Avatar: The Chakras The Chakras:Avatar: The Chakras3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Imagine a creek with water flowing through it. Like the creek, our bodies have energy which flows through it. Now in this creek imagine several pools of water where the water swirls around before flowing on. These pools are like our chakras, which are spiraling pools of energy within our bodies.
However, life is messy, and things tend to fall in the creek, like the moss in our creek which prevents the water from flowing. If nothing else were around, this creek would flow pure and clear. But, if we open the paths between the pools and clear the moss... the energy flows!
There are seven chakras that go up the body, from the base of the spine to the brain. Each pool of energy has a purpose, and can be blocked by a specific kind of emotional muck.
First is the Earth chakra, located at the base of the spine. It deals with survival and is blocked by fear. What are you most afraid of? Let your fear
The Dragon FlyThe Dragon Fly5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Dragon Fly
A Team Fortress 2 fan fiction
Summary: It was best when Daddy came home. Inspired by Racoon-sama.
Ethan never really fit in with the other kids his age.
It wasn't that he didn't try, it was just that they never really got along all that well. The other kids would go on about sports and superheroes and dragons and stuff, while he liked to figure out how things worked and why. He liked sports and superheroes and dragons, but they just weren't as interesting as dismantling the toaster. Mummy didn't like it when he'd done that, but she'd been happy when he'd put it all back together and it worked like it was supposed to.
"You really are your father's son."
She'd ruffled his hair and gave him a cookie. M&M, his favorite.
Mummy always liked it when he made something new, whether it was a little doo-dah thing that really didn't do much or one of his projects trying to improve on the things lying around the house. She made sure to take him down to the scrap yard every few we
I Saw ThatI Saw That5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I Saw That
A Team Fortress 2 fan fiction
Summary: Soldier proves that he's not always a jerk. Inspired by Shy-Light.
It really hadn't been the best day.
Scout had sprained his ankle capturing the intelligence, Sniper had almost gotten backstabbed by the enemy Spy, Engie had lost everything he built to a Kritzed Demoman, and pretty much everyone else was just flat out exhausted. Which really wasn't all that surprising, since the enemy team had forged their registry and doubled their members on the field, as well as sabotaged the Announcer system so the timer was all kinds of screwed up. Medic had been the one to notice the fault, and Engie had had to fix the system while the rest of his teammates held off their attackers, though Pyro stayed behind to watch his back.
In the end, everyone had made it back to base in one piece and they'd managed to capture the intelligence, so the team was being rewarded with a four-day weekend for their trouble. A specialist was going to be sent in at
Writing Tutorial: Characters"An Amateur-Editor's Note on How to Create and Present a Character That Isn't You" by DailennaWriting Tutorial: Characters4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Since my last tutorial I've been asked several times to make another about something anything and although I wanted to, I've found it hard to hit on a subject that inspires me the way that faulty dialogue did, so many years ago. My last tutorial was written out of pure irritation at stories that misused the one part of a story my eyes flick to when I can't wade through the mire of the rest of it. Yes, I admit, I have a tendency to skim-read, because although descriptions can be beautiful, a lot of the time on the internet, they're not, and you can get a basic idea of the story from what is being said. So I skim. I think that's why dialogue was such a big irritation to me it's the part I paid the most attention to. Since then I've had irritations with grammar that I didn't know exactly how to put into words, with punctuation that I didn't know how to make int
It Was A MondayIt Was A Monday5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It Was A Monday
A Team Fortress 2 fan fiction
Summary: Inspired by Shy-Light's wonderful image of the same name. My version of the back-story.
It wasn't often that Pyro went through the trouble of cooking.
Sure, having a pyromaniac around flames wasn't usually the best idea outside of battle, but it was the general consensus that he was the best cook on the team. Thing was, the days he ended up cooking usually ended up more than a little... Off. No one knew why, but for some reason, whenever Pyro got it in his head to make a meal, the team dynamic went haywire. Well, more so than usual.
So he really shouldn't have been all that surprised when a fight broke out around the breakfast table the morning he decided to make pancakes.
"That's it, you Kraut bastard! I'm gonna knock your teeth so far down your throat you'll be shitting fillings for weeks!"
