i was really not a fan of george

Guns and Ships: The Aftermath
  • Alex: i really hope Washington'll take me back, Laf.
  • Lafayette: Hey don't worry i just did the fastest rap on broadway to convince him, ur gunna be fine.
  • Alex:
  • Laf: :)
  • Alex: *teary eyed* mAh MAN

i doodled this super quick washington in class today because priorities

Okay, since I heard that ABC jumped on the live musical wagon with The Little Mermaid Live! (Yes, I’m aware that it’s just going to be done concert style sort of like what they did at the Hollywood Bowl, but I’m still very excited about it!)

If that becomes successful, imagine what other live musicals they could do. Beauty and The Beast Live, Newsies Live, but I have an idea what they could do after The Little Mermaid.

Okay don’t kill me, but I think they should do…

Okay here me out on this one.

If ABC did do this as a live TV musical, they would definitely get people’s butts on the couch. Admit it, those of us who were Disney Channel kids grew up with this movie and loved it, loved it so much that we couldn’t stop singing all the songs, quoting every scene, and obsessing over the cast. Now, it seems like High School Musical’s popularity is starting to make a comeback, and they’re even making a fourth installment, so why not do a live musical television event of High School Musical.

Also High School Musical has a special place in my heart. I loved this movie growing up and it was the first play that I did in high school’s drama club (I was a Skater Dude), although everyone in the club is kind of pulling a “Zac Efron” right now, saying that they regret it and it was the worst thing that we’ve ever done, but I still enjoyed.

If ABC does decide to this. I have an idea on who they could cast (and just to clarify since all of the live TV musicals are more based of the stage versions of certain musical, and yes there is an official stage version of High School Musical, but it was off-Broadway. Also the stage version is a little different from the show, Gabriella’s mom, Troy’s mom, and the Principal are cut from the show and there is a character that was added in):

Derek Klena as Troy Bolton

(Come on, he would be perfect for this role and I did a little research, and I found out that Derek did play Troy once for a community theatre play.)

Eva Noblezada as Gabriella Montez

(Just like Derek, Eva would be perfect for this role, and she’s also Filipina, just like Vanessa Hudgens. She also looks like she would have great chemistry with Derek.)

Dove Cameron as Sharpay Evans

(She killed it as Amber in Hairspray Live! To me, Dove makes a really convincing Queen Bee and since she is already good friends with Kenny Ortega, the director of all three HSM movies, why not cast her as Sharpay Evans?)

Ben Cook as Ryan Evans

Anthony Ramos as Chad Danforth

(He already has the puffy hair.)

Jasmine Cephas Jones as Taylor McKessie

Auli'i Cravalho as Kelsi Nielsen

(Come on, she would make an adorable Kelsi.)

Jordan Fisher as Zeke Baylor

Katie Ladner as Martha Cox

(If any of you guys are fans of Heathers, admit it she would be amazing in this role.)

Mike Faist as Ripper (The “I play the cello” guy)

George Salazar as Jason Cross

Ryan Potter as Jack Scott

(Jack Scott was a character they added in the stage version of High School Musical, he’s East High’s PA announcer and he also has a crush on Kelsi. Jack Scott isn’t a singing part, so they don’t have to worry about getting a singer to play this role.)

Brian d'Arcy James as Coach Bolton

Audra McDonald as Ms. Darbus

Wish I stayed at home in bed, watching cable porn
Or wish I offed myself instead, wish I was never born

Doodle I finished yesterday
Peep this older Michael doodle? (x)

⭐️DRAWING TIME: CARETAKER AU!!⭐️

Today’s time lapse has a very special purpose!! I’ve been a reader and a big fan of the Caretaker of the Ruins comic run over on @caretaker-au, for a while, and sure I’ve done some really crappy fan doodles but I’ve never done anything actually POLISHED to pay tribute to how much I love this comic.
So!! Today I put myself to work for a few hours to bring you all this less-than-30-second video where I make my first decent piece of Caretaker fanart!!


And, of course, here’s the finished piece to go with it.

