I can never go back, I can’t. I just can’t, I can’t.
You know what I’d like to see? Whoever takes over Doctor Who next, when Moffat decides to release it from his greasy paws, should completely go back and DESTROY everything Moffat wrote. Like go back and change the Time War, write his companions into changing the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor’s important moments, helping to save them even though they never truly met them. Then I want someone to record Moffat’s reaction as he watches these episodes and see how angry he gets over his entire run being made for naught. Then he’ll know how the rest of us fucking feel about what he’s done to undermine Classic Who and RTD era Who.
^^ THIS EVERYTHING
Okay no. As anyone with even the most basic knowledge of Doctor Who can tell you, the Doctor is a character. He is also the main character - again, anyone with a brain would agree. Most main characters in any written work ever are dynamic characters. (Dynamic means they undergo a change, you can read about it here.)
Most changes involve learning. You have probably experienced this. Sometimes someone believes something, but then they learn something, and their beliefs change because of this new information. For example, when I was 4 I believed that Santa Claus was real. Then I learned that my parents bought presents and it was physically impossible for one man to deliver that many presents in just one night. So my belief changed, and I believed that my parents gave me my presents.
So if I stick with this example, which I will, to keep it simple for you all. Above is the equivalent of me at the age of 4. They believe that they can’t save Gallifrey, like I believed that Santa could exist. What we have in the 50th is learning. The Doctor finds out that he can in fact save Gallifrey. When he learns this, he saves it. In my example this would be equivalent to my saving my parents the hours in line spent to see the mall Santa, and asking them for my presents directly.
So if you would kindly stop using your posterior as a hat and learn about the beauty that is character development, that would be awesome.
Also stop trashing Moffat in regards to his treatment of Classic Who, he’s referenced and paid tribute to it more than RTD ever did. Also RTD disregarded Classic Who history, it’s happened for a long time before Moffat.
If you have naming conventions, then the best way would be to follow those…?
For example, I play an MMORPG called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. In the game, there is a race of characters called Lalafell and they have specific naming conventions depending on a) their gender and b) their clan. Therefore…
A male Dunesfolk Lalafell conforms to the pattern: AAB - CCB. A is the first sound, B the second, C the third. A and C are one syllable, and B is two syllables. Additionally, the A and C sounds can rhyme, but don’t have to.
Knowing these rules, we can make up all kinds of male Dunesfolk Lalafell names:
Kukumolo Babamolo, Shishiwara Lalawara, Tutuwazi Kikiwazi.
There is even an online, fan-made name generator, which uses the naming conventions of each race to create names.
I think making rules for names is the best way to start creating them and this is something I do for my own fantasy races, to make naming them much easier, ha ha!
Additionally, looking at a variety of names across our world is a good way to gain inspiration for creating your own naming conventions, and picking out names for your characters.
Followers (or Admins) if you wish to provide support, or know where to direct areeceylife to a group of writers who can help further, please feel free to say so with a reply/reblog…! Otherwise, see the resources below and good luck. :)
- Fantasy Names
- How the HELL do you come up with names for fictional species?
- Sci-fi/Alien Names Masterlist
- Name That Character: Top Ten Tips
- Character Names Masterlist
- Naming Your Characters
- Some Help on Picking Character Names
- Character Name Resources
- Random Name Generator (and another one, and another one)
- Fake Name Generator
- First Name Generator
- Surname Generator
- Name Smasher Generator
Other naming sites:
I hope this helps…!
nightvalesciences’ Carlos is ADORABLE.
they also recently asked about how does one draw hands and since it seems I’m unable to send an ask with a picture attached, I post it here.
How kami draw hands.
I think I’ve posted about this before, but I can never get over how amazing “Out of the Box” actually was. If you’re looking for a truly feminist children’s show, this is my #1 recommendation.
For starters, the two main characters (who are seen in the gif) are both from marginalised groups but are not stereotypes even a little bit. And as I recall, there was even an episode where they both shared their culture with the children is a positive light.
Secondly, the show is very anti-classist. The premise of the show is that the two main characters are taking care of the children after school until their parents get home from work. They do things such as arts and crafts, and rely heavily on cheap products that can usually be found around the home.
Thirdly, the show was pretty progressive when it came to gender roles and gender expression. As I recall, there was one episode in which the children wanted to do a play about a princess and a dragon. They decided to make puppets by drawing on lunch bags with markers. One of the children, who appeared to be a cis girl, declared that she wanted to be a strong and scary dragon. Another one of the children, who appeared to be a cis boy, declared that he wanted to be a beautiful princess. There was no shaming for this, and no talk about “proper gender roles”. Instead, the two main characters simply applauded the children for the creativity and helped them create their puppets.
I actually might watch all of the episode again one day (if I can find them) and create a full list of reasons why people should watch Out of the Box. But for now, I’ll just leave you with the episodes that I remember.
Crafting a Strong Character Voice || FINAL
Take an old scene that you’ve already written. Rewrite it.
Becoming a better writer means writing, and writing a lot, and it also often means writing with the clear intention of honing a particular skill. Once you’ve completed the past six exercises, that’s progress you’ve made that you wouldn’t have had otherwise.
So, apply it now. Take an old scene, or take a scene that you haven’t written yet but had intended to. Write it now that you’ve strengthened your tools of character voice. One of the best markers of progress is to look back at old writing and cringe. Sure, you might have a line or two that you still really love – but cringing is a good thing. It means you’ve made progress.
Every bit of progress, no matter how small, still puts you ahead of where you were before.
Share your pieces, however perfect or raw, with other KSWers by posting under the “ksw exercise” tag!
If you missed an exercise, here they all are:
I took this part from the lego movie because it actually really motivates me and I figured I’d share it
Right, see you in a month or so, then.
Oh, right, bigger on the inside.
Yeah, good luck with finishing that in the next decade.
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I’ve heard this theory around a bit but I liked reading it laid out like this.
I fully support the King of Arendelle and the Queen of Corona being siblings.
Me too! I like that a lot better
Let me clear this up for all of you…
Two weeks ago, during the live Twitter event for THREE’S A CROWD, an LARGE group of BRONIES (their description) attacked Sibsy, Meghan McCarthy, and all other show staff present for the BRIEF background appearance of Flash Sentry on the train platform. He did…