averaging tool

hairyfanboy  asked:

Hey Jess, how's it going? Quick question... Imagine you have ended up in a deserted island with a) man in 40s, hairy chest average size tool, but great in bed, possibly bisexual b) a hunk obessessed with his body, manscaped, big tool, but terrible lover, and not in to pleasing his girl, but prefers his girl please him c) one of those hot chicks from your blog reposts, and a lesb. And you can choose only one for the rest to vanish from island (but not you). What will be your option?

aiyah this is too easy, exile the hunk, i’ve never cared for narcissistic men and would prefer a less fit looking guy ANYTIME. The sexy lesbo and I shall spend our free time hand plucking the hairs off mr hairy chest for entertainment and hygiene hehe 😸

anonymous asked:

In one of your previous asks you mentioned how you have a 'cheat sheet' for dialogue quirks in regards to Pitch and Jack. As a fellow writer, I sometimes struggle with keeping dialogue true and natural to the personality/voice of characters. So I was wondering if you could elaborate more on how you go about making your cheat sheets! Much love!! :)

Hiya anon!

Actually cheat sheets are thankfully super easy to make.

Sit down somewhere where you can watch the movie (or show) and easily pause it.

Get some note paper and a pen.

Now, watch the movie and pay close attention to the character’s dialogue. Do they say yeah, yes, or okay? Do they say right or rightio (Bunnymund) or sure? Look for the variations that distinguish them from other characters.

Now write those down! Under Jack, put ‘cool!’ and ‘yeah!’, and under Pitch put ‘yes’ and ‘certainly’ and ‘however.’ I like pen/paper because I like having something right there to refer to / read. You might prefer a google doc or similar. Some characters will have a ton of quirks (often main characters). Some will have little (like Toothiana actually, her ‘quirks’ tended to be action - in which case you can write down things like: ‘buzzes her wings when excited or happy’, ‘wings droop when sad’).

Jack uses a lot of youthful expressions like ‘cool’ and ‘awesome.’ Pitch uses more refined language overall, and if there’s a long way or a short way to say something, he’ll often take the long way. North - as an example - uses famous Russian composers to swear, a nice thing that most people noticed, and comes in handy with writing. North is also a lot better at speaking English than most people characterise him in fanfiction. He says some pretty damned complex stuff in the movie, which gives him a really interesting voice - or, just because he drops words, doesn’t mean he isn’t eloquent as hell when he wants to be. Bunnymund uses the stupidest Australian sayings - i.e. the kinds that are actually outdated or aren’t used in most parts of Australia anymore. There’s also some ‘quirks’ in his lingo. Australians don’t generally use googie to mean egg. And the term googie actually comes from ‘goggy’ which would be far more accurate.

It’s good to have a different piece of paper for each character. Over time, you’ll get the sense of their dialogue pretty fast, and will only need to refer back to the cheat sheet if you feel like you’re starting to write them speaking in your own voice, instead of their own voice (one of the biggest mistakes writers of dialogue make, is responding how they would respond instead of the character - still gets your point across, but can lose what makes the character ‘the character’ - though obviously this doesn’t matter if you’re just writing for fun and not interested in this kind of stuff). Then you can insert some of their quirks, or habits of sentence structure. It’s not just single words you’ll be looking for, but whether they talk in long or short sentences. Whether they use a lot of exclamation marks or try and stay calm. Whether they sound warm or hostile.

Eventually, if you use cheat sheets for more than one thing, you’ll get a sense of what you need to pay attention to most in order to help you.

I only watched RotG once to get my cheat sheet. You might need to do it once or twice to get the hang of it. Don’t be afraid to pause to write down a monologue that really encapsulates the character for you! And study it later. If you’re not in the habit of studying dialogue, you’ll be amazed to see what words characters use a lot compared to other characters.

(This also comes in handy with original writing, by the way. Gwyn says ‘okay’ and ‘yes’ but never ‘yeah.’ Augus says ‘yes’ and ‘certainly’ and ‘all right’ but he doesn’t ever say ‘okay.’ There’s more quirks than this, but basically they each would have their own ‘cheat sheet’ if anyone ever sat down to write one. It’s one of the easiest and handiest ways to keep characters ‘in character’ - especially if you’re leading them down different pathways to the canon).

(And incidentally, if you are asking your characters to do things that feel out of character, if you get a bit heavier handed with their canon dialogue quirks, it can help the reader sail through that and accept what’s happening).