fullcontactmuse: (Steel Trap)
It's one of those moments where I'm regretting not taking trigonometry in high school. At least I can feel better knowing that I would have likely forgotten most of it by now.

Anyways, I am making a curved surface, think half of cylinder. This half cylinder has a height of 6" and a diameter of 18". This gives half circumference of about 28 1/4" and a surface area of almost 170 sq in (not really relevant here but interesting factoid to someone who was rapidly needing to go to bed when I first wrote it). I want to add an edge to one side (1 7/16") of my half cylinder that drops away at a 45 degree angle, sticking one inch out and one inch to the side (a 90-45-45 triangle). I would like to find the angle to cut to bring the flange together. While the number I'm looking for is good, I'm also curious about the formula at hand in the event I need to tweak it (like changing the angle of the bevel for instance).
fullcontactmuse: (Miss Violet DeVille - Parasol Down)

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

Taxes this year are due on Monday, April 15th. We know a lot of you may be working late the weekend before to get them all done and in on time. We appreciate that. So after you’ve finished carrying the one and referencing table A on document 1086, we think you should reward yourself with a little shimmy, some bump and grind, and some of Seattle’s amazing burlesque performers. We’ll even start later for you. On Saturday, April 13th, we'll be staying late for Sunday's Early Edition of the Belltown Burlesque Revue. Some may call it a late show, starting at 11:00 pm and doors opening at 10:30 pm, we consider this the extra early Sunday Morning Edition. Either way, it'll be an amazing way to enter into the new week.

Purple Devil Productions presents

The Belltown Burlesque Revue: The Really Early Sunday Edition

Copyright 2013Come and see...

  • La Petite Mort & M. Incroyable
  • Boom Boom L’Roux
  • Miss Violet DeVille
  • Miss Penelope Rose
  • Candy Apples
  • Nancy Brown
  • Katie Kat
  • Sara Dipity
  • Karmen Sutra
  • Whisper De Corvo
  • Dahlia Ste. Cyr

The raucous Lilith von Fraumench will be your host and guide through the evening.

The Belltown Burlesque Revue: The Really Early Sunday Edition is April 11th at the Re-Bar located at the east end of Seattle's historic Belltown neighborhood.

April 13th at 11:00 pm, doors open at 10:30 pm

The Re-Bar
1114 Howell St
Seattle, WA

You can RSVP for the show and share it with your friends on Facebook!

Tickets are:

$50 for V.I.P. seat in the front row and a good bag to go with it.
$25 for Premium Seating in the front row with a table for your drinks
$15 at the door
$13 online at belltownburlesquerevue.brownpapertickets.com 

 

 

fullcontactmuse: (Arcade Donkey Kong)
A recruiter I work with--placed me in my current and previous positions--is looking for a web developer to work at Nintendo in Redmond. I'm happy where I'm at so I thought I pass this along to you all. Here are the specifics:
  1. 2+ experience with Javascript, jQuery, Mobile, HTML5, XML, CSS3 and ActionScript
  2. Experience scripting middle-tier application solutions and MVC programming frameworks
  3. Knowledge of source code/version control software
Job Description: Front-End Web Developer capable of implementing Nintendo’s web sites and web-based marketing activities for web, mobile and emerging platforms. CORE DUTIES:
  • Responsible for the underlying code of the interface and content for a variety of different online properties for Nintendo’s product marketing web sites
  • Participates in all phases of the development life cycle, focusing on coding, testing, and debugging.
  • Works on the maintenance or enhancement of existing applications
  • Researches, evaluates and analyzes technical and design requirements
  • Prepares proposals regarding content, security, features, standards, and creative new approaches for the use of web technology
  • Implements all site programming
  • Ability to effectively communicate information, both written and verbally to members of the development team
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of Internet tools, trends and developments
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE:
  • 2 years+ related experience
  • Experience scripting middle-tier application solutions and MVC programming frameworks.
  • Experience with client-side technologies and frameworks; strong Javascript, jQuery, Mobile, HTML5, XML, CSS3 and ActionScript
  • Knowledge of interaction design, usability, and information architecture preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with standard design software including PhotoShop and Illustrator
  • Knowledge of source code/version control software, test driven development, and Agile processes preferred
  • Profound commitment to and understanding of Web standards, both established and developing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Self-motivated, highly creative problem solver
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

 

On Saturday, I debuted a brand new act, The Spectral Carnival and one of the key stones to the costume--and the final reveal--is the mask I wear.

