italic style


*Requested *

A/N: This is based off my own experience in dance class when I thought I was alone

Warnings:  bad writing,

Ahuhahuh, gyeah Rihanna
Ahuhahuh, Good Girl Gone Bad
Ahuhahuh, take three, action
Ahuhahuh, ho!

You are dancing to your favorite song, Umbrella by Rihanna, using the choreography that you and your best friend Tom Holland created for his battle against your other friend, Zendaya for lip-sync battle. The beat filled the room as you spun across the floor in tight circles. You were in time with the music.

You had my heart and we’ll never be worlds apart
Maybe in magazines but you’ll still be my star
Baby ‘cause in the dark, you can’t see shiny cars
And that’s when you need me there, with you I’ll always share

 You loved nothing so much as dancing. You dance everywhere you went, even when you were on set for the next Avengers movie, sometimes your co-stars and directors would sometimes scold you for it, but you didn’t care. Dancing aside from acting, was your oxygen.

Because when the sun shines we?ll shine together                                                                    

Told you I’ll be here forever

Said I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath I'ma stick it out ‘til the end

You danced with all you had in that moment, focusing on the music and smiling gently to yourself. All while you were dancing, you didn’t realize that your two friends, Sebastian Stan and Tom Holland were standing the door frame the whole time to watch you dance. They saw how happy you looked when you danced, and that could be seen through your movements. It one of the many reasons why they both fell in love with you. To them, you are the most beautiful, sensual, sexy, talented, woman they had ever laid their eyes on.

Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay
Under my umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay
Under my umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay
Under my umbrella-ella-ella-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay

Once the music ended, you stopped on a pose, your chest raising up and down from your breathing. Both of the guys clapped for you, which startled you a little bit. You looked over at Sebastian and Tom with a smile. “Enjoying the show, boys?” you say, fixing your hair that had gotten a little unruly when you danced.

“As a matter of a fact, we were then you had to go and ruin it,” Tom said as you all chuckled.

“Oh really? And what did I do to ruin that?” You asked as you took a swing of water.

“You stopped.” Sebastian said, his eyes gazing into yours, making you giggle “Of course I stopped, the song ended.” You say as all three of you laughed. “You want to grab a bit to eat before we have to be back on set?” Tom asked He raised an eyebrow in hopes that he finally get something to eat. You giggled once more. "Sure Tom, just let me get changed and we all can grab something to eat.’” you say as you grabbed your dance bag. “Yess!!!”  Tom said as he jumped up and down in excitement, causing you and Sebastian to laugh once more.

g  d o e s  a  t h i n g - how to make a tumblr theme from scratch;

each section of these tutorials will walk you through making your own theme from scratch with instructions, images and all the code you need along the way!  links to the code as you progress are included in EVERY section!

NB/ feel free to use these codes as you please, ( part 6 & 7 include full base codes ) - credit is nice but NOT necessary!

  • theme 101 part 1 - basic html, styling body, styling and positioning posts.
  • theme 101 part 2 - the padding function, the margin function, permalinks, tags and styling.
  • theme 101 part 3 - styling general links, styling bold and italic, styling blockquotes, post images.
  • theme 101 part 4 - styling sidebar, navigation links, headings and pagination.
  • theme 101 part 5 - index and permalink pages, float, post info, styling asks and quotes.
  • theme 101 part 6 - adding images, backgrounds, sidebar graphics, etc.
  • theme 101 part 7 - container theme, scrollbar, overflow, hover effects.






So, @feysand16 requested a fic where Rhys and Feyre are training after the war and things end up escalating to fighting(thank you so much dear god I needed something to write about but couldn’t think up a damn thing ilysm) 

It’s a bit rough because I’m pretty out of practice with action and fighting scenes (literally I’ve been writing fluff and angst for months. I seriously need to vary what I write more). 

It’s also way longer than it reasonably should be, but I couldn’t help myself, honestly.

(Some pretty bad language, but I mean it’s Feyre and Rhys. What do you expect?)


I had a love/hate relationship with training.

Typically, when it came to training, I spent more time with Cassian than Rhys. Cassian and I still trained with weapons and fists nearly every day, improving my skills greatly. At this point, I was pretty confident that I could take down most high fae males, although certainly not any of the three well-trained Illyrian warriors I surrounded myself with. Regardless, it was still incredible improvement, having started with just a knack for survival and now reaching a true skill and knowledge in fighting.