Soldier tackled Medic out of his seat, both men crashing to the ground in a furious, cursing heap. The German did his best to fight off h
Pet Medics for DummkopfsPet Medics for Dummkopfs4 years ago in Humor More Like This
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Minor Character Sheet-OC MemeThe Minor Character Sheet: a writing aid for all fiction creators, from fantasy authors to comic writers. A helpful guideline tool for anyone who wants to create well-rounded, plot hole-free castsMinor Character Sheet-OC Meme5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is the minor character sheet, full of things that might be useful to know about minor cast members. There is another, much longer sheet for main characters. These are all geared toward protagonists, but can be applied to villains too.
Text in [brackets] is just for clarification of how to answer the preceding question. Also, since I hate writing "him or her" and I will not write "they" when the subject is singular, I am assuming masculinity in my clarifications. You'll erase them when you fill it out anyway, so the sheet works for either gender.
So! without further ado!
Full name: [While useful to have, the last name is not always necessary, depending on if the character will ever be addressed by a title or in full.]
Title: [If the character
HTML CodesThese are the HTML codes I've ridden up for ~,*, and = members. + more.HTML Codes7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
These are just basic HTML codes, and if you want more, go to the FAQ Desk.
1. You want to make your text Bold
So, You want to make your text Bold? You can Either choose from the two,
(strong) or (b). Instead of "(" and ")", use "".
Open your text with (Strong) / (b), and close them with (/strong) / (/b)
But instead of "(" and ")", replace them with "".
So It'll turn out like: Laura11100
2. You want to make your Text Italic
Same as Question 1! Instead of (Strong) and (b), it's (i).
Remember, replace the "(" and ")" with "".
3. You want to make your Text Underlined
Already explained it! As easy as pie!
Instead of (i), (strong) and (b), replace it with (u) and don't forget to replace the "(" and ")" with ""
4. You want to make [link] into your own prefered text.
Okay, so you know how when you paste a link on your journal or so, it
Creating a Well-Developed Original CharacterCreating a Well-developed OCCreating a Well-Developed Original Character3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
Pet Soldiers: An Operators' ManualPet Soldiers: An Operators' Manual10 months ago in Humor More Like This
Pet Soldiers: An Operator’s Manual
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The operator is responsible for exercising good judgement as well as due care and diligence when handling all weapons of mass destruction.
In addition to this document, the operator is also advised to peruse the attached complimentary copies of the United States Constitution (Appendix 1) and Sun Tzu’s Art of War (Appendix 2) before deploying the Soldier unit. In event of
MagnusxReader One ShotMagnusxReader One Shot2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“__________!”Nyberg called as he saw you quickly walk through the main door of the Ystad Police Department. “You’d better hurry upstairs before anyone else sees you!”
You glanced at him and gave a quick nod as you hurried up the stairs to the office, mentally kicking yourself for being so late. Why on earth had you agreed to go out so late last night, and with such a loser? You should have known the night was destined to end badly…but it was so hard to actually get a date with your job and everything. The thought came to mind (as it had so many other times) that you should stop thinking about having a social life and focus solely on your work. All you had to do was look at Kurt Wallander. He was one of the top detectives in Ystad and his social life…well basically he had none. But that wasn’t what you truly wanted.
With a sight you hurried up to the office and quickly took your place at your desk, hoping no one would notice
Game: How To Summon A Real Ghost(WARNING: Attempt at your own risk)Game: How To Summon A Real Ghost10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Let's play a game. I want you to make sure your door is closed and the lights are off. It should be as dark as possible. If you really feel bold then answer my questions every time I ask you something. It helps get into the right frame of mind. I'll wait a moment for you.
Are you ready?
I imagine since you are here you have always wondered what it would be like to see a real ghost. I don't mean the crap you get in the movies. None of that fake blood or cheesy makeup.
I mean a real ghost. I bet you thought it would be pretty cool right? I mean how many people really get that chance right? But have you ever really thought about it?
Well this game will give you the chance to see something real if you want to try it out. I've done it many times myself and have had pretty good results.
Most people think of ghosts in terms of small balls of light or white wispy smoke. I'll tell you first hand though it's nothing like that. It's a hell of a lot worse.
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 Dinner3 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
Beach Craziness-TF2 X ReaderBeach CrazinessBeach Craziness-TF2 X Reader1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
TF2 X Reader
Mild cursing, cause I hate it when it's layered everywhere!
“Umm…..Sol, what are you doing?”
