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I'm 18 years old that's thinking of taking some form of art as a career.

I like (in no order)

SRMTHFG! (Super robot monkey team hyper force go!)

TMNT (the 2k3)

Attack on Titian

Wander Over Yonder


(I'll add more later)

(ask blog for my Wander over
Yonder ocs) SFW/NSFW-ish



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*presses the button* *worships the button* *becomes the button*

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  • shrek one: BEST
  • shrek two: the funniest movie i have ever seen. literally one of the funniest comedies of all time. incredible pacing and dialogue. reference jokes that were actually funny. surreal world that was so modern fantasy it actually worked. rocking score. awesome scene set to "i need a hero" being sung by the villain unironically and completely played straight. a bar of villains. just overall the best concepts ever.
  • shrek three: bad
  • shrek four: bad


60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient.


Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines.

  1. Litscene: Use this search engine to search through thousands of writers and literary projects, and add your own as well.
  2. Get a boost in your creativity with some assistance from this site.
  3. PoeWar: Whether you need help with your career or your writing, this site is full of great searchable articles.
  4. Publisher’s Catalogues: Try out this site to search through the catalogs and names of thousands of publishers.
  5. Edit Red: Through this site you can showcase your own work and search through work by others, as well as find helpful FAQ’s on writing.
  6. Writersdock: Search through this site for help with your writing, find jobs and join other writers in discussions.
  7. PoetrySoup: If you want to find some inspirational poetry, this site is a great resource.
  8. Here, you can search through a wide range of self-published books.
  9. One Stop Write Shop: Use this tool to search through the writings of hundreds of other amateur writers.
  10. Writer’s Cafe: Check out this online writer’s forum to find and share creative works.
  11. Literary Marketplace: Need to know something about the publishing industry? Use this search tool to find the information you need now.


These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process.

  1. WriteSearch: This search engine focuses exclusively on sites devoted to reading and writing to deliver its results.
  2. The Burry Man Writers Center: Find a wealth of writing resources on this searchable site.
  3. This fully-featured site makes it possible to find information both fun and serious about the craft of writing.
  4. Purdue OWL: Need a little instruction on your writing? This tool from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN can help.
  5. Writing Forums: Search through these writing forums to find answers to your writing issues.


Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap.

  1. Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.
  2. WorldCat: If you need a book from the library, try out this tool. It’ll search and find the closest location.
  3. Scirus: Find great scientific articles and publications through this search engine.
  4. OpenLibrary: If you don’t have time to run to a brick-and-mortar library, this online tool can still help you find books you can use.
  5. Online Journals Search Engine: Try out this search engine to find free online journal articles.
  6. All Academic: This search engine focuses on returning highly academic, reliable resources.
  7. LOC Ask a Librarian: Search through the questions on this site to find helpful answers about the holdings at the Library of Congress.
  8. This search engine can help you find basic encyclopedia articles.
  9. Clusty: If you’re searching for a topic to write on, this search engine with clustered results can help get your creative juices flowing.
  10. Intute: Here you’ll find a British search engine that delivers carefully chosen results from academia.
  11. AllExperts: Have a question? Ask the experts on this site or search through the existing answers.


Need to look up a quote or a fact? These search tools make it simple.

  1. Writer’s Web Search Engine: This search engine is a great place to find reference information on how to write well.
  2. Bloomsbury Magazine Research Centre: You’ll find numerous resources on publications, authors and more through this search engine.
  3. Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus: Make sure you’re using words correctly and can come up with alternatives with the help of this tool.
  4. Find all the reference material you could ever need through this search engine.
  5. If you need a quote, try searching for one by topic or by author on this site.
  6. Literary Encyclopedia: Look up any famous book or author in this search tool.
  7. Acronym Finder: Not sure what a particular acronym means? Look it up here.
  8. Bartleby: Through Bartleby, you can find a wide range of quotes from famous thinkers, writers and celebrities.
  9. Just about anything and everything you could want to look up is found on this site.
  10. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Find all the great philosophers you could want to reference in this online tool.

Niche Writers

If you’re focusing on writing in a particular niche, these tools can be a big help.

  1. PubGene: Those working in sci-fi or medical writing will appreciate this database of genes, biological terms and organisms.
  2. GoPubMd: You’ll find all kinds of science and medical search results here.
  3. Jayde: Looking for a business? Try out this search tool.
  4. Zibb: No matter what kind of business you need to find out more about, this tool will find the information.
  5. TechWeb: Do a little tech research using this news site and search engine.
  6. Google Trends: Try out this tool to find out what people are talking about.
  7. Godchecker: Doing a little work on ancient gods and goddesses? This tool can help you make sure you have your information straight.
  8. Healia: Find a wide range of health topics and information by using this site.
  9. Sci-Fi Search: Those working on sci-fi can search through relevant sites to make sure their ideas are original.


Find your own work and inspirational tomes from others by using these search engines.

  1. Literature Classics: This search tool makes it easy to find the free and famous books you want to look through.
  2. InLibris: This search engine provides one of the largest directories of literary resources on the web.
  3. SHARP Web: Using this tool, you can search through the information on the history of reading and publishing.
  4. AllReaders: See what kind of reviews books you admire got with this search engine.
  5. BookFinder: No matter what book you’re looking for you’re bound to find it here.
  6. ReadPrint: Search through this site for access to thousands of free books.
  7. Google Book Search: Search through the content of thousands upon thousands of books here, some of which is free to use.
  8. Indie Store Finder: If you want to support the little guy, this tool makes it simple to find an independent bookseller in your neck of the woods.


For web writing, these tools can be a big help.

  1. Technorati: This site makes it possible to search through millions of blogs for both larger topics and individual posts.
  2. Google Blog Search: Using this specialized Google search engine, you can search through the content of blogs all over the web.
  3. Domain Search: Looking for a place to start your own blog? This search tool will let you know what’s out there.
  4. OpinMind: Try out this blog search tool to find opinion focused blogs.
  5. IceRocket: Here you’ll find a real-time blog search engine so you’ll get the latest news and posts out there.
  6. PubSub: This search tool scours sites like Twitter and Friendfeed to find the topics people are talking about most every day.

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This is a post about adopting children: how to adopt foreign and domestically, how children can be put up for adoption, and what children are eligible for adoption.

This post only applies to people adopting from the United States. My main source was, which is an invaluable resource if you want to know more about adoption in the US. I strongly encourage you to poke around the site itself.

I am not a lawyer or an expert in adoption. If you have any further questions, I suggest doing your own research or finding someone with a stronger legal background or someone who has experience with the adoption system.

Please contact if you have anything to add or correct.

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he gets up all excited the last time like YEAH I’M GONNA SPEAK YEAH WATCH THIS


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I did a little tutorial on how I draw big, wavy hair. This is a personal style guide, so it has things I myself try not to draw and isn’t trying to bash other styles! but in general I’ve found that it helps to have a steady, light hand when drawing things that swoop and curl: the more control you have the better

and the two biggest inspirations over the years have been alphonse mucha and CLAMP

if you need anything clarified/questions totally feel free to ask :>

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do you guys ever think that alex hirsch looks at himself in the mirror at night with a worrying sigh
but why do they want to fuck the triangle he wonders where did i go wrong

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RWBY girls hair appreciation ♥

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hey! it’s my atl cover for Jake's comic Teen Dog

ideal teen life 


One of my favorite genres is horror. I haven’t written a horror novel yet, but I love reading them and I love anything that has to do with horror films. And now it’s almost that time of year to get completely overwhelmed by the horror genre. Hopefully this beginner’s guide will help out.

“The three types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it’s when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it’s when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there …” — Stephen King

The key to writing good horror is learning how to create tension and suspense. These two terms go hand in hand with writing horror. Here’s a little big about each of these terms:

Tension creates the feeling you get when you know something bad is going to happen. If you put in the right details, your readers will feel tense when they read your story. They’ll anticipate something awful happening and will be unsure of when it will actually happen. Tension is mental or emotional strain in a story.

Suspense is a state of feeling excited or anxious and having uncertainty about what’s going to happen next. Tension creates suspense and they go hand in hand. Suspense is created when the audience is on edge and wants to know what the outcome of certain situations will be. A cliffhanger at the end of a chapter, for example, will build suspense. You’ll need to build suspense if you want your story to stay exciting.

While most stories have suspense and tension, the horror genre depends on these elements to be successful. A story becomes frightening when the audience feels anxious. Fear can be at the heart of every story if you look deep enough, so horror stories thrive on basic human emotions.

Here are a few more elements you should pay attention to for horror:

Likable Characters

One of the biggest flaws of horror stories are the lack of likable and relatable characters. Some writers feel that it’s easier to watch unsavory characters die, but I think that’s a mistake. Your audience won’t feel anything when a character is killed off if they don’t form a relationship with your characters first. I think Saw works, for example, because we’re able to see typically “bad” characters in a sympathetic light. Try to build sympathy for your characters and humanize them in a way your audience will understand. I’m not saying your main character should be a nun in order to gain sympathy, but there should be something about them that your readers can relate to.


You cannot write horror without considering atmosphere. You need to know where your story is taking place and how those locations will help you build your story and create tension and suspense. Even ordinary locations can create an unsettling feeling if you use them right. Consider your story’s environment and focus on the feel of your novel. Feeling is very important in horror. Use your five senses.

Slow Pacing

Timing is essential in horror novels. This is when it’s perfectly acceptable, even encouraged, to slow down the pacing and let your readers simmer in uncertainty. A story becomes scarier if you have to wait to find out what happens and when you reveal information is of utmost important. Take your time with the build-up and your story will drastically improve by taking those simple steps. Wait!

Don’t Forget to Learn About Horror Cliches!

I sure I don’t need to tell you that the horror genre is riddled with cliches. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. How you use them will determine if your story is successful or not. Here are a few to watch out for:

The Main Character is “Crazy” your character suffers from some sort of illness that makes them believe everything is happening to them, but they’re actually the villain. Not only is this insensitive to people who are suffering from said illnesses, but it’s been done to death. If that’s your twist, your readers will figure it out in a second and feel disappointed that they wasted their time.

The Main Character is Dead this was a great twist back in the 90s, but now it’s feeling dated. This is usually the second thing your readers will guess in terms of twists, so it won’t surprise anyone. If there’s a way you feel you can reinvent the cliche, then go for it.

This House is Super Cheap! How many times have we read a horror book or film where the house someone buys is super cheap because someone died in it and they’re like “I’m sure it’ll be fine”. I love the haunted house angle, but there should be a reason why those people need to live in that house. Take the time to figure out a plausible reason. Poltergeist is a great example of making it work.

Senseless Violence blood and guts are synonymous with horror, but they don’t do much to build tension and suspense. There’s also the no-motive cliche where the villain has no reason for doing what they’re doing. These ideas can work, and have worked, but there should be more to your story. Figure out what gives your story some depth.

Some cliches are the product of lazy writing, so take the opportunity when you can to step away from these story lines. Like I said, they can work, but you need to put your own twist on it. Reimagine cliches and make them feel fresh. Ultimately, do what works best for your story.

-Kris Noel

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oh yeah I doodled a 12 year-old having an existential crisis at lunchtime because I’m a working professional

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