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Merħba - This week's language of the week: Maltese!

2019.01.28 05:03 galaxyrocker Merħba - This week's language of the week: Maltese!

Maltese is a Semitic language and the national language of the island country of Malta. It is an official language of the European Union, making it the only Semitic language to be included in that group. Maltese is spoken by approximately 520,000 speakers, mostly within Malta though diaspora communities exist elsewhere, with the most populous being located in Australia. Most Maltese are bilingual, regularly using English (a co-official language of the island) or French.


Maltese likely first arrived on Malta via settlers from Sicily in the early 11th century, following the conquest of the island by the Fatimid Caliphate in the 9th century. After the Norman conquest of the island in 1090, and the expulsion of the Muslims from the island (completed two centuries later), the language was completely isolated from its North African relatives. However, the language was allowed to develop, in contrast to its sister language in Sicily, and remained used as the vernacular alongside Italian. It eventually replaced Italian as the official language (alongside English) in 1934.
The first reference to the Matlese language is from an Italian document in the 15th century, while the oldest extant Maltese document, Il-Kantilena by Pietru Caxaro, dates from roughly the same period. The first dictionary of the language was written in the 16th century and was included in an 18th century manuscript but is now lost. Another early manuscript dictionary, Dizionario Italiano e Maltese, was discovered in the Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome in the 1980s, together with a grammar, the Regole per la Lingua Maltese, attributed to a French Knight named Thezan. The first systematic lexicon is that of Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, who also wrote the first systematic grammar of the language and proposed a standard orthography.
Maltese has diverged greatly in its 800 years of independent development from Arabic, meaning that it falls outside the Arabic macrolanguage and thus isn't in a state of diglossia with Arabic. About one-third of the vocabulary descends from Arabic, while the rest comes from Italian and Sicilian and English. Speakers of Maltese can, however, understand about 30% of what is said to them by speakers of Tunisian Arabic, a dialect closely related to it; in contrast, Tunisian Arabic speakers can understand about 40% of Maltese. This reported level of asymmetric intelligibility is considerably lower than the mutual intelligibility found between Arabic dialects.


As a Semitic language, specifically a descendant of Arabic, Maltese is closely related to Arabic and its dialects. It's also closely related to other Semitic languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic and the now-extinct Punic (the Phonecian dialect spoken in Carthage). More distantly, it is related to other Afroasiatic languages such as Ancient Egyptian, Hausa, Oromo and Central Atlas Tamazight.
Maltese's full classification is as follows:
Afroasiatic (Proto-Afroasiatic) > Semitic (Proto-Semitic) > West Semitic > Central Semitic > Arabic> Old Arabic > Classical Arabic > Maghrebi Arabic > Siculo-Arabic > Maltese
Phonology and Phonotactics
Maltese's vowel system consists of five short vowels, /ɐ ɛ i ɔ ʊ/, six long vowels, /ɐː ɛː iː ɪː ɔː ʊː/, and seven diphthongs, /ɐɪ ɛɪ ɐʊ ɔʊ ɛʊ ɪʊ ɔɪ/.
There are 24 consonant phonemes in Maltese. Gemination is distinctive word-medially and word-finally. Voiceless stops are only lightly aspirated and voiced stops are fully voiced. Voicing is carried over from the last segment in obstruent clusters; thus, two- and three-obstruent clusters are either voiceless or voiced throughout, e.g. /niktbu/ is realised [ˈniɡdbu] "we write". Maltese has final-obstruent devoicing of voiced obstruents and voiceless stops have no audible release, making voiceless–voiced pairs phonetically indistinguishable.
Stress is generally on the penultimate syllable, unless some other syllable is heavy (has a long vowel or final consonant), or unless a stress-shifting suffix is added. (Suffixes marking gender, possession, and verbal plurals do not cause the stress to shift.)
Morphology and Syntax
Maltese nouns decline for three numbers (singular, dual, plural) and two genders (masculine and feminine) but they do not decline for case. Instead, meanings expressed by case in other languages are generally expressed by prepositions. Maltese nouns do decline for definiteness, expressed with the clitic il-.
There are seven independent pronouns in the language, as well as object forms, used when it's both the indirect and the direct object. The free pronouns generally do not occur, unless they are needed for contrast or emphasis. These are shown in the table below:
Meaning Subject Form Indirect Object
1s jien(-a) lili
2s int(-i) lilek
3s masc hu(-wa) lilu
3s fem hi(-ja) lilha
1p ahna lilna
2p intom lilkom
3p huma lilhom
Maltese has no infinitive verb, and if an English infinitive is used as an object (as in, "I want to eat"), Maltese conjugates it to agree with the finite verb in number and gender -- "I want + I eat" thus means "I want to eat". Likewise, the stem word is in the third person masculine singular, perfect tense, not an infinitive. Thus, haseb is 'he thought', corresponding to English 'to think' when looking up root words.
The Matlese verb has two 'tenses': the perfect, corresponding to the past tense or the past perfect of English, and the imperfect corresponding to the present and often the future. There are also several moods and other verbal forms that can exist, such as the imperative mood, the present and past participles and the verbal noun.
The person is marked on the verb, by suffixes attached to the third radical. Because of this, Maltese is highly pro-dropping, as mentioned earlier. Maltese verbs fall in different classes, such as strong verbs, which change their conjugation patterns. A simple perfect tense strong verb's pattern can be seen in the table below. In this paradigm, the first person and second person singular are the same.
Maltese English
qatel he killed
qatlet she killed
qtilt you/i killed
qatlu they killed
qtiltu y'all killed
qtilna we killed
The verb kien/ikun (he/it was/will be) can be used as an auxiliary verb to express meanings such as English 'have'. The various meanings that can be done with this are shown in the table below.
Maltese formation English formation Maltese Sample English
kien + perfect tense 'had' + pas participle Kienu hargu xhin wasal missierek They had gone out when your father arrived
kien + imperfect tense 'was, were' + present participle kien jiekol xhin wasal missierek he was eating when your father arrived
ikun + perfect tense 'shall, will have' + past participle Ganni jkun kiel meta jasal tal-posta John will have eaten when the postman will arrive
ikun imperfect tense 'shall, will be' + present participle Ahna nkunu nieklu xhin jasal tal-posta we shall be eating when the postman arrives
Like other Semitic languages, Maltese can easily change the meaning of the stem-word and derive other verbs. It does this via a combination of prefixes, infixes and suffixes. There are theoretically ten such stems, including the stem-word, but there is not a single Maltese verb that exhibits all ten forms.
Furthermore, instead of only subject endings on verbs, there are pronomial suffixes that can be used to express the direct and indirect objects. The paradigm for these suffixes can be seen in the table below.
