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mellyart:

de Melly and Fiddy

Day 1 - Draw your main protagonist.

Day 2 - Draw your main protagonist’s love interest/partner. (if they have one)

Day 3 - Draw any other main protagonists or secondary protagonists.

Day 4 -Draw your main antagonist (and/or any secondary antagonists).

Day 5 - Are there any side characters you’re particularly fond of?

Day 6 - Draw your characters siblings if they have any.

Day 7 - Any other background or supporting characters you’d like to spotlight?

Day 8 - Draw your character (or their country’s) typical manner of dress.

Day 9 - Draw what a character would look like dressed in a different character/country’s clothing.

Day 10 - Draw two characters from your story that would be unlikely to meet or become friends.

Day 11 - Does a character have any hobbies or talents?

Day 12 - What is your character’s biggest secret?

Day 13 - Draw a younger/child version of your character.

Day 13 - What is a character like in the past?

Day 14 - What is a character like in the future?

Day 15 - What is a character’s biggest regret?

Day 16 - Draw out a character’s first romantic and/or sexual encounter.

Day 17 - Draw a character’s typical interaction with their friend and/or love interest.

Day 18 - Draw any random scene from your character’s story.

Day 19 - Crack pair: Draw any two characters that would never interact romantically.

Day 20 - Draw your character and their love interest/partner as if their roles were reversed.

Day 21 - Draw some fanservice (heh).

Day 22 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Genderbend!AU

Day 23 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a modern day Gakuen!AU

Day 24 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Hogwarts!AU

Day 25 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Sci-fi!AU

Day 26 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in an Ancient Civilization!AU

Day 27 - AU TIME - Draw any character(s) in a Kemonomimi!AU

Day 28 - Draw some angst/tragedy.

Day 29 - Draw some UST.

Day 30 - Draw whatever your heart desires because you reached day 30 LOL. (how even did you manage to do this)

basically we got bored of the first 30 day meme we tried so we made our own more centered on drawing and original character development and just derp. feel free to give it a whirl yourselves!

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sveltte:

I made a tutorial about mixing colors when painting! It’s really long and rambly and probably repeats itself a lot, but maybe it’ll be helpful to somebody. It’s intended for people who already have a basic understanding of color theory, so I might recommend this tutorial by gawki if you don’t already know the basics.

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vega-ofthe-lyre:

New obsession: Coles Phillips. Here are some of my favourites of his magazine covers. Be lucky that I’m limited to 10 photos per post because there’d be a lot more. Holy crap, I love him.

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thewritingcafe:


Anonymous asked you:
do you have any tips on how to write rules or amendments for my fictional society?

Start with the type of government your society has. Certain governments will have different laws and economies.
Cultural Values
If your society sees dogs as divine beings, it might be illegal not to have a dog in your home for more than 30 days. That is a law based on cultural values. If there are robots in your society, there will probably be rules about robots. If your society is prejudice against a certain group of people, there might be rules about that.
Think about what your society values and what they see as taboo. You should also think about current issues and how the population feels about it. If there is a great fear of a form of government, it might be illegal to support that government. If murder is common and your society doesn’t see it as an issue unless the person murdered is a noble or someone in the upper class, it might only be illegal to murder certain people.
There’s also the little details that most people don’t think about. If there is private property, there will be laws about that. Can law enforcement officials enter private property without permission? Or just public property? If all property is public property, there probably won’t be much privacy.
The Laws
Write out any laws that are relevant to your story. The exact wording of your laws will reflect your society. If the laws are broad, there will be loopholes, but also leeway for people in power to make it mean what they want it to mean. 
If the laws are old and outdated, decide if people want to change them or not. Older laws with outdated terminology might make laws more confusing or irrelevant, but they can also allow more options.
Think about how laws are made. Do they have to go through several people before becoming an official law? Who has the power to propose laws or reject them? Who has the final say? Who can make adjustments? Can laws be adjusted over time or are they final the first time around? Does religion have a say in laws? When and why are laws created?
Punishments
With laws there are punishments. One form of punishment is called a Draconian Law in which the punishment outweighs the crime. Are the punishments for breaking the law mild, moderate, or severe? Can stealing something small get you a life time sentence in prison? Or just a slap on the wrist?
Punishments and crimes can be matched up if you want them to be equal (i.e., the greater the crime, the greater the punishment), or certain crimes might have to meet certain requirements for certain punishments. For example, committing one major crime might have a low punishment because only one crime was committed. Committing several small crimes might have a higher punishment because more than one crime was committed. Do whatever you want to do.
You should also come up with exceptions of punishment. For example, it is legal, in the US, to kill a person if the intent was self defense.
Think about the types of punishment. Are they physical? Can people be sentenced to death? Do they have to pay a fine? Do they have to do community service? Are they exiled? 
Prisons: You don’t need prisons or something similar, but they’re a form of punishment. If your society has dungeons, prisons, jails, or similar places, decide what they are like, who goes there, what it’s like there, and where they are located. Are they located far away from populated areas? Are they underground? Are people given free reign throughout the property, or are they confined to a small space?
Law Enforcement
With law and punishment comes people who enforce those laws. You’re going to need some kind of government force that controls the population. Decide how many different groups there are, what they are in charge of, how many law enforcement officials exist, and how much they enforce the laws. They might not do much to enforce laws or they might be extremely strict.
Holders of Power
The people in power are most often the ones who create, destroy, and uphold laws. Laws that are not written down can be changed by the person in power, depending on the culture, and will naturally change over time.
Go back to the idea of who decides what and why. If business has power or great influence over government, laws might cater to business. For example, in the US, monopolies were at one point illegal. However, the law never defined what a monopoly was and therefore capitalism kept going and business funded the government.
If laws change easily with each ruler, the laws of the society will reflect the personality of whoever is in charge.

thewritingcafe:

Anonymous asked you:

do you have any tips on how to write rules or amendments for my fictional society?

