How to Write FanfictionHow to Write Fanfiction in 100 Easy Steps
1) Write a story about your favorite book/movie/play/TV show, starring your favorite characters in situations of your devising. This is called fanficiton.
2) Gloat. It's almost as good—no, better!—than the real thing. The original author/creator/director should hire you to do their job for them!
3) Discover FanFiction.net. Feel unoriginal for a moment, then console yourself that no one's fanfiction could possibly be as good as yours.
4) Browse fics from your favorite book/movie/play/show. Read a few at random.
5) Die a little inside seeing the way fourteen-year-old writers molest the characters of your beloved fandom and the English language in general (even if you are fourteen yourself).
6) Be glad your fics aren't that terrible. Make all haste in posting your own, taking care to check the grammar and spelling along the way.
7) Submit your fic. Feel benevolent for nobly sharing your genius with these talentless wretches.
8) Check for reviews e
In Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal AbuseIn Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal AbuseIn Defense of Gaga: Stop the Matricidal Abuse3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Lady Gaga: She's probably one of the most polarizing pop culture figures of our day. To some, she's nothing more than a fame hound or a sign of the Christian apocalypse, to others, she's the reason they are still alive. I am on the latter half of that spectrum. Countless times she has came through my speakers, pulled me by my hair and out of the funk I was in. I am a proud Little Monster.
I really hate people who post rude comments about Lady Gaga. I know she's not everyone's cup of tea, but don't be rude! She is a person just like you with feelings. She may not see what you said about her, but you still look like an ass. People are biased against her. Why does Nicki Minaj get away with her own antics and Gaga doesn't? I haven't heard of Minaj charitable actions. Some even think you're stupid and/or have bad taste because you like Lady Gaga. We've been bullied by our peers enough, thank you very much. It's not just the homosexual
A guide to DeviantArt popularityAlright. I've actually planned on this article for weeks now. A little too long maybe. But now I feel I can't let it sit in a folder on my computer unfinished and take up space. It has to come out, especially after having read an article about something similar, but written in such an arrogant manner.A guide to DeviantArt popularity6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So many people come to this community. Some just to browse, and most come here to have a place to display their artwork and get feedback. Many want to be "popular". But honestly, what does that mean? Lots of attention, favorites, watchers, and what everyone seems to want and think their art deserves, a Daily Deviation feature? Some go as far as to attack and belittle other artists for having more pageviews than them, or getting more comments. Is that what the word "popularity" means? I think that word is misunderstood and misused.
Here are a few simple suggestions/steps that will help you become a better fellow deviant, get more attention and increase your popularity:
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
How to Write a Story Chapter 2How to Write a StoryHow to Write a Story Chapter 24 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Hello once again, future 'Mark Twain's and 'J. K. Rowling's for a brand new installment of the hit tutorial How to Write a Story! My first tutorial was such a hit, and I have grown so much as an author myself, that I was inspired to write up a second tutorial that you all might appreciate. In this new and improved tutorial, we are going to go in depth into Characters and their development. As a note, a character's development generally deals with how a character reacts according to the plot line, so Plot is important in this tutorial.
In the first tutorial, I gave you a few tools to help you with character and plot. I told you about writing a summary paragraph of the overall plot of the story, a safety net really, to help you avoid writer's block and to help give you a road map towards your goal of the story's end. I also gave you a tip on sneaking in your character descriptions instead of bluntly and blandly writing out para
A Wonderful PoemTwas the night before this oneA Wonderful Poem3 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
But me and my mouse
A page here and a page there
Away I did click
Searching for pictures
Of adorable chicks
I wanted some pictures
Just one or two
But quickly the numbers rose
And that still would not do
I scowered Sankaku
Looking left and right
I could look for hours
I could stay up all night!
But slowly I grew weary
As the hentai did rise
It rose higher and higher
It coated my eyes
With pictures of cute girls
Most barely dressed
I found them adorable
I thought them the best!
But still I saved more
Putting them in a folder
To send them to friends
Getting bolder and bolder
Occasionally I found
Something cute on my screen
And that too I saved
Loving them to smithereens!
And as all the ecchi
Slowly filled my hard drive
I thought to myself
"It's great to be alive"
Because with all these cute girls
I could want nothing more
I love them so much
I want them galore!
Over one hundred pictures
I did soon acquir
Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.EDIT 3: Like this? Want to share? You can on Tumblr: http://vaselinecats.tumblr.com/post/31962300935/trigger-warning-for-awesome-comebacks I am working on a series called TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME! that I will be uploading there. This journal is part one.Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: I will update this a little and spread it around.
