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Question Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Katelynn over at The Life of a Babybat. I hope I do this satisfactorily, so here it goes.
How does it work?
Post the rules on your blogWrite 11 things about youAnswer itCreate 11 new questions for the future tagged onesPut a link to the tagged blogsPrevents them by leaving a message on their blogsNo information about us in the "tag" sectionTag 11 people11 Things about Me I am a vampire purist, but there are very few exceptions. I have a weakness for TrueBlood. :)I spend way too much time on the internet.I've had the Chicken Pox twice, so take that, Science!One time, I talked with an English accent so long that is stuck for a few days.I'm a thrill seeker/adrenaline junkie.I'm an introvert, so parties make me uncomfortable.I'm quiet, but I readily speak my mind when it comes to things I'm passionate about.In Middle School, I had the biggest crush on Count Dracula and Gary Oldman as Dracula in the movie. It bothers me when people comp…

Talking to Children about Ghosts

If your child sees a ghost or wonders if ghosts are real, what would you tell him or her? Children are fragile and impressionable. You wouldn't want to scare them with your response, but you shouldn't ignore the question. Chances are, if a child is asking about the spirit world, then that child is curious for a reason. There are different situations for which the child may be asking. Depending on their age and your beliefs, there are varying appropriate responses.
For Young Children: (Toddlers)
     If your child has an "imaginary friend," this could likely be normal behavior. If you suspect there may be something more to it, ask the child subtle questions about their friend. Ask the age, what it looks like, what their friend wants, etc. Do not be alarmed in this situation. This will only worry your child. Be calm. If the child's behavior is worrying you, you could have the child visit a child psychologist. If the child experiences temperament change,  or …

Paranormal Phenomena: Phone Calls From The Dead

It's late. It's the middle of the night, and you are suddenly woken up by your phone. You're wondering who could be calling at this hour. The ring sounds off; It is slightly flat. You rub your eyes and reluctantly look at the phone. Caller ID doesn't recognize the number, but you pick it up anyway. The connection is bad, and you can hardly hear the person through the static. Amidst the white noise, you hear, "It's me. I love you. Don't worry about me."  This is impossible, you think to yourself. It sounded so much like your grandfather...your grandfather died six months ago.
     There have been many reporting of similar situations. These are considered by the masses to be a paranormal phenomenon called Phone Calls From The Dead (PCFTD). The first I heard about this was from Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice. Jesse, a main character who is a red haired psychic archaeologist, decides to visit Lestat's old townhome in New Orleans. She tries to …

My Valentine's Day Outfit

Necklace- Claire's (gift) Mesh top- Forever 21-$15 Velvet top- Thrifted (gift) Red lace skirt- Thrifted (gift) Fishnets- Eddie's Trick Shop- $5 Flame shoes- Goodwill- $10
      I hope everyone's having a good valentine's day spent with loved ones and a tasty box of chocolates! I've been together with my boyfriend for two years and four months as of yesterday. I'm making him a mushroom and swiss burger and a big plate of peanut butter brownies tonight, so I hope he enjoys them. Here's some cheesy pictures of Joe and I:

And I now leave you with this silly song:

Unexpected Finds at Mainstream Stores

Don't underestimate mainstream stores. With a good eye and a little luck, one can find very charming outfits with a darker aesthetic. Even plain staple items can be modified to your desired looks. Target, department stores, and even, the mall are a few of the many places where you can find alternative or gothic clothing if you look hard enough. Mainstream culture has been showing an affinity for the "edgy look," so take advantage of it.
Here are a few of the items I have found at mainstream chain stores: 

     My favorite mainstream stores (minus goodwill) are Target, Forever 21, H&M, and Claire's.

Target is a trendier superstore, so they bought into the "edgy" trend. This being said, target stocks some lovely boots and heels. They also carry lacy items, skinny jeans, pinstriped items, etc.

Forever 21 is another store that stocks up on items with a darker aesthetic. This store affordable as far as mall prices go. I've seen all sorts of items the…

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Just about a year ago last February, I was lucky enough to have gone to Universal Studios in Orlando to see Harry Potter World. For years, I can recall seeing every movie with my father. About two years ago, I read the whole series in what must have been record time. When I heard that a Harry Potter theme park was in the works, I almost exploded with anticipation. I  have spent your childhood with Harry Potter being present. If you remember the heated debates parents had about whether or not it was "black magic," and if you remember when the series was almost banned in public schools, then this theme park is well worth the trip. It was everything a fan could imagine and more.
     My dad, boyfriend, and I arrived early. The park wasn't even open, and there was still a huge line. After the park attendants let everyone through, we walked into Hogsmeade. It was exactly like the books. The roofs were  blanketed in snow, and you could see Hogwarts castle looming in the d…