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I'll take these words I want to tell you and write them on the petals of cherry blossoms
Sep 30 '14

Having your story planned out

niente-dal:

itsonlythefirstdraft:

…but not being sure if you’re ready to start:
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NOT HAVING ANYTHING PLANNED

WRITING ANYWAY

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Sep 30 '14
Sep 30 '14
Sep 30 '14
thewritingcafe:

So your character wears glasses. But you don’t. Not to worry! I’ve been wearing glasses since I was five, so here’s a short guide:
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thewritingcafe:

So your character wears glasses. But you don’t. Not to worry! I’ve been wearing glasses since I was five, so here’s a short guide:

Read More

Sep 30 '14
DECO*27 feat. エコ - NEW WORLD
Sep 30 '14

bornoutofmadness:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"

"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source

YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 

WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

We’re not hearing more about her because she’s a female, a Muslim and a minority.

Sep 29 '14

raaawrbin:

stirringwind:

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

Just to add on- Hong Kong is one of the rare examples where it did kind of end up being better off under colonial rule. And before I get jumped on for being a neo-colonialist- I’m saying that as a person with Chinese ancestry whose great grandparents left China because of the accumulated poor situation caused by the Opium Wars and political strife in the early 1900s. Do not dichotomise conflicts outside the world as “White people oppressing POC”. Yes Chinese people have been victims at the hands of the British, then the Japanese- but today the Chinese government is culpable in corruption and human rights abuses- even against its own citizens in the mainland. There were thousands of disturbances last year in China over various issues like land grabs, corruption and pollution. The government has also been oppressing ethnic minorities like the Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs. What you see happening here in Hong Kong is another pattern in the behaviour of an authoritarian government that really needs to be held more accountable.  

Yes, the Opium Wars fucked China up, but the Communists really ruined the country during the 1950s onwards with the disastrous Great Leap Forward. There was a horrible famine caused by state mismanagement- and by the end of it all, it’s estimated anywhere from 18 million to 45 million Chinese died. Far more than died in WW2. And then of course, the infamous Cultural Revolution where there were basically witch-hunts which just caused enormous upheaval and strife, where people were “outed” as “bourgeois” or capitalists or whatever and imprisoned, tortured and publicly humiliated. University students and professors were accused of being traitors. Even the Communist Party today acknowledges it was a complete disaster. While all of this was going on, by comparison, Hong Kong flourished under British rule.

The China you see today that is the world’s second largest economy is a product of Deng Xiaoping’s reform in the 1970s- which involved throwing out huge parts of the Communist economic policies to embrace capitalism- and putting a stop to the blind and rigid adherence to Communist ideology. Economically, China is in many ways very open to capitalism BUT politically, the government is pretty authoritarian still. And quite capable of oppression.

Do not lionise the Chinese government as this heroic “POC” country standing up to “white supremacy”, give them a free pass, or somehow think whatever they do cannot be as bad as Western imperialism. People with my skin colour are perfectly capable of oppression when they have institutional power. And they darned well better be called out for it. 

^^^^ YES

Sep 29 '14
marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

Sep 29 '14

Update 04

scarletfinaleproject:

Hi everyone! I guess first of all I have to apologize for the lack of updates for a really long time. I’ve had some problems but I finally managed to get myself back on track!

This time we have a new update for Part 4 of the first Chapter! I also made some changes to Part 3 which I had uploaded previously, so I would appreciate it if you could check it out as well.

Special thanks to Apple and Taobird for helping me with some proof-reading and editing!

First Invitation: A Glint of Faith.

Again as usual, if you are new to the Scarlet Finale Project or would like to know more about it, I suggest you checking here for further information.

You can also go right here if you just want to start reading right away!

Sep 29 '14

theinterwebsseries:

October is a big month for tumblr.

Sep 29 '14
facets-and-rainbows:

That one quote from Gurren Lagann is actually a good way to learn how to use verbs to modify nouns in Japanese.

