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How to Use Description to Show Character Development

This is a follow-up to my post How to Make Your Descriptions Less Boring. In that post, I talked about the difference between static descriptions and dynamic descriptions and argued that as long as you’re using dynamic descriptions, readers will be much more engaged and you can throw out the old “don’t use description because it’s boring” advice.

To recap:

Static descriptions don’t move or get interacted with. They exist almost like a painted backdrop to a play or the background on an old cartoon.

Example: The grass was green.

Dynamic descriptions, on the other hand, take on the voice and perceptions of your point-of-view character, and are interactive. They combine description, action, perception, and character development.

Example: The grass outside the house was so green James couldn’t believe it – it almost looked fake. After looking around to make sure no one was watching, he squatted down and ran his hands through it.

If you’re new to description, trying to use more dynamic description is a great starting point…

…but there’s so much more you can do with description once you understand how to work with it!

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A warning for those watching Coco

The movie contains one of the most graphic Disney deaths I’ve seen since The Incredibles (no blood, but very sudden and somewhat disturbing). Like, this death probably earned the movie its PG rating within itself.

(The death is of a character you already know is dead, you’re just learning how they die)

I’m just letting everyone know, in case they are or have someone close to them that is very sensitive to this sort of stuff, but I still highly recommend watching the film.

I don’t know when in the movie it is, because it was in the preview at DCA, but I believe it’s early in the movie.

Please spread the word so to prepare those who need it! Thank you.

anonymous asked:

While I love all the new stuff mark’s doing, and I’m ecstatic to see him full of life and enjoying videos again, I am kind of sad that there aren’t any letsplays up and that he seems to be staying away from them. (Ok but that new video makes up for like 3 spooky ones holy HSIT) Any letsplays you recommend I watch in the inevitably long meantime?

He’ll still be doing let’s plays, no worries! Just maybe not as often but they’ll always be there, I think. But here are some of my favorite playthroughs of his:

  • Outlast 1
  • Resident Evil 7
  • OneShot
  • Until Dawn
  • Vanish
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Five Nights At Fuckboys
  • Little Nightmares
  • Huniepop
  • Tattletail
  • Hello Neighbor (they’re hilarious to me)
  • INSIDE
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Fran Bow
  • SOMA
CSLB Author Spotlight: rouhn

Today’s featured Captain Swan Little Bang author is @rouhn!

How long have you been writing for the OUAT fandom? Did you write anything else (original or fan fiction) before joining the OUAT fandom?

I published my first story Dec 13th, 2016.

What sort of fic do you like to write? What sort of fic do you like to read?

I like to read one shots (around 9000 words) or MC; first I only read completed ones but now I read not completed MCs too. I prefer CS stories, mostly rated M but if someone recommends other stories I also read other ratings; if the summary is interesting I give it a try.

Besides your Little Bang fic, do you have anything else in the works?

Still have a MC in progress (which I hoped to finish until Dec 13th but now I am not so sure about it) and constantly working on one shots which pop up in my head and have to get out so I can focus on the CSLB story.

If this is your first time participating in a Big or Little Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?

I struggled with myself to participate the CSBB17 - but I was afraid of not being able to create such a monster in such short time (I only was writing for a few months at the time of sign-up); when I read that there is a “little bang” with a max to 15000 words I knew I have to participate. I’m looking forward to see what an artist is able to create for my story - I am always eager to work with other talented people.

Featured Fic: The Dark Mission

It’s my baby, I was inspired by several other stories and wanted to give it a try - I still love it because it is a future fiction in the EF and I love that I leave my readers in the dark most of the time - this fiction combines angst and love and darkness.

Check out @rouhn on FFnet and AO3!

Witch Hack: Music Edition!!

