Clever Musings

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prettynpanic:

4licia:

Why did one basketball team literally dominate over their entire school

ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT SCHOOLS AREN’T ACTUALLY LIKE THAT IN AMERICA?

Well, I think this really depends on the school. Here in Texas, Football is almost a religion in itself, so in small towns or in high schools that have a winning team, the football team can easily take over a school.

Okay, I would like to mention that I haven’t actually seen all of High school musicals, but sometimes here in Texas anyways people who attend a particular high school are often called and associated with whatever the school mascot is. My high school, Seven Lakes, mascot was the Spartans, so anyone that attended the school was called a Spartan. In my community, if I said I was a Spartan, they know exactly what high school I attended. And, yes I have heard EVERY corny joke from the 300 movie because of our mascot.

(Source: obriens, via lana-del-ayy)

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chantellecosplays:

I finished the base of my belt this afternoon. One step closer to being an Assassin! It’s probably not as tall as I’d like it.. When I measured it out I thought it was waaaaaay tall. But in actual fact.. it’s not really! Oh well. I’m hoping when I figure out however I’m going to do the emblem it’ll look alright. If it doesn’t, I’m thinking I might wrap some red satin underneath it. Just for a little more bulk. But that’s worse case.

It’s fastened with velcro round the back where as the pattern called for a corset. As much as I think the corset would be really, really cool, I didn’t want too much hanging off me. I already have the two loose “ribbons” hanging off and I didn’t want to look like I was playing tag rugby!

I’m not really sure what the plan for making the emblem is. Cardboard and tin foil? Worbla? Clay? Going to do a lot of Googling and come up with an action plan. I think Worbla would be AWESOME to use (it feels like a cosplay initiation) and it’d work for both the belt and arm guard. But it’s expensive!! And I’ve never used it before. So we’ll see.

Now I need to measure out how much fabric my tunic calls for. I’ve decided I’m going to use a nice white shiny satin which is only a few pounds per metre. I’m hoping it won’t be too garish, but I think it’ll look all nice and feminine. Plus my local fabric store doesn’t have a huge selection and I daren’t risk buying any over the internet!

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halloweencrafts:

DIY Medieval Dresses from Medieval Wedding Dresses. The above photos are of the "bliaut", which “is a rich, full overgown made of fine silk, laced tight down the sides of the body, with long, hanging sleeves.” The navigation on this site isn’t great and if you click on a link within a post it may show up as a 404 error. If you stick to the sidebar you are fine and the links work. The dresses on this site are:
Baid Kirtle and Gown. “The kirtle, the basic medieval dress, is cut in rectangles, and has long straight sleeves. It’s often worn with a fancier overtunic.”
Bliaut. "The bliaut is a rich, full overgown made of fine silk, laced tight down the sides of the body, with long, hanging sleeves."
Cotehardie. “The cotehardie is another figure-hugging gown, this time with tight sleeves and a buttoned or laced front.”
Houppelande. “The houpplelande is a later gown, long and full and worn belted above the waist. “
Sideless surcoat. “The sideless surcoat is cut away at the sides to reveal a tighly-fitted undergown, and often shows heraldic colours.”
Underwear. “A simple linen shift for women and a shirt for men.”

halloweencrafts:

DIY Medieval Dresses from Medieval Wedding Dresses. The above photos are of the "bliaut", which “is a rich, full overgown made of fine silk, laced tight down the sides of the body, with long, hanging sleeves.” The navigation on this site isn’t great and if you click on a link within a post it may show up as a 404 error. If you stick to the sidebar you are fine and the links work. The dresses on this site are:

  • Baid Kirtle and Gown. “The kirtle, the basic medieval dress, is cut in rectangles, and has long straight sleeves. It’s often worn with a fancier overtunic.”
  • Bliaut. "The bliaut is a rich, full overgown made of fine silk, laced tight down the sides of the body, with long, hanging sleeves."
  • Cotehardie. “The cotehardie is another figure-hugging gown, this time with tight sleeves and a buttoned or laced front.”
  • Houppelande. “The houpplelande is a later gown, long and full and worn belted above the waist. “
  • Sideless surcoat. “The sideless surcoat is cut away at the sides to reveal a tighly-fitted undergown, and often shows heraldic colours.”
  • Underwear. “A simple linen shift for women and a shirt for men.”

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When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambition and Trembling Hearts, Clementine von Radics (via clementinevonradics)

(via philosophy-in-blue)

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doxiequeen1:

Video number two in my Fall Flower Fairy series! I kind of forgot to record certain things so it’s way less interesting than the first one but oh well.

I also have a blog post with more information and heaps of photos on the process, it can be read here

The video and write up on the matching headpiece should be up tomorrow.

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armoreddragon:

This is definitely the shortest dragon tail I’ve made. The commissioner requested that it be only 16 inches long, so it wouldn’t quite reach down to knee height. They asked for a mix of purple and blue, and I put together a pattern for them, which they liked.

Photographing the purple scales is always troublesome. The fact that it’s approaching twilight and the light is very blue doesn’t help.

As usual, it’s made of anodized aluminum scales linked together with stainless steel rings. I included the pattern, in case people were curious. (Though I ended up slightly expanding the top after finishing it according to the pattern and finding that I had mis-calculated the length a bit.)