6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist6 Steps to Creating a Great Antagonist3 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 4 “The Antagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So you now have your Protagonist up and ready to go. The next step is to create a great Antagonist that will help provide a dynamic story. I've talked about specific types of antagonists—Villains and Mons
UntitledIf you are happy being you then why let what others may have to say about it make you unhappy. The only thing you need to fit in is your own skin... the only thing you need to fill is your own soul... the only thing you need to follow is your own heart.Untitled15 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
I found an interesting 'Feminist manifesto'Very interesting indeed. I know it would send modern fems into panic, purely because of the premise and topic.I found an interesting 'Feminist manifesto'10 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
To quote some of the "Feminist Manifesto" by Mina Loy, which I was introduced to by my poetry teacher today:
The advantages of marriage are too ridiculously ample—
Compared to all other trades—for under modern conditions a woman can accept preposterously luxurious support from a man (with-out the return of an sort—even offspring)—as a thank offering for her virginity.
The woman who has not succeeded in striking that advantageous bargin—-is prohibited from any but surreptitious re-action to Life-stimuli—- and entirely debarred maternity.
Every woman has a right to maternity—-
Every woman of superior intelligence should realize her race-responsibility, in producing children in adequate proportion to the unfit or degenerate members of her sex—-
Each child of a superior woman should be the result of a d
Vita da Dalton - Incubi> Niky si agitava nel sonno, gridando.Vita da Dalton - Incubi22 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
> esclamò Joe, mettendole le mani sulle spalle della sorella e scuotendola nel tentativo di svegliarla.
Finalmente, la ragazza aprì gli occhi, e balzò su a sedere. Fece vagare lo sguardo per la stanza, spaventata e disorientata. Quando mise a fuoco il fratello, fu scossa da un brivido. >
> rispose lui dolcemente, mettendosi sedendosi accanto a lei e mettendole una mano su una spalla > domandò, preoccupato.
Niky annuì, tremando farfugliò lei.
Vedendo che non riusciva a calmarsi, Joe le mise un braccio attorno alle spalle > La ragazza fu scossa da un brivido, e lui la strinse a sé Non riusciva a capire. Poi comprese, ed emise un verso strozzato >
Joe la abbracciò forte. Non era abituato ad essere così gentile, ma non riusciva a sopportare di vedere la sorellina così spaventata >
Lei nascose il viso nell'incavo del suo collo > implorò, tra i singhiozzi > Non ebbe il coraggio di terminare
A Very Important Lesson To LearnDear Princess Celestia,A Very Important Lesson To Learn20 hours ago in Editorial More Like This
As an upcoming student author and reviewer in my spare time, I take a lot of pride in my work. I take days to come up with a single review of a 20-something minute sitcom episode. Yep, I'm very dedicated. Normally, whenever I see a work that has been done worse, I'd get really pissed off at the author because of the quality of the work. For example, if the entire script is a carbon copy of a script you have already done except it's just filled with toilet humor, pop culture references, and terrible jokes regarding those references. My inner Nostalgia Critic and Linkara come out to that specific person: if he were the writer of a bad TV episode or silly drama skit. Sometimes, my criticism can go too far and I don't realize when to stop and when it hurts people.
Things I've learned since a certain incident that I, myself, have experienced and seeing other people who are better than I like the Mysterious Mr. Ente
Nukid101's Romeo X Juliet Anime ReviewNukid101's Romeo X Juliet Anime Review20 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
What makes a good, faithful adaptation? Good question random voice in my head! Yes yes I’ll murder my family later.
So, to me the most important thing when adapting something is capturing the thematic core and the spirit of the source material, and not so much about getting every detail from the source material down accurately. Examples of this is Zack Synder’s Watchmen; a film that certainly made changes to the how certain events transpired but worked because it perfectly conveyed the themes of the original graphic novel and did so in a way that would fit into a film.