For those of you who want to find new witchy music, outside of Stevie Nicks… I have a radio station ‘recipe’ for you:

You Will Need:

Spotify/Pandora/Music Streaming Service

Internet/Reception (Probably)

Working Speakers/Headphones

Steps:

1. Create a ‘base’/’main’ station. Choose a song you think is very witchy. I personally recommend one of the following: ‘The Willow Maid’ or ‘Rose of May’ by Erutan, ‘House of Seven Swords’ by Vanessa Carlton, ‘Seven Devils’ by Florence + The Machine, ‘Up In Flames’ by Ruelle, if you still have a tinge of the early 2000s emo in you, you can try ‘Fly’ or ‘Roger Rabbit’ (both by Sleeping With Sirens), for those who don’t mind more ‘child-like’ music you can even try ‘Do You Believe In Magic’ by Aly & AJ.

2. Find the ‘add influence’ page on station. On Pandora, this is the thumb in the top right corner. I don’t know where this would be on other streaming services, but if you’re a regular user, you can probably figure it out! Add all of the songs I listed above + other witchy songs you already know to complement the song you chose as a base song. For additional songs besides the ones I’ve already listed, I recommend: Just about anything by Florence + The Machine, literally anything by Erutan, ‘Nolita Fairytale’ by Vanessa Carlton, ‘The Minnow & the Trout’  and/or ‘Liar, Liar’ and/or ‘Rangers’ by A Fine Frenzy, ‘How I Became the Sea’ by Owl City, ‘Mermaid’ and/or ‘Half Moon Bay’ and/or ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train, ‘Paint the Town Green’ by The Script, ‘As It Seems’ by Lily Kershaw, ‘Edge of Town’ by Middle Kids, ‘She Is Love’ by Parachute, ‘King of Anything (Strings Verision)’ by Sara Barellies… If anyone has any other recommendations (I have a peculiar taste in music, so I know I missed a lot of witchy songs), PLEASE REBLOG!!!

3. This step takes the least amount of effort… Just listen and thumbs up/down! The more you show your particular tastes, the better suited the music selection will be, but that’s commonly known information, so I’ll stop here!

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- @lunainsummerland

Please do not incorrectly claim/steal!!

altorian  asked:

How do I build a nutrition plan when I have a job that I burn up to 1k of calories a day and I still go work out? Most plans are made for people in offices not construction and blue collar.

I know it’s not easy. I have a friend who is construction worker and has the same issue.

The key will be able to have snacks that are caloric dense and portable. If you can’t really take a long break at work, I highly recommend you to bring shakes. You can definitely have a 600-700 calories shake if you put the right nutrients in it.

For me that’s the easiest way to get calories in. Otherwise bring snacks like nuts and seeds.

Take this shake as an example:

https://www.gymaholic.co/articles/protein-shake-smoothie-recipe

Silver Springs (Rob Benedict x Reader)

Rob is your best friend and you’re his, but he has no idea how in love you are with him and it’s tearing you apart.

This is based on the song Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac, so any singing in the fic is from that song and i recommend you listen to it before you read this.

Warnings: Angst, angst and more angst. Some fluff, smut.

Word Count: 5,243 words (im so sorry lmao)


The rain that had previously been relentless, tapping against the windows of the building had become all but background noise as I padded bare-foot past the large room. I had wanted to collect something from my bedroom, but the silvery small tones coming from the room had me stop in my tracks. Her voice was quiet and the rain almost drowned her out, but I could still hear her words clearly. I fixated on the sound of her voice, it was almost a whisper like she was singing for herself and her alone. I gingerly gave the door a light push with my index finger, wanting to see her as she sang but not wanting my presence to interrupt her. She had her back to me and the first thing I noticed was how effortlessly and light her fingers glided across the piano as she serenaded herself.

