How to write a poemHow does one write a poem?How to write a poem5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Some Advice: Words are delicate, do not throw them
Place them gently where they belong
So that when they form together, they make a song
Align them in chronological ways
So that the audience is not lost in a word maze
Not all poems HAVE to rhyme
But go right ahead if that is the way you shine
Try not to make ALL the lines very long
Or else it will sound like a beating gong
Focus on one major theme
And lastley, Include your thoughts and dreams
Evitar el estancamientoEvitar el estancamiento5 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
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 writing2 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,
Writing Tutorial - DialogueWhile some authors may talk about how their writing is all talent and a gift from The Powers That Be, the truth is anyone can do a great deal to improve their writing. One effective way is through working on your dialogue.Writing Tutorial - Dialogue5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Fan fiction can be particularly bad about this, but God-awful dialogue can be found just about anywhere, from popular books to comics to television. Bad dialogue often happens when people lose sight of reality and get hung up in the information or message theyre trying to get their character to communicate. Good dialogue is a natural reflection of the characters and the world, is easy on the ears/eyes and moves the plot forward in one way or another.
Tips for Improving Your Dialogue:
Yep, just listen. Next time youre on a bus or waiting at a restaurant, take a moment and listen to the conversations around you. Listen to the rhythm, the accents, the grammar people use in daily life. Good dialogue sounds natural. Bad dialog do
Flying Through the CloudsFlying Through the Clouds by PaxtofettelFlying Through the Clouds3 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
Art TipsI am writing this for a friend and for anyone else who may find it useful. The following treatise is by no means law or the only way to do things. It's only what I know or believe so far and it's probably not applicable to most styles except those similar to my own. Take from it what you will.Art Tips4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) Gesture drawings: Yeah, I know, it's one of the most annoying criticisms you'll get "you need to do more gesture drawings!" Stifle your reflex to kick them into a volcano and do it. Your art will be better for it. Try to set aside at least 15 minutes a day for gesture drawing.
2.) Draw from life: If you've been drawing or painting for any significant amount of time, you've probably heard this one too. Second verse, same as the first. Do it, your art will be better for it. Observational skills are KEY to representational art and the more you hone them, the more skilled you will become. Try to imprint on things you see around you; think of life as like a big How To catalog.
3.) Variation: Varia
My Little Dashie: A MomentUPDATE: NOW POSTED ON MY FIMFICTION ACCOUNT AS WELL! LINK: My FIMFiction PageMy Little Dashie: A Moment3 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
Smiles, Tears, and FriendshipSmiles, Tears, and Friendship3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A personal thank you to Lauren Faust and Shigesato Itoi:
I come from mixed interests. From gaming, art and food to music, radio(recently) and TV.
I've been playing Quake and Halo ever since I was a kid too young to play them. I always loved playing Halo with my brother, no matter how bad I was. I also loved playing Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl with him, even if I sucked.
Later, he moved to our home (that we unfortunately just had to move from) and eventually, he downloaded the SNES9X emulator and Earthbound from a friend.
The first time I played it, I cheated and didn't let anything soak in at all. Later, when I didn't remember a thing, I played it through the right way.
It was beautiful.
The story was touching, every character was memorable, from the weird Hint Guy to Everdred, that guy who jumped off his house to beat the crap out of you. The music was excellent, the graphics were great for an SNES game (screw all you people who say otherwise), and the gameplay? Don't even get me st
Character profile (blank)Name:Character profile (blank)2 months ago in Profiles More Like This
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A bit about this character (personality, backstory, powers, specific knowledge of a subject, favorite music style…, it’s up to you):
A song that fits your character:
Battle soundtrack, if required:
Character Design TutorialGENERAL ISSUES ABOUT CHARACTER DESIGNCharacter Design Tutorial4 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
Horrifically ArtisticI warn you now that it sucksHorrifically Artistic2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am horrifically artistic
I wonder if I can or will inspire anyone
I hear the evil laughs of my creations
I see the fear in others, because I cause it
I want people to understand me
I am horrifically artistic
I pretend to frighten the fearless
I feel fearful of my sadness but love for my fear
I touch to monsters in the dark, bringing them to the world
I worry no one will feel how I feel
I cry knowing I can only create fear and sadness in others and nothing good
I am horrifically artistic
I understand fearful sadness
I say not to worry about what I do or how I think
I dream to make things the world will recognized as mine
I try to make people fearful, but
I want to make people happy
I am horrifically artistic...
