Writing Tips: Never Assume It's FunnyThere's a very memorable scene in Roger Rabbit where the title character almost randomly breaks out of his handcuffs. When asked why he didn't do it sooner he says that he couldn't do it before because it wasn't funny before. Now Roger Rabbit is a great movie, but that one joke doesn't seem to have aged very well. Since 1989, cartoons have become a lot more story-driven, a lot more in depth, and generally less gag-based. Can you get away with breaking logic or continuity if a joke is funny? Yes. Can you get away with having an asshole in your show who is nothing but a sadist as long as he's funny? Yes. Should you ever, ever do it, especially if you're just getting started writing? Hell fucking no.Writing Tips: Never Assume It's Funny2 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Let's start with the very, very obvious: if the joke you assumed was funny broke continuity, placed a character out of character, or could destroy the story wasn't funny... then things fall apart. It sounds like common sense, but I can see why some people need to assume that things are funny.
V-Day Extensions: Goldie"That was great!" you giggle.V-Day Extensions: Goldie15 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Goldie smiles, "I'm glad you enjoyed yourself."
"How did you even manage to get in there?" you ask, "I mean, that's probably the nicest restaurant in this country! You'd have to make reservations months ahead, and not to mention the cost!"
"The owner and I are good friends," Goldie says, "And as for money...The owner of the pizzeria makes enough to spare."
You giggle and sigh contentedly, "I really did enjoy that. That's the best dinner I've ever been taken out to."
"I try," he smiles playfully.
"It's only six PM," you note, checking your phone, "We still have plenty of time to spare."
"And nowhere else to go," he sighs.
"We could always go back to my place," you say, "Curl up and watch a movie. You did promise me some snuggling with my teddy bear, after all."
He grins, "If that's what you want."
~AND SO WE TELEPORT TO YOUR FLAT~
"It's so sad!" you whimper as you watch the TV through your tears.
Oh, of all things you'd picked, it was some rea
Hobo HeartHobo Heart8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Badge number : 1025
August 26, 2014
544 NW Tarrant St.
One deceased female age 26 Large entry wound to chest. Heart removed.
"Hey Jason what we got this time?"
"Yeah it's another one." the CSI officer said shaking his head "Same M.O. chest crushed ripped open heart removed. Human heart from previous deceased present at scene."
"How many does this make?" the detective asked
"Are we counting the one at the lake?" Jason inquired.
" No not yet anyway." replied Detective McMahon
"Five then, but there's no way we can deny they are at least connected." Jason said to the detective squinting his eyes.
"Yeah I hear ya, but there was no heart present. It's his calling card there's no way he'd leave out that little detail. This guys sick it's his ritual. They may be connected, but it may be a copy cat. I'm not giving him the credit till I'm sure." The detective pulled out his lucky zippo rubbed it with his finger as he examined the apple engraving on i
GalaxiesI looked up into the midnight heavens and existence exchanged a gaze with me.Galaxies8 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Selfish Desires: Sam DiscoversNina didn't come home one night.Selfish Desires: Sam Discovers5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next morning, as I sat down to eat breakfast, she walked through the door looking a mess, belly bulging further than usual, powdered sugar around her mouth, her hair tangled, and holding on to half a dozen donuts and the tattered remains of the red dress I bought her about twenty pounds ago, destroyed from the inside out.
"What happened last night?" I asked, hoping not to seem pushy, "No call, no text, you seriously had me worried!"
She blushed, "Oh! Sorry, I went out with a bunch of girls from work, and we went to a movie, so I had to turn my phone off. Then we got a little drunk, so none of us could drive back." She walked towards me with an angelic smile, raising a suggestive eyebrow and cradling her heavy, bulging stomach, "I made sure we ordered some pizza, got some ice cream, and I may have..." she pulled me closer, pressing her bulging belly against my chest, groaning at the sudden pressure, "Woomph, I think I ate just a little t
Not For Your SakeGetting to sleep in the Cornerstone base was always a hassle. First, they actually had to get into the base and, with the various teams scattered about all over the world, this was a massive task in and of itself.Not For Your Sake11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
After a lot of angry messages, threats, and general confusion on who exactly was still missing, the entire team was finally assembled in the base and then came the item sorting, the machine checks, the “where the heck is my hang glider?!” and then--at last--they began to get into bed.
