feel free to use it for yours if you like

anonymous asked:

Hello! How are you, I hope you're doing well on this NaNoWriMo month because I certainly will need your help. I found myself writing three scenes in three pages (which is about a thousand words for me). I know that I definitely don't write enough here, but what should I do? All of my sentences are connected and lead one action to the next, how can I slow my pace down and write more description? Thank you for your time!

Hiya! Thanks for your question!

We answered a similar question in the past here (Why Your Story Feels Too Fast). We also reblogged a helpful post here (Controlling Pace with Detail). So, check out those posts!

If you feel like those posts don’t answer your question, feel free to send in another ask! Thanks again for your question! Happy writing!

- Mod Kellie


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

anonymous asked:

Hey! How did you get that glowy effect on your latest anti piece? Iv been trying to find a decent one for ages but that one looks really good!

thanks buddy! it seems like i’ve deleted the progress file so i can’t show you how i did it on that one, but i can explain it using another picture lol:

i’ll be using this drawing to show you how to do cool glowy eyes. i’ll be using green but you can use any color of course :D

1: if you want your glow to be all glowy, you can consider using an additional layer to create a darker atmosphere. i used the color in the top left corner on multiply on 60%

2: add a layer on top of your layer from step one (if you’re using one of course). use an airbrush to add the glow

3: i always use a blur effect, to even out the glow. for this drawing i used a value of 31

4: put the layer on hard light to get a glow! you can decide to stop here but your glow can even be glowier if you continue

5: add a new layer and airbrush a darker color over the glow. why darker and not lighter? this way the intensity of the light will be less..intense. trust me on this one

6: again, blur effect to even it out. again, value of 31

7: put the layer on add and play around with the opacity a bit. i used an opacity of 50% for this one but you can change it of course. if the light isn’t intense enough for you, go back to step 5 and choose a lighter color :D

choukoayumi  asked:

Whoever hates on ships like USUK obviously have too much free time on their hands (lol I'm a hypocrite so do i) but the difference between me and them is the fact that I actually put that time to use, whether it be schoolwork, art, or fanfiction. My lesson to those anons are GET. A. LIFE. We ship what we ship. Feel free to disagree, but honestly??? Keep your opinions to yourself. You may be entitled to them, but we don't have to listen.

yea, like i said in the last post:

instead of harassing strangers on the internet that you dont know, and are ignorant to learn more about; how about you donate your time and effort into solving real life issues like homelessness or smth useful? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

theladyscribe  asked:

I have a question re: your "Saint" Carrie discussion. Is there a respectful Jewish equivalent that we should/could use in place of "Saint"? (feel free to publish or answer privately if you wish.)

There really isn’t? I mean, there are various prophets and stuff, but after they’re dead, they’re dead. There are ways we respect the dead, but it’s not elevating them like this

I would say people would be best off calling her their patronus.

::**KIM TAE-RI GIF PACK

Here are #416 gifs of Kim Tae-ri in her role as Sook-hee from the South Korean film “The Handmaiden.” All of these gifs come from Part 1 of the film – gif packs for Part 2 and Part 3 will be posted later. All these gifs are 245x150 or 250x150, HQ, and textless. All of these were made from scratch by me. Feel free to use and edit in any way you like – just don’t repost and claim as your own. Please like or reblog if this helped you!

Warning(s): NSFW, food, hospitals

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How to Make Your Descriptions Less Boring

We’ve all been warned about the dangers of using too much description. Readers don’t want to read three paragraphs about a sunset, we’re told. Description slows down a story; it’s boring and self-indulgent. You should keep your description as short and simple as possible. For those who take a more scientific approach to writing fiction, arbitrary rules abound: One sentence per paragraph. One paragraph per page. And, for god’s sake, “Never open a book with weather” (Elmore Leonard).

But what this conventional wedding wisdom fails to take into account is the difference between static and dynamic description. Static description is usually boring. It exists almost like a painted backdrop to a play. As the name suggests, it doesn’t move, doesn’t interact or get interacted with.

There were clouds in the sky.
Her hair was red with hints of orange.
The house had brown carpeting and yellow countertops.

In moderation, there’s nothing wrong with static description. Sometimes, facts are facts, and you need to communicate them to the reader in a straightforward manner.

