Avatar: The Chakras The Chakras:Avatar: The Chakras4 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
Writing Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for Dummies7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Listen, I know I'm a half-rated author in training. I'm sixteen, what can you expect? But I've read critiques like this, and I decided to make my own, because many tutorials instructed me to give my own advice in order to take it.
This is probably going to be a fairly short tutorial anyways.
Think about how your character speaks. A problem I've actually seen in some young authors' is that they try to sound smart ALL the time--including in their character dialogue. True, some characters such as professors and generally serious people will speak with a certain intelligent ring, but not everyone speaks that way. For example, do you think MOST four year olds use the word concurred? I don't think so. Think about your character, their intellect level, and even how much of it they show through speech, which is a part of characterization. For example, I know people who are very smart who try not to show it through speech because it makes them sound supe
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your WritingTips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing
Know the fundamentals of writing. If you don't know these or need help with them look copy and paste this link into your adress bar http://magicuser5656.deviantart.com/art/Things-Everyone-Should-Know-About-Writing-286645736
Know your audience. You need to be aware of the audience your writing is targeted towards. You'd never catch a zoologist using a children's picture book to learn about zebras!
Have an engaging opening sentence. This is your big chance at getting the reader interested after the title, and possibly a description! Use it well.
Shorter can be better. Shorter paragraphs, shorter sentences. A sentence doesn't have to be a run-on sentence to be considered too long. If your writing becomes too long you may loose the interest of some of your readers. Think short and sweet, but keep in mind short sentences make time fly by. Having longer sentences will slow tim
Writing Tips for Dummies Pt 2Writing Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for Dummies Pt 27 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This is the second part to my Writing Tips for Dummies. I don't expect anyone to listen to it; as before, it mainly serves as a guide for myself.
Description is an important role in any story. The key is to have exactly the correct amount, and to do it in the least obvious way possible.
Do not start your story by describing too much. Perhaps start with dialogue, or an action, or a few words to set the scene. Thrust your reader into what is happening, right away, into what the character is doing and how their story begins.
Never over-describe. Do not use the infamous 'purple prose.' Purple prose is what happens when someone tries too hard to impress the reader with paragraph after paragraph of flowing, poetic description. A tree is a tree; you may describe it as lengthy, morose, decrepit, fresh, or sparse. It doesn't have to be 'agleam with delicate tendrils that dripped across the landscape as if reaching for something.' There is no need for
20 Writing Tips1. Write like crazy. Whether it's by hand or on a computer, just write, write, write, write, WRITE. The more you work at it, the better you'll get at it.20 Writing Tips3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
2. Be flexible. Don't just stick to what you already know. Dare to write something outside your comfort zone.
3. Never throw an idea away. Ideas are like fish: you never know when you'll catch a good one, and if you let it go, you most likely won't get it back. Keep a journal for your ideas and write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly or stupid it may sound.
4. Take your time. Don't expect to write a bestseller in a few months, or even a few years. (I learned this the hard way.)
5. Be prepared for a LOT of rejections and a LOT of criticism. Don't assume you'll hit it off with the first publisher you find, and don't expect everyone to like your book, or to bother reading it at all.
6. Be open to other people's suggestions, but write the story that YOU want.
7. Go easy on yourself. Don't expect your book
Tips for writing bondage storyA few tips for writing a bondage story.Tips for writing bondage story5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Nothing specific; please do not take offense at the language.
First figure out what sort of bondage story you want to write: is it about a couple friends having fun together? Innocent woman kidnapped and bondaged? A couple having a good time in the bedroom? This has a big effect on how you should write it.