Since the beds were all shoved up against each other, most of them them tended to just crawl up from the foot of the bed but then there were people like Smith, who often stole others beds which caused a lot of ruckus, or people like Strippin who jumped on, scaring the people on either side of him.
By the time everyone was settledand in their correct beds, the sun had long since fallen behind the edge of the earth.
Rythian, who often fell asleep last, lay awake one night
The New Mall (omorashi/ABDL)The new mall had been in construction for nearly two years, but looking at how massive it was, you'd swear it had been longer than that. It was five stories tall, and housed at least one of every type of store you could possibly imagine (and even a few you probably wouldn't think existed).The New Mall (omorashi/ABDL)8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Wow," Hikaru commented upon stepping out of his car and taking a good look at the building that stood before him.
"I know," said Jason. "It's way bigger than the old one.
"Let's just hope they have good cinnamon buns like the old place." Hikaru grabbed his messenger bag and put it over his shoulder. "Are you sure you don't wanna be padded? I can still diaper you if you lie down in the backseat."
Jason's cheeks turned a light shade of pink. "Hikaru, you know I'd love to, but people might notice."
Hikaru looked down at him with sad puppy dog eyes.
"Aww, come on; Don't give me that look." He put a hand to Hikaru's cheek. "You can diaper me when we get home.
RQ: Miku the Singing BalloonRQ: Miku the Singing Balloon9 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hatsune Miku is a beautiful Vocaloid with long turquoise pigtails. She considers herself as a virtual singing star as millions of her fans admire her.
One day, Miku had a sweet tooth. She noticed a piece of candy of a stool. What was that piece of candy doing there? Did somebody leave it by accident? Or did she simply find it just sitting there? Well it is hers now.
"What is this piece of candy?" Miku picked it up and inspected the delectable looking candy. "I might as well try this one."
Miku then put the candy in her mouth and began to chew on it as if she was chewing on bubblegum.
"This candy tastes great," she said.
Suddenly, it was no ordinary candy; it was a different candy that contained a special ingredient much to her unawareness. She began to inflate like a balloon as the power vested inside the candy aired up her body.
"Why am I getting this big?" Miku watched herself inflating bigger into a spherical shaped balloon.
After she was done inflating, she had her head, cheeks, ha
Kirby The Star Warrior Chronicles Episode 3KirbyKirby The Star Warrior Chronicles Episode 317 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Star Warrior Chronicles
Episode 3 – The Greedy King Dedede!
Unleash The Octopus Demon Beast, Octacon!
In Castle Dedede, the white girl aiming at Kirby with her transformable weapon; in case she want to know he’s ally or enemy.
Kirby, in other hand, is not scared, but Lololo, Lalala and Keeby are behind the castle wall, but just stare at the girl who’s aiming at the pink puffball.
“All right, who are you?” Kirby asked to the girl.
“My name is Sirica. And don’t misunderstand me. I don’t come here to rescue you from that ape monster. I only came here to looking for the man named Meta Knight?” The girl introduces herself with her name, Sirica.
“Meta Knight? But why?” Kirby asked confused.
“I came here to reclaim something. And that’s Meta Knight’s sword, Galaxia.” Sirica said.
“Huh?! Galaxia?” Lol
PyF: Sentimientos escondidos Parte 7ANTERIORMENTEPyF: Sentimientos escondidos Parte 79 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
-señor,es usted el principe j?-dijo nerviosa de no haber acertado-
-si,veo que soy muy reconocible-dijo en tono burlon-
siguieron charlando y riendo ,a mitad del baile..
ellos bailaban muy tranquilos pero anabel se resbalo y j la alcanzo a coger en sus brazos , se dejaron llevar y se besaron...cuando se separaron
-me gusta besarte mas despierto que dormido-le dijo j a any-
Mientras Phineas e Isa estaban bailando como si no hubiera mañana, y cuando la musica cedio Phineas se enfado ya que ellos debian parar de tocar tan solo cuando el lo ordenara
-¡¿Por que han parado de tocar?! -dijo acercandose a los musicos con tono desagradable -¡¿dije que pararan?!