But too much static description, and readers will start to skim forward. They don’t want to read about what the house looks like or the stormy weather or the hair color of each of your protagonist’s seventeen cousins.

Why? Because they can tell it’s not important. They can afford to skip all of your description because their understanding of the story will not be impacted.

That’s where dynamic description comes in. Dynamic description is a living entity. It’s interactive, it’s relevant. It takes on the voices of your narrators and characters. In short, it gives us important information about the story, and it can’t be skimmed over.

So how do you make your description more dynamic so that it engages your readers and adds color and excitement to your story? Here are a few tips.

(I have a TON more tips about setting and description. These are just a few. But I’m trying to keep this short, so if you have any questions or want more advice about this, please feel free to ask me.)

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✨ Chai spells ✨

Now that it’s getting colder I feel like it’s time to post about chai spells! 

✨  Basic recipe for chai  ✨
- ¾ mug of milk (or milk alternative)
- ¼ mug of water
- Any tea that goes with milk (so no green or fruit teas)
- Sugar or honey to taste

Heat up your milk, water and sweetener, once boiling whisk in your tea. If using black or milk oolong tea then do not exceed 45 seconds of stirring - it seems like a small amount of time but your chai will be bitter if you go over this time! Any tea other than black tea would be alright for a bit longer, but you shouldn’t need much time at all! 

Pour the chai through a strainer and serve! Drink this while hot for the best flavour (though it doesn’t taste bad if it gets cold either)

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For the following spells, use the milk, water and sweetner and then add the tea specified! Feel free to personalise your blends!

✨  Self love chai  ✨ 
- Black tea
- Culinary dried rose petals 

✨  Protection chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Ginger 
- 2 peppercorns

✨  Banishing chai 
- Black tea
- Basil leaves (chopped)
- Ginger 

✨  Sleepy time chai 
- Culinary lavender
- Culinary dried rose petals

Happiness chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Orange peel

✨  Confidence chai  ✨
- Black tea
- Nutmeg
- Cinnamon

✨  Divination chai  ✨
- Milk oolong tea
- Peppermint 

✨  Purity chai 
- Milk oolong tea 
- Coconut

✨  Lucky chai 
- Black tea
- Cardamom
- Cinnamon
- Clove

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Happy brewing everyone! Enjoy many cups of magical chai  ✨

(Credit for our basic chai recipe goes to @sidewalk-crystal  - thank you lovely!)

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Denim Shorts for the Sims 4

I’ve been quiet, lately, because instead of playing with pets, I was sorting all the CAS stuff I downloaded, to only keep a few things. I went from 5Go…. to 700Mo. As you can imagine, when I had two similar items, I had to choose one.  And sometime, it was really dificult ! I had 4-5 different high-waisted denim shorts, and if I loved the shape of one, I prefered the color options or texture of another one.

So I decided to make my own (from scratch, using game textures), combining the elements I liked on the shorts I had. It’s available for your teen to elder female sims, in 20 color options.


Download : SimFileShare

And if you like my creations, feel free to buy me a coffee (and a croissant if you can :D)


If want to edit one of my custom content and share it, or use it as a base, simply ask me. You can find my Terms of Use on this page.

NEW EVENT

For anybody living in the United States, November 23rd (Thursday) is the national holiday “Thanksgiving,” which is alternatively used as a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans. 

We’ve had really great turn outs for the last Tumblr Events in the past, and I say we reclaim this day as well. Thanksgiving is often a difficult time for Natives, especially Native children in elementary schools who are forced to reenact a whitewashed and fabricated version of history between their ancestors and the early settlers. The truth about these events are often swept under rugs with no regard for the trauma and pain it causes Native Americans to this day.

If Tumblr is going to be your escape on this day, let’s fill it up with things to be proud of. 

Post selfies, artwork, poems or anything you’ve created. 

Submit or send asks about your favorite Indigenous films, actors, activists, historical figures, or anything that gives you a sense of pride and inspiration.

If you are Native and own a shop or online store, advertise it here!

If you would like The Aila Test to add links to articles/documentaries/other sources that detail the horrors of Thanksgiving, let us know. We will set up a tag if you’d like to blacklist it, but I think it would be helpful and healing for everybody if we made this day more about us, our accomplishments, our creation, our pride, and our personal growth and happiness.

