Evitar el estancamientoEvitar el estancamiento6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Consejos para evitar el estancamiento artístico
He visto últimamente como personas se han quedado estancadas, y en verdad, me da mucha lástima. He notado que estas personas tienen algunas características en común, puedo mencionar:
*Miedo al cambio
*No aceptan que están estancados
*Siempre hacen las cosas de igual manera
*Jamás experimentan algo nuevo.
Recuerdo que, hace algunos años atrás, personas dibujaban a mi mismo nivel y luego yo los sobrepasé, y estas personas, no echaron ni para atrás ni para adelante. También, hay personas que me superaron bastante y las admiro por eso, y, siempre, les apoyo para que se adelanten más que yo. Por eso, decidí darles algunos consejos para personas que están "estancadas artísticamente".
Si te sientes "estancado artísticamente, bien por ti. Estás en el primer paso del cambio, porque
Tilt: Part 1 of 2Applejack threw open the double doors of her family's extra large storage shed, ready to confront the machine once and for all. "Showdown time," she muttered to herself with a confident smirk.Tilt: Part 1 of 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The late morning sun sliced into the building's darkness through the gaps in its plank walls, covering everything inside with long stripes of light. Three of those stripes fell on the terrible machine, which stood against the back wall between the rickety spare market wagon and a few stacks of splintering crates. With its greasy old plug pulled out of the socket and a tarp thrown over part of its casing it looked like the harmless piece of junk that it really was, but Applejack still approached it as if it was an ornery bull in need of wrangling. Outside, the cicadas screeched mindlessly.
"So, you think you're a tough cookie, don'tcha?" she asked it. "You think you can just humiliate me, my sister, my brother, even my granny and get away with it, huh? Well the sheriff's back in town now, and she
Tilt: Part 2 of 2Applejack languished on her side at the bottom of the bubble with her eyes closed, still dizzy from the awful experience. She was only dimly aware that some new pony had magically appeared on top of the pinball machine and was currently talking with the fillies. Their voices were too enormous and muffled for her to follow, but there was another voice she couldn't help but hear nattering away nearby.Tilt: Part 2 of 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Oh, you have made G.A.P so happy A.J.Exclamation Point!" said her tormentor. "Finally the high scorer has returned, all thanks to you and your little friends. Finally we shall be reunited!"
Applejack rolled open an unsteady eye and looked up at the glass ceiling that separated her water-logged playground of torture from the real world. G.A.P. was floating up against it with her back to the bubble, joyfully caressing the transparent surface with her flippers and uncurling tail. Her adolescence was almost touching in that moment.
"G.A.P. will soon experience true glory again," said the sea
Editing your writingSo, there are a lot of tutorials for writing; tutorials for character's names, personalities, storylines, and everything else under the sun. Don't get me wrong, some of those tutorials are pure gold. But, and keep in mind I'm no avid tutorial-reader and I haven't read all of them, I have yet to find one about editing. And it's about as important as the actual writing, because what's the writing if you can't read it? So, here I am, making one. If you've already read this far into the introduction, do me and you a favour, and read the rest of it, you might find some of it useful and I won't just be talking in a void. Please?Editing your writing3 years ago in Settings More Like This
View of an Editor
So! You have your piece you're going to edit, haven't you? What's the first step, before you start editing? You have to get in the right frame of mind. Repeat after me! My writing is not perfect. Yeah, that's right. It's not. It won't be even after editing it. Writing can be wonderful, amazing, beautiful, emotional, and brilliant, yes,
Change of Plans - PrologueSummary: A Total Drama fanfic. Courtney wants revenge against Duncan and Gwen, and soon Cody becomes an unwitting part of her plans. But when the ploy changes into something more, Cody, Courtney and Sierra will have to deal with the consequences. Eventual Cody/Courtney, AU from "The Ex-Files" onward.Change of Plans - Prologue5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(TDA Resort, just after the taping of "The Aftermath: II")
"Come on, Courtneydon't you think you're being just a tad bit unreasonable here?"
"Oh, of course you would defend her!"
"I don't have time for this"
Gwen turned and stormed out of the room; Noah calmly moved aside to allow her while Ezekiel jumped back, startled. She slammed the door as she left, making Cody wince. For a moment all he could do was stare at the door after her until his thoughts were interrupted by Courtney scoffing as she t
Candy for Your Thoughts ch2An odd occurrence had taken place on the Total Drama jet- one that rattled and stunned almost every person on board whether they be contestant, crew, or stowaway. They all tried not to stare or pretended to be participating in other small, boring tasks, but in reality, the strange occurrence had taken in every single person's attention as they sat in the dining area.Candy for Your Thoughts ch25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Cody and Courtney were sitting alone together at a table, cheerfully chatting with one another and playing cards.