Person Direct Suffix Indirect Suffix
1s -ni -li
2s -k, -ok, -ek -lek
3s masc -h, -u -lu
3s fem -ha -lha
1pl -na -lna
2pl -kom -lkom
3pl -hom -lhom



Spoken sample:
Written sample:
L-Unjoni hija mibnija fuq il-valuri ta' rispett għad-dinjità tal-bniedem, ta' libertà, ta' demokrazija, ta' ugwaljanza, ta' l-istat tad-dritt u tar-rispett għad-drittijiet tal-bniedem, inklużi d-drittijiet ta' persuni li jagħmlu parti minn minoranzi. Dawn il-valuri huma komuni għall-Istati Membri f'soċjetà karatterizzata mill-pluraliżmu, in-non-diskriminazzjoni, it-tolleranza, il-ġustizzja, is-solidarjetà u l-ugwaljanza bejn in-nisa u l-irġiel.


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2017.05.28 20:28 shamac13 [SUNDAY SWAP][SELL][US to World][Makeup & Perfume] Final moving destash, prices reduced!! HW Visage, Notoriously Morbid VC, Arcana, BPAL, Darling Clandestine, Fyrinnae, Ten Three Labs, Sarawen, OHWTO, and much more!

Hi everyone! I still have lots left to destash before I move cross-country on Thursday morning (ahhh!!) and as such some prices have been reduced. As always, I'm happy to be flexible on price, especially the more you buy.
Shipping starts at $3 for US; international I will need to quote. Paypal F&F preferred but not required. I have three threads of MUE flair; you can see my current thread here, which links to the previous two.
Items are listed by product category and grouped by brand. Please also feel free to check out my MUE destash as well for mainstream items to combine with your indie purchases! :)
Darling Girl
Notoriously Morbid
Handsome Hiddleston mini (VC shade, swatched 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - leelyane
Moments that Illuminate mini (VC shade, new) - $2 ~ PENDING - leelyane
Innocent & Twisted Alchemy
Hello Waffle
Ten Three Labs
Lucky Charmed FS (half left) - $2 ~ PENDING - leelyane
DreamWorld Hermetica
AFK Cosmetics
Glamour Doll Eyes
Kiss My Sass
Siren Cosmetics
Eccentric Cosmetics: Wonka’s Candy Land liquid lipstick (Visage shade, swatched 1x) - $8 ~ PENDING - Lexila27
Haus of Gloi
Alchemic Muse
Thundersnow! FS (tested 1x) - $18 ~ PENDING - leelyane
Song of Songs: Comfort Me With Apples FS (tested 1x) - $18 ~ PENDING - leelyane
Darling Clandestine
Spurn FS (tested 1x) - $10 ~ PENDING - lemon_fizzy
Kendraberry FS solid (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
Fire Eater bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - lemon_fizzy
Electricity So Fine bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
Pestanas bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - lemon_fizzy
Wither itsy bisty (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - lemon_fizzy
Squander itsy bitsy (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - lemon_fizzy
Club 22 bitsy solid (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
Black Violet
Wise Blood large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
The Garden Party large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
Domination of Black large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - elen_sila
Morgan le Fay large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - elen_sila
Sunsets and Seas
Lou Lou’s Soaps
Ten Three Labs
Smelly Yeti
Psycho sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - y2kcasualty
Alchimia Apothecary
Persephone sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - leelyane
Midnight Garden sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - elen_sila
Deep Midnight
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2017.05.21 18:22 shamac13 [SUNDAY SWAP][SELL][US TO WORLD][MAKEUP & PERFUME] HUGE moving destash! DC, BPAL, Possets, HoG, S92, Arcana, OHWTO, Shiro, DG, NM, HW, Ten Three Labs, Fyrinnae, and tons more!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my continuing destash! I recently lost my job and will be moving across the country in two weeks, which means I'm highly motivated to sell.
Shipping starts at $3 for US; international I will need to quote. Paypal F&F preferred but not required. I have three threads of MUE flair; you can see my current thread here, which links to the previous two.
Items are listed by product category and grouped by brand. Can be flexible on prices and discount the more you buy!
ETA: Feel free to check out my MUE destash as well for mainstream items!
Darling Girl
Notoriously Morbid
Innocent & Twisted Alchemy
Hello Waffle
Ten Three Labs
DreamWorld Hermetica
AFK Cosmetics
Glamour Doll Eyes
Kiss My Sass
Siren Cosmetics
Snake Dance decant (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Sweetbaby sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - astrogoob
Haus of Gloi
Inamorato sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - nighttvales
Celestina sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - nighttvales
Ploughman sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
First Blush sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - hellaquin
Alchemic Muse
Pumpkin Mallow sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Brown Sugar sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
Sugar Maple sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
Darling Clandestine
Black Violet
Spectrolite FS: gardenia, morning dew on green vines, oakmoss, cool musk, vetiver (Blackbox exclusive, LE premium scent, tested 1x) - $11 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Lilikoi mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Within mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
The Sound and the Fury large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - laaxrun
La Llorona small sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - astrogoob
Solstice Scents
Lavender Raspberry Truffle sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Lavender Vanilla sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Sunsets and Seas
Ice Cream Soda sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
Nothing decant (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Blue Snow decant (new) - $3 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Ghost decant (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Giant Vulva decant (Lupercalia 2009, tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - hellaquin
Alice sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - astrogoob
Lou Lou’s Soaps
Midsummer Dreams Apothecary
Dionysus sample (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Aphrodite sample (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Honey Wine sample (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Beauty sample (tested 2x, original leaky vial) - 50c ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Snow White sample (tested 2x, original leaky vial) - 50c ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Sultan’s Daughter sample (tested 2x, original leaky vial) - 50c ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Ten Three Labs
Corporate Clone sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - laaxrun
Smelly Yeti
Alchimia Apothecary
A La Glory sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
Dangerous Dream sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
A Roll in the Hay sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - astrogoob
Violette Market
Mermaid Water decant (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Sakura Strawberry Cremes Penny Candy decant (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Granny Smith Cotton Candy half-decant (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Smoked Chocolate Honey Penny Candy half-decant (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - IRISistable
Deep Midnight
Griselda’s Garden sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
The Halfling’s Party sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - spiderlegged
Chartres Rose sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - spiderlegged
Boudica sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Wiggle: Speakeasy Vanilla sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - snowwhale
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2017.05.14 20:57 shamac13 [SUNDAY SWAP][SELL][US TO WORLD][PERFUME & MAKEUP] HUGE moving destash! TONS of perfume added! SS, HoG, S92, BPAL, Arcana, DC, Possets, Sarawen, Smelly Yeti, NAVA, Lou Lou's, Alkemia, OHWTO, and so much more!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my destash! I recently lost my job and will be moving across the country at the end of the month, which means I'm highly motivated to sell (and also need the cash). TONS of perfume has been added this time around, as well as a bunch of eyeshadow samples, in case you've browsed my list before.
Shipping starts at $3 for US; international I will need to quote. Paypal F&F preferred but not required. I have three threads of MUE flair; you can see my current thread here, which links to the previous two.
Items are listed by product category. Willing to be flexible on prices and discount the more you buy!
