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an-abundance-of-plaid:

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teruterus:

why hate on trans boys when you can hate on cis boys

why hate on anyone when you can grow up and spread some positivity instead

Why hate people when you can hate humidity

Why stop at humidity when you can hate mosquitoes?

i fuckin hate mosquitoes

see we’re getting there

Let’s all unite and hate Mosquitos.

medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
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I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!
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medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

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kitsunecoffee:

brilliantinemortality:

vagisodium:

apriki:

never forget that australias first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over

its happening

even better

the only reason he was in the final was bc the same thing happened in the semis

and the only reason he was in the semis was bc one of the guys that came ahead of him in the quarters was disqualified

i’m not sure if he’s the luckiest skater alive or a skater that has the power to curse other competitors.

i’ve been laughing non stop for the past like 10 minutes

Deep Thoughts 30 Day Challenge: Day 8

8. Write about the first moment that comes to mind when you hear the words “childhood memory.”

Man, I must be feeling negative today or something, because the first thing that comes to mind is this: when I was about 8 or 9 I had this friend named Cara, and we would hang out quite a lot because I guess I didn’t have a whole lot of friends. (She’s the one who introduced me to Harry Potter, so yay, but that’s not the story I’m telling here.)

We were sitting in one of our mom’s vehicles - I remember that - and she pulled out a package of press-on nails (Lee’s, probably) that her mom had bought for her. (It was like 1998 in rural Tennessee, this was the height of fashion alright?) I grin and pull out a pack of Nailene press-on nails I’d gotten from my aunt (I think she’d used one set and was giving me the rest) to show Cara.

Her first response was “they’re not as good (cool?) as mine ‘cause they’re not as expensive.”

Anyone who knows me now (particularly IRL) will probably find this silly, but I just nodded and agreed that hers were far superior to mine and we went on with our day like nothing had ever happened. (I say you’ll find this silly because you know nowadays I just couldn’t let a comment like that go without a discussion over why it was said in the first place.)

I guess my point is, I used to take a lot of shit from people. My friend told me I wasn’t as cool as her because my belongings were cheaper, and I believed her. The kids at school who wore the name brand clothes said they were better for it, and I believed them. My mother said I had thick ankles, and to this day I’m nervous about showing people my feet. I don’t know when that changed…when did I stop taking shit from people?

When did I realize that I could, in fact, be my own person?

earrelatedhumour:

  • fandom please I implore you all to talk about Dean Thomas more
  • literally yelling for a red card during a Quidditch match
  • painting a potter for president banner for his friend HOW CUTE
  • offering to forge a signature so that same friend could go to the village with the rest of them
  • actually he paints banners supporting Harry on two separate occasions four years apart 
  • is it weirder that he keeps doing that or that Harry keeps getting himself into situations where he requires banners
  • good with a quill be still my beating heart the boy is an artist
  • literally not giving a single fuck that their teacher was a “dangerous half-breed” because he respected the hell out of him as a person and educator
  • IF YOU MEAN PROFESSOR LUPIN, HE WAS THE BEST WE EVER - 
  • and he grew up as a muggle so he had already been exposed to werewolf folklore and he had every excuse to be afraid or prejudiced and instead decided to judge him on a human level, even without the familiarity the trio etc. had to him
  • standing up for that same teacher time and time again
  • including to a ministry official who he just generally gave the sass to anyway
  • never losing his faith in Harry even when his very best friend in the whole world and approximately 89% of the wizarding community basically thought the bloke was a nutjob
  • convincing his best mate to join DA 
  • there was a fair bit of an anti-dean sentiment in HBP best to ignore that then
  • never having any animosity towards his friend for getting together with his ex-girlfriend so soon
  • completely supporting and defending Harry while on the run because OBVIOUSLY why stop now after seven years of doing literally that at every single opportunity
  • being completely bemused by but always kind towards Luna
  • helping to dig the grave on the beach
  • running out into the final battle without a fucking wand 
  • evidently winning one at some point
  • everything to do with him and Seamus however you want to view their relationship but frankly I could do a whole other post on that
  • also I met Alfie once and he was so pretty
  • dEAN THOMAS

blue-eyed-hanji:

sora1915:

olive-elf:

Let me tell you something Balto. A dog can not make this journey alone, but maybe a wolf can. - Balto (1995)

I cant believe this has so many notes! everyone EVERYONE i have ever talked to has never heard of Balto :/

How have people not heard of Balto!?

if you aint never heard of balto then get your ass over to primewire and watch that shizz

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

an-abundance-of-sophie:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society 

I WILL ALWAYS REBLOG THIS

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