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destroythepast:

destroythepast:

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!

Thanks for the heads-up on the pores thing—I’ll most definitely keep that in mind! :)

(Also the expletives-as-amplifiers comment is kind of amusing to me for the sole reason that as a rule, I DO tend towards doing that…but it didn’t feel right to do it in this post, somehow, you feel me?)

clementinemorrigan:

adoptpets:

thenagaqueen:

I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary!

Other toxic flowers for cats:

  • Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.)
  • Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
  • Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)
  • Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.)
  • Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.)
  • English Ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.)
  • Lilies (Lilium sp.)
  • Marijuana (Cannabis sativa)
  • Oleander (Nerium oleander)
  • Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
  • Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  • Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus)
  • Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.)
  • Yew (Taxus sp.)

Important info for cat friends!!!

rifa:

maxkirin:

So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…

You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.

It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?

I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.

((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))

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Our (Non-Comprehensive) List of Fairytales

diversitycrosscheck:

easternheathens:

Here’s our list of fairy tales, fables, ghost stories, myths, legends, and sacred tales, classified according to land of origin. Many of the stories are available online; others can be found in folktale collections in libraries. Feel free to use these, or any of your own choice outside of this list.

MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE/INDONESIA

Sang Nila Utama and the founding of Singapore

Badang, the strongman

Lancang Kuning

Siti Zubaidah

Singapura Dilanggar Todak (The Legend of the Swordfish and Bukit Merah)

Puteri Gunung Ledang

Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih

Sangkuriang

Prince Panji

Keong Emas, the Golden Snail

Legend of the Pontianak

Legend of the Penanggalan

Sang Kancil, the Clever Mousedeer

Hang Tuah

Dang Anom

Pak Pandir, the Village Fool

Mahsuri, the Maiden of Langkawi

The Dragon of Mt Kinabalu

Dewi Sri, the Rice Goddess

Bangsat and the King of the Crocodiles

Rangda and the Barong

The Tale of Sisters’ Islands

The Tale of Kusu Island

CHINA

Pan Gu creates the world

Nü Wa creates humans and repairs the sky

Hou Yi shoots the sun, Chang’er flies to the moon

Nian and the Story of Chinese New Year

The Canonisation of the Gods

The Legend of Ne Zha

The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

Hua Mulan

Lady Mengjiang and the Great Wall

The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea

Journey to the West (aka Monkey King)

Liang Zhu: The Butterfly Lovers

Lady White Snake

The Magic Paintbrush

The Fox Fairy (and anything from Strange Tales of Liaozhai)

The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety

The Dragon King’s Daughter

Mulian Rescues his Mother From Hell

Tales from Justice Bao (e.g. the Civet for a Crown Prince)

Ma Zu, the Sea Goddess

Tales of Ji Gong

INDIA

Tales from the Ramayana

Tales from the Mahabharata

Tales from the Life of the Buddha

Tales from the Panchatantra

Sukhu and Dukhu

Tenali Raman the Jester

Tales of Akbar and Birbal

The Mongoose and the Jackal

Tales of Suppandi

WEST ASIA

Scheherazade

Aladdin

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Sinbad the Sailor

The Fisherman and the Jinni

Tales of the Mullah Nasruddin

The Tale of the Hunchback

Rostam

The Seven Wise Princesses

JAPAN

Izanami and Izanagi

Amaterasu and Uzume

Issun-Boshi, the One-Inch Boy

Momotaro the Peach Boy

Tokoyo

Urashima Taro and the Turtle

Kiyohime

Hanasaka Jiisan, the Old Man Who Made the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (aka The Moon Princess)

The Rabbit in the Moon

O-Jizo San, the Grateful Statues

The Magic Tea-Kettle

The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya

KOREA

The Story Bag

The Mirror and the Villagers (aka The Bridegroom’s Shopping)

Janghwa and Hongryeon

Heungbu and Nolbu

Chunhyangga

The Disowned Student and the Field Rat Spirit

The Three Princesses and the Land-Below-the-Earth

PHILIPPINES

Alitaptap, the Princess who became Fireflies

Ibong Adarna

Bernardo Carpio

Juan Tamad

Lam-Ang

Maria Makiling

The Creation of the Pineapple

The Creation of the Banana Tree

The Creation of the Durian

The Creation of the Rose

THAILAND

Nang Nak Phrakhanong

Manohra, the Kinnari (Bird Maiden)

VIETNAM

Tam and Cam

The Hundred-Knot Bamboo Tree

This is a collection of Asian folktales, fairytales, myths, and legends. Good for mixing things up from the usual Greek and Roman variety. I would personally recommend Siti Zubaidah, the Chinese creation myths (Pan Gu and Nü Wa), Journey to the West, the Japanese creation myths (Izanami and Izanagi; Amaterasu and Uzume), Tokoyo, and Kiyohime.

