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pretty simple recipe to follow! hope you enjoy :)
1. pour out clear glue
2. add a little bit of water (like a tsp)
3. mix and add glitter/dye ur you want!
4. activate (½ tsp borax into 1 cup warm water)
5. make sure you don’t add too much, as you want the slime to be somewhat sticky
6. add acrylic filler pellets — you can get these from michaels or amazon
7. remember to not add too many pellets otherwise they may fall out
*i don’t recommend scenting it as the oils will make the beads fall out
hope this helps!


Resource Dump: Creating Characters!

Primary Characters

  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • 10 Traits of a Great Protagonist
  • 4 Steps to Creating a Truly Active Protagonist
  • 20 Tips for Creating Relatable Protagonists
  • How to Center your Story
  • How to Create Unforgettable Protagonists
  • 25 Things You Should Know About Protagonists
  • Creating Memorable Characters
  • Creating Strong Female Protagonists
  • Creating Dynamic Protagonists
  • How to Create Characters
  • Inner Dialogue - Writing Inner Character Thoughts
  • 25 Things a Great Character Needs
  • 5 Ways to Create 3D Characters

Secondary Characters

  • 10 Secrets to Creating Unforgettable Supporting Characters
  • How to Write Effective Supporting Characters
  • Question to Ask (& Strengthen) Your Minor Characters
  • 5 Tips for Developing Supporting Characters
  • Techniques for Creating Great Secondary Characters
  • 5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters
  • 3 Ways to Create Stupendous Supporting Characters
  • Creating Memorable Secondary Characters
  • 5 Archetypes for Supporting Characters
  • Your Map to Creating a Memorable Minor Characters


  • Top Ten Tips
  • 8 Tips for Naming Characters
  • 7 Rules of Naming Fictional Characters
  • Name that Character!
  • 6 Creative Ways to Name your Character
  • Naming your Characters
  • A Guide to Naming Characters
  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Alien: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Surname: 1 | 2 | 3 
  • Unisex: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


  • List: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Developing Character Traits
  • How to Create Good Personalities for your Characters
  • Develop Memorable Personalities
  • Give your Character Personality
  • How to Create a Character’s Personality
  • How to Make Sure your Character’s Personality Shines
  • 5 Building Blocks of your Character’s Personality


  • Appearance Generator
  • Your Character’s Physical Appearance
  • How to Describe a Character’s Looks
  • Describing a Character’s Appearance
  • Character Description Resource
  • Examples of Physical Characteristics
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of your Characters
  • How Great Authors Describe Character Appearance
  • Ultimate Guide to Nailing your Character’s Appearance
  • Describing Clothing and Appearance
  • Character Appearance Help
  • Character Description Resource
  • Describing People: A Person’s Physical Appearance
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of Characters


  • Talking About your Character: Speech
  • Variety in Character Voices
  • All your Characters Talk the Same
  • How to Create Distinctive Character Voices
  • How to Create Characters Who Don’t Sound like You
  • The Art of Voice in Fiction
  • Create Varying, Yet Realistic, Speech Patterns
  • The Art and Craft of Dialogue
  • Writing Character Voice
  • Creating Differences in the Speech Patterns of your Characters
  • Style: Person and Speech
  • Dialects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


  • Building Better Backstories
  • Basic Tips to Create Better Characters with Tragic Backstories
  • How to Write a Backstory
  • Writing Characters Using Conflict and Backstory
  • Backstory Description Generator
  • Questions to Create Character Backstory
  • How to Weave in Backstory to Reveal Character
  • Nail your Character’s Backstory
  • How to Write Backstory Without Putting your Reader to Sleep
  • How to Write a Killer Backstory


  • How to Make Young Adult Fiction More Diverse
  • Writing People of Color
  • A Few Tips and Resources for Writing Characters of Colour
  • Writing Characters of Colour Tastefully
  • Writing With Colour
  • 7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make
  • Writing Characters of Colour
  • Describing Characters of Colour


  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Transgender: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Non-Binary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5


  • Main Character Sexuality
  • On Writing LGBTQ Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Gay Characters
  • Guide to LGBT YA
  • Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes
  • Writing Bisexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Asexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Pansexual & Demisexual Characters
  • How to Write Gay, Bisexual and Pansexual Characters


