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1  Re: The Gorgeous Choker Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by coldbrains4 on: August 02, 2008 09:59:02 PM
ok, so i received yesterday, and was so excited, i actually waited until after i showered to open my package so i could put it on and be all clean! i actually got 2 gorgeous chokers from Anya Kase: first a goth inspired one:



it's beaded, and then chained together


i LOVE the button ("Buttons" was what a very dear friend/mentor used to call me) and the clasp is simply an elastic loop that hooks around the button. GENIUS! and so simple to put on...


next is a gold and red beaded one that will match my pirate outfit (for pirate faire Smiley) PERFECTLY. and gold and red are probably my tow best colors. my boyfriend complemented me on it, said it brought out my eyes (*swoons*) lol.


detail of the clasp


detail of brilliant beadwork


ACTION SHOT. please ignore drugged out look. Smiley


thank you so so SO much. i am working on yours. thank you for being patient!
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2  Re: Superhero/Comics Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by coldbrains4 on: July 17, 2008 03:20:12 PM
as promised, a pic heavy edition of "what i scored this swap". (somehow my computer is working now, but i don't know how much longer this will last, so i am going to post a BUNCH of pics right now to get it done. sorry if your pooter is slow. oops.)

ok, so i received:


and started to open:


and here is teh card:


and the COMIC BOOK BAG (i sekritly think it makes me look really sexy when i wear it, lol):


it spoke to me:


TREASURES:


the GAME of extraordinary gentlemen:


game pieces:


game and pieces (told you i got pic happy):


RULES on the back:


MAGNETS (the dark one is holographic):


moar:


the ONLY good pic i could get of the holographic one, and coincidentally, the first one i took really quickly:


COMICS! and yes, i read them RIGHT AWAY:


cutest box ever. origami comic box! with a little bow!


and the awesome-amazing tank girl bracelet inside, that i ALMOST wore to class, but was too scared it would break on my way there (i rode my bike, and thought that could be dangerous):




me trying to put it on. it's really hard to put a bracelet on oneself and take a picture of it. please excuse the look of death, it was a lazy, no make up day, and i has skin problems:


ACTION SHOTS:



i have other, blurrier pics, and i can take more if needed.
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3  Happy American Independance Day!(adult language!)(on a CAKE!) in Dessert by coldbrains4 on: July 04, 2008 04:50:04 PM
i am going to a bbq/party tonight at a friends house, and it was requested i bake something. so i made a chocolate cake with chocolate pudding filling and chocolate icing. you know, so that anyone who drinks too much only needs to eat a little of this cake to throw up. just trying to help. Smiley

anyway, tried to decorate it, but had a little problem on the sides. it kinda MELTED. i tried to make it look like fireworks (since we can't have any where i live) but eventually gave up and just squirted frosting randomly.





anyway, here is the top, with my terrible sense of humor. (my gramma was horrified, so by my rules, that means it is an awesome cake, lol)




have a great 4th of July, don't drink too much or catch anything on fire, and hope your pets are okay.
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4  Box fort *pic heavy* in Completed Projects by coldbrains4 on: June 13, 2008 04:33:45 PM
we went on a mission last night at midnight to find boxes and build a fort. after half an hour of searching behind grocery stores and shopping centers, we finally found some in the hospital dumpster. (no, i do not promote dumpster diving at the hospital, it's generally not a GREAT idea, but we needed boxes) we then decided that a local park needed some help. it is nice and all, but just not up to our standards of excellence. so, from the hours of 1-3 am we turned the ocean/boat themed kids playground into  a fort with only cardboard boxes and saran wrap. that's right, no tape, everything is tied together with saran wrap. we called it Hobopolis, and it was a city of peace, progress, and freedom. the people were happy and the land prospered. ok, actually, it looked terrible and we gave up halfway through to wrap ourselves in saran wrap and go swing. but still, i am proud of our work.

the whole thing











we even had an escape pod.

see, tied with saran wrap. that was a pain. we cut holes in the cardboard with keys and used the saran as rope.

we also deconstructed and cleaned up out whole mess so that we wouldn't get in trouble, and so kids couldn't hurt themselves on it. then we went and got donuts. Jesse decided to keep his saran shoes on for this:



we had fun. and got a pretty good work out tying and cutting and moving.

overall, it was a good night.
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5  Dolores Umbridge with Slight SPOILER warning in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by coldbrains4 on: June 13, 2008 04:08:07 PM
PRESENTING DOLORES JANE UMBRIDGE FORM THE HARRY POTTER BOOK SERIES:



she is a REALLY late holiday 2007 present for my friend Jesse. She is his least favorite character, and i figured now he can beat her up whenever he wants. Smiley she is the second in my series of harry potter stuffies for friends. however, unlike the ron doll i made, she has no genitalia. she doesn't deserve any cause she's evil. NOTE: the harry potter doll featured in some of these pics was made for me by a friend, and is the inspiration for the other dolls i made. he's AWESOME.

she even has Slytherin's Locket!

