Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hot Topic: Why do Goths hate it?

Most of the time, Hot topic is associated with Mall goths or Babybats. It is the mecha for the uneducated Gothling. However sometimes when wandering in, I do find things I wish to add to my own wardrobe.

So why do Goths hate it?

I believe that because Hot Topic has seemed to 'Sell out" over the years, it makes it less appealing. it went from a haven for the alternative to Hipster headquarters.

I still visit the store from time to time but although i don't like hot topic's choice in music or trend-whoring ways. I understand how little business an all alternative store can get.

it's all just business, I'm sure.

What do you, My dear readers, Think?

Bats and Kisses.

Lady Zendra

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rant: A video.

I have made My first VLOG! Hope you all enjoy it!

Please Subscribe to my YouTube Here and follow on here as well. hope you like it.

Bats and kisses,

Lady Zendra

Friday, November 16, 2012

Still alive.

Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. I've become terribly addicted to the online dating sim game, My Candy Love. So forgive me.

But thanks for still being loyal to my blog.

As of late I have had a lack of inspiration when it comes to topics. so if you have any requests feel free to comment them.

hopefully I will get out of my funk soon.

Thanks for your loyalty.

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Zendra.

Blame these two for my current obsession with the damn game. The one on the left is named Castiel and the other Lysander. both make me want to lick the screen on good days and chuck it through the window on the bad. >-< why must they be so gorgeous. they do not make them like that in real life.

(Love you Andrew! :) )  just in case the boyfriend unit is reading.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Styles of the GothicSubculture: Romantic Goth

Romantic goths are a subset of goth that usually leans toward the more emotional parts of goth. These goths tend to be intellectual and view darkness and beauty as one in the same.

These beautiful goths tend to enjoy spending time reading poetry, literature and many books on any of the subjects they find interesting. They are, in fact, Known for their love of dark poetry, literature and may often be seen picnicking in the cemetery with a battered Anne Rice novel in  hand.

Romantic Goths love extravagant, decadent clothes reminiscent of aristocrats from a long ago. Their garments are often made from beautiful fabrics such as velvet, silk, or lace. The overall appearance tends to be poised and elegant. They tend to lean toward Victorian style clothing but unlike Victorian Goths, Romantic goths are not always historically accurate

Strongly influenced by England's Romantic Period (18th and 19th century), which is reflected in the poetry of John Keats, Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Romantic Movement focused on the emotive experience, which is what Romantic goths tend to like about the subculture.

Romantic goths thrive in dark beauty and have a very high maintenance look, with cravats, bustles, corsets, boots, dark yet sensual makeup these goths have an eye for the  dramatic.accessories such as parasols, top hats, canes and lace eye-patches are often seen to complete a outfit. Elaborate beaded or lace chokers are often seen, and lace gloves are regarded as almost essential. This look can sometimes be paired with heavier looking boots for an ironic contrast, but Victorian granny boots, or lacy, ribbon adorned heeled boots from brands such as Demonia complete a romantic outfi.


 Romantic goth bands have an almost ethereal and brooding sound, for example Love Spirals Downwards, Faith and the Muse, The Sisters of Mercy and Love is Colder Than Death. Classical music such as Bach and Beethoven are also enjoyed.


Hope this is a good post for all of my lovely readers and followers. feel free to follow me if you wish and I hope to update again soon.

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Zendra

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Band of the Month: The Cure

I've decided to do a monthly spotlight on various bands well known throughout the  subculture. This is because I've noticed a lot of readers that email me are Young Darklings just entering the subculture and wanting to find some music.

The first band I plan on Spotlighting is one of my personal favorites: The Cure.


The Cure was formed in 1973, but at the time the band was known as The Obelisk. At the Time the band members consisted of Robert Smith on lead vocals and piano, Michael "Mick" Dempsey on guitar, Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst on drums, Marc Ceccagno on lead guitar and Alan Hill on bass.

