1. sparklesmccheesy:

ittygittydiddynator:

iheichouguys:

lifehackable:

This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

Important and vital

    sparklesmccheesy:

    ittygittydiddynator:

    iheichouguys:

    lifehackable:

    This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.

    No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.

    When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.

    Important and vital

  2. Building my World (step-by-step)

    (Source: aquestionofcharacter)

  3. disneyconceptsandstuff:

    James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

    Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

    Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

  4. (Source: maplesurple)

  5. tinybirdbones:

hominishostilis:

iguessilltryitout:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

truestfeminist:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

thegbox:

No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!
The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

"But womenz are so oppressed! "

You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

"17 previous convictions" Are you fucking blind or what?

she’s still an angel until it’s 99 previous convictions, didn’t you know that?

“You realize that he probably instigated her?” Where have I heard that before? Hmmm…. “She was asking for it.” Feminists, perfectly willing to be victim-blaming pieces of SHIT when the victim is a man, and even when the woman is a blatantly VIOLENT psychopath with a history of attacking strangers. Society, perfectly willing to let psychotic abusive women walk free, “because vagina”. You know, for equality! Fuck
truestfeminist
, troll blog or not. I honestly don’t give a fuck anymore, shit’s not funny.

I really don’t understand posts like this, that somehow this psycho woman suddenly justifies that women should stop ‘whining’ about being abused or being oppressed. Because oh dear, men get abused by women too, well no shit guys this does happen—this is nothing new at ALL. And hopefully now this has come to light she will be prosecuted.
I imagine a percentage of this ignorance of her past crimes were because yes that she was female— however hundreds of thousands of cases of violence and repeated violence against men, women, AND children of all genders DO slip through the cracks because of shoddy police work. This is just a drop in the bucket. Blame the police not women as a whole. Was she provoked all those 18 times? Who knows, maybe, not likely. But I don’t have all those case files sitting on my desk to leaf through. And neither do you.But you can’t deny the statistics on violence against women still trumps that of men. Serial killers, serial rapists and abusers are still mostly men. Why? I don’t know, is it how society raises young boys? Is there something in the water? Aliens? Even adding the guessing numbers of men who don’t come forward to report abuse the whole thing is still lop sided— a load of things are still lop sided in a males favor—but I am not going to hate men as a whole— that would be stupid. Its our society that all genders have  built that’s the problem.
Feminism (Which I just like to call common sense-isim instead) is just about equality! Not hating on men. Equality means equal rights for both parties and that includes women being punished for crimes committed against men equally— and not walking free because of ‘lady parts.’
Basically I’m saying everyone needs to have a group hug and skip, and dance and eat cookies and laugh etc.

Long and rambling wall of text is long.~The End~

    tinybirdbones:

    hominishostilis:

    iguessilltryitout:

    anti-feminist-rayquaza:

    truestfeminist:

    anti-feminist-rayquaza:

    thegbox:

    No, no and no. REBLOG this please, this shouldn’t be allowed and we need to spread the word to everybody about this injustice!

    The actual news article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726219/Yasmin-Thomas-victim-disgusted-walked-free.html

    "But womenz are so oppressed! "

    You realize that he probably instigated her? People dont just do these things. You just like to hear the one side of the story that you want to.

    "17 previous convictions" Are you fucking blind or what?

    she’s still an angel until it’s 99 previous convictions, didn’t you know that?

    “You realize that he probably instigated her?” Where have I heard that before? Hmmm…. “She was asking for it.” Feminists, perfectly willing to be victim-blaming pieces of SHIT when the victim is a man, and even when the woman is a blatantly VIOLENT psychopath with a history of attacking strangers. Society, perfectly willing to let psychotic abusive women walk free, “because vagina”. You know, for equality! Fuck
    truestfeminist
    , troll blog or not. I honestly don’t give a fuck anymore, shit’s not funny.

    I really don’t understand posts like this, that somehow this psycho woman suddenly justifies that women should stop ‘whining’ about being abused or being oppressed. Because oh dear, men get abused by women too, well no shit guys this does happen—this is nothing new at ALL. And hopefully now this has come to light she will be prosecuted.

    I imagine a percentage of this ignorance of her past crimes were because yes that she was female— however hundreds of thousands of cases of violence and repeated violence against men, women, AND children of all genders DO slip through the cracks because of shoddy police work. This is just a drop in the bucket. Blame the police not women as a whole. Was she provoked all those 18 times? Who knows, maybe, not likely. But I don’t have all those case files sitting on my desk to leaf through. And neither do you.

    But you can’t deny the statistics on violence against women still trumps that of men. Serial killers, serial rapists and abusers are still mostly men. Why? I don’t know, is it how society raises young boys? Is there something in the water? Aliens? Even adding the guessing numbers of men who don’t come forward to report abuse the whole thing is still lop sided— a load of things are still lop sided in a males favor—but I am not going to hate men as a whole— that would be stupid. Its our society that all genders have  built that’s the problem.

