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This youtuber explores abandoned mines. He states that the Horton mine located in Nevada was one of his creepiest experiences. As he ventures further down the tunnel he feels the presence of something negative & unwordly. He sees one of the chains swinging by itself. Just one chain, none of the others are moving. The chain’s movement is pretty irregular also. The moment he said he didn’t feel comfortable in there the chain started to be yanked slightly harder to the right as if indicating excitement. Most take this video as a legit paranormal file. (Video)
Beautiful Chemistry, a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and China’s University of Science and Technology, presents this mesmerizing high-speed macro footage of eight chemical reactions – the best thing since Edward Youmans’ beautiful Victorian diagrams of how chemistry works.
(via the always excellent The Kid Should See This)
New Writing Contest! If this looks familiar, that’s because it is. The One Sentence story competitions are back! We’ve simplified the rules and changed a few things around to improve the format and accommodate a larger audience, and we’re excited to see what you can come up with. The genre theme for this contest is: Horror.
One Sentence One Story
When you’re an authorial superstar, maybe you can throw sentences out with natural flair and have every word mean something new and astounding. Writers who are still learning, however, have to be very aware. Casting aside the bloat of a story and laying bare the essential organs can be painful, but the end result is worth it. Nietzsche, author of Beyond Good and Evil and the Anti-Christ, wrote in Twilight of the Idols: “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” This Halloween season, we want you to try to do the same.
Tell us a story in a single sentence. The entry can be in any style, prose or poetic, but the piece should fall within the Horror genre or use themes and symbols closely associated with it.
Scary stories should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted here with the headline “[Your Title] by [Author] (Horror Contest)” by Midnight EST on October 30th. In order for us to send out fanmail about the contest and results, you must be following the blog to win. Under the cut are specific rules and prizes. Three random followers who reblog to promote the contest, regardless of whether they entered or not, have the chance to win a prize. So, help us get the word out!
The Suburban Review (est. 2013), a literary journal published quarterly, is now reading for Volume 5. This issue’s theme is “Family.” Because the publisher is releasing this issue around the holidays, the editors want prose and poetry with a holiday influence or setting.
Writers are invited to write about their picture-perfect or dysfunction families
Bipolar disorder is a common and disabling psychiatric illness. It often misdiagnosed particularly in patients presenting with depressive episodes. Clinicians need to consider this diagnosis in all patients presenting with depressive symptoms since up to 20% of patients with unipolar depression will go on to develop a bipolar disorder. Even celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones have publicly spoken about having the illness so as to encourage others to seek help. The treatment of bipolar disorder can be challenging even though the treatment armamentarium is extensive particularly for manic and mixed episodes. Most patients will need a combination of medications along with adjunctive proven psychotherapies for optimal outcomes. Long term often lifelong maintenance treatment is indicated for most patients with this illness.
I recently got a question regarding multiple protagonists, so I wanted to address this in a blog post.
Some writing experts will tell you that having dual protagonists is a bad idea. Personally, I like writing stories with a single protagonist, but I try not to…
I believe that because titles cannot be copyrighted, you are fine to use titles of books or movies in your novel. Quotes or appearances of characters is not so fine. I provided a list at the bottom of various topics on copyright and trademark infringement that…
Anonymous said: I have very diverse open characters, but at least 75% of my taken characters are cishet white people. What do I do to change that?
First, it’s freaking awesome that you’re being diverse with your face claim and character choices. The fact that people may not be choosing to play them is a problem in the community and society, not just your roleplay, and there are several debatable reasons for it. Some may feel they don’t relate to certain characters if they aren’t the same race/gender/sexuality, some may be afraid they’ll screw it up or offend someone when attempting to write such characters. Even if it isn’t necessarily your fault that these characters remain open, I think I can offer a few general “do”s and “don’t”s for you to do as an admin to possibly help better your problem. Keep in mind I’m no expert on diversity, and consulting other resources would be wise.
- Do make them their own person aside from their race/sexuality/gender/disability/whatever. Make the character interesting and compelling, and make their bio focus on their personality, motivations, and interests rather than these particular aspects of them.
- Don’t perpetuate stereotypes. Google stereotypes and tropes for Indian people or asexuals or whoever you may be writing, and stay away from those when writing their bio.
- Do make these characters important parts to the progression of the plot. Make them heroes. Don’t fall into the trap of making them “token” or “sidekick” characters.
- Don’t completely ignore their marginalisation. It’s often an important aspect of their background/culture and to not include it in their bio would be unrealistic. That being said, don’t otherise. Just don’t ignore these factors completely. (see these posts: x, x)
- Do advertise the characters specifically. Make bio promo posts and queue them frequently on your promo blog. The more people that see them, hopefully and logically, more people will want to apply for them.
- Do mention your concerns on the main page in an admin note or similar post. Some people might be willing to change their face claim or reconsider their character’s sexuality to better the ratio.
- Do lead by example. Make the character you play a non-cishetwhite person with a disability.
About those other resources I mentioned:
- my diversity, sexuality, gender, and poc tags
- Creating a Safe Space in Your RP
- Researching LGBT+ for Character Building or General Knowledge
- writingwithcolor - great resource for writing POC
- mattwritesthings - awesome blog that often focuses on ableism/disabilities
- POC characters, sexuality, and transgender tags at thewritingcafe
- POC, sexuality, disorders/disabilities/diseases tags at fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment
- POC, sexuality&gender, and disabilities tags at referenceforwriters
- POC tag at thewritershelpers
- skin deep, sexuality, gender, and disability tags at writeworld
- white writers and representation tags at thetrolliestcritic
- poc, disability, gender, and multisexual tags at clevergirlhelps
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however he could not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
luxettenebris I thought I might leave this here for you.
TRYING TO BE COOL // narcissism only takes you so far homie
( a mix for a kid who’s not really that cool at all )
I’m On My Space Shit - Satellite High ☼ IDGAF - Watsky ☼ I’m Awesome - Spose ☼ Paper Planes - M.I.A. ☼ Rock the House - Gorillaz ☼ Daylight - Aesop Rock ☼ Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi ☼ New Prince - Childish Gambino ☼ You Oughta Know - Das Racist ☼ Beyond Any Doubt - s / s / s ☼ Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian ☼ Trying To Be Cool - Phoenix ☼ Delta - C2C ☼ Of the Night - Bastille ☼ Fire Eye’d Boy - Broken Social Scene
Anonymous said: Hi, I was wondering if you had any information and/or links on this site for the Urban Fantasy genre?
Urban Fantasy is a mash up of fantasy, horror, and paranormal, so look at this master post first.
To write an Urban Fantasy, you need to understand the difference between Urban Fantasy and Modern/Contemporary Fantasy. The former has grit, horror, and a bit of noir. The latter is just fantasy set in our modern world (like Harry Potter).
- Overplayed Urban Fantasy Cliches (2) (3) (4)
- Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Cliches
- So You Want to Write an Urban Fantasy
- 5 Tips for Creating an Urban Fantasy World
- Is My Book Urban Fantasy?
- The Best Advice For Your Urban Fantasy You’ll Ever Read
- What Do You Have Against Parents, Urban Fantasy Writers?
- Urban and Dark Fantasy