anonymous asked:

whats the difference between a "fast paced" and a "slow paced" scene? how do u make one or the other?

Think about pace in terms of movies. You know how there are scenes in a movie where a fight will be going on, physically or verbally, and things are happening quickly and you’re trying to follow it all, but it’s tough because things are happening fast. But then there are other points in the movie where it’s two characters sitting at a table over breakfast, and maybe they’re taking and maybe they’re not, and maybe the camera is focused on the jitter of her hands and the way the light comes through the back door on the kids’ hair. Things are slower, contemplative. The watcher is thinking about these characters and how events are impacting them. That’s the difference, Anon. Fast paced scenes are generally full of action and plot things happening or a quickly-moving conversation. Fast paced scenes are full of emotion in the reader and suspense. Slower paced scenes usually take their time showing what’s going on, describing things. Events may not happen in one paragraph, but rather over the course of three or four. There’s nothing wrong with either, and in fact, your narratives should have both. Even some types of scenes should alternate between them.

Your pace is determined by how fast events are happening and how fast your readers can read what’s written. That in mind, write your scenes to follow. Fast scenes have shorter sentences that have action-packed words in them to keep the reader’s eye moving across the page. Slower scenes will have longer sentences, larger words, things that slow a reader’s momentum. Take a look at my recent post on How Pacing Impacts Tone for some more ideas!

Thanks for asking, and sorry for the delay! -Pear

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a long-winded (sorry) shading tutorial requested by anon a while ago. i had to split it into separate pictures so it’s kinda blurry in some parts, but just view it on my blog and it should be okay. alternatively, the full, clear image is also on dA [here]. caution: soRRY FOR THE TYPOS!

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This is basically how I spend my afternoons #NotEvenSorry


How do different languages play with pitch to create differences in meaning? How do we tell where stress falls? In this week’s episode, we look at stress and foot structure: how languages use tone, pitch, and stress; how we can build different kinds of feet; and how where we place our stress can change the way we emphasize our sounds.

This is our first look in at stress and feet and tone and such, but it won’t be our last! Looking forward to hearing what people have to say. ^_^

And here is that #Thinline #DeeBeeCaster™ from the last post, mere minutes after getting it’s new neck attached. The aged and tinted #Allparts #neck fit perfectly and snugly into the neck pocket and no shims were required to make it nicely playable with low action. I’ll have to weigh the whole kit and caboodle again, but with it’s old neck it was below 6 lbs, and I don’t think the new neck is any heavier that the old one…so all’s I am saying is this is a groovy 5 lb-and-change, #surfgreen #tone machine, complete with deluxe f-hole! :D

Body by #Toronto’s own @maverick_guitar.

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