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    [–] Don't upvote. Question about the subreddit banner. l337Ninja 1 points ago in adventuretime

    The 4 panels are all AT title cards stitched together with the titles edited out. The episodes (in order from left to right) are: Five Short Graybles, It Came From the Nightosphere, Son of Mars, and Still. Hope that helps!

    [–] What’s the general consensus for the best way for a beginner to start learning Arabic? l337Ninja 2 points ago in learn_arabic

    There's a few good resources online and on the subreddit for where to find learning material, but here's my YouTube playlist I made in my first year of classes to help myself. It's not that big of one, but I found it useful for learning the basics.

    [–] What’s the general consensus for the best way for a beginner to start learning Arabic? l337Ninja 9 points ago in learn_arabic

    Not really a regular here, so if there's some resource I'm missing, please add on with that, but first thing you're going to want to do is decide where/how you want to use the Arabic you're learning. Once you have that nailed down, what dialect to learn comes fairly easily.

    If you're just looking to get your foot in the door though, I would recommend Modern Standard Arabic, as its more or less understandable in every dialect, albeit with some slow repetition of words needed occasionally.

    As far as where to start learning though, I'll try my best to sum up how my coursework for the language went:

    1: The letters. Not only are they different than the Latin alphabet, some letters make sounds not found in the English language (you may have a bit of luck with these sounds if you know some German or Spanish though). Learn the names, learn their forms (Arabic is like cursive, in that some letters connect, some don't, and connecting changes how the letter looks) and learn how they sound.

    Once you got the letters down and can sing your أ ب ت's by heart, you can start on:

    2: Pronouns. I, we, you (m/f), and they (m/f) should be enough work starting out, but there's a lot more of these in Arabic than in English. Not only are these useful for making your first sentences, you also get good practice in identifying letters in the middle of words.

    After this, I would start with simple verb conjugation, with the same pronouns mentioned earlier. Mix this in with some simple vocab (school supplies, jobs, weather and time) and you've got the basics down. After that, I feel like most of the learning takes the form of just expanding your vocabulary, learning where diacritic marks fall in words, learning grammar rules and how to write in the various tenses.

    There's a fairly noticeable learning curve at the beginning due to the new alphabet, new sounds and new pronouns/grammar differences, but I personally felt that once I got past the basics of these, the rest came relatively simple, requiring largely just practice rather than active study.

    I wish you the best of luck!

    [–] FWD: THE BEAR IS RIGHT, SWEATY! l337Ninja 47 points ago in forwardsfromgrandma

    Well, at least your username is self-aware.

    [–] Triggered Libtards... Oh wait l337Ninja 1 points ago in forwardsfromgrandma

    If you mean the pledge, it depends on the place, but my school did the pledge every morning through 12th grade. The national anthem is sung at the start of every sports game though.

    [–] There’s a plot hole in Elements, that I’m surprised no one has talked about. l337Ninja 30 points ago in adventuretime

    Simplest answer to this is LSP's lump power specifically reversed elemental magic, but the Ice King's crown was wish magic (See episode: Evergreen). This is especially noted in the episodes preceeding Elements, with the reveal of Patience, the elemental of ice. So while LSP could undo Patience's magic and its effects, her Lumps have no effect against the Crown's wish magic.

    [–] There’s a plot hole in Elements, that I’m surprised no one has talked about. l337Ninja 11 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago) in adventuretime

    My guess personally is that it's due to the fact Jake was completely slimeified (dissolved into slime). I think this had the same effect that LSP's power had on the Gumbald family, in that when it reverted an elemental conversion, it did so to the entirety of Jake's being. Jake was completely dissolved into slime, so when he was un-slimed, it wasn't so much taking off a slime covering as it was remaking his entire being. At least, that's my headcanon explanation for it ¯\(ツ)

    Another theory based off of Abstract is just that it was more a mental thing than physical. Jake could have simply been in a different state of mind after the events of Elements. Not sure who he was and all that.

