medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

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
yarn
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.)
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I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

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
  • yarn
  • 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.)

Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

eshusplayground:

stvincentinexile:

If you are part of a privileged group and have to constantly demand that somebody in an oppressed group say “not all (insert privileged group here) are like that” 

what you are really demanding is that they reassure you that you’re not like that and you’re not being held accountable 

which is a cowardly thing to do and also shows the great lengths you will go to in order to avoid examining your role in a toxic system

*pours OP a glass of grape drink*

(via wsswatson)

The Sign of OT3

notagarroter:

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What does it mean when you title your wedding episode The Sign of Three?

I know I know – the pregnancy deduction at the very end.  That one moment that de-subverts the meaning of the title and presses it back into safe heteronormativity.  Mama + Papa + Baby = Three. 

But what else is that title doing? 

Weddings are not generally ruled by a sign of three.  Weddings are about twosomes, and traditional wedding imagery is replete with the imagery of the couple: two rings, two sides of the church, twin turtledoves, a pair of wedding bells…

But we all know this wedding is not about a couple.

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Reviews of the apparently hilariously bad “Lucy”

These are some of the funniest reviews I’ve read in a long time.

Lucy: The Dumbest Movie Ever Made About Brian Capacity

New superhero movie “LUCY” based on stupid urban myth of stupidity

Lucy Is So Incredibly Bad That I Need To Talk To You About It Immediately

'Lucy' is sure to make the list of worst movies of the year

Is Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ the Summer’s Smartest Dumb Movie, or Its Dumbest Smart One?