If you choose that day to mourn the loss of your family and ancestors, feel free to submit a tribute to them as well. Please know that we love and support you.

rainy day aesthetic asks

the outdoors

overcast: do you think you’re an overachiever? what do you your friends think?
clouds: is there anything someone has ever said to instantly make you sad?
gray skies: what calms you down?
thunderstorm: how do you prefer to resolve tension in your life?
wind chill: what makes you feel cold inside?
droplets: to you, is physical closeness more or less important than frequent communication?
puddle: what is your emotional outlet? why?
morning fog: do you prefer waking up early or sleeping in? 
mist: 
drizzle: what is something you would like to know more about / explore?

the indoors

fairy lights: what makes your eyes light up?
coffee shop: where is your favorite place to be?
windowpane: what music do you listen to the most?
teabag: do you prefer tea or coffee? how do you take it?
candlelight: what is your favorite scent? why?
throw pillows: what is your favorite type of relationship? do you have one like that?
cozy: have you ever been in love? describe the feeling.
bustle: do you enjoy being busy? why or why not?
succulents: do you like taking care or things, people, and animals? which one do you enjoy the most/least? why?
chatter: what are your favorite things to talk about? with whom? why?

your body

baggy sweater: what keeps you warm? 
daze: do you meditate? why or why not?
damp: do you cry often? what makes you cry?
umbrella: what makes you feel safe?
gleam: what makes you feel the best about yourself?
yawn: who takes care of you when you’re sick? who do you take care of when they’re sick? 
hum: besides music, what is your favorite sound?
brush: do you enjoy having your hair played with? what about massages?
fuzzy socks: do you prefer warm or cold weather? why?
gloves: do you like working with your hands? why/how?

Cupcake concept:

•Connor Murphy is a black forest cake with dark chocolate ganache and a whipped chocolate icing
-he is slightly bitter, but he has his sweet moments that quickly turn sour.

•Evan Hansen is an angel food cake with a lemon curd filling and a blueberry frosting
-he’s a literal angel, but that lying business leaves a sour taste in my mouth

•Jared Kleinman is a Cinnamon​ and cardomon cake with a coffee frosting, and topped with spun sugar, for the cronch.
-the boy has a sharp tongue and so he gets some sharp flavors to match.

•I call them the Sincerely Three and they can be sold as a bundle or separately.

anonymous asked:

you „stan“ a manipulative, white supremacist, barely talented, unbelievably rich cow with terrible hair and godawful dance moves. there are so many other great artists, that make music with actual value and finesse, maybe consider „stanning“ someone like that for a change instead of some odd persona a record label is spoonfeeding you : )

*clears throat*

Dear anon, before starting throwing shade at us and Taylor herself, I think that you should check your sources and “facts” first, sit down and read this.

If this person is, I quote, “manipulative” and “a white supremacist”, then I would very much like to take a look at your sources and proof so that we can discuss about it although I have a feeling that most of your “proof” comes from teen magazines or from unreliable sources. I don’t know if you have looked up the definition of white supremacy before, but I will give it to you now: “White supremacy is a racist ideology based upon the belief that white people are superior in many ways to people of other races and that therefore white people should be dominant over other races.” Now, I don’t know how you can qualify Taylor as a white supremacist when she has many friends such as Uzo Aduba (with whom she performed at the 1989 World Tour) and Todrick Hall (who is also starring in her Look What You Made Me Do music video). Moving on, you may call her what you want and you may use terms such as “manipulative” or “unbelievably rich”, but here are some facts about her that you might have skipped:

• she might be rich, but she doesn’t keep the money to herself. In 2015, during Christmas, or as we like to call it, Swiftmas, she sent packages full of gifts to fans around the world. One of these fans was missing a certain amount of money for college, and since Taylor was aware of that, she sent her $1,989 including a lot of other gifts (I used this as a source because I couldn’t find the Tumblr post but y’all can help me later when I post this) (x)

• she has donated an endless amount of money to fans with illnesses, to organizations, visited them at hospitals, and even wrote an eponymous song called “Ronan” for a 4-year old that passed away because of cancer (just google the name of the song and “taylor swift hospital” and you’ll see)

