what i am reading now 2013

Jikook things.

I wanted to make this post to gather some suggestions that involve Jikook!
Especially for new people. ♡ 

YouTube channels - 

Filha de Jikook : amazing analysis work, incredibly logical person who doesn’t overanalyse or exaggerate things; her vids have Portuguese (I think?) text but with excellent English subtitles (totally worth it) → click

Kookmin World 2 : the person that started all of the analysis vids (as far as I know), had a channel with all the vids that you find around YouTube but is putting out new stuff now → click
Posts on Tumblr : @kookminworld0507

Tiffany MT : doesn’t have content on her channel now but tons of videos around YouTube are from her so I think she deserves credits for that.
Still, her channel → click

Twitter - 

Jikook Archiveclick

Jikook Dailyclick

Kookmin Botclick

Irrelevant to the info gathering but I am so obsessed with these two non-AU fics that honestly threw me out of my mind. I even started to confuse reality with what I read from these fics. 

Highly suggested fics - 

Riptide by peppermint_wind : “A three year story [2013-2016] of coming together, breaking apart, and putting each other back together again. Jeon Jungkook learns about change, growing up, and the hardships of falling in love with a friend.” → click

Comfort in Lies by UsagiFelton : “He had always known… his sexuality, that is. Not that it had been easy to accept, never that. However, Park Jimin was intent upon coping with that part of himself, after all who ever heard of a gay pop star? Besides, how hard could it be to hide?” (has Yoongi/Hoseok) → click
(warning: attempted rape) 

Originally posted by kookmint

anonymous asked:

Hi. I'm starting to approach my own long fic. And every fic I started in the past I ran out of steam. I want to finish some of them but cringe at my old writing style. How have you kept going with freight for three years?

Hi! First off, I want to say awesome! Long stories are some of the hardest to write, in my opinion, and I’m really proud of you for taking the plunge. Woo!

As for how I’ve kept going with Freight for the last three years, well–that’s kind of a tricky question to answer. I’ve grown so much as both a writer and a person since the original idea came popped into my head, and by extension my writing process has changed, too. There’s no quick fix or easy method to follow, I think, and tackling on a big project like Freight has definitely had it’s ups and downs. Everyone is different, so what I’ve found works for me might not work for you. But! That being said,  I’ll try to outline some of the things I do/have done!

