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The Worst Goth Makeup Tutorials. Ever.

Do you know how it is when you're cruising around Youtube looking for an interesting Goth makeup tutorial because you're either bored with your current look or want to try something new? Well....maybe that's just me, but I seem to have the best luck when it comes to finding the silliest and worst of Goth makeup tutorials.

And so, I'm going to compile them here for you.'s Silly Attempt
~This silly attempt from is kind of cute, but I seriously wonder why non-Goths think they can do legit and good tutorials for this sort of thing.

Just Bitten Gothic
~Don't get me wrong, she's a beautiful girl. But vampire makeup =/= Goth makeup.

Goth Lips Tutorial
~The difference between Emo and Goth makeup is that Emo has very natural lips and Goth is black, black, black, even on the lips. ......herp durp. Okay?

Sexy Goth Makeup for Halloween
~Because Goth is a know?

Goth Makeup is Cool
~She loves all Goth people, it's cool.

Cyber Goth Makeup
~Green …

And thus starts another week...

Sometimes I think my life is simultaneously incredibly boring and incredibly fucked up. Weekends, which used to be a godsend for me, have now become the bane of my existence. With so much tension between all parties involved, I don't really feel comfortable at home anymore. I'm starting to think it'd almost be better if I just stayed at school for the weekends.

What a dreadful thought - the very idea used to render me to tears. 

It's funny to me, really. I have this amazingly Goth'ed out bedroom and I'm lucky if I sleep in it once a month. Heck, I'm lucky if I hang out in it once a month. I kind of miss my room in all it's purple and black glory, with my nifty closet and my pretty dress form. It's decidedly lovelier than the crap hole I'm staying in now. 

On the up side, next year I'm going to live in Coborn Plaza Apartments. They still technically count as campus living even though they are apartment style and a little ways from the main campu…

A Day in the Life!

I haven't done a post like this in so long and come to think, I've probably never done for this specific blog. But since photo-based posts seem to do well here on Blogger and people find them interesting, I decided to go ahead.
And here...we... go...

Good morning. 8:00 am!

This is my breakfast. I can't start a day without some form of coffee. But don't worry, I also had oatmeal.

Whilst sipping that coffee, I get online and check my stuff, including Facebook.

It's a dreary grey morning in St. Cloud and this is the view out of my 8th story window.

Shower time! 9:30 am

And now I'm clean. 

Time to get dressed for the day.

And put on some simple makeup. Didn't feel up for more than that.

Casual stripes. Yay!

10:30 am. It's starting to snow pretty heavily...

So while I wait for it to clear up (I have class later) I work on my English essay.

My hair begins to dry so I take it down and let it air out. Much nicer now!

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures

Today I am reviewing a book I recently finished. A while back I was on the hunt for some easy-reading material that had a darker theme and didn't cost much. What I plucked off the shelves of my local Wal-mart was this little YA gem:

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the story of Ethan Wate, a typical high school boy living in the deep south of the USA, dealing with basketball team issues, slutty girlfriend issues, and all the lame Civil War hoopla that goes on every year. Because you know, the south think they really did secretly win the war and all that....Adding to that, he's been having some really strange dreams about this girl....

Enter Lena Ravenwood, the new girl in town and niece of the creepy shut-in who lives in the spooky Ravenwood Manor. She blows this little southern town away with her arrival, literally. See, Lena's secret is that she's a Caster, a fancier word for witch, mage, magician, etc. She's descended from a whole line of C…

What's black and blue?

Last week on Tuesday, I had a bit of a "mishap" at Biolife Plasma Services. It was a regular day and in the beginning a regular donation session. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of offering up my right arm, which contains a vein that has tendencies to prove troublesome. Most often, they can't get the needle situated just right in order to pull out ample amounts of blood and what tends to happen is a little wiggling around of said needle. Normally this isn't a huge issue, but they've propped it up against the vein wall before and THAT is uncomfortable. Seems that's what happened last Tuesday as well, only she pushed it a little bit further in than was necessary.

I think she knew right away that she had made a very grave mistake. Because after I complained about discomfort, she took the needle out of my arm and bandaged me up before getting my other arm hooked up, which then went flawlessly. What raised my suspicions even more was that little pack of ice she …

I took action...

Last night I mustered up all the strength and courage that I had and took the elevator down to Sherburne's creepy and ominous basement. There was study room 6, a room designated for the depression support group every Tuesday at 6 pm. There's even a sign.

No one was there, so I sat in one of the less-than-comfortable chairs and waited. I didn't have to wait long, soon two girls came into the room. They introduced themselves, though for the life of me I can't remember their names. of them was the facilitator of the group and she welcomed me in. Soon more people showed up, a CA in a different building, one of my male classmates from English, an ethnic girl named Asha, and a very shy young man who's name I didn't catch - apparently he also suffers from social anxiety. In total there were maybe 7 or 8 of us. Not a terribly large group, but still enough to feel a bit self-conscious and anxious. 

