I really don’t understand people who criticize cosplayers who they think are only dressing up “for attention”
of course we want fucking attention
If I spent three months making giant angel wings and a sparkly leotard and then took two hours to paint myself blue with yellow spots YOU HAD BETTER FUCKING LOOK AT ME
♥ -it! - Support the artist
One week until I’m in Orlando!
…and I still have two cosplays to finish. One still needs a lot of work.
Anyone else in the same boat?
Don’t forget to submit your cosplay pictures to me throughout Leaky :)
Three cosplays, two costumes, all still need finishing touches. And the Ball dress I still haven’t started on.}
I Have to Finish That Cosplay But I Don’t Wanna Take Off My Clothes: A Memoir.
color scheme meme - Eight with 8
Acrilics (all six of them ._.).
I really need to buy more colours…
It’d be so awesome.
(The problem is, many of the people involved are still alive, so telling all the dirt becomes complicated…)
The First Doctor has that special skill of saying “Sir” and making it sound like “fuck you”.
THIS. The essence of Doctor Who.
(Source: blueboxtraveller, via gallifraey)
Steven Moffat frequently asks the audience to think one thing about a character and then turns around to put it into question.
We are asked to laugh about Miss Evangelista and her lack of intelligence. It’s not an unsympathetic portrayal, but in the end comments like "couldn’t tell the difference between the escape pod and the bathroom - we had to go back for her… twice" are meant to incite amusement. But in the moment of her death, it comes back to haunt us: "Don’t tell the others, they’ll only laugh." There couldn’t be a more poignant reminder that this was in fact a person with thoughts and a person who suffered under the treatment of others at that.
Similarly, with the exception of a few glimpses which belie her perceptiveness and wit, Elizabeth I spends much of TDotD as comic relief and romantic conquest. It connects seamlessly to the caricature presented during the RTD era. But by the end of the episode, "the arrogance that typifies their kind" does not only apply to the Zygons, men in general or the Doctor in particular. It becomes a reminder of a misjudgement by the audience. Because Elizabeth not only defeats the Zygon disguised as her, but she figures out the Zygons’ entire plan and contributes considerably to saving her kingdom.
The Impossble Girl arc represents this scenario on a grand scale. "Right then, Clara Oswald. Time to find out who you are." - With The Snowmen at the latest, Clara’s story becomes a guessing game. The Doctor views Clara as a mystery and the audience is there alongside with him. But not only is this approach challenged repeatedly throughout the series, from Emma’s admonition ("She’s a perfectly ordinary girl… isn’t that enough?") to the Doctor’s behaviour scaring Clara in JttCotT, the final reveal is nothing short of a subversion. Because Clara wasn’t a mystery to be solved, wasn’t someone else’s daughter, wasn’t a trap or a gift… but just Clara, an ordinary woman, whose choice saved the Doctor’ life.
Ultimately, I think there are reasons to dislike these creative decisions. They play a deceptive game with the audience, after all, and while I personally enjoy that, I’d understand if it wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea. But critiques I’ve seen of these characters almost exclusively ignore that this reversal is even taking place. And that’s wrong.
Classic Who Men Are Awesome→ Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
All hail the Brig. And the ‘stache.
He’s also in two Big Finish Eight stories (well, kinda) and his voice is delicious.
Leading HIV researchers lost as flight MH17 is downed in Ukraine - Telegraph
The attacked Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying more than 100 of the world’s leading Aids experts who were flying to an international conference in Melbourne, including the HIV researcher and “true humanitarian” Joep Lange.
The victims, which have left the international HIV research community in mourning, included staff from the World Health Organisation and medical researchers, health workers and activists who were due to attend the twentieth International Aids Conference. Glenn Thomas, a Geneva-based WHO media adviser, is also believed to have been aboard.
Dr Lange, a Dutchman, who was on board with his wife Jacqueline van Tongeren, was a former president of the International Aids Society and has been researching HIV for 30 years. He has authored more than 350 papers and helped lead the fight for the availability of affordable treatments across Asia and Africa.
Dr Lange’s death immediately triggered a series of condolences and tributes on social media.
This sounds too much of a coincidence to actually be a coincidence…
(Source: uppercased, via cpt-tightpants)
damn the pope about to preach some sick verses
the guy beatboxing behind him
"the guy" is the italian president
P-Francis and the Prez
ladysugarquill requested Charley and Eight dancing, but neglected to specify what kind of dance…
I’m still taking art requests! I may be slow about them, but I promise all requests until July 24th will be filled in full color. Go ahead, send me something weird. I’ll probably have fun with it.
This is adorable :3
life update: crying because cosplaying Dune is impossible.
friendly reminder that Harry Potter once cast a full Patronus in the middle of a Quidditch game in front of the whole fucking school, two years before he was even supposed to be taught what a Patronus is.
The Ghost of Barry Fairbrother
Argentina. 27. Harry Potter. Fanartist. Fanficcer. Writer, Wrocker (or trying to).
Doctor Who. Danny Phantom. Joss Whedon. Darren Criss. Literature. Anime. Movies.
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