The original post only listed all of this, so I added links for almost all of them (some I couldn’t find resources for). Found this while I was looking at a Singaporean indie publisher.

oppressionisntrad:

agenderdefender:

megasumpex:

4chancounterspam:

Everyone, the spam isn’t over.

/b/ is planning to keep spamming, and they’re taking it to a personal level. Be super careful when tagging your selfies!!!

4chan confirmed for literal Shit

this is terrifying please take caution

if someone does this to you DO NOT SAY ANYTHING TO THEM. dont post about, dont say anything that would hint to the fact that you know about it.
write down the post url, the blog url, the photo link, and any other information you have.
then take it directly to the police.
they can get arrested for defemation/slander, harassment, sexual harassment, and even pedophilia if youre a minor.
if they know you know theyll likely delete it before anything can be done.
someone did this to me when i was 14, by a 43 year old man from 4chan, and he edited it so i appeared to be nude and performing oral sex, and he was arrested for it.
once one of them gets arrested/in legal trouble theyll all stop.

period-tips:

slytherinsnow:

pishtacos:

crucia-airlines:

i got bored so I made a powerpoint presentation about menstrual cups brands for awareness and knowledge reasons

all pictures are off the internet so not everything is properly credited, but just know that I didn’t make those pictures.

i hope this is useful for someone

Big mistake on the Mooncup slide.
The Mooncup was originally British. The Keeper company copyrighted the name in the US before the british company could - aka a huge dick move. The US mooncup is identical to the keeper cup but in silicone instead of rubber, while the UK mooncup is different. I think it goes without saying that you should NOT support Keeper/US Mooncup, they’re douches.

O_o i’ve never seen menstrual cups….. like….it’s obvious it’s used like a tampon but….stilll how do they work and is there any other things you use for periods? why don’t i know these things?

It’s completely normal not to! Most tend to focus on pads or tampons because that’s what most parents use and what we’re taught in schools. So alternatives haven’t really come in yet.
Basically menstrual cups sit below the cervix and collect the blood in them, then you remove it and dispose of the blood then rinse and re-insert. If inserted correctly they shouldn’t leak, due to a vacuum being formed.

There’s a bit more info on them and other products here: http://period-tips.tumblr.com/post/82237207384/sanitary-products-master-post

And a bit about insertions/removal here: http://holdstillslick.tumblr.com/post/79568094738/menstrual-cup-tips

A bit about the cups (Juju brand) here: http://www.juju.com.au/pages/FAQs.html

And finally a little video and blog: http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/menstrual-cups-what-every-woman-should-know/

argonianbot:

i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is 

because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like

everything

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BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH

REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS

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AND THIS THERE’S MORE????

BAM, PLACE NAMES

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AND STILL MORE

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SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE

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PLEASE, PLEASE

GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT

Fanfiction problems:

techturner:

theartisticfool:

thouartfucked:

You want to read the story again. It was well written, and the plot was genius.You remember everything about the story. Except the title and author.

Guys, if you go to adultfanfiction’s forums, they have a section where you can post a plot summary, and people will help you find it. Works best if it was posted on aff.n or ff.n (or AO3, I guess), but it still stands that there is a place to help people find fics!

opulentes:

ABUSE

Information

Coping

Chat Rooms 

ADD/ADHD

Information

Coping

Medication

ADDICTION

Information

Coping and Recovery

ANGER

Coping

ANXIETY

Information

Coping

Panic Attacks

Interactives

Medication

Chat Rooms

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Information

Coping

Medication

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DEPRESSION

Information

Coping

Medication

Chat Room

EATING DISORDERS

Recovery

FRIENDS WITH ILLNESS

GENERAL RESOURCES

GRIEF AND LOSS

HOTLINES

MEDITATION

OCD

Information

Coping and Treatment

Chat Rooms

PERFECTIONISM

Information

Coping

PTSD

Information

Coping

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Information

Coping

Treatment

SELF-HARM

SELF-LOVE

SUICIDE

THERAPY

moe-moe-taiga:

Cosplay Help Masterlist

for-the-cosplay:

So basically I had a bunch of tutorials liked/bookmarked and I wanted to consolidate them into one nice place. I hope this is helpful! I will probably make a part two later.

