Q
If you don't mind my asking, I mean the picture of the wig you had, where did you get it? I been looking everywhere for a Hobbit wig to go with my dress, and I an barely find a thing!
Anonymous
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Hi Anon! I assume you are refering to my wig for Rosie Cotton? This was the wig I got: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Long-Curly-Wavy-Black-Brown-Blond-Auburn-White-Gray-Wig-/290446311666?pt=US_CSA_MWA_Wigs_Extensions&var=590002483395&hash=item439ff300f2

I did have to make it a tiiiiiny bit curlier for my liking, so all I did was roll 1-2” sections in foam rollers, and once I finished rolling the whole wig, I would heat each curl for 50 seconds. Then I let all the rollers cool completely. When you remove them, the curl has been set in the fiber and the fiber still looks pretty and shiny. ^^ Hope this helps!


I log in for the first time in ages and Sebastian Stan is at the top of my dash. Yes. Good.

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yes-i-am-a-potato:

pointeblanck:

sebastianthegirl:

That’s so cute I want to cry

Think big, tiny dreamer.

you can do it.

yes-i-am-a-potato:

pointeblanck:

sebastianthegirl:

That’s so cute I want to cry

Think big, tiny dreamer.

you can do it.

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subitoallegra:

kaelio:

This dude in smalltown Alabama is trying to fund a little help for his hotdog stand via Kickstarter. The request is very modest and the goal very achievable. The dude’s done his homework. Sure, the photos aren’t stellar and there’s no slick, modern graphic interface. It’s just a guy trying to do right by his family and his community. I put forward a little to help a guy out on his dream. If you can chip in even a dollar, I think that’d be super keen. I don’t normally blog this kind of stuff, but heck, it feels nice sometimes to be a bleeding heart!
Also, the main restaurant in town is otherwise Subway, notorious evil food franchise. Booooo.
And a comment from its discussion elsewhere:

The hotdogs are hilarious, but I genuinely hate it when people get flak for “trying too hard.” We badly need more people who try too hard. It’s the most foolish insult to say, “I dislike you because I dislike effort.” We are a generation of people who were told their entire lives by nurturing, caring, hippie parents they we are all geniuses. Every boy a wonderboy. Every child above average. But rare is a parent who doesn’t care about test scores and IQs, but instead praises their kid only for trying and failing. Effort, man. Effort. That matters so much more than innate intelligence, than knowledge, than wit. You should try to do new things even when (hell, especially when) you think you will fail. This man is trying hard, with all his might, for an aspiration that isn’t even lofty. It’s humble man wanting for a reachable goal involving the most meager of foods in the tiniest of towns in the poorest of states.Yeah, I’ll be damned if I’m going to dislike a guy for trying too hard. It’s apparent that he has turned to crowdfunding only because he has already put every spare dollar he owns into this business. I might not believe in the superior deliciousness of Doobie’s hotdogs, but I want to believe in them. And I would eat one.


The reason why I love this project is the same reason why I like lending to projects on Kiva (which is microlending rather than donations, of course). I love having the opportunity to help people reach goals like this—like starting or growing a business—that can ultimately change their lives. Helping someone to make a crazy, one-of-a-kind product is really great, but when you have a guy go: “Hey, I’d really love money towards opening up my own restaurant,” or “I’m looking to buy more materials and tools for my tailoring business so I can do more and get more customers,” …it’s like investing in someone’s dream and helping to ensure their livelihood for a small donation or returnable investment.
I’m rambling, but the point is, this guy wants to open up his very own hot dog stand and is trying really hard to make it amazing, and he needs some help. He wants to do it to support his family and teach his kids how to run a business and make food that he believes is amazing, and honestly, that’s really heartwarming. Spread the word!

subitoallegra:

kaelio:

This dude in smalltown Alabama is trying to fund a little help for his hotdog stand via Kickstarter. The request is very modest and the goal very achievable. The dude’s done his homework. Sure, the photos aren’t stellar and there’s no slick, modern graphic interface. It’s just a guy trying to do right by his family and his community. I put forward a little to help a guy out on his dream. If you can chip in even a dollar, I think that’d be super keen. I don’t normally blog this kind of stuff, but heck, it feels nice sometimes to be a bleeding heart!

Also, the main restaurant in town is otherwise Subway, notorious evil food franchise. Booooo.

And a comment from its discussion elsewhere:

The hotdogs are hilarious, but I genuinely hate it when people get flak for “trying too hard.” We badly need more people who try too hard. It’s the most foolish insult to say, “I dislike you because I dislike effort.” We are a generation of people who were told their entire lives by nurturing, caring, hippie parents they we are all geniuses. Every boy a wonderboy. Every child above average. But rare is a parent who doesn’t care about test scores and IQs, but instead praises their kid only for trying and failing. Effort, man. Effort. That matters so much more than innate intelligence, than knowledge, than wit. You should try to do new things even when (hell, especially when) you think you will fail. This man is trying hard, with all his might, for an aspiration that isn’t even lofty. It’s humble man wanting for a reachable goal involving the most meager of foods in the tiniest of towns in the poorest of states.