-Pero señor -dijo el flautista exausto- si no paramos un poco nos vamos a enfermar -dijo asustado
-¡No es excusa! ¡sigan tocando! -dijo enfadado el p
The Diner - Part 3I had to subdue my jubilation when my company finally sent me back to Oklahoma in early November. It had been 48 days since I’d last seen my sweet southern belle – I know because I was literally marking the days on my calendar. I was on the verge of going MIA and making the drive to Paradise as I had jokingly mentioned during my last visit, when my boss, Herb, pulled me into his office. He told me I’d have to spend ten days at a convention with our newest client as a team building opportunity. Ten days would be tough to endure, but if it meant I’d get to see Liv again, they could double the time for all I cared.The Diner - Part 323 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next day, I hopped in my rental car and made the six and a half hour trek north, only stopping once to fuel up in a town called Denton. Denton has one of those massive novelty gas stations that makes their own snack foods, and I had a hankering for some of their signature beef jerky. With my dried meat craving sati
[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
[Hibari x Reader] Bursting of Color: Yellow
Here's the drabble/short one-shot series featuring colors and Hibari, our favorite skylark! I hope you enjoy. The other color drabble/ones-shots will be put up soon. Stay tuned for more!
A bird chirped. You looked to your left and caught its stare. Its beady black eyes blinked at you. The bird fluffed up its feathers and flew onto the bench you were sitting on. You hesitantly reached out to pet the yellow fluff. It lowered its head and let out a soft chirp in delight.
“Who’s Hibari?” You murmured.
The bird or rather, canary jumped off the bench and flew on a person’s head.
The person who you assumed is “Hibari”, narrowed his eyes at you. What did you do? You waited until he spoke.
“Herbivore,” He warned. “Go to class.”
You got up from the bench and dashed back into the school. Lunch time was already up? You looked behind you an
All For NowIn a blink, he was gone.All For Now1 day ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Just like that, the threat I had been preparing for my entire life disappeared- again.
You'd think I would be used to it by now. I'm not. It still pisses me off how he's able to do that.
Why can't I do that? Or, at least why can't I freakin' poof to wherever he goes to regain his strength tenfold? Yeah, tenfold; like I wasn't already scraping by- surviving by the skin of my teeth whenever I fought him. He always has to come back stronger than before. Know why? 'Cause he can. He's invincible, or so he says. . .
I'll be honest when I say I'm starting to believe it.
Okay, so he isn't the only one who hulks-out after having the crap beat out of them. I've pulled that plenty of times, but of course I nearly die because my body isn't ready to contain and control so much power at onc
Start Again (Tropius TF Request)Claire walked up the street to where she worked. She was the perfect example of what society would deem "the perfect woman." Other girls envied her of her appearance. This didn't help, since she worked at a café, where people came and went to mingle.Start Again (Tropius TF Request)22 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the outside, she was sassy and popular. She played along with being beautiful and using it to her advantage. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case with her feelings on the inside. She hated being like that. The only reaction she got was for her looks, not for her actually as a person.
Claire proceeded towards the back of the counter. She went into the back room, putting her apron on as directed by the café. She headed to the side of the counter. She worked as a waitress, so there was no avoiding anyone.
"Order number one! Bring it to table number eleven, okay, Claire?" Matthew, the cook, called. Claire quickly took the order and brought it to the proper table. She told herself she'd never make that mistake again. She set the pla
Story: The Agency Finds NicoleNicole's hair was still just a little bit damp this dreary Wednesday morning. The alarm clock didn't go off when it was supposed to, she ran out of milk for her breakfast, and worst yet, her nylons got a run in them. All this to deal with, and it wasn't even 10am yet.Story: The Agency Finds Nicole9 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a typical morning in the greater Seattle area, now named District 53 by the national zoning act, and a typical morning for Nicole. She ran outside her door, with a newspaper covering her head from the torrential downpour that the heavens were sharing with her. These kinds of rains would flood early civilizations that didn't know how to deal with such. She jumped onto the street, and avoided the passing cars filled with hurried bodies. Her coffee stand was waiting for her, and her customers were getting cranky and decaffeinated by the second. She had to hurry.
