22, pink hair, cosplayer, costume designer, lolita fashion enthusiast. Co-runs a cat blog over at ironicallyahipster. sewmybraintogether for all sorts of bipolar mood fun.
Cis, 'she' pronouns

 

sonia-nevermind:

sylveonsaccharide:

sonia-nevermind:

sonia-nevermind:

ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE

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ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE AND PLAY MUSIC

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What about ads that play music, but you can’t find them anywhere on the page?

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riordam:

swonb:

ambulanceinertia:

Why do some Targets have those big red concrete orbs out in front of them what purpose do those big red concrete orbs serve

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This is some sort of nightvale shit

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

hurleyquinn:

antistump:

dunshua:

antistump:

dunshua:

X PSA if you have a nasty, bi-phobic song please do not use it in the name of helping the gay community goodbye

hoW IS THIS BIPHOBIC?? THE SONG IS LITERALLY ABOUT BEING A BI FEMALE. BRENDON URIE IS BI (ARGUABLY). AS A BI MAN I AM CONFUSED. EXPLAIN.

it perpetuates negative stereotypes about bisexual people (bisexual women especially) and i don’t know where you got the idea that the song is about being a “bi female” like i guess that’s one way to interpret it but still perpetuates harmful stereotypes such as bi people just being confused and wishy washy (“a girl who can’t decide”)
also it doesn’t matter what sexuality brendon urie is it doesn’t change that the song is bi-phobic :(

*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually* Look, I am a trans* man. Pre-op, No binder, No Testosterone. I basically am a female in every aspect. (To be changed). I’m also bi. Now, I’m studying to be an English teacher, so I’m going to break the song down to my understanding of it.
"A Girl who can’t decide". Ah, but what come’s after that?
"And here’s the reason why: Girls love girls and boys"
he also says “Love is not a choice”
Brendon is putting down the stereotype. He’s saying “Oh, why can’t they “decide”? That’s because GIRLS CAN love GIRLS AND BOYS! It’s not a choice! You biphobic turd!”
When I said it was about being a bisexual female, what I meant was, Brendon’s kind of encouraging the girl to come out and admit she’s bi, to come out of the closet. Embrace it. “I don’t want to save your reputation”. The girl’s afraid of coming out, that people won’t accept her. But Brendon thinks that she should come out anyway. I mean, the song was influenced by his relationship with a bi woman (source below)
The rest is basically him being like “I don’t care that you’re bi and have a girlfriend I love you pls date me” (Which is silly, like #1 Brendon you’re married, #2 u might as well have called it “Girls/Girls/Friendzone”) But it’s a love song, kinda. That’s what they’re about.
And I think it does matter, his sexuality. I wouldn’t write a biphobic, racist, transphobic song? (Since i’m bi, mixed and trans*)? Would I? That wouldn’t make sense!
The song encouraged me to come out to my parents.. For what it’s worth.
Also, if Brendon Urie WAS biphobic, why would he do this? [x] And say this? [x]

"*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually*" that whole thing was beautiful

As a bi woman myself, I personally was not anywhere near offended by that song and totally understood that the song was exactly what antistump interpreted.

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

hurleyquinn:

antistump:

dunshua:

antistump:

dunshua:

X PSA if you have a nasty, bi-phobic song please do not use it in the name of helping the gay community goodbye

hoW IS THIS BIPHOBIC?? THE SONG IS LITERALLY ABOUT BEING A BI FEMALE. BRENDON URIE IS BI (ARGUABLY). AS A BI MAN I AM CONFUSED. EXPLAIN.

it perpetuates negative stereotypes about bisexual people (bisexual women especially) and i don’t know where you got the idea that the song is about being a “bi female” like i guess that’s one way to interpret it but still perpetuates harmful stereotypes such as bi people just being confused and wishy washy (“a girl who can’t decide”)

also it doesn’t matter what sexuality brendon urie is it doesn’t change that the song is bi-phobic :(

*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually* Look, I am a trans* man. Pre-op, No binder, No Testosterone. I basically am a female in every aspect. (To be changed). I’m also bi. Now, I’m studying to be an English teacher, so I’m going to break the song down to my understanding of it.

"A Girl who can’t decide". Ah, but what come’s after that?

"And here’s the reason why: Girls love girls and boys"

he also says “Love is not a choice”

Brendon is putting down the stereotype. He’s saying “Oh, why can’t they “decide”? That’s because GIRLS CAN love GIRLS AND BOYS! It’s not a choice! You biphobic turd!”

