Elspeth Gordie


How to Grow the Fuck Up: Guides to Life


I know it can be a nightmare to dig through our tags and see all those asks and not the guides. So here is a handy-dandy list of all our “official” posts (plus a list of relevant asks at the end).




Job Hunting

Life Skills


Asks I’ll Probably Need to Refer People to Later

[Note: This post will be updated as new guides are written.]

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Sleeping Beauty (1959) 

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lysilly said: You don't have to reply if it's too personal, but how did you and your partner meet?


Ah yes, gather round children!

I met nataliecparker when we were both 15 and living in Yokosuka, Japan. We were Navy brats and it was our freshman year of high school. Though we were in English class together for the first half of the year, we didn’t really talk until January, when our mothers dragged us off-base to the Kamakura Daibutsu for a Kyogen presentation. 

We sat in the back of my parents’ tiny van on the drive to the temple and talked about Star Wars, books, and school, and didn’t stop talking for hours. It was insta-love, everybody. We knew we were soul mates and destined to be best friends forever. We wrote mushy notes in code and invented all kinds of stories together.

We said, “if only one of us was a boy, then we could date each other and forget all these dumb high school boys!”*

Natalie moved to Washington state after Japan and I moved to Kansas. We talked every weekend and emailed and visited each other once a year throughout the rest of high school and our first years of college. In 2000, we moved to England together for a study abroad program, and after five years of best friendship we finally realized we were being kind of ridiculous not giving ourselves a shot together just because we were both girls.

It was hard and fun and strange and exciting, and totally, totally worth it.

*actual conversation, sophomore year of high school.

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The Yellow Dress - John Bulloch Souter


The Yellow Dress - John Bulloch Souter

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Hemming and cartridge pleats for a skirt! I messed up on these and had to redo them twice, my poor fingers ;_; Luckily it all worked out in the end and I think it looks quite nice. 

I started this dress on Thursday around two pm and my goal was to get it finished in forty eight hours, which I did! So that’s pretty neat. Definitely the fastest i’ve ever made anything.

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Finished this lovely lacey piece! It turned out just the way I had hoped. I think it’s really cute and pretty.

This painting was my original inspiration but I sort of got off track. I would say it’s 1840s English fashion. Though it’s an evening style and day dress material so i’m really not sure where it fits in. I’m not the best at accuracy;;

It’s made from five yards of floral home decor fabric and several yards of cotton mesh lace which I tea stained to match the material. Material costs were probably around sixty dollars.

The dress has about 22 hours of work in it and was made over a two day period. At least eighty percent of that time was spent hand sewing

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#you signed the contract mr baggins

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My social life is sad.


My social life is sad.

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the new brass section is so cute though


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what an icon

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Myself(zacktherippercosplay) as Jack Frost Cosplaying as Elsa And my friend Julie as Elsa Cosplaying Jack Frost! Metrocon was super CHILL! ;p


Myself(zacktherippercosplay) as Jack Frost Cosplaying as Elsa
And my friend Julie as Elsa Cosplaying Jack Frost!
Metrocon was super CHILL! ;p

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They’ve got civilians trapped.

I love that while the avengers fought the aliens you also see them helping to evacuate people so they are safe. It’s not just fighting, it’s rescue as well.

YES THANK YOU! This was my huge and horrible problem with Man of Steel. No help. Buildings falling left and right. I just kept saying “There’s another 10,000 dead people…oooh, and another 10,000 right there!” And no one cared. It left me feeling a bit sick, actually.

I do enjoy man of steel and the fight scenes are spectacular. Nice to see superman let loose in a film.

But I love this about Marvel Studios films. Like you get similar “protect the people” scenes in Ironman, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy too.

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