more people need to read this series

Learn a new language!
  • Write! You need to learn how to apply the grammar rules in longer texts. Write about a page or so. You can write longer profiles, translate songs, poems, paragraphs in books and much more.
  • Read! Go to your local library, a pdf on a book, or anything  and see if you find some books with easy short texts like children's books or poems and practice reading them out loud, understanding and translate them.
  • Watch movies or series in that language. This will be good in understanding people talking that language, also it can help on pronunciation and maybe you find some vocabulary you want to write down.
  • Listen to music in that language. As with movies and series, this can help your auditory understanding, give you some pronunciation and give you ideas to more vocabulary. And this is also possible to do on the go.
  • Use apps! I have heard the app Duolingo is good and I used Memrise and it was ok but didn’t work for me. To find apps can be hard, the apps suit people differently. What works for me might not work for you.
  • Get a language buddy, a native or someone else learning the language! If you find a native who are willing to spend some of their time to help you that’s great. They might help you having conversations, understand auditory and even tell you what you wrote wrong in your longer texts. If you find someone else learning the language this can be both good and bad. You might help each other by talking, comparing notes, looking at each others writing, BUT there is a risk of you teaching each other wrongly too, so beware.

awkward-dumpling  asked:

Your art is amazing and I love your comic where the paladins go on tumblr and watch their show and stuff haha! But omg, I need more. I need to find out what happens! :D

Yay! I’m so glad you like this chaotic series, a week ago I was so sure that only a few people read it. (I love those few people, they gave me a lot of support!) 

I have the next part already planned, but I’m considerig spliting it in parts so it won’t be too long… I want to show it kind of from Keith’s perspective for a comedy but I also really want to show how Lance is dealing with langst tag and all appreciation posts about him…and how he really feels about sth he’ll say in the next part, no spoilers, I guess it’s gotta wait because the mood doesn’t fit.

Being poor is just a series of emergencies.

Emergencies really do crop up more often for poor people. Necessities, like vacuum cleaners or phones or bedding or shoes, need replacement or repair more often when you only buy the cheapest possible option.

Poor people’s health tends to be compromised by cheap, unhealthy food; stress; being around lots of similarly-poor contagious sick people who can’t afford to stay home or get treatment; inadequate healthcare; and often, hazardous and/or demanding work conditions.

So we get sick more. On top of that, many people are poor specifically because of disability. All of that is expensive - even if you just allow your health to deteriorate, eventually you can’t work, which is - say it with me - expensive.

When you’re poor, even the cheapest (most temporary) solution for an emergency often breaks the bank. Unexpected expenses can be devastating. People who aren’t poor don’t realize that an urgent expense of thirty dollars can mean not eating for a week. Poor people who try to save find our savings slipping away as emergency after emergency happens.

I don’t think people who’ve never been poor realise what it’s like. It’s not that we’re terrible at budgeting, it’s that even the most perfect budget breaks under the weight of the basic maths: we do not have enough resources.

Cos we’re fucking poor.

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i recently caught up with bsd and fell very hard for these two, so naturally i had to draw them

WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE IN THE SEPTIMUS HEAP FANDOM

