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
Buying Online - [Good & Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good & Ugly]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A warning to the people
One of the questions I get a lot are "who do you buy ____ from?"
I always assumed that all sites were pretty equal,
but I recently have been, and still am, dealing with a dispute form a contact website,
they have broken their our rules but still refusing to refund the purchase,
and because of the way they worded the product paypal is refusing to step up.
I'm pretty burned,
and I know others have been screwed over,
or have had major problems from dealing with people online.
As well as people who have had amazing experiences.
Here is my list,
A list of the Good and the one Ugly I have received.
For Contacts, Wigs, and other things I have bought onli
Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)Contest!Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really qu
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 Syrup3 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.
We're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and UpdatesI had noticed that our subscriber count on the FDP Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=guide) account was getting close to hitting 80,000 last week but I figured that we had until after N2U before that happened. Yesterday I logged into the FDP Youtube account and realized (after a while because I'm always the last horse to cross the finish line XD) that we had hit 80,000!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! According to a 2005 census the city of Yalta has a population of 79, 982... THEREFORE, if we were ever challenged to a square dance by the city of Yalta WE COULD PAIR UP SORTA EVENLY 8DWe're over 80,000!?!? Aki Con and Updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously... I love you guys. You've given us so much support whether it's through comments, drawings/gifts, notes, favourites/likes/retweets/reblogs, coming up to us to say hello at cons and even going out of your way to ask your local cons to invite us as guests... if I think about it for too long it blows my mind. It's incredible to me that there are people out there who like
Alcon 2012What an amazing con. It topped last year's Alcon (hence the chant buzzing around the con "Best Alcon Ever") and I was just so happy to be a part of that and meet so many amazing people that my Facebook literally exploded after the con ended. EXPLODED WITH MANLY RELISH THAT IS. I was going to wait until I had all the photos from the con before typing out this journal but meh, I've got time now and I've got energy SO LET'S CONQUER THIS SLIDE!!!Alcon 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Myself, VandorWolf and Valdrein got into London Saturday morning and after going through the obstacle course that is the International Visitors way through Gatwick airport we were greeted by a sleepy KellyJane who had woken up at 5am or something crazy like that to come get us at the airport (weloveyou). We spent the day with Parle in stinky plane clothes and with about 3 hours of sleep each which just made everything far more magical (except for the magic show we watched in Oxford Circus which was crap... I mean what kind of magici
Trying to go ProfessionalWhat would it mean if I could actually take on YouTube as a profession?Trying to go Professional3 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
Stuck in Savannahhttp://flamboyantwreck.tumblr.com/post/31651348546/stuck-in-savannah-upcoming-episodesStuck in Savannah3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some teasers for some upcoming episodes. My god, I don't think we really meant for filming to go on for so long. Ah, well! We got some great shots!
Have Your Say. ParleRecently on Tumblr, I asked for suggestions and ideas for Some Assembly Required and the response was fantastic!Have Your Say. Parle3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you guys have any of your own suggestions for our shows - then tumble on down to tumblr and send me a message through my ASK voice.
I will then compile the ideas and post them like I have with this one. Maybe your idea will be seen in our shows!
ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR:
-SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
-STUCK IN SAVANNAH
I look forward to reading the madness that can explode from your wacky brains! 8D
Dissertation! How you can help!SO! As some of you may know, I am now in my final year of University and shall soon (hopefully) come out with an honors degree in Performing Arts.Dissertation! How you can help!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But first...the dissertation needs to be done.
I have to put on a 20 minute performance of my choice, and this is where I need your guys help!
I need to start fundraising/making moey to fund my show, mainly because I need to make all the costumes and what not myself and so need the funds to do so!
So, how can you help?
Pay What You Like Commissions!
I will be doing batches of commissions from now on and like I said before, you pay what you like! So, it could be £1 or it could be £20, every penny counts in my case!
For once, I'll be accepting donations as the cost for my show is probably gonna be pretty high!
So once again, every penny helps!
