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Now Fili and Kili proved Dwarves can be hot...

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2012, 3:39 AM
...when is everyone going to start drawing a sexy Gimli? He's not that old, and he's from the same kind of warrior elite among his people as Boromir and Legolas are among theirs.

That's nothing against older characters of course, and they can be very awesome and sexy, too.

But most of Gimli was filmed about ten years ago, when Peter Jackson quite clearly didn't like Dwarves yet and found them quite uncool. They weren't handled with much dignity. I guess many people in the LotR fandom felt that way. And Gimli, being the most important Dwarf in LotR, got most of it, poor bastard.

Now that they are at last officially deemed cool, Gimli should be redeemed, right? :aww:

  • Listening to: Fairy Dance, Peter Pan soundtrack
  • Reading: The Hobbit (sort of)
  • Watching: Return of the King
  • Eating: petit cheese fours
  • Drinking: coffee

Can I just say...

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 2, 2012, 2:27 PM
:dance: "I lost my heart to a starship trooper!" :dance:

  • Listening to: POLAR BEARS! ON THE GROUND!! - Of all places.
  • Reading: The Hangman, the Hound and other Hauntings
  • Watching: House M.D.
  • Eating: nothing ;___; hungry!
  • Drinking: lemon juice

Dokomi 2012 Round 1

Journal Entry: Sat May 26, 2012, 1:18 PM
Dear god. When in cosplay, I should only ever speak English as opposed to German - regardless of whether people can understand me. Why have I not noticed this sooner? My English is almost refined enough to pass as "polite company" in 1812, whereas my German would be well received on DSDS or GZSZ. "Ey geil Alter, wie krass ist das denn?!" :XD: Well, it makes for quite amiable conversation with most people. I think they forgive me. And I can be more subtle in German when I have to be, of course - in polite company, for example. I just find that a tongue-in-cheek "chavvy" tone of conversation loosens up any tension there might be between myself and a stranger. Have I unwittingly become "the funny one"? I like joking, but I also love elegance. Oh, well, I maintain a balance!

In any case - as Nephtis so accurately put it - Alfred can't dance, and Herbert can't lead. Think about it.

Peace out, more tomorrow.

  • Listening to: The Gardener, Marilyn Manson
  • Reading: Everworld: Enter the Enchanted, KA Applegate
  • Watching: The Incredible Hulk
  • Eating: salad & pasta
  • Drinking: blueberry flavoured water

My new Sebastian Michaelis cosplay arrived today!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 28, 2012, 11:23 AM
Would anyone be interested in buying the old one? :3
A Demon's Butler by Revelio

  • Listening to: Lisa's Reasons, Jekyll & Hyde
  • Watching: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Granada series)
  • Eating: salad & gnocci
  • Drinking: sparkling water

Lolita Inspiration

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 21, 2012, 11:03 AM
I've created a tumblr besides my personal one, called Lolita Inspiration. It's for me to collect pictures from all around the fashionable world that somehow apply to Lolita - whether it's Asian street fashion or Western haute couture. In the future I may reference these works in my own photography :heart: Follow it if you like, and feel free to suggest images for me to reblog =D

  • Listening to: Surrender, K.D. Lang
  • Reading: The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Eating: dried figs
  • Drinking: cream soda

A demon and his Butler

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 5:12 PM
For a while, essie-morbide has been planning her original design for a demon!Ciel outfit for this weekend's book fair in Frankfurt and today we finally got around to shooting it! We originally asked Monologue-de-Chi to come and take the photos, but baby-chan was understandably exhausted from a busy few days :hug: So... we self-timed some pictures with myself as Sebastian and QF as Ciel, and of course I was photographer-san as usual for the Ciel-portraits. I also made it in FRONT of the camera ALONE for once - very exciting :XD: I'm happy to show off my new self-styled wig (when it arrived from the seller it looked absolutely horrible and more like a rat's nest than Sebastian's hair) and the gorgeous bustle I made to QF's specifications.

Look out for us at Frankfurter Buchmesse - we'll be there as SebaxCiel on Saturday! :aww:



Oh, also, we have an abundance of leftover cake from this shoot sitting in the fridge. Does anybody want some? :aww:

  • Listening to: "One-winged Angel", FF7 Advent Children
  • Watching: some TV special about Chris de Burgh
  • Eating: cereal
  • Drinking: rooibos & caramel tea

I love my sewing machine.

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 6, 2011, 3:16 PM
I can't say it often enough. Today was a flurry of frills.

  • Listening to: hide, "Beauty & Stupid"
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: Crisis Core
  • Drinking: water

My Sephiroth wig is going to be very long.

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 22, 2011, 9:17 AM
That is all. More in a few weeks when it actually arrives. =D

  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: Durarara!!
  • Drinking: strawberry, blueberry & pear smoothie

New cosplay portfolio

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 6, 2011, 12:16 PM
You knew this was coming, right? I've opened a new part of my portfolio for Cosplay! :aww: You can now view the various parts of my work if under the following links...


