giraffeontherocks

Wordcount:  23,623 (this part) 175,161 (total)
Rating: Explicit 
Warning(s): Religion-based homophobia.
Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.

If you’ve just started reading find a guide to navigate the warnings in part one here.

Second to last update: thanks for sticking with me.

Wordcount:  21,634 (this part)  151,538 (total)
Rating: Explicit
Warning(s): Religion-based homophobia. 
Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.

If you’ve just started reading find a guide to navigate the warnings in part one here.

so if you're using scrivener and want to color your labels like i do!

If you use scrivener, maybe you’re crazy obsessed with labeling your files. Maybe you want to have a clearer visual when you think about your labeling. Maybe you WANT to be obsessed with labeling, but the hour long tutorial document made you impatient. Well, here’s the how to in terms of making the documents in your binder look a little more like you took a deadly highlighter to it:

1) so the above image is where i find it easiest to find my labels. there are a couple of other ways, but basically, you press that ‘i’ (for info!) up in the corner of your screen, and this sidebar pops up next to your current scene. this sidebar is probably my favorite part of scrivener. here you’ll find the index card/summary (what shows up in the corkboard view), your document notes, and that General Meta Data section in the middle.

General Meta Data gives you a few opinions. There you can alter whether this document appears in the final compile, whether a page break will appear. For the purposes of this mini-tutorial, though, you just need to look at the drop down menus that say Status and Labels. Status comes with defaults like ‘Finished’ and ‘First Draft’ and ‘To Edit’. That’s not color-coded. In the corkboard view, those labels show up as faded text across the index card if you use it.

What we’re looking at is Labels. The defaults are just character and location, or some such nonsense (not actual nonsense, but you know what I mean). As you can see, I tend to use Labels so I can visualize the balance of scene-types, but there are a million different ways you can use it. You could also use it to categorize by character, place, etc (there’s also the option of using Collections as well- Scrivener gives you a hundred ways of doing this.)

For now, click Edit Labels. A pop up screen will appear like this:

2) Here you make your own labels. Delete the pre-sets by using the minus in the lower left corner. Use the plus to make a label. A random color is assigned, but if you double click on the color swatch you can change it to whatever you want (red is always sex for me, for example, because duh). You can double-click the text to change to name of the label at any time as well. Hell, if you want, you can make the document call Labels something like ‘This Is Where the Labels Occur’ if you really wanted. customization is fun.

Okay so you press okay. You select a file or folder on the binder (left) side of your screen and use that drop down menu from your info pane (right side) to assign it a label. Now how do you make it highlighted in the binder?

3) View—> Use Label Color In —> Binder

But of course feel free to mess around with the other visual options. You may even find that you switch back and forth depending on how you’re viewing the whole manuscript!

I hope that helped!!! And I’m obsessed with this program, so if you have questions, feel free to ask!

Wordcount: 19,102 (this part) 111,179 (total)
Rating: Explicit (eventually)
Warning(s): Swearing and underage drinking.
Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.

If you’ve just started reading find a guide to navigate the warnings in part one here.

anonymous asked:

shiphassailed, billybloom, patronsaintofgelflings, giraffeontherocks, riverbanks, glittertorn & may as well throw kuisses in there

Shiphassailed (Also known as Grace)- I follow her, and she follows me.

  • Honest Opinion: Grace is someone I honestly look up to on here. This doesn’t mean we agree on everything- but her strong conviction and unparalleled ability to get bitches to sit the fuck down (lmfao), not to mention her awesome sense of humor and love for watermelon makes her someone I very much love following and respect.

Billybloom (Manning) - I follow her, She doesn’t follow me

  • Honest Opinion: We haven’t talked much, admittedly- though I very much enjoy seeing her on my dashboard most of the time. Manning is another strong personality on here, someone who from what I’ve seen doesn’t tolerate bullshit and expresses her opinion with no fear. That’s something I very much admire.

PatronsaintofGelflings (Patron) - I follow her, She doesn’t follow me

  • Honest Opinion: I LOVE Patron. I lead a Patron appreciation life. xD Not only is she a flawless HBIC, but her wit and humor means never-ending amusement, not to mention that she has this incredible ability to say things right to the point, no bullshit involved. Also, Dragon Age AU and Revolutionary War AU. ‘Nuff said.

Giraffeontherocks (Bella) - I follow her, and she follows me

  • Honest Opinion: For some reason, I haven’t talked to Bella much of at all! I’m the kind of person who’s generally shy about going forward and introducing myself, so I guess that might be a reason- but Bella is honestly one of the best writers on the canoe, and reading her fics and seeing her on my dash makes following her more than worth it. She’s awesome!