Copyright 2013, violetdeville.com

In the first of what I hope will be a long line of articles about making some of the stuff I do. In the least, it'll be an archive for me to reference in the future but I hope it helps you too. In this case, I had to attach a new piece of elastic to the mask.[more]

Hot glue is simply plastic that we heat up until it melts. While the goo will stick to just about anything thing, once it cools down into a rigid form it's not sticky at all. It's adhesion properties comes from th way it wraps around crevices and fibers while it's still a fluid.

If that doesn't make sense try thinking of it this way: Water in a plastic baggie isn't going to stick to anything. Put it in a wire basket with hole big enough to let the baggie push through but not all the way and freeze it. When it pull it out, chances are you won't be able to remove it until you break the ice or melt it because the water has become a solid mass around the wires of the basket. Now put that same baggie of water into a glass bowl and freeze it again. This time it comes right out of the bow with relative ease.

The same thing happens when you're using hot glue on something smooth and shiny: There is nothing for the hot glue to hold on to. This is not the end of the world and we can fix it simply enough by using some super glue and felt.

Cut a small piece of felt a little bigger than what you're sticking to the smooth, shiny plastic object. Using the suger glue, glue the felt to it onto the plastic object. I find it works best if you saturate the felt with super glue. Becareful not super glue yourself to the felt or the shiny plastic. That stuff will take off skin if you're not careful. I use the head of a ball tipped stick pin to push it down.

Next, place a dollup of hot glue on the felt and using a craft stick or pair of tweezers, push the object you're gluing into the hot glue and let it cool.

When the hot glue cools, you'll find a strong bond between the two pieces. Here's what the inside of the mask looks like.

Copyright 2013, violetdeville.com

fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

CopyrightCome on down to Re-Bar to support PAWS on March 14, 15 & 16!

Showcase Showdown is a burlesque game show in the tradition of The Price Is Right. With burlesque versions of classic The Price is Right games, audience members can come on down and win prizes after each performance -- all while supporting animal welfare.

Featuring:

 

  • Miss Kitty Baby
  • Tamara the Trapeze Lady
  • Sailor St. Claire
  • Man Johnson
  • Violet DeVille
  • Penelope Rose
  • Czech Mate
  • Mitzy Sixx
  • Candy Apples
  • Minni Bobbins

 

Hosted by Ace Carter as Bob Barker
with "Carter's Cuties" Miss Huneybush & Bunny Von Bunsmore

Promotional Consideration furnished by: Atomic Cosmetics, Haute Under the Collar, Strut the Pup, King of Spades Clothing, Fiero Fallout, All Seasons Pet Care, and The Burlesque Boutique!

All proceeds from the show go to PAWS (www.paws.org) to aid its animal rehabilitation and adoption programs.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Bring an item on the PAWS Wishlist to the show and receive a raffle ticket!

 

I am so very excited to be a part of this show. It's going to be amazing. As an animal lover and having adopted several pets from P.A.W.S., I am simply over the moon about it.

fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

CopyrightAs the reality storm comes to a head seek refuge at Worlds' End and stay for the stories

Join us for an extravaganza of clever and sassy homage to the many worlds of Neil Gaiman, a prolific writer with notable works spanning comic books, novels, children's books and stories, television series, and film. With genres ranging from fantasy to science fiction and the occasional epic children's tale, the stories you'll see are quite diverse.

The tales involve a goddess, Beldam and her doll, the heart of a blue box, a young woman who is far older than she appears, an enslaved faerie, the very essence of dreams personified, and more.

