collections 2012

My first real custom Furby! :D

Meet Tumble! (Short for Tumble Weed) He is super fat and circular haha. When I had him sitting in my car, he was rolling EVERYWHERE, hence the name Tumble Weed. 

Before he was Tumble the WereFurby, he was a reddish orange 2012 Furby. I found him at a Savers last Halloween. His fur was super worn out, he had his tail fur cut off, and a rip in his chest. He was in desperate need of a new fur, and so, here he is now!

I finished him a couple months back, but I didn’t want to post him till he was completely finished XD He needs his ears repainted, and some parts of his face, since some of the paint chipped off. I hope to take more pictures of him when I fix them :) I used Ivory spray paint for his face/ears, felt for his feet, and two types of faux fur that I found YARDS and YARDS of at the thrift store for $6. There is so much, I could possibly make more versions of my Werefuby if I ever find another damaged Furby ^__^

  • 28 Days Later… (2002)
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  • 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
  • 100 Bloody Acres (2012)
  • 1408 (2007)
  • The ABCs of Death (2012)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
  • Afflicted (2013)
  • Aftershock (2012)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
  • American Mary (2012)
  • American Psycho (2000)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  • An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
  • The Amityville Horror (1979)
  • Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
  • Amityville 3-D (1983)
  • The Amityville Curse (1989)
  • Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)
  • Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • The Amityville Haunting (2011)
  • The Amityville Asylum (2013)
  • And Soon the Darkness (2010)
  • Angel Heart (1987)
  • Antichrist (2009)
  • The Apparition (2012)
  • April Fool’s Day (1986)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • The Awakening (2011)
  • Bad Milo (2013)
  • Basket Case (1982)
  • Basket Case 2 (1990)
  • The Battery (2012)
  • The Bay (2012)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
  • Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
  • The Beyond (1981)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Black Christmas (2006)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • The Blob (1988)
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • Brain Damage (1988)
  • Brain Dead (1990)
  • Brain Dead (2007)
  • Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • The Brides of Dracula (1960)
  • The Brood (1979)
  • Bug (2006)
  • The Burning (1981)
  • Cabin by the Lake (2000)
  • Cabin Fever (2002)
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
  • Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
  • Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Carriers (2009)
  • Case 39 (2009)
  • Castle Freak (1995)
  • The Changeling (1980)
  • Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  • Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  • Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1973)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Circus of Horrors (1960)
  • Citadel (2012)
  • The City of the Dead (1960)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
  • The Collection (2012)
  • The Company of Wolves (1984)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • The Crazies (1973)
  • The Crazies (2010)
  • Creature (1985)
  • Creature (1998)
  • Creature (2011)
  • Creep (2004)
  • The Creeping Flesh (1973)
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Creepshow 2 (1987)
  • Creepshow III (2006)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
  • The Crow: Salvation (2000)
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
  • Cube (1997)
  • Cube2: Hypercube (2002)
  • Cube Zero (2004)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • Curse of Chucky (2013)
  • Dance of the Dead (2008)
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Dark Skies (2013)
  • Darkness Falls (2003)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Dead & Breakfast (2004)
  • Dead & Buried (1981)
  • Dead & Deader (2006)
  • Dead Air (2009)
  • Dead Alive (1992)
  • Dead and Gone (2008)
  • Dead at 17 (2008)
  • Dead End (2003)
  • Dead End (2012)
  • Dead Ringer (1964)
  • Dead Ringers (1988)
  • Dead Silence (2007)
  • The Dead Zone (1983)
  • Deep Red (1975)
  • Deep Red (1994)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • Delivery: The Beast Within (2013)
  • Dementia 13 (1963)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
  • Detention (2011)
  • Devil (2010)
  • The Devil Inside (2012)
  • The Devils (1971)
  • Devil’s Due (2014)
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • Diary of the Dead (2007)
  • Dog Soldiers (2002)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
  • Don’t Look Now (1973)
  • Dracula (1979)
  • Dracula (1992)
  • Dracula (2006)
  • Dracula (2009)
  • Dracula 2000 (2000)
  • Dracula 3000 (2004)
  • Dracula 3D (2012)
  • Dracula: The Impaler (2013)
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
  • Dracula: Reborn (2012)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Duel (1971)
  • Dust Devil (1992)
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
  • Eaten Alive (1977)
  • The Entity (1982)
