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Meet Mawf, who started life as a character in Maerius’ story but i decided to redesign her to be a Jedi padawan because everything about her old story is awful and i want to forget it forever.

So she’s still a bothan, and an ex-carnie, and 16. Pretty huge into that pastel candy shoppe aesthetic, and her performance in the circus was doing aerial hoops or those neat performances with those super long silk pieces.

I want to give her a sibling that was taken by the Sith, so she’s actually with the Jedi willingly to train her force powers and to get good enough to rescue them. However she’s very willful and a performer at heart. Also is pretty much every videogame protagonist insofar as she will insert herself into EVERYONES problems and personally try to fix them. insert spiderman I WILL SAVE EVERYONE gif

She loves milkshakes, climbing trees, sparkly clothes and probably hello nexu. She also idolizes Viscara pretty damn hard (not realizing she’s teeeeeechnically a war criminal).

I’m going for a more expressive disney pixar look for her so I’m probably gonna be struggling through her look for awhile till i nail it down, but the whole holographic hair look is A+

*rolls up to a job interview wearing pajamas* listen we both know you’re just looking for some poor desperate schmuck to give minimal training and pay minimum wage and you don’t actually need any special qualifications, and honestly the fact i showed up at all shows you that i care enough to do the work for the shit money you’d pay me. also the fact that you expect me to jump through hoops and perform for you to get you to consider granting me a minuscule fraction of the overall wealth this company earns for doing a relatively significant amount of labor really just shows how warped capitalist society is. sit down i’m not done talking

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Violet chachki performing at the 5th Annual San Antonio Burlesque Festival Sep. 17.

I’ve been really thinking about a Cirque de Soleil AU where Chris drags Viktor to a show because his mystery boyfriend is in it. Yuuri is a aerial acrobat (either hoop or silks) who’s performances leaves the audience captivated. Viktor never thought he would enjoy something like this but he later admits that he found it amazing. But when he sees Yuuri perform, he falls instantly in love. He had never seen anything so beautiful, so awe inspiring in his 27 years of living. When the show ends Chris drops the bomb that they’re able to go back stage. Viktor just about has a heart attack knowing that he could possibly meet his future husband.

It begins again, a descent in to the unknown. A time to strip away my greatest comforts. To dive in to the chaos and hope that it wills to catch me. So that I may return a grown person, reunited with those who bring me true joy and make me feel whole. Until then I must go about finding that wholeness within myself. Become. A little more complete
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Hula-Hooping in a Niqab: @balqis_alrashed’s Twirling Art

#MyStory is a series that spotlights inspiring women in the Instagram community. Join the conversation by sharing your own story. To see more of Balqis’ art and hula-hooping performances, follow @balqis_alrashed on Instagram.

“#MyStory is about play. Being free and experimental and seeing the world with a fresh perspective.” —Balqis AlRashed (@balqis_alrashed), a visual artist and graphic designer from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“I was attempting to get out of my comfort zone. Hula-hoop class sounded like a good idea, something I would never do willingly. But I’ve been hooping ever since. You have to be in the moment when you’re in the hoop or it will not stick to your waist. It seems like it’s a plastic circle that won’t have any power to transform you physically and mentally and energetically, but it changed the way I talked to myself. I started encouraging myself to learn and play versus me being perfect and better than anyone in the room. That’s what I love about the hoop. Once I’m in there, I feel like I enter a space where there’s no judgment, no resistance to anything or anyone or any thought.

When I created the niqab hoop series, I was inspired to combine the practice of play and the physical constraint of the veil. It’s shocking but enchanting. I feel like I’m always boldly walking on eggshells.”

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65 degrees in january :))) why I love Tennessee sometimes <3