this took me 2 and a half hours :s

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I present to you: My Mettaton EX cosplay, debuted at Anthrocon 2017!

The first 5 were taken on Friday of the con like 10 hours after putting on the costume / makeup, so a little was wearing off, but it held up pretty well for the most part! The last 3 were Saturday morning immediately after applying the makeup.

Friday’s makeup took 5 hours, while Saturday’s took about 2 and a half (Friday I did it on Facebook live, and also I don’t have a great work surface at home). I’ve practiced it so many times, and I’m so glad it turned out as well as it did!

The main body of the costume was ordered online with custom measurements. I didn’t have the sewing / construction skills to make something that complex and have it look good, so that was the best option for me! Wig was bought on eBay, and I styled it myself (my first time doing so!).

I was having problems with the shoulder things, but I’ll get that figured out eventually!

Had a blast at the con, though! Everyone loved my cosplay, and I made some new friends.

- Mod A

RULES: ANSWER THESE 92 STATEMENTS AND TAG 20 PEOPLE.

i was tagged by @jebsplayshss, ty amanda !!

THE LAST:

1. Drink: coffee bc i need to stay awake !!
2. Phone call: my mom
3. Text message: my love nicole; asking her to pick up food on the way home
4. Song you listened to: the spiderman: homecoming soundtrack dON’T JUDGE ME IT’S GOOD OK
5. Time you cried: two days ago bc rip my babies mari and jan :(((

HAVE YOU:

6. Dated someone twice: nope, once is enough thank you very much
7. Kissed someone and regretted it: nah
8. Been cheated on: yes
9. Lost someone special: yepp
10. Been depressed: since 2k14, pal
11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: i feel personally attacked by this but yes

LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS:

12. black like my nonexistent soul
13. blue bc jake’s eyes lmfao
14. red !!!

IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU:

15. Made new friends: yes !!
16. Fallen out of love: more like fallen in love
17. Laughed until you cried: yES
18. Found out someone was talking about you: nope
19. Met someone who changed you: i’ve met a lot of people that changed me but yeah 
20. Found out who your friends are: i feel like i find out every year lmao
21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: no. maybe. ok yes

GENERAL:

22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: most of them !!
23. Do you have any pets: yes my dog maxie who i love very much !!!
24. Do you want to change your name: yes
25. What did you do for your last Birthday: my birthday’s next month !!
26. What time did you wake up: around 11:40 am
27. What were you doing at midnight last night: watching a movie
28. Name something you can’t wait for: going back to uni ?? i mean, i’m so excited to see my friends and learn shit and do stuff i love and meet more people you feel ???
29. When was the last time you saw your mom: 3 weeks ago when i visited my fam back home
30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: shit that’s deep uM… well i just want to stop being depressed all the time like wow what a moodkiller 
31. What are you listening to right now: nothing
32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: does my professor count lmao
33. Something that is getting on your nerves: can’t think of anything atm bc i’m in a reasonably good mood for once
34. Most visited Website: tumblr 
35. Mole/s: none
36. Mark/s: do scars count ?? bc i have one on my left shoulder from a bicycle accident when i was 5 (funny story - not really i just crashed into a room full of boxes)
37. Childhood dream: i wanted to be a princess !!! i finally made it.
38. Hair color: black
39. Long or short hair: long hair even though it’s a pAIN IN THE ASS
40. Do you have a crush on someone: does my boyfriend count 
41. What do you like about yourself: i like that i’m supportive and try to be there for people ??
42. Piercings: ear piercings !! although i’ve been considering getting a belly button piercing idk
43. Blood type: AB
44. Nickname: wasi
45. Relationship status: in a relationship
46. Zodiac: virgo
47. Pronouns: she/her
48. Favorite TV Show/s: lucifer, agents of shield, game of thrones, american horror story, friends, the suite life of zack and cody (it’s a guilty pleasure sHUT UP haters), new girl, brooklyn nine-nine, riverdale, young & hungry, jessica jones and there are literally so many more but i can’t remember all of them atm
49. Tattoos: none but i want a few !!
50. Right or left hand: right
51. Surgery: fuck no
52. Hair dyed in different color: i dyed it dark purple once in high school
53. Sport: no thank you. i’m kidding, i used to do gymnastics and ballet when i was in high school. i also did archery but now i just do judo 
55. Vacation: i love travelling ?? i went to visit my family back in india a week and a half ago !! but i do travel a lot and i really wanna go to hawaii or someplace island-y?? (not la huerta though ty very much)
56. Pair of trainers: i don’t own any

MORE GENERAL:

57. Eating: mangoes
58. Drinking: water
59. I’m about to: watch a tv series
61. Waiting for: sleep i guess ??
62. Want: money
63. Get married: yeah but in a few years
64. Career: either an interior designer or doctor idk hAlp
65. Hugs or kisses: uM fuck both ?? but i gotta say hugs
66. Lips or eyes: eyes !!
67. Shorter or taller: since i’m fuckign tiny i’m gonna have to say taller
68. Older or younger: older 
70. Nice arms or nice stomach: nice arms
71. Sensitive or loud: idk ?? i like people being sensitive compared to loud but if i’m being loud you gotta match my energy you feel ??
72. Hook up or relationship: relationship !! hookups are a disaster for me tbh
73. Troublemaker or hesitant: troublemaker

HAVE YOU EVER:

74. Kissed a stranger: yep
75. Drank hard liquor: yepp
76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: i don’t wear any !!
77. Turned someone down: yep 
78. Sex in the first date: nope but i’m open to it if there’s really a connection between us
79. Broken someone’s heart: mOST PROBABLY SORRY
80. Had your heart broken: only like a lot lmfao
81. Been arrested: not yet
82. Cried when someone died: yeah
83. Fallen for a friend: unfortunately 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

84. Yourself: YES !!! I’M SMART AND STRONG AND BEAUTIFUL AND I CAN DO ANYTHING I PUT MY MIND TO !!!
85. Miracles: sometimes, idk it depends i guess
86. Love at first sight: lmao no but yes when it came to my dog maxie 
87. Santa Claus: i used to
88. Kiss on the first date: ofc
89. Angels: i guess so

OTHER:

90. Current best friend’s name: noo i love all of my best friends so i can’t pick just one !! but i guess nicole bc i’ve known her the longest
91. Eyecolor: brown
92. Favorite movie: i literally cannot pick just one so here have a bunch at the top of my head rn ?? suicide squad, the avengers (+ age of ultron), just go with it, blended, jack & jill, harry potter (all of it), the dictator, spiderman: homecoming (my baby peter !!!), guardians of the galaxy vol. 2, grown ups, 27 dresses and a lot more ???

i’m tagging: @lanapowellblog, @zahranamazis, @usernamesweretakes, @zaddysloan@samantha-massey, @blazerina, @xo-endlessmayhem-xo, @val-greaves@choochoochoosy, @kattplayschoices, @mirasols, @craighsiaos, @michellenguyens, @warham40k, @hartfeld, @the-light-of-stars, @heart-drake, @jinarrow, @elenasanchez and @laurentthings !!!

Just took half tab #2 a whole five hours after half tab #1 stopped making me want to crawl into a hole and moan sadly. Here’s hoping! I remember the side effects going away pretty quickly last time I started up but I also remember electric shock sensations–not common, not painful, but deeply weird–so we’ll see if I have to go through those again.

I was started on citalopram (brand name: Celexa) back before there was a black box warning on it about prolonged QT intervals, which can lead to cardiac arrhythmias. However, I participated in a research study on migraines where I had to get monthly EKGs for ages, so I can tell you my heart ticks right along like a champ. So a lot of providers go to sertraline instead of citalopram first nowadays, but since citalopram WORKED for me–worked REALLY WELL, took my PHQ-9 (standardized and widely used depression screening tool) score from 15 (Not Good) to 4 (Holy Shit Not Bad) last time–the provider let me go back on it. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That’s a powerful tenet of medicine!

And if I could go back in time, I would start meds WAY sooner. I didn’t even try them until I was 27, and it was like flipping a switch in my brain. All these things I thought were just part of me, things I’d pushed away from dealing with in college and grad school because surely it would get better once I was working a steady real job–well, I had my steady real job and I was still depressed and anxious. And once I started meds, it was like somebody cranked the volume dial on the horrible bitter self loathing guilty thoughts WAY down. I had panic attacks at the thought of stopping. And stopping because I lost my insurance completely right when my nephew died and I had to start second year of med school was just a bad deal all the way around. Our testing specialist specifically said to the class at the start of second year, “If you’re on psychiatric medication, this is not the time to stop it,” while discussing study schedules for Step 1 of the USMLE.

These meds don’t work for everyone. There’s no guarantee. But I wish I’d started them a lot earlier and I wish I’d worked harder not to go off them.

I’m not thrilled about the nausea and the dizziness, but I’m really excited to get past the initial side effects and ramping up period to get to where I can take a full dose and get my brain working again.

Per a Surgeon General report, 25% of med students are depressed and 10% have considered suicide. If you’re depressed and looking at med school, think real hard about meds.

Protection Talisman

A fun little thing to hang on your wall as protection.

Requires:

- 10 toothpicks

- scissors

- hot glue

- black thread

- 2 black and white feathers ( for protection)

- 2 cinnamon sticks (to boost the power)

- 6 bay leaves (for protection)

- needle(s)

- rotary tool (optional)

- patience (essential)

It took me about an hour and a half to make, but it was worth it. It feels nice and powerful, which is very good given the state of my home.

1. Using toothpicks and hot glue, make a five pointed star.

2. Cut the remaining five toothpicks to fit and make a pentagon around the star.

3. Take the needle and thread and make a hanging loop at the top - I pierced the cooled hot glue and it holds quite well.

4. Using the same method, hang three threads from each of the bottom corners. Tie them together carefully and braid them. Here’s where the patience comes in, by the way. I hummed my intent into the threads as I braided them, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

5. Somehow make a hole in the cinnamon sticks and feathers so you can hang them from the braids. I recommend putting the feathers on last, though you can put the things in whatever order you like. Tie the materials to the braided thread, using a needle with a larger eye to gently pierce the bay leaves so you can slide them on.

6. Tie off the ends, trim as desired, and you’re done!

As I write this, it’s about four in the morning, so I’m sorry for anything I might have left out. I just put it together from things that I had lying around - I got the feathers for making quills, but I think this is a good use as well. Other than those, you can generally find everything required in your average household. Smells great, too, as an added bonus.

@mmscum tagged me to write 5 things I like about myself and tag 10 other people. Let’s see how far I get.

1. (I’m drawing a blank already lol) I like that I resemble my dad, even if it does make me look pretty ugly haha, because my smile reminds people of him in a good way.

2. I like… that… I… am persistent? I guess a more accurate word would be stubborn, because even when things could be (nearly) impossible to succeed, if I consider it important enough, I won’t ever give it up.

3. I like my ability to learn animal cues and body language quickly, as that will be useful in the future.

4. I like that it’s (or it used to be) fairly easy for me to learn new concepts/ideas.

5. I like my ability to make stuff up on the spot because that’s what I did for this whole list.

I’ll tag @casualpastelgay (do it again), @citrinafyre, @solifeaul… If you see this, consider yourself tagged! Do it! I know who’s following me so I’ll know if you don’t. *^*

Tag Game!

Tag people, then answer the following.

(I’m answering this IC for Minami, thank you @n3rdlif343va aka Senpai for the tag! Tagging @extra-vitya, @viktor-and-makka, @softie-yuuri, @leo-dliglesia, @the-eros-experience, @yuuri-katsuki-eros, @konnorcbi, @ask–guanghongji​ if you’d like to answer this IC for your muse, but you don’t have to!)

Name: Minami Kenjirou

Nickname: Nugget, Smol Nugget, Chicken Nugget, Shortcake, Creampuff

Gender: Male

Star Sign: Leo

Height: 5′1″ (smol)

Sexual Orientation: “Still working on it…may or may not involve Yuuri Katsuki”

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor!

Favorite color: Red

Favorite animal: Seals

Average hours of sleep: A healthy 6-8 hours of sleep! The only reason Minami would stay up late is to watch Yuuri skate, and right after that he falls asleep/

Cat or Dog Person: Dogs, especially Pomeranians

Favorite Fictional Characters : Jake the dog from Adventure Time, 

Number of blankets I sleep with: 2, his normal blanket and his Yuuri blanket

Favorite singer/band: Elton John, Phil Collins

Dream trip: USA, so he can hang out with Leo and see all the cool sights like New York.

Dream job: Figure skating champion or Medical Doctor for athletes

When Was The Blog Created: June 27th! (Baby Blog)

Current number of followers: 36!

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The task is to answer these questions with the initial of your first name and what firstly comes in mind, then tag 10 people.  (I’m so confused whether Minami is his first name or family name so I went with Minami???)

Four letter word: Milk
Something you shout: Move out of the way! *crashes into the rink barrier*
A boy’s name: Michael
An occupation: Meteorologist
Something you wear: “My Awesomeness”
A color: Midnight Blue
A food: Mango pudding
Something you drink: Melon Soda
A place: Manila
A movie title: My Neighbor Totoro
An animal: Manatee!
A type of car: Mini Cooper
Title of a song: Minami’s Boogie!

so yeah i have seen so many follow forevers thought i would make my own

so … here we go i know i have missed some people but i dont know what their current urls are so sorry for that i still love you guys 

A

awazaar alicexz abeehabatool achachup aestheticintrovert anahumairah apakslife athenability a-pakistaniaffair allahumustan aakankshaa auntysugraan araykiayaar alookeyparathey apakslife aleena-says-hi awkwerdnerd aye-shaa ajeeb-rangaa-di allokaparatha 

B

badtameez besabaati beardgame beeeeeeeyaa broveria 

C

chupthii coolstorybhaijaan chickentikkah chickentikki claviclesandanaarr colorsofmonochrome cookiemonster321 

D

da-pakistani disneyswagyolo damselindupatta damned-perfection drunkonmangolassiayee desi-problems dil-meri-sunta-nahi dilenaadan 

E

enigmatizze eloquent-samosa en-chain 

F

freedomismywish ferya flza farwaaaaaaa fatemabidi falo0o0oda 

G

gol-gappa geekistani givemetaqwa-givemesabr gtroad 

H

hasraton hassann hijabipashtun hijababeyonce hey-s-h-o-n-a holy-m0ly halal-vegetable halwa-purri hoonsena 

I

ishaare itshalalcuzisaidbismillah imli-ki-chutney i-am-a-freebird iampaki ibtasem 

J

jhilmila 

K

ki-gandh-paya kari-shma kitab-e-ishq kkkini kshazzy khushamdeed khuwaishain koms kittenie kuchhkhaas koi-raaz-hai-gehra kabaab 

L

languageadventurer laanat lin-zy 

M

mangoachaar maza-dohta masala-fries maryoo-oom missambsays meri-zindagi-hai-tu meruuuu meekyoung myheartfullofscripture masruf-ladki main-teri-heroine 

N

nyappytotoro naraazgi nargisikofte ninjazpenguinzz naram-garam-br0wnies nakhreya 

O

of-raindrops-and-snowflakes obedientpickle orange-and-counting overthinking-kneeshoe 

P

pakistaninstagram pakichu pohroro prisoner-in-my-own-life perfectlyimperfectwarda patakhaguddii pakistaniamreekani pinkmint-lang 

Q

qalbii 

R

raaz-e-hasti risarodil r0yalmisfit ronakeller riseofthemeethaychawal rahahabia rabbrakha random-insaan rabiat ratifizierteswunschdenken rubees rusgulla 

S

smiles-scars-me sunehriullo sixpenceee smilelikeitsreal smilingtabassum sociallyawkwardlikeaboss sheliveswithoutdoubt storyofmyzindagi sanwalisaloni scholar-nina sherrylockholmes 

T

tanhayee thefaultinourpizzas taweeelashawq tarz-e-taghaful thebakistani thefrenchlaughter tobemrsb 

V

verowood verifiedpaagal 

W

whatahmesss wisdomofthemind 

Y

yussoo-panjoo 

Z

zarzoom

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9940km 4b-incunabulis 

youtube

I took a lot of sporadic, one to two minute videos throughout the con, but I took video of J2′s entire hour long panel. This is the first half that only took about eight hours to upload today 0_o. I’ll try and get the second half up in the next day or two!

(It’s a little shaky and the visual isn’t the greatest, but I think the audio is pretty good. Side note, the voice going “Come on,” when people are having a hard time asking questions is *not* me–but you may hear my dorky laugh sometimes.)

Part 2