  1. I’ve started dozens of big writing projects, only to drop them halfway through. My old FF.net account is proof of that–about half of the unfinished stories I haven’t deleted over the years are still sitting dormant in various fandom archives. It’s a natural thing, I think–something every writer goes through. We jump into a story and hit the ground running, and then lose steam before we can get very far at all. When I first got the idea for Freight, I decided that I was really going to stick with the story, something I hadn’t been able to do with more than a few projects before. So, naturally, I did the exact opposite of what I thought I was supposed to do: I didn’t write.
  2. Yep, you read that right. Freight actually “started” in February-ish of 2013, but I didn’t put the first chapter down on paper (or the computer, really) until August. So what did I do in the meantime? I planned. I outlined the whole thing, scrapped that draft, and then outlined it all again. I think there are three separate versions floating around my apartment right now, actually. I started with a basic idea (zombie apocalypse), then built the frame for my characters (What are their family relationships? What are their skill sets? Which aspects of their personalities am I going to highlight?), and then crafted my setting. A lot of that initial work is handwritten, because I have an easier time visualizing things with charts and lists. Only after I’d finished the worldbuilding did I sit down and hammer out the plot, which I organized into arcs and built around a timeline.
  3. The arc frame and timeline are, for me, the most important parts of this whole process. They’re your skeleton, especially the arcs. I think one of the most daunting things about a big writing project is the sheer size of it. You can plan everything out, but as soon as you sit down to write the first few chapters you can get overwhelmed. With arcs, you have a very clear idea of what you need to do, and a very clear “end” in sight. You don’t have to think of your story as one big hulking mess, and instead can look at it in pieces. The timeline plays into that, too. You only have so many fictional days to fill with content, so you’re limiting the amount of pressure you put on yourself.
  4. Sitting down to write the first chapter was, I think, the hardest thing for me. You do all this planning and get everything finalized, and now you have to go through it from the beginning and actually, you know, make real words happen. I wrote three or four drafts of the first chapter and wasn’t happy with any of it, so I took a step back and reevaluated my process again. The way I decided to approach each chapter after that little setback was similar to how I approached the story as a whole: outline, break each chapter up into scenes or “mini-arcs”, and focus my attention on each so I wouldn’t try to move too fast or do too much. Focusing on smaller pieces of a whole also helps me keep the pacing of the entire story in check, because I’m forced to finish a complete sequence of events before moving on to another, and so on. You can’t jump around or skip large chunks of events, because you’re locked into that one scene.
  5. Research! Half the fun of building a world or writing dialogue or creating characters is getting into it all. If you’re invested in learning, you’ll be invested in writing. I once spent a week learning basic French grammar just to do four lines of dialogue for a character, and holy crap that was fun! Knowledge is empowering, and it can give you the push you need to move forward though uncertainty. (And you’ll never be without a conversation starter if your head is filled with random facts about post-harvest vegetable storage on organic farms.)
  6. Another thing that really helps me is music. This might sound kind of corny, but I love AMVs and movie trailers, so what I’ll do is find a few songs and listen to them while I’m driving or chilling. I’ll picture scenes based on how the music flows, or the lyrics, or the feel of the song itself. Hard dubstep like, say, “Into the Labrynth” by Kraddy? That’s going to be a battle scene. Each pounding bass drop is a swinging weapon, each lull in the melody is a pause in the action for dialogue, the big drop in the middle (around 3:00 I think) signals the rise of a new threat on top of the chaos. Soft acoustic like, maybe, “All I Want” by Stonefox? That’s a quiet morning, sun streaming through large windows; coffee steam and subtle glances and self-doubt. Watching someone else from a distance; exhaustion; resignation in the face of longing. You feel the change in the music, so you feel the movement of each scene. I spend almost as much time listening to music and planning things as I do writing stuff down, I think.
  7. I write every day. This might just be something I do because I want to write professionally–like, writing is pretty much my whole life right now. But I start with a quick writing exercise to warm up my creative juices and then set to work on whatever project I’m going to do for the day. Even if I don’t make it to the “real” writing because I get distracted or something happens, I’ve at least done something to stay in practice, and to stay in my mental “writing place” if that makes any sense. I’ve trained myself to expect that part of my daily routine, so actually sitting down to type the story out isn’t such a burden anymore. Writing exercises are also good if you’re not sure how to write a scene, a series of actions, a feeling, dialogue, or describe a character/setting. Isolate that thing, whatever it may be, and practice it. A few of my shorter stories are actually just writing exercises that I liked enough to put up on Ao3.
  8. Don’t beat yourself up if you get stuck. Writer’s block happens to everyone. What’s important is that you don’t dwell on it, and don’t let it suck you in. I deal with writer’s block by powering through and writing, writing, writing until stuff starts flowing the way I want it to, but don’t be afraid to take a break. Do something else for a week, write a one-shot or two (emphasis on one-shot; don’t start another big project if you’re stumped with something you’re seriously determined to finish–that will shift your focus, and that’s the opposite of what you want), or write a different part of the same story. Getting burned out sucks, but it happens. What’s important is that you don’t dwell on it.
  9. Settle into a “writing routine”. This will help you mentally. I already mentioned that I do warmups every time I write, but I also have a few other things that help me get in the zone. I drink two cups of coffee while I’m doing my warmup, and I have a pitcher of water that I’m constantly refilling a glass from while I work. I make the same sandwich every time I’m really pushing through (toast, pepper jack cheese, sliced avocado, lime juice, chili powder) if I need a short break. I sit in the same spot every time I write, I block tumblr on both Firefox and Chrome, etc, etc. This will help you fall into the groove faster, and make the process less painful.
  10. Don’t worry about what people are going to think of your story. I know sometimes getting no comments or only a few kudos on the first chapter can be discouraging, but remember to write for you and not anyone else. It’s easier said than done, definitely, but sometimes stuff like that takes time. Push through the self-doubt if you have to, and look at what you’re doing as means to improve your skills if you’re not getting the attention you want right now. The readers will come. Heck, if you send me your story, I’ll read it! It’s not always immediate, but it will happen.
  11. Have fun, homie. If it’s not fun, don’t do it. Write what you want. Write things that make you laugh, write things that make you cry. Put yourself into your story, and it will shine through. Your triumphs, your failures, your flaws, your achievements, your sense of humor–the whole nine yards. And if you do that, you won’t have to worry about losing motivation, because you’re doing what you love.

