Sunday, January 10, 2010

Avatar and Links of Doom

I went to see Avatar Yesterday. *WARNING: SPOILERIFFIC*

Now, I'm going to be honest, because I'm an Avatar: the Last Airbender fan, I was reluctant to go see it. I know, it makes no sense. But it's true.
But I went to see it anyway.
Now, a word of advice: If you haven't seen it yet, go see it in IMAX 3D. It is definitely worth it. We also had to go about half an hour earlier to the show so we could get tickets and seats.
I know, I know, get on with it.
I LOVED it. I mean: it was amazing. But I'm sure you want to hear a little more than that. First, I'm going to start with the effects, because that is what all the hullabaloo is about. They were awesome, to say the least. The 3d wasn't the cheesy kind that when someone throws a punch and it looks like it comes out of the screen. Nope, this is serious business. All of the scenes felt like you were in them. Geez, it was incredible.
Now, the plot. I'm sorry to say it was a tad lacking. It felt kind of predictable and typical. My two favorite characters, Trudy (the pilot) and Norm (the scientist) weren't used to their full humorous ability, and I think it would have been a little more tragic at Trudy's death. But perhaps I'm just bitter.
Overall, I was INCREDIBLY impressed. Seriously, go see it right now. Seriously.

Links of Doom. (I dare you to click on all of them)
I know you're wondering. "Emi, where do you hang out on the Internet?"
Well, I'll tell you.
Gaia Onilne- this is where I hang out most of the time, I talk with my friends in the forums and I enjoy dressing up my avatar, but I'm not an avid fan like a lot of my friends.
DeviantArt- I put up my photography and some designs there. My accounts are fireclawtiger900 (old stuff) and FlamingCupcakes (new stuff, kind of in progress of putting up new stuff)
Awesomesauce artists on Deviantart:
Cosplayers: (if you don't like yaoi, I don't suggest watching some of them XD)
(I'm getting lazy)
(That's about it)
Epicute- probably why this blog is called dreams of sweets. The most adorable food ever.
Oh no, Lolita links.
EGL- sort of the epicenter of Lolita stuff. I don't really post, I just stalk it.
Lolita Charm- I love this blog, it's so cute.
MLIA- if you don't know this website, I do not know you. Not anymore.
Youtube- Oh god, here we go: A list of who I subscribe to. (alphabetical order)
Holly Crap, there is more.
Tegan and Sara
Fall Out Boy
The End.
Hope you enjoyed.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quick "Fancy Hem" Tutorial

Do you have a lot of little extra notions lying around? Like small pieces of elastic or lace? Well, while I was finishing up a pair of pyjama pants I was making, I had a rather smart Idea. Why not finish them with a very lolita-esqe bloomer hem?
So here is how to do it.
1) Here's a fair warning: I'm not an expert, and I'm terrible at teaching.

Gather materials:

~Pyjama pants, shorts, or whatever you like (mine were flannel)
~Lace, ribbon or whatever you have on hand
~Thin elastic
~Safety pin (to put the elastic in)
~And of course:
~needle and thread or your sewing machine.

Now turn the pants inside out.

2) Make a hem as you usually would, but make it larger than you would usually use. Remember to leave a small opening so you can get the elastic in.

3) Get some lace (preferably the kind with an easy trim to sew on) and pin it to the edge of the hem like so:

And then, of course, sew it on.

4) Now it's time for the elastic. measure it around just above your ankle, and cut two (one for each leg).

5) Put the elastic through, sew it up, and you're done!

A funny story about this: When I had finished them, I walked upstairs to show them to my parents, and I said I had hemmed my pants. And my Dad replied "If there is a hem that is most like Emily, that is it."
If you make some yourself, I'd love to see them, too.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and have a nice day :3

Friday, January 1, 2010

Why, Hello There. Happy New Year.

I'm Emily, but you probably know that if you're reading this. If you don't know, I'm a fourteen year old from Western Pennsylviania. I have an intrest in lots of things, which is why I want to start a blog. It's good writing practice, and I hope to possibly inform, and perhaps entertain you a little.
Most every year, me and my family drive over across the state to Philadelphia, where my mom's side of the family lives. So, considering I got a brand-new camera, I took a lot of pictures. So here is a brief summary of my holiday trip to Philly.
For some reason, I didn't get any pictures of the ride there, but I did take a couple of the main event of the night: the gift exchange. All of the adults put in to buy my grandparents some nice new beach chairs. I got some gifts along with my cousins, too. ;D
The next day or so, my aunt and I headed across the bridge- To the art museum. I was very excited, because I recently learned that one of my favorite artists has peices there- Edgar Degas.
You may recognize this one (I sure hope you do).
This is an incredibly blurry picture of myself trying to copy the statue.

We saw lots of other pretty things.
Then we headed back to New Jersey.
I got a tripod at target the next day, but I obviously didn't take pictures of that >.>
Then, my grandfather took us down to the edge of the river, and even though there wasn't any snow on the ground, because the water is right there, it covers everything, and it freezes, and the effects are stunning.
Feel free to oooh and aaah.

I took about 100 more, but I'm sure that's enough for you.
So, after our very nice trip, we finally headed home on New Year's Eve.

When I got home, I went down to the China Bistro (I'd give you the website, but I'll save your sanity)

April is going to kill me for that picture.
But then I abducted her and we went to my other friend's house and we played improv games and counted down off of the google countdown. XD
I took a bunch of crappy photographs of that, and you don't want to see them, I'm sure.
So- that's it.
New Year!