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dA Guide: Text Formatting
This is just a quick text formatting guide for dA. My goal was to make a simple html guide for easy reference.  Please PAY ATTENTION to where the codes WILL and WILL NOT work!  (Certain codes won't work in comments and deviation descriptions, no matter how hard you try.)  :'D
 
I provided "working examples," which might make the codes easier to understand because you can see them in action. (Keep in mind that when you type html tags, the effects won't be visible until AFTER you hit "Preview" on your comment, journal, etc. I only made them visible for the purpose of demonstration.) Enjoy!!!
 

The following codes can be used in
comments, deviation descriptions, journals, and profile page widgets.


This will make bold text.
This will also make bold text.
This will make italicized text.
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Help! I have a Mary Sue!
You know that you have a Mary Sue when she upsets the monochromatic color scheme of my Writer's Guides.
Mouse over blue text to see a note.
Internet communities often lash out at writers who create Mary Sues. Declaring the writing to be below their standards, they proceed to punish the creators. They mock the characters, verbally abuse the writers, and write hyperbolically about how much they wish the characters would die.
Bullying writers (who may be very young) is only going to make them afraid to write—and therefore improve—or share their work. Not only that, but it discourages other writers from speaking for fear of public mockery, and it may silence the voices that could someday become great.
If you've directly or indirectly suffered from the abuse of such individuals, let me first apologize on their behalf. I don't care if your story stinks so much that it can be smelled from fifty miles away; mocking you
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The Original List of Themes
1. Introduction
2. Complicated
3. Making History
4. Rivalry
5. Unbreakable
6. Obsession
7. Eternity
8. Gateway
9. Death
10. Opportunities
11. 33%
12. Dead Wrong
13. Running Away
14. Judgement
15. Seeking Solace
16. Excuses
17. Vengeance
18. Love
19. Tears
20. My Inspiration
21. Never Again
22. Online
23. Failure
24. Rebirth
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
27. Lost and Found
28. Light
29. Dark
30. Faith
31. Colours
32. Exploration
33. Seeing Red
34. Shades of Grey
35. Forgotten
36. Dreamer
37. Mist
38. Burning
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
41. Fork in the road
42. Start
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
45. Heart Song
46. Reflection
47. Perfection
48. Everyday Magic
49. Umbrella
50. Party
51. Troubling Thoughts
52. Stirring of the Wind
53. Future
54. Health and Healing
55. Separation
56. Everything For You
57. Slow Down
58. Heartfelt Apology
59. Challenged
60. Exhaustion
61. Accuracy
62. Irregular Orbit
63. Cold Embrace
64. Frost
65. A Moment in Time
66. Dangerous Territory
67. B
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Anybody Can Write a Novel - Outline
Anybody Can Write A Novel - Outline
A Step-by-step Guide for Anyone to Learn How to Write a Novel


This is an Outline of all my current articles, and a look at what is to come. I will try to update it, at least once every two weeks. Also note that just because something is absent from the Outline does not mean I don't plan to write it. This is a compilation of only chapters that have already been written.
(You'll notice that I have neglected some points and chapters within this Outline. This this is simply a result of realizing that there is so much to learn, when it comes to writing. Don't worry, I'll be sure to come back and fill in the gaps. Also, if this list inspires any requested topics that you would like me to address, please feel free to suggest them in the comments section.)