自分を信じるな。俺を信じろ。お前を信じる俺を信じろ。
じぶんをしんじるな。おれをしんじろ。おまえをしんじるおれをしんじろ。
Don’t believe in yourself.Believe in me.BELIEVE IN THE ME THAT BELIEVES IN YOU.

Vocabulary:
自分(じぶん) self, oneself
を (marks the object of a verb)
信じる(しんじる) believe (信じろ is an informal command: Believe!)
verb な don’t verb! (very informal and direct)
俺(おれ) I, me (aggressive and masculine sounding)
お前(おまえ) you
Making a verb (or an entire sentence ending in a verb) describe a noun is really easy in Japanese: just stick the whole thing in front of the noun.
信じる (believe) —> 信じるnoun (a noun which believes)
お前を信じる(believe in you) —> お前を信じる俺 (I, the one who believes in you)
Japanese loves to do this all the time—more than English does—so you get sentences like お前を信じる俺を信じろ which are super weird to translate literally. I mean, it wasn’t the most normal Japanese sentence to begin with, but the whole “me who does verb” thing makes English so, so sad lol.
Maybe we would say something more like “Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me, and then I’ll believe in you?” But then that’s not quite as shoutable. Oh, well.

facets-and-rainbows:

That one quote from Gurren Lagann is actually a good way to learn how to use verbs to modify nouns in Japanese.

自分を信じるな。
俺を信じろ。
お前を信じる俺を信じろ。

じぶんをしんじるな。
おれをしんじろ。
おまえをしんじるおれをしんじろ。

Don’t believe in yourself.
Believe in me.
BELIEVE IN THE ME THAT BELIEVES IN YOU.

Vocabulary:

  • 自分(じぶん) self, oneself
  • を (marks the object of a verb)
  • 信じる(しんじる) believe (信じろ is an informal command: Believe!)
  • verb な don’t verb! (very informal and direct)
  • 俺(おれ) I, me (aggressive and masculine sounding)
  • お前(おまえ) you

Making a verb (or an entire sentence ending in a verb) describe a noun is really easy in Japanese: just stick the whole thing in front of the noun.

信じる (believe) —> 信じるnoun (a noun which believes)

お前を信じる(believe in you) —> お前を信じる俺 (I, the one who believes in you)

Japanese loves to do this all the time—more than English does—so you get sentences like お前を信じる俺を信じろ which are super weird to translate literally. I mean, it wasn’t the most normal Japanese sentence to begin with, but the whole “me who does verb” thing makes English so, so sad lol.

Maybe we would say something more like “Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me, and then I’ll believe in you?” But then that’s not quite as shoutable. Oh, well.

Sep 29 '14

ghostbuggy:

what’s cooler than cool????

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Sep 29 '14
r0sycheeks:

kaijuborn:

Updated for 2014!
Movies:
Nightmare before ChristmasCorpse brideThe Addams familyThe Addams family valueSweeny ToddScooby DooScooby Doo 2Monsters Inc.Monsters UniversityBeetlejuiceGhostbustersGhostbusters IIParaNormanFrankenweenieSleepy HollowIt’s the great pumpkin, Charlie BrownDark ShadowsCasperUnder wrapsDon’t look under the bedMad monster partyThe worst witchHalloweentownHalloweentown IIYoung FrankensteinClueGremlinsPractical magicThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowHaunted mansionLittle vampireLittle NickyCoralineHotel TransylvaniaHocus Pocus
Shows and Halloween specials:
Ruby GloomPhineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25Lilo and StitchAmerican Dragon: Jake LongKim PossibleDanny PhantomThat’s so RavenUnfabulousLizzie McGuireThe Proud FamilyHey Arnold!Ned’s declassifiedZoey 101
Recipes:
Iced pumpkin cookiesMini pumpkin swirl cheesecakesPerfect pumpkin pieNo bake spiderweb cheesecakeOrange and black cupcakesSpiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and browniesButterbeerButterbeer cupcakesCauldron cakesChocolate fudge cake with ghost maringuesFrankenstein marshmallow popsNo bake pumpkin spice cookie ballsCaramel apple cinnamon rollsThe ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundupPumpkin mousseOrange pumpkin pancakesHalloween candy buffetDIY Halloween candyCandy applesHomemade cotton candy25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks15 easy Halloween dessert recipesCandy corn fruit cupsMonster doll cookiesSpooky sweets for HalloweenHalloween cuisineJello wormsPumpkin chocolate chip barsChocolate spidersBrain cupcakesSpiderweb cupcakesPumpkin and ginger cheesecakeHoney pumpkin pieButternut pumpkin piesBloody floatsScaredy crackersHalloween candy made easyPopcorn balls64 non candy snack ideasOoey gooey monster eye cookiesSpooky Halloween spiritsGhoulishly Glowing cupcakesFrightful fruit kebabsPoison toffee apples
Playlists:
RocktoberDevil’s swingCome little childrenUp after midnightDid you hear that?ManhuntBilly where are you, Billy? Is that you?EVERYBODY SCREAM!The chillsCreepy songsSpooky tunesDouble, double, toil & trubbleDance around the fireIndie horrorNoctuaryCarnival cabaretIt’s too quietHalloween fanmix vol. 1Halloween fanmix vol. 2WitchesLight the torchesThrillerConversations with ghostsBad moon rising
Decorations & costumes:
DIY pumpkin candlesIndoors Halloween decoration30 DIY decorations for HalloweenCanning jar lid pumpkinDecorating with autumn leavesCheap Halloween decorationsBest Halloween decorationsHalloween crafts for kidsQuick and inexpensive Halloween decorationsLast minute skeleton costumesLast minute Wednesday Addams costumeSilent film stars costumesUmbrella bat costumeQuick costumes for kids60 fall decorating ideasFancy napkin decor11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideasNo carve pumpkin decoratingHaunting homemade Halloween decorationsDIY Halloween decorationsHomemade Halloween decorationsHow to make styrofoam tombstones40 easy to make Halloween decorsOrigami batsSpooky jars80s makeup tutorialEasy DIY Halloween costume ideasSparkly mermaid makeup tutorialLioness makeup tutorialCorpse paint tutorialCartoon lips1920s flapper lookEasy Halloween craftsSpider Queen makeup tutorialSally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorialSkull makeup tutorial

Frigging love halloween

r0sycheeks:

kaijuborn:

Updated for 2014!

Movies:

Nightmare before Christmas
Corpse bride
The Addams family
The Addams family value
Sweeny Todd
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo 2
Monsters Inc.
Monsters University
Beetlejuice
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
ParaNorman
Frankenweenie
Sleepy Hollow
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Dark Shadows
Casper
Under wraps
Don’t look under the bed
Mad monster party
The worst witch
Halloweentown
Halloweentown II
Young Frankenstein
Clue
Gremlins
Practical magic
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Haunted mansion
Little vampire
Little Nicky
Coraline
Hotel Transylvania
Hocus Pocus

Shows and Halloween specials:

Ruby Gloom
Phineas and Ferb 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
Simpsons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25
Lilo and Stitch
American Dragon: Jake Long
Kim Possible
Danny Phantom
That’s so Raven
Unfabulous
Lizzie McGuire
The Proud Family
Hey Arnold!
Ned’s declassified
Zoey 101

Recipes:

Iced pumpkin cookies
Mini pumpkin swirl cheesecakes
Perfect pumpkin pie
No bake spiderweb cheesecake
Orange and black cupcakes
Spiderweb tutorial for cupcakes, cookies and brownies
Butterbeer
Butterbeer cupcakes
Cauldron cakes
Chocolate fudge cake with ghost maringues
Frankenstein marshmallow pops
No bake pumpkin spice cookie balls
Caramel apple cinnamon rolls
The ultimate Halloween spooktacular roundup
Pumpkin mousse
Orange pumpkin pancakes
Halloween candy buffet
DIY Halloween candy
Candy apples
Homemade cotton candy
25 sweet and salty Halloween snacks
15 easy Halloween dessert recipes
Candy corn fruit cups
Monster doll cookies
Spooky sweets for Halloween
Halloween cuisine
Jello worms
Pumpkin chocolate chip bars
Chocolate spiders
Brain cupcakes
Spiderweb cupcakes
Pumpkin and ginger cheesecake
Honey pumpkin pie
Butternut pumpkin pies
Bloody floats
Scaredy crackers
Halloween candy made easy
Popcorn balls
64 non candy snack ideas
Ooey gooey monster eye cookies
Spooky Halloween spirits
Ghoulishly Glowing cupcakes
Frightful fruit kebabs
Poison toffee apples

Playlists:

Rocktober
Devil’s swing
Come little children
Up after midnight
Did you hear that?
Manhunt
Billy where are you, Billy? Is that you?
EVERYBODY SCREAM!
The chills
Creepy songs
Spooky tunes
Double, double, toil & trubble
Dance around the fire
Indie horror
Noctuary
Carnival cabaret
It’s too quiet
Halloween fanmix vol. 1
Halloween fanmix vol. 2
Witches
Light the torches
Thriller
Conversations with ghosts
Bad moon rising

Decorations & costumes:

DIY pumpkin candles
Indoors Halloween decoration
30 DIY decorations for Halloween
Canning jar lid pumpkin
Decorating with autumn leaves
Cheap Halloween decorations
Best Halloween decorations
Halloween crafts for kids
Quick and inexpensive Halloween decorations
Last minute skeleton costumes
Last minute Wednesday Addams costume
Silent film stars costumes
Umbrella bat costume
Quick costumes for kids
60 fall decorating ideas
Fancy napkin decor
11 enchanting Halloween decorating ideas
No carve pumpkin decorating
Haunting homemade Halloween decorations
DIY Halloween decorations
Homemade Halloween decorations
How to make styrofoam tombstones
40 easy to make Halloween decors
Origami bats
Spooky jars
80s makeup tutorial
Easy DIY Halloween costume ideas
Sparkly mermaid makeup tutorial
Lioness makeup tutorial
Corpse paint tutorial
Cartoon lips
1920s flapper look
Easy Halloween crafts
Spider Queen makeup tutorial
Sally (Nightmare before Christmas) makeup tutorial
Skull makeup tutorial

Frigging love halloween

Sep 29 '14

How to Go to College for Free: The Best Open Classes for Writers (Fall 2014)

cleverhelp:

Massively Open Online Courses are the new vogue way to take control of your education and your career, and it’s the best thing. Higher education should be a right, but many of us can’t afford or can’t even access modern college courses. Anyone with conviction and a few extra hours a week can get themselves a college education from some of the best teachers in the world. You can even put finished courses on your resume. Just a few colleges that offer free online courses: MITBoston UniversityDartmouthCornellUniversity of TokyoHarvardYale University, and the University of Geneva - and that’s barely scratching the surface.

Those are some of the most funded, most prestigiously staffed universities in the world. The education offered by them, for free, is at your fingers. Just because the world might hold degrees and the brick and mortar institutions of modern universities as a reward for the already privileged or the lucky doesn’t mean you don’t have the resources to learn. Throwing the exposition away, here are my favorite courses for writers available this fall semester:

  • English Grammar and Style taught by University of Queensland’s Roslyn Petelin, Gabrielle O’Ryan, and Michael Lefcourt. It’s a basic writing course, taught by professors who understand English like the backs of their hands. 
  • The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: Epic and Lyrictaught by Harvard’s Professor Gregory Nagy. Course on heroic story structure that walks you through the ancient Greek heroes and stories that set up the future of western literature. Breaks down the Epic and Lyric forms.

