the only sign language i know

Girl Crush

A/N: Doing laundry yesterday, I listened to this song from Little Big Town. I have had this floating around in my head for the last few months and decided I finally had time to write it and it came easier than I expected. Thank you so much to my bestie @just-another-busy-fangirl for being my saving grace as well as my amazing beta, forever and always. I also want to thank @iwantthedean, for her constant support and encouragement even if I think it is crap. Love you both!

Warnings: Language, maybe? Flangsty AF, mentions of ‘wanting’ another woman, but if y’all have heard the song, you know what’s what, pining for Dean

WC: 2200-ish

Characters: Dean, Reader, Sam, Jenna, minor OC

“So get this,” Sam starts. “A woman is taken from her home, no forced entry and the only sign of struggle is the comforter hanging off the bed and a glass of water tipped over, and even that is a stretch.”

“So what are you thinking Sam?” I asked, setting plates on the table in front of him, then Dean.

“Probably just a crazy cat lady. Stupid cats knocked over the water,” Dean grumbled, taking a large sniff of the dinner I placed in front of him.

“I’m not sure yet. She is a funeral director and she had the weekend off. No one reported her missing until she failed to show for a viewing yesterday,” Sam explained. “It isn’t far from here, only up in Lincoln.”

“Oh, is that so?” Dean raised an eyebrow at his brother who only nodded a confirmation. “Well, let’s finish eating first. Wheels out in an hour?”

“Yeah, that gives me enough time to clean up the dishes, too,” I responded, returning to my meal.

“Oh, Sweetheart, I’ll help you with that,” Dean threw me a wink. Good thing I was sitting or my knees would have given out.

“You don’t have to do that, Dean. I can take care of it,” I mumbled, smiling sweetly. God, I wanted him to help. I wanted him to wrap those long, strong arms around me while I washed plates. I wanted to pretend to be annoyed with him, so he would just hold me tighter and longer.

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anonymous asked:

If you’re still taking prompts I would love to read more about the ‘mask doesn’t come off AU’ you teased :D

Well hello there anon! I don’t NORMALLY post things this unfinished, but since I did offer…! Hah. Here’s a little bit more from maskfic. I haven’t come close to finishing it - I think it’ll probably run in the range of 10-15k and be made up of 70% identity porn, 30% angst/horror. :O Maybe it’ll be my palate cleanser after I finish the first leg of The Night War ‘verse.

Here you go - hope you enjoy!


“Can you talk at all?”

The fingers of the mechanical arm — the only part of it that could move, restrained as he was — made a series of complicated movements, almost like a sign language. Steve’s eyes narrowed, and he waited for the team behind him to comment.

“No sign language we know, Cap, not ASL or Russian. JARVIS is checking.”

“I don’t know what that means, I’m sorry.” Telegraphing his motions, Steve slowly folded his hands together and let them hang between his knees. “Can you speak?”

Again, the Soldier looked at him, something desperate and wild there before his attention skittered away.

“Nod if you can, and shake your head if you can’t.” Steve performed the motions as he described them, for all the good it did since the Soldier wasn’t looking in his direction. “Can you speak?”

The soldier shook his head.

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After the success with the mongoose language, Taako, Lup, and Barry were given the unofficial role as crew linguists and translators. Every time the group encountered a world that spoke a different language - which was often enough - the three of them spent the first several months together figuring out the new puzzle. They were impressively successful, even when they had to improvise; one world communicated through clicks and noises that they couldn’t replicate with their voices, and they had to develop a system of claps, finger snaps, and whistles to make comparable sounds. One language was entirely whistles.

The result of these efforts is that Barry, Lup, and Taako are multilingual; they are also the only people on Faerun who can speak these languages fluently.

Kravitz is sitting in the kitchen, watching him cook while doing some paperwork at home instead of at the office. Taako is singing a simple song under his breath without thinking about it, and Kravitz is curious because it’s not familiar. He listens more closely and realizes he doesn’t know any of the words. He doesn’t even know the language.

When Taako and Lup want to talk about something (or someone) without being overheard, they pick any of a selection of different languages and do nothing else to hide what they’re talking about. Barry promises Kravitz that they’re never talking about him; eventually he also starts whispering translations to Kravitz, and Kravitz has to struggle not to laugh.

The whistle language proves useful for reaper business when the three of them have to communicate covertly from a distance. To the untrained ear, they just sound like birds; after they start using the whistles, the group becomes incredibly difficult to ambush and incredibly talented at ambushing in equal measure. (Roswell picks it up, and everyone agrees that they have the best accent.)

Eventually, Taako arranges classes to teach some of the languages at his and Ren’s school. But only some of them - some languages are just for the family.

Taako promises to teach Kravitz because he shouldn’t be left out of conversations; it’s a slow process, but they have so much time. Taako starts with a language made entirely of hand gestures. Sometimes when the morning is too quiet to break the silence or Taako is too lost in his head to say much, he presses a single gesture into Kravitz’ hand.

Why You Should Read/Watch Gangsta

1. Ethnically Diverse Cast

Gangsta takes place in the fictional city of Ergastulum and it is where the main subjects of the story, Twilights -or Tags- try to coexist with humans. And due to things such as prison overcrowding and becoming home to refugees, the city became a very populated and diverse place and you can see things such as interracial couples and even important characters that are POC/ mixed such as:

Nicolas Brown (mixed- Asian/White)

Alex Benedetto (mixed- Black/Asian)

Galahad Woehor (black)

Doug (mixed- Black/???)

Worick Arcangelo (white)

Yang (Chinese)

2. Disabled Main Character That Kicks Major Ass

One of the main characters, Nicolas Brown, is deaf and often communicates using sign language (and on occasions, he will talk though his voice is distorted and slurred).

However, despite Nicolas being deaf, this guy will easily kick someone’s ass all over town with his katana.

In fact, that’s what he’s most known for: being able to kick someone’s ass even though he can’t hear a thing. Making him notorious throughout the streets of Ergastulum.

There’s also another male main character, Worick Arcangelo, who only has one eye and is sight-impaired because of it. He doens’t let it get to him though and his disability doesn’t make him any less threatening than Nicolas and Ergastulum also knows to fear the one-contract holding normal who’s apart of the Benriya Trio.

3. Badass Female Characters  

Probably one of the top reasons you should ever consider this series– the female characters are amazing. Despite some of the girl’s large busts, they aren’t being used for just plain fanservice and actually bring something to the show with varying aspects.

We have Alex, a former prostitute who suffers from PTSD,

but she is brave and won’t let her inability to fight stop her from jumping in to help her friends, even against people who are clearly stronger than her.

