what is physical movement


I watched the video Richard Spencer put out after he was punched, so you don’t have to! Top take-aways:

What he thinks the alt-right fash need to take on board:

  • The alt-right need to “get serious” about being targeted with physical violence - “it’s not fun and games any more”, it’s a “civil war”.
  • The alt-right are “not going to convince these people”.
  • The alt-right need to “get serious about security” - in the literal physical muscle sense, to protect their “public movement”.

What we can learn from his reaction:

  1. Know your fash. The whole fracas started because an old woman noticed him, started yelling, and drew a crowd for support.
  2. Hit and run. The attacker went in, hit him, and got out - and blended back into the crowd. Don’t be macho - in his words, be “cowardly” = stay safe.
  3. Strength in numbers. When anti-fash descended on him, spitting and shouting, he fucking legged it. Remember to watch out for paid security around big name fash.
  4. Solidarity works. Liberals not turning against militant anti-fash scares the alt-right. Let’s stick together on this.

A gift for the always amazing @larkistin who does so much for us with her incredible artwork. Only a portion of what you deserve, lovely, but I hope it hits on all of your deepest desires ;)

Imagine Rafael posing nude for an artist

He had never stood a chance, the way she bounced into his office, flopping herself into the chair across from his desk. She always did this, always stopped by to see him too when she came to visit her brother. And he wasn’t sure why she had taken such a liking to him, but he also wasn’t dumb enough to complain.

Her cheery smile and youthful exuberance always made him feel a little more alive and it had been no different yesterday as he set his pen down to look at her.

“Morning, Raf!”

No one else ever called him ‘Raf.’ Hell, no one else ever even called him ‘Rafael.’ He was ‘Barba’ or ‘Counselor’ to everyone that didn’t share his blood.

Except her.

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Egg Kratts! Yes folks, the guys of so brilliant disguise is to dress as crocodile eggs. Genius! I had forgotten that they did this (it’s has been MANY years since I watched Season 1 and watching them, especially since they can barely walk in the things, cracked me up. Ha! Get it? Cracked me up! Haha… yeah, that was lame. 

The disguises may not be necessary though as Martin realizes that Crocodilla, the mama croc, is in an egg-laying trance, and gosh his eyes during that scene. So cute~ But I mean really, the only way we can know the guys expressions with the egg suits is through the voice work and their eyes. And the animators dd a VERY good job keeping the eyes expressive and conveying what they want to get across just as much as through physical movements. Always gotta appreciate the animators!

It’s not long after that Crocodilla lays her MASSIVE load of eggs. Over 50 of them! So what now? Kicking the Kratt’s aside? No… well actually yes! But that was an accident. The next step is burying the eggs! Wait, huh? Why would she do that?!

Writing An Effective Action Scene

I’m going to admit that I really struggle with action scenes. Or struggled, depending on what my publisher says about the myriad of actions scenes I have sprinkled throughout the sequel to When Stars Die.

My publisher really had to tear up the one action chapter I had in the climax of When Stars Die. Amelia spent too much time personally reflecting on things while fighting a ruthless Shadowman (dead witch), trying to kill her so she can’t stop him from getting revenge on the people who murdered him– people who kill witches in the first place. This will not contain any spoilers to When Stars Die. The chapter was originally nine pages. Now it is six.

  1. Try to minimize character introspection, or try not to use it at all. Your characters are fighting to survive, so they should only concentrate on the immediate action going on around them. They’re not exactly going to concentrate on the human condition of the reason that they’re fighting, which is what I originally did when Amelia was fighting Sash.
  2. Try to keep sentences short and paragraphs short. Action scenes are fast paced. Wordy sentences and lengthy paragraphs can slow the pacing.
  3. Keep dialogue interactions short. This is all about the action, the exposition, the immediacy of what is going on around the characters. Within the first two pages of the chapter involving the fight between Sash and Amelia, I had one part where the dialogue was too drawn out, so I trimmed down the dialogue, only concentrating on the most important points to lead up to the action. Lengthy dialogue can slow the pacing. Plus, realistically, you wouldn’t stop in the middle of a fight to start engaging in some conversation with your enemy.
  4. Quick reactions. If your protagonist’s options of surviving start to dwindle, force the protagonist to make a quick decision. Don’t spend even five sentences having your protagonist trying to plan out what to do. Realistically, your protagonist will not have that time.
  5. Physical movements. This goes back to concentrating on immediacy. Really concentrate on the physical actions taking place, like running, punching, kicking, whatever. Break it up with some dialogue, too. Anything to keep it interesting.
  6. Create unexpected consequences. This isn’t a spoiler, because everyone, when reading a genre book that includes action, expects some antagonists to die. But Amelia isn’t the one to kill Sash. In fact, she feels sorry for him and is very hesitant to do so.

