.the oaks crouch to greet.1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
me, i sit with the ferns and
the forest listens
Description tipsTips for creative strong descriptions:Description tips3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
What do you see? Hear? Smell? Feel? Taste? Although sight is the sense that is most often appealed to in writing, appealing to the other senses greatly strengthens your description.
o A description that only appeals to sight:
The girl walked into the dark room. Cob webs covered the old cracked walls, and dust had accumulated on the floor.
o A description that appeals to all your senses:
The girl walked into the eerily silent dark room, and she couldn't help but crinkle her nose at the obvious smell of must and mold. With each breath she took, she could taste the rotten, stale air. Thick layers of gray dust stuck to the cold floor were disturbed with her every step, and sticky white cobwebs clung to the corners of the room creating ominous nets of dead insects. Clearly, no one had been in the room for a long time.
Use figurative language to enhance your description, but don't use overly clichéd
What you really meanStop confusing me with your confusing figures of speech, metaphors, similies, and obvious hints to how you feel.What you really mean5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
My ears pick up on "You can do better." but literally translate to something called dissapointment.
Why not tell me straight up how you feel instead of sugar-coating it like the supposed stuckup you are?
How dare you pity me, thinking you're sparing my heart by letting me down gently when you're just slowly poisoning it?
And the next minute, "I was only trying to encourage you!" Translating to calling me rude?
Tell me what you really mean.
"I like you!" Is what my friend hears, naive to everything and taking it all literally.
Does she really not understand nor comprehend the lies inbetween the spaces of those teeth?
Or the hot stinking breath that followed after those three foul words were mentioned?
Perhaps you were momentarily unable to inhale such putrid mixed odors that hit your face filled with open pores.
The literal translation of reverse phsycology, figuring you a wa
How to make a decent character1. Avoid making fan characters. What's the point of creating if you're piggybacking off someone else's idea?How to make a decent character4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2. If all your characters look the same or look related, or they all look identical to characters from shows you like, you're doing it wrong. Practice variety in facial proportions, body types, heights, ethnicities, personalities, and ages. The easier it is to recognize a character without relying on their outfit or hairstyle, the better.
3. When basing a character off any culture's mythology, DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST.
4. If you're going to make a character with any sort of physical/mental disease, DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST.
5. Making a character original doesn't necessarily mean you need to give them a super detailed, cluttered-up backstory or appearance. Simplicity is a wonderful thing, and the most memorable characters are simple characters.
6. If your character is an outcast, especially in a social environment such as school, DO NOT make them attractive with
A Dragon's heart: prologue"Ember's flame so brave and boldA Dragon's heart: prologue4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
doth the gold that does not hold.
For as it melts inside thy flesh
it starts to awaken an early death."
In the first book of this adventerous series where secrets lay, a young 19 year old Dragon rider with an unknown identity and a sharp tongue named Lillian resides with one of the scaly beasts after darkness was bestowed upon her early life. As she fights off knights and take flight to the skies, she meets a possible blast from her past as the clock starts ticking, a young prince who isn't exactly who a princess would call upon to save from her bloody tower and has to stop a threat that is brewing over the entire dragon race. Will she be able to defend them, or will she have to stand down for once just for being..a woman?
Feel Like a Failure?On MistakesFeel Like a Failure?4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
So you feel like a failure? Like your whole life is just one mistake after the other? The truth is, we all feel that way, because that's what life is, really. One shortcoming after another. But there's good news in that.
A smart man follows advice when it's first given, but a wise man learns it from experience. And what is experience, but trial and error? If you are right the first time, then you know how to do something, but if you make the mistake, you learn twice as much; what to do, and what NOT to do.
Mistakes are a teacher's greatest aspect. I used to think that in order to help people, I had to be perfect myself, but I find that through my failures and my shortcomings, I can offer the best advice. I've learned that from the people who've taught me as well. My parents aren't perfect, nor are they gallant military folk or 'heroes' by the modern sense of the word, but its through their humbleness that they've taught me some of the greatest lessons, and it's that very co
On Goals and SuccessHow many of us are stuck in that rut of wanting to achieve something but we cant? "I can't make a web comic because I don't have the resources," "I can't play my favorite instrument because I don't have the time," "I can't become a writer because I suck at writing." It's in my belief that the only thing getting between us and our goals is the simple word "can't." It really is that simple. Drop the n't and you have "I can make a web comic," "I can play my favorite instrument," "I can become a writer." The rest of the sentence is just excuse. When you tell yourself you can achieve a goal, that's when success occurs.On Goals and Success4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The Be-Do-Have Speech
I learned from a very wise professor that we often have our mindset backwards. "Have-Do-Be" we have to have something, in order to do the things we need to do, to be what we set out to be. Thus if we don't have, we can't do, and if we can't do, then we can't be. "I can't draw a comic because I don't know how." The successors in the world, reverse that th
Character Description FormCharacter Description Form3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
This form works for commissions, art trades, requests, or any possible situation in which I or someone else could be drawing your character.
This form will give me a sense of how to draw your character! Please copy and paste this text into a note or deviation. Highlight and type over the parts that aren't in bold. You can jump back to this form for the links.