When I said it was about being a bisexual female, what I meant was, Brendon’s kind of encouraging the girl to come out and admit she’s bi, to come out of the closet. Embrace it. “I don’t want to save your reputation”. The girl’s afraid of coming out, that people won’t accept her. But Brendon thinks that she should come out anyway. I mean, the song was influenced by his relationship with a bi woman (source below)

The rest is basically him being like “I don’t care that you’re bi and have a girlfriend I love you pls date me” (Which is silly, like #1 Brendon you’re married, #2 u might as well have called it “Girls/Girls/Friendzone”) But it’s a love song, kinda. That’s what they’re about.

And I think it does matter, his sexuality. I wouldn’t write a biphobic, racist, transphobic song? (Since i’m bi, mixed and trans*)? Would I? That wouldn’t make sense!

The song encouraged me to come out to my parents.. For what it’s worth.

Also, if Brendon Urie WAS biphobic, why would he do this? [x] And say this? [x]

"*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually*" that whole thing was beautiful

As a bi woman myself, I personally was not anywhere near offended by that song and totally understood that the song was exactly what antistump interpreted.

(It looks like everything’s okay in my shop account. Feel free to donate again. Sorry for the delay)

When my brother was in middle school, he bought a plecostomus and a whole tank setup. My brother has now graduated from high school and left the fish (named Friend, but I call him Mr Fish) in the care of my mom.

You can see the kind of care he’s getting here. He’s about 4” long an in a 10 gallon tank with inadequate filtration.

I’m not okay with this. I don’t know a lot about fish, but I’ve been trusting some really great fish blogs on Tumblr, and pleco-specific forums. I’ve been trying to help him as best I can but my mom keeps setting up rules for what I’m allowed to do. I can’t get him a new tank, I can’t get him a more powerful filter or a filter that doesn’t use carbon-filter pads because she doesn’t think they clean.

I can’t take care of this fish and make her happy. But since she’s an adult who can take care of herself, and currently out of the country, I’m stealing this fish to take better care of him. I’ve got a tub for him to live in, and a lot of the other things he needs

But I don’t have the two biggest and important things:

I don’t have a filter for the rubbermaid tub and I don’t have a liquid test kit. 
Without these I can’t cycle the tub and move him over. (I’ve learned that you really shouldn’t even /own/ a fish without a liquid test kit).

He’s between five and eight years old and not exactly been having an easy life, and I don’t want to stress him out any more than I need to. Since I came home I’ve been doing daily partial water changes, but he’s just too big for the tank and shits too much for the filter to handle.

A liquid test kit is $30
I’ve talked the person in the pet store to $30 for a filter for a 50Gal

I’m unemployed during the summer and $60 is a lot of money for me. This is not money I can get in a timely fashion, and I may not be able to get it before I go back to school in October.

I don’t want to just ask Tumblr for help. I don’t have money, but I have amazing friends who donated things they’ve made. Currently, my friend treesinginghobbit has donated hats, plushies, and bags to my Etsy. Any money that you spend on those awesome things (the hats are $10, bags are $5) will go to me getting that filter and test kit.

Check out Beth’s awesome things at my Etsy here! Everything goes to getting the filter and test kit.

I know that this isn’t a big thing. It’s not someone’s hospital bill and it’s not someone’s dog getting hit by a car or a mother not being able to feed her children, or the things that usual requests for help on Tumblr are. It’s why I trying to not ask too much. I’m not asking for just money. I assure you that all of Beth’s hats are worth more than $10. We only need to sell six of them.

If I get more than I need for the filter and the test kit, the money will still go to taking care of him. I’d like to get a real siphon (mine’s a cut piece of hardware store hose). He’ll need a heater once I move back to school and it’s cooler. I’d like to have a stock of medicines and other health care things for if he gets sick. If I get enough, I’d like to get him a real tank. You have my word that any dollars you donate to this project will go to Mr Fish’s happiness and healthiness. 

And if anyone out there notices something I’m doing wrong, please tell me. I don’t know how to take care of this fish and I don’t know anyone who knows what they’re doing in the area that I could ask or just give the fish to. I want to take the best care of him that I can and that means that I’m very open to anyone who knows fish telling me what I should do. 

Thank you so much. 

duchess-ethereal asked
No question. I just wanted to thank you for posting the body painting tips. I recently joined the Homestuck fandom and have been in itching to dress up as gray aliens. So yeah, thanks. I probably would of gotten myself in a fix without this.

Oh my gosh, thank you! If you find you need some help, you can always come ask me, your Great Aunt Polly.

Any other troll things you’ve got on your mind?

denchgang:


telapathetic:

ikusobbing:

a human being made this. this exists. what kind of world do we live in. im ashamed and confused.

im so hard

his name is francis he makes joke videos about his weight and how its stereotypical that a fat man with a vlog has to love mountain dew and play xbox while he also makes videos about shaming fat people and their place in reality and the online community and how people shouldnt poke fun because of it all thats happened is some text was added to the bottom of a very good person

denchgang:

telapathetic:

ikusobbing:

a human being made this. this exists. what kind of world do we live in. im ashamed and confused.

im so hard

his name is francis he makes joke videos about his weight and how its stereotypical that a fat man with a vlog has to love mountain dew and play xbox while he also makes videos about shaming fat people and their place in reality and the online community and how people shouldnt poke fun because of it all thats happened is some text was added to the bottom of a very good person

(Source: thominyourside)

theanimejunkie:

bossubossupromode:

Two students, James and John were given a grammar test by their teacher. The question was, “is it better to use “had” or “had had” in this example sentence?”

The teacher collected the tests, and looked over their answers.

James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had.” “Had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.

welcome to the english language

dragondicks:

the mlp fandom is the first online community I’ve been a part of where consistently drawing light-hearted anime horse rape makes you a respected pillar of the community but pointing out that rape jokes are bad makes you worthy of mockery and harassment

A word about dangerous body paint practices

All right, you whippersnappers, Great Aunt Polly here to teach you about gray.

But Great Aunt Polly, we know about gray. We’ve been graying since 2009.

Shut up or you don’t get any ginger snaps when I’m done talking. I’m here to teach you about GRAY SAFETY. The thing about cosplay is that a lot of methods that come up are things that work, but can permanently damage you, your friends, your costumes, and your reputation. But I’m first going to address damaging you.

(Please note that I’m using USA standards for labeling and safety warnings, since that’s the only thing I’m familiar with. The general advice should apply everywhere, but labels might be more or less specific depending on where you are. Research is your friend)

One of the methods I’ve seen for graying up is mixing acrylic paint with lotion and using that on your body.

NO NO NO NO NO.

No.

A lot of acrylic paints have heavy metals in them. They’re usred to make the right colors. There’s no consistent way in the USA to tell if it does. There’s the AP certification, but I’ve seen the highest safety label on cadmium yellow with real cadmium. Cadmium is a heavy metal, and you don’t want heavy metals in your body.

Story time, children. Almost a year ago, I got lithium poisoning because of some meds I was on. It was a solid two weeks of vomiting and dizziness. I missed two weeks of work. I missed two weeks of class and had to drop my favorite class because I couldn’t catch up. It sucked. My lithium toxicity was still below the range considered toxic.

Lithium poisoning is one of the less shitty heavy metal poisoning.

Your body can absorb heavy metals through your skin.

Do not put acrylic paint on your skin. Heavy metals stay in your body for a long time, sometimes years. They can build up over years.

A lot of people ask if PAX makeup (acrylic paint and pros-aid adhesive) is still okay. I don’t recommend it. Show me one referenced source or scientific study that shows that Pros-Aid neutralizes heavy metals and I’ll change my view. But I don’t believe that PAX with acrylic paint is any safer than lotion mixed with acrylic paint. It may actually be more danger since it is so much harder to remove from your skin.

So I just need to get actual body paint? Party City sells tubes for $1. That’s not too hard!

Hold up again, children. I’m going to put this in bold italic capitals because if you only get one thing out of this write up, it should be this:

DO NOT EVER USE ANY MAKEUP THAT TELLS YOU TO ONLY USE IT LESS THAN (4, 6, whatever) HOURS.

This is really important. Using acrylic paint and lotion naturally feels like it’s a little less than safe, and you’re instinctively going to want to be cautious. Actual body paint, you think, is going to be safer.

Well, that warning’s there for a reason. If they put that label on it, it’s because it needs to come off your skin before the bad ingredients reach toxic levels in your body.

I learned this the hard way. My friend cosplayed as a Weeping Angel once and we got our makeup from the party store. It said it was good for six hours, but apparently she was sensitive to an ingredient. Four hours in, she was unable to walk without help because she was so dizzy, and then threw up for almost a solid half hour in the convention bathroom.

It is impossible to know if you are this sensitive without trying it on, and even if you aren’t sensitive, the chemicals will still build up in your system; your body just isn’t trying to get rid of them.

Great-Aunt Polly, I’m not made of money, damn it. I need to gray on the cheap. You just ruled out the cheapest two paint methods.

Watch your language, kid. First of all, I didn’t rule them out. The makeups ruled themselves out by being dangerous to your body. Let’s say it one time together, Homestuck is not worth bodily harm.

Homestuck is not worth bodily harm.

Good job. Everyone have a cookie.

So, what’s a good option?

Well, the following paint brands are safe and all offer paint I’d say is safe on your face:

Ben Nye (Cream Liners)
Mehron (Paradise AQ, Starblend)
Snazaroo (All of it)
Krylon (aquacolor, color cups)
Graftioban (I’ve used their RMG because I got it for prosthetics, but I trust all of their greasepaint)

These all take a lot of paint to cover a body. Paradise AQ’s big $11 thing has covered me for two fullbody paintings and that’s it. I’ve heard you need two or three Ben Nye creamliners to cover a body. This is a lot of money for an unemployed old lady with no kids to take care of her.

You definitely need face-safe makeup for your face. Your skin is thinnest on your eyelids and so you’re going to want to stop anything nasty from getting into your body fast. Just because your body paint is body-safe doesn’t mean it should go on your face for hours at a time.

So you’ve got that, right?

Now you need some water-based cream makeup. I use Mehron Fantasy FX (I like Mehron). You need a tube of gray and a tube of white to get the right color. This comes out to $7. Order a tube of sealer too (this is not optional any time you wear body paint. Seriously. Not optional)

Then I picked up some lotion. I use Body Series Hand and Body lotion SPF 8, but you’re not going to be able to find that in a store. Just pick up any lotion that you like and isn’t super fancy. While you’re out getting lotion, grab some aerosol spray-on sunscreen, some baby powder, and some Monistat chafing relief powder gel. The powder gel’s got the exact same ingredients as Smashbox Primer Potion and doesn’t cost a shitload. You’re also not going to be using it on your eyelids. If there’s empty squeezey bottles, get one too. 3 oz or bigger’s best.

The exact proportions of white to gray are going to depend on your particular face paint that you’re matching. Here’s what I do (to match a 50-50 white and Storm Cloud ParadiseAQ mix):

Squirt a little bit of lotion in the bottle to stop the makeup from getting stuck on the edges. Close the lid and shake the crap out of it till it’s on all of the inside surfaces. Then put the entire 1oz tube of white into the bottle. Shake to mix it up. Then add the gray, little by little, until it looks like the right shade. Mix it up after you add even bit. I add edamame-sized blobs at first and then decrease the dosage as it gets closer to the color.

Put some face paint on your arm so that you can compare the colors.

Put some powder gel on your arm. Let it dry and then put a tiny bit of the face paint over that. Let it dry.

The color should get lighter when it dries, because the lotion’s white when wet but clear when it dries. Add more gray and keep testing until it’s the right color.

To cover yourself in paint:

  1. Primer (powder gel) everywhere the paint’s going

  2. Put the paint on a sponge and sponge the areas with a smushing motion, not a smearing one. A little paint goes a long way.

  3. LET IT DRY ALL THE WAY. Put a second goat on the areas that need it.

  4. Put baby powder on it, let it cook for a minute, then brush it all off with a fluffy

  5. Spray a light coat of sealer. You really only need one on most areas that aren’t going to be touched a lot because

  6. Spray sunscreen over all of it. (it seals it a bit more, and prevents premature aging and sunburn! Your skin’s going to get more heat absorbing if you make your skin darker)



The other way to save money on body paint is to use less body paint. Make yourself some troll arm tights so you can skip painting your arms (and you should never paint your hands anyway or you’ll get gray everyfuckingwhere and that’s not okay, kiddos.), and while you’re buying gray tights for your arms, get some for your legs. Then, if you’re cosplaying Feferi (who I think has the most skin showing. That or a godtier page) you’d just need to paint your chest and back, neck, and face. Saves you a lot of paint and a lot of money.

So, kiddos, to sum it up

  1. Heavy metal poisoning is bad. You can’t know (in the USA) if paint has them or not.

  2. do not put acrylic paint on your skin

    1. do not put acrylic paint on your skin

      1. Do NOT put acrylic paint on your skin

        1. (Don’t even CONSIDER oil paint)

  3. Buy good quality paint. It’ll look better and keep you safer.

  4. Prime and seal.

  5. The gray can’t rub off if the gray’s made of tights and not paint

  6. Don’t get gray on anyone’s clothes.

Thanks for listening, children. Everyone have another ginger snap.



Questions? Just ask your loving Great-Auntie.

Found something factually incorrect? Correct me!



~Polly