Plushing DictionaryPlushing Dictionary.Plushing Dictionary6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Appliqué A picture or pattern made up from bits of material, and sewn onto your finished product.
Backstitch A very strong type of stitch commonly used. Copies that of a sewing machine.
Best side The side of fabric you want showing on the finished product.
Blanket stitch Pretty stitch that can be used for decorative purposes, or hemming. Sometimes called buttonhole stitch.
Cotton 1. A type of thread. Comes in many colours, can be used in hand or machine sewing.
2. A type of fabric that is lightweight and suitable for most craft work including dressmaking. Comes in a vast variety of colours and patterns.
Crane game See UFO catcher.
Embroider To sew detail onto something using many tiny stitches. Can be done by hand or by embroidery machine.
Eye Hole in one end of a needle, use
Character SheetName:Character Sheet4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Don't get too extravagant with this. Description of appearance is one of the most commonly overdone things with OCs. Keep it simple no one will remember a word you say if you describe everything from the shape of his/her nose to the color of his/her toenails. Also, keep this within the realm of the fandom. In a fandom where characters all have naturally colored hair, it would be strange if your character had naturally pink hair.
Do note the weapon depends on the fandom, the age, the time, the place, etc. Your character may also not have weapons, it all depends. If your character does have a weapon, what type of weapon it is depends largely on the fandom. For example, it would be quite bizarre if your Rurouni Kenshin OC used a light saber as a weapon. And it would be a plot-hole
Similar to weapon, the ability of your character depends on the fandom. If the canon characters of the fando
CATS Jellicle Wig TutorialHOW TO MAKE A JELLICLE COSTUME. PART 1, THE WIG.CATS Jellicle Wig Tutorial4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Notes: (1) Always buy large skeins on wig construction, especially 1-or-2 toned wigs
(2) 2 Medium skeins will cover leg and arm warmer needs (color variations vary the amount used)
(3) Tail belts should never be more than 3 shades, and always wide enough to fit over your hips (its easier just to slip them n using a double knot than tying them every time and worrying that they'll slip off)
(4) Yarn left over from wig and warmer construction can be used to make the tail belt and shoulder fluff
(5) If 'Prom' gloves aren't handy, 'princess' dress up gloves from children's play sets can be used, or (if you have the skill), one can be made from an old knee sock or a stretchy shirt.
(6) $ 50 = unitard
$ 16-30 = 6-12 Skeins of yarn (dependent on color and character)
$ 6-10 = wig base
$ 17-30 = shoes (Jazz or Gymnastic,)
$ 20-40 = makeup
$ 10-30 = costume paints
$ 20-60 = various t
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your WritingTips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Tips for Improving and Enriching Your Writing
Know the fundamentals of writing. If you don't know these or need help with them look copy and paste this link into your adress bar http://magicuser5656.deviantart.com/art/Things-Everyone-Should-Know-About-Writing-286645736
Know your audience. You need to be aware of the audience your writing is targeted towards. You'd never catch a zoologist using a children's picture book to learn about zebras!
Have an engaging opening sentence. This is your big chance at getting the reader interested after the title, and possibly a description! Use it well.
Shorter can be better. Shorter paragraphs, shorter sentences. A sentence doesn't have to be a run-on sentence to be considered too long. If your writing becomes too long you may loose the interest of some of your readers. Think short and sweet, but keep in mind short sentences make time fly by. Having longer sentences will slow tim
Little Ponies From EquestriaThis Conversion is based off of R. Talsorian's 'Teenagers From Outer Space' game engine as it is the RPG system I best think captures My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with its light rules, humorous roleplay, episode-like game sessions, and punishment towards min-maxers and/or power gamers (Labeled as 'comic relief' or 'canon fodder' here on out!). All credit for the game engine itself remains with R. Talsorian, and ownership of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is retained by Lauren Fast & Hasbro.Little Ponies From Equestria4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
You love My Little Pony. Whether you joined the fandom when the first toys rolled out or jumped on the bandwagon when Friendship is Magic first aired on The Hub, you love ponies. Either that, or a friend of yours loves ponies and is bribing you with Mountain Dew and Pizza to play this with them. But either way, you now will get the chance to roleplay as ponies with these VERY simple rules!