She was lucky, there were only three in line now: Jerry, Sikha, and Nathan. Sometimes there were as many as eight or nine if she was even five minutes late. J
MLP: Hooves of Harmony Ch. 10MLP: Hooves of Harmony Ch. 1011 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The battle to determine which side will dominate the beautiful Kingdom of Shamrock...has begun:
On one side is the Dark Dancer of this great kingdom: The former Skymarshall of the Shamrock Skyguard, Don Porsha. Dawning his purple and black uniform modeled to help him look more terrifying, this superior dancer cannot help but do battle in a dance showdown he wishes to no longer take part in. However, the dark mask upon his face now controls is every movment...so there is not a choice to be made.
Across the stage from the dark dancer is none other than the one stallion who has been named Champion of Shamrock...who may not be as superior in dance as his rival or his own father, but will give his mighty all in order to save this glorious kingdom his sister from long ago founded; Wearing neither an outfit nor a mask, the Prince of Courage known by all as Courageous Heart uses the skills his father Tap taught him to see him through this battle.
Hannah's Balloon World TourIn Texas, there is a girl named Hannah. She may be only 5'1, but she is athletic, creative, and full of life. Not only did she finish high school, but she also finished college as well. She moved out of her parent's home so that she can be independent and make her mind free to create. She mainly expresses her mind by writing funny stories, usually involving cartoonish situations such as inflation. However, there is one thing Hannah always wanted to do: travel around the world.Hannah's Balloon World Tour3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
One day, after writing another fun story about her traveling around the world, Hannah decided to go get a snack.
Hannah: *phew* "All that writing sure made me hungry. I wonder what's in the shop today."
So she grabbed her book and put it in her bag, then headed off to the local shop. Once there, she went into the candy aisle and started looking for what could satisfy her hunger.
Hannah: *looking at the types of candy* "So many good choices, so little time."
As she looked through the aisle, she saw what
A Wish For Wings (Rainbow Jack Story) 7Chapter 7: SurgeryA Wish For Wings (Rainbow Jack Story) 79 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was sitting on the edge of the bed early this morning with my head in my hands. It has been four days since I went to the doctor and today I have to have surgery to fix the “boo-boo in my head”. I felt Jack sit next to me and put an arm around my shoulder. I looked at him with a nervous expression.
“Hey kiddo cheer up! Everything will be ok” said Jack in a warm voice. I leaned on Jack’s shoulder.
“But I’m scared Jackie” I said in a quiet voice. I felt his grip tighten on my shoulder.
“Don’t be scared. I will stay with you and I won’t let anything happen to you” said Jack in a gentle tone. “Now get ready to go, you have to leave soon. You have a big battle to fight today” said Jack as he released his grip on my shoulder. I nodded and stood up to get ready to leave.
I was in the car sitting on Jack’s lap as I looked out the window. Jack had his arms around my waist and wa
Take out-TEASERTake out-TEASER18 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Emma sat on the leather revolving desk chair desperately struggling against her tight bonds, clad only in her well filled 34d cup black lace bra,
the matching hi cut panties hidden beneath the dark control top pantyhose that sheathed the tightly bound shapely legs. Her angry moans through
the knotted cleave gag tied between her moist glossy lips, her curly brown-blonde hair, she had pinned up neatly that morning, somewhat dishevelled,
as her blue eyes looked out fro her designer spectacles and her plight and state of undress and the 24 year WPC was angry that they had taken her uniform,
not that she had much choice. Now she wondered how the others were fairing and if she could expect rescue soon, unfortunately for Emma her fellow
female officers in the storage facility had not faired mu
Her Best Friends“Hello?” Ariel askedHer Best Friends11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Borrow your mom's van” Demi said on the other end
“Why?” Ariel asked puzzled
“Because your gonna pick up people and we're gonna go out. Topher and Connor are already waiting here! ALRIGHT LOVE YOU!” and she hung up
“Fucking fuck” Ariel mumbled
~ ~ ~
“Demi what are we doing today?” Connor asked
“Better question whose going?” Topher looked up at her
“WELL!” Demi smiled at them, “It shall be us three, Grey and Aubree, and Twistan and MerMer!, and Ariel and Drake!”
