A bunch of non-related topics with a high frequency of gaming, medieval history, origami, Harry Potter, and gardening.
(and by that I mean in the sense of “fucking” and “shit(ty)”)
So swearing is one of those things that usually has a grammar behind it that’s never really taught, but which sounds nonetheless pretty weird if you get it wrong. So here are some tips.
To describe something as “shit/shitty”, place de merde after it.
Je te le dis, Twilight c’est un livre de merde.
I’m telling you, Twilight is a shit book.
Je vais arriver en retard, ma voiture de merde est encore en panne.
I’m going to arrive late, my shitty car broke down again.
"Fucking" on the other hand is expressed by placing putain de before the noun, and it’s important to note that while putain is invariable, any articles/demonstratives that precede it have to agree with the actual noun.
Ce putain de chat m’a mordu !
That fucking cat bit me!
J’en ai marre de cette putain d’école.
I’m sick of this fucking school.
Je déteste Twilight, ces putain de livres sont partout.
I hate Twilight, those fucking books are everywhere.
And of course, seeing as one precedes and one follows the noun, you can easily stack them up for a stronger swear.
Je ne veux plus habiter dans ce putain de pays de merde !
I don’t want to live in this fucking shitty country anymore.
Re-enactment groups, collectors, historians and serving soldiers helped photographer Thom Atkinson assemble the components for each shot. ‘It was hard to track down knowledgeable people with the correct equipment,’ he says. ‘The pictures are really the product of their knowledge and experience.’
- 1066 huscarl, Battle of Hastings
- 1244 mounted knight, Siege of Jerusalem
- 1415 fighting archer, Battle of Agincourt
- 1485 Yorkist man-at-arms, Battle of Boswort
(The photo shoot contains 13 kits total. Make sure to view them all here)
Square box: Crane 1 by Fuse Tomoko
White and patterned paper
No writing; rough draft
Note to self: Stop watching movies while folding origami. You’re only half paying attention and it comes out pretty shitty.
Yeah, if you can’t tell, those are cranes on the top (they didn’t come out well in the picture). There’s a two-crane and four-crane version; obviously I used the four here, but I’m regretting it. It looks busy. I thought that would happen and tried to offset it by making two of the cranes white, but it didn’t help. Assembly isn’t complicated, pretty standard for a box.