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List of anime series/movies with unique art styles.

For my friends on tumblr, in case you guys want something to watch, here’s a quick list of anime series/movies with unusual/unique art styles that you may or may not know.

Kaiba

With an artstyle reminiscent of the original Astro Boy, Kaiba has a very simplistic (yet stylized) and fluid style of animation and art. The story revolves around the titular character, who wakes up with a hole in his chest with no idea of who he is. I enjoyed this a lot for the art, music and characters, who all have realistic motivations and ideals, as well as the themes handled in it; such as what defines “being human” when bodies and memories are as disposable as plastic.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Psychological Drama

Redline

In terms of sheer action and excitement I got from watching a movie, I’ve got to say that Redline is one of the best ever in those departments. With a highly stylized comic-book-esque art style with a high influence from Western comics like Dick Tracy (with the emphasis on black shadows on solid colours and thick black outlines), this show is extremely fluidly animated, the movie is said to consist of 120 000 hand-drawn frames, taking seven years to complete. The movie follows the story of racer JP (aka “Sweet” JP, because of his refusal to use weaponry while racing) trying to win (and survive) the titular Redline, a race consisting of multiple racers from multiple different galaxies and planets.
Genre: Racing, Sci-Fi, Action

Mononoke

Every frame of this anime could be screencapped and slapped onto someone’s dashboard for their aesthetic. That is how distinct the art style and character design of this show is. The show uses a form of “plaid animation”, where something will be animated over a still color or object as it moves, creating most of the time a jarring effect that is usually the sign of a lazy animator, however in Mononoke, the show utilizes the art to create a sense of a surreal, dream-like environment, intentionally focusing on the jarring effect. The art and design of the environment is also extremely ornate and beautiful.
The show focuses on the story of the unknown Medicine Seller and his travels through Japan (in an unknown time period), killing spirits and creatures known as Mononoke. However, he cannot do so until he learns their Form, Truth and Reasoning/Regret, which leads to some very interesting lessons at the end of each story.
Genre: Mystery, Horror

Dead Leaves

Another comic-influenced movie, and just barely under an hour too; Dead Leaves is an extremely fun, hyper-action-packed movie with amazing character design (almost EVERY good character in this movie has a unique design, barring the civilains and generic bad guy cannon fodder), driven by slapstick, humor (usually of the sexual kind) and more pop culture references than you can digest within the time span they’re thrown at you. The story focuses on criminals Retro and Pandy; Retro having a TV instead of a head, and Pandy having a panda-like marking on her eye, who, shortly after waking up on the moon and causing havoc on a nearby planet, are imprisoned in a super-jail.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Kuuchuu Buranko / Welcome to Irabu’s Office

Combining rotoscoped 3D, 2D animation and live action elements, Kuuchuu Buranko is an extremely surreal look into the world of psychiatry. The art and designs were created by the lead artist of Mononoke, Kenji Nakamura. But whereas Mononoke had some subtlety to its art, this show is bright, colourful and neon as all hell. The show focuses on Dr. Ichiro Irabu and how he helps his patients with their problems, who are all connected in some way or the other.
Genre: Comedy, Psychological Drama

The Tatami Galaxy

With a bright visual style that also manages to be subtle at the same time, The Tatami Galaxy also utilizes not just its art as a device for story telling, but the form of the show itself to convey its messages. I can’t spoil too much about the show, but I can give you this: if you enjoy the first episode, please watch it to completion, as this show basically requires the viewer to watch the show in its entirety. The story focuses on an unnamed protagonist, commonly referred to as Watashi by the show’s fans, who tries to attain the “rose-tinted” college life style he has desired for his whole life, as well as all the challenges he faces on the way. With fast-paced dialogue, a lot of humor, interesting character and background designs, as well as the various forms of “characterization”, and also the themes tackled by this show, I’d say it’s one of my favorite shows of all time.
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Mind Game

Mind Game. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (also the director behind The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba and Ping-Pong). I don’t think words can do this movie justice, but I’ll try. Imagine a combination of 3D-morphing-into-2D, sketches, animated photo images of (presumably) the voice actor’s for talking, extremely smooth and fluid movement, plus an insane amount of exaggeration,all coupled with a huge range of bright and dark colours and you’ve got Mind Game’s animation style down somewhat. Go look up more GIFs, they’ll help you understand the range of styles this surreal (and extremely fun) movie goes through. The plot follows Nishi, a down-on-his-luck, 20-years-old manga writer, running into his childhood crush Myon. He discovers she’s getting married soon while they’re talking inside her father’s restaurant. After that (plus another key event), the craziness in the movie begins; Nishi having a new-found desire to live life.
Genre: Comedy, Surrealism, 

Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet, although similar in appearance to some Masaaki Yuasa works, was not made by the man himself (although, it was made by the company, Studio 4°Cthat helped produce Mind Game). This movie has incredibly detailed backgrounds, similar to a Studio Ghibli film, with amazing usage of lighting, camera shots and motion blur as well as a wide variety of colours and shades. The story follows Black and White, two street orphans who call themselves “The Cats”, trying to keep control of their town from dangerous enemies. Although vastly different in personalities, they support each other emotionally, mentally and physically very well.
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure

The Diary of Tortov Riddle

The Diary of Tortov Roddle, although very short (6 episodes all leading up to 14 minutes! Watch it here! It has three special episodes that are part of the DVD though), is an interesting adventure of a surreal world that seems almost like a moving/animated picture rather than a movie or series. It follows the journey of Tortov Roddle and his pig-steed throughout this world, with just his calm thoughts and experiences. There’s no dialogue in this series but it doesn’t really require any dialogue at all, the only dialogue being Tortov’s journal entries at the beginning and end of each episode. The music, lack of dialogue and artall contribute to a very interesting, mysterious atmosphere.
Genre: Fantasy, Surrealism, Adventure

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Straight outta Compton Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya is an adaption of one of the staples of traditional Japanese folklore, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. This film adapts the ancient story of the young princess who grew out of a bamboo shoot and breathes fresh new life into it while still staying 100% true to the source material. The art can only be described as absolutely gorgeous, using a pale colour palette in a constantly shifting style that recalls the ancient Japanese watercolour paintings that the original story was recorded on.

