I’ll swim and sail of savage seas…
With ne’er a fear of drowning…
at a hella cool castle
the groom channeled Thranduil and the Baratheons
the bridesmaids were elf maidens
the court jester and town crier were there
the cakes were gorgeous
luckily a friar was passing through town who was able to officiate (“mawwaige,” he said, “is what bwings us togevver today”)
the bride’s chariot was pulled by the most beautiful creature
unfortunately, as with all medieval weddings, there is the dragon problem
VAMBRACE’S SUPER SQUID SQUAD SQUIVEAWAY!!
You may have seen these delightful squid pillows before and thought, “I sure would like one of those, but I have no money!” Well I have good news for you! You can win a FREE or DISCOUNTED squid! How you ask? Let me give you some details!
There are three prize packages available!
GRAND PRIZE: One person will win the one-and-only Hodge Q. Podge (picture 1), made from the quilt I fashioned out of leftovers from commissions. You will also receive a lifetime of joy from his cuddles, and my eternal friendship.
If you are chosen as the grand prize winner, you may opt to choose second or third prize instead, and another grand prize winner will be chosen.
SECOND PLACE: One person will win a FREE squid commission of his or her design. You tell me what to make and I’ll make it at no (or at least little) expense to you! It can be any size, any color, anything at all. Doesn’t that sound swell?
If you are chosen as the second prize winner, you may opt to choose third prize instead, and another second prize winner will be chosen.
THIRD PLACE: One person will win 50% OFF the purchase price of ONE squid commission. For a large squid, that’s a savings of $35, and for a small, that’s a savings of $20! PLUS your shipping is paid up to $20! Whoa!
All prizes include $20 worth of free shipping. That is, shipping will be free for US winners, and should an international contestant be chosen, you will receive a $20 discount on shipping. While I’d like to offer shipping worldwide on this giveaway, it’s drastically expensive to mail a giant squid body pillow overseas. But you’re still getting a great deal! For international rates, check here: (click)
1: You must be following vambrace.
2: You must reblog the original squid post at least once. You may reblog it as many times as you wish, but that will not affect your chances of winning.
3: You must reblog this giveaway post, and you may like it if you so desire. There is no limit to the times you can reblog it, but please be considerate of your followers. Don’t spam them with giveaway stuff! Each like and reblog will count as one entry in the giveaway. You can set up a queue, make a schedule, reblog in waves, whatever. As far as “giveaway blogs,” I don’t really care. As long as your conscience is clear, I don’t have a problem with who wins.
The giveaway will start July 8, 2014 and will end on August 7, 2014 at midnight (Central Standard Time). Reblogs and likes from 7/8/2014 to 8/7/2014 will act as names in a hat, and three names will be drawn on August 8 before midnight.
Winners will be notified by ask box, so make sure your ask box is open. If the winner chosen does not wish to take the prize package they are drawn for, they may decline, and another name will be drawn.
The winning message will include a promo code, which will be exclusive to you. To accept your prize, you must send the promo code to email@example.com within 24 hours, along with your shipping information. Once you have accepted your prize, it acts as a ticket which you may use at any time to redeem your prize package. If you win third prize or are outside the US, you may send the remainder of the money via PayPal to redeem your prize.
Winners will not be publicly announced, but I will announce that all the names have been drawn and that giveaway is over.
That should cover it! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, you may contact me via tumblr ask box or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of luck to all of you, and Go Go Squid Squad!!
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Well, spastic isn’t really a slur in America. I didn’t know it was a slur until it was pointed out to me.
Yep — in the US it hasn’t been used for its original definition for so long, that most people don’t know its origins. “Spaz” or “spastic” is just thought to mean jerky or hyperactive. I only learned it online, only within the last few years, and I’ve only heard it actually talked about once or twice.
So yeah, presuming the entire production process happened in the US, it’s completely possible nobody had any idea the word was hurtful at all. And instead of hiding behind the “nobody means it like that” or “I didn’t know so it’s not my fault” excuses, Al immediately apologized as soon as it was brought to his attention. Class fuckin’ act.
Dude, someone explain to me how its offensive? Im honestly curious & never seen it used as a slur, Ive only ever used it & seen/heard it used to describe someone whose… Actually its hard to describe how its used Ive just grown up using it.
Tuesday Tips - FOLDS
More on folds today. I will eventually cover all types of folds but today is about simple folds on everyday clothes (t-shirt, jeans). The key is to know what to expect and then applying what you know to simplify what you see in front of you (when life drawing). A lot of the folds dynamics on shirts and jeans come from the “memory” of the fabric itself. Denim is thick and is likely to keep some form of wrinkles or folds around certain areas (knees). A lot of zig-zag patterns around the knee is very likely. When pushed down on the feet, the denim fabric will bunch up and combine with the zig-zag pattern. Shirts and t-shirts will react to the twist and pull of the arms and torso. Identify where the pull (or tension) is coming from and work from it. I tend to draw the seams because they clearly express the volumes underneath.