August 19 2014, 12pm


Someone wanted pictures of my pets. I put scalemates in there for scale.

My dogs are Moondust & Midnight (I’ll let you guess which is which), we’ve had them for 10 years now. Moondust still thinks she’s a giant baby fluffball lapdog, it doesn’t matter if she weighs 85 pounds or not. Midnight is a little shit who is to clever by half and likes getting into trouble, shown here in his natural habitat of being a big couch potato.

Then there are the 3 cats who are all 3 years old and were sisters from the same litter. Yes, they do look exactly alike, though while now we can tell them apart with ease. But if the three of them are ever in one place and they look at you, it’s freaky as all fuck.

Schrodinger is with Sollux, she’s my cat and lives in my room pretty much exclusively and only likes me.She’s giant as fuck which you can see when she stretches out a bit. She can also be a total asshole when I’m sewing, because then I’m ignoring her, or if I leave on trips she acts out. Or brings me dead things and leaves them at the foot of my bed.

Holly Leaf is with Vriska, she was my sister’s cat and her hobbies include walking around the house yowling with the natural megaphone she was born with.

JD (named from the character on scrubs) is like Feferi in that she’s the little princess of the lot. She is also like Feferi in that while she’s very pretty and sweet she is not exactly the smartest fish in the sea.

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August 12 2014, 4pm


Mah snoutpack.I just realized I don’t think I ever posted a photo of these guys. But here you go. Yep they are all 100% handmade by me.
They are acting out a scene from Indemnity Double Reacharound.

Mah snoutpack.I just realized I don’t think I ever posted a photo of these guys. But here you go. Yep they are all 100% handmade by me.

They are acting out a scene from Indemnity Double Reacharound.

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August 10 2014, 1pm


Oh my god, I need to give my scalemates a bath, some more then others. I swear between that and the fabric shaver I’m going to be using to de-pill some of them it’s going to be fucking scalemate spa day up in here.

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August 2 2014, 11am



rosencrantz-minus-guildenstern
Congrats on making your first scalemate! It looks pretty good for a first try. (and you always get better) Anyways, I saw you saying you want to make more, so I'd just thought I'd pop in and say you can ask me any questions you might have while making them, I'd be glad to be of help!


innocentragdoll:

Oh my g.o.s.h. I just looked at your blog and had a very small heart attack, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I had seen some of those pictures around the internet, google images and such, when i first wanted to try making a scalemate! Oh goodness, I’m really excited now. Could you tell me how you get your guys to sit up? I was just going to use some puppet wiring from my dads supplies, thank you so much!

Thank you very much! It’s always great to hear that people appreciate the amount of effort I put into making my little army.

As for getting a scalemate to sit up, I usually an able to do that with stuffing alone. But my earlier ones are a lot more tip prone then my later ones, as I learned some techniques along the way.

First need to make sure you have enough stuffing in the base and in the tail to act as a bit of a counter weight. This can depend on what fabric you use, because some don’t have the nice slight stretch that fleece does. (I seriously recommend using fleece, check out the remnant bin at Joann or where ever, it’s usually pretty cheap). You want it to be firm but not overstuffed.

Second, the scalemate pattern that I and you used is top heavy, and the real problem is how the head connects to neck/top of the body. The neck is a big thing right here, if it goes on without enough stuffing in it it can slop over and send the scalemate tipping.

Third, try to have the head be sort of balanced on how you put it on, in you’re limited because you need to cover the whole on the underside of the head, but try to give the back some balance and don’t have it placed to far forward.

Third, when you’re attaching it, make sure you add some more stuffing when you’re close to being finished (see here), because it will help add more structure to the neck and can prevent the head from being that crooked. 

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July 30 2014, 1pm


Here is a present for kamerous, who actually got into Homestuck when a mutual friend shared pictures of my scalemates. Which really, is a hell of a compliment, and I’d thought he’d appreciate one of his own. (And I though, what is one more simple scalemate to put in the project queue, it probably won’t take that much extra time at all. Little did I know)

It’s his own original character. And yes, that is a three piece suit on him. Yes, it is all removable, from the pants to the waistcoat to the jacket. Yes it was as much of a headache as you imagine it was. (At least I have the pattern now!)

He’ll be shipped off to his new home soon.

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July 30 2014, 1pm



Anonymous
You will be turned into a (thing of mod's choice) unless you can list five things you love/like/appreciate/tolerate about yourself.


askerisoltroll:

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Aw, I’m glad to hear you still like him!

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July 29 2014, 4pm



Anonymous
Thanks for reblogging the birthday post ;3 it really is my birthday today and i feel really special, thanks


Ah, happy birthday! I’m glad you feel special.

But you know what? Let me do you one better.

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July 27 2014, 3pm


Terezi: Hell yeah! Justice!Dave: man this is dumb as shit
From Double Indemnity Reacharound. While I was working on the my snoutpack I decided it was necessary to make minis of them. For some reason.

Terezi: Hell yeah! Justice!
Dave: man this is dumb as shit

From Double Indemnity Reacharound. While I was working on the my snoutpack I decided it was necessary to make minis of them. For some reason.

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July 26 2014, 4pm


As of today I have finished 84 scalemates that were made completely by hand. I started making these around Christmas of 2012 so a little over a year and a half. Only counting the regular sized/big ones because I legitimately do not know how many minis have been made.
(I have a machine now that I am starting to use for some parts of certain ones, but those will be counted separately).

1-8: Kids
9-20: Beta Trolls
21-32: Alpha Trolls
33-34: Caliborn & Calliope
35-46: Ancestors!

47. Lord English
48. Dad
49. Hussie
50. Aradiabot
51. Grimdark Rose
52. FLARP Terezi

53-59: Snoutpack (will post pics up at some point)
60-67: Misc ones for myself, including RMG
68-84: Gifts/Giveaways/Trades

Now back to all the other stuff I’m doing, including other sewing projects which astonishingly enough are not all scalemate or even plushies.

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July 26 2014, 2pm


Congratulations to aquach3mist who won the Grand Prize in my Go Big or Go Homestuck giveaway in April, and here is another part of her prize. She got the set of the 20 minis of the Kids and the Beta trolls at Anime Expo earlier this month, along with a God-Tier scalemate of herself.

Here is Callie Ohpeee! Working on them I remembered how much I don’t like doing tri-colored horns because they are such a bitch to do, but damn if they don’t look good when finished. Her jacket is removable and her symbol was embroidered on it, along with her cheek swirls. It’ll be a while before she gets mailed out so I will have to take some photos of her and the other scalemates before then.

As always, everything you see here is 100% handmade by yours truly. I have an FAQ here, but please feel free to send in any questions you might have about them or what have you. I will answer them. Eventually. As always you can check out my scalemate tag for more photos of my scalemates. I’m also currently open to commissions.

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July 14 2014, 11am


In honor of AX being dethroned from the “Worst Con Management of 2014” award by the sheer clusterfuck that is Dashcon, (and that I’m back on my main laptop) here have some more photos I took at the con. 

If you know anyone in the photos drop me a message so I can tag them.
Eridan

Cronus

Scalemates are my own, and if you want to know if you can get one, go to my commissions post.

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July 11 2014, 9pm



formerlyanon
ok and? I'm currently unemployed and know how to sew. I can tell you right now from experience that asking people to work for less than 35 bucks a scalemate is working for less than minimum wage, you might be able to break even if you use a sewing machine, which can turn the plushes wonky. Handmade six inch plushes go for 40 dollars and up, from people who price correctly. 35 bucks for a scalemate that is as tall as a 2liter bottle of soda and made of high quality materials is a steal.


formerlyanon:

thecrazybandhuman:

rosencrantz-minus-guildenstern:

formerlyanon:

spoopy-thecrazybandhuman:

I can buy one for 30 dollars with shipping on etsy,it just takes too long to be shipped.

And buy the way it’s more like 50 dollars/

Your point is invalid.

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my point is invalid according to you only because you went from whining in private to public about how you worked minimum wage and i pointed out that you are not only wanting to rob the IP holders of theirights, you are saying that because you feel like it you should pay others below minimum wage. Hussie has repeatedly asked people to fucking not sell homestuck shit. Just because there is shit on etsy and ebay doesnt mean its ok. Just because people vastly undervalue their work and selling prices does not mean its ok to pay people less than minimum wage.

http://www.mspaintadventures.com/salesfaq.html

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Hello, we are Hussie Scalemate and RMG Scalemate, and we have gathered here today atop our pile of smuppets and squiddles to call bullshit on this.

Hussie: MSPA, Homestuck, and all the related media are my intellectual property, and I don’t want people profiting off my work. If you want a scalemate, I recommend buying one from What Pumpkin. Also, they are not $50 they are $35, learn to read. If you counting shipping in that estimate, I would point out that What Pumpkin has cheaper shipping methods and that no matter where you got one, you would have to pay shipping.

RMG: And I am here to say that you can also make them yourself, there are some great patterns and tutorials online. But it takes time, materials, and skill to make them. And these things cost money. As someone who loves creating plushies, and nearly are all 100% handmade, I’m annoyed at your dismissal of the effort I and others put into our work.
And as someone who works minimum wage, you should be able to understand the frustration of not feeling properly compensated for your work.

Hussie: Of course RMG here does not sell scalemates.

RMG: Of course not, because I like to respect Hussie’s IP. In fact, I’m the kind of person who reports etsy stores to What Pumpkin staff. And in fact at AX last weekend, I found a guy selling bootleg homestuck shit in the dealers hall and got to tell the What Pumpkin booth people there about it in person. It was glorious. So yeah. Fuck off.

Firstly you’re bitching to the wrong person.Am I illegally selling anything?No.

I buy my troll/kids shirts on Topacoco all the time.

And shipping is 16.65$ CAN you intolerable piece of absolute shit.Maybe YOU should learn how to check shipping.

And material is also fucking expensive.And I can’t sew,nor can my family.

I don’t appericate you making a big fucking deal out of nothing.Because I didn’t buy anything nor am I illegally selling anything.MANY MANY MANY people make things and give them away/sell them.Excuse me for not fucking reading terms and conditions because NO BODY DOES.

You are looking to illegally buy something in order to pay less, which is money that What Pumpkin doesn’t receive. No market for the illegal goods, people stop selling them, so that’s why it matters to contact people in the scalemate tag who are looking to buy as well as sell. If you cannot afford to pay the right prices, you cannot afford the goods, and do a disservice to the legal and illegal sellers by looking to pay below minimum wage prices. You are making a shitton of excuses to say that you are in the right when literally nothing supports you here.

Thank you for telling me I’m making a big fucking deal out of nothing, as the only I’m doing is trying to uphold Hussie’s copyright. I mean, I’m the type of person who likes to actually respect the creators of work I love and I want to see them make the money they deserve to off of it. And there is a big difference between selling and giving away these plushies, mainly that one involves profiting off someone else’s work and is illegal.

Sewing is less expensive then you imagine it is. And everyone starts of at the same point of skills when it comes to sewing, some just hone their skills more then others.

And you haven’t bought anything yet, but you were looking to, so yeah our responses do pertain to you.

Also: “Excuse me for not fucking reading terms and conditions because NO BODY DOES.”
Ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law excuses no one).
You are not excused.

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July 11 2014, 8pm



formerlyanon
ok and? I'm currently unemployed and know how to sew. I can tell you right now from experience that asking people to work for less than 35 bucks a scalemate is working for less than minimum wage, you might be able to break even if you use a sewing machine, which can turn the plushes wonky. Handmade six inch plushes go for 40 dollars and up, from people who price correctly. 35 bucks for a scalemate that is as tall as a 2liter bottle of soda and made of high quality materials is a steal.


formerlyanon:

spoopy-thecrazybandhuman:

I can buy one for 30 dollars with shipping on etsy,it just takes too long to be shipped.

And buy the way it’s more like 50 dollars/

Your point is invalid.

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my point is invalid according to you only because you went from whining in private to public about how you worked minimum wage and i pointed out that you are not only wanting to rob the IP holders of theirights, you are saying that because you feel like it you should pay others below minimum wage. Hussie has repeatedly asked people to fucking not sell homestuck shit. Just because there is shit on etsy and ebay doesnt mean its ok. Just because people vastly undervalue their work and selling prices does not mean its ok to pay people less than minimum wage.

http://www.mspaintadventures.com/salesfaq.html

image

Hello, we are Hussie Scalemate and RMG Scalemate, and we have gathered here today atop our pile of smuppets and squiddles to call bullshit on this.

Hussie: MSPA, Homestuck, and all the related media are my intellectual property, and I don’t want people profiting off my work. If you want a scalemate, I recommend buying one from What Pumpkin. Also, they are not $50 they are $35, learn to read. If you counting shipping in that estimate, I would point out that What Pumpkin has cheaper shipping methods and that no matter where you got one, you would have to pay shipping.

RMG: And I am here to say that you can also make them yourself, there are some great patterns and tutorials online. But it takes time, materials, and skill to make them. And these things cost money. As someone who loves creating plushies, and nearly are all 100% handmade, I’m annoyed at your dismissal of the effort I and others put into our work.
And as someone who works minimum wage, you should be able to understand the frustration of not feeling properly compensated for your work.

Hussie: Of course RMG here does not sell scalemates.

RMG: Of course not, because I like to respect Hussie’s IP. In fact, I’m the kind of person who reports etsy stores to What Pumpkin staff. And in fact at AX last weekend, I found a guy selling bootleg homestuck shit in the dealers hall and got to tell the What Pumpkin booth people there about it in person. It was glorious. So yeah. Fuck off.

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June 8 2014, 11am


mentalkatastrophe:

I really really really want these o.o


Yo Dawg, I herd you like my scalemates, so I put a link to my scalemates in your post so you can actually credit me while you repost pics of my scalemates.
Also, that photo is from my 4/13/13 post, so if you’re gonna reblog my work you might as well use a photo from my 4/13 post from this year.

But thanks for the compliment I guess?

mentalkatastrophe:

I really really really want these o.o

Yo Dawg, I herd you like my scalemates, so I put a link to my scalemates in your post so you can actually credit me while you repost pics of my scalemates.

Also, that photo is from my 4/13/13 post, so if you’re gonna reblog my work you might as well use a photo from my 4/13 post from this year.

But thanks for the compliment I guess?

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May 27 2014, 5pm


They wanted to see who could wear it better. Sorry to say there Eridan, but she’s got you beat.
Sollux is either hiding his face in shame or keeling over is silent laughter, your call.

They wanted to see who could wear it better. Sorry to say there Eridan, but she’s got you beat.

Sollux is either hiding his face in shame or keeling over is silent laughter, your call.

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