and it REALLY limits what I can do

mx-maverix asked:

Hey, so I was wondering how to introduce the limitations/politics/society of a fantasy world in a casual interesting way that’s not like spitting info when only using characters who are from that world?


The best way is to prioritize the information about the world that you want to get across to the reader, and you can do this by thinking about what information is really important to the story or the reader’s understanding of that world. Once you know what’s most important, it can help you focus on how to weave those details into regular dialogue/banter, action, and character thought. If you have an opportunity for characters to interact with these elements in some way, that’s always a great way to get information to the reader. For example, if a character can walk through an area, they can talk about what that area looks like and how it functions. You can also tell the reader a lot about how a society functions by showing your characters experiences in that society. For example, you could have a character complain about how a new law impacted their family.

If the characters can’t interact directly with those elements, you can still do it in an indirect way (character gets a letter from their mother complaining about how a new law affects her already floundering farm), or you can do it through banter, like having a character tell another character about where they’re from, or about how they’re affected by aspects of the society. They key is to figure out the best places to put that information. When it’s stuff that’s not important to the plot, but is important for setting development, you obviously have more wiggle room. But, for stuff that may be time sensitive because it affects the plot or affects how the readers will view a plot element, you may want to do a timeline to figure out the latest point at which each detail can be given. If you do a combination timeline/scene list, it’s even easier to look at what scenes are available, then you can look at the list of details that need to be given and see where you can plug them in. 

I hope that helps! :)

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Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Please be sure to read my ask rules and master list first or your question will not be answered. :)

Overnight I worked on a new Ulrich list that followed a basic premise: throw out cheap haste enablers and evasion, cast Ulrich, and swing for game as early as possible. 

I then compared the new list to the old list (which can be found here). 

The problem is, I forgot about some cards from the old list that I really, really like and think I should run. So I threw in the cards I wanted to keep into the new list. This, of course, has the deck over limit. But I can’t for the life of me figure out what to remove. I currently have 75 non-land cards in the deck and need to trim out at LEAST 10 to 11.

So far, I have my eyes on Ashling’s Prerogative, Concordant Crossroads, Mass Hysteria, and Barrage of Boulders, but beyond that, I’ve got nothing. Everything sounds good on paper and I have no idea how much playtesting I would have to do to figure out an optimized list.

So I’m just going to post the list that I have so far *here*. If you have any suggestions for what to take out, I’d love to hear your reasoning. I’ll also be more than willing to explain certain card choices. You’ll also notice that I only have about 16 lands. Once I cut the number off non-land cards down to around 64 (I like to run 36 lands in my commander decks), I’ll add the appropriate number of Forests and Mountains to finish out the list.

But for now, I’m just completely burnt out and need to step away from this for a bit. Maybe some new eyes or my own after a break will be able to weed out the undesirables. 

I was tagged by @janewatsonholmes for this. Thanks so much! <3

Rule: Tag 20 followers you want to get to know better
Height: 5'5″ (yes I’m short)

Hogwarts House: When I first did Pottermore, I was put in Slytherin. The second time, I was put in Hufflepuff. So…one or both?

Go-to SSBB character: Ahhh I never really played that often but when I did I’d pick Kirby because you could hold other characters in your mouth then spit them out the side. 

Fictional character you’d date: Oh God, am I limited to just one? Then I’ll fulfill a childhood dream and say Harry Potter

Favorite band or artist: Oh NO. This is literally impossible. Can I just say everyone? I literally have no specific musical tastes everything is too good.

When did I make this blog: 2016 I’m new here lol

How many blogs do I follow: 134. Again, I’m new here

What do I post about: Lots and lots of Sherlock, assorted funny things, anything else from fandoms I like that I happen to find

Do you get asks on a regular basis: No, but feel free to send them! I’d love more!