  • The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: Signs of the Hero in Epic and Iconography Part two of the course above, this time moving to the influence of visual heroic iconography. 

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World taught by Professor Eric Rabkin. Genre course that explores the two major fiction forms as a reflection of human society. Covers a lot of pop culture favorites. 

  • Unbinding Prometheus taught by Eric Alan Weinstein through Open Learning. The class, starting in November, will explore the meaning of Percy Shelley’s work and the impact the man (who believed writing could free mankind from their shackles) has had on the world he left behind. 

  • The Divine Comedy: Dante’s Journey to Freedom taught by many Georgetown professors, including Dante and Derrida: Face to Face author Frank Ambrosio. It looks frankly awesome, talking about the modern reader and Alighieri’s work, and the first sentence of the class description speaks for itself: Students will question for themselves the meaning of human freedom, responsibility and identity by reading and responding to Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.

  • Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative taught by Vanderbilt University’s Jay Clayton. This class is about Lord of the Rings Online. It’s not actively running, but you can access all the materials online. 

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: Exploring Her Work & Writing Life taught by Missouri State’s Pamela Smith Hill, an Ingalls Wilder scholar. Wilder’s Little House series has informed our perceptions of her era in North American history, but there’s more than meets the eye in her stories. Just like Shakespeare, there are more than a few controversies around authorship, and a lot to talk about in this course.

  • How Writers Write Fiction taught by University of Iowa's professor (and author of Things of the Hidden God) Christopher Merrill. The course presents a curated collection of short, intimate talks created by fifty authors of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and plays that you can’t catch anywhere else. Features weekly writing assignments.

  • Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It taught by George Washington University’s Margaret Soltan. A class in modern poetry, the whys and hows, and a cultural learning class we’d recommend for anyone trying to broaden their artistic perspective.

EXTRA CREDIT: Important and interesting classes I would recommended.

  • Understanding Violence taught by Professors Deb Houry and Pamela Scully.  Covers elements of biology, sociology, and psychology. You’ll study the biological and psychological causes of violence, and how violence is reported and portrayed in the media. Seems like an excellent research course for action writers.

  • Social Entrepeneurship taught by Professors Kai Hockerts, Kristjan Jespersen, Ester Barinaga, Anirudh Agrawal, Sudhanshu Rai, and Robert Austin. Doesn’t just talk about how to use social media for your own benefit — the course is meant to break down how to use social media and community engagement for global change. 

  • Comic Books and Graphic Novels taught by University of Colorado Boulder’s William Kuskin. Explores the medium at length. Has special class topics on Batman, Neil Gaiman, Pop Culture, Defining Art, and Gender. 

— Audrey Erin Redpath (@audreyredpath)

Sep 29 '14
findingschmomo:

If you notice at this part we see Haru, still extemely upset and broken about the argument he had with Makoto last night.
To the left we see his stuff, including the clothes he wore last night, strewn off haphazardly.
To me this implies he ran home, threw off his clothes and crawled into bed and hasnt moved since.
What i find most important though is that he didnt bathe. He didnt even think to go near water. Because nothing could comfort him after losing his one ally (to him, the one person who wouldnt pester him about his future) and it hurts. Because now hes finally being forced to think and evaluate and understand that he does have to think about his future.
The fight with Makoto hurt him so much.

findingschmomo:

If you notice at this part we see Haru, still extemely upset and broken about the argument he had with Makoto last night.

To the left we see his stuff, including the clothes he wore last night, strewn off haphazardly.

To me this implies he ran home, threw off his clothes and crawled into bed and hasnt moved since.

What i find most important though is that he didnt bathe. He didnt even think to go near water. Because nothing could comfort him after losing his one ally (to him, the one person who wouldnt pester him about his future) and it hurts. Because now hes finally being forced to think and evaluate and understand that he does have to think about his future.

The fight with Makoto hurt him so much.