I was definitely improving physically, but my magic hadn’t progressed much since the war ended.

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apparently i have written quite a few guides/tutorials - O_O - here’s a list of the code tutorials so far… no doubt, this will be added to - make sure to check the ‘resources & tutorials’ page for more…

g  d o e s  a  t h i n g - how to make a tumblr theme from scratch;

  • theme 101 part 1 - basic html, styling body, styling and positioning posts
  • theme 101 part 2 - the padding function, the margin function, permalinks, tags and styling
  • theme 101 part 3 - styling general links, styling bold and italic, styling blockquotes, images
  • theme 101 part 4 - styling sidebar, navigation links, headings and pagination
  • theme 101 part 5 - index and permalink pages, float, post info, styling asks and quotes.
  • theme 101 part 6 - adding images, backgrounds, sidebar graphics, etc.
  • theme 101 part 7 - container theme, scrollbar, overflow, hover effects.

[ parts 6 & 7 come with full base codes… ]

c o d i n g  &  t h e m e s


custom fonts and text effects;

editing links and permalinks;

theme backgrounds;

other and misc;

So a while ago slayerchronicles and I were discussing ‘steamy Saphael’ and this was the end product (it’s probably not what you’re thinking). And I just wanted to say a huge thank you to raphaelsantiagosavedhimself for helping me out, being an inspiration and just generally being amazing all the time. Without further ado, I give you this fic.

Simon couldn’t wait to get back to his apartment, and just sleep. After a long demon hunt, that’s always what he really wanted to do. However, he rarely got the chance. Today was no exception. The second he opened the door, he was overwhelmed with sudden heat. It even managed to fog up his glasses.

After a moments hesitation, Simon slipped through the door, only to be confronted by steam. He could barely see anything beyond two feet in front of him. Simon fumbled around, trying to fins the switch on the wall so he could turn his fan on. After a short while, he found it. As soon as the steam starting clearing from the hallway, he could clearly see the source of where it was coming from. The kitchen.

Simon couldn’t even begin to fathom what was causing all this steam, but he had to keep his guard up. For all he knew, it was a demon. He grabbed for the nearest thing he could use as a weapon, a coat hanger, and slowly made his way towards the kitchen.

As soon as Simon approached the kitchen door, coat hanger raised, ready to attack, he heard something. And it was someone humming. Simon would recognise that hum anywhere. He dropped the coat hanger, his weapon if choice, and made his way into the kitchen.

There, standing right in front of the stove, was none other than Raphael Santiago. He had a pan on the stove, and appeared to be throwing ingredients in.

“You know that I know that you’re there, right?” Raphael asked, his accent slightly influencing the way he pronounces words.

“One, that’s creepy, and two, how?”

“You learn, Simon.”

“What are you doing, anyway?” Simon was genuinely curious as to what in the world Raphael was doing.

“Dios, I thought it was obvious. Cooking, Lewis, I’m cooking.” Simon had no idea why Raphael was cooking. But then again, Simon rarely had an idea when it came to Raphael. The other boy really was quite unpredictable.

“Why?” Simon couldn’t help but ask.

“Are you incredibly thick-headed, or isn’t it as obvious as I thought? I mean, Lewis, there are only two of us here, and only one of us that can eat proper food. Now, have you worked it out?” Oh. It was for Simon. He didn’t know how he hadn’t worked it out sooner. It really was startlingly obvious when you thought about it.

“Thanks, but why?”

“Is 'why?’ all you can ask, Lewis? Or are you just incredibly confused? And to answer your question, it’s because I know you. When you come back from a hunt, you just go to bed without eating. And that’s not good for you. So, here I am, cooking for the first time in 50 years, so you can get some food into your mouth, idiota.”

“That was really sweet until the end, you know.”

“Now, it’s almost done. Go change out of your gear, and then come eat.”

“Thank you. I don’t think I said it before, but it means a lot.” At that comment, Raphael finally turned around to face Simon. His dark, curly hair was falling in his eyes, and he had a smirk on his face.

“Alright, alright, enough with the mushy talk. Shoo! Come back when you’re not wearing your gear.”

Simon had never felt more loved in his life.

