August222014
I asked @zellerwritingco a favor on the invoice. Was not disappointed. The dino nommed the corner of my paper xD.

I asked @zellerwritingco a favor on the invoice. Was not disappointed. The dino nommed the corner of my paper xD.

6PM
Got me some of Organics Studio’s Gregor Mendel (discontinued, get it while you can!) And samples of the whole series of Scribal Work Shop inks.

#pen #writing #fountain #ink #journal

Got me some of Organics Studio’s Gregor Mendel (discontinued, get it while you can!) And samples of the whole series of Scribal Work Shop inks.

#pen #writing #fountain #ink #journal

6PM
Got some goodies from @zellerwritingco! Really love the packaging~ 

#pen #ink #journal #writing #authors

Got some goodies from @zellerwritingco! Really love the packaging~

#pen #ink #journal #writing #authors

August182014
deadpandork:

tg-i:

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.

My dad uses this, and he loves it! He’s been multilingual for a long time (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and he says it’s taught him things that even he didn’t know. I might be using it for my german soon too, ‘cus I’m definitely rusty on that. Harumph

This is PHENOMENAL. I just started in my German major this past year, and the site is incredibly helpful for me to review what I know so far. I’m super excited to try it with new languages. 

deadpandork:

tg-i:

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.

image

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.

My dad uses this, and he loves it! He’s been multilingual for a long time (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) and he says it’s taught him things that even he didn’t know. I might be using it for my german soon too, ‘cus I’m definitely rusty on that. Harumph

This is PHENOMENAL. I just started in my German major this past year, and the site is incredibly helpful for me to review what I know so far. I’m super excited to try it with new languages. 

(via idioticallycapricious)

August152014

asylum-art:

Ribcage Ring and Granny’s Grenades  by Juxtapoz Jewels
These jewels from Juxtapoz Jewels…
This ring by (Juxtapoz Jewels; but desactived) has  even got a little red jewel of a heart in it.
il’s a Ribcage Ring and Granny’s Grenades!

(via runesonmymemory)

August142014
YESSSSSS GOOOOD. GOOOOOD! MY ARMY GROWS!

YESSSSSS GOOOOD. GOOOOOD! MY ARMY GROWS!

August132014

itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Resin Shelves

would break all the shelves for this….

(via imadinorawrrwar)

9PM

Sleepless Flame Weekly Summary Report:

Overview:

The Red Phase of Chapter 6 has been eliminated, one more pass through and it should be in Beta. It is 31 pages with 20,875 words, and page 31 is 95% covered in text.

Goals for Next Week:

Finish the final pass through then send it to Beta, as well as moving headway into Chapter 7.

Personal Thoughts about Progress:

Well, that one was a lot rougher than I initially thought, but I am glad it is nearing completion. Next chapter is another painful one, but it is the last chunk for my next milestone. This chapter has parts I am not sure I want to include, and I question how it progresses the plot, but it will take some thinking over. The next milestone, however will involve me going through every notebook I have scrawled in and making sure I have digitized or inserted my ideas into current chapters. And there are a shitton of notebooks.

7PM
Yearning for #fall already…

#autumn #nature #beads #jewelry

Yearning for #fall already…

#autumn #nature #beads #jewelry

6PM
WHO WILL BE MY NEXT CENTURION AND COMMAND MY MINIONS?!?!?

WHO WILL BE MY NEXT CENTURION AND COMMAND MY MINIONS?!?!?

August122014
xxeyesonlyxx:

This always makes me giggle.

xxeyesonlyxx:

This always makes me giggle.

(via frost-lokes)

August112014
12PM
I CAN NOT STOP TOUCHING THIS NOTEBOOK. WHY IS THIS COVER SO SOFT??? PRETTY SURE THIS VIOLATES SOME CODES SOMEWHERE.

#notebook #rhodia #writing #sendhelp #ithinkimbeingindoctrinateed

I CAN NOT STOP TOUCHING THIS NOTEBOOK. WHY IS THIS COVER SO SOFT??? PRETTY SURE THIS VIOLATES SOME CODES SOMEWHERE.

#notebook #rhodia #writing #sendhelp #ithinkimbeingindoctrinateed

12PM
More bounty from @gouletpens! I caved and got a rhodia for my videos…as well as a private reserve from this month’s inkdrop and some discontinued samples from organics studio.

#pen #writing #fountain #ink #journal #tools

More bounty from @gouletpens! I caved and got a rhodia for my videos…as well as a private reserve from this month’s inkdrop and some discontinued samples from organics studio.

#pen #writing #fountain #ink #journal #tools

August102014

explodingrunes said: Hello, You wanted to know how to find those Anubis and Bastet plushies. I managed to find them (accidentally) on ebay. If you search for either I'm sure they will come up right away. Hope that helps! ^__^

Thank you so much! They are so freaking adorable!

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