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COLOR PALETTE MASTERPOST by forbiddenforest

So today I felt like sharing some useful websites that provide pre-made color palettes (left side), as well as sites that allow you to create custom ones (right side). They can be used for graphic design, themes, art, interior design, or just something pretty to look at.

Adobe Kubler (Explore)

Chromaa

Color-Collective

Just Jaimee Daily Color Inspiration

Design Seeds

Adobe Kubler (Create)

Color Scheme Designer

Color Palette Generator (paste the URL of an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Color Hunter (upload an image and it will automatically generate a pallet that matches the image)

Colllor

I hope you find this useful (and please like or reblog if you did)! Enjoy :)

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OH MY GOD I JUST USED A BUNCH OF THESE TODAY WHAT THE——?!

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chasingfaithandlove:

I miss you whenever I can’t get to spend time with you, and I cannot tell you enough times how much I love having you in my life.So please stay with me :)

chasingfaithandlove:

I miss you whenever I can’t get to spend time with you, and I cannot tell you enough times how much I love having you in my life.

So please stay with me :)

posted 3 weeks ago with 147 notes | © / via

fictionwritingtips:

I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!

Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you to set a ten minute timer for each prompt.

Wridea: I really like this site because you can write down simple ideas that you can organize later and put into a bigger project. You can share these ideas or the site will help you randomly match ideas. It’s great for brainstorming and building a fully formed outline.

List of Unusual Words — Here’s a site you can browse through that gives you a list of unusual words for every letting in the alphabet. If you’re looking to switch up your vocab, or looking to develop a way a character speaks, this is a good reference.

Picometer — Here’s a writing progress meter that can be embedded on your site or blog. There’s also the Writertopia meter that shows word count/current mood. 

Cut Up Machine: This website takes whatever words you typed or pasted into the box and rearranges your sentences. It’s not practical for writing a novel, but it might help with poetry OR coming up with ideas. Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.

Orion’s Arm: This is a great website to use if you want to research worldbuilding or if you have science questions. There are tons of resources you can use.

Word Frequency Counter: If you’re finding that you’re using the same words over and over again, this website should help. You’ll be able to count the frequency usage of each word in your text. This should help you switch up the words you’re using and understand where the problem might be.

Phrase Frequency Counter: This is same site explained above, but it counts the phrases you’re using.

My Writing Nook: This allows you to write or jot down ideas wherever you are. You don’t need to have your laptop in order to access it, so it might help you during this time. You can write as long as you have your phone.

Writer: The Internet Typewriter - This site lets you write, save, share, and/or convert your writing online. I tried it out and it’s pretty cool. It saves for you and is a great way to brainstorm or plan out some ideas.

The Forge - The Forge is a fantasy, creature, spell, and location name generator. It’s awesome.

One Word: This site gives you one word to write about for 60 seconds. This should help you get started with your own writing and will work as a writing prompt to get you warmed up. It’s a great way to get yourself motivated.

Confusing Words:  On this site you can search through confusing words that often stump many writers. It’s not a huge reference, but it should help you with some writing/grammar issues.

Cliché Finder: This site allows you to enter parts of your writing and it will search for clichés. If you find that you’re using the same phrases over and over again, this will help a lot. I haven’t messed around with it too much, but it looks useful.

Hand Written Fonts: If you’re looking for great hand written fonts, this is a great reference. All of them are pretty awesome.

Tip of My Tongue — you know when you’re trying to think of a specific word, but you just can’t remember what it is? This site will help you narrow down your thoughts and find that word you’ve been looking for. It can be extremely frustrating when you have to stop writing because you get a stuck on a word, so this should help cut that down. 