Din’s Fire sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Darling Girl
Bog Body sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Notoriously Morbid
Pray I’m Dead mini (VC shade, new) - $2 ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Innocent & Twisted Alchemy
Hello Waffle
Animate Chess-Piece sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - rosecult
12th sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - rosecult
Ten Three Labs
DreamWorld Hermetica
Khonsu sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Amarante sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Odette sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Hervor sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Krampus sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Spectre de la Nuit sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Ambre sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
AFK Cosmetics
Blackbird Cosmetics
Dim Tradition sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Modesty sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Lucid sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Fire Pledge sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Atlas sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Whisper sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Fiction sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Glamour Doll Eyes
Kiss My Sass
Eccentric Cosmetics
Andrea sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Rick sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Carl sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Shane sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Killer Within sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Righteous Torture sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Tilt/Shift Cosmetics
Mars sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Pluto sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Saturn sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Vernal sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Fault sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Ashfall sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Siren Cosmetics
My Pretty Zombie: In Rust sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Howl Cosmetics: Hellebore blush FS (Indie Memory Box exclusive, new) - $8 ~ PENDING - grayfurball
Sex in a Tree sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Mary Shelley sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Fearful Symmetry sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Triangulation sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - grayfurball
Girl With a Watering Can sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
The Windmill at Wijk sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Charybdis decant (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - MageLocusta
Haus of Gloi
Twice is Nice sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Lavender Sugar sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - doctor_hooha
Pumpkin Eater sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Splendiferous sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Come Hither sample 1 (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
His Sweater sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Hearth sample 2 (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Nefarious Gingerbread Man sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Dracaena sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Komodo sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - JennInCobaltAndAmber
Pumpkin Patch sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Cranberry #1 sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Snow Wolf sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Plotter’s Breakfast sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Alchemic Muse
Carnival sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Cloud Nine sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - JennInCobaltAndAmber
Bali Ha’i sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - JennInCobaltAndAmber
Tiki Moon sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - JennInCobaltAndAmber
Bad Wolf sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Bonfire sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Snowdrift sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Common Brimstone
Rose Jam sample (RIS, tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Ambrosia sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Glittering White sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Small Cottage in a Clearing sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Strawberries Crave Rhinestones sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - ahlia5566
Apples Crave Orchards sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - doctor_hooha
Breakfast in Hollywood sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - ahlia5566
Frost Quake sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - MageLocusta
Estella sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Darling Clandestine
Tyto FS (tested 1x) - $14 ~ PENDING - seacowsaremanatees
Love and Sharks FS solid (RIS, tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - seacowsaremanatees
La La La All Right bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - seacowsaremanatees
Harpy bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - ahlia5566
Carny Wedding bitsy (tested 1x) - $6 ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Black Violet
Cacao Bean mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Patisserie mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Steel Petals mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Ice Queen mini (tested 1x) - $5 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
Sugar Clouds sample (new) - $1 ~ PENDING - watersdaughter
My Whole Life is a Dark Room FS: datura, opium popopy, funeral flowers, black clove, caramel, pale musk, attic wood (Visage exclusive scent, new) - $12 ~ PENDING - Ldlredhed
Bourbon Apple Cider FS (tested 1x) - $12 ~ PENDING - mydeadfriendx
The Luau Party FS (tested 1x) - $12 ~ PENDING - Stelare
The Grass Harp large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - stupidfinger
Eternal Return large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Bela Lugosi’s Dead large sample (new) - $3 ~ PENDING - Ldlredhed
Black Sugar large sample (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - Ldlredhed
Wicked small sample (new) - $2 ~ PENDING - Ldlredhed
Besos del Sol mini (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - JennInCobaltAndAmber
Treat sample (tested 1x) - $1 ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
O Holy Night solid sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
The Cake is a Lie solid sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Slenderman solid sample (new) - 50c ~ PENDING - thatonetimeatyour
Dandelion Wine solid sample (tested 1x) - 50c ~ PENDING - captainbluemuffins
Solstice Scents
Blackburn's Parlor sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Attic sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - grayfurball
Cellar sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Library sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Cardamom Rose Sugar sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Private Eye sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Rose Mallow Cream sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - WineBeast
Cameo sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Manor sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Covered Bridge sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Thornwood Thicket sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - grayfurball
Violet Mallow sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - grayfurball
Outpost sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - MageLocusta
Dark Ginger Spicecake sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Black Leather Red Lace sample (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
Sunsets and Seas
Bastet's Snow White decant (tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - itsafacade
Through Leaves and Snowflakes decant (tested 1x) - $2 ~ PENDING - gtkingpin09
October decant (Halloween 2014, tested 1x) - $3 ~ PENDING - doctor_hooha
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2017.04.26 03:48 portlane Death Notices for Tuesday, April 25 2017

Clark County (Columbian):
Albright, Gloria Joan,86, Washougal, died April 20, 2017. Brown’s Funeral Home, 360-834-3692. Amadisto, Leon B.,64, Ridgefield, died on April 18, 2017. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948. Athy, Patricia Ann,60, Brush Prairie, died April 21, 2017. Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 360-694-2537. Bose, Genevieve “Gen” C.,91, Vancouver, died April 20, 2017. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 360-892-6060. Breaker-Goerig, Trudy R.,70, Camas, died April 2, 2017. Straub’s Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation, 360-834-4563. Bush, Nadine Edmarna,85, Vancouver, died April 23, 2017. Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 360-694-2537. Gravatt, Helen Louise,73, Vancouver, died April 23, 2017. Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel, 360-892-6060. Graves, Orin Edward,63, Vancouver, died April 10, 2017. Crown Memorial Centers, 503-783-3393. Kivinen, Virginia Hilda Johanna,92, died April 12, 2017. Layne’s Funeral Home, 360-687-3143. Reynolds, Raymond S.,92, Vancouver, died April 21, 2017. Cascadia Cremation & Burial Services, 360-213-2060. Roberts, Delwyn L.,80, Vancouver, died April 22, 2017. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948. Silver-Carroll, Suzanne,78, Battle Ground, died April 19, 2017. Layne’s Funeral Home, 360-687-3143. Stewart, Megan E.,36, Vancouver, died April 19, 2017. Cascadia Cremation & Burial Services, 360-213-2060. Tukaylo, Ganna A.,92, Vancouver, died April 22, 2017. All County Cremation and Burial Services, 360-718-7948. Walker, Betty K.,89, Vancouver, died April 22, 2017. Cascadia Cremation & Burial Services, 360-213-2060. 
Portland (Oregonian):
Helena N. Burgess
Oct. 1, 1941 - Apr. 23, 2017
Helena 'Lee' Cecilia (O'Driscoll) Burgess passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, surrounded by her daughter, Patty and husband, Don.
Helena was born in New York City Oct. 1, 1941 and lived in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania before moving to Portland, in 2006. She was a Registered Nurse and worked in industrial health at various businesses in the New Jersey area, including Block Drug, Continental Airlines and the New York Times. She loved volunteering all her life, and in Portland she volunteered as a driver for the VA, and an adult care home Ombudsman.
