l-a-l-o-u:

Jinora’s going to be the tallest because of reasons

indagoho:

FINALLY A CARTOON GOT IT RIGHT

xombiedirge:

Artwork from the TMNT: Legend of Yokai art exhibition, which explores the mythical origins of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Illustrations by: Jose Emroca Flores, RudcefAurelio LorenzoTomer Hanuka, Yulia Brodskaya, Jorge CoelhoChris B. MurraySaturno, Amanda Visell & Jesse Phillips

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

twisted-transistorr:

paindemands-tob3-felt:

pandabearjayy:

I absolutely love the end result.

i can’t believe i watched that

i thought this was going to take me on a spiritual journey and it did

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avatarparallels:

I will make no such promises.

sexandpsychiatry:

koreaunderground:

globalpoetics:

The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland

At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.

The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”

Read More: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jakewallissimons/100181659/sectarian-hatred-is-being-overtaken-by-xenophobic-racism-in-northern-ireland/

the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.

AWWW BUT WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT HOW IRELAND IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHITE PPL WHO ARE VICTIMS OF RACISM?!!!

spacewaluigi:

July 21st is the day that Mario Tennis for the N64 was released in japan, and it also marks the first appearance of Waluigi!

Happy birthday Waluigi!

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dedalvs:

wuglife:

flatbear:

Maori pronunciation! Here are a few words that I hope will help you guys understand what I am trying to say, unfortunately writing it out is never quite as good as hearing the real thing!

Wow, my accent has changed o.O

So this is an EXCELLENT time to talk about how IPA is a tool, but not a fact.

The IPA for the word “Maori” is usually written [mɑ:ɔri], which would often be pronounced by American speakers as “mah-oree” or “maow-ree”. As flatbear mentioned in a slightly earlier post, those pronunciations aren’t accurate! (And she knows, she is Maori!) But isn’t that what the IPA basically says?

The way I would write flatbear’s pronunciation of Maori in IPA is [mɔ:ʊ.ri]. Similar, but definitely not the same. Am I wrong? Are the other ways of transcribing it wrong? No. They aren’t wrong. Since everyone has a slightly different experience with language and speech sounds, we all have slightly different perceptions of speech sounds. The category I would call [ɔ] overlaps with, but is not identical to, the category other people would call [ɑ]. This means I will make mistakes in pronunciation when I read other people’s transcriptions, if our categories don’t line up.

What can you take away from this? Speech sound perception is gradient, and everyone hears things slightly differently. A more extreme example is when L1 Japanese speakers have a hard time hearing and pronouncing the difference between [l] and [ɹ] in English, or when English speakers have a hard time hearing and pronouncing the difference between ه [h] ح [ħ] in Arabic.

Whenever you see someone else’s transcriptions, beware! Just because they have written speech sounds down in IPA doesn’t mean that those sounds are exactly the ones you would write down. Transcription is a very subjective activity.

Different take: Younger speakers pronounce the language waaaaaaay differently from older speakers. For example, all the stops in this sample are completely, 100% aspirated in exactly the same way as they are in English. If that passes as native now, that is a radical innovation for a language whose stops were never aspirated. It’s not impossible to imagine that the vowels too have changed radically.

samw1se:

underage-fangirl:

joelayheymanasdicks:

sobsbcyoutubers:

skin-like-snowflakes:

masterdust:

uncannibal:

guccipoop:

Beautiful

I THOUGHT IT WAS SO FLOWY AND COOL AND SO ODD LIKE WOW ITS LIKE THE PERFECT SHAPE TO FLOW DOWN AND DROP LIKE THAT AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS A BUNCH OF MINIATURE DICKS SO I WAS JUST„, “OH”

I thought they were peanuts

At first glance I saw jellybeans

I thought they were babies help

I thought it was a human spine…..

The dicks only make it better

WAY TO CUT OFF THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE GIF

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