Do you like food as much as we do?

23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am | with 25 notes |
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#shibu-queue #food porn



imagine if the manga came off of hiatus

this is no longer an unreasonable hxh thing

22 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm | with 655 notes |
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#HxH #is this real??
Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself.
—(via psych-facts)
22 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm | with 4,775 notes |
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#quote #surprisingly this is what i've been thinking about lately






i could eat a whale and would still be hungry 5 minutes after

a whale could eat you and still be hungry 5 minutes after

you could eat Hungary and still be a whale 5 minutes after

You could eat Wales and still be in Hungary 5 minutes after


22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am | with 133,592 notes |
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#shibu-queue #i can't #puns and jokes

I have come to accept that strangers will more often than not guess my major wrong.

I have been told I seem like someone who studies English, Psychology, Accounting, and even Economics. Haha, nope. It’s not any of the above.

21 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm | |
#stupid random posts #college posts
21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am | with 474 notes |
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#shibu-queue #food porn

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20 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am | with 25,393 notes |
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#shibu-queue #birds #i remember having a pair of lovebirds when i was a kid #but i left them in the care of my aunt and one of them died #naturally the other one died shortly after
Writing Advice: by Chuck Palahniuk

In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.

From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you love to use.

The list should also include: Loves and Hates.
And it should include: Is and Has, but we’ll get to those later.

Until some time around Christmas, you can’t write: Kenny wondered if Monica didn’t like him going out at night…”

Instead, you’ll have to Un-pack that to something like: “The
mornings after Kenny had stayed out, beyond the last bus, until he’d had to bum a ride or pay for a cab and got home to find Monica faking sleep, faking because she never slept that quiet, those mornings, she’d only put her own cup of coffee in the microwave. Never his.”

Instead of characters knowing anything, you must now present the details that allow the reader to know them. Instead of a character wanting something, you must now describe the thing so that the reader wants it.

Instead of saying: “Adam knew Gwen liked him.” You’ll have to say: “Between classes, Gwen had always leaned on his locker when he’d go to open it. She’s roll her eyes and shove off with one foot, leaving a black-heel mark on the painted metal, but she also left the smell of her perfume. The combination lock would still be warm from her butt. And the next break, Gwen would be leaned there, again.”

In short, no more short-cuts. Only specific sensory detail: action, smell, taste, sound, and feeling.

Typically, writers use these “thought” verbs at the beginning of a paragraph (In this form, you can call them “Thesis Statements” and I’ll rail against those, later). In a way, they state the intention of the paragraph. And what follows, illustrates them.

For example:
“Brenda knew she’d never make the deadline. was backed up from the bridge, past the first eight or nine exits. Her cell phone battery was dead. At home, the dogs would need to go out, or there would be a mess to clean up. Plus, she’d promised to water the plants for her neighbor…”

Do you see how the opening “thesis statement” steals the thunder of what follows? Don’t do it.

If nothing else, cut the opening sentence and place it after all the others. Better yet, transplant it and change it to: Brenda would never make the deadline.

Thinking is abstract. Knowing and believing are intangible. Your story will always be stronger if you just show the physical actions and details of your characters and allow your reader to do the thinking and knowing. And loving and hating.

Don’t tell your reader: “Lisa hated Tom.”

Instead, make your case like a lawyer in court, detail by detail.

Present each piece of evidence. For example: “During roll call, in the breath after the teacher said Tom’s name, in that moment before he could answer, right then, Lisa would whisper-shout ‘Butt Wipe,’ just as Tom was saying, ‘Here’.”

One of the most-common mistakes that beginning writers make is leaving their characters alone. Writing, you may be alone. Reading, your audience may be alone. But your character should spend very, very little time alone. Because a solitary character starts thinking or worrying or wondering.