It had been a full day since the Total Drama World Tour crew had departed from Greece. It was well known to the every contestant that when they had left Greece, Courtney had been a mess. After discovering her boyfriend had been cheating on her with her teammate and friend, Courtney had slipped away from everyone. Her heartbroken sobs had echoed faintly throughout the plane that night. Even Duncan had been disturbed by the heart wrenching sound and had stayed apart from everyone, including Gwen, lost in his own
5 Tips for Using Frame and Meta Narratives5 Tips for Using Frame and Meta Narratives5 Tips for Using Frame and Meta Narratives2 weeks ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 6 “Frame and Meta Narratives”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Meta... it seems like only yesterday that we were in the year 2010, with Meta being the newest and most pretentious of plot devices. However, it seems like enough time has passed that it has been revived with a greater amount of skill, so that we can begin to talk about how to use it effectively, including in the form of Meta Narratives. Meta Narratives are stories within a story—illustrated in its best form in movies such as Sucker Punch and Big Fish—where short stories that take place outside the actual physical space and time of the main plot, are used to support the overarching plot. Similarly, Frame Narratives—used in such st
How To Get Noticed on deviantART V2.0The tips that really work...How To Get Noticed on deviantART V2.01 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It's been a while since I wrote one of these guides and, since V1.0 and V1.5 proved to be so popular, I feel it is about time I update my guide to getting noticed on deviantART.
So, you want to get noticed on deviantART but you're not sure where to start? You've come to the right place; pull out your note pad and pen, you'll need them.
Before beginning to read this article, ask yourself why you want to get noticed on deviantART. Do you want to play more of an active role in the community or do you want to raise attention to your commissions and make a living? Do you want to get noticed to meet more deviants, or do you want to be able to say you are "popular"? It is vital to know what you are searching for before you embark on your journey to reach your goal. This article will sh
Fluttershy's Infernal AdventureFluttershy's Infernal Adventure3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fluttershy's Infernal Adventure
"Please, Angel Bunny - just a teeny, tiny little sip?" Fluttershy brought the spoon closer to the little rabbit's mouth, but he pouted and kicked it away.
The pegasus frowned. "You just have to take your medicine, or else that sniffle is going to get even worse!" She turned and quickly poured another spoonful, but when she looked back, Angel was gone.
Fluttershy looked this way and that, but there was no sign of the little rabbit. "Oh Angel bunny, you're too sick to play hide-and-seek!" she scolded. She looked under the sofa, behind the little coffee table with its vase of moonflowers, but she couldn't see him anywhere!
It was then that she noticed the wind had pushed open the front door of the cottage and she gasped.
She quickly trotted outside, just in time to see a tiny little cotton-tail disappearing down the garden path.
"Wait! Angel, wait!" She trotted after the little rabbit. "You'll get lost!"
Soon she came to a c
How to Make Good OCs (Full Guide)Here is my very long TL;DR guide to making MLP OCs that are actually good.How to Make Good OCs (Full Guide)3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Make it an alicorn. Since unicorns and pegasi are both awesome, combine them to double the awesome.
Note: NEVER make an earth pony OC. Everyone knows those are the products of gay incest mutations.
2. Choose the perfect color scheme. Try black-on-red, black-on-green, neon pinks and greens, etc. Trust me, they do not disappoint.
3. Rainbows. Put them on anyway you can.
4. Gradients. Especially neon gradients. They make your character supa kawaii speciulz.
5. Zebra stripes. Stripes add awshumness to the character. Don't ask how, they just do.
6. Make canon characters fall in love with it. This gives the OC purpose.
7. Lots of accessories. Just cause.
8. Filler to make the list seem longer than it actually is
9. Other non-canon qualities. Such as weird dragon/bat wings, broken horns that still do magic stuff, dragon eyes, piercings, weird ta
A Damn Good Excuse Coke.A Damn Good Excuse3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Bottles and bottles and bottles of Coke. Scattered EVERYWHERE! On counters, in the sink, under the couch cushions, and- is that one hanging from the Chandelier?!
Bloody hell, yes it is.
I throw my hands up and let out a loud grunt as I storm my way through the mess and into what's left of my tea room, throwing down the day's groceries and sitting in a heavy huff. I've had enough of this rubbish lately- I don't know what's going on with Alfred, but I know I don't like it. Don't get me wrong- America has always been a messy nation. Since the day he had that damn Revolution he's not put a single thought to being tidy. I've been able to manage it, thus far, cleaning up what I can, lecturing him about what I can't, but lately it's gotten worse. This morning, as I look around and find that in places, my very floor has disappeared under bottles of his infernal bottles, I decide that I've had enough.
