trishisthinkingagain:

pantryraids:

dlubes:

pantryraids:

is spelt spelled spelt or spelled

spelt is spelled spelt in any nation that isn’t america but in america spelt isn’t spelled spelt it’s spelled spelled

thank you so much

Spelt (the grain, like wheat but not exactly) is spelled spelt all the time.

Spelled (the past tense of the verb to spell) is spelled spelled or spelt, depending on locale, taste, and what you’re trying to accomplish.

If you’re doing poetic stuff or old-timey stuff (Ye Olde Worlde crap, think renn faire with floppy white blouses for men, with also floppy hats) then you can go with spelt.  Or if you’re being twee, like in those dipshit poems whining about why through doesn’t rhyme with bough or cough.  (Bonus points of course if you can work up some ire regarding tell, told, spell, spold… Hell, hold on a minute.  Let’s try spell, spelt, well, welt.  Er.  No, not exactly.)

Hope this has helpt.

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

Y’know, you could pitch this idea but what would HAPPEN is Magical Girl Harem where the helpless dude winds up being the star of a wish-fulfillment fantasy.  *sigh*  I wish I were wrong about this, but I’m not.

Assburger confessions.  It should be a thing.  Like penitent dogs.  (I think other people call this Dog Shaming.  Where they hang a sign on the dog and it’s like “I ate all the jellybeans and then puked in technicolor on the cream shag in the living room”)  But I think of them as penitent dogs.  Dogs are probably Catholic, because of the guilt.  Dogs are good at guilt and also good at forgiveness.  So, probably Catholic.  (Also the humping-your-leg part seems remarkably Catholic.)

But anyway.  Assburger confession below the cut.

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Dressage-ish update:  I have canter departures with lead-on-demand from the walk.  They’re not pretty and, in the case of the right lead, they aren’t straight.  But, I have them.  I didn’t have them in May of this year, so this is progress.  Leads.  On demand.  From the walk.  In a trial (six efforts, start out on one lead, break to trot, change to other lead — I did three starting with left lead and three starting with right lead) she missed 1 lead total and fixed that when I stopped her and tried again.  So, 11 for 12 on leads.  She knows her leads.

Next up?  I’d like flying changes on demand.  Okay, honestly, really what I want is to get my horse to skip (technically what I want are one-tempi flying changes, looks like this except that’s a high-end warmblood with a real trainer and I’m an idiot with a backyard arab who will, no doubt, be doing this rather more crookedly and in a hayfield).  Why?  Why not?  I think it’d be cool.  I would like to see if we can.  

Do I have any idea how to teach this?  No.  I’ve given it some thought, though, and I expect one doesn’t start with one-tempi changes.  I expect probably it’d be a good idea to start with a single flying lead change on command, hopefully on a straight line.  And then when that works, try doing one every ten strides or so.  If that’s good, maybe try every eight strides… to five… to three… to two… to one.  I expect it’s a process.  Right now, I’m at “I can do a simple lead change on a straight line with a couple of steps of trotting in there.”  This is pretty beginner-level.  

We have a long ways to go before there is skipping, but at least we’re beyond all the people who can’t ask for a lead and get it, all the people who don’t know how to teach a horse to get a lead, all the people who aren’t real sure what a lead is… I am at least in the correct book for one-tempi changes.  I’m at the preface, but it’s the correct book.

Dear Attack on Titan:  Couple of things you need to know about horses. 

1.  They come in colors other than “bay”

2.  Horses of all colors can have white markings.

3.  The most efficient long-term travelling gait for a horse is the trot, not the canter.  Either way, horses have to be kept in shape for that amount of covering ground.  When are these horses conditioned?

4.  Horse eyes.  You’re drawing them wrong.

5.  No horse can run as much as the Survey Corps runs ‘em and not stop blowing hard, with noses that show red.

6.  When horses run hard, they sweat.

7.  Horse ears move around a lot. 

8.  You don’t tie horses with the reins and horses mostly wear different headgear for “not-working, being tied” and “working”.

9.  Conversing with others while everyone is riding a cantering horse is not really that easy.  Mostly, you’re busy riding.  Also, you have a couple of feet between you and the next horse/rider pair.  Even carrying on an extensive conversation while trotting is a pain in the ass.

10.  The recruits were shown training with their 3-d maneuver gear but not shown learning to ride.  Did they all arrive knowing how to ride?  Even the city dwellers?

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