-Kris Noel

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Jane Austen Books &amp; Films
Books:
Emma  audiobook  
Juvenilia - Volume I  audiobook  
Juvenilia - Volume II  
Juvenilia - Volume III  
Lady Susan audiobook  
Mansfield Park audiobook  
Northanger Abbey audiobook  
Persuasion audiobook  
Pride and Prejudice audiobook  
Sense and Sensibility audiobook  
Other Related Books:
A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz  
Austen Takes the South Series by Mary Jane Hathaway  
Behind Jane Austen’s Door by Jennifer Forest  
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler  
Emma and the Werewolves by Adam Rann/Jane Austen  
Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing  
I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison  
Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin  
Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald  
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners by Josephine Ross  
Jane Austen Made Me Do It - edited by Laurel Ann Nattress  
Jane Austen Mystery series by Stephanie Barron  
Jane Austen the Reader: The Artist as Critic by Olivia Murphy  
Matters of Fact in Jane Austen by Janine Barchas  
My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones  
The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor  
The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret C. Sullivan  
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James  
The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen by Lindsay Ashford  
The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne  
Film/TV Adaptations:
Emma - 1972  
Emma - 1996 - US  
Emma - 1996 - UK  
Mansfield Park - 1983  
Mansfield Park - 1999  
Mansfield Park - 2007  
Northanger Abbey - 1986  
Northanger Abbey - 2007  
Persuasion - 1995  
Persuasion - 2007  
Pride and Prejudice - 1940  
Pride and Prejudice - 1980  
Pride and Prejudice - 1995  
Pride and Prejudice - 2005  
Sense and Sensibility - 1971  
Sense and Sensibility - 1981 - no episode 1  
Sense and Sensibility - 1995  
Sense and Sensibility - 2008  Part 2  Part 3  
Other Related Films:
Austenland - 2013  
Becoming Jane - 2007  
Bride &amp; Prejudice - 2004  
Bridget Jones’s Diary - 2001  
Clueless - 1995  
Emma Approved - 2013-present  
Jane Austen Book Club - 2007  
Lost in Austen - 2008  
Miss Austen Regrets - 2008  
Pride and Prejudice - 2003  
The Lizzie Bennett Diaries - 2012-2013  
Welcome to Sandition- 2013

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Jane Austen Books & Films

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Other Related Films:

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chasingfaithandlove:

It’s the scariest thing to realise how much someone means to you, and it’s even more terrifying when you think of life without them.

I can’t imagine not getting to spend time with you everyday once these two short years of school are over, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be the same if you’re not in my life.(I hope we’ll still be together a few years down the road…)

chasingfaithandlove:

It’s the scariest thing to realise how much someone means to you, and it’s even more terrifying when you think of life without them.

I can’t imagine not getting to spend time with you everyday once these two short years of school are over, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be the same if you’re not in my life.

(I hope we’ll still be together a few years down the road…)

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anotherlanguageblog:

asianhistory:

General:

Reddit Threads:

SRS  (Spaced Repetition flashcards)

Arabic:
Bengali:

Chinese (Mostly/All Mandarin):

Gujarati:
Hindi:

Indonesian - Bhasa Indonesian:

Korean:

Japanese:

Malay:


Tamil

Thai:

So You Want to Learn… List:

Other:

  • Tumblr tags: #learning _________ 
  • Can I become Fluent in ______ in ______ months/weeks/days?
     
    No. You can’t. 
  • Can I learn Japanese from just watching Anime/Korean from Kpop/Chinese from Wuxia films?
    Not on your life. Do you only speak the english you know from Spongebob? N’SYNC? The 300? Didn’t think so.
  • What about Rosetta Stone?
    For $180-$399 dollars? Are you insane? The program is built to teach you the Romantic languages.  If you buy Rosetta stone for $400, and pass up every free resource on this list, I doubt your desire to actually learn anything. Don’t do it to yourself. That is a lot of money you probably won’t get back.
  • But I heard that Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Arabic/etc is really difficult:
    Well if over a billion Chinese people can speak Chinese, why can’t you? No really, don’t let something like this bother you. No, this is not the ease of moving from a English to a Romance language or German, but hey, if you wanted to learn German (and all those ridiculous cases) you’d be doing that. 
  • But what about ______?
    I have knowledge on resources mostly limited to JPN/CHI/KOR classes. This is a participatory list, which I am more than grateful to take submissions for.
I repost this every two weeks whether I need to or not. It too good not to and the original compiler deserves that much respect.
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perils-of-writing:

1. Inspiration comes once every other week, give or take a few months. Don’t wait for it. Just write.

2. The best way to write a strong female character has nothing to do with giving her a sword.

3. If writing is easy, you’re probably doing it wrong.

4. Or you’re just a genius. Whichever.

5. Just please make your plot’s climax more interesting than whatever happened in Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

6. Never, I repeat, never kill the dog/owl/horse/lovable pet.

7. Listening to music or eating helps distract from how awful the first draft is.

8. But it doesn’t even matter if the first draft is bad. It’s supposed to be bad. So you really just get to eat for the sake of eating—Score!

