1. wordlybelongings:

    It all starts here!

    The first piece on my new typography tumblr! Go check it out (although I guess you don’t have to, since this is all that’s there right now).

     

  2. New Typography Tumblr

    If you want to watch me get better and/or check out and laugh at my stuff now, go to wordlybelongings.tumblr.com . I will tend to crosspost final products to my main account here, but WIPs and ideas and such will be over there, so check that out! Since it is a sideblog, if you want to send me thoughts or ideas for other quotes I can do (which I would love to receive, by the way!), you’ll have to direct them here.

     
  3. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    (via cosmicbeachparty)

     
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  5. Are my time estimates really screwed up from living in Houston? ‘Cause like a twenty minute drive to a friend’s house is like “really close”, but I just realized that round trip is basically a trip to Galveston, although I don’t consider that too far either? Basically, what lengh of time do you consider “far” to go like shopping or visit a friend or another place?

     
  6. wakeupening:

    scifiromancemachine:

    transezual:

    this is probably the most perfect sequence of dialogue experienced in my game like… ever.

    It’s like Christmas Morning

    (via praetorian-guard)

     
  7. vacilandoelmundo:

    Time Slice by Richard Silver

    The idea behind the “Time Sliced” Project was to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image. Experimenting with a few different kinds of processes I came up with the “Sliced” idea. I decided to Slice time and light showing the progression of the day from left to right.

    (via cosmicbeachparty)

     
  8. yeahwriters:

    curlicuecal:

    Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

    Wooooooah

     
  9. hippies-like-us:

    light-blue-smurf:

    People Art Gallery

    Exciting Photo Illusions

    The swimming pool temporarily effed me up..

     
  10. skunkandburningtires:

    James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

    From the film’s IndieGo page:

    Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

    In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

    To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

    (via pinkhairedlesbianadventures)