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jlm92  asked:

Hi, first off I wanted to tell you your blog has been so much help with my book I couldn't say thank you enough. So thank you. And I've read through quite a few of your tags and I couldn't find anything about alternate history. In my story a countries history is completely different from what it actually is and I was just wondering how I would let readers know that? Or would that fact the country still has it's own monarchy be enough? Thank you again.

When writing alternate history, in order to let the readers know that history has been altered you need to let them know about the Point of Divergence. If they know what the POD is, it will help them create a mental timeline of this alternate history and it will tell them that this is an alternate history. Otherwise, they may be confused as to why this world is different (if it’s not already stated in the summary).

The POD can happen prior to the story, during the story, or right after the story (it will have to be heavily implied that the events of the book will cause a major change in our history). However, the description of the book will most likely say that it is an alternate history.

  • Prior: If the POD occurs prior to the story, there are a lot of ways you can show it. It can be a prologue, a flashback, a conversation, or anything else you can think of. It can be more difficult to do this when the historical event you changed or when the place you’ve set your story in is lesser-known. You should show how the POD has affected history and society throughout the story. There should be more than one difference in the world. Talk about well-known events that have been changed so that the reader is more aware that this is a different world.
  • During: It’s easier to show the POD if it happens during the story, depending on where your story is set and what historical event you’ve changed. However, the aftermath and showing the effects of the POD can be difficult. A lot of detail is needed and, again, try to see how your changes have affected other major historical events/the future.
  • After: If the POD comes right after the end of the story or if it happens at the end and the readers don’t get to see the changes, the story must heavily imply that something different it going to happen. Even better than implying is the characters knowing what will/won’t happen and talking about it.
American Sniper (2014 film) : Sentence Starters
  • "Would you be surprised if I told you that Navy has credited you with... over 160 kills?"
  • "The thing that... haunts me are all the guys that I couldn't save."
  • "Looks like plenty soldiers need saving."
  • "If you think that this war isn't changing you you're wrong. You can only circle the flames so long."
  • "Baby I can't hear you!"
  • " You're my husband, you're the father of my children. Even when you're here, you're not here. I see you, I feel you, but you're not here."
  • "You got some kind of saviour complex?"
  • "I need you... to be human again. I need you here."
  • "Squirrel! Where'd you hide your nuts?"
  • "Hey!, That's my daughter."
  • "Those little shits are gone."
  • "They're nice and warm though now, sir."
  • "I just want to get the bad guys, but if I can't see them I can't shoot them."
  • "You want to take a walk?"
  • "I'm willing to meet my Creator and answer for every shot that I took."
  • "Do you ever think that... you might have seen things or... done some things over there that you wish you hadn't?"
  • "A true hero from Texas no doubt! Remember the Alamo."
  • "What's the difference?"
  • "I'm not a redneck, I'm from Texas."
  • "Baby?"
  • "We ride horses and they ride their cousins."
  • "You got eyes on this? Can you confirm?"
  • "Hold on, I’ve got a woman and a kid 200 yards out, moving towards the convoy."
  • "Negative, your call"
  • "Babe, I do it for you. You know that. I do it to protect you."
  • "Do you want to die? Is that what it is?"
  • "These Marines keep rushing in like they’re doing, they’re going to get their asses shot off."
  • "Look, all these guys, they know your name. They feel invincible with you up there."
  • "I couldn't live with myself"
  • "You don’t know when to quit! You did your part! We sacrificed enough! You let somebody else go!"
  • "Well, I have to serve my country."
  • "She’s got an RKG, Russian grenade, she’s handing to the kid."
  • "They fry you if you’re wrong."
  • "Yeah, well, you find a way. You have to."
  • "I need you to be human again."
  • "I need you here."
  • "I'm ready to come home baby!"

WIP Ahsoka doodle. Whenever I don’t know what to draw I find myself always coming back to Ahsoka. So hopefully I’ll finish this tomorrow \^_^/

Fic Fishing

When I started reading fanfiction I was a deep sea fisherman. I sailed to far off journals, blogs and archives trawling through all the fic I could find. Schools of drabbles, delightful pods of oneshots, whales of epics that I followed for days just to hear them sing. True, there were some downsides, storms of limited downloads that kept me from the fic, jellyfish and seaweed disguised as fic to swamp me, unexpected kinks like sharks that tried to maul me and not a coast guard to post warnings in site.

Gradually I lost my taste for the expedition, staying closer to home, sticking to the rec sites in the shallows. When the supermarket of AO3 opened its doors to me it was great! All the fic I could want with neat ingredient, nutrition and allergy labels! A store directory to search for exactly what I need! But my trawling skills got a little rusty and I had no patience to search through the seaweed any more which did seem to get washed down the aisles occasionally.

These days I hang around the Tumblr fishmarket, buying bits and pieces from those who still fish, nipping over to the supermarket when I have a craving for something specific, listening to tales from fishermen even older than me (Back in their day you needed to fight off pirates, subscribe to zines and walk over frozen seas to find the fic) and generally have a much more fun time than when I was only going to the supermarket by myself.

anonymous asked:

im making a little comic so do you have anything were the child would be looking up at the adult but you can see it from a childs perspective, I couldn't find one so I understand if you cant

Well, I have one post in my Perspective tag. I might (?) have something in my Poses tag. Honestly, probably neither tag will have exactly what you need. 

