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10:16pm September 20, 2014

belkovich:

the self-indulgent dress-up character

9:08pm September 20, 2014
one of these things is not like the other

one of these things is not like the other

7:26pm September 20, 2014

kinokashi:

~ Project Rare Candy ~ (WIP)

Progress of the Pokemon’s I’ve done so far! 

2:26am September 20, 2014

 [Figure Review] Puella Magi Madoka Magica ~ Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.

more of the madoka maiko figure that makes me weep with desire

1:46am September 20, 2014

ohnoraptors:

劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 巴マミ 舞妓Ver.

ok, so here’s the cool thing; theyre dressed as geisha. well, mami and madoka are dressed as maiko, apprentice geisha, and homura is in mature adult geisha kimono.  

one of the ways you can tell that they’re supposed to be geisha is the tall wooden zori sandals and the wide obi belts.  also, i’d like to draw your attention to the red and white patterned under-kimono on mami and madoka, while homura’s collar is white where it peeks out from her very modern scarf.  when a maiko first debut’s, her collar is solid red. as she advances in senority within the geisha (or geiko for the historical sticklers out there) she wears collars patterned with more and more white until she debuts as a full geisha, at which time she ‘turns the collar’ and wears it solid white all the time. another big change between maiko and geisha is that maiko wear much more colorful and lavish outfits, including those GINORMOUS swinging obi, while an adult geisha wears more sophisticated subtle styles. it used to be that ‘turning the collar’ also marked which geisha were no longer virgins…which makes me wonder about homura here….

another way you can tell that theyre supposed to be geisha and not just wearing cute kimono is that geisha wear their collars lower in the back than your average modest housewife. this is because the back of the neck is seen as an erotic zone in japan. it’s like a very stylish french woman wearing a mini skirt that shows off a lot of leg. sensual, stylish and feminine. you can’t see it in these photos but in other shots i’ve seen of the madoka one you can definitely tell 

it is kind of interesting how much more modern homura’s accessories are; the shawl, the gloves, and especially that polka-dot obiage (belt scarf peeking out the top of the obi)…actually im not half as sure homura is a geisha, if it werent for the shoes. the figure doesnt show the neck so it’s kind of hard to tell…

ahhh i really want one of the two in maiko kimono though!

2:40am September 19, 2014

Having your story planned out

niente-dal:

itsonlythefirstdraft:

…but not being sure if you’re ready to start:
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NOT HAVING ANYTHING PLANNED

WRITING ANYWAY

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9:47pm September 18, 2014

coffeeandcockatiels:

sizvideos:

Video

gasp

9:13am September 17, 2014

afrikanattire:

Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.

The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.

[source]

Serge Mouange introduces the WAfrica concept and kimono (Fashion show)

Le kimono Africain: Serge Mouangue TED talks

9:10pm September 15, 2014

astrall-cooties:

So has this been done yet?

8:58pm September 15, 2014

Artist

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6:31pm September 15, 2014
wildstaronline:

Are you sad you weren’t able to attend gamescom last month? Are you distraught you couldn’t grab those sweet gamescom items? Well cheer up!
Simply Follow WildStar Online on Tumblr and Reblog this post to be entered into a random drawing for these awesome in-game rewards! We’ll be choosing 40 of you lucky people to receive:
Fancy Pants Top Hat & Monocle
Unique gamescom Dye
Housing Décor Item (Table)
A unique in-game title; “Showstopper”
Follow and Reblog this post between now and September 19th for your chance to win!
It’s time to get fancy on Nexus!
Official Rules:
You must be following WildStar Online on Tumblr to participate.  Giveaway open until September 19th.
1. You can reblog once per day, each day will be counted as a chance to win!
2. Likes count as 1 additional entry, but only if they accompany a reblog.
3. Open to NA residents only (Sorry EU, we will get you next time)
4. Winners will be chosen by random generator based on reblogs
5. Winners will be contacted via Tumblr messaging, so make sure your Ask Box is open!
*Complete rules and prize info here.

wildstaronline:

Are you sad you weren’t able to attend gamescom last month? Are you distraught you couldn’t grab those sweet gamescom items? Well cheer up!

Simply Follow WildStar Online on Tumblr and Reblog this post to be entered into a random drawing for these awesome in-game rewards! We’ll be choosing 40 of you lucky people to receive:

  • Fancy Pants Top Hat & Monocle
  • Unique gamescom Dye
  • Housing Décor Item (Table)
  • A unique in-game title; “Showstopper”

Follow and Reblog this post between now and September 19th for your chance to win!

It’s time to get fancy on Nexus!

Official Rules:

You must be following WildStar Online on Tumblr to participate.  Giveaway open until September 19th.

1. You can reblog once per day, each day will be counted as a chance to win!

2. Likes count as 1 additional entry, but only if they accompany a reblog.

3. Open to NA residents only (Sorry EU, we will get you next time)

4. Winners will be chosen by random generator based on reblogs

5. Winners will be contacted via Tumblr messaging, so make sure your Ask Box is open!

*Complete rules and prize info here.

7:20pm September 13, 2014
Here is the first full exchange in the Artist/Writer collaboration challenge that cypher-d and I are doing!  The text below is Cypher’s written entry that I responded to in the sketch above. 


When the weather was nice, David Abdul could barely call coming home from work a ‘commute’. It truly was a drive. The rhododendrons were in bloom, the sky was that perfect mixture of azure and fluffy cumulus cloud that guaranteed the weather would continue in the same vein for at least another few days. The scene that greeted him outside his own home however, wasn’t quite what he was expecting. His stomach sank like a stone for an instant, until he saw the two little figures in the shade. One with his own dark curly hair crouched to readjust the velcro on his Ninja Turtles trainers, the other with a long ponytail and hopping impatiently from one foot to the next. 
Katie King stopped hopping. “Your Dad’s home. Now we’ll never get to check out the neighbors up close.” Apparently Katie, like most children her age had failed to acquire volume control on her voice.  Sure enough, the source of the unusual shade had only been a very large delivery van perched in the driveway across the street and more importantly his wife and the neighbor were chatting across the dividing fence that separated their porches.Marcita waved to him. “Honey…c’mon over. Harold and I were just trying to guess who the new neighbors are.”“Who moves into a family neighborhood without a family?” Harold muttered, squinting his eyes as if he expected a dark and shady figure to emerge any moment, twirling his moustache and flaring a dramatic cape.“Oh hush, that house is so huge even your wife didn’t want it. Probably some rich old miser.” Nonetheless, Marcita moved her arms a bit to cross them over her pregnant belly and David shuffled over a bit to put an arm around her shoulders.“This isn’the ‘Sweet Valley’ series.” Harold rejoined and his face began to clash with his hair. Harold was on the police force but he had quit in order to be a stay-at-home Dad while his wife tried to become chief justice of the supreme court or something. At least, that’s the way he told it. In spite of catching a lot of flak for being a red-haired cop with a surname that belied obviously Irish roots, David was very glad the man was around. It made him a little less uneasy about leaving his children every day when he went to work, knowing that they were being watched by a man who knew the law and who had a daughter of his own as well.“There are kids disappearing.”'I know that.” David began defensivel, recalling the terror that he'd felt just from noticing one thing being slightly amiss on the street that day. “…Hey, wait, maybe it is kids. Teenagers or something.” The box of videogame equipment and computer parts being carted into the house by not one but two movers had caught David’s eye.His wife snickered a bit. “Maybe they’ll give your company some business. You know as well as I do though that if your collection is anything to go by that doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it means they won’t leave the house.”“My SON leaves the house plenty….oh, wait. I know that green Peugeot! I know who is moving in! I just hired him today!”“The man you were telling me about on the phone?” Marcita asked, while Harold’s expression went from ignorant to curious to a refection of David’s own from earlier that day.As tall and wide and deeply deeply magazine cover glossy beautiful as he had been bending chairs to breaking point in the office, David was honestly beginning to enjoy the looks of hopeless consternation on the faces of his wife and friend as well as just about anyone who caught sight of the man for the first time. Nearby, the two children were staring as well, raw and open amazement mirroring their parents own, if slightly more fitting on the younger faces.“Darren Smith.” David filled in. The name really didn’t fit the man. Or at least his surname didn’t .No one said a word for a few moments, watching as the mountain of khaki and argyle shook out a mane of black hedgehog spines of hair that were miraculously not crushed from being in a relatively tiny car for his height and girth and began to carry enormous boxes and furniture from the moving truck into his house, bypassing the struggling deliverymen with surprising grace. 

Here is the first full exchange in the Artist/Writer collaboration challenge that cypher-d and I are doing!  The text below is Cypher’s written entry that I responded to in the sketch above. 

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11:39pm September 12, 2014
zabchan asked: (sensitive) "hmmm, your feathered wing is looking just a touch scruffy there, Lord Discord...I can give it a nice gentle preening if you'd like. My pegasus sister used to love my wing preenings, i bet you would too~" *brushie brushie*

ponyerrandboy:

[☀} ”Would you? That sounds pretty handy! Sure, give it a go.”

He hunched over a bit, spreading his wings so she could have a look at the feathered one.

zabra levitated a heavy cherrywood box off a tall shelf and set it next to the wiley spirit with a soft clatter, while she trotted over to her couch and pulled off an overstuffed cushion with her teeth. with a toss of her head she sent the pillow spinning  through the air to land heavily on the plush throw rug at discord’s feet. 

"make yourself comfy. I intend to take my time and really spoil you." she said with a wink. 

4:20pm September 12, 2014
megarexetera:

ichigo miruku daisuki eris chan

megarexetera:

ichigo miruku daisuki eris chan