Apr 24
Apr 24

quote I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

Apr 24

mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

Apr 24
acciobrandon:

Ariel And The Castle
Apr 24

In which the Titans go see Frozen and utterly regret it;

Apr 24
fuckyeahcosplayhelp:

Cosplay Automail Tutorial 1 by *rockinrobin
This tutorial still has two parts missing out of 4 but the second part has some useful information. 

fuckyeahcosplayhelp:

Cosplay Automail Tutorial 1 by *rockinrobin

This tutorial still has two parts missing out of 4 but the second part has some useful information. 

Apr 24
fuckyeahcosplayhelp:

Cosplay Automail Tutorial 2 by *rockinrobin
I figure that instead of making screws you could just cut the sharp points off of a silver tack and hot glue them on. 

fuckyeahcosplayhelp:

Cosplay Automail Tutorial 2 by *rockinrobin

I figure that instead of making screws you could just cut the sharp points off of a silver tack and hot glue them on. 

Apr 24
suckmycholo:

cherryblossomsparkle:

baconsavingcosplay:

Circle Skirt Tutorial by Kapalaka
Circle skirts are one of the handiest things you can learn to make for cosplay.  As far as simple-to-make skirts go, there are two types: circle skirts and rectangle skirts.  A rectangle skirts is where you cut out a large rectangle, and gather or pleat all of the excess material until it will fit your waist, giving you a nice full skirt (we explained it in a bit more detail on this over here).
Circle skirts, on the other hand, give you a lot of nice fullness, but with minimal bulk at the waist.  For example, my Babs Bunny skirt:

It might not seem like it, but there are a ton of different things you can do with circle skirts.  Long circle skirts (as outlined in the tutorial) are perfect for ball gowns.  If you need less fullness, you can make a half circle skirt or a 3/4 circle skirt (just use a half circle or 3/4 of a circle, instead of the full circle).  If you need more fullness, make several circle skirts (make sure you adjust the waist measurement accordingly, i.e. for 2 circle skirts, use half your waist measurement on both of them), and sew them all together.  Here’s an example of that technique (with gathers and horse hair braid in the hem.  Tutorial for how she made it here)

You can add pleats or scallops in the hem, layer a whole bunch on top of each other, or whatever else you want to do:

I’ve even known some people to make capes and cloaks and the like using a circle skirt as the basis of their pattern.  So go forth!  Go forth and use circles!

FREAKIN JUST WHAT I NEEDED

O HMY GOD IVE NEEDED THIS FOR LIKE EVER

suckmycholo:

cherryblossomsparkle:

baconsavingcosplay:

Circle Skirt Tutorial by Kapalaka

Circle skirts are one of the handiest things you can learn to make for cosplay.  As far as simple-to-make skirts go, there are two types: circle skirts and rectangle skirts.  A rectangle skirts is where you cut out a large rectangle, and gather or pleat all of the excess material until it will fit your waist, giving you a nice full skirt (we explained it in a bit more detail on this over here).

Circle skirts, on the other hand, give you a lot of nice fullness, but with minimal bulk at the waist.  For example, my Babs Bunny skirt:

image

It might not seem like it, but there are a ton of different things you can do with circle skirts.  Long circle skirts (as outlined in the tutorial) are perfect for ball gowns.  If you need less fullness, you can make a half circle skirt or a 3/4 circle skirt (just use a half circle or 3/4 of a circle, instead of the full circle).  If you need more fullness, make several circle skirts (make sure you adjust the waist measurement accordingly, i.e. for 2 circle skirts, use half your waist measurement on both of them), and sew them all together.  Here’s an example of that technique (with gathers and horse hair braid in the hem.  Tutorial for how she made it here)

image

You can add pleats or scallops in the hem, layer a whole bunch on top of each other, or whatever else you want to do:

image

I’ve even known some people to make capes and cloaks and the like using a circle skirt as the basis of their pattern.  So go forth!  Go forth and use circles!

FREAKIN JUST WHAT I NEEDED

O HMY GOD IVE NEEDED THIS FOR LIKE EVER

Apr 24
mrscandyv:

Han Shot First
My cutie monster as Han Solo of Star Wars

mrscandyv:

Han Shot First

My cutie monster as Han Solo of Star Wars

Apr 23