Beneath the Surface [Merman!LevixReader] Ch.5Beneath the Surface [Merman!LevixReader] Ch.52 weeks ago in Romance More Like This
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The following weeks that followed after Rivaille's capture were less than peaceful; Because of the amount of commotion that happened during the capture, it was obvious that the public began to pester Captain Erwin, mostly asking questions about what was the meaning of a sudden recon in the marshlands. But the Captain was ten steps ahead of the game - he and Squad Leaders Hanji and Mike had already fabricated a story to explain the ruckus in the marshlands, as well as the cause of the fifteen people that were mutilated. From what you heard, the Captain and Squad Leaders told reporters that the culprit behind the murders was actually an abnormal alligator; when asked to see the creature, the Captain simply led reporters to the outdoor enclosure where Hanji's prized pet albino alligator Sonny was being kept. Apparently the lie was good enough to satisfy the curiosity of the public and the Governor, since they backed off since then. There was, however
Broken PromiseBroken PromiseBroken Promise2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sorrow forever overwhelms him
and forces his hand to give in
He thought it to be much easier
to say "My love, it's el fin."
Life is ready to take that plunge
as he stands before his love bleeding
Mercy stands in complete sheer silence
as life begins to slow his breathing
People they know pause and turn; gaze up
as his name is written - a walking dead
Life sees the past self behind that mask
as mercy can never look away nor ahead
He closes and keeps life's eyes shut
taking a step to that last safe ledge
Tears roll down both pairs of cheeks
as he grabs life's stained bladed edge
Time comes to a halt as it begins to fall
and all that can be heard is a heart's scream
"Please don't die, please don't be the end
tell me tell me please, let this be a bad dream?"
Alice meets the Mad HatterAlice slowly walked down the gravel stone path away from the crazed cat boy.Alice meets the Mad Hatter6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Oh, I do hope that he wont burn himself. Laying above the fireplace like that isnt the brightest idea you could possibly have! Coming to the fork in the road she quickly turned to where the Mad Hatters sign was pointing and followed the solid stone road. Hearing soft music playing in the distanced though, she quickened her pace to come to a white picket fence. Different colored music notes floated around in the air almost dancing to their own song. The bright blue cottage looked only to be two floored with multiple flowers surrounding it, while straw was used at the roof to come to a point.
What a strange looking house. Oh, I do hope that someone can help me get to that beautiful garden, Alice unlatched the lock on the white picket fence and let hers
DO's and DON'Ts of OCsDOs and DONTs of Creating OCs.DO's and DON'Ts of OCs5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I'm not a brilliant or fantasmically talented writer, but I know a decent OC when I see one. Or at least a non-crappy one.
I think we know how this works. Here we go
1. DO Try to vary your OCs personalities. In the real world, if everyone had the same awesome, flawless character, life would be mind-numbingly BORING. Also, not everyone is nice/horrible/depressed/energetic all the time. (Unless, of course, you want to use that as a flaw.)
2. DONT get too hung up on making profiles for your characters. Profiles are for procrastinators who want to make a fantastic character without getting started on the actual story. I was guilty of it too, before I realised how boring filling out the same form over and over again was.
Try describing them in the story, THEN make notes to help you remember stupid boring details like their star-sign and eye colour so you dont accidentally change them halfway through the st
I Believe in YouOne day, a lady with blue-white hair, dressed in similar colors of white and light blue with streaks of silver and the clinks of armor to boot... was given a brother. He was small, a child, and quiet. He came without a name, and at first the lady had half a mind to call him 'Emerald' if only because his eyes were big and deep just like the precious jewel of that name.I Believe in You2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was silent because he couldn't talk. She found that a little funny, and asked her mother why, at the age of six, the boy couldn't speak. The answer she was given was, "No one taught him to." It was confusing for the lady, but she accepted it anyway, and held out her hand for him to take.
He took it. He accepted. It began.
He never thought he'd be the one to survive this clash.
After all, from day one, she was always stronger than he was.
In every way that mattered.
"They're called 'rhododendrons'." Hepatica held her baby brother around his waist, smiling as she watched him reach up at the white flowers w
The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 3The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 33 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Part III - Just Around the River Bend: Subplots
I feel it there, beyond those trees,
or right behind these waterfalls;
can I ignore that sound of distant drumming?
---from Disney's Pocahontas, "Just Around the Riverbend"
Subplots provide the basis for the meat of a story. They can be as small or as grand and complex as the situation may require; there can be as many or as few as you see fit to include.
There are generally two basic kinds of subplot: major and minor. The major subplot is one that may stretch over a longer section of your work and involve many important events or ideas. The minor subplot is usually smaller, and usually of less importance in the grand scheme of things. Both of these kinds of subplots fill in the space between the beginning and ending, and both are a means to move your characters or trigger events throughout your story.
