Just don’t hate or kill people unless they hate or kill people


DW, SH, ST:TNG/DS9, lots and lots of books

never got over….

  • “I don’t want to go”
  • “Rose Tyler, I—”
  • “You watch us run”
  • “Oh, Donna Noble. I am so sorry. But we had the best of times.”
  • “She said two words.” “What two words? What were they? What did she say?”

    “Bad Wolf.”

  • “Goodbye, John.”
  • “I was…so alone…and I owe you so much.”
  • “DON’T BE DEAD.” “OKAY”
  • DEADED
  • “It’s always you, John Watson! You keep me right!”
  • The entire “I’m your....best...friend?” scene
  • “You’ve saved me in so many ways”...
  • “DID YOU MISS ME?”
  • “The Face of Boe, they called me”
  • “No sir, all thirteen!”
  • Eleven taking off that stupid bow tie
  • Tay’s betrayal
  • Jadzia Dax, Rudy Steiner!!!, Augustus Waters, the little prince, the boy in the striped pajamas....

 

lefthandedjanice:

This rock is the best fucking rock. It’s the best colour and it’s frosty which is my favourite and it makes these super cute stalagmites that look like Mario hills. It’s called Chrysocolla and it’s amazing.

lefthandedjanice:

This rock is the best fucking rock. It’s the best colour and it’s frosty which is my favourite and it makes these super cute stalagmites that look like Mario hills. It’s called Chrysocolla and it’s amazing.

alextimmons:

poco-loki:

thecorruptedquietone:

prongsmydeer:

Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable. 

#and the doctor never has to kiss them or sexualize them at all #in fact they are not even attracted to the doctor

so basically we want Donna back

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yeahwriters:

wrote-miss-ibis:

totalrewrite:

Formatting your Manuscript

If you’re planning on one day turning your manuscript in to literary agents and publishing houses, you need to make sure it’s formatted correctly. In many cases, your manuscript will be skipped over if it isn’t done to industry standard, so here’s the basics that you’ll need if you don’t want to be ignored. Before I get started, please know that this is aimed specifically at fiction manuscripts. If you’re writing non-fiction or a memoir, the expectations will be different, so it would be wise to Google what you need.

The Basics

  • Make sure your font is 12 point Times New Roman, Courier New, or Arial. These are the only three fonts you are allowed to pick from.
  • Your spacing should be 1 inch on all sides of the text. This is the default on most word processors, but double check your settings just to be sure.
  • Your text should be double spaced.
  • All of your indentations must be a half inch. Do not press indent. Instead, drag over the top arrow on the ruler to have every new paragraph automatically indent.

The Title Page

  • The top left-hand corner of your title page will have all your personal information. They want to see your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the novel’s genre, and word count.

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  • Your novel’s title is allowed to be between 20-24 point font if you want. Bold is also an option, but not necessary.
  • The title will appear halfway down the title page.
  • “A novel by [your name]” will be about three quarters of the way down the page.

The Next Pages

  • If you have a dedication, it will be on its own page.
  • If you have some sort of verse or quote, those will also need their own pages.
  • Do not include a page for acknowledgements.

The Chapters

  • Chapter titles will be 12 point font. No bolding or italics.
  • Chapters will start from one quarter to halfway down the page.
  • An easy way to format chapter headings is to press enter five or six times
  • Make sure you always start your chapters the same way every time.
  • When you start a new chapter, make sure you use a page break to bump the new chapter onto a new page. This will keep it in place so that it will never budge, no matter how much you cut out or add to the previous chapter.

Page Numbers

  • Page numbers will start with 1 on Chapter 1 of your manuscript. Page numbers will not appear on the title page or dedication page.
  • Page 1 will be labeled in the footer of Chapter 1. It should be centered.
  • Page 2 will be in the header of the next page.
  • From page 2 onward, your headers will be labeled like this:

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  • If you insert a section break after the title and dedication pages, it will make it easier to insert the page numbers.

For the most part, this is the most important of what you’ll need to know for formatting your manuscript. I used this video as reference, so I’m trusting everything it says is true because it was made by an author who has several novels published, and because it was uploaded this year, it should be up to date.

But just remember, whenever you go to turn in a manuscript, make sure you check the website of the agent or publisher you’re trying to contact. They might have specifications that differ with the ones stated in this video, and you should always do whatever you can to abide by what they want.

Reblogging aggressively. Some publishers will throw your manuscript into the slush pile or, worse, the trash if you don’t follow their desired format. Spec fic publishers are especially strict about manuscript formatting.

