advance patterns


These are just basic examples.

Mercury in the 1st house: you’re smart about a wide variety of things, which may result in much trivial or miscellaneous knowledge. You bare your intelligence for all to see; it’s something even strangers may notice.

Mercury in the 2nd house: you’re smart about self-preservation & making sure needs are provided for, whatever they may be. This makes you thrifty & a good negotiator. Your intelligence is seen by anyone you share things with.

Mercury in the 3rd house: you’re smart in the logical & active way, which helps you navigate through daily life in a productive, flowing manner. Your intelligence is seen mainly by the people who you see most regularly.

Mercury in the 4th house: you’re smart in an inward way, which helps you keep steady & operating properly on a psychological level. Your introspection is like machine maintenance. Your intelligence is seen by those closest to you.

Mercury in the 5th house: you’re smart in a creative way, which helps you express yourself through your pleasures in an innovative and clever manner. Your intelligence is seen by lovers, creative partners, and children.

Mercury in the 6th house: you’re smart in the most practical of ways. Your mental energy is devoted to productivity & punctuality which helps you maintain a very healthy lifestyle. Your intelligence is seen by people you work with.

Mercury in the 7th house: you’re smart in an interpersonal way. You easily pick up on social cues & you’re able to maintain colorful, engaging relationships. Your intelligence is seen by everyone you connect with.

Mercury in the 8th house: you’re smart in a penetrating way. You see right through lies & facades and you can understand the darkest, most nebulous topics. Your intelligence is hidden, seen only by those you’re very intimate with.

Mercury in the 9th house: you’re smart in a philosophical way. Your mind has traveled across the planet and back; your worldly perspective is boundless. Your intelligence is seen by teachers/mentors and diverse types of people.

Mercury in the 10th house: you’re smart in a mature way. You are able to mentally handle even the most frustrating & perplexing real-world problems. Your intelligence is seen by authority figures and your dominant parent.

Mercury in the 11th house: you’re smart in a future-oriented way. You see very far in advance and understand sociological patterns; your guidance & insight are priceless. Your intelligence is seen by your friends/communities.

Mercury in the 12th house: you’re smart about spiritual realms & the unknown. You have a special wisdom that is not bound to earth or humanity. Your intelligence is only seen / understood by you, when you’re alone.

more autistic rachel thoughts because i did them late last night and forgot like all of my favorite points:

