🔥 | Latest

Apparently, Bad, and Comfortable: theladyzephyr: Folks let me talk about Crowley and sunglasses, because I have a lot of emotions about when he wears them and when he doesn’t, and Hiding versus Being Seen. We’re introduced to the concept of Crowley wearing glasses even before we’re introduced to Crowley, by Hastur: “If you ask me he’s been up here too long. Gone native. Enjoying himself too much. Wearing sunglasses even when he doesn’t need them.” Honestly Crowley’s whole introduction is a fantastic; we learn so much about his character in a tiny amount of time. The fact that he’s late, the Queen playing as the Bentley approaches, the “Hi, guys” in response to Hastur and Ligur’s “Hail Satan”. I like this intro much better than the one originally scripted with the rats at the phone company, but I digress. Crowley wears sunglasses when he doesn’t need them. Specifically, he still wears them around the demons, and when he’s in hell. You know where Crowley doesn’t wear glasses? At home. We never once see him wearing glasses in his flat, except for when he knows Hastur and Ligur are coming. That’s an emotional kick to the gut for me. Here’s one of the only places Crowley’s comfortable enough to be sans glasses, and when he knows it’s going to be invaded he prepares not just physically with the holy water, but by putting up that emotional barrier in a place where he wasn’t supposed to need it. An argument could be made that Crowley actually never needs glasses. We’re shown that it’s well within the angels’ and demons’ powers to pass unnoticed by humans. Crowley and Aziraphale waltz out of the manor in the middle of a police raid, and going unnoticed by the police takes so little effort that they can keep up a conversation while they stroll through. Even an unimaginative demon like Hastur apparently doesn’t have trouble with the humans losing it over his demonic eyes. The humans in the scene at Megiddo are acting like “this guy is a little weird” and not “holy shit his entire eyeballs are black jelly” That means that Crowley’s glasses are a choice, just like Aziraphale’s softness. Sure, he could arrange matters so that nobody ever noticed his eyes, but he doesn’t want to. Crowley wants acceptance, and he wants to belong, and he’s never, ever had that. He didn’t fit in before the Fall in Heaven, he doesn’t fit in with the demons in Hell. With the glasses, and with the Bentley and his plants and with the barely-bad-enough-to-be-evil nuisance temptations, he’s choosing Earth. This is where he wants to fit in, perhaps not with the humans, but amongst them. Even after Crowley is at his absolute lowest, when he thinks Aziraphale’s dead and he’s on his way to drink until the world ends, he takes the time to put a new pair on when the old ones are damaged. He needs that emotional crutch right now, even with everything about to turn into a pile of puddling goo he’s not ready for the world to see his eyes. Which is why I swore out loud when Hastur forcibly takes them off. It’s about the worst thing that Hastur could have done. Rather than leading with a physical threat, his first act is to strip away Crowley’s emotional defences. It’s a great writing choice because god it made me hate Hastur, even more than all the physical violence we see him do. It’s also the moment that Crowley really truly gets his shit together, and focuses all of his considerable imagination on getting to Tadfield and Aziraphale to help save the world. He’s wielding the terrifyingly unimaginable power of someone who’s hit rock bottom and realised it literally could not get any worse than this. He doesn’t put another pair of glasses on after discorporating Hastur, and he spends the majority of the airbase sequence without them. He puts them back on again, I think, at the moment that he really lets himself hope. When he thinks ‘shit, there may be a real chance that we get through this to a future that I don’t want to lose’. The vulnerability is back, and he needs Adam to trust him. In Crowley’s mind being accepted by a human means he needs to have his eyes hidden. Someone give the demon a hug, please. Interestingly, there’s only one time in the whole series that we see Crowley willingly choose to take his glasses off around another person. Only one person he’ll take down that barrier for, and even then he’s drunk before he does it. Dear God/Satan/Someone that makes my heart ache. Crowley’s chosen Earth, but he’s also chosen Aziraphale. He’s been looking for somewhere to belong his entire existence, and it’s with the angel that he finally feels it. When the dust settles and the world is saved and they finally have space to be themselves unguarded, I like to imagine Crowley takes off the glasses when it’s just the two of them; the idea of being known doesn’t scare him quite so much anymore.  
Apparently, Bad, and Comfortable: theladyzephyr:

