How to be productive.How to be productive.4 years ago in Other More Like This
Pacdabutt's personal guide on how to be productive and focus on your crap.
Disclaimer: This is not meant to be advice. These are all very stupid and they probably only apply to me and me only.
1) Imagine that there's an extremely burly and tall man standing behind you. If you stop working, he'll beat you to a pulp.
2) Unplug/disconnect from your internet when necessary. You can plug it back in when you stop feeling tempted to look up useless stuff, check messages, etc.
3) Sing out loud to music as you draw. When you're singing, you don't solely focus on drawing alone, making you less likely to get frustrated, bored, insane, tired, etc. (Don't sing out loud while you're writing or thinking though. It just doesn't work... trust me.)
4) Become a zombie. You feel less emotions and it's easier to focus on your crap. Also, zombies are cool. Everybody loves zombies, right?
5) Drink coffee. It has a magical way of keeping people alive and awake. *cough* caffeine *cough*
FMA OC Guidebook: AlchemyFMA OC Guidebook: Alchemy3 years ago in Writing More Like This
FMA OC Guidebook: Alchemy
So exactly how does alchemy work in fma?
Well.. After analyzing the hell out of almost every instance of its use I could possibly remember and then doing hours more research. (Is it normal for me to have this much of an obsession? Yeah... I don't think soo ANYHOO ) I finally am ready to put together my guidebook result of what I have learned. This is still a work in progress so bear with me (g-d help me make this good)
How Alchemy Works
Ok, the first thing to understand is that alchemy is a science; this is what differentiates it from magic. This is why it's so much of a skill to learn.
What is actually happening when you preform alchemy?
Alchemic acts as stated by the series are consistent of three stages; Analysis, deconstruction, and reconstruction. Let's go over each of these
This is probably the most unclear one of the three. Beyond just the basic knowledge of what it is
Quick Tips to Child DialogueThese are more like observations in no particular order or consequence (and again, don't apply to every character), but should come in handy with bringing your character to life. Best of luck!Quick Tips to Child Dialogue4 years ago in Writing More Like This
The younger the child, the more intimate the dialogue.
Consider the difference between a five-year-old child calling his mother "Mommy" and a teenager using "Ma" or "Mother".
Nicknames are important.
They also indicate a closeness between characters or an affinity for another character.
Important things are given important names.
There is a good reason that the child's favorite stuffed dinosaur is named Mr.Dino.
Young children tend to use their own terms to describe something if they don't know the proper term.
Until the child learns the proper term for a magazine, it's a "floppy picture book."
Save the bigger words and the more intelligent speech for the older child.
Younger children have a limited vocabulary because their experience is limited. Ther