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anonymous asked:

pls offer tips for writing starters?

hi, i don’t know how eloquent or sensible this is going to be, but i’ll try my best haha.    i guess from two viewpoints like, from me when i write starters, & me when i receive them ?

so a thing i tend to do when i write other people starters is camp on their blog a bit in their about page, their verses page if applicable, etc., to really read & comb through the details of their muse.    appearance, habits, anything.    the more the better.    the thing about characters & just people in general is that they’re always really unique, always really themselves, so if you tailor your inspiration to something connected to them like that, the starters can turn into unique & interesting circumstances to suit, you know ?    i find the less i know of a muse, the more the immediate idea that comes to my mind is a kind of generic like    …    my muse bumps into theirs oh no they dropped their coffee.    which can be cool, no hate, it just can get repetitive after a while.    so i really make sure i feel confident about knowing the muse to a point where i can imagine passing them by in real life, & linking possible circumstances to them.

that kind of ties into receiving starters as well, because if i get something that shows that someone went through the effort of looking into my character & taking into account their unique habits, i feel really chuffed.    it makes it that much more immersive for me, plus i’m excited to further explore these aspects of elyse i put effort into making.    so that always kind of makes my day.    in general though, i love any starter so long as there’s an opening for me to reasonably continue it.    if someone tells elyse to fuck off in their first sentence, she’s the type of person who’ll be like    “  okay i’m not going to waste my time with that  ”    , so either the thread goes around in circles with me trying to grasp a common lifeline to hang onto, or it kind of gets ended & that’s that.    that’s just a quick example, & also not entirely all-encompassing.    you can have someone tell someone else to fuck off while also providing an external situation that forces them to stick together narratively, so you give the other writer something to work with while staying true to your own character.    or not, man.    the way you write is ultimately entirely up to you, & there’s never really a wrong or right in the realm of something so subjective & varied.

in the end, & this is going to sound horridly cliché, but it’s true    –    have fun writing it.    if you have fun writing it, it’s going to be fun to write back to.    a common piece of advice to aspiring authors i see hanging around is to write the story you want to read, & i don’t think roleplay is exempt from the same magic.    so you do you, angel.    i think it’ll be fantastic either way. :)

anonymous asked:

your just butthurt that your faves are going to disband so stop defending the bad fans in your fandom (there are so many) and leave other groups alone

Sorry, who’s disbanding?

Also I’m guessing you’re referring to a conversation I had on Twitter. Well here is a link to the thread, go re-read it and tell me where I said anything at all bad about another group. I’m waiting. 

  • fanfic writer: *writing* Oh wow, they are going to love this. This is by far my best work!
  • fic: *witty lines* *perfect love making* *fluffy enough to kill us all* *a dash of angst, a smidgen of hurt/comfort*
  • fanfic writer: Oh man. This is it. This will be my legacy! *sweats into fic* *bleeds into fic* *cries into fic* *spends days perfecting the grammar and verbage and sex scenes* *has 15 betas look over it*
  • fanfic writer: Okay. It is finally time to release my baby on the world. Here you go fandom. You're welcome.
  • fandom: Ha, cute. *like* *kudos*
  • fanfic writer: :/
  • * * *
  • same fanfic writer: *writing* Whatever. This is shit, I don't even care right now. A singing squirrel? Sure, let's do it. Haha, cheesy lines that make no sense, sure. Grammatical errors out the wazoo? Why not. No one's going to read this piece of crap anyway, I literally wrote it on a scrap of 1 ply toilet paper with a broken yellow crayon.
  • fanfic writer: LOL *post*
  • fandom: OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER GRANTED US WITH, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE, OMG, I NEED A SEQUEL IMMEDIATELY, PLEASE. WHAT THE. I'M NOT EVEN WORTHY. *kudosrebloglikereccomment*
  • fanfic writer: *sigh*

anonymous asked:

poetry book recs, kind sir?

ooooooh YES!! 

