I honestly think that crying over a book is one of the most prominent sign of compassion for humanity. You’re crying over someone who isn’t really there, doesn’t really exist, but you still feel for them as if you have known them your entire life.
Eight:Because the front crashes first. Think it through.
When I first saw this, my immediate thought was that is was conversation between Castiel and Eight. Fandom me got excited. Then, almost immediately after, I realized that I am a moron and this is from Night of the Doctor. Which...Fandom me is still excited.
I got my first Green Day CD when I was in 6th or 7th grade and I remember feeling transformed — not by the music (it was Nimrod for crying out loud), but by how I, Green Day CD Owner, would now appear to the outside world. This was about the same time that I began buying zip-off cargo pants and Cheshire Cat t-shirts from Hot Topic and, for some reason, wearing a visor backwards and upside-down. My friends, fellow Green Day fans, were spiking their hair with Elmers glue and donning mall-bought Anarchy t-shirts. Despite the fact that we were as mainstream as you could possibly get, we felt pretty punk rock. Sure, I can tell you now that this was silly — dumb even — but it was also kind of sweet in the way that a bunch of goofball kids trying to figure out their identities can be. We were all trying on social masks to see if one fit, all while being somehow both fake and sincere at the same time (a line only tweens can manage to walk).
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.