Garchomp is 4x weak to ice.
Quagsire is 4x weak to grass.
My boyfriend is 4x weak to bug.
I am 4x weak to peanut butter.
Cliff is 4x weak to the following.
reblog with a picture of your mortal weakness :)
1) A more consistent reblogging format.
2) A comment/reply button.
3) A prettier format for the “Contact Me” button.
I’m most excited about the hat. It looks awesome on me and its craftsmanship is remarkable. The cuffs are also super cool and go nicely with my collar. Someday I’ll have to learn how to make this stuff for fun and possibly for profit. It’d be a great night job to spice up my life. Science is interesting, but it’s an academic sort of fun, which is only fun in moderation. :D
The Playful Way to Serious Writing
By: Roberta Allen
I love this book because it’s a lot of doing and not a lot of telling. I’ve encountered so many creative writing books that are all like, “Blah blah blah. I’m gonna talk for 2389238 pages and only give you two measly exercises at the end of each section.”
Allen’s book consists mainly of exercises. There are only small parts where she editorializes, but these are very succinct. The book has a New-Agey style to it. I think it suits the exercises quite nicely, although I couldn’t help but roll my eyes a couple times when Allen talked about “Energy.” I understand what she’s saying but I think it’s the scientist in me that couldn’t help but chuckle a little.
Anyway, this book is totally awesome and has helped me get started writing. Seriously, as a result of doing one of her exercises, I now have 3 character sketches I’ll be fleshing out shortly as well as a potential setting and plot. I’m glad I’ve finally found a book of writing exercises to help me get started!The Art of Fiction: Notes on the Craft for Young Writers
By: John Gardner
Pretentious and dry are two words that come to mind when I think of this book. I was initially excited about this book since I’m young and want to be a writer. I was hoping to learn about creative writing from someone with experience. Instead, I was thoroughly disappointed. First of all, John Gardner is obnoxiously pretentious. Here’s an excerpt from the preface of his book:
The instruction here is not for every kind of writer—not for the writer of nurse books or thrillers or porno or the cheaper sort of sci-fi—though it is true that what holds for the most serious kind of fiction will generally hold for junk fiction as well. (Not everyone is capable of writing junk fiction: It re- quires an authentic junk mind. Most creative-writing teachers have had the experience of occasionally helping to produce, by accident, a pornographer. The most elegant techniques in the world, filtered through a junk mind, become elegant junk tech- niques.) What is said here, whatever use it may be to others, is said for the elite; that is, for serious literary artists.
Seriously? I think Gardner’s words speak for himself. I did force myself to read most of the first chapter and skim through a couple of the others. I liked the book a lot better when he was talking about the craft of writing and not philosophizing. His book has an academic tone, which I thought was boring. It read a lot like a science journal article, which are informative but not necessarily fun to read. There were bits and pieces of good advice wedged in each of the chapters (at least the ones I read). However, I can find creative writing books that are just as helpful but way less boring and pretentious than Gardner’s book. Bottom line, skip this one. There are much better out there.So those are my two mini-reviews for the evening. They certainly aren’t literary masterpieces but I had writing them. :)
Personality tests like the one I took to determine my yaoi personality type can be lot’s of fun. However, what if there was a test that was used whether or not to determine that I’m a psychopath and what if this test had implications for my freedom? I heard this story on NPR a couple months ago and I thought it was definitely worth sharing. I kind of get Minority Report vibes from the idea of using a psychological test to predict someone’s behavior with “absolute certainty.”
Anyway, definitely give this a listen and then go write a sci-fi story about it. :)
You are a Badass Uke!
Other uke admire you, some seme fear you. Despite your sometimes flaming appearance, you can even fool other people into thinking you are seme with your mischievous, manipulative attitude, but when push comes to shove, your true submissive nature emerges. It takes a seme with enough intensity to challenge you and keep you satisfied, and your perfect match, the Don’t Fuck With Me Seme, knows that all that naughty teasing just means you want the punishment.
Most compatible with: Don’t Fuck With Me Seme, Chibi Seme
Least compatible with: Sadistic Seme, Romantic Seme
Yeah, so I guess I’m a “Badass Uke”, which I think fits me pretty well. I’m definitely into the fashion the anime dude in the picture is sporting and I like the attitude. Although, I don’t think I could be submissive 100% of the time since where’s the fun in that? :P
Since I’ve had a lot of free time this week, I decided to make my own custom Tumblr. It was a lot of fun learning CSS and brushing up on HTML. While my page certainly isn’t going to win any kind of a web design award, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished.
Anyway folks, I will now be using tumblr regularly for fun and such. Haha, too bad Nick kicked me to the curb so quickly. He would’ve been so proud of how far I’ve come on this website. XD