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Aug 25

the-city-mouse:

Followers! Help me out? I want more new music. I’ve been on a huge My Chemical Romance kick recently, but I think what appeals to me most about MCR is their goth overtones and their weird art-rock shit. My favourite album of theirs is Danger Days. I want more music like that, that’s fun and pop-punk-ish but also dark and written with some amount of complexity, but googling “punk- and goth-influenced art-rock” isn’t exactly turning up anything good. I already listen to Fall Out Boy (yes, now you all know my shame and may judge me at will) but they’re not quite what I’m looking for. Anyone have ideas? Bonus points if the bands have ladies in them!

Not a lot is coming to mind, but maybe Human Sexual Response (Land of the Glass Pinecones is one of my faves) or maybe the Feelies?


Jul 12

Brains: sewing your finger to an embroidery project

zaflikescreepydolls:

eixomoxie:

zaflikescreepydolls:

More.

Than.

Once.

Done this. When you pick up your hand and the project goes with it and you’re like “…my calluses are worse than anticipated.”

That’s exactly it! Embroidery needles are tiny and sharp, so it’s way too easy to just grab a piece of dry skin or the very top layer of a callus and just not notice.

Also it is kinda hilarious to try to set a project down and not be able to…

Gah! I used to do this all the time when I commuted 4 hours a day. I’d be particularly prone to it going home, just sleepily stitching myself to my work.

It makes you feel like a special kind of monster to yawn while ripping stitching out of your hand in front of a train of commuters.

It also earns you lots of space on public transport.

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Jun 28
“As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like “awesome” and “wonderful” like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word “amazing” to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted “amazing” on a fucking sandwich.”

Louis C.K.  (via jasfuckinq)

Louis C.K. is also a person who believes you don’t become a “man” until you have a baby, so I’m gonna keep describing my damned-by-God and sexually reproducing sandwiches with modern slang words evolved from phrases used to describe awe and wonder.

(via bzedan)

but bzedan, think of all the babies, oh god the babies!!!!!  the next time you meet a really great baby just call it one mofo of a sandwich… ;)

"the next time you meet a really great baby just call it one mofo of a sandwich"

Omfg atelier-mame I am dying.

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Jun 19

zaflikescreepydolls:

nemiworshipper:

"Never without my permission." Remember that.

This is the first time I can ever remember seeing the issue of consent come up in a film. It might actually be the only time I’ve seen it spelled out so perfectly blunt in a film. There is absolutely no chance of misinterpretation here; Corbin takes liberties, he is told no, and he responds to the no. “I shouldn’t have done that. It was wrong to kiss you.” That was really important to see in a film. 

And aside from that, this is the best film ever and I love their whole relationship from start to finish. 

This post brought to you by alcohol and a deep love of Milla Jovovich. 

Yes!

What is interesting is reading a slightly earlier script, Leeloo and Korben have a much more noir, dame/detective relationship. They kiss and touch and love more. There’s more direction about how they look at each other, the Diva asks Korben about their love, etc. It’s goofy stuff that is clearly a holdover from Luc Besson writing this story since he was a teen.

And even in that, this scene is there:

INT LIVING ROOM. CORNELIUS’ APARTMENT
#64#

Korben gently kisses the girl’s cheeks, but she doesn’t respond. He looks around then kisses her on the lips. The girl’s eyes snap open. When Korben straightens up he discovered his own gun jammed under his chin.

GIRL
(angry)
Eto Akta Gamat!

KORBEN
You were right, I was wrong! I shouldn’t have kissed you…

Korben made a mistake and acknowledged it and Leeloo takes the full range of what happened there into account in their relationship later (by which I mean, how they work/relate to each other, not their lovey times relationship, which isn’t actually very much “love” until they’re at the end of the world).

I could talk about this movie forever, particularly since I just ingested all the special features. Which, btw, fully confirms Chase’s off-hand comment that The Fifth Element is essentially a Heavy Metal/Metal Hurlant story.

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May 24

hair cair

brigidkeely:

saargasm:

Since the hair care industry is complete bullshit and I am (as far as hair’s concerned) low maintenance to the max, I wanted to try something different, with help from this article and others. I chopped my hair off on Mother’s Day, washed it the following Tuesday to get all the product out, and have been “rinsing” it in the shower every other day since.

I needs to wash it today, though; I can’t take it anymore. It weighs down on my scalp. It doesn’t move in the wind. I hate touching it. Whenever I scratch my head, I come way with considerable whiteness under my fingernails. I’ve been brushing my hair out every day with a natural bristle brush, and I’ve read that my scalp has to get used to the break in the “strip all grease/make tons more to compensate” cycle, but buuuuh it’s been gross.

There has to be some middle ground. Dry shampoo? Soap? A different, less harsh shampoo? What did people in the ’50s and before use? That’s what gets me…people used to wash their hair like, once a week with no ill effects. I’ll continue to experiment, but for now, it’s spring cleaning time.

Unfortunately that means I can’t do this anymore. Maybe someday!

