once upon a midnight moon
My name is Emma and I'm 32 years old. I've suffered from Myalgic Encephalomyalgia and Fibromyalgia since I was 16. I love learning new things; crochet, roleplaying and worldbuilding on Elysian Fields and Sizael, web and graphic design, pixel art, playing games, and basically all things crafty or arty. If it keeps me occupied for a few minutes, I'm all for it.

This blog is for anything from fandom to writing.

Watchlist: Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Merlin, Once Upon A Time, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Bones, Merlin, Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, and really just way more than I can remember.

Ships: Merthur, Sterek, Destiel







It’s like having the Despicable Me minions in food format with a bunch of other weirdoes that are too damn cute for their own good. <3

Reblogging this again because of reasons.

(Source: baiko)


Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

cont'd I already have a bone folder for cardmaking, and I may be able to get help from a carer, but I wondered if you could give me a better idea of how physically demanding a hobby this would be? Thanks, Anna, and I'd like to just say that I love your work. :D


Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to me that you decided to write to me from all the binders out there.

Some bindings are long, are hard and physically demanding. But in modern times some bindings have appeared. Some are new, some are simplified versions of early bindings. A new one is the Secret Belgian binding, a simplified one is the Coptic binding. 

Your biggest thing, in my opinion, are the covers. You have to cut them, you have to glue the cloth or the paper you choose. However, you can ask someone to make it for you or you can try to find alternatives, maybe strong cardboard or reuse of old book covers. 

Now, the sewing. I am not sure how your hands are. It is not physically demanding, you can sew from the bed if you want. But you have to hold a needle. If you don’t have a problem with that, then you are ok :).

My suggestion is you start for the easiest and most simple and then upgrade in complexity. For instance, I’d start with pamphlet stitch. It’s super easy, super quick and you will get an idea on how hard it is sewing paper for you. Then maybe a Coptic stich. If you get tired of sewing or your hands hurt, you can choose to leave it aside and it won’t undo itself or you can choose to finish the sewing right there and it won’t matter. Also, maybe a Japanese Journal. Belgian journal may be more demanding, because the spine sewing can be tricky in the beginning, but you could try. And, finally, if you made all of those with no problem, you can try a casebound journal, that is, a regular journal (but it requires more glue, while the others don’t). 

Here, take this link: http://gatzbcn.blogspot.mx/2014/06/a-reference-guide-on-bookbinding-types.html

A girl took her time to make a list of bindings along with different tutorials, so I think you will find it really useful. I would suggest you avoid most of the adhesive bindings, because they usually are longer, more demanding physically and require more tools, because they are usually more traditional. Maybe the person your father knew made these type of bindings. But you still get plenty to choose from!! Show your father the tutorials provided in the guide, and I am sure he won’t put you off anymore. 

I hope this was helpful. If you have any other question, I’d be more than happy to reply it. 

I wish you the best, and good luck bookbinding! :)

I already thanked Anna for her help, but I’m reblogging so I have a copy in easy reach.

tags → #bookbinding 
Anyone gonna talk about Parrish playing Ben 10? Because plot twist: that's his supernatural power


this blowing my mind

Dude, I knew I knew him from somewhere.

How does one start a rebellion? In many stories (i.e. Eragon, Star Wars) the Chosen One JOINS a rebellion, one that already exists. Since my story takes place in the far future, I find it hard for a rebellion to form against an Empire that is omnipotent/omnipresent, with almost infinite resources, etc., without being found out and stepped on. Thanks in advance.


To form a rebellion, you need:

  • A group of pissed off people. Discrimination and prejudice are often causes of rebellion - get a large enough group angry enough and they will rise up. Economic loss is another motivator. One of the reasons the French Revolution began was the soaring price of the food staple, bread. Finally, a new ideology may arise that violent contradicts the existing order. The ideology’s followers may want to spread it or they may fight to preserve it.
  • A spark. Or, rather, several sparks. You need a few instances where the oppressive force does something that really riles up the population - shooting a child, denying certain people access to healthcare, an overnight fourfold increase in the bread prices - to the point at which there is a small uprising. This inspires others to do the same.
  • Organization. Organization can make or break a rebellion. At the very least, a rebellion should have a leader or four who can give orders. The rebellion also needs a core of dedicated, determined dogmatists who will stiffen the spine of the other rebels. The rebellion will need a set of values or goals 75% or more of the rebels can agree on - this is their objective.

As for your setting, you’ve worldbuilt yourself into a corner. Surely the Empire cannot have eyes absolutely everywhere. Even if they do, they won’t have enough super dedicated jingoists to watch. Many of the Empire’s employees are there for the money, not the GLORIOUS PURPOSE OF SERVING KING AND COUNTRY or whatever. There will be places where the Empire’s authority is lessened or even nominal, because it’s far from their center of power, the people have rebelled in the past, or the Empire had to strike a deal allowing them more autonomy for some reason.