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I have a knack for falling in love with ships that are sunk by writers. Right now the center of my shipper heart is dominated by Kennett. Working on my writing skills so I can become an excellent fanfic writer.


The web address below is where you can find my stories easily.
http://www.fanfiction.net/~reddiablo

"If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to."

Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

Yeah, so, this answers a lot of asks I get. It’s also why YW focuses on technique and style, and less on content and research.

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This is so important

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sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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newyrye:

Stripper in Clearwater, FLA showing the judge that her bikini briefs were too large to expose her vagina to the undercover cops that arrested her. The case was dimissed.

newyrye:

Stripper in Clearwater, FLA showing the judge that her bikini briefs were too large to expose her vagina to the undercover cops that arrested her. The case was dimissed.

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entp-adviceorbust:

saaaaaasha:

freida-b-frosty:

littlesapphireknight:

How to get into college in 1983: get good grades

How to get into college in 2013: get good grades, speak six languages, be a rocket scientist, and end world hunger

How to pay for college 1983: Work part time and summers. Maybe take out minimal loans. 

How to pay for college 2013: Which of your organs is the most valuable? 

What to do with your degree in 1983: work in your field
What to do with your degree in 2013: cry

This

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"We need to recognize that for some people sex is great and for some sex is horrific and for some it’s on par with folding laundry."

deviantfemme:

dotterall:

(~Sex Isn’t Always Good by queenieofaces)

This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex. 

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monochromatose:

babyminaj:

too good

nO BUT WHAT IF YOU HAD A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE AND YOU MAILED THEM THIS CARD AND PUT A PLANE TICKET INSIDE HOW FUCKING CUTE WOULD THAT BE

monochromatose:

babyminaj:

too good

nO BUT WHAT IF YOU HAD A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE AND YOU MAILED THEM THIS CARD AND PUT A PLANE TICKET INSIDE HOW FUCKING CUTE WOULD THAT BE

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http://mourningoberyn.tumblr.com/post/96058048591/thesylverlining-birbrightsactivist-if-you →

thesylverlining:

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized…

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Anonymous asked: any advice for a new scare actor going to their first audition?


Answer:

wonderfullywicked:

hauntconfessions:

Admin Nat: 
Be ready for behavior based questions like “How well do you work with a team vs alone?” “What would you do in this situation?” etc.  Most importantly though, go there with a purpose. Practice any sounds or mannerisms pertaining to the part you are trying for. If no specific parts, try to nail down some generalized characters.

  • Zombies/Undead/Mutants attributes include- moaning, groaning, snarling, chomping, any unsettling noises.

  • Crazy Rednecks/Carnies- Loud, boisterous voices, fast and gritty dialogue, vaguely comedic but always ominous. I always say to use a character resembling Beetlejuice for this model. 

  • Clowns- Laughing, think of your scariest laugh. Make it shrill, annoying even, but enough to be unsettling. Also Vaguely comedic. But not comedic for the customers, comedic for yourself. Reach in for some of your darkest humor, for things that should not be in any way funny, but disturbing.  

  • Victims- Give your best screams. Practice different types of screaming, eg How would you scream if you were surprised, in pain, calling for help, possessed? Whimpering, or crying on command also helps. Practice being afraid at different levels to help you react appropriately to whatever is “Frightening” you. Also practice breathing and projecting your voice from your diaphragm not your throat, so you don’t lose your voice. 


You tend to see several variations of those characters at any haunted attraction, so give them a go and be ready to show the attributes you are most confident in. Let them know you are willing to train and learn. Especially if this is your first audition for an attraction, in my experience when casting people and at big haunts especially they tend to appreciate a Jack of all Trades than a master of one. 

OTHER ADMINS, Edit or Reblog for any more advice to offer!

Good luck friend, and Happy Haunting!

(Not an admin, just adding my own experiences)

I had more of an interview than an audition at my haunt, but other than re-discussing my availability and if I’ve ever been through the haunt before (which I have…many times), I was asked what part I’d think I’d like to work in. There used to be a bride in the haunt, which I said I’d like to be, but I was asked to skip around the barn and sing Ring Around the Rosy. Cut to this being my 3rd year of being a little dead girl, which is another trait group I’d like to add to this list…

Less about being scary, more about being eerie (tbh I still don’t get how some people are so afraid of us when they see us at my haunt), higher pitched, more careful, deliberate speaking: (“You shouldn’t be out after dark, it’s not safe”) asking where mommy is, if “they” got her (or the gravedigger, if we decide to be direct about it), to fix our toys (broken dolls and ripped stuffed animals) and the biggest thing: speaking/singing in unison. With my two girls and myself, the singing in unison is on purpose, but we kind of have a limited supply of things to say, so sometimes we’ll say the same thing at the same time…which totally works and still scares people.

(Our only limitations are that we can’t say “come play with us” “do you want to play” because we’d run the risk of people actually getting off the wagons to join us…)

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Five Most Common Female Character Stereotypes

clevergirlhelps:

quirkliterary:

 When someone says that your character is “common”, it is not a good thing. It means that your character is a copy that’s been copied over much too many times. That you’ve probably seen it in books yourself— you may have even based it off a book character. Or you may have ripped it directly from a stereotype without even thinking about it.

 It happens to the best of us when we’re absent about development. However, that does not make it okay. Common characters must be eradicated as soon as they start sounding bland.

 The post on male characters will serve as follow-up tomorrow. If you think this one’s a tad brash, just wait for that one. Juuust wait.

5- Brave chick who has utterly no personality besides oh, look she can shoot stuff pretty good can I leave her there.

