this chapter was fantastic

idkmantoomanyships  asked:


Haha and now you know why people have been screaming in my ask box all day and I have been cackling like a crazy person lol 

Right now I am just doing some world building. Check out the tag #frostiron fairy and #vampire stony to catch up!

“I’m not afraid,” Adrien says to her, softly. “Are you?” 

more fanart of inking indigo by my dearest carmen!! @matchaball

i love her writing with all my heart and it always inspires me to draw the most. love you carmen i cant wait for the next chapter!!

“I’d recognize that face anywhere.”

Needed to sketch to warm up the hand, and felt a strong need to draw something out of @thegaypumpingthroughyourveins​‘ fic Paris Is Considerably More Interesting Than I Expected featuring the finding of a very familiar-looking man in a bakery. :) 
Art blog: questionartbox

“Show me instead." 

i say this every time, but seriously… read @tyranttortoise‘s Skeleton Squatters and the Landlady. this latest chapter is one of only innumerable reasons why it is forever in my top favorite fics, period.

… and talk about seeing fireworks with a kiss. <333 honestly red is my eternal weakness, and i’m not even mad about it.

A Killer First Chapter

Anonymous asked:

Do you have any advise on how to open a story? I have all my characters and my plot and my conflict and everything but I don’t know how to start. How to keep a reader hooked and interested enough to keep going.

This is a little ironic, because I’m about to rewrite my opening three chapters for The Warlord’s Contact from scratch for about the tenth time. But practice does make perfect, and boy have I learned a lot through this process.

Sometimes you look at a story and you just know how it needs to open. It’s the most obvious choice in the world, and it’s clear why no other option would work.

Unfortunately, that’s not often the case. Usually, the beginning to your book will take preplanning and rewriting and replanning and bit more rewriting, and all the while you’ll never quite be sure you chose the best spot to open to, or the right characters to introduce, or the proper setting. 

Here are a few specific methods of thought for tackling your first chapter…

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Any person battles their own demons every day, seeking refuge within things they find redeeming and comforting. Dr. Percival Graves, who is invited by Mrs. Barebone to her family estate to cure a patient, has to face the darkest demons of all. There is a catch, however, for this demon has a face, a soul and is Percival Graves’ heart’s greatest desire.

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And you know, I’ve found in my life, through these terrible storms, that what often seems like a tragic ending turns out to be the beginning of some… *fantastic* adventure. The beginning of a new chapter. But only if we keep going, you know. Keep reading to see what happens next. It’s up to us to turn the page. So what do you say? Are you ready to turn the page on this?
When Duty and Desire Meet

Title: When Duty and Desire Meet

Author: edelet, midnightstarlightwrites

Ships: Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences

Chapters: 5/?

Word Count: 18,536

Summary:  Adrien was twenty years old when he first became Chat Noir and met Ladybug. Four years later, amidst the toughest time of his college career, he meets Marinette Dupain-Cheng.
A College/Reverse Crush AU exploring what would happen if Marinette was four years younger than Adrien, how that would change the nature of their superhero partnership, and how one chance meeting can spark an affair that causes a long-dormant battle of duty vs desire to reignite.

Hello Miraculers! This fanfic is amazing! Even though it has five chapters, it’s very absorbing. We are sure you’ll adore @midnightstarlightwrites‘s fantastic writing and @edendaphne‘s amazing illustrations!

Attention please! I hope all of you know that giving an artist credit while posting their art is important. Even if you don’t, we’re explaining it here, now.

When you share fanart, or a photo, or a quote, anything that doesn’t belong to you, you’re practically stealing it. It isn’t yours. It belongs to the artist. Artists spend time on their work. They draw drafts or plan it. They spend a lot of money on their drawing programs or devices, or what they are working with. They spend a lot of time on the computer, the device just to get their work done. Their fingers go numb. They sweat blood to get that thing done. So you can’t just share their work and say ‘I’m not harming anyone, I’m just sharing without credits.’ When you do that, you’re disregarding them, their work.

So if you’re sharing something that belongs to someone else on social media, please don’t ever forget to give them credits.

Don’t forget, you can ask us for aus, promts, or ship fanfics. We’d do anything to help you! Ladybugs to you all! 🐞

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-art used with artist’s, @edendaphne​, permission-

Librarian Letters

Ms. Pumpkin Jaq: Please be advised that your familiar, Trix, will be returned to you by the end of the week. He was caught between chapters five and six of your recently returned novel, Fantastic Trees Through the Ages. Please note a two silver coin fine will be placed onto your account for returning Trix to his original form. At the time of

this letter, he was stuck in the shape of a bookmark.

Ms. Arques: Your copy of Lock Picking for Frequently Incarcerated Mischief Makers is available for pickup. Please note: How to Hide Nearly Anything Anywhere is nearing its due date and we can find you if necessary.

Mrs. Strawberry: The books from Atlantis have arrived. My apologies for not listing the titles, I am not able to read the glyphs. They are being held in the water tank at the Circulation Desk.

Ms. Pierreux: The story stones you requested arrived yesterday. A Suspend Fire charm has been cast upon them as they were covered in lava. We have a pair of bat-shaped oven mitts handy should you
need protection to carry them home.

Lemon Peel the Tiny Dragon: A book in the form of a mechanical lizard arrived for you several days ago. Our apologies in this delay, it kept scampering away and hiding. We were finally able to keep it one place by giving it a steady bribe of nuts and bolts.

Mr. Redghost: A large black book with red pages and an unusual smell appeared at the Receiving Dock a few days ago. While we have no record of you requesting it, nor can we read the title or open the cover, it is whispering your name and laughing quietly. We insist you retrieve it as quickly as possible.

Ms. Starwater: Your copy of An Incomplete & Probably Untrue Yet Passionate History of Poltergeists is available for pick up. It has been playing tricks on various patrons since its arrival, please stop by the Circulation Desk so we may share the stories.

Mr. Sourdough: Please keep the copy of Speed Reading for the Busy you currently have checked out. Our records show you have renewed it every two weeks for the last 10 years.


Sooo if you like the Warriors series and haven’t done so yet, you should check out @warriorsredux, who is rewriting the first series and doing a freakin’ fantastic job of it. This latest chapter (29, I think?) really gave me the feels, so I had to do some rough drawings for it!!!

President George W. Bush to President Barack Obama

Jan. 20, 2009

Dear Barack,

Congratulations on becoming our President. You have just begun a fantastic chapter in your life.

Very few have had the honor of knowing the responsibility you now feel. Very few know the excitement of the moment and the challenges you will face.

There will be trying moments. The critics will rage. Your “friends” will disappoint you. But, you will have an Almighty God to comfort you, a family who loves you, and a country that is pulling for you, including me. No matter what comes, you will be inspired by the character and compassion of the people you now lead.

God bless you.