hey girlie<3 just dropped your man in acid i hope you don’t mind <3
girl help the lesbians are plotting my downfall.
(id: two sketches of Undyne. in the first, done in red pen and black ink, she’s staring the viewer down in her no-mercy route armor, holding her hand out dramatically as silver spears fly alongside it. In the second, done in light green pen & ink, she’s smiling and resting a spear across her shoulders, one hand on her hip. end id)
does she know about all the posts i delete tho
undyne deltarune is not a cop shes actually a firefighter they just dont have the right uniforms because shes the only one 👍 hope this helps
Fun fact: it took me over three years to beat Undyne the Undying.
shes literally so hard 😭😭 ok ive been fighting her for like 3 days straight. im this close to just giving up.
undyne the undying is a harder boss than sans send post
the universal creature design is funny and good you are all just mean
magnus will spend like 2 hours shading ¼ of a thing and then you can barely see it. god despises me
— Clive Barker, “The Forbidden” Books of Blood
“Be my victim,” he said.
“No…” she murmured.
“I won’t force it upon you,” he replied, the perfect gentleman. “I won’t oblige you to die. But think; think. If I kill you here – if I unhook you…” he traced the path of the promised wound with his hook. It ran from groin to neck. “Think how they would mark this place with their talk… point it out as they passed by and say: ‘She died there; the woman with the green eyes.’ Your death would be a parable to frighten children with. Lovers would use it as an excuse to cling closer together…”
She had been right: this was a seduction.
Probably the single hardest lesson for me to internalize in writing was that you don’t design a character you design a character arc.
One reason you as a writer might end up stuck with a flat or boring character, or one that just isn’t doing the things you need to create a vibrant plot, despite working out all the details of their life for hours, is because you’ve made the mistake I always do. You’ve made a character who is a blend of all the characteristics you envision for them, rather than saving some characteristics for the end of their journey.
What do I mean by this? Maybe you envision a character who is a handsome prince, honest, brave, and true. In your plot, though, he’s going to be an antagonist for a bit but you don’t really want him to be seen as a bad guy, necessarily. But when you drop him into your story, he’s just… there. Being honest, brave, and true.
That’s because the prince has no character arc. He is a static figure, a cardboard cutout.
Let’s go a little deeper with a great example of one of the best character arcs in YA animation: Prince Zuko. He is, objectively, honest, brave, and true (to his cause of finding the Avatar) from the outset. But he’s also a dick. He’s a privileged, imperialist brat, who is rude to his uncle and vicious to our protagonists.
By the end of the series, though, Prince Zuko is still honest, brave, and true, but he’s also a good person who has learned many lessons over the course of his trials and obstacles. He has failed over and over again at his initial goal of capturing the Avatar. He has failed at winning his father’s regard. He has failed at numerous smaller goals of day to day adventures. He has learned from all of these. We have seen his journey. But, if you started your vision of how to write Zuko from who he ends up being, he’s got nowhere to go as a character.
It’s not just about what flaws he has corrected though. It’s about what lessons about life he has internalized. What flawed views of the world he has corrected and how.
Rather than saying, “The character starts out a dick and learns to be nice,” be more specific. “This character starts out believing the empire he is loyal to is morally in the right for its conquests, but over the course of working for that empire’s ruler and seeing his cruelty first hand, not to mention fighting the empire’s enemies and mingling with its civilian victims, he becomes a better person and learns the error of his ways.”
Already, right there, you have more than a cardboard character. You have a character who has an arc that molds to your plot.
Helpful Questions to Ask:
- What flaws does the character possess?
- How do these flaws influence the character’s mindset, perspective, intuition, and behavior?
- What variables emerge, in the course of the story, that expose these flaws to the reader, to the character in question, or to other characters?
- How does the character react to these inevitable conflicts? What are the consequences for how the character reacts to these conflicts or contradictions?
- What are the stakes for staying the course? What are the consequences for thinking about change? What are the consequences for actually pursuing change? What are the consequences for pursuing change and failing (or succeeding) publicly (or in secret)?
- Reassess: What flaws does the character possess?
- How has the character’s experience(s) in confronting these flaws influenced the character’s role and interaction with the primary conflict set in the story?
- How does the story change as a result?
white people hijack every single movement they join
white feminism is inherently racist and white women are a danger to poc
trends on tiktok like the ‘shut it off’ one show how self trained white women are to cry on command to get things they want, this does not mean anything by itself, but in the context of historical incidents, this is not only a weapon but one that can be pulled at any moment of disagreement with a poc, most commonly men of color therefore weaponizing the security of the white woman over the “violent brown/black man”.
white feminism and white politics are centered around the exclusion of the perceived enemy which targets marginalized demographics such as poc, trans folk and sex workers, and about anyone who can be seen as a threat to the white womanhood and the white man’s rage.
this is encouraged to be rbed by white folk but I’m not open to discussing anything with anyone.
I think people often forget that Alphys is also a royal scientist
“yeah but she sucks at her job”
Among her many actual inventions seen in-game, she invented Mettaton, a fully functional robot using the soul of a monster. She succeeded at using Determination to revive monsters too well, because she was desperate to save them and didn’t know that they would destabilize. She created Flowey/revived Asriel, which is inarguably a scientific achievement and ultimately resulted in breaking the barrier!
Gaster built a giant generator that’s powered by lava, has to be cooled using a wolf throwing an ice cube indefinitely, and destroys people who fall into it from reality, and then didn’t give it railings.
Who is the real failure.
adverse reactions are common when facing the unfamiliar but I must take this tenderness into myself and let the bruise of it spread until my body can recognize it as a warm thing
click for better quality
[ID: a traditional drawing of a person from the shoulders up. They are drawn entirely in blue, with no outlines except around their silhouette and around their eyes. They have short curly hair, and they have an earring somewhere high on their ear. Their eyes are orange; one eye is closed, and both eyes are crying heavily as an orange arm from offscreen gently caresses their cheek. They hold the orange arm’s wrist gently with one hand. The background is yellow. Handwritten around the person’s head reads: “You are loved. Look this truth in the face, and do not flinch. You are loved.” /end ID]