Drawing FAQDrawing FAQ4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
EDIT: This is REALLY LONG, so feel free to search for the question you want answered by hitting Ctrl+F to bring up your browser's search function. Any and all insults contained herein are for comedic purposes only (except when I'm addressing excessively stupid people, in which case, they started it. I find ignorance offensive. Even my own). If it helps, I get tired of being cruel about a quarter of the way in, and although I'm still quite sarcastic after that, I'm at least informative. You may have better luck just looking at my tutorials. More pictures, less sarcasm.
My Drawing FAQ AKA The Long-Winded Philosophy Of Pencil Drawings
Q. Can I ask you a quick question?
A. I guess, but make it snappy. I'm pretty busy.
Q. You're just sitting there... and spinning around in your swivel chair.
A. That is not true! I'm also trying to balance a pencil on my lip. Anyway, what may be perceived as staring slack-jawed into space, or gawking at screenc
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
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
ArchangelsThe Archangels are technically the lowest rung on the heirarchy of angels, but this has nothing to do with their power or influence. The archangels are the fifteen selected from the best of the best, given the most responsibilities and are the leaders among their specific charges. They were chosen because they had the emotional strength and willpower to lead instead of follow and have the guts to express free will in front of God Himself. In fact, several of them have fallen at some point, later to regain their status and for some, even more responsibilties. But I'll cover that as we get to them. Without further delay, here are the fifteen archangels.Archangels8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Ariel: Also called Uriel while in her masculine form, Ariel is effeminite in either. She has long silver hair, violet eyes, black, irridescent wings and wears the full spectrum of the rainbow. She is short compared to some of the others, and she is somewhat dark and mysterious which is odd. While she is very beautiful in both her forms, s
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
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
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
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
Writing Tips: Story Arcs (Arc'ing Over the Goal)One of the most common questions that I get for the own show that I'm producing right now, Growing Around, is "what's the story arc?" Now they don't mean the arcs of each of the character and how they develop. They're talking about a deeper plot, and that always triggers a response question "why does it need a story arc?" Let's be totally clear here. I'm referring to cartoons, not novels or movies. I'm not even talking about mini-series. I'm talking about your typical 11-minute cartoon that airs on a standard cartoon channel. There persists a stereotype: either your show has an integral plot like Avatar or Steven Universe, or it's going to be as mediocre as Johnny Test. This is not true, and I'm going to tell you why.Writing Tips: Story Arcs (Arc'ing Over the Goal)2 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A show needs to find its strength and utilize it. Sometimes that kind of strength needs a story arc. Gravity Falls' strength happens to be mystery, and a good mystery needs an ongoing arc. Sometimes that strength doesn't need a story arc. Back in the first seasons of Spon
Characterization and NamesCharacterization and Names4 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
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
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 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
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