Happy Anniversary SupernovadobeHappy 5th wedding anniversary :iconsupernovadobe:!Happy Anniversary Supernovadobe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're the light of my life, my sun and star, the donut of my morning... well... you get the point.
It has been a very full five years of being married, complete with all the ups and downs of most couples, and I don't regret a moment I've spent with you. I still love you as madly as I did when I met you 6 years ago and I hope to love you just as madly for many more years to come.
I love you. I cherish you. I adore you.
Thank you for being with me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being my friend, my lover, my life fullfiller -the stars in my heaven.
Thank you for letting me be as cliche as I possibly can towards you lol.
I owe you the world but all I have right now is my love so please accept that with a little iou for the day I can buy a house with you and ride off into the sunset for our happily ever after.
Your ever adoring wife,
On The Subject of LabelsOne of the recurring comments given in my previous journal was "Why do we need to label ourselves at all?", or words to that effect. There are many of you who believe NO-ONE needs a label.On The Subject of Labels3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I both agree and disagree.
I agree, because I think you're right that we don't need to define to ourselves what we are by putting a label on it. I shouldn't say to myself "I'm gay. Therefore, I only am attracted to women." I think that if, in your head, you have a defined, labelled view of what you are, you start conforming yourself around that label. I'm sure many of you have heard stories of men and women who came out, then later admitted to feeling pressured into staying gay because they'd defined themselves as such to so many people. Conforming yourself around a social definition like that cannot be healthy.
But at the same time, I disagree against the idea that we don't need labels in this world at all. We do need them... we just don't need to place extensive mean
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
Im ashamed of this Generation: Con DramaSo I made a Rant video about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrVtrn-2mmwIm ashamed of this Generation: Con Drama3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People in this world are just crazy. One thing I wanted to talk more about in the video was "Anime con Drama"
Who here has been thru that? *Raises hand*
I got so much on this. Here are a few examples;
* I found this awesome manga not many people know about and only one of my friends knew about it. I promoted it in a video and when my friend found it, he got SUPER PISSED saying "hey thats MY manga!!! No one is suppose to know about it!!!!"
* This one girl cosplayed as SasuxNaru with her Girlfriend and they broke up and tried to get other sasuke and Naruto's to get each other jealous
* I orginally wanted to cosplay as Kiba because I HAVE a small little white dog (Link) But My group was like "NO, we already have a Kiba" So I was stuck being Sasuke, which I don't mind lol but still that was lame of them to say so. And more lame I listened.
I feel as if my eyes have been opened for the first time and I r
2012- A Year in ReviewJanuary2012- A Year in Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The beginning of the year was pretty good. My birthday party was pretty relaxed-- just a short dinner with good friends at one of our favourite restaurants.
My first cosplay of the year was:
Katniss Everdeen from the book trilogy-- The Hunger Games
Hunger Games played a big part in my cosplay life for the first half of the year and I was hoping to be able to end the year with another Katniss costume, but I ran out of time to make it. I was going to do her interview dress as it was described in the book since I was really disappointed with a lot of the costume designs from the movie
I also did the Reaping Dress for Katniss in January.
February was pretty laid back as well. I continued with the Katniss costumes-- doing the Chariot outfit (from the book)
an updated Arena (book) cosplay to Tsukino Con. twinfools and I were only at Tsukino Con for a day. It's actually a really e
7 Things you may not know about Joey1. My body rejects ALL alcoholic drinks...idk y. (Wine is ok but VERY little) I hate being force to drink and sometimes at parties I'll pretend Im drinking beer and act drunk so I can "fit in"...7 Things you may not know about Joey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. I am a religious person. I always believed in God and go to church every Sunday, Don't like? Suck my left nut. lol
3. I master the mexican game "ball in a cup"!!!
4. Donuts r my fav food. And salmon sushi.
5. when I was little, I used to believe if you had a child, you would never die. (if tat was true, let me pop one out now! XD)
6. I don't believe in divorce. EVER. If I were to marry someone and then years later they cheat on me and divorce me, I'll never re-marry again. I believe once Ur married to someone, ur with them with your soul for life. A piece of divorce file papers doesn't mean SHIT.
7. When im alone in the house and bored, I will react the WHOLE Lion King movie in my room while the movie is playing, using stuff animals from the movie... I always play Scar
Yaoi Con Report (complete with Masq Skit Video)I'm going to open with a link to the skit: http://youtu.be/CUUYWDT2gXMYaoi Con Report (complete with Masq Skit Video)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the free audio DL for those who asked: http://soundcloud.com/raven-a-winter/road-to-el-dahomo
And now, on with the show!
Yaoi con was...a blast. Honestly, I had a LOT of fun at the convention even if it was kinda small this year. My only real complaint was that the con hotel sold out in the first two weeks and that people were turned away from Masquerade after the "seating" time slot. That and it only ran for 30 minutes which.. wasn't the con's fault but it made me a bit sad.