Start with the type of government your society has. Certain governments will have different laws and economies.

Cultural Values

If your society sees dogs as divine beings, it might be illegal not to have a dog in your home for more than 30 days. That is a law based on cultural values. If there are robots in your society, there will probably be rules about robots. If your society is prejudice against a certain group of people, there might be rules about that.

Think about what your society values and what they see as taboo. You should also think about current issues and how the population feels about it. If there is a great fear of a form of government, it might be illegal to support that government. If murder is common and your society doesn’t see it as an issue unless the person murdered is a noble or someone in the upper class, it might only be illegal to murder certain people.

There’s also the little details that most people don’t think about. If there is private property, there will be laws about that. Can law enforcement officials enter private property without permission? Or just public property? If all property is public property, there probably won’t be much privacy.

The Laws

Write out any laws that are relevant to your story. The exact wording of your laws will reflect your society. If the laws are broad, there will be loopholes, but also leeway for people in power to make it mean what they want it to mean. 

If the laws are old and outdated, decide if people want to change them or not. Older laws with outdated terminology might make laws more confusing or irrelevant, but they can also allow more options.

Think about how laws are made. Do they have to go through several people before becoming an official law? Who has the power to propose laws or reject them? Who has the final say? Who can make adjustments? Can laws be adjusted over time or are they final the first time around? Does religion have a say in laws? When and why are laws created?

Punishments

With laws there are punishments. One form of punishment is called a Draconian Law in which the punishment outweighs the crime. Are the punishments for breaking the law mild, moderate, or severe? Can stealing something small get you a life time sentence in prison? Or just a slap on the wrist?

Punishments and crimes can be matched up if you want them to be equal (i.e., the greater the crime, the greater the punishment), or certain crimes might have to meet certain requirements for certain punishments. For example, committing one major crime might have a low punishment because only one crime was committed. Committing several small crimes might have a higher punishment because more than one crime was committed. Do whatever you want to do.

You should also come up with exceptions of punishment. For example, it is legal, in the US, to kill a person if the intent was self defense.

Think about the types of punishment. Are they physical? Can people be sentenced to death? Do they have to pay a fine? Do they have to do community service? Are they exiled? 

  • Prisons: You don’t need prisons or something similar, but they’re a form of punishment. If your society has dungeons, prisons, jails, or similar places, decide what they are like, who goes there, what it’s like there, and where they are located. Are they located far away from populated areas? Are they underground? Are people given free reign throughout the property, or are they confined to a small space?

Law Enforcement

With law and punishment comes people who enforce those laws. You’re going to need some kind of government force that controls the population. Decide how many different groups there are, what they are in charge of, how many law enforcement officials exist, and how much they enforce the laws. They might not do much to enforce laws or they might be extremely strict.

Holders of Power

The people in power are most often the ones who create, destroy, and uphold laws. Laws that are not written down can be changed by the person in power, depending on the culture, and will naturally change over time.

Go back to the idea of who decides what and why. If business has power or great influence over government, laws might cater to business. For example, in the US, monopolies were at one point illegal. However, the law never defined what a monopoly was and therefore capitalism kept going and business funded the government.

If laws change easily with each ruler, the laws of the society will reflect the personality of whoever is in charge.

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majesticcarrot:

things to ask yourself while worldbuilding (in addition to everything else): 

  • how can someone in your fictional society rise up in the hierarchy? through marriage, hard work, birth, joining guilds…?
  • how is marriage organised? arranged marriages, free marriages, how are spouses chosen, what about divorce and legitimation of divorce? 
  • what do the people eat/drink? what is realistic to eat/drink? (keep in mind that pre-industrialised societies face issues with food hygiene and storing food - look at the different ways to solve these problems, like food taboos, recipes, maken durable foods, drinking beer instead of water ect)
  • is education organised by the state or individual families? what value does theoretical/practical education have? who learns what? 
  • which parts of your society can travel and see&experience new places, cultures, languages? who is bound to their home (country)? 
  • how do households/families live together? who is allowed to live together with whom, what are the taboos? 
  • who has which rights and duties towards the state, the community, the religion/religious institutions, the leader(s), their family?
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lostsplendor:

"Glamour of the Allies": French Postcard Set c. 1917 via Tuckdb

Give me the strength not to go write essays about these immediately.

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unexplained-events:

staragus:

unexplained-events:

When Caroline Walter of Freiburg, Germany died at the age of 16, her sister, ,Selma, had a sculptor cast a life size sculpture for the gravestone - Every morning since Caroline’s funeral, a fresh flower was found tucked in the crook of the arm, and still is to this day - Nobody knows who leaves it - Every single morning! - Caroline died in 1867 - For 146 years, someone has been leaving flowers…

Caroline totes had a vampire lover.

This is by far, my favorite theory.

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whethervane:

thepeoplesrepublicofheaven:

THANK YOU

I love them both ;-;

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