Writing Tips - Read BetterThe most common wisdom told to new-coming writers is that you have to read a lot. Before I say anything else I will say that reading more will (usually) help you in a variety of ways that I'll go into by the end of this. How true is this? Well, I think that this is a little bit misstated. Reading, on its own, will not make you a better writer. It'll make you a better reader, to be sure. But it's kind of like... expecting to be good at making Italian food by eating Italian food. Sure, you can figure out what you like that way, but just eating it on its own will not make you know how to make the food.Writing Tips - Read Better10 hours ago in Articles & Interviews
You need to write a lot. If you've read every book in the world, but have never written a sentence, then you will not be a good writer—almost certainly. Writing and reading are different skills. Reading is like learning about art history. Writing is like painting. Reading is useful, almost certainly, but if you assume that that's on the highest pedestal, you are probably doing things
Quentin Wallace InterviewMichael Benavidez (Me): alright on with the show, shall we? So you've got a bunch of books under your belt aside from the Brackett Hollister and Game Warden books. These would be books under the Kindle Worlds banner I believe? What would you say is your standout book or series of books overall, so far?Quentin Wallace Interview10 hours ago in Articles & Interviews
Quentin Wallace: My personal favorites are the Brackett Hollister novels, The Werewolf Pack and Outlaw Voodoo. However, the Game Warden of Black Swamp seems to be the most popular of my original novels. I think that's just due to the genre. Black Swamp is more of a straight horror genre, and Brackett is a Weird Western, and the WW genre just hasn't taken off the way I'd like it too. Did that answer your question or did I just meander?
Me: Naw you answered haha. Now, I haven't read the Game Warden yet, but Brackett Hollister tends to be a multi genre mash-up of more than just a lone western with horror elements
QW: Yes, I tried to put a little bit of everything in: Horror, Action, Humor,
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U reviewSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U review7 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
A classic that keeps getting better every time.
Nintendo is undoubtedly the best when it comes to keep old franchises fresh and alive. Super Smash Bros. is one of those. This is one of Nintendo’s bestselling video game franchises ever and with the 4th entry it seems everything will remain that way for a very long time. And this is because Smash Bros. now has more and better stuff. If you thought you had seen it all in Brawl or even in Melee, think again.
The franchise is already unique for its gameplay. It’s not your typical fighting game. Unlike the rest, there’s no health bar that decreases every time you get hit. Here, it’s the other way around. Your life percentage increases as you get hit and the higher the number, the easier it is to smash you out of the stage. When there’s no way you can return to the stage, you lose a life. That has been the whole concept of the saga throughout its 16 years of life but every new game has managed to brought somethin
The Math TestTime for another test, What's this? A math test? My least favorite kind,The Math Test9 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes
My right hand grabs my pencil, and then I hold down the paper with my left. I start answering the questions, slowly.
It's about the middle of the test. 'Explain your answer in words' it says. But what if I can't? I think, I do, I live visually. It's so hard for me to put my thoughts into words. I start pulling at my hair. Warm sweat drips down my face.
I am now scratching my neck frantically. I still can't think of the words. How do my classmates do it? How is it so easy for them? I gulp again, I wish I had some cool water. I start pulling at my hair, harder this time. I'm still sweating.
Umm.. I can't do this anymore. My head hurts so bad, thoughts racing. I'm sweating violently, I only have 20 minutes left, and I'm only halfway through the 6 page test. I know it doesn't seem like that much, but for me, it's almost impossible.
When I finally think of the words, I breath a sigh of relief. Moving onto the next prob
HALLOWEEN 15 - Top 10 Scary-fun movies Ahh it's that time of year again. When your local retail stores are stocking up all things in the colors of black yellow and orange. Fall colors. And you know what fall colors mean... ITS HALLOWEEN!!HALLOWEEN 15 - Top 10 Scary-fun movies 14 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
Previously I gave a top 10 list of my personal favorite horror movies. Whether you agreed or not, it was a certain hit. But I feel that my list excludes those not really interested in the concrete horror genre. So I got to thinking... "Why not a list of movies I consider not FULLY horror, they just give a great feeling of satisfaction to watch in this season of haunts and spooks?" I call these movies "Scary-Fun".
