ExposeThere is a pictureExpose2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
stuck to your refrigerator
that explains everything
I could never understand.
The first time I set foot inside of your house
I was drawn to it, analyzing it
like some technicolor rorschach test.
Your eyes are lit
by the blinding glow of the flash,
but your lips
are holding the most honest smile
I've ever seen upon them.
Your hair is dark,
a wavy blur against the background,
dripping down against his face,
against your arm
draped across his shoulders.
As I look back
and reflect on that photograph
I find some details
are beginning to slip away...
Were you wearing a leather jacket,
or was it simply black
and was he smiling
or just looking toward the camera
Everything fades eventually,
and memories are more fragile
than our dreams,
but mine is omitting pieces on purpose.
when I looked into your developed eyes
that I would never fit
inside the borders of that scene,
would never smile like that for me.
There is no time
where we could be caug
beh..how i make flashbeh..how i make flash10 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
All spelling mistakes are copyrighted by meeeee, okay they aren't.. flash by macromedia and all respective companies and websites are named are owned by themselves. Yay. If you look for anything specific, hold control and F, or command and F on a Mac I believe, and look for the keyword there.
So let the headache begin ^^:
How to get Flash:
There are 4 ways:
A)Buy it at macromedia.com, the official way. it's expensive tough.
B)Go to shareware websites, like www.download.com, and get the trial version, so you can try for a month. You probably give up on flash after that time anyway.
C)Finding a bootleg version, which is illegal, so i won't discuss it to save me from trouble
D)finding a person who owns Flash, and can send it to you with msn/aim, but the file is huge mind you. And this is also illegal I think.. O_o;
This tutorial is based for Flash mx, the other versions might have their tools in a diffrent place, so you have to look for them then X__X
Unless you want to make
Creating an Original Character - ApplicationCreating an Original Character - ApplicationCreating an Original Character - Application4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This is the second part of the OC creation/development guide, so if you haven't read the first, it's called "Creating a Well-Balanced OC." In this part we are now going to apply the points I made in the first guide to an actual character, which will be my original character, Marise. This is so that you'll have a better picture of what I mean by the specifics in each point, because usually things are better understood when it's applied to something or an example is given.
Notice that I changed the title, taking out the "well-balanced" part. This is because the evaluation I'm about to make and every little detail I give on Marise Asahina will be objective. This means that I am leaving opinions aside and am allowing YOU all to determine whether you believe this character to be well-developed or not.
An important note to consider is that this is in no way a "defense" I am creating for this OC either. I figured I wouldn't be step
PossibilityCave Johnson was a genius.Possibility3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
No one ever said it but this was one of the immutable facts of Aperture. Without him Aperture would be nothing, he had raised it from the dust, from a seller of shower curtains to the producers of some of the greatest innovations man had ever known. If Cave Johnson was god then these where his miracles, and on his desk lay proof of the greatest miracle of all.
"Are you saying this thing works?"
"Were still trying to find out how, but we think so, yes."
"What do we know?"
"It was reported by a test subject for unusual behaviour. Not firing it's paint slugs during testing and attempting to communicate.
"What does this have to do with project oracle?" Said Cave, cocking his head.
"When we took it in for inspection our scans showed strange syntho-neural activity. Almost all of its synapses were firing constantly, without stimulus, but with no damage to the main frame. When an engineer went to, eherm, manually access the mainframe when apparently the turrets voice
Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.0--Character creation text sheet, created and written by Reaku the crate.--Character Creation text Sheet 1.2.01 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Personal note: I am sick and tired of seeing people without a proper written reference for their characters, so I made this
text file to fill the gap, removing the excuss of not having one. This text file also helps when creating a new character
from scratch, as well as helping to write down and save ideas in an organized fashion.
This text file is open to any modification that is seen fit for whoever may need. I encourage modification and redistribution
of this file. Have fun!
Examples are left within Parentheses, notes are not, Brackets, Braces, and Chevrons are used for name here signs.
Any given entry in the template may be multiplied as many times as needed for a characters design, just proceed every new entry with a number.
Friendly reminder, do not exceed 100 points in the Statistics section, OR think of modifying that part of the template, as it's possibly the most
sanctioned part of the entire template,
Characterisation GuideCREATING ORIGINAL CHARACTERSCharacterisation Guide8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Welcome, one and all, to Sades first original character creation guide! I cant say Im an expert on the topic, but lately Ive noticed that people seem to get too hung up on the mary-sue/gary-stu aspect (for the sake of this guide, Im just going to say mary-sue as the female characters are more common), saying All characters are a mary-sue to some degree. Well, maybe, but in my opinion they either are or are not.
