AudioVisualTranslation_Pizza episode


Hi guys!


We shall take up only a couple of minutes of your time to focus your attention on a cartoon and short questionnaire, which is part of a project, supervised by the AudioVisualTranslation Research Group, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.


The cartoon under study is Masjanja, a Russian cartoon, created in 2001. Some Masjanja episodes have already been translated into English, either subtitled or dubbed. Our aim is to investigate the effect Masjanja produces on other target languages' audience, first YouTube users, then AVT researchers, linguists, translators...

Will this strange creature be comprehensible to the new audience? Will Masjanja's particularly Russian irony be able to go beyond the Iron Curtain?


The questionnaires, we are kindly asking you to answer, focus on the English versions of the episode “Pizza”, both subtitled and dubbed.

Could you then send your completed questionnaire to

Please, let your friends and relatives know about our project and support us by simply answering a few questions!


And if you know Russian, have a look at our community!!!


Thank you, and.... enjoy the show!


University of Salento, AVT Research Group



Hey every1 Im pretty much new to this community and looking for a place to put my thoughts out there since i really cant keep them to myself I guess you can say that this is my place to vent the frustrations that the world has on me Id like comments and feedback so let me know what you think Im 26 years old and have been through some random shit in my life I just want a place to get those thoughts out and in the open so that I am able to focus on other things that are probably more important but whatever I just have some random thoughts in mind and I hope that you all can help and give me some kind of thoughts on the situation(s) that I post in this place

Random shot of ME staring off into SPACE
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    restless restless

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Hey people.. I'm going to rehab soon.. 60 days sober today.. besides the xanies klonopins n vics I'm prescribed but I need support and I'm sure as hell not going to get any from the people I know.. I leave the 26th for 90 days at Black mountain, NC. Anyone interested in writing me? I'm Jen, age 20. DOC: Heroin, meth, oxys, the list goes on.. 
here's me:


heyyyyyy everybody. =)

I joined this group about 3 minutes ago. I'm looking for a group where I can just post whatever I'm feeling. And hopefully this is a good place for that. I haven't had a LJ for like 2 years, so none of my friends update any more. I'm not too into the idea of using myspace blogs cause I don't really want them on my profile, or everyone I know reading them, so I came here. Plus it's summer, I'm bored and need something else to do.

This is my first post so I guess I'll just introduce myself.. my name is Amanda. I'm a junior in high school. Shit, which reminds me, school starts again in 18 days =( Uh, I love music. I play the guitar. I'm a vegetarian. I'm obsessed with Bright Eyes and I also really like ska music. Ummm, yeah.

I'll just leave you with that for now.


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    I must belong somewhere-- Bright Eyes!
A Cult Classic for the End Times

Blues4Kali- Chuck 'em if they can't shake a yoke!

What will Winter Solstice bring in 2012? instant of Karma? ethereal spiral dance of the collective soul? ... cosmic judgment leveled against civilization's expanse? ...destruction of the world as we know it? ...a chance for a new start? ...the rise and the revenge of the Goddess? or simply another day in the life of paranoia? These are the false prophesies that your pastor warned you about!
Reality Exchange Program
"Makes DMT seem like a whip-it."

Crazy Bear said there'd be days like this. As usual, no one believed him. Now, all I want to know is: where IS that lifeboat, and how DO I ditch this ship of fools, without any of these bliss ninnies noticing that I'm already gone?
Captain, my ass. We are equal in this sea of madness.
That iceberg is looking awfully big.

New Age Metaphysical Books Amana Mission is on a quest to save the world, and the only problem is, she can't remember why she got involved with such an obvious scam in the first place. Jesus saves. Christ. What a loser.
Kali kills first, and recycles later.
Hitchhikers, load up for a ride to the Other Side. You may wish you had gone Greyhound.
"What the...?"
*A cranky band of prankster peace warriors who absolutely cannot resist messing with each other's minds, no matter the cost.
*Cocky alchemy-dabbling quantum surfers, navigating the Ethersphere with hand-held computers, switching timelines to find a better party vibe and swap tips about the best temporary toilets for use as interdimensional portals.
*A burnt-out visionary hippie millionaire on a mission from Gaia to build a better "communitopia" by underwriting a convoy carrying telepathic priestesses.
*A wheelchair-bound mindpilot propelling a crystal-powered Seed Bank toward the post-Apocalyptic Garden, with psychic precision...and a predilection for high-velocity extreme driving.
*Hermaphrodite time-jumper fleeing a fate worse than death.
*Anarchist ghettoes where anything goes-except escape.
*Ancient Principals vying like sweatsoaked carpetbaggers for our loyalty as the Final Vote is tallied.
*Long-haired security patrols collecting a cannabis tribute tax from all pilgrims to the Valley of Fun.
*And an underground meat mafia bringing a black magic revival to a bloodless dreamworld gone bland.
All brought together by a secret psychedelic superdrug that tunes users in to reality through the eyes of another archetypal avatar inhabiting a different state of space and time. Mahayana made easy. Budding Buddha natures are running amuck on a virtual superhighway where all roads lead to the Bo tree and singularity.
Twenty-first century Tantra is about more than sex, drugs, and rock and roll.Confronting the Karma of every wasted breath is only the first step.
Welcome to the End Times. Kali awaits. She already knows who you are.
Do you?
The 21st century counterculture is even weirder than it appears on the surface. This is not your mommy’s MTV Road Rules. Satire Parody and Humor.

Ride along on this mesmerizing, metaphor-packed bus trip toward ecstasy and enlightenment, as three real-time guides-Amana, Sissy, and Deva, let you in on what they learned when they asked what It was really all about, after all.
Become them for a multilevel metafictional tour of infinity and awaken yourself to the miracle-a-minute magic of mighty Mother Kali!

Science Fiction Novel Blues 4 Kali

Written October 10, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

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Over the past few days, I have been really upset. The idea of my aunt dying is really taking a toll on my daily life. Not that I want anything to happen to someone else, but my aunt happens to be my favorite relative. What upsets me even more is what my father said the other day. The man cannot come to grips with reality. Everything just somehow always relates to God. His sister is dying and he can still manage to say it is the will of God. Just writing this down almost brings me to tears. I am really confused.

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please help with research study in psychology

Hi everybody,

Please help me...I am searching for participants for a research study I am conducting as part of my dissertation. My study focuses on one's relationship with one's parents and how it impacts one's sexual behavior. Participation in the study entails filling out 3 short questionnaires (takes approximately 10-15 minutes). Participation is voluntary and anonymous. I am searching for participants who

*are female students between the ages of 18 and 23
*come from intact families
*define themselves as primarily heterosexual

In order to complete the questionnaires please go to the link below:

I will be so thankful if you fill out my questionnaires. Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or if you would like me to send you the results of my study at

Thanks so much in advance,