Posts tagged suggestions
Posts tagged suggestions
Query: Might anyone be able to recommend a foundation and/or high-coverage concealer that’ll stay on underwater..? I’ve got a gig coming up next weekend where I’ll be out in crazy-hot temperatures, and likely be dunking myself in the pool & pond whenever possible, but I -don’t- want the world to see my “natural” skin! *lol* Has anyone got any good, oil-free suggestions? My skin be breaky-outy, and that’s something I’d like to keep to myself! ;D
Yeep! I just realized that in my intense attempts to get Eclectica’s second ep. off the ground, I totally FORGOT about Geek Friday! o.O So, in an effort to make amends, is there any particular subject you’d like me to cover..? Video games? Comics? Movies? Sudoku? *lol* I’m still kinda wobbly when it comes to Tumblr atm, but I want to make sure I keep up w/things I’ve promised y’all, like contests, weekly posts, etc., so if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see/hear from me, feel free to let me know. :) (Otherwise we’ll just go back to the afore-mentioned SteamPunk theme, which I dorkily forgot. *blush* My apple-ologies again ‘bout that. ♥♥)
I’ll be working on getting the podcast (Eclectica) out by the fifth, and wanted to put one last call in for music requests. :) If you want certain music (or to avoid certain music ;)), please, give a holler! :D Let me know what you dig, so that I can make the best show possible for you- my fellow bellydancers. ^_^ ♥ ♥ ♥
And that’s it for me for tonight, all! Sweet dreams!
We’re getting close to Friday! Is there any particular subject or fandom you’d like to see covered in the world of geeky bellydance tomorrow? D&D? Doctor Who..? Star Wars? Star Trek..? Werewolves, vampires, or classic nerd chic..? Do tell!
Does anyone out there still listen to podcasts..?
As some of you might already know, I’m reviving my old, long-lost (or, more accurately “long deceased”) podcast, Eclectica. And since this newer, better, zombified version is gonna be MUCH cooler than before (read; more bellydance-inspired ;D), I wanted to get YOUR insights on how the newly resurrected show should be. ^_^
Do you ever listen to podcasts..? If so, why or why not..? Are you looking for any particular content, music style, program style, length, format, etc..? What do you like/dislike in a program/podcast..? And where do you tend to get your podcasts from..? (iTunes, the interwebs, Spotify, etc..?)
If you have a moment, wouldst thou come and giveth a little feedback, so I can make the best podcast possible..? I’d love to hear what my beautiful bellydance community would like, so I can craft a show that I know all of my amazing dancer peeps out there will love. ^_^
Thanks so Muchly!
Calling all cars! Calling all cars! ^_^
A while back this blog reached 301 readers, and in honor of that momentous occasion, I offered up a contest. :) So, before I tally up the entries, would anyone else like to throw their hat in..? I’ll give folks one more week, in case my new readers haven’t heard, and want to join in too. :)
See below for details, and again, thanks so much for following you guys! I truly and sincerely hope y’all like what you find here. :) (And, for the record, contest or no contest, I am -always- open to hearing your thoughts, feelings & ideas on how BTBD could be a better blog. -As well as any thoughts or ideas you might have on contests for the future! I’m new to this whole blog contesting thing, so your suggestions help a ton! :D)
Thank you so much again for taking this journey with me, and to each and every one of you; happy shimmying! ^_^
Oooh, I bet these could EASILY be modified to make all KINDS of BD-appropriate costume pieces!! From differently-styled headwear to necklaces, wristbands & other samplings that you could make positively DRIP w/vintage and/or salvaged jewelry & hardware, this idea could go for miles!! ^_^ (Assuming it’d stand up tot he rigors of bd performance. :))
If you make anything using this technique, please won’t you share? I’d love to see what folks come up with, and I’ll TOTALLY post your pictures here, n’ give you MAD props to boot! ^_^
Hmm… I may have to try these at some point m’self… I wonder if they’d make good fluffy-girl dancing belt panels- or bra toppers! XD
Wow.. this is a bunch of great advice- regardless of season!
