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thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.

  • Steampunk
    Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
  • Dieselpunk
    1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
  • Decopunk
    A cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
  • Clockpunk
    Covers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
  • Atompunk
    Cold War era, ie: the Space Race
  • Teslapunk
    Derivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
  • Splatterpunk
    Explicit horror and gore
  • Biopunk
    Biotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
  • Nanopunk
    Nanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
  • Cyberpunk
    The granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 

Others not included in the infographic

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.

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Anonymous inquired:

Is there any chance of the MI6 rp ever being revamped/reopened?
Maybe? Possibly? Hopefully? 
To be honest, lil anon, I have no idea. Both Evee and I are busy with real life and I know that she’s admin-ing a lot of things right now. I’ll have to talk to her about it. 
That RP stagnated, and I think we really need to talk about plot points and potential ideas to keep it going. Spy RPs are always hard to do due to plot elements. 
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How do you write a mentor character so that they're wise and intelligent but still humanly realistic in terms of flaws and weaknesses?

clevergirlhelps:

I’ve often found most character weaknesses come from the strengths the character already has. To that end, let’s look at strengths a mentor character usually has:

  • Wisdom. The mentor character is supposed to be wiser, if not smarter, than their student. Wisdom or intelligence comes with a number of flaws. The mentor could be arrogant in their intelligence or their wisdom could be difficult to understand. The mentor’s maturity could turn into patronization and condescension. 
  • Experience. Mentor characters have had time to go everywhere, do anything, and learn everything. They have experience, except now they’re older and they aren’t as sharp or flexible as they were in their golden years. The mentor could have the usual problems of an old person, and personality issues associated with those problems: self-hate because they aren’t at their best and jealousy because some people are at their best.
  • Pride. The mentor becomes a parent figure for their student. The mentor could take too much pride in their student and believe their student is invincible - and that’s dangerous for a number of reasons. The student might stop trusting their mentor, who puts them in dangerous situations.

Some other traits:

  • Short-tempered. I think it’s because most mentors tend to be older, but nearly all of them are irascible. You can make this into an anger issue or just something that causes friction between the mentor and others.
  • Reticent. Mentors like to keep things hidden until the plot demands it’s time for the protagonist to know. People/the student might not trust the mentor because they have so many secrets. 
  • Born in a different time/place. Again with the age, but mentors tend to come from places and eras different than where the protagonist comes from. The age/location gap could cause friction or the mentor could have some beliefs that translate into flaws when dealing with the protagonist.
  • Doubt. The student is inept at the beginning of their training. If their training progresses and they’re still inept, the mentor might feel doubt about their abilities to teach and/or their student’s ability to learn/become the Chosen One.

To shake things up, you might want to change the mentor’s past, disposition, or life. This will create more flaws and such. Here are some suggestions:

  • The mentor is the same or similar in age to their student (NO ROMANCE)
  • The mentor was never formally schooled in anything and sometimes makes things up to appear smart
  • The mentor has a family/other pressing responsibilities they’re juggling in addition to mentoring the hero
  • The mentor has multiple students
  • The Chosen One could be the mentor or their student, but no one knows yet - the mentor takes the student under their wing just in case the inexperienced student is The One
  • The mentor and the student really don’t get along and part ways a number of times

i don’t like you very much right now

Sorry not sorry. :P he smelled so nice. 

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I can’t stop giggling at that photo. It’s just so funny. Cardboard. Person. Cardboard. Person. 

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I was going through some old photos and…

MATURITY.

Hashtag hilarity.

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i —— foreword

Fairly recently I realized that a lot of writers and US citizens alike don’t really know and fully understand their rights when being arrested/interrogated.  This is mostly a writing guide but if you’re a US citizen this stuff is just useful to know.  Basically, the police won’t tell you most of your rights aside from what you know — but they don’t even explain those.  I hope this helps. 

ii —— being arrested

If you are not served with a warrant, the police can not arrest you.  They can say they have one, but unless they show it to you, you don’t have to cooperate with them.  Upon being arrested, you will be read your rights.

        “You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say
          or do can be held against you in the court of law.  You
          have the right to an attorney, if you can not afford one
          you will be provided one without any cost to you.”

Every so often the police officers fail to say this to the suspect before the questioning session and usually that results in negative consequences for the officers involved.  What they don’t tell you is that you are allowed to have an attorney present before and during your questioning.  They also don’t tell you that what you don’t say and do can be held against you.  An example of this is, say you’re being accused of murder.  If you sit there expressionless and stoic while they’re telling you that you killed your mother its gonna seem suspicious and they can use that in their favor.  Now, in that same respect if you sit there sweating and vehemently denying it — they can use that against you as well.

Alright, they also don’t tell you that you can accidentally forfeit your ‘right to remain silent’ (fifth amendment right).  If you say “I didn’t kill my mother.” you just gave up your right to remain silent.  They will likely try to provoke you to say something like this that will make you give up this right.  That’s why you want a lawyer present during and before your questioning.

iii —— interrogation techniques

There are a lot so I’ll only be outlining a few major things.  Additionally, this guide is only applicable to lawful interrogations of arrested individuals that are US citizens and do not fall under the “terrorist" category, because military interrogations are quite a bit different.  I might touch on that later.

