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 stronger4 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
Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on YoutubeWe just hit 100 000 subscribers on Youtube and I am floored. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating 50 000, then 80 000. 100 000 is larger than the population of a number of countries (I LOOKED IT UP XD) I can't believe that you folks have stuck with us and our silly little videos. We've been doing what we love for 6 years now and putting it on camera, I never thought that doing that would make us one of the most subscribed to cosplay-related Youtube channels out there.Thank you for 100 000 Subscribers on Youtube2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The support we've received over the years has been astounding, and I can't thank every single one of you enough for being interested in our cosplays, our videos and our lives. We're not amazing. We're not the best. We're just a bunch of wacky people who love the hobby and the creative/social experiences that it brings. Looking back from where we started I can retrospectively see that we've all come so far, and I feel that our videos reflect not just a growth in our cosplay/video work, but also our growth
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):
It's so quiet...Sorry for the lack of activity here! I've been busy XDIt's so quiet...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a bit of a mental start to 2013, with Jenn getting a new job, a bunch of birthdays and events, and a lack of money forever looming overhead!
I've mostly been busy working on my costume and kit for a new LARP system I'm joining next month, so when I have some good pictures of that, I'll share them here. It's not often I will share pictures of my original characters on deviantART (in fact, I don't think I've ever done it), but I'm really proud of the kit for this. A bunch of Parlé are all joining the same system, so hopefully we can get a few good shots before time in!
Here's a preview of the costume, for those interested...
On the con-front, things are less busy than usual, due to clashing events, and one or two that we usually attend for fun that we're opting out of this year. We did London Anime Con at the start of the month, which was a fantastic event. Still t
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
Facebook Wig Commission Giveaway!I recently hit 12,000 likes on my Facebook page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Fools/184111744943027?fref=tsFacebook Wig Commission Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my way of thanking you guys so much for your continued support. It's absolutely amazing to see that so many people are interested in my lowly cosplay adventures XD I am constantly reminded how lucky I am when I get to meet so many amazing cosplayers (aka YOU GUYS!) around the world, and I get to meet more and more amazing new people every day. THANK YOU!
So, to give back, I'm holding a giveaway for a FREE wig commission to the winner of this contest. The commission can be any wig that I can feasibly ship to you. I will ship it to anywhere in the world, free of charge
TO ENTER: Go to https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=579664465387751&set=a.440067762680756.95554.184111744943027&type=1&theater and all you have to do is SHARE this, that's all! Page likes are GREATLY appreciated but not mandatory ;D
Thank you all so much!
World Cosplay Account and Upcoming PlansHello everyone!World Cosplay Account and Upcoming Plans2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope the holidays were good to you all I'm just dropping by to give a few quick updates:
World Cosplay Account
I reactivated my account that I got a year or so back and never used XD I'll be uploading photos there as well as DA though I'll probably put some photos up there that I won't put up here and vice versa just to keep things SPICEY! XD If you have an account on World Cosplay give me a shout there 8D I'm following back folks who follow me cause why the hell not <3
2014 is going to be a really busy year, but in terms of cosplay we've got some videos and CMVs planned for the new year. I especially want to get back in the saddle with CMVs since out last one was 8 months ago :/ BAH!
*More to be added*
-Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA) March 28-30
-Fan Expo Vancouver (Vancouver, BC) April 18-20
Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQSince I get asked the same questions about this costume a lot, I figured I'd write up an FAQ for interested parties:Marceline the Vampire Queen FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Where did you get your wig?
A: My Finn made it for me. It was made out of two long wigs-- one 48 inch, one 60 inch. They were purchased on Ebay. I don't know the seller, sorry!
Q: How did you do the makeup?
A: It is Ben Nye Character Series cream makeup in Ghoul Grey (CB-8). It was applied using latex makeup sponges and sealed with Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder and hairspray. I do not recommend using hairspray unless you have someone helping you apply the makeup.
You can buy it here: http://www.frendsbeautysupplyonline.com/bennyecharacterbasecb-8ghoulgrey.aspx for only $3.40!
Q: How much makeup did you use?
A: Evicted! : Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
Henchmen: Medium Coverage (face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, hands)
It Came From the Nightosphere**: Minimum Coverage (face, neck, hands)
Heat Signature: Medium
The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna NationOur laws and customs, as written down by Queen Elsa, LeDemonDeRazgriz, the BANHAMMAH herself, and noblesamurai. Failure to comply with these laws might result in Princess Anna punching thee off the ship or ejection to low planetary orbit.The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna Nation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I. Thou shalt post stuff relevant to Elsanna.
II. If thou hateth our ship, then thou shalt not enter our ship.
III. Thou must respect other ships. Tis the Golden Rule we all follow.
IV. This ship mainly focuses on romantic Elsa/Anna, but thou can posteth non-romantic Elsa/Anna.
V. Beware the BANHAMMAH. The hammer shall never strike a friend nor fellow shipper, lest thou hast offendeth the ship or the Holy One(s).
VI. Be not afraid to contribute thine Elsanna art or fanfics to our gallery!
VII. Thou shalt refrain from quarreling amongst thyselves. Remember my fellow shippers, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Thus, a ship divided against itself cannot float.