Loretta, one of the most accomplished girls in the story at a young age –15 to be precise– who is the leader of her own mafia family. She has men to do her bidding and to use at her disposal, but she blatantly refuses to sacrifice them and let them die needlessly– so she joins the fight too.

Connie, even when out numbered and overpowered due to her status as a normal(human)– she fights. She isn’t indestructible and she isn’t strong, but that’s exactly what makes Connie a powerhouse. She doesn’t step down and her willpower to survive and protect the people she cherishes most is outstanding.

And this is only to name a few of the beautiful women that grace this series (and the ones that aren’t even Twilights). 

4. Accurate Use of Japanese Sign Language

Though this possibly should have gone after reason number two, I digress. Another good reason to start looking at Gangsta is the fact that legitimate sign language is used and could be even be educational in the fact that you can practice reading it.

However, keep in mind that this Japanese Sign Language, so for those who already know some form of sign language– here’s a chance to pick up another type just in case you might actually be heading to Japan and encounter a person who knows it.

5. A LGBTQA Couple

Though not much has been explored on these two characters, Gina Paulklee and Ginger are two Twilight women that happen to be in an implied relationship with one another. Heavily so.

So if you want a series with an actual lesbian couple that isn’t just yuri-exclusive and it’s ACTUALLY canon, Gangsta is the series for you.

6. Nina

Nina is possibly one of the most precious characters in Gangsta and a constant ray of sunshine when things get too dark. She’s a nurse-in-training who works for a gruff doctor named Theo and is a very open-minded, gentle person who doesn’t discriminate people due to colour or species.

She’s not portrayed as a weak little girl either and will jump in a surgery as fast as possible, getting info as she prepares.

Also, Nina and Nicolas’s uncle/brother-niece/sister relationship is one of the most endearing and adorable things ever.

7. Delico

Another precious child who must be protected at all costs and is a total bae. (His tarot card representation is the hanged man like Kaneki, you know he needs a protection squad!)

8. Just An Interesting Series In General

Gangsta takes an interesting twist on things like discrimination with it’s dog tag wearing characters called Twilights and the mafia. The diverse cast of characters extends past the fact that they are different races and delve into deeper things like, what past events shaped up their current personality or reasons that lead to make certain decisions with their lives even if it wasn’t the best choice.

The girl characters are used for more than fanservice and there are more than just hetero couples, LGBTQA and interracial couples all included.

While this may be a phrase used to describe many other anime/manga, Gangsta is a series that is taking the otaku community by a storm due to bringing what other, more mainstream stories, fail to include in their storylines and Kohsuke is doing a wonderful job with it.

So at the very least, check out the first chapter or episode of Gangsta and give it a chance because this is a series that is worth a try.

The Tea is Decaf

[ao3]

3.7k words
Dean/Cas, Sam/Eileen
Based on this text post

Castiel just barely slips out the door into the hallway and turns the knob as he closes it so the latch doesn’t make a sound. The light is always on in the hallway, and Dean always wakes up if too much of it pours into his room, so Castiel has mastered the art of slipping through the smallest space possible.

He breathes a sigh of relief once he’s in the hallway.

A small voice to his right lets out an amused laugh. He turns to see a particularly tiny woman wearing a very large plaid shirt and nothing else. Well, he supposes she could be wearing shorts under the shirt. It really is very big on her.

“You must be Castiel,” she says rather loudly, mispronouncing his name just slightly.

He walks over to her with a finger to his lips.

She puts her hand over her mouth in embarrassment before signing, I’m deaf.

Castiel mouths an “oh” before dropping his head and laughing. He then pops his head back up fast and mouths, “Are you Eileen?”

She nods eagerly and signs, You’ve heard about me?

Sam has mentioned you a few times, he signs back. He says you’re a very good hunter.

Her face lights up. You’re damn right I am. Still, that’s very sweet of him.

So, are you two…? Castiel looks back toward Sam’s room and then down at Eileen’s shirt.

Eileen’s eyes widen in embarrassment. He’s asleep. I was just going to the bathroom.

I was heading to the kitchen for a cup of tea. Would you like some?

Is there caffeine in it?

Not at 4 in the morning.

Eileen smiles and gives him a thumbs up before moving past him toward the bathroom. Castiel watches her go for a second before it hits him.

He looks down at his plain black t-shirt and too-small boxer briefs and wonders if Eileen could tell that these clothes aren’t his. And that he came out of Dean’s room instead of one of the countless other extra bedrooms in the bunker.

By the time Eileen pads into the kitchen, Castiel has two mugs ready with decaf teabags in them and he’s standing at the stove staring at the pot so he can pull it off the burner before it whistles.

It’s only a minute longer before Cas pours the water into the mugs and takes a seat across from Eileen at the kitchen table.

You’re an angel, aren’t you? Eileen asks as her tea steeps.

Castiel nods as he takes a drink.

Does that mean you don’t sleep?

Sometimes I do. I didn’t feel like it tonight.

Is Dean good in bed?

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College AU Part 1

written by @krispetrimberly @luraelis @wondergays @wayhauhgt @catyz101 @penvision

-The rangers all enroll in university together the fall after they graduate high school

-Jason majors in marine biology

-He used to go on fishing trips with his dad and was fascinated by the different species of fish

-Billy majors in mechanical engineering

-Zack majors in archeology

-The group finds this ironic since he was the one to completely destroy the glass wall

-Kim majors in kinesiology

-Trini majors in art and minors in women’s studies

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lillysweetdreams  asked:

tell us about your hoh taako headcanon!!!!!!

I mean if u insist lmao

  • taako got really sick when he was a kid and as an impoverished homeless orphan he proooobably didn’t get as much healthcare as he should have, and his hearing was pretty much shot afterwards 
  • he mostly has a hard time distinguishing between sounds especially in a busy environment 
  • a lot of his kind of aloof ‘i don’t give a shit’ temperament stems from him just not knowing what the fuck is going on so he kind of makes that part of his image?
  • lup is really good and supportive though 
  • they develop the most scrumbled together pidgin sign language from like a few signs they made up themselves, plus little bits of elven sign language and like different dialects from a bunch of different deaf adventurers they’ve met over the like 50 years of living on the road
  • which ends up being super useful during the stolen century because it’s way easier to develop a visual language than to try to develop or learn a spoken one when the other party doesn’t have the same vocal cord arrangement. this is definitely how they figure out the animal language in the first year 
  • the rest of the ipre gradually catches on. barry’s first bc he hangs out with them a lot in the first year and realises they’re gossiping and he wants in on it so he kind of tries to figure it out himself.
    • (he really only figures out what his name is and then calls them out when they start talking about him)
    • (his name is just jeans)
  • and post voidfish taako is pleasantly surprised when his new boss and colleagues know the very specific sign language he pretty much made up himself. surprised and also weirded out
    • so does this red robe dude? i mean much apprec’d on the interpretation but also what the fuck?????
  • I’m sure there are useful spells to improve hearing that he’d either use or straight up invent himself (and i believe transmutation would be the school they’d be in, too)
    • “hello sir I want to tell you about my day” “oh yeah sounds great ango lemme just *turns off fantasy hearing aids* okay yeah go for it”
Language App Availability Master Post

This is a list of all the languages available in the 3 major multi-platform language learning apps.