It regards movies that might have the trappings of horror but is either action, drama or comedy. They're the type of flicks that while might show scary imagery, you give off feelings of joy and excitement rather than lingering fear, especially with a party of viewers.
But this year had SO many good choices that I'll start with the five Runner ups. These are ranked from mode
LUSH Lullaby Shampoo BarAfter being stressed with senior year responsibilities for about 2 weeks, I was in desperate need of a way to ease my tensions. Luckily, mom and I had just enough time to go to the mall before my 8:00 appointment. I figured that this would be a great opportunity to buy something relaxing. And what better way to do that than to buy something from my favorite body store: LUSH!LUSH Lullaby Shampoo Bar9 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
We only had 15 minutes to shop, but I already knew what I wanted: a Jumping Juniper shampoo bar. I had a very bad experience with my last shampoo, the Seanik bar. Let's just say that sea salt is not very good for your scalp and hair. Anyway, I figured that Jumping Juniper would work out a lot better. Anything with lavender is good for me!
When I walked into the LUSH store, I went straight towards the shampoo bar section and grabbed a metal shampoo tin.
"You know what you came in for, didn't you?" said one of the store helpers.
"Yep!" I said, and pointed to the Jumping Juniper.
She told me that a more popular one wa
Wolf TraplineIt was pretty cold that morning, probably around five or six degrees below. It felt like the coats I was wrapped in did absolutely nothing to keep the cold out... especially the wind. The rifle on my back kept smacking me on the head, every time I stepped over something. One of the traps I set was nearby... I say nearby even though it was miles away from where I lived... but you get the idea. Anyway, I was greeted by a beautiful, male black wolf that had probably been trapped the day before. He was still alive, sitting calmly against the tree with his left paw tightly gripped by the trap. He was a rather large guy, a bit bigger than a full grown German Shepherd. He had tired, yellow eyes and a calm demeanor... usually animals caught in traps aren't too happy about it... but he was content. I was pretty excited myself actually, this would be the first wolf of the season. I stepped back and gave him some room, just in case he would have a sudden outburst, and pulled the rifle off of my bWolf Trapline11 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes
Pint Size review: Princess BrideThere was a farm boy named Westley who was a Ninja Pirate all dressed in black. And there was a Giant who was nice, and a man who was a sword fighter. And then there was a queen woman girl who was kidnapped, and they tried to kill her and the Ninja Pirate, but they didn't. They died instead. And the Queen Woman and the Ninja Pirate fell down the hill and down the hill and there were R.U.S.S.'s that bit the Ninja Pirate. But magic fire was burped from the ground and they got away. They did, they got away.Pint Size review: Princess Bride7 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
But then they tried to make the Pirate Ninja die. His name was Westley, Did I tell you that?
But then the giant was really nice and he saved the pirate ninja, and then they 'snucked' into the castle and the queen girl was saved, and the sword man fought the bad guy and then they kissed, and sang that son. That Story Book Story song that was about love.
That was a very good movie and people should watch it.
Creative Writing TBT: Seasonal SugarsFormed to resemble symbols of a season, I look forward to these delectable bites.Creative Writing TBT: Seasonal Sugars11 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes
Unpolished, simplistic morsels that perfectly compliment their respective times in their colorful sugars and flavors.
The small packs seem both enough yet fleeting from your hands.
My other TOK essayName Kaan KındıroğluMy other TOK essay19 hours ago in Academic Essays
IB # 002560004
8. “Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth” (Pablo Picasso). Evaluate this claim in relation to a specific art form (for example, visual arts, literature, theatre).
