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Great descriptive writing exercise (for fan fiction or otherwise)

Read over what descriptions of this character you already have—if its a character from your favorite fandom, read some fanfiction, or whatever descriptions you’ve written so far if it’s an original character.

Then write a paragraph describing that character.

But as you write your description, recall the most memorable traits about them, both from memory and from the stories you read before, and select a few that you see being described most often—like their hair color, their eyes, or a particular habit. Then, do not mention that trait at all. Think of whatever other means you can to describe them.

And don’t just avoid certain characteristics! Also watch what words, phrases, and images you’re using to describe them. It’s really easy to begin to rely on less-than-fresh phrases and imagery, because they immediately come to mind. But are those the most interesting words you can think of? Could you cut out that image and replace it with one that you’ve never used before? How succinctly can you describe them, while still making them recognizable, and the writing compelling?

It will help you develop new ways of thinking about physical imagery!

dame-mas-gaby:

Sufin in aprons inspired by reese and cyrus from animal crossing new leaf!! A commission I’ve been working on for a few weeks! 

dame-mas-gaby:

Sufin in aprons inspired by reese and cyrus from animal crossing new leaf!! A commission I’ve been working on for a few weeks! 

(via tfwdoitsu)

Aladdin AU: The Sultan and The Grudge King

scribblemynizzle:

This is the story of how a certain kingdom came by its rather unusual princess.

It begins with the Sultan.

In his youth, he was hotheaded and prideful as could be. He lived to fight.

His arrogance provoked many wars, and made him many enemies. 
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official-courfeyrac:

classicrockboy:

rachellebutler:

Treble clefs by (L to R) Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel.
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It’s like Beethoven didn’t even try to write it…

i actually really like mendelssohn’s.

official-courfeyrac:

classicrockboy:

rachellebutler:

Treble clefs by (L to R) Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Ravel.

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It’s like Beethoven didn’t even try to write it…

i actually really like mendelssohn’s.

(via treblemirinlens)

yuckypearls:

this took me four hours im dead i died here just freakin take it its transparent just take it from my cold dead corpse it looks best on light backrounds btw its shit on dark ones and i dont care im dead

yuckypearls:

this took me four hours im dead i died here just freakin take it its transparent just take it from my cold dead corpse it looks best on light backrounds btw its shit on dark ones and i dont care im dead

(via tfwdoitsu)


"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source
"Otters have a skin flap that forms a pocket so they can keep their favorite rock with them. They use this rock to break open mollusks when eating. Some otters go their entire lives carrying the same rock!” source

(Quelle: metamorphosis-of-a-soul, via pastellieria)

stirringwind:

the struggle is real for Argentina, and the denial equally bad lmao (look who bothered to randomly show up early in the morning). 

because i was bored and then i remembered a comment zulenha made about Brazil’s curly hair getting all frizzy and messy in humid weather. Of course, Argentina is very proud of his shiny blonde locks (“they’re NATURAL, omg you riff-raff”). :P

Brazil and Argentina are my own designs but inspired by the Latin APH community

ask—-netherlands:

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He who eats fire, craps sparks.

(translation: Don’t be surprised at the outcome when you do something stupid.)

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And for those of you that are uncultured on art history, this painting is every literal Netherlandish proverb happening all at once.