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anonymous asked:

Your Chlonette one-shot was amazing! How do manage to write action so well? I want to diversify the topics of the things I write, and action is one of the major topics I'm struggling with.

thank you!!! it was super fun to write, i’m a sucker for spy/assassin au’s! and let’s see, advice on writing action….

1) don’t go into explicit detail about the entire fight.

you’re not a hollywood stunt choreographer. it’s not necessary to tell us every single thing that happens in a fight. i’ve read fanfictions where fight scenes go on for literally thousands of words and you run the risk of boring your reader when things drag out that long. make sure you’re setting the scene. give us a description of where the fight is. give us smells, give us sights. describe weapons and bodies and how they move/throw punches. set that up early on so we have an idea of how this scene looks. 

and after that? pull back a little. let the reader fill in the blanks about how the fight is going down blow-by-blow. use that time to give a sense of the character’s emotions. what the character is thinking. maybe they’re strategizing in their head. maybe they’re worrying about another character. use your imagination and make it interesting!

2) shake it up!

make all of your scenes different! if you’re writing about a warrior who always fights with a sword, maybe have her lose her sword for one fight scene and make her fight hand to hand. hell, maybe have her struggle with hand to hand and give us a fight scene where she actually struggles. heck, make your characters have to fight in a dark room where they can’t see. how does their fighting style change? how does that affect their skill and their awareness? if you make every fight sound/look the same, it gets boring after a while so don’t be afraid to get creative!

3) use your fight scenes to tell the reader something

your fights should always serve a narrative purpose. throwing in needless, random fights work when you’re michael bay, not so much when you’re a fiction writer. if you’re putting in a fight scene, make it so that your characters get something important during that fight that’ll advance the plot. make them learn something about themselves (a new power! a new skill!) during that fight. make them grapple with a weakness or insecurity that they have that’ll advance their character development or be brought back as a plot device later. the only times where you should really zoom in up close on fight scenes is when they’re doing something important. because then when your reader sees you getting into a fight scene, they’ll think “oooo, something important is gonna happen!”

this is also a really great time to get into emotions and motivations in your fight! again, blow-by-blow action scenes get old very quick. does your character feel angry? humiliated? hurt? traumatized? what are the stakes? why is this fight important? why is this character fighting harder? why are they hesitating? fights are emotional and dramatic! add some texture in there to make the scenes come to life. 

4) use your language to add perspective to your scenes

sometimes when you’re in a hand-to-hand fight with someone, it’s good to really zoom in. a character might feel another character’s breath on their face. might smell their sweat and blood. might be feeling hot and claustrophobic. sometimes (like in war scenes for example) it might be good to pan out and step away and give a snapshot of bodies, of screaming, of gunshots, or swords clashing, etc and not necessarily go into in depth detail about every single mini-fight going on in that mix. think to yourself “do i want them to focus on this one fight, or do i want them to focus on this battle as a whole” and try to emulate that. 

another cool thing to do is play around with sentence structure. so if you want a fight scene to go really quickly, use short/choppy sentences to make it seem fast and punchy. if you want a fight scene to seem sluggish and like it’s going on forever, use longer, run-on sentences to show fatigue or exhaustion. just a cool device to make your scenes more engaging!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Theory: How Bad Continuity Made Ryou Bakura the Most Powerful Character in the Series

(I should probably mention that I’m going entirely off of the mangaverse for this)

Okay so one thing about Ryou has been fucking me up for a while. When the Shadow RPG happened in season zero, Ryou Bakura summoned the NPC, White Mage Bakura. This character was obviously made as a stand-in for him, right? And if there is one thing that the season zero arc established, it was that shadow games are used to test the power of people’s souls. They are literally used to quantify the strength of a person’s heart. That being said, however…

Ryou Bakura is only two levels below Zorc.

16 year old Ryou Bakura is almost as strong as Yami Bakura, an actual literal demon. That being said, though, this is only the power of Ryou’s soul when he’s half-conscious, as he was being possessed at the time. He managed to almost rival the spirit of the Millennium Ring in sheer power, and that wasn’t even the full extent of his abilities.

No, this is all just the tip of the iceberg

Keep reading

I SOLVED THE ARMBAND MYSTERY, AND PRIDESHIPPERS AND PUPPYSHIPPERS ARE BOTH GONNA LOVE IT

Courtesy of going to see the official DSOD sub in the theatre today! It’s a dub-created plothole.


