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artisan confections by zamartisanchocolates

hella yummy san francisco-based zamartisanchocolates is local to me. i need to find a stockist … or just order some treats on etsy!! whether you like fruity and chewy candy, sticky caramels, or chocolates, they’ve got what you’re craving.

Sometimes I imagine taking a walk with him. I imagine leading him behind the school and into the trees. I imagine stomping on his skull until all his fine, sharp features have turned to pulp. Until all the parts of him that are too familiar disappear.
—  All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Selling Prints

Hey guys! I’m now selling prints of my work on Society6! I would love to be able to save money in order to get access to higher quality equipment, and by purchasing any of these prints, a large portion goes to funding that dream as well as being able to polish my portfolio and be ready for a career after high school and college. Thank you all for your support, and I hope you love these prints and consider purchasing one!

If you can’t afford a print, if you could reblog this post and spread the word that would be so helpful. I love you all!


All I want is Thao.

blueeyeswhitedragon  asked:

How did you end up making a career out of playing video games?

i faked it for a really, really long time. like, truthfully, no one ever *hired* me specifically to do this shit until last month - i was hired as a social media guy at Revision3, but took every opportunity i could for two years to sneak my way into videos, and by the time i left, my title was “host / producer.” i very literally faked it til i made it. i think everyone does!

another thing: be super annoying. send obnoxious emails to the people you wanna work for. do dumb shit and get noticed. i got my Giant Bomb internship by making this stupid fan video, then figuring out who was in charge of hiring interns at Whiskey Media and bugging the shit out of him for, like, ever. eventually, he posted an internship notice saying the job was for San Francisco locals only. i ignored that, applied anyway, got the gig, worked at a GameStop all summer to save up, flew out there and did it.

there are a million other things that factor into it: opportunity, luck, privilege, connections. but - and this is easy for me to say, i guess - but if it’s a job you really want, make sure you’re doing actual, concrete things to progress toward making it real. that’s my advice!

Zendaya Celebrates Unveiling of Two New Figures for Madame Tussauds


Oakland-born singer, actress, and dancer Zendaya will return to the Bay Area to unveil not one, but two new wax figures at Madame Tussauds San Francisco on Nov. 21. The second figure will be featured in Madame Tussauds Orlando. By unveiling two figures, Zendaya shares a unique honor with an exclusive group of celebrities who have received an outstanding number of fan requests for their figures to be featured in multiple Madame Tussauds attractions.

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The 19-year-old star met with skilled studio artists in June where she underwent the unique experience of a Madame Tussauds sitting, capturing her expressions, poses, taking more than 250 measurements and matching eye color and hair color. Keen to reflect her own hip and edgy style on both figures, Zendaya donated the pink Material Girl dress, which she wore to the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. For her second figure, Madame Tussauds worked with one of her favorite designers Rubin Singer to recreate the look she wore to the 2014 BMI Hip Hop R&B Awards.

“Working with the Madame Tussauds team was such an amazing honor, they really took the time to capture every detail, including all the natural features that make up the real me,” said Zendaya. “It feels even more special to know that my beautiful fans worked so hard to make this happen and I’m excited to see how they will react to my new figures in San Francisco and Orlando.“

Known for her starring role as K.C. Cooper on the hit Disney Channel show K.C. Undercover, Zendaya’s outspokenness about one’s ability to accept and love themselves has made her a spokesperson for body acceptance and individual beauty.

Zendaya previously co-starred on Shake It Up, another Disney Channel series for three seasons as well as several Disney Channel original movies. She was the youngest contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars for its 16th season and finished in second place with dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy. She is currently working on her second studio album, a follow-up to her self-titled debut album released in 2013.

Named one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2015, Zendaya has led discussions on body positivity and wider perceptions of female beauty through her graceful responses to controversial comments on her Oscar appearance, and more recently, challenging a magazine for its extensive photo retouching of her image. With a social media presence that won her the 2014 BMI Social Star Award, Zendaya is an empowering, inspiring icon for young people everywhere.

“Madame Tussauds has a 200 year history of honoring people who are changing our society in a positive way,” said Chris Connors, general manager of Madame Tussauds San Francisco. “We are delighted to celebrate a strong woman with roots in the Bay Area.”

Madame Tussauds San Francisco has partnered with local radio station WiLD 94.9 to give fans an opportunity to win one of six invitation-only meet-and-greet passes to attend the November 21 figure unveiling. The event will be livestreamed on Periscope, and will include a special Q&A session with Zendaya, hosted by WiLD 94.9’s Gabby Diaz.

Watch a video of Zendaya’s sitting on YouTube. To track real-time updates on the launch of Zendaya’s wax figures, follow Madame Tussauds San Francisco on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons.

Visit for more information. Follow Madame Tussauds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on the latest figure launches.

The attraction is open at 10 AM, 365 days a year, in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133.

About Merlin Entertainments Group – North America

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one, and the second-largest global visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its visitors through its iconic brands, and the commitment of its managers and employees.

Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND resorts, six Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions, seven LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, North America’s only Dungeon attraction, and six SEA LIFE aquariums, underlining the company’s positions as the world’s largest global aquarium operator. Learn more by visiting

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