  • Eraserhead (1977)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • The Evil Dead (1981)
  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
  • The Exorcist III (1990)
  • Exorcist Chronicles (2013)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • Fido (2006)
  • A Field in England (2013)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)
  • Fire in the Sky (1993)
  • Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
  • The Fly (1986)
  • The Fly II (1989)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • The Fog (2005)
  • Fortress (1985)
  • Frailty (2001)
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
  • Frankenweenie (2012)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Frenzy (1972)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Fright Night (2011)
  • Fright Night 2 (2013)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • The Frightening (2002)
  • From Beyond (1986)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
  • Frozen (2010)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Ginger Snaps (2000)
  • Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
  • Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
  • Grace (2009)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
  • Grindhouse (2007)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  • Halloween (2007)
  • Halloween II (2009)
  • Hatchet (2006)
  • Hatchet II (2010)
  • Hatchet III (2013)
  • Haunt (2013)
  • Haunted (1995)
  • Haunted Echoes (2008)
  • The Haunted Airman (2006)
  • A Haunted House (2013)
  • A Haunted House 2 (2014)
  • Haunter (2013)
  • The Haunted Palace (1963)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Haunting (1999)
  • The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
  • A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
  • A Haunting in Salem (2011)
  • Haunting of the Innocent (2014)
  • Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
  • Hell Baby (2013)
  • Hellboy (2004)
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
  • Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
  • Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
  • Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
  • Hide and Seek (2000)
  • Hide and Seek (2005)
  • Hide and Seek (2013)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
  • The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • The Hitcher (2007)
  • Honeymoon (2014)
  • Horror Express (1972)
  • House (1977)
  • House (1986)
  • House (2008)
  • House at the End of the Street (2012)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • House of the Dead (2003)
  • The House of the Devil (2009)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
  • House of Wax (2005)
  • The Howling (1981)
  • The Howling: Reborn (2011)
  • Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
  • I Am Legend (2007)
  • I Sell the Dead (2008)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
  • I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
  • Identity (2003)
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
  • Inferno (1980)
  • Inland Empire (2006)
  • The Innkeepers (2011)
  • Inside (2007)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
  • Intruders (2011)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • It’s Alive (1974)
  • It’s Alive (2008)
  • Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3-D (1983)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  • Jeepers Creepers (2001)
  • Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)
  • The Last Exorcism (2010)
  • The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
  • The Last House on the Left (1972)
  • The Last House on the Left (2009)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  • The Legend of Hell House (1973)
  • Legion (2010)
  • Let Me In (2010)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
  • The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
  • The Lords of Salem (2012)
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
  • Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
  • Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
  • The Loved Ones (2012)
  • Magic (1978)
  • Mama (2013)
  • Maniac (1980)
  • Maniac (2012)
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
  • May (2002)
  • Misery (1990)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
  • My Soul to Take (2010)
  • Near Dark (1987)
  • New Nightmare (1994)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Night of the Creeps (1986)
  • Night of the Demons (1988)
  • Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
  • Night of the Demons III (1997)
  • Night of the Demons (2009)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)
  • Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012)
  • Nightbreed (1990)
  • The Ninth Gate (1999)
  • No One Lives (2012)
  • Oculus (2013)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • The Omen (2006)
  • One Missed Call (2008)
  • Opera (1987)
  • The Other (1972)
  • The Others (2001)
  • The Pact (2012)
  • Pandorum (2009)
  • Paperhouse (1988)
  • Paprika (2006)
  • Paranoia (2011)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  • Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
  • Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
  • Paranormal Asylum: The Revenge of Typhoid Mary (2013)
  • Paranormal Entity (2009)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)