EDIT: I get a lot of good material so I may just be updating this regularly.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME!
"Get a life."
This one would only work if you were trying to insult a dead person. May work on zombies and emo kids.
"Yeah, you keep thinking that."
This will work on zombies. It makes them feel like shit so it could count as a blow. They have no brains. This is why they want yours.
"Learn to spell."
This is good for when you are confronting a really bad wizard or when you have nothing better to say. I reccomend it in moderation.
"You're just a hater."
It's always valid. Always. Everyone hates somethin
Love Is...Love isLove Is...6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The stroke of a soft cheek.
The sound of anothers heart beat.
The feeling of their hair in your hands.
The brush of fingers against their back.
The telling of secrets and stories.
The apology of a hidden lie.
The pair of lips pressed against a scar.
The sight of watching them sleep.
The softness of their voice.
The warmth of being held close
The sharing of an ice cream cone.
The quilt around two cold bodies.
The caring of their aching cough.
The confession of ones feelings.
The shakiness as they kneel.
The box with the ring inside.
Diary of a Weeaboo ThemeEnglish Lyrics:Diary of a Weeaboo Theme3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The name is Niji. Don't wear it out!
It means RAINBOW.
The stars are bright on the planet
Of the crazy WEEABOO.
Pronounce it right!
I pronounce it right!
My BEST FRIEND is Ai! We're WEEABOOS.
I hate that Claire!
Listen to Miku on the planet
Of the crazy WEEABOO.
Claire thinks she is so smart,
Buying Naruto plushies like me,
But she only speaks Chinese and English,
So she is no friend of me.
She reads manga backwards,
She's really not that smart,
But she spent all that money on DEATH NOTE,
I sure wonder what she wants!
BAKAS! BAKAS EVERYWHERE, DESU!
Pronounce it right!
I pronounce it right!
Tsuki no Hikari has betrayed me so badly.
They aren't even Japanese.
Where does a WEEABOO go to eat?
RAMEN PARADISE?! WHERE?
Seh-kaiiiiiii deh, eechi-bahn, OH-HEEMEE SAHMAH!
Namae wa nijidesu. Sore o chakuyō shinaide!
Sore wa REINBOO o imi suru.
COPPA: Bad For KidsCOPPA: Bad For Kids4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
COPPA: Bad For Kids
Version: 1.0.0 STABLE (1.0.0)
Development Status: Production
Description: COPPA is unconstitutional! It doesn't deserve to exist! Here is a basic-level explanation about why COPPA is a poor United States law.
Note: This is a research paper that Deltik made for his AP Computer Science class.
COPPA: BAD FOR KIDS
Children don't have rights! A United States history instructor, Lori Holmes, was unable to list a single right for citizens under the age of 18 years. Preliminarily, Holmes suggested that "children have the right of protection," but rights could be given up; protection can not be given up. Protection for children is a requirement in the United States.1
The Internet is filled with a myriad of places that collect personal information. People register to Web sites all the time. There
A How To on Writing FanfictionA How To on Writing Fanfiction7 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
How To Write - And Love ItDarling Mionette'sHow To Write - And Love It5 years ago in Writing More Like This
How to Begin To Write
Welcome to my tutorial on how to start writing. This tutorial isn't going to teach you the rules of grammar, or punctuation. Let's face it there is a plethora of such tutorials already out there. Instead, this tutorial is going to teach you the tools you can use to get a head start on writing.
You Are a Writer
First things first: acknowledge that you are already a writer. What? You're not? You could have fooled me. Let's face it; from the moment we're born, we're unwittingly taught to become writers. Language is one of the first tools we learn, and along with that, story telling. You may have never sat down and written a full-length novel, but I assure you, you are a writer.
Throw Out Your How-To Guides
The first thing you should do when you want to begin writing is throw out every dictionary, thesaurus, and writing guide you've ever owned. (Well put it away anyhow). I've found that one of the bigg
HOW TO ROLEPLAY.SO, YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST ROLEPLAYER EVARRR??!11?HOW TO ROLEPLAY.5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
HOW TO HAVE THE BEST ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE EVAR BY DAIOH--SAKURA AT DEVIANTART.COM.
DESCRIPTION: How to become a veteran roleplayer and general Jesus of RP.
You like roleplay, maybe. You go to forums on teh awesomest sites evar to play epic shit like Ninja High School as Naruto Uzumakis long-lost little sister, or Cat Boy Forest where you are a cat boy. In a forest.