Chapter 1– Beginning to Write
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List of Phobias
A-
Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia- Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.
Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
Aerophobia- Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.
Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia- Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia- Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia- Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia- Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia- Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
Algophobia- Fear of pain.
Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions.
Altophobia- Fear of heights.
Amathophobia-
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TFDictionary and List of Terms
Transformers Dictionary/List of Terms
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A Note from Your Maintenance Supreme: As you can probably tell, this is a very long piece, with tons of terms and lots of language. This is fine and dandy if you have a rainy afternoon to kill, but, if you're looking for a quick reference, I would recommend becoming very friendly with the CTRL+F function very quickly. I've tried to keep definitions of a certain type to a similar format down the Dictionary and List, so all the body part terms should have "body" as a buzzword, towns, cities, and city-states should have "city" or something similar, etc. Let me know if you run into serious problems while using the Dictionary and List, and I will get it fixed as soon as I possibly can. Thanks for your time, cooperation, and contributions! They are VERY much appreciated.
~M "Mack" Blackwood, your friendly neighborhood Maintenance Supreme
P.S., I am interested in using a formal preview image for this Dictionary and List, bu
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Ideas for Character Pasts
Life-Changing Events
- Rite of passage (birth, adolescence, marriage, joining a religion or club, etc.)
- Death of a family member, mentor, lover, pet, or best friend
- Committing a crime; murder, stealing, break-in, kidnapping, arson, rape, drugs, adultery, forgery, treason, etc.
- Victim or witness of a crime
- Falling in love
- Converting beliefs
- Switching jobs/careers
- Switching lifestyle
- Saving a life
- Scientific discovery
- Personal discovery; destiny, spiritual goal, family secrets, hidden potential, power, or talent
- Fighting in a war
- Winning or losing a battle
- Being recognized for a skill, trait, endeavor, or heroic deed
- Falling into/out of an addiction or habit
- Gaining an inheritance or gift: money, a weapon, armor, jewelry, privilege/rights, property, pet, etc.
- Moving to a new residence
- Going to live with a different family member or guardian
- Achieving a long-term goal
- Earning an award, winning a prize, trophy, certificate, badge, etc.
- Separat
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Essential SasuNaru Fanfiction
The Essential SasuNaru Reading List
(Stories that make mine look like crap! Huzzah!!)
The must-read stories in the SasuNaru community, if there's a
story on this list that you haven't read and you're a SasuNaru fan read it
immidiatelly!!
BE WARNED!! Many of these stories are rated NC-17! That means
there are sexually graphic scenes between two boys. I will
indicate which stories these are. Also, if you are picky about rather your
story is a SasuNaru or NaruSasu (I love both equally) I will indicate which
type of pairing Sasuke and Naruto have in each story.
1. The Sound of Dreams : By Zrina _NaruSasuNaru NC-17
Naruto leaves Konoha to bring back Sasuke, but complications arise in the form of Orochimaru's body transferrence jutsu. Circumstances force him re-evaluate his goals and dreams in life.This story is the definition of epic. Don't let the length turn you off, this is the single best Naruto fic on the net! It's just...wow.
2. Roommates : By FastForward _
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The Girl Who Was Afraid To Be
She speaks to me fondly
of passions and talents,
of guitars and stars,
with such breathless intensity
then stops short and
apologises
for speaking at all.
All because somewhere in her life,
someone she loved broke her heart
by ignoring
her beautiful words
and telling her to
shut up,
keep it down,
nobody cares.
People aren’t born sad.
We make them that way.
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The Ultimate Utau reclist
PLEASE READ
-PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SINGLE VCV RECORDINGS ON THIS LIST
THEY ARE NOT A PROPER SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ACTUAL VCV RECLIST IF YOU WISH TO RECORD A VCV VOICEBANK
I RECOMEND THAT YOU USE AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED LIST AS IT IS BOUND TO BE MORE USEFUL THAN THIS LIST COULD BE IN THAT ASPECT
PLEASE DO LOOK AT RITSU'S 7-MORA LIST OR LOKE'S 5-MORA AS AN EXAMPLE
THIS LIST NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED TO PROPER VCV STANDARDS AND SHOULD NOT BE THE MAIN USE FOR A VCV VOICE I AM SORRY FOR ANY TROUBLE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED-
-SHORTENED VERSION HAS BEEN MADE AND ADDED TO THE DESCRIPTION IF YOU ARE NEW TO UTAU I SUGGEST USING THAT FIRST
-THE LIST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO SUPPORT SINGLE VCV RECORDINGS NOT STRINGS HOPE IT HELPS ^_^;-