Genre:  Fantasy, Drama

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Oh man this show.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei follows the story of Nozomu Itoshiki, an overdramatic teacher so pessismistic about everything that he would try committing suicide over pretty much the smallest inconvenience (his name, when its Japanese characters are read horizontally, also translates into “Despair”) and his bizarre homeroom students’ antics. The series parodies almost everything there is to satrize in Japanese culture (the show even parodies itself from time to time with casual 4th wall-breaking from every show), as well as the general media and politics of the world, as well as having an insane amount of references to various things regardless of fame; from Gundam, Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, to Franz Kafka, Edward Gorey and South Park. The art’s very minimal (which itself gets parodied later on in the series), but it, uh, changes a lot, to put it simply.

Genre: Comedy, Parody

Ping-Pong

(gotta lot of requests to list this one)

Sports anime tends to always get a bad rep amongst anime fans for various reasons, whether it be that the viewer gets tired of seeing another Dempsey Roll, or the amount of reused frames in the series, they’re all understandable.
And so comes Ping-Pong to shatter those preconceptions of what a sports anime can be. Focusing rather on the characters, their emotions and development rather than the titular game that the anime’s based on (unlike most sports anime), this coming-of-age show following two boys as they (one actually) strive to become the best table tennis players in the world, is directed by none other than Masaaki Yuasa, who has directed a lot of the shows and movies on this list actually, with his trademark style of not having a trademark artstyle (other than wobbly simple lines and psychedelic colours).

Genre: Psychological, Drama, Coming-Of-Age, Sports

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

(im still in the process of watching Gankutusou and Ping-Pong (thanks school) hence why they weren’t in the original post)

Gankutsuou is what most people would call “art porn”, as it uses various still textures, colours and patterns within the character’s lineart, similar to Mononoke and Kuuchuu Buranko though to a much greater extent, while using 3D and 2D animation on the characters and backgrounds. The story is broadly based on the titular story of The Count of Monte Cristo, but with many differences, such as being set in the year 5053, plotlines and character endings being altered/removed, the pacing being changed from the original story, as well as the incorporation of many sci-fi themes. The general aesthetic of the show is that of 19th century France in a highly futuristic setting.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural

Kaiji

Based off a popular gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Kaiji follows the story of the titular character, Kaiji Itou, an unemployed slacker who spends his days gambling (and always losing), stealing, drinking and being obsessed with money. He suddenly finds himself 3 million in debt, and is offered the chance to erase all of his debt, and maybe even earn some cash, in one night.

Via gambling.

With thick bold lines, exaggerated expressions and hugely caricaturized faces that woul make more sense in a comedy that all serve as a plus to the show, Kaiji is an intense psychological thriller that always leaves you on the edge of your seat, with some of the most insane and dramatic gambles in any piece of fiction.

Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Gambling

Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt

Two angels, kicked out of Heaven, have been tasked with cleaning up the filthy sin-riddled Daten City, and can only return once they’ve gotten enough Heaven coins!

Not like that matters to Panty and Stocking anyways, whose only cares in the world are what tastes good, much to the chagrin of local priest Garterbelt.

With a ton of American pop culture references, humor that would make South Park seem like a kid’s show, action that is so bizarre it can’t even be explained, and an animation style that’s more akin to a cartoon on a huge drug trip than anything else, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt shows that sometimes too much of a good thing is still a good thing.

Genre: Comedy, Action, Parody, Not something to play around Grandma

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

There really is no other gif that explains and summarizes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure better than this one.

Based off the hugely popular manga by Araki Hirohiko, the show follows the story of the Joestar bloodline. Jojo is unique in that it doesn’t follow one group of characters or main character throughout the entire franchise, but rather a different cast in a different location throughout the world, ranging from 1930s New York, to 1980s Japan, to Egypt and much more.

If I’m being rather vague about describing this rather popular show, I apologize, but there really is no way to properly explain this bizarre series.

With proportions that look like it was ripped straight out of a bodybuilder’s magazine, poses that could probably break your spine if even just attempted, and fights that end up being some of the most hype as well as some of the most ridiculous you’ll have ever seen, as well as a bright, dramatic colour pallete, this is a show that truly lives up to its “Bizarre” title.

(also protip: start with the 2012 adaption first rather than the 90s OVA, and read the manga.)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery

anonymous asked:

Victor: Yuuri~ (^ ❤️ ^) Yuuri: Hi Victor :) Victor: Done working? Yuuri: Yes. But I'm still stressed :( The case im working on is complicated Victor: ooh what case? Maybe I can help, Officer ;) Yuuri: Hahaha thanks. It's called "The Nikiforov Case" Victor: Oh. I don't know that Yuuri: I didn't really expect you to Yuuri: I don't even know what his face looks like haha Victor: Hm Victor: What do you think he looks like?? Yuuri: i think he would be bald tbh! Haha Victor in the distance: fuck

Interesting dialogue! :D
Hahaha, poor Victor ^^;;
IT’S OKAY, EVEN IF YOU GO BALD YURI WILL SURELY STILL LOVE YOU
Though, he’s probably less in love with the criminal side of you XD

My dear Anna, ever since I’ve had the opportunity of knowing you, I’ve been in love with you.

