Are band names singular or plural?

theyuniversity:

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Simply put, in American English, we treat band names in the same way we treat regular nouns:

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  • NOTE: In British English, band names (irrespective of whether they’re singular or plural nouns) are followed by the plural form of verbs (e.g., are, play, sing, etc.). For instance, “Radiohead are my favorite band” would be correct.

If your muse isn’t just hunting for the D and V , please reblog

incursu:

I’m sick of getting dropped or ignored by some blogs just because my muse isn’t jumping and crawling all over them. there are things called enemies/platonic or just friends or whatever…. and i’m annoyed…so if you could just reblog this so that I can have a bit of reassurance about this..it’d be very appreciated

“I understand. That’s the trouble. I understand. I’ll understand all the time. All day and all night. Especially all night. I’ll understand. You don’t have to worry about that.”
- Ernest Hemingway, Winner Take Nothing (via murmurrs)
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45 Things I Want to See Less of in Stories

elumish:

  1. The quiet, stoic man who is only antisocial because he is secretly gay
  2. The bisexual woman who turns out to be really actually straight
  3. The bisexual man who turns out to be really actually gay
  4. Sex solving relationships
  5. Dysfunctional relationships having no-caveat happily-ever-afters
  6. Strong women ending up being submissive to men
  7. People changing their personalities without reason
  8. People solving all of their problems the first time
  9. Relationships curing mental illnesses
  10. Ability not matching training
  11. The girl being a virgin but the guy being uber-experienced
  12. The girl having sexual experience and being shamed for it
  13. Girls having had lots of sex being seen as self-destructive while guys having had lots of sex being seen as normal
  14. People adjusting to rapid changes in their lives with no difficulty
  15. The girl fixing the broken guy (usually through sex)
  16. People having the necessary abilities without doing any work
  17. The main character being the smartest person in the room
  18. The main character being great at whatever they try
  19. The main character being able to do everything and solve every problem
  20. Magic without consequences
  21. Hidden magical societies for no reason
  22. The main character who is a reader
  23. The petty teenage girl whose only real sins are not being a reader and liking fashion
  24. The child who is “wise beyond their years”
  25. Stories that take an extended period of time with no apparent seasons
  26. Battles that don’t account for the environment
  27. Mythical creatures only being based in Christian or European mythology
  28. The only mythical creatures in East-Asian-inspired stories being dragons
  29. Everyone being cisgenered, white, and heterosexual
  30. Women needing to be saved by men
  31. Rape of a woman as a motivator for a male relative/friend/romantic or sexual partner
  32. Murder of a woman as a motivator for a male relative/friend/romantic or sexual partner
  33. Unqualified people ending up in charge of making major decisions
  34. The missing parent who is uber-powerful
  35. The dysfunctional parent
  36. The white savior
  37. The token black character
  38. The token gay character
  39. Judeo-Christian or Abrahamic morality in a non-Judeo-Christian/Abrahamic society
  40. Having cities with no poverty
  41. Continuously available clean water in non-modern/first-world country
  42. Conlangs being based on Romance languages
  43. Conlangs having excessive apostrophes
  44. Made-up biology
  45. A lack of research

If the signs were mythological creatures:

  • Aries: Werewolf
  • Taurus: Hell hound
  • Gemini: Doppelgänger
  • Cancer: Banshee
  • Leo: Fairy
  • Virgo: Angel
  • Libra: Nymph
  • Scorpio: Siren
  • Sagittarius: Ghost
  • Capricorn: Mermaid
  • Aquarius: Vampire
  • Pisces: Shapeshifter
Anonymous asked: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

Ask me about my OC

  1. Draw your OC!
  2. Most prominent features?
  3. Your very first OC?
  4. Your favourite OC?
  5. Your least favourite?
  6. How about where they live?
  7. Do they have a pet?
  8. How about their hobby?
  9. A weird quirk?
  10. A talent?
  11. Draw your OC with a silly face!
  12. Draw your OC with their friends!
  13. Backstory to one of your characters!
  14. Scars?
  15. Is your OC neat or messy?
  16. Favourite food?
  17. Goals or ambition
  18. Pick a random fact!
  19. OCTP?
  20. Does your OC have a motto?
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