harry doesn't like her much

they battle, harry wins <3

he notices the locket, that's not hers!

and then she dies. or faceplants ungracefully, and is very, very embarrassed, whichever is meaner.

thanks for looking!
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6  Re: Fairy tales, Folklore & Fairies gallery of gorgeousness! in The Swap Gallery by coldbrains4 on: April 18, 2008 04:50:18 PM
almost forgot, i didn't get pics of everything i sent, but here is a teaser for some:



Enjoy, hope it gets to you soon!
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7  Re: Fairy tales, Folklore & Fairies gallery of gorgeousness! in The Swap Gallery by coldbrains4 on: April 18, 2008 04:35:18 PM
I RECEIVED FROM SOMMER ON MONDAY! YAY!

unfortunately, due to various unpleasant circumstances i havent been online much since then so haven't gotten a chance to post pics. but today i gathered the courage and am posting! (that make sit sound liek i am afraid of you guys, i'm not i swear...unless i should be?)

ok, ok, so i got the package and opened it:


here is the note:


and here is my new buddy, who i MIGHT be love with, he is so absolutely AWESOME:


based on this guy here:


he is AMAZING, and has such personality:


he still needs a name though, any suggestions?


ok, enough of my favorite green man, here is what the rest of the package looked liked:


i love it, it's so detailed and the background is yellow, my favorite colour:


then i opened this and found this amazing necklace, again yellow yay!:


close up:


and the only thing i specified to wanting, STITCH MARKERS OMGYAY:


they are so adorable! i can't not look at them and smile:


ALSO i love dragons and am a big nerd for the Eragon book series, so i got a dragon sun catcher, in what appears to be shrink plastic, but i could be wrong, since i have never actually seen shrink plastic (we don't have it in my town):


and serving it's purpose, catching the sun:


ok, now it's story time. about 3 years ago a friend of mine was hit by a train and died. her single mother and her were good friends to me and my single mother, our moms had worked together years ago. anyway, she used to love fairies and collected fairy things, especially Amy Brown fairies. after she died, her mom got rid of all her fairy stuff because it was too painful for her to look at. in the past 6 months she (her mom) has started collecting fairy things again. so i asked if Sommer could maybe make something for her collection. and boy DID she, she made this tiny and perfect fairy figurine. it's so amazing!:


she is sitting on a little mushroom:


and with my lighter for size reference:


unfortunately her little wings had come off in the shipping process, but i glued them back on, so they are better now, and her neck got a little crack in it, but it's not too bad.

THANK YOU SO MUCH SOMMER I AM SO EXCITED. you have no idea. Smiley



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8  Duct tape fetish in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by coldbrains4 on: April 02, 2008 07:32:30 PM
ok so it's not OFFICIALLY FINISHED. basically it is too small still and needs to be shaped more towards the front, but i am way too excited about it not to post it.

this is a test under-bust corset made from duct tape, cut up plastic brownie container for boning, and some saran wrap. my eventual goal is to make myself a white one for comic con for my fetish nurse outfit. but before i wasted $15 worth of white duct tape i figured i should make a practice one out of the cheap silver kind. this is what i have after taping and cutting and taping and shaping and taping and cutting and taping. Smiley it still needs more cutting and shaping and taping too. WHOO for not actually measuring or planning anything!


too small Sad and laced with two shoelaces tied together :p i couldn't find anything else at the moment.


looks neat from the back though.


ZOMG BRA (pretend its a bathing suit top) sorry if it offends.
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9  My Bloody Kitty Litter Cake in Dessert by coldbrains4 on: April 02, 2008 07:25:01 PM
i turned 20 on March 31 (YAY) and on the 29th had a party to celebrate the occasion. it was a bbq at the beach, and not surprisingly i did all the cooking. it's ok though cause i like cooking and people brought a bunch of other food too, so basically all i really did was make the cake beforehand and cook up the burgers, hot dogs, and can of spam once we got there.

ANYWAY, i wanted a kitty litter cake for my 20th birthday. i REALLY wanted it. so i took it upon myself to make one, which was really good because the friend who was SUPPOSED to get me a cake got sick and couldn't. so here it is in all it's sick, sick glory.


i actually added powdered sugar to the nilla wafer mix, which made it look awesome, but made it a little dry on top. though the cakes turned out really good and really moist...mmm, cake.


BLOODY POOPS. sick kitty, aws. Sad


i actually couldn't find a cheap enough cat litter box, so i just got this big pan and figured i could cook the cake right in it. unfortunately it was too big for my oven. oops. so i just threw the parchment paper in like that to make it look like a  box liner. eh, i still liked how it came out.



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10  I'm Super, thanks for asing in Costumes: Completed Projects by coldbrains4 on: March 08, 2008 01:14:35 PM
i made myself a SUPERHERO MASK! or maybe SUPER VILLAIN, haven't decided yet.

i am putting this here because it's not a full costume or clothing item, just something i made for fun. Smiley

it's made from scrap fleece, hand stitching, and some yarn to tie it to my head.


hero?



or villain?
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