NOTE: About the front door it is entirely possible that it was simply already opened and it was just slightly offscreen from what part of the room (that is also Gamzee’s sleeping area) we could see. A point about his apparent lack of self preservation within his living space could still be made depending on how long you could imagine he spent futzing around with an open doorway before going out to check up on his lusus.
What we can know from this:
-Gamzee expects to be attacked right outside of his hive
-Gamzee on sopor is a decent enough fighter to be able to defend himself against other trolls
Do you ever wondered why this was to large to captchalogue while this was perfectly legit:
Dad’s modus allows for bigger items in his captchalogue. I mean, in a world with such thing as an inventory is possible, would you give a 13 old kid a Sylladex that allows them to captchalogue a whole car, or things as large as The Tumor?
But adults are more responsible, so their Sylladex allow for larger things.
Jake, for example, had a card that clogged his whole Sylladex which was HUGE, remember? It all depends on what Modus it is you have installed.
Hi, friend! First off, thank you so much! We apologize for how sporadically inactive we’ve been lately, but we’re really glad we’ve helped in whatever way we could! And in terms of the beta readers—yep! Feel free to drop a message in the inbox of whichever beta you feel would best fit your story! Be sure to mention you found them on our list so they know where you’re coming from, though. (:
If there’s anything else we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know! Best of luck on your story, and happy writing!!
(This has been requested, so now I’m making a TL;DR version of the Ancestor timeline with all the facts that we know of and that I can remember.
The whole thing is very long so I’m going to put a read more in there. I hope you find it helpful! :D)
- The Condesce…
It’s Halloween on the meteor/ship, and the kids want to celebrate. Unfortunately, no one can figure out how to alchemize King Size candy bars. And the trolls? They’re mostly just confused.
Swing Era AU: Character A is a struggling musician who just so happens to be on the run from the law. One evening, he/she stumbles on an eclectic speakeasy filled with the oddest bunch of carefree, off-kilter characters seen on this side of the Mississippi River.
Industrial Era AU: Character A is a young reporter in the 1890’s looking for his/her first big break. Then, suddenly, he/she makes an unlikely friend in an orphaned young newsy on the run from the law. Together they take on the city and uncover a few shocking truths along the way.
based on this really cool cosplay.
Hey! First of all, I love your blog, and Happy New Year! Second, I was wondering if you could help me with writing about a drug addict guy. How are drugs taken? What do they come in? (I mean packages or what?). And other tip you could give me! Thanks! :) - reading-posts
You’re going to have to narrow down your research.
Pick One (or More)
There’s no such thing as just drugs… in the general sense. There are several types of drugs classified by where they come from, what they do to a person, how they’re used, method of taking them, etcetera, etcetera. You have inhalants, cannabinoids, opioids, hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants, and I might even be forgetting some others.
You have to pick what drugs this character is addicted to, because that is your frame of reference on how he takes the drugs, where he finds them, and what effects they have on him. A character addicted to ecstasy (an stimulant) may act different to one taking dimenhydrinate (an hallucinogen). Why? Because normally stimulants such as ecstasy elevate alertness and increase your energy, while hallucinogens cause alterations of thought, mood, or perception. And while it’s more common to take ecstasy by swallowing, the most common way to take heroin (a depressant) is through injections.
So it really depends on what your character is looking for, and the access they have to the drugs. Depending on the setting, it may be easier for them to find, say, marijuana than LSD. Even glues, which is common to find because it’s an everyday object, can considered a drug when used the wrong way (inhalants).
Yet another thing to think about is whether they’re only taking one kind of drug or several. Even drugs mixed with alcohol can be a dangerous, powerful, or plain bad experience. This chart of drug combinations might be useful for you, plus researching how drug x and drug y mix together.
If you’re going for drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, or cocaine, which are a few of the most common gangs sell/abuse, you’re going to have to research how drug dealing works and what it entails for your character. Remember the price of drugs varies on the quality and quantity, and pay attention to this, because your character might not be exactly wealthy. Drugs can actually come in small plastic bags, packages, vials, bottles—it depends on which you pick.
Here’s a couple guides I’ve seen on drug-specific addictions.
(Disclaimer: please don’t rely only on these. They’re starting points)
- How To: Play A Character Under the Influence of Marijuana
- Characters On Heroin
- Heroin Addiction
- How To: Play A Character High on Cocaine
- How To: Play A Character High on Amphetamines
- Drug Reference Guide: Magic Mushrooms
- Drug Reference Guide: Opiates
- Drug Reference Guide: Alcohol
- Research: LSD
Look at your Character
Your character is where everything starts. There’s no cookie-cutter way on how drugs affect people, and it really depends on your character. Your character’s background, where the need or reason for doing drugs comes from—this is why it’s important to develop your characters beforehand to researching the drug.
Things like age, how much time they’ve been doing the drug in question, previous experience with drugs, matters, because they’re factors that could make your character’s behavior toward drugs vary. While you aren’t experienced with them, your character might be, and they’ll have to act as such.
Another helpful tip is to research for first-hand experiences of people with the drug in question. They’re help you grasp how your character might feel than with just general information.
- Research on: Rehabilitation Centres
- Writing Withdrawal
- Creating Fictional Drugs
- Physical and Psychological Addictions
- Character Development: The Addict
- Valerie’s Masterlist: Drugs & Drug Addiction
- Drug/Alcohol Use Links Post
Considering the current popularity of fandomstuck, I thought it might be a good idea to do up a condensed guide to shipping with quadrants. And even if you have no interest in fandomstuck, I know that quadrant shipping has certainly improved my enjoyment of fandoms across the board.
These are the quadrants as I’m best able to understand them in canon. If you have any corrections you’d like to make, feel free to message me, and I’ll consider editing a slide!