it's a trick get an axe

Midwestern Matricide -
This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan an John. As a Halloween joke, the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually kill their mom, so when the kids walked up the door they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone by then. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater. The mothers body was found half eaten.

But here’s the twist. It actually never happened at all. Like certain faeries this was an art project that took on a life of its own. Artist Edward Allen manipulated a preexisting portrait into the murder scene in order to create another piece of Halloween art. Like all good Internet rumors the story became attached to the photo as it began to circulate around the Internet.


Garrosh hoped he didn’t look as uncomfortable as he felt. He couldn’t remember the last time he had worn robes, and these were particularly ill-fitting. Their previous owner had been larger around the waist, but several inches shorter– the hem swished around his calves, blown by the ocean air, and probably would have slipped down if he were not straddling a Skyreaver. But at least the sash concealed his more distinguishable tattoos; the wolf-faced mask had even been convincing enough to get him through an Azerothian encampment and onto their flight path.

And the wolf pup, curled up in his lap as he flew, helped soothe his nerves. 

Soon he was on the ground. The settlement around him popped and flashed with all the gaudy materialism he had come to expect from the goblins. A machine to his left puffed steam into the air– as always, the mechanics’ tricks worked to his advantage, clouding him with its incidental veil. But he reached for his axes nonetheless: enchanted with agility spells though they were, he was sure he could make them do some damage if the occasion called for it. Satisfied, he gave the pup a nudge and headed into the inn.

“I’m meeting someone,” he didn’t wait for the receptionist’s greeting. Trying to keep his accent as Azerothian as possible, he distracted himself with the hilt of his weapon, avoiding her gaze. “Human.”

“Yes, sir. He’s already here.” 

A generous coin pouch sealed the unspoken agreement between them; taking the key from the desk, he made a turn into the hallway and headed towards the stairs. His breath caught in his throat, heart racing, paradoxically, as soon as he felt safe enough to let down his guard. 

ssenseless  asked:

my dream is to write a screenplay, but everytime I face the blank page I feel paralyzed by fear and can't write a thing. when i write, I feel its all lies i'm putting down. do you have any tips on how to improve getting in the state of flow?

Every writer wrestles with the blank page. 

Some tips:

  • You get into the flow by just jumping in. Start writing. It will probably be crap. But just write. You’ll find yourself getting into a groove. Then you just delete the crap that you wrote at the beginning. 
    • This is an excellent trick for writing papers. I always did this in college. You start writing and it can take you a little while to get to the point. Go back and axe the stuff you wrote when you were warming up. 
  • Read the book Save the Cat. It is excellent for giving you an idea of how a typical screenplay is structured. Then you can decide how you want yours to be. 
  • “Write drunk, edit sober.” This has always worked for me. 
    • I don’t mean literally get trashed and write, although some authors have been known to do that. 
    • “Write drunk” here means that you should just go for it, get into it, and don’t try to censor or edit yourself. Don’t judge your writing, don’t get caught up in the minutia. Instead, let it excite you and carry you away. 
    • “Edit sober” means that once you’ve splattered your art onto the page, then you return to it with an intelligent and critical eye. See what needs deleting, what needs tweaking, and what needs to be expanded upon. 
  • Do you. Writers have many influences and inspirations but in the end only you can write your own way. Embracing your own uniqueness and style is both a matter of openness and experience. It is something you discover and then deepen.
    • Don’t try to write like someone else but learn what worked for others. 
    • Discover what works for you. 
  • Don’t judge your work until you have to. If you take the fun out of writing and story-telling, you’ll never want to do it. Keep it fun, make it an experience for you. It’s like watching a movie but getting to make it how you’d enjoy it most. 
    • Writing and editing are two different mindsets. If you try to edit while you write, it’ll be like getting caught in stop-and-start traffic. Such a pain. 

Namaste :) Hope this helped.