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Heroes of Olympus as popular text posts
  • Percy: ''Fun drinking game: Take a shot of water every couple hours to make sure you’re healthy and hydrated.''
  • Annabeth: ''Do you ever have the urge to tell someone to shut the fuck up even when they aren’t talking?''
  • Jason: ''If you ever feel bad about yourself remember that one time i didn’t understand that my waiter was just trying to give me my change so i fist bumped him instead ''
  • Piper: ''People always shoot down my ideas and I’m sick of it. two sentences in and everyone’s already shouting “what the fuck that’s illegal” or “you can’t do that” let me talk dear god''
  • Leo: ''Back by unpopular demand: me''
  • Hazel: ''I watched my brother drop a remote on his foot and the only thing he said was “i am so sick of being alive”''
  • Frank: ''Listen, I’m a nice person so if I’m a bitch to you, you need to ask yourself why.''
  • Nico: ''Gayer than intended: an autobiography''
  • Reyna: ''Girls aren’t playing hard to get… They don’t want you.''
  • Percy: If we ever have another kid and it's a girl we should name her Lizard and call her Liz and people will be like "Oh, is that short for Elizabeth?" and she'll have to say "No, my name is Lizard."
  • Annabeth: You're officially never allowed to touch a birth certificate ever in your whole life.
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Illustrations from the book A Monster Calls. It’s is a fantasy novel written for children by Patrick Ness illustrated by Jim Kay. Set in present-day England, it features a boy who struggles to cope with the consequences of his mother’s terminal cancer. He starts having nightmares about a monster every night since his mother started her cancer treatment. 

One night when he wakes up, there is an actual monster right outside his window. He is repeatedly visited in the middle of the night by this monster who tells stories. It was from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. Dowd was terminally ill with cancer herself when she started the story and died before she could write it. (Source)

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In which Kara is a certified genius that has to tone down her mind in front of others and practice it by coming up with questions to aggravate Alex, which she finds hilarious.

Many thanks to @alittlelesspain for the help :)

The worst kind of good bye is the kind that you don’t expect.

The worst is when you don’t even consider it an option, because four months ago he was telling you that you were the love of his life and now the word forever isn’t even uttered from his lips. Four months ago he was looking at you like you put the sun in the sky and now he looks at you like he cant wait for the sun to set and leave the skies over his head.

The worst kind of good bye is the kind that you dread. You feel it leaking into every crevice of your heart and you’ll try not to talk because you can hardly take a breath in, let alone beg him to stay while he’s stabbing wounds like “it’s over” and “I can’t do this anymore”. You’re holding in your tears and replacing them with anger and words with a lot more bark than bite like “fine, okay, leave, Jesus Christ I don’t even want you anymore”. And he’ll look at you all sad because you both know you’re lying but God fuck if he’s going to leave then just rip off the fucking band aid don’t wait around to see if the wound will heal.

The worst kind of good bye is the kind that echoes through your body months later because he left his fingerprints on parts of your body that you couldn’t expect like the back of your eyelids or the spaces between your fingertips. The worst kind of good bye is the kind that enters like a bullet but crawls it’s way out like blood from a cut. You feel it everywhere and you let it haunt you because you’d rather picture him saying “good bye” a million times than not be able to see him at all.

The worst kind of good bye is the kind that he left you, because no matter what you do you can’t seem to press the right buttons to rewind or close your eyes hard enough to shove the words back into his mouth and replace it with the love you could’ve sworn he once felt.

—  You could’ve sworn that good bye wasn’t even a line in your story, but suddenly it’s filled up every page you were supposed to leave for the future.
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Resource Dump: Creating Characters!

