I drew this last year, but I thought I’d post it again since everyone is getting into the Halloween groove.
It’s October, guys!
Homestuck cosplayers, I have discovered something wonderful. Move over, Snazaroo and Ben Nye—there’s a new grey in town, and I have fallen in love instantly.
It’s called Mehron CreamBlend Stick, in light grey. It’s cream-based, so if you’ve had a bad reaction to cream-based makeup you probably shouldn’t bother with this one, but if not, I think it might be Literally Perfect. (Granted, I haven’t gone full grey with it yet, but a friend of mine went full grey with it at Fanime, and it looked FANTASTIC, so I’m hopeful!)
First off, it comes in a twist-up stick—think Chapstick, but a lot bigger, obviously. That makes it super easy to apply. (That was my main issue with Ben Nye—it was a pain to apply, even with a nice makeup sponge!)
Secondly, it’s cream-based. This may be a deal-breaker for some people, since some people do have bad reactions to cream-based makeup, but for me, it’s a true blessing. Snazz has never worked on me, at least not very well—I have hyperhidrosis (a disorder that basically causes me to sweat like Equius, except pretty much ALL the time instead of just when I’m nervous or horny), so no matter how much I sealed it, the fact that it was water-based always came back to haunt me. So if you sweat a lot in general, or if you go to a con in hot weather, this might be a lifesaver.
Finally, the coverage is AMAZING. See that smear I applied to my arm? Yeah, that’s ONE LAYER. (It does seem to become slightly less opaque as it dries—which happens fairly quickly—so I think I’ll probably go with two layers to be on the safe side, but that’s still way better than any other grey I’ve tried.)
It IS a bit pricey if you buy it from the official site (thirteen bucks plus shipping), but luckily it can be found elsewhere for considerably cheaper—I got it for just over ten bucks with free shipping on eBay, and it’s only slightly more than that on Amazon (around 11 bucks, if you include shipping costs). So really it’s not that much more expensive, and frankly I think it’s completely worth those few extra dollars.
So that’s my shameless plug! Hope this helps!
As Jamie Lee Curtis explains, hurt people hurt people…
An anti-bullying video which tells us all something important about dealing with bullies. And not becoming them.
Please reblog this. Let’s spread it around.
Seattle-based artist Carol Milne knits with glass, or rather, she creates wonderful glass sculptures that make it seem as though she’s either a superhuman glass knitter or in possession of enchanted knitting needles and very specialized gloves. The reality is actually much more complicated, but no less awesome. Milne invented her glass knitting technique back in 2006. It’s a process that involves knitting with wax instead of glass, followed by lost-wax casting, mold-making and kiln-casting.
First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.
This. This is how you break down ableist barriers. This is incredible for the deaf and for the custies. I would love to learn sign language, and I would learn it faster if it was standing between me and booze
this is so important
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula
“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal
Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.
I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me
you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
Bruh… Little mermaid was deep.
Ursula gave the game to Ariel:
"The men up there don’t like a lot of blather.
They think a girl who gossips is a boor.
And on land it’s much preferred for ladies not to say a word,
and she who holds her tongue gets a man.”
Literally the whole song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” was Ursula asking Ariel if she was sure that was the kind of life she wanted. She told Ariel EXACTLY what to expect and exactly what would happen should she fail to uphold her end of the bargain. Ursula was 100% honest with her. Ariel STILL said yes because she was naive.
And notice Eric wasn’t too distraught about Ariel not having a voice during their time together? After he got over the initial shock, he was like “Okay, cool, I’LL do all the talking and you just look pretty.”
Can we get a whole line-up of movies about our villains, though? I really am more interested in their backstories than anything.
EXCEPT everyone seems to be forgetting the fact Ursula interfered and tried to stop Ariel from getting with Eric, by using magic and posing as another woman to be a big non-consensual love triangle. Not to mention that helping Ariel out was all for the sake of getting Triton to come in there and save his daughter when things went sour— so Ursula could have the triton. I mean, I’m all for an Ursula backstory movie— I LOVE me some Ursula— but don’t forget that she WAS a villain.