Bethly126

Apr 15
I only needed to know one thing about his play to know I wanted to see it. It had Daniel Radcliffe in it. Sold! #crippleofinoshmaan #broadway #harrypotter4ever

I only needed to know one thing about his play to know I wanted to see it. It had Daniel Radcliffe in it. Sold! #crippleofinoshmaan #broadway #harrypotter4ever

Apr 14
Doesn’t it look like they are in lock up? #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

Doesn’t it look like they are in lock up? #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

Apr 14
Lady Liberty got legs. #latergram #art

Lady Liberty got legs. #latergram #art

Apr 13
On the prowl #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

On the prowl #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

Apr 10
My sister and me #tbt #nationalsiblingday

My sister and me #tbt #nationalsiblingday

Apr 07

Cather + Wren = Catherine? Fangirl and the pin/pen merger →

rainbowrowell:

lies:

genderific:

allthingslinguistic:

I recently read the novel Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is an excellent book that has nothing to do with linguistics. Despite that, I ended up noticing something linguistically interesting about the characters’ names, specifically…

This is interesting. I pronounce the PIN and PEN vowels differently, but when I say “Catherine,” the RINE vowel goes all schwa … unless I’m really enunciating. In that case, it has a very lilted PIN sound. (Also, unless I’m enunciating, I say it in 2.5 syllables.)

When I wrote this, I imagined Cather and Wren’s mom splitting “Catherine” in two, and cheating a little to get two words that sounded like names.

I was inspired by my great-grandmother who didn’t realize she was having twins and didn’t feel like coming up with a new name. So “Josefina” became Josie and Fina.  

I almost always imagine, when I’m naming main characters, what their parents were thinking when they named them …

It’s surprised me how many Fangirl readers have never heard the name Levi. I get asked how to pronounce it a few times a week on Twitter. (Levi has the same vowel sounds as KNEE-HIGH.) (Old Testament names are very popular in Nebraska.) (Here is a really weird Levi’s commercial where you can hear it said out loud.)

It’s also surprised me that many people pronounce Eleanor — ellenER. I pronounce it ellenOR.

People sometimes ask if Park is short for Parker. Nope. Park is a common Korean family name; I imagined it was his mother’s maiden name, and that his parents gave it to him as a tie to his mom’s family.

If you’re really looking at the names in my books, you’ll see that almost all the last names refer to places in Nebraska. Douglas and Sheridan are both counties. And Cather, Piper and Avery are building names at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln …

And Lincoln, of course, is the name of the main character of my first book.

whyyesitiskate I think you would find this interesting. I don’t think it’s too spoilery if you haven’t read Fangirl. Which you totally should because seriously so good. And kinda so us
Apr 04

http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/post/81676137406/today-i-got-a-message-that-made-me-rageful-it →

maggie-stiefvater:

Today I got a message that made me rageful.

It was about a scene in The Dream Thieves. I don’t want to be spoilery, so I will just say it goes like so: Boy wants to kiss Girl. He asks her. Girl says no, even though he asked nicely. She does not want to kiss him, Girl says. He does not kiss her….

Mar 30
On a cold and dreary rainy day I present cat in a cemetery part two. I’m pretty sure it’s the same cat I saw in Greenwood before. #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

On a cold and dreary rainy day I present cat in a cemetery part two. I’m pretty sure it’s the same cat I saw in Greenwood before. #catsofsunsetpark #catsofinstagram

Mar 30

maggie-stiefvater:

Wait! I think that means that I’ve collected the full set, right? I think yes!

Though shouldn’t Gansey be wearing top siders?

Mar 29
snipergys:

bethly126:

mugglenetmemes:

I could just be slow…But my mind just Exploded! http://ift.tt/1obamLS

wait what?  Did anyone else know about this?

This is fake

Ah, so no wonder I never heard about it before

snipergys:

bethly126:

mugglenetmemes:

I could just be slow…But my mind just Exploded! http://ift.tt/1obamLS

wait what?  Did anyone else know about this?

This is fake

Ah, so no wonder I never heard about it before