Clockwork Oddities

A collection of costuming, crafting, oddments, bits, and whatnot.

naturepunk:

deducecanoe:

funnyordie:

via Official Redskins Name Change

I just reblog this every time I see it.

100% support. 

(via shrimpfur)

dblmagus:

funflowur:

thesushiandcats:

lotv:

I hope this makes some of you in a better mood. Because I’m feeling quite over the day. But this helps a bit. 

This post makes me want a duck.

I love this its my goal to have a small farm with a cute little pond

clockwork-ducky

Eeeeee!!!

(Source: dailyanimals)

bellechere:

comicsalliance:

WHY BIG SUPERHERO MUSCLES AREN’T ‘THE SAME THING’ AS SEXY CURVES
By Andrew Wheeler
As a man who reads superhero comics, I confess that I share a commonly-held prurient interest in big-chested, long-legged heroes in skin-baring costumes that barely cover their naughty bits — or as I like to call him, Namor.
Sadly, Namor is pretty much alone in his category. Contrary to the perception that male heroes in comics are frequently sexually objectified, it’s my experience that even Namor is only rarely presented as someone to lust over. Yet I’m fortunate that my tastes run towards the Hemsworth end of the scale. Like many straight men, I admire the kind of buff dudes that are the staple of superhero comics, even though they are rarely sexualized. If I shared the tastes of most of the women I know, I think I’d find superhero comics an even more frustratingly sexless wasteland.
Big muscles are a male fantasy. That’s not to say that women aren’t ever into them, but let’s face facts; women have never been the primary target audience for superhero comics, and male heroes are drawn with big muscles anyway. Make no mistake; women are there. But those big muscles are not there for women. They’re there for men; straight men who find male power exhilarating. If women didn’t exist, superheroes would be drawn just as buff as they are today — because as far as most superhero comics are concerned, women as consumers do not exist.
Yet I’ve seen it said more times than I can count that male heroes are objectified, sexualized, idealized, just the same as the women — because they’re big and ripped and dressed in tight costumes. It’s an idea that’s completely tied up in the narcissistic notion that androphile women are attracted to the same qualities that men find appealing.
Talk to a few women, and you’ll find that’s broadly untrue.
READ MORE

I love and agree with everything this article has to say 1000%.
Power Girl and Warbird/Ms. Marvel are two characters I love, and two characters I’ve dressed up as. The costumes are fun; I appreciate their aesthetic. However, whenever I’ve suggested that these outfits are 100% pandering to guys fantasies (especially given how awkward they’ve been to wear in stage fights!), I’ve been dismissed. ‘The men are designed to attract women, so the women are designed to attract men. Get over it.’ On deaf ears have my protests of ‘I don’t really find bulging muscles attractive’ gone. ‘Well, that’s just you.’ BUT IT’S NOT JUST ME. THANK YOU COMICS ALLIANCE.

This article actually puts into words what I’ve been trying to figure out about why I’m drawn to the comics I am.  Having just relatively recently fallen head first into the world of comic books, I am occasionally a bit picky about what I read and which characters I enjoy.  I agree with this article on all the points.  Not that I’ve ever had this discussion with anyone in person, but I have certainly heard the argument that the super muscular guys in comics are made to look good for the ladies.
For the most part, I gravitate towards X-titles.  I’m loving All New X-Factor, and All New X-Men (having finally found a jumping in point).  I like the new Loki comics, but not the new Thor comics (Thor came off as an oafish brute in the one I read, while Loki came off as a charming scamp.  I should probably give Thor a second chance, after some of the recent events.)  Captain Marvel and Nightcrawler, too.  Atomic Robo.  I’m still just getting started in reading comics, so the list is mostly new-ish publications of the titles, but it’s a place to start.
I don’t find exceedingly bulging muscles to be attractive - quite honestly, in real life or comics.  I’m sure some individuals do, but I just don’t really find the body-builder-esq bulk pleasant to look at.  I think from an attractiveness perspective, my favorite male characters in the comics I read are Loki (lithe, thin, but well defined muscles, expressive eyes, somewhere between handsome and pretty), and Gambit (handsome, scruffy, muscular, but not over the top exploding out of his clothing ‘roid raging muscles, speaks French, expressive).  Also, Loki starts off singing show-tunes in the shower in his new comic… how can I resist that?
________________
The whole topic reminds me a bit of the scene from Rocky Horror where Frank is introducing Rocky, asking for opinions.
Janet: I don’t like men with too many muscles.
Frank: I didn’t make him for /you/.

