Top five scenes in Pacific Rim
- that one part where the whole movie
I’ve personally never really thought of making a masterpost (mostly since there’s already soo many good ones out there) but i haven’t really found many good calm/relaxing masterposts - with a sole purpose of reducing stress and just taking care of yourself. So I’ve decided to make this one in hopes of at least reducing a lil stress, and letting yourself forget about whatever is bothering you at the moment. Oh, and if anything should be added, or if you simply need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to message me. ^^
- Ambient mixer: this site let’s you listen to both ambiance and music, and allows you to make your own mixes if you’d like.
- Naturesoundsfor.me: i thought this one was a bit interesting, again its customizable, and you can listen to what others have created. You can mix different nature sounds together and adjust each sound’s volume.
- Noisli: while searching for really good ambient sites, i have to say i *really* love this one. It has a very simple design to it - click which sounds you want to hear and adjust how loud/quiet you’d like them to be. Along with that you can click the background for a random colour generator which slowly transitions into other colours.
- Studio Ghibli instrumental mixes: here’s a bunch of ghibli mixes,
Piano mix / Instrumental / Some more instrumental / Jazz (first album) / Jazz (second album) / Music box playlist / Another music box playlist /
- Other instrumental mixes (from movies):
Wolf Children mix / Animal crossing: original game - wild world/city folk - new leaf /
- A few more calming mixes (misc.):
Has an animal crossing feel to it / Perfect for falling asleep to / Another relaxing mix / A more jazzy mix / And one more
As always, ghibli movies always tend to give a happy vibe (there’s some exceptions though, *cough* grave of the fireflies *cough*), here’s an entire masterpost for every film/short film produced / you can also search for them here and here.
Other really good animated movies:
Wolf Children (this movie is absolutely adorable and the soundtrack is so good - casual warning that it does get a bit sad at some moments)
5 cm Per Second (the animation is gorgeous, if you’re up for a romance movie def give this one a watch)
Hotarubi no Mori e (oh no this movie, again it gets a bit sad, but is very cute)
Children who chase lost voices (i still haven’t gotten the chance to watch this movie! however from what i’ve seen it looks good)
Animal Crossing Movie (even if you haven’t played the game before just watch this i promise its so cute)
Summer Wars (i love a really good slice of life/cute family dynamic, literally every char in this movie was adorable)
Again, here’s an entire masterpost (includes both older and newer movies) / you can search for movies here.
I’ve also found a couple channels that simply post videos of kitties/cute lil nature videos - here, here, and here.
- everything orisinal
- a very pink game
- cat poke poke some cats
- cat planet, planet of the cats
- knytt series
- small worlds
- tork - a language game
- leaf me alone
- sushi cat series
- ghost party
- flock together
- bunni: how we first met
- this is the only level and achievement unlocked series
*(these are games taken from this masterpost)*
**Here’s another lil cute games masterpost - these are sooo adorable omg.
And here’s one more cute games masterpost.
the thoughts room - type out your worries and watch them fade away in to stars
silk - use rotational symmetry and mirrors to create beautiful flame patterns
thisissand - just click and hold to build scenes filling your screen out of colourful sand
imagination - move your mouse around and watch light slowly fly in all directions
neonflames - build your own nebula with pretty colours and effects
tonematrix - a grid of squares on a pulse, draw to turn each block on and create music
written? kitten! - as you write, be rewarded for your work with kittens!
cute roulette - click to instantly receive an adorable animal video (there’s lots!)
foster kitten cam - a 24 hour live stream of adorable fostered kittens. (updated each month)
daily cute - fluffy, fuzzy, and all cute photos.
screen cleaning - just click it, go on!
(credit for these links goes to this post and the user who created it ^^)
There *are* also a couple masterposts made that I find are helpful - including this one (full of more calming sites), this one, and this one.
Remember as I said before, if you ever seriously feel the need to talk to someone don’t be afraid to message me. I hope this helps!
One of the hardest things about being a larger lolita is knowing where to shop. In a fashion where most major brands only carry one size, and “one size” more often than not does not equal “your size” it can be easy to get discouraged. Don’t fret, though, because while we may not have as many choices as the smaller girls, there are still plenty of options for plus sized lolitas, you just have to know where to shop!
First and foremost, when it comes to shopping for lolita in general, but ESPECIALLY for plus size lolita, it is very important to know your measurements. Knowing you’re a size “XL” or “18” may be useful when it comes to “normal” fashion, but those labels are pretty meaningless in lolita. Bust and Waist are the most important measurements when it comes to lolita fashion. Your bust measurement can be found by measuring the fullest part of your chest (while wearing a bra) and your waist is the smallest part of your torso, right between the ribcage and the belly button. If you’re tall, its useful to know the distance from your waist to your knees, too, so you can make sure to get a skirt of the appropriate length. Learn these measurements in both inches and centimeters!
