A video game that lampshades the player’s ability to revive after death and incorporates it into the setting:
"I don’t know what planet you’re from, kid, but here on Earth people stay dead.”
And they do. NPCs that are killed stay dead. You experience loss over the course of the plot until one of the first NPCs to die shows up again, laughs, and says,
"It’s a bit different than back home, isn’t?"
And turns out to be the Big Bad.
Even better, make everything broach upon the Fourth Wall. The protagonist can hear background music, glances at the camera and mutters about being watched, and, best yet, whenever a decision is made that contradicts the protagonist’s personality, the protagonist tries to resist the decision, only to obey the player’s will.
Sinister music starts to play and and the protag stiffens and starts muttering “shit, shit, shit, shit, something’s coming, where’s it coming from? Shit-“
OBLIGATORY ‘AUS I REALLY WANT’ POST
- incredibly long crosscountry train ride AU
- police procedural AU
- bookstore AU
- reluctant teammates that save the world together AU
- platonic living together AU
- lawyers AU
- stuck-in-an-airport-because-the-flights-were-SO-VERY-delayed-and-it’s-like-two-am AU
- sent to live with cousins AU
- pretending to be siblings because of reasons AU
- teaming up to rescue respective abducted children AU
- pseudo-adopting-the-runaway-i-ran-into AU
- forget high school students AU i want a high school teachers AU
- law school AU
HERE HAVE SOME MORE
- on the same college tour AU
- trapped in a bank during a robbery AU
- forced to share a table at the coffee shop a couple days in a row because crowded coffee shop and no room AU
- DOCTORS AU
- medical school AU
- ride the same bus together literally every day AU
- vet clinic AU
- 'i'm pretending to be ur bff bc u looked VERY uncomfortable with that person at the bar hitting on u' AU
- college professors AU
- on a train together and the train is stopped in the middle of nowhere for some reason AU
is it okay if I add some
- met at a ren faire AU
- sat next to each other on a roller coaster AU
- got locked out of dorm room AU
- camping in the same area AU
- hurricane during a beach trip AU
- met at a card game competition AU
- kids go to the same school AU
- little kids getting way too caught up in make-believe AU
- got involved in a heated game of Smash Bros. at a con AU
- cosplayed as the same character AU
hello yes here’s more
- snowed in AU
- lives alone in the woods by a waterfall and finds a confused lost person walking around AU
- fighting a squirrel AU
- finding a puppy on the side of the road AU
- asthma attack without the inhaler in the middle of the night and the other one sings to calm them down AU
- spy AU
- con artists AU
- grew up as best friends but you got hot over the summer can i touch ur biceps AU
- war prisoner/captor who lets them go but they want to stay AU
- scared of flying AU
- x-men with powers of fire and ice AU
- your dog likes my dog you should date me or something idk i mean it’s only appropriate AU
- photograper/actor AU
- repairman AU
- strip club AU
- surfer AU
- private security AU
Imagine arriving home to find your favourite character has done a romantic display for an unforgettable dinner. You sit and he brings a delicious Italian food, that smells and tastes really good. When you ask him how he did such a splendid meal, he blushes and confesses that made a mess while trying to make dinner so he ordered the food. You smile tenderly and tell him not to worry because it was sweet anyway; and you’ll give him an awesome moment in bed for being a love. Night is gonna be great.
can you tell the exact point in time where I stopped trying to make this into a comprehensible tutorial
ahhh but there you go anon! I hope you find this tutorial useful ahah;; I find that observing real life (or just googling up faces and expressions) really help with understanding faces and how they do the thing. So keep on practicing!
Muslim vampires who won’t drink blood unless it’s halal. Black vampires finding out they don’t catch fire in sunlight, Scandinavian vampires finding they’re instantly reduced to ash, a few working out deals to make sure everybody has what they need at all hours. Bollywood films where vampires fall in love with humans but they’re already betrothed to other vampires. Vampires who get ridiculed for believing in aliens. A breakaway Christian sect claiming that Jesus was a vampire and the sacrament was literal, and therefore vampires are the chosen people of God. Jewish vampires being very, very uncomfortable with this sect.
Advice: Story Takes Place Over Four Years
Anonymous asked: The time frame my novel takes place in is four years. I don’t really want to add dates in the beginning of chapters like some books do, but I don’t know how to effectively convey that everything is happening over a course of four years. Thank you, in advanced, you are always wonderfully helpful!
In a novel that takes place over four years, you’re probably going to do a lot of time skips. Take a look at my post Accounting for Lost Time in Scene Transitions which shows you how to incorporate time skips into your story. This will allow you to cover a large period of time without having to be specific about the dates as they pass. You should also make sure to mention the seasons as they pass. You don’t have to say, “It’s fall now…” but you can mention falling leaves, cooler temperatures, going to a Halloween party, etc., to give a nod to the seasons as they pass. This will help show that time is passing and give readers a marker for just how much time has passed.
Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.
Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.
It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.
it doesn’t matter if she knew a bunch of stuff or anything, she murdered people. she doesn’t need to be known as anything nice. jfc tumblr.
Ah, so she was a rich and powerful psychopath. That obviously makes everything better.
Shes a prime example of girl power, the 650 girls and women that died horrendous deaths so she could bathe in their blood? well…fuck them amirite?