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Oh, and how much are their products if they’re giving away a 1,000$ gift card!?

anonymous asked:

yoooo I need cool bughead prompts and/or headcanons to write. I shall reveal myself once the fic is written. got anything for me?

ummmm…how about the novel of best-selling author, Jughead Jones, gets turned into a movie and he meets Hollywood actress, Betty Cooper (who at first he didn’t like ‘cause he assumes her to be vapid & shallow)???

the boys were already so satisfied with the minor success of inu that yoongi became anxious and was scared that they had hit their peak with it and were going to fade away like a one-hit wonder. when taehyung tried to comfort him by saying that it was okay because all they needed to do was release another awesome title track, yoongi asked “what if it isn’t good enough?”… no wonder he and namjoon cried together when wings was first released…if you told inu era bts, who was just proud of the fact that they managed to sell out a 5000 seat venue, that they would sell out their whole entire wings tour, win two daesangs, win nearly every music show that they were nominated on, get invited to the bbma and be the first kpop act to win an award at the event, have one of the best selling korean albums of 2017, be the one artist to earn bighit enough money to not only build a new practice room but also move office buildings-all in two years- do you think that they would believe it?

Can you believe YOI is now the fourth best selling anime from 2000-present? The only shows that have beat it in sales are Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Gundam Seed Destiny, all absolute juggernauts of the anime industry, the biggest of the big. 

It just surpassed both Osamatsu-san and Love Live S2 (seriously). As far as pre-2000 series, the only show that surpasses it is Evangelion, which is the best selling anime of all time. 

I don’t think it can be overstated how huge YOI is, and the idea that it’s ‘just fujoshi’ powering the sales (like some anime fans like to accuse) is beyond absurd. This series has found a huge audience of all kinds of fans, widespread in variety.

Congratulations to the people at MAPPA, Sayo Yamamoto, and Mitsurou Kubo. Sayo Yamamoto shopped this concept around to studios for years and was consistently turned down, until MAPPA, a studio that was founded on the idea of taking on more creative concepts that may be less obviously commercial, agreed to accept it. This is definitely a situation where those other studios must be kicking themselves right now! 

MAPPA producer Manabu Otsuka has gone on about the free rein MAPPA allowed Yamamoto and Kubo, and how much he wanted the series (i.e. the relationship) to be ‘not up to interpretation’ even if it irritated some viewers. Also keep in mind that in anticipated fall anime polls among Japanese anime fans, YOI either didn’t rank at all, or ranked very low. It’s an original show that earned it’s massively popularity purely via word of mouth due to the quality of the series. That’s almost unheard of! 

What bothers me the most about the people who don’t believe @seananmcguire’s twitter stories is that they don’t take the time to look up who she is.

She’s a novelist. She writes stories for a living. Which means that if she’s making something up, she normally gets paid to do so. Anything she posts on Twitter - that’s just her living her life and narrating the funny bits.

Her being a writer is part of the appeal of her tweets. She knows how to tell a story and how to tell it WELL. She knows how to choose just the right words, maximizing the 140 characters given to her to craft the perfect set of tweets.

It’s what makes her lizard-in-the-leg story so much fun. It’s what makes the children’s-Moana-singalong story so much fun. And it’s a skill that not everyone has.

Seanan takes an ordinary run-of-the-mill event - her cats meowing and chittering at birds outside her window - and turns it into a hilarious spectacle with caps lock and multiple exclamation points and ellipses to convey human confusion and bewilderment. And she does this because she’s a writer, because she knows how to manipulate letters and punctuation to tell a story the best way possible.

Seanan McGuire is a writer. Yes she creates works of fiction, but she rarely does it for free. Unless otherwise stated, everything posted on Twitter is the truth. It’s just the difference between a hilarious Disney-loving best-selling novelist telling a story and your boring neighbor from down the street telling a story.

