The Magnificent Emporium of Lenoir Whittlethorn

Welcome and salutations! Consider this blog as the circus, and me the ringleader. I shall show you the peculiar and the disturbing. See freaks, heroes, villains, and the wanderers of the universe here! After the show, please feel free to stay and enjoy philosophical discussions with yours truly! This is my mixed bag of entertainment! Enjoy!
glitchikinnsblog:

Something you won’t ever get to see in fic canon: the devilish trio back in high school (senior year to be specific). Erwin is amused at someone’s attempt at an insult, Levi can’t even get angry because of secondhand embarrassment for the insulter, and Mike isn’t paying attention because he’s hungry and no one needs his muscle for anything.

glitchikinnsblog:

Something you won’t ever get to see in fic canon: the devilish trio back in high school (senior year to be specific). Erwin is amused at someone’s attempt at an insult, Levi can’t even get angry because of secondhand embarrassment for the insulter, and Mike isn’t paying attention because he’s hungry and no one needs his muscle for anything.

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

julystorms asked: 18-26 evens

I actually had to ponder about these questions for a while before writing them down, hence this being so late!

18) How do you feel about love triangles?

I always hold my breath whenever I see a love triangle on the horizon. My feelings towards a love triangle heavily depends on how the writer treats it. From what I’ve seen in typical media, it’s handled poorly and that guarantees me ranting about how stupid the characters in the love triangle are. Most of these love triangles could be solved easily if everyone just sat down and explained themselves or stopped their hormones taking over their ability to reason. Usually, love triangles are used to create drama—unnecessary drama in my opinion—and really all that is needed is good communication. Now I don’t believe love triangles should never be used, because let’s face it, it does happen in real life. And I have a couple of love triangles in my original works, but I’m trying to treat it as delicately as possible so I don’t fall for the same gimmicks as well. I guess I want to see writers approach love triangles with new twists or angles, not just the stereotypical ones we’ve seen countless times on various “drama” shows. 

20) What’s your favorite writing program?

Google Drive. It has an autosave feature which is a God send. Back when I used to have Microsoft Word, I once wrote a large fanfiction and forgot to save. The program crashed on me and I lost everything. I think that was when I gave up writing fanfiction. Last year, I started picking it up again. But yeah, I love how Google Drive has my back when it comes to saving. I wish I used it during my college years. I would’ve saved myself a lot of time.

22) Do you start with characters or plot?

In regards to my original works, the plot comes to me with vague outlines of characters. Once I have a firm grasp of my plot, then I start fleshing out my characters. Now in fanfiction, I start with a character or characters and then I sketch out a plot around them. 

24) What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?

My favorite part of plotting is the creation of it, especially the ups and downs! The ordeals that I create for the characters and knowing what they’ll become because of them really tickles me. 

My least favorite part of plotting has to be explaining in detail and connecting the points. I love point A and point B, but do I really have to explain how to get there? Yes. I constantly have to tell myself that the audience can’t read my mind: I have to show them—walk them through this adventure with me. 

26) Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?

I love physical books. Their smell, the various textures of the pages and nothing beats the sight of a worn book from constant rereads. Also how a book sounds too: have you ever thumbed through a new book, then an old one? Different songs, but both beautiful. Ahem. But due to college, I embraced ebooks too. It solved my issue of wanting to carry several books, but not having enough arms to carry them. I’m adaptable, so I love both. 

glitchikinns asked: -hollers- #13

-hollers- Why?! (I couldn’t pick just one, bear with me lol).

13) What’s your favorite writing quote?

Here’s a few:

"What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow." -Mary Shelley

"My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings."-Mary Shelley

"When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature." -Ernest Hemingway

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."-Ernest Hemingway

"Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

glitchikinnsblog:

Hmmmmmm left or right…….

I love both of them! The dark one reminds me of nighttime and it really brings out the small figure. But the light one really makes it seem like sunlight is filtering through. I really like these, it reminds me of a dream I had (not a happy one, but powerful). 

bemusedbicycle:

  • when you’re driving home from work and you have tons of ideas
  • when you’re in the shower and you think of the perfect dialogue
  • when you sit down at your computer and can’t think of a single thing

(via salutationtothestars)

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

Sometimes my past self rocks, but other times…

Usually, I love my past self for planning ahead so that my present self doesn’t screw up (a common thing). But when it comes to writing, oh man, the things I wrote! I had to reread Empty Boots recently for example and I just—COTTAGE CHEESE! *throws arms up* WHY?! It’s not really just Empty Boots (just a current example), but even my original works I’ll look over and go, “maybe this is too much for the audience” or “what was I on when I wrote this” or “man, this is way too deep, who wrote this”. Besides those shockers, a lot of times I realize how much my low self esteem blinds me. I’m better than I was years ago, but it’s still there and it’s still a struggle. So if you see me giving a ton of thanks, it’s because it matters a lot to me. Comments, compliments, critiques. Beautiful C’s.

glitchikinnsblog:


Please make sure to be very precise when weighing the worth of your life against that of all those sacrificed to protect it.

Source gif from VIXX’s Voodoo Doll MV (warning: that’s the bloody uncut version, a clean one does exist)

glitchikinnsblog:

Please make sure to be very precise when weighing the worth of your life against that of all those sacrificed to protect it.

Source gif from VIXX’s Voodoo Doll MV (warning: that’s the bloody uncut version, a clean one does exist)

julystorms:

julystorms:

Every year for my birthday I treat myself to new license plates, so this year I went with something SnK (and nobody is surprised, huh)!

I considered “LEVIHAN” but decided that a ship name on my car was a little overkill, and that a character would be a better bet. Since Hange is my favorite character in SnK, I went with her. |D

While I was taking the front plate off, I noticed my bumper was only half hanging on, so I had to get under the car to fix it. Fun times, lemme tell ya. (But I did fix it, so yeah, I still got it. But now CiCi is obsessed with how my hands smell. Might she recognize the smell of oil and engine grease???) 

'Cause it's almost my birthday for real I'm bringing this back. :3c

More than just the air compressor has to be fixed: something went wrong with the air compressor because, I think, airflow wasn’t going through it properly. Might also replace brake pads & look at struts while we’re at it.

Anyway, my lovely vehicle before the air compressor kicked it and the belt broke. :’D