Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Darkling Tag

I got tagged by the lovely Sary over at The Walrus Room. I tag my goth pals, Bane, Maria, Meagan, and Franny.
I picked my questions from the list Graveyard Kittens provided.

THE DARKLING TAG!

  • What is your favourite candle scent? Lavender, always!
  • Do you have a favourite book? Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. A fantastic feminist novel, read this if you haven't!
  • Are you a tea or coffee person? Englisht Breakfast or black tea only. I'm picky with my hot drinks.
  • What is your favourite perfume/cologne? Lavender perfume oil, which I buy on Ebay. I believe it's handmade.
  • Do you have a celebrity crush? Tom Hiddleston, have you seen that part in Crimson Peak? Me-ow! 😉
  • If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be? Ebony Ravenwing, or something equally silly.
  • What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad? Light and airy clothes, sunscreen, and a parasol.
  • What song always makes you happy (doesn't have to be a goth band?) Groove Is In The Heart, by Deee-Lite
  • Are you active in the arts (eg. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc)? I'm a self taught crafty person, I always try to customised things or DIY.
  • What is your number one non-gothy hobby? Playing video games! I currently only have a PS4, but I hope to buy a gaming computer next year.
Thought Provokers:
  • If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be and why? A powerful immortal witch.I like the idea of having the power to create anything I wish, as well as living forever.
  • What horror monster-bases super power would you have? Spooky stealth, I'll appear when you least expect it!
  • Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or irl)? Why or why not? Kind of. I have a lot of trouble talking to people (small talk especially) and I'm really shy until I've been around somebody a lot. I find it much easier online, as I can formulate the words in my mind, and not forget words or stutter.
  • Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture? More willingness to support the scene. There is a lot of drama with certain people and events. I wish people would just get together to support events we put on, otherwise there will be no events to attend!
  • Care to share an embarrassing story related to your "darkliness"? I pronounced to many band names wrong when I was a baby-bat, especially cringey when it was in front of elitist goths.
  • How are you at DIY? I'm skilled at it, if there's something I don't know then I'll look online and figure it out. I love learning new skills and making new things.
Confessional (aka True or False):
  • I love watching cheese romance films. True! This is my guilty secret. I love Jane Austen films, and all those dorky ones like Legally Blonde, Never Been Kissed, How to Make An American Quilt, Kate & Leopold. I can go on and on. The only rule is it has to be feminist in some way.
  • I ALWAYS remember to was off my makeup at night. Very true. I'm experimenting with an asian beauty inspired routine which I have to double cleanse and slather a lot of different lotions on my face. My favourite item is my snail slime cream 🐌🐌🐌
  • I sleep with plushies. True! I have two bats, which are great for hugging. I find my shoulders hurt sometime, and I usually need something soft to prop my arms up.
  • I wear non-black pyjamas most nights. False, it's always a black singlet and my undies.
  • I think Andrew Eldrich is overrated. True, but I still love Sisters of Mercy.
  • I don't like vampires. False, they're pretty awesome.
  • I don't like clubs. False, it's where I DJ!
  • I don't enjoy graveyards. False, I think they're soothing places.
  • Blood makes me queasy. False, I'm okay with it. Other bodily functions put me off though.
  • I'd sooner faint than pet a spider. False, I'm not squeamish about any animals.
  • I don't like haunted houses. False. I even went out of my way to visit "Australia's most haunted house" the Monte Cristo homestead in NSW.
  • I've never read Dracula. False, it's a very good story. It's free online if you ever want to read it!
  • I think "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a long and boring song. False, I love love love it!

6 comments:

Sarrah Settarra said...

I like your answers! I have a hard time with small talk, too, especially when I first meet people.

Franny Zawadzki said...

AWESOME!!! Yes, I accept your challenge. :)

Sary Walrus said...

Oooh! Thanks for doing this. :)

www.thewalrusroomblog.com

1666 X 30 said...

haha I think i still pronounce band names wrong. these were fun to read

Ivy Vanian said...

I LOVED Kate & Leopold!
haha snail cream sounds so gross but I know a few ladies who really like it.

mo shockey said...

I'M DOING THIS AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE A BLOGGGGGGGG


What is your favourite candle scent? Not so much a candle person as incense, but the frankincense and mandarin one you made me is lovely!

Do you have a favourite book? This is impossible to answer, but Wise Blood by Flannery O' Connor is up there.

Are you a tea or coffee person? Coffee is necessary. Dark roast, please! I love tea though, I'm big into fruit and florals, but I'm also keen on nice oolongs and just about anything.

What is your favourite perfume/cologne? Patchouli, since like 6th grade.
Do you have a celebrity crush? too many XD

If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be? Something hella dumb with crow in it.

What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad? STAY INSIDE. PARASOL. GO OUT AT NIGHT.

What song always makes you happy? Look out, here comes tomorrow by the Monkees

Are you active in the arts (eg. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc)? One only needs to see my desk to know the asnwer to this question.

What is your number one non-gothy hobby? D&D?

Thought Provokers:

If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be and why? Gay Babadook.

What horror monster-bases super power would you have? BABSHOOK!

Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or irl)? Why or why not? Yes, I'm a super awkward person, even online.

Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture?
Less ego!

Care to share an embarrassing story related to your "darkliness"?I was in the newspaper for a goth night, and the bar it was held at found out I was underage XD

How are you at DIY? clumsy but effective

Confessional (aka True or False):

I love watching cheese romance films. NOPE NOPE NOPE

I ALWAYS remember to was off my makeup at night. Ehhhh if I don't pass out before I remember. I try!

I sleep with plushies. They take up most of my bed.

I wear non-black pyjamas most nights. shirt is usually black, but I have dr. who scarf print pants, and plan grey shorts. Who cares? I'm not impressing anyone.

I think Andrew Eldrich is overrated. Probably, since he was all bitchy about the sisterhood/the mission.

I don't like vampires. False, I've read my share of anne rice
I don't like clubs. true, I'm super agoraphobic.
I don't enjoy graveyards. False, I'm a docent at one!
Blood makes me queasy. Not a bit.
I'd sooner faint than pet a spider. Faint? How about up and die???!
I don't like haunted houses. False, I'd always go urbexing as a teen.
I've never read Dracula. false- and it's a really revolutionary work being written entirely in correspondence, too!

I think "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is a long and boring song. Nah, let Peter Murphy do his thing. it's fine.