Minty, Eruto, Ellipses, thank you for all the work you’ve done so far on your fantastic comic. I look forward to everything that’s coming in the future, and keep being amazing.✨

MY noobie review of Stephen King’s IT (2017)

SPOILERS BELOW. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!


First thing’s first. The cgi wasn’t terrible. In fact, it was brilliant. Though, there was this one scene where Pennywise is dancing in front of Beverly and it’s the silliest, creepiest looking shit ever. But yeah, the cgi for that scene was a little off in my opinion.

They kept a lot of aspects from the book in. Which I thank the script writers for. Here are a few of my pro’s and con’s if anyone cares.

Pros: -The loser club. They were brilliant. And child actors get a bad rep, but these guys killed it. They were all great in their roles and they felt just like they did when I read the book.

-The family lives of the losers’ that we got to see. It was really nice to see Beverly’s relationship with her father come to fruition on screen once again. Along with Eddie’s mother.

-Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrak’s humor. They definitely lightened this movie up. Which was very nice. Also, small nod to Bev and Ben’s “New kids on the block” thing going on, that was hilarious.

-Pennywise. Holy shit. Bill was great as Pennywise. His facial expressions. Voice and just over all demeanor about him. He was terrifying. I could definitely see him as the Joker if he went for the role.

-Georgie’s death. It was done so well. Sure they changed it up a little. But I felt so bad for him after his arm was torn off and he was just crawling away as best as he could.

-Henry Bowers. Henry Bowers was a psychopath, but a great psycho path.

-The humor. The humor was pretty good. Obviously, Richie being the start of most of it. Pretty funny.

-Scares. For the only jumpscares that were in the movie, they were actually built up quite nicely. Not overdone at all.

-The cgi. I already mentioned it. But the cgi was great. Usually I don’t really like CGI, but when the monster of a horror movie is a shape-shifting entity, you need cgi.

Cons: -The rest of the Bowers gang. They had little to do. And honestly felt like cliche bullies. Also, near the end. We don’t find out what happened to Belch and Victor. Sure, I'v read that a scene was cut. This scene showed Belch and Victor with their throats slashed(courtesy of Henry Bowers). But still. For those that don’t know that. They’d be leaving the movie confused.

-The Loser Club’s stories. I get that the producers had a certain amount of time to work with. But still. A few of the background stories of the kids, felt either rushed or leaped over.

-Mike Hanlon as a character. One of the biggest problems I had with the movie, was the way they treated the character Mike. To me. He was just, there. You know? Mike is supposed to be the brains of the losers’ club. But in the movie, he was just that guy with the sheep gun.

I honestly can’t think of anymore cons, the movie was just really good.


Is IT scary? Totally. If you’re a fan of horror, I highly recommend it.

Favorite lines(I’ll try to be as accurate as possible): 

-“It’s easier for me to go inside this house, than to go into my own everyday” 

-”Nothing makes a paper man crumble like fear”

-”And most of all, I’m angry at you because now I have to kill this fucking clown!”


Rating. 8 balloons out of 10

[Fan Art Source - my other struggling blog]

My personal JAIMExBRIENNE fan fiction list

All credits go to these amazing authors. Enjoy!

ONE SHOTS:

*searching for a heart of gold by janie_tangerine. Involves Jaime defending Brienne’s honour and knighthood. Amongst other things. Words: 8745.

*Home is Wherever I’m with You by BrienneofThrace. Jaime and Brienne’s first kiss takes place at the top of the Wall. Words: 5815.

*The Warrior by researchsociety. Honestly the best smut fic I’ve found for this ship. There is intense feels too. Words: 4298.

Valkyrie by pearypie. Intense sweetness! Jaime’s thoughts before he meets Brienne at siege of Riverrun. Words: 999.

*For Honour’s Sake by coaldustcanary. A simple story about how Jaime and Brienne try to keep each other warm in a blizzard. Smutty-smut-smut! Words: 6970

i carry it in my heart by bergamot. Season 7 spoilers! A much need filler taking place between the second last and final episode of the season. Words: 3390.

Blossoming Roots by gnsiophobic. Desperate tale of survival in winter with a more established version of JaimexBrienne. Words: 5110.