- single recordings -
a e i o u n
f l m p q rr s v w z
- CV recordings -
ba be bi bo bu
da de di do du
fa fe fi fo fu
ga ge gi go gu
ha he hi ho hu
ja je ji jo ju
ka ke ki ko ku
la le li lo lu
ma me mi mo mu
na ne ni no nu
pa pe
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Insanely Long Character Form
Background:
Personal Information
Full Name:
Spelling:
Reason or meaning of the name:
Nickname:
Reason or meaning of the nickname:
Age:
Gender:
Race / Species:
Nationality:
Height / length:
Weight:
Dominant hand:
[right / left / ambidextrous/ etc]
Health status:
Social status:
Marital status:
Virgin:
[yes / no]
Residence:
Family
Mother:
Age:
Race / Species:
Height / length:
Occupation:
Relationship:
[close / apart / deceased / etc]
Father:
Age:
Race / Species:
Height / length:
Occupation:
Relationship:
[close / apart / deceased / etc]
Paternal Grandmother:
Age:
Race / Species:
Height / length:
Occupation:
Relationship:
[close / apart / deceased / etc]
Paternal Grandfather:
Age:
Race / Species:
Height / length:
Occupation:
Relationship:
[close / apart / deceased / etc]
Maternal Grandmother:
Age:
Race / Species:
Height / length:
Occupation:
Relationship:
[close / apart / deceased / etc]
Maternal Grandfather:
Age:
Race / Spe
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Because of Homestuck...
• I ask people about their signs, so I can shake my head and giggle.
• When I see a frog, I think of ancient ruins.
• Computer games seem more life threatening.
• Trolling has taken on an entirely new meaning for me.
•  I have rethought about the safeness of apple juice.
• Starry nights are funnier.
•  Ghosts are really cool, whether they be green and saved as a computer background or wandering aimlessly around.
•  Magic 8 balls and cue balls are now very fascinating for me.
•  I secretly despise Betty Crocker and some baking food products.
•  I wonder if people can have different colored blood.
•  Cuttlefish are adorable.
•  I sendificate my mail.
•  Social justice bloggers are awkward 19 year olds.
•  Red sweaters will never be the same.
•  Cherubs aren't so innocent anymore.
•  Video games are more exciting.
• I go online more often than I should.
•  Chalk is amazing, and just not something y
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how harry potter should end
Possible last sentences for the last Harry potter book
1. And Harry danced to the tropical rhythm, his long dreadlocks glinting in the sun
2. As celebration for destroying voldermort, Harry, Draco, and the ghost of Dumbledore all went to see the lion king on Broadway, and Harry's favourite character was: Scar. (Inside joke, will explain on comments.)
3 Harry woke up on the cold, wet, bathroom floor, only to discover that he was 10 years old and had knocked himself unconscious on the showerhead and it had all been a beautiful dream, but then he saw the scars on the back of his hand…….
4. And they all lived happily ever after.
5. "there's only one way we can truly defeat voldermort" cried Harry , and that's to all work together , as a team , as a unit until the power of friendship causes a rainbow of light to destroy his rainbow of darkness.
6. What is that mysterious ticking noise…..?
7. STOP! Shrieked voldermort, its hammer time.
8. And the ghost of dobby rode the ghost
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Fantasy Names
Ace
Anden
Aer
Aril
Abiscuos
Alanda
Artis
Andula
Arden
Abba
Astouru
Brandis
Beasus
Benna
Bram
Beneous
Benis
Banly
Bombay
Celia
Cerlus
Calit
Ceril
Camy
Cleta
Cela
Crella
Donnas
Debry
Dalla
Demy
Dani
Daloria
Dil
Darly
Delie
Daman
Etsuae
Esterly
Eli
Emule
Eris
Esty
Elm
Eulm
Flae
Frea
Felm
Fril
Fral
Finn
Fontan
Flim
Gariel
Ganna
Galley
Gil
Gral
Gamon
Gy
Gim
Glarni
Glerst
Hanst
Hanni
Hilla
Hilma
Horry
Hiltes
Hendu
Himol
Himy
Indi
Illy
Indis
Iy
Imo
Iggy
Ildra
Indrea
Jorithia
Jamel
Jemal
Justinia
Jolip
Jolier
Jurty
Jab
Kali
Kandi
Karli
Kamme
Komiko
Kimako
Kendy
Kalie
Kartis
Komaki (Japanese)
Karden
Klaris
Leanna
Lori
Lanni
Larnis
Laris
Lesti
Latti
Lammi
Lirea
Lorell
Maki
Miki
Melie
Merty
Marty
Mona
Miller
Manney
Milten
Morrel
Nartly
Nal
Nase
Norry
Norren
Nelm
Nesti
Nandin
Nancly
Norm
Norie
Oland
Orie
Oston
Omie
Olie
Opal
Opus
Otti
Pen
Pelli
Peripulys
Peri
Porkie
Pellie
Palsy
Quillan
Quancy
Quillian
Rogus
Raine
Ramsen
Rali
Rami
Rilo
Reme
