26. Inspirations and misadventures. Norwegian and Anishinaabe, bigender (they/them is always safe), addicted to tea, cooking, Miyazaki, Pacific Rim, Blackadder, Avatar/Korra, and several unhealthy crushes on dead guys. (Ulysses S. Grant is dreamy as hell.)

 

I’ve been sewing for fourteen years and on these hakama I’ve finally remembered to do three things:
-Hem the thing before you pleat the thing.
-Topstitch 3-6 inches down the side of a pleat to keep it perma-crisp
-Make your crotch curve steeper in the back if you have a sizable ass. And I do.

Maybe, just maybe, these won’t turn out crappy. Particularly since I accounted plenty of yardage for the pant legs, but nothing for the waistband and back loop…. and I overdyed this fabric custom… whoops…

Also I’m turning the hakama’s side slits into holes for 18th century style tie-on pockets… because screw Dragoncon with no pockets.

Jamie brought me snack cakes. He gets free plushies for life, needless to say.

Makin chicken lettuce wraps in hopes that a full belly will give me the energy to kick out these hakama the rest of the way

corporisfabrica:

The earliest known prosthesis, a toe from ancient Egypt. Dating back to the period 950 to 710 B.C.E, this wooden toe once belonged to an Egyptian noblewoman and would have assisted in walking, as well as contributing aesthetically. 

corporisfabrica:

The earliest known prosthesis, a toe from ancient Egypt. 
Dating back to the period 950 to 710 B.C.E, this wooden toe once belonged to an Egyptian noblewoman and would have assisted in walking, as well as contributing aesthetically. 

Call for Respect Meme in time for Dragoncon

sketch-macq:

I want to start a campaign to spread an attitude in the male geek community that says “Hey, let’s be respectful of people (most notably women, especially the scantily clad cosplayers). Let’s call out the guys that are being grabass dickbags.” I know there are a lot of existing hashtags and memes, “Cosplay is not consent” and such, but those are women standing up for themselves. Dickbags don’t respect women. It’s why they’re dickbags. We need to give potential dickbags a sense of community, like #DragonBrosUnite or something to make them aware that even their fellow Y cromosomeboys aren’t cool with their behavior.
Remember, you’re only as right as the number of people who agree with you. The “Fake Geek Girls” thing gained traction because some misogynist made a sticker, posted it, and other misogynists jumped on his dickbag bandwagon. We need a meme with a catchphrase that shares a sense of community and brotherhood.
Some ideas:
#DragonBrosUnite
#DontBeThatGuy
#SuperGeekBrothers
#ClassyGeek
#RespectingDatAss

Please post your ideas too, something just doesn’t grab me about these.

I love your idea, but you’re right, none of the names seem “right” (I like #Don’tbethatguy though) I’d avoid #ClassyGeek and anything with bro in it, just because it hearkens to the dudebros and “classy” guys (WHO JUST NEVER GET NOTICED BECAUSE THEY’RE GENTLEMEN) that you’re trying not to be. 

Also another suggestion- in addition to the hot girls who don’t want to be manhandled or harassed, could you also show some support for the fat girls who maybe decided to dress up as spandex-clad superheroines, too? Or the black girl cosplaying as Ariel? Or the crossplayers who maybe don’t “pass enough” in a lot of con-goers eyes? They suffer probably more from people talking shit about them and literally have no support outside of their communities and it’d really be appreciated to have a voice saying “Hey, dude, shut up-  it’s their cosplay”

lip-lock:

Birds Of A Feather | by Claire Rosen.

A brilliant live portrait series by Claire Rosen featuring vintage wallpaper backdrops to accentuate and highlight the colors of each bird, which range from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw.

As seen on: Honestly WTF.

(Source: clairerosenphoto.com)

celestialdeth:

Should I just keep going until I cosplay every character from Pacific Rim?

Dude, where’d you get your suspenders?

greatrunner:

crowtoed:

This is a spreadsheet I made because I noticed a trend with the women that Travis Beacham wrote in his extended canon… notably, their ultimate fate and what prompted it.
I didn’t include Mako or Sasha Kaidanovsky because they exist in movie canon- however I did include Alison Choi because more or less everything we know from her come from Beacham’s canons: Comic book and askbox.
So, in summation, if you want to survive in Beacham’s canon and you’re a woman (BECAUSE GENDERQUEER AND TRANS LADIES DON’T EXIST, LOL, SILLY TUMBLR FANS) your best bet is to get married and pop out a kid.