Aesthetic: Really nice pictures of my faves, photosets with a color theme (tbh I’m not quite sure what a personal aesthetic means but I’m going with this)

Tagging (only if you want to of course!): @femlockfatale, @ordinarysherl0ck, @fandomyaf, @banboon02, @wizardofimagination, @livinguppercase, @gniloh, @disregardedletters, @distressing-damsel, @princesherlock, @hwanwoo, @toolazyforeverything, @http-twinkularis, @mind-palacesoutofparagraphs, @iwant221bwithyou, @you-keepmeright, @hobsaubs, @alltheroadsleadtotjlc, @endromanticsubplots, @shag-me-senseless-watson

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COAT: Forever21 TOP: Forever21 SKIRT: Target TIGHTS: H&M SHOES: Payless

Sorry I haven’t been posting. I’ve been working a lot, trying to save up money 😓. There hasn’t been time to do pictures…or really anything. Not to mention, my parents still haven’t sent me my old clothes yet so I’m pretty limited on what I can make do with. I rather just wait to post good things than to post a bunch of mediocre things (but I suppose there will be a lot of casual outfits until my clothes come). I’ve sketched up lots of coords! This outfit isn’t the kind of thing I’d preferably post on here but it’s still pretty cute! It was really windy and chilly out actually. 

Here’s welcoming September with open arms!
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IG/FB/YT/TW  🍰

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(verse 1)

降り初めた雪は足跡消して

the freshly fallen snow erases my footprints

真っ白な世界に // 一人の私

I’m alone in this pure-white world

風が心にささやくの

the wind whispers to my heart:

このままじゃ、// ダメなんだと。

“this will never do”

戸惑い、傷つき

confused, wounded,

誰にもうちあけずに // 悩んでた

troubled, without confiding in anyone

それももう // やめよう

that all ends here.

(chorus)

ありのままの // 姿見せるのよ

I’ll show who i really am

ありのままの // 自分になるの

I’ll become who i really am

何も怖くない

i’m not afraid of anything

風をふけ

let the wind blow

少しも寒くないわ

it’s not the least bit cold

(verse 2)

悩んでた言葉

the troubled words

うそみたいね

all seem like lies now

だってもう自由よ

i’m free

何でもできる

i can do anything

どこまでやれるか

what are my limits?

自分をためしたいの

i want to try myself

そうよ、変わるのよ // 

yes, I’m going to change

(chorus)

ありのままで

as i am

空へ風に乗って

i’ll ride the winds to the sky

ありのままで

as i am

飛び出してみるの

I’ll try to take flight

二度と涙は // 流さないわ

I won’t cry anymore

(bridge)

冷たく大地をつつみ込み

i embrace the cold earth,

高く舞い上がる // 思い描いて

my visions soar.

花咲く氷の結晶のように // かがやいていたい

I want to shine // like the blooming ice crystals

もう決めたの

I’ve already decided.

(chorus)

これでいいな

this is great

自分を好きになって

i’ve come to like myself

これでいいな

this is great

自分を信じて

i believe in myself

光 // 浴びながら // 歩き出そう

I’ll walk out // while bathed in sunlight

少しも寒くないわ

it’s not the least bit cold

If there isn’t already a nail polish color called “Vakarian Blue,” somebody needs to make one.

Those of you who are friends with me on Steam may have noticed that I played an embarrassing amount of Mass Effect 2 over the weekend (I’m only what–a couple years late to the party??).  Garrus x FemShep is my new obsession favorite thing, and so I took a break from commissioned work to do this.  Aaand it is now an ungodly hour of the morning, and I can’t make myself care about turian (or human, for that matter) anatomy anymore.  For some reason, bioware didn’t see fit to have Garrus in really any state of undress at any point in time in any of the games, so I had a pretty limited set of reference images to work with. :P

ANYWAY.  brb, going to sleep/drown in Shakarian feels forever

I am tired of being the “understanding” friend. I am tired of being the “really nice” friend. I am tired of being the “she’s always going to be there friend”. I am fucking tired of composing myself. I am tired of people expecting me to just deal with their shit. I am more tired of how when I do say something, they joke about it and totally disregard my feelings. You know what? I am fucking livid. And you can STOP taking me for granted. I may give second chances, hell maybe even third chances, but even I have my limits.
—  I’m going to scream
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Lucky Number 7! As always thanks to everyone who gets involved with this blog or reaches out to me. I can’t always respond to everyone (I try) but your support does makes a BIG difference to my day! 

