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One dandelion, two insects
Got my 50mm from the locker. Was shooting dirt and asphalt for textures.
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There's interesting quirk in russian language in the matter of item quality (and quantity).

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When you want to say that something is passable / Ok / tolerable, you say:  "[it's] nothing"  – (ничего).

– This new keyboard is nothing. I was expecting less.

You can also use it to describe feelings or health condition.

– How are you?
– [I'm] nothing. [= I'm Ok]

It can approximate to the english "it's nothing", but not quite. For example, when the hero is injured, he says: "It's nothing", in russian it's usually translated to: "It's a small thing".

You can combine two "nothings" and get consolation "nothing, nothing", which means "it will be ok" xD.

– I lost my legs!
– Nothing-nothing.

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When you want to say that something is pretty good, you say: "[it's] quite nothing" – (вполне ничего).

– How's the soup?
– Oh, it's quite nothing.

But this "quite nothing" description might point to the fact that you had low expectations right from the start and you're somewhat surprised to be mistaken. Or, depending on your tone, it's barely passable by your high standards.

– I think Nintendo Switch is quite nothing [but PS4 is better].

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When you want to emphasise the quality of the object, you exclaim: "[it's] a thing!" –  (вещь!).

– These jeans are a thing!

It doesn't meen that it's trendy or stylish (but it well might be), it means that the thing is of utmost quality.

It's almost of some religious veneration and not quite used today, but it was pretty common in late USSR, when "Вещь!" was all you need to now about the item.

There's also (original?) more full description: "[It's] the real thing" (настоящая вещь). It refers to the brand quality, like:

– These "legos" are the real thing, they won't poison your child or kill you in your sleep, like the other plastic bricks do.

I'm not sure about it's origin, it sounds like a plain calque from the english and I can't remember anyone using it.

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It's interesting that we don't use "вещь" all that often. In conversations it's almost always used in plural form and refers to clothes (she wears brand вещи) or belongings (don't touch my вещи). The "вещь" as the "item" we call "предмет" and it's very close to the "subject" by it's meaning. Come to think of it, we don't have "the thing" analogue. "The thing" movie is translated to "The something" (Нечто) and the Thing from the "Fantastic Four" is a "creature" (существо).

The closest thing we have to the "thing", I think, is "штука". It's an old-fashioned vernacular that sounds kinda funny. It comes from the german "stücke", which means "a piece". But in russian it also might refer to a thousand (of some currency usually), it comes from the packages of tens 100-bills that were called "a piece" (кусок) or "штука".

Yeah, it's all quite confusing.
  • Listening to: Noone
  • Reading: Lethal Weapon 3
  • Watching: Doom vids
  • Playing: Pirates of the Enchiridion
  • Eating: Rice noodles
  • Drinking: Green tea
There's interesting quirk in russian language in the matter of item quality (and quantity).

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

When you want to say that something is passable / Ok / tolerable, you say:  "[it's] nothing"  – (ничего).

– This new keyboard is nothing. I was expecting less.

You can also use it to describe feelings or health condition.

– How are you?
– [I'm] nothing. [= I'm Ok]

It can approximate to the english "it's nothing", but not quite. For example, when the hero is injured, he says: "It's nothing", in russian it's usually translated to: "It's a small thing".

You can combine two "nothings" and get consolation "nothing, nothing", which means "it will be ok" xD.

– I lost my legs!
– Nothing-nothing.

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

When you want to say that something is pretty good, you say: "[it's] quite nothing" – (вполне ничего).

– How's the soup?
– Oh, it's quite nothing.

But this "quite nothing" description might point to the fact that you had low expectations right from the start and you're somewhat surprised to be mistaken. Or, depending on your tone, it's barely passable by your high standards.

– I think Nintendo Switch is quite nothing [but PS4 is better].

*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*

When you want to emphasise the quality of the object, you exclaim: "[it's] a thing!" –  (вещь!).

– These jeans are a thing!

It doesn't meen that it's trendy or stylish (but it well might be), it means that the thing is of utmost quality.

