Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses.
This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in.
Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in.
It makes describing generic homes so much easier.
Yesss I did this with a similar site and it’s so helpful! ;u;
Also might be good for building ideas in Minecraft.
Or The Sims!!
I dreamt about dragons and growing up indefinitely with them in a time loop after I had a fallout with my family and slipped between dimensions. It was really, really nice. But then I woke up and went back to sleep and the dream changed and got really unpleasant. It was a haunted house dream that wasn’t too threatening but still hella creepy? Like I let the bandersnatch get loose so people were dying and I died but kept going around and I almost fell in a pit between stairs and the house fucking told me that if I stayed in one room too long it’d send me somewhere else.
Name your top five favorite books.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
What Happened To Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci
Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe
So, you want to make a song. Thanks to ~*technology*~, here’s five free things that will let you do it:
Musescore (Sheet-music making program)
So you’ve got the idea for a song in your head. You’ve got a melody and maybe a rough idea for the instrumental part. As long as you know how to read sheet music, Musescore has totally got you covered! Just write out all the different parts and hit play, and you can make sure everything sounds nice. Musescore not only lets you create complex sheet music (great if you’re composing for a symphony or choir!), you can also export the song directly from the sheet music into an audio file. If you like the quality of the program’s built-in instruments, then you’ve already got yourself an instrumental song.
Related link: musescore.com is where people share songs and covers they’ve composed using Musescore.
LMMS (Digital Audio Workstation [basically: Music-making thingy])
Musescore is great for making sure you have all the right notes, but it’s really limited in actually sounding good. This is where LMMS comes in! You’ve probably heard of FL Studio, right? That kinda really-expensive program? This is a free version of that. Those instrumental parts you wrote out in Musescore? Take those notes and put them into an instrument on LMMS. There are hundreds of instrument samples to choose from, and many more can be installed by you (google “free VST instrument”). You can add a bunch of effects, and overall, LMMS is just a really good music-making program.
Notessimo (A simpler music-making thingy)
LMMS and similar programs can take a while to understand, and they can be difficult when you’re just starting out making music. To compose music with Notessimo, all you need to know is how to read sheet music! The selection of instruments the program has is pretty limited right now, but that should change when it updates soon. While it doesn’t have as much “power” as LMMS, you can still make some pretty awesome things using it. Also YOU DON’T HAVE TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. NOTESSIMO IS COMPLETELY ONLINE.
Bonus link: The Notessimo website is where, like musescore.com, everyone shares the songs they make with Notessimo. There are a lot of talented people who post their stuff here.
Audacity (Audio recorder and editor)
Audacity’s main function is as a sound recorder, so if you’ve got a microphone, play or sing away! However, it also functions as an audio mixer! Just like LMMS, you can put multiple “tracks” in it (the vocals you recorded, the piano part you made on Musescore) and edit them together to make a comprehensive song. (It’s kind of limited, though, so I wouldn’t recommend relying on it to mix if you have a really complicated song.)
UTAU (Vocal synthesizer [Virtual singers])
Let’s say you don’t have a good microphone, or a good voice. (I can sympathize with both of these.) BUT, you still want vocals in your song. Utau’s got you covered! A freeware answer to the Vocaloid editor, Utau basically works like a sheet-music making program - but for a human voice. Install a voicebank (singer), type in the lyrics you want the voice to sing, and put in a note for each syllable, like you’re writing sheet music. Then you can edit the resulting vocal part to sound more smooth, add effects like vibrato, and just sound cool. Using a virtual singer instead of a real one has several advantages - they have a range that most humans can’t reach, they won’t run out of breath, and some of them can sound shockingly realistic. (This song perfectly demonstrates all of those things.) Unfortunately, Utau is the hardest program on this list to use, and it can be VERY confusing when you’re just starting out. But once you get past the initial “What is this I don’t even” stage, it’s an immensely useful and fun tool to use.
Bonus link: The Utau wiki is a giant repository of over 3 thousand voices to download and use. There’s a huge variety of different voice types out there, with different genders, voice parts, and languages, so get browsing!
Extra: YouTube, SoundCloud, or any other audio/video hosting website - You wanna get your brand new song out there and let other people hear it, right? While Soundcloud is useful and nice, your songs will reach a greater audience through YouTube. And I’m sure there are lots of other websites you can use to say “Hey guys, listen to my cool new song!” The internet is how musicians are getting famous in this generation - why not get started early? ;)
Of course, there are dozens of other free music-making-and-editing programs. But, in my experience, these five are the most useful and easy-to-use tools to make songs that I’ve found. I hope some people can find this post helpful. Happy composing!
yo if any of u guys are in long-distance relationships (or even relationships that aren’t long-distance at all, like me and my bf!) you should download this cute app called avocado
he and i just got it and even tho we honestly don’t rlly have any functional need for it it’s???? rlly cute????
it’s like having a private facebook feed just for u and yr partner, kind of. and it reminds u of anniversaries and gives u a shared calendar and stuff
but like!!!! i feel like it would be so perf for long distance couples especially
it’s rlly cute wow
Have you always liked reading?
Yeah, pretty much. My mom used to read me stories to try and get me to go to bed because I was so difficult to put to bed. We’d go through stacks before I went to sleep, and eventually I just started reading them on my own. I remember only being allowed to check out two books from the library one day in like second grade, and I got two from the Magic Treehouse series and finished one in the car before I got home from the library. I told my mom we needed to go back.
I’m a little bookworm u_u