CTRL +CTRL +4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
(a.k.a. The Microsoft Word Alphabet Song)
Hit CTRL + N for a blank new .doc(x),
Let's get this party started;
Or CTRL + O to open and carry on
From where you last departed.
CTRL + D to choose and edit fonts:
They come in every shape and size;
Comic Sans may try to tempt you,
But Arial is far more wise.
Why not try CTRL + B, I or U
To makeover your typeface?
CTRL + F, G, H are a loyal team:
They'll find, go to and replace.
Fancy a match of Word tennis?
CTRL + L, E, R, J will set the stage
For you to rally your lines of text
Back and forth across the page.
CTRL + A's the secret to selecting all:
It'll highlight everything,
While CTRL + Q does the job of clearing
Your paragraph formatting.
CTRL + C and X are copy and cut;
CTRL + V will then duly paste;
CTRL + T and M are for tabs and indents
Don't let that space just go to waste.
CTRL + K rules the hyperlinks
If you're wired to the net;
But first it's F7 for a quick spell-check
You're sure not to regret!
Wish I had CT
One Moment, Act 2 - Chapter 2Title: One Moment, Act 2One Moment, Act 2 - Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Authors: NCJP and ANT-chan
Rating/Genre: Romance/Drama/Humor/M (Overall warnings for explicit sexual situations and foul language. Individual chapter warnings will apply.)
Summary: Immediately following the end of One Moment's first act. Life in the Crimson Isles goes on. But that doesn't mean it's without its budding romances, or its new adventures. M/M
One Moment, Act 2
Chapter 2: Miscommunication
And it was in that moment, as Ronnie was sputtering indignantly, and both Sasha and Andy were turning a lovely shade of pink, that Keith chose to join the rest of them.
"Uh. What'd I miss?"
Sasha turned vivid, candy-apple red and slapped Colby sharply on the arm. Colby himself was just a little pink and just a little more breathless, but he couldn't help but laugh, high and bright and bell-like, at his littl
Tachibana Makoto x Reader (Life-guard)Tachibana Makoto x Reader (Life-guard)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hot… one word that could describe the situation you were in. Ninety-eight degree temperature and you’re sitting up high on a chair, in a red suit, surveying loud children in the cool refreshing water that you’re not allowed to swim in until your shift ends. Glancing at the clock on the wall you groan, which doesn’t happen until five.
Huffing, you pull the stupid lifeguard hat down onto your head to block out the sun. Leaning back in the chair you hug the squishy lifesaver to your chest, people watching. Peering out over the pool you seek out the culprit for this position. Hearing a childish laugh you whip your head to the right spotting a blonde head encouraging a child to swim in the refreshing cool water.
I’m going to kill him. You growl causing a child nearby to flinch.
Five days ago
Swimming your last lap in the Iwatobi High School’s pool you slap your palm against the sidewall. Lifting your face ou
Is my Character a Marty/Mary Sue?A while ago, an internet friend of mine said that they had had to change their Oc, because someone had criticised it as being a Marty Sue. I found that rather sad. Because from what it sounded like to me, the person doing the criticising wasn't exactly being friendly about it. I still don't understand why there are people out there, that feel that nastiness and cruelty is the best way to go about "helping" people. Except to say that obviously they are assuming that their holier-than-thou attitude, makes them an authority on every subject known to human kind. I also find it sad that people naturally assume that ALL Oc's are going to be Mary and or Marty Sue's, and never take the time to look before they either click off or slam the crap out of it.Is my Character a Marty/Mary Sue?1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Criticism is a fact of life. Abuse and harassment is not a form of criticism however. It's just a bully thinking that just because they don't like something, no one else in the world should like it either.
Anyway, this one goes out there for t
Ivy's Smut Writing TipsIvy's Smut Tip'sIvy's Smut Writing Tips3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In this piece of writing I will be explaining to all you lovely lot how I write my band slash sexy scenes. I know what your thinking 'Ewww Ivy but some of your smut is really detailed and I could never do that," Well the secret my dears is practice, once you overcome that wall of saying no I can't put this and that in my writing, people would think I'm sex craved! Once that's over you'll be surprised that you could write them banging each other with baseball bats...not recommended.
