Okay, first, remember that a kiss is much, much more than just lips. It is lips, but also tongues, teeth, eyes, faces, hands, noses, bodies, heartbeats, breath, voice- and most importantly, a kiss is emotions. A kiss without emotion is just wet mushy lips stuck together. Ew. Gross. The most important part of a kiss isn’t the how, but the who- because of the emotions between the two people.
lips- Lips can slide, glide over each other smoothly, or they can be chapped and rough and dry and get stuck on each other. They can match, top-to-top and bottom-to-bottom, or they can overlap, with one person’s top or bottom lip captured between the other person’s lips (yummy). If there is lipstick or chapstick there is lipstick or chapstick flavor, otherwise, lips don’t have a taste (can you taste yours?). Lips also can smack- the sound of two of them coming together or pulling apart, because they’re wet and warm and soft.
tongue- Tongues are always wet, and always warm. They’re very versatile. They can trace over lips, teeth, or another tongue. They can be smooth and graceful or teasing and flicking. When tongues are involved, there is drool. It’s only sexy when you like the person you’re kissing, or else it’s kinda gross. :P
teeth- teeth can clack together awkwardly, or teeth can bite down sensually. A person biting their own lip is cute, a person biting another’s lips is sexy. A person biting gently is sensual, a person biting roughly is sexual.
eyes- Eyes can be wide open with surprise, half-lidded with desire, fully closed with pleasure. Eyes can gaze lovingly, lustfully, wistfully, hungrily, seductively- it all depends upon the emotions of your characters. Have them do whatever you like, but don’t leave them out- give them at least a mention!
faces- Faces are what the lips are attached to. Noses bump, cheeks flush, ears turn red, foreheads either wrinkle or relax. Kisses can leave lips, quite easily, and become kisses on chins, cheeks, noses, foreheads, ears, necks, throats. Kisses on noses or foreheads are cute and adorable, kisses on cheeks are sweet, kisses on chins, ears, and throats are very sexual. And a kiss on the lips can be all of those! <3
hands- Hands are super-important. In order to describe a kiss, usually you want to also describe the hands. Where are they? Does one character have their hand behind the other’s head or back, holding them close? Are they on someone’s shoulders pulling them near, or pushing them away? Fingers brushing someone’s cheek or palms grabbing someone’s ass convey two very different kinds of situations, even if the kiss itself is exactly the same.
noses- Noses are annoying. They easily get in the way, especially for first kisses! People have to tilt their head to one side or the other, and if they don’t, noses bump. I’d only mention noses if a kiss is supposed to be awkward or uncertain or nervous.
bodies- bodies are either close together, or far away. Someone can be surrounded comfortingly by someone’s arms, or terrifyingly trapped by them. Bodies are warm or hot, they are calm or nervous, relaxed or tense. Body language says a lot. Is your character pulling away, or moving closer?
heartbeat- Hearts can beat fast or slow, and that’s about all they can do- but there are lots of reasons why they do! A heart can beat fast with fear or excitement or nervousness; a heart can pound with lust or race with terror or sing with joy. Hearts can glow, cower, or shatter. When you really want to drive the emotions of a character home, mention the heart.
breath- To me, the most consuming part of a kiss is the breath. The air that someone else has just breathed going deep into your lungs is very intimate. Lips and tongues don’t have a taste, but breath does. Each person’s breath tastes different, smells different, and surrounds a person differently than anyone else’s breath. Breath can be warm and sweet, breath can be hot and sexy, breath can be hot and frightening. It is something that is very present and should not be left out. A lot of writers leave breath out. And it’s so important; it’s the most intimate part of a kiss. Someone else is breathing into your lungs, and it’s either heaven or it’s hell.
voice- Voice conveys much, even without words. A voice can groan, whimper, gasp, moan, catch, whine, scream, sigh. Voice can convey emotion powerfully, and while some kisses are silent, usually they’re not.
emotion- Emotion is the most important- and the thing you try not to say. You want to describe it, through all of the things above, so that it’s perfectly clear what your characters are feeling, without you ever using the “feelings words”. If they’re in love, their bodies will lean close, their eyes will smile, their voices will giggle softly. If they’re nervous, their palms will sweat, their noses will bump, their voices will shudder. If they’re afraid, their muscles will be tense, their faces will grimace, their lips will not open. Emotion is the color that you keep inside your mind as you write; it’s the base line that drives the description behind everything else you say.
