Ten Relationship Words That Aren't Translatable...
Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan, an indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego): The wordless yet meaningful look shared by two people who desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to start.
Yuanfen (Chinese): A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends.
Cafuné (Brazilian Portuguese): The act of tenderly running your fingers through someone's hair.
Retrouvailles (French): The happiness of meeting again after a long time.
Ilunga (Bantu): A person who is willing to forgive abuse the first time; tolerate it the second time, but never a third time.
La Douleur Exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have.
Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall into love.
Ya’aburnee (Arabic): “You bury me.” It’s a declaration of one’s hope that they’ll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
Forelsket: (Norwegian): The euphoria you experience when you’re first falling in love.
Saudade (Portuguese): The feeling of longing for someone that you love and is lost. Another linguist describes it as a "vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist."
T'hy'la (Vulcan): A complex relationship that encompasses elements of friendship, brothers in the sense of family and/or a trusted comrade, and the particular affection of lovers.
Former DC President Paul Levitz says superhero...
dcwomenkickingass: Well. This sure explains a lot. In a three part interview over at The Comics Journal to promote his new DC book, former DC president Paul Levitz is giving some very interesting soundbites. Levitz who ran DC as president and publisher from 2002 until last year and was instrumental in making the direct market DC’s main distribution channel, shares his thoughts on girls and...
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rosalarian: Whenever I complain about how females are portrayed in mainstream superhero comics, inevitably half a dozen people pop up to tell me this: “Men are idealized in comics, too.” Yes. Yes they are. I am aware of this. While I think the idealism is harmful, that isn’t actually what I have a problem…
After watching the Emmy, I really want to ship Jon...
palalife: Is there a fandom They are so cute And I am sure once they know there’s a fandom, they will either make fun of us or throw us more bones material to ship
Symbolism Between Erik and Charles' Chess Games:...
Me: I like X Men First Class a lot because it shows how strong the bond between Erik and Charles really is. But they are still enemies because of one ideological disagreement. (Symbolically demonstated when Erik's ego ends up putting Charles in a wheel chair.)
Dad: i would argue that the chess games were more a metaphore for how each viewed the other. Charles was using them as a vehicle to reach out to the young Erick - the good part, if you will. Magneto used them as a vehicle for the intense competition between their world views.
Me: I believe that they used their chess games as a mutual way to reach out to each other and possibly change the other's view. They so openly dicuss their own ideas and opinions when they play chess that it's more of an outlet for them to go back to those times when they were younger as they continued to play it when they were older. Chess is their connection to each other, in a sense. They continue to play not only as a means to reach out to each other but to try and reconnect as well, if that makes sense. The sad thing is that they know it will never work. Their chess games, depending on the movie, change what they mean, as well. Metaphorically.
Dad: Yup. neither, by the time of the thir movie, hold any hope that the other will "come around".
Me: Exactly! It makes it even sadder at the end of the third that Erik is sitting alone at a chess table. One last desperate attempt to connect with Charles even though he's dead.
Dad: One of the most poignent scenes in the movies is that very last chess game they play. Charles is sad - and Erik is already plotting his next move.
Me: Very true. The worst part of that scene, (emotionally,) is also the fact that Charles aleady seems to know that Erik's brash planning will fail.
Dad: Charles almost seems to have given up on his former friend - he realizes at that point (IMO) that the differences have become so vast as to be irreconcilable. Erik is contemptuous - Charles is saddened.
Me: Honestly, I don't think Charles could ever give up on Erik, as odd as that seems. I think he would keep trying even though he knows that their differences are that great. Erik is the one thing that Charles could never really fix, in a sense.
Dad: Yah, I agree. Even at the final confrontation at Jean's house, Charles is the one reaching out to Erik. It's only after Charles gest disintegrated, that we see any emotion from Magneto.
Me: (thinking) MY DAD SHIPS CHERIK
I use this to write things.: I’ve been toying with... →
ceilingcharles: I’ve been toying with the idea of the X-Men verse, handled differently. Basically, a bit What If scenario: What if, when mutants start cropping up all over the world, people react in the way I admittedly think they would - they ignore it, and chalk it up to a series of cheap tricks, video…
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