For example: Waiting for the bus, Mark started to worry about how long the trip would take…”

A better break-down might be: “The schedule said the bus would come by at noon, but Mark’s watch said it was already 11:57. You could see all the way down the road, as far as the Mall, and not see a bus. No doubt, the driver was parked at the turn-around, the far end of the line, taking a nap. The driver was kicked back, asleep, and Mark was going to be late. Or worse, the driver was drinking, and he’d pull up drunk and charge Mark seventy-five cents for death in a fiery traffic accident…”

A character alone must lapse into fantasy or memory, but even then you can’t use “thought” verbs or any of their abstract relatives.

Oh, and you can just forget about using the verbs forget and remember.

No more transitions such as: “Wanda remembered how Nelson used to brush her hair.”

Instead: “Back in their sophomore year, Nelson used to brush her hair with smooth, long strokes of his hand.”

Again, Un-pack. Don’t take short-cuts.

Better yet, get your character with another character, fast.
Get them together and get the action started. Let their actions and words show their thoughts. You—stay out of their heads.

And while you’re avoiding “thought” verbs, be very wary about using the bland verbs “is” and “have.”

For example:
“Ann’s eyes are blue.”

“Ann has blue eyes.”


“Ann coughed and waved one hand past her face, clearing the cigarette smoke from her eyes, blue eyes, before she smiled…”

Instead of bland “is” and “has” statements, try burying your details of what a character has or is, in actions or gestures. At its most basic, this is showing your story instead of telling it.

And forever after, once you’ve learned to Un-pack your characters, you’ll hate the lazy writer who settles for: “Jim sat beside the telephone, wondering why Amanda didn’t call.”

Please. For now, hate me all you want, but don’t use thought verbs. After Christmas, go crazy, but I’d bet money you won’t.


For this month’s homework, pick through your writing and circle every “thought” verb. Then, find some way to eliminate it. Kill it by Un-packing it.

Then, pick through some published fiction and do the same thing. Be ruthless.

“Marty imagined fish, jumping in the moonlight…”

“Nancy recalled the way the wine tasted…”

“Larry knew he was a dead man…”

Find them. After that, find a way to re-write them. Make them stronger.

(via 1000wordseveryday)

I need to go back to school.

(via cordeliagablewrites)inspiration

(via thescienceofobsession)

My learning is officially insignificant. My writing minor and all those classes do not make me as qualified as reading this has.

(via kikukachan)

…It’s something to try. If the technique works for you, use it. If it doesn’t, toss it over your shoulder and try something else. All the writing advice out there is like a huge virtual hardware store, and all of us who’re concerned about leaning to do what we do better are wandering up and down the aisles together, looking for the tools that will work for us. There are a thousand thousand ways to write well, no two of them exactly alike, and neither are the tools used in the work. So pull techniques off the racks, try them out, see if they perform as advertised. Then get to work…

(via dduane)

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19 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm | with 101,497 notes |
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nagi no asukara icon present day 8-10??

and official arts

19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm | with 60 notes |
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by なつお

19 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am | with 110 notes |
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#shibu-queue #pretty art #suikoden v #i hate how early you can get richard he's such a gamebreaker #but i really like him though


Smooth, Kaname. Your coolness factor just shot up the roof.

18 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm | |
#liveblogging nagiasu

Aaaaaand Kaname continues to be my favorite. He’s like the only kid brave enough to confess his feelings and cool enough not to fall under pressure. If Manaka is their center, I guess Kaname is like the listener? He’s not really in the center of events, but he’s always there if you need a sea slug.

Though I do like his side character status, I wish he has more screen time. Meh, at least he has more presence than Tsumugu, even though Tsumugu has more screen time in comparison.

18 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm | |
#liveblogging nagiasu #stupid random posts

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18 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm | with 6,867 notes |
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#swimming anime

narnia meme: [5/7] scenes

18 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm | with 1,183 notes |
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#narnia #this series will always be special to me

Gonna start on NagiAsu again. Let the marathon begin!

I really like how believable the kids are, with all their immaturity and (emotional) growing pains. Manaka and Chisaki remind me of my pre-teen self.

18 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm | |
#stupid random posts #liveblogging nagiasu