me: I’m not a serial killer, I’m just a writer
me to me: that’s something a serial killer would say.

get-pissed:

My worst nightmare as a writer is someone seeing my search history and looking at all the weird ass shit i look up for the sake of my stories. 

peaceheather:

plumadesatada:

mizstorge:

peaceheather:

dwobbit-under-the-mountain:

some of you might think writers exaggerate the whole researching aspect of our craft, but please note i personally just spent an hour looking up fragrance oils because a single character might once mention something about making scented candles

Tall ships.

What week-old drowned corpses look like.

Hieroglyphics, which accidentally led into correct ancient Egyptian grammar.

My own fics, for the sake of continuity in newer stories.

All kinds of ancient politics.

what people used to wipe their ass in the 1880s, particularly cowboys

other uses for a cowboy’s neckrag

when it became illegal to hack computers in Masacussetts

how much a trip on the subway costs in minnesota

what was the preferred sandwich filling in 1986

how to properly put on ballet tights

Sometimes it happens when you’re editing other people’s stories, too:
When the Clydesdale became recognized as a distinct breed

Whether or not bar wenches in 1600s Scotland ever wore leather bodices

When the word “pantywaist” entered the English language (spoiler, not the 1600s)

the names of Cold War era small missiles

how to make ricin (a deadly poison)

how many calories there are in human blood

dwobbit-under-the-mountain:

some of you might think writers exaggerate the whole researching aspect of our craft, but please note i personally just spent an hour looking up fragrance oils because a single character might once mention something about making scented candles