Um, yeah, can we stop invalidating and trivializing other female characters that:
a): are mentioned either by “Word of God #2” (Beacham) or other forms of canon.
b): have died (Jaeger Pilots and Royal Air Force) in a manner that’s context specific to their profession? 
c): are married with children, were married, or left their kid(s) in the capable hands of others the pursuit for their career(s)?
Primarily because they don’t appear in the film? Because that’s shitty.
Beacham’s a shitlord and I’m the last person to defend him; especially since he thinks particular disabilities can be cured with mind-bending romance, or using teenage girls (Naomi) to instigate fights between brothers is hard-hitting drama.
But I am so sick and tired of pacrim fandom thinking they’re somehow functioning as champions of female characters in this series by implying that a dozen or so women in Pac Rim’s canon are somehow invalidated or “non-canon” because the author(s) —- del Toro is more or less responsible for their fates as much as Beacham is—- killed them, had them choose not to raise a kid after having one, but left him in capable hands (Monica), or were only allowed to live because they got married and had children.That really didn’t work out for Angela Hansen: You know, the civilian who was killed after she got married Herc Hansen and had a kid (Chuck)?
That’s no less problematic or wrong than having the lot of them die off-screen, and decide not to pay them an inkling of attention via motion picture by choosing sequel over prequel, considering the grand majority of characters mentioned are not just women, but Women of Color.
Monica leaving Newt to her lover, Jacob, and his brother (Illia), that was del Toro’s explicit contribution to the film’s so-called “paracanon”, not Beacham. Everything from the Drift Space feature is Guillermo del Toro until he decides to say otherwise.
Also, everything you know about Alison Choi (someone I gather shouldn’t count among this list because, she was mentioned in the movie, therefore, according to you, making her “more canon” than her peers)? Mentioned at the beginning of the movie circa Tendo’s skeevy conversation with the Beckets. Her marriage to Tendo, her specific profession in the Shatterdome and child got mentioned in the novelization via Tendo. Her ties to Tendo were mentioned in artbook, which lists her as Tendo’s “next of kin”.
She’s never mentioned in Tales From Year Zero (the comics) at all, and all Beacham does is confirm that she’s married to Tendo and works at the Shatterdome and thus far he’s only mentioned her once via ask, well over a year ago in 2013.
It’s one thing to skewer “Word of God #2” for his shitty treatment of women he created or had a hand in creating, queerbaiting and refusing to name or acknowledge Transgender Men, Women, or Genderqueer individuals in general by playing coy with vague answers.
It’s another to want to erase or devalue the grand majority of marginalized women that exist in the canon already because they didn’t appear in the movie, died, decided not to raise kids, disappeared, or were constructed around the problematic structure of an author who is a die-hard sexist trope follower.

I am not de-valuing your favs. I am pissed at the man who did that for you. 
In addition to queerbaiting and making awful and scientifically irresponsible storytelling decisions about Caitlin’s medications, Beacham simultaneously brought up and slapped down female representation in his extended canon. So many woc are dead (believe me, when I heard about Illisapie Flint, an indigenous pilot, I was elated- then I saw that there was nothing to be heard about her other than she had died. While I believe in the innovation of headcanon, it only goes so far when the creator’s an uncooperative dick) IN ADDITION to being undeveloped. And yes, a good chunk of this list are jaeger pilots, so it makes sense- for movie canon to be set- for them to be dead.
But what I was getting at here was why does Beacham tell and not show? Why does he only show or mention paternal relationships between characters and ignore the maternal- even to the extent of keeping Vanessa’s relationship particulars with Hermann vague and forcing the fans to do all the work (and to some extent starting a lot of bullshit between us) because he doesn’t just queerbait, he representationbaits.
I know for some fans a name and an ethnicity= representation, but for me it doesn’t mean anything until it gets some representation outside of Beacham’s askbox. And let’s face it, Beacham probably wasn’t waiting for a rubber stamp from Guillermo and Legendary to reply with his version of canon, which was scant and teasing. He would divulge in detail about one thing, but the second we wanted to know things like Hermann’s relationship with his mother or what the Hydra Corinthian pilots were like or who the queer pilots were he was completely mum. That we’d “just have to wait”. So then what was the point of telling us in the first place?
(And as for Monica, there’s no source whatsoever about why she chose not to raise Newt. Personally I think it’s Beacham’s lack of ability to write mothers. That’s why he had them killed or kept it vague)

greatrunner:

crowtoed:

This is a spreadsheet I made because I noticed a trend with the women that Travis Beacham wrote in his extended canon… notably, their ultimate fate and what prompted it.

I didn’t include Mako or Sasha Kaidanovsky because they exist in movie canon- however I did include Alison Choi because more or less everything we know from her come from Beacham’s canons: Comic book and askbox.

