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Planet Comicon: John Barrowman

Mr. Barrowman was quite fetching last weekend wearing an adorable tardis dress and legging ensemble from doctorwhostore.com…

This man is a gift.

An outrageously funny, priceless, almost completely nsfw gift to our fandom, and to all of humanity.

Someone asked him, “What is your creepiest fan encounter?”  Of course, it’s tricky for the celebs to answer that kind of question without alienating fans.  But his response was a treasure, because it sounded very sincere and was in keeping with John’s own uniqueness, I think!  He said:

“You say that like it’s awful.  I don’t think they’re creepy, okay?  I think they’re unique.  Because I love that in our family [here he gestured out at the crowd], in our world, we allow each other to do and say and be things that we will never really do or say or be outside.  And it’s building up the confidence that one day we will be able to, right?  So when someone comes up with a rather unique gift or a unique idea, I love it!”

I believe this may have been (though it could’ve been earlier - can’t remember) when he launched into the story of being given a gift (I think by someone he knew in some way) involving a re-inventing of the publicity photo of Jack riding a bomb (circa The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, which would be appropriate).  Apparently, instead of the bomb, he was riding, as he put it, a ….“marital aid.”

Wow.

On a related nsfw-ish note (which really a lot of the panel involved, heh): There were sign language interpreters there, and he thought the sign for, ahem… “hung like a donkey” was so amusing he just threw it in randomly throughout.  It did involve a rather distinctive gesture. ;)

At some point, after he’d said something else a bit nsfw, he turned around and said “Good luck explaining that to your five year old on the way home!”  Really, they scheduled his panel at noon.  Did they know him??!?  Heh.

And yep, this was the panel where the stage had a large issue.  I have no clue why it happened.  The press said the stage collapsed, but that’s not true.  as you can see from the photo below.  The stage was fine, but it’s set came down.  It was like watching really large slow-motion dominos.  I was so glad John wasn’t sitting in the chair provided for him, or it would’ve hit him!!!  As it was, no one was seriously hurt, though one person did hurt their hand(s?) (I don’t know how badly, but I don’t think it was serious).

Immediately after the thing fell, he hopped off the stage and told the volunteers to get away from it because it was “above your pay grade.”  He was really awesome about the whole thing.

He continued the rest of his hour, then afterwards they rescheduled Summer Glau’s panel, and Catherine Tate’s was a half hour late.  It was all handled pretty well.

And again, John Barrowman = Gift To Us All.

anonymous asked:

This may be a bit of a strange request, but could you please post pictures of all the rings you wear on a regular basis, with where you got them from? I'm looking for some unique, goth gift ideas for my girlfriends birthday.

The only ring missing from these photos is the giant moonstone that I got while we were in the UK in October.

The majority of my rings came from Crazy Pig Designs in London. In the first photo, they made the Jack Skellington and giant bio-mechanical claw ring; in the second photo, the bird skull and the linked bones ring that’s on my pinky.

The ring with the skull and ruby is my engagement ring, and it was custom-designed for us.

The garnet coffin is from Mordaunte’s Coffin Gems.

There are a host of wonderful jewelry designers out there making gorgeous dark jewelry. The folks I particularly covet things from, in no particular order:

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Just working on some really awesome crystal cluster styles! Both paintings are available in my shop

They are 4x6″ Postcard size, and I will be taking custom coloured requests! 

Is This What Regular People Do? - Rafe x Reader

(Bonus fic for this week! Holidays inspire me, haha.)

Description: After Rafe’s parents pass away, you take him along with you to do some Black Friday shopping. However, he has never gone before and the entire thing turns out to be somewhat of a disaster…

Warnings: Mild language and violence.

Word count: 3,018 total - one shot

Read at AO3 here or below:

               “This is repellent.”

               You look over your shoulder. Rafe is holding up a t-shirt by the tips of his fingers as if the very fabric is going to burn him. The t-shirt itself is a faded brown colour with a cartoon octopus on it.

               “Why is an octopus on it?” He demands to know, as if you have designed the shirt yourself.

               “It’s just cute, Rafe.”

               He shakes his head impatiently, “No, it’s hideous. That’s why it’s on sale.”

               “Everything is on sale. It’s Black Friday.” You remind him.

               He scowls and turns away to another rack of clothes. This is Rafe’s first time dealing with Black Friday and it has been going about as well as you expected – terribly. You go every year. After you moved away from your family, it made sense to spend the day scoping out the best deals. There was no one to spend Thanksgiving with, after all, so you might as well buy some great stuff to mail to everyone.

               This is your third year. You have a schedule you usually follow once you get to the mall. By the end of the day, you are exhausted but content with your purchases.

               All of that, however, has changed this year.

Keep reading

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Cacoon Hanging Tent

With Cacoon hanging tent, your inner child can play hide and seek all day and wherever they like best, because this unique hanging tent can be used outdoors and indoors alike.

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for: the winter lover | 12.6.16

mountain rings by cliveroddy

these beautiful rings make me think of my sister-in-law kaia who lives in the snowy mountains of colorado. miss you, KP! gift a set of wooden stackers to your favorite mountain lady or winter lover this christmas.

Magnetic putty time lapse as it absorbs a rare-earth magnet. Taken over 1.5 hours at 3fps.

Hooop Oley :)

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