So let's start this shit then!
1.Setting the scene
In smut you obviously need a place or area where your two characters can romp to their hearts content. It's no fun if you just place them in a bed is it? That just takes all the imagination away just throwing them in a bed and saying 'Get to it' No my dears we do not do this.
To get you started I'm going to share my favourite little places to put my characters in;
-Tents, Underneath the moonlight with the stars shining in each others eyes as
Ivy's Smut Writing Tips #2IntroductionIvy's Smut Writing Tips #23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hello Guys, Ivy is back again with her bandslash smut tips!
I did one of these before but now that I look back on it I really don't think that I put much effort into it and I felt that I didn't really explain everything fully. So I'm going to re-write them!
And this time I'm going to give you guys examples and stuff using; Andley.
Obviously I'll still keep the original one I did up, but I hope that this one will be clearer and much more helpful!
Right so in smut there needs to be a background story, I believe that if there's a cute little background story behind it then it makes the smut much more believable. But don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with writing a piece which just involves the characters getting it on, sometimes that can be pretty hot. But as you know me when I write smut I try to involve a background story, it can be as short or as detailed as you wish but I just feel that it makes it better!
Words and Dialogue
Dialogue is quite impo
Matsuoka Rin x Reader (insomniac)Matsuoka Rin x Reader (insomniac)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Three hundred sheep…three hundred and one sheep…three hundred and two sheep…
This has been the third night in a row where you couldn’t sleep. No, it wasn’t because of anything stimulating, sexual, or distracting. It was because of insomnia, and frankly you were fucking sick of it. Sighing you groan from beneath your pillow pushing it slightly up to glance at the clock.
Seriously? Three in the morning…
Huffing you drop the pillow back down willing sleep to come dancing into your room suddenly striking you dead. Okay…well maybe not dead but close to it. Stretching your toes you snuggle further into your sheets resting your chin on your arms as you stare blankly ahead at your headboard continuing your counting of sheep. One of the many “unhelpful” suggestions the Internet had for insomniacs.
Four hundred and five sheep…four hundred and six sheep…four hundred and seven sheep…
Paneling tips for mangaPaneling tips for manga11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Paneling is a part of Graphic design. O_- It's an art in itself, think of how you would do a collage and put together a puzzle, that's how paneling works.
You must understand the basic 2D design element:
movement, center of interest, value contrast, volume, size, perspective.... so on and on....
As for paneling.... there is no set way to do it, whether drawing the picture first, or draw the panel's first, or draw the panels and the pictures back and forth.... it's all upto the artist, as long as the result is satisfying to the artist. Just experiement and find the best way that suits you.
1. Panels must support your content: That's the most important thing.... if one line is going over an important character's head shot, omit that line and let the character stand out~ If one frame is more important than the other, you wish to make it a focus on the page, make that frame larger than the others, sometimes it can even overlap other panels alittle. However, being overly complicated
How To 'Flesh Out' an OCHow To 'Flesh Out' an OC4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aggregate of features and traits that form the
individual nature of some person or thing.
In this tutorial I will guide you through a way to 'flesh out' an Original Character (Also known as an OC). Before we begin, let's go through the basics.
A character is quite simply one who possesses qualities that define them from someone else. Every character is original and unique. A character can not only be human, but an animal, an alien, or anything that the imagination can come up with.
However, characters are often difficult to create, because to put it bluntly, you are in a sense creating a new being. This being needs the same kinds of traits and characteristics you possess, but can't be your own. They have to be original. In this case, many young writers and artists forget how hard it is to make a character and forget the complex details that enhance a character.
Fleshing out is a term used commonly in developing characters. It means to add additional det
How I write what I write.I have had a few people over the years, ask me why I write the way I write. While I have tried hard to explain it, it's an on-going learning experience for me and one that I don't think will ever end soon. There again, it's also one that I can share with people, in more ways than one.How I write what I write.1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
Setting aside the grammar and punctuation situation, because that is one of the things that I still struggle with. There are other elements of writing to consider. So I will share with you how I put a story together and you can either take all, or some of it (or nothing at all) away with you and add it to your own arsenal.
