A friend of mine loaned me a book called The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories recently and I absolutely adored it! It reminded me a little of the Shorts I post right here on this blog each week. Anywho, upon reading more about it and how it was written, I stumbled across an online community for creatives called HITRECORD. I’m probably late to the party as HITRECORD has been around for quite a few years now, but I figured I’d send the word out to others who missed the initial HITRECORD hype. If you’re a creative of any and all backgrounds/specialties and you’re interested in learning about this awesome collaborative initiative, read on…Continue reading “HITRECORD: A Collaborative Resource For Creatives”
An empath in a fictional setting is defined as a person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual. In the real world, being an empath isn’t so much paranormal as it is rare, mystifying and even perplexing to some. There’s nothing paranormal to fear about it, it’s more of a 6th sense (but with little to no involvement from Bruce Willis)…Continue reading “Understanding Empaths: A Catch 22”
Hello, hello! Today I’m sharing a super simple Jester Lavorre cosplay tutorial based on the recent costume I put together for the Sydney Oz Comic-Con Pop-Up 2021. This Critical Role (from the mind of Laura Bailey) inspired character cosplay was a lot of fun to make and could honestly be done pretty easily by cosplayers of all skill levels. I’m a beginner myself, so it goes to show that you can make amazing stuff if you use a little imagination and a little help from friends. Enjoy…Continue reading “Jester Lavorre Cosplay Tutorial”
Adam, I regret to inform you that at 1:19 in the AM of Thursday the 11th of March 2021 I made a grave error that will affect both of our lives forevermore.Continue reading “An Unfortunate Open Letter To My Love”
Be me, doing my best emo kid impression (MCR tee, black jeans, skull earrings, blue hair, the lot) at Bunnings yesterday afternoon, faced with the unabated curiosity of a middle-aged white dude wearing a wife beater. The visit was for the sole purpose of finding materials to use to make Jester Lavorre and Fjord Stone costumes for the Oz Comic Con Pop-Up event this coming weekend.Continue reading “Bunnings And Cosplay And Middle-Aged Aussie Dudes…Oh My!”
Now, I’m no plant expert, but I have managed to keep a range of plants alive on my balcony, I assume through sheer dumb luck. It may be because I choose plants that are good for people with busy (or lazy) lifestyles. It may be because I’m a natural plant grower, who has figured out how to channel the power of Mother Earth herself. Either way, here are a few plants that I’ve managed to keep alive without really knowing what I’m doing, so they may be good for you too…Continue reading “Best Plants For Busy Lifestyles”
Yep. Ya girl’s got a hyperactive thyroid. All I know is that my body has betrayed me and I’m paying the price for it. Let’s chat this shit out…Continue reading “Say Hello To My Scumbag Thyroid”
There’s a theory that rainy days help simmer an anxious mind. I couldn’t agree more…Continue reading “Rainy Day, Clear Mind”
This happened a few years back now but it still takes up space in my brain. It showed up today as a post in my Facebook memories so I thought I’d share. This is “How To Lose Your Job in 25 Easy Steps” by an absolute imbecile…Continue reading “How To Lose Your Job In 25 Easy Steps (But Not In The Way You Think)”
Sometimes I feel like my mind, well, has a mind of its own. There’s no control, no focus, just a swirling vat of concepts, fear, love, anxiety, stress, excitement, guilt, intention – every feeling and every thought under the sun may as well have set up camp in my little old noggin.
I know I’m not the only one…Continue reading “Quotes To Calm A