Performing for you on these June nights are Ms. Vixen Valentine, Kendra Hayes, Candy Apples, Miss Violet DeVille, Ivy DuPri, Czech Mate, Miss Penelope Rose, Morgue Anne, Stella Vaughn, Lana Milk-n-Honey, and Pacific Syren. Lilith von Fraumench will help us navigate the troubled skies and find safe haven.

Worlds' End Burlesque Revue: An Evening Inspired by the Works of Neil Gaiman
June 21st to 22nd and 28th to 29th, 2013
Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM

The Re-Bar
1114 Howell St
Seattle, WA

Tickets are:

 

  • $75 for V.I.P. seats in the front row with a table to sit at.
  • $35 for Premium Seating in first two rows of seats
  • $25 at the door for general admission
  • $20 online at worldsend.brownpapertickets.com

 

Tickets sales begin March 15th at 12:00 PM PST.

Come out of the storm and sit for a spell, the stories have just begun.

fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

Are you familiar with the Burlesque  Hall of Fame in Las Vegas? Here's what museum has to say about their mission:

Our mission is to inspire, educate and entertain the public, fostering an appreciation for and understanding of the unique history and heritage of vintage American Burlesque–including but not limited to the art, artifacts and personal histories of the art’s biggest names and brightest stars.

So what does this have to do with the Timeless Trollop going on tour? Easy.

Copyright

Not only am I coming out to to perform for these lovely ladies but it will also be be helping the Burlesque Hall of Fame as well! The show is on February 23rd and tickets are only $5 for general admission and $15 for V.I.P. 

The show begins at 7:30 pm at Fatty's in downtown Boise.

 

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(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

CopyrightThe month of March is a month with a reputation: It comes in like a lamb and goes out like a multi-headed beast that wants to devour the lamb, the children, and that little old lady who lives down the block because she can't out run it. Oh, it also likes to show off its sexy self.


Okay, maybe it's not quite like that but we're certainly bringing the sexy beasts to Belltown on March 9th.


Purple Devil Productions presents Monsters, Merkins, and Mayhem. It's an evening of burlesque and belly dance to show the month of March that we are not the lambs to be lead to the slaughter.


Featuring performances by 


 



  • Seraphina Fiero

  • Whisper de Corvo

  • Miss Violet DeVille

  • Cherry Killer Tomatoes

  • Scandal from Bohemia

  • Beatrice Belladonna

  • Chesty La Rue

  • Candy Apples

  • Morgue Anne

  • Cherry Tart

  • Lily Divine

  • Ophira


 


and  hosted by Gema Lusterious


Monsters, Merkins, and Mayhem


March 9th, 2013
7:30 pm


The Re-Bar
1114 Howell St
Seattle, WA


You can RSVP for the show and share it with your friends on Facebook!


Tickets are:


 



  • $50 for V.I.P. seat in the front row and a goodie bag to go with it.

  • $25 for Premium Seating in the front row with a table for your drinks

  • $15 at the door for general admission

  • $13 online at brownpapertickets.com


 


Bring a little mayhem to your evening.

fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

Copyright
Flyer by Scarlett O'Hairdye
Have you heard the saying that "less is more"?

I've heard it too and I think it's bunk.

More is MORE.

The Academy of Burlesque Alumni think so too.

Today, the lovely Miss Candy Apples and I rehearsed our duet in the next Alumni show. We're certain that you're going to love it and every other act too.

Walt Disney once said, "Always leave them wanting more."

The Academy of Burlesque brings you "MORE THE MERRIER!" An evening of burlesque about plenty and abundance, featuring duets & groups!

With performances by:

With our very special guest Sydni Deveraux!

All of this and MORE is hosted by the wonderful Gams Galore!

The show is this Saturday, January 26th, 2013!

The doors open at 8:30pm and the show begins at 9pm.

Tickets for the show are...