ok so I’m going to leave out stuff that’s Too Obvious, which means a lot of this is niche (to me) or contemporary, and… I recently had a canary on twitter about how much ~*~modern~*~ poetry GETS MY GOAT. I’m reading a lot of New poets/collections this year purely because I… didn’t really read that much contemporary stuff before, and I thought I should branch out. (so far I’m dubious.) so, yes – obviously Plath, Blake, Hughes, Sappho, Eliot, Keats, Shelley, etc. etc. ad nauseum, The Greats, yadda yadda, here’s some others.

so far this year I’ve read (and ENJOYED - I’m not reccing the ones I wasn’t into/thought were pants, soz): 

  • Letters From Medea by Salma Deera
  • Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  • Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest (I actually LOVED this) 
  • Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics
  • War of the Foxes by Richard Siken (of YOU’RE SITTING IN A CAR WITH A BEAUTIFUL BOY, AND HE WON’T TELL YOU THAT HE LOVES YOU, BUT HE LOVES YOU fame) 

I’ve also read and loved:

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton
  • The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks and Other Doggerel by Terry Jones
  • Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Let Us Compare Mythologies by Leonard Cohen

my personal 10/10 all-time go-tos are:

  • Crush by Richard Siken (despite appearing on every single tumblr graphic between 2011 and 2013, it still gets me in the heart guts)
  • The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (which I have loved wholeheartedly since I was 17 years old)
  • pretty much any collection of Great War poetry: Up the Line to Death, Men Who March Away, Lads: Love Poetry of the Trenches (the Great War poets are my favourite. like, of all poetry, ever)

my favourite individual poems, as we’re on the subj, are: 

finally, a heads up: youtube literally anything by Brave New Voices, sit back, prepare to be Shook. ‘Transcript of Civil Rights’ by Shanita Jackson and Dakota Oder still DESTROYS ME five years later.

THERE YA GO. not much, but not nothing! enjoy!! maybe?!?

THE SIGNS AS THINGS I'VE SAID BEFORE
  • Aries: People hold hands? Psh I can't relate, I throw hands like a real man.
  • Taurus: [puts on fake glasses] It's time to read some hoes.
  • Gemini: Me actually liking someone? Sounds fake, I just like the validation that I'm not complete trash.
  • Cancer: I'm internally screaming right now because the one day I decide to wear makeup I keep crying. My eyelashes are clumping together and I cannot. I refuse.
  • Leo: Do you ever see the sun and you're like ... Man, I'd love to punch it because same. I want to punch the sun so hard. My only chance to be fist-kissed by a hottie.
  • Virgo: I feel bad that I don't recycle. I just can't be inspired to do it because I still feel terrible about life after doing so. [throws water bottle in recycling bin] Oh look, I still have depression!
  • Libra: I want to have a flowery aesthetic... I need a group of friends that are always willing to take pictures of frolicking through flower fields.
  • Scorpio: I love the fact that no one really knows anything about me, but it also makes me kind of sad at the same time. What is my legacy besides being the mysterious and hot one?
  • Sagittarius: The only person in this world who will never break my heart is education connection lady. She's still in 2009 singing about her education experience and I refuse to believe anything different.
  • Capricorn: I've spent 10 hours of my life listening to the education connection song. If I don't make it to college, then I may as well just die.
  • Aquarius: Other people around me are always like "I LOVE YOU! OMG, I LOVE YOU!" Meanwhile I'm just eating my imaginary popcorn thinking about how much I hate everyone.
  • Pisces: I'm eating five hour old chicken nuggets and I'm sad. I don't think I'll finish them... I have to throw them away... This is probably the worst thing I've ever done in my life.

yoga: yog’d

weepings: weeped

shower: showered

bad thoughts: thinked

tea: currently steeping

five minutes until bedtime, just wrapping up some self-care stuff for the day.

Other moms showing pictures on their phone: our youngest just turned 15 and our eldest is off to college to become an architect, they grow up so fast. I will say I’m glad we stopped when we did though, two was a bit of a handful haha.

Me, a cool tumblr mom: ha ha yea tell me about it.

Other moms: but you don’t have any???