I’m not finding much… a lot of it is about parents better understanding their kids POV. 

You may have to just look up perspective references of looking up, I know it’s not quite the same, but it should still help. 

Here are 5 perspective tutorials from the wonderful WikiHow. They go over the different types of perspective. 

This tutorial is for Basic Linear Perspective, but it has some good instructions to help you learn. 

Here’s a video for learning to draw perspective. 

Hopefully studying/practicing the basics of perspective will help you be able to draw the angle you want. Good luck with your comic!

Red & Lizzie....a journey

Red: Agent Keen what a pleasure *at last*
Red: Tell me my profile *why am I whispering*
Liz: Why would I do that *why is he whispering, now I’m whispering*
Red: I have you *awkward*
Liz: *awkward*
Red: You can trust me *ahh hand holding, good move*
Liz: *uh ok?*
Red: …if you are in need I will be there *just stating the obvious, no harm in that*
Liz: Are you my father?
Red: *fml why does everyone assume I’m the daddy* No *watch I bet no one believes me*
Liz: *thank god*
Red: I’m your plus one *ok play it cool, be casual*
Red: You have me and I’m not going to let anything happen to you *oh yeah real casual there slick*
Liz: *oh damn that means nothing to me nothing at all and these tears in my eyes aren’t really real*
Red: …everything is going to be ok. You’re going to be ok *why does this feel so right…*
Liz: *why does this feel so safe…*
Liz: So I guess we’re stuck with each other *it means nothing that I can’t let him go and raced over here to intervene in an FBI takedown…nothing at all!*
Red: …it made nearly dying well worth it. That’s how I feel now *well it did and it does*
Red: What do you want Agent Keen? What do you really want? *about damn time I shot that asshole*
Liz: *sonofabitch why’d I wake up?!*
Liz: I don’t know what’s wrong with me *i need a hug here!*
Red: There’s nothing wrong with you *she needs a reality check but first hugging. and we’re hugging*
Liz: We can do this, you and I *perhaps we make a great team? If I could just get out of this bad mood*
Red: *I may actually love–no, no got to blow that fucking boiler up first my god*
Red: But I wonder if a ray of light…*am I babbling, I feel like I’m babbling*
Liz: *wtf fish?*
Liz: I care about you, deal with that *dammit it’s true! how? when?*
Red: Never do it again *god I just always have to have the last word don’t I*
Red: This is us *indeed*
Liz: *just resting my eyes for a moment that’s all*
Liz: What do you think? *do I sound breathless? why am I breathless?*
Red: *be cool* *dramatic tongue thingy and exaggerated swallowing* *oh yeah that was cool* *deflect! deflect!*
Liz: I think you would have made a terrific captain *Its ok to say it if it’s true and it is true* *oh captain my captain* *wait what?* *just the exhaustion talking no biggie* *but i really need to make an effort to be nicer*
Red: I hope you can find some solace in the fact that when I look at you…*dammit speechless again what the hell* * take a drink regroup*
Liz *awestruck wonder*
Red: *ok let’s try this again* That’s Polaris. The North Star. That’s how sailors used to find their way home. When I look at you that’s what I see. I see my way home *and I’m in love* *good grief*
Liz: *this was all for me* *i think he really does care* *good grief I can’t help but like him*
(Some reactions open to interpretation. This is only my personal interpretation but I’m quite impartial)

anonymous asked:

Hello, I looked through your tags and faq pages, but couldn't seem to find what I was looking for. My question relates to the use of a foreign language - Italian. In my current writing, my two characters went to Italy, where one knows the language, and the other one is learning how to speak Italian. While typing this story, should I italicize the Italian words every time it is spoken by the characters, which is quite often in the book? Or is there no need for formatting? Thank you.


  1. Translating
  2. Formatting & Dialogue

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sleepyspacekitten  asked:

Yeah, I was also told that they sold out very quickly. I couldn't find any of the costumes in-store (coz they were all sold out) and checked online, but I can't find one on their UK store; which is what makes me think (if not know) that I can't get one here in the UK (◕﹏◕✿) I now don't know what to wear for Halloween! Any good ideas I could use?

The first thing that came to my mind which is quite easy to recreate is a Bloody Mary costume ʘ‿ʘ. You just need some white clothes and red lipstick, eyeshadow etc. Another tip that I could give you is to wear some effect contact lenses cause even if your costume isn’t very innovative the lenses already make it look special (of course it’s even better with some interesting makeup though but it’s an easy way to make it interesting (-‿◦)).

elexmosynary  asked:

"Excuse me? Miss Hanji was it? I kinda need some assistance for right now. Do you think you can help me with some things? if it's not a bother of course." The male who was obviously Marti looking calmly at the other. Not wearing his glasses, having on contacts in to keep the other from finding out it was Marti. She had been gone for quite a bit, and she couldn't show her face to the researcher like a dude of course.

“What do you want? Can’t you see I’m busy?” She snapped, clearly agitated. She hadn’t seen Marti in days, no letters no nothing. She was worried that she had become a deserter or something had happened to her.