She is survived by her beloved daughters, Kathi Lanser of New Jersey and Patty Read of Clackamas; step-children, Teri Hall of Tillamook and Duane Burgess of Timber; three granddaughters, Kristi, Kayli and Adriana, all of New Jersey; and her beloved husband, Donald Burgess of Portland.
Services are private. Donations in Helena's memory may be made to
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In Loving Memory
Samuel Isaac Elkins
June 15, 1991 - April 29, 2010
My Sammy, Dad's "Bud", exceptional big brother, nep- hew, cousin, grandson, and friend, how we miss you!
Your light will never fade, you are too bright of a star to ever diminish.
We have survived seven years without you on Earth, knowing that someday we will all be together forever.
We carry on doing the things you loved in your memory;
Riding quads, wakeboarding, listening to loud music, burn-outs, smiling, and enjoying life and all the beauty it has to offer.
Please join us in celebrating our beloved Son, from 11a.m. - 5p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Sam Elkins Memorial Car Wash.
Free live band and bbq.
D&R Masonry Restoration 8890 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222.
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Lillian Marie Grendele
April, 13, 1936 - April 25, 2017
Lillian Grendele 81 passed away April 25,2017. She was much loved by family and friends.
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Sandra E. Holden
Feb. 8, 1934 - April 22, 2017
Sandra Etta Holden, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home in Tualatin. Sandra was born Feb. 8, 1934 to parents Edgar H. Brattain and Shirley Maxine Edwards. She married Robert E. Holden March 31, 1962. The couple had four children, Teryl, Shane, Scott and Marel. Sandra was a homemaker and a very involved Mom; volunteering at the children's school and helping with extracurricular activities.
She also worked in the health care industry as a Certified Podiatric Assistant and an administrative assistant. Sandra's entire life was all about her family and she will be remembered for her constant love, support and devotion. Her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Bob, passed away in 2011.
Sandra is survived by her children and their spouses, Teryl (Phil) Andrews, Shane (Anne) Holden, Scott Davis Holden, Marel (Grant) Gerke; six grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Gene Johnson; and brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Kathy Brattain.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem, OR., followed by a Graveside Inurnment at 12:15 p.m. at Belcrest Memorial Park.
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Villa Imogene Mason
Dec. 12, 1929 - April 22, 2017
A funeral will be held for Villa at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Portland Metro Church, 5004 N.E. 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97211. Please visit her memorial page at
for more information.
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Hesten Lee McCune III
Sept. 19, 1938 - April 17, 2017
Hesten Lee McCune III passed away Monday April 17, 2017, in Elpaso, Texas. Hesten Lee had his two daughters at his side.
Lee was in a terrible accident in the mid 90's. After surviving a 40 foot fall from a paragliding accident, he continued his dream of being a full-time artist, in Silver City, N.M. At the age of 78 Lee passed away surprisingly, peacefully and surrounded by love. Lee had a love of arts and for 'weird' things that only his friends and family could appreciate and understand.
Hesten Lee left behind two daughters, Leslie Fuentes and Monica McCune; six grandchildren; and one additional grandchild he reunited with in heaven. Lee McCune is loved and he will be missed.
No service will be held. A party in his home town will be held late May.
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Fred Lee
Sept. 14, 1937 - April 24, 2017
Fred McGinnis died in peace at home after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was surrounded by his family and hymns of praise.
Survived by his wife, Claire MGinnis; and daughters, April Messinetti, Amy Stoney and Melissa Miller.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Banks United Methodist Church.
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Richard Carmine Oliverio
Oct. 6, 1931 - April 16, 2017
Richard C. Oliverio died Easter Sunday. Graduate of Central Catholic, UofP, and Masters UofO. Retired teacher East Palo Alto, Calif. Avid opera and symphony lover, Italian food connoisseur, and current active parishioner at The Cathedral in Portland. Brother to Catherine Petersen; uncle to Lori; and grand uncle to Ahna. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Sat. April 29, 2017, St. Patrick Catholic Church 498 N.W. 9th, Canby. Remembrances to Catholic Charities.
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Roger Allen Poppert
Oct. 3, 1934 - April 23, 2017
Roger Allen Poppert passed away Sunday at 6:30 a.m., April 23, 2017 from complications attributed to diabetes.
Roger met Joyce, his wife when he was 18, and she was 14 years old! They were married June 10, 1956 and have been happily married for almost 61 years. Very few couples have that kind of bliss.
Roger retired from the Air Force after 20 years serving our country as a Missile and Weather Satellite Technician. Then Roger retired again as a proud Union Member of Local 48 serving as a Sound and Communication Technician.
Roger's interests were amazing! Anything mechanical, he loved to tinker with...old cars, ultralight aircrafts, antique engines, tractors, and toys. His hobbies were woodworking and his orchard garden.
Roger is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons; one daughter; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way!
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Willamette Memorial National Cemetary, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97086. There will be a gathering after the service to be announced at the service.
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Justin Douglas Rosenblad
Nov. 29, 1975 - April 22, 2017
Son, Husband, Father, Teacher, Soccer Coach, and Friend, Justin Douglas Rosenblad, died peacefully, with his wife by his side, at home, April 22, 2017, after a year long fight against cancer. He was 41.
Justin Rosenblad, nicknamed Rosie, was born Nov. 29, 1975, in Portland to Charles A. Rosenblad and Lauren Marie (Snell) Dixon. He began playing soccer at four years old, a sport that would define his life. He went to Centennial High School, and was a standout soccer player. In the early '90's it seemed he was in the Gresham Outlook every week! After high school, he went to USA, University of South Alabama on scholarship, and played soccer for them for five years. So good he was never redshirted. Go Jags! His friendships made there were some of his most cherished. He also played professional indoor soccer for the Baton Rouge Bombers 1997-98. After completing his undergraduate degree, he came back to Oregon to get his Masters in Education from Concordia University. He graduated on a Saturday, and was hired by his alma mater Centennial High the next Monday. He's been there every since, teaching history, where he was loved by the staff and students alike. Coaching his beloved Eagles was his delight. He was well known in the soccer world in Portland as well, coaching multiple boys and girls Club Teams after school and on many weekends, varsity levels at Reynolds Girls and Centennial Boys. He also coached the girls varsity team at Warner Pacific. Justin loved a good beer with friends. He made his own brew. He was also an artist, he favored Asian landscapes, painting watercolors with sumi brush, and pen and ink drawings. He also taught art classes for all ages on Wednesday nights. He was well traveled taking students to Europe and Washington D.C. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, and skiing with his family, and loved the annual Sunriver family reunions. He was a member of the Gresham Elks #1805 where he volunteered for many community projects.
