How Not to write a Mary SueHow Not to write a Mary Sue by DarkDelusion
How Not To Write A Mary Sue
So, what is a Mary Sue? It is used as a form of criticism in literature and refers to an idealised and somewhat "perfect" character that appears to have no flaws or if they do they are so limited that all the "perfect" characteristics overwhelm them making the character "flat." Mary sue often refers to a young female protagonist and male "Mary Sues" are often called "Larry Stu".
From my experience most Mary Sues are written in non-published works usually by young writers especially in fan-fiction. However there are a few Mary Sue writers who are actually published (sadly). It shows a deep lacking to create perfect characters unless it's done for satirical purposes.
So why should you avoid writing Mary Sues? Simple, perfect is boring!
We don't like perfect, we don't want perfect! Ask anyone in a relationship to list the positives traits, charms and idiosyncrasies of their partner and I guarantee at least one will be something that is weird, annoying, bizarre
Writers' Notes - Battles and WarsWriters' Notes - Battles and Wars by DarkDelusion
While I have written a tutorial on fight scenes, I felt that it would be prudent to write one regarding wars and battles. After all a war or a battle is not just about how to fight.
When you are writing a war or battle first make sure you plan where it's going to take place. Land can be tricky, and it changes during a battle.
Image two giant armies amassing on a huge field. Infantry and cavalry alike, all decked in battle gear and heavy armour.
The pound of thousands of feet, man and horses alike. How do you think the ground will look? Grass torn and flattened, turned to mud especially if the weather turns and it begins to rain or sleet. Are there hills or mountains? Has one army taken a higher ground, dug a moat or added spikes of wood to protect their area?
Is there forests around them, have the trees been burned by one army to keep the other from using the wooded area as shelter? Has an army begun to p
Writing Notes - Killing charactersWriting Notes - Killing characters by DarkDelusion
Many writers state that they are very connected to their characters. This is not surprising, for writers we build worlds, we create people and animals and imbue them with a form of life. We let them live in our heads and think on them often.
Often I have day-dreamed into my written world, sat on a log watching my characters around the campfire swapping stories. I've seen them laughing, passing around skins of bad wine and spiced meats. I've seen them sink into sorrow at those they have lost, those they couldn't save. Whether any of this gets written is a different matter because it is all designed for me to learn more about my characters, so see them react.
We begin to know them intimately, their moods and habits and loves and fears. We can read their facial ticks and subtle body poses. So why wouldn't we become connected?
When you write stories especially long ones were you have a larger amount of time to learn about your characters and allow them to develop they do become something i
CONTEST BACK ON.(Wanted a different journal on my front page xD as well as a new bump)Contest going on for anyone who wants to join :3
Hello everyone; For a while I really really wanted to do a contest; I really enjoy doing them and I have money coming in to where I can c:
This contest is going to be a little bit different as it isn’t just my characters/OTP, it’s a few friends as well. There will be 3 themes and each theme’s main prize is 100$; However if a lot of people enter; I will of course raise the prizes or add more.
Before we start with prizes and themes – let us talk about the Rules, Joining the Contest and End date.
- Characters belong to their owners. You may not steal/trace/use any characters here.
- Please keep to the character/s you are drawing as best you can. I understand markings/outfits can often be hard but please do not switch t
I am resuming my commissions but with new prices, I came to realize that I do commissions but its way lower priced then it should be.So i figured and researched to see suitable prices.However the new prices are negotiable so if you don't have enough note me and we'll see how we can work it out.
I also Do Requests,Birthday Gifts,Adopts,and all that fun stuff so please take a look at those as well, I will consider having Deadlines,if you request a certain Deadline then I will do my best to fufill that Deadline,if you must have me complete it by then tell me along with your commision so I will know^^.
Types Of Art[Note i cannot do semi-realism pictures sorry i would really like to though]:
How to Order:Send me a note or comment below, DO NOT do both it's more efficient to be able to see one's request in it's entirety rather then to travel between comments and Notes.In the Note or Comment Please include :
It's Anime or Chibi
Sketch,Lineart,Colored AND Digital or Traditional
Number of Characters [Note: Extra Character costs about 15 each]
References of the Characters[Especially if it's OC'S]
Kind of Background[Simple/Complex or None]
Poses or Themes [optional]
:bluebullet: Reference clothing or Customized Clothing[Very Important I can't tell you how much i had to ask for that question]
:bluebullet: CORRESPONDING TO CLOTHES please pick Simple or Detailed
:bluebullet: Description of Character
:bluebullet: Anything else [*optional]This includes Styles
Fill out a Note or comment and list everything above and send it to me.
You can choose to pay before or after I really don't care as long as I am paid.
I do not do refunds
I DO NOT DO: Hentai,Sexual/Explicit[a little revealing is okay but it depends],Yuri[big NO],Extreme Yaoi,Racism or anything that goes against deviant terms,Muscular Men of any kind[sorry fans of ripped men]I also don't do complete animals but I can add animals,draw anthro human,or kenomimis
Ordering Trad Chibi means it will be colored by color pencils and traditional media.
Full Color: 45-50
Digital means basically made on comp with tablet I would be using C.Painter.
Full Color: 200
Trad Anime is like Trad Chibi I would be using the same tools but it would be more costly since it is anime and I would spend more time on it.Note select either sketch,lineart or full color then select the type of shots.
Full Color: 300
Waist Up/Knees : 700
Full Color :850
More Pricey, I am using the computer and C.Painter to color takes longer then traditional
Waist Up/Knees: 2000
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You can choose styles from my prev Commissions these include types of coloring
Style 1:Full Colored~Everything is Colored
Style 2:Half Color~Half of the Commission would be colored depending on the area please specify if you would like it that way.
Style 3:Colored Parts~I would color certain parts but leave the rest black and white
Style 4:Complete Black and White ~Self Explanatory
Style 5:Monochrome~Meaning I would be using the same shade of color for coloring
Add on Tattoos:
Note me about Icons or Pixels and I will try my hand at them.I am accepting Paypal Commissions as soon as I can get an account.Note me about Fanfics.I will try my hand at different styles to give a variety so don't be surprised if i started to try a different style of commission.
You Can Contact me From:|
(Lilith Athanasia Zeng) (Selcinthialemeine@yahoo.com)
Michelah (Code Electra) Asylune(Code Nemesis)
Junior girl in highschool.I am hoping to express my artwork and gain some artistic experience before I start to apply for my colleges.I aim to be a future game producer and work with graphics I hope to improve my artwork until then and hopefully by the time I apply for the colleges I want, I would be at a state where I can be proud to present my art.
My Awesome Notable PPL XD: