An extension of How not to Write Love Interests“Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” - C.S LewisAn extension of How not to Write Love Interests6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This quote is about faith not love, but you can see how the same logic applies. If faith is not merely to "feel" as if you believe something, why should love be merely to "feel" that you like something?
In the end, faith is remembering you have reason to believe, and love is a choice about how you treat someone. Feelings are irrelevant. They are passing. They are constantly changing, and that's natural. They can indeed play a role in our decisions about relationships, but are a fickle factor to base an entire decision off of. It's like building a house on the sand. We're human beings with intelligence, and there is no such thing as a feeling so powerful we HAVE to act on it-that is fantasy.
What about circumstances? What about age? Can it ever be simply a waste of time?
On my last deviation, people arg
KHR Exploration (Chapter 5: Home)Katekyo Hitman Reborn ExplorationKHR Exploration (Chapter 5: Home)8 months ago in Romance More Like This
Tsuna x Reader
Chapter 5: Home
..The place where we find ourselves whole again...
There were two people standing in front of you covered in shadows. You wondered who they were and what they were doing here. But where was here? You couldn’t recognize anything at all. It was so strange……
“W-Who are you?” you asked. But the two people did not move they just stood there in silence. But you were not afraid, because somehow you knew that they were not a danger to you, until a large shadow cast over the two.
Now becoming slightly frightened you panicked “W-What’s going on?”
You heard nothing, saw nothing but something bothered you about the shape of the larger shadow casting over everything, it was if you recognized it from somewhere….
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Went the alarm clock as you sat up rubbing your head. *W-Where? O-Oh… that’s right I’m at Tsuna’s house now
How To Write A First Chapter We all know the importance of the first chapter. Of the first line. This is what draws your readers in, and even if they're going to fall off a 900 meter cliff you need to make sure they do not drop the book! Or in this case, computer, or even phone. What I do is I read the first paragraph of the piece, and skim along the pages. If it's boring? I put it down and move on. I bet literary agents are doing the same thing. If the first pages are good, (or in this case, first "part" or even chapter) then your reader will assume the rest of the story is good. But if they aren't, who's to say the rest of the story won't be the same way?How To Write A First Chapter1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In the first paragraph, do not have an "info dump"!!!! Just pilling all these back-stories and info straight from the beginning will bore your reader. Even if your character is living in some magical enchanting place where they can only do this and that and so on, do not tell them straight from the beginni
KHR X Reader Chapter 1-READER'S POV-KHR X Reader Chapter 18 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
I dust off my skirt and give myself a once over in the full length mirror. My (h/l) (h/c) hair was brushed and smoothed out. The new school uniform was perfect if I do say so myself. I look to the clock and my eyes widen.
"Crap! I'm going to be late!"
I grab my school bag and run out the door. I had eaten breakfast and everything. I had just gotten so caught up with making sure my uniform was perfect I lost track of time. I rush to school after locking the door to my apartment. Running down the street I wish I had Jager with me. He would be able to get me there in a second but this is something I wanted to do. I wanted to see what it was like to live as a normal girl for a day. I'm a mafioso girl and always will be. To be honest I would never want to get out of here. It's fun but I just wonder what it's like to be a normal girl.
Well then again a normal girl wouldn't have hidden chains on her that she could easily use as a weapon or a phone to contact th
Tutoring (KHR Gokudera x Reader) Part 1(Name) sighed as she shuffled out of the classroom. Thoughts circling her already confused mind.Tutoring (KHR Gokudera x Reader) Part 14 months ago in Romance More Like This
'Another F?' she thought to herself. 'I can't believe I'm gonna fail this stupid class. I shouldn't have taken it in the first place.'
She trudged through the hallways of the school, giving off an angry and almost dangerous aura. She knew she had the lowest grade in the class, and mentally scolded herself because of it. 'All because I didn't study. I can't believe it.'