It's almost of some religious veneration and not quite used today, but it was pretty common in late USSR, when "Вещь!" was all you need to now about the item.

There's also (original?) more full description: "[It's] the real thing" (настоящая вещь). It refers to the brand quality, like:

– These "legos" are the real thing, they won't poison your child or kill you in your sleep, like the other plastic bricks do.

I'm not sure about it's origin, it sounds like a plain calque from the english and I can't remember anyone using it.

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It's interesting that we don't use "вещь" all that often. In conversations it's almost always used in plural form and refers to clothes (she wears brand вещи) or belongings (don't touch my вещи). The "вещь" as the "item" we call "предмет" and it's very close to the "subject" by it's meaning. Come to think of it, we don't have "the thing" analogue. "The thing" movie is translated to "The something" (Нечто) and the Thing from the "Fantastic Four" is a "creature" (существо).

The closest thing we have to the "thing", I think, is "штука". It's an old-fashioned vernacular that sounds kinda funny. It comes from the german "stücke", which means "a piece". But in russian it also might refer to a thousand (of some currency usually), it comes from the packages of tens 100-bills that were called "a piece" (кусок) or "штука".

Yeah, it's all quite confusing.
  • Listening to: Noone
  • Reading: Lethal Weapon 3
  • Watching: Doom vids
  • Playing: Pirates of the Enchiridion
  • Eating: Rice noodles
  • Drinking: Green tea

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Love Kevin Smith flicks, zombie-horrors and Pratchett books.

In 2011 got hooked on ponies, found tutorial on how to draw them and signed up here.

• With the 2nd season ending lost the urge to become a horse. :-(.

• With the 3rd season ending my faith in the show cracked.

• With the 4th season ending realised that i don't care anymore.

• errr... what season is it?

P.S. Lol, my forehead is huge!!! Someday i'll edit the picture.

P.P.S. Nah, I will not!

P.P.P.S. Hello, it's me from the future. You probably should have edited it. Just saying.

P.P.P.P.S. Hi, guys, it's me from even distant future! Nothing ever matters and you're bunch of freaking loosers!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Mafon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019
Thanks for the cool reference.
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Student General Artist
:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:A very good day to you, human. I come to you on your day of birth with greetings... and thanks.
:iconcelestia-plz::iconsaysplz:My good subject Pinkie Pie told me she had taken to congratulating some humans on their birthdays, but even she has her limits. So she asked us for a bit of assistance... and for such friends of ponykind, we feel it right to provide it.
:iconhappycelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:It is thanks to people like you that our land of Equestria, our very world, exists like it does. It is your friendship with us that gave us life. For that, we will forever be grateful and cherish you.
:iconcelestiapleasedplz::iconsaysplz:And so, allow me to wish you happiness, peace, prosperity and fulfillment! My hope goes with you that you suffer no hardship in the year ahead, but should a challenge befall you, I am certain your courage and skill will see you rise to conquer it!
:iconcelestiaorlyplz::iconsaysplz:Now... where is she...
:iconlunawaveplz::iconsaysplz:Here, sister!
:iconcelestiahappyplz::iconsaysplz:Fashionably late, I see! But just in time for the greetings to be given.
:iconlunashappyplz::iconsaysplz:Right! I'm ready. Three, two, one...
:iconcelestiawubplz::iconsaysplz:Happy Birthday!:iconsays2plz::iconlunahaplz:
:icondatcelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:And now... let us commence the royal party.
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:iconsendhertothemoonplz::iconprincesslunadanceplz:
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blinkwave Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Student Writer
Happy early birthday!
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Mafon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
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blinkwave Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Student Writer
Nice drawing and you're welcome!
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epsilonsagittae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Thank you for the llama!
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Pilmi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
Спасибо за ламу. I am a dummy! 
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Mafon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
It's so depressing to visit old groups.
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KernaaliTanuli Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving :thumbsup:

FlunkieFest - UFOsBigRigsAndBBQ by KernaaliTanuli RunningAndGunning by KernaaliTanuli
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