I tend to start with the simple premise of what, why, where, when, how and who.
Who and what?
My Oc Spyder, taking a walk.
Around the grounds of his manor house in England.
Early in the morning.
To clear his head and get ready for a busy day.
That as it is will get images running through my head. But it's important to set each of them down
Inazuma Halloween Horror House part 1The creaking of the wooden floorboards made Kariya jump as Raimon wondered into a giant creepy house. Thunder and lightning suddenly raged outside, causing them to enter the building in the first place. The team looked around.Inazuma Halloween Horror House part 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I-I don't like this place," Shinsuke mumbled "it makes me feel... Uncomfortable for some reason"
"Well you're gonna have to get used to it" Tsurugi snapped.
"He's right," Wonderbot agreed "we can't time jump in this weather so we'll just have to stay here for the night"
"But what if someone is living here?" Hikaru pointed out "wouldn't that be intruding?"
"If there is someone then we'll speak to them when we find them," Kirino answered "but right now this place looks empty and is the only house around here"
"Looks can be deceiving senpai" Kariya grinned.
"And houses in the middle of the forest are usually haunted" Akane murmured, staying close to Midori. "Especially big dark ones like this"
"You don't actually believe that do you?" Midori asked "everything is go
Relationships between Oc's and Canon characters.Seeing that my little guide on Mary and Marty Sue's appeared to be well received. I have decided to expand on one of the ideas in a guide to show how relationships/friendships between canon's and Oc's can work. And I'm going to use my Oc Ray and :iconVey-kun:s Oc Vince as an example. Note that all the answers won't be here, but there's enough to at least give you a good start.Relationships between Oc's and Canon characters.1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Thanks go to Vey for being himself.
Research, research, research...
To know if your character and the canon could ever be together. You first have to look at who they are as people. Research is needed. You can't change who the canon is, because the second that you do, you'll evoke the wrath of fans who'll tear you apart for even daring. That, and it instantly alters the canon into little more than a doppleganger Oc. The best way to go is to look at who they are and take any differences into consideration.
Look at real world relationships.
The whole soul mate deal is silly
Interview Your CharacterINTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTERInterview Your Character4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
(YOUNG ADULT VERSION)
Choose an original character you have created. All questions must be answered from the character's perspective. The character should remain "in character" throughout the interview. The character may refuse to answer a given question, but must say something in reply to it. The character must answer truthfully, but that does not necessarily mean that their answers must be true, only that the character believes them to be true. Have fun.
. VITAL STATISTICS
. ABILITIES AND TRAITS
. HISTORY AND INFLUENCES
. PERSONAL TASTES AND OPINIONS
. SELF IMAGE
. KEY SOCIAL INFLUENCE
. GOALS AND DREAMS
1: What is your full name?
2: Do you have a nickname, pseudonym, or alternate identity?
3: How tall are you?
4: How much do you weigh?
5: What kind of build do you have (are you thin, fat, gangly, muscular, etc.)?
6: Describe your hai
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
How to create an UTAUloidHow to create an UTAUloid4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello, thanks for clicking this.
In this tutorial, I will tell you a bit more about how to make an UTAUloid.
First, you must ask yourself:
What language do I want to make my UTAUloid sing in?
Most people use so called "recording lists", also known as "reclist" to record the sounds used for their UTAUloid. Without a reclist, recording is almost impossible for a newbie like you.
These links have a lot of great reclist.
Maybe you can find one that is for your language!
Two CV VC lists: One in Japanese, one in Bulgarian.
A (kind of) complicated English reclist.
Many CV reclists in languages such as English, Dutch, Spanish, Filipino.
Some of them are not perfect.
... What? There is none that is in your language?
