I was tagged by imjustahobbit. Thanks!!

(in absolutely casual order)

1. Food

2. My cats

3. Getting lost in drawing things

4. Curiosity

5. Recognition at work

6. Fandom

7. Blue moons

8. Animals in the backyard

9. Going for a walk

10. Reading

11. Working on another one of those never-ending, never-completing story projects

12. Writing (and actually completing stories) with Thorny

13. Art books

14. Sleeping

15. Going new places

I should be tagging people, but I have no idea how tagging people works! Sorry! So everyone reading this, consider yourselves tagged :)

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Work in progress watercolours.

Things I Say While I'm Driving

  • Me: What the fuck are you doing. What. The fuck. Are you doing.
  • Me: Why the FUCK are we not even going to speed limit. Why.
  • Me: Shit is that a cop? No.
  • Me: Shit THAT is a cop.
  • Me: /dinosaur screams/



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.

This really is very awesome!

Dutch (Netherlands).

Kit Harrington with a cat

Sooo. I have literally been seconds away from breaking up with my boyfriend yesterday. I did kick him out, even though he refused to go ‘because he’d have to bike 1.25 hours to work if he went back to his parents’, and then there was lots of drama and somehow we want to try to make it work again and he promises he’ll be good (no more red pill or hurtful selfish behaviour), though I’m wary of whether he’s doing this because of work or actually me.

I’ve been having a lot of inspiration to draw lately, but it kind of gets snowed under :( sorry, guys.


(round one) [jelder5591]

Got ‘em, coach!



As a Dutch person, I’m amused every time I see the word ‘Groot’ these days.

Oooh? What does it mean?

It means ‘big’. Everyone wearing shirts saying ‘I am groot’ end up sounding like five-year-olds who are adamant that they’re very much grown up, thank you very much.

Today in the start of the undoubtedly about-to-be-epic-for-all-the-wrong-reasons ‘my boyfriend has discovered Red Pill on reddit and decides he agrees’…



Baby Durins having a nap together~***I’d really like to draw a “50 years later” with the same pose -w-but I’m so sleepy and lazy right now xD

***Scheduled reblog for keeping my blog alive!***I’m on vacations so I’m reblogging some art for your entertainment <3

As a Dutch person, I’m amused every time I see the word ‘Groot’ these days.


"you can’t ship that, that character has canon interaction with the opposite sex"

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