The Gay Texas Asian

Yep. The title pretty much covers what my ass is all about...shut up with your butt jokes.

Is it a superficial description? Yes. But underneath that superficiality is a very deep , deep individual...shut up with your deep butt jokes.

I'm a soon-to-be graduating senior (2 weeks everybody) in the middle of a fictional zone of Texas called Commerce. Where life will take me afterwards? Who knows. But I hope to hammer forward and hit the ground on all fours...shut up...oh never mind.

Interests....well, I guess that would have to be whatever is shiny at the moment.

Through tumblr, I hope to expand my worldview and learn to never be afraid to speak my mind (because on the internet, none of you are real).

Be ready for the superficial and the deep, because like a pool, it's sometimes better to dip your toes in before diving into the unknown and the wet...oh just say it.

awwnutbunnies:

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.

I am currently loving this app for learning japanese. People should add me as their friend on it. *nods* 

(via teadious)


hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture

video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel

[listen]

hella rad - soundtrack for an excellent adventure through ’80s pop culture

video killed the radio star - the buggles | cars - gary numan | whip it - devo | call me - blondie | don’t you want me - human league | working for the weekend - loverboy | hungry like the wolf - duran duran | billie jean - michael jackson | come on eileen - dexy’s midnight runners | safety dance - men without hats | i melt with you - modern english | eye of the tiger - survivor | let’s dance - david bowie | love is a battlefield - pat benatar | mr. roboto - styx | maniac - michael sembello | 99 luftballons - nena | sweet dreams (are made of this) - eurythmics | footloose - kenny loggins | wake me up before you go go - wham! | take on me - a-ha | manic monday - the bangles | the final countdown - europe | (i just) died in your arms - cutting crew | just like heaven - the cure | don’t you (forget about me) - simple minds | heaven is a place on earth - belinda carlisle | we didn’t start the fire - billy joel

[listen]

(via teadious)

deardarkness:

image

This is mostly so I can keep track of all the interviews, I’m updating as more interviews get released.

Footage description / Really detailed description
Cast members coming on stage (Low Quality)
Panel (without the AoU trailer) (Low Quality)

Updated: Panel in HQ Part 1 /

darthdreamer98:

I’m sorry. I really am. But I do not understand.

Israel.

Gaza.

Russia.

MH17

I do not understand any of these things. Not because I have not tried. But at this point, I do not know who to believe. The media tells me one thing, the ranters and ‘experts’ another. I am not an expert.

I am a…

I can’t say I’m an expert on these matters, but you sound like a really compassionate person caught between two different phases of your life.  Good on you for your dream.  That is the way to help people, to help those that you can within your reach make their lives better.  Small acts like that are what is needed to counter tragic events like this.  No grand gestures are needed.

And don’t let anyone make you feel different.  To me, you might not be too knowledgeable about the why of every earthly event (and trust me as someone who tries to find out as much as he can, information overload can get to your head).  Maybe straight answers aren’t in reach right now.  But questions are always in reach and always ask them of everyone who is willing to answer.  It’s people that do go and try to understand that I’ll listen to moreso than any one claiming truth.

shareawakening:

#HumanRights are #Universal #PeaceOnEarth By @makeinformedchoices “Just read the most hideously written article on mainstream media website in my country about israel trying to stop fighting and hurting civilians and blaming Gaza for it continuing..despite the article ending in “aid workers have found bombs in school”..you cant write an article promoting israels attacks based on their suggestions theyr avoiding civilians then state they have planted bombs in schools…. lets be real here they arnt avoiding civilians theyre aiming for them. #palestine #israel #gaza #stopthewar #genocide” via @PhotoRepost_app

nightworldlove:

   So, again; The Netherlands is first to make another step forward. The Netherlands was the first in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, back in April 2001. Now, in July 2014, The Netherlands is the first country in the world to open a transgender club, completely focused on transgenders.

   This is the poster for their grand (re)opening! (It was first a ‘regular’ club).

   Source. (Dutch website, translation will follow later on!)

