A picture says a thousand words. Write them.
Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a critique about this picture. Write something about this picture.
Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!
So, in the playing of Assassin’s Creed IV here’s a few things that have annoyed me thus far. I’ll tag it for spoilers just in case, though I’m only like 10% through the game so far? Here be potential spoilers, okay?
1) If the developers didn’t want me to realize they’d given James Kidd the Mary Read treatment, they probably shouldn’t have given her the female walk animations which are obvious from in the first cutscene she appears in.
2) If they didn’t want me to figure out that James Kidd is an assassin ahead of schedule, they probably shouldn’t have included her wristblades (full shot visible) twice in the first cutscene.
You guys might want to hide that one a little better next time, because this is only serving to reinforce my opinion that Edward is not the brightest bulb in the lampshed, savvy?
Isn’t all fan-fic, essentially, fix-fic? How dare anyone decide they know any fictional universe better than its creator.
I don’t think so. I don’t read or write fan fiction, but I get it. Lets take Supernatural. Fans of that…
I think fanfiction is exploration of ideas, these are ideas that the show in question may never follow but telling a story one way doesn’t mean that it can’t be retold a different way. After all, retellings of previous works have been a hallmark of fiction writing for centuries.
Did you know, for example, that most of Shakespeare’s plays find their roots in older mythologies or historical events? The Arthurian Cycle is not one single mythology, but a composite made of a collection of retellings that continue to capture our imagination. 10 Things I Hate About You is, after all, a reimagining/retelling/modern update for a teenage audience of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. I don’t think any of us would count that as a “fix-fic”. Fables may be the biggest Fairy Tale crossover AU, I’ve ever witnessed, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less entertaining than the original fairy tales that brought about it’s creation. By the way, which of those fairy tales are canon? Many of the tales that the Brothers Grimm wrote down they recorded from other sources, many of those tales came from oral histories, many of those stories had previous iterations. Do you think Disney’s was trying to “fix-fic” Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid when they made their movie? It’s certainly not a faithful adaptation.
You know what the difference is between fan-fic writers for Supernatural and the authors of the past? (No, it’s not actually talent.) Modern copyright law. That’s it, that’s all. The characters of today are better protected than the characters of the past, but that doesn’t mean that a good, bad, or mediocre story is any less open to new explorations by those whose imagination it captures.
There’s nothing shameful about fanfiction, nothing at all. It can certainly be disturbing, I bet, to watch other people go mucking about in your sandbox, but the truth is that any true work of art invites them in. You can’t really say: look but don’t touch. A story only stays alive inside the hearts and minds of it’s audience and like any good creation it is out of our control once it leaves our hands.
So long as they’re not breaking any laws (and as long as most fanfiction writers are seeking to publish what they’ve been writing without changing the bits that make it illegal) or confusing reality with fiction (tormenting the friends and families of the writers/actors/production staff/etc) then there’s no harm. More fanfiction, fan art, and other creative explorations are the heart and soul of a fandom.
Fanfiction is really just a less fancy/respected word for adaptation: we told it again and changed some stuff. We wanted to see what would happen if we did it this way.
All art has to begin from somewhere and often that birthplace is a germinating seed at the heart of someone else’s idea. The sooner we step back realize that creation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but instead in a give and take of inspiration drawn from what we witness, see, and read in the world around us, in the way media, fiction, and entertainment become part of us, the less onerous fanfiction becomes in concept.
Anonymous asked: How does one write a good synopsis?
- How to Write a Synopsis
- Writing a Novel Synopsis
- How to Write a Synopsis of Your Novel
- Writing The Tight Synopsis
- 6 Steps for Writing a Book Synopsis
(Sorry for just the links; I really do have to get back to NaNoing, and I feel like there’s better info here than I’d be able to come up with.)
Extreme close-ups of human eyes by Suren Manvelyan
This just in: Eyes are terrifying.
You can actually see the hole that is our pupils…If eyes are the windows to the soul then people have terrifying black holes for souls
I’m ripping mine out.
this is so cool im gonna scream
The 5th picture is the craziest
HOLY SHIT THAT’S TERRIFYING
I WISH MY EYES WEREN’T THE COLOR OF SHIT!
THIS IS SO COOL.
This is terrifying!
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