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How to write your book step 210

Rejection 

“We regret to inform you that your book is not what we are looking for right now.” 

“It’s okay. Not as good as what you made me read last time.” 

“Yeah, but why did you change the ending? I liked it better before.” 

“This feels so familiar, are you sure you haven’t made me read this part already?” 

If you haven’t heard this sort of feed back before, you will. Let’s face it. Not everything we put out there is going to be good. Not every change is going to be for the better. Not every baby is a winner. Negative feedback is something every creative person has to deal with at some stage. Especially if they want to have a creative career. Even if you disagree with the person whose feeding you their negativity, even though you know you can’t please everyone… It’s still going to hurt. 

Build your thick skin out of small nicks. 

Show people your terrible writing, then as you improve, they’ll notice. They will recognise your hard work. If somebody says they don’t want you, prove them wrong. Inspiration to continue can be found in even the most scathing reviews. Every time you acknowledge that you could do better, you do do better. Determination is the backbone of creative endeavours.

I Tried A Shitload of Black Eyeliner So You Don't Have To

I figured for my first real post I could focus on my ongoing obsession with finding the perfect black eyeliner. I swatched 30(!) different black liners and did a rub test and a water trial for all of them, so we could really get an idea of what all this goth-water will wear like. hit the cut if you wanna paint it paint it paint it black, BLACK AS NIGHT, BLACK AS COAL. 

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Why the “feminism” of  Wonder Woman doesn’t add up

I watched the recent adaptation of Wonder Woman for the first time the other day. It was hilarious in all the wrong ways; i.e. unintentionally.

First of all Wonder Woman is basically portrayed within the general bounds of the “Born Sexy Yesterday” trope.

The script involves an escalating series of attempts by the lead male character to “instruct” a naive and sexy, irrational and emotional woman in the rational and accepted ways of the world. And yes, even though Diana, busts up all those “no, Diana, you can’t do that” s, she still ends up falling in love with our genial mansplainer. Not only that, he even teaches her what love is people!  This is a trope you’ve seen a hundred times, and it is not emancipatory. Think Mila Jovovich’s character in The Fifth Element.

Second of all, despite a female director, the amount of shots in which Wonder Woman makes facial expressions approximating orgasm - the contrived soft mouthed “o” - especially in situations of combat, is simultaneously laughable and alarming. Let’s not even get started on the sexualised outfit, which I admit is an improvement on The Fifth Element.

Third of all, a First Nations American character called “Chief” who sends smoke signals?! The fake and really poor German accents? There are a litany of other tired and extremely dated (no to mention offensive) cliches employed by lazy writers here. How can audiences accept this sorry excuse for film-making? It’s obvious not a lot was invested in the special effects, locations, costumes or general production. This film reeks of cheapskate greedy film companies wanting to rake it in for the lowest amount of money possible.

Now I understand, that much of the story is based on the comic, which I haven’t read, but the purpose of new adaptations is to put a new and contemporarily relevant spin on things. Apart from some scenes of a strong woman kicking ass, you can hardly call Wonder Woman contemporarily relevant. It’s so-called theme of feminism - to be frank - doesn’t measure up. Wonder Woman sure talks the talk (in the press junket), but it doesn’t walk the walk.

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Fanfic:

Title: Scent of my heart 

Author: Dusk-Pixie

Rating: Fiction M, Romance/ Drama.

Status: Complete, Words: 33,551

Synopsis: When a situation at work leads Sasuke to bring home Naruto, a fox hybrid who has a thing for his scent, what will ensue?

Review: Written really well with long chapters to sit and imagine, i enjoyed this fic a lot. Includes one hot foxy Naruto and one business man Sasuke with HOT SasuNaru and NaruSasu scenes this fic is a must read. This story follows Sasuke’s life as he seemingly adopts an adult Naruto who turns him on more then he originally planned.  I really wished this Fic would continue on forever.

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Before filming today’s tutorial I couldn’t resist taking a quick photo of these beauties in front of my ring light!

I ordered these via Boots online and I couldn’t wait for the email to say they were ready to be collected! I picked them up 2 days ago & I used them for the first time today.

There has been a lot of mixed reviews on the price of these brushes due to the jump in cost from the previous set by Real Techniques & Pixiwoo.
But as the girls explained in their recent video on their channel, this new Bold Metals Collection is a premium brush set aimed at professionals as well as makeup lovers. And as the girls have such a huge following, there would be a mammoth amount of disappointed fans if the new line was only available in a premium cosmetic outlet.
So it seemed the logical thing to do to make sure the brushes were accessible to everyone was to keep the sets in the high street!

I adored the original line from the girls, so to say I was excited about the launch of the Bold Metals Collection is an understatement!
And I’m most definitely not disappointed.
Where most brush brands fall short for me is the tautness of bristles. For instance the Pointed Crease brush from this range is p-e-r-f-e-c-t!!! The very tip of the bristles where the point forms has the right stiffness, and the bristles around it are the ideal softness to blend out the surrounding shadow.
Many others I’ve come across are too soft and the tip just sways back and forth with the rest of the hairs, which prevents it from doing what it’s meant to.

All the brushes are made from the softest synthetic hair, so they are completely animal cruelty free! Also, this means all the brushes can be used with both powder & cream products.

Another plus for me are the weighted handles. I’ve always used fully-leaded pencils for drawing, and found that having a little bit of weight to the pencil aided the process & the comfortability of drawing. And it’s the same with my makeup brushes. I think it’s all about balance.

There are 7 brushes in total within the range, but I didn’t purchase the angled liner as it’s the one type of brush I don’t really use or particularly like, not just from RT but from most brands. It’s just personal preference. I have 2 that I stick to if-and-when I do use them; a sable angled liner from Crown, and a synthetic one from Illamasqua (both used for brows) and as they say ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ but who knows, I may be persuaded to get it at a later date.

I love that the brushes are coloured differently according to their use. My favourite colour is the Rose Gold.

You can definitely tell these have been designed by professional makeup artists. They are a premium brush line that are 100% worth their price!

In the USA you can pick up the entire set in ULTA, and in the UK these are exclusive to Boots.