forgivenalwaysandcompletely:

officialkia:

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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.

Look at later

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waitingforturnips:

Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!

YES!  DIANA WYNNE JONES!

waitingforturnips:

Google is celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s 80th today!

YES!  DIANA WYNNE JONES!

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thisiskatsblog:


Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D
General 
How to: Enable your Tumblr ask boxHow to tagHow to tag asksHow to have posts show up/not show upTrigger WarningsTumblr SaviorHow to Report a blog 
Theme/Code
How to install a themeTheme Directory My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebarIcon FinderHelp picking a color scheme to match your iconHow to Install Updates Tab (X)Updates Tab MasterpostHow to add a music player (X) (X) Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)HTML Color CodesCreating a poll on TumblrCreating a countdown  How to create a re-direct pageBlogrolls, Family, Follow Forever How to make a networkHow to Install a Navigation PageHTML Codes HTML Help & CodesTumblr Formatting CheatsheatTheme making tutorialTumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues
*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use
Photoshop/Photoshop Resources
Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)Masterpost for downloading PhotoshopHow to make a GifLearn the Basics of PhotoshopBeginner Tutorials for PhotoshopPhotoshop Graphic MasterpostsPhotoshop Tutorial Masterpost Textures GuidePhotoshop Help Blog Photoshop Help BlogScreencaps ScreencapsHQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost
Alternatives to Photoshop
PixlrMypaintAnimating ProgramDigital painting ProgramArt Program/Photo EditorQueeky PaintPicMonkeyArt ProgramSketchpad Drawing ProgramGraphic’s ProgramPaint.netSumopaintFree Art Programs Masterpost
Gifs
Supernatural Reaction GifsReaction Gifs Reaction GifsReaction GifsReaction GifsOnline Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker Online Gif Maker
Meme’s
Quick Meme MakerPie Chart MakerMeme Generator Meme Maker
Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay
How to write FanfictionAvoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction10 Tips to Writing FanfictionHow to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net Writing Fiction PlansWriting TemplatesNovel Outline34 Writing TipsHow to write a CharacterTips on writing a Character Character writing MasterpostWriting Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)Diverse Character Writing Masterpost Detailed Character templateHow to write different Body types (X) (X)Surnames MasterPostSynonyms MasterPostCreating an OC Masterpost                                                 Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild WestOther things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)How to RP MasterpostRoleplay TermsRP GuideRP Help Masterpost
Other
Help Fact Check Tumblr PostsUrban Dictionary See if your about to hit post limitIn case you update software and it sucks Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes MasterpostMassive Masterpost included Writing & ArtTutorial Master Post
I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

Useful info - thanks Mareike

USEFUL!

thisiskatsblog:

Everything I wish I knew when I joined Tumblr. Basically this is a collection of things that will make Tumblr easier to use :D

General 

How to: Enable your Tumblr ask box
How to tag
How to tag asks
How to have posts show up/not show up
Trigger Warnings
Tumblr Savior
How to Report a blog 

Theme/Code

How to install a theme
Theme Directory 
My Favorite Theme Makers (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to: Add links to your Tumblr description/sidebar
Icon Finder
Help picking a color scheme to match your icon
How to Install Updates Tab (X)
Updates Tab Masterpost
How to add a music player (X) (X
Transparent Images and Pixels (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
HTML Color Codes
Creating a poll on Tumblr
Creating a countdown  
How to create a re-direct page
Blogrolls, Family, Follow Forever 
How to make a network
How to Install a Navigation Page
HTML Codes 
HTML Help & Codes
Tumblr Formatting Cheatsheat
Theme making tutorial
Tumblr Blog that helps people with tumblr related issues

*Remember most theme makers will answer questions about there them or already have FAQ Page to make it easier for you to use

Photoshop/Photoshop Resources

Tutorial for saving Photoshop (windows)
Masterpost for downloading Photoshop
How to make a Gif
Learn the Basics of Photoshop
Beginner Tutorials for Photoshop
Photoshop Graphic Masterposts
Photoshop Tutorial Masterpost 
Textures Guide
Photoshop Help Blog 
Photoshop Help Blog
Screencaps 
Screencaps
HQ Celebrity Gallery Masterpost

Alternatives to Photoshop

Pixlr
Mypaint
Animating Program
Digital painting Program
Art Program/Photo Editor
Queeky Paint
PicMonkey
Art Program
Sketchpad 
Drawing Program
Graphic’s Program
Paint.net
Sumopaint
Free Art Programs Masterpost

Gifs

Supernatural Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs 
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Reaction Gifs
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker 
Online Gif Maker

Meme’s

Quick Meme Maker
Pie Chart Maker
Meme Generator 
Meme Maker

Fanfiction/Writing/Roleplay

How to write Fanfiction
Avoiding mistakes when writing fanfiction
10 Tips to Writing Fanfiction
How to Submit a Fanfiction to Fanfiction.Net 
Writing Fiction Plans
Writing Templates
Novel Outline
34 Writing Tips
How to write a Character
Tips on writing a Character 
Character writing Masterpost
Writing Masterpost (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Diverse Character Writing Masterpost 
Detailed Character template
How to write different Body types (X) (X)
Surnames MasterPost
Synonyms MasterPost
Creating an OC Masterpost                                                 
Writing Folklore, Myth and Creatures Masterpost                     
How to write Ancient Rome England  Viking Age Victorian Age Middle Ages 50’s Wild West
Other things to help your Writing  (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
How to RP Masterpost
Roleplay Terms
RP Guide
RP Help Masterpost

Other

Help Fact Check Tumblr Posts
Urban Dictionar
See if your about to hit post limit
In case you update software and it sucks 
Writing, Graphics, Textures, Themes Masterpost
Massive Masterpost included Writing & Art
Tutorial Master Post

I hope that this survival guide has helped you with any tumblr related issues, have a great day. 

Useful info - thanks Mareike

USEFUL!

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cosenangel:

Credit/reblogable versions: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] 

Enjoy~

I’ll look at this later.

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Reblog if you will answer LITERALLY ANY anon questions.

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zody:

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BRING IT ON

Bring it. 


Go on then Tumblr :B I’m sure my one watcher will send me a question

WELL IT SURE IS A SLOW NGHT

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illegalsoma:

DONT TRUST GUYS THAT WEAR LEATHER JACKETS YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE AND YOU WILL DIE

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The Supernatural fandom has proved my point

*cough* …black people too…

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us-the-teens:

im following anyone that reblogs this.
no, you don’t have to be following me and yes i will really follow you.
doing this as an experiment then deleting this post at the end of summer.
Hoping to be following over 10,000 blogs by the end of august :)

us-the-teens:

im following anyone that reblogs this.

no, you don’t have to be following me and yes i will really follow you.

doing this as an experiment then deleting this post at the end of summer.

Hoping to be following over 10,000 blogs by the end of august :)

(Reblogged from hallous)

Reblog if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender or a supporter.

(Reblogged from madokaspigtails)