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anonymous asked:

Hey about that book 'The up children down' who do you think wrote it did the elsens write it or the guardian's? If the elsens wrote it then why was the font so weird did they try to conceal it are there other types of elsens? Like authors or doctors or guards? And if the guardians did then who did cause japhet cannot write case he doesn't have hands although he could use magic? And enoch doesnt seem like he would neither dedan And did Hugo make it up?

I don’t know?  Just because it’s in the zones, however, doesn’t mean that someone from the zones wrote it.  Consider the old book with the unreadable title that Dedan gave to Hugo, and “written by E.S.”, which I’ve heard is based from a real-life book.

I’m not sure there’s literally other kinds of Elsen… they all work hard to gain places in history, and maybe writing an important enough book or whatever could do that for them.

Who knows where it came from?  Think about how the story of Japhet’s spiral into madness appeared on the shelves in real time as it was happening.  The same thing could be said for The Up Children Down.  OFF acknowledges the fact that it’s a game, after all.  Weird things can happen just because they’re a part of the story and gameplay.

Maybe it was written as a prophecy before the events that caused those in OFF, or maybe it was written after most of those events (the apocalypse?) had already transpired.

Any of these, or perhaps something else, could be the case.

mysteryspotillusions asked:

hi! so they say “kill your darlings”. I was wondering if you have a solution to “all characters are my darlings and I can’t seem to make them do anything wrong or even bad”? somehow even my antagonist turned out nice, and not even in a creepy way :(

In this often misinterpreted bit of writing advice, “darlings” does not refer to characters but to extraneous things in the story. According to Slate, the earliest origin of this quote is from a writer named Arthur Quiller-Couch, who in a 1914 treatise on writing said:

Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.” 

In other words, if you find yourself off on a wordy but beautiful tangent, go ahead and write it out, but then get rid of it. Why? Because wordy tangents are like experimenting on a canvas. The end result might be terrible but it’s allowing you to practice your skills, play with new techniques, and potentially discover elements that can be used later on.

“Kill your darlings” has evolved over the years to refer to getting rid of anything extraneous, no matter how much you love it. This can sometimes mean getting rid of unnecessary characters, but it should never be taken to mean that you have to kill characters for the sake of killing them, or make them do things that are wrong or bad just for the sake of drama.

Having said that, I totally get the pickle you’re in. As writers, all of our characters tend to be our “darlings,” even the ones that are supposed to be horrible. That often makes it difficult to do things demanded by the story. When this happens, there are a few things to consider:

1) If the character has changed from what you originally planned, like your villain who turned out not to be a villain, consider whether or not this change might actually work better for the story. Maybe this is an opportunity to write about a villain gone good, or to have a newer, more evil villain emerge. Sometimes, when our characters and plots take unexpected turns, that’s a little auto-pilot inside your head saying, “This will work a lot better.” It’s like a little Jiminy Cricket on our shoulders trying to guide us to a better story.

2) Part of being a writer, though, is learning to understand and do what’s best for the story. If this means re-focusing your character and putting them back on the bad path, then that’s what you’ve got to do. Ultimately, it will just lead to a more complex and interesting character.

3) Being a writer is a little bit like being a god. You’re all-powerful, you bring these people into being and hold their fates in the palm of your hand. It isn’t easy by a long shot, but it will get easier over time. Each time you have to wrangle a character back into your control, the easier it will be to do it the next time. And, in time, you’ll start to get a feel for letting the characters have a little free will without letting them walk all over your story plans. :)

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The effort of explaining, even of expressing himself, had become, with the years, more and more terrifying to him. Whether from laziness or from inability to find the right words, he had developed almost a passion for silence.
François Mauriac, Thérèse Desqueyroux

The necessarily restricted passageway of speech against which all possible meanings push each other, preventing each other’s emergence. Speaking frightens me because, by never saying enough, I also say too much.
Jacques Derrida, Writing and Difference

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Someone else on tumblr pointed out that PASSENGERS might have been a more meaningful movie if it was about just THE ONE person dealing with being alone on the ship for the rest of their life.  And if, to cope, they go through and make it a point to learn everything they can about all of the other people on the ship.

And I just keep thinking about this idea.

