Sister: Hey, I've got something to give you.
Me: (Oh, no. Here it comes.)
Me: (The moment during cleaning/ moving when she gives me all her unwanted crap.)
Me: (NOT THIS TIME.)
Me: I'm not going to take your crap.
Sister: Oh. *reveals three copic markers*
Sister: Well, if you don't want them--
Me: *snatches markers*
Me: *makes an inhuman call of victory*
Me: *retreats into room*
Me: *emerges several minutes later*
Me: I should apologize.
Fill this in with stuff about you
Age: 21
Where I’m from: born in Missouri, now in Southern Illinois
Where I would like to live: OXFORD, CITY OF SPIRES
Favorite food: Mac n' cheese, breakfast foods, bread-- skim milk. : 3
Religion: Roman Catholic. > >;;;;;;;;;;;;;; I get frustrated with my religion.
Single/taken: single
Favorite book(s): I can easily list off books I hate, but this . . . Hmm. The Ocean at the End of the Lane was fantastic, along with Night Circus. Just finished Orange is the New Black, too-- t'was good. : )
Random fact about me: I've got a bump on my eyelid. : / Nnnnngh.
Favorite day of the year: a-all of the days? XD;
If I have any pets: Two adorable cats, Toby the Orange Tabby and Nimble the Tuxedo. <3 <3 <3
What I’m listening to right now: My sister talking. XD;;; I usually like soundtracks or tumblr posts, which are then reblogged onto entropymusic.
What my name means: "Yuri" from "yuriakashu" means "lily," but my real name means "beloved." : P
Is 60k too short for a YA fantasy?
Anonymous

askyuliana:

ocentropy:

newleafliterary:

maybe…

It might not be, but just seeing 60k makes me worry that there’s not enough plot or worldbuilding.

What about a YA fantasy based in the “real world”?  For instance, teenagers with powers in a small USA town.  Is worldbuilding still a concern there?

OoC: My opinion, more words aren’t necessarily better or mean it has more worldbuilding than a shorter book. Sometimes, it’s more important to be concise than to instruct your readers on, say, what this mythological creature that pops up eats.

Case in point, Victor Hugo. I love the story of Les Mis, but it’s so frickin’ tedious to read through at some points. These two characters are going through a Parisian sewer? Let’s spend the next ten whole pages talking about the Parisian sewers and completely stop all story development.

That’s true …  *has flashbacks of a certain rosebush from Scarlet Letter*  I should probably put a little bit more words into description, at least.  I’m a terrible judge of what’s enough and what’s not.  XD;

Plane pictures, 2/3 (1/3).

zannyblogging - Any of my cast members from Bobby’s Tale, or Teddy or hell ER members as Sailor Scouts
miss-sleepy-head - Could you draw either my distortion character Allie or my nuzlocke progtagist Nathaniel? :D

Featuring the amazing Bobby and resilient Allie.
These were all drawn on the plane home from Oxford using three ciao copics I bought there (pastel colors) and two ink pens (Faber-Castell’s S and Pentel’s .03 art pen), along with a handy mechanical pencil &#8230; except for Allie.  &gt; &gt;;  I got halfway done with her on the plane and colored her at home.  Hence the different colors (because pastels didn&#8217;t feel right).

Plane pictures, 2/3 (1/3).

zannyblogging - Any of my cast members from Bobby’s Tale, or Teddy or hell ER members as Sailor Scouts

miss-sleepy-head - Could you draw either my distortion character Allie or my nuzlocke progtagist Nathaniel? :D

Featuring the amazing Bobby and resilient Allie.

These were all drawn on the plane home from Oxford using three ciao copics I bought there (pastel colors) and two ink pens (Faber-Castell’s S and Pentel’s .03 art pen), along with a handy mechanical pencil … except for Allie.  > >;  I got halfway done with her on the plane and colored her at home.  Hence the different colors (because pastels didn’t feel right).

Is 60k too short for a YA fantasy?
Anonymous

newleafliterary:

maybe…

It might not be, but just seeing 60k makes me worry that there’s not enough plot or worldbuilding.

What about a YA fantasy based in the “real world”?  For instance, teenagers with powers in a small USA town.  Is worldbuilding still a concern there?

Prompt: If my maths' right -and my math's always right-

(( Still doing the summer cleaning on the inbox— and, tweaking the prompt a little. Meet two characters from my manuscript. ))

Damian drummed his fingers on the refurbished table.  Ckristian watched him carefully, making sure none of his more usual ticks popped up— pinching, scratching, or worse.  He was doing well so far.

"Okay."  He propped up the textbook.  Ckristian scooted in closer, leaning her head on his shoulder.  They both blushed; Damian tried to retain his composure.  "If my math’s right—"

"—and your math’s always right," she grinned.

"Not always.”  He cleared his throat.  “If my math’s right, then this problem makes no sense.”

"What?"  She moved forward, her nose grazing the page’s surface.

"See here?"  He pointed at the provided variables.  "There’s one too many.  No matter how you solve for x and y, z will always have an unknown in it.”

"But, you can solve for those two, can’t you?  Which means—"

"I keep getting different values.  I have to assume what z is when I never really know.”

"So—"  She flopped her head back onto him, this time closer to his neck and chest, "the teacher’s full of shit."

Damian bit his lip; she gave him a quick slap on the shoulder for that.

"Don’t do that."

"Do what?"

"You were hurting yourself again!"

"Was I?"

