|First Day of Advent (2021)|
Thursday, 9 December 2021
Sunday, 21 November 2021
|Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in a 2015 BBC publicity photograph for the |
Doctor Who two part story Under the Lake and Before the Flood
Friday, 29 October 2021
Here's something a bit folk horror related for the upcoming Halloween.
This caption was created for the November 2020 competition on Rachel's Haven which was based around seasons. I used a still from the 1971 film Blood on Satan's Claw for this and I'm quite pleased with the story and how I managed to bring it full circle.
Thursday, 30 September 2021
It's been an up and down month for me.
Recently I was able to have a holiday for a week which was quite nice and the weather stayed well. I even bought a new necklace. I've not really bought any new clothes recently apart from some cosplay which I'm only half hoping to do at some point (if I can get one more bit). In fact I veer between all the stuff I want to do and just throwing in the towel. I never wanted to just buy stuff, wear it once and never wear it again. I know there are some outfits I'm tempted by but are a bit too revealing for me to wear to a convention.
In October I'll no longer be working from home which I'm a little sad about because I've enjoyed dressing up for it and sharing my photos online. Positive comments mean a lot but every so often, this week for example, I'm made aware of how much harder it is for acceptance in the wider world. I often come back to the idea of asking if I can wear dresses and skirts and to be honest I'm probably in the best position I could be having celebrated a big work anniversary but I don't know if I should do and if I even want to anymore. I'm not sure when I'll have the opportunity anymore as I rarely feel like it when I get in from work and at the weekend I often have to go out and even just for a short walk makes me a bit nervous. In fact I've become a little obsessed with the few moments I go out for a walk and how I look when I do.
Monday, 30 August 2021
Apologies for not posting anything recently (if anyone is still reading this) but there's not been an awful lot happening. I wanted to make sure I put something up this month though so here we are late at night on Bank Holiday Monday. I've not made any new purchases recently and I'm still pondering my options for cosplay. Still in that same position of being really psyched for it and feeling inadequate. Probably best to keep off social media for a bit. Summer is ending shortly but hopefully it will hold on for a bit longer so I can go on holiday at last this year.
I've mentioned The Changing Mirror website before and I would definitely recommend it as a great source of TF stories of various types (especially if you like weight gain stories) and in particular I've been enjoying the work of Grace Fairway recently. Unfortunately actually joining up has proved a challenge so it's a problem I've now been trying to solve. I have recently signed up to another site which I've been thinking about stories I may want to contribute so hopefully if I do then I will post them here as well.
I've had rather a girly day today although trying a wig on for the first time in ages made me feel a bit down although it was nice to have the longer hair (which I always end up playing with) plus to tell the truth I am going a bit bald and at the moment it's terrifying me more than any other part of the aging process. I guess I feel more my authentic self with my own hair and when I have a wig on it just feels fake. I feel like the stereotypical transvestite rather than just myself which bring out a self-loathing I rarely have around my dressing. Before COVID hit I was looking at using a dressing service but I note that some do just hair and make-up tips so I'm wondering if a crash-course in make-up might help things.
Sunday, 4 July 2021
As it's Independence Day today, I thought I would put something up about a occasional caption preference of mine: Americanization.
Race or Nationality change is a lovely topic to explore and one of my favourites over the years has been Americanisation. As a Brit it's fun to be turned from the stuffy, reserved stereotype into an outgoing American draped in the Stars and Stripes with a southern fried accent and probably a spot on a cheerleading squad.
Although it's been done to me a lot over the years I've only used it a handful of times for others (and spoilers sweetie but I'm going to be using it again very soon although I'm not saying on who for now...). The first time I used it was for a 'Please Americanise Me' topic for the lovely Evie Hyde over on Rachel's Haven who now runs Evie's Emporium and that is the caption I would like to present for you now. This was among the first I did so it's still a bit rough around the edges especially the bright red text on top of the photo so I apologise for the look. Hopefully it's readable enough and that you like it anyway.
|Tourist Trap (2011)|
Sunday, 27 June 2021
I had meant to post something earlier but I've not been doing an awful lot recently.
I've bought a new (well, second hand) skirt which has a blue and grey checked pattern. I've not worn it yet as it's more of an autumn/winter wear and it's been really hot here recently. As always with the hot weather though I feel a little trapped between wanting to wear cooler clothes and the amount of hair I have which just disgusts me at times. No matter how much I shave there always seems to be stubble there so I don't seem to be able to get rid of it completely plus I do enjoy wearing tights over having bare legs as I think it looks better. Maybe this is the time for longer skirts although not today as it's quite grey at the moment. I also bought a quite cute Harley Quinn t-shirt.
Cosplay is something that continues to be on my mind, not that I have plans to go to any conventions at the moment and in fact I'm not even sure if any have started up again. I do wonder whether eschewing wigs and make-up in the future might be the best for me although I do feel that they do lend themselves better to some characters like Amy Pond with her gorgeous red hair, Cher Horowitz with her long blonde hair and of course Harley Quinn with her pigtails and white make-up which brings so much to the character I couldn't imagine doing her without it. I am thinking though that maybe it's my five o'clock shadow that's causing me the most grief so if I find a way to cover it up that may be half the battle. I expect all I would need to learn is a few tips on concealing it and it would probably be easy to do in fact I don't know why I put off just sitting down and learning about this stuff. I think my interests lie more in the clothes themselves than any other part of my appearance. I guess they are the main thing for me.
Sorry I haven't got more to add at this time but hopefully more soon.