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
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
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
Writer's Workshop: Fleshing out CharactersDecember 14th, 2011.Writer's Workshop: Fleshing out Characters3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Fleshing Out Your Characters.
Some people are good at writing people. They have no difficulties conceiving of them and don't balk at doing the legwork involved in writing interesting, well-developed characters. They know what is believable and what isn't, and have some idea of how readers may react to their cast.
Other people seem to have no idea what makes people tick, what makes characters interesting, and hope that piling on enough abilities or cool traits is a workable substitute for character development.
As you might have expected, this ramble is dedicated to not being the latter. Here are some tips and tricks for dealing with the most notorious and noticeable part of your story...the cast.
1. Writing well takes a lot of work. Characters are no exception to this.
Being lazy is the death of decent characterization. In order to write interesting and well-rounded characters, you must be prepared to develop them actively and do any research necessar
BH6 - IdeaIdeaBH6 - Idea6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tadashi Hamada winced watching his younger brother cling to her aunt, sobbing. Hiro was not doing well as of late. He had been having problems so tests were being done. He had been poked, prodded, asked the same questions and now his back was covered in marks from an allergy test being done.
“Shh… Shh…” Their aunt, Cass murmured rocking the three year old gently. “It’s okay Hiro… It’s okay…”
“I want momma! I WANT MY MOMMA!!!” Hiro wailed burying his face in her shirt.
Tadashi lowered his head. Their not coming back…. He thought feeling guilt go through him. Tadashi was Hiro’s older brother, he should’ve been protecting him, but this wasn’t something he could protect him from.
Tadashi looked up briefly seeing Hiro looking to his brother with tears in his eyes. He reached for Tadashi. “Dashi-nii!”
Tadashi took Hiro’s hand holding it gently.
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 23 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 23 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,
Rapethis vessel is hollowRape5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
though it is not empty-
sacred, splintered, taken
bruised with old wounds flayed
a memorium to potential
stripped away by man's decay.
it is a ripened ova
delicate, light and raw
cradling within the hope of life
despite it being small.
it grows in pained reflection
extending out to touch its bounds
to find that they confine it-
this vessel is now a prisoner
its hopes lay shattered on the ground.
no nourishment to provide it-
dormant lies its inner stirrings
as the vessel weakens
malice and self-hatred slowly oozing
stagnant grows its life-
curling inwards from the light
as the lotus blossom at the dawn.
until there is no more to see-
the vessel ceases to be one.
if only for the simple fact
it cannot hold
the love of none.
The Mary Sue Litmus TestHolepunch's Mary Sue Litmus Test:The Mary Sue Litmus Test4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ah, the Mary Sue. We can't cobble together a truly comprehensive description of what they are, exactly, but we can agree on one thing: an annoying, 'perfect' character who, through a general lack of flaws and character development, is excruciating to sit through and often makes us gnash our teeth, tear our hair, and reach for the back button. This nefarious creature can be measured and detected, so let's all grab our magnifying glasses and get classifying.
This is a subjective subject; a trait that drives one person right up the wall might fail to get any reaction from another. As you go through the list, count up the points. Each trait will register from 1-5 points, with 1 being a mild thing and 5 being a serious infraction. If a trait is not addressed at all in the story the character comes from, or is totally unknown, just ignore it. And don't worry about racking up pointsthe de-Suifier part of the test ought to restore some balance to
For The Guild- Ch. 4 The next few weeks seemed to confirm Chatot's worst fears. There was definitely somebody after the apprentices, as Bidoof's attack was only the beginning. A few days afterwards, Sunflora dragged Corphish back to the Guild in a terrible state, covered in burns and cuts. She was in hysterics, the only intelligible things to be heard from her being "Luxray," and "Attack". From what Chatot could gather, a Luxray had surprised them both and had brutally attacked Corphish before Sunflora could fight it off. Not long afterwards, Sunflora's luck ran out as she became the next victim. Loudred brought her back unconscious, demanding Pecha berries.For The Guild- Ch. 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I SWEAR we were on our guard, Chatot!" he tried to explain to the furious Head of Intelligence as Sunflora was being treated. "But, this Ariados came out of nowhere! It just jumped down from the ceiling right on top of her! I dropped our bag and ran to help her " he trailed off.
UnrequitedUnrequited by PaxtofettelUnrequited3 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Starring Spike and Twilight)
There are a great number of questions that everypony goes through life that they wish could be answered early on. Will they live a long, healthy life? Will they become rich beyond their wildest dreams? Of course, some questions are alot more trivial, such as whether or not the Cloudsdale Angels will win the seasonal championships this year. But there is one question that everybody, from alicorns to zebras, from rabbits to dragons, has wanted to know:
Does the one that I love, love me in return?
The story I am about to relate to you deals with that very same question.