Fonts for Marauders Apologies

These are all the fonts for all the characters. I’m putting it here because I almost deleted the document containing this by accident. And although I don’t think I have posted an apology with the wrong fonts on it yet, I do sometimes need to refer to this just in case.

James Potter: American Typewriter Condensed
Sirius Black: Just Me Again Down Here
Remus Lupin: Pacifico
Peter Pettigrew: Wire One
Lily Evans: Lily Script
Marlene McKinnon: Savoye LET Plain: 1.0
Mary Macdonald: Quirky Nots
Alice Longbottom: Graziano
Frank Longbottom: Jenna Sue
Arthur Weasley: Papyrus
Gideon & Fabian Prewett: Hui Font
Molly Prewett: Cochin

Lucius Malfoy: Sacramento
Narcissa Black: Lavanderia Regular
Andromeda Black: Hoefler Text Italic
Bellatrix Black: Cine Caption
Regulus Black: Iowan Old Style Italic
Rabastan Lestrange: A Dripping Marker
Rodolphus Lestrange: Nosifer
Severus Snape: Amatic SC Bold
Alecto Carrow: Payzant Pen
Amycus Carrow: Clear Typewriter
Voldemort: Alex Brush
Death Eater: Eater

Edward Tonks: Noteworthy Light
Edgar Bones: Reenie Beanie
Amelia Bones: Princess Sofia
Nymphadora Tonks: Henny Penny
Petunia Evans: Shadows Into Light
Somebody: Bad Script Regular
Dirk Cresswell: Love Ya Like A Sister Regular

Minerva McGonagall: Great Vibes
Albus Dumbledore: Snell Roundhand
Rubeus Hagrid:
Henry Potter: Baskerville

All-Caps for Emphasis

misaki-is-the-yata said: Is using all caps during dialogue a bad idea? Just a quick short sentence to emphasize the moment. In my story, MC gets kissed by his friend. Dad sees and starts laughing because the boy is flustered. MC yells out, “It isn’t funny!” Can that be caps?

If it works for you, do it!

You see all-caps used a lot nowadays in Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction where youthful characters tend to exhibit extremes of emotion. This method makes especially good sense for younger age groups because many of you whippersnappers use all-caps colloquially (e.g. in the comments section of YouTube, in text messages, on the Twitter, etc.), so you’re already used to having all-caps around as a stylistic device.

Still, it’s pretty common to see all-caps used for emphasis in dialogue across all genres of writing, though sparingly. After all, all-caps is quick and easily-understood. Italics is another common alternative. (As in, “Hey, kid! Hey! I’m talking to you!”)

Some people dislike these methods of emphasis. Some people are okay with these methods sometimes, but feel they lose their punch if used too often. Some people don’t even like exclamation points. Know going in that you won’t please everyone. You have to use what makes sense for your style in your story.

Whatever you end up doing to add emphasis, be careful that you’re not unintentionally cutting corners. The use of something like all-caps to indicate a raised voice is technically telling not showing, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Moving through emphasized dialogue without much narration can ramp up the intensity and get readers from point A to point B of the scene faster than narrative explanation. On the other hand, because using all-caps emphasis often pushes a scene forward more quickly, you’re missing out on some opportunities to write the details of action occurring within the scene or to expound on a character’s emotional state.

If you’re looking for a way around using all-caps or italics, try breaking up dialogue with action which contributes to the movement of the scene. I humbly present this mediocre example for your consideration:

After school, Josh and his friends were waiting for Rashish near the gym parking lot.

“Hey, kid!”

Rashish walked right by the group of jeering boys. He didn’t even glance their direction. Heading straight for his car, Rashish focused on the pavement beneath his quick, measured steps. Halfway there.

“Hey! I’m talking to you!” By the sound of it, Josh had really lost his cool now. They were behind him, but Rashish could hear their footsteps approaching, gaining on him. He sped up.

Separating what Josh said to Rashish into two parts gave the second half of his dialogue extra emphasis because I was (sort of) able to build intensity through the action of the scene. We were in a different place in the scene by the time we got to that second “hey.” The stakes had changed a bit, so (hopefully) my readers did the mental work of upping the ante all by themselves, no all-caps or italics for emphasis required. See what I mean?

