I hope one day
somebody loves you
that they see violets
in the bags under your eyes,
sunsets in the downward arch
of your lips,
that they recognize you
as something green,
something fresh and still growing,
even if sometimes
you are growing sideways,
that they do not waste their time
trying to fix you.
|Have customers ever followed you home? Are you ever afraid of this happening?|
Never happened to me, but it’s a possibility. I have a safety plan if it does ever happen.
I dealt with this a couple of times. Your best bet is if you even suspect that someone is following you home, drive back to the club and call them on your way there and tell them you’re coming back because someone is following you. Most club owners and employees stay an extra few hours to clean up/count earnings etc. Once whoever is following you realizes that you caught on or you’re driving back to the club they’ll stop. If not, and they follow you back to the club, then a bouncer or someone there will be able to tell them to stop. That usually scares them off.
Never walk to your car alone, although most clubs have a bouncer walk you out.
These men follow us home because our job is to basically flirt with them and give them false hope, so they believe that we then owe them something and will follow us home. It’s quite a scary thing to deal with and isn’t really avoidable, just make sure you have some type of “plan b” in case the club doesn’t answer the phone, call a friend/family member.
Hope this helps some how.
This is a good tip. My club usually closes soon after I leave, so my tip, if the club is already closed, is to first circle a block to make sure the car is following you for sure. Making four left turns around a block will help you know if you’re being followed. If you are, drive to the nearest police station. If you can’t get to one, go to a 24-hour business like a gas station or Walmart where there are security cameras. Park as close as you can to the front entrance, then run inside and call 911 while keeping and eye on the car. Try to get a license place number if you can. Never lead the person back to your home. Drive around for an hour if that’s what it takes.
Look: these boots are very, very simple. Actually sewing them together is no problem once you’ve got it drafted.
It is, essentially, a sock. A sock with a fancy cuff, with a sole glued to the bottom. It is also zipper-free. You are going to make a sock that fits over a shoe, and you are going to use a knife to peel off the edges of the sole, tuck the fabric under, and then glue the soles back in place so you have a nice, clean edge.
You will need:
- Spandex fabric in whatever color you need.
- Extra spandex fabric with the same amount of stretch for drafting your pattern.
- Pattern paper.
- A pair of ballet flats (or whatever shoe type you need.) Make sure you get the right “shape”; Supergirl’s boots, for example, have a pointed toe, and look out for sole color; we usually just go with black because anything else will get dirty/paint will chip. You also want to find one with an easily removed sole; as a general rule, the cheaper the shoe, the easier time you’ll have with it. We usually spend about $5 tops on our flats, haha. If you’re trying to do heels, be very, very cautious; if you damage the structural integrity of the shoe, you might be in some trouble when you need to walk on them. You also want to make sure they are as basic as possible; remove any bows and whatever possible.
- An exacto knife.
- Hot glue
- Usual sewing implements; pins, scissors, rulers, whatever.
You can draft it yourself easily: take your scrap fabric and wrap it around your leg as I’ve pictured above in the pink, and pin it along the back. You want to make it snug, but not so snug that you can’t get your foot out of it either. POINT YOUR TOE WHILE YOU DO THIS. Additionally, wear the shoe while you pin it around your foot; it’ll need to fit over the shoe in the end anyway. Don’t worry about the bottom of your foot; it’s easier if you make the curve under your heel snug, and the front of your toes, but you’re not going to be closing off the bottom.
When you have it pinned neatly and evenly, trim the edges down. Leave enough excess for seam allowance along the back, and enough for tucking on the bottom. (Tucking into the sole, that is.) Take it off your foot and you should have some weird shape (like a mirrored version of the pattern I have pictured above.)
Now: if you trace that onto pattern paper and smooth out any raggedness you may have made in cutting, you have your basic pattern. Then all you have to do is alter the top of the pattern: a /\ point for Wonder Woman, a V for Supergirl, etc. Because we’re making Supergirl, here, you’ll want it to be in two pieces, as shown in the pattern above. Wherever you cut to change the design, be sure that you add seam allowance (as you can see on our bottom pattern.) Also make sure that the top edge of your sock is snug enough to your calf that you won’t have to constantly bend to fix them.
I’ve taken pictures of my and Christine’s patterns. Obviously, if you don’t want a seam down the front, you need to cut the fabric on a fold. You will need four of the top cuff and two of the “sock”; the top cuff is two-layered so it’s got a clean top!
Sew all the cuffs: in the last picture, that’s what they should look like. First, sew them all at the back seam. Then layer them together to sew the top seam, so that when you fold them right-side out, you have finished cuffs as pictured. Topstitch whatever you want.
Sew the sock’s back seam.
Sew the cuff to the sock. Be very careful about the corners, so that they are sharp. Again, topstitch whatever works.
Use the exacto-knife to separate the shoe from the sole. Don’t take the whole sole off — you don’t want to pop it out of alignment, or compromise TOO much of the shoe’s integrity. You just need enough opened that you can tuck the bottom edge of your sock into the space between.
Once your whole sock is finished, it’s time for the crazy part: put it on, with your shoe. Then, with the help of a friend or with the acknowledgement that your spine will hurt trying to do it to yourself, start putting the bottom edge of the sock under the edge of the sole, and gluing in place. We have found hot glue works best because it hardens/sets fast: anything else and you may be stuck sitting there wearing your shoes for HOURS trying not to ruin your work.
Now you have boots.
Go kick some supervillain ass, girl.
maybe this could work for thigh-high boots at well? just use a bit of fashion tape to keep them up?
The problem with thigh-highs is that most people’s thighs continue to taper wider after the point where the thigh-highs stop, whereas the calf is typically wider than the spot just under the knee. The upper calf sort of acts as a natural narrowing point where the sock can cling to in order to avoid falling down… whereas the thigh can be a bit more difficult to fit :)
Fashion tape certainly works, but only if your fabric has enough vertical stretch (along your leg length-wise) to accommodate for the bend/flex of your knee. Building a thick elastic into the top of the boot tends to work better, but on some body types that can create a “muffin top” look on the thigh, so ymmv.
Alternately, my favourite thing to do is to just build the thigh highs into leggings with flesh-coloured mesh so that the whole thing is a set of tights. That’s how I’ll be doing Supergirl’s N52 boots, eventually.
on the plus side, I found something that finds your untagged posts if you want to go back and ya know
Elephants walking through a rain forest.
i thought these were bunnies in a field of grass but ok
The results to the #ThisBook campaign are in!
The top 20 books written by women that have had the most impact on you are as follows:
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
- Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
- Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
- Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
- Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- The Secret History – Donna Tartt
- I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
- Beloved – Toni Morrison
- Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
- We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
- The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
- Middlemarch – George Eliot
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
- The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
- The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
- The Women’s Room – Marilyn French
For 10 hrs, Rap artist @THEREALBANNER tweeted the names of Black men, women & children killed/brutalized by police.
Pictured above ain’t even half of them.
And I noticed something…
so this is the first time we see the king of Atlantis, right?
Then he says this while his wife is drawn into the heart of Atlantis:
Notice how he’s not looking away. The next time we see the king, he is blind.
DOES THIS MEAN HE LOOKED INTO THE HEART OF ATLANTIS, RISKED LOSING HIS SIGHT, JUST SO HE COULD SEE HIS WIFE ONE LAST TIME??????
JUST FUCKING STOP RIGHT THERE
CANT STOP WONT STOP
How to tell someone you love them… the fandom way.
My all time favourite plant - Lambs Ear
The Victoria & Albert Museum