not in the japanese way though at least i dont think

dont-touch-my-sons  asked:

9 for whatever you first get inspiration for!

From this list of soulmate AUs. Have some queerplatonic HeiShin. Unrevised.

9 the one where your soulmate’s last words to you are written on your body.


“See ya, Kudou.”

Sometimes, when Shinichi is feeling especially morbid, he looks at those words carved on his chest. If he looks down, he can just see the characters raised above the skin of his heart like some kind of warning. “See ya, Kudou.” It’s an Osakan dialect contraction. Shinichi doesn’t even know anyone from Osaka. It doesn’t stop him from looking at it though, tracing the kana, hoping to find meaning in it.

He hasn’t yet, and it’s been years since it appeared. Hard to find meaning in a casual goodbye. Only they must be on good terms if his soulmate is so casual on his deathbed. That’s about the only thing he can take from it.

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anonymous asked:

what are your fave narumitsu fics? top 5 pls i'm looking for stuff to read :D

!!! I’m not sure how new you are to p/e fic BUT I’ve already got a post of some of my all time faves + a general fic rec tag, though I can make another rec for newer fic rn?? especially since the ones in that first link are some of the most popular/well-known already in the fandom 

SO OK more recent fic rec under the cut !!

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story - PIVOT!

A Naruto ‘Friends’ AU. I don’t own Naruto or Friends, but this was written for my love for writing and I intend on continuing this series for a long, long time. Hope you enjoy it, and please leave feedback!

AO3 | FFN

It begins, one would say, in a small ramen-house in the middle of Konoha.

The time is Spring, during which Tenten finds herself walking out of her workplace and onto sunlit streets. She purchases a green tea smoothie on her way to her friends’ meeting point, beaming up at the sunshine that’s peeking through sweeping skyscrapers. Her work is largely confined to the kitchen of Yakiniku Q, where she’s been steadily working her way up from waitress to sous-chef over the course of four years. She likes to think that she’s a hard worker with a good head on her shoulders and an expansive knowledge of the culinary arts.

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Being a black woman in Japan

Sorry, this is gonna be a super long rant but I have been living in Japan for a year now (I’ll be leaving soon) and I just wanna share my experiences with Japanese men for all you awesome Black women out there. Firstly, I am a 26 year old black woman with dark brown skin and short 4c/4b hair (but I often wear braids). Since I’ve been in Asia, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences. 

I work in a Japanese company and during my first nomikai (drinking meetup with co-workers), my boss point-blank asked me to pick which one of our male coworkers that I would consider dating and was trying to push the idea of me and one of the “tall and hot” Japanese coworkers getting together (I’m 5ft8 and he is taller which is rare in Japan. Btw, he wasn’t at the meet up that day). Not to mention one of my supervisors who’s nice but has barely had a conversation with me cause he’s so awkwardly shy with me, yet strangely would ask me about me going on a date with my fiance and stuff (lol what the heck, I’ve never had a fiance). 

Being 5ft8 has been both a blessing and curse in Japan. Over the last year, a lot of Japanese men have literally gasped and commented over how long my legs are (especially when I wear slim fitting or high waisted pants). I think its a turn on for them lol. Sadly, a lot of guys are just way way too short for me. (2 or 3 inches shorter is ok). I have one experience with a shorter guy. He was a short, little guy but his body was fit (being a firefighter and all) and his face was…sexy, lol. We met through the “hellotalk” app to study English/japanese and met up only twice and both times, when the conversation would pause he’d be staring at me so intensely, I seriously wanted to run into a corner and hide. Just too much sexual tension lol. Btw, he also paid for our meals and drinks and told me that I was beautiful within the first minute that we met. His confidence was really sexy.

One of my other experiences is with a guy (my height), who was standing next to me and my coworkers at one of my favourite Japanese musician’s live. After talking that day, he offered to be my tour guide around the city and everytime we met afterwards he always insisted on paying for my food and even though I was always late meeting him, he would never get angry. I just thought that he was an overly nice guy but turns out that he actually liked me and he confessed that if he hadn’t assumed that I had a boyfriend he would have been more aggressive in chasing me (unfortunately, I’m not attracted to him).

But the most unforgettable experience was actually on a prior trip to Japan a few years ago. The guesthouse I was staying in on my last day in Japan, didn’t have any guests apart from me so the owner (who was 27 yrs) paid extra attention to me including giving me a ride to the bank on the back of his motorcycle, taking me to his favourite local bar and afterwards a european style bar since I mentioned that I like Sangria (I think my accomodation fee got cancelled out by him paying for everything lol). While having Sangria, a dvd special of Girls Generation was playing on the bar tv. He kept glancing between the girls on the tv and me until he finally asked if I wore makeup. I’m not really a make-up girl (only for events and stuff) so I told him I just wear the basic eyeliner. I couldn’t believe what he said next. This foo actually told me he thought I was more beautiful than k or j pop girls. At first, I thought he was flattering me but he was dead serious. I was so shook all I could say was “thank you”. As the night went on and thanks to a little alcohol, he got bold enough to tell me that he liked me and even asked if someone like him had a chance with a girl as “beautiful and intelligent” as me (whuh? Im just an average black girl. I’ll admit the intelligent part lol). Since I moved to Japan last year, we had a chance to meet up again after two years and I could tell that he still likes me (sadly I dont like him that way). 