To further explain my point, I would consider an adaptation of Spiderman where Norman Osborn was Peter’s uncle, J. Jonah Jameson was a woman and Mysterio was a good guy…a far more faithful adaptation than one that got all of the details right, except that Peter Parker was an amoral sociopath who killed all of his enemies. The former just changed some of the details to possibly fit the story
America: Home of the DelusionalEconomic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You ThinkAmerica: Home of the Delusional1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality
March 31, 2015 |By Nicholas Fitz
According to Pew Research, most Americans believe the economic system unfairly favors the wealthy, but 60% believe that most people can make it if they’re willing to work hard.
In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The findings of three studies, published over the last several years in Perspectives on Psychological Science, suggest that Rock is right. We have no idea how unequal our society has become.
In their 2011 paper, Michael Norton and Dan Ariely analyzed beliefs about wealth inequality. They asked more than 5,000 Americans to guess the percentage of wealth (i.e., savings, property, stocks, etc., minus debts) owned by each fifth of the population. Next, they asked people
Letters To A Stranger - Six - Once Upon A TimeDear Stranger,Letters To A Stranger - Six - Once Upon A Time14 hours ago in Letters More Like This
I still miss the old times.
I remember hating them when they were my present, I know, I'm a whiny little bitch.
But back then I had you and you had only me. But now you have him and I only have myself.
I considered trying again, becoming a useful member of society, build up a new circle of friends, find someone to 'love', you don't even know that I am incapable of loving someone romantically, or at least, it would take a long time for me to fall in love, you don't know this, because you believe everything you want to believe, so as long as it sounds good to you.
You wouldn't understand that this isn't a bad thing, that it allows me to form even deeper friendships, I love people easily, but I never 'love'
You don't know why I don't sleep at night and why I force myself to sleep during the day. You don't know that I do this to avoid you, I don't even want to take notice of you in my peripheral vision.
And this envy is making me hate you and him, you both, as disgusting dou
Statecraft Sim Journal #5My Dearest Readers,Statecraft Sim Journal #522 hours ago in Editorial More Like This
This turn as Narnia Rohan's Secretary of Defense, I purchased a unit of 10 Cruisers and 1 Army Division to aid in the Submarine and Destroyer units. This was done to appease the Nationalist faction who have become increasingly displeased with my government's lack of action on military matters. It is my hope they will warm up to us again with this purchase.
The Socialist faction is the only one left rioting now. Though we have already built homeless shelters for them, they still insist upon better healthcare. Some people are never satisfied it seems!
The success of the bid on the Global Frost is a huge achievement for Narnia Rohan and will go a long way towards the overall health and stability of the region.
One might think that as Secretary of Defense of this great nation, I would be pushing to enter the war against the Da Bando for their hostile actions against Amur Island. However, this is quite the contrary. Watching the Combat Reports come in only reinforces my
GALLERY QUIZ 2GALLERY QUIZ!GALLERY QUIZ 221 hours ago in Editorial More Like This
Topic: Jerco (TT OC)
If you can answer 10/10, you'll get a free picture
This quiz is only valid for one week.
1)How do you pronounce Jerco's name?
2) What is the main excretion from humans that Jerco dislikes the most?
...b) BO (Sweat)
3) How does Jerco mainly mess with people?
...a)He pretends to be a ghost with his invisibility.
...b)He flirts with them and avoids answering questions.
...c)He uses his portals to make them lose their way.
...d)He doesn't. He's well behaved.
4) Out of the Titans, who does Jerco respect the most?
...e) Beast boy
5) What substance is extremely toxic to Jerco?
...d) Maple Syrup
6) What happens when Jerco overuses his portal abilities?
...a)It folds in on him and he loses his sanity.
...b)He implodes into a self-
FILLERVISION-CINDERELLA (2015)FILLERVISION-CINDERELLA (2015)13 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
(Originally I was just going to write this as a journal entry, but seeing how this went on alot longer than I expected, I decided to instead post this as a regular review. Enjoy, unless you hate my views on the movie)
So a couple of weeks ago, me and my older sister decided to have a sibling movie night before her trip to Florida for a week the following morning. We rarely do so due to our schedules being either work, school, or our social lives, and we thought it would be fitting to see the new Cinderella movie, seeing how she would be visiting Disney World during her trip. So we went to the movie theater, got us some popcorn and drinks, and we headed in to see this new take on the iconic fairy tale…
Um, is it possible to both hate and like a movie at the same time, because I’ve been fighting myself over this film ever since I saw it. There was alot in the movie I thought was really good, a nice reimagining of the story, but also made the film feel really outdated.
