Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What We Wore - Memorial Day

These photos were taken yesterday on Memorial Day. Timmy and I inadvertently ended up matching... both of us were wearing a blue shirt with red bottoms, and a nautical touch (boats on my shirt, and whales on his socks).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sweatskirt Inspiration

I recently bought the sweatskirt above from ASOS. I only had a couple ideas in mind for how I planned to wear it, so, I went looking for more inspiration. Unfortunately Google kept searching for sweatshirt instead of sweatskirt, even after I clicked the link saying that I did indeed mean to type "sweatskirt." Luckily I fared better on Pinterest. Anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorites here.

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These last two lent me inspiration in a less direct way. The first image has me tempted to pair my skirt with some suspenders. The tie-dye/stonewashed shirt in the second photo inspired me to try pairing my skirt with camo.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Adler After Dark's Geek Chic: Episode IV

It is easy to take a place for granted after living there for a while, and we have certainly done that with Chicago. There are so many things Timmy and I have wanted to do here that we have put off for far too long; Adler After Dark is one of them. The third Thursday of every month Adler Planetarium has a special after hours adults-only event.

This month the theme was "Geek Chic: Episode IV." Local band Arc Impulse played video game theme songs, 501st Legion was present, cosplay circus Acrobatica Infiniti performed, and Adult Swim presented "Full Dome Meatwad Experience" in the Definiti Space Theater.

Timmy was dressed as Jayne Cobb from Firefly and one of Acrobatica Infiniti Circus' performers happened to be dressed as Kaylee Frye (also from Firefly), so, that made our night; Timmy even won an honorable mention prize in Arda Wig's cosplay contest (he received a $25 gift certificate to their web-site).

These two photos were taken by Fotio (I cropped myself out of the second photo).

I made my skirt for the event. Unfortunately it was pretty windy, and I didn't realize I was pushing my skirt down on one side, so the photos aren't great. Also, I like how I wore it to work better.

Some of the 501st Legion that was present.

Best "photo bomb" ever (Storm Trooper just leaned in when I was taking the photo).

Timmy as Jayne.

For those that aren't familiar with Firefly, this is Jayne...

Timmy as Jayne and Tank Karo of Acrobatica Infiniti Circus as Kaylee.

Acrobatica Infiniti Circus performing.

Short video I took of Acrobatica Infiniti at the event:

Friday, January 1, 2016

A victim's behavior is irrelevant in cases of police brutality

Whenever someone tries to talk about police brutality, there are always people who try to make it about what the victims should have done differently. Unless the officer or others were in danger (in which case the victim isn't really a victim), the victim's behavior is irrelevant.

It does not matter if the victim made disrespectful comments or questioned the officer's authority. It does not even matter if the victim was a suspect in a crime. Police officers are in a position of power, and they should be held to a higher, not lower, standard of behavior.

If a wife is beaten by her husband for saying something he found disrespectful, we would not excuse the husband's behavior, so, why do it for police officers? If an employee is beaten by their boss because they did not follow orders, we would not say the boss' behavior was justified. If someone suspects their neighbor stole their stereo and shoots them, we would not say whether the shooting was justified depends on whether the neighbor actually stole the stereo.

People who make incidents of police brutality about a victim's behavior, take the focus away from where the focus should be: What changes should be made throughout police forces to reduce the incidences of police brutality. Do not justify or shift focus away from police brutality by blaming the victims.

Items for sale on ebay

I relisted a bunch of items on ebay along with a few new items. Clothes are in a variety of sizes. Click here to view the auctions.