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anonymous asked:

What do you think bangtan would be like if they were born in The states or UK???Like fuckboy, nerd etc etc 🙈

JHOPE:

DAY: Well … he will be Jay

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

NIGHT: he will still be Jay but naked

Originally posted by mimibtsghost

RAP MONSTER:

DAY: A model university student at Harvard

Originally posted by namjoonsgurl

NIGHT: Working on a website that will make him drop out from it later and be called Namjoon Gates

Originally posted by taetaehyungs

JIN: 

DAY: He will be a reality show personnality as he is both handsome and entertaining

Originally posted by ksjknj

NIGHT: Not letting any girl in the world sleep or get married because Mr Woldwide Handsome is still single and free

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

SUGA: 

DAY: Yoongi loves music so much no matter the weather, the country or the planet. he will be a producer at first

Originally posted by jkookisdaddy

NIGHT: Turning up at sold out concerts. He will be one of the best selling artists of our times. Eminem would want him to marry his daughter Hailie, but yoongi only loves music. Too bad! Too bad! 

Originally posted by parkejimins

JIMIN: 

DAY: A prodigee dancer that mastered every dance style

Originally posted by cute-pale

NIGHT: Turns off his phone because Beyonce is still trying to join him so he can choregraph her next song. He likes keeping his work and personal life seperate. He is secretly dating an athlete But the paparazzi still can’t find who.

TAEHYUNG

DAY: Handsome innocent english professor

Originally posted by yoongichii

NIGHT: Drag queen to leach his sass

Originally posted by jinips

JUNGKOOK

DAY: worked so hard as a bunny at disney land

Originally posted by just-sad-fandom-trash

NIGHT : trained hard to become later an athlete with numorous golden medals making him the golden pride of his generation

Originally posted by scaredful

Well that’s all in my head hahaha. I hope you enjoyed reading it ^^
By @mimibtsghost

How to get notes by NHL team
  • Anaheim Ducks: Make sure to voice your opinion on the Getzlaf thing especially if you're straight.
  • Arizona Coyotes: Jakub Chychrun's jaw bone and grandmother !!!!
  • Boston Bruins: I can't believe Brad Marchand saved The Gays
  • Buffalo Sabres: #eichelisbetterthanmcdavid
  • Calgary Flames: Ha Ha Johnny Hockey is small he eats skittles and puts pucks in his jock
  • Carolina Hurricanes: *gifsets of jeff skinner smiling*
  • Colorado Avalanche: This isn't FUNNY ANYMORE
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: John Tortellini
  • Dallas Stars: Omg Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are SO IN LOVE and their girlfriends are evil it's true i have this unnamed emotion when ever i see Katie and idk what it is so she must be evil.
  • Detroit Red Wings: *some deep quote about The Joe and Octopuses*
  • Edmonton Oilers: Connor McMVP
  • Florida Panthers: screenshots of Roberto Luongo Tweets
  • LA Kings: just a bunch of pictures of Kopitar's dog
  • Minnesota Wild: Dubnyk's Vezina nomination was SNUBBED
  • Montreal Canadiens: #FireTherrien, oh wait they did that? #firebergevin
  • Nashville Predators: Carrie Underwood !!!! and Pk Subban dancing!
  • New Jersey Devils: we have taylor hall now
  • New York Islanders: They have no ice and no matt martin (these notes will mostly be out of hate)
  • New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist is the King and also we promise it's pronounced "Shay."
  • Ottawa Senators: it's impossible to get more than 5 notes - a like and reblog from both of the sens fans on here and a bruins fan adding "FUCK THE SENS."
  • Philadelphia Flyers: Grilled cheese and TK!
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc Andre Fleury could literally shoot my child in the head and I would still blame the defense.
  • San Jose Sharks: here's my Martin Jones impression: O.O
  • St Louis Blues: Parayko = big. Selling your best dman and still making it two rounds into the playoffs = Bigger
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: just...give us...our...players...back
  • Toronto Maple Leafs: Literally just fucking...mention one of the rookies fuck this is so easy. someone with 3 followers could get notes this way.
  • Vancouver Canucks: When your GM uses reddit to see if it's a good trade.
  • Vegas Golden Knights: REID DUKE OR DUKE REID IDK WHAT HIS NAME IS.
  • Washington Capitals: nicklas backstrom is the most underrated player in the NHL
  • Winnipeg Jets: Listen i'm not saying Matthews isn't great i just think Laine was the better pick *Shrug emoji*
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Bacon has spent his entire career working as an educator in and around Portland. He began teaching in the mid-’80s and became vice principal of Albina’s Jefferson High School a decade later. Many of his students from Jefferson are now parents of his students at Boise.

