- My German Teacher (in German): We have an observer here today but he doesn’t speak any German so we can talk about him and how stupid his tie is.
- Tumblr: What a great day
- Tumblr: The sun is shining
- Tumblr: Birds are singing
- Tumblr: What could go wrong?
- *Muffled singing*
- Tumblr: What...the fuck...?
- *Singing becomes louder*
- Tumblr: Shit.. * Looks around frantically*
- Superwholock: *Pants* WE HAVE TO LEAVE NOW
- SNK: I had a bad feeling that this would happen
- Homestuck: *carries 50 crates of apple juice* I'm fucking ready
- Tumblr: What's going on?
- SNK: The Apocalypse.
- Superwholock: *Frightened wailing*
- Marvel: It's too late they're already here!
- Hetalia: *BURST THROUGH THE DOOR, FALLS ON FACE AND THROWS TOMATOES*
- Hetalia: MARAKAITE CHIKUYUU MOTHER FUCKERS
So Sam Pepper’s all like
While everyone else is like
tweets a picture
it’s him looking
really pissed off
about his surroundings
Do you know any good places to either uses as references or do you have any pointers for creating a small town? Like quirky and slightly creepy with all sorts of unique characters altogether in one place - what would be a good way to go about developing that?
Settings and World Building is our very general tag about, well, settings and world building. However, as for specifically creating a town:
- Writing a Novel: The Appeal of the Small Town Setting
- Writing the small town
- How To Create Your Own Small Town
- How do things work in really small towns?
- A Close-Knit Community
- Down on the Farm
- Everytown, America.
- Quirky Town
- The Town with a Dark Secret
- A Close-Knit Communit
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Pinpoint how dense your town is. Usually when we talk about small towns we mean than 10,000 people, but it varies.
- Use lists: make a list of every feature your town should have. Make a list of all the locals. Make a list of the supernatural creatures there are (if there are any, or the town is more sinister because of what the humans do). If you want to go as far as making the town have its own mythology and legends, you can do it. If you’re creating your own creatures, or if you’re using already existent ones, make a list of all of them and develop their respective mythos, if only “what they are”, “how they look like”, “what they do”, “powers and weaknesses”, and the like, as well as their history with the town (if it’s known and people are indifferent to it, or a secret).
- Draw a map of your town, if possible, and find out where your town is (if it is in a real place, or part of a fictional world at large).
It all depends on what atmosphere you want to give the town. If you just want it to be really creepy and strange, or if you want it to have bits of humor, but still be creepy. Southern Gothic, for example, is known for relying on the American South (though it’s not completely fantastical, more so about magical realism, which seems to be what you’re going for), and uses small towns as settings frequently.
Look at small towns in fiction and see how they are depicted. Night Vale is known specially for it, for example.
Hello!! So do you have anything on what it's like to be in a fire? The effects on the body after being in a fire? How a person might feel after waking up from unconsciousness in a fire? We're talking like whole building up in flames here. I tried to research as much as I could, but I wasn't able to really find much besides info on carbon monoxide levels.
- Dying from a fire
When you’re burned alive, your eyeballs literally melt. So it’s safe to say fire melts eyeballs.
OUCH!Burns destroy skin, which controls the amount of heat our bodies retain or release, holds in fluids, and protects us from infection.
Body parts more affected: lungs, skin, veins, brain. The heart and liver are rarely affected when people set themselves on fire.
- Effects from exposure to smoke from flames
- Reference on Fabrics and Fire
- Writing About Fire
- The Writer’s Guide to Fire and Arson
- How to Write About Fire Accurately
- Heat Stress
- Emotional Impacts of Fires
- The Consequences of fire
- Intense Firefighter Footage Puts You Inside A Burning Building
A response we had once to a similar question:
To the fire anon: There is nothing like seeing a fire-damaged building. A home in my neighborhood recently burned partially to the ground, and when I next passed it after the incident, I stood in front of it for at least ten minutes, just staring. If you have a chance to do study a burned building, definitely do so. Also, remember that after a building is burned to a certain extent, it will get leveled to the foundation before it gets rebuilt, which I think could have some huge impact in writing - LIKETHEMORNINGPAPER