I had so much fun designing this scroll. It’s in the style of Albrecht Durer’s prayer book for Emperor Maximillian. The first image is my scroll, the second was my main piece of inspiration. Yes, I replaced Jesus Christ with a rapier fighter and turned his disciples into his adversaries. The latin text near his mouth reads “Come at me, Bro.” The larger figure (in mine) is supposed to be Nicoletto Giganti, giving our champ the thumbs up. Baron Lorenzo Petrucci composed the words which inspired this gruesome piece.
What about an AU where Yata is a writer and Fushimi is an editor who gets assigned to Yata by his company only to find out that while his books ARE good and sell well, this man clearly has no friggin' idea how to spell and keeps making dumb obvious typos because it's Yata - and Yata will not restrain his explosions of creativity for "proper grammar"?
I kinda love the mental image of Fushimi as an editor, I just imagine
him ripping apart people’s books and sending them back this
manuscript full of red pen and cutting remarks about how stupid that
plot line is and do you even know how to spell and you used the word
“rueful” six times in two pages find a new word. He’s known for
basically being the most terrifying editor, any author whose books
get sent to him is all but guaranteed a torn apart manuscript when
they’re done. There are mixed feelings about him among Scepter 4
Publishing’s employees too, some of them think he’s just strict and a
genius at taking terrible books and cleaning them up until they
shine, while other people think he’s just a jerk who enjoys tearing
apart other people’s works and that he’s not even worth listening to.
Company head Munakata finds Fushimi-kun to be quite talented, which
is why he’s never been fired despite his attitude, and Fushimi is
often only sent books that are believed to have best seller
potential, books that looked at first like only so-so knockoffs of
current popular media have become something fresh and new in
Fushimi’s capable hands.
So then one day young up and coming author Yata from publisher Homra
comes to Scepter 4 because due to say some some kind of contract
dispute he has to publish his newest book through them. Yata already
dislikes it, he can tell that Scepter 4’s a big snooty publishing
firm unlike his little indie label Homra and Yata can’t wait until
these stuffed shirts read his awesome new book. He sends it off to be
edited and days later receives a huge package in the mail. Inside is
his manuscript, torn to shreds by this editor named ‘Fushimi.’ Yata’s
immediately got his hackles up, like who the hell is this Fushimi guy
and what makes him think he knows what would and wouldn’t make a
good book. Yata demands a meeting with Fushimi and is surprised when
it turns out that Fushimi is this skinny sullen nerd who works for
the company because he’s living in an empty room above Munakata’s
apartment and the job pays the bills. Yata tries to argue with him
about the book and Fushimi clicks his tongue and proceeds to savage
Yata’s precious book some more, pointing out every single misspelling
and pothole that he can recall and basically telling Yata that he’s a
hack writer. Yata meanwhile argues back that his books are creative
and do way more interesting shit than the stuffy books Scepter 4
usually publishes, Fushimi snorts and is like misspellings aren’t
‘creative expression’ they’re just words you spelled wrong, idiot.
Yata’s pissed at Fushimi and doesn’t even want to listen to him but
Munakata informs him that an unedited book will not be accepted for
publication, the book must pass Fushimi’s inspection before
Munakata will allow it to go into print. Cue Yata at first attempting
half-hearted rewrites, all of which Fushimi rejects. Yata’s getting
increasingly annoyed but at the same time he also finds himself
really wanting to impress Fushimi, like he wants to send back a book
that will make Fushimi’s jaw drop, that Fushimi won’t be able to put
down. Meanwhile Fushimi actually hasn’t been able to put Yata’s books
down, maybe Yata was discovered at a young age and Fushimi read his
first book at fifteen and fell in love, however that book was
destroyed by his asshole dad Niki and in the meantime Fushimi’s
decided that stories are for losers anyway. But he still remembers
how Yata’s book saved him and that’s part of why he’s being so harsh
with Yata, in order to bring out a book that will make him feel the
way he did when he first read Yata’s work all those years ago.