He married Denise Cooke, Nov. 21, 2001. They have four beautiful girls, Hailey Noelle, Sage Nicole, Maile Grace, and Tylen Olivia. Justin was all about family and doted on his wife and girls. He was a lover of animals, especially dogs, having many during his lifetime. He loved his parents, his wife and girls, his school, and his dogs. He loved his TIMBERS! Justin was an amazing, extraordinary person, who shared his gifts with others. He was the best dad, watching movies with his girls every weekend, going to their games, telling them he was proud, talking them through life. He will be missed by so many, but his legacy will be felt for generations with the knowledge and wisdom he taught his children, his students, and the love he showed everyone with that beautiful megawatt smile.
To celebrate Justin's life the memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Centennial High School gym located at 3505 S.E. 182nd, Gresham. Followed by refreshments in the cafeteria. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
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David Anthony Vaughn
July 5, 1976 - April 23, 2017
David Anthony Vaughn of Battle Ground, Wash., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Arrangements in care of Memory Gardens Mortuary. 541-773-7338
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Larry Allen White
Oct. 16, 1945 - April 20, 2017
Larry Allen White, of Damascus, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family April 20, 2017. Larry was born in Longview, Wash. to Clarence and Elaine White. When he was six months old they moved to Gresham and at four years old he began attending Trinity Lutheran Church, where he would worship until the time of his passing.
It was at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 16, 1965 he married longtime friend and high school sweetheart, Kathleen Gayle Cunningham. In 1965 he joined the Army National Guard and proudly served for six years. He began working in wood manufacturing in 1963 at Western Wood. In 1975 he and family friend, Roy Kruger opened their own wood working business, Kruger and White. In 1997 Larry once more found outlet for his entrepreneurial spirit by joining his brother-in-law, John Cunningham to acquire Sound Wood Inc., a company that manufactures sound boards for acoustic guitars. Larry was a charismatic businessman who valued relationships with employees, customers, and fellow businessmen above all else.
Larry and Kathleen moved to Damascus in 1975 and have lived in the same home for the past 42 years, raising their three children and enjoying time with grandchildren. Larry loved camping, fishing, holidays with family, the Blazers and Oregon Ducks, and going to the county fair. He loved animals, especially horses, dogs and the ornamental pheasants he used to raise. In later years, every weekend he could be found spending time with his grandchildren, of which he had seven. He was supportive, enthusiastic, and caring with a sarcastic wit. He will be greatly and endlessly missed. He joins his son, Sean in the hereafter. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; daughters, Shannon (Todd) Hacker and Stephanie (Craig) White-Riley; his grandchildren, Riley, Madeline, Henry, Grace, Jackson, Carter, and Cole; his brother, Jim (Ellen) White; sisters, Joan (Bob) Stone and Gail Egner; and many nieces and nephews all who he loved dearly.
A memorial for Larry will be held at 1 p.m., Friday April 28, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gresham, OR. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
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2016.02.02 02:14 chrispreynolds First Week in Rio de Janeiro and Tips on Getting Settled In

Day 1:
Find Airbnb, Meet Roommates in Copacabana and take a city tour for $R205.
Day 2:
Thanks to Leanne Beasley that runs we found this local co-working hotspot. Doca….turns out to be an incredible spot that offers lunch for 25 reails ($6.10 USD) or you can purchase a lunch package of 10 for 180 reais ($4.40 each)…..internet us off the hook! We even ran into another digital nomad couple Greg and Elizabeth Mercer that have been joining up with us from time to time.
Day 3:
Set Goals for Time in Rio
Goal setting has always been an integral part of running a business and being a digital nomad. I set a BIG business goal and a couple personal goals. I do this for a couple of reasons. I want to stay business focused while enjoying the best a city has to offer. I also find an accountability partner to hold me accountable. We use those goals also, to have fun. Ex. Someone wants to learn how to Samba….we go Samba dancing one evening. Someone wants to stick to a personal eating plan….we find cultural restaurants that offer food for our healthy friend. Setting goals together increases our results, our bond, and our respect for one another. This is also a great practice because you can really get to see how one another preforms.
Day 4:
Saturday is typically a beach day for me and a day to keep away from work. This is also a good time to work on personal goals. Ipanema actually means ‘dangerous beach’. They gave the beach this endearing name because of the strong riptide. When it is really strong the lifeguards have large orange signs that read ‘PERIGOSO’…’dangerous’. It is common to see the lifeguards call in a helicopter from the fire department and they will drop a giant net to scoop the people stuck in the current out of the water. They then drop the people on the beach and are rewarded with a round of applause by the beach-goers for their quick action and heroism…..we saw it twice in one day and it was pretty cool to see. I used to live in Costa Rica which is known for the strong riptide, and I would say Ipanema is worse. We did some body surfing and you could feel the current dragging you around quite a bit. If you aren’t a strong swimmer then it is definitely recommended to go no further than your knees during this time.
Samba School
All the Samba schools are getting ready for Carnival and for 50 reais on a Saturday night you can go watch them practice and put on a show. It was more like a giant local party in a favela (ghetto). The cultural experience was incredible. These guys will sing a song with everything they have for at least 30 minutes straight. The school was packed shoulder to shoulder with young and old alike at 2:00am. Grandparents with their grandchildren, friends, families….it was an incredible cultural experience. Lessons learned…..wear ear plugs and don’t pay anyone for drinks before you get the drinks…..duh ;);)
Day 5:
Work and dinner with friends
Day 6:
Workout Begins….Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are loaded with pull-up bars and workout stations. Our apartment is literally across the street from the beach and a 30 second walk to our new gym right on the beach! When the gym is that close and we have such an incredible view there is really no legitimate reason not to go.
Day 7:
Portuguese Lessons
We signed up for a live six-week tailored rapid learning course that uses NLP, experiential learning and the 80/20 rule to hack away at Portuguese. Thanks to Nicole Seeingler, she referred us to this local school called I am incredibly impressed with the professionalism from this company. I have worked with language schools around the world, online and offline and this one is very professional and personal. It is run by a young woman named Marcelle Bottini who is a local girl and took her love of teaching and turned into an incredible business and business model…….and on top of that they even come to our apartment to teach.
Day 8:
Mastermind with Roommates
Heather Shannon was our first presenter for our first mastermind. Heather runs a mental health practice in Chicago and is growing her online products on her website This is a 6 month course on meditation and mindfulness for A-type, high income earners that are in need for some mental peace in their lives.
After her presentation we gave her some feedback answering her questions about growth, marketing and common worries that entrepreneurs have.
Mastermind Hacks
At the end of our mastermind I like to take a moment and talk about recent hacks we have found, books we recently read and recommend, and anything that could help out fellow online entrepreneurs. Here are some great hacks from our mastermind in Rio….
Recommended by a couple in the group for meditation and calming oneself.
SoHelpful is a website where you can get free live one-on-one calls with professionals about questions you have in many different areas of life and work.
Recommendations for group calls or recording calls.
