"I’ve got a very bad feeling about this."

I am either the best or worst superhero ever, depending on who you ask. Eclectic geek. Fandoms galore. Costumes. Video games. Comic books. Science Fiction. Fantasy. Television. Movies. Culture. History. I really like GIFs.

 

kanthara:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

A great comic telling people to stand up for their fellow fans!

You want to know how terrible that these douche bags can get? I made a Sailor Venus cosplay for my younger sister who looked amazing and proud to wear it. I made sure she wore white shorts that covered her panties and stopped where the skirt ended, (because of the horror stories we heard about perverts taking pictures up cosplayers’ skirts without consent) Turns out there were jerks trying to take pics up her skirt, but started to complain to each other that she was wearing shorts under and it wasn’t fair. SHE WAS UNDERAGE AT THE TIME OF WEARING THIS COSPLAY! Not only were they attempting sexual harassment, but ON A MINOR! Please, reblog this, spread the word, and stand up for other cosplayers if you see/hear this.

I can’t tell you how flattered (and also somewhat triumphant) I am that my comic is still going around being shared like this. Keep doing it, and keep telling your stories, and this is how we’ll change things. 
By the way, cons, the above is available in large size for printing and posting in your spaces and con books for free, just download them from here: 
Ledger size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterledger.jpg
Letter size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterletter.jpg
Spread the word!

kanthara:

redeaddie:

cosplayisnotconsent:

A great comic telling people to stand up for their fellow fans!

You want to know how terrible that these douche bags can get? I made a Sailor Venus cosplay for my younger sister who looked amazing and proud to wear it. I made sure she wore white shorts that covered her panties and stopped where the skirt ended, (because of the horror stories we heard about perverts taking pictures up cosplayers’ skirts without consent) Turns out there were jerks trying to take pics up her skirt, but started to complain to each other that she was wearing shorts under and it wasn’t fair. SHE WAS UNDERAGE AT THE TIME OF WEARING THIS COSPLAY! Not only were they attempting sexual harassment, but ON A MINOR! Please, reblog this, spread the word, and stand up for other cosplayers if you see/hear this.

I can’t tell you how flattered (and also somewhat triumphant) I am that my comic is still going around being shared like this. Keep doing it, and keep telling your stories, and this is how we’ll change things. 

By the way, cons, the above is available in large size for printing and posting in your spaces and con books for free, just download them from here: 

Ledger size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterledger.jpg

Letter size: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/71776269/Cosplaynotconsent-posterletter.jpg

Spread the word!

ajacquelineofalltrades:

morebullets:

I’m really excited

Batman Assault on Arkham Trailer

CAPTAIN BOOMERANG AND HE’S NOT IT THE STUPID VERSION OF HIS COSTUME OMGGGGG

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?
Huh.
That would explain a few things.

This makes me want to write werewolf fiction.  Like really, wolf (and big cat) behavior in the wild in general makes me want to write shifter fiction because I’ve never seen anything that takes real animal behavior into account.

sursumursa:

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

So if you’re an ‘alpha wolf’ then you are, in point of fact, not the noble, fierce and imposing leader of a group who respects you, but a scared wild creature with no social support frantically lashing out at strangers to try and gain some semblance of control over a fundamentally uncontrollable environment?

Huh.

That would explain a few things.

This makes me want to write werewolf fiction.  Like really, wolf (and big cat) behavior in the wild in general makes me want to write shifter fiction because I’ve never seen anything that takes real animal behavior into account.

sarahdesignsthings:

Finished my masquerade mask. Wasn’t too sure how I was going to make it until I remembered that Kevin has a giant roll of worbla! 
I made mockups with craft foam. I have a cast of my head which made everything easier because I could hold the foam over it and make markings for the eyes. I love my head cast! If you don’t have a head cast you can measure your face to get an idea of the sizing. If you’re limited in the amount of craft foam you have to work with you can also use paper or cardboard to test designs. 
 Cut it out of the worblaI have a soldering iron, so I drew out the design on the worbla and used the iron to cut it out. The downside to this is that you get some rough edges that need to be sanded down, but it’s easier to cut than with a regular blade. 
Shape the maskWorbla is a thermoplastic, so when you apply heat it will get malleable and stick to itself. I heated my mask and placed it over my head cast, pushing down so that it fits around my eyes and curves around my face. If you don’t have a head cast you can use your own face but make sure that it’s not too hot or you might burn yourself. 
Add raised designs (not shown)I used puff paint to create swirl designs on the mask and outline the mask. Puff paint dries fast and raised so it works great for adding raised details! 
Paint.I dry brushed the mask with acrylic paints. 
Add gemsI added a couple small gems to the mask with white glue.
SealI used a gloss varnish to seal the paint, coat the gems and give it the extreme shine you see in the final pictures. 
I chose to make it one layer of worbla because I want the mask to be thin and lightweight. If you want a thicker mask, or are working on other projects with worbla, you may want to sandwich a piece of craft foam between two pieces of worbla. This will give it thickness without using lots of your thermoplastic. 

sarahdesignsthings:

Finished my masquerade mask. Wasn’t too sure how I was going to make it until I remembered that Kevin has a giant roll of worbla! 

  1. I made mockups with craft foam.
    I have a cast of my head which made everything easier because I could hold the foam over it and make markings for the eyes. I love my head cast!

    If you don’t have a head cast you can measure your face to get an idea of the sizing. If you’re limited in the amount of craft foam you have to work with you can also use paper or cardboard to test designs. 

  2.  Cut it out of the worbla
    I have a soldering iron, so I drew out the design on the worbla and used the iron to cut it out. The downside to this is that you get some rough edges that need to be sanded down, but it’s easier to cut than with a regular blade. 

  3. Shape the mask
    Worbla is a thermoplastic, so when you apply heat it will get malleable and stick to itself. I heated my mask and placed it over my head cast, pushing down so that it fits around my eyes and curves around my face. If you don’t have a head cast you can use your own face but make sure that it’s not too hot or you might burn yourself. 

  4. Add raised designs (not shown)
    I used puff paint to create swirl designs on the mask and outline the mask. Puff paint dries fast and raised so it works great for adding raised details! 

  5. Paint.
    I dry brushed the mask with acrylic paints. 

  6. Add gems
    I added a couple small gems to the mask with white glue.

  7. Seal
    I used a gloss varnish to seal the paint, coat the gems and give it the extreme shine you see in the final pictures. 

I chose to make it one layer of worbla because I want the mask to be thin and lightweight. If you want a thicker mask, or are working on other projects with worbla, you may want to sandwich a piece of craft foam between two pieces of worbla. This will give it thickness without using lots of your thermoplastic. 


lacalacabby:

electronic-neko:

themonkeycabal:

frelledbyfate:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

ooh-shiny-things:

winneganfake:

lacalacabby:

Can we make a petition for Oded Fehr to be cast as Doctor Strange? Is it possible because it needs to be done.

FUCKING HELL YES. 

give this to me now.

Josh and I have been saying this for months.

I accept this and wish for it to be so. It will probably be a pasty white dude tho.

In many ways it is like he was born to play this part. 

How did I never see that before? This must happen!

Oh, please, please,
please let me have Oded Fehr in a Marvel movie to admire. I would watch the hell out of that movie for no other reason, he was my first movie crush.

New Twitter Trend: #OdedFehrForStrange. Let’s make it happen.

queenofthedorks:

100donofficial:

jace-strigoi:

Alright Persephone, time with the hubbie is up get your ass out of the Underworld so we can have spring.

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I’ve never seen a more accurate representation of current weather patterns in North America.

halffizzbin:

theongreyjoy:

A frequent complaint I seem to have with TV, especially within the last 5 years or so, is this industry standard that killing off characters is a way to keep a story fresh and exciting. this feels especially true in supernatural/fantasy esque stories. Like these writers want to keep us on their toes, and they aren’t creative enough to do it in any other way other than teasing a potential death, building it up, and (9/10 times) eliminating a mostly minor character who is well liked and under developed. The show can collect its shock and awe points and generate some internet buzz and keep people talking into the next season.

