Out of curiosity and politeness, how do you prefer to be addressed by relative strangers? I (and others) call the Lady of the Manners "Auntie Jilli," but it'd be terribly rude to presume I can call you "Uncle Alex" by association.
The silly answer is “Lord and Master”, but that’s just silly. “Alex” is sufficient. :)
"Herr von Hochtritt" - while precisely accurate - is horribly difficult for most non-Germans to pronounce without hurting themselves. :) So "Alex" is fine.
Auntie Jill, I wanted to ask your opinion on something: What do you think of natural blonde goths? My hair is very damaged from dye, so I have a mohawk right now that is around 50 shades of blonde and silver, and I never feel as if I'm goth enough. But what is your opinion on blonde goths in general? I was curious about what our wonderful resident eldergoth had to say on the matter
That natural blonde goths are awesome? That all hair colors, styles, textures, or no hair at all have NO BEARING on how goth someone may be.
In other words: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS DO NOT DETERMINE SOMEONE’S GOTHNESSLEVEL. Race? Body type? Tattoos or not? Piercings or not? NONE of those things should make a bit of difference when someone says they’re a goth. Do you like the music? Do you like the aesthetic? Do you look for beauty and wonder in strange, dark, or unusual things? Congratulations, you’re “goth enough”. Stop fretting about your hair color, pumpkin. :D
Oh flaming hell. It looks like a package I’ve been waiting for has been well and truly lost. All the tracking info shows that it was locally out for delivery on Sept. 3rd, but it never arrived and was never marked as delivered. The retailer customer support said "Contact your local post office! See if it was marked undeliverable, or put on a shelf!" Which I will do tomorrow, but not with a lot of hope.
Dammit, DHL Global and USPS, you’re not supposed to LOSE an edition of Something Wicked This Way Comes!
My dear Aunt Jilli, I was wondering if you'd heard of the new musical A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder. Something tells me that with the Victorian setting, wonderful music, and spectacular deaths you would swoon. -Jenna
I have not heard of it! It sounds like something I would adore.
I kind of love how all of you are like YES AUNTIE JILLI NEEDS A BAT HOODIE DRESS, except for the StuntHusband, who is probably rolling his eyes so much he’s in danger of them sticking to the back of his skull.
… maybe I’ll purchase it after the Gothy Yard Sale. Depends on budget hijinks.
Please excuse me if this is a weird question, but how is it that you have a StuntHusband? Does he simply fill in when the RealHusband is unavailable? Do you keep him on retainer to deal with arachnids? Or is it some more mundane polyamorous arrangement?
It’s a question I end up answering on a regular basis: The RealHusband is my beloved spouse peteventers. The StuntHusband is one of my best friends, who I met in college.
You know that cringe-inducing cliche of straight white women having a queer boyfriend? Yeah. But Alex and I have been there for each other through disastrous choices in boyfriends, vampire LARPing, and over two decades of gothy events. We are the Eldergoths who fondly shake our heads at the rest of you.
do you ever get really emotional because lord of the rings
….ho ho ho.
TRICK QUESTION YES/NO
Sooooo let me tell you peeps something: while I like the LotR movies (the original trilogy moreso than the Hobbit movies), I am not a Huge Tolkien Fan. I don’t have to be, because I can outsource that fandom discourse via the StuntHusband. So every time of you have a post with … Silmarillion headcanons or something, I nod and think "I wonder what Alex would say to this”.
Then I usually go back to browsing eBay for vintage gothic paperback lots, or reading vampire AU bandom fic. But all LotR wibbling? Makes me think of the StuntHusband.
(Who, if you get him riled up enough, will start swearing in Elvish. It’s a fun game!)