How to Invent a Good UsernameTime for a quickie tutorial!How to Invent a Good Username5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Your username (also known as nick) gives one of first impressions of you when introducing yourself online. At the best, your username tells people you're an original person with good taste, and at the worst, it blends you to the mass of people lacking imagination.
GENERAL ISSUES TO THINK ABOUT
Here is a list about issues that are healthy to think about in general. After this section, I'll give you "not to do" and "to do" lists about creating usernames. So...
The most important thing is that YOU like your name. If you don't feel cozy with your username, it will irritate you sooner or later. However, especially if you are still young or new with Internet, be prepared for that your naming taste may change later and you may dislike that name you picked first! (That's something I have seen in the comments of this tutorial.)
For example, my first online username was, if I remember correctly, my given name + my birth year (like, Lisa90,
The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IThe Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She raised her palms to the sky, fingers spread, and sunk her toes into the earth. Heat-filled particles of light warmed her face and the moist cool matter softened her toes. This was life and she relished in its glory.
Nature was her mother and the ruler of the cosmos was her father. She imagined herself as a tree, her feet diving down into the rich folds of the earth, planting their roots, while her fingers extended to the heavens forming into a million branches. Leaves and flowers exploded from her branches as they begged for the gift of light from the sun.
She walked in beauty. From where she stood, a gathering of red poppies reached to her gently brushing against her calf, begging to feel her touch. She leaned forward caressing the petals with the tips of her fingers and the flowers gently kissed her face in return. She laughed. She had always imagined that poppies would make for extremely faithful friends, providing every comfort and need in times of despair, but they would alway
How To Make A Good OCA spotlight turns on in a darkened room. A person about 16 squints and shields their eyes for a moment before adjusting. They have short auburn hair, and a pair of glasses. It doesn't really matter what they're wearing, but for a moment, you think they are a guy. Then the person speaks, and you realize you were wrong.How To Make A Good OC3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Hi," they squeak in the voice of a pre-pubescent 12-year-old. "I'm Emma O'Reiley, and I'm here to guide you through today's tour: a guide to making good OCs, Xiaolin Showdown edition!" You settle into your slightly uncomfortable theater chair as she begins. "Our sponsor and my creator, LightningIdle, would like to thank you for coming! Now, let's get started."
Another spotlight turns on with a clang, illuminating a whiteboard. Emma walks over, a conductor's baton materializing in her hand. "First off, some basics," she says, tapping a bulleted list. It reads:
1.) Keep it believable.
- Don't make a canon character fall head over heels in true eternal love wit
Original Quiz 2RulesOriginal Quiz 27 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
1. For each number, put down two of your characters and say how they are associated (friends, siblings, lovers, etc)
2. Answer the questions using both characters in the pair.
3. Each number refers to both characters in the pair. (8air 8)
4. You may use other peoples characters if you wish (be sure you have permission)
Example: (Pair) 7 (Jon/Jane) fights (pair) 9 (Tim/Tony). Who wins?
1. 4 has tickets to a movie, but find 7 sitting in their seats. What do they do?
2. 5 is at home and hears a newsflash that 10 is out killing people on the streets. How does 5 stop 10?
3. Pair 6 decides to get married. Why would 2 object?
4. 8 is walking through a bad neighborhood at night when 9 jumps out and demands their money. What does 8 do?
5. 1 and 3 get into a car crash. What happens, and does anybody die?
6. 7 finds that pair 2 have been murdered! Which pair is most likely to have done it?
7. 8 and 4 are in an elevator when it suddenly breaks down? Wha
Batfamily Dinner"So you and the clone are dating." Damian spoke up in the middle of dinner. Jason and Dick immediately stopped eating their food- Dick to look at Bruce and Jason to rest his elbows on the table so he could make a show of listening in on the conversation.Batfamily Dinner4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"If I were it wouldn't be any concern to you." Tim shifted in his seat uncomfortably and used his fork to roll the tiny peas away from his mashed potatoes. "I heard you got invited to a charity, Dick."
