star trek characters + first name meanings
#can we talk about how appropriate these meanings are#james; the supplanter#who keeps his crew together and supplanted with courage and inspiration and fortitude#hikaru; radiance and light#the helmsman who guides the ship like the pillar of fire who guided the israelites through the wilderness during the night#except in space it’s an eternal darkness and yet he steers them all so well#carol; free man#a woman who cast off the binds of her father’s beliefs and his destructive legacy and became her own self#who became free#nyota; star#a woman who shines fiery and strong and ferocious#whose words burn like firebrands or warms like the morning sun#a woman whose presence in television inspired so many to follow the shining stars of their own dreams#pavel; small or humble#a boy small in years and humble in himself but bright with passion and life#a boy who grabs hold of the tasks given to him despite his inexperience and youth and does them greater than any other could#leonard; brave lion#a man and a doctor who fights for his patients with tooth and claw#a man who roars the truth like a lion and battles for those he cares for with all the strength he has#a man who loves with the heart of a lion#and appears like one too#and finally#montgomery; power of man#a man who demonstrates the ingenuity and resilience of humanity over and over again#who uses his hands and mind to perform what others might call miracles#a true engineer who adapts himself and other things to any situation just as mankind has for millenia past (via captainsbones)
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.
Highly recommended! It doesn’t feel like learning, it’s like a game.
whatever im late to the party
i hate when people say “you’ve barely touched your food” like what do you want me to do stroke it
i talk a lot of shit for someone who can’t choose rude dialogue options in games because i’m scared of hurting a characters feelings
This started out as a doodle and then it somehow turned into a 6-page comic. Don’t ask me. I’m a sucker for GCBC + Ma Cop interaction, what can I say.
Just an overly-dramatic post-movie thing. Sorry for my shit hand-writing.
GCBC feels aside
which are many I assure youthis is super well drawn nnnggg all my art boners. So awesome and love everything about this.
Transparent Red Hood and Red Robin ready to rock and roll
kittens have their first sips of water [x]
for castielssnowangel, who wanted some cas ‘n’ dean dynamic duo
THIS IS ACTUALLY RIDICULOUS CUTE OKAY
You know, I always wondered why he was in my shirt. Not that I minded, but.. y’know.
The Motion Picture Association of America has given an R-rating to a film staring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as elderly gay newly weds despite there being no sex, nudity, violence or drug use in the film
The body tasked with rating films for screening in the United States has given a film about an aging gay couple and their extended families an R-rating in a sign that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) may itself have fallen behind community standards.
The MPAA gave Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who have been together for four decades but who are forced to move in with their families, the rating supposedly for ‘language’ used in the film – though many are saying the decision is just plain homophobic.
There are no nude scenes in Love Is Strange, no drug use, and no sex scenes. The raciest the film gets is two scenes where Molina and Lithgow are asleep in the same bed while fully clothed.
The MPAA has been called out over the issue by New Jersey Star-Ledger film reviewer Stephen Whitty who noted two other films released this month that got the same rating.
‘On Friday, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will be released in a wide number of theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations and substance abuse,’ Whitty wrote in a column posted online yesterday.
‘Every woman in it is a stripper, a prostitute or a murderer. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a man having his eye plucked out and another of a man having his fingers broken with a pliers. It is rated R.
‘That day, “Jersey Shore Massacre” also reaches theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations, substance abuse and ethnic and racial slurs. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a woman being disemboweled, another of a naked woman getting her breasts sliced open and one of a man having his hands fed into a wood chipper. It is rated R.’
‘If there’s an equivalence among these three films, and their equal unsuitability for anyone under 17, it’s lost on me — and, I suspect, on anyone but the censors at the MPAA.’
Whitty said it would be unthinkable that the film would have been given an R-rating had it starred veteran actors Robert Duval and Jane Fonda as an aging straight couple in the same situation.
‘This is a gentle, if often heartbreaking story about two loving men in a long-time committed relationship,’ Whitty wrote, ‘What on earth is in it that so horrifies the MPAA? I’m sorry. I think I just answered my own question.’
Under the MPAA rating system an R-rating implies that a film ‘contains some adult material [and] parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
Why was this show ever cancelled. It was gold.