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Posted 5 days ago on Apr 18th with 96,379 notes
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Tagged: #survival #Sinking Car #Zip Tie #Ice

voltisubito:

cutebabe:

queerfabulousmermaid:

girlsgetbusyzine:

dashuri96:

http://www.inglotcosmetics.com/nails/products/141

this retailer sells a halal nail polish. this allows for oxygen and water to go through the nail, which makes it acceptable to wear during prayer. spread the word. 

“Being a relatively modern creation, nail polish remains obviously unaddressed by early Islamic sources. But the general consensus in the Islamic community is that praying with nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the wudu ritual from being completed five times a day.” (source)

For any Muslim followers.

^^^^^^^

HEY

NO

DON’T ACTUALLY USE THIS FOR THE SAKE OF WATER PERMEABILITY. IT’S NOT VERY EFFECTIVE.

It’s only water vapor permeable, and it’s not at all water permeable when you apply multiple coats, a top coat, or a base coat.

You should use the Tuesday In Love water-permeable brands instead! They’re completely water permeable and come in a whole ton of colors!

Here’s a test that a sister did comparing the Inglot brand and the Tuesday In Love brand on a paper towel so you can see for yourself.

please please please spread this around, I would hate for a lot of sisters to have their prayers invalidated because of something like this.

Posted 6 days ago on Apr 17th with 109,026 notes
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Tagged: #nail polish #Muslim

5 Common Story Problems with Simple Fixes

fictionwritingtips:

Our stories are often plagued with these common story problems, but if we don’t know how to fix them, we’ll never improve our writing. It’s important that you remember you don’t need to scrap your novel if you keep having the same issues over and over again. Hopefully this list will help you pinpoint what’s going on and provide ways for you to improve your novel.

Problem: Unmotivated Characters

If you’re having trouble figuring out where your story should go next, the problem could be with unmotivated characters. Characters aren’t in your novel just so you can push them around every once in a while and make them do things. They need to develop over time and keep your story going in the right direction.

Solution:

Work on your character’s wants, goals, and motivations. You need to figure out what’s driving your character if you want them to do anything. Where do they want to end up? What’s standing in their way? What’s their plan? Who will help them? Think about everything your character will need to do to resolve your novel. Focus on what they want and what motivates their actions and your characters will stop being dull and lifeless.

Problem: Boring First Chapters

A boring first chapter is dangerous because you want to captivate your audience right away. You don’t want to lose readers just because of this, but sometimes it happens.  You should give enough information to keep your readers interested, while also keeping them intrigued enough to figure out what happens next.

Solution:

Putting emotion into your scenes from the beginning will not only help set the tone, but we’ll get an immediate understanding of your world. The best advice I can give is to construct a scene that helps us best understand your character. If they’re on the run, show us that they’re being chased. If they’re sad and lonely, construct a scene that lets us feel their isolation. You don’t necessarily need to open your book with action, but you do need to introduce the conflict. Think about what your character wants and go from there. Think of your first chapter as an introduction to an essay. You don’t go right into the points immediately, but you set us up for something good.

Problem: Plot Holes

Writers worry about forgetting to include important information in their novel that’s necessary to the plot. If you’re discovering that readers often point out plot holes in your story, maybe it’s time to reevaluate how you plan your novel.

Solution:

Pre-planning or prewriting your novel often solves any plot hole problems. If you take the time to write out important scenes so you don’t forget them, your story will become stronger. However, if you’re not someone who likes to do so much planning, you can tackle plot holes during the editing phase. Take notes when you’re editing so that you can catch these plot holes and figure out where you can add necessary information. A plot hole does not always mean your novel needs loads of reworking, but it is something you need to take the time to fill in.

Problem: Poor Pacing

Poor pacing can ruin a novel, but luckily it’s something you can tackle head on before you even start writing your story. Good pacing helps add tension to your novel and helps you make sure there’s enough rising and falling action to keep your story interesting.

Solution:

Planning out your novel ahead of time also helps solve pacing problems. You can create a timeline that helps you keep track and plan out when you want certain things to happen. Read up on story arcs and try to plan out your scenes accordingly. If you’re already done with your novel and you notice poor pacing, try rearranging scenes or spreading out the action.

Problem: Info-Dumping

A very common writing problem is info-dumping. This is when you tell your readers loads of information at a time without showing them anything important. Info-dumps usually occur in first chapters of novels, but they can happen anytime during the course of your story. Info- dumps can drag down your story and bore your readers.

Solution:

Cut out long paragraphs where you explain what’s going on in your novel and show your readers instead. Avoid over explaining things that can be explained through action. Letting your audience figure things out instead is a much more satisfying reading experience and it lets your readers connect with your characters on a deeper level.

-Kris Noel

Posted 1 week ago on Apr 15th with 7,359 notes
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Tagged: #writing #text #plot #character

yolktuba:

sanimej2:

gatesandlogic:

djentlemenbehold:

tsuthetiger:

WAIT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHICK THAT FALLS OFF THE THRONE OR CHAIR

SPINZAKU SPIN!

OMFG I CANT BREATHE FROM LAUGHING TO HARD

the return of spinzaku is just what we needed from 2014, all other memes are cancelled from now on

Posted 1 week ago on Apr 09th with 27,209 notes
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Tagged: #lol

Gaah! I love this crossover! Parapines! I wish there are more stories where the Pines twins and Norman go on an adventure! But first off, they have to get to know each other! 

tittily:

rendezvousramen:

snoweyboo:

rendezvousramen:

Who’s hair do you think causes the biggest struggle for cosplayers?

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good god

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sending ur bottle of got2b to the shadow realm

Posted 2 weeks ago on Apr 05th with 13,430 notes
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Tagged: #funny #anime #homestuck

falvie:

anatomicalart:

fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A workable fuck-ton of male archery references (per request).

[Please note that the top two images of the white statues are for weaker bows; typically, the bow will have a stronger pull weight. The front arm would be fully extended and straight, and the hand gripping the arrow would not be pinching the arrow itself.]

Sources:
Images (1 & 2) academicart
Images (3, 4 & 5) greytaliesin (who’s blog has since been changed to hallaheart)
Image (6 & 7) scott-eaton
Image (6) syccas-stock
Image (8) greygoosearchery
Image (9) naturalarcher

Moregasms

Posted 2 weeks ago on Apr 05th with 14,951 notes
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Tagged: #reference #archery #archer

For those going on internet blind dates (or just traveling somewhere alone)

bpdemoness:

slackmcnasty:

earthwindandherpes:

Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.

Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message. [x]

Important

i can see this being extremely helpful for sugar babies and various types of sex workers who perform their sexual labour irl in a one on one setting

Posted 2 weeks ago on Apr 05th with 53,022 notes
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Tagged: #internet safe

guy:

i think the lesson of this photoset is to check yo muthafuckin math calculations before u hand the test in bc sometimes u need to check shit twice before u realize whats up (x)

Posted 3 weeks ago on Mar 29th with 190,589 notes
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Tagged: #funny

paradiseprogram:

bye mom

Posted 3 weeks ago on Mar 29th with 167,904 notes
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Tagged: #Gif #Another portal to hell
Posted 3 weeks ago on Mar 29th with 35,154 notes
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Tagged: #lol

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A wicked fuck-ton of human back references.

[From various sources]

Backs are cool but scary to draw.

Posted 3 weeks ago on Mar 29th with 1,122 notes
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Tagged: #backs #reference

fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A possibly workable fuck-ton of tree references.

[From various sources]

Posted 3 weeks ago on Mar 29th with 7,230 notes
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Tagged: #tutorial #trees