Pipistrella Felix

Native Seattleite, 28 years & continuing, makes theater and art and a pretty good grilled cheese sandwich. Industries include education admin, freelance editing, and being a magician's assistant. Pipistrella felix is a corruption of the Latin for "happy bat."

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"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Contemporary Art Week!

I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.

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This is super cool.


Milky Way Tree | by Jonathan Besler

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How to wear a knife strapped to your thigh with a garter like a fucking lady while managing not to slice yourself open because you were fool enough to carry an unsheathed weapon next to a squishy part of your body that moves when you walk.

  1. Get a garter from somewhere; this one is a sock garter from Sock Dreams, which means it’s made to stay the fuck up there.
  2. Get a fucking sheath for those sharp, pointy things and put them in the sheath. There’ll be a velcro loop at the top so that they won’t slide out if you hold the sheath upside down.
  3. Put the garter through the loop at the top meant for whatever you’re using to attach it to yourself. Attach it to yourself, adjusting for ease of grabbing. You don’t want to put it on your inner thigh because that is awkward as hell to get out. The only way you’d be able to get it out in a timely manner is if you attached the sheath upside down, at which point you’d need two garters to keep the sheath from tilting inward toward your other thigh.
  4. Oh no, now the sheath is hanging loosely and is going to make a weird pattern against your clothing. Tuck that shit into your stockings if you’re wearing them, or use another garter if you’re not.
  5. Pull your pencil skirt back down over the knife sheath. Adjust accordingly due to tightness of skirt and shape of sheath. Make sure you can get at it as quick as you want.
  6. People look at you really strangely if this is the knife you pull out when you want to cut your apple up.

We’ve had so many customers bring this post to our attention, we’ve felt so bad that we couldn’t reblog it before. Why? Well, our other styles of Buttoned Sock Garters, such as the one daenystargaryen is using here, have been sadly out of stock for a long time. 

But as luck would have it, we just now got a whole new batch in stock. Check out our Brass Scrollwork Buttoned Garters! The button is slightly different, but it is sewn securely onto special elastic that features buttonholes every inch for a really great, personalised fit.

And, as always, please exercise common sense and caution when handling sharp knives. We do not recommend this tutorial to anyone who is not old enough to legally purchase knives in your area. We do, however, recommend modifying this tutorial to conceal your wands when wearing your wizarding robes in the Muggle world just isn’t practical. 


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I strongly identify with wood elves because I too like to drink wine and talk about how men are failing

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People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.
Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)

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Aragorn being done with everyone’s shit

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Here’s a fortnighter for ya: with family visits, burlesque, and a whole long list of little things that made me happy:
* Hannah! My cousin Hannah came to visit for the weekend from California, and it was so great to see her. I had to abandon her a little bit for work and shows, but she also got to come see the show on Saturday (and got the best seat in the house, ha), and we went out dancing afterward; we walked all over downtown and went up Smith Tower for the view and explored Pike Place, and had family dinner at the parents’ (uncle and aunt!) house and talked about family stories and family trees, and watched silly movies, and the weather was perfect all weekend long. I’m so glad you could come up to Seattle! Come back anytime. <3
* Burlesque! An excellent rehearsal with Cherry Manhattan (seriously, anytime I feel behind, she’ll kick my ass back into shape), amazing workshopping in class (every one of these acts is going to be so great!), costume breakthroughs, ridiculous amounts of rhinestones for Accio Burlesque, secret confabs about upcoming shows, the pin-up photoshoot with Wittypixel (what an excellent photographer and human being), practicing for the showcase. (Come see it— get yer tickets here!)
* & etc: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ohmygosh what a charming progressive delightful show; relatedly, watching Miss Fisher with Morgan from across the city, timing our start times so we can watch together and then flailing with each other via text message; auditioning & callbacking for Kelly Kitchens, a pleasure every time; watching Hannibal with the drunk-movie-night girls (what a show); Seattle Vice every weekend (oh I love this group of people) and all the hanging out and partying and loving and dancing; finding historical resources with Roz in the library; reading books on the couch during breaktime; late-night texts from the gentleman; good meetings for CoE; learning chocolate information and starting to talk everybody’s ears off about it all; the sipping chocolate from the Confectional; flowers at Pike Place; staff meetings with wine; sewing with Lizzie in her new house and getting to spend time with her (and get awesome costume help!). 
What do you love?