this is my first time really using them

Songs of Ssael Prayerbook

Wanted to talk about my newest prop for Duane real quick. Was waiting to get the new photos up first, but I do not have time to edit them at the moment and needed a quick break from sewing my next costume.

Wish I had a before shot to share because it used to be blue.  Materials I used: a book, scrapbooking paper in green, gold, black velvet, and a fun design (you’ll see that one later), green and black fabric paint, tan, white, black, and brown acrylic paint, twine, gold ballpoint pen, a hot glue gun, and a lot of Modge Podge.

I was really picky about the base book I chose. It had to be the right size in my hand…not too thick as to look bulky but not so thin as I couldn’t do a little something fun with it.  I also ended up choosing this one because it left the ends of the pages raw and I liked the rough look of it! I had to sand the top of the book though, since the pages were dyed orange.

Here you can see where I tore off half of the spine. That was my first step, before I even started painting. You can also see where I glued down the twine bindings on the spine and the pieces that hang from the top of the book. I also used hot glue to seal the raw end of the twine so it wouldn’t unravel.

The designs I traced a vector for from the art and used that to print a stencil of sorts I could use to cut the pieces out with an exacto knife. It’s all glued down with Modge Podge.

All of the weathering with black and white I tried to keep as close to the illustrations of the book as possible.

Here is the rarely seen back! This is where the tan paint really came in. I used it to color the blue so I could save that slightly leathery texture of the original cover.  The green paper I glued on to re-do the cover I purposely left loose on that corner and tore the edge around to make it uneven.  I also spritzed it with water to get it extra floppy.

One of my personal touches was the old bloody handprint on the back. The space was partially covered in the art, and on its own it felt empty. I figured, Duane must have picked up the book after accidentally eating somebody at least once right.  I just painted my fingers brown and slammed them down on the back of the book.

Here is a detail shot where you can really see the textures in the papers I chose. I like the randomness of the gold, and the elegance the velvet added.  The green had a linen look to it that I thought fit well wishing the comic’s aesthetic.

I also want to talk about the letters here. Finding simple gold letter stickers was, oddly enough, impossible. I ended up buying purple glitter ones instead. I had to scrape off all the glitter, resurface it with Modge Podge, and color it with my gold leafing pen.  The ‘f’ I had to extend as well…placing a piece of another sticker under it before applying the Modge Podge.

Here is another detail shot showing the fun rough edges of the book, as well as some of the weathering I did on the edge.  For the edge I tried to sand through the paper to the tan paint I had applied underneath…but I ended up sanding through the paint too fast to the original color of the book. So in the end I took a box cutter and carved away at all the edges, down to the cardboard cover itself.  I ran sandpaper over the carved edges to make it look more like it had worn down and had not been carved out.

This is probably the roughest part of the book, but still pretty  happy with it! In the art it’s so small it’s just scribbles so I had to improvise what to put up there.  Considering the book it had to be Tainish for sure. The phrase I had originally chosen was too long, so I ended up mashing two other ones together and hoping it makes sense.  Can’t say I’m too well versed in Tainish grammar after all. I had also wanted to draw it in the Tainish alphabet, but sadly that is not available, so I used cursive instead.

For those who may have trouble reading my sloppy penmanship it reads:
Ssael fhikemun rish ul a Llede Llaemasa

Which should, in theory, translate to:
Ssael reveals the way to his Lions of Mercy

The inner cover I also redid with a paper with a fun design.  The edges of the green showed and I wanted a nice clean look all around.  Also a little extra weathering just cuz.

And last but not least, the whole reason I decided to do this project in the first place! I needed a place to keep my ribbons at ALA.

I made this into a hollow book with a lot of Modge Podge and cutting of pages and more Modge Podge and some heavy things. This is why the book couldn’t be too thin.  I made sure to leave a number of pages at the front loose so I could also use it as a prop.

this event is the first time my club has been in the top 100 and it’s truly buckwild up here. like clubs aren’t just beaming people really pulling some tactical competition level pro strats.

we fell to second place in the last round because the club beneath us pulled out around 3mil in the last 20 minutes and we were behind them by only 300k and I’m still bitter

irrelevantopinionn  asked:

I'm sure you get this question a million times a day, but I'm really curious to know your thoughts! My boyfriend lives in Canada and I live in the US. We're meeting for the first time in May and I already know I'm going to be nervous. Do you have any tips on the first meeting? Thank you so much.

