@blazichu
Death by Grammar

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Currently playing: Phantasy Star Online 2 (!!!!)

"GIMME A TOASTER, OR GIMME DEATH."

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    me *typing in the google search bar*: how to learn spanish, korean, latin, and french all at once

    • Find and decide on the resources you're going to use for each language
    • Figure out how much time you have to put towards language learning
    • Decide on some sort of language rotation. For starters, maybe no more than 1-2 a day, but this really depends on you. Always start small and grow from there, some experimentation may be needed
    • Make a small bare bones to do list that you can get done on the busiest days
    • Make a medium size pretty good to do list that is about roughly double the effort of your small list
    • Make a perfect day to do list that doesn't go beyond your step 2 amount
    • Don't beat yourself up for not having a perfect day everyday
    • Of course you can go beyond your to do lists if you're up to it
    • Oh and try to have at least one day off a week

    Have fun and experiment a lot! You don't have a study schedule if you want, but this is how to make one. Feel free to ask me (or any other langblr) any questions you might have

    Invest in yourself and you increase your income🔥

    Filtering is definitely a must!

    Here are some links to it, but also research excel, sharepoint, and PowerPoint on youtube!!!

    Citizen: *goes to college, accumulates at least tens of thousands of dollars in debt, almost burns out*

    HR interviewer: You’ve got the education, but we’re not sure you have the knowledge and experience necessary for this line of work.

    Citizen: I also…. Know how, to…. use Excel(?)

    Interviewer: *trying to hide massive work-boner while noticeably sweating* Go on….

    Lmaoooooo true. Reblogging for those looking to add marketable skills to their applications

    anonymous

    I was wondering if you knew any basic guides to outlining a novel for the first time?

    Outlining a story is very, very important. Without an outline and thorough planning, your story will veer off in wildly different directions and will cost you a ton of time editing later, like my book did.

    <>1. Get the characters down first

    Characters are like the chess pieces of the story. Their moves and strengths/weaknesses will decide what is going to happen and how it will happen. Sure, you can have a nice plot and setting, but without the characters, the story is meaningless.

    Here is the character chart that I usually use:

  • Name (First/Middle/Last/Maiden name)
  • Aliases/Nicknames
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eye color
  • Hair color
  • Clothing style
  • Religion
  • Political views
  • Personality Traits
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Enemies
  • Role in the story
  • Backstory/past
  • <>2. Choose a template

    Just bulleting the events does not give the plot the dimension that it deserves and does not really accommodate side plots.

    I personally use the zigzag method that I discovered from<> this post. I branch off of the zigzags for my side plots so it looks kind of like a graph.

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    You can also use the subway method, which I found on the nanowrimo website<>.

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    There are a whole other host of outlines to choose from if you search them up!

    <>3. Know that you don’t have to stick to it

    An outline is just that: an outline. It’s not the final decision for the plot, it’s the first draft for the plot. If you’re writing and one of the points just isn’t working anymore, you don’t have to keep it because it was a part of your outline.

    Write what feels right.

    <>Happy outlining, and good luck with your story!

    The surest sign of Aziraphale & Crowley’s incompetence + humanity is the two of them just forgetting they have incredible powers unless the situation involves alcohol or parking tickets

    Roughly 5600 years into living on Earth

    <>Aziraphale: I really wish Hamlet was popular :/

    <><>Shakespeare:<> It would take a MIRACLE to save this show!

    <>Aziraphale: 😄!

    Roughly 6000 years into living on Earth

    <>About the moped/scooter: <> It would take a MIRACLE to make this thing go faster :/

    <>Aziraphale: 😄!

    Bonus Crowley (6000 years into living on Earth)

    <><>Crowley:<> Let’s go to Alpha Centauri! A whole bunch of light years away from Earth!

    <>Also Crowley: I’m supposed to get to bloody TADFIELD? From LONDON?

    <>Crowley, who has wings and can presumably fly: oh no, however am I gonna get past this wall of fire that really isn’t all that tall

    <>Crowley, who can definitely burrow through earth in some Hellish manner: There is absolutely no way past this wall of fire besides driving straight through

    <>Crowley, who may or may not be able to teleport but considering the Bastille + Alpha Centauri scenes almost definitely can: Well, into the fire I go I guess :/

    In the book and the script, Aziraphale turns all the secret service guns into water pistols and bounces. Crowley turns all the paintball guns into actual guns. Clearly guns are neither a danger nor a problem.

