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odditiesoflife:

Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World

These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.

  1. Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
  3. Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
  4. Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
  5. Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
  6. Fantasy House - Location Unknown
  7. Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
  8. Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
  9. Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
  10. The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States

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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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Illustrations by Christian Birmingham

Far, far from land, where the waters are as blue as the petals of the cornflower and as clear as glass, there, where no anchor can reach the bottom, live the mer-people. […]

At the very deepest place, the mer-king has built his castle. […] Around the castle was a great park where there grew fiery-red and deep-blue trees. Their fruits shone as though they were the purest gold, their flowers were like flames, and their branches and leaves were ever in motion. The earth was the finest sand, not white but blue, the color of burning sulphur. There was a blue tinge to everything, down on the bottom of the sea. You could almost believe that you were suspended in mid-air and had the blue sky both above and below you. When the sea was calm, the sun appeared like a crimson flower, from which all light flowed.

The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue), Hans Christian Andersen

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typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
Boys are better at math than girls
Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 
Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
Experiences of trans people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

So adding this to my to-read list.

And it’s currently available on Kindle for $3.34.

THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING
Cordelia Fine is a damn good psychologist and this book is approachable and fun to a lay reader, but also PACKED with important research results, clearly conveyed. Strongly recommend this puppy to anyone who is interested in neuropsychology, evolutionary psychology (which is a crock of shit, by the way), developmental psychology, gender, or childrearing. Every new parent should read it. Every misguided gender essentialist should read it. Everybody. It’s so good. 

Wait let’s do a book club about this too.

yeahwriters:

erikadprice:

gehayi:

rhaithe:

typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.

Specifically, one book. This book.

This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

This book debunks such myths as:

  • Boys are better at math than girls
  • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
  • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
  • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
  • And many other such myths.

Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

  • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
  • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
  • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
  • Experiences of trans people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

So adding this to my to-read list.

And it’s currently available on Kindle for $3.34.

THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING

Cordelia Fine is a damn good psychologist and this book is approachable and fun to a lay reader, but also PACKED with important research results, clearly conveyed. Strongly recommend this puppy to anyone who is interested in neuropsychology, evolutionary psychology (which is a crock of shit, by the way), developmental psychology, gender, or childrearing. Every new parent should read it. Every misguided gender essentialist should read it. Everybody. It’s so good. 

Wait let’s do a book club about this too.

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