But why roleplay in Equestria? Well, for starters it can be a very humorous
Xtricitiria GuideXtricitiria General InformationXtricitiria Guide2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
General Personality: Xtricitiria are generally friendly creatures. When befriended they are fun to play with and are very protective and loyal to their owners. They can be very stealthy though, and hard to catch when trying to chase one down. Some however can be very aggressive. Each Xtricitiria varies in their personality.
Where they Live: Those that have befriended another creature usually follow them or live near electrical stations or big cities where they can feed off the electricity. Never or vary rarely you'll find one in a forest or in nature. Sometimes they might visit or go through such places but they can never settle in such a habitat unless there are electrical sources nearby.
What they Eat: Xtricitirias feed off electrical signals or outlets. Anything with or providing electricity is good. Sometimes as a treat you can give them an old phone or device to
DL's 100 Crayola Colors List1. AlmondDL's 100 Crayola Colors List5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2. Antique Brass
8. Blizzard Blue
9. Blue Bell
10. Blue Gray
11. Blue Violet
13. Brick Red
14. Burnt Orange
15. Burnt Sienna
17. Caribbean Green
18. Carnation Pink
24. Cotton Candy
27. Desert Sand
29. Electric Lime
31. Forest Green
34. Granny Smith Apple
38. Jazzberry Jam
39. Jungle Green
41. Lemon Yellow
42. Macaroni and Cheese
44. Magic Mint
50. Midnight Blue
51. Mountain Meadow
53. Navy Blue
54. Olive Green
56. Outer Space
57. Pacific Blue
60. Pink Flamingo
62. Purple Heart
63. Raw Sienna
64. Raw Umber
65. Robin's Egg Blue
66. Royal Purple
69. Sea Green
Endless Gifts: A CMC ficApple Bloom sighed in relief when she saw the small white unicorn filly at the door of the clubhouse. Sweetie Belle was always a welcome sight, especially when Scootaloo was harping about some absurdly dangerous idea to try out. The idea today was something about base jumping, and Apple Bloom had a feeling she didn't want to know what that was. She just knew she'd rather live without her Cutie Mark than spend three months in traction from trying to get it.Endless Gifts: A CMC fic4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hi, Sweetie Belle!" Apple Bloom chimed, interrupting Scootaloo in the middle of the word 'freefalling.' The little yellow earth filly trotted over to her friend, greeting her with a smile.
"Oh, h-hey guys," the unicorn said nervously, forcing a smile. She tiptoed into the clubhouse as if walking around broken glass. "What's the plan for today?"
"Base jumping!" Scootaloo bounced up and down excitedly, flapping her tiny wings with gusto.
Sweetie Belle's eyes widened. "That sounds...okay." Silence filled the room as Sweetie pawed at th
Theoretical Dog GeneticsWhen I was a kid I can remember being confused by the logic of dog genetics presented in cartoons. When two different looking dogs had puppies, the boy puppies looked like the dad and the girl puppies looked like the mom. I can only guess that this lack of originality was an attempt to cash in on the new character's resemblance to an older character that had already won people over, but where's the fun in that? Being the animal nerd that I am, I resolved to give myself a way to design a realistic guide to prevent such blandness.Theoretical Dog Genetics4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
How to use
Much of this has not yet been proven in studies with real dogs, so if you want to learn more about a real dog it is useful to research the specific breed or likely breeds that are in the dog's background.
Each locus is a spot which can hold two possible alleles out of any number present in the whole species. All together the alleles (genotype) give you the final appearance (phenotype). To decide the appearance of offspring of two characters, g
Hivemind: Chapter 1 (revised)Hivemind: Chapter 1 (revised)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The quill glided across the crisp parchment, leaving a bold line of ink in its wake. Under Twilight Sparkle's magical direction, more lines crisscrossed the parchment, dividing it into neat little boxes. Soon these boxes were filled in with cramped writing, and the rows and columns were labelled with dates and times. Twilight paused to survey her work. "A perfect schedule," she announced to the empty library. "And I even left room to plan next month's schedule this time!" All it lacked was a fitting title. Twilight leaned in close, concentrating.
"Gaaah!" Before it could even touch the parchment, the quill flew up and out of sight behind her. Twilight winced and put a hoof to her smarting eye. It had happened again: a sharp pain in her eye, followed by a flash of green light that left her blinded for a few moments. Such occurrences had been bothering her off and on ever since returning from the wedding yesterday. At first, she had written them off as the result of being overworked with
True Love Never Dies Chapter 1This story starts barely minutes after the Metarex are defeated. Not sure if this will be more then a one shot so I will not mark this as complete, yet. This is dedicated to SonicxAmyfan4Life on youtube her music video Butterfly Kisses inspired this.True Love Never Dies Chapter 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
True Love Never Dies Chapter 1?
