Model poses and the finished paintings of Gil Elvgren
I obsess over little things.
I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
“With masculine distinction, and a strength that exudes a humbled spirit, it is Top model Miles McMillan to the stand. Moving many, many mountains in the industry, in only three years time.” - Janay Henry
|Song: Blood On My Name|
|Artist: The Brothers Bright|
|Album: A Song Treasury|
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Oh Lazarus, how did your debts get paid?
farin urlaub’s new video is literally a hannibal fanvid
GUYS, HAVE YOU NOTICED. Look at his clothes!
First pic - Rin is getting message from Makoto
Second pic - appeares, when Makoto argues with Haru and says “Rei, Nagisa, Rin, me, everyone loves you”.
So is this second pic - a flashback?! It certainly looks like Makoto and Rin had a conversation that day, cause why does Makoto have this image of Rin wearing that shirt in his head? plus it looks like Rin is sitting somewhere in a coffeeshop?
So yeah, it looks like, we’ll get flashback of some serious conversation between Rin and Makoto.
There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State.
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion.
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
Gosh, this is so cute <3
Ok, some things I like! This is ignoring the entire contemporary-real-world selection available because my “meh, real world” issues mean I haven’t explored those.
Incursion, by Aleks Voinov: spacefaring sci fi with a disabled soldier protagonist — Aleks is really good with determined, wounded-warrior characters. mmf. (If that is a character type that appeals to you, also check out his Memory of Scorpions series, which is a military/political fantasy with a POC lead.)
Santuario, by GB Gordon: colony sci fi/police procedural that does a lot with cultural differences and pride and internalized homophobia and struggling against corrupt systems. A “holy shit I can’t believe this was your first novel” book.
The Gravedigger’s Brawl by Abigail Roux: Perfect for this time of year, a fast-paced haunted-house (well, haunted-tavern) mystery with fun, lively characters.
Mark of the Gladiator by Heidi Belleau and Violetta Vane: Roman historical that deals with classical slavery in a really solid way, neither glossing it over nor making it misery porn. Also, *amazing* supporting cast of lady gladiators.
Fragile Bond by Rhi Etzweiler: you know you want original fiction with mating pheromone tropes. First-contact sci fi with cool aliens and a situation where guns are not the answer.
SOMETHING by Alex Beecroft, who has a fantastic command of language; try The Blessed Isle, Age of Sail romance as told through the journals of the gentlemen involved.
Similarly, something by Alexis Hall, who seems like one to watch; I loved Iron and Velvet, an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink urban fantasy with a wry noir-ish lady protagonist (and some great digs at the teenage vampire-boyfriend fantasy). I’m also really looking forward to Prosperity, which looks to be the beginning of a really cool steampunk universe populated by queers and POC.
Gosh. I want to keep going! But I kind of need to catch a bus to work. And also this is probably plenty to start with. Hope you find something here you like! XD
STASHING THIS LIST FOR LATER
ps i don’t wanna out you cypher if you’re separating out your fanfic lately but goddamn find a way to slyly rec your fic regardless it is so choice
Ironing is one of those simple actions that makes your cosplay look more professional. It is simple yet often overlooked. Protip; always iron to make sure your seams lay flat, don’t have wrinkles and perfect your curves hems.
This is literally one of the most important parts of sewing.
IRON YOUR COSPLAY
IRON YOUR COSPLAY
IRON YOUR COSPLAY
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Also helpful tip: Wash your fabric before you sew! ^.^
THEN YOU FUCKING IRON IT
Don’t stop at ironing! Remember there is a difference between ironing and pressing although the two words are often used interchangeably! Pressing is what you do on seams and hems to keep them nice and pretty! It involves actually holding the iron in a location for an extended period of time to hold a more permanent crease, like in a dress shirt, pants, or a pleated skirt! Ironing is the act of moving the iron to remove wrinkles. Both are super important though in making a garment. And there is also steaming which is the preferred method to remove wrinkles on some fabrics. And ALWAYS test an inconspicuous spot or test swatch and read fabric care before just laying the iron down. Some delicate fabrics may melt, which require lower settings on the iron in addaition to a pressing cloth. I always say that when sewing, if your sewing machine is your spouse, then your iron is your best friend! :)
IRON & PRESS YOUR FUCKING COSPL-
Wait I wrote that.
if being 100% gay is playing for the other team then i’d like to imagine being pansexual as playing for every team. you just sort of run around between the in and outfields juggling the extra balls and sit a couple innings in the audience eating a hotdog and eventually everyone starts to question whether you even know how to play baseball or not