Lane Made Me Do It

"That’s what this story is about. Don’t you understand? You are more than a man, now. You are a symbol of everything that is good in the galaxy. In this horrific civil war, don’t you see how much good that image of you can do? You give people hope. You set an example that they can aspire and live up to. Just by existing, you make people want to be better than they are.”

"But it’s not me. It’s just some made-up guy using my name. A holothriller hero. A storybook prince."

"If you say so."

from Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover

Geptun and Luke Skywalker discussing Luke’s unasked for reputation

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Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another man more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.

The Sociological Cinema

There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)

Because men respect another man’s property (and that’s how they see us) than a woman’s autonomy.

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brightcopperpenny:

Tiny Princess Thor has acquired a little brother! Tiny Prince Loki, age six months, made his (very brief) debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 on Friday and promptly stole and gnawed on Thor’s hammer. Also he met a Big Prince Loki who he was not so sure about. (Thank you, kind Loki costumer, for indulging us.)

Tiny Prince Loki’s costume is based on Thor and the Warriors Four, when everyone got turned into babies. It’s basically a green onesie with gold accents, a gold headband with wee little horns, and gold cuffs. When he’s a little bigger, I might make it a little more detailed, assuming Thor hasn’t outgrown her dress by then.

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Anonymous asked: do you think it's a good idea to get a five year old pug? my parents say I'd just be a waste because of her age.

janinekspendlove:

pugsequalsdrugs:

Yes! Rejecting a dog just because of its age is foolish! I understand why some people would want a puppy, but older dogs need a loving home too.

Besides, the life expectancy of a pug is between 12 and 15 years, so hopefully that dog still have a long happy life ahead of her. ^.^

We adopted a 7 year old pug and it was the one of the best decisions we ever made!

I’m strongly considering a retired greyhound as my next dog. Although hopefully that’ll be a long long long time from now. 

itsalwayssunnyinatlanticcity:

I keep hearing people on the teevee rant about “forced diversity” and “PC fascism” and it makes me wonder how these alternate-universe broadcasts are reaching me here in this world where John Constantine has to be straight and pharaohs are being played by squinty Australian white guys.

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@charmingpplincardigans tagged me in this. 

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  1. Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
  2. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover
  3. The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike
  4. A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin
  5. The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn 
  6. My First Book of Space by Rosanna Hanson and Robert Bell
  7. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  8. Marley and Me by Josh Grogan
  9. Mageworlds (series) by Debra Doyle and James McDonald
  10. The Baby-Sitters Club (series) by Ann M. Martin

I’m tagging whoever wants to do this! 

janinekspendlove:

brightcopperpenny:

mianakenobi:

My finished Captain Eo costume

My friend Bryan made a Captain Eo costume years back out of a white jacket and tic-tac boxes that he painted with Sharpie.  It was easily recognizable as Captain Eo, but he always wanted an upgraded one.  Several years back, there was a full scale picture of Captain Eo at Disneyland where I got a good look at the costume.  Bryan once more lamented about how much he wanted a better, accurate costume, and I for some reason blurted out “I could totally make that.” 

Shortly after, I began the mockup of the jacket.  Using the only pattern that was ever used on this jacket (Simplicity Suedesays pattern 1947), I whipped out a rough version of the jacket.  It was insane; there was so much topstitching, odd seams, and just randomness.  However, it also sparked a fever inside my brain that kept telling me “if you can make this, it will look AMAZING.” 

Bryan and I scoured the LA Fabric District in September of 2013 for a white poly-cotton blend that had just the right amount of sheen without being too heavy.  I then got distracted with sewing my niece’s Halloween costume and work got crazy, so sewing the costume didn’t actually start until late April/early May of this year.  The costume was finished the Saturday before Comic-Con. 

I was terrified that Bryan was going to roast; this costume is HOT. 

The jacket has 3 layers: the poly-cotton outer layer, a layer of muslin to support all the top-stitching, and a light cotton lining. 


(ALL the topstitching!)



(Look at all that detailing that no one took photos of!  :-( )

The pants are worse: 

The bottom layer is a pair of Nike golf pants, then there are 3-5 layers of the poly/cotton, batting, and cording.  Not to mention over 200 metal rivets and studs.  (and a murse.  I had to make him a murse). 

I can’t take all the credit on this:  Bryan and his friend Mal did all of the resin/acrylic and light work: all of the light boxes, shoulder rods, and all the pieces on the belt.  He was an absolute trooper and had to make 3 trips all the way day to San Diego (as he lives 3 hours away) for fittings and costume piece pickups and deliveries. 

Even these photos (including the higher rez version of that photo) don’t show the insane amount of detail on this costume. 

The costume was a HUGE success at the Con (which I’m flattered about), but I’ve already gotten bombarded by people asking me to make one.  This unfortunately was a one-time-only vanity project for my best friend, I’m sorry to say.  We set out to make the insane costume and we did it.  :-D  :-D 

My crazy-awesome friend Rachel, everyone.

I LOVE THIS!

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boneycircus:


Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.
The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.
Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:
You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.
The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)
I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.
Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

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boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

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