Folks let me talk about Crowley and sunglasses, because I have a lot of emotions about when he wears them and when he doesn’t, and Hiding versus Being Seen.
We’re introduced to the concept of Crowley wearing glasses even before we’re introduced to Crowley, by Hastur: “If you ask me he’s been up here too long. Gone native. Enjoying himself too much. Wearing sunglasses even when he doesn’t need them.”
Honestly Crowley’s whole introduction is a fantastic; we learn so much about his character in a tiny amount of time. The fact that he’s late, the Queen playing as the Bentley approaches, the “Hi, guys” in response to Hastur and Ligur’s “Hail Satan”. I like this intro much better than the one originally scripted with the rats at the phone company, but I digress.
Crowley wears sunglasses when he doesn’t need them. Specifically, he still wears them around the demons, and when he’s in hell.
You know where Crowley doesn’t wear glasses? At home.
We never once see him wearing glasses in his flat, except for when he knows Hastur and Ligur are coming. That’s an emotional kick to the gut for me. Here’s one of the only places Crowley’s comfortable enough to be sans glasses, and when he knows it’s going to be invaded he prepares not just physically with the holy water, but by putting up that emotional barrier in a place where he wasn’t supposed to need it.
An argument could be made that Crowley actually never needs glasses. We’re shown that it’s well within the angels’ and demons’ powers to pass unnoticed by humans. Crowley and Aziraphale waltz out of the manor in the middle of a police raid, and going unnoticed by the police takes so little effort that they can keep up a conversation while they stroll through. Even an unimaginative demon like Hastur apparently doesn’t have trouble with the humans losing it over his demonic eyes. The humans in the scene at Megiddo are acting like “this guy is a little weird” and not “holy shit his entire eyeballs are black jelly”
That means that Crowley’s glasses are a choice, just like Aziraphale’s softness. Sure, he could arrange matters so that nobody ever noticed his eyes, but he doesn’t want to. Crowley wants acceptance, and he wants to belong, and he’s never, ever had that. He didn’t fit in before the Fall in Heaven, he doesn’t fit in with the demons in Hell. With the glasses, and with the Bentley and his plants and with the barely-bad-enough-to-be-evil nuisance temptations, he’s choosing Earth. This is where he wants to fit in, perhaps not with the humans, but amongst them.
Even after Crowley is at his absolute lowest, when he thinks Aziraphale’s dead and he’s on his way to drink until the world ends, he takes the time to put a new pair on when the old ones are damaged. He needs that emotional crutch right now, even with everything about to turn into a pile of puddling goo he’s not ready for the world to see his eyes.
Which is why I swore out loud when Hastur forcibly takes them off.
It’s about the worst thing that Hastur could have done. Rather than leading with a physical threat, his first act is to strip away Crowley’s emotional defences. It’s a great writing choice because god it made me hate Hastur, even more than all the physical violence we see him do.
It’s also the moment that Crowley really truly gets his shit together, and focuses all of his considerable imagination on getting to Tadfield and Aziraphale to help save the world. He’s wielding the terrifyingly unimaginable power of someone who’s hit rock bottom and realised it literally could not get any worse than this. He doesn’t put another pair of glasses on after discorporating Hastur, and he spends the majority of the airbase sequence without them.
He puts them back on again, I think, at the moment that he really lets himself hope. When he thinks ‘shit, there may be a real chance that we get through this to a future that I don’t want to lose’.
The vulnerability is back, and he needs Adam to trust him. In Crowley’s mind being accepted by a human means he needs to have his eyes hidden. Someone give the demon a hug, please.
Interestingly, there’s only one time in the whole series that we see Crowley willingly choose to take his glasses off around another person. Only one person he’ll take down that barrier for, and even then he’s drunk before he does it.
Dear God/Satan/Someone that makes my heart ache. Crowley’s chosen Earth, but he’s also chosen Aziraphale. He’s been looking for somewhere to belong his entire existence, and it’s with the angel that he finally feels it.
When the dust settles and the world is saved and they finally have space to be themselves unguarded, I like to imagine Crowley takes off the glasses when it’s just the two of them; the idea of being known doesn’t scare him quite so much anymore.  

theladyzephyr: Folks let me talk about Crowley and sunglasses, because I have a lot of emotions about when he wears them and when he doesn’...

Children, Friday, and Fucking: Trump administratiorn admits they've lost track of roughly 20 percent of toddlers' parents And only half of the youngest children abducted by the Trump administration will be reunited by the court-imposed deadline. ADAM PECK Y JUL 6, 2018, 4:21 PM During a conference call with reporters and U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on Friday afternoon, government officials acknowledged that as many as 20 percent of the youngest children ripped from their parents on Donald Trump's orders won't be reunified with their families any time soon The revelation comes a day after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar assured the public that the government would meet the court's July 10 deadline to reunite children under the age of 5 with their parents, only to immediately backtrack lemonvortex: lemonvortex: lemonvortex: I’m gonna be ill “They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” AND WHAT ALTERNATIVE, EXACTLY, DO YOU HAVE? I literally just cant even keep up with every awful headline I see at this point Even people who are naturalized citizens are at risk And I’m hardly seeing anyone outside of news-oriented social circles talking about what may be coming in the wake of all of this It all just keeps piling up And more And more I feel like the point of no return for the initiation of a dystopian regime is far behind us and it makes me fucking sick
Children, Friday, and Fucking: Trump administratiorn
 admits they've lost
 track of roughly 20
 percent of toddlers'
 parents
 And only half of the youngest children
 abducted by the Trump administration
 will be reunited by the court-imposed
 deadline.
 ADAM PECK Y
 JUL 6, 2018, 4:21 PM

 During a conference call with reporters
 and U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on
 Friday afternoon, government officials
 acknowledged that as many as 20
 percent of the youngest children ripped
 from their parents on Donald Trump's
 orders won't be reunified with their
 families any time soon
 The revelation comes a day after Health
 and Human Services Secretary Alex
 Azar assured the public that the
 government would meet the court's
 July 10 deadline to reunite children
 under the age of 5 with their parents,
 only to immediately backtrack
lemonvortex:

lemonvortex:


lemonvortex:

I’m gonna be ill 

“They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” 
AND WHAT ALTERNATIVE, EXACTLY, DO YOU HAVE?


I literally just cant even keep up with every awful headline I see at this point

Even people who are naturalized citizens are at risk

And I’m hardly seeing anyone outside of news-oriented social circles talking about what may be coming in the wake of all of this

It all just keeps piling up

And more

And more

I feel like the point of no return for the initiation of a dystopian regime is far behind us and it makes me fucking sick

lemonvortex: lemonvortex: lemonvortex: I’m gonna be ill “They are arguing that they shouldnt have to reunite them with their kids” AN...

