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hello guys!!! this is part 3 of my english language masterposts all about narrative + descriptive essays to help you out, enjoy :]

  • consists of a series of events, either imaginary or based on your own experience, in a vivid descriptive style
  • may be written in the first person [I/we] or in the third person [he/she, etc] + often includes the thoughts, reactions etc of the main character[s], describing the action as if seen through their eyes.

a good narrative should consist of:

  • an introduction which sets the scene to create an interesting mood/atmosphere to make the reader want to continue reading, and/or begins dramatically to capture the reader’s attention [mystery/suspense]
  • a main body which develops the series of events clearly, gives vivid descriptions of the people/places involved etc..
  • a conclusion which completes the story perhaps in an unexpected way. may describe people’s feelings/reactions, the consequences of what happened etc…

points to consider:

  • before starting to write, consider a suitable story outline, then a detailed plot [use what, who, when, why, + how]
  • writing techniques include the use of vivid description of people, places, objects etc
  • narratives usually occur in the past therefore you should use a variety of past tenses [eg: past continuous sets the scene, past simple is used for main events, past perfect is used to describe an event before the main event[s]
  • consider the sequence of events + use time words such as: before, after, then, in the beginning, later, in the end, until, while etc…

1. describing people

should consist of:

  • an introduction giving brief information about who the person is, where/how you met them, how you heard about them etc…
  • a main body which may include descriptions of physical appearance, personality/behaviour, manner/mannerisms, and/or details of the person’s life/lifestyle [hobbies, interests, everyday activities etc…]
  • a conclusion in which you comment on why the person is of interest, express your feelings/opinions concerning the person, etc…
  • you may also be asked to explain why this person is successful/admirable/unusual
  • start each paragraph with a topic sentence which summarises the paragraph

points to consider:

  • to describe physical appearance, give details of a person’s height/build, age, facial features, hair, clothing etc…moving from general to specific
  • to describe personality + behaviour, support your description with examples of manner and mannerisms
  • to describe life, lifestyle + beliefs, you should talk about the person’s habits, interests, profession, daily routine, opinions, etc…
  • if the title of the essay asks you to describe a person related to the present [eg: a person who is unusual] describe the person in present tenses + vice versa with titles that mention the past
  • the use of descriptive vocabulary and a variety of linking words + structures make your writing more interesting so use them!!
  • make sure you interpret the task well, do not describe every aspect of a person + make sure to not ignore the key words

2. describing places/buildings

should consist of:

  • an introduction giving brief information about the name + location of the place/building stating the reason why you chose to write about it
  • a main body giving both general and specific details about the place [moving from general features to specific ones]. refer to landscape, buildings, landmarks etc.. to give the overall impression of the place then give a detailed description of surroundings
  • a conclusion in which your express your feelings/opinions concerning the subject + give a recommendation
  • you may also be asked to explain why a particular place is important for you

points to consider:

  • descriptions of places/buildings may include factual information such as age, size, colour, materials etc…, details relating to the senses to suggest mood/atmosphere + opinions/impressions of the place
  • each aspect should be presented in a separate paragraph with a clear topic sentence
  • present tenses are normally used when writing for a tourist brochure/magazine article. past tenses are used when describing a visit to a place/building. first + second conditionals [will/would] can be used when you describe your ideal city/house etc… + use the present when giving factual information about a place

3. describing objects

  • give accurate information concerning the size + weight, shape, pattern + decoration, colour, origin and material. you can give necessary information in separate sentences

4. describing festivals/events/ceremonies

should consist of:

  • an introduction in which you mention the name/type, time/date, place + reason for celebration
  • a main body where you describe preparations for the event + the event itself
  • a conclusion where you describe people’s feelings or comments on the event

points to consider:

  • when you describe annual events, present tense is used + style is formal
  • however, when giving an account of an event you witnessed or took part in, past tenses are used + style can be less formal. the passive is frequently used to describe preparations/activities which take place
  • use descriptive vocabulary to set the scene + describe the atmosphere

+ my masterposts:

hope this helps some more of you with your essays, my dears <3 let me know if i can help with anything else 

-helena xx

14 Times Shows Brought Your Heart Beating

4 Lions Films production house along with producer Gul Khan has given the Indian television some of the best and most successful shows with an international following. Every girl is guilty of watching one or the other of these shows at some point. What with the hot-shot heroes and the perfect families (or not so perfect at that). This list includes a long list of shows : Dil Boley Oberoi, Ishqbaaz, Qubool Hai, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Du, Geet Hui Sabse Parayi etc, etc. The list is long and beautiful.