In this guide I will cover how to create and write a well developed character in original fiction however I will make mention to fanfiction, but first let me explain what a mary-sue is for anyone whos unsure
THE DREADED MARY-SUE!!!
A mary-sue is typically a very poorly designed character. They are normally female characters, the male equivalent being a Gary-stu, and usually appear in fanfiction. In my own opinion, it is very difficult to create a mary-sue for original fictio
Fixing Common UTAU ErrorsFixing Common UTAU Errors4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I'm just going to name the ones I can think of off the top of my head...if you come across another one let me know and I'll try to figure out how to fix it c:
Errors With Voice or UST
[!] exclamation points above notes
Unfortunately there's no quick and easy way to get rid of these, but so far this is the fastest way I know of:
1) click on note with [!] above it (it will turn pink if you don't have everything already selected)
2) push ctrl Y on your keyboard
3) past 'pre' and 'ovl' you'll see 3 buttons in a row in Japanese. Click the middle one.
4) hit ok
*This will get rid of that ONE exclamation point on that ONE note...you'll need to do this w/ all notes that have exclamation points.
If that didn't work, do step one and two, but then drag the little red points around on the line until all points are not touching each other or are not vertical of each other. Hit ok~
My Utau Won't Sing
if you highlight notes and hit play but there is
Team Fortress Character GuideA Little IntroductionTeam Fortress Character Guide3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
While this is called the 'Team Fortress Character Guide', a lot of the information contained within can be applied to fan characters with many different origins.
Team Fortress 2. A team-based FPS romp through a crazy little world set in an alternate universe version of the 1960s. With a story told mostly through comics and official timelines, an economy based on hats, accessories and bizarre weapons, and a very blurred line between reality and fiction, the game has many fans and an incredible potential for fan fiction. Where there is potential, there are stories...and unfortunately, when stories are written, Mary Sue tends to rear her speshul snowflake head. Mary waltzes in through the Fortress doors and, like a black hole, she warps the very fabric of time and space around herself to fit her needs. Also like a black hole, it's hard to tell where Mary will show up next. Alright, ladies and gents. Mission begins in ten seconds. Last one alive, lock the door!
Fandom Meme -:HETALIA CRACK YAOI:-Pick 12 characters from a fandom and number them one to twelve, then answer these cracktastic questions...Fandom Meme -:HETALIA CRACK YAOI:-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
9. N. Italy
10. S. Italy
1. Have you ever read a Six/Eleven fic? Do you want to?
Hmmm... a Spain/Japan fic..? *Stupid Grin* I never had but it would seem so damn adorable~ xD I don't think anyone would ever write this xD If I want to read it? .... *laughs like a retarded hyena* ...Yes :I
Spain's eyes glanced towards the Japanese man as his arm tried to reach a book in the top shelf, none would of guessed Spain would be there but he needed a book on how to handle a child southern Italian, thus encountering the petite male, Spain quickly walked over with a small smile and grabbed the book Japan was reaching for and noticed how short he is compared to the spainiard. Japan blushed at the sudden closeness of the smiling male and pushed himself closer to the shelv
Hetalia Crack MEMEHetalia Crack MEME3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Got this from :iconMinto9955:
Now with country accents! Enjoy~
12. Sealand (coz he's kawaii desu!)
1. What would 12 and 1 be like in a relationship?
Japan : Sea-chan~ I made a homemade dinner just for the two of us.
Sealand : What? Not again! I want you to acknowledge me as a country FIRST!
Japan : Bb- But Sea-chan I made it specialr for you! *le sulks*
Sealand : ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!!!
Me : So yeah, Sea-kun doesn't even CARE about relationships as long as he's acknowledged.
2. If 6 and 3 were to have an affair, who would top?
Greece : Prussia dear Can I be On top tonight?
Prussia : Nuh-uh! The Awesome Me ist gonna go high on top! Ve vill have fun tonight!
Greece : As you say But I don't want To do doggie
Me : *le epic nosebleeds*
3. 2 and 10. Totally crack or totally canon?
Sweden : R'mano, F'nlan' ab'ndon' m'. You'r' m' w'
Demigod Character Sheet BasicsDemigod Character Sheet5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Birthday: [Include year.]
Compatibility: [Ex. The Rat is compatible with the Monkey and the Dragon; it is not compatible with the Horse.]
Hair Type: [Here's where you put anything else about your character's hair; Has it been dyed? Is it damaged? How often does he/she dye it?]