(Plus, many of these can be adapted for other kinds of business, too. ;D)
Happy reading, and and happy holidays! ^_^
So.. I have a mermaid-inspired show coming up- at an open mic variety night! ^_^ I’ll be singing and dancing, and while I have much of it planned out, I am in need of help w/2 major things: 1- I need a stage name- like PRONTO! I’m afraid “Ylluria” will be way too hard for most people to pronounce (let alone the announcer), and while I’ve pondered variations like “Yluria,” the same conundrum still applies. I’ve pondered Ilaria/Ylaria (which to me mean “from/of music,”) but these are both used for bellydancers elsewhere. So now.. well.. my crisis w/naming seems to be kind of coming to a panicked head… o.O Meeeeeep! Yo estoy completamente lost!
Secondly; might anyone have suggestions for costuming or makeup..? (I am a HUGE mermie/selchie/undine/waterling fan and I have some ideas, but my tastes span the gammut and I’d love your thoughts/input. :)) I’ve been thinking a hugely drape-sleeved, silver show-girl kind of thing (you know, like the grande dammes of the stage world used to wear..? The long dresses w/the great almost Tudor-style sleeves..?) as well as of a silver abaya/galabeya.. or even a silver and blue cabaret-ish outfit- covered in sequins, rhinestones, and/or paillettes.
The second piece is an old-timey tune about a plus-sized bellydancer called “Egyptian Ella,” and the whole piece has a relatively old-fashioned, torch-singery/30s-50’s feel, so I think I’m going for a more Cabaret look and style for this one. :) I love anything mermaidy or water-related/inspired, so anything figure-flattering in that arena would be great! ^_^ (So folks can get an idea of my general shape so they can formulate the best ideas; I am short & relatively busty, w/a small waist and -ample- curves below that.) As for links to costumeries or specific outfits, as long as it’s silver, blue, or some combination thereof (and of course, plus-size-friendly), I’m open. :)
Whatcha’ll think..? Now that it’s confirmed, the nerves are taking hold, and my brainwaves have suddenly snapped into panic-stricken static mode… *lol* Thanks so much for any help/ideas! ^_^
*bats big, brown doe eyes at you all imploringly*
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I just read this on TF’s Facebook feed, n’ thought some of you might find it useful, helpful, or.. just interesting. :)
Hints on having a better chance at getting a performance spot at Tribal Fest®.
There are never any promises when it comes to getting a performance spot at Tribal Fest. The only people who are promised a spot are our teachers, and just the teachers, not their troupes if they have more than one. Each teacher gets 1 spot.
Last year (2012) we had 70 acts that did not get a spot on stage, (we did have over 170 that did make it) it is sad. But why those 70? There are a couple of reasons. Here is a list that may help your cause.
- We love it when people support the teachers who come from all over the world to teach and give it their all at Tribal Fest®. At TF 13 we will be having 56 teachers and around 67 classes available. To think that there aren’t one or two classes that might interest you is hard to believe. Writing in “all the classes were sold out”, (which we see) ummm, we know it ain’t so! As stated on the web site, priority is given to those who take workshops. If you send in your application and we see that you are not taking any classes it doesn’t help your chances.
- Incomplete applications. This sounds like it should be a no-brainer. Read the directions, fill out all the spaces. But you would be surprised at how many we get that don’t fill everything out. Sign the release. Have EVERYONE who is performing sign it, just like we ask. We have to draw a line somewhere, so make sure that you fill it out completely.
- What does that say? Yep, even if you filled it out completely but we can’t read it, or we have to battle or guess at it, again, it doesn’t help your cause.
- Describe what you will be presenting. There is a space for that, if all you write is “fusion” or “ATS®”… Ummmm okay that also doesn’t help your cause. We need to know what you are doing. Give us a description of your dance, music, the “tone” of the piece that you are going to present. Spend a little time and paint us a picture.
These are the four biggies. The applications that we get that we can tell people took their time to prepare, makes us think that those are the groups, troupes or soloists that will put more time into bringing a great show at Tribal Fest®. ☺