Anonymous asked: Why do you hate Eleven?
man it’s super late but i basically boils down to
- i’m not a fan of the doctor behaving like a complete child
- not bothering to find amy’s baby
- not telling amy about being pregnant
- brainwashing humanity to murder for him
- stalking clara/not telling her he’s met her twice before
- effectively murdering oswin by leaving her to die in the explosion he enables by removing the defences and not taking her with him just because her mind is trapped in a metal tank
- murdering dozens of coma patients by exploding the spaceship without even thinking about rescuing them
- not a fan of a character who is constantly lying and who i can’t trust as a viewer
- i didn’t realise this for ages, but the way he spits out food and water onto amelia’s floor, and throws/smashes china plates- like oh my god little 7 year old amelia is going to have clear that up you asshole?
- letting river take the fall for his murder so that he can remain ‘in the shadows’, while she spends her life locked up in a cell
- phrases like ‘humany wumany’ and ‘explodey wodey’
- the constant twirling
- ’——- are cool’
- him cutting himself off from humanity and literally sulking in a cloud because his friends are happy together (and totally able to seem him again tbqh), after he failed to manipulate amy into staying with him
- talking down to people, calling them stupid (strax for example)
- sexually assaulting rory
- sexually assaulting a married queer woman and not apologising when she slaps him.
- making bonor movements with various phallic objects
- acting sexually aware one minute (wrt river, leering at clara’s bum) and then the next he’s flailing like a kid when he’s being kissed and not understanding that craig is implying sex or that amy and rory are having sex
- acting like he’s never been on earth before and not understanding human customs (somewhat limited to the craig episodes which is why i don’t like them)
- sick of stories centering on his importance to the universe
- forcing river to break her wrist and screaming at her, despite the fact that they could have just written the line about it being broken in the book, but not gone ahead with it irl
- sniggering behind clara’s back when she accuses him of thinking women can’t drive
- his reply ‘it’s a woman’ and facial expression to the monk
- forcing his friends to witness his ‘death’ and to think he’s dead for god knows how long
- when rory crashes the TARDIS because he was distracted by looking up amy’s skirt, instead of telling rory to pay more attention, he tells amy to put some trousers on
- how he’s constantly running from his darkest day, or his darkest hour and rising up higher than before and falling father than before and omg stop being so dramatic
- ‘ Ah, well, she’s been brainwashed. It all makes sense to her. Plus, she is a woman.’there’s probably more but it’s 2am
I love doctor who but have stopped watching because of all of this. The series has really sucked since the 11th.
suddin asked: Hi, I really loved the cape you made for your raven cosplay. I was wondering, what material did you use for the cloak? and how many yards of fabric did you need to get to make it?
Thank you! I used Gabardine for the outerlayer, I think it works pretty well for the weight and drape of it, however I don’t like the lining material I used for it, I’m probably going to have to order some shiny lining for it. I used broadcloth because i couldn’t find anything else with a similar color, but it altered the way the thing draped in ways I don’t like.
I used probably about 4 1/2 yard of fabric after I modified the cape pattern I was using.
flowerrwolf asked: Hi! I saw your tutorials for the Raven cosplay and I thought they were really helpful! (I'm planning on being Raven for a convention in March) How are you making the shoes though?? Buying some or are you making a shoe cover? I'm thinking of making a show cover but I don't know. I'm kinda nervous 'cause I've never made a cosplay before so I just want this to turn out right! > o <
I am actually working on the shoes right now! I like making “shoe covers” myself so that my shoes match my costume and are not missing any detail. I say that in quotation marks because I don’t so much make covers for the shoe, it is more that I rip off everything that is not the sole or the really hard plastic stuff on the heal and the toe of the shoe and then I rebuild around that.
I have a post when I was making the shoes for my Kyoko cosplay here: http://emileighsartcorner.tumblr.com/post/51098404330/the-making-of-kyoko-from-puella-magi-madoka-magica
However, I’ve been asked a lot how I’ve made my shoes so if it would help you, I could just make a tutorial out of my raven shoes.
Anonymous asked: Hello! (On your Raven cosplay) How did you attach the wire mesh onto the wig? I'd like to try making a widow's peak to go onto my homestuck wig. (Also, I am INSANELY jealous of how well your wig turned out - beautiful color, perfect widow's peak - you did an amazing job on it!)
I didn’t attach mesh in it at all, And the mesh is actually a really finely woven tulle(as in the fabric), not wire at all! Although… theoretically you could sew some tulle into the front of a wig and then ventilate the hair around it to create your own lace front wig…. That’s not a half bad idea for a lace front wig on a budget actually…
But, to answer your question better, I purchased this wig ( http://arda-wigs.com/products/the-dude ) from Arda Wigs, which is a lace front wig, meaning it has the lace/ mesh already sewn and seamlessly ventilated into the wig. I got the silver version of the wig and silver extensions as well so I had long enough wig fiber to use to create the widow’s peak with. I then taught myself how to ventilate (or hand tie 2-3 strands of hair at a time to the mesh) a wig with the help of this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRbP7omAs-s&feature=c4-overview&list=UU2GHrm3pUEi8iWAe41UWRzA
Just be warned that making a wig like this is an extremely labor intensive project. It took me around 40 hours doing nothing but tying individual strands of hair to the mesh to build up a big enough area for the widow’s peak.