So first, if you’ve only seen the DSOD dub, you need to know that like … the dub was reasonably good as an adaptation, but literally half the plotline was erased. In the JP version the Plana exist via something called collective consciousness, where the memories of other people are checked against your own to create reality. It’s some pretty heavy philosophy: basically, without other people, you don’t exist. (It’s functionally what happened to Atem canonically, as well.)


Basically, reality as told by the Plana is like an internet torrent. If the people around you don’t notice things–the buildings, your existence, what the breeze feels like–then you don’t have enough data to compile a world, and it falls apart. So, for example, when Jyonouchi is sent to the other dimension, it begins to fall apart as he finds the gaps in his own memory, not predetermined at Diva’s will. For instance, he can’t remember how long the street is, and the world starts to go white before he goes “oh yeah, it leads to the shopping district” and goes there–only to find that without Sanpei’s memories, their routine of him getting splashed with Sanpei’s bucket falls apart, because Sanpei isn’t there to datacheck the water.


Everybody seems to be vulnerable to this except Kaiba, and even the Plana are surprised by this. Now here’s the thing: HOW DOES KAIBA FIGHT IT OFF?


Well, we see him talk about his databases and the Crystal Cloud, and the Japanese dialogue says if you’re a duelist you have to register your deck to maintain residency in Domino. He literally has the entire world datachecking for him on a regular basis. Where Diva’s datachecking is magical, Kaiba’s is technological–but they’re evenly matched.


So now we go back to the armbands.


Kaiba misremembers them. Maybe he intuits them from his subconscious past memories; maybe he extrapolates them from the whole “he was a pharaoh” thing. At any rate, Kaiba’s memories are fucked. He even tells us as much: the rant in EN about his scars and how Atem humiliated him? Not there in JP. In fact it’s the exact opposite–he’s praising Atem to the high heavens for his dueling and his personality, and if you think about it a little harder you realize he’s feeding information to the system that powers the new Solid Vision to create the AI. He’s actively datachecking the AI against his own memories, and when he realizes he’s reached the limits of his own imagination–that the real Atem would have an out for the situation he’s created, but that he can’t imagine it–he’s hurt and disappointed and screams for Atem to “vanish.” If he can remember Atem’s deck in error, surely he can remember something as inconsequential as an armband in error.


So now you have Jyonouchi in the other dimension. He’s dying. Any moment he’s going to vanish–and then Atem appears, with the armbands. Did the animators fuck up? Was he supposed to have those same bands as pharaoh, to tie his two images together, and someone forgot them?


The answer is no to both.


At the precise moment that Jyonouchi is dying, Kaiba is in Yuugi’s shop picking up the Millennium Puzzle.


Jyonouchi needs a memory that exists in a different dimension. Not the one he just left, but a different one altogether. A memory that touches him. Someone connected to him, but not existing in the real world, because that world is now demonstrably false.


There’s one man who exists under those conditions, and at the precise moment that Jyonouchi needs that man, there’s one other man who’s datachecking him.


The armbands are there because it’s Kaiba’s mostly-complete, but slightly faulty, datacheck that allows Atem to exist in that moment. Jyonouchi is seeing the real Atem, but the real Atem as seen by someone else. The armbands exist because Kaiba remembers them existing, just as Atem is shown as Yami no Yuugi because Kaiba remembers him as Yami no Yuugi.


Yeah.


Kaiba indirectly saves Jyonouchi. With his mind. And his obsessive-compulsive databases.


Okay, shippers, you’re welcome. *salutes*

anonymous asked:

After me and my ex broke up I had a bit of a "slut" phase, nothing to radical at the time, but tbh pretty much every girl goes through it. I was fucking this guy (who was 22) on & off for a few weeks until he told me he had feelings for someone else who happened to be a friend of mine. So a week later I was drunk and had started speaking to his younger brother (who was 20) just as friends at first, and it escalated to me fucking him as well. Literally the most shameful thing I've done.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE AOS WRITERS LAID THE PERFECT FOUNDATION FOR A POTENTIALLY EPIC REDEMPTION ARC TIED TO A LOVE STORY CHARACTERIZED BY TRAGIC PASTS AND DEEP CONNECTION AND NEW UNDERSTANDING BUT THEY THREW IT IN THE GARBAGE (AND FOR WHAT? FOR WHAT??) AND JUST NOW REALIZED WHAT THEY HAD AND LOST TO THE POINT THEY WRITE A LITERAL AU VERSION OF WHAT THE CHARACTER COULD AND SHOULD HAVE BECOME BEFORE THEY COMMITTED EVERY FORM OF CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ON HIM AND WASTED THE GOOD THING THEY HAD GOING? (yes framework!ward is a mere band-aid over 2 seasons worth of incredibly shitty writing but his arc practically reeks of regret and we know we screwed the pooch with him here’s some actual decent closure for the character it’s the best we could do under the circumstances.)

anonymous asked:

What's your favorite thing about RWBY?