Ever join a room and have nobody talk to you? Fill out tons of profiles and never get an acceptance message? Or--worst of all--get BOOTED or KICKED from the chat??!
If the answer to any of those questions are YES, take a look in the mirror son/hot stuff/baby because chances are; you are a TERRIBLE RP-er. Dont cry. Everyone sucks for a while, especially when they just start out.
Some players read the rules that the Nazi Generals AKA the mod
HeliopolisYou flew too close to the sun my friend.Heliopolis3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'll tell you a secret. We worshipped
the sultry burn of liquid wax.
Praised how it dripped with the callous
uncertainty of a blood transfusion.
A candle light vigil plus an orgy.
It's always summer in the hell you made for me.
The sheer cold of sixty five degrees drove me mad.
All I can see are clay skinned women nursing
their babes with odious and bitter sweat.
Not even the devil would come
for a visit to this blistered land.
Fail me the way man failed to define evil.
It was my fault for putting the match in your hand,
God's fault for giving the Angels wings, and
your fault for being born on the wrong world.
The Symphony of The Deaf'There is no such thing as a true love story,' sighed the girl, 'There is only tragedy or farce.'The Symphony of The Deaf3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her friend looked up sceptically, 'You've been reading too much Shakespeare,' he said.
'No...' she murmured, 'I've been watching too much of the real world.'
The boy stood up, and began to pace, 'Reality is a lie, it's an overly used and neglected cliché of a half truth. To find the lovers you so clearly seek, you have to turn to something more obscure...'
It was the girl's turn to look doubting, 'More obscure...?'
'More obscure,' pointed out the boy, 'But more true. Look at the sea and the sky, they have never been parted. Every day they mirror each other's emotions from speckled pink innocence to a bloody red lustfulness. The two of them are locked in a continual embrace... have you ever seen a more well suited couple?'
'And yet they have such spiteful, growling arguments,' the girl fiercely objected, 'The sea lashes out and abu
Coloring CONTEST!!So maiyouka was kind enough to lend us her lines for this contest!! I want to give her a huge THANK YOU! I love these lines & I hope you guys do too!Coloring CONTEST!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, so contest is pretty dang simple! Download those gorgeous lines and initiate coloring! Make sure to read the rules below!
Running from June 15, 2012 to July 15, 2012
A detailed Chibi request from landiddy
A full-body digital drawing request from mercury-mars
A special feature in Give-Me-Color Journal
A llama badge! from Reign05 & Elphaba-Rose & crochetamommy & JadeDragonne
[Bullet; Orange] A simple Chibi request from landiddy
[Bullet; Orange] A chibi request from mercury-mars
[Bullet; Orange] A special feature in Give-Me-Color Journal
[Bullet; Orange] A llama badge! from :devrei
Society's feat.When childhood memories go running away.Society's feat.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you've grown up, and it's not ok to live off your dreams you once held so dear.
The innocent times, we all seem to cherish.
When is it ok to live them again?
Society looks down on us, for trying to return to those times.
For trying to live a life filled with innocence, but we find joy in killing this thing callled
Or maybe that's just me.
Purity is gone by the time the clock strikes twelve, or maybe sooner.
We cannot tell anymore..
The media filling our thoughts, with images that haunt our nights.
With fate around the corner, to rape us of the childhood,
to kill it.
Kill our joy.
But, there is nothing we can do.
For the fact is, everyone becomes human at one point.
It's something nobody sadly, can change.
Southern Hospitality"No mom, I'm fine, really." I insisted, balancing the phone between my cheek and my shoulder as I lifted another cardboard box.Southern Hospitality3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Nicole, I'm feeling very uneasy about this. I mean, a young girl, alone in a big house out in the country. Why couldn't Dexter be there tonight?"
I sighed, setting the box on the floor by my feet. "He's got one more meeting tomorrow morning, and then he's on the first flight to Georgia. I'm okay for one night, I promise. All I have to do is get my last two boxes in from the car, and I'm in for the night. Okay?"
"Well, okay. But just promise me to lock all the doors, and all the windows. It's a big house. I'd feel better if I knew you were completely safe."
I nodded, immediately feeling stupid when I realized she couldn't see me.
It was a pretty big house.
Dexter had insisted that when we were finally married, we would live in a big house in the country. This was all fine and dandy, minus the fact he was gone four out of seven days on
I WonderOften I wonderI Wonder4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I'm "better"
What will I write about?
