An Explanation

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I don’t really know what to say. I can’t believe how much time has passed since my last post. I took a break from blogging for personal reasons and it seems I left for good. I can’t even really say that I’m back for good either. But, I feel like I owe my friends an explanation for my absence. So, I decided to record the video above. The video is raw and very real. I’ve missed my fellow bloggers so much and I haven’t forgotten about any of you. Sometimes I go into a cocoon to protect myself and recharge when horrible, stressful things happen. That may not be a healthy coping mechanism, but it’s how I survive. I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with all of you, the people I know truly understand me. I feel much better breaking the silence, even if that makes me vulnerable. I hope my honesty makes up for my absence.

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I made a Steampunk top hat in the Spring…super proud of it!

Things aren’t all doom and gloom, though. I wanted to record a fun, spooky video for you guys as well. Last year, Samm Sanity nominated me for the Halloween Tag and I never got around to doing it. Well, I finally did! Watch my struggle with fake nails and sassy mouth below. lol

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Don’t forget that orange and black hurr for Halloween, gurl.

I have so many exciting things to share with you all. Just know that I’m always here, whether I post or not. You guys have helped to make this my home and I’ll never forget that. I’ll leave you with an acapella video of me singing a song for a competition I auditioned for over the summer. I didn’t make it into the competition, but I’m just proud of myself for having the balls to audition. And I think I’ll take another crack at this song soon. 😉 Voice lessons are so much fun and have really improved my confidence and vocal range!  Happy Halloween!!!

 

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Darkling Tag

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Did someone say tag?! My friend Samm Sanity tagged me to do the Darkling Tag and I couldn’t resist. Thanks much girl! Questions about graveyards and how to survive the Summer in black clothes are right up my alley. I even wore a tight top just for everyone’s enjoyment. Loves it.

I tag my good friend and fellow WordPress blogger Izzy and another cool YouTuber named Oriana Bats. I’ll include the questions below in case anyone else wants to give it a go. 😀

Questions:
1. What is your favorite candle scent?

2.Do you have a favorite book?

3.Are you a tea or coffee person?

4.What is your favorite brand and color of lipstick?

5.What is your favorite perfume/cologne?

6.Do you have a celebrity crush?

7.If you had to give up the color black, what color would you choose instead?

8.If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be?

9.What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad?

10.What song will always make you happy (doesn’t have to be a goth band)?

11.Are you active in the arts (ex. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc)?

12.If you had a teacup or mug made inscribed just for you, what would you have it say?

13.What is your number one non-gothy hobby?

14.If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be & why?

15.What horror monster-based super power would you have?

16.Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or IRL)? Why or why not?

17. Which is more important for a look: Great hair or great makeup?

18.Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture?

19.Care to share an embarrassing story related to your “darkliness“?

20.How are you at DIY?

Quickly describe your ideal wedding.

Confessional (aka True or False):
I love watching cheesy romance films.

I ALWAYS remember to wash off my makeup at night.

I sleep with plushies.

I wear non-black pajamas most nights.

I still listen to a boy band that had disbanded years ago.

I think Andrew Eldritch is overrated.

I don’t like vampires.

I don’t like clubs.

I’m dating a goth/darkly-inclined person.

I don’t enjoy graveyards.

Blood makes me queasy.

I’d sooner faint than pet a spider.

I don’t like haunted houses.

I still browse Hot Topic’s clearance racks.

I’ve never read Dracula.

I think “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a long & boring song.

New Video: Corsets and Crossbones

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I’m really on a roll with making videos! In this one, I read my creepy short story “Corsets and Crossbones” while wearing my Poe shirt. I thought it was fitting.

As I appear to be on a video kick, I wanted to ask you guys if you like them? Are they entertaining? I’m definitely still going to write legitimate blog posts moving forward, but I’m really having fun with the videos as well. You can now see how crazy I actually am!

Until next time,

~Asylum

Spooky Pop Tunes

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Okay. It might be a bit early for Halloween posts. I just can’t help myself. September means Fall to me and it’s already got me feeling witchy. 😉 I love my pop music. I also enjoy fantastical/dark lyrics, themes, and visuals. As such, I’ve compiled a fun list of entrancing songs to enjoy this time of the year. Unleash the ghouls, zombies, and magic.

Katy B – Witches Brew

This song is synth heaven with spellbinding lyrics. “Witches Brew” is about using witchcraft to make another person fall in love with you. I always thought it would be fun to be a witch. Tying up guys and dancing in rainy graveyards come with the territory according to Katy B.

The Green Children – Dragons

Milla and Marlow of The Green Children are super talented. Their music is electro-pop full of magic and fantasy. The pair took their band name from an old English legend about a brother and sister with green skin who mysteriously appeared in the village of Woolpit. The video for “Dragons” is much like a forest fairy tale. Sincerity and innocence emanate from this duo’s music. Milla and Marlow are also very involved with philanthropy. “Black Magic” is another of their more fantastical songs.

Fefe Dobson – Ghost

I like the song “Ghost” better than the video. It’s a cute concept: You can break up with the girl, but that doesn’t mean she won’t still haunt you. I want to learn how to hang from the ceiling…

Natalia Kills – Zombie

Old horror movie vibes, anyone? Natalia is a great actress and I love how all of her videos look like mini films. The distorted, robotic vocals create an uneasy atmosphere. This video was the beginning of Natalia’s “dark pop” music genre. By the way, Natalia just released her new album Trouble and it’s spectacular. So proud of her!

Blood On The Dance Floor – Bewitched

Blood On The Dance Floor seem to get a lot of hate and I guess I can see why. Some of their music can be really offensive and distasteful, but I enjoy that. I’m pretty sure the fans are in on the joke. It’s not like people are getting massive amounts of inspiration from this band. They’re just fun to listen to. I like their unique visuals and I think Jayy is handsome.

Katy Perry – E.T.

Minus Kanye West (ugh), “E.T.” is wonderful. The lyrics are spot on and the instrumentation is futuristic to fit the theme. The song sounds like it could belong to the Russian duo t.A.T.u. It’s very different from anything else Katy’s ever done, but I appreciate her creative risk. The video is stunning and way rad. There’s proof that even aliens can find love. 🙂

Get a little spooky everybody!