5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey...
Without getting into the problems with the Kinsey Scale, on the scale of 0-6 Liam would probably rank approximately at 1. Jothrin would rank approximately at Captain Jack Harkness. He’s just a little more discreet about it. [Full List]     
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find...
Liam has a healthy self-esteem but he doesn’t consider himself vain. He prides himself in a clean, put-together appearance but it isn’t something he’s terribly concerned about. Jothrin’s picture, on the other hand, was placed under the entry for vain in the most recent edition of the Aberlorean Scholars Cross-Language Dictionary. (No, really. One of his school friends was...
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us...
Liam has a long, distinct scar on the inside of his thigh from being thrown against a jagged rock after diving into a flooded river. Jothrin has a small, pale scar on the inside of his elbow. When he was in his teens, he was practising jumping from tree to tree with an arrow drawn, and missed his step on one of the branches. [Full List]     
2.) What are your characters most prominent...
For both Liam and Jothrin, their most prominent physical features are their ears. (Aberlorean elves have ears similar to D&D elves - longer than Tolkien elves, but shorter than WoW elves.) Liam also has bright blue hair. [Full List]     
1.) Describe your character’s relationship with...
Liam: When his parents were still alive, his relationship with both was excellent. Their deaths hit him hard, and his uncle took over the role of father figure. They were attentive but he wasn’t spoiled. Jothrin: He was never close with his mother, who left when he was an infant. His father died only recently; he was never quite sure what to do with Jothrin though he did love him, and they...
30 Day Character Development Challenge
I’ve seen this on both Tumblr and deviantArt and thought it looked interesting. I think I’ll probably put both Liam and Jothrin through it and see what happens. fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment: Pick a favorite character, or a mysterious character, or one that’s being unlovable, and spend some quality time with them: ...
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If you are a Doctor Who fan, just reblog. It will...
Even if your particular depression does include sadness, it’ll only be one of...– Miriam Mogilevsky, Depression Is Not Sadness: Junior Seau and Public Discourse on Mental Illness (via slothgrrl)
After seeing one too many Otterlock fanarts, I found myself wishing for a Redwall/Sherlock crossover fic. I FOUND THREE asldkghj;sdlakhg Though sadly one of them is smut. x_X I don’t want smut I want cuddlefic. >.<
Is being able to hear/feel that godawful sound frequency TVs have when they’re on mute or have no signal really that uncommon? o_O I thought this was a normal thing.
You know that feeling, when you're reading a book,...
Calling all fantasy readers, need opinions
thenoblerab: stormmccoy: thenoblerab: stormmccoy: I was musing on some things earlier, and as I wondered what other people would think about them, I realized I really don’t have a whole lot of people I can ask in regular conversation. Thus, I turn to you, Tumblr. I have two questions for readers, primarily but not limited to those who read fantasy novels. The first, for those who truly...
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The theme of this story: epic horror. The main characters: boring fortune-teller. The major event of the story: addiction. Background/summary: Dissatisfied with life, Andrei readily agrees when Dirk approaches him with an offer to learn secrets hidden away from most of the world. He quickly finds himself in the middle of a war so vast it stretches across not countries, but the planes of existence...
savant-idiot answered your question: Calling all fantasy readers, need opinions I wish heroes were NOT chosen ones. That’s make it hard to feel sympathy as they are not ordinary like the reader. I only ever wrote one “chosen one” hero, way back in early high school. Fortunately, it’s been seven years since then and he has since been killed and reincarnated. xD
savant-idiot asked: I'd love to live on a steampunk floating island. Nostalgic steampunk( not melancholic!), close to nature, magic is involved. Yeah, I'd love that.
Calling all fantasy readers, need opinions
thenoblerab: stormmccoy: I was musing on some things earlier, and as I wondered what other people would think about them, I realized I really don’t have a whole lot of people I can ask in regular conversation. Thus, I turn to you, Tumblr. I have two questions for readers, primarily but not limited to those who read fantasy novels. The first, for those who truly get lost in the worlds offered...
Calling all fantasy readers, need opinions
I was musing on some things earlier, and as I wondered what other people would think about them, I realized I really don’t have a whole lot of people I can ask in regular conversation. Thus, I turn to you, Tumblr. I have two questions for readers, primarily but not limited to those who read fantasy novels. The first, for those who truly get lost in the worlds offered to them by books, is...
The theme of this story: humorous comedy. The main character: newlywed businessman. The major event of the story: theft. Background/summary: Luciel, lawyer of fourteen years, recently remarried after his painful divorce over twenty years ago. Eager to do anything and everything to show his love for Andariel, he buys tickets for a luxury cruise tucked into the box of the necklace she’s...
Reblog if you love Cabin Pressure; Let's prove...
Earlier I realized I had two problems; I don’t update anything regularly, and I never stick with my “write something at least once a day” goals. So I wandered over to Seventh Sanctum, rediscovered the Quick Story Idea generator, and decided we’d try to tackle both these problems at once. So here we are. Raw, mostly unpolished writing. I make no promises that the snippets...
