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blithefool:

bellechere:

beccapaintmore:

Various ways of making armor and weapons.

Links-

http://www.kamuicosplay.com/tutorials

http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

http://www.amethyst-angel.com/cb/special_papermache.html

http://kurerukreatis.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-tutorial-Helmet-of-Wow-328220166

http://www.amethyst-angel.com/cb/ffvii_cloudpauldron_wonderflex.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Paper-Resin-and-Fiberglass-to-be-the-Maste/?ALLSTEPS

BONUS

Armour from foam flooring tiles - http://bioweapons.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/mass-effect-n7-armor-build/

http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

http://cast-a-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/resin-casting-step-by-step.html

RELEVANT

I’m looking forward to making Promethea (Sophie) later on this year. And Nightmare.

Amazing.

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hollowcrownfans:

Thrilled to read via @DickLeFenwick an airdate for Hamlet!

HAMLET: BBC Radio 4 - Monday, 24th March at 2:15pm.

Cast also includes The Hollow Crown’s own James Laurenson as Polonius (currently Exeter in Jude Law’s Henry V production!) & Sleepy Hollow’s Tom Mison (in Photo above with Jamie) as Laertes!

Exciting stuff!

 

Sources: Jamie Parker & http://www.tom-mison.com/

Excellent. I’ll have to try and remember this as I always tend to forget about these things.

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scienceisbeauty:

Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol II has been released. Few months ago I posted here about Vol I and Vol III, and now with Vol II, all the work is done. Enjoy of the best undergraduate physics book of all time for free:
Main site
Vol I (mainly mechanics, radiation and heat) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.
Vol II (mainly electromagnetism and matter) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.
Vol III (quantum mechanics) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.

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scienceisbeauty:

Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol II has been released. Few months ago I posted here about Vol I and Vol III, and now with Vol II, all the work is done. Enjoy of the best undergraduate physics book of all time for free:

Main site

Vol I (mainly mechanics, radiation and heat) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.

Vol II (mainly electromagnetism and matter) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.

Vol III (quantum mechanics) served by: Caltech, The Feynman Lectures Website.

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notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!
Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.
Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.
Take care, be safe.

notyrqueer:

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!

Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.

Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.

Take care, be safe.

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whathasbeenlost:

HEY WRITERS OF ALL KINDS AND AGES AND MAYBE EVEN DNDERS OR TABLETOP GAMERS ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING SUPER RAD? I HOPE SO ‘CAUSE 

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RANDOM

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MAP

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GENERATOR

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EDITING FEATURES AVAILABLE

IT DOESN’T REALLY DO LAND MASSES OR ANYTHING BUT IT SURE AS HELL WILL MAP THAT CITY/VILLAGE/SHIP/DUNGEON/WHATEVER THAT YOU’VE BEEN MEANING TO MAP OUT FOR YOU

SO FUCKING GO WILD

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Here’s my ginger cake recipe, frankensteined together from about three different sources. It’s tasty as hell and keeps really well - it won’t go stale immediately (so you can go through one by yourself) and even improves with freezing. The simple vanilla water icing is delicious and adds a little texture.
150g butter 1.4 dl dark or cane syrup 2.4 dl sugar (whatever you have, I use a mix of granulated and brown) 2.4 dl milk 2 tsp cinnamon 1.5 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp each of cardamom, cloves, and/or allspice 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 4.6 dl plain flour (I mix in some spelt, too)
for icing: 5 tbsp icing sugar water vanilla, whatever kind you have (extract, paste, beans, etc.)
Measure the butter, syrup, sugar, milk, and spices into a largish saucepan
Bring to a boil, mixing until uniform. This helps with combining the heavy and sticky ingredients as well as bringing out the flavours of the spices.
Take off the heat and let cool. You can pour the mixture into a bowl if you want to speed this up, but I hate doing dishes so. Set the oven to pre-heat to 160 degrees Celsius.
While waiting, measure out your flour and baking powder, and grease a cake tin. Bundt and loaf tins work well, because the cake is sturdy enough to support some height.
Mix in the eggs, once the mixture is cool enough to not turn them into scramble.
Mix in the flour and baking powder until the batter is uniform in colour. I usually just use a fork. The batter will look a little lumpy, which is okay as long as you’ve incorporated all the dry ingredients.
Pour into the tin and bake for 50 - 55 minutes.
Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes, then turn out. Let cool completely before icing.
For the icing, combine 5 tbsp of icing sugar to just under 1 tbsp of water. Mix vigorously (I use a fork here as well.) If the icing is too runny, add icing sugar. If it’s too thick, add a couple drops of water. Once the consistency looks about right, add the vanilla, the equivalent of half a bean or thereabouts.
Drizzle over the cooled cake, trying to avoid the jizzed-upon look

