As a GoT cosplayer with a bestie in the NYC burlesque scene…FLY ME THERE NOW.
As a GoT cosplayer with a bestie in the NYC burlesque scene…FLY ME THERE NOW.
I work front desk at a salon with mostly Indian and Nepali specialists, and luckily I’ve never heard a customer ask any of these.
Try telling people you’re a Wiccan and you observe Yule. You get ALL sorts of WTF looks. Especially when you try to explain that a lot of Christmas symbolism that isn’t directly connected to the religious part of the holiday (trees, wreaths, etc.) is actually Pagan in orgin. That’s FUN. I just say “Happy holidays”, give holiday gifts, and go on my merry witchy way.
Our cabbit (rabbit who acts like a cat) is such a fuzzy love, and I get so excited when she sticks her little tongue out and licks my hand to groom me!
I live a 5-minute walk from the Cloisters, and I love it. There’s a Ren Faire there every year, I’ve been to a wedding there, awesome modern sculptures mixed in with the very very old art, and my friends and I have used the jousting field off-season to practice stage combat. Great place! Just hope you don’t mind the hill or 150 steps to the top!
Oh, and you forgot the Creepy Bard! And he takes requests, if you know your Ren Faire/Gaelic/folk music!
Jimmy is one of the sweetest guys on the planet. He is ALWAYS happy to see you, even if he totally has no idea who you are. Unless you steal…look it up, there’s video of him scaring the crap out of a lowlife thief at Trash, and it’s amazing.
I like freaking people out by showing them my legs compared to my arms. They go, “Wow, you’re so pale!” looking at my normally exposed skin and then I roll up my pants legs. It’s like they’re experiencing seeing a whole new shade for the first time.
Really not being hipster-y here, I’m honestly confused by all of these. Forget about sound-alikes, most of these songs were either recorded at a completely different time than the people they’re wrongly attributed to, or they’re way famous enough to not be mistaken for a different band. In short…HUH?
Made by Gilding Primal Instinct, who makes absolutely amazing jewelry! We’ve sold her stuff in the store for years and it’s beautiful.
First thing is my headshot, from a production of Romeo and Juliet. Third is also me, a shot taken outside the NYC Devil’s Carnival premiere. Now, add in my name and New York Jedi, well…
7 is from the No Pants Subway ride, 6 is wearing a pair of Lip Service cyber tights over a pair of green tights, and 5 is obviously posed/photoshoot.
Donuts, croissants, pretzels…I don’t like any of these thing. I have a mild/moderate form of Celiac’s that I was diagnosed with at 2 years old. I have a pretty high tolerance so I basically can eat a normal amount of wheat products as an adult and not feel sick, but as a child, I was restricted to corn and rice flour until they were sure of my tolerance, and so I never developed a taste for very dough-y things, and now I think they’re pretty gross. People think that’s very weird. I like cupcakes and pies, though.
Worked for Lush for nearly 4 years. Will NEVER buy my products anywhere else. 48% solid (may have gone up since I left) which means 48% COMPLETELY preservative-free, safe synthetics for the rest. And by the way, if you have any concerns about any of the synthetics, ask an employee…we were very well-educated on WHY we use the synthetics we do, and we’ll help…and if you’re still concerned, they’ll be happy to point you in the direction of solid products. Also, larger sizes are always better value…it takes me nearly a year to go through my moisturizers and lotions. Lush love for life!
You missed my friend Tony Ray…he’s a black man, and he does a genderbent Pink Ranger, and it’s frakking AWESOME.
1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, and 17 are all on my ipod on fairly regular rotation.
Halloween in college: going to watch the parade. Halloween after college: being IN the parade and getting to do awesome lightsaber fights up 6th Avenue all night. After college wins.
Everything. EVERYTHING. I’ve had 5 years of retail, and now I’m working in a customer service job with a retail aspect, and every single one of these has happened at some point.
I wear wigs for pretty much all my cosplays…it’s just easier than styling my own hair, really.
I would wear any of these any day. Easy, spooky style.
My boyfriend and I have thrown around the idea of maybe having a horror-themed wedding one day…so many ideas just from this one post!
Cards Against Humanity is the great unifier. My group of friends even got my mother playing, with gusto, at our recent trip away. And…she learned what bukkakae was. Proud daughter moment.
Always random when you see one of your friends on Buzzfeed (the Miguel/Tulio).
