Thanks, M-M-Major. How come you’re d-d-d-doin’ all this for me?
full-time-burrito said: Oh hello I'm that person who drew the genderbent burritos in the livestream I'm starting a nuzlocke and I was wondering if you have any tips?
( Hm… well, it depends on what you mean by “tip”. Tips about making a comic or tips about writing a story and fleshing out a world? I’ll try my best, either way!
Tips on actually nuzlocking:
- When you’re playing, make sure you write down events you find important. Don’t write down every single dialogue you encounter, or every single random encounter you fight while grinding.
- Write the important battles down, move by move. This can be different for every person, but it helps me to get a scene of the battle in my head.
- Have two different documents. I have one labeled “Game Notes”, for just writing down what’s happening in-game, and one labeled “Game Outline”, where I write the actual story based on in-game events.
- HAVE AT LEAST A FAINT IDEA OF HOW THE STORY’S GOING TO PROGRESS. I can’t stress this enough. If you have no idea what’s going to happen, you may accidentally end up writing yourself into a wall.
Tips on writing a story/building a world:
- This honestly isn’t my strong point, so don’t quote me on these.
- First, ask very broad questions about your world. Type of government, daily life, education, ect. After that, ask more nitpicky questions, like about mega evolutions, why certain pokemon can’t evolve in certain regions, morality of battle, mortality rates of pokemon that regularly battle.
- Write your beginning. After that, write your ending. Don’t focus on the body yet, have a firm idea of how this story’s going to end. many authors have this problem, and end up writing a really bad ending to their story. Answer all the questions, make sure all loose ends are tied up, make the readers feel like they deserved this ending. After that, fill in the middle!
- Research a ton!! Especially if you have characters with mental disorders, diseases, sexuality/gender identity you have no experience with, ect. Seriously, one of the worst things (in my opinion) an author can do is attempt to write a complex character only to have them fall flat because they are not portrayed realistically.
- Find inspiration for your world based on what your genre is. Trying for a Victorian era nuzlocke? Read stories about or from the Victorian era! Trying to be more modern? Find stories acclaimed with great modern worldbuilding.
Illustrating a comic:
- Find a height and width you’re comfortable with. I used to make the comics 950 x 4000—5000, but I didn’t like the way they looked, so I changed it up and now each page is 760 x 7000ish. Or, if you prefer, you can do more “comic book page” style and go for 900 x 1200, a more square-like layout.
- Draw your characters many, many times before they’re introduced in the comic. This is based on personal experience. I definitely did not do this, and now I’m stuck with the fact that the first few pages are very inconsistent, because I still wasn’t entirely sure how to draw my own characters!
- Set up your own little personal goals and deadlines. Get the whole sketch done by XX, get all the lineart done by XX, color by XX. You’ll get into a swing eventually, and making each page will become less of a hassle.
- Don’t finish each panel by itself. Sketch everything all at once, line everything all at once, ect. because otherwise, each panel will look noticeably inconsistent.
- Don’t wait until you’re “good enough” to make a comic. If I thought this way, I would’ve never started!
- Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get tons of watchers. If you are truly working your hardest and putting all your effort into it, people will notice and will read your comic.
I think that’s all I’ve got for now. Hope I could help! )
Okay but consider this: mermaids in space
Space mermaids? As in: alien mermaids that live in the vacuum of space and swim between the stars? A setting that uses the analogy of deep space as the open ocean but keeps…
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel
Speaking their lines vs the final product
Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?
Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a dedicated motherfucking professional.
Vin Diesel made you fall in love with a character who said 4 words. The CGI brought his words to visual life, but they’d be meaningless without his amazing command of voice.
Basically vin Diesel had the challenge of:
"OK, this is the message you’re trying to convey"
"But you can only ONLY say I am Groot”
Because every time Groot says “I am Groot” he means something and vin Diesel had to convey that message as best he could with only those 3 words through inflection, emphasis, and emotion.
Imagine Hogwarts after the Battle, after the War, sure –
But imagine Hogwarts’ students, after their year with the Carrows and Snape.
Imagine a tiny little first-year whose porcupine pincushions still have quills, but to whom Fiendfyre comes easily. The second-year who tried to go back, to fight; whose bravado got Professor Sinistra killed, as she pushed him out of the way of a Killing Curse. The third-year who perfectly brewed poisons, hands shaking, wishing for the courage to spike the Carrows’ cups. The fourth-year who throws away all of their teacups, their palmistry guidebooks, because what use is Divination if it didn’t see this coming? The fifth-year who can barely remember what O.W.L.S. are, let alone that she was supposed to take them. The sixth-year who can’t manage Lumos to save their life, but whose proficiency with the Cruciatus Curse rivals Bellatrix’s.