Duolingo (1 course is the most)
Memrise (Courses vary from Community made courses to Memrise made courses. Memrise-made courses have 7 courses at the most, community courses are infinite.)
Mango Languages (4 Units is the most)

·See end of post for pros and cons of each app·

✔= Yes
❌ = No

[AS OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2017] [THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE DUOLINGO INCUBATOR LANGUAGES]


·AFRIKAANS·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·ALBANIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·ARABIC·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: Includes dialects ⭕Egyptian (1 Unit)
⭕ Iraqi (4 Units)
⭕ Levantine (2 Units)
⭕ MSA (4 Units and 2 special chapters)

·ARMENIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·ASL·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·AZERBAIJANI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·BASQUE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·BELARUSIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·BENGALI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·BOSNIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·BULGARIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·BURMESE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·CANTONESE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Includes Cantonese Jyutping, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·CATALAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·CHEROKEE·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·CHINESE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Includes dialects-
⭕ Mandarin (3 Memrise courses)
⭕ Traditional (Community Courses)
⭕ Spoken Mandarin Only (Community Courses)
✔ Mango Languages: Mandarin- 2 Units and 2 Special Chapters

·CROATIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·CZECH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·DANISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses made by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·DARI·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·DUTCH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses made by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·DZONGKHA·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·ESPERANTO·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·ESTONIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·FAROESE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·FARSI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses ✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units

·FINNISH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·FLEMISH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·FRENCH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: Dialects-
⭕ France: 2 Units and 2 Special Chapters
⭕ Canada: 4 Units

·FRENCH SIGN LANGUAGE (LSF)·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·GEORGIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·GERMAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units and 1 special chapter

·GREEK·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Dialects-
⭕ Ancient (Community Courses)
⭕ Greece (Community Courses)
✔ Mango Languages: Dialects-
⭕ Greece (2 Units)
⭕ Ancient (1 Unit)
⭕ Koine (1 Unit)

·GREENLANDIC·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·HAITIAN CREOLE·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·HAKKA·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·HAWAIIAN·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·HEBREW·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: Dialects-
⭕ Hebrew: 1 Unit
⭕ Biblical Hebrew: 1 Unit

·HINDI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·HUNGARIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·ICELANDIC·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·IGBO·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Units

·INDONESIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·IRISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit and 1 Special Chapter

·ITALIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units and 3 Special Chapters

·JAPANESE·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Variants-
⭕ 3 Courses by Memrise
⭕ Community Courses
⭕ 3 No Script courses by Memrise
⭕ Kanji (Community Course)
✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units and 2 Special Chapters

·JAVANESE·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·KAZAKH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·KHMER·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·KOREAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·KURDISH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·KYRGYZ·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·LADIN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·LATIN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·LATVIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·LITHUANIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·LUXEMBOURGISH·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·MACEDONIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·MALAY·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·MALAYALAM·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·MALTESE·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·MAORI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·MARATHI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·MONGOLIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·NEPALI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·NORWEGIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·OCCITAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·PASHTO·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·PIRATE DIALECT·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Units

·POLISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Units

·PORTUGUESE·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Dialects-
⭕ Portugal (7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses)
⭕ Brazil (7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses)
✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units and 3 Special Chapters

·PUNJABI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·ROMANIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·RUSSIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 2 Units and 2 Special Chapters

·SANSKRIT·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·SCOTTISH GAELIC·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·SERBIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·SHAKESPEARE ENGLISH·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·SHANGHAINESE·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·SLOVAK·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·SLOVENIAN·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·SOMALI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·SPANISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Dialects-
⭕ Mexico (7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses)
⭕ Spain (7 Courses by Memrise)
✔ Mango Languages: Dialects-
⭕ Latin America (2 Units and 5 special chapters)
⭕ Spain (4 Units and 2 special chapters)

·SWAHILI·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·SWEDISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·TAGALOG·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·TAMIL·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·TELUGU·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·THAI·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·TURKISH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: 7 Courses by Memrise, Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·TUVAN·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·UKRAINIAN·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·URDU·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Course
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·UZBEK·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·VIETNAMESE·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
✔ Mango Languages: 1 Unit

·WELSH·
✔ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Courses
❌ Mango Languages

·YIDDISH·
❌ Duolingo
❌ Memrise
✔ Mango Languages: 4 Units

·ZULU·
❌ Duolingo
✔ Memrise: Community Course
❌ Mango Languages


If you’re new to language learning, you’ve never heard of one or more of the above apps, or you want to know which app would be best for you, consult the guide below.


DUOLINGO: Quality above Quantity

Pros:
⭕ Clean Interface
⭕ Totally free
⭕ You feel fine when you see an Ad because of how free everything is
⭕ Premium is available and takes away Ads and makes offline courses available for a price
⭕ Speech in some courses
⭕ You can join a club of people, or make your own with your friends
⭕ Streak Saver for if you are too busy to practice but still want to keep a streak
⭕ Good for learning the basics of a language for school
⭕ Good for learning the basics of a language for work
⭕ Very Good as a starting point
⭕ Tips & Notes (Helps with grammar) can be really helpful
⭕ You can contribute to making a course as long as you speak both languages involved
⭕ Forums
⭕ Reminder Notifications
⭕Tinycards (A flashcard app made by Duolingo) is FINALLY ON ANDROID IT IS TIME TO P A R T Y ⭕ I hear Chatbots are good (BUT I WOULDN’T KNOW BECAUSE IT’S NOT ON ANDROID DANGET)

Cons:

🔴 Tips & Notes is only on the Website
🔴 Takes a long while for courses because they’re made by contributors
🔴 When a course is quicker than usual it’s usually because Duolingo pushed the contributors to make it and it ends up slightly half-assed
🔴 Duolingo accepts languages based on their demand, so lesser-known languages aren’t accepted
🔴 Can’t delete courses through the mobile site
🔴 Chatbots (An AI that talks to you in your target language made by Duolingo) is only available on iOS
🔴 If they release a date for something to be out, it’s usually released a lot later than that (TinyCards was due on Android a month or so after it was released on iOS, it finally came out in September 2017)

All in all, if you’re a student, new to languages, or need to learn a language for work; this is the app for you.