Wow, that was a lot! Gosh I hope it wasn’t too much! Keep in mind not every kiss has all these things- this is just a list of things to consider when writing a kiss, and based on how long of a kiss you want to make. Keep in mind that typing “they kissed for a long time”…that’s six words, it takes half a second to read, so that’s a short kiss! If you want a long kiss, you need long sentences that make the reader linger.
So maybe to start off, pick three things on the list to describe in your first kiss. Don’t try to do it all- that would be too much for even the most epic kiss. Just pick what’s most important to this particular scene, to these particular characters, and describe those parts along with the lips, and you’ve got yourself an awesome, emotional kiss.
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Hello everyone and thank you so much for your follows! I started this blog in secret (for various reasons) with no affiliation to anybody, so I feel like 50 followers is really an achievement.
So, to celebrate I will give 3 winners wonderful prizes because I love each and every one of you and I want to make you nice things!
All you have to do is be following me and like and/or reblog this post (likes will count as 1 entry and reblogs will count as two- as many as you like.)
Winners will receive the following:
♦ 1 photoset/gifset for the character/ship of your choosing.
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♦ 1 promo every day for 1 week.
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All entrants will get a post with links to their URLs in it as mini-promos as well!
Winners will be announced 1st November (Soloman’s birthday and you get the presents!). Please have your askboxes open for discussion of what you would like your graphics to be. I’m excited to make these for you and thank you again so much for following my babies on their adventures!
Hehehehe. Thank you kindly. ‘Course, you say that like cake could hurt me, and that it’s more dangerous than the liquor I’m still attempting to acquire, but then again, considering some of the things other people have done in the name of cake…
…maybe that’s actually GOOD advice.
REMEMBER TO CAKE RESPONSIBLY, KIDDOS.
Felt like a little Dethklok today, hope you all don’t mind. ;D
I would love to see these guys in concert but I’m a little fearful that my head would explode. :P
Please enjoy! This is Dethklok performing their song "Birthday Dethday".
((SO GUESS WHO TURNED 21 TODAY?))
((HINT: IT’S YOUR FAVORITE AMPHIBIAN MUN.))
OFFICIAL LEO REPORTING IN ON HER DAY OF CAKES AND BOOZE.
In fact, I like calling it that. Write that down.
I just realized, I turn 21 in two days.
And I possess no driver’s license or other form of ‘official’ ID.
How am I supposed to get the sweet and wondrous liquors I so desperately crave?
In an unrelated note, I’m two days from being legal to drink in America, four days from going back to college, broke up with my best friend and lost my tablet in the ensuing custody battle (no, really), I keep getting propositioned by penises on Skype, FINALLY played the original Portal and started on the original Half-Life, I’m actually making a coherent plot outline for that Nuzlocke I want to write to practice my art/writing, have gone on another hiatus, watched god knows how many Wes Bentley movies, was indoctrinated into the cult of space cowboys that is Firefly and WHATEVER the Night Vale fandom is, have actually told my mother that I was too poor for weed, among other strange and hi-larious continuing hijinks that evolve out of being a Floridian amphibian.
So. You know, the usual fun ‘where did Froggy go for a month and y u no get on Steam/AIM/other communication device to tell us you’re not dead’ spiel.
But enough about me. How you doin’, followers?
Hello followers. My name is Froggy, and I’m an alcoholic.
Wait, no no no, that’s not right.
