ww . hidden villages
Welcome to hidden villages, the inspiration blog for sheworlds. Photos and art not (c) to me unless otherwise specified. Happy worldbuilding!


vestilibrium
vamprincess | vincere
crash | super girl magical time
co-valence | rattrash
enchanted

Just a pool, disguised as a pond, with a trampoline instead of a diving board.
I wrote a paper about these kinds of pools several years ago for a class when they were just prototypes. These pools have a natural filtration system that run based on the plants that are in the pool that give the water nutrients that allow it to not only be crystal clear, but you are also able to drink the water because it becomes so clean. And the best part is that once the initial filtration system is installed and calibrated, it maintains itself and eliminates the need for chlorine or constant maintenance like salt water pools. 

The dos and donts of adding more description

the-right-writing:

ADD MORE DESCRIPTION TO:

  • Things most of your audience will never experience
  • The small details that help make large emotions
  • The biology and culture of aliens and magical creatures (though this might just be my personal taste, I have seen it asked about extensively in every author Q and A involving an author that writes about aliens or fantasy creatures.)
  • The tiny gestures that make relationships what they are. This is not limited to romantic relationships
  • Events that you want your readers to perceive as taking a long time

DO NOT ADD MORE DESCRIPTION TO:

  • The setting (unless you forgot to put a decent one there in the first place. Most authors err in the direction of too much description, though, so it’s better to not add words if you don’t have to.)
  • The exact nuances of every character’s eyeballs
  • Concepts that most readers will already know about. There’s no reason to describe what a plague is or how to play Scrabble
  • Drawn-out negative emotions. Though realistic, they can be tiresome to read about
  • Things that happen within seconds of each other — the extra words feel like extra time

Have you ever seen a peacock in full flight?

brainbubblegum:

morrissarty:

wildanimalwildperson:

I do not own these pics. They were sent to me in an email. But I thought I’d share with you all because they’re just AMAZING.

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DRAGONS

I feel so stupid I didn’t know they could fly, I thought they were like CHICKENS, I never questioned it because these pictures never circulate, I am WAY OVER MY HEAD.

(Source: danswildlife)