i was googling the scene

I just heard about the explicitly gay sex scene in American gods so naturally I googled it and 80% of the articles called it “pornographic” and any other kind of variation of “dirty” and i wanna kill myself, thanks straight ppl for reminding me that gay sex can’t be passionate and emotional, it’s always dirty and depraved, especially if you saw some dick or ass then it’s the most dirtiest thing in the whole fucking world, hate yall demons

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“Although we never said it to each other, I think we both knew.”

Just a little something to heat up you’re morning, afternoon, evening, late night…just any old time ;)! 

©detailsmagazine, source: google

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messily doodled my fave scenarios before our school began

gonna miss my summer somehow though

The way Han’s gaze drops onto Luke’s lips when Luke says that Han’ll get his reward ♡^▽^♡

fucking--gorgeous  asked:

Could you give some tips on chapter pacing? Specifically, I'm wondering if it's too confusing to have chapters pick up immediately or very shortly after the last left off. (I'm writing YA and really doubt anybody wants 12k word chapters, but of course I don't want my readers to get lost.)

There’s a few different ways to handle pacing. Personally, I’ve put my own twist on the scene/sequel method. Google “scene sequel”, read through a bunch of those results, and see what speaks to you.

Since I struggle with pacing, I came up with my own hack because 

  1. I don’t write in order, and, 
  2. I hate writing formal outlines.

It’s a combo of scene/sequel and good old plot diagram because overstuffed chapters are a symptom of an overstuffed plot for me. I’m going to use my screenplay as an example because it’s what I’m working on, but this also works for novels and short stories.

First, think about how many pages or words you want your piece to have. It’s a little different for every genre, so use what’s appropriate for your story. In my case, I wanted my script to be 94 pages, so I made three folders for the beginning, middle and end, and included a target page count.

Yes, those numbers add up to 101 pages, but Scrivener adds a lot of white space it removed when it compiles screenplays so I accounted for that.

Next, I knew my inciting event should happen within the first 5 pages and the midpoint would have to be around page 47, and so I put little flags in to represent them.

If you’re writing a story, you might want to break down that first chapter a bit more so you can know you need to hit the inciting event by say, page 4.

With those guidelines in place, I write. When I want to check my progress, I select the pages and look at the page count in the bottom, using the flags as the measuring stick.

If you don’t use Scrivener, you can do something similar in your word processor of choice. Make a bit of text like ===END STARTS HERE Page 120=== or ===MIDPOINT STARTS HERE 75=== OR using headings/styles if you’re comfortable with those. Whatever you choose, be consistent! When you want to check where you are, “find” (command or control F depending if you’re on Mac or PC) the ===, and it’ll take you to that page.

Page count would likely be easier if you’re using this as a guide for your rough draft, but word count may be easier if you’re using this to generate your revised draft.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what works for you.

- Graphei

Writer’s Tip #2: Placing your characters in a scene with Google Images

I read a lot of stories where I have no idea where the characters are.

Both in the small scale, like, how close they are to the table or chairs or each other, and in the large scale of what neighborhood they live in, where their school is, what the town or city is like, etc.

Look, we don’t need Tolkien levels of florid background description, but I do need to feel like your characters aren’t floating on a blank white page.

If you have a general idea of where your characters are, but you struggle to place them, or describe the scenery, use google to find appropriate stock images.

Then, like, describe them.

I googled “coffee shop” for this one.

Use the imagery within and place your characters in there. Sit them at the table at the back of the shop near the window that overlooks the rainy street. Place your barista behind the counter pulling expensive teas down from copper pots on the high, decorative shelves. Put some extra customers in there, getting their drink and sitting down to do homework on their laptop at the bar stools.

It’s easy to describe a scene and accurately place character when you have a visual that isn’t constantly shifting. Let’s do it again.

I googled “apartment living room”

Allura sat down on the white couch, coffee in hand, cuddling up to the plush pillows surrounding her; a housewarming gift from her best friend so many years ago. The record on the player spun slowly, and light jazz music filled the room, calming her nerves about finals. She wriggled her toes into the old persian rug on the floor, feeling the day’s stresses melt away as she waited for Pidge to arrive. She’d probably poke through Allura’s bookshelves before she even took her coat off, like she did every time she came over. Pidge would judge anyone by the books they read.

All I did was use the furniture and accessories already in the scene, and add a character.

Both of those images are blank. Let’s add some people!

I googled “busy beach”

Keith arrived at the beach to a shock of dismay. On a sunny July 1st, everyone else was there as well. Sunbathers drenched in tanning lotion soaked up the rays on colourful blankets as groups of volleyball players staked out a good net. Tiny kids barely out of strollers played in the lapping ocean waves as their parents kept a watchful eye over them while teenagers crowded the snack shack, eating fries and ice cream.

Use pictures. Use scenery. You don’t have to worry about generating whole new ideas from scratch, just find a good picture and describe what’s already there.

Writer’s tip #1: Avoiding “Authorism” Metaphors and References

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Johnny Depp and his daughter Lily-Rose Depp in Yoga Hosers (2016) (x)

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Yurio needs the wifi password, a deleted scene.

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You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love till it kills you both. You’ll fight and you’ll shag and you’ll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains, children, it’s blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it. — Spike. Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. (S03E08)

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NDRV3 Transcripts: Chapter 5 Post-Trial

Firstly, many thanks to everyone who’s been reading and enjoying these translated transcripts. Chapter 5 in particular has so many noteworthy moments that I want to get them all done before I jump into Chapter 6.

For the better part of the 5th class trial, Saihara and the others are convinced that Momota is dead and Ouma is the killer. As the discussion progresses, however, they begin to realise that maybe Ouma isn’t the ringleader after all, and that all their initial assumptions about this case were wrong. The conclusion is absolutely devastating, for the characters and the player. Everyone is literally speechless as the culprit climbs out of the Exisal at the end, finally revealing his identity and putting an end to the discussion.

So that we don’t get lost in this back-and-forth: bold on the names means present time and italics means flashback. Please enjoy!

Okay, so first off, I want to note that this is actually more like a submission from two people, rather than one. First off, @ne0dym has provided me with a wonderful partial transcript as always! For anyone looking for a full, uninterrupted explanation of Momota and Ouma’s collaboration in Chapter 5, please read this.

However, I also received a Google doc with a transcription of the full scene from @shinjiroaragaki! The scene is very, very long, but it’s incredibly important, and full of details about Momota’s illness, the killing game show, the ringleader’s identity, and of course, Ouma’s true mindset. I can’t include the full transcript here because it’d get way too long, but I don’t want all their hard work to go to waste.

I translated the whole Google doc from start to finish, although I’ve removed the Japanese text from there for the sake of length. Here, the Japanese text is left in like always for the partial transcript, just so people can compare my translation to the original text if they’d like. Of course, I’ll also include some meta of my own at the end like always.

I know the scene is long, but please give it a read if you have a chance. It’s very, very interesting, and anyone curious about clearing up fake spoilers and rumors should check it out, because I’ve made it as accurate of a translation as possible and included all the facts.

So, if anyone is interested in seeing the full, complete translation of Chapter 5′s post-trial, please read this Google doc!

More translated transcripts.

We’ve all worked very hard to bring you this, so I’d really appreciate it if this post could get reblogged and spread around! If this is well-received, we’re planning on translating even more scenes in full like this. So please spread this around, and enjoy!

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