Writers for these shows are like broke addicts huffing paint thinner for a quick fix. Its lazy and unprofessional. More that that, its predictable. It eliminates effort to create truly stimulating art. It eliminates  the responsibility that writers have to pump out a finale/pre finale/episode that will shock you by it’s own merits. It’s part of a culture of television that bores and frustrates it’s most passionate viewers, who groan upon hearing the announcement that there will be “two shocking deaths” by the end of the season. “Of course there are”, we think. There always is. Who is the most expendable. Which character did you decide to shortchange for the sake of shock this time? How many episodes will it take for that character’s name to leave the lips of the surviving cast forever; for that character to be erased and cemented as a plot device in an unnecessary attempt by writers to deliver a promise of unpredictability and brutality to it’s fans. 

But heres the thing. True Detective wrapped up it’s first season a few months ago without a single major/supporting character death. Despite it’s wild west feel, almost every major character in Deadwood survived it’s finale. The most shocking, skin crawling scenes in Breaking bad weren’t the moments of a characters death, but the scenes of quiet, tension between two characters that were still alive. Doctor Who is one of the longest running scifi/fantasy shows of all time and the large portion of it’s successful run was spent preaching and practicing mercy. 

and i’m not saying that character deaths are inherently useless; or even that killing off multiple characters is inherently problematic. Some series manage to pull this off without a hitch; the difference being that the deaths in question all work fluidly within the world the death occurred. When people talk about Breaking Bad, nobody complains that ____ shouldn’t have died. You don’t hear ASOIAF/Game of Thrones fans say that ____ was unfairly killed off.

There is a level of acceptance in these deaths because they were all centered around pragmatism and story telling, not thrills. It doesn’t feel as if somebody tossed names into a hat and conjured up a cheap exit for the unlucky winner(s). Writers aren’t beating their chests and teasing spoilers about these deaths to drum up viewership or trick fans into thinking that the stakes are higher than they actually are; and that killing characters is akin to great/moving writing.

This new trend where developing characters and plucked from the their stories by ambivalent writers who have either dug themselves into a hole or can’t conjure up enough organic tension really does nothing but frustrate fans and make us believe a little less in the shows that we have attached ourselves to. im pretty sick of it. 

in short: stop being lazy.

Even the people who are very critical of Lost would probably agree that its character deaths were highly effective because they were all surprises, they all meant something, and they all left a resonating wake. That was a show where anything could happen to anyone, but it wasn’t a drawn-out marketing gimmick. It was a well-developed ensemble in a dangerous situation, and every loss felt like a real sacrifice. 

If your “drama” is so badly-drawn that you’ve resorted to repeatedly gloating over your power to kill of your characters whenever you feel the need to generate interest, you’re probably not doing your best work.

DO BETTER.

tardisy-wardisy:

wubatomicparticle:

tumblr is literally the result of putting teenagers together without any adult supervision whatsoever

well it was either this or lord of the flies

Uhhh… tumblr is pretty much lord of the flies.

(Source: wubmachine-deactivated420)

timemachineyeah:

Forgive the Google Translate but THAT’S THE OFFICIAL SAILOR MOON TWITTER AND THE PRODUCTER ATSUTOSHI UMEZAWA CONFIRMING THAT
THE ON APRIL 27
WE WILL GET THE VOICE CAST OF THE ANIME
AND OFFICIAL ART FOR ALL THE LEAD CHARACTERS

timemachineyeah:

Forgive the Google Translate but THAT’S THE OFFICIAL SAILOR MOON TWITTER AND THE PRODUCTER ATSUTOSHI UMEZAWA CONFIRMING THAT

THE ON APRIL 27

WE WILL GET THE VOICE CAST OF THE ANIME

AND OFFICIAL ART FOR ALL THE LEAD CHARACTERS

Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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