The party was in a cave fighting several enemies while a portal constantly spawned more
Bard: “I’m gonna roll to seduce the gore pile” DM: “They’re immune to charm” Bard: “I’m gonna roll to kiss the gore pile” DM: “That would literally kill you” Bard: “Fine, fine. I’m gonna roll to air-kiss the gore pile”
Hey guys! It’s Red Nose Day. We know these two support the charity. Maybe we could all try and buy a red nose (I think Walgreen’s has them), make a donation or otherwise promote the charity today. Especially in light of recent events we could try and let SOMETHING good come out of the whole thing and show we aren’t all jerks.
Your comics are amazing and they inspire me to try to create my own comics but I'm not good at thinking of stories. Do you have any tips?
unfortunately, this is tough for me to answer, because i’m not sure myself. this is the one thing i’ve always relied on myself for, and’ve never done any workshopping on.
actual storyline + execution in comic work is heavily taken for granted. i honestly didn’t think of myself as a writer until speight referred to me as one?? but it made me realize i know a lot more about story tellilng than i was giving myself credit.
so to break my idea process down, i break my structure down to 3 portions:
you’ll see this theme recur in a lot of my comics, especially post-episode ones.
i think your personal background will also affect how you come up with stories, as well. for instance, when i’m writing siblings, it’s easy. i can just grab from my own past and apply it there. you’ll actually see me do this a lot in The Swaingels! example:
this is heavily based on interactions i’ve had with my own sister, so writing relationships like these are one of my strengths. your’s could very well be different. you just have to put characters in situations like this in order to work out funny/interesting scenarios, because we don’t all have the same experiences, so not everyone’s mind goes the same place. but with that being said, you also have to de-personalize it enough to make it indisinguishable to the past situation you’re grabbing from.
so to me, it all depends on what kind of content you’re trying to tell the story of!
They’ve already set up a scenario for season 5 where Madi is prime to spill the beans about Clarke radioing Bellamy everyday lmao if they don’t seize that Bellamy-bonds-with-child and realizes-he’s-still-in-deep-with-clarke opportunity I will riot
anyway. idk how to eloquently explain this but. i love the fact that gilbert is so positive about anne’s quirks. everyone’s laughing at her because of the way she reads? he enjoys it. she can read well and she’s invested. anne thinks she’s ugly and skinny? he calls her cute to all his friends. anne’s weird because she’s an orphan and nobody should interact with her? he doesn’t care where she’s from, and he doesn’t see why he can’t walk with her. anne wants to be acknowledged for her intelligence, wants to be known as smart but is never given enough credit by most people (”he’s my brightest student” “we need a guy to show her she’s not so smart”)? he tells billy that she’s smart and he’s just gonna have to deal with it. he tells her if she’s gonna beat him in class, he wants it to be fair and square. because he knows she can, and he knows she wouldn’t have it any other way. and this isn’t even said to..idk win her over with compliments or smth like that. he says it while she’s not listening, mostly to other people who make fun of her. like yeah, he’ll tease her sometimes, but he never tries to make her feel like she’s not enough. he never tries to make her feel like she doesn’t belong. he talks to her when she’s outside alone, tries to give her an apple, always interferes when billy is bullying her. like at most, he’s a cheeky little shit, but he acknowledges these things about anne and isn’t afraid to say she’s smart or cute or invested or good
Hey guys! This might be a little weird, but I have a bunch of art supplies that I’ve barely used that I need to get rid of (some charcoal pencils, pastels, two sets of watercolors). I don’t want to just throw them away because that seems like a waste? And one of the watercolor sets has never been opened (it was a gift…).
So! If anyone is interested in free art stuffs shoot me a message?
Me: I want to learn japanese. Like, more than only being able to read kana and understanding a little. Jien (translator): Here, use this book and this and this….. Me: Oh my god. So much to read. Ugh… Okay, I’ll do it. Jien: You should also watch a LOT of anime, it helps with learning verbs and adjectives. Me: OKAY I THNIK I CAN DO THAT ಠ益ಠ