    Feminism (Which I just like to call common sense-isim instead) is just about equality! Not hating on men. Equality means equal rights for both parties and that includes women being punished for crimes committed against men equally— and not walking free because of ‘lady parts.’

    Basically I’m saying everyone needs to have a group hug and skip, and dance and eat cookies and laugh etc.

    Long and rambling wall of text is long.

    ~The End~

  6. Let Characters Be Wrong

    mooderino:

    Nobody likes a perfect character. Someone who is super good at everything and gets everything right is annoying. 

    Even the most suave secret agents or indestructible superheroes need to make mistakes in order to make the story interesting.  

    There are two parts to using wrongness in a story. There’s the actual mistake (which sometimes isn’t known to be a mistake at the time), and there’s the consequences of the mistake, usually forcing the character to deal with powerful feeling of guilt or regret.

    The mistake the character makes is more impactful on the reader if we see it happen. In some stories a character may be dealing with something that happened a long time a go. A cop who shot the wrong guy is now a washed up private eye. That sort of backstory is fine, but it won’t have real meaning for readers if they don’t see it happen.

    A mistake in and of itself won’t automatically be fascinating. Like any element of a story, it needs to be interesting. If the guy mentioned above was chasing a thief and shot and missed, killing an innocent bystander, that’s perfectly plausible, but it’s also perfectly dull.

    There are many reasons for a mistake beyond an accident, and the more intentional and purposeful it is, i.e. the more the character is responsible for his own actions, the better.

    Stupidity

    Some characters are just dumb. The useless guy in a gang of robbers or in an armyunit. The girl who’s dancing with headphones on while a killer runs round the house stabbing everyone. The kid who never knows what’s going on. These sorts of characters can be very annoying, which is probably why they don’t make for good lead characters (and usually end up dying first).

    It can often feel reasonable to attribute a character’s actions to their dumbness, certainly it happens in real life all the time, but you have to be careful not to use it as a convenient excuse for unlikely events. Characters like this are okay in small doses or for comic relief, but nobody wants to follow an idiot around for 300 pages.

    Wrong Belief

    Sometimes a character can have strongly held but completely mistaken beliefs. It can be a belief in someone or something. The thing about belief is you don’t need proof. Whether it’s a religion or a best friend, you take it for granted that what you believe is true. 

    While it’s hard to show that, what you can show is how the character acts because of his or her beliefs.  Showing that belief being tested and how the character stands up for their beliefs establishes their position so that when they do make their mistake later on, we can see their reasons.

    Wrong Conclusions

    Unlike beliefs, some character have facts at their disposal that lead them to do terrible things. Taking clear, incontrovertible information and then logically coming to a mistaken conclusion is something that happens all the time. However, in order for the reader to be able to follow why the character does what he does, the writer needs to show that logical progression. 

    This can lead to long, boring exposition, or it can become very convoluted and hard to follow. But when done properly (and hopefully concisely), it can be very effective. 

    Misled

    Sometimes a character can intentionally be given misleading information. Being manipulated by others is a powerful narrative device because it gives the character a definite next step and somewhere for them to focus their anger.

    You do have to be careful that you give the misleaders a proper reason for wanting to mislead our hero.  Just because they’re the bad guys isn’t going to be enough, they have to have a goal of their own.

    Discovery

    Once the mistake has been made, at some point the character will need to realise their error. The way they find out can obviously be many and varied, but the important thing is for it to happen in front of the reader. It also helps if other characters are there to witness it, or maybe even profit by it.

    The realisation that they were wrong really needs to be the focus. How a character reacts emotionally to this knowledge, whether guilt, remorse , anger or even denial, will set you up for the next stage of the story.

    It can be difficult for a writer to put a favourite character through that kind of experience, but it’s the ideal time to really get the boot in. As long as you keep in mind that they will emerge from the ashes stronger than before, you should be able to convince yourself it’s worth the agony you’re putting them through.   

    Reaction

    It’s not enough to realise the error of your ways, you have to then decide what to do about it. Whatever mistakes the character made, there should be consequences and repercussions, and the character responsible shouldn’t shy away from dealing with them. 

    Running away and hiding from the world may seem like a reasonable reaction, and it may even suit the personality of your character, but it rarely serves the story. The whole point of putting a character in this position is to show what they do about it and how it changes them. 

    A change of heart where we can see the process from beginning to end, why the character thinks one way and what makes them change their mind, is an incredibly powerful narrative device in fiction, and one that requires things to get worse before they get better. But the character that emerges after facing the mistakes they made will be all the more interesting for it.