If you’re wanting to expand your vocabulary (outside of casual phrases), you’re intermediate in your target language, or you want to learn grammar; this app isn’t for you.


MEMRISE: Quantity over Quality

Pros:
⭕ Memrise-made courses
⭕ A lot of courses available
⭕ Not just for Languages
⭕ Usually at least 200 words in each Memrise-made course
⭕ A lot of languages available if you don’t care about the quality
⭕ The most words I’ve seen in a course is 2750
⭕ Good for expanding your vocabulary
⭕ Good for starting out
⭕ Many lesser-known languages
⭕ Reminder Notifications (Report for training, Dojo!)
⭕ Space themed
⭕ Some community made courses are really good.
⭕ Sound in the Memrise-made courses, sometimes sound in the community made courses
⭕ Anyone can make a course about pretty much anything
⭕ Mems (Pictures to help you remember the word)
⭕ No Ads
⭕ Premium is available and adds courses like Difficult Words (Helps with words you’ve had the most difficulty with), Listening Skills (Helps with listening skills) and Meet the Natives (Videos of native speakers), Chat with AIs in your target language (Only available on some courses), Offline courses, and Grammar bot that helps with grammar (Only available on some courses) for a price
⭕ Okay without Premium
⭕ Good for students and workers
⭕ As long as you know your target languages grammar, you’re set on a Standard account
⭕ Teaches the alphabet along with vocabulary
⭕ Forums

Cons:

🔴 Prices are expensive for people who are broke or can’t pay the $129.99 lifetime fee.
🔴 Not a very clean interface (imo)
🔴 Some people think it’s on the way out
🔴 Some community Courses aren’t that good
🔴 the ratio of Memrise Courses to Community Courses is probably 1:300
🔴 No grammar unless you get premium
🔴 (imo) They try too hard to beat out Duolingo. Instead of adding Grammar, Tips, or Comments (On mobile, idk about website) they add interface updates and change things about the home screen.

All in all, if you’re starting out, want to learn more vocabulary, or you have to learn for school or work; this app is for you.

If you want to learn grammar, need help from others often, or you don’t want a very technical app; this app isn’t for you.

Pretty much if Duolingo and Memrise were computers, Memrise would be PC and Duolingo would be Mac.


Mango Languages: Need to learn grammar? I gotchu fam

I don’t know much about Mango Languages because I only got it recently.
From what I’ve seen by answering 2 whole questions on the Android app, this is what I concur.

Pros:
⭕ It highlights each word so you know which is which
⭕ Good for practicing speech
⭕ Teaches Grammar (!!!!!!)
⭕ No Ads
⭕ Many languages
⭕ I think they all have sound
⭕ Special Chapters teach special things depending on the language (i.e. Zodiac chapter for Chinese course etc.)
⭕ Teaches phrases (I wouldn’t like this if it wasn’t for the fact they teach grammar)
⭕ Clean interface
⭕ Seems to be mainly for conversational language.
⭕ Lady narrates everything so you can follow along easily

Cons:
🔴 Your local library pays for a subscription to Mango Languages, which will unlock the website/app for you. This is really bad, because if you live in a small town, or even live in a big town that doesn’t have subscriptions; you have to pay to unlock the site.
🔴 Doesn’t teach alphabets
🔴 Not a ‘press this button if you think the answer is this’ kind of app. You just go through slides and speak into the app and it tells you if you’re right or not.

All in all, if you want to learn grammar, the skeleton of the language, have another source for learning alphabets, and you have a good library; this app is for you.

If you want to widen your vocabulary, you have a sucky library, no money, and you’re only going to be using this app by itself; this app isn’t for you.


IMO, it’s best to get all 3.
With Duolingo helping you with basics, Memrise helping your vocabulary and Mango helping with grammar, you’re set.

Quotes for the signs
  • Aries : "You can love a monster, it can even love you back, but that doesn’t change its nature."
  • Taurus : "I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill."
  • Gemini : "You are damaged and broken and unhinged. But so are shooting stars and comets."
  • Cancer : "And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in."
  • Leo : "I am destroying myself so other people can’t and it’s the worst kind of control but it’s the only form I know."
  • Virgo : "I exist too much, I feel too much, think too much. Reality is crushing the life out of me."
  • Libra : “You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”
  • Scorpio : “The monsters were never under my bed. Because the monsters were inside my head.”
  • Sagittarius : "She had a passionate longing for the garden, the darkness, the pure sky, the stars."
  • Capricorn : "I’m a sad collection of maybes and almost."
  • Aquarius : "I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."
  • Pisces : "She liked to disappear, even when she was in the same room as other people. It was a talent, as it was a curse."
Signs your TC may like you

“He likes me, he likes me not…”

Before you read this I just want to let you guys know that this is purely for curious and for entertaining reasons; only for the purpose of helping some tcers. So regardless you should NEVER pursue a romantic relationship with your TC while you’re still in school.

Body Language
- He leans towards you whenever you are sitting close to one another
- He rarely turns his back on you
- Has his feet pointed and angled towards you
- Fixes/grooms himself when he sees you (dress to impress)
- Finds an excuse to touch you (e.g. - hugs, high fives, playful punches on the shoulder, etc.)
- He may mimic or imitate your actions
- Prefers to be near you/comes around you a lot
- Acts different towards you (nicer/playful/generous, really depends on personality)
- Will do things to try and make you laugh and stay positive
- He will offer you support
- He would want to be there during important events you may be having
- Smiles a lot and looks at you keenly
- Will try to catch your eye
- May hover around your desk or walk by it a couple times more often than others
- May blush when you’re around, especially the ears
- He may give you small gifts

Eye Contact
- Maintains eye contact during class or when talking to you
- May look away quickly when you catch him staring at you
- His eyes would flicker towards you when he’s made a joke in class
- His pupils may dilate when he talks to you or sees you
- He may look at you when you exit/enter a room filled with people

