I need to rant about this:
Also known as the best writing program ever! It’s a full-screen writing program!
So you open it up, and it looks like this:
You’re thinking, “Ok, so what? It’s a screen with a picture. Whoopdie do.” But it get’s better! It’s customizable!
See that “appearance”? Click it.
You can also use custom fonts that you have installed!
See that “music”? Click it.
If you drag your own music into the folder, like so:
You get this!:
But wait! It gets better!
See “typing sounds”? You can change those too!
Perhaps the best is - YOU CAN USE ANY PICTURE FOR THE BACKGROUND. It will automatically fade it for you!
Seriously, guys, this tool is wonderful. You can use it for:
- Research papers
- Novel writing
- Play writing
- Short stories
- Homework assignments
- Ranting about your friends when they piss you off
- Writing your shopping list
It auto-saves. It exports to .rtf. Hotkeys from Word for italicize, underlining, and bold work. You can print RIGHT FROM THERE.
And the seriously best thing ever?
It fits on a flash drive. The entire thing with added music is maybe 131MBs.
The bestest thing ever.
This is a great program, but heads up, it is no longer free. It’s $10. It’s a very good program for that price, but it’s no longer available for free. For mac users, OmmWriter is similar, but also not free.
Wikipedia calls these Full-screen writing programs, and there’s a comprehensive list on the linked page. I tried several after taking a dislike to how a two-jump MSWord upgrade, Word 2003 to Word 2010, had completely changed the layout and grown needlessly complicated. (I got used to it, but I still don’t like it and I don’t do much creative work on it.)
Here’s the ZenWriter website. It’s now $17.50, but the demo version should give a good idea of how it works. I don’t know if there’s a time-limit after which it stops working. (I haven’t updated since I got it.)
Here’s the Ommwriter website. (It runs on both Mac and PC, apparently.) It’s got an odd no-set-price system (though they suggest a minimum of about $4.00 and an average of about $7.00) and is the same sort of ambient-music, clutter-free setup as ZenWriter. (Also not updated.)
Here’s the WriteMonkey website. Originally even more pared down than the first two, it still looks pretty stark, but there are now various (donate to receive) plug-ins that add sugar to the espresso. (Likewise not updated.)
YMMV about all the above, but here’s the Scrivener website, which is why there were no updates to the others. Diane and I both use this now, and FadeIn for screen work. Disclaimer - we’re contented customers in both cases, nothing more.
NB - once again Scrivener is being nice to NaNoWriMo writers.
Tumblr, I’m in need of a help. I have a 30k Les Mis fic (Enjolras/Grantaire, NC-17) set in modern day France.
Do I have anyone French on here, who’d be prepared to look it over and check if I’ve messed up anything about France/French culture? I’ve done my best with google, but I’ve probably made some hideously embarrassing mistakes.
I’ve totally failed at finding anyone through any of the usual comms, and we’re now at the stage where I’d need a pretty fast turn around (i.e. a week or so).
Signal boosting this plea for help. I grew up in French Canada, but that won’t help in this instance…
naked with socks is a thing because your feet get cold easily, yo.
which is fine in the privacy of your own home and with a partner who consents to the presence of socks but wHY IS IT IN PORN
who goes “aw yeah a naked average-looking guy in white tube socks, perfect, that’s what i wanna see in Butt Stuff Volume Sixteen tonight”
I have looked at much porn, and have wondered this very thing myself, many, many times.
Theme: Fan fiction, BDSM
Wordcount: 3000-7000 words
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Editor: Laura Antoniou
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8. roommates au
The safe house was quiet. Well, as quiet as a safe house could get. Phil could still hear movement if he listened carefully. The incident room needed to be manned after all, even if right now that did just involve watching the video feed of the target sleeping. But everyone else on the operation had already retired to bed. Everyone else including Clint Baton.
Technically, as the leader of the operation, he could have had his own bedroom. He’d fully intended to have his own bedroom. He would have if it hadn’t been for the rain. If Clint hadn’t turned up from his surveillance dripping wet and wiping at his running nose and looking at Phil with his big, sad eyes.
It was only courtesy, really. If he’d made Clint sleep in the main bedroom with the other agents he’d have kept them awake with his sniffling and there were two beds in his room. It was nothing to do with how he felt better on an op if he had Clint somewhere he could see him. It had nothing to do with how Clint had quietly confessed, once, that he slept better if Phil was in the room. That sometimes he wouldn’t sleep at all on a mission because he didn’t know who’d be watching his back but he didn’t have that trouble when Phil was there.
Nothing at all.
Phil turned to look at Clint. The room was small, there was just space to walk between the small beds. Clint was there, close enough to touch. He looked flushed in the moonlight. It could just be a trick of the light but maybe he had caught something. His breath was heavy and interrupted by coughing. He was asleep, though. Heavily asleep if the coughing wasn’t waking him and close enough to touch.
Clint was…Clint was special. He didn’t like to use the word vulnerable for a man who could kill so well but there was something vulnerable about Clint. Something soft. Something only a very few people were allowed to see. Phil knew just how privileged he was to be able to see it. He also knew that he was Clint’s superior officer and that Clint needed him there. Needed it more than anything else Phil had to offer.
Not that Phil was offering. He just thought about it, sometimes. Sometimes, on nights like this, when he could see Clint relaxed. He thought about touching. He thought about pulling Clint over into his bed and kissing him. Though about having such careful, gentle sex. Thought about taking Clint home after and taking care of him. Making sure he ate and followed medical orders with soft kisses and encouragement instead of the regulation ‘Baton, you’re locked out of the range until you’ve been to medical’.
He’d never wish away his job, his job was everything, but if he was going to wish it away it’d be for this. For the right to touch Clint. Like Clint would ever want him anyway.
He shifted in bed. Clint didn’t move. He was still flushed, probably hot to the touch. Phil could test that. It would be a legitimate reason to touch him. Laying a hand on his forehead to see if he had a fever. Nobody could disagree with that.
Hesitantly, he sat up and reached out his hand. Clint didn’t stir. He lit it come down to rest on Clint’s head. He was warm and he still didn’t wake which meant he probably was ill. He was also soft and Phil couldn’t help but stroke fingers gently along Clint’s forehead. For a second he had an almost uncontrollable impulse to reach down and kiss Clint on the cheek but that would be too much. That would never be something he could explain away as a simple touch.
Reluctantly he drew his hand back and stood. He’d fetch something for Barton’s fever. Wake him up to take it. It wasn’t what he wanted but it would be enough for now.
It would have to be enough forever.
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A lesson in Canada’s bilinguality.
Bilinguisme au Canada: une leçon.
OKAY CHATISFACTION AND FROMIDABLE REMAIN REALLY FUCKING GOOD PUNS
Look: we are really fucking good at puns, okay?
So good soooo god wow.
In the Canadian French translation of Harry Potter, the Sorting Hat is the Choixpeau. :)