Well, I am not affiliated with Captain Marvel and I’m not the sage of cosplay, but I can’t see one good reason why you can’t cosplay Captain Marvel.
I say be an amazing Carol, and enjoy it!
There’s actually a male cosplayer out there who’s done a genderbent Carol Cosplay. So anon should go for it! The Carol Corps are for everybody, and I for one am just happy to have more fans of Carol. :)
Earlier in the school year, generous folks on Tumblr donated to help my students get a whole shelf of graphic novels to help raise their literacy levels, and the kids were literally leaping with excitement when the boxes of books arrived. Thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s signal boost, it was funded fully and the kids even got to write thank you’s to a published author who got involved. Kids not even from my classes started coming to borrow books. Now I want to expand that library and to encourage more reading to get students to to push their own limits as readers, as well as answer their requests for more of the diversity of authors and characters they saw and loved in the graphic novels. This is a bunch of kids who wanted me to get copies of the new Ms. Marvel to read as it comes out! So, I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. The project is called Leaping Up: Challenges Through Chapter and Graphic Novels.
Give to my classroom by March 15 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos, thank you letters if you wish to get them, and our heartfelt thanks. Even a little bit adds up to help!
Thank so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!
In honor of the relaunch of Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel series this week, I’m giving away 3 different aluminum cuff bracelets! Pictured are
prototypes oftwo of the three, "punch holes in the sky" and “nos dinosauros icimus” with an airplane and dinosaur charm, respectively, and a teensy “Carol Corps” on the inside. The third cuff will be the “official” House Danvers motto—voting is still open here until the end of Friday 7 March. These cuffs are pure food-grade aluminum, which has a very low rate of skin reaction, and the charms are lead- and nickel-free. (You can see my other items at my etsy shop. Hand-stamped cuffs will be popping up there very soon!)
To enter, simply like and/or reblog this post. That’s it! I’m willing to send the bracelets pretty much anywhere in the world since they are quite light (aluminum, yo!), so if you’re outside the US go ahead and enter! I’ll pick three random entries (via RNG) on Wednesday ~6pm CST, and send the winners an ask, so your askbox must be open.
The third cuff will say “We are the stars!”
House of Danvers
We are the stars
Motto by emzorzin4, chosen by the fans.
It’s funny that you ask this, because I’ve recently been playing around with this idea of “how can I make myself more disciplined.” Here’s what’s working for me.
I randomly stumbled across a time-management system (?) called the Pomodoro technique awhile ago, and decided to try it out. Normally, I’d roll my eyes at any “technique” that has a trademark after it, but this one was simple enough that it didn’t seem too affected. The basic idea is as follows:
- Give yourself 25 minutes of uninterrupted work time.
- After 25 mins, take a short break to stretch, do other tasks, assess.
- Every 4x 25min blocs, take a longer 15-30 minute break.
- Track all metrics, including: start times, tasks completed, times interrupted, break times, stop times.
Here’s an example of my absolutely incomprehensible metric tracking:
Every 25 min bloc, I make a line, eventually creating a box. So every Box on my chart is 4x 25min blocs (or 4 Pomodoros, I guess).
So what does this chart say: first off, I start off really late. 10:30 AM! I tend to wake up really slow, and do other things like run, eat too much breakfast, and dick around on the net.
Second, my peak productive hours are between 10:30AM-5PM, as I was actually increasing my rate of productivity (I started off taking 4x Pomodoros per piece, or two hours, but then as I worked, I cut it down to 3x, and even 2x right before dinner.)
Thirdly, right after my peak productive hours, I get distracted. Hence the one interruption, then failing to complete a Box and going straight to dinner. My productivity drops as well (I’m back to 4x Pomodoros per piece).
And this is just one day’s worth of data! I can compare this to other days to see if my assumptions really are patterns, AND most importantly, if I’m making progress.
The biggest thing for me though is the 25 minutes of uninterrupted work time. I got that timer above to solidify that as opposed to using a digital timer— I found that the tactile sensation of setting it and hearing it tick makes my brain go into “OK it’s work time” mode much easier. Make this time sacred: hide your phone, close your browser, pick music/podcasts ahead of time, gather all your supplies around you. Physically minimize your distractions when possible.
As far as time per day goes, I consider myself a full-time illustrator, so I put in at least a full days worth of work: 8 hours minimum. But as noted above, it’s not uncommon to put in 12. I think it is important to have designated START and STOP time though, just to help put boundaries on your life. Too much work is unhealthy. Health, family, and friends always come before work in my book.
Hope this helps! I think everyone probably has their own ways of doing things, but this is really working for me lately.
Reblog if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.
I was a functioning adult today, and I’ve gotten some writing done.
Though I was having MOUNTAINS of anxiety over registering my car in my new state. (We moved last summer, and should have done it right away…Didn’t) I put on my big girl shoes and did it. As always, it was nothing to be anxious about.
So go me for doing a big kid thing. I also worked on my werewolf story, which is my goal for this month. First draft by the 31st or bust, babes. I’ve mapped out my word count goal for the month, and I feel like I’m starting to hit that comfortable rhythm. It’s sort of the same thing I used to feel when I felt “inspired” but it’s more like stretching a muscle and less like waiting for the muse to strike me with lightning.
I’m considering posting some writing on Wattpad. I’ve heard mixed things about how it’s great to build an audience…But it’s also full of work that isn’t fantastic? Anyone used it and felt one way or another?
Go to http://making-comics.appspot.com to find out more!
I just registered for this, pretty excited to see what it’s like.