For writers with pirates in their heads.

An instrumental* mix of pirate music for writing for the nautical bastards.

1. The Devil Down Below - Gaelic Storm || 2. The Return of the Eagle - Atli Örvarsson || 3. Blackheart - Two Steps From Hell || 4. Love Theme (Orchestral Arrangement) - Pirates of the Caribbean || 5. Nox Arcana - Crossfire || 6. Ready The Ships - John Powell || 7. A Different Land - Anne Dudley || 8. Norwegian Pirate - Two Steps From Hell || 9. Skull and Crossbones - Pirates of the Caribbean || 10. Mist - John Butler Trio || 11. Sea Theme - Bruce Hanifan || 12. Last Chance - Brand X || 13. Sons of Odin - Patrick Doyle || 14. Ocean Princess - Thomas Bergersen || 15. Black Flag Main Theme - Assassin’s Creed

15 tracks; 52 minutes.

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(Reblogged from captain-jhawkins)


8-foot giant squid pillow.

You’ll need:

  • 2 yards of felt
  • 1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups)
  • 1 medium piece of black felt, 1 medium piece of white felt (for the eyes)
  • white thread, black thread and thread of the same color as the felt you’re using
  • pins
  • about 5 lbs. of stuffing
  • a couple big sheets of paper to draw your pattern

You can find many of these things down at the many places on Fabric Row, on 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catherine. Pearl, at 417 South Street, sometimes has stuffing if you can’t find any.

First, you need to draw out your patterns. Here’s a basic template to get you started, although most of the measurements are reasonably fudgeable. If in the likely event you don’t have any four-foot-long pieces of paper lying around, just tape a few pieces together.

These aren't to scale.

Once you’ve drawn out your eight patterns, it’s time to cut the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, laid flat, and cut out the following, leaving a half an inch or so of extra fabric around the edge of the pattern:

FOR THE ARMS: 8 felt and 8 fabric cutouts of piece 1

FOR THE, UH, LONGER ARMS: 2 felt and 2 fabric cutouts of piece 2

FOR THE BODY: 2 felt cutouts of piece 3

FOR THE FIN: 4 felt cutouts of piece 4

FOR THE HEAD: 1 felt cutouts of piece 6

FOR THE EYES: 2 white felt cutouts of piece 7 and 2 black felt cutouts of piece 8

So now you’ve got all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing them together. I did mine by hand because my sewing machine is busted and I get a kind of Zen buzz from sewing by hand, but if you have a non-busted one I recommend that you use it as it will be MUCH EASIER. You’re going to be sewing everything with the nice side of the fabric facing in, then turning it inside out to stuff it.

THE ARMS: Pin together one patterned fabric piece 1 and one felt piece 1 (with the nice sides facing the inside). Sew down around the U-shape and back up, leaving the top open. Then turn the arm inside out, stuff it (it’s easiest to do both of these things if you sort of scrunch it up like you’re trying to put on a pair of tights, excuse the non-dude-friendly reference) and sew the top closed. Do the same for the other seven arms and rejoice in the fact that this is the most tedious part. Same deal with the two long arms, they’re just harder to stuff.

THE FINS: Pin together two of your piece 4s and sew together the curvy outer edge. Turn the piece inside out, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside, and start sewing up the other side, stuffing gradually as you go along. You should end up with a triangle-ish puffy thing. Repeat for the other two piece 4s.

THE BODY: Put down one piece 3, then place the two fins you have down with the point up and the curvy side pointing in, then make a sandwich by putting the other piece 3 down on top. Pin it all together and sew around the edges with the two fins still inside, as shown. Turn it inside out and move on to…

THE HEAD: So take piece 6 and the ten arms you’ve already done. Lay the arms, fabric side facing you, out with the arms’ top seams in a line half an inch from the top of piece 6. The order should be arm arm arm arm BIG ARM arm arm arm arm BIG ARM. The legs should be almost entirely covering piece 6. Pin them in place and sew a straight line through the individual legs seams to attach the legs to piece 6.

When you pick up the other side of piece 6, you now have something resembling a really weird untied hula skirt. Sew together the two 9-inch ends of piece 6 with the fabric side of the arms on the outside, and keep it inside out for the moment.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Fit the open end of the body through the arms (still fabric side facing out) and pull the edge all the way through the felt cylinder so it’s even with the edge that DOESN’T have arms attached to it. Sew around the diameters of the head cylinder and the body cylinder to attach them, then pull the legs down over the head and you’re almost done!

Stuff the body, then seal it off by sewing piece 5 over the open end (even if you do have a functional sewing machine, you’ll probably have to do this part by hand).

THE EYES: Sew the black circles on the white circles and whipstitch the eyes onto the head. You do this last because you can’t tell where they’re going to end up on the end product if you put them on before stuffing the body.

(Reblogged from marianorpe)



Feel like you need a song to influence you to write a scene or character? Here are a list of Playlists and Songs you can listen to to get you going!












I’d love to add more (music and fandoms) but let’s just give you this for now! Happy Listening! 

ALSO: These (obviously) are not my fanmixes/playlists so give some props to the people who made it! They would love it! Also, if you see your playlist on here and would like it removed, tell me! Thank you!

(Reblogged from fuckingtomatoes)


The fun part! I’ve got a lot of the armor painted now, even though i’m not done the costume yet. I was dying to see how it would look. I used acrylic paint mixed with Liquitex pearl iridescent. It adds a candy apple finish to the paint colour and it pops like crazy when I covered it with a varnish. Both the varnish and the iridescent paint helped make it look more like metal and less like foam, which was nice. I haven’t varnished the back yet so you can see the difference. I’ve done a little bit of weathering effects on a couple of pieces trying to get it right. My girlfriend wants me to keep it all new and shiny, but I kinda want to make it look like Kaidan got his ass handed to him. maybe somewhere in the middle. Also, the lights work!! cant take a picture of it to save my life but trust me it looks way more awesomer in person.

