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hexephra:

POSES??? ctrl+click or cmd+click each image for readable sizes, or just click these handy links: one two three four

Once again stressing that this is how I do things, not how you should do things. I mean, you can if you want. But it’s entirely a personal thing, as art should be! Always look at other people’s art, as they will come up with poses you hadn’t even thought of and generally broaden your mind.

Here are some useful links:

  • pixelovely has photos of life drawing poses and a system that cycles through them like a real life drawing class! You can also pick whether you want just men or women, or just nude or clothed, or both.
  • posemaniacs has tons of 3D models in poses. They’re shown on the muscle layer of things so that you can see how the muscles work! All models can be rotated 360 degrees, and come in varying degrees of camera angles from top to bottom. They also have a fantastic hand viewer which has hands that can be rotated along all axes, although there’s a limited selection of poses and the anatomy of the hands themselves could use some work.
  • Some great stock providers on deviantArt include SenshiStock aaaand… I can’t find the others right now. I’ll edit this post when I do!
  • Here are some other good tutorials and references! one two

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Anonymous asked: Any tips on writing intense love and romance?

bookgeekconfessions:

When I think of the most intense loves, it’s because of 3 things.

1. Character development. Think about your first reaction of Mr. Darcy and your last. Almost 100% different reaction to him and his thoughts.

2. Internal thoughts, emotions of characters. In Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by the time Rose and Sidney know they are in love, we already know it, but when they finally think it. When it’s said “i love him.” we feel it even stronger, because it is worded so well. It’s about more than his looks it’s about the way he talks to her, helps her and how she perceives their interactions the entire series all rolled into the moment where she realizes and it it amazing.

3. Emotional scenes. I mean more than loud declarations of “I LOVE YOU” but scenes where everything is raw and their emotions are on edge and our emotions are on edge and everything is on the table.

Here are some tips that will hopefully bring it all together for you. :-)

#39: Three Tips For Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes

#103: Dealing With A Character’s Internal Thoughts

#49: Writing the Whirlwhind Romance.

#120:Fight Scenes and Love Scenes – Seven Tips to Writing Action

#37: Top Nine Character Development Tips

#94: Five Qualities to Consider During Character Development

-Naomi


limes-and-kiwis asked: so, i've been wanting to write a little short love story, and i'd like to ask, what do you think the very first thought/ feelings/ sights the character would have? i mean, i want to be realistic, i want to original too, and most descriptions have way overused lines like 'they had beautiful eyes' could you give me a little help?

clevergirlhelps:

The first thing the character notices will be very subjective to their personality, tastes, and even height (the first thing I notice about people is that I often need to crane my neck to look them in the eye). It might even be that your character simply notices their Future Love Interest look nice and falls in love with the FLI’s “attractive features” later in the novel.

Some tips (that are all subjective)

  • Eyebrows. You get crazy ones, drawn-on ones, missing ones, rough ones, omg how do you do the perfect ones, quizzical ones, and everything in the middle. Eyebrows frame a face and add shape to the eye, so I think they’re worth going into (see here and here)
  • Mouths. Your characters - or at least one of them - will be interested in kissing dem lips. Are they thin? Plump? Pouty? Even the curve of the mouth can be interesting. My friend has an upward curve to his mouth and he looks perpetually good-natured
  • Scents. It’s scientifically proven we choose mates based on how they smell. Your character will probably love their FLI’s scent. Describe how addicting/intoxicating/sweet it is. The FLI might wear perfume or cologne, and I suppose you could describe that, but I’m talking about natural body smell. I’ve always found this perfume descriptor to be helpful, even when referring to natural body smells.
  • Clothing/accessories. We express our interests and personality through their clothes. Is the FLI wearing soft colors that soothe and relax, or loud, clashing colors that make you pay attention? Is the FLI wearing a fandom tee that your character loves? Bam. Instant appreciation and a conversation starter. 
  • Eyes. Yes, yes you mentioned this was overused, but there’s a reason for it. “Eyes are the window to the soul” and all that. You don’t even need to focus on their eye color: try their eye shape, their eyelashes, their eye makeup (if any), or the size of their eyes. You can also describe how their eyes affect the rest of their face - are their huge eyes all you see? Are they heavily lidded and therefore make the FLI appear relaxed? Does their upward tilt make the FLI appear feline?

Emotions and thoughts are even more subjective than what the character sees, so I’ll just give a few examples.

