plainer

Everyone has always said I look like Bailey, but I don’t.
I have grey eyes to her green,
an oval face to her heart-shaped one,
I’m shorter, scrawnier, paler, flatter, plainer, tamer.
All we shared is a madhouse of curls
that I imprison in a ponytail
while she let hers rave
like madness
around her head.
I don’t sing in my sleep
or eat the petals off flowers
or run into the rain instead of out of it.
I’m the unplugged-in one,
the side-kick sister,
tucked into a corner of her shadow.
Boys followed her everywhere;
they filled the booths at the restaurant where she waitressed,
herded around her at the river.
One day, I saw a boy come up behind her
and pull a strand of her long hair
I understood this-
I felt the same way.
In photographs of us together,
she is always looking at the camera,
and I am always looking at her.
—  Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere
Satisfy the Need in Me - Kurt/Blaine NC-17

Summary: Blaine learns the true definition of jealousy when he runs into his intern at a nightclub. A sequel to this

Warnings: age difference, possessive sex, mentions of alcohol, mentions of Kurt with others (sort of)

A/N: Writing this has been a serious learning experience. A never-ending thank you to plainers for being an amazing beta. This would be nowhere near what it is now without you. This is also a gift to the wonderful tiff because she’s amazing and patient and perfect ♥♥

Initially, Blaine thought he’d spend the night in.

He’s edging on forty, and as much as he enjoys the club scene, sometimes all he wants to do is settle down with a cup of tea and a movie.

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For upcoming cons, my nephew wanted us to do a family Doctor Who group, so look forward to seeing him as a Sontaran and my sister as a Weeping Angel. In the meantime, here’s my costume - Ood!

An easy build this. The mask was pretty effective when I bought it, so I’ve just added some shine to make it look more slimey in parts and a few other minor touches.

The suit is using a generic Beatles costume suit as a basis with alterations to make it plainer.

The translation globe is made using a Christmas bauble, with LEDs in the hose attachment and sphere. The LEDs in the tube are probably overkill and not 100% accurate, but I just like the way they add to the costume.

A full gallery can be found over at my cosplay page on Facebook.

Promise You'll Stay (part 2/2)

plainers asked for: Blaine dealing with a slushie to the face and Kurt helping him (which I got backwards oopsie) dreamingofklainebows asked for: what happens when Blaine goes to school.

Follow up to stepbrothers!klaine/badboy!blaine 

Even With My Dark Side

There’s this spot on his neck Blaine has recently discovered that makes Kurt whine and twist Blaine’s shirt in his hands and rub up against whatever part of him is the closest. Today it’s that little soft curve low on his belly. Blaine mouths and sucks just below his jaw and Kurt ruts and ruts and whimpers, can feel everything drawing up tight and hot, just a little more and he could come, he could-

And that’s the moment Blaine always pulls away, flops onto his back and announces, “Time to cool off.”

Kurt gulps air and feels like his entire body is pulsing with need. He stares up at the ceiling and tries not to scream from frustration.  “Why?”

“Because I draw the line at actually fucking my stepbrother.”

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“She remembered her own childish disappointment, the first time she had laid eyes on Eddard Stark. She had pictured him as a younger version of his brother Brandon, but that was wrong. Ned was shorter and plainer of face, and so somber. He spoke courteously enough, but beneath the words she sensed a coolness that was all at odds with Brandon, whose mirths had been as wild as his rages. Even when he took her maidenhood, their love had more of duty to it than of passion. We made Robb that night, though; we made a king together. And after the war, at Winterfell, I had love enough for any woman, once I found the good sweet heart beneath Ned’s solemn face.

how many people are going to twist yixing’s words to suit their own agenda? this guy has done nothing but assure worried fans again and again that his heart is with exo and he won’t leave (at least not for some years, let’s not talk about 20 years from now alright). you think he doesn’t know that fans are worried? you think he doesn’t know the distrust that fans have of him and Tao, simply because they happen to be Chinese like the members who left? why do you think he’s grabbed literally every opportunity he can to promise fans that he’s not going to leave? “for my promise with exo members, i will not end my contract” he couldn’t have said it plainer than this and yet you still have people doubting him, saying that he threatened to leave, saying that he wants to leave but is only hanging on for whatever benefits he can squeeze out of sm, even saying that he wants to leave but is hanging on only because he doesn’t want to break this promise to exo. look, don’t twist his words. his priority is exo, he said so himself. he made a promise with exo and a promise with exo-l to stay. he rewrote a song he lost because it “contained the voices of our members’ hearts”. he named it ‘Promise’. and he had it prepared in time for their concert because he wanted the fans to hear this promise straight from the mouths of the members during the concert. what more do you want from him?

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She had pictured him as a younger version of his brother Brandon, but that was wrong. Ned was shorter and plainer of face, and so somber. He spoke courteously enough, but beneath the words she sensed a coolness that was all at odds with Brandon, whose mirths had been as wild as his rages. Even when he took her maidenhood, their love had more of duty to it than of passion. We made Robb that night, though; we made a king together. And after the war, at Winterfell, I had love enough for any woman, once I found the good sweet heart beneath Ned’s solemn face.

pre-asoiaf meme: four pre-series versions of asoiaf characters ♦ eddard stark // peter mooney as young eddard stark

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;
And ever since, it grew more clean and white,
Slow to world-greetings, quick with its ‘Oh, list,’
When the angels speak. A ring of amethyst
I could not wear here, plainer to my sight,
Than that first kiss. The second passed in height
The first, and sought the forehead, and half missed,
Half falling on the hair. O beyond meed!
That was the chrism of love, which love’s own crown,
With sanctifying sweetness, did precede.
The third upon my lips was folded down
In perfect, purple state; since when, indeed,
I have been proud and said, 'My love, my own.’