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List of Harry Potter Spells
Accio: Brings an object to you
Aguamenti: Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand
Alohomora: Opens locks
Aparecium: Makes invisible ink become visible
Avada Kedavra: The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”
Avifors: Turns things into birds
Avis: Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand
Bombarda: Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could use “bombarda maxima”
Colloportus: Closes a door and binds it so that it can’t be opened.
Confringo: AKA the Blasting Curse; Causes the item targeted to explode
Confundus: Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused
Conjunctivitis: Damages the eyesight of your opponent, making them seem to have pink eye
Crucio: The Second Unforgivable Curse, the Cruciatus Curse; Tortures your opponent mercilessly
Deletrius: Erases the last spell cast by a wand so that it can’t be discovered
Densaugeo: Makes teeth grow out of control
Diffindo: Makes seams split open, severs an object into two pieces
Dissendium: Opens a specific passageway into a cellar, may be useful in other instances; may be only a password
Duro: Turns an item to stone.
Enervate: Mistaken spell. Changed to Rennervate. Used to wake up a stunned person
Engorgio: Makes an item larger, as in swollen
Episkey: Heals relatively minor wounds.
Evanesco: Causes an item to immediately dissolve away, as if it had never existed
Expecto Patronum: Creates Patronus
Expelliarmus: Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand
Fera Verto: Transforms animals into water goblets!
Ferula: Binds a broken limb with a splint and bandages, tightly wrapped
Fidelius: Allows a secret to be hidden within the secret keeper’s soul; very powerful spell
Finite Incantatem: Stops any spell
Flagrate: Allows the user to write or draw in the air with fire
Flipendo: Also knows as the Knockback Jinx, pushes or flips something backwards
Furnunculus: Causes a person to break out in boils
Geminio: Creates a duplicate of an item (a twin, as in the zodiacal sign Gemini).
Homorphus: Man-Shape; makes a werewolf or person disguised as an animal resume their human shape
Immobulus: Immobilizes the target
Impedimenta: Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you
Imperio: The third unforgivable curse. Allows the user to assume complete control of another person
Impervius: Repels water from a surface
Incarcerous: Conjures up ropes, which then bind an opponent
Incendio: Lights a fire
Legilimens: Allows the user to gain access to another’s mind and memories
Levicorpus: Turns your opponent upside down and dangles them in thin air
Liberacorpus: “Liberates”, or frees a body that has been caught up by the levicorpus spell
Locomotor Mortis: The Leg-Locker Curse; locks an opponent’s legs together
Lumos: Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow. More light can be created using “lumos maxima”
Mobiliarbus: Used to move a tree from one place to another
Mobilicorpus: Used to move a body from one place to another
Morsmordre: or Morsmorde Used to summon the Dark Mark
Muffliato: Causes a buzzing noise to surround a limited area so that those in the area can carry on a private conversation
Nox: Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”
Obliviate: Makes a person “oblivious”, erasing their memories of an event
Orchideous: Conjures a bunch of flowers from the user’s wand
Petrificus Totalus: Total petrification; petrifies an opponent totally
Point Me: The Four Point Spell; makes the user’s wand act like a compass
Portus: Turns any item into a Portkey, which can then be used to transport a person or persons to another location.
Prior Incantato: Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast
Protego: Protects the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent
Quietus: Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”
Reducio: Shrinks an item
Reducto: Blasts solid objects into pieces
Relashio: Releases something from being constrained or held
Rennervate: Was originally “ennervate”, but corrected by author; means to energize or wake up
Reparo: Repairs broken items
Repello: Repels something
Repello Muggletum: Makes an area invisible to Muggles
Revelio: Causes something that is hidden to be revealed
Rictusempra: Causes a person to curl up in laughter, as if being tickled
Riddikulus: Makes a boggart assume a “ridiculous” form, thereby making it funny instead of terrifying
Salvio Hexia: Unclear; seems to strengthen other protective spells, or to deflect any hexes cast toward a specific location
Scourgify: Used to clean dirt or other material off of a surface
Sectumsempra: Causes lacerations to appear all over an opponent’s body, as if they had been cut by an invisible sword
Serpensortia: Conjures a snake
Silencio: Makes the target of the spell unable to make any sound.
Sonorus: Amplifies the user’s voice
Stupefy Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily
Tarantallegra: Forces an opponent’s legs to dance uncontrollably
Tergeo: Scours something clean
Waddiwasi: Removes a stuck object, as in a wad of gum that is stuck in a keyhole
Wingardium Leviosa: Allows the user to make an object levitate
Ten rape prevention tips:
nirvikalpa: 1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks. 2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone. 3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her. 4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her. 5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her. 6. Never creep into a woman’s home...
Fellow white people...
whovianfeminist: A child is dead because we didn’t speak up, we didn’t lift a finger. We’ve taken racism as a joke, and continue to deny privilege and deny where power lies in this country. Its obvious that tonight, as with all nights, power resided with the authorities, who took it upon themselves to murder an innocent child, simply because they could. But they aren’t the only ones...
Make Reading Fic Easier on Yourself →
fuckyeahmerlinfanfic: I was browsing some fic here on tumblr, looking through everyone’s layouts, and thinking to myself, “I don’t know how anyone reads fic without Readability.” It occurred to me then that possibly many of you are reading without it because you don’t know it exists. Readability
When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some...– John Barrowman (via anwenharper)