The claim of Pablo Picasso that says that Art, as an area of knowledge, is a lie that brings us, the observers, eventually to the truth. First of all it must be said that, the owner of this quote, Pablo Picasso, is a very famous artist of the 20th century. His definition of art as his preferred way of knowing as an artist tells the humanity about the way he sees art. Is a person who is adept at his job expected to favor his job? My parents, both being doctors, disfav
NINE INCH NAILS - THE SLIP - ALTERNATE TRACK LISTNINE INCH NAILS - THE SLIP - ALTERNATE TRACK LISTNINE INCH NAILS - THE SLIP - ALTERNATE TRACK LIST2 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
ORIGINAL TRACK LIST
3 Letting You
6 Head Down
7 LIGHTS IN THE SKY
8 CORONA RADIATA
9 The Four of Us Are Dying
10 Demon Seed
you can think of the album like a wheel (i think thats the best analogy)
the center of the wheel (also known as a hub) is the only 2 songs that have crossfading LIGHTS IN THE SKY & CORONA RADIATA (crossfaded songs have to be kept together at all times)
the rest of the songs (songs 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10) are on the outside of the wheel rotating around the hub
now what this means is you just got to rotate the wheel a bit to find the correct track list
the only single on the album is DISCIPLINE im fairly sure Trent picked that to tell you when to stop rotating the wheel
if you keep track 7 and 8 where they are on the track list and rotate the wheel until dicipline gets to be either track 1 or 10 you wind up with the track list eit
Bilbophello and welcome to our (chap's and madster's) first production ever released. the credits go like this:Bilbop19 hours ago in Academic Essays
music by chap graphics by madster coding by mimos of deathdefiers (thanks!!)
some hint: use mouse up and down to choose between different tunes and then press left mouse button to
select one. do you know what skrotum means... well if you do, send us a letter with your answer and if you're right,
you perhaps even will win a toaster. there's also a jumbo prize, so go gaga and join our little
competition today. get scribbling and send us your answer now! entries that arrive later than the 26th of may 1995 will
get disqualified. hohum... are we getting somewhere!!!
well, if you for any reason(there can be many) want to contact us , then write to: per johannesson, knapparestigen 6,
374 51 asarum, sweden. or write to: andreas horberg, troskvagen 17, 374 53 asarum, sweden.
this is madster writing and there's really not much
Jimmy Snuka is charged and arrested for MURDER (G1prime is sitting on her bed. She had just read the news on the tablet. She mouths "what the fuck". She sees the audience and puts her tablet away)Jimmy Snuka is charged and arrested for MURDER 18 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
G1prime: "Hey everyone! G1prime here!
2015 is not a great year for wrestling. Particularly WWE. We get wrestlers dying left and right. Some who are racist ,even though Hulk Hogan did apologised , and fans trying to do physical harm to the wrestlers. And of course this happens . Jimmy "superfly " Snuka was arrested for the murder of his 23-year-old girlfriend which by the way happened 32 years ago . When I first heard about the murder it was just a rumour. But now it is just a fact. Jimmy actually murdered his girlfriend. ( G1prime shakes her head in disbelief ) WHAT THE FUCK?!?!? Jimmy was arrested in his own home on Tuesday. He was charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter. Jimmy Snuka why did you had to do that? You were a legend. You were one of the biggest names of WWE history and now you just tarnished y
TornYou sacrifice so much for your friendsTorn9 hours ago in Emotional
Even if you have to give up something or someone that you love
And you show no sign of hate, fear, sadness, nothing.
Yet you let yourself know by sitting in your room alone with your thoughts,
Hating yourself for being too kind
And only being selfless
This is the punishment for that
MaybeMaybe one day we will meetMaybe7 hours ago in Emotional
Maybe someday I will see you
Maybe I already have.
Maybe someday we will lock eyes.
Maybe we are on opposite sides of this world.
Or Maybe we are next door neighbors.
Maybe you are already dead
Or bursting with life and passion.
Maybe one day we will be able
To feel one with each other.
Or Maybe just being near you will be enough.
But I will never stop searching.
You are searching for me too.