You can still try searching on oth
Toby's Super Awesome Guide...Toby's Super Awesome Guide...5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Toby's Super Awesome Guide to many Werewolf Things
Alpha-(α) The Executive leader of the Clan and overseer of the entire territory. The selection of an Alpha is done by popular vote there is also an interim alpha which are the runner up. Interim Alphas only serve until a new Election is held. Any werewolf can apply to be an Alpha. At the age of 6, Toby was the youngest to be elected and the interim served the position until Toby would be able to perform his duty. The implied criteria for an Alpha is abnormal strength, cunning, strict morals, bravery, compassion, and intelligence, but this interpretation of the criteria is entirely up to the voter.
Anthro- A Greek based word meaning Human-like. This is the 2nd form werewolves may take. The physical characteristics that the 2nd form differs from the 1st are: Longer nails, protruding teeth, yellow or golden eyes, Taller, more muscle, pointed ears, longer hair, raspy voice, fur more noticeable, and nose is
Characterization and NamesCharacterization and Names5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Characterization and Nomenclature:
What's in a name?
As an author, one of the most important tasks in writing a story is building a character. Every small trait that a writer leaves, builds, and hints at, draws a reader into the story and gives them an image of each character, be it protagonist, antagonist, or miscellaneous extra. However, many writers overlook one of the strongest traits that a character can have: a name. Nomenclature can be one of the most powerful assets that a writer has in their endless battle to build a lifelike character.
The uses of a name
The craft of literature is always at some level a decision-making process. While names need not always be used, there should always be a conscious decision that a writer makes about a name. When making a conscious decision, one must be able to list the benefits that the choice yields: if one names a character "Charles," they should also to some extent be able to explain why th
Rehab for Roleplayers - IntroWelcome to Rehab for Roleplayers, a series of articles aimed at helping roleplayers more successfully make the transition into writing fiction.Rehab for Roleplayers - Intro5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Introduction: How to Spot a Drow Illusionist
I can identify a habitual roleplayer from fifty paces. Those who've been spooked by my asking whether they're a roleplayer within ten seconds of reading their fiction will know what I'm talking about.
"But how did you know?" they gasp. When I'm done chuckling, I explain that I know they are a roleplayer, because they write like a roleplayer.
There's usually a pause, then, while the writer decides to what degree they're going to feel offended by this statement, and/or wonders whether I've been stalking them, before they pose the next question: "What, exactly, do you mean by that?"
What I mean is this: roleplayers almost invariably share the same basic writing habits, and some of these habits stand out as flaws in their non-RP material.
Many people develop their interest in writing
Naruto Japanese DictionaryNaruto Japanese Dictionary10 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
General Language Notes
1) Insults. Mostly, these come in the form of impolite pronouns. Words like kisama and yarou arent technically dirty names, theyre just very impolite. Occasionally, as is the case with school children, these can become as creative as most American insults, ranging from impugning a persons intelligence to impugning their direct genetic makeup.
2) Plurals. The only way of expressing plural (aside from using numbers) is with a special noun ending. The suffix -tachi is the polite way of doing this; it expresses a group of things. For instance, Bob-san-tachi means Bob and whoever happens to be associated with him by context this could mean all the people sitting at the same table with Bob, all of Bobs closest friends, Bobs closest coworkers, or whatever. The suffix -ra is the impolite/informal way o
How to evade making a Mary SueThe Mary Sue GuideHow to evade making a Mary Sue7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
This guide is meant to introduce and/or inform you of this threat that is currently attacking storywritting, drawing, Original Character creation (OCs) and fandom/fanfiction in general, not to say Originality itself!
During the course of this guide, you will learn what a Mary Sue is, youll identify one when sighted and, most importantly, you will not create one and hopefully you will help others in the subject, so they dont create Mary Sues too.
I) Mary Sue 101:
-What is a Mary Sue?
Mary Sue is a title given to characters in fanfiction (and sometimes original, professional work) who are simply perfect: They are beautiful, smart, friendly, always willing to help for nothing in exchange even if they can die, powerful, important in one way or other...you get the point (I will explain on emphasis later). These characters are often created in Roleplaying forums/chatrooms or simply as OCs with a storyline