Before visiting Japan or Asia (I have some experiences with Taiwanese men as well), I never imagined that there would be guys genuinely interested in an average Black girl like me. But through my own interaction with people, I discovered that if you’re a woman, even a Black woman, there’s gonna be Asian men, Black men, White men, essentially straight men who are naturally attracted to you. Girls, don’t pay attention to things like ideal types or someone not seeming like they like Black women. Sometimes it’s the guys, in this case, asian guys that you least expect that secretly or not so secretly have a crush on you. I don’t think any of the guys that expressed interest in me, particularly had an explicit interest in Black girls or ever imagined dating one. Heck, they couldn’t even speak a lick of English (just you’re local boys with few or no foreign friends yet the feels was real (on their part). Which btw, it’s good to study foreign languages cause you never know, one day you might get love confessions in korean or polish, lol. 

So that’s my experience in Japan (I might right one for Korea as well). I hope this gives all you fellow black girls confidence in your beauty, intelligence and charm whatever country you're living in.

hi, this is really important ! please dont scroll past. i think its time that the fandom really had a talk about its most toxic abuser… ocelot.

as a mentally ill abuse survivor its incredibly concerning to me to see so many ppl in the mgs fandom blindly supporting and even identifying as the character revolver ocelot… this is not ok. hes canonically a murderer, torturer, an abuser and a RAPIST, and there are many pedophilic undertones in how hes written. maybe a lot of ppl havent actually played the games, and dont know about this content. but im going to write it all out for you and hopefully youll realize that yr supporting rape and abuse by apologizing for the things ocelot does :/

im not even going to focus on all the times ocelot is shown to murder or torture ppl… im sure everyone knows abt that, but i would remind you that hes canonically a sadist who ENJOYS torture.

anyway, lets start with mgs1….

in mgs1, if snake submits to ocelot’s torture, you get a scene where ocelot says hes going to rape meryl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8cKPrHFLq8
“The torture will stop as I promised… But I’ll take the woman in return. I’ll have my fun with her… before I kill her.”

you might be able to say that this is just a threat and empty words to upset snake (tbh this is really some apologist rape culture stuff to even go there as your first response to this, but i wont even get into that) if not for this later scene in the meryl ending, where meryl heavily implies that she had to endure stuff “worse than” torture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoXOkAUJUX4&t=43s

S: Meryl… it must have been terrible.
M: It wasn’t that bad. I didn’t give in to the torture.
S: Torture?
M:  … And things even worse than that…

i think its pretty clear in light of what ocelot says in the other clip what things "even worse than that” means….

ive seen some people claim that this isnt in the japanese version of the script, but thats not true. i speak japanese so lets look at the JP version and ill translate as literally as i can.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULOJaSM9xJo&t=16m32s

スネーク: メリル?メリル、大丈夫か? (Meriru? Meriru, daijoubu ka?)
Meryl? Meryl, are you okay?

メリル: 大丈夫か、しか言えないの・・・? (Daijoubu ka, shika ienai no…?)
“Are you okay”? Is that all you can say?

スネーク: メリル、つらい思いをさせた。(Meriru, tsurai omoi wo saseta.)
Meryl… you had a terrible experience.

メリル: いいえ、つらくはなかったわ。奴等の拷問に私、屈しなかった。(Iie, tsuraku wa nakatta wa. Yatsura no goumon ni watashi, kusshinakatta.)
No, it didn’t get that bad. I didn’t give in to their torture.

スネーク: 拷問?(Goumon?)
Torture?

メリル: それ以上のひどいことも・・・。私も闘ってたの、あなたと同じように。(Sore ijou no hidoi koto mo… Watashi mo tatakattetano, anata to onaji you ni.)
And things more cruel than that… I was fighting too, the same as you.

this is pretty much just how it was translated in the english version. its not explicit, she doesnt come out and exactly say I WAS RAPED, but with ocelots rape threat earlier in the game its very clear what she means… ocelot at the very least ordered her to be raped, if not partook in the act himself, which he probably did because he CANONICALLY is a sadist who enjoys torture. yes, ocelot is gay, but you dont have to be attracted to someone to rape them…

heres a scene in mgs3 where ocelot gropes eva without her consent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5mS_7oIx5Y&t=4m15s
yes, hes touching her breasts because hes trying to figure out who she is and not for gratification….. but it still displays that he has NO CONCERN for eva’s sexual boundaries. thats SEXUAL ASSAULT.

