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Saving liveshunting things. It’s a life-long business.

The Usual Suspects is an original character roleplay, based off the popular television series Supernatural. While utilizing elements that appear in popular fiction, as well as folklore from the televisions show, we hope to provide a free roam environment for the players. Through the usage of skeleton biographies, applicants will have a better grasp of their character’s stories, and be able to better develop their own plotlines. Instead of establishing a solid and overlaying plot, the admins encourage players to create their own stories amongst themselves with the help of occasional story drops. The Usual Suspects is meant to be more than your typical roleplay, it is meant to be a community amongst aspiring writers and fans.

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5 days ago   •   214 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE nutty-themes
nutty-themes:

XXXII - The Extreme

- Live Preview: Basic Layout (One Column) • Grid Layout • With Sidebar Layout - Download  - Last Update: 13 April 2013  - Help: Installing • Customizing • FAQ



About
So this is basically the theme I have right now on this blog. Overall it’s very simple and though I’ve only included four links, depending on what layout you have, there is enough space to add more. As always if you come across any coding errors please tell me.



Features
There are three different layouts to choose from: Basic (one column), Grid and With Sidebar.
Header image with no set dimensions
Extra text boxes in sidebar for additional information.
All post types supported.
Space for four custom links, page link disabled.
A full list of features and options are listed in the live preview.

nutty-themes:

XXXII - The Extreme

- Live Preview: Basic Layout (One Column)Grid LayoutWith Sidebar Layout
- Download
- Last Update: 13 April 2013 
- Help: InstallingCustomizingFAQ

About

So this is basically the theme I have right now on this blog. Overall it’s very simple and though I’ve only included four links, depending on what layout you have, there is enough space to add more. As always if you come across any coding errors please tell me.

Features

  • There are three different layouts to choose from: Basic (one column), Grid and With Sidebar.
  • Header image with no set dimensions
  • Extra text boxes in sidebar for additional information.
  • All post types supported.
  • Space for four custom links, page link disabled.
  • A full list of features and options are listed in the live preview.
6 days ago   •   99 notes   •   VIA grringirl   •   SOURCE grringirl
grringirl:

violent colors, so obscene; for sam and dean, the road less traveled, and the hardships yet to come.

grringirl:

violent colors, so obscene; for sam and dean, the road less traveled, and the hardships yet to come.

2 weeks ago   •   2 notes

Sometimes I seriously consider reviving this account, but then I’m like “nah”.

cation-codes:

THEME 008: REIGNpreview // download 
Tumblr user hungerfire requested that the cation-codes theme be released, so here it is! I hope you enjoy this theme and all of the options I have added to it to ensure that you guys are able to customize it to the fullest.
The main navigation only appears on the index page, permalink and tag pages will only have a small navigation bar that shows up on the index page once you scroll past the banner. 
The first four links for the main navigation will be the links that appear on the navigation bar. 
Font family and font size are customizable, I have also taken the liberty of adding in the optional update box. There are seven custom links and a subtitle, as well as an optional sidebar image. 

cation-codes:

THEME 008: REIGN
preview // download 

Tumblr user hungerfire requested that the cation-codes theme be released, so here it is! I hope you enjoy this theme and all of the options I have added to it to ensure that you guys are able to customize it to the fullest.

The main navigation only appears on the index page, permalink and tag pages will only have a small navigation bar that shows up on the index page once you scroll past the banner. 

The first four links for the main navigation will be the links that appear on the navigation bar. 

Font family and font size are customizable, I have also taken the liberty of adding in the optional update box. There are seven custom links and a subtitle, as well as an optional sidebar image. 

3 months ago   •   6 notes

Can we please stop posting our follow/unfollow links and app count updated announcements in actor tags, thank.

