Friday, 29 May 2015

May 2015

General Life Stuff

It's super warm outside! Our A/C broke last year but this year our landlord is actually making an attempt to fix it. I hope it works out well because I get the feeling we'll have a few really hot days this summer. I am spiritually awakened by all this great weather. I get excited to go out at night, especially when I go to the park to see the bats. One flew so close to me the other night, I could hear it's wings flapping! :D Although the weather has been great I'm kind of bummed, I missed so much of my favorite season while I was in the hospital. I only caught the tail end of the blooming apple and magnolia trees and all the tulips and daffodils. I miss my parents' home, where there are large lilac bushes planted by the windows. When I lived there I would open up my bedroom window and gorgeous floral aromas came pouring in. I'd love something like that again. When I buy my first house with my fiancé, I would like to look for a home with a great yard and lilac bushes or cherry trees.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Gothic Green Thumb: Plant Talk

Can love and nurturing grow a garden?

I'm sure many of us recall Morticia Addams cooing to her beloved African Strangler, Cleopatra, but can love and encouraging words really have an effect on the growth and quality of our botanical buddies?

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Cemetery Photo Shoot: A matter of taste

Artsy? Tasteless? Kitsch? 

Although it seems customary within the Gothic scene, I find cemetery photo shoots a rather awkward idea for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, the question of taste comes into mind. In my lifetime it is likely that I have seen over a hundred images of Goths photographed in cemeteries, some of which appear harmless whereas others are distasteful and cringe worthy. Not to mention they are about as cliché as the Goths-up-trees photos (tradition courtesy of Robert Smith). Overall, I have no real problem with these images, provided the cemetery goer is respectful and chooses to photograph themselves (or friends) in an artistic and mindful way. That means no gyrating or dry humping grave plots or headstones.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Happy World Goth Day!

What is "Goth" to me?

Last year I celebrated World Goth Day with a pic and a small caption, this year I had plans of writing a long drawn out, well researched article about my feelings about what it is to be "Goth". Since my recovery has monopolized my time, I'm not able to invest as much into this year's post as I had hoped to. The message, however, remains the same.

Monday, 11 May 2015

A slow recovery

It was my intention to write a sewing post, a fashion post, sell some crap, make some art, but guess what I'm doing instead? I'm lying in a hospital bed with tubes coming out of me. >:( I had mentioned before that they discovered a hematoma in my abdomen, apparently it's been causing more problems. I was enduring excruciating pain when going to the bathroom, and ten days after surgery I felt I should be improving not getting worse. I visited my family doctor with concerns of a urinary tract infection, he prescribed me with antibiotics but told me to go to ER if I felt worse.
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