I wanted to double check that “The Cherry on Top” was a short novel or novella and I found this on uphillwriting.org. I think it’s very informative and hopefully you guys will find it useful!
Good friends, this list is wonderful, but it’s missing something!
800 words maximum
this is the most beautiful thing i’ve seen today.
To learn about tumblr image size limits go here.
”There is a lot of misinformation about GIF limits on Tumblr, so let me set the record straight: We don’t count colors or frames or pixels. We only count bytes and seconds. Every image that comes in is scaled to a number of smaller sizes and the smaller your image is, the fewer resizes need to happen, which means less time.” — Tumblr Engineering
Reblogging for reference but also to note that they JUST increased 500px to 2mb!
THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS
Well hot damn!
I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life
My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.
I need to remember this for uniforms.
Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!
reblogging for my trip lol
HEY WRITER FRIENDS
there’s this amazing site called realtimeboardwhich is like a whiteboard where you can plan and draw webs and family trees and timelines and all that sort of stuff. you can also insert videos, documents, photos, and lots of other things. you can put notes and post-its and, best of all, you can invite other people to be on the board with you and edit together!!
this is really really awesome and a great tool for novel planning, so if you’re doing nanowrimo…. this could be good for you!!
so I’ve just discovered soundrown, it’s sort of like rainymood except there’s 10 different sounds that you can listen to and combine to create whatever sort of environment you want (i.e. campfire and night, which is quite lovely)
are you telling me i could listen to the sound of a coffee shop on fire
Fixing broken make up!
So I got a shipment yesterday from drugstore.com, but one of the wet n’ wild eye shadows I ordered arrived broken :-( Thanks to pintress I was able to fix it asap.
Step 1: using a toothpick i smashed up the rest as best as I could
Step 2: using a straw to drop 99% alcohol onto the now powder make up. I used enough to wet the whole pallet.
Step 3: using the toothpick i smoothed out the now paste and waited 10 min.
Step4: Came back and used a kleenex to press down on the paste to compact it and smooth it out.
a few hours later it was dry and usable without the mess :-)
Oh YES I need dis.
I didn’t realize this was like a secret. I used to do this to all of my cracked shadows. Works like a charm.
reblogging for future reference
See this shit? This shit is about to change your life.
This packet of stuff is called Instamorph Moldable Plastic. You literally buy a packet of this shit, and you can make any-fucking-thing.
You open it up, and you get little plastic pellets that look like this.
Doesn’t look like much, right?
When put in hot water (140°F, 60°C.), these pellets melt into a kind of putty-like stuff, that you can mold into whatever shape you want.
They make the coolest cosplay accessories EVER because they’re plastic - they’re moderately lightweight, they’ll survive being dropped and banged around, and they’re waterproof. I made Nepeta horns and Meenah bracelets for my homestuck cosplays, but it can do a ton of other stuff too.
Also, the whole project takes maybe a half hour - 10 minutes to boil the water, 2 for the pellets to melt in the bowl (it leaves no residue, so you can use a regular mixing bowl and a spoon to pull it out of the water), a few minutes to sculpt and then a few minutes for it to dry into a completely solid, plastic whatever-you’re-making.
AND THE BEST PART OF THIS IS THAT THIS SHIT IS SO CHEAP
YOU’D EXPECT IT TO BE REALLY EXPENSIVE BUT IT’S NOT
I got a container on Amazon.com for $10, but here’s the actual site so you can check it out some more. http://www.instamorph.com/
SERIOUSLY THOUGH DON’T GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE OF FINDING CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MIX MATERIALS, THIS IS REALLY GREAT.
I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS POST HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES RIGHT NOW
ref for all my cosplaying followers!
and for UK cosplayers Fred Aldous do a very similar product that works in the same way and gives great results!
IT GOT BETTER
YOU CAN BUY PIGMENT PACKS
AND THEY HAVE A COLOUR GUIDE
last week, AshesandGhostFF asked me on twitter “how do you do the t-shirt thing you do where it’s cut off on top? Is there a tutorial? Does it involve sewing?”
so here’s the tutorial Bex, no sewing involved, it’s super simple!
a few notes:
- you can pretty much do this with any size and fabric, but I tend to prefer the thinner and softer ones, slightly oversized; they stretch better, whereas the heavy, thick ones tend not to
- if a tee is too tight, you can also use this to help you (sort of) be able to wear it again, if it’s stretching awkwardly at the neck and armpits
- especially in cases where the tee’s tight across the boobs (usually in the above instance) you can cut a little “v” at the cleavage to help with stretching, like this:
- you know the saying “measure twice, cut once?” THAT APPLIES HERE!!! even if your hole seems really small, try it on first, I promise, it ends up A LOT BIGGER THAN YOU THINK and if you’re not careful, you end up with a big ol’ tee that’s basically completely off your shoulders and is only being held up by your boobs, like this:
whoops! if it’s too small, you can always lay it out again and widen the hole a little bit
- don’t limit yourself to short-sleeves—you can do this with longsleeve tees too! perfect for fall/spring :)
- also, obvious, but: your bra straps will show with this style, plan accordingly ;)
I started doing this because I love cheap men’s graphic tees and mock-jersey-style sports tees, but they fit me all wrong in the shoulders and chest. This workaround gives my (ample) bust more breathing room, puts a feminine twist on some masculine t-shirts, and is super comfy!