"I d-" The eldest 'son' grew quiet when he caught the glare from Bruce. With a small groan and a feeling of de-aging into a child he sulked low into his chair and tried to give Tim an apologetic look.
"Are you?" Only two woulds could get all four boys to know just how serious Bruce was with this conversation. The room grew quiet and Bruce spoke up again, this time in demand rather than in question. "Are you. With the clone."
Tim let out a small nod and pushed more peas around on the plate. "He's a really nice guy. It's not like" Wh
Ejemplo - Hacer un guionHacer un guiónEjemplo - Hacer un guion3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Tan simple como eso, La idea de lo que quieres hacer.
Un chico que sufre alucinaciones y como una de ellas insiste en visitarle.
La idea completa:
Aquí especificas personajes, apariencia, actos y la trama. Como está es una idea simple, no tiene muchos detalles.
Un chico está en su habitación tapado con su manta. Es muy nervioso y se nota que es un hikikomori, se abre la puerta y mira asustado, por ella entra una bestia terrorífica, no es la primera vez que sucede, por lo cual a pesar de que el chico está muy nervioso, no grita, pero no aparta la mirada del intruso.
La bestia se sienta en frente del chico y le conversa, el chico no dice nada, la bestia intenta sacar al chico de su habitación pero no tiene resultados. La bestia suspira.
Se despide cordialmente y se va.
Al cerrarse la puerta, la bestia es
10 Tips for Writing Fantasy10 Tips for Writing Fantasy10 Tips for Writing Fantasy7 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 1 “Genres” – Section 2 “Fantasy”
With Links to Supplementary Material
As you might have noticed from the Outline, my section on Story Genres is rather bare. And so during the following few weeks, I will be remedying that—starting with fantasy. I have written quite a bit of fantasy—especially mixed within other genres. But more than that, I have read both excellent and profoundly horrible examples of fantasy. Today, I'm going to talk about some of the major elements that make them so. If you don't write fantasy, I still advise reading because many of these topics expand across and array of genres—a
A Guide to OCTsOriginal Character Tournaments are all over deviantart and keep growing in popularity, but not everyone knows what they are or how to participate in them. Since they're hosted by individuals and not actually affiliated with the website itself, there are no guides available to help explain how they work. Hopefully, this FAQ will be helpful to anyone looking to get involved in OCTs.A Guide to OCTs6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
What is an OCT?
OCTs, or "Original Character Tournaments" are contests held here on deviantart in which you can pit your original characters against other people's characters in a comic-style battle-royale. To put it simply, it's a cross between an art competition and a storytelling contest.
OCTs can be hosted on someone's account, or they can have a tournament account of their own. OCTs are usually open to anyone with a deviantart account, although some are invite only. Information about who is eligible to audition will usually be clearly stated s
Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)Blank Character Sheet (Moving to TheChugsBoson!)4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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If you'd like to see any more updates to this sheet, please add [this deviation] to your favorites instead!
- Book, Chapter
Name: Example: Clark Kent
Appearance: (What does your character look like? Written descriptions are fine. This can sometimes be combined with the Name perameter.) Example: Zeus
Symbol: (What symbol helps identify your character? Family symbols can also count. Again, descriptions are fine.) Example: Uchiha Clan symbol
Pronunciation: (Spelled Pronunciation Legend /
How to create a good OCOkay, so I’ve been reading a lot of fanfiction and now I know that a lot of you need a lesson in the art of creating OC’s. I’ll admit I’ve created some crappy OC’s in the past, but I was like ten and they got a decent number of followers, so I something right.How to create a good OC2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I’m guessing all of you have read at least one fanfiction where an OC ends up with the main character and trumps an important romance between him/her and another character. We’ll that OC may me a candidate for a Mary sue/Gary stu label.
