Aug 15, 2014
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NaPoWriMo #3: Many lives

nihilarian-atlas:

(this poem was gruesomeeee to write)


In his death, half-lit by the sun, her grandfather’s
face is a mossy wrinkled mass like a bark wet with
dew and a sheet of black, blank as a
canvas. The memory comes through the open
window with the warm summer gust, hitting

Aug 15, 2014
56,566 notes

maxkirin:

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.

Want more writerly content? Make sure to follow maxkirin.tumblr.com for your daily dose of writer positivity, advice, and prompts!

(via bbanditt)

Aug 15, 2014
130,075 notes

characterdesigninspiration:

Quite a few people requested some form of trait/personality generator, and here’s the result!  I wanted to keep it vague enough that the options could work for any universe, be it modern, fantasy, scifi, or anything else, so these are really just the basics. Remember that a character is much more than a list of traits, and this should only be used as a starting point– I tried to include a variety of things, but further development is definitely a must.

Could pair well with the gender and sexuality generator.

To Play: Click and drag each gif, or if that isn’t working/you’re on mobile, just take a screenshot of the whole thing (multiple screenshots may be required if you want more than one trait from each category).

(via fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment)

Aug 5, 2014
25,875 notes

i-lie-here-charmed:

rocketumbl:

How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

This is super helpful for writing!

(via auroralynne)

Aug 5, 2014
12,177 notes

Guide: Describing Clothing and Appearance

artist-refs:

writing-questions-answered:

When Describing a Character

DO:

  • provide enough detail to give the reader a sense of the character’s physical appearance
  • highlight details that serve as clues to who the character is and perhaps what their life is like
  • describe clothing…
Jul 30, 2014
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http://poetry-central.tumblr.com/post/93300085293/blankslate-i-went-out-in-public-and-survived

blankslate:

i went out in public and survived
god was quiet
and the roads wrapped
around themselves like nothing

every car that does something creates another world
with new flowers and the sun rising
in the north and
me breathing alright

i think i’m with you in all of them

i…

Jul 28, 2014
24,602 notes
kazuhira-the-dongler:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)
You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.
Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.
Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.
TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.
Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.
Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.
Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.
I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.
PHOTO SOURCE

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kazuhira-the-dongler:

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)

You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.

Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.

Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.

TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.

Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.

Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.

Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.

I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.

PHOTO SOURCE

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(Source: rydenarmani, via libbylumos)

Jul 28, 2014
20 notes

alwaysthegrieve:

Here then my soul fell shattered
with the argentous moonlight
and thus was scattered
o’er the frozen mires of white

Here then my heart removed
by the susurrus yowls of bees
as my brittle bones trembled bemused
for the steel skin of trees

Here then is you
whose left words unspoken
on the tongue of morning’s dew
and thus my soul stayed broken.

(Source: alwaysthegriieve, via mangled-passion)

Jul 22, 2014
133,416 notes

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

(via pengwhat)

Jul 22, 2014
134,605 notes

masterturner:

hethatcures:

caesaretluna:

                     Write Real People
                    click and drag game

  • ONE RULE: DON’T CLICK AND DRAG UNTIL YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE!
  • if you want me to add anything just write me. i’ll add that and update the post!

I love all the click and drag games on Tumblr and after I read an article about diversity in YA books, I wanted to make a click and drag “game” myself. (i think this was the article, but i’m not sure, sorry)

omg I got the mayonnaise of the mayonnaise ever.


homosexual, cis male, tall and weak appearance who is kind and patient, of English background and first name E (I went with Egbert at this rate). 

like lol I guess I’ll try again. Eggy can just uh.. go back in the closet. 

japanese, female, transgender, hetero, lawful evil, tall strong, optimistic(forgot to take a 2nd), starts with T.

…i could make a telu like this, more or less. *takes this away to mull over*

(via pengwhat)

Jul 21, 2014
1 note

LIGHT

I was recently at a Writer’s Workshop at Susquehanna University and this is the short story I wrote and workshopped that week. Hope you enjoy :)

Jul 19, 2014
26 notes

story-dj:

Love and Space Dust

Poems from my anthology, Love and Space Dust. The full book is out now and available as:

** Amazon.com Paperback - Amazon.com Kindle - Lulu Publishers Paperback - Amazon.co.uk Kindle - Amazon.co.uk Paperback - Signed Direct from Author **

(via poetry-central)

Jul 17, 2014
17,833 notes

maliahaling:

for the girls the fairytales abandoned

(Source: lydiamaartin, via darlingbenny)

Jul 13, 2014
45 notes

thegirlwithyellowhair:

why won’t you love, with your 
frozen aorta and scrambled
serotonin levels. is it difficult, 
having ice within your soul and
particles splitting your atoms.

in my dreams, i have died a
thousand times, closed eyes
as i fall into the arms of an
angel, she whispers that i will
wake up in five four three two

one, and i am a new person,
free of these nightmares and
the boys that tainted my hips
purple with their bruises. 

(via poetry-universe)

Jul 11, 2014
49 notes

madworlddiary:

Lines drawn in sand;
swirling in the rages of wind,
carrying lies thrown
and grit of knowing
the fight was for nothing.

Let the sand fall
down the hourglass,
let time pass and
heal these wounds.
I awake with blood shot
eyes rubbing them raw;
anything to remove
your image.

(via mangled-passion)

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