a friggin dress

Yvonne and Samira talk ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at special screening and panel at The Wing NYC. 22 April 2017 [x]

Things I Desperately Need in Life:

  1. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston to recreate the story from Norse mythology in which Mjölnir is stolen and held ransom and Loki convinces Thor that the best way for them to get the hammer back is for Thor to dress up as the Viking goddess of love.
  2. The version of the myth they recreate is one in which Thor doesn’t even bother to shave.

//Working on Dances for today’s release. My sleep schedule is now such a mess I woke up AT midnight, so…yay? XD I’ve got some work to do, some emails to send out. It’s been a busy day and a half or so, but things seem to FINALLY be moving in life. 

I’ve got my 3dsmax to work. I don’t remember ANY of the controls. I used to do a lot of my old modding with milkshape3d which is cheaper and more user friendly but doesn’t have anywhere NEAR the capabilities of 3dsmax. I am going to see what I can do about the weirdness that is the friggin dress meshes for Inquisition, with particular attention paid to the qunari version, since the skintone doesn’t work to recolor properly. I think I know WHY this happens. There’s a weird setup in the file that has two items backwards on the list. BUT I don’t know how to fix that, and all my attempts to are resulting in invisible bodies in games. SO. 

Next plan, alter the mesh to improve the proportions (seriously wtf is going on with the qunari lady proportions, not okay), and to cover that part up. I can’t make it read a different texture file, so my goal is to get a dress that actually WORKS with the texture recolors people have, and with any luck that will end up pretty? (rofl I’m probably kidding myself).

If nothing else, I’m back to retextures, but tintmaps still kick my ass (just like they did when I was doing DAO modding XD), so we shall see. 

I’ve got another week before the dwarven thaigs stuff picks up again (which is good, because I have to get on the old machine and get a playthrough to the point where i can get the screencaps I need for that). 

I’ve got three reward pieces that are due at the end of the month too. 

I’m going on holiday for a few days next month. I’m STILL job seeking (and have extended my search to looking abroad too which…just sigh). I’m also moving house around the end of august, beginning of September, so…we’ll see. Lots of stuff to do right now, lots of things in the next two months, and time goes fast. 

I ALSO need to pick up my replay of DA2 for Dances Book 7 which is fast approaching. I have no reference vids for that, so I actually need to get some. >.>  Other than that…yeah. Stuff. Stuff is happening. *shrug*

Uff, so much to do. So many plans.

AN: So I have some serious issues. This started as a Crack fic for my friend Emily and all of a sudden I had 15 pages written and there was no way I was editing all the chaos. So enjoy or not. It’s really long and I apologize. Why can’t I write short things?  P.S. Emily babe, just remember you asked for this craziness. ;)

This Moment…

Thea Queen…well Merlyn, had had a lot of crazy days in her life, finding out her brother was a leather clad vigilante and that her dad was a psychotic super-villian for example but never, never did she think that today would be even more chaotic than both of those days put together. But she knew it would be worth it when she finally had her brother married off to the woman of his dreams…literally. Felicity had told her what she wanted then let her plan the whole wedding. She had picked a old mansion just outside of Starling. It had a huge room that could accommodate the small mass of people she had invited and another room that would serve as the reception hall. Of course every room was filled with light, just as Felicity had specified.  

The morning was not going well so far. She had already had to send the caterers back because they had prepared the wrong meat and then the minister had called and said his plane had been delayed but that he would be there soon as he could. Who freaking flew when they were supposed to perform a wedding ceremony? She was debating whether to find a good wifi signal and take the three minute certification course when one of the workers caught her attention.

“NO! Those are supposed to be red roses, not white you imbecile,” she screeched at the man that was laying a vase of flowers on a table. She took a deep breath. Her patience was like a rubber band stretched too far, pull hard enough and eventually it was going to snap. “Red! Now! If you know what’s good for you.”

The man scurried off, looking terrified. She smiled smugly. Even dressed in a blue robe, her hair in curlers and slippers on her feet she could be persuasive and from the wild look in the mans eyes, scary. 

