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Apr

i-see-light:

Guess what I’m reading for the millionth time I’ll give you a hint it starts with “interview” and ends with arson and child death

These are wonderful. Also, the hint as to which book these are from is INCREDIBLY accurate.

In times of trouble

Ellen Ripley comes to me 

Speaking words of wisdom

Nuke the entire site from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

(Source: jillsandwich)

The Return of the Elder Goth Surprise Boxes!

On Friday, April 4th (two days from now!), I will be offering 10 Elder Goth Surprise Boxes for sale! (Spare cash, we needs it.)

What each Surprise box will contain:

  • A vintage gothy magazine.
  • Gothy cosmetic items.
  • A random assortment of gothy ephemera. (Concert tickets, fliers, cards, and so on.)
  • A classic book associated with Gothic. (Classic horror novels, gothic romances with lurid covers, that sort of thing.)
  • A random assortment of gothy DIY supplies. (Ribbon, lace, bits of jewelry, and so on.)
  • Other interesting and odd things as they appear out of the Storage Room o’ Doom.

The price: $37.50 ($25 for the goodies, $12.50 for shipping.)

The boxes go on sale on FRIDAY, there will be a post with all the instructions!

Evil Queen Outfit Appreciation

I’ve seen maybe two episodes of this show (I know, I know, I’ll get around to it), but. Her clothes! All of them! Bring them to me! 

(Source: sulietsexual)

shadyoaks:


 patricia-von-black

Can we all just sit here for a moment and appreciate how fucking gorgeous Maila Nurmi was even as she aged? 

This is my goal for getting old

age awesomely and look like a glamorous witch

I’ve reblogged this before, and I don’t care. Also, shadyoaks commentary is PERFECT. "age awesomely and look like a glamorous witch."

(Source: the-prince-of-vaudeville)

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Apr

Tales from the Front Lines of the Tattoo Shop: 5 Fallacies that you Need to Stop Believing about Tattoo Artists Right Now

staxilicious:

most of these are shocking that anyone would believe them. 

BUT!!! the “dont have someone else design your tattoo” one is not always true. If you are looking for a clean line style of tattoo, rather than a photo realistic one, you certainly can have someone else design in, for many tattoo artists. The trick is that they need to have the right kind of ink for their copier or printer to be able to copy it to transferable ink that they can print onto your skin in the exact same way that those temp tattoos did when we were children. The artist can then trace the lines with the tattoo gun. (I dated a tattoo artist for a little while and remained friends with him afterwards). 

Also, if your tattoo artist doesn’t have or use an autoclave to sterilize their equipment, or use brand new needles for each tattoo, leave. 

Never trust a tattoo artist willing to tattoo your body if you are drunk or on drugs (check out their clientele).

Always visit your tattoo artist to check out their shop and their brag book. Make sure that the quality of their work is really want you are looking for. Make sure that you feel comfortable around them, as you are going to be there a while, even for a small piece. Make sure their shop is clean. Make sure they use gloves, and that they are willing/able to use gloves you aren’t allergic to (if you have glove allergies like latex). Make sure they use high quality ink, and can tell you about the ones they use and why. 

I’m going to jump in here and talk a little bit about the “The craft of the tattoo is constrained by technical limitations that only your tattooist will understand and because of this, he or she will need to ensure that your tattoo is rendered in a way that makes for a tattoo that will not only look good when finished but also stand the test of time” part:

Out of the eight tattoos I currently have, only one of them was not drawn/designed by the RealHusband, and that’s because I had it done before we were even dating. However, before I get a design inked on me, I schedule a consultation with my tattooist (Joe Who at piercedheartstattooparlor!) so he can review the art and give his feedback about any details that may need to be changed or resized. Joe’s input before the actual appointment is a vital part of the process.

