i've not made anything in ages

anonymous asked:

I'm writing a story from multiple perspectives, and one of the perspectives comes from someone who was kidnapped at a young age and has only basic vocabulary. Could you suggest anything to help me write such a perspective? I've been struggling with it.

Hey! I guess you have to consider a couple of things here. Has the kid been able to listen to other people speak often? Has their kidnappers made any attempt to educate them? How young is young (5 year olds can speak full sentences; 2 year olds might only know words and phrases)?

I’d reccomend (if possible) listening to children of that age group in regular conversation. If they’re of school age, there’s probably youtube videos of “(insert age) year old kids answer questions about (topic)”.

I believe @scripteducator is inactive, but I’d look through their archives to see of anything can be of relevance. @scripshrink and @scriptlinguist are active, and they might be able help.

I’ve heard stories of kids growing up in the wild or away from humans. Usually, they forget how to really talk in more than grunts and noises, but I’m not sure if that’s because they themselves don’t speak, they don’t hear people speak, or both. If someone kidnapped at a young age, I wouldn’t be surprised if they refused to speak much out of fright. Babies learn how to talk from listening. If the character has been able to listen to others, they may have more than a basic vocabulary. Basically, what I’m saying is that this depends on a lot of factors, and I have no clue what would be realistic.

Here’s some stuff that might help. The 2nd is a post with more links, so it should get you off to a good start:

http://www.simonpclark.com/2013/06/writing-good-childrens-dialogue.html?m=1

http://fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment.tumblr.com/post/41047551468/writing-child-characters

Can anyone help? Do y'all know of a tumblr or site that might know more?

MCU Ladies Week | Day 2: Unsung Hero
              ↳ Maria Hill
When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?

Maria Hill was Nick Fury’s second in command because she was very good at her job. She looked after the Avengers while working as the Deputy Director of the world’s greatest intelligence agency. She even saved Natasha, Steve and Sam when Hydra tried to take them out. She kept an eye on Coulson and his team. She worked at Stark Industries after she helped bring SHIELD down. Maria Hill is the reason half of our beloved superheroes are even alive. She doesn’t need superpowers to keep up with the Avengers.

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Make Me Choose

Hermione Granger or Emma Swan (asked by irisallenwests)

Supernatural {Sentence Starters}
  • "I tricked you into saying yes. It seemed like the only way."
  • "I got to tell you some stuff, fast. It's gonna piss you off."
  • "We’re gonna fight this. I got the plan, you just need to hang on."
  • "Since when have you ever complained about being around food?"
  • "We know a little about a lot of things; just enough to make us dangerous."
  • "Maybe you should try Plan 'D for dumbass'."
  • "I hope your apple pie is freakin' worth it!"
  • "People in your general vicinity don't have much in the way of a life-span."
  • "Look. I mean, there's got to be an explanation for this!"
  • "You say it and I will kill you,your children and your grandchildren!"
  • "Yeah, I might have lied. But I never once betrayed you!"
  • "If you don't think that I would die for you, I don't know what to tell you."
  • "Again. You thought I couldn't handle something, so you took over!"
  • "You're not gonna poke her with a stick!"
  • "You look like hell, and I should know."
  • "Are we going to fight or make out? 'Cause I'm getting some real mixed signals here."
  • "I know it's hard to believe, but I haven't always been this cute and cuddly."
  • "Oh my god! These guys are psychopaths!"
  • "I'm not gonna die in a hospital where the nurses aren't even hot."
  • "You don't understand. I. NEED. PIE!"
  • "I hate these indie films. Nothing ever happens."
  • "I may not think things all the way through. Okay? But what I do, I do because it's the right thing."
  • "I'm confused. Why aren't you dead?"
  • "Don't you dare think that there is anything, past or present, that I would put in front of you!"
  • "Do we need a cat? Doesn't this place feel one species short?"
  • "What do you want me to say? That I've made mistakes? I've made mistakes."
  • "If you don't help us, I will hunt you down and kill you."
  • "I'm just trying to make you feel better. Don't be a bitch."
  • "You ever do anything else with your free time? Like take a ______ out for a drink?"
  • "Oh, dude, that’s totally age inappropriate.

The 2016 reboot of the legendary sci-fi series Voltron has brought with it the birth of a quickly growing fandom. To celebrate the comeback of this wonderful show, and the talent within its amazing fandom, I present to you…

The Voltron: Legendary Defender 2016 Secret Santa event! (#voltronss2k16)

Winter is the perfect time to share love and appreciation, so why not joining to this event? By signing up, you will become a gifter and a giftee! In other words, you will create a gift, and get one in return. Doesn’t that sound nice? (^▽^)

Are you a fanartist or a fanwriter who’s tempted to join? Come and join the fun! Make this Winter Holiday special for someone, as another person makes you happy as well! 

