a b something

Teresa, italian (venetian), 24, little dragon. This is mostly a multifandom reblog tumblelog. When I say "mostly" I actually mean "I have a compulsive reblogging problem". Here you have, the truth. (That's why I had to make another blog for my personal things.)


dw amen hallelujah the hour hp too lazy to tag




The Musketeers Meets Parks and Recreation 29/?

the bEST

Posted 1 giorno fa | 39 note | via | © | Comments
Posted 1 giorno fa | 10 note | via | © | Comments


Just get married already you two.

Posted 1 giorno fa | 495 note | via | © | Comments


I don’t think Hairspray gets enough attention 

Like the protagonist is a fat girl who can sing and dance 


and she also gets the hot guy, not by losing weight or a make over, just because she’s cool


interracial couple


body positivity/ fat acceptance


They fight to stop racism 


and also 

John Travolta as Tracy’s Mom


Posted 1 giorno fa | 394 note | via | © | Comments

I got tagged by lifeywifey - this looks fun!

You can tell a lot about a person from their music. Hit shuffle on you Ipod, MP3 Player, etc. and put the first 10 songs! One rule, no skipping! Tag 10 people and pass it on!


1- germs by yeasayer
2-  paradise city by guns ‘n’ roses
3- stack shot billy by the black keys
4- electric lady by janelle monaé ft. solange
5- a stillness by the naked and famous
6- ti sorrido mentre affogo by caparezza
7- judas by lady gaga
8- read all about it (pt.III) by emeli sandè
9- if i were a boy by beyoncè
10- me gustas tu by manu chao

I tag *sweats nervously*: dittanyetdroobles , likewendathewhitefawnepically-average , cafcteddersiris-bleubajoranbeauty , putdownyourpride , lizarld , kureha-fujishima , blablici , raouldehadleyfraser , matthewgraygublet , alopey , chanson-egocentrique , playskate , sorryxdbarefeet , cillianmurphytumblrfanaccount , palomahaller , dea-noctisstormfromthenether , riotinthegardenpetitiontobringbackthedodobird , oliviaspaghetti , oh-come-on-eileen , mymemoirsintears , aryadeepak , noforcefields , heyitsabik , wafertubo , reeces-pieces-leeces-neeces , beadianu , got-the-wright-stuff , utopiamanuscripts , unamatta , uncalzinospaiato , fassbinder

ok they are more then 10 but in my defense i cannot decide and then got carried away? *sweats more nervously* the point is i like all of them, i really just can’t decide so fuck it, i put all the mutuals

Posted 1 giorno fa | 7 note | via | Comments

That’s Kate Beaton for you.
Posted 4 giorni fa | 11 note | via | © | Comments

seira mú è seira mú

i lost it at the opening songalso i can’t help myself because TEH SAILOR WARRIORS alwodfbxys so utagi excuse my anatomy errors it’s not personal


seira mú è seira mú

i lost it at the opening song
also i can’t help myself because TEH SAILOR WARRIORS alwodfbxys so utagi excuse my anatomy errors it’s not personal

Posted 4 giorni fa | 1 nota | via | Comments

la cosa é andata fuoro controllo (ma sono le GUERRIERE SEILOR mamma!)


la cosa é andata fuoro controllo (ma sono le GUERRIERE SEILOR mamma!)

Posted 4 giorni fa | 1 nota | via | Comments


Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

Posted 4 giorni fa | 268.264 note | via | © | Comments


Just some fine specimens I’ve been dreaming about lately…

Posted 4 giorni fa | 22 note | via | © | Comments







Instead of whispered, consider:

  • murmured
  • mumbled
  • muttered
  • breathed
  • sighed
  • hissed
  • mouthed
  • uttered
  • intoned
  • susurrated
  • purred
  • said in an undertone
  • gasped
  • hinted
  • said low
  • said into someone’s ear
  • said softly
  • said under one’s breath
  • said in hushed tones
  • insinuated

These posts make me unreasonably cranky. So cranky, in fact, that every time a new one of these goddamn things crosses my dash, I’m just going to dissect them. Both for the edification of newer writers and because fuck these lists.

As mentioned in previous posts: These are not synonyms for whispered. You can’t use them interchangeably. Let’s go through them.

"Well," she whispered, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking in a voice so low it’s become words made of breath, probably because she doesn’t want to be heard.

"Well," she murmured, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is saying this very quietly, but above a whisper. She may be talking to herself.

"Well," she mumbled, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking under her breath in low enough tones that her words may sound unclear or slurred. Also very possibly talking to herself.

"Well," she muttered, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking lowly, but more clearly than a mumble. She sounds angry, irritated, or dully frustrated.