(Reblogged from thekylelilley)

How to make/wear a Titan harness



Of course! I was meant to make a tutorial forever ago, so you got my arse into gear haha~ so here we go, a tutorial for making a Titan belt harness and how to put it on yourself vwv


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The third and hopefully final Star Trek masterpost, now with Star Trek Into Darkness (cam right now, will update with DVD rip when it’s available.) Original series-related canon only.

Star Trek: The Original Series
~Rename file extension to .avi. Files are renamed for their own protection~

Season One

1x00  The Cage
1x01  The Man Trap
1x02  Charlie X
1x03  Where No Man Has Gone Before
1x04  The Naked Time
1x05  The Enemy Within
1x06  Mudd’s Women
1x07  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
1x08  Miri
1x09  Dagger of the Mind
1x10  The Corbomite Maneuver
1x11  The Menagerie Part I
1x12  The Menagerie Part II
1x13  The Conscience of the King
1x14  Balance of Terror
1x15  Shore Leave
1x16  The Galileo Seven
1x17  The Squire of Gothos
1x18  Arena
1x19  Tomorrow Is Yesterday
1x20  Court Martial
1x21  The Return of the Archons
1x22  Space Seed
1x23  A Taste of Armageddon
1x24  This Side of Paradise
1x25  The Devil in the Dark
1x26  An Errand of Mercy
1x27  The Alternative Factor
1x28  The City on the Edge of Forever
1x29  Operation—Annihilate!

Season Two

2x01  Amok Time
2x02  Who Mourns for Adonais?
2x03  The Changeling
2x04  Mirror, Mirror
2x05  The Apple
2x06  The Doomsday Machine
2x07  Catspaw
2x08  I, Mudd
2x09  Metamorphosis
2x10  Journey to Babel
2x11  Friday’s Child
2x12  The Deadly Years
2x13  Obsession
2x14  Wolf in the Fold
2x15  Trouble with Tribbles
2x16  The Gamesters of Triskelion
2x17  A Piece of the Action
2x18  The Immunity Syndrome
2x19  A Private Little War
2x20  Return to Tomorrow
2x21  Patterns of Force
2x22  By Any Other Name
2x23  The Omega Glory
2x24  The Ultimate Computer
2x25  Bread and Circuses
2x26  Assignment: Earth

Season Three

3x01  Spock’s Brain
3x02  The Enterprise Incident
3x03  The Paradise Syndrome
3x04  And the Children Shall Lead
3x05  Is There in Truth No Beauty?
3x06  Spectre of the Gun
3x07  Day of the Dove
3x08  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
3x09  The Tholian Web
3x10  Plato’s Stepchildren
3x11  Wink of an Eye
3x12  The Empath
3x13  Elaan of Troyius
3x14  Whom Gods Destroy
3x15  Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
3x16  The Mark of Gideon
3x17  That Which Survives
3x18  The Lights of Zetar
3x19  Requiem for Methuselah
3x20  The Way to Eden
3x21  The Cloud Minders
3x22  The Savage Curtain
3x23  All Our Yesterdays
3x24  Turnabout Intruder

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Season One

1x01  Beyond the Farthest Star
1x02  Yesteryear
1x03  One of Our Planets is Missing
1x04  The Lorelei Signal
1x05  More Tribbles, More Troubles
1x06  The Survivor
1x07  The Infinite Vulcan
1x08  The Magicks of Megas-Tu
1x09  Once Upon a Planet
1x10  Mudd’s Passion
1x11  The Terratin Incident
1x12  The Time Trap
1x13  The Ambergris Experiment
1x14  The Slaver Weapon
1x15  The Eye of the Beholder
1x16  The Jihad

Season Two

2x01  The Pirates of Orion
2x02  Bem
2x03  The Practical Joker
2x04  Albatross
2x05  How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth
2x06  The Counter-Clock Incident

The Movies

***ALL FILES ARE PASSWORD PROTECTED. The password for each .rar file is ‘llap’.***

You’ll need winrar to unzip each file. Download all file parts, select all files, choose to extract to the hard drive, input password. All parts will automatically extract to one file. The files are .avi and are the remastered versions of the movies (except reboot, naturally.)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1.28 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1.10 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1.02 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1.16 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (0.97 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1.05 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Star Trek (1.36 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Extras: gag reel, deleted scene

Star Trek Into Darkness (1.05 GB)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 

(Reblogged from sacredkarcram)




Attention pre-T trans men who want to deepen their voices!

(credit goes to Alex who actually taught me this.)

This is great! Thanks for making this video because a lot of pre-T guys need help with this, come to me, and I don’t know exactly what to tell them. The tumblr video system is shit, so for people who can’t watch this, talk from your chest, not from your mouth or throat. Put your hand on your chest, and you will feel it vibrate when you talk. Record how you sound, practice, and perfect it. Like this guy, you may hear a dramatic change. I actually do this sometimes too, just for the fun of it. When I wake up my voice is lower anyway, but then I talk from my chest and it’s crazy low.

edit - someone just reblogged this off me and suggested drinking milk before you go to sleep because it will make your voice sound deeper in the morning.

Oh my gosh oh my gosh this is fantastic, I am going to practice this!

(Source: shepardfaeries)

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Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.

I’m going to give this list to all the people I edit for. Should save me a lot of time. ;)



Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.

I’m going to give this list to all the people I edit for. Should save me a lot of time. ;)

(Source: amandaonwriting)

(Reblogged from choirboyy)

The D&D Resources Masterpost

(Reblogged from mydnd)