Here are 14 things you will truly relate to if you have ever been the audience of anyone of these :

1. It’s all about money, money, money !! 

Our heroes are fucking rich. Richer than Ambani. A direct competition to Christian Grey. They never go to their offices. We have never seen their workplace. One of the perks of being extremely rich I guess. But anyways, the bottom line is that they are rich whereas our heroines … Well, our heroines are either middle-class-somehow-earning-a-bit-to-exist or totally-in-debt-but-too-proud-to-do-anything moneyless.

Originally posted by indeliblemidnight

2. Tenu suit suit karda !!

Our hero lives, sleeps and breathes in a three piece suit. That is all that adorns the body of our Indian Adonis.

Originally posted by snowberrys

And our heroines, synonymous to what we prefer to call “Chamkili”. All glittery and shiny, ALWAYS.

Originally posted by kuchkhaasrishtey

3. Akele hum akele tum !!

It’s sad but true that our protragonists stand alone in the crowd. They have families but no parents. They have either had no parents or lost them at a young age, very young age.

Originally posted by tereishqmeinawari

Being orphans (almost always) is what brings them together.

4. Aasteen ka saanp !!

Our villain is a part of the hero’s family ( another heartfelt “Always”). He will always blackmail the heroine/ hurt the heroine’s family/ try to break a marriage.

Originally posted by magiical-momentx


And yes, our hero is the ultimate saviour.

5. Ye kya hua … Accidental Husband !!

Somehow our heroes believe in accidental/ forced marriages. now that is a totally different issue that since its our leads, they have got to fall in love.

Originally posted by khwaabtu

After all, “shaadi byah ke maamle mein aate mei namak jitna jhooth toh chalta hai .”

6. Hai naak pe jo gussa !!

Our heroes always start as cold and calculating masters of their own universe, taking decisions for everyone.

Originally posted by phela-phela-pyaar-hai

And our heroine is a chubbly, bubbly, always happy, drama queen.

Originally posted by baefikre

But in the end, our cold and calculating, master of the universe has got to fall for the drama queen. (Otherwise, makers won’t consider it a love story now, would they !)

Originally posted by staycalmandshipdelena


7.Thappad se dar nhi lagta saab …. Pyaar se lgta hai !!

Our heroes are scared of love and the heroines consider it their moral duty to teach them all there is about love.

Originally posted by tellywoodtrash

You see, our machoistic heroes aren’t afraid of anything. Anything except love.

8. Anjaana sa puraana qissa koi … Meri kahaani !!

Hero ki backstory is like ghee in fire. Either it ends everything before it starts or it burns down everything that it touches.

Originally posted by rk-pc

Our hero had a girl/ family. They either die or leave him forcing him to not believe in the concept of love anymore. And then enters the person who will make him fall in love.

Originally posted by ambar-pe-milte-hain

Happily ever after begins …!

Or not.

9. Aap devil ke peechey, devil aapke peechey … Too much fun !!

*In a very serious, conspiracy wali voice* Hero gets to know that someone is trying to hurt his lady love/ family. He goes after them. He doesn’t know that villain is in the family. He keeps on digging and ends up being kidnapped.

Originally posted by buyuluduslerbahcesi

And obviously, it is understandable after watching Indian daily soaps for eons tht the heroine gets to save him, make a place for herself in his heart, get injured and let the hero know of the truth in the process. *Phew ! Tough job.*

10. Agar wo mujhse pyaar karti hai toh paltegi !!

Our leads have a very strong “dil se dil tak” wala heart to heart connection. After all, they are in love. And henceforth, the heroine gets to know hat something is wrong with the hero even if she is in the bedroom and the hero is in an airplane. And vice versa.

Originally posted by manchalaa-teri-ore

Always present to save the day !

11. Kya karein kya na karein ye kaisi mushkil haye !!

Our heroes are sinerely, truly, very deeply, sex deprived. One is refused by her Mrs. to consummate their marriage (basically she refused the sex) because they didn’t have “pheras” to be “completely married”. 

Poor hero, he had to go through the entire big, fat, Indian wedding ka jhamela again only to bed a girl who is already his wife.

Originally posted by teamksg

The other one never had any romance in her life except bollywood movies which taught her every road trick except again, romance. So basically, she has to take the lead and ruin every try that the hero does to come close.

Originally posted by kuchkhaasrishtey

12. *In his head* Tum mujhe yu he dekhti rahi toh mujhe tumse pyaar ho jaaega !!

Our hero has got to maintain his reputation of being cold and calculative and mean and he has to impress the girl too. So, what does he do ?

Well, he secretly does cheesy stuff to see her smile. Covering her with a blanket when she’s asleep, making sure that she gets all her favourites and other things without allowing her to know its him etc. etc. He even fights the goons for her when he feels extra … Extra happy/ in love.