3 months ago   •   17 notes   •   VIA treadsoftly-rpg   •   SOURCE treadsoftly-rpg
treadsoftly-rpg:

It is raining. You’re looking for shelter when your eyes alight on a familiar sight: the doorman of the speakeasy, one of Francesca’s joints, looking as gruff and generally disagreeable as ever, his eyes scanning the street for potential threats. As his eyes alight on you, you know you’re one of said threats.
Striding up to the man and blinking the rainwater from your eyes, you offer him a smile and wait for his verdict. His eyes take you in, scanning your person once, twice, before alighting on your face. Then, after a tense moment of waiting, he says the word you’ve been waiting for: “password?”
The phrase you speak is right, of course. You cough a little as you enter, your lungs protesting the heavy smoke permeating the air. It is the same group of Chicago nightlife you remember, lined wall-to-wall with the rich and the ragged and the reckless, of which all are now looking at you. Your neck heats up under their gaze as you walk to the bar, sitting down on a barstool before anyone can protest your arrival.
“What can I get you?” The bartender’s voice is tinged with disapproval.
“Whiskey,” you say simply, turning to the flapper dame who is currently batting her eyelashes at you.
The date is June 7th, 1925, and as the scent of gasoline hits your nostrils, you realize that you are gonna have a very long night.
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Tread Softly is a mature roleplay set in Prohibition-Era Chicago. There’s going to be violence, sex, and lots and lots of drama, so if that appeals come on in! If not, however, we’ll be sad to see you go, but it’s for the best!
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Home | Plot | Characters | Faceclaims | Rules 

treadsoftly-rpg:

It is raining. You’re looking for shelter when your eyes alight on a familiar sight: the doorman of the speakeasy, one of Francesca’s joints, looking as gruff and generally disagreeable as ever, his eyes scanning the street for potential threats. As his eyes alight on you, you know you’re one of said threats.

Striding up to the man and blinking the rainwater from your eyes, you offer him a smile and wait for his verdict. His eyes take you in, scanning your person once, twice, before alighting on your face. Then, after a tense moment of waiting, he says the word you’ve been waiting for: “password?”

The phrase you speak is right, of course. You cough a little as you enter, your lungs protesting the heavy smoke permeating the air. It is the same group of Chicago nightlife you remember, lined wall-to-wall with the rich and the ragged and the reckless, of which all are now looking at you. Your neck heats up under their gaze as you walk to the bar, sitting down on a barstool before anyone can protest your arrival.

“What can I get you?” The bartender’s voice is tinged with disapproval.

“Whiskey,” you say simply, turning to the flapper dame who is currently batting her eyelashes at you.

The date is June 7th, 1925, and as the scent of gasoline hits your nostrils, you realize that you are gonna have a very long night.

Tread Softly is a mature roleplay set in Prohibition-Era Chicago. There’s going to be violence, sex, and lots and lots of drama, so if that appeals come on in! If not, however, we’ll be sad to see you go, but it’s for the best!

Home | Plot | Characters | Faceclaims | Rules 

6 months ago   •   10 notes   •   VIA milkovichhelps   •   SOURCE milkovichhelps
milkovichhelps:

"How Active is This Roleplay?" 

Disclaimer: As the header says this is a rant, which means you’re about to hear me complain about some shit you may or may not agree on. Does that mean you have the right to fill my inbox with hate? No, of course not. I am more than open to and even welcome a civilized discussion though.

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milkovichhelps:

"How Active is This Roleplay?" 

Disclaimer: As the header says this is a rant, which means you’re about to hear me complain about some shit you may or may not agree on. Does that mean you have the right to fill my inbox with hate? No, of course not. I am more than open to and even welcome a civilized discussion though.

Read More

6 months ago   •   2,291 notes   •   VIA thewritingcafe   •   SOURCE writeworld

11 ESSENTIAL RULES OF GRAMMAR

writeworld:

from Suffolk County Community College

1. To join two independent clauses, use a comma followed by a conjunction, a semicolon alone, or a semicolon followed by a sentence modifier.

  • The delivery boy knew he carried strange cargo, but still ventured off unafraid.
  • The delivery boy knew he carried strange cargo, but he still ventured off unafraid.
  • My math teacher doesn’t know how to lecture, she should have remained a student.
  • My math teacher doesn’t know how to lecture; she should have remained a student.
  • Gregory has not changed physically; but has given himself an excuse to separate himself from the pain of previous experiences.
  • Gregory has not changed physically, but he has given himself an excuse to separate himself from the pain of previous experiences.

2. Use commas to bracket nonrestrictive phrases, which are not essential to the sentence’s meaning.

  • The bus driver with her ears tuned to the roar decided to take the grumbling bus on a detour across the football field.
  • The bus driver, her ears tuned to the roar, decided to take the grumbling bus on a detour across the football field.
  • My window as dirty as it is unleashes the beauty of nature on a snowy morning.
  • My window, as dirty as it is, unleashes the beauty of nature on a snowy morning.
  • King and Lucille, his customized black Gibsons have electrified audiences all over the world.
  • King and Lucille, his customized black Gibsons, have electrified audiences all over the world.