A subplot can begin with almost any detail of your character, your world, or your concept. It often begins with a que
The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 2The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 23 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Part II - Get Out the Map: Outlines
Get out the map, get out the map
and lay your finger anywhere down;
we'll leave the figurin' to those
we pass on the way out of town.
---Emily Saliers, Indigo Girls, "Get Out the Map"
Shaming of the Sun: Epic Records, 1997.
An outline serves as a map, a guide, a foundation for your story. It is designed to make the whole writing process easier. However, drawing one up from scratch can be a very intimidating task, especially if you're not sure where to start, and, even worse, if you're not sure where you want to go. Luckily, in the last part, we've thought about our answer to the question, "What is most important in the story I want to write?" and have chosen the type of plot that will best suit our wishes.
Here's the next challenging question to consider: "Where does my story start?"
Let me allay some of your fears. We authors often start way before we have to, thinking that the reader must understand all sorts of background info
Alice meets CheshireAlice meets Cheshire7 years ago in Teen More Like This
The boy sat on the mantel piece above the running fire, he grinned down at the girl infront of him. Long purple hair framed his face as his pierced cat ears and tail twitched. Shyly, she walked up to him and asked,
"Please boy why are you sitting up above the fire?You'll burn yourself," The boy flicked his ear and grinned wider.
"I sit up here because it is warm and I will not burn myself if I do not touch the the fire.Now may I ask who are standing down there?"
"I would not like to hurt myself so you must pardon if I do not join you above the fire," The girl gave a small curtsy and was about to turn around when the boy stopped her.
"What is your name child?" He leaned closer as his ears twitched foreward to listen better. She turned around, stomped to him as close as she c
Wake Up Call.The sun crept into the bedroom window and Sarah looked to her left. Her gaze struck upon a boy. There were two things that she realized. He was gorgeous, and he was naked. Her eyes wondered back to herself and realized that she, too, was completely bare from head to toe. His arm was around her and she felt safe. Comfortable. He kissed her head lightly and with that, she was ready for round two.Wake Up Call.6 years ago in Erotic More Like This
Usually Sarah was not one to make the first move, but she was lusting for a second time. She didn't know when the next time she could be this close to someone would be. She needed to savor the moment, and make it last to its full capacity. She leaned her head onto his shoulder and nibbled softly at his earlobe. And with that, he was on top of her once more. Caressing her soft legs and then some.
He wrapped his arms around her and dug his nails into the small of her back. She gasped in pleasure and urged him to stop, though he knew this was a plea for more. He brought his he
Tips: Big Creative ProjectsWhen working on a big project, whether it be a comic, novel, video, complex painting etc, it's very common to find yourself stuck at any given point. It happens to everyone; maybe you're unsure of where to go next, or working on it has become more of a chore and less fun But there are some simple things you can do to make sure that you get through your project in the most easy and enjoyable way.Tips: Big Creative Projects2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Before you get started
Before you even begin working on your project, there are a few things you should do to make it a little easier on yourself and to help keep things going smoothly.
~ Write down your ideas
This one is a bit of a no-brainer really. Make a mind map or some bullet points of all of the things you want to include in your project. Events, themes, character profiles; no idea is too insignificant. You won't remember every idea you come up with, so writing it all down will make sure you never forget the best ones.
~ Plan ahead
Remember when you were a kid and y
The last bar in the MojaveClouds arrive at the paceThe last bar in the Mojave3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of oxen, stopping to drink
at the misshapen TV dish
picking up NASA signals.
The petrified cactus
near a humming Wurlitzer
says nothing. Lost travellers
stare at it by the bar,
hoping it might show them
the way, the bubbles in their
I want to go home
I want to go home
I want to go home
not noticing the clouds glowing
like lightbulbs with their electricity
and the entire desert moving
closer, ready to circle like moths.
Dead character meme:This is a questionnaire for any character/s that has/have died. You can fill it out with one or more characters, and it should be filled out either by role-playing or by first-person answers. Because I hate writing pronouns to be both singular and plural, the assumption is that there's only person, when this questionnaire could work for more. Enjoy.Dead character meme:6 months ago in Profiles More Like This
1. What is your name?
2. Alright then. When were you born?
3. And when did you die?
4. Now, for the big question, how did you kick the bucket? Be as explicit as you like.
5. Are you upset about dying, or are you at peace with it?
6. If you could miraculously come back to life, would you?
7. Now that you’re dead, what do you feel was your greatest achievement in your life?
8. And your greatest regret?
9. Is there anything you wish you had done before you died? Anything at all?
10. If you could go back and relive one part of your life, would you? And if so, what part would it be and why? Would you do anything differently?
11. Did you ha
The Ugly Boy, The Uglier Girl, and Her-Ch.1 I rejoice in the smell of her hair, of the small lock that I smuggled in. That this is not my dream, it is not my pillow, my blanket, or my own hair. Hers. I can feel her hair again. Her beautiful black hair with a somewhat bluish sheen to it.The Ugly Boy, The Uglier Girl, and Her-Ch.15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I smell it, and feel it. So I know she must be still alive.
