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Sep

kaldannan said: 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.

brokenponycutiemark:

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. 

The Infamous BlueJay and tonight’s awesome shirt.

Alllllllso, UPS hasn’t shown up with my S2 of Hannibal yet. 

nevertrustastegosaurus said: 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 GOTHNESS LEVEL. 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

arabellastrangely:

Literature Meme [1/2] Authors. Angela Carter.

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

arabellastrangely:

Literature Meme [1/2] Authors. Angela Carter.

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”

alvadee:

There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.

Do you think I will see the Great Pumpkin today?! *u*

(Source: officerbobrovsky)

DAMMIT, ALEX, NOW I’M EARWORMED AND MUST SWITCH TO THE BANDOM PLAYLIST FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. That’s it, I’m making you listen to the new FOB single when you come over tomorrow.

::shakes fist at StuntHusband::

theoctoberbear:

theblacklacedandy:

kateordie:

goddamnstupidusername:

Ve Neill is my favorite makeup artist of all time. 

A total legend, for sure.

*bows to her skill*

Much love for Auntie Ve!

brokenponycutiemark:

I feel like I’ve been slightly more picking-on than normal towards the StuntWife. As an olive branch, I offer this video of Panic! at the Disco covering “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Awww, talented little woobies. I’m also rather fond of their cover of “Science Fiction Double Feature”.

P!atD are not as close to my heart as my rock star crush objects MCR, and they don’t quite elicit the same "HELLO ANTHEMS OF CRAZYCAKES!" reaction that FOB do, but they’re still talented and adorable creatures. 

::goes back to listening to Phantasmagoria for the day::

COMING SOON: Seattle area gothy/alt yard sale!

gothiccharmschool:

gothiccharmschool:

Seattle-ish people, mark your calendars! The wonderful Jennifer Lovely has offered to host a yard sale! (If you are a Seattle gothy type and want to come sell stuff, that’s fine, too.)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27TH IN WEST SEATTLE!
8836 18th Ave SW
Seattle 98106
1pm to 6ish (We’re goths, none of this morning start time nonsense.)

A reminder! A reminder for you peeps that if you can, you really really should come to this! A reminder to myself to get back to sorting and culling!

REMINDER REMINDER REMINDER!

mortisia:

Phantom Manor is an attraction located in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris. Sharing a similar theme with the Haunted Mansion attractions at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, it opened with Euro Disneyland on April 12, 1992. The attraction combines a walk-through portion with Omnimover vehicles called Doombuggies, and features special effects and Audio-Animatronics. This version of the popular Haunted Mansion rides has a different plot line which is similar to that of The Phantom of the Opera. It is also designed to be scarier and darker than the other Haunted Mansion rides. The ride also has a unique soundtrack not featured in the American and Japanese versions. Read More || Edit

Must. Go. There.

TANZEN!

brokenponycutiemark:

Ceremony is Saturday night. The StuntWife and I shall be in attendance! FINALLY! MUSIC AND DRESSING UP AND DANCING.

Whew. Was going a little spare there.

dollsahoy:

geekygothgirl:

halloweencrafts:

halloweencrafts: DIY Rodarte Couture Inspired Tights. Throwback Halloween 2012.

DIY Rodarte Inspired Tights from Cocorosa here. Or really great Zombie tights to finish off a costume. EDIT: I wonder if Cocorosa knows these are pinned on almost every Pinterest Halloween Board as a Zombie costume inspiration.


On the one hand this is a pretty cute look but on the other hand the idea of cutting holes in my tights on purpose kind of gives me hives. 

I would never cut holes in new tights (DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH COOL TIGHTS CAN COST????), but, tights that get damaged in the course of being worn…this could make such an event less-sad…

Peeps, how do you think goths achieved that layered, tattered look Back In The Day? Most of us were broke, and didn’t want to throw out tights just because they had a few holes or runs. So we started layering them, and decided we liked the look!
(There are tutorials on YouTube on how to shred tights. I am agog that people need this sort of tutorial.)

dollsahoy:

geekygothgirl:

halloweencrafts:

halloweencrafts: DIY Rodarte Couture Inspired Tights. Throwback Halloween 2012.

DIY Rodarte Inspired Tights from Cocorosa here. Or really great Zombie tights to finish off a costume. EDIT: I wonder if Cocorosa knows these are pinned on almost every Pinterest Halloween Board as a Zombie costume inspiration.

On the one hand this is a pretty cute look but on the other hand the idea of cutting holes in my tights on purpose kind of gives me hives. 

I would never cut holes in new tights (DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH COOL TIGHTS CAN COST????), but, tights that get damaged in the course of being worn…this could make such an event less-sad…

Peeps, how do you think goths achieved that layered, tattered look Back In The Day? Most of us were broke, and didn’t want to throw out tights just because they had a few holes or runs. So we started layering them, and decided we liked the look!

(There are tutorials on YouTube on how to shred tights. I am agog that people need this sort of tutorial.)

jennacide-and-revolution said: 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.