and of course later in this same scene where ocelot proclaims his interest in torture…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5mS_7oIx5Y&t=5m38s

so ocelot is canonically a rapist and a sexual assaulter… thats undeniable. but theres also a lot that implies that ocelot is an abuser, and it doesnt take a lot to conclude that he groomed solid snake and liquid snake for problematic purposes :/

for instance, look at this convo between kaz and ocelot in mgsv where kaz accuses ocelot of getting off on torturing eli, an 11-12 y/o child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxIjSF_tvRI&t=1m46s

K: Ocelot. You get too many kicks from your “art of interrogation”.
O: It’s not a matter of art. It’s about quick, minimal strokes of psychological warfare. That’s what gets the answers. And it’s the best way to keep both questioner and subject safe. The risks only increase the more an interrogation drags on. At that point, it causes as much pain for the inflicter as the inflicted.
K: Hmph. Like I said, too many kicks.

obviously kaz is far from an unbiased observer here, but we know ocelot. it’s not at all unreasonable that he’d think this. whats most notable about this is that ocelot doesnt even deny the accusation… he goes on and on abt how his method is the best and does say he wont “go overboard”, but he doesnt actually contradict kaz’s accusation that he’d get off on torturing a child :/

then later on when ocelot finally does interrogate eli, the way he touches him is very uncomfortable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMiO7vVStAQ&t=30s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMiO7vVStAQ&t=52s

what reason does ocelot have to violate elis personal space like this? its not explicitly sexual but in light of all his other behaviors its very questionable…

theres more stuff that ocelot does, too, thats not so easy to point out w specific clips. like the fact that ocelot spends the entirety of mgsv abusing kaz.

i think its pretty clear that ocelot has romantic feelings for big boss (he outright says so here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-KQOMGsf0M&t=4m03s, plus lots of other things to support it, im sure i dont have to dig that up to convince ppl on tumblr at least lol), but its not so obvious that big boss ever reciprocated them. imo, he didnt… theres really no point where big boss is shown having any feelings like that for ocelot. i think this is a lot clearer in the japanese version, the english version actually seems to have made their relationship MORE familiar. for example, big boss actually never calls ocelot adam in the truth tapes… he calls him “junior” (furigana over “son of the boss”). i sure hope big boss wouldnt call his lover “junior”….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6YHwDwR3Uo&t=3m51s

オセ:では……ジョン。9年間忘れたことはなかったが私はしばらくあなたを忘れます。(Dewa… John. Kyuunen kan wasureta koto wa nakatta ga watashi wa shibaraku anata wo wasuremasu.)
Well… John. I haven’t forgotten you in nine years, but I will forget you soon.
ボス:ザ・ボスの息子(ジュニア)。また頼む。(Junia. Mata tanomu.)
Junior… I’ll rely on you again.

also something i think that backs me up is how ocelot speaks to bb in these tapes… he uses very polite and formal language with him. he doesnt speak like this anywhere else in the game, not even to venom… he uses ore pronouns and casual/masculine speech usually. but when talking to bb it totally changes. he uses masu form, deferential language, and watashi, which is very formal/feminine for a male character to say. it’s very respectful but also not intimate. this is the way you talk to a stranger or your superior. he clearly respects big boss, but doesnt consider himself to have the right to use familiar speech with him. i think its really unlikely that a male character would be written in japanese speaking to his lover this way…

so, if ocelot is in love with big boss, but big boss doesnt return his feelings, i think this speaks a lot to the subtext of his behavior in the games. we know that despite this ocelot dedicates his whole life to bb… he even dies for him… so i think that really sheds some light on what he does to kaz in mgsv.

theres a lot more evidence that bb had a more intimate relationship w kaz (see: the entire sauna tape, date with kaz… basically, the whole of peace walker), and i think its clear that ocelot was jealous. he didnt overtly attack or insult kaz but thats exactly his MO… long manipulative conspiracies meant to take people down without them even realizing.

if you look at all of their interactions theres a revealing pattern in how ocelot speaks to kaz. he more or less does everything he can to undermine kaz in front of bb (venom). he contradicts kaz constantly, and sets himself up as the “rational voice” always. he negs kaz for being “too emotional”. this really is basically gaslighting… he puts up a civil front but in everything he says and does hes undermining kazs authority and the validity of his emotions. he’s trying to make kaz feel hysterical and invalid and worthless. its abusive.

i have no doubt that ocelot was a big factor in withholding the truth about v from kaz, too. the way he speaks to kaz in their post-credits scene, he seems really self-satisfied hearing how devastated kaz is to learn the truth. almost like he’s gloating. he knew that hiding it and then telling kaz later would totally destroy bb and kaz’s relationship, and he enjoyed doing it. he took away everything that kaz had and left him emotionally destroyed. just killing kaz wasnt enough, that’s how petty and vindictive and sick ocelot is.

lets not forget about the fact that ocelot was involved in les enfants terribles. in light of everything else ocelot does i find this so suspect. i dont think its really a reach to conclude that he had an ulterior motive getting involved in that project. big boss didnt return his feelings, but what if he could groom david or eli to?

