foreign art

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I apologize for the humungo post, I wanted all the images together in a master post instead of separate installments.

Remember the Jedi Knight Japanese Dictionary I posted about, with the artists Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano? Well, @ciette on tumblr actually purchased the book (so lucky!) and was so kind in letting me see the inside by scanning all the A/P images. I haven’t gotten the book myself yet (I will someday, hopefully) but getting these scans was a major relief as I’m not all over the place wondering what I was missing out on. To top it off, it was right near my birthday; such a great gift! I wanted to post these one the 16th but circumstances made it too difficult. I’m just happy all over. I did my best; ran them through lots of filters, and with some personal touches, I think I just about re-created the look as they are in the book.

For more inside, check out ciette’s post as she also shares images from the Padawan Learners Dictionary. :D

Lots of Love.  { Yet More Scans From The Dictionary ;) } 

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Hello again! Back to business. <3

I’m sorry I’ve been away for awhile, I expected to resume activity halfway through April but what happened was a chain of events in my personal life that made it difficult, so I decided to wait until May; might as well start off the month fresh. :D Coming up around June-July my posting might become a bit spotty due to moving, but this is just a heads up. 

I’m tickled to make my first post about the Jedi Knight Japanese Dictionary. @master–burglar generously sent me all the remaining artwork featuring A/P. These are the stragglers that I missed in making the master post. Now I think I finally have all the A/P scenes, however, I’ve yet to buy the actual book, which I will get around too soon. :P

Also, I’m delighted to say I managed to get a hold of the new kids graphic novel for the prequels and will post all the Anidala scenes, coming up. <3

anonymous asked:

Hi! Could you suggest some music in Catalan? Old or modern I don't mind ^^ thanks

Sure! We have a lot of good music imho. I tried to break it down to music genres more or less

Classics (1960s “Nova Cançó” movement)

Modern music

Pop

Rock

Rap and Ska (most of my personal faves)

Rumba (very very popular among young people)

Inspired by traditional music and/or actual traditional songs

Musical theatre

You’ll find better quality audios on Spotify :)

Woah I just realised I got carried away and made a huge list hehe… well, everyone should be able to find something they like.

I hope you enjoy it!

washingtonpost.com
With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week
Ninety-six districts have shortened the school week, nearly triple as many as in 2015.

A deepening budget crisis here has forced schools across the Sooner State to make painful decisions. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new textbooks, children go without. Perhaps the most significant consequence: Students in scores of districts are now going to school just four days a week.

The shift not only upends what has long been a fundamental rhythm of life for families and communities. It also runs contrary to the push in many parts of the country to provide more time for learning — and daily reinforcement — as a key way to improve achievement, especially among poor children.

But funding for classrooms has been shrinking for years in this deep-red state as lawmakers have cut taxes, slicing away hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue in what some Oklahomans consider a cautionary tale about the real-life consequences of the small-government approach favored by Republican majorities in Washington and statehouses nationwide.

School districts staring down deep budget holes have turned to shorter weeks in desperation as a way to save a little bit of money and persuade increasingly hard-to-find teachers to take some of the nation’s lowest-paying jobs.

Of 513 school districts in Oklahoma, 96 have lopped Fridays or Mondays off their schedules — nearly triple the number in 2015 and four times as many as in 2013. An additional 44 are considering cutting instructional days by moving to a four-day week in the fall or by shortening the school year, the Oklahoma State School Boards Association found in a survey last month.

“I don’t think it’s right. I think our kids are losing out on education,” said Sandy Robertson, a grandmother of four in Newcastle, a fast-growing rural community set amid wheat and soybean fields south of Oklahoma City. “They’re trying to cram a five-day week into a four-day week.”

Oklahoma is not the only state where more students are getting three-day weekends, a concept that dates to the 1930s. The number is climbing slowly across broad swaths of the rural big-sky West, driven by a combination of austere budgets, fuel-guzzling bus rides and teacher shortages that have turned four-day weeks into an important recruiting tool.