People often forget that body types are made of more than just height/weight combos. My best friend is 5’8” and 115lbs, she eats like a horse. I’m 5’0” and 105lbs, I used to weight 95lbs and then I started doing stage combat and put on 10lbs of muscle weight. My college roommate was 5’4” and maybe 140 lbs but she worked out every day and could’ve easily kicked my ass in a footrace.
ALL THE BODILY FLUIDS. Also, had a guy masturbating on the Broadway-Lafayette street platform tonight, like as in about 3 hours before I saw this post. Urgh.
My mom produced that Herbal Essences ad!
A friend of mine has “khaleesi” in thin, elegant script on her foot. It’s perfect.
My college experience: Get nearly straight A’s (graduated with a 3.8) GPA and stay on the Dean’s List every semester. Complete your reading syllabus in the first month of a class so you actually have the time towards finals to go back and review. Write your essays the first three days they’re assigned, again so you have time to go back and review. Max out your course credit limits during your first 5 semesters so you can spend your last three taking only courses that interest you. Do theater even though you’re not in theater school. Join a club you passionately care about (SciFi) and spend EVERY THURSDAY FOR FOUR YEARS hanging out with 50 of your best friends until well after midnight. Date the same person for three of the four years of college, and when you do make a mistake with who you date your last year, you’re adult enough to learn from that mistake. That’s my four years…some might find it boring, I have no regrets.
First of all why is looking like or being around people who look like #1 a bad thing? Really, Buzzfeed, we’re going to make fun of alternative beauty? REALLY? Anyway…this seems to be more of a list of “15 worst things about people THINKING you’re straightedge.” If you don’t like the label, don’t use it, just say you don’t drink or smoke! I AM sXe and proud of it. And sadly, even at nearly 30 years old people still think it’s hilarious that I have absolutely zero desire to drink, smoke, or do drugs, and I get crap about it like I’m a social leper. Not often, mind you, but those that do make a big enough deal about it that I have to wonder what their priorities really are. I never have and I NEVER will drink/smoke/do drugs. Also, someone who is truly straightedge admits their own weaknesses. I do drink soda sometimes. Soda is caffeine, caffeine is a drug. I accept this weakness and acknowledge it. And perhaps I can work on quitting that as well…I’d certainly like to be stronger than that.
All this makes me glad that I’ve never owned a smartphone. I like Facebook, but I have no desire to check it anywhere but home. And I’m still not exactly sure what Candy Crush is…it’s like Bejeweled?
Repo! Devil’s Carnival! And there will be more!
Wait, my editions of #2 and #12 have those covers…are they first edition? Or just reprints?
3, 4, 5, 14, 17, and 19 I’ve never heard before. Honestly, nowadays, if it’s a new song and it’s not on the mix at work, I don’t know it.
Entourage is the ONLY show I’ve ever given up on. I always watch shows to the bitter end even if they start to fall apart, if I once loved them. But by season 5, I was just…done.
Learning how to be okay with not washing my hair for days took awhile, but I’m so glad I did it. Now, I actually “wash” my hair about once a week, and dry-shampoo the rest. And I have mildly oily hair naturally too! It just took some adjustment type for my scalp to catch up with the new routine. My advice, if you want to switch to washing your hair a lot less…start the process in the winter when you can wear caps and such while your scalp is still getting used to the routine.
You learned all the back ways to get to class when I Am Legend, Spiderman 3, or other movies blocked off your route…and you could get from Union Square to the top floor of Silver in less than 15 minutes. Your dorm isn’t a dorm anymore. And you lived in a larger space than you EVER will again (Water Street duplexes!!!) Free furniture day: You’re staying for the summer and everyone’s moving out, so you can go from floor to floor in the trash room and grab great stuff! Never pay for toilet paper. Or utensils. Not that 90% of my utensils I still use are stolen from the cafeterias or anything…
French men in heels dancing to Spice Girls in Paris. I want to go to there!
I think the only things I wore on this list were studded/spiked cuffs (still do) and t-shirts with the necks cut out (if I liked the shirt, I wore it, didn’t care about the cut). Does not apply to me.
If you’re a cosplayer, do Dragon*Con…about 3x the amount of cosplayers that you’ll see at SDCC, and better done, with a wider range of fandoms!
I spent my 4th of July watching Nostalgia Critic videos and working on a cosplay project, sewing all day. My boyfriend played video games two feet away. It was pretty much just a day off.