Remember that the story is about the person tied up: you may write it from the perspective of the person doing the binding, but the focus should be on the person bound, though you should also put some detail into the binding, and what is used to bind, as Knottysilkscarf writes:
'. . .A lot depends on your audience. I do a lot of fetish stories. . . We deal a lot with scarves and pantyhose, for instance. The scarf people want to know, not only that a scarf is used for a gag, but that it is a floral design with these colors. The term 'scarf' is very generic, just like the terms 'bound' and 'gagged'. I don't know how many times I have seen 'she wa
Story Writing TipsTip #1: Write about what you know. If you're writing a love story in which the main female character is dumped by her boyfriend, think about what you have been through in your own personal experience, and think about how she might react. Does your character have a strong personality? Are they normally quite likeable? Do they have a weak personality, and they let people push them around? Or do they have a personality that is mysterious, and unpredictable? Once you have established a main character, only you, the author, can predict how they will react to a certain problem.Story Writing Tips8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tip #2: When beginning a story, and a chapter, it often helps to start the story/chapter in the middle of an action, because then you immediately grasp the reader's attention.
Tip #3: When writing a summary, you might want to include a very short excerpt from your story. That way, you get the reader intrigued. In a real, published book, the first thing that a person sees is the cover, second the title, and third, the
Ten Commandments of Writing1. Have an original plot.Ten Commandments of Writing5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If every book was the same, we'd get bored with them pretty quick. Variety is what gives that special spice. Try to come up with a story that's entirely your own. If your work is based off another work, however loosely, make sure you use your own style. Don't just repeat what someone else has already written. Nobody likes a copycat, and you could face an unpleasant lawsuit that way.
2. Have a good title.
If you want people to read your book, you'll need a title that will catch their eye. Make it exciting, but keep it brief, too. Don't make your title so long that it wears the reader down. Try to stay within the limit of ten words. If you have trouble inventing a title, go through your story and decide what the main theme is, what it is in that story that really stands out.
3. Make your characters as believable as possible.
The characters are what make the story a story. You learn about them, sympathize with them, and hate them.
Ivy's Smut Writing Tips #2IntroductionIvy's Smut Writing Tips #24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hello Guys, Ivy is back again with her bandslash smut tips!
I did one of these before but now that I look back on it I really don't think that I put much effort into it and I felt that I didn't really explain everything fully. So I'm going to re-write them!
And this time I'm going to give you guys examples and stuff using; Andley.
Obviously I'll still keep the original one I did up, but I hope that this one will be clearer and much more helpful!
Right so in smut there needs to be a background story, I believe that if there's a cute little background story behind it then it makes the smut much more believable. But don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with writing a piece which just involves the characters getting it on, sometimes that can be pretty hot. But as you know me when I write smut I try to involve a background story, it can be as short or as detailed as you wish but I just feel that it makes it better!
Words and Dialogue
Dialogue is quite impo
A Discussion of PacingHave a Seat on My CouchA Discussion of Pacing5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
There's this thing that's been bothering me. This word that crops up in the various writerly circles I frequent which, for the longest time, baffled the snap out of me. In many ways, it still does. I want to talk about it, to eke some advice out of whosoever may read this and share the few things I've learned myself.
It's called pacing, and I swear, there are few aspects of crafting a good story that I find more mystifying.
As near as I can tell, pacing refers to a whole scope of things. It means how often important things happen in your plot, whether you dally over descriptions or race through line after line of dialogue, if you use long sentences/paragraphs/chapters or short ones, and why. It's essential to the art of keeping your readers engaged.
And it's pretty snappin' subjective.
First off, let me lay down the few things I know that I'm reasonably certain of.
Long or Short?
Sentences & Paragraphs
Starting off with s
Fan Romance - A HarryP. ParodyOh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!Fan Romance - A HarryP. Parody6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Caught in a fan romance
Caught in a fan romance
Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah
Want your fan romance
Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah
Want your fan romance
They want your Malfoy
Paired with your Weasley.
They want to see
Draco doin' Ginny
They'll shack up Umbridge
Or Quirrell with Voldemort
We know how that ends.
Give villains love
Give villains love
Give villains love
"Can u rite moar plz?
We wanna see moar plz?
I'm such a fan
of your fan romance."
And though they
never meet in canon
You know there'll be a fan romance.
Just listen to the
rules of the Web:
34 means there'll be fan romance.
