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”It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I’ve got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don’t think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I’m really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F—-, I still know I’ve got a ton to learn. It’s all a learning experience. I’m going to school every day.” [x]

(Source: starlorrd)

epic-fantasy:

Some things I have learned from cosplay:

You do not need to lose weight to have a good cosplay.

You do not need to change yourself or your body to please others.

Helpful criticism is OK. Bullying is not. Ever.

We all have bad wig days. And that is alright.

Being comfortable and confident on the inside makes you more comfortable on the outside, no matter what you’re wearing.

Do not be afraid if you look nothing like your character. You bring that character to life just by being yourself.

Every detail does not need to be exact unless you want it to be.

Cosplay can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it.

The only thing that matters in the end is that you are having fun doing what you love.

And one more thing:

Cosplay is for EVERYONE!

~Misa on Wheels

Not all men!

Yes but enough men that every girl is terrified of smiling to that guy on the bus or talking with the boy in the coffee shop. Every girl has been walking late at night at one point and been afraid of who might be following her. Every girl has referred to someone as a “creep” and every girl has refused a drink from someone she doesn’t know.

Not all men.

But enough men that all women are now afraid of most men.
It’s gotten so bad that we have to be afraid of even telling you we are afraid. We can’t ask that you please stop talking to us. Because if we do we run the risk of being labeled a “stuck up bitch” and blamed for murders and rapes in which we are the victims.

So we speak to you with body language that we hope you’ll understand. We cross our legs and look out the window and wear giant headphones that are giant signs that subtly read “DON’T TALK TO ME!” But you insist on ignoring those signs because you have it in your head that our body language doesn’t mean anything. That our bodies aren’t our bodies.

Not all men.

You can start fucking saying that when all women can stop being afraid. But that’s not gonna happen if every man a women opens up to about this issue dismisses her by saying “Not all men.”

an unofficial letter to the skeezball at work all men.

(via thehansoloist)

nakedsasquatch:

lanawhatever:

nakedsasquatch it’s ya man

Okay but seriously folks - as often as I joke about this movie stirs my loins and as weirdly popular as this text post got a while back, I wanna rap with you all about why the George of the Jungle remake is a pretty important piece of cinema.

It’s literally the only movie I can think of that is based completely around the unheard of “FEMALE gaze.” Granted, while I’m a huge movie buff I’ve not seen every movie ever made. But even so, even if there’s another example of the “female gaze” in cinema that has escaped me it’s still damn impressive that a kids movie from 1997 based on a Jay Ward cartoon from the 60’s managed to turn gender representation in media on it’s fucking ass!

First things first, let’s look at our leading lady and love interest - Ursula, played by Leslie Mann.image

Let me just say that while Leslie Mann is adorable and a talented actress, she does look a little less conventional and a little more plain compared to the bombshells that Hollywood likes to churn out. Leslie, in comparison, looks much more like a real women you’d meet on the street. She dresses pretty conservatively and plain throughout the film ; Wearing outfits that are more functional than fashionable for trekking through the jungle, pulling her hair back and so forth. Not that if she was dolled up and more scantily clad it would give her character any less integrity, but can we appreciate how RARE that is in the male dominated industry of film? Just think about all the roads a film about a woman in the jungle COULD have taken but didn’t - no scenes with her clothes strategically ripped or anything! You can say this is a kids movie, intended for children and that’s why the sensuality of the female lead is so downplayed but there are PLENTY of kids movies that handle women in a very objectifying and sexualized manner despite the target audience is pre-pubescent. Like, a disgusting amount. So I don’t think “it’s a kids movie” is why the film doesn’t take ANY, let alone EVERY, opportunity to showcase the main female character’s sex appeal…

…especially considering the sex appeal of the film rests squarely on the well defined shoulders of our male lead, George of the Jungle played by Brendan Fraser in the best god damn shape of his life!

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*Homer Simpson Drooling Noises*

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Whenever members of the reddit community try to compare the sexualization of women in fiction to the design of characters such as Batman and Superman, I always want to just sit them down and show them this movie. Because THIS is what the female sexual fantasy looks like, and Batman and Superman are male power-fantasies. Look at him - his big blue eyes, his soft hair, his lean, chiseled physique built for dexterity rather than power. He’s wild and free, but gentle. It’s like he fell right out of that steamy romance novel your mom tried to hide from you growing up.

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Hell, the whole plot seems to be designed around how damn hot he is! First, for the majority of the film, he wears only a small strip of cloth to cover the dick balls and ass. Everything else is FAIR GAME to drool over for 40 minutes. Then, after he meets Ursula she takes him with her to San Francisco just so we can enjoy him in a well-tailored suit (as seen in the gif set), running around in an open and billowy shirt along side horses while Ursula and all of her friends literally crowd around and make sexual comments about him, and my personal favorite, ditch the loincloth entirely and have him walk around naked while covering his man-bits with various objects while one of Ursula’s very lucky friends oogles him and makes a joke along the lines of “So THAT’S why they call him the ‘KING of the Jungle’…”

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And yes, it’s also a very cute and funny little movie. Out of all the movies based on Jay Ward cartoons, it was the most faithful to the fast-paced humor and wit of the original source material (yes even the new Peabody and Sherman movie which honestly I thought was too cutesy-poo.) But that’s not why this movie is popular with the gay community or why we all became women in 1997. It’s just really cool that there’s a film out there where the sensuality of the female form takes a back seat for the oiled up, chiseled, physique of Brendan Fraser (in his prime that is)image

(Source: owenhartofficial)

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Anonymous asked:

OMG your ombré dye is so seamless! How did you get it like that? Everytime I try it I get those nasty lines in the die and it ends up looking more like stripes :(

blackbanshee:

thank you so much! yah i really wanted the ombre effect to be as smooth as possible. its a long process but heres what i did

  • i made a regular batch of RIT dye
  • get a 2 empty pots or bowls and a ladle
  • i put about two scoops from the solid dye batch in one bucket and added some water. this will be your light dye
  • the second bucket i put about 4 scoops from the solid dye batch and added some water. this will be your medium dye
  • use a test strip if your fabric and dry off. this is important because it will let you know how much of a gradient you will get. if the color is too dark add more water. if a color is too light add more liquid from the solid dye bowl.
  • once you do that DO NOT WET YOUR FABRIC BEFORE YOU DYE. i know it says so on the package BUT if the fabric is dry it will give the dye a chance to creep up the fabric and it’ll look a lore more seamless
  • start with the most watered down dye and just bob the fabric up and down for about 15 minutes.
  • repeat this process for the medium and the solid dyes
  • when you are finished with all 3 layers do not dump out your dye.
  • rinse your fabric till the water runs clear.
  • depending on where this fabric is you have the option of washing it in a washer machine like what the packet will say. if you choose to do this keep in mind that some of the color will wash out so you may have to repeat the dying process to keep the vibrancy of the color.
  • once youve rinsed or machine washed your fabric put it in the dryer
  • once your piece is 100% dry you will be able to tell what the colors really looks like and decide if you need to dye your fabric once more. 

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hope this helps you out!

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