Me: sure I do *whips out phone and starts scrolling through tumblr* this one is Julia, she’s 72 and she knits sweaters for homeless shelters, and this one writes unbeLIEVABLE stucky fanfic, just the Best ™. This one does amazing korassami fanart. This one is probably going to be president one day, this one is sad a lot but that’s okay we love them anyway, this one just came out as non binary and we love them unconditionally, this one is dealing with some awful health stuff but they’re coping so well I’m so proud, this one just got into community college and I cried I was so happy for them, this one keeps asking me Pratchett meta questions which is amazing. This one’s my ‘trashcan’ gay daughter and I love her, she’s not really a trashcan but she thinks it’s funny to call herself one so we humor her, we’re very proud of her, this one draws me fanart of my ocs which makes me happy, this one gets easily overwhelmed by social situations but they’re getting there, this one sends me bad books to read all the time, this one…

an anon requested rize and kaneki getting along in an au and i am weak (so weak) for florist/tattoo artist au’s

leonardo dicaprio + best screams


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EMERGENCY TRADITIONAL COMMISSIONS

ok so my computer is unusable now and I’m going to need a new one, so I’m doing commissions to try and get a little more money.

You can see the prices in the picture, I hope they’re not too high. :0 Sketches are done in pencil, then there’s the coloring styles

Markers:

this style has vibrant colors, but has risks with it. 1: There could be some blotches and streaks from the markers drying too quickly while drawing. 2: Colors are a bit limited due to the amount of markers I have.

Colored pencils:

this style isn’t quite as vibrant and tends to look a bit grainy (maybe someone would like that more) but there’s more colors available to me, and less chance of making mistakes

what I’ll need for you to commission me:
1: a reference of the character you want me to draw
2: your PayPal email (so I can send you an invoice)
3: what coloring style you’d like (only if you’re getting a colored one obviously)

Just message me if you’re interested! In case it wasn’t obvious I can’t send the physical thing in the mail or anything, so it’s pictures of the drawing, I hope that’s not a problem. :0 

Thank you for being interested, or just reading. If you could please reblog and share this around, even if you can’t commission me, I would greatly appreciate it!

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FAVE UNDERRATED BOOKS [2 / ?]
Half Bad || Sally Green

sometimes I think you’re still a prisoner. you’re not free of this place in your head, nathan. and you’re definitely not free of those people. they haunt you.

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DON’T LOOK AT ME PLS OMG
it gets a bit confusing to me coz i have a male oc that looks like how i draw zarya orz I FORGOT ZARYA’S TATTOOS IM SORRY

Noodle: “You know, I just finished reading Tank Girl, and I think–”
Murdoc: “Noodle, wait. Think very carefully about what you’re about to say.”
Russel: “Yeah, baby… You don’t want to say anything you might regret…”
Noodle: “Oh, stop being weird, you guys! It’s just an opinion.”
2D: “Noods, don’t do th–”
Noodle: “It was rubbish. I didn’t get it at all and the art was wonky as tits. Why did she fuck a kangaroo? How did she have a child with that kangaroo? Why–”
*the boys all shriek in horror as a giant celestial pencil crashes down through their roof and starts erasing her from existence as she screams in agony*

tea-and-tipulidae  asked:

So I don't want to be the client that's like "I know you're the expert that went to school for this, but I read about it on the internet so I know more than you." But I also know that sometimes I've disagreed with a vet on something that I'm PRETTY sure I'm right about (declawing, for example). How do I tell a good vet from a bad one? I go to one now that I think is pretty good, but I just wonder if I only think that because they agree with my preconceptions.

In medicine there are many shades of gray and multiple ways of doing something. Without the proper training it can be difficult to determine if something is “right” or not and the internet more often than not gets it wrong. Unfortunately now days it is very easy for something to get put up online that spreads and gets taken as gospel when it is far from the truth. I applaud people that take time to read up and learn but it isn’t the same as being trained in that subject. Reading something on the internet does not ever make anyone more knowledgeable than someone that went to school for a specific degree. Ever.

There a few things to look for though. Does your vet at least offer the very best medicine? That means if your dog is vomiting, a good vet will take a thorough history and suggest blood work or maybe radiographs.