in the post-credits scene with kaz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziCAzVuyJX0 ocelot more or less says that hes going to spend the rest of his life watching over david and eli. ocelot probably had a lot more involvement in eli’s life that we never saw but thats a lot of speculation… there is one concrete thing that proves ocelot was probably attracted to bb’s sons though. in mgs4, during the final fight, where he kisses snake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ7zCUeEN_M&t=47s

and before you say that this is liquid ocelot and not ocelot, this kiss scene can ONLY trigger in the part of the liquid ocelot fight where it calls back to mgs3 and ocelot is coming back to himself. AFTER he’s been injecting himself with nanomachine suppressors and undoing the liquid brainwashing. he ONLY wants to kiss solid snake after his identity returns…

so, you dont think its a little bit messed up that this man participated in a project to clone a man who hes canonically attracted to… and then displays attraction to his children too??? ocelot helped make david and eli. he’s basically one of his parents. he helped raise them, directly and later indirectly. how is this not child grooming? ocelot loved big boss, but was rejected by big boss, then involved himself in a science experiment to clone him, then spent the rest of his life watching over and shaping the lives of these kids. umm….

i mean, think about it… what do you think ocelot got out of les enfants terribles? why would ocelot, who is otherwise so loyal to big boss that he would and does die for him, betray him like that?

kind of problematic, huh. :/

ocelot tortured people. he murdered people. he raped meryl, and probably others too. he destroyed kaz’s life out of jealousy. i think ocelot probably abused liquid, and likely solidus too.  

i think ocelot is an interesting character… but hes a really bad person. i think if you look at all of this and try to defend him or even identify AS him… you kinda need to take a look at yourself imo. either you’re claiming that you too are a murderer, a sadist, a rapist, and an abuser, or you’re an apologist, erasing every horrible thing that ocelot did. whats wrong with you?

EP 3 rage

I said it for short on my twitter account already but I need to say it here again. I want to push every ship aside. I don’t care about this for right now but I need to talk about Yurios feelings when Viktor whistled while Yuris performance.

First of all, I don’t think I need to adress that Yurio probably was set up to fail. There are plenty of people who talked about this already but I will try to make it short. (probably won’t work lmao)

Viktor gave Yurio a promise which he didn’t keep. It would have been bad enough if he gave him this promise when he as his age now. 15. But no, Yurio was about what? 12 at this time? He believed in this promise and he did his best to fulfill his part in it. For at least three years he he must have thought about it and remembered it and then suddenly, Viktor forgets it. Yurio has to chase after him to talk to him and even then he doesn’t care, which makes me so angry.  You don’t give a promise where the other person works very hard for you hold on to it and then suddenly say you have to do one more thing. It is just plain wrong, but enough about this.

I have so much respect for Yurio actually saying yes to the new challenge. He had hopes and this just because he wanted to get better and win and he knew Viktor could help him a lot with it, but he didn’t care about this 15 year old anymore. He wanted to coach someone who he never had much contact with before an only saw one performance of him that amazed him. (Gosh I am rambling way too much I need to fast forward a little)

Anyways, on to the different songs. I won’t talk too much about it. Eros is easy to understand when you know what it means. Sexual love. Okay. Finished. But then there is Agape, unconditional love. If you would ask me, even I would struggle to understand and explain it.

I won’t talk about it choreography wise. I have no idea about that and i have to say I really liked both so on to my next point.

Yurio had a lot of struggle finding out what Agape ment for him. He didn’t only had to train a lot, he actualy was punished for not understanding it. Okay, here i get that Viktor only did this to help him find his Agape but still…

I guess I should skip to the performance then. Of course I will start with Yurios. I honestly think up to this point this boy still had a little hope that he could win it. He found his Agape. He knew what he was skating for. He knew the steps and he knows he is a great skater so he could pull it of, but during to performance you hear his internal strugle. He apologizes to his grandfather because he can’t think about him while doing it and this it because he is so nervous. He probably never was so nervous.  He wants the song and his performance to end. He can’t bear it anymore and that just breaks my heart. This 15 year old boy just jealized that he was put up to fail just because Viktor didn’t want to tell him that he didn’t want to coreograph a number for him. 

AND NOW TO THE IMPORTANT PART

Yuris performance. It sarts. Yuri looks at Viktor and he fucking whisles. I know all you shippers got a heart attack during this. I first though it was okay too, but then I thought about Yurio. He of course saw and heard it. He had such a hard time with his performance already. He felt he did it bad and of course Viktor said it was good but nothing more. He didn’t hug him, he didn’t even pat his back and not even constructive criticism. Just nothing and then he hears this whistle and knows it is over. The performance only started and Viktor was impressed. This little heart must have hurt so much. He fought for years for Virktor to only do a choreo for him and than this random japanese Yuri pops up, doesn’t have to do anything and Viktor wants to coach him. Not just d a choreo. HE WANTS TO BE HIS FREAKIN COACH!  Yurio might be a little immature from time to time with all the yeling and being agressiv but in this moment you see how mature he actually is. I bet he had to deal with a lot of crap in his life and this gave him so much hope and it was crushed again. 

