Never trust a survivor,” my father used to warn me, “until you find out what he did to stay alive. —Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard (via vonnegutphile)
My point is: in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you. —Haruki Murakami  (via senyahearts)



By Marcelo R.

The 14th century cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral in England.

Can’t complain about much these days, I believe we’ll be okay.


I haven’t lost the muse, but life is catching up with me; classes are starting again, and I’m simply not going to have as much time to write with this blog. I love being here, and I want to make sure that this doesn’t become another stress factor for me, so I will try to write and queue replies — and generally be around — on weekends. 

tl;dr: This blog will remain active, but activity will slow down a bit as my time constraints determine.

Improvement Meme


I figured a small ‘improvement meme’ would be a fine idea for RPers looking to brush up their skills and topple weaknesses, so here it is. Feel free to use the symbols or go for a more in depth response. Yes, you can send any of these to me too. 

☢: You need to work on character responses, they tend to be bland. 

✄: Your RP responses are really short/ could have more effort put in!

Σ: You’re messing up your punctuation here and there. 

▼: Try to improve your spelling/Grammar

☯: Try to open up to more RPers, you’re great, but you’re missing out on a lot of potentially amazing RPs!

▲: Try to be more positive on yourself, there’s no reason to hate on yourself so much. 

☠: You need to be more respectful. 

✈: You need to improve your action sequences or reactions of characters. 

❤: You’re doing amazing, we can always improve but every RP I read of yours is a joy.

✉: Message more RPers and get some more activity going please. 

Ⓐ: Fight scenes could use more work. 

❥: Romantic Scenes can be awkward, do your best to improve on this, and look out for common pitfalls!

☁: You might want to take another look at your character/characters and work on them a bit more. Every great character has a flaw or two. 

✪: Joker *Whatever you feel needs to be addressed* 

Where there is desire,
there is gonna be a flame.
Where there is a flame,
someone’s bound to get burned.
But just because it burns,
doesn’t mean you’re gonna die.
You’ve gotta get up and try, and try, and try.



it’s not you. it’s happening to everyone.
You know what’s happening? School. 
People aren’t unfollowing because you’re
doing anything wrong —- they’re deleting 
their blogs or cutting down because they’re
stressed. Do not take it personally. It’s just
that time of year. You’re all precious okay

                          “‘That the powerful play goes on,

                           and you may contribute a verse.’

                               What will your verse be?”

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