I JUST

GUYS

LISTEN


-DRAGONS
-magic????!!!!
-it might have taken place in the FUTURE and it’s not DYSTOPIAN
-literally everything is a character
-including the coffee pot
-Marcia freaking Overstrand
-pointy purple python shoes
-time traveling
-Jenna ‘I don’t give a fuck’ Heap
-Sleuth??? Literally world’s most helpful tennis ball
-also Dark! Simon
-also Light! Simon
-DRAGONS
- “Don’t go to the circus”
-It’s seven books and the second series is amazing incredible 10/10 recommend
-the epilogue is the best part
-no I swear Angie Sage is the best thing to happen to anything ever
-Jenna literally eats her way to freedom
-Nicko Heap omfg ♡♡♡
-Ullr?? A shape-shifting cat? Who wouldn’t want him as a pet?
m̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶e̶o̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶ ̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶
-literally there’s a dragon boat. You’ve seen them in real life? Great. This one’s better
-pink paddle boat to the rescue!
-LUCY GRINGE
-basically all the female characters are sassy and strong and the males just better run
-like even Septimus Heap, most powerful boy wizard ever, seventh son of a seventh son, ExtraOrdinary Apprentice, master of the Dragon boat, this mother fucker literally saved the castle from a dragon that was too bad ass to even exist in this dimension, yeah, he’s terrified of Jenna Heap w̶h̶o̶ ̶d̶o̶e̶s̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶m̶a̶g̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶p̶o̶w̶e̶r̶s̶ so if you’re missing Donna Temple, guess what
-SPIT FYRE
-Aunt Zelda
-Aunt Zelda giving no fucks about gender roles
-also basically a giant walking tent?
-SYRAH SYARA
-they literally flushed Septimus down a river toilet so he could go to the ghost land???
-also Alther being petty af
-no he legit follows the Bad Guy around all day just enlarging his hat to piss him off.
-CHICKEN BOAT
-guys I just really love this book please read it
-also ice tunnels
-anthropomorphic ice sleds
-you need this book
-also the covers are aesthetic like they’ll make your home 93% prettier just by being there
-also elevators are literally the Wizarding kryptonite I don’t know why
-OH I FORGOT WE EVEN HAVE A DARK! NICO AU HE’S AMAZING HIS FAVORITE FOOD IS BANANA BEARS

-fin-

The Orb of Kadath: an impossibly ancient artifact imbued with dark and powerful magic. To one amateur adventurer, it was also an irresistibly appealing shade of red, and in a moment of impulse, a poor decision was made.

He’ll be fine— he just needs some medical and magical attention. And if these two need to read the runes on the Orb in the meantime, all they need is a light.

rule number one about axolotls seems to be “if it fits, it’s going in their mouth”. These axolotl people are smarter than their real-world counterparts, but… not a whole lot smarter, sometimes. They probably shouldn’t go adventuring without a chaperone.

(see more pictures in this series here!)

Reasons I want more people to read Red Rising:

10% Because it’s an amazing series with amazing, well written characters and plot lines.

10% So I can discuss it with people without revealing spoilers.

80% So I can stop reblogging the same RR appreciation posts over and over.

Hello beautiful people! 

In case you guys didn’t know, I am a ridiculously HUGE fan of The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon and the 3rd book in the series is coming out this year (March 7th, mark your calendars because yaaaasss)!

So in celebration of that, I’ve decided to host a readalong for the first two books, The Bone Season and The Mime Order! It’s a chance to remember all the awesomeness of the first two books, for people who have already read them, and to open up this amazing bookish world to new readers!

The schedule looks like this:

* The Bone Season - January 16th to January 27th

* The Mime Order - January 30th to February 10th

Optional - the recently released novella The Pale Dreamer - February 11th-12th

I’ve had a lot of people express interest in this readalong and that makes me so incredibly happy, because this is a wonderful, amazing, beautiful series that definitely needs more love and hype! 

So get in on it! And remember to post your thoughts, reviews, bookish photos, favourite quotes and moments, fan art - literally anything that goes through your mind! Use the tag #theboneseasonreadalong so I can find your posts and fangirl with you :) And I’m sure @sshannonauthor would love to hear your thoughts as well :)

And please, spread the word, so we can get as many people involved as possible! Thank you!

So, I read this absolutely DELIGHTFUL LoZ OoT series by  BetterBeMeta which I loved (Gerudo ladies! Zelda being a punk 12-year-old! Fixing the issue of the only dark-skinned dude in the game being declared unambiguously evil!).

The end of the lil’ coda-sequel made me cackle and involved Ganondorf scooping Zelda up ‘to perch on his shoulder like a finch’ and that image was TOO CUTE. Also there’s the implication that he’s going to teach her to be very sneakily seditious and not get in trouble next time and I just.