:heart:
www.rmsmaelstrom.com
- My general photography portfolio; fashion, art and inspirations

:heart:
rebeccamagdalena-studio.artworkfolio.com
- More traditional studio work, including some fetish and nudity but also portraiture

:heart:
rebeccamagdalena-egl.artworkfolio.com
- Lolita & Aristocrat portfolio

:heart:
rebeccamagdalena-cosplay.artworkfolio.com
- My Cosplay collection


Enjoy! :aww:

  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: Tears for Fears, Shout
  • Eating: fish, potatoes, peas, spinach... :XD:
  • Drinking: water

Kuroshitsuji Chess Match Forest Shoot

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 22, 2011, 1:53 PM
This weekend just gone, I wanted to go to Gamescon cosplaying Cloud Strife. It would have been spontaneous and probably hot and overcrowded, but everything happened differently anyway. Since I had to work on Saturday, we could only do anything nice on Sunday, and because we wanted to use the time we had with Etienne-Magique and Princess-Chuchu while they stayed with us :heart: we spontaneously arranged this Kuroshitsuji photoshoot! Monologue-de-Chi was sweet and came along to be our second photographer-san as I was cosplaying Sebastian Michaelis and so I wanted to be in front of the camera, rather than behind it! :aww:

So our cast was...
:iconrevelio: - Sebastian Michaelis / occasional Photographer-san
:iconessie-morbide: - Ciel Phantomhive
:iconetienne-magique: - Claude Faustus
:iconprincess-chuchu: - Alois Trancy
:iconmonologue-de-chi: - Photographer-san-Vertretung, cobweb arranger, chess winner and bringer of sunshine :hug:

Chu said she didn't like Alois, but she suits him so amazingly well that I hope she'll change her mind and cosplay him more often :aww:

Here are the pictures - please enjoy them!


Two households by Revelio
Kuroshitsuji: Butlers' Intrigue by essie-morbide
Kuroshitsuji: The Watchdog and the Spider by essie-morbide Two Princes by Revelio
Spider's Intention by Revelio
Spider's UnIntention by Revelio
Kings or Pawns? by Revelio

Watch this space for more. :aww:


~ r.



P.S.: On another note, I noticed how my two "Who should I cosplay?" polls resulted in Snape and Undertaker, respectively. Oddly enough, Snape and Undertaker wear the same shirt and jacket combo! Convenience. =D

  • Listening to: Set fire to the rain, Adele - ;__;
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: Advent Children
  • Eating: sweet & sour curry
  • Drinking: water

His Butler, Out of Context

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 6, 2011, 3:09 PM


Without words.



The original picture had Claude in it and made a lot more sense, but... I guessed people would like this crop. ;)

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-r.

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  • Listening to: At Wit's End, Pirates of the Caribbean III OST
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: Death Note
  • Playing: not Final Fantasy... v.v
  • Eating: sushi & mochi
  • Drinking: mead

I admire people who can cosplay Grell AND Ciel.

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 4, 2011, 7:39 AM


Not at the same time, obviously, but they're such different personalities that I admire people who can pull them both off.

And Russian cosplayers. It seems that all Russian cosplayers are absolutely brilliant and beautiful whatever characters they're doing. If there's a fanclub for Russian cosplayers, sign me up, I'm in! Kudos to Russian cosplayers.

Anyway...

Here's :iconetienne-magique:'s picture of Ran Mao and Lau wanting to sell my Ciel into slavery in China at Animagic. :XD: I'm protecting him and I really like how my hair falls there! Even my hair is in character. ^__~



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-r.

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  • Listening to: Katy Perry
  • Reading: Faust
  • Eating: I don't remember when I last ate
  • Drinking: coffee

Animagic Day II and happy 31st, Harry Potter

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 31, 2011, 3:46 PM


The second day went something like this... :aww: It was awesome.




Oh and I forgot to wish Harry Potter a happy birthday yesterday... to be honest, I didn't see one Harry, just lots of Dracos and Rons and a really cool Bellatrix and Sirius, but here it is anyway: Happy late 31st birthday, Harry! :XD:

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-r.

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  • Listening to: Rihanna
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: some documentary
  • Eating: pizzaaaa
  • Drinking: water

an impression from AnimagiC Saturday...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 30, 2011, 1:11 PM




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-r.

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  • Listening to: Flokati reading from the GLB XD
  • Reading: Faust
  • Playing: Butler training
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: green tea

AnimagiC plans

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 26, 2011, 4:00 AM


I won't be there on Friday as I have various things to organize. I got the day off work for a photoshoot, but I also need to take (time to recover from Pulp with :iconcormortemducens: and :iconessie-morbide: :XD:) and a trip to the customs office. I'd also like to go to the fitness club as well, because I don't think I'll manage on Thursday. And then I need to practise wearing contacts before going to the studio!

