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Research Stamp by Luthrai Research Stamp by Luthrai
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Yep. I made a stamp. Never thought I would.
I'm not much of a writer, but I do appreciate writing into which effort was placed and research was done. So, I guess you could say that I appreciate well-informed writing over most other types. >^.-.^<

It's a spiffy-cool thing.

10 Jan. '08- Took away the shadow on the stamp.
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123NicoNicoNii Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Projects always like that
Sleepstar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's the same with my Original Project. I have been researching on things from technology to constellations as well as dates on which certain events in my original project falls on. Some of the research have even formed the basis of several characters' traits. Even as I write the entire thing, I am still researching. One bit of research for one of the major settings is based on Medieval Burial practices, basically the backstory for one of the places concerns a woman, a box and a cliff. The type of burial that features in the backstory was very common among the elite, and in some cases, knights in the Medieval era. It's even been mentioned in the first draft by one of the male characters "If I was killed in battle hundreds of years ago, I would be buried all over the place." The character that says this line is merely telling the two blue haired teenage girls information about the place they visit. Researching while writing stories can sometimes give a location an interesting backstory.
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
60% of the fun in my writing in the research I do! I get to learn the most interesting, random things and whether it's something I can use or not, it was still enjoyable and I always make a note JUST IN CASE.
DaBair Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not even just fiction I see this with. I've seen it in scholarly articles, like on here:…

It claimed that white American women never worked as maids in the old days; only women of color did. This isn't true. My great-great-grandmother, a German-American, was a maid, and so were a few of her daughters, and I don't recall any of them being black. Plenty of European immigrant women worked as maids too. All the maids on the Titanic were white women - the only black people on the ship were a Haitian guy and his two mixed-race daughters in second class. Just because they probably saw black maids in The Help, Mildred Pierce, or some old movie from the 30s doesn't mean that Americans never hired white women to work as maids.
Sleepstar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I found a ridiculous example of "not doing your research" in a Harry Potter fanfiction called "Harmony Hippogriff at Hogwarts". The author believes that the UK is a totalitarian state, that we eat "sheep's intestines", that Los Angeles has the best shopping malls, that Ginny Weasley is a tramp, that nobody likes Ron Weasley, that iron is deadly to wizards and hundreds more things. To clarify: The UK is not a dictatorship, not everyone that lives there eat "sheep's intestines", we have a large variety of food, Los Angeles isn't full of shopping malls, Ginny Weasley isn't a tramp, in fact, she is often called pretty, Ron is basically the youngest son and has a lot to live up to, but he is liked, the only two things that can kill wizards is the Killing Spell or old age. To make it worse the person who wrote this fanfiction is a Harry/Hermione Shipper and is quite hypocritical. Most people don't do research before writing fanfiction, as I once found a fanfiction called "Kelly the Roman Warrior" which has the main character being the daughter of Julius Caesar. Romans didn't have kids called "Kelly", in fact, their daughters were named after their fathers, and they didn't have Dollars. Children were banned from fighting in gladiator fights, in fact, most gladiator fights were between criminals, and it was expensive to train up a gladiator due to the fact that if they get killed then the owners would lose money. Just because you are writing fanfiction doesn't mean you don't do some research first.
YooHooNuthinNew Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to make a Digimon/Pokemon comic before I joined here, and I remember researching everything, making sure I got everything right. 
Crystal-Leviathan Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I absolutely LOVE to research before and during writing. It is so much fun! I buy books on the subjects I'm covering as well as just use some good source material on the 'net. I could never write without doing my research first... it feels clumsy. When I read fiction that is based in a specific realistic time period (or in the world of another author) and I come across discrepancies I often cannot continue to read that particular work. It cheapens the experience for me.
Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hate it when people think that they can get away with minimal research. Even when its a fanfiction, you still need to do some damn research.
DaBair Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
People on the Internet never seem to do their research. Here's one common example. "In the original Cinderella, the stepsisters cut off their feet." The Grimm version of Cinderella was not the original. Perrault's version is over 100 years older than the Grimm version. Disney did not invent the fairy godmother or the pumpkin - those were in the Perrault story! And Disney based their Cinderella on Perrault's version - it's in the credits!

That's nothing compared to the frequent inaccurate portrayals of autism in fiction. In fiction, autistic people will be portrayed like the guy in Rain Man, or as nonverbal, or with savant abilities. They love to portray them as sociopaths who don't care about others and are indifferent to the tragedies in their lives. I'm autistic and I'm not a sociopath, I can talk like a normal person, and I have the mentality of an adult (or at least a teenager). I've been in many bad situations, but my life isn't completely tragic. One rather ridiculous example came from a Babysitters' Club book where Kristy babysat an autistic girl named Susan who displayed every single autistic symptom (impossible - the amount of symptoms can vary but no one can have all of them). Susan is forced to make normal friends - while I do think that autistic people should have non-autistic friends, it's hard for a young child. The kids treat Susan like a freak. Severely autistic children need to be in special schools - a high-functioning autistic child can go to a normal school, but the same cannot be said of a low-functioning autistic child. And we all know that it was Kristy's fault for not approaching this situation properly. A thirteen-year-old is most likely not going to know much about autism, even if they are autistic. The fact that this book was marketed to young girls is quite unfortunate.
ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-_- about topics they don't know. Like i read the story of 1000 deeds and a fan one (BTW story set in AFRICA) had the main character going against WOLVES!!!!
DaBair Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wolves? (facepalm) There's lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, hippos, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, poisonous snakes, and lots of other dangerous creatures in Africa, and they go with wolves.
dysfunctionalWriter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I go insane if I can't research first; I like to write a lot in my head during class, and the other day I was writing about a teenager with leukemia, and was going crazy because the teacher wouldn't let me look up symptoms of leukemia & chemotherapy

my muse was like, brooooooo, write something
but I couldn't because I didn't want to be incorrect.
AltoPhonse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I can't tell you how many works I've read that are so inaccurate that they just lose your interest. :/
Awesome stamp by the way. ^^
medievallass Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well said. I love researching it's such a great way to fuel stories and ideas.