Verbal
- He might tease you a lot (may be a sign especially if he doesn’t tease other girls)
- He initiates conversation
- He compliments you on your appearance
- He congratulates you especially when you haven’t achieved anything that big
- Keeps a connection with you on social media (e.g. - commenting/liking posts, messaging you, etc.)
- Asks how you are or how your day was especially when he doesn’t do that often
- Is concerned about you
- He doesn’t want anyone to offend you or insult you in his presence, he would defend you at any cost
- He is less likely to allow you return back something you have borrowed before
- He may have a nickname for you
- He says or behaves like he misses you or have been gone for a while/when you’re about to leave
- He will comfort and help you
- He would want to know more about you
- He will offer you unecessary help to impress or keep you happy
- May try to impress you by humble bragging
- Lowers his voice when he talks to you
- May call on you during class a lot even without you raising your hand
- Shows interest in the things you do
- He may commend you to the class
- May write comments on your test papers

Nervousness
- He may nervously laugh when you’re around
- Would get sweaty palms/subtly sweat in general when you’re near
- Fidgets when you’re around
- He may take deep breaths
- Rubs the back of his neck
- Becomes quiet around you when he’s mostly talkative to other people
- Has the ‘deer in the headlights look’ when he sees you

Around People
- He may try to make you jealous by flirting with other girls and may look at you while doing so
- May seem jealous when you are with other guys
- His friends may joke/ tease him or smile/smirk when they see you
- May be nice to your friends

This is just the gist of it, a few signs may not be applicable to some TC’s depending on their personality. Though this mostly addresses the male TC’s, some signs may also be applicable to female TC’s.
I hope this helps!! However this does not mean I’m promoting a teacher/student relationship, and by all means I ask of you to not pursue one while you’re still in school!!

Alien learns about Sign Language

[I saw some obvious errors and other confusing stuff and here is a better version]

Zort loved to learn about humans and has read many stories about humans, including about humans and body language https://humans-are-seriously-weird.tumblr.com/post/159843811389/humans-are-space-orcs-with-pack-bonding-and

Zort has been studying human for years and finally gets to meet many humans at a human held conference about alien relationships.

Zort is excited, he learned of things like the “shrugs,” “smiles,” and even “glances.” So he can understand human better at the conference or as the human call it “Con.”

At the first day of the “Con,” Zort going to meet up with his designated liaison “Susan,” to start the day.

At the first panel on “Foods most species can consume.” Zort see a person standing to the side of the table at the front. As the people speak, that person make many hand motions.
Zort doesn’t understand this body language. He know of several uses of hands to communication, but this goes far beyond that. The person hand and arms move around a lot and touch their head and make motions around their head and chest and out. Zort was so fascinated he didn’t pay attention to the panel.

After the panel, Zort turns to Susan and ask “What was that person standing to the side doing? Their movement is more than what I know of the “body language” of humans.”

Susan does the face that Zort has learned means “confused, not understanding, puzzlement.” then her face changed to “understand, enlightenment.” and Susan says “Oh, right, as the panel went on, I forgot she was there. She is a sign language interpreter. She take what is spoken and translated into sign language so that deaf or hard of hearing people in the audience can understand.”

Zort “Deaf? Hard of hearing? There are being here who are like that? Being who are like that can only communicate through writing. The movement mean words?!”
Susan “Yes, the movement means words. They can communicate with writing, but when in a group it easier if some people can translate it into sometimes easier. It is a whole language using just hands.”
Susan holds up her right appendage and curls down the two fingers farthest from the thumb and with the two fingers closest and holding them together, brings them to the thumb. This means “No.”

moves her hands into a fist and moves the fist up and down “Yes.”

“Without moving the fist, just the hand like this means the letter A.” and B is… Wow, it’ s been a long time since I learned the sign language alphabet.”

Susan “Why don’t I see if the sign language interpreter would be willing to speak with you?”

Zort said “Yes, please let me speak with her.” Then remembered that nodding with one head can mean “Yes.” and to show eagerness and moved its large head up and down many times to show how much he wanted this. Which causes several being around to move a little away from Zort.

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For @ask-caroline-salvatore…reader is Tony’s daughter as requested. Enjoy!

The elevator ‘dinged’ as you and Tony Stark–who just happened to be your biological dad–reached your floor. To say you were nervous was an absolute understatement. It had only been a little over 28 hours of knowing your dad and the butterflies had yet to settle.

The two of you stepped off the elevator only to be greeted by shouts of ‘surprise’! Out of habit, you jumped a tad bit backwards. You heard Tony, er-your dad, laughing right next to you. Getting your bearings a bit, you glanced around the floor. Your body language shifted as you saw the rest of the Avengers and Rhodey standing under a ‘It’s A Girl’ sign. You looked to your dad. He was beaming.

“A little underwhelming, isn’t it?” he started to ramble, “I was planning on hosting a city-wide party with some more fireworks and maybe let you fly around in a suit for a little bit-”
“It’s perfect,” you interrupted, placing your hand on his arm, “Thank you.”

You wrapped your arms around his neck as you hugged him. Due to the position, you missed the wide smile he was sporting. He still couldn’t believe he was a dad, a father. The two of you pulled back. You both turned to the other Avengers. Though shy, you made your way to them.

“It’s nice to finally meet you all,” you started, “My dad kept telling me about how great you guys are.”
“That doesn’t sound good,” Rhodey teased, “It’s wonderful to meet you, Y/N. You’re more than welcome to consider me your godfather.”

He winked as Tony slung his arm around you. He was still sporting that wonderful gleam.

“Are you kidding? You’re gonna be like her uncle,” Tony corrected, “You all are…except for Nat. You’ll probably be more like an older sister.”
You chuckled. “Dad, it’s probably better if we just let the relationships happen.”
He grinned. “She called me dad,” he stated, “Did you hear that?”
Steve laughed. “We all heard it Stark.”
“I don’t suppose it’s time for cake?” Banner casually suggested.
“Yes! We must celebrate this reunion!” Thor bellowed.
“Did you have to yell so loudly?” Clint asked, scratching his ear.
“I apologize, Barton,” Thor apologized in a lower tone.
Nat smirked. “C’mon Clint. Help me with the cake.”

You smiled to yourself. You were more than sure you’d like it here with your dad…and the little slightly dysfunctional family that came with it.

Perma-tags: @dontbeamenacetotheforce @ttelesilla @jumperswellies @caitsymichelle13 @myplaceofthingsilove
Marvel tag: @ladysigyn221

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AU where Danny is Mute

Except he can still do the ghostly wail because that’s not his voice screaming, it’s his soul

But mostly I just want Danny angrily signing at ghosts and they completely understand him because ghosts understand all languages, not only spoken ones. 

And then he is both offended and pleased when they respond like he’s just talking, and can somehow still ‘listen’ to his signing even when his back is turned. 

