and stuff like that

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I think about Magnus slowly backing up and disappearing dramatically into the portal at his club and it honestly gives me life

I KNOW I LOVE IT HE DOES THIS SO MUCH??? i mean consider this:

  • disappears from his own apartment after alec rejects him
  • stalks around the room whenever he’s talking
  • makes a huge fucking deal about that necklace and then immediately hands it off to izzy as if it’s worth pennies like he was clearly more annoyed about the clave taking it from him than anything
    • i bet he sent them a fire message every damn day all REMEMBER THAT RUBY U STOLE FROM ME ITS MINE
    • but it’s been a 100 goddamn years so now he’s reaching some poor shadowhunter intern who’s like “um s-sure ok lemme check the inventory"
  • declared “pretty boy” while gesturing as vaguely as possible in both jace’s and alec’s general direction just so he could shut jace down when jace inevitably took the bait
  • i s2g even the way he drinks his wine is dramatic: 
New Danganronpa V3 Dated, Character Names and Talents Revealed

The Danganronpa 3 anime is ending this week, so I guess it’s as good a time as any to start piling on the details about the next game.

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Spike Chunsoft revealed the official Japanese release date for New Danganronpa V3: January 12, 2017 (for PlayStation 4 and Vita, in case you forgot). The game will be receiving a limited addition version, which includes, besides a copy of the game, obviously, a calendar, a Monokuma strap, a soundtrack and cast comment CD, custom themes for your system, and, most interestingly, an anime OVA titled Super Danganronpa 2.5: Nagito Komaeda and the World Destroyer. Dear god, they’re giving Hopeman his own anime.

In addition, the names of the new cast has been revealed, as well as their Super High School Level talents. In the picture above, from left to right, their names and talents are:

  • Korekiyo Shinguji: SHSL Folklorist
  • Angie Yonaga: SHSL Fine Artist
  • Zanbi Toujou: SHSL Maid
  • Shokichi Ouma: SHSL Dictator
  • Tsumugi Shirogane: SHSL Cosplayer
  • Kiibo: SHSL Robot
  • Tenshi Chabashira: SHSL Aikido Practitioner
  • Kaede Akamatsu (Protagonist): SHSL Pianist
  • Kaito Hyakuta: SHSL Astronaut
  • Maki Harukawa: SHSL Nursery Teacher
  • Shuichi Saihara: SHSL Detective
  • Ryoma Hoshi: SHSL Tennis Player
  • Rantaro Tenkai: SHSL ???
  • Himiko Yumeno: SHSL Magician
  • Gonta Gokuhara: SHSL Entomologist
  • Usagi Iruma: SHSL Inventor

That tiny dude is a tennis player? He looks shorter than most tennis nets. Maybe that’s his secret. And that Tenkai guy… I don’t know why, but I have a really bad feeling his talent involves murder.

Uni abbreviations/acronyms in French

So the French like their acronyms. A lot. It’s one of the biggest things I noticed in my very first meeting at the university, as I was noting down strings of letters I didn’t understand to go look up later. I figured I may as well be a good language blog and actually make a list of them, many of which, if you come to France to live, work, or especially study (like on an exchange or whatever), you will almost certainly come across in everyday conversations. You don’t necessarily need to know what they all stand for - I’m not convinced even native French speakers could immediately give you all of them without hesitating - but if you know what they mean you can use them the same as everyone else. Enjoy ^^