VIII. Absolutely no Jelsa, no Kristanna, no Hanna, and no Helsa art/fanfics in
Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova ExpoAUSTRALIA! We have an announcement! Nova and I have been invited to attend the 2013 Gold Coast Film Festival and we will be at Supernova Expo and Supernova Dreamworld After Dark! All this will be happening April 18th-21st, 2013!Australia! Gold Coast Film Festival/Supanova Expo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET WITH OUR AUSTRALIAN PEEPS! I can't wait to meet you all!
Thursday 18 April: On the red carpet of the opening night of the Gold Coast Film Festival. Nova and I will be there in cosplay to represent "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers"!
Friday 19 April: Nova and I will be giving a seminar about cosplaying at 4pm: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/62/GCFF_Free_Seminars
& at the premiere of "My Other Me: A Film About Cosplayers where I will be giving an intro to the film: http://www.gcfilmfestival.com/page/89/My_Other_Me%3A_A_Film_About_Cosplayers
Saturday 20 April: We will be at the Gold Coast Film Festival booth at the Supanova Expo (http://www.supanova.com.au) & will perform 2 skit performances at the Supanova
Four Years AgoFour years ago, something happened that completely changed the course of my life in a very real, very noticeable way.Four Years Ago4 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
Anime Revolution 2013 ReviewJust like the Animethon review this review is pretty late too XD and just as with all of my other reviews I have to cut out so many details and special mentions otherwise this would go on forever. Too amny amazing things and good times happened XDAnime Revolution 2013 Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anime Revolution was at the end of August and it was the first con that FDP has been together at in a long time. It was amazing not just to spend time with and run panels with the group but also to hang out with so many of our friends from Vancouver. We also got to see many people from Vancouver and abroad again and we got to meet many people from all over who came to AR this year for the first time!!! I can't thank everyone who attended our events/panels and came up to us to say hi and ask for photos enough. Thank you all so much for your support it was an absolute pleasure and honour to meet everyone we met this year and to get to see familiar faces again.
As with last year Anime Revolution was professionally run by staff who were bus
Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
MechaCon, we're coming to Louisiana!WE'RE COMING TO LOUISIANA!!!MechaCon, we're coming to Louisiana!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm excited to officially announce that we've been invited to MechaCon (August 1-3) in New Orleans!!! This is actually our first ever American guest appearance at a con. We've been to the US for cons but it's been clustered in the Washington/Oregon/California area (because we're really close XD) so I'm really stoked to get to go to a part of the US that I've never been to :3
Check out MechaCon's website here: http://www.mechacon.com/news/
I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET EVERYONE!!! GAHHHHHH so excited!!!
*More to be added*
-Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA) March 28-30
-Fan Expo Vancouver (Vancouver, BC) April 18-20
-SunnyCon (Sunderland, UK) June 21-22
-MechaCon (New Orleans, USA) August 1-3
Happy Anniversary SupernovadobeHappy 5th wedding anniversary :iconsupernovadobe:!Happy Anniversary Supernovadobe3 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,
Such illegal, Much Obama, WowFuck da popoSuch illegal, Much Obama, Wow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
My opinion on cosplayOk so this has been nagging at me for a while now...My opinion on cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lately (at least here in Sweden) cosplay has become this huge competition and there are a lot of people bashing other people if they don't have a "perfect" cosplay ...and it gets on my nerves like nothing else!! Who the hell decides what a "perfect" cosplay is anyway??
These days I hear oh so many people saying "They really didn't do that very good" or "OMG did you see that wig? horrible!" and stuff like that, and it just makes me so sad! Have they forgotten what cosplay is really about? Having FUN, and expressing our SHARED insert for something, making our favourite characters come to life, play around and meet new people. NOT looking down on others coz you think you're better than them! I makes me ashamed to be a part of this community.
I just read a post on fb where this girl wrote that she couldn't believe why people buy cosplays, and basically said everyone who doesn't make their entire cosplay themselves aren't real cosplayers.
Animethon 20 ReviewSo this is pretty darn late to be posted but seeing as we were swept away in August and early September by cons, cosplay making and bust work/school schedules I couldn't really find a good time to do it until now XDAnimethon 20 Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me just preface this by saying that Animethon was my kinda con. I can't express enough how much of a good time I had there and how blown away I was at the amount of people who came to see us at the con and how much love we received. I was warm fuzzies all weekend what with meeting everyone :3
We also got to stay with our friend, :iconsensei-kay: who lives in Edmonton, so it was an absolute pleasure to really spend so quality time with him as well!
This is gonna be a short runthrough since it has to be for the sake of my fingertips XD If I try to mention everything and everyone this'll never get done so HERE WE GO! XD
Thursday began with us getting a little miffed with the airline we were flying on because of a sketchy policy they have about "
2013 Cosplay Plans!Cosplay Plans of 2013!2013 Cosplay Plans!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be updating this periodically as I make more progress.
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Here's a picture
Debuted: Anime Expo 2013
Touya/Hilbert (Pokemon Black and White)
(No decent pictures yet. D: )
Debuted: Phoenix Comicon 2013
Link, Skyloft (Legend of Zelda:
Debuted: Taiyou Con 2013
I still have yet to finish the Goddess Sword, but at least he's wear
Icons againIcons again2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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".