elder goth

The Darkling Tag… 

Sorry for the lack of posts. I was very busy and it’s not the end !

 However, I think it could be funny to answer to the famous darkling tag, a list of questions for dark inclined people like an elder goth as me. 

So let’s begin

Simple Questions:

What is your favorite candle scent? None, i was so afraid by afire in my house that i don’t buy any cabdles ! 

Do you have a favorite book? I think i can consider the Lord Of The Rings as my favorite book even if i have a list long like an arm of fav books. 

Are you a tea or coffee person? No tea, no coffee because arythmias due to my heart defect and heart failure 

What is your favorite brand and color of lipstick? Nyx cosmetics and Kat Von D 

What is your favorite perfume/cologne? Avignon from Comme Des Garçons. The perfume of church insense. 


Do you have a celebrity crush? Yes, since my very young age and till now Harrison Ford. Probably my longest crush. But i have a lot of other crushes : Mads Mikkelsen, Misha Collins, Kurt Cobain, Helmut Berger, Yule Bryner, Gary Oldman……..

 

If you had to give up the color black, what color would you choose instead? Purple 

If you could change your name to a stereotypical 90s/2000s gothy name, what would it be? There were stereotypical gothy names ? I missed something when i was a baby bat 😂 

What are your top three tips for surviving hot weather while black clad? Light weight fabrics, many laces, don’t go out ! 

What song will always make you happy (doesn’t have to be a goth band)?  I need songs which inspire me, not make me happy. And a have a very long list of this kind of songs. 

Are you active in the arts (ex. Play an instrument, paint, write, etc)? 😂😂 holy shit yes, i’m a painter, it’s my “job” and before i was illustrator for rock music industry ( now almost retired)

If you had a teacup or mug made inscribed just for you, what would you have it say? I really don’t know, but i want one dalek shaped ! 


What is your number one non-gothy hobby? What is a gothy hobby except walking in cemeteries ?  

Thought Provokers:

If you could be a supernatural creature, what would it be and why? A vampire, because they could have a very long life, they are smarts and they are living dead so technically they never feel a heart beat, never. 

What horror monster-based super power would you have? Vampires powers
Do you feel confident or comfortable interacting with other Goths or gothy people (online or irl)? Why or why not? It depend of the people like ungoth people too. Sometimes you can interact very easily with someone and with other it could be more difficult. Goth, ungoth it’s the same. 

Which is more important for a look: Great hair or great makeup? Both, i try both. I’m not very skilled, i do my best. 

Is there something you wish there was more of in your subculture? More people ah ah ah… i feel alone. 

Care to share an embarrassing story related to your “darkliness“?  I’m not embarrassed with and never been. People around can but for me it’s just…natural. 

How are you at DIY? Not very skilled ! And i have not a lot of time to waste for learning. 

Quickly describe your ideal wedding ? No wedding, i hate wedding. So much people, money, embarrassment for just ONE day…. if i marry my man it will be just us, and a very tiny tiny bunch of people, 4/6 not more. The simplest possible. Love don’t need big things. Love is the big thing. 

Outfit of the day: Birthday with family 

Hi Shadows, 

Today i’m turning 43. I’m into goth since 25 years ! So much things happened and time flies so fast. This evening we did the family party and tomorrow it will be just with my man, his son and my best friend. We will play shamanic drums in the woods on the top of a nice hill above the valley. Promise, i will post about shamanic drums practice and why i’m practicing. 

Well, back to this evening. 

Simple and comfy. I wore my witchy winkelpickers from Goth Pikes. 

Laced legging from Poizen Industries 

Here a close up, i love the fishnet through which you can see my tattoos. I have another one laced up on leg sides. 



Velvet and cotton embroidered top by Holy Clothing my favorite brand 

Bat necklace by Restyle and altered by me, other necklaces from Ebay, sleeveless cardigan from Bershka. 


Wolf head hair clip from Bloody Frills 

I never use white foundation, my skin is pale by nature and frankly i never really understand why so white face ? I will have the feeling to be a sad clown. It’s one of the stereotypes i don’t need. When i was a baby bat i don’t remember people with white face make up. 

What do you think, am i wrong ? 

Cheers ! 

