you don't understand how good it is

guys, how do you go about learning new words in a language you’re not very proficient in yet so you can’t really read much yet or even understand children’s shows?
I own one of those ‘basic vocab books’ but most words in there are words I never use… How do you find useful words that you’re actually going to need?
And how do you go about memorizing those words? Normally I use flashcards but I’ve noticed this doesn’t really help me actively remember the words when I need to use them in a text or a conversation even though I always quiz myself on the meaning of the word in my target language so I don’t just practice recognizing the word.
The best thing would of course be to practice the words by using them but I can’t even figure out how to do that because there is no one I can talk Arabic to and I don’t know enough words to have a conversation anyway. 
It feels like being stuck in a vicious cycle where you need to know more words to learn more words and I’m pretty sure it’s not actually that hard. But lately I’ve been so frustrated to the point where I almost started crying in Arabic class because I feel like I’m never going to learn this language. If any of you know anything I’d really appreciate it. 

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I still can’t believe that these two dorks imported from Transformers Prime are the 2nd pair of canon robots husbands in the IDW comics. They aren’t just window dressing either! There’s a story behind the vain, high speed racer that married a guy who is considered inferior by his whole culture. I want to see it play out so badly!

Knockout and Breakdown are precious and deserve all the love. 

So this year, I had @pyropelove413 for the Gravity Falls Secret Santa- and let me tell you, I had so much fun with this one. 

Happy holidays- I hope you like it! 

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@orelseatlastsheunderstoodit requested the “interesting” way Riker sits in chairs

Bonus:

Imagine a UNIT era modern day AU where the Doctor discovers Facebook:

  • He immediately sends friend requests to everyone at UNIT. The Brigadier doesn’t really understand social media (he only uses it to keep up with family stuff) but he’s very good at clicking the delete button. The Doctor is undeterred and continues to send him friend requests.
  • One day the Brigadier has to tell him exasperatedly, “Doctor, you can’t publicly list your education as ‘Time Lord Academy’.”
  • On another occasion he has to tell him to take down the picture he posted of the First Doctor that was captioned, “And here’s me in my younger days.” “I suppose this means you’ll want me remove that photograph taken during the Omega incident that said, ‘Hanging out with myself’,” the Doctor sighs.
  • The Doctor tries to sound cool on the internet but doesn’t because he keeps using memes that haven’t been invented yet. No one has any idea what he’s talking about and internet-savvy Jo is perpetually embarrassed.
  • The Master (under a paper-thin alias) stalks the Doctor’s page and likes all his posts in the hope that the Doctor will send him a friend request and he can have the satisfaction of declining it. The Doctor ignores him, but he does get a friend request from Sergeant Benton. Somehow the thought of declining that isn’t quite as satisfying.
  • “No, Doctor,” the Brigadier groans one morning when he sees his Facebook feed, “you cannot post… selfies… with a Dalek.” “Well if you don’t like mine, “ the Doctor replies, “just wait until you see Jo’s.”
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For the Anon who asked me something with Kanjiklub. I hope you like it!

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WHAT KIND OF ASSHOLE WRITES STUFF LIKE THIS!?!? 

We’re lucky he even thought of us while he was eating and relaxing! I can’t believe someone would write that to him as though him doing Vlive solo is not good enough–as though they’re sick/bored of seeing him!?!? 

And how many times do I have say “STOP ASKING ABOUT THE OTHER MEMBERS!” ??? I understand you have your favorites or your biases or whatever but that doesn’t mean you have to be indifferent and fucking rude towards the other members! God damn. Do your bloody bias dance when they’re not around! Or maybe just love and respect all of them!!!

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I’d like to title these: Man, I hope TWRP Understands How Much I Love Them Through These Because it Took Me Goshdarn For-FREAKING-Ever to Finish These: A Series of Paintings and Suffering

WELP, it’s been about half a year since I started these boys, I’m so glad I finally finished them! Remind me to never do traditional ever again. I ended up going to digital for some final touches and lighting anyways lol.

how is matthew daddario real? i don’t understand how someone can be so good and kind and funny and humble and smart (honor roll you guys) and supportive and talented? like he cooks a mean steak and he’s acting is amazing and his photography is mind-blowing and he might play the piano? 

I spent my entire work day daydreaming about about @keithvkogane​ ‘s drugstore au(Which is I 100% percent recommend if you haven’t already seen it)and now I’ve got a few humble headcanons to share. All of these are based on my own experiences.

