buridans-ass:

Hey everyone! So I was at BookExpo America this past May and got this signed copy of Thomas Willeford’s Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make.

According to Willeford, these tutorials are supposed to be useful for both beginner and advanced steampunk cosplayers. I like steampunk so I picked up the book. However, I don’t cosplay, so I’m putting it up here!

guidelines:

  • likes & reblogs count
  • reblog as many times as you want (though I think it only shows up in the notes once)
  • you do NOT have to be following me
  • no giveaway blogs please
  • if you have any questions about the book, send me an ask!

  • giveaway ends October 1st, so anyone who wants to make an outfit for Halloween has enough time :)

shipping only in the United States (sorry :/)

credit for the beautiful background in the banner to zy0rg from deviantart :)

antabakacrafts:

So here is a headband pattern that I came up with after being inspired by a mixture of Gothic Lolita fashion and the new Sailor Moon Crystal.

Basically, what you get is the knitting pattern for a super cute headband with easily adjustable size that should fit youth through adult persons without alteration.

Its light-weight, it stays in place well, and you can make it in many different colors/color patterns, making it the ultimate accessory for any outfit.

It also knits up super fast - I did it in about a day, with breaks, but once you get the hang of the pattern you should be able to do it even faster.

Favorite on DeviantArt // Purchase on Storenvy

With the right color scheme, this could be steampunk.

candicedionysus:

Hey, my website is down right now, and in order to get it back up I need $38 USD.

Sadly, this means my webcomic and my site are both down, and my domain redirects for my blogs no longer work, so a good chunk of what I do is crippled right now.

I’m starting a new job on monday, but I won’t get paid from that for a couple of weeks, and in the meantime if someone could donate by emailing me the funds via their online banking (which is a safe, immediate transfer and neither of us have to actually give each other banking info) so the money can go directly into the account with the visa debit card (because the site I use for hosting doesn’t take paypal) and I can get the site up ASAP.

In return, I will give you your choice, either one commission of anything equal to $40 or I will set up a sub-domain (I’ll even do the coding for you if you need me to) with FTP access (your own personal FTP login, so if you need to upload images or whatever to the server you can do so yourself and just let me know what to do with it) and email address(es) for you on my server so you have a professional space and email for whatever you want (forum, webcomic, art/writing archive, all of the above).

Fluidity Chapter 1, a sci-fi fiction | FictionPress

candicedionysus:

candicedionysus:

Any/all feedback is appreciated. If you see errors, point them out. If something doesn’t make sense, point it out. If something contradicts something I wrote earlier on, point it out. Everything will be investigated, considered, and if necessary, corrected. Because this is the first draft of the story, everything pointed out will be noted and everything will be gone over once its completed. Everything you point out will be noted down physically in a small book which I will keep in my computer desk drawer. My second draft will be done using your notes to revise. From there, a full version of the second draft will be made available to a small cross-section of beta readers for further analysis. Afterward, a third and final draft will be shown to the beta readers again, and if it meets at least 50% approval then I will proceed with publication.

As the story progresses, and the world becomes more and more fleshed out and solid, please do feel free to draw fanarts, create your own characters, tell me your headcanons, share your ships with me, etc. Know there are openly gay, openly trans, questioning, asexual, straight, demisexual, pansexual, genderqueer and aromantic characters that will be introduced, however briefly, at various points through the narrative as well as trans*/genderqueer main characters, and quite a bit of political focus in regards to that. My story involves a lot of PoC, GSRM (Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minorities) and various female characters. I am very much trying to make sure that everyone gets fair representation.

