hi my name is alyssa. um, welcome.


my essay isn’t done but i sure am

Frozen; colour palette (insp)

the winter soldier + quotes (inspired by [x])

Well, we’re going to take care of that.  Regina says she has a plan


Every language has its own version of um. French has euh, Korean eum, Finnish öö, Russian eh; even sign languages have signs for um. The fact that most languages have some kind of um suggests that it serves a natural and important language function.

So what is this important language function? Why do people say um? Not because they are nervous. Scholarly studies of the word reveal that the use of um does not correlate with anxiousness or any particular personality traits. Rather, um is used to signal an upcoming pause—usually uh for a short pause and um for a longer pause. The pause may be needed in order to find the right word, remember something temporarily forgotten, or repair a mistake. Um holds the floor for us while we do our mental work. It buys some time for thinking.


When and Why did people start saying ‘um’ when they talk?
(via quintotoro)


emily golitzin

i’m a lot more goofy


Assemble by Blule

You don’t own us.

I’ve never had a backup plan; there’s no Plan B. I got into acting because I love it. It’s my passion, and it’s the only thing I can do.