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In two hours we learned Jenner is indeed a trans woman, and he’s struggled with feeling this way for his entire life, he hopes his story will educate people and maybe even save some lives and Diane Sawyer probably should’ve done some more homework before doing an interview like this. We also learned we still have a long way to go before trans women are treated with full respect by the media.

no but the existence of languages just makes me so happy like humans all over the globe just figured out ways to communicate with each other with distinct noises and sounds

and when we couldn’t speak to each other directly we made up distinct sets of squiggles and lines and dots or used our hands and bodies to convey meaning

and then we got closer to each other and realised our ways of communication had to be translated we learned each other’s languages and

okay what am i saying humanity was not so close that we went “wow you look different and you speak differently and you write differently and you have different customs and cultures and we’re all just gonna coexist and not massacre and oppress all of you bc xenophobia”

anonymous asked:

I want to learn ASL, for when I and/or my partner become nonverbal (which is fairly often for me). But I can't afford classes, not even the more competitively priced ones. Can you or your followers recommend any free or extremely inexpensive ways to go about learning to sign?

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tardisman14 asked:

Top 5 Gravity Falls episodes

Oooh~ A fun one! 

#1: “Northwest Mansion Mystery”: The reason why this episode is my favorite and number 1 on my list is because the Gravity Falls team brought their A-Game on this episode. From the animation and the story set up, this episode was perfectly balanced in all the right ways. I loved how we got to learn more about Pacifica as a character and we got to see why she acts the way she does: Because her parents emotionally abuse her. This episode revealed that the bully we all hated is a victim herself and she’s actually is a decent person. The comedy was also spot on with Mabel and her girlfriends trying to win the heart of the Prince at the party and Grenda was definitely pure comedic gold. I thought Dipper & Pacifica’s relationship developed to the point where they’re friends and I can definitely see Pacifica as a potential love interest now that she’s more sympathetic and there is a mutual understanding between them. This episode tackles a heavy subject of bullying and familial abuse so I have to warn you guys about this before you watch this episode in case that is your trigger into bad memories or hits too close to home. 

#2: “Irrational Treasure”: What a great episode to showcase Mabel in the limelight and praise her for her eccentric lifestyle. I thought that this episode was a great adventure story for Dipper & Mabel as they searched to find out who the real founder of Gravity Falls is and along the way they have to avoid being caught by our favorite bumbling bromance officers. I think the reason why I like this episode as much as I do is because the jokes were just so perfectly woven in the dialog that it felt natural and not force to get a cheap laugh. I liked watching Dipper be all protective and supportive of Mabel with her silly nature and got her revenge on Pacifica at the end of the episode. Plus that pun of a title really puts a smile on my face since its a parody of “National Treasure” starring Nicholas Cage. Overall, this is a great episode to watch whenever you need a good dose of the Mystery Twin madness. 

#3: “Summerween”: This is an episode that hits real close to home for me. I stopped trick-or-treating when I turned 17 years old because I just didn’t see myself walking up to random houses and asking for candy anymore on Halloween. But when I was 12 years old I had the exact same amount of dread as Mabel when she told Dipper that she knows they’re getting older and soon they’ll stop trick-or-treating together on Halloween. It’s that kind of coming of age transition that everyone fears growing up because it’s something you don’t want to stop doing. And while there are teens that still trick-or-treat, you start missing the days when you were a kid again since Halloween was even more magical when you were younger. I loved the conflict between Dipper & Mabel and I loved the idea of “Loser Candy” being the bad guy because we all know how much we all hated the loser candy we got in our buckets on Halloween. This episode has creepy visuals, a great set up, and a great villain. This episode is the perfect Halloween special you can watch every year for your dose of nostalgia and Halloween pleasure. 

#4: “The Hand that Rocks the Mabel”: Talk about a perfect introduction episode for a recurring antagonist to our main heroes. Not only is Gideon a threatening presence, but he’s also the one who reveals that there is more than 1 journal in the Gravity Falls universe. It was also a nice change to see Mabel struggling to REJECT a guy trying to date her instead of trying to get him to fall in love with her. She’s uncomfortable with his advances and she tries to tell him several times that all she wants is to be friends with him and that’s it. When she can’t do it, Dipper goes in her stead to tell Gideon that she doesn’t want to see him anymore and breaks up with him for her. This causes Gideon to target the Pines family as his enemy (Besides Mabel) and this episode starts the whole enemy road for Dipper & Gideon. 

