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Favorite Jemma’s Heart Eyes Moments [4/10]

2x22 “Oh” - She nods yes. Yes to their date. Yes to him. Astonished they’ve finally made it to a romantic place. A nervous smile teases her lips and butterflies erupt in her stomach. Fitz mumbles something about finding him when she’s finished, and happiness starts to take over Jemma’s whole being. (x)

The Boxer 2 (A Yixing Series)

You awoke that morning with a soreness in your limbs and a stiffness in your body that screamed at you as you tried to get up out of bed. It was early. The birds weren’t awake yet, but you had been so exhausted last night that you fell asleep as soon as you stepped out of the shower last night. It had been early enough that by 5am you tossed and turned in your bed, unable to sleep any more, but too sore to really want to get up yet. Eventually your bladder made you get up so you started your day earlier than you usually did.

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Supernatural Characters - Short Descriptions.
  • Dean Winchester - Nobody hates him more than him.
  • Sam Winchester - the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  • John Winchester - 'well I love you and all but I'm also going to risk your life, k?'
  • Gabriel - 'Heeeeeyyyyy Sammy'
  • Castiel - he's in love with humanity *wink wink*
  • Crowley - oh hay I'm the king of hell but also adorable ^-^
  • Adam - forgotten

anonymous asked:

Does Juzo love Kyosuke or Chisa I'm confused.

It’s meant to be ambiguous (at least at the moment), so I can see why you would be confused. Though, Danganronpa has very few confirmed relationships anyway.

I would also like to point out that Sakakura may not have romantic feelings for either of them. You can love people in different ways. It doesn’t always have to be romantic.

Do you love your best friends? Would you do anything for your best friends?


   I definitely won’t fault anyone whether they choose to think Sakakura has feelings for Yukizome or Munakata, but I personally choose to believe he has feelings for Munakata–and here’s why:


From the very beginning, even before Danganronpa 3 came out and we just had a bunch of vague character descriptions–Munakata has been set up as the centerpiece of the group.

I say “centerpiece” as in the unifying factor. The one character that the remaining two characters are willing to fall all over themselves in order to impress. To give a really blatant example, Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket:

She’s the centerpiece, and Yuki and Kyo Sohma are the characters who are vying for her attention.


Yukizome was never set up as that centerpiece. Munakata has his eyes on her–but Sakakura doesn’t react in anywhere near of a similar way.

But both Yukizome and Sakakura act the same way towards Munakata: undying loyalty and respect. They want to help him achieve his goals. They’re willing to do anything for him.

It’s the central part of their character.


   Sakakura’s loyalty reaches far past the levels of someone who just wants to use Munakata as an excuse to be unnecessarily violent to people. He’s there for Munakata and nothing else.

  At the beginning, Sakakura asks him “what’s the plan.” That implies to me that he would have changed his answer accordingly to whatever Munakata wanted to do.

Munakata could have completely flipped the situation on its head, said “I want to help Naegi” and Sakakura would have gone along with it. Because he doesn’t actually care about Munakata’s ideals, he just cares that Munakata achieves his goals.

To quote Yukizome, who thinks similarly: To be honest, I don’t really care about that. But if I can be useful to Munakata, then…

To quote Sakakura: I’ll eliminate anyone who gets in Munakata’s way. That’s the vow I swore.

Sakakura makes it very clear that he’s willing to do anything for Munakata, and will follow his orders no matter what.


Lastly, I just wanted to point out this scene.

Sakakura states in Danganronpa Gaiden: Killer Killer that he hates Naegi. Absolutely cannot stand him. (He has the SHSL Makeup Artist create a fake corpse of him just so he can blow it up.)

But he stops himself mid-chase and is willing to let Naegi go just to help Munakata. Also, it could just be a messily drawn frame, but I swear that he looks concerned in that moment he turns to notice Munakata: 

When Munakata tells him “no, I’m fine,” he hesitates. He made the promise to protect him at the very beginning and seemed very set on keeping that promise. But his loyalty outweighs his protectiveness, so he chose to listen.


I’ve mentioned this in a previous post I’ve made about Sakakura’s possible feelings–but he obviously has strong feelings for both Yukizome and Munakata.

You could make pretty solid case for whichever you choose–or you could group them all together into an OT3.

This is just my personal stance based off of what I’ve been able to catch from Sakakura’s body language/general mindset.

omfg i was looking through my old ds games and i found my copy of apollo justice and look at this manual

literally the first page after the safety warnings and i’m already going APOLLO PLEASE (also pfft sounds fake but okay polly okay)

just look at these character descriptions i’m gonna cry from laughing so hard

THAT IS STRAIGHT UP WITNESS BADGERING OH MY GOD LEGAL DYSTOPIA JAPANIFORNIA STRIKES AGAIN

the screencap they used for the check instructions is of his lawyer badge i love this nerd so much

speaking of fake-ass law nerds klavier why do you have A FUCKING ZIPPER TAB FOR AN EARRING WHAT KINDA FAKE ROCKSTAR SHIT IS THIS

i’m dying at the pun in giant blocky red text on the back of the case; i think it’s against the rules for aa to be subtle in the slightest about their character names (also ‘the cunning prosecutor klavier gavin’ i’m cackling where)

Commissions are open!