Skype Call Recorder
Webinar Jam
Google Hangout
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by the CEO of Arch Digital Media Ahna Hendrix on Blab is a new video conferencing website/app that has been blowing up. I was amazed for mine and Ahna’s first Blab conference we got 3000 views. She is a real champ at social media and is rocking blab and snapchat these days.
A new website/app that tailors productivity music to your personality. It has been the best productivity/relaxing/mediation app that I have found. I been using it for 4 months now nearly everyday I work and still love it.
Gabby Wallace the founder of mentioned a book she had just finished called Miracle Morning by Hal Alrod. The book has inspired her to wake up earlier and get 6 essential steps done before the rest of the world grabs her attention. The book recommends taking the first hour of your day and break it into ten 6 minutes sessions of meditation, exercise, affirmations, visualizing, writing and reading.
Elizabeth Mercer recommended the book ‘$100 Start-Up’ by Chris Guillbeau. She said it was full of inspiration and wisdom. was recommended as a great app to use to schedule your Instagram posts!
Hope that helps y’all!!!
Day 9:
Decided I am going to Barcelona post Rio and staying until October.
Sales Training
We had fellow online entrepreneur Colin Andrews stop by our apartment and give us a session on sales, funnels and scripts. Colin is the co-founder of Idea Buyer, helps people through the patenting process providing attorneys, patents, PR, promotion and the whole works. He runs a team of 11 sales people that are all professional salesmen or women. His company has been crushing it the past few years and his business partner actually got invited to the White House to discuss entrepreneurship in America. It was an honor to have this guy at hang out with us. In a two hour session he hacked away had his sales script that all his agents use for his two million dollar a year business. We got some mind blowing tips from this guy and are looking forward to many more evenings picking his brain.
Random Tinder Breakout Session and Great Feedback from Men and Women:
We were fortunate enough to have 3 incredible female entrepreneurs at the sales training, and after our sales session on Day 9 at dinner the conversation randomly turned towards Tinder. We all pulled out our phones and showed one another our Tinder profiles. There were tons of laughs and jokes. Both the guys and girls got some great feedback from one another. The next day just about all of us had rehabbed our Tinder profiles…..and for good reason.
Getting into the minds of the opposite sex when it comes to dating can really be beneficial to understand one another and what goes through our minds when communicating to one another. It took me a long time to figure out why all my Tinder dates turned out horrible until I had a female friend watch me match people on Tinder. She would just look at me with a confused look over and over again. I did the same for her. I had that same confused look on my face when I watched her pick every knuckle-head profile on the app…..long story short, our brains function so differently, get someone of the opposite sex to help you out with this. I am almost certain you will be both surprised and amazed at your results.
Day 10:
Costume shopping for Carnival
…..embracing the culture
Day 11:
7:00 AM Blocos (Brazilian Block Party)
There are hundreds of these all over Rio and they are pretty crazy during, before and after Carnival. Many are themed with everything from a traditional bloco to a Michael Jackson bloco.
So that is the gist of my week….I’ll keep y’all updated about our shenanigans in a week or so. Carnival is warming up here in Rio so I can imagine there will be some good stories to tell. Below are some more tips and tricks about hacking Rio…..
On Getting a SIM Card:
Getting a SIM card is a step the the settling process that many warned me about here in Rio. It turns out that it wasn’t too much of a hassle at all. It took about 20 minutes at the closest Claro store and I paid 40 reais for 600mb of internet. Now they did not have a card that would fit in my iPhone 6, so I used my iPhone 4s. I asked where I could get a SIM card for the iPhone 6 and they said Vivo stores would have one.
On Getting Introduced to the Culture:
We have been very fortunate to have a been introduced to a local digital nomad who is quite the connector. Her name is Nicole Seeinger. She spends a lot of time in Europe but is back in her home city for some time. She has been here to answer any questions we have about getting around the city. Here is a link to her and I HIGHLY recommend contacting her if you are coming to Rio.
On Rio Internet:
This was also something that many people suggested would be a problem. In our apartment we have had a solid strong connection. The wifi went down for a few hours one afternoon, but other than that it has been surprisingly good. I would compare it to Spanish internet, not the best in the world, but you can get plenty of work done with it. Our co-working space is off the hook. I haven’t tested the speed yet, but haven’t had a reason too. It is steaming nearly 100 people all day long.
On Communicating in Rio:
This was something that I was a bit worried about. A few people told me that it was going to be pretty difficult to communicate in Rio. What I have found is that it hasn’t been much of a problem at all. Plenty of people speak English here, and if you know a bit of Spanish it helps even more, because plenty of people also speak Spanish. I don’t think communicating here is any different than Barcelona or Chiang Mai.
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2015.07.08 23:35 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: Actor and No Way Jose Director Adam Goldberg here to answer anything! AMA!

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Hey Adam, thanks for doing this -- really dig your style, your skills, and the things in life that you care about. My question: I'm sure you have as complicated a relationship with critics as any artist, but I'm wondering if you're aware of The Dissolve and that they announced that they're closing shop today? As a film fan it's distressing to see the best site we've ever had about movies can't be sustained, and I'm wondering your thoughts on the value of intelligent analysis of film by people who don't make movies? Thanks so much, means a lot. You just brought my attention to The Dissolve's dissolution. I have long been concerned about a decided lack of thoughtful and meaningful discourse on film. I for years wanted to write a movie called The Critic about an angry and maybe destructive film critic. Not as revenge. Simply because the lifestyle and psychology of a mainstream critic is fascinating to me. And because I believe also being a film critic and fan does not preclude one and shouldn't preclude one from being a creative producer of work, i.e, godard, truffaut, etc….But often times it seems there is a "can't do, but can criticize" element to a field which I should think would want to celebrate the effort of artists, not merely the final result. But maybe this is being a little too easy on the artist. Not sure.
Are there certain directors you have worked with that stand out from others? if so what makes them stand out? I worked with David Fincher, only briefly, on Zodiac (though we initially tried to work together on Panic Room, but I was stuck on a short lived tv show, shit!) and he is one of a kind to be sure. Unbelievably meticulous and masterful but also generous to actors. Rick Linklater will always be a role model, a uniquely collaborative and special filmmaker. Spielberg, couldn't even track his genius, so fluent in his craft. Tony Scott, one of the dearest people I ever worked for. Miss him a lot.
Hey man, just watched NO WAY JOSE and I really, really dug it. I'm sure you get this a lot these days, but in all the movies you've made (and in some of your acting roles, too) I get the same vibes than I get from Cassavetes (my favorite filmmaker). The long scenes that just get to breathe makes it feel so real and it just moves me in a way that even well-made schmaltz never van. I'm guessing the Cassavetes feel is no accident? You're a fan? Keep up the stellar work, man. Ha! you got my number.I actually kept trying to not use him as a frame of reference as I so often do on films I've made, in an attempt to be bit more accessible. I would argue his influence on me was and is more about his process than perhaps his output. Many of these roles were written for friends to play some version of themselves. Many of them not actors or not primarily actors (exceptions being, Ahna, Emily, Gillian,Anna)…and we rehearsed like crazy. I shot almost every scene on a 5d first during rehearsal and edited them to get a sense of how i wanted to shoot, block, and rewrite. Thanks so much!!