Also I wanted to add, there is another really cool tutorial that you might consider using instead of trying to add mesh onto a wig, especially if you already have the wig you want to use. Here’s a link to that! http://arda-wigs.com/blogs/tutorials/7957817-easy-glued-hairlines
amethyst-snowflake asked: Okay. Wow you have no idea how great your help is right now lol because I have no experience crafting with Resin. Thank you so much for giving me the time of day!
It is no problem! I’m glad I could help! <3
amethyst-snowflake asked: So for the dyes and mold releases, they say that they are like 1oz/2oz bottles like you said. Are there ratio instructions on the box of anything? Because I'm curious how much dye to buy
The ratios for catalyst are on the bottle of resin itself. You don’t need a lot. For a small plastic cup half full of resin I put about 8 drops of catalyst in and about 5 drops of dye(for a super dark red). The stuff goes a long way. How long the dye lasts really depends on how dark or light you want the color. I’m not even halfway done with my tiny tiny bottle of red dye and I’ve done about 6 castings and about 30ish gems, all dyed red.
When you do get some dye, make sure you seal it up well in a separate plastic bag. It will leak and get EVERYWHERE unless you do this.
You go through mold release a little bit quicker just because you should spray the molds well before using them, but a tiny bottle of it should work just fine. You shouldn’t use enough of it to go through the entire bottle.
amethyst-snowflake asked: So what brand of resin did you use? I am looking at "Castin'Craft Easy Cast" and someone told me that the catalyst was included in the kit but I don't see any indications of that anywhere. But sidenote, I had a hard time finding resin in stores, let alone catalysts and resin dye. ISo 'm guessing that most of my stuff is going to have to come from amazon.
I have used both Castin’ Craft Easy Craft and Tap Clear-lite. Only the first one I got from Micheals, the other one I got from Tap Plastics online. I live in a smallish town and the first one was all they carried. In both cases though I had to buy the catalyst separately. There wasn’t a kit that supplied everything I needed. Chances are that if your Micheals carries resin at all they will also sell the catalyst and dye for it. The catalyst and dyes are in super small bottles(I’d approximate about 2 oz?), so it might have been easy to miss.
They were both pretty much the same to use. I got a bit better results from the tap plastics resin and they definitely have better dye.If you’re already settled on buying it online you should at least look at TAP plastics first. Here’s a link to where it’s sold. http://www.tapplastics.com/product/mold_making_materials/casting_products
amethyst-snowflake asked: Well I have molds. But I have never worked with resin before. I just know that I need to dye it red because most of them dry clear. I was actually at Micheal's yesterday, so I'll ask them to direct me towards some resin. But yeah, I don't know much of anything about the other things you mentioned (catalyst, mold release). I'm trying to do her for Katsucon and I'm very much a novice cosplayer. So your help would make me all warm inside!
Resin is a little tricky initially, especially when your trying to dye it red, but once you make a few castings you’ll get the hang of it. It’s best to do it in a warm and very dry environment.Resin is very hydro phobic and even the tiniest drop of water can ruin a batch. Too much humidity can cause the resin to stay tacky for weeks.
The catalyst is what makes the resin harden up, without it it would just stay as fowl smelling goop forever. It is always sold separately from the resin itself so make sure that when you buy your resin, you buy the catalyst too! It’s also a good idea to get the dyes that are especially made for resin so you don’t have any issues with cureing. The mold release is to help the resin come out of your molds. it’s not necessary for flexible silicone molds, but it helps a ton with plastic ones. Without it, thinner plastic molds might break.
It will tell you on the resin can how much catalyst to put in, however I often put in a little more than what it says just because if you don’t put in enough it will remain tacky forever. the only downside of putting too much of it in is that the resin becomes more brittle. With the dye, putting a lot in can slow down the curing times.
One more thing to know is that smaller castings will take longer to cure than larger ones. One of my biggest gems that was about 3 inches in diameter and 2 in depth took 30 minutes to cure while one that was an inch in diameter and 1/4th of an inch in depth took 2 days. Both of those were cast from the same batch of resin.
For red dyed gems, I’ve found that the fresher the resin the better the color will come out. for some reason older resin can distort or even completely evaporate the color out of it. So, unless you have a lot of things to cast, don’t bother getting a big jug of it. I’d say that an optimal time to use it in is within a month or two, max. From what i’ve read it doesn’t seem to have that issue as much with blues and greens but I’ve never tested it out.