basic Tank Girl cosplay bathroom photoshoot photo dump.

it took a lot of time and squatting action to take these pictures… I had to show them to SOMEBODY! (i really need to finish this cosplay sometime…)

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Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)

Clair was always dropping truth bombs…

but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?

Patriarchy is the answer.

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I have to say



It seems like a lot of people aren’t aware of Crystal’s troubled production. They assume that it has the same budget, sponsoring, and support that the 90s anime did. On the posts where I’ve elaborated that Crystal is an ONA (original net animation) that has a much lower budget as a consequence of not airing on TV (depriving it of sponsors), many people usually express their surprise, saying that they had no idea what the real situation was.

A lot of people are harsh towards Crystal because they think the animators have the means to make higher-quality animation but just choose not to. In reality, the animators are working on a very tight budget and need to cut corners and save money whenever they can. Many people are also unaware of the common practice in the animation industry where initial animation is cleaned up, edited, and sometimes even entirely redrawn in the BD/DVD releases. In fact, we’ve already seen some improvements in animation between the episodes and the Moon Pride video. The animation we see when we watch a new episode isn’t necessarily the final product; we should expect lots of touch-ups. 

I really wish this information would become more widely known!

Totally useful info. I’m still not digging the style, per se, but I am REALLY enjoying all the awesome women being awesome, and knowing the animation is bad because of lack of funds, not will, helps.







During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.

A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

Mission fucking accomplished

Okay so I love this but it doesn’t cover the half of why the design is awesome and actually borders on making sense.

It wasn’t just that they didn’t want to smell the infected and dead, they thought it was crucial to protecting themselves. They had no way of knowing about what actually caused the plague, and so one of the other theories was that the smell of the infected all by itself was evil and could transmit the plague. So not only would they fill their masks with aromatic herbs and flowers, they would also burn fires in public areas, so that the smell of the smoke would “clear the air”. This all related to the miasma theory of contagion, which was one of the major theories out there until the 19th century. And it makes sense, in a way. Plague victims smelled awful, and there’s a general correlation between horrible septic smells and getting horribly sick if you’re around what causes them for too long.

You can see now that we’ve got two different theories as to what caused the plague that were worked into the design. That’s because the whole thing was an attempt by the doctors to cover as many bases as they could think of, and we’re still not done.

The glass eyepieces. They were either darkened or red, not something you generally want to have to contend with when examining patients. But the plague might be spread by eye contact via the evil eye, so best to ward that off too.

The illustration shows a doctor holding a stick. This was an examination tool, that helped the doctors keep some distance between themselves and the infected. They already had gloves on, but the extra level of separation was apparently deemed necessary. You could even take a pulse with it. Or keep people the fuck away from you, which was apparently a documented use.

Finally, the robe. It’s not just to look fancy, the cloth was waxed, as were all of the rest of their clothes. What’s one of the properties of wax? Water-based fluids aren’t absorbed by it. This was the closest you could get to a sterile, fully protecting garment back then. Because at least one person along the line was smart enough to think “Gee, I’d really rather not have the stuff coming out of those weeping sores anywhere on my person”.

So between all of these there’s a real sense that a lot of real thought was put into making sure the doctors were protected, even if they couldn’t exactly be sure from what. They worked with what information they had. And frankly, it’s a great design given what was available! You limit exposure to aspirated liquids, limit exposure to contaminated liquids already present, you limit contact with the infected. You also don’t give fleas any really good place to hop onto. That’s actually useful.

Beyond that, there were contracts the doctors would sign before they even got near a patient. They were to be under quarantine themselves, they wouldn’t treat patients without a custodian monitoring them and helping when something had to be physically contacted, and they would not treat non-plague patients for the duration. There was an actual system in place by the time the plague doctors really became a thing to make sure they didn’t infect anyone either.

These guys were the product of the scientific process at work, and the scientific process made a bitchin’ proto-hazmat suit. And containment protocols!

reblogging for the sweet history lesson

Reblogging because of the History lesson and because the masks, the masks are cool

I need to memorize this information and get myself a fucking sweet cosplay going. Because history. And costumes. And seriously, if I learned a few old Italian phrases, I could PULL THIS SHIT OFF and actually cosplay and go to a con WITHOUT TOO MUCH SOCIAL INTERACTION!

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I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

And also because men call behavior in women they find inconvenient “crazy”

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Just really wanted to do a sappy Leliana/Tabris scene. Started thinking about it the first time I equipped my new Tabris with her wedding ring during her Origins story.

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The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.

The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.

In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.


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Chrys Watches GoT [x]

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