  • Introducing a Character
  • Introducing your Main Character
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist
  • First Impressions
  • How to Introduce a Character
  • How Not to Introduce a Main Character
  • Introducing the Protagonist


  • Character Development
  • 9 Ingredients of Character Development
  • Characterisation 1 - Character Development
  • How to Develop a Character for a Story
  • Character Development
  • Character Development Drives Conflict
  • Developing your Characters and Making them Interesting


  • How to Write Strong Character Relationships
  • Character Relationships
  • 3 Keys to Developing Character Relationships
  • The Secret Behind Great Character Relationships
  • 3 Tips for Character Relationships
  • Building Believable Relationships
  • Sibling: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Platonic: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Romantic: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6


  • Identifying your Character’s Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Introducing the 24 Character Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Virtues List
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • A Balance of Strengths


  • 123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  • DarkWorld RPG Flaws List
  • Character Flaws
  • Ten Ugliest Character Flaws
  • The Four Types of Character Flaws
  • On Giving Flaws and Weaknesses
  • Character Flaw Index


  • Why your Character’s Goal Needs to be 1 of these 5 Things
  • Goals Define the Plot
  • Goal Setting for You and your Character
  • How to Explore you Character’s Motivation
  • 4 Ways to Motivate Character and Plot
  • Motivation

By Genre

  • Fantasy: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Sci-Fi: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Romance: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Thrillers: 1 | 2 
  • Horror: 1 | 2 | 3


  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • How to Write your Own Hero Story
  • What Makes a Great Hero?
  • Creating Heroes and Heroines
  • Write a Story about a Hero
  • How to Create an Antihero that Readers Love
  • Heroes vs. Anti-Heroes
  • Create a Super Hero
  • How to Create a Brand New Iconic Hero or Villain
  • What Makes a Hero


  • How to Create a Credible Villain in Fiction
  • How to Make a Purely Evil Villain Interesting
  • 9 Evil Examples of the Villain Archetype
  • How Not to Create a Villain
  • Creating Villains People Love to Hate
  • 3 Techniques for Crafting a Better Villain
  • Basic Tips to Write Better & More Despicable Villains
  • Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain
  • How to Create a Great Villain

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do’s and Dont’s of Writing a Good Character
  • How to Create a Character
  • Characterisation Dos and Dont’s
  • Female Characters of Do’s and Dont’s
  • Do’s and Dont’s of Dialect

Helpful Writing Blogs

  • fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment*
  • writeworld
  • referenceforwriters
  • thewritingcafe
  • aquestionofcharacter *
  • writingwithcolor
  • fuckyeah-char-dev
  • dailycharacterdevelopment


  • Characters and Cliches
  • Top 10 Character Cliches
  • 7 Lazy Character Cliches 
  • 10 Most Cliched Characters in Sci-Fi
  • Four Worst Character Cliches
  • Female Character Cliches
  • Character Cliches to Avoid
  • The Cliche Character Test
  • How Cliches Can Help You Make Great Characters


  • How to Create a Character Profile
  • Writing Character Bios
  • Character Sheets and Character Creation
  • Gender/Sexuality Generator
  • Extremely Detailed Character Template
  • Writer’s Resource: Character Template
  • Character Description
And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.
—  Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
Pretty Girl’s Guide: Back To School

Obviously, the title isn’t selective. Any girl can follow these tips and tricks to help them get through the school year. 

These are tips I’ve learned to try and trick myself into a better working student. Some might work for you and some might not. Basically, these tips are mostly just psychological. They make you want to work harder throughout the year.

