this is the strongest vine I ever seen
That derned cat.
drewfrinkcansing asked: I’m currently working on building a fantasy world for my first novel and I’m almost finished, but I just realized that I don’t actually have a plot only a major event that happens halfway through the story. Any tips on how to build off of events?
Take a good look at the event you have already planned. Ask yourself as many questions about the event as you can think of and write them all down. For example:
- What “big picture” events led to this event occurring and why?
- What or who is the direct catalyst for this particular event and why?
- Where is the event occurring and what led to it occurring right there?
- Who is involved in the event and how did they come to be involved?
- How did the people involved get to the place of the event and where were they before that?
- How and why are your main characters involved in the event?
- How and why is your antagonist involved?
- What key elements need to be in place in order for the event to occur?
- Who or what is responsible for moving those elements into place?
That’s just the tip of the ice berg, but you get the idea. When you have all your questions, go ahead and answer them. Then, for each answer, ask yourself all of those same questions again—who, what, where, when, why, and how? You should be able to work both backwards and forwards from the event to figure out what needs to happen, what each character’s role needs to be, and how you can get everything moved into place. Once you get that figured out, it’s just a matter of framing each element up within a scene.
I hope that helps! :)
My wife commanderholly built a full body costume of Blathers, then went around Comic-Con giving fossils to people (includes some familiar faces). I filmed the entire thing and it was adorable. Holly’s been working really hard on her YouTube channel and it makes me super proud to be seeing her do so! Share this one around guys :)
Rush live – May 28th 1976 in Chicago, IL
jsyk the creators of urbance have posted on their facebook about the recent criticisms about the plotline and concept and they have displayed a willingness to fix mistakes and take fan critique into account.
you really should not boycott this project based on limited information given in the summary, when it is doing a lot of good things for representation in other areas and the creators seem more than happy to look at the flaws the concept does have and fix them.
(ok, so the op of this has explained that this was made before the most recent comments) but in case anyone missed it…
read the newer comments. i honestly don’t think they were ever all that invested in fixing the flaws so much as looking for people to agree with them that there isn’t a problem at all. there’s a lot of “it’s not our intent so there can’t be a problem!” going on, liking all of the comments reducing concerns to “tumblr sjws at it again,” plus an “AMEN!” to someone telling everyone upset to shut up about “the buzzwords homophobia & transphobia.” so really, they have a LOT to account for right now, and it’s not looking too promising.
(and there’s more i want to say about what they’ve just said about their concept of race in the world they’re creating but i’ll save that for another post. tl;dr this project is becoming more of a mess every time they open their mouths and from looking at their own words, it’s nowhere near “good representation” in any area imo)
when someone says something so wrong that really pisses you off but you don’t wanna start an argument so you just sit there like
why is there even this whole idea that if you “just hand people things” all creativity will cease because nobody will have any motivation to work hard
everybody I’ve ever met has something they would do passionately and well if money wasn’t an issue
the need for money is the bane of creativity