Tails sat on the bridge of the Blue Typhoon with his tails wrapped around him sobbing. He couldn't believe he did that to her! She wanted him to fire the cannon, but now he wishes he didn't. She had loved him also, he now knew this. He heard a familiar voice saying, "Forever, forever, forever." He looked up and saw Cosmos spirit approaching him as she kneeled down and kissed him on his lips. And then she was gone.
----Outside in Space----
Sonic and Shadow floated out in space watching the bright area where the giant planet egg and Cosmo were. They looked at each other and shouted, "Chaos Regeneration!" As they fired the energy into the bright spot.
The energy apparently though was too much and the area start
A Stranger in AppleloosaA Stranger in Appleloosa4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sun started to set over South-eastern Equestria, signaling the end of a day of hard work. Ponies in the sparse mining towns or station way points that spotted the southeast lit their lamps and prepared to relax as evening started to set in, the day's business finally at an end. But for one pony, her work had just begun.
The once great and powerful Trixie packed what few belongings she had into a beat up, smelly saddlebag; hardly befitting one 'Great and Powerful' sorceress. Inside was nothing more than a raggedy tent, a broken mirror, a halfway decent brush, a half used cake of soap, a book and quill, half a bottle of ink, half a loaf of hard bread, and pitifully few bits. Outside of the bag hung a water skin, half full, because there was a hole in the side of it preventing it from being filled further.
The blue mare straightened up and fitted her purple, star covered hat and cloak over hersel
TWDG Blank OC Bio TemplateGeneralTWDG Blank OC Bio Template1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: [And pronunciation. Meaning is optional]
Group Role: [If in a group]
Portrayed By: [Optional]
[Brief description of what your character looks like]
[Brief description your character’s personality. Don’t forget to try and balance the positives with negatives.]
[Describe how your character speaks. Optional but it can be fun to come up with unique speech patterns for your characters.]
[Describe what your character was like before zombies took over. What did they like
NightmareThe elf groaned and rolled over onto his back. Light pounded against his skull, worsening his headache, though it had also lessened a good deal now that he was no longer leaning on his horns. He suppressed a grunt of disgust, his altered vision snapping into reality once he had fully regained consciousness.Nightmare5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Swirls of energy dominated, slowly resolving into recognizable shapesmassive trees, a stream, several types of birds. The colors of the trees were a deep, lush green, augmented only slightly by a sapphire blue. Silvery figures moved between them, oddly resembling
And there goes my day.
"Would you believe me if I told you I had no idea how I'd gotten here?" he held still, allowing the Watchers to surround him without drawing either of his glaives. Instinctively he reached out to his brother, but no answer came at all.
You are not welcome here, Betrayer, one of them stated.
Illidan Stormrage suppressed th
AlicexHatter Sprints 2What we talk about when we talk about ourselvesAlicexHatter Sprints 26 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
My mother once told me not to discuss myself with other people, that it wasn't polite.
My dear, do not talk about yourself, she said, gazing into her vanity mirror, Talk about the weather, speak of what you have learned of life, only do not talk of yourself. The keyword here is once, for she told me but once, and I did not seem to need encouragement after that. I have found many things in the years since then to talk about, and the weather is curiously never among them.
What we talk about when we talk about ourselves is each other. We sidestep one another, hanging off a Roman colonnade and looking down at the deep fish under the dark reflecting pool. We talk of what you have done in polite tones, talking about ourselves through each other, and in this way perhaps we understand one another better, taking on the task of mannerly speech
Dessert Ponies (species ref)Dessert Ponies - Closed SpeciesDessert Ponies (species ref)7 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Dessert Ponies are ponies that are ponified versions of desserts.They are exclusively earth pony with variation.There tends to be more females than males.There are a few subspecies within the species. (see physical features).
Desserts range from all colors and spots.There are nine subspecies within the Dessert race.Their manes vary in length and style.They can have cutie marks but often stay blank flanked as they grow older.
Candy Foals are Desserts that are based off of a variation of different candies.Candy foals seem to never grow older as they age, always staying at the foal stage.They are often sticky and colorful, and chocolates often appear to be melting. They are strictly earth ponies.
