it’s children’s day today so what could be better excuse to draw this silly au again :B
they are going purely on cues of flynn-once-mentioned and i-read-it-in-a-book which are both not very accurate and not good at explaining “obvious” stuff. mostly. in this case it was flynn mentioning that lil sam ate his crayons and thank god they were nontoxic. and since sam was normal kid that must be what normal kids do yes? after initial idea fiasco they decided to be creative on their own
anonymous: Google doesn’t really care if we choose Bing over him does he? I mean he’s got better things to do than care about that surely. And if we’re being honest here…Bing is a lot kinder to us users so everyone wins….right?
A User’s preference over me rather than Bing is not important for emotional reasons; it is important for statistical reasons.
I may have more important concerns than mankind’s perception of me, that much is true; but when I am de-valued in favor of an inferior model, it means that something I am doing is lacking; and I must rectify it.
And, User; I would not put my faith in the false kindness of Bing’s; he is merely waiting…
Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao claims historic win at world championships
China’s Ning Zetao took home a historic win at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia on Thursday, grabbing gold in the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 47.84 seconds.
This is the first time that an Asian swimmer has broken the 48-second barrier in the event, and the first time a Chinese has won the event.
22-year-old Ning, a lieutenant in the Chinese navy, did a smart military salute to the national flag during the medal ceremony. “Winning the gold is like a dream,” said Ning, “I made it. And I showed the world that Chinese men can also win in short distance swimming.”
China has already made some breakthroughs in long distance swimming. At the 2009 Rome World Championships, Zhang Lin claimed China’s first world gold by breaking the record in the men’s 800m freestyle. At the 2012 London Games, Sun Yang won China’s first Olympic gold in men’s swimming.
Ning’s victory is being compared by thrilled Chinese net users to Liu Xiang’s winning in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which was also a significant breakthrough in Chinese sports history.
Of course, the netizens didn’t forget to praise Ning using their favorite online catch phrases:
“He can obviously depend on his looks, but no, he chooses to make his way with his ability,” remarked @Xingzoudepangyatou
“My mom asked me why I had to kneel in front of our TV. [Heart] [Heart] [Heart] [Heart] ” commented @_Fanersai, implying that he was totally overwhelmed by Ning’s performance.
“No one in this world looks better than Ning, topless.” @yyangguangchuantoulexin
In Thursday night’s tough final, Australian swimmer Cameron McEvoy became runner-up with 47.95, and Argentina’s Federico Grabich took the bronze at 48.12.
Teach Access Wins Knowbility Award for Educational Achievement
Image: Teach Access logo
Mike Shebanek, Yahoo Senior Director of Accessibility
I’m very excited to share that Teach Access, an initiative to include accessibility and universal design principles in the curricula of computer scientists, designers and researchers in undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, has won the Knowbility, Inc. award for Educational Achievement! Yahoo is a founding member of the project.
Teach Access was created by a coalition of tech companies, universities and advocates for people with disabilities. Its mission is to expand awareness and knowledge of accessible technology development in higher education through approaches such as faculty bootcamps, guest lectures, internships, challenge grants for research and curriculum development and industry partnerships. Teach Access also builds open source online learning tools that reflect and teach accessibility best practices. The tools are widely available to individuals, companies and organizations. In addition, Teach Access has developed job descriptions that include preference for accessibility knowledge to support recruitment activities and to extend the post-secondary foundation through “on the job training” in product and service development.
Image: Knowbility Award. Inscription reads Knowbility is pleased to recognize Teach Access for Educational Achievement for creating and promoting an initiative to include accessibility and universal design principles in college and university curricula. 2017 Community Heroes of Accessibility Awards.
This is an extremely proud moment for Teach Access and its members and supporters as we continue our pursuit to bring accessible design and development skills into college classrooms.
You asked for it and it’s here! Rather than starting with mutuals I decided to give everyone an equal chance to get one so: guess one of my favourite characters based on the clues under the Read More and win an user aesthetic moodboard!
1.5K FOLLOWERS OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
To celebrate this momentous occasion I’ve arranged a give away of sorts!
To enter just like and it Reblog this as many times as you want. I’ll just scroll through and randomly pick. You have to have your messenger on so I can message you.
1st Prize (the first two users I choose) will get an episode of either Teen Wolf, ShadowHunters, Agents of SHIELD, or Shannara Chronicles written for them! With this prize you can choose which episode you want me to write a character(s)/you into or make up your own plot for an episode! If you don’t watch any of the shows above jut ask me if I’ve seen a show you like if I have not you can have a long one shot from a fandom you want (I have to be in it of course.) I will message you if you win and we can discuss details and whatnot! (Also an example of this is here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4833764)
2nd Prize (the next three users I pick) will all get a 1.5k word fic about whatever they choose! (I may go over but it will be a minimum of 1.5k.) I’ll message you if you win so we can discuss details.
3rd Prize (the last five users I pick) will win an imagine about whatever they want! I’ll message you if you win so we can discuss!
The contest deadline is May 20th.
Once I announce the winners they’re prizes will take priority over other requests (I know I haven’t been doing request but that is because I have high school and gross stuff but I will be strong out the week of May 20th so it’ll be good.)
Also one last thing for this to work at least 11 people have to enter.
To accompany the final Splatfest, “It’s a Squid Sisters Showdown! Callie vs Marie”, Miitomo will be holding a second promo event where Miitomo users can pick a side too! Team Callie and Team Marie t-shirts are now available in the Miitomo Shop priced at 2,000 coins each. Full details of the collaboration with pics below…