What are Mary sue’s and Gary stu’s you may ask, we’ll I’m here to educate you in these two GIANT crimes against decent fanfiction. Trust me, an OC can make or break a fanfiction.
Here are the traits of a Mary sue.
-Everything in the story goes perfect for her. (This includes romance, school, Pokemon battling, duel monsters, fights, ect.)
-She has absolutely NO personality flaws what so ever. (She is nice no everyone, even people who
Complete Blank Character SheetComplete Blank Character Sheet7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Star/Zodiac Sign :
Homeworld/Place of Birth:
Homeworld's technology level:
Dimension's category (Magical or Technological):
Level of Devotion:
Drug User ?:
Hairstyle and colour:
Preferred style of clothing:
Personality (and other stuff)
Peaceful or aggressive:
Fighting skills and Ability(ies):
Weapon of choice (if any):
NEW 100 Themes Challenge~THE 100 THEMES~NEW 100 Themes Challenge6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
5. Break Up
6. New Love
9. You and Me
10. I Do
12. DO NOT ENTER
15. Kings, Queens, and Jokers
16. Run Free
17. Where are the Crackers?
19. R is for Revenge
21. Do You Want To Know?
24. Rocks Aren't the Same
27. Freedom Isn't Free
32. Dying Fire
33. Breaking Point
37. Don't Go
40. Due Date
41. Sealed in Blood
45. Be a Man
46. Go For a Swim
47. Am I Dreaming?
48. Too Good To Be True
51. Elemental Tempest
52. Too Late
53. But I DIDN'T Do It
56. Lucky 13
57. I'm In
58. Slightly Disturbed
65. Black and White
69. Broken Promise
70. All the Little
OC Biography sheetBeginningsOC Biography sheet6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
What role does this character play?(Storybased):
What inspired you to create this character?:
What does this character represent to you, if anything?:
What goals do you have for this character?:
Pronunciation of their name(first, middle name(s) and last):
Meaning of their full name:
Why did their parents name them this?:
If not parents, what decided their name?:
Why did you, their creator name them this?:
Do they enjoy these/this nickname(s)?:
History behind nickname(s):
Before going on with this sheet, take a moment to briefly describe this character as a whole, a character snapshot:
Realm/Universe(Real world, an anime verse, etc.):
Share about this realm(What's considered normal/average/within sanity for this realm/verse):
How old they appear:
Any history behind their sex
How to be a Great ArtistHow to be a Great Artist4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
...And when I say that, I'm not talking about me. lol I know that I have a lot more to improve. x3
This is a simple tutorial, who is also a friendly tip... :3
Some people often say that they would like to draw like me... But Lemme told you guys a thing... Don't try to draw like me... Try to draw, BETTER THAN me! <3
- Step #1: SET YOUR GOAL!
My improvement come from that way to think...
I used to think about Bernal's art....
"Someday, I'll be more awesome than this guy! >:3"
Of course that's not my desire to bypass no one... This is more like a "manthra"... Believe me, You'll work A LOT better if you have a goal. I call this system as "Master and pupil". I called this way to always remember me that I'm just a student, a pupil, who need to learn everyday if I prettend to someday be as great as my master.
Bernal used to be my "master". (Even if he didn't know it.) I tried to learn his style. His anatomy, coloring, and shading. I tried to apply his techniques at my style, that's a reall
LooLa's 100 Themes List1) BeginningLooLa's 100 Themes List5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
7) The First Time
9) Growing Up
13) Sea Glass
15) Fight or Flight
16) Skeletons in the Closet
17) Six Feet Under
21) Creative Visualization
22) New Growth
23) Flash Flood
25) Where No Man Has Gone Before
27) Over the Moon
28) Thin Ice
34) Night Light
43) Pearly Gates
48) Out of the Blue
49) Home Stretch
52) Time Travel
54) Treasure Map
57) Twenty-Four Hours
58) Abandon Ship
65) City Lights
70) Golden Years
How to create an interesting CharacterOC (Original Character) is something that sadly has a rare to no appearance in TF2 Fandom. People started to step out of the idea to create something truly original, once SFM gained on its popularity. These days most of the OCs (Which have a more accurate naming: FC – Fanmade Character) are described by a different set of cosmetic items slapped on a canon model. I’m one of the people who do that.How to create an interesting Character1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
But that doesn’t mean your Character can’t be interesting.
