Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween everybody!

I hope Gothdom's favorite holiday is treating you well. Today I had class and a history department meeting, but tonight promises to be a bit spookier. Thanks for hanging in with me while things have been a bit rocky this semester, and I promise I have some great things coming up soon! But until then just enjoy your holiday. What are you going to do?

Best,

Mary Rose


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice...2?

Many dark and spooky corners of the internet are buzzing about this, but I couldn't resist posting about it here. Yes, it seems that the beloved cult film Beetlejuice might be getting a sequel directed by Tim Burton himself. Of course, everyone is reacting to this news differently, but I thought I'd throw my two cents in.


Now, I'll be frank, Beetlejuice is not my favorite movie, and I've never seen the old cartoon (minus ten goth points...) so my opinion is certainly a bit different than die-hard Beetlejuice fans. I liked the atmosphere of the movie, but I can't get behind the weird ham-handed way Lydia's suicidal impulses were handled and how no one talks about how Beetlejuice himself sexually harasses more than one character and is overall just gross.

So, I didn't like the original. Ah well. Maybe the sequel will make up for it.

Though details about the movie are hazy, according to the New York Daily News it appears that the script will be handled by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter script-writer Seth Grahame-Smith, which is a movie I never saw but have heard constantly described as "an experience." Original Beeltejuice actor Michael Keaton is also expected to reprise the role, according to Rolling Stone, but I can't find a concrete source for that.

But, I'm intrigued. What can the sequel possibly do to further the plot? And why is the sequel being done now rather than, I don't know, in the eighties? Will Tim Burton redeem himself in light of the recent disappointments of Alice in Wonderland and other recent films?

My hope for the movie is that it takes the figure of Beetlejuice, someone with style so iconic that he's more associated with wide black-and-white stripes than anything else, and makes use of him in other situations. He could be funny in the twenty-first century, right? Really, though, my main concern is the over-reliance on green screen technology that dwarfed any attempts at plot and character development in Alice in Wonderland... but who knows?

Now, to diffuse the mood before I start grumbling on the over-reliance of sequels and reboots in mainstream Hollywood, my favorite scene from the original Beetlejuice:



What do you all think about Beetlejuice 2?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Make Up Tutorials I love

Halloween is on the way (whether I'm prepared or not) and everywhere I look are signs of my favorite holiday. Here in Western Massachusetts pumpkins are sold on every street corner and there are already fliers around campus for Halloween parties and events. Still, I've yet to really figure out what I'm going to wear the day of, so I've been turning to Halloween makeup tutorials on Youtube for inspiration. Here are some Halloween makeup tutorials from wonderful Youtube vloggers that make for great last minute costumes.

What are your outfit plans for Halloween? Any cool makeup you'll be including?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

25 Goth Posts I'd Read in a Heart Beat

Sometimes, all it takes to know that I don't want to read a blog post is the title. Some of them seem dull, and I can tell by others that reading them would take up way too much of my time. There's a whole science to making people read your blog posts just by the titles, but I know nothing about this science except that it exists. Still, I know the kinds of posts I'd love to read, so here are 25 Goth posts I'd read in a heart beat.


  1. My Goth Grandma
  2. All Victorian Photos Are Post-Mortem: An eBay Buyer's Guide
  3. How Nick Cave's mustache changed my life 
  4. Dave Vanian and Other Proof That Vampires Really Exist
  5. Paleo-Goth Yuppies: The Plague of 2014?
  6. Einsturzende Neubaum and other unpronouncable Goth bands
  7. 5 Goth "Gangnam Style" Remixes You Must Hear
  8. I Googled Gothic And they Gave Me Baroque, and Other Goth Problems
  9. 10 Must-See Pictures of Peter Murphy looking Surly
  10. Con Ettiquette for Goths that Hate Anime But Showed Up Anyway
  11. Bela Lugosi's Threads and 99 Other Horrible Goth Puns
  12. Are Box Jelly Fish the new Bat?
  13. 25 Alternatives to Siouxsie Brows
  14. How Can You Tell It's a Phase If You're Still In It, you Little Shit? and other retorts to your Goth spawn's whinging. 
  15. How to Pull off The Crow Make Up
  16. Goth Crush: Gordon Ramsay
  17. 10 Ways to Use Excessive X's In your Next Username
  18. Why Porn Belongs in the Goth Tag
  19. Goth Confession: Halloween Makes me Barf
  20. How to Stop Romanticizing Death and Tragedy, You Sick Freaks: A Goth's Guide
  21. Top 5 Goth/Symphonic Accordion Fusion Songs
  22. World-Wide Eyeliner Shortage Leads to Goth Exodus to Jupiter
  23. How to Pose for Pictures Without Scowling Or Throwing the Horns
  24. Goth DIY: Home-Made Mattress For Your Coffin
  25. Goth Fashion Inspiration: The Wiggles
I hope you'll forgive the gentle teasing here, you all. School is being a drag and it was far too tempting to resist. What kinds of silly Goth posts would you like to read?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Shallow Wants: Tragus Jewelry

This past Tuesday I took the plunge and got pierced for the first time in over seven years. My last piercing experience (secondary lobes) was a terrible time and I don't even have the piercings to go with them now, as I had to let them close up. Suffice to say, I was a bit nervous, but I actually had a great time and came out with a nifty black stud in my tragus.



Now, I'm looking forward to another three to four months of healing before I can swap out my jewelry, but that doesn't mean I haven't started looking. Here are my favorite pieces that I've found so far:






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What were your last piercings? How long ago did you get them?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tiny Post: Tumblr Giveaway!

I wasn't lying when I said this was a micro post, I just wanted to point out that I'm running a Giveaway for my Tumblr followers, so if you haven't checked it out I recommend you do. The prize is this awesome t-shirt from Evil Supply Co. that I featured on this blog last week.



If you're not a Tumblr-ite or don't want the shirt, I hope you're having a great week! Aren't you glad it's October?