Riverbanks (Dimmy!) - I follow her, She doesn’t follow me

  • Honest Opinion: I don’t see Dimmy on my dash much anymore, which makes me sorta sad- I remember Dimmy being one of the first people I talked to from the canoe here on tumblr, and she was always exceptionally funny and well-spoken. Not to mention, Smart as fuck! (But let’s be honest anon- who in the canoe isn’t smart as fuck? Honestly!) Either way, she was someone I definitely remember enjoying talking to, and whenever I do see her on my dash she’s being flawless as usual. Nbd.

Glittertorn (Laura) - I follow her, She follows me.

  • Honest Opinion: I absolutely love Laura. Not only is she an incredible writer (One of the many on the exceptionally talented Canoe), but I love her ability to write thought-inducing posts as well as making others that are so painfully and directly to the point that lord be with those who are stupid enough to challenge them. But still, Laura manages to be a complete sweetheart of a person, which is something I incredibly admire. I know she’s aiming to write her novel and get published, and I count myself amongst those who can’t wait to see her name on the book cover and my name on a pre-order form for her book. Love you Laura!

Kuisses (My Amanda. Yup. That’s her name!) - I follow her, She follows me.

  • Honest Opinion: I adore her. I honest-to-god adore this woman with everything I have. She’s incredibly intelligent, but also hilarious as fuck- hearing her comment on something literally leaves you gasping for air. Her feel for satire in her FFT comics is incredible, which is why they’re so popular. She’s gentle, and loving and so incredibly tender, but she can also be so incredibly strong. An amazing friend, An amazing person, and an amazing partner- I’m one lucky son of a bitch. She’s incredible.

Word Count: 13,153 (this part)
Rating: Explicit (in later parts) 
Summary: Years after coming to terms with his not-so-platonic feelings for one his best friends, Armin makes a serious error in judgement when he offers to pretend to be Eren’s “fake boyfriend” to make his ex-boyfriend, Jean, jealous. The change in their relationship, though an elaborate lie, becomes complicated when it turns out Armin’s feelings are not as suppressed as he’d thought they were. A College AU.

Wordcount: 18,726 (this part) 129,904 (total)
Rating: Explicit (eventually)
Warning(s): Religion-based homophobia. Mentions of drowning.
Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.

If you’ve just started reading find a guide to navigate the warnings in part one here.

Wordcount: 13776 (part 4) 12,267 (part 5) 1439 (Intermission)
Rating: Explicit (eventually)
Warning(s): MAJOR WARNINGS for bullying, homophobia, minor acts of violence, panic attacks and anxiety. if any of these are upsetting to read i would strongly advise either checking out the guide or skipping the chapters altogether. i’m really, really sorry. (A guide on what scenes to skip if you don’t want to read the homophobic bullying.)
Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.


“Not even a full month, and you’re that fucking curious, huh?”

“I was ‘curious’ the second you turned into a damn werewolf,” Franklin countered.

Michael made a face. “Try to turn it down, ‘homie,’ all right? The wife ain’t a big fan of conversations that involve me and ‘turning’ into anything, got it?”

Franklin nodded, even if that was one of the weirder things he’d ever been told. He didn’t appreciate the mocking slang, either, but what, exactly, was he going to do about it? He’d come up in this dude’s house, his home base. If he was going to fight it had better be over something more serious than that. “So what do you want me to call it then? Because I got a few ideas, but none of them make any sense.”

The way that Michael pressed his lips together, the way that his eyes got distant for a moment, Franklin figured the old man was remembering something. The assumption was confirmed when he spoke. “Yeah, I bet they don’t. First few months are a bitch, especially if no one’s telling you what’s going on.”

“That’s where I figure you come into this scenario. You explain it, maybe my next few months are less of a bitch, you feel me?”

“Yeah, I feel you,” Michael nodded. “Doesn’t mean that they’re not gonna be tough, though. You haven’t even gotten to the worst of it yet, you know that right?” Franklin had a sinking feeling already that he knew that, but hearing Michael confirm it didn’t make him feel any better. Michael put his sunglasses back on and tilted his drink to his lips. “Trust me, kid, the sweats, the shakes, get used to them for awhile. They don’t go away until your body finishes adjusting, and that’s going to be awhile. The hunger? Never goes away- sometimes it gets worse, until it hurts.” Michael put his glass down and laid his head back again, letting out a tired, resigned sigh. “You get real used to that. The nightmares start yet, or is that after your first full moon? It’s been awhile, I forget.”

What was Franklin supposed to say to any of that?

Wordcount: 17,685 (this part) 33,285 (total)

Rating: Explicit (eventually)

Warning(s): homophobia, bullying, mentions of death. 

Summary: Armin’s life is a tide coming in fast: bullies, loneliness, a secret he’ll never tell, and thoughts of getting the hell out keeping him afloat. It just takes one chance meeting with a dark-haired boy that has him sucked out into the ocean, with no choice but to sink or swim.

Edit: now with a helpful guide on what scenes to skip if you (understandably) don’t want to read the homophobic bullying.