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yeehaw-man  asked:

Hello, I'd like to ask you something. You see, ive had bad art block and I've realized its because of my problem with anatomy. I wanted to ask if it was ok to use your art (specifically the anatomy part) to get a better grip of it. Its totally ok of you don't want me to, I get it. I just like how you draw your bodies.

mmmm idk. i’m not too comfortable with people referencing my stuff even if just fr anatomy or posing. gets too close into the tracing territory where sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the two y’know. (especially recently w/ the king dice painting i did there’s been a case i’m still ech about)

what i recommend more is finding photos through google of just. models or dancers. and trace the anatomy there (i recommend not posting it, but if you do be sure to link to the photo’s sources). try drawing out a simple skeleton if you really can’t do full detail. i find life drawing has been helping me out w/ anatomy and movement so it might work for you too? idk. but it’s good practice and it’s simple enough to even a rut might not stop you

i also say this bc my anatomy is 90% bullshit and bad habits and i don’t want that to get passed down to people who think I’m Right when i’m very much not. if you just like the way i do like. pecs or abs and wanna try n incorporate that stuff into ur art that’s great ! feel free to as long as you aren’t tracing. but avoid direct referencing partially bc i’m iffy on it and mostly bc i’m just barely making my stuff passable as sensible lksjg

thank you very much for asking ! it’s appreciated 

anonymous asked:

Hey! Firstly, I just want to say how eternally grateful I am for your blog and it's efficiency!! I'm still new to the concept of zines, and I've heard of some unfortunate scams. For charity zines, how do you check the legitimacy of the donation? Is there a way for the organiser to prove they made the donation? Should I be wary if they wave the question off?

Hello! Thank you for your kind message, I’m also glad that the blog is helpful to you! :D

[If you have yet to read it, I highly recommend you read this post by @runqii about preventing zine scams!]


For charity zines, check that:

  • The zine organiser should make clear which organisation or cause they’re donating to 
  • The zine organiser is able to provide details on what the organisation or cause is about
  • Links to website(s) of organisation or cause should be given
  • Proof of donation after zine project has ended: zine organisers should provide confirmation of their donation via screenshots or receipts 
  • It’s recommended that they also include the final amount raised

Buyers and creators have a right to know where the money raised is going, so zine organisers are obligated to clearly inform and answer questions about it! 

If they are still making a decision about where to donate the funds to, ask them when they would be able to make a decision and to let you know by then. 

You should be wary if they continue to wave the question off or buy time etc!

Disclaimer: this is not a foolproof way to prevent zine scams; there are always exceptions!

anonymous asked:

Any JuZen fics/ writers u recommend? (other than your own ive actually read all your juzen shit like 20 times)

I COULD HAVE SWORN I ANSWERED THIS because it disappeared but now it’s back again??? Aaaaah I’m so sorry for replying so late!!!

(also thank you??? I still can’t believe people like the messes I put online lol)

It’s super hard for me to give my faves because I read a ton of juzen fics and I do really love so many of them (yet I often forget to comment because I SUCK). Here’s a random selection out of the top of my head of writers I enjoy a lot right now and happen to be on tumblr :D

  • @luillaby; with Like Heaven and Earth. Lovely fic with the best trope of pretending to be boyfriends <3
  • @graymalkyn; with Pulse. Rockstar AU you say? Hell yes! What is there not to like about taking up different identities and falling for the man behind the act?
  • @annalulz; with In Time. I am an absolute sucker for when anyone tries to bring all routes together. (also I need that next chapter!)
  • I don’t know if this person is on tumblr, but sometimes I click on a fic which makes me think ‘eh not my preferred tag but I need fic’ and at the end my mind has been changed. It’s the same for Good little kitty (NSFW!), in which Jumin and Zen swap roles. Normally I see Zen as a power!bottom but this made me love the idea that the two of them would switch anytime they felt like it. <3

I do recommend going through AO3 because my taste varies a lot from most people plus all the fics are well tagged so there’s something for everyone. Hope this helps! <3 <3 <3

anonymous asked:

How do you go about meeting people in either this community or the D/s community? I did some looking around online and apart from online things, the only thing I could find was a triskelion symbol but that seems to be more from the 80s- is it still used? How else would you recommend meeting people irl, not online necessarily?

If you’re actually serious about meeting people in this lifestyle then you need to get connected to your local club or group.

