Horse of a Different ColourThis piece is, obviously, fictional and is really just my musings on unnatural colours in natural breeds based around the HARPG. I just figured this is how it would work in reality. Please offer any critique you'd like - I'm only an amateur with genetics.Horse of a Different Colour6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
These genetics apply ONLY to horses of natural breeds - it does not apply to unicorns, pegasi, harlequines, or any other fantastical/mythical/unique breed.
ESSAY: A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR - UNNATURAL COLOURS IN NATURAL BREEDS
Natural horse breeds that show unnatural colouring have fascinated and enchanted us for ages. Many believe it is a trait of crossbreeding to otherwordly and fantastical breeds but what of some horses that genetic testing proves their bloodlines pure and true to their natural breeds? A purebred natural horse that shows unnatural colours is the product of a series of recessive genes.
Unnatural colouring will only show if a horse carries two copies of the unnatural colour gene. Let us call this the u gen
How to start a webcomicMaking a Web Comic Part I: Finding a StoryHow to start a webcomic9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The first and most important thing to start a web comic is to have a story. You could be the best artist on the West side of France, but it won't make a difference if your story sucks. People are grabbed first by good art and second by a good story. Art can only go so far; it is the story that will keep your readers reading. One fine example of this is Fox Tails by Fallon Willard. The art is lacking in quality, but the story is fantastic. This first part of "Making a Web Comic" covers the key elements of finding a story.
So, you know you want to do a web comic, but you're lacking in ideas for a story. You have a few different options:
1. Find a writer who already has a story. There are a lot of writers out there with fantastic ideas, but lack the skills to express them in art. The best place to look for these writers is usually in the
Making a Web Comic Part IIMaking a Web Comic Part II8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Making a Web Comic Part II: Paneling
The second most important part of a webcomic (or any comic for that matter) is paneling. This sounds simple, but really, its not. When considering a Panel layout you should consider what is happening in that Scene.
Is this an introduction, a love scene, or an action scene? These seem to be the most common types of scenes (in my opinion). The introduction scene generally builds up the story. Not all introduction scenes are introducing someone, they are mostly just informative and help to further the plot. Here is an example link
Introduction Scenes have a tendancy to be boxy, and form fitting. Rarely do they have empty space or action lines. They follow a concise order. In the example above you can see that your eye easily follows the conversation because you read left to righ
7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist8 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 3 “The Protagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So I've talked about a couple types of protagonists, and how to create them: Heroes and Antiheroes. As well as what types of Character to Use or to Avoid. But not every Protagonist will be a hero or antihero. Today, I'm
Creature-Race creation sheetSpeciesCreature-Race creation sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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How to create a PC in Vampire The MasqueradeSo, of course, now one needs to gather around a few friends, and ask them to create characters.How to create a PC in Vampire The Masquerade2 years ago in Settings More Like This
And then, this one guy comes up with a Tzimisce antitribu that's been travelling the world, and that one girl comes up with Abby Sciuto (NCIS) embraced Malkavian turned Path of Lilith.. Look, I've seen it all, from the Tzimisce Baali apostate who was a black slave, to the pseudo medium Malkavian
Lord, what hell have you brought upon the Earth ?
Okay, people, calm down, eat a cookie, and stay away from the clan novels and the 100+ sourcebooks published.
So, how to create a character for a Vampire game ? But what is a Vampire Game, exactly ? Considering it can be anything one wants, this is the key issue you have to raise with the other players (here, I consider the ST being a regular player).
Are you going to play adventure, travel around the world for artifacts ? Okay, that's fine. Are you going to play mercenaries hunting for the rare
ASK THE ARTIST interview transcriptASK THE ARTIST interview transcript3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with *chirart
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *chirart, a very talented comic artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART, including Sfeer Theory and The Fox Sister.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Chirart.
My pleasure! Thank you for considering me!
~StrifeLaughter asks "About how much of your day is devoted to drawing?"
Quite a lot of it. I keep thinking the day is longer than 24 hours and sleep isn't THAT important, is it?
On average I'd say ten to fifteen hours is dedicated to drawing a day.
~Sentimentale asks "You mentioned Diana Wynne Jones as an inspiration. How has she affected
A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental IllnessComing Back from Combat: A Writer’s Guide to Combat Related Psychological Illness in FictionA Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aim of this guide is simple: plenty of people want to write about war, to explore it, to understand it and understand soldiers they know who are in it or have come from it. But, often times putting the aftermath, the pain, and the psychological impact war has on the mind into words is difficult to do well.