The Light in the DarknessThe Light in the DarknessThe Light in the Darkness4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She panted, heart pounding as she stood in the center of town. She could hear the blood coursing through the veins in her ears, sounding like the roar of a distant ocean. Her mind was numb, barely registering where she was or that she was covered with a sticky red substance, the pungent scent of copper filling the air. Her eyes slowly fell to an object on the ground: a stained knife that glinted in the midday sun. Next to it was a growing red pool. Her eyes trained on the pool and slowly moved to its source.
The deed had been done.
Luna's Moon hung high above Equestria, its gentle rays bathing the countryside in an eerie glow as it slowly trekked across the cobalt-hued sky. Near Ponyville, the light illuminated a lone figure winging somewhat less gracefully than normal above the town. It was very late and she was exhausted, but Rainbow Dash didn't ca
Prussian Training 4Prussia tossed his chopped potato into the water and stirred. He was sitting on a stool by a fire right outside his tent, a pot of warming soup hung over the flames. The soup wasn't anything fancy, but it was a hot meal. Its creator and amateur chef was just adding the final ingredients.Prussian Training 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Prussian had calmed down by now. His previous ranting and plotting had turned out to be quite therapeutic. It had been surprisingly calming to imagine all the torturous things he could do to America after lunch. Some of his evil fantasies couldn't actually be carried out in reality, but a nation could dream, couldn't he? Seriously, imagination really was a great outlet for frustration at times. It wasn't always as satisfying as the real deal, but it sure helped. For instance, Prussia had found it particularly pleasing to imagine America as he had slowly pee
8 Tips for Writing Dialogue for your Characters8 Tips for Writing Dialogue for your Characters8 Tips for Writing Dialogue for your Characters1 week ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 5 “Choosing and Designing Characters” – Section 4 “Dialogue”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Dialogue is a tricky topic, and for two key reasons. The first is that creating realistic dialogue is a difficult skill to master—even in day-to-day life—without speech coming out plastic, pointless, or otherwise unconvincing. The second problem is that the proper dialogue for your story is deeply rooted within the other elements—the characters, the setting, the genre, etc... Because of this, writing dialogue that is custom fitted to your story, requires adjustment and cannot stand up to any “one size fits all” set of guidelines. Today, I'm going to try to give some new approaches as well as some time-tested tips f
Flying Through the CloudsFlying Through the Clouds by PaxtofettelFlying Through the Clouds4 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Starring Rainbow Dash and Soarin')
If there was one thing Rainbow Dash loved the most (aside from taking a nap), it was flying. The fell of wind rushing past her face while she flew at the speed of light always got her adrenaline rising. Every day when she finished helping the weather crew clear out any stray clouds, she would take to the skies and practice her techniques in the hopes that she would be accepted into Equestria's famous flying squadron, The Wonderbolts.
Ever since she saw them perform in her home city of Cloudsdale when she was a filly, she had always been obsessed with them. Dash would dream about flying with her idols during their shows and rising up the ranks to become Captain. When she was part of the Junior Speedsters flight camp, she would always sneak out at night and practice at the obstacle course until her wings got sore and even then, she would keep pushing herself. If there was any pony she valued more than her friend
At This MomentAt this moment while I sit in class ignoring everything my teacher says, I am pondering what is happening across the world.At This Moment5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Somewhere a baby is being born.
Somewhere a child is being abused.
Or his mother is being beaten.
And there is a father having an affair.
There's a couple out there getting married and a couple getting out of a marriage.
There's a couple out there not allowed to marry because they love someone of the same gender.
There's someone having their first kiss, their first time, and getting lied to.
There's a person out there lying to themselves.
There is a young man or woman considering ending their life and there are dozens, if not hundreds, actually ending it at this very second.
Beyond these white walls, someone is being raped. Someone is raping someone else. Someone else is standing by, watching, letting it happen.
Somewhere close by and somewhere far away, an older man or woman is getting high or drunk and hoping it's enough.
Out there, someone is selling their body
Character Creation TutorialCharacter Creation TutorialCharacter Creation Tutorial7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
How to effectively develop a realistic and likable character for novels and fanfiction.
Table of Contents:
I. A Name
II. Physical Attributes
III. Style & Personality
It can be assumed that developing a plot and storyline is self explanatory. If not, you can find another tutorial for that. This tutorial will focus primarily on the thought-process of creating new characters with depth.
