PANTS: Pin Up Girl Clothing HEADBAND: Forever21 CARDIGAN: Wheels & Dollbaby BAG: Baby The Stars Shine Bright SHOES: B.A.I.T _____________________________________________________________________
I’ve wanted to own something from BtSSB pretty much since I was 13 & started discovering Lolita (for those who don’t know, a vintage-inspired Japanese fashion subculture that’s gotten even more popular outside of Harajuku). When I saw this Ribbon Heart Bag at the BtSSB store in NYC I knew I had to sacrifice some funds for it. I had it shipped from Japan when it sold out! So expensive, but it’s so precious & it looks like a retro valentine (oh boy I do adore valentines!
My PUG black stretch capris have been one of the best purchases I’ve made in a while. They’re high-waisted and come with a belt and should be a PinUp fashion staple! Plus my limited edition Dita Von Teese cardigan in pale pink from Wheels & Dollbaby (who recently gifted me the new lavender colorway), I’m feeling pretty cheesecake right now <3 My hair could use some TLC though :c
Last night I went to the wrap party for the show I was working on at ShadowMachine and everyone cheered for the short I worked on, which was so awesome! People were coming up and telling me it was the best looking short this season…. Anyway I’m proud of all that, but what I’m NOT proud of is having 8 drinks and waking up this morning still a little bit drunk, stumbling into the kitchen and grabbing a bollilo bread roll and taking it back to bed with me, hugging it and periodically waking up to eat it.
I made prosthetics for this and took the photos (there were so many that were not in focus omg) pretty much blindly, but I ended up having to smooth them down in editing so much I may as well not have bothered. lol I super like the way this turned out in the end anyway, though.
It’s not Halloween proper yet, but HALLOWEEN MONTH IS NIGH UPON US! Which means, it’s witch time. WITCHES! Bringin’ the old Wheel of the Year back there. Also, I legit want that pentacle flower wreath in my life, stat.
Done for Perna Studios’ upcoming Witchcraft card set.
“You gave me your sword,” Rand said. “And I wasn’t able to return it. This is a replacement.”
Tam slid the sword from its sheath, and his eyes widened. “This is too fine a gift, son.”
“Nothing is too fine for you,” Rand whispered. “Nothing.”
A Memory of Light, chapter 15 “Your Neck in a Cord”.
“It will just end up in a trunk, forgotten like the last one. I should never have brought that thing home. You put too much care into that blade.” He moved to hand the sword back.
Rand put his hand over Tam’s. “Please. A blademaster deserves a fitting weapon. Take it—that will ease my conscience. Light knows, any burden I can lighten now will help in the days to come.”
Tam grimaced. “That’s a dirty trick, Rand.”
“I know. I’ve been spending my time with all kinds of unsavory types lately. Kings, clerks, lords and ladies.”
Tam reluctantly took the sword back.
“Think of it as a thank-you,” Rand said, “from all the world to you. If you had not taught me of the flame and the void all those years ago… Light, Father. I wouldn’t be here right now. I’d be dead, I’m sure of that.”
So, it’s basically your average fantasy story, with 99% less misogyny and 100% more subverting fantasy tropes, with characters like:
-tol angry cinnamon roll
-mischievous boy with a heart of gold who acts like an ass
-future holy roman emperor/witch/badass
-angry village witch with a large stick
-badass smol lady gandalf
-her tol emo bodyguard
And that’s just the main characters from the first book. It also has themes of “who lives, who dies, who writes your story,” how gossip/memes spread, people we don’t like aren’t always evil, you don’t have to agree with people to work with them, and so much more. If you like really long fantasy books, definitely read it.