In terms of representation and consultants, I’m pansexual and genderfluid, which means that I do have some idea of GSRM problems, but that by no means makes me an expert. If you want to offer your services as a consult for the GSRM issues I don’t fully understand, please feel free to message me. I am white, so if you feel I’m not portraying a PoC properly (keeping in mind that skin color hasn’t been a topic of debate for nearly 300 years, and racism only exists in tiny, isolated pockets in the world I’ve constructed) and you yourself are a PoC, please feel free to message me. Please keep in mind that as a writer, sometimes criticism causes a defense reaction, and if sometimes I come off as a little defensive, its not because I don’t want your help, its just kind of an automatic reaction. I try to not reply with my first instinct, to wait and consider your words in full before I reply to them, but occasionally one of those defensive reactions slips through and I will apologize for being quick to jump into defense mode (I was bullied and talked over a lot when I was younger, I’m still working a few things out), just give me a bit of time to think about what you said. Or try explaining yourself using different words, different terms, to see if maybe I just misunderstood what you were trying to say. That can happen too. Even when I’m defensive, I’m respectful. I will never lower myself to name-calling because I know how childish that is and how much it can hurt if the right words are used. I will not weaponize my vocabulary against a person trying to help me. I reserve that total-opposite-of-a-privilege for only those trying to hold me back or knock me down. Keep in mind also that being an adviser means sometime I have to ask you uncomfortable questions in the name of advancing literature to a new standard of proper representation.

Keep in mind that the society that I have constructed for this dual colony, while still idealistic, is far from perfect. Treatment of non-binary persons issues aside, there is always, always the high capacity for corruption in a capitalist-democratic system on such an enormous scale. Corrupt politicians using classist bullcrap to keep a massive population of people basically controlled and content, which is partially the reason the B.G.W. exists with the amount of government support and is such an important thing even above Arc Maintenance, Aero-Mechanics, Agricultural Jobs, and why the only people living more luxuriously than the families of B.G.W. workers are the families of the politicians themselves.

While the society is quite an improvement on the current North American situation, for my own convoluted reasons I created a world where laws protecting trans* persons sort of fell by the wayside in favor of laws specifically protecting binary persons of alternate sexual preferences, which while still being a big victory, isn’t really much progress at all in the grand scheme of things. Given the quiet war between hetero-normative and non-hetero-normative cis* persons against trans* persons and legit GSRM allies that I see on the daily all over the internet and specifically on Tumblr, this world I’ve constructed is one possible outcome I see for our future. I’m writing from the perspectives of a trans* woman, a genderfluid person (not difficult for a genderfluid person), a binary half-white, half-Japanese woman learning about things in the non-binary world, in the real world, for the first time, and a straight white male politician campaigning for non-binary rights so he can openly express his love for the trans* woman mentioned previously.

In the case of the genderfluid character, I try to make sure I refer to xyr by the pronouns xe/xyr/xryself/xem, so if you notice that I’ve misgendered xyr, definitely point that out to me. I don’t want my character misgendered, but sometimes I don’t notice I’ve typed the wrong one. If I have misgendered xyr as a him or a her, copy the small section and bold it, I’ll make note of it and make sure its corrected. I, myself, am unclear on the pronunciation of this pronoun, but I’ve been pronouncing the x as the s in vision. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

If people could reblog this for me so that other people see it, that would be great? Like, I legit want people to check this out and give me their feedback and just in general to share this piece of work I’m doing.

Not steampunk, but reblogging here anyway.

Writing Traumatic Injuries References

alatar-and-pallando:

So, pretty frequently writers screw up when they write about injuries. People are clonked over the head, pass out for hours, and wake up with just a headache… Eragon breaks his wrist and it’s just fine within days… Wounds heal with nary a scar, ever…

I’m aiming to fix that.

Here are over 100 links covering just about every facet of traumatic injuries (physical, psychological, long-term), focusing mainly on burns, concussions, fractures, and lacerations. Now you can beat up your characters properly!

General resources

WebMD

Mayo Clinic first aid

Mayo Clinic diseases

First Aid

PubMed: The source for biomedical literature

Diagrams: Veins (towards heart), arteries (away from heart) bones, nervous system, brain

 

Burns

General overview: Includes degrees

Burn severity: Including how to estimate body area affected

Burn treatment: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degrees

Smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation treatment

Chemical burns

Hot tar burns

Sunburns

 

Incisions and Lacerations

Essentials of skin laceration repair (including stitching techniques)

When to stitch (Journal article—Doctors apparently usually go by experience on this)

More about when to stitch (Simple guide for moms)

Basic wound treatment

Incision vs. laceration: Most of the time (including in medical literature) they’re used synonymously, but eh.