He Chose Honor by 13letters. “She was always so stern. Stalwart. Strong. Stoic.” Words: 2618.

MULTI-CHAPTER STORIES:

The Higher Education of Brienne of Tarth by BrienneofThrace. I usually hate modern AU’s, but this one is an exception. An easy read and deliciously fluffy. Words: 8377.

*Of Ignorance and Honor by twistedkaleidoscope. This fic is funny and sentimental - especially the end of the last chapter. The story is unfinished, but that last chapter is really packed with feels and worth a read. Words: 7585.

The Covering Sky by Rellie. The most-praised and popular fan fiction in the JaimexBrienne fandom - and with good reason! A definite for this list. Words: 136 469.

**Sworn by the Noose by gnsiophobic. Book-universe fic where Brienne takes Jaime to the Quiet Isle after making an oath with Lady Stoneheart. I was hooked from the first sentence. This author writes just like George RR Martin except he/she does not leave out the tenderness I feel Martin sometimes lacks regarding romance. Words: 24 908.

**Remember: Spring Swaps Snow for Leaves Unknown author (full story explained in the A/N’s). I am a sucker for angsty stories but this story caught me off-gaurd. I was still upset three hours after reading it. This story is ridiculously beautifully written (and an absolute must-read!) but be warned: “the tissue warning needs to be taken seriously.” Words: 28 769.

Obstructed View by AlynnaStrong. Very strong start but the story drifts a bit later on. It is still incomplete, so my opinions might still change. Still worth a read. Words: 28 898.

Nights Without Armour by bratanimus. An unlikely dream team - Jaime, Bri-Bri, Pod and Sansa - go on a quest to make someone Queen of the North. Background Podrick/Sansa; which is very interesting indeed. Words: 32 285.

A Septa’s Advice by Currawong. Jaime comes to Tarth after the war is over. “A gentle romance between two people who have travelled a long way together.” This one is fluffier than a newborn unicorn. Words: 11 481. 

*one of the better ones

The Thirteenth Doctor is... Jodie Whittaker!

The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who.

Details from the press release follow:

The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says:

 “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer, says: 

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says:

“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of BBC Content, says: 

“Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, says: 

"Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, says: 

“I’m so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I’ve been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”


Thirteen questions about the new Doctor answered by Jodie Whittaker

1. What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?

It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2. Why did you want the role?

To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3. Has it been hard to keep the secret?

Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4. Who was the first person you told when you got the role?

My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5. Did you have a codename and if so what was it?

In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought, what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting.

6. What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?

It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.

7. What do you want to tell the fans?

I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8. What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982 - it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9. How did Chris sell you the part?

We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference!

10. Did he persuade you?

No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11. What are you going to wear?

I don’t know yet.

12. Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?

No.

13. Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?

Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls - I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

Okay last thing and then I probably won’t shut up but the thing that pisses me off the most is that people keep talking about how Taylor is “taking back the power” and “controlling the conversation” when all she is doing is typical rich white mean girl nonsense all over again. It’s Regina George again but Taylor is too old and this game is too tired and frankly, she should be really embarrassed that she has to rely on these gimmicks instead of her own talent. Because say what you want but that girl knows her way around a lyric. Sure she might sound like a cat stuck in a paper bag when she performs live, but she’s made it work and should be proud of herself for that. This whole “I always win” attitude is immature and childish. Why not “I was wrong and I’ve grown?” Why not show your fans what it’s like to mature? Why does it all have to be so Dramatic™ when she could have gone away, learned something, grown up, and come back raw, exposed, vulnerable? People appreciate growth. Look at Kesha, and all she’s been through, and how triumphant she is now? Rainbow is a MASTERPIECE. Taylor should take a page out of her book. But I suppose she would have had to have suffered real trauma for real growth, so instead I get to hear people praising her for “standing up for herself.” Well, pass. No matter how they spin it it’s the same nonsense from before, just dressed in a different haircut.