  • obviously rachel is literally psychic now, but there always had to be something specific about her that would make her an ideal candidate to host delphi.
  • she’s always been super intuitive, asking very insightful questions that freaked out the stuffy rich snobs she grew up around, and sitting very silently and just observing everything about the world around her.
  • a lot of autistic people who are very intuitive and even prophetic have suggested that it’s actually a kind of very advanced subconscious pattern recognition; many autistic people are super good at spotting patterns, and if you’re good enough at it, you can predict certain things because of the pattern of details signals something to you subconsciously.
  • this extends past predicting events, and can actually affect how you see people— “he looks like he’s about to do something illegal” and then the next day you see his mugshot on the news.
  • you can bet this didn’t go over all that great with her parents. they think she’s “weird” and “odd” and she says strange things and asks questions about topics that she has no business knowing about are always trying to make her more “normal”. it’s actually really sad because she was just a bright happy kid trying to share cool information and inquisitive and curious about the world but they just…don’t receive it well at all
  • her parents took her to all kinds of doctors to try and “fix” her, but once they threw out The A Word they got too frightened by the stigma and refused to accept the diagnosis, so fortunately rachel was spared from the more horrifying “treatments”
  • but she did have her fair share of horrible aids who forced her to stop stimming by grabbing her hands or yelling at her to make eye contact
  • her parents were always torn between wanting to control her and not wanting to look like bad parents who make their kid scream in public, so if she starts to get really upset and looks like she’s on the verge of a meltdown they back off and just grudgingly let her do whatever she wants so she’ll be quiet
  • she likes to wear the same thing every day and like you know her mother is mortified about this and she doesn’t want people to think she can’t dress her kid properly so they have a lot of fights about it, but eventually rachel ends up getting her way because her mom just gets so flustered and exasperated
  • when people snap at her for “saying weird things” as a child, she goes nonverbal and just retreats into herself
  • she has a series of unsuccessful therapists and eventually her parents just get so frustrated that they stick her in art therapy bc at this point they’ll try whatever works
  • rachel LOVES art therapy
  • it’s a great sensory experience for her, it allows herself to get her feelings out more successfully than she ever could with words, and she’s a very visual thinker (like many autistic people) so it just comes naturally. she can also express herself in more unconventional ways and call it “art” and that’s acceptable, even encouraged.
  • lol rachel is so like model artist like pretty much every great artist was either gay or non-neurotypical and rachel is both
  • she has a type of synesthesia where colors are linked to textures and emotions
  • she paints her dreams a lot, or she just paints her feelings. a lot of her first paintings like when she was a kid are just abstract paintings of colors
  • but once she starts really developing a passionate love for art her parents start to get Upset because like yeah at first she seemed a lot calmer and better behaved but like…it’s just therapy she’s not supposed to become an artist
  • which is why they start pushing clarion so hard bc they’re starting to be like “okay okay the therapy was fun but like srsly when r u gonna like…be normal”
  • as she gets older she stops feeling sad and empty and starts getting angry at how she’s been treated. so she stops trying to be “normal” and instead goes as far the other way as she possibly can.
  • she’s not a big fan of personal grooming and just does whatever’s manageable (hence the “i’m brushing my curly ass hair while it’s dry, i don’t care if it has gold paint in it i’m not washing it”)
  • she’s not so great at adhering to the status quo and just accepting “that’s just the way it is” sounds like a ludicrous explanation to her, so this is what pushes her to look critically at the world and become so radical at such a young age
  • i mentioned this before but she doesn’t really have a gender or strong connection to her gender. this is very common because 1. lots of autistic people think of themselves as their brains/thoughts and may feel a type of dissociation towards their bodies, not feeling fully connected or in control of them 2. gender is really just another kind of social norm, and many autistic people struggle to understand the purpose of social norms in general or just don’t particularly care about them 3. so as a result a lot of autistic people have a systematic sort of understanding of gender as a set of behaviors/actions/presentation and may be unable or strongly dislike performing these certain behaviors/actions/presentations, and thus they just conclude they don’t have a gender.
  • she doesn’t wear bras or shave (and god forbid makeup). it’s sensory hell and also contradicts her feminist principles. many birds with one stone.
  • she loves cats, adores cats, cats are her favorite companion forever.
  • all animals are her friends and she does not eat them (aside from loving animals she also just really can’t stand the texture of meat, so again, two birds one stone).
  • she has a rainbow keychain that she loves dangling the keys on and threading it through her fingers
  • rachel and her autistic gf reyna? incredible, amazing, best idea i’ve ever had
  • gah i really love that because their symptoms are so different but there’s also that underlying thread of Sameness that u feel when ur with another autistic person…luv that companionship
  • (i just have to mention this somewhere but rachel is a luna lovegood/lilo/mabel pines kind of autistic and reyna is a elphaba thropp/dipper pines kind of autistic. that will be all)
  • also rachel who says exactly what she means because she figures it’s the most direct and easy way to communicate, which sometimes makes her seem quite blunt but also has it’s merits (this is canon percy says “she let you know how she felt” and doesn’t try and play games in the beginning of tlo). she’s sick of miscommunication and people passing judgement on her for some unwritten social rule that she doesn’t understand so she just lays it all out there and figures people can take it or leave it.
  • um also rachel who introduces herself by her full name??? because That’s her name. all of it. if you say it in pieces it’s not her name anymore. word order is important you can’t just take the elizabeth out that’s what’s on her birth certificate that’s Her Name

regular schmoe joe: junkrat has male pattern baldness

me, Mr. Intellectual: ok but this isn’t your regular case of regular male pattern baldness… this is advanced male pattern baldness… this is. The Hormone Replacement Therapy baldness

chara’s speech

(undertale spoilers)

as compelling as the narrachara theory is, the only time chara indisputably speaks in canon is during the genocide route, confirmed by them identifying themself in toriel’s mirror (“it’s me, chara.”) and appearing in person at the end of the game.

chara has a unique and somewhat peculiar style of speaking. the following is a set of examples and brief analysis of their speech patterns.

speech pattern #1: incomplete sentences and the favouring of full stops (periods)

most noticeably, chara favours periods in lieu of almost all other forms of punctuation. they even substitute full stops for commas, which gives the sentences a stilted, commanding tone. some sentence fragments are only one word long. here are just a few examples.

chara splits a perfectly good sentence into four sentence fragments.

