I didn’t find any motivational videos for dancers, so I made one! Hope you enjoy it! 


Now, the proper words used to describe yours truly are: Specific! Intelligent! Accurate! Faultless! Elegant. Controlled! Surgical! Graceful! And… POWERFUL!

Having started working on Sardonyx literally an entire year ago, I am so glad to finally share pictures of this cosplay!

Steven Universe has a habit of introducing characters that inspire an immediate need to cosplay in me (idk man, representation is funny that way :>). It was a lesson in patience to work on this costume for as long as I did, but I’m glad I held on and didn’t give up.

I had a fusion-tastic time wearing this at Otakon ‘16 with @gloriouslily as Rainbow Quartz, and @stephastardust  as Opal. The heat conditions were really *not* ideal for all the layers we had on, but we strutted, we posed, and had an absolute blast.

Photos by Athel Cosplay Photography on FB, my dude came through YET AGAIN with the beautifully lit images. I love how he plays with color in his work, and for three such colorful gems as we, I am so so satisfied with the results~

more of my cosplay here


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of or relating to the nobility. 

Etymology: from French nobiliaire, from Latin nobilis, “knowable, known, well-known, famous, celebrated, high-born, of noble birth, excellent”, from noscere, gnoscere, ‎“to know”. Displaced native Middle English athel, ‎“noble”, from Old English æþele and Middle English hathel, hathelle, ‎“noble, nobleman”, from the merger of Old English æþele, ‎“nobleman” and Old English hæleþ, “hero”.

[Gaston Bussiere - Femme a la Couronne: La Princesse Celte]

Can we have a cute lesbian sports anime where the new super clumsy and shy girl in school joins a sports team, whose team captain is this super athelic chick all the girls swoon over. But who’s also really insecure because the boys tease her like “You’ll never get a boyfriend with muscles like that HAHA freak” and new girl supports her and tells her everything will be ok and they fall in love and everything is cute and sunsHINE AND RAINBOWS. SOMEONE MAKE THIS HAPPEN OR I’LL DO IT MYSELF

Possibly my favorite...

…of the various SF writing phenomena touched on in the reworked Turkey City Lexicon workshop primer:

  • AM/FM

Engineer’s term distinguishing the inevitable clunky real-world faultiness of “Actual Machines” from the power-fantasy techno-dreams of “Fucking Magic.”

(Cf. @petermorwood’s “Clancian Corollary”: “If the [miltary] tech works all the time, it’s fantasy, not SF.”)

…Also; delighted to find that some of the best manuals ever in the art of SF critique, “William Atheling’s” The Issue at Hand and More Issues At Hand, can still be obtained. These were my textbooks as a novice SF/fantasy writer, and they are invaluable. 

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Style and Color: Le Tigre in Silver
Character and Series: Shiro from Deadman Wonderland
Small description of what you did with the wig if anything: The wig was pretty spot on right out of the bag. I only added oil sheen to avoid tangling.
Cosplayer Credit: Athel Artistry
Photographer Credit: FaM - Photography

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