  • The People Under the Stairs (1991)
  • Phantasm (1979)
  • Phantasm II (1988)
  • Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
  • Phenomena (1985)
  • Piranha (1978)
  • Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
  • Piranha (1995)
  • Piranha 3D (2010)
  • Piranha 3DD (2012)
  • Piranhaconda (2012)
  • Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • Planet Terror (2007)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
  • Poltergeist III (1988)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • Possessed (2000)
  • Possession (1981)
  • The Possession (2012)
  • The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010)
  • The Possession of Michael King (2014)
  • Predator (1987)
  • Predator 2 (1990)
  • Predatory Instinct (2011)
  • Premature Burial (1962)
  • Prince of Darkness (1987)
  • Pulse (2006)
  • Pumpkinhead (1988)
  • Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
  • Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006)
  • Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)
  • Puppetmaster (1989)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • Prom Night (2008)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Psycho II (1983)
  • Psycho III (1986)
  • Psycho (1998)
  • Psycho Beach Party (2000)
  • Q (1982)
  • The Quiet Ones (2014)
  • Rabid (1977)
  • Rabid Love (2013)
  • Race with the Devil (1975)
  • Ravenous (1999)
  • Raze (2013)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • [REC] (2007)
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
  • Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
  • Red State (2011)
  • Repulsion (1965)
  • Resident Evil (2002)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
  • The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Ring Two (2005)
  • Room 6 (2006)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
  • Scanners (1981)
  • Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • Scream 4 (2011)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
  • Seance: The Summoning (2012)
  • Season of the Witch (2011)
  • The Seasoning House (2012)
  • Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • The Sentinel (1977)
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • Shark Night 3D (2011)
  • Sharknado (2013)
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
  • Sharktopus (2010)
  • Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Shiver (2012)
  • Shutter (2008)
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • Signs (2002)
  • Silent Hill (2006)
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
  • Silent House (2011)
  • Sisters (1973)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Silent Night (2012)
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
  • Silver Bullet (1985)
  • Sinister (2011)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
  • Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2012)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Slither (2006)
  • The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  • Sorority Row (2009)
  • Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
  • Splice (2009)
  • Stage Fright (2014)
  • Stake Land (2010)
  • The Stepfather (1987)
  • The Stepfather (2009)
  • The Stepford Wives (1975)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999)
  • Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
  • Stoker (2013)
  • Strait-Jacket (1964)
  • The Strangers (2008)
  • Straw Dogs (1971)
  • Straw Dogs (2011)
  • Survival of the Dead (2009)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • sxtape (2013)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1972)
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
  • Targets (1968)
  • Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
  • The Tenant (1976)
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
  • Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
  • Theatre of Blood (1973)
  • They Live (1988)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • The Thing (2011)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975)
  • The Toolbox Murders (1978)
  • Tourist Trap (1979)
  • Tower of London (1962)
  • Tower of Terror (1997)
  • The Toxic Avenger (1984)
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
  • Transylmania (2009)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  • Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (2011)
  • Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
  • V/H/S (2012)
  • V/H/S 2 (2013)
  • Vampire Circus (1972)
  • Vampires Suck (2010)
  • The Vanishing (1988)
  • The Vanishing (1993)
  • Videodrome (1983)
  • Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Village of the Damned (1995)
  • Warm Bodies (2013)
  • A Warning to the Curious (1972)
  • We Are What We Are (2013)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • What Lies Beneath (2000)
  • When A Stranger Calls (1979)
  • When A Stranger Calls (2006)
  • When A Stranger Calls Back (1993)
  • The Wicker Man (1973)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)
  • Willow Creek (2013)
  • Witchfinder General (1968)
  • Wolf Creek (2005)
  • Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
  • The Wolfman (2010)
  • The Woman in Black (1989)
  • The Woman in Black (2012)
  • Wrong Turn (2003)
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
  • Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Zombieland (2009)

