Writing Tips -1Writing TipsWriting Tips -13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so writing. Something you are interested in? Well,
lets get to grips with just some of the basics of great writing. These tips
will transform your attitude from "How can I fill this page?" into "How can
I fill this page with good quality writing?"
Part One: Initial Idea
Why is it that finding an idea can be so hard?
Why does everyone else have the power to come up with amazing ideas, and what
are you left with? Nothing... Well, to you, that may be what it seems
like, but I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you don't really lack in
ideas, you just have a hard time bringing them to the surface. Here
are some ways to bring out that buried inspiration:
Base some ideas on real life events
Its probably the easiest way to write, you may have experienced what you are
writing about, this helps the mind describe the situation, it also makes it
sound much more realistic.
Use inspiration from other pieces of writing
Rock Meautumn blunders in, clumsyRock Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
stiff fingers frosted still
by early winds, rocking trees
back and forth
red leaves splatter the ground
paint drops, hanging from drooping
branches, rotten fruit still litters the sidewalks
i head south for the fall with the ducks.
the train creaks like aching joints
there's a crow on
my windowsill, ruffling his feathers
the trees flash by
my ticket's got a hole in the middle
from being folded over and over
the crow says "summer ain't that great, Peach Girl."
i watch the sky and ignore his clicking black beak
"the autumn's gonna follow
right behind ya
'n turn the whole world red-yellow-red
at yer heels."
i know in a week
the only green left will be my sweater
holes in the elbows, stringy cuffs
but i waddle like a duck
towards the leftover southern summer.
"i'm not ready for jack frost yet."
i tell him.
"get ready. the autumn storms are a-comin'
an' there ain't nothin' on heaven or earth to stop 'em."
The Irken SpeciesThe Irken Species2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Table of Contents -- hold CTRL+F for easy use
Jaw, Tongue and Teeth
Claws, Hands and Feet
Blood and Cells
Skin and Organs
Planet Irk, Irken Society and History of the Tallest
Irk's Ancient History
The Unification of Irk
Schooling and Training
Skeletal Structure: Irkens possess a skeleton that is composed of a great deal of cartilage; this allows them much greater flexibility than the more rigid skeletal structures found in humans, for example – however, in modern times, an Irken’s skeleton is also imbued with a large amount of malleable metal thanks to the altercations of the artificial PAK. An Irken's height can range from three to nine feet tall depending on their randomly mixed genetics, though the average height is between five and seven; when smeets are hatched, they typical
My Top 5 Most Powerful MLP VillainsMy Top 5 Most Powerful MLP VillainsMy Top 5 Most Powerful MLP Villains1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
So here we all go! WARNING SOME HEAVY USE OF MY HEAD CANON.
5. The Timberwolves
Power Level: Moderate
Threat Level: Moderate-Severe
Defense: Very High
Reason for being on the list: Indestructibility. A villain who can’t die from blunt force trauma is intimidating, that’s why iconic characters in horror movies work so well. Michael Myers, Freddy, and Jason are still in the top three scariest horror villains ever made in what ever order. This taps in the one if not the biggest of all fundamental fears “If I can’t kill it, what the hell would?” No, I don’t believe a simple pebble could kill them that quickly.
The source of their power, it may seem grim but, the souls of deceased ponies. This can explain why they can’t die, they’re already dead. For ponies to smell them and they all have pupil-less eyes is further evidence they are paranormal.
The Down Side: Pack mentality. They nee
Background PonyBackground Pony2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I'm that pony you see in every background shot
you may not remember me, I'm not essential to the plot
you wouldn't know my Name
I hardly ever speak a line
If the viewer watches a hundred ponies, I'd be the forgettable number 39.
Cause I'm a Background pony, a blank space filler.
I'd wish for speaking lines, but they'd never make the biller
I'm a favorite of no one, all the other ponies make fun..
Random pony: You Suck!
of..me..(Dizzy twister) Oh, the Background Pony.
But don't ya see (Dizzy) we've been listening to you speak for the past 2 minutes
you've said a whole lot just now, Just you! oh, you're not a background pony anymore you're a lead Mare, a star!
Now I see this trend has been disrupted, I've said more than five words without being interrupted! I'm a background pony no more.
My character's had a swing!
Now it's time for this pony to sing, sing , SIIIIING!