Brief introductions were made and we talked shortly about wh…

Past the Monday Woes..

Well dears, today is Tuesday. It's a rather bright and sunny day and the crisp winter temps have risen to something a bit more comfortable than below freezing, so I'm pleased with that. 

Also, I decided last night that I would try to dress up a bit more and hopefully use that to help lift my recently dismal mood. So I picked out some of my favorite wardrobe pieces and tossed them together with one or two items I don't wear much anymore.

The result:

Something casual with stripes. I haven't worn this particular tiered Hot Topic skirt in ages, but I'm sure glad I held onto it! I really like it paired up with a longer top! Since it's quite cold outside still, I added leggings and a cardigan. I'm not wearing my biker boots here, but that really pulled the outfit together. Add a hair bow and call it done! 

I didn't wear much makeup either, just a few slicks of mascara and some dusty eye-shadow. In my defense, I was pretty exhausted when I woke up and I couldn'…

When it all comes toppling down...

It's a sad, sad thing when just sitting down to work on writing a blog entry makes you feel completely drained and dead. I remember the days when I was incredibly excited about getting this thing up and running. I wanted to post a TON of stuff, personal and otherwise. And I did quite a bit of both in the beginning.

Nowadays though, I can barely bring myself to whip up a quick "I'm still alive, will write more later" update. Even as I sit here, I'm trying to think of what to add in here to wrap this up so I can go curl up in bed with a cup of tea and stare out the window.

(brief intermission where I did actually make myself some tea)

I haven't been dressing up much lately, so I don't have any outfit snaps for you. I haven't been doing anything crafty or artsy, since I've been way too busy with school during the week and then sleeping on the weekends. I don't even really listen to music anymore, otherwise I might do some music spotlights or some…

*insert angry wailing*

Wanna know how I feel tonight?

That's how I feel tonight.

You see, I was recently notified that my beloved file-sharing website, MegaUpload, was viciously attacked and shut down by the United States Federal Government.  And by recently, I mean tonight. All this happened tonight. 

What does this mean, do you ask?

Well for one, it means I'm gonna have a heck of a time trying to find links to many of my favorite Asian dramas. It means, for a lot of other people, that any files they had uploaded - legally or otherwise, are now gone. My brother used MegaUpload to host a lot of photos and other files for his website. Now that it's all been removed, a good chunk of his web links don't work anymore. Thanks a lot, Feds.

In retaliation and protest, the hacker group Anonymous attacked the White Houses' website and many other industry's sites, including websites for major film and music companies. I feel that this is only the beginning to what is probably going to be a major in…

Sometimes I love the Internet

The other day, Google had a pretty cool image for their logo:

I'm a pretty big fan of the Addam's Family. I enjoy the movies and the old series is great too! So I literally squealed with delight when I saw that and immediately took a screen shot.

Also, on one of the fashion forums I frequently visit, one thread had exactly 666 replies. So I took a photo of that too.

Icing on the cake for all this? Friday is the 13th. ^_^

It Commences!

I was planning to start off this entry talking about my new classes that I attended today, but about a half hour after getting back to my (very lonely and empty) dorm room I sort of lost all the "genki" I had stored up to do so. Instead, I'm sitting in my room here trying not to cry. Because I just want to go home. Because I just want someone to talk to. I crave, no I need, some kind of meaningful human interaction. 

And I don't have it. Being here has made me realize all over again just how lonely this place is. People are so clique-ish, it's just like being in high school. If you were strange or different from the masses, you didn't get friends. I guess it's the same way here. The few people I do know on Facebook are always trying to cheer me up about my situation but I don't see any of them inviting me to hang out. Ever. 

Anyways, classes. I have two English classes on Monday and Wednesday, and then just one English course on Friday also. The first o…

How-To: Cheap and Easy Wall Art

(Since today is Sunday, before classes, I'm going to spend the day running around to locate my new classrooms and other such student-ly things. Please enjoy this small tutorial/idea in my stead!)

I'm always struggling for ideas about what to put up on my walls. I hate bare walls. I'm not a huge fan of posters though and buying pretty frames and paintings is just a little out of my spending range. So I decided that I would make some wall art on my own to hang up. 

Here are a few easy ideas:

1. Put cards on your walls. I got quite a few holiday cards from people all over the world this year and I figured, what better way to display them than putting them up on the walls. You can do this with any kind of card though. If you prefer spooky Halloween themed cards, go crazy with it! Vintage postcards or Victorian themed holiday cards would work great for this also! 

2. Hang up your jewelry. A lot of people keep their necklaces and bracelets in boxes. I got a jewelry rack for Christma…