  • Relaxed. (This person is nice. I want to get to know them.)
  • UwU (This person is really cute and I want to snuggle with them)
  • Suspicion (This person is too good to be true. They’re definitely a serial killer)
  • Unworthiness (This person is so attractive. I could never date someone like that.)
  • Potential (I wouldn’t mind dating you)
  • Calculation (Is it worth dating them?)
  • Fixation (Can I ruffle your hair?)
  • Mild embarrassment (This person is hot and I am making an ass out of myself)
  • Awkwardness (hey, you. um … your nose is cool)
  • Open attraction (“Hey hottie!”/”I love your sweater”)
  • Internally hyperventilating (jesus take the wheel this person is hot)
  • Appreciation (what a stud!)
  • Arousal (get thee to my bedchamber)

And sometimes it isn’t even an immediate reaction. Sometimes you befriend someone and you socialize, but there are no mad torrents of emotion usually characterizing love. Sometimes it’s a creeping realization that pounces on you at one in the morning and won’t release you from its claws. Sometimes you look over after a shared joke and realize how beautiful their eyes are or how attractive they are when they laugh, even though you never found them attractive before. Sometimes it’s like that.

Hope that helps.

How to write a kissing scene

letsvvrite:

So you want to write a kissing scene, huh? Well, sit down children and allow me to inform you.

What’s the scene?

If you want this kiss to mean anything, it can’t just be thrown at the readers; it needs to be set up.  The scene you set will also set the mood for the kiss.  Consider the following:

  • Are they alone?  Around others?
  • Depending on the previous question, what’s the importance of the number of surrounding people?
  • Are they standing or sitting?
  • What time of day is it?
  • Are they at an event?

Closing the distance

Alright, this is a biggie.  How do these two get close enough to kiss?  There are many ways to do this and each one has its benefits.  If the closing is slow and steady, this usually indicates a soft/passionate/unsteady kiss.  However, if the closing is fast or sudden, this usually means a hard/assertive kiss (possibly from months/years of romantic or sexual tension).

The five senses

Sight: Sight is probably the easiest of the senses; simply write what is seen.  If you write from one character’s point of view, write what they see.

Sound: This could be either background noises or a character’s heart beating or anything else.  If the kiss continues, you could possibly include soft moans or other noises if they seem appropriate to your character.

Smell: Describe what your character smells.  It could be the way their perfume or cologne smells, or you could describe their natural scent.

Touch: This is an important aspect to describing the kiss.  You could choose to describe how the character’s skin feels.  Or you could describe how the character’s lips feel against the other character’s.

Taste: Taste has a very broad range and is generally not as easy as it sounds.  There are many description words and tastes to use.  It is important to the mood what description you choose.

Body language

Heads: Most people tilt their head when they kiss.  Of course, your kiss does not have to happen this way.  Usually when characters do not tilt their head it creates awkward bumping foreheads, which could be what you want if you want an awkward first kiss (these are effective for teen kisses).

Eyes: Eyes open or closed?  Open creates either an awkward or tender kiss.  While closed creates a passionate or pleasurable or just about anything kiss.

Noses: Noses are invading appendages that get in the way of perfect kissing.  Henceforth, no kiss is perfect so don’t write them that way.  Noses will always get in the way.  Even when your characters tilt their heads, noses can still brush the side of their faces.  Now, your characters will probably not notice them (unless they’re the type to notice everything) unless they have an awkward kiss.

Lips: LIPS! You’re writing a kissing scene, of course lips will be important to the description.  Are they soft or hard, chapped or smooth, is your character even a good kisser? You could also include if maybe they taste like some kind of food, or if they are wearing chapstick.  Lips are important.

Tongues: First kisses usually don’t include tongue; neither do quick kisses.  Think about what type of kiss you’re trying to convey

Breathing: Your characters are human (unless they aren’t).  They need to breathe.  But how has the kiss affected their breathing?

Bodies: Bodies are stupid, messy things that bump and rub and bounce.  How are your characters responding to the kiss?  Are they pulling closer or pushing away?  Are they clenched tight or flowing loosely?

Hands and Arms: During a kiss, hands could be floating in the air (awkward or surprise kiss), or they could be everywhere on the other character’s body at once.  Possible places to put hands that are not on the other character’s body could be surfaces near the characters, the character’s own body, or they could just be in the air.  But if you’re looking for contact, they could be running their fingers through the other character’s hair, holding the back of their head or neck to keep them close, rubbing their back (or further down), or just wrapping their arms around the other character.