Gay Problems #29*oops, I did it again*Gay Problems #2919 hours ago in Emotional
Accidentally developing a crush on your straight friends
DeseariaDesearía irme, volar, correr a un lugar lejano, a un lugar desconocido para todos, desaparecer y nunca, nunca jamás saber de nadie, porque soy un ser incomprendido y sin importancia para nadie, ni siquiera para mi misma.Desearia8 hours ago in Emotional
Desearía poder llorar, sacar toda la tristeza que hay en mi interior, poder descansar, no ser simplemente la ilusión que el mundo ve, que el mundo cree que soy.
Desearía, tan solo comenzar de nuevo, en otro lugar en el cual pueda ser comprendida, así sea tan solo por una persona y solo una hora, con eso aliviaría un poco el dolor que hay en mi.
Desearía no lastimar a nadie, no afectar a nadie, no tener ningún laso con nadie, pues estos causan dolor y sufrimiento al conocerse crudamente.
Desearía morir en el mar, y volar por el cielo, la vía láctea y millones de lugares más.
Desearía, deseo tantas cosas imposibles, pero sin duda, desearía con todo mi corazón y mis pulmones que el mundo
Cazadora de estrellas CAPITULO 27 GLEECazadora de estrellas CAPITULO 2720 hours ago in Emotional
Está oscureciendo.Las sombras mezquinas diluyen los contornos de los edificios con un naranja que a su yo del pasado le hubiera parecido mágico.
Pero ahora,todo es tan monótono que se le hace molesto.
Mira de lado a lado,como tratando de ubicarse,como tratando de elegir cuidadosamente cual será su próxima parada.
Lo cierto es que ya conoce este sitio como si fuese la palma de su mano,lo cual,de alguna forma,es un poco penoso.
Sabe que a su derecha encuentra una zapatería artesanal (donde trabajan madre e hija),una tienda de todo a un euro (un chino que se turna con su prima),una frutería (una chica muy agradable que siempre
Paris (a lover)I fell in love with Paris not at first sight, but at the second one.Paris (a lover)22 hours ago in Emotional
Paris was grey, crowded and noisy, and my ears felt as polluted as my lungs. That was the first sight.
Then, I started to see the city’s true nature.
It was first the colours; beige for the buildings, dark grey for the streets. For me, the best moment in Paris is spring; that moment in May or June when summer knocks softly at the door. During that time, the city is still beige, but also green and blue - delicate, elegant colours that fit its atmosphere of soft wealth.
When I fell in love with Paris, I knew I had to live with her. Now, my home is at her place, like a lover.
It’s difficult to be alone with her, so I wander in the streets at night. The light in the Eiffel Tower replaces the North Star. I know where I am when I see it.
I feel at home in deserted streets, be it day or night. In these places, the typical Parisian becomes a smiling person. The waiter accepts to fry chips for you at five in the af
New arrangement/ Sad newsSchool and homework are getting in the way of putting up new art. Well I have an arrangement. I can post 3 arts per week. One at night and two during the weekends. I have sad news too. I am moving to another place soon. I am scared because it has not internet connection and I might not see you for a while. My parents are making money so we can go there. They are going to find a way for me and the rest to have internet access. If not I have to close my account for a while. I am sorry but I don't want to take away data or I am in trouble. Please don't be mad. I am very sad. Now I have to finish school work and post some art. It is difficult and I have lots of accounts. Speaking of accounts, I have more than 1 account. I have a Roblox account and a vine account. I am working on get an instgram and snapchat account. Well... chat with you later and please leave a comment. ENJOY! :3New arrangement/ Sad news10 hours ago in Emotional
Side Path ConfidenceDon't analyze it for meSide Path Confidence19 hours ago in Emotional
Never said it was a problem for you to solve
Just wanted you to know
If I come across as crass
It's not intended.
It's just something I carry
I do appreciate your company
but come down off your tiptoes
I'll join you in smashing eggshells
If I get you down, feel free
to tell me to get off it
to joke about the cloud over me
I'd rather you be honest and say
That you know
It's just something I carry
Don't say you'll always be there if I need someone
If I didn't think that already
We wouldn't be having this chat
You don't have to carry me
Our laughter and frustrations are real
So I just wanted to let you know
It's just something I carry.