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THE DEATH OF B&W ON THE ASHES OF ILIWYS

Matty’s rando post of the day reminded me of a pile of ash. The ashes of I like it when you sleep…I altered the orginal comic a bit to reflect the upcoming changes (see pink Matty is holding b&w Matty now, and others). I wanted to give the full version (left) but also the minimal version (right), because I really love both. Music for Cars will rise from the ashes.

Lyanna Stark for @hailtheconqueringfandomcome , one of the winners of my giveaway! I haven’t had the chance  to get my hands on the books but I’m a huge fan of the show so I really enjoyed this drawing, thanks for the challenge!

More giveaways and some surprises will come soon btw ♥

Warwick Davis: Now finally, Ian, after 35 years as a major part of Star Wars, do you have any closing words for the fans?

Ian McDiramid: Well, interesting…One of the things I really admire about George as a person and George as the creator of this amazing saga, is his attention to great stories, great myths but also the present. Star Wars, as far as the emperor’s story is concerned, is about somebody who preaches democracy and acts as an authoritarian. And all I would say is that hasn’t gone away, probably won’t go away, there’s a lot of that about, so keep your wits about you.

*mic drop*

Jodie Whittaker on being the Doctor:

I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.

1. What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?
It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2. Why did you want the role?
To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3. Has it been hard to keep the secret?
Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4. Who was the first person you told when you got the role?
My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5. Did you have a codename and if so what was it?
In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought, what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting.

6. What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?
It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.

7. What do you want to tell the fans?
I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8. What are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982 - it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9. How did Chris sell you the part?
We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference!

10. Did he persuade you?
No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11. What are you going to wear?
I don’t know yet.

12. Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?
No.

13. Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?
Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls - I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

New vector work) I really love Petyr Baelish) He is very interesting and  sophisticated character

Aidan Gillen as Lord Baelish is perfect, his charisma and charming made a lot of girls like me to fond of him. Hope to see more films with Aidan, he is brilliant actor!

In my work you can see some of the best Petyr Baelish quotes from serial “Game of Thrones” and George Martin books.

About Cosplay

Real quick, before I go completely MIA, I want to share something you probably would’ve have known if you haven’t seen my DA, that being my first full cosplay, of Sans. I had forgotten to post about it when I started uploading my Undertale art, so I guess now’s as good a time as any. So, if you have the time, I want to tell you about and show you the process.

First off, I live near the Phoenix area in Arizona, so I’ve been to Saboten Con (when it was still around) and twice to Phoenix ComiCon. First time was probably two or three years ago. Back then it wasn’t nearly as expanded as it is now. Last time I went, I was barely in costume, if at all, but I had wanted to create a full cosplay. At first I wanted to be a Pokemon trainer, but it fell by the wayside. After some time, I took on the endeavor of creating a Sans cosplay. 

I started this cosplay in December of last year. This was the first iteration of the foam mask, back when I hadn’t quite gotten the hang of my drawing style for Sans. Looking back, it’s pretty fugly to me, but ya know, it was very early in, before I had gotten a grasp on what I was doing.

I had actually struggled to make the base underneath the face. It took looking up a fursuit tutorial on YouTube for me to realize, “Oh! That’s how you do it!” The black cloth in the sockets here was temporary while I worked on them. The teeth also got majorly redone later on. 


And here’s my cat Milo chillin’ out on the scraps. Just thought I’d throw that in too.


Here, I had realized that he needed a bit of a subtle brow ridge that most skeletons have. Plus, while the temporary cloth was out, seeing it placed perfectly over my tablet’s blue light, I had to take a picture. 

I was also figuring out the temples and realized they were a bit anatomically incorrect. The mouth was going through a redesign as well. Meaning I had to cut out the teeth that were already there and start over.