Why "Burn" is amazing

-dYNAMICS
-the way Phillipa says cathedrals
-the fact that Eliza doesn’t insult Mariah even though she could’ve justified it - she’s still respecting her and idk just cinnamon roll
-the “you have married an Icarus” gets me ok
-the “you, you, you”
-Eliza telling Alex to sleep in his office like yes you tell him his place
-the chord on the word “mine” is just so nice
-Eliza putting herself first and being strong even though the song is so emotional idK IM JUST HAVING SO MANY EMOTIONS

what do you think younger Ken would do if he saw what he’d be in the future

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: There is no logical place in the fma manga/fma:b timeline for the events of 'Sacred Star of Milos' to happen. In the film, Al can transmute without a circle and Mustang still has all his subordinates, meaning it has to occur somewhere between episode 14 and episode 29. However, the events of these episodes happen nearly back-to-back. The only lapse in action that could allow for the movie to take place is between episodes 20 and 21, after Ed returns from Xerxes and before he and Al attempt to draw out the homunculi. But Winry is still in Central during this time, when in SSM, she shows up in Mustang's office as though only just arrived in town for a routine checkup with Ed. Her presence in Central from episodes 16 through 23 throws off any possibility of SSM taking place in that time. Though expressly marketed as taking place within the manga/fma:b adaption and not fma03, the only explanation is that SSM occurs in some alternate timeline.
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Puzzle and Dragons CM - Arioka Daiki, Ohno Satoshi

大ちゃん& 大ちゃん  oh-chan and dai-chan ◦°˚\(´°౪°`)/˚°◦c

Title : Who do you like?
Pairing : Barry Allen x Reader.
Word Count : 1214 (oops)

      AT CC JITTERS – 1:45pm  

  “You still love Iris don’t you?” you ask your best friend Barry. “why do you say that?” he questions. “well, whenever she’s around, you only seem to notice her, and you also stare at her a lot!” you chuckle and take a sip of your coffee. “What?! I do not stare at her!” he exclaims, his face full of shock. You put your coffee down, tilt you head and rise a brow “Uhhhh you were just doing it a moment ago! While she was talking, your eyes didn’t leave her face and you had such a goofy look on your face! It’s a little sickening to be honest! Im glad she got up when she did to use the bathroom or else you probably would have jumped up and declared your undying love to her right there and then!”

  Barry sqinted his eyes at you like he was tring to figure something out, then he looked back over his shoulder making sure Iris wasn’t walking back. He leaned forward and you mimicked his stance with a grin. “(y/n)” he said in a hushed tone. “I don’t like Iris like that anymore. I thought I did but she still cant get over Eddies death and I don’t blame her. But I can’t wait forever for someone who really doesn’t seem to be able to see me as anything more than a brother.” He leaned back in his chair and raised his cup to his lips “besides, I have my eye on someone else.”

  “OH MY GOSH WHO?!!” you shriek. He simple smiles as he takes an EXTREMELY long sip making you frown in anticipation.

“whats wrong (y/n)?” Iris asks spotting your frown as she heads back to the table. You turn and face her and she takes a seat. “Barry says he has a crush-OW!” you yell as Barry rams his foot into your shin. “I was just explaining to her how useless that Marvel Character Hawkeye is and she couldn’t handle the criticism!” you shoot him such a look of pure hatred as you rub your sore leg and he smiles sweetly back at you.

  “Barry you know better than to insult her favorite characters!” she leans toward him “She’s really into that fantom stuff!” she sneaks a glance at you. “its fandom actually Iris, and yes I love Hawkeye because he doesn’t need super powers to save the world, much like how amazing Oliver is wouldn’t you agree barry?” you ask with a smirk.

  He narrows his eyes at you since you know how sensitive he is about being compared to Oliver. Iris looks back and forth between the two of you. “okay well I’ve clearly walked into a tense situation so im gonna just leave you both to your bickering” she says as she rises from her chair and puts her coat on “I’ve got to head back to the office anyway. Play nice you two!” she says as she throws her purse over her shoulder.

  “Bye Iris.” Barry says without taking his eyes off you. “yes, have a good day!” you yell watching as she walks out.  When you turn you head back to Barry you still find him looking at you, though the glare has been replaced with a smile again. “what?” You ask becoming a little self-conscious. “nothing… I’m sorry for kicking you, I just didn’t feel like explaining myself to Iris, not yet anyway.” Putting both arms on the table you lean in a bit and tilt your head “why not? I thought you told her everything.” Barry looks down as his smile fades and begins to fidget with the nearly empty cup. “ever since I woke up nearly a year ago with these powers and found out she was dating someone else, we really haven’t been as close as we once were… and I get that since usually the first person you would usually talk to or confide would be your boyfriend verses you guy friend, but even now that Eddie is gone we really haven’t picked up where we left off. I don’t know it just feels weird to talk about my feeling about another girl with her.”

  You reach out and take his hand causing him to look up “I understand Barry, its hard seeing your first love, love someone else, but you know you can always talk to me right? You know, as long as you don’t kick me anymore!!” he laughs and apologizes one more time before becoming silent. His eyes travel down to your hand still holding his. You quickly realize that you’re still holding it and pull back blushing. He looks back into you eyes with a small smile.

  You self consciously twirl your hair and finish your coffee. You become a little nervous holding his gaze so you look off to the side at the other patrons giving their drink orders wondering if he had any idea of how big a crush you had on him. When you turned back you realized he was still looking at you as his smile grew. His eyes seemed to shimmer as his right hand rocked the coffee cup back and forth on the table. “So (y/n), did you wanna know who it is im interested in?” he asked playfully.

  Secretly you didn’t wanna know since it broke your heart every time he jumped into another relationship with someone new; but at the same time you were dying to know so that you could look up this girls name and learn everything about her. Not in a creepy stalker way or anything, you just wanted to make sure she was good for Barry of course. You know, being his best friend and all. “sure.” You said with a shrug acting as though you couldn’t care less.