I hope this answers your question, or at least helps a little. I tried my best to cover most of the basis and include things I’ve learned over the years, and I might reblog this at some point if I think of anything else. Don’t hesitate to ask if you ever need help with anything.

I send all of my love and encouragement your way, and I’m really proud of you for taking on a big writing project! Good luck!! <3

hidingoutbackstage  asked:

In no way, shape, or form am I judging you here, but what do you like so much about Romeo and Juliet? The story, the characters, etc.? Real curious to know hehe ^_^

if im being honest, i was first drawn to it cuz i thought still star crossed looked like a cool show. i started getting invested in the characters and curious about the actual play, so after talking to my Certified English Teacher of a mother about rnj, i watched the 2013 production and cried like a fucking baby. oh my god i SOBBED. so i was like ok now i HAVE to read the play. to date, i’ve watched three film adaptations and have read the play in whole two or three times.

i think what really draws me to the play is the fact that every character can be interpreted differently by different people. for example, i see romeo as an emotional teen with problems that he doesn’t know how to solve, while my mom sees him as a lovesick and reckless child.

and FUCK, it’s just so sad! it’s so so sad. like at least four kids are dead (im not counting paris as a child) because their parents can’t solve their own problems, and mercutio didn’t even belong to either family! he was just protecting his friends. two teens with a crush on each other had to die for their young love. even without the blood feud, rome and jules still had pretty shitty lives. and the only kid left standing is benvolio, who has just lost his two best friends and his aunt. romeo and juliet could’ve had a nice life in mantua together if they had been less reckless, yes, but also if their parents were more civil.

fuck i love romeo and juliet so much

Injustice - Gods Among Us Years 1 - 3

When the game Injustice - Gods Among Us released back in 2013, I started reading the ongoing comic series. But due to a lot of other comics I read back then, I dropped it for the time being.

Recently I’ve started to pick it up again and am now up to date with what happened so far. I think this is one of the best ongoing comics DC has to offer at the moment. The characters are very well written, for example Green Arrow, who gives the whole story a light note and the occasional laugh and chuckle (Keyword Arrowcave/Quiver) and of course Superman and Batman. The story is super intense, they managed to get a shitload of known and beloved characters in it without it feeling forced or cluttered and so far I’ve not read a single chapter being bored. The atmosphere is really gripping. You can feel Superman’s grieve in the first year and Batmans disappointment of his actions.

One character who I was amazed of while reading this series was Harley Quinn. It feels like most of the character development, background and general effort are put into her. Her character is so well written, focusing more on the intelligent Psychiatrist she is and less on the love crazed lunatic. She has so many strong and emotional moments throughout the years it’s incredible. Only thing I don’t like about her, is the costume design until she finds her old jester suit.

The following are just a few examples of what I mean:

No, Fuck *YOU,* Sir.

I wouldn’t do this, but I’m not going to allow someone to try to parade my friend’s corpse around in an attempt to curry favor with the internet.

