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
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
Cos and Effect CMV ContestHey everyone!Cos and Effect CMV Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we'll be coming to Cos and Effect this August!
It'll be August 24-26 at UBC (Vancouver, BC) and some of us will be there holding events and panels! Cos and Effect is really unique in that it's a costume, cosplay and alternative fashion-based con. See you there!
I'll post more about what we're doing panel-wise for Cos and Effect and Anime Revolution closer to the date of those cons, but here I just wanted to get the word out about a contest that Nova and I are hosting at Cos and Effect: the CMV Contest
We're going to be hosting a CMV Contest! A CMV is a Cosplay Music Video, and for some examples you can check out some of FDP's CMVs here: http://vimeo.com/user9598094/videos/page:1/sort:newest
The CMV (Cosplay Music Video) Contest asks participants to create a music video featuring cosplay. There will be prizes provided by Cos and Effect! Top entries to the contest will be screened at Cos and Effect, and the winning entries in each category will be awar
LOTS OF KORRA SEASON 2 INFO !!!!HOLY SHIT 4 SEASONS!!! I CAAN't EVEN DEAL <3 <3LOTS OF KORRA SEASON 2 INFO !!!!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
lok fans, heres some facts you may be happy to read
BTW FROM WHAT I HEARD RELEASE DATE IS SPRING 2013.
--The Legend of Korra will produce three more seasons for a total of 52 episodes.
--Book 2 is called Spirits
--Book 2 takes place six months after Book 1: Air
--The Book begins with a festival in the Southern Water Tribe, They'll visit a festival with glowing lanterns that warm up the snowscape scenery. Beautiful.
--The Southern Water Tribe has been rebuilt just like the Northern One
--Korra will travel through a storm to find a glowing iceberg. Spirit world? The ice cave looks very reminiscent to the iceberg Aang was trapped in.
--Book 2 will explore the Spirit World and how the "Avatar" lineage began. Korra will travel into the spirit world and Konietzko hints that there may be episodes later in the season dedicated to exploring the bigger landscape of the Spirit World.
--The Southern Air Temple and other ancien
A look at Mako and Bolin's pastA new Legend of Korra-related webseries has been released by Nickelodeon, giving viewers a glimpse at Mako and Bolin’s hard-luck childhood.A look at Mako and Bolin's past2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A new short webseries called Republic City Hustle debuted today on Nickeldeon.com. Republic City Hustle serves as a small prequel to The Legend of Korra, focusing on the characters of Mako and Bolin as young orphans trying to survive in Republic City.
The beautiful paper-cut animation style of Republic City Hustle is very distinct from The Legend of Korra‘s visual identity. However, the consistent character design and voice work by Korra‘s David Faustino (Mako) and PJ Byrne (Bolin) – as well as the use of music from season 1 – help Republic City Hustle remain perfectly in tone with the Avatar universe.
Republic City Hustle will be told in three parts, and will continue next week (August 16). Check out the first installment right here:
Mako and Bolin's past: Republic City Hustle part 2Republic City Hustle is a 3-part web series about Mako and Bolin and their struggle to survive as orphans in Republic City.Mako and Bolin's past: Republic City Hustle part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want more info, click here
Republic City Hustle part 2
For non US citizens
The Legend of Sol's Characters StorySolThe Legend of Sol's Characters Story6 months ago in Personal More Like This
2156: In one of the hospitals in Sunset City, a little girl was born, which was one of the bunch. Born of a young mother, maiden, which raised her in a very good shape, working from sunrise to sunset, on the outskirts of the city. The father, Sol was someone that simply did not exist, the mother was talking about him, but the young future avatar, did not care, because it not only was not with them, but would not even know.
2164: Since Sun was quite large, had 8 years. She lived happily on a small farm, where they raised chickens and cows-rhino.
It was a troubled time for the city, there were several revolutions against the new measures taken to prohibit the control within it. The police had decided cornering the homes of renowned teachers, or just to throw them away by force. This was the case of the mother of Sol, was a master fire. The farm was taken ove
Giveaway, Emerald City Comic Con and Arcade ConLONG TIME NO POST EH? Sorry about the absence, it's been a little busy over the past few months and I haven't had too much to post about anyway XD But some new stuff has come up as of late so hereeeeee we go!Giveaway, Emerald City Comic Con and Arcade Con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After looking for a few things in my closet today I pulled out some old costumes and realized that I don't fit them anymore. Most notably Kuja and Davis In the case of Davis I can't even get the jacket over both shoulders XD I've decided to give this stuff away, so my Kuja wig and my Davis cosplay (jacket and shorts) are up for grabs in a contest via my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twin-Fools/184111744943027?fref=ts
Just share the link! Contest ends Tuesday Jan 29th :3
Emerald City Comic Con
Some of us will be at Emerald City Comic Con in March! I just bought tickets so I'm excited that plans for this con are actualizing Not 100% sure on cosplay plans yet, that'll come a bit closer to the date.