  “Well…” Barry licked his lips causing you to smile like a goof. “She’s actually sitting in Jitters right now…” your eyes widened and you instantly sat up straight and began looking around. Barry leaned back in his chair and crossed his arms. “Think you can find her?’ he asked with a smirk. You turned back toward him with a puzzled expression. The only women you had seen was 2 elderly old ladies in a booth, one middle aged woman yacking on her phone in line, Three teenagers at the table across from you and mother with a small child a few tables over from you. The only viable options in our age group would be the red headed barista, Tasha, that you knew was single; the tall blonde in the corner with some guy you assumed was her boyfriend; and you, which you knew couldn’t possibly be the answer. “….Sooooo…… you like the barista now?”  you ask.

  He laughs “well actually –“ he is interrupted by his phone suddenly ringing. His face drops as he answers. “ok cisco, we’ll be right there” he hangs up and looks over at you. “we’ve got to get to the lab” his voice drops to a whisper “a new meta-human has been spotted with enhanced strength, and a short temper!”

  “Ok lets go!” you say as you both dump your cups and head for the door. But you cant help but wonder at what he about to say…

THE LIST OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATING (alphabetic order)

  • If you can’t find a partner please contact me! I don’t want to disappoint people. I’ll try to match you up :)
  • Message each other! 
  • If you have any questions/remarks, send me a message! x
  • And lastly, have fun writing :)

A

@alife-full-of-lyrics
I am 17, a beginner and I speak fluent English also as that’s my native language. I love learning languages and I’m from England!

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@allonsypocalypse
I’m a 17 year old girl from Germany, which means my native language is German, but I also speak the Lower Bavarian dialect.
I am fluent in English and speak B1/2 French. My target language is Danish (sadly only a beginner), so I’d love to talk to some Danish people! But I’m also interested in Scandinavia itself, so people from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, just hit me up!

My hobbies include playing the organ and singing, as well as reading and writing (ever heard of poetry slam?). Another big part of my personality is fandoms – I am just a giant nerd. From Star Trek to Supernatural to Game of Thrones, I dig it all.
I am also currently trying to become an au pair in a Scandinavian country (preferably Denmark of course), which is my main motivation to learn a new language!
I hope that I get to meet lots of new interesting people through this project, and I’m really looking forward to making some friends!

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@araignee-du-soir-cauchemar
My name is Mira, I’m almost 21, and I’m from the Pacific Northwest of the US! My native language is English, and I’m a beginner in French and Japanese, but picking up fast! I love video games, dancing, food/cooking/wine, history and folklore, and reading!
(I decided to drop Greek; I was doing too much.) I also draw and paint!

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@awriterzombie
Alex/ English & Spanish / I like to read a lot about everything, to listen music (rock, alternative, R&B,etc) and to watch series. I love movies. Most of my time, if I’m not studying, I am in Tumblr reading fanfics or I am in Facebook role playing (I’m potterhead). Also I watch a lot of youtubers.  

I like to write stories, but for now I’m just doing it in spanish c:

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B

@babushka-babochka
Languages:

English (native)
Irish (not my first language but I’m pretty fluent)
French (did it for 10+ years, A1 but haven’t used it in years so very rusty)
German (6 years, A1, but again haven’t spoken it since finishing school)
Portuguese (say beginner because my grammar is awful altogether 😂)

I’m a 21 year old woman (she/her) from Ireland. I’m studying medicine, love Doctor Who (Matt Smith is bae), Merlin, Sherlock, and the 100. No spoilers please! 😂 And happy to talk about anything and everything 😄

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@brayden–napolu
this is my only tumblr url; my native language is english, and my target is russian (a2-ish), i also used to study spanish and hit a solid b2 almost b1, but i haven’t touched it in forever. i can still communicate in it somewhat if need be though ✌️ as for me: im a college student in the us studying language and playing hockey, which is my favorite 💕 im also on the exec boards for my schools gender studies club and foreign language honors society (alpha mu gamma), which i was inducted into in russian last spring 👌 im queer & nonbinary, using they/them in english and она in russian. as a general thing, id also prefer to do the exchange over social media or email since my access to stamps and a post office is limited at school

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@brocas-n-wernickes
Languages:

Im native in english, intermediate in french and spanish, and target in romanian

My name’s Noelle. I’m nonbinary but still use she/her pronouns sometimes. I’m from California. My hobbies are drawing, painting, and dancing. In my free time I read and hang out with stray cats.

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C

@callmesenorgarcia
I speak Croatian, Italian, English and I’d like to write to someone in Russian if it’s possible :3

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@captain-blt
I’m a native speaker of American English, am minoring in German language at university and am taking upper-division classes in it. (I don’t know the level of skill, though. I can understand it very well when reading but don’t have a lot of practice with production.) I am conversational at a very basic level in Russian (I took two semesters of it this past year).

I am a university senior from central Texas (majoring in Linguistics), love drawing and learning languages, as well as creating languages. I enjoy camping and watching movies.

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@charlesthepegasusking
I am a native English speaker, and I know a a beginner’s French, advanced beginner’s Irish, and some Old Norse.

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D

@dmitri-mendeleev
I’m fluent in both French and English and I’ll be starting Mandarin and German classes next year.  I’m a pre-IB student with a passion for science (chem, physics) and I love to travel! I hope to work in Europe someday.

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@double-fruit
Oh Yeah my name is Aoibh and I’m from Dublin, Ireland :) My languages are as follows: English -native French-b1 German b2  I love watching movies from different countries and I read a lot of scifi and urbn fantasy fiction, I also love Marvel and stationery :p

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@dragonfluff1
I’m a Australian-English speaker, and am learning/beginner at Japanese
I really love Japan’s culture. Manga, anime, fashion, music, everything. Hence why I want to learn Japanese - so I can understand some of the things I love. However, I’ve come to learn I’m not very good at the language. Remembering the Kanji isn’t too huge of a problem, but remembering various words, Sentances structures, not to mention trying to actually speak it without tripping over my tongue.
I would love to learn more about Japan from other’s perspectives, and any possible assistance with the language would be great.