Beginner Help

Cosplay Crash Course - x

A Guide to Conventions - x

Conventions and Your Stomach - x

How to Budget for Cosplay  - x 

How to Start Cosplaying - x

Everything About Sewing

Sewing Tips and Tricks - x

How to Use Fabric Paint - x

Sewing Language - x

Gathering Fabric - x

All About Interfacing - x

Finishing Seams - x

Kimono Sleeves - x

Button Holes - x 

Sailor Collar Tutorial - x

Introduction to Sewing - x

Wigs

Buying Wigs - x

How to Cut Wigs - x

Elsa Wig Tutorial - x

How to Dye a Wig - x

Restoring Your Wig/Washing it - x

Where to Buy Wigs - x x x 

Contacts

All About Circle Lenses - x

How to Open the Stupid Containers - x

Where to Buy Contacts - x x

All the Skirt Tutorials You Could Ever Need

Circle Skirt - x x

Half Circle Skirt - x

Gathered Skirt - x

Tulle Skirt - x

Maxi Skirt - x

Pencil Skirt - x

Ruffley Petticoat/Skirt - x

Pleated Skirt - x

Makeup 

Basic Cosplay Makeup - x x

Coloring Your Eyebrows - x

Make Your Own Lipstick - x

MTF Cosplay

MTF Makeup - x

FTM Cosplay

Make Your Own Binder - x

Affordable Binders - x

FTM Makeup - x

Misc Tutorials

How to Make Invisible Shoes - x

Anna Masterpost - x

How to Make a Sword - x

Two Colored Bow - x

Satyr/Goat Feet - x

Pointy Teeth - x

Super Cleavage - x

Master Sword - x

Fitting Thigh Highs - x

How to Make Things Shiny - x

Armor Pattern Tutorial - x

Asuna Boots Tutorial - x

Lightweight Wings- x 

Asuna Stocking Tutorial - x

Zelda TP Armor - x

Misc Useful Things

Colored Tights - x

InstaMorph - x

How To Bead Dresses - x

Elf Ears - x

Helpful Cosplay Blogs

for-the-cosplay

cosplayguide

cosplayhelp

cosplaying on a budget

vicious cosplay 

youcancosplay

ohicosplay:

Cata: This is my second costume for PAX Prime, a Harrier Reaper from The World Ends With You.

The pattern for the hoodie was found here. I scaled the pattern in photoshop, mirrored it, then printed it out on B-size paper (go wide-format printers). Then I put freezer paper on top of the pattern (paper side up, waxy side down), traced it, then cut the pattern out of freezer paper. I ironed the pattern onto the hoodie and used a sponge brush to stencil in the pattern.

It took about three coats per pattern. If the pattern begins coming up at the edges, you can iron it back down. Once the pattern looks good, carefully peel the freezer paper away (tweezers are great for this part). The great thing about freezer paper stencils is you can reuse them. The downside is you can’t reverse the stencil so if you need to mirror a pattern, you’ll need to make two stencils. 

The bandana is red fabric left over from Gaige’s skirt. I cut a square, folded it into a triangle, hemmed the edges, then sewed some extra strips of fabric to the corners to make tying the bandana easier.

Next step, wings!

whoaitsjoe:

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

E3 is about two weeks away! So let’s play some E3 Bingo! I had fun making these 2 years ago at 2012’s E3 (which btw got 1 bingo!), so I thought I’d make some more for 2014!

Watch for any of the predicted events during a conference, then cross it off if it happens! I’ve included the times and dates of each conference on the cards, but you can also easily see the times HERE!

(Special Rules- The general board takes place throughout the entire event, so if you see something during any conference or footage directly from the convention, be sure to cross it off)

(Special thanks to thedruff for some of the bingo graphics!)

Water-based Troll Makeup Tutorial

yaexrae:

I haven’t seen water-based makeup discussed very well in a lot of the troll makeup tutorials I’ve found circulating around the internet, so I figured I’d give it a go!

Below the cut you’ll find some pros and cons of water-based makeup, tips on applying it, and how to turn these things…

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…into something you can easily slap on your face at a con.

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