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anonymous asked:

Is there a strip where Romano joins the Allies? I know Himaruya mentioned South Italy fighting with the Allies while his brother stayed with the Axis, but I wonder if there was a strip featuring this.

No, there isn’t a strip about this, but Himaruya had stated previously that this is part of the reason why there are two Italys in the first place. I thought I had come across a translation for this, but I can’t find it at the moment… I have the Japanese source here:



The first part is a reader response saying that in class they learned how Germany and Italy became enemies at the end [of WWII], and how it’s a love-and-hate thing.

Himaruya’s response basically explains that Japanese textbooks don’t teach this, but that Italy was divided in WWII, and the South joined forces with the Allies, while the North stayed to fight with the Axis. But the existence of North Italy wasn’t known to the Japanese, so Italy sadly is seen as a traitor. And this is why there are two Italys in Hetalia.

Something like that. If I can get a better translation, I’ll share it.

an anon requested a pastel Ross aesthetic, and what better way to represent pastel Ross than to show how soft and sassy he is =D


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“So when dawn breaks, you’ll know?”

Know that this time, I won’t be coming back

Know that you won’t have to deal with me sleeping in ever again

Know that you don’t have worry about cleaning up after me anymore

Know that you’ll never find the perfect recipe for that Tenebrae dessert

Know that we won’t ever again share the joy of reeling in a big one

Know that you don’t have to find ways to hide veggies in my food anymore

Know that Gladio will need a new sparring partner

Know that Prompto will need a new purpose to live for

Know that you’ll never get to hear my voice again

Know that there will never be another photo with the both of us in it

Know that when dawn breaks, I won’t be coming back

“I should.”

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Mirror For The Sun - Part 10: Los Angeles (End)

Masterlist  -  Series Masterlist  -  Part 9 

Summary: (Bucky POV) Nat tricks you into leading a road trip with Bucky, Sam and Steve. Her plot is partly to get the boys to travel for fun for once but mostly to get you and Bucky together. You and Bucky, who seemingly despise each other.

Warnings: swearing

Word Count: 5226 I’m excessively wordy. Deal with it.

Author’s Note: Here we go! This is the last part! It is longer than it probably needs to be, and there are some parts I don’t love, but hopefully you like it. :)

Originally posted by stuckybarnesrogers

Laying on the couch in that massive hotel suite with her stretched and exhausted body half on top of mine, all I can think about is how warm and soft she feels like this. I can feel everywhere that our skin meets like I’m glued to her smooth warmth, her cheek pressed flat against my chest, eyes closed, her fingertips lightly tracing over my neck and shoulders, occasionally sending a shiver running across my entire body. I don’t want to move or think, I just want it to be quiet like this, swirling lazy circles over her back like this. This is how it should have been days ago, this is how close I want her all the time.

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Good God the part of this SU episode that hit me the most was how they used Garnet as a visual aid for the kids’ trauma.

Sapphire and Ruby didn’t get specific fears or thoughts, even if that would’ve been very easy to include. Instead, they got imagery that very clearly focused on their reactions and the consequences of flawed coping mechanisms. Ruby is prone to self-destructive hyperfocus on one thought, completely incapable of moving past it. Sapphire is “calm and collected” because she lets thoughts pile up until she completely overloads and shuts down.

With the mechanics of each coping flaw well-established, Ruby settles next to Connie, passing that imagery on to her. Connie was obsessing over the fact that she went into automatic panic mode and attacked that kid (understandably so). She’s scared of herself, and Ruby was there to show how heavily a single worry can weigh on someone so one-track-minded–to the point of both being blind to their partner’s distress.

Sapphire settles next to Steven. The one who’s always okay and always ready to go until he can’t push it aside any longer and completely shuts down. He didn’t even react to their falling to the presumed death. We saw Sapphire’s breakdown with the visual metaphor of that maelstrom of thoughts spiraling in on her like vultures. Now we have a sense of magnitude for what’s weighing on Steven, and how many things he’s been holding back because he doesn’t want to confront them.

Connie’s ready to tear herself apart over one butterfly. Steven didn’t acknowledge the butterflies as they showed up because if he faced one he’d have to face them all, which is far too much.

Garnet was and always is great every time I see her, but wow what a brilliant and gut-wrenching way to show how much these kids need help.