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E

@efflorescent-eucatastrophe
Languages:
English - native
Spanish, Italian, and French - studied in a classroom setting and self study, probably intermediate-ish?
Korean - self study, beginner

My preferred mode of communication with a pen pal would be through snail mail.

About me:

-19 years old
-sophomore in college
-currently undeclared
-studying abroad in Italy spring of 2017
-huge kpop fan
Hobbies:
-dyeing my hair
-visiting NYC
-trying new food
-going to sports events at college

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F

@fit-vegan-noodle-98
Languages:
Native English and Arabic
Fluent Farsi
I can communicate in french
I want to improve my French and learn Spanish

About me: I’m a soon to be med student in the UK. I love art, reading and being creative.
I have an interest in humanities and fighting for human and animal rights but I love learning about anything and everything. I’m very ambitious but not psychotically competitive.

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@flootwrites
I’m Sarah, 37, UK. I am long term ill/disabled and spend way too much time learning languages and acting half my age. I also write and am a shameless fangirl in more fandoms than I care to admit. Studied Russian at university and still a Slavic language fangirl, too ☺️

Native English, reasonably advanced Russian and French. Hebrew and Slavic languages in general are my focus, I’m pretty much game to talk in Russian with anyone, and if you can put up with a real beginner, also Hebrew. I have a little Ukrainian, Croatian, Polish, and a very little Czech. Would be up for learning anything in any Slavic language…

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@frenchdork
So hi there! :) I am Meilina and I am coordinating this project. It is literally insane to see how many people signed up for this exchange! It’s really cool ahh…

I am a Dutch girl who is literally in love with languages (especially French. I really love French literature/culture/language ahhh) , cats, dogs and bands. I also love watching tv series and movies. Dutch is my native language, I can speak English at an advanced level, upper intermediate in French (but my pronunciation is horrible tho), intermediate at German and a complete beginner in Spanish.

I am looking for someone (or multiple people, it does not matter for me :) ) with who I can practice my English, French, German, or Spanish.

I am taking advanced French classes at school and I really enjoy it (even though we are in a class of 2 people haha)

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G

@graytalks
So I’m 15 and I live in America. I’m really into most school subjects and a lot of extracurriculars, but I still manage to be on tumblr pretty frequently. I like most genres of music so I have at least that in common with most people! I’m none for being really funny, but also knowing when to be serious. I’m pretty good at knowing different grammar rules and spelling for English so I can help with that! I dont really know any conversational Spanish and my Korean is more basic as I know more vocabulary than grammar.

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H

@herecomesthepolyglot
I’m native Polish speaker, know English on intermediate/advanced level. anyway, I also speak french a bit (B1? i think) and I’m self learning Japanese but it’s going veeery slowly, I only know the basics. I’m 16 and I’m an optimist, quite lazy (but trying to become more productive…). I’d love to  participate in this project, get to know people and maybe exchange some language learning experiences :) I’m a huge Green Day fan, also I love pokemon and playing guitar (or rather ‘trying to play’), sorry to make this all so long :,)

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@historyandlanguages
Soo, I like languages, different cultures and history a lot. I’m learning Swedish, Spanish, Italian and Russian. And will study Spanish and Italian at the university too.
Besides that, I like gaming, listening to (especially in my target language) and making music, reading and watching stupid Youtube videos.

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@im-studying-oh
My studyblr is Im-studying-oh and my name is Abigail. Language wise I can speak: English (native), French (C1/C2), Esperanto (B1?) German (B1/B2?) and Bulgarian (probably like A1 maybe A2). I’m studying film in school and really like creative stuff and I love music too!

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@invisibleglitteredunicorn
My name is Sophia, I am 20 years old, from England. Lived in the same city my whole life, but have had occasional travels! I manage an independent cafe, and absolutely love my job. I’m very keen to start learning Polish, and have always enjoyed helping others learn English. Im most passionate about music and art, but unfortunately don’t get the time to produce my own anymore! Look forward to conversing with someone soon :)

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@iosef-kavinsky
hi! I’m a native Spanish and English speaker, semi-fluent in Portuguese and I’m intermediate in French and beginner in German ^^ I like reading, drawing, running, and listening to music  and i hope i could find someone that could help with my german or french 😁

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@jesuisrachael
My name is Rachael. Im intermediate in French and my native language is English. Im a martial artist, play video games, and plan on majoring in French at Old Dominion University.

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@kielestyminen
My mother tongue is Finnish and I’m fluent in English, intermediate in Swedish, and beginner/on a weak level on German, Spanish and Hungarian.

I’m a young adult and a student. In addition to working on learning languages I like to play video games, do outdoors stuff, draw, read books and watch movies and series.

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@langheda
I’m, Elisa (23) from Spain. My native language is Spanish and I speak English as well. I’m learning Korean, German and Chinese (Mandarin) but I wouldn’t mind a english speaker penpal because I still need to improve it.

About me: I like music (Rock, bachata, salsa, kpop, khh, etc), baking, nature and watching too many tvshows. One of my passions in life is fashion, I’ve been sewing since I was a child and I’m really interested in learning about traditional clothing from different countries and costume design for movies.

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@languagebutterfly
Salut ! Ciao ! I’m Mariah (18) and I think languages are super cool! I study French and Italian at university and this year I’ll be living in a French immersion dorm on campus. Other languages I’m interested in are Modern Greek and Korean. Besides languages I like random dancing, studying (or trying to study) with friends, and playing guitar. I’d like to be an interpreter one day. Nice to meet you, let’s be pen friends !

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@languagemoose
My name is Hannah, I’m 23 years old and I’m a German native learning Swedish. I like reading, singing, and hiking, and I’m interested in linguistics. I’m a bit shy in the beginning but I love making new friends!

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@languagesandstuff
My name is Alex (or Sam, whichever is fine)
I’m a native English speaker and I am currently learning Norwegian, I’m still a beginner. Also thinking very hard about learning Polish.
I’m 22, I’m a gym freak, and I love Bleach and Deathnote (animes)! I also love traveling and animals and anything supernatural.

