Character Creation TutorialCharacter creation is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an artist or writer. This is where creativity can truly thrive as a person's imagination shines at its brightest as they form an image of a character that they find special. No matter what kind of art interests a person, characters tend to bring the depth needed to hook the viewer is looking for so that they can focus on the visual or literary piece.Character Creation Tutorial6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Anyone can create at least one character if they put their mind to it. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your own character(s) that you may enjoy for as long as you wish.
Why make a character?
As previously stated, a character serves high importance in creating a memorable piece of art. Of course, this is not always the case, but that varies depending on the genre that you, the artist or writer, specialize in. Character creation is also an effective way to keep the creative juices in the brain flowing as
The Story of Harry PooterThe Story of Harry Pooter10 years ago in Humor More Like This
Harry Pooter and the Supery Glowy Thing
By: Nellie and Chester
Okay, so once upon a time, there was some little fellow named Harry. It's WEIRD that he'd be named that, seeing that he isn't sorta as hairy as you'd think he'd be with a name like that. Anyways, he spent his days living in a shoe… in a zoo! With his only living relatives, who were really mean zoo janitors! Wait, no, they were car salesmen! NO! They were NEWS ANCHORMEN! (dun dun dunnn)
Harry always had something weird about him though, a strange mark that would never go away… that was his HUGE-MONGOUS AFRO! Nobody knew how it got there… or WHY it was there…. But uh… it was there. Creepy, no?
One day he got a letter with a seal on it. After sending the seal back to the Arctic, he opened the letter. Before he could read it, though, it was SNATCHED from his grubby lil' nubs by his Uncle Stinky. "SHIM-SHAM-BALAMM!" He shouted, his angry face turning as red as an orange.
Harry never saw that letter again. I think his uncle musta
White GlovesWhite Gloves7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Missing: White Gloves
The morning sunlight was shining through the window of the rather large office, illuminating the wooden desk that sat nearest the window in the middle of the room. There were some papers spread out across the desk, as though somebody was in the middle of reading reports and then left suddenly, without warning. The desk chair was vacant, pushed to the side carelessly, confirming the hurried departure.
The blond boy that was sitting in front of the vacant desk leaned back, sighing a little impatiently as his chair creaked. He flipped through the little red covered report he held tightly in his hands. There was another desk in the room, a blond woman with her hair pulled up shifted in her chair, glancing over at the boy, watching him silently for a spell. He sighed again, running his fingers through his light bangs and then resting his elbow on the chair arm with his head against the palm of his hand. He caught sight of the woman watching him, turning his head
Riku Snippet for MangaKatA SNIPPET TO A FANFIC THAT DOESN'T HAVE A NAME (as far as I'm aware, anyway)Riku Snippet for MangaKat10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Riku hadn't even heard the front door open, as he was so engrossed in the book. He didn't hear the door open, he didn't hear the heavy footsteps---in fact, he might not have noticed the intruder at all if he hadn't heard that infinitely familiar "Hnnn…" noise that Cid made when he was either very disappointed or very irritated. Riku was jerked from his thoughts with a snap that was almost audible; he looked up at the man looming above him and felt his stomach drop out in horrified surprise.
Cid, his adopted father and former boss, was towering over him, hands on his hips, with an expression that was nothing short of thunderous. The Gummi mechanic seemed more annoyed than angry, and more surprised than shocked---Riku would have thought that his recent cold-shoulder attitude and obviously changed body would have incited at least a little anger and shock.
"Riku!" Cid bellowed, half in admoni
Scruffy DearestScruffy Dearest8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Scruffy, why is it that you cannot even complete the simplest of tasks on time?" Franziska said, sounding thoroughly annoyed.
Detective Gumshoe was carrying a few pieces of evidence from the case that Franziska von Karma had just finished prosecuting and a stack of files related to the case, and was carefully trying to balance it all in his arms.
"I'm sorry Miss von Karma, but with all the errands you had me running today — " Gumshoe suddenly cut off on his sentence when he saw Franziska raise the whip she was holding above her head and snap it.
He tried to shy away from her a little when he saw the expression on her face, but that was hard to do with what he had in his arms, so he just ended up stumbling a little and almost dropping everything he was holding. Franziska found herself smirking at Gumshoe's reaction and she lowered her whip.