You can do this through findamunch.com

From there you just put in your closest major metropolitan area and it will list all of the different groups that are associated with the things that you like

In most cases it’s going to list their fetlife or Facebook pages for a point of contact. You’ll also be able to find out information about meetings and different events that those clubs hold throughout the month.

For someone who’s knew you want to look for the monthly munch or mixer meeting. It’s basically where people just get together and talk in a friendly environment but yet they all share the same kinks and such that you do.

Typically the groups will also require membership but you can attend as a guest at least once or twice and maybe a handful of times depending on the group before they will ask you to officially join

Findamunch.com

fuckmesweetly  asked:

(what are those gifs frommmm it looks like a good show? movie?)

It’s an amazing tv show called Dark Matter! It has 3 long seasons available on Netflix and I highly, highly recommend it. It’s one of those shows that you think is going to be predictable and boring because of the premise, and then every time they turn it on it’s head and surprise you! It’s also one of the few sci-fi shows out there that really focuses on character interaction, development and plot over special effects and action. There’s still action and lots of cool great sci-fi things and tech, but the core of the show is the character interactions and I feel like that’s something that a lot of show runners have forgotten about. 

I’d just say make sure you’re willing to invest enough time for 2-3 episodes, because the Pilot doesn’t give you quite enough to really be invested right away.

anonymous asked:

top 5 fav blogs?? i need new recommendations lol

idk if this will be only 5 but
@still-holding-on-to-you
@and-now-u-see-me
@foolish-vibes
@rvsebvd
@summersenstations
@seaside-sigh
@donttellanybodywhatwedo
@thatgirlbroxxzz
@jemmabaker
@magdagoleniewska
@ridetheedge
@sierraraeee
@urfavoriteflannel
@waveos-grandos
@obsessedoverher
@progirls
a lot of blogs each with their own vibe but still keeping the obvious theme of really cool lesbians(except @summersenstations I believe, but they have a really great blog) I reblog from these accounts a lot and they’re all my favorites

i read fox news

so you don’t fucking have to:


i check fox news enough to make the main page pop up on chrome’s list of recommended links. i do this bc as an academic i studied the internet, and i studied humans, and that means studying ppl outside your “bubble”

anyway, there are two things fox news has on its front page way more than every other major outlet*:

  • violent crime (esp incidents of gun-related violence)
  • teacher-student sex crime

the first i understand. it’s part of painting a fearsome world, where institutional and interpersonal violence can seem to be justified responses.

the second i’m still struggling to. there’s an obvious element of the salacious, the scandalous. but the repetitious focus on pedophilic crime in public schools has to fit into some other rhetoric that i can’t easily intuit. i worry i’m going to have to start actually scanning these articles to understand what the moral thrust is, if there is one. (what i worry about: today, in Irony Central, USA…)

* for reference my usual regimen includes wapo, reuters, the guardian, and cnn + the nytimes when they haven’t cut me off

anonymous asked:

9, 21, 37 and 61!!!

9. Do/Did they have a theme wedding? Will and Mike wanted a D&D theme, but Eleven said no and prepared the boys’ wedding with Nancy.

21. Do they have similar taste in movies? They do, except that Mike enjoys overly-cheesy-romantic stuff that Will can’t stand

37. How do they cheer each other up? watch stranger things season two (2) and here you have nine hours to answer this question, i highly recommend

61. What do they usually text about? Gossip about the party, they’re still trying to put everyone with everyone, even if they’re already dating


(thanks for the questions! <3)

Slow hands

AU!!!

Short Poe x reader shot.

Summary: Poe is a long lost lover, but now he is your college teacher!!!! 

I highly recommend to listen Slow Hands - Niall Horan while reading.

Enjoy!

Originally posted by poezdameron


The people inside the room felt non-existent at the moment he walked in. His coat was looking as perfect as usual in his firm body, making him feel more masculine than any of the men in here. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. The image of him, walking like a lion to its prey still haunted me. My cheeks turned pink at the thought of what could’ve had happened if we wouldn’t have been interrupted.