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@learning-and-coffee
Hi! My name’s Valentina, i’m 19 years old and i’m a native Spanish speaker, I can also speak English, I’m currently learning french and just started with German. I love reading and writing, when I have free time I’m either reading or watching The walking dead and sometimes I go out to swim. Oh and I’m doing a degree in foreign languages at the university.

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@legitkiwi
My languages are: English (American) native, Irish A2, and German A1. my target language currently, is Irish.
my name is Keelan, i live in Washington state and I enjoy learning languages (obviously!), playing guitar, writing music, hiking/camping and other outdoor activities.

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@linguonest
My name is Josie, I’m 17 from Newcastle in England. I am fascinated by French and Russian culture (although of course Spanish too) and I’ve had a langblr for about a year now. I like reading, tennis, photography and dancing. Next year I’d like to work as a chalet girl in France. I like a large variety of music, and I’m always open to hearing more foreign music especially!! I also like a range of English language music, from Justin Bieber to Craig David to Michael Jackson.

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@livinglanguages
Hey! I’m Jules and I’m a native German, English and Spanish speaker. I once was fluent in French, but neglected it after moving away from the Francophone country I lived in. I understand and read Portuguese, being able to speak a little, too. I learned Italian and am in an advanced stage, meaning I could probably live in Italy. I am currently learning Russian in a course and at home I’m doing Polish and Ukrainian, occasionally also Romanian. I also speak a little Afrikaans.

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@lnguages
Hi, I’m Katie and I’m 19. I do Spanish and Portuguese at university (and I’m desperately trying to improve my Italian) (fair warning I am HOPELESS at it). I like cooking, baking, cycling, watching films and reading (especially 19th century romance and those long-ass realist novels that no one has time for). I nap a lot.
Things you can talk to me about
- cats
- dogs
- cake
- pasta
- Renaissance theatre
- Brazilian pop music
- action movies
- Hugh Grant
- and literally anything else I’m not picky

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@loveandlanguages
My name is Ashley, N English speaker from the US. I’m a beginner in Dutch (A0); I’m focusing more on French right now on my own because it comes so much more easily to me (I’m A1/becoming more confident to almost be A2). But this would be a perfect opportunity to get matched up with someone who speaks Dutch. I can help them with their English, or study French with them if they’re looking for a newbie…

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@mattstudying
My languages:
* English - Native
* German - C1/C2
* French - B2
* Esperanto - B1
* Norwegian - B1 (but I forget nearly everything)

Hello! My name is Matt and I’ve been learning languages for as long as I can remember! Funnily enough language learning is one of my greatest hobbies, but besides that I would say writing and creating films are what take up most of my time (apart from studying). Currently I’m taking on the Add1Challenge with French (even though I’ve been learning it for quite a few months before this) and my progress is coming along quite nicely! My school was planning on taking an exchange program to Germany (one I’ve participated in in the past and LOVED, seriously it changed my life) but as of yesterday this year’s trip was cancelled. Nothing makes me happier than speaking German/French and I’d love to practice any of my target languages with new pals!

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@melonescheibe
My name is Emily, and I’m 18 from the US. I am in between a beginner and intermediate I would say in German. I will be moving to college on the 25th for Environmental Science. I would prefer someone to email/message/kik or something of that nature with someone before we start snail mail.

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@mullinights
I’m Cathryn or Cat and in a Sociology major. My native language is English and I’m currently learning Spanish. I love Harry Potter, DC Comics, One Direction, smoothies, pudding, My Little Pony, animals and my boyfriend. I enjoy going to the movies, concerts and reading a good book. I also like taking naps,  playing Pokémon Go, riding roller coasters, playing with my cat and volunteering.

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@mysoul-is-paintedpastel
My name is maha, im 16 years old and i like to laugh. i have a passion for languages and dancing. i really have no idea to what to say but i don’t bite. hehehe

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@nylasoutpost
Hi my name is nyla!  I’m currently studying Japanese in college.  I’ve taken two years so far and about to go into my third. I’ve taken Italian and Spanish in school as well as trying to teach myself ASL. My hobbies are reading; I read pretty much anything that is fantasy or science fiction. I also like to draw although I am still learning.

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@organizedstudy
My name is Ida, I’m from Sweden so Swedish is my native language. I'm18 years old and right now I’m finishing my last year of high school at the humanities and language program. I study French (B2/C1), Italian (B1), Latin and I just started teaching myself Dutch. Languages and etymology are two big interest of mine. I also enjoy minimalism and trying to organize myself as good as possible.

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@polyglotontour
My name is Jess and I’m 17 years old. I’m from Germany, but I will start university in England soon. I love travelling, tea, and science. My native language is German and I’m also fluent in English. My pronouns are they/them, but in languages without neutral personal pronouns any pronouns are fine. I study Spanish, Norwegian (both intermediate), and Japanese (late beginner/early intermediate), plus some dabbling in Dutch.

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@polyglotpal
my name is noah, and my native language is english and i am currently studying spanish(intermediate) and dutch (beginner) and soon french (beginner).  i definitely want to focus on dutch though, since thats what i am having most trouble with atm. i am 16 going into my junior year in high school and i looove the sciences (mostly physics and chemistry). i also really enjoy reading and a little bit of writing. so yeah thats me! 😄

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@polysprachig
Native level: English, German
Intermediate: French
Target: Dutch, Norwegian

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@poppydaze
I’m learning German (low/mid intermediate) and Korean (very basic).
I’m 18 (about to be 19😄) a sophomore in college. I’m double majoring in Industrial Engineering and German. I teach an ESL class to internationals in my community. Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy reading and postcards. I like floriculture and flowers.