Originally posted by jab-bana-uska-hi-bana-blog

After all, it’s her smile that matters.

13. Hero ki guide !!

Our every hero has a guide. Someone from the family who helps him understand the difference between good and bad, right and wrong.

Originally posted by let-me-be-your-home

And also, she needs to make sure that the hero treats the heroine well. After all, she is the “ghar ki izzat”.

14. Baahon mei chali aa oo !!

Well, it is the moral duty of every Indian naari on the daily soaps to atleast once fall in the arms of their beloved. It can be anywhere. In the office, while making a rangoli, while saving the hero’s family which is yet to be hers.

Originally posted by azurelakes

Anywhere, anytime.

Well, many of these might sound cliched but a girl can never resist a GK/ 4LPH hero ! -xoxo

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i wonder if having a foot fetish makes you a more successful person, sorta like how religion gives people stability and hope and a community

Class Feature Friday: Greed Phantom (Spiritualist Emotional Foci)

A lot of things can tie a soul to the mortal plane, most often, it is strong emotion or trauma. However, some linger here because of obsession with a certain vice. Today, I present to you the first of a short series of “sin” phantoms from Occult Realms: The Greed Phantom.

In context of the Golarion Setting, sin phantoms represent a form of immortality sought out by certain mages in the ancient Thassalonian Empire, whose obsession with magic and the association it had with virtue and vice made the act of surviving one’s empire by becoming a phantom a tempting prospect.

Outside of that setting, however, sin phantoms might just be particularly sinful souls who never actually did anything condemning enough to cause them to rise as undead. As it stands, Occult Realms presents three sin phantoms, pointing out that the sins of wrath, sloth, and envy could simply be reskinned anger/hate, despair, and jealousy phantoms respectively. The only sin that doesn’t receive a sin phantom in some form is gluttony, due to its association with necromancy, and therefore, implying that the vast majority of gluttony-affiliated persons simply become undead. However, one could simulate a gluttony phantom with the necrologist archetype.

Regardless, greed phantoms are, by nature, beings of covetous desire, Wealth, power, or simply more of whatever they desired. While their ability to interact with such things is limited now, they know that they can still acquire such things using their spiritualist as a proxy. (Possibly a good use of the haunted archetype there)

Greed Phantoms are usually a golden or yellow color, or perhaps whatever color is most commonly associated with currency in the region they came from, and they often appear opulent, or make the sounds of jangling coins when moving.

As greedy individuals in life, it only makes sense that these phantoms are well-informed on things of great value, and can both appraise objects, as well as aid their spiritualist in identifying magic items.

Vicious and uncaring of life, particularly that which gets in the way of their desires, these phantoms strike with the intent to slay, their strikes having the potential to be particularly lethal.

Eager to take all that they can, these phantoms even absorb magical energy from the spells of their spiritualist, gaining the same effect as the spiritualist when they cast such a spell on themselves.

As an extension of that, these phantoms can even widen their magic-absorbing power, gaining the effects of the spells that others cast within a certain range.

Furthermore, these spectral misers are not content to just let strong magic go, and if defeated and forced back into the ether, these phantoms can use their spiritualists as a sort of magical coffer, transferring beneficial spells to them upon being banished, where they continue on until they run out, as normal.

Considering a buff-centric party? This phantom can benefit greatly, absorbing multitudes of buff spells from others even as they are being cast on other members of the party, or even stealing buffs from foes as well! I would consider a buffing spiritualist build, with a minor in combat, since they might end up having to face off against foes themselves as well.

Wealth and power are the name of the game for these phantoms, and they’ll be damned if a little thing like dying is going to keep them from what they want. As such, these phantoms may be overbearing and insistent on pursuing their goals, regardless of whether their spiritualist is haunted or not.

 

A treasure hunting expedition goes sour when the goblin hireling Bulpog accidentally dropped an ornate vase, causing the opulent greedy phantom of the tomb’s owner to break free, immediately possessing the first convenient vessel, Bulpog himself. How, the poor goblin has a very unpleasant tenant inside his head, demanding luxuries and bemoaning the lowly status of its host.

In life, a power broker for both mortal and outer affairs, the barrister Mackaron thought that dying would be the end of his latest contract with the forces of the beyond. Imagine his horror, then, to be reborn a phantom imbued with his own greed. Now he finds himself a target of psychopomps and marut inevitables on one side, and hunted by a team of kolyarut bounty hunters on the other.