9. Sometimes, less is more with the adjectives, adverbs, and vampire romances.

10. Spellcheck is there for a reason.

11. If your character’s “heart skips a beat” more than three times in the book, take him/her to a doctor immediately. This could be life threatening.

12. Not all fantasy stories need to include elves and dwarves.

13. If you’re stuck with Writer’s Block, make use of the time by scripting out your appearance on the Ellen Show for when you become a super successful novelist.

14. Read a lot, unless the book you’re reading is stupid.

15. If a character is in the novel, he/she should have a purpose for being there. If you can replace him with a sack of flour, get rid of him.

16. Main Character should like Love Interest for a better reason than, “Yeah lol she’s hot.”

17. If readers wanted long, overly dense, nonsensical sentences, they’d pick up a chemistry textbook.

18. Borrow ideas from other writers. You can return them later.

19. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, make sure to get your sleep! It’s important to keeping your brain healthy.

20. Ha, yeah, I’d ignore #19 too.

21. Listen to critiques with an open mind, and know where to get them from. Your mother is 99.9% always going to say she loves your book. Good for confidence, but not much else.

22. Still, if someone takes a huge steaming dump on your manuscript, you might want to consider getting critiques elsewhere.

23. Comparing yourself to other writers is basically taking a baseball bat to your creativity.

24. A plot twist without any previous foreshadowing isn’t a plot twist. It’s a deus ex machina.

25. Writing while in pajamas is good for the soul.

26. If you want a break from writing, you could always play the Twilight drinking game: take a shot every time Bella blushes.

27. Just kidding, don’t do that. You won’t be able to write if you’re drunk.

28. But seriously though, #26 was sarcasm. Don’t do it.

29. Instead, try having the narrator in your head speak with Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice when you’re writing. It’s pretty interesting.

30. Striving for perfection is a waste of time.

31. You know you’re writing a really good argument scene if you can’t figure out who you agree with.

32. If your plot’s reached a dead end, try killing off your favorite character. Unless his name is Fred Weasley. 

33. Exclamation marks get annoying after a while!!!!!!!!

34. Set goals! Try finishing your manuscript before January 19th. That way, when Sherlock comes back out, you can join in the fandom’s revelries without feeling too guilty.

35. There’s a whole universe waiting if we can just tear our eyes from that cliche.

36. Writing is hard, yes, but it should never feel like a chore.

37. Make your villains heroic.

38. If your villain’s reason for being evil is, “Because EVIL,” then he’s not a villain. He’s just the bad guy with the funny accent in children’s cartoons.

39. If you’re ever feeling a crippling sense of self doubt, go back and read whatever your wrote three years ago. It’ll be a great laugh.

40. Just for once, finish what you started.

Happy writing, everyone!

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swallowpad:

America, do you have a phobia of philosophers or something? Because apparently the movie The Philosophers was renamed After the Dark for release in the US.

But anyway.

On the whole, the movie was adequately thought-provoking, though the ethereal locations, cinematography and soundtrack probably allowed the hypothetical looming apocalypses become a lot less stressful than it would otherwise be. The debate about the worth of a person, and the ways people can choose to face doom and how to rebuild a civilisation from the ashes is very interesting.

I would have liked the script to touch a bit more on who these students/people left to populate the earth are as human beings. I feel like we know hardly any of them, and Petra and James who we apparently spend most time with, both basically boil down to “sweet and cute”. I feel like, this script can’t realise that skills can be learnt, and human, if nothing, is capable of adapting. Yes, it’s nice to have people with the skills already, but if you’re going to left with an empty earth after an atomic apocalypse, your skills in today’s modern world will be pretty much dust IMO. In that situation, what matters is who the people left are. Are they going to be those capable of rebuilding a stable world, or are they going to turn the world into a post-apocalyptic dystopia a la Hunger Games/every other AU novel around right now? It touches this point, but doesn’t give it.

But let’s talking the ending. The movie, up until the end, was good. Not brilliant, but reasonably praise-worthy. And then we get the ending with the affair between Petra and the teacher. For me, the entire premise of the movie falls apart with the last 10 minutes, when it became clear the teacher didn’t give a rat’s ass about the thought-experiment, and did everything in his power to manipulate the discussion to very pettily punish Petra and James.

