11 Tips for Writing Humor11 Tips for Writing Humorous Fan Fiction11 Tips for Writing Humor8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
These are definitely not rules just guidelines! In case you come up with a humorous fanfic and maybe need some ideas
1. Be Unexpected. This is the basic concept for humor, I think. Something so unexpected happens, that your audiences first reaction is to laugh. This task is sometimes a bit harder to carry out in writing than it is visually, but it can still be done! Try come up with an action or punchline you think few people will see coming, that no one will suspect. Then youll get them. Just avoid turning to tired old clichés, and come up with your own material and jokes to continue with what you have written!
2. But Not Random. To be funny, the joke has to make sense within the context of the story. If you just pull a random object you think will be funny and insert it into the story to try
From the heartRoses are red,voliets are blueFrom the heart4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never been any happier then
how happy you made me when we
were together but when you
said that you needed sometime
it hurt I know why but I
couldn't help it
when I cried I only did it because
we might not be together no more
I would feel what you feel but I
would enjoy life and try to be a
normal teenager and move on
use your head think about it put
yourself in his shoes try to
imagine what he must be feeling
right now looking down at you
at his son who he loves and wants
to be happy
just try for me at least
I am saying this for your own
good cause I want you to be happy
as well just that he wants you happy
more and he probably wants you to
I miss the smile you had on face and
I want to see it again and that is one
reason why I am saying what I am saying
Lady Kindle's Tips for Good WritingI’d like to start this whole thing off by stating that I read A LOT. And in all of my extensive reading, I find it almost hilarious how many writers tend to make the SAME mistakes in their stories. These mistakes have NOTHING to do with writing styles, which vary from writer to writer as per their influences and use of descriptive language. For the most part, anyone who’s paid attention in an English (or writing) class has the basic potential to draft something that is not too crappy. The PROBLEMS occur when writers can’t be PATIENT with their own work. Writing is a process, like anything else, but it can suffer from the writer from either not putting down EVERYTHING they're thinking or putting TOO MUCH thought into it. So here are some basic tips on how to “not suck” or become one of the millions of online stories that the writing community constantly complains about.Lady Kindle's Tips for Good Writing5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS
When writing a LONG story (chapter stories), it is BEYO
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
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
ASKtheARTIST InterviewASKtheARTIST Interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with algenpfleger
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *algenpfleger, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, algenpfleger.
*quietly sits down and sips on a mysterious beverage
WAIT ARE WE DOING THIS OR WHAT
*Vellez asks "What is your creative process? Do you just research and then begin drawing when you get an assignment, or do you mull it over a bit?"
Hmm it usually starts with me getting the assignment since I spend my freetime drawing other things mostly (these days at least). As soon as I know what the client wants, I leave it alone for a couple of days and wait for ideas to sprout in my head. The rest is just craftsmanship, you know, drawing the stuff and everything. The real work is done as soon as I put down the thumbnail sketch.
~smarff asks "How saturated do you think the illustra
How to make a basic wolf quadHow to make a basic wolf quad5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
THE BACILLARY TUTORIAL ON A QUAD SUIT... (very basic)
to make the whole body look realistic and accurate you will need the use of padding
look at the back legs... they have a back bend in them this is easily achieved by adding knee and thigh padding on the front of your leg and a triangle on the back to create the back bend,
with the head you need an extended neck, wolves have long necks so to achieve this effect you can use the bike helmet method were you stick foam on a bike helmet, view out mouth.
for the stilts use pvc pieing (guttering) with wooden handles, make them long enough so your back is strait and your legs are strait, or bent to a comfortable position.
with foam paws.
if there going to be floppy joint all you have to do is ad a door hinge at the ankle of
Give Life to the BackgroundsGive Life to the Backgrounds11 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"Give background personality, give it life."
Think about WHY in the world do you draw backgrounds?
Are you thinking you need to do better in drawing backgrounds because your art needs it to look better?
How do you treat backgrounds in your work? What is actually "backgrounds" to you??
Background by defination in art simply means, the picture plain in the back of the main subject.
So background can be "white" or "blank" that's still background in considering of the art elements.
But what "background" means to most of us, is "scenery" and "enviromental" drawing/painting behind the main "character" or "subject" on the picture.