Not every editor/beta is going to let all-caps fly, but it’s not hurting anything to add this extra emphasis in your drafts. Even if you don’t end up using all-caps in the final draft, it’s worth it to call attention to the intensity of that dialogue by highlighting it with all-caps for future edits.

Final take-away? If you want to use all-caps to add emphasis in your dialogue, go for it! Your style, your story, your dialogue, your rules.

Thank you for your question, and I hope this helps! (And be sure to check the notes of this post for comments from other writers. I bet there will be a lot of great opinions and advice on this topic!)


Grammar & Style: Avoid Italics Overuse

Anonymous asked: Hello! You run a fantastic blog, thanks for all your help! I have a bit of an issue. If I were to use italic font to emphasise words, show the real-time thoughts of my character AND display real life brands/companies (eg. “MTV” would be in italic because it’s a company/brand), would it really confuse my readers? Is it too messy to have italic everywhere? What could I use instead? I think bold front and upper case can look too iffy at times. Thanks for your help :)

You have to be very careful not to overuse italics in your story. Learn the rules so you know when to use them and when not to. :)

Brand names and companies, for example, do not need to be italicized. Just write them normally:

  • Andrea rolled her eyes as Jamie walked away, then tossed her Coke can into the trash with an angry thud.

Thoughts can be italicized, but do it sparingly. The rest of the time your character can just tell us what they’re thinking.

  • “Jeez, Andrea. Why do you let her get under your skin like that?" Just stop hanging around with her for pete’s sake!

    "I don’t know. I don’t want to talk about it. Let’s go to class.”

    “Okay,” I said, tossing my own drink into the trash and following Andrea out of the cafeteria. I really did wish she would just stop pretending to be friends with Andrea. It was beginning to stress all of us out.

  • I’m getting really tired of Jamie’s crap, Andrea thought as she made her way to class. Once she settled into her desk, she tried to focus on calculus, but all she could think about was Jamie’s bad attitude and constant negativity. She was beginning to think she couldn’t take another day of it. 

Although there are some popular writers who get away with using italics for emphasis–a lot–unless you are an established author, skip it unless it’s absolutely necessary. Most of the time it isn’t. If you’ve written your character and the scene well, your reader doesn’t need italics to know which word is said sarcastically, angrily, loudly, or pointedly.

Other times italics are okay:

  • titles (as in songs, books, movies, etc.)
  • named vehicles (RMS Titanic or USS Enterprise)
  • word or phrase in different language than the rest of the story (like if one of your English speaking characters shrugs her shoulders and says, “C'est la vie.”)

anonymous asked:

Hello there! I'm completely new to coding, and I want to learn how to make themes- I was wondering, where do I start? Any tutorials I should read? It all seems so intimidating but I really want to give it a try. Thanks!

hi there anon,
working through tutorials is probably about the best thing you can do.  as well as a lot of googling and research - you should probably also bookmark the following sites as they’ll be a LOT of help –

tumblr custom theme docs
w3 schools

i’ve written a small series that will walk you through making a theme - as well as other coding tips over on my ‘tutorials’ page.


  • theme 101 part 1 - basic html, styling body, styling and positioning posts
  • theme 101 part 2 - the padding function, the margin function, permalinks, tags and styling
  • theme 101 part 3 - styling general links, styling bold and italic, styling blockquotes, images
  • theme 101 part 4 - styling sidebar, navigation links, headings and pagination
  • theme 101 part 5 - index and permalink pages, float, post info, styling asks and quotes.
  • theme 101 part 6 - adding images, backgrounds, sidebar graphics, etc.
  • theme 101 part 7 - container theme, scrollbar, overflow, hover effects.

[ parts 6 & 7 come with full BASE CODES… ]

other theme makers have also published tutorial series, so i’d also recommend you check out;


then just change things, learn as you go - and mostly - have fun!


A fic based on how Bernie’s return could go. No smut, but a happy ending nonetheless. (Obviously ignores what we’ve learned about the episode today.)

I haven’t written any fic in FOREVER but I think this turned out okay. Alas! I wrote it on my phone and have lost all my formatting when copying it to tumblr. I’m annoyed because I used a lot of italics for the style I went with, and I feel I’ve lost a lot with losing them. But I’m far too tired to manually put them back in, so apologies! And I hope it’s alright anyway!

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