I'll be attending Dragon Con for the first time this year. If you didn't know, Dragon Con is a huge Atlanta based event on labor-day weekend (Aug. 31- Sept. 3) for everything geeky. They have sci-fi, anime, paranormal, horror, etc. If anyone happens to see me there, feel free to say hello! The massive guest list this year includes The Cruxshadows (who perform every year), Aurelio Voltaire, Some of the True Blood cast, Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones, some of the TAPS team (Ghost hunters), and even the guy from Reading Rainbow! I'm quite excited as this event is massive. I'll make sure to post many pictures when I attend.
Well, I didn't plan to stop blogging. It just happened that I haven't posted in six months. A lot has happened in that time, and I owe it to my biggest fan, my mom, to post an update. Here it is, Mom!
I ended up going to a few more Goth club nights before I left Atlanta. I went with one to my best friend, who is pictured below:
Then I moved to rural Northern West Virginia where I can walk to water falls and hike up mountains. I live only 3 hours from Washington, D.C., so I've been there a few times as well.
When Halloween came around, Ryan flew up to visit. We dressed as Titania and Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream and drove to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum for a Halloween Ball. The old asylum is huge and has beautiful Gothic architecture. We brought our own beer and walked around, ogling at the elaborately dressed costumers.
I even saw Robert Smith! He seemed very pleased that I recognized him.
Then, before we knew it, Christmas arrived. My roommates and I…
For those of you who've
been trying to hunt down a nose chain, you probably know that they're difficult
to find. Even online, there isn't a big selection. The ones I've found at a
local Indian mall were pretty, but they weren't exactly what I was looking for.
I finally decided it would be easier to make my own.
What you need: Any kind of necklace chain (preferably lightweight)Nose ring (you can also make a lip chain if you have a
lip ring.)Earring HookMetal loops (You might be able to find a couple on your
necklace)Jewelry pliers (I used regular pliers, but it's a lot
more difficult.)How To Make It: Measure out the length you want your nose chain. Using
the pliers, separate the chain to your desired length.Take the piece you need, and attach both ends to
the bigger metal loops.Attach one end to your earring hook and the other end
to your nose ring. Make sure the ends are tightened enough where the
nose chain won't come apa…
When I walked into the building for Ascension, a Goth/Industrial night, they started playing "This Corrosion." I was introduced to Goth six years ago when I listened to the song, so it was like the night saying "Merry Gothmas, Katie!" I'd been planning on going all week, but when Friday rolled around, I was so exhausted from spending the entire day getting a new car (my last one was totaled) and then visiting family with a long drive back. I came home and wanted to just take a nap, and after taking too long to decide, I got dressed and headed out the door. This past Ascension was the last one held at the Masquerade, a much-loved local venue, and I wanted to experience it before I left for West Virginia.
I'd known about Ascension for a while. One reason why I hadn't gone before this past Friday is because of being a student and having lived an hour away. It's a lame excuse. Aside from that, I told myself for years that I wasn't a cluby-type (alth…