Ergo sum

Jul 31
Jul 31

kars:

I am awake but at what price

Jul 31

corisete:

pawtism:

helioscentrifuge:

breastforce:

imagine somebody who’s immortal having a gigantic room where all the walls are completely covered up with photos.

each one is of a different loved one whom they have outlived 

STOP RIGHT THERE

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imageahhh this already has like fifty million notes but i just thought this was a really sweet idea… i didn’t get to draw the room as big as i wanted too ;_; but this is only 1/4th of that room or something!!!!

guys there are two wedding photos

Jul 30

astronomeralways said: I have a character explaining something to another character. But what he's saying is very long, almost like a speech. I'm worried about that being distracting or annoying to the reader. Do you have any advice about characters having sudden, long dialogues?

whataboutwriting:

  • Don’t forget who’s speaking… I think that one of the most common mistakes I’ve seen done in fiction, when it comes to situations like the one you described, is that writers tend to forget who is speaking because of the long chunks of information. We tend to see explanations like these happen as though the narrator was speaking, instead of the character, even if they are the same person. If your character is known for overusing a certain word, or speaking in a specific style, or having a particular accent, make sure those are found in this explanation as well.
  • …And that they are speaking! Remember that the spoken language is often different from the written one, and if you want your readers to be reminded that this is something that’s being said to another character and not just something the narrator’s telling the reader, make sure you use the spoken language. Try watching videos of people saying long things to each other, or simply eavesdrop on conversations at public places (be discreet!), and you’ll find that people will leave sentences unfinished, repeat themselves, use slang and contractions, lose their train of thought, have to pause for a while to catch some breath, etc. If you write this explanation as though the narrator was giving the readers an information and nothing more, your readers are likely to be confused or distracted.
  • Don’t forget that there’s someone listening. Even if it might seem like a monologue, this should still be a dialogue. When you’re listening to someone saying something long to you, you’re likely to show emotions through your facial expressions, or try to interrupt them to ask something that confused you or show signs of impatience, etc. Little interruptions (even if the other character shuts them up and asks them to wait until they’re done talking!), as well as bits of information on how the explanation is being received by the other party might be good ways for your readers to keep in mind this is still a dialogue and to be less distracted. 
  • Avoid anything unnecessary. These explanations are often necessary, and they happen in real life, so don’t have a problem including them in your writing if you feel like you ought to. However, try not to get too carried away. If there is anything you think isn’t 100% crucial for the sake of the conversation and/or your plot, consider leaving it out. The more information you have, the harder it is to keep it sounding realistic to your reader.
  • If possible, act out this explanation. I know this may seem a bit ridiculous, but listening to yourself saying the things you wrote will give you a better idea on whether you’re actually doing this well or not. If anything sounds forced, or like it wouldn’t be something “real people” would say, consider changing the way it’s worded. 

Try not to worry much about it. There’s also this little note on how to format long dialogue, which you might want to check out. Good luck!

Jul 30
chalkz0n3:









Most thought out tactic in film history.

Han Solo gets shit done.

Absolutely genius.

Flawless.

Han Solo gets an automatic reblog.

han yolo


HAN YOLO

you’re really proud of that one aren’t ya kiddo

chalkz0n3:

Most thought out tactic in film history.

Han Solo gets shit done.

Absolutely genius.

Flawless.

Han Solo gets an automatic reblog.

han yolo

HAN YOLO

you’re really proud of that one aren’t ya kiddo

Jul 30

quote When I do charity events dressed as Batgirl, all the children of color are absolutely overjoyed. They literally embrace me and I can see them realize that their own race and skin color is not a hindrance to their creativity, as everything they see and experience has been telling them ever since they were old enough to process media.
The white children are hesitant and some attempt to quiz me or insist that I’m not ‘right’ or ‘real’. They are repeating what they have been told and what they have seen all their lives. I explain that Batman believes that anyone can be a hero if they are a good person and work hard, no matter what they look like. So of course Batgirl and Robin can be Black or Chinese or Spanish or anything, because that doesn’t change who they are.
The kids accept this and by the end of the event we’re all holding hands and talking about video games. I think representation is more important than ‘accuracy’ and I won’t be involved with an organization that doesn’t agree with that.

Jay Justice, on whether costumers who dress for charity events should only portray characters ‘accurately’ or not, with implications that ‘accuracy’ means that a non white person should limit themselves to canonical characters of color. (via msjayjustice)

Jay Justice is more Batgirl than anyone I know.

(via gailsimone)

Jul 30
punxs:

This is my friend Sam and I.
We go to a private boarding school in Lake Tahoe, California.
Sam is pan-sexual and myself, well, I am a bit confused of who I am at the moment.
Last night, our school had a formal dinner and I asked Sam to be my date a week ago, he said yes!
The night of the formal dinner, Sam asked our assistant headmaster if he could wear a dress, he said no before he had even finished the question. When Sam and I showed up to the dinner, we were holding hands and I was also holding the roses Sam had gave to me. Sam was wearing mascara and lipstick. Our assistant headmaster freaked out and told Sam if he didn’t get the makeup off, he would be in massive trouble. Sam and I went back to the room to get his makeup off and came back down. The whole night, he was telling us how bizarre and weird we were. The night ended and the morning rose. We both have our first class of Friday with our assistant headmaster. He told the both of us if our relationship went any further, he would take us behind the barn and beat us. He also told us if we were in public school, we would have our dicks chopped off by other kids. After an entire period of being teased, Sam and I got together and thought we needed to do something about this. So here I am, Julien Nicol, 15 years old, asking for your help to spread this around and have it know that California allows private schools to discriminate against people with certain sexual preferences.

punxs:

This is my friend Sam and I.

We go to a private boarding school in Lake Tahoe, California.

Sam is pan-sexual and myself, well, I am a bit confused of who I am at the moment.

Last night, our school had a formal dinner and I asked Sam to be my date a week ago, he said yes!

The night of the formal dinner, Sam asked our assistant headmaster if he could wear a dress, he said no before he had even finished the question. When Sam and I showed up to the dinner, we were holding hands and I was also holding the roses Sam had gave to me. Sam was wearing mascara and lipstick. Our assistant headmaster freaked out and told Sam if he didn’t get the makeup off, he would be in massive trouble. Sam and I went back to the room to get his makeup off and came back down. The whole night, he was telling us how bizarre and weird we were. The night ended and the morning rose. We both have our first class of Friday with our assistant headmaster. He told the both of us if our relationship went any further, he would take us behind the barn and beat us. He also told us if we were in public school, we would have our dicks chopped off by other kids. After an entire period of being teased, Sam and I got together and thought we needed to do something about this. So here I am, Julien Nicol, 15 years old, asking for your help to spread this around and have it know that California allows private schools to discriminate against people with certain sexual preferences.

Jul 30
Jul 30

fefeferi:

when u accidentally hurt ur friends feelings and they insist that its fine but u know it isnt

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Jul 30
robintheshrew:

Original Princess Zelda Gown by Lillyxandra