Teen Titans Go - Breakfast Cheese ReviewDespite......no WITH having an outright retarded name the episode is flat and unnecessary (half of the content of the show by the way). It's a really REALLY stupid heel turn for Starfire and I'll explain why.....Teen Titans Go - Breakfast Cheese Review18 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
We open Titans arrive to stop the H.I.V.E. Five's latest evil scheme: loitering, and the team finds them utterly detestable. I want to say something even though this is one of the more early episodes but why is the H.I.V.E Five such a go to threat for these guys. like literally their are DOZENS of more interesting Villains these Five jerkoffs get the most screen time. Anyways, the H.I.V.E. get thoroughly beaten up, leading Starfire to notice how violent she and her teammates have become. She watches as they mindlessly hurt the villains, even as they beg for mercy, which greatly upsets her. The battle ends with Cyborg blasting missiles in all of the villains' faces. This is a slight problem to me because the arguement of the episode is another strawman argument because the writ
RIP Cutie Mark CrusadersWell.....this is going to be an episode:RIP Cutie Mark Crusaders23 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
"Infamous outlaw Troubleshoes Clyde returns to terrorize the Appleoosa rodeo and the Cutie Mark Crusaders set out to bring him to justice, hoping it is the key to finally getting their cutie marks."
Well....nice knowing them.
Jade's Biography Full name: Jade RiverJade's Biography 22 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Nickname: Chemical Hearts
Saying: You're infected
Bio: Long dark brown hair with bright green eyes. She's 5 1/2 foot tall. Daughter of Emma Rivers and Andrew Sparks. Twin sister of Lily Rivers. (Read story)
Meeting the others: Killed group of boys due to her other half. Decided it's best tat she stay with them.
Friends: Jaina(best), Masky(>.>) Hoodie, Toby, Jeff(idiot), BEN, Sally(reminds her of Lily how died), Slender(Father figure and boss)
Doesn't like: L.J.(just doesn't really see him as her friend but he's alright. Zalgo(threatens to destroy him if attack her family).
Weapon(s) of choice: Spiked chains and daggers.
Personality: Quiet and shy at first. She doesn't trust newcomers unless they give her a reason to. She will destroy herself to save others she holds dear.
He was beautiful and he loved me and he was mineIt's 12:50am and my dog just died.He was beautiful and he loved me and he was mine22 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
My dog just died and 13 hours ago I ignored him when I left the house because I was in a hurry and he was just curled up in the corner, silently watching me as I backed out the garage. That wasn't unusual. He was always a quiet, gentle dog. He rarely ever barked. He never bit, not even in jest.
He never caused a ruckus nor fought for attention. He loved you by randomly reaching out and putting a single, solitary paw on your arm or leg, staring up at you with big hazel brown eyes as he did so. Did you know that his eyes were my favourite feature of his? They were always so incredibly human. With most dogs, you can only see a hint of the sclera - the white part of the eyes. With most dogs, you usually only see the iris and pupil. With Spotty, you could see nearly the same balance of sclera, iris and pupil that you do with mine and yours and every other human being's out there.
Yes, his name was Spotty and it's one of the most unimaginative dog names out
DAY ONE 1972 19 years oldIt's hot.DAY ONE 1972 19 years old20 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
How can it be this hot this early?
I sit up on the bunk drenched in sweat. Fitful sleeps. Will I ever be dry again?
The room lights suddenly brighten then dim....the siren wails.
I don my kit. Flak jacket, steel pot, web gear. Feels heavy today.
I pick up my rifle. Black plastic and metal. Sweet 16.
I sprint down the trench.
They are coming.
"NEW GUY OVER HERE" yells Sarge.
My foxhole. A hole for a fox. "What fox would dig its hole here?" I muse.
I chuckle inside. Reality sets in.
They are coming.
Out in the haze, I hear the noise.
