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.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Halloween Hunt

Hey, readers.  Popping in to recommend a facebook page to check out.  It's called Hill House.  The page is run by Sarah Hill.  She's a collector of Halloween stuff and does reviews of items that she finds at stores and online.

So, if you're looking for spooky home decor, I suggest giving Hill House a follow.  Til next time.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Bitch, Where You Been?

Hey, readers.  Sorry yet again for another long absence.  I've just been spending the month brainstorming topic ideas for the podcast that I want to do.  It's most likely going to focus on stuff that's going on in the entertainment world.  Doesn't sound very goth does it?

What can I say?  Ranting about movies and movie news is just one of the other things that I like to do.  Not gonna dive into a full blown podcast just yet.  Gonna start small with chats on discord.  Once I get a flow going, that's when I'll move to podcasting.

Don't worry.  I'll still post about goth-related stuff and other spooky happenings.  That's something that I'm not planning on giving up on anytime soon.  Til next time. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Doctors and Brainstorming

Hey, readers.  Spent the last few weeks being poked by doctors.  Good news, I'm fine.  Other good news, I got some new glasses.  I've also been getting out a little more.

In a previous post, I mentioned that I wanted to open an online shop and sell my handmade jewelry.  Due to lacking the funds and supplies, that plan's being put on hold.  Maybe something I revisit in the future.  Lately, there's been another idea that I've been toying with.  

Thinking about starting a podcast.  Nothing's been set in stone.  Still need to figure out what the podcast would be about and who I would get as guests.  Got some serious brainstorming to do on that.

Before I end this post, I wanted to quickly plug my discord server.  If you consider yourself to be a creative person (writer, filmmaker, artist, etc.), then I recommend checking it out.  It's pretty much a hub for fellow creators to come share their work, critique, get advice or just hangout.  Link can be found in the header.  Til next time.