50 horror movies to see before you die:

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  4. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  5. Sinister (2012) / Sinister 2 (2015)
  6. The Shining (1980)
  7. The Omen (1976)
  8. The Grudge (2004)
  9. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  10. My Bloody Valentine (2009 remake)
  11. The Pact (2012)
  12. The Gallows (2015)
  13. The Evil Dead (1981)
  14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  15. Insidious (2012) / Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  16. The Conjuring (2013) / The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  18. The Possession (2012)
  19. Scream (1996)
  20. It Follows (2014)
  21. The Woman in Black (2012)
  22. The Hills Run Red (2009)
  23. Psycho (1960)
  24. Orphan (2009)
  25. The Loved Ones (2009)
  26. Funny Games (2007 remake)
  27. The Ring (2002)
  28. Would You Rather (2012)
  29. Housebound (2014)
  30. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  31. Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
  32. We Are Still Here (2015)
  33. It (1990)
  34. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
  35. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
  36. Misery (1990)
  37. The Collection (2012)
  38. House at the End of the Street (2012)
  39. The Seasoning House (2012)
  40. The House of the Devil (2009)
  41. Maniac (2012)
  42. The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012)
  43. Hide and Seek (2005)
  44. 13 Sins (2014)
  45. Evidence (2013)
  46. Satan’s School for Girls (1973)
  47. Alien (1979)
  48. The Strangers (2008)
  49. The Exorcist (1973)
  50. The Babadook (2014)

ie aesthetic

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse (Ziua Iei) is celebrated in June 22-24, all around the world. The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse has become a truly global event celebrated on six continents, 55 countries, 130 cities, and 200 events. In 2014, the movement grew exponentially, to almost 100,000 members, with an audience of millions of visitors mostly from Romania, the rest of Europe, and the United States.Last year, June 24 was officially recognized by the Mayor of Washington as the “Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse” in the US capital.

The Romanian blouse, ie by its original Romanian name, is not a simple traditional peasant blouse, but it became a symbol of Romania, with its legends, stories and deep significance.The ie (pronounced ee-eh) is a blouse, traditionally worn by Romanian girls and women. And it has overcome its traditional peasant confines, as it became an important source of inspiration for the fashion designers in Romania and abroad. High-ranking names such as Tom Ford based his 2012 collection on the Romanian traditional motifs.

The ie is entirely hand-made from a special fabric called approx. in English ‘sheer lawn’, with exquisite embroideries on the chest, back and sleeves, with designs preserved for centuries.

The signs and symbols embroidered on the Romanian blouse aren’t just random decorations, but each has its own significance, depending on the region, the seamstress, and the person who wore it. Every ie, along with the other items of the traditional folk costume, has its own story. Among the symbols embroidered on the blouse there is the tree or a tree-like design, which is the symbol of life, wisdom and rebirth.The circle or a sunflower represents the sun, day or Divinity; In the Romanian tradition, the sun was at the core of life and was often associated with God and abundance.Other motifs related to daily activities can be found ranging from one region to another: water (either as a river or as sea waves) and fish in the fishing villages along the rivers and sea coast, wheat or corn stems in agricultural villages, wheels or coin in crafting traders’ villages, and so on.At the same time, the colors on the blouse also vary according to the geographic region. Green and gold symbolize the plains, gray, red and brown for the mountains and blue for the rivers.For instance, in the past, young girls from the countryside, who were not married used to wear merry colors on their blouses, combinations of red, yellow, pink and light colors, while the dark ones- brown, black, dark green and gold were usually worn by older women, married and having a certain social statute.

Magolor Race
Magolor Race

To make up for all the trouble he caused in the previous game, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Magolor builds Kirby an amusement park full of challenge stages for him to complete. Once Kirby has made his way through them Magolor challenges him to a race to the finish on a special stage.

The music is a remix of The Lor Starcutter’s theme.

First You Came for the Trans Women: An Open Letter to the Chicago Dyke March Collective

Core Members of the Chicago Dyke March Collective (CDMC),

I am a Jew. I am also the first trans woman to have been a member of your collective. I am writing in regards to your collective’s decision to ask three women carrying Jewish pride flags to leave the 2017 Chicago Dyke March.