Deep inside the Ponyville Library, there lives a certain creature of which few ponies have ever dealt with, and of which fewer have lived to tell of the experience... It is neither pony nor griffin, nor zebra nor dog. No, it is something much more fearsome, much stranger, and by far more deadly! I am talking to you, of course, about a dragon! A gian
Dreams of MidnightEugene was not talking to Rapunzel - or even looking at her for that matter, which was a tad difficult with her sitting almost in his lap rather than the saddle. It was cold out and the temperature had been steadily dropping, the wind rising. The snow was falling thick around them, only muffling the dark further.Dreams of Midnight2 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Eugene -" she started, but he snapped back too suddenly for her to continue.
"No. I don't want to hear it!!! Rapunzel, I asked you to stay behind this once. It's not like you have to prove your charity or something! You're not dumb. You could see the weather was getting bad - yes leaving me kind of stupid too - but the baby's coming any day now! Just what were you thinking?" Rapunzel was silent for a moment, the wind playing games with her long hair. She shook her head.
"I just - well I promised them I would come with you the next time, and you know that...."
Pride vs. Prejudice prologuePROLOGUEPride vs. Prejudice prologue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Up near the great Canterlot Mountain in the northern sky, a glimmer of sunlight reflected off of something golden in midair. It was Princess Celestia's royal chariot being driven by two pegasus guards with the princess inside along with her nephew, Prince Blueblood. Behind them was another smaller chariot with two servant ponies seated inside: one was a slim and well-dressed male earth pony with a moustache and a monocle and the other was a young female unicorn maid wearing a dress.
Celestia, happy as always, sat smiling warmly in her seat staring at the view of Ponyville just a few short miles away in the distance where they were heading. Blueblood, however, seemed somewhat distraught. He sat, not saying a word to Celestia and she finally decided to cheer him up.
"Blueblood, my nephew, why so melancholy?" she asked him "You're on your way to receive your first royal crown."
"It is not the crown, Aunt Celestia, it's the fa
orgasman orgasmorgasm9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(we've found a rhythm)
messy hair messy hair messy hair!
My Little Pony-Beast Wars: Predator's Moon Ch. 4My Little Pony-Beast Wars: Predator's Moon Ch. 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic/Transformers: Beast Wars
By Atomic Chinchilla
Close Encounters of the Predacon Kind
Part 1: Raptorminator
The city of Canterlot was alive with activity. Under the direction of Princess Luna, the royal guard worked in tandem with construction ponies and other civilians to clear away the rubble and debris from the ruined streets. The azure alicorn stood on the balcony of a palace tower, giving orders to the last of the waiting pegasus captains. As the pegasi darted off toward their tasks, Luna breathed a heavy sigh and retreated into the tower. The drapes on the windows were drawn closed, and the only illumination came from what little sunlight entered through the balcony door. She walked softly to the edge of a grand, royal bed and sat down, gently pulling the blankets back to reveal the sleeping face of Princess Celestia.
The day princess sweated feverishly in her slumber, her eyes moving rapidly under her
MLP:FiM Profile LayoutName:MLP:FiM Profile Layout4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
BrokenstarXSpottedleaf Spottedleaf was out looking for herbs she would need more for Yellowfang. She was close to the Shadowclan border and she saw Brokenstar with a kit. Spottedleaf had a crush on the leader but she knew he would never love her. She saw him tell the kit to go home and Brokenstar called to Spottedleaf "Medicine Cat were you spying on us."BrokenstarXSpottedleaf3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Spottedleaf meowed "No Brokenstar I was looking for herbs." "He hissed in her ear "Meet me here at moonrise."
With that Spottedleaf raced off she was thinking he likes me. When she ran into Firepaw. She mumbled through the catnip "Can you take these to Yellowfang her cough has gotting worse." He nodded yes. Spottedleaf when into her den to sleep.
When she woke up it was about moonrise. Time to see Brokenstar. She told Mousefur she was going to look for herbs. Then she raced to the border, there was Brokenstar waiting for her. He made a nest for them and then they fell asleep.
In the morning she woke up, Br
Children's GamesPlaying God, I never could win.Children's Games4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
unmask for your captainThe sky was streaked with red and purple as the sun faded behind the horizon. A large ship skimmed the water that shined in contrast to the beautiful sky. A shoat of unison rippled through the air and bounded through the clouds. A crowd of pirates all stood on the main deck and yelled and whooped as they all partied. The pirates had been partying all day and were almost wasted to the point where they would be down for days. A man with a black shirt with white polka dots on it, and long wild blond hair paced around the deck. His face was hidden under a sky blue and white striped mask that covered his whole face. He hurriedly walked around the ship in a nervous wreck.unmask for your captain5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Where is he?! It's been all day and you pigs have done nothing but party! May I remind you, OUR. CAPTAIN. IS. MISSING!!!" Killer, the first mate of the Kid crew was pacing around the deck. "We've checked his chambers, the bathroom, the look out, the--" He continued to list off the places they looked. The crew shrugged him