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deardragonbook · 2 days ago
Character’s rooms say a lot about them
Whenever I show a character’s room for the first time, I always find myself thinking long and hard about it. 
So much so, I often avoid it out of fear of getting it wrong. 
I think it’s a very important insight into a character and there are so many small details we can use. 
Is there bed made or a mess? 
Is the room tidy or a mess? 
Do they have posters up on the walls? 
Are there photos anywhere? If so, of whom? Friends? Family? Random places they’ve visited? 
What useless junk is there? A snow globe from a visit to the zoo? Some figurines from a show they liked as a kid? 
What not useless junk is there? 
Do they have a hobby and where can we see that in their room? 
Do they have a large or small desk? 
How big is their closet? Is it an open or closed design? 
Is the window open? 
Are there plants by the window? 
Are the curtains pulled? 
Where are their dirty clothes kept? Thrown on the floor or in a laundry basket? 
Are there any empty bowls or dirty plates? This tells us a character comes to their room to eat. Why? To avoid others or because they don’t want to be away from their work? 
There is so much you can tell about a character from their room! It’s kind of intimidating but also amazingly fun to think about. 
As usual,  check out my socials and book here.
Maybe I’ll do a full post going into detail about character’s rooms. I’ve been doing a lot of shorter posts lately, I’m kind of going through a bit of brain fog. It makes sense. I’m on a restricted diet (for health reasons, not weight related or anything) so I’m a little hungry, I’ve managed to somehow get into a schedule of waking up at 8am, leaving home at 9am and not getting back until 10pm. University plus apprenticeships was maybe not my brightest idea. But oh well, thankfully I enjoy my apprenticeship and my university course. Plus I’m finding just enough time over the weekend to keep up with Tumblr and TikTok. 
I’ve said this plenty of times before but, if you have any questions, request for writing advice, anything! Right now they’re more aprecitated than ever because you’re saving me having to actually think of a post! (Although I do have about nine posts in queue so if my answer takes a while, blame my efficiency!) 
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morgana0anagrom · 2 days ago
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Hey guys, I painted this piece for @fairyloot as Ace of pentacles tarot card. Character is Julian from Caraval book Series by @stephanie_garber hope you guys will like it xoxo
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asphodelgame · a day ago
i'm honestly quite surprised to learn how tactile hades is, for some reason i always assumed otherwise haha but me and my mc are more than ready to give him all the hugs his heart may desire! i wonder; do the ROs have a favourite type of (non-sexual) touch? thank you in advance and i hope you're doing well! 🌼
The man is tactile as heck; he's just so bad at asking for touch haha.
As for favorite types on nonsexual touch... this is an interesting one.
Hades really likes a good hug, but is most likely to go for little ones to the hands or face or hair, if applicable and permitted!
Hermes likes wrapping an arm around someone, shoulders or back or waist as height dictates.
Charon is very much about the hand-holding. Melt them by running the pad of a thumb over knuckles or fingers, or letting them do the same.
Pyri is a snuggler, through and through, though they'll pretty much do anything and everything the other party is okay with.
Alekto is probably the least tactile of the group by a fair margin, but she appreciates like... a good shoulder bump or a gentle lean into her. It feels good to be literally, physically relied upon and trusted by people she likes.
Hekate loves hair, running her fingers through/over/along it as appropriate. If PC has the kind of hair that really needs to be left alone (or they just prefer not to have it touched) tho she totally gets it and her favorite alternative is playful stuff like gentle hip bumps or even affectionate pokes and so on.
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minina-7431 · 2 days ago
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Everyone, admire, the longest comic I've done to date. It cost me a lot and I hoped it was to your liking, hehe. I made this comic for the Franstober, day 18: Jealous.
The prompts are from @uhhbananafrappe.
In case you didn't realize, the bear in my comic is the same one that appears in this comic.
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kumerish · a day ago
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A drawing of the cast of my comic strip Blind Alley on an alternate timeline.
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maxkirin · 2 days ago
I'm making playlists for my ocs and I've found they fall into 1 of 2 groups:
- ocs whose musical tastes and aesthetics come to me so loud and clear I've got too many songs to choose from
- ocs who are total mysteries like, what would they like? do they even listen to music??