3. Do not use commas to bracket phrases that are essential to a sentence’s meaning.

  • The man, who has too many ties, has too few necks.
  • The man who has too many ties has too few necks.
  • The cats, with six toes, are a unique attraction of the tour of Hemingway’s house.
  • The cats with six toes are a unique attraction of the tour of Hemingway’s house.

4. When beginning a sentence with an introductory phrase, include a comma.

  • After buying the five pound jar of marshmallow spread he set off in search of a bulk portion of peanut butter.
  • After buying the five pound jar of marshmallow spread, he set off in search of a bulk portion of peanut butter.
  • With this he bestows the responsibility of his own happiness on his mother and father.
  • With this, he bestows the responsibility of his own happiness on his mother and father.
  • As she begins to gain independence it is natural for Greta to regard the idea of dependency as repugnant.
  • As she begins to gain independence, it is natural for Greta to regard the idea of dependency as repugnant.

5. To indicate possession, end a singular noun with an apostrophe followed by an ‘s’. Otherwise, the noun’s form seems plural.

  • Though the lobsters claws were bound, the creature made a threatening gesture as they dropped it in the pot.
  • Though thelobster’s claws were bound, the creature made a threatening gesture as they dropped it in the pot.
  • In a democracy, anyones vote counts as much as mine.
  • In a democracy, anyone’s vote counts as much as mine.
  • There is a vast age difference between Victors mother and father.
  • There is a vast age difference between Victor’s mother and father.

6. Use proper punctuation to integrate a quotation into a sentence. If the introductory material is an independent clause, add the quotation after a colon. If the introductory material ends in “thinks,” “saying,” or some other verb indicating expression, use a comma.

  • Tumbling down the hill, Jack yelled: “Damn, I’m sick of this.”
  • Tumbling down the hill, Jack yelled, ”Damn, I’m sick of this.”
  • Her letter spoke to him in harsh tones, “You never fail to repulse me.”
  • Her letter spoke to him in harshtones: ”You never fail to repulse me.”
  • He views the problem as a slight delay or a sickness that will eventually disappear, “how about going back to sleep for a few minutes and forgetting all this nonsense.”
  • He views the problem as a slight delay or a sickness that will eventually disappear: ”how about going back to sleep for a few minutes and forgetting all this nonsense.”

7. Make the subject and verb agree with each other, not with a word that comes between them.

  • The Thanksgiving dinner, right down to the beautiful centerpiece, were devoured by the escaped grizzly.
  • The Thanksgiving dinner, right down to the beautiful centerpiece, was devoured by the escaped grizzly.
  • The cart, as well as its contents, were gone.
  • The cart, as well as its contents, was gone.
  • The girl, along with her classmates, like the new teacher.
  • The girl, along with her classmates, likes the new teacher.

8. Be sure that a pronoun, a participial phrase, or an appositive refers clearly to the proper subject.

  • Its hump decorated in strings of flowers, the programmer rode the camel through the food court.
  • The programmer rode the camel, its hump decorated in strings of flowers, through the food court.
  • Filled with bad gas, he drove his car to Tucson despite the knocking.
  • Although it was filled with bad gas, he drove his car to Tucson despite the knocking.

9. Use parallel construction to make a strong point and create a smooth flow.

  • I was glad to be departing for Australia but I was nervous when I left my apartment.
  • I was glad to be departing for Australia but nervous to be leaving my apartment.
  • The system excels at tasks such as communicating with other computers, processing records, and mathematical calculations.
  • The system excels at tasks such as communicating with other computers, processing records, and calculating mathematical equations.

10. Use the active voice unless you specifically need to use the passive.

  • A refund was given to him by the hair regeneration company.
  • The hair regeneration company gave him a refund.
  • A good score was achieved by the team.
  • The team achieved a good score.
  • A box of chocolates and a dozen roses were presented to the girl by her boyfriend
  • The boyfriend presented a box of chocolates and a dozen roses to the girl.