Other than that, it was fantastic to meet so many new people and hang out with some awesome friends!!
Naru and I cosplayed the following:
Friday: Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Duo Maxwell (me) and Heero Yuy (Naru)
Friday Night: Gundam Wing - Milliardo Peacecraft (me) and Treize Khushrenada (Naru)
Saturady: Tiger and Bunny AU - Barnaby Brooks Jr. (me) and Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Naru)
Sunday: Durarara OST - Psy
Four Years AgoFour years ago, something happened that completely changed the course of my life in a very real, very noticeable way.Four Years Ago3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the 19th of January 2008, I hadn't really intended to do anything to make my life change so drastically. There was no plan, no preconception, nothing. Things just happened the way they happened, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
On the night of the 19th of January 2008, tealpirate and I started going out.
From that day on, my life was changed. I'd gone from a previously unhappy relationship to one I now was full of hope, excitement and expectation. My previous relationship had me feeling worn out, disillusioned and unhappy by three years or so into the relationship, yet with Jenn, I'm four years in, and still as crazily in love as the day I met her.
So, here's to you, Jenn, and the four fabulous years of life you have already gifted me with. I hope to continue them for as long as I live, and can only hope to bring you the same measure of happiness that you
Video Plans for 2012Hey guys!Video Plans for 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time; no talk. How are you all doing?
Since this year is the year of the apocalypse you can expect more Left 4 Dead 2 videos. I'm definitely thinking about making some Keith and Ellis derp videos. The current winning idea is 'How to with Keith.'
Oh, yes. Chaos shall follow.
I'm ALMOST done with a second Blame it on the Cosplay video; THE REVENGE. Seriously, this is so so so so much better than the first one. I really can't wait. The only reason I haven't uploaded it yet is because the contacts for Lestat haven't arrived yet. Once his part is filmed then it shall be up for your pleasure!
You can definitely expect more Marauders. These guys will have plenty more episodes and silly shorts to come.
What else is worth mentioning?
We -might- be filming a final special Sora Show video. This is only a possible at the moment. So don't get your hopes up too much. It might happen. It might not, however it is being talked about.
I will get the Demyx Time 15 bloopers to you. I'm half
(FAQs) Wig Commissions - A Purchasers GuideSo one of the most Frequently Asked Question I've EVER had was: "How much are your wigs?"(FAQs) Wig Commissions - A Purchasers Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I've been asked this so many times, I decided to write out a guide fully explaining in detail what kind of price range you can expect based on what you ask for. Now remember, this is a guide strictly based on how I ship my wigs, and what charges I decide are best for me and my experiences. Other people may be cheaper, or cost more, depending upon their own personal choice, lifestyle, and experience. Since my price ranges vary so much depending upon what is requested- I thought it preferable I break it down based on wig length/style, explain how special styling requests apply- and then explain all the excess variable costs.
Length/Style Explanations—-*These prices vary by 20.00-40.00 if you are a customer who is NON-US
RUSH Charge- When someone wants a wig within a week of payment. If I have to place you in priority over previous orders, the charge will apply.
Short Wigs: These costs I
10 Question and Answer TagI was tagged by :iconblackfruitbat: So... here I go.10 Question and Answer Tag3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules (very, VERY Important )
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new
questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."
You legitimately (AKA, really, truly with all honesty) have to tag 10 people
1. What is a weird habit you have?
When I eat beef raviolis I eat them one by one in this order: First, I eat the bottom flat layer, then scoop out the middle and eat it before consuming the bowl-like top layer. Always. Lol
2. If you attended Hogwarts, what house would you be in and what would be your favorite subject?
I'm pretty sure I would be sorted into Slytherin but there is a chance I would ge
Sexuality Polls?WARNING FOR THE RAMBLINGS OF A TIRED, ILL PERSON!Sexuality Polls?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, you may wonder why I made the polls about sexuality.
From the age of 12 to 16, I was straight. I was always straight, and always going to be straight. I only dated guys, and that was the way it was stuck in my head.
Then at 16, things started changing. I was in a relationship, but I also found myself attracted to girls. In appearance, especially, I found females more appealing than males.
At around 18 or 19, my attraction to men started fading entirely, replaced purely by an interest in women.
At 20, I ended my straight relationship to be with Jenn. By this point, I only found women attractive.
Now I'm 24, and once again, I'm on the fence. I find both men and women attractive visually, but I'm not SEXUALLY attracted to any of them. The only person I honestly find sexually attractive is Jenn. She's female, so I suppose that labels me as a lesbian, as I am quite literally only attracted to females.
But what if, in another world, Jenn
Voting starts Today :D!Omg Voting starts today!!! Can you help?Voting starts Today :D!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Naru and I entered a facebook competition for Tiger and Bunny cosplay! They say to get all your friends and family involved in the voting so... I figured I'd talk to all of you here !
My Entry is here: http://fb-531836.strutta.com/entry/655423
and Naru's Entry is here: http://fb-531836.strutta.com/entry/655438
Voting Starts on the 17th (TODAY) !!!!
