The Resource

My collection of useful writing tips and resource pictures to help me create artwork, and develop stories :)

April 23, 2014 8:40 pm 7:20 pm

vikingbrides:

HISTORY MEME ↦  two natural disasters ↦ (1/2) ↦ THE THERA ERUPTION

The Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption or Santorini eruption, was a major, catastrophic volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index of 6 or 7, and a Dense-rock equivalent of 60 km3, which is estimated to have occurred in the mid-second millennium BCE. The eruption was one of the largest volcanic events on Earth in recorded history. The eruption devastated the island of Thera (also called Santorini), including the Minoan settlement at Akrotiri, as well as communities and agricultural areas on nearby islands and on the coast of Crete. There are no clear ancient records of the eruption; the eruption seems to have inspired certain Greek myths, may have caused turmoil in Egypt, and may be alluded to in a Chinese chronicle. Additionally, it has been speculated that the Minoan eruption and the destruction of the city at Akrotiri provided the basis for or otherwise inspired Plato’s story of Atlantis. (x)
April 22, 2014 8:40 pm

ancientart:

Minoan artifacts from University of Illinois at Chicago Library Digital Collections, photos taken in the 1930s.

The first artifact shows a golden Minoan seal ring of a king of the dynasty of Minos, 1650 B.C.E. The scene shows the goddess of vegetation with two hand maidens, invoking the gods for rain. The second photo, a Minoan vase ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The upper carving depicts three bulls being lead led into an athletic arena for a bull leaping ceremony. The lower carving depicts pairs of boxers entering the ring equipped with headgear and gloves. The third artifact, a Bronze Age Minoan cup, ca. 1530-1750 B.C.E. The drawing depicts a treaty ceremony involving soldiers and farmers. The soldiers are holding swords and wearing plumed hats, while the two farmers off to the right are carrying staffs and wearing bulkier clothing.

Courtesy University of Illinois at Chicago Library Digital Collections.

7:20 pm
nebuwah-hutip:

Minoan Greeks depicted in the tomb of Senemut, 18th dynasty.

nebuwah-hutip:

Minoan Greeks depicted in the tomb of Senemut, 18th dynasty.

April 21, 2014 8:40 pm 7:20 pm

kinglers:

i could probably go all day linking to some awesome posts about the tumblr community and making jokes about cishet/white/men but i think you get the point and if you still don’t, then there’s probably no hope for you anymore seeing as you have so much privilege shoved right up your ass from the day you were born

(via bloodbending)

April 20, 2014 8:40 pm
plankt0n:

lost-moonlight:

Imagine though when you find your soul mate and this happens

this is one of the most beautiful gifs I’ve seen.

plankt0n:

lost-moonlight:

Imagine though when you find your soul mate and this happens

this is one of the most beautiful gifs I’ve seen.

(Source: lovejustsomething, via wolfnight2012)

7:20 pm
icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine:

so heres a list compiling what i have in my likes, my bookmarks and my reference tag
it took me four hours so you guys better reblog it
hair tutorials:
messy bun tutorial
different ways to braid
elsa-ish braid
how to fishtail
romantic curls
waterfall braid
three-braid updo
another elsa-ish braid
braided bun
braided headband
hecka cute messy bun
ways to wear scarves/bandanas
lovely bun with braids
dutch braid crown
pin curls!
braided ponytail
braid + bun updo
how to do pastel hair
8 ways to wear a bow
4-strand braid
double wrap braid
makeup tips:
how to apply eyeliner
how to apply blush
6 makeup tips
winged eyeliner tutorial
how to do your makeup with a spoon
how to apply eyeshadow
natural beauty remedies
a guide to eyeliner
ombre eyeliner
sparkly party makeup
silver eye makeup tutorial
what makeup complements my complexion?
what makeup suits you?
lipstick tricks
writing tips:
character development sheet
body language
the 12 archetypes 
name generator 1
dialogue tips
how to write female characters
characterization tips
info about the 50s/60s/70s
fictional languages
get past writers block
surname master post
name generator 2
234 synonyms for ‘said’
writing tips masterpost
emotions!!!
make blueprints for houses
names for fictional worlds
seven steps to the perfect story
helpful descriptive words
how to write smut
fantastic clothes and where to find them:
rad leggins
hecka adorable tights
cloaks
old fashioned clothes
sherlock-inspired outfits
more badass tights
more rad tights
knit fairy tale hoods
leather fairy tale footwear
guide to shoes
find clothes that your favorite characters have worn
green day-inspired outfits (1)(2)(3)
beatles-themed outfits
probably the most fancy punk rock dress ever
hella rad ear cuffs
motherfucking medieval circlet crown things
hella sexy 50s halter dress
"persephone" dress
panda onesie
pop art dress
hella sexy corset
beatle girls fashion
fashion inspiration
exceptionally punk rock leather vest
fandom things:
geek engagement rings
star trek engagement rings
avengers-inspired outfits
homestuck makeup
loki-inspired eye makeup
make pokeball cookies
teen castiel boots
themed key neclaces
night vale bingo
beatles movie masterpost
lord of the rings-themed nails
how to make butterbeer
do your hair like the ladies in game of thrones
disney villains makeup
various fandom dresses
captain america leather jacket
dean winchester leather jacket
TARDIS mug
food/recipes:
shelf life of food
lavender lemonade
motherfucking pie
how to make nutella fudge
ultimate guide to chocolate chip cookies
easy snacks
muffin in a mug
cheeseburger cupcakes
how to make huge food
starbucks secret menu
oreo cookie butter
panera mac n’ cheese
starbucks holiday drinks
nutella hot chocolate
pastry folding 101
mini lemon and blueberry cheesecakes
david bowie-inspired cocktails
french bread pizza
15 pound homemade snickers bar
make candy crystal meth
reeses peanut butter cheesecake
extra fancy garlic bread
smoothie recipes for everything
chocolate chip cookie dough brownie pie
4 different smoothies
bread crusts with herbs
cookies n’ cream cupcakes
mini tortilla crust pizzas
mini mac n’ cheese pies
deep dish cookie for one
roasted tomato pasta
best grilled cheese
best chocolate cake
potato rissole 
french toast rollups
peanut butter crownies
pumpkin spice smoothie
s’mores stuffed pizza cookie
the best cookie recipes
chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bombs
how to make chocolate lasagna
mini apple pies
art tutorials/tips:
hundreds of pose references wowie
how to draw profiles 
a guide to figure drawing (this helped me a hecka lot)
drawing eyes
lip tutorial
how to draw jeans
amaze color blender
hands hands hands
more hands
torso reference
wings
painting blood
how to draw shoes/feet
psychology of color
simple expression guide
sitting poses
more color psychology
drawing hair and fur
hecka lot of clothing refs
pose reference blog
another hand tutorial
how to draw arms
expression tutorial
skin color palatte
how to draw booties
drawing ears
hands at sides tutorial
drawing heads
guide to foreshortening
drawing cats
how to be healthy:
meditation tips
how to take the perfect nap
how much exercise do you need? 
site that will help you focus/get work done
10 hours of calming heavy rainfall
dozens of healthy recipes for every occasion
when you’re feeling suicidal
create your own safe haven
healthy, soothing, calming drinks 
how to burn stomach fat
how to love yourself
recovery resources
health tips for students
happy jar
how to make your tea perfect
amazing smoothies
bunnies telling you how good you are
how to make a glitter jar
bored?:
night vale monopoly
learn how to survive a zombie apocalypse
how to play ‘sherlock’
supernatural workout
learn a new language!
learn london slang
take personality tests
watch this video
make gifs
see what its like to live on minimum wage
watch great vines
give people free rice by answering trivia!
make a flower crown
turn your handwriting into a font
take a dialect test
learn how to write elvish
take this amazingly accurate color quiz
live kitty cam

