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Apr 16

deadpool’s butt

Apr 05
ask-serena-the-shark:

"Boop!"

I AM DRAWING THEM AS ANTHRO CUTIES
YOU CANT STOP ME
HHHHNG.

ask-serena-the-shark:

"Boop!"

I AM DRAWING THEM AS ANTHRO CUTIES

YOU CANT STOP ME

HHHHNG.

Feb 10

Claire’s fancy-pants HISTORICAL FASHION MASTER POST

shoomlah:

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So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages.  Whew.  And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.

This list is by no means an exhaustive one- it’s a list of (primarily western) historical fashion resources, both online and offline, that is limited to what I know, own, or use!  It’s a work in progress, and I’m definitely hoping to expand on it as my knowledge base grows.  First things first, how about a little:

ADVICE FOR RESEARCHING HISTORICAL FASHION

  • Read, and read about more than just costuming.  Allowing yourself to understand the cultural and historical context surrounding the clothing of a particular region/period can be invaluable in sussing out good costume design.  Looking at pictures is all well and good, but reading about societal pressures, about construction techniques, daily routines, local symbolism, whatever else will really help you understand the rhyme and reason behind costuming from any given context.
  • Expand your costume vocabulary.  When you’re delving into a new topic, costuming or otherwise, picking up new terminology is essential to proper understanding and furthering your research.  Write down or take note of terms as you come across them- google them, look up synonyms, and use those words as a jumping off point for more research.  What’s a wire rebato?  How does it differ from a supportasse?  Inquiring minds want to know.
  • Double-check your sources.  Especially on the internet, and double especially on tumblr.  I love it, but it’s ground zero for rapidly spreading misinformation.  Books are usually your safest bet, but also take into account their date of publication, who’s writing them- an author’s biases can severely mangle their original source material.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Do everything you can to find out information on your own, but feel free to reach out to people with more specialized areas of knowledge for help!  Be considerate about it- the people you’re asking are busy as well- but a specific line of questioning that proves you’re passionate and that you respect their subject matter expertise can work wonders.

Okay, onto the links!

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting off the internet and looking into books!  God bless the internet, but books are (generally, this isn’t a rule) better-researched and better-sourced.  Bibliographies also mean each individual books can be a jumping off point for further research, which is always a fantastic thing.

Remember- owning books is awesome and you should absolutely assemble your own library of resources, but LIBRARIES.  Libraries.  You’ll be surprised to find what books are available to you at your local library.

GENERAL / SURVEYS

Patterns fo Fashion books
Detailed, hand-drawn diagrams of historical fashion, inside and out.  Pretty amazing stuff.

Fashion in Detail books
Not what you want if you’re looking for photos of entire costumes- note the “in detail” bit up there.  Just a beautiful series, and great reference for all the little things you might miss otherwise.  The V&A has an amazing fashion collection, and it’s great to see them share it with the world.

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Feb 06

mangalho:

wilwheaton:

inkytasty:

bevismusson:

galliferyantimelady:

coltonwestdance:

twistedviper:

God bless butts

Is this really a compilation of male dancer booty? 

Are you really complaining?

I like pert butts, and I cannot lie…

OK, so partially reblogged for the dancer arse, but largely for the first picture that looks like the ‘I;ve fallen and I can’t get up’ advert is trying a different tack.

I’m reblogging this. I’m sorry. One of these things isn’t true. Butts.

Butts.

BLESS U DANI

I tried to scroll passed this but i couldn’t. 

Feb 04
relay314:

The spark ignitesWe’re engaging our enginesOnly first and best, there’s no second placeI can’t stopIt’s too lateLeaning up, acceleratingFar from ground, the senseThat gravity’s decreasingNo time for thought, only rate of changeCan’t impede the rush once the countdown beginsStrong as steel, testing all configurationsMachine control, fused and integrated
VNV Nation - Primary—————Have some sort of attempt at turian Thundercracker (THE ALL TIME BEST OF THE SEEKERS YES) by request of nerdytf84fan! Set to new big favorite VNV Nation song. 

cuz one of my friends will really appreciate this…actually two of my friends

relay314:

The spark ignites
We’re engaging our engines
Only first and best, there’s no second place

I can’t stop
It’s too late
Leaning up, accelerating
Far from ground, the sense
That gravity’s decreasing

No time for thought, only rate of change
Can’t impede the rush once the countdown begins
Strong as steel, testing all configurations
Machine control, fused and integrated

VNV Nation - Primary

—————
Have some sort of attempt at turian Thundercracker (THE ALL TIME BEST OF THE SEEKERS YES) by request of 
nerdytf84fan! Set to new big favorite VNV Nation song. 

cuz one of my friends will really appreciate this…actually two of my friends

Feb 04
strawberrieninja:

gokuma:

rpdofficer:

relay314:

TURIANFORMER Prowl while waiting for mega slow potato baking. 

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

holy…

oh gosh there’s more o____o <3

this is relevant to my interests.

strawberrieninja:

gokuma:

rpdofficer:

relay314:

TURIANFORMER Prowl while waiting for mega slow potato baking. 

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

holy…

oh gosh there’s more o____o <3

this is relevant to my interests.

Feb 01
gryfindortower:

intense concentration coming from everyone in this photo

gryfindortower:

intense concentration coming from everyone in this photo

Feb 01

flameraven:

andythanfiction:

liquid-pickle:

baw-bee:

sophieonpage:

thegoddamazon:

I present the most badass gifset on Tumblr.

Legitimately turned on by this

This is the best thing.

Oh my god

I don’t even know this fandom and this is cool.

Reason #999 why the cartoon will always be ONE MILLION PERCENT better than that travesty of a movie. They did so much research and put so much detail in you don’t even notice.

Bonus trivia: Toph got a unique martial arts style to match her distinct version of Earthbending (Southern Praying Mantis style, I think) which the creators found out later was (according to legend) invented by a blind woman. Totally a coincidence, but still so fucking cool.

(If you don’t watch the show, Toph is both blind from birth and the best damn Earthbender in the world. Also, GO WATCH THE SHOW.)

Feb 01
hissinaitor:

Attack on Galactus

i think i burst a lung

hissinaitor:

Attack on Galactus

i think i burst a lung

Feb 01