So, in summation, if you want to survive in Beacham’s canon and you’re a woman (BECAUSE GENDERQUEER AND TRANS LADIES DON’T EXIST, LOL, SILLY TUMBLR FANS) your best bet is to get married and pop out a kid.

Um, yeah, can we stop invalidating and trivializing other female characters that:

  • a): are mentioned either by “Word of God #2” (Beacham) or other forms of canon.
  • b): have died (Jaeger Pilots and Royal Air Force) in a manner that’s context specific to their profession? 
  • c): are married with children, were married, or left their kid(s) in the capable hands of others the pursuit for their career(s)?

Primarily because they don’t appear in the film? Because that’s shitty.

Beacham’s a shitlord and I’m the last person to defend him; especially since he thinks particular disabilities can be cured with mind-bending romance, or using teenage girls (Naomi) to instigate fights between brothers is hard-hitting drama.

But I am so sick and tired of pacrim fandom thinking they’re somehow functioning as champions of female characters in this series by implying that a dozen or so women in Pac Rim’s canon are somehow invalidated or “non-canon” because the author(s) —- del Toro is more or less responsible for their fates as much as Beacham is—- killed them, had them choose not to raise a kid after having one, but left him in capable hands (Monica), or were only allowed to live because they got married and had children.That really didn’t work out for Angela Hansen: You know, the civilian who was killed after she got married Herc Hansen and had a kid (Chuck)?

That’s no less problematic or wrong than having the lot of them die off-screen, and decide not to pay them an inkling of attention via motion picture by choosing sequel over prequel, considering the grand majority of characters mentioned are not just women, but Women of Color.

Monica leaving Newt to her lover, Jacob, and his brother (Illia), that was del Toro’s explicit contribution to the film’s so-called “paracanon”, not Beacham. Everything from the Drift Space feature is Guillermo del Toro until he decides to say otherwise.

Also, everything you know about Alison Choi (someone I gather shouldn’t count among this list because, she was mentioned in the movie, therefore, according to you, making her “more canon” than her peers)? Mentioned at the beginning of the movie circa Tendo’s skeevy conversation with the Beckets. Her marriage to Tendo, her specific profession in the Shatterdome and child got mentioned in the novelization via Tendo. Her ties to Tendo were mentioned in artbook, which lists her as Tendo’s “next of kin”.

She’s never mentioned in Tales From Year Zero (the comics) at all, and all Beacham does is confirm that she’s married to Tendo and works at the Shatterdome and thus far he’s only mentioned her once via ask, well over a year ago in 2013.

It’s one thing to skewer “Word of God #2” for his shitty treatment of women he created or had a hand in creating, queerbaiting and refusing to name or acknowledge Transgender Men, Women, or Genderqueer individuals in general by playing coy with vague answers.

It’s another to want to erase or devalue the grand majority of marginalized women that exist in the canon already because they didn’t appear in the movie, died, decided not to raise kids, disappeared, or were constructed around the problematic structure of an author who is a die-hard sexist trope follower.

I am not de-valuing your favs. I am pissed at the man who did that for you. 

In addition to queerbaiting and making awful and scientifically irresponsible storytelling decisions about Caitlin’s medications, Beacham simultaneously brought up and slapped down female representation in his extended canon. So many woc are dead (believe me, when I heard about Illisapie Flint, an indigenous pilot, I was elated- then I saw that there was nothing to be heard about her other than she had died. While I believe in the innovation of headcanon, it only goes so far when the creator’s an uncooperative dick) IN ADDITION to being undeveloped. And yes, a good chunk of this list are jaeger pilots, so it makes sense- for movie canon to be set- for them to be dead.

But what I was getting at here was why does Beacham tell and not show? Why does he only show or mention paternal relationships between characters and ignore the maternal- even to the extent of keeping Vanessa’s relationship particulars with Hermann vague and forcing the fans to do all the work (and to some extent starting a lot of bullshit between us) because he doesn’t just queerbait, he representationbaits.

I know for some fans a name and an ethnicity= representation, but for me it doesn’t mean anything until it gets some representation outside of Beacham’s askbox. And let’s face it, Beacham probably wasn’t waiting for a rubber stamp from Guillermo and Legendary to reply with his version of canon, which was scant and teasing. He would divulge in detail about one thing, but the second we wanted to know things like Hermann’s relationship with his mother or what the Hydra Corinthian pilots were like or who the queer pilots were he was completely mum. That we’d “just have to wait”. So then what was the point of telling us in the first place?

(And as for Monica, there’s no source whatsoever about why she chose not to raise Newt. Personally I think it’s Beacham’s lack of ability to write mothers. That’s why he had them killed or kept it vague)