My interest in questions regarding inclusion at the Chicago Dyke March goes at least as far back as 2009, the year when I became a core member of your collective. Almost immediately I became concerned when another core member violated a trans woman’s privacy in such a way that, had it happened to me, I would have considered it a violation of my sexual boundaries. In the backlash that ensued after I voiced my complaint other core members put their feelings before trans women’s need for safety and scapegoated me. It was only after the aforementioned core member of your collective violated my sexual boundaries, demonstrating even to the most loyal member of your collective that my concerns were justified, that the verbal abuse subsided. But still no justice. It was nearly two years before representatives of your collective met with me to talk about what had happened. Your collective made four promises to me and to Chicago’s queer and trans community. It immediately kept the only promise that required it to do nothing substantial—the promise to publicly apologize. To this day it has not kept its other three promises. But it has found new ways to hurt me, including publishing personal correspondence that had the potential to out me. The last time I asked CDMC about its cascading failure, it gave me no collective answer, but in 2012 one of its members responded in a way that now seems like eerie foreshadowing: She said that your collective owed me nothing because I had already gotten my “pound of flesh”, thus drawing a connection between me and an antisemitic caricature.

I am hardly the only one who wants answers from your collective. Many people are now asking, “Was the Chicago Dyke March Collective’s decision to ask three Jewish women to leave the march antisemitic?” It is a fair question. The political right likes to use divide-and-conquer schemes to keep us from uniting to confront oppression. As April Rosenblum argued in The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere, one of the most successful instances of this scheme has been the scapegoating of Jewish people to keep us from focusing on our real oppressors. Blaming diasporic Jewish people for the actions of the State of Israel is the latest variation on a theme at least as old as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Of course not all fair questions have “yes” as an answer. To find out if your collective’s actions play into systemic bias against Jewish people we need to look at the facts. I was not at the march, so I will charitably assume the account your collective gave in its statement is true. You wrote, “We have since learned that at least one of these individuals is a regional director for A Wider Bridge” (emphasis mine). Does it need to be said that what you learned about one of the Jewish women after you asked her to leave the march could not have been the reason you asked the women to leave the march? You also wrote that the women were “carrying Israeli flags superimposed on rainbow flags”. If the flags you were referring to were like the one seen in a photograph published to the web site of the Windy City Times on Saturday, there was nothing superimposed on them besides Stars of David, making them no different from the Jewish pride flags I first saw at Dyke March in 2005 (five years before A Wider Bridge was founded). The Star of David is a symbol of Judaism and my people, the Jewish people, and there is nothing inherently Zionist about it. It is evident to me that your collective has put some people’s feelings before Jewish queer women’s need for queer community.

I find no comfort in your assurance that “anti-Zionist Jewish volunteers and supporters are welcome at Dyke March and were involved in conversations with the individuals who were asked to leave”. For one thing, Jewish people, including those of us who express our pride through the use of Jewish symbolism, should not have to be extensively educated on all political viewpoints before we can participate in an event that is purportedly for all “dyke, queer, and trans” people. For another, all too often Jewish people are subjected to a political litmus test that non-Jewish people are not. (Nobody asked me what my views on Palestine were before they found out I had Jewish ancestry. Such selective outspokenness on Palestine does a disservice to both Jews and Palestinians.) Finally, it reminds me of the reassurances I heard after your collective violated me—that there were trans people who nevertheless stood among you. The goal of solidarity is not to collect oppressed people to insulate yourself from criticism even while you crush us. Rather, the goal of solidarity is to stand with all who are being crushed throughout our struggles even while we resist internalized oppression. In 2010 your collective’s insistence that I was “welcome” to participate in a march with people who had hurt me did not stop your collective from violating me again. And in 2017 your collective’s insistence that the Jewish people you approve of are “welcome” to participate in a march where my people have been harassed does not make your collective any less antisemitic.

L’shalom,
Veronika Boundless