bobbityhobbity

makos-lightningrod:

i feel  like no one realizes how much korra must love her father. i mean, of course she loves both her parents equally but after watching the two of them for two books, it just kills me how he takes her in his arms like that and holds her. despite the fact that she’s strong and muscular and this amazing woman, she can so easily revert to being her father’s daughter. i dont want to call her a daddy’s little girl, but i feel like she definitely is. and she doesnt want to let him down because she knows how much shes done in the past and what he’s seen her do. she’s been selfish and stubborn, but he’s seen her blossom into this independent, selfless girl who he’s so proud of no matter what. and when he calls her sweetheart, you can just stab my fucking heart, carve it out and then carve a mini heart out of it before stabbing it again

hauntedconstellations

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

whendoiturnbackintoapumpkin
risingandshining:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

Actually my favourite app!

risingandshining:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

image

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

Actually my favourite app!

rorywilliamspants

The scene in the train station where a young boy smiles at Cyclops and he smiles back was unplanned. The boy was a huge X-Men fan, and Cyclops was his favorite. The scene originally called for Cyclops to look at the train schedule, but according to Bryan Singer the boy could not stop smiling at James Marsden. Finally, during one shot, Marsden just looked back at him and smiled, much to the boy’s delight. Bryan Singer liked the idea so much, he kept it in the film

rorywilliamspants
carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

throh:

saccharinescorpion:

dragondicks:

"Perhaps, and stick with me here, male ponies are less common (and perhaps the majority exterminated at birth) because males have a greater grasp of magic, and hence pose a threat to Celestia and the stability of the Pony society, because once the enlightened absolute ruler loses her top spot, then any can try to rule. Perhaps it was disgruntled males that opposed Celestia which led to some form of compulsory conscription from a young age, as well as the extermination at birth of a large percentage of males. Then, any males born afterwards are indoctrinated in the army, whereas any female ponies (such as Twilight) which have very powerful abilities, are instead personally indoctrinated by Celestia."
im fukngin pissing

how intimidated by women to you have to be to have to invent a bogusass reason like this to “justify” why a children’s cartoon has more female main characters than male

"there are more girls than boys in a television show made for young girls because the ponies commit gendered genocide”
perfectly sane and logical

"there are less male characters in this kids show targeted at 7 year old girls because boys are better at everything" yes of course how could we have missed this

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

throh:

saccharinescorpion:

dragondicks:

"Perhaps, and stick with me here, male ponies are less common (and perhaps the majority exterminated at birth) because males have a greater grasp of magic, and hence pose a threat to Celestia and the stability of the Pony society, because once the enlightened absolute ruler loses her top spot, then any can try to rule. Perhaps it was disgruntled males that opposed Celestia which led to some form of compulsory conscription from a young age, as well as the extermination at birth of a large percentage of males. Then, any males born afterwards are indoctrinated in the army, whereas any female ponies (such as Twilight) which have very powerful abilities, are instead personally indoctrinated by Celestia."

im fukngin pissing


how intimidated by women to you have to be to have to invent a bogusass reason like this to “justify” why a children’s cartoon has more female main characters than male

"there are more girls than boys in a television show made for young girls because the ponies commit gendered genocide

perfectly sane and logical

"there are less male characters in this kids show targeted at 7 year old girls because boys are better at everything" yes of course how could we have missed this

neverwhere-shesays-sheis

virare:

the best part about being in your 20’s is slowly caring less and less about what people think of you and surrounding yourself with good people

the worst is that I’m broke