 Somehow, the trend seems to be going that in order to have a female protagonist, we must rid ourselves of every trace of interesting traits and make her the equivalent of a mindless arrow-shooting vixen who’s cold on the outside… and on the inside… and is generally cold… and bland…

 Bland is not good.

 A female protagonist can and should be utterly hardcore with the weaponry and all that— I am completely down with that and in fact encourage it— but don’t sacrifice her depth for it. She can be both gun-savy and a memorable character.

 If you’re questioning that your character might be a part of this group, check to see what her main traits are. “Good with ammo” is not a trait. “Trained in judo” is not a trait. “Can do sarcastic comebacks but otherwise is still as a sock” is also not a trait.

Dig deeper into her personality, bring her out, let her delve deeper, gosh darn it.

4- Overly supportive mother/grandmother/aunt.

 Kudos to your character if she has a mother who cares. Overly supportive mother, however, cares a bit too much. She seems to live in constant peril that any sign of discipline she enforces over her daughter will make her unlikeable, and that making herself a limp noodle— albeit a sweet limp noodle— will earn her daughter’s respect.

 Common phrases from her mouth are: “Whatever you want, honey”; “Hello! I made dinner! Do you want a smartphone with that?.”; “But officer, I don’t care about the evidence— my child is golden!”

 This is one of the more distressing common tropes. Think of your own mother— you respect her, don’t you? It probably wasn’t because she let you do whatever you want. Mothers aren’t passive, and the fictional ones shouldn’t be. And if she is passive, she better not be portrayed as the perfect role model for every teenage girl. You’re just a-shoeing for both a terrible character and a warped perspective for the next generation.

3- The weird girl who all the guys love even though she sniffs her feet in public.

 You can see them through indie fiction in droves, this wave of “different” girls whose only case in point seem to be acting uncommonly weird. The sort who shy guys hook up with presumably so he can poetically narrate her wandering off bridges because she was staring at the clouds. Creating a girl with quirks is one thing— creating an offbeat girl is also great. Creating a psychopath with “cute” abnormalities like licking walls and taking baths in ketchup every Saturday— exaggerating a bit here— is not cute.

 Frankly, it’s a tad psychotic and uncanny to the extreme.

 The thing with characters is that no matter how weird they are, they still have to be human. You must provide a viable reason for her bathing in ketchup, not just because she has an excusable-because-she”s-eccentric.

 I can’t find any excuse for your character to like bathing in ketchup unless she also likes burning down orphanages and mutters to herself in public while clinging to a shopping cart.

 Again, if your character’s a bit eccentric, that is alright. But keep her reasons for being eccentric within reason— too many novels go overboard with this bit.

2- “I’m going on an unnecessary spiritual adventure and will describe it to you with looooots of adverbs.”

 (sigh)

 See if this sounds familiar: “Here is Sally. She is in her mid-thirties. Sally is bored of the never-ending rut her successful job and well-meaning friends give her, so with soundtrack accompaniment by an inspiring instrumental, she gives up all her possessions and somehow manages to pay on a trek around the globe.

 Here she meets offensively stereotypical side characters, encounters stereotypical events, and manages to meet an addendum on the meaning of life in a stereotypically philosophical way, also accompanied to an imaginary soundtracks.

 And a brick ton of adverbs.”

 Literary escapism is so hot right now. If we were to believe the charts, every middle aged business woman is currently on an adventure in deep deep {foreign country}, where she is building houses and outraging every reasonable person she meets with her ignoramus comments.

 The best way to root her out is to decide if her jaunt or move has purpose besides “discovering what she’s all about.” If no, tweak with caution until everything she says isn’t a one-liner from the great philosophical internet.

  She is also often a victim of trope number three, so beware. And if she’s ditching her job for Bulgaria in no reason besides she’s always wondered if Bulgaria hides the secret to happiness, careful. You might have this trope on your hands.

1- The begrudgingly-blank teenage girl.

 "Hello, honey!" said overbearing relative character, beaming as she gave me a mama bear hug. She always does that because I’m her golden child even though I constantly backsass her. "How was your day at school."

 ”Uhh, fine mom,” I mumbled, shoving her out of the way. She was in front of the refrigerator. This is the life of a teenager. “Do we have any milk?”

 ”Milk,” said my playful-but-clearly-unhip father, creeping out from the pantry. “I am going to make a sarcastic comment about milk and ruffle your hair, kiddo.”

 ”Ummm, okay,” I said, rolling my eyes. What a hopeless goofball. “Very funny, dad.”

And so on.

 You don’t tend to see this in published teen lit fiction; perhaps there’s a reason for that. Not only is it dull to create a character who goes around saying “umm” and mentally abusing people, it’s also inaccurate. Find the rudest teen queen you can think of, with the most perfect live who rejects it all for angst, and I guarantee you she’s nothing like this character.

 Why?

 For starters, she has a viable personality.

 This is the most forgettable stereotype—the top of the overtly-stereotypical family pyramid— and therefore is the most vital to avoid. Your character needs to have a more complex base than this.

 I don’t care what that base is, but find it. Find it before you figure out your character is an insult-spewing adolescent zombie.

Re: Point 3

  • Don’t use psychopathic/psychotic interchangeably. 
  • People with those kinds of personality disorders are people.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girls do not have the flaws the Point 3 rails against. I believe Point 3 is trying to tell people not to write them, but does not get everything quite right. 

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Rose Leslie and Sibel Kekilli at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (x)

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epicleicaness:

doctorofdragons:

Jon Stewart wins over O’Reilly ever single time. 

BURN

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fyeahstormandwolvie:

Seven days without so much as a whiff of conflict. No death threats. Not even a sideways glance…

Wolverine and the X-Men #08 (2014)

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