“DAMNIT WONDER WOMAN, I AM THE DARKNESS”
I’m laughing too hard not to reblog this.
My parents told me that I could do and be whatever I wanted in life. My dad often said, don’t let anyone tell you that you are unable to do something. I think “because you’re a girl” was implied at the end of that statement but I don’t ever remember him saying it that way.
You can do whatever you put your mind to. And so I did, I have and while I’ve ended up a stay at home mom I’ve done lots of stuff in the process. But now I’m rambling.
The point. The story I read reminded me of another piece of advice my dad gave me. “You can hit a guy,” he said, “but only if you think you can take him or out run him. Don’t expect him to not hit you back just because you’re a girl.” (of course this applies to everyone, I suppose)
That advice always seemed good to me and it didn’t just work for physical violence but other things, as well. I’m not big on fighting. I try to avoid fights as much as possible but I don’t assume anyone will let me get away with things because I’m female. In fact, I’ve found that people have a harder time letting me do what I want because of it. Sadly for them, . I’m stubborn as hell and I’ll do, or prove myself wrong, if I damn well want to! :p
Natural Egg Dyes
How to make natural egg dyes:
Wash hard-cooked (boiled) eggs in warm soapy water to remove any oily residue that may impede the color from adhering to the eggs. Let eggs cool before attempting to dye.
You need to use your own judgment about exactly how much of each dye stuff to use. Except for spices, place a handful (or two or three handfuls) of a dyestuff in a saucepan.
Add tap water to come at least one inch above the dye stuff. NOTE: This will be about 1 cup of water for each handful of dyestuff.
Bring the water just to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Let simmer about 15 minutes or up to an hour until you like the color obtained. Keep in mind that dyed eggs will not get as dark as the color in the pan. Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour mixture into a liquid measuring cup. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of white vinegar for each cup of strained dye liquid. Pour the mixture into a bowl or jar that is deep enough to completely cover the eggs you want to dye.
Use a slotted spoon to lower the eggs into the hot liquid. Leave the eggs in the water until you like the color.NOTE: Allow the egg to sit in the tea for several hours or overnight. The longer the egg soaks, the deeper the final color will be. If you plan to eat the eggs be sure to do this step in the refrigerator.
When eggs are dyed to the color you desire, lift the eggs out with the slotted spoon. Let them dry on a rack or drainer. NOTE: An egg carton works nicely as a drying rack. Be careful to handle the eggs gently and minimally as some of the colors can easily be rubbed off before the egg has dried.
For a textured look, dab the still wet egg with a sponge.
Eggs colored with natural dyes have a dull finish and are not glossy. After they are dry, you can rub the eggs with cooking oil or mineral oil to give them a soft sheen.
Color - Items To Dye With
Brown Gold: Dill Seeds, Brown Orange, Chili Powder
Green: Spinach Leaves (boiled), Liquid Chlorophyll
Greenish Yellow: Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)
Grey: Purple or red grape juice or beet juice
Lavender: Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice, Red Zinger Tea
Orange: Yellow Onion Skins (boiled), Carrots, Paprika
Pink: Beets, Cranberries or Juice, Raspberries, Red Grape Juice, Juice from Pickled Beets
Red: Pomegranate juice, Canned Cherries (with syrup), Raspberries, Cranberries, Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Violet or Purple: Violet Blossoms, Hibiscus tea, Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled), Red Wine
Yellow: Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled), Carrot Tops (boiled), Chamomile Tea, Celery Seed (boiled), Green tea, Ground Cumin (boiled), Ground Turmeric (boiled) or Saffron
The Dance at Alder Cove ☽✪☾ Youth/Father/Geezer - I see you
that awkward moment when the cast are actually their characters:
Clint: ooh carnie things i shall inspect
Thor: STAND BACK HAWK-MAN SO THAT MY BROTHER DOTH NOT SMITE THEE IN THINE FACE
Loki: ehehehehe i’m so gonna bust holes in this floor just cuz
My favorite laugh ever!!! XD
YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF
This got even funnier when I realized that to shoot it, essentially someone had to hurl a massive rat puppet at Cary Elwes.
Are you suggesting that is not a real giant rodent being used here O.O
Rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist.
*TACKLED BY GIANT RAT* OH GOD
The Hearts for Sale books came! *A* (sorry for crappy phone photos) The cover turned out great! I have yet to order the pre-order goodies, though!
Also, I decided to open a society6 shop and see how it goes!
Until March 9th there’s free shipping and $5 Off each item!