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.

Hey all, this is actually a pretty big deal! I use it now for French and it’s amazingly useful for both learning new vocabulary and refreshing me on French grammar. I assume by the time I get to the end of the lessons I’ll actually be pretty damn fluent, it’s just a shame they don’t have Japanese yet (but maybe soon!)
It’s FREE THOUGH. What do you have to lose? Definitely try it out!

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.

Hey all, this is actually a pretty big deal! I use it now for French and it’s amazingly useful for both learning new vocabulary and refreshing me on French grammar. I assume by the time I get to the end of the lessons I’ll actually be pretty damn fluent, it’s just a shame they don’t have Japanese yet (but maybe soon!)

It’s FREE THOUGH. What do you have to lose? Definitely try it out!

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hubedihubbe:

Oh boooooyyyss~!

We’re missing Tsukishima and Yamaguchi because I got really tired pff; But enjoy these boys anyway! (also I know their heights are a little wonky but HEYO)

Done in stream 14-08-14

hubedihubbe:

honestly tho how do they look so badass in their team pictures in the official art when everyone is a loser???

4-panel-life:

the pain

4-panel-life:

the pain

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

urbanreading:

Being haunted by desire of authenticity I take stealthy photos sometimes. I am interested to know how people read when they think nobody’s looking. The world surely does not exist for them at that moment.

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laryndawn:

Based off of this post by dollygale. Doodled this up really quick when I had the time, and just, could you imagine this? When Leo finds out, the rest of the crew start to tap Jason on the foot and smugly present their cheeks, and Jason gets frustrated and embarrassed because he does it every time and Percy’s the worst (especially since they’re practically the same height, and he asks if he did something wrong when Jason storms off, calling him babe and sweetie as he goes). 

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galaxyspeaking:

Season 2 of Gravity Falls just started and with it a ton of teenage mystery twins headcanons… Bonus pic with Pacifica’s incredulous face when confronted to 17 yo Dipper ! 

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eatsleepdraw:

Art School Ego
by Tom Eichacker

eatsleepdraw:

Art School Ego

by Tom Eichacker

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mermen-in-my-teacup:

Why is it the more skin this boy covers the more I want him

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0fficermako:

Another reason why Mako is despicable: among all the other mean things he did while they were dating, HE STOLE ASAMI’S ABILITY TO DRIVE AN AIR SHIP. Which left Korra and Asami stranded in the desert, just so he could flee from Ba Sing Se with his long-lost family and abandon them anyway at the Misty Palms Oasis (Giving his 88 year old grandmother his scarf, the only memento they have of his dad, and then taking her to the middle of a giant desert - is he TRYING to make her die of heat stroke?!) Incredible. Where is your heart, Mako? In the GARBAGE.

misterunagi:

Been wanting to draw some Book 3 fanart for some time!  Can’t believe theres two more episodes left! What a quick season..! 
Anyways.. here’s kid versions of P’li and Zaheer!! I imagined they’d always wreak havoc together each other even as kids.. I love their characters so much! 

misterunagi:

Been wanting to draw some Book 3 fanart for some time!  Can’t believe theres two more episodes left! What a quick season..! 

Anyways.. here’s kid versions of P’li and Zaheer!! I imagined they’d always wreak havoc together each other even as kids.. I love their characters so much! 

mimby asked: Should I watch haikyuu

vivemarco:

OH YES YES YES YES!!!

IT HAS SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS

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LIKE FRIENDSHIPS

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RIVALS

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FRIEND-VALS??????

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THE SHIPPING

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OPPORTUNITIES

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ARE ENDLESS

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TANAKA’S FACE

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JUST TANAKA IN GENERAL

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THIS PRETTY FRECKLED ENIGMA

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BADASS VOLLEYBALL CHICKS

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BADASS VOLLEYBALL MANAGER CHICKS

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ADORABLE SENPAI

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THESE ADORABLE

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TITLE CARDS

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NISHINOYA

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I MEAN COME ON

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LOOK AT HIM

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NISHINOYA RULES

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ADORABLE SETTERS

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ADORABLE SETTERS

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ADORABLE SETTERS

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KAGEYAMA BEING A BADASS (DAT BACK SET THO)

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HINATA BEING A BADASS

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KAGEYAMA AND HINATA BEING BADASSES TOGETHER

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FLY, YOU FOOLS

VOLLEYBAALLLLLLLLLLL

GRRAAAGGRRRGHAHAH NOW I’M JUST YELLING

JUST WATCH IT IT’S SO GOOD

korranation:

team avatar <3

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I was in the mood for pixel art so here’s the mains from HxH! Killua’s pose was reffed from the manga. Feel free to use for whatever if you want