Types of lacerations: Page has links to some particularly graphic images—beware!

How to stop bleeding: 1, 2, 3

Puncture wounds: Including a bit about what sort of wounds are most likely to become infected

More about puncture wounds

Wound assessment: A huge amount of information, including what the color of the flesh indicates, different kinds of things that ooze from a wound, and so much more.

Home treatment of gunshot wound, also basics
More about gunshot wounds, including medical procedures

Tourniquet use: Controversy around it, latest research

Location pain chart: Originally intended for tattoo pain, but pretty accurate for cuts

General note: Deeper=more serious. Elevate wounded limb so that gravity draws blood towards heart. Scalp wounds also bleed a lot but tend to be superficial. If it’s dirty, risk infection. If it hits the digestive system and you don’t die immediately, infection’ll probably kill you. Don’t forget the possibility of tetanus! If a wound is positioned such that movement would cause the wound to gape open (i.e. horizontally across the knee) it’s harder to keep it closed and may take longer for it to heal.

 

Broken bones

Types of fractures

Setting a broken bone when no doctor is available

Healing time of common fractures

Broken wrists

Broken ankles/feet

Fractured vertebrae: Neck (1, 2), back

Types of casts

Splints

Fracture complications

Broken noses

Broken digits: Fingers and toes

General notes: If it’s a compound fracture (bone poking through) good luck fixing it on your own. If the bone is in multiple pieces, surgery is necessary to fix it—probably can’t reduce (“set”) it from the outside. Older people heal more slowly. It’s possible for bones to “heal” crooked and cause long-term problems and joint pain. Consider damage to nearby nerves, muscle, and blood vessels.

 

Concussions

General overview

Types of concussions 1, 2

Concussion complications

Mild Brain Injuries: The next step up from most severe type of concussion, Grade 3

Post-concussion syndrome

Second impact syndrome: When a second blow delivered before recovering from the initial concussion has catastrophic effects. Apparently rare.

Recovering from a concussion

Symptoms: Scroll about halfway down the page for the most severe symptoms

Whiplash

General notes: If you pass out, even for a few seconds, it’s serious. If you have multiple concussions over a lifetime, they will be progressively more serious. Symptoms can linger for a long time.




Character reaction:

Shock (general)

Physical shock: 1, 2

Fight-or-flight response: 1, 2

Long-term emotional trauma: 1 (Includes symptoms), 2

First aid for emotional trauma

 

Treatment (drugs)

WebMD painkiller guide

 

Treatment (herbs)

1, 2, 3, 4

 

Miscellany

Snake bites: No, you don’t suck the venom out or apply tourniquettes

Frostbite

Frostbite treatment

Severe frostbite treatment

When frostbite sets in: A handy chart for how long your characters have outside at various temperatures and wind speeds before they get frostbitten

First aid myths: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Includes the ones about buttering burns and putting snow on frostbite.

Poisons: Why inducing vomiting is a bad idea

Poisonous plants

Dislocations: Symptoms 1, 2; treatment. General notes: Repeated dislocations of same joint may lead to permanent tissue damage and may cause or be symptomatic of weakened ligaments. Docs recommend against trying to reduce (put back) dislocated joint on your own, though information about how to do it is easily found online.

Muscular strains

Joint sprain

Resuscitation after near-drowning: 1, 2

Current CPR practices: We don’t do mouth-to-mouth anymore.

The DSM IV, for all your mental illness needs.

 

Electrical shock

Human response to electrical shock: Includes handy-dandy voltage chart

Length of contact needed at different voltages to cause injury

Evaluation protocol for electric shock injury

Neurological complications

Electrical and lightning injury

Cardiac complications

Delayed effects and a good general summary

Acquired savant syndrome: Brain injuries (including a lightning strike) triggering development of amazing artistic and other abilities

 

Please don’t repost! You can find the original document (also created by me) here.