“failure.” and “perhaps.” are used as single word sentences.

speech pattern #2: drop the question mark

even when forming a question, chara will sometimes omit the question mark. this causes the question to sound rhetorical, perhaps indicating that they already know the answer.

despite starting with a question word, no question mark is used, giving the phrase a flat, matter of fact tone.

here “yes / no” answers are prompted, but the questions themselves lack question marks. this makes the inquiry sound like a statement that can only be agreed or disagreed with.

speech pattern #3: ellipses

sometimes chara prefers to trail off with an ellipsis instead of a full stop.

occasionally, they take a moment to be completely silent.

speech pattern #4: advanced vocabulary

even though chara is a child, their vocabulary is rather advanced. they avoid casual terminology in favour of less common, complex words.

speech pattern #5: all-caps preferred

when it comes to emphasis, all capitals are used instead of exclamation points. (an exclamation point is used only twice: for the real knife’s description – “Here we are!” – and flavor text in Sans’ fight – “Doomed to death of KARMA!”)

speech pattern #6: full words are superior to contractions

much like toriel, chara typically avoids contractions (“does not” instead of “doesn't”). while they do still use them on occasion, the intentional omission of contractions leaves their statements sounding stiff and formal.

chara’s unique speech pattern makes their voice unmistakable after the genocide route has been triggered. while they borrow some speaking quirks from toriel and speak slowly like asgore, ultimately chara’s stiff and proper voice sounds nothing like any other character in the game.

late-for-furry-school  asked:

hey there! I have a question about leg padding. I currently use the pillow method with individual pillows but I wanna know how to make it all one pillow. like make it wrap around from the knee to the butt. I read your tutorial and you mention it but I didn't know if you had a more detailed description. (sorry if this makes no sense. I'm bad at putting thoughts to words)

This is a good question! When I make wrap-around padding, it is important to have the unpadded costume or wearable mockup on a model (or DTD) and big sheet of paper or similar to start your pattern. It takes some physical manipulation and a little planning to figure out where you want to add it. 

So it is important to note before I get started with this, you will want to use a sewing machine. There is a refining process involved, and a sewing machine will really speed things up. Additionally, I typically make my body patterns first (I draw the image as a side-view on the flat pattern) and then fill them with the pillows afterwards. If you do not wish to work this way, you can make mockup padding to visualize by stuffing an approximate “best guess” shape and then make a more refined pillow pad once your project is tailored. 

I have some advanced pattern techniques that I have been collecting photographs of for a planned future tutorial that will be released to my patreon first when it is ready. But in the mean time, you can also refer to my existing tutorial on body padding here.

Once your model is dressed in your mock-up/test pattern, or if you are retrofitting an existing costume. Pull the fabric throughout a few places on the body to see where it starts to be loose. This is the top perimeter of your new pillow pattern. Continue pulling/tugging to see where the bottom edges of the body’s looseness perimeter is as well. 

Take a big sheet of paper, such as a roll of gift wrap or brown kraft paper, Have your model hold up the piece of paper to their body as you wrap it around them (or pin it in place on a DTD), if you are working solo this is still possible, do it in a mirror. Begin by very generally tracing the top edge of where the pattern starts to be loose, this is what you want to fill with stuffing and wrap around the body. Its best to think about where you want your wrap around pad to end while doing this sketch. I have tried both ending at each knee and wrapping around the butt (Binturong) and also starting at the butt and wrapping around the front (A new wrap-around padding retrofit I did for a refurb client recently).

Trace the new wrap around pad on your paper on both sides. Mark where the center line is. Fold your new paper pattern in half and cut out your pattern in a symmetrical way. When cutting pick the top and bottom extreme traced edges of the pattern, you want it to be bigger for now– you can refine it easily later.

Cut out your new wrap-around pad from a stretchy fabric. If you make it bigger than your pattern this first sew, that is perfectly fine you want to make sure your pillow fits the entire space with no looseness.

Stuff and test fit the big version. Keep in mind how movement and gravity will affect your pad. My goals are always to have my pad look the best when it is as low as possible in the tailored costume so when gravity & movement are in play it looks the best. Otherwise you will need to install loops and a button to hold your pads in place. When trying it on, make a mental note of where it needs to be stuffed more and stuffed less – you can edit your pattern and also sew compartments where things needs to be stuffed firmer or softer.

On the Bintrurong’s pads, the shape looks like lungs. It wraps around the front of the knee and has a thin portion under the wearer’s butt to extend the body. I have a firmer stuffed area along the front of the knee and a softer stuffed area at the side of the leg where the wearer’s knee bends. To make a compartment with less stuffing you can use large basting stitches through both layers in your pad, and maneuver the stuffing around.

If you find you need to make your pad smaller in certain spots, unstuff and sew it smaller to refine the pattern. I typically have to do at least one or two revisions after a test fitting before the pad is “done” – its normal!

Good luck on your quest for wrap-around padding! Happy crafting! I hope these tips I shared help! For more tutorials see my website!

tangledupwithyoualnight  asked:

Do you have any Harry Potter knitting DIYs?

Yeah, I do!!

DIY Hogwarts Scarf

The classic Harry Potter knitting DIY. Knit the house you represent…or all four, because they’re all great.