PERSONALITY is what makes your characters interesting, but way too many people either limit themselves to one insignificant aspect, or they’re making a way too big variety of different behaviors.
So Happy, Sad, Serious, Shy, Friendly, Mean etc. are NOT a base for a character’s behavior. They’re merely one of many attributes.
Also known as the very core of every personality. People change over time d
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form9 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
Filled OC MemeThis is a good way to flesh out characters as well as have a good time. Wether you are doing this by yourself or as a collab, feel free to have the characters that are stuck on the side lines put there two cents in & all in all bother the characters who are stuck doing the tasks, makes it more fun that way.Filled OC Meme4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alright first thing's first, pick 6 characters & give a little info on each: (name, appearance, attitude, ect.)
1.) Noah Romero: Five feet and eleven inches of Mediterranean delight, he’s commonly known as Milly to his coworkers. Shaggy brown hair and the most dashing green eyes, Milly looks the part of the ladies’ man and a few can be seen ogling his plush rump. Sadly, he fails to live up to expectations with his social awkwardness and general aloof nature.
2.) Julianne Bernard: A girl of Native American and Mexican descent, she looks nothing like her family due to being adopted. What she does look like is a model and that is what
7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes7 Tips For Writing Action Scenes3 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 7 “Action Scenes”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Action scenes in a novel are a difficult tool to master, but well worth the time and effort to create dramatic an memorable scenes that will engage and entertain your readers. To pull them off effectively, you must be able to keep a quick yet varied pace, keep a tight focus, reflect your story, and make it all quick and crisp. Today, I'm going to give you a starting-point for honing your skills in this method of storytelling.
Tip 1: Create a visible plane of space to work within.
Blake sat in a dark bedroom—the white light of his computer glancing off his face and hands as he typed. Against the wall to his left, there was a closed and curtained window and an unmad
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
A How To on Writing FanfictionA How To on Writing Fanfiction8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Intelligence is required. No matter how interesting or humorous a plot you may have, it is always better to read a well-written, intelligible fiction than a thrown-together piece of junk riddled with spelling/grammatical mistakes.
2. Plot is important. There are such things as PWP's (see PWP section), but other than that, plot is what really makes a story. What is happening is what makes the reader go on and want to read more.
3. Creativity is a must. No one wants to read the same thing that they have seen from 50 other writers. Try to be original, and if you see an idea you really like, improvise it a little without copying it outright.
4. Every element in the story matters. From the plot to the series to what happens to the characters, everything ties together to make the story what it is.
OVERALL WRITING SKILLS
Some writers are just naturally gifted and have a way with words. Others struggle with how to make complex senten
Blank Character Sheet 2.0 (Over 350 Questions!)WIPBlank Character Sheet 2.0 (Over 350 Questions!)WIP1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
"A quote from or about your character."
- Book, Chapter
License Plate Number:
Manner of Birth:
Manner of Death:
The Original List of Themes1. IntroductionThe Original List of Themes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
3. Making History
12. Dead Wrong
13. Running Away
15. Seeking Solace
20. My Inspiration
21. Never Again
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
27. Lost and Found
33. Seeing Red
34. Shades of Grey
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
41. Fork in the road
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
45. Heart Song
48. Everyday Magic
51. Troubling Thoughts
52. Stirring of the Wind
54. Health and Healing
56. Everything For You
57. Slow Down
58. Heartfelt Apology
62. Irregular Orbit
63. Cold Embrace
65. A Moment in Time
66. Dangerous Territory