“If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.”
― Dorothy Parker

elfself:

for-redheads:
The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo

elfself:

for-redheads:

The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo

(Source: celebratingtheseasons, via artekka)

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

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Atlantica meets Agrabah

Two Renaissance princesses complete: here are Jasmine and Ariel!

The PA Renaissance Faire will never be the same!

sweet-bitsy:

art-heals-the-heart:

Parenthood.

I’m going to CRY

Truest thing ever.

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ctoons:

drtanner-sfw:

ctoons:

Tintin remembers what comes after 15.

FUCKING HELL IT’S BACK FROM LAST YEAR

This literally gets reblogged every 15th of the month. It’s almost two years old. It’s beautiful.

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The cold never bothered me anyway

Renaissance Elsa is done except for the sheer top that goes under the corset!

phasewalk-on-water:

secretly-a-mad-scientist:

begikodienorastis:

What is your acne telling you?
1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.
7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!
Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

whoa. I’m keeping this.

Explains why my forehead is covered in scars.

phasewalk-on-water:

secretly-a-mad-scientist:

begikodienorastis:

What is your acne telling you?

1 & 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food, reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.

3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

4 & 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration. Drink up!

6: Heart — Check your blood pressure (mine was slightly high) and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores, check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging.

7 & 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.

Zone 9 & 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Zone 11 & 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

Zone 13: StomachStep up the fibre intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.

14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out!

So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermotologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn’t always mean you have a bad liver!

whoa. I’m keeping this.

Explains why my forehead is covered in scars.

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sleeping-on-my-feet:

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Video

I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a horribly worn 1985 Gund Muttsy puppy to cuddle. His fur may be burned from the dryer, his butt may have a cigarette burn in it, and his waist may look like it’s spent years in corset training after being hugged so much when I was a munchkin, but he was my best friend before I even started school. I used to carry him every where (even to school), watch him in the dryer to make sure he didn’t drown, give him parties, and I even went so far as to ask my mother if he could come with me when I died. All this just because I saw some stupid stuffed animal sitting on my mothers dash and stole him from her car because he was too hot and she couldn’t bring herself to take him away from me.

He has so much history with my family, that when I finally tried to give him away (since he was sitting in my closet and I was a teenager) my sister wouldn’t let me. She put him in retirement with a blanket and pillow and we cuddle him every so often, just more gently now.

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Tagged by sevanderslice:

  • Rule 1: Always post the rules.
  • Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
  • Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
  • Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them.

1. Do you sleep with your socks on?
Noooo. I hate socks on principle - I like my feet bare, as much as possible. I do make a concession to going outdoors in winter, though, provided there’s snow. But sleeping, they must be bare. (I do get cold feet, though, so it’s a bit counterintuitive. But I just don’t like socks.)

2. If you could have one super power what would it be and why?  
SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM… probably some kind of telekinesis. Or flying, that’d be fun. Or fireballs, maybe, to feed my destructive streak.

3. Name one guilty pleasure movie you could watch over and over again, but would rather not admit it.  
This is hard because I’m pretty unabashed about liking stupid stuff. I’m going to go with Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter, the movie that sank Hammer Films. Except I’m delighted to not only admit it, but I tend to drag other people down with me, every chance I get.

4. If you had to change your first name, what would you pick as a replacement?  
Genevieve.

5. What is your favorite weird food combination?    
Chocolate ice cream and plain milk, combined in the same bowl. Stop looking at me like that.

6. Briefly describe a fond childhood memory 
Hmm. I was pretty fond of my childhood, so again, an embarrassment of riches. But I think probably playing on the granite rocks lakefront at our summer place in Canada. Or no: same place, but doing my blind grandmother’s hair up in rollers and then sitting on the back porch with her listening to the audio version of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine while her hair dried. I started doing that every week in the summer when I was about 9, and continued until her death when I was 28. She had hair like white cotton candy, and the bluest eyes you’ve ever seen, which both my kids inherited. :)

7. Name a popular book, movie, or video game franchise you personally have no interest in.  
I mean, I’ll give anything a whirl once. I didn’t like the Twilight books very much.

8. Name one physical feature you like on yourself.
I like the way my feet look. And I like that my fingers will do what I want them to do when I’m making stuff.

9. Name one personality trait you like about yourself. 
Most of the time I’m pretty even-tempered, laid back, whatever. I like to relax. And I like to have fun, and I find it pretty easy to do - I’m easily entertained.

10. Who is your current celebrity crush?
Aidan Turner, oh my LORD.

11. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child? 
H.R. Pufnstuf, which probably explains a LOT.

My questions are:
1. Favorite breakfast cereal?
2. Most unusual food you’ve ever tried (and did you like it)?
3. What’s your favorite TV show and why?
4. Any upcoming movies/books/premieres you’re looking forward to?
5. What do you do when you’re bored?
6. Name a guilty pleasure.
7. Who will play you in the movie of your life?
8. Who’s your favorite fictional character?
9. Any phobias?
10. Favorite flowers?
11. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

I’m not actually sure I know eleven people on tumblr, so if I tag you, have at if you like, and don’t if you don’t. 

Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me!

Princess Ariel almost ready for the Renaissance Faire!

(I know I keep saying ‘almost ready’ but the devil is in the details, right? Anyway I’m pleased so far.)