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And head cast final bogging, I hope!

And head cast final bogging, I hope!

I will be able to trial the mouse sander tomorrow :) Actual mouse sander that has proper accessories and exhaust which means no burning through motors!

Also it is super light. This was very important.

No new ear casts because I am about to start to slow walk to bed.

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Basically back filled the side seams that had opened while sanding back and evening up what needs to be evened and then able to be…

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Maleficent tabbard testing

My super soft crepe for the Hindi Satine costume has done stunt duty for the tabbard pattern. If I were able to dye this a lovely rich black I’d just go and use this for the actual lining. sadly there is not enough to do so even if it were cost effective.

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It is both easy and not easy. I really wanted that accordion effect down the side and to direct the majority of the folds to the front. I…

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Batman Day Arkham CIty Comics
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Catwoman made and worn by neimhaille

Batman Day Arkham CIty Comics

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Catwoman made and worn by neimhaille

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rena-of-pern:

WELL NOW THERE’S SOMETHING IN MY EYE

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I have The Right to Speak, which is a must have for actors but I think is just an important book full stop. But I was looking for that info on a bone prop, and am rereading The Actor Speaks and this paragraph just hit me hard. Really hard. sheliesshattered I think we both were thinking of the same thing regarding illness and acting. And this is part of why there are few chronically ill actors- acting is incredibly pysically demanding. And that is without added pressure on physicality.
I keep forgetting how amazing Patsy Rodenburg actually is. Her work is all about using technique to free the voice and thus the actor. About learning objective methods to support the emotion. Important section on accents and how an audience can just refuse to hear what is said due to lack of respect for the accent.
This quote comes after the sections dealing with screaming, crying, laughter, and dying.
As an actor I can objectively agree and note down that mumbling or unsupported vocal work will mask any emotional work, especially in theatre.
The chronic ill person I am as well is really shocked at how true this really is and it is not a theatrical conceit. And how far too often the reality is not the same as assumption.
I either stop speaking or try extra hard at the physical and mental processes for making my message clear.
Kick to the chest. This paragraph. Also makes me miss the stage even more. 

I have The Right to Speak, which is a must have for actors but I think is just an important book full stop. But I was looking for that info on a bone prop, and am rereading The Actor Speaks and this paragraph just hit me hard. Really hard. sheliesshattered I think we both were thinking of the same thing regarding illness and acting. And this is part of why there are few chronically ill actors- acting is incredibly pysically demanding. And that is without added pressure on physicality.

I keep forgetting how amazing Patsy Rodenburg actually is. Her work is all about using technique to free the voice and thus the actor. About learning objective methods to support the emotion. Important section on accents and how an audience can just refuse to hear what is said due to lack of respect for the accent.

This quote comes after the sections dealing with screaming, crying, laughter, and dying.

As an actor I can objectively agree and note down that mumbling or unsupported vocal work will mask any emotional work, especially in theatre.

The chronic ill person I am as well is really shocked at how true this really is and it is not a theatrical conceit. And how far too often the reality is not the same as assumption.

I either stop speaking or try extra hard at the physical and mental processes for making my message clear.

Kick to the chest. This paragraph. Also makes me miss the stage even more. 

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Bloopers (x)

Actors man! Bloody actors. Nope that diploma I have is not for acting. 

but seriously check out all the jaw/mouth tension stretches! While we did a heck of a lot of exercises to “fix” this it’s always slightly reassuring to know you are not a complete failure for still needinding to do this outside of school.

I also dare you to ask about the torture of a bone prop

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disneydeviants:

Disney Villains Week - Favorite Outfit
MALEFICENT

The design for Maleficent's clothes occurred to Davis when he was looking through a book on Medieval art; one of the manuscript images featured a religious figure with long robes, the ends of which resembled flames. Davis incorporated this into Maleficent's final design. [xEarly designs feature Maleficent's signature dress in red instead of purple. 

And the term is dagging. Yep. And possibly from the same term as used to describe sheep dags.. But it was done in all kinds of patterns (ferny and squared and flamey and more!) and there are even extant fragments of some in wool! I have only seen the reference once but I may be able to hunt it out again. 

It’s a london find, but meanwhile:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/130745195406325534/

Sadly finding the manuscript on the site is freaking impossible- not sure how the pin links to that page.. But dagging? horned headdress? Roman de la Rose.

And Tres Riche Heures.

Just 15thC in general:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1400%E2%80%931500_in_European_fashion

Dagging in general:

http://larsdatter.com/dagging.htm

And back to finding that fragment… From Textiles and Clothing. Sorry, saw it in the book itself and my google fu fails from this point.

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"Science, then, is not like the onion in the often used analogy of stripping away layer after layer to get at some core, central, fundamental truth. Rather it’s like the magic well: no matter how many buckets of water you remove, there’s always another one to be had. Or even better, it’s like the widening ripples on the surface of a pond, the ever larger circumference in touch with more and more of what’s outside the circle, the unknown. This growing forefront is where science occurs… It is a mistake to bob around in the circle of facts instead of riding the wave to the great expanse lying outside the circle."

Stuart Firestein, from Ignorance: How It Drives Science

I was reminded of this quote, which sums up the driving force of the scientific process better than just about anything I’ve ever read, today after watching the latest Vlogbrothers video, in which Hank Green channels his inner Socrates:

"I know one thing, that I know nothing."

Watch Hank admit to being a towering mountain of ignorance (something we should all admit) below…

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nudityandnerdery:

gailsimone:

Falcon!

Put Anthony Mackie in everything.

YES! 
I mean, quite. Surely this would meet with approval in any truly genteel household.

nudityandnerdery:

gailsimone:

Falcon!

Put Anthony Mackie in everything.

YES! 

I mean, quite. Surely this would meet with approval in any truly genteel household.

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nudityandnerdery:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

And my bow.

And my bunny bracelet.

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