Primary Characters

  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • 10 Traits of a Great Protagonist
  • 4 Steps to Creating a Truly Active Protagonist
  • 20 Tips for Creating Relatable Protagonists
  • How to Center your Story
  • How to Create Unforgettable Protagonists
  • 25 Things You Should Know About Protagonists
  • Creating Memorable Characters
  • Creating Strong Female Protagonists
  • Creating Dynamic Protagonists
  • How to Create Characters
  • Inner Dialogue - Writing Inner Character Thoughts
  • 25 Things a Great Character Needs
  • 5 Ways to Create 3D Characters

Secondary Characters

  • 10 Secrets to Creating Unforgettable Supporting Characters
  • How to Write Effective Supporting Characters
  • Question to Ask (& Strengthen) Your Minor Characters
  • 5 Tips for Developing Supporting Characters
  • Techniques for Creating Great Secondary Characters
  • 5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters
  • 3 Ways to Create Stupendous Supporting Characters
  • Creating Memorable Secondary Characters
  • 5 Archetypes for Supporting Characters
  • Your Map to Creating a Memorable Minor Characters

Names

  • Top Ten Tips
  • 8 Tips for Naming Characters
  • 7 Rules of Naming Fictional Characters
  • Name that Character!
  • 6 Creative Ways to Name your Character
  • Naming your Characters
  • A Guide to Naming Characters
  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Alien: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Surname: 1 | 2 | 3 
  • Unisex: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Traits

  • List: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
  • Developing Character Traits
  • How to Create Good Personalities for your Characters
  • Develop Memorable Personalities
  • Give your Character Personality
  • How to Create a Character’s Personality
  • How to Make Sure your Character’s Personality Shines
  • 5 Building Blocks of your Character’s Personality

Appearance

  • Appearance Generator
  • Your Character’s Physical Appearance
  • How to Describe a Character’s Looks
  • Describing a Character’s Appearance
  • Character Description Resource
  • Examples of Physical Characteristics
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of your Characters
  • How Great Authors Describe Character Appearance
  • Ultimate Guide to Nailing your Character’s Appearance
  • Describing Clothing and Appearance
  • Character Appearance Help
  • Character Description Resource
  • Describing People: A Person’s Physical Appearance
  • Describing the Physical Attributes of Characters

Speech

  • Talking About your Character: Speech
  • Variety in Character Voices
  • All your Characters Talk the Same
  • How to Create Distinctive Character Voices
  • How to Create Characters Who Don’t Sound like You
  • The Art of Voice in Fiction
  • Create Varying, Yet Realistic, Speech Patterns
  • The Art and Craft of Dialogue
  • Writing Character Voice
  • Creating Differences in the Speech Patterns of your Characters
  • Style: Person and Speech
  • Dialects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Backstory

  • Building Better Backstories
  • Basic Tips to Create Better Characters with Tragic Backstories
  • How to Write a Backstory
  • Writing Characters Using Conflict and Backstory
  • Backstory Description Generator
  • Questions to Create Character Backstory
  • How to Weave in Backstory to Reveal Character
  • Nail your Character’s Backstory
  • How to Write Backstory Without Putting your Reader to Sleep
  • How to Write a Killer Backstory

Diversity

  • How to Make Young Adult Fiction More Diverse
  • Writing People of Color
  • A Few Tips and Resources for Writing Characters of Colour
  • Writing Characters of Colour Tastefully
  • Writing With Colour
  • 7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make
  • Writing Characters of Colour
  • Describing Characters of Colour

Gender

  • Female: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Male: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
  • Transgender: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
  • Non-Binary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Sexuality

  • Main Character Sexuality
  • On Writing LGBTQ Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Gay Characters
  • Guide to LGBT YA
  • Avoiding LGBTQ Stereotypes
  • Writing Bisexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Writing Asexual Characters: 1 | 2
  • Pansexual & Demisexual Characters
  • How to Write Gay, Bisexual and Pansexual Characters

Introduction

  • Introducing a Character
  • Introducing your Main Character
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist
  • First Impressions
  • How to Introduce a Character
  • How Not to Introduce a Main Character
  • Introducing the Protagonist

Development

  • Character Development
  • 9 Ingredients of Character Development
  • Characterisation 1 - Character Development
  • How to Develop a Character for a Story
  • Character Development
  • Character Development Drives Conflict
  • Developing your Characters and Making them Interesting