I really wish there was more, but as it is, I’m delighted and needed to Draw A Thing because authors who make me giggle myself out of the grumps deserve fanart.

admirer! yugyeom

Originally posted by jongdabae

[ A/N.- inspired by the secret admirer series I read on seventeen! more to come! ]

Admirer! Got7: bambam | youngjae | jinyoung | jackson


  • okay let me just say that I love yugyeom with my entire heart and soul so he goes up first in this series fight me bUT ANYWAY
  • yugyeom likes you a ton and by ton I mean a fuck ton

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Books, Movies and TV-Series Featuring OCD

CW: I have not read or seen all of the items on the list that follows. Thus I cannot say if they contain any triggering material. I would be very grateful if people who have read or seen any of them would notify me if there is anything that needs a trigger warning. I would also like to say that if any of the items on the list seems inappropriate even with suitable trigger warnings please don’t be afraid to say so.

I will add more to this list whenever I get a suggestion. 


Books, Movies and TV-Series Featuring OCD

Books:

  • Am I Normal Yet? - Holly Bourne 
  • Cryer’s Cross - Lisa McMann
  • OCD Love Story -  Corey Ann Haydu
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness

Movies: 

  • Matchstick Men
  • The Aviator 
  • The Road Within (also contains characters with ED and Tourette’s Syndrome)

Books, Movies and TV-Series that do not feature OCD but can nontheless be relatable / contains other NDs. 

Books: 

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine 

Movies: 

  • Donnie Darko (R rated by the MPAA, features Schizophrenia)

Okay, I’m book pushing again, and it’s a book series that I know I’ve pushed before but seriously guys, more people need to read the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.  The characters are great, funny, realistic, and memorable, no one is portrayed as infallible, and moral dilemmas are often brought up and reacted to with many people acknowledging that there may not be a perfect solution but accepting that decisions still have to be made. 

The pacing is great as well.  It gives you action and when it does it moves fast and keeps your attention with great flow and timing, but it slows down enough to also let you catch your breath an build characters or lore.  Still the slow parts never seem to drag and you can frequently find yourself just enjoying the slow parts as if you were having a lazy hangout day with friends.

This is one of those fantasy creatures in our world type of series (specifically vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, ghosts, and fae) so if you aren’t into that I can’t promise that this’ll change your mind.  However if you’re on the fence or kind of like them (and especially if you really like them) then it’s sure to peak and keep your interest. 

Another interesting thing it does is bring up a lot of interesting social and sort of political issues and tackles them in a way that’s both relatable to the reader yet not out of place in the books.  It is interesting a head strong woman have to work her way around a mildly patriarchal system trying to both help and work against people who are very set in their ways (this is in part due to some wolf magic stuff and the fact that half the people the main character, Mercy, interacts with are a century or more old).  Some of the other issues looked at in this books are people’s reluctancey to change their ways,  at what point reasonable awareness becomes prejudice, homophobia, racism, panic attacks, rape, (both female and male and neither of them are treated as a joke or as less significant than the other) and a few others that do work there way seamlessly into the stories we’re given.

To be honest, the book series is great and highly recommended, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about it.  

Except Christy, fuck Christy. 

NEEDING VOICE ACTORS!!!

We’re currently working on projects in need of voice actors ASAP! We need a male and a female for the following characters, along with some extras/background voices.

Avery Rose Lester, 17, female

Rodney, 18, male

Even if you don’t feel like you fit these characters, I implore you to audition, for we will definitely need more VA’s later. 

This will be an ongoing series with mention of alot of abuse, illnesses, and sex. We’re looking for people who will take our project seriously. We only require you to have a good emotional range in your voice and some form of decent way to record (it doesn’t have to be professional equipment!)

It is not currently a paid gig, but we’re hoping to reward our hardworking cast and crew somehow.

To audition, please either message me or email your demo to crashstart123@gmail.com. You can either read whatever you’re comfortable reading or you can read the following lines.

(normal) “Yeah, I don’t know what she put in those brownies but they sold pretty well.”

(frustrated) “I don’t care what he has to say. I’m not letting him mess with my head anymore.”

(upset) “What am I supposed to say? With everything going on already, you expect me to just smile about it?”

Please share if you know someone who’d be interested!