The characters. Like…I’m not sure any other show I’ve ever watched would have been able to keep me around after what happened to Pyrrha. I loved her and that shit hurt bad, but RWBY has so many damn good characters. It’s literally hard for me to make a list (and I’ve been asked before) of like…top 10 or top 5 because it’s interchangeable in so many places. I give a lot of credit to Monty/Miles/Kerry for creating such well rounded and thought out characters. They have layers and dynamic personalities with good backstories and so much life. 

That’s the heart and soul of the show, for me a least. It’s why I don’t pick apart fight scenes or animation or even plot points, because I love these kids and am excited to see where they go and what the do for he next 10+ volumes :) 

it’s crazy how fast i’ve lost interest in riverdale. It literally never happens to me to lose interest that quickly, something must have gone really wrong in this show and it’s a shame because the cast it’s actually interesting but the storyline is so freaking boring and slow that i literally cannot tell you a single storyline i’m interested in. I’m even thinking about watching this season but stop here but sometimes the CW starts badly but if the show goes well they fix things, idk i’m really bummed right now, it had potential. And the funny thing is that 70% of the people that were super excited about it when it started like me are saying the same thing so there must be some truth behind it

iM FREAKIN OUT YOU GUYS. I JUST FOUND OUT I WON THE POETRY AND UPPER DIVISION ENGLISH PAPER AWARDS AT MY SCHOOL? I WON MONEY. HOW IS THIS HAPPENING. HOW. MY POETRY PORTFOLIO WAS FULL OF TYPOS. I LITERALLY EMAILED THEM TWICE TO SAY THERE WERE TYPOS IN MY THING. I THINK I’VE BEEN PUNKED??

anonymous asked:

i kind of feel like the fact that Sana and Even knew each other and pretended not to is gonna hurt Isak more than whatever happened at bakka .. it's one thing to not be told an incident from the past but actively being lied to by your friend and boyfriend, that's gotta sting. also: we got to know sana as a no bullshit kinda gal, her immediate reaction to the possibility of W having a new gf was to tell Noora so kudos to her for respecting Evens wish to keep whatever happened a secret for so long

if you think this would’ve played out differently when this would’ve been a season about even…. it wouldn’t have

swansorceress  asked:

top 5 captain swan moments

oh god there’s so many where to even begin???? this list literally changes every day but here’s a list based off captain swan moments that made me lose my shit

1. THE SCENE™ NEED I SAY MORE????

2. CAPTAIN SWAN MOVIE!!!!!!! REALLY THE WHOLE THING BELONGS ON HERE BECAUSE THIS WAS TRULY AN ICONIC MASTERPIECE AND WE WILL NEVER BE SO BLESSED AGAIN

3. PROPOSAL 2.0!!!!!! I HAD WAITED 5 YEARS FOR THIS MOMENT AND IT FINALLY HAPPENED AND IT WAS PERFECT AND I’M STILL CRYING ABOUT IT

4. DECKHAND HOOK. THE SEXUAL TENSION IN THIS SCENE ALONE MADE ME LOSE MY SHIT FOR WEEKS LIKE PLEASE JUST STARE AT THIS GIF FOR 5 MINUTES AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHY ITS ON MY TOP 5 LIST

5. NEVERLAND KISS BECAUSE OFC. THEY’VE SHARED A LOT OF KISSES AND I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM BUT NOTHING WILL EVER COMPARE TO THE MOMENT OUR LITTLE CRACKSHIP FANTASY BECAME A REALITY. THE START OF IT ALL!!!

ask me top 5 anything!

dandylion240 replied to your post “goatkibble replied to your photoset “Oh my, Levi snickered as he…”

I hate to say it because I really do like Levi but he does have other similarities to Tobias. Like making a move on Archer when Archer’s relationship with Tobias was at it’s lowest. Kind of like Tobias did with Archer when things weren’t working so well with Levi all those years ago.