Please share as much information as you can think of! The more info you give me, the more easily I can draw your character how you envision him/her. You won't be pestering me if you tell me the exact hair color; instead, I'll be happier to know that I'm getting it right.
Premium members (and non-premium members?) can add thumbnails to literature deviations through Sta.sh! This is a great way to incorporate reference pictures. Otherwise just put in links, such as
CastleEons ago, in a parallel dimension, the Ancients, an archaic humanoid race, were fighting a brutal and seeming endless civil war.Castle7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
An almost endless wave of warriors marched out of their vast castles and stone fortresses, intent on war. Sword clashed with axe, and the sound of steel ringing off steel echoed across the gray wastelands of their world.
They fought out of ignorance, out of evil and out of hatred.
Many of the warring Ancient kingdoms slowly discovered a psychic force springing up within many of their armies units.
The power to read minds, and manipulate the world around them with the sinews of thought and emotion.
Little is known of their mysterious power.
Out of foolishness, and the greed of the ancients, some factions stretched their power to its very limits, tearing the very fabric of reality and spawning the evils.
Unending storms blotted out the sun, casting their world into a perpetual twilight, wracked with lightning storms. Darkness and unspeakable c
Time To Get Over It?Do you know how it feels to run a straight razor down your arm?Time To Get Over It?7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or the heeling pain of slicing your skin?
Do you know the sudden spilling rush of blood and adrenalin?
Or the taste of the coppery liquid?
Do you know how it feels to be so alone?
Or the suffocating freedom?
Do you know what it's like to only want to know the same four walls?
Or to know what you are doing to yourself?
Do you know the draining sorrow of knowing no loving beauty?
Or how it feels to drown at night in your tears?
Do you know how it feels to never fit in?
Or to feel isolated when in a crowd?
Do you know the driven chaos that makes you consider that bottle of pills, hidden in a cabinet in the bathroom?
Or the contemplation of a fall?
If you know none of these things then how can you tell me to get over it?
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
THE Zombie Survival Guide*This part is for newbies. Skip down to the dashes if you already know this stuff.*THE Zombie Survival Guide3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so first of all, a zombie is a reanimated corpse that lurches around looking for human flesh. Different breeds may be reasoned with, or even "cured" back to the original personality. However, the most typical zombies:
-Are incoherent. They will not be reasoned with or threatened.
-They don't sleep.
-They seem to like brains, but most will settle for a nice hunk of your flesh.
-The come in different speeds, from crawling to shambling to running. Most are shambling along at a slow slow walk.
-They do not drown or asphyxiate.
-Some will burn easily while others will not burn at all.
-Most zombies will "die" from severe damage to the head.
-It is said they are attracted by sound, but this varies.
-VERY IMPORTANT: The most dangerous thing about zombies is that if they bite you and you die before your brain is destroyed, you will come back to life as ANOTHER ZOMBIE. That's how they spread their numbers
Next time - remember meTime seems to have been a reminder of how long it has been - it doesn't register as a feeling. I don't feel it has been long. But I know.Next time - remember me9 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
And my appearance has changed, it's daunting and more of what is considered mature. For I have matured. Or is that so?
And I hug them, my hug is warm and promising and loving, for it is a true hug. I say "Where have you been? Long have you been gone!"
They hug back and answer but I am unable to listen. For sad it is that I am the one asking. When I was the one gone.
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:-2 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
My School Says I'm Worthless (sort of a rant)I'm a criminal because my values aren't their valuesMy School Says I'm Worthless (sort of a rant)4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I'm scum to say the least
Because I'm not on their list
Ones who have their lives set out
And drink from molten glory raining down from
School top balconies...
And I have myself left to blame for all the non-attempts
And truancies; the bleak distractions
That help me escape the inviolable test-score stares
Of disapproval that I attract from their
And they're forced to ask me 'Why?
Why are you still here?'
And I can barely say
That I'm afraid to leave.
That I know that no-one knows
Or what they want to be
But unlike those
I gave up
A while ago
And they can't tell me to my face that I'm a failure so they heavily imply
That my lacking presence
And even less impressive
Tendency for slacking off is evidence
That I am stupid and a fool and nothing more than such a waste of resources
And it's a disappointment
That I don't hold their ideals
It's a life lesson, not a comic.It's a life lesson, not a comic.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Okay guys this might sound like a pansy journal but it actually is relatively important. At least to me it is. Well it isn't a journal. No one reads those amirite?
Anyway, I recently read a thign (purposeful misspell) about Homestuck. NOWWAITDONTSTOPREADING
Because this isn't for you people who actually read it
But more for the people... Who don't.
So, as I read the thign, I came to realize that Homestuck ISN'T about four kids who play a game, or defeating evil, or the character's adventures, or even really about itself. I realize that last one didn't make a whole lot of sense, but it should if you read the rest of this. Hooked? No? What if I told you that Homestuck was instead about courage, fear, love, life, death, and most importantly... Homestuck was about YOU? That's right. Homestuck isn't about Homestuck. Homestuck is about you. It's about your life, your actions, and your purpose.
