FoxPop: Skidaddle, Skidoodle, *Summons Smiling Critters with powers,* NOODLE!!!
*The smiling critters spawn in*
CraftyCorn: Wh-what happened...
Bubba Bubbaphant: Well, it appears to be that we are in some kind of... place...
KickinChicken: Whos that?
FoxPop: Hi, I'm FoxPop!
*The other smiling critters look at the purple fox with confusion*
Hoppy Hopscotch: Yeah, what, what, WHAT!?
FoxPop: I summoned you.
*CatNap raises an eyebrow*
KickinChicken: yeah, as if I'd believe THAT..
Bobby Bearhug: Kickin... be nice...
CraftyCorn: uh... what~
FoxPop: I said I summoned you.
PickyPiggy: okay, but.. why...
Hoppy Hopscotch: YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW!
DogDay: uhh... Hoppy you can stop now..
Hoppy Hopscotch: YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNOW! YEAH, WHY, I WANNA KNO-
Hoppy Hopscotch: Yeah?
FoxPop: SHUSH. Sheesh. Anyways, you are in this uh... place.... because the viewers are going to be giving you ASKS AND DARES!
DogDay: Wait a second, what is this 'place' even called?
FoxPop: Its... literally called 'The Place'
*The other Smiling Critters stare at FoxPop, unamused*
FoxPop: u-uhh.... LETS BEGIN!
As an addict and faithful follower of CI I shall attempt my best at giving you a quick overview and introduction to this wonderful hypothesis/theory. I will try to make it easy, since you do need to read a little bit more into it to get a better picture of things.
The Input Hypothesis was first stated by Stephen Krashen in the early 70s. He stated that we acquire language one way and only one way, by understanding messages. Later on we got to know The Natural Approach which defined further points of language acquisition.
The Natural Approach
I will try to make it brief, since this is only an introduction.
Learning – Acquisition Hypothesis
This hypothesis defined the distinctions between learning and acquiring. We adults have two methods, language learning and language acquisition. Language learning is basically knowing about the language, so grammar, and it is a conscious process. We are aware of language learning since we know the rules and apply it. On the other hand language acquisition is a subconscious process which is very similar to the one of children’s first language acquisition. Since it is subconscious we are not aware that we are acquiring or that we use the acquired knowledge. We go by “feeling”. Little fun fact, acquiring can be said more casually as picking up a language.
The Natural Order Hypothesis
We acquire language in a predictable manner. Some items come sooner than others. This cannot be changed, but learning can disrupt it by moving late acquired items lower. It happens, because these items are easy to learn also, because of this fact it has its limits. Also the natural order is the product of acquisition. It emerges when we acquire.
The Input Hypothesis
The fan favourite! As defined in the beginning we acquire language in one way and only one way, when we understand messages. This happens when we listen or read (very important that these two ways are the most useful ones) comprehensible input. Let us define our language knowledge as i. So comprehensible input is input which is one level above our so, i+1.
Graded Readers is a beautiful way of getting comprehensible input, because they are divided into difficulty levels so everyone can find something for them. Also a great many youtubers started to use comprehensible input based methods for language teaching.
Another important point. Input must be compelling. If it is not to your interest, leave it. Pick up something else, because if it isn’t interesting acquisition will not happen.
The Monitor Hypothesis
This part defines the use of language learning, knowing about language. It is a monitor, an editor. It corrects our acquired knowledge. Grammar is limited, because it must fulfil three conditions to be used.You have to have time.You have to be focused on form. In a good conversation people forget to focus on form and focus on the message instead.The worst of all. You have to know the rule. Not even your teachers know every rule in the book
So I ask you. Where are these three conditions fulfilled? You guessed it, on a grammar test. This is why we focus on the message so on what we are saying and not how we are saying it.
The Affective Filter Hypothesis
The affective filter is wall that prevents acquisition to take place. It emerges when we are under stress and anxiety. Best case of this is when the teacher calls on you before you are ready. This affective filter must be lowered so we can acquire. Sadly the natural filter gets more prominent after puberty. This is also why children are so amazing at acquiring language, because they have, most of the time, almost no affective filter.
Extroverts have an easier time dealing with this filter than introverts. Self-study is the introverts way, haha.
Y'know what's annoying? When people make up excuses when they're apologizing.
