this and *never ending story*

He says that he likes me because I have a pretty mouth, and sometimes he makes me feel like I have a pretty mouth
because he kisses me like he’s never known anything better.
and I think I’m supposed to be happy,
but my tummy still hangs heavy on my body and my thighs still look huge next to his.
And I wonder if he finds my flabby upper arms pretty,
or my bulging cheeks and my wide forehead pretty.

I know he doesn’t think of me as pretty.
He only ever looks at my eyes when we’re laid together. He only ever touches me where I am hardest.
Where I am most comfortable.
And it still surprises me when he asks me if he’s pretty. I mean, sure, he’s beautiful.
There’s no question about that. It’s clear to see.
But I’ve never paid attention to his looks as a whole. Only ever his collarbones,
only ever his fingers, where he is prettiest.
Never his face, never his whole body.

I don’t think I will ever be comfortable with my whole body. But I have learned how to love my lips the way he loves them,
and I’ve learned how to love my fingers and my nonexistent collarbones the way I love his.
And I remember the times I slipped stars
under my skin, hoping that I glow as bright as they do,
and the day I realized that no light will be
brighter than the one I shine on myself.

—  oscarsins

So I’m pretty sure that the yellow sky and red sun that we’ve got going on today at midday is something to do with the apocalypse.

If Britain falls I’m going to need to come borrow someone’s laptop to see the rest of season 2

tag your halloween alignment

lawful halloween: buys tons of candy for the kids, drinks pumpkin spice lattes, cute autumn aesthetics, knows every line to hocus pocus

true halloween: watches nothing but horror movies, reblogs all the halloween posts, has more than one costume planned, doesn’t give a fuck about the candy

chaotic halloween: lights a pile of ouija boards on fire, WE DID THE MA ASH WA E DI D THE MOSNT ERH MASH,tHe mOnSTER maSH, IT WAS A GRAVEYA R D S MA SH!! !

i always hoped that in the end, you’d love me back and maybe we’d be happy together.
—  but this isn’t a fairytale and i don’t think i’ll ever get that happy ending.

life-of-a-feminist  asked:

five steps for not writing a boring story? i can never ever write something that doesn't end up boring 😂

Hiya! Thanks for your question. Writing an engaging story is complicated, but it can be done.

First off, there are so many aspects to writing a gripping story. Honestly, it can’t be done in five steps (and certainly not in one blog post). To prevent a boring story you need strong characters, an exciting plot, good pacing… the list goes on and on.

So rather than type out a 3000+ word response, I’m going to give you a mini-masterpost of the key aspects of writing a non-boring story with links to other LGF posts. Here you go:

How Not to Write a Boring Story:

Descriptions:

How to Write Better Descriptions

Showing vs Telling

How to Create Interesting World-Building

Dialogue:

How to Create a Unique Character Voice

Writing Unique Dialogue

How to Prevent Your Story from Being Dialogue-Heavy

Characters:

What Do You Do When Your Main Character Doesn’t Jump Off the Page?

Three Types of Character Traits

Writing Character Arcs

Plot:

How to Make Your Conflict Less Plain

The Element Every Story Needs

How to Avoid Unnecessary Scenes

Pacing:

Why Your Story Feels Too Fast

How to Pace a Scene More Quickly

Pacing Through Details

Beginning:

What to Write in a First Chapter

How to Avoid Info Dumps in the Beginning

10 Ways to Start Your Story

Middle:

How to Build-Up to a Climax

Plotting the Middle

Creating and Maintaining Tension

End:

Traits of a Strong Ending

Examples of Narrative Endings

Dual Duties of Chapter Endings

Misc.:

What Aspects Make a Good Story?

The Four Horsemen of the Bore-Apocalypse

Thanks again for your question! If you need any more writing advice, feel free to send in another ask! Happy writing!

- Mod Kellie


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

  • Someone: *bumps into me*
  • Oh I'm sorry!
  • Me: No, it's okay. I've been hurt before. On June 1st 2017, the first day of pride month, Netflix cancelled Sense8 after its 2nd season. They never gave it a proper ending, instead leaving it on a cliffhanger. The show deserves so much more. You bumping into me is insignificant compared to the pain I feel every day knowing I'll never know how this story ends

jace: risks his life to save alec’s, risks his life to save clary’s, risks his life to save isabelle’s, breaks the law to save meliorn’s life, saves simon’s life, saves aldertree’s life, drops his post to run to alec & izzy the second he thinks max is dead, would rather die than fight with his parabatai, sacrifices himself to valentine (his abuser) for his friends, intended to sacrifice himself to save the downworld, 

y’all: jace is heartless and only cares about himself

And that’s the thing about life, it continues on, even if you don’t want it to. Even if you’re trapped in the past and swear you’ll never move on, there’s always a new day ahead. You just have to choose to live in the present and not in the memories.
—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write, 70
“All good things must end”

10 things I’ve learned since he left.

1. drowning yourself in alcohol won’t distract you from missing him, in fact he becomes all you can focus on.

2. smoking every night just so you can fall asleep only makes you wake up wishing he was there.

3. becoming frustrated that you can’t stop thinking about him doesn’t help, it only makes you miss him more.

4. waiting for 11:11, making wishes on eyelashes, and blowing dandelions won’t bring him back. you don’t even believe in that shit.

5. fooling around with guys whose names you’ll never remember won’t make you forget his touch.

6. you’ve lost a friend but you still have the ones who will always be there for you.

7. overwhelming yourself with activities will only make you wish he was there for you to lean on.

8. reading through the messages you can’t delete doesn’t mean he’ll always be there. he’s gone.

9. distance isn’t the only factor in moving on, it takes time.

10. there is going to be a piece of you that will always love him.

—  ten things since my heart broke // excerpt from a book I’ll never write ( offdxys )

Matt said yes guys, what a surprise, wow.


HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF TECHIENICIAN!
(Oldest post is here, and here’s the first content for the ship. I don’t know who picked the name “Techienician”, please tell me if you know! I’d love to credit them here :D).