Then, the new semester started and I was feeling pretty demotivated to work on it. I did work a bit on it here and there, but it mostly sat in one corner of my desk, unfinished. After the passing of my grandma, I almost couldn’t bring myself to work on it. It sat unfinished even longer. But once the semester started coming to a close and I heard Phoenix ComiCon was coming up, I had the urge to pick it up again. After a metric ton of cutting, trimming, gluing, and trimming again, this was the result:

At this point, I was getting more and more excited about actually seeing it finished. I constantly reminded myself of how proud my grandma would be of me, since I was able to show her the earlier stages before her passing. I’m still sad I’ll never get to show her the completed piece, but I hammer it into myself that she would be immensely happy for me. Anyway, the jacket shown here, turned out to be a darker shade of blue than what I was going for. When I searched up Sans’s in-game sprite, it turned out I needed a lighter shade of blue, so I ordered one off of Amazon after seeing a blog page linking to ideal pieces for a Sans cosplay. I kept the original jacket, since it does get cold in Arizona during the brief winter season.

After this stage, I did a bunch of running around, much to my parents’ expense since I can’t drive, finding a bunch of other materials, such as polyester padding, a white medium shirt to put over the padding, black and white fabric for the pants, tights and polyester cloth for the leggings, black opera-length gloves, white and black fabric paint, polyester clay, grey fleece for the jacket hoodie, a pair of fresh socks that stretch above the ankles, a pair of perfectly pink fuzzy slippers from Sears, wood filler, sandpaper, LED lights, batteries for said lights… Whoo! Okay, yeah. Bottom line, I got a crap ton of stuff.

For the padding, I sewed a pair of old shirts together, one inside the other, and stuffed the padding in between, around my whole middle, and in the shoulders, to give Sans his shallow, stout look. That all took me under a few hours to figure out and put together. After that, I believe, I made the shorts using a pair of existing shorts as a template. They were a bit saggy in the crotch area, but they worked nicely, especially when fitting them over the padding. I also did the hand bones, using the gloves, fabric paint, and polymer clay bones, which I hot glued onto the top of the gloves. Wearing them was also a bit weird. I couldn’t close my fist all the way, but they worked all right.

Not pictured here was the fabric paint on the palm side. Unfortunately, I had to constantly reinforce the glue to keep the bones from popping off. Polymer, as I realized too late, doesn’t like sticking to glue very much, especially with hands that need to be used. Very unfortunately, my fears came true and two of the finger bones popped off during a panel I went to. Lesson learned. This is one baby I have to kill. I’ll go back and completely redo the hands in a different way. They may not be entirely anatomically accurate, but they’ll function. At least the old ones, which I’ve thrown into the garbage, looked cool. They had a nice dimension and were fun to look at.

So, after that, I covered the mask in paper mache (which I forgot to take a picture of. Sorry.) and started laying on the wood filler for the mask.

The wood filler was pretty nice to work with, as it allowed for additional sculpting I couldn’t do with the foam. At this point, Con was coming up fast and I was running out of time. I needed to start sanding. Much to my frustration, it was taking forever. I had left many spots unsanded where the filler didn’t quite stick. It was especially noticeable when I started laying on the gesso. Mom was trying to help me realize that the cosplay may not be complete in time and that I should take more time to work on it and just not go in costume. I hated admitting even to myself that she had a point. I refused to believe I couldn’t do it. I wanted to feel like I had accomplished something by finishing this sucker in time for Con. I was already frustrated at the shoddy work and I stormed into my room (I had been working for hours on end in hot weather just outside the house, doing nothing but sanding and laying on gesso). 

I had the biggest fit of my life. Tears streamed down my face. I cried and moaned and even screamed. I pounded my bed like an enraged monkey. All these revelations were going through my head during my fit. Then I thought, why not fill the patchy spots with more wood filler, even over the gesso? I had clearly skimped on it anyway. Once my fit was over, I went right back to work with my idea. It worked. After all the patches were filled, I went back to sanding. I filled where I needed to and sanded again until it was all smooth. I accepted that I wouldn’t get it done before Con started and that I’d miss the Undertale meetup, which, yeah, I did miss it.

I spent the next day at Con, taking pictures, marveling at the more impressive costumes and squeed anytime I saw a fellow Undertale cosplayer. I even came across two young ladies dressed as gender-bent Sans and Papyrus. The Papyrus cosplayer was awesome enough to do the voice when I asked if I could take their picture. That, by the way, is something I appreciate with cosplayers, when they not only dress up as a fun character but play the role as well. It really enriches the experience for me.