Relationships

  • How to Write Strong Character Relationships
  • Character Relationships
  • 3 Keys to Developing Character Relationships
  • The Secret Behind Great Character Relationships
  • 3 Tips for Character Relationships
  • Building Believable Relationships
  • Sibling: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Platonic: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Romantic: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Strengths

  • Identifying your Character’s Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Introducing the 24 Character Strengths
  • Character Strengths and Virtues List
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • A Balance of Strengths

Flaws

  • 123 Ideas for Character Flaws
  • DarkWorld RPG Flaws List
  • Character Flaws
  • Ten Ugliest Character Flaws
  • The Four Types of Character Flaws
  • On Giving Flaws and Weaknesses
  • Character Flaw Index

Goal

  • Why your Character’s Goal Needs to be 1 of these 5 Things
  • Goals Define the Plot
  • Goal Setting for You and your Character
  • How to Explore you Character’s Motivation
  • 4 Ways to Motivate Character and Plot
  • Motivation

By Genre

  • Fantasy: 1 | 2 | 3
  • Sci-Fi: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Romance: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
  • Thrillers: 1 | 2 
  • Horror: 1 | 2 | 3

Heroes

  • Your Hero: Top Ten Rules
  • How to Write your Own Hero Story
  • What Makes a Great Hero?
  • Creating Heroes and Heroines
  • Write a Story about a Hero
  • How to Create an Antihero that Readers Love
  • Heroes vs. Anti-Heroes
  • Create a Super Hero
  • How to Create a Brand New Iconic Hero or Villain
  • What Makes a Hero

Villains

  • How to Create a Credible Villain in Fiction
  • How to Make a Purely Evil Villain Interesting
  • 9 Evil Examples of the Villain Archetype
  • How Not to Create a Villain
  • Creating Villains People Love to Hate
  • 3 Techniques for Crafting a Better Villain
  • Basic Tips to Write Better & More Despicable Villains
  • Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain
  • How to Create a Great Villain

Do’s & Don’ts

  • Do’s and Dont’s of Writing a Good Character
  • How to Create a Character
  • Characterisation Dos and Dont’s
  • Female Characters of Do’s and Dont’s
  • Do’s and Dont’s of Dialect

Helpful Writing Blogs

  • fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment*
  • writeworld
  • referenceforwriters
  • thewritingcafe
  • aquestionofcharacter *
  • writingwithcolor
  • fuckyeah-char-dev
  • dailycharacterdevelopment

Clichés

  • Characters and Cliches
  • Top 10 Character Cliches
  • 7 Lazy Character Cliches 
  • 10 Most Cliched Characters in Sci-Fi
  • Four Worst Character Cliches
  • Female Character Cliches
  • Character Cliches to Avoid
  • The Cliche Character Test
  • How Cliches Can Help You Make Great Characters

Templates

  • How to Create a Character Profile
  • Writing Character Bios
  • Character Sheets and Character Creation
  • Gender/Sexuality Generator
  • Extremely Detailed Character Template
  • Writer’s Resource: Character Template
  • Character Description

lifeandthoughtsandtravel  asked:

I know that you are a reptile tumblr but I was wondering if you knew if it were healthy for dogs to be vegans? I'm just curious because of some vegans that have animals and they make them vegans... is it harmful towards the animal or is it completely safe? thank you :)

It’s an absolutely horrible idea. Dogs cannot be vegans and thrive. They’re not vegetarians and they’re not even really omnivores in the same way we are- while dogs will eat everything we do (and more), feeding them a vegan diet is terrible for their health. A lot of vegans who make this decision will blather on about supplements in the vegan food or about how you can make artificial amino acids or how dogs can survive on it so therefore it’s safe, but dogs can also survive eating Ol’ Roy, the worst dog food in the world. Surviving isn’t the same thing as thriving! A dog’s biological structure means that eating plants and only plants isn’t going to work well in the long run- so let’s look at some of the reasons why dogs need to be fed a diet based in animal protein. 