To Borrow #7

Here is our sweet sweet muffin V. This man needs more love and protection than almost anyone in MM (I think if pressured enough Yoosung would cut a bittccch but V would still take all the abuse >_<) 

This will close the Borrow series and I thank anyone who has taken the time to read, reblog or just like the stuff I wrote. Really appreciate and love you all <3 

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Okay, romance novel community, let’s do this.

What’s one historical romance novel/series you think more people need to read? The little jewel that doesn’t get enough love?

I’ll start: The Channel Fleet series by Carla Kelly. The heroes are all part of the fleet patrolling the English Channel during the Napoleonic wars. No ballrooms. No dukes and duchesses. Just true heroes and the women who fall in love with them.

Incredibly well researched, too. I learned a lot about the British navy and the war with France while I read this series.

Yes, it is true. I, Gaia, like Detective Conan. I like the series that has been going on longer than I have been alive and STILL isn’t finished. The series where Takagi and Sato STILL haven’t married yet and the author said to wait a little more longer in an interview in 2006. The series with almost 1,000 chapters for the manga (which I need to continue to read) and over 800 episodes in the anime. The series that teaches me stuff that I never knew I would be taught. Like for example: cyanide smells like almonds on the victim’s breath. Yes, I like the series about murder. Which is actually great for people who want to write stories about stuff like that. So yes, I am anime trash. - Gaia

Sexism in One Piece is not something that needs to be “looked into way too much” to be found. People do not need to read into the series more than they have to to see countless examples of it because it is clear as day. People who, in response to the blatant sexism in OP, make posts about it are in no way “creating problems that never existed in the first place.” They are not making something out of nothing because we have been shown time and time again how sexist the series is. Whether is it intentional or not does not diminish the fact that it is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Something is boiling within me that I just cannot take anymore...

Kurt Wagner’s arc in Extraordinary X-Men (2015-2017) was absolutely wasted potential and horribly done.

That’s not much of a surprise to most of us.

But it’s still a kick in the gut.

Why even bother messing with his head at all, Marvel? Why bother if you are just going to ignore it 99% of the time afterwards?

Recap on Kurt’s mini arc in the series (spoilers for those who haven’t read it yet):

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Devenford Prep Part 30

Hey Devenford Prep readers! I’m going to just post what I have for part 30 of that series to give myself some motivation to write more! If you’re reading this series let me know if you are so I can possibly get a number of how many people are still reading this! Sorry for how long it has taken! Teen Wolf will be airing soon.

