Tuesday, 27 December 2016

If I were



If I were
a month, i would be: Somewhere from March to May, I love Autumn with its cooler weather and coloured leaves
a day of the week, i would be: Any day my friends are free
a time of day, i would be: Dinnertime
a planet, i would be: An undiscovered one which hasn't been messed up
a sea animal, i would be: Selkie or mermaid
a direction, i would be: North because it's the one that compasses point to and you can navigate by
a piece of furniture, i would be: A comfy day bed
a sin, i would be: Pride because I could do with more self esteem, it's always the people who have Pride who don't need it and the ones who don't who could do with a bit more
a liquid, i would be: Water. It gives life and it's used to make basically everything else anyway
a stone, i would be: Lapis, garnet or amethyst
a tree, i would be: Hawthorn, my Celtic horoscope Tree and a Faery tree
a bird, i would be: Phoenix as they are magical and reborn when their life is over
a tool, i would be: Swiss Army knife. A bit of a cheat, I know!
a flower/plant, i would be: violet, briar rose or wisteria. Maybe night flowering jasmine. Or honeysuckle!
a kind of weather, i would be: Cool dry weather
a mythical creature, i would be: Well I AM part fae...
a musical instrument, i would be: flugelhorn, I like the word! Plus the reference in Black Books.
an animal, i would be: Falcon or eagle. I'd like to be able to fly but not be eaten by larger things.
a colour, i would be: Purple at the moment. My favourites change.
a vegetable, i would be: Zuchini maybe? It's very versatile.
a sound, i would be: << Tardis sound >>
an element, i would be: Air. It's my element and I am a dreamer.
a car, i would be: Mustang GT 500 (my childhood favourite) or Impala. I've always liked muscle cars.
a song, i would be: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Or maybe The Future
a movie, i would be directed by: J.J. abrahams has done some good stuff so maybe him. Or Lana and Lilly Wacowski. I really enjoy Guillermo del Toro but I don't want to be in a horror story...
a book, i would be written by: Sarah Addison Allen, her characters probably are less likely to die than most of the other books I read.
a food, i would be: A delicious vegan Black Forest cake
a place, i would be: The Lake Country maybe, or Japan. I haven't seen either yet.
a material, i would be: Rayon, comfortable and breathable
a taste, i would be: That perfect vegan chocolate mud cake at Gnostic Mana
a scent, i would be: Jasmine probably
a religion, i would be: Buddhism or some other non violent religion
a word, i would be: too many words to choose from! Pandorica, Shadowhunter, jabberwocky...
an object, i would be: a cool knickknack, carved wooden animal, coloured glass lantern, witchy altar...
a body part, i would be: Brain, maybe
a facial expression, i would be: Eyebrow raised sarcastic smile because I can't do that in real life
a subject in school, i would be: Art was my favourite...
a cartoon character, i would be: Raven Queen from Ever After High, maybe. Ruby Gloom. Coraline. Creepier Creature from Growing up Creepie.
a shape, i would be: A circle, they're strong and have no end.
a number, i would be: 8 has always seemed like a good number to me. Also 3, 7 and 13.

Was I meant to choose only one thing for all of these? Sorry!

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

My Favourite Outfits of 2016

These are my favourite outfits from this year. Which ones do you like best?





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Litha/ Midsummer

Midsummer Manifestation Ritual
Make a list of everything you wish to manifest during the next six months.
Be complete -- include things related to career, personal issues, and other factors like clarity, confidence, and fun. After sunset, light a candle of your choice. Place a vase of flowers you like next to the candle.
Say aloud:
"I gather in the power of this day of greatest light and call in the guardians of fire, earth, air, and water to bring the last grace of power in light to manifest my desires in the coming harvest. I ask that this be
Read aloud your list
"I affirm that I am able and willing to allow these wishes to manifest and I participate in the miracle of
creation and with faith. So mote it be."
Allow the candle to burn until you go to sleep. Celebrate the energy of the evening in some way --play music, raise a glass, allow yourself some indulgence.   From Hearth and Home Witchery

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Most Popular Outfits of 2016

These were the outfit posts that got the most comments this year.

What was your favourite?













Next up: My favourite outfits of 2016

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Good Things in 2016

The Cure in concert
Becoming vegetarian and eating healthier
One year anniversary of Sarah dog coming to live with us
Westworld TV series
Spending time with friends
Faery fashion
Frida Kahlo exhibition
Met blog friends Michelle and Anita
Matilda musical
New Katherine Harbour book: Nettle King
New Cassandra Clare book: Lady Midnight
The Magicians TV series and books
Heartless (Danish TV series)
Colette Dinnigan and Isabella Blow exhibitions
My birthday lunch
Going to the cat cafe with friends
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (I know it came out ages ago, I only just read it)
New Ghostbusters film
Sixth Annual Sydney Gothic Picnic
The Merry Sisters of Fate blog (also older but only discovered this year)

What were yours?

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

TV Series Quiz

I got this off Lesthi

1. Favorite tv friendship?
 Bo and Kenzi in Lost Girl

2. Best opening theme 
Don't Believe The Demons in Heartless (Danish) and I Wanna do bad things to you in True Blood

3. Favorite 90-s series
I didn't watch many as I was only born in 87. Buffy and Twin Peaks I guess.

4.  Funniest tv-show 
The Magicians or Supernatural maybe. I like dark humour.

5. If you could change something in a tv-series, what would it be? 
Not have favourite characters die, not have series I like get cancelled... the list is endless. 