ASL Puns 

A very sneaky child who takes online spanish courses in college and cheats hardcore by just turning into a ghost when he needs to do the listening tests. There’s no one around. No one would know. Easy credits. 

Wait a second. 

Universal-Translator ghost power also means he could just stare at computer programming - C#, for instance, and just… read what it’s all supposed to do. He finds your comma errors because it’s the only part that doesn’t read smoothly. 

Tucker getting into high-level programming college classes and insists Danny reads over his code when he gets super stuck, because to Danny is just looks like plain english with maybe some weird syntax where Tucker decided ‘fuck all’ and started naming things ‘turdbong’ and ‘helicopterdicking’ and ‘dankmemer’

pallette 79

(I’ve started a little “series” thing. I’ve got ideas for all of the Potter-Malfoy kids and I’ll be releasing drawings and headcanons of them. I hope you enjoy!! I’d advise that you go look at the other kid’s stuff to avoid confusion)

The next of the Potter-Malfoy kids I’d like to introduce you to is Eltanin

  • It was May of 2006, and Eudora was about 4-5 months along with Alsafi when Harry opened the front door to find a baby snoozing on his doorstep. 
  • The baby looked newly born, with tufts of hair on his head, two patches of which, Harry noticed, were bright white.
  • With the shock of it all, Harry dropped a quite heavy bag he had been planning to bring with him to work
  • It made a loud thunk right next to the baby + harry just winced expecting to hear shrieks of crying
  • but the baby was silent
  • Harry ofc immediately hurried him inside to make sure he was warm and alive with no obvious problems.
  • and that’s when the baby began to wail 
  • It’s crying echoed through the house, loud enough to wake up the whole house. (8 y/o Teddy, 4 y/o twins, 2 y/o Cassiopeia and of course, nearly 26 y/o Draco)
  • Harry wasn’t able to quiet the baby + was v scared that perhaps the baby was in pain or had some sort of medical issue.
  • So, Draco stumbles down stairs + before he sees the baby he’s yawning and asking why Cassiopeia is shrieking that loudly 
  • … and then he freezes. that baby is not Cassiopeia. He’s much smaller, and much darker. 
  • he’s only frozen for a grand total of 2 seconds before he starts to freak out
  • “whO’S BABY IS THAT?! WHY DO YOU HAVE A BABY ?! OH GOD. HARRY DID YOU STEAL A BABY?!” 
  • + for just a hot, terrifying second, Draco looks around expecting to find Eudora. But no, this wasn’t their baby, Alsafi. It was too big to be so premature.
  • Harry , still trying to rock the baby attempts to calmly explain that no, he did not steal a baby
  •  In the wee hours of this morning, Draco + Harry are running around trying to figure out what to do.
  • They finally get the baby to quiet down in Draco’s arms, while Harry sits across from him. 
  • Draco’s looking down at the boy and with a jolt, sees that his eyes are open. and he just kind of… gaps down at him. 
  • “…harry… his eyes… one’s- one’s bright blue.” He just whispers distractedly and bit concerned. 
  • He generally wouldn’t be concerned about Heterochromia, but the fact that this boy did not seem to be able to genetically have any shade of blue eyes worried him 
  • perhaps he had been cursed and left to them?
  • Harry comes over too and stares down at the infant. Something is itching at the back of brain
  •  “We have to take him to St. Mungo’s don’t we?” 
  • So they send a fire message to Molly to come watch the kids while before flooing over to St. Mungos.
  • Mediwitches take the boy and inspect him, all while Draco and Harry wait in another room, anxious.
  • They’re eventually told that the boy is a newborn and looks to have “Moderate Sedendum Syndrome” which the muggles call “Type II Waardenburg Syndrome.”
  • The boy is permanently deaf and has pigmentation issues. The only major concern is that they need to watch him for Kidney and Pulmonary Artery Abnormalities, but he should be fine. 
  • The mediwitch also shows them that a boy had been written on on his stomach, leaving a message that his parents did not want him because of his condition (in which, they thought it a curse) and that they left it with Draco and Harry because they’re “collecting kids anyway? What’s one more?”
  • This message later leaves Hermione to make the note that the baby’s parents are probably purebloods, as they didn’t think it could be a mundane defect
  • Harry gently scrubs it off with his own hands, feeling a bit angry and protective over the boy already 
  • Then starts the long and complicated meetings with the Social work department of the Ministry. + the long conversations over whether or not they should keep the boy, especially with a son already on the way.
  • They end up deciding to send him to the “international foster home” I mentioned before bc two newborn babies to take care of in the span of 5 months didn’t seem like something they could realistically handle with all their children.
  • but that night neither of them can sleep, and in their guts it just feels right to take the boy in. because over all the time trying to figure out what to do with him, they had both been thinking about things like names, and what his room would look like and whether Anita would share with him or not. What house he would be in. What kind of magic he would do.
  • So they take him (bc shit, their first children were twins, they could do this) and name him Eltanin (Lucius). and get him fitted for hearing aids (cute little ones with nifflers on them) 
  • They begin to teach the other kids sign language immediately, learning themselves constantly, so that by the time Eltanin is 6 months old, they can start working with him on it. 
  • they also try to anticipate his future life, Hogwarts and beyond that. 
  • they meet with lots of people. deaf wizards and muggles as well as parents of deaf wizards and muggles. speech therapists. doctors. specialists. anyone who can give them a full view. (one of these people happen to be Theodore Nott, who had recently had a son who was born with profound hearing loss)
  • They had a few main questions: Should they encourage him to learn to speak and sign at the same time? Can he even learn to speak with profound hearing loss? Should he get a cochlear implant or not? Should he not go to Hogwarts and instead go to a school for the deaf, where he could feel more culturally intact? 
  • In short, it all boils down to, how much will his deafness affect his life?
  • They decide to go ahead with a witch speech therapist, specifically trained to deal with children with profound hearing loss. 
  • They want him to learn to speak and sign, but were advised not to invest in a cochlear implant, because Eltanin may not want it in the future. He could go to Hogwarts, but should probably have regular contact with other deaf wizards. Which means lots of playdates with Hyacinthus Nott.
  • he’s not a crier, or a complainer, or a tantrum thrower.
  • He’ll cry if he needs something and stops when he gets it. If he falls, he asks for a bandaid and moves on. If he’s upset he hides it.
  • As Eltanin gets older this concerns Harry greatly. He begins to tell Eltanin when he’s 5 that he can come to Harry if he’s upset. That he won’t be mad or judge him if that’s what he’s worried about. That it’s okay to be upset, it’s okay to show that sometimes, even if they aren’t your shining and most proud moments.
  • But Eltanin is happy kid. He’s very bubbly and one that jokes around a lot
  • but he’s also sassy. Like.. too sassy for his own good. He’s a back talker and frequent sarcasm user. (He signs sarcastically, I mean. no one even knows how he manages it) 
  • He insists on continuing the whole “niffler hearing aids” thing for his entire life bc this boy is obsessed with extremely random things
  • He loves nifflers, finds them fascinating. and the Goblin Rebellions? Don’t even get him started. He also likes Korean Wizard rock bands that Harry constantly dad jokes him about
  • Though he and Alsafi are only 7 months apart, they end up going into separate years bc of the August cut off and Eltanin never lets him forget it. “I am your older brother, therefore my clear authority over you dictates that…”
  • He gets to Hogwarts and the hat takes a very long time to decide. Is he a Gryffindor or is he Ravenclaw or …”Slytherin!” 
  • Eltanin was well liked by his housemates, who immediately learned sign language for him. Even the Slytherins who didn’t know Eltanin learned to sign
  • It eventually got to the point of being a tradition in the Slytherin house, which was upheld for many decades past Eltanin being there.
  • (Around 12 Eltanin’s hair turned completely white, which his housemates thought was super cool.)
  • Everything seemed amazing for Eltanin and the other kids but, at this point people started to talk. 
  • Those who went through the war and knew what Draco Malfoy did. Those who were so anti-dark wizard that they couldn’t believe- didn’t believe - that Harry Potter, savior of the wizarding world, could really marry Draco Malfoy of his own free will, in his right mind. and on the other hand, why would Draco Malfoy want to marry and have kids with Harry Potter anyway? Not to mention, they were turning out mostly Slytherin children…
  • It was still only whispers and rumors and conspiracy, still things whispered behind hands and laughed at by most. The kids were teased sometimes, something Teddy always put a stop to.
  • .. until about a year later when Rita Skeeter released a 962 page book. “Draco Malfoy’s Dark Secret” 
  • It outlined (with plenty of extremely convincing evidence) how Draco is continually slipping Harry love potions in order to trap him, and is now taking in children to brainwash and turn into soldiers, “or worse, experiment on”. It painted Harry as a tragic victim and their kids as possibly dangerous.
  • To the general public this accusation seemed extremely far fetched and completely silly. Some saying it “worthy of the Lovegoods” until they read it.
  • When Draco and Harry got a copy in their hands, they were sure that if they hadn’t been them, they would have a hard time not believing this theory, with all the evidence they’d no idea how Rita acquired. 
  • Ron even half believed it. Harry caught him checking a mug of coffee Draco had made for him, and tried to ask Harry if he was sure of what was going on. 
  • Harry had just snatched the drink away and gulped it down, looking Ron straight in the eye and refusing to speak to him for days. 
  • It was the kids who took the brunt of it really. Teddy had graduated and the Slytherins were the only ones who took up for them.
  • It got so bad that Sirius ended up taking refuge, sleeping in turns in her sibling’s beds and studying between breaks in the Slytherin common room. 
  • It began to be a normal sight to see red and gold Sirius sitting in their common room.
  • Rita’s book was even banned in Hogwarts in an attempt to help the kids.
  • Harry and Draco had to keep holed up inside, with Ginny bringing the necessities.
  • It was interestingly Neville who came to the aid of Harry. With the help of Luna and Hannah, he put together a book with interviews, pictures and stories from anyone who knew Harry and Draco well.
  •  Rolf, Hermione, Ron, Dean, Seamus, Pavarti and Padma, all the Weasleys, Dennis Creevey, Eltanin’s speech therapist, Narcissa and Lucius, Andromeda, Hagrid, Professors Mcgonagall, Sprout, Slughorn and Flitwick, Eleanora, various Mediwitches and healers. Mrs Figg, Cho Chang, Viktor Krum, Gabrielle Delacor, and even Blaise, Pansy, Theodore and their spouses showed up to help. 
  • The book was exactly 963 pages and was simply labeled “the Truth About the Potter-Malfoy Family” 
  • It didn’t exactly cause the Potter-Malfoys to be considered a group angels, but it did finally quiet the craziness Rita had started.
  • Eltanin had a relatively normal Hogwarts-career after that fiasco.
  • He’s the only of the kids that didn’t play quidditch, but you bet your ass he was out there with their names on hid forehead whenever they played.
  • Eltanin is a fantastic Potioneer
  • He ended up going by “Malfoy” 
  • + after being told about their parents as students, he and Alsafi jokingly sneered “Potter” “Malfoy” at each other whenever they passed

