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Monday, December 26, 2011

† Dressing like a Vamp †




For the horror movie fans, Goths, monsters fans and darkness lovers like us; we often dress with clothes that have images of all the things we love . But if you are a fangbanger or just a vampire lover and have a dark style, this is the post for you.
I believe that Pamela Swynford De Beaufort, better known as Pam in True Blood, is the best fashion role model we have right now on TV. Most of the women characters on TV that represents the Goth subculture (or just vampires) are depressed, crazy, slutty or serial killers. Pam is just a tough, strong, intelligent, beautiful and sarcastic vampire who dress to kill ! … yes, literally!






It doesn’t matter if she is in fangtasia, helping Erick or feeding herself, Pam has a great style that doesn’t suck at all. Many people don’t know that Goth begins early in life basically you carry it inside you, then this kids will become teenagers who finally grow up into –normal-(not common) adults, who has many facets of their life. As we grow older I believe that our style doesn’t have to disappear but evolve into something more sophisticated and according to our life.

True Blood’s Costume Designer; Audrey Fisher says that Pam has a “Goth-influenced wardrobes”. Yes, there are many people who use Goth-influenced clothes , example: Karl Lagerfeld. “She links each character’s looks for specific scenes and gives the goods on the labels the vampires wear, from more mainstream ones like Joseph Abboud and Bebe to avant-garde discoveries like Skingraft, Amanda Lew Kee and Germany’s Blessed vamp; Cursed.”





Pam wears from latex, leather, corsets, fishnets to satin, all classic and beautiful. I can describe her style as a dominatrix/ high society/Fashionista all mix and sometimes it depends on the place and the situation. We can find some of these pieces or outfits at Herve Leger, D&G, Valentino, Juicy Couture, blessed and cursed, Burberry, Amanda Lew Kee, Skingraft, Eirik Aswang, Armor jewelry, some of the clothes are labels knock off , got to vintage stores or made by Audrey Fishers.

I'm sure that any female who gets this clothes (or smiliar), will feel like she can kick some ass just like Pam ! If you want to get more fashion ideas watch True Blood ....a show to die for.

Kisses and Bites :[










Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - THE KILLING MOON }


Under blue moon I saw you
So soon you'll take me
Up in your arms
Too late to beg you or cancel it
Though I know it must be the killing time
Unwillingly mine


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


In starlit nights I saw you
So cruelly you kissed me
Your lips a magic world
Your sky all hung with jewels
The killing moon
Will come too soon


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


Under blue moon I saw you
So soon you'll take me
Up in your arms
Too late to beg you or cancel it
Though I know it must be the killing time
Unwillingly mine


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him
You give yourself to him


La la la la la...


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


La la la la la...


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


Fate
Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Xmas presents for young people... it's not so hard to come up with something.




We all know that Christmas is that time of the year when we all have to forgive and forget the bad stuff that happened to us this past year a time to enjoy the holiday with our family. There should be happiness in the air. Just pure joy of being with our family and love ones.

Christmas is for many reasons a magical night for kids. He flies around the world on his sleigh delivering presents to good children. What about the stories about the North Pole, the elves and what about all the fun decoration?. It's just a great time for families.

Part of this fun is not only for the kids but for the rest of the family, especially the parents (who help Santa pick the presents). Parents are the ones who, in the end, feel satisfied with the purchase since the only things that matters is the child's happiness. 


But what about young people? or “young adults” from 18-29?. Let me tell you that from the moment that you graduate from high school … you are not a kid, you are not a teenager… and apparently … you become an adult… a boring adult who: should go to the University, should get a job and for some reason, become a different person. You are not supposed to listen to music, dress with jeans or even dress casual, you are now a “serious” person who doesn't have time for that. I think young adults do not fit in any category really. There are thousands of toys for little kids or thousands of expensive and not so fun things for adults.


So, now that we know who you are…let’s give you things that are boring. I personally have to thank my parents who have asked me what I want (since they don’t have any idea) and I get to chose some things or just ask for cash and get a present on my own. That’s a good idea and I recommend that you talk to your parents about it. Other relatives will probably get you clothes that you don't like ; T-shirts, gloves, socks, things like that. I don’t mind much when I get things like that, because I know it’s a nice gesture on their part, but there are people that really don’t try hard, at all!.



