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dandycapp:

QUADRI CHE DIVENTANO TERRIFICANTI GIF ANIMATE
(10 pics)

anotherlanguageblog:

asianhistory:

General:

Reddit Threads:

SRS  (Spaced Repetition flashcards)

Arabic:

Chinese (Mostly/All Mandarin):

Gujarati:
Hindi:

Indonesian - Bhasa Indonesian:

Korean:

Japanese:

Malay:


Tamil

Thai:

So You Want to Learn… List:

Other:

  • Tumblr tags: #learning _________ 
  • Can I become Fluent in ______ in ______ months/weeks/days?
     
    No. You can’t. 
  • Can I learn Japanese from just watching Anime/Korean from Kpop/Chinese from Wuxia films?
    Not on your life. Do you only speak the english you know from Spongebob? N’SYNC? The 300? Didn’t think so.
  • What about Rosetta Stone?
    For $180-$399 dollars? Are you insane? The program is built to teach you the Romantic languages.  If you buy Rosetta stone for $400, and pass up every free resource on this list, I doubt your desire to actually learn anything. Don’t do it to yourself. That is a lot of money you probably won’t get back.
  • But I heard that Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Arabic/etc is really difficult:
    Well if over a billion Chinese people can speak Chinese, why can’t you? No really, don’t let something like this bother you. No, this is not the ease of moving from a English to a Romance language or German, but hey, if you wanted to learn German (and all those ridiculous cases) you’d be doing that. 
  • But what about ______?
    I have knowledge on resources mostly limited to JPN/CHI/KOR classes. This is a participatory list, which I am more than grateful to take submissions for.
I repost this every two weeks whether I need to or not. It too good not to and the original compiler deserves that much respect.

viahelps:

Godchecker.com

writingwithcolor:

writeworld:

We have more Gods and Goddesses than you can shake a stick at.

Our Mythology Encyclopedia features over 3,700 weird and wonderful Supreme Beings, Demons, Spirits and Fabulous Beasts from all over the world….

writingwithcolor:

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Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s

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Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

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unsolicitedwritingadvice:

  • If your characters can say something with a gesture, have them.
  • If your characters must say something with words, have them.
  • Write dialogue so that who says what is not as important as what is being said. Characters are just vessels and vehicles anyway.
fantasyhelpers:


MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 
Magical Powers
List of Powers
List of Supernatural Abilities
Superhuman Features in Fiction
Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses
Ultimate Magic Spells
List of Spells in Harry Potter
Encyclopedia of Spells in Harry Potter
List of Magical Spells and Charms
List of Magical Charms
Magical Creatures
List of Fablehavens Magical Creatures
Magical Creatures and Beings
List of Legendary Creatures
Mythical Creatures Guide
The Phoenixian Book of Creatures
Mythical Creatures and Beasts
My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.
Fantasy Name Generator
Seventh Sanctum
Rink Works
Fantasy Name Gen
Serendipity Fantasy Name Generator
Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 
Latin Word List
Latin Dictionary
The Orb
Latin Genealogical Word List

fantasyhelpers:

MALEFICENT MAKES A MASTERLIST: MAGIC RESOURCES.

Magical Powers (i.g. Superpowers, mutations, etc.) 

Magical Spells, Charms, and Curses

Magical Creatures

My personal favorites, magical/fantasy generators.

Remember, though, always try to be as creative as possible and try to create your own names for things! Latin is commonly used and twisted to create different names for places, spells, and more. Here are a few sites to get the juices flowing. 

deathcomes4u:

ignitetheliight:

↳ 22 Jump Street (2014)

OH LOOK, HUMAN SWERVE AND SKIDS

deathcomes4u:

ignitetheliight:

22 Jump Street (2014)

OH LOOK, HUMAN SWERVE AND SKIDS

xylodemon:

aceofheartsu:

I CANT BREATHE

if i ever stop reblogging this, just assume I’ve died

xylodemon:

aceofheartsu:

I CANT BREATHE

if i ever stop reblogging this, just assume I’ve died

I Loove Manatees !!! They are sooo adorable and peaceful.

                              I always follow baack. 

tennosuke:

Transparent Incursio

tennosuke:

Transparent Incursio

happygoldfish:

Spy!Brainstorm and Sniper!Perceptor made by ps/gif master vierbryn for the tfg! Hah, a whole series of these two like this would be hilarious. Look at that gleeful little grin on Brainstorm, he’s enjoying this way too much.

happygoldfish:

Spy!Brainstorm and Sniper!Perceptor made by ps/gif master vierbryn for the tfg! Hah, a whole series of these two like this would be hilarious. Look at that gleeful little grin on Brainstorm, he’s enjoying this way too much.