In regards to your Ursula cosplay, was it easy to walk in it? I imagine it can cause a little bit of a wiggle. And was it heavy?

Hi! I am actually the photographer - the cosplayer is the awesome srawr.tumblr.com!

I CAN personally attest to the wiggle, though! ^_^



And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
Cosplayer: srawr
The Little Mermaid
ACEN 2014

Holy cow.


(srawr! Look how many people you have conquered! :DDD)


Give me Slytherins in Dumbledore’s Army.

Give me Slytherins vouching for and adopting muggleborn first years during the reign of the Carrows. Walking the corridors a day or two after the start of term, spotting a cornered and terrified looking Ravenclaw first year and wading in like, “Ah, there you are! I tried to catch you at the feast, but you left for that tower of yours. How’s your Mum? She asked me to keep an eye out for you. Come on, don’t know about you, but lunch feels like forever ago. Shall we go raid the kitchens? You can tell me how the family’s doing, it’s been ages since I’ve seen my cousins.” “Who are- umm - do I know you?” “Just keep walking kiddo.”

Give me Slytherins running interference. Sitting in the thick of it in the Common Room, listening in on the discussions and idle plotting the older students under the guise of studying. Giving the odd absent minded smile in the appropriate place and laughing when expected, but making careful notes in their Herbology crib notes. Later relaying the intended and potential threats to the rest of the DA.

Give me Slytherins raiding the dungeon store rooms. With the Carrows’ idea of discipline bleeding Madame Pomfrey’s resources dry, alternative sources of items like raw murtlap, salamander blood and doxy eggs need to be found. Not all Slytherins take potions past OWLs, but there are a number who don’t who leave the dungeons with full book bags and later leave the Room of Requirement or the Hospital Wing with them considerably lighter. Later, the empty bags will be lined with takings from the Green House 8, where Longbottom and Sprout are growing in secret what they can’t steal from anywhere else.

Give me Slytherins insisting on hand to hand fighting being included in the DA’s training schedule. Because it doesn’t matter how good you are in a duel, if they get your wand away from you, you are going to have to find another way to defend yourself. They throw in a few hand held weapons as well because, well, come on, have you seen the corridors around here? There are suits of armour, like, every four feet! There are swords and morning stars everywhere people. Plus, it will scare the shit out of them. And a few halfbloods introduce the concept of homemade weapons and explosives and then the battle plans just get downright dirty.        

Give me Slytherins hitting other students with spells in the corridors. Imagine, you’ve just stumbled out of Defence Agai- wait, no, can’t really call it that anymore – Dark Arts. You’re shaking, trembling from head to foot. They had you demonstrating the Imperious this afternoon. On Luke, you’d always had a bit of a thing for Luke. And you couldn’t do it. You’re not sure what they hit you with but you can barely keep your feet under you. It doesn’t take much for the Slytherin girl to shove you into the wall. You hit the floor as she walks away, her head thrown back in a cackle. You vision blurs with tears from pain, humiliation and just being sick of being so damn scared all the time. Some lion you are. You don’t see the Slytherin boy coming the other way until it’s too late and his wand is already raised on you. You cry out as the first of the tears start to fall and brace yourself. There’s no pain though, despite the continued malicious laughter in the air. You feel warm instead, like someone’s just wrapped you in a much needed hug. You feel warm and safe and, as impossible as it seems, you feel happy and oh so hopeful. You drag yourself to your feet as the cheering charm settles like a warmed cloak and you lock eyes with the Slytherin boy just as he rounds the corridor corner. He winks at you and places a finger over gently smiling lips.

Give me Slytherin girls laying into boys during DA combat sessions. Gryffindor boys unwilling to raise their wands on a younger, smaller girl. “Oh come on! Seriously?! Dude, do you honestly think that Bellatrix Lestrange is going to smile and curtsy and thank you for being a gentleman?!” *curse flies* “Do you really think that Dolohov is going to extend the same courtesies to me?!” *another curse flies* “Because I telling you now Galahad, he ain’t! Now fight back you damn pussy cat!” “She’s right Davies, now fight back!” “Thanks Longbottom!”