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candicedionysus:

Hello, everyone!(image is transparent)
I’m just going to take this moment to remind you all about all the creative and interesting things that I do, in an effort to pull myself out of a bit of a creative funk.
You may or may not already be aware that I:
Run a webcomic
Run an Art blog separate from this blog, to which I frequently reblog art tutorials and reference posts
Have a Zazzle shop
Run a Crafts blog and a Cooking blog
Take commissions for poetry, fiction and art, and you can also contact me via the commissions post about knitted or hand-made commissions via the same contact info, though I don’t have standardized pricing for those because figuring out material costs and labour costs will need to go on a case-by-case basis
Have a Storenvy shop
Have a deviantArt page for my art, and my writing
Can be liked on Facebook here
Can be followed on Twitter here
Can be followed on Youtube here, where I sometimes upload videos of myself playing video games
Have a Livestream channel here which I do like to use both to broadcast myself drawing, or to watch shows or movies with friends
Can be found on Wysp
Have a Indigogo Crowdfun Campaign going to help me move somewhere new as a means of alleviating serious depression symptoms

candicedionysus:

Hello, everyone!
(image is transparent)

I’m just going to take this moment to remind you all about all the creative and interesting things that I do, in an effort to pull myself out of a bit of a creative funk.

You may or may not already be aware that I:

So my public Teamspeak server is about to run out tomorrow,

candicedionysus:

candicedionysus:

If anyone wants to donate to keep it running, you’re more than welcome to do so, and to use the server, and you can bring your friends in, end whatever, because honestly, I can always use more friends to talk to on voice chat.

Donators will also have the ability to set up and moderate their own server channels, if they so wish.

The total cost of the server on a 3 month renewal, which is how we have it set up, is £14.85, which is 18.53or $26.97CAD.

As a note, we have existing rooms for League of Legends, tho I don’t play that myself, Orion Dino Horde, Minecraft/Terraria/Starbound, DayZ, Rust, roleplaying, and a general lounge.

candicedionysus:

Copied from campaign:

My partner and I need to move somewhere where we can actually find a job, but without a job in the first place we can’t. We need help.

Basically, my partner and I are currently living in a town that keeps building housing with no real non-minimum wage jobs, and the jobs that are available are jobs I don’t possess the skills to do … we are technically caught in a Catch 22 here, wherein we need jobs to move, but we need to move to find jobs, and we can’t do that without money so we need jobs, but we need to move in order to find jobs… Click here to read the full explanation.

I am offering knitted objects as rewards, scarves and hats and arm warmers and sweaters.

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candicedionysus:

Copied from campaign:

My partner and I need to move somewhere where we can actually find a job, but without a job in the first place we can’t. We need help.

Basically, my partner and I are currently living in a town that keeps building housing with no real non-minimum wage jobs, and the jobs that are available are jobs I don’t possess the skills to do … we are technically caught in a Catch 22 here, wherein we need jobs to move, but we need to move to find jobs, and we can’t do that without money so we need jobs, but we need to move in order to find jobs… Click here to read the full explanation.

I am offering knitted objects as rewards, scarves and hats and arm warmers and sweaters.

"Asymmetrical Steampunk Necklace" by Woelbeast

"Asymmetrical Steampunk Necklace" by Woelbeast
You can find this in the shop

"Steampunk Goggles" by Woelbeast

Playing more Cards Against Humanity.

candicedionysus:

Lets play?

Please read and reblog:

candicedionysus:

thedawnofham:

Okay, so in the last couple of weeks my boyfriend and I have both lost our jobs. He’s able to find work through a staffing agency, but they don’t do the kind of jobs I have the ability and physical strength to do, and I need some kind of financial income in order for us to survive, so I’m going to put this out there for commission work.