America, Ass, and Books: Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall Hey guys, I know l usually just post shitty jokes on my Twitter but bear with me because l wanted to share something So in one of my Management classes l sit in the same seat in the front every day. Every single day I sit there Now, l also sit next to some foreign guy that 4/9/18, 6:22 AM 83.9K Retweets 151K Likes Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d 、 barely speaks English. The most advanced thing l've heard this guy say in English is "Wow, my muffin is really good" This guy also has a habit of stackin;g every item he owns in the exact space l sit. His bag, his food, his books, and his phone are ALWAYS right on my desk space 5 t 743 9,104 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d Now, every single time l walk into class this guy says "Ah, Tom. You here. Okay." And starts frantically clearing my desk of his belongings. He then makes it a habit to say "Ready for class, yeah?" And gives me a high five. Every day this quy gives me a high five 714 10.8K Thomas McFall @thomasmcfall 5d Tweet your reply Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d I was ALWAYS annoyed with this guy. l'm thinking "Dude, you know I sit in this seat every day. Why are you always stacking your shit here? And the last thing I want to do is give a guy who barely speaks my language high fives at 8 in the morning" Just get your shit off my desk 682 8,716 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d But today I came to class and was running a few minutes late. I'm standing outside because l had to send a quick text. I could see my usual space through the door out of the corner of my eye. Of course, my desk was filled with his belongings. The usual 4 1652 8,168 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d As I'm standing there on my phone another guy who was also late walks into the class before me and tried to take my seat since it's closest to the door. Tweet your reply 0 The guy sitting next to me stops this dude from sitting down and says "I'm sorry. My good friend Thomas sits here." t 1,125 19.5K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d It was then that I realized this guy wasn't putting stuff on my seat to annoy me. He was saving me the seat every morning And this whole time he saw me as a friend but I was too busy thinking about myself to take him into consideration Cheesy as it sounds, I was touched 38 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d ﹀ l ended up going into class and of course he cleared the seat and said "Ah, Tom You here. Okay." And I did get a high five 02,686 41.1KT At the end of class l ended up asking him if he wanted to get a bite to eat with me We did. And we talked for a while. I got through the broken English 4 0795 15.2K Tweet your reply The guy moved here from the Middle East to pursue a college education in America. He plans to go back after he gets his degree. He's got two kids and a wife. He works full time and sends his all his left over money back home to his wife 6 875 18.1K Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d | asked him how he liked America as well He said he misses his family but it's exciting to be here. He also said "Not every American is nice to me like you are, Tom. I bought lunch, of course. Dude deserves it. He gave me a high five for buying lunch. Gotta keep up tradition 16 0994 23.2K Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall 5d Moral of the story? Don't do what I do and constantly only think about yourself It took me nearly the entire semester to get my head out of my ass and realize this guy was just trying to be my friend Tweet your reply positive-memes:Student finds annoying foreigner is a friend he didn’t know he had.
America, Ass, and Books: Thomas McFall
 @thomas_mcfall
 Hey guys, I know l usually just post
 shitty jokes on my Twitter but bear with
 me because l wanted to share
 something
 So in one of my Management classes l
 sit in the same seat in the front every
 day. Every single day I sit there
 Now, l also sit next to some foreign guy
 that
 4/9/18, 6:22 AM
 83.9K Retweets 151K Likes

 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d 、
 barely speaks English. The most
 advanced thing l've heard this guy say in
 English is "Wow, my muffin is really
 good"
 This guy also has a habit of stackin;g
 every item he owns in the exact space l
 sit. His bag, his food, his books, and his
 phone are ALWAYS right on my desk
 space
 5
 t 743
 9,104
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d
 Now, every single time l walk into class
 this guy says "Ah, Tom. You here. Okay."
 And starts frantically clearing my desk of
 his belongings. He then makes it a habit
 to say "Ready for class, yeah?" And gives
 me a high five. Every day this quy gives
 me a high five
 714
 10.8K
 Thomas McFall @thomasmcfall 5d
 Tweet your reply

 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d
 I was ALWAYS annoyed with this guy. l'm
 thinking "Dude, you know I sit in this seat
 every day. Why are you always stacking
 your shit here? And the last thing I want
 to do is give a guy who barely speaks my
 language high fives at 8 in the morning"
 Just get your shit off my desk
 682 8,716
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d
 But today I came to class and was
 running a few minutes late. I'm standing
 outside because l had to send a quick
 text. I could see my usual space through
 the door out of the corner of my eye. Of
 course, my desk was filled with his
 belongings. The usual
 4
 1652 8,168
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d
 As I'm standing there on my phone
 another guy who was also late walks into
 the class before me and tried to take my
 seat since it's closest to the door.
 Tweet your reply
 0

 The guy sitting next to me stops this
 dude from sitting down and says "I'm
 sorry. My good friend Thomas sits here."
 t 1,125
 19.5K
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d
 It was then that I realized this guy wasn't
 putting stuff on my seat to annoy me. He
 was saving me the seat every morning
 And this whole time he saw me as a
 friend but I was too busy thinking about
 myself to take him into consideration
 Cheesy as it sounds, I was touched
 38
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall. 5d ﹀
 l ended up going into class and of course
 he cleared the seat and said "Ah, Tom
 You here. Okay." And I did get a high five
 02,686 41.1KT
 At the end of class l ended up asking him
 if he wanted to get a bite to eat with me
 We did. And we talked for a while. I got
 through the broken English
 4
 0795 15.2K
 Tweet your reply

 The guy moved here from the Middle
 East to pursue a college education in
 America. He plans to go back after he
 gets his degree. He's got two kids and a
 wife. He works full time and sends his all
 his left over money back home to his
 wife
 6
 875
 18.1K
 Thomas McFall @thomas mcfall 5d
 | asked him how he liked America as well
 He said he misses his family but it's
 exciting to be here. He also said "Not
 every American is nice to me like you
 are, Tom.
 I bought lunch, of course. Dude deserves
 it.
 He gave me a high five for buying
 lunch. Gotta keep up tradition
 16
 0994 23.2K
 Thomas McFall @thomas_mcfall 5d
 Moral of the story? Don't do what I do
 and constantly only think about yourself
 It took me nearly the entire semester to
 get my head out of my ass and realize
 this guy was just trying to be my friend
 Tweet your reply
positive-memes:Student finds annoying foreigner is a friend he didn’t know he had.

positive-memes:Student finds annoying foreigner is a friend he didn’t know he had.