8/13/2017

Friendly reminder…

If you are hearing, and are hanging out with a group of other hearing people, with only one deaf person… please try your best not to leave the deaf person out of conversation. I know it can be difficult, especially if no one knows sign language, and/or only knows a little. Please try to include the deaf person in the conversation, try to tell them what’s going on every now and then by typing on your phone, writing on paper, etc.

Imagine eating dinner with family, everyone laughing so hard at something someone said… the deaf person asking what everyone is laughing at, only to be told it’s nothing.

DO NOT tell the deaf person, oh don’t worry about it… or it’s not important. It is important to us.

deaf bakugou headcanons

- he identifies as hard of hearing, since he lost his hearing during his preteen years and feels more connected to the hearing world than the Deaf community

- he’s wickedly good at speechreading, and doesn’t struggle to communicate verbally, so half of 1-A didn’t even know he was HOH until two months through their first year

- visual noise has become more of a problem for him lately. he gets pretty distracted by even the smallest of movements

- someone help this poor boy before he straight up murders iida. the number of times he thinks iida is signing to him but it turns out he’s just doing his regular ol’ hand gestures is too high to count. bakugou knows he can’t help it but it’s still,,, so,,, annoying

- speaking of signing, kouda helps bakugou with his vocabulary since he is Deaf, and as a bonus, he teaches bakugou about the Deaf community and their history and culture

- bakugou is really smart and picks up on signs easily, but he can’t seem to grasp the fact that the deaf use concepts rather than word-for-word like spoken language

- kirishima is serious about learning sign language along with bakugou, but he only remembers the obscure signs that aren’t really useful in casual conversation like “basement”, “gold”, or “columbia”

- bakugou is always looking at kirishima when not actively focusing because of his bright red hair, again with the visual noise (god help him, have you seen the hair color of the kids in his class?)

