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Alternative Fashion is....trendy?!

When so called "alternative" fashions become trendy, are they really alternative anymore? Of has the life and meaning and essence of these styles been sucked dry by those who are mindless droning slaves to fashion fads? I think it's a legitimate question.

But what do people REALLY think qualifies as "alternative"? Go to Pinterest, Tumblr, or even Google Images. Do it and type in the keywords alternative fashion. I'll wait...go tell me, what did you find?

Something like this:

I'm gonna tell you what I see. I see all this "edgy" stuff that's really trendy right now: studs, lace, high-waisted shorts, heeled boots, oversized cardigans, upside down crosses, and all this grunge and tattered stuff. It's suddenly become a thing to toss on a chunky cardigan, smear on some black lipstick and call yourself alternative. But is it really alternative when it's in trend?

My opinion is no.

This generic "alternative" style blen…

Can you be a pastel goth without pastel hair?

Disclaimer: I realize fully that pastel goth is not a part of the traditional Goth subculture and that there's a lot of dispute over whether or not the style can even take on the moniker of Goth (but I think it's a rather silly thing to get pissy over, so I'm ignoring it), but I fully adore the style and often-times consider how to incorporate it into my own wardrobe.

Which brings me to this question: Is it possible to rock a legit Pastel Goth outfit without having pastel or otherwise colored hair?

Honestly, it's hard to find any pictures on the internet of girls with natural colored hair sporting a pastel goth outfit. And I'm not talking about this nu-Goth stuff (though I enjoy that too!) with lightly colored hair. The two simply are not the same thing. Even was difficult. But I did manage to find a few photos lurking around that might give one a good idea how to rock a Pastel Goth look without bleaching out your hair or investing in a pink wig. ^_^

So it wo…

Movie Review: The Slender Man

The Slender Man

I'm going to assume you know what the Slenderman is. If you don't, you've probably been under a rock for the past few years. Slenderman is a mythical man-like creature of considerable height. He wears a black suit with either a red or black tie. He has no face. Slenderman's MO is that he kidnaps children, but if you encounter him - he can cause paralysis, sickness, paranoia, and even death. Your best bet is avert your eyes and run, quickly.

Slenderman first rose to fame on the internet back in 2009 through websites like SomethingAwful and CreepyPasta and is loosely based around a creature from German folklore (also known as the Tall Man) and has since spawned dozens of fan fics, fan art, photoshops, and indie games. 

2013 marks the year of Slenderman, though. An official game has been released, there are countless Slenderman mods, and at least two indie films based around Slenderman. The film I will be reviewing today is The Slender Man, produced by the Su…

Move in Sneak Peak!

Late Night Sessions #1

I'm a weird sort - I don't sleep much anymore (unless the sun's up *hissss*) and so I find myself doing some odd things on the internet at night. I figure if I'm going to be awake, I can do some blogging - mostly personal stuff and just venting. I seem able to coherently organize my shit when it's around 1 am or so....

I feel like I'm at the halfway point in my college career. At least, I hope I am. I'm entering my third year of university at the end of the month and even though I'm STILL working on generals, I've also  got a great start on most of my major courses. I'm really excited for both Syntax and Creative Writing: Poetry. The other two on my list are just freshman level generals - mostly because I never got around to taking them and the advisers told me I should probably get them over with. So I will, because they're easy.

So in addition to a middle point in the my current life chapter I feel as though I'm having one of many iden…

How To Return To Campus

That's right, friends, the return is imminent. I begin moving all my crap back up to St Cloud this Saturday. And what have I done in way of preparation? Nothing. Not one damn thing. Unless you count dwindling my wardrobe down and donating some to charity planning for a moving trip? I don't, personally....

Mom's been a huge help though. She got a bunch of boxes for me to pack shit and organized most of my kitchen essentials for me. So that's mostly set. And in the morning (well before you guys see this post) we're going up to Walmart and the dollar store to stock up on cleaning supplies and such. Might as well get it cheap.

As you may have noticed, I've avoided posting anything of real substantial value on this blog for some time. I do apologize for that, but it's been the summer of sleep and wanting to die. My meds got me all over the place and I just can't seem to muster up the energy to really complete any of the goals I set for myself last spring. I mo…

Shark Week!

So, it's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. This is probably one of my favorite television events - I adore sharks and find them really fascinating.

And there are such a variety of programs on about sharks - so far I've caught a documentary about Jaws and now there's a show about scariest animal attacks. I'm fairly certain that SyFy will air Sharknado again this week. If you haven't had a chance to see that, I recommend it. It's absolutely ridiculous!

How do you feel about sharks? Are you afraid of them or would you brave the ocean for a chance to spot one of these magnificent creatures?

Five Fingers - I've been tagged!

My, my, this is unusual - I've been tagged to participate in a particular type of post activity. Normally, I sort of ignore this kind of thing but lately I haven't much to blog about (or the will to do so anyways....) so I'll give it a go.

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Five Things I Need Everyday:
~A Nail File
~A Book

Five Books I Would Recommend:
~The Secret Garden
~Phantom of the Opera
~Bram Stoker's Dracula
~Gothic Charm School
~The Scarlet Letter

Five Materialistic Wishes For My Birthday:
~Google Chromebook
~Tea. All the tea.
~A kotatsu
~Split-colored wig
~Lots of lace

Five Places I Want To Visit:
~Japan - currently in the works!

Five Adjectives That Describe Me:

Five Pieces of Advice About Life:
~Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do what you love
~It's okay if …