Fandom and Hemalurgy

This is why I love the toku/MMPR fandom.





what really pisses me off about fantasy is it’s always written by Tolkien fanboys who think it has to be medieval
I want to see wizards in space

Pssssst, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series is projected to run all the way from the first trilogy (early 1700s tech level or thereabouts) through the Mistborn Adventure series (1910s tech level), the second trilogy will be modern tech, and the last trilogy will be space age. Also his worlds look very little like the “standard” fantasy settings.

There are also a lot of other fantasy authors writing really interesting worlds based on varying tech levels with cool, unusual visions.

Please don’t judge the entire literary genre on George RR Martin and the like. :-)

I couldn’t agree more! Of course I’m going to plug Mistborn here, because it’s fantastic, but if you’re looking for fantasy that isn’t medieval, you could also try Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. It’s basically set in the Regency era, if the Regency era had magic.

Mistborn is amazing, of course, but even a small change can make a difference; ever wondered what a medieval high-fantasy world would look like if the Romans were in charge? Read Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera and be struck down by its awesomeness.

What about if the Napoleonic War were fought with an air force? But instead of an air force with planes, it’s an air force with dragons? If this sounds like your kind of thing, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series might be just what you’re looking for! The first volume is called His Majesty’s Dragon and I highly recommend it to everybody. Except people who don’t like dragons, I guess.


Faux leather, vinyl, and pvc (and faux fur) are some of my favorite materials to work with, but even with the right machine foot and needles you can still end up with, uh, this, when you try to top-stitch.


Nope, we don’t want that. Using just a basic machine, (I use a…

This is a great tutorial! If you don’t have/don’t want to use vaseline, laying down a strip of tissue paper and then tearing it away when you’re done with your seam also works.


Fake Geek Girl Myth: Busted (x)




I love that at first she thinks it’s misogynistic, and isn’t afraid to call him on it, but then we see him do what we almost never see a male superhero do : He admits he’s scared. 

He’s not trying to belittle her, he’s not trying to tell her or even the kids that they’re not strong, 

He’s trying to protect what he loves most because he’s terrified of losing them. The big, giant robot ripping apart BUILDINGS doesn’t scare him at all compared to losing what he loves.

I love this movie for so many reasons, but this scene is one of the bigger ones. A hero movie where the males are allowed to be emotional without appearing weak? A hero movie where females are allowed to be strong without being callous or woefully 2D? A hero movie where children are allowed to explore their potential instead of being shitty sidekicks?






Meet the real life mermaid who swims with jellyfish and can hold her breath under water for up to five minutes

Linden Wolbert travels the world as a full time professional mermaid and uses her custom-made 6ft tail to propel her through the water.

The 32-year-old freediver and model can swim to depths of 115ft and uses her skills to promote ocean conservation and education.


how do u go about being a “professional” mermaid

who pays you?

who cares

Why can I picture this being Marina one day?

Who pays you, you ask? How about Weeki Wachee State Park in Florida? There, professional mermaids put on aquatic shows every day and take pictures with thrilled children. 

Impersonate me/describe me in an ask and I’ll add it to my About Me page



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So if you haven’t seen this fantastic Homestuck liveblog, you need to. Right now. You’re welcome.