You only get one vote a day BUT... you get a new vote a day! So if you wouldn't mind taking the time to vote for one of us on one day and the other on another, that would be super cool! Plus, spread the news about T&B as it is one of my favorite shows of all time ^^!!!!
Thanks my darlings! Much love!
Thief of the Year AwardSaw this floating about Tumblr. As far as hilarious instances of theft goes, this is the motherload. A particularly colorful individual decides to steal art on video, not only claiming other people's OC's as their own, but also putting "my crappy art" in the video description. Funny how that "crappy" art was apparently attractive enough for them to steal.Thief of the Year Award3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Protip: if you're going to commit art theft, next time make sure you at least steal from artists who aren't widely recognized on the web and popular art web sites).
Original Tumblr link: http://cosmicremix.tumblr.com/post/18115053315/you-may-proceed-to-laugh-at-this-person
Thank you, Mr PresidentSome people complain about Obama because he hasn't fixed the economy.Thank you, Mr President3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some people complain about him because he hasn't kept every single one of his election pledges.
People dislike the man for a variety of reasons.
I think he's amazing.
Because he is pro-Equal Rights.
This journal is for nothing more than to say how happy I am that, finally, a president of the United States has boldly stepped forward and declared his support for same-sex marriages. He could have easily avoided this issue until after the election race was over, but he made the decision to be up-front and honest in advance. I respect that in a politician so very, very much.
So thank you, Obama. I sincerely hope people listen to you, and learn what it truly means to treat your fellow man as "equal".
(SALES) Selling CostumesSELLING COSTUMES:(SALES) Selling Costumes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My measurements, and the measurements for most every single one of these costumes is as follows:
Shoulders = 17'
Bust = 36'
Waist = 28'
Hips = 36'
Pant size = 7
Upper arm measurement= 10'
Thigh measurement = 20'
Secondly- This is the entirety of all the costumes I am going to sell from my closet.
Elekid = 35+SH
No longer comes with shoes or wig.
Renton = 20+SH
Costume comes with: Wig, in need of maintenance, costume top, costume pants, costume shirt.
Natsuo = 100.00+SH
Costume comes with: everything minus the shoes.
Will = 20 + SH
Costume comes with: tunic, white shirt, flute
100.00 + SH
Costume comes with: All that is depicted above, plus the hat, and a MLP Applejack figurine.
Rainbow Dash Lolita Orig
Aaaaand home againBack from another amazing Metrocon... possibly my favourite so far! Huge thankyou hugs to everyone who came out to see us, gave us gifts, and generally made the event spectacular for us. After all the stresses we'd been through during the first half of the year, this was a much-needed break, and you guys made it awesome for us!Aaaaand home again2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who weren't at the convention, and missed the announcement of our new show.... it's Avengers 8D There are a few clips that people have posted on YouTube of us as our Avengers characters.... and guess who's Tony Stark 8D
Think Friends meets The Avengers, and you've got a good idea of what the show will be like.
For now, I'm gonna try and get my sleeping pattern back into sync with UK time, and will catch up on all my messages soon. ^_^
Marauder RevelationSo, this may be common knowledge, I don't know... but I just realised this today and figured I'd share.Marauder Revelation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Remove the A's and re-organise the letters
Every Marauder was murdered:
James = Voldemort
Sirius = Bellatrix
Peter = Voldemort's silver hand
I'VE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE. HOW HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS?!
I wonder if this was intentional on J.K.'s part....
Stupid Maple SyrupI was quite happy being asleep. But no, some blood Canadian thought it would be best to phone me. Not to mention phone me while impersonating me. twinfools is mental, I would like it to be known.Stupid Maple Syrup2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And what's worse? There's three of them in total, not just one, zooming down the road towards the house right now.
I told Kelly to take them back to the airport and leave them where she found them. She wouldn't listen to me.
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mainly it would result in 100% more videos for you guys, as well as being able to branch out and really dedicate time in production and editing.
This is something I've been talking about with Kelly for a while now, and I have recently (after some serious talk) gained my mothers support in the venture.
However, I can't do it for free. This is where you guys come in.
1) In the last few months of 2012, I plan to push for new designs in the Parlé store. So if you'd like to support us; then please buy a t-shirt or two when they are ready to go!
US STORE: http://parleproductionsusa.spreadshirt.com
UK STORE: http://parleproductions.spreadshirt.co.uk
2) Tell your friends about our shows, make your own videos talking about the shows. Do journals and tumblr blogs; anything to get the Parlé name out there and appealing to more people. The more people we get; the more likely this will happen.
3) Although we're not ke
BostonFrom Mandy:Boston2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our thoughts and prayers are with the participants and spectators of the Boston Marathon and their loved ones. If you're trying to locate friends or family, please call the Boston Mayor's hotline - 617-635-4500
Or use Google's People Finder
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." ~Mr Rogers
Boston - Our hearts are with you, stay strong, stay safe.