(Name) remained entranced in her thoughts until she reached her three friends, Sawada Tsunayoshi, Gokudera Hayato, and Yamamoto Takeshi.
"Hey, (Name)," Tsuna said. (Name) nodded a little, signaling that she had acknowledged him.
"What's wrong with you, woman?" Gokudera added in. "You're not jumping around or being obnoxious today. You sick or something?"
"You seem a little pale, did you get another F?" Yamamoto asked.
'Shit! Am I that easy to read?' (Name) thought. 'How could he possibly know?!'
How to Judge a Book by its CoverWhen it comes to the "literature" from the Young Adult section at the library, I think it's gotten to the point that you can indeed judge a book by its cover.How to Judge a Book by its Cover6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Just because something is a book, does not mean that it doesn't make you stupid. Sometimes books can be brain-rotting, even more so than a good old, wholesome cartoon, if I may be so bold.
Today I will show you a guide about how to judge a book by its cover; that way you can conveniently know what books to avoid and which you decide are tolerable.
WARNING!!!!!!!! DO NOT CONFUSE THESE FOR GOOD BOOKS THAT HAVE SOME OF THE SAME TRAITS.
Okay, carry on:
Charlie Jackson is a teenage boy who is off to save the world from an evil foe. He and his best friend: Conveniently-Loyal-Steve, the girl he secretly admires for some unknown reason even though she's a huge jerk: Girls-Have-To-Be-Perfect-And-Tough-Or-Else-It's-Sexist-Jane, set off as an "unlikely" trio on a cliche adventure peppered with mostly sarca
Shoujo Anime ClichesAs an otaku, it may seem strange that I'm writing a rant on Shoujo Anime cliches. But, I am. Why? Because I recognize the fact that even that which I love, isn't perfect.Shoujo Anime Cliches4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'll stop being all poetic. Rant time!
Cliche #1: The henshins. Not to be confused with hentai. Hecks, no. *shiver* Henshins are those sparkly transformations, where the heroine thrusts some trinket in the air, yells something she thinks is profound, and twirls around in a flurry of sparkles as the magic strips her nekked and then her clothes materialize on her body, one piece at a time. That's not ceepy. At all. Especially since a lot of shoujo is animated by grown men. */endsarcasm* Another annoying thing about these things is the fact that they take for freaking EVER. Especially group transformations. Just once I'd love to see an anime in which all 10 "SPARKLEH KAWAII DEFENDERS!!!!one1!!!!" transform in one big, sparkly henshin of sissiness, and when the henshin ends, WHOOPS! The world has L
Free X Reader The Mermaid ProlougFree X Reader The Mermaid Proloug4 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
"...Where're going on a vacation, where're going on a vacation..." Yep Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, Rei Ryūgazaki and Rin Matsuoka were all going to the beach for their summer vacation; It will be different staying at home in a bathtub all day.
"Will you cut it out all ready Nagisa?" Haruka mumbled looking out of the window at the bright summer sun. "Awww come on today will be fun. We're going to be in a place with lots and lots of water," "Nagisa is right. You need to loosen up more," Makoto agreed with the cheery smile on his face.
"We're here," Nagisa cheered as the group saw the beautiful crystal sea. When the car came to a Holt Nagisa quickly got out of the car and went on to the hot burning sand "Aaaah hothothothothothot," Nagisa cried putting his shoes back on. Haruka sighed as he got out of the car and Rei put a hand on his shoulder "you will be fine Want's you are in the water." Rei then walked away to help with the towels and equipme
Natsu X Reader |Saving my Heart| PART 1Natsu X Reader |Saving my Heart| PART 13 months ago in Romance More Like This
I reached around in my pockets until I pulled out a pack of gum. Unwrapping a piece, I popped it into my mouth and quickly shoved my hand into my pockets again before the cold air could get to them. Although I'm a ice and water Dragon Slayer, I've still never quite gotten used to the cold winters in Fiore. Pulling my scarf closer around my neck, I trudged toward the guild. There was nothing I didn't love about Fairy Tail. I'm one the newest members, but for the two years I've been here I've loved it so much. It was a big change from the dark guild I used to belong to. I never wanted to be there, I just ended up there. On July 7, X777, my dragon, my mother vanished. I was just a little girl back then, but I had learned a lot and had become pretty powerful. About a month later I had stumbled into Ghoul Spirit. I lived there and with those people for so long, they became family. Sure I hated the work I was having to do, but when Fairy Tail dissolved my guild it also broke my
The Unattractive Girl Tsuna x reader Chapter 11The Unattractive Girl Tsuna x reader Chapter 115 months ago in Romance More Like This
A/N: HELLO~ I'm sorry for the long wait of this chapter... my brain is not giving me inspiration like it used to..
