Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fashioning My Cyber Microcosm: Much Ado About Blogging

Yesterday marked my one month of blogging to the day!

Sheesh, I can't really believe it's been a month already! And I feel like I haven't even touched the proverbial tip of the iceberg-- there's just so much I want to write about. I have to be frank in that I didn't think I'd last this long with writing a blog, but hey! That's what I love about the future, you never know how it'll turn out-- and what's more is I've managed to comfortably find my style niche; I consider my style mostly victorian,  a touch of steampunk, a dash of burlesque and a whole lot of romanticism. All it took was for me to just keep writing and doing what I do best to really make it that much more obvious to me.
Preparing to write this post!

So onto hopes for the future of this blog!

  • I would really love to be able to do a 100 increment reader giveaways, but that currently is a little far from its goal-- it could easily change!
  • I have plans to do a trick & treat giveaway every Halloween; you see I love Halloween, but to me it isn't just about the spookyness or awesome batty and skull goodness... it's about the joy of giving! People look forward every year to dress up, decorate and give candy. So I have taken it upon myself to see Halloween as my own gift giving holiday... so this upcoming Halloween expect some awesome treats! And if by fortune this converges paths with the first, it'll definitely be a huge prize.
  • I may add my adventures in make up land, depending on the chances of me investing into a better cosmetic collection. I have been dying to try brands like Sugar Pill and Urban Decay.
  • I may add a sort of 'question corner', whereas readers send me their crafty or gothy fashion dilemmas and I can either divvy out what I know, or try it myself and post progress and completions.
  • At one point or another I must try or make one of those blog challenges.
That's about all the prospects I can think of currently.
In more news:

I was recently tagged by Karoliina Kalma of Bones & Lillies blog for another Liebster Award.

Since I was first awarded this back in late July I will revert to the 11 facts about me: here .

To answer her questions:

1. If you could be any fairytale character, who/what would you be?
That's hard to say, I haven't read many story books. I've always loved how the evil queens have been portrayed aesthetically, but I've felt that I could identify best with Helena from Midsummer Nights Dream.

2. What's your favourite dish to prepare?
This changes depending on my flavor of the month. Last month it was my own recipe of fried chicken coupled with grilled asparagus in a balsamic and honey glaze. This month, my hubby has me intent on fajitas. I guess the one thing that is constant in these two months is that I am cooking chicken-- but that may very well change in the next month.

3. Do you play games? If yes, what are your three favourite games and why?
I am a gamer at heart, though my hubby and our little circle of friends like to joke that I am a fairweather gamer... that might be true, but I have played games as much as I have crafted. My favorites are quite simple, as they are the only games I find have good replay value regardless of age. Cooking Mama series, Legend of Zelda, and Tomb Raider... and that is just three that I can recall I have played several times in the past.
I'm looking forward to playing the early release of Guild Wars 2 this weekend and seeing how it pans out as an MMO. After playing WoW for 7 years and playing the much hyped release of ToR and other MMO's I have expectations that can't be helped as a consumer.

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? (And for how long?)
Germany! I've had this image of Germany in my head for as long as I can remember-- being the homeland of my favorite band, it's always been like this special place in my head. Being older I have realistic expectations now, but the desire to visit hasn't changed, and if it did turn out that I loved it as much as I did in my mind then I'd definitely consider moving permanently.

5. What are the best qualities in the area you live in?
Rock formations can be beautiful...

6. What's your favourite piece of clothing?
Currently it is my Louise Black Corset-- but it changes... a few months ago it was my lace victorian boots.

7. How long have you blogged?
Yesterday was actually my one month anniversary!

8. Who do you feel you write your blog for? What do you imagine your typical reader to be like?
It's a combination of myself and the reader; I've never considered myself knowledgeable in much, but fashion and crafts is something I feel that I can state some claim into since I devote my life and career aspirations to it.I try not to make it too much about me and my home life so much as where my inspiration lies or the process I go through to complete or put something together. I imagine my regular reader to be someone with relatively the same inclinations aesthetically speaking.

9. Do you have one favourite band? If yes, why are they above all the rest for you?
I have one band that stands alone amongst the things I listen to: Rammstein. Mainly because their discovery is forever joined in my head as the discovery of the fashions of goth and many other fond and delightful memories. I'm not very industrial anymore, as I've changed with the lapse of time... but they remain a profound source of goodness for me.

10. What housework is your least favourite?
Dishes. Abhor it. Never willingly do them-- would prefer cleaning the bathroom to doing them.

11. Do you have a favourite blog?
Honestly? Yours Bones & Lillies. It's so well put together, and I feel that our style tastes are quite alike or really very similar.

I really would love to hear all the answers in my previous questions so I'll just ask them again here:

1. If you could live anywhere and be anything, what and where would it be?
2. Have you seen any kind of "wonder of the world" attraction, and if so which? ( ex. Grand Canyon, Northern Lights, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge...)
3. You're a chef-- what's today's special?
4. In the past month (not "ever"), what was one limited item you wanted SO badly but ended up not buying and deeply regret that decision?
5. You just won a $500 gift card, where is it for and what will you buy there?
6. How do you resolve a conflict? "Make love not war, man" or "Let's find the happy median" or "DEMS FIGHTN WORDS!!!1!"
7. You just won backstage passes-- what show/band are they for?
8. Au naturel or Eau de toilette (no perfume or perfume)? If you chose perfume, what is your favorite scent or scent combo?
9. When you die will you be buried or cremated? And during your funeral will your casket be open or closed, and why?
10. What's your idea of a romantic or awesome day out?
11. If you could learn an ancient fighting style, from which culture would you pick?

I tag:

(missing 4 but feel free to suggest yourself).


Now comes the point in our story where we say tah tah for now!
Here's to many more months and possibly years of blogtastic blogging about gothic fashion and crafts!
Blogging the blogtastically bloggerific... blargh!

Featured self made top:

Another recent excursion into the wonders of bleach art! Freehanded onto a completely synthetic fiber content top.

Keep it spooky, readers!


  1. Well, first of all thank you for awarding my blog :)! It's my first award ever, yay :D!

    >5. What are the best qualities in the area you live in?
    Rock formations can be beautiful...

    You live in Arizona, right? I think it's a wonderful place! I took amazing pictures when I was there some years ago: I loved to see the horizon while riding through the desert, besides I took countless pictures of the sky, so blue and overwhelming... I didn't see a sky like that in the East Coast or in Europe, just in the Western states.
    I don't know what it's like to live there, of course :) I was there as a tourist, but I really liked and I'd love to go there again!

  2. Thanks for the Liebster Award! I just finished it up about two minutes ago. I loved your questions they were fun to answer =D

  3. Thanks for The liebster Award. I actually did that post a few months back though. I wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog!

  4. Hey :)
    I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Obituary Challenge :D

  5. I really like your blog, I was going to tag you for the Liebster but you already have one. Thanks for following me, just letting you know I moved all my stuff across to my main blog, and I'd love it if you followed me there! :)

  6. That tshirt is fabulous! Never thought bleach on a synthetic would turn out that well - amazing! :D

    1. To be honest I didn't think it would take lol-- it did take a little while to show up, but eventually it did and I was really surprised. I tried other fabrics like stretch velvet but nothing happened. This top is one of those work out tops that is not completely slick feeling like lycra. Doesn't have any natural fiber listed in the tag... so I don't know why it worked lol.


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