My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture, and things in the broader realm of the Gothic and darkly Romantic. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

Goth is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, the expression of that in Goth rock. It looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, et al) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. The Gothic should not be limited by what is already within it; inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Interruption of Schedule

I've had a busy weekend (see picture below) and am on jury duty as of tomorrow, so I have not had the time I'd liked to have had to write all my blogs. I do have a review and lyric analysis of the Emilie Autumn song 'Fight Like A Girl' for my musical Monday, but while we were next to Eden Court there was no time to photograph it further.
Muskets are heavy. Thanks to Suzy for the photograph.
Thanks to Culloden Battlefield Museum for letting me get my hands on the musket!!
I would like to leave a message to the tall Goth chap from the Netherlands whom I met at the Games: It was very nice meeting you and I'd like to have caught up with you again, but had to run for my bus! Sorry! I wish you and your friends the best on your holiday in Scotland. Have fun! You may never read this, I know, but the internet is global, so one can hope! 

I am not a pirate; the bandana is to stop owls and raptors from playing with my hair!
The Owl Is Called Cheeky. He is.
Thanks to Suzy for the photograph. 
This was my third time volunteering with 2 Wit 2 Woo. They are an excellent organisation helping lots of rescued birds, both wild and those who have been ill cared for in captivity. While they mainly help owls they also help a variety of raptors and even corvids! If you have coins to spare, donate! 


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