11. Omit unnecessary words.

  • I would like to assert that the author should be considered to be a buffoon.
  • The author is a buffoon.
  • It would be safe to say that Gregory Samsa is not the only character in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis to undergo drastic changes.
  • Gregory Samsa is not the only character in Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis to undergo drastic change.
  • Before going to the supermarket, we made a list of the groceries we needed in order to make the food that we intended to eat for dinner.
  • Before going to the supermarket, we made a list of groceries that we needed for dinner.
6 months ago   •   281 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE octomoosey
octomoosey:

The Broken Man [Theme 11]
live preview - download

Up to 7 custom links - hover on image
Sidebar image gif will resize to fit - 200px by 200px - it’s best if you can use a square image or one that size
Optional subtitle beneath description
Transparent posts (background colour/image)
Customisable colours, links & background
Background image aligned bottom right.

Sidebar gif and background made by me.Theme made for — knightinshiningimpala
Any glitches, or questions, hit up my ask. Thanks :3
Please don’t remove credit, a like or reblog would be appreciated!

octomoosey:

The Broken Man [Theme 11]

live preview - download

  • Up to 7 custom links - hover on image
  • Sidebar image gif will resize to fit - 200px by 200px - it’s best if you can use a square image or one that size
  • Optional subtitle beneath description
  • Transparent posts (background colour/image)
  • Customisable colours, links & background
  • Background image aligned bottom right.

Sidebar gif and background made by me.
Theme made for — knightinshiningimpala

Any glitches, or questions, hit up my ask. Thanks :3

Please don’t remove credit, a like or reblog would be appreciated!

6 months ago   •   104 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE cleverhelp

cl4p-tpwrites:

THEME 01 - SMILEY’S PEOPLE
↳ Live Preview: HERE // Download: Pastebin / Raw

Inspired by the aesthetics of the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and the works of John le Carré and my first full theme released to the general public. The theme is simple, involving a double sidebar on the left and a basic post set up. The aesthetic benefits from two contrasting subtle patterns and the coloring of the page is very basic; one value influences the majority of the design. 

FEATURES 

  • Second sidebar navigation for standard links.
  • Optional Sidebar Image, nonlocal (url) or tumblr upload compatible. Select one. Automatically re-sized on upload. 
  • Title visible in sidebar.
  • Up to four custom links. Page links not supported.
  • Optional slide out update/notice bar; height chosen in theme values.
  • Option of two forms of credit — graphic (on the lower right) or link (on the far left navigation.)
  • Tags/source information visible on permalink page. 

Reset default values and refresh before customizing. Change anything you like, but keep credit intact. (Information on two ways to preserve credit are present in the code intro.) Please like or reblog if using!

6 months ago   •   570 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE themes-mandrakescry
themes-mandrakescry:

Theme 21: House of the rising sun by mandrakescry↳ live preview | code

5 custom links in the sidebar;
Title + subtitle;
Description;
Sidebar picture: 140x140px;
Border sidebar background: 130px, 100% tall;

DON’T remove the credit
Please LIKE/REBLOG if you use this.
ENJOY

themes-mandrakescry:

Theme 21: House of the rising sun by mandrakescry
live preview | code

  • 5 custom links in the sidebar;
  • Title + subtitle;
  • Description;
  • Sidebar picture: 140x140px;
  • Border sidebar background: 130px, 100% tall;
  • DON’T remove the credit
  • Please LIKE/REBLOG if you use this.
  • ENJOY
6 months ago   •   149 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE malfoymannor

malfoymannor:

theme #21  by malfoymannor!

live preview // code

  • 359/360px by 50px top image
  • five links
  • two titles
  • feel free to edit, keep credit intact and where it is.
  • if you have questions ask here!
  • like/reblog if you use :)
  • go here for my other themes.
6 months ago   •   474 notes   •   VIA referenceforwriters   •   SOURCE anotherfallingworld

Possessive Forms

anotherfallingworld:

Because there’s no way I’m the only one who needed this.

Compound Possessives

When you are showing possession with compounded nouns, the apostrophe’s placement depends on whether the nouns are acting separately or together.

  • Miguel’s and Cecilia’s new cars are in the parking lot. 
    This means that each of them has at least one new car and that their ownership is a separate matter.
  • Miguel and Cecilia’s new cars are in the parking lot.
    This construction tells us that Miguel and Cecilia share ownership of these cars. The possessive (indicated by ’s) belongs to the entire phrase, not just to Cecilia.