#5: “Not What He Seems”: This episode went full LOST on us and revealed that the author of the journals was Stan Pines’s twin brother who comes out of another dimension. Talk about a major cliff hanger that just ends in a way that makes you want to march to Disney and demand the next episode to be aired. Give the Gravity Falls team props for this episode because everything was perfectly executed in every single way: The animation, the dialog, the reveal, the drama, the characters interacting with each other. This mid-season finale was more thought out and executed better than most live action TV series and I say that with the most honesty. I love everything about this episode and I can’t wait till we’re back on a regular schedule again to see what happens after this big reveal. 

anonymous asked:

Holy fuck some of those things make sense but like? Person with Autism? I learned at so many points and from autistic and otherwise disabled people to separate them became you're? More? Than? Your? Disability? I don't get it. Nobody wants that as their entire identity and it is in no way offensive. You're a person first. We literally learn "people first language" in day one at uni In special education and education classes in general. So don't get angry about people doing that.

urghhhhhhhh please actually read my posts about this before you tell me what abled run academia has taught you

here’s my most recent one

In memory of Arman Manukyan, my teacher, mentor and role model during my time and after in Bosphorus University, the bridge adorned with cercis siliquastrum was the way to his office where we have learned so much from him, tune: Lamentum, Djivan Gasparyan and Avedis String Orchestra

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This month’s infographs were created by Katie Kirby to celebrate our ongoing campaign to restore a quartet of Carl Akeley’s taxidermied specimens, and build a brand-new mammal diorama here at the museum. We’re 37% of the way; learn more about Project Hyena Diorama at Indiegogo!

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“Golden” - FAREWELL FIGHTER.

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LYRICS:

In my short time I’ve realized that there is so much more to life
Than getting older, and getting mine
This is my ready, set, let-go attempt at finding who I am and I’ll be brief
So listen closely

I’ve learned not to talk through movies, when I still don’t know the lines
I’ve learned who not to ask advice from when I can’t make up my mind
When times get tough I’ve learned that breathing is the best thing I can do
And I’ve learned letting go of friends is something I won’t get used to

I’ve learned a fair amount about the world of women and of love
I’ve learned that money doesn’t always mean deserving one or both of the above
I’ve learned it’s hard to be alone when you’re alive
But somehow I have learned that we won’t be alone when we all reach the other side

Something in my heart is telling me I’ve learned to love who I’ve become
I know my learning isn’t done

(chorus)
But Ohhh, I’m afraid I will never quite understand, the way I wish I could
Know everything I would ever need just in case I ever lose my way

I’ve learned not to lie to people who know me better than my word
and I believe I’ve learned to filter out the voices in my head (but I’m still not sure)
I’ve learned that failure’s not an option, it’s frowned upon and rude
And giving up before the bell is something I’ve learned not to do

I’ve learned how to keep my head above the water line in desperate times
I’ve learned to swim when someone lonely ties an anchor to my legs in-spite
I’ve learned to fight, The difference between wrong and right, how to sleep at night
I still don’t have that cartridge but I’m learning how to live in black and white

(chorus)
But Ohhh, I’m afraid I will never quite understand, the way I wish I could
Know everything I would ever need just in case I ever lose my way

Golden, we are golden because we’re alive
We are nothing without our goodbyes
Illuminate our own way from inside
We shine so bright, we shine so

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Farewell Fighter announced dates for it’s tour in support of their upcoming release The Way We Learn. The tour features 14 dates throughout the East Cast and the Midwest which can be found below. Each dates will have different supporting acts. More information can be found on the band’s Facebook page.

1/21 - Nashville, TN; Rocketown
1/22 - Indianapolis, IN; Emerson Theater
1/28 - Winter Park, FL; Island Oasis
1/29 - Pembroke Pines, FL; Talent Farm
1/30 - Cape Coral, FL; Rack ‘em Billiards
1/31 - Jacksonville, FL; Jack Rabbits
2/3 - Port Richmond, VA; Strange Matter
2/4 - Freehold, NJ; Freehold VFW
2/5 - Rockville Centre, NY; Vibe Lounge
2/7 - Baltimore, MD; Ottobar
2/11 - Chicago, IL; Reggie’s Live
2/12 - Winona, MN; Winona University
2/13 - Ames, IA; Headliners
2/20 - St. Louis; The Firebird