She turned, taking a final look at the room, smiling at the row of pictures lining the walls, her favorite being one she had taken of Oliver and Felicity just smiling at each other. They hadn’t even known she was there. so lost were they in their own world, filled with butterflies and rainbows and a lot of things she didn’t even want to think about them doing. Thea shuddered and watched as a woman started writing on a board that would go under the row of pictures asking people to use tag #QueenWedding when snapping pics of the soon to be married couple. Her smile turned upside down when she noticed what the worker had written on the board.

“Excuse me! Do you not know how to spell Felicity? It’s F-E-L-I-C-I-T-Y. Is it really so that hard? You have a phone, ever heard of Google you lazy piece of-”

“All right,” Laurel cut her off and put a arm around her shoulders, sending a apologetic look the woman’s way as she led them away. “Let’s get those rollers out of your hair.”

She sucked in a breath and balled her fist. “I’m so mad I could snap every one of those peoples necks right now.”

“Which you wont do, because this is Oliver and Felicity’s wedding and I’m pretty sure if you ruined it then Felicity would kill you herself and Oliver would help.” Laurel clapped her hands and smiled brightly.  “So take a deep breath and please for the love of all that is holy go get dressed.”

“But-” Thea started to protest, she had to supervise, otherwise the idiot workers would ruin the wedding before it even began and it had to be PERFECT! She would settle for nothing less.

“Nope, I’ll take care of it,” Laurel spoke over her as she steered her in the direction of the changing rooms. “You’re the Maid-Of-Honor so you should be with Felicity right now and making sure she has everything she needs, and that she’s calm. You can’t do that if you’re all wigged out yourself.”

“This is Felicity we’re talking about Laurel. She is always calm.”

“I know…then just be there for emotional support.” Thea shot her a look over her shoulder.

“Please, those two have been married and making moony eyes at each other for four years. This just makes it public and legal.”

Laurel rolled her eyes and knocked on the door swiftly. “Well at least you’ve calmed down,” she said while turning the knob and swinging the door open.

What Thea saw when the door opened fully made her mouth drop open. Felicity stood, clad in her lace wedding gown bouncing Sara on her hip as the toddler talked gibberish.

“Felicity! What in the hel-”

“So much for calm,” Laurel muttered.

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ok, ok but just imagine, say there are clones starting families

They would friggin LOVE dressing their babies in the cutest shit

s/o would be going around shopping for baby clothes and send them pictures like, what about this one? 

And they’d be like, no. cuter

this one? And s/o would choose something ridiculous like a full body onesie that would make baby look like a marshmallow

YES. PERFECT. 

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this is a thing i have to say, apparently.

I’m going to point out that Winry is entirely capable of choosing to work on automail while wearing an apron and skirt ensemble quite similar to Trisha’s and more importantly (from her pov I’d imagine) her grandmother. It’s what she was wearing during the Promised day while clearly working on automail, considering she dropped several tools. it is actually all Pinako ever wears while working on automail. Wearing a sundress /=/ sitting prettily by the window and not working on your career. 

When Winry is doing heavy automail work- like on the level or rebuilding, stuff where she’ll be a mess, she wears her coveralls. This is what we see her in most often. However, when she’s doing light mechanical work, she just throws an apron on over clothes. Whether they happen to be jeans or a skirt, it doesn’t matter- but it’s usually a skirt, because, here’s a revelation- Winry likes skirts. 

http://butterflies-in-my–brain.tumblr.com/post/66854524617

Shocking information apparently, but if you look over all the official art, she overwhelmingly gravitates towards sundresses and the like when working at home, with her miniskirt/jacket/boots ensemble being her “city” outfit. Arakawa actually stated a preference in her art book towards the bare legs/sandal/sundress thing so i imagine that’s the actual only reason why.

This does not make any statement about Winry other than she likes skirts. Winry has always liked automail and always had a very girly side too. This has always been part of her character. She also grew up around women who dressed a certain way, so it friggin’ makes sense she’d dress a little like Trisha and her gran- they live in the same area. Dressing a certain way does not…state anything…at all about a character’s archetype or career aspirations, about how hard she works or whether she’s sitting around ~waitiing~ at home. 

