At the moment, I’ve lost my internet and its actually been lost for about 3 months now for personal reasons. I should be getting it back, though, in a couple of weeks. So please, if you’ve messaged me and I have not gotten back to you, I apologize. I will answer EVERYTHING when I come back!
Thanks for your time.
— Bethany Joy Lenz (via synthiat)
\ GAWM-lis \ , adjective;
1. lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
— Bethany Joy Lenz (via waltzingwithfire)
Create an entirely new, original character- in one week.
They can be from an existing narrative, they can be part of a new project, they can be someone without a home yet that you’ll keep the designs of for a bit until you find a place for them.
The point is to practice character design and development within a short time frame. Crunch time is best time to level up in skills.
(PS animals totally count. I think some machinery would technically count too. Anything with enough character to hold a picture book on their own is legitimate).
At the end of the week, post a character bio/design drawing/etc with what you have to your blog, and tag it in our tag (#promptsfromahat). I’ll probably either reblog some or make a masterlist with links.
The week starts when you want it to.
It’s on the honor system whether you did it in a week or not, because I don’t know your life.
THE RULES: Are made up.
THE POINTS: Don’t matter.
Good luck. May the character development be in your favor.
Do you ever just finish reading a book and feel completely destroyed?
I’m going to drop out of reality and become a fictional character.
\JAK-uh-neyps\ , noun:
1. An impertinent, presumptuous person, especially a young man; whippersnapper.
2. An impudent, mischievous child.
3. Archaic. An ape or monkey.
I blame those jackanapes on the council…
— George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
The long-established practitioners, Mr Wrench and Mr Toller, were just now standing apart and having a friendly colloquy, in which they agreed that Lydgate was a jackanapes, just made to serve Bulstrode’s purpose.
— George Eliot, Middlemarch
Jackanapes is a circuitous eponym. In the 1300s, it literally meant “jack of the apes” and was the nickname of William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, whose badge was an ape’s clog and chain. The word acquired the sense of “mischievous boy” two hundred years later.