But the same families who grew up in the neighborhood can’t afford to live here now. Bacon says the student body’s homelessness rate has been ticking upward, and others have long commutes from the outskirts of the city. The travel means students often can’t stay for after-school programs or that parents pick their kids up early to avoid traffic. The students who rely on public buses often face an hour of commuting each way. “When an older sibling who comes to school on the bus is sick, that means the younger sibling doesn’t come to school either,” says Bacon. “Kids also just don’t sleep enough. They get up early to get here and then get home late.”

Bacon laments that the neighborhood’s new residents haven’t embraced Boise. It used to be a source of pride for the area, which had long battled for a quality school to call its own. That sense of ownership is fraying.

He knows his school will become whiter, though that will take time. In this year’s parent meeting for incoming kindergarteners, he was surprised at the number of white families. He says Boise will “be here for whoever wants to come” and that he’s tried to embrace the white families who have already enrolled. “I’m not going to spend too much time trying to force white people to come that might not want to come, but we’ll be open to their questions and sell the best parts of the school like we always do,” he says.

There are plenty of reasons why white, more affluent parents don’t send their children to Boise. They might cite the test scores or the draw of creative instruction at charter schools. But much of it involves internalized racism—racism that is amplified by ineffectual school district policies.

White families often transfer their children to Trillium Charter, a high-achieving school that’s less than 10 minutes away and 82 percent white. They can also send their kids to Portland magnet schools if their test scores are high enough or use the petition system to transfer to schools closer to their jobs. According to district figures, only half of neighborhood children attend Boise. Staff say many of these are black families who’ve long attended the school and have managed to stay in the neighborhood. The black students who fake their addresses, indicating they still live in neighborhood boundaries, also skew the numbers.


http://www.slate.com/articles/life/tomorrows_test/2016/06/portland_s_albina_district_gentrified_its_public_school_boise_eliot_humboldt.html

anonymous asked:

I often have ideas for a scene or a character but there is no plot. How can I expand these ideas into stories? I just don't know what to do with my ideas to get a story out of them. Most plotting tips require that I know at least the beginning and the end of my story. But I don't even have that.

Hi Anonymous,

I’ve heard of other writers having this same problem, so you are not alone! Here are some ideas that come to mind when I think about this.

Coming up with a Plot (from scratch)

First off, you have ideas for characters or scenes, and that’s a starting point, and you probably (I’m assuming, because it wasn’t that long ago) saw my post, What to Outline When Starting a Story, which can give some guidance on what to consider. However, if you have no idea where to even come up with a concept for your plot that post can only be so much help.

Conflict out of Story Elements

Since you have some ideas about character and scene, I’d try building off that. In some cases, you might need to flesh those out a bit more to continue (I don’t know, since I don’t know how much you have those figured out).New York Times best-selling author David Farland points out in his book Million Dollar Outlines that characters grow out of their setting. We are all influenced by our setting–where we live, where we spend our time, what century we’re part of, etc.

Setting –> Character

Farland goes on to say that out of character (and setting) comes conflict:

Setting + Character –> Conflict

Plot obviously comes from some sort of conflict, the character reacting to and trying to solve that conflict or conflicts. But let’s finish out the diagram/equation.

Setting –> Character –> Conflict –> Theme

How conflicts are dealt with in the story create the theme.

It should be noted though that this diagram may not be helpful to everyone, and it’s also possible to work backwards from it. For example, I personally don’t like the idea of starting with the setting–although, realistically, pretty much all stories start there, if only to the most basic degrees (time period, real world vs. fantasy world, Earth vs. space, etc.). I often like to start with character. But as you work on your character, at some point, you are going to be looking back at what kind of life he grew out of and where he came from, and where he is now. Other people may like to start with conflict, and work back into character and setting. So, it doesn’t have to be linear.