Eye Sight: [Does your character wear glasses or contacts? Does your character wear contacts for fashion purposes?]
Tattoos/Piercings/Scars: [For tattoos, we'd like to know: How old your character was when he/she got the tattoo, where he/she got the tattoo (Body wise and location wise), and parent involvement. Same goes for unusual body piercings.]
Clothing Description: [People have more than one outfit, so be general if needed.]
How I workHow I work3 years ago in Settings More Like This
I get quite a lot of comments on how I edit my pictures and do this or that. So I've decided to write a post on it!
I start with an idea. What armor, and maybe a pose.
There are a few ways I do the pose. Generally I don't think up a pose before hand and just mess around. But for a specific pose a few things happen.
On model viewer, bottom of the screen next to animations, is a checkbox "Lock animations". I untick this if I want to change the head direction or model's legs / torso. Keep it checked for a basic pose. But unchecking it brings up two more boxes that control the torso and head based upon what they're doing. So you could have the legs from /run and the torso from attack, and head facing the way from something else.
So get the pose, paste it into paint. If the pose isn't exact, then mess around with the controls, screenshot the arm position you want or whatever, and paste it into paint also, but clearly away from the model.
Then I use the select tool
Character SheetName:Character Sheet4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Don't get too extravagant with this. Description of appearance is one of the most commonly overdone things with OCs. Keep it simple no one will remember a word you say if you describe everything from the shape of his/her nose to the color of his/her toenails. Also, keep this within the realm of the fandom. In a fandom where characters all have naturally colored hair, it would be strange if your character had naturally pink hair.
Do note the weapon depends on the fandom, the age, the time, the place, etc. Your character may also not have weapons, it all depends. If your character does have a weapon, what type of weapon it is depends largely on the fandom. For example, it would be quite bizarre if your Rurouni Kenshin OC used a light saber as a weapon. And it would be a plot-hole
Similar to weapon, the ability of your character depends on the fandom. If the canon characters of the fando
How to Write Poetry and Get it on the Front PageHow to Write Poetry and Get on the Front Page SimultaneouslyHow to Write Poetry and Get it on the Front Page4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Let's say you're canoodling through one of your local drug stores, trying to find something your boyfriend or girlfriend may like. You step on something and pick it up. You realize it's one of those "Get Well" Hallmark Cards. You think it's cute. Really cute. Like -- the brilliance of the card completely ensues you. But you don't have enough money to buy it. What do you do?
You need to write your own carbon-copy. He/she would love it! But you don't know how. It's sad, actually. You haven't read a poem in your English class -- not even all throughout the current ladling years of High School. Plus, the last thing you've read is half of the first Twilight book and really do not have any immediate plans to go back to it. You have a life. You saw the movie.
But you want to write something. So why not? All you need is a few tips and within a few minutes, your poem will be perfect for pixels!
My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
Okay, a l
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt1This is a BIG topic to try and cover, a very major one so please bear with me. Remember that there's so many different sorts of minor characters, it would be impossible to try and cover them all here!Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Minor Characters pt13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome to Part One. This is where the explanations of Minor Character alignments and types are. Part Two's a great big long structure to help you create your own minor character You're welcome.
-What is it?
Well, a minor character is a character other than the Protagonist, or the Antagonist. That's it. They come in three basic flavours: Supporting Characters, Non-Supporting/Antagonistic Characters, and Neutral Characters, and range in importance from so very minor they are only named once, to throwaway characters used as a joke or 'Deus Ex Machina' (where they just appear to save the day), to cameos, to characters crucial to the plot!
They can switch between these three categories, and sometimes are in two categories (ie becoming a traitor, becoming
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Plot PlanningApologies for the delay One has been up to the ears in work lately, plus there's a top-secret project for the group (which is not a story, nor is it art) that I'm feverishly working on...Genre Switch - Writing Guide: Plot Planning3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Alright, here we go! This is a very, very major topic
So, you've got a brilliant story, absolutely nothing like anyone else has done before. You've got the best friggin' characters ever. Your Protagonist is kickass. Your Antagonist is badass. You've got a few Minor Characters on either side, covering a wide variety of personalities and special abilities, and every last one of 'em plays a part. So, go over to the computer/writing pad/desk/dog's back with piece of paper on top, pull out your keyboard/pencil/pen/knife and
Ah, that made you stop typing, didn't it?
Wait It didn't? But it was my best authoritarian voice! I mean, you stopped typing!
