“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

Tale as old as time… sorta

The next, and final (I think), Renaissance Disney princess is in the works! Corset is done, two overskirts to be made (and one embellished). I have also refurbished the Elsa costume, which took quite a beating on its first outing, so the fur and unintentionally-stabby icicles are gone and the sparkle content has been upped significantly, plus I am adding an overskirt and cape, and sparkle to the blouse. We’re heading back to the PA Renaissance Faire this Saturday, the 4th, although sadly without Tiana and Jasmine.

Very in-progress photos below:



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If I had the power, I would ask all the authors in the world to do Yuletide or something like it every year. Sign up for a fic exchange and write some porn for a stranger; tailor your stories to an audience of one, let go of the long-form plots and the careful wide-spectrum appeal, embrace the joy of spending a hundred words on Carlos’s perfect hair or Buffy’s perfect shoes or Jo’s perfect knives. Remember the joy of waiting for one person to open a story and see what it contains.

Because fanfic is joy. Fanfic is fixing the things you see as broken, and patching the seams between what’s written and what is not, and giving characters who got cheated out of their happy endings another chance. There was a time, not that long ago as we measure things, where all fiction was what we would now call “fan fiction.” Shakespeare didn’t come up with most of his own plots. He wrote plays about the stories people already loved. We didn’t get a thousand versions of “Snow White” accidentally: people changed that story to suit themselves, and no one said they weren’t storytellers, or looked down on them for loving that core of red and black and white, of apples and glass and snow.


Seanan McGuire, “Let’s Talk About Fanfic.”

(hat tip to kassrachel for the link!)

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This is Miko, a champagne pink fox
I will never get over these. Never.

I will never get over these. Never.

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Had an AMAZING time at my first Renaissance Faire. I’ve been LARPing for almost a decade so I figure it’s time to go to a faire, duh. I had an absolutely fantastic time walking around as Disney princess. We got hugs and little girls gasping and we played along as our characters and that girl at the every end there is actually named Tiana!

I can’t wait to go back, it’s going to be so great!!!

Disney at the Ren Faire!

Oh, my. We had a brilliant, brilliant day! Everyone knew who each princess was supposed to be, all the girls looked beautiful, and there were lots of little girls who wanted a hug or a picture with their favorite. We had a BLAST!

(Tagging aicosu again, just in case Sheila is curious to see how they all came out. :) Plus I’m pretty sure she used the same bodice as Tiana for her Enchantress cosplay.)

Renaissance Elsa is done!

And not a moment too soon, as she’s wearing it tomorrow.


Edited to add a tag for aicosu because I thought of Sheila’s amazing Elsa cosplay the entire time I was painting this corset!


The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo



The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo

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


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

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