Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt1This is a BIG topic to try and cover, a very major one so please bear with me. Remember that there's so many different sorts of minor characters, it would be impossible to try and cover them all here!Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome to Part One. This is where the explanations of Minor Character alignments and types are. Part Two's a great big long structure to help you create your own minor character You're welcome.
-What is it?
Well, a minor character is a character other than the Protagonist, or the Antagonist. That's it. They come in three basic flavours: Supporting Characters, Non-Supporting/Antagonistic Characters, and Neutral Characters, and range in importance from so very minor they are only named once, to throwaway characters used as a joke or 'Deus Ex Machina' (where they just appear to save the day), to cameos, to characters crucial to the plot!
They can switch between these three categories, and sometimes are in two categories (ie becoming a traitor, becoming
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Plot PlanningApologies for the delay One has been up to the ears in work lately, plus there's a top-secret project for the group (which is not a story, nor is it art) that I'm feverishly working on...Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Plot Planning3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Alright, here we go! This is a very, very major topic
So, you've got a brilliant story, absolutely nothing like anyone else has done before. You've got the best friggin' characters ever. Your Protagonist is kickass. Your Antagonist is badass. You've got a few Minor Characters on either side, covering a wide variety of personalities and special abilities, and every last one of 'em plays a part. So, go over to the computer/writing pad/desk/dog's back with piece of paper on top, pull out your keyboard/pencil/pen/knife and
Ah, that made you stop typing, didn't it?
Wait It didn't? But it was my best authoritarian voice! I mean, you stopped typing!
Oh, I see. You'll start typing as soon as I start going at you You just wanna know why I want
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: AntagonistsLesson Two: AntagonistsGenre Switch - Writing Guide: Antagonists3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
-What is it?
Many assume that "antagonist" is a fancy word for "the biggest, baddest guy" but it isn't. The Antagonist is the Protagonist's worst enemy this is not the same thing! (Fun fact: "Antagonist" has its root in the word "antagonise", which means "to instigate and irritate." )Consider: A Protagonist is attempting to survive in a desert just survive, no Pokextinctionists or anything. What's their enemy? Nature, that's what. If a Protagonist is trying to avoid giving in to the robot implant in their brain from an organization, they're fighting the organization in question, aren't they?
There's a couple of Antagonist Types that I'll need to cover, in that case:
- Characters (Mr. X, Dr. Doom)
-Organizations (The Ministry, Pokextinction, The Covenant)
- Inanimate (Nature, Technology)
I'll go into Characters and Organizations individually in a moment, but let's just look at the things that apply to all three... sort of:
DigimonOC Information TemplateOC Digimon Information TemplateDigimonOC Information Template6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Name: Simple. First name, middle name(if it exists), and last name(if they have one)
Nicknames(s): Names given by friends, family members, etc.
Alias(es): Names that they've claimed themselves as or others have given them (ie. Legendary Tamer)
Gender: Simple Male or Female... or Trans or Alien.
Voice Actor(Japanese): A Voice Actor/Actress that you believe fits your character in the Japanese Language.
Voice Actor(English): A Voice Actor/Actress that you believe fits your character in the English Language.
Height: How tall your character is.
Weight: How much your character weighs.
Sexuality: Straight, Bi-sexual, Gay, Lesbian, Asexual... all that good stuff.
Age: How long they've been living.
Birthday: The birthday you've given them or the day you created them, either way it's a birthday!
Star Sign: I put both the star sign and zodiac sign for this, but wha
Crying makes me sleepyRose Lalonde paced back and forth nervously across Skaia's black and white chessboard tiles. Occasionally, she'd look up from staring incessantly at her aquamarine slippers to gaze off into the planet's blue horizon. Her ectobiological brother Dave stood behind her, nervously tapping one of his feet to a silent rhythm drumming inside of his own head. Kanaya, Terezi, and Karkat were standing off to the side while the red-blooded troll was rambling on about how there was no doubt the Prospit ship had crashed and everyone was dead. Sollux and Aradia seemed undisturbed by the humans' nervous energy or Karkat's fervent blabbering and cursing, and they were both consumed in their own conversation, slight smiles on both of their faces. No one really knew where Gamzee had run off to though.Crying makes me sleepy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Where are you John? Where are you?