  • (la) fac - la faculté - used for university in the same way we’d shorten it to “uni”. Je suis à la fac = I’m at uni.
  • UFR - Unité de Formation et de Recherche - used basically to mean “department”. L’UFR d’anglais = the English department.
  • LEA - Langues étrangères appliquées - a degree in foreign languages, normally two, with an aim of being more ‘practical’ (“applied”). Je suis en LEA anglais/espagnol = I’m doing a joint English/Spanish degree.
  • LLCE - Langues, littératures et civilisations étrangères - a degree in which you study just one foreign language but more in depth. It involves more literature, history and cultural stuff than an LEA and often leads to teaching.
  • L1, L2, L3, M1, M2 - used to indicate what year you’re in. L for licence (Bachelor’s), M for master. Je suis en L1 anglais = I’m in my first year of English.
    (NB - many subjects would also be abbreviated, eg philo (-sophie), psycho (-logie), histoire-géo (-raphie))
  • BTS - Brevet de Technicien Supérieur - another form of higher study other than university, more vocational… (I’ve not a lot of info on this one tbh)
  • SHS - Science humaines et sociales - social studies/sociology.
  • Bac - (le) Baccalauréat - the final exam at the end of high school that you’d take when you’re 18 normally. There are different ‘branches’ you can choose - L (littéraire / literary), S (scientifique / science), ES (économique et social / economy and social studies). If someone says something like j’ai (fait) un bac L it means they did more literature/language/philosophy classes at school, whereas j’ai (fait) un bac S would be more science based etc.
  • Bac+3, Bac+5 etc - higher education is always measured against the baccalauréat, with the + meaning the number of extra years. So a bac+3 is a licence/Bachelor’s because it’s 3 more years of study after high school. A bac+5 would be a masters, and a bac+7/+8/beyond would be a doctorate.
  • LMD - licence, master (maîtrise in some places), doctorat - the normal university levels/stages of Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate.
  • TD - (un) travail dirigé - small classes, seminars, more interactive, more exercises.
  • TP - (un) travail pratique - small classes, more ‘practical’, in a language context it’s in language labs with headphones etc.
  • CM - (un) cours magistral - lectures, big classes, less interactive
  • ECTS - European Credit Transfer System - a standardised credit system across a lot of Europe. Normally it’s 60 credits to pass a year.
  • CC - contrôle continu - continuous assessment, grades every week, participation grades, several small tests etc.
  • CT - contrôle terminal - grade comes from one all-encompassing final assessment. It’s often something you’d have to apply for, justifying why you can’t come to classes or do CC. J’aimerais passer en CT = I’d like to switch to final assessment.
  • DST - (un) devoir sur table - an in-class exam/test. J’ai un DST d’anglais demain matin = I have an English exam tomorrow morning.
  • QCM - questionnaire / questions à choix multiple - multiple choice questions.
  • BU - (la) bibliothèque universitaire - university/school library. Je t’attends à la BU = I’m waiting for you at the library.
  • ATER - (un) Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche - normally someone who teaches while researching/writing a thesis.
  • PRAG (pronounced as a word) - (un) Professeur Agrégé - a professor who has some kind of admin responsibilities too… gotta admit I’m not sure on this one either!
  • amphi - (un) amphithéâtre - lecture hall.
  • Repro - (la) reprographie - printing/photocopying service.
  • CAPES (pronounced like capès, with the s) - Certificat d'Aptitude au Professorat de l'Enseignement Secondaire - the competitive exam that allows you to become a teacher. You’d take le CAPES d’anglais to become an English teacher, le CAPES de français to become a French teacher etc
  • Cité U - (la) cité universitaire - university residence/halls.
  • CROUS (pronounced as a word) - (le) Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires - the organisation that manages student services, bursaries, and accommodation France-wide.
  • ENT - (un) Environnement (ou espace) Numérique de Travail - the intranet, moodle, etc.
  • FLE - Français (comme) langue étrangère - French as a second/foreign language.
  • TOEFL/TOEIC (pronounced as words) - Test of English as a Foreign Language / Test of English for International Communication - two of the biggest/most widespread/most recognised English proficiency exams.

  • CDD - (un) contrat à durée déterminée - a fixed term contract.
  • CDI - (un) contrat à durée indéterminée - a permanent contract (le rêve de tous les jeunes quoi).
  • brut - before tax - un salaire brut is what your employer pays for you.
  • net - after tax - un salaire net is what you actually take home at the end of the month.
  • sécu - (la) sécurité sociale - social security, health insurance etc. Le numéro de sécu is a social security number.
  • CAF (pronounced as a word) - (la) caisse d’allocations familiales - the organisation that manages benefits/social welfare.

Where I’ve put an article in brackets, you’d use that article before the acronym, e.g. la CAF, le CROUS, le DST, for some things you’d mostly use en with no article, e.g. en L1, en LEA, en CT

Please help

Hey everyone! My apartment was just recently broken into and I was robbed, no one was injured but I’ve lost a lot of my things for school including my laptop and I don’t normally do this but if anyone is able can you please help?

If you’d like to help you can donate to me here. to anyone who helps I really really appreciate it, If you can’t donate please reblog.

Everlasting Party - Mystic Messenger Time Loop AU (pt 10)

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Summary: You’re caught in a time loop during the 11 days leading up to the RFA’s party unless you can do… what, exactly?

10+ Tiny spoilers for Day 7 of Zen’s route.

Note: In this fic, all of the characters are Korean (as they are in canon). Therefore they are in South Korea and speak Korean as their first language (even though the fic is written in English). TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is a standardized test that measures how capable an individual is in reading, writing, and speaking English.

Enjoy!


Snip, snip. Brown locks fall to the floor. It’s been a long time since you last cut your hair. It’s been even longer since you tried cutting your own hair. But, well, you’ve got a lot of room for error now.

A long braid sits on the bathroom counter in front of you, the first casualty of your scissors. It was much harder than you’d thought it would be to hack through the thick bundle of hair, and your cuts were extremely choppy. In trying to straighten it, your hair has been getting shorter and shorter – you could probably consider it a pixie cut at this point.

