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amandaonwriting:

‘In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments–there are consequences.’ ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Does the punishment fit the crime? 

One of the reasons there’s such outrage and controversy over Oscar Pistorius’s verdict of culpable homicide is that people are dissatisfied with the less than spectacular outcome of one of the decade’s most sensational trails. There should be massive consequences for a bad deed, shouldn’t there?

Unlike real life, writers can make fictional characters face consequences. You can do this by exaggerating or amplifying the results of your character’s actions, or by exposing something that has been hidden.

Three ways to get your character into trouble

amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

food52:

Don’t fight your love for avocado toast.

Read more: 5 Variations on Avocado Toast on Food52

halloweenpictures:

Halloween fun

halloweenpictures:

Halloween fun

Natural Pool selfbuild

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southernliving:

#canihazcheeseburger
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southernliving:

#canihazcheeseburger

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amandaonwriting:

Anatomy of Films - there are no new plots

amandaonwriting:

Anatomy of Films - there are no new plots

southernliving:

Bourbon-Soaked Plums
We know you want it.

southernliving:

Bourbon-Soaked Plums

We know you want it.

repurposedgoods:

Micro house clad in old rubber tires. Water proof, free and very modern looking. See more at Inhabitant’s story on this house (bit.ly/1pNeK1I)

repurposedgoods:

Micro house clad in old rubber tires. Water proof, free and very modern looking. See more at Inhabitant’s story on this house (bit.ly/1pNeK1I)