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Things you prob didn’t know about Zabraks

roksik-swtor:

Soo, remember that gorgeous post on Zabraks’s physiology?

I found a much better article on them. There is everything, history, traits, culture, traditions, zabraks in SWTOR… Sadly, it’s in French. Luckily, I know French. So, don’t miss the opportunity to see a Russian girl translating a French article to English. Well, at least the most crucial points that weren’t brought up in the first post. Still, there’s some very interesting information…

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yamisnuffles:

Padawan of my heart.



bamfbugboy is an amazing writer, a great friend and all around nice person.  Her intense storytelling skills and compelling characters really made me see swtor from a new different angle and made me want to develop my own legacy more.


What is this I can’t even

bamfbugboy is an amazing writer, a great friend and all around nice person.  Her intense storytelling skills and compelling characters really made me see swtor from a new different angle and made me want to develop my own legacy more.

What is this I can’t even


kabeone:

A speedpaint warmup playing with a different brush.  It’s the big ole square from this brush set and it feels like drawing with a brick.  

kabeone:

A speedpaint warmup playing with a different brush.  It’s the big ole square from this brush set and it feels like drawing with a brick.  

posted 1 day ago via kabeone with 64 notes

What was of your mind in that frozen moment between life and death?


emmaz0n:

a collection of not all my tenrose art but a lot of it

since it seems to be so popular with you guys


emmaz0n:

a collection of not all my tenrose art but a lot of it

since it seems to be so popular with you guys


phe-nomenal:

Naeem Khan Fall 2014 RTW

phe-nomenal:

Naeem Khan Fall 2014 RTW


Alright.

kickassfanfic:

tehjai:

wiwaxiasunglasses:

writeworld:

Instead of whispered, consider:

  • murmured
  • mumbled
  • muttered
  • breathed
  • sighed
  • hissed
  • mouthed
  • uttered
  • intoned
  • susurrated
  • purred
  • said in an undertone
  • gasped
  • hinted
  • said low
  • said into someone’s ear
  • said softly
  • said under one’s breath
  • said in hushed tones
  • insinuated

These posts make me unreasonably cranky. So cranky, in fact, that every time a new one of these goddamn things crosses my dash, I’m just going to dissect them. Both for the edification of newer writers and because fuck these lists.

As mentioned in previous posts: These are not synonyms for whispered. You can’t use them interchangeably. Let’s go through them.

"Well," she whispered, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking in a voice so low it’s become words made of breath, probably because she doesn’t want to be heard.

"Well," she murmured, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is saying this very quietly, but above a whisper. She may be talking to herself.

"Well," she mumbled, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking under her breath in low enough tones that her words may sound unclear or slurred. Also very possibly talking to herself.

"Well," she muttered, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is speaking lowly, but more clearly than a mumble. She sounds angry, irritated, or dully frustrated.

"Well," she breathed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Breathing words may mean relief, exasperation, or exhaustion, and sound half like a sigh. Oh, look—

"Well," she sighed, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The character is almost certainly not happy. She’s speaking in a tired, heavy breath.

"Well," she hissed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character’s words are coming out in low, very sharp breaths. She sounds angry, irritated, or maybe just in an intense moment.

"Well," she mouthed, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character is using the barest hint of her voice, if any at all. Her lips are silently forming the syllables.

"Well," she uttered, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

Using uttered in this particular type of descriptive sense actually just sounds awkward. That said, ‘utter’ sounds like a word that implies speech in low yet strong and loud tones, well-enunciated, like someone preaching.

"Well," she intoned, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The tone of her voice is dull and flat, with little variance in pitch. She is saying this without much emotion (intentionally or not).

Fuck “susurrated”.

"Well," she purred, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The manner she’s speaking in is silky, smooth, and particularly pleased; quite possibly smug. In this particular example, this implies she probably does have a choice about [whatever it is] and is being facetious.

"Well," she said in an undertone, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This is bad, because an undertone is something that needs describing. That’s like saying “her dress was a color”.

"Well," she gasped, “I suppose I haven’t got a choice.”

The character is speaking in a sharp intake of breath, probably brought on by surprise or shock. She could also be short of breath, being strangled or something.

"Well," she hinted, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

The character has particular (duh) hint-hint tones in her voice as she speaks to someone. One can just imagine her leaning over closer to their ear.

"Well," she said low, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Her voice has dropped below normal pitch, but is above a whisper. There’s a certain amount of dullness in the tone, probably.

"Well," she said, into his ear, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This implies nothing about the actual voice, just that she’s literally speaking right into his ear (perhaps at normal volume, which would be painful). It doesn’t, on its own, carry any connotations of tone or emotion.

"Well," she said softly, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

I have a personal beef with the word “softly” on account of writers in a certain area of a certain MMO that use that word for fucking everything; speech, movement, touch, footsteps, because it helps to passively describe their character as delicate and pretty or something.

It’s a personal beef. There’s nothing really wrong with the word. Moving on.

Saying something softly implies not only a lowered pitch but a certain gentleness (or at least lack of weight) in tone.

"Well," she said under her breath, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

This is very like muttered, murmured, etc — it sounds (dur) breathier, and is more likely to imply a person talking to themselves.

"Well," she said in hushed tones, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Now you’re getting closer to an equal term for “whispered”; hushed tones could mean that, or half-whispered. It does imply a certain amount of whisperiness or breathiness. It also implies a deliberate attempt to be quiet.

"Well," she insinuated, "I suppose I haven’t got a choice."

Like with ‘uttered’, this feels grammatically weird in that it’s usually a thing a person describes another person as doing (“Greg didn’t say it, but he insinuated it!”), but whatever. It’s similar to hinting; it means you’re trying to imply or subtly convey something, but has nothing to do with actual whispers.

tl;dr Those words are all different, these lists are terrible writing advice and people need to stop pulling tangentially-related words from the thesaurus and saying they all mean the same thing.

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*shrug* There are options. It’s important to consider words carefully. Perhaps “whispered” isn’t the best word. Perhaps it is.

YES CONSIDER YOUR WORDS WISELY. DIFFERENT WORDS HAVE DIFFERENT CONNOTATIONS AND EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY BE SYNONYMS THEY HAVE THEIR OWN RESPECTIVE DEFINITIONS AND IMPLIED TONE.



This is easily the most creative fandom I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Seeing the amount of thought and care everyone puts into their art/stories/characters has been a huge inspiration.

This is easily the most creative fandom I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Seeing the amount of thought and care everyone puts into their art/stories/characters has been a huge inspiration.


worstjediever:


moisturefarmer writes amazing fics and every time they come back from a break i get really excited because they interweave plot and nsfw stuff in a really well-executed manner.

midlife crisis changed my damn life (in the context of how i look at characters in game and how I treat them in my own headcanon)

worstjediever:

moisturefarmer writes amazing fics and every time they come back from a break i get really excited because they interweave plot and nsfw stuff in a really well-executed manner.

midlife crisis changed my damn life (in the context of how i look at characters in game and how I treat them in my own headcanon)


emmaz0n:

a collection of not all my tenrose art but a lot of it

since it seems to be so popular with you guys


kingslyers:

doctor who meme | nine scenes [2/9]
nine and the dalek in “dalek”

posted 2 days ago via qeilla · © kingslyers with 4,339 notes

krook:

innocent looking girls that are secretly kinky as fuck are girls worth living for

posted 2 days ago via shamewalsh · © krook with 56,897 notes