• she gave a certain amount of money and dropped at a hotel a fan who had missed her bus after her concert

• she invites fans TO HER HOME and tells us secrets, bakes for us, stalks us on social media, knows more things about us than ourselves, and is genuinely happy to see us, AND SHE GIVES US THE BIGGEST AND BEST HUG OF OUR LIVES AND SHE DOESN’T LET YOU GO UNTIL YOU LET GO and the conversation between you two flows perfectly because it feels like you’re talking to your long-lost sister and you have so much to talk about (and I and other secret sessioners are the source for this and if you have any questions or you’re don’t believe us you are free to ask politely)

• if you take a look closer, all Taylor never even once ever started the drama. Don’t you think that it’s odd that people keep throwing shade at her for no valid reason when they could actually throw shade at Donald Trump because all he can say is “tremendous”?

• she knows so many things about us it’s insane. She likes our posts daily and interacts with us, even with some emojis, because she knows that it could make a person’s day, week, month, year, or maybe even your entire life. At award shows or any other public event, she doesn’t miss on the opportunity and surprises fans. Do you know any other celebrity who loves their fans so much that they travel to the other side of the world for them, help them financially, send them gifts, spends HOURS with them on social media and tries to meet as many of us as possible?

• she recently met a girl at a secret session who had possibly a miscarriage, and not only did Taylor make her laugh and made her feel better, but the next day, she received an e-mail from Taylor’s team with a specialized doctor’s address. When she asked how much she had to pay them, they replied that everything had already been covered (x)

I would have written more about this but unfortunately I’m running out of time, so I will let our TS defense squad to keep giving you reliable information.

I would like to formally announce you that whatever you may have heard about her is absolutely absurd, no matter where you found the information, or whether you think it’s true.

Also, her hair is so beautiful and I will defeat you if you dare to fight me on this, and who cares about her dance moves?????? Because if your definition of a good artist includes having nice hair and good dance moves then I think that we have a very different illustration of what talent is. I really think that you should listen to her album “Red” and then I’d like to see if you can write such lyrics and if you can represent feelings through instrumentals. You probably have no idea that she has been rewarded so many times throughout her career because of her talent, and she is one of the most awarded celebrities nowadays, yet she is only 27.

I would like to finish this before I go in class with a clarification. You see, I chose Taylor not only for her music, but also for who she is. She has been there for me when I most needed her, and she never failed to bring a smile to my lips in my darkest times. You have here an entire fandom that would agree with me and would gladly tell you specific reasons why everything she does is important to us and why she is so special. Because Taylor isn’t only a celebrity. She’s the person we’ve looked up to in the past few years. She’s our Aunt Becky. She’s our life savior, for many. She’s our ray of sunshine. But most importantly, she’s our best friend. And we have a relationship based on trust, love, and respect, and in all honesty, I think that it’s beautiful.

Hope Jar Spell

This jar spell can be used for any time you need a little more faith and hope in your life. Use this to help reassure you that everything will be alright, in the end, and you can handle whatever life throws your way <3

For this spell, I used…

  • chamomile (calming)
  • rose quartz shards (love and trust)
  • thyme herb (hope for the future)
  • rosemary herb (gentle reassurance)
  • a sprig of lavender (calming reassurance)
  • amethyst shards (hope and power)
  • opal shards (calming and hope)
  • crushed rose petals (love and trust)

Feel free to use as many of these ingredients or as few as you like; substitute items, replace them, and add your own! Let me know how it goes ❤️❤️

- Mod Sun

(more jar spells!)

Oath of FaceApp

So I recently discovered this free mobile app called FaceApp that lets you run photos of faces through A.I. filters.

And since I have the stomach flu today, I thought I’d take my mind of puking by downloading art from the first five Gatewatch “Oath” enchantments, and running them through various filters.

The four filters I used for these collages are:

  • Young/Hollywood
  • Smile
  • Old
  • Gender Swap

Hope you like them!! Feel free to add your own to the thread!