Hopefully these points will help you write some effective action scenes. Here is a short paragraph from the chapter between Sash and Amelia from When Stars Die that conveys some of the elements above:

“I raise my hand and shove it in Sash’s face (there is fire on her palm). He screams and drops me on to the dirt. I scramble away, back toward Theosodore. The angry fire races beneath my skin, thirsting to be used again. I keep my attention on it, feeding my anger and channeling it into the heat (her skin is heated).”

I am going to do a blog post every other day on my Tumblr. My next blog post will concentrate on creating effective dialogue.

Re-blogs appreciated, especially if you know other writers who need this advice.

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Translation | Yes/No #1 Super Junior has many great members but the most outstanding visual is me, Eunhyuk style!

KI: wait members. We have to predict what he answered. He would definitely choose this (yes)
SW: But I don’t think Eunhyuk-ee is arrogant
SD: I think the ‘most’ part is wrong?
HC: It doesn’t matter what we think, right? Guessing how he answered? I don’t really wanna answer this.
RW(while walking to no side, trying to confuse hj): This side is ‘yes’ right?
KH: If he says ‘yes’, this side is correct
SW(clueless that KHRW are trying to trick HJ): No, if he says ‘no’, we’re correct.
KH: ..Ai.. Really.. (judging siwon)
HJ: My answer is… No!
SW: I believed in you ㅋㅋㅋ
HJ: I’m just being honest. I make jokes when I say, I’m handsome and cool.. the handsomest member is Siwon, and I think I’m after him
SD: What
SW: you’re more handsome than Ryeowook-ssi?
KI: Wait. Eunhyuk-ah, who do you think are below you
HJ: I’m below Siwon-ee, so (everybody else) is below me

/HJ turns around to look at them/

SW: I believed in you ㅋㅋㅋ
HJ: What is this side? the good side?
SM: This side is the ‘yes’
KI: We are the ones who thought you are the most handsome
HC: we thought ‘you’re the only one’
DH: We thought that you’re the only one who can show a great visual like that in our team
HC: Who else would there be
DH: I’m disappointed in you

Yes/No #2 Who is the most powerful (has most authority) member in Super Junior? It is me, Ryeowook

HC: Ya, (he will hold onto this) for an year (standing at Yes side) Ryeowook-ee makes my food. I cannot eat without him.
RW: There are two dorms, and in one, I am in charge of making the food.
HJ: If we’re talking about that (as the standard)
KI: Ryeowook-ah, you have the loudest voice in the team
HJ: what’s the standard of ‘authority’
SD: (Goes to No side) We can still eat without him. We can just order food. Order delivered food. Make ramen.


RW: The most powerful member in Super Junior is… Eunhyuk! (so my answer is) No.
DH: Love for Eunhyuk
SW: His love for Eunhyuk. Ai~ boring boring~
DH: Ah it must be nice for Ryeowook-ee~ must be nice for Eunhyuk-ee~
HC: It’s like the saying “The rabbit pretending to be a king while the tiger is out” Aren’t you overusing your power while Leeteuk is out? ㅋㅋ
HJ: Don’t return, Leeteuk~ ㅋㅋㅋ

Yes/No #3 There is a member that I think has gotten more handsome while I was gone for army.

HJ: Not just ‘become more handsome’ but ‘more handsome than hyung’ right?
SD: What if the member was originally more handsome than hyung?
HJ: I want to know hyung’s standards first
HC: Firstly, I didn’t have a member that I thought was more handsome than me. You can make your decision by that standard.
KI: Sorry, but is this a 몽둥이 (club/stick you hit people with)? Can I hit him with this?

HC: 1 2 3 YES. Kangin Kangin! Because!
RW: Kangin-ee hyung~
HC: To be honest, if there is Kangin, Siwon, and Donghae.. Siwon-ee has gotten too greasy, Donghae was originally handsome, and Kangin-ee has become handsome after losing weight
KI: /unbuttons a button from his shirt and starts posing/
HJ: What is that!? What is that!? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Yes/No #4 out of Super Junior members, I am most dignified/elegant

/Everyone stands on No/
SW: Yes
Members: WHAT?
SD: what are you doing!?
KH: Saying such nonsense.
SW: I think I am most elegant
KH: A person should know to be humble
HC: What are you doing, Siwon-ah
HJ: I know you are elegant, but I didn’t know you’d be the one to say that
SD: We..
SM: I didn’t know you’d be the one to do that
HJ: We knew you are elegant, but we thought you’d say ‘no’
SD: The moment you said ‘yes’ is when you lost your elegance
SW: I knew they’d stand at the Noㅋㅋㅋ

Yes/No #5

/Donghae’s turn/
SD: What
HC: Donghae always does his best at cosplaying too
KI: But (what he cosplay as) isn’t what he thought up, he’s just does it because someone told him to
HC: His ‘participation’ is enough

DH: In Super Junior..
EH: susususuper jrjrjn
DH: Q. In Super Junior, there is a member that does many aegyos and easily feels lonely more than me…. Yes…
Members: ??
SW: Why is he talking to himself?
DH: You guys, move please… Starting now! YES!
SD: Who?
DH: I think.. Kangin-ee hyung.
SW: Yes, I thought of him too.
RW: Lonely~
SW: I thought of him~
KI: I’m not lonely~ ㅋㅋ

Yes/No #6 My aegyo is the best in Super Junior, but recently, there is a member that’s threatening my position.

