The only couple needed in Brave.
Everyone stop what you’re doing and watch this video.
FANTASTICAL BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
This is for all the fangirls out there. This is for all the fanfiction writers who feel ashamed to tell people this significant part of your life. This is for me, who is scared to tell people I “roleplay” because that sounds more sexual than it needs to be.
I don’t think I can handle Jeremy Renner doing the bucket challenge…
But I will definitely reblog and use screencaps of Benedict doing it for this blog.
Nope. I’m always happy to promote short story writers! Unfortunately, I’m just a bit swamped with work right now to do anything as such. But if any one of my followers would love to take a looksies, please reblog, reply, or like! :D
The main purpose of satire is to criticize a certain concept, ideology, person, group or event through humor. This often involves characters or plotlines matted with the idea in question and the usage of irony, sarcasm, parody, analogy, hyperbole and general exaggeration in order to showcase its faults and hold them up to ridicule, which we are meant not only to laugh about, but reflect and eventually, hopefully, to desire and participate in the improvement of the issue in question.
All of this is what makes satire such a popular and influential genre and, at the same time, so difficult to write. Satire must be both subtle and clear or else the message it seeks to send will get lost in translation. A satire that fails to make the reader think has failed and, at worst, reinforced the harmful belief it proposed to criticize, even if imperceptibly. Sure, it is the reader’s (or viewer’s) responsibility to apply even the slightest bit of critical thinking, but it is the satire’s responsibility to make, even the casual reader, recognize that there is a problem. In the case of, for example, movies, a part of everybody watches movies viscerally and there is nothing wrong with that. A satire no matter its medium has to watch over for the tone it uses to get its point across.
So creators neither can nor should hide behind the excuse of “You just didn’t get it.”
Things to consider when writing satire are:
- 1) The audience,
- 2) The limits, because indeed, there are limits to writing satire, and
- 3) Context.
Satire: How to Disguise Your Criticism with Laughter ellaborates on the first two, while Hugh Holub explains the latter.
If a satirical article catches the reader by surprise, they might not get the humor.
Thus, in plying your satirical wit, make sure you target it in a context where the reader is looking for humor.
He provides further tips:
Second, vicious does not work. ”Trenchant” is a key word to remember. Sharp, vigorously effective. Words like “delightfully vicious”” is more the goal.
Third, obscenity detracts from good satire. The best satire is very literate.
Fourth, the more subtle and authoritative your satire is, the more effective it is. British humor is very understated, and absolutely funny as a result. American’s tend to be over the top. Appearing to be serious while in fact the content is not, works very well. The best satire mimics authoritative presentation so that at a glance it might appear to be real.
The best satire works in tandem with the level of the reader’s understanding of the subject or topic of the satire. If people care enough about a subject, they will be current on it and knowledgeable about it. Assume your reader is intelligent.
Fifth, the trick is to make sure the made-up farcical element is clear. […]
Sixth, one path to good satire is taking an existing trend or direction of a story, and keep going as far over the edge as you dare. The ultimate truth (and justification for seeing something as outrageous) is to follow the logical trend way out there and see where it takes you. A lot of satirical humor has erupted from the current economic bailout efforts […]
And here’s a list of resources that go in depth about the topic and revise it from a variety of angles.
- How to write Satire and be a satire writer
- How Not to Write Satire
- How to Write Satire About Current Events
- Satire Writing Tips
- How Not to Write Satire
- Writing: Tragedy, Irony, Satire Tutorial
- Being Xenophanes: How to Write Satire
- How To Write Satire
- Seven Golden Rules for the writing of Satire
- How to Write a Satire Essay
- How to Write a Satire Essay
- Writing Satire Is Harder Than You Think
Lastly, I will always advice that if you want to write something, you read and overall experience everything you can. Since we are talking about a style and a genre, you go and read and watch pieces that have successfully managed to be satirical. There are certain cues you can’t learn without being subjected to them.
Wikipedia offers a list of satirists and satires which you are free to browse. Find authors that interest you and go from there. Study what made them satirical.
- Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, “Cat’s Cradle”
- George Orwell: Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four
- Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange
- Joseph Heller: Catch 22
- Terry Prachett
- Frank Zappa
- Bill Watterson
And so forth. Even comedians (specially comedians) are known for their use of satire to both bring awareness to issues and entertain.
Some werewolf mythos I consider canon for this verse (but anything could be changed if you’re not into something in particular). I’m using my character Finn as an example through most of all of this, which you may feel free to use as a supplement of sorts to your own character or plot ideas, et al. I don’t mind. That’s what I want!
Disclaimer: I don’t know if this could be considered a guide or mythos meta, but it mostly came from me and my ideas (and ideas I’ve read before) and it’s not what’s usually seen of werewolves, so take that into account if you read this.
Also expect a few typos. They shall be fixed in a bit.
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leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:
The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
- only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
- of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
- 0% of protagonists are women of color
- 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
- 1% of protagonists are people with a disability
Baton down the hatches, it’s time to look at the political turmoil and economic wasteland that was the 1930s. There’s a huge focus on Fascism and Communism under the cut as I find the politics at the time interesting, though other aspects of life during the decade are also explored later on.
I’m so excited to announce that I have finally a team of people working on this project! So here they are: Elle (graphics extraordinaire), Flint (history researcher), and Mels (characters churner)! Everyone also works on everything else, but I do love giving titles. Make sure you meet everyone on our About the Admins page!
We’ve been really dedicating ourselves to organizing this roleplay as best as possible. We really appreciate your patience as we get everything up and running. As you might know, it’s quite hard to build a world overnight! But we have set up timelines! Everything and I mean everything, including our first batch bios will be all out and finished by AUGUST 17th! Applications will be accepted on AUGUST 18th! Between now and August 18th, you’re welcome to put in reservations for characters you would like to apply for off anon. The bios will start to be released over the next few days! We will accept the applications on AUGUST 22nd!
This is really exciting news folks! I can’t wait to get this RP going soon!
Lots of love,
From The Lion King to The Lord of the Rings, every great story features characters that experience sadness. Grief is a natural part of the human condition, and learning to write sadness believably is an integral part of developing a fleshed-out character. Like anger, which we discussed previously, sadness often falls prey to melodrama. A better understanding of sadness—its causes and symptoms—can help writers (like you) develop sadness in a character without resorting to unrealistic melodrama.
So, in today’s post, let’s talk about:
- What causes sadness
- Physical signs of sadness
- Internal sensations of sadness
- Mental responses to sadness
- Cues of long-term sadness
- Signs of suppressed sadness