bellechere:

comicsalliance:

WHY BIG SUPERHERO MUSCLES AREN’T ‘THE SAME THING’ AS SEXY CURVES

By Andrew Wheeler

As a man who reads superhero comics, I confess that I share a commonly-held prurient interest in big-chested, long-legged heroes in skin-baring costumes that barely cover their naughty bits — or as I like to call him, Namor.

Sadly, Namor is pretty much alone in his category. Contrary to the perception that male heroes in comics are frequently sexually objectified, it’s my experience that even Namor is only rarely presented as someone to lust over. Yet I’m fortunate that my tastes run towards the Hemsworth end of the scale. Like many straight men, I admire the kind of buff dudes that are the staple of superhero comics, even though they are rarely sexualized. If I shared the tastes of most of the women I know, I think I’d find superhero comics an even more frustratingly sexless wasteland.

Big muscles are a male fantasy. That’s not to say that women aren’t ever into them, but let’s face facts; women have never been the primary target audience for superhero comics, and male heroes are drawn with big muscles anyway. Make no mistake; women are there. But those big muscles are not there for women. They’re there for men; straight men who find male power exhilarating. If women didn’t exist, superheroes would be drawn just as buff as they are today — because as far as most superhero comics are concerned, women as consumers do not exist.

Yet I’ve seen it said more times than I can count that male heroes are objectified, sexualized, idealized, just the same as the women — because they’re big and ripped and dressed in tight costumes. It’s an idea that’s completely tied up in the narcissistic notion that androphile women are attracted to the same qualities that men find appealing.

Talk to a few women, and you’ll find that’s broadly untrue.

READ MORE

I love and agree with everything this article has to say 1000%.

Power Girl and Warbird/Ms. Marvel are two characters I love, and two characters I’ve dressed up as. The costumes are fun; I appreciate their aesthetic. However, whenever I’ve suggested that these outfits are 100% pandering to guys fantasies (especially given how awkward they’ve been to wear in stage fights!), I’ve been dismissed. ‘The men are designed to attract women, so the women are designed to attract men. Get over it.’ On deaf ears have my protests of ‘I don’t really find bulging muscles attractive’ gone. ‘Well, that’s just you.’ BUT IT’S NOT JUST ME. THANK YOU COMICS ALLIANCE.

This article actually puts into words what I’ve been trying to figure out about why I’m drawn to the comics I am.  Having just relatively recently fallen head first into the world of comic books, I am occasionally a bit picky about what I read and which characters I enjoy.  I agree with this article on all the points.  Not that I’ve ever had this discussion with anyone in person, but I have certainly heard the argument that the super muscular guys in comics are made to look good for the ladies.

For the most part, I gravitate towards X-titles.  I’m loving All New X-Factor, and All New X-Men (having finally found a jumping in point).  I like the new Loki comics, but not the new Thor comics (Thor came off as an oafish brute in the one I read, while Loki came off as a charming scamp.  I should probably give Thor a second chance, after some of the recent events.)  Captain Marvel and Nightcrawler, too.  Atomic Robo.  I’m still just getting started in reading comics, so the list is mostly new-ish publications of the titles, but it’s a place to start.

I don’t find exceedingly bulging muscles to be attractive - quite honestly, in real life or comics.  I’m sure some individuals do, but I just don’t really find the body-builder-esq bulk pleasant to look at.  I think from an attractiveness perspective, my favorite male characters in the comics I read are Loki (lithe, thin, but well defined muscles, expressive eyes, somewhere between handsome and pretty), and Gambit (handsome, scruffy, muscular, but not over the top exploding out of his clothing ‘roid raging muscles, speaks French, expressive).  Also, Loki starts off singing show-tunes in the shower in his new comic… how can I resist that?

