this girl literally destroys all other covers of let it go and she does it sitting down
Okay, I’ve never even seen Frozen, but I’ve heard Let It Go and this is actually fucking mindblowing.
If my linguistics background and language teaching training are reading this correctly, English is probably not this girl’s first language (though it’s possible that she is bilingual, just probably not from birth), because the /l/ phoneme was introduced to her later in life (or in a different way than it is in English)- you can hear it on certain words, like “girl”, where she struggles to blend the two phonemes, and other indicators of non-native fluency like moments where the cadence of a word or part of a phrase is audibly foreign to her, but she fucking nails the intonation of more than ninety percent of the song on top of belting it out from a goddamn chair.
Coulson & Ward vs. technology
Like, the thing I loved about this is the first bit especially.
Because does anyone remember in Star Trek IV when Scotty picks up the mouse and is like “Computer.” and nothing happens, and the guy has to tell Scotty to use the mouse? And it’s funny because the voice-activated computers are something of science fiction?
But here we are, thirty years later, with the exact same situation- Ward has to actually push the “on” button to turn it on. But the joke isn’t that Ward is expecting sci-fi technology, the joke is that’s how you’d expect technology like that to actually work. He’s saying it exactly like you’d say “Siri, send a text message” or “Glass, take a picture.”
Which brings me to another thing, we’ve always had tones of voice like your angry voice, your seductive voice, “The Mom Voice”, and now, we’ve developed an entire way of speaking that we use for the exclusive purpose of giving spoken directions to a computer.
Peter Capaldi serving as a daily reminder that a fandom can be more than a fandom and that sometimes dreams do come true. Here we are making fanart, writing fan letters, analysing things more than the creators themselves… etc. Much like the young Peter Capaldi. So don’t let anyone tell you that the thing you like is a waste of time or that you’re only trying to escape the “real world”. That thing you like could be what inspires you, fuels your ambitions, and be the most amazing part of your life. And Peter Capaldi is living proof of that, because Peter Capaldi became The Doctor.