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
character profile template.Character Descriptioncharacter profile template.5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Is seen by others as:
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Past places of residence:
History of family:
Briefly explain life story:
What really happened to PrussiaTwas a quiet Saturday morning in the Spanish colony of the Philippines. The sun was rising, the tropical breeze was rolling in, and the only sounds to be heard were the chirping of birds, rustling of trees in the wind, and the melodic lapping of the Pacific ocean on the white sand coastline. Maria was just waking up and preparing for breakfast when a familiar spanish accented voice called from down the hall.What really happened to Prussia2 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Mariiiiiaaaaa!" Antonio called(or whined).
"Yes Papa?" Maria responded without looking up from her cooking. She was making fried eggs and rice for breakfast.
"I just wanted to warn you that today, an old friend of ine will be stopping by so-"
"So you want me to be on my best behaviour and treat him nicely. I know papa I've-"
"No mija, I want you to stay in your room. Don't come out. No matter what." Antonio said in a very serious tone, which was strange for the seemingly eternally cheerful Spaniard.
"Why? Is it Francis whose visiting? If it is him, I still have that frying pan Mis
Guide to: Reader InsertsGuide to: Reader Inserts1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Guide to writing FAN FICTIONS (Hetalia Reader Inserts)
Okay before I start, please be reminded that this is my opinion that makes a good fan fiction. I've seen countless of then for 2 years now and I want to share.
Any questions, write so in the comments.
Any suggestions, please tell me so.
Warning, this is a really long one and I refuse to split it into two.
Okay, so you want to make a fan fiction that is appealing, interesting, and full of story. Well just because you have fun ideas, doesn't mean you shouldn't bother to know how to write one. Writing fan fictions requires patience, imagination, creativity, a setting, and most importantly, a plot.
The plot is basically everything that the story is about.
Character OOC (Out of Character)
Before I start off about how to make a good fan fic, you first must know the personalities of each and every character of Hetalia. Imagine England as a loud, obnoxious
The Light in the DarknessThe Light in the DarknessThe Light in the Darkness3 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
AlliesXreader Anything to protect youAlliesxReaderAlliesXreader Anything to protect you2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Anything to protect you.
This is what I'm using for Russia's accent >.>
w's turn into v's
v's turn into f's
g's turn into k's
d's turn into t's
th turns into s or z
December, 20th, 1906, The outskirts of New Castle
In an old abandoned factory.
"It's no use. They have us surrounded." You watched your older brother peer out the broken window. His large eyebrows were furrowed in frustration.
"Maybe we can go out the back." You clutched the stupid, (favorite color) heavy skirt you had chosen to wear today. "We can do it! I know we can Iggy!"
Shaking his head he gave you a small sad smile, "I think not poppet. I'm sorry ______, You shouldn't have been caught up in this."
Footsteps clanged up the rusted metal staircase. He stepped in front of you protectively, then relaxed when he saw who it was. "Bloody gits, you scared me."
Francis, Alfred, Yao and Ivan stood in front of the both of you. Their expre
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.Seperation2 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?
Skeleton Boy Saves His SkinO' Gather 'round, children. I'll tell you a taleSkeleton Boy Saves His Skin7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of a skeleton boy who was bony and pale.
For the first act, our story is all fun and games
But at the end of part one, we see everything changes
We see Skeleton Boy's snatched by the prince of all darkness.