Please make Paypal donations to this account:
I shall attempt to also get some crew in to film my piece so those who do commission or donate can see what t
DUDE, i seriously think Jack Frost exist.I woke up about 10 minutes ago, and it's about 2:10 PM as i'm writing this. Something cool happened to me, or I think that it was something cool. XDDUDE, i seriously think Jack Frost exist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But first i want to tell you what happened yesterday. During this week, the sun shines bright and always makes me wake up between 10AM-1PM. Almost like MiM (The Man in the Moon) is telling the sun to wake me up a good time XD I always ignore the wake up call though, and fall back to sleep. Then i can wake up at about 5PM-9PM OTL I remembered that i woke up a bit too early, i was thinking that the sun would wake me up, so i fell back to sleep......THE SUN DIDN'T GET STRONG ENOUGH.
MiM was telling me to wake up then or else i would be doomed! And doomed i was, i woke up at about 5:30PM. I went to bed at about 5AM....but i took my laptop and starting RPing with a friend, and then it turned 7AM OTL My chest started to hurt because i was laying down on the bed wrong. It was telling me "GO.TO.BED." XD So i went to bed, and fell asleep about 30 m
Opening Wig Commissions!Hello all!Opening Wig Commissions!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to an overwhelming positive response I am opening up wig commissions starting in June! At this point in time I am ready to start taking commissions to order bases for in order for those bases to be here in June so I can start work on them right away
I will be accepting 5 commissions to start.
The pricing will be done on a quote basis, which means that I will assess the price of the commission once I have all of the information on the project. It will factor in base wig cost + materials + work + shipping
To ensure that I can get you the best product possible, I am hoping that people commissioning me will use the following form so that I can know all of your stipulations up front
Cartoon or Realistic Style:
Wig colour preference:
Shipping preferences (folded inside out and ziplock bagged wig or shipping on wig head in a box):
Update: FDP Youtube Important UpdateSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1Update: FDP Youtube Important Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. Some videos were rejected from that site, which is unfortunate, so I'm still looking at a place to put those.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
Update on YoutubeSo! I managed to put some of our videos up on Dailymotion and Vimeo: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/fightingdreamerspro/1 and http://vimeo.com/33463810Update on Youtube3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm hoping that that will hold for a while. We're brainstorming on ways in which we can keep our CMVs available.
On the lighter side, a new skit is going up today! It will be up and running here: http://www.youtube.com/user/fightingdreamerspro?feature=mhee in about an hour or so
I apologize again for the account chaos!
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
Literature Xmas Giveaway (One Day Left)Literature Xmas Giveaway (One Day Left)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update: Just wanted to let everyone know that I'll keep this giveaway open until 11:59 P.M. (CST) on November 30th.
Also, I've decided I'll try my hand at shoujo-ai or light F/F, if anyone is interested. It should be light romance or fluff, nothing hardcore or yuri, but it can be in the genres mentioned below.
One person will win a free literature piece from me, which will be decided by using random.org.
You must be one of my watchers. Don’t just watch me for this giveaway. Please read my examples, and if you enjoy my style, you may watch me and participate.
You must fav this journal.
You must comment below.
That’s it. You don’t have to make a journal and advertise this. You can if you wa
Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!New! Post to multiple places!Publish a Journal to Multiple Places!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the release of Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer, there's been one feature in particular that we've been itching to release, and we're happy to announce that it's ready! Sta.sh Writer now allows for publication to multiple outlets, including your Gallery, Journal, or Group Journals.
How does it work?
1. Head to Sta.sh Writer and begin writing your entry.
2. Choose a skin for your Group from the right hand panel.
3. When you're ready to publish, choose any combination of your Journal, the Journal Portal (browseable by all deviants), and your Groups of which you are in an administrative class.
These options are perfect for those who may want to post the same message to their personal Journal and one or more of their Groups.
Keep in mind!
Submitters, be sure that you have the appropriate privileges to post Journals and/or deviati
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
New videos, some updates and a big thank you :)Hey everyone! So it's finally summer here and :iconvandorwolf: and I just got back from a day of sun at the beach! A man on a skateboard made fun of my intense sunburnt arms and neck and that was the day XD Yesterday I worked in the sun for a few hours an managed to give myself a lobster burn that I tried to even out today... no such luckNew videos, some updates and a big thank you :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our next cons coming up at both local Vancouver cons and the we jet off to England for Alcon!
-Anime Revolution August 17th-19th: we'll be attending Anime Revolution at the Vancouver Convention Centre as guests this August.
