One of my favorite photos of the weekend. The red lighting backstage adds a cool effect. We’re just seconds away from stepping on stage for the Q&A panel. I can still feel my heart pumping. It was exhilarating and humbling to to the overwhelming crowd and roar of the fans. You guys made my first cosplay experience UNFORGETTABLE. Thank you!
'Believe it or not, there are still large portions of the population that are surprised that people with disabilities have babies. They may even be surprised that wheelchair users who have babies want to go on walks or run errands with their babies with them.'
A design made in conversation with wheelchair users, really intuitive. The stroller can be lifted over curbs and stand alone when needed.
Michele Carragher (facebook)
Just to answer some of your questions regarding Margaery’s wedding dress.
The dress was bias cut in one piece (not by me, that was by one of the lovely costume makers Margaret Pescott) with a godet train inserted at the back. For the embroidery the Costume Designer Michele Clapton didn’t want the roses to be too pretty and soft but wanted a bit of a dangerous edge to it with spikey thorns.
For the stems I used mainly a silver plaited cord with some thorns that I made from painting fine leather silver, folded and glued then shaped a little by hand and finally cut in to thorny shape. I also used some Czech glass spikes as well as the leather thorns. For a couple of the briars I used viscose gimp with gold, dyed a silvery grey and covered 3-4 strands of this with a silver mesh wire.
For the leaves I painted some fine leather silver and cut out various sizes to stitch on, and also made some sprigs of velvet embroidered and wired leaves.
The roses were made from the dress fabric, bias cut strips that I folded and rolled to shape, stitched to hold the shape and then gave each a stem by using some mesh wire to cup the bloom and then rolled tight for the stem.
There were some small metal roses from her brother’s armour, that I added some pearl painted fish scale sequin petals to and jewelled centres.
There is also a stylised rose flower at the centre of the front belt section, which I made, various layers and petals with a pearl and labarodite centre.
I think I spent around 10 days on this dress, the longest process was making all the rolled roses that were needed to spill down from the thorny stems at the back down onto the train (there were about 350 of them to make and then sew on!).
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
Some things I’ve learned in the CBT clinics I’ve been going to regarding anxiety that I thought might be helpful to some.
Pay it forward.
If you play on someone’s phobias for a laugh, I will fucking shank you in the nadgers.
As someone who has diagnosed GAD, Social Anxiety, OCD, a legitimate phobia called Ranidaphobia and other mental health issues such as Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder- posts like these mean a lot. Thanks to the OP x
I’m fairly certain I’ve reblogged this before, but goddamn, they’re all sO CUTE.
#Can we talk about how realistic this is #it literally has almost every body type and preference here #big thighed #skinny waist #freckles #tall #short #gay #straight #red kneed #thigh gap #tattoos #piercings #girls with short hair #guys with dyed hair #short dresses #skinny jeans #these could have been drawn so stereotypically yet they’re not #however they’re still perfect
FUKARI MY LOVE. Seriously she has inspired my art soooo much.