There is a thing about the background's relationship and the characters (The main subject)....
when we are making a single image, don't we need to make sure the viewer see the "focal" point of the image which is the most interesting part?
Sometimes the background itself can be point blank, to help the focal point to stand out and retreat, that's still
100 Themes of the Bible100 Themes of The Bible100 Themes of the Bible6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
5. Pray (er)(ing)
11. The narrow path
12. The wide path
15. Plague (s)
17. Ancient of Days
18. Holy Spirit
19. In the Beginning
20. After Death
22. The Son
23. The Father
28. Parting the Sea
29. The Cross
30. The Resurrection
33. Ark of the Covenant
34. Noah's Ark
36. Miracle (s)
38. Power of the Tongue
39. Pharisee (s)
43. Gifts of the Spirit
44. Fruit of the Spirit
45. Armor of God
46. Mansion (s)
49. Everlasting Life
50. Reward (s)
53. Blind and Deaf
54. Temple/ Body
55. Bread and Wine
58. Seen and Unseen
61. Tower of Babel
62. Laying of Hands
66. Ten Commandments
Profile TemplateProfile for:Profile Template5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
>possesions, make-up, jewelry, etc.
>least favorite food
>most prized possesion (important or emotional value)
>vernacular (way of speaking)
>social and other pressure, problems
>relationships (with who and what kind)
>beliefs, superstition, moral value
It Ends With BloodshedSummary: This is how it goes.It Ends With Bloodshed5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Warning: slash (very light) and character death. Bruce/Wally, obviously.
Note: a little vague and strange and angsty and Richard Siken inspired and all that.
Thanks to: xRae_Asakurax for the BETAwesomeness!
Wordcount: ca. 2000
It Ends With Bloodshed.
This is how it goes.
You are sitting at a table and across from you is a beautiful boy. His hair is red and his eyes are green and his lips are perfect and pink, wrapped around a spoonful of pineapple flavoured pudding, all the same curled up in a slight smile.
You comment on how disgusting that flavour is and he laughs and says, I shall prove you wrong.
The beautiful boy takes another spoonful and turns it into your direction. Smiles. Says, care for a bite, Mr. Wayne?
There are eyes directed at you, because you are probably in a public place. You can't quite remember. You can't qu
Rants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OCRants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OC4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Well, I figured that since Spongebob- Proof Of Spandy was so popular that I would do something that's different but also the same. I've written a little mini rant/opinions on an issue that isn't nearly as annoying as it used to be but it's still suck around for a quite a while everywhere I've been (Ex. DevArt, Fanfiction Net, LiveJournal). So, hope you can all enjoy and leave whatever comments you feel necessary. I would love to hear your opinions.
First I shall address Mary-Sues. Here's the five bad points of a Mary-Sue:
The name is only a slight problem. As in, it's not really one to be too concerned about but it is something that could give a good character a bad image. A name such as 'Melony Butterfly Lily DeeDee Silver Jay Hannah Rose, Melony Rose for short' is not going to give anyone a pretty image of your character and people will get tired just by trying to sa
KaomojiKaomoji6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Multiple Line Kaomoji:
（ﾟ､ ｡ ７
( )_( )
Single Line Kaomoji:
( =^)☆(^o^) [Kiss]
´o` [*Why Not??]
(ﾟД ﾟ ) [Shock]
Guide To RoleplayTo Be a Good RoleplayerGuide To Roleplay6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I wrote this guide because I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. I want to do everything by the book-but sometimes, there is no book to go by. It was a day in the middle of my Winter Break when I decided that I should look for a guide to role-playing; I only found one and it didn't elaborate enough for my tastes.
By no means is this a set of strict rules or even a standard, but this is what I look for in roleplay partners and what almost all of the people that I roleplay with universally appreciate. If you don't like this, I'm not forcing you to read it.
Ia. Roleplay Terms
If you're new to roleplaying, you may not know all of the terms involved. I sure know that I didn't! These are some of the most commonly used ones.
O.O.C./Out of Character: Out of character is something that the person writing the post, not the character, is saying.