The four-day week is a “contagion,” said Paul Hill, a research professor at the University of Washington Bothell who has studied the phenomenon in Idaho and who worries that the consequences of the shift — particularly for poor kids — are unknown.

But in other states, the Great Recession sparked a spike in the growth of four-day weeks that has since slowed, according to data collected by The Washington Post. Oklahoma stands out for the velocity with which districts have turned to a shorter school week in the past several years, one of the most visible signs of a budget crisis that has also shuttered rural hospitals, led to overcrowded prisons and forced state troopers to abide by a 100-mile daily driving limit.

Democrats helped pass bipartisan income tax cuts from 2004 to 2008. Republicans — who have controlled the legislature since 2009 and governorship since 2011 — have cut income taxes further and also significantly lowered taxes on oil and gas production.

“The problems facing Oklahoma are our own doing. There’s not some outside force that is causing our schools not to be able to stay open,” said state Sen. John Sparks, the chamber’s top Democrat. “These are all the result of a bad public policy and a lack of public-sector investment.

But Gov. Mary Fallin ® said a downturn in the energy sector and a decreasing sales tax revenue have led to several “very difficult budget years.”

The governor said in an email to The Post that she thinks “students are better served by five-day weeks” because moving to four days requires a longer school day. That makes it “hard for students, especially in the early grades, to focus on academic content during the late hours of the day,” she said.

Facing a $900 million budget gap, lawmakers approved a budget Friday that will effectively hold school funding flat in the next year. In Washington, President Trump has proposed significant education cuts that would further strain local budgets.

‘We’ve cut so much for so long’

Few states have schools that are worse off.

Oklahoma’s education spending has decreased 14 percent per child since 2008, according to the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the state in 2014 spent just $8,000 per student, according to federal data. Only Arizona, Idaho and Utah spent less.

“We’ve cut so much for so long that the options just are no longer there,” said Deborah Gist, superintendent in Tulsa, a district that still holds classes five days a week but plans to merge schools and eliminate more than three dozen teaching positions.

This year has been particularly tough, as repeated revenue shortfalls have left districts facing midyear cuts. “I’ve done this job a long time, and this is the hardest I’ve ever had it,” said Tony O’Brien, superintendent of Newcastle schools, which have about 2,300 students.

O’Brien said the schedule change helped Newcastle shave about $110,000 out of its $12 million annual budget, savings that equal more than two teachers. The savings come mostly from shutting off building utilities on Fridays and from using less diesel fuel to run buses. Teacher salaries — the bulk of any district’s cost — didn’t change.

Experts say four-day weeks don’t save much money. In Newcastle and elsewhere, school leaders say the biggest benefit has been attracting and retaining teachers in some of the nation’s lowest-paying jobs.


This is what Austerity looks like.  Police aren’t on patrol, hospitals are shutting down, schools are failing our children.  This is a government so small it isn’t a government anymore.

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declan mckenna - brazil

What your favorite gorillaz album says about you

Self titled: you’re lying that’s what you are

Demon days: an old soul,,,, tired,,,, sleeps with a fedora on,,, if you can sleep at all,,, oh god where has the time gone. Likes the aesthetic of cigarettes but nicotine upsets your stomach. You like black nail polish but you pretend like you’re only wearing it ironically, you smell vaguely of an Olive Garden

D-sides: who are you…..where are you….are you ok?? Please answer. I’m not certain you exist

Plastic beach: weeaboo. You wear pre ripped jeans with no shame. Makes a lit vaporwave edit. Gay. 80s movie hoe. You have had, currently have, or will in the future have pink hair. You have an aesthetic blog with lots of pictures of daisies woven into shoes and 90s anime screenshots. Always nostalgic about something.

