Sep. 22nd, 2017 05:30 am
elsewhence: (Default)
really stupid idea that actually works: use an interdental brush to apply cake mascara. i mean hey, it's basically a tiny spoolie brush.

the cake mascara works surprisingly well too, considering it's a recreation of the earliest form of mascara and therefore literally just plain soap and umber pigment. take into account though that i don't like the LONGER! THICKER! DENSER! BLACKER!! efforts of the typical modern mascara. i just want to colour my lashes so they're not lighter at the tips and i think black mascara looks horrible on people with blond hair. meaning that i've literally never used a mascara that didn't meet my standards.

i'd still prefer it if i could find the kind of brush that used to be sold with cake mascara, though. that one 1930s compact/vanity case i own is missing one. it's a really cool compact, when it's complete it contains powder, rouge, an eyebrow pencil, cake mascara, lipstick (though not in an actual stick) and eyeshadow, all in a case the size of a credit card. i had to have one the moment i learned they existed, and was really glad to get mine cheaply because of a few flaws.

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:28 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
disclaimer: nothing i do is a feminist action, ever, because fuck feminism and i'm not letting it take credit for my accomplishments

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:36 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 surprised)
my skin's reached the point where it looks better and not worse with foundation, woo! just two scabbed-over former pimples left, and one's on the bottom of my chin. pretty much a fact at this point that my skin problems were ultimately caused by being fat (presumably because it messed up my hormone levels) and couldn't have been fixed by anything other than becoming less fat

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:30 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
have to say, the effort of keeping that noise diary was absolutely worth it. there wasn't a single noisy night during the summer holidays, and also none since they've ended. looks like the golden era of late night gaming sessions is over, kids! and i can only imagine how much they were looking forward to spending their entire summer holidays during that. and then they didn't get to do it at all. such sweet revenge for the months (and really years, though not all of it the same intensity) of self-centered bullshit that i had to put up with.

(but man, did i tell the story of how i specifically worded the noise diary in such a way that it didn't become obvious the problem was caused by children, and also worded the actual complaint that way, because i knew that if the person who read it saw the word "children" they'd just go "can't get in trouble for noise caused by children anyway" and throw out the complaint without further action - and then my father reworded the complaint to specify that the noise was caused by children, because of some ridiculous notion that not saying so would be lying, and guess what happened? i fucking told you so. it didn't exactly take a genius to predict that! predictably, the letter had absolutely no effect, i was subjected to two more weeks of noise, it didn't stop until he called them and explained the situation and emailed them another copy of the noise diary. i hope he felt as stupid as his actions were.)

Sep. 20th, 2017 02:56 am
elsewhence: (alligator)
so as i was saying, the only good story arc for kylo ren would be an arc right over the edge of a cliff

Sep. 20th, 2017 12:53 am
elsewhence: (peridot annoyed)
i swear, pinterest is great for when you just want to look at random pictures, but it's a fucking plague when you're trying to google image search something specific. oh, you're interested in that image? too fucking bad, the link won't even take you to the pin of the image itself, it'll take you to an album that happens to contain the pin somewhere in its deepest depths! google image search is now basically useless if you don't tack "-pinterest" on your query. thanks a fucking lot, pinterest. even tumblr generally has the decency to prevent that from happening.

(trying to re-find an image of a carpet bag that had the straps that serve as the closure arranged in such a way that they could hold a parasol or umbrella. hahaha good fucking luck, self.)

Sep. 14th, 2017 04:25 pm
elsewhence: (jawa harmless)

the mouse who had the huge abcess (that i originally thought was a tumour) is alright again! there's only a small fold of loose skin above her right eye now. which isn't really surprising, considering the abcess was almost as large as her head.

i showed this picture to the vet and she remarked on what a huge cob of corn that is. no, it's a regular-sized cob of corn and a regular-sized mouse. they just are that tiny.

Sep. 13th, 2017 05:17 am
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
"i wish [thing] was acceptable for women to do"

so just fucking do [thing] anyway, who cares what people will think! nevermind that [thing] will never come to be considered acceptable for women if all of them just keep avoiding it for fear of making people uncomfortable. you don't change social norms by asking nicely! human beings are creatures of habit, we don't like change and will never make an effort to change anything if we can avoid it, there doesn't even have to be malicious intent behind it...

Sep. 12th, 2017 03:38 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
gradually lower own caffeine consumption (and therefore tolerance), consume way more caffeine in one day than you're used to anymore without really thinking about it, regret everything. especially considering i already didn't sleep much laste night (hoped to reset my sleep pattern, so much for that). every muscle in my body hurts! i just want to fall asleep so that goes away!

yes self, caffeine is a stimulant. it can keep you from falling asleep if you consume more of it than you're used to. that's why humans like it so much in the first place

Sep. 8th, 2017 10:58 pm
elsewhence: (match)
man i'd forgotten how fucking tedious it is to work with lining fabric. and how there's really nothing we can do about that because the reason it's tedious (slippery as hell) is also the reason we use it in the first place...

please take a moment to thank the underpaid, overworked garment worker who sewed the lining into your jacket

Sep. 6th, 2017 04:18 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
oh okay, weird stagnant body weight was probably caused by weird hormones caused by an anovulatory cycle. that makes sense at least. and conversely, the anovulatory cycle might have been caused by losing weight, since less body fat means less estrogen. maybe my body needs to recalibrate itself now.

man if only i could just be infertile, this is all such a fucking unnecessary mess.

