Mais uma encomenda finalizada com muito amor e carinho <3 <3
Mais uma encomenda finalizada com muito amor e carinho <3 <3
Yes i still cant stand nick ritchie and yes i partially blame him for this
has plans for 5 tattoos <- works minimum wage
I am so wigged out by the prospect of exploring the non-dog I've been getting because first off it's definitely not a "real earth animal" or whatever you want to call it but it also feels so confusing?? Like it's super inconsistent in terms or what it feels it should look like
Definitely has wings and likes collecting/hoarding stuff so kindof dragon-ish but also no?? And I can't figure out the fuckin size and what type of wings it has and if it's domestic or just generally kindof friendly four-legged or bipedal and humanoid........
And then we get into the internalized "kin-phobia" or whatever the fuck you wanna call it but that's a whole shitload of stuff Id rather not unpack right now lmao
The idea of having more than one kintype stresses me out for some reason but there's definitely something else and I am Not Pleased but also I don't want to suppress it because that feels like it could be damaging???
I'm in a very teaching mood tonight, so here's a tip for any writers who may struggle with consistent writer's block/difficulties staying on track/plot holes. This has saved my ass so many times and it makes writing so much easier.
Make an outline.
It really is that simple. They aren't just for academic writing. Outlines serve as a blueprint for you to construct your final writing piece around. Writer's block will nearly disappear when you have a plan to stick to, making it easier to stay in the zone and not stop every now and then to come up with what happens next. Whether your story is going to be ten paragraphs or ten pages, write a dang outline.
"But Shiny, I've somehow gone my entire life thus far without having to write an outline, how do I make one?"
Thank you for asking!
There's no right or wrong way to write an outline, and it really depends on your preference and what you find most helpful, but personally, I like to follow this template:
Title: Self explanatory, and rarely optional, unfortunately.
Main conflict: Decide what is going to give your story tension. Give your readers a reason to stick around and keep reading. Most people will abandon an aimless story (not applicable to fluffy fics).
Stakes: Why does your conflict exist? What's the worst case scenario that could happen? Pro tip: whatever the worst outcome could possibly be, use that. It's always a treat to see things go horribly and irreversibly wrong, whether everything gets fixed in the end or not.
Chapter title: What it says on the tin. Thankfully, much more optional than the main title.
Main event of the chapter: Basically the climax of this particular chapter. May or may not relate to the overall conflict of the story. Every chapter should, ideally, have it's own mini conflict and resolution, even if the conflict is something as trivial as the main character searching for their glasses. You can make it as dramatic or as mundane as you want.
Situation leading up to/accompanying main event: Optional, but I find it helpful to outline every sequence of events for each chapter ahead of time, rather than try to remember things as I come up with them when I'm writing.
The next situation leading up to/accompanying main event: Every little stepping stone can get its own bullet point, if you find this method helpful.
The next situation leading up to/accompanying main event: Some people may prefer more open outlines with room to be flexible, or they may prefer to wing it entirely.
And so on and so forth.
Final message/conclusion (at end of outline): If you have a rough idea of how you'd like your story to end, put it here. This can (and should) change throughout your writing. Or, you could wait until you reach the end and see where the story has taken you. However, it's much easier to stay on track when you have a track laid down. To be honest, I don't usually do this step. However, conclusions are my weakest point when writing fics, so maybe I should start...
Some other miscellaneous tips:
For my fic writers, if you struggle with coming up with summaries, revisiting your conflict statement can guide you. All you have to do is change up the wording a bit (sometimes you don't even have to do that much) and presto, instant summary of what your fic is about. Also, if you even think about including the line "I'm bad at summaries lol uwu" stop it. You don't suck, but now that you've uttered those words, I will not read your fic out of spite. Yes I'm being serious.
Try to make your word count consistent with each chapter. Your story as a whole will flow much better when your word count doesn't fluctuate. Obviously stylistic choices are an exception to this suggestion (one of the best fics I've ever read had a chapter that was post-climax, after mega shit hit the fan, that just read "Nobody knew what to do, so we did nothing" or something to that extent, and holy shit... years later that still stuck with me), but for the most part readers can be a bit thrown by inconsistent word count.
Outlining individual character arcs/motivation/etc may also be helpful in planning your writing. I usually do this when I'm struggling to come up with a main overarching conflict. It's like dumping all the puzzle pieces onto the table; everything is in front of you, now you just have to put it together.
For the love of god pLEASE DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING, GRAMMAR, SPACING/FORMATTING (paragraph breaks, capitalization, etc.)
I hope this helps anyone who finds themselves struggling with writer's block often, using this method to plan out my fics beforehand has helped me greatly. Again, you can tailor this to fit your needs, but this template is a pretty good place to start.
Happy outlining, and godspeed.
good evening, I'm watching the flames game, feeling very cool
Silica is one hot mama!