But let’s look at the conflict part. You need some form of conflict to have plot. As I mentioned a few weeks ago in my post Are Your Conflicts Significant? the conflict should either be broad (far-reaching) or personal to the character. If it’s not either, it’s probably not that significant. However, it should be noted that you can make almost any conflict broad, or personal.

But how do you even get to that point? If you like Farland’s diagram, what I would suggest would be looking at those characters and setting. Brainstorm conflicts by asking yourself questions.

  • What conflict can come out of this setting?

For example, in some stories, major conflicts come straight out of the setting. Most if not all dystopians, like The Hunger Games fall into this category. You can even look at movies like Interstellar, which deals largely with space travel. The major conflict came out of a setting (Earth will soon be inhabitable). In a fantasy story, conflicts can come out of the world and worldbuilding (setting), whether it’s the magic system or the world itself. In Lord of the Rings, the major conflicts often come from the setting (Frodo has to make it to Mount Doom) and magic (the One Ring is a magical object that must be destroyed). In historical fiction, it can come out of setting–what are some of the conflicts the world was dealing with during WWII?

But what about something more small-scale than Panem, outer space, and Middle-earth? Setting can play a role there too. What kind of conflicts can come out of attending high school in 2017? What conflicts might be present there? What conflicts might come out of trying to start a career as a woman centuries ago? The story doesn’t have to be epic for this sort of brainstorming to work.

Les Miserableis a good example of how setting can play into conflicts, whether it’s being a struggling young mother, a convict, or participating in politics.

  • What conflict can come out of this character?

Once you have your character, you can try brainstorming conflicts for her. Now, there are sort of two ways to approach this.

One, you look at your character–her personality, strengths, weaknesses–and ask yourself, what would this character want? Figuring out what your character wants is often vital to a good story. In some stories, it can be more simple, basic, or straightforward. Maybe your character just wants money. In other cases, it might be bigger. Maybe your character wants to defeat an evil ruler. It can be somewhat philosophical. Maybe your character dreams of ridding the universe of a false god, like in His Dark Materials.

When you know what your character wants, you can start brainstorming conflicts by considering what could stop her from getting what she wants. In Lord of the Rings, Frodo volunteers to destroy the Ring, but there are literal obstacles in his way. Space, for one thing. He has to travel for miles and miles and miles. Then there are other people and creatures: orcs, Shelob, Sauron, even his own companions–these people are in conflict with him. He has to deal with getting hurt, wounded, and fatigued. All these things are keeping Frodo from his goal. And of course, his ultimate want is to return to the Shire, but he has to destroy the Ring first.

If your character wants to be in a relationship with someone, there are obstacles too. Maybe the love interest doesn’t know he exists. Maybe there is a family feud, like in Romeo and Juliet. Maybe there is a love triangle. Whatever your character wants, you start brainstorming what could keep him from getting it.

A second approach to brainstorming conflicts with character is to look at your character and consider what kind of situations would be difficult for them, what would make them grow. In some cases, they might be the reluctant hero. Love him or hate him, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, Edward Cullen is a good example of this sort of thing. He’s a “vegetarian” vampire living his life, and then out of nowhere, a girl shows up that is basically his personal brand of cocaine. How is he supposed to deal with this? Worse. He has feelings for her. Immediately, Edward is in conflict.

Now, you can combine both methods. And in reality, both those examples have both. Sure, Frodo volunteered to take the Ring, but he was basically the only person who could. But look at him. He’s just a humble hobbit. He doesn’t do magic, he doesn’t know warfare, and he knows very little about the world. But he’s thrown into a situation where those characteristics will be tested. Similarly, Edward is thrown into a situation, but he ends up having wants too. He wants to be in a relationship with Bella. But the fact he is a vampire and she has potent blood is a conflict that impedes that.

So you can brainstorm conflicts from setting and character.

Plot out of Conflict Types

Let’s look at this another way.

There are five types of conflict.

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