Oh, I see. You'll start typing as soon as I start going at you You just wanna know why I want
Hunger Games: OC sheet.Welcome To the Annual Hunger Games! You have been chosen to travel to our magnificent Capital to compete in this exciting tournament! If you win, you'll get to stay in your districts Victors Village and live in the lap of luxury for the rest of your life! If you lose you'll die! There can only be one winner! Fill out the sheet below and read the instructions at the end!Hunger Games: OC sheet.5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Part 1:Skill Points
Choose how many points you want to devote to each skill. You can not go over your point limit. Choose carefully, it could mean the difference between life and death.
(You'll tell us your District latter on)
District 1: Luxury Goods for the Capitol
District 2: Medicine (Also trains Peacemakers, creates nuclear weapons, and mines stone quarries)
District 3: Machinery/Factories (Electronics)
District 4: Fishing District
District 5: Breeding/ Splicing DNA District
District 6: Scientific Research District
District 7: Lumber and Construction (Timber and Paper)
District 8: Weaving/ Clothing making (Textil
The 1-Question Mary Sue TestThe ULTIMATE one-question Mary Sue TestThe 1-Question Mary Sue Test4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
All right, well, here we goA one-question Mary Sue Test. No 100 questions, 1,000 interpretations, very little math. Pretty cool, neh? Well, if you're taking a Mary Sue Test, there's only one question to be asked.
Here it is, the only question you need when wanting to figure out if you're writing a Mary Sue, and how to fix it (probably):
1. Why are you taking something called the Mary Sue Test in the first place?
Here, let me elaborate on that. Why are you here? Let's think about that. If you're just taking this for fun, you guys can either hang out or head out; this is meant in particular to those who were earnestly seeking a test to help make their character better (not that taking something in fun isn't something wrong, just giving you guys a heads up). And if you landed here by random chance, well, hey, you're as welcome as anyone else to stay and read, too.
First things first: Don't worr
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
Pokeumans Spinoff Story Guidelines (Outdated)Inspired by the main story of Brandon the Lucario or one of the many existing spinoffs? Want to make one for yourself, only you don't know where to start? Here's a list of guidelines that I recommend that you follow in order to successfully create a spinoff story of your own that Brandon will accept into the group.Pokeumans Spinoff Story Guidelines (Outdated)4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Setting and Main Character
The story must be set in REAL LIFE, as in, Planet Earth, ideally present day. No faraway Planet Portania, PMD world, Kanto, Johto, Orre, etc. here.
You can either make a character based off of yourself, or a fictional one. If based off yourself, it is highly recommended that you stay true to your real life, including hometown, school, family, etc.
You don't have to reveal your last name if you don't want to. You can be known as (insert your first name here) the (insert Pokémon species here).
It's pretty much your choice as to which Pokémon you turn into, MINUS THE ONES ON
Genre Switch - Writing Guide: AntagonistsLesson Two: AntagonistsGenre Switch - Writing Guide: Antagonists3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
-What is it?
Many assume that "antagonist" is a fancy word for "the biggest, baddest guy" but it isn't. The Antagonist is the Protagonist's worst enemy this is not the same thing! (Fun fact: "Antagonist" has its root in the word "antagonise", which means "to instigate and irritate." )Consider: A Protagonist is attempting to survive in a desert just survive, no Pokextinctionists or anything. What's their enemy? Nature, that's what. If a Protagonist is trying to avoid giving in to the robot implant in their brain from an organization, they're fighting the organization in question, aren't they?
There's a couple of Antagonist Types that I'll need to cover, in that case:
- Characters (Mr. X, Dr. Doom)
-Organizations (The Ministry, Pokextinction, The Covenant)
- Inanimate (Nature, Technology)
I'll go into Characters and Organizations individually in a moment, but let's just look at the things that apply to all three... sort of:
Beginners Guide to RoleplayingIf you type Roleplaying into your wikipedia search bar, it will give you the following result:Beginners Guide to Roleplaying7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. Roleplaying, also known as RP to some, is like being in an improvisational drama or free-form theater, in which the participants are the actors who are playing parts, and the audience.
People use the phrase "role-playing" in at least three distinct ways:
to refer to the playing of roles generally such as in a theater, or educational setting; to refer to a wide range of games including computer role-playing games, play-by-mail games and more;or to refer specifically to role-playing games.The version I'm going to be teaching you is similar to play-by-mail, which already tells you a lot. The easiest way I can describe it is as storywriting, with more than one author. Everyone picks one or more characters to roleplay, meaning your wri