September 19, 2014

You know what I really want to do? An Amano-ized Chrono Trigger group, because it’s basically my favorite video game of all time but dear god do I hate the official designs. And Amano-style is always awesome.

Of course this means finding enough people that join me in speaking the heresy that the best Final Fantasy game is actually Chrono Trigger.

(Also, Amano-stuck. Just putting that out there because that would be so fun to design)


I’m exposing Chaos’ addiction. My cat is a faucet-water junkie. 

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Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything

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The Art of Indianism

I was skimming through a few of my mother’s old cotton sarees recently, pieces she’s picked up from different parts of the country over a span of almost 20 years.

I was excitedly gushing over how pretty and unique they were, and that was when it struck me that we hardly see girls/women our generation in these gorgeous traditional ensembles anymore.

We’ve been so strongly influenced by the Zara, Forever21, Mango, etc wave that’s hit our country, that we’ve almost lost our own ethnic style somewhere in that chaos.

 I’m not a fashion extremist. I personally love these brands that I just mentioned. But I also love the gorgeous traditional styles we’ve had around us for centuries. So many colours, such vibrant gorgeous prints, and breathtaking jewellery!

 I immediately feverishly started googling Indian fashion blogs to see if there were bloggers who’d made an attempt to incorporate any ethnic elements into the looks they blog about. Unfortunately, I found no one.

 The Scarlet Window, was hence conceived out of an eager desire to revive our native styles, and fuse it with the new-age trends to created wearable, contemporary Indian looks.

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September 18, 2014

You know some days I’m glad I’m not a ‘known cosplayer’ because it means I don’t get into stupid arguments over my choice in costumes/friends/groups/etc etc etc

(even if my self-esteem problems are screaming ‘BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW AND LOVE ME!!!!!!’ like a 5-year-old)

How to Start Using a Credit Card




A while back, I wrote a post on how to job search as a 20-something. It did pretty well (to the tune of 17,000 notes, wOW), so I decided to address another subject: how to get and start using a credit card and building your credit score.

I asked for your questions or myths you had heard about how credit cards work, and it helped me to assemble a decent beginner’s guide. It’s under the Read More below, so that I can update it with more questions if anyone has any—feel free to let me know if you have any other questions I can answer!

Read More

be Laur, don’t be me!  this is a good post about credit building.  If you don’t 1) build credit, and 2) built credit responsibly, you will end up like me - unable to get a loan for a car or home, unable to rent an apartment without a guarantor, and, in extreme circumstances (like me!) unable to get a credit card to rebuild your credit in the first place.  

A credit card should never be treated as extra money, but more like a way to consolidate all your monthly payments into one big bill.  Don’t spend money you don’t have, and you should end up fine.  :)

ALL OF THIS IS GOOD. My two additions:
1) many small businesses will not take AmEx because the fees they charge are awful. If it’s not a business card, don’t bother.
2) To paraphrase my parents’ advice on credit cards - get one with no annual fee and don’t worry about the interest rate /because you will pay it off every month/

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I want to love worbla, but augh, getting it smooth :c

Backing it with foam is so so useful for keeping things nice and smooth!

It’s not the big-level smoothness I have trouble with, it’s the nubbly texture - I swear I’ve tried every technique recommended and managed to get one piece to ‘sort of smooth’

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It requires patience, but it’s informative.

September 17, 2014
The Fundraising Post





Hey! Hi. We—-that is myself, Mamaflash, and Dem-hips—-are running a fundraiser this week. On Labor Day we had an emergency vet visit. The story itself could be triggering, so I’ll provide a link to it below and just say here that we lost too much money to handle with our current jobs. (And, more importantly, the most amazing pet I’ve ever known.)

In happier news, in order to try and cover rent, we’re doing a second printing of our Yowamushi Pedal shirts!



Both available at our storenevy, UPSTAGE

The last con left our stock pretty empty, but we’re bringing the screens back for both our Peak and GROSS patterns all this week. Please check ‘em out! You can also contact us at our gmail (Upstagemail) if you have any questions about sizing or potential color changes, and we’ll do the best we can to accommodate you.

If you want to know what the fundraiser’s in honor of, or just find out a little more about a wonderful animal, here’s an info post about Nonny. It’s not a quarter of what she deserves, but it’s all I’ve got in me at the moment.

NOTE: We’re working to scrape up our other goods as well to place on the storenvy, so if you’re not interested in bikes, please bookmark it and check back in a bit to see if we have something else that interests you—-how about cute whales or Psychonauts? We’re working on it!

Hello tumblr, let me tell you a thing. 

The lovely lady who made this post is my friend Avis, who is, without a hint of joking, one of the most kind and giving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. 

She and her housemates have been through some especially rough times recently after the loss of their bird Nonny, who was without a doubt every bit as wonderful as the ladies she shared a home with (she got it from her mamas). You can read more about Nonny in the info post linked above, and I highly recommend doing so because she was one of the most wonderful creatures to ever take a nap on my shoulder (this is a high bar, I assure you).

The last thing I want anyone to have to deal with after the already terrible pain of losing a pet as well-loved as Nonny is to worry about how they’re going to be able to pay vet bills or anything else.

So I guess I am just asking you guys, my followers, all 15,000something of you, to take a couple moments out of your day and read some words about a wonderful animal and some wonderful people, and if you find something in their shop that you’d like to have for yourself, or simply wish to reblog and help spread the word, or offer them any words of kindness you can muster, it would be so, so appreciated, because these ladies and their bird mean the world to me.

Thanks to you all, and I hope that brighter days find everyone, looking ahead.

spritewight, mamaflash, and dem-hips are three of my very dearest friends in the world, and their beloved Nonny was a gift to it. I’ve had a hard time myself honestly trying to get over the shock of her passing - I even commissioned a portrait of her that was meant to be a gift for her house, but now is, tragically, a memorial. Not only do I insist you take a moment to look over this post and the incredibly excellent goods they’re offering to raise funds, but I would like to also offer:

The contents of my own shop - all sales of which will go towards the fundraiser until they meet their goal. Were you considering some buttons, a print, or a pillowcase boyfriend? Now is the best time!

Sketch commissions! - please check out my sketches tag for examples of the styles available - then message me or email me at soltian @ gmail to make a request. Prices will range between 20 and 60 dollars, depending on complexity. Commissions in general are not open, so it’s a limited chance if you’ve been wanting a custom piece!

I am blown away by the response and the continual outpouring of love we’ve been receiving in regards to these posts and this situation.  On behalf of the rest of D3, thank you all so much for all the boosting and support.

Followers, please take a moment to read over this post and the explanation post linked in it, and support and/or signal boost if you can.  If you’ve been following me all this time hoping to be able to purchase patches from me from an actual online store, now is your best chance, as many of them are listed in the shop.  Know that anything you can do to help out my roommates and myself get our baby back is so very much appreciated.  Thank you, again.

Boosting because I know birds don’t get as much love as furry pet friends, and because these are cool people and they have COOL STUFF you should buy to help them out.

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