Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gone Again?!

Yes, yes, I know... *shame face* I keep getting busy very quickly and often with no warning. My apologies. I graduate in June so hopefully I'll have a little more free time after that... at least until I go to college.
I haven't been taking pictures in the mornings because I get into such a hurry, and the afternoons are out because of my long days ruining every outfit and hairstyle :( but this is from a couple weeks ago when I was dragged to a hotel.
Also, I'm considering cutting my hair into bangs again so that I can dye them whimsical colors but leave the rest of my hair alone, because widespread opinion is that it needs to stay brown.

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye, Odd Girl Out, America Again

The Catcher in the Rye: by J.D. Salinger. not entirely sure where the hype comes from. It was a story above all else, and it had a style that reminded me of the way my favorite teacher talks. It was a good book, I'll probably be rereading it at some point in the future to try and get a little more meaning out of it- it's a narrative about life and being overwhelmed but not exactly feeling it. I thought it was good, you might too. Set circa 1950, what I found most interesting was the cultural perspective it provided, such as the passages speaking of the roles of men and women (not with any gravitas, simply describing dates and the like).

Odd Girl OutOdd Girl Out: another in the Beebo Brinker chronicles by Ann Bannon, this story was the very beginning, the first intersection of the paths of Beth and Laura. Another book set c.1950, this one follows the confusing and intense romance between two college girls who become more and more aware of the reality of their situation as the story progresses. I really liked it, especially the character of Laura. If you want to read lesbian fiction, I would suggest Ann Bannon's books- it doesn't even matter what order you read them in.

America Again; Re-Becoming the Greatness we Never Weren't: this is by Stephen Colbert, a follow up to his I Am America (And So Can You!), I got it for Christmas and was entertained by it, though not as much as I am by his television show or by I Am America. Not really sure why it didn't seem as good as the first one, but perhaps that's the nature of sequels. *shrugs* if you like Stephen Colbert, give it a whirl.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Look! Kitty's New Blog :3

The Cat and the Petticoat: Hello, Internet. It's Been A While.: Finally. A new blog, a new day (er, night), and a new…uh, well I got a new cat, does that count? Most of you are probably coming ov...

She's back! I am happy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Halloween Finds

I believe Cherish over at Babybat's Blog started this little phenomenon: cool stuff found at Halloween. Well, I've got stick on blood and stick on bats all over my window, and pre-Halloween I found that spiderweb I pulled all over my boots and clothes a while back. Here's the window:

I like it, the blood makes me giggle. The bats are really awesome, I had some spares which I stuck all over my school binders. What did you find around Halloween that you'll be leaving up all year around? (or at least for a while)

Thanksgiving Weekend

Today: too much cooking, not much family, reflecting on the fact that Native Americans saved the lives of the Jamestown settlers and Europeans repaid them with smallpox among other things.

My mother got the notion to head over to a big fancy hotel resort tomorrow. I get to swim and read, which will be very nice, but I have also been informed that my make up will be proffesionally done. Because there's nothing I love more than a perfect stranger touching my face and commenting on it while painting me up like a Barbie doll.

Saturday I get to hang out with a friend, that ought to be fun

Sunday I will be finishing homework and banging my head against various and sundry walls.

what are you guys doing for Thanksgiving weekend?

All's Well That Ends Well

It's finally over! The show I was in! It was so much fun, I love almost everyone involved (yes, I am a theater nerd and yes I did know everyone else in the show before it started). I wish I could've somehow got pictures of the actual performance, or even just of my fellow cast members NOT hiding their faces from the camera (shy theater geeks.... what madness is this?) but here are a couple from backstage on opening night:
I was a random servant girl on this night, while my double was the widow (I loved being the widow, but I wish our script could have gone uncut)
 My double is in the blue- Noel. She was great. Here's me as a serving-girl------>
 and this is the guy who played the King, eating something that smelled suspiciously like curry.
The girl who played Helena did a phenomenal job, AND she's pretty. May have a future in acting. Theater! My pastime!


Outfit Post

Eeek! I've been gone so long! Here's what I've looked like in my absence:
 I had a Lolita day

 As you can see, I've been loving my new skirts from Hot Topic- they're perfect for fall because they're thick and fairly warm but also short and adorable. Soon, though, I get to pull out my winter velvets and Victorians!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


last thing and then I'll leave you alone, I promise.