Remember that it’s very imporant to read the guidelines before sending in your application. And if you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask (IM is also available)!

For reference, the schedule of the event will be as follows:

Aug. 1 – Sept. 30: Application period
Oct. 1 – Oct. 9: Sorting of applications
Oct. 10 – Oct. 15: Assignments sent out
Oct. 16 – Dec. 23: Creation period
Dec. 24 – Dec. 31: Posting of gifts

PH Characters’ Favorite Disney Classics

[in reference to their backstories, personalities, dreams, etc.]

Jack Vessalius - Aladdin

Oz Vessalius - Peter Pan

Oscar Vessalius - Up

Ada Vessalius - The Black Cauldron

Gilbert Nightray - Brother Bear

Vincent Nightray - Sleeping Beauty

Elliot Nightray - The Aristocats

Leo Baskerville - Beauty and the Beast

Lily Baskerville - Dumbo

Lottie Baskerville - Oliver & Company

Alice Baskerville - Mulan

Lacie Baskerville - Cinderella

Oswald Baskerville - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Sharon Rainsworth - Lady and the Tramp

Xerxes Break - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Reim Lunettes - The Great Mouse Detective

Rufus Barma - Robin Hood (or, for those of us who love making fun of Rufus, The Emporer’s New Groove)

Isla Yura - Atlantis

Echo - The Little Mermaid

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take these walls, these wars - gatheringbones - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

title: take these walls, these wars

wordcount: 16,015

pairing: lavellan/solas

summary: In her defense, the liberation of the Emprise du Leon goes perfectly well right up until Lavellan ends up lungshot and dying in the snow. Solas doesn’t take it well. 

Part of the such wolves as you series. (part 1, part 2, part 3) The story is cumulative, but they can also be read as separate one-shots.  

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“I’m g o o d.”

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to say how I really respect how you've made the fallen children all diverse. Age, gender, race, disability, you don't favor anyone (i noticed you also do this with background characters in your insomnia comic). I'm by no means racist or anything but I realize I've only been drawing what I am most familiar with (the race and gender that I see when I look in the mirror). So now I'm inspired and determined to branch out! It's a great message and I hope to inspire someone else as well!

Why thank you! It’s not something I do consciously either now that I’m thinking about it. It’s just that in the world around us there are so many interesting people; People who all have their own appearances, and styles, and circumstances, and all of these collective things about them that make them unique. And just over the years I’ve been drawing inspiration from the people and stories I’ve seen, and I think the results end in some pretty interesting characters.

Oh man I could nerd out for days about character design. I’m gonna stop with I’m glad you found some inspiration in my stuff and I wish you the best.

thedarkestcrow  asked:

Hi! :) I have a question regarding the timeline you did for Black Butler. You wrote that Frances was born around 1853, meaning she's younger than Vincent. Was this stated anywhere? I was searching for this information a while ago but I couldn't find anything in the manga or the character guide except that everyone was surprised that Vincent was older than Alexis. So I've been wondering about Frances' age.

Hi!! Frances is Vincent’s younger sister, it’s very clear because there’s a strict distinction between an older sister (姉) and younger sister (妹) in Japanese language, and when Frances was introduced in ch.14, the latter Kanji was used. For some reason the English online scanlation team translated it a bit vaguely though, i.e. they made just “sister” out of it^^;  Moreover, there are two different ways of writing “aunt/aunts” in Japanese depending on whether they are the older (伯母) or younger sister (叔母) of your parents, and Frances is Ciel’s 叔母 (the latter one), so it’s like 200% confirmed that Frances is Vincent’s younger sister! =D

Regarding Frances’ age, I’ll just copy & paste my past post:

“Frances’ age was never mentioned in the manga nor in the official ‘Character guide’ explicitly. I just assumed she’s around 36, based on the following facts:

  • Vincent was born in 1851
  • Frances is Vincent’s younger sister (mentioned in the manga)
  • Frances’ son, Edward, is 17 years old (5th -> 6th grade at Weston)  

That means, she can’t be older than 37 (because Vincent would be 38 years old if he were alive), but she can’t be younger than 34 either. I have no clue at what age women usually gave birth to their first child back then, but I assumed she was 17-20 when Edward was born.”

Hope this helped<3

zephycluster  asked:

I've been lurking around your blog and I want to ask you a question: When I was younger, I really loved to draw and create stories, from 4th grade all the way to High School. It was because of that that I went and took a course in Animation. That was the worst mistake I've ever made. That course completely burned out my love to draw. Haven't picked up a sketchpad in ages. I still create stories and fanfiction I want to share but I can't bring myself to draw them out. How do you get that back?

