18 9 / 2014

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

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09 9 / 2014

boobpinch:

this takes ten minutes to do: cut tomatoes and put them in a pot with some water and a bouillon fish cube (or veggie cube), put the heat on so it starts to boil. Then crack a couple of eggs into a small bowl and stir them until they are clear. Now; drip small amounts of the egg blend into the boiling water - they will stiffen into egg lumps (lumps that the chinese call egg flowers). The last thing you do is adding rice noodles into the soup with some chili pepper and wait until they are soft. You can also put some vinegar on it before you eat it, but not too much. :) 

EDIT: my friend Xin told me I should have fried the tomatoes in some oil first to make the colour of the soup more red, which is more typical for chinese ramen. Next time :)

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09 9 / 2014

tonystarks:

for your reading and downloading pleasure, here’s a masterpost of all my favorite comics. to read them on a pc, use cdisplay. to read on a mac, i suggest comic view.
Hawkeye [vol. 4]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -012 - 013 - 014 - 015 - 016 - 017 - 018 - 019 - Annual 001
Young Avengers [vol. 1]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -012
Young Avengers Presents
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - Special
The Children's Crusade
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009
Young Avengers [vol. 2]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -012 - 013 - 014 - 015
Ms. Marvel [vol. 3]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007
Black Widow [vol. 5]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009
All New Ghost Rider [vol. 1]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005
All New X-Factor [vol. 1]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011
Rocket Raccoon [vol. 2]
 001 - 002
Secret Avengers [vol. 2]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007
Legendary Star Lord [vol. 1]
001 - 002
Moon Knight [vol. 5]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006
Guardians of the Galaxy [vol. 3]
000.1 - 001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 - 012 - 013 - 014 - 015 - 016 - 017
Storm [vol. 3]
001 - 002
Elektra [vol. 3]
001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005
i will continue to update this list as new comics come out and i read new comics. please send me a message if the links are broken.

tonystarks:

for your reading and downloading pleasure, here’s a masterpost of all my favorite comics. to read them on a pc, use cdisplay. to read on a mac, i suggest comic view.

Hawkeye [vol. 4]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -
012 - 013 - 014 - 015 - 016 - 017 - 018 - 019 - Annual 001

Young Avengers [vol. 1]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -
012

Young Avengers Presents

001 - 002 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - Special

The Children's Crusade

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009

Young Avengers [vol. 2]

001 002 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 -
012 - 013 - 014 - 015

Ms. Marvel [vol. 3]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007

Black Widow [vol. 5]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009

All New Ghost Rider [vol. 1]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005

All New X-Factor [vol. 1]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011

Rocket Raccoon [vol. 2]

 001 - 002

Secret Avengers [vol. 2]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007

Legendary Star Lord [vol. 1]

001 - 002

Moon Knight [vol. 5]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006

Guardians of the Galaxy [vol. 3]

000.1 - 001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005 - 006 - 007 - 008 - 009 - 010 - 011 - 012 - 013 - 014 - 015 - 016 - 017

Storm [vol. 3]

001 - 002

Elektra [vol. 3]

001 - 002 - 003 - 004 - 005

i will continue to update this list as new comics come out and i read new comics. please send me a message if the links are broken.

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09 9 / 2014

Anonymous said: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

disneyforprincesses:

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

31 8 / 2014

31 8 / 2014

tolzmannia:

There is this website called Thrift Books and I just got $66.90 worth of books for $19.93 (five books). Shipping was free. You’re welcome.

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31 8 / 2014

chaoticallyprecise:

I was tagged by frenchrevolution, who’s a total darling with a great blog (just saying).

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.

  1. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling (they count as one fight me)
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  4. His Dark Materials by Philip Pulman
  5. The Crucible by Arthur Miller (I hat that one with a burning passion)
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  7. The Old Kingdom Chronicles by Garth Nix
  8. The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl (it may be a children’t book but IT’S IMPORTANT OK)
  9. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
  10. The Beach by Alex Garland

Aaaand I’m tagging mykabering, ritziculous, deaths-horse-binky, moriartybby, asciiheart, avengethemarauders, mccampbellsoup, practicallyperfecttimetravel, kapitankirk and remuslupinly, enjoy!

31 8 / 2014

whizzbees:


Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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31 8 / 2014

caledoniarps:


I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
advice for college
how to survive in college
how to survive freshmen year of high school
college packing list
alternative to buying expensive textbooks
dorm room survival
free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
the ultimate guide to writing
how to write good
how to write an essay
how to write a good essay
the five paragraph essay
deadly sins checklist
formatting your paper
tips on getting started
seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
four ways to have confidence in your writing
seven ways to speed up your writing
five ways to add sparkle to your writing
how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
how to take care of your books
how to read shakespeare
no fear shakespeare  (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
one hundred most read books
how to read difficult books
how to read faster
books made into movies
books made into tv shows
350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
studying tips
studying techniques
how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
how to get motivated to study
tips to help you concentrate
time management tips
chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
square root calculator, cube root calculator
for when you can’t do your homework
chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
cliffnotes, sparknotes
college courses
how to: multiply big numbers
crash courses (youtube)
teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
a really chill playist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
calm nature sounds
concentration/focus playlist
relaxation is key
four hours of classical music
playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
one hundred thousand stars
movies masterpost
foreign movies
gay movies
lesbian movies you should definitely watch
broadway musicals
LGBT+ books
download free books
read any book
the best masterpost ever if you’re bored
010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
"you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

caledoniarps:

I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL

003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS

004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER

005. LEARNING SHIT

006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY

007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/

008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO

009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.

010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS

  • try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
  • don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
  • Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
  • be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
  • "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

(via khuzdinhkili)

31 8 / 2014

college-campuses:

anndruyan:

This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

(Source: hal-ya)