August 20, 2014

lunaladyoflight:

cosplayinamerica:

I’m in love with Evening Arwen: Custom Costumes and Corsets' workspace ! See more here.

This is what I aspire my sewing room to be.

it’s so beautiful and tidy……….

— Source: cosplayinamerica
August 19, 2014
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

erinthesails:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Please reblog this version of the post, the author removed the link to the photo of Michael Brown’s body

I haven’t been reblogging all the Ferguson stuff crossing my dash because 1) it’s a LOT, 2) I assume a lot of people are seeing the same news already, and 3) my head is unfortunately way off in it’s own world this month.

But I thought I should say something, just in case someone following me hasn’t heard. And for additional stuff, ways to help Ferguson. This shit is basically terrifying, but there have been some acts of great humanity coming out of it too.

— Source: clehmentine
From the file of ‘I make mistakes so you don’t have to’:

Plan at the beginning of a costume if you’re going to put pockets in, and where. Because trying to go into a nearly-finished jacket to add pockets is a pain in the ass.

(I realized I had no pockets on Shatterstar, sigh. Though the jacket is done to the sleeve cuffs and trimming the million loose threads)

Reblog if you have made a friend online that you would love to hang with, but they live far away.
Karkat to the Rescue!

inuleeli:

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And then everyone had sloppy makeouts with Karkat the end

(via pyrop3s1st3r)

— Source: inuleeli
August 18, 2014

What I did today: shopped, mostly. Got lightweight sculpting epoxy, epoxy/resin cleaner, and some more chip brushes from Reynolds Advanced Materials (I also put more resin on my horns and helmet but they’re out in the garage curing, so no photo).

Then the Kryolan store to pick up some Aquacolor, because I wanted to test things in person. People seem to go for the 32B for trolls but call it ‘a little too dark’ - the grey I got is the 74 and I’m worried it’ll be too light. But that’s nitpicking I guess. The next two are Carmine 2, and then Lake G in the slightly iridescent Aquacolor Interferenz (because I couldn’t make up my mind on reds), and then 71, which is the black.

The swatches on my hand go in the same order, with me attempting to apply some of the loose charcoal grey eyeshadow I bought for contouring and FAILING MISERABLY.

And then I did do a little actual sewing - some small bits on a few things I didn’t bother to detail, and then replacing one of the front panels on ‘Star’s jacket because it was a different size somehow? Zipper and lining are half-in, hopefully I can get that done tomorrow

tamorapierce:

mrsfallontimberlake:

People talk about how hard long distance relationships are but nobody talks about the struggle of long distance friendships. I would give my left leg right now to just be able to sit in our pjs and watch movies or to just be able to give a big fucking hug. 

This.

knightarcana:

amarantines:

momijizukamori:

5’6”, you can bribe me with more Subaru outfits to cosplay, that is a bribe I swear.

WELL you’re taller than Mara but shorter than me so I guess that works.

And don’t say things like that I want to cosplay like half the Tokyo Babylon artbook because I’m weak

(somewhere Mara is sitting and reading these and cackling)

I can WEAR ALL THE HEELS

I can be 5’6” because PLATFORMS and magic

*TRIES TO SHRINK* 

Sorry for being tall average??? D;

(How tall are both of you anyway?)

I’m a bit over 5’9” and Mara is…. 5’1” or so?

— Source: momijizukamori

amarantines:

momijizukamori:

GOD amarantines remember when I had you buy me Mild Sevens at the Japanese grocery store in Cambridge because I was too young?

I dunno what happened to them though I hope they got smoked and not thrown away (dad and brother are both occasional smokers)

and apparently they rebranded in 2012 though the magic of ebay means I can get an old pack from China for $5 plus shipping

I DO and to this day I still feel slightly bad 

I NEVER SMOKED ANY IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER.

I’m just totally blanking on where the name/packaging shows up so I can check before buying old-ass cigarettes on ebay…….

— Source: momijizukamori