Also reblogging aggressively.

the-writers-ramblings asked
CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

eighthdoctor:

strawberrypatty:

avatar-trisana:

amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

 (the-writers-ramblings

Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

dracodormeins:

Avada Kedavra' or the killing curse has been taken from the Armaic phrase “avra kehdabra" meaning ‘I will create as I speak’. Although J.K.Rowling has combined it with the latin ‘cadavra' meaning dead bodies.

So Avada Kedavra stands for “I will create dead bodies as I speak

tpringbreak:

friendly reminder that is is romulan tradition to paint symbols of love on one’s skin in a time of mourning until the paint/ink fades but nero and his crew tattooed theirs on

fuckyespetercapaldi:

kitt66:

And here is a Peter autograph on the Day of the Doctor DVD - I really don’t know what to say other than thanks to Staceyann ‏(@stacey_lovestar on twitter) for sharing the picture of her very special autograph,

HE DREW HIS FUCKING EYEBROWS IM SO DONE G O O D B Y E

fuckyespetercapaldi:

kitt66:

And here is a Peter autograph on the Day of the Doctor DVD - I really don’t know what to say other than thanks to  for sharing the picture of her very special autograph,

HE DREW HIS FUCKING EYEBROWS IM SO DONE G O O D B Y E

(Source: instagram.com)

amovible:

thebiblemachine:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

wtat

Ironically Palestinians have to do that in Israel and no one bats an eye

NO YOU IDIOT SHUT UP OKAY I’LL RANT AT YOU IN A SECOND
“The leaflet begins “Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality
" and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and "register."….Consequences for non-compliance will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property,” it said. A registration fee of $50 would be required, it said.”According to this article, the local governments have denied any responsibility for these leaflets, implying that they are fake and not an institutionalized threat. (It’s also just one city, according to MSNBC.)
It’s still a really dangerous and terrifying reminder of the horrific anti-Semitism that abounds even today. In most places, such as Belgium, the first signs of the Holocaust were like this; Jews had to register when Germans took over. Their new identification read “Race: Jew. Religion: atheist.” No wonder the Jewish citizens there are scared. Look where that ended up.
Now to the idiotic Palestine comment. Yes, the Israeli army as a whole treats Palestinians very poorly. But nobody ever thought of committing mass murder against them! We are speaking of people throwing the Holocaust at us (“us” being our global community, which has the responsibility to respond) and you are responding with petty accusations. It’s like if someone went up to you and said “That person killed my brother” and you said “Well you pushed his brother down in the mud yesterday, so why should I care?”
There is still a LOT of anti-Semitism in the world today, and Israel’s actions don’t exactly help. But don’t try to justify your anti-Semitism with the politics of two countries you really know nothing about.

amovible:

thebiblemachine:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

wtat

Ironically Palestinians have to do that in Israel and no one bats an eye

NO YOU IDIOT SHUT UP OKAY I’LL RANT AT YOU IN A SECOND

        “The leaflet begins “

Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality

      " and states that all people of Jewish descent over 16 years old must report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and "register."
      ….Consequences for non-compliance will result in citizenship being revoked “and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property,” it said. A registration fee of $50 would be required, it said.”

According to this article, the local governments have denied any responsibility for these leaflets, implying that they are fake and not an institutionalized threat. (It’s also just one city, according to MSNBC.)

It’s still a really dangerous and terrifying reminder of the horrific anti-Semitism that abounds even today. In most places, such as Belgium, the first signs of the Holocaust were like this; Jews had to register when Germans took over. Their new identification read “Race: Jew. Religion: atheist.” No wonder the Jewish citizens there are scared. Look where that ended up.

Now to the idiotic Palestine comment. Yes, the Israeli army as a whole treats Palestinians very poorly. But nobody ever thought of committing mass murder against them! We are speaking of people throwing the Holocaust at us (“us” being our global community, which has the responsibility to respond) and you are responding with petty accusations. It’s like if someone went up to you and said “That person killed my brother” and you said “Well you pushed his brother down in the mud yesterday, so why should I care?”

There is still a LOT of anti-Semitism in the world today, and Israel’s actions don’t exactly help. But don’t try to justify your anti-Semitism with the politics of two countries you really know nothing about.

Matryoshka

finalproblem:

In The Empty Hearse, three of the biggest “WTF just happened there?” parts for Sherlock fans were:

  1. Lord Moran’s half-baked plan to blow up Parliament.
  2. Sherlock’s iffy explanation of how he survived the fall.
  3. The choice to cut away to Sherlock’s fall explanation right in the middle of the bomb story.

Conveniently, one of these “problems” is actually a solution.

Time to kill two birds with another bird.

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