Imagination is More Important than Knowledge

sexualbae:

so there’s this guy that goes to a school near me and he doesn’t have a prom date nor does he really want one but his friends made him a facebook page to get him one and they literally just constantly post pictures of him 

wateredmist:

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

wateredmist:

sirenlovesong:

ariannagrandeofficial:

big-chicken:

cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat

this cat lives in a show horse barn which is why it walks and runs that way

THIS CAT THINKS ITS A HORSE

im-your-vodka-shot:

I am ready for my bedtime story now 

im-your-vodka-shot:

I am ready for my bedtime story now 

anemicshoe:

not-burnie:

In case you needed proof that Peta is literal scum. 

Not to mention that in a 2010 inspection conducted by a VDACS veterinarian, it was discovered that 84 percent of the animals Peta took in were killed within 24 hours. [source]

A quick reminder that PETA is literal scum of the earth. 

hagumi-hanamoto:

Shoujo Haru

hagumi-hanamoto:

Shoujo Haru

whatsagarb:

ruinedchildhood:

Court Dismissed, bring in the dancing lobsters.

When I was little I thought they actually did this in court

whatsagarb:

ruinedchildhood:

Court Dismissed, bring in the dancing lobsters.

When I was little I thought they actually did this in court

cassyassbutt:

backpat:

captoring:

4w-k:

all time favorite quote c:

shoulder shoulder shoulder shoulder 
your favorite quote. is. shoulder. shoulder. shoulder. shoulder.

cassyassbutt:

backpat:

captoring:

4w-k:

all time favorite quote c:

shoulder shoulder shoulder shoulder 

your favorite quote. is. shoulder. shoulder. shoulder. shoulder.

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randomlittlespark:

When you find out a mutual follow has lots of followers

yourfatherisahamster:

shameless-fujoshi:

One thing I really love about Rin and his Australian parents is how they give Haruka his space before dinner. They don’t sit him down and drill him with questions (Lori and Russell probably understand his personality from all the things Rin told them over the years) but instead let him de-stress by getting to know Winnie the dog first.  Rin is probably inside catching up with his Australian parents, but they seemed to let Haruka alone to get used to the surroundings first.

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Haruka was clearly (and understandably) very nervous about visiting with people that spoke English (since English is his worst subject) but when they all sit down to dinner together, Lori and Russell were so gentle when speaking to Haruka, even re-phrasing questions so that Haruka would understand better on his own.

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And Lori used some Japanese (and mackerel) to make Haruka feel more comfortable at the table. Even though it was one Japanese word, I think the familiarity of “saba” was enough for him to feel a little more part of the conversation.

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They never rushed him to understand what they were saying, or made any comments on his accent or the amount of Japanese he knew, instead they just patiently communicated with him, and I think that probably helped make him feel more at ease, and possibly in a small way helped raise his self-esteem later on in the episode.

I’m also really glad that Rin didn’t enable Haruka by translating everything, but trusted his Australian parents to communicate in a way Haruka could understand.

Though there were also times they allowed Rin to translate to let Rin filter how much of his crush for Haruka would show.

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This homestay part was really important to me because I’ve been to quite a few homestay dinners over the years (both in Japanese and Spanish-speaking households) and I’ve encountered many different types of hosts and the ones I’ve always felt more comfortable with and learned the most from are the ones that acted exactly the way Lori and Russell did. Bless Rin and his Australian parents.

This is a good post.