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Abstract Lust (Night ver.)
Eren Yeager
Abstract Lust (Night ver.)

Another Character Image Song of Eren, only released at the Tokyo International Forum on the 3rd of July, 2016! It features Eren’s seiyuu, Kaji Yuki and is composed by Kohta Yamamoto, who has been recently involved with Sawano in composing the newer Character Songs for Season 2.

This is the Night version of the song, while there is also a Day version.

You can also hear the lyrics “Shinzou wo Sasageyo!” in the chorus, which may or may not be a foreshadow to Season 2′s OP, as it was an iconic phrase during Season 1.

Ok so that post mocking EL James made me think about a few things. 

The first thing is something that I worry about whenever I reblog posts that make fun of bad writing or bad writing advice. I worry that someone will see my utter malicious glee at a phrase like “his eyebrows widened”, and then think “I could see myself making a mistake like that. I must be a shitty writer. :( “

This is absolutely not the case, and in fact, it probably means the exact opposite!

Being a good creative writer is always a balance between two things: Writing clearly, and writing inventively. At some points, your writing might use quick cliches and simple, invisible language (example: defaulting to “said” for a dialogue tag) for clarity’s sake. In another moment, you might experiment with a new way of describing something familiar (in a fic a while ago I described someone’s laugh as “a butterfly trying to escape a closed window”, and people seemed to think that was cool)

The thing is, when you’re fiddling around with words to make New Things, it involves a lot of trial and error. You may very well end up with something ridiculous like “his eyebrows widened” when you’re just trying to come up with a creative way to say “his eyes widened”. This experimentation phase is almost always when you end up with magical expanding eyebrows.

And if you catch yourself doing that, even in something you’ve already published - laugh at it! Laugh at yourself, because you have made something funny, and funny is the hardest thing to make. Maybe you’ve even stumbled upon a good comedic idea. Douglas Adams and Sir Terry Pratchett both crafted some hilarious extended metaphors, and that definitely required some experimentation.

EL James’ writing was dumped onto the poor, unsuspecting masses in a state that can only be described as embarrassing, and her book succeeded purely because of scandalous marketing and morbid curiosity. We laugh at her mistakes because a whole chain of supposedly professional editors and publishers failed to catch them. The problem was not that EL James wrote garbage; the problem was that she wrote garbage and then no one corrected her and instead they sold the garbage in its garbage state.

But you must make garbage too! You gotta practice, and all practice is a process of experimentation and failure. Hopefully, your editors will be 100% better than EL James’s in that they will help you grow. So please keep writing ridiculous phrases! Remember that they are a sign of you trying to be creative. Laugh at them, too! And then learn, and try again.

In a lot of graduation speeches I’ve noticed it’s popular to say “I wouldn’t trade these past four years for anything” so here’s a list of things I would trade those four years for:

- a good parking spot
- a half eaten taco
- Crocs
- a box of top ramen
- a sleeve of Girl Scout cookies
- A wet towel
- nail clippers
- knock off dollar store candy
- cheap nail polish
- a fake dollar bill

anonymous asked:

Kind of a weird question, but do any of the tots have autism/ADHD?

Hi, and don’t worry, it’s not a weird question. Now on to actually answering it.

I’m afraid I’m not actually well read on such issues to actually put it in-canon. I know this is a case of representation and it’d be nice to have a character to relate to on that level, but with the amount of knowledge I have on the subject, I’d rather not just throw in something like that. And the last thing I want to do is offend or misrepresent anyone by doing so. I hope people understand. 

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i needed a new dnd character so i accidentally made 4 and now i love them all