After a month or so of taking a break from commissions, I’ve reworked both how I’m going to do them, and the prices that I offer the commissions for. A lot of friends and artists I talked to online told me that I was underselling myself with my old prices, so these are the new prices!

Currently I have 5 slots open, but before that, there are some rules you MUST follow

  • Commission note must contain…Medium/Large reference picture of character, name of character, detailed description of what the character is doing/what is happening to them. (Please do not send me a note that has a reference picture smaller than 400x400)
  • Do not try to commission me for one of the things I have explicitly said I will not draw, you will be promptly ignored

With that said, here are the open slots!

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It’s going to be fun working with all of you again, and I look forward to seeing what ideas you guys have for me!

anonymous asked:

Could you give me a run down on how to write/ what to avoid main characters characters that are captivating and likable? I really don't wan to run into the rut of writing the generic non-descript main characters. Thank you!

Why, I have a whole essay on this!

“Captivating and Likable” is a little bit more than that, though. But not much

The LotH character that gets the best response is Peggy, by far. And she’s probably the most simple character, as well (these facts are related!). She’s a murderous super-villain who really desperately wants to be thought of as this high-class Godfather type, even though she’s nothing like that. 

Really, everything you need to know about the character is this one page. Peggy is a very silly character, who wants to be taken seriously. Pretty much everything she does in the entire comic is a variant on this theme, while trying to think of environmental details that help play into it.

Like those paintings in the background.

Or her getting this huge ostentatious chair while everyone else has little stools

I’m a little hesitant to give the following advice because what works for me isn’t necessarily the One True Way, so take it with a grain of salt, but…I think there’s a lot of writing advice out there saying that a character needs this, a character needs that. You don’t really need anything, except that solid core of what the character wants, what’s stopping them from getting it, and how the approach problems. 

This is a million times more true if you’re going to have the character eaten by a crab by page 9. Write your minor characters as intention/obstacle and you’ll be amazed at how easy it gets, and it gets easier the more you do it, and you’ll be able to do it to your major characters as well.

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Mary Jane™ / Spider-Man Family, Celebrity / Real name: Mary Jane Watson

(Trait) One Moment in Time : Adjacent friendly characters named Spider-Man modify their attack values by +1 and can use the Carry ability, but only to carry Mary Jane. / (Defense) Cap did train me, you know (Combat reflexes) / (Standard) Beautiful Distraction (Perplex)]

Describing Skin Tone

Anonymous asked: Aaaaugh I’m really sorry to ask this and I know you answer questions like this all the time but I haven’t been able to find a straight answer anywhere else. Is there any possibility that you might know whether it’s considered offensive to describe people as having wood-colored skin? I know it’s considered offensive to compare skin color to food, but if it was said that someone had mahogany or pinewood skin or something, do you think that would be okay? Again, I’m really sorry.

This question is one not only of style but also of knowing and relating to your intended audience. There are no hard and fast rules on which descriptive words for skin color will be offensive to everyone every time. Though many descriptors for skin color have been identified as offensive or acceptable by large groups of people in the past, the reality is that every reader has their own preferences.

Similarly, there is no word choice that will fit perfectly in every stylistic circumstance. Tone, pacing, genre, character development, theme, and desired voice must all be taken into account.

So, you can understand that is difficult to advise you in any specific way. We cannot tell you yes or no. The best answer is that it depends.

The trick, I believe, is to think critically about the denotation and connotation of the word in question and use your best judgement. That judgement is born of experience and research, which means writing people with skin tones other than yours and learning about representing people who do not look like you from people who do not look like you. You may not have the experience or have done the research, and that’s okay, but the only person who can answer your question is you. You know your style and level of experience. You know the circumstances. You are the one who knows your intended audience and interacts with your readers. 

This is a situation where the answer cannot just be given to you. You need to do the research and gain the experience, then you can decide these things for yourself.

Here are a few resources to speed you on your way:

Thank you for your question! If you have any comments on this article or other questions about writing, you can message us here

-C and Q

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Stop Calling Me Pastries 2/3

27 skin tones, five descriptions each, no cannibalism required.