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@prussiasboxerbriefs
my name is Ivan (online name, not real name) and I’m German-American, 15, from Philadelphia in the US! my native language is English, but I speak German at a near-native level (besides my grammar, which I’ve been working on this summer). my target language is Italian, but I would also pen-pal with someone in French or German. (I’m learning Russian as well, but am not at a good enough level yet for a pen pal.)

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@rahaflearns
My native language is Arabic and I speak English too (advanced). My target language is German (beginner ).

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@rnultilingual
My name is Emma, I’m 21 years old, I’m a student of German and Russian in the UK but am in the process of moving to Russia! I don’t have many hobbies because I’m studying a lot, but I love reading classic literature, watching the TV my friends recommend and also dogs. like so much. Looking for a Russian penpal ideally, can exchange for English/German :)

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@schoollifeandstuff
About me:  I’m Kiki, a curious Dutch girl with a strong love for tea, stationery, travelling, watching films and reading YA novels (especially contemporary but also sci-Fi and fantasy from time to time). I love taking photographs and developing them(mostly analogue but also digitally) and listening to records and indie  music (preferably both)

Languages I speak: Dutch (fluent/native) , English (quite fluent), German (basic grammar + vocabulary) , i’ve had 2 years of AP German in high school so I can communicate in German

I would love to improve my English by the exchange. So I consider english to be my target language:)

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@seafoam33
I am a native English speaker. I speak advanced/fluent French, and beginner/intermediate German, Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese. I can understand far more than I can speak in those languages. I am also around an A1-A2 level in Irish Gaelic, Danish, and Swedish.
And my name is Alexis, sorry I didn’t mention that before.

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@siaradlol
Well my name’s Cerith, and I’m a 16 year old boy from Cardiff, UK. I like reading and writing (even though I haven’t done either in a while) and I love musicals; I want to be an actor when I’m older. I’m starting sixth form college this September to do Performing Arts, English Literature and German.

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@starofstudy
I’m Nicola, 22 and from the UK. I’m currently a history masters student. The first foreign language I ever learnt was Spanish at the age of 11 (why so late UK?!) - although the last few years I’ve slacked off quite a bit. At the start of this year I started learning Hebrew, I’m still very much a beginner but that is the language I am focusing on at the moment if anyone is willing to communicate with me as I’m still getting to grips with it :)

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@studerade
My native language is Italian, I can communicate in English and I’m learning Swedish as a beginner.
I’m interested in languages (obviously!), psychology, philosophy, music (electronic, post-rock, instrumental, etc.), books, tv series (Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Bron, etc.). I also like animals, plants (nature in general), the sky, and pressing flowers.

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@studypsy
My name is Chrysi im 21, i study psychology, im a native greek speaker and im interested in spanish (begginer), i know abit of german and i start learning the japanese writing system. My hobbies are karate and hip hop dance!

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@swedenerd
my languages:
Italian - pretty fluent (can comfortably communicate)
French - beginner intermediate (can understand 10x more than i can say)
Swedish - very beginner

Name: Sara
Age: 18
Country / Province / State /: USA, Michigan
Region: Midwest (???)
Studyblr URL: swedenerd
What Interests You: animals, languages, cultural differences (I love talkig about cultural differences so much), Pokemon, cats!!!, bears, nature (I love the mountains), snacks, food, lots of things.
What You Absolutely Wouldn’t Care About - I cant think of anything tbh
Would You Include a Goody Bag: probably a very small one (probably something I could stick inside an envelope)
Local or International - both!

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@theperksofbeingaceilingflower
I study french, (near fluent speaking, decent written) german (decent / decent) and arabic (beginner). I enjoy languages, random facts, politics, history…

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@txecoslovaquia
My name is Annie, I live in Canada and I study Central European history. I specialize in contemporary Czech and Slovak history and I dream of studying in Prague. That’s why I’m learning Czech (I also plan to learn Slovak in the future). Besides history, I also love reading, traveling and learning languages.

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@uhmeeleeuhs-langblr
I am 15 years old. I like to watch anime and read books and manga. I’m from Singapore and would like to meet new people while learning from them at the same time. Also, I am just a beginning at Spanish so I’m not good enough to really have a proper conversation yet but I really like to learn this language so I’d like to get as much help as I can.

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A Timeline of the Events in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Olivia comtessedechagny and I montynavarro got together to make a timeline of the events that happen in GGLAM. We had to assume a lot of factors, so this timeline is not 100% concrete and correct, but this is what we ended up getting. We hope you enjoy! If you think an event may not be correct, let one of us know, and we’ll be happy to look into it and see if we need to change anything!

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busrabagbasi  asked:

im trying to find fics where sterek sends eachother letters from distance and their strangers ugh im tired of searching so much lol

here are some sterek fics that have letters and they start as strangers! ^_^ (including the first even though it’s emails etc it’s still from a distance and also a great read)