KI: the question is wrong. It should be “My butt is the best in Super Junior”
HC: “There is a butt that’s threatening my butt’s position”
KH: “I am worrying about my butt growing bigger”
HC: Because I’m back /shakes butt/ my butt. If you say aegyo, it’s Kim Heechul
KI: no, it’s Sungmin
RW: Sungmin-ee hyung, look at the camera and show (aegyo)
HC: Good
SD: So we can see how good he is
SM: I cannot ㅋㅋ
KI: Try try
Members: 1 2 3
SM: Bbuing bbuing
HC: No good. People change; I have changed too

SM: No. There isn’t anyone~
EH: Heechul-ee hyung is very cute! /Heechul starts doing aegyos/ Look at that! He’s very cute!… I will now… Give up. I think I have gotten every one of them wrong.
SM: All?
EH: I’m answering them seriously but I’m getting them wrong. ㅋㅋ

Yes/No #7: I am the visual of Super Junior

KI: Shindong-ssi, are you going to be serious or funny?
SD: Serious
HC: Funny or-
SD: If I say (yes) I am the visual, that means I am thinking myself as one of the top 3
DH: Shindong-ssi, there’s something hyung said yesterday
SD: Something I said?
DH: In the car
EH: Why would you talk about that now?

SD: Answer! … NO!
EH: That-
SD: I said by ‘visual’, it should be members in top 3
EH: You are in the top 3!
SD: And you are near the bottomㅋㅋㅋ
EH: Siwon-ee, me, hyung! Us three (are the top 3)!!

Yes/No #8 I think of myself as the strongest man in Super Junior, but there’s actually someone stronger

DH: Kangin-ssi, by strength or overall?
RW: Mental?
HC: By mental, Kangin-ee is the weakest.
KI: I was the weakest (by mental), but I have become strong
HC: In the time of 2 years..
HJ: Just by physical strength? Stamina?
KI: But stamina has many types too. Fine stamina
RW: This is hard.
HC: The one that will be called by Kangin will be (considered) the (strongest) ㅋㅋㅋ
RW: Does he have to tell us (which member)?
HC: He has to

KI: Yes!
SD: Really?
HC: Who?
KI: you guys added lots of factors.
HC: Who is stronger in stamina?
KI: In stamina, I think
DH: Masi?
KI: Sungmin-ee… Sungmin-ee, Eunhyuk-ee, and Donghae.
HC: What about me?
KI: hyung, you don’t have many physical movements. Siwon-ee, I think has weakened from schedules.
HC: He (Eunhyuk) really isn’t (stronger)!
KI: Anchovy, fish, and butt (works out) regularly.

Yes/No #9: I feel relieved that I am Super Junior’s maknae

EH: Relieved?
SM: But he sometimes feel, “Ah, If only I was a hyung!”
HC: He acts like a hyung even if he’s not one.
KI: Kyuhyun-ah, you define the word.
EH: What do you mean by ‘relieved’
HC: Like I have many responsibilities as the eldest… though it may not look like it ㅋㅋ
EH: Relieved that you aren’t a hyung? or relieved that you aren’t a maknae of another group?
KH: I won’t think of other groups
HC: I wonder if he thinks it’s good or bad (that he’s a maknae) when he thinks of Teuk-ee..

KH: No.
SW: ALL 100%! Everyone got it right!!
KH: How did you all know?
SW: We know all your thoughts!! You’re one that wants to have us in your palms
KH: I answered no because if I was a hyung, I would have taken care of the members well, treated them cutely…
/Members start complaining/
KH: but because I am a maknae, I have to force myself to do aegyos. Many times I have to do that
/Members complain again/
SD: What aegyos ?
SW: I’m glad you aren’t a hyung
SD: Do you know what ‘aegyo’ means?
SM: I’m relieved that he’s a maknae.

Yes/No #10:
They decided to ask one more question. Since Siwon got the most correct, they had Siwon answer.

Q. I have seriously thought of getting a plastic surgery

SW: I will answer this honestly. Very honestly.

/Members don’t stand anywhere, but signal the staffs to say that they are ready/

KI: really?
/members all leaving the room/
KI: a plastic surgery!

SW: You’re(Kyuhyun) the only one left. ㅋㅋ It has been Super Junior (bow)


How words am supposed I to?!

Seriously, after Daryl lifted Carol off her feet and set her down, he literally just wiggled around with her a bit. When Daryl can’t find the words to articulate what he’s feeling, he communicates it through action, movement, and physical expression.

The man could not stand still when he had her in his arms. He started to go one way, then went the other way, then almost fell on top of her with the momentum, then backed up, but oh no he can’t back away! And just holding her tight and breathing her in and not saying anything and just clinging to her and