girlwhovian:

cards against humanity / thor edition 

requested by ellie 

[sherlock edition]

writingwithcolor:

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Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s

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Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

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"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."
Anne Herbert (via duttonbooks)

spookycactusjunie:

[kicks your door in]

YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVEN TO YOU AND IF ANYONE TELLS YOU DIFFERENT THEY ARE WRONG YOU ARE DOING GREAT AND I LOVE YOU AND I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I BROUGHT YOU YOUR FAVORITE FOOD [aggressively slams down food container on the table]

  • Me: Who's a good boy?
  • Dog: ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • Me: YOU'RE A GOOD BOY!
  • Dog: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rothruinel:

cryin so hard
my lungs

rothruinel:

cryin so hard

my lungs

mckirkov:

percychekov:

cjquinn72:

megdaline:

teamfreekickass:

Actual footage of star trek.

I love that Chekov’s heart and head are lit up, this feels right. 

Jim is an angel………

#SULU’S UNOTUCHED
because he’s already a star

#shine bright like a sulu

mckirkov:

percychekov:

cjquinn72:

megdaline:

teamfreekickass:

Actual footage of star trek.

I love that Chekov’s heart and head are lit up, this feels right. 

Jim is an angel………

#SULU’S UNOTUCHED

because he’s already a star

kieren walker/amy dyer [best friendship ever]: How did they croak.

stunningpicture:

It’s all a matter of perspective

stunningpicture:

It’s all a matter of perspective

thewicked-eternity