- sign language is way more effective than speechreading during training exercises, so all of 1-A are learning sign language to better communicate with bakugou and kouda

- bakugou deeply regrets teaching mina curse words

bonus: (ASL) everyone repeatedly touching the hand-shape “b” to their chins at mineta

anonymous asked:

one of your peter drawings got me thinking...his earpiece is actually a hearing aid

How cool would that be tho.,,,,HOW COOL. yondu and the ravagers picking him up and in the mix of everything peter lost his aid- and the ravagers not understanding why he wont listen to them- not understanding why his hands are shaking and moving so frantically….yondu asks him if this is some sorta game of charades before remembering DUH he isnt listening to you- “what! Are you deaf boy?” And practically screams it at him before peter nods exasperated because YES THAT’S EXACTLY IT. and then peter sits and has a good cry and suddenly things make sense to the ravagers now.

i doubt any of them really know sign language before peter teaches them best he can…yondu is the only one really alright at it…the others are too sloppy and have an easier time just talking to him and having him either read their lips or when he’s wearing his hearing aid.

IM NOT SURE THE ACTUAL ORIGIN OF HIS MASK, but i like to imagine yondu steals it from somewhere and gives it to him “so you can understand what im sayin all the time boy” AND PETER IS SO HAPPY BC IT LOOKS SO AWESOME??? he loves it… eventually tho, all the ravagers become pretty decent at signing and they all use it to communicate quickly and subtly on missions.

HIS TEAM THO, omg his team…drax always wonders why he never takes the earpiece off and peter has to go through another explanation as to why and that he doesnt exactly hear as well as others. Rocket obnoxiously asks why he keeps flappin his hands around and making dumb faces whenever he cant think of something to say…gamora argues that he’s expressive and “that’s just how humans are”. Peter rolls his eyes and has to explain asl “sometimes i just talk with my hands…like when you gesture, but uh, with more purpose”- “that’s a language??? Well i guess ive heard weirder…well- you know what i mean” ….so the team sets out to learning sign language (imagine groot only ever signing “i am groot”) and rocket thinks it’s pointless “you always wear the piece anyway, so why we gotta learn a whole other language…” but does it anyway and the dumb smile on peter’s face is totally worth it when rocket insults him one day using asl…

♏ Scorpio Hides Behind Smoke


               In many ways the emotional quality of Scorpio is raw and unprotected, they feel to their very core and every hurt becomes like a razor blade slicing into their soul. Because of this they begin to develop an enigmatic quality early on, and they guard their secrets more tightly than most others. They know how powerful things kept hidden can be and so they shroud themselves in darkness to ensure that only they can have control. This stems from a deep resounding fear of being used and abused, stripped raw with their innermost selves being laid to bare. Indeed most with a heavy influence of Scorpio have experienced just that in the murky waters of their past… And so they sit back and observe, letting their mysterious aura choke the air like a smoke, obscuring them and keeping them hidden from those who would betray their trust.

Photo by Étienne Beauregard-Riverin


♎ Libra Hides Behind Mirrors


               Libra is the place in which ego and identity falls. It is here that natives wander through their lives as though in a carnival, seeing each new face as a maze of mirrors. “Who am I?” A simple question for those who have always felt a sense of self, and yet for those with heavy Libran influence it is a riddle of the utmost complexity. From a very young age they begin to observe others with the type of voracious curiosity that can only come from feeling empty inside. They mimic and try to shape their movements and interactions in a way that will gain approval. “Am I doing this right? Is this how a person should act?” They search and scan faces for signs that they belong, and through doing this become masters of body language and psychology. What is missing then is authentic connection. You cannot see beyond the surface of a mirror, and truly knowing the heart of a Libra is the same.

Photo by Erik Eastman


anonymous asked:

How would RFA + Saeran (not V because he's too precious) would react if their child happens to be blind/deaf/mute?

Please don’t hate me - Michelle Xx

Zen
- When your precious bundle of joy was almost a year old, she still hadn’t made much progress in her development
- She got tested and results showed that she was blind
- You both struggled to find ways to make sure she still experienced most of the world
- He would sing to her, walk with her wherever she wants to go
- He would get his script in braille so she could read it too
- Always lets her touch his face when she cuddles with her daddy
- Gets a service dog when she’s a little older to become more independent and have a buddy with her

Jaehee
- There was one little girl in the orphanage that nobody wanted to adopt
- Simply because she was mute
- Without hesitation, you two adopted the young girl in a heartbeat
- Got to know everything you could about raising a mute child
- Always makes sure there’s a way for her to communicate
- Learned sign language just in case
- She and your daughter made their own sign for her name ‘Angel’
- It warms you heart to see the two of them communicate so intently with each other

Yoosung
- He didn’t know what to do
- His son can’t hear your voices or any dangers this world will have
- He gets really stressed about this to the point that he has to take some time off of work
- In that time he learned alot about how to raise a child that’s deaf
- Lots of sign language and light devices to help the little boy around the house
- Makes sure his boy is always safe, but never hindered from leading a normal life

Jumin
- He had multiple tests done to make sure they were right
- There was no doubt; their daughter was blind
- He did everything he could the get the best people for her
- He considered home schooling, but his little girl begged to go to a school with other children
- Trained Elizabeth the 3rd to help her navigate along the house
- Always supported her, even when she wanted to take over the family company from him

Saeyoung
- He blamed himself for his little boy being a mute
- He blamed it on his genes
- Took him alot of time to get over that fact
- Starts to invent little communication devices to help his son
- Gets deeply involved in his development to make sure that he’s just as strong as someone who can talk
- Learns him sign language in multiple other languages

Saeran
- Due to all the drugs he was given at Mint Eye, it left some spores in his DNA
- It caused his little girl to be born deaf
- Blames himself and doesn’t want anything to do with her at first
- He thinks she’s better off without him
- But when she’s crying for help, he seems to be the only one to understand her and calm her down
- Learns to sign and reads her favourite bed time stories to her in sign language
- Gets her parrot that understands both sign language and how to speak
- A parrot? Yes, a parrot
- Anyone who bullies or makes fun of his little girl or her beloved feathery friend better move countries, change names and never return

V (why? well, I like to make people cry over fluffy angst)
- They didn’t know how it was possible, but it was true
- Your little girl was blind too, just like her daddy
- He tried to take the blame for it, but everyone told him (even Yoosung) that it wasn’t his fault
- In some way it gave him a deeper bond with his little girl even more
- He would get her a service dog to help her when he couldn’t
- When she’s a little older, she decorates their canes with ribbons that have their intials embroided on them
- He starts to create 3D pictures so she can ‘see’ them too