I usually don’t make super long posts like this, but while browsing the princess tutu tag I saw a lot of cosplayers. while these cosplays were good quality, I noticed that most of you have little to no experience en pointe, yet were still going up on pointe for photo shoots and such.
THIS IS A BAD IDEA.
first off, you should really only start on pointe once your teacher approves. not only that, but pointe shoes take weeks, sometimes months to break in your first time. and before that, you should have years of training on flats under your belt. why?
because pointe shoes can seriously hurt you if you don’t know what you’re doing. even if you hold onto something, you feet can still get injured if you’re not standing on them correctly.
still want to wear them? if you’re only going up on them (by them I mean standing on BOTH feet) once or twice, while holding onto something, I suppose you’re okay. but even then, you gotta have the right equipment. so here goes:
(getting out all my pointe junk bc I’m gettin real srs about this) okay, so lets suppose you’ve already got your pointe shoes and they fit you. (they’re supposed to be pretty snug) here’s what you need to put on under:
^ spacers. put them between your big toe and second toe, like this random person from google images:
this is especially important if you have a bunion, like myself and many other dancers. they’re like $5 at walgreens- trust me, its worth it. second! you need:
^ ouch pouches! they really help on your toes, because in case you don’t know, pointe shoes hurt. these need to be bought off of a dance catalog or at a dance shop, but again, only like $5. worth it.
and last but not least, if you’re planning on walking around a con with these on, carry some good old fashioned duct tape. if a part of your foot is rubbing against the shoe and hurting you, just cover it with duct tape!
tl;dr~ if you don’t have experience en pointe, don’t go on pointe, even for cosplay. normal flats with ribbons will not ruin your cosplay. but if you’re going up on pointe anyways for a shoot, make sure you’re wearing the right equipment. I don’t want anyone to get hurt (◕‿◕✿)
so i just went to this little store place, and wanted to buy some kinder eggs (they’re still legal here in the philippines) and so i got the blue one because there were blue and pink eggs. i just chose the blue one cuz why the fuck not, and so i brought it to the counter with a bunch of other things, and as the lady was checking it out she picked up the kinder egg and was like
“these are for boys.”
and i was like “no, they’re not, they don’t say anything.”
and she said “well, they’re in blue.”
“but i like blue.”
“why don’t you get the pink one? they’re for girls.”
“just give me the blue one.”
she sighed and gave it to me.
so, what i wanted to say was:
“FIRST OFF, OKAY, I’M EITHER GENDER SO I CAN GET WHATEVER THE FUCK I WANT. SECONDLY, WHY DOES IT MATTER THAT I WANT THE BLUE? CAN A FEMALE GET SOMETHING BLUE? YES. AND THIRDLY, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ACTUALLY TELL THE CUSTOMER THAT THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GET SOMETHING THEY WANT?”
but i wouldn’t have said that because i would have been kicked out. i ate that fucking kinder egg like a boss straight after.
mabel always complains abt how her shit computer never works so one night dipper decides to try and fix it for her except he has no idea how computers work either but mabel thinks hes like an Official Hacker and dipper has a reputation to keep so. after hacking into the start button he comes across like 16 gb of naruto amvs mabel has saved but theyre all named as really bad memes like “NYOOM” or random keysmashes so dipper clicks on them to see what they are. he ends up getting really invested in them and stan wakes up at like 3 in the morning bc theres some racket coming from the kids room and he opens the door and sees dipper crying and cascada’s everytime we touch blasting at full volume
lmaooo check out the public bathroom here
The food is good at least, my eggs were actually over easy 👍This place feels like it runs solely on the community that meets here, they sell tobacco, have sketch-ass lookin internet rental, they sell mugs, soup, they have toy capsule dispensers just tucked away over there, couches (but not anywhere near the tv, which is airing curling by the way) and cops keep coming in and leaving because there’s a station down the road
what a funny little place
oh I just noticed they’re selling prints on the walls too
and they have lotto tickets, and samosas… and alcohol
and I just spotted a porcelain doll up on the counter