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I CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY STUFF FOR SCHOOL

peppy-panda:

SITUATION UPDATE:

As it turns out things are getting a bit rougher in the economic sense of things and since I am too flip flopish with jobs there is no way I can actually attend RMIT. There is another alternative which is Academy of Art University in California and I have been accepted and already got things squared up with the school and will be attending for the spring semester. I will be  going there for my BFA in Illustration, and a few animation courses while I’m at it. Now I don’t wanna spend this time doing nothing, since I am still looking for a job, I was hopping to get some commissions so I can buy things for when I move over there. I will be moving from New Jersey to California so yeah this is something I need to do here so I make sure when I move I can just go into a store and buy things I need. 

I have two commission posts:

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So if you wanna just buy my art to help me out that would be grand. You have to have Paypal though so keep that in mind!

I also now have donation buttons on the bottom of both my pages! This is if you don’t want to deal with the haggles of commissioning me. Even 1 dollar from each of you would be good because it gives me hope.

LOOK:

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I have things more figured out now, but atm I don’t want to ask my parents for so much help because they have their own things to worry about. I know just doing commissions won’t help me out, but I am still in search for a job, and might be getting one soon if these two interviews I have go well, but having some extra expenses to just go to THIS will help me out so much. So help me get closer to my dreams of going to art school and honing my skills. I feel like I have so much to learn.

If you can’t help, please reblog this post and spread it around! It would mean so much to me!

drackanadarastrix:

NekoMimi101’s Female Guardian Thana

3 down 1 to go currently finishing the last of Nekomimi101’s adoptables if you would like one send me a message. Drackana #20282 or pop into my stream :)

Currently still going here: https://join.me/951-242-031

Part 3 of 4 of commissions. Thana is the sister (in spirit) to Thanatos, both of whom hatched from eggs I found while scavenging. Can’t wait to see her brother in his new tiny form. > u <

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.

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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.

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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.

Most dragons consider mirrors to be savage and uncivilized. This is not quite true; mirrors have a great deal of social rituals and etiquette, almost all of which revolves around food. (If you were as constantly hungry as a mirror dragon, your social life would revolve around food, too.)

Some of the most important mirror etiquette revolves around hunting. Eating meat that you didn’t help bring down is unspeakably rude, if not outright criminal. It is perfectly appropriate to fend off interlopers however the hunting pack sees fit, even to the point of killing them. (This may have been the cause of a few blood feuds between mirrors and ridgebacks. “Their clanmate stole a kill” is enough explanation for any mirror to join in the feud if they’re so inclined.) The mirror who made the actual kill is generally given the right to the choicest tidbits, though they better eat them fast. Group kills are always a chaotic affair - it’s not uncommon for mirrors to butt heads or even snap at one another. Everything is gulped down as fast as possible.

(Mirrors almost never cook. Sometimes they try, but usually they give in and eat the ingredients raw, similar to humans eating cookie dough. Their table manners are hideous as a general rule, and they have almost zero concept of savoring a meal. Your best bet is to stuff the mirror full of raw meat first, and THEN give them the cooked dish.)

Trading is something entirely different from theft, of course. A good fisher or clam-hunter is much appreciated by their packmates, and trading to other dragons for food is, if less romanticized than hunting, perfectly acceptable. Coliseum fighting is even a little glamorous.

GIFTS of food are a serious thing. Nobody is ever obligated to gift food, even to injured compatriots; it’s a sign of deep attachment to bring back food for someone else. Mates are by far the most likely to do this, especially if they’re tending a nest. In fact, not doing so is sufficient cause for a mirror to abandon their nest entirely! (This makes other breeds of dragon extremely uncomfortable.)

That’s not a frequent occurrence, though, considering that mirror courtship involves a lot of gifting anyway. A gift of meat accompanied by certain gestures is by far the most common way to begin a courtship, words being considered largely unnecessary. Rejection can be as simple as not eating the gift to especially vigorous - throwing it some distance away and snapping at the rejected courtier. (Acceptance involves a reciprocal gift; there’s no real formality of breaking up.)

It’s very romantic to continue giving each other gifts of food, especially at a noisy, messy group kill. This involves tearing free a hunk of meat and giving it to your partner rather than eating it yourself. It’s a gesture that’s always lost on non-mirrors. (Please imagine a sad mirror whose partner is more disgusted than delighted at the regurgitated meat their mate brought back for them. You don’t like it…?)

don’t tag anyone in California in the ALS challenge

endymionz:

UNLESS YOU KNOW that they can afford to donate the $100.

We are in the middle of a HUGE drought and water/energy bills are expected to spike in the next couple of months. If you’re still going to do it, stand over some plants that you would have watered anyway.

SUPPORT THE ALS CAUSE but do not support wasting water in the middle of a drought that’s only getting worse.

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