My eyes could not go any wider, watching as Soldier ran yelling as he gave chase to a seagull squealing loudly. The poor rat with wings was barley able to escape the man’s brutality, flying as fast as he could as Sol ran a few more paces before watching in scorn as it escaped. He then proceeded to pull out his gun and pop a bullet at it, missing by inches.
“Soldier, you can’t shoot on public beaches!” Medic exclaimed, trying to pry the weapon out of the buffer man’s grip. Good thing we were the only group out today on this secluded beach. “Especially not at the wildlife.”
“God damn thing got ahold of my sandwich and nearly made off with it.”
“But that doesn’t mean you can go killing the creature!”
I cackled on the inside. Poor Sol and his sandwich. At
The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 3The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 34 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
Minor Character CharacterizationMinor Character CharacterizationMinor Character Characterization3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Also Known As:
Hair color; Length; Style:
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good things):
Most known for:
1 Quote by them that shows their personality: " "
In the Story:
How does the main character know them:
Relationship with main character:
Do they get killed off:
When are they introduced:
What led up to them meeting the main character:
Did meeting the main character help or hurt them:
What in their past makes them who they are today:
The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 2The Purpose-Driven Plot Pt. 24 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
Major Character CharacterizationMajor Character CharacterizationMajor Character Characterization3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Also known as:
Previous Locations lived in:
What is going on in the world around them:
Hair Color; Length; Style:
Head and Face Shape:
Most noticeable feature:
Scars? Birthmarks? Etc?
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good traits):
Thinking or Feeling:
Judging or Perceiving:
Intuitive or Sensing:
Extravert or Introvert:
5 quotes that shows their personality:
Pet Snipers: An Owner's GuidePet Snipers: An Owner's Guide4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Pet Snipers An Owner's Manual
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Complete Blank Character SheetComplete Blank Character Sheet6 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):
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,
Christmas Day in the MorningGasping awake from his stasis, the silver bot opened his eyes to see an excited Hatchy in his face. “Hat-Hatchy!?” Spine questioned, caught off guard. “Oh good, you’re up!” Hatchworth smiled.Christmas Day in the Morning1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Spine looked around the room, trying to remember what happened last. “Come on! It’s Christmas!” Hatchy beamed.
“Right...of course.” Spine nodded.
“Rabbit’s downstairs helping Miss Paige with breakfast.” Hatchworth said.
Spine slowly got up and stretched his arms a bit. “What happened? Did we all power down in here?” Spine wondered.
“I believe so, you read Christmas Carol to us.” Hatchy nodded.
Spine nodded in return, recalling the event now. They all couldn’t sleep so they settled down in here. “Right, I remember now.” Spine said.
“Can we please go downstairs now?” Hatchworth asked.
“Sure thing Hatchy.” Spine laughed slightly, seeing his excitement.
Alone Together: England x ReaderFebruary 14, 2013Alone Together: England x Reader2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This day hadn’t sucked.
Frankly, you were stunned.
Sure, you had seen a little PDA, but surprisingly not much. And all of your friends had gone out of their way to make you little gifts. They even knew you didn’t celebrate, and wouldn’t expect anything in return.
It was sweet.
But still, the day made you think. It made you think about a lot of different little things that made you both want to laugh, and cry.
The emotions you were feeling right now were probably making you extremely unstable. Yet you felt extremely calm.
Even so, you found yourself out late at night, going to try something new. It was something you had been wondering about for a while, and were finally going to take a crack at.
Now you sat, atop this building, overlooking the river. Your legs dangled over the edge, but you knew you wouldn’t fall. Being pretty far back, your lower legs were practically against the wall.
You started preparing, not seeing the frantic figure
Naomi's Naruto OC GuideN a o m i' s Guide to Making a "bearable" Naruto™ Original Character**Naomi's Naruto OC Guide5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Before You Begin
Know how to draw a little. This will help in the visual department.
Have an open mind. Listen to ideas around your surroundings. Watch other shoujo and shounen anime and take notes. (Not too much shoujo. x.x)
Stay up to date with the manga. ESPECIALLY if you have an OCxCanon ship or a New Generation goin'.
Toughen up for criticism. Nobody likes a mangaka that's a crybaby, or has bi-polar issues. If you can't take the heat of someone not liking your OC that you have to call them a bitch, then maybe you have no business making an OC in the first place.
If someone calls your character a Mary-Sue or Marty-Stu with reason, then maybe the character is. If you're confident like me, it's only one person. You move on.