Bad, Crazy, and Love: LAG Fissure: "I think Rascal and I were both in the same boat regarding today's news. Let's go back to the past. There is no one better than me who can empathize with him, so lI'm confident I can organize this case in the best way. The day I was released from London was Feb. 20th, and Rascal on the 21st. When I came to Gladiators, there was a 3 day break. The first thing I felt coming here was the issue everyone had talked about culture difference. I felt that the majority of the players had low work ethic regarding this job. Of course, not anymore. But when I first came here thinking ' will get this team to a higher rank and improve my value to my eyes the teammates were not practicing despite their bad performance in stage 1. It was an off-season break of course, but when Rascal and I are in a similar situation like that, where you are transferred from a top performing team you have no choice but to feel serious about it. I don't know about Dallas but I personally talked with the GM of LAG. I told him "I really want to improve this team and get us higher in the rankings, but they don't seem to have the mentality to try harder. If this goes on, I don't think I can keep up." And he listened. He gathered all the LAG players in one spot had a discussion, and told the players that they needed to make the proper atmosphere for Fissure, and then we can do better next stage. Of course, English was really hard for me. I usually almost never get triggered in scrims but I think I got frustrated for the first time during scrims in LAG due to English. I thought l was going crazy. How do I make specific orders in another language? I knew we could win with this shotcall of mine, but I couldn't convey it. So in the beginning I fought with the LAG players a lot, and naturally we apologized to each other for whatever we did. Since then we're really doing well and we have a good atmosphere. I think this is where we can see the difference between Dallas and Gladiators There is no one who can connect the Korean and English players in the game. We have Bischu. I talk to him in Korean and he translates it for me. Rascal must have been in the same situation, I can imagine how frustrated he had been. If I didn't have Bischu I would probably be in the news today as well. "Farewell to Fissure (1/2) 6 167 261 I'm sure that Rascal had fights with his team regarding that because that's exactly what I went through. But I apologized to my teammates after, and they did too. If you look at our recent matches we hugged when winning, and I love my team. I don't think Rascal was able to make that environment yet The language barrier made it hard for Rascal and the team to understand each other and he couldn't endure from that frustration. In the article it says "Rascal avoided communication." No, this is not the case. Rascal does want to communicate, but what can he do? He can't speak English. No one can translate for him in-game. I think Rascal got distressed because of that. I would have done the same As for EFFECT, He was with Envyus members since APEX. Rascal was in Dallas for only a month. The period is incomparable. I had been upset because of this issue as well and got triggered during scrims. When you really want to say something and you can't because of the language it is really, really frustrating. Then the coaches come to me and ask Why aren't you being active and more talkative in scrims??". I WANT TO. BUT I CAN'T. Do you know how they had replied to that? "Try harder". Even they can't solve this issue. Thankfully I became better because Bischu managed to alleviate this problem for us in-game. It's thanks to him that I am remaining here. Hey Daemin, you feel that too right? Having to learn Chinese to do comms. But what can you do? You only have to tray harder. It's the same for every player who needs to learn another language to adapt. I'm saying this because I'm afraid Rascal's reputation might be damaged when moving to another team Rascal doesn't have bad mentality or personality. The language barrier problem is that hard to solve. I've been in the same team as Rascal. He does not avoid communication he always tries to talk. It's just really hard to solve. In my opinion Bischu's player value will be very high next season. I am confident maybe somewhere below Jjonak and Carpe. Why? A lot of teams will want bilingual players. There will certainly be many teams who need that next season. I heard that Bischu already had a lot of offers (due to his ability). On top of that his personality is amazing. If he gets his mechanical skill to that level? His value will be on par with Jionak & Carpe. He lived overseas since he was young So yeah I wanted to say this, because this kind of news can be misunderstood very easily." (2/2) 6 167 261 lanerobertsappreciationsociety: wet-raccoon:What Fissure said on his stream about the Dallas v Rascal situation Fissure the MVP 
Bad, Crazy, and Love: LAG Fissure:
 "I think Rascal and I were both in the same boat regarding today's news.
 Let's go back to the past. There is no one better than me who can
 empathize with him, so lI'm confident I can organize this case in the
 best way. The day I was released from London was Feb. 20th, and Rascal
 on the 21st. When I came to Gladiators, there was a 3 day break.
 The first thing I felt coming here was the issue everyone had talked about
 culture difference. I felt that the majority of the players had low work
 ethic regarding this job. Of course, not anymore. But when I first came here
 thinking ' will get this team to a higher rank and improve my value
 to my eyes the teammates were not practicing despite their bad performance
 in stage 1. It was an off-season break of course, but when Rascal and I are in
 a similar situation like that, where you are transferred from a top performing team
 you have no choice but to feel serious about it.
 I don't know about Dallas but I personally talked with the GM of LAG.
 I told him "I really want to improve this team and get us higher in the rankings,
 but they don't seem to have the mentality to try harder. If this goes on, I don't
 think I can keep up." And he listened. He gathered all the LAG players in one spot
 had a discussion, and told the players that they needed to make the proper
 atmosphere for Fissure, and then we can do better next stage. Of course, English
 was really hard for me. I usually almost never get triggered in scrims but I think I got
 frustrated for the first time during scrims in LAG due to English. I thought l
 was going crazy. How do I make specific orders in another language? I knew we
 could win with this shotcall of mine, but I couldn't convey it. So in the beginning I fought
 with the LAG players a lot, and naturally we apologized to each other for whatever we
 did. Since then we're really doing well and we have a good atmosphere. I think this is where
 we can see the difference between Dallas and Gladiators There is no one who can
 connect the Korean and English players in the game. We have Bischu. I talk to him in Korean
 and he translates it for me. Rascal must have been in the same situation, I can imagine
 how frustrated he had been. If I didn't have Bischu I would probably be in the news today
 as well. "Farewell to Fissure (1/2)
 6
 167
 261

