A Canadian costuming student blogging about books, movies, t.v. shows - the usual things.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
so basically when you have your period and your lower back hurts it is because your hips are contracting and spreading apart, only slightly, to make room for the release of the blood and linings of your uterus. so basically your body is going through a small and mild labor to push out the dead insides of your uterus. so basically I have gone through labor and basically I don’t want children.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
"Labeling women as “crazy” is a way of controlling them. It may not be something planned or pre-meditated, but the ease with which men call women “crazy” says a lot about them. Calling a woman “crazy” is a quick and easy shut-down to any discussion. Once the “crazy” card has been pulled out, women are now put on the defensive: the onus is no longer on the man to address her concerns or her issue, it’s on her to justify her behavior, to prove that she is not, in fact, crazy or irrational. Men don’t even have to provide any sort of argument back – it’s a classic catch-22; “the fact that you don’t even see that you’re acting crazy is just proof that it’s crazy.”"
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Me and a friend are planning to cosplay as Lady Loki and Lady Thor at Wondercon 2014 in April. We are also planning to “Glam-up” the two costumes soon after and wear them to the masquerade ball, Labyrinth of Jareth. Both me and my friend are designing and making our costumes as a comic/movie version fusion; although for myself, a lot of inspiration for this project came from this artwork: http://www.nabyn.com/art/at-hoes-before-bros-59082 “hoes before bros” by ulvar
I am 98% done with the corset now. All that is left is to add is some trim, but I want to wait and finish up some of the other pieces before I apply it all at once. There is a potentially obnoxious number of zipper stops in my future: http://www.silivren.com/lokicollar.jpg
The corset is made from olive silk shantung, with a coutil strength layer. The bust and hips is covered with woven strips of self bias, decoratively finished with more bias in the form of a serpent (Jorgumand - one of Loki’s monstrous children). The boning is predominantly 1/4” spiral steels, with flat steels at center front and center back.
This corset is seriously stunning. I’m in love with the woven bias detail- it’s such a different and unique touch.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
"So you are going. And never come back ?"
This breaks my heart every time, even more than the “look back” just after.
North and South, ep 04
Sunday, January 19, 2014
La Belle et La Bête  — Concept Art, by François Baranger.
Starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux, La Belle et La Bête opens in France on the 12th of February 2014.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
"What happens when men enter women’s feminist spaces? Dale Spender did an experiment to find out, and published the results in Man Made Language:
Present at the discussion, which was a workshop on sexism and education in London, were thirty-two women and five men. Apart from the fact that the tape revealed that the men talked for over 50 per cent of the time, it also revealed that what the men wanted to talk about – and the way in which they wanted to talk – was given precedence."
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fourteen years ago, a Death Eater named Bellatrix Lestrange used the Cruciatus Curse on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I’m quite proud to be their son.
This hurts. A lot.
One of the scenes that I will never be able to forget from the book is the scene when they’re at the hospital and Neville’s mother comes and gives him the sweet wrapper. She’s been tortured to insanity, but some part of her, some tiny diamond hard fragment of who she was, smothered by the shattered remains of herself remembers her son enough to want to make him smile.
She gives him a present to make him smile, and you just know Neville took that sweet wrapper home with him and put it in a box with all the other random pieces of rubbish she has given to him over the past 14 years.
This is why Neville’s story makes me hurt much more than Harry. Neville’s parents are still there. He can still see them and touch them, but he can never and will never know what they think of him, of what he has become. But no matter what happens, he will do every damn thing he can to be a man they would be proud of. Even if he’s scared, he will be brave because they were.
Re: Neville will never know what they think of him: it’s interesting that Harry, for all he never knew his parents, interacts with them quite a lot for an orphan. Both the Priori Incantatem spell and the Resurrection Stone let Lily and James talk to Harry. They tell him how brave he is and how proud they are and how much they love him.
Neville gets a bubblegum wrapper.