The rustlings, the murmur that grows from a growl to a roar.
They are here.
I am ready.
Sarge yells "MARK YOUR RANGE!!!".
I know mine.....300 meters. Point of aim, point of impact.
I reflect.......watch your aim, squeeze don't jerk, above all breath.
FOR GODS SAKE STOP SHAKING.
Now they come.
My breathing accelerates, my shaking subsides.
I raise my rifle to the familiar place. I look down the sights.
I find the peep and center
Knot ThemI get bored here..Knot Them10 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
how much can I lie on bed
there is nothing to persue..nothing to do without a journey
eat sleep sit silent madden in internet..i need a purpose..
to work something..doing what I get what I want
parents just leave me alone
and I cant get out from home
un guided research and no censor talks neither pay me money nor love..and rather perhaps infuriate people..
my deviant art is also cold
no girl writes anything
if I write she writes some frugal words..
and seems I am desperate not them
TMI_Too Much InformationFirst English, dan Nederlands.TMI_Too Much Information22 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
TMI_Too Much Information
"The corruption of power is to inscribe into reality what was only found in dreams."
- Jean Baudrillard, Dust Breeding
"A community of Tibetan monks have for centuries devoted themselves to transcribing all the names of God, and they believe that once they have accomplished this, the purpose of the world will be achieved, and it will come to an end. But the task is a tiresome one, and the weary monks call in the help of the technicians of IBM, whose powerful computers do the job in a few months. And as the technicians, who did not really believe in the prophecy, leave and walk back down into the valley, they are aghast to see the stars go out one by one..."
- Arthur C. Clarke's story The Nine Billion Names of God, (more or less) as summarized by Baudrillard in The Perfect Crime
Full version of the story @ http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html
We live in a society of abundance and exce
Life and Death Life and death. Main parts of human life. Two things complete opposites, can cancel out each other. Are they both bad or good? Or life can be good, and death bad. Vice versa. Is life bad, for making criminals that we see today? Or is it good bringing people that will do good for our world. Is death good for getting rid of criminals and these people alike. Or is it bad considering it took away many innocent lives? Or maybe. Take death and life out of this equation. What functions inside you? What tells you to do either these things? The brain? Ah, yes. The brain. It causes you to do bad or good things. Every person is different and unique in their own way. But, the brain. It caused us death and life. Everything has a purpose. So you have a mental issue and slaughter people. Not death's fault. It's the issue with your brain. You want to reproduce for a child. You wanting is what you are thinking, right? Life and death, I say they are on both sides of the scale, whileLife and Death20 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
Is Anyone Out There?There's always a time to write. A thing that you feel. A point to the pen. Always. No matter how small, trivial, personal, dirty or inane. But...that is...the only "always" in life. This writing, this statement...is dedicated to how that "always" is a simple and lonely thing indeed.Is Anyone Out There?12 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
When I first started writing it was when I was in college, in a computer lab between classes. Computers have come into their heydey but aren't dispersed in so close proximity that everyone has one. So many of us come to the computer lab for internet access and we all need it for printing power. I remember those days, coming to the lab and doing homework then writing...for hours. I prefer not to write on a keyboard (though this is being directly typed not paper-drafted) because it isn't as portable as my notebook. That is me at the time, early twenties and desiring an outlet of the thing I'm feeling at that time.
Great TeacherWhen you think of a teacher at school, how do you remember them?Great Teacher18 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Do you remember the way they spoke? What about the way they dressed, the way they walked. Maybe they had a particularly annoying or charming habit.
I know mine did.
Teachers are a special breed in a way. We are programmed to believe that teachers know everything there is to know. Whatever subject they teach, they are considered to be gods, higher beings who are to be respected for their knowledge and feared for the power it gives them.
Which teachers do you remember?
Do you remember the rubbish ones who never really helped and expected you to know what to do? The ones who thought you had no real reason to be here, that you were a failure and nothing they could do would make any difference? Like the company bosses,
Or do you remember the good teachers? The ones cracked jokes in class, who actually cared for their students. Maybe there was that one teacher who believed in you, who told you that you could do anything if you