I do poetryfiction and I draw. What I’m offering is as follows:

  • Poem (under 500 words) - $30
  • Poem (500-1500 words) - $50
  • Poem (1500-4000 words) - $70
  • Poem (4000-10,000 words) - $100
  • Short Fiction (under 5000 words) - $40
  • Short Fiction (5000-15,000 words) - $70
  • Fiction (15,000-30,000 words) - $115
  • 1 Character Front, Side and Back Pose, Digital - $20
  • 1 Character Front, Side and Back Pose in up to 3 Different Outfits - $45
  • Main Character Value Pack (up to 15 Characters Front, Side and Back Pose, max. 2 Outfits per Character) - $180
  • 1 Outfit Fashion Design (basically, I will draw a piece-by-piece detailing of an outfit either described or from reference images, with or without measurement information for pattern making) - $40

The turn-out rate for poetry is never more than two weeks, but fiction can and probably will take a few months. For fiction commissions over 15,000 words it may take up to a year. Anything over 30,000 can be discussed, but will probably take a very, very long time to complete.

With fiction commissions I ask that you have a start-to-finish plot-line in mind, and feel free to include as many or as few notes as you like beyond that, such as character development arcs you’d like to see or anything of that nature. You’re paying for it, so be as specific as you like.

As a note, I do not normally write smut. In fact, it’s been some time since I have written smut. However, I am in the process of working on a short story to show off my smut writing abilities, so if you do want smut, feel free to ask.

Written work will be both uploaded to Google Documents as it is written and emailed to you in its entirety upon completion. If you like, you may have access to the Google Document while I am writing it, but if you’d prefer to read it all at once when its done, without the waiting and the augh it’s killing me feelings that come with that, I completely understand.

I will take fanfiction commissions for certain series’. Those are as follows:

  • Gundam Wing
  • Sailor Moon/PGSM
  • Digimon (Adventure 01/02, maybe Tamers)
  • Pokemon (show, game)
  • Homestuck
  • South Park
  • Sherlock
  • Doctor Who
  • Supernatural
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (up to season 8 comics, not caught up past that)
  • Angel (the series)
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Doll House
  • The Avengers (recent movies, specifically, I’m more familiar with them)
  • Game of Thrones (specifically, if you have AU ideas)

I mean, I’m open to regular fanfic or AU fanfic for pretty much any of those. If you don’t see something, but you know I like it or have seen me post it on my personal blog, just ask.

Let me specifically state that I am genderfluid, pansexual and polyamorous, so I am 100% LGBT/GSRM friendly, I am open to writing queer characters, turning the ever-terrible “love triangle” into a poly relationship instead, writing asexuals, and generally writing queer characters as real people rather than flat ideas of people. I also have no problem with writing minorities in much the same way. I want to write diverse stories, so if that’s what you’re looking for, commission me.

Also, I have dabbled in fantasy, high fantasy, realistic fantasy, science-fiction, general fiction, slice-of-life stuff, romance, horror, thriller, etc. and am always looking for ways to combine different genres and create something unique. Or to try new things.

For the art, we’re talking clean lines, flat colors, transparent background. I do a lot of digital art, I switch back and forth between SAI and GIMP. Art will be in .PNG format with the SAI and/or GIMP files at full size for resizing at later times without needing to contact me. This applies to both character and fashion commissions.

The art style I will use will be my Adventure Time style, the simplified cartoon style. If you’d like me to use my other art style, I will, but you have to specify that.

That being said, I only have so many slots open at any give time. I will be keeping track of that here:

Poetry Commissions - 0/5

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Fiction Commissions - 0/5

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Art Commissions - 0/5

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You may contact me via my ask box or my email.

I really need this to get spread around, so if you could reblog it for me, I would sincerely appreciate that.

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Please read and reblog:

candicedionysus:

thedawnofham:

Okay, so in the last couple of weeks my boyfriend and I have both lost our jobs. He’s able to find work through a staffing agency, but they don’t do the kind of jobs I have the ability and physical strength to do, and I need some kind of financial income in order for us to survive, so I’m going to put this out there for commission work.