Caught in a fan romance
Caught in a fan romance
Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Poetry Self-Edit ChecklistPoetry Self-Edit Checklist5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Poetry Self-Edit Quick Start Guide and Checklist
The idea behind this is to give newer poets a way to better edit their poetry themselves, without having to rely as much on an external editor. It can be frustrating, especially for new poets to request feedback from a friend, or worse, to post a poem, and have all of the responses be about grammatical errors and other details. We write poetry to convey ideas and emotions, and when something is off technically about the poem it distracts the reader. When a reader is distracted enough to notice an error or other problem it means they might spend the time they might otherwise have spent glowing about your poem to post a comment correcting you instead.
After this introduction is over the checklist will be as brief as possible while retaining its utility. The idea is to serve as an organizational tool and a reminder rather than to educate on effective
Lousy Tips for Writing1) Trim your nails. Those little clumps of dead cells and protein are evil. This varies for every person, but as an avid pianist and amateur violinist, it’s always good to keep your most important tools sharp—or in this case—flat. Having long fingernails reduces accuracy and confidence in placing your fingers on the keys. One false move, and it’s a slip! You might even end up with a typo. I have a nasty knack of going back and correcting a misspelled word (when I find one), but that throws me off balance forcing me to restart my writing momentum.Lousy Tips for Writing3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2) Unplug your headphones. Music is evil. Music without words is also evil. Often, I find myself thinking of other things when I listen to music. I tend to stop typing and start daydreaming. Those daydreaming ideas become really distracting towards what I’m supposed to write. It’s like a filter that bars off my intended thoughts. I can’t have that! I have to focus on what I’m really supposed to b
Writing Prompt 101 - CharacterWriting Prompt 101Writing Prompt 101 - Character7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Note: Many people have asked how I come up with my characters so I figured I would share what I do. This is just an outline and know that you dont have to fill out any and all. Its a guideline. Also note, that though you answer these questions not everything should be included or expected in your writing. This is so you can know your characters intimately and how they would react but not everyone else needs to know some things.
Basic Information is key to the first vital step
Name: (normal, foreign, alien etc)
Age: (2 years, 1000, immortal etc)
Gender: (female, male, transvestite etc)
Race: (human, vampire, alien etc)
Profession: (student, doctor, king, mage etc)
Note: These tell you what your character is but it just scratches the surface to character building
Ivy's Smut Writing TipsIvy's Smut Tip'sIvy's Smut Writing Tips4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In this piece of writing I will be explaining to all you lovely lot how I write my band slash sexy scenes. I know what your thinking 'Ewww Ivy but some of your smut is really detailed and I could never do that," Well the secret my dears is practice, once you overcome that wall of saying no I can't put this and that in my writing, people would think I'm sex craved! Once that's over you'll be surprised that you could write them banging each other with baseball bats...not recommended.
So let's start this shit then!
1.Setting the scene
In smut you obviously need a place or area where your two characters can romp to their hearts content. It's no fun if you just place them in a bed is it? That just takes all the imagination away just throwing them in a bed and saying 'Get to it' No my dears we do not do this.
To get you started I'm going to share my favourite little places to put my characters in;
-Tents, Underneath the moonlight with the stars shining in each others eyes as
Proposal APHProposal APH6 years ago in Settings More Like This
It's a lovely sound, really it is. When I stand there by the door, pausing in my work for only a moment... I feel like I've been reborn. I feel that if I just let it all go, I would be able to dance on the wind, over the trees, and into the sweet Oblivion.
So that's where I stood, listening to beautiful Chopin sweep through the door. My eyes closed gently, and I started to hum along. Amazing pictures of valleys and hills were pained before my closed eyes, and I could feel the sun beams and the breeze... I had heard this peace so often, I didn't even realize that the music had stopped. I, instead, continued to picture the most beautiful pictures in my head. Mr. Austria at his piano, playing the keys without a second thought...
"Ah-hem!" I snapped out of my daydream immediately and my eyes snapped up. Warm blue eyes were staring down at me, questionably. "What are you doing, Putzfrau?"