To those asking about commissions I will have more information REALLY soon I am just enjoying my practice so much lately and feel like I’m close to locking something down that will make me a much better artist for you.

What you get:

A portrait! Any character/race/gender from any world or universe. OCs/RP characters, fanart of a character you love, anything you’d like. If you can describe it I can try to paint it. I’m still a student - above are examples of my work so you know my skill level and limitations but I will give anything a go!

What you need to do:

Like and/or reblog this post to enter (they each count as a separate entry, as do multiple reblogs within reason)
Be following this blog!
A winner will be picked on the 21st September 2016 and has a day to reply or I’ll re-raffle the prize!

Good luck and thank you <3

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Part 16 of “A Tale of Two Rulers“

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Thanks so much to all my amazing supporters on Patreon that help make this fan-comic happen! ♥ (If is wasn’t for you it would be a lot harder for me to have time to work on this and keep up with the bills so I’m super grateful)

If you would like to help out as well the link is here and, again, thanks so much! :)

—★Archive below

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or

Skip right to the page you want at the Archive!  Here

What You Really Need to Bring to College (and What You Can Leave Behind)

It’s back to school time and every store is going to try to sell you on what you “need” to bring to school and honestly, you could do without most of it. Especially in your freshman year, you’re going to be very limited on space, but will worry about leaving something behind that you won’t be able to get later. Some of you live within easy driving distance of school, but lots go away to school each year and need to be prepared.

I went through lists of dorm room “essentials” and broke it down into what you actually need, what’s nice to have, optional items, and what you can do without. Obviously, every student is different and some of these won’t apply to you or you may need extra things, but this will help get you started.

Keep reading

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#todayimet with @nyjah and @leticiabufoni

To see more photos and videos from the lives of skateboarding stars Nyjah Huston and Leticia Bufoni, follow @nyjah and @leticiabufoni on Instagram.

American skateboard superstar Nyjah Huston (@nyjah) and Brazilian skateboard champion Leticia Bufoni (@leticiabufoni) both love big air, skating rails and pushing their limits. “I would say our styles are pretty similar as far as work ethic and trying to push ourselves to do the hardest and biggest stuff we can,” says Nyjah. Leticia agrees on their similar styles but adds a caveat: “He skates big stuff, like really big stuff. I like big stuff but not as big as the stuff he skates.”

This weekend Nyjah and Leticia are each competing in the Skateboard Street events at the summer X Games (@xgames) in Austin, Texas. But it’s more than the awards and recognition that motivates them to progress as athletes. “What gets me up in the morning to keep skating, honestly is the progression of skateboarding,” says Nyjah. “There’s always new stuff to learn, and there’s always ways to get better at it. There’s so many ways to keep it fun,” he adds. Leticia feels the same way. “The skateboarding is the same, it’s the other things that are different,” she says. “Going out there and learning tricks, it’s the same. When I am at the skate park or at competitions it looks like I’m 10 years old again skating and having fun.”

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I think it’s obvious what I have to do.  I’ve been fighting the impulses for so long.  But it’s time… (x)

You can’t tell me this isn’t the face Miles makes when he plans how to kill off our favorite characters.  Run, just run.

Narry: Through the Years

Sooo, the other day a Non-Non asked me this:

If you could pick one Narry moment from each year the band has been together, what ones would you choose?

