Someone who works at Strex Corp who is secretly helping out the child army by ‘accidentally’ leaving weapons behind or speaking just a bit too loudly about movement plans or actually being less strict with the civilians than the others and just isn’t an ass in general because afTER THEY SEE THAT LIFE ISN’T ALL ABOUT MONEY AND FIGHTING BACK IS ACTUALLY A POSSIBILITY THEY JUST DECIDE THAT THEY’RE DONE WITH STREX AND DECIDES TO SUPPORT THE NIGHT VALIANS AND THE CHILD ARMY SUBTLY AND QUIETLY OH MY GOD
I’ve moved! Last night I made a new account just for my art blog. You guys should check me out, since you already follow me and this blog will not be active. :)
That’s right baby! I’ll still keep this blog up because there is a lot of stuff I like on here. Feel free to follow my NEW art blog!
Should I make a new tumblr account for my art blog? Like, make a new email account for it and stuff? Because my current artblog is a secondary blog so it doesn’t get very many followers since it can’t actually follow people.
What do you think?
I seriously need to know what you all think about this. I’ll move/reblog my old stuff/art there, but still.
People often visit Creative Writing Corner searching for answers about how to write a death scene, so it’s about time that I gave my thoughts about it. I was first given the assignment to write a death scene as a stand-alone piece when I was a freshman in college, in my very first creative writing class. I chose to write a creative non-fiction piece about a relative of mine. The piece ended up being fairly successful; it was published in my college newspaper and I received a lot of very kind comments about it. Here are a few things I learned from that writing experience:
It’s not about the death; it’s about the life.
For someone witnessing the death of a beloved person, the scene is not just about the way the person is going. Few of us get to choose how we go, and if it’s ugly, or painful, or drawn-out, that still has little reflection on how people feel about the person dying. When a life is at its end, we think about the life. Start thinking about what that life meant in the grander scheme of things, what the survivors will be losing.
It’s very easy to get cheesy in a death scene, instantly robbing your story of its tenderness and emotion. Err on the side of spare. What I mean by that is, just describe the person’s death; don’t go soaring up into the rafters with analysis and lofty analogies to angels, ascending to heaven, or on the other side, descending to hell. It is a human being, who is dying; there is enough profundity in that simplest of observations to make your readers feel moved.
Go for details
What made people respond to my written piece and call it poignant weren’t the heavy-handed bits or the sweeping generalizations, but the details. I took care with them, mentioning my grandfather’s mode of speaking, the songs he used to hum, his fondness for cleanliness and order. These little things made him live on the page, which is what a death scene is really trying to do. The details make a person seem real. For a reader to feel sad about a character’s death, the character must first live. Choose your details carefully to add poignancy to your scene.
These are a few tips for writing a death scene in your own story or novel. Be tasteful, be spare, be tender, but don’t be cheesy. Good luck!
Prepare for a mini rant here.
So okay, yesterday Hileee told me that she’d actually received a couple of messages telling her that her Annabeth was ‘ugly’ because she draws her with a hooked nose and Annabeth is supposed to be ‘pretty’. She also seems to get a lot of crap from people simply because of the way she chooses to style and portray the PJO characters.
Let me tell you a couple of things. NOWHERE does it say ‘Annabeth has a perfect straight little nose’ or ‘Leo had perfectly clear skin with not a blemish in sight.’ Actually, her Annabeth is one of my favorites simply because she portrays her so differently to what the majority of people (myself included) depict her features to be. And that’s totally rad! I think she looks fantastic and gorgeous with a hooked nose, frizzy hair and almond eyes. It’s so cool to see a wildly different picture of a character I love, yet you can still see her personality come through because THAT’S WHAT MATTERS, not what shape her facial features are!
Do you even realize how incredibly rude and disheartening it is to have your work shot down because someone else’s opinion based on their OWN values and headcanons?! Annabeth’s exact facial measurements weren’t stated so people are free to imagine her however they want within what parameters Rick gave us, and it makes me so upset when people shoot artists down just because of stupid things like that.
Hileee is wonderfully talented and her style is so different, and Annabeth Chase is still a gorgeous BAMF however you want to portray her features. So please, if you’re one of those people who messaged her about her depictions being ‘ugly’, stop and read the book again because quite clearly you’re missing a few things. And keep those unkind words to yourself. I love her version of all the characters, and anyone else’s. This is fandom is capable of great things, so lets just BE SUPPORTIVE AND RESPECTFUL OF ALL THE ART GOING ROUND OKAY?!
I instantly thought this was Annabeth and then thought “No, this is Andy, her Annabeth is different than this.” Okay, I could see the Annabeth in this picture right away.
An artist getting hate for their work just because it’s not what you think beauty is makes me sick. I have a weird nose, and I used to be really self conscious about it. Now I love my nose, but having you guys hate on an artist just because her Annabeth’s nose isn’t straight makes me wonder what you’d think about my nose. Do you think it’s ugly, too?
And I’d go as for as to say this is incredibly racist. What is influencing you to think a nose defines if someone is beautiful is based on “white beauty” where everyone’s nose has to be straight and they have to have the facial features of the most beautiful white people. What does this say of other races? That just because she’s white she can’t have a hooked nose? Viria, Burdge, Andy, and even myself draw our Pipers with at least slightly hooked noses, but since it’s Piper and since she’s Cherokee I guess that’s okay. Excuse me, but no.
And in the books Divergent Four is described by Tris as having a hooked nose yet the fandom thinks he is SO handsome. Is this just because he’s a guy? I honestly don’t see how that is fair, either.
do you ever draw something a million times above your usual skill level and it’s just like
where the fuck did that come from
YOU’VE UPSET TITS
THIS IS LIKE MY FAVORITE COMIC EVER
You know what I always wonder about? What if Thalia never turned into a tree? What if Zeus, instead of turning her into a pine, just killed the monsters? What would happen? Would Luke still become evil? What would Thalia’s choice have to be? What would Percy’s life be like? Would Percabeth still be a thing? Would Thaluke become cannon?
Is there fanfiction about this? I think I need good fanfiction about this!
My first contribution to the PJO ship weeks.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
Have you ever been in the sad situation that one of your dearest friend have a awful parent? I DO
and sometimes I wish I could just
but I will never able to do that.
This is my dog, Lily. My sister and I bought her, without my dads permission and brought her home as a puppy about a year ago. My dad hates her, but me & my 2 sisters love her to death. This dog helps me cope with my depression and shes always great company to my sisters and I. My dad describes her as “tolerable.” Today, after having this dog for over a year, my dad is saying she needs to go, while he is angry at us for bringing her home, she has become part of the family and we can’t get rid of her, it’s too painful. After begging my dad for a while, he was still stuck on getting rid of her. I mentioned tumblr as a final option, and surprisingly he agreed to it. If I can get 200,000 notes by the end of July, we can keep her. He thinks it’s impossible, but I have faith. I’ve seen tumblr do it before. Please guys help me, I love this dog more than myself. Please oh please :c
ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS BETTER REBLOG THIS