In any case, on Saturday, we'll have :iconflokati-san: staying with us! :w00t: And we'll hopefully meet :iconfanuxsiri:, :iconmonologue-de-chi:, :icontaeyen:, :iconcormortemducens:, :iconprincess-chuchu:, :iconetienne-magique: and many others! If you'd like to meet up, let me know! We'll be around, and we'll definitely come to see the DS fashion show and cheer for our friends (we didn't enter because we wanted to cosplay on Sunday :aww: )

So I'll be wearing...

Saturday - Malice Mizer-style EGA, most likely with blue highlights

Sunday - Sebastian Michaelis with QF as Ciel Phantomhive :heart:

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-r.

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  • Listening to: some song on radio
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: The Order of the Phoenix
  • Playing: writing about pretty things
  • Eating: carrots
  • Drinking: Kaffeelatte

a journal entry about the weather

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2011, 7:59 AM


Too all Europeans: I now declare it autumn in July! Everyone ok with this?? >______<

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-r.

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  • Listening to: Muse, Stockholm Syndrome
  • Reading: Faust
  • Watching: REPO! The Genetic Opera
  • Playing: sewing and tinkering the last details on Sebastian
  • Eating: strawberries
  • Drinking: hot chocolate

DD ^___^

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 19, 2011, 2:12 PM


Thanks, everyone, for the Daily Deviation and the love it's been getting :aww: I wondered why I had 99 messages this morning... well I guess I got a few more over the day. I really appreciate it, thanks! :hug:

:heart:
-r.

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  • Listening to: manadolls blathering
  • Reading: Faust
  • Eating: italian cuisine
  • Drinking: green tea

Deathly Hallows II

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 14, 2011, 2:37 PM


We went and saw it today.

So this post contains minor spoilers, but I guess everyone's read the book already so.... yeah....

I basically bawled throughout the film. It's very odd - I remember seeing the trailer for the first movie way back, on the crappy AOL browser, and thinking "wow, they're turning this into a movie, I have to see it!"
Then I remember when the Order of the Phoenix came out that the hype REALLY started, the newspapers were saying how unusual it was for teenagers to read through 600-odd pages of an ENGLISH novel just to read it in real time, while everybody else was doing it. Potter's been such a big thing, I think maybe that franchise has been vital in turning fandom "mainstream" even more than Lord of the Rings.

The final movie itself, I loved. I mean, it has its flaws, but all the movies do, mainly in that all the minor characters and details got ignored pretty much from The Goblet of Fire onwards. However, the epic moments were dealt with beautifully, such as the Snape scenes, and the Malfoy scenes, and McGonagall getting her own back and that poor, beautiful abused dragon climbing its way into freedom.

*BAWL*

Things that bothered me/that I wondered about were when Fred actually died, as we never saw it? or are we supposed to wait for the deleted scenes on the DVD to see such a big emotional part of the books? o.O Not sure about that...
Also I'm not sure why Snape couldn't have died in the Shrieking Shack. The glass house didn't make that much of a difference cinematographically, so he may as well have died there.
And the filmmakers have obviously been on a Harry/Hermione trip for ages, which never bothered me in itself, but I do mind how they keep banging that drum when the fandom as a whole seems to have decided it's not going to happen... it seems a bit... um... forced. The last frame of the film, most importantly. Ron's pretty much excluded from that. He's even slightly outside the depth of field. WTF.

But, really, I don't want to complain that much because it's been a while since a movie last made me cry that much.

Narcissa declaring Harry's "dead". Oh, god. I still hate her hair, but the actress does such a good job of playing her there. Well, Malfoy-scenes, as I said above, they're amazing. Lucius, too, I love how Jason Isaacs plays "broken and humiliated".

And then of course there's the Dumbledores... Aberforth wins completely, Dumbledore creeps me out even more than he did before and Ariana might share his creepiness award. I just kept expecting to see a goat with Aberforth...

I may get back to this post when my thoughts have been put into a better order. Does anyone have anything they want to mention about the film? Please comment! :aww:

Ha, another thought. I only watched a documentary about how a boa constrictor kills the other day...

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-r.

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  • Watching: Deathly Hallows part 1
  • Drinking: water

making of Alice

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 10, 2011, 12:31 PM


A little preview of things to come... a "making of" shot! :aww:





I've uploaded the picture I was taking...
The Fall of Alice I by Revelio

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-r.

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  • Listening to: Monochrome no Kiss, SID
  • Watching: ...the... horror... what is that I can't even...
  • Eating: Schoko Schock, otherwise known as Kalorius Bombus
  • Drinking: water

we drove all daaay just to get to this...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 9, 2011, 5:07 PM


Isn't that alright?




Look, there's a bee on that flower :aww:

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-r.

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  • Listening to: Hallucination, Yuya
  • Watching: wanting to watch Titanic but QF says no
  • Eating: PASTAAAA~~~~~~~
  • Drinking: bitter lemon