Peter Tarkulich

Writer. Artist. All-Around Hoopy Frood.

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Let’s make Dean in gym shorts the most reblogged picture on Tumblr.

lovemorefiercely:

somethingfangirly:

joanne-the-fallen-angel-of-pizza:

idgit-pies-and-puppydogeyes:

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“Challenge accepted!” —SPN fandom.

omg this is still going

IT’S A RULE TO REBLOG EVERY TIME IT SHOWS UP ON YOUR DASH.

i’m not even in the supernatural fandom and i’m still going to reblog

lost count of the times i’ve reblogged this

I swear like half of those reblogs is me

…………………..it’s still not fucking broken 

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does anyone know for real what the most reblogged picture on Tumblr is?

Ha!! This is the episode I’m currently up to, too!!

(Source: inthemidstofmonsters)

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Is Fan Fiction Really So Wrong?

tamorapierce:

legalgalifreyan:

As a law student, I understand some of the legal issues one might try and posit. But as a law student, one of the first questions I have to ask is - what exactly is the harm done? I think authors would have a serious time showing that their brand is somehow diluted, or that funds are directed away from their books because of fan fiction. Quite the opposite, in fact, I bet.

As a published writer who knows there’s plenty of fanfic based on my work out there, I made my decisions about it early on and have never seen any reason to change them.  I won’t read fanfic, just as I won’t read manuscripts that haven’t been sold to a publisher: I’ve seen other writers get into trouble that way, so I won’t do it. If people try to get money for their fanfic, they will find themselves facing my publishers’ lawyers, which would be sad.

BUT, having written what would now be called “fanfic” back when I was a kid, long before the interwebs, I would find it chutzpah of no mean order to demand that no one write fanfic based on my work if they did it for free.  I know most writers of fanfic are just enjoying themselves without plans to move on as writers, and that’s fine by me.  I also know that plenty of them do move on from fanfic to creating their own work, thereby writing books for me to read in the future.  I wouldn’t dream of cutting off a source of more books to read.  Self-interest, c’est moi.  Nobody gets hurt.

Heck, I’m still waiting for the day when I see Bardsworth fanfic. Manly tears of joy will be wept.

(By the way, I saw G.R.R. Martin on a fantasy writing panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2007, back when the only people who knew him were the people who read his books, and the man was a curmudgeon about fanfics even then.  He went off on a tirade and I just sat there, thinking, “Who gives a shit? Let the fans do what they want.”)

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The Writing Meme Continues!

veilsofgold said: 46, 11 and 4!!

46: Describe your perfect writing space.

What I wouldn’t give for an office of my own, decorated with my favorite and most inspiring posters, prints, collectibles, and toys. A nice desk to sit at and type, a window to look out of (hopefully at something nature-like), and plug in fountain for white noise (when I’m not listening to music).

Of the places that I’ve been able to write in that have been close to perfect, the Winter Garden in downtown Rochester was very nice. I sat near a full-sized fountain that provided white noise to block out most of the chatter around me, and there was enough sunlight filtering in and plants around to make it feel very comfortable. Unfortunately, my lunch breaks at the time were 30 minutes and it took about 5 just to walk to and from there.

11: What’s your favorite book cover?

I really love the book covers to Sara Douglas’s “Wayfarer” series, as they were done by artist Luis Royo. His fantasy artwork is gorgeous. A close second would be most book covers done by Michael Whelan (especially the cover to “On a Pale Horse” by Piers Anthony).

04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?

Oh yes. When I finished the third book in the “His Dark Materials” series by Philip Pullman, I was so angry that I threw the book across the room (Katie and I were on our honeymoon and sitting on the bed in our room at a bed and breakfast in Vermont). I loved his books and I know it had to end the way it did, but man, did I sulk for a long time after that!

The remaining questions:

Writing Meme

I guess I’ll try reblogging this one more time in case anyone cares…

The remaining questions:

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?

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tmbgareok:

Does anyone know where this gif came from?

Dunno if anyone actually answered this, but it’s from the DVD included with “Here Come the ABCs”.

tmbgareok:

Does anyone know where this gif came from?

Dunno if anyone actually answered this, but it’s from the DVD included with “Here Come the ABCs”.

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Writing Meme

I guess I’ll try reblogging this one more time in case anyone cares…

The remaining questions:

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?

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