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Priority #3 (thanks for answering by the way! sorry to hear there was something going on! i hope it's alright now!) I'm super confused on how to do Tracer's leggings? I'm kind of thinking about dying the tights? But I'm still nervous about going about it rip. Do you have any suggestions?

Hi @wikianswers,

I’ve gradient dyed leggings similar to Tracer’s before. I’d look into some cotton leggings or stirrup pants for the base.

There are 2 methods for gradient dyeing that I like: slow immersion and separate dye baths.

There are lots of tutorials  online regarding how to to dye like this, I’ll try to break it down as best as I can. With slow immersion you start with the leggings in the lightest color you want them. In your case bright yellow. You make sure the the area that you don’t want dyed is carefully covered. I like to seal off that area with a plastic bag and tape. The you slowly dip the  the leggings into the dye bath. Dunk the area that needs to be lightly orange in a few times and the keep the area that needs to be bright orange submerged the longest.

Or you could set up different dye baths with varying amounts of orange dye in it and submerge the leggings up to a certain point with. Example: pot one has only a few drops of orange dye in it. You would submerge the legging up to mid-thigh, pot 2 has a few more drops of dye and you would submerge up to the knee etc.

With how bright tracers leggings are I’d recommend looking into Acid dye.  You can get this from Dharma Trading company.

You will need to a complementary brown stretch fabric (I recommend 4 way stretch) for the panel on the side. I might try looking at spandexworld.com (fair warning, they aren’t the cheapest but if you need weird stretch fabrics they are a great resource) for fabrics that might work. You might be able to find another pair of leggings in brown too for cheap to use as parts. Save the yellow and orange fabric you cut away for the brown panel for the loops  to create the lacing. Perhaps try elastic cording for the laces?

I hope some of that helps!

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The following treaties are generally considered in effect for the entire world, and cover even those countries which have not signed or ratified them:

  • The Hague Conventions of 1899 or 1907
  • Chemical Weapon Convention
  • several of the Geneva Conventions
  • Biological Weapon Convention
  • The Geneva Protocol
  • The Convention on Certain Weapons


There are several categories of weapons which are forbidden from use (note, that none of these treaties name specific weapons, only categories).

  1. Poisoned weapons
  2. Weapons which cause excessive pain or superfluous injury ( the modern definition here is those weapons which cause more injury than minimally required to incapacitate)
  3. Any weapon employed on or by a vessel, vehicle, or individual carrying the Red Cross or Red Crescent mark. (The Red Cross/Crescent is a universally protected sign, and no weapon may be used for any purpose either by something carrying that sign, or against one marked with the sign).
  4. Use of gases which cause asphyxiation or severe injury
  5. Bullets which cause excessive injury, especially those of an explosive or expanding nature (hollow-points).
  6. Any biological or chemical weapon
  7. Laser weapons intended to blind
  8. Weapons which produce fragments not detectable by X-rays
  9. Land mines which do no automatically self-destruct after a limited time period, or which are constructed of materials not detectable by normal methods (e.g. plastics)



Certain weapons which might be perceived to be covered under the above generalization are not usually considered banned, or are restricted according to their use.

Examples:

  • Tear gas and similar gases which produce mild and temporary effects are generally not considered a Chemical weapon.
  • Incendiary weapons (napalm, flamethrowers, thermite, white phosphorous, etc.) are not banned, but are banned in their use on or near civilians.
  • Genetic weapons (those tailored to affect only certain peoples of a specific genetic makeup) are considered to be banned, though inferentially, under the Biological Weapons Convention.
  • Use of weapons such as those made from Depleted Uranium which have a possible localized toxic side effect are permitted.



In addition, the Ottawa Treaty (Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction) bans all land mines. This will cover most of the world, though there are several major non-signatories.


The new Convention on Cluster Munitions will take affect in 2010, and ban all cluster bombs and similar weapons which do not meet very strict requirements of size, ability to be detected, and other limits. This treaty currently has a limited number of signatories, though it is expected to grow slowly.

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Because of Cheerleading, nagkapunit yung ligament ko sa binti, that’s why pilay ako ngayon. Almost 3 weeks na sya pero sobrang ganda na ng improvement kasi nakakapaglakad na ako ng matino, hindi nga lanag nakakatakbo. Hoping na sana gumaling sya before pasukan para makatraining na ulit ako. :)

Torn Ligament

There is usually a cracking or a snapping sound when a ligament is torn. Symptoms include bruising, swelling as well as pain with pressure of the joint. There is only limited movement of the joint, if it can be moved at all. A dent can be seen where the ligament has been torn.

Keep the injured ligament elevated, cool it with ice and make sure to rest it for a few weeks. Compression dressings, bandages or splints are used to help rest the injured ligament. If you have a torn ligament, it can take between 8 to 12 weeks before returning to normal physical activities. If bones have been damaged or the joint is very unstable then an operation may be necessary. Go to the doctor!

Ayan, sana gumaling na ako ASAP :)