higurashi week: day 5 (minagoroshi-hen)

"Let’s do our best… in the next world."



get to know me meme: [1/5] favorite female characters

"It’s not obedience, Mr. Beckett; it’s respect." - Mako Mori

As you know, l’m quite keen on comic books. Especially the ones about superheroes. I find the whole mythology surrounding superheroes fascinating. Take my favorite superhero, Superman. Not a great comic book. Not particularly well-drawn. But the mythology… The mythology is not only great, it’s unique. Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears - the glasses, the business suit - that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent? He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.



Are you a piece of art because I’d like to nail you up against a wall









I just want to point out that this means Dean has watched the Disney Channel. 

at least that’s one part of a childhood that he actually got

But The Suite Life of Zack and Cody wasn’t on when Dean was a kid. It started in 2005, when Dean was 26. So that means he watched Disney Channel as an adult.

Because he didn’t have a childhood.


This song is ending. But the story never ends.


when you accidentally type nerv instead of nerve 


TAGGED AS:  #evangelion  




best modern family scene ever




you’ve probably sat next to a boy in class that’s had a boner before

they were sitting next to me of course they had a boner 



This week I wrote about 5 common story problems and how to fix them. I talked about pacing, but didn’t really go into how to fix pacing issues. If there seems to be something wrong with the “flow” of your novel, it probably has something to do with your pacing. The pace of your novel can be VERY important because there needs to be a proper order to the things that happen. There has to be some sort of connection from event to event and it has to make sense to your readers. I’m not saying you have to do everything “by the book”, but the structure of your story has to have an order to a flow to it that keeps your readers interested. You can’t have the first two pages full of action and then nothing interesting for a very long time.

Here are a few ways to create an intelligently paced novel:

Make sure your opening scene has some “bite” to it.

You want your readers to immediately be interested in your work, so your first chapter must catch their attention. The opening scenes are crucial and they deserve a lot of your attention. You want your readers to be interested in what’s next. If you can’t hook your readers from the beginning, it will be hard to keep them reading. I wrote a lot about first characters, so check out these posts.

Know every story needs some ups and downs.

Not everything in your story should be the end of the world and not everything should be GREAT all the time. If your story has no conflict, there’s no point in telling your story. You need to space out ups and downs in order to create tension and keep your readers interested. Pacing also depends on what type of story you’re telling. The pacing of a thriller will be different from the pacing of a dystopian novel. Know what you’re writing and become familiar with the genre.

Delay the outcome of some events.

You do not want to present a problem and then have it resolved two pages later. This DESTROYS all tension. Your story thrives on your readers wanting to know what happens next and they will not stay interested if you tell them right away. Prolonging outcomes actually creates tension and interest because your readers will keep going so they can find out what happens. They will NEED to know what happens before they can put your book down.

Choose your words wisely.

Shortening your sentences and getting rid of unnecessary adverbs and adjectives will help quicken the pace of your novel and make your readers more interested. Using language that bogs down your novel will kill the tension and ruin the pacing. Only use the words you need and don’t be afraid to cut scenes that bog your writing down. You’ll see a huge improvement.

-Kris Noel



Nakagin Capsule Tower

Ginza • Tokyo •  Japan

Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates

via: 1972  project By Noritaka Minami

What is this fifth element shit? I want in.