People who read it should be familiar with the aspect/class God Tier thing. For those
On PornographyPornography: A Menace or an Acceptable Form of Expression?On Pornography2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Pornography; depending on the individual, this word can be exciting, uncomfortable, or a conflicting mixture of both. In our society, not only can individuals’ feelings about pornography be widely varied, but so can their definition! If you ask someone what pornography is, they are likely to name a long list of things from magazines to videos to books, and all are correct. With all of this confusion and activity, it is no surprise that there are many opposing viewpoints on the psychological effects of pornography and the morality of its consumption. Some simply describe it as “good” or “bad” for you, while others have more complicated views. Pornography is thought by some to be a therapeutic or educational experience or that it helps set the mood for sexual encounters. Others hypothesize that consuming pornography causes men to be less satisfied with their monogamous relationships and more oka
PS: The happiest day in my life In all sense I really shouldn't be feeling like I've just won a huge lottery. After all, who in their right minds would be bursting with joy after hastily abandoning the familiar place they call home? Besides, I've just committed an unforgivable crime, didn't I? Surely massacring a dozen or so men is one of a definition for a terrible malfeasance. Then again, I only did it because they ganged up to bully me, a little and seemingly pathetic easy target. It was fun killing them, I just ripped out their beating hearts and it was all over in a sec. If it’s any consolation, I bet they didn’t feel a thing when I did that. I slumped down onto the wall of the stinking alley, accidentally allowing the crimson pool to stain my white pajamas. Disgusted, I forced my host’s body to stand again. The nauseating smell of rust and salt filled my nostrils as I inhaled deeply, yet as I licked some of the scarlet ooze off my fingers, somehow I was overwhelmed with a perverse pleasPS: The happiest day in my life1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
APH OC Profile - PhilippinesBASIC INFO:APH OC Profile - Philippines4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Name: The Republic of the Philippines, Philippines
Human name: Maria Clara Dela Cruz y Carriedo
Birthday: June 12
Hair color: Black (or extremely dark brown)
Eye color: Chocolate brown
Height: 160 cm (5' 3''ft)
Philippines is a tan-skinned young lady with long black hair that reaches her waistline and bangs that flow to the right side of her face. She is often seen dressed in her national clothes, the Baro't Saya (barong at saya), but at times wears a dark green military uniform. Her eyes are of the color dark brown (described as chocolate brown by a certain someone~), and a few locks of hair are tucked in behind her left ear by her national flower, the Sampaguita.
During modern times, she wears a dark red tank top and denim shorts, especially during the summer because of the heat in her homeland.
If you look closely, you will notice that she wears a pearl
The True FNAF Villain.Ladies and Gentlemen.The True FNAF Villain.1 month ago in Horror More Like This
I have discovered something big.
Bigger than the Bite of '87, or anything.
Ask yourself, who is the villain in Five Nights At Freddy's? No, not Freddy, or Foxy, or Bonnie.
It's... the FAN.
You know, the fan that is on your desk? That is the true villain. Think about it, you need to keep as much power as possible. And who wastes said power? The fan. It sits there, watching as you are panicking, slowly slipping into madness as you are anxiously waiting for 6 am, and it drains you power like a fruit bat sucks on a mango.
It's a bigger threat than any of the animatronics. If you have power all the way through, you don't die, right? The fan wants you to die. It wants your power to run out. And that is why the fan is the most dangerous threat in Five Nights at Freddy.
The First FilipinoThe First Filipino 1The First Filipino3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"I want to show to those who deprive people the right to love of country..."2
I can hear footsteps approaching. Hurriedly I fold up the papers, as small as I can make them. One bundle I stuff inside my shoe, the other goes into the alcohol stove gifted to me by Pardo de Taveras when he saw my new home and realised that, in this cold season, I was more likely to catch ill and die before the Spaniards could even lay their filthy, greedy hands on me. Satisfied that they would not be found by the Spaniards -for who would look in such places? - I straighten up and take one last look around my cell, here in Bagumbayan3. Cold stone walls, bare floor, a solid door of Narra wood. A wooden bed with a wisp of a mattress; a desk and chair where I wrote my final letters and bequests; the alcohol stove that now guards my last poem, Mi Ultimo Adios. The footsteps stop outside my door.
Outside the window, the sky is still dark: they are early. The sun has not eve
Prussia x Reader: Better Than HimPrussia x Reader: Better Than Him2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Better Than Him
You slumped in your seat. You were waiting for that boyfriend of yours with your friend, (f/n), hoping to go on a fun double date with her and her own man. The catch was, they were both still working.
“You remember the time we first saw Ludwig? And what happened after that?” she snickered into your ear. You scoffed with a smile. How could you forget?
You were working as a cashier girl in a café at the local mall. You were pretty happy the customers that came in so far that morning were also nice and happy.
When the line was finally empty, (f/n), who apparently worked the same shift and station that day, started mindless chatter while still keeping tabs on who’s next in line. You continued to chat with her, until you looked up to see a tall, well-built man with slicked-back blonde hair and strikingly light blue eyes. You and your friend did double takes.
“Ah,” you stammered, “good morning, how may I h