Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Presents

 This is just a short post to show you guys what I got for Christmas. Mainly I got gift cards and money, but there were a few material items. I treasure them all, especially my first pair of boots.






Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Clearing Up Misconceptions

Today during class, there were some stereotypes going on about emo and goth. I decided to clear it up with a little lecture. I feel great because I established a lot of things by demolishing the stereo types and having more people understand the subculture or at least have less misconceptions. I still have some stubborn people in the classroom who wouldn't listen to me because they thought they knew more about the subculture than I did. Most of them probably didn't even know that gothic is a subculture, a genre of music or literature or a style in architecture ,but just fashion. That is it for now, but expect more posts soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Theme Entry

  This month I decided to participate in the Sophistique Noir December Theme.  I don't own any maxi skirts and it was time for me to make a polyvore set. I kept it simple. Very simple.                      

Untitled #6


I feel that the skirt looks like one solid color, but it was the best I could find in that color.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I'm a Closet Goth

      Most of the time when people find out I'm a goth they are so surprised. That is because in real life I don't really like to talk about my darker interests. I get paranoid when many people find out that I am goth because there is so many discrimination going around. There are already so many crimes being done to goths and hate sites set up that I get scared. Maybe this is because I am only a child.
       Paranoia isn't the only reason I am a closet goth. It is much easier at the moment. I don't find myself having as many fights with my parents because I'm "out of my phase" and I don't have to explain my interests all the time. Anyway, I have a uniform at school so I only need a few darkish outfits for thrifting and library days. Sometimes I can't help but feel like dressing up and just staying home.
      Maybe someday I'll come out my closet goth lifestyle and people putside of the internet will see my dark charm.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Bad Thing About Being Goth Around Halloween

 Most of us know that Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, but is this a good thing. Halloween is a time where you can be spooky without being judged. But, are you really not beinging judged.  Surely, stereotypes don't just dissolve into space; in fact, more come around. "Gothic" costumes are all over the place in my town. I've heard some goths have the problem of people saying that their very expensive and time consuming outfits were called costumes.The following are examples of costumes titled with the word goth.


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These costumes are obviously not for a normal day of being a person but, HALLOWEEN. I do find it annoying that to some people this is what we look like all the time, but that is how it will be for a very long time. Who wants to dress up like a goth for Halloween anyway? We are just normal people. Don't let silly costumes ruin your spirit. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

"So like, you're one of those goth people?"

 Hello again. I am back from my odd disapperance from the the internet. As you may know, school has begun again and your first year of middle school isn't the most pleasent time in one's life. Due to it being October, I will have more to post.
 Anywho, I have been in school for about 3 months and Friday was my picture day. I was minding my own buisiness when 5 girls started crowding around me. One of them asked "So like, you're on of those goth people?" When I said yes there was an awkward silence then she said that I was too happy to be a goth.
 This really disturbed me. It's just rediculous how I have to be sad and depressed to be goth. I blame television for this.

an episode on disney where to kids act "goth"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wing to Wing: Creativity With Dress Codes

  Greetings! Today I had a motive to write my first advice post. School is soon aproaching and some baby bats may be having some trouble with there dress codes. I have spent a small amout of time reviewing my dress code and I have noticed a few loop holes in it that are easy to get around.

 

My Dress Code's Loop Holes

        = Quoted from my uniform code

  • "No students are to have any unusual or unnatural hair colors." This rule is a giant pain if you love how the color purple looks on your head. I  have gotten around this rule many times. The automatic color that came to mind was black, but I tried colors like white and grey, that are technicaly natural colors. Also, I had black hair with white and gray streaks instead of solid colors.
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  • "No students are to have unusual hair styles." This rule depends on what your school considers unusual. Mostly it means no mohawks, spikes or sidecuts. I usualy have bangs or slightly big and messy hair, but a way to immitate a side cut look is to braid, twist or gel/slick down the area where you would have cut you hair. 
  • "No students are to have any visable peircings exept on the ear." This rule never say how many peircings you can have, so go on and get an extra peircing.
  • "Students are to only wear predominately black or white tennis shoes. Exeptions depend on occasion." This one doesn't bother me much considering that there are tons of black tennis shoes out there like these creeper-like sneakers and these studded sneakers. 

Other Ways to Show Creativity

 

  Your Body


If you are a male don't exclude yourself from any of these listings.

  •  Make up is a great way to show creativity. Simply some dark eyeshadow will do for those not allowed to do much with makeup or wear very much. Possibilities are endless or at least too much to enter here. 
  • Nail art is one of my favorite things to do every Saturday. I usally glue some eyeballs or paint cobwebs and spiders.
  • Temporary tattoos or body art are usually forgotten in my dress codes. I usually have small ones around my hands that I paint myself.

Your Material Items


  • For notebooks, try to get the ones with tranparency film pockets in front. this way you can insert artwork in. If you can't find any, draw or paint on the  front or back (if allowed).
  • On pencil pouches and backpacks sew, paint or iron on decals pictures or whatever you want.
  • Find odd backpacks. There are weird shaped backpacks such as coffins, but I have found that many of these odd shaped backpacks don't offer much space. Some designers actually offer nice artwork already on their backpacks. There are some nice backpacks in this post from The Everyday Goth.