To which, I said:

Hi Non-Non! I have a bit of a problem…limiting myself when it comes to choosing Narry moments. (I tried to do a ‘Top 10’ one time and it turned into ‘Top 100+ and counting’.) Soo can I bargain for like…just favourite moments? I can work with max five from each year? :)

No, I’m really not even kidding or exaggerating when I say it’s next to impossible for me to choose between Narry moments. It’s SO HARD. It’s like, every time I think I’ve got it all figured out I think of something else and then I have rearrange everything. SO, without further ado (and before I can change my mind for the millionth time), here we go:

2010

- Narry Mullingar trip, and how they went from innocent little monkeys:

to [seemingly] naked…monkeys:

- Protective!Niall comforting Harry:

- Proud!Niall hugging bashful!Harry:

- Domestic!Narry doing laundry together:

- Possessive!Harry:

2011

- Niall wants to hold Harry’s hand:

- Harry can’t help himself:

- Harry says Niall looks like a furby:

(and then again in 2012!)

- “Ariiii babes”:

- The day Harry Styles made Narrie hearts melt all over the world:

2012

- Who’s the best kisser? “Niall!”

- Narry making kissy faces:

- Niall stroking Harry’s cheek:

- Flying Start; Clingy!Niall:

- Pt. 2 (because I honest to goodness couldn’t choose and this is one of the moments that had me):

- Narry talking about the time Harry got the Irish pummeled into him:

2013

- “You have the best face.”

- “I’m in love with you, and all Niall’s little things.”

- Miami!Narry:

(Narry getting off the boat together; Niall wearing Harry’s shoes and carrying his own…)

- 1D Day!Narry:

- Ballroom dancing/falling:

2014

- The moment ‘You & I’ became a Narry song too:

- Aria Awards:

- “I’d do Niall.”:

- Niall offering his nuts up for Harry:

- “That was for you!”

2015

- Cake pop!Narry:

- “We are the champions!”:

- “Yes, pet?”:

- “Everything we do!”:

(#1!)

- Mistletoe kiss:

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Hey gang, so things are getting pretty dire for me, so for a probably-not-so-limited time you can commission me to do just about anything for $40USD.

Just email me at scutter2@gmail.com or message me here on Tumblr with what you want (and any references for OCs etc) and we can get things sorted.

I’m really struggling at the moment so I’d really appreciate it. Meanwhile, if you still wanna offer some support but can’t afford that much, my Patreon is over here - I’ll be uploading the source files for both the Cloyster and Cloyster/Chinchou pokemorph in the next couple of days at the price of a single contribution, so feel free to get in on that business.


Thanks.

Emotions are more stubborn than thoughts. The glue that holds you fast to your beliefs and expectations is emotion. Whenever you tell yourself that you can’t let go, you are making an emotional statement.

In reality you can let go of any situation any time. “I can’t” really means, “I fear the emotional consequences if I do.” Your ego draws a line in the sand and insists that you will not survive the inner feelings that will arise if the line is crossed.

A powerful limitation is being self-imposed here, and at bottom it isn’t true. You will survive any emotion; indeed, whatever you consider to be too much fear, too much loss, too much humiliation, too much disapproval, too much rejection has already happened.

You have crossed the line many times, otherwise you wouldn’t know where to draw it. What your ego is really saying is that you can’t cross the line again. From spirit’s point of view, however, you don’t have to.

—  Deepak Chopra
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OH SNAP IT’S A REAL THING YOU CAN BUY and my shop is so bad wow!

HOWEVER I only have 40 card envelopes at the moment, so this is a very limited edition test run of the printed comic! All comics are signed by me, and while you could go and buy all 40 at once I would ask that you limit yourself to one copy each so it’s fair on other people m'kay. All printed on A4 high quality paper and in a super shiny glossy cover- they’re about the same size as a Tintin comic book if that helps for scale.

I’ll be selling more eventually, so when this batch has sold out don’t worry you will have a chance later, and there will be an option to have the comic signed then too, but I will add a small fee for it (because my hand is useless and in pain).

But yeah man go nuts.