Friday, June 20, 2014

Don't Feed the Trolls

Don't you just love the internet? You have all the knowledge of the human race at your fingertips, allowing you to do literally anything in terms of connecting with people from all walks of life, and yet, there are those who would rather spend their time disparaging people.

Fucking Trolls.

I had an encounter with one today, seemingly out of the blue, on a pin well over two years old.

I thought I handled it well enough, seeing as the trolls really hate when you come to them calmly. It freaks them out. After dropping that little screengrab on my Facebook page, a few friends decided to pop on over and leave comments of their own. Which promptly made her delete her previous comments and change her profile picture.

Ah, the wonders of the internet.

Love and Lightning Bugs,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm a Vixen on the Weekends

So, Saturday, I spent the entire day dressed as a Kitsune. Because, you know, that's just how I roll. And on Sunday, I did it again, for shits and giggles...and for filming a web-series made by the amazing Airship Vindus.

But I digress.

Copyright Dustin Hawkins
Every year, Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita has their volunteers put away their traditional 1880's clothing, and has them don Steampunk costumes of every style imaginable. The park is always open to the public, but on Steampunk Day, the park is brimming with people clad in brass, bustles, and covered in cogs, gears, and goggles. That's me in the above photo, on the far right. The one with fox ears...


Copyright Carolee Conway
If you don't know what Steampunk is, here's an old post I wrote about the topic. Needless to say, this genre has drawn quite a bit of attention in the past few years, and has in turn become immensely popular with people of all ages. In fact, two of my best friends were met while at a similar event years ago.

Copyright Keith Wondra
As you can see, there is a TON of difference between costumes, and people often take up the role of a character. I myself like to attend as Viviette Crevan, the Kitsune I have written short stories about in the past. It's immense fun to be a different person for a day, and strangely enough, these sort of hobbies, where I dress up in costume, have helped me control my anxiety.

Copyright Keith Wondra
Copyright Jeff Frazell
So next time you hear about a Steampunk event in your local neck of the woods, check that shit out! You have no idea just how much fun, and insane creativity you're missing out on! 

Love and Lightning Bugs,

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to Keep from Killing the Neighborhood

I've decided to make an effort to post every day, for 30 days. i'm not holding my breath on that happening, but hey, it's worth a shot right?

Today, I woke up in a horrible mood. Not a 'my day is going to be bad' kind of mood, more like a 'I want to stab everyone I meet today in the neck' mood. Thankfully, I found this website before I went to run my daily errands.

Put You in a Better Mood is a website that does exactly that, by showering you with pictures of cute puppies, kittens, and awesome moments that may go unnoticed throughout the world on any given day.

Like a bathtub full of mean Labs. (Don't be mad Lab owners, I have owned a few Labs in my time...I know that special kind of stupid they possess. It's awesome.)

Or gifs of kittens so intent on killing that shadow monster on the wall, they bonk heads mid leap.

Face it, you know you need this website to keep from going on a murder spree too.

Love and Lightning Bugs,