Later I went to the exhibition hall and stood in line to see renonwed comic artist George Perez. Needless to say, standing in line wasn’t very fun, but I had brought a few prints of my work with me and was determined to have him evaluate it. Seeing him draw and interacting with the fans was definitely a treat. He had such an energy about him that was very infectious. He had a clear love for his work and his fans that he is capable of staying at his booth for hours on end and very rarely take a break. Eventually, I and my sister, who was also there to get her portfolio evaluated, approached him. Sadly, because of how many people were in line to see him, he couldn’t evaluate our portfolios, but he was very nice about it and directed us to another great comic artist named Tony Parker, who I hadn’t heard of until then. He gave me some very good pointers about pushing a character’s pose and about visual flow when it came to comics. Some of what he had to say I had already sort of known, but it was more than valuable hearing his professional opinion. By that time, my feet were screaming at me and we went home.

Over the next couple days, I went back to finishing my cosplay. I worked on the leggings by cutting out some leg bone shapes out of polyester fabric and hand sewed them straight onto the tights as I wore them. Yes, I did poke myself a number of times. I also had to bend over pretty far to reach around my shins and down to my ankles. On top of that, I had gotten back to sanding the mask and spent the rest of the day laying on several coats of gesso. While waiting for the gesso to dry, I went out and bought the slippers I needed. Once the leggings were done, I finished the gesso and painted the inside of the eyesockets black to minimize light reflection. I then painted the little wrinkles under the eyes and the teeth details. After that, I hot glued the once temporary black fabric into the inner edges of the eyesockets and the nose hole. The LEDs I left for absolute last. These were crucial to the entire look. I mean, obviously. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time or the technical know-how for a complex wiring hook-up, so I stuck the LEDs onto two button batteries with black electric tape and then placed them behind the eyesocket fabric using more tape. I also taped tissue paper around the lights to cut down the ultra brightness. And because I have no switch to turn the lights off, the LEDs had to stay lit up. But they functioned and they actually looked pretty frightening, especially in the dark.

Once I’m able to, I’ll go out and get the parts I need to create a proper and better hook-up. I stayed up until after 2am just to see the eyes finished and I still was able to get up early the next day.

And this is what came from it all:

That’s me on the far left along with a bunch of lovely Charas and Frisks. This was the only picture I was able to get of my full costume that day, so I apologize for the cut at the bottom. I assure you I am wearing the slippers here, and they are comfy as hell. The mouth made it a bit hard for people to hear me and some cracks did appear around the edges, but the mask held up very nicely overall. I could not tell you how many people stopped me for a picture. Seeing their faces light up when they saw me made it all worth it. I want to do this again sometime soon, once I’ve made some improvements, and hopefully make it to the next meetup at whatever con may be coming up next in the future. What a journey this was. What an amazing experience! 10/10 Would cosplay again.

Here’s the thing

So Sam finally posted Ms. Mauzy on his IG. After a year of innuendo and her taking tons of heat for whatever relationship it is that they have… good for him. I truly wish them happiness if that is their thing. I don’t much like the tactics that were involved in getting to said posting but hey it’s their life to live… thing is I am really not much of a Sam only fan. I mean if he’s not with Cait then he’s just like any other actor out there. Good looking, maybe kinder than most, charitable, but if I am not going to classify myself as a shipper anymore I think I’d be more interested in fanning Ryan Reynolds, or George Clooney, or Channing Tatum. Sorry. Just is how it is. I still respect Sam’s talent as Jamie… but not so interested in being his fan just because he plays Jamie and is good looking. If I am going to call myself a “true fan” I have to respect and admire their personal as well as their professional lives… and Sam as of late hasn’t earned that from me. No hate, no bullying… just not that into him if he isn’t part of “team SamCait” 

History time: Branches of Witchcraft in past and present.

Even though i’m not a big fan of learning history, i think is really important for us to know where do we come from. I collected some information about the main branches in witchcraft.