Rembrandt
Reebin
Rory
Stelle
Sky
Skilfer
Salin
Saper
Sory
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I Don't Need Feminism
I don't need feminism because the modern movement has become a circle jerk of victimisation and misandry.
I don't need feminism because "patriarchy" does not exist in its true definition in the first world.
I don't need feminism because men have their own issues, yet many feminists either choose to ignore them or dismiss them as irrelevant or just "male tears".
I don't need feminism because the modern movement encourages irresponsibility for one's actions. (E.g. Having drunk sex, then regretting it afterwards and claiming rape. Please note this does not refer to cases where one party was passed out, so they wouldn't be able to consent reasonably.)
I don't need feminism because the most influential people in my life have been men.
I don't need feminism because I've never experienced discrimination based on my gender, and I've never been treated differently by men for participating in a male-dominated hobby or interest. (In fact, I've gotten more crap for being autistic then for b
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+ How To Kill A Furry +
1. Your traditional shotgun to the face.
2. Boiling them alive in reused vegetable oil.
3. Starving them in an empty room.
4. Amputating their limbs with a plastic knife.
5. Feeding them to a bear.
6. Driving over their bodies with an army tank.
7. Sending them to Afghanistan.
8. Crucifixion.
9. Dipping them into vats of hot mustard.
10. Suffocating them with their own fur.
11. Dragging them through a three mile cheese grater.
12. Injecting nitroglycerin into their body.
13. Setting their head on fire.
14. Pushing them underneath a working press.
15. Tripping them over into a bed of nails.
16. Pouring a bucket on piranhas down their throats.
17. Forcing them into a meat grinder and making chilli con carne out of them.
18. Shooting them with paintballs for seventeen hours.
19. Shoving their faces into a deep fryer.
20. Pouring acid onto their stomachs.
21. Sacrificing them to a giant spider.
22. Deporting them to Guantanamo Bay on twenty three fake charges of child molestation.
23. Tell
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Cliches - ''TF'' Stories
On Literature:
Most "TF" stories have a tendency to include the abbreviation "TF" somewhere in the title, in conjunction with what the transformee/victim is turning into.
Rarely will a TF story give much character development or expanded plot prior to the transformation.
Rarely will a transformation-themed story carry on beyond completion of the transformation.
In those that do (particularly short stories), the aftermath is typically brief in explanation, and often closed.
TF stories involving author-inserts are frequently derived from role-plays.
If present, TF stories tend to describe genitalia in:
deliberate 'kiddy' terms (i.e. manhood, woman-parts, member, etc); or
deliberate anatomical terms which seem out of place within the rest of the story.
This is especially common in transgender-themed TF stories.
On Settings:
The most common setting for a TF story is a generic non-descript locale.
if it is modern fantasy, it is usually Anytown, USA.
Transformations generally o
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Embedding videos on your profile
If you are still uncertain about the steps, scroll down to the author description below to see the link of the video tutorial on how to embed the music/video player on your profile.
Video embedding.
TL;DR: Instructions simplified
Edit: You no longer have to be a Beta Tester in order to use the above code, nor a premium member. Anyone can embed a video onto their profile.
:bulletred:Copy Youtube code.
Use this code for custom boxes. You can change the width and height yourself: (You need to be a premium member to use custom boxes.)

Use this code for journals:
You can substitute "youtube" with "film" or "vimeo" in order to embed dA films or vimeo videos. Simply find the video ID for the video you want that corresponds.
:bulletred:Paste code into Custom Box.
:bulletred:Find video on Youtube.
:bulletred:Look at video's URL in the URL bar above or click on Share.
:bulletred:Find video's I
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