they think they're all that but they're not

Has Tolkien ever talked about fairy lore inspiring his own lore for hobbits? Yes, yes, there’s the whole “Took ancestor took a fairy wife” rumor that’s discredited early in FotR, but I mean beyond that. Look at hobbit smials and fairy mounds. I’m not saying they’re the same thing, but I look at a fairy mound and I’m prepared to see a hobbit poke their head out of it.

The single best piece of writing advice I ever got was from a professor teaching a playwriting class, who told us that in every scene, especially scenes that were just dialogue, every character should want something. Making every character in a scene have a goal is an easy way to avoid dialogue that’s just exposition, and to make sure your dialogue drives the plot forward and/or reveals characterization. 

It doesn’t have to be complicated or super weighty–as long as the characters have a goal, there will be tension in the scene even if the goals are small. Character X wants to borrow a pen, and character Y wants to make a good impression on character X. X wants to insult Y until they go away, and Y wants to annoy X by pretending not to notice the insults. X wants Y to give them the last slice of pizza, and Y is super full but still doesn’t want X to have it. No matter what your character’s goal is, it will reveal something about who that character is to the reader, and the conflict between your characters’ goals will give the scene momentum.

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breathe.  Just breathe.  Now … reach out.  What do you see?

Light … darkness.  The balance.

I meant to post this on may the 4th but I stopped working on it and didn’t come back until now 

new blog! hopefully i’ll be posting more art here!

Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit.  Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them).  Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin).  On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”.  Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.

I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.

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bada-bing bada-boom

  • Virgil: My boyfriend is too tall for me to kiss him. What should I do?
  • Roman: Punch him in the stomach and when he doubles over in pain, kiss him.
  • Patton: Tackle him.
  • Thomas: Kick him in the shin.
  • Logan: NO TO ALL OF THAT. JUST ASK ME TO LEAN DOWN.

Betrayal
Neglect
Mistake…

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Compilation doodles + Name explanations for the OC kids in the YOI Future!verse ABO AU

^ Literally the above, because I thought WAY too hard about these for legit months (the twins were conceived in my mind back in DECEMBER and Arisa in January >.>;;) and I want to rant about my reasoning for all of them. :P

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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS AU: It’s Yuuri-centric polyamory in an ABO setting, Yuuri’s married to four mates (Victor, Yurio, Phichit, Minami) and the above are their kids.

BASICS of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

OTHER POSTS (comics + illustrations) in the Future!Verse ABO section of my YOI Masterpost.

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Please keep ship bashing out of the comments/tags. Don’t like, just skip <3 Thank you.

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DISCLAIMER: I don’t know any Russian or Thai and my info comes from not-so-trustworthy Google-sensei though I did my best to triple check from multiple sources including non-English ^ ^; I am however native and fluent in both Japanese and English and also consulted a Japanese linguist regarding my kanji choices ^ ^; If I made any mistakes please be gentle, and also understanding that this is a low-stress self-indulgent near-crack AU >.>;;;

Onwards! vvv

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Andrew rolling into therapy after spring break

Bee, you missed the craziest of crazies:

  • 3 hour convo
  • Shutting out the goal
  • Riot
  • Neil getting kidnapped
  • Strangling Kevin
  • Almost fighting an fbi agent
  • Seeing Neil and getting hit by a ton of emotional bricks
  • Almost fighting /everyone/ who interrupted our reunion
  • Finding out Neil’s true story?!
  • Me, sleeping in a group pile of teammates i’m still wary of because technically I’m in loooooovvvveeee

I’m taking this “planning a D&D world for a campaign” thing really seriously

Concept

Au where David, Jasper, Gwen and Daniel are all counsellors and it ends in a nice big poly relationship because everyone loves David and
That👏Boy👏Deserves👏The👏World👏

I still can’t get over how Andrew was surprised when Neil wasn’t wearing his contacts the first time they went to Columbia.

When Nicky first tells him not to wear them, it seems like Andrew sent Nicky as his minion to make him not wear them.

But then Andrew is surprised and asks why Neil isn’t wearing them when he goes to pick Neil up.

Andrew, who shows no interest in anything and is known for barely talking to people, kept everything else he found in Neil’s room secret, but would not shut up about the fact that Neil wore brown contact lenses and he didn’t like the colour.

He talked about Neil’s fake eye colour so much that Nicky went and told Neil not to wear the contacts anymore just to try to sate Andrew.

i got an ask for Kara with potstickers so here you go

Can you believe Yuuri is going to marry his idol?? the man he has looked up to almost his entire life?? the man who he has seen as god-like, unreachable, perfect. Victor was what Yuuri wished he could be but never thought he’d be able to reach Victor’s level but then?? Victor himself proved him wrong, helped Yuuri reach not only Victor’s level but above it?? His biggest dream was to skate on the same ice as Victor but now he has skated with Victor and they’re gonna get married???

And can you believe that Victor, who has dedicated his life to skating, who has neglected his life and love for decades met a beautiful man who took his breath away, stole his heart during one night and then disappeared, left Victor pining for him with no way to contact him, finally found him?? He found that beautiful man and that man gave him everything that had been missing from Victor’s life and he didn’t even have to try. And then he slipped a ring on Victor’s finger in the most romantic setting imaginable, wordlessly promising to stay by his side for the rest of their lives??

can you believe?????