Yeah, I’ll be damned if I’m going to dislike a guy for trying too hard. It’s apparent that he has turned to crowdfunding only because he has already put every spare dollar he owns into this business. I might not believe in the superior deliciousness of Doobie’s hotdogs, but I want to believe in them. And I would eat one.

The reason why I love this project is the same reason why I like lending to projects on Kiva (which is microlending rather than donations, of course). I love having the opportunity to help people reach goals like this—like starting or growing a business—that can ultimately change their lives. Helping someone to make a crazy, one-of-a-kind product is really great, but when you have a guy go: “Hey, I’d really love money towards opening up my own restaurant,” or “I’m looking to buy more materials and tools for my tailoring business so I can do more and get more customers,” …it’s like investing in someone’s dream and helping to ensure their livelihood for a small donation or returnable investment.

I’m rambling, but the point is, this guy wants to open up his very own hot dog stand and is trying really hard to make it amazing, and he needs some help. He wants to do it to support his family and teach his kids how to run a business and make food that he believes is amazing, and honestly, that’s really heartwarming. Spread the word!

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dieluftmensch:

c3l3s:

what the actual fuck

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mrbob0822:

'Alistair Bakes a Found Cake'

Music: ‘Bosshannover’ - Mo’ Horizons

Foremost, I apologize for what I believe is a terrible accent.  I’ve got nothin’ on Steve Valentine’s spectacular performance in Dragon Age, and tend to speak more like Oghren in real life than Alistair.

Now that that is out of the way, I was linked to this recipe for the Found Cake in Dragon Age some time ago as a part of this Twitter conversation…

So I finally slapped on my Alistair armor and my girlfriend was kind enough to help me film the thing.

My cake preference leans heavily towards dense, rich, super moist, dark chocolate cakes.  This cake was very much the opposite of those things.  That being said however, it was surprisingly tasty.  I do plan to make a “Tainted” version of this recipe in order to fulfill those preferences of mine, which will probably turn the cake into more of a Devil’s Food Cake.

As far as the recipe goes, I took several liberties(mainly with the ingredients), which you can see by comparing this video to the recipe in the link at the top.  Also, a quick shoutout to Gourmet Gaming on Tumblr for creating the recipe itself, as well as to the fine ladies and gentlemen at BioWare.  If it weren’t for all of you, this wouldn’t even be possible.

Happy cooking!


elenilote:

scrappedsweater:

finished this a lot earlier than i thought i would! Femshep reading Grunt a bedtime story done as a commission for a friend. (and that actually frees up my commission slots completely! more on that later tho)
This was way too much fun to do!!!

Awwwhhhh

elenilote:

scrappedsweater:

finished this a lot earlier than i thought i would! Femshep reading Grunt a bedtime story done as a commission for a friend. (and that actually frees up my commission slots completely! more on that later tho)

This was way too much fun to do!!!

Awwwhhhh

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smokeporch:

All the single ladies

smokeporch:

All the single ladies

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On What Cosplayers Mean To Me

dgaider:

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I’m sure some people think cosplayers are a strange bunch. I mean, people who go to conventions dressed up in costume… for what? For the attention, so they can be gawked at and have pictures taken of them? So people can ooh and ahh at how pretty the girls look, and how badass the guys look? I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who sneer at these folks and dismiss them as freaks.

Thing is, considering the amount of dedication that’s required to make some of these costumes (never mind the effort required to haul them halfway across the country, or to roam around all day in the heat inside them), it seems like attention alone would be pretty poor payback. Unless one is really inclined to believe that their ogling eyes make life itself worthwhile, there surely must be something else.

My friend Natalie wrote an excellent article for Nerd Appropriate (“PAX Prime 2013: Cosplay Coming Out”) about what it means to be a cosplayer, to be part of this community and to celebrate the things you love in a very demonstrable way. Makes sense to me.

But what does cosplaying mean to someone who helped build these characters they’re cosplaying as, and who helped build the worlds they’re celebrating?

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Thank you, Dave. Thank you so much for coming back to see us in Atlanta, it was exhilarating for everyone to have you and Aidan there. I know you must miss PAX, but I really REALLY hope that BioWare continues to have a presence at Dragon, even if it can’t always be the same folks attending.

And a huge shoutout to Evil Chris and Fernando Melo for being instrumental to Dragon Age @ Dragon Con right out of the gate in 2011, getting us permission to use the logo on our parade banner, overnighting us swag since they couldn’t send anyone as a con-guest that year. What began as one tiny thread on cosplay.com searching for other people doing DA costumes at Dragon has in only 2 years become a FB group with over 100 members from all over the world, and all of them the most genuine, friendly, talented people you would ever want to meet. We really bond marching in that Atlanta summer heat let me tell you. ;)

So, yeah, basically, you keep creating and we’ll keep sewing/hot-gluing/worbla-ing… and if you manage to smuggle us some 360-view character sheets from Inquisition, I swear we won’t tell a soul!