basically, stage 2 is a ‘normal’ dragon. Stage 3 indicates extraordinary size, unique abilities, or some other facet (usually brought on by time and age of the creature) that makes them unusually formidable.
Stage 1 isn’t really a dragon yet. It’s classified as “Extreme toxic mutation without fully realized form”, basically meaning that the babby dragon in question has begun manifesting poisonous dragonfire but is still fucked up mid-transformation. Obviously this is the easiest stage for authorities to dispose of, but special cautions must be taken to avoid arcane contamination from their potent nalpalm-like blood.
Dragon mutation basically happens from intense obsession + magical overdose. Specifics can vary a lot: sometimes magic is drawn to people over time, during decades-long fixations; sometimes it happens when a person experiences emotional agony so intense it sucks in all the ambient power in the whole county. How fast/slow it is varies a lot. Emotions/obsessions need to be INTENSE for it to start at all and nascent dragons are incredibly rare.
Linnae specifically changed over the course of a single week, but that week was preceded by months of turmoil that laid the groundwork.
Hey! How I describe the word "suddenly" without using it? Other blogs/posts tell me that this word does not create the desired effect and it is unnecessary. What should I do?
Yes, “suddenly” isn’t a good choice in story writing because it’s a form of “telling” not “showing” and makes it very clear that there’s a blatant narrator instead of the reader being integrated into the scene.
For direct ways to avoid “suddenly”, you want to look at your writing like the reader is in the scene. You don’t get warnings when things suddenly happen to you, they just happen. Use language structure to convey the sudden event.
A new paragraph, a dash to show interruption, shorter sentences, all that stuff is explained in the ask I linked you to.
this is fenrir, guardian of the house (house guardian). he’s a goof. he likes talking to himself, waking me up at night and growling at me until i scratch his butt, headbutting me such that i have at least one black eye a month, and chasing me around the house until i knock myself out on a door. he’s my best boy and i would do anything for him.
Hello 😁 So in the past I told you that 1) both Sam and Cait were going to be present at Comic-Con, 2) you did not have to worry so much about Frank and Claire in S3 3) you were not going to hate episode 3x08 as much as you might have thought 4) there was not going to be any fuckery at the BAFTA. Here I am again. There will be no fuckery over the holidays. Thank God, I don't think any of use could have taken it. Have a good day 🙊🍾🙊
Remember when Sam spent the whole evening bantering with fans and bidding for Cait's Bafta outfit? It was a year ago and I'm still not over it. I love that one year later, she is the one donating something for his charity. Supporting each other's charities, that's one of the things that warm my heart the most about them. ❤
this is nyx. he’s a shadow cryptid. hobbies include guarding tomatoes, banshee screeching, and drooling when you pet him. picking him up is like trying to hold a sentient bag of cooked noodles because he just like. slips everywhere. he wants to be loved but isn’t ready for commitment.
I know this is non fiction but do you have any tips on using P. E. E(point evidence explain) I really need to use it properly to get my GCSE in English language xx
Ah, I was taught that method early in high school (though I never knew the name)! It’s my understanding that it’s just a structure for essay writing, so I’m not too sure what a “tip” could be, but I’ll explain my understanding of it and hope that helps? My degree didn’t follow the liberal arts, since I found a calling elsewhere, so I don’t know the secrets to everything literary and essay-professional, but maybe my explanation can be worth something.
The P.E.E. structure is used for the body paragraphs of essays centered around things like literary analysis. It’s a form of organization. P is for “Point”, the first E is for “Evidence”, and the second E is for “Explanation”.
The “point” is where you make a statement about the text you’re analyzing. This can also be called an “assertion”, and should always be written as though you are sure about what you’re saying. This is not the time for doubt or meekness.
The “evidence” is where you use what’s in the text to back up your statement. The best evidence is typically in the form a direct quote that’s integrated into the sentence itself (and cited).
The “explanation” is the real meat of the paragraph and is where you explain how the evidence backs your assertion. Here you can explain the meaning of the quote and how it lead you to your inference.
This not my example (it’s taken from this TutorFair site), and while shows the basic structure really well, it’s not what I’d call the absolute best analysis. It’s definitely not bad, but I can see the explanation being a lot stronger and they need to cite the quote in-paragraph. (Though there’s good work in the writer’s ability to look beyond the story and see how language and the author’s choices can be revealing.)
Point:Brontë seems to punish Isabella Linton for going against what was normal in Victorian society and leaving her husband by killing her off.
Evidence: “a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the end.” (p.169)
Explanation: The way that Isabella dies is dragged out and ‘slow’ but it also seems to reflect her descent from her place as an ideal female to a sinner in the eyes of polite Victorian society. Even the way that Brontë chooses a syndetic list to describe Isabella’s death extends the wait before ‘the end’. The use of the conjunctions ‘but’ and ‘and’ at the end of the sentence give a sense of the inevitable progression towards death that Isabella experienced as if to confirm the ‘incurable’ nature of her illness and her self-inflicted demise. To kill Isabella in such a cruel way seems like a punishment.
And then you put everything together.
Brontë seems to punish Isabella Linton for going against what was normal in Victorian society and leaving her husband by killing her off. Her death is described as “a kind of fever, slow at its commencement, but incurable, and rapidly consuming life towards the end”. This shows the way that Isabella dies is dragged out and ‘slow’ but it also seems to reflect her descent from her place as an ideal female to a sinner in the eyes of polite Victorian society. Even the way that Brontë chooses a syndetic list to describe Isabella’s death extends the wait before ‘the end’. The use of the conjunctions ‘but’ and ‘and’ at the end of the sentence gives a sense of the inevitable progression towards death that Isabella experienced as if to confirm the ‘incurable’ nature of her illness and her self-inflicted demise. To kill Isabella in such a cruel way seems like a punishment.
The one thing that paragraph did especially well is that it integrated the quote. The evidence isn’t just thrown in as its own sentence, it’s worked into the writing for smooth flow
The tough thing about the Point-Evidence-Explains structure, is that the format alone isn’t what makes a good essay because the format is just for organization. The strength of the writing comes from the strength of the assertion, evidence, and argument, which comes from strong analysis and detailed, open-minded thought. Good structure matters for ease of communication, but it can’t be all you have to offer in literary analysis, or any form of analytic writing.
Sorry that all I could do is probably repeat what your professors have said. The structure alone is pretty basic, and while I have experience with the method, to really help I’d need more time than I feel like I can offer with this blog. I used to tutor this stuff, but it’s been a while and I’m definitely forgetting a lot of the tiny details that can make an essay especially good.
Just a reminder for all of us, but especially those who are fairly new to shipping: Remember way back when, Sam was interviewed about chemistry testing with a slew of actresses? Remember when he said that Laura Donnelly (aka "Jenny") orig tested for Claire but he views her as a sister IRL, so that def wouldn't have worked for him?! BUT in his test w/ Cait the sparks flew & they knew immediately she was the one? Remember that? Yeah, me too. These two are def hetero. #bettertogether #on&offscreen.