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Hi there! Don't mind me. I'm a simple fan of many things, (in no particular order) OUaT, HP, DW, LoTR, ASoIaF, 3rd Rock, Chaplin, JttW, Disney....lol, the list goes on. I am also a student studying the art of animation; expect to see a lot of my art farts! I hope you'll all bear my shenanigans~


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If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to.

Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

Yeah, so, this answers a lot of asks I get. It’s also why YW focuses on technique and style, and less on content and research.

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6 hours ago on August 28th, 2014 | J | 17,056 notes

stagecoachjessi:

Classic Hollywood Bloopers

21 hours ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 8,581 notes

artbooksnat:

Early designs of Mako Mankanshoku (満艦飾マコ) from Kill la Kill (キルラキル) in The Art of KLK Vol.1. All the illustrations above are by Sushio (すしお) except for the last one, which was illustrated by Yoh Yoshinari (吉成曜). 

21 hours ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 3,855 notes

stoopidsarah:

The Fall Behind the Scenes: Lee’s Method Acting

Lee Pace spent the two months it took to film The Fall’s hospital scenes a wheelchair. Only a select few of the crew knew that he could actually walk.

“It was hard (…) but it was about getting that performance out of Catinca, and making her feel comfortable with me, and putting the mood on set that she would be sensitive to. I do think it was valuable, because it caught a level of realism in those scenes with Catinca, a privacy and sensitivity that I don’t know we would have gotten without doing it.”

21 hours ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 11,214 notes

perchu:

digital art

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1 day ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 27,852 notes

  Kåre Gade

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babeanaleaf:

eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle


I scrolled past this and then barely caught the shoes AND NOW-

babeanaleaf:

eraserheadsbaby:

the ol’ razzle dazzle

I scrolled past this and then barely caught the shoes AND NOW-

1 day ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 152,448 notes

cripple86rizzlesswanqueen:

tivaattheopera:

aheartforaqueen:

Sqwunch

I almost fell off of my chair when I saw this because I flailed too hard

i have so many things to say about this looks but im going to keep them to myself

1 day ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 6,500 notes

agentmlovestacos:

There is no greater Guardians/Parks & Rec gif mashup than this.

via chrisisoninfiniteearths:

Fantastic.

1 day ago on August 27th, 2014 | J | 97,372 notes
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