not pre distressed

just another coffee shop AU

So this was part of a not!fic challenge but it ended up as more of a fic than a not!fic, so I’m posting it here. The challenge was to put a trope in my inbox and I’d tell you about the story I’d write. (Honestly, I’m tempted to adapt this and try to do it as orig fic, haha) So enjoy.

It’s harder than you think to get a job in a little podunk town that’s mostly home to fishermen. Dex takes what he can get, and what he can get is a job dishing out lattes and scones at the little pretentious coffee house that vacationing yuppies love to frequent on their way to Maine’s outlet malls. It’s barely a living, but Dex doesn’t need much.

He serves coffee one day to the preppiest of the prep – a luxuriously coiffed writer who tells him that the coffee shop has the perfect atmosphere for inspiration. Dex snorts. This is a guy who wears his stubble purposely rough, to achieve some kind of effect. He probably wears “pre-distressed” clothing (although right now his outfit’s actually really sharp, with this vest over a fuzzy, tight-fitting sweater.)

The writer challenges him. “Come on, you have to have a little poetry in your soul?”

“I sold my soul for a three-dollar latte,” Dex replies.

The man laughs, and goddamn, even his teeth are perfect.

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Heart of Glory - 1.20

We’ve got a Worf-centric episode here, where we learn some things about Klingons and about Worf himself. What we do not have are a lot of essential fashions, but there are a few jazzy Klingon looks, so settle in and let’s have a look-see. 

The episode starts with Riker and Picard posing for their New Wave album cover on the bridge. 

Hungry like the Worf

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Steal My Heart (steal my whole life too) 8/24

Genre: Chaptered, fantasy AU, Prince!Phil, Thief!Dan, romance, enemies to lovers, angst and fluff, slow burn (like serious slow burn)

Warnings: some violence, mentions of death (no main characters), dark magic, descriptions of wounds/blood, some hints of sexual scenes (but no actual smut), murder, dangerous situations, stealing/thievery

Summary: Captain of the Royal Guard and Prince of Morellia, Philip Lester has never been given the chance to find love. Instead, he’s run from a system that works to end class differences and improve equality for its citizens. Happy as he is to make the world a better place, Phil can’t help feeling bitter towards his ancestors for making it impossible for him to find someone who will actually love him for more than just his title, and strives instead for a life of justice and doing good - only to meet his match in the King of Thieves, a man who will change everything he once thought he knew in life. Together, they must depart on a quest to save the kingdom, and, in the process, destroy their differences and find their own form of love.

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Some detail shots of my Furiosa cosplay.

I sewed the shirt from old T-shirts and have probably worn that shirt and its sports bra for a combined time of several weeks, including a belt test for the bra. Blood sweat, and tears went into them quite literally, plus campfire ashes and metro grease.

The arm is made from stuff I found in my basement except for the perforated sheet metal, the little wrench, and the wood hand base. My house is over 70 years old, and I bet that big wrench and the rebarb had been there since then.
I had an engineer friend make the base, and then I added the details. I have before and after pics if interested.

I attach it to me using medical tape, and add two elbow braces with extra metal supports that I found on the side of the road when I need to be able to move it around for dancing.

I brought the belt from etsy seller AlterEgoProductions. I’ve had to replace some of the chains and jump rings after a few hours of dance.

The shoes came pre-distressed, and they are just such things of beauty they needed their own pictures.

I taught myself leatherworking to make the cuff and gaiter. They aren’t terribly polished, but their mine.

I got the corset from meschantescorsetry. It was important to me to be able to dress myself onehanded, so I elected a front and back lace corset.

my jeans have a hole in them. a giant rip in the crotch. that’s what a real distressed pair of jeans is. it’s never like a pre-distressed pair you see in the store. never a cool hole in the knee or a frayed edge. just like, “hey crotch hole comin at ya! someone sits down a lot am i right?”


by S. Charlie Weyman

Jeans might be the most common clothing item worn today. But sometimes it seems you need an instruction manual to buy and wear them right. Here is what a glossary for that manual might look like.

Chain stitching: A stitch sometimes found on the leg opening of jeans. Denim enthusiasts like them because of their connection with traditional production, and because of the “roping” effect they give to fades at the leg openings. However, chain stitching is less durable and more expensive than lockstitching. Furthermore, chain stitching machines are rare, and when a “link” in the chain is broken, the whole thing can unravel. But purists will settle for nothing else.

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