-Cos and Effect August 24th-26th: we'll be attending Cos and Effect at UBC (Vancouver) as guests this August.
-Alcon September 6th-9th: we'll be attending Alcon in Leicester, England as guests in September.
I've been swamped by the work and school combo since June, so (let's all say it together now, since you guys always hear me say this) I'm really behind in my replies. D: I'm so sorry guys. I try t
Sakura Con Recap and Banzai Con PlansSakura Con RecapSakura Con Recap and Banzai Con Plans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So twinfools and I arrived in Seattle in the afternoon and went to the hotel to check-in. We had one heck of a time, but once everything was sorted out, we dropped off our bags and went to pick up our good friends, TerrorSprinkles and caineyamiyasha, from the train station. With all four of us finally there, we got ready for the convention.
Twin and I wore Peeta and Katniss (movie arena versions) and trolled around in those for awhile. We met up with :devGeeky-Spirit: and got some night shots in our Hunger Games cosplays.
After that, we went for a swim in the very crowded pool and called it a night.
This was the FightingDreamersPro group cosplay and this year we did X-Men. I've been wanting to cosplay Phoenix for a very long time so I was very happy to finally get the chance to do it. It was so much fun cosplaying with the rest of FDP again. It sucks that we are so busy and don't get to see each other as often as we used to.
Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)It appraches! :iconvandorwolf: and I will be flying to Norway on Wednesday for Banzaicon 2012! We're extremely excited, still riding out Sakura Con con high!Banzaicon 2012 (Norway)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've got a little more prep work to do, but we're almost all set. I'm really excited about our cosplay lineup, considering that it's got one of my childhood dream cosplays and a cosplay that I've been meaning to re-do for YEARS included
Syaoran Li (Card Captor Sakura)
Kurosaki Ichigo (Bleach)
Inuzuka Kiba (Naruto)
As for our events and panels, here's the list with the times included.
PS: MAJOR PROPS for people who make it to the 10am panels, since that's early for some people I'm sure XD
Panels and Events
"Cosplay Groups" at 10am: Everything from making cosplay friends to organizing a cosplay group and setting up a group account.
"Cosplay Music Videos" at 2pm: CMV's and how to make them. We will include CMV showings as well as a walkthro
TransgenderI've really worn myself down trying to decide what the right way to handle this is. I wish i were lucky enough to not be under the scrutiny of so many people, but I'm not, so here it goes:Transgender5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am transgender.
I will be taking hormones and eventually have surgery. Have I started yet? No. The medical system takes time, and so too does preparing for possible familial expulsion.
Is this a joke? No. No it's not, and it's not a phase either. I am taking this extremely seriously. So I ask that you do too.
Please call me he. I don't appreciate he/she or being referred to as "the guy who was a girl". That's exactly what i was trying to avoid by not coming out explicitly as trans.
If you're still wondering if I was lying when asked about breasts in some of my cosplays. I do actually use fake breasts. So I will continue to say that when the subject is brought up.
Maybe I'll get over this and become confident enough in my masculinity to do some transitional videos. Or maybe I won't and this will be
Banzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and FanimeBanzaiconBanzaicon Re-Cap, Vancouver FanExpo and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Banzaicon was AMAZING. The con was intimate, unique and incredibly fun. We had an amazing reception there, I would have never imagined that so many people wanted to meet us from all over the place. A huge thank you to everyone who came to our panels. They were all full, including the 10am ones (which UBER impressed me, cause even Nova and I were tired for those XD). Everyone was so friendly, funny and a pleasure to be around
I want to give a special thanks to the Banzaicon staff who were incredibly professional, accommodating and took perfect care of us while we were there. The con had so many things that I had never seen at other cons, which was especially impressive because it was a small-size con.
We had an amazing time in Norway in general as well, everyone we met was so nice!
All the people at the con were so wonderful. We got so many lovely gifts as well! Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and thank you so much for having us! TAKK~!
Doodle-ness~Meanwhile at Nickelodeon Studios... The masterminds behind our favourite show, Korra, have some doodle fun whenever that have the time~Doodle-ness~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Domo-Tar!, Fat Mako
Korra meets Futurama
Many Eska and Desna's in many different styles