2. 08:02

    Notes: 42425

    Reblogged from gustybv

    Tags: medieval weaponryweaponsreference





    Commonly confused medieval weapons, a powerpoint by me.

    Now stop screwing them up, seriously, or I will put a medieval weapon in your head.

    Tumblr is endearing me to being lectured at in Comic Sans

    THIS is a WAR SCYTHE, a scythe actually used in combat. Notice it is not a useless piece of shit and is an actual functional weapon.

    The only reason why death is pictured with a FARMING scythe is because he harvests souls.

    now i can kill ppl and know what im killing them with thank you

  3. 20:32 21st Apr 2014

    Notes: 4690

    Reblogged from cutefeyrac

    Tags: writing100 prompts


    Send me a number and two characters - get a drabble.

    1. Introduction
    2. Love
    3. Light
    4. Dark
    5. Seeking Solace
    6. Break Away
    7. Heaven
    8. Innocence
    9. Drive
    10. Breathe Again
    11. Memory
    12. Insanity
    13. Misfortune
    14. Smile
    15. Silence
    16. Questioning
    17. Blood
    18. Rainbow
    19. Gray
    20. Cookies
    21. Vacation
    22. Mother Nature
    23. Cat
    24. Orly?
    25. Trouble Lurking
    26. Tears
    27. Foreign
    28. Sorrow
    29. Happiness
    30. Under the Rain
    31. Flowers
    32. Night
    33. Expectations
    34. Stars
    35. Hold My Hand
    36. Precious Treasure
    37. Eyes
    38. Abandoned
    39. Dreams
    40. Rated
    41. Teamwork
    42. Standing Still
    43. Dying
    44. Two Roads
    45. Illusion
    46. Family
    47. Creation
    48. Childhood
    49. Stripes
    50. Breaking the Rules
    51. Sport
    52. Deep in Thought
    53. Keeping a Secret
    54. Tower
    55. Waiting
    56. Danger Ahead
    57. Sacrifice
    58. Kick in the Head
    59. No Way Out
    60. Rejection
    61. Fairy Tale
    62. Magic
    63. Do Not Disturb
    64. Multitasking
    65. Horror
    66. Traps
    67. Playing the Melody
    68. Hero
    69. Annoyance
    70. 67%
    71. Obsession
    72. Mischief Managed
    73. I Can’t
    74. Are You Challenging Me?
    75. Mirror
    76. Broken Pieces
    77. Test
    78. Drink
    79. Starvation
    80. Words
    81. Pen and Paper
    82. Can You Hear Me?
    83. Heal
    84. Out Cold
    85. Spiral
    86. Seeing Red
    87. Food
    88. Pain
    89. Through the Fire
    90. Triangle
    91. Drowning
    92. All That I Have
    93. Give Up
    94. Last Hope
    95. Advertisement
    96. In the Storm
    97. Safety First
    98. Puzzle
    99. Solitude
    100. Relaxation

  4. 15:11

    Notes: 292

    Reblogged from revolutionariess

    Tags: music to write to


star lord’s mixtape [listen]
a mix of the jams on peter quill’s walkman

hooked on a feeling blue swede / safety dance men without hats / mr blue sky elo / we belong pat benatar / africa toto / atomic blondie / holding out for a hero bonnie tyler / take on me a-ha / down under men at work / any way you want it journey / you spin me round dead or alive / princes of the universe queen


    star lord’s mixtape [listen]

    a mix of the jams on peter quill’s walkman

    hooked on a feeling blue swede / safety dance men without hats / mr blue sky elo / we belong pat benatar / africa toto / atomic blondie / holding out for a hero bonnie tyler / take on me a-ha / down under men at work / any way you want it journey / you spin me round dead or alive / princes of the universe queen

  5. 09:48 16th Apr 2014

    Notes: 73658

    Reblogged from epicukulelesolo

    Tags: body languagereference



    Cheat Sheets for Writing Body Language

    We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you show a character’s state of mind. Obviously, a character may exhibit a number of these behaviours. For example, he may be shocked and angry, or shocked and happy. Use these combinations as needed.

    by Amanda Patterson

    You guys, this is such a great chart especially for budding writers. Sometimes it’s more effective to show a character being bored or excited or shocked without explicitly saying so.