  • Tip 1: Make Your Hands Look Pretty ❤︎
    This might seem like a “What the hell?!?!” moment, but its simple. Make your dominant hand (the one you write with) more appealing to you.
    Paint your nails. It adds a pop of color on top of the white paper you’re working on. Make it look pretty by adding a little glitter on the ring finger or just add a simple design. Just don’t make it really distracting. (Friendly Reminder: Unless you are about to get engaged, you can totally do a at home coat. No need to go to a salon and blow money on gel nail polish. Or if you’re into that, you can totally get a gel knock off at a drugstore.)
    Wear a ring or two. This makes your working hands look super dainty. So while you’re working, the pretty(-ness) can make you super into what you’re working on. Make sure the ring has a thin band so that you would still be comfortable while writing. ( Any kind of jewelry is good like a bracelet, for example, however you also have to remember to stay comfortable. A bracelet might get in your way while you are being productive.)
  • Tip 2: Pamper Yourself ❤︎
    This would be perfect on Sunday evening. That would be the time when you are dreading the week ahead. Make it the time where you get ready for the week. 
    Put on a face mask. If you’re not allergic or have an unusual fear of it, I totally recommend it. You don’t have to have one of those fancy, expensive ones. You can totally hit up a drugstore and pick up cheep one. I highly recommend a clay or mud mask that come in a tube or tub because those babies last a good amount of time for what they’re worth.
    Get CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN. Honestly, during such a full week, you can forget to clean your ears or deep scrub your skin or even shave. Do all of that at this time. Not only is it satisfying, it’s just plain hygiene. It will be like pressing restart on your body to get set for the week filled of nastiness. You can also use this time to change you’re chipped up nail polish (Try something new) 
    Run a bath. You might not be a bath person but you have potential. They are relaxing if you make them worth while. All you have to do is run some water and put in bath soap or a bath bomb.(By the way, you can totally run to Target and get a cheap one. We’re not at all as rich as Bill Gates. Also, this is just to get you settle down. Lush, who?)
  • Tip 3: Make Those School Supplies Shine ❤︎
    I am not saying to drown you’re pens and notebooks in glitter. I’m saying to design you’re school supplies so that you would actually want to use them.
    Glitter. Take some Modge Podge (or straight up glue). Then make it rain. You can add little designs with help of tape. Its honestly so easy.
    Washi tape. Yea washi tape can get expensive, but you don’t need twenty different kinds. Just get one cute roll and put it on everything. (Side Tip: add this to charger cables and writing utensils. No one can steal them now.)
    Just buy ‘em. There is nothing stopping you from getting a cute notebook (Just remember to write in it). If you’re not the DIY type then make your heart burn as you buy the notebook that is $1 more expensive. As long as it keeps you motivated through out the school year. Don’t splurge often though. Just remember that you do have 6-8 classes.
  • Leftover Tips ❤︎
    Tip 5: Make sure you make a friend in each class. Not only will they help you get through the hour, but you guys can have some kind of symbiotic relationship by helping each other with homework.
    Tip 6: If you feel like taking a nap, TAKE A NAP. This goes for when you get home from school not actually at school (Its not really worth a detention.) You’re going to feel tired and exhausted. That makes you totally human. You just have to reenergized and sometimes coffee isn’t going to be the healthiest option, especially after the 5 hours of sleep you had the previous night.
    Tip 7: Kind of a continuation of Tip 6. Get 8 hours of sleep. Trust me the math equations and the new vocabulary is going to stick with these precious hours. You can even sleep for a longer amount of time if you want. Just don’t sleep through you’re alarm in the morning. Us beauties need our beauty sleep.
    Tip 8: Set a time for binge watching and relaxing. Your Saturdays (Sundays) have to be Saturdays (Sundays). No one can judge you for wanting to get you’re mind off of school work. You need to relax.

Hope these were lots of help. These tips would really help with getting a good kickstart. Making this a habit throughout the school year would also be great. 

-     ultimate-felicity   ❤︎

Jehanparnasse Week | Day One | Magic | 1.3K

With a good ol’ Hogwarts AU

Montparnasse rolled over, a blissful hum escaping his chest as the warm sheets wrapped around him like a cocoon. There was something about Ravenclaw sheets that was far superior to the ones they had down in the Slytherin Dungeon. They were softer, silkier, and smelled infinitely more of Jehan, for a start. Heavy with sleep, Montparnasse extended his arm, expecting to pull Jehan closer against him, but his hand only encountered more soft fabric. He frowned and cracked an eye open.

Jehan wasn’t there. The space they had previously been occupying was tragically empty. The only witnesses of their presence were the wrinkles on the sheets and the slight hollow on the pillow where they’d laid their head. They must have left some time ago, slipping out of bed like a shadow.