Those insane “Doctors” have no clue.
“She’s dead,” they say.
I tell them to look at the flowers hanging from pots on the walls. To look at the birds flying outside, and the trees they land on. How can they call her dead, when she is everywhere?
They’re blind. All of them. Not wanting to accept her embrace.
No, not blind. Jealous. They’re jealous that they did not know her in life, and in death they don’t want anyone to have her because they could not!
I was like them once. Jealous. Greedy. But this is no excuse. As much as I cherished our
How to Hook a ReaderHow to Hook a Reader9 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I should note that this article will be primarily concerning YA fiction, as that is what I know most about. You may notice that some of these openings use elements that I cautioned against in an earlier article. Told ‘ya there were bountiful exceptions to writing “rules.”
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
This one is just awesome. I adore some subtle humor in a book, and it’s a great way to start out if you’re witty enough. This short and amusing opening line tells us a lot about the character in a very short time. His name also gives an indication that he is not from the land of Narnia, but is probably from England, if this book is to be similar to the ones prior to it in the series. We know something about his age in t
Alice Sings With The Flowers Alice began to walk down the cobble stone path once more, her heart racing in fright from the Mad Hatter.Alice Sings With The Flowers4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh I do so hope that poor Mr.Hare and Mr. Door will be alright," said Alice, while going to the left in the fork of the road. Slowly the young girl's footsteps decreased as she began to notice the dense forest surrounding her. But holding her chin up and straightening her shoulders, Alice began a new and continued on her journey to the beautiful garden. As the darkness descended, the flowers started to glow and whisper a soft melody among themselves. Alice smiled and kneeled besides a bushel of roses.
"Dear sweet roses, how beautifully you sing! I merely dreamt that I was half as talented as you are," A regal rose answered her call.
Across the Dimensions READERxENGLAND 5Captain Kirkland, aka Britain, stood up swiftly and turned to you. "Wot the bloody 'ell is that?!" You pushed your [h/c] hair off your forehead and glared at the Decepticon. He had flown up, canisters ready to fire at the ship when his face switched to show a red, glowing jack o' lantern grin on black metal. "My name iz Blitzwing!" He said, letting out an ear curdling laugh. "And jou're about to be slagged!" Blitzwing was interrupted with the blast of a pistol, one of the glass nobs on his head shattered when the shot collided with it. Captain Kirkland held the weapon out in his hand, the barrel still smoking. Your eyes went wide, and you thought, 'Damn, nice shot.' Blitzwing's face changed to an angry red one that had a visor and a noticeable gap in his teeth. A dangerous tone filled his voice, "Vatch it organic..jou don't vant to mess vith me.." Britain challenged this, his tone of voice just as serious, "Well it seems that I already 'ave, wouldn't yoAcross the Dimensions READERxENGLAND 53 years ago in Profiles More Like This
plumbumshe has a heart of goldplumbum2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and she, a heart of lead
and she, a heart of uranium.
and they go walking sometimes, the three of them.
gold is confident in her worth,
bought and sold and bought and sold
the virgin whore
and lead behind,
heart heavy in her chest
guilt from bullets
and pride from pipes
and anxiety from irreparable brain damage
and somewhere off to the side treads uranium,
white skin glowing,
thin frame for a dense core.
Declined Work in DeviantART GroupsHow many of you have seen that big red X in your correspondence and had your heart sink?Declined Work in DeviantART Groups5 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Almost all of us have had our work declined from some group or another on deviantART. For some of us, it's a minor inconvenience. For some, it's not even all that surprising. For others, though, it's a bolt out of the blue. Maybe being declined doesn't surprise you, but the reasons or responses do. In this article, I'm going to try to get to the bottom of understanding why it happens and how do deal with it, both as a submitting member and a declining admin.
The Different Kinds of Groups: Inclusive, Exclusive, Transactional, and Program
The first step in understanding declines is understanding the group doing the declining. Different groups on deviantART have different policies and ideals. If you understand a group's mission and rules, you can better predict which of your works might be declined and why, as well as better determine how to respond if it happens. If you'r
The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 1The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Part I - The Big Four: Exploring Plot Types
Before we start, it will be prudent to know what kind of plot you seek for your project. There are four main types that we will explore here:
- The character-driven plot.
- The event- or situation-driven plot.
- The world-driven plot.
- The concept- or theme-driven plot.
The character-driven plot is employed in stories that are propelled forward by the learning, changing character or characters. Harry Potter is an example of character-driven plot. I have one friend who is absolutely certain that this is the future of literature, because of the way we view and understand the human psyche.
The event-driven plot takes as its focus the events or chains of events that affect characters and the world in which the story is set. Choose-your-own adventure books are event-driven. Another example is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, in which the absurd situations that arise out of the setting are the main focus of the novel and the charact