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

MY FIRST ORIGINAL SPREAD IDEA! 

This is a snapshot spread to provide guidance for those times when you need to have a serious talk with someone– but aren’t sure how go about it.

Card 1 is the energy you should take into the conversation. This position can be modified also to be “where to start”. 

Card 2 represents what you SHOULD address in the conversation. Of course, you already know what you need to say, but this card will give you advice on what issues to gravitate towards, what attitudes to keep as your central focus, etc.

Card 3 represents what you SHOULD NOT address in this conversation. Steer clear of talking about these issues, having these attitudes, etc. 

Card 4 represents the energy you will leave the conversation with, or in plainer terms, the outcome. This can also be modified to be “where to end”. 

Additional cards can be pulled for the middle two if further clarification is needed, or if this is a more complex conversation. 

I will do this spread for you free if you request it over the next 2 hours.

DIY Skyline Pierced Lampshade Tutorial. When a big site posts this really amazing pierced lampshade on the RIGHT then the links to the one on the left it’s kind of like bait and switch for the reader. There’s nothing wrong with the one on the LEFT and for the tutorial for the plainer shade go to Crafty Enough here.

For the amazing shade on the RIGHT that I posted in 2012 from Threadbanger go here (excellent video tutorial).

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We just got our first snow of 2014, so I’m staying warm inside! This is probably one of the only outfits I wear that has no patterns..but the sweater is a light aqua with threads of silver and you can see that the bubblegum pink skirt has fabulous pleats. Plainer colours but by no means plain. It’s the little details! Also my necklace is an ostentatious giant gumball machine. So.. there’s that!

Sweater: Ricki’s
Skirt: The Curvy Elle
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umball necklace: Betsey Johnson
Shoes & Bag: Modcloth

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Bruce Wayne Says Cass Is The Best Fighter And Batman’s Heir
from Batgirl v1-58 2005-01
Batman: He’s not the fighter you are. No one is. … Between the two of you, I know you’ll succeed. And then you’ll be ready–
Cass: To take over for you?
Batman: If it comes to that…

Well, it can’t be any plainer than that. Point blank, Cass is the best fighter, period. And it’s coming from Batman who is supremely qualified to judge great fighters.

Batman’s endorsement of Cass as his heir isn’t quite as strong but it still stands. Later during Gates Of Gotham we have Dick as Batman and he was good. If someone told me long ago that a lean, fit mustache-less Jim Gordon in a Iron Man style combat suit would be Batman I’d have laughed.

But Cassandra Cain was closer than anyone to being ready to be Batman: intense, intimidating, relentless, bent on justice, iron willed, and a phenomenal fighter. And unlike Bruce, Cassie didn’t have to juggle a daytime personal: she was Batgirl 24x7 and didn’t care about secret identities.

(bonus) Tim Is Impressed With Cass
from Robin v2-133 2005-02
She flows through her opponents like they were a modern dance troupe that spent weeks carefully rehearsing each move, and now they’re finally giving their grand performance.
Not a wasted gesture, or step, or kick, or jab.

(bonus) Cass Vs Holo-Barb: Sub-Second Pwnage
from Batgirl Secret Files & Origins 2002-08
This is in Oracle’s holo room fight simulator, but still. Every time Cass puts the simulated Barbara Batgirl down in less than a second. Amazing.

(bonus) Bruce Told Steph Cass Would Probably Beat Him
from Convergence Batgirl 2015-06
While this is in an alternative time/reality, it’s still cool that Batman thinks Cass would best him. And I love Steph’s pluckiness! Despite thinking about Batman (an awesome fighter) saying Cass would likely beat him, she goes ahead and tries to whack Cass!

(bonus) Batman’s Ultimate Successor
from Batgirl v1-59 2005-02 digital
You might not want to be Batman–
To take over for him when he’s… done.
But I do.
It’s the only thing I’ve ever… wanted to be.
Is that… wrong?
- Cassandra Cain

2 Days Until Cassandra Cain Returns

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she had pictured him as a younger version of his brother brandon, but that was wrong. ned was shorter and plainer of face, and so somber. he spoke courteously enough, but beneath the words she sensed a coolness that was all at odds with brandon, whose mirths had been as wild as his rages.    //     jack huston as brandon stark ; tom weston jones as eddard stark

fancasting meme || nineeleven characters’ who aren’t portrayed in the show/movie ( 4 — 11)  / eleven existing characters’ younger versions  ( 7 — 10)

Chalkidian Helmet and Greaves, 4th-5th century BC

The Chalkidian (Chalcidian) helmet was especially popular in Greece in the fourth and fifth centuries BC. The helmet was also worn extensively in the Greek (Southern) parts of Italy in the same period. The helmet is so-called because it was first, and is most commonly, depicted on pottery once thought to derive from the Euboean city of Chalcis. The helmet appears to have been a development of the Corinthian helmet, its improvements in design giving the wearer better hearing and vision, resulting in a lighter and less bulky helmet.

By the time of Alexander the Great, the helmet was still worn by armored soldiers, especially Hoplites, the spear-armed heavy infantrymen (other than those of the Spartans, who instead wore the much plainer Pilos type helmet). It is likely that some of the Macedonian soldiers who ruled the rest of Greece and went on to forge a substantial Hellenistic empire also wore the Chalcidian helmet. The helmet is thought to have developed in turn into the Attic helmet which is iconic of classical soldiers.