But I'm here with an update even though it's small... it's still an update right? right? ah.. i know i will try to make the next one longer! but enjoy!!
After the (H/C) haired girl came back home from the trip, she pretended that nothing happened and that she couldn't open the box
with the sword in front of her parents and younger brother. Which made them sigh with relief,after going back to school regularly
and explaining to Hibari where she's been, also getting bitten to death the (H/C) haired swore that the only person that
will ever be with the male is a masochist. (Name) shuddered has she sat in class looking out the window not paying
attention to her teacher.
Alessia looked at her from the corner of her eye, she was a bit concerned she heard what had happened on the trip. Ever since then (Name) has bee
Reader x Matsuoka Rin: Complicated Love Chapter 1Reader x Matsuoka Rin: Complicated Love Chapter 11 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Author's Note: This is my first fanfiction. This chapter is not very exciting, but the next ones will be. And I'm sorry for my bad English.
f/n = first name
l/n = last name
h/c = hair color
e/c = eye color
f/c = favourite color
I'm on my way to Samezuka Swim Academy to meet my childhood friend and former kohai at my old middle school, Nitori Ai. He's a very good friend of mine, but sometimes I think he's too kind. In middle school I had to protect him of some beaters. I know it's creepy, when the girl protects the boy, but I'm one year older and more confident than Ai.
I also thaught him to swim and how to swim fast to participate in competitions. Since middle school I won all competitions I could participate in. That's why I think I'm a very good swimmer.
Ai always cheered me up and said he wants to become a swimmer like me. I'm very proud that he's in a swim academy. I want to visit a swim academy too, but the only one for girls is on the other side of Japan and I don't want to leave
TsunaxreaderTsunaTsunaxreader2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You just moved from Italy because Reborn had "requested" your appearance. You were the only one besides the Vindice that has the night flame. You didn't know how you got it since your parents had sky flames but anyways the Vindice personally trained you. Sometimes you had these weird visions of something big.
The first time you met with the 10th you thought that he was too kind and scared. That all changed when you saw him fight. He was strong and fearless...well when he was in his hyper dying will mode.
You were quite fearless too. You weren't afraid of anything...well except for one thing. Storms. You hated storms. Storms made you want to huddle up in the lonely corner and cry until it's over.
Reborn insisted that you stay at Tsuna's house. At first you thought you were imposing but then you saw how friendly Tsuna's mom was.
You observed Tsuna over the past few months. You found out that he has a secret (well not so secret now) crush on Kyoko, he likes to scream a lot, and appa
How Not to Write Love InterestsUPDATE: READ THE NEW EXTENSION TO THIS POST. LINK IN DESCRIPTION!How Not to Write Love Interests8 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Despite the few who haven't caught on yet and still believe that "kids hate reading," we all know that these days, reading is popular.
"I'm just like Belle from Beauty in the Beast, because I love books," teenage girls are saying, while teens of both genders are sitting down to enjoy things like Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Eragon, Lord of the Rings and other more obscure titles.
This is just what we've been hoping for, isn't it? Kids and teens finally taking an interest in literature. It has finally become cool. They're thinking of themselves as rebels or nerds or hipsters, all of which are just new versions of the word cool.