He left then and I understand that. What I again dont understand is, that Viktor wouldn’t hold him back for at least the ceremony. 

I don’t hate Viktor even though it might seem like it a little, but I lost a ton of respect for him this episode.. It just makes me sick how he treated Yurio when you look deeper into everything..

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Fandom- Haikyuu! 

Pairing- Levyaku

Summary:  “Its alright,” he mumbles as he gets more comfortable, and he takes in a deep breath, enjoying the smell of soap, bubbles and Lev. Its an interesting combination, one he likes far more than he should.

A/N- finally got around to writing some levyaku and it is 100% inspired by this adorable piece by @sunsteez :D I hope you like it Elly! :3 

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Hence, Asuka Tanaka

Asuka’s story has been teased throughout Hibike! Euphonium’s entirety, even before Kyoto Animation even knew they were going to be animating this arc. I’m not going to talk about the arc in its entirety, but rather two or three specific moments where the story, the character’s emotions, and the animation align perfectly to make them some of the best moments the studio has created. Credit where credit is due, this came to me from B0bduh’s commentary on twitter (he’s a good writer)

As Kaori leaves Kumiko and Asuka she bends down to tie Asuka’s shoe. The way this scene changes almost feels out of place. The color palette, which before had been made of blues, greens, and muted browns becomes harsh and yellow. Asuka is shown in dark shadow, yet only a few seconds later the conversation continues as though nothing had happened. So I have to ask, “Why was this scene like that?”

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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 :)

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@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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@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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@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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@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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@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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@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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@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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@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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anonymous asked:

Hey! Great blog. Could you explain how Dyscalculia affects someone's performance in other subjects besides math (like reading, foreign language) and daily life?

thanks :) ok im gonna try to give my best answer but i do have other learning problems and sometimes its hard to seperate them from dyscalculia but i shall try my best. its also different for everyone.

I personally have no problems reading. Im a very fast reader. writing however is really tough for me. I can not see when words are misspelled and I tend to flip letters like b and d. i also have a really dificult time with remembering the concepts of grammar. in English class this can become a real problem. its also hard for me to organize essays but i think that might be a different problem. i know that there are a lot of cases where people have both dyslexia and dyscalculia so that affects reading but its a different problem.

history class is a biggie though. one of the symptoms of dyscalculia is having difficulty picturing and understanding timelines. so when learning about major historical events it can be really hard to understand the relationships between different events if you cant remember which event came first. its also a problem for quizes. you cant remember dates or get them all flipped around and mixed up. another problem with dyscalculia is connecting names to faces. for me this shows up most in history class because i can never remember which famouse person did what.

ok foreign languages is a weird one. when i was younger i was part of a french immursion program and had no problems learning to speak it. but in high school i started taking japanese. ok im gonna branch off a little to do a comparison. in elementary school we have to memorize all the times tables up to twelve times twelve. most kids just read down a list over and over and over again. or they use flashcards. a lot of languages are taught the same way. it doesnt work. at least it didnt for me. so after my two required years i quit. basically they gave me a passing grade for effort. sorry im not going into more detail here this particular subject was extremely complicated for me personally and i dont wanna over explain.

ok so i dunno if this is a class at normal schools but music class is really affected. like in third grade i would have to pretend to know how to play the recorder because i couldent remember how to read the music. i also had to pretend to know all the words to the songs. later when i was in seventh grade i started to take piano lessons. I loved it. I loved making music but I learned by watching the fingers of my teachers not by reading the music and i had to fake being able to read music, its difficult when its just you and the teacher, so i was yelled at a lot. so i quit.

i cant think of any other classes that were hugely affected for me but i have a really really weird school history and its hard to trace back and understand everything that was going on.

so onto daily life.

ok reading maps is really tough cause you get all turned around and you dont know which way is what way and it gets all confusing. same with directions in general. its really easy to get lost. its really hard to look for/ remember an address even your own. leading to embarrassing moments

when people ask for my birthday I panic and flip numbers. leading to more embarrassing moments. I also tell people im in the wrong grade a lot because i cant remember which grade a freshmen or a junior is.

it is impossible to read clocks. this is particularly dreadful because if you, like me cannot remember your class schedule (even after three years). if you ask a teacher when class ends or how long you have left to complete a task. they will often chuckle and point at the clock or ask me why i havent learned my schedule yet. then i have to come up with some lame reason like “i dont know when we started” or “i dunno when class ends” which is true but they find funny. you cant say that you cant read a clock. i have to count by fives to read them. and i have to use my finger to point at which five im at so i dont get mixed up.

thank god my best friend has a habit of remembering every detail about my life so he can tell me what class i have next.

