THEME BY PISTACHI-O

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

Edit:
Let’s think about this for a moment. The US population is roughly 330 million human beings. For the purposes of demonstration, take almost the ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE US and put them on the west coast, packed as tightly as possible. You’re just chillin, somewhere south of Pasadena let’s say, trying to get free, sweating and hungry with a desire you’ve never experienced before. You know you’re going to die though you think you’ll be the one to make it.

Then like the ULTIMATE hunger games of GENETIC WIN you traverse across the country desperately trying to get to the goal with absolute disregard for the other 299 million people. Your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, everyone you’ve ever known dies. You somehow get to the end. Where you bust through a gated base only to be sealed in and combined with another human to make a brand NEW human.

300,000,000 and you’re the only survivor. And your prize is to essentially die and reconstitute into a new being.

That’s awesome.


The absence of women in history is man made.

The absence of women in history is man made.

craigtommola:

Hmm … How to buy film … Like a lost art.

craigtommola:

Hmm … How to buy film … Like a lost art.

coldwindandiron:

rachelbushong:

Harrison Ford, 1970s

Is just me, or does anybody else miss having a landline?

coldwindandiron:

rachelbushong:

Harrison Ford, 1970s

Is just me, or does anybody else miss having a landline?

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

dfdwritingworkshop:

Writers Club: Ultimate Writing Resource List

shoopzig:

thelastrplord:

a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post

General Tips

Character Development

Female Characters

Male Characters

Tips for Specific Characters

Dialogue

Point of View

Plot, Conflict, Structure and Outline

Setting & Worldbuilding

Creativity Boosters* denotes prompts

Revision & Grammar

Tools & Software

Specific Help

YES

THIS IS A THING OF BEAUTY.

- Pen

misguidedivory:

walkingwiththeblackdog:

These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.

Omfg

misguidedivory:

walkingwiththeblackdog:

These are the mugshots of William West and William West, and they are not related. They were both sent to Leavenworth Prison at the same time, in 1903, and after some confusion, the staff understood they had two different prisoners with the exact same name, who looked exactly alike. They are part of the reason fingerprints are now used as identification.

Omfg

mynameisweird3567 asked:
I'm writing in 1st person as a blind character. I've been having a difficult time describing what's happening. Do you have any tip?

fixyourwritinghabits:

This depends on a few things. First, you have different degrees of sight impairment: no vision or residual vision, meaning that the person’s vision isn’t completely gone but their vision is impaired to a degree that they’re considered legally blind. Second - if I’m recalling the education I received from a charity right - more people lose their sight later on in life than are born visually impaired. And according to some quick Google research, people whose vision begins to recede over the age of seven do tend to retain memories of how things looked. So you could work off memory, along with describing the input from other senses: touch, smell, sound, taste. Or work off those senses alone if you’re writing a character who is blind from birth.

It would probably help to search and read books by and about blind people, just so you can familiarize yourself with what everyday life is like from them. Blindness has been around a long time, and looking into the past and present treatment and views on it can help give you a wider perspective on what a blind character would have to face in terms of attitudes and faulty ideas. Those who have been born blind would not have and may not want a sense of what seeing is like, as it has never been a part of their lives.

Some books links:

And here are some other links:

inkskinned:

“‘It’s going to pass.’ It sucks how this applies to the good things in life.”

inkskinned:

“‘It’s going to pass.’ It sucks how this applies to the good things in life.”