Oh IIIII *POOF*
Thread-bearerSew your heart onto your sleeve,Thread-bearer3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
walk thirty years through a forest of thorns,
then tell me if you've anything left to bleed
Have you ever hoped for loss;
just to be rid of fear?
© 2010 Matthew M. Danielson
Rei Sasaki's ProfileRei Sasaki's Profile2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Name: Rei Sasaki
Birthday: 13th of March
Species: Substitute Shinigami/Hollow
Race: 1/2 Russian (Mother), 1/2 Japanese (Father).
Sexual Preference: Bi-sexual
Relationship: Dating Ake Stevensson
Family: (Mother) Suzume Sasaki (deceased), (Father) Daisuke Sasaki (deceased), (Sister) Nami Sasaki, (Brother) Ryota Sasaki (deceased)
Affiliation: Gotei 13
Former rank: None
-Weight- 115 pounds
-Eyes- bright lime green
Rei's hair is black and has a rather messy look to it, as if she just woke up. It is still spiky given its rather long length which goes down to about her shoulders. Her bangs are a middle-ish cut, which are usually in between her eyebrows. Her eyes are a bright, lime green with thick soft lashes that are open to the point that it seems that she is constantly keeping
Englandxfairyreader:destiny and forgotten boy pt.1Life of a fairy has its perks, well sort of, besides being completely alone.Englandxfairyreader:destiny and forgotten boy pt.13 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My name you ask? (y/n) (l/n). I live in this meadow by myself. Occasionally I get
visitors. A rabbit, deer and their doe, or even mice.
The mice are very fun to talk too. They tell me about the world outside the meadow. It's strange. A bigger universe.- far grander than my little isolated world of only eight species of flowers and weeds.
In this world I call my home, the barrier that keeps me alive, is the circle of mushrooms that stands around my birth flower in the middle of the meadow. These roots are connected to all the other flowers. So I am in essence connected with mother earth. I help the animals get food, the bees gather nectar, and even help the mice hide from predators. But I will dare not go outside my safe haven for I will die. I may be "alone", but I am special.
The sky is painted colors of red, orange and yellow. It cries out to me. T
SoftThe rain comes inSoft5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the mountainside
and the musculature
quietens. The birds, the beasts,
the slanting cliff,
the light, the restless
the bits of lava and bits
of heartbeat and bits of
racing animal mind.
The rain comes in like a slow blink.
The Irken Species - Con't -The Irken Species - Con't -2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Table of Contents
Irken Mentality and Body Language
Behaviour and Mannerisms
Irken Language and the PAK
The Irken Language
Irken Terms and Definitions
Details on the PAK
Irken Mentality and Body Language
Even though it seems the species are essentially a galactic enslavement force, the Irkens possess a strong sense of loyalty to anyone who can earn their trust; the problem is that due to the long lifespan of this race, there are only a few others who can live long enough to earn said trust – as such, most of them have undoubtedly heard of the Irken Empire and declared war against them due to the ruthless drive they have for conquest. Regardless, any Irken individual’s first loyalty is to the Empire, being the Tallest, Collective and the Triumvirate; despite this, however, the individual rarely receives the same loyalty in return. Since the Triumvirate have immediate an
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #85, 86, 87!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #85, 86, 87!1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
#85) Why do bronies have such low self-esteem? On websites like Bronysquare and Ponysquare they're always wallowing in self-pity about how much their lives suck, and they come across as being really pathetic. Many of these people don't even know what suffering is. Even if their lives do suck the internet doesn't need to know about it!
Answer: While I'd like to say that people suffering from life problems should be able to receive help online, I do find myself getting annoyed by most of the excessively 'emo' internet comments I come across. I see bronies claiming that they're going to commit suicide more often than I'd like I've never seen any of them actually go through with it and plenty do wallow in self-pity, as you say. Then again, it's not hard to see why. Chances are that bronies aren't the most popular kids at school. Those that gravitate towards fandoms tend to be your typical 'nerd' types, which plenty of bronies are. It's no surprise that some of t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #61, 62, 63!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #61, 62, 63!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#61) I'm young and people have told me I can't be a brony. At what age can you be a brony?
Answer: I've got friends who have attended brony conventions and they've seen eight year-olds dressed up as Scootaloo; at Everfree Northwest a kid of ten or so asked the voice actresses a question and received a bro-hoof in return. As long as you're old enough to understand what you're a part of, I'd say you fit in as a brony.
