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Oh, and by the way…

…there is sadly no Grimm, and thus no FYNB liveblog tonight, which is a shame. But don’t forget to tune in at 10 for Hannibal (if you’ve an appetite for that sort of thing). We’ll see you all next week for “Nobody Knows the Trubel I’ve Seen.” Everyone ready to meet a new Grimm? :D

Adalind Schade

myshoutintothevoid:

brains-in-a-vat:

Just realized that Adalind Schade translates into “noble shame.”

Edit: As a Nonny kindly pointed out, the clarification should be made that “schade” isn’t the noun form of “shame” in German. Rather, it is used as one would say “pity” or “what a shame/pity” or “it is a shame/pity.”

What the Nonny pointed out is correct. But “Schade” is also an archaic German term for “harm” or “damage”. In my opinion it is likely, that the creators of the show and the name might have had this meaning in mind. After all the German term for black magic is “Schadenzauber”. Today Germans use the term “Schaden” for “harm”, but this wouldn’t have allowed the “shade” pronunciation of Adalinds surname, which is in my opinion intentional. By the way Germans would pronounce Adalinds surname in the same way prince Victor does it. 

(Source: giuntolid)

Adalind Schade

brains-in-a-vat:

Just realized that Adalind Schade translates into “noble shame.”

Edit: As a Nonny kindly pointed out, the clarification should be made that “schade” isn’t the noun form of “shame” in German. Rather, it is used as one would say “pity” or “what a shame/pity” or “it is a shame/pity.”

senoritaespanola:

liliaeth:

fourloves:

I’m not saying I ever expect grimm to be good but I don’t understand the whole retconning of adalind’s character/storyline, it’s like they expect the viewers to have no long term memory but unfortunately I do remember and I remember that she had sex with renard just to get pregnant so she could…

I always expect Grimm to be good since it’s one of the best shows currently on television and one of the things it does well is this little thing called character development.

Adalind started out just wanting to sell the baby in order to get her powers back.But as the pregnancy progressed and came closer to the end, she became more and more attached to the child. It’s something that often happens in real life, even with people who got pregnant in order to give the baby to others, like say surrogates. 

Not to mention all the stories of women and girls who go through all the steps of an adoption, and then just before or right after the birth decide they can’t go through with it. Leaving the prospective adoptive parents with an empty room and without the child they’d been waiting for.

Of all the retconning Grimm has done (see: everything Calvert family), this change in Adalind is actually the most organic and believable, to the point I wouldn’t call it retconning but character growth. 

Grimm (favourite character): Kelly Burkhardt a.k.a. Badass Mom

myshoutintothevoid:

Oh Monroe your German is pretty good. Your grammar is flawless and you only have a slight accent. 

 

In case anyone wondered how Monroe did on his German! :D

aneram:

Monroe and Rosalee in Grimm 3x18

giuntolid:

damn your hair sir