the victories i cannot name

hygiei:

did some proper fanart for these anime children, some of them crying, some of them angry, some of them showing the face of the devil

6 hours ago | 60 notes | hygiei
Tagged as: good.,good,go o od,breathes heavily,drae,dr:ae spoilers,i'm sorry,

Organize Your Plot: Part 1

slitheringink:

Outlines

Writers are never short on ideas, but oftentimes we have trouble sorting them out and getting them down on the page. It can be daunting, especially when you have a complex concept or world that has to be built, but it’s useful to know that you’re not the only one facing this issue. As such, there have been many methods devised to help you better organize your story ideas and punch that first road block right in the face. One such is the outline.

First, if you don’t already know the structure of a story, I’d check this article out: Plotting Methods for Meticulous Plotters 

There are a TON of ways to handle an outline, and everyone has their own methods. I don’t usually link the Daily Mail, but here’s an article they did showing some outlines belonging to famous authors to give you an idea of the variations. I’m going to be covering a more standard format in this section.

Outlines are useful for organizing the time line of events in your story as well as keeping track of multiple character arcs. You can be as detailed, or as brief, as you need to be with your outline, since you’re going to be using it as the skeleton for your story. Nothing you write for your outline is set in stone. Expect it to change because stories evolve as you build them. I recommend typing outlines for easy editing at a later point.

I normally set up outlines like this:

Chapter #

Character (Since I have more than one POV.)

If you want to track character arcs, you can highlight or color-code your text for specific characters throughout the outline so you can see their progression through the overall narrative. I also tend to make note of how I want this character to change by the end of the book if necessary.

My outlines, when I actually do them, tend to go on for a while. The last time I did one the document was around 20 pages or so. This, of course, may be way too much detail for some of you, so feel free to slim down.

Bare Bones Outline:

Chapter 1 (Title, if applicable)

Character

This example shows you the main points of the chapter, the focus character, his possible conflict, and an end point that leads you right into the next chapter.

Bulleted lists work the best for me as far as formatting goes, but feel free to use standard numbers, arrows, or Roman numerals if that suits you best.

Outline Tools:

Some people like to use specific programs for outlining. I use OpenOffice (or Microsoft Office, but I’m cheap), though others exist:

Happy outlining!

-Morgan

6 hours ago | 3,026 notes | writeworld (source:slitheringink)
Tagged as: scrivener's good,i've tried omni and it's a bit too simple,google docs is also a good option,writing,writes,

pantslesswrock:

dickensianwerewolf:

Credit to Catherine Huerta for the cover illustration from “The Worst Day of Your Life”, number 100 in the CYOA series, and AlanSchell for the Slimer reference.

the original title is the best fucking part

6 hours ago | 14,274 notes | jane-potter (source:dickensianwerewolf)
Tagged as: i.... i would read this.,i'm homestuck trash bye,
10 hours ago | 210 notes | sennari (source:mido-saka)
Tagged as: me,komahina,

timmynook:

irl im very shy and timid. im like a small animal. approach me calmly with a snack

11 hours ago | 222,144 notes | spineflorets (source:timmynookremade)
I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything. —Charles Darwin, 1 October, 1861 (via girl-detective)
16 hours ago | 9,173 notes | jane-potter (source:girl-detective)
Tagged as: me,

dorothy-cotton:

dave is so cool more like

john john john validate me john john john john john john john john pay attention to me john john john

well

fine

i don’t need you

jade jade jade jade jade validate me jade jade tell me i’m funny jade jade jade i’m funny tell me jade jade jade jade jade

17 hours ago | 4,026 notes | jane-potter
Developing the ability to piss other people off (or even to RISK pissing them off) without knuckling under is pretty much the Holy Grail of emotionally abused kids, I think. We are programmed to respond at the first sign of displeasure, and we don’t have the faith in ourselves and our decisions to weather the storm– or even a mild sprinkle– so we tend to freak out as if the world was ending if a cloud crosses the sun. We freak out about the possibility that we’re wrong, that we’re doing the wrong things, that we’re making the wrong choices, that we’ll make someone angry, because there’s this awful certainty lurking at the back of our minds that says “If you do the wrong thing, you will be in TROUBLE.” And being in TROUBLE is the worst thing, ever, because that part of our brain is forever three years old where our parents are our whole world and being in TROUBLE is the end of everything.

It takes a lot of practice to gain that sort of gut-level knowledge that we’re strong enough to handle this stuff and that the world doesn’t end if someone else is angry at us. It’s not an innate quality that some people have and some don’t; people who grow up in non-abusive homes learn it when they’re young, is all, and the rest of us have to learn it when we’re grown up. And it sucks, and it’s not fair, and it’s not fun, but there’s no getting around it, and you can do it, you CAN.

You can piss people off.

You can be wrong.

You can fuck up.

You can do stuff that everyone thinks is weird.

AND IT IS ALL OKAY. The world won’t end. You will still be a good person. And the likelihood is that most of the things you do WON’T be wrong, and WON’T piss people off, and WON’T be up-fuckery, and WON’T be weird, but if it is? The hell with it; fix it, if necessary, and move on. —

PomperaFirpa @Captain Awkward (via ladysaviours)

WHY HELLO THERE MOST OF MY LIFE

(via pomme-poire-peche)

17 hours ago | 17,481 notes | spineflorets (source:ladyspirits)
Tagged as: important,so important,:(,

ouago:

息子の努力を認めてくれる父親

o

17 hours ago | 343 notes | danganronpa-anotherepisode-drae (source:ouago)
Tagged as: ohhhh noooooOooOOo,no,first of all no,how dare you,drae,
17 hours ago | 774 notes | sennari (source:gasaisyuno)
Tagged as: tfw when you're being bullied by a bunch of elementary schoolers because you've lost all sense of self-worth,seriously komaeda,komaeda nagito,drae,what a loser,

bonebleach:

if you seriously cannot tell the different between “i hate the group that i am oppressing” and “i hate the group that is oppressing me” you need to sit down and shut up

"i hate trans people" is not the same as "i hate cis people"

"i hate a group of people so i’m going to kill, rape, judge, and oppress them" is not the same as "wow, i hate the group that continues to kill, rape, judge, and oppress me and people like me" 

17 hours ago | 17,873 notes | nicksbooty (source:bonebleach)
Tagged as: tw,

rainyapparitions:

go home

this wins Halloween

17 hours ago | 65,567 notes | nicksbooty (source:archiemcphee)
Tagged as: OH,OHHHHHHHH MY GOD,horse,yells,

lady-eve:

I just realized that the lack of acceptance for asexuals is literally the dumbest thing.
Like, you can’t handle the thought of two dudes kissing? Okay you’re dumb and terrible whatever.
But you can’t handle the idea… Of someone… Not kissing anyone? What are you worried about? They’re gonna eat too much mac n cheese?? Draw too many dinosaurs??? Tell me

17 hours ago | 31,784 notes | nicksbooty (source:lady-eve)

nillilichan:

the secret life of the procrastinating teenager

17 hours ago | 992 notes | nicksbooty (source:nillilichan)

nuclearglories:

17 hours ago | 37,673 notes | nicksbooty (source:nuclearglories)
Tagged as: accurate representation of america,