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What You Should Know About Cosplay

Cosplay is a beautiful, beautiful expression of art – of love and talent.  There is something empowering in building something with your hands (be it buying, making, commissioning). This post has been in the works for almost three months – so much research and love has gone into this that I hope it is (in some…… Continue reading What You Should Know About Cosplay

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Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

This is the blog post nobody asked for, but I needed.  So, I’m putting my 6+ hours of research to use by pounding out a much-needed blog post (that is not on a topic themed to my blog AT ALL, but YOLO). I have been fighting a severe bout of tendinitis.  Since I was laid…… Continue reading Arwen Evenstar (Elven) Makeup Dupes for the Cosplayer on a Budget

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Just in the Nick of Time

I was taking photos for my instagram this morning and I realized that there was a certain magic to reading I have taken for granted for quite a few years.   Books can transport you into a whole other world – multiple worlds.  I like to think that, in my fifteen years of reading, I’ve…… Continue reading Just in the Nick of Time

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Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)

The temperature dropped by four degrees last night. Fall is coming. Fall Is Coming. FALL IS COMING. That can only mean one thing: SPOOKTOBER. On my old blog website; every October, we took the time to write a short story (or draw a comic or draw a picture) every day.  So, basically, 30 days of…… Continue reading Spooktober Challenge (Spooky Story October Challenge)

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Just a Thought on Novel Openings

Writing is, perhaps, one of the more difficult of the hobbies/jobs there is in the world today.  To me, it isn’t the character creation or plot invention or dialogue… it is the BEGINNING that always gives me pause.  Perhaps that says something terrible about me, but the beginning of a story should more than just…… Continue reading Just a Thought on Novel Openings

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The Heroes We Need

All image credit goes to the creators of the respective films or franchises that own them! Wonder Woman is owned by Detective Comics.  Doctor Who is owned by the BBC. Respective Game of Thrones characters are owned by HBO and George R. R. Martin. The Wonder Woman: Dawn of Justice movie was everything I could…… Continue reading The Heroes We Need

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The Sun is Also a Star

“There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.” ~~ Nicola…… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star