One thing about this con is that it comes
Clip-on wig tip 8D ehe..Okay, I haven't updated my journal in quite some time, so I thought I'd do it now with a little wigstyling tip. *nervous*Clip-on wig tip 8D ehe..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Uh so uh.. *still nervous* when shisukoisa and I've held wigstyling panels at conventions I've always brought up this that I'm about to bring up now. How to make a clip-on wig look 'real', or moreso. (This also applies to wigs with only one ponytail)
Here we go.
First of all the basic short wig, you guys know this step xD
Then take the part from the top of the wig to your ear and drag it back.
use a hairneedle to make it stay there*ehe*
Warning: Private postHi guys, it's been a long time since I did a journal entry here. Hope you've all been doing well! 8)Warning: Private post2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So uh, private post. I'm just gonna jump to the chase and I'm gonna write this just once.
As alot of you may have seen or heard Josefin and I are not together anymore. She found someone else so I broke up with her. That's the veryvery short version of it. It was mildly speaking a bad and complicated breakup. I wont give out any details because it is no longer important, I just want to say that I will continue cosplaying all of the characters that I cosplayed with her with other people. They did represent us in a way but after everything that happened they dont anymore. I still love those pairings and characters so I wont give them up. We are not parts of eachothers lives anymore in any way.
She is no longer a part of JarofClouds and that is something the whole group decided together and it was not just because she and I broke up. Alot of other stuff happened between her and some of the
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.
Fun Facts about your Demon BoysI'm preparing to do some more writing for the Official Crimson Daybreak Wiki, and I thought about some fun facts that probably won't get to come up until very later in my series. Most of these are actually old facts, but FUN facts and useless trivia for you fangirls who actually care bout the boys. For you super hardcore fangirls... you probably already know most of this.Fun Facts about your Demon Boys1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconchisokuplz: Chisoku's FUN FUN FANTASTIC Facts
Chisoku drinks red wine during the day and white wine before bedHe used to be right-handed but he's trained himself to be ambidextrous. He had a younger sisterHis red hair is natural to people from the Island of ShinawaIf he had an Earth-world nationality, he would be JapaneseHe hates seafood. Aside from lobster.
:icondreymeilplz: Dreymeil's FUN FUN FANTASTIC Facts
Dreymeil picked up smoking at age 19He feels more naked without his
Read The Books!I just found this on Tumblr, and HAD to share it with y'all.Read The Books!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've never read the Harry Potter books, but watched the movies, you don't know what you're missing:
If you didn't read the books:
You wouldn't know who Peeves was.
You wouldn't know how the Weasley Twins made WWW coming from a poor family.
You wouldn't know about Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
You wouldn't know much about the Marauders.
You wouldn't know about Voldemort's past.
You wouldn't know the TRUE meaning of "Always."
You wouldn't know much about Neville's past.
You wouldn't know much about Remus and Nymphadora.
You wouldn't know about Teddy.
You wouldn't know or understand the struggle of Draco Malfoy.
You wouldn't know what really went on at the Quidditch World Cup.
You wouldn't know much about Snape's past.
You wouldn't know or understand the true depth of Harry's relation with Sirius.
You wouldn't know about Winky.
You wouldn't know about Dobby and his sacrifices.
You wouldn't know much about Horcrux's.
SeriouslyPlease, people. How is this so hard to understand?Seriously2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't call France, or any person who cosplays him, a rapist, because it is really offensive.
I mean, really goddamn rude and respectless. Both towards the character, the cosplayer, and towards any person who actually has been raped. It is not something fun, it is not a joke.
I have been through this so many times now, with people joking about France being a rapist, and it's so tiring.
First of all, this character represents a nation. A country where people live and it's not fun hearing such things about your country. I am not french but I still find this so offensive. Have some respect. (The same goes for any character in Hetalia who is being put in a bad light, such as being called a pedophile, a nazi or be represented as the maffia. Think about what you are doing.) Sure, it is all a joke and only for fun, you mean nothing serious with it, but people might just take it seriously and offensive. We're talking about
Sakura Con 2013WELL Sakura Con is just around the corner!! 8D I'm really excited that we get to go down to Seattle for Sakura Con this year, because for a while there we were pretty sure that it wasn't going to be possible for us to go at all considering that we have Banzaicon and GCFF/Supanova Expo right after it. But thanks to friends and getting our stuff together we managed to make it work! I can't wait to hang out with our con friends :3 and I also can't wait to meet all the people who have posted that they will be going to SC this year! So many new faces to meet, and so many familiar faces to catch up with 8D I'm looking forward to a nice, chill hang out con. More than likely we will just be hanging around the lobby near the fountains or up around the windows on the fourth floor outside the artist/dealers hall.Sakura Con 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Friday: Howl (Howl's Moving Castle)
Saturday: Fix it Felix Jr. (Wreck it Ralph)
Sunday: Casual, more than likely, as we'll only be there until ab
In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals12/29/12 UPDATE: The winner of the art portion of the contest is by . Thank you all for playing!In Perspective: A Stock + Art Contest - Semifinals3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
10/22/12 UPDATE: HAPPY 5 YEAR SENSHISTOCKAVERSARY! The randomly selected winner (thank you Random.org) of the stock portion is :iconTasastock:! Lucky #7 on the list! Congrats to her and thank you everyone for providing all these awesome images! NOW, LET THE ART PORTION BEGIN! Art entries should be submitted by note and are due December 17th!
