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alexanderperchov:

i am a result // a mix of songs for death; those dead, those dying, those left behind, and that which waits for all of them, like an old friend (who most fear to let in the door). 

i. o death - ralph stanley | ii. gravedigger (acoustic) - dave matthews | iii. coma - yann tiersen | iv. dead things - emiliana torrini | v. i died so i could haunt you - stars | vi. (don’t fear the) reaper - s.e.k.s. | vi. it catches up with you - trent reznor & atticus ross | vii. in a graveyard - rufus wainwright | viii. leave my body - florence & the machine | x. death! - danny elfman | xi. i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie | xii. flesh and bone - the killers | xiii. for whom the bell tolls - steve baker & carmen dave | xiv. cancer - my chemical romance | xv. skull crushing - cliff martinez | xvi. oh death - noah gundersen | xvii. all dead, all dead - black gold

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alexanderperchov:

i am a result // a mix of songs for death; those dead, those dying, those left behind, and that which waits for all of them, like an old friend (who most fear to let in the door). 

i. o death - ralph stanley | ii. gravedigger (acoustic) - dave matthews | iii. coma - yann tiersen | iv. dead things - emiliana torrini | v. i died so i could haunt you - stars | vi. (don’t fear the) reaper - s.e.k.s. | vi. it catches up with you - trent reznor & atticus ross | vii. in a graveyard - rufus wainwright | viii. leave my body - florence & the machine | x. death! - danny elfman | xi. i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie | xii. flesh and bone - the killers | xiii. for whom the bell tolls - steve baker & carmen dave | xiv. cancer - my chemical romance | xv. skull crushing - cliff martinez | xvi. oh death - noah gundersen | xvii. all dead, all dead - black gold

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Could you give me some advices on creating a training uniform?
Anonymous

clevergirlhelps:

General

  • Practical. The uniform will be close-fitting to prevent excess fabric from getting in the way, but it won’t be too tight or it would restrict the range of motion. The uniform will have pant legs - skirts, while easy to move in, can restrict the range of motion and the most comfortable skirts usually have excessive fabric. Your uniform could be pants and a shirt, or a jumpsuit. Footwear will be durable and resist wear, like a hiking boot. 
  • Material. The uniform will probably undergo a lot of wear and tear, so it needs to be made of durable fabric. If the world is sufficiently advanced, the material will be very breathable
  • Generic. Training uniforms are designed to make everyone look the same. That’s why they’re called uniforms. Whatever the uniform looks like, it will be unimpressive, drably colored, and with little/no room for personalization.
  • Easy to make. No one’s going to waste thousands of dollars on training uniforms. The material might not be the best, the designs will be as simple as possible, and the close-fitting uniform is as much to prevent material from getting in the way as it is to cut down on fabric costs.

Specific

  • Climate. If your training camp takes place in a cold climate, the training uniform might also include a heavy jacket/uniform, gloves, big boots, and a baklava. A training center in the desert would have head coverings and lighter fabric. An underwater training center would have Lycra diving suits, flippers, goggles, and an oxygen tank. Consider how the training area’s geography will impact the uniforms.
  • Division. There can be different levels of division among the trainees. If the training center caters to students of alchemy and flight, they will have uniform differences to separate them. Markings can also indicate rank or seniority. The markings will be small and easy to recognize, like a stripe on the arm or legs, an emblem sewn over the breast or onto the back. or uniform color.
  • Accessories. The trainee isn’t going to have just their uniform. They will have accessories on their uniform that will help them complete training exercises. If you have a military camp, your uniform will have a strap for your gun, a belt for ammunition, and a pack for other essentials.
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Hey CleverGirl. :) My main character is sort of a psychic. She can sense people's true thoughts or feelings, but she can't control it and sometimes it doesn't work on certain people. Could you give me some cliches I should be aware of for psychic characters? And some extra info if you don't mind. :) Thanks!
Anonymous

clevergirlhelps:

Cliches

  • Creepy psychic. The character can’t connect with people. She rarely talks. The author/director vaguely implies the psychic is autistic. When the psychic does talk, it’s in a creepy monotone. Often has strange, weirdly prophetic nonsequiturs.
  • Psychic nosebleed. If she overuses her powers, her nose must bleed. It is a Rule.
  • Delicacy. The psychic is extremely sensitive to the emotions around them. A strong emotion will literally knock them over. The psychic’s delicacy is reinforced by their physique: small, thin, and mousy-haired.
  • Reading at your convenience. The psychic can sense all emotions … except when it’s convenient for the plot. You mentioned your character having this trait. It’s not a bad trait so long as you provide or attempt to provide an explanation for it. Your psychic character and anyone working with her powers will attempt to find an explanation so the MC can’t be guarded against. Also, your MC is probably curious why it works on some and not others. She’s probably investigated for herself and may come up with a theory.

Other

Types. Psychics can see everything in your mind. They don’t see, “Oh, crap, I’m late for my doctor’s appointment. Hurry up!” which is what the character is thinking at the moment. They see everything the character is/has been/has done. In effect, instead of seeing the frantic worry of being late, a psychic character would see “I am a self-absorbed psychopath with no remorse mwahahaha.” If it really was mind “reading”, the psychic would only see the former. Most psychics can dig around and, honestly, it would make for a more suspenseful story if you put stops on what a psychic can and cannot see. For example, a psychic can’t see anything you aren’t actively thinking of.

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do you have anything on writing womens fiction?
Anonymous

thewritingcafe:

I have some information on feminism that might help and I always have the general advice of reading the genre you want to write. One thing I do know about women’s fiction is that it tends to be character-driven rather than plot-driven.