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
Kingdom Bros! and FanimeKingdom BrosKingdom Bros! and Fanime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! So as we're preparing for Fanime we managed to fit in the filming of a series we've been waiting to do for a while. We filmed the first 2 episodes of Kingdom Bros this weekend and all went really well. So I am pleased to present, Kingdom Bros!
We'll be working on a lot of projects during the summer. Kingdom Bros, Murmbering Crows (Blue Exorcist) Part II, a handful of CMVs and much much more (Fox and Box??? HAH we're behind in doing the finale for that BABY STEPS, we're procrastinators XD)
So I'm not 100% sure on when I'm going to be wearing my cosplays for Fanime, but I can say WHAT I am cosplaying! It'll be:
-Remus (Harry Potter: The Marauders)
-Blood (Alice in the Country of Hearts)
-Luke Fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
Still sorting out some plans with other folks, but those are the cosplays that I'm bringing
I absolutely cannot WAIT for Fanime, I
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
Buying Online - [Good and Ugly][PhotoBomber] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com]Buying Online - [Good and 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
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 Update4 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!
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)4 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
Fanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros BloopersFanimeFanime 2012, Youtube and Kingdom Bros Bloopers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First things first, we leave for Fanime in 4 days!!!! 8D I'm getting all shaky-peeing-chihuahua just thinking about it. We're staying with caineyamiyasha and TerrorSprinkles who are gonna pick us up on Wednesday and show us around their neck of the woods which I'm greatly looking forward to. We don't get to spend very much time with them, so that little vacation day will be awesome I'm sure. Not to mention the con itself is sure to be a blast. I can't wait to meet all the folks who're going please comment and let me know what you're planning to bring for that awesome MUTLTISTALK effect 8D I also look forward to meeting up with people I've met before, because let's face it we only get to see each other once or twice a year and that's just too little-a-timeframe I really hope I get to meet as many people as possible, because that's the reason I go to cons! XD So as per usual please don't be afraid to come say hi! No matter what, you're not a bother, I'm not going to knoc
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 Youtube4 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!
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 wig3 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
[ANIMAL GUIDE]||[HOME]|[INDEX]||[ANIMAL GUIDE]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
These are the animals of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra which are found within the clan's territories. This journal should be used as reference for roleplay, and even possibly backstory to add more diversity of events within your cats past. Did they hunt this? Possibly gained an item from them? Only creature which is an original design is the Sea Serpent of Avatar which is owned by the groups founder, all other critters belong to the Avatar franchise, please enjoy!
Also please note for the time being the Sea Serpent image is not the legit one for the group
= Not prey
[Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red]:bulletwhit
N2U ReviewThis is a rather late journal, as N2U was 2 weeks ago XD but better late than never! N2U was a blast it's a smaller con, but smaller cons usually means more intimate experiences and that's exactly what N2U was. We made lots of fast friends and saw most people more than once so I feel like we really got spend time with people at this con which was awesomeN2U Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to give a huge thanks to the staff who all worked their asses off to make the con happen and who were all extremely welcoming and kind to us Special thanks to our guest liaison, :iconcult-clueless: who made sure that we were taken care of in all respects
We arrived late Thursday night and were greeted at the aiport by Naru, the con chair, and Cult-Clueless. They had brought us both bouquets of flowers and chocolate truffles! What an awesome welcoming party! We were pretty damn impressed by that :3
After checking in we went to bed because by that time it was about 1am XD
We explored the secti
COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTESTThe Legend of Korra is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and now’s your chance to be a part of the incredible panel!COMIC-CON 2013 KORRA FAN ART CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting right now, you can ENTER OUR COMIC-CON FAN ART CONTEST, that will be judged by Korra creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will choose a handful of their favorite fan creations to display during our LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Go to korranation.tumblr.com/submit http://korranation.tumblr.com/submit and submit your original LoK artwork for consideration. Any art submitted must be your own personal work. Contest ends next Wednesday 7/10 at 5pm EST and winning pieces will be displayed by Mike and Bryan at the LoK Comic-Con panel on 7/19.
Good luck to you all!
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~!
Devious Journal EntryABOUT USING MY PHOTOSDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people send me message to get permission to use my photos for something. Pity, I dont have enough time to answer everyone, so I want to write this entry with all possible answers.
First of all, my art is free to use for any UNPROFITABLE works. I took photos for free, I put a lot of efforts in my work, and I dont want other people use it for self-profit. If you want use photos to made profit, you NEED contact me first and get my written permission.
Before I saw people who sold things on ebay using my photos or even sold my photos. What can I say? I dont want to see it again. I am a lawyer and I am tired to see such a shameless behavior.
Also I hope that everyone will write names of cosplayer and me, and put links on us. As you can see I dont write copyrights on my photos, I dont want them destroy composition and feel of photos. But it doesnt mean that photos dont have any owner >_>
I am always very happy when people using my photos as art re
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 Con3 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
Forget last journal, BOOK 2 PREMIER SEPTEMBER 13I dont know where the last poster got that info from but this time i have a solid source, coming from Bryan Konietzko himself.Forget last journal, BOOK 2 PREMIER SEPTEMBER 132 years ago in Personal More Like This
BOOK 2 PREMIER: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 7pm
Prepare yourselves, "Legend of Korra" fans. The physical world and the spirit world will soon collide on the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon series -- posing the biggest threat yet for Korra -- when Book 2 premieres on Sept. 13. And we have an exclusive sneak peek at the action for you now!
Sure, Republic City is free of Amon and the Equalists thanks to Korra, but now it's been six months, and "she and her friends will face impossible new dangers," the promo reveals.
Korra -- the only one who can bend water, earth, fire, and now air -- is not sure she can handle all the responsibility. "Maybe I'm not ready to be the Avatar," she confes
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.
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
Hidden Blade How To GuideBONUS HAS BEEN EDITED TO INCLUDE NEW INFOHidden Blade How To Guide5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes I'm talking about the Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade, note that this design will extend out to how far you flex your hand, will retract when you let go of the trigger and lock if you choose to continue to the Bonus and read how to make it lock.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!! <3
Please don't go around stabbing people and such this is purely for cosplay, I'm in no way responsible for your actions, or what you do with this design.
A big thanks goes out to :iconicedsteelwolf: for not only helping my on this project but figuring most of it out, grazie a mia fratello non avrei potuto farlo senza di voi.
***New Video Included on how the blade looks when it extends and retracts***
How to make the Hidden Blade.
Heres the links to the picture tutorials, accompanied with the written tutorial making you
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
Girl Scouts of AmericaThe Girl Scouts of America are marvellously allowing transgender girls (male-to-female) to join their ranks However, this group and their associates have decided that hate and discrimination are better ideologies for the Girl Scouts.Girl Scouts of America4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Children are innocent. Don't subject them to your transphobia or hatred. Let the adults shoulder that if you really have to throw your faeces at someone.
All I can think of is how hurt these poor little girl scouts must be. They already deal with enough, being born in the wrong body. Now you're telling them that they're bad people for something that they can't help? I'll tell you what. I wouldn't feel safe sending my daughter into a girl scout troop with a bunch of hateful Bible thumpers. I'd much rather send my daughter in with a troop that offers positive messages of un-conditional love and acceptance for mankind.
Keep in mind that the same group is trying to boycott the Girl Scouts
Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your piecesThis tutorial is based on how to use Smooth-on's Oomoo- and Smooth-cast series materials for cosplay purposes. There is little special too about using fiberglass instead of smooth-cast. Hope you enjoy!Cosplay Tutorial: Molding and casting your pieces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Lets get started!
"I need five identically same looking parts like in that center of the picture for my cosplay but making them one by one would take LOTS of time. What to do?"
If you have the right materials then the answer is simple: "Make one sharp prototype of that piece then mold it and cast it."
Here are the materials you need:
- Modelling paste for making the prototype (or what ever material you like. It won't affect to the final product)
- Smooth-On's Oomoo 25 or 30 for making the mold (mold max 20-40 works too but it' need more skill to use. So i recommend Oomoo)
- Smooth-On's Smoothcast series for casting (i recommend smooth-cast 320 because it is easy to paint with spray paint)
(Smooth-On got lot of resellers in few countries. Here in Finland is Silcom.fi who sells their p
Devious Journal EntryFIRST OFF, I want to tell you guys something, because it is super important for you to understand this.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you guys come up to us at conventions and start shaking or crying and explaining, "how much we've done for you" with our weird videos and weird selves, don't you everrr feel like you are wasting our time and you should never ever feel the need to apologize to us for telling us your very personal stories or for crying, or anything! You are never wasting our time, and when you take a moment to talk to us about such personal things that happened in your life, we are honored & it reminds us that we do these silly things not for our own amusement, but for you as well. I say it all the time but you guys keep us going, and I mean it. When you tell us these things, I can't help but want to just take you over to a less crowded area and hug you and cry with you. I'm telling you all of this because I want you all to know that expressing yourself