The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth
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Gwen
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SHSL Nerd
Hey! I'm Gwen! Aspiring writer/ actress/ director, but really mostly a big anime loving nerd who also likes music, sometimes other TV shows, and pretty things. Currently running Ace Attorney Voices, so go check that out!
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Steins; Gate, Soul Eater, Sam Gamgee, and Sasha Braus are all very dear to my soul

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This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

prototumblinguist

ezkoeniq:

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

prototumblinguist

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acciothenoseofvoldemort:

rocket meets bucky and sees the metal arm. he opens his mouth to speak. three rooms away peter yells “ABSOLUTELY NOT”

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dean-has-a-wing-kink:

night-people:

xharries:

Put a letter from A-Z in my ask and I’ll tell you 1 thing I love which starts with that letter.

THIS IS CUTE PLEASE

Do it do it

like..
please do this

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Track: The Steel Samurai (Ringtone)
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spaceoperetta:

For those interested, I looped this version of the Steel Samurai Theme (aka Phoenix Wright’s ringtone) so it would be long enough to let me actually get to my phone. It’s 37 seconds long, which is plenty long for those of you with iPhones.

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Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

the-11-doctor:

thisfuturemd:

brigwife:

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Romanticized vs. Realistic

as a member of Scotland I can confirm

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rairatrio:

new ask meme: go into my face tag and tell me what name u would give me if u had to choose a name for me based on what i look like

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neostars:

title: give me your answer, do

word count: ~2,000

summary: phoenix has an important question for the attorney who saved him.

a/n: written for the aa69min prompt “flowers” (also i felt like writing something happy and platonic so here we are!!)

AO3

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We just thought up a fun game. Want to play? We call it… the “Who can find Haruhi’s weakness?” game!

We just thought up a fun game. Want to play? We call it… the “Who can find Haruhi’s weakness?” game!

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FERGUSON POLICE ARE LIARS, PART 2

gigglesandanixi:

  • First - they said that Darren Wilson was apprehending Mike Brown for a stolen candy bar

  • Second - they said that Darren Wilson was apprehending Mike Brown for a stolen pack of cigars. (Store owner and their lawyer confirmed he didn’t)

  • Third - They said that Darren Wilson was apprehending Mike Brown because he matched the description of a person that had committed a robbery. (It was confirmed by some Twitter sleuths that he looked nothing like the person and the robbery occurred an entire county away)

  • Fourth - They’re NOW saying that Mike Brown was resisting arrest by brutally beating Darren Wilson and the 10+ shots were made in self defense
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