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hearmeroarx · 2 days ago
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more cruella scene analysis bc what else would i do with my life. here, cruella is thoroughly ENTHRALLED that people think she’s actually made a dalmatian coat and not because she has any ounce of interest in doing such a thing- in fact, she finds that idea so abhorrent that she takes offense to jasper thinking she was serious when she joked about it- but because she’s utilized the incompetency of mankind to her advantage. she’s an incredibly perceptive, insightful person who’s well aware of the human paradigm of assumption-making and how it reflects a stupidity she can play to her advantage. she’s had to deal with a staggering amount of pain and the apprehension she harbors towards most people because of it is apparent. as such, she creates a persona so evil that most wouldn’t dare cross her. as such, she’s able to protect herself. “image is everything,” she writes emphatically (it’s something from “cruella’s sketchbook” which i highly recommend reading) of her plan to bear the faux dalmatian fur. cruella is cunning at a masterful level though it isn’t for the purpose of malice; it’s her (self-destructive beyond belief) way of coping in a cruel world she was burnt by one too many times. she’s also decided she’ll make the most of people thinking she’s an awful person for simply refusing to accept people like the baroness being deplorable with no consequence and play the part. after all…it should be fun!!
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leoneliterary · 22 hours ago
Whos Lalia?
Lalia is a lady of the court and Sarai's closest friend. You'll probably see a lot of her if you choose to befriend or romance Sarai!
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selfcare-packages · 2 days ago
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Care package based on Dr. Habit (Smile For Me) with chew stim
Plush ($10.99) // Shirt ($20+) // Chew 1 ($7.99)
Chew 2 ($8) // Pillows ($13.99) // Sticker ($3)
Charm ($5) // Chew 3 ($4.35) // Soap ($4)
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inky-duchess · 25 days ago
Writer's Guide: Writing about Alcoholic Drinks and Cocktails
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Or how to write believable bar and nightclub scenes. I often find myself helping friends with their WIPs and often it as a bartender, I find myself having to correct them on bar and mixology terminology. So here's my quick guide to keeping your lingo on the straight and narrow.
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DASH/SPLASH: a drop of a mixer such as juice or flavouring.
MIXER: non alcholic beveraged served with the measure of alcohol in the same glass.
NEAT: Plain, without any addition of ice or a mixture. Just the alcohol.
ON THE ROCKS: Served over Ice.
STRAIGHT UP: The cocktail is chilled with ice and strained into a glass with no ice
DIRTY – if somebody asks for a dirty martini, you add olive juice, the more juice the dirtier it is
DRY- A dry martini includes a drop of vermouth and an extra dry martini contains a drop of scotch swirled in the glass and drained before adding the gin
BACK – a ‘back’ is a drink that accompanies an alcholic beverage such as water or Coke, but isn't mixed.
GARNISH – something added to a drink such as a lime or lemon or orange.
TWIST - a twist is literally a twist of fruit skin in the drink.
BITTERS – a herbal alcoholic blend added to cocktails.
RIMMED - the glass is coated in salt or sugar to enhance the taste.
VIRGIN- non alcoholic
MOCKTAIL- a virgin cocktail
DOUBLE - Two measures of the same alcohol in the same glass. A bartender can only legally serve a double in the same glass. They cannot serve you a triple.
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COCKTAIL SHAKER - it is a metal cup that fits into a glass, used to shake the components of your drink together with ice to chill it.
STRAINER- used to seperate ice in the shaker from the liquid within as you pour it into the glass.
MEASURES- these are little metal cylinders meant to measure out the pours of the alcohol. You pour the alcohol from the bottle into the measure and then put it into the glass. It's imperative that the right measure goes into the glass or the drink will taste of shit.
BAR SPOON – a long spoon meant to mix the drink.
OPTIC- it is a mechanism that attaches a bottle to an automatic pourer. The bartender usually fits the glass under the spout and pushes up to release the amount which cuts off at the single measure.
SHOT GLASS- a shot glass is a small glass to contain one measure
PINT GLASS- a glass used for serving pints of lager or ale
HALF PINT GLASS - a tulip shaped glass half the measure of a pint glass
SPEEDWELL/TAPS/DRAFT: are the taps used to pour beer from kegs stored under the bar floor.
