Friday, August 24, 2007

Law of eights?

Lynn Jones has just tagged me, and thus it goes that I must reveal 8 fascinating facts about myself, then dump pass on the same task to 8 other bloggers (which is going to be tricky as most of my blogroll have already been tagged!)

OK so here goes:

1) I've never been to Transformations, and I've never bought any of their products.

2) I've climbed up to the top of Mont Real in Montreal, Canada and seen the huge big steel cross as close as you can get. (It looks like a radio mast close up - I nearly missed it!)

3) I'm a Union Representative and Activist at work.

4) I'm addicted to Animal Crossing: Wide World on the Nintendo DS and have to play 10 minutes everyday or my carefully cross-bred roses will die!

5) I love to dance but am incredibly self conscious dancing in front of people

6) I enjoy Backgammon

7) I have a pathological terror of syringe needles, and injections

8) I've had work published in Ragnarok - The journal of the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargamers.

And now the tricky bit. Assuming they haven't already been tagged, I nominate Helena, Chuck, Bikerchick, Sanji, Richard, Lara, Charlee, and Batsgirl.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture

I'm a great fan of homages to silent movies, especially those that are clever enough to use the genre rather than mock it.

This one is incredibly clever, and uses some very well-judged musical cues for additional gags.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Colour Me Sicker

Mere days after I posted my black and white portrait for Luis Drayton's Colour Me Sick, fellow blogger and contributor, Helena Love fired-up her art package and produced this fantastic rendition of me:

I'm absolutely besotted with it!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Proto-Goth icons

Your Score: Siouxsie Sioux!

Our test has determined that you possess
40% Hellbentness, 19% Sanguinity, and 48% Creeps!
Well done!

You are Siouxsie Sioux, lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees!

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British gothic rock band that encompassed the punk and new wave genres. She and the Banshees were not directly involved in the early goth scene as such, but had a massive influence on it in terms of both music and image. Siouxsie Sioux courted much controversy in the band's early days with her dress, often wearing 'bondage' clothes and fetish wear. Their music had been called "gothic" as far back as 1979, and their music formed the template for a lot of female-fronted goth bands in much the same way that Siouxsie's sense of style provided a fashion plate for many female goths. Between the two bands, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Bauhaus pretty much rocked early gothic style into being.

Link: The what Proto-Goth Icon are you? Test written by anastasia_x on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Monday, August 06, 2007

Shameless Plug Time

Being a complete attention-whore (Hello? Tranny!) I couldn't wait to get involved in Luis Drayton's latest adventure Colour Me Sick: The TG Self-Portrait Colouring-In Project.

Its pretty simple really. Luis has posted a number of black and white self portraits of members of the Trannisphere. Its up to you to print them off, colour them in, and post them back on the group page.

I'm going to have a go at Miss K's funky offering when I can get to a printer and my crayons...

And here's mine:

Pandora Caitiff Self Portrait (Colour Me Sick)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Mother knows best

Reading other blogs about de-princessing, and hiding things from parents made me feel incredibly lucky to have a mum who knows about what I do and is pleased for me.

She doesn't know ALL of what I do, because I don't want her worrying, but she's seen some of my pictures, and heard edited highlights of Transpocalypse and the like.

She was the first person I came out to, although other people may have had an inkling. She's been very supportive, very flattering about my photos, and very quick to raid my closet when she's got a fancy dress party to go to!

My brother is cool with it too, but doesn't really think about it much.

But my father doesn't know. I don't really see him much, or get on with him very well, so I'm happier presenting a fa├žade of normality, as his girlfriend seems determined to cut me and my brother out of his life (and his will...)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sharon and Tracey

Right. Enough with the hate, more with the love. Feast your eyes on my new shoes.

They arrived today from Alternative Footwear. I ordered the 4" white patent stilettos, but a few days later I got an email saying they wouldn't be back in stock til October! Instead I was offered the 5" which I didn't see on their website (and which were a quid cheaper too!) I said definitely, and here they are!

I'm going to a Tarts and Vicars party with The Biker Chick soon. I think these need to be worn with black footless tights, a denim mini, and my fake gold hoopy earrings!

Just call me Chardonnay!