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afloweroutofstone said: Are there any tips you would give aspiring journalists that no one gave you?
Well, I didn’t have any connections to journalism and don’t come from a well-connected family or place by any means. Here’s what I did:
1. Hustle. In college, I wrote a humor column, edited the student humor magazine and wrote freelance articles for lots of publications.
2. Be nice. I take time to meet with interns, coworkers, people from other journalism organizations, etc. Not because I’m trying to network or anything. Just because it’s good to be nice to everyone. This is a general life rule, not a journalism rule.
3. Be curious. This is another good life rule. It’s good to talk with lots of different people, who are both like you and not like you. I am a really big advocate for inclusion in journalism and in our newsroom. It’s good to think about different people and different ideas.
4. Don’t always toot your own horn. This is my mom’s rule. I always give credit where it’s due and frequently advocate for other people and ideas. This is always a good thing as well.
- 19 days late but Hillary Clinton finally comments on Ferguson and she didn’t victim blame or use false racial equivalences. She called out social injustices and the frayed relationships between police and community members. She even addressed white privilege and institutional racism. Good commentary but poor timing and lack of genuine feeling. Clinton’s statement (x)
- 900,000 signatures calling for justice
- 5 protesters sue police for $41.5M over arrests
- Audio of the murder of Michael Brown aired by CNN has been authenticated.
Anonymous said: Hi there! I kinda need some help/advice for a cosplay. I want to cosplay as Inori Yuzuriha from the anime Guilty Crown. Problem is that her costume (the one with the giant boob/belly window) would have no leverage or support for breasts. How could I make the illusion of gravity defying boobs? Some people have said to make the costume extra tight but I don't want want to be uncomfortable.
Extra tightness will not help you at all; your breasts are not made of anime sparkles, and tightness will just pull the front back towards your armpits. Tightness only works to contain ~the girls~ when there is something to pull against… but the gap in Inori’s “shirt” means there’s nothing to pull across your chest.
The truth is, you’re going to be some degree of uncomfortable. That’s just how these things work. You’re also going to have to do some very careful drafting work to make sure that all the right things are covered, given that her “shirt” doesn’t leave much wiggle [jiggle?] room. The larger your breasts are, the more this is going to suck.
So here’s what you need to do, just to try it out:
Take a roll of medical tape. It can either the cloth kind or the plastic kind, but either way, it has to be something intended for use on skin. There is no other way of this. If you pick up anything not meant for skin, I will personally track you down and slap it out of your hands, or if I arrive too late, I will at least stand nearby telling you “I told you so” when you sit at the bottom of the shower weeping as you try to get it off your skin without doing actual physical damage.
So with that in mind, get a roll of medical tape.
Now. If you have pasties, put them on. If you don’t, a bandaid over the most sensitive part of your nipple will work. Put that on. Keep in mind that your nipples are (for the most part) the “center” of your breast, so it is the place that is going to get a lot of tape on it for support, so the pasties/bandaids are there to save you from nipple pain later. Specifically the removal part. You’ve been warned.
Now: put a piece of tape horizontally across your breast, right over the nipple. Make it about 3”-4” long, or however long you figure it needs to be without showing. This is your anchor point.
Now: take a longer strip of tape and start it 1”-2” below your anchor, this time vertically, again passing directly over your nipple. Holding your breast up in the position you want it to be, secure your breast in place with the tape. Don’t tape too tightly or you might warp your breast into an unflattering shape.
For many costumes you can just wrap it around your shoulder or the back of your neck depending on whether you need your breast to go up or up and in, but for Inori, you will be running it towards your collarbone. You are essentially using the tape as a long, sticky “strap” that holds your breast up. The anchor tape you put on before will help this tape stay up.
If you do this for both breasts, you should have a very rudimentary “tape bra” that is backless, strapless, etc. Strategic taping means your breasts end up where they’re supposed to be with no visible means of support whatsoever. For the most part, it is very durable, too; it takes soap and water to get the tape off, in most cases, so if you’ve taken the proper steps with your anchor points, you should be able to do handstands, cartwheels and light jogs without budging much.
You’ll also want to double-tape your costume in place around that area so it doesn’t slide around. Since there is literally no way to build that costume with built-in support, the tape will be the only thing holding you in place!
Sound complicated? There’s actually a product on the market designed to let you lift your breast using a very similar system without having to fuck around with tape, but they get mixed reviews and they are, for the most part, so big that some costumes may still not hide them. Some names are Bare Lifts, Bring It Up, and whatever, but “breast lift tape” is the basic schtick. If you can make that work, all the more power to you, but reviews for those generally seem to suggest that anyone over a D is fucked, but the tape works just fine regardless of size.
Aaaand Kat’s dad is about to kill the internet here just to be a passive aggressive dick soooo that’s all I can explain for the moment and my ask box groove for the night is taken from me :)
If you go to Iwami Station, you can pick up a free guide map that shows you all the places that the anime took place in! You can also ride the train and keep the ticket as a nice memory too.
If you open these pictures in a new tab or window, you can see them in full-view! More pictures of Iwami can be found here!