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There are certain hair types/textures and scalp types that do well with less shampooing. Mine is not one of them. I went no-poo for… six months?… while working at a hippy type place where I was not the only person doing it. I wound up wearing a wool hat every day to soak up the extra oil. I got tired of feeling gross and dirty all the time and went back to shampoo, although I try to use unscented or low scented and SLS free because of my personal skin issues.

Yeah, hair is some weird stuff that has a lot of variables. My partner HAS to wash his hair at least once a week or gross oil happens. I can literally forget for a month (even when it was long) and it is not a problem as long as I get it wet sometimes.

Straighter/finer hair seems to do well often with dry shampoos, from what I’ve seen on others, but finding one you like can be a bitch.


Apr 22

zaflikescreepydolls:

bzedan:

zaflikescreepydolls:

livingggg:

moon-medicine:

garden nailz :)

if i ever get married, i want these to be my wedding nails!! so lovely! actually can these just be my nails 24/7?

bzedan
!

Forever wish I lived a life that allowed for dimensional nail art.

What if you cured them under acrylic or the uv gel coating? That is a serious inquiry, I’m not actually sure how either of those materials works.

Also. Would you do this to my nails if I brought some tiny flowers? :3

You know, I will test something like this under the gel polish I have and see. It’d make me more comfortable doing this for you (‘cause it’d last). So I shall test and let you know! Because it I can get it to work, I shall do it for you!

For myself, I don’t want to have to check nail art after every pull at work (and the times I’ve indulged in sparkles, I do that), because I’d be mortified if somebody got glitter or a rhinestone or something in their order.

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brigidkeely:

sayyestothejess:

In the midst of several interesting conversations tonight, high school lockers came up. I still have the number plate from mine on my key ring. The last day of senior year, my best friend and I sneaked a screwdriver in and removed them. (Apparently this makes me a vandal and a Bad Person but I knew that already.) I should have had a 10 year reunion last year but I’m not actually friends with anyone from high school anymore. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed high school on the whole. Still, I’m not quite ready to get rid of it.

I dithered about going to my 10 year reunion then realized I was dithering bc I didn’t want to go. I stayed home & watched movies & ate popcorn with my husband instead. High school was a good time for me, especially after the shitty bully-infested grade school experience I had. But I’ve kept in touch with very few people from them, and am VASTLY different.

It’s super rad that you kept that! Yeah, it took me some time to get rid of lingering high school reminders, even though I did not really enjoy that time overall, because there are moments and the power of teen nostalgia, you know?
And I didn’t go to my ten-year either. I happily got out of the town I grew up in and too much time had passed for me to remember the good things or good people (most of which weren’t going to be there, anyway).
I do still have my letter from Theatre, because I always forget that I lettered in Theatre. Twice, I think.

brigidkeely:

sayyestothejess:

In the midst of several interesting conversations tonight, high school lockers came up. I still have the number plate from mine on my key ring. The last day of senior year, my best friend and I sneaked a screwdriver in and removed them. (Apparently this makes me a vandal and a Bad Person but I knew that already.) I should have had a 10 year reunion last year but I’m not actually friends with anyone from high school anymore. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed high school on the whole. Still, I’m not quite ready to get rid of it.

I dithered about going to my 10 year reunion then realized I was dithering bc I didn’t want to go. I stayed home & watched movies & ate popcorn with my husband instead. High school was a good time for me, especially after the shitty bully-infested grade school experience I had. But I’ve kept in touch with very few people from them, and am VASTLY different.

It’s super rad that you kept that! Yeah, it took me some time to get rid of lingering high school reminders, even though I did not really enjoy that time overall, because there are moments and the power of teen nostalgia, you know?

And I didn’t go to my ten-year either. I happily got out of the town I grew up in and too much time had passed for me to remember the good things or good people (most of which weren’t going to be there, anyway).

I do still have my letter from Theatre, because I always forget that I lettered in Theatre. Twice, I think.


Apr 16

muttershanks:

muttershanks:

bzedan:

muttershanks:

Snowpiercer is insane. I’m only halfway.

It’s like Brazil meets A Boy and His Dog and TIlda Swinton is glorious in it. Beware, the limited US release is going to cut out a lot of the story, leaving only action.

I found a copy online. Hopefully it’s not the US release version.

It looks like I saw the US version that will be making the circuit. I’m sad. And angry that they cut out over 20 minutes of crucial backstory.

Booooo.


Cat is patiently waiting for its train while crazy transient in bat suit rails at sky and existence in general. Cat is uncomfortable, but too polite to edge further away.
Ha, yes! And cat is also quickly distracted by this other thing over here. Bat suit is aware she stopped listening, but continues, because he can at least pretend he is talking to someone.

Apr 14

zaflikescreepydolls:

icemutt:

Took Theodore out for a little bit today. Very windy so we didn’t stay out long at all or try anything crazy. I’m still feeling like his stringing needs lots of tweaking. 

Theodore is a Cuartosdolls Darkhorn. 

What a little cutie. I just love these guys.
bzedan
, have you seen these dragons?

Holy BALLS I have not, damn you.

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