The Information Dump
A Descriptive Dictionary

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adventuresintimeandspace:

Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

#blood #blood loss #death #heart rate #hearts #dying #stab wounds #bleeding #murder

buffynaturalhelps:

So Your Character’s From California {not just Hollywood}
As a Californian, I am always bored by roleplays that take place in my state. Really? Hollywood? Los Angeles? Again? There are other places in the great golden state, you guys. Even beyond locations, every California-set roleplay operates around the same things. Celebrities, beaches, and money. Yes, this is accurate. We are all secretly Lauren Conrad over here. I can’t believe you found us out, I am blushing beneath my ridiculously deep tan. While that culture is present in California there is so much more than just that. Hopefully this series of little guides will give you some more information about the state as well as inspire you to make your roleplay more unique. Each one will contain a list of random things varying from lingo to places to sports teams that a Californian (depending on where they’re from) would most likely know about.
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buffynaturalhelps:

So Your Character’s From California {not just Hollywood}

As a Californian, I am always bored by roleplays that take place in my state. Really? Hollywood? Los Angeles? Again? There are other places in the great golden state, you guys. Even beyond locations, every California-set roleplay operates around the same things. Celebrities, beaches, and money. Yes, this is accurate. We are all secretly Lauren Conrad over here. I can’t believe you found us out, I am blushing beneath my ridiculously deep tan. While that culture is present in California there is so much more than just that. Hopefully this series of little guides will give you some more information about the state as well as inspire you to make your roleplay more unique. Each one will contain a list of random things varying from lingo to places to sports teams that a Californian (depending on where they’re from) would most likely know about.

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#california #food #communication #slang #school #university #universities #usa #america #hollywood

benzohelper:

BRITISH SLANG/PHRASES GUIDE.

This was requested by an anon. This is the original post.

These are just the words that are used in the lower-class parts of England. Upper-class/rich people probably don’t use these.

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#slang #communication #british slang #britain #england #uk #the uk

blahtherapy:

Anyone can help or be helped on blahtherapy.com

blahtherapy:

Anyone can help or be helped on blahtherapy.com

#therapy #ranting #venting #rants #anonymous #anon

dare-master:

Wrist (Ankle, Waist, Thigh, etc.) Catch

This is a very good knot to use if you expect your partner to struggle. This knot stands out from others because it will not tighten down if pulled on and is a very important safety feature.

Step 1 - Start with the midpoint of a length of rope and position it as shown.

Step 2 - Pull the double cords through the loop.

Step 3 - Wrap those cords around the wrist and.

Step 4 - Pull the double cords through the new loop you just formed. You have now very quickly placed 4 cords around the wrist.

Step 5 - Grab the free ends of the rope and pull them completely through the loop you made in step 4.   (This is the lock.)

Step 6 - Pull those cords all the way through. And tighten the knot.

Step 7 - This is what the knot looks like under tension.

Source:

Visit here for more DIY BDSM instructions

#knots #bdsm #sex #kink

fashioninfographics:

A Guide to Skirts
More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines /  Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool

fashioninfographics:

A Guide to Skirts

More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / HatsBelt knots / CoatsCollarsDarts / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Harem PantsHeelsNail shapes / NecklacesNecklinesPuffy SleevesShoes / ShortsSilhouettes / SkirtsTartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool

#skirts #clothing #sewing #fashion

Is it true that Abraham Lincoln slept with men?

▲ Anonymous

There’s no substantial evidence that Lincoln had homosexual relations. The wikipedia page has a lot of good references and further reading if you’re interested in the subject!

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#abraham lincoln #homosexuality #culture #ask #anon

do you have any tips on writing dialogue for a phone conversation?

▲ Anonymous

Writing phone dialogue is much like writing regular dialogue. The difference is that the characters can’t read each other’s body language, though you can still show it, because the reader will learn more about the character through how they react when no one is watching. If they are arguing, does the character punch the walls and kick the air, or do they cover their eyes and lean against the wall? This is a good way to reveal their true feelings. They may put on a show for the other character, but the reader can see the true emotional range. It doesn’t have to be contrary to their words - just because he says he hates her doesn’t mean he actually loves her, but the hate may be jealousy or frustration or a combination of things that are revealed through body language; and the person on the other end of the phone line won’t be able to hear.

Here are some of the more extensive dialogue tag lists from our favorite writing blog friends:

Clever Girl Helps

The Writing Cafe

Fuck Yeah Character Development

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#dialogue #writing #body language #phones #phone conversations #ask #anon

Hi do you have anything else on angels?

▲ Anonymous

We found a masterpost that has a bunch of useful links to various sites. It’s broken down into large subsections including history and information about angels in different religions, angel names, information about the Enochian language, and fictional and non-fictional books about angels.

Hopefully this helps you out!

Curious about a topic? Shoot us an ask and we’ll fill you in!

Have an experience you’d like to share? Submit it and help us expand our Info Dump!

#angels #religion #history #enochian #ask #anon

Slang Tips from Anon! 

"Hi, there’s a post that you made about Spanish slang that just came across my dash. On the list, you included a link to Haitian Creole curses, which I checked out. All of the curses are wrong. Poorly translated, and just plain insulting, actually. The best way to learn slang in any language that’s not English is to speak to a native speaker. Also, most languages don’t have "slang" the way English does. Curses and insults don’t translate into other languages. Insults in each country are different, and are based on the culture in that country. In haiti, for example, a mild insult is calling someone ‘macaque,’ which is a monkey. Do you see how insults and slang in foreign languages don’t really work unless you have a working knowledge of the language and culture? tl;dr, don’t translate English insults into another language. It’s ethnocentric and insulting. Also, google translate is NOT your friend. Good luck!"

Thanks for pointing this out! Of course slang is culture-specific, and I did the best I could to find accurate examples, and I will put a caveat on the Creole links on the original post. If you would like to provide any more cultural slang, please submit or come off anon so people can ask you questions! We would love to have information from people who actually know about the topic!

#slang #latin american slang #spanish slang #creole #haitian creole #curses #ask #anon