(I don’t believe he would ever really fail Petra the class, since if it’s the last day of school, even if he could change her grade, I’d like him to explain to the rest of faculty how she went from an A+ to an F in one day. And if they’re at an international school, chances are they’d be doing some international curriculum which would have been externally assessed and completed by that time so I doubt her university place was that threatened. I’m slightly disappointed they’re not doing the International Baccalaureate because the IB does have a compulsory course called Theory of Knowledge, where, among other things, you do discuss questions like whether you should kill one person to save five. But probably questions of legality came up. And I digress.)

They totally could have left out the back-story with Petra and the teacher, and still keep in his manipulations. In many ways, that would suit the “philosophical” edge the movie much better. I’m all for the teacher – consciously or otherwise – playing the wildcard devil (not even devil’s advocate) in this situation, and deliberately throwing a wrench in the wheel. Because for all that we can sit and theorise about whether it is ethical/altruism to throw one person before a train to save five, in a real crisis, it’s rarely even that neat. Even when you have to eliminate 10 people to save another 10 people, even if your only goal was cold survival, there could still be people like the persona the teacher was playing throughout the whole movie. A complete arsehole who is a necessary evil, or one you just can’t get rid of.

I have to say though, the very end with the teacher killing himself (at least that’s what I got from those last few scenes) was just…weird. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to do for the rest of the story. All throughout, it’s obvious he was obsessed with survival for the sake of it, and guns and death, but…what on earth just happened? I’m convinced he either has some terminal illness which is why he keeps clinging to the idea of survival, and somehow Petra is a metaphorical representation of that, being youthful and alive and having a whole bright future in front of her, or that he has some serious mental illness. If the latter, it came even more out of the blue than the affair and is even more baffling. Because it was never hinted upon in the whole movie, the existence of it in the end did nothing to rest of the movie, it was just…there.  Or am I missing some really obvious point?

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nutty-themes:


Foodie’s Feed / Death to the Stock / Jay Mantri / Little Visuals Picjumbo / New Old Stock / Refe / Unsplash / Gratisography

I get quite a few questions about where I find my stock images that are used in live previews so here’s a list of my favourite (all can be found on the resources page). Most of these are free to use on personal and commercial projects but double check the licenses before use.

nutty-themes:

Foodie’s Feed / Death to the Stock / Jay Mantri / Little Visuals
Picjumbo / New Old Stock / Refe / Unsplash / Gratisography

I get quite a few questions about where I find my stock images that are used in live previews so here’s a list of my favourite (all can be found on the resources page). Most of these are free to use on personal and commercial projects but double check the licenses before use.

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liveanotherslife:

So, this is a masterpost with references and links I found myself AND from other usefull masterposts on writing. I will add credit to the people whose masterposts I took from, so people will know their hard work (because it fucking is). So, this is liveanotherslifes combined writing masterpost anno 2014. :D (that took 5 hours to make so you better reblog)

Feel free to add anything, and message me if you see any mistakes or broken links. 

CREDITS:

alliaofrph
Reference for writers
boofrp
herhmione
thelastrplord
ruthlesscalculus
mylifehasbeentakenoverbygayhalp:

CHARACTER TRAITS/ROLES

JOBS/HOBBIES FOR YOUR CHARACTER


EMOTIONAL/SEXUALL ASSAULT/ABUSE

LOSS:

GENDERS

INJURIES:

Burns

On scars

Physical Injuries (23)

SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS

Asexuality:

  • AVEN- this site is run by and for asexuals, and is very educating.

Pansexuality:

Homosexuality:

 

 

BODY LANGUAGE:

DEATH:

HOW TO WRITE SUMMARIES:

Hook Me: Common Problems

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT / CHARACTERIZATION

DIALOGUE

PLOT / STRUCTURE / OUTLINING / CONFLICT

NAMES

COMBAT/TORTURE

DISEASES / DISORDERS / ILLNESSES / ADDICTION

 

ADDICTIONS / INFLUENCED CHARACTERS

 

DESCRIBE…

POINT OF VIEW

ACTUALLY WRITING / GRAMMAR / REVISION

TOOLS / SOFTWARE

EVERYTHING ABOUT SMUT/SEX

Regular guides on How To Smut:

For Virgins:

Helpful Blogs:

Words/Phrases/Language for smut

Gay/Lesbian:

Advice and tips on smut:

Blowjobs:

Kisses:

Others:

Kinks & Fetishes

CREATIVITY BOOSTERS* denotes prompts

KNOCK YOURSELF OUT

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