This addictionThis addiction10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This is my addiction
This is my need
This is what I do
I get angry
I get sad
I get depressed
And I turn to the one thing
That's always there
The one thing
That seems to bring comfort
That seems to let me know
That I am alive
That I can still feel
That I'm not numb
That I still hurt
That I still bleed
That glints in the sunlight
That sends hot pain
As it's dragged across my wrist
Across my arm
That sting that lets me know
Your still here
Still in this fucked up life
I'm alive right
At least I think I am
I don't really know anymore
So I keep cutting
Trying to figure that out
So I must be alive
My heart can still be torn
So I must be alive
I don't know
Maybe I should check
As it falls on the floor
Yup there's that bit of pain
Covering up the cuts
What if someone sees
PMDU: Explorers Guild App Team Sun FistEXPLORERS GUILD: Sun-FistPMDU: Explorers Guild App Team Sun Fist8 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Date Joined: June 3rd 2014
Current Funds: 4 St
-Characteristic: Highly Curious
Gender: Female Age: 13
Strength: 3 Agility: 4
Intelligence: 0 Charisma: 3 (+2)
Total Points Left: 0/10
Type Bonus: [Fire] -> [Charisma]
-2 golden piercings
Two golden half earrings that hug around Sun-Sun's right ear
(See accessory customization app)
Species: Pancham (shiny)
-Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning
Gender: Male Age: 14
Ability: Iron Fist
Strength: 3 (+2) Ag
Forbidden Love - l33tg4m3rHow fair you are, my admiration hidesForbidden Love - l33tg4m3r10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
inside your tender clasp of careful grace.
Our sacred time, though brief, of countless tides
outshines the lonely grief of countless pace.
And I, your slave, am bound your myriad cares
and faithful am I, tend to all aspire.
All moral braved, but only simple dare,
and challenged, though all consequences dire.
And through, but faith alone, do I but walk
unhidden from the scalding sin of shame;
my constant fear, my blinded guilt, still haunts
the days that I still yet have left to tame.
But lo, my love will last the day until
I pass; and I will love forever still.
Fiery Prince InfernapeXLopunnyFiery Prince InfernapeXLopunny2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lopunny X Infernape
"Alexa! Come on I want to show you something!" My trainer called me as I was picking berries from a tree. The sun was high in the sky and it was a very warm day.
"Coming!" I called back and raced towards my trainer with the berries stacked in the basket.
I arrived at our house with the rest of the team sat around our trainer who was holding a pokeball in her hand.
I sat next to Leo and his little face looked up and smiled at me, lovingly.
"Hey Alexa, are you okay?" Leo was a bright, happy Britzle and everyone (including me) wondered why he had a crush on a Buneary. I liked him, he was a very sweet, relaxed pokemon and we became very close as friends.
Our leader, Molly the shiny Glaceon, looked our way as the Blitzle talked to me and smiled.
Me and Molly were close and she was the one who told me Leo fancied me but I just laughed and shrugged it off.
"Okay guys, we have a new member to the team!"
Jasper the Ducklett jumped up and down in joy at the news of a new team
Banette's Playroom (pkmn inanimate transformation)Two young Pokémon trainers stood outside of an old abandoned Hoenn mansion after they road their bikes there. A taller girl with a ponytail sticking out the left side of her red head named Misty, and a shorter brunette girl named Green whom had her hair cascading down to her waist. The mansion was worn and weathered with only a fence to keep out the world.Banette's Playroom (pkmn inanimate transformation)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Misty looked unsure "Are you sure that we should go here?"
Green scoffed, "I know there aren't any water pokémon in there, but there could be ghosts. I want to try to catch a ghost pokémon. They look so cool!"
Misty shook her head with distain, "I hate ghost types."
Green turned around her face aghast, "Well, don't look now, but there's a Duskull right behind you!"
Misty jumped twenty feet into the air hiding behind Green fully intending to sacrifice her friend to the ghost.
Green giggled, "Just kidding."
Misty gave her disgruntled but playful push. Green touched the gate that creaked open at the slightest touch. She looked to Misty
As The Heart Crumbles_Ep4Episode 4As The Heart Crumbles_Ep43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Catey eagerly set the table for the early dinner she was preparing for her parents. They had both promised to get off work extra early so that they could all spend the rest of the day together as a family, for once. Even if it was for only one evening, Catey was still very excited for this opportunity.
So, to begin the night of togetherness, she would greet them with the delicious aroma of the little meatloaf she cooked, with a side of cheesy baked potatoes and boiled carrots. She couldn't cook as well her father, but she had still done her best! She wanted to surprise them with one of the few meals she could cook all by herself.
And afterward, she'd want to take them on a walk to her favorite spot at the park, to gaze at the night's full moon in the beautifully clear sky, the moonlight mystically glistening off of the little fountain's water with a soft glow. Catey smiled
Birthday Suits - SoRiku, KH2The first time Riku ever saw Sora naked was not how anyone would have expected.Birthday Suits - SoRiku, KH25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They were both eighteen, and had dated for two years, their relationship still going strong. But Sora was a rather impulsive person, and Riku knew this well. So when his brunette boyfriend declared that he wanted to learn another language, Riku thought it would just be a passing phase.