Some say the Gilded Serpent is an exotic statue of a serpent coated in gemstones the way a reptile is covered in scales, some say it is something magical in nature, or a cult devoted to some obscure aspect of the snake god. In truth, however, the Gilded Serpent was a Nagaji woman who rose to power in the heyday of the naga empire, rivaling her serpentine creators in political power. Now, however, she lingers as an unfettered phantom, jealously guarding her past wealth.

Enstars: Dengeki Girl’s Style March 2016

Released in February 2016.

Yumenosaki Academy’s Club Journal part 5
Archery Club: The Source of Riot

Story by Happy Elements
Illustration by Gao Yuzuki


Yuzuru: Weather as good as today would certainly motivate anyone to practice, wouldn’t you say?

Tsukasa: Indeed. It has been a while since we had such a clear weather. It could easily let one lose their focus.

Yuzuru: Fufu, it’s a good thing that the Vice President is not present. Sluggish behavior at the archery dojo is one of many sources of his lectures.

Leo: Aaaaaahhhhh, my inspiration! It’s disappearing! Anyone, give me something I can use to write with! Don’t steal that miracle away from me!!

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Nate: Sophie. Who exactly can get into a government facility on short notice?
Sophie: The President, the Vice President, any of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and any member of Congress.

Throughout Leverage, several characters have a “She’s scary” moment as they watch Sophie do her thing, that is ingratiate herself seamlessly and effortlessly into someone’s life (even without prior contact), but this exchange between Nate and Sophie in “The Big Bang Job” was maybe mine when I took a second to think about it.

First, Sophie knows off the top of her head who has access to government facilities in the United States. This isn’t even her native country. The USA is a foreign country to her, but she just happens to know these rules–why? At what point in her conning, scheming, researching did Sophie think to herself: Hey, I need to know who can get into U.S. government facilities without question?

Second, that Nate assumed that Sophie would know this. Nate himself didn’t have this knowledge sitting in his own big head–he asked Sophie because he needed to know. He just knew she’d know. It’s scary Sophie did know and scary that Nate just accepts that she’d be harboring the knowledge.

Sophie, Parker, and Hardison all specialize in covert access. Parker is about breaking and entering, getting past physical security means by stealth. Hardison hacks technology, burning past firewalls and digital protections. Sophie hijacks people; she infiltrates by slipping behind people’s walls of trust. She always wants the “juicy details” on people: information about relationships, connections, hobbies, and habits.

But this moment let us look into how Sophie understands systems, hierarchies, and status, not just people on an individual level. When Eliot does the con, he is usually someone of low status, negative power–and he does it well. Sophie is the group’s grifter because she can modulate and adapt with ease. Does she need to come on aggressively and intimidate from a superior position as a Congresswoman or member of the British peerage or does she need to be the janitor lady to get past the front desk or the put-upon saleswoman who gets harassed by her boss? Sophie’s preferred exit and entrance is the front door, and she can only use it uninterrupted if she’s the right person for a given situation.

Sophie exploits the unfairness and disparities in the systems of social norms and expectations. And she can because, well, she’s a bad guy. She’s not out to fix the system or expose its shortcomings–she’s there to exploit the chinks in the system to her advantage and benefit. To do that, you have to know how all of those things work. And, apparently, Sophie knows how it works very well.

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2016: Year in Review ⇾ Craig Sager at the ESPYS

Craig Sager received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at The ESPYS. Vice President Joe Biden presented the award, calling him “a man of courage and loyalty with a hell of a team behind him.” He missed 11 months while undergoing treatment for leukemia and a bone marrow transplant from his son before returning to his position on the sideline during TNT’s NBA coverage in March 2015. But he revealed in an interview with HBO in April that his cancer was no longer in remission.

Head Canon

Daryl goes back to the funeral home that he and Beth stayed in. He’s looking for her journal and finds it on the ground outside. He reads it to feel close to her again, believing she’s gone forever (because he would never invade her privacy like that of he thought she was still alive).

The entries remind him of her hope, faith, and strength. At first, she wrote about how lonely it was because he wouldn’t speak to her, and how she could tell he was afraid even if he refused to admit it. She expressed her frustration with his silence and unwillingness to do anything but simply exist.

She goes on to talk about how much better things had gotten between them, how much she admired his skills, and how happy she was that he was teaching them to her. She wrote about how sweet he was despite his tough exterior. She mentioned how relieved she was to have found a safe place to stay. Daryl smiles as she recounts the way he impatiently picked her up and carried her to the table. His eyes widen and he feels his heart stop momentarily as he reads about the “spark” she felt between the two of them. He’s surprised to learn that she secretly wanted to stay there with him for awhile even before he suggested it.

