demonhunting:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

aetherial:

Checklist for character development.
Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.
It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.
A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface -  KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character.
Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets.  I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means!
If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire  - and the importance each remembered lost item held.
There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears -  that’s something we can get behind.
I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog!

I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
- Pen

i think i just orgasmed

I am tempted to make my players fill this out.

demonhunting:

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

aetherial:

Checklist for character development.

Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.

It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.

A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface -  KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character.

Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets.  I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means!

If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire  - and the importance each remembered lost item held.

There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears -  that’s something we can get behind.

I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog!

I think this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

- Pen

i think i just orgasmed

I am tempted to make my players fill this out.

(via kimikomuffin)

mockeryd:

forgetpolitics:

the very definition of fabulous

No one is more fabulous than this man. That is a fact.

This man is so fabulous that the meter broke.

(Source: pavel-petel, via sweetkimchii)

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

(via rahzzah)

exasperatingme:

a-modest-mans-only-rebel-son:

nahshaw:

True love is having a crush on him even after he got a haircut

the female mind is a very strange place.

No one’s denying it

It really is true, though. You fall in love with a guy, and part of that is his whole look, and then suddenly, bam. Strange new ‘do. If you can still find a guy attractive with the weirdness of new hair, you know you’re in love.

(via hardcorenyan)

kataramorrell:

Ya’ll seriously need to check Gabriel Picolo out, he is AMAZING and all of his sketches are incredible

(via the-fury-of-a-time-lord)

warrenellis:

The Starry Sky under Hollow Hill via NASA http://ift.tt/1n77RoL

warrenellis:

The Starry Sky under Hollow Hill via NASA http://ift.tt/1n77RoL

suchanadorer:

hurryupmerlin:

purdaldoo:

THIS SONG IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE PRETTY NO

Okay srsly, WHAT SONG IS THAT

Caramelldansen apparently.

(Source: youtu.be, via kitsunenoshoujo)

onna4:

ALL THIRTEEN DOCTORS SAVING GALLIFREY

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and meanwhile their companions

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(via allanonkisigar)

Tags: gif doctor who

rhube:

boneycircus:

team-joebama:

heckboy:

zeldatitsgerald:

beastregards:

another way to ruin a pop classic with teenage angst.  Cyndi Lauper would be turning in her freshly dug grave

ah yEs, those angsty teenage years when overdramatic girls go through that oh-so-trivial phase of believing they deserve fundamental human rights a hah ha *wipes a stray tear of mirth*

Cyndi Laupers not even dead

Cyndi Lauper is a long-time activist for human rights and would most likely be holding the damn sign herself

"It is not a dirty word, "feminism." I just think that women belong in the human population with the same rights as everybody else. … The problem is, "A feminist looks like this, or is like that." We are taught not to like ourselves as women, we are taught what we’re supposed to look like, what our measurements are supposed to be. I never hear what measurements men are supposed to be. Just women.”
  - Cyndi Lauper

Has this dude ever even listened to the lyrics of that song?

I come home in the morning light My mother says when you gonna live your life rightOh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones And girls they want to have fun
…
Some boys take a beautiful girl And hide her away from the rest of the worldI want to be the one to walk in the sun Oh girls they want to have fun

Girls having fun is feminist as fuck.
Girls having fun is a lot harder than boys having fun, because of all the barriers society places between girls and having carefree fun.
This is not a blow-off song:

That’s all they really want  Some funWhen the working day is done Girls - they want to have fun

It’s about being allowed to have some time for you after you’ve completed your commitments, and how frustrating it is to be hemmed in all the time. ‘That’s all they really want’ isn’t saying ‘women are just frivolous’, OK, it’s saying ‘Give us a BREAK - we aren’t asking for that much! Being an independent woman isn’t being joyless, we just want what you take for granted: fun’. JFC.

rhube:

boneycircus:

team-joebama:

heckboy:

zeldatitsgerald:

beastregards:

another way to ruin a pop classic with teenage angst.  Cyndi Lauper would be turning in her freshly dug grave

ah yEs, those angsty teenage years when overdramatic girls go through that oh-so-trivial phase of believing they deserve fundamental human rights a hah ha *wipes a stray tear of mirth*

Cyndi Laupers not even dead

Cyndi Lauper is a long-time activist for human rights and would most likely be holding the damn sign herself

"It is not a dirty word, "feminism." I just think that women belong in the human population with the same rights as everybody else. … The problem is, "A feminist looks like this, or is like that." We are taught not to like ourselves as women, we are taught what we’re supposed to look like, what our measurements are supposed to be. I never hear what measurements men are supposed to be. Just women.

  - Cyndi Lauper

Has this dude ever even listened to the lyrics of that song?

I come home in the morning light
My mother says when you gonna live your life right
Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
And girls they want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I want to be the one to walk in the sun
Oh girls they want to have fun

Girls having fun is feminist as fuck.

Girls having fun is a lot harder than boys having fun, because of all the barriers society places between girls and having carefree fun.

This is not a blow-off song:

That’s all they really want
Some fun
When the working day is done
Girls - they want to have fun

It’s about being allowed to have some time for you after you’ve completed your commitments, and how frustrating it is to be hemmed in all the time. ‘That’s all they really want’ isn’t saying ‘women are just frivolous’, OK, it’s saying ‘Give us a BREAK - we aren’t asking for that much! Being an independent woman isn’t being joyless, we just want what you take for granted: fun’. JFC.

(via kitsunenoshoujo)

lightningidle:

pettankoprincess:

yaoidream153:

the anime in less then 8 seconds.

This is it. This is each character and what they do in the entire anime.

before I watched this series I didn’t believe that at all
I have learned

lightningidle:

pettankoprincess:

yaoidream153:

the anime in less then 8 seconds.

This is it. This is each character and what they do in the entire anime.

before I watched this series I didn’t believe that at all

I have learned

(Source: clintbartn, via allanonkisigar)