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The First Geek Couture Fashion Show Was Absolutely Fabulous

On July 24 in San Diego, the first ever Comic-Con geek couture fashion show took place. Fandom fashion retailer Her Universe called upon the galaxy’s most stylish designers, both professional and amateur, to present their original, handmade creations on the runway.

What we saw was not cosplay. Oh no, these gowns could have belonged on the pages of Vogue or at New York Fashion Week. As one of the designers put it: for those who aren’t geeks, the clothing would just seem cute and unique, but for those who are geeks and can recognise the reference, the garment has a special twist.

Above are some of my personal favourite creations, though visit the link above for images of all contestants who participated.

1. Loki from Thor

2. The Architects of Time from Doctor Who

3. Wolverine from X-Men

4. Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

5. The Hobbit Wedding Dress (it had a little pull to reveal a Hobbit-esque trouser underneath!)

6. The Fourth Doctor from Doctor Who

7. Dalek Weddings Dress from Doctor Who

8. Regina Mills/Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time (the full gown emerged from underneath the winter coat - understandably a crowd favourite!)

9. Thrace from Battlestar Galactica

10. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Cape’s board abolishes entire reading list



If you’ve been following the story of a Delaware school board’s decision to remove The Miseducation of Cameron Post from its high school summer reading list, apparently the final decision is in — the entire reading list has now been removed.

That means not only has Cameron Post been removed, other books including Gene Luen Yang’s Boxers, Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, John Lewis’s March, and even John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars will no longer be recommended as summer reads for incoming freshman at Cape Henlopen High School. A sad end to a really wonderful and diverse reading list.

I’m furious about this, not just because this means excellent books will be that much farther out of teens’ reach, but because it’s such a cop-out. The school board was faced with a difficult decision, and essentially decided to not decide.

They decided there was no way to make everyone happy, so they’d just duck and cover and hope to scrape by and get re-elected by eliminating the issue altogether. The thing is, you can’t eliminate issues just by pretending they don’t exist.

Kids in Delaware will still make choices about what to read — but now they’ll be doing so in the dark, despite the team of librarians who had carefully selected a list of books they thought would be good matches for their students.

I’m sure the school board thinks this is a “compromise” solution. When in reality this is the ultimate coward’s way out.

So incredibly infuriating.

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God I bet..
I bet Sam fucking LOVES having guests. So he actually made a fucking massive breakfast for them, and he doesn’t know what these guys eat - Natasha’s tiny, so Sam makes a fruit salad, but then, maybe Steve (who’s huge) likes fruit salad too, so he ends up with a punchbowl full of fruit. But then also waffles and pancakes, and eggs… though who knows how these people eat their eggs? Sam likes scrambled, but he boils some just in case, and sets up a frying pan in case either of them wants fried. Better put some water on to boil in case someone wants poached…. While he has the eggs out, might as well make french toast. But then actually, Natasha’s european, right? They like that weird-ass continental breakfast shit, so he rolls up some little bits of ham and cheese, which looks weird without croissants and muffins and whatnot so he nips out to get some. And some juice. And some tea. And some hair straighteners.

And so Natasha eats a few bits of everything, but Steve… well Steve grew up during a time where you did not waste food - clearing your plate is ingrained in him, so. Yeah, he did have a big breakfast. He had all the breakfast.

And some hair straighteners.

(Source: mishasteaparty, via misslucylovesthemcu)

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Stephen Colbert Just Showed Up At Comic-Con Dressed Like This

There are a lot of great things about Comic-Con but none more so than watching famous people turn into fans. It’s easy to forget sometimes, but celebrities actually get obsessed over the same kinds of things us normal folk do. Let the record show Stephen Colbert is one of them. He’s been hardcore into JRR Tolkien for most of his life, and today, he reminded everyone of that by randomly showing up at Comic-Con to take part in The Hobbit panel. 

As you can see in the above picture, the late night host and future David Letterman successor showed up in the same outfit he wore during his cameo in The Hobbit 2, or as only hardcore Tolkien fans bother calling it The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. Or as all the dumbshits you know likely call it, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smog

Now that’s a handsome, nerdy devil having the time of his life. Humorously, looking around Hall H, there seems to be quite a few handsome nerdy devils having the time of their lives here too, as Stephen Colbert is absolutely killing it on the microphone, while simultaneously dropping the nerd knowledge hammer. Even Tolkien himself would have loved it. 

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misslucyjane asked: Multishipper challenge: Charles Xavier!

Erik, but Erik’s easy since he’s Erik and my main pairing for Charles.

Moira, I love how she pushes back at him and doesn’t let him get away with things while also giving him avenues.

Older!Hank, not younger as I could see them being comfortable around each other, more of a platonic shipping but still they have a connection.