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Reality
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by Characterless

Three phases of Castiel’s life always repeating themselves in a circle he calls reality. And the only person they involve.

Words: 834, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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दिग्विजय सिंह सहित 'खास' कांग्रेसियों को उनके चरित्र के लिए 'भारत-रत्न' मिले :: हिन्दू महासभा

दिग्विजय सिंह सहित ‘खास’ कांग्रेसियों को उनके चरित्र के लिए ‘भारत-रत्न’ मिले :: हिन्दू महासभा

नई दिल्ली, १ मई २०१४

अखिल भारत हिन्दू महासभा के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष चन्द्र प्रकाश कौशिक, राष्ट्रीय महामंत्री मुन्ना कुमार शर्मा एवं राष्ट्रीय कार्यालय मंत्री वीरेश त्यागी ने एक संयुक्त वक्तव्य जारी कर भारतीय संस्कृति का नाश करने के लिए खास कांग्रेसियों की तीखी निंदा की है. गौरतलब है कि इन दिनों देश की सबसे पुरानी पार्टी कांग्रेस में एक से बढ़कर एक चमत्कार देखने को मिल रहे हैं. विशेषकर, चरित्र के…

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Colors are dull, days characterless, music sounds the same, food lacks flavor…nothing makes sense anymore. the more I endure this journey, the less I know. The man-made clock…the fucking clocks, they do nothing but delude me to believe that we are limited by time.

Honestly, sometimes I would want nothing more than to have the ability to drown myself in my own tears.

Watching paint dry, second by second, as each second last longer than the last. Where is the spark. It is all too stagnant, and the more it remains so…the worse it becomes.

It is truly not within my nature to perceive things in this reality of mine in such a despondent manner.

Maybe it’s just another phase, it’ll pass just as the winds blows. Just like the ocean, unfortunately, it is forever doomed to repeat it’s last heartfelt attempt to reach further towards the lands than the last.

Is it possible for another person to remind me why life is worth taking risks? I can’t supersede my ego to obtain such a mind-set. why?

  • Me:Dad, do you think I could go out... on a .... date?
  • Dad:NO! HOW DARE YOU ASK!?
  • Me:BUT DAD-
  • Dad:WHAT ARE PEOPLE GOING TO SAY!? THAT I RAISED A CHARACTERLESS DAUGHTER!!?
  • Me:Dad- what-
  • Dad:YOU'VE MADE ME HANG MY HEAD IN SHAME TODAY!
  • Me:Dad - I've been married for two years, I just want to go to dinner with my husband.
  • Dad:........
  • .....
  • ....
  • ...
  • no.
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So lately I’ve been working on a scene for my character, pictured last in this series of renders. The first image is the scene I’ve started work on and will be the one I’m going with. The second is a scene I started work on earlier and decided against using it for this character. I’ll still work on it but it’ll probably just be a characterless scene. 

Basically the scene I’m going with is the top of a 70m tall spiral staircase. 

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Brasilia, Brazil: The Grey City

Read about the rest of my South America 2014 trip here  

Brasilia was my first stop, marking the beginning of a six month adventure. Stepping off a plane into a grim city of concrete and characterless modern architecture would make you a little miserable at best or turn around and go home at worst.

Brasilia rained on me a spectacular amount. I almost felt like the city was doing its utmost to make me feel at home - extending the typical Brazilian hospitality my way, if you like.

Luckily, I was greeted at the city’s central bus station by Maris, a friend made through Couchsurfing. After wading our way through a dense crowd and meandering lines of people waiting to get home in the terminal, Maris semi-flirted with a couple of bus drivers and we managed to queue jump onto a bus rammed full of schoolchildren and businessmen. I looked and felt out of place with my sweaty clothes and towering backpack - for the entire time I was in Brasilia, I didn’t see a single other tourist.

We went back to the house Maris shared with a load of young professionals and students. They welcomed me with a barbecue, drinks and friendly smiles, proving to me how warm Brazilians can be before I’d even left what is supposedly the “least friendly” city in the country. 

I explored Brasilia for a few days, learning about everything from Oscar Niemeyer’s quirky architecture and the people’s fierce opposition to agricultural reform to the weird postcode system and huge distances between everything.

Brasilia is ugly and I didn’t like the city. The people I met were lovely, however. And though it rained the whole time, I did find a little bit of sunshine hiding in the art museum!