DIY Hogwarts House Cowl

A modern take on the classic Hogwarts scarf.

DIY Weasley Sweater

This is still on my to do list. 

DIY Mad Eye’s Mad Eye

A quick knit quirk.

DIY Hogwarts House Hats

This page should have the patterns to the other three houses as well! I think I might knit one to match my scarf.

DIY Gryffindor Pride Socks

Bit of an advanced knitters’ pattern (which is why I won’t be doing this), but this might interest you! I also linked patterns to the other house socks below.

Slytherin Pride Socks / Ravenclow Pride Socks / Hufflepuff Pride Socks

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On working with other people’s patterns.

I was just looking at a pattern on Etsy, and I saw that some of the reviews weren’t very nice. In fact some were rather rude about the pattern, and despite the listing saying that it was an advanced pattern, the negative reviews were people having what sounded like novice issues.

This is not a dig at novices or beginners, I’m just going to write a little bit about tips for working with patterns.

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Advanced crocheters! I need your help!

I’m starting out on a pattern (this is not mine) and I just can’t seem to wrap my head around getting started by how it is worded compared to the diagram version. I know the answer is in front of me but just can’t see it. How do you get the extra chains on either side for row 2? (This is assuming that in row 2 both sides have a chain of 24 even). Any tips or even visual images/pictures will help, thank you SO much!

One of my patterns will be also finishing up soon, so I’m sorry for the delay!

EDIT: Thank you to those who have responded and will in advance! To answer a few questions, this pattern is for a maple leaf shawl, hence I can’t show the full pattern unfortunately due to pattern protection reasons after purchasing it. There are no other additional directions though before these listed, excluding the materials needed, what part of the shawl is being created, and luckily definitions of the stitches used in the pattern. Here’s the definitions if people are curious:

Again I’m very clueless on row 2 due to the inc1step part near the end. All feedback is still highly appreciated! I hope to make this beauty successfully!

'Materials that compute' advances as engineers demonstrate pattern recognition

The potential to develop “materials that compute” has taken another leap at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, where researchers for the first time have demonstrated that the material can be designed to recognize simple patterns. This responsive, hybrid material, powered by its own chemical reactions, could one day be integrated into clothing and used to monitor the human body, or developed as a skin for “squishy” robots.

“Pattern recognition for materials that compute,” published in the AAAS journal Science Advances, continues the research of Anna C. Balazs, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Steven P. Levitan, the John A. Jurenko Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Co-investigators are Yan Fang, lead author and graduate student researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Victor V. Yashin, Research Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

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McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power
If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous. But by taking “Citizen’s United” one step further and effectively eviscerating campaign finance laws, the Court has issued an invitation to oligarchy. Almost limitless political donations coupled with America’s dramatically widening inequality create a vicious cycle in which the wealthy buy votes that lower their taxes, give them bailouts and subsidies, and deregulate their businesses – thereby making them even wealthier and capable of buying even more votes. Corruption breeds more corruption. That the richest four hundred Americans now have more wealth than the poorest 150 million Americans put together, the wealthiest 1 percent own over 35 percent of the nation’s private assets, and 95 percent of all the economic gains since the start of the recovery in 2009 have gone to the top 1 percent – all of this is cause for worry, and not just because it means the middle class lacks the purchasing power necessary to get the economy out of first gear. It is also worrisome because such great concentrations of wealth so readily compound themselves through politics, rigging the game in their favor and against everyone else. “McCutcheon” merely accelerates this vicious cycle.  As Thomas Piketty shows in his monumental “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” this was the pattern in advanced economies through much of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. And it is coming to be the pattern once again. Picketty is pessimistic that much can be done to reverse it (his sweeping economic data suggest that slow growth will almost automatically concentrate great wealth in a relatively few hands). But he disregards the political upheavals and reforms that such wealth concentrations often inspire – such as America’s populist revolts of the 1890s followed by the progressive era, or the German socialist movement in the 1870s followed by Otto von Bismarck’s creation of the first welfare state.

In America of the late nineteenth century, the lackeys of robber barons literally deposited sacks of money on the desks of pliant legislators, prompting the great jurist Louis Brandeis to note that the nation had a choice: “We can have a democracy or we can have great wealth in the hands of a few,” he said. “But we cannot have both.” Soon thereafter America made the choice. Public outrage gave birth to the nation’s first campaign finance laws, along with the first progressive income tax. The trusts were broken up and regulations imposed to bar impure food and drugs. Several states enacted America’s first labor protections, including the 40-hour workweek.

The question is when do we reach another tipping point, and what happens then?

anonymous asked:

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intergender dwarves with the most advanced braid patterns  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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