    [–] Trump revokes former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance l337Ninja 1 points ago in politics

    They had security clearance (ability to be shown things) since that stays for several years after the job, but their need to know (what would be shown to them) was zero due to being non-active members of the Intelligence Community.

    [–] Nintendo's ridiculous war on ROMs threatens gaming history l337Ninja 2 points ago in Games

    First article on the subject that came up:

    Marat Fayzullin's code used in his iNES emulator ROM appears to have been utilized in Nintendo's re-release of Super Mario Bros on the Wii.

    [–] Downtown l337Ninja 1 points ago in SanJose

    Spotted it on a walk a week or two back, beautiful mural!

    [–] FWD: REPUBLICANS OPPRESSED l337Ninja 2 points ago in forwardsfromgrandma

    You literally just did...

    I see alt-right twitters calling for the death of non-whites, does that mean their views represent the right?

    kind of? Do you see who 42% of the American people are proud to call their president? Even if it's not outright calling for the death of non-whites it's pretty close

    [–] Friday Fun Thread! l337Ninja 1 points ago in politics

    Nah, from what I've read, he really needed to step back from the show for his own health.

    Noah says when he found out his boss was leaving, he confronted him to find out why, saying he'd fight for him if he was being forced out. But Stewart confessed he was "tired"—and more. "He said, 'I'm angry all the time,'" Noah says. "'I don't find any of this funny. I do not know how to make it funny right now, and I don't think the host of the show ... deserves a host who does not feel that it is funny.'" Stewart also told Noah to "relish the fact that you can make jokes about these things ... because there will come a day when you are too angry to laugh. But don't rush to get there. You're young and you're fresh."

    [–] Cheat/mod to disable dropping inventory on death? l337Ninja 1 points ago in subnautica

    If you make a spare O2 tank and keep it in your inventory, you can equip it to give you another tank's worth of oxygen. You'll have to reequip the empty tank once you surface though, they only refill if you have them equipped.

    [–] Subnautica has ruined me for all other games l337Ninja 1 points ago in subnautica

    It was a grammar correction, not a counterpoint to OP's argument.

    [–] Supreme Court Decisions 6/4/18 Discussion Thread l337Ninja 1 points ago in politics

    A lot of people just read headlines, and if you did, the Fox News article headline makes no mention that it was a narrow ruling (the article does mention this, yes, but the point here was about people who only read headlines/the first paragraph, which you seem to be a building a little bit of a strawman around).

    [–] Jimmy Kimmel on Santa Fe School Shooting l337Ninja 12 points ago in television

    who lives in a gated community with guards who have guns

    Nice strawman you set up there. I'd hardly call it a gated community though, and I don't seem to see any armed guards patrolling his street... Is it possible he might be concerned because he has several kids entered in and soon to be entering school?

    [–] Trump pulls US out of Iran deal l337Ninja 1 points ago in worldnews

    If a better deal comes along, he'll join in.

    That's... not how treaties or deals are made. The argument for keeping JCPOA was how much work it took to reach it and how little we had to gain by abandoning it without a replacement ready. Treaties with hostile governments like this take dramatic reapproachment efforts like what we saw with South Korea reaching out to North Korea.

    [–] The God Is The One Who Wears The Mask l337Ninja 3 points ago in worldbuilding

    Sounds like a more advanced version of the Chaos Gods/the Warp from Warhammer 40K:

    When an emotion or belief grows strong enough, it becomes embodied as one of the sentient denizens of the Warp. The most powerful and most malevolent of these have become the Gods of Chaos. Although they are god-like beings, the Dark Gods are by their nature monomaniacal and completely single-minded since they are formed entirely of a single emotion or concept.

    [–] FWD: TRUMP IS SO HUMBLE!!!! l337Ninja 5 points ago in forwardsfromgrandma

    It was on the front page of /r/T_D yesterday, unironically.