Monday, November 5, 2012

Venom vocabulary and playlist

Just in case you missed it at the #VenomReleaseParty

 Vocabulary (disclaimer: I am not a native Italian (or French) speaker, so feel free to correct me if you are).

Mannaggia and accidempoli both roughly translate to ‘dammit.’ (or ‘dangit’ if that’s how you roll).
Santo cielo and caspita both roughly translate to ‘goodness!’ or ‘good heavens!’
Mi dispiace means ‘I’m sorry.’
Faites attention means 'be careful' (in French).
A la prochaine means 'until next time' (in French).

Here's a post I did for blogger Nikki Wang that has some illustrated terms like chopines and portego. If there are other foreign words you come across that you think I should define here, just let me know. (I wrote Venom over 2 years ago so I might have forgotten a few).

Playlist* (disclaimer:I'm a proud child of the 90s, but I tried my best to diversify. Honestly, the fact that this list contains no songs from Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, System of a Down, Stone Temple Pilots, or The Crow soundtrack represents major self-restraint on my part :D)

Funeral by Band of Horses 
ET by Katy Perry 
Come on Closer by Jem 
Nightcall by Kavinsky 
Here in My Room by Incubus
My Body is a Cage by Peter Gabriel 
This Night by Black Lab 
I’m on Fire by Stateless 
Wicked Game by Stone Sour 
Good Girl by Carrie Underwood 
The Boy Who Murdered Love by Diana Vickers
The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails

*Thanks to Julie and Nikki for their suggestions :) 


  1. Awesome! Thank you for the Vocab list.

    1. If you have more questions, let me know. I linked to a post of visual representations of some of the foreign 'things' like chopines, etc.

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the vocab list especially!

  3. Well I recognized Good Girl and ET ..that just goes to show my diversity in music. Lol, nice playlist ..*searches on YouTube*

  4. I was gonna put youtube links, but I know some of them are not record company-approved and then you get into legal issues of using 'illegal' links to promote your book and blah blah blah. I'm not sure if musicians/record companies even care about youtube links anymore (who can keep up?) but I decided to play it safe.

  5. I'm the same as Monica lol! I only know ET and (OBV) Good Girl! ;D the oldest songs I know are still 2000 sounds, but they're super sad and make me cry.

    (Just in case you want to know how much of a crybaby I am, they're I Hate This Song and Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade.)

    Although I'm definitely checking out The Boy Who Murdered Love. O_O Interesting title.

    1. See? I'm not the only one! Haha ..and I'm with Nikki on the The Boy Who Murdered Love. It's a *very* interesting title. ;)

    2. KIDS TODAY! :) You make me want to write whole blog posts about the awesome music you missed out on. I honestly feel bad for you guys because you didn't grow up with Nirvana and Pearl Jam. I know, I know, I sound like someone's mother. But if you forward to the 4 minute mark of that Nine Inch Nails song, and then you listen to the end of Pearl Jam's "Black" (not on this list) both of them come from this deep desperate bleak emotional place. I can feel the singer clawing out toward another person. "Without you, without everything falls apart. Without you, it's not as much fun to pick up the pieces." And "I know someday you'll have a beautiful life. I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky, but why, why, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy why can't it be mine?"

      Oh, god guys. I cried a thousand tears to those songs. Those songs made me feel less alone. I just don't feel quite the same when Taylor Swift or Katy Perry does it, maybe because they're more like "I'm sad but I'm okay" whereas the 90's was like "I am sad and I am NOT OKAY" which is more like how you feel when you get your heart broken, right?

      Okay, I'll shut up now. And Nikki I am going to check out those songs 'cuz I love sad songs

    3. So I was looking for the playlist and just saw this. O_O

      LOL! I find it sort of sad how we only really only know the songs on a radio. :/ We don't know any other. And lol that does sound interesting! :D I'll Youtube them!

      And as a teen I can't quite relate, but songs that make me cry make me hate and love them at the same time. >.< And yeah, that is true...I think people just want to act tough sometimes, even when they aren't. :/

      And I can't say they're necessarily sad, but they made ME cry. On another sad song (but not love song) have you heard Ronan by Taylor Swift? It's for a boy who died of cancer. :(

      Also, I listened to The Boy Who Murdered Love and WOAH. O___O It's weird, but I love it! :D

  6. Great playlist! I love The Crow soundtrack :)

    The cover for Belladonna is gorgeous!!!

    1. Thanks chica! And yeah, BURN by the Cure is going on the Belladonna playlist ;) THE CROW SOUNDTRACK FOREVER!!

  7. I am fluent in French, and faites attention. Means pay attention, but the way it was used in the book. Did make sense


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