  • British Traditional branch: this movement is maybe one of the greatest ones in witchcraft, also called Gardnerian witchcraft.
  • Georgian Wiccan branch: This was created in 70′s by George Patterson in California. Can be generalized classified as a mixture of Alexandrian and Gardnerian traditions and crafts.
  • Pictish branch: Is based on Scottish witchcraft, it focus on magical energies of all aspects of nature with little or non emphasis on religion.
  • Dianic tradition: Dianic Wiccans follow and worship Diana, the feminine aspect of ‘The All’. This movement often encourages feminism, and mostly is a tradition practiced exclusively by woman, excluding men from rituals.
  • Hereditary craft: A pre-Gardnerian tradition, pretty hermetic that only gives membership to those whose ancestors followed 'The Old Way’. They are usually introduced to covens by their own family members. (This is more a tradition than an specific craft. This specific tradition can be celebrated in any craft and branch of witchcraft).
  • Alexandrian branch: founded by Alexander Sanders in England by 1963, Emphasis mainly on Ceremonial Magik but can be considered essentially Gardnerian in practice; Even so there’s a few differences, and usually can be shortened to that Alexandrian practitioners usually follow more liberal and less strict rules. It’s name does not refer to it’s founder but to the old Alexandria. 
  • Celtic Wiccan branch: Is based on the Ancient Celtic Pantheon and Druid rituals. Celtic Wiccans embrace ancients Irish myths and much of the magic is directed at natural healing.
  • Norse Pantheon: Has it’s Wiccan followers who look to the magical customs and ancient myhts of pre-Christian Iceland and Scandinavia as inspiration.
  • Egyptian branches: those whose rituals and magic are inspired by the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt.



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Prompt list

Hi!! Here are some prompts. Send me one along with any HP character,house and blood status and I’ll try my best doing it. Thanks :) (P-Person)

#1

“For you, I could steal the stars- but I can also get them through legitimate means, if that impresses you more.“

#2

"I’m not that kind of girl boys fall in love with.”

#3

Person A:“I would like to join you in acknowledging the difficulties of your life”

Person B: “You are the WORST at this comfort thing.”

#4

“I’m sure that sounded different in your head, but please never say that again.”

#5

Person A:”You can’t just sit there all day.”

Person B:”I’ve done it before. Never underestimate my ability to idle.”

#6

Person A:“I had a thought.”

Person B:”Oh no.”

Person A:”I swear it’s a good one this time!”

#7

“I will tell my story for all who whish to hear it, and even to those who don’t. As long as I live, I will not let it be forgotten.”

#8

Person A:“Are you sure I can’t punch him in the face?”

Person B:”Yes”

Person A:”What if I just break his nose a little?”

#9

Person A:”How do we keep getting into these situations?”

Person B:”Six years of friendship and I still don’t know.”

#10

Person A:”We have five people trying to kill us right now, what are we supposed to do?”

Person B:”Actually, it’s more like eight.”

Person A:”Oh, sorry I wasn’t specific enough!”

#11

P-A:”Did you just…agree with me?”

P-B:”Oh I wish I could take-”

P-A:”Nope! You said it! No take-backs!”

#12

P-A:”Are you clinically insane or incredibly annoying?”

P-B:”I don’t know probably both.”

#13

P-A:"Will you be quiet!?”

P-B:”I didn’t say anything!”

P-A:”Well stop thinking so loud!”

#14

P-A:”That’s not funny.”

P-B:”I thought it was”

P-A:”You don’t count. You started laughing in the middle of a funeral because you started thinking of a joke you heard in class”

#15

P-A:”What’s our exit strategy?”

P-B:”Our what?”

P-A:”Oh my god, we’re all going to die.”

#16

“I’m not going to help you take over the world. No, not even try to bribe me with cookies”

#17

P-A:”Have you ever loved someone so much you actually ached? It sucks. Especially when it’s someone you used to hate”

P-B:”Hey!”

P-A:”I said ‘used to’, didn’t I!?!”

#18

P-A:”Oh my god, I had the exact same dream!”

P-B:”Really?”

P-A:”Are you crazy? Of course I didn’t”

#19

P-A:”Do you even know how to drive this thing?”

P-B:”Normally, I’d lie and say yes, but considering the fact that I almost flew us into that building, I’m going to assume you know the answer”