  • The store’s playlist has like a total of ten songs on it
  • None of them are good 
  • Despite this, or maybe due to it, everyone knows the lyrics to all of the songs-even that one weird screamo one- and when the store is empty they will have impromptu karaoke sessions.
  • *That one emo song comes on*”Keith it’s your song!“//”I fucking hate you guys“
  • *Country song plays for the fifth time that day*”Y’all“//*loud groans*
  • There is an unspoken agreement that any candy that ends up in the damage bin is free game 
  • Technically they’re supposed to to throw it away, but its such a waste to throw away an unopened pack of sour patch kids because the handle ripped.
  • “Are those from the damage bin?”//”Yeah”//”Nice”
  • Constant jokes about worker’s comp 
  • ”Hey Allura I go this wicked paper cut.Do you think I can get worker’s comp? “//“No” 
  • ”I’m gonna kill myself “//”No dude don’t do that, you’ll miss out on worker’s comp “
  •  “ Do Pidge’s burns count towards worker’s comp? “//*shrugs*”Probably“
  • “I should get worker’s comp for putting up with all this bullshit”//”Same lmao”

OKAY WAIT SO WE HAVE EMILY AND AMELIE…. VERY SIMILAR NAMES…

can you imagine overwatch agents (minus winston, of course, who is their best friend and who comes over for wine nights) not understanding that they’re different people. every time tracer is gushing about emily and how perfect her beautiful wonderful girlfriend is, everyone is side-eying her. 

it comes to a head when they stage an intervention. 

“are you sure she’s the right one for you?” mercy says delicately. “it seems like a… dangerous situation.” 

lena, face horrified, “I would never hurt her or let anyone else hurt her.” 

“but how can you continue being an agent of overwatch then?” 

“my love life doesn’t affect my abilities as an agent,” lena snaps. “i was the first one back! i believe in overwatch!” 

“but with her as our enemy–” 

“emily? our enemy? she can’t even do a cartwheel!” 

“she did a backflip off of my face last week!” mccree cuts in, offended. 

“what ARE you talking about? you’ve never even met her!” she throws her arms up in the air, exasperated. “how can you say this when you don’t even know her? look, does this look like the face of a talon agent? she only looks like a zombie on mondays, unlike widowmaker and reaper, who are like. actively dead.” 

she holds up her phone’s wallpaper, and it’s a selfie of her and emily, with emily hugging lena from behind and nuzzling her hair and lena holding the phone and smiling cheesily 

angela squeals and steals her phone to gush over it. “oh, that’s precious! i’m so glad you aren’t dating a talon agent, what a relief!” and lena is like “wait what” and rapid fire wondering what the fuck her friends think of her to think she’d date someone who regularly kicks her ass 

and everyone else is trying not to look too jealous because damn. that is a cute picture. what a lucky brat. 

i can sort of understand a certain subset of the population being humorless dicks about the batman sadness spreadsheet, because a certain subset of the population is humorless dicks about everything, but what’s really baffling is people saying things like “how long did this take” or “how much time did you spend on this”

how long do u think it takes to throw >500 words into excel and take a screenshot

Am I the only one that reads sambucky/Samsteve fic and get that feeling that it’s always the writer’s love for Bucky bleeding through Sam?

Don’t get me wrong, I like Bucky I do, but I feel like all the fics are about how amazing, and funny, good looking and smart Bucky Barnes is, and how Sam never ever had a chance of resisting it, and understanding it all. How Steve is amazing and bright and holds the whole world on his shoulder, blá blá blá.

Just once, just THIS fucking once I want to read a fic about how amazing Samuel Thomas Wilson is.

How good looking, and caring, smart and funny he is, how even tho he doesn’t have white boy’s hair, his hair is well kept and soft, how he smells nice, how his cheekbones are sharp because hell they are. How capable of fighting he is, because he is the guy who took a knife to a gun fight.

He’s a guy capable enough to hold Captain America’s shield; strong enough to question his authority becase he doesn’t follow blindly; smart enough to point out the best tatical way of dealing with the enemy; human enough to see more than the all american hero, to see the men behind the shield. Badass enough to deadpan and snark a king and well trainned assassin.

For once just this once I would love to read Bucky or Steve talking about how important and amazing Sam is, and not the other way around. See them apologizing and swallowing their feelings, see them blushing and stammering because Sam outshines the Sun itself.

See the writers understand that yes you write for yourself, for free but if you share it you also want us to like, and writing for a interracial ship, maybe just maybe it’s important for the people of color who read it feel like the character of color is getting the love he sure as fucking hell deserves.