My name is Froggy
and I’m an alcoholic and I WISH I was an alcoholic.
Now as many of you know, I am a rather dedicated amphibian and haberdashery enthusiast and somewhat mediocre roleplayer, writer, artist, and blogger living in Florida under the questionable skills of my parents while making an ATTEMPT at gaining a college education.
What you may not know is that I’m poor as fuck.
(Or maybe you do. I dunno, I complain about a lot of things.)
Here’s the thing. Life has apparently decided to conspire against me, and now that I seem to no longer have access to Bright Futures as a part of my college financial aid. My mother has also given me the ultimatum that I need to “do my part” in the family through one or more of three things:
- Employed (in this economy ahahahahahahahaha)
- In school (financial aid ahahahaha OH WAIT YOU’RE SERIOUS LET ME LAUGH EVEN HARDER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
- Doing chores (which, as I attempt to do, I get fussed at for not doing “well enough”. Considering that most chores at home involve shoveling some form of animal shit, I’m not sure how well I can “do”.)
Now, considering that this “doing my part” and “earning my keep” is apparently how I eat, and I have been living on bologna/baloney sandwiches for the past three days now as there is nothing else for me, I need your help, Tumblr.
I am willing to draw for people, I’ll write for you, we can negotiate our fucking prices as to whether I charge by the entire piece or by the hour. Either way, please, for the love of god, I need a living wage, if only to get my parents off my back.
Fetishes you’re ashamed to ask others for, furries who are afraid to be ousted, fandomites with obscure or underrepresented pairings, lend me your cash and I’ll lend you my skills. Want traditional? Digital? Self-insert? I don’t care what feeds me, so long as it feeds me. Don’t need anything done but know someone who does? Pass my name on to them.
Looking for 3D renders? I also have a friend for that. Ask me so I can ask her.
ing the fountain,
Gabrielle, ‘Froggy’ "Please don’t make me eat another goddamn bologna sandwich" McGee
omg no fucking way
you guys don’t have red skins or bubble o’bills or minties?
and tim tams or tiny teddies or milo?
and fairy bread or caramello koalas or crunchies or cherry ripes or WIZZ FIZZES?
HOW DO YOU LIVE OHMYGOD.
YOU’VE ALL BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK.
i feel like someone just shouted gibberish at me then got upset when i didn’t understand
i am pretty sure these are australian candies/snacks
(BUT THEN WHO WAS PHONE?)
I MEAN YAAAAAAAAY!
I NEVER REALLY LEFT, HONESTLY, I WAS JUST ON ANOTHER BLOG. AND SKYPE. A LOT.
…I AM NOT GOOD AT MULTIBLOGGING.
Surprisingly well, I’m playing god with my RP babies and I’ve been playing with a pack of kittens these past few weeks.
(Granted, one’s dead and one’s knocked up, but I digress.)
(…the characters, that is. Not the kittens.)
Show your face little gray one, who might you beeee~?
I see a good 12 or so followers have left me on this blog as I’ve been RP’ing. I like to wave at those people as they pass by and lament the wonderful things they miss out on.
For those of you that remain, you should poke me on Skype (I’m always on Do Not disturb but that’s just so I won’t have to hear the little noise while I’m multitasking).
8’C I almost got stuck in kia’s actual bathroom too but….
wait I shouldn’t tell you that
NO I THINK WE SHOULD DEFINITELY TALK ABOUT THAT
NOPE. I don’t think we will. It needs to be buried and never spoken of again.
no i think we’re goign to talk about it RIIIIIGHT NOOOWWWW
Fine I give in.
I have a problem with bathrooms and that problem is they entrap me all too easily.
I have the same problem with bookstores, oddly enough.
“You fight like a girl.”
Reblogging because I’m sure the comic readers out there could add some more.
i can’t hear you
over the sound
of me crushing my enemies
so here you go
excuse u valvegirls I think you fukken forgot someone