icanttellyoubutiknowitsmine:

so heres a list compiling what i have in my likes, my bookmarks and my reference tag

it took me four hours so you guys better reblog it

hair tutorials:

makeup tips:

writing tips:

fantastic clothes and where to find them:

fandom things:

food/recipes:

art tutorials/tips:

how to be healthy:

bored?:

(via zoienightshade)

10:48 am

shahlalalalala:

intlsugarbaby:

sugar-babe-kira:

european-sugar:

prostheticknowledge:

Creepface

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REBLOOOG

reblooogggggg!!!!!

Keep all the girls safe!
And stay safe girlies.

Reblog constantly!

Not just the girls!
Keep everyone safe!

And this is perfect!

(via wolfnight2012)

10:45 am
Download free fucking books!

A fuckload of classic literature:

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
  4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  5. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
  6. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
  8. Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  9. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  11. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  12. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  16. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  17. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  18. Dubliners by James Joyce
  19. Emma by Jane Austen
  20. Erewhon by Samuel Butler
  21. For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke
  22. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  23. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  24. Grimms Fairy Tales by the brothers Grimm
  25. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  26. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  27. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  28. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  30. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  31. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  32. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  33. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  34. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  35. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  36. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
  37. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  38. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  39. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  40. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  41. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  42. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  43. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  44. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  45. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen
  46. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  47. Swanns Way by Marcel Proust
  48. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  49. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  50. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  51. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  52. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  53. The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  54. The Great Gatsby
  55. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  56. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  57. The Iliad by Homer
  58. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
  59. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  60. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  61. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  62. The Odyssey by Homer
  63. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  64. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  65. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  66. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  67. The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  68. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  69. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  70. The Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault
  71. The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
  72. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Duma
  73. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  74. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  75. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  76. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  77. Ulysses by James Joyce
  78. Utopia by Sir Thomas More
  79. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  80. Within A Budding Grove by Marcel Proust
  81. Women In Love by D. H. Lawrence
  82. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Click on the motherfucking Hypelinks bitches.

Here! Have a fuckload of modern literature, too!

  1. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
  2. A Study In Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
  4. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
  5. Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
  6. Bossypants - Tina Fey
  7. Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Truman Capote
  8. Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
  9. Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
  10. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
  11. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
  12. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
  13. Damned - Chuck Palahniuk
  14. Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
  15. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
  16. Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
  17. Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  18. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
  19. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  20. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
  21. Go The Fuck To Sleep - Adam Mansbach
  22. I Am America (And So Can You!) - Stephen Colbert
  23. I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  24. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
  25. It - Stephen King
  26. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
  27. Lolita - Vladmir Nabokov
  28. Marked - Kristin Cast
  29. Memoirs Of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
  30. My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
  31. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  32. One Day - David Nicholls
  33. Paper Towns - John Green
  34. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief - Rick Riordan
  35. Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard
  36. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  37. Snow White And The Huntsman - Lily Blake
  38. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  39. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
  40. The Giver - Lois Lowry
  41. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  42. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  43. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  44. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  45. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
  46. The Perks of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  47. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
  48. The Things They Carried - Tim O’Brien
  49. The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  50. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  51. Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
  52. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
  53. Vampire Diaries: The Awakening - L.J. Smith
  54. Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen
  55. Wicked - Gregory Maguire

(Source: nachosauruz, via bloodbending)