Rex's Wings Reference Sheets
from Take Flight, Brothers All, my Winged!Clones AU!
AU tag: #TakeFlightBrothersAll
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Notes on Rex beneath cut:
-Like Cody, Rex's wing armor paint also reflects his human body armor. He has jaig eyes to match his helmet on both front and back, as well as a line along the tops of the armor to match his arms. He painted his jetpack with stripes inspired by Ahsoka's montrals to show his respect and friendship with her.
-Rex's wings are a deep, royal blue base with gold markings scattered throughout. The clones call this gold Cody's gold (Glory's gold, among themselves), and every clone has a bit of gold on their wings to indicate that they're in Cody's flock. Rex has more gold than most, showing how close he is to Cody.
-When they were younger, Cody is the first who tells Rex that his wings look like a rare clear night sky, when you can see the stars and the galaxy beyond. They look like freedom, Cody tells him. Your wings hold the Galaxy.
-Rex's wing shape is typical of standard CT-class clone troopers. The length of back feathers isn't indicative of leadership status, but is genetic. As such, Rex's back feathers are shorter than that of CC-class clones like Cody.
See Cody's Reference Sheet
Other art/content for this AU linked on the Masterpost!
+SEKAI+, Dubai event, Fashiowl, Have Unequal, The Liaison Collaborative, WINGS
When Bucky found them a little while later, Tony was laid out in their new nest on his belly with a book in his hands, and Steve was sitting a bit off to the side, like he was uncertain of how to react to it. Building a nest for all three of them made Steve's heart soar, but there was that inkling of fear still, that he was building a nest for Tony and maybe Tony didn't really want them. Or maybe Tony did want them, but he'd change his mind at some point and decide to leave them.
"You guys okay? Settling in well?" Bucky asked, noting Steve's trepidation.
Bucky kicked off his shoes and crawled over to Steve, bumping their noses together. Steve tilted his chin up for a kiss and then buried his face in Bucky's neck.
"You okay, baby?"
"Yeah, m'okay, Buck. It's just... a lot."
Bucky hummed understandingly and wrapped his arms around him.
"What about you, Tony? You okay, angel?"
"Hmm? Yeah, m'good."
Tony was clearly absorbed in whatever he was reading, though Bucky wasn't sure where he got the book from.
"What are you reading, doll?"
"A romance novel. It's very dramatic."
Bucky raised a brow at that and glanced at Steve who grinned.
"I mentioned to Billy that Tony likes to read and he told me it was one of his favorites, but he was willing to lend it to us."
"You like it so far, baby?"
"It's not what I usually read, but it's well written."
"You think it's one of those raunchy romances that Billy likes to read?" Bucky murmured in Steve's ear.
Steve giggled, blushing slightly.
"I sure hope so. He might get all horny and want to mate with us."
“Fly with me…”
An angel cookie stimboard for anon!
So I made some picrew gijinkas (I hope I'm spelling that right) for the team I beat my um nuzlocke with
A calm and serious archer who was emotionally destroyed by the deaths of his friends, he tries to not get close to any of his new teammates but they keep worming their way into his heart
A sweet, kind-hearted raichu who tries to help her teammates through any tough times. She was very close to draco and was the one who let cuddles onto the team. Probably the only morally sound character
A rash and hot-headed vaporeon who got a troublemaking streak from her adopted brother flame. She takes pride in her ability to fight and is the most (physically) scarred of the team, having lost an entire leg during a particularly intense battle
A feisty arbok (also anna's girlfriend) who's basically the team assassin. If you want someone dead she'll do it (for a price of course). Her eye was taken out by a ribombee and her earring is her quick claw which lets her move faster than the average arbok
The youngest of the team who is also probably the smartest of the team, he dislikes fighting for the most part and is close to faith
An amnesiac the team picked up on the side of the road who also might be a god. They're a gentle giant who tries to get along with the rest of the team. He's currently trying to regain his memories (but at what cost)
During the heat of battle cuddles transforms into this. It seems to be their true form. His personality seems to become more sadistic in this form
You can tell where I got lazy
The dragon at the bottom is star Gazer and the one above her who looks pissed and is gonna body slam her is her half brother key holder
My wof oc
From the drafts. I miss summer already.
- THE WEST WING “Guns Not Butter” (4x12)
absolutely irrelevant take: dsmp characters should all be human. exceptions are: ranboo bc he commits to it, phil bc him being immortal is literally the only thing that explains why he is That Way, techno sometimes but only if it’s funny, hannah bc pixies are the best. everyone else is NORMAL. make your peace with it.
An early Christmas present - commissioned art of my two current favourite OCs - Illiam de Graer and Helis Gale! Aren’t they great? ^^
Many thanks to my beloved @dropattackbear, and to @yaboykeiji, who I believe still has holiday commissions going if you want to get some sweet character art!