I’ve posted in the past about this awesome project that helps show kids the power of imagination. Without any guidelines elementary school students are asked to draw a monster. The finished drawings are sent to artists around the world who recreate them using 3D illustrations, animations, and paintings. The finished works and then sent back to the children.
You were angry when Sansa was raped on Game of Thrones. Maybe you decided you wouldn’t watch anymore.
Every 107 seconds, a real woman is raped just like the character Sansa Stark was. Their trauma doesn’t end when a TV show fades to black.
Last week a friend said, “If people had to donate a penny to rape centers for every word on their blog about the Sansa Stark rape scene, even the ones who could afford it wouldn’t post.”
Let’s prove her wrong.
Over the past week I’ve written 5,096 words on rape in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire on my Tumblr. That is photo proof of my donation to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). I’ve donated a penny for each word I’ve written. And I’m betting another $100 (to be donated to RAINN) that 100 of you will do the same.
Can’t afford to donate money? Then volunteer one minute at a rape crisis center or hotline for each word you’ve written.
Whether you’re new to NaNoWriMo or you’ve done it a few
times, the whole thing can still feel pretty daunting. Since we’re only a
couple days away from the start of a new one, I want to encourage you to set
some goals and make sure you’ve done some planning before diving in. When you
only have a month to complete a project, you’ll want to make sure you’re
organized and excited.
Here are a few tips for making your NaNoWriMo journey an
Pick a Project
I like participating in NaNoWriMo and I’ve penned a few
novels through it, but I don’t always use it for the same thing. The point of
NaNoWriMo is to motivate yourself to get something
done or started. Sure, finishing the first draft of your novel is usually the
goal, but I plan on using next month for editing an already completed novel.
Maybe you’ll use November to work on your outline or finish some project that’s
been nagging at you. Use November for writing and make it about you. Push
yourself to cross that finish line.
Print a Calendar
Find a November calendar, print it out, and keep track of
your accomplishments. When you can cross those days off, jot down your word
count, or write something encouraging—all those things can go a long way. Make
note of any obligations you might have so you can adjust accordingly.
Enlist a Friend
NaNoWriMo can be very personal, but you don’t have to do it
alone! Even if you don’t have a writing friend, there’s a huge online
community. Sign up for your NaNoWriMo account, find other participants on
Twitter, and start a conversation! Everyone will be going through something similar
Jot Down a Timeline
Figuring out how many words you want to write a day or
taking note of any other goals is an important step during NaNoWriMo. If you’re
writing your first novel, work on an outline or prepare yourself for when
NaNoWriMo begins. Knowing where you want your story to go can be a big help.
Clean off your desk, find a calm writing space, and take
care of yourself. Don’t let the rest of your life fall apart because you want
to finish the first draft of a novel. Eat right, take a long shower or bath, focus on your mental health, and have conversations with other writers. This is supposed to be fun! If you’re
working from an outline, make any adjustments before you go to bed that night
so you’re prepped for the next day. Enjoy yourself.
Harutoshi Fukui Turn A Gundam Novels: Cocoon on the Moon, Fruit on the Earth English Translation Project
I teamed up with Moonlight Scanlations to bring Harutoshi Fukui’s notorious Turn A Gundam novels into English!
Harutoshi Fukui is a successful Japanese author whose penchant for military political-thrillers have earned him comparisons to Tom Clancy. In addition to his compelling original fiction, Fukui has written several Mobile Suit Gundam-related works, most notably Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn which went on to receive a lavish animated adaption. Before that, however, he wrote this pair of novels based on the 1999 Turn A Gundam television series. Not only do they expand considerably on the source material (clearing up many questions original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino only briefly touched upon), they feature some shocking and controversial changes to the plot. As such they are a must-read for fans, but those new to the franchise should have no trouble following the story.
At a combined 800 pages in length, this project is going to be a long haul, but I hope you’ll stick with us. I’ll update this post as new chapters are released.
:T quick drawing between two research for my comic’s project I always thought Ladybug had less detail than Chat Noir for her outfit and for what I saw on internet I’m not the only one to think so but meh *shurg* More space for fan to do whaterver they want :3c So here my version of an older Ladybug with super hero suit based on … well on a ladybug and Chat Noir’s suit.