"You should have come in if you wanted to listen. Eavesdropp
Evangelion ReflectionEvangelion Reflection11 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
upon completion of the series alone:
validation. that's the one theme to evangelion. all throughout it's how and what people do to validate themselves. i know the thoughts, i used to hate myself as drew people around me to keep me from thinking that. when you have no love for yourself, you try to gather praise and love from others to fill that gap in your soul. there's always that blackness in the back of your mind that you try to ignore. you think that if you show love to others, as empty as that is, they will return that love and give you a reason to be. without that, you are nothing. without accomplishments you do nothing and no one cares about you. without the love of others there's no reason to live. i know that i love others to get it back. i am worthless, and as a result, i try to do my best at everything to gain respect and feel like i'm needed for something. if i feel like i'm helping someone, that gives me a reason for existence. without taking so much from everyone, i would
Cybernetic AgesDo you believe in the age of steel?Cybernetic Ages10 years ago in Cyber Poetry More Like This
Of metal minds,
And digital passion,
And Hex-code colour vision,
The system it rules,
Death to those with the imagination
How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
sparrowsparrow9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The trees are unsettled, their limbs tossing in the violent tempest -- gauges for Natures wrath or love. The storm plays like a silent film as I sit in the cabin of my car. My old campus gym sits in the distance like a stolid mountain.
The world comes to life in stereo as I step out. Dashing down the side of the parking lot, my umbrella mimics the trees. Trying to avoid the rain, I notice an upturned creature on the wet pavement. I stoop to examine it. Its pale legs stick up like flags of resignation. People must think Im crazy, a university student examining some dead thing. He must be studying taxidermy.
Its a baby sparrow.
Its feathers are maturing over its soft pink underbelly, bunched into a mangy blanket by the rain. Its feet shiver in the wind. Dirt, pine needles, and assorted debris are stuck to its bo
3: 33 questions, 3 answers3: 33 questions, 3 answers11 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU'VE HAD:
THREE THINGS YOU'VE DONE IN THE LAST 33 MINUTES:
THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
THREE THINGS YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
THREE PARTS OF YOUR ORIGINS:
THREE THINGS YOU'RE AFRAID OF:
THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
THREE IMPORTANT OBJECTS:
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS:
THREE WAYS TO BE HAPPY:
THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS AT PRESENT:
THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
THREE THINGS YOU REGRET:
THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
THREE IMPORTANT THINGS YOU'VE GIVING TO THE WORLD:
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in order):
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS YOU LIKE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX:
For The Love of AustriaFor The Love of Austria4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Notes: Ok, to tell you guys what's going on Austria is being forced into marrige(for financial reasons) and Hungary is trying to get to the church before it is too late to stop the wedding. Will she make it.... or not? Look, I know it's short but I lost Internet connection for a bit.
Good music to listen to while reading: "My Immortal" by Evanesence
"Italy, Has Austria left for the wedding yet?" Hungary asked, worrying that she might not be able to stop a wedding that had no romantic purposes at all.
"Yes," Italy replied, scarfing down a bowl of pasta.
"HOW COULD YOU LET HIM LEAVE?!? I told you to make sure he didn't leave!!!"
"Well, he said if I let him go he'd let me have all the pasta I wanted," he said, shivering. Hungary gave him a death stare that peered into his soul. "I'M SORRY, HUNGARY I DIDN'T MEAN TO UPSET YOU I JUST LOVE PASTA!! PLEASE DON'T HURT ME!!!"
"Italy, I'm not going to hurt you," Hungary said, with an appologetic expression on her face. "We have to go stop that wed
Introduction: CharacterFirst lesson about writing: Characters are what makes the story.Introduction: Character5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Think about your favorite story. Ever.
Well, I can't think about mine, so I'll go for "Which French anti-hero do I feel like fangirling for today?" Narrowly beating out the story about the tragic relationship between the bohemian sociopath with the amazing set of pipes and unfortunate skin condition (unless he's being played by Gerard Butler) and a Scandinavian soprano is The Count of Monte Cristo. That novel is, in its unabridged printing, thick enough to bludgeon a walrus with. It starts off pretty fast, but gets slow just as quickly. It's not a book for the short of attention span.
So why do I love that novel? For the titular Count. For the cast of cool main characters. For the One True Pairing of Maximilian Morrel and Valentine de Villefort. For duels and revenge and intrigue and character driven plot and a main character who is (and I am using the technical terminology, borrowed from tvtropes.org) badass enoug