A Writer's Guide to Adoption and Foster CareImagine you’re sitting in a small room shared with other kids. Some are older, some are younger. The beds aren’t all that great, you get fed but it’s not exactly a warm family meal like you see in movies, and you don’t always get the attention you really want or need. Those around you are busy doing their own thing and the adults have to take care of each kid, not just you. Suddenly, one day, a miracle has happened. You’re told that you’re going to be adopted. You feel nervous and excited. Who are the parents? Will you finally have a good home? But at the same time, you’re scared. What if they don’t like you? You meet your new parents, and after mutual liking and agreements, papers are signed and you’re on your way to your new home. You might feel one of three things:More Like This
A. Willing to accept your new family and act like you’ve been their kid from the start
B. Have a hard time adjusting and might feel anxious and resentment for a
Language Creation Pt. 1Language Creation Pt. 1: Cultural EmphasisMore Like This
All information given in this tutorial is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge but I do not claim to be the “be all, end all” in language creation. Everything I know about language creation was taught to me by my anthropological linguistics professor.
Before we begin I would like to point out that I will not be teaching you how to create your writing system until the very end of the tutorial, if at all. This tutorial will be mostly comprised of the speaking part of a language which always comes before the writing system.
Part 1 Section 1: Introduction
So here you are. You’re a budding author trying to create your own language for the very first time or maybe you already have something in the works and are basing your language around English or whatever your native language happens to be with a few words here and there and a pretty writing system. Well, I’m h
DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah BradleyDon't go to art schoolMore Like This
The traditional approach is failing us. It's time for a change.
I'VE HAD IT.
I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won't do it. Unless you're given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money.
I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. I'm not some flaky, disgruntled art graduate, either. I have a quite successful career, thankyouverymuch.
But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. Graduates are woefully ill-prepared for the realities of being professional artists and racked with obscene amounts of debt. By their own estimation, the cost of a four year education at RISD is $245,816. As way