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. 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.

The Gothic subculture 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, and 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 (Tim Burton, Siouxsie Sioux and Anne Rice 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. Goth should not be limited by what is considered "goth", inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Temporary Hiatus

My computer died.

My laptop has unfortunately suffered a mechanical hard-drive failure. Fortunately I have recovered my data before it failed completely, but I am currently without a computer of my own (I am borrowing laptop and internet for this short post) and as such blogging has been on temporary hiatus since the laptop broke and will be until I get proper computer access again, at which point I have a lot to post (as those who follow the associated FaceBook page to this blog already know). While I can borrow computers for brief intervals, this is a) rare and b) not long enough time to create proper posts. As such, I am putting this blog on hiatus until I have enough time to post something decent. 

I've been travelling around Scotland in the meanwhile, so there will be a LOT to post when I get back, including plenty of Gothic and Gothic Revival architecture, Edinburgh Castle and other goodies. 

7 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear it! Buying a replacement hard drive can often be cheaper than buying a new laptop all together. My laptop's hard drive also failed, and I thought it might give me an excuse to buy a new one... too expensive lol. I went on Newegg to find mine.

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    1. I bought a new hard-drive, and Raven swapped it out (I'm too klutzy to be doing things like taking apart the computer...) and now I'm back online and back blogging!

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  2. At least you were able to recover your data. I'm hoping that you'll be able to get back up to speed before too long. Good luck!

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    1. Laptop is fixed, and I'm back blogging :)

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  3. Having a broken laptop must've been troublesome for you, as it would've been to anybody. I can only imagine how hard it was for you to update your blog. I'm just thankful that someone lent you their laptop for that short post. Anyway, I'm sure you've gotten your laptop fixed by now, as I can see you updating us rather oftenly again. Hoping to hear more from you soon. All the best! :)

    Cordia Remsen @ RB's Computer Service

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    1. I've been SO busy with work and life recently. I've updated my blog today, but there is more going on behind the scenes and I am hoping to start the new year with my backlog of photographs cleared and my blog full of shiny new photos.

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  4. It's unfortunate that your laptop broke at the same moment you were travelling around Scotland! I think everyone here would agree that seeing photos of your travels from then would be nothing short of lovely. Anyway, if you have any photos from that trip lying around, make sure to share the fun with us! Haha! Take care!

    Brian Hopkins @ Microtips USA

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