 I'm sure that Rascal had fights with his team regarding that
 because that's exactly what I went through. But I apologized to my teammates
 after, and they did too. If you look at our recent matches we hugged when winning,
 and I love my team. I don't think Rascal was able to make that environment yet
 The language barrier made it hard for Rascal and the team to understand each other and
 he couldn't endure from that frustration. In the article it says "Rascal avoided communication."
 No, this is not the case. Rascal does want to communicate, but what can he do?
 He can't speak English. No one can translate for him in-game. I think Rascal got distressed
 because of that. I would have done the same
 As for EFFECT, He was with Envyus members since APEX. Rascal was in Dallas for only a month.
 The period is incomparable. I had been upset because of this issue as well and got
 triggered during scrims. When you really want to say something and you can't
 because of the language it is really, really frustrating. Then the coaches come to me and ask
 Why aren't you being active and more talkative in scrims??".
 I WANT TO. BUT I CAN'T. Do you know how they had replied to that? "Try harder".
 Even they can't solve this issue. Thankfully I became better
 because Bischu managed to alleviate this problem for us in-game.
 It's thanks to him that I am remaining here. Hey Daemin, you feel that too right? Having to
 learn Chinese to do comms. But what can you do? You only have to tray harder.
 It's the same for every player who needs to learn another language to adapt. I'm saying this
 because I'm afraid Rascal's reputation might be damaged when moving to another team
 Rascal doesn't have bad mentality or personality. The language barrier problem
 is that hard to solve. I've been in the same team as Rascal. He does not avoid communication
 he always tries to talk. It's just really hard to solve. In my opinion Bischu's player value
 will be very high next season. I am confident maybe somewhere below Jjonak and Carpe. Why?
 A lot of teams will want bilingual players. There will certainly be many teams who need that
 next season. I heard that Bischu already had a lot of offers (due to his ability). On top of that
 his personality is amazing. If he gets his mechanical skill to that level?
 His value will be on par with Jionak & Carpe. He lived overseas since he was young
 So yeah I wanted to say this, because this kind of news can be misunderstood very easily." (2/2)
 6
 167
 261
lanerobertsappreciationsociety:

wet-raccoon:What Fissure said on his stream about the Dallas v Rascal situation
Fissure the MVP 

lanerobertsappreciationsociety: wet-raccoon:What Fissure said on his stream about the Dallas v Rascal situation Fissure the MVP 

Batman, Clark Kent, and Dumb: rob-anybody tumblr Follow broadlybrazen unpretty another dumb headcanon: superman is nice to birds because of course he is, and helps out birds who are in distress. also he can fly around with them. birds see a lot more of superman than they do of most people, basically. the unexpected consequence of this is that the crows of metropolis recognize superman as a friend. sometimes crows just follow him around like a weird flock or try to give him shiny things. but mostly please just imagine luthor trying to gloat while threatening superman with kryptonite only to have a crow steal it. or just, generally, lex luthor getting attacked by crows. if that does not improve your day i don't know what to tell you unpretty What is that? Superman followed the direction of Batman's gaze. A crow had landed on the rooftop beside them, and dropped a bottlecap near Superman's feet. "Ohl Hey Francis. Is that for me?" Caw," said Francis Do you have a pet crow? Batman asked. No, I don't have pets," Superman said as he bent down to retrieve the bottlecap You named it. Not this specific one," Superman explained. "1 just call all the crows Francis. ...why Caw, caw," said Francis with a flap of its wings I don't know. Just calling them 'crow felt rude after a while. l'd name them individually but I can't actually tell them apart. Except for Old Francis and One Eyed Francis." Superman tucked the bottlecap into a small pocket on the back of his pants. Why Francis?" Superman shrugged. It's gender neutral. I don't want to misgender them just because they're birds Of course you don't," Batman sighed, looking back out at Metropolis Caw," Francis added Do you keep dog treats in your utility belt?" Superman asked Why would I do that. .. in case you meet a dog that needs to know he's a good boy? Superman suggested. Batman shook his head, but opened a small pouch on his belt and held out a small treat. "See, it was a yes or no question, I don't know why everything has to be such a production with you," Superman said as he took it. He tossed it over by the bird's feet. "Here you are, Francis. Keep up the good work." Caw, caw," Francis said. When it realized no more treats were forthcoming, it flew away in a fiutter of black wings. You're unbelievable," Batman said, shaking his head again. Superman took his eyes off the departing crow to look back at Batman, and frowned. "You know," he said, "it's really weird seeing you in costume during the day Don't start." It's like seeing your teacher at the mall." Don't think I won't take care of Poison Ivy without your help, if I have to Superman shrugged. T'm just saying voxmyriad But...what if the crows also recognized him as Clark Kent? This mild-mannered reporter who doesn't seem to do anything in particular to the crows that would make them like him, but they're not afraid of him at all, and they keep trying to give HIM things, and Clark being a nice guy, he just. Accepts the bottlecap. Says thank you. Keeps walking. Lois adds another factoid to her "Weird Stuff About Clark Kent" file Maybe he tries to convince his coworkers that everyone is friendly with crows in Smallville. That the farmers discovered how smart crows are and decided to make friends with them instead of chasing them off Maybe he tries to talk the crows into palling around with him as Superman but going their separate ways as Clark Kent. Please imagine Superman on top of a building holding Clark Kent's glasses and trying to explain the concept of a secret identity to a flock of attentive birds Source: unpretty #my favorite post #dc universe #my superman 32,061 notes Hey DC, I would watch this movie
Batman, Clark Kent, and Dumb: rob-anybody
 tumblr
 Follow
 broadlybrazen
 unpretty
 another dumb headcanon: superman is nice to birds because of course he is,
 and helps out birds who are in distress. also he can fly around with them. birds
 see a lot more of superman than they do of most people, basically. the
 unexpected consequence of this is that the crows of metropolis recognize
 superman as a friend. sometimes crows just follow him around like a weird flock
 or try to give him shiny things. but mostly please just imagine luthor trying to
 gloat while threatening superman with kryptonite only to have a crow steal it. or
 just, generally, lex luthor getting attacked by crows. if that does not improve your
 day i don't know what to tell you
 unpretty
 What is that?
 Superman followed the direction of Batman's gaze. A crow had landed on the
 rooftop beside them, and dropped a bottlecap near Superman's feet. "Ohl Hey
 Francis. Is that for me?"
 Caw," said Francis
 Do you have a pet crow? Batman asked.
 No, I don't have pets," Superman said as he bent down to retrieve the
 bottlecap
 You named it.
 Not this specific one," Superman explained. "1 just call all the crows Francis.
 ...why
 Caw, caw," said Francis with a flap of its wings
 I don't know. Just calling them 'crow felt rude after a while. l'd name them
 individually but I can't actually tell them apart. Except for Old Francis and One
 Eyed Francis." Superman tucked the bottlecap into a small pocket on the back of
 his pants.
 Why Francis?"
 Superman shrugged. It's gender neutral. I don't want to misgender them just
 because they're birds
 Of course you don't," Batman sighed, looking back out at Metropolis
 Caw," Francis added
 Do you keep dog treats in your utility belt?" Superman asked
 Why would I do that.
 .. in case you meet a dog that needs to know he's a good boy? Superman
 suggested. Batman shook his head, but opened a small pouch on his belt and
 held out a small treat. "See, it was a yes or no question, I don't know why
 everything has to be such a production with you," Superman said as he took it.
 He tossed it over by the bird's feet. "Here you are, Francis. Keep up the good
 work."
 Caw, caw," Francis said. When it realized no more treats were forthcoming, it
 flew away in a fiutter of black wings.
 You're unbelievable," Batman said, shaking his head again.
 Superman took his eyes off the departing crow to look back at Batman, and
 frowned. "You know," he said, "it's really weird seeing you in costume during the
 day
 Don't start."
 It's like seeing your teacher at the mall."
 Don't think I won't take care of Poison Ivy without your help, if I have to
 Superman shrugged. T'm just saying
 voxmyriad
 But...what if the crows also recognized him as Clark Kent? This mild-mannered
 reporter who doesn't seem to do anything in particular to the crows that would
 make them like him, but they're not afraid of him at all, and they keep trying to
 give HIM things, and Clark being a nice guy, he just. Accepts the bottlecap. Says
 thank you. Keeps walking. Lois adds another factoid to her "Weird Stuff About
 Clark Kent" file
 Maybe he tries to convince his coworkers that everyone is friendly with crows in
 Smallville. That the farmers discovered how smart crows are and decided to
 make friends with them instead of chasing them off
 Maybe he tries to talk the crows into palling around with him as Superman but
 going their separate ways as Clark Kent.
 Please imagine Superman on top of a building holding Clark Kent's glasses and
 trying to explain the concept of a secret identity to a flock of attentive birds
 Source: unpretty #my favorite post #dc universe #my superman
 32,061 notes
Hey DC, I would watch this movie