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Sexual/Romantic Tension: a linkaround

fuckyourwritinghabits:

Anonymous asked fuckyourwritinghabits:

Do you have any advice on writing sexual/romantic tension between two characters?

This literally couldn’t be farther from what I normally write, so I’m going to provide you with the best links I can find. If anyone has anything to add, feel free and I’ll add/reblog.

likebooks.com - Sexual Tension

Absolute Write Sexual/Romantic Tension thread - good for lots of differing opinions!

Building Sexual Tension, Christie Craig and Faye Hughes

Sarah Kades - Heightening Your Reader’s Satisfaction

Nan Comargue - Writing Sexual Tension: The Devil In the Details

Creating Romantic Tension in Your Novels

Good luck!

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pulpofiction:

writing a kiss, tips for everybody

  1. whatever the hell you’re doing with tongue, stop
  2. invade, fight for dominance, and wrestle are literally the worst descriptors ever in the whole entire world of talking about kissing
  3. tongues do not roam and they do not go exploring they are like TIDES they come forward a little bit and then maybe recede a little bit EVEN IN FRENCHING
  4. most kissing action actually happens with the lips GO FIGURE??
  5. kissing is really awkward you get noses bumping everywhere and sometimes saliva all over your chin or theirs, please keep this in mind, only the chastest kisses are clean and neat
  6. really aggressive tongue is really an acquired taste not gonna lie (L O L)
  7. Avoid scientific clinical words like probe for the love of god
  8. you’ve ever listened to a kiss you know it sounds really gross with all the sucking and smacking breathy moans and hums are the way to go
  9. No one pays enough attention to the lips imho y’all are so damn focused on tongues

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Genre Help: Romance

thewritershelpers:

Hey, guys! I’m J, and I’ll be helping contribute to The Writers’ Helpers during the onslaught of NaNoWriMo this month!

Right now, I’ll be posting a series of links / helpful advice related to specific GENRES. Today, we’ll be covering ROMANCE. (Wiki article definition)

(REMEMBER: These are suggestions/advice. You’re not required to follow any instructions to the ‘T’ - this is your story and belongs to no one else! Write what you want to write! :D)

Sub-Genres of Romance

Mika Lo’s Formula For Writing A Romance Story

Different Story Structures of Romance

TVTropes Links:

Romance Novel Plots

Romance Arcs

Love Interests

Love Tropes - Plethora of links on the right side of the page (Beware! You may spend a lot of time on here!)

Writing World: Romance

NOTE: This site covers tons of things regarding romance in novels, including Writing Romantic DialogueWriting Emotional Scenes Without Melodrama, Character Professions in Romance, tips on writing Love Scenes, and covers many of the subgenres, including Fantasy, Time-Travel, and Comedy

Also includes interviews!

Seven Tips on How To Start A Romance Novel - Also a good source for novels without romance.

Imagine Your OTP - A good tumblr blog for ideas involving your romantic couple! Involves fluff, NSFW situations, and even sad scenarios. Trigger warnings marked as well.

These are just a few of many more. If anyone wants to share any links / suggestions, do please submit~!

-J

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How to write a kiss

snazzycookies:

Rebloggable version, as requested by davrosbro. :)

Oooh!  Yes!  I love kisses.  Kisses are where it all starts ;).

Okay, first, remember that a kiss is much, much more than just lips.  It is lips, but also tongues, teeth, eyes, faces, hands, noses, bodies, heartbeats,  breath, voice- and most importantly, a kiss is emotions.  A kiss without emotion is just wet mushy lips stuck together.  Ew.  Gross.  The most important part of a kiss isn’t the how, but the who- because of the emotions between the two people.

Okay so:

lips- Lips can slide, glide over each other smoothly, or they can be chapped and rough and dry and get stuck on each other.  They can match, top-to-top and bottom-to-bottom, or they can overlap, with one person’s top or bottom lip captured between the other person’s lips (yummy).  If there is lipstick or chapstick there is lipstick or chapstick flavor, otherwise, lips don’t have a taste (can you taste yours?).  Lips also can smack- the sound of two of them coming together or pulling apart, because they’re wet and warm and soft. 

tongueTongues are always wet, and always warm.  They’re very versatile.  They can trace over lips, teeth, or another tongue.  They can be smooth and graceful or teasing and flicking.  When tongues are involved, there is drool.  It’s only sexy when you like the person you’re kissing, or else it’s kinda gross. :P

teeth- teeth can clack together awkwardly, or teeth can bite down sensually.  A person biting their own lip is cute, a person biting another’s lips is sexy.  A person biting gently is sensual, a person biting roughly is sexual. 

