SUPERWHOLOCKED with Hiddles, Hobbits, and Daenerys
SUPERWHOLOCKED with Hiddles, Hobbits, and Daenerys

Let’s talk about murder.

superwhovian11:

*frantically slams button*

superwhovian11:

*frantically slams button*

thewritingcafe:



Anonymous asked you:
Do you have anything on religious sects?

Of what religion? It doesn’t matter anyway, since I don’t have anything on religious sects. However, I can give you some tips on creating a religious sect from a fictional religion or an existing one.
Part I: Creating a Religion
Part II: Religious Hierarchies
Part III: Pantheons, Deities, Mythologies, etc.
Part IV: Creating a Deity
BONUS: Ceremonies (birth, death, naming, sacrificing, rites of passage)
What is a Religious Sect?
The term “sect” has different connotations and different meanings based on religion, context, time period, and place, but a common use for the term “religious sect” is to describe a subgroup of a religion. Therefore, this post will use “sect” to mean “subgroup”. I’ll go into more details below the cut.
At this point, I have misspelled “sect” as “sext” seven times.
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thewritingcafe:

Anonymous asked you:

Do you have anything on religious sects?

Of what religion? It doesn’t matter anyway, since I don’t have anything on religious sects. However, I can give you some tips on creating a religious sect from a fictional religion or an existing one.

Part I: Creating a Religion

Part II: Religious Hierarchies

Part III: Pantheons, Deities, Mythologies, etc.

Part IV: Creating a Deity

BONUS: Ceremonies (birth, death, naming, sacrificing, rites of passage)

What is a Religious Sect?

The term “sect” has different connotations and different meanings based on religion, context, time period, and place, but a common use for the term “religious sect” is to describe a subgroup of a religion. Therefore, this post will use “sect” to mean “subgroup”. I’ll go into more details below the cut.

At this point, I have misspelled “sect” as “sext” seven times.

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How to Draw a Fantasy Map: Part 1

clevergirlhelps:

I ended up with a lot more information and pictures than I thought I would. Which is a good thing! But what was once going to be one or two posts is now three posts. This is Post 1: The Basics. Post 2 will cover starting a fantasy map and Post 3 will be about making that fantasy map ~fancy~. 

Let’s get started! Please excuse the poor quality of images. I only have a weak mortal phone as my camera. 

This is an image-heavy post.

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Q: A major concern in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones is power. Almost everybody – except maybe Daenerys, across the waters with her dragons – wields power badly.
George R.R. Martin: Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it's not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn't ask the question: What was Aragorn's tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren't gone – they're in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles? In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I've tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don't have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn't make you a wise king.
Myths, Creatures, and Folklore

thewritingcafe:

Want to create a religion for your fictional world? Here are some references and resources!

General:

Africa:

The Americas:

Asia:

Europe:

Middle East:

Oceania:

Creating a Fantasy Religion:

Some superstitions:

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All About Subplots
nudiemuse:

dollsahoy:

agentpaxieamor:

XKCD 4/18/2014

Mouse over text on the comic’s webpage: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

nudiemuse:

dollsahoy:

agentpaxieamor:

XKCD 4/18/2014

Mouse over text on the comic’s webpage: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

bankuei:

And this comic summarizes everything I was saying with the analogy people who see someone getting beat down in the street and the first and only reaction they’ve got is to run up on the victim and demand acknowledgment, they, too, are not beating the person, instead of stopping the assault.
Because that’s basically what happens every time some kyriarchy, micro/macro aggression goes down and someone points out that it’s wrong.

bankuei:

And this comic summarizes everything I was saying with the analogy people who see someone getting beat down in the street and the first and only reaction they’ve got is to run up on the victim and demand acknowledgment, they, too, are not beating the person, instead of stopping the assault.

Because that’s basically what happens every time some kyriarchy, micro/macro aggression goes down and someone points out that it’s wrong.

peaceofseoul:

Let me know if you have questions!!!

gradientlair:

fyblackwomenart:

Yellow Poppies by lancelotrichardson

This is beautiful. Love her expression. And the hat!

gradientlair:

fyblackwomenart:

Yellow Poppies by lancelotrichardson

This is beautiful. Love her expression. And the hat!

jollygreenstoner:

My daily learning…..no words

brownroundboi:

so-treu:

dudeimjarell:

thewritershelpers:

uberwench:

skokielibrary:

teen-stuff-at-the-library:

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles 

You’ll probably find this useful at some point.

Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?

Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H

ha

CITE ME AND OTHER TUMBLR USERS IF YOU USE US IN YOUR SCHOOL/ACADEMIA SHIT
I’M SO FORREAL
CITE. US.

Cite people in the margins! Trans, POC, immigrant, sick and disabled, women, youth, queer, black, indigenous, two- spirit, gender non-conforming, poor—- Nothing we say can or should be borrowed or stolen. We are resources & references to our lives & global praxis! Respect this.

brownroundboi:

so-treu:

dudeimjarell:

thewritershelpers:

uberwench:

skokielibrary:

teen-stuff-at-the-library:

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles

You’ll probably find this useful at some point.

Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?

Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H

ha

CITE ME AND OTHER TUMBLR USERS IF YOU USE US IN YOUR SCHOOL/ACADEMIA SHIT

I’M SO FORREAL

CITE. US.

Cite people in the margins! Trans, POC, immigrant, sick and disabled, women, youth, queer, black, indigenous, two- spirit, gender non-conforming, poor—- Nothing we say can or should be borrowed or stolen. We are resources & references to our lives & global praxis! Respect this.

amoosebouche:

I’ve been itching to share this for a while now. My last project was Cinderella, and since there’s already one version of Cinderella for Far Faria, I decided to do a Filipino version version just to mix it up. 

You can download the app to read it here!