Hey DC, I would watch this movie

Amazon, Ass, and Books: Millennials Are Out- Reading Older Generations But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds natural–blues: decrystallize: witchtimez: onlyblackgirl: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: This came up on my facebook feed and I am so excited to see how generation Xers and Baby Boomers will find a way to use this to shit on millenials anyways nice okay we’re off to a good start oh boy do i have something to tell you about millennials, working, and debt that’s gonna absolutely blow your socks off banksy’s family found this article Why old people so mad. It’s funny because millennials can pretty much multitask like it’s second nature simply because it’s necessary to keep up with society, while baby boomers whine about reading subtitles and can’t seem to program anything more complicated than a VCR. But sure, ok, the kids are lazy and have entitlement complexes Older Generations: -Make comics about kids not knowing how books work- Millenials: -Read more books than anyone else- Older Generations: …no we changed our minds reading a lot is lazy and entitled now I had a professor, way older, talk at a great length about how his generation is more well read than Millenials. When it was brought up that our generation reads more, he literally came out of nowhere with “Well, that’s not the point. See, my generation was better informed. You kids don’t know what it is to actually sit down and read for information. This generation is the least informed of any previous generation! Other generations sat and read, listened to the radio for information. There’s access, but are any of you *actually* informed? No. If I wanted to know what happened in Finland to make it a country, I would go to the library, speak to another human being, and check out books to read on the subject. We were happy to do it.” A girl a few seats behind me goes, “Bullshit. If I want to know that, I can Google that in a few seconds depending on my signal. I can youtube or Netflix a documentary on Finnish History. I can listen to podcasts made by Scandinavian historians. I can use Duolingo to get a better than basic understanding of the language, and use Amazon same-day to get a book in my hand by my last class of the day, delivered to the class. I can order Finnish food on my ubereats app, find a language partner chat app to video with people in Helsinki, use Google Earth to visit, patronise interactive museums, and stream the most popular films from the country *right now*. If I so desire I can take an opensource course from a highly accredited university about the same subject and apply to study abroad with a trusted program with the click of a button. I can use Tinder to find me someone there to get some with, I can buy plane tickets and find a top rated hotel for a good price with great reviews and stream their local radio stations with an app. I can buy train tickets, bus tickets and rent a car. We aren’t less informed. We just don’t learn things we don’t give a shit about or need just to say we did all smug about it. Stop sneering at us for the access your generation dreamed of giving us actually happening just because your old ass doesn’t know how to use it.”
Amazon, Ass, and Books: Millennials Are Out-
 Reading Older Generations
 But younger Americans value library services less than more senior
 cohorts, study finds
natural–blues:

decrystallize:

witchtimez:

onlyblackgirl:

m4ge:

m4ge:

m4ge:

m4ge:

This came up on my facebook feed and I am so excited to see how generation Xers and Baby Boomers will find a way to use this to shit on millenials anyways


nice okay we’re off to a good start


oh boy do i have something to tell you about millennials, working, and debt that’s gonna absolutely blow your socks off


banksy’s family found this article

Why old people so mad.