________________

The whole topic reminds me a bit of the scene from Rocky Horror where Frank is introducing Rocky, asking for opinions.

Janet: I don’t like men with too many muscles.

Frank: I didn’t make him for /you/.

magumaslouvre:

magumaslouvre:

mizuaoi:

hinoneko:

we all start somewhere

I really wish the cosplay community would calm the fuck down and realize this. 

I will reblog this every time I see it. We all started somewhere~

I said I’d reblog it. And I know there are a few small fires out there in regards to who cosplays and how they go about it. It’s all about having fun and spreading the love and knowledge full circle. Don’t ever forget it, don’t ever let that die.

A good reminder.  We all started somewhere, and it is all about having fun.  

magumaslouvre:

magumaslouvre:

mizuaoi:

hinoneko:

we all start somewhere

I really wish the cosplay community would calm the fuck down and realize this. 

I will reblog this every time I see it. We all started somewhere~

I said I’d reblog it. And I know there are a few small fires out there in regards to who cosplays and how they go about it. It’s all about having fun and spreading the love and knowledge full circle. Don’t ever forget it, don’t ever let that die.

A good reminder.  We all started somewhere, and it is all about having fun.  

(via lady-ava-cosplay)

aika-chan01:

natalie-as-herself:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.


why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Reblog this!! This can save somebody’s life!

reblog.
help.
do not scroll down.

aika-chan01:

natalie-as-herself:

qelato:

anniecrestadair:

orangeninjadan:

hickitty:

clarkkftw:

I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:

IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.

1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.

2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.

3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”

4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”

5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.

TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.

Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.

why on earth doesn’t this have more notes

I actually had to do this once. She lived.

if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.

Reblog this!! This can save somebody’s life!

reblog.

help.

do not scroll down.

(Source: sexceptionul, via snerkaderp)

So, after a closer look at the comics, again, I ordered new swatches for the X-Factor costume.

Looking at using the milliskin matte for all three colors.  The yellow is a bit brighter than the comics, but it has the best texture, and it matches the nicest between the colors.  I think that with all three of them together, it will make a pretty nice uniform.  If I find the yellow to be too bright or neon, I may try to dye it, but that remains to be seen.

I’ve also ordered the wig I intend to use, which is the Suzi from Arda, in silver.  I get to hand color all of that hair.  Via some combination of RIT, Sharpie, and magic, apparently.

ultrafacts:

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Awesome.  I remember that episode, but I don’t remember the details of it, or what the specifics of the dance meant.  Cool!

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Awesome.  I remember that episode, but I don’t remember the details of it, or what the specifics of the dance meant.  Cool!

nillawiffle:

captainmjolnir:

variablejabberwocky:

hypotheticalwoman:

3rdrudy:

emerald-observance:

3rdrudy:

imsarahcate:

3rdrudy:

timewarp-grrrl:

‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’

what if i cut off your left leg

would that make you stronger

would it

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Finally the Monty Python fandom awakens

We were never asleep, we’ve just been out trying to find the right shubbery.

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Nobody was expecting us

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Oh, god, Monty Python spam…

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finally a fandom hijack I can get behind

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(Source: icelikelollies, via baconflavoredcosplay)

thecutestofthecute:

toweringstark:

justamus:

cute-overload:

My Uncle forgot to roll up the window to his truck, and we found this little guy inside.

He hates you.
He hates everything.
But especially you.

that owl is almost entirely head. Head and hatred.

HEAD AND HATRED

thecutestofthecute:

toweringstark:

justamus:

cute-overload:

My Uncle forgot to roll up the window to his truck, and we found this little guy inside.

He hates you.

He hates everything.

But especially you.

that owl is almost entirely head. Head and hatred.

HEAD AND HATRED