As the years progressed the band went through several lineup changes with the only constant member being Robert Smith. The band also went through several name changes from the Obelisk to Easy Cure

Easy Cure auditioned several vocalists before Smith finally assumed the role of Easy Cure's front-man in September 1977.  That same year, Easy Cure won a talent competition to work and record with Hansa Records but the contract later dissolved as some members left the band. Thompson was dropped from the band in May, and the remaining trio (Smith/Tolhurst/Dempsey) were soon renamed The Cure by Smith.

Despite hardships, The Cure realesed its first Album "The Imaginary Boys"  in May 1979. Because of the band's inexperience in the studio, Parry and engineer Mike Hedges took control of the recording. However, most of the band members were unhappy with their debut album; particularly Smith who felt it was a bit too superficial. The band later released their second single "Boys Don't Cry" in June

The Cure them became the front -runner for Siouxie and the Banshees but being part of the Banshees really changed Smith's outlook on what he wanted to do with his music career.

The Cure's third single "Jumping Someone Else's Train" was released in early October 1979. Soon afterwards, Dempsey was dropped from the band because of his cold reception to material Smith had written for the upcoming album.

After the lack of creative control on the first album, Smith exerted a greater influence on the recording of The Cure's second album "Seventeen Seconds", which he co-produced with Mike Hedge. The album was released in 1980 and reached number 20 on the UK charts. A single from the album, "A Forest", became the band's first UK hit single, reaching number 31 on the singles chart. To improve sales of the album after re-releasing "Three Imaginary Boys" to America, the band went on it's first world tour. At the Conclusion of the tour however, Matthieu Hartley left the band. Hartley said, "I realized that the group was heading towards suicidal, sombre music—the sort of thing that didn't interest me at all."

 The Cure recorded and released "Pornography", the third and final album of an "oppressively dispirited" trio that cemented the Cure's stature as purveyors of the emerging gothic rock genre in 1982. The release of Pornography was followed by the Fourteen Explicit Moments tour, where the band finally dropped the anti-image angle and first adopted their signature look of big, towering hair and smeared lipstick on their faces.

 The tour also saw a series of small incidents that eventually led Simon Gallup to leave The Cure at the tour's conclusion. Gallup and Smith did not talk to each other for eighteen months following his departure.

With only one album left in their record contract and with commercial response to "Wild Mood Swings" and the "Galore" compilation lacking in enthusiasm, Smith once again considered that the end of The Cure might be drawing near and wanted to make an album that reflected the more serious side of the band. The Grammy-nominated album "Bloodflowers" was released in 2000 after being delayed since 1998.

The band also embarked on the nine-month Dream Tour, attended by over one million people worldwide. In 2001, The Cure left Fiction and released their "Greatest Hits" album and DVD, which featured the music videos for a number of classic Cure songs.

Tthe band headlined twelve major summer music festivals in 2002, and played three extended concerts in Berlin and Brussels in which they performed the albums "Pornography", "Disintegration" and "Bloodflowers" in their respective order each night. The Berlin performances were released on DVD as "The Cure: Trilogy" in 2003.

In 2011, the band played their first three studio albums in their entirety during two shows in Sydney, Australia. These "Reflections" shows notably featured Roger O'Donnell and Laurence Tolhurst, both in a keyboard and percussion role. Porl Thompson was absent from the performances. The shows are due to be released on DVD in 2012.

  March 2012, The Cure announced that they would be headlining a series of summer music festivals across Europe, including the Leeds/Reading Festival. Smith said that the band were currently without a recording contract and that he had no idea when they would put together another record or release new singles


Finally finished it. research stinks. hope y'all like this one.

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Zendra

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

So I finally had time to upload my photos from Halloween on Facebook. Send me a request if you'd like.

I had to work most of Halloween day but After work My boyfriend and I went to the Halloween store to pick up some quick decorations.

I then spent 3 hours getting my hair as teased as it would go ( I have really thick hair that comes to my shoulders and sometimes teasing is difficult.)

I slowly became the Spider-Witch.


This design took so much control on my part but I think it came out well.

I decided to have fun with my camera and take some "model pics"

Full costume complete with spider webs in hair and crazy hair!

More silly pics after my hair deflated!

Okay I promise a intellectual post in the near future!

Bats and Kisses,

 Lady Zendra

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