Although Rose had certainly missed her closest female friend of the same species, the person on the Prospit ship she longed to see the most was John Egbert, the lo
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: ProtagonistsWell, this is going to be a little guide to writing a good story!Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Protagonists3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Before we start, I'll list off what I'm going to cover, in the order I'm doing it in. I'm doing it in the same order I might write a story in, but really, it's meant as a series of short guides. Read 'em all, or just look at the ones that might help you to write.
1. Deciding what genre your story will be in this was covered in prior Genre Switches, and I have demonstrated, or at least talked about, each of the genres on that list.
2. Protagonist their nature, ways to make the audience want to take their side, ideas to make them stand out from all those other heroes, why flaws are important, protagonist types, superpowers/prophecies, how to develop them(and why it's a good idea to) and other useful things to know.
3. Antagonist antagonist types, power levels, relationship with protagonist, flaws, overpowering them, and other nice things to know.
4. Setting types, interaction, descrip
-:GiroDoro:- Best Friends(My new favorite couple of all time~ Decided I write a little story 'bout them. If you liked this, please tell me if you want me to write a story! Enjoy.:3)-:GiroDoro:- Best Friends3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was around midnight in Japan's time.
The moon shined brightly in the deep blue night sky, casting a ray upon the forest beautifully. It was a night the blue ninja couldn't miss. Millions of white dots covered the sky, all twinkling brightly, making this night more amazing. It has been a while since there was a beautiful night like this in Japan, Dororo was lucky he could catch the breathtaking site of it.
It really is a beautiful night... The Lance Corporal thought softly to himself, a tea cup in his right hand. It was so peaceful. He was so lucky that it was, there has been so many fights lately with enemies and all...He had forgotten what peace was for awhile.
He was happy for once. He has been starting to ignore being forgotten by his Platoon-mates, because he knew he had true friends...
Writing tutorialSo you wanna write huh? You got your pen/ keyboard ready? well slow down there because the first rule of writing is to think.Writing tutorial9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Well screw that the first rule is to have inspiration, you need inspiration? Sit down at your tv watch your favourite tv show/movie or go read your favourite book, try and figure out why you like such and such genre and what parts you like about it. Yes it's copying but that's what writing is about, it's about taking things you like and putting them into your own plot. Ever heard of the book "A hero with a thousand faces?" there are only so many plots out there what's important is to mould it into your own creation. However this doesn't mean you write a book called Mayor of the Bracelets and set it in Higherearth -_- you need to use your imagination! and take this hint, often made up names of places and cities sound stupid, look at an atlas or handy dandy ancient name list and mould it into your own. Always always mould! You can find inspiration in even the smal
Digimon Revelation: Capitulo 1Digimon Revelation: Capitulo 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Capitulo 1: Despertar
Todo fue un sueño o tal vez una pesadilla, no estaba del todo segura; después de todo nunca tuve miedo a la oscuridad. Pero aun tenía esa sensación de soledad en mi pecho; de que Kari ya no me necesitaba, de que mis amigos poco a poco se apartaban de mi lado y me quedaría finalmente sola en un mundo tal vez conocido, pero no seria el mismo sin ellos.
Mis ojos estaban adaptados para ver en la oscuridad casi total de la habitación de Kari, mi dueña, mi elegida y mi mas grande amiga. Me encontraba en una cama que de hecho era una cesta para perros ya que yo era más grande que cualquier gato domestico.