Ah, finally people are spending their time having actual constructive hobbies.
...Or are they?
Here I am going to explore just how this isn't necessarily true; how sometimes your time can be better spent playing a good, mind-building video game or watching a wholesome, creative
Madoka Magica - Witch IdeasMadoka Magica - Witch Ideas3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Reaper Witch, with a heartless nature. This Witch sees no concern for humans, taking the souls of any human she sees fit. However, instead of eating these souls, she stores them safely in her Barrier among many others, as she sees this as saving them from physical pain.
The Valkyrie Witch, with a selfish nature. She will protect anything and anyone that she considers to be hers. Those who harm them will suffer a horrible revenge. Anyone who does not desire her protection will have their minds taken away.
The Butterfly Witch, with a lonely nature. She desires to have company. She absorbs others into herself so that she won't be alone. However, she will endlessly seek more companions. She desires the companionship of other witches the most.
The Toad Witch. Her nature is laziness. She is a Witch that avoids working, preferring to lay on the lily pad in her Barrier and watch as the sky chan
The Problems With Stories Written by TeenagersDon't be offended at the title. "Teenagers" is just my way of saying "people who write unprofessional/shallow stories." Not all teenagers write shallow stories, it just sounds catchier.... Anyway.The Problems With Stories Written by Teenagers1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The first thing I want to make clear is: I'm not talking about anything mechanical in this deviation. Grammar/spelling is important (obviously), but that point has been beaten to death by people on the internet already. My purpose, as always, is to talk about the stories themselves, regardless of the way they are communicated. Whether it be through written word or on-the-spot narration, I believe there are certain tricks to telling good stories. Not rules, mind you. Tricks.
I don't believe that telling good stories is about what you "should" do, rather than what you shouldn't. Example: people generally hate Mary Sues, right? Well, sometimes I notice things that are "like" Mary Sues, in the sense that they're equally as shallow/unprofessional ways of telling stories. The purpose of this deviat
KHR Seven Minutes in Heaven IntroKHR Seven Minutes in Heaven Intro1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You stood at the grand entrance of the mansion which had been kindly (and reluctantly) donated by the Varia, to be used for this evening. You hadn’t known much about what was taking place this evening until yesterday, when Tsuna had handed you the invitation quickly and asking to you to attend, before running off. The night air was warm, since it was the middle of summer, and you didn’t mind waiting as you got to admire the lanterns that dotted the gardens that surrounded the entire estate.
The grand doors opened, and you were welcomed by a masked Mukuro, who looked extremely handsome in his purple and silver suit with the embroidery on the cuff that you noticed when he brought you inside. You gave him a warm hug, and Mukuro, who seemed pleasantly surprised by this, whispered a compliment in your ear. You blushed.
Mukuro left your side to attend to other matters, giving you a chance to enter the main hall where everyone was dancing. You peeked inside from behind the door: m
Zoro x reader (Jealousy) You sat on the deck of the Thousand Sunny. The sunlight pured on the ship and all the poeple doing their busness on it.. Luffy and Ussop were fooling around with Chopper and his medical supplies, Sanji was trying to make us girls some island smoothies, and Franky was probably making an invention, or something to impress Robin. Everyone else was doing their normal. Nami and Robin were sunbathing, and Zoro sat on the opposite end of the deck of you sleeping. His one scarred eye seemed normal when he slept. His three swords stuck to his side, even when he was unconsious.Man isn't he a crowd. Enough to make the most stubborn girl like you crazy. (e/c) eyes glared at his sleeping figure with delight and mystery. It would be a lie to say that you never enjoyed staring at him, unconsious or awake that is.Zoro x reader (Jealousy)9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
You stood up and looked at the cloudless sky. The (FAVORITE COLOR) bikini tropical top went well with the same color swimsh