‘’Morning,’’ he said, taking his dark glasses off, scanning the room, his eyes stopping only a second too long on me. ‘’I hope you all brought your papers.’’ Murmurs and people scared looks filled the room. ‘’Come one, guys. I gave you plenty of time. Please, bring your papers to my desk.’’

One by one the students stood up and walked towards him, but not me. I was stuck to my seat. My paper was in my hand, ready to be handed yet, I couldn’t move. How was I supposed to look at him in the eyes after what had happened on Friday? The mere memory made my heart skip a beat.

Again.

‘’I think you are beautiful,’’ he said, walking towards me, slowly, with his eyes locked with mine.

‘’You are drunk, that’s what I think,’’ I answered, nervously as I hit the wall behind me. There was nowhere to run.

‘’No, I’m not.’’

‘’Yes, you are.’’

‘’Okay, maybe a little.’’ He admitted, showing me his almost-touching thumb and index. ‘’I miss you.’’

I swallowed.

‘’You should go home, Poe.’’

‘’I finally have the courage to say what I’ve wanted to say since the day we saw each other again and you are sending me home? I feel hurt.’’ He took a step closer. My heart pounded faster against my ribcage. We were just mere inches apart.

‘’Let’s not do something we will regret tomorrow.’’ I said. Our noses were gracing each other. I could smell the alcohol in his breath, yet his eyes had never been clearer.

‘’Let me kiss you,’’ he whispered, our lips almost touching.

I took a deep breath and opened my lips, ready to give him what he wanted.

I was weak.

However, the universe had other plans. The bathroom door opened and a group of girls walked in, drunk and giggling. They didn’t even care for the scene behind them, but we cared.

Poe closed his eyes, a little bothered that we had been interrupted, and my heart fell in disappointment.

I was dying to taste his lips and I could feel how desperate he was to taste mine.

‘’I’ll see you on Monday.’’ I said, pushing myself off the wall, walking past him and out of the room.

‘’Anyone else?’’ Poe asked, forcing me to push the memory at the back of my mind. It was a good paper, and I had to deliver it, so I took a deep breath and collected the necessary amount of courage to stand up and walk to his desk.

While I was walking between the queues, calming myself, a hand grabbed my wrist, making me stop.

‘’Hey, ‘’ I turned to see Mike, one of my very insistent classmates.

‘’Hey,’’ I said back, forcing a smile.

‘’I was wondering if you were free tomorrow night? I need some help with the paper for next week and since you are one of the best in the class…’’ he gave me a look that said that he wasn’t thinking much about ‘studying’.

‘’oh, ammh, I don’t know, ‘’ I said, tensing my shoulders. I never felt comfortable around him. I don’t think I’ll ever will.

‘’Come on, it’ll be an hour, top.’’

I didn’t know what to say, I was getting nervous because I obviously didn’t have anything to do tomorrow night, and I felt kind of bad lying to him again.

‘I –’’

‘’Am I interrupting?’’ I heard behind me, making me jump slightly.

‘’Mr. Dameron, of course you are not. I was just asking for a tutorship to one of your top students,’’ Mike gave Poe a big smile, which Poe didn’t reply.

‘’And when would this be?’’ Poe asked, looking from Mike to me.

‘’Tomorrow.’’ Mike answered, like it had already been settled.

‘’I’m afraid this tutorship would not be possible, Mr. Michael.’’

‘’Why not?’’ Asked Mike, a little surprised. Well, at least he wasn’t the only one.

‘’Because my top student will be assisting me with your latest papers, that’s why. I hope you haven’t forgotten about that,’’ he said turning to me. I looked at him with big eyes, feeling my throat dry. He was really doing this.

‘’Of course not, ‘’ I answered looking at him in the eyes. They looked fierce, yet at the same time, they looked protective.

‘’Good, I’ll be waiting. Is that your paper?’’ He pointed to my shaky hand.

‘’Yes,’’

‘’I bet it’ll be as good as the last one,’’ he gave me a little smile, making my heart go wild.

‘’Surely hope so,’’ I answered handing him the paper, trying to calm myself down. I was acting like a freaking teenager. I’m in college, for God’s sake.

Poe took the paper from my hand, making our fingers barely touch.

‘’Have a sit, please.’’ Poe ordered with a soft voice, staring at me, deeply.

I couldn’t answer, I only turned my back at him and walked to my desk and stayed there for the next forty minutes, not taking my eyes off of my dear professor the whole time.


What am I doing? I asked myself again and again.

I was standing outside Poe’s office, ready to knock, but not doing it.

He had said that needed my help, however, for a second it felt like he was just rescuing me from being alone with Mike, but what if he actually needed my help and I didn’t show up?

There was only one way to find out, so I knocked.

Dammit.

‘’Come on in.’’

I opened the door slowly, sneaking my head first.

‘’I was just asking if you really needed my help.’’

Poe lifted his eyes to where I was standing, a little surprised, I noticed.

‘’Please, come in.’’ He said, removing his reading glasses. He looked hot in those.

I walked inside, closing the door behind me, trying to look as casual as possible.

‘’I wasn’t sure if you were really giving me a task earlier, or only –‘’

‘’…saving you from a jerk?’’ He finished for me, giving me a crocked smile.

‘’I wasn’t going to put it like that, but yeah.’’

He chuckled slightly.

‘’Yeah, it was the last one.’’

‘’Oh, I’ll be going then. I don’t want to disturb you.’’

‘’You do not disturb, not at all. Please, stay.’’ He stood up before I could try to leave. I wasn’t going to try, anyway.

‘’So, you do need help?’’ I raised my brows.

‘’No, but I want you to stay.’’ He walked towards me, with the stare of a lion, again.

‘’Poe…’’

‘’Whatever you are about to say, don’t. ‘’ He reached me, and placed his hand on my neck, his thumb touching my lobe. I closed my eyes at the contact.

He took one last step and his body was fully touching mine. I could feel the heat radiating from him.

‘’Are you drunk again? You know it is prohibited to drink at the campus.’’ I tried to joke.

He chuckled again, pressing his forehead to mine.

‘’You know I’m not.’’

Yup, I knew he wasn’t.

‘’Why are you doing this?’’ I asked.

‘’You are driving me crazy, you know that?’’ I felt his breath upon my lips.

‘’We can’t.’’ I whispered, and punched myself internally.

‘’Who says we can’t?’’

‘’Umh, the University rules?’’

‘’Screw the university rules, I have to do this, or I won’t be able to make it another day.’’

And as he finished talking he pressed his lips to mine, passionately, starving, yet carefully. I knew this wasn’t the first time this happened, but it certainly felt like It was just know that my mouth was meeting his. I pressed my hands at the back of his neck, pulling him closer. I couldn’t get enough. One of his hands was at my lower back and the other on the crock of my neck, helping him deepen the kiss. My lips opened at the touch of his tongue on my lower lip, and I let it in, welcoming it like a missed, old whatever. My brain was unable to think right now. A soft growl came from his mouth when I pressed my hips closer to his, feeling the need. My knees went weak, but he didn’t give me the chance to feel them weaver because he grabbed me and pulled me up, making me cross my legs around his hips. With his hands on my thighs, and mine around his neck he walked us to his desk, throwing a few things to the floor.

‘’God, I had missed this.’’ He said, without distancing himself from me.

‘’Yeah, me too.’’ I looked him in the eyes, directly. They were filled with desire. I bet they reflected mine.

‘’I wanna be with you all night long,’’ He said, looking all over my face, his eyes stopping at my lips.

‘’Take me home, then.’’ I said.

And I needn’t say anything else. Without another word, he kissed me again and took me back to his place. I won’t ever forget the things we did that night, or the night after, or the next.

I promised myself that I was not walking away from this ever again.

I was right where I needed to be.

8

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) directed by Stephen Chbosky