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GPA Frustrations

So I just had a sneaky little look at my results from my first year at uni again to revel in my success for a bit (hey, I’m allowed to celebrate…) and noticed my GPA had gone online (it wasn’t last time I looked). My GPA is 3.88. Oh Noes. You see, I really want…




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Paperless Studying

I have lots of tech-savvy friends. I have lots of tech-savvy friends who discuss the merits of going paperless including lots of very technical ways of doing so. I am not very tech-savvy. (The other night I booted up my Windows install for the first time ever and managed to get malware on it within…




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Mythlore Costume – Battle Skirt

The leg armour has affectionately become known as the battle skirt. Here’s something resembling a step-by-step of what I’ve done so far. So first of all I draped the fabric on the stand so that I could just draw the pattern onto the fabric and cut directly on that. I’m using the calico for the…




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Mythlore Costume – Texturing the robes

I treated myself a few weeks ago. I bought myself a pintuck foot and some double needles because I had this crazy idea that I could add texture to the base layer robes for S’s costume. This morning I decided to try a sample piece. Unfortunately I have no matching thread, but you get the…




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Film industry inspiration: Pt II

So I wrote a while ago about the techniques that I’ve drawn from the film industry that I try to apply to my work with LRP photography. I spied this on a friends feed today, it’s a making-of video of Game of Thrones Season 4. Well, the SFX anyway. Keep a close eye as they…




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My top 15 LRP photos.

Yeah, I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten, so here are fifteen. I also couldn’t narrow it down to just Odyssey or Empire because I love them both in equal measures. I’m quite happy at the amount of shots of awesome women vs awesome men that I seem to achieve. It’s been a goal…




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Laura Bates: Everyday Sexism

I love TED Talks. I love Laura Bates. I love The Everyday Sexism Project.. In this talk she lists some pretty convincing reasons as to why women have not yet found equality. “Women are equal now, more or less.” Apparently. So I am often told when I’m told that we don’t need feminism. When I’m…




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Living with ‘not quite serious enough to be serious’ OCD

Warning: Contains some description of surgery (from my head) that some might find upsetting. I have a general fear of being mentally ill. Mostly because I’ve been told by quite a few people over the years that I’m depressed and should seek treatment. I’m not depressed, I’m just a melancholic kind of person. To say…




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Female participation in e-sports

I want to talk about the recent decision that the IeSF made to remove the ‘male only’ qualifier from their ‘world championship’ type tournaments. And hey look, I’m going to be good and I’m not even going to discuss the fact I’m faced with Jaina’s great big sexy almost-bare tits every time I log on…




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Mythlore Costume – Using Blue in LRP costumes

I know that LRP isn’t historically accurate, but I don’t care. I’m an art history student and one of my favourite things to do is to research.┬áComing up with the concepts for S’s Mythlore costume has been a chance to research and take some inspiration from a culture that I’ve never really looked at before…