“Just one more thing before we start the banquet, Baiwu tells me he’s sensed a non-human life form in the castle.”
“Your Grace, it’s the princess!”
September 16, 2014
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September 9, 2014
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“Last time I only failed by the narrowest of narrowest margins.”
“You what? You died!”
“That’s a total lie.”
“No it’s not. I saw you myself.”
“‘No it’s not, I saw you myself.’ If you must know, Lyra, I let him escape. I could’ve killed him right there and then, but I didn’t. I restrained myself, and I paid the price.”
“Yeah, yeah. My niece had absolutely nothing to do with it.”
September 3, 2014
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Practically the greatest bane of my existence (no, not Magnus, please stop) must be coming up with names. So this post is – hopefully – going to compile a pretty good list of name generators.
See, it’s all good and well telling us fantasy writers to “just observe the names you see on a daily basis and use those”, but we are now at the point where if the names of your characters don’t sound like they at least don’t actually exist in real life, then they can’t fit the genre. And, without further ado, we begin.
Note: I’ve also included generators for other stuff like clothes.
fantasynamegenerators.com (I have to put the URLs because otherwise they’re too hard to find)
This is probably one of the biggest sites for name generators I’ve come across yet. From left to right, there’s fantasy names, real names, place names, miscellaneous and even descriptions. And, under each heading, there’s a drop-down menu of oh, so many different sub-categories. They even have individual bits for LotR, aSoIaF, and the Elder Scrolls (whatever that is…), as well as Mass Effect and Star Wars.
This one’s a bit simpler than FNG, but great nonetheless, and my personal favourite when it comes to name generators, since it will save each name you’ve generated onto a list at the bottom of the webpage for you until you leave the browser, and you can copy a huge, hulking long list of names into a Word document afterwards (which I have often done), rather than having to copy each one individually. There’s also email address generators (in case your character needs a real snappy-sounding email in the story), screen names and Youtube username generators, though I have next to no clue as to why, really. And also, it has a WoW name generator too.
This is one I found courtesy of the Writers’ Forum magazine I try to read as constantly as possible. It not only has all kinds of generators, including some for helping with characters’ development and teensy tiny plot holes *covers gaping hole in story with self conspicuously*, but writing challenges! WRITING CHALLENGES FOR EVERY MONTH!
I say it with the utmost confidence, that this site is awesome! Every menu has at least, I don’t know, half a dozen options. Even potions! Potions! Also, Steven Savage (the super-cool guy who runs the thing) posts all the time on his blog thing, which is on the site as well, about world-building, creating alien races, all that kind of super-awesome stuff.
Also known as Serendipity. This one’s a bit more restrictive about how many actual generators there are, and it will only give you one name at a time, but quite a few of my favourite names came from there. And it also has Japanese, French and Medieval names, place names, and book titles.
And, of course, there’s so many different writing prompt blogs on Tumblr, too. Among the ones I follow are: creative-writingprompts, maraudererawriting (which is, as you may have guessed, mainly for HP fanfiction), cabeswaterprompts, and writingprompts.
September 2, 2014
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“Fallowby, have you ever been hit over the head with a large blunt object? No? Shut up then.”
August 26, 2014
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“If she once again refers to me as a traitor or an idiot, I’ll take that torch and set her poofy fringe on fire.”
August 22, 2014
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Right, so, theories. Although the above should probably say my conspiracy theories, since they probably aren’t even the slightest bit true, and I kinda hope one of them isn’t. But, anyway, yes! To the theories…
1. The world has not been fully mapped for a reason.
Okay, so you know those maps of the world that take up the whole sheet of paper/card/whatever? And they had those keys for the countries with the densest populations and smallest landmass and so on? Well, on some maps, the key actually takes up part of the ocean. And I think that Utalentia is hidden underneath it.
Note: we were doing icebreaker things in Science yesterday with our new teacher, and we had to say where we’d like to live. I said Utalentia (obviously!) and he asked me where it was. Off the coast of South America, I said.
2. GGRM is lying to everyone.
I think this is rather self-explanatory. People say the book’s about 3/4 edited, but he won’t give a release date, or anything. So this makes me think that maybe it’s already finished, and he just doesn’t want to let anyone read it.
3. Tumblr is right about something spooky.
The other day I was surfing tumblr, as you do, and I came across this one rather unnerving post. Basically, the idea was that maybe if you have a phobia of something, then that thing is what killed you in a past life.
Now, I don’t know exactly what I have a phobia of, but I know that I’m pretty scared of one of my teachers.
(Yep, that’s right – only three. Don’t have anymore.)