Here’s my ginger cake recipe, frankensteined together from about three different sources. It’s tasty as hell and keeps really well - it won’t go stale immediately (so you can go through one by yourself) and even improves with freezing. The simple vanilla water icing is delicious and adds a little texture.

150g butter
1.4 dl dark or cane syrup
2.4 dl sugar (whatever you have, I use a mix of granulated and brown)
2.4 dl milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp each of cardamom, cloves, and/or allspice
2 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
4.6 dl plain flour (I mix in some spelt, too)

for icing:
5 tbsp icing sugar
water
vanilla, whatever kind you have (extract, paste, beans, etc.)

  1. Measure the butter, syrup, sugar, milk, and spices into a largish saucepan
  2. Bring to a boil, mixing until uniform. This helps with combining the heavy and sticky ingredients as well as bringing out the flavours of the spices.
  3. Take off the heat and let cool. You can pour the mixture into a bowl if you want to speed this up, but I hate doing dishes so. Set the oven to pre-heat to 160 degrees Celsius.
  4. While waiting, measure out your flour and baking powder, and grease a cake tin. Bundt and loaf tins work well, because the cake is sturdy enough to support some height.
  5. Mix in the eggs, once the mixture is cool enough to not turn them into scramble.
  6. Mix in the flour and baking powder until the batter is uniform in colour. I usually just use a fork. The batter will look a little lumpy, which is okay as long as you’ve incorporated all the dry ingredients.
  7. Pour into the tin and bake for 50 - 55 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes, then turn out. Let cool completely before icing.
  9. For the icing, combine 5 tbsp of icing sugar to just under 1 tbsp of water. Mix vigorously (I use a fork here as well.) If the icing is too runny, add icing sugar. If it’s too thick, add a couple drops of water. Once the consistency looks about right, add the vanilla, the equivalent of half a bean or thereabouts.
  10. Drizzle over the cooled cake, trying to avoid the jizzed-upon look

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"I ain’t worried about anything any more, squire," said Nicholas. "On account of having been dead these last hundred and twenty years."
“If you’re dead,” I said before I could stop myself, “how come we’re talking?”
“You must have a touch of the sight,” said Nicholas. “Some of the old Palladino.” He looked at me closely. “Touch of that from your father, maybe? Dockman, was he, sailor, some such thing, he gave you that good curly hair and them lips?”
“Can you prove you’re dead?” I asked.
“Whatever you say, squire,” said Nicholas, and stepped forward into the light.
He was transparent, the way holograms in films are transparent. Three-dimensional, definitely really there and fucking transparent. I could see right through him to the white tent the forensic team had set up to protect the area around the body.
Right, I thought, just because you’ve gone mad doesn’t mean you should stop acting like a policeman.
“Can you tell me what you saw?” I asked.
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
where protagonist Peter Grant shows he’s well versed in the art of just going with it (via linpatootie)

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benedizzle-cumberwubwubwub:

snowcappedrose:

askfemspookmania:

pokemon1208:

So I was wondering if anyone else was aware of this but if you hold           ”Z” + “C” this comes up so you can literally post something while you’re in the middle of your dash and you won’t have to open a new tab or go back to the top.
((credit goes to the 3 year old who thought it would be funny to hit my keyboard while she watching me scroll through tumblr))

*gasps*

Holy shit I did not know that. That is awesome

THIS SHIT JUST FUCKING CHANGED MY LIFE

benedizzle-cumberwubwubwub:

snowcappedrose:

askfemspookmania:

pokemon1208:

So I was wondering if anyone else was aware of this but if you hold           ”Z” + “C” this comes up so you can literally post something while you’re in the middle of your dash and you won’t have to open a new tab or go back to the top.

((credit goes to the 3 year old who thought it would be funny to hit my keyboard while she watching me scroll through tumblr))

*gasps*

Holy shit I did not know that. That is awesome

THIS SHIT JUST FUCKING CHANGED MY LIFE

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