Friday, November 30, 2018

Podcast Update and Prezzies

Hey, readers.  Still working on getting my podcast together.  Got myself a couple of co-hosts and some ideas for topics that we might talk about in potential future episodes.  We tried doing a test run a few weeks ago.  But when I went to playback what was recorded, there was no sound.

This resulted in the test run being a bust.  I figured out what went wrong and fixed the audio problem.  It should be smooth sailing for the next test.  I also celebrated my birthday this month.  My mother cooked a special dinner, my cousin took me to the movies and I got some cool gifts.

First, we have this spooky, glittery tree.

The best part about it is that it lights up.

Well, looks like Jack now has some company.

Speaking of Jack, I also got this Jack Skellington travel mug.

For the piece de resistance, Beetlejuice.  Now, I own the movie and the animated series.

And so ends this blog post.  If you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "SUPPORT".  Til next time.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Aji's Birthday Mix '18

Hey, readers.  My birthday has arrived once again.  You know what that means?  Another playlist.  Yay!

Hope you like this one as much as my last one.  Also, if you enjoy reading my blog and want to show some love, consider donating to my ko-fi page.  The link can be found in the header under "SUPPORT".  Til next time.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Netflix and Chills

Happy Halloween!  Hope your night will be filled with treats and spooks.  As for me, I'll be spending my night watching the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on netflix.  I watched the first 2 episodes over the weekend.  Even though the message of female empowerment seemed heavy-handed in some scenes, the series is pretty good so far.

Here's a little diddy to get you in the Halloween spirit.  Til next time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Misadventures of Missi & Duke

Hey, readers.  If you don't know already, I'm a proud member of the Voltaire Signal Corps on facebook.  The purpose of this group is to spread the word about The Captain himself, Aurelio Voltaire.  Everything from his music to web series updates.  One day, someone in the group posted a video of a fan animation using one of Voltaire's songs.

The animation was the work of Daria Cohen and is part of an ongoing series called The Vampair Series.  So far, only parts 1-3 have been released.  Parts 1 and 2 featured songs by Aurelio Voltaire and part 3 featured a song by Lily Allen.  I liked what I saw and can't wait to see more from this series.  Besides youtube, you can also follow Daria Cohen on her other social media pages here, herehere and here.

For your spooky viewing pleasure, here's parts 1-3 of the Vampair Series.  Til next time.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Penny for Your Jewelry Thoughts

Hey, readers.  Happy Gothtober.  Got another Etsy find that I wanted to share with you.  The name of the shop is PennysLane.  It specializes in selling handmade beads, sugar skull jewelry and more.

If you haven't realized by now, I love sugar skulls.  So, whenever I see something related to that, I'm immediately drawn to it.  If sugar skulls aren't your thing, don't worry, the shop has plenty of non-sugar skull related items as well.  Here are some examples of what you'll find at PennysLane.

The items in this shop look amazing.  Definitely a must to check out.  Til next time.

Note: I did not take any of the pictures shown in this blog post.  All images are from PennysLane.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Bandcamp Bandwagon

Hey, readers.  Finally signed up for bandcamp.  Now, I can follow the artists that I like on there instead of bookmarking their pages.  Don't know why I didn't think to sign up sooner.  Anyway, I wanted to talk about a couple of bands that I recently started following.

The first one is October Burns Black.  A gothic rock band consisting of artists from other bands in the scene.  They described the tracks on their debut album, fault line, as a nod to the past with a distinctly forward looking orientation.  The band draws influences from death, living and dreams.  The other band that I want to talk about is Astari Nite.

Astari Nite hails from Miami, Florida.  Their sound is a mix of post-punk and new-wave.  Through their semi-cinematic productions, they explore the themes of magic, melancholy, love and submission.  These bands are worth scoping out.  So, I highly suggest you do so.

I caught wind of October Burns Black and Astari Nite from the youtuber, Skullgirdle.  You can check out her channels here and here.  Til next time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Creeping from the Shadows

Hey, readers.  Couldn't really think of anything to blog about and didn't really feel like blogging at all.  So, I went silent for all of August.  Was mostly active on facebook, twitter and instagram.  If you don't already follow me on those platforms, I suggest doing so.

August wasn't a total bust.  Toward the end of the month, I went to a craft meet-up.  The people I met were nice and I got a lot of compliments on the jewelry that I made.  A good time was had and I'm looking forward to attending more in the future.  Here are some of the pieces that I made at the meet-up.

I gave the winged heart earrings and necklace to my niece.  I kept the other pair of earrings for myself.  On to other news.  Since my mother had birthday this month, I decided to make a matching charm bracelet that goes with the charm anklet that I made for her last year.  Luckily, I had enough chain left over.

I also made her a pair of earrings.

Sorry for the month of radio silence.  I always say that I'm going to try to blog more.  But that keeps falling through.  Definitely need to work on that.  Til next time.