  • my heart’s been offline by thepsychicclam (E, 59k) 31/M/New York. Rich, lays in bed all day, likes to read (aka Derek Hale, son of an Oscar winning actress, brother of one obnoxious reality star and one rebellious fashion designer, hates the paparazzi so much he’s a recluse). 26/M/California. Boring office job, likes to read (aka Stiles Stilinski, co-owner of a 100 acre organic farm with his dad and two best friends, writer of obits for a newspaper, has absolutely no life) Or, where Derek and Stiles meet online, and Stiles has no clue Derek’s part of a famous family.
  • Somewhere In Between by amazingpages (T, 33k) Derek’s been letting his job dictate his life ever since he was promoted from freelance photographer to official travel photographer. In his five years of travel, he’s built relationships in countries all across the globe, yet he still returns home after each job as lonely as ever. When he decides to try out the pen pal site Laura recommends to him, he doesn’t know what to expect. Derek isn’t prepared for Stiles, a small town guy with big dreams of seeing the world. And he certainly isn’t prepared to fall in love with him. He has to remind himself that this is just a pen pal thing and not to get carried away. It’s not like Stiles could ever like him back. Right?
  • Fate Knew Better by whatthehale (M, 53k, WIP) Wherein Derek is the military, and Stiles gets paired with him in a Military pen pals program.
  • You’ve Got Notes by the_gramaphone (M, 15k) Stiles Stilinski has wanted star basketball player Derek Hale forever, but what are the odds of that ever happening? A love story of letters, prom, and the healing power of milkshakes.
  • Letters by ericaismeg (G, 9k) “Stiles, this is getting ridiculous. Can you please do something about it?” Lydia demands. “Do anything. I don’t care. Go up and kiss him, ask him to prom this year, write him secret admirer love letters, whatever. Just do something.” OR: The one where Lydia sets up an email account for Stiles to “confess his love” for Derek. And as fate would have it, they also end up becoming friends in person at the same time.
  • The Truck Stops Here by FunkyinFishnet (G, 5k) Derek’s self-defence class spends a lot of time talking about take-out place The Truck and the Chef who employs them there. He and Derek start exchanging notes, food, and snark. Laura insists that actual face-to-face contact is needed. Derek is not going to admit, to her or to himself, how right she is.
  • You’ve Got Mail by ShinHia (M, 43k, WIP) Stiles Stilinski is one of the few people left who still likes to write letters, no matter what advanced technology has given us in 2014. For Stiles, there’s nothing like receiving a letter or writing one. Feeling the paper under your hand, letting the ball of your pen glide along the surface, the sound of them both when they make contact with each other. There’s a romanticism, a beauty in it that texting or emailing won’t ever be able to recreate. It’s with these thoughts in mind, after another very bad and hurtful break-up, and another restless night, that Stiles decides to pick a random place on the map of the United States, and find someone to write to. That’s how he ends up finding Derek Hale. Or the story where Stiles and Derek are strangers who exchanging letters, fall in love, and wonder if they’ll ever meet in real life.
  • Just To See You Again by MellytheHun (E, 15k) A sterek college!AU where writing student Stiles specializes in love letters, runs a blog about it and can be commissioned to write love letters on behalf of lovers who are at a loss for words.He makes some cash, he’s good at what he does (especially when he gets to be a little more explicit in his letters), it pays for his textbooks and that’s all he’s really looking for and life is fine. That is, until someone anonymously commissions him to write a love letter to mathematics student, Derek Hale.
  • Falling Out of the Blue (So Glad It Was You) by Jerakeen (T, 2k)  You’ve seen You’ve Got Mail, right? (If not, go away right now and watch it, seriously, it’s frickin’ charming.) You know that scene where they’re supposed to meet for the first time at the cafe?
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i’m in philadelphia!! so i did what any normal human woman would do and ate 4 meatball subs over the next 24 hours.

i played some don’t starve together with my friends and got to hang out with cats. i like designing bases and being a homemaker while everyone else goes out and punches rocks. we keep dying to hounds though!!

i played darkest dungeon on the plane and got a bunch of chars up to level 5 but im still too scared to do champion dungeons.

i’m thinking about upgrading to gamemaker 2 to work on slimefeather but i wanna read more reviews first.

my friend let me wear this radioactive jewelry, it’s really heavy which feels appropriate for a priestess, to always be thinking of the burden of her office, and god, and i think its so bright and prismatic because it absorbs sin. ok bye!!!

LET’S SHOW THE LOVE

I saw a post going around saying how everyone needs to not live watch, not tweet the cast/crew, not do anything in support of the show (smh ffs).. so i’m here to say LET’S GO THE OPPOSITE AND SHOW THEM LOVE!!!

1. To quote the post… “Do not watch the show live, do not engage with the cast and crew tweeting, and for the love of god, DO NOT USE THE OFFICIAL SHOW HASHTAG.” okay so what we gonna do is live watch the show, send the cast and crew loving and amazing tweets to show how amazing they are doing, and use the offical #The100 and tag whoever you are talking about!!) 

2. We want the ratings to stay strong because even though this season hasn’t been the best, we are finally starting to see episodes worthy of good ratings!!

3. Let’s get the WE ARE THE 100 trending everywhere and hopefully as long as we can!!!! tweet the shit out of everything, tweet all the love you have. (If anyone knows if we have a scheduled im, message me cause im not sure.) Either ways, just keep tweeting WE ARE THE 100 with reasons why you still love the show. 

4. After the ep (and if it deserves it) VOTE 10 STARS ON IMDB!!! the cast and crew are doing amazing jobs and they deserve the love and the recognition. it sucks that this stupid trend to get the show cancelled and leave hundreds of people unemployed something that is happening and people are proud of it, but we gotta stand up and SHOW THE LOVE!!!!

5. Enjoy the ep!! Make a tea, grab a blanket. Maybe leave a light on because it is looking like a crazy scary episode. DON’T LISTEN TO THE HATERS. YOU DO YOU, BABY CAKES

TREND WE ARE THE 100, USE #THE100 TAG, SEND LOVE, BE AMAZING! 

ok so beyond the obvious golden/zombie whatever th heck bonnie

freddy has seemed to be reduced to mannequin status but still active?

foxy’s face is mounted the the fucking wall and is now a lightbulb

our toy friends are in a box in your office, presumably inactive? (though maybe hallucinations could make their eyes reappear or some crud)

there’s only one door on the left for any sort of entry?

also there seems to be a ventilation system, i remember there being something about that being a cut feature from fnaf2!!

Alright, everything is official.

TIME TO FCKING PARTAYYYY. PARTY CUZ NARDO IS HOKAGE. PARTY CUZ EVERYTHING ENDS HAPPILY AND NO DYING OR CRYING OR ANY OF THAT SHIT. PARTY CUZ ALL THESE CHARACTERS HAVE GROWN UP INTO SUCH AMAZING NINJAS. PARTY CUZ WE’VE FINALY MADE IT IN THE END. CHEERS Y’ALLLL