Weight Loss Tips and TricksWeight Loss Tips and Tricks6 years ago in Other More Like This
The secret to weight loss is to burn off more than you take in.
It sounds easy but it's easy to forget!
Here are a few simple diet tips to keep in mind.
1. Stop eating four hours before you intend to sleep. For example if you will go to sleep at 10pm, finish your evening meal at 6pm. This allows for proper digestion.
2. If you are an over eater choose the same foods every day. The monotony will soon bore you and you will find yourself eating less.
3. Eat slowly! Count to 30 while you chew each bite.
4. Drink a large glass of water before every meal. Sometimes when you feel hungry you are actually thirsty.
5. If you don't know the nutritional information for a certain food or dish, do not eat it!
6. Crunchy vegetables make great snacks; the crunchiness makes you feel fuller. Try celery and carrot sticks.
7. If you feel like you might snack, try a cup of flavoured tea instead. The calorie count is practically zero but the fruity flavours are sweet and filling.
8. Only eat when hungry not
An Introduction to Mary SuesI. What is a Mary Sue?An Introduction to Mary Sues2 years ago in Writing More Like This
A Mary Sue is a common term that can be seen and found in any fandom. I find that a Mary Sue is usually an OC, or original character. However, there are several cases where the Mary Sue is a canon character, a character from the actual series the fandom is centered around. A Mary Sue is, simply put, a perfect, unrealistic, idealized character with too little negative flaws that can be exploitable or cause any misfortune to said character.
If your character is accused of being a Mary Sue, don't fret yet. Take a moment to analyze your character. I will type about how to identify and a step-by-step manuel about how to perform a Mary Sue Surgery. Let's first start with what kinds of Mary Sues there are before deeming if the OC you have is a Mary Sue.
II. Common Mary Sue Types
There are several types of Mary-Sues. If I try to list all of them here, this wouldn't really be an introduction to M
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)1 year ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
10Q Writers' Tutorial: HeroTen Easy Questions to Fix Your Fantasy Hero10Q Writers' Tutorial: Hero5 years ago in Writing More Like This
(may also work for sci-fi)
Fantasy is all about heroes. Dashing knights in shining armour. Swashbuckling pirates in baggy trousers. And sultry princesses in not-a-lot-really.
No story can last longer than the opening few paragraphs without characters, and no character in the history of story-telling has ever been as awesome as yours. They've got it all: good looks, witty words, deadly swordsmanship, wizz-bang magic, and a backstory of almost poetic tragedy. What they don't have is any rabid fans.
Why? How could your readers possibly miss the ass-kicking/heart-breaking/swoon-inducing nature of your character's mad-skills/emotional-depth/pant-wetting-charm?
Well, they might well be idiots. Or you might want to take a look at this concise (ha!) Ten Question Tutorial.
It's worth a shot? Isn't it?
This tutorial will focus almost exclusively on the main protagonist.