 #F2DCC7: Coral Cloud, Desert Bone, Florence Marble, Sand Trap, Sunwashed Beach

#E1C3A7: Dust Bunny, Homespun Linen, Snail Shell, Tumbleweed Tan, Washed Khaki

#E8B290: Approaching Autumn, Copper Dust, Coral Coast, Rambling Rose, Wickerwork

#DC9B85: Beach Treasure, Desert Dawn, Opal Fire, Rosy Coral, Warm Autumn

#D1937C: Autumn Fern, Earthen Trail, Rosedust, Rustic Pottery, Sienna Brown

#D87F85: Bird of Paradise, Coming Up Roses, Love Potion, Pacific Sunset, Pink Flamingo

#C98560: Copper Wire, Ember Glow, Fall Foliage, Georgian Leather, Wash of Rust

#B3754E: Cinnabar, Clay Vessel, Fallen Leaf, Leather Jacket, Pale Russet

#924517: Brick Dust, Copper Starfire, Grecian Bronze, Ochre Brown, Tinder Box

credits: photos from humanae, hex codes fromimagecolorpicker, paint color names from encycolorpedia

When introducing characters in your novel, everyone says to avoid an infodump– that unsavory block of text where you throw a wall of description and backstory at a reader. Here are a few tips to avoid infodump:

  • Pepper in description and details as the story unfolds, whether through narration and dialogue. A few nods to a character’s habits or favorite things or even a glimpse of their past can be revealed through a quick conversation. “I swear, I didn’t lose the prophecy!” Maria wrings her hands in dismay, because she can’t exactly remember where she left that scroll. Ugh, just like when she lost half of her uncle’s sheep. Then later in a different scene– possibly when there’s time for introspection, Maria can recall more about her childhood and her affinity for misplacing things.
  • Alternate between general and particular details to give a reader a sense of someone without overwhelming. John was a giant of a man who occasionally would eat a raw onion like an apple, perturbing the other customers.

A good way to start is to describe character details with the five senses:

  • Sight. What do these characters look like? Don’t go all in at once– give a general impression like a strong jaw and wild curls and then get particular as we get to know more about the character. Throw in a few details about the color of their hair as they’re moving through an action scene, or contrast two characters in the same scene. 
  • Sound. This can be interpreted in a few ways– what does your character sound like? Do they have a distinct voice? High pitched? Nasally? Gruff? Do they sing or play an instrument? How do other characters view them/ associate sounds with them? 
  • Smell. Memory and scent are intrinsically tied together– your character smelling something can be a great catalyst for a strong memory, so you don’t have to pause the plot to introduce a little bit of backstory, just throw in a few sentences about what your character associates with this scent and what it means. Scent can also be an interesting way to describe other characters– as compelling, attractive, positive or negative.
  • Taste. Does your character have a favorite food? Do they experience new things in the story and taste things for the first time– what kind of opinions do they have on these new tastes? Do they kiss anyone? Describe a kiss not just in terms of action but in taste and feel– see next point.
  • Touch. Physical sense is a great way to get a feel for a character. Do they have an aversion to touch? Do they like hugging? Throw in details that suggest tangibility to bring this person to life– what their hair feels like, how rough or soft their skin is.

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The Writer's Bane: Describing a Character's Physical Appearance - WRITERS HELPING WRITERS™

by Angela Ackerman

I’m going to be totally honest here. There is little I detest more than trying to describe how my character looks. The reasons are numerous. I think it sounds boring. It slows the story. It reads like a list or sounds cliched, etc, blargh de blargh.

I write in first person, to boot, making it even more difficult to create natural-sounding character description without using the dreaded MIRROR technique. After all, every time a writer uses a mirror to describe their character’s physique, somewhere in the world a zombie dies. Think about that. Right now, Zombies are dying. I can’t add to this terrible crime. Can you?

But then I read Word Painting and realized I was looking at it all wrong. Physical description doesn’t need to be a dry, tasteless blob of facts to help the writer see our character. It can be seasoned and textured, and doled out bite by savory bite.

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anonymous asked:

I'm writing a fantasy novel, and almost all the protags are POC. I prefer to describe their race by saying they are what they are - Korean, black, Middle-Eastern, etc. However, I'm transcribing those cultures into my fantasy world, and they won't have the same names. Is there a way to make their race obvious with explicitly stating it or resorting to offensive language, like "chocolate skin" or "angled eyes"?

I’m going to refer you to these four guides:

Catalogue of Human Features - This has visual representation of body types, breast shapes, face shapes, nose shapes, eye shapes, eyebrow shapes, lip shapes, hair shades, hair types, hairlines, eye shapes, eye colors, and skin tones.

Guide to Human Types Part I - These show Asian body types by region (including native North Americans) and their common or typical features.

Guide to Human Types Part II - This includes European, North African, Middle Eastern, and some South Asian.

Guide to Human Types Part III - This includes African and Pacific (Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia, and New Guinea)

The above won’t give you the varieties that actually exist, so go outside the features shown in the guides. Once you’ve described a few people of a certain race, you can just start referring to others as what race they are in that world so you can describe other things about their appearance instead (the way they walk, their clothing, their hairstyle, scars, a more detailed description of their lips, etc.).

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