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lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 
Korean 
로보카폴리 (a fun animated series with talking cars)
내친구호비 (My Friend Hebi)
Cute penguin cartoon
Cute series with cartoon animals
Illustrated animal cartoon
..Another similar series
Tobot (또봇) short minute-long clips
Tobot (또봇) full 1 hour episodes
Hello Kitty in Korean
Mr Men & Little Miss
Channel with many different playlists for complete series
Another channel full of videos
Cute Penguin Animated Series
Korean short story/song videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAeyBAvUCZM (Umbrella)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufroE1yd0EM (Little Red Riding Hood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVETxzZOzuo (Hansel & Gretel)
Dutch 
Nijntje en Vriendjes
Japanese
Mr. Men Little Miss(Short 3 minute long videos)
Japanese short stories for children
Nihongo Dekimasu (Complete series for learning Japanese)
Hebi Japanese
More Hebi
More Cartoons
Japanese Versions of English Songs!                
http://www.youtube.com/user/CREAMVISIONJP/search?query=japanese 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJHxY6_mNfjl_RxrGbUpCjO0sht-8gFj
Disney Songs in Japanese  
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82915732068A4BFB
German
Fireman Sam (Feuerwehrmann Sam)
Plötzlich Meerjungfrau (H2O Just Add Water)
Peppa Wutz (Peppa Pig)
Mandarin Chinese
Growing up with Chinese (Complete series for learning Chinese)
Sesame Street - Fun Fun Elmo Series
PEPPA PIG IN CHINESE
Hello Kitty 1 Hello Kitty 2 Hello Kitty 3
Hongen Education - Fun Chinese for Kids
Miss Panda’s Reading Plaground (children’s books read aloud)
Youtube channel full of Chinese children’s stories
This channel also has some videos…
And another
More videos
Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos
Cute animal songs
French
Oui Oui (Noddy)
LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN (Tintin cartoon - complete series)
Sam le Pompier (Fireman Sam)
Petit Ours Brun
Peppa Couchon (Peppa Pig - full episodes)
A channel with a few videos to explore
Spanish
Peppa Pig in Spanish
Spanish Versions of English Songs
Kevin Karla & la Banda
Russian
GetMovies - A whole Youtube channel full of great quality animated films in Russian
Peppa Pig in Russian
Masha and Medved
 
P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:
Jonalu
Lauras Stern
Die Schlümpfe
French:
Pocoyo
Trotro
Spanish:
Pocoyo

languageblogthing:

lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 

Korean 

Korean short story/song videos

Dutch 

Japanese

Japanese Versions of English Songs!                

Disney Songs in Japanese  

German

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos

French

Spanish

Spanish Versions of English Songs

Russian

 

P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:

French:

Spanish:

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lyrangalia:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

voltisubito:

Who the fuck named the Sahara Desert anyway

Sahara is just the Arabic word for “deserts”

You fucking named it the Desert Desert

way to fucking go

chai tea

I’ll take “European Imperialists Who Never Bothered To Translate The Local Languages” for $200, Alex.

"Soviet" means "union"
The Union Union

We’re good at this.

naan bread

maki roll

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reading
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  1. You are stronger than you realise.
  2. You are crueller than you realise.
  3. The smallest words will break your heart.
  4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
  5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
  6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
  7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
  8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
  9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4 a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
  10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
  11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
  12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun. Wait for it.
  13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
  14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
  15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
  16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
  17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
  18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
  19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
  20. You will be okay.
  21. You will be okay.
21 things my father never told me  (via forlornes)

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tomrileysdemons:

This is a promotional master post for the Starz Original Series: Da Vinci’s Demons! The cast & crew are currently working on season 3! (This master post + gif were inspired by StormbornValkyrie!) 
To get you to know the basics of Da Vinci’s Demons (DVD), here’s a description of the series: 

The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci’s tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father. He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time-luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth…(click x to read more)

Watch the official trailer:
S1 Trailer
Stream Season 1:
Episode 1 - The Hanged Man
Episode 2 - The Serpent
Episode 3 - The Prisoner
Episode 4 - The Magician
Episode 5 - The Tower
Episode 6 - The Devil
Episode 7 - The Hierophant
Episode 8 - The Lovers
Stream Season 2:
Episode 9 - The Blood of Man
Episode 10 - The Blood of Brothers
Episode 11 - The Voyage of the Damned
Episode 12 - The Ends of the Earth
Episode 13 - The Sun and the Moon
Episode 14 - The Rope of the Dead
Episode 15 - The Vault of Heaven
Episode 16 - The Fall from Heaven
Episode 17 - The Enemies of Man
Episode 18 - The Sins of Daedalus

(Let me know if any of the links stop working)

Links have been provided to watch it online, but we need this series to have more viewers watching on television, on the channel Starz. The series is back with season 3 in 2015, so make sure to watch it on TV!
Buy Season 1: Amazon, Itunes, Season 2 will be released on DVD/Blue Ray soon! 

Here is a shout out to the GOT fandom who often fan cast Alexander Siddig to play as Doran Martell. He plays Al-Rahim in Da Vinci’s Demons & you will love him in this series! Also Eros Vlahos plays Nico Machiavelli in Da Vinci’s Demons that played Lommy in Game of Thrones! One last shout out to the Sherlock fandom because Lara Pulver is in outstanding in this series, as Clarice Orsini!

Now that you’ve watched the series, you just need to blog about it. Look no further, here is a DVD fandom blog list compiled by GirolamoRiario, who is also part of the fandom: DVD Blogs.
If you would like to be part of the fandom, then just show us some love in our tags:
#Da Vinci’s Demons is for all things related to Da Vinci’s Demons!
#DVDedit is for all your edits for the fandom to see!
Your conquest begins now!

tomrileysdemons:

This is a promotional master post for the Starz Original Series: Da Vinci’s DemonsThe cast & crew are currently working on season 3! (This master post + gif were inspired by StormbornValkyrie!

To get you to know the basics of Da Vinci’s Demons (DVD), here’s a description of the series: 

The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci’s tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father. He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time-luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth…(click x to read more)

Watch the official trailer:

Stream Season 1:

Stream Season 2:

(Let me know if any of the links stop working)

Links have been provided to watch it online, but we need this series to have more viewers watching on television, on the channel Starz. The series is back with season 3 in 2015, so make sure to watch it on TV!

Buy Season 1: Amazon, Itunes, Season 2 will be released on DVD/Blue Ray soon! 

Here is a shout out to the GOT fandom who often fan cast Alexander Siddig to play as Doran Martell. He plays Al-Rahim in Da Vinci’s Demons & you will love him in this series! Also Eros Vlahos plays Nico Machiavelli in Da Vinci’s Demons that played Lommy in Game of Thrones! One last shout out to the Sherlock fandom because Lara Pulver is in outstanding in this series, as Clarice Orsini!

Now that you’ve watched the series, you just need to blog about it. Look no further, here is a DVD fandom blog list compiled by GirolamoRiario, who is also part of the fandom: DVD Blogs.

If you would like to be part of the fandom, then just show us some love in our tags:

Your conquest begins now!

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