not asl

Deaf Lance (Klangst?)

“I can’t understand him. What’s the point in trying to communicate?- He’s just going to get frustrated and then walk off!” Keith hissed. He was in the living room talking with Shiro.
Shiro exhaled sharply, “Keith- at least try to learn sign. You don’t know- you might find out that’s he’s quite interesting to talk to. I’m learning- we’re all learning. You can’t always just look to Hunk every time Lance signs something.”
  Keith crossed his arms over his chest, “Its hard to learn what he wants when he purposely covers his hands!”
  Shiro rubbed the back of his neck, “Just try understanding one another- ok?”

Keith sighed and he walked down the hall but surprised to see Lance standing there. The tan male had a face of annoyance, and a slight pout in the corner of his lips.
Keith started to walk past him but Lance put a hand on his shoulder. Lance opened his mouth and grunted softly. He then formed a fist and rubbed his chest, his expression softened.
Keith only stared, “Does that mean please or.. Sorry..?” He asked, those two signs always confused him. Lance sighed and he began to finger spell “S o r r y”.
  Keith exhaled sharply, “Sorry? For what? You did nothing. Nothing’s wrong.”
  Lance frowned and he shook his head, he knew he was lying. He knew something was up.

He pointed to himself and then formed a fist with his thumb out. He placed his fist under his chin, letting the thumb touch and then he pulled his fist forward. While doing this he shook his head. Lance then made a “V” and placed it on his forehead. His palm faced away from him.
  Keith rose a brow, “Not.. Idiot. Oh- no one said you were! W-wait maybe you can just write down your thoughts. That would help a lot with this conversation.”
Keith took out a small memo book from his back pocket and he took out a pen from the other. He handed both to Lance.

   Lance scoffed but began to write with haste, he handed it to Keith.
/ I know you were talking about me with Shiro. Hunk wouldn’t tell me exactly what you guys were talking about- but I’m pretty sure its about how I’m stupid right? Just because I’m deaf right? I’m not stupid. /

Keith wrote down his thoughts quickly and handed it back to Lance.
/We don’t think you’re stupid! Its just difficult to talk you. I’m not very good with sign and.. Yeah. But you are not stupid./

Lance wrote with lightening speed- obviously very upset. He jabbed the memo book at Keith to read.
/Then don’t treat me like I’m stupid! I know that I might not be able to hear or listen to music or conversations- but I still have feelings. /

Keith scribbled back and handed Lance the memo book back.
/Lance, please calm down. That’s not the problem. Its just you keep a lot of things to yourself. A lot. You don’t even bother trying to teach me sign or anything! /

The passing of the notes continued.

/Its because I think you hate me. And that you think I’m incapable of doing things by myself. Just like everyone else. I’m not a baby. I’m perfectly capable of living life. So what if I can’t hear the rain? That’s not effecting me or the way I live. I’m perfectly happy. /

Was Lance really happy?

/Are you? Hunk told me that you wanted a cochlear implant. He told me that you wanted to hear the birds twittering in the early morning. Or hear the sound of someone cooking bacon on a pan. /

Lance was now even more upset.

/Hunk?! Hunk told you this?! I told him to keep it a secret! No no no I don’t want a cochclear implant. No. I’m happy. Yes its frustrating when people don’t understand what I want but I’m not going to change myself just because someone won’t take the time to at least try to understand me. /

And that was final. Because Lance had stomped away. Frustrated. Just like Keith had said.


I love this bean to death but I had to draw so many hands I feel like screaming. 

Design by @caezsucksdangs 

well, it’s not the best animation as it has quite some really snappy parts and it is not so smooth also proportions and perspective what are those? but I managed to finish it.

this is a little animation/gif I made for @whyldkratts really cool Au, wild kratts Next Gen, hope you like it.

I recently started taking ASL in college so it might have some mistakes If it does feel free to point the out.

thevioletthourr  asked:

Hey! I just saw that you're a certified educational sign language interpreter now and I'm so happy for you! Congrats on that! I was just curious and wanted to ask you how hard it is to learn sign language? Learning Spanish and sign language is on my list of things I want to do but I honestly have no idea where to start... Any tips?

Thank you! It’s been a lot of hard work that has finally paid off! Very excited. 

I’m going to put the rest of my answer below the cut; there’s a good chance it is going to get lengthy and I don’t want to clog up anyone’s dash. 

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@geniusorinsanity tagged me in this! thanks mom

1. 5 things you will find in my bag/backpack
• chopsticks! the disposable ones.
• my charger. i can’t live without it
• headphones ofc
• a pen or pencil??? hopefully
• something to write in (or if it’s my backpack, my laptop)

2. 5 things you will find in my bedroom
• a million blankets
• like four poetry books (and a million other books)
• canvases
• piles of unfolded and/of unwashed laundry (kill me)
• me because i literally never leave home

3. 5 things I’ve always wanted to do in life
• learn french and ASL
• go to #themotherland bc i’ve never been to the island and i really want to
• go to a big international music fest
• have my own personal studio
• open a gallery

4. 5 things to on my to-do list
• essays i have to write
• finish my articles (gag, ugh,)
• design my other tats
• clean my fucking house
• find a place to get my hair done i guess

5. 5 things people may not know about me
• i’m a military kid! i used to live on a base.
• my birthday is august 28th.
• i’m a vegetarian! who hates eggs! and doesn’t drink milk! the only reason i’m not a vegan is because i love baked goods too much
• i can’t eat chocolate desserts because the consistency fucks with me? so if i do i have to be really particular but i mostly just avoid them
• i rly love frozen orange juice. it’s.. just rly good idk

tagging @onethousandroaches, @samwellsweethearts, @oluranurse, @itcomesbetweenus, @duanlarissa, and i’m only supposed to tag 5 but #squad so @epickegster wassup


The Giphy library now includes over 2,000 American Sign Language GIFs

  • GIF emporium Giphy expanded its library on Thursday to include more than 2,000 words and phrases in American Sign Language.
  • The company collaborated with educational series Sign With Robert to slice clips from their 30-episode video series featuring Robert DeMayo and add written text.
  • The goals, Mashable reported, are to empower the deaf community and help hearing people learn ASL. Read more (2/16/17 3:33 PM)

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Captain America at Disneyland signing with a deaf guest.

This is so important!