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No actually good thread cause sometimes I find general stuff I feel like sharing/talking about but you come to this forum and there is no General Stuff I Feel Like Sharing/Talking About thread I mean, what the shit is that. And it either ends up at some random ass thread like so

 

I'm posting it in here cause most active thread idc. Best of both worlds visual+literature!

 

http://www.casualoptimist.com/blog/2013/12/10/50-covers-for-2013/

 

The Tampa one is clever

or another Post That Could Have Been But Is Not

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No actually good thread cause sometimes I find general stuff I feel like sharing/talking about but you come to this forum and there is no General Stuff I Feel Like Sharing/Talking About thread I mean, what the shit is that. And it either ends up at some random ass thread like so

 

 

yup!

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i asked my dad to get me the concept of irony with constant reference to socrates by kierkegaard for christmas, and he has ordered it and informs me he is confident it will arrive on time. he said "it seems long" and i said yeah i think its about 350 pages and he was like "it said it was 680 pages" (i think he may have used the "look inside this book" function on amazon. if he has its the cutest event in the history of time) and i was like "no im pretty sure its about 350 pages" but we didnt get into a big dispute about that, both being sensible adults. he then told me i should get him life and fate by vasily grossman because i was complaining a lot about not being told what to get him so i dont know he seemed pretty happy when he told me to buy him life and fate by vasily grossman and im pretty happy too because it should be pretty easy to find because it was making a splash about a year ago i think. its also cute that he obviously delibrately didnt get it at the time everyone in the world practically was reading it continuously over and over again but then waited until no one was read it to read it himself and i also wonder whether he would actually have bought it himself or he wanted someone to buy it for him and whether he wanted me in particular to buy it for him but that is too cute and by the rule of "nothing that is real is cute" i dont think it has happened but anyway 

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Words to describe someone's voice

 

 

adenoidal:if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose

 

appealing:an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement

 

breathy:with loud breathing noises

 

brittle:if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry

 

croaky:if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat

 

dead:if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion

 

disembodied:a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see

 

flat:spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.

 

fruity:a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way

 

grating:a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying

 

gravelly:a gravelly voice sounds low and rough

 

gruff:a gruff voice has a rough low sound

 

guttural:a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat

 

high-pitched:a high-pitched voice or sound is very high

 

hoarse:someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore

 

honeyed:honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking

 

husky:a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way

 

low adjective:a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear

 

low adverb:in a deep voice, or with a deep sound

 

matter-of-fact:used about someone’s behaviour or voice

 

modulated:a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to

 

monotonous:a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower

 

nasal:someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose

 

orotund:an orotund voice is loud and clear

 

penetrating:a penetrating voice or sound is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable

 

plummy:a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.

 

quietly:in a quiet voice

 

raucous:a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough

 

ringing:a ringing sound or voice is very loud and clear

 

rough:a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to

 

shrill:a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant

 

silvery:a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant

 

singsong:if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a musical way

 

small:a small voice or sound is quiet

 

smoky:a smoky voice or smoky eyes are sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way

 

softly spoken:someone who is softly spoken has a quiet gentle voice

 

sotto voce adjective, adverb:in a very quiet voice

 

stentorian:a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe

 

strangled:a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it

 

strangulated:strangled

 

strident:a strident voice or sound is loud and unpleasant

 

taut:used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry

 

thick:if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion

 

thickly:with a low voice that comes mostly from your throat

 

thin:a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to

 

throaty:a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat

 

tight:a tight voice or expression shows that you are nervous or annoyed

 

toneless:a toneless voice does not express any emotion

 

tremulous:if something such as your voice or smile is tremulous, it is not steady, for example because you are afraid or excited

 

wheezy:a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing

 

wobbly:if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry

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i asked my dad to get me the concept of irony with constant reference to socrates by kierkegaard for christmas, and he has ordered it and informs me he is confident it will arrive on time. he said "it seems long" and i said yeah i think its about 350 pages and he was like "it said it was 680 pages" (i think he may have used the "look inside this book" function on amazon. if he has its the cutest event in the history of time) and i was like "no im pretty sure its about 350 pages" but we didnt get into a big dispute about that, both being sensible adults. he then told me i should get him life and fate by vasily grossman because i was complaining a lot about not being told what to get him so i dont know he seemed pretty happy when he told me to buy him life and fate by vasily grossman and im pretty happy too because it should be pretty easy to find because it was making a splash about a year ago i think. its also cute that he obviously delibrately didnt get it at the time everyone in the world practically was reading it continuously over and over again but then waited until no one was read it to read it himself and i also wonder whether he would actually have bought it himself or he wanted someone to buy it for him and whether he wanted me in particular to buy it for him but that is too cute and by the rule of "nothing that is real is cute" i dont think it has happened but anyway

I'm not sure you and your dad seem to *get* the whole Christmas presents thing

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I'm not sure you and your dad seem to *get* the whole Christmas presents thing

 

we do *get* each other christmas presents though!

 

anyhow how you know it is not us who have penetrated far into the the divine mystery of what the "whole christmas presents thing" is, and you who are still grappling, outside in the cold with the much-easier-to-understand concept easter like some new born baby who doesnt understand anything least of all its own name?????????????????????? 

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Last night I went to twooo parties with my friend we never go to parties anymore ANYWAY this guy had on a brothers karamazov shirt and I was like fuck yes I love your shirt then I talked about Russian lit and other things a while then he mentioned anaïs nin but at first I didn't realize who he was saying because I've only ever seen her name written (here) and he said it differently than Id imagined but then I grasped it and told him how I had imagined it was pronounced and he said it wasn't that far off but anyway I haven't read her though I have been meaning to of course. Then later on my friend and I were both talking to him and we had a cool music discussion and then somehow moved on to art and the illustrator we saw at the high museum exhibit (jerry pinkney) who is amazing and then they were talking about Frieda but I moved on and let them have that convo at that point because where I'm definitely bigger on literature she can talk circles around me on art but yeah always pretty cool to find a guy who wants to get drunk and talk about the arts

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Nice post roserose I get what you mean by how names (or even words in general) *sound* in your head as you read it vs how it is actually pronounced. I remember during my interview for Brighton uni the interviewer said something wrt philosophy which I have now forgotten exactly what dang but anyway, I knew what he was referring to cause I've read/seen it around but when he mentioned it it didn't click instantly and when it did I was like 'oh yea WAIT I KNEW THAT' but it felt fake like I was trying too hard to show I know lmao. It gets embarrassing for me cause of background/origin even though people would understand but you know. But yeah I hear ya wrt talking about the arts as well like the day we met Elmir we went to the Tate Modern and whilst not well-versed I do enjoy and appreciate art and just creative outputs in general and it was nice talking about them with Hugh and Elmir. There is a point when talking about art where things can either get intimidating or pretentious, but it was neither then so it was fun. Hugh we should assess painting and forget life again.

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Yonkers, Jersey City and New York speak most like me. Tulsa, Des Moines and Springfield Missouri speak least like me. Yonkers lol.

i know someone from Yonkers!

 

They say I'm most like San Antonio, Arlington, and DC lol

 

Apparently they only really call the small road parallel to the highway an access road in Texas and Atlanta

 

Some of those were funny like what I say and what I notice other people around me saying are sometimes different, so then where did I get my word preference from y'know. And it's weird that yard sale contributed to mine so much because I would use a few of the other words in different situations like a yard sale is in the yard but a garage sale is in the garage and a jumble sale to me is the giant sale they have at my parents' church every year and this sale I went to for some private school I would call a thrift sale cuz it was set up more like a thrift store

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