Sep. 6th, 2017 11:01 am
elsewhence: (arkanoid and vaus)
man, autumn wouldn't be so bad if it was just a matter of fewer daylight hours. being outside when it's dark is cozy. but the fucking cold and rain and comatose vegetation? hell fucking no. autumn is a mistake. summer is the only worthwhile season.

Sep. 6th, 2017 10:27 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
and actually that even explains my disdain at people going crazy over ~*representation*~... it reads as the same kind of empty feel-good comfort that i don't see a point in providing when i could provide practical advice instead because it doesn't actually fix anything. like... seeing people like myself in fiction makes precisely zero difference to my situation in the real world, pretending that it does is the equivalent of sticking my fingers in my ears and going "la la la"...

Sep. 5th, 2017 10:54 pm
elsewhence: (guide text adventure)
"banning guns is pointless because then you just get more stabbings instead of shootings!"

get this, though: it's not possible for someone to stab me from several hundred meters away. the number of people who could hurt me at any given moment is definitely lower than it would be if everyone who felt like it could carry a gun. plenty of reason for me to feel safer that way.

i hope to one day make use of the fact that you don't need a gun licence to carry a muzzle loader, though

Sep. 5th, 2017 10:00 pm
elsewhence: (la linea complaints)
what was the fucking point of rogue one, too. i mean, other than making even more money. the fact that the death star plans would be acquired and transmitted successfully was always a foregone conclusion, so the plot of the movie basically amounts to tl;dr they all die in the end. and do you really expect me to have particular feelings about the death of characters i've only known for roughly one movie? please...

Sep. 5th, 2017 02:07 am
elsewhence: (Default)
man i only just realised... "self love" type stuff makes me want to assault someone every time... i'm also the kind of person who, when someone i care about has a problem, will offer practical advice every time. i mean, shouldn't getting a possible solution to the thing that's bothering you be enough to make you feel better about it? why would you need or want anything else?? and of course if i don't get the point of giving anything but practical solutions to other people, i don't see the point of giving it to myself either

Sep. 4th, 2017 09:55 pm
elsewhence: (alligator)
no i will not learn to ~*love my body*~, i will treat it like the tool it is. it doesn't do any fucking good to ~*love*~ a saw that's not capable of cutting anything, now does it. nothing short of sharpening it does. either do so or give up on being able to do most anything with it, how you feel about its condition has absolutely no impact on the situation

Sep. 4th, 2017 05:22 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
"why won't u tailor ur online presence specifically to what teens who may stumble across it are comfortable with and what's appropiate for them"

because the internet as a whole is not primarily for teens, that's why. because they should be tailoring their browsing habits to the knowledge that they're in spaces primarily meant for and maintained by people older than themselves. you're welcome to create an internet run entirely by minors just for yourselves if you're so uncomfortable with that notion! hahaha now that would be a sight worth seeing. (not really, i already know what geocities fandom looked like, that should be a good approximation)

also honestly, why are so many of the teens using the internet today such whiny pansies who expect their whole life experience to be pre-censored for them like they're some 5-year-old child. why do they think it's positive to have people pre-censor things for them?? when are you expecting to become adults yourselves, in about fifty years maybe?? you don't magically become able to handle materials the day you turn 18 that you were physically incapable of before, it's a gradual process and if you only even start the day you turn 18, then your 18th birthday sure as hell isn't the day you become a fully mature adult

Sep. 2nd, 2017 05:48 am
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
and what's up with pages that require me to register to download something. you do know i'll just delete my account - or, if you don't let me, replace all my information with keysmashing - the moment i have what i came for, don't you? doubly wtf if it's a shop that requires me to register to buy things - it's like, are you that terrified of people actually buying stuff from you, or what is your reason for this kind of needless complication...

Sep. 2nd, 2017 05:32 am
elsewhence: (warning it's raining men)
bodices are the most difficult thing to fit without help? hahahaha no bodices are harmless. try hoods. with bodices you can at least take pictures of yourself to figure out what's going on! a hood distorts to the point of being totally unrecognisable the moment you move your arms. seriously, i probably would've finished this piece of shit a week ago if i had either a dress dummy with a head or even the kind of three-way mirror arrangement you have in fitting rooms. or, you know, another human being who understands enough about the subject to help me out.

nevermind that kind of "drafting tutorial" that's like "take a hoodie you own and trace around the hood! :)". that's not a fucking draft. do you think i'd be looking for drafting instructions if i already owned clothing that had the kind of shape i want. also, what makes you assume that i own hoodies? that i'd even consider leaving the house in that kind of thing?