August Advice - Sometimes Your Narrator's On Drugs Or Just Lying

One of my favourite interpretations of The Great Gatsby (that quintessial required-reading love story) frames Nick Carraway as an unreliable narrator. It’s a wonderful interpretation because not only does it justify a lot of the weird biases and possible perception flaws in his narration, it actually gives the remarkably flat and characterless Nick some…well, character. (My favourite version of this holds that he was in love with Gatsby. Hard to unsee once you’ve heard the theory. I believe it.) It also fits with the theme of the book - the story of the drugged and boozed-up 20s, filled with liars and cheats and flappers and the nouveau riche, could hardly be told by somebody who was completely honest.

There are a lot of pluses to the ‘unreliable narrator’ technique. It can help characterize the often-bland 1st-person narrator, conceal important plot points until the pertinent moment, and tell the story in a more interesting way, among other things. However, there’s a few different ways to establish to your reader that your narrator is not to be trusted.

1. Inconsistency

Your narrator says one thing. Later, they contradict themselves. Maybe it’s a piece of their past, or some other strange detail. The important part is that this isn’t something they’re saying to another character (although that might happen too.) If they lie to another character, they’re just a liar. If they lie to the reader, that’s when they become an unreliable narrator.

One thing to be careful of with inconsistency is that it can easily be mistaken for a basic continuity error. If you really want to establish that your character has a bit of a tenuous grip on truth/reality, you’ll want to have them lie to other characters and to the reader a LOT. Like, have them come up with a new story about their childhood every few chapters. And the more egregious, the better.

2. Disconnect between Words and Actions

Nick Carraway has this in spades. This is the kind of disconnect you get when a character claims to be something (in Nick’s case, non-judgmental) and actually does or is the opposite (in Nick’s case, judging the hell out of everybody except Gatsby). This is another subtle one - not everybody’s going to pay enough attention to realize how much of a disconnect there is. 

One of the fun things about this, though, is that it can be hilarious when done well. Nothing like some good old fashioned brick jokes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out so well if the character is self-aware. This disconnect has to exist and only be noticed by the reader, or by other characters, never solely by the narrator themselves.

3. Another Character Points it Out

Say your narrator tells the reader about an event. (Ex. Kevin from Desert Bluffs talking about how he and Cecil hugged and ‘shared a moment’.) And later, another character tells his version of the event. (Cecil’s version of the event is a vicious attack.) Either of them could be lying/mistaken, true. But your narrator’s credibility is now in question, since it’s not confirmed at least right away which one is real. The second character might directly challenge your narrator, or the event may just be referenced as different than the reader believes.

There are other ways of introducing doubt through other characters, as well. A parent might mention a struggle with mental illness or drugs, somebody else might mention a penchant for lying - essentially, as long as the idea of the narrator being unreliable is introduced, your readers will stop and think, which is exactly what you want.

4. The Narrator Realizes It/Talks About It

There’s actually sort of two things going on here. The non-self-aware unreliable narrator isn’t aware that their perception is askew, and may never realize it - but sometimes, they do, and it’s usually the ‘twist’ of the book (Fight Club is probably one of the most famous examples of this.) In this situation, there needs to be something that triggers that realization, whether it comes from inside or out. The final piece needs to be put in place by the narrator, not by somebody else, otherwise it falls more in the above category. Usually, this type of perspective shift has to do with mental illness, drugs or some sort of other mind-altering situation.

The consciously unreliable narrator might preface the story with a disclaimer about their state of mind, or something like ‘These are the events as best as I can recall them’. They also might say similar things during the story itself, acknowledging directly or indirectly that they are making themselves look better, others look worse or simplifying events. However, this is a fairly archaic form of writing, and it creates a lot of distance between the time of the writing of the novel and the time of the events of the novel, which takes away a lot of the tension. If the narrator is constantly referring to the events as having happened long ago, you’re hardly going to hold your breath if the narrator’s in danger.

Unreliable narrators are good tools in storytelling, especially when telling stories that revolve around perception vs. reality and other related themes. Be wary, be careful around issues like mental illness (aka DO YOUR RESEARCH), and know what you want to accomplish! Good luck and write on!

Oh so doing anything “characterless,” before marriage isn’t permitted, but you can dance around scantily clad on yachts and grind?

Then again, all is excused when shirtless Salman Khan is riding towards you on a black stallion.

In that case, everything is allowed.