Hayley :floating:
screamingoldwoman Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Yes! I was reading a story and it took place in Alaska. The author made it seem like Alaska was like the South Pole, so desolate and cold. I mean, it is cold. I should know because I've lived here all my life but it is not desolate!! It's rather busy :o
EmeliaKanson91 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
inalaska Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Doing an assload of research really pays off.
inalaska Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I cannot stress this enough.
Bronwen-Amaia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree... completely
Otulissa3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Writer
Research adds so much to your story. If writing were a dish, research would be a spice.
pussrik Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
once i did a dog story that they can un/sheath their claws.
now i no their claws r always out
i also did a wolf story that wolves eat coyotes
LittleSilverStars Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
blueheron93 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Writer
ragazzalupo78 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Writer
You have no idea how annoying this is! I've had more then my fair share of scanning threw crap-olla fanfiction just like the rest if these people.
Noneofthisworld Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Most stories I do, don't necessarily need research because most of the stuff I do tend to involve common sense or basic knowledge, but I will admit, that I do have some that I should have done a bit of research on and I'm getting better at doing so :D
2 thumbs up I love the font used
:iconthumbsupplz: :icongoofygrinplz: :iconthumbsup2plz:
Snowhitewolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I spend more time researching than writing the actual three page piece :X
I enjoy researching, and if I use mythology or some part of culture, I like to make sure I get things right.
FurnitureKanon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Thank you. I hate it when I read a story with little to now background information. I often spend hours researching the subject I'm writing so I can better understand the world the characters live in. So thank you for making this stamp research is one of the most important steps of the writing process.
Aenigmatista Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So true. So agree. Thank you for that stamp.
theANDROidroMEDiA Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I really think I should try to abide by the rule on this stamp. ^^;
invisible-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Yes please. DX
Rosenpest Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. Nice stamp ;)
Firesonic152 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
yeah, even in just a normal dA chat, i always look things up before i say stuff. it's kind of annoying, actually, but at least i know what i'm saying is correct. :)
Nikkie-Rain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, someone other than me, has said it.
It seems like some people don't know what research is any more. D:
Nikkie-Rain Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoops, fail bow. xD
Duckstapler Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! It's far more rewarding in the end to just do a little bit of reading.

A lot of people seem to give their characters mental illnesses/psychiatric, um, quirks (since I can't think up the right word right now) without doing any research on what the actual symptoms/effects/causes/etc are. I myself am SO glad I decided to do the extra reading for my OC with dissociative identity (aka multiple personality) disorder---its reality is quite different than most people's vague idea of it and is a thousand times more interesting, and I feel my reading on it did worlds of good for my portrayal of said character.
kariajaderose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I resurch everything I write! I take months looking up things to make my storys as real life and acurate as a magical fan fiction can get. If my characters play the Cello *which one does* even though I cant play I will spend hours looking up people who do. The instrument's picture who invinted it when it was invented and how it works. So ya Kick ass people who reasurch! you are THE AMAZING WRITERS! ROCK ON!!!
foxtail-orchid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
This stamp is so true ;)
When I will buy this damn subscription I will add it to my stamp collection.
Karithina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for this stamp! I am going to add it to the featured part of my collection.

Sometimes I wish people would research what they are ranting or "informing" people about in their journals, maybe I should show them this stamp =D

I'm constantly linking and quoting things in other artist's journal comments and I feel like a real jerk doing it sometimes... but they don't do it themselves and everyone that reads their journals take what they hear for granted with no reference =(

(And it applies to so many other things too!)
2138 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Thank you for making this! It's so bloody true.
EtudeofAlmostNever Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   Photographer
Awesome stamp. I believe that all writers should do research before writing.
Farorna Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Writer
Stephenie Meyer should see this stamp.

Last time I checked, vampires wither and die in the sun, not sparkle. xD
Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wel ov CORSE sheh resurched! sheh fund ot dat frokz is da runniest sitty in umerika

That felt horrible to write :noes: !

Yeah, I think I'm going to research the hard way. Get a camera, bring sugar, find a wasp nest, and dump lots and lots and lots of sugar out. Then proceed to taking pictures with the pile of sugar is swarmed. Yeah. Wasp story. Things like that MUST be done the hard way :XD:
Farorna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Writer
Oh god you could not pay me enough to write that. D: hahaha

Also I SALUTE YOU. That is frigging crazy, I wish all writers did as much research as you.
Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I haven't done it YET. I need a better hive than the one outside my garage. Those two wasps are to busy working on their marble. But if/once/when I get the opportunity, I'm gonna try to do it. And I'll put up a big sign that says "I AM TAKING PICTURES FOR RESEARCH"
Farorna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Writer
That's probably a good idea--to avoid all the "OH MY GOD BEES. HERE LET ME HELP YOU"
Silverwingfox Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
FaLleNAnGel8613 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I was going to say the same thing haha.
Farorna Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009   Writer
Great minds think alike, then! :XD:
FaLleNAnGel8613 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Yep! :D
JamesJimRaynor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Think twice before you speak, especially if you intend to say what you think.
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