The whole brony 'thing', when it comes down to it, is about being a fan of the show outside of its intended audience. I'm not sure if you're male or female, but that might come into the equation, insofar as if you were a six year-old girl, you might just be classed as a fan of the show. If you were a six year-old boy, that might be slightly different. Not that I'm saying that girls and boys can't both be bronies, because they obviously can.
I think that it's the awareness that really matters. If you are aware that there is a large fanbase of people who
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #55, 56, 57!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #55, 56, 57!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#55) I hate Pinkamena! I wish people would shut the fuck up about Pinkie Pie's 'dark side'. It's annoying and it's not even funny. What do you think about the (frankly) horrible presentation of her as a psychopath?
Answer: Yeah, I'm not a fan of it myself, but it's important to understand why people do it. Obviously, "Friendship is Magic" is targeted to little kids; that needs to be established from the very beginning here, because, naturally, when looking at bronies you have to take into consideration that they're older than the typical viewer of the show and thus more prone to taking things into darker territory. The "Party of One" episode is enough to give people the ammunition they need; from there they can take the character down all sorts of dark avenues, and, in the case of Pinkamena, they can sort of back it up with canon lore from the show as well.
Pinkie Pie does go a bit crazy in that episode, and while it was never intended that she would become
Moleman's ERBs #15: Zim vs. CryptoMoleman's ERBs #15: Zim vs. Crypto5 months ago in Comedy More Like This
MOLEMAN'S EPIC RAP BATTLES!!!
Hang on to your squeedlyspooch, lest I blast it out your gut;
My homies call me Crypto, but I ain't no super–mutt!
I'm a furious Furon, zapping this irksome Irken,
Whose verses are like his disguises – paper thin.
You barely pass for a fifth–grader; I'm the goddamn President!
I'm the superior invader–infiltrator; no questioning!
It's literally funny, how you pose such little threat;
You're a defective reject who can't even get wet,
And when even simple rainfall is enough to make you squirm,
You have no chance to survive my meteor storm.
I'll verbally dissect you; my raps run the full gamut!
Forget Foodcourtia; you belong at Pizza Planet.
I harvest thousands of brains; you steal your classmates' spleens.
Call this land development, because the grey's destroying the green!
I'm Arkvoodle's chosen, and you'll soon regret figh
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #58, 59, 60!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #58, 59, 60!2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#58) I have been a fan of MLP since Season 1, continued to be one through Season 2 and I am looking forward to Season 3. But as time has gone by, I feel my initial excitement for the fandom has faded alot. I am not looking to new stories as much, nor new fanart and instead, I'm focusing on other things besides ponies. Am I not really a fan any more because my focus isn't on ponies so much?
Answer: Being a fan of something doesn't mean you have to experience it all of the time. It's like having a best friend: you don't need to necessarily talk to them all the time, or even see them for a long time, and yet you still just know that they're an excellent friend to have. Much in the same way, being a fan of "Friendship is Magic" doesn't require you to actively involve yourself in it. It can be more of a subconscious thing, based more on your time already in the fandom, and your attitude in general towards what the brony 'thing' offers.
It's not unusual that you would somewhat
A Guide to the IZ universe P2ASection 2: Irken anatomy - Part AA Guide to the IZ universe P2A3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The basic Irken appearance is that they have green skin, two antennae protruding from the top of their head facing back, two compound eyes and three fingers.
It is suggested that Irken blood is a light green and slightly yellow, this maybe be due to Irkens containing the molecule 'hemocyanin' which is a molecule used in earth insects instead of haemoglobin. Hemocyanin contains copper in its structure, which gives it a green colour where as haemoglobin has iron that gives it a red colour. (Real examples of these colour occurrences are that rust on iron nails are a orange-red due to it being introduced to oxygen and copper on the statue of liberty is now green also due to it's exposure to the air) This is supported further in the episode 'Lice' when by the end of the episode when Zim's skin had been removed by the 'de-licer' to reveal green muscles.
Additionally the 'Lice' episode suggests that the copper acts as a pesticide much like pesticides used in
A Guide to the IZ universe P1Guide to the Invader Zim universeA Guide to the IZ universe P13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Section 1: Basic Irken details
Irkens are an insectile race from the planet Irk, which orbits a similar sun to our own every 100 earth years.