The Hebrew Hammer has a special place in my heart; it's is my all time favorite Hanukkah movie ever and actually helped me form a great friendship with my screenwriting professor. What was the best day on set shooting that movie? Lovely. That was a lot of fun. Andy Dick and I had a lot of fun, he cracks me up. Loved Judy, she was my choice for the part. We just generally had a blast. Mario was badass, his dad super badass. That was a cool day, meeting Melvin. A horrible day was one of the climatic scenes and I had just the worst migrainous hangover. I used to really be able to tie one on in those days, particularly in NYC, and in the throes of a breakup (which actually had occurred months before, but tell that to my psyche).
Hey Adam! So I'm sure that we can't ever expect an FX Fargo Spinoff series with the hitmen, but let me just say that I think it'd be a huge success. You and Mr.Harvard's characters were super on point. How was it working with the FX Fargo crew? Did you enjoy it? Yes, that would be a lot of fun….and work. It was SUPER challenging, due to the fact I was editing my movie "No Way Jose," learning sign language, and trying to keep from freezing. But I loved working with Russell and my sign language coach Catherine, and Noah who created the show and with whom i did The Unusuals. He always allows me lots of input and is super collaborative but at the same time he gives you such great stuff to work with, you don't ever have to stray far from the page.
Caught you live in Paris a few years back opening for the Dears. Loved the show and have been enjoying The Goldberg Sisters ever since, and really everything you do! How much of a priority is The Goldberg Sisters for you and can we expect more? Wow. That was the most uncomfortable experience I've maybe ever had and I've had a lot of them. But that means an awful lot. I had a horrible migraine and we had been traveling for days, but playing very little and struggling to make record that was recorded utilizing 10s of tracks somehow playable as a trio w/no drums and loop pedals. Wow, nuts. Thanks again. It's a huge priority and a I have a backlog of hundreds of songs that I need to whittle down into another record. Thanks again!
Hi Mr. Goldberg, Huge Fan! Can I ask; do you have any directorial advice? Thank you :~) Ha, same answer I just gave. Be nice and respectful. Actors are vulnerable, name out there, sometimes literally. You can still get what you want -- and often times it's much easier to get what you want -- if you respect the process an actor needs to go through to understand what he or she is doing. I think all directors should have to at a least act a little bit, if just in an acting class. Thanks!!
What was it like working with Steven Spielberg? what was his directorial process like if you know? :~) thank you. He didn't shot list or storyboard that movie, so far as we could tell. He wanted to shoot more from the hip, unlike Amistad, which he had just made. He wanted to utilize the an improvisational quality both camera wise and actor wise. It was almost impossible to track what he was doing, so much was in his head. How anyone could pull that off on that scale, boggles the mind.
Hello Mr. Goldberg, I loved Mr. Numbers in the recent Fargo TV show. What was it like working on the show? Since the second season is going back in time a few years from the first season, any chance we will see Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench again? Thanks! Nope, not on season two. Loved doing it….well, actually it was quite challenging, as I was editing my feature I had only just completed shooting, "No Way Jose," days before beginning Fargo and I had a lot to learn, namely the ASL sign language. And it was freezing. I mean 30 below at one point. But I kept muttering through chattering teeth to self "This is worth it this is worth it…" and it was!
Hey Adam -- I'm sure you get sick of questions about Saving Private Ryan, but I have to tell you, your death scene in that really rocked me -- it's an indelible memory in my theater-going experience. Can you speak to anything about shooting this scene specifically? Was it an intensely emotional experience? It was both emotional and exciting. Strangely cathartic to face down your mortality like that. It was a physically challenging scene to shoot. They made a whole in the floor, I was basically standing on it and leaning back to appear as though I was lying down, put my arms through a prosthetic chest and leg dummy basically, so he could stab "me." Managing to make that appear real and painful was probably the biggest challenge. Thanks!
You've done a lot over the years in the entertainment industry. What is something you haven't done that you want to do still? If you weren't working in this industry, what do you think you would do instead? I would like to direct something perhaps I did not write, so far having only directed my smaller self or co-writtenfilms. I'd actually like to direct commercials and focus strictly on the visuals, since I am a very visual person. I would love to find a way out of the industry. Hmmm….I often think of farming. Except for the fact that I would be an abject failure as a farmer.
What was it like working with David Fincher? Ahhh, just spoke of him. Super hard and super wonderful. I love this guy. We tried to do Panic Room together but I had a scheduling issue. I would do just about anything for him -- case in point, Zodiac, wherein I said I'd do craft service, and they said, we have this tiny part and I said yes without even reading it.
What is your process like for directing actors? I like to rely very heavily on rehearsal process, on getting to know actors personally, on their input and intelligence. I like to find traits i them that we might be able to utilize in the character. This isn't always the approach but often the one I find can be very affective Thanks for asking!
So, uh, who is your favorite photographer from history? Tough question. off top of head: William Eggelston (who signed my Mamiya Super 23, a camera he used to use)…uh, Emmet Gowin….Robert Frank….Weegee…David Lynch….didn't know vivan maier until the movie(s) about her but super impressed….arbus…not enough sleep to do this question justice!
How do you deal with the Fargo fan fiction about Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench? Are you flattered? Or maybe a bit confused like I am? I had known very little about fan fiction in general so I found that world just fascinating in general. So nice of you to say, and thank you so much for the support!
Hello! Did you quit Meerkat for good? If so, it was fun while it lasted. Hmmm…I guess I should get back on and promote my film, but what I found so compelling about it was its creative possibilities, but I also found it frustrating because the audience for such things was either small or fleeting given the amount of effort I tend to put into such things. Hmmm...
Do you have any screenwriting advice? Write past your insecurities about writing, write past the things which may be stumping you, and go back to them later. I don't do this nearly enough and it's a big impediment to my writing. Boringly, I find the sticky note thing to be really super affective.
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Salute Matt, I'm a big fan of yours, fun question, what makes you laugh & what's your biggest weakness? Kiss from France! :) "Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again?) Girls, what's my weakness? (Men!) Ok then, chillin', chillin', mindin' my business (word) Yo, Salt, I looked around, and I couldn't believe this I swear, I stared, my niece my witness The brother had it goin' on with somethin' kinda...uh Wicked, wicked (ooo) - had to kick it I'm not shy so I asked for the digits A ho? No, that don't make me See what I want slip slide to it swifty"
What's your favorite story about working with Beck? We were in Becks studio and there was someone in the room next to him and we could hear the bass. it sounded like they were biting the bass we were doing and Beck went and banged on the door and asked him about it. the dude denied it but it was awesome that Beck went after the guy himself instead of sending someone else to do it.
