brazen useless francophilia 

watching "The Hookup Plan" in french on netflix and with the (french) captions on i can understand like 65% of what they're saying! it is funny but i can't tell if it's any good

brazen useless francophilia 

also: my subway-time activity recently has been (very) slowly reading and (poorly) translating _Les Champs Magnetiques_. as a subway activity it's nice because the text itself is engaging, and the task of reading/translating is *related* to my professional life—so I don't feel like I'm wasting time—but it's not something I'm actually on the hook to finish, so it doesn't stress me out

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brazen useless francophilia 

in conclusion, studying the world's languages and literature is fun and useful and constantly humiliating, stay in school kids

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brazen useless francophilia 

I'm now watching what US Netflix calls "Call My Agent!", a French-language show that is called "Dix Pour Cent" in France. and I'm really enjoying it! but as with "The Hookup Plan" I can't really tell if I actually *like* it or if it's just fun to watch TV in a language that you only sorta understand 🙃​ regardless it's the first netflix show that I've actually downloaded onto my phone so I can watch it on the subway

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brazen useless francophilia 

looking forward to when someone on the subway looks over my shoulder while I'm watching and asks "pardon vous êtes française?" and I have to be like "no, I just, uh, like french stuff, I guess, and being a bit performative about it"

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