• If someone were stabbed in the stomach would they be able to survive it.?

    It's not that im planning on doing it, im just curious. if it were to pierce the stomach organ (that is connected to the esophogus) ok so assuming that the person was in good health, the knife/other stabbing object was clean, they were able to get medical attention immediately, etc. etc they would be able to survive? doing a report on vladimir putin show more
    It's not that im planning on doing it, im just curious. if it were to pierce the stomach organ (that is connected to the esophogus) ok so assuming that the person was in good health, the knife/other stabbing object was clean, they were able to get medical attention immediately, etc. etc they would be able to survive? doing a report on vladimir putin
    4 answers · Other - Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • How do writers come up with original story ideas?

    I love to write, but I have the worst time coming up with completely original ideas. Every time I come up with an idea, it is "inspired" by something that has already been done, and I feel as though I am copying someone elses idea. How do you come up with your ideas for a story?
    I love to write, but I have the worst time coming up with completely original ideas. Every time I come up with an idea, it is "inspired" by something that has already been done, and I feel as though I am copying someone elses idea. How do you come up with your ideas for a story?
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 1 decade ago
  • How to think of a super unique vampire/werewolf story?

    Okay, I love vampires and werewolves and have since I was little. I wanted to make a vampire/werewolf story but I know that there is already quite a few book/movies about it out. How could I make it super unique (nothing like twilight or underworld) but still use vampires and werewolfs?
    Okay, I love vampires and werewolves and have since I was little. I wanted to make a vampire/werewolf story but I know that there is already quite a few book/movies about it out. How could I make it super unique (nothing like twilight or underworld) but still use vampires and werewolfs?
    6 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 7 years ago
  • Is Stephen king right?

    I read On Writing by Stephen King and he specifically said "it's impossible for a bad writer to become a good writer or even a competent writer." This completely shattered my dreams of becoming a writer because I'm a very bad writer. I hoped that I'd become good, but stephen king said that's impossible. Do you guys think... show more
    I read On Writing by Stephen King and he specifically said "it's impossible for a bad writer to become a good writer or even a competent writer." This completely shattered my dreams of becoming a writer because I'm a very bad writer. I hoped that I'd become good, but stephen king said that's impossible. Do you guys think he's right? Can I ever become a decent writer?
    13 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • What's the difference from vampire to vampire?

    No I'm not talking about how the movies believes what vampires are... I'm saying REAL vampires... I know one type of vampire is pyschic vampires.. is there any other vampire kinds or just that one? I've been doing some research over the past couple days, but I don't get any of it really.
    No I'm not talking about how the movies believes what vampires are... I'm saying REAL vampires... I know one type of vampire is pyschic vampires.. is there any other vampire kinds or just that one? I've been doing some research over the past couple days, but I don't get any of it really.
    8 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago
  • What is the real problem with cliches?

    *Disclaimer: Ice Queen doesn't support or appose cliches, just questions them* So I know most people on here hate cliches but here's my thought: Cliches are what make books popular. This is just an idea but think about it. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are two popular series but they both have the same "cliche" idea. Both... show more
    *Disclaimer: Ice Queen doesn't support or appose cliches, just questions them* So I know most people on here hate cliches but here's my thought: Cliches are what make books popular. This is just an idea but think about it. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are two popular series but they both have the same "cliche" idea. Both have a tween boy who finds out they have gifts outside of the norm. THere are many books with that sort of idea which makes it a cliche. Another thing, aren't cliches cliches or a reason? People like cliches so people use them more and more in books turning them into cliches? Now I'm not saying all books should be cliches and I'm not saying cliches are good but those are just thoughts I had. What do you think about cliches? What was you reaction to what I said? BQ~ What got you into writing/reading? BQ2~ Do you (still) read short chapter books like Magic Tree House? BQ3~ What is the title of the book you are reading/writing? Magic Tree House books are books for 7-9 year olds before they can read actual chapter books.
    12 answers · Books & Authors · 8 years ago
  • Why do poorly written books become popular?

    Like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. I think most people can agree that the writing is juvenile and the plot and characters are very hollow. So why are they immensely popular? I'm 19 and none of my friends nor myself like Twilight, and now, as an adult, I don't like fifty shades of grey. So don't generalize. (that was directed at... show more
    Like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. I think most people can agree that the writing is juvenile and the plot and characters are very hollow. So why are they immensely popular? I'm 19 and none of my friends nor myself like Twilight, and now, as an adult, I don't like fifty shades of grey. So don't generalize. (that was directed at Chase, to clarify)
    13 answers · Books & Authors · 6 years ago
  • Would this be cool or stupid for a scifi/fantasy story?