While I guess I agree with your words, I don’t agree with the point you are trying to make. Yes, that is happening. What is being dismissed are the bigger details like.. Archer had already decided that his marriage with Tobias was over. Levi isn’t “stealing” him away from anyone. This isn’t a relationship at it’s lowest; it is literally the end of a marriage. And technically, Archer so easily giving in when Levi is so unsure about Shane doesn’t make him much better. The difference is that not only do both Levi AND Archer see the connection, they can admit that it’s happening. And as selfish as it may be, Levi will even admit that he is getting some kind of thrill out of getting his man back after the guy who got between them fucked things up. Levi didn’t have to persuade Archer to cheat. Tobias fucked his relationship up all on his own *shrugs*

y’know how in fanart sometimes we draw gods and goddesses wearing modern clothing? the exact thing happened during the fuckin renaissance because people wanted the gods of old to be relatable to the common man. that’s why ares/mars is depicted in full plate armor vs. anything appropriate for the greco-roman era and zeus/jupiter + hera/juno are dressed like they’re kings and queens of whatever country they’ve been frescoed in. gods and goddesses - and bible folks too - were literally depicted in “modern au” settings because of that relatability. and we continue to do that today and that’s rad.

Ummmmm so do these intense animal rights laws where I live actually help put pets in good homes, or do they just prevent/discourage people from adopting who otherwise would? Like I don’t doubt that doing background checks, multiple home inspections, interviews, and spending a bunch of in-shelter sessions with the pet before you adopt it would do some good, but I can’t think of very many people who’d be willing to go through a 2-3 month process just for the CHANCE to adopt a cat or dog, when in literally any other city in the country you can walk into a shelter and spend less than an hour there for a GUARANTEED adoption. 

Like I’m sorry but it gets to a point where animal rights laws become overkill and defeat their intended purpose in the first place. The main thing I can see happening because of these laws is just more and more pets permanently living in foster homes for their entire lives, because anyone who’s already been through a pet adoption process before knows this is too much for their own time/energy/money when there’s no guarantee that they’ll even end up with anything in the end. It’s so much easier to just go one town over for a day than to go through this process for at least 3-4 weeks, unless you want a very specific pet that happens to be in a shelter/foster home in this city. 

If you’re unsure of the steps I’ve had to take so far and the future necessary steps I’ll be taking, read my previous post. And keep in mind that I’ve been in the process for over a week, and haven’t even gotten to MEET the cat I want yet, much less spend quality time with her in her current home. And guess what? I don’t know when/if I’ll even be ALLOWED to meet her, because this all depends on a home inspection set for tomorrow.

I understand laws to protect pets, but this is absolutely ridiculous. Am I adopting a cat, or a human CHILD?!

anonymous asked:

Congratulations you missed the entire point of the scientific method, it is to improve theories with further evidence and research, due to your dogmatic style you treat the science of the past like a religion, i bet you believe the sun still spins the earth, sex has been redefined due to research and truth is one sided, you are against truth, go read a good scientific article by Nature, preferably "sex redefined"

Because redefining things that have been understood for centuries happens all the time.

You mean to tell me that some guy with a bachelors in mechanical engineering knows the climate better than people who spent their whole lives measuring temperatures and climates? That he’s the one who understands sex better than literally every other civilization that’s ever existed on the face of the earth? Only just now is the entirety of the human biological binary proven (somehow) to be completely wrong and really there’s no rules?

I don’t buy that, and certainly not from some hack with a Netflix series and zero proven evidence.

Why I think Savitar is H.R.

So after this new episode I was facing wild conflict over who I thought Savitar was, but have come to a personal conclusion as to why it could be H.R.

1) This show is pretty popular for introducing the villain at the start of the season, opening up options for either Julien or H.R., but I don’t really have any reason to believe it’s Julien.

2) H.R. is nice. Like, too nice.

3) At first, like others who were speculating, it seemed as if Savitar could be Ronnie, but I realized this wouldn’t really make sense. Why? Because we find out that future Wally finding out who this was literally sent him into shock, and this would never happen if it were Ronnie, since he literally never met him. Whoever Savitar is, they’re close to Wally, and who trained him, H.R.