  6. 08:02 15th Apr 2014

    Notes: 1563

    Reblogged from writeworld

    Tags: novel cardsgood ideas

    Writing Tip: Novel Cards


    Hello, All,

    If you have a trouble with your many bubbling ideas, I have a technique which may help you keep all of your thoughts organized and recorded. 

    When you have an idea you would like to use in your work, but you don’t know where or when it can fit in, write it down! You are a writer and made to write, and I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep all of those newly blossoming concepts together in a neat pile. 

    How I handle my ideas are with notecards, which I call “Novel Cards.” You can have as many as you want for whatever topic. Here are some examples:

    • Chapter Cards - they tell the main plot happenings for any chapter you come up with. These cards are solid. You know when they will happen and what will happen.
    • Moment Cards - these cards are for scenes or ideas that you know will happen, but when it will is not clear yet. These cards are fluid, they are open to change and some are more detailed than others.
    • Character Cards - these cards cover characters who will be introduced or who you do not know well yet. They might not even have a name!
    • Dialogue Cards - these cards capture all of the witty or dramatic discourse between characters that may have an unclear space in the story but you definitely want to include.

    You can create these cards for any topic, from a person to a thing to a planet. The more platforms you play with your story through the clearer it will become, but don’t forget that the best way to “learn” your story is just by writing it! 


  7. 08:02 12th Apr 2014

    Notes: 106509

    Reblogged from chiefandguide

    Tags: referenceblood twblood loss


    Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

  8. 08:02 11th Apr 2014

    Notes: 1248

    Reblogged from writeworld

    Tags: referencesuitsfight scenes

    Realistic Writing


    Fighting in Suits

    Doing research to add realism to your writing is incredibly important, so I figured I’d start a post series concerning the various questions I’ve had, and the answers I’ve come across regarding this subject.

    I have a lot of fight scenes in my novel and I have a character who wears a suit all of the time. Anyone who has ever worn a suit knows they don’t allow for a great range of movement and I’m surprised that James Bond hasn’t torn more of them considering how many fights he gets into. But as we all know, Hollywood tends to lie and I was curious if fighting in a suit was even possible.

    In my search I stumbled across this wonderful article: http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/bespoke-tailor-explains-james-bonds-suits.html

    It’s an interview with a professional tailor and he tells exactly what he would do to a suit in order to make it viable to wear in a fight:

    How would you tailor a suit or tuxedo to make it fighting-ready?

    Armholes would be high. That’s the key thing — armholes have to be high. The shoulders have to be natural, so as little shoulder pad as possible. Small armhole, but the sleeve has to be a little bit fuller, so you’re able to just raise your arms up. Also, it has to be the correct width for the arm. It shouldn’t be too wide or too close. There’s no general rule on how it should be – it depends on the customer’s arm.

    And what about if someone needed to be able to kick. What alterations would need to be made?

    Oh, they would definitely have to be comfortable wearing their trousers really high. Because if you’re wearing a low-cut trouser, then you’d have to wear a fuller cut in order to have that comfort. But if you want to wear a nice, skinny trouser, a slim-fitting trouser, then you have to be comfortable wearing your crotch high. Pretty much, the key for that kind of movement is the crotch. Like, the jacket would be the armhole, for the trouser it would be the crotch.

    How would a suit need to be cut for the wearer to be comfortable carrying a handgun?

    I’ve done a suit for someone who carries a small .22 – legally that is [laughs]. The thing is a fuller chest. So right under the ribcage, exactly that position where the weapon would be concealed, that would be fuller. And then everything else would be tapered down.   

    There seems to be a lot of very specific alterations needed. Would it be possible for James Bond to do his thing if the suit wasn’t specifically made for him?

    No, no. It’s not possible. There’s no fixed amount of how deep or how wide the armhole should be. It all depends on that customer. How your arms are when you’re standing relaxed is incredibly important: Are they forward, are they slouching to the side, are they a little back as if your chest is pushing up? The balance of the sleeve has to be just in the right place and Bond wouldn’t get the accuracy necessary without it being costumed.  

    So yes fellow writers, it is indeed possible to realistically fight in a suit when your character is wearing one that’s specially tailored. Be sure to check out the full article for more great information!


  9. 16:03 10th Apr 2014

    Notes: 336

    Reblogged from writingquotes

    Tags: quoteswriting

    Basically, fiction is people. You can’t write fiction about ideas.
    — Theodore Sturgeon
  10. 08:02

    Notes: 338

    Reblogged from a-writers-littlethings

    Tags: writingquote

    image: Download