The room is set up strategically.  In almost every interrogation room, there is a table, two chairs, and a mirror/one way glass.  The suspect sits on one side of the table, a police officer on the other, and the interrogator stands.  The sitting police officer serves to corroborate and support the other police officer, or participate in the good cop/bad cop facade.  The one sitting will usually pretend to be more friendly and try to feed you the age old lie “if you just tell the truth it won’t be as bad”.

The sitting cop will also look for microexpressions and pay attention to body language while the standing cop will generally pace around and give off aggressive vibes to intimidate you, the suspect.

On rare occasions, you can be questioned without being served a warrant.  During these times, you have not been read your rights most likely and you do not have to cooperate.  Sometimes its in your best interest, other times its not.  Either way you don’t have to stay.  On other occasions they are allowed to detain you for up to 12 hours but that is exceptionally rare.

The police officers questioning you will try to make you trip up on your own story.  They do this mainly by trying to speed up the process so you have less time to think and process — the aggressive body language comes into play here.  If you feel threatened you’re more likely to stutter and stumble around than if you have a clear mind.

If they’re having a difficult time getting you to start talking, they’ll ask you harmless questions — questions usually about your family members, your birthday, etc.  These are always things they know already but it gets the metaphorical ball rolling.  Along with that, they can establish a baseline of what your body language is when you’re telling the truth so they know when you’re lying.

iv —— "enhanced interrogation" techniques

As far as the less lawful interrogations go, just keep in mind that all pain would have to start at a minimal level and incrementally increase in intensity to be effective.  You also have to factor in disorientation due to pain and possibly blood loss.  At a certain point in time, your subject will realize they are going to die and there is no going back and they will stop caring.  If they think it could possibly stop, you can get information out of them.  There always has to be the possibility of getting out of it alive.  Or you could also kidnap someone close to them and hurt them in front of your subject if that works.

The most commonly known about method is waterboarding, but its not the most widely used.  The mechanics are basic, actually.  Some sort of material is wrapped over the subject’s head — like a thick canvas material, or plastic — and water is poured over it.  Essentially they feel like their drowning but you are just asphyxiating them.  Its more mental torture than anything else.

Sometimes hypothermia is used, and that is basically just taking the subject’s clothing and putting them in a room about 50* F.  Then every couple of minutes the subject is doused in cold water.

A very common technique is to shake the subject and that is fairly self explanatory, I believe.  Not enough to hurt them, just enough to instill fear that you will.  An open handed slap to the face or abdomen is also used.  Punching is usually not employed by the government because it harms the prisoner, but if you’re talking about another country or a rogue operative, maybe a drug dealer — who knows.

Sometimes it is as simple as making the subject stand in one place in the same position for hours.  It causes intense strain on the muscles and is usually quite effective.

v —— end thoughts

I could have gotten a lot more in depth on a lot of this but I felt I covered it enough to give a general idea.  I do hope this helps people write these sort of things more accurately, or maybe even if they get into a scuttle with law enforcement (which I hope does not happen).  If you have any questions, comments, or anything additional that I should add, don’t hesitate to contact me.

awwmikey:

a strong female character is one who is defined by her own characteristics, history and personality, and not solely by the actions or needs of other characters. she is a person in the story, not a prop. x

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slytherin + house traits

brandyalexanders:

Sherlementary AU: The Women

In which Jamie Moriarty shares more than just an identity with Irene Adler.


Hi I was reading your serial killer characteristic thingy when I saw you are reading Cat's Cradle. I found myself absolutely adoring Slaughterhouse-Five. Would you say that they are similar? I have not had the chance to read any of his other books, unfortunately, and I'm not sure where to start.

Unfortunately, I have not yet read Slaughterhouse-Five. This is my first and only Vonnegut and I’m really enjoying it so far. I would say that it’s definitely a good read. It’s pretty short too so even if you don’t like, it wouldn’t take too much of your time! :) 

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Xiao Wen Ju photographed by Solve Sundsbo for i-D Magazine Summer 2013

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Anonymous inquired:

Hello, I need some suggestions for two older brothers for Gabriella Wilde, one 20ish and the other 30ish. Thank you so much.

Thanks to rphelper’s amazing fc directory, I was able to help you.

I would suggest for the 20ish brother:

  • Armie Hammer
  • Chace Crawford
  • Charlie Crawfer
  • Douglas Booth
  • Freddie Stroma
  • Garett Hedlund
  • Gaspard Ulliel
  • Jake Abel
  • Jamie Campbell Bower
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Sam Claflin

For the 30ish brother:

  • Arthur Darvill
  • Boyd Holbrook
  • Charlie Hunnam
  • Hugh Dancy
  • Jesse Spencer
  • Ryan Gosling

Hope that helps!

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