Chuck sat at his computer starring at the screen and feeling another headache coming on. He looked over his shoulder at you, sitting comfortable in one of his shirts on the sofa as you looked through one of his most recent manuscripts, a red pen in hand to mark any mistakes. You felt Chuck’s eyes on you and looked up, smiling when your eyes met his. He only returned a small smile and turned back to his computer.
I felt that my previous chart was lacking a clean format, so I spent some time making a new one. This time I drew the runes myself (this time with a manuscript pen and not a pencil) and also digitized them so that I could place them into tables. I think it turned out much more organized doing it this way, so I believe it will be much easier to use for reference now.
Another thing to note, is that I enhanced the Elder Futhark section a bit. I have noticed that the Elder Futhark are the most popular and most often asked about of the rune types. I am no expert, so I consulted a few other secondary sources to provide the names and meanings behind the Elder Futhark runes. From what I gather, there is not much for concrete sources regarding such information, but I included it anyway due to the active interest that is present.
As for the Younger Futhark, I included the various different letter possibilities under each respective rune. This should make it easier to use the chart with each possibility being listed within the rune table itself and not on a separate table.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I may not be able to answer certain questions regarding the Elder Futhark, but I can do my best. I personally am better with the Younger Futhark. Also, check out my “Old Norse” and “Runes” pages on my blog for more information about the language and usage of runes.
Are these the world’s oldest doodles? And HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?!
They’re actually pen trials – the result of some long-ago scribe needing to test ink flow – according to medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel. Over at This Is Colossal, he explains that pen trials usually involve flowers, squiggles and funny faces, and can often be found in the back of a book.
From a book historical perspective pen trials are interesting because a scribe tends to write them in his native hand. Sometimes, when they moved to a different writing culture (another country or religious house) they adapted their writing style accordingly when copying real text—books. The trials, however, are done in the style of the region they were trained in, meaning the individuals give some information about themselves away.
Even as Hachijo laughed, her fountain pen was already sliding across the page. Beautiful letters appeared almost as fast and as proficiently as a typewriter.
…Only humans called her creations ‘manuscripts’.
With her pen and writing paper, she was creating a world… As she did, the hands of the clock would spin around like a top. The light and shadows that came in through the window changed their angles so fast, they might have been the hands of a clock themselves…
Since my devotion for Touko is not as strong as it is for a certain other character who shall remain unnamed, I’m not going to be translating all the variations of her character events in school mode. In return, have a few events that I personally liked the most.
Spoilers for Dangan Ronpa chapter 2. Reason should be fairly obvious for anyone who knows.
Naegi: Tell me about something that interests you lately.
okay this piece in particular is an emotional rollercoaster, just to warn you
It was probably ridiculously late but you weren’t really able to tell considering you were in Newt’s case helping tend to the beasts, mostly hanging out with the thunderbird who paid a liking to you. You couldn’t hear Newt talking so you walked back over to where he was sitting earlier before you wandered off.
Newt, with just his white shirt, pants, and socks was sitting in a chair against a cluttered wall, head resting against said wall, manuscript and pen in lap, asleep. You smirked a bit at the sight and took this as a chance to look through the shed, because honestly who wouldn’t take that chance?
I Published My NaNo-Novel: 4 Things I Learned from Teaching Revision
During January of our “Now What?” Months, we’re talking to Wrimos who’ve published their NaNoWriMo projects and asking them how they got there. Today, Alison Stine, author of Supervision, shares the novel-revision lessons she learned as a teacher of English Composition:
For years I taught English Composition to first-year college students. And while grading 90 or more three-paragraph essays every other week is probably not the best day job for a writer in need of time and creative reserves, it did teach me a lot about revision. The best way to learn something, really learn it, is to teach it. And there’s no greater crash course in revision than staring down a pack of hungry teenagers who want specific ways to improve their writing.
My first published novel, Supervision, was written one hectic November. I wrote fast and I wrote hard. I wrote messy. Very very messy. And what I was left with at the end of the month was a single-spaced, frequently-misspelled, sometimes confusing ball of words.
When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.
But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.
When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before… A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott.
Well, I – for one – absolutely expect a dramatic uptick in murderous insanity. If a collection of artfully but abstractly arranged body parts aren’t found within the next year, my disappoint will drive me into a muderous insanity!