this inability to read clocks makes it really difficult to be on time. and it makes the whole process really stressful. for example if im taking an art class and its pretty far from my house. i will make my parents drive me there a couple times taking different routes before the class starts so i can figure out how long traffic takes and what way is faster so i can get there early but not so early as to be embarrassed. this actually happened a couple weeks ago but the commute was so anxiety inducing for me i had to quit the class. this problem makes me always late or always early. it also means that its easy to lose track of time, or have any sort of time management skills.

indirectly dyscalculia can cause anger problems, low self esteem, anxiety stuff like that.

oh my god this became really really long. but im still not sure if im being thorough enough. if any one has any other questions feel free to ask. this makes me happy

sorry if the writing isnt all that great. if something doesnt make sense ask me and i will try to clarify.

oh also i didnt really talk about how this affects getting a job because the post is already really long

anonymous asked:

You got me on boku no hero academia, after reblogging some pics of dad might and i thought it was cute the parental relationship between the skeleton funny drawn man and the green protag, then i got more info and i fell in love with everything about dad might(dont talk to me or my 326 children again) and then i watched the series. Thank you so much, this is one of the most fiewhf things ever

Dad Might is the best Might~!!!!

I’m really glad you enjoyed bnha so much! It’s basically been all I could think about these past few days XD And if I have enough motivation tonight, I might just update (or at least start writing) the next chapter of All Right. Some cute Dad Might headcanons as a thank you for talking to me:

- aro!ace!Dad Might had long ago given up on the possibility of having a family, even though it’s something he’s craved since he was young. And then he meets Izuku, with his sharp mind and his heart of gold and his smile of sunshine, and his heart breaks. Because Izuku is EVERYTHING he’d never dared to hope for in a son, and All Might is shocked at how badly he craves that parental relationship with his young student. He has to constantly remind himself not to overstep his boundaries.

- In another world, where All for One didn’t exist and All Might didn’t lose his stomach, he would still choose Izuku as his successor. But without his injuries draining away all his life energy, the last dregs of One For All last in All Might for several years. Long enough that after Izuku graduates UA, they can fight together as hero and sidekick for a short time, long enough for Izuku to learn the ropes and make a name for himself before his mentor has to leave his side

- The media assumes Izuku is All Might’s son and neither of them denies it. And it’s totally just because that’s the most convenient excuse for why their quirks are so similar. Lol there’s no way it’s because they both love the idea of being parent and child. Hahaha. Right.

- Izuku totally gives All Might a “World’s #1 Dad” shirt for father’s day. All Might wears it to class the very next day. Izuku dies of embarrassment. All his classmates are looking at him meaningfully. Everyone knows he’s All Might’s son.

- After the chapter 95 hug, Izuku sometimes likes to go up and hug All Might if either of them are feeling down. Which would be weird for most Japanese people. But people give them some slack because All Might lived in America for a long time, and Izuku probably grew up there (or so everyone assumes) and everyone knows how affectionate Americans are.

Every now and then I see in different fandoms people addressing facts that certain anime or manga series is misogynist, racist, sexist, transphobic, treats women bad, homophobic ect. ect. While addressing these and pointing out stuff that could be better - as long as it doesn’t turn into a war zone of what’s right and what’s wrong, especially when we deal about art and art has always been, and still is, using problematic themes and issues - there’s rarely any talk of why certain Japanese series are problematic in the way they are.

I hope this helps you to understand at least a little bit why there are often so many problematic things present in manga/anime and what they actually tell about the society producing them.

To put it VERY SIMPLE WAY: It’s because manga and anime are Japanese popular culture materials, made by Japanese people to Japanese audience.  ALL form of popular art is ALWAYS a representation of that specific culture producing them to the culture’s inhabitants.

So, what are some of the flaws in Japanese society? You guessed right; misogyny, racism, nationalism, sexism, transphobia and homophobia. 

The whole country treats its population in very questionable way, which could be called perhaps as “an enslavement to the society without using your own will”. People don’t exist as unique individuals and being too individual is a big no-no for the general audience. People are seen as a one mass that needs to do, live, act and think the certain way. Society (including government) gives you this certain path from birth to death and you are expected to follow it without questioning or taking side steps from it. Anyone sticking out in any way is tried to push back into the mold. Changes and new things aren’t welcomed. This is actually a problem in nation wide there, as many science areas are battling with the problem of “we need here new scientist from abroad to take these studies further, but the society and working company doesn’t accept them, because they’re not Japanese”. This problem roots also from governmental level.

Women are under men, foreigner are under women and foreigner women are pretty much under everything. Go to live in Japan, marry there, spend 50 years there till the day you die, and you are still preferred as a foreigner. You can never become a Japanese.

Women are supposed to sacrifice their whole lives for men and their children.  They are meant to be modest toys, that look after household and that do ANYTHING for man’s attention, at any age. Anything. Surprisingly all my strong willed Japanese female friends between 25 - 45, who decide for themselves that they want to do, are single (Also my Japanese male friends who don’t see eye to eye with Japan’s gender roles are single).