(via gayteenss)

“Dogs are just animals, man. They see something like that, and they just snap. All bets are off right there. No more chasing sticks. …They just go primal, man. Same thing’s going to happen to us, it’s just taking longer.”

THE LEFTOVERS, 1X01

firecannotkillafitblr:

But a man can’t talk to his wife?

Fuck these people.

(spoilers ahead)

I would quickly find them annoying to, but damn it they got the biggest mysterious points to discuss (other than the sheriff’s flashbacks and questionable mental state.)

Why cigarettes? Why not speaking? Why are they following certain selected around and why did the head of the cult speak to Liv’s character? What is it that they are protesting?

four-tobiaseaton:

Loved The Leftovers pilot. So excited to have a new show!!

Me too man, me too.  I’m so ready to join a community that is going to be discussing this show.

I just hope that it doesn’t get run into the ground like Lost has. 

I woke up today, catching up on this stabbing in Wisconsin of a girl nineteen times by two of her classmates.  First of all, this is a tragic affair,and it appears clear the two girls were suffering with serious psychological issues.  Whether that is related to the structure of their brains (which would in turn be related to their charges as adults or in juvenile court) will have to be investigated further. 

What seems to be the focal point of discussion is the fictional accounts of Slenderman that allegedly inspired this vile act. Fear among forums delineate along lines of reprisal against the video game, Youtube, and internet communities for allowing material that in effect, influenced (some even saying brainwashed) these 12 year old girls into violence.

1)  First of all, it is a sad state of affairs one lives in when it appears that any personal tragedy becomes an instant political and legal battlefield, thereby turning news outlets into media circuses.  As a murderer or shooter exploits the fear and harm inflicted upon individuals, we as a society seem to have no problem with the double level of exploitation that we allow our channels and political pundits to utilize for gain. 

2)  Within my very amateur attempts at research (though I like to pride myself on being a little more mindful than others), I do not immediately blame violence on movies and games.  I do believe that psychologically troubled or damaged minds have the possibility of being prone to violence.  These minds are not necessarily shaped by GTA, horror movies, or whatever else.  Rather, violent minds seek out the things in society that extol or show what they themselves desire or are curious about.  Troubled individuals will find troubling things to justify or give reason to their troubled situation. And it is a shame that so many commentators and even parents are so quick to point to the music they listen to, the books they read, the sites they visit, the movies they watch as the source.  When you view the world like that, liberty and freedom of thought and action are on the chopping block.

3)  By focusing on the little accessories of the situation, we lose sight of big details, the biggest being that these two girls are obviously going through psychological issues.  We discourage responsibility on the part of humanity by constantly blaming things on the fringe of an event, while ignoring obvious social and possible systemic patterns that are involved and need discussion like critical supervision of parents and school authorities and the missing aspect of mediators between media and kids to provide a critical analysis.

4)  Finally, if you fear that more kids will be exposed to these ‘satanic, ‘cultish’, or evil devices online, then how do you justify giving these very things the attention on a 24/7 spin cycle that encourages others to copycat and gain fame and notoriety from these acts? 

nerdfaceangst:

nerdfaceangst:

cthulhu:

chairhiro:

feigenbaumsworld:

image

Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

 

we’re almost 3/4 of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

will it ever stop

fucking signal boost

IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

IF THE U.S. FALLS TO THIS IT WILL OPEN OTHER DANGEROUS DOORS INTERNATIONALLY.

(via jupitereyed)

jaclcfrost:

the idea that showing any sort of positivity to any degree makes a person childish and senselessly optimistic and deserving of being made fun of is really fucking gross

It’s easy to laugh and hate.  The thing that takes real courage and strength is to be able to be kind and gentle when others won’t.

(via thiefqueenftw)

lefthandedtoons:

Or just call the locksmith to the city. He’s really good at getting into the city.

Just make sure that you don’t lock the keys to the city in your car of the city…you’ll never hear the end of it. 

(via tastefullyoffensive)

sakuramiharu:

None of my friends watch Fargo and I have no one to personally fangirl with and I feel like I’m gonna explode.

Well this fanboy wouldn’t mind fangirling with you :)