Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Masterpost

I had so many plans for Halloween posts that failed to materialize. We had a bit of trouble getting wifi set up in our new house and I've only just got it back. Let me tell you, you don't realize how much you use the internet until you're completely deprived of it for a couple weeks. Homework was a nightmare.

Instead of all the fun, creative things I had planned to write I'm going to do one big (Really big) Halloween roundup and save those ideas for next year. Let's see how long I can go before I bore you to a premature death. So, to start off, how about some books that will get you in the Halloween spirit? Many may be rereads, but they'll always be great.


Of course, then you've got movies. Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without a few scary (or hilariously cheesy) movies. There's a little for everyone here.




Us Goths really listen to 'spooky' music all year round, but having a specific Halloween playlist is always fun. Here are some of the things I have on mine.

Everyday is Halloween- Ministry

Monsters in Tinsel Town- Astrovamps

Filistata- Stolen Babies

Don't Fear the Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult

Moundshroud- Cinema Strange

Mommy's little monsters- Creature Feature (Though you might as well just play all of their songs)

Dragula- Rob Zombie

Dead Man's Autochop- Specimen

Day of the Dead- Voltaire (I was very tempted to put Brainz)

Here are some quick and fun crafts to spice up your house.

And of course, here are some of my favorite posts so far dealing with Halloween.

If you've made it this far down, I visited a haunted corn maze last weekend and it was fantastic. They put a lot of effort into it. We got lost several times only to be chased back by some horror (The chainsaws...*shudders*) and I was suitably terrifed. Not to mention it was only $8. Let me tell you, I always recommend haunted corn mazes. Go out searching!

What is everyone dressing up as? I'm going as Cecil from Welcome to Nightvale. My headcannon is more or less the popular one with included third eye and tentacle tattoos. I'm planning an actual cosplay for April so I figured this would get me halfway there. Pictures to come in a few days.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Outfit Dump (Hey look, I'm a Zombie!)

Blogger ate my post! I did this entire thing once already, went to publish it, and it disappeared. Hopefully second time's the charm. Anyway, I've been living out of a suitcase for 6 weeks now, and I think it's going pretty well. I've managed to throw together a bunch of outfits and I figured I'd dump all the pictures here in one big post. You know, I've noticed around here that nose piercings are a dime a dozen. It seem to be the thing to have. One on hand, it's nice because people don't care. On the other,  sometimes it's fun to break societal norms and be a little different. It makes me want to get some new ones more than ever. Of course, the lip is out of the question till I move out, but I ought to start getting the rings I want in my ear where my hair is short

My new tie from Goodwill~
New tights from Target~
My beloved Lip Service shirt.

I bought this dress at H&M a few months back.
Because cats.
This Trash and Vaudeville jacket is one of my favorites.
I mean just look at those shoulders.
Beautiful bathroom shot from my new school.
I may or may not have gone on a zombie walk with my friends.
The picture doesn't really do the costume justice, but I was quite proud.

I've actually got another new Trash and Vaudeville jacket which I completely forgot to take pictures of. However, since this is already a picture heavy post I think I'll throw in these sketches of Cecil I've been doing. I need to get started on some Carlos ones pronto. If you're not currently listening to Welcome to Nightvale, you need to be. It's brilliant.

I subscribe to white haired, one eyed, tentacled Cecil.
Because he's adorable.

Hiding from Management. Poor baby.

I promise to write something a bit more substantial for next time. Maybe I'll get started on a Halloween related post. That time of year is upon us once more ;)

Monday, October 7, 2013

15 Songs I've Been Listening to Lately (Goth-friendy Version)

It's far too limiting to stick to a strictly 'Goth' playlist so I'm going to go with a Goth-friendly one. That way I can sneak some deathrock, punk, metal, etc. in here if I feel like it. I'm also going to avoid super obvious things like Bauhaus, The Cure, or The Sisters of Mercy, though Siouxsie did manage to worm her way in here.

His Box- Dali's Car

No one ever really talks about Peter Murphy's little experiment with Dali's Box. It was short-lived, but they produced a few fantastic songs.

Cinnamon Spider- Jack Off Jill

Jack Off Jill has been one of my favorite bands for years now. Jessicka's sickly sweet vocals which can switch to a scream in the blink of an eye are certainly something to behold. I had difficuly picking just one song, (Rabiteen, Vivica, and Nazi Halo were up there) but I like this one's energy.

Draconian Crackdown- Rasputina

Rasputina is fantastic. That electric cello makes me extraordinarily happy. I'd also recommend Transylvanian Concubine, Things I'm Gonna Do, and 1816, The Year Without a Summer to get a better idea of their music.

Everyday is Halloween- Ministry

This song is a bit of a classic as well, and a song a lot of Goths can relate to. I love this song as well as Ministry's first album, but I'm afraid I can't stand anything that came afterwards.

The Creatures are Having Fun with the Hollywood Dreamblaster- Murder at the Registry

Well that title's quite a mouthful isn't it? I don't have much by Murder at the Registry because I'm lazy and haven't bothered downloading more music, but I love what I have. For some reason, Blogger is refusing to recognize that videos involving this group exist, so if you'd like to hear them I'm afraid you'll have to Youtube it...

Blur the Technicolor- White Zombie

Sometimes you just need some angry, energetic, heavy metal to sing along to and White Zombie always does the trick for me.

The Headless Waltz- Voltaire

I heard somewhere that Volatire is coming to Tampa and I'm dying a bit on the inside. If we were still in Florida I'd be going to see him. So not only did I miss a Depeche Mode concert, but also the chance to see Voltaire. Ugh.

That was a Lie- Scarlet's Remains

I don't have a whole lot of Scarlet's Remains on my Ipod, but I've been feeling in a Deathrock-y mood lately. Actually, in retrospect I think I've been listening to a lot of Cinema Strange as well.

Aim for the Head- Creature Feature

Creature Feature is good cheesy fun. All of their songs are campy and wonderful. Now that Halloween is coming up I tend to listen to them even more.

Night Shift- Siouxsie and the Banshees

In all honesty, I used to not like Siouxsie, and looking back the idea seems preposterous. Nowadays she's on repeat all the time. Juju in particular.

This Charming Man- The Smiths

It's really hard for me to pick a favorite song by the Smiths. The gloomy, dreamy sounds of Morrisey's voice are wonderful when you want to relax. If we're being honest, a lot of their music is very similar, but they're always enjoyable.

Gutter Glitter- Switchblade Symphony

 Switchblade Symphony Rocks. Enough said.

Burning Skies- Tones on Tail

Notice how I've managed to include both Peter Murphy and Daniel Ash in this post without actually using Bauhaus? Tones on Tail has a fun, quirky sound that I fell in love with right away and I've actually got one of their records.

Dead Stars- Covenant

Normally, I'm not one for electronic, beep-y type EBM, but I happen to like this song.

Baby Turns Blue- Virgin Prunes

I confess I can't really get into the Virgin Prunes. However, I adore this song and though it's probably the only one that will ever make its way to my Ipod it'll remain a favorite.

A few recent developments here in Kelowna. For starters, I can't stay away from the arcade (Which is hardly unusual behavior, but it's closer now so I can get there easier) and when I found out that they had an X-Men VS Streetfighter game I just about died. It's great. Also, I'm watching American Horror Story and really enjoying it. I'm into the second season now, and liking it even more than the first, though it's a tad too complicated.