    In my story my MC has a mark, given to her at birth, on her wrist. I was thinking of making it look like a moon (but it would have a cool design too) but the moon would actually change as she does. Like towards the middle of the story she starts acting out and turning "evil", so maybe the moon starts to change and get darker/fuller, soon... show more
    In my story my MC has a mark, given to her at birth, on her wrist. I was thinking of making it look like a moon (but it would have a cool design too) but the moon would actually change as she does. Like towards the middle of the story she starts acting out and turning "evil", so maybe the moon starts to change and get darker/fuller, soon making a new moon (starting out as a crescent)? The basic theme of my story is yin and yang so that's why I thought of this, but I don't know if it would be cool? Or just really stupid? @Alberto You talking about the plot? If so, I already have the whole plot figured out so don't worry about that.
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 6 years ago
  • Do you think the artwork of Bleach is Good or Bad?

    I have obtained a sudden interest in this show, as I quit watching it a year back, and so I will be asking more about it. ~If you think the artwork is bad, what is bad about it?
    I have obtained a sudden interest in this show, as I quit watching it a year back, and so I will be asking more about it. ~If you think the artwork is bad, what is bad about it?
    15 answers · Comics & Animation · 9 years ago
  • Writers: Do you agree with this? Why or why not?

    In the book Save the Cat! Blake says that one of the signs that you have a bad story is when you are afraid that someone will steal it. He said the reason is because if it is truly your story then no one should be able to tell it as good as you. Do you agree with this why or why not? People steal story idea (or parts of them) all the time. How is... show more
    In the book Save the Cat! Blake says that one of the signs that you have a bad story is when you are afraid that someone will steal it. He said the reason is because if it is truly your story then no one should be able to tell it as good as you. Do you agree with this why or why not? People steal story idea (or parts of them) all the time. How is being cautious meaning you have a bad idea? Your thoughts?
    8 answers · Books & Authors · 6 years ago
  • What does it take to be a writer?

    I want to write novels, but what does it take?
    I want to write novels, but what does it take?
    11 answers · Books & Authors · 9 years ago
  • How to get inspired to keep writing.?

    I've been feeling bad and I know now, it's because my meaning for life is gone. I have been writing this book and I've put all my passion into. I loved it but I should have dedicated my work to it but.. I felt I couldn't write it anymore because it showed to many similarities to this be spiritual thing on youtube. After that I... show more
    I've been feeling bad and I know now, it's because my meaning for life is gone. I have been writing this book and I've put all my passion into. I loved it but I should have dedicated my work to it but.. I felt I couldn't write it anymore because it showed to many similarities to this be spiritual thing on youtube. After that I felt that everything in life is gone. It's like I can't write my book anymore and that killed me. I'm seeing that's it's not really all that similar not to the extent that I'd have to stop writing it but I've come to get extremely discouraged. Now I just see no point in living. I almost don't want to continue writing it, too discouraged to start another project. I want to finish it but I need to get back into it, how? Advice, what are you thinking? If it affects me this much, do you think that writing could possibly be my passion? Thanks all of you for helping me. You've all taught me something about writing.
    4 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago
  • How to not make a 'Werewolf' Cliché? Is my Werewolf idea Cliché?