Was he?  Maybe she was just being paranoid …  Ckristian settled back on her boyfriend, eyes closed.

"You would tell me if you were, wouldn’t you?"

He ran a finger across the page’s edge, smiling at the formed paper cut.

"Of course."

Plane pictures, 1/3.

pascallous - If you could draw Pascal and/or any of his pokemon, that’d be lovely!
angryskitty -You can draw any of my OCs or characters OR a Pokemon. Whoever you want. :3

Pascal from the Auroris OCT and Angryskitty&#8217;s angry Skitty, Sugar Cube.
These were all drawn on the plane home from Oxford using three ciao copics I bought there (pastel colors) and two ink pens (Faber-Castell&#8217;s S and Pentel&#8217;s .03 art pen), along with a handy mechanical pencil.

Plane pictures, 1/3.

pascallous - If you could draw Pascal and/or any of his pokemon, that’d be lovely!

angryskitty -You can draw any of my OCs or characters OR a Pokemon. Whoever you want. :3

Pascal from the Auroris OCT and Angryskitty’s angry Skitty, Sugar Cube.

These were all drawn on the plane home from Oxford using three ciao copics I bought there (pastel colors) and two ink pens (Faber-Castell’s S and Pentel’s .03 art pen), along with a handy mechanical pencil.

Pages 168 - 169 are up!
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Pages 168 - 169 are up!

- start - archive - on the boards - Updates are every Sunday.

zannyblogging said: CONGRATS AAAH *throws confetti at you*

miss-sleepy-head said: Holy shit. Congrats. :D

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I MADE IT THROUGH TO R6.

THIS IS THE FARTHEST I’VE EVER GOTTEN IN A COMPETITION, I JUST—

twigisms:

I think the most important thing for folks to remember when creating characters is that people do not exist in vacuums. Family, friends, peers, et cetra exist around them, as do social and cultural conventions (even ones that they might not adhere to). And that can change or alter or help shape the way they approach and view the world, or it will slide into their language and just—

It’s there, and so are they. They exist within something. It’s one of the reasons really long, broken down profiles of bullet points are not always the most helpful, unless you think about the reasons beyond just: this is their favourite colour, but the why it might be, or do they wear that colour a lot, or do they associate it with other people, et cetra. 

La oot.

Seconded.  I have three stories that start off with the same “base character” but turn out very differently due to the influence of family situation, overall social environment, and plot.  Because of these differences, they are similar enough to be related (as they are) but have their own strengths and weaknesses.

glassshard:

Do you want to own a shiny print volume of the epic fantasy adventure webcomic Unsounded? Of course you do! Help make it possible by supporting the Unsounded Kickstarter, live now and itching for your support!
Unsounded plainly wouldn’t exist without its readers. I couldn’t do it if you guys didn’t have my back. Let’s keep it going with this second volume. The better it does, the more focus I can give Unsounded, from a new website to new side stories to multi-page updates and - and- and the sky’s the limit!
And if we reach the goal? I have stretch goals ranging from a print-exclusive Duane comic to vinyl stickers for everyone to a Tainish language guide. I’m thinking it could be pretty great.
Please consider picking up a book, or even just reblogging this call. Thanks so much! :D

glassshard:

Do you want to own a shiny print volume of the epic fantasy adventure webcomic Unsounded? Of course you do! Help make it possible by supporting the Unsounded Kickstarter, live now and itching for your support!

Unsounded plainly wouldn’t exist without its readers. I couldn’t do it if you guys didn’t have my back. Let’s keep it going with this second volume. The better it does, the more focus I can give Unsounded, from a new website to new side stories to multi-page updates and - and- and the sky’s the limit!

And if we reach the goal? I have stretch goals ranging from a print-exclusive Duane comic to vinyl stickers for everyone to a Tainish language guide. I’m thinking it could be pretty great.

Please consider picking up a book, or even just reblogging this call. Thanks so much! :D

Wednesdays are no more.

I hate doing this, but there will be no updating of Nuzlocke S3 on Wednesdays (today included), only Sundays.

I have the completed pages for today right here, but I just finished them; it’s too late to scan them for today. Also, I have realized over the past few days that making two submissions every week— along with creating a queue— is impossible, especially with my right hand teetering in strength. There WILL be an update Sunday, and updates will continue on Sunday. Just not Wednesdays.

hamburgerjack:

badgerjaw:

Do you think some pokemon evolve by trading because they think you’re giving them away forever, so in their fear of abandonment they evolve into something better than they were so you’ll love them again?

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punkdraco:

Teddy Lupin
A first Hufflepuff to win the Triwizard Tournament, an inborn master of disguise, Teddy Lupin avoided being photographed by The Daily Prophet by turning into Rita Skeeter every time she’d get close. He did, however, give an interview, in which he explained how he’d managed to get past the five-headed dog. “Canines love me,” he said mysteriously. Rita Skeeter reports seeing the ghosts of the past glistering in his, now bright purple, eyes.

*slowly revises Teddy Lupin fanfiction*

punkdraco:

Teddy Lupin

A first Hufflepuff to win the Triwizard Tournament, an inborn master of disguise, Teddy Lupin avoided being photographed by The Daily Prophet by turning into Rita Skeeter every time she’d get close. He did, however, give an interview, in which he explained how he’d managed to get past the five-headed dog. “Canines love me,” he said mysteriously. Rita Skeeter reports seeing the ghosts of the past glistering in his, now bright purple, eyes.

*slowly revises Teddy Lupin fanfiction*