Asian ball-jointed dolls (ABJDs), stories, books, random ramblings, cosplay, drawings and mostly games. Currently playing a mix of Pokemon, World of Warcraft (Scarele#1508) and juggling life.
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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.

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.

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.



How to Make Mitered Corners with Bias Tape 

r-lowen:

AKA how to make bias tape go around corers without overlapping multiple pieces. I’ve seen other methods, but this is how I’ve always done it.

Tutorials for both inner and outer corners under the cut!

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you-wear-a-jacket:

This is literally the cutest lizard to ever grace my bathroom floor



Tagged for the Music Meme! 

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your Phone/Tablet/Internet Radio/Media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this on to another people.

I was tagged by chenria

  1. Salt Skin - Ellie Goulding (Bright Lights)
  2. Technologic (Basement Jaxx Kontrol Mixx) - Daft Punk (Technologic)
  3. 絶対運命黙示録 (Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku) - Shoujo Kakumei Utena OST Vol 1
  4. Arguru - Deadmau5 (Random Album Title)
  5. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode (Violator)
  6. Me & Captain America - Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 OST
  7. PTF2012 - VnV Nation (Praise the Fallen)
  8. Know Your Enemy - Hybrid (Morning Sci-FI)
  9. Down to Earth - Luscious Jackson (Titan AE Soundtrack)
  10. Into the Mysteries - The Secret World OST

I tag… coreiseuse, crystalamaris (if she’s around) and brennacedria



zaflikescreepydolls:

PSA - Inexpensive, beautiful doll

buffdolls:

Hujoo has just released a combination ABS/rubber doll that looks stunning. I have held the ABS MSD Hujoo and their ABS animals in my hands, and though the doll feels a bit lighter, there is almost no difference in the feel of the surface of the ABS, and the joints work smoothly….

I’m on it.

I wish they had styled her better but she is lovely and has a lovely body.

She is rather adorable. I may have to consider getting her.



anomalousdata:

oreosforbreakfast:

ohaielly:

someone didn’t think this through.

Laughed for like 3 days.

You can see the exact moment where it realizes its mistake.

anomalousdata:

oreosforbreakfast:

ohaielly:

someone didn’t think this through.

Laughed for like 3 days.

You can see the exact moment where it realizes its mistake.



doxiequeen1:

I don’t like short dresses. I can’t seem to control my expression and legs at the same time, the photos always turn out a mess :( 

Anyway! Flower dress and headpiece are all finished, step by step instructions for this dress can be found on my blog, and a video tutorial for the headpiece is here

The whole thing is sheer, but you can’t really tell because the petticoat is white and i’m very pale ;;

It was designed, drafted, made, and worn by me! Took 16-ish hours to make, spread over a seven day period. Has about sixty dollars worth of fake flowers in it and several yards of silk organza, poly chiffon, and tulle.

I was a fun and easy little project. I enjoyed it.







nonniemous:

twinkiechan:

We all need a potted baby Groot! Free crochet Grootorial at my blog!

OMG, amigurumi Groot!!!

nonniemous:

twinkiechan:

We all need a potted baby Groot! Free crochet Grootorial at my blog!

OMG, amigurumi Groot!!!