The last entry is a half written thank you note, and he’s reminded of that horrible night when she was taken from him. He closes the journal, carefully puts it in his pocket, and starts heading back to where the group is staying. Although she’s gone, he feels like he’s gotten a little piece of her back. He decides to keep it to himself. He figures no one else needs to know about the journal.

Just like no one else needed to know that he was going to read it every night after that.

shadowdreaming  asked:

Tumblr believes that ALL white people of ALL class groups have loads of power over EVERYONE. they believe that only white people can be racist. FALSE. 1. The most powerful person in America is African American. 2. The media had huge double standards (nick cannon white face barley mentioned in media) (Jay z "white men are the devil" necklace) 3. hate or violence is disgusting so the KKK is rightly hated and bashed however hate groups like the New black Panther Party are accepted.

You must be writing from an alternative universe, therefore you are proving that there is truth to the theory of the “butterfly effect”. 

According to this chart here, you might have disturbed a pattern where the region within Western Africa during the late 1800s realized that they were contributing to slavery. See, you send a thought through time that slightly altered the leader of the Diomande Tribe to plan what was called “sleeper agents” within his tribe in case of capture. Upon hearing words and abusive behavior, this will bring out the inner rage to destroy the aggressive force. 

The White people known as “slave captors” caught about 155 of these people. 65 went to a ship towards Haiti and the rest went towards America. Upon the seasoning of these men, the men had unleashed D’jango like characteristics such as learning to grab and shoot guns. 

One of the times, they decided to capture the US President at the time, James Buchanan, who in this timeline, was a bachelor, but in the timeline you saw, was actually a man who shot in the (HELLO) by one of the Diomande’s sleeper agents, therefore, he wasn’t able to bear any children. 

It was President Buchanan who decided to free the slaves, as he saw the humanity in one of the sleeper agents, paving the way for Lincoln to colonized the slaves into their own island. 

But then, the slaves decided to read and construct their own laws, eventually getting their way into Congress and slowly but surely obtain power in all branches… Executive Power, Legislative Power and finally Judicial Power. Clearance Thomas is a decent of the Diomande Tribe, causing havoc. 

Walt Disney’s genius, however, was a different story. With that flap of the wing, he actually was a rip off artist because his ideas originated from a man named Thomas Oga. Mr. Oga was a Black artist, that after Disney’s death, sued the Walt Disney company. He nearly bankrupted the company, but instead, under his leadership (and later, his family), made it into a dominating media darling. 

But that’s not all… with one flap of the Butterfly wing, Huey Newton, the leader of Black Panthers, was picked by Congressman Ronald Reagan as a running mate. This was the “bold direction” that caused Reagan to won the election, but with Newton deciding to step down as Vice-President for a modest position as head of CIA, which delist the Black Panthers as a terrorist group. This enabled Newton to empowered his Black Panthers, promoting them to it’s own division, called “Racial Action Committee for Equality” Under the CIA-RACE Initiative, they put the KKK, an organization that have 160 chapters in this reality, verses the New Black Panthers’ 45 chapters, on the terror list.

Yes, in this reality, Black people are the most powerful people and Whites are the new minority. Following the downfall of Barack Obama, NJ Senate Member Cory Booker will be selected to run with Hilary Clinton for the Clinton-Booker ticket in 2015. 

The plan is, from what I can tell you, is that Booker is going to be a Vice-President like Dick Chaney. According to fictional Vice-President Francis Underwood, “there are two types of vice presidents; doormats and matadors”. Booker is going to be that Matador. The reason why he’s going to do this is because he realized that the President’s seat is “Window dressing”. Let a White woman run the country. He’ll have the REAL power.

So, you’re correct… in this alternative timeline, Black people are more powerful.

So, you might be wondering… “why am I writing a fictional story to this ask?”

Simply because I thought it would be more entertaining than a gif.

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Planning the Transition

On August 8, 1974, longtime friend and former law partner Philip Buchen presented Vice President Gerald R. Ford with this memorandum outlining key decisions for him to make in preparation for his assumption of the Presidency.

Buchen had been working at the White House on the Domestic Council’s Committee on Right to Privacy and for several months had believed that President Nixon was likely to resign. Unbeknownst to Ford, he had formed a secret “transition team” that had been meeting for several months. Although the team hadn’t accomplished much by the time the Vice President learned of it on August 6, its work provided a starting point for what still needed to be done.

Vice President Ford used this memo to indicate his choices for several important transition staff members. He selected Donald Rumsfeld to take the lead on White House organization, Rogers Morton to be liaison with the Cabinet, Jack Marsh to be political liaison, and Bill Scranton to assist with personnel issues. He also notted additional groups he wanted to meet with in the first week of his administration.