Another example:

  • Lewis and Clark’s expectations were very much the same. 
    This construction tells us that the two gentlemen held one set of expectations in common.
  • Lewis’s and Clark’s expectations were altogether different.
    This means that the expectations of the two men were different (rather obvious from what the sentence says, too). We signify separate ownership by writing both of the compounded proper nouns in the possessive form.

When one of the possessors in a compound possessive is a personal pronoun, we have to put both possessors in the possessive form or we end up with something silly: “Bill and my car had to be towed last night.”

  • Bill’s and my car had to be towed last night.
  • Giorgio’s and her father was not around much during their childhood.

If this second sentence seems unsatisfactory, you might have to do some rewriting so you end up talking about their father, instead, or revert to using both names: “Giorgio and Isabel’s father wasn’t around much … .” (and then “Giorgio” will lose the apostrophe +s).

Possessives & Compound Constructions

This is different from the problem we confront when creating possessives with compound constructions such as daughter-in-law and friend of mine. Generally, the apostrophe -s is simply added to the end of the compound structure: my daughter-in-law’s car, a friend of mine’s car. If this sounds clumsy, use the “of” construction to avoid the apostrophe: the car of a friend of mine, etc. This is especially useful in pluralized compound structures: the daughters-in-law’s car sounds quite strange, but it’s correct. We’re better off with the car of the daughters-in-law. See the section on Compound Nouns and Modifiers for additional help.

Possessives with Appositive Forms

When a possessive noun is followed by an appositive, a word that renames or explains that noun, the apostrophe +s is added to the appositive, not to the noun. When this happens, we drop the comma that would normally follow the appositive phrase.

  • We must get Joe Bidwell, the family attorney’s signature.

Create such constructions with caution, however, as you might end up writing something that looks silly:

  • I wrecked my best friend, Bob’s car.

You’re frequently better off using the “of-genitive” form, writing something like “We must get the signature of Joe Bidwell, the family attorney” and “I wrecked the car of my best friend, Bob.”

Double Possessives

Do we say “a friend of my uncle” or “a friend of my uncle’s”? In spite of the fact that “a friend of my uncle’s” seems to overwork the notion of possessiveness, that is usually what we say and write. The double possessive construction is sometimes called the “post-genitive” or “of followed by a possessive case or an absolute possessive pronoun” (from the Oxford English Dictionary, which likes to show off). The double possessive has been around since the fifteenth century, and is widely accepted. It’s extremely helpful, for instance, in distinguishing between “a picture of my father” (in which we see the old man) and “a picture of my father’s” (which he owns). Native speakers will note how much more natural it is to say “He’s a fan of hers” than “he’s a fan of her.”

Generally, what follows the “of” in a double possessive will be definite and human, not otherwise, so we would say “a friend of my uncle’s” but not ”a friend of the museum’s [museum, instead].” What precedes the “of” is usually indefinite (a friend, not the best friend), unless it’s preceded by the demonstratives this or that, as in “this friend of my father’s.”

6 months ago   •   114 notes   •   VIA theme-hunter   •   SOURCE octomoosey
octomoosey:

Technophile [Theme 10]
live preview - download

Up to 10 custom links
Optional fading ‘greyscale’ on all images (hover for colour) - shown in preview
Sidebar image gif will resize to fit the circle - 200px by 200px - it’s best if you can use a square image or one that size
Optional small cursor/pointer
Customisable colours, links & background
Background image aligns bottom right.

Sidebar gif and background by me.Theme made for — samsxcola
Any glitches, or questions, hit up my ask. Thanks :3
Please don’t remove credit, a like or reblog would be appreciated!

octomoosey:

Technophile [Theme 10]

live preview - download

  • Up to 10 custom links
  • Optional fading ‘greyscale’ on all images (hover for colour) - shown in preview
  • Sidebar image gif will resize to fit the circle - 200px by 200px - it’s best if you can use a square image or one that size
  • Optional small cursor/pointer
  • Customisable colours, links & background
  • Background image aligns bottom right.

Sidebar gif and background by me.
Theme made for — samsxcola

Any glitches, or questions, hit up my ask. Thanks :3

Please don’t remove credit, a like or reblog would be appreciated!