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05

Dec

(Actually, what I’m REALLY doing right now is reading information about a tech job, because I have a phone interview tomorrow afternoon. After I finish doing that, I’ll start working on the Gothic Charm School post.)

(Aaaaand then start brainstorming for my assignment for Yuletide, which is due in OH MY G-D FIFTEEN DAYS. THREAT LEVEL BEARS, WE HAVE REACHED YULETIDE THREAT LEVEL BEARS.) 

Anonymous said: Aunt Jilli, do you ever feel bored with your hairstyle? I'm bored of mine but i dread changing it up. xo

I think everyone occasionally is bored with their hairstyle. I’ve been less prone to hair boredom once I finally added pink streaks at the temples a few years ago, but I still have moments of it. Which is usually when I tie my hair up in rag curls, or put it up in a style that’s kind of a cross between victory rolls and Bride of Frankenstein.

Remember, styling products and putting things in your hair with bobby pins are very good ways for dealing with hair boredom without drastic and/or long-term changes. You don’t need a special event to dress up! Give yourself wildly improbable hair and makeup, then lounge around the house watching your favorite cartoons. 

Why no, I’m not scrolling through Tumblr and answering questions as a form of procrastination over writing the next Gothic Charm School article, what makes you say that?

Why no, I’m not scrolling through Tumblr and answering questions as a form of procrastination over writing the next Gothic Charm School article, what makes you say that?

dollfaceeerie said: Aunt Jillie, do you like The Birthday Massacre?

They fall under the category of "music I wish I liked more", because they seem like wonderful people, and I like their style and the imagery in their videos. But there’s something about their music that just doesn’t click with me. Perhaps it’s the very synthesized effects on the singer’s voice?

(Heavy use of auto-tune and digital effects on vocals is one of those things that causes me to make a squinchy face of dismay.)  

Anonymous said: Aunt Jilli, what is your favoriate band? For this anon, it has to be My Chemical Romance

Picking one and ONLY one favorite band is impossible, because it depends on my mood and what is going on! But yes, MCR is one of them. 

A short list of Auntie Jilli’s favorite bands, in no particular order of favoritism:

  • My Chemical Romance
  • Faith and the Muse
  • The Cure
  • Jill Tracy
  • David Bowie
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • Rasputina

And then there are bands where I love certain albums, but perhaps not their entire discography, such as Bauhaus, The Damned,  Motley Crue (yes, really, my tragic hair metal past, we aren’t talking about it right now), Placebo, HIM, Emilie Autumn, Fall Out Boy, Kate Bush, and so on. 

Anonymous said: Dear Aunt Jilli, When you Become Vampire Witch Queen will you make laws about when it is appropriate to play Christmas music? My classmates started playing it on the 12th of November and, despite my best efforts, I was powerless to stop them.

Never fear, Anonymous Questioner! When I become Vampire Witch Queen, Christmas/Winter Holiday music can only be played through the month of December.

(Exceptions will be made for the soundtrack music to Nightmare Before Christmas.)

(StuntHusband! We should look into forming a caroling group one of these years.)

carlathezombie:

Female Villains 

"No one ever thinks chicks do shit like this. A girl can only be a slut, bitch, tease or the virgin next door. We’ll just coast on how the world works."

onepandaparfait:

Did you know? At one point Don Bluth was working on adapting The Velveteen Rabbit into a short film. Sadly it was never made, but we can look at these lovely layout boards and pretend it was.

I’m fine, there’s just something in my eye. 

(All versions of The Velveteen Rabbit make me cry.)

buxombibliophile:

I’m not a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, I’m a Raving Harpy Nightmare Woman.

Happy otters always make things better 

(Source: buzzfeed)

kambriel:


I’ve got a bee in my bonnet to do a “Holiday Humbug Sale”, so until the bee leaves my bonnet, enter the coupon code: HUMBUG to receive 20% off any item in the Kambriel Etsy Shop.
Just follow the curmudgeonly mouse to visit the shop, and good luck seeking out a new treasure for you and/or loved ones: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kambriel
~remember, you must enter the code HUMBUG when checking out in order get the the discount~
Enjoy!

kambriel:

I’ve got a bee in my bonnet to do a “Holiday Humbug Sale”, so until the bee leaves my bonnet, enter the coupon code: HUMBUG to receive 20% off any item in the Kambriel Etsy Shop.

Just follow the curmudgeonly mouse to visit the shop, and good luck seeking out a new treasure for you and/or loved ones: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kambriel

~remember, you must enter the code HUMBUG when checking out in order get the the discount~

Enjoy!

04

Dec

Gorgeous goth family portraits | Offbeat Families

jenniferlovely:

My family

Some of my chosen family!

Talons. Stiletto nails. Whatever you call ‘em, I want them. Someday I’ll indulge in gel nails and get them. 

Talons. Stiletto nails. Whatever you call ‘em, I want them. Someday I’ll indulge in gel nails and get them. 

(Source: constalletion)

pocketfullofposiez:

everyone needs to know about this seller. she’s been playing this stalking game now for about 4 years (?) because she claims i stole her work over 10 years ago. *sigh* it’s hard to be any sort of success without drama. i’ve worked my butt off for OVER 10 years now to create all this! Its very upsetting to be accused of something I never did and to go through this ‘punishment’ by her for it too. and she’s been actually making sales over the year that i have been ill and had to close my shop. i must defend my world.

Signal boost! I’ve watched Queenie of Pocket Full of Posiez create wonderful things for years, and the idea that the person ripping off her hard work is STILL at it fills me with rage. 
DO NOT STEAL OTHER PEOPLE’S IDEAS AND ARTWORK.

pocketfullofposiez:

everyone needs to know about this seller.

she’s been playing this stalking game now for about 4 years (?) because she claims i stole her work over 10 years ago. *sigh*

it’s hard to be any sort of success without drama.

i’ve worked my butt off for OVER 10 years now to create all this!

Its very upsetting to be accused of something I never did and to go through this ‘punishment’ by her for it too.

and she’s been actually making sales over the year that i have been ill and had to close my shop.

i must defend my world.

Signal boost! I’ve watched Queenie of Pocket Full of Posiez create wonderful things for years, and the idea that the person ripping off her hard work is STILL at it fills me with rage. 

DO NOT STEAL OTHER PEOPLE’S IDEAS AND ARTWORK.

Look, I know most of that is photoshoppery, okay? Just … let me have my dreams. Hi there pretty boy, let me offer you a napkin. 
yea-its-cool-ill-be-ok:

We’re not vampires

Look, I know most of that is photoshoppery, okay? Just … let me have my dreams. Hi there pretty boy, let me offer you a napkin. 

yea-its-cool-ill-be-ok:

We’re not vampires

(Source: ierosion)