A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.
Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Also know where the head will be positioned. The person will be looking down the barrel to line up the sights (the two protruding thingies at the top that help you pinpoint your target). Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here:
[And of course, disclaimer: I’m not racist or biased because of “kraut” and “kike”; I find slurs humourous, which is why I don’t get offended when people call me “faggot” or “jap.” So cool your tits please and try to see the funny side for once.]
And if you’re uber pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
AND if you wanna get a little creative:
I’m always a fan of the minigun………
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http://zilliah.tumblr.com/post/49680908299 (img 3 to 5)
Daggers and Poniards of the Christian Middle Ages
The illustrations and descriptions have been taken from "An Illustrated History of Arms and Armour: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time," by Auguste Demmin, and translated by Charles Christopher Black. Published in 1894 by George Bell.
- British cutlass, tenth century. It bears on the blade the names “Edwardus,” and “prins agile.” It is attributed to Edward II.
- Iron dagger, about a foot long, thirteenth century.
- Iron dagger, thirteenth century. Blade measures about 12 inches, and the haft about 5 inches.
- Iron poniard, probably Scottish, fourteenth century.
- Same as above.
- Poniard, beginning of the fourteenth century.
- Iron dagger, about 14 inches long, beginning of the fourteenth century. The haft is very long.
- Iron dagger, about 19 1/2 inches long, end of the fourteenth century.
- Iron dagger, 14 1/2 inches long, end of the fourteenth century. The handle is of carved bone.
- Iron dagger, end of the fourteenth or beginning of the fifteenth century.
- Poniard, end of the fourteenth century.
- Dagger, fifteenth century.
- Scottish dagger, about 14 1/2 inches long, wooden handle, fifteenth century.
- Dagger with single thumb ring, about 16 inches long, fifteenth century.
- Dagger with double thumb ring, sixteenth century. The two rings were placed there to fix the dagger on a shaft, or at the end of a lance, to resist cavalry.
- Dagger, anelace, or Verona dagger, fifteenth century.
- Dagger, anelace, fifteenth century.
- Dagger, fifteenth century.
- Dagger of a German lansquenet, sixteenth century, about 14 inches long. Polished steel sheath.
- Dagger of German lansquenet, sixteenth century.
- Main gauche, Spanish, with the inscription “Viva Felipe V.,” which shows that this weapon was in use in the year 1701.
- Stiletto (Spitzdolch), about 12 inches long, end of the sixteenth century. In Germany these weapons were also called Panzerbrecher, or cuirass-breaker.
- Dagger, Swiss, sixteenth century. These daggers are often provided with small knives, which served to cut the thongs of the armour, to pierce holes, and for various purposes.
- Dagger, German, sixteenth century.
- Poniard, German, with wavy blade, very short and broad.
- Poniard, German, sixteenth century. The guard has four quillons.
- Main gauche, sixteenth century.
- Main gauche, German, sixteenth century.
- Main gauche, German, about 20 inches long, sixteenth century. Engraved handle.
- Main gauche, German, with indented blade for breaking the enemy’s sword; thumb ring, and quillons curved in inverse directions; sixteenth century.
- Main gauche, German, with indented blade for breaking swords, sixteenth century.
- Close-up of indented blade of previous dagger.
- Large German brise-épée, sixteenth century.
- Close-up of indented blade of previous dagger.
- Poniard, German, sixteenth century.
- Large main gauche, German, with indented quillons, and grated guard as sword-breaker, seventeenth century. It measures about 25 by 10 inches.
- Stiletto, German, called Panzerbrecher, or cuirass-breaker, about 12 inches long, sixteenth century.
- Poniard, about 10 inches long, richly studded with precious stones. This weapon belonged to Sobieski, King of Poland.
- Poniard, German, called Panzerbrecher. The numbers on the blade probably used for measuring the bore of cannons.
Some tutorials that I’ve come across, organized both for my own viewing pleasure and to hopefully assist others as well. I update this list whenever I come across new, helpful pieces.
A lot of these are hosted on my personal Tumblr, but I don’t change my url so it’s pretty safe to bookmark them…
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So hey look I have this sheet and it’s really handy if you want to develop the basics of a character
it looks really simple at first but this is actually amazingly useful for getting to know your own characters
Checklist for character development.
Created by myself, compiled from questions gleaned from several sources, and some of my own additions.
It should be noted, that not every character will check every one of these things off. It is not REQUIRED to have all this information, but this checklist is, rather, a guideline for helping you think of your character as an entire, three dimentional being with thoughts, feelings, possessions, contradictions and background.
A character is 20% revealed to the reader, 80% writer/author/Mun knowledge. What the Reader sees is just the tip of the iceburg, but without the other 80% the character can’t help but come off feeling shallow. There’s nothing beneath the surface - KNOWING as much bout your character as possible, instrinsicly, in detail, intimately, can do nothing but help build believability and dimension to your character.
Use only the things on this list that you feel are important, but I would like to remind you that the reader learns a lot about a character NOT through exposition (that’s kind of a cheat, and always feels , to me, like a rather clunky way of conveying knowlege), but through their actions, quirks, thoughts, and even through the things they own and carry with them. What kind of food they eat and how they eat it. What they wear. What they carry in their wallets. I encourage you, as writers, to consider these things when creating a character, and encourage you MORE to leave the exposition out and tell us about your character through these other means!
If nothing else, this will give you a LOT to work with when writing with your character. Maybe it’ll spur you to write about the character’s parents. Or the relationship between them and their family. Maybe you’ll find yourself inspired to write something about how they lost everything in a fire - and the importance each remembered lost item held.
There is certainly no rule that says you HAVE to do it this way, but invariably, the most memorable characters are the ones that we as readers can relate with. It’s hard to relate with just words - but people - with beliefs and dreams and fears - that’s something we can get behind.
I certainly hope you find this useful, and since so many have been inclined to reblog and like this, I shall endeavor to add more character creation and writing tips, lists and excercises up on this blog!
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