Immersing yourself in a foreign language can be difficult if you don’t live in the country where the language is spoken. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that you can surround yourself with your target lang.
You’re probably reading this post on a laptop, a phone or on an ancient stone tablet. Change the language of your devices to your target language. I’ve done this for Spanish, French, and Romanian, and it helped me get used to seeing these languages and reading in them.
Do the same thing for your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other site to which you’re hopelessly addicted. You’ll learn internet specific words and your brain will adjust to reading in the language that you’re learning.
Netflix and Youtube offer a wide selection of movies and videos in other langs. Your brain will pick up on the different sounds and internalize them. Before you know it, you’ll understand the spoken language like a pro. Actively watching foreign films will help you discover new slang, learn key phrases, and become familiar with other aspects of the language like interjections.
Listening to music in other languages will help you adjust to the new sounds you may be encountering in your L2. When I was learning Spanish, bachata was my savior. On Spotify, you can search for music by country. If you’re learning Portuguese and you pick Brazil, you’ll find popular music in Portuguese that you can use to improve your listening skills.
Don’t forget to look up the lyrics and translate them to learn new vocabulary. Find some music that you enjoy, dive into the culture, and learn something new.
Then look for the “Blocked Tumblrs“ option and open it.
This is the list we have of well known anti recast, pro artist actively stalking
and insulting other people. Feel free to block them all if you like,
you will have to input their username one by one (sorry, we know it’s hard work), but it will be worth
We are sure there are many, many more each day using fake accounts (sometimes
they abandon one account and open another, some accounts change topics
to pretend they are completely different accounts and have nothing to do
with dolls) to continue bringing us down on this wonderful hobby. So
keep an eye out for them and the first anti recast thing they say, save
yourself the trouble and block them. ❤
Remember when you block someone they will not be able to follow you, reply or re-blog, but if they use the specific website address, they will be able to read and see (not interact) everything you do or post in your blog.
This is a friendly advice from the:
hear all anti recast haters are using this list as a “badge of honor”
and they say “now they know it’s safe to buy from this people”, please,
do not assume that for a second.
Most anti recast community members
have hidden hi quality recasts on their crew (indistinguishable from the legit, metal plate on the head and all, no shrinking, same weight, usually from Volks LE, Luts, Soom, and Iplehouse, since it’s easier to say you lost the box and COA because this are “old dolls”and you moved to another house, or it’s almost untraceable to the original owner and you got it used), or might play you either way as they did before recast not sending items and such.
Some people are just BAD. We made the list for our own personal reasons
and because we actually think the part of the bjd community WE represent
will have a better time on Tumblr by blocking this haters to begin with.
that does not imply this people is “honorable” or “trustworthy” in any
way. Before recast existed as a thing, many of this people scammed
others in the hobby. Then they became antis or “pro artist", and because
all the hate was focus on the recast issue, seems everyone forgot what this (now
popular) members of the community did. We have not.
not take this list as “a list of trustworthy bjd community members” or a
badge of honor because it is never a honor to be among haters and
bullies who bring hate to a lovely, wonderful hobby.
October 7, 2016: Buffalo Beauts player Harrison Browne publicly comes out as transgender, becoming the first active transgender pro athlete. In their season opener against the Boston Pride, Browne score the Beauts first goal of the season and the Beauts lone goal of the game. (x, x)
The fat acceptance movement really pisses me off. Yes, love the body you are in. But for the love of god, do not idolize obesity. It’s not healthy, and health at every size doesn’t exist when you can’t fucking function right. And just because you’re not sick now, doesn’t mean you won’t be.
I get a lot of questions about sister signs, so I thought I would make a post that covers the basic understandings of what the sister signs are, and what makes them sister signs.
Sister signs share modality and are congenial elements. There are three types of modalities, or qualities, and these are cardinal, fixed and mutable.
The cardinal signs are Aries, Capricorn, Libra and Cancer. They tend to be very self-aware; they are pro-active and are known for being go-getters.
The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. They tend to enjoy routine and become quite uncomfortable with change. They are rather controlling, so when the unexpected occurs they aren’t too happy. They are also stubborn and persistent.
The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. They are very adaptable, and tend to enjoy change; they become unsettled with too much routine. As a result they tend to be good at a lot of things; quick learners.
The congenial elements are fire and air, and then earth and water. Fire and air are extroverted and sociable. Earth and water are introverted and emotional.
ARIES & LIBRA
Aries (fire) and Libra (air) - congenial elements, both extroverted and sociable. Both cardinal. Both tend to thrive in social circles; popularity; likeable.
