Create Your Own Homestuck Troll Persona(s)Create Your Own Homestuck Troll Persona(s)1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
If you've ever wanted to create your own troll persona or persona group, then this little article is for you! Of course, you don't have to follow what I say, but this will help organize things, especially if you're trying to make a whole group.
Troll names have to be six letters for both the first and last name. Of course they have to be strange, so if you're coming up with your own, then think outside of the box. If you're basing them off of people you know, I suggest using the first one or two letters of their first and last name to make their troll name. So if you knew someone named Patrick Binley, their name could be Pazerm Binliu. Make sure if you're making a group, the names aren't too similar!
If you think you suck at names, here's a nice generator you can use: http://heckyeahfantrollcreation.tumblr.com/post/15058138011/six-letter-name-generator
(P.S. From this point on, it all relates to if you're using a canon troll as one of your parents. You can stop reading
How To Make A Good OCA spotlight turns on in a darkened room. A person about 16 squints and shields their eyes for a moment before adjusting. They have short auburn hair, and a pair of glasses. It doesn't really matter what they're wearing, but for a moment, you think they are a guy. Then the person speaks, and you realize you were wrong.How To Make A Good OC3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Hi," they squeak in the voice of a pre-pubescent 12-year-old. "I'm Emma O'Reiley, and I'm here to guide you through today's tour: a guide to making good OCs, Xiaolin Showdown edition!" You settle into your slightly uncomfortable theater chair as she begins. "Our sponsor and my creator, LightningIdle, would like to thank you for coming! Now, let's get started."
Another spotlight turns on with a clang, illuminating a whiteboard. Emma walks over, a conductor's baton materializing in her hand. "First off, some basics," she says, tapping a bulleted list. It reads:
1.) Keep it believable.
- Don't make a canon character fall head over heels in true eternal love wit
Manga Sound Effects Index V1Manga Sound Effects IndexManga Sound Effects Index V17 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Zawa zawa chatter
Zaa (strike a pose)
Kara rattle (sliding door)
Zuru Zuru slide
Hero hero wobble
Zaa - chatter (cut off)
Bishi twang (yes I know bishi means a girly boy)
Doku dribble (blood)
How to Design complex characters using core beliefHow to Design complex characters using core belief9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
A character is basically formed by three things: Personality, Beliefs, History
After designing the character's story and personality, what will help them stay in character is designing the layers of their core beliefs.
The key thing is, these core beliefs are never, ever spoken by the character themselves. They just behave in this belief like it's normal and not even think it's there.
Of course you can still choose to have them say it, they will just be a simpler open book type character. Or say it partially hiding its true statement, you can also use a character's core belief statement to make it a story statement if you see fit.
A core belief system is the thing that will make the character see the world around them differently from one another; thus making their judgement and decisions differently as well.
Everyone (real people) operates this way. Core belief can be formed as early as babies. So watch out of the kids.
After the first layer of core belief is formed, the
Paneling tips for mangaPaneling tips for manga11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Paneling is a part of Graphic design. O_- It's an art in itself, think of how you would do a collage and put together a puzzle, that's how paneling works.
You must understand the basic 2D design element:
movement, center of interest, value contrast, volume, size, perspective.... so on and on....
As for paneling.... there is no set way to do it, whether drawing the picture first, or draw the panel's first, or draw the panels and the pictures back and forth.... it's all upto the artist, as long as the result is satisfying to the artist. Just experiement and find the best way that suits you.
1. Panels must support your content: That's the most important thing.... if one line is going over an important character's head shot, omit that line and let the character stand out~ If one frame is more important than the other, you wish to make it a focus on the page, make that frame larger than the others, sometimes it can even overlap other panels alittle. However, being overly complicated
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
The Mary Sue Litmus TestHolepunch's Mary Sue Litmus Test:The Mary Sue Litmus Test5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ah, the Mary Sue. We can't cobble together a truly comprehensive description of what they are, exactly, but we can agree on one thing: an annoying, 'perfect' character who, through a general lack of flaws and character development, is excruciating to sit through and often makes us gnash our teeth, tear our hair, and reach for the back button. This nefarious creature can be measured and detected, so let's all grab our magnifying glasses and get classifying.
This is a subjective subject; a trait that drives one person right up the wall might fail to get any reaction from another. As you go through the list, count up the points. Each trait will register from 1-5 points, with 1 being a mild thing and 5 being a serious infraction. If a trait is not addressed at all in the story the character comes from, or is totally unknown, just ignore it. And don't worry about racking up pointsthe de-Suifier part of the test ought to restore some balance to
A How To on Writing FanfictionA How To on Writing Fanfiction8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
1. Intelligence is required. No matter how interesting or humorous a plot you may have, it is always better to read a well-written, intelligible fiction than a thrown-together piece of junk riddled with spelling/grammatical mistakes.
2. Plot is important. There are such things as PWP's (see PWP section), but other than that, plot is what really makes a story. What is happening is what makes the reader go on and want to read more.
3. Creativity is a must. No one wants to read the same thing that they have seen from 50 other writers. Try to be original, and if you see an idea you really like, improvise it a little without copying it outright.
4. Every element in the story matters. From the plot to the series to what happens to the characters, everything ties together to make the story what it is.
OVERALL WRITING SKILLS
Some writers are just naturally gifted and have a way with words. Others struggle with how to make complex senten
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
Matryoshka lyrics ENG. ASHEEins, zwei, dreiMatryoshka lyrics ENG. ASHE4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Stupid message is way over-planned
Delivered or not, I just don't give a damn
Pretty sure I've always been this way
Just one crazy, patch-work Matryoshka
Headaches make this shit flow from my brain
Time's moving on, but the clock reads the same
I'd prefer it that this not get around
Folks don't like to hear that the world is upside-down
Ah, I'm broken
Or that's what they'd like to tell me anyway
I wanna know what's
Deep deep down inside
Heey hey, could you maybe play it again?
Kalinka? Malinka? Snapping the bowstring
Tell me, tell me, what should I do?
This feeling's kinda pulled one over me
Loud and clearly, 524
Freud? Keloid? Strike the piano
Soon you'll laugh at e-ve-ry-thing
Dancing faster like an idiot with me
Clap-clap-clapping our childish hands
Try to keep a beat we don't understand
And I can't be asked to give a rat's A
Weather's getting colder, colder every day
Anata to watashi de randebuu?
Randebuu? (hora) randebuu?
Ara ma tondetta abanchuuru?