1. The canine digestive tract is not good at digesting plant matter.

Plant matter is really tough to break down! Meat, on the other hand, digests quickly. Carnivores and herbivores have differently structured digestive tracts that work with their diets. Let’s look at a rabbit’s digestive tract and a dog’s.

See how a rabbit has a functional cecum, while the dog’s is just a little snub of a thing? The cecum is an organ that plays a really important role in non-ruminant herbivore digestion. It’s a large pouch where cellulose and tough fibers in plant-based food get broken down. Dogs, like humans, don’t have one that’s functional for digestion. 

In addition, herbivores like rabbits have very long, complicated digestive tracts. Their food sits in there and breaks down over a long period of time. An average adult rabbit (with a body of about 40 centimeters long, we’re not talking the giant breeds or the dwarf breeds here) has about three meters of small intestine. In American units, that’s a 15 inch animal with almost 10 feet of intestines. A dog, on the other hand, has a small intestine that’s about two and a half times the length of its body- so for instance, a dog that’s two feet long would have about five feet of small intestine. There’s neither enough time nor space in the canine alimentary canal for dogs to fully extract the nutrients they need to survive. 

2. Dog drool doesn’t have amylase.

Amylase an enzyme that converts plant starch and glycogen into simple sugars. Herbivores and omnivores typically have amylase in the saliva, which starts to break down those starches immediately. This means by the time the starches hit the intestine, they’ve already started to convert into something that’s actually useful. Dogs, however, only produce it in the pancreas. There’s no salivary amylase in dogs or any other carnivore. This means that digesting plants and converting their energy into something that’s actually useful is really inefficient for dogs; they can only get something like half of the energy and nutrients they’d get from a comparable amount of meat. It also means that to digest plant material, dogs’ pancreases have to go into overtime to make enough amylase, which can lead to severe pancreatic strain.

3. Dogs can’t digest cellulose.

While the dog pancreas makes amylase, something it doesn’t make is cellulase. Granted, herbivores don’t make it either- in fact, very few animals do. Termites are one of the only animals that make their own cellulase. Herbivore digestive tracts have a reservoir of symbiotic bacteria that produce plenty of cellulase. We’ve actually talked about it- it’s what goes on in the cecum! The bacteria in carnivore ceca, however, is linked to the lymphatic system, not the digestive system. 

There’s also the issue of their teeth not being adapted for a plant-based diet or even the way they eat being good at taking in plants- but the same is true for anything that’s not animal carcasses, including kibble and wet dog food. That’s just evidence that defines them as opportunistic carnivores; what makes a vegan diet so bad for dogs is their digestive biology.

There is one exception to this rule, and that is when a vet prescribes a vegan diet for an animal with significant food allergies or other dietary issues. This is not something vets do unless it’s the best course of treatment for the animal. 

Veganism isn’t the same thing as being an herbivore. Herbivores don’t have a choice; their bodies aren’t built for eating meat. While they might take in animal protein on occasion (deer, for instance, will eat birds sometimes), their teeth, their digestive systems, and their metabolisms all work together to make eating plants the best way for them to survive. A rabbit’s not a vegan- it’s an herbivore. Only humans can be vegans. To be a vegan is to make a choice; it’s to evaluate your place in the world around you and to renegotiate your relationship with all sorts of things- your own body, the food industry, the people around you, and of course the animals you don’t eat. Responsible vegans understand that humans can thrive on an all-vegetable diet; they know that we evolved to be really, really flexible when it comes to the source of our nutrition. While humans are biologically omnivores, we can make that choice.

A dog can’t, and it’s not humanity’s place to force that on them. There are some pets that thrive on an all-vegetable diet. Rabbits, tortoises, finches, hamsters, snails- but not dogs. 

If you’d like more information, this is a fantastic write-up, complete with sources! This is a good, short article written by a vet. This is a blog post that talks about some of the other nutritional deficiencies, particularly involving D3. This is another great writeup with diagrams!