Thats so exciting!! The tips I have are discuss with your partner before what you’re comfortable with for right away! Like if you’re not wanting to kiss right away let them know that, etc. just to avoid awkwardness! Other than that though just let it happen. Don’t try to force anything! Just remember this is the same person you’ve been talking with online for so long! Be yourself! Dont worry if it is a little uncomfortable at first! After like 20 minutes Pedro and I felt so natural together like we had been together for weeks in person!
Also take LOADS of pictures!!
Have an amazing time!!! :D

The first time I met my boyfriend’s grandparents, I was terrified. First, I really wanted them to like me, and second, he told me they were pretty religious. They’re Roman Catholic, but I’m Jewish, and I didn’t get the impression from the rest of his family that that would upset them, but I wasn’t sure they’d be chill with us dating, and I’m always afraid of those unconscious, anti-semitic micro-aggressions. 

Sure enough, within an hour of meeting me they asked if I was religious, in a way that was obviously asking if I had a religion, and which one it was. I calmly told them I was Jewish, and my boyfriend’s grandmother lit up. Her mother was a Syrian who moved to Brooklyn in the early 1900′s and she grew up in a Syrian and Jewish community in Brooklyn and boy wasn’t it nice to have someone around who could help her with her Jewish pastry. It was really pleasant. His grandfather was mostly quiet. 

After lunch, he and I shared a cup of coffee and some cookies and I told him about my brothers. He asked if my mom was ok with me dating a gentile. And then he looked around, saw we were alone for a sec, and asked me to follow him out to the garage. In the garage he asked me to take an old picnic basket down from off a cabinet. And then he told me to open it. The moment the lid came off I knew. I knew that shade of red. He told me to take it out and lay it across the floor. It was a Nazi flag. Not just a Nazi flag, but one that was big enough to fly outside a government office, like a massive one. I laid it out, ice in my veins, trying to figure out what was about to happen next. And then he told me to take my shoes off and stand on it. 

He told me his vision wasn’t good enough to get into the army, so he snuck on a ship and figured that they’d have to deal with him when he was in Europe, and that’s what happened. He told me he went because they all knew it was bad, and he wanted to help. He told me he took the flag off of some dead Nazis. He told me to go home and tell my mother that I was safe with these goyim she’d never met, that I was loved and welcome and that they’d fight for me. He told me “Never Again”.

He passed away a few years ago, and only after his death, cleaning out his closets did we find his old patches and look up his division. This quiet man who said very little but always shared a cup of coffee with me after lunch was in an anti-tank division, and he and his division liberated camps in Poland. He saw the horrors, first hand. 

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today is a day to reaffirm our promise of “Never Again”. Today is a day to remember that the only way for things to get better is to fight. Today is a good day to punch a Nazi. Do it for me. Do it for Grandpa Rocco. Do it for the world. 

“My parents disappeared during the last dictatorship. They were political activists. My father was taken first in 1977. My mother was taken a year later during the World Cup. We were standing in a public square, and two cars stopped, and they grabbed me and my mother. They let me go. But my mother was never heard from again. I learned all of this later because I was only three at the time. My grandparents raised me. When I was a child they would tell me that my parents were working. I used to imagine them building a skyscraper, wearing helmets, and getting closer and closer to the top. It wasn’t until the age of ten that I learned what really happened. But even then, my parents were only ideas to me. They were two-dimensional. But when I turned seventeen, I visited the town where they first met. I found their old friends and they told me stories. I learned that my father loved the Beatles. He also loved to dance. A man gave me a costume that my father would wear when he danced. And suddenly my parents weren’t ideas anymore. They were people. They were Daniel and Viviana. And for the first time, I cried for them.”

(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

They’re watching baby animals videos

( @greyhairsowhat happy birthday dear !!!!  (ノ ´ 3 ` )ノ  ❤️️💕)

used my chair on campus today for the first time because my hips were subluxing really bad.  had a few challenges, but i figured it out.  my biggest worry is that my legs are always hurting so i move them a lot and sometimes i even cross them and apparently according to my mom, it makes me look like i don’t need my chair.  anyone else worry about this?

So, my friends and I were trying out D&D for the first time. DM was using a pre-written thing to get us all into how this is supposed to work. Right, so she has our characters meet and introduce ourselves for the first time and… It was a bit awkward and I didn’t really know the in-char and OOC stuff… I was trying for a general statement to fill in for actual role-playing. Apparently I couldn’t get away with ‘she introduces herself’.

Me: So, we just… say our names and stuff?

DM: Yeah.

Me: Right. So, my character looks at the others. (waves in rl) Yo, bitches. (as I would say to them in rl)

Friend: What?!

Other friend: *lmao*

Me: (realizes horrible mistake) No, that’s not what I meant!

Other friend: Hi, Yo Bitches.

Me: That’s not what she’s actually–

Other friend: Too late!

Me: I meant it in a more general–

Other Friend: Doesn’t matter. You’re Yo Bitches now.