Moreover, Trisha was incredibly hardworking. Most of the times we see her in the manga, she’s got a broom in her hands, she’s doing laundry, she’s cooking, she’s picking vegetables (SEE HOW SHE DROPPED A BUNCH WHEN SHE COLLAPSED)- she never ~sat prettily~ at home. She was raising two kids and she worked incredibly hard at it, to the point where Ed claimed she might have overworked herself to the point it contributed to her early death (which is likely just him being a melodromatic lil self-guilt tripper but it shows he noticed she worked really hard). Moreover, as another poster pointed out, she said she didn’t spend any of the money Hohenheim left, which implies either she was so self-sufficient she spent zero money or she was earning it somehow (i’d imagine the fact she seems to grow her own vegetables had something to do with it- maybe she also sold them.) 

So uh. Winry never sat prettily waiting by a window, neither did Trisha, they are both very hardworking and dedicated and wearing a skirt has nothing whatsoever to do with “not being hardworking or career focused or a machine freak.”

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So I saw this and I thought it was hilarious and I got really carried away, so um, yeah. Have some dorky SouMako. Set before Nationals. Beware of swearing, Rin being an unfunny, punny dick, two giant losers named Sousuke and Makoto and my unedited writing. Yee!

The Master of Cool

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Pairings: SouMako

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Wanna hear a cute story???

I was SUPER stressed about what costume to wear to work today, because of the environment I work in a lot of my co-workers are much older than me, so I wasn’t sure how intensely they did Halloween. So imagine if I, the newbie, show up in FULL Sailor Moon and everyone else is just wearing cat ears? (Feelin’ like Elle Woods at that one party, right?)

EVEN STILL I’ve been Usagi for Halloween the last like three years in a row so it felt sad to leave her behind this year. So I opted instead to wear Snow White this year, as it was a cute costume and still pretty simple.

AS I WAITED FOR THE BUS HOME FROM WORK, a bus later than the one I wanted actually, a guy came up beside me to wait for the same bus I was

DRESSED

AS

TUXEDO MASK

THE ONLY OTHER REAL COSTUME I SAW ALL DAY AND HE WAS AT THE FRIGGIN BUS TERMINAL DRESSED AS TUXEDO MASK

Basically what I’m saying is, we’re gonna get married

How Renora ends...??

Alright, theory time!

(Gus Voice) Before we start, I want to think Pyrrha getting shot in the ankle for making this theory possible.

But seriously thought, I wanna talk about team JNPR and the historical figures/legends they are based on.  Before I get into it, I’ll list them for anyone who hasn’t looked it up.  JNPR were all based off a character of legend who cross-dressed at some point in their story.

Pyrrha Nikos is based off of Achilles, who once dressed as a red-haired girl named Pyrrha to sneak across a battlefield.  Successfully.

Jaune Arc is based off of Joan of Arc, the holy French maiden who was given a holy vision on how to save France.  Joan was eventually burned to death by the people she defended.

Lie Ren is based off of Mulan, who everyone knows from the Disney movie as the girl who took her father’s place in a war during a time where a woman sneaking into the army was punishable by death.

Nora Valkyrie is based off of friggin Thor.  Thor apparently dressed as a goddess (Freyja) to sneak into an Ice-Giant fortress.

So what do we know about these characters?  Well, since Miles and Kerry decided that Cinder’s arrow should first pierce Pyrrha’s Achilles tendon, we know that the characters’ and their fates are likely intertwined with the characters they are based on. 

As the last recap, let’s review how Achilles died, then I’ll go into some speculation about team Junior (JN-R).  Achilles was a mighty warrior leading an army who was said to be invincible and possibly immortal depending on who you asked.  There are a few different stories on how Achilles achieved his invulnerability, but they all seem to agree that as a baby his mother wanted to purify him so that when he was a man he would be immortal.  The two stories I hear of say that she either held the baby Achilles into fire, or traveled to the Underworld to dip the baby Achilles into a river.  In both stories, she was in a hurry (because she was cooking a baby) and so pulled her child back out as soon as she could, forgetting that the heel she held him by did not get purified.  That is why the only place that Achilles could be harmed was that one ankle, nowadays known as the Achilles Tendon.