SLIM JIM/HIGH BALL GLASS- It is a tall straight holding 8 to 12 ounces and used for cocktails served on the rocks such as a Gin and Tonic.
ROCKS GLASS - or an old fashioned glass, it is short and round. These glasses are used for drinks such as Old Fashioneds or Sazerac
COUPE GLASS- Are broad round stemmed glasses used for cocktails that are chill and served without ice such as a Manhattan, Boulevardier or a Gimlet
MARTINI GLASS - a martini glass is that classic stemmed "v" shaped glass, used to serve drinks without mixers such as Martini and Cosmopolitans
MARGARITA GLASS - is a large, round bowl like glass with a broad and a tall stem used for Margaritas and Daiquiris
HURRICANE GLASS- a tall tulip-like shaped glass with a flared rim and short stem. It holds 20 ounces which means it is the perfect glass to serve iced cocktails in such as Pina Colada, Singapore Sling, Hurricane
Alcoholic Drinks
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Vodka- Vodka is made from potatoes or fermented cereal grains. It has a strong taste and scent. It is usually consumed neat with a mixer such as Coke or Orange juice or cranberry juice or in cocktails like Martini, Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan.
Whisky/Whiskey- Whiskey is a distilled alcoholic beverage, made from fermented grain mash such as barley, corn, rye, and wheat. It gets its flavour form being fermented in casks for long period of time. When serving a whiskey, one asks whether they want ice or a mixer. Everyone has their own preference. I prefer mine like myself, strong and Irish. Scotch is Scottish Brewed whisky.
Rum- Rum is made by fermenting and distilling sugarcane molasses/juice. It is aged in oak barrels. It has a sweet taste.
Beer: is made out of cereal grains and served chilled in bottles or pulled from taps/speedwells.
Ale: Ale in the middle ages referred to beer brewed without hops (a kind of flowering plant that gives beer its bitter taste). It is sweeter and would typically have a fruity aftertaste.
Stout- is a darker beer sometimes brewed from roasted malt, coming in a sweet version and dry version, the most famous stout being Guinness.
Poitín- (pronounced as pot-cheen) is made from cereals, grain, whey, sugar beet, molasses and potatoes. It is a Dangerous Drink (honestly i still don't know how I ended up in that field with a traffic cone and a Shetland pony) and technically illegal. Country folk in Ireland used to brew it in secrets in stills hidden on their land.
Vermouth: Is made from infused with roots, barks, flowers, seeds, herbs, spices, brandy but vermouth is classed aromatized wine. It comes sweet or dry
Gin- is made from juniper, coriander, citrus peel, cinnamon, almond or liquorice and grain alcohol. Gin has a strong scent and taste and is usually served in a martini or a tonic water.
Schnapps- refers to any strong, clear alcoholic beverage. It is considered one of the best types of spirits because of its pure and delicate aroma. Lesson: never drink peach schnapps.
Cocktails and Drinks
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Irish Coffee: an Irish coffee is adding whiskey to coffee and sugar and topping it with cream. As a bartender, I would honestly rather cut my arm off than make one of these.
Baby Guinness: Is a shot made by pouting Tia Maria or Kaluah into a shot glass and spreading Baileys on the top so it looks like a small pint of Guinness.
Silver Bullet: a shot of mixed tequila and sambuca.
Long Island Iced Tea:  The Long Island contains vodka, gin, tequila, light rum, lemon juice, triple sec and cola. It has a real kick.
Mai Tai: is made with light and dark rum, lime juice, orange curacao, orgeat syrup and rock candy syrup and served with a mint garnish.
Manhattan: The Manhattan is made with rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters.
Margarita: The margarita is made with tequila, cointreau and lime juice.
Mojito: a mojito is made with muddled mint, white rum, lime juice, simple syrup and soda.
Martini: a martini is made of gin, dry vermouth and garnished with a lemon twist or olives.
Mimosa: a mimosa is a made with sparkling wine and orange juice.
Mint Julep: Made with Kentucky bourbon, simple syrup, mint leaves and crushed ice
Pina Colada: is made with white rum, dark rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream
Screwdriver: Vodka and Orange juice
Tequila Sunrise: tequila, orange juice and grenadine
Tom Collins: made with spiked lemonade, sparkling water, lemon juice, simple syrup and gin
Whiskey Sour: is made with powdered sugar, seltzer, lemon juice and whiskey.
