Knots & Thoughts

Joy Is Enough Of A Reason To Do The Things

Sparrow Kelley

Tags Cosmic Babydoll, Cosplay, Random Nonsense

Joy Is Enough Of A Reason To Do The Things
The first sewing machine I picked up was a little purple thing that cost about $50 and wasn't really intended to actually sew fabric.  I promptly broke two of them before realizing I needed a real machine. But I was determined to teach myself to sew because I wanted to make costumes.

I'll Make My Own Damn Crown

Sparrow Kelley

Tags Random Nonsense

I'll Make My Own Damn Crown

Is it just me, or are fairy tales always skewed to favor the princess? Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for a classic good vs evil trope. But maybe sometimes (okay, a lot of times), I can kinda see where the villain is coming from. Sure, maybe the evil queen doesn't always have the best methods. But doesn't it feel like maybe there's more to the story? And honestly, why is being determined and driven always a bad thing? Why is wanting something bad enough to chase after it wrong? The only thing Disney taught me is that if...


Reclaiming Words

Sparrow Kelley

Tags Random Nonsense

Reclaiming Words

Spite. NounDefinition:1. petty ill will or hatred with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart2. an instance of spite in spite of: in defiance or contempt of : without being prevented by Bitch. NounDefinition:2. a. informal,  often offensive: a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman  b. informal,  offensive — used as a generalized term of abuse and disparagement for a woman You know that saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? What a load of bullshit, right? Words have power. Power beyond just their dictionary definitions. Words evolve, like living things, twisting out of our hands, our mouths. Sometimes they flow like rivers, pouring...


I Will Not Be Acceptable To Make You Comfortable

Sparrow Kelley

Tags Random Nonsense

I Will Not Be Acceptable To Make You Comfortable

  Someone told me recently that I should be more careful what I post on the internet. After all, the internet is full of weirdos. We should be scared. We should keep quiet, keep private, and above all, never, ever trust a stranger. In my experience, strangers are awesome. It's the people I know (or thought I knew) who keep surprising me with underlying layers of shit opinions, served up on a "helping" platter. And yeah, the internet (the world, really) is full of weirdos. (To be clear, weirdos are awesome.) Some people might consider me one of them. There...


What Is Samhain, Anyways?

Sparrow Kelley

Tags Random Nonsense

What Is Samhain, Anyways?

Everyone knows that Samhain is just the pagan word for Halloween, right? Except no, it's not.  Samhain has nothing to do with costumes or candy, or even the time-honored tradition of scaring yourself witless.  Wikipedia defines it as "a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year."  Which is, on the surface, mostly correct.  Sort of. Nailing down what the pagan sabbats actually mean is tricky.  Because it's different for each person.  Most of our traditions carry a common thread, but the individual beliefs and practices on each...

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