Montparnasse sighed. He rolled on his back, only to turn to stone a second later. Towering over the bed, a figure was glowering at him, like a bird of prey getting ready to swoop down on its next supper.

“You shouldn’t be here.”

“Good morning to you too, Combeferre,” Montparnasse croaked, relaxing into the mattress. With the initial startle effect gone, Combeferre would have to do more than scowl to intimidate him.

“What are you doing here?”

“I thought you Ravenclaw were supposed to be the clever ones,” Montparnasse snickered. “What does it look like I’m doing?”

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anonymous asked:

Do you think you could help me with writing description? I've got some npc's in my rp threads who don't have faceclaims and I'm really bad at describing people's appearance naturally.

*cracks knuckles*

All right, partner, it’s time for Character Description 101. Now I assume when you say you want the description to be natural, you’re saying that you have a tendency for description to come across unnaturally - to wit, wooden and stilted. This is because a lot of times descriptions are done in what I’d like to call the Police Report Method, where the description reads like something filed into a police report.

  • Jack was tall and had a slim build, with thick brown hair, large gray eyes, and a thin beard. He wore a red button-up shirt over blue jeans with white sneakers.

Descriptions like that are about as exciting to read as the nutrition label on a box of rice. It doesn’t sound like prose; it just sounds like a dull inventory of appearance traits. Here are some methods you can use to avoid that sort of description.

Focus on just a few details. We don’t need a full profile on the character’s appearance; we just need to know what parts of their appearance are distinct enough to significantly contribute to telling them apart from other characters. Then, now that you’ve cleared up the clutter, fill that description space by further expanding upon the few selected details.

  • The broad set of Maria’s shoulders were a sharp contrast to her narrow waist, giving her such a top-heavy appearance that it was amazing she could keep her balance.
  • David must have been at least a head taller than anyone else at the table, taller still if one counted the hair that was combed into a pompadour that looked as though it were being magnetically pulled toward the ceiling.
  • The sleek, jet-black hair that fell past Amy’s shoulders ended in a jagged, unkempt line, a result of her barbering it herself with the dagger she always wore in the leather holster around her thigh.

Incorporate posture and movement. When the reader is imagining your character, they’re not picturing a still photograph. They’re picturing the actions you attribute to the characters. Use this to your advantage when creating descriptions.

  • Maria’s slender figure made it quite easy for her to slink her way through the crowded terminal, her long, narrow legs lending her a graceful stride.
  • Jack shoved his hands into his pockets and refused to meet Amy’s eyes as he walked beside, instead staring defiantly at the ground, his long dark bangs falling into his face and covering his eyes.
  • David sat with his legs crossed tightly, slouched over onto himself, as if very aware of how much room he took up and quite used to trying to remedy it.

Compare and contrast. You’ve already got other characters in your RP world, including the one you’re playing. One way to incorporate descriptions of new characters is to use the ones already there as a point of reference.

  • It was immediately obvious that this was Jack’s brother. Although David’s hair was much darker and longer, and his frame broader, the shapes of the two boys’ almond eyes and crooked smiles were nigh identical.
  • “It’s too bad I outgrew this dress,” Amy sighed. “But, hey, you’re, what, a couple sizes smaller than me, right? Maybe it’ll fit you?” She held the dress up in front of Maria, trying to appraise its suitability.

Use the description in the story. I don’t mean that you should make your story about the character’s height or hair color. I mean that there are places where you can include little actions in the writing that can naturally transition into description. Particularly, where a physical trait of the character is a problem or an asset.

  • Maria took longer than the rest of the team to get her swim cap on. She had always struggled to get all of her thick, unruly curls to stay put under the lycra.
  • Jack muttered in annoyance as he fished out his ID card for the bartender. Even though he was nearing thirty, that clean-shaven, round-cheeked, wide-eyed baby face of his cursed him into looking young enough that no one would ever give him a drink without an investigation.
  • There was no hiding the signs of last night’s scuffle. What had begun as a pink bruise on David’s eye had overnight turned into an impressive black and purple shiner, a stark contrast against his otherwise pale face.

Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive manual for character description. There still are plenty of other tricks and methods for working a description naturally into the narrative. So before I wrap up, here’s some links to a few other places that give advice on character description:

I hope this helped!

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