It’s funny because millennials can pretty much multitask like it’s second nature simply because it’s necessary to keep up with society, while baby boomers whine about reading subtitles and can’t seem to program anything more complicated than a VCR.
But sure, ok, the kids are lazy and have entitlement complexes

Older Generations: -Make comics about kids not knowing how books work-
Millenials: -Read more books than anyone else-
Older Generations: …no we changed our minds reading a lot is lazy and entitled now


I had a professor, way older, talk at a great length about how his generation is more well read than Millenials. When it was brought up that our generation reads more, he literally came out of nowhere with “Well, that’s not the point. See, my generation was better informed. You kids don’t know what it is to actually sit down and read for information. This generation is the least informed of any previous generation! Other generations sat and read, listened to the radio for information. There’s access, but are any of you *actually* informed? No. If I wanted to know what happened in Finland to make it a country, I would go to the library, speak to another human being, and check out books to read on the subject. We were happy to do it.”
A girl a few seats behind me goes,  “Bullshit. If I want to know that, I can Google that in a few seconds depending on my signal. I can youtube or Netflix a documentary on Finnish History. I can listen to podcasts made by Scandinavian historians. I can use Duolingo to get a better than basic understanding of the language, and use Amazon same-day to get a book in my hand by my last class of the day, delivered to the class. I can order Finnish food on my ubereats app, find a language partner chat app to video with people in Helsinki, use Google Earth to visit, patronise interactive museums, and stream the most popular films from the country *right now*. If I so desire I can take an opensource course from a highly accredited university about the same subject and apply to study abroad with a trusted program with the click of a button. I can use Tinder to find me someone there to get some with, I can buy plane tickets and find a top rated hotel for a good price with great reviews and stream their local radio stations with an app. I can buy train tickets, bus tickets and rent a car. We aren’t less informed. We just don’t learn things we don’t give a shit about or need just to say we did all smug about it. Stop sneering at us for the access your generation dreamed of giving us actually happening just because your old ass doesn’t know how to use it.”

natural–blues: decrystallize: witchtimez: onlyblackgirl: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: m4ge: This came up on my facebook feed and I am so excite...

Books, Confused, and Music: HOW TO GET BETTER AT LISTENING COMPREHENSION by rhubarbstudies Listening comprehension: is a huge part of learning (and speaking) any language 1. It's about discrimination; isolating sounds and words while you practice 2. Pronunciation and comprehension go hand-in-hand. As 3. Listen with prejudice: listen for certain words, certain information. one improves, so does the other Best practice: Listen to your target language often: 5 hours/week in class is a good start. Watching shows or listening to music in your target language is a enough to significantly improve your understanding of the language Strategies and tips for improvement Music: listen to music and read the words at the same time. The goal is to start training your brain to recognize the letters that go with the sounds. The better you get, the more you'll be able to understand the words when vou hear them without text. Read out loud: just like when you learned your first language, reading aloud in your target language is a basic way to advance your comprehension. Use your book: its more than likely that your textbook has a section on listening, so use it Dare to mispronounce: use the words often and out loud. The more familiar y uth muscles become with making the sounds, the better you will get at interpreting them. → Repetition: if you have listening exercises, repeat those over and over again. The more you use them, the better you'll get. HOW TO STUDY GRAMMAR by rhubarbstudies Grammar: is the nuts and bolts of language Best practice: Nightly review: good, organized notes & repetition for mechanical proficiency. Think of grammar as the moving pieces of lanquage. It's flexible. There is rarely one right way to say something Study strategies for grammar (choose as needed) → Examples, examples, examples: write copious examples in your notes: the more ways you see things done, the clearer the pattern is. → Look for patterns: most grammar is very clean, there are rules and the the grammar will follow them in organized ways. When you notice a pattern, write it down, draw arrows and cartoons and anything else that helps you remember. → Become familiar with the parts of speech: (in all languages) and what they do. These are the building blocks of al language, and there are only seven. For conjugations: practice new forms immediately. If you get them into memory, you'll never think about them again, and you'll always have them ready Montessori shapes: associate different elements of a sentence with shapes and colors. Use whatever you can to help features stand out. → Translate this is the old school method. The more connections you forge between you current language and your target language, the easier the target language is to understand. Grammar drills: this is boring, but repetition has a huge success rate with grammar. Meet with your teachers: they most likely understand the topic they're teaching, so meeting with them is often the easiest thing you can do HOW TO MEMORIZE VOCABULARY by rhubarbstudies Vocabulary: the meat of the language-acquiring vocabulary is one of the most important parts of study. The goal is to enter it into long-term memory (saving you work down the road) Best practice: Nightly review: no more than 5 minutes. Flashcards are the most efficient method Other methods for working with vocabulary (choose as needed) ord groups: create charts if words grouped together that are similar, the more associations between words, the easier they are to recall Pictures: associate new words with both images and definitions. Vocabulary fan: write all the vocab down the side of a piece of paper, then fold it over and write the definitions. Keep doing this until, you have filled the whole page, and the page will be folded into an accordion shape Recopying: some people find success with the traditional way of writing out lists and definitions until you don't need the lists anymore Vocab journal this is what the pros do-keep a notebook purely for vocabulary. Any time you come across a word you've had to look up more than three times, add it to the journal with a definition. Kinetic study: associate movement with words and definitions. Engage your whole body in the topic. Your body helps jog your memory. Interactive notebooks: use foldable (like the vocabulary fan) to make flip books or flip boxes that you paste into a notebook. The more senses you engage, the faster toy can assimilate the new information. Drawing if you have a penchant for art, draw the ideas that come with the words. sing your vocabulary; set it to music that sticks with you. SongES HOW TO GET BETTER AT HOMEWORK by rhubarbstudies Homework is really a necessity in mastering new concepts because it's repetition. Use your book & other resources: if you have a textbook/workbook set, the homework you're doing most likely has corresponding sections. Look up words and anything else you don't know. Understanding the directions and questions is super important to sense of what your practicing Try anyway even if you get confused, try anyway. Giving up will only lead to getting behind and more confusion down the line identifying what you don't know is hugely helpful write questions in the margins of your homework/book so that you can remember them in class for next time or look them up on your own. Ask for help your teachers are most likely easy to contact and willing to give you homeworlk support or a quick meeting to clarify things. Keep up with your work and engage in class: if you work out of your workbook/textbook a lot, your quizzes and tests will most likely reflect your books. Keep them up to date. Correct wrong answers and use the books together rhubarbstudies: [5/27/17] My French teacher gave us these tips for studying a new language, so I typed them up for you guys! You can check out the original doc he gave us here
Books, Confused, and Music: HOW TO GET BETTER AT LISTENING
 COMPREHENSION
 by rhubarbstudies
 Listening comprehension: is a huge part of learning (and speaking) any language
 1. It's about discrimination; isolating sounds and words while you practice
 2. Pronunciation and comprehension go hand-in-hand. As
 3. Listen with prejudice: listen for certain words, certain information.
 one improves, so does the other
 Best practice:
 Listen to your target language often: 5 hours/week in class is a good start. Watching shows or
 listening to music in your target language is a enough to significantly improve your understanding of
 the language
 Strategies and tips for improvement
 Music: listen to music and read the words at the same time. The goal is to start training your
 brain to recognize the letters that go with the sounds. The better you get, the more you'll be able to
 understand the words when vou hear them without text.
 Read out loud: just like when you learned your first language, reading aloud in your target
 language is a basic way to advance your comprehension.
 Use your book: its more than likely that your textbook has a section on listening, so use it
 Dare to mispronounce: use the words often and out loud. The more familiar y
 uth
 muscles become with making the sounds, the better you will get at interpreting them.
 → Repetition: if you have listening exercises, repeat those over and over again. The more you use
 them, the better you'll get.