This guide exists to help fiction writers accurately portray psychological disorders in their work, because the people who suffer from these disorders and their loved ones deserve honesty and do not deserve to be misrepresented. The guide is here to help writers understand how these disorders come about, how they are treated, and how to think critically about how they might impact the person who has them.
1. A disclaimer, and polemics.
2. Why are you writing a psychological illness into your story?
3. Terms you should be familiar with for this
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
Harry Potter vs. TwilightHarry Potter vs. TwilightHarry Potter vs. Twilight6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
(This Argument compares and contrasts the books, movies, and fans)
WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE HARRY POTTER OR TWILIGHT SERIES AND PLAN TO! MAJOR SPOILERS FOR BOTH BOOKS!
1) The Main Guys
Edward Cullen- He is an over-protective stalker, he only likes Bella because he likes the way her blood smells, and he impregnates a human and has a half-vampire baby. He's mainly a hero who wins Bella over by being her superman.
Harry Potter- He uses the power of love to triumph over evil, which is evident in all the books. Love from his mother, from Dumbledore, from his friends, and the love in himself. He is emo-ish in the fifth book, and totally disrespects his friends as well as Dumbledore.
2) The Villains
The Volturi and other bad vampires - These vampires are violent They dont murder people out of their rage, but out of their will to feed happily. James and the other bad vampires
11 Awesome Websites for Writers11 Awesome Websites for Writers1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Other writers I follow are constantly posting articles from this site, and for good reason! You don't have to be a teen to take advantage of their extensive writers-education articles on topics like character background, getting published, how to get good inspiration, developing ideas, writing prompts, and much more! They’ve also got a great Pinterest account and a Facebook group with a fun and helpful community.
If you’ve been in the online writing community long, chances
Naming Characters (tips for writers)Naming Characters (tips for writers)6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Choose a Name that Fits
People often make judgments based solely on an individual’s name—it’s a natural thing to do. You can use these stereotypes to yo
Abandoning PreciousnessThe most important thing about creating art is to create. If you want to be at ease with creativity, you have to immerse yourself in it, and do a little bit every day. Even if that little bit is only to take five minutes while waiting for the bus to come and do a gesture drawing of a man reading his book across the street from you. Or to take the moment to scribble down a thumbnail rough sketch of a concept that occurs to you. Do a little bit each day. Train your brain to think visually.Abandoning Preciousness3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
It can be difficult at first, accustoming yourself to make this small bit of time, because you’ll think:
“I don’t have enough time for it.”
“Art is hard!”
“I’m not good enough yet for that piece I’ve always wanted to do.”
“I’m stuck. Artist’ block.”
These are all excuses. Yes art IS hard. Yes, you might not be good enough yet to do that masterwork that you’ve been dreaming of, but let me le
The Key to Writing Romance Your Readers Will LoveThe Key to Writing Romance Your Readers Will Love9 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'd like to address an element that has been bugging me for some time that can make or break a romance storyline. The thing is, all too often characters are purported to fall deeply in love with each other for no apparent reason and without ample time to even do so. Thus, there is a plot thread or even an entire novel wrapped around a relationshi
I am standingIt's been months since I wanted to break out of my body. Okay, that's a lie. But it's been days. Days since I've felt static scorch underneath my skin, felt colours cutting into my eyes, had to explain that these aren't metaphors. There are so many ways you can get used to living. I wonder if anyone else feels empty when they don't have creatures clawing up through their throat.I am standing1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
I don't know what art is, or what okay is. I like to believe I know it when I feel it, but I'm not so sure I would. I think people expect me to be a lot more insightful than I am right now. I don't think they take into account that boredom is stressful, and stress can shatter you like roots in concrete. Maybe I'm growing. But I don't even know if I'm bored. I feel like a lot of different people, or a lot of aspects of different people, all trying to learn how to stand one another.
It's been days since I wanted to break out of my body. I'm watching the sunrise from the wrong side, but I did sleep. I'm not curlin
Rules to writing good fiction1. Start as soon as possible with the threat. That is, every story, even every chapter, should have a threat that needs to be overcome. By your 2nd sentance some form activity either leading to the threat should be introduced, or the threat itself.Rules to writing good fiction9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
2. Don't paint the scene before I have interest in the characters and events. This is like warming up your engine in your car. Think how boring it is to warm up your car engine. Now think of that for the reader trying to follow your story.
3. Don't try to wax poetic unless you are calling out a poestic item or the whole story will be that way. Nothing is more frustrating than bouncing into and out of poetry when reading.
