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BLANK 101 Questions OC101 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your Character
1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
2. How old are you? When is your birthday?
3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?
4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
6. What is your occupation?
7. How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
8. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes?
9. What is your race?
10. To which social class do you belong?
11. Do you consider yourself to be attractive? Do others?
12. What is your style of dress?
13. Do you have any scars? Tattoos? Birthmarks? Other unique physical features?
14. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
15. Are you right- or left-handed?
16. What does your voice sound like?
17. What kind of vocabulary do you use?
18. List three quirks or other defining characteristics.
19. How often do you bathe? Do you wear perfumes?
The Mary Sue Litmus TestHolepunch's Mary Sue Litmus Test:
Ah, the Mary Sue. We can't cobble together a truly comprehensive description of what they are, exactly, but we can agree on one thing: an annoying, 'perfect' character who, through a general lack of flaws and character development, is excruciating to sit through and often makes us gnash our teeth, tear our hair, and reach for the back button. This nefarious creature can be measured and detected, so let's all grab our magnifying glasses and get classifying.
This is a subjective subject; a trait that drives one person right up the wall might fail to get any reaction from another. As you go through the list, count up the points. Each trait will register from 1-5 points, with 1 being a mild thing and 5 being a serious infraction. If a trait is not addressed at all in the story the character comes from, or is totally unknown, just ignore it. And don't worry about racking up pointsthe de-Suifier part of the test ought to restore some balance to
Writing Tips - Myths You Probably BelieveGirls will read books about boys or girls, but boys will only read books about boys:
False. The gender of the protagonist in children's or young adult's literature does not matter. For example, in the 90's, Goosebumps was really popular. About half of them had first-person female protagonists. This more closely ties into subject matter. Something like The Princess Diaries--written for and by females will largely be enjoyed by an exclusively female audience. Something like The Golden Compass/The Northern Lights, which has a female protagonist but has subject matter like adventure, is very accessible to both genders. If you care about having an egalitarian audience, and you know how to write well—whether or not you use a female protagonist—you will most likely succeed.
You need to revise your novel/work like 10 or 20 times until it's perfect
Honestly if you're efficient, and you pay really close attention, you only need to do it like once. (Unless
Writing Tips - Blank Page SyndromeSo you've got your novel or whatever all plotted out. You know what's going to happen each second of the way through. You know all of your main characters to the point of having written a full biography on each of them, including the waiter in chapter 3 who has like two lines of dialogue. You've got your favorite writing music playing on repeat. You've opened up a Word or Google Doc, your fingers ready to go. And yet... you just can't get started. You have no idea where to begin, and anything you try to type just feels weird and awkward. Such is the case of Blank Page Syndrome. The absolute hardest part of writing is getting started, and getting over this. It's not quite writer's block... you know what you want to do, and you could write another story if you want to, but you just can't start this particular novel. And you love this work you're about to begin on. You've been thinking about it so much that proofreading your last work has been a pain in the ass because this new idea keeps
A Lot Of Funny Little Sayings1. You have ONE advantage over me..... You can kiss my ss and I can't!
2. Tradgedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
3. You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough.
4. If your heart was really broken, you'd be dead, so shut up.
5. When a smurf is choking, what color does it turn?
6. The nice mean are ugly, the handsome men are mean, and the nice and handsome men are GAY!
7. When life hands you lemons, alter their DNA, and make SUPER LEMONS!
8. Boys are like lava lamps, pretty to look at, but not very bright.
9. My imaginary friend thinks you have serious problems...
10. A good friend will comfort you when he rejects you, but a best friend will go up to him and say, "It's because you're gay, isn't it?"
11. Forget the cookies, the Darkside has YAOI!
12. DANGER: Blond Zone
13. Save the Earth it's the only planet with chocolate.
14. Did you just call me a BITCH? Well, a bitch is a DOG, Dogs BARK, Bark is on TREES, Trees are a pa
Proof of Shadamy?
The main idea: Shadamy is as likely to happen as Sonamy.
Well, here is an article I wrote:
Have Sonic Team given Amy absolutely no dignity? The girl runs after a boy and tolerates his indifference or annoyance towards her! Thats preposterous.
In one magazine, it is revealed that Sonic does have feelings for Amy, but he's too shy to admit it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4qu52OU2c
Though that magazine only states that the authors of that article went to Sonic Team. It's not official, not Sonic Team told us that. It could be thought of by some as quite "Odd" for Sonic because he is a generally out-there person saying with no problem what is on his mind.
But some could say that Amy brings out Sonic's "softer" side. It is also unknown when or why Sonic fell for Amy, or if he even truly has. Regardless, Amy will continue to chase Sonic for as long as she must.
And a girl can't date someone forever. Their relationship will have to come to some kind of an end.
What's with all the Kiara hate
Okay, for quite a while now, I've been hearing all this hate about how Kiara is an "air head" or a "moron" or a "clueless idiot" and I confess, I used to be one of these people (not counting when I was young) but honestly, I watched Simba's Pride over again (several times) since deciding I hated her, and to my surprise, I no longer do so. Why? Because as I watched the movie, looking for hate evidence, I didn't find ANY. Rather, the opposite. Watching the movie over again, changed my mind, because the evidence I DID find was against the Kiara haters.
Evidence that disproved these claims about her being an airhead/moron/clueless idiot.
Now .before you guys decide to flame me, hear me out.
One of the most frequent complaints about Kiara I hear is that she's nothing like her father, and that Simba was a far better protagonist. Well, that's not entirely true. Despite the fact that Kiara didn't want to be queen, she IS a little like
My thoughts on Autism SpeaksSomeone on tumblr the other day asked me what I thought of the organization Autism Speaks. Being someone on the autism spectrum they wanted to know if I had special insight to the matter. For those who don't know, I have Asperger's Syndrome (which is apparently classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It doesn't really matter, a change of the name doesn't change the condition all that much). If you want to specifically know what that's like, you can read what I wrote here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/journal/Asperger-s-Syndrome-509576015
What I'm going to say about certain topics may get into the area of controversy (not about the organization. Most people in the autistic community, from my experience, do not like autism speaks) so you'll have to bear with me. But no I don't like this organization and I don't support what they do. They harm the lives of autistic people much more than they help and we're going to be talking about quite a few of their controversies. In fact, they've don
My Problems with Taking CriticismPeople say that I have trouble taking criticism. And enough people do that it definitely makes the argument at least worth looking into. So, what do I think? Do I personally think that I have trouble taking criticism? It's not a simple answer. You want a simple answer, it's both yes and no. I frequently think (not just say, actually think) that some of my critics are trolls. And I'm dismissive to a lot who don't come across as trolls. The thing is... these people are strangers, over the internet. People who I know, and trust, like the people who work on Growing Around with me, I can easily take criticism from them—but that doesn't always mean I agree with them. Here's the thing about me, I need to be able to trust someone before I can take criticism from them, or compliments for that matter. Or just opinions about me in general.
The term is called mind-blindness. I hate blaming my conditions for my faults, but it's a symptom of Asperger's. It's usually known as "lack of em