 HOW TO STUDY GRAMMAR
 by rhubarbstudies
 Grammar: is the nuts and bolts of language
 Best practice:
 Nightly review: good, organized notes & repetition for mechanical proficiency.
 Think of grammar as the moving pieces of lanquage. It's flexible. There is rarely one right way to say
 something
 Study strategies for grammar (choose as needed)
 → Examples, examples, examples: write copious examples in your notes: the more ways you see
 things done, the clearer the pattern is.
 → Look for patterns: most grammar is very clean, there are rules and the the grammar will follow
 them in organized ways. When you notice a pattern, write it down, draw arrows and cartoons and
 anything else that helps you remember.
 → Become familiar with the parts of speech: (in all languages) and what they do. These are the
 building blocks of al language, and there are only seven.
 For conjugations: practice new forms immediately. If you get them into memory, you'll never
 think about them again, and you'll always have them ready
 Montessori shapes: associate different elements of a sentence with shapes and colors. Use
 whatever you can to help features stand out.
 → Translate this is the old school method. The more connections you forge between you current
 language and your target language, the easier the target language is to understand.
 Grammar drills: this is boring, but repetition has a huge success rate with grammar.
 Meet with your teachers: they most likely understand the topic they're teaching, so meeting
 with them is often the easiest thing you can do

 HOW TO MEMORIZE VOCABULARY
 by rhubarbstudies
 Vocabulary:
 the meat of the language-acquiring vocabulary is one of the most important parts of
 study. The goal is to enter it into long-term memory (saving you work down the road)
 Best practice:
 Nightly review: no more than 5 minutes. Flashcards are the most efficient method
 Other methods for working with vocabulary (choose as needed)
 ord groups:
 create charts if words grouped together that are similar, the more associations
 between words, the easier they are to recall
 Pictures:
 associate new words with both images and definitions.
 Vocabulary fan: write all the vocab down the side of a piece of paper, then fold it over and
 write the definitions. Keep doing this until, you have filled the whole page, and the page will be
 folded into an accordion shape
 Recopying: some people find success with the traditional way of writing out lists and
 definitions until you don't need the lists anymore
 Vocab journal
 this is what the pros do-keep a notebook purely for vocabulary. Any time you
 come across a word you've had to look up more than three times, add it to the journal with a
 definition.
 Kinetic study:
 associate movement with words and definitions. Engage your whole body in the
 topic. Your body helps jog your memory.
 Interactive notebooks: use foldable (like the vocabulary fan) to make flip books or flip boxes
 that you paste into a notebook. The more senses you engage, the faster toy can assimilate the new
 information.
 Drawing
 if you have a penchant for art, draw the ideas that come with the words.
 sing your vocabulary; set it to music that sticks with you.
 SongES

 HOW TO GET BETTER AT HOMEWORK
 by rhubarbstudies
 Homework
 is really a necessity in mastering new concepts because it's repetition.
 Use your book & other resources:
 if you have a textbook/workbook set, the homework you're
 doing most likely has corresponding sections.
 Look up words
 and anything else you don't know. Understanding the directions and questions
 is super important to sense of what your practicing
 Try anyway
 even if you get confused, try anyway. Giving up will only lead to getting behind
 and more confusion down the line
 identifying what you don't know is hugely helpful
 write questions in the margins of your homework/book so that you can remember them
 in class for next time or look them up on your own.
 Ask for help
 your teachers are most likely easy to contact and willing to give you homeworlk
 support or a quick meeting to clarify things.
 Keep up with your work and engage in class:
 if you work out of your workbook/textbook a
 lot, your quizzes and tests will most likely reflect your books. Keep them up to date. Correct wrong
 answers and use the books together
rhubarbstudies:
[5/27/17]
My French teacher gave us these tips for studying a new language, so I typed them up for you guys! You can check out the original doc he gave us here

rhubarbstudies: [5/27/17] My French teacher gave us these tips for studying a new language, so I typed them up for you guys! You can check o...