That time of the month. - Tom Holland Imagine.

|| summary: basically a list of shit that would happen the days leading up to, during, and after your period with tom.

|| author’s note: fluff. smutty. fluff. smutty. fluff.

  • let’s be real, every girl gets very horny leading up to their periods… so lots of sex.

• tom would be surprised at how often you’d throw yourself at him.

  • shit, darling. you are insatiable.” he’d say biting his lip, as you kissed his neck, your hands sliding into his pants.

• “guilty,” you’d murmur kissing your way up to his ear - hitting all his favorite spots causing him to squirm, what’s my punishment?”

  • “i can think of a thing or two.” tom would say, raising his eyebrows micheviously, before throwing you onto your back.

so much oral!! (giving and receiving)

  • because you’d be extremely hormonal - your feelings would get hurt a lot and you’d be salty more often than not.

• tom wouldn’t know how to handle this hot and cold attitude so sometimes he’d jump you or he’d cuddle you as a way of apologizing.

  • cuddling usually led to fucking. damn those hormones!!

• your first day is always super heavy, and you’d be extra cranky + nauseous.

  • sometimes tom would text you “do you want me to bring you home snacks?” or he’d just bring them without even asking.

so many booty and head rubs!!

  • “baby…” you’d say, blinking innocently up at him, your head propped on his chest. “hmm?” he’d ask, still looking at his phone. “do you wanna make your girl, really, really happy?” you’d tempt, biting your lip.

• he’d look down at you, already knowing what you’re about to ask.

  • “back or front?” he’d question, setting his phone on the bedside table. “front. belly.” you’d say eagerly, pulling your shirt up to give him better access to your sensative stomach.

• using his finger tips, he’d run them along your stomach - up and down, side to side - somewhat soothing your cramps.

  • you’d fight sleep, not wanting to feel the absence of the sensation, but inevitably - you’d give in.

• even after you were asleep, tom would continue to rub your stomach - his head rested on your chest, eyes closed, relaxing himself into his own sleep.

  • clearly, lots of napping together.

• arguing a lot because you’re cranky, but tom wouldn’t take it to heart, and you’d always apologize first because you felt guilty.

  • “i’m sorry for yelling earlier, baby. i didn’t mean it.” you’d mumble, twiddling your thumbs, shifting uncomfortably and avoiding eye contact. tom would walk over to you, cupping your chin, bringing it up to his face.

• he’d kiss you slowly and sweetly. “i know, pretty girl. it’s okay.”

  • towards the end of your period - those hormones would come back again.

• you weren’t into period sex - but tom and you would still find a way to get off. (horny lil fuckers!!)

  • making out and grinding against each other was how you did it.

• “baby,” you’d whine wanting desperately to feel more friction than his bulge was providing, “i want more.” his hips would continue their steady, rough, pace against the fabric of your panties.

  • “i know, darling.” he’d groan, closing his eyes, feeling himself nearing the edge. “just feel me.”

• throwing your head back, you’d squeeze your eyes shut, imagining him inside you. your hips quickening against his.

  • “yes,” tom would seethe - driving you both to your orgasms, “that’s it, baby. just like that.”

• your orgasm would tear through you, causing you to shiver and quake beanthe tom.

  • he’d collapse ontop of you, feeling his cum leak down his legs through his pants. “still, fucking incredible.” he’d mumble against your lips - causing you to smile.

• finally, you’d be off your period and tom wouldn’t hesitate to fuck you. starting with his favorite thing to do to you…

  • with his head between your legs, he’d sigh contentedly. “i’ve missed this part of you.” he murmured against your folds, his hot breath causing you to squirm.

• reaching down, you’d tangle your hands in his hair. “kiss me,” you’d beg, “i’ve missed your mouth on me.”

  • saying nothing, he’d smile and lean forward to give you what you’ve both been missing.

i have such a period with tom kink, oops.