    Note - This is a question for a fantasy story I am writing (Just for fun <3) :3 To be honest I've never really considered what makes a Werewolf Cliché. I've always loved werewolf films, ever since I was little, especially American Werewolf in London/Paris. I quite liked those movies. Anyway, when I write my own stories, I really try... show more
    Note - This is a question for a fantasy story I am writing (Just for fun <3) :3 To be honest I've never really considered what makes a Werewolf Cliché. I've always loved werewolf films, ever since I was little, especially American Werewolf in London/Paris. I quite liked those movies. Anyway, when I write my own stories, I really try to move away from the 'original' conception of a mythology, like how Vampires and Werewolves, or Angels and Demons came to be, and I think I can do this more since my stories are set in a fantasy world. Yet, even if a manage to escape the overused birth of such creatures, the clichés and traits of such creature are a little different. My Vampires for example, don't bloody sparkle. They are fierce, killing, psychotic, mindless, ugly killing(emphasis) things. They have no self awareness, they have no ambitions, not reason to live, they have no goals - nothing, but to feed - they are effectively zombies with a bit more brainpower to them (they hunt skillfully and can talk). I hate shiny Vampires... >.> Anyway, I have a Werewolf in my story (Well I have a few, 2 and one yet-to-be-transformed). From what I have seen, many cliché things which surround werewolves is that they are usually scrawny, geeky, nerdy guys who suddenly become macho mans, or they wake up naked in some field after having transformed (with no memory of the night before) or even have footprints leading up to them, showing their literal transformation, and many times they have no control/power over their transformation. Although these are the hallmark signs of Lycanthropy/Werewolf...ism(I dunno what you'd call it), I quite like creating my own rules/laws/and concept behind the creation of such creatures. I just wanted to know if, to the general-lovely-average-Joe-public, these ideas sound good, or if i should stick to the cliché side of it? Cheers - Here's Werewolf outline - 1. In the beginning the 6 almighty Werewolves were created by the Gods to guard the fallen angels. 2. Fallen Angels did not believe Werewolves = Werewolves go a little nutty because they can't fulfill their destiny. 3. Werewolves attack innocent people, most die, the few strong ones survive, carrying the Werewolf blood now until the end of time - I.e. their children will carry this blood too. 4. If the child is strong, the child will be hunted down by one of the original 6 Werewolves and transformed. (Even the weaker ones who are transformed by the Werewolves have heightened qualities to them). 5. Once attacked, the child will have to wait until the next full moon to transform. Whilst they are waiting, they 'MAY' find a way to rid/halt the transformation process, by either magic, amulets, alchemy...ect. 6. Once transformed there is no going back. 7. The full moon doesn't coax transformation. By day the affected is calm and gentle (or has a normal human personality) yet by night they show aggressive tendencies. The closer they are to a full moon, the harder it is to control the Werewolf within, yet if kept in a tranquil state they may go without transforming whatsoever. The affected may Transform at any time (Night) during the moon's cycle. 8. If they have trained, they may remain in control (up to a certain point) when in their Werewolf form. 9. Whilst in Human form, they are plagued with Blind looking eyes (Blue, Purple, Grey or White usually), yet upon transforming their eyes turn white with a black ring around the iris. 10. They don't look scrawny or weak whilst in Human form - their Werewolf blood shows through to show their true qualities. Some Werewolves are stronger, some are wittier, others faster... etc each person's alter ego is affected by their own human personality. 11. SILVER BULLETS DON'T KILL THEM - it was actually a lie they spread so that Slayers could think they were killer-ble. In actual fact, the only thing which is known to kill them is a bullet filled with crushed Angel bones and soaked in the blood of Demons (considering they are the children of the Gods). 12. No matter what they do, how far they run, how well they hide or fall off the grid - they WILL eventually be found and transformed. There is no hiding from the eyes of the Hounds of the Gods. and finally 13... 13. They are the guardians of the children of the Fallen Angels. The children of the Werewolves guard and protect the Fallen Children. There were 6 fallen Angels, and 6 Werewolf clans. Each clan protects one of the Fallen Children (With much reluctance and annoyance, since they still don't get along) But even if they hide or run, their destinies will entwine and cross at some point. So... what do people think of these Werewolf...things? Should I try to stick more to stereotypical views of them, or go forward with this concept? Thanks ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Black Dragonfly ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆ Note - They aren't 'Beautiful' - they look like normal Humans, with flaws and imperfections. They all don't suffer from 'Angst', only some do who don't readily accept what they are. They are vicious, terrifying creatures, yet just because something is a 'monster' just because something is affected by an ailment, doesn't make it a killing machine without thoughts, feelings and a will of it's own. I decided to create the story of the Fallen Angels just to give it something more than the - "oh, randomly bitten by a random Werewolf, one-in-a-million-chance, and now i will angst forever for being in the wrong place at the wrong time" - I have given them a reason to be tracked, they are prepared for their fate and know what is to happen. Some where attacked so young that the know no difference. And so what if they have changing eyes? Does SUDDENLY having changing eyes makes something a Mary-Sue? All I hoped was to make something "n "new" and imaginative rather than copy already done ideas.
    3 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 7 years ago
  • How do I add a picture to a reblog on Tumblr without it being a grey clickable box?

    Every time I reblog something and I add a jpg or gif or any picture from a link, when I save the post and reblog it the only way you can view the picture is by clicking a small, grey box which then opens up the picture. I want it to be where no one has to click a little grey box like that. How do I add the picture without this happening?
    Every time I reblog something and I add a jpg or gif or any picture from a link, when I save the post and reblog it the only way you can view the picture is by clicking a small, grey box which then opens up the picture. I want it to be where no one has to click a little grey box like that. How do I add the picture without this happening?
    Other - Internet · 7 years ago
  • Too much/little detail in a novel?

    My story plotwise is very detailed, but I don't want to have to explain every tid bit to the reader. It too much detail need in a novel or is it a bad thing. I mean for example a character walks into a room, I can say the room was a bedroom and was well lit, but do I need to explain the paint on the wall, carpet on the floor, and windows if they... show more
    My story plotwise is very detailed, but I don't want to have to explain every tid bit to the reader. It too much detail need in a novel or is it a bad thing. I mean for example a character walks into a room, I can say the room was a bedroom and was well lit, but do I need to explain the paint on the wall, carpet on the floor, and windows if they won't be used in the story's plot? Seems like a waste of time to me. Can someone give me some pros and cons of too much detail in a novel? I think the reader should be able to use their imaginations and not have everything explain to them. P.S: I know things suck as characters and symbols need to be described in great detail
    10 answers · Books & Authors · 8 years ago
  • What makes Stephanie Meyer's writing bad? ?

    What makes the twilight saga bad??? (not the Movies, the books!!!)
    What makes the twilight saga bad??? (not the Movies, the books!!!)
    6 answers · Books & Authors · 7 years ago