4) Remember when H.R. had that weird pen recording thing, and was just straight away dismissed as “writing a book” without further question? You can’t tell me that’s not shady.

5) This person has big feet, we could see this in the end of the episode, which pretty much rules out Cisco to be honest.

6) And finally, there is something I noticed. If you pause the scene with Savitar’s reveal at just the right time, you see the edge of a long black coat. You know who wears a coat, as well as long black pants?  THIS GUY VVVV

also for some reason I think the drumsticks are involved in this, it just seems weird to me that he always has them?

anonymous asked:

Hey what would you say was the lowest point of your life and how did you overcome that? x

Hmmm….I’ve had a lot of points I’ve considered to be low because, that’s life, and we need them to grow :) But I’d say this past fall or spring of my freshman year…I remember laying on my bedroom floor both times in different bedrooms crying to my mom on the phone wondering if the pain I had been feeling for so long would ever subside (of course, I knew this answer, but you’re not thinking rationally when you are incredibly down and sad and lost and hopeless). Both times A LOT of things were not going my way at all but what got me through………PRAYERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR like I literally cannot say this enough!!! Prayer and faith and talking to God and putting my faith and trust into Him and the universe knowing very well that these things had to happen in order to lead me to somewhere greater. My family (parents, brother, extended relatives), my close friends, being outside in nature, RUNNING, and doing my best to keep a sense of humor and be productive was what helped me the most :) I just had to keep moving forward and know that things would fall into place, as they always do. Love you.

anonymous asked:

but speaking of that Jane & Alec's time line really confuses me? Like 800-ish A.D. England? I can't find one instance of a witch burning in that time frame, I don't know if I'm just missing something really obvious, since I'm not used to researching historical sources and things, but it's literally bothered me since I read the guide a few months ago I just??????? I'm so confused

You’re not wrong! 800 C.E is a really weird time in history for a witch-hunt to occur. 

During that time, most religious authorities actually stated that witches weren’t real and that believing in witches was a forbidden pagan superstition. In short, a priest or a member of the nobility condemning Jane and Alec is vanishingly unlikely. (I mean, witch-burnings did happen in Scotland in that rough time period because the king ordered them, but those were for political reasons rather than genuine fears.)

I’m totally going to do the bad academic thing and cite Wikipedia, but here goes: according to the linked entry, there was some tension between the Church’s overall no-witches stance and what people were doing in practice. There’s the example of Paris where, if people felt that an accused witch wasn’t being punished appropriately by the authorities, they could take the law into their own hands. I suspect something similar happened to Jane and Alec. 

I like to think that the twins came from this tiny village that nobody cared about. As a result, they were entirely at the mercy of their fellow citizens, with no higher authority to whom they could appeal. Their neighbours basically reverted to pagan superstitions and, knowing that no-one really concerned themselves with their system of justice, burned the twins. It was aberrant and probably heretical, and maybe they would have gotten in trouble with the king of their region, but hey. Who would check on Jane and Alec?

Still… that’s a stretch. SM has a tendency to play fast-and-loose with historical events, and it’d be much more convincing if the twins were from the early Renaissance.

hotcocoaandwarmblankets  asked:

Hi, I just found your blog today and I'm genuinely happy that at least someone in this fandom has their head in the right place... Most people don't understand that 99,999% of what goes on is buisness related... By the way, did you study law or anything? You seem to know a lot of what is going on and, not related to anything else, do you have a twitter account, if so I would like to follow you, I am way more active on there and I would appreciate to see you react to things as they happen

hey thanks my friend - it’s always nice to hear some legit encouragement. i didn’t study law lol i’m sure a lawyer or industry insider would laugh at some of my inaccuracies. But i’m genuinely really interested in the music business - like the whole way it functions and the injustices of it. i’d already read a few things before, but when the ‘literal slaves’ thing came out it really encouraged me to go and educate myself more and also help others to understand. A lot of my info comes from reading different articles and also the most a really good book i found on the basics of the music industry - ‘All you need to know about the music business’ - its in my resources section if you want to look it up. it’s really great. E.g. i read a section in there about loan-out corporations and because i read that i was able to tell people what this Lauren Jauregui Music inc thing is all about. it’s so satisfying when you can apply stuff you’ve read to real life situations. I have twitter but i don’t realy use it to tweet things - but always feel free to chat on tumblr if you like. Tumblr is much nicer lol