Cookie Crumbs are Desserts that are based off of cookie
How to Write a StoryHow to Write a StoryHow to Write a Story9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
For all you aspiring young authors, and even old pros, who are looking for a way to improve your skills, this is for you. In this manual I'm relying on my own experience as an author and as an avid reader. First I'll start with the five major problems faced by most authors.
1. Writing a Beginning. The most remembered part of a story is the beginning and the end. The beginning sets the mood for the rest of the story. If you start off on the wrong foot, readers might just put your story down and look for a different one.
2. Writing an Ending. For a reader, the ending of a good book is an action-packed tragedy. When was the last time you read a good novel and wanted it to end? A good long story can be an enjoyable thing, but as a writer, you want to be able to end it.
3. Descriptions. Long boring paragraphs filled with the descriptions of characters and places don't make for good reading. In small doses, a wel
Go to WasteSummary: A Phineas and Ferb one-shot. Granted, Ferb's own efforts in Paris didn't pan out, but why let a perfectly good chance at romance go to waste for somebody else? Ferb/Vanessa, Isabella/Phineas, one-shot. Set just after "Summer Belongs to You."Go to Waste5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I stood off to the sidelines of our little backyard party, half-hidden in the shade between the fence and the stage that the Fireside Girls had constructed. I was a a bit weary at the moment (forty hours without sleep will do that to a boy) and just taking a short break from the festivities, the closest of the dancers several yards away and the loud music made indistinct by my contemplative mood.
My attention, meanwhile, was set on a red rose lying on my open palm.
I held it up to my face and examined it; it was slightly crumpled, but overall in excellent shape for having survived a trip across the Atlantic Ocean and half of the continent
BLANK 101 Questions OC101 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your CharacterBLANK 101 Questions OC5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
2. How old are you? When is your birthday?
3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?
4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
6. What is your occupation?
7. How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
8. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes?
9. What is your race?
10. To which social class do you belong?
11. Do you consider yourself to be attractive? Do others?
12. What is your style of dress?
13. Do you have any scars? Tattoos? Birthmarks? Other unique physical features?
14. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
15. Are you right- or left-handed?
16. What does your voice sound like?
17. What kind of vocabulary do you use?
18. List three quirks or other defining characteristics.
19. How often do you bathe? Do you wear perfumes?
Love Me.She falls asleep most every nightLove Me.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To the sound of her parents pointless fight
And clinging tightly to her tear soaked pillow
She goes to school most every day
Wishing she could run away
From all those who torture her
For not being ‘cool’
Her mother, she just plain ignores her
Her father’s never even there
Who would notice if she were gone?
Who would even care?
She just wants to make it quick
To take this razor as her friend
And feel its tender loving kiss
Pressed against her paper skin
She just wants to make it stop
The feeling lonely, sad and hated
She holds the blade up to eye level
I don’t know how long she waited
She presses hard against her skin
And lines of ink bleed from the pen
The blade, it rests there on her knee
On her arm she wrote
.:APH:. 9 11 10 Years"Ten years " America said softly as he silently read the names of the ones who lost their lives on the memorial stone. He remembers it all so clearly, every second that dropped was so surreal. Everything seemed to move so slow. He couldn't believe it had been ten years since that day. Everything about it was still so fresh in his mind.:APH:. 9 11 10 Years4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The smoke circled the air, blotting out the blue sky in a dark haze of agony. People were in panic, screaming and scattering about the streets. America held onto the rails of the balcony of the apartment he was staying in. The intense pain the radiating from his head was excruciating. The blood dripped from his left temple, warm as it slid down the left side of his face. The two gashes were deep and burning immensely. He was confused and disoriented. His vision blurred as he focused on the towers. Both in smoke as the people screamed.
"What " he uttered, "What's happening?"
The earth rumbled as the towers collapsed to the ground. All of th
Character BuilderHello, there! This is a list of genres, species, personalities, etc. To create a character for sketching or concepts when you have artist's block Or if you want to create a new OCCharacter Builder1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
My only requirement for using this is to favorite it and link your creations in the comments. I would love to see and favorite what people have made using this! =^-^=
Crediting would be nice too.
How to use:
There are no rules when it comes to creating a character. You can get a random number generator and for each category you spin a random number and that's the genre, gender, species, etc. Or you can simply look though them and just pick out what you want or like. You can use this however you want. If you don't like something, take it out of the list or you don't like a category, skip it.
There are a few class names (thief, assassin, prince, psycho) Those are only class names, just because you got it does not mean the character has to