new UC employees had to attend a 3.5-hour presentation on “employee benefits” - ie, all the health insurance options available and their minutiae - and I’m lucky enough to still be on my dad’s UC health insurance for the next four years so
They did it.
I’ve been reading Homestuck since its beginning and was part of the MSPAF when Obselescence first birthed the idea. I followed the progress threads, read the posts doubting if such an ambitious project could ever be finished, and read the tenfold more posts that rallied around MSPA as a wide wellspring of talent and (more importantly) endless drive.
There are parts in [S] RDA with absolutely fluid animation and excellent art, and there are parts that are a bit rawer and choppier, but it’s because this project drew from such a huge range of talents — from people who animate or draw professionally to people who found their first ever fandom in Homestuck and poured in passion and effort anywhere they lacked experience.
This video is a wonderful, beautiful summary of the great things this community can achieve. This video is a testament to the creative force and all the positive things around MSPA.
I am so, so happy.
BigWow2014 222 on Flickr.
Making a goofy pucker face, but that’s me! Thanks for the photo!
RT Podcast #266! Grainy webcam photo! The most furry thing I’ve yet made!
"When adventure summons, I know you will rise to the task and take your rightful place among the DAUGHTERS OF ECLECTICA.”
Dress of Eclectica more like Dress of Twirly Cupcake Electric Boogaloo.
A smattering from the Saturday MSPA meet at Wondercon.
In the snatches of clarity (usually while sewing a hem), I rail at my past self and ask why she thought this would be a good idea.
As of picture time,
Yards of fabric hemmed: 46
Yards of ruffles made: 23
Tiers of ruffles: 2
Finished the shirt on Monday night, posting a picture now! Because I didn’t make the mockup right, there are some weird fit areas …even after ripping open the lining and shell to take the sides in (and they had been finished so nicely before! :’( )
Worn with a grey skirt I’d made for everyday wear, but it’s not going to be the Witch skirt so it got cropped out.
Closer picture of the symbol because I am still enamoured with it.
Witch of Space progress pictures, taken at two separate times of day!
The top is fully lined and I did a (kind of) neat job in finishing the sleeves. It’s not that impressive or significant a detail, but it’s cool enough for me!
I was making up the method for the symbol as I went along, so it was fraying something awful under the satin stitching. Solution? BEDAZZLE. Going to sew in more bead anchoring threads and clip the frays tomorrow.
Four hundred percent decked-out Jack Sparrow at the Norcal Spring Cosplay Gathering, complete with compass and jar of dirt.
"Oh, we’re taking a photo?? We gotta get all our derp out first!"
Some pictures from the Norcal Spring Cosplay Gathering! Drop me a line to add credit.
Commemorative post for the Wicked Witch of the West dress that I made in September for a Wizard of Oz-themed event. The hat turned out ill-fitting and badly made, so I threw it away at the end. The dress was plenty of fun to wear and scowl at everyone!, but I was too busy to get decent photos in green makeup.
Six-panelled full circle skirt (which is really fun for swishing around and striding gloomily a la Severus Snape) and seven different fabrics (one was denim used for interfacing the waistband). I made up the bodice pattern and assembly as I went along, which was problematic at some points!
I’m considering harvesting the crepeback satin in the skirt for Jade’s god tier, since I’m unlikely to have an occasion to re-wear this dress anytime.