Parts 1-29

“Liam no!” You shout standing up. “It’s not him, he was poisoned or drugged by something! We need to call Scott McCall.”
“Liam already did.” Scott appears quickly out from the hallway with glowing red eyes.
“How did you find us so quickly?” You ask rubbing your hands on your jeans to rid your fingers of dried blood.
“I can smell my betas,” Scott said. “I can track you down so easily.”
“That’s amazing.” You say.
“Wait track you down? Betas? What is going on (y/n)?” Erika asks. “And why is Brett acting like he has rabies?”
“Umm.” You start to say no knowing exactly what to say. “Well Erika what I’m about to tell you is going to be an answer to all of the reasons I’ve been acting strange or different. All the reasons I haven’t been around either.”
“Or hanging out with Brett and Samantha?” She says crossing her arms.
You glance over toward Samantha and she nods. Your eyes go over to Liam and he shakes his head no.
“Brett and (y/n) are dating that’s the answer,” Samantha blurts out trying to change the subject. “It’s been a secret kept between the three of us.”
“Wait what?” Erika asks.
“Brett and I are not dating.” You face palm getting a bit of blood on your forehead.
Brett lunges forward toward your direction, getting aggressive again. Scott jumps up and snatches the boy by the arm and slings him to the ground. The tall boy lets out an angry growl. Scott flings his hands out now growing his claws. You see Scott’s eyes flash red, he opens his mouth a loud wolf’s roar came out. You fall to the ground feeling your finger tips turn to claws and fang slip out from beneath your lips. Liam drops to the floor and his eye glow a bright yellow. Killian falls to the ground and opens his mouth, his fangs grow. Your heart begins to pound and your body flashes hot.
“What’s happening?” You breath, feeling every hair stand on edge. A surge of energy rushes through you. “Scott!”
Brett falls onto his knees and hands. He was fighting through it, but could not stand up. Scott lets out another roar and Brett falls completely to the ground. You do too. You watch as Scott runs over to Brett shakes him, the boy lifts his head up confused.
“Brett?” You ask quietly. “Brett is that you?”
The boy looks up and shifts his head toward you. His mouth opens wide, breathing hard and tears start to accumulate in the corners of his eyes. Quickly he blinks making them disappear. He licks his lips and stands up.
“How did that work?” You asked shocked lifting yourself off the ground. “That was something.”
“What the hell is going on here, is anyone going explain this to me?” Erika asks. “Do I need to call the police.”
“I wouldn’t do that,” Scott says turning toward your friend. His face transforms back to human form. “The sheriff already knows me.”
“Scott how did that work?” You ask cautiously standing up watching Brett’s eye movement reading yourself to move or pounce. “Brett you are back right?”
Brett nods then drops his head for a second, then pops back up, his eyes open wide at the gashes and blood stains on your top. He quickly approaches and towers over your. You flinch, taking a step backwards and looking to the side.
“It’s me (y/n),” He whispers faintly, his hand go to your stomach. Wounds were already healed. “Did I do this do you.”
“Don’t worry about it Brett,” You say laughing nervously. “It’s okay, it wasn’t you. It was who ever that girl was.”
Erika shoves through everyone and snatches you by the arm. She looks you up and down and stops at the shredded blood stained fabric on your stomach.
“What happened? What is going on? Where are the wounds?”
“Erika you have to understand that what I’m about to tell you, you can’t tell anyone, and I repeat anyone!” You say to your best friend. “What I’m going to tell you could put all of the people in here in danger, including yourself. If you want the truth promise me.”
“How can I make any promises when I don’t know what I’m promising.” Erika says, she looks over at Liam who was standing in the corner biting down on his lower lip in worry. “Liam?”
The beta walks through the small crowd of people and meets your side. Scott joins.
“It’s okay y/n,” Liam says. “Your best friend needs to know, she might even be able to save you if needed.”
“We are werewolves,” You say. “Real life werewolves.”
“Get out out of here!” Erika says not buying it.
Scott and Liam look at you and instantly all three of you shoot out your claws. Erika takes a step back scared. Everyone’s eyes in the room begin to glow a golden color except for Scott’s his were red.
“Wait how?” Erika asks. “How is this real? I must be on something. Werewolves are not real Y/N.”
“I didn’t believe it at first Erika, but you have to believe me, I can’t have this distance any longer and I’m sure Liam has been wanting to tell you for a while.”
“Liam you knew? You knew about my best friend?” Erika says shaking her head. She steps away from the crowd and starts running out of the fun house.
“Erika it might not be safe!” You shout starting to run off. “Erika I can’t have you tell anyone please!”
You follow behind her trying to keep a human pace this time, but not needing her to spill your secret you pick up speed. Erika stops running once she gets to her car.
“Erika, I get it you’re mad, but I couldn’t have told you, it’s not my secret to tell, it’s not responsibility to possibly endangers a large group of people.”
“There are more of you guys?” Erika says leaning against her car. “This is ridiculous y/n.”
“I wanted to tell you!” You say feeling tears cloud up your eyes. “But it wasn’t up to me to give that secret away! You’ve got to try to understand that. That I wasn’t keeping anything away from you intentionally.”
“This is going to take a while it all to sink in,” Erika looks at you and sees how terrified you were. “I wont say anything, after all you are still my best friend and I’ve got to try to understand that you were going through something.”
“Thank you,” You smile and run up and throw your arms around her. “Thank you!”
“I just need some time to think about everything, let it sink in. I need to talk to Liam.”
“He’s near by actually probably listening in on our conversation. I can…smell him.” You say awkwardly breathing in the air around you. “I think you guys should talk. I’ve got to go talk to Brett. Make sure he’s okay.”
“Yeah.”