"Well," she breathed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Breathing words may mean relief, exasperation, or exhaustion, and sound half like a sigh. Oh, look—

"Well," she sighed, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The character is almost certainly not happy. She’s speaking in a tired, heavy breath.

"Well," she hissed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character’s words are coming out in low, very sharp breaths. She sounds angry, irritated, or maybe just in an intense moment.

"Well," she mouthed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is using the barest hint of her voice, if any at all. Her lips are silently forming the syllables.

"Well," she uttered, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

Using uttered in this particular type of descriptive sense actually just sounds awkward. That said, ‘utter’ sounds like a word that implies speech in low yet strong and loud tones, well-enunciated, like someone preaching.

"Well," she intoned, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The tone of her voice is dull and flat, with little variance in pitch. She is saying this without much emotion (intentionally or not).

Fuck “susurrated”.

"Well," she purred, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The manner she’s speaking in is silky, smooth, and particularly pleased; quite possibly smug. In this particular example, this implies she probably does have a choice about [whatever it is] and is being facetious.

"Well," she said in an undertone, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This is bad, because an undertone is something that needs describing. That’s like saying “her dress was a color”.

"Well," she gasped, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The character is speaking in a sharp intake of breath, probably brought on by surprise or shock. She could also be short of breath, being strangled or something.

"Well," she hinted, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character has particular (duh) hint-hint tones in her voice as she speaks to someone. One can just imagine her leaning over closer to their ear.

"Well," she said low, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Her voice has dropped below normal pitch, but is above a whisper. There’s a certain amount of dullness in the tone, probably.

"Well," she said, into his ear, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This implies nothing about the actual voice, just that she’s literally speaking right into his ear (perhaps at normal volume, which would be painful). It doesn’t, on its own, carry any connotations of tone or emotion.

"Well," she said softly, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

I have a personal beef with the word “softly” on account of writers in a certain area of a certain MMO that use that word for fucking everything; speech, movement, touch, footsteps, because it helps to passively describe their character as delicate and pretty or something.

It’s a personal beef. There’s nothing really wrong with the word. Moving on.

Saying something softly implies not only a lowered pitch but a certain gentleness (or at least lack of weight) in tone.

"Well," she said under her breath, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This is very like muttered, murmured, etc — it sounds (dur) breathier, and is more likely to imply a person talking to themselves.

"Well," she said in hushed tones, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Now you’re getting closer to an equal term for “whispered”; hushed tones could mean that, or half-whispered. It does imply a certain amount of whisperiness or breathiness. It also implies a deliberate attempt to be quiet.

"Well," she insinuated, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Like with ‘uttered’, this feels grammatically weird in that it’s usually a thing a person describes another person as doing (“Greg didn’t say it, but he insinuated it!”), but whatever. It’s similar to hinting; it means you’re trying to imply or subtly convey something, but has nothing to do with actual whispers.

tl;dr Those words are all different, these lists are terrible writing advice and people need to stop pulling tangentially-related words from the thesaurus and saying they all mean the same thing.


as i tell my students:

"use the precise word, not the word that kinda sorta fits or ‘sounds more impressive’ “

use exactly the word you MEAN

Le mot juste!

additionally, keep in mind that these words are a replacement not only of “said,” but also movement and mood-setting. instead of

  • mike looked around. he didn’t want anyone to overhear this. ‘i haven’t got a choice,’ he said.

you can insinuate that mike doesn’t want anyone to overhear by using a word that means he’s dropped his voice. 

  • 'i haven't got a choice,' mike muttered. 

"said" works so often because the reader’s eye skips right over it. it’s quick, efficient, and it doesn’t interrupt the speaking-to-reading process. it’s a placemarker to make clear who’s talking. if you’re going to use another word, make sure that it’s needed — to describe the scene, indicate the character’s emotions, or heighten tension. 

Posted 4 giorni fa | 455.501 note | via | © | Comments



"What you lack, is something that cannot be taught."


"You’re not scary.”


Well Dean Hardscrabble,


Bobby from Kansas


would beg to differ.


Posted 4 giorni fa | 35.740 note | via | © | Comments


Kenyan model Yaya Deng | photography by Cybele Malinowski 

Posted 4 giorni fa | 10.440 note | via | © | Comments








i wanna follow all of you :D


i don’t care about being followed but unf unf unf unf unf cillian

people just


What Erin said.

With a gif;



It always warms my cold black heart to see other Cillian fans. 


i don’t post him a ton but i do have lots of gifs


He needs more love ^^

Posted 4 giorni fa | 92 note | via | © | Comments
Cillian Murphy SPAM (11)
Posted 4 giorni fa | 8 note | via | © | Comments

© a b something | Theme Licorice, DESIGNED BY: MISS-YANI | POWERED BY: TUMBLR