HARRY POTTER ALPHABET → a
"Harry knew Apparating meant disappearing from one place and reappearing almost instantly in an another, but he had never known any Hogwarts student to do it, and understood that it was very difficult."
The Cube desktop 3D home printer by 3D Systems
Putting this on the Xmas list!
MASS MARKETED 3D PRINTING IS HAPPENING.
I REPEAT, MASS MARKETED 3D PRINTING IS HAPPENING.
DO NOT PRINT A DILDO!
Even the best 3D printers have tiny gaps for bacteria at least, and can cause tiny cuts at worst.
Print a dildo mould and fill it with latex.
Unless you’re printing tiny dildos to put in a bag so when someone is a jerk you can throw tiny dicks at them and tell them to “go eat a dick”. Then by all means, print tiny dicks.
Wizardstan dropping some knowledge
Do you have anything along the lines of blank/empty plot maps? Like, fill in organizers? Also, any advice on using more than one race/species in a story? (Ex. using vampires, werewolves, shades, fairies & more all in one setting) Like, how to keep it clean and not too confusing without ending up like Tolkien (it's not BAD, it's just very long and wordy, not a teen fic novel)
I have yet to find a good blank worksheet for plots that isn’t intended for grade school kids, but there might be some in the structure tag on the tags page.
To avoid dense and lengthy descriptions, you need to avoid the info dump. There is a tag for that on the tags page. Keep track of all the creatures you use. Some details you should write out are:
- Where are they found? A lot of things can determine the population of a species in a given area. With fantasy races, it’s a lot more than suitable habitats. There might be the equivalent of ethnic ghettos in which one of your species tends to live in one area within a city. The population there will obviously be higher than in other areas. Certain species might not be allowed in certain areas or perhaps as you get closer to where these creatures are native, the population rises. Sometimes a species can only live in a certain environment or perhaps they prefer a certain environment. Having more of one species in an area than another can give you more chances to describe that species and interact with them without having to give equal amount to all the other species.
- What is significant? List the most important parts of this species that you need to share with the reader. Revealing culture is applicable to humans as well and you should consider this for all species. When you are writing your first draft, you can either put in everything and take out what you don’t need later or you can put in only what you absolutely need and go back to add more later. Make sure it contributes to the story, the characters, or to the understanding of this species.
- What are their relationships? Don’t tell the reader about how two species have an issue with each other. Show it (and maybe tell some because it’s okay to do that in moderation). There is a tag for this on the tags page.
TMI Appreciation Week | Day 1: favorite character » Clarissa Fray
"clary… you know; short, red headed, bad temper.”
nephilim week: day one → favorite character
↳ Jace Herondale
“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” ― Homer, The Iliad
I was here