'Tis back to trickster mythology that this storyline harkens.
And so Skeleton Boy must get out of this fix
And find ways to outsmart all his captors with tricks
So prepare for fantastical mischief in:
Skeleton Boy Saves His Skin
by Thomas Boguszewski
Deep underground, there was a boy who was dead
Then out of the ground popped his skeleton head.
He pulled his dead body up through all the red stone
And sat, his head rattling, upon his old headstone.
Skeleton Boy wanted mischievous fun
So he took to his heels and had a good run.
Our hero was hungry, and he saw a big rabbit,
So he set up a trap in order to nab it.
Once the rabbit was caught, the boy made rabbit stew.
But since he was bones, it fell right on through.
Soon after tha
How To 'Flesh Out' an OCHow To 'Flesh Out' an OC3 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
The blind can seeThe blind can see10 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
"When you couldn't see, you are seeing something more than you normally can."
The blind can draw, and guess what, they don't have perspective problems like we do. They can draw out perspective, and objects without stylization, why? Because they study, touch, feel the object, and they know in their mind that the object has an angle to them... and they connected those clues accordingly.
When I first read about this in my school's notice, I was stunned.
Later, after six month of calligraphy practice, my teacher told me: "write the words that is on your heart."
Because when I open my eyes to write, I couldn't put down what was really on my heart, so I chose to close my eyes and to write the word that is on my mind. With such practice, I do not get to see the word until my word is done. However, for aiming, I still open my eyes after I finish one part of the word if that word is complicated.
My strokes turned out to be more secure, rough, less rounded, but with more strength, more ideal. Al
England X Reader- Not the best at cookingEngland X Reader- Not the best at cooking2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was morning and you were, like always, the one to wake up fisrt before your British boyfriend, Arthur. It was only one reason to why you were the first. Arthur couldn't cook to save his life. You truly loved him, but leaving him in a kitchen meant just a huge explosion. You were currently making breakfast for him and hoping he would like it. He was kind of picky when it came to food. When it came to food he always said that Britisg food is the best and that French is the worst. He said it maybe because of that blond Frenchman who always teased him.
Arthur may not be the best at cooking, but he was sure the best at others things Like pleasing you and making you smile. After finishing the food you walked with the food on a plate to the room you two shared, knocking before entering.
"Hey Artie! Wake up, breakfast is ready." You said with a bright smile. Fisrt he groaned and rubbed his eyes, still half asleep.
"H-Hello there, love. Why are you always the fisrt one to wake up?
Star Lily Dance Performance Capital Miku ft Gumi夢の子太刀 桜の愛しさにはStar Lily Dance Performance Capital Miku ft Gumi8 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Yume no ko tachi Sakura no aishi-sa ni wa
A child's long sword of dream, the love of the cherry blossoms
Miseru himeyuri no mai wo
The dance of the charming star lily
Yureru hana ni kasanete hikaru tsuki ha
The shining moon overlapping the swaying flowers
Todokanuomoi o utsushidasu
Projecting these never reaching feelings
Hareta son'na ni-tsu wa
On such a sunny day
Kitsune no musume to nanishite asobou
The fox's daughter is idle
BlindBlind7 years ago in Teen More Like This
A boy was feeling the braille on the sign to the women's restroom. He was still not used to it all having lost his sight only recently, but as always he remained optimistic. He was still alive.
A girl was walking past and saw that he was reading the braille on the sign to the women's bathroom. She cautiously walked up to him and said, "This is the women's restroom." hoping he wouldn't be offended. The voice somewhat startled him as he turned toward the voice. Feeling bad she bit here lip and then walked towards him and reached out both her hands and placed them on his hand still on the sign. "Here." she said. He allowed her to grasp his hand as she led him to the men's restroom only a few feet away. All thoughts of going to the bathroom left there. Then she put his hand to the braille on the men's restroom sign so he could read it. Then she released his hands and backed away. Sensing her discomfort he turned around. "I'