I don’t think buying a present for young people it’s that hard. Parents and Relatives: just look at him/her, how they dress,what they talk about, what they do…and it will tell you a lot about the other person but if you have no idea...please, just give him/her some cash and they will be happy with it.




Monday, November 7, 2011

A post-mortem examination of Pushing Daisies.

I say: #ReWatch !!! PD Quotes HERE !




Many people really don't think about the message and the story of a TV show, does it mean something? maybe because 99% of the shows that people watch are empty. TV shows that presents doctors that only talks about sex and have sex, the life of a group of Upper East Side teenagers in a big city .... oh yes they have sex too, finally , a show about the White House and the president of the USA where he deals with crisis inside and outside the office ... and also the sex life of the president.
I can name many other shows that are all the same just with different actors and different plots.


Pushing Daisies was among the few TV shows that had a message, a different one. The whole show is sort of a metaphor or allegory for pure, eternal, faithful and undying LOVE with a necrophiliac twist. The question was: Are you capable of loving someone after he or she is gone?, when there is a big distance between lovers, can love survive?, when there’s an absence of physical affection is it worth loving that person?.


As every fan of PD knows, Ned (the pie maker) has the ability to bring people back from death and things back to life. Ned had a complex life but it's a simple man, a hopeless romantic ... the show doesn't talk or show any of his previous relationships, but probably he didn't have any meaningful relationships before Chuck ( The Lonely Tourist and best friend who is revived by him ). I believe that Ned was obsessed with Chuck (who represents the idea of what love is supposed to be) because, she was the only person in Ned’s life who knew what It meant to lose someone and feel lonely.







The shows often talks about Ned’s childhood, which is similar to Chuck’s youth. They both had a good life overall, but they were trapped in different ways. Ned wasn’t supposed to get out of the Longborough School for Boys but he escapes and Chuck had the option of leaving her aunt’s house but she never did, until her fatal trip.

In this show the thing that keeps Ned and Chuck physically separated is his gift. This gift (touching the dead and bringing them back to life) represents a distance of time and place, the 2 big elements that define most of the fate of a relationship.

-Distance: When lovers are apart, when they live in different cities, countries or even continents.


-Time: The years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes they spent apart or together. When distance is not a problem, the time they spent apart or the other way around it is. And when there is no distance, time is ticking away…”will we marry? When? Will we move in together? When? How long will this last?” Or the relationship last too long and the lovers get sick of each other.

-Place: In this case it means the psychological/mental state of mind of the person according to a person's personal situation, employment status, economic status, maturity, the expectation that our family and society puts on us. etc.



Ned and Chuck's only “problem” is that they can’t touch, they can’t show their affection in a traditional way: Holding hands, hugs, kissing, and sex. The show asks the viewers: Is it possible to love someone you can’t touch? Can love last through time? Or are you so desperate for physical affection that you are capable of losing the love of your life because of the lack of physical contact?  Nowadays, there are many people who choose sex over love, but they pay a bigger price for it; they will never be sure that someone loves them because of what they are or because of what they get from them in bed.

The satisfaction of sex lasts a few minutes, the satisfaction of having and feeling true love lasts a lifetime. When I think about romance, now I think about Ned opening Chuck’s coffin at the graveyard, literally returning Chuck to the world of the living.




Pushing daisies is a forensic fairy tale, which is full of romanticism and melancholy of the past and the things that are and can never be. Pushing Daisies is a show that is a feast to the eyes! Colors and combinations, a mix of the 50's style with the modern world in a city where we wish we could live, a perfect aesthetic that plays with somber and dismal issues in a world where love is worth waiting for ( Charlotte and Ned see each other after 20 years), worth sacrifice for and it’s worth dying and returning to life.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Living is the hardest part (The reason I haven't been posting)






I can honestly say, that this is the biggest pain I ever felt in my life, the biggest pain I’ve felt so far. I never imagined that death would come so soon…. I imagined that death wouldn’t come at all. Life goes on but nothing will be the same.
Not to this life, not to this person, not to this man that gave so much love. Not to my grandfather.


He was a great man, a great son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a man that gave a lot to the people that surrounded him, many of which took advantage of his good intentions and good heart, many never gave back what they owed to him, many never said “thank you”. 

My grandfather never kept any anger inside him, he did not accumulate enemies throughout his life, he was very sociable and could be friend with people from high social position to the most humble and simple person. He was a cheerful and positive, that is why his life was good.

I consider my grandparents as my second parents, so I never imagine that death could come one day, I never thought about it….I couldn’t imagine that day. As many of you know, life is unpredictable, life plans change all the time, as the saying goes: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."

At first I thought that; the sooner death would come, the sooner I would see my grandfather, but now I know that I want to live so that when we meet again… I will have many things to tell him, and I hope he feels proud of me. Meanwhile, I pray for him, talked with him and I always feel cared for and protected. 


But ... living is the hardest part... an everyday battle some times.

He is my silent guardian, the best I could have wished.

Papi Raul, Te extraño.





Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Do you know them? - Dream description

Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real? Have you ever dreamed of places that you never were in? Have you ever dreamed with people you've never met? And the details of everything were so real you felt that what it was happening to you was not a dream but a very real travel experience? This happened to me many times. This is the description of one of those dreams.

 

" Astral projection (or astral travel) is an interpretation of out of body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of an "astral body" separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it. Astral projection or travel denotes the astral body leaving the physical body to travel in an astral plane. The idea of astral travel is rooted in common worldwide religious accounts of the afterlife in which the consciousness' or soul's journey or "ascent" is described in such terms as "an... out-of body experience, wherein the spiritual traveller leaves the physical body and travels in his/her subtle body (or dreambody or astral body) into ‘higher’ realms." It is frequently reported in association with dreams, and forms of meditation." -wikipedia







I just learned that a goth band from Spain played at the local club and I was ready to go. In a second I was there.

The club was an old building that had about 3 stories. It was kind of dark but the only light that allowed me to see people's shapes was a green light that surrounded the whole place. Apparently I was alone, so I started walking in and out of rooms. The band arrived, but apparently the audience was not interested in the show ...they showed no interest in them. At one point I felt insecure, and I began to look for an exit to go back home. I found a long corridor on the ground floor of the building, which was being repaired; the walls were covered with cement and no paint.
At the end of the corridor, I found a wooden door very high and large. When I opened it, I discovered a large group of people between 30 and 40. They were losing ....the shape of their faces ... and quickly turned into demons, they looked at me, I knew what they wanted; these demons were hungry and I was their food.
I closed the door and ran into a large courtyard which was surrounded by rooms also abandoned. I turned and saw the group of demons who were behind me and they did not run like I did, they almost flew, leaving a dark trail in their path.

It was night time and I woke up in an old house that probably was from the colonial period, it looked neglected. That is, no one has lived in that house for a long time. I met a girl; she was blond with very pale skin. I felt safe with her, but this girl was hiding or running away from something inside the house.
She took me to a backyard and we sat there talking. I notice that there were many things stored in bags, and I decided to kneel down and see what they had inside. The first things I saw were bottles and steel boxes, which clearly were from the 50's and 60's by the pictures on them. I also saw toys that were not so old and that even seemed familiar to me.

On the branch of a large tree that was in the back yard, a young man was sitting watching us. He looked like the girl, at first I thought they were a couple but they did not act like one. Now that I think about it, they were dressed in clothes from the 18th century. The young man spoke to me a bit, but unfortunately I do not remember what he said, he looked at me with fondness and accompanied me to the back door of the house and said goodbye to me.



Monday, July 4, 2011

My goth phase turn out to be a life style.




I remember when I used to see this classic Disney Cartoons, I used to love them!
It is only now that I remember so many things that I used to like when I was a kid, and my friends always thought that those things were weird! Or spooky!

I can't blame them, I was born a freak and loving all this gloommy , grim and goth-ish things. I never had a doubt in my mind that all this things were great. How could people didn't see what I saw? I believed in all the paranormal characters I saw in movies and I still do. I can feel the magic of the night, this indescribable feeling of knowing there is something out there in the shadows.

In movies, I always liked the dark characters ....the ones who dressed like goths and apparently that meant they were the "bad" guys, the "enemy". My parents at first probably thought that my attraction for all the “weird”stuff was just a phase....yes, well, they were wrong, after 15 years they are still wrong.


Are you still part of the dark side?













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