This is also where Pyrrha was shot, so we can kinda judge how much JNPR is going to follow their source material.

Alright, the theory: The three remaining members of JN-R (assuming Pyrrha to be dead) all have something in common.  It is subtle, and less noticeable because Achilles did not have this problem, but all the other legends were betrayed/dishonored/abandoned for the actions they believed to be right.

Thor (the central point of this theory, btw), as is explored in the Marvel movie, recklessly attacked the Ice-Giants with no regard for, well, anything, and was thus banished to earth by his All-Father.  Although Thor’s heart was in the right place, he was immature and looking for a fight, and this lead to his banishment.

Mulan’s story (as most widely known through the Disney movie) is similar but nobler.  Mulan snuck into the Chinese army because her father was in no condition to fight, and even though she did redeem herself by saving China, she was caught and should have been executed. 

Joan of Arc follows the same plotline.  She fought for her country and her religion as a ‘holy maiden,’ and she actually was executed.  Burned at the stake for witchcraft if my memory serves (someone pointed out the Salem is a witch and Cinder controls fire, so Jaune is double f*cked xD). 

So what does this mean for JN-R?  Well, I think that some point down the line, not necessarily Vol. 4, that JN-R is going to have a fall from grace because of Nora.

Let’s look at the facts, shall we?

It was Thor’s recklessness and youthful aggression that led to his banishment until he learned to mature and realized the error of his ways. 

Now, isn’t Nora the one who’s first response to everything is ‘Break his legs?’  (I’m serious, how many times does she say that?)

Ren and Jaune really aren’t the type to go against orders and attack something, but they are the type to support Nora if they know she won’t be stopped. 

That’s what I think will happen at some point.  Nora drags the group much deeper than they should be (possibly against direct orders), and they all get in big trouble.  Remember back when we thought Yang was going to jail?  That panic would be nothing compared to team JN-R’s trouble.

So what happens then?  Well, remember how the only one who actually does get executed is Joan of Arc?

Jaune is going to take the blame.  He is tired of things happening to his team that he cannot help with, and after Pyrrha’s death I don’t think he would hesitate to lie through his teeth to keep his family safe. 

So Jaune gets crucified (probably not literally.  Don’t know with Miles tho…).  What happens to the other two?

Nora is going to feel like absolute scum for a while.  She’s going to torment herself with the knowledge that her recklessness is putting Jaune in a bad position, made only worse by the fact that I think this could become a wedge between Ren and Nora.

Mulan actually redeemed herself by her own actions and not through the justification of ‘Well I matured so this was all for the good’ like Thor.  So Ren is going to get out of this because someone, I supposed Ironwood, is going to talk some sense into the boy.  Ren is going to realize that his blind faith and reliance on Nora may not be a good thing, and I think that Ironwood will recognize the situation and offer Ren redemption.  Ren gets to continue fighting for Ironwood as a Huntsman, thereby redeeming himself through saving the world, and give himself a chance to spread his wings. 

I think that this is going to be the most important development arc that Ren and Nora can get.  Nora learning a harsh lesson, and Ren getting a taste of what the world can be. 

This would leave Ren and Nora to make a decision: come back to each other and make Renora official, or say a final goodbye before starting a new life.  Oh and Jaune is also prob in prison.

While I personally would like to see Renora and I think that it is more likely that Renora does happen, in this scenario I could see Miles choosing against it.  Either way, this feels like a powerful way to finish Ren and Nora’s storyline and/or screentime.  Either they ride off into the sunset together, or separately.  I think Jaune won’t be finished then, but I feel like this could be the tentative plan for whenever they exit (hopefully like past Vol 10).

If I messed up my Achilles facts or forgot something that ties all the characters together, let me know.  Also, feel free to speculate based on who the characters are based on.

But hey, that’s just a theory.