eyes- Eyes can be wide open with surprise, half-lidded with desire, fully closed with pleasure.  Eyes can gaze lovingly, lustfully, wistfully, hungrily, seductively- it all depends upon the emotions of your characters.  Have them do whatever you like, but don’t leave them out- give them at least a mention!

faces- Faces are what the lips are attached to.  Noses bump, cheeks flush, ears turn red, foreheads either wrinkle or relax.  Kisses can leave lips, quite easily, and become kisses on chins, cheeks, noses, foreheads, ears, necks, throats.  Kisses on noses or foreheads are cute and adorable, kisses on cheeks are sweet, kisses on chins, ears, and throats are very sexual.  And a kiss on the lips can be all of those! <3

hands- Hands are super-important.  In order to describe a kiss, usually you want to also describe the hands.  Where are they?  Does one character have their hand behind the other’s head or back, holding them close?  Are they on someone’s shoulders pulling them near, or pushing them away?  Fingers brushing someone’s cheek or palms grabbing someone’s ass convey two very different kinds of situations, even if the kiss itself is exactly the same.

noses- Noses are annoying.  They easily get in the way, especially for first kisses!  People have to tilt their head to one side or the other, and if they don’t, noses bump.  I’d only mention noses if a kiss is supposed to be awkward or uncertain or nervous.

bodiesbodies are either close together, or far away.  Someone can be surrounded comfortingly by someone’s arms, or terrifyingly trapped by them.  Bodies are warm or hot, they are calm or nervous, relaxed or tense.  Body language says a lot.  Is your character pulling away, or moving closer?

heartbeat- Hearts can beat fast or slow, and that’s about all they can do- but there are lots of reasons why they do!  A heart can beat fast with fear or excitement or nervousness; a heart can pound with lust or race with terror or sing with joy.  Hearts can glow, cower, or shatter.  When you really want to drive the emotions of a character home, mention the heart.

breath- To me, the most consuming part of a kiss is the breath.  The air that someone else has just breathed going deep into your lungs is very intimate.  Lips and tongues don’t have a taste, but breath does.  Each person’s breath tastes different, smells different, and surrounds a person differently than anyone else’s breath.  Breath can be warm and sweet, breath can be hot and sexy, breath can be hot and frightening.  It is something that is very present and should not be left out.  A lot of writers leave breath out.  And it’s so important; it’s the most intimate part of a kiss.  Someone else is breathing into your lungs, and it’s either heaven or it’s hell.

voice- Voice conveys much, even without words.  A voice can groan, whimper, gasp, moan, catch, whine, scream, sigh.  Voice can convey emotion powerfully, and while some kisses are silent, usually they’re not. 

emotion-  Emotion is the most important- and the thing you try not to say.  You want to describe it, through all of the things above, so that it’s perfectly clear what your characters are feeling, without you ever using the “feelings words”.  If they’re in love, their bodies will lean close, their eyes will smile, their voices will giggle softly.  If they’re nervous, their palms will sweat, their noses will bump, their voices will shudder.  If they’re afraid, their muscles will be tense, their faces will grimace, their lips will not open.  Emotion is the color that you keep inside your mind as you write; it’s the base line that drives the description behind everything else you say.

Wow, that was a lot!  Gosh I hope it wasn’t too much!  Keep in mind not every kiss has all these things- this is just a list of things to consider when writing a kiss, and based on how long of a kiss you want to make.  Keep in mind that typing “they kissed for a long time”…that’s six words, it takes half a second to read, so that’s a short kiss!  If you want a long kiss, you need long sentences that make the reader linger. 

So maybe to start off, pick three things on the list to describe in your first kiss.  Don’t try to do it all- that would be too much for even the most epic kiss.  Just pick what’s most important to this particular scene, to these particular characters, and describe those parts along with the lips, and you’ve got yourself an awesome, emotional kiss. <3

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clevergirlhelps:

A short post on the most underrepresented eye color in fiction and the most common eye color in the world.
Shades of Brown
Gold
Amber
Russet
Tawny
Fawn
Copper
Chestnut
Rust
Sepia
Umber
Copper
Caramel
Ebony
Inky black
Things that are Shades of Brown
Whiskey/beer (gold)
Wood (range from light brown to black)
Chocolate (mid to dark brown)
Coffee (pale gold to black)
Henna (reddish brown)
Bronze (light brown)
Afternoon sunlight (gold)
Obsidian (black)
Animals (and their eyes)
Earth (wet earth = dark brown, red clay = reddish brown, wet sand = light brown)
Ink (black)
Topaz gemstone (orange to dark brown)
Leather (mid to dark brown)
Brown Associations
Autumn or winter: Brown, an earth tone, is closely associated with dead plants, which are brown and not very romantic. You can link this to the smell of woodsmoke, bark, or new snow; the taste of frost or hot chocolate; the sight of bare branches and southward-flying birds; the touch of warm sweaters or rake handles; the sound of crunching leaves or fire crackling.
Earth: Again, brown is an earth tone. You can link this to petrichor, the smell of flowers, animals, or water; the taste of crisp cold air or freshwater; the sight of fresh soil, stones, bark, or a low-slung, comfortable cabin; the touch of rain, leather, dirt, or fur; the sound of birds calling, rain falling, plants rustling
Alcohol: Most liquor is gold or brown. You can link this to the smell of alcohol and a well-packed bar; the taste of ice, glass, garnish, and alcohol; the sight of a polished bar, a half-empty glass/mug, and the shotgun resting below the bar; the touch of a mild buzz, an arm through yours, or the mild jostling as you find a barstool; and the sound of barroom buzz, a pool table, jazz music, and pouring drinks.
Animals: Many animals - predator and prey - have brown or golden eyes. You can link this to the smell of (wet) fur; the taste of cold wind, blood, or plants; the sight of moving branches, unblinking eyes, feathers shining in the sun, and fur ruffling in the breeze; the touch of the ground beneath your bare feet, branches whipping along beside you, and the weather; and the sounds of panting/breathing, or soft footfalls or wing beats.
Material: Brown is a tactile color, bringing with it the touch of copper or velvet or hemp or satin in addition to the hue. You can link this to the smell of metal, wet fabric, or hemp; the taste of blood (sometimes described as coppery) or champagne at a luxurious event; the sight of a richly decorated bed, a burnished weapon or set of buttons, or a lovely gown; the touch of cold metal, soft velvet, or course fur; and the sounds of rubbing fur, rustling fabric, and chiming metal.
Blackness: This is for all the very dark-eyed people out there who appear not to have irises at all. You can link this to the smell of a cold night or of rock; the taste of regret, lies, or red wine; the sight of raven’s wings, obsidian, flickering shadows, mourners at a funeral, coals, and endless pits; the sensation of being about to fall into a hole, the secret thrill of illicit behavior, nothingness, warmth, or compelling mystery; and the sounds of murmured conversations, rustling feathers, and drowsiness.
Old Things: When I think of brown, I think of all of the above, yes, but I also think of old houses and antiques. Maybe because old houses tend to use wood paneling and because paper yellows as it ages? You can link this to the smell of old books, white-out, India ink, mildew, wood polish, and paper; the taste of musty paper, dust, and history; the sight of fireplaces, antique globes, solemn old portraits, overflowing bookshelves, and overstuffed, tatty armchairs; the feeling of a comfortable chair, paper between your fingers, warmth, and familiarity; and the sounds of a crackling fire, an old house settling after a storm, turning pages, and a scratching pen.
Warmth: The brown found in brown eyes is a warm, comforting color. You can link this to the smell of warm earth and a full house; the taste of hot summer days; the sight of dust motes swirling in the air, golden sunlight arcing across the ground at morning or dusk, and wood in the fireplace; the feeling of mild warmth from sunlight filtering through treetops; and the sounds of birds singing or quiet conversation.
Food: Probably from its association with chocolate, brown is associated with all sorts of rich, unhealthy food. You can link this to the smell of baking brownies or cookies; the taste of chocolate, cake, pastries, or frosting; the sight of chocolate; the feeling of fullness or indulgence; and the sounds of baking.
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clevergirlhelps:

A short post on the most underrepresented eye color in fiction and the most common eye color in the world.

