Imagine modern!AU and ASL being students and Ace snoring during a lecture, Sabo nibbling on his pen and writing in any color but blue or black because Luffy always exchanges the ink to outrageous colours like a cheery yellow or a bold red or a kill-me-orange and Luffy regularly barging into their courses
….also imagine Sabo having an exam but because he has eye problems and Ace his narcolepsy Luffy has to drive them and he always takes the longest way round and Sabo is in panic and he nearly arrives too late to his exam and is a frazzled cutie
[Courtesy of @ombreoscura. Their ideas but I just had to share them!]
Me: BUT I SERIOUSLY LOVE THAT STUDENT ON E JFC. THAT IS SO PERFECT. I CAN ALREADY SEE LUFFY THOUGH
Teacher: *sighs* not again. What have i tol-
Luffy: “ACE! SABO!” *grinning little shit*
*ace is facepalming and Sabo is just laughing akwardly*
Ace: LUFFY WHAT NOW?
Luffy: *pouts* I was bored..
Ombreoscura: XD Gold. Pure gold. Or the teacher just getting fed up with it and tells him to sit down and then Luffy’s teacher tracking him down
Me: LUFFY DRIVING. WHOEVER GAVE HIM HIS LICENSE. THEY . I JUST. WHY. WHAT POSESSED THEM
Or DOES LUFFY NOT HAVE A LICENSE. OMFG. LUFFY NO!
Nope Luffy with no license but Sabo’s in panic and Ace’s either in panic as well or sleeping
I was just on periscope and we were talking about languages and someone came in my scope talking about ASL which was cool and I said, I’m intrigued by the grammar of ASL and they said “it has no grammar” and I was like “uhm yes it does” and they said to me “I’ve been studying it for four years, I think I would know if ASL had grammar” and at this point in like “okay but it does, all language has grammar, without grammar it isn’t language” and they’re getting mad because I’m obviously right and they call me a “fat dyke bitch know-it-all” and I’m like “really bitch you know you’re wrong so you resort to name calling. Maybe if you had a better teacher you’d know that ASL does have grammar”
Like I don’t have a single problem admitting when I’m wrong but when someone comes into my scope and tries to tell me something I know is wrong, I won’t let their ignorance influence anyone else. It’s so annoying.
Ok guys, I need your help... I found an universe where Luffy was abducted by the teneyuubitos and he was severely torture for 4 years. He's 12 *holds an scared and reserved Luffy in his arms with a huge scar on his neck* could you give him some love?
Shanks: *grabs AU! Luffy and hugs him* Okay seriously why do so many Dark!AUs exist?
Benn: Because some people like to read and write angst, Shanks. *pats AU!Luffy on head* I’ll go get the transponder, maybe the Protectors of the Plot Continuum have an idea of what to do with this kid…
Luffy: Hey, Traffy, let’s go beat up the jerks who made other me cry!
Law: *grabs Kikoku* Way ahead of you, Luffy-ya.
Mihawk: What the hell, I want to kill something and it won’t affect my situation in out universe. I’m in.
everyone breaking apart to sign their own parts in “Non-Stop” in a beautiful visual explosion like I am dying just thinking about this
AGGRESSIVE CABINET BATTLE SIGNING
“The Room Where It Happens” being all about being shut out of conversations and decisions, there’s some new subtext to “hold your nose and close your eyes” because you can’t sign while holding your nose and you can’t watch others sign while closing your eyes
Phillip not being able to complete the “sept huit neuf” with Eliza because his hands are going limp as he dies and Eliza actually screaming
Burr’s signing in “Your Obedient Servant” getting more and more angry along with his writing, the syntax of which also changes until “Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn.” matches up exactly with Burr signing the words–he’s sick and tired of translating every thought into perfect English, he’s tired of signing less and smiling more, he is 100% done with this shit
during Ham’s final “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory,” it’s not just the music that drops out, it’s the English translation. that’s right, y’all, HAMILTON’S FINAL MONOLOGUE IS ONLY IN ASL
at the end of it, he sets down his pistol prop and makes the ASL sign for “gun” AND RAISES THAT SIGN INTO THE AIR
WHEN ALEXANDER AIMS AT THE SKY, BURR IS STILL HOLDING HIS PISTOL, SO HE CAN’T SIGN HIS “WAIT”–HE HAS TO SCREAM IT WHILE THE ENSEMBLE SIGNS FOR HIM
for all the emphasis put on “who tells your story” and “being a part of/erasing myself from/putting myself back in the narrative,” there isn’t much explicit mention of speech and I think that’s beautiful
I have way too many feelings about this fictional production okay
Many of you probably forgot or don’t know, but I started enrolling in ASL (American Sign Language) classes last semester. At the end of semester we are required to pick a song and perform it on front of the entire class and judges, so about 70 people total! In December I chose to perform The Circle of Life from the Lion King because I love Disney and I’d consider that to match my bubbly personality, however, this year I went with something edgy and angsty just to see if I could pull it off! I messed up a little, but here is my interpretation of Hold Me Down by Halsey! Enjoy!
For years, inventors have been trying to convert some sign language words and letters into text and speech. Now a pair of University of Washington undergraduates have created gloves called SignAloud. Sensors attached to the gloves measure hand position and movement, and data is sent to a computer via Bluetooth and is then converted into spoken word and text.
Inventors Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, both college sophomores, say the gloves will help create a communication bridge between deaf and hearing communities. The gloves, they say, will help deaf people better communicate with the rest of the world without changing the way they already interact with each other.
I said I would do a video of me learning some ASL and it’s finally here! This was filmed a month ago. It took a while to upload because it was longer than my other videos and I was traveling and doing NextUp shortly after this was filmed.
I know right off the bat that eyebrows are what I need to work on. Eyebrows have been my enemy so far. Some days, I get that right. Some days, it’s like I glued them and they won’t move, oop. But as @deaflepuff said, it’s important but building up my vocabulary and what have you is something to mostly focus on while also working on that.
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