Suspire al ver que todo estaba en calma, frente a mi un gran espejo ovalado y alargado me hizo verme a mi misma; estaba fatal por decirlo de alguna forma, mi pelaje estaba alborotado. ¿Qué tanto me movía en mi cama mientras soñaba? Aproveche en acicalarme un poco, t
Giroro x Dororo chapter 11~~~~Chapter 11Giroro x Dororo chapter 117 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As Giroro lay asleep in his tent Dororo made his way down into the base. His soundless movements took him through the halls and down the corridors to the dimmest place in the compound. The large wall shaped in the image of Kururu stood before him. The ninja knocked on the door for entrance, and the panels slid away to reveal the dark cavern inside, faint blue lights emitting from computers screens in the back that silhouetted the inventors chair.
"Hmm?" The owner of the lab muttered, indifferent to his guest.
"What did you say to Giroro that day after the meeting?" Dororo asked, standing behind the large swivel chair.
"Kukukuku.. It looks like your mate has been sharing stories with you." Kururu's glasses shined as he tilted his head toward Dororo. "If you want to know though, all I said was that I wanted to talk to you. He got overly defensive." The inventor shrugged and typed a few codes into
Just The Way You Are A blanket of snow met Viximon as she made her way outside the dorms. It had taken her a lot of effort to get this far, especially opening the various doors in the way, but she had her reasons. She was in the process of leaving for the Digital world without her partner, a decision she had made early that morning when she woke up beside him. She’d slept beside him the previous night like she had since their ordeal with the black cloud, but this morning had been… different. She’d been in a bit of a slump ever since their fight the previous day, and her long-awaited Digivolution to the Champion level. Except when it had happened, her Champion form wasn’t what anyone had been expecting. She and Greg had been going around for months explaining how she would digivolve to Kyuubimon, but they’d been wrong, and she felt embarrassed by that fact. Instead of the large yelloJust The Way You Are3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How2-Ask artists you admireHow2-Ask artists you admire5 years ago in Letters More Like This
Have you ever tried to talk to an artists you admire on DA and s/he ignores you?
Well, there's a few tips on how to talk to them and get more comments back...
I don't say this will always work, because some artists are just too busy, or too shy to talk back, but it will work better than if you just bluntly ask a question.
There are nice artists who will answer your question, so make them feel a bit special for doing you a favor.
Here's my tip on how to talk to some big name artists...
===== MOST IMPORTANTLY!
1. Research first, check their blogs for FAQ if you have a question such as...
1. what pen/paper/program/medium did you use?
>>>(tools related, trust me, usually its on their FAQ)
2. Hi, you're good.... what do you recommend for a tablet?
>>>(Go to forums to ask that please, search forum for old threads on it, don't bother them with this.)
3. Hello, what brushes did you use, can you share it? Did you use Photoshop?
>>>(Don't ask so fast, search their gallery or u
Pokeumans Spinoff Story Guidelines (Outdated)Inspired by the main story of Brandon the Lucario or one of the many existing spinoffs? Want to make one for yourself, only you don't know where to start? Here's a list of guidelines that I recommend that you follow in order to successfully create a spinoff story of your own that Brandon will accept into the group.Pokeumans Spinoff Story Guidelines (Outdated)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Setting and Main Character
The story must be set in REAL LIFE, as in, Planet Earth, ideally present day. No faraway Planet Portania, PMD world, Kanto, Johto, Orre, etc. here.
You can either make a character based off of yourself, or a fictional one. If based off yourself, it is highly recommended that you stay true to your real life, including hometown, school, family, etc.
You don't have to reveal your last name if you don't want to. You can be known as (insert your first name here) the (insert Pokémon species here).
It's pretty much your choice as to which Pokémon you turn into, MINUS THE ONES ON
How to Be a Likeable Male Character1. Treat women as equals, not as inferiors.How to Be a Likeable Male Character3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. Know how to smile and laugh.
3. Do not be ashamed to cry.
4. When you have a woman, treat her as a person, not as a piece of property.
5. Be tender.
6. Be forgiving.
7. Make the most of what you have.
8. Take as much thought for others as you would for yourself, if not more.
9. Do what you personally feel is right, in spite of other people's objections or downright mockery.
10. Do not be ashamed to admit fear, but do not let your fear stop you from acting.
How to Make a Teen Titans OCNames The most over rated thing for any OCs mostly girl OCs is to have names based on flowers, jewels, famous singers, nature, etc. This is a Teen Titans fanfic, you can't have an outrageous name. The Teen Titans real names aren't out of this world except Starfire, but she's from Tamaran, so that's an exception.How to Make a Teen Titans OC4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Robin Dick Grayson
Beast Boy Garfield Logan
Cyborg Victor Stone
See the main five heroes don't have bizarre weird names. Even Starfire's name when it is Kori sounds about normal.