Shades of Brown

  • Gold
  • Amber
  • Russet
  • Tawny
  • Fawn
  • Copper
  • Chestnut
  • Rust
  • Sepia
  • Umber
  • Copper
  • Caramel
  • Ebony
  • Inky black

Things that are Shades of Brown

  • Whiskey/beer (gold)
  • Wood (range from light brown to black)
  • Chocolate (mid to dark brown)
  • Coffee (pale gold to black)
  • Henna (reddish brown)
  • Bronze (light brown)
  • Afternoon sunlight (gold)
  • Obsidian (black)
  • Animals (and their eyes)
  • Earth (wet earth = dark brown, red clay = reddish brown, wet sand = light brown)
  • Ink (black)
  • Topaz gemstone (orange to dark brown)
  • Leather (mid to dark brown)

Brown Associations

  • Autumn or winter: Brown, an earth tone, is closely associated with dead plants, which are brown and not very romantic. You can link this to the smell of woodsmoke, bark, or new snow; the taste of frost or hot chocolate; the sight of bare branches and southward-flying birds; the touch of warm sweaters or rake handles; the sound of crunching leaves or fire crackling.
  • Earth: Again, brown is an earth tone. You can link this to petrichor, the smell of flowers, animals, or water; the taste of crisp cold air or freshwater; the sight of fresh soil, stones, bark, or a low-slung, comfortable cabin; the touch of rain, leather, dirt, or fur; the sound of birds calling, rain falling, plants rustling
  • Alcohol: Most liquor is gold or brown. You can link this to the smell of alcohol and a well-packed bar; the taste of ice, glass, garnish, and alcohol; the sight of a polished bar, a half-empty glass/mug, and the shotgun resting below the bar; the touch of a mild buzz, an arm through yours, or the mild jostling as you find a barstool; and the sound of barroom buzz, a pool table, jazz music, and pouring drinks.
  • Animals: Many animals - predator and prey - have brown or golden eyes. You can link this to the smell of (wet) fur; the taste of cold wind, blood, or plants; the sight of moving branches, unblinking eyes, feathers shining in the sun, and fur ruffling in the breeze; the touch of the ground beneath your bare feet, branches whipping along beside you, and the weather; and the sounds of panting/breathing, or soft footfalls or wing beats.
  • Material: Brown is a tactile color, bringing with it the touch of copper or velvet or hemp or satin in addition to the hue. You can link this to the smell of metal, wet fabric, or hemp; the taste of blood (sometimes described as coppery) or champagne at a luxurious event; the sight of a richly decorated bed, a burnished weapon or set of buttons, or a lovely gown; the touch of cold metal, soft velvet, or course fur; and the sounds of rubbing fur, rustling fabric, and chiming metal.
  • Blackness: This is for all the very dark-eyed people out there who appear not to have irises at all. You can link this to the smell of a cold night or of rock; the taste of regret, lies, or red wine; the sight of raven’s wings, obsidian, flickering shadows, mourners at a funeral, coals, and endless pits; the sensation of being about to fall into a hole, the secret thrill of illicit behavior, nothingness, warmth, or compelling mystery; and the sounds of murmured conversations, rustling feathers, and drowsiness.
  • Old Things: When I think of brown, I think of all of the above, yes, but I also think of old houses and antiques. Maybe because old houses tend to use wood paneling and because paper yellows as it ages? You can link this to the smell of old books, white-out, India ink, mildew, wood polish, and paper; the taste of musty paper, dust, and history; the sight of fireplaces, antique globes, solemn old portraits, overflowing bookshelves, and overstuffed, tatty armchairs; the feeling of a comfortable chair, paper between your fingers, warmth, and familiarity; and the sounds of a crackling fire, an old house settling after a storm, turning pages, and a scratching pen.
  • Warmth: The brown found in brown eyes is a warm, comforting color. You can link this to the smell of warm earth and a full house; the taste of hot summer days; the sight of dust motes swirling in the air, golden sunlight arcing across the ground at morning or dusk, and wood in the fireplace; the feeling of mild warmth from sunlight filtering through treetops; and the sounds of birds singing or quiet conversation.
  • Food: Probably from its association with chocolate, brown is associated with all sorts of rich, unhealthy food. You can link this to the smell of baking brownies or cookies; the taste of chocolate, cake, pastries, or frosting; the sight of chocolate; the feeling of fullness or indulgence; and the sounds of baking.

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thepaperplaneofexistence:

describing eye colors isn’t actually v helpful as a description??? talk about the makeup smeared on the left side, the lines under their eyes, the sloppily cut hair obscuring their eyes from view, how bloodshot or sunken they seem in the face, how wide they go at the slightest sound, how glassy and unblinking they seem, how they’re always darting away

all of that tells me a bit more about the character than whatever shade of gemstone they most resemble, seriously

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andresisbatman:

*Arkham City Info Pt. 2

whereohwerewolf:

When the most popular ship in a fandom is an abusive one

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When people romanticize it

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JOKER/HARLEY

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