“Ah, now what are we doing?” Connor asked again
“THAT is classified!” Demi said, she heard a horn honk and grabbed both of there hands, “Come on come on!” she ran out and saw Ariel waiting there in the van, Drake was even already in there. Demi smiled wider and jumped in the front seat as Topher and Connor got in the back with Drake, “TO GET GREYSON AND AUBREE
The Sky Continent Part 1Characters:The Sky Continent Part 111 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pikachu Jet and Snowy
Soul Reaper Anthony and Mike
Floral Knight Haley
Pichu Bryan, Sparx, Krystal, and Zoey
Human Dragon Ian
The Airship Invincible was in the skies, Jet suggested that everyone take a vacation after all the craziness that happened three months ago. So everyone who was available was currently aboard the airship. Anthony did some digging and found out their was a Continent floating in the sky. He thought that'd be the perfect place to go.
On the bridge of the airship Anthony was at the drivers seat, while Tails helped him navigate with the map he brought with. Ian and Mike were seated in two of the passenger seats behind the driver. Ian seemed to be deep in thought about something. Mike noticed turning to talk to him.
"You alright Ian?" Mike asked.
Ian snapped out of his thoughts and smiled.
"Oh don't worry it's nothing." Ian assured.
"If your bored you can go join the tickle war back there." Anthony grinned.
"Nah I'm good." &
Sobreviviendo CAP 5WOOOOOOW... Lo siento por tardar... es que me mude y me estaba sin internet, leía las historias de los demás gracias al wifi de mi primo... LO SIEEEEENTOOOOO EN VERDAAAAAADSobreviviendo CAP 54 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
ADVERTENCIA: Este fanfic es BL (Boy Love,chico y chico) si no les gusta,no lean y si quieren juzgar no de mal gusto.
ADVERTENCIA 2: Este capitulo contiene lemon,solo apto para fujoshis,fundashis y mayores de 18 años. Si lo ves igual,ya te lo dije.
Sobreviviendo CAPÍTULO 5: “¿Por qué lo eh echo?”
Un encuentro, una confesión, una duda en la cabeza de Rigby ¿Qué hago? Esa pregunta en la cual no sabe contestar, han pasado poco tiempo juntos, tendrían que esperar. Un momento de silencio totalmente irritante, el miedo gobernaba en Mordecai, sudor frio por la respuesta, el rostro inocente de Rigby lo hacía desear algo más, la tentación de tocarlo, hacerlo suyo y que grite su nombre esta demás.
R: -Aún sonrojado- Y-yo… *
My brother - Melark POVFeaturing: Guardsman Melark, Lord Ragnarok, Princess LyndriaMy brother - Melark POV9 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mentioning: Princess Sitka, Young Lord Flint, Princess Liosa, Princess Saren (NPC)
Year 760 of The new Age, Autumn
Melark still couldn’t believe it. He hadn’t lost his title as guard. After 9 months, just leaving without telling anybody, he returned and he had awaited for his punishment for leaving his duty. Yet Vice Captain Aytan hadn’t punished him at all … He even cleared his name and let him join the ranks of guard once again.
His mother had been around him the rest of the day, asking where he had been. Melark hadn’t told so much, just resting in the comfort zone of his mother and his younger sister Failthé.
Yet when the evening was falling, Melark looked up to see the fading sun. He knew he still had to visit a few members of the herd and he would start with that now. He wasn’t sure how glad they were to see him back, but he knew of o