Hrmm. I can sympathize with the feeling, as I’ve found myself in that demotivated state myself. This was years ago, but it was back when I was doing my first drawn-from-scratch animations for Youtube. It was the YouTube comment that broke the camels back. The comment wasn’t even like, extremely malicious or anything but it just hit the right nerve that it killed my enthusiasm from doing anything artistic anymore.

It’s tough to comment on your case since I don’t know the details, but it sounds like you had been so used to doing work on your terms that it came as a shock when you were tethered to the demands of a classroom setting. While I would certainly encourage formal training to refine your abilities, you shouldn’t think that you NEED animation courses to become an animator. The best method for learning a craft varies from person to person, so classes may just not be the thing that does it for you. Or maybe the class just sucked??

As for getting your enthusiasm back, the thing that did it for me was finding something new that really got me eager to play around with some ideas and experiment with art stuff. You shouldn’t think you need to do some huge project to explode back on the scene with. You don’t need to do something that anyone needs to even see, except for yourself. If you can find something your brain latches onto and puts you in that “Yeah, I’m gunna do this!” spirit, then stick with it and don’t stop until your confidence returns to you. After you are feeling back into the groove, THEN you can focus on getting other people’s eyes on it.

This is very much a “depends on the person” situation, so the exact thing that gives you that spark back could be literally anything. Just hunt for that thing you are super into and use that excitement to fuel the project you know you want to do, whether it be animation or writing or music or whatever.

That spark can be an easy thing to lose, but sometimes you’ll be surprised by the thing that winds up returning it to you.

Trying to write banter and realizing Ellana could never be a companion because her interactions with Solas give away too much. 

Ellana: I’ve never encountered another dreamer before. Well, to my knowledge that is.
Solas: We are indeed a rarity in this age.
Ellana: “In this age”, just how old are you?
Solas: … It was merely a figure of speech.
Ellana: (teasing) And yet you refuse to answer the question outright.
Solas: Is this an interrogation?
Ellana: I’d prefer to think of it as idle conversation. … It wasn’t my intent, to cause you discomfort. Are you angry?
Solas: No. Cautious perhaps.
Ellana: You’ve every right to be.

Ellana: That scar, between your brows, how did you acquire it?
Solas: Pardon?
Ellana: The indentation, above your nose?
Solas: I could ask the same of the scar across your forehead.
Ellana: I was four, I ran into the edge of a wooden block. (realization dawning) You’re being evasive.
Solas: Perhaps I am.
Ellana: Ah. I won’t press the matter further.

Ellana: Did your parents disapprove of the time you spent in the Fade when you were young, Solas? Did they not find it excessive or worrisome?
Solas: No.
Ellana: Are you purposefully making maintaining conversation difficult?
Solas: Yes.
Ellana: You… dislike me?
Solas: … No.
Varric (if in the party): Could’ve fooled me, Chuckles.

Ellana: Do you ever wonder if Pride demons have halla horns or if halla have Pride horns?
Solas: (chuckles) I imagine the latter. They were stated to be a creation of Ghilan’nain’s in your lore, were they not?
Ellana: You’re actually speaking to me.
Solas: I am.
Ellana: Hmm. Your name means Pride. In Elven. Dalish Elven anyway. I imagine the bits and pieces we’ve kept doesn’t much resemble what it once was.
Solas: You would be surprised.
Ellana: You know ancient Elven?
Solas: The Fade holds a great deal of knowledge for those who seek it.
Ellana: A pity it’s so difficult for most to traverse.
Solas: Yes.

Solas: Why Mythal?
Ellana: Hmm? My vallaslin? Ah! I too have a soft spot for children and a penchant for enacting vengeance on behalf of others. Seemed only fitting.
Solas: I see.
Ellana: Why the jawbone?
Solas: You’re the first to comment.
Ellana: [if Sera is recruited] To your face perhaps, Sera made mention of it as a wonky shaped shoe.
Solas: Sentiment, really.
Ellana: (teasing) Sentiment or symbolism? Do you consider yourself to be a ‘lone wolf’ Solas?
Solas: I made no mention of it belonging to a wolf.
Ellana: I’m Dalish.

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    Is there anything in this world
        you won’t     t e a r   d o w n
            just to prove how smart you are?

anonymous asked:

Mandie, can you block blitzy-melody to prevent them from further commenting on this blog? I have seen several problematic and hateful comments left by said user-- including being an abuse apologist. The most recent one I've seen is them saying that it was okay for an old guy to kiss a teen-aged cashier girl, and that the cashier was at fault for not screaming "like you're taught to do" when being harassed. It upsets me just to see the comments, I can't imagine how the submitters must feel.

Thank you for bringing that user to my attention. They are now blocked. I hadn’t noticed anything out of the way until then. I’m sorry to any followers the user has harassed or made uncomfortable!