I. A name is the first step. Try to match the character to their name, or somehow integrate the character's name into the storyline or progression of the character's maturity and personality. For example, a character who is dark and moody would probably not be named Star unless this contradiction holds some meaning in the story. (In a comedy it would have a nice effect, but in a drama or serious story, not so much).
If you can't think of a name you can go to places like babynames.com or google for assistance
Character Design TutorialGENERAL ISSUES ABOUT CHARACTER DESIGNCharacter Design Tutorial5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
[New section!] Over-mirroring aka sticking too much in patterns of the original series!
INTRODUCTION: DESIGN OF CHARACTER'S LOOKS: WHAT IS ITS ROLE IN THE WHOLE CHARACTER DESIGN?
At first: No costume can save a badly made character. Your Average Joe/Jane character won't become any more interesting even if you make him/her to wear turquoise hair and odd-colored neon-color eyes. What makes character interesting is his/her INNER SIDE: his/her personality, history, skills, behavior pattern, odd traits, running gags, simply WHAT (S)HE IS. A rye bread doesn't become into a cream cake even if you put on it whipped cream and strawberries.
However, a good design may help the reader/viewer to notice, tell apart and remember the character more easily. That's why all Naruto characters are not sporting black hair and wearing those green tactical vests: if all character seemed almost similar, it would be pain for the reader to tell who of th
Prussian Training 3Hamilton covered his mouth and tried to conceal a disgusted noise when America ate the dirty marshmallow. In a way, the man couldn't blame the starved teenager for eating food off the ground, but it was still sickening to see how low his country had sunk. He could only hope things wouldn't get any worse than this.Prussian Training 34 years ago in Humor More Like This
Unfortunately, Hamilton was not too successful in hiding his gag. America heard the muffled noise and looked up at him, curiously. "Wha?" he asked between smacks. "Chu wa' un?"
Hamilton paled. "Uh ." Though occupied with a marshmallow, America's mouth was not stuffed beyond comprehension, so Hamilton had understood the garbled question well enough. Still, he wasn't prepared to answer. He hadn't thought that America would offer him a marshmallow, as well. It was a nice gesture, but he was worried about the whereabouts of this new marshmallow.
My Little Dashie: A MomentUPDATE: NOW POSTED ON MY FIMFICTION ACCOUNT AS WELL! LINK: My FIMFiction PageMy Little Dashie: A Moment4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, it's done and ready! This is a fanfiction called "A Moment". It is a sequel to the fic "My Little Dashie" by ROBCakeran53. This won't make sense unless you've read that, so head on over to his profile and read it (I put a link in the description). Also, in the description I put a link to the picture that gave me inspiration for the final scene (and, to a degree, the entire story). When they gather for cookies and cocoa, have that image ready to augment my descriptions (I can only describe clothes so well; I'm not a pro, you know!).
Okay, so here's the deal. I feel this story would be a tad long to post here in its entirety (or, at least, it would make getting to the comments SUCK), so I have instead taken the liberty to provide a link to it in the description
SeperationScavenging was a fact of life now. Once she'd realized that, Chell had also realized the necessity of leaving him alone; someone had to keep an eye on their home, and it was better if she was the one looking for the objects they'd need to survive.Seperation3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The first few trips, she only raided houses on the same street as theirs, always coming back within a few hours. Every time, he waiting expectantly for her to come back, peering out the windows like a puppy waiting for its owner; when she did return, he greeted her just as enthusiastically as any terrier, certainly.
But the pickings got slim, and slowly, she had to push farther out. She didn't even realize how much longer each one took until one day she walked into the house to find dinner on the table, her companion gazing forlornly at his plate, waiting. The moment he noticed her, he was on his feet, gushing about how worried he'd been, and how he knew he didn't normally cook, but he'd wanted to surprise her, and this was alright, right?
Request : England x Reader - Day at the Beach"Come on, slow coach!" Alfred said as he ran onto the sandy beachRequest : England x Reader - Day at the Beach3 years ago in Humor More Like This
You and several others sighed as Feliciano and Gilbert joined him. Kiku looked really self-conscious whilst Yao comforted him. You just sat on a towel, watching everyone else have fun. You noticed someone else sitting on their towel, reading a book. He was in his swimming trunks, just like your friends. He was skinny but he had a fantastic body, although his skin was paler than most (not as pale as Japan's skin, but still). He had scruffy blonde hair and emerald green eyes, which were under the bushiest pair of eyebrows you had ever seen. You had never seen someone like him before ... he looked so intriguing. He was obviously well read, because the book he was reading was leather bound and it looked heavy. You got up and wrapped the towel around you. You wondered over, wanting to see the face hiding behind the book
"U-uh ... H-hi there" You said
He looked up. He sighed and closed the book, putting it down. You had to sto