White Russian: made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream.
Black Russian: made with two parts coffee liqueur and five parts vodka.
Gin and Tonic: gin served with tonic water
Bloody Mary: made with vodka and tomato juice mixed with lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, fresh herbs, brown sugar and cracked black pepper.
Brandy Alexander: served straight up and made with brandy, cognac, creme de cacao and cream
Cosmopolitan: Made with citrus vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice
Daiquiri: made with rum, lime juice and sugar.
Gimlet: gin and lime juice
My Top 10 Bartending Rules and Responsibilities
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Overpouring is never an option. You can seriously hurt somebody by overpouring, not to mention spoil the drink and ruin your sales. You only serve people what they ask and never more.
When somebody has had enough, you stop serving them. After a while, you know when to cut somebody off.
Never leave bottles on the counter or in reach of customers. Your expensive spirits should never be in reach of anybody but you.
If you tell somebody your selling them premium and top shelf alcohol, you cannot substitute with cheaper licqor. It's illegal.
As a bartender, your eyes always have to be scanning a crowd. You can't leave people hanging.
The golden rule - if you see somebody messing with someone's drink, you chuck it if you can or warn the person. And you get that son of a bitch out of your pub.
50% of the job is cleaning. You have to clean your tools constantly. You cannot reuse measures and spouts, you have to wash everything. Beer traps are clean out every night, rubber mats are washed and anything you have used has to be clean.
You have to hand dry your glasses. You never polish a pint glass as it fucks up the pint. You polish your cocktail glasses, shot glasses and straight glasses.
If someone seems down or on their own, you try make conversation. Often you'll hear some disturbing stuff but always try lend an ear or make everyone feel included.
If you break a glass in the ice bucket, you got to get rid of the ice.
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asphodelgame · 2 days ago
which of the ros are comfortable with a lot of touching/hugging/cuddling & which ones need more space?
Hmm, well none of them are touch-averse as such, but it will definitely take some of them longer to warm up to someone enough to be comfortable touching than others, kind of independently of how much they will be comfortable doing so once that's happened.
So, I've listed them with two numbers each. One is like... how soon in an acquaintance/friendship/relationship they are comfortable with it, 1 being very slowly and 10 being very quickly, and the second being how tactile they are by default, assuming a partner/friend is comfortable with it.
Of course, as with anything, they all get that communication is important, and are willing to make efforts to accommodate their partner's preferences, and would hope that their partners are likewise open to adjusting so both parties are comfy.
Hades: 2/9
Hermes: 8/8
Charon: 3/6
Pyri: 9/10
Alekto: 1/4
Hekate: 5/7
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koshercosplay · 10 months ago
Idk why but villains with standards will always be the funniest thing to me. like you'll get someone who will take absolute pleasure in doing the most vile things but paying their minions less than minimum wage? how dare you insult their honor. there'll be a guy who just loves terrorizing people but if you say something sexist about his sidekick he'll punch you in the throat and step aside with glee to let her pummel you. villains who are like "murder is fine generally but if you're a homophobe then I'll tie you to a boulder and catapult you into the ocean". Idk there's just something innately hilarious about a villain who is very definitively bad, like extremely morally reprehensible, but like there are just certain things that even they won't stoop to, thereby implying that those who do are worse
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cinemagal · 3 months ago
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Rachel Weisz & Brendan Fraser | The Mummy (1999) "Evelyn and Rick are basically Indiana Jones split down the middle — she’s the brains, he’s the brawn." - Rachel Weisz
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elumish · 5 months ago
Friendly reminder that bi, pan, trans, aro, and ace people in relationships with someone of a different gender aren't less queer than people in relationships with someone of the same gender, and they aren't bad representation or "less good" in any way
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prokopetz · 16 days ago
Characters who are absolute trashfires have their virtues, but there’s also something to be said for a character who’s competent, collected, and has their life thoroughly together, and also has one specific thing that’s deeply wrong with them.
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svndvn · 6 months ago
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being drawing some W.I.T.C.H. fanarts these days on twitch ! 
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