6. The worst ending
Anything that was cancelled so ends on a Cliffhanger, ie Twin Peaks. I also hated the cliffhanger end of the new Gilmore Girls! 

7. If you could only watch one tv-series for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
I would have probably said The Vampire Diaries but I'm really not a fan of season seven. Maybe Charmed as it has a lot of seasons so would hopefully take a long time to get bored of. 

8. A tv-series you look forward to
I tend to binge watch most things as I usually get into things that are already out but I've really looked forward to Westworld this year!

9. One tv-series you wish you had never seen
I try to forget series that traumatise me so I don't want to try and dredge anything up. Guessing maybe anything with something particularly violent and horrific happening.

10.  The most scary character
Yellow Eyed Demon in Supernatural perhaps... or one of the other entities in it.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Pink Faery


Hair clips: Not sure. They're about ten years old
Peasant top: Tree of Life
Petticoat/ Skirt: Facebook sales group





Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cindermorella by Edgar Allan Poe

(Cinderella reimagined in the style of Poe)

Once upon a time in a gloomy house in the middle of a dark and forbidding tarn there lived a girl named Cindermorella. Cindermorella’s mother had died when she was only young and her father had remarried before going insane from the loss of his wife and entombing himself alive. Now Cindermorella lived alone but for her cruel stepmother and stepsister. Cindermorella’s stepmother treated her like a servant, making her to all the chores, and her stepsister had a particularly nasty sense of humour, always setting up death traps around the house, which Cindermorella luckily managed to avoid.

In Cindermorella’s sixteenth year, the prince of the country threw a grand ball. Cindermorella longed to attend but knew that her stepmother would never allow her, so she went to the grave of her mother and prayed for assistance.

There rose from her mother’s grave two phantom horses, drawing a carriage fashioned from a coffin. Cindermorella climbed into this ghostly conveyance, and they were off at once.
The prince’s palace was a grand place. Cindermorella had never seen such splendour. The party was held in a series of seven rooms, with decorations and windows of blue, green, violet, all matching the colour of the room.

The prince was fascinated with Cindermorella as soon as he saw her. Her skin was pale as a corpse, her hair and eyes so dark, and her teeth were perfect pearls. He danced with her for hours, until their feet bled.

On the stroke of midnight, Cindermorella heard the ghost horse whinnying and knew it was time to go. As she rushed from the palace she fell upon the stairs, knocking out her two front teeth, which twinkled like stars as they fell down the stairs. She leapt into the carriage and was gone.
The prince, following her, picked up the teeth in his hand and swore to marry none but the mysterious girl to whom they belonged.

As news of the prince’s words passed through the kingdom, Cindermorella’s stepmother realised what had happened and locked her in the cellar. Her stepsister designed a ghastly device, a pendulum that would swing slowly lower, day by day, until, swing by swing, it cut through Cindermorella.

The stepmother ripped out her own daughter’s two front teeth, and brought her, bleeding sobbing to the door, just as the prince arrived.

The prince looked at the girl, but she was clearly not Cindermorella. He told her to leave his sight upon pain of death. The girl went mad and spent her last days wandering the tarn, gibbering and moaning.

Meanwhile, Cindermorella had enticed rats to bite through her bonds, freeing her. She emerged from the cellar, dirty and starved, to see her prince awaiting her.

The prince looked at his beautiful Cindermorella, with her missing front teeth and the rest of her teeth glittering like pearls in her mouth and ran to her.

They were married the next day.

Cindermorella and her prince spent a happy year together, but over time, he became more and more obsessed with her teeth. He would make her sit there as hour after hour he stared at her open mouth. One night, as she slept, he held her down and began to pull out her teeth. She awoke screaming, but he was too strong.

When the prince had taken her teeth, he strangled her and bricked her up in the wall of the palace.

The prince spent hours going through his collection of teeth, running them through his fingers like beads. He thought perhaps it was time he marry again.

He found a young girl with teeth almost as beautiful as those of Cindermorella. She was nothing like his former wife, her hair a pale blonde and her eyes vacant.

On their wedding night, as he slept beside her, he thought that her hair was perhaps a little darker than he had thought.

As days went by, his wife’s hair became darker, until it was almost black and her eyes took on a knowing gleam.

He woke one night with a feeling of dread to find Cindermorella lying beside him.


What happened next is not known, for neither of them were ever seen again, but to this day they say that if you put your ear to the wall in that castle, you can hear a heart beating within.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Month in Review: November

What I did
Saw Natalie, Emily
Writing
Put up Christmas tree

Reading
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
Carniepunk by various
Merry Sisters of Fate blog
The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton and Brenna Yovanoff
Rebel by RJ Anderson
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

Watching
Watching several series at the moment as I get bored of the same thing all the time
Westworld series
Sense8 (can't wait for season 2!)
Practical Magic
Stargate Atlantis
Nowness: My Apartamento series thanks Sary Walrus!
Doctor Who
Gilmore Girls: A year in the life
Supernatural
X-Men Apocalypse
The Avengers Age of Ultron
A Girl Walks Home Alone

Listening to
David Bowie: Black Star
Lacuna Coil
Nightwish
Lesbian Bed Death
London After Midnight
Nick Cave
The Smiths