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skylanth:

New little craft project - kaiju throw pillow! Here’s Leatherback, and a blurry tabby cat for scale. Fleece fabric, embroidery floss, felt toes, and rhinestone eyes. 
This is only a first draft, a sketch in fabric form, if you will, but seems to be a fairly decent pattern and I learned lots of stuff when putting him together. His bioluminescent lines are chain stitch embroidery and I mostly just made them up - a final version would have markings done from movie still references, or maybe an action figure if I can find one of those to look at. 
Thinking of making a whole set based on different shapes. Leatherback is a square, Otachi is a circle, Knifehead is a diamond, Mutavore is a…a star, maybe? 
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skylanth:

New little craft project - kaiju throw pillow! Here’s Leatherback, and a blurry tabby cat for scale. Fleece fabric, embroidery floss, felt toes, and rhinestone eyes. 
This is only a first draft, a sketch in fabric form, if you will, but seems to be a fairly decent pattern and I learned lots of stuff when putting him together. His bioluminescent lines are chain stitch embroidery and I mostly just made them up - a final version would have markings done from movie still references, or maybe an action figure if I can find one of those to look at. 
Thinking of making a whole set based on different shapes. Leatherback is a square, Otachi is a circle, Knifehead is a diamond, Mutavore is a…a star, maybe? 
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skylanth:

New little craft project - kaiju throw pillow! Here’s Leatherback, and a blurry tabby cat for scale. Fleece fabric, embroidery floss, felt toes, and rhinestone eyes. 

This is only a first draft, a sketch in fabric form, if you will, but seems to be a fairly decent pattern and I learned lots of stuff when putting him together. His bioluminescent lines are chain stitch embroidery and I mostly just made them up - a final version would have markings done from movie still references, or maybe an action figure if I can find one of those to look at. 

Thinking of making a whole set based on different shapes. Leatherback is a square, Otachi is a circle, Knifehead is a diamond, Mutavore is a…a star, maybe? 

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cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

peashooter85:

That time when a naval fleet was defeated by Cavalry,

In 1795 pretty much ever major power in Europe was determined to quash the newly formed French Republic.  Enemies attacked from all sides, and in the Netherlands one of the most unusual events in military history would occur; the defeat of a naval fleet by a cavalry force.

As part of the French Revolutionary Wars, France initiated a surprise attack and invasion of the Netherlands.  After captured Amsterdam in January of 1795, the French commander Gen. Jean-Charles Pichegru learned that the Dutch fleet was anchored off of Den Helder, 90km north of Amsterdam, and were quickly removing the ice covering the port’s bay so that they could escape to Britain. The winter was very cold that year, so much of the rivers and coastal bays were frozen over. Gen. Pichegru gave one of his commanders, Brig. Gen. Jean-Guillame de Winter command 8th Hussar Regiment and the 15th Line Infantry, and ordered him to make haste to Den Helder and either capture or destroy the Dutch fleet before they could escape.

To travel to Den Helder as fast as possible, Gen. de Winter order each Hussar to carry an infantrymen with him on his horse.  The men arrived 3 days later, and quietly made their way through Den Helder without being spotted by Dutch sailors.  The next morning they lined up at the bay’s shore and found the ice still intact, with the Dutch fleet still trapped in the harbor.  On the morning of Sept. 23rd, 1795, Gen. de Winter ordered his men to charge the Dutch fleet.  With the 8th Hussars at the lead, the French galloped over the ice and attacked the Dutch ships.  The Dutch, unprepared for a cavalry assault, were not cleared for action and hadn’t even loaded their guns.  By the time the Dutch were ready for combat, dismounted Hussars and infantry were scaling the ships and climbing on the decks.  

The attack on the Dutch fleet was a successful, with 14 ships of the line and 880 guns captured.  It was the only time in history a naval force has been defeated by a cavalry charge.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Skipping a rock over a frozen pond makes the coolest noise.

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