TAURUS & SCORPIO
Taurus (earth) and Scorpio (water) - congenial elements, both introverted and emotional. Both fixed. Both very controlling; don’t care about social acceptance - prefer asserting their opinions and pride; quiet power.
GEMINI & SAGITTARIUS
Gemini (air) and Sagittarius (fire) - congenial elements, both extroverted and sociable. Both mutable. Both fickle and uncomfortable with consistency; curious; thirst for knowledge and expansion; tend to be the biggest travellers.
CANCER & CAPRICORN
Cancer (water) and Capricorn (earth) - congenial elements, both introverted and emotional. Both cardinal. Both value tradition and family; Cancer represents raw emotion, Capricorn represents repressed emotion; Cancer - the mother of the zodiac, Capricorn - the father of the zodiac.
LEO & AQUARIUS
Leo (fire) and Aquarius (air) - congenial elements, both extroverted and sociable. Both fixed. Both have an ego complex; highly value their perception from others, where Leo wants assurance through pride and vanity, and Aquarius wants assurance through originality and independence.
VIRGO & PISCES
Virgo (earth) and Pisces (water) - congenial elements, both introverted and emotional. Both mutable. Both sensitive and wise; easily hurt yet resilient; Virgo is very in touch with reality and logic, Pisces is very in touch with fantasy and imagination.
“The biggest threat to free speech is that WE are actively silencing OURSELVES, not that the government is silencing us….The outrage machine will just dull us all down to the point where we won’t share ANY original thought because we won’t want to deal with the repercussions.
You think I’m being alarmist here? Well, do we seem more politically correct or less politically correct than 5 years ago? What about 10 years ago? Do you find yourself censoring yourself more or less now than even last year? Who is forcing you to censor yourself? Is it the government? I don’t think so. I bet you need only look in the mirror.
And guess what, this creep of stifling speech for fear of being ostracized isn’t going to magically reverse itself: we have to pro-actively fight it. And we should have started this a long time ago.”
There is no such thing as “healthy at every size.” When you are underweight, there are health risks and consequences for not intaking enough calories to fuel your body. When you are overweight, there are health risks and consequences for intaking too many calories for your body. There exists a definitive range of “sizes” for your height for which you can be considered healthy, and said range has been determined by years of research from countless medical and scientific authorities and sources. People need to stop pretending that they’re “healthy” when their poor diet and exercise choices have the potential to seriously effect their well-being and future. Treat your body with respect. Disregarding your health for any reason is not beautiful, it’s irresponsible, and it should not be considered socially acceptable.
It should come as no surprise to us at all how awful many women’s relationships to sex are as adults when many women’s childhoods were formed intimately by the sexual or sexualized violence that lies at the core of gender itself. Every time a girl is told that a boy pulling her hair is cute, every time a girl is told to put down “boy” toys and pick up “girl” toys, every time a girl is told her body is shameful and that the sexual attention she gets from grown men should be expected and pro actively accounted for in her mannerisms and dress, every time a girl sees a movie where the heterosexual couple’s dynamic is one based around misogynist abuse, she listens and get the message and even those who are lucky enough to ward off some internalizing of this have to consciously work through this for the rest of our lives. How do I relate to sex as an adult (let alone as a lesbian adult) when I can remember my mother warning me that I was too old to lick ice cream cones publicly, when I can remember being asked at 9 whether I was a boy or a girl, when the first interaction of the male friends I had as a child with sexuality was through degrading heterosexual porn? These aren’t theoretical questions but practical problems a lot of women will go to the grave unable to answer.
June 22 2016 - A group of pro-choice activists used a drone to deliver abortion pills to Northern Ireland this week.
Two women took the abortion pills that were delivered. The drone took off from Omeath, Ireland, near the border of Northern Ireland, and landed on the other side of the border.
It was carrying the drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which can be used up to nine weeks into a pregnancy. Nearly all forms of abortion are illegal in Northern Ireland, with offenders facing a maximum sentence of life in prison. This year, a 21-year-old woman was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to purchasing abortion pills online because she couldn’t afford to travel to England to have the procedure.
The organizations behind this week’s stunt said they carried it out as an “act of solidarity” with women in Northern Ireland who are facing prosecution for having an abortion, and as a demonstration that the country’s laws can be easily circumvented with pills ordered online . “Restrictive abortion laws will not keep women from accessing abortion pills, by ship, by mail, through the internet, drone or RC speedboat,” said Dr. Rebecca Gomperts of Women on Waves, one of the rights groups that organized the drone flight. Women on Waves staged a similar stunt last year, using a drone to deliver abortion pills to Poland. [video]/[article]