Sex is very shush shush and at the same time super casual in a way that wife will pay her husband’s prostitution service bills along side other house bills as “no big deal”. Sex is seen as something everyone needs, same way as eating or sleeping. Birth control is completely woman’s responsibility and many men refuse to use condoms. You can see these “do me raw and make me pregnant”-fantasies in all porn comics, as man is still a true man when he’s capable of making a woman pregnant. Men are taught that woman says “no” and means “no” but other cases she says “no” but means “yes”. Sexual harassment and domestic violence are every day issues for women.

Transpeople and different genders and sexual orientations “don’t exist” so to say. They’re not accepted in any way, though I just recently heard (last month??) about Japan’s first officially married lesbian couple (wonderful news!). They’re something to make fun of to keep up the society’s standard’s of what accepted and normal, and what’s not. That’s why so many gay characters are jokes or seen as something to loathe (especially by other male characters).

If you thought the big collection of yaoi everywhere would tell something about general audience accepting gays, you thought sadly wrong (though in the history samurais had male lovers and it was essential part of samurai culture). Yaoi is meant for female audience to get some grasp of men, as interacting with opposite sex/gender in Japan is seen automatically as dating. Just go and talk 5 minutes to a person from opposite sex and everyone is dead sure there’s something going on, you are a couple and keep asking have you confessed your love already. Many adults in Japan are actually virgin and art is one of the the only ways - if not only - to explore the sexuality of themselves and the opposite sex. It’s nothing uncommon a normal adult man’s only concept of female body and sex with females comes from porn manga, and normal adult woman’s only concept of male body and male sex comes from drama CDs. There’s a good reason why these things sell in Japan!

These are some of the general society norms, written here very shortly and in a simple way. Individual differences are always present, absolutely, like for example my Japanese female friends which don’t fit in any standard Japanese norm - and about my own culture, I’m a representative of someone who doesn’t fit the basic cultural norms of my home country. So don’t take this as “everything and everyone in Japan is like this”, because that’s not true, and remember; ALL countries, societies and cultures have their issues and themes they could do better in. 

The Middle School Bullshit Kind Of Romance

Anonymous asked you: I have an idea for a hetastuck fic for you. Set when they hated one another. Homestuck steals Hetalia’s first kiss, then gets punched in the face for it.

i really love this idea omg i just didnt have access to a computer for extended periods of time until like a week ago but i hope i did it justice! i think i rushed it tho DDDD: but its gonna be in 2 parts! but thank you for this prompt! also merry christmas everyone (or if you dont celebrate it, happy holidays or happy winter break :>>>)

Hetalia is a lot of things. He’s attractive- cute, hot, and everything in between. It’s hardly a hushed thing anymore, everyone seems to know it except for the fandom himself. A shame, really, because if someone told him he could stop wearing that worn out bomber jacket that stays glued to his shoulders at all hours.

Hetalia is smart. On history and geography, mostly. He can learn a new language easily though, and he speaks Japanese, English, and Italian fluently. He’s working on German and Russian though, lugging these books all around campus.

But most of all, he still thinks like a troll at 4 sweeps. Not in the stack-two-Pringles-and-become-a-duck way, but in the 5th grade bullshit crush way. The way that people piss off the person they like just to get their attention. The way that Hetalia has been addressing Homestuck ever since they first met.

Joke’s on Hetalia though, because he’s had Homestuck’s attention this entire time.

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okay

but imagine this concept

haruka nanase, aged 18

know how to user the computer!!!!!

mind-blowing

so

haru knows how to use the computer AND EVEN the internet. he can even type in the address. and write a blog. in fact he’s p popular on pixiv.

(altho he prefers drawr or tegaki because uploading pictures on pixiv is bothersome)

aaaaaaaaaand at first he was drawing only water and water stuff like oceans and waterfalls, and people LOVED THEM (and still do!!) because they were not only aesthetically beautiful but also had Soul, as if the artist was born in that place and knew everything about it. he’s kinda known as that wild dude who draws rad-ass water pics….. but is lazy as heck, as people realised when someone told him to release a book and he was like, ……..that would require me doing addional work. mmmmmgh

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Okay more theories

a load of new stuff was revealed so here are my thoughts on some of them.

The protagonist being arrested for beating up someone harassing a woman. Its possible the guy who Chair kun beat up was someone in a position of power or authority, like a politician or maybe even a police officer/detective. We haven’t heard what happened to the other guy or the woman being harassed, its possible he got off scot free due to connections or maybe the woman either ran or was threatened to keep quiet thus making it look like chair kun attacked the guy randomly. in the subs for the new trailer, before the woman officer speaks there is a male voice saying “I’ve got to dispose of him before he becomes a problem.” this could be from another character entirely and i don’t think that cutscene has anything to do with him being arrested after the fight because he is already in his school uniform. but if km right and this guy was a person of authority or wealth it would explain both why Chair kun was arrested and also why he hates the system put in place; because it is corrupted.

the next thing is the new information and photos of the palace (is it still called that or the other world?)