HTTYD ask meme
  • Making this ‘cause why not. Spread and share as you like!
  • 1. How would you handle living on Berk?
  • 2. How do you think you'd be different if you grew up on Berk?
  • 3. Yaks, chicken, or sheep?
  • 4. The chicken is not amused. What did you do wrong?
  • 5. Favorite dragon species?
  • 6. What type of dragon would you like to ride? Is that different from the dragon you'd most likely ride?
  • 7. How would your first flight on a dragon turn out?
  • 8. On a scale of Snotlout to Hiccup, how are your dragon riding skills?
  • 9. Would you get into trouble on Berk?
  • 10. Would you try Astrid's yaknog?
  • 11. Coolest dragon?
  • 12. Scariest dragon?
  • 13. Most unique dragon?
  • 14. Favorite dragon class?
  • 15. Suggest a new dragon species. What does it look like? What are its powers? etc.
  • 16. If YOU were a dragon, what would you be?
  • 17. Any underappreciated dragon species you want to give a callout to?
  • 18. What do you think Stoick does with all his wooden duck carvings?
  • 19. The dragon riders can visit anywhere in the world, any place in history. Where would you suggest they go?
  • 20. You, Hiccup, Snotlout, and Tuffnut are now roommates in an apartment. How well does this work out?
  • 21. You, Astrid, Heather, and Ruffnut are now roommates in an apartment. How well does this work out?
  • 22. What do you think the dragon riders are like as old women and men?
  • 23. Which character do you relate the most to?
  • 24. How well do your know your dragon stats?
  • 25. Who would you want to spend a day with? Who would be your best friend?
  • 26. How would you handle the twins' pranks? Loki'd!
  • 27. You and Snotlout are on patrol together. What happens?
  • 28. Which character would you get along with the least?
  • 29. Anyone on Berk you'd date? I hear Bucket is single...
  • 30. Axes, swords, hammers, bows and arrows, or maces?
  • 31. What would your house look like on Dragon's Edge?
  • 32. What is your favorite house on Dragon's Edge?
  • 33. What's your favorite island? (outside of Berk)
  • 34. Favorite villain?
  • 35. How would you handle being kidnapped by the Outcasts?
  • 36. Give the dragon riders superpowers. What can each of them do?
  • 37. Favorite track in the HTTYD or HTTYD 2 OST?
  • 38. Favorite ship?
  • 39. Favorite friendship?
  • 40. Favorite dragon-rider duo?
  • 41. Favorite secondary or background character?
  • 42. Suggest a new pairing. Why would it work?
  • 43. I want these two characters to spend more time together...
  • 44. Come up with a crack pairing.
  • 45. Have any HTTYD OCs?
  • 46. Suggest a new AU (or mention an AU you like).
  • 47. Suggest a new crossover (or mention one you like).
  • 48. List off your top three fandoms. Now combine them with HTTYD. What would the crossover be like?
  • 49. List off any three of your fandoms and combine them with HTTYD for the weirdest crossover you can think of.
  • 50. Do you think any of the dragon riders have children? Have any headcanons about the next generation?
  • 51. Favorite thing about your favorite character?
  • 52. Tell me a character and I'll give you a headcanon.
  • 53. Tell me a character and I'll give you a favorite quote.
  • 54. Tell me a show, movie, or movie short and I'll tell you a favorite scene.
  • 55. Have you read the books? If so, which book is your favorite?
  • 56. Suggest a DreamWorks Dragons episode plot.
  • 57. Who's an underappreciated character and why do you appreciate them?
  • 58. You have to give each of the dragon riders awards. What awards do you give everyone?
  • 59. Who has the best hairstyle?
  • 60. Should Hiccup, Fishlegs, Snotlout, and Tuffnut grow beards?
  • 61. Who has the best outfit?
  • 62. How would you react if Snotlout started hitting on you?
  • 63. How would you react if Ruffnut started hitting on you?
  • 64. Do you know all the lyrics in "For the Dancing and the Dreaming?"
  • 65. Let's be mean. How do you think each of the dragon riders will die?
  • 66. How did you enter the HTTYD fandom?
  • 67. When did you enter the HTTYD fandom?
  • 68. What made you fall in love with How to Train Your Dragon?
  • 69. What is something you didn't initially think about but grew to love about HTTYD?
  • 70. What is the BEST thing (to you) about HTTYD and its franchise?