Give me Slytherins convening with other members of staff. Requesting to be put into detention. They can be there for support for the younger students, the non-purebloods when the Carrows get into their stride. The moon touched girl from Ravenclaw, all blonde hair and pale eyes, she came up with this spell. Allows the effect of a curse to be split multiple ways, takes the edge of the Cruciatus is cast at the right moment. But they need more people in there, if anyone else passes out like the first time Lovegood did it will raise suspicion.

Give me Slytherins raiding the laundry baskets for spare ties. Yes, ok, so it’s not going to fool anyone with half a brain for very long, but the number of the Carrows underlings who just clock what colour is dangling around your neck and keep walking is laughable. The other staff members have cottoned on to it, seeing ties being swapped out at the classroom door and say nothing.

Give me Slytherins contributing their own photos and stories to the Memorial Wall in the Room of Requirement as the War drags on. Friends and family, alumni who refused to join Voldemort’s forces and paid the price for their defiance.

Give me Slytherin quidditch players who suggest aerial support squad to patrol the Forbidden Forrest in secret when the Carrow detentions warrant a little field trip. Waiting in the air in case anyone is in need of a quick retrieval. Give me beaters from different houses practicing with the bludgers, improving their aim and trying to see it they can weaponise them, or charm them to attack certain targets. Give me chasers practising flight with a second rider and keepers doing weights training in case they ever need to snatch someone out of danger. Give me seekers testing their reflexes and developing communication short hand for when they will be scouts on the battle field.      

And give me Slytherins in the face of bigotry. Because that shit is a two way street. How many time has it been said, “Why don’t they just chuck all the Slytherins out?!” over the years. “Who’d even want to be a Slytherin?” Truth is, the sorting hat gets a rhyming couplet to give an overview of each house and that is it. Not all Ravenclaws are free thinkers, not all Gryffindors are fearless, not all Hufflepuffs are good people. Give me Zachariah Smith after a bad clash, looking around at the red, blue and yellow lined room and those students bleeding and bruised and staring in on the few wisps of green set solidly among the others. Give me harsh words, unfounded accusations and a comment of ‘snakes in the lions’ den’. Give me Neville and Ginny yelling back, shouting him down, but he’s built up a head of steam and some of the younger members start to look torn and begin to edge way from the Slytherins in their midst. Give me a small slight Slytherin girl, finishing up bandaging a spained wrist of a small Gryffindor boy and rise to her feet prettily dusting off her hands. Give me her crossing the room quickly and quietly to within striking distance and then lamping Smith in the jaw. “Any means to achieve our ends you say? And what happens when our goals are your goals? When our home and friends and lives are the same one threatened as yours? The houses are there to give a sense of family in a new environment and to give us the distraction of inter-house quidditch matches. It was not designed to segregate us, we get enough that out there! We are one side here, and unless certain heads are removed from certain arseholes, it is going to be the side that comes of worse! Now, if anyone else requires essence of murtlap, I’m over by the second window.”

Give me Slytherins in the DA.

Congratulations, Superhero Girl




The Adventures of Superhero Girl is one of my favorite comics, and one of the ones I’m proudest to have worked on. It’s by people I love and love working with. It’s the kind of book that shifts the balance of the industry and medium toward what I want comics to be.

I’ve spent a lot of time with Superhero Girl—probably more than any one person who isn’t Faith Erin Hicks or Cris Peter. I read it in black and white when it was first going up online, and then I read it again. And again. I went through every strip to pick the representative handful I could use to argue its case to my boss, and his boss, and the DH costing committee; and all of that was technically before I was its editor.

There are books I edit and then put down; ones I’m not interested in revisiting, or, more often, ones I’ve spent so much process time with that reading them feels redundant. Superhero Girl has never been one of those books. It’s a pick-me-up and a security blanket, the oh-so-readable soft matte hardcover, Adam Grano’s exuberant design (man, there is nothing about this book I don’t love), Kurt Busiek’s glowing introduction. I go back to it when I’m having a bad day, when I want to remember why I care about comics and what they can mean—to me, and as a medium.


Last night, I went to a not-at-SDCC party at my friend Dustin’s place, and as we were pulling up, I got a sudden flurry of texts, because The Adventures of Superhero Girl had just won the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

I almost burst into tears. I spent the rest of the evening texting Faith and telling everyone I ran into that Superhero Girl had won.

I didn’t make this book. But I am so proud of having played even an incremental role in getting it out there, and I am so happy to see it get the recognition it deserves. The Eisner Awards aren’t perfect, by a long shot; how much they really mean is debatable. But sometimes? Sometimes, they get it right.

Congratulations, Faith, and thank you—more than I can properly express—for the chance to be part of one of the best comics I’ve ever read, and some of the most fun I’ve ever had on the job.

Aw, Rachel. ;_; 

… great now I am crying again. 


Ohmygosh an Eisner! That is AWESOME!



This guy is getting into Welcome to Nightvale and it’s best to stay the fuck away. He’s a bad guy. What kind of bad guy?

The kind that has been lying since for-fucking-ever and has a pattern he follows in every fandom he can get in. The kind that blames all of the abusive, terrible things he’s done on mental illnesses though his diagnoses never remain the same. The kind that has done really terrible things to people (one survivor of his abuse/cult shit describes his shamming of her body and jesus, massive trigger warning for awful body shamming). 

Andy is also transphobic: he states he was assigned female at birth, but identifies as a cis straight man since he’s totally not trans, as us trans men are somehow not as man of a man as he is.

Not that it matters to him that he doesn’t ID as anything related to the LGBT community, because he’ll be happy to appropriate our pain and suffering for his cause shamelessly.

There’s much more crap you can find out. This guy is thirty now and is still targeting younger people (you may have seen him posting his number in places telling you to call him if you feel unhappy, which is probably one of the more dangerous things you can do.

You can read more about him here:

"And I’m prouder of that than if I’d simply been ‘good’ from the beginning": Why I Think Andy Blake is (still) Dangerous

ATF links This one is super useful as it has a whole bunch of links to the warning blogs.

Primer on Andy Blake

The warning that went out to the Teen Wolf fandom that he also tried to weasle in on.

You can also find more info on him in the andythanfiction and thanfiction tags on tumblr. Don’t try “Andy Bake” or “Andrew Blake”, however, as that’s the name of a famous porn director. Fun fact, he picked that name to make it harder to trace him, so that’s not sketch at all.

So stay safe. He’s a bad guy with a terrible record. Don’t let his shitty art copy pasting/painting over fool you.

trigger warning: sexual assualt tw: sexual assault tw: abuse trigger warning: abuse tw: cult trigger warning: cult tw: fat shamming trigger warning: fat shaming

Amazing. Teen Wolf wouldn’t have him so he’s moved on to WTNV. I’m kind of interested in when he’ll try to go after Homestuck teens—or has he already? Either way, keep an eye on this guy. 




Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing it.

Hurtful things changed because people have said ‘That hurts me. Stop.’

And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.

(via moniquill)

Fragment of a dream (by cannon_baller)

Gosh wow pretty


Fragment of a dream (by cannon_baller)

Gosh wow pretty












Seriously, did anyone have more fun making the Harry Potter movies than Kenneth Branagh?

I’m sorry but this is one of those pictures I *have* to reblog whenever it appears on my dash.


Yes this is the guy!

And he also directed Thor

gilderoy lockhart directed thor? 

he also played miguel in Road to El Dorado

he literally did every shakespeare play and made the movie, playing the lead

cocky shit

or did he just wipe the directors minds and put his name in the credits?

I take exception to the majority of the casting decision in the HP movies, but there literally could not have been a more perfect choice for Lockhart.





This was the most beautiful person ever







This was the most beautiful person ever






The fantasy in reality ~ postcards from the faraway lands of movies you can only dream of visiting and the real world locations you actually can

I HAVE BEEN TO ALCAZAR. That place is drop. Dead. AMAZING.
It’s actually the castle that Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyworld was based on.


Otakon Private Shoots are OPEN! (Friday and Saturday ONLY)

Do the clicky thing!

(Apologies for sporadic replies - away from computer this weekend, but I’ll answer soon as I get back!)

Paradise Lost, Ed Freeman

*hums happily*

Paper Umbrellas - Poster DesignPaperman + The Blue UmbrellaSara - Meg + Red UmbrellaMitch - George + Blue UmbrellaMatsuricon 2013Been playing around with more design work, so have a poster!

Paper Umbrellas - Poster Design
Paperman + The Blue Umbrella

- Meg + Red Umbrella
Mitch - George + Blue Umbrella

Matsuricon 2013

Been playing around with more design work, so have a poster!

Game of Thrones Season 4 + Costume Porn

*hums happily*