A good vet always provides pain relief when an animal might be in pain.

A good vet will recommend testing a lump and not just look at it and say it’s fine. This is often where the internet and reality diverge. To most people the better vet is the one that simply gives medications and doesn’t bother with “expensive testing”, however without knowing what is wrong with your pet they are actually doing harm. Often the cheaper vets are truly not the better ones, they are simply perceived that way.

Good vets take time to answer questions and make you and your pet feel welcome and cared for. Good vets do this for all of their patients so sometimes will run late  because they are helping a client or have to ask you to email or call in with your other questions so they can move on to the next.

Good vets will refer you out to a specialist if they know they are not the best person to take care of your pet.

Good vets recommend preventative medicine like vaccines, fecal tests, annual blood work, etc.

Good vets truly care about your pet and when they know there is no other option, will suggest euthanasia to end any suffering.

Good vets don’t provide treatments or advice over the phone or internet without seeing your pet because they know they could do harm.

Good vets are often the ones that commit suicide because they simply cannot deal with the hatred and vitriol they are all too often treated to. Instead of sacrificing their morals ,they sacrifice themselves.

anonymous asked:

could you maybe tell me more about the predebut yoonmin flirting? always read that they were flirting so much in that phase but i don't really know anything about it. ^^'

so yoongi and jimin used to tease / mention each other a lot on twitter, e.g: 

[SUGA] While seeing Ppark Jjiminie’s washboard abs I think that I must do today’s laundry with Ppark Jjiminie’s abs 

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Some Death Flags Important Notes from Chapter 1-3

It’s scary how there’s so many of them. *warning* pls bear with my overthinker side.

  • So ZOOL is not formed /yet/ so far?
  • Is it just me but Momo distanced himself a bit from Yuki after he heard Banri saying “You were always by my side” to Yuki
  • and Yuki noticed it
  • Yuki’s identity crisis “am i really a river??”

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there are some respects (especially as regards worldbuilding) in which LOTR is a lot more nuanced and detailed than many later users of the genre conventions it helped popularize and so there’s some stuff that Tolkienesque fantasy gets criticised for that Tolkien himself doesn’t actually tend to do

there’s obviously plenty to criticise in LOTR itself, but it’s not always what seems obvious based on later examples of the genre, and it’s fascinating to see how those tropes have mutated

anonymous asked:

Hello, lovely Kat! I absolutely love your writing and I hope it's not too much of a bother, but can I ask about any of your head canons for Minato? For some reason I've just been in a very Minato-y mood, and I thought some inspiration might do me some good. If you don't want to that's fine! I understand your busy. I hope you have a lovely day XD

- What a Dork.

- Has no Chill ever at all. 

- So bad at naming things. SO bad. 

- Once stayed up for over 100 hours to read as many books as he could from the library and started hallucinating. 

- Once they rebuilt that section of the library he was permanently denied access.

- Rin makes most of her pocket money smuggling books out for him. 

- Highkey terrifying but doesn’t really realize it? 

- Forgetful

- Only not? 

- Can remember that one detail of an obscure jutsu that he read in the dark while insanely sleep deprived and dosed with like ten cups of espresso

- But not what he ate for dinner last night

- Sexual orientation is badassery 

- Romantic Idiot™

- He tries hard, but it usually ends in disaster.

- Spent most of the Academy planning out his wedding to whatever pretty powerful person he was in love with that week.

- Is always very Earnest about it and never means it any less no matter how many people he’s crushing on at once. 

- Is most of the reason why Jiraiya’s hair is white

- Jiraiya did nothing to deserve this okay

- (Tsunade and Orochimaru laugh For Days.)

- Taught himself Hiraishin at 13. 

- This should probably have been a Sign. 

- Jiriaya missed it, so it’s all his own fault that he’s Suffering. 

- Clearly, listening to Minato babble about his crushes is totally karma for Jiraiya inflicting his crushes on Orochimaru. 

- Originally wanted to be Hokage because the Hokage has access to all of the forbidden scrolls.

- Yes, he’s that much of a Nerd.