Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Halloween Aproacheth!

Have your local stores started to sell all things Halloween?

I walked into Target with my sister earlier today and walked by aisles of Halloween costumes. My reactions:
  1. Is it not too early for this?
  2. Excitement at the approaching Halloween
So it appears stores are preparing for the spooky celebration known as Halloween. I stopped and saw lots of different fishnet and lace gloves. Granted they are not of the upmost quality, but I'm sure I can reconstruct them into something fantastic! (I have a few ideas already.)

Have any of you lovely and spooky goths thought of how you will spend Halloween this year? Any costumes ideas? I am thinking of dressing up like a broken, bloody china doll. My sister, who loves all things frightening, wants to dress up like Jeff the Killer.  

Message me your own costume ideas and any other comments, concerns, or questions you have about all things goths.  Tata ;)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross

 
Recently I have been engrossed with diving into the genre or subgenre of Steampunk (ahem if you haven't noticed my videos in earlier posts). Naturally this would mean I would dive into the literature as well.
 
This is the first book in the Steampunk Chronicles. It follows Finley Jayne as she finds herself in trouble because of her dual personality in Victorian England, the discovery of why she has to selves in one body, her sudden love triangle with a duke and a crime lord, and all while trying to maintain her newly discovered friends as they try to stop a villain known as The Machinist who is trying to take over England and causing chaos with his automatons who he has manipulated to think freely and have human appearances. All while still at the age of sixteen.
 
However that is my quick sum up with a few spoilers (sorry!), this is what the book's cover says:
 
"When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full grown man with one punch...
 
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the whishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
 
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help- and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
 
But The Machinist wants to tear Griffin's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on- even if it seems no one believes her."
 
It is a good read even if you consider yourself a plain 'goth' and not part of the 'steampunk' genre. It is after all nice to learn about your fellow darkly inclined neighbors. OvvO
 



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DIY-ThreadBanger videos

 
 

Most goths create their own clothes or accessories by modifying older or other clothes. These are some I found by ThreadBanger that can be easily copied and can be used to create a few goth pieces for your wardrobe! 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Creepy, Horror, Pasta: The 3 Storytellers of the Youtube Horror















MrCreepyPasta, CreepyPastaJr, CreepsMcPasta

These are the names of the incredibly spooky storytellers that are dominating the youtube videowaves. The original storyteller, MrCreepyPasta, began posting videos on youtube approximately two years ago. His stories oh horror that pump the adrenaline and even spark paranoia were so popular that another storyteller came to the flickering light: CreepyPastaJr. Even so this posting of videostories has found its ways into anywhere one has access to the internet and fundamentally youtube. CreepsMcPasta is the British contemporary of MrCreepPasta.

My sister enjoys hearing these and I think of her as the HorrorQueen. For all you goths looking for the next thrill of the scare, who love horror, or just want something to do today I encourage you to listen to these horror youtubers.

 
 
 
 

Steampunk Videos: What is Steampunk?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

music monday


Goths on TV: Oddities, San Francisco

 
I have recently started watching this show on the science channel, and I find it very fun to watch.
 
Oddities San Francisco is a program following the shop Loved to Death as its staff buys and sells strange, rare, and weird antiques.
 
 
 
The current staff includes:
 
Audra Kunkle
 
(the Owner, picker, and master artist)
 
 
Wednesday Mourning
 
(Goth model, picker, and sales person)
 
 
Lincoln Smith
 
(shop steward)
 
Who do you think is my favorite?
 
 
The show shows the nonconventional curios and antiques. I love the people and a recent episode I have seen has shown a wonderful steampunk house on wheels! I encourage all Steampunkers to check it out and maybe add it to places that one has to see!
 
 

 
 


 
 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gaby dressed in Steampunk



This is one of my close friends Gaby and this is how she came dressed to school today! I thought she looked very Steampunk. 
Needless to say she loves modeling in front of a camera. She basically built her outfit around her tights. 

  She is very proud of her stripy tights! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Goth Birthdays


Hey cyberworld! I know I have been absent lately, but I am trying harder to stay online. Recently (as of Sunday) I have become a fully-fledged 16 year old goth. Over the past few years I have slowly integrated my goth self more into my wardrobe and appearnce over all. I say 'slowly' so as to not completely scare my parents, because as we all know not everyone is open minded or understanding. I have done so and my parents have come to respect and even help me in my quest for all things goth.


This is my birthday cake from last year. Don't you all love the black dripping all around? I settled for that bit of black in my cake because i thought black roses might have been pushing it for my parents. Also, i heard black icing isn't as tasty as it looks.  All in all, I was quite happy with the results of the cake. 
Since then my mom has found me nice goth friendly clothing pieces. And my father has let me dye streaks in my hair. I think its been a very successful and batty year. 
I believe it is possible for young gothlings to make their parents understand or at least respect their culture. It is even possible for the parents to take part-- where as a supportive beam or a shopping partner- in the gothic journey. Because yes, goth is a journey. A lifestyle. One where one never stops learning or living. 
Now, I will take time in the rest of this post to talk about gothic birthdays. I know some baby-bats, when discovering and identifying with the gothic subculture, like to throw themselves in. The most obvious ways to make a birthday more 'gothic' is with the cake. 
Cake designs can range from simplistic designs :
to more complex and in your face qualities. 
You can theme for party with bats, skulls, coffins. The works. You can spend all your money on the cutest goth look. 
But then there are those of us with stricter parents. If this is the case, intrigate your gothic tendencies slowly. For a birthday perhaps do what I did with just a touch of black. Unless, of course, you go with the classy black and white theme.

Or convince your parents to let you wear a nice black dress to your taste, or ask for a shopping trip were you can buy some fishnet gloves or lacey shirts. Pick one thing and for the next event ask for one more, but don't demand or challenge. Be firm or a have a calm assertiveness.  Don't make your parents believe goths are demanding ( although some of us are) and scary. Remember as a goth you represent all of us as a culture. As the Lady of the Manners would tell us: be polite, remember your manners, and don't snarl. 
Perhaps ask for books that fall along the supernatural or gothic genres. I firmly believe every goth shold have a copy of the 'Gothic Charm School.' Maybe negotiate make up rights or room decoration. 
Some fun ideas that you might want to try with your friends are:
  • Victorian era theme
  • Cemetery picnic
  • Tim Burton Movie Marathon (or Johnny Depp)
  • original scary movies marathon
  • masquerades
  • goth for a day (where perphaps you can talk your friends into dressing like goths to show how much they love and support you)
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Corpse Bride
  • Dark Alice in Wonderland
  • Glitter Bats!
By Glitter Bats I mean having a birthday theme where everything is batty but making more girly or less frightening by adding glitter to some garland bats or bat-shaped pink balloons (for the benefit of your parents or if you are just a candy goth). I like this idea so much I think this will be my theme for next year. =3





     

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