Imagine the seventh-year who laughs until he cries, thinking about the first-years who will fall asleep in History of Magic while their story is told.
Imagine the Muggleborn first-years left alive, if there are any: imagine what they think of the magical world, when their introduction to it was Death Eaters and being tortured – by their classmates –for having been born.
Imagine the students who went home to their parents (or guardians, or wards, or orphanages) and showed them what they’d learned: Dark curses, hexes, Unforgiveables; that Muggles are filth, animals, lesser. Who, yes, still can’t transfigure a match into a needle – but Mum, there’s a hex that can make you feel as though you’re being stabbed with thousands. (Don’t ask them how they know.)
Imagine the students who will never be able to see Hogwarts as home.
Imagine the students Hogwarts has left, when it starts up again – the lack of Muggleborns, blood-traitors, half-bloods, dead and gone – the lack of purebloods; the Ministry would have chucked everyone of age (and possibly just below) in Azkaban for Unforgiveables, wouldn’t they?
Imagine how few students there are left to teach; imagine how few teachers are left to teach them.
Imagine the students who can’t walk past a particular classroom, who can’t walk through a hallway, who can’t walk into the Great Hall without having a panic attack or breaking down. Imagine the school-wide discovery that the carriages aren’t horseless after all; that everyone, from the firsties to the teachers, can see Thestrals.
Imagine the memorials, the heaps of flowers and mementoes – in every other corner, hallway, classroom; every other step you take on the grounds.
Imagine the ghosts.
Imagine the students destroying Snape’s portrait, using the curses, hexes, even Fiendfyre they’ve been taught how to wield – it has to be restored nearly every week; Snape stays with Phineas Nigellus semi-permanently. (None of the other portraits will welcome him. His reasons do not excuse his conduct.)
Imagine the students unable to trust each other – everyone informed on everyone, your best friend might turn you in.
Imagine the guilt that everyone carries (it should have been me, it’s my fault s/he’s dead, I told on them, it’s all my fault), the students incapable of meeting each other’s eyes because it’s my fault your best friend, your sibling, your Housemate, your boy/girlfriend is dead.
Imagine the memorials piled high with the wands of the dead. Imagine the memorials piled high with the self-snapped wands of the living.
Imagine the students who are never able to produce a Patronus.
Imagine Boggarts being removed from the curriculum because Riddikulus is near impossible to grasp, even for the sixth- and seventh-years. Because their friends and families dead will never, ever be funny.
Imagine the students for whom magic feels tainted.
Imagine the students who leave the wixen world – hell, the students who leave Britain entirely, because there’s nothing left for them there.
Imagine the students who never use magic again.
(From the mind of the wonderful lavenderpatil, a keen look at how students might be after war.)Reblogging this kickass post by the equally kickasslavenderpatilbecause everyone should read it
i’ve stopped trash talking comic sans after learning the font is actually one of the only dyslexia-friendly fonts that come standard with most computers and i advocate for others doing the same
In the event that you would like to continue hating Comic Sans, other dyslexia-friendly alternatives include Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic and Trebuchet.
Tumblr is a cult.
They drag in young, insecure people that don’t know what to make of themselves, and they validate all their retarded ideas and tell them that they should distance themselves from everyone that isn’t part of the cult.
e.g. “You’re 13 and not all that interested in girls? You must be ASEXUAL just like us!”
But like in all cults, once you’re inside you better watch your fucking step. Conduct is strictly policed, and any attempts to question the group-think are swiftly and severely punished.
Hugboxing is the mechanism that Tumblr communities use to draw their victims into the cult, but it only extends so far, and if you transgress then they’ll cut you off hard."
you know whatd be a fun exercise
get a writer and an artist together. artist does a sketch, writer writes a handful of paragraphs. they give them to each other.
writer has to write a handful of paragraphs on the scene depicted in the sketch, and it cant be just like, describing it. artist has to draw a new sketch from the writing.
it’d be a neat lil’ flex-the-muscles sort of thing.
What the heck, I LOVE this. I’d do this in a heartbeat! Does this interest people? (Artists, specifically. I can’t draw/paint/anything.)