Below are some chat logs Justin and I had regarding Project Million Entertainment, circa November last year:

[11/20/2013 12:47:21 AM] Justin “JewWario”: Eh?
[11/20/2013 12:47:41 AM] Justin “JewWario”: What lawsuit?
[11/20/2013 12:51:11 AM] Justin “JewWario”: I don’t have a lawsuit.
[11/20/2013 12:52:24 AM] Nash: Diamanda and company and PME or something.
[11/20/2013 12:52:33 AM] Justin “JewWario”: OH!
[11/20/2013 12:54:16 AM] Justin “JewWario”: Yeah… no lawsuit there.

PME hasn’t paid everyone in AGES and so we stopped producing for him. He got butt-hurt and said we couldn’t do that. We threatened to tell people what he did, and he threatened to sue us.

But he’s a lying liar of liartown and isn’t doing shit. He’s just trying to scare us.
[11/20/2013 12:55:48 AM] Justin “JewWario”: A few weeks ago some former PME producers did a podcast where they read his letters to them and talked about how they got screwed… and he threatened them with legal action.

Problem is… it’s not libel/slander if it’s true… and he can’t touch them.
[11/20/2013 12:56:32 AM] Nash: Ah. Well damn.
[11/20/2013 12:57:38 AM] Justin “JewWario”: It’s a BIIIG to-do and I am ignoring the fucker until he pays me what he owes me ($2,000).

I got sick of being depressed and obsessing over it… and I just feel better with him out of my life now. I know he’ll never pay me… so fuck him.

For Diamanda and Omega… he fucked them proper, though.

He owes a LOT of people a LOOOOOOT of money.
[11/20/2013 12:57:57 AM] Justin “JewWario”: How did you hear about this?
[11/20/2013 12:58:57 AM] Nash: Twitter silliness this morning.
[11/20/2013 12:59:03 AM] Justin “JewWario”: REALLY?
[11/20/2013 1:00:11 AM] Justin “JewWario”: Well, he’s gotta deal with his mistakes sometime.
[11/20/2013 1:00:22 AM] Nash: Not necessarily.
[11/20/2013 1:00:26 AM] Justin “JewWario”: But yeah, that’s basically what happened.
[11/20/2013 1:01:02 AM] Nash: Sorry to hear it.
[11/20/2013 1:02:10 AM] Justin “JewWario”: He promised us a lot, then didn’t pay us and demanded that we make more. We stopped, and he got butt-hurt.

Eh… I used to be REALLY upset about it all, but I realized that I just don’t care about him that much. I did some very good work that I am proud of and I learned to sign a contract first.
[11/20/2013 1:02:18 AM] Justin “JewWario”: Lesson learned.
[11/20/2013 1:02:43 AM] Nash: What you been up to?
[11/20/2013 1:03:42 AM] Justin “JewWario”: Mind you that $2000 really would have come in handy to work on the FKR series… but I’ll get it another way and finish the damn thing.

It hurt him.  A lot.  But he found a way to keep going.

Don’t you DARE try to claim shit about my dead friend, asshole.

7

20 Day Gravity Falls Challenge

Day 20: I Love Gravity Falls Because

…of everything! This show provides a variety of elements that make it so wonderful. The animation is gorgeous, the characters are likable, the plot is intriguing, the action is stupendous, the jokes are hilarious, the emotions are powerful, and it always leaves you wanting more. The show is full of fun and charm and mystery and I am glad to have discovered this show back in June 2012. I get emotional watching the episodes again and I am becoming a wreck on the arrival of season two.

This challenge has been a blast and now I’m ready to see what else this show has to offer! Heck, who am I kidding? I’ve been ready since August 2, 2013!

Sometimes I wonder where I would be if I had gotten into Homestuck back in 2009 when it started. Instead of four years later in mid 2013. I even remember the first piece of fanart I saw for it-months before I read the comic. 
Would I have still been interested by now, if I had started reading it in ‘09? Maybe. Maybe not. How would have it changed my tumblr or my art. What would I be doing now if I never got into Homestuck in the first place?