earthlynation:

Harvest Mouse - Dandelion Exit (by Old-Man-George)

earthlynation:

Harvest Mouse - Dandelion Exit (by Old-Man-George)

Bizarre realization: my dad is a little over fifty. Tony Stark in MCU is a few years under fifty and went to college really young.

My dad went to MIT in about the same time period he would have.

In MCU my dad probably would have ended up knowing Iron Man.

I think there's also a sort of ironic assumption being made - that you can tell who a person is by the way they type. Sure you can reasonably guess, but to be 100% sure they have to explicitly state their identity somewhere. So what HB is really saying is - if you can reasonably guess the speaker is a teenager, then choose to not engage publicly, regardless of how harmful their speech may be. It's kind of absurd. Your explanation of by-stander influence really hit the mark, in my opinion.
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the-real-seebs:

There’s often secondary clues, but those can go wrong. The thing that started Luka’s epic teenager drama was in part that someone who was picking a fight with Luka had a username starting with “1980s”, and Luka assumed that meant they were an adult. Of course, they still chose to go to Luka’s blog and browse an NSFW blog with pictures on, so I am not much sympathetic to their whining. (I also don’t really believe for a minute that a teenager is genuinely offended by seeing nude body parts, because so far as I can tell, seeking out opportunities to see nude body parts is roughly 60% of calorie expenditure in teenagers.)

"… seeking out opportunities to see nude body parts is roughly 60% of calorie expenditure in teenagers"
Truer words have probably never been spoken
Granted, that’s only the mean average, but close enough.

how to get an art style

gingerhaze:

You draw a lot. One day, you draw a bit that is sort of different from how you were drawing it before, almost by accident. You look at it and think “oh, I like how that looks.” Then the next time you draw something you try to do that again, only more so. Then again and again until you are doing it all the time, because you like it that way. Sometimes this happens without you really even noticing.

Repeat forever.

boazpriestly:

  • Over-explanation. This includes prologues. “Prologues are never needed. You can usually throw them in the garbage. They’re usually put on as a patch.”
  • Too much data. “You’re trying to seduce your reader, not burden them,” Friedman said.
  • Over-writing, or “trying too hard.” “We think the more description we add, the more vivid it will be; but we don’t want to be distracted from the story” we open the book for.
  • Beginning the novel with an interior monologue or reflection. Usually this is written as the thoughts of a character who is sitting alone, musing and thinking back on a story. Just start with the story.
  • Beginning the novel with a flashback. Friedman isn’t entirely anti-flashback, but the novel’s opening page is the wrong place for one.
  • Beginning a novel with the “waking up sequence” of a character waking, getting out of bed, putting on slippers, heading for the kitchen and coffee…a cliche
  • Related cliche: beginning the novel with an alarm clock or a ringing phone
  • Starting out with an “ordinary day’s routine” for the main character
  • Beginning with “crisis moments” that aren’t unique: “When the doctor said ‘malignant,’ my life changed forever…” or “The day my father left us I was seven years old…”
  • Don’t start with a dialogue that doesn’t have any context. Building characterization through dialogue is okay anywhere else but there.
  • Starting with backstory, or “going back, then going forward.”
  • Info dump. More formally called “exposition.”
  • Character dump, which is four or more characters on the first page.

READING OVER THE LIST AGAIN:
I can’t think of a novel that’s not part of a series (aka characters are left to audience to know) and DOESN’T start one of these ways. Lists that supply only negative examples and never provide viable alternatives are absolutely useless!

boazpriestly:

  • Over-explanation. This includes prologues. “Prologues are never needed. You can usually throw them in the garbage. They’re usually put on as a patch.”
  • Too much data. “You’re trying to seduce your reader, not burden them,” Friedman said.
  • Over-writing, or “trying too hard.” “We think the more description we add, the more vivid it will be; but we don’t want to be distracted from the story” we open the book for.
  • Beginning the novel with an interior monologue or reflection. Usually this is written as the thoughts of a character who is sitting alone, musing and thinking back on a story. Just start with the story.
  • Beginning the novel with a flashback. Friedman isn’t entirely anti-flashback, but the novel’s opening page is the wrong place for one.
  • Beginning a novel with the “waking up sequence” of a character waking, getting out of bed, putting on slippers, heading for the kitchen and coffee…a cliche
  • Related cliche: beginning the novel with an alarm clock or a ringing phone
  • Starting out with an “ordinary day’s routine” for the main character
  • Beginning with “crisis moments” that aren’t unique: “When the doctor said ‘malignant,’ my life changed forever…” or “The day my father left us I was seven years old…”
  • Don’t start with a dialogue that doesn’t have any context. Building characterization through dialogue is okay anywhere else but there.
  • Starting with backstory, or “going back, then going forward.”
  • Info dump. More formally called “exposition.”
  • Character dump, which is four or more characters on the first page.

What the fuck kind of nasty ass prologues has that guy been reading

Much as I hate to say it: go read a “real” book. Something from the ny times best sellers lists. Something they teach in literature classes.

See what’s good and yank it for your own.

Stop posting repetitive lists of things not to do. You can only see the bad in your writing if you’re moderately self aware, and the writers who actually need these lists AREN’T. (yet)

johnlockshipsdestiel:

officialprincewilliam:

officialprincewilliam:

can a dinosaur even get more fuckin rad?

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you bet jurassican

i am so impressed by that dinosaur and that pun congratulations


Eventually, I became convinced that I was not alone in the labyrinth; that somewhere among the arches was a beast, stalking me. I would stand still for hours, listening to that wind, searching for the slightest sound of movement off in the distant halls of arches.

Eventually, I became convinced that I was not alone in the labyrinth; that somewhere among the arches was a beast, stalking me. I would stand still for hours, listening to that wind, searching for the slightest sound of movement off in the distant halls of arches.

literallytrash:

itssexualhour:

My parents are both pastors and once I was fucking this one dude who’s dad was the pastor of the rival church and he whispered ‘talk biblical to me’ so i started reciting Psalms  23 and we ended up getting into a competition of who could recite the most bible versus before they cummed

you need less jesus

freewillisanillusion:

i guess howard couldn’t have predicted how hard the 2008 economic crysis would hit hydra

punpunichu:

punpunichu:

Maybe not as cool as magic, but also not as fake!
God, this is such a self indulgent mess. I actually just wanted to try out some stuff but then it got out of hand. Sorry for the wonkiness.
Also, when I messed around with filters and stuff, one version came out looking like this, and I think it looks kind of cool.

Sorry for reblogging my own thingie but I just remembered that headcanon again in which Cro actually needs glasses to see properly  and I just

punpunichu:

punpunichu:

Maybe not as cool as magic, but also not as fake!

God, this is such a self indulgent mess. I actually just wanted to try out some stuff but then it got out of hand. Sorry for the wonkiness.

Also, when I messed around with filters and stuff, one version came out looking like this, and I think it looks kind of cool.

Sorry for reblogging my own thingie but I just remembered that headcanon again in which Cro actually needs glasses to see properly  and I just

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cheesyfactory:

Here is is! I wanted to put everyone worried about the white washing at ease. As you can see, no tampering and no white washing! It so colorful and beautiful!

I hope all of you who buy it will send me a picture of you wearing them. :D

These dorks are stupidly in love. It’s disgusting. I love it.
Me about my otp (via wolfsban)

hardly-questionable:

I think it’s weird when people critique my work when it’s. Already published? Or like. I’m just casually showing around something I wrote and don’t rly care? It’s like. Bro I love help when I need it and if ur volunteering then by all means pls edit my novel but. Literally some dude gave me…

Critique in the traditional sense IS for work that’s already published, so…
(I mean, what else would you call what those snooty people write about books in New York newspapers?)