I'm quite frustrated at my life right now. I'd be very bored if it weren't this way, but on occasion it becomes overwhelming.

Being in a play, taking a college class and all AP classes, there are many little things that slip through the cracks. Nothing important in the long run, just little things like not being able to spend much time on my hair and makeup in the morning, not much time for music or recreational reading and not much time for excerise.

The play has another downside: I have had to dye my hair a normal color. I went with brown, hoping it would stay sort of dark and hold on to more of it's red, but I really really want to dye my hair an unnatural color and Í'm going to be very happy when I once again can do whatever I want to it. I'm thinking green...

I feel better now. *deep breath* back to homework.

Have amazing weekends, nights, days, weeks, however long until I once again am scribbling my thoughts.

Book Review: Meridian

Meridian by Amber Kizer is a brilliant concept. A half-angel girl goes on a whirlwind journey/adventure towards fulfilling her destiny and purpose as a "window" to heaven. Her protector, Tens, is also her soulmate. Her great aunt is also a half-angel "window," who tries to train Meridian in managing her life and destiny.

I found this at Powells in Portland, was first drawn by the cover art and then intrigued by the back panel and the excerpt "Things always die around me" so I bought it.

Unfortunately, this book was not written phenomenally. There are no grammar errors or anything like that, but the tone is quite flat and the progression seems painfully obvious and sloppily done.

Overall, I quite enjoyed this book, even though some parts of the writing were painful to read (as a creative writer, I hate to see a marvelous idea brought down by mediocre writing)

Music Review: Type O Negative

They're great.

I was intrigued when I found this album cover because the woman on the lower right looks just like Marina Sirtis (the woman who played Deanna Troi on Star Trek The Next Generation) but I'm still refusing to look that up because if it is her my brain will explode.

So I wanted to know what band had this fascinating album cover. Lo and behold, on youtube, my mind is blown by the lead singer's voice. Peter Steele is his name according to wikipedia. I sat here mindlessly clicking through song after song because oh my goth that voice.

I am now a fan.

They are described as goth/metal, which is a tag I accept and enjoy. Really, they're pretty awesome. Right now I like "Christian Woman," "Everything Dies," and "Cinnamon Girl" though I also have "Black No.1" "Summer Breeze" "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" and "Love You to Death."

In addition to the amazing vocals, the beats and instrumentals are great and the overall sound is very very pleasing to my brain.

That is all.

Senior Pictures (a picspam with an excuse)

So I got a new outfit and tried to do my makeup more intently than normal, and here's a few of the results (I captioned each for your enjoyment):
 I'm gonna climb this tree. Hell yeah.

 I'll just lie here and look idealistically upward, shall I?

 Required black and white awesomeness

 I found this jar of flowers and commandeered it to pose with. Because that's how I roll ;)

I love this, I look nice and pale and my hair is all dark and shiny like my dress... and then there's pink flowers!

 I found the lamp post! I must be in Narnia!

 "Let's run away, take my hand. It's you and I in Wonderland"

 I love this one. Total action shot. My hair even consented to fly up nicely

 Warding off the Nargles

 Nargles, they're everywhere.

 Relaxing in a park.

 Not sure if dead or just gorgeous... it's so weird that this is me... I look pretty in these pictures o.O madness.

 Considering a nap in this tree now...

 I like the face I'm making here. Like, yeah I'm in the ivy, so what?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Date with Friends

Different friends than the ones who wouldn't hang about with me while I looked at sidewalk art... We went to see Hotel Transylvania (super cute movie- horrified at what they did to Dracula... especially the rapping *shivers*) and to the park for a good relaxing music-share. The Sisters were quickly turned off, but they tolerated the Cure in exchange for my tolerating One Direction. This is what I wore:

Senior Pictures Dress

I got this from, while the shipping was fast and the corset (steel boned! ^.^) is amazing, the skirt seems a little flimsy... Not cheap, very nice material, but kinda thin, I'm scared to wear it too much.


The corset isn't laced very tightly here, pretty much just conforming to my body shape. But I will get it pulled in!

Art Along the Rogue

Sorry these aren't very good, I ended up meeting up with a few friends, none of whom particularly wanted to look at the art, so these are sort of run-by photographing :/
*note to self- ignore friends*

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dyed Hair!

the silly-face oneI just got home and unthinkingly washed my face, please ignore it...
the slightly-less-silly-face one
and now,
because coconuts DO NOT migrate (but they can be carried...)