Once you know your measurements, its time for the fun part- shopping! While its true that most Japanese brands offer only one size, a few of the smaller ones offer clothing for larger girls. Most notably, Maxicimam recently released a plus-size line known as “Lovely Size” (buy them through their Rakuten Global shop or CD Japan). Milky-Ange is another brand which carries larger sizes (and they also do maid dresses, too, if you’re into that sort of thing). They go up to size XL, and unlike what you may be thinking its not a “Japanese XL equals American Medium” type of deal (they’re actually a bit larger than a lot of Western brand’s XL sizing!). Chantilly only offers one size of dress, but most of them are designed to fit and flatter girls of many sizes (buy directly from their webshop or through Harajuku Hearts). The new (and very unique!) indie brand Vierge Vampur offers custom sizing free of charge at request. The Rakuten store World Import JJ offers both cosplay and lolita items in sizes 3L and 5L, though I believe you may need a shopping service to order from them.
Aside from those, most major Japanese brands try to accommodate customers of all sizes as best as they can. While the majority of dresses may be too small, keep an eye out for fully shirred or fully back shirred items (Tip: don’t like the look of full shirring? A fully shirred bodice can easily be hidden underneath a nice jacket or cardigan for a more elegant look!).
However, for the average plus size lolita, the majority of your purchase are going to be off brand. Bodyline carries several items in sizes 2L and 4L (note that just because the letter size is the same doesn’t mean the measurements are necessarily the same! Pay attention to measurements, I’ve seen size 4L items that would be too small for me and size 2L that would fit me just fine! The sizing is really random). Annahouse is another good option. Aside from their standard sizing, items can be “bespoke” in a larger size for an additional $100 HKD (around $13 USD). Many TaoBao stores can also do custom sizing for a small extra fee (though you must order using a shopping service! I prefer TaoBaoSpree, but there are a number of good shopping services out there). I have a list of which TaoBao stores can provide custom sizing here. Fan Plus Friend is another good shop for larger girls. It is generally recommended that you order directly off the size chart instead of doing custom sized, but I’ve found that if you provide A LOT of measurements (even more than what they ask for! Be very specific!) that I’ve had success. If replicas are what you’re after, take a look at Oo Jia on Facebook (also Dream of lolita and Kidsyoyo, but they’re located in the TaoBao shop list).
Western lolita shops also tend to carry more sizing options. Etsy has a lot of excellent Western (and a few non-Western) Lolita brands. I’ve compiled a list of Etsy stores that sell lolita on my main blog that you should take a look at (not every shop on that list is guaranteed to offer custom/larger sizing, just have a look around and if need be, contact the shop owner).Here are a few non-Etsy based Western shops that offer options for bigger girls:
Gloomth (gothic and lolita)
Retroscope (lolita, Aristo, and Steampunk)
Ergi (standard sizing is quite small, but custom sizing is available!)
Also check out this amazing list of lolita indie brands (both Western and Eastern).
And luckily, the lolita community is filled with so many talented seamstresses! If you can’t sew yourself, you can always commission someone to make a garment for you. I love to commission seamstresses because not only can I be sure that my dress will fit me perfectly, but I can have a totally unique dress of my own design, too! A lot of Etsy sellers take commissions, but you can also scour Sew_loli for available seamstresses, as well.
And lastly, don’t be afraid to buy second hand! All the usual places like EGL-Comm-Sales, Yahoo Japan, Closet Child, and other consignment shops are worth checking out, but if you want somewhere specifically geared towards plus sizes, head on over to EGL_Plus or the Plus Size Lolita Sales in English group on Facebook!
I hope this has been helpful and informative! And always remember, keep an eye out at “normal” stores for loliable finds, too! You never know what you may find!
Saint Seiya 1987 x 2014
And since I am already in full Inception fanart mode, here’s Ariadne!
Fashion of Black Teeth in Old Japan
I’ll swim and sail on savage seas
with ne’er a fear of drowning
And gladly ride the waves of life
if you will marry me
I’ve had a sketch of this sitting in my folder for a while now, and galtenoble’s gorgeous art inspired me to finish it! I’m so in love with these two ahh//
As you may or may not have realized, Pacific Rim is my everything. I spent a few months agonizing over what to do for a giveaway to celebrate K-Day. After the results of the poll came in, I went with what fandom wanted: A Pacific Rim Grab Bag full of surprises….
I’ll be using this to make two Gryffindor robes for eevonys and me! (So the front/hood facing will be scarlet.) We bought some suiting material b/c it wasn’t too heavy and had a nice drape. (the red is lining material)
WHAT I’M GIVING AWAYRULES:
1st Place - $50 in anime from rightstuf.com OR $50 in american eagle
2nd Place - $25 in lush cosmetics
3rd Place - a ginormous bag of laffy taffy
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AUGUST 30TH
because i hate it when people post these without recipes, here are all of them. some of these aren’t EXACTLY the same, but they’re close enough to still be delicious.
triple layer brownie cake / cherry bliss brownie / chocolate truffle layer cake / snickers peanut butter brownie ice cream cake / surprise inside ice cream balls / chocolate filled cream puffs / brownie cookies / chocolate snickers cake / chocolate lasagna / double chocolate brownies
Give me now pls
The world is coming to an end. So where would you rather die? Here? or in a Jaeger!