Can you talk a little about your songwriting process? E.g. your use of odd meters -- did Lucid Anne start as you saying 'I feel like writing a pop song in 7', or did the 7 just fall out naturally? Your production techniques use a lot of unusual/noisy/etc sound sources -- are those in your mind at creation time or layered on after the fact in the studio like frosting? Lucid Anne was in 7 because I was retrriggering a breakbeat and it just sounded good in 7.
Usually the unusual noises are the inspiration for the track, not the frosting.
I like writing in odd meters...sometimes it just feels right. sometimes a song doesnt need to be three and a half minutes long...whatever feels natural.
Did the whole Ornament and Crime/Dreamworks fiasco cause the slowdown in musical output from Self? I just imagine that the whole ordeal might have disillusioned you from releasing like you once were. Its never fun being dropped but the reality is that the entire music business has had a slowdown so I was not immune to that transition. Life, kids, and just making a change is all that happened during that time. But we are back and loving it. Thanks El Camino.
You mentioned at the El Rey that you may tour if the EP went well. How are presales and downloads doing with all these press you're getting? Think we'll see a sElf tour? I hope so...we really wanna tour. I have a residency coming up in Las Vegas at The Bunkhouse. September 25th is the first date and then I'll be there every Thursday in October. C'mon out to Vegas!!!
Out of all the artists you have worked with, who have you enjoyed working with most? Ive really enjoyed being in the studio with everyone I've had the opportunity to work with but I was in the studio with Snoop Dogg the other day and that was definitely a career high!
Why was "Resurrect" only a b-side when it is clearly one of the best song you've ever written? What inspired that song? And when is the band going to get back together and properly tour, notably to Austin? It was a track that was leftover so it only made it as a B Side. It was inspired by necessity. The band has been back and playing shows. Hope to be in Austin soon. Great town. Love to play there.
Now that sElf is finally getting some mainstream recognition, will we finally see a sElf/Prince collaboration? To work with Prince would be another dream come true but until that happens I live vicariously through Chris James, since he worked with Prince and is all over his new record.
Considering your apparent distaste for hipsters, what are the odds of you ever doing a show in Seattle? Seattle is high on the priority list of places we are going to play in the near future. But I have nothing but love for hipsters. Its just an observation.
What's the story behind the song Stewardess? PLEASE, I MUST KNOW. Flying over the Mississippi river and wrote that song. The original title was Flight Attendant but I wanted to be a little racy.
Was there a real marathon shirt and what happened to it? Yes it was a Tracker Trucks Shirt and it had Tony Hawks autograph on it, to which he wrote "To Matt, Blaze."
What will become of "Monogamy" and "Orchid"? Are they being saved for a later release? Also, what's the story with this recording of "Orchid"? Link to Orchid was originally pitched to another artist but it didnt work out..and that link is her version. these songs will possibly be on a full length soon!
Please tell us about the making of the new feline-tastic "Runaway" video! Where did you get all these cooperative cats from? The video was the brainchild of Ballard C. Boyd. he handled the wrangling and really had the vision for it. Ballard is the OG catman
Hi Matt, I like your music and think you're very talented, silly question, are you a ticklish guy? If yes, where? :) Yes, very ticklish but only in really strange spots like behind my impacted molar and also behind my right eye.
Was Hey Hipster written about Foster the People and their super tight pants? I have actually worked with Mark Foster and he has an amazing ass. So I guess the answer to your question is yes.
What does Jimmy Kimmel smell like? And what was up with his weird intro for Self? He smells like dew drops on a rainbow. I think he has a man-crush on Mac Burrus.
Matt, what mics and mic pres did you use on subliminal plastic motives? What mic pre is currently your favorite? SPM was recorded on a Trident 80B. Neve 1081 are my current favorites. Also currently the Overstayer.
Waa gwaan? how u sayin matt? Its an honor and a pleasure to meet you Mr King.
So what was up with you and SnoopDogg the other day? You look stoked in the photo! We were working on something for Sanjay & Craig. and yes, was very stoked to work with him!
"Economy Package Love Affair" Who wrote that song? You or Seth, or was it a collaboration? How old is it? Was it a Powerwalking Moms tune, or just something that has been kicking around for a while? And on a similar note, when are you and Seth Timbs gonna do a full-on collaboration album? Seth wrote it as his version of a sElf song. Its old as the hills. It was Powerwalking Moms tune.
Seth and I keep trying to carve out time. Some day.
How high of a priority was it for you to get a Toonces reference into the "Runaway" video? Being that I had nothing at all to do with the video it was of extreme priority.
What are the chances of us in the UK ever being graced by your presence? Yes, yes, yes. Record sales and radio will help make that a reality.
Are the rumors true about you considering an Omnichord/Vocals/Drums only album? Is that first song from your Ted Talk related to that, and what was that song called? Oh yes absolutely. the song is called 'No Good' and would definitely be on that album!
Am I crazy or was there like a 10 second spot for "Gizmodgery" during the Superbowl that one year? If so, any idea how much it cost? Yes I'm glad you saw that. we spent our entire recording budget on that.
1.) why were you wide awake at 7? 2.) is ahna playing music yet? Acid.
Hey Matt, Any chance of us seeing tour dates outside of LA/NYC/Nashville? I always love going to the Nashville shows, but it's a long way from Texas. Yes...working on it. come see me in Vegas at The Bunkhouse 9/25 and every thursday in october.
What inspired you to cover what a fool believes? A challenge from my friend Count Bass D.
(1) How did you create the Superstar sample? Was there a source file that was chopped up into something unrecognizable, or what? The superstar sample was created by fast forwarding a cd and recording it.
(2) What tuning is Lucid Anne on guitar? Any story as to how you arrived at the tuning when writing? Lucid Anne is E, A, C#, E, B, E. its all about whatever works!
Any recollection what the CD was? Juliana Hatfield? Liz Phair? Not a clue what it was.
How many copies of BWG vinyl did you guys get pressed? Let us know if you find any old stock laying around. No idea, that was a while ago. You got it. I will let you know.
Quick Question: how do you choose which bands to produce? The ones that pay me the most duckats!
Yeah, and exactly what does "north eastern southwest missisippi" mean? Means nothing, just like the way it sings.
Does Mahaffey always refer to Mahaffey in the third person? Yes Mahaffey does. Thanks, Mahaffey.
On a scale of 'no way' to 'you bet' -- what are the chances of ever seeing a legal release of Ornament & Crime? We are working on it. Would love to put that record out.
As a fan from the beginning I've always been impressed with your creative output. Many songs like Hey, Lou, FlipTop Box, and See If You Swim are b-side freebies in your world, but absolute hits in mine. With songs like this do you just commit to writing and recording a song in order to work the song-writing muscle, or do some ideas, in fact, end up scrapped as terrible? P.S. Your Ted Talk was great. Hey Lou was written by Sam Baker. As an artist you want every song to be heard but not every song can make it to record, so the b-sides have always been a great way for me to keep getting music out.
Any chance of another Wired All Wrong album? Yes. maybe. sure.
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