mayorgere:

Decided to share the path I made for my town.~ I’m not the best path maker, but I think it looks nice!  ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ All of the other patterns I’m using in this image can be found here. I hope you guys like my path. <3

Please do not repost!

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What's up with "lay" and "lie"?

theyuniversity:

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Good question, palindromichannah.

Few topics in grammar and usage inspires as much dread and confusion as lay vs. lie. This post will allay your fears.

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Need even more examples? Here you go:

  • When I get home, I’m going to lie in the…

Things you should know about each of your characters

the-right-writing:

These are what I would consider to be the most basic, bare-bones questions of character creation.

  • What would completely break your character?
  • What was the best thing in your character’s life?
  • What was the worst thing in your character’s life?
  • What seemingly…

Body Language: What Eyes Can Tell You

fictionwritingtips:

We’ve talked a lot about body language and how it can be used in your writing, but not much has been said about analyzing the body language of the eyes. A lot can be inferred by utilizing eye body language in your writing, so hopefully this will help you learn more about…

davestridersironicgirlfriend:

mayra-quijotesca:

thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.

  • Steampunk
    Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
  • Dieselpunk
    1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
  • Decopunk
    A cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
  • Clockpunk
    Covers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
  • Atompunk
    Cold War era, ie: the Space Race
  • Teslapunk
    Derivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
  • Splatterpunk
    Explicit horror and gore
  • Biopunk
    Biotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
  • Nanopunk
    Nanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
  • Cyberpunk
    The granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 

Others not included in the infographic

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.

rifa:

maxkirin:

So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

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HELLO

demonologys:

when you’re writing stories/making games/making movies or shows about/with angels and demons (pertaining to christian/judaic theology): keep these tips in mind:

angels: 

  1. humans do not become angels when they die
  2. not all angels are “light skinned and female”
  3. there is several hierarchies of heaven 
  4. heaven is not all “fluffy clouds and harps”
  5. cherubim do not present themselves as “cute, bouncy little children”
  6. angel/human hybrids are called nephilim
  7. each angel has a specific role within the heavenly kingdom (see tips two and three for links)

demons/fallen angels:

  1. there are more demons than just “amon, azazel, the incubi and the succubi and lilith”
  2. satan” is a title
  3. there are hierarchies of hell
  4. if you’re using names of demons from the ars goetia then actually depict these demons in your work instead of just slapping on their names to just any generic demon character, the ars goetia is severely under represented in main-stream media besides for the usage of their names and it would be cool to see demons such as stolas and paimon 
  5. if you are using goetic demons and rely solely on their descriptions for portraying the demon, put actual research into said demon instead (most goetic summoners warm that descriptions of demons in guides such as the lesser key of solomon are to be taken with a grain of salt an do not accurately pin point how a demon would act) by reading individual experiences by experiences summoners to create a accurate portrayal (theres many forums specializing in evocation and contain people’s experiences of summoning these demons)
  6. exorcisms in media are almost always exaggerated

feel free to add anything else!