The Knight in Sour Armor

Hi everyone!  Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, but for the last two weekends, it’s been back-to-back cons for me.  I just recently attended Steel City Con where I saw Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner of Star Trek: The Next Generation and met Dermot Crowley - better known as General Madine from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.  

I was also approached by members of the 501st Legion’s “good guy” affiliate, The Rebel Legion, and am in the process of becoming an official member with them.  Aside from a few modifications to my costume, my Jedi outfit more or less meets their stringent quality standards, and I hope to be doing more events and activities with them in the future.  I also hope to post some pictures from the con, so stay tuned!

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately, but for the last two weekends, it’s been back-to-back cons for me. I just recently attended Steel City Con where I saw Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner of Star Trek: The Next Generation and met Dermot Crowley - better known as General Madine from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

I was also approached by members of the 501st Legion’s “good guy” affiliate, The Rebel Legion, and am in the process of becoming an official member with them. Aside from a few modifications to my costume, my Jedi outfit more or less meets their stringent quality standards, and I hope to be doing more events and activities with them in the future. I also hope to post some pictures from the con, so stay tuned!

iampetershervheim:

rkidd:

d0esntmakesense:

This is probably the coolest GIF I’ve ever seen.

now there’s some perspective.

I once saw a storm roll like this once. It was beautiful.

iampetershervheim:

rkidd:

d0esntmakesense:

This is probably the coolest GIF I’ve ever seen.

now there’s some perspective.

I once saw a storm roll like this once. It was beautiful.

(Source: the-science-llama, via eisenblume)

obsessions-and-dreams:

Sherlock is actually a girl’s name…

I SAW YOU ON SATURDAY!  I loved your costume!

syfygeek13 asked: hello! do you have any references or advice for describing hair? the color, texture, thickness, etc.?

thewritingrealm:

Hi!

Colors:

Red- 

Red- your usual, natural shade (even if it’s dyed, just looks natural) ‘redhead’

Fire-engine red- bright red; usually achieved through dyeing

'Ginger'- lighter red hair with orange or gold tones

Orange- lighter red hair that appears orange

Strawberry blond(e)- a shade with red or brown undertones.

Blond(e)- (hey, while we’re on the topic, blonde and blond are one of the few English feminine/masculine words. Blonde is supposed to be used for someone who identifies as female, blond for male. I honestly don’t know what would happen in the case of a non-binary but in another language it’d probably just go to the male ‘blond’ because male tends to be the default. Anyone have more information on this)

Light blond(e), medium blond(e), dark blond(e)

Platinum- a very light blond(e) color that may even appear white in certain lighting. This term could refer to bleached or natural hair. The natural would be common in children and Northern Europeans.

Dirty-blond(e) and brown hair mixed, often brown at the roots.

Honey- caramel brown undertones, maybe even a hint of red. Darker than strawberry.

Ash- ashen or gray undertones, usually a pretty light shade

Yellow-blond(e)- often achieved through dyeing

Sandy- a mix of blond(e), brown, and gray tones

Bleached- light shade; term is used to refer to unnatural hair

Brown-blond(e)- a mixture of brown and blond(e) tones.

Brunet(te)- (brunet is masculine, brunette is feminine)

light brown, medium brown, dark brown

Chestnut brown- a medium to dark tone

Golden brown- a light shade with gold tones

Chocolate brown- a medium shade that could be light or dark

Walnut brown- a lighter medium brown

Russet brown- dark brown with red, auburn, or gold highlights

Auburn- red-brown

Raven- dark brown, almost/if not black

Black- the most common hair color in the world

Jet-black- black hair

Gray- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn gray. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become gray. (Not to be confused with hair that just has gray tones)

"Salt and pepper"- a term coined for people with darker or black hair. When their hair starts to lose pigments and begins to go gray or white, some of their hair will be white/gray, while the rest is dark, giving it the ‘salt and pepper’ look.

White- when the hair begins to lose pigments, it will start to turn white. The roots are affected first, where the hair grows from, and unless dyed, over time the whole head will become white.

Not to be confused with hair that appears white because of lighting such as very light blond(e) or white-blond(e) hair.

Also, people with low amounts of melanin (albinism) or other special cases could also end up with white hair.

Dyed/highlighted/”unnatural” hair-

Unnatural hair can be pretty much any color(s) there’s dye for. Blue, pink, green, as well as any natural color, of course, the possibilities are endless!

Hair types:

Straight- strongest hair type that reflects light well which can give it a glossy appearance. Depending on the texture and thickness, it may be difficult to get this hair to hold a curl without the use of a lot of chemicals (hair spray, a treatment, etc.).

Wavy- light ‘s’ shaped curls. Can usually straighten or curl fairly easily. May frizz fairly easily.

Curly- hair that is usually curly down the entire length of the hair shaft. This hair type often faces frizz and dryness. 

Kinky/Coiled- tightest curls, often with an ‘s’ or ‘z’ shape. The most fragile of the hair types. Curl definition, shrinkage, and dryness are issues faced by people of this hair type.

Dreads- matted, thin braids often formed through the ‘neglect method’.

Bald- no hair, could be a result of age or medical problems

Buzzed- a shaved head

Texture:

Fine- the thinnest, finest texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.

Thin- a bit thicker than fine, but still a very thin, delicate texture. Often found in children. The hair is delicate and breaks easily. Cannot hold a lot of product without looking greasy or unhealthy. Does not hold style well. Soft, smooth to the touch.

Medium- hair of average texture. Not broken as easily. Holds styles pretty well. Covers the scalp well. Usually does not have too many issues with frizz or dryness if properly cared for and will get oily after a few days without wash.

Thick- thick, full hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy.

Coarse- the thickest kind of hair that styles well and holds its own shape well. Ex: may be able to stay in a braid without the use of a hair band. Can tolerate high amounts of heat, dyes, and chemicals without dying out as easy. May get a bit out control if not properly cared for because of the extremely thick texture.

Hair styles:

Twist and pin up-dos.

Latest hair styles.

Hair styles for men and women.

I really hope this can help you, or anyone else who gets stuck on describing hair! :D