Friday, July 13, 2012

More Craft Buys

I think that this should be changed to "a bloggy blog of a baby bat shopper"  because around  80% of the posts on this blog are about shopping. Don't worry that will change soon because I'm almost out of money. This means I will actually use the things I bought.
Today, as in the last post, I was in my favorite craft store. Today, found another spooky find. I don't know why but the store seems to be  celebrating Halloween early. I found the perfect ribbons to go with the charms from my last post. They are black sheer, cobwebs, and bats. Take a look for yourself.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Craft Store Finds

Today, I took a small trip to a local craft store and I found some beautiful goodies.  There was a 50% off sale and I found a bag of charms that were only 2 USD. I was a little surprised to find scorpions, spiders, and a bat together in one pack! Now I have a new GIY project!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Sorry That I'm Busy

 Currently, I am attending my final(and most busy) week at camp. I will not have time to post but I will be making one for when I return. For now, goodbye.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Red & Black Week

 Hello to the 5 people that came across this blog. Today I am very glad to be paricipating in Sophistique Noir's Red & Black Week.  I think that she looks very lovely today, as always. I decided to wear a black pants, a red tank top, my lace sleeved vest, and a red clutch. I pretty much got dressed up, after a hard day of shopping to find these items, just to post a picture. It was worth the work though. Enjoy the rest of your Red & Black Week!



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Going to Camp Soon

   Hello my readers(Honestly I don't think I have any.)! This is just a small post to tell you that June 10th, I will be attending a camp away from home. According to the information I have, I will not have access to the internet, but I will write down any posts I want to publish in a journal and publish them later or I can schedule posts for later. Also I will try to posts more often these remaining 5 days.
   The camp seems like it will be quite an expierience and great way to start my summer. I will live in a dorm on a college campus with my own roommate. There are classes I attend where I think I will solve equations and use scientific methods and such. Considering I am only eleven. this is quite a head start in college life.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Claire's Finds!



Today I was poking around in Claires and I found some of the items that I wanted online. I could have just bought them online, but who likes shipping fees?
  1.   The item I loved most was the "Talk About Toxic" earrings. I searched the rack until I finally found them in the back on the floor. I am lucky they are in good shape, but I am dissapointed that they contain glitter.
  2.   Next to the best is a "Material Girl Headband." I like it because I love hats, but sometimes it gets a little hot outside. I end up having to take my hat off to continue living.

  3.   The third item was supposed to be a " White Lace Fingerless Glove". The best thing is when I came in they had it in black. I like the black because it can go with more in my wardorobe. The bad thing is the black one isn't listed online.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Au Revoir Elementary School!

 Today I have left Elementary school and I most likely won't miss it. Even though I didn't want to awake this morning and go to my last day of school and my mom styled me by her likings, I had a lovely time. I am honored to say that I co-wrote and gave the exitting fifth grade speech and was glad that this was the last time I would see the faces of those who mistreated me for being myself.


Today I recieved :

  • 9 Paper Awards

  1. Reading Award
  2. Mathematics Award
  3. Science Award
  4. Excellence(citizenship) Award
  5. Mail System Leadership Award - Nixie Clerk
  6. Mail System Leadership Award - Canceller(promotion)
  7. Hall Monitor's Award
  8. Most Intelligent
  9. Class Favorite
  • 3 pins

  1. A Honor Roll
  2. E.Y.E.(Engaging Youth in Engineering) Club
  3. President's Award
  • 2 Medals

  1. Science
  2. Medal of Participation
  • 1 Trophy

  1. Perfect Attendence
  • 1 Plaque

  1. Special Recognition

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thrift Shops are Not Working For Me at the Moment

   I've been doing my research on some lovely blogs and I now know that thrift stores are really handy for finding some great items for a spooky style. Unfortunately, my mom doesn't like to take the time and wait for me as I search through thrift stores. I end up having no ride to my favorite thrift stores. Fortunately, I can find cool things in department stores, it just takes a little more time an effort. Although time an effort is a small price to pay for the perfect wardrobe. Unfortunately, it's about the only price I can actually pay. A lot of younger goths (like me)don't have money for quality goth clothing.
  For accessories I sometimes shop at Claires. It seems they have failed to open up to many goths as they have attempted to do.


Here are some things I found at Claires that I wouldn't mind wearing. It's sad that they have only that one choker.
  
Heart and Lace Choker

Talk About Toxic Earrings

White Lace Fingerless Gloves



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Goth Day

 
A sight I came upon on my walk
   Welcome to The Bat Cave. Our topic today is yesterday, May 22nd. We should all know that yesterday was, World Goth Day!!!  I am so thankful for yesterday for it is what gave me the motives to blog. My day was fine. My artclass was shortened so I had less time on my painting and pasting. We almost never get to paint in past in the same day, so I was happy . I also had a lovely evening, dressing up and having alone time. I would have liked to have friends in the neighborhood though.









 A  ring and a lace ribbon as a collar

My favorite dress



My lovely(and rushed) artwork in art class