The next tattoo I want is a version of the Ace of Pumpkins from the Halloween tarot:

I say “a version of”, because I’m going to (eventually) have the RealHusband create his take on it; I love the symbolism, but the art style (while adorable) isn’t the sort of thing I want permanently etched on me. And when the RealHusband has created that art, I will take it to Joe for his opinion.

TL;DR: yes, ask your tattooist’s opinion, but it’s your body and your tattoo: you have the final say.

(Source: sepiachord)

Apparently the solution to me being full of RAAAAR and grump and cranky is to pack me off to hang out with my StuntSherlock, and more importantly, my goddaughter Princess Tickybox. Don’t get me wrong, my StuntSherlock is one of my dearest friends, but when I’m in a really bad mood? I need to spend time with the almost-9 year old kid. 

She’s like, the CAT OF DARKNESS! Isn’t that cute?!
Princess Tickybox
Get me some … DRAMATIC PAUSE!
Princess Tickybox, proving she’s my goddaughter.
intoaspirin:

Unusual Victorian Renaissance revival hexagonal terrarium. English, Circa 1860-70
The six canted glass sides of the top and bottom section all framed with well carved moldings and details including gothic arches. The collection of rare plants from all over the world was a popular pastime as well as a serious pursuit. Easier travel advanced the sciences, especially botany. “Collectors” would show off their field specimens and treasures at home in these specially made, often elaborate, display cases. The terrarium is a direct descendent of the Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth’s water cycle, trapping and recycling the available moisture and encouraging growth.

intoaspirin:

Unusual Victorian Renaissance revival hexagonal terrarium. English, Circa 1860-70

The six canted glass sides of the top and bottom section all framed with well carved moldings and details including gothic arches. The collection of rare plants from all over the world was a popular pastime as well as a serious pursuit. Easier travel advanced the sciences, especially botany. “Collectors” would show off their field specimens and treasures at home in these specially made, often elaborate, display cases. The terrarium is a direct descendent of the Wardian case (invented 1829 by Dr. Nathaniel Ward) which can closely replicate the Earth’s water cycle, trapping and recycling the available moisture and encouraging growth.

fullcravings:

Homemade Waffles with Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

YES. Bring these to me. 
Well drat, the Woody Nightshade (solanum dulcamara) in our yard hasn’t started sprouting yet. I wanted to start taking some clippings to dry for an eventual necklace. 
And while I would love to grow some proper Deadly Nightshade (atropa belladonna), my horrible luck with plants means it’s probably a bad idea. 

Well drat, the Woody Nightshade (solanum dulcamara) in our yard hasn’t started sprouting yet. I wanted to start taking some clippings to dry for an eventual necklace. 

And while I would love to grow some proper Deadly Nightshade (atropa belladonna), my horrible luck with plants means it’s probably a bad idea. 

bobbycaputo:

Portraits of the London Punk Movement of the 1970s and ’80s

On Jan. 13, 1973, Derek Ridgers remembers pushing his way through the crowd at Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert, climbing over the fence and joining the press to photograph the rock legend. At the time, Ridgers worked in advertising and was surprised how easy it was to fake being a press photographer. He quickly realized a camera could help him approach his heroes and idols; he has been photographing famous bands and musicians ever since.

Ridgers, however, didn’t focus his camera solely on the stage. In 1976, he turned his attention toward another group of people: a loud and energetic crowd of punks. “What could be more photogenic then punks in clubs?” he asked. His new book, 78-87 London Youthfull of portraits of painted faces, colored hair, tattoos, and eccentric clothing, proves his point.

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goodnessyesgothiccharmschool:

Happy April Fool’s Day! (And happy birthday to the Stunt Husband!)

Hee hee hee hee! Yes, photoshop ALL the top hats onto my head! 

goodnessyesgothiccharmschool:

Happy April Fool’s Day! (And happy birthday to the Stunt Husband!)

Hee hee hee hee! Yes, photoshop ALL the top hats onto my head! 

All of her wardrobe. Yes. She’s a huge influence on Romantic Goth fashion, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

americangothgirl:

Stevie