Belle’s birthday surprise. (Another technical gifset test.)
Filmed by me at Katsucon 2014.
Belle cosplay by mangosirene
Alice cosplay by https://www.facebook.com/EnchantedCupcakeCosplay
Who knew Wonderland was under my dress the whole time.
all i can think is alice saying, “what were the chances of that rabbit hole leading me out here?”
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
I like to think that being in a relationship did wonders for how both Carlos and Cecil deal with food.
Cecil was always stressed and busy, so his meals consisted of a lot of take-out and fast food. When cooking, it was almost always comfort food. He made frequent trips to Jerry’s Taco’s and, on really stressful days, could eat an entire box of Little Debbie cakes and call that “supper.” If the food was cheap and easy and tasted good, then Cecil was all over that.
Carlos, on the other hand, is very aware of the science behind food and exactly what preservatives and artificial sweeteners do to the body. He is a fantastic cook, and sometimes he’d take a day to prepare and freeze future meals, but more often than not he was a “subsistence” eater. Sometimes forgetting to eat because science is so exciting, and living on bananas and sandwiches when he bothered to remember. If food is quick, easy to eat while multitasking, and provided an appropriate ratio of the nutrients a person of his mass and age needs to get through a day in the desert, then Carlos was all over that.
Once they are together, the combination of “I want tasty food” and “I want healthy food” merge in the best of ways. Sharing meals became a great bonding experience (shared homemade meals are things they can consider “dates” without having to fill out an end-of-date report, and that loop hole is just icing on the cake). They love to share food, and work together to make food, and to sit at the table and talk or watch movies together as they eat. They take turns cooking, Cecil usually making the “experimental” meals and the comfort meals while Carlos makes the delicious, well-rounded meals. Carlos is fantastic with kitchen science (if love is the secret ingredient in the recipe, and cooking is inherently science, and he’s cooking for his boyfriend Cecil, wow yeah lots of love going into these dishes).
Of course this isn’t every day. Carlos still has days where science takes the front seat and apples and vegetable wraps are the only foods he’ll bother with, and Cecil still has days where pastries and microwavable dinners get him through. They also have days where they indulge in the other’s pre-relationship diet (Cecil having orange slices for lunch on a work-date with Carlos out in the sand wastes, Carlos baking as a stress reliever and eating more of the goodies than perhaps he strictly should, but he feels it is scientifically proven that splurging sometimes is good for the soul).
Carlos will only indulge in fast food once a year though. Sharing Arby’s with Cecil as they sit on the trunk of his car watching the lights on the anniversaries of his coming to town and of admitting his feelings one year later.
Celebrating their ♥♥♥Arbysversary♥♥♥
The Greatest Tattoo Artists in the World, and where to find them.