Your Super Villian Name and Title
Dark Born, the Watcher of the Future
Star Cyborg, the Enslaver of the States
Black Demon, the Demon of the Living. …WAIT, AM I CROWLEY NOW?!
RED DOCTOR, THE EVISCERATER OF MARS
here with a reminder about how all these sites looked like when they first started
It’s like looking at embarrassing baby pictures
DeviantART looked awesome why’d they change it
twitter’s embarrassing baby photo still can’t come close to
This is so important
Their son/daughter kills him/herself “I didn’t know he/she was having serious problems”
"Why would you try to kill yourself?" "Why do you do this to us?" "Do you think you are the only one with emotions and problems?" "Why don’t you talk to us??"
This is so fucking accurate.
I refuse to ever be this parent because i grew up with one and I know how damaging it is
can i have an explanation as to why foxy fucking flies into the goddamned office ?? like jesus christ did he get one of the others to fucking toss him in on the count of three
Foxy was given super bouncy springs in his legs so he can go to mosh pits
anime trope episodes: the beach episode, the festival episode, the episode where someone doesn’t know how to cook
western cartoon trope episodes: the episode where someone has several copies of themselves made, the episode where inanimate objects come to life, the episode that is a homage to a movie from the 1950s, the episode where someone is shrunk down to microscopic levels and placed inside the body of another person
when you draw a good hand
when you draw TWO good hands
What about if you draw a good FOOT?
TWO GOOD FEET, AND HANDS. SHOW ME THAT.
someone’s gotta document this shit
I was an Anthropology major in college, so I did spend some time learning about religion. In my last novel, The Serenity Compound, I did touch upon religious elements, so I did have to do some research regarding that. You might be using religion for in an endless number of ways in your story, so first it helps to figure out why people practice religion.
Here are three general reasons why religion has always been so important in our world:
Religion is often used to influence someone’s thinking. We all know that for a VERY long time, religion has been used to control and manipulate people’s actions. Religion usually sets the standard for how people should treat each other and there are rules associated with each religion.
Religion has also been used to explain the world. Myths and legends, for example, have often explained why certain things happen and they offer an explanation. Before certain scientific revelations, religion was used to explain the unknown. There are a lot of things we don’t understand, like why we’re here for example, so people still use religion to figure out their purpose.
Finally, people turn to religion in order to find answers for emotional struggle. When someone dies, we want to believe they’ve moved on to something better. We want to believe that there’s an afterlife or a purpose for suffering. Religion offers hope for some people.
These aren’t the only reasons why people turn to religion, but they are very common reasons that you should think about before you incorporate religion into your world. Think about why your characters might be religious or why they would turn away from it.
What to focus on:
Laws, Rules, Sacred Text, etc.
It helps to figure out what your religion is going to be about. What are the laws? What do followers need to do to be part of this religion? Are there any accompanying sacred text, like a bible? Religion is part of world building so take some time to figure it all out.
This also can involve any prayers or songs that go along with your religion. What are some of the rituals that go along with your religion? Almost every religion has rituals, so figure out what they are.
How long has this religion been around for? What’s the history surrounding it? Some religions are newer than others, so that could be part of your story. Most religions have a lot of history.
Where Do Followers Worship?
In order to make your religion feel more real and part of your world, consider where your followers worship. Not all religions have places a worship, but that’s something you should decide for your own fictional religion. Make them part of the atmosphere and make them feel real. Decide if it’s going to be something extravagant or maybe a bit more low-key. It’s up to you and your story.
There are a lot of things to consider when building your own religion, but try to stick to some guidelines. Obviously, I haven’t covered everything about religion and there are plenty of other reasons why people might believe in higher powers, so explore your own feelings regarding these issues. If you’re including an existing religion, make sure you do your research and really understand what you’re writing about.