rogueofstorms asked me:
No love for Queen of the Damned? :(
I adore huge parts of QotD. The opening section with Marius at the vampire bar, Daniel and Armand, the Talamasca and Jesse, the sections set at the concert with Lestat’s band … all of those are delightful. I just find that my attention wanders when Akasha starts expounding at length about her philosophy.
Because I’m sure you all want to know, my reading preferences of the Vampire Chronicles go: The Vampire Lestat is always my favorite, and my favor shifts between Queen of the Damned and Interview depending on how much brooding soul-searching I’m in the mood for. (And honestly, the manga adaptation from Claudia’s point of view may eventually become my preferred version of Interview.)
To sum up: Vaaaaaampires. Snarky, hedonistic vampires. Also, I need a gray velvet frock coat. (I may wear my red velvet one tomorrow, just because.)
(I also may start yet another re-read of Lestat during bathtime tonight. Because why not?)
And to continue on from that massive text post about Dracula and how he’s not a romantic figure: I prefer Lestat from the Interview With The Vampire & The Vampire Lestat eras. Lestat is supposed to be the Brat Prince, rejoicing in his vampiric nature and causing havoc because it sounds it sounds like a good time to him. Lestat from The Body Thief, Memnoch The Devil, and so on? I find disappointing. Which is one of the reasons that The Vampire Lestat is a comfort read book for me, but later stories in the Vampire Chronicles are not.
Well okay, then, I’m in. Victorian(ish) setting and vampires. YES.
I’m not sure what it means that one way to perk myself up when I am having a chaotic, stressful day is to apply black lipstick. Besides that I’m an ElderGoth, I mean. That part is obvious.
Dear Portland Black Lipstick Co., thank you for making the best black lipstick I’ve ever tried.
jadedhavok replied to your photo: Goth at the Office: no, I’m not thinking of trying…
You seem like you might have the answer to a question I seek: I have slightly larger calves that most girls apparently do. Do they make boots (knee high) to fit girls that aren’t stick-thin in the legs?
I know some companies do make boots for larger calf sizes, and there are zip-in insets you can get that essentially add a gusset to knee-high boots. Personally, I either stick with lace-up boots, or I take the boots in question to a cobbler and have them stretch the calves. (Something I’ve had to do with every pair of Fluevog boots I’ve ever owned, BTW.)
It’s interesting, because I’ve never thought of my calves as particularly large, but I’ve certainly known the vexation of not being able to zip boots up.
IMPORTANT TIP: find a cobbler in your area. Not only can they stretch the calves of boots, they can stretch toe-boxes on footwear that are slightly too narrow, they can (usually) custom-dye leather, and (MOST IMPORTANT) they can re-sole and re-heel your boots, thus letting you get years more wear from them.