When choosing a language to learn, Sora was too indecisive, so he asked Riku to help with the decision. Riku chose French, jokingly saying that, "If I speak dirty to you in French, it will sound somewhat romantic, and therefore I won't sound like as much of a perve."
Of course, he hadn't actually searched anything he considered immature like that. And that also was not the reason why, despite the fact he could only count up to twenty in French, he had learnt how to say sixty-nine.
Yeah, it was totally innocent, right?
But the weird business started on the morning of their two year anniversary, when they were in the loc
Motherly Love - Riolu TFIt was a quiet, early spring morning in Jubilife City. The town was unusually busy this time of the year. This was due to the fact that trainers from the Unova region were making their way through Sinnoh, bringing new Pokémon with them to impress everyone. A few of the trainers even stopped by the Trainer's School. Even though they didn't really need any nw training, some of them always wanted to check the facilites that Sinnoh had to offer. Speaking of Trainer's School, this story revolves around a little kid who is currently taking courses there, and how his life would be forever changed from this day on.Motherly Love - Riolu TF4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
In a house near the outskirts of the city, a young boy was waking up from his sleep. Well as much sleep as he could get anyway, as for the last hour or so the only sounds that he heard was of his parents continious arguing. It was pretty much the story of poor 12 year old Mark's life. The relationship that they had had been somewhat rocky, even before they moved to Jubilife, th
your sideHe watches them walking, hand in hand, smiling at each other.your side9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sora is smiling at her—at Kairi—the way Riku wishes he would smile at him.
The way he might be smiling at him, if Riku hadn't been so blindly desperate—so stupid—to take any way off Destiny Islands he could get.
A tear slips down his frowning face as Sora places an arm around Kairi's shoulder. Riku can feel the arm around his shoulder, he wants so badly to be in his friend's place. He wants so badly for him to be the one Sora is holding and laughing with.
But his foray into the darkness has ruined any chance he might have had. Even if Sora might have wanted a relationship with him before, he wouldn't now. Riku is dark and dirty; Sora is so clean and pure. Someone like Sora could never want someone like him.
So, he watches them. And he wishes that he could be Kairi and share Sora's closeness.
Silver hair obscures his view as he looks down, weep
Battle of the Coordinators: Chapter 1A slender female Banette rolled over after yet another night with putting up with another restless night with fighting her Insomnia, yet her eyes were closed. She had figured that maybe if she pretended to be asleep that maybe her mind will believe it and she actually will fall asleep. Unfortunately Ebony would not have a chance to test her theory because she had ended up rolling over in the sun’s direction, causing the light to force open the banette’s eyes, only to end up looking straight at the face of a shiny Chandelure.Battle of the Coordinators: Chapter 11 year ago in Scraps More Like This
Ebony let out an ear-splitting scream, startling awake a Froslass, an Umbreon, A Zoroark, A shiny Gothitelle, and of course a white-haired girl who jolted upward as if awakening from a nightmare.
“WHAT HAPPENED?!” The girl shouted in a startled tone. Her deep blue eyes widened like a deerling in the headlights.
Ebony clenched her fist as it became shrouded in a black haze before it collided with the Chandelure’s face and the force was
Syringe AddictionI never understood why people did it. In this day and age, people didn't have extra money to throw away, so I knew that wasn't it. I couldn't see any other reason. It was just stupid to do. I hated it with all my heart. I want to kill all the people who thought of it. Did they intend to ruin everyone else's life? But why? Was it fun?Syringe Addiction5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
If that was why they did it, they were sick bastards. I didn't think it was fun at all. I wanted to tear my heart out because of it. I cried myself to sleep because of it. Was this why they did it? Just to see people like me cry?
And I knew it happened again the moment I walked in to the room. The dense air gave it away, the tension and sweat. But I didn't hurry to see if it was true. I was afraid of what I would see. If he was even still alive. It was what I always feared.
"Just keep breathing." Was what I always said, but I never knew if it was for him or me. I just needed to get through this patch with him, right? But I wasn't sure if we could make it t
Mr. GreenchYou're a mean one Mr. GreenchMr. Greench3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a Quilboar,
And as charming as a Dreadlord,
You're a bad DPS,
Only pulling 10k!
You're a monster, Mr. Greench!
Your heart's the Dark Portal.
Your brain is full of Silithids.
You've got a debuff in your soul,
I wouldn't touch you
With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot Polearm!
You're a vile one, Mr. Greench!
You have Imps in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness,
Of a seasick Crocolisk, Mr Greench!
Given the choice between you.
I'd take the seasick Crocolisk!
You're a foul one, Mr. Greench!
You're a nasty wasty Ghoul!
Your heart is full of broken gear.
Your soul is full junk, Mr. Greench!
Three words describe you and I quote:
"Illadin, Arthas, Deathwing!"