So I'm in stage crew for the school production, right? One of the managers who's also a student, let's call him D, is looking at his script while complaining about it being messed up. He was saying stuff like "Oh c'mon, M," because M (one of my friends) had had the script before him and messed it up or something. Not sure, but either way D was complaining about him.
So I say, "Yeah, M. C'mon," and I meant it as a joke because that's just the nature of our friendship, right? M knew it was a joke, and so did everyone else. Yeah well I'm facing away from D, so I'm completely caught of guard when my leg is like kicked in the back. I essentially crumple and almost fall over, but I don't, and thank god for that because I'm still in a sling from surgery, so there was a chance that I could have injured myself even more. Anyway, I turn around and see that D is halfway out of his chair in an obvious position to assume he was the one who kicked me.
At this point I'm just really shaken up and scared, but D starts yelling at me and saying that just because he treats M like that doesn't mean I can even if we're friends. I'm not sure D got the message that I was joking but oh well.
There were about five other people in the room, and they all saw what happened. One of them is a friend, let's call her E. Now I'm not really sure if I still want to be friends with her because she's kind of very toxic and not friend material. She's kind of a self righteous person, so she takes it upon herself to tell my group's manager to talk to D about what happened. And sure I appreciate it and all, but I really didn't need her to do that because it just made the whole situation worse.
My friend on the other side of the stage ended up coming over during one of our breaks, and someone brought up the whole situation. I didn't care that another one of my friends knew because it was going to be brought up in conversation at some point in time anyway.
Thank god I had other friends though because they actually checked in on me and made sure I was alright. Things between me and M are fine; he knew it was a joke and I apologized. This all happened yesterday.
I got over it last night and was ready to move on with life, but today, D asked if he could talk to me and he apologized. I honestly don't know if he really believes himself, but he said he tripped getting out of the chair and accidentally kicked my leg in. I don't know whether or not I should believe him, because the way he acted after that made it seem that it was completely intentional.
I got a text a few hours ago from my manager saying that what happened yesterday between D and me should have stayed between us. I guess word spread, which is partially my fault. I don't really think I feel sorry though because I feel like I had a valid excuse to tell my friends since I was literally crying, but I'm obviously going to play the victim so I don't know how reliable I am as a source.
I guess I just don't like the idea of being scolded for telling people about something that happened to me? I don't know. Now I feel horrible and like I'm about to cry all over again and I just hate it. I really don't like the fact that I don't know if D is telling the truth or not, because what if I'm blaming him for something that was accidental? What if I made unnecessary drama for everyone?
I'm really just tired and sleep deprived, but I have too much to do with too little time with one less arm that'll function properly. Life sucks so much right now.
All I can Say
Hope is the best thing we can hope for
Sad to say
Even the gamblers lose they sight
Seen the red lights
Proud to say
It took a while to train our minds
To face to the bright light
Everything takes the time
To grow Up
It’s the position of the vision
To light up the Dark
What you see before you is a website that I have been working on, and before you ask... no, it's nowhere near done yet. This is just a static webpage at the moment, but down the line, it will be a fully functioning website.
Why did I build a website? Well, the project I have planned is pretty massive, and I wanted everything stored in one place. There is so much stuff in fact, that I had to make two directories. The one at the top is for navigating different types of media, and the side directory is just for home page stuff. The side one will appear in the center, where it says 'File Not Found'.
There will also be a global chat, which I believe is self explained. A music player, which is for the music I make. For now, I just jammed a bunch of placeholder tracks so where I could make sure it works.
Finally, there is the release and updates sections, which also explains itself. The number you are seeing on them is the date. Yeah, I finished this webpage a month ago, and now I have been fooling around with back end stuff, which is not fun.
Dream Deep Dweller,
Love isn't easy. And love isn't hard.
Love is a villain, tearing away at you. And love is a hero, sweeping you off of your feet.
Love is a crime, one you commit in the dark. And love is a service, one you make obvious in the light.
Love is hatred, purified and restored. Love is fear, brightened and colored pink.
Love is love. Love is not.
Love loves love, and despises it the same.
Love is illegal, and yet the most legal thing around.
Love is a moral misjudgment. Love is morally good.
Love is despair. Love is joy.
To love is to know pain. To love is to know relief.
To love is to love.