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if I could say just one thing to all the high schoolers out there it’s remember that deep down everyone is just as insecure as you
which means if you need to totally bitch someone out for being horrible to you it’ll probably work better than you expect
try using words of four or more syllables big words confuse bullies
Even a Distinguished Gentleperson of Captain Manners’ stature is now and then overwhelmed by stress; when this occurs the Captain has found the following methods most successful in relieving this condition, depending on the specifics of the situation:
- find a small animal that is not venomous and which will not bite, or struggle, or soil you, and pet it continuously;
- take some time off to explore a mountain, an island, the depths of a rainforest, &c., that has yet to be conquered by human ingenuity (a particular favourite of the Captain’s, but do be sure that no humans live there already before you claim your conquest);
- purchase or concoct a favourite comestible and enjoy it either slowly or quickly according to your preference;
- weep quietly into the textile of your choice;
- locate an inanimate object which you dislike and shout profanities at it, or hurl it angrily at or off something;
- listen to the song of the whales.
I CAN EXPLAIN but seriously, someday I'm going to get off my lazy butt and write. Any tips? (planning the plot and stuff)
OOPS totally thought I’d answered this one already, sorry.
My best advice is to take notes as you plan/worldbuild/whatever? In whatever form is most useful to you. Some people like to do comprehensive outlines of the plot and that works beautifully for them. My personal creative process is scattered six ways to sunday and my notes reflect this; I’ve got a txt document of plot notes that are more aimless rambling than anything else, along with pages and pages of poorly labeled spreadsheets, a playlist of music, and a folder of tektek.org pixel dolls of various fantroll character designs. But! It’s all in places where I can dig it up, and it’s all details that I think may be relevant as I work.
And don’t be afraid to bounce ideas off of other people as you develop them - maybe you work best with a dedicated beta, maybe you like to toss worldbuilding around with a few friends in the same fandom or the same genre, maybe your thoughts are best put in order by explaining them to some random guy on the bus. A set of fresh eyes on your work can really help, but again, that’s up to you to determine what kind of fresh eyes and in what context is most useful to you.
I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?
Yes. Growing up is highly overrated.
Just be an author.
Learn to accept praise. I know, I know, when someone runs up and says “I love your work!” your inclination is to mumble an apology for wasting their time with your crappy art, or to say “It’s not that great.”
This is not about you.
If somebody says “I love your art,” and you say “My art is awful,” then guess what? You just insulted them. You have told them, in effect, that what they love is crap and that they have poor taste. Clamp your teeth down on that urge, smile, and say “Thank you.” If you can’t think of a single other thing to say, I make you a gift of this phrase—”Thank you. You’re very kind.” Say this when you want to scream that you messed up the knees on the horse and the tail on the fox and the eyeballs on the woman. If you have to say it every single time, then do. You don’t have to believe it, you don’t have to jump on the table and say “That’s right, I’m AWESOME!”—
But don’t insult them.
1.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MANLY VESSEL FOR YOUR BEVERAGE
2. PUT THAT MOTHER TO YOUR MOUTH AND INDULGE
3. BUT WAIT
4. PINKY OUT MOTHERFUCKER, YOU’RE DRINKING TEA, YOU DO IT FUCKING RIGHT
so wait i understand most terms but what does queer mean
would i be considered a queer because i’m bisexual or wh
I’ve seen it both as a catch-all for gender and sexual minorities, as as a term for GSM folk who don’t identify closely with any other particular term? General consensus seems to be that if you want to claim it and are not straight and cis (one or the other is fine, just not both), you’re entitled, but you’re not obligated to identify as such and should be cautious in applying it to others without their permission, because it’s still actively used as a slur in some places.
Fellow chubby girls, I AM BEGGING YOU to help me.
Alright, so I have a stomach that sticks out of my clothes when I sit and everything. The whole shabam. And since it is spring and the temperature is rising, I’m focusing more and more on my stomach and it over powers my thoughts and I feel discouraged like 24/7. How do you girls have so much confidence and how do you not pay attention to little things like this? Please help me. :-(
Miracle Child is one of the most popular and well-regarded fics on AO3. Do you have any suggestions or advice for a beginning fanfiction writer?
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