At the Oddfellows Building, 2nd Floor, West Hall
915 E. Pine St
Seattle, WA

This show is wheelchair accessible. Please call 206.478.9475 to arrange for special seating.

fullcontactmuse: (Default)

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

February is most known for the Valentine Day celebrations of love and romance. This evening of bumping and grinding is the perfect addition to your romantic evening out or the decadent celebration of being single. Whatever your romantic status is, the Belltown Burlesque Revue is back and do we have a show for you!


Copyright Purple Devil Productions presents


The Belltown Burlesque Revue


Come and see the talents of...


 



  • Whisper De Corvo

  • Candy Apples

  • Miss Violet DeVille

  • Katana

  • Dahlia Ste. Cyr

  • Penelope Rose

  • Miz Melancholy 

  • Eva Fairwood


 


The raucous Lilith von Fraumench will be your host and guide through the evening.


The Belltown Burlesque Revue is February 9th at the Re-Bar located in Seattle's historic Belltown neighborhood.


February 9th at 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm


The Re-Bar
1114 Howell St
Seattle, WA


You can RSVP for the show and share it with your friends on Facebook!


Tickets are:



  • $50 for V.I.P. seat in the front row and a good bag to go with it.

  • $25 for Premium Seating in the front row with a table for your drinks

  • $15 at the door

  • $13 online at Brown Paper Tickets


 


 


 

fullcontactmuse: (Default)

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)



Captain James Tiberius Kirk. You know the man, the legendary captain of the starship Enterprise. His record is impressive and that's just the women he's taken to bed. Opposing him in Captain Royale: A Commanding Burlesque Showdown is Captain Kathryn Janeway, another Starfleet officer and captain of the starship Voyager. Captain Janeway is known for being a straight laced, by the numbers kind of woman who cares deeply for her crew. Kirk will show you what you do with an Orion slave girl while Janeway will let that tight bun of hers down. Dahlia Ste. Cys and Marcus DeBoyz will throw down with Miss Candy Apples this Saturday at the Re-Bar for Captain Royale. Which one will you choose?


Ten captains. One reigns supreme. You choose.


Half of the Premium seats are gone! Front row is the best place to be if you can't afford the VIP Seats. Hurry now! Tickets are available at http://captainroyale.brownpapertickets.com





fullcontactmuse: (Default)

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)


You're aware of Captain Steve Rogers, yes? Perhaps you're more familiar with his persona, Captain America. The eternal soldier. The boy scout. He's here to deal with Morgue Anne and he needs to put a stop to his nefarious plans. Perhaps he should be more focused on his competition, the homicidal clown and patriarch of the Firefly clan, Captain Spaulding. What will the proprietor of the Museum of Madmen and Monsters bring to the stage? We're certain it will be most fowl.


The Morgue Anne and Nikola Nova face off against Kitty Calamity in the throw down of epic proportions. Captain Royale: A Commanding Burlesque Showdown this Saturday at the Re-Bar. 


Who will you choose?


Ten captains. One reigns supreme. Vote early. Vote often.


Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.


fullcontactmuse: (Arcade Pac-Man)
Time to get started on things I need to accomplish today.
To Do List (11.76% completed)
  • Appy acrylic coat to blaster
  • Post reminder about the Last Saturday Community Workshops.
  • Apply for Fierce!
  • Cut out vest pockets
  • Determine vest sequin strategy
  • Finish edges on vest
  • Finish rhinestoning shirt
  • Load photos on to computer
  • Look at photos from last night's show
  • Post some Tempting Tarts photos
  • Review videos
  • Rhinestone blaster
  • Send follow up e-mail to Ms. Candy Apples about rehearsal for The Duel.
  • Send performer e-mails for Belltown Burlesque Revue
  • Sew pockets on vest
  • Update Monsters, Merkins, and Mayhem cast list.
  • Work on the February Belltown Burlesque Revue poster.

What are you doing today?

Here, have a kitten picture. The kitten is Sparta, the Demon Kitty with Christmas Cheer, and he's in the closet.

Copyright null, Stopped Motion Photography. www.stopped-motion.com
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))
Dear Kevin Kauer,

I am writing to express my concern over the name you chose for your party, "Hey Tranny, It's Tranny". As a trans woman, I am positively alarmed that you would casually toss around the word tranny, a slur used against trans women, without any apparent care.

Tranny is a word used to insinuate that my gender, and the gender of people like me, is fake or artificial; that I am not a woman, that I am less than a woman. Likewise tranny has even been used to insult cis woman like Anne Coulter, Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton, Cher and many others, suggesting that they are as ugly as “men in dresses”.

In many cases the word tranny  is the last thing heard by a trans person before a vicious attack. In 2012 over 250 transgender people that we know of--and many more that we don’t of--lost their lives due to hate. This figure doesn’t even include those who took their own lives. A disproportionate amount if these victims were trans women. How many of them do you think were called a tranny before they met their end?

You say that “Hey Tranny, It’s Tranny” embraces and loves all of the LGBTQI community. Yet you toss around a slur like tranny so casually that a lot trans people, including myself, don't feel that love. I don’t know how much thought you gave it when you settled on “Hey Tranny, It’s Tranny” as a party name. My hope is that you didn’t realize tranny was a slur; that you simply thought it was a cute and fun part of the drag queen culture. My fear, though, is that you do know about the damage that word causes and you simply don’t care.

Sincerely,
Amber Clark
fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

CopyrightMuch talk has gone around about how thing will end. The planets come into alignment. Haley's Comet makes it's once every 75 year visit. And there were zombies because of it. Oh wait. That was that movie in 1984, wasn't it? Oh well, daddy would've gotten us uzis. There is that total global blackout that Nasa's predicting. That is so it, right? The magnetic poles of the planet will shift. The dwarf planet of Nibiru could collide with the Earth.

Nah, those are aren't it.

The zombie apocalypse is coming on December 21st, 2012.

On December 22nd, we're going to celebrate our survival the best way possible: By eating the flesh of the living!

And taking our clothes off to help the victims of frankenstorm Sandy have a better new year.

 

A Burlesque Celebration of the End of the World
Benefitting the Red Cross Disaster Relief

Night of the Living Ecdysiasts

Featuring the talents of...

Lana Lure
Beatrice Belladonna
Whisper De Corvo
Violette DeVille
Dahlia Ste. Cyr
Paige Rustles
Cherry Tart 

and hosted by Lilith von Fraumench

21 and Over

Show at 7:00 pm


VIP Stage seating is $50
Front row seats are $17
General admission tickets are just $12



 

fullcontactmuse: (Eye (Blue))

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

For some reason, a whole lot of people are flipping out about the end of the world. You know it's fast approaching, right? Of course, this trollop wouldn't leave you astray. In fact, I want you to be prepared for end and we're here to help.

CopyrightThis Friday, December 7th, the Academy of Burlesque brings you an Alumni Spectacular:

The Beginning of the End

The Mayan Calendar. The Zombie Apocalypse. The Galactic Alignment. The Zit on Prom Night.

All signs that life on Earth is coming to an end!

The planet will shake, the heavens will open up & your knees will tremble as The Academy Of Burlesque brings you "THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!"

With performances by:

  • Lana Lure
  • Gams Galore
  • Tootsie Spangles
  • Eva Fairwood
  • Miz Melancholy 
  • Violet DeVille
  • Paige Rustles
  • Lila Dread
  • Pixie Parcelle
  • Lottie Glitterati
  • Colette Crimson
  • Jovie DeVoe

Featuring our special guest: "Your Own Private Radical," RANDI RASCAL!

Survive the night with your host: LOWA DEBOOM BOOM!

Tickets are $12 with the Friend/Family discount code, $15 in advance, and $17 at the door!

Located at the Oddfellows Building in West Hall on the 2nd floor

915 E. Pine St
Seattle, WA

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, (Please call (206)478-9475 to arrange special seating.)


Thankful

Nov. 22nd, 2012 10:03 am
fullcontactmuse: (Default)
I am thankful for my family and loved ones.
I am thankful for my family by blood.
I am thankful for my chosen family.
I am thankful for all the people who have helped my niece, Christy.
I am thankful for those who protect me.
I am thankful for those who fought for me.
I am thankful for those who have given everything.
I am thankful for those who took the time to teach me.
I am thankful for those who I could teach.
I am thankful for those who continue to mentor me.
I am thankful for those who I am a mentor to.
I am thankful to my peers who support me.
I am thankful for those who gave me the opportunity to travel this year.
I am thankful for the lessons learned on those travels.
I am thankful for the people I met on those travels.
I am thankful for those who look at my photographs and see something that makes them think.
I am thankful for those who look at my photographs and take simple pleasure in the art.
I am thankful for those who look at my photographs and then look again.
I am thankful for the hoots, screams, and hollers during shows.
I am thankful for the audience's quiet rapture.
I am thankful for the talented performers who I share the stage with.
I am thankful for the talented performers who perform in shows for me.
I am thankful for the amazing day job that lets me travel and performer and still get work done.
I am thankful all of you.

You inspire me and fuel my fire more than you could ever know.

Thank you.
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(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

Copyright
Photo by Christian Stock.
Rights reserved.

In the midst of all the glitter and glam, I take a moment out once a year to honor those trans people who we lost to acts of hate and fear on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is the day where we take stock of our dead and we do it on the 20th of November every year. The victims of this violence are mostly inflicted by others, sometimes by the victim and the group hit hardest every year are women of color.


Society often tells us that trans people don't matter, that we're a punch line to a joke, and less than human. It's crushing. So if you know a trans persons, man or woman, take a moment out of your day and let them know you care. Do it today while we grieve, but also do it every day.


Thank you.

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(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

 

You've heard the arguments, I'm sure. It's something that comes up in certain geek circles. Who is the better captain; is it James T. Kirk or Jean Luc Picard? We aim to settle that little score. And then some.

Purple Devil Productions presents
Captain Royale: A Commanding Burlesque Showdown

Ten captains go in.
One captain reigns supreme.
You choose.

CopyrightWe're going to work through our captains in a bracket, pairing them off two at a time and you, the audience, select the winner.

Will it be Captain Kirk, the Final Frontier's play boy or the eternal soldier, Captain America? Will the captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davey Jones, or Captain Morgan rule the seas? Come see these fine specimens of the captain breed fight for their rank and your approval.

Starring...

  • Morgan LaMay
  • Evilyn Sin Claire
  • Miss Violet DeVille
  • Morgue Anne and The Captain
  • Dahlia Ste Cyr
  • Marcus DeBoyz
  • Candy Apples
  • Queenie O'Hart
  • Sabina Soubrette
  • Stella Vaughn

and hosted by Lilith von Fraumench

January 5th at the Re-Bar

1114 Howell St • Seattle
7:30 pm, doors at 7:00 pm

$13 online via Brown Paper Tickets
$15 at the door
$25 for Premium Seating (front row with a table)
$50 for VIP Seating (on stage seating with a table)

fullcontactmuse: (Miss Violet DeVille - Parasol Down)

(Crossposted from Violet DeVille)

CopyrightThe good folks at Good Co Music are having a CD release party for their debut release, Electro Swing for the Masses on November 27th at the Can Can in Pike Place Market. Sure, the disc came out a couple of months ago but why should that stop us from a good party with swinging beats?

You might be asking yourself, "Just what is electro swing music anyway?" Imagine if you took the music of Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman and applied house music style production techniques of looping, syncing, and samples for a start. If it's still not a clear answer, give Zebra Donkey a listen. 

This party is just $5.
The doors open at 9:00pm for open dancing with a free swing dance lesson at 9:30 pm. 
The band comes on stage at 10:00 pm.

If that weren't enough for you, the very lovely Whisper De Corvo and I will be bringing our fancy lady selves as a compliment to the swinging beats. It'll be a fun and sassy time.

DJ Brackenfern will be spinning the swinging tunes for us.

This is going to be a fantastic way to wind down a Tuesday night.

 

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