sitcom where people gradually get killed off and their spot in the opening title theme is replaced with dead silence
new romantic comedy pitch: a young woman falls in love with two people at once: her best friend and a guy she met online dating.
PLOT TWIST: her best friend is a girl. she’s bi. she says the word bisexual in the script.
PLOT TWIST 2: she’s not forced to choose. it ends in polyamory. all three of them are in a healthy, open relationship where they all equally support each other physically and emotionally.
Hmm, I just reblogged it from another site, but I think I can help you in terms of what to buy and how to do it. If you click the link, it’ll take you to the complete photo post that shows you what you need. In any event, here’s the list:
- Nail polish
- Floral wire, a thin bendable wire is ideal. 26 Gauge is fine.
- Floral Tape
- Wire cutters/scissors
- a pencil or cylindrical object to wrap the petals around
- Ribbon (optional)
- First, you’re gonna need to make the crown. You can do this by using the wire you already have or you can use an old headband or anything that you like that resembles a headpiece. Thicker wire is also fine for this step. As you can see, OP twisted two pieces of wire together and left loops at the end (to attach the ribbon). Then they covered it in brown floral tape.
- The second step is to make the flowers. Using your pencil/cylindrical object, twist the wire around it to create a ‘petal’. Repeat this until you have at least a couple of petals. 3-6 is usually fine, it’s really your call.
- SLIGHTLY bend the petals back to create a natural looking petal.
- After you are satisfied with the shape of your petals, cut out your flower, leaving some wire left to attach it to your crown.
- Repeat the first few steps and make the rest of your flowers.
- Take one of your flowers and CAREFULLY apply nail polish to it, one petal at a time. Think of it like making bubbles. It may be easier to pour the nail polish in a flat plate and dip it, or dip the entire flower into the polish.Repeat this for all your remaining flowers.
- Twist the two ends of your flowers together to form a ‘stem’.
- Wrap the stems with floral tape, preferably with the same color you used in the base of the crown.Repeat this for all your remaining flowers.
- The third step will be attaching the flowers to your crown. You can do this a few ways. One way is to wrap the stems around the crown. Another way is to just wrap the stems with floral tape as you go along, like the OP did.Do this until all your flowers have been attached to your crown.
- At this point, you can tie the ribbons to the loops like OP did, or decorate it any other way you like. :)
Enjoy your new floral crown!
- You can purchase most of the items in Walmart, Michael’s or any craft or flower store. You can also order it online. :)
- REMEMBER, this tutorial is just a guide. If you don’t want to use brown floral tape or if you prefer using the green floral wire, don’t be afraid to change it up. You can use any color or material your heart desires.
This is the link to the DIY Floral Crown post.
Sorry for replying late. I hope this helps you with making your own crown. :)
holy shit this nail polish thing is so clever! 8O
When I’m judging stories for Writers of the Future, I don’t have time to write comments on every story that I reject, so today I’m going to start a series of articles that will tell “What’s Wrong with Your Story?”
As I read, I silently go through a mental checklist, looking for weaknesses. So here is a test. Look at the following paragraph and see if you can figure out why I would reject this tale:
Joshua lay in bed, mind blank, as the kitchen faucet dripped. Plop. Plop. Plop. Out in the living room, the cuckoo clock began to chime, and the cuckoo came from its little hutch and whistled three times. Joshua considered climbing out of bed, turning on some late-night television, but the very thought bored him. Some people die from bombs, he thought, but I shall rot away from this tedium… .
I read several stories similar to this today, and I rejected all within a page, since the author wrote about the protagonist’s tedium ad infinitum.
The problem of course here is that there is no significant conflict, certainly not enough to instantly grab your reader.
There are three things that you as a storyteller need to deliver in his opening pages:
1) a character—preferably one that is likeable or interesting
2) a setting—hopefully one that is intriguing
3) a substantial conflict—one that instantly pulls the reader into the story.
My mentor, Algis Budrys, had a rule for submissions. He said, “If they don’t have a character, a setting, and a substantial conflict within two pages, it’s an automatic rejection.” Why? Because your average reader won’t bother to keep reading your tale if those three things don’t appear quickly.
Not all conflicts are substantial. A character who is bored doesn’t have a conflict that will carry a tale. A character who is engaged in inane conversation, or who is waiting at a traffic light, or who is sitting and thinking—all probably lack sufficient conflict to start a story. I could go on, but I think that you get the idea.
Very often, I’ll find that a story like this won’t really become engaging until five or six pages in. It’s as if the author is trying to warm up.
So what do you do as a writer? You cut the pages where the character is sitting on a log, thinking. You rip out the scene where he’s bored. You delete the crud where he and his buddies exchange stupid jests at the bar. That’s all fluff.
The story has to kick into high gear as soon as possible.
When you write a scene, even a two page opener, ask yourself these questions: Do I need this scene? Is it engaging? Does it start out strong and get stronger toward the end, or does it fall flat? Do I introduce the conflict, characters, and setting smoothly? If I don’t get to the main conflict of the story in the opening two pages, do I at least have a compelling conflict that will carry the reader until he reaches the inciting incident?
On this last note, remember that you don’t always have to lead with your main conflict. It may be that your protagonist is going to find himself in battle with a demon throughout the book, but perhaps he doesn’t make that discovery for twenty pages. So you can have a smaller conflict, something fascinating that holds the reader until that main conflict is introduced.
So if you get a rejection, look to see if the opening conflict feels insignificant.
- Accusatory: charging of wrong doing
- Apathetic: indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
- Awe: solemn wonder
- Bitter: exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
- Cynical: questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people
- Condescension: condescending-a feeling of superiority
- Callous: unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
- Contemplative: studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
- Critical: finding fault
- Choleric: hot-tempered, easily angered
- Contemptuous: showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect
- Caustic: intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting
- Conventional: lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality
- Disdainful: scornful
- Didactic: author attempts to educate or instruct the reader
- Derisive: ridiculing, mocking
- Earnest: intense, a sincere state of mind
- Erudite: learned, polished, scholarly
- Fanciful: using the imagination
- Forthright: directly frank without hesitation
- Gloomy: darkness, sadness, rejection
- Haughty: proud and vain to the point of arrogance
- Indignant: marked by anger aroused by injustice
- Intimate: very familiar
- Judgmental: authoritative and often having critical opinions
- Jovial: happy
- Lyrical: expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like
- Matter-of-Fact: accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional
- Mocking: treating with contempt or ridicule
- Morose: gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent
- Malicious: purposely hurtful
- Objective: an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside
- Optimistic: hopeful, cheerful
- Obsequious: polite and obedient in order to gain something
- Patronizing: air of condescension
- Pessimistic: seeing the worst side of things; no hope
- Quizzical: odd, eccentric, amusing
- ribald-offensive in speech or gesture
- Reverent: treating a subject with honor and respect
- Ridiculing: slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of
- Reflective: illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions
- Sarcastic: sneering, caustic
- Sardonic: scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
- Satiric: ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach
- Sincere: without deceit or pretense; genuine
- Solemn: deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection
- Sanguineous: optimistic, cheerful
- Whimsical: odd, strange, fantastic; fun
Credit to http://www.mshogue.com/AP/tone.htm