And so I was, for the rest of the session. I mean, that guy tied a goblin to the dead horse rather than the trees around us just because (and then we left it there), but yeah, apparently nothing was more notable than “Yo Bitches”. Well, besides the DM being lowkey pissed off about a diff guy insisting he had to play a duel-wield shield guy and she had to create an entire skill tree just to make that happen and she didn’t feel he appreciated it enough.

The Lapidot is still so real

- They had their very first “lover’s tiff” - which is something that happens to all couples.

- They’re still clearly so comfortable around each other.

- They gave each other some really cute looks throughout the episode.

- Despite their petty argument, they realised that their behaviour was wrong and were perfectly happy again by the end of the episode - and had even worked together to make a new sign for the car wash.

- Their fusion was potentially foreshadowed by the fact that they both wanted to be Garnet (a fusion who’s literally “made of love”), and by the fact that we saw them both using their powers together for the very first time.

…You freaking know that I’m adding all this (and probably more) to my Lapidot Moments masterpost over the weekend!

I’m so happy right now, you have no idea~


Œil de biche - Eyes Remplacement for The Sims 4

Hi !

I made my first eyes replacement almost one years ago now, and at that time, it was only a simple edit on EA colors to make them less saturated. The textures were not edited that much, and some shades didn’t really match with the color selection.

This time, it’s different ! 

I wanted to create completely new eyes, with a more realistic selection of colors. As I’m pretty happy with the result, I wanted to share it ! :D

As it’s a replacement, you have to delete my first one if you use it, you can’t use both.

Download : SimFileShare

And if you like my creations, feel free to make a donation ! ;)

And if want to edit one of my custom content and share it, or use it as a base, please just ask. Don’t re-upload my content and claim it as your own !

I just finished @indigonite‘s piece for @pjocoloringbookproject 

When I first started posting on tumblr, Indigonite was one of the first Artists I really started following. From the very beginning of my time here it was and still is my dream to do an art trade with them. They have them most amazing line work and color, and their use of design is extraordinary.

I think something I wasn’t expecting about this project, about the coloringbook, was how much I’d learn from other artists. On working with this piece I was awed and stunned by Indigonite’s amazing skills on a whole new level. I saw all the areas of my own work I wanted to improve on, and explore farther. I saw everything I wanted to get better at and the more I colored the more inspired I became.

I hope you see this piece, and read what I have to say. You’ve changed me as an artist, and you have been inspiring me ever since I started here. You’re skill and hard work produce some of the most beautiful art and as I’ve watched you grow I’ve been so proud and awed by you as a fellow artist. You’re the most astounding and incredible person and I am so grateful that you post your work, and you gave us this beautiful piece to color.

Working this piece, immersing myself in the work of another, and having the opportunity to learn, seeing the time, energy, and hard work of the lines, and being so intimate with someone’s creative process is so beautiful.

Thank you for giving me the chance to learn from you. Thank you for being a part of this project, Thank you for being you. c:

The last week or so has been really difficult for me, a lot of old emotional wounds resurfaced and at first it was hard dealing with what felt like a huge setback to what has been a couple months of incredible growth. But I’m realizing that times like these, although painful, are also an opportunity for real, meaningful healing. They’re necessary, even. We can only fix problems when we acknowledge them, when they’re right in front of us; healing can’t be achieved on the periphery. 

Instead of trying to retreat, I’m consciously revisiting these old negative thought-patterns with my new awareness. I’m processing the painful emotions of the past with my new way of thinking. I know that If I can master difficult times like this, I can do anything. Understanding the shadows that follow us as well as the light we’re working towards is the only way to feel like a whole person.

Okay Voltron fandom, can we talk about some guys that we’ve been overlooking?

Thace has friends.

This is the best shot we have of them- it’s the bottom-right corner of the official poster from season 2. They are very clearly talking and hanging out. The way they’re positioned and the fact that Thace is actually having a good time- when literally every face we’ve seen from him in canon is vaguely despondent or irritated-looking- tells us something interesting is going on here.

Here’s the first interesting thing: we’ve seen these guys in canon.

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We’ve Got Company

Pairing: Joker x Reader

Request: Can I have an imagine where you are Frosts daughter and you meet Joker for the first time and he takes a liking to you. Thank you!

Description: Y/N is Frost’s daughter, and when she sneaks out to see what her father is really doing, But when she gets too close, she meets just who her father works for.

Smut: No

Words: 1889

Requests are open!


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I collaged some phone case/phone wallpaper Watch Dogs/Watch Dogs 2 themes at first just for myself, and then for my sister and gf~ all of the images I used are official art from the games minus this one which you can find there

these are free to use, just please don’t claim credit for making them as I actually put a lot of effort into these! they took me hours of finding the right images, cleaning/editing them and lots of fun stuff so yeah don’t be rude please

I don’t plan on making more at the time, but if a lot of people really really want me to do more I guess i’ll try… but i’m running out of images lmao, official art only has so much y’know.

(please don’t repost or remove my description, thanks!)

About Spanish surnames

I haven’t been on this fandom for a long time but I noticed something that as a Spanish Hetalian really bothers me: the fact that people remove Spain’s first surname when using his human name.

In Spain (I would say in every Spanish speaking country, but I’m not sure if this happens in all of them) we have two surnames. The first one is your father’s surname and the second is your mother’s. This is really cool in my opinion because that way you keep both of your parents surnames. Also, women don’t have to change their surname when they get married.

For example: let’s suppose there’s a couple in which the husband is called Mateo Sánchez Romero and the bride is Marta Pérez López. They have a daughter called Isabel. Her full name would be Isabel Sánchez Pérez. When she’s older she marries a guy called Alberto Ramírez González. Her surnames would still be Sánchez Pérez and if they have kids their surnames would be Ramírez Sánchez.

So, every time you wanna use Spain’s human name you have to use either just the first surname or both of them. You should say “Antonio Fernández” or “Antonio Fernández Carriedo” NOT “Antonio Carriedo”. You should also say “Mister Fernández” or “Mister Fernández Carriedo” but NOT “Mister Carriedo” (it’s better if you use both surnames anyways).

I hope this has helped people to know a bit more about Spanish culture. You may continue on scrolling through your dashboard and do safe fangirling.

Levels of Rain in English: Verbs

Hi everyone! This is my first time making a vocab list (if that’s what you would call this), so I’m still new to what I should put in here, but this post should be helpful for anyone learning English, especially at an Intermediate/advanced level. We have a lot of words for raining in English, and each have there own specific connotation that can be hard to explain, but I tried my best to explain them below. There are probably double the amount of nouns to describe rain, so if you guys like this, I can make a list for those.

 “to rain” can really be used for any situation, but people will often ask, “how’s the rain” and expect to either hear one of the following verbs or some other adjective. Knowing these words will make you sound like a native and are actually used pretty often in spoken English.

To Mist: Misting is pretty much fog, but you can feel the water coming down. Almost like when you spray hairspray out of a can and it lightly falls on you. 

To Drizzle: This is the lightest rain. When it’s drizzling, you can barely notice it falling down, and the rain droplets are very small.

To Sprinkle: This is a little harder than a drizzle. When it’s sprinkling out, There are biggish drops of water, but it doesn’t fall that often.

To Rain: “to rain” is more of an in-between. When it’s raining, it’s heavier than drizzling, but lighter than pouring.

To Shower: This word is usually used in the progressive. Showering is just an average stream of rain. Showering is similar to raining, but it’s usually used in the sense that the rain is just passing by. 

To Pour: This is a lot of rain coming down at once. When it’s pouring, streets tend to have water running through them and there is flooding.

To Pelt: Pelting is the kind of rain that you might experience during a hurricane or severe storm. It’s very heavy and it makes a lot of noise. It’s usually used with the preposition off. So you might say, “The rain is pelting off the roof.”

*Drizzle, Shower, Pour, and Pelt are relatively common, while Mist and Sprinkle are a little more uncommon.*

*I’m not sure if some of these words are regional (I’m from New England)*

anonymous asked:

Hey! Could you write some more Fraywood headcanons please?? I absolutely adore all your other headcanons! ❤

- clary and alec have a constant photo war going on between them after that one time alec took a really unflattering photo of clary mid sneeze, hair soaking wet from the rain, make up running down her face and sent it to the squad’s group chat with just the caption “mood”
- they legit only ever call each other by their last names. they only use each other’s first name if it’s serious. otherwise it always “hurry up, fray. you’re slowing me down” “here’s a crazy idea, stop walking so fast, lightwood” “it’s not my fault you can’t keep up, fray. or is it fairchild now, I forget.”
- every year on alec’s birthday, clary will give him a card that says “happy birthday, brother” on it because she’ll never forget that time alec told her that she’ll always be a part of his family. and alec always tries to glare at her but ends up smiling and starts doing the same for her on her birthday
- no one at the institute ever knows if alec and clary are actually friends or not because the last time someone asked them if they were in fact friends, alec said clary was “a headache that never went away” and clary told them that alec was “the biggest asshole she’s ever met” but not even five seconds later someone started talking shit about alec and clary got hella angry and went into a huge rant while alec just sat back and watched until that same person started making derogatory comments towards clary and then they both sat there for 15 minutes roasting the shit out of this guy so everyone at the institute is constantly like ????? so are they friends or not ???