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We looked inside some of the posts by themintycupcake and here's what we found interesting.
"Average TV show contains 3 sex scenes per episode" is just a statistical error. Sex scene Georg R.R. Martin, who lives in a cave and writes 10,000 sex scenes each day, is a statistical error and should not have been counted.
I'm trying not to let the "nature" system bug me too much. I just started playing Pokemon Sword and I realized that my starter has a kinda shitty one way too late. Thankfully it's not a terrible thing to have a hindering nature because it isn't brought down far below the average. It still sucks, though, and I'm the type of person to be bothered by that sort of thing...
i can’t believe the sex scene discourse is back. i mainly want to know what fucking movies people on tumblr are watching where there’s apparently this epidemic of plots getting completely derailed by the movie “turning into a porno”
like just say you personally find them uncomfortable and move on
Bunjy, do you have any fun/cursed facts about sturgeon? They are my favourite fish
sturgeon are probably responsible for most of history’s “lake monster” sightings around the world! these giant fish do sometimes cruise around just under the surface, and from a distance their primordially scaly spines can look like some kind of fantastical serpent, or something.
“STAY OUT OF THE WATER”
these freshwater fish are generally huge, sure, but some individuals have been recorded as north of 20 feet long, which is frankly ridiculous.
add that to the fact that a single sturgeon can live for more than a century and you’ve got a lake-monster hypothesis!
(or sometimes “jesus christ how did a shark get into the Great Lakes?”)
“You can vote the right way on these issues… right now trans kids are under attack all across America right now, with legislation pending in 30-some states. You can vote the right way and influence some of these issues, but write a check, march in a parade, join an alliance. Take a positive step on behalf of the community.
You’re not really supporting the LGBTQ - and I always leave + out, Anson, thank you for reminding me - LGBTQ+ community… You’re not really supporting that community unless you’re helping and taking an active role. Be a part of the solution… Not a moment, make it a movement.”
Brian Burke, Pittsburgh Penguins President of Hockey Operations [x]
between “twink isn’t a body type” and “camp is like having bad taste” and even “femme has never been used outside of lesbian bars (which didn’t allow bi women)” and “neopronouns were created 10 years ago” i’m starting to suspect some of you don’t actually know gay culture and are just half assedly speedrunning being a gay elder for clout
Twitter User: I wish I had more followers, then I’d be more likely to get verified.
Facebook User: I wish my posts reached further, then I’d get famous.
Instagram User: I wish I had more followers so I can unlock more basic features for my account.
TikTok User: I wish I had more views then I’d be a real influencer.
Tumbler User: I specifically didn’t tag this so no one would find it why does it have 200k notes? Who the hell are these people following me? All of you need to go away so I can go back to posting incomprehensible garbage and pictures of frogs.
Why do SCPs consistently pull off framing devices so much better than published books?
The SCP article format is pretty restrictive when you step back and think about it—it’s not even a storytelling format at all—yet the site’s writers tell very effective stories in it, utilizing all the elements of story with only clinical descriptive entries and audio transcripts, interview logs, and fragments of emails, letters, etc. to reveal them.
Not only that, but they regularly purposefully exploit the limitations of the article format to enhance the story. Format screws are often among the most popular articles on the site, but many, many articles use clues like little lapses in the format of a testing log or changes in the POV to hint a reader into “what is going on.” (See SCP-3005, SCP-2951.)
Fiction books that use similar devices (for example, books written in the format of extracts from interviews, audio transcripts, etc) are a thing, but they’re gimmicky comparatively. The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuwel is an example of a series written using this kind of framing device, but imo it is written without much awareness of what the format can and cannot do (and how close you can purposefully get to the line). Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente is similar; it was a gorgeously written book with great worldbuilding but the framing device felt inhibitory and gimmicky the whole way through.
Writers of novels that use such framing devices seem to have a pre-existing idea of a story they want to tell and try to arrange the framing device so it hits all the usual character introductions, worldbuilding reveals, and plot developments in the way that a normally written novel would. An SCP is a descriptive article written in a dry, clinical tone and the writer is finding a way to locate and pry out a story. There’s a difference.