July 4th, 2005

Info on Catholic/Protestant 'mixed' marriages during the Victorian Era

Eh, basically what the title says.

I'm searching for information on how marriages between Catholics and Protestants were viewed during the Victorian Era. (specifically around 1897)

I've tried checking the internet, but what web sites I DID find are mostly interested in describing pretty wedding dresses and bouquets. >.<

So, if anyone has some information or could shove me in the general direction of where to find it, I would be grateful.

Thanks

Glass eyes in the late nineteenth century

I recently saw how modern false eyes were made, but the time period in which my story’s set in (1860s to mid-1875) means that there would be glass eyes around, and not whatever they’re made with today. And since my Google-fu is weak (and what I didn’t type in didn’t bring up much), I have a couple questions on glass eyes in late Victorian England:

Various questions about glass eyesCollapse )

Thanks in advance.
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Time Travel and Names of 80's girls

Okay, I know that time travel is a touchy subject and is hard to really find facts on, but I need resources on it. What I'm looking for are published (preferably famous) intellectual insights on time travel and its potential along with any scientifical logic behind it. Also, if there are any sources and books on the subject and stories about those who do time travel, that will help immensely.

Also, I need a popular names for a teenage girls living in the 80's. The catch? They have to be names popular among the Irish community and/or the Asian community. If possible, Pacific Islanders? Thanks for the help.

Edit:

Sorry for not being specific enough. The names are preferable for girls in the United States, but the homeland is okay too, seeing that most of the girls were raised in their homeland.

writing male characters

I realize that the best way to write a character is to see them as a person before you see their gender or their age or anything. But I saw that this post about how to write female characters got some very good replies, and so I'm curious - does anyone have any tips for women writing male characters?

The main character in my WIP is male, nineteen and practically a college drop-out. While it's not a huge concern of mine, I am a little worried about unintentionally writing something that makes it obvious the author is female. Any ideas about how to avoid that?

Thanks. :)

I don't think you can do that with a stitched-up gut....

Hey there. A friend of mine pointed this community out to me and I joined a couple of days ago. I have a few of seemingly random questions for this screenplay I'm writing, and was hoping that someone here could help me out. Pardon me if they're stupid, but I couldn't seem to find any good-enough answers by trying Google and other resources.

Is there a doctor (or Japanese criminal) in the community?Collapse )

Yeah, go me for writing about the Japanese underworld when the only underworld I know of comes from the movies and for living in a bad neighborhood until I was thirteen. I feel like I'm a little over my head, and my snazzy dialogue will only hold the fort down for so long, so any help would be fantastic. Thanks!

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