SenshiStock’s 5 year Stockaversy is coming up so... It’s time for a new contest! This contest will have two parts to it and you are welcome to participate in either or both.
PART ONE: In Pose Reference Perspective - DONE!!
Get to know the real me in this interview...If you have 10 min to spare, you can get to know me in this intimate interview for the upcoming (hopefully) documentary "Cosplay Boom".Get to know the real me in this interview...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Todd has this innate way to ask questions that make you open up to him. I am so grateful for the opportunity to just talk and be myself. Todd is trying to make a documentary series on Cosplay full of these types of interviews, so please consider backing the "Cosplay Boom" kickstarter to help make this happen!
PRESENTS TIME!I had my DA profile's 1st birthday lately and it's nearly New Year and I'm having my birthday soon so I'm doing such a thing. I'm gonna draw pictures for ALL OF YOUPRESENTS TIME!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all you need to be my watcher
Secondly: send me a note which gonna tell me what you want. A link to a picture or if it's a book character just tell me what is it and I'll tell you if i know it. I really bad at drawing animals and backgrounds but I'll do my best...
There's something more! I'll do an extra drawing for my 40th watcher and 50th (now waiting for 70th probably won't happen)
The offer ends at the end of 15th year of my life so it's 30th January... Maybe longer
I'll try do do all of the drawings till the end of February..
SEND THAT MESSAGE TO ALL YOU KNOW!!!
ANBIME ST LOUIS!This weekend was Shutocon and next weekend is ANIME ST. LOUIS!ANBIME ST LOUIS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm SUPER Excited to be going as one of the guests for this convention!
I'll be hosting a few panels and will be serving as the MC for the Masqerade! I"M SUPER NERVOUS BUT EXCITED!!! EEP!
IF YOU GUYS ARE GOING COME PLAY WITH ME PLEASE ! I'm new to the area, and I'm bringing :iconCatalystSirene: with me! These are the panels I'm hosting, and if you are going to ASTL, PLEASE
Networking For Costumers: 8 PM in the Marquette Room
This panel is all about setting up all those social media sites for costumers- and learning the ins and outs of trying to meet friends in the community!
The Essentials of a Costume: 1 PM in LaSalle Room
This panel is the one I'm really looking forward too. If you aren't the greatest sewer I would really recommend you come to this panel! It's all about simplifying costumes and trying to figure out the easiest way to make your costume come to life. We will be talking a lot ab
InspiARTional vol. III__________________________________InspiARTional vol. III2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please favorite this journal so it can get more exposure.
One lucky deviant who adds this journal to their favorites will win 100 points.
In order to participate, you only have to this (you don't have to comment, or be a watcher).
The winner is AkatsukiKurohana.
Thank you for supporting my project, and I'm glad I got a positive feedback from all of you.
Previously featured artist was Oer-Wout and all of you had only praise for his lovely gallery.
Today I'm featuring talented fashion photographer from Indonesia.
Her gallery is filled with well lit and composed beauty shots.
Brenda is picturing women in both natural and glamorous way, showing their magical femininity and accentuating real beauty.
Enjoy the feature and make sure you visit her lovely gallery.
McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.
McCall's Patterns reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first...
We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me.
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ide
Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo helmet tutorial!Yai!Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo helmet tutorial!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good evening again.
Tonight I'm going to show you how I made my Full Hollow (Vasto Lorde) Ichigo's helmet (from Bleach).
Hopefully you will get some hints or tips.
This is not the only way to make a helmet/mask. I'm just going to show you how I figured everything out.
This was also my first time ever making something like this, so it's now perfect or anything!
Thanks for reading and let's get started! ^^
This is how the whole thing SHOULD look like. A mask and utterly ripped character with cool muscles (prolly have to hit the gym still at least 5 years to even achieve something like that).
Well, so what do we need?
-Plaster of Paris (bandage type, whole box costs around 20 dollars)
-Fingers (your own)
-Some modeling clay mass, I used the first one I found. Brown modeling mass which does not need any heating. (10 dollars a package)
-Black and white spray paint (any typ
RULES AND REGULATIONS19 Sept 2012RULES AND REGULATIONS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Original PlagiaristsWelcome to OfOneSoul's first issue of...Original Plagiarists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How To Be
... and for the Hell of it, the fictional fiction writer himself,
Richard Castle, will be hosting this article's .gifs.
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We're gonna be honest here, you guys. As touchy as the subject may be - it needs to be brought up, and [even more], it n