Power Playing: Excercising control outside of your respective amount, like controlling other
100 themes.01. Fear100 themes.5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
18. Two Roads
19. Breaking the Rules
21. I. Can't.
30. Can You Hear Me?
34. Breaking Point
35. Don't Go
38. Black and White
39. Six Feet Underground
42. This is home.
46. Lock and Key
48. The old days
50. Thank you
54. Skeletons in the Closet
57. Open Heart
58. By your side.
63. Pet Peeve
How to make Muffin-Tin PiesHow to make Muffin-Tin Pies3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This is a really fun recipe I use for the Holidays and parties! ^-^
The steps listed below will make approximately one/one-and-a-half batches of twelve mini mixed-berry pies. Just use a regular muffin tin, and you can use paper muffin cups if you like, but if you don't I recommend spraying the ENTIRE muffin tin (not just the cups) before putting in the dough to help them come out easier.
The Oven will need to be pre-heated to 350 degrees before the pies can go in the oven.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup shortening (I generally use Crisco)
3/4 cup butter (chilled)
6 Tablespoons of ice water
Making the dough:
1.) Cut up butter into medium-sized cubes and return it to the refrigerator for later use.
2.) Cut up the shortening and drop in chunks into a bowl of ice water.
3.) In a separate bowl (large), combine flour, sugar and salt and then mix well.
3.) After they are chilled, remove the shortening from ice water, the but
Names:PopularName MeaningNames:Popular8 years ago in Settings More Like This
Abner Father of light
Achilles Ascendant Hero
Adrian Dark, Rich, Noble, From Adria
Aeolus Ruler of the winds
Flash Button TutorialFlash Button Tutorial5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
here's my explanation, key words are in bold and surperflous information is in teletype, sidenotes are in italics
first and formost...
I CAN NOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT YOU MAKE SURE IT IS USING FLASH ACTION SCRIPT 2.0 (if you already made your movie in another action script like 3.0, don't worry, you can change it in the settings option in the proporties panle)
you have to draw a button like you would drawing any other object (draw it in a new layer on your last frame) you can put it a frame after your animation or on the last frame of your animation depending on weather you want the screen blank while the viewer decides if they want to click that buton and watch it again...
Next select the whole thing and convert it into a button the same way you would convert any art into a symbol. (right click > convert to symbol > select Button from the list of radio buttons)
Double click on your new button
your timeline should
7 Tips for Writing in the Supernatural Genre7 Tips for Writing in the Supernatural Genre7 Tips for Writing in the Supernatural Genre6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 1 “Genres” – Section 4 “Supernatural”
With Links to Supplementary Material
A relative newcomer to the list of genres (and widely popularized by the show of the same name), the Supernatural genre is a sort of urban fantasy that involves such factors as subtle magic, monsters, the occult, demons, ghosts, and even God and the Devil. Unlike Fantasy, it is not very limited by time-period, and has a much darker feel. It also often involves the use of the sciences—as it takes place largely in the modern era. Today, I'm going to give you some tips for crafting a story in this genre.
Tip 1: Craft the
Design a country work sheetDesign a country work sheet5 years ago in Settings More Like This
For those people who needs to design their own world.
This is a form I will use from now on to help me design it faster and more complete.
original from: droemar's journal
Edited by mayshing 2010
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
calender measure (time table): (Does their calender go by the moon, or sun? Or other planets?)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not they're native.
Physical: (The ethnic description of your race: skin color, hair color, builds, dress)
Preference to fashion and beauty:
Weather patterns: (Tropical? Stormy? Cold? Earthquakes? Climate in general?)
-how the weather influence inhabitants behavior, travel
Major river and lakes?
Any construction a
An Interactive Fic: THE FINAL /Ch.1AAn Interactive Fic: THE FINAL /Ch.1A3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
An interactive Walking Dead experience.
Rated T. Warning: May contain explicit language.
Pairings: Felix & Marzia, May be hints of slash.
Ruthless and invincible - These heroes we know as the Let's Players will stop at nothing to win their game. But what happens when they're put in the game itself? Take away their immortality... Will they still be able to win?
Inspired by the Walking Dead game, this fan fiction will be an interactive experience. You as the audience choose what to say in the comments below, and from the most voted comment, the 'game' will progress from there. The player's fate rests on your decision, and every move will affect how the story is made.
Chapter 1, A: Meet Me
She sat cowering against the foot of the bed, delicate face evident with effort to keep herself presentable even in given situations. Bright and once carefree, dark eyes hid itself away in the darkness of the hotel room. The night had began to fall, dusk light s
How to start doin commissionsHow to start doin commissions9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv