totally clean

2

Seattle hit 92% occlusion in the eclipse today, and while my pinhole camera was a bit of a bust, nature gave me an assist in the most incredible leaf-shadow patterns. I’ve never seen anything like this on the walkway.

I’m not quite sure what I expected, but this wasn’t it. I think maybe I thought it would be like dusk, and it wasn’t at all–no hazyness, no redness.  It was a little more like light through stormclouds, only without any clouds; blue-gold summer sunlight turning blue-white and then dark silver, but shadow edges totally crisp and clean the way they aren’t in a storm. A pure, clear darkening, nothing muddled or hazy. Like the light of an alien planet.

The birds were very confused.

And now we’re on the other side and the light is coming back golden again. A few of my friends traveled to areas where they could see the total eclipse, the black sky and corona, but I’m not disappointed that I didn’t. It was enough here to be suddenly intensely aware of the planet as a planet, of the sun as a star, of the movement of the moon and the earth.

8

“Fenris! We’re finally reunited!”

“It would have happened sooner if someone gave clear directions to this place.”

“Eh? But I wrote it out in my last letter: Let’s meet at A Non-Descript Tavern on the road to Ostwick!

Hawke.”

;’) A very sketchy sequel to this.

2

when u’re trying to support ur bf but u’re bad at it verbally but still trying

That one fake Rick’s haircut felt awfully familiar.

Don't go in my room.

So my moms got a deal with me where anytime I clean my room she gives me 25 bucks, redeemable once a week. Problem is I brainbad so much that I haven’t cleaned enough to meet the terms in like, three months. That’s fine. Mom also knows that I have some crippling anxiety, and a massive trigger is people going in my room without my knowledge/permission. Like, fullblown meltdown is usually the result. It’s bad.

Thing is, Dad also knows this. Except Mom would like my room clean, but prefers me not having an anxious meltdown. Dad would like me not having an anxious meltdown, but prefers my room clean. You see the problem here.

Normally this is fine cause Dad’s not bad enough to blatantly go in there while anyone else is home. He knows that the rest of the house gets mad at him for ruining my mental health. For some weird reason. Except around Christmas he lost his job, and considering he’s a crane operator, he’s probably not getting another one until spring. And now I’m back to school from exam break, so there’s hours every day where he’s the only one at home.

So for all five days I’ve been to school this semester, I’ve come home to find my room mysteriously cleaned on some level. Honestly, the fights from it are more trouble than they’re worth most of the time, and he’s never gonna stop, so I decided to let it go. Only time I’ve called him out on it was when I came home to find that the cats had been in my room while he was there, and without him noticing one of them peed on my clothes. Wasn’t thrilled, and he apologised for that one. But there’s been some definite resentment, and it’s been very hard to not have anxiety attacks lately.

Except today I come home to find that he’s finished. Rooms totally clean. Note that this has just been between me and him so far, and Mom would be furious if she knew that he was going in my room. And I get money if I clean my room.

So I just cheerfully informed mom that if she wanted to come and check, I had absolutely cleaned my room, and am willing to accept the 25 dollars now. Right in front of dad. Who could do nothing but watch as I took the credit and money for what he’s been spending a fair amount of his time doing.

anonymous asked:

is 'femme' a term that can only apply to lesbian/queer gals? what are your rules for using it (if any)?

yes. that’s a flat, non-negotiable answer from me. “femme” has a long, specifically lesbian history, just like “butch”. those identities are how we found one another, it’s how we were safe in bars, and it’s how we constructed a community together. the word “femme” is available to me because I’m a queer woman. I’m a lesbian, which is as not-straight as it’s possible to be. bi women with women and trans bi/lesbian women are all part of that community. femme means different things to everyone, but it’s yours to play with. people outside this group? not so much.

as for what the word means to me personally, well. in my private estimation, femme isn’t about presenting as stereotypically or traditionally feminine, it’s about subverting the expectations of the people who look at you, particularly men. I’m a beautiful woman who wears silk and lace and ruffles and I don’t want you. femme is deeply intentional. I’ve had queer women tell me they could read the lesbian on me like a neon sign, because I was “too femme to be straight”. femme is about going just a little bit beyond what’s expected of straight women. it’s extra, as the kids say. a lot of how I feel about femme has been co-opted by the “weaponized femininity” so beloved by third-wave feminists, but that’s not–it. at all. femme is challenging people because you are queer. not because you’re female.

femme, for me, is about devising my appearance into exactly what I want, to use as I want. it’s having ownership of how people perceive me, and being an active participant in that relationship. it’s about putting pictures into your mind, or actively fucking with what you think you’re getting. you’re going to be sandwiched next to me on the subway? you’ll catch a whiff of heavy white orchids and amber, all the way from dubai. I put this perfume on to give you brief underground visions of deserts. you’re going to look at my chest? I’ll wear something that bares my shoulders and shows the long shiny pink surgical scar over my heart. surprise, these breasts are a person. femme is manipulating social expectations, playing into them or subverting them as you like. not to get too margaret atwood, but it’s about knowing you’re going to be an object of the gaze, and getting your hand wrapped around the reins to jerk the horse’s head in the direction you want. or, you know. spooking it.

Things You Can Definitely Buy From the Dollar Store: A Guide to Being Poor


Band-aids- You can probably get a box of 100 or so for a buck
Light Pads- Not tampons, because you really shouldn’t skimp on tampon quality, and if you have a seriously heavy flow, I would consider a sturdier brand, but for just some just-in-case panty liners or your last couple days, a 20 pack of liners for $1 is pretty sweet
Pain Relievers- it depends on how many are in the bottle and what your local prices are, so check what it costs for a big bottle at Walmart with 100 in it, vs the 25 in the dollar store bottle. It takes a little math, but sometimes it can save a lot of money to by 4 (25ct) bottles for $4 instead of 1 (100 ct) bottle for $7
Nail Polish & Makeup- If you aren’t picky about brands, Dollar stores have some good ones sometimes. LA Colors is a makeup brand that Dollar Tree sells, among other stores, and most of its makeup is pretty good. ELF is something common at dollar stores, as well, and is pretty darn good for $1-3. I would stay away from Dollar Store foundation and concealers if you haven’t tried it out before or seen good reviews though
Dishes- A dish is a dish is a dish, man. Don’t waste $50 on your first dish set after moving out of your parent’s house. It really isn’t worth it—moving for college, a new apartment every year your lease is up, roommates, parties, exploding in microwaves, soon-to-be-ex throwing them at your head and whatnot: they’re going to get trashed. When you have a steady job, your own house and want to entertain, then go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and buy the nicest set of dishes you can find. Until then, Goodwill  and Dollar Store dishes are for you. In my opinion, it’s actually more fun to have miss-matched dishes, but if it’s not for you, you can totally buy matches from Dollar Tree. I’ve actually seen some pretty nice ones.
Books- Find something interesting? Go for it. Book is a Book is a Book. Sometimes they even have pretty good ones, it’s worth checking next time you’re in the store
Pregnancy/Ovulation Tests- It’s been proven that the cheapos are just as accurate as the $10 apiece ones. If you have a late period or are feeling paranoid, don’t waste huge money on name brands.
Food- Dollar stores have really evolved when it comes to food. Some even have frozen sections! Be careful, as sometimes the almost empty boxes are actually MORE MONEY per oz. but all in all, you can get some good deals if you look for them. Keep an eye on expiration dates though—there is a reason it’s in the dollar store. Do NOT buy spices from discount stores! If it’s a name brand, that’s fine, but the cheapo brands make spice “mixes” and “Blends” that are usually full of salt to make them cheaper to produce—this is unhealthy for you because if you are seasoning something and want more flavor, you use more spice mix, but you’re adding more salt. Total high sodium risk
• Cleaning Supplies: It all depends on what you can find, of course. But dryer sheets, sponges, toilet bowl cleaner, etc. are all pretty standard and aren’t going to be very different if you spend $1 on it or $10. If you buy one and it doesn’t work for you, or feels ineffective then spring for a more expensive version, but the cheap is always worth a try.
Candles + Incense: some of them actually smell pretty good and you can find a good deal every once in a while. They have pretty nice candle holders sometimes, as well

Things you SHOULDN’T buy from the dollar store
• Spices: As noted earlier, Spice “mixes” usually contain a lot of salt and other filler, so when you go to add more seasoning for more flavor, you just end up with more salt. It’s really unhealthy, over all, and being a low-income or likely in college person can already put you at risk for unhealthy eating. Spring for the real stuff, I promise it’s worth it
• Office/School Supplies: Okay, this may just be personal experience, but I have to be honest, I have not had any kind of luck with pens, pencils, or even the paper. A lot of the notebooks are actually cheaper at a regular store, especially in the fall, and it’s better to stock up on $.20 each then than pay $1 per notebook later. Your individual stores may have better options, but I’ve never found discounted office things (especially pens, ugh!) to be worth the slightly lower price once you factor in the ease with which they break, how quickly they run out of ink and whatnot.
Razors: No. Just, just don’t do it—your skin will thank me later
• Candy: most small snack and candy items are old, from bad batches, or are mostly empty boxes—as well as usually being overpriced. If you need your chocolate to indulge, do it right and spend the same, if not less, amount of money on better candy.
Anything you find questionable: use your gut. It something seems too good to be true, or doesn’t feel right, don’t bother with it. Use your judgement!

Hawkeye (2012) #11

Yeah I’m impatient I guess, so I did part 2 already lol. I couldn’t help it, these are so fun to make! 😁❣️

(In case you missed it, here’s the first part- https://writingwife-83.tumblr.com/post/163172073746/getting-ready-for-work-but-this-wouldnt-leave-my)

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 AUGUST 10TH] [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
⭕ I hear TinyCards and 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
🔴 Tinycards (A flashcard app made by Duolingo) and Chatbots (An AI that talks to you in your target language made by Duolingo) is only available on iOS
🔴 Even though TinyCards has a Website, it’s still not available on Android
🔴 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 still isn’t out and its been almost a year)

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.

Please note: I’m not ignoring the state of things in America. I’m aware of what’s happening, of the riots going on. I live here, for gods sake, of course I know. I’m aware and I’m pissed the fuck OFF. If you’re a Nazi sympathizer, get the hell off my blog.

But if you need a space to come to for a while that’s just memes and fandoms and typical tumblr posts that can keep you calm for a while, I’m here. For now, I mentally need that calm. And I know a lot of other people do too. Sometimes you just can’t deal with the hate in the world. And thats okay. It doesn’t mean you don’t care, because I certainly do. But I can’t help anyone if I’m too depressed and angry to function, and neither can you.

the anti shaladins/lotor follow list

Since i follow a bunch of awesome people and my dash is totally clean, i gathered these amazing people (and recomendations too) to help those looking for safe blogs

now, this is not a hate list. if you ship shaladins/lotor just stay on your lane. we just want to help those who are uncomfortable with these ships, no big deal here

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧   letspacedadlive - actualsvenshirogane -  mulletkeith -  gaypidgey -  cryptidkeiths transboykeithkogane -  keeith -  buckettkun garrettshunk -  keithkoganyaint  -  keithistrans -  thebroganenetwork -   pelhahnu -  klunked -  gayvoltron -  pinkpaladin -  shancephobic -  lesbianpidgeholt -  sapphic-shay - nymas - klanced -  pidgegundarson -  lancemcclains -  srp-keith keithkogayne -  kraft-macncheese -  srp-lance -  lanceskogane -  lancemclain -  transboy-lance -  transboy-keiith -  keithbuddy -  kxlance -  pidger -  mcclaln -  demigirlallura -  spacecryptids -  platonicsheith -  crustysheith -  astrolance -  punnyhunk -  antishaladin -  pidgeongunderson -  lance-lance-revolution -  galacticpidge -  freckledlance -  palidonewithyou -  pngpotpies -  macnkeith -  lanceandthediamonds -  sapphic-katie-holt - minors-against-shaladin - 2p-portugal -  klance-convert - legendary-voltrash -  newtsckamander - dannyphabtom - deethedoll - athenaowl1 -  pal-adins-of-voltron -  sheiithphobic - starkogane

huge thanks to everyone in there for being so kind and supportive!!!! a super special thanks to lancemclain for helping me w/ suggestions and my insecurities, i’d steal all the stars for u ❤ . Please feel free to suggest me more people anytime!!!