honeythistledesigns:


☽☽☽ Giveaway Time! ☾☾☾
This is a giveaway to celebrate my 100th sale on etsy :) Here’s the lowdown:
Follow me ► HoneyThistle
You’re only eligible if you’re a follower
Reblog this post with all the original text - one reblog per day
No giveaway only blogs
Winner will receive a Fox Terrarium Necklace, valued @ $60 CAD
Must be 18 or older or have parent/guardian permission to enter
Must be ok with giving a physical address for the prize to be shipped to
This contest is international :)
Giveaway ends on October 31st 2014! The winner will be chosen using random.org, and announced on November 1st. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Tumblr.
Thanks for all the support so far everyone, and good luck!
Zoom Info
honeythistledesigns:


☽☽☽ Giveaway Time! ☾☾☾
This is a giveaway to celebrate my 100th sale on etsy :) Here’s the lowdown:
Follow me ► HoneyThistle
You’re only eligible if you’re a follower
Reblog this post with all the original text - one reblog per day
No giveaway only blogs
Winner will receive a Fox Terrarium Necklace, valued @ $60 CAD
Must be 18 or older or have parent/guardian permission to enter
Must be ok with giving a physical address for the prize to be shipped to
This contest is international :)
Giveaway ends on October 31st 2014! The winner will be chosen using random.org, and announced on November 1st. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Tumblr.
Thanks for all the support so far everyone, and good luck!
Zoom Info

honeythistledesigns:

☽ Giveaway Time! 

This is a giveaway to celebrate my 100th sale on etsy :) Here’s the lowdown:

  • Follow me HoneyThistle
  • You’re only eligible if you’re a follower
  • Reblog this post with all the original text - one reblog per day
  • No giveaway only blogs
  • Winner will receive a Fox Terrarium Necklace, valued @ $60 CAD
  • Must be 18 or older or have parent/guardian permission to enter
  • Must be ok with giving a physical address for the prize to be shipped to
  • This contest is international :)

Giveaway ends on October 31st 2014! The winner will be chosen using random.org, and announced on November 1st. This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Tumblr.

Thanks for all the support so far everyone, and good luck!

tohdaryl:

U for Umibozu
Umibōzu (海坊主, “sea bonze”) is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit’s name, which combines the character for “sea” with the character of “Buddhist monk,” is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks. Alternatively they are enormous Yōkai (spectres) that appear to shipwreck victims and fishermen. They are believed to be drowned priests, and exhibit the shaven head and typically appears to be praying. It is usually reported as having a grey, cloud-like torso and serpentine limbs.

tohdaryl:

U for Umibozu

Umibōzu (海坊主, “sea bonze”) is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit’s name, which combines the character for “sea” with the character of “Buddhist monk,” is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks. Alternatively they are enormous Yōkai (spectres) that appear to shipwreck victims and fishermen. They are believed to be drowned priests, and exhibit the shaven head and typically appears to be praying. It is usually reported as having a grey, cloud-like torso and serpentine limbs.

mixedtapes-and-cupcakes:

trekupmysleeve:

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.

Ugh I just want the app to get Arabic

I’m going to flirt with everyone in Spanish and they’ll never know.

mixedtapes-and-cupcakes:

trekupmysleeve:

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.

Ugh I just want the app to get Arabic

I’m going to flirt with everyone in Spanish and they’ll never know.