So seeing this translated pic raises some questions. In persona 3 & 4 the maps of the dungeons changed each time you entered except for one or two floors where you would either fight a boss or reach a new level of the tower in Tartarus. However from the look of this and the amazing footage we got in the trailer i think the dungeons will not be random and different each time you change rooms. Reason being is that this pic seems to show what he achieved after leaving the castle and the line “old map of castle obtained” makes it sound like the castle has a preset layout. Also “chandelier access found” sounds like there may be more than one way to infiltrate the castle. Ages ago when i first saw this pic- 

i thought this was just part of the route to take to get through this level. But perhaps instead you can unlock a window or something when you go through the castle the first time, fighting a lot of shadows/demons on the way, and then skip them the next time you go into the castle by taking the entrance you just unlocked. This way you avoid battles with weaker foes when you’re trying to be quick or grind against stronger enemies. a bit like finding shortcuts to bonfires in dark souls.  

Speaking of the palace/otherworld i get the feeling it will not all be set in one place but change with each of the targets the phantom thieves goes after. Heres what im thinking. Each of these targets are in a position of authority and not all of them big ones. However it sounds like they have been corrupted (whether by demons or their own sins remains to be seen) and abusing their position of power, making the thieves goal to steal from their heart what has corrupted them and turning them back into decent people again. At least for the first couple of bosses im guessing. I think we will start off with low positions of authority and then rise up. For example the first boss we have seen is a gym teacher, a teacher being one of the first authoritative figures you will come across as a child after your parents.

The crown he is holding in this pic (along with a clone of Anne that i think is the version of her we see in his demon forms drink) is the one his demon form wears. I don’t think this is the actual Teacher himself but a manifestation of his lustful shadow that has created this version of the palace/otherworld at the school where he feels like a king, ruling over the students. In order to remove the corruption from their targets heart they need that crown, but we see his demon form wearing it so either they obtain it in this picture below before the fight or after they beat him.

Then we have this guy and unfortunately this is the only pic I can find of him. 

given how his face expands before transforming I’m gonna guess he will be that pair of floating eye paintings we saw back in the first trailer though im sure there is more to this boss than just eyes. given his exaggerated feudal Japanese look and all of the pieces of Japanese artwork spread around the dungeon im gonna guess this is Yusuke’s guardian and mentor the famous painter Madarame. In the trailer he says they have learnt too much and will suffer for defying him. I’m guessing he will be the sin of greed or envy, and that he has started either making a profit from selling his “disciples” artwork as his own or is actually teaching them bad techniques because he is envious of them surpassing him. possibly his “palace” will appear at an art studio/museum or something and represent a feudal palace.

In the later part of the trailer some people are talking about how “this organization” has nations worried and somone else saying “the organization” is giving the police a handful and “you’ll get erased if you stick your nose in too far.” The first guy might have been talking about the theives but why would nations outside of japan worry? And the second lady saying you will get erased if you stick your nose in too far sounds like she is warning our heroes. i think the first couple of bosses may just be accidents, people who have stumbled across whatever corrupted their hearts and created their palaces. but later we might come across an organization of influencial people who are using their power towards a certain goal and percieve the thieves as a threat. Morgana herself says “looks like were being targeted by some toublesom guys.”

I think our big villain for this game is teased right near the end of the trailer. its such a menacing scene that lasts a few seconds and im surprised no one has posted a pic or gif of it. i would but i dont know how to. Its the scene of somone walking slowly and menacingly up some steps that are a bunch of golden statues kneeling, whilst others are lined up along the steps worshiping the golden throne/sofa/desk at the top. and with each step a hiss and red smoke is released. if that doesnt speak evil i dont know what does.  

A possible theory i have on who this could be stems from the fact this is Persona’s 20th aniversary and how they are letting us no about it. Now im not saying this is the guy from the original 2 games (3 if u split persona 2 into two games) but im seeing the potential to reintroduce Nyarlathotep.  Look at the quick description of Nyarlathotep on the Shin megami wiki page on his previous appearences in persona 1 and 2:  “Nyarlathotep is described as the destructive side of Humanity’s collective unconscious, and as such, the living embodiment of Mankind’s collective evil; every thought, action or feeling that derives in experiencing the desire to bring harm to others or oneself in any form fuels Nyarlathotep’s existence. —- Throughout the series he employs the use of shadow selves of characters to accomplish his goals. —- Nyarlathotep is also capable of appearing as anyone he chooses.“ He could be the one behind eveything.

i have more theories on stuff that has been revealed today (havent even touched on the character information lol) but im so tired. ill post them another night. And i apologise if im repeating what others have already said or what has already been confirmed. loving that this tag is so busy again.