Also don't base your characters name off of other DC characters, because trust me I've done enough research on the DC universe. I know most of the names in the DC universe. Unless the name is a common name like John, I'll let it slide - For real DC has like a bazillion Johns in their universe.
Green Lantern John Stewart
Martian Manhunter J'ohn Jonnz which translates into John
What Makes a Good Story?1. The prose flows naturally.What Makes a Good Story?4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. There is an equal balance of humor and seriousness.
3. You actually learn something from it.
4. The characters are believable.
5. The characters go through a significant change of some sort, whether physical or mental.
6. There is some sort of conflict going on; not all goes well.
7. Good descriptions, vivid but appropriate; the best stories are where the audience has a good idea of what's going on and yet they're still free to use their own imagination.
9. Proper spelling and grammar.
10. Appropriate for intended audience.
Let Happy Digimon LieLet Happy Digimon Lie4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The box said to put the popcorn in for two to four minutes. It never specified that putting it in for two minutes meant it didn't pop at all, and putting it in for four mean it came out like charcoal, stinking out the entire apartment, and halting, rather impressively, the plans Eva and Tom had for the evening.
It was the first time, in days, there hadn't been a Digimon attack, and the first time in days neither of them had been exhausted and wanted to go to bed early, or had already made plans to do something. They had kept the evening free. Eva finished work early, and Tom completed the errands he needed to do, and he was able to pick her up from the bakery.
They'd rented a couple of movies that hadn't been able to see yet, and Tom bought a couple of packets of 'do-it-yourself' popcorn. One had already been demolished by Irbimon and Poemon, and the other Tom had left in Eva's care while he'd set up the DVD. It had filled the apartment with the smell of burning, and Eva's face had fal
MvM: Strict's Classroom!TEEEEEEEEEEEEN HUT!MvM: Strict's Classroom!1 month ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It's time for you to get another lesson of destroying these pitiful tin trash cans.
So seat your ass and listen carefully, because I am NOT going to repeat myself!
Every class has its advantages and disadvantages in a fight. But there is 9 classes and just 6 spots in the team! How to make the best choice of your teammates? You are going to learn it here!
Every team should consist of three different roles:
Firepower! It's the first line of defense and privates that are interested in ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but dealing as much damage as possible to the right targets.
Crowd Control classes:
Their job is keepi
Digimon Revelation: PrologoDigimon Revelation: Prologo4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Abrí los ojos aunque no recordaba en que momento los había cerrado, ni siquiera recordaba el porque me encontraba en ese sitio, todo a mi alrededor estaba oscuro, a mi derecha unas ventanas cerradas por una cortina que no se movía, del otro lado una puerta que en cada lado tenia unos cuadros, en ambos podía distinguir a una pareja abrazados y con sus rostros llenos de felicidad, aunque no pude distinguir los rostros ya que aparentemente eran rostros de gente mayor.
Alguien rió detrás de mí, gire la cabeza sin miedo y me encontré a Kari, pero su rostro era algo diferente, también estaba con alguien TK.
Ambos estaban tomados de las manos y miraban al frente, yo hice lo mismo.
Había un televisor que era más grande que yo, pero no podía ver nada en el más que estática, era la única luz dentro de la habitación.
-Kari, que película veremos?
