Friday, September 6, 2019

What's on the Tube? 3


Hey, readers.  Welcome back to What's on the Tube.  The blog segment where I talk about and share the channels of lesser known goth youtubers.  Time to dive in.

  • GothCast Video: Run by Dr. Sanders, this channel deals in spooky things.  These spooky things can range from music to thrift store finds.
  • Obscura Undead: On their channel, Azy and Maus cover goth music news and reviews in a talk show format.  They also have a website dedicated to music reviews, interviews and lifestyle posts.
  • Aytakk: Elitist Joe is gonna Elitist Joe.  Deal with it.
  • Miss E (A.K.A Madame Absinthe): A channel about a goth girl who loves making epic clothing, wearing crazy make-up and going on outrageous adventures.

That's it for this installment of What's on the Tube.  
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Monday, August 12, 2019

This is.....


Hey, readers.  Halloween season is now upon us.  Here's an affordable way to goth up your shopping experience.  While out hunting for spooky items or running general errands, use Halloween themed reusable shopping bags.  These can be found in stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Home Goods.

Besides the cool designs, the best part about these bags is that they only cost 99 cents.  So, stock up!  Here's my small collection of skelly bags.  Regular readers of my blog will probably recognize the 2 larger bags from previous posts.  Originally, I was going to cut them up and frame them as art.  But I changed my mind and decided to use them for their intended purpose.


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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Something Crooked this Way Comes

Hey, readers.  Got a new recommendation for you.  My friend Tricia, the illustrator behind the "Midnight, Me & Bob Macabre" book, now has a Teespring shop.  It's called Crooked House Art.  In it, she sells items that feature her creepy designs.

Here are some examples of the items that you'll find in her shop.






If sporting items with creepy art on it is your thing, swing by Crooked House Art and pick up a few things.  Be the envy of your neighborhood. XD  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.




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


Friday, June 14, 2019

Branching Out

Hey, readers.  Been keeping myself busy these past few weeks.  Finally got the Sarcasm and Coffee Podcast off the ground.  It focuses on entertainment news and movies/television shows.  I livestream the podcast Tuesday nights on Twitch.

If you can't make it to the livestreams, don't worry.  After I finish a stream, I upload it to my Youtube channel.  Links to both channels can be found in the header.  Since we're on the subject of my blog header, you might of noticed that a new "SHOP" link has been added to it.  That's because I bit the bullet and opened up a shop on Teespring.

So far, I only have 1 design available.  But if the shop does well, I'll add more in the future.  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.

Friday, May 10, 2019

What's on the Tube? 2


Hey, readers.  Welcome to another installment of What's on the Tube?  The blog segment where I talk about and share the channels of lesser known goth youtubers.  Let's get to it.

  • LeahMouse: She makes whatever videos she feels like making and puts them on her channel.  Leah also has a vlog channel.  The videos on this channel are more slice of life than the ones on her main channel.
  • Mads the Ghost: On her channel, Mads has videos that deal with goth, witchy things and the supernatural.
  • Cadaver Kelly: She is but a mere guide to the goth subculture.  Her words, not mine. XD  Kelly's videos focus on music that relates to the scene, DIY and other topics.
  • Two Broke Goths: This channel is run by Poe and Mystic.  Their videos include unboxings, DIY projects, vlogs and skits.

And so concludes this installment of What's on the Tube?  
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Greeting Cards with a Twist

Hey, readers.  A few days ago, I looked over in the "Who to follow" section on Twitter and came across a profile for an online shop that specializes in handmade Gothic and alternative greeting cards.  It's called Lilactwist Designs.  All of the cards are made to order and one off designs are added regularly.  Below are examples of some of the cards that they offer.






The shop also sells alternative wrapping paper and gift tags.  So, if you're looking for greeting cards that aren't your standard Hallmark fare, I suggest checking out Lilactwist Designs.  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.



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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Project Goth Playlist Tag


Hey, readers.  I got tagged by The House of Wyvern to do the Project Goth Playlist Tag.  Here's a quick rundown of how the tag works.
  • Suggest a band.
  • How did you find the band?
  • Additional Info: band's history, albums, etc.
  • Suggested tracks.
The band that I picked for this tag is Midnight Calling.  I found out about them via a Vampire Freaks band invite.  The gothic rock/darkwave band was formed back in October 2016 by Yasmin and Scott.  Their sound combines 80's darkwave ambience, post-punk guitar riffs and driving bass lines.  Album is still in the works.

Two tracks that I suggest checking out are Howl to the Moon and Turn on the Light.  These tracks give a feel for Midnight Calling's sound.  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.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Insane Footwear

Hey, readers.  Back with more Etsy talk.  The shop that I'll be talking about today is called Zombie Peepshow.  It's a one person operation run by Kayla Stojek.  I found out about it through The House of Wyvern, when they did a review of one of her shoe designs.

Man, these shoes are a...ma...zing!  Kayla is giving Irregular Choice a run for their money.  Her design influences come from goth, punk, horror and kawaii culture.  Check out some examples of her kick-ass work below.






Again, a...ma...zing!  If I saw this woman on the street, I'd probably throw my wallet at her.  If out there footwear is your thing, then check out Zombie Peepshow.  Til next time.



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

Friday, March 15, 2019

What's on the Tube?


Hey, readers.  Welcome to What's on the Tube?  In this new blog segment, I'll be talking about and sharing the channels of lesser known goth youtubers.  Gonna kick off this segment by listing the channels of fellow black goths that I like to follow.

  • Angel Nightmare: On his channel, Angel does make-up tutorials in a satiric/comedic manner, composes/performs original music and more.
  • Jess in King: Their channel focuses on the goth subculture from the black, disabled, geek, femme and queer perspective.
  • Only On 2 Wheels: This channel is run by Anubis Bey (A.K.A The Gothic Tech Guy).  What drew me to his channel were his videos on black goths in NYC.  Another highlight of his channel is his Thor of Midgard web series. Quite entertaining.
  • Gothic SoulFlower: Describing herself as a gothic bohemian, Gothic SoulFlower shares videos about fashion, make-up, tribal belly dancing and other things.

That concludes this episode of What's on the Tube?  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.

Monday, January 28, 2019

On the Rox

Hey, readers.  I know it's been a while since I last shared anything about webcomics on here.  But fear not.  I'm here with my latest webcomic discovery.  Came across it the other day on The Blogging Goth's facebook page.  

The webcomic is called Roxy.  It's about a woman who struggles to be an adult in the face of extreme social awkwardness.  I've read through the first 10 pages and so far, I'm digging it.  Definitely worth checking out.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

New FB Page

Hey, readers.  I decided that I want to try my hand at creating jewelry for films and other types of productions.  So, I created a new facebook page called LaStrange Creations.  The page serves as an online portfolio for my handmade jewelry designs.  Hoping this attracts other creators that will want to collaborate with me on their projects.

If you're interested in working with me or just like seeing my designs, head on over to the page and give it a like and a follow.  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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Big 5


Hey, readers.  Today, Cafe LaStrange turns 5.  Thanks for reading my blog and hopefully you'll keep reading it for another 5 years.  If you enjoy my content 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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019: The Year of ???

Hey, readers.  Happy 2019.  As you can tell by the title, I have no idea what the year is going to hold for me.  So for now, I'm just going to continue to focus on my blog and work on my podcast.  To tide you over til my next post, have a meme.


If you have not watched Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix yet, you're missing out.  Go watch it.  Like right now.  Seriously, watch it.  I command you.

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.