    But neither of them can think of a way out of the Nazi church scene that doesn’t involve either discorporation or exploding the whole damn building.

    They’re such dramatic morons I love them.

    🤔 this is all very true.

    to everyone asking if what they went through was ‘really’ trauma: it was. if you feel you were traumatised by it, then it was trauma. there’s nothing more to it than that

    my therapist told me that trauma is any situation in which you felt helpless that has had a lasting impact on you. trauma doesn’t always feel “traumatic” at the time. you’re valid in your emotions even long after something has happened.

    I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!

    <>FREE ONLINE COURSES(here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)

  • Alison 
  • Coursera
  • FutureLearn
  • open2study
  • Khan Academy
  • edX
  • P2P U
  • Academic Earth
  • iversity
  • Stanford Online
  • MIT Open Courseware
  • Open Yale Courses
  • BBC Learning
  • OpenLearn
  • Carnegie Mellon University OLI
  • University of Reddit
  • Saylor
  • <>IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

  • TED
  • FORA
  • Big Think<>
  • 99u
  • BBC Future
  • Seriously Amazing
  • How Stuff Works
  • Discovery News
  • National Geographic
  • Science News
  • Popular Science
  • IFLScience
  • YouTube Edu
  • NewScientist
  • <>DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

  • wikiHow
  • Wonder How To
  • instructables
  • eHow
  • Howcast
  • MAKE
  • Do it yourself<>
  • <>FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

  • OpenStax CNX
  • Open Textbooks
  • Bookboon
  • Textbook Revolution
  • E-books Directory
  • FullBooks
  • Books Should Be Free
  • Classic Reader
  • Read Print
  • Project Gutenberg
  • AudioBooks For Free
  • LibriVox
  • Poem Hunter
  • Bartleby
  • MIT Classics
  • Many Books
  • Open Textbooks BCcampus
  • Open Textbook Library
  • WikiBooks
  • <>SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Scitable
  • PLOS
  • Wiley Open Access
  • Springer Open
  • Oxford Open
  • Elsevier Open Access
  • ArXiv
  • Open Access Library
  • <>LEARN:

    <>1. LANGUAGES

  • Duolingo
  • BBC Languages
  • Learn A Language
  • 101languages
  • Memrise
  • Livemocha
  • Foreign Services Institute
  • My Languages
  • Surface Languages
  • Lingualia
  • OmniGlot
  • OpenCulture’s Language links
  • <>2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

  • Codecademy
  • Programmr
  • GA Dash
  • CodeHS
  • w3schools
  • Code Avengers
  • Codelearn
  • The Code Player
  • Code School
  • Code.org
  • Programming Motherf*?$%#
  • Bento
  • Bucky’s room
  • WiBit
  • Learn Code the Hard Way
  • Mozilla Developer Network
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy
  • <>3. YOGA & MEDITATION

  • Learning Yoga
  • Learn Meditation
  • Yome
  • Free Meditation
  • Online Meditation
  • Do Yoga With Me
  • Yoga Learning Center
  • <>4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

  • Exposure Guide
  • The Bastards Book of Photography
  • Cambridge in Color
  • Best Photo Lessons
  • Photography Course
  • Production Now
  • nyvs
  • Learn About Film
  • Film School Online
  • <>5. DRAWING & PAINTING

  • Enliighten
  • Ctrl+Paint
  • ArtGraphica
  • Google Cultural Institute
  • Drawspace
  • DragoArt
  • WetCanvas
  • <>6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

  • Music Theory
  • Teoria
  • Music Theory Videos
  • Furmanczyk Academy of Music
  • Dave Conservatoire
  • Petrucci Music Library
  • Justin Guitar
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Zebra Keys
  • Play Bass Now
  • <>7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

  • Investopedia
  • The Chess Website
  • Chesscademy
  • Chess.com
  • Spreeder
  • ReadSpeeder
  • First Aid for Free
  • First Aid Web
  • NHS Choices
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project
  • Please feel free to add more learning focused websites. 

    *There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ most useful.