Tattoo appointment report

Hi little ghosts, 

last week i had a tattoo appointment with my favorite tattoo artist, Leanka from Lucky Electric. She did an amazing work. Most of my tattos are from her hand. I trust her completely. I think the relationship between you and your tattoo artist is VERY important. Even for one little tat’ 

i will do a more complete post about tattoos, being tattooed and how to do or not do when you want a tattoo. 

My new tattoo was for my leg, a large snake , from foot to thigh between my other tats. When it’s a place like legs or arm you need to think how you dress for being confortable during the work and after especially if have something else to do before being back home. 

I choose one of my comfy dress from Holyclothing. I wore over knee socks, no battle with shitty thights and one of my comfy pikes

Ready for my rendezvous ! I’m still a little bit nervous before a tattoo because you never know which pain you will have. Especially with a big one which begins on foot and continue alongside your leg. 


i took a photo during the appointment but i deleted it last evening while i cleaned my photo feed. Well it’s not very important actually. 

Here is the snake. I think it took 3 or 4 hours. Don’t remember because we still talk and laugh a lot. Time flew fast. My tattoos are not “goth” , i like old school coloured tattoos and some tattoo artists close to lowbrow or outsider art style. I must confess that i’m not into usual goth art with  etheral girls/ bats / wolves/ roses/ cemeteries kitsch combo. I will talk about that in another post too ! 


the photo was taken the evening after my appointment. I will shoot it better when it’s healed. Next step will probably be the snake on my left leg, same size, same place but not same snake: i want the sand snake from Beetlejuice. He is a little bit more simple with his stripes, with less colors. The third and last steps will be finishing colors and correct lines on both. 

Have you tattoos ? Do you want tattoos ? 

Cheers ! 

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: sunday between work and cinema ( and slice of controversy ) 

My sunday was divided between work and going to cinema for watching Logan. I’m not usually into comics but i follow the X-Men licensed movies since the beginning. Of course like a lot of people, my favorite character is Logan / Wolverine ( but also Nightcrawler and Magneto ) 

I loved the movie and i think it becomes my favorite of all the licence. The character of Logan is really well written, with deep and sensibility. I also discovered Dafne Keen who is really amazing in her role of young savage mutant. She reminds me a character from another universe i love Orphan Black, the character of Helena even she is older. 

However let’s talk rag. 


It’s a comfy sunday, first because i’m waiting total healing of a big snake tattooed ( i will talk about my tattoos soon in few different posts ) on my right leg on friday and in second hand because i need to work in my art studio before go to cinema. 

T-shirt : She Past Away merchandise 

Velvet jacket: Thrifted 

Skinny grey jeans: thrifted 

Winklepickers : Goth Pikes 


Sopor Aeternus brooch by My Queendom For….

Chain mail necklace from ebay altered by me with religious medals 

Choker probably from ebay, i don’t remember 

Ankh earrings : Killstar 

Earring cuff: Shop Dixi 


goth finger

It’s late, my humor is fucking bad at this hour. 

CONTROVERSY parenthesis : This week i will post the second part of ” Vampire movies Goth should watch “. I had a weird discussion about my first part on a elder goth FB group. Someone said to me she don’t want read because i used “should” in the title. Well, okay it’s your opinion and i don’t care i said. But she came back, explain to me that she think goth is an non judgemental subculture ( by the way not sure ) and she’s worry when people give things you should do…. 

If i use this title it’s not for giving an order or a manual about being a good goth. First because the list is not only for goth, but for those who like vampires movies, second because it’s just a fucking title which sounds nice to my ears, and not for the first degree, third, it’s just suggestions if you are searching a movie to watch during a lazy day or because you’ve binge drinked netflix and have no idea to watch now. 

I do this blog for pleasure, for not only talk about my job because i’m like my own community manager and sometimes i need to talk about other stuff i like. It’s for fun, sometimes i will post more serious things of course, but it will never be a manual for being goth. You can read it even if you are not in the subculture but you have common interest, or whatever you are, i don’t care. I just hope you.ll find sometimes interesting infos or you just have a good time like me when i read other blogs i appreciate. And not especially goth too. 

So please can we just forget for once controversies, i think there are plenty of more important topics on which you can have controversies than … a list about vampire movies !!!! 

What do you think ?