It Must Be So

with my every thought a key on the piano

time plays each one in a melody both major and minor

the relief of sleep can tuck away the notes

yet when the world asks nothing of me for a night, I seem to lie awake,

allowing the music to swarm through my head until the sun rises

It must be so, that I prefer the quiet of the night, to the quiet of my head

as the sun rises, I feel the world start anew

people and promise awaking together

yet my eyes do not follow suit, closing at first sign of light, and muting my melody for its turn at slumber

It must be so, that I know not how to tame the swarm in my head

but this pattern repeats itself in a sign of confidence

no amount of the quiet, empty night can stop my song from playing

until the light has come and the world has begun again

It must be so, that while the rest of the world sleeps through the darkness, I guard the transition into day,

It must be so, that I cannot end and cannot start, without the promise that a tomorrow will arise from it

that my eyes must see some unspoken bargain be honored

before my composer is relieved of her grand piece


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Gail’s crying. This is an emotional moment. Gail turns to face Holly and Holly just smiles, as a supportive gesture. Also, both are taking in that Gail just introduced Holly as much more than a friend and it’s understood. Then Gail licks her lips and it’s innocent enough except Holly catches it and can’t help reacting to it. This all happens very quickly but it’s…it’s a lot. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

IM USING THIS TO LEARN GERMAN!
Ive learned more German in a week then my grade 10 course of which i skipped 3/4s of.

I know I’ve reblogged this before but that was before I actually tried this. I love this so much! I’ve been using it about two weeks and I spend maybe 30-45minutes on it each day doing the Spanish. I’ve learned more in those two weeks than I did in my entire first year of hs Spanish. This is brilliant and FUN! It’s seriously like a game. :D

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hallways replied to your post “My internet is back! JOYOUS DAYS! No but seriously…. [[MOR] I had…”

omg i slept through the internet being down and the installation of a brand-new modem??? bless your light brittney!!

Yeah, it stopped working in the dead of night and I didn’t want everyone to wake up with no internet so I did it all the minute Comcast opened at 9am. 


1. Sometimes you’ll be like, “HEY EVERYONE LET’S DO SUSHI AND DRINKS AND FUN STUFF TOMORROW NIGHT!” but then tomorrow night comes and you regret everything as you try to weasel your way out of plans that you created. You resent 24-Hours-Ago-You for being so enthusiastic.
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Lucy Flawless

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She was beautiful, elegant. Like a tall clear glass filled with raw pasta.

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Worth reading for #16 alone.

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