Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
- circular knitting needles
- small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!
Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”
UUUU THIS IS SO GENIUS. I want to think about how much this kind of thing can be applied to comics.
What do you think about all the people who don’t understand feminism? Especially the women who supposedly “are against feminism because they don’t hate men”? Should we argue or is it a lost cause?
No, we shouldn’t argue. We should teach. We should enlighten. We should in the friendliest of spirits and without the slightest trace of condescension drop so much fucking knowledge on those people that it crushes their flawed and simplistic understanding of gender politics.
We should be patient in the face of ignorance until we know for sure that it is willful. We should give them every opportunity to change their minds, because at the end of the day, very few people are built around a core of malignant, incurable misogyny. Very few people have a world view so grotesque that they actually believe women should be subjugated. Very few people will openly admit that equality isn’t a noble pursuit — especially women for whom so often their only fault is being misguided about the fundamental concepts.
No one is a lost cause until we find out for sure that their identity is tied to an aggressively misogynistic belief system, and when we come across those broken souls, we don’t argue. That’s wasted breath. We simply mark them with red flags and keep them at arm’s length, because those are the ones who aren’t safe to be around.
Well, I was tagged! So here we go~ six selfies! I taaaaag… Everyone! Have fun and pick selfies that make you feel like you could conquer the world~~
its nice to look at pictures of hot people and be kinda like “actually i think i stand a decent chance of being that hot if i apply myself”
6 favorite selfies, and I’m wearing my housecoat in 3 of them
alright the long story short is this:
frog prince is a very special kitty who has been living with my roommate/best friend robotprincemilly since he was a little baby. about two days ago he became sick, and so we took him to the vet, only to find out it was an emergency situation which resulted in him being hospitalized. (for the sake of brevity, i’ve outlined the exact problem more at the link) we’re still waiting to hear back about his condition.
right now we’re looking at about $1000 of vet bills, which is a pretty hefty sum of money for our little family. we’ve made an indiegogo to try and put a dent in the cost, and we’ve offered a handful of art/thank-you incentives to boot, which we’ll crank out as quickly as we are able. if you’re unable to give, even a signal boost or a facebook share would be very greatly appreciated.
thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
reblogging this again because we’ve only made about $350 and the campaign ends tonight. it would be reeeeeally fantastic if we could push it up to $500, but if not, that’s ok. everyone’s contributions have made this a lot easier than it would have been, and we’re extremely grateful. a signal boost would be much appreciated.
I finally put these buttons up on Etsy! A lot of people seemed interested (especially in the NOPEs) but they haven’t been selling. Now, through the power of Etsy, we can do anything.
I would really like to get some Copic refills! Would you like some weird fruit mutant buttons? Brother, I’ve got a proposition for you.