The fall: You thought you were an atheist then you realized you’re a god. Vapes but you only use one flavor. Smudged eye shadow for days. Bootleg Gucci purse. I’m very scared of you. You watch a lot of foreign art films. You speak fake French but you do it with such confidence that everyone thinks its real French. Hangs out in trailer parks that you don’t live in

Humanz: you’re just really chill dude. Appreciates $6 pink wine. rocks a galaxy print and aviators. Thunder soothes you. Has a black lives matter sign in your yard. Loves Snapchat filters. Everyone likes you but no best friend. You have very specific names for music genres, “post modern sea punk acoustic”. Goes to star trek conventions even tho you don’t watch Star Trek. Reblogs a lot of pictures of Rihanna

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Lucifer, Franz von Stuck, 1890. Oil on canvas. 63 3/8 x 60 1/16 in.          

The National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.   

“O you, the wisest and fairest of the Angels,
God betrayed by destiny and deprived of praise,

O Satan, take pity on my long misery!

O Prince of Exile, you who have been wronged
And who vanquished always rise up again more strong,

O Satan, take pity on my long misery!”

-The Litany of Satan, Charles Baudelaire

ID #59812

Name: Myranda
Age: 16
Country: USA

Hello! I’m a 16 year old nb person, and im trying to find a penpal! honestly I’ve been interested in this sort of stuff for ages, just haven’t ever found a place that does it for free!

I’m a high school student who excels in foreign language (French) and I’m currently self-teaching myself Korean! I also love biology and art. I have an interest in photography as well! When I get older, i really want to get a falconers liscence and move to France, where i wish to teach art or zoology.

I have a lot of pets! I have six snakes, a bird, and three cats. My dad has been thinking about getting sugar gliders too. If someone is interested, I’d happily send some pictures!

Outside of school and animals, I’m a pagan and have been a practicing witch for five years. I’d love to talk about beliefs with someone! While i am…not the best with debates or heavy discussions (i always try to win,, whoops), I’d really love it if I could find someone who’s willing to hear me rant and rave about anything. I hope this is enough info! ;;

Preferences: Please don’t contact me if your name is Chad, if you’re going to fight with me over anything, or if you’re not lgbt+. I’d like to only be connected with someone lgbt+ who isn’t named chad, as it’d be the best fit for me imo 

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I suspect that McGonagall was very forthcoming with her opinions about Cornelius Fudge’s decisions over his tenure as Minister. The addition of a Permanant Sticking charm and a strange hex that made the frames fly over to the nearest blank space on the wall and firmly attach soon became Cornelius Fudge’s worst nightmare. 

(After all, having twenty different needlepoint frames scattered across the Minister’s Office with ‘Cornelius, You Gormless Twit’ and ‘Fudge the Nincompoop’ in intricate embroidery didn’t exactly inspire confidence in his leadership.)

Weekly Art Challenge #217 (June 2nd-June 15th)
Favorite foreign food challenge!

June is here! And many of you are close to vacations, plans for the summer should be almost ready and sometimes in these adventures we love to try new stuff, including food! (Or maybe vacations won’t be here for a long time but you still enjoy trying new dishes, like me)

But let’s talk about your favorite  foreign food: sushi? kebab? tacos? chicken tikka masala? .. burgers?

Draw an illustration of the delicious plate you love that started as strange and now it’s part of your top dishes!


Notes:

-You may draw a character enjoying what you chose! fanart or original, but keep the food as the important part!
-All mediums welcomed

[The deadline for this challenge will be June 15th at 10PM GMT/ 5PM EST]

For more information about the group and its submissions, please read the FAQ! If you have a question you do not see mentioned there, please don’t hesitate to ask.Make sure to submit your piece using the ->submission<- page, and tag it for the appropriate challenge! If you don’t complete in time for the deadline, still post it to your Tumblr and tag it as ‘WAC’ and ‘wac challenges’! We hope you’ll have fun and improve as an artist during this challenge <3

But you aren’t a chicken…? 

Those kid education books about animal sounds is probably different in every country, but I have a lot of foreign classmates in art school and we have an ongoing chicken inside joke. And we say ‘bok’ or 'pekak’ for chicken noises.