4. Don't be afraid to write "said", and in "he said" or "they said". Readers unconciously gloss over this but use it to keep refrence as to who is speaking. Don't argue with me on this, I am right.
5. Don't talk over or under the reader. Making the reader feel stupic is the fastest way to piss them off. A ticked off reader w
11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 7 “Historical Fiction”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Now, I may get in trouble for this from both sides of the historical fiction camp, but I do not believe in a hard difference between historical fiction and alternative historical fiction. Let me take that one step further, I do not believe in the concept of historical fiction, apart from the alternative bit. The reason for my belief is that as soon as you begin to fill in the blanks, for events and motivations outside of the historical record, you have already altered the history—not to mention the dubiousness of most modern historical records. Today, I'm going to give what I believe to be a more helpful and accurate analysis on the genre, and provide tips for wri
Writing Tips - Once Upon a TimeWithout exception, the most important line in your fiction prose is the first one. In many times it determines whether or not your writing gets a chance at all. As such, it should be the last new thing that you write. Once you finish writing your entire novel, then you go back and add the appropriate first sentence. Not only does this help you avoid Blank Page Syndrome, but doing it after everything else allows you to create a very poignant opening line (although you can start out with a proto-first line). Everything else I am going to tell you today, every piece of advice, can and has been broken in the past. Writing opening lines is an art, not a science. And let's start with one that I am currently trying to fixWriting Tips - Once Upon a Time3 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Never start out with "my name is"
The most famous rule breaker: Moby Dick. Let me tell you why this is a bad idea. It's really easy to explain, actually. "My name is Jim." I don't care. "You can call me Sarah." I don't care. "They call me Boogalogadoodoo." I don't fuc
Need testers for my New horse Generator :PAlex needs a horse if he is to begin his life in the world of Rp so I thought...what the heck lets make my own generatorNeed testers for my New horse Generator :P3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
TO WORK - Go on RANDOM.ORG, the numbers should already be set so that there is a min of 1 and a max of 100. Press Generate for each section
0-5 - stillborn
6-70 - single healthy foal.(B)
71-90 - single healthy foal and a stillborn.(B)
91-96 - two healthy foals.(C)
97-100 - two stillborns.
1-50 - Colt (D)
51-100 - filly(D)
1-40 - Two colts (E)
41-60 - One Colt One Filly(E)
61-100 - Two Fillies(E)
1-50 - Healthy foal, no issues during birth. (F)
51-60- Minor Issues for foal, a vet visit or two should sort it.(F)
61-70 - Minor Issues for mare, a vet visit should sort it.(F)
71-80 - Major issues for foal, needs to stay with the vet for a few days although should recover.(F)
81-90 - Major Issues with mare, may require foal to be taken away and hand reared, will survive with proper treatment though.(F)
91-96 - Foal dies or has to be put down within
6 Steps to Creating Your Plot Premise6 Steps to Creating Your Plot Premise6 Steps to Creating Your Plot Premise8 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Creating a Plot” – Section 1 “Plot Premise”
Unlike what I once thought, plot is not a natural result of telling a story. Plot, like all other parts of writing, is a craft that must be studied and then designed with purpose. That being said, there are many different ways that one creates a plot—and countless theories as to how they can be created with the most efficiency. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to teach you several of these techniques and help you to create a Plot Outline. Many people are against such structure in their writing, even many good writers. However, my purpose for this book is to create a system so that ANYBODY can write a novel—even those who cannot subconsciously create a plot in the back of their minds. I encourage a
YaoiI press up against youYaoi5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I nibble on your ear
I lift you of the bed
I make you hold me in your arms
You protect me like no other
You love me like nobody else can
You care when nobody else does
Who knew this could all happen between to boys
How to create an interesting CharacterOC (Original Character) is something that sadly has a rare to no appearance in TF2 Fandom. People started to step out of the idea to create something truly original, once SFM gained on its popularity. These days most of the OCs (Which have a more accurate naming: FC – Fanmade Character) are described by a different set of cosmetic items slapped on a canon model. I’m one of the people who do that.How to create an interesting Character1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
But that doesn’t mean your Character can’t be interesting.
PERSONALITY is what makes your characters interesting, but way too many people either limit themselves to one insignificant aspect, or they’re making a way too big variety of different behaviors.
So Happy, Sad, Serious, Shy, Friendly, Mean etc. are NOT a base for a character’s behavior. They’re merely one of many attributes.
Also known as the very core of every personality. People change over time d
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form9 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood: