The last day came and went and no new words appeared. It can’t be helped. Still, I’m quite happy with this month and I want to continue on the routine of writing daily.
Thank you, thievinghippo for organizing this challenge, it was a great motivation. I’ll be right here for your next one!
So I’ve slowly been catching up on all the games I never played now that I have access to a 360 again. Big one on that list was Mass Effect.
I swore I wasn’t gonna be like all the girls I see on here obsessing over Garrus. I was going to be different. What’s so amazing about that one guy anyway?
It started innocently enough… I picked up Garrus and Wrex on the Citadel and started using them because, let’s face it, Ashley and Kaiden are kind of boring. Their dialouges with each other were fucking hilarious so I stuck with them for a bit. Then I get off the Citadel and realize that they make a great support team, especially Garrus, hanging back and sniping while I vanguard charge them to pieces. I brought him along on every mission.
Then there’s the dialouges on the Normandy… not only is this dude a badass sniper and snarky as hell, but I admired the hell out of his strong sense of morality. When I got to the mission for him in ME1 I realised I may have a problem brewing….
Begin ME2. I’m soo impatient to get away from the Illusive Man and find my squadmates again. BF drops the hint that I should go after Archangel first. Okay sure fine, but dammit I just wanna get Garrus back! (how I avoided that spoiler all these years I’ll never know) Then he gets shot…. and I’m practically fucking crying while the BF is leading me on with it, saying how that never happened in his playthrough… see him back on the Normandy and I’m just thinking god dammit no I swore I wasn’t gonna like him…
The kicker was Kelly, talking about how she just wants to hold him and comfort him…. and I felt a tinge of jealousy. Of a character in a game. For another character in a game. That I swore I was not going to fall for.
So here I am, finished with the series having romanced Garrus through the entire thing, reading fanfiction and coming up with my own headcanon, wondering how hard it would be to make the mask and armor so BF and I can cosplay him and Shepard….. -_-
God Dammit Garrus Vakarian what have you done to me. ;-;
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Writing Advice Blitz is here! Today we talk about Writing ‘Intelligent’ Characters, My Top 3 Tips for NaNoWriMo, How to Find Your Story’s Theme, and more!
What is ‘Writing Advice Blitz’?
I get a lot of writing questions, and I don’t have the time to write full replies to all of them. Of course, some of these questions are really good and I hate to let those messages just sit on my inbox— so I decided to do something about it. Writing Advice Blitz is the result of that! Writing advice, quick and concise (and a little silly) coming to you as fast as lightning!
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Anonymous said: How do I explain something scientifically? (I write sci-fi but I'm having trouble with a work in which Venus is now terraformed) I would like to make it hard sci-fi but I can't make something belivable. Also, how do I make something (speaking about future) to look normal or common? Thanks.
Making something look normal or common is less about terminology or how you initially describe it and more about how you include it. If you want hover vehicles to be seen as a normal part of the world, show them in everyday situations: kids on their way to school who are racing each other on hoverboards, a hover-scooter lying on someone’s lawn while it recharges on a faded cord, special parking for hovercars built into the parking lots alongside bike racks/”normal” car spaces/etc. Only give it enough special treatment in description to make sure the audience knows what it is. Once it has been established, use it as a facet of the world rather than the center of attention. It’s a normal part of the world and does not get special attention anymore (or ever, depending on how you handle exposition).
As far as describing things, I have some links I think you will like:
- Scifi terms to use in your writing (courtesy of NASA!)
- 3 tips for watertight fantasy, scifi, and time travel stories
- 75 words every scifi fan should know
- 10 words scifi invented that we use today
- SF/F Writing
- Do’s and Don’t for SF/F
- Pitfalls of SF/F
- Scifi tag and technology tag
- Guide to writing scifi
- It’s made of SCIENCE
- 10 things every brand new creator of scifi should know
- 5 ways to kill (as in ruin) the description in your scifi novel