Pretty good for teaching yourself! :D But yeah… maybe not ideal timing. ^_~ …just like me deciding that now is a good time to figure out Scrivener because it might be useful for writing the paper that’s DUE TOMORROW AND I HAVEN’T STARTED. -.-
In other words, you and I are both attempting productive procrastination (wherein we both try to teach ourselves things instead of doing more important things haha).
If you need help with Scrivener, though, I have a reasonable understanding of it’s many features :)
Mark Williams and Julie Walters behind the scenes of Bill&Fleur’s wedding
This should have just been put in the movie, as mr and mrs weasley probably dance just like this.
THIS IS GOLD
there had to be slytherin students who didn’t go with the rest of the house and fought in the battle for hogwarts
kids who took off their ties so nobody could clock them, who blended in with the forces
kids who kept their ties on and realised it would be a lonely fight
kids who watched as the other houses recognised them, and stood in silent solidarity with them,
kids who hated slytherin house, but knew anyone who stayed was their ally
a group of school children are not a lost cause, are not rotten to the core, even if they’ve been raised on some poisonous shit. it’s a shame they were treated like they were irredeemable by the canon narrative
And then there also had to be the ones who evacuated with the younger students, looking over their shoulders in case of pursuit, wands in hand and hexes on their tongues.
Who counted heads and made sure, with the memory for faces and names that makes for a budding politician, that the youngest students were there - not only their own house, but the preteens in yellow and blue and red, too.
Who saw a third year about to sneak off to join the battle and stunned him and carried him out to safety, lying through their teeth - he fell and hit his head in the rush, someone make sure he’s ok - because tonight of all nights no one is going to buy that that attack was for the boy’s own good.
Who, when confronted with a girl in a red and gold scarf who is four months short of her seventeenth birthday and full of fire and steel, demanding why they’re here, why they’re hiding like cowards, why they aren’t fighting, could look down their nose at the bloodthirsty little fool and inform her that people will die tonight, good brave, loyal, intelligent people, but people will live tonight, too. And some of those people will be the generation of young students smuggled out of the castle, who we have seen get away safe, no thanks to your lust for battle. And some of those will be the veterans who limp away as the dust clears, and they will need succor - can you brew a bone knitting potion with the contents of your school bag over a tea light? Because I can. And the world will continue to turn and no matter how important the battle that is raging, the wizarding world is bigger than one castle and wizarding society is more than one institution.
Because cunning is not cowardice, and ambition is not a sin, and some day someone in this milling crowd of scared children will sit on the Wizengamot and someone will invent a startlingly effective magical treatment for a common illness and someone will create renowned works of art and it will, in part, be because I helped make sure they were safely clear of Hogwarts before the castle started falling down around our ears.
So, Scrivener is my absolute favorite piece of writing software. I use it for 90% of my writing and/or planning. The other 10% is done with Bean, a super lightweight word processor for Mac that is no longer in development. I used to write all of my RP responses in Bean since it opened quick and the text increased/decreased according to window size, but I recently moved those over to Scrivener because I’m secretly an organization geek and it killed me on the inside that posts I was actually proud of were eaten by doomed boards turning off, leaving me with mediocre samples of my work to litter my computer.
Scrivener keeps my responses centralized, since it’s one file I can leave it in dropbox and sync it across my computers and it allows me to easily track what I have and have not written for. My additional uses are: as a character binder and to collect all worldbuilding information.
BUY IT. If you love mega software that lets you collect all-the-things then in the very least hop on this free trial, yo. They’re allowing you to try their software from now until December 7th!
I was really, really stoked for this until I downloaded it and realize that Scrivener isn’t compatible with Dragon. So no color coding and rearranging and cork boards and note files for me. :( :( :( Back to Microsoft Word, I guess.
Have some flower crown Team Avatar to cheer you up after that last season of Korra!
Here’s my second print to go with my chocobo one… I didn’t get as much done this summer as I thought I would, but I think the stuff I did get to came out really well!
Teaching myself to knit because picking up a time consuming hobby is exactly the sort of thing I should be doing before I embark on NaNoWriMo in ten days…
THERE MUST BE A PARAGRAPH BREAK EVERY TIME A NEW CHARACTER SPEAKS
THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL
NO ONE WANTS TO READ ONE BIG BLOCK OF TEXT JESUS CHRIST
REMEMBER TIP TOP OK:
Make a paragraph every time that any of these things change!
'Bohemian Rhapsody'? Totally fits. 'Thrift Shop'? Also works. Mozart concerto? Sure, why not?
Seeing a Broadway show: This is the greatest day of my life!
When the show ends: I’ll never be happy again
Seeing a Broadway show: I did not live until today
When the show ends: How can I live when we are parted?
And Revolution takes a human form in Enjolras. Don’t be fooled, because he may seem like your typical terrible, passionate, angel-faced activist. But in reality, he’s so much more than that.