I do poetryfiction and I draw. What I’m offering is as follows:

  • Poem (under 500 words) - $30
  • Poem (500-1500 words) - $50
  • Poem (1500-4000 words) - $70
  • Poem (4000-10,000 words) - $100
  • Short Fiction (under 5000 words) - $40
  • Short Fiction (5000-15,000 words) - $70
  • Fiction (15,000-30,000 words) - $115
  • 1 Character Front, Side and Back Pose, Digital - $20
  • 1 Character Front, Side and Back Pose in up to 3 Different Outfits - $45
  • Main Character Value Pack (up to 15 Characters Front, Side and Back Pose, max. 2 Outfits per Character) - $180
  • 1 Outfit Fashion Design (basically, I will draw a piece-by-piece detailing of an outfit either described or from reference images, with or without measurement information for pattern making) - $40

The turn-out rate for poetry is never more than two weeks, but fiction can and probably will take a few months. For fiction commissions over 15,000 words it may take up to a year. Anything over 30,000 can be discussed, but will probably take a very, very long time to complete.

With fiction commissions I ask that you have a start-to-finish plot-line in mind, and feel free to include as many or as few notes as you like beyond that, such as character development arcs you’d like to see or anything of that nature. You’re paying for it, so be as specific as you like.

As a note, I do not normally write smut. In fact, it’s been some time since I have written smut. However, I am in the process of working on a short story to show off my smut writing abilities, so if you do want smut, feel free to ask.

Written work will be both uploaded to Google Documents as it is written and emailed to you in its entirety upon completion. If you like, you may have access to the Google Document while I am writing it, but if you’d prefer to read it all at once when its done, without the waiting and the augh it’s killing me feelings that come with that, I completely understand.

I will take fanfiction commissions for certain series’. Those are as follows:

  • Gundam Wing
  • Sailor Moon/PGSM
  • Digimon (Adventure 01/02, maybe Tamers)
  • Pokemon (show, game)
  • Homestuck
  • South Park
  • Sherlock
  • Doctor Who
  • Supernatural
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (up to season 8 comics, not caught up past that)
  • Angel (the series)
  • Firefly/Serenity
  • Doll House
  • The Avengers (recent movies, specifically, I’m more familiar with them)
  • Game of Thrones (specifically, if you have AU ideas)

I mean, I’m open to regular fanfic or AU fanfic for pretty much any of those. If you don’t see something, but you know I like it or have seen me post it on my personal blog, just ask.

Let me specifically state that I am genderfluid, pansexual and polyamorous, so I am 100% LGBT/GSRM friendly, I am open to writing queer characters, turning the ever-terrible “love triangle” into a poly relationship instead, writing asexuals, and generally writing queer characters as real people rather than flat ideas of people. I also have no problem with writing minorities in much the same way. I want to write diverse stories, so if that’s what you’re looking for, commission me.

Also, I have dabbled in fantasy, high fantasy, realistic fantasy, science-fiction, general fiction, slice-of-life stuff, romance, horror, thriller, etc. and am always looking for ways to combine different genres and create something unique. Or to try new things.

For the art, we’re talking clean lines, flat colors, transparent background. I do a lot of digital art, I switch back and forth between SAI and GIMP. Art will be in .PNG format with the SAI and/or GIMP files at full size for resizing at later times without needing to contact me. This applies to both character and fashion commissions.

The art style I will use will be my Adventure Time style, the simplified cartoon style. If you’d like me to use my other art style, I will, but you have to specify that.

That being said, I only have so many slots open at any give time. I will be keeping track of that here:

Poetry Commissions - 0/5

  1. .
  2. .
  3. .
  4. .
  5. .

Fiction Commissions - 0/5

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  2. .
  3. .
  4. .
  5. .

Art Commissions - 0/5

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  2. .
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  4. .
  5. .

You may contact me via my ask box or my email.

I really need this to get spread around, so if you could reblog it for me, I would sincerely appreciate that.

Steampunk flying key necklace by Hiddendemon-666