My pain drapes my life
With a dark inspiration
One that never runs dry.
When I'm happy
Will I find inspiration
In other places?
What will I do
When I'm actually happy?
Will anybody enjoy
My happy works of art?
Will everyone still think
I'm have at least a little talent?
Or do they only enjoy
The poison I drip out of my veins
Onto the paper?
The Last DetentionI've spent too many years sittingThe Last Detention3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the back of a classroom.
We see thousands of chalkboard faces
in the evening haze of rush hour traffic.
The nicest days of the year always happen
when our Teachers give us detention.
We can't be trusted to punish ourselves.
Grab a stick of chalk and begin.
100 times- I will not cheat on my husband.
100 times- I will not miss my nephew's soccer game so I can drink alone.
100 times- I will not leave smaller tips for the older, less attractive waitresses.
100 times- I will finally get the courage to kiss her tonight.
100 times- I will tell him it is over if he hits me again.
100 times- I will not be weak.
100 times- I will notice the sky today.
100 times- I will invite the widow in 5A to Christmas Dinner.
100 times- I will call my sister.
100 times- I will learn the difference between what is worth fighting for and what isn't.
100 times- I will ask my co worker how he is doing and actually care.
100 times- I will do more than just get by.
What if there
HumilityThe library was cold, musty and dry. It was dark as a bat's wing. It was a big space. That much the only living soul to enter it for the past three hundred years could tell. The library was a large chamber. And it was dead.Humility3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The torch he held illuminated little but the floor tiles at his feet. He did not need light though to see that there were no books on the empty shelves all around the room. He did not need light to know with a sudden certainty what he would find.
"No books. No wisdom."
The first words of a human being in three centuries rang around the vaulted library like a clear bell. The tread of the old Assassin across the vast stone cold space was loud, disturbing the peace of this sanctum.
"Just you, Fratello mio."
A chair sat in the middle of the library. It was the only furniture here besides the bookcases. Due to the dryness of the past three centuries the chair was still intact, upholstery and all. But . This was no throne. This was no council chair from which a wise
ResearchSome writers frequently delete browsing history.Research2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
How To Write For villainsVillains the best staple of any adventure book, in my opinion. Whether it is a simple rival of our hero, or a sadist hell-bent on destroying humanity, they are almost always enjoyable to write for unless you go for the annoying jackass kind that always seems to win and remains incredibly smug about it, those are the villains that we hate.How To Write For villains4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In my time on the internetz, I've often found great pieces of literature sullied due to the fact that the villain was misrepresented. Sure, it is interesting to create a mad scientist or something incredibly creepy like Slenderman, but there are certain ways to write for them that just heightens the creepiness, coolness, or annoyingness depending on the villain type. So, I've decided to create a little guide on how I write for villains. This is not the "correct way" to write for villains, nor is it the "ONLY way", it's just the way I use.
What type of villain? There are many different types of villains. There is your comic b
Tips on Writing ProseLately, I've been noticing a disappointingly large number of people out there on deviantART who call themselves "writers", but are surprisingly clueless when it comes to honestly and clearly conveying a story in prose. In an effort to give them a hand up (and perhaps to reach out to other writers frustrated with our increasingly text message-happy culture), I am compiling a list of tips I think every writer should know.Tips on Writing Prose4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I won't pretend that I know everything on the subject (since I don't), but I've been told I'm a pretty decent writer, and I think I do sufficiently know my way around the English language. These tips won't automatically make you a good writer, but they're certainly good things to keep in mind as you write. These aren't rules, but hints.
As you can imagine, this list will very much be a work in progress, as there is plenty of information that hasn't been covered here and might be added later. Feel free to drop back in later to see if I've added anything new.
Be nice to me, I have cancer.Be nice to me, I have cancer.Be nice to me, I have cancer.6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
I wince and glance around at everyone around me. A few curious eyes glance at my mother, trying to be surreptitious but the greedy look in their eyes lets me know they want to hear more. I sigh and duck my head a bit, moving closer to my mom and mumbling beneath my breath, Please, dont do this right here, right now; cant it wait until were in the car?
Why should it? she challenges back at me. Be nice to me. I. Have. Cancer. She says it loudly, and more heads turn to stare at me. I blush and look up at my mothers bald head. Wisps of hair try to shine through, but it doesnt do much but make her look like a sad, pitiful lion. The hair is a silky blond color. Her original hair color was black. I wonder how her hair managed to change color, and I wonder if the radiation had anything to do with it, or maybe my mom had just been dying her hair before then without l