This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.
The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.
For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:
Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”
I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.
On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.
I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.
Okay but consider this: mermaids in space
Space mermaids? As in: alien mermaids that live in the vacuum of space and swim between the stars? A setting that uses the analogy of deep space as the open ocean but keeps all the sea monsters? DO WANT!!
Luring astronauts into black holes with a song that carries across the void where no one can hear you scream
Not audible song, though—maybe they sing in frequencies that ship’s sensors pick up—as distress beacons, as spaceports, as fleets. They would have to be huge, to travel between stars, massive space-black bodes with biolumescent patterns, photosynthesizing pure starlight into fuel, too enormous and frail to hold up in the atmosphere of a world. Fins that catch solar radiation instead of water, schools of them slingshotting between stars. Eggs laid in the tails of comets that warm and hatch as they rocket around suns. Voices that are heard in the slow radio pulses of quasars; language of half-light. Homes in the shelters of nebulae, like clownfish and sea anemone. They gather together star-stuff, shape solar systems like we build houses. Maybe, like certain breeds of lobsters, they never stop growing, so there are a few really ancient ones, star-eaters, curled up and sleeping in the warm glow of red suns, layered over with a crust of asteroids; so big passing ships assume they are young worlds, the slow thrum of their heartbeats like the pulsing of a binary system. Mermaids so large a fleet of ships is little more than krill; the universe is vast, and they live in the darkness between tiny islands of light.
Over a half a year ago I signed up for Jadefest and didn’t give myself enough time to finish my original comic. SO, 6 MONTHS LATER I FINALLY DECIDED TO COMPLETE IT.
A million thanks to my my recipient, AffectionateTea for their patience!
If you’re having a difficult time reading it here, check it out on AO3.
I was sad so I drew a tiny calliope
These will come in handy, thanks Daniel !
He’s got another sheet on his tumblr you might also want :)
Grimdark Rose doodle-ish thing, aw yeah
Umm, so I’ve been losing a lot of followers lately…? Do you think I can have a promotion? ÓvÒ
I just really like the concept of magical girls it’s like
Here, have a sparkly beautiful dress and jewelry and poofy sleeves and cute shoes and a magic wand or sword or bow that has jewels and roses all over it how sweet
Now go and bathe in the blood of your enemies
It’s just adorable.
I need to stop posting previews but I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL AND I WAS REALLY PROUD OF THESE SHOTS OKAY DON’T LOOK AT ME
These are shots 39 and 40 of After Us, I think? Either that or 38 and 39. Only ten more in the first third, gonna start on rough animation for Mindfang’s bit soon, and there’ll be even more camera shenanigans in that one so this is good practice.
WALKMAN ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY.
FINISHED PART TWO TODAY and it’s a bit early to get hype but I think everyone should anyway. uvu So I put together all the gifs I’ve posted so far plus one extra as a treat.
Previously: The Signless’s Story
Next up: The Summoner’s Story
瞬間連写アクションポーズ 立ち回り・スタント・アクロバット: Real Action Pose Collection
A beautiful reference book. I bought mine from Kinokinuya when I was living in California.
They have published three books so far, the 2nd one is focusing on sword action and the third one has a female as the main fighter. I own the swords one and will be looking for the third book at SDCC.
happy 413 everyone!!! :3c these were fun and this is also the fastest ive ever made anything in the sticker set style haha