You're a rotter, Mr. Greench!
You're the king of Overpowered Paladins!
Your hearts a dead Lasher,
Splotched with moldy black spots, Mr. Greench!
Your soul is an appalling dump heap,
Overflowing with the most disgraceful,
Phantom of the Opera ParodyPhantom of the Opera ParodyPhantom of the Opera Parody8 years ago in Humor More Like This
Auctioneer: Old haunted theater crap? Let's sell it to the general public!
Old Raul: This flashback/future event is really confusing me. I think I need to splurge on that creepy antique monkey. It's on sale!
Old Meg: I'll fight you for it! You wanna take this outside old man?
Old Raul: No! That piece of foreshadowing is a memoir of the dude who stole my girlfriend and tried to kill me! Gimme!
Old Meg: 'kay. But only because you're the one of the pitied bishounen of this movie.
Old Raul: Yay! And now I'm gonna retreat into my emo slump and stroke my monkey.
Monkey: Stop that.
Old Meg: How come we're the only ones at this auction?
Auctioneer: Is it just me, or is it ironic that the object of your most painful memories is numbered 666? Any who…gentlemen!
Stagehand #1: Dude, I think the auctioneer just looked at me with his lazy eye…
Stagehand #2: Hey, aren't we supposed to be revealing the creepy chandelier and starting the outrageously awesome music score or s
A rant on fangirlsYou know what pisses me off?A rant on fangirls7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
They ruined yaoi for me completely. Now I can't say "yaoi" without someone thinking I'm rabid like they are. It's annoying. I like slash. I love slash. I actually prefer slash. But those Mary Sues who slash anything with a dick are giving us sane fans a bad name.
Because they're afraid of their own vaginas (BOO! I said the v-word. Vagina vagina vagina! Go tell your mommies now.) all women must be whiny little bitches and whores who try to rip the smexy troo luv of the two main men apart. Yes, Kairi haters, I mean you. And that's not even just in the yaoi section. Hello Het fangirls, get the fuck back here, you're just as guilty. Can you say Lyn/Eliwood and Ninian/Eliwood? Yeah, I thought you could. The sad thing is that they're actually convinced that this is how the character acts in cannon and go far out of their way to bash them relentlessly.
Usually, the grammar is atrocious.
YKYROWLWYKYROWLW9 years ago in Humor More Like This
You know you’re really obsessed with LABYRINTH when…
1) Someone mentions it, or about mazes, and you get all dreamy-eyed thinking of the King.
2) You OD on peaches, hoping to hallucinate about a ballroom.
3) When someone wants Japanese for dinner, you shout, “OH, MY ACHING SUSHI!”
4) You spend hours at the costume jewelry shop, thinking about what Hoggle would like.
5) Then you get kicked out for being a lunatic because you innocently inquired about a watch with 13 numbers on it.
6) When someone forgets to take out the trash or change baby’s diaper, you politely remind them by screaming, “SMELL BAD!”
7) Every time your brother (or sister) gets annoying and/or loud, you say, “I wish the goblins would come and take you away. Right NOW!”
8) You write so much fanfic and send so much e-mail about LABYRINTH and its King that your computer explodes.
9) The “keep out” sign on your room is a copy of Sir Didymus’ oath.
Paper ManPaper ManPaper Man6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mr. Paper loved Ms. Scissors
together they danced until the break of dawn
but Mr. Paper was unaware
that to Ms. Scissors
he was a disposable pawn
so Mr. Paper took no notice
his sharp edged woman
filled his paper heart with joy
while Ms. scissors played along
until she got tired of her toy
now mr. paper is always folded
walking with his paper heart in shreds
while ms. scissors is free to dance
and sleep in other paper beds
I wanted to be...I wanted to beI wanted to be...8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my parents pride and joy.
That dream shot me in the back.
I wanted to be
the best friend I could.
But love stabbed me through the heart.
I wanted to be
the best at something.
But jealosy ate away my hands.
I wanted to be
Now I'm nothing of the sort.
This Video Should Be BannedYes, This Video Should Be Banned.This Video Should Be Banned6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
2-19-09 to 2-21-09.
The stupidity of the general public never ceases to amaze me. A few minutes before I started writing this, I watched the dumbest video I've ever seen. It's called "Should This Video Be Banned? YOU DECIDE!". I say yes, it should be fucking banned because I find it highly offensive. Not because of its religious blasphemy, but because it insults my intelligence. It's composed of a scene from the movie Zeitgeist and text that the poster threw in. The video starts with a message saying "research everything stated in this video to confirm for yourself that it is indeed the truth".
Now let me explain something: if you are about to make something up, an easy way to convince idiots to believe you is to tell them to research it, because you know they won't. They will assume that since you're challenging them to do the rese