Model Lover pt. 1The skies of London were clear and sunny for a winter day. Sun glinted off the melting snow and ice, causing the city to be filled with dancing rainbows. People hurried around, happy to enjoy the sunshine, but wanting to get out of the bitter cold. Couples huddled together as they walked hand in hand through the town; children ran from their parents, laughing and screaming with delight. Smells of fires and the market filled the air. Vendors called out to the wandering townsfolk, trying to sell their wares. It was a day out no one would want to miss. And the crowded streets showed it. Cars honked at the floods of pedestrians that paid no mind to the oncoming traffic. The sounds of skateboards and bikes could be heard running over the cobblestone sidewalks. In the parks, sounds of dogs barking rang through the air as they chased balls, Frisbees, their owners and, of course, each other. London was indeed busy and alive. No one wanted to miss a day like this.Model Lover pt. 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
An orphanage near a park certa
Mephin: Should I continue? Warning: If you don't like yaoi, PLEASE DON'T READ IT!! WHY THE HELL ARE YOU READING IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE YAOI!? even more WHY ARE YOU COMMENTING!! some people enjoy this stuff... SO LET THEM ENJOY IT!!...Mephin: Should I continue?3 years ago in Romance More Like This
also... for those of you who do enjoy this, should I continue? I was thinking about throwing Amaimon into it, and if I were to continue, it'd probably become a lot more hardcore XD just saying... cause it's me... yeah... so ENJOY <3
True Cross Academy... It was a place Rin never even dreamed he'd be
close to in his life, let alone attend it. To his luck, a certain
vibrantly pink man gave him this wondrous opportunity. Rin wasn't sure
he could thank him enough... Something about that man... Mephisto...
Even when Rin said his name, it had a certain tone to it...
Mysterious, dangerous, intriguing even... He couldn't help but think
about how foreignly lovely it sounded... He thought of the the grin
Rants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OCRants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OC3 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
Vampire Bite...Complete silence surrounds usVampire Bite...7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
He locked his gaze onto mine
Such brilliance his eyes held within them
I felt like I was slipping into a dream,
Never wanting to wake up
Sweet ecstasy filled me
Every bone begged for him
My every muscle prepared for his intrusion
My mind is screaming for him to take me
Never to let me go
I pulled him closer
He lowered his lips to my neck
His warm breathe against it
My spine tingled with anticipation
Every moment felt like an eternity
Awaiting for the moment he would enter
Staring into his magnificent features
I felt a sharp sensation on my neck
It barely pricked
The ecstasy I had begged for filled me
I felt myself growing weaker and weaker
Yet I never wanted it to end
My body finally caved under the pressure
He released me gently
I fell to the bed unconscious
I will never forget the way it felt
The way it felt to be kissed by a vampire
A PoemA Poem10 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I just want to tear it out of me
crying just isn't enough anymore
I wish we could both just understand
everyday I just want more
its hard to beleive this is happening
I wish I could handle how your acting now
why do they all hate me suddenly
I want you back but i'm not allowed
I wish this pain would go away
I wish my feelings would dissapear
you know that I try to understand
everything builds up on my fear
I wasn't ready for losing you
maybe you just wanted something more
and you werent ready for talking to me
I don't understand what you left me for
you used tell me how much you loved me
you said you'd never leave me in cold
but now that you've broken everythinh
I have to deal with all that i'm told
you wouldn't give me for anything
but what would you give to throw me away
Broken HeartBroken Heart6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you cant replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Those are the confessions of a broken heart
Times you hear invisible violins and harps
Times when you try to figure out how ended when it felt like it didnt even start
Times when you think you might just fall apart
Those are the confessions of a broken heart
When crying is the only thing you know
And when your feelings are your biggest foe
When you feel at your lowest low
Those are the confessions of a broken heart
Times you wanna run with a reckless emotion
Times you wanna feel love as big as the ocean
Times when you realize the pain is now in motion
Those are the confessions of a broken heart
You finally realize that youre in love
And You realize love is the most beautiful and scary feeling from above
But you still wanna fly away like a dove
Those are the confessions of a willing heart