Jan. 2nd, 2010

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I nearly had a heart attack just now because I opened the door to my porch and there was a big black cat sitting there. Spooky returned from the grave!

I'm pretty sure Black Cat is one of a litter of ferals in the neighborhood over the summer; it's a pretty distinctive litter since unlike most of them, they're all black and white cats -- no orange tabbies. They're old enough to start prowling...

I think I'm going to start taking a more active role caretaking for the local ferals; the old man who lived here before me took care of them before he died, and I really ought to honor both his and my dead kitty's memory.

We've had several grey feral cats (including one semi-friendly one) and now these siblings make it a big bunch. They all hang out in my yard because of all the abandoned ancient houses and sheds right along the edge of the woods. Mostly they're just hungry, so I figure if I feed them, the local wildlife actually stands a better chance. My local humane society also has a TNR (trap-neuter-release) program, which I'm going to see if can trap and take in some of these -- particularly the siblings, as they still hang around together, and I imagine that's a population explosion waiting to happen. Plus, it could cut down on the potential fights.


Besides, the blue jays apparently love catfood, too. Heh.

Witch witch

Jan. 2nd, 2010 08:49 pm
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I wish there were something like the SCA for fantasy characters. You know, like a LARP, but without any actual gaming, because -- BIG SECRET -- I actually find the gaming part pretty boring. I like costuming, pretty much.

Wait... maybe I can go hang out with the Harry Potter people. It's not my favorite series ever -- not that I have anything against it, mind you, but blah blah blah male messiah wizard blah blah lacks firelizards blah blah -- but I bet they'll understand my wand fetish.

I have this deep, burning desire to simply dress like a cartoon witch. I don't particularly fangirl anything, I don't want to pretend to be a character, I just... like costumes. It's all I can do to keep my everyday attire from looking like something out of a Jill Thompson comic.

I'm pretty sure I've alienated and driven off most of the angsty steampunk people, but really, I do get the costuming bit. Mind, I don't like the aesthetic (and I don't get why people get offended by this: unrelieved brown and airships are simply not my thing) but it seems weird that some steampunks (steampunkers?) don't admit how very roleplay the hobby is... it's NOT a legitimate street fashion by any stretch of the imagination. It's costuming. And there's nothing wrong with costuming! But come now, anything that involves pretend weaponry = costume. Come oooooooooooooon. The best steampunk is done by the hardcore cosplayers, because they KNOW how to costume, and look damn good doing it.

Heh, come to think of it, historical costuming people have the opposite problem -- the lolitas were always jumping down their throats, "NOT LOLI ENOUGH!" "Uh, no; it's a costume." I think that's mostly resolved itself now, though.

I'm going to start my Witch Fashion trend. It's not like I'm sitting here wearing a jumper dress, a cape, and a crow skull necklace or anything. Where DO the Harry Potter people hang out?
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Okay, I lied. I'm supposed to be less materialistic and more frugal and all, but...

Cosmetics Stuff:

Remember when I did that rundown of black lippies? Check out the coverage on SoBe Botanicals GothStix! BUH!

I... want... many of those. One thing that really baffles me with a lot of mineral makeup companies is why they don't do more wacky colors. (Aromaleigh has a whole "omg so freaky and bright" eyeshadow line, and yet all her lip stuff is blah reddish. It's no harder to throw black minerals into the pot than red, so... I guess she's worried about not getting enough orders, since she makes hers ahead of time, but still. Kind of blah.)

Since this company is made-to-order, you can even choose any one of the 300 (!!!) flavors. I'm a dork, so I'd want to coordinate the colors and flavors... I want:

Batty (black) - Trick or Treat (candy)
Gothique (blackened purple) - Clove
Tragic (golden green) - Witches' Brew
Greyscale (grey) - Earl Grey
and maybe
Blackened Rose - Gingerbread (or Mexican Chocolate? Coffee?!)

Also, I got some samples from Detrivore Cosmetics along with some gothy jewelery I bought recently. (Which may or may not involve taxidermy. Ummmm...) Anyway, they sent me almost-blacks (yay!) and they are pretty nice. I might pick up a few jars... like "Liver Mortis" and "Beetle".

Toy Stuff:

Baba Yaga's chicken leg hut -- I. Need. That. (Luckily, it's a consistent design, not an OOAK creation, so I can wait and be prudent. But I need it, oh, next month.) There's an itty bitty one that I also like... trying to tell myself I don't need both.

Miniature Laduree macarons. Another death by cuteness! Really freaking amazing designs in her shop. Kinda pricey and ships out of Europe, though... making miniatures is one of the few crafts I actually enjoy, so I may pick up some molds from Yippie Kawaii Yeah and make my own. (I've been wanting some of those bat molds, anyway!)

Looking at witchy stuff reminds me that someday I need a Windstone fledgling dragon in emerald-peacock. I have the BIG one (I got for free in college! Woo!) but I've always wanted the cute little baby one. Looks like the old colors might be retired, so I should probably get one soonish.

Witchy Stuff:

Wand holster. Mwahahahahah! I wonder if I could make one of these out of something... they don't have any black ones listed.

Captured Fairy Bottle. Okay, so that's actually a Zelda fairy. I've seen similar things at local con vendors, but those are the only ones I can find online at the moment. I really want a fairy bottle for my witch costumes!

Eventually I want to pick up the Tweeny Witches: Complete Book of Spells (DVD Fullset). That is seriously my favorite anime since Utena... and the big set seems to often be sold fairly cheaply used, so.

And, of course, I still need to pick up my teaset. (Closing in on it! I have the teacups to go with it!)

Geeky Stuff For You:

Okay, so I just mentioned I reeeeeally am not a fan of actually playing tabletop games, but I understand the culture, darlings. And look: Dice Dragons! You feed the dice to the dragon and the tongue is the closure and then it barfs up your dice! Squeeeeeeeeee so cute!


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