Le pregunte, pero
Genre Switch WG:Expositions(Part 1:Storm Warnings)So, now you've planned everything out, I won't be stopping you this time. Write, write, write! Work with your plan at your side (I actually copy/paste mine into the chapter at the top, but that's your choice). And for those that have problems with being a perfectionist and wanting that first sentence perfect, remember: You can't actually write anything "wrong" if you haven't written anything!Genre Switch WG:Expositions(Part 1:Storm Warnings)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Once you've finished your first chapter, now is the time to go back over it, with these things in mind:
1. What sort of tone do I want for later?
This is a very important question. If you want your story to be a light-hearted adventure, you are not going to start the thing off grim and dark. However, if you're planning on turning your story into a horror thing, it can be advisable to start off with normality, then have that gradually fall away (as the situation gets worse) that can really unsettle your readers. Think about where your story's going, and be sure to make s
what to do- Art VS Parentswhat to do- Art VS Parents5 years ago in Letters More Like This
Art career VS Parents is actually a very very common issue in many different countries.
First of all, you are not alone in this struggle, many many people are on the same boat sharing the same problem, including your parents.
A lot of parents tend to think doing art makes you starve, and you will be poor all your life if you want to become an artist. They are dead set on "a certain career means more money therefore means more steady life"
Truth is... whatever that popular career is... it may become less popular later because of so many people going into the field, thus lowering the demand. The supply and demand principle applies to all fields, jobs market changes.
OK. To start with the conversation... Lets make sure we know what they think that an "art career" is~~~
Research and Communicate:
Usually they don't know ANYTHING about that career you want to go into, usually the best way to go about it is research how much "salary" you will get paid with doing a certain job
7 Considerations for World-building with Purpose7 Considerations for World-building with Purpose7 Considerations for World-building with Purpose2 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
“Anybody Can Write a Novel”
Chapter 1 World-building – Section 1 Story Types
With Links to Supplementary Material
When crafting a novel, the first thing you need to know is what type of story you are writing. I'm sure that anybody reading this has a pretty good idea of what they want their story to be about. But for writing with strategic purpose, it is important to answer a few specific questions. Doing so will allow you to establish and purposefully design the foundations for your world, plot, the characters in your story. So grab some notebook paper, or copy this article into a word document, and write down all your answers to the following questions, as will best help you in designing your story.
Question 1: Are you writing a Comedy or a Tragedy?
This question comes first because all other story types fall within thi
The Grand List of Japanese...The Grand List of Japanese...12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
NOTE: Sorry about the formating; this is the best I could do. There is NO OFFICIAL spelling for Romanjii.
The Grand List of
Japanese Word (Romanjii) - English Translation/Definition
Aibou - Partner (often in a loving sense)
Hikari - Light
Yami - Dark, Darkness
Mou hitori no boku - Literally: "My another of me"
Mou hitori no (name) - The other (name)
Kawaii - Cute
Konnichuwa - Hello
Ohiyo - Hello; more specifically, "good morning"
Daijoubu desu ka? - Are you all right? (formal)
Daijoubu? - You all right? (informal)
Daijoubu - I'm all right
Hai - Various meanings; mostly used as "yes"
Ne - Various meanings; mostly used to confirm something, or to draw someone's attention to something.
Oshii! - Delicious!
Itai! or Ichi! - Ouch
Mou hitori no oré - Literally: "My another of I"; a very loving way to refer to a person.
Writing Tips: Parody Part I: The SituationSo normally, I usually wait a few days after a poll to decide on what topic I'll cover on Writing Tips. This time is different. Although there's a bit of a debate on what is the hardest type of comedy to write, most people at least wanted to know how to write a good parody. Personally, I believe that it's one of the easier ones on the list. However, there is a lot of explaining this time, so it's going to be in two parts: part one is the set up, and part two is the punchline. Also to be specific, I'm talking about making something funny through imitation, not taking a song and replacing their lyrics so it's about Friendship is Magic or Minecraft.Writing Tips: Parody Part I: The Situation2 weeks ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
And yes, I do believe that if you do your set up correctly, writing a parody is semi easy. At least in the planning stages, parody is actually my favorite thing to write. Ridiculous scenarios are almost always a fun thing to write. If it wasn't that easy there wouldn't be only two ways you could fail this. Well, there are only two ways to fail