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!