The present day Irkens are lead by members of their own race that happen to be the tallest. This suggests that the planet may have a high gravity, which would result in only a small percentage of the race growing over a certain height; however it may also suggest genetic superiority much like traditional cultures.
The current leaders are always referred to as 'My Tallest' or 'Almighty Tallest' much like addressing royalty, also the Tallest during the Invader Zim series were never named and as such are referred by the colours of their eyes and uniform i.e. Tallest Red and Tallest Purple.
The current Tallest act more as figure heads to the empire similarly to present day royalty on earth, however the true decisions are made by powerful super computers referred to as 'Control Brains'.
Control Brains contain all the
ERBOH: Zim vs Edward ElricNarrator: Epic Rap Battles of History!!!!ERBOH: Zim vs Edward Elric3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
All right you filthy human!
Time to show you the power of the almighty ZIM!
We Irkens are far more superiour than you and the nonhuman!
So your chances for victory are almighty grim!
Your tools and technology are so primitive,
And you have no respect to your own filthy tallest!
Once I take over Earth and end where everyone live,
I first will make you eternal slave for being the smallest!
Who-are-you-calling-shorter-than-a-smeet you bastard!
Guess it's time to show you some alchemy!
I can turn your Voot Cruiser into a mere card,
That will show how powerful alchemy can be!
Also, your own tallest wanted to get rid of you, freak!
It's because you're small and defunct!
And it's because you're weak!
What do you think of them apples, you runt!
YOU LIE, ED-STINK!
This is a secret mission I was told by the Amlighty Tallest!
Your impression only made me stare and blin
Sebastian x Reader //Cherry Knots//"Ok, let's go over what was taken care of," you said to yourself, "Cleaned up the broken dishes Mey-rin, helped Finny with the garden, repaired the stove that Bard blew up, and made some more tea for Tanaka."Sebastian x Reader //Cherry Knots//2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You had also finished the rest of your daily chores and were free to do whatever you pleased for the next few hours. However, you couldn't think of anything to do.
Well.. That wasn't entirely true.
Most would think that you were crazy, no the better term would be insane. Why was this so? Well, you like to mess with the head butler of the Phantomhive household, like make messes for him to clean, play tricks, and of course let Pluto run wild in the manor. You were always punished every time you messed with him, but still why? The answer was without a doubt..
You liked him.
You however, would not submit to your feelings so instead you tried your best to make his life a living hell. Also, you were aware that this almost perfect man was no ordinary man at all and was in fac
Long DistanceSo many miles keeping us apart.Long Distance4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We are even a few hours different.
Somehow we managed to "meet".
Sometimes, this keeps me awake.
It's hard to fall asleep knowing how far.
When I do manage, I'm dreaming I'm in your arms.
I love you more than my own life.
You mean more to me than anything.
Those words bring tears to my eyes.
I can only wonder why this happened...
How can my love be so far away?
Why'd this have to happen to me?
As long as you love me,
We will make this work,
I don't care...
If I have to fly there,
And wait until the day I turn 18.
I promise you,
it won't take that long.
I'll come up with an alternative.
This distance is killing me.
Although, in the end...
It only matters that we're in love.
Hunny, Babe, My lover...
Someday we will be together.
I will do whatever it takes, I promise.
There Must Be Sex In HellI like to meddle with sacrilegeThere Must Be Sex In Hell4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Staring at myself in the mirror,
Making love to idle thoughts.
What's the worst that could happen?
If lust is a sin
There must be sex in hell.
Annoying ZimZim:My Tallest!Annoying Zim2 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Zim:Hey, my Tallest!
Zim:Hey, hey, hey, Over here! My Tallest!
Zim:Hey, my Tallest, my Tallest, my Tallest!
Zim:Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Zim:My Tallest! My Tallest! My TalllllllEEEST!
Zim:Hey, my Tallest!
Zim:My Tallest! My Tallest!
Zim:Hey! Hey! My Tallest!
Zim:Muh-my... my Tall...
Zim:Hey, my Tallest! It's me! Look at me!
Almighty Tallest Red:I was curious to see when you'd shut up on your own. But it's been THREE hours now, Zim. THREE HOURS! So, what is it?!!