Posted 1 week ago

dduane:

A tour of the British Isles in accents: for those who would be tempted to mention “A British accent” and leave it at that.

…Smart to remember, too, that all these regions will have microregional variants. The Dublin accent referenced here, for example, is only one of at least five or six that I can identify, and I bet there are a lot more I’ve never heard or can’t tell from one another. Ditto for other regions in Ireland. The “Irish accent” as normally heard in US TV and film until quite recently has never been much more than an overstated, artficial “Dublin Stage” accent.

Equally, what most people in the US think of as “the British accent” beloved of movie villains everywhere is usually the so-called Received Pronunciation or RP, a kind of by-blow of the BBC’s refusal for a long time to allow its announcers to use anything but an approved version of the Home Counties “posh” accent. (This dialectic “glass wall” has finally started cracking in the last decade.)

I keep seeing different actors in my mind as they go through these. ^_^

Posted 4 weeks ago

Video: An Easy, Flat Fly-Front Zipper - Threads (aka THE BEST FLY FRONT ZIPPER TUTORIAL IN THE WORLD)

silencedrowns:

For years and years of sewing I was REALLY TERRIBLE at sewing in zippers in general and fly-front zippers in particular. I’d go to some serious lengths to avoid having to make them; once I even put in a topstitched-in zipper on the side seam of my pants and a fake topstitched fly in the front.

Then I saw this video.

This is literally the first method of sewing a fly-front zipper that ever made serious sense to me, and now the other methods and pattern instructions are a lot less frightening once I really “got it”. If you’re having trouble sewing in the fly of a pair of pants you’re making, try this! I hope it helps at least one person who’s struggling or dealing with con crunch.

Posted 1 month ago
6000000percentdone:

cat-womans-whip:

want

I would kill a man for this coat, then kill twenty men in this coat.


Ooooooh!

6000000percentdone:

cat-womans-whip:

want

I would kill a man for this coat, then kill twenty men in this coat.

Ooooooh!

(Source: slackerpentecost)

Posted 1 month ago

buffandpolish:

Gorgeous and Gothic fishnet style bordered nails with a graded eggplant/aubergine hue. Loving this #nailart!

Source

Posted 1 month ago

jetadoreikb:

katsucon:

Your BEAUTIFUL neighbor Totoro!

she was gorgeous! and super sweet ^^

(Source: katsuconpr)

Posted 2 months ago

lipstickstainedlove:

A poetic and artful umbrella, Komorebi is based on a Japanese expression that approximately translates to “sunshine filtering through foliage.”

Need

(Source: astarnomy)

Posted 2 months ago
Posted 3 months ago

khoss:

lostsplendor:

Mina Jacket (via by lauragalic on Etsy)

STEF. STEEEEHHHH-EHHHHHF.

AUUGHHHH, PUT IT ON ME. THE PLEEEEEEATSSSSSS~

Posted 3 months ago

gothiccharmschool:

Have I reblogged these before? I don’t care. Gorgeous, gorgeous outfit inspiration. 

I feel the need to get a lot of high-quality burgundy and black velvet roses and start making brooches. 

(Source: victorianandgothicpalermo)

Posted 5 months ago

silvarbelle:

allurious:

some of excentrique’s summer ‘11 collection; the librarian.

ALL OF THE WANT

YES. ALL CLOTHINGS ARE DESIRED.