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juls-art:

Don’t talk to me about Reboot

because then I won’t stop

and I’ll draw them everywhere (but here’s just in my sketchbook)

avocavo:

stunningpicture:

Pulled a layer of ice off a leaf

i thought u found a fairy wing omg

avocavo:

stunningpicture:

Pulled a layer of ice off a leaf

i thought u found a fairy wing omg

jellyflavoured:

I imagine when meenah was young she was a super adorable kid just swimmin like glub yea whos swimmin with the fishes i am it’s me

jellyflavoured:

I imagine when meenah was young she was a super adorable kid just swimmin like glub yea whos swimmin with the fishes i am it’s me

iamchuckyouarepie:

New Year, New Look

iamchuckyouarepie:

New Year, New Look

relatableteenblogger:

in case you were having a bad day, here’s a picture of Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, on the floor of a bathroom with a wombat

relatableteenblogger:

in case you were having a bad day, here’s a picture of Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, on the floor of a bathroom with a wombat

voidbat:

jqqqq:

i suppose you could say seymour did it…… for the vine

image

GET THE ACTUAL AND ENTIRE FUCK OUT OH MY GODDDDD

Incredible observational skills there, mister spambot

Incredible observational skills there, mister spambot

Can I roll Sense Motive on the cookies?

— We don’t trust our DM anymore. (via outofcontextdnd)

K here's a fun question related to the no stupid epithets discussion. I'm writing a story in a tight third person POV, and in it I introduc two characters, and goblin and a Minotaur, mid-action-sequence. For me it feels silly to refer to them by name before my POV character learns their names, but this does mean that until there is a convenient moment in the narrative for introductions, they get referred to as "the Minotaur" and "the goblin." Please advise.
witchofprose

mercurialmalcontent:

ceruleancynic:

For my money, that’s just fine—but use pronouns as well if at all possible. Just keep it varied, so you aren’t using “the Minotaur” where you could be using “he” or “it” or “they.” There’s no absolute proscription here, just try and keep the epithet/description to a minimum.

(Ok, there is one absolute proscription: never under any circumstances write scenes in which your horrorstruck heroine exclaims in fainting tones “the vampyre, the vampyre.” Unless you’re doing it ironically.)

Yes, this. 

The thing that makes overuse of epithets grating is that you, the writer, have generally already told the reader what the character is/looks like. Use of epithets is restating that over and over and over and makes it seem like you don’t have a grasp of your characters, or expect your readers to have forgotten between one sentence and the next. 

It’s different when you have an newly introduced and unnamed character - using epithets here and there makes some sense in that case - but yeah, you still want to keep it light because, again, your reader is able to remember things from one sentence to the next.