Everything.

anonymous said:

1. What got you into transformers? 2. Which incarnation of starscream is your favorite? 3. Top 5 autobots/decepticons?

1. Ok, so, the adverts for the movies would always catch my interest when i was younger because WOWOWOWOWOW ROBOTSSSS. but never saw them, for the better or worse.

back in the day i would have an interest in the robotic which would pop up from time to time, but there wasnt any specific thing that i could latch on to and let this interest ~blossom~, you know? the characterless brainless mechas and cannon fodder badly designed robots in common media just werent enough.

back in the day i was also a fan of tf2 and obviously, was familliar with minntu and her amazing work. i was following her on tumblr, and she started posting art of these gorgeous robots?? and i was like, ‘transformers can look like that???’

the art was of tfp, and at the time i was having one of my first extended periods of misery and to get out of it i decided to pick up a series to watch. you can guess what series it was and it changed -everything-

2. Prime and idw? tho i love all the screamers.

3. shit this is gonna be hard

autobutts

1. Rung

2. lost light. all of it.

3. idw Prowl maybe?

4. this is HARD Bumblebee, prime i suppose. or maybe drift???? optimus????????

5. chromedome+rewind

decepticunts

1. FUCKING GUESSstarscream

2. megs ??

3. ko

4. soundwave, esp after his issue in rid?? 

5. shock….wave??? still need to go through dark cybertron for a full opinion, but after the whole shadowplay ark and stuff in rid im all crey about him

a reminder that tailgate+cyclonus are not officially associated with any side so ye

this ended up stupid im sorry

I really want to reach out to people and be myself
But Ryan has made me terrified of trying to be kind to people.
Me being me wasn’t good enough, it was wrong for me to try and be there for him, and when I finally broke and started getting angry he didn’t even care. He used me whether he wanted to admit it to himself. I was a faceless, characterless vessel that he could keep blocked out unless he needed a distraction.
How do I undo that.

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🙏
Dear life,

Please send more rejections my way. I know this sounds strange, but I get stronger & stronger after each one. I’ve learned not to dwell on them, but to take as much wisdom from it as I can. This excites me, and pushes me to try in a different way for the next time. I love excitement. So please please please reject me more often. It has taught me more than I could have ever imagined; life without rejection would be completely mindless and characterless. Thanks for providing me with my beautiful mind & awesome character.

I appreciate you,
Wilfred’s Simple Thoughts (at www.wilfredmorillo.com)

Feds Complicit in Mike Brown Robbery Coverup, Didn't Want Tape Released

The Federal government, which has a heavy Black power influence, urged local police to not release the footage that “unarmed teeeeen” and “gentle giant” Michael Brown robbing a convenience store in storm-arm fashion.

The new cast of usual characters including racial ambulance chaser Ben Crump claim that the police department did this to “assassinate the character” of an already seemingly characterless Mike Brown.


anonymous said:

either way, u don't deserve either friends or brothers. It'd be better if u just killed yourself. U dont deserve shit. One less slut wont bother anyone. Keep defending your characterlessness and bullshit for all i care. Buhbye.

hi adrishi. please fuck off from the surface of the planet,. thank you :’)
and oh yes, what happened to your plans for that one “monday”, never happened? aw. WE feel sad.
we constitutes like a bazillion number of people who you tried to degrade, but omg, look where your stand, with no friends..aw. Also, I’m new to college, and I can’t be as fake as you, nor do I trust people (not that you left me in a position to trust anybody again in life), so yes, i do not have friends in college, BUT, acquaintances and so far, nobody reminded me of you yet :)
WE just feel pity for you.
did you convert yourself to Hinduism again? Or are you still forcing your opinions on people, because that’s not what Islam teaches. Nor does Hinduism, but it was like your fake-it-all phase…so maybe. or no, Zulfikar exists right…I feel bad for that poor lad. Nevertheless, so glad that my bhai isn’t with you anymore..you could have screwed up his life even worse…I hope he reads this and realizes what he did was right.
+YOU’VE GOT NO RIGHT TO TELL ME IF I DESERVE SOMETHING OR NOT. I BELIEVE, YOU WERE OUGHT TO ACCEPT THAT ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE? HYPOCRITE MUCH? ooh, burn.

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"Distortion is character, basically. In fact everything we call character is the deviation from perfection. So perfection to me is characterlessness." - Brian Eno. 

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