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Commision for @heroicmeep of her XCX Avaatr/Cross, Meep! (+bonus sketch)

Ohhhh man I took so long with this one I am gomen OTL I just couldn’t draw Telly at all, and the BG ended up looking really different from what I first envisioned. This was really fun to paint, though!!! I hope you like it and thank you so much for commisioning me! :’> 

Process shots under the cut!

hello my loves!! i am so sorry that i’ve been so sporadically active, college has been busy as heck and i’ve been trying to settle in but ! i miss u guys so much! please let me know how youre doing, send me asks n stuff if u wanna! u can ask me questions about how my lifes going, whatever u want, i just want to talk to u aaa i miss u im sorry

a good half of the things i’ve drawn the last couple days are all shippy stuff and i’m trying so hard not to draw more. *apologizes for decades* can’t really think of what to draw this week. also yay figured out how to imitate rain fx.

(Large chunks of this make more sense if you have read this and this and are at least vaguely familiar with these and these.)

Sorting the Leverage crew isn’t as easy as all that, after all.

For starters, Sophie was Slytherin, obviously.  The hat barely blinked.  She didn’t have any particular interest in blood purity or ambitions of world domination, but she still wanted, still schemed and plotted to get any- and everything she desired, however she could.

She didn’t go by ‘Sophie’ back then, but getting her original name out of her is all but impossible.  Besides, half of her original dormmates are dead or in Azkaban anyway.  It was easy enough to get lost in the shuffle.

She’s not even a Metamorphmagus.  She doesn’t need to be.  She brews a perfectly decent Polyjuice, but really, it’s a sloppy witch who relies on Polyjuice for a job.  Half an hour of transformation time, and you can only turn into a copy of a person who already exists?  Please.  Sophie put her time and effort into learning Legilimancy.  Much more productive.

Her very favorite wand–though of course Sophie’s got half a dozen tucked away for just-in-case, as all good wizarding thieves do–is an antique, an original Quintana, acacia wood with a white river monster spine at its core.  It’s subtle, elegant.  She passes it off as chestnut and unicorn sometimes, when she’s trying to avoid comment.  The wand doesn’t mind.

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Nate actually did go to Ilvermorny.  He was in Horned Serpent.  He carried his wand permit at all times and never even thought of doing without.  His first wand was a cheap Jonker, maple with a wampus whisker at the core, but it was better than his dad’s–an illegal third-hand Olivander from the old country, chipped around the edges and a little slow to respond sometimes, until Nate’s dad gave it a whack.  Jimmy Ford never owned a wand permit in his life, but then, Jimmy Ford’s parents went to Hogwarts.

Maggie bought him a new wand a few years after they graduated, when Nate was working for MACUSA, as a congratulations-on-the-promotion present.  Black walnut with a thunderbird core.  It stopped working, after.  Even when he tries to give up alcohol, it doesn’t really start up again.  Black walnut wands don’t work for wizards who aren’t honest with their inner demons, or whatever that bullshit is.

If Nate’s a thief now, he needs a thief’s wand.  Thunderbird feather in redwood for his primary, spruce and snallygaster for his backup or when he needs a different sort of wand for a grift, and cherry with dragon heartstring for his backup backup, the wand he only pulls out when he needs the power more than he needs the control.  That one’s dangerous, sometimes.

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Eliot went to Ilvermorny too, for a while.  It’s what you do when you’re born a wizard in America, if you’re following the rules.

It’s just another cage, all these people who know each other and follow the same rules as their great-great-great-grandparents, just like the dusty town in Oklahoma where Eliot’s no-maj dad lives his no-maj life in his tiny little no-maj hardware store just the same as ever.  At fifteen Eliot doesn’t have the words to put on it: the mandatory school run by the rich east-coast wizards, where his half-Cherokee mom sent him because that’s where she learned, because that’s what you do, because that’s what everybody’s always done.  Three hundred years, anyone on this continent who wanted to learn white man’s magic had to cut all ties to home and family and never see their people again.  It’s not like that any more, exactly, all the time, as much.  Try telling that to Eliot’s confused and roiling teenage anger.

So he dropped out, and he even left his old holly-and-wampus school wand there behind him.  He was already better at combat magic than 99% of graduates to leave that place with all their permits and certifications perfectly in place.  There are jobs for guys like that.  MACUSA even hires them, sometimes, under the table, to do the kind of jobs the wizarding government doesn’t like to admit somebody has to do.  He spent a lot of time in Europe, where the laws are all different and there’s a thousand little hidey-holes for a guy as good with knife as he is with a Stupefy.  Ended up back in the States for a while after the whole Moreau business.  Eliot really ought to know better than getting mixed up with crazy Eastern European would-be dark overlords.  Like that whole UK Voldemort bullshit wasn’t enough.

He’s got backups tucked away for any kind of fight, of course, even a prized old Beauvais original, but Eliot’s wand is solid.  Blackthorn.  Thunderbird, just like his old house.  There’s all kinds of white wandmakers working with thunderbird feathers these days, but Eliot’s got a genuine Wolfe, bought and paid for.  It fits his hand in the heat of a fight or standing at the kitchen counter, feels like the closest thing to home.

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Parker’s totally been to Ilvermorny.  Technically.  Like, on the school grounds, anyway.  Do you have any idea what kind of loot they have there?

The US doesn’t get a ton of wizards born to no-maj parents, but maybe one of Parker’s parents was magic.  Maybe they had a whole epic life saga she never really knew about.  she doesn’t know.  She doesn’t care.

She’s a thief and she’s a good one and she’s always been a thief, and a good one.  She’s good at getting out of places.  When the sweet-smiling witches with the hard eyes showed up when Parker was ten, ready to drag her off to whatever so-called school they had for her, she ran.  It took them a week to give up trying to find her.

School officials usually don’t have to go looking for the newest students.  They almost never come back empty-handed, but, well.  Parker’s special.

She steals no-maj stuff sometimes, for the thrill, or because it’s shiny, or because the dollars-to-dragots conversion rate is down and she can get so much more money if she just starts with no-maj cash to begin with.  Sometimes she goes for artifacts, magical trinkets, even books of old spells–it’s all got a sale value somewhere.  MACUSA doesn’t even begin to have a handle on the wizarding black market in this country, let alone the border smuggling.  Parker’s got Apparition points set up all along the Canadian border and in a dozen major no-maj airports.  She’s good at what she does.

Parker stole her first wand from one of the witches that tried to bring her in.  Archie helped her nab her second.  She lifts wands out of habit, now, keeps the ones that feel the most right for a while, unless something better comes along.  Pine’s usually pretty good.  Sycamore’s fun.  Hazel is the worst.

She’s had the one she’s using now for…a while, huh.  She had to get a wandmaker to even tell her what was in it.  Phoenix feather core, in laurel, which is weird–usually laurel wands try to zap her if she steals them.  And anyway, Parker always kinda thought they were for good guys.

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Alec was home-schooled.  You’re not technically supposed to do that in America, but hey.  There’s more than a hundred thousand witches and wizards in the US, close to half a million on the greater North American continent.  Can’t fit that many kids into one school.

And anyway sometimes witches and wizards die, and then what?  Send their kids off to a school the size of most no-maj colleges already at age five?  So Nana takes a few, five, as many as ten, whatever she can handle, and if half of them end up too poor or too orphaned or just plain too screwed up to make it to the big school, Nana’ll make sure they know enough to get by.

Alec was way past smart and powerful enough to get into Ilvermorny if he wanted to, but home was home.  Why should he go follow some teacher’s idea of a curriculum?  Most rich east coast school wizards didn’t even know how to turn most no-maj electronics on, let alone write a charm to run an ipod off magic without charging the battery for a straight week.

There are at least seventeen different tests you have to pass to get a wand license in America if you don’t graduate from Ilvermorny first.  Alec brewed eleven different potions in his bathroom, turned himself into a white-faced monkey, and snuck into the regional headquarters to get his name on the official registration list instead.

Alec can, technically, make wands if he really wants to–there was that whole con with the Rediscovered Wand of Salazar Slytherin, with the snakewood, and the sending Eliot out to shave a sliver off a horned serpent, and all that–but it is a pain in the butt.  His prime wand–and oh, he can use others, but lord will he bitch if he has to–is walnut wood with a unicorn hair core. It has done literally everything he’s ever asked it to.  He calls it Lucille.

anonymous asked:

hey, do you happen to know where I can watch/stream the stanley cup playoffs of this year since i'm not from america and I finally got some free time (and I really REALLY want to start watching hockey)

Oh no, sorry anon, I really don’t know!! :(

If you want to watch replays of the world cup games, you can try this youtube channel or this slightly dodgy website

The only thing I’ve seen even mentioned as a resource to re-watch last season’s nhl games is this russian torrent site, but I’m not sure I trust them. Unless you actually want to spend money for streaming content (lol), in which case the NHL site has them here and lets you buy a package to watch them.

Does anyone have any better resources? @confusedhockey? @dayumpens?

some fans give a fandom such bad rep. but it’s best to just ignore it and keep doing your best and what you like. you’ll give them a voice if you pay attention to them, so just leave them be, they’ll stop the moment they notice no one is listening to them.