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Anonymous asked: Do you read or plan to read any of the Bard's plays to cupcake while he is really little?

Probably not, though I do plan on taking him to see a few plays when he is old enough to sit through them. Then, if he likes them, we can read some as bedtime stories =) 

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Anonymous asked: Which Shakespearean characters best describes tall cake, shortcake, and cupcake? They don't need to be from the same play, although that would be cool.

Keep in mind that I have not read every single play, and some plays it’s been years since I’ve read so I don’t remember a lot of minor characters. Also, to give some parameters, I’m not going to use histories because I don’t want to define the Shakespearean version of someone vs the actual someone vs how who compares. But, off the top of my head, using mostly major characters with overly generalized traits, I’d compare myself to Bianca from Shrew, the hubs to Mercutio from R&J, and the baby to Puck from Midsummer.

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Anonymous asked: Really love those Shakespearean posts of yours. What are some of your favorite hidden in plain sight gems of his? I really love the biting the thumb and maiden's head comments in Romeo and Juliet.

Hidden in plain sight gems, like puns? Or innuendos or… Oh gosh, really any way you slice it it’s all so dirty! I never really compiled a list of my favorites, but the ones that pop into my head first (without giving too much away or getting too naughty in the explanation) are

"Country" and the following lines when Hamlet talks to Ophelia at the play

The Fool in King Lear during, like, everything. Insulting the King hardcore right to his face. Don’t know if that’s really “hidden” but Lear certainly does’t notice! At least most of these aren’t inappropriate. 

Petruchio talking to Katherine in Shrew. Just, oh my gosh, the um… tongue stuff. Plus depending on how you read her character, the son/sun/moon scene and the last speech by Kate have some quality stuff. 

I do love the ‘thumb’ sasss in R&J. Hate the play but love that part and continue to reference it years after reading. 

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Anonymous asked: What would you say is Shakespeare's most romantic play.

oh gosh. That depends on one’s view of what “Romantic” is, and my view on that word is determined by my mood. My favorite Shakespearean romance within a play is between Benedick and Beatrice from Much Ado, so I might go with that one. So much snark, such a grade school flirtation, so cute! up there. 

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New Mormon Message - “You Never Know”

I know the purpose of this message is more about the impact we have on others when we help out and how we can be an answer to a prayer, God working through us, the importance of service, all that wonderful stuff. And I totally agree with that, it’s great. But for me, the main thing I got from this message was a reminder of how grateful I am for my amazing husband. The woman in this video must have a husband away on business or something because from sunrise to bedtime it’s just her with the kids, and it’s clearly a struggle. I’m so thankful that Families are central to God’s plan of Happiness. I’m thankful that my Husband has been able to find work that allows him to be with me so often. I’m thankful that husbands and wives are meant to aid one another and that Tall Cake strives to do just that. Most of all, I’m just thankful for him, that we’re married, that he loves me.

I just love my husband <3

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You’re A Hazard, Harry

lolshtus:

You’re A Hazard, Harry

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Anonymous asked: Starbucks anon, I'm gonna bug you one more time, okay? All of them?! How do you order that? What do you replace the coffee with?

companion-cube-76:

latterdayblank:

They replace it with a milk-based product. Doesn’t sound appealing, but it is wonderful and I don’t question the system. Just order any of the frappuccinos (except maybe Java chip, ‘cause.. you know) “no coffee” and they’ll make you a died-and-gone-to-heaven in a plastic cup with your name probably spelled wrong if you are me.

It depends on the drink, and they can actually be quite skilled at changing thing on the fly (have you heard some of the orders they are given?).

I think the default is a milk/cream base (non-dairy is always an option too), but feel free to ask fora chocolate sub for the coffee too.

Pumpkin spiced hot chocolate is one of my fall favorites.

I have asked for some of the hot chocolate swaps and had the barista tell me they made a little extra to try it too and they liked it better than the coffee version.

Some items cannot be separated from the coffee or tea base, but they are usually happy to explain that and will sometimes offer alternative options.

STEAMERS! They call the steamed milk replacing yucky coffee drinks Steamers. Pumpkin Spice Steamers! And tomorrow I’m going to try Cubey’s suggestion of Hot Choco Pumpkin Spice goodness and I’m just so enchanted by this new world of Starbucks

I don&#8217;t speak Japanese nor do I know the most credible sources for Edo period Japanese History so I cannot verify any of this. I&#8217;ve only read a couple interviews with Miyazaki on the movie which confirmed the time period but I can&#8217;t find the interview mentioned above. In fact they suggest the above is not at all the case. If this were true, though, it makes for a very interesting viewing of the movie (rewatching it right now in fact!)

I don’t speak Japanese nor do I know the most credible sources for Edo period Japanese History so I cannot verify any of this. I’ve only read a couple interviews with Miyazaki on the movie which confirmed the time period but I can’t find the interview mentioned above. In fact they suggest the above is not at all the case. If this were true, though, it makes for a very interesting viewing of the movie (rewatching it right now in fact!)

"Yay Mormons!’
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I know Idaho and Utah are less and less of a reality for the Cake family but this makes me want to get out there so much more! Think of all the married couple friends we’d have

professorgo:

The guy on the left, since he shows clear disgust with having his picture taken suddenly without permission. The guy on the right has had so little sleep that his grip on reality and emotions has left him

trick question. No such thing as enough sleep. 

professorgo:

The guy on the left, since he shows clear disgust with having his picture taken suddenly without permission. The guy on the right has had so little sleep that his grip on reality and emotions has left him

trick question. No such thing as enough sleep. 

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Fun Language Post!

I’ve posted before about the American English Accent being closer to English than the British accent is currently. Check out THIS article detailing more information about it. It says that during the American Revolution, wealthy Southern-English households began dropping the ‘r’ sound in words to set themselves apart from commoners. This is called non-rhotic speech. Americans continue to use Rhotic speech while most of Britain adopted the non-rhotic style. 

AND since we’re on the subject of changing pronunciations, check out THIS awesome video about the Original Pronunciation of Shakespeare. You’ll notice that the OP as they call it sounds fairly Scottish, which is somewhat mentioned in the other article above. We studied a lot of the innuendo in some of my Shakespeare classes but never caught just how much we were missing out on. So cool! 

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youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

Wow!  It’s amazing!  A whole continent that you can like shove a bunch of countries into.  I wish we had another one of those somewhere in the world.

reblogging because I had the exact same sass as cubey before scrolling down to see his comment and I love it!

companioncube76:

youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

Wow!  It’s amazing!  A whole continent that you can like shove a bunch of countries into.  I wish we had another one of those somewhere in the world.

reblogging because I had the exact same sass as cubey before scrolling down to see his comment and I love it!

Fun Fact! Hamlet holds Yorick’s skull only for 1 brief speech and 2 short lines before throwing it down on the ground. His “To be or not to be” speech is given long before this point, though many depictions of Shakespeare/Hamlet with a skull in hand are paired with that soliloquy.  

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You&#8217;ve never seen anyone with headphones around their neck? Google Image Search &#8220;headphones around neck&#8221; it&#8217;s a real thing. 

??? What’d I do ??? T_T

You’ve never seen anyone with headphones around their neck? Google Image Search “headphones around neck” it’s a real thing.