THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING
This gives me life
How music changed from 2000-2013.
Sherlockian, polyglot, sometime tulpamancer. Come in and stay a while.
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
This is so incredibly precious, this actually makes me tear up with happiness!
So, while working on the last edit I posted, I got inspiration for ice!fawnlock, since the Sherlock base was B&W and the background picture I used was wintry/painted white lines on his face.
This was a real pain to make- I used two of this pic (not mine) and flipped the one to give the basic white lines on his face, then I had to paint for a looooong time to get rid of the branch on his face. Had to repaint over some of the lines, too, but I think they look mostly the same color/thickness. As a result of all the painting I think the top half of his face is smoother than the bottom, but oh well. I’m gonna leave it here, cause between this version and the previous version that I trashed because it was going horribly, I’ve probably spent four hours on this?
Spent ages on the freckles by accident. XD I’m still not 100% happy with them, but they’re alright. I need more brushes, I think. >.>
In any case, I hope people find this pleasing to look at. :)
new background is this pic (also not mine)
It is John’s habit to pull the door closed by the knocker, making it hang to the left. But notice that Sherlock’s practice is not to adjust the knocker to the left, but to the right. He’s annoyed to see that Mycroft has straightened it. To Sherlock’s mind, it should hang to the right if he is at home with John, or to the left, if John is out.
Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)
Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine."
One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)
GO THE FUCK OFFFF