Prologues not to write

the-right-writing:

There are many authors and editors who will say to never use a prologue under any circumstances. While I don’t think that’s quite true, I do think the majority of prologues fall into bad categories. If your prologue is like any of these, it’s best to axe it.

  • An explanation of all the hardships in a character’s life that happened before the plot. These are better off hinted at or told in flashback in the main story. Reading about somebody I hardly know getting bullied or hurt isn’t engaging.
  • Worldbuilding. At some deep level, you know it is wrong to use your first chapter exclusively to worldbuild because it would put readers off. Shifting it to the prologue doesn’t actually help the situation.
  • Vague and evil thoughts from the villain’s perspective. Nobody cares and nobody will even remember those thoughts when the villain comes into play.
  • Mythology. Like worldbuilding, but even worse since prologue mythology rarely comes into play in the actual story.
  • Philosophizing. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

expensiveface:

"that boy is really cute" "wait cara arent you a lesbian how can you tell" you know what. youre right. i forgot to put on my HomoSpecs™, which allow me to view all men as grayish blurry blobs. Is that jeremy?? i can’t even tell now that i’m wearing my HomoSpecs™. all men look like the same unattractive indistinguishable gray haze to me because i am homosexual 

moonkistprincess:

"i was born in the wrong generation" i say as i steal my grandkids hoverboards because fuck you i was promised these years ago

drillheadonfire:

whats the difference between bi people and unicorns

i can see unicorns on movies and tv

ceriserin:

a moment of silence for female characters who get a lot of shit but would be adored if they were male

applepai:

Send me any Tales character and I will draw them!

castyrianoit said: Rita and Pascal please! c:

*v*///

applepai:

Send me any Tales character and I will draw them!

castyrianoit said: Rita and Pascal please! c:

*v*///

kalenel:

astroize:

Shepard should just lock Tali and Legion in a room together with a few tins of lego
if it helped me make friends it would totally work on them

OMG, so adorable!!

kalenel:

astroize:

Shepard should just lock Tali and Legion in a room together with a few tins of lego

if it helped me make friends it would totally work on them

OMG, so adorable!!

meaganfanart:

broccoleafveins:

See the full footage here: Winston (kitty) takes care of Zeke (puppy) 

 
"Zeke just got home from the vet — being allergic to certain grasses, he broke out in hives and they gave him steroid and benadryl shots. This is Winston, loving and taking care of him"

A cats purr vibrates at a frequency that promotes bone health and aids in healing. So the kitty is probably trying to purr him better.

ageofdragon:

Dragon Age Keep Romance Art Tiles

None of these screenshot are mine and have only been gathered from around tumblr space. They were released by various people due to the revised NDA that states they may show some art work with the understanding that they must not be plot-related choices and that it must be stated that not all designs are final and may be subject to change.

kurgy:

same

samanticshift:

moon—cunt:

mankvill:

komasas:

Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.I’m a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.Wish me luck in Japan!


Howdy, my name is Kenichi Smith.  I’m a 27 year old Japanese Toonaholic (Cartoon fan for you foreigners). I draw cartoons and comics on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior American games. (Halo, Gears of War, Call of Duty)  I train with my 1911 every day, this superior weapon can shoot straight through steel because it kicks ass, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my gun license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.  I speak English fluently, both the Midwestern and the East Coast accents, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about American history and their Constitution, which I follow 100%  When I get my American visa, I am moving to New York to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Nickelodeon or a game designer!  I own several cowboy outfits, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to America, so I can fit in easier. I keep cool to my elders and seniors and speak English as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.  Wish me luck in America!

I am literally fcking crying so many tears

samanticshift:

moon—cunt:

mankvill:

komasas:

Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.

I’m a 27 year old American Otaku (Anime fan for you gaijins). I draw Anime and Manga on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior Japanese games. (Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Persona series)

I train with my Katana every day, this superior weapon can cut clean through steel because it is folded over a thousand times, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my sword license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak Japanese fluently, both Kanji and the Osaka dialect, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about Japanese history and their bushido code, which I follow 100%

When I get my Japanese visa, I am moving to Tokyo to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Studio Ghibli or a game designer!

I own several kimonos, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to Japan, so I can fit in easier. I bow to my elders and seniors and speak Japanese as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in Japan!

Howdy, my name is Kenichi Smith.

I’m a 27 year old Japanese Toonaholic (Cartoon fan for you foreigners). I draw cartoons and comics on my tablet, and spend my days perfecting my art and playing superior American games. (Halo, Gears of War, Call of Duty)

I train with my 1911 every day, this superior weapon can shoot straight through steel because it kicks ass, and is vastly superior to any other weapon on earth. I earned my gun license two years ago, and I have been getting better every day.

I speak English fluently, both the Midwestern and the East Coast accents, and I write fluently as well. I know everything about American history and their Constitution, which I follow 100%

When I get my American visa, I am moving to New York to attend a prestigious High School to learn more about their magnificent culture. I hope I can become an animator for Nickelodeon or a game designer!

I own several cowboy outfits, which I wear around town. I want to get used to wearing them before I move to America, so I can fit in easier. I keep cool to my elders and seniors and speak English as often as I can, but rarely does anyone manage to respond.

Wish me luck in America!

I am literally fcking crying so many tears

Conversation with my very religious mother
Me: did you know that it is a sin to wear that shirt and you could go to hell?
Mom:
Me: I mean it has mixed fabrics.
Me: According to the bible, that's a sin.
Mom: show me where it says that
Me: levictus 19:19
"'Keep my decrees.
“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.
“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.
Mom:
Mom:
Mom: well just because it says that doesn't mean you can say its a sin and we'll go to hell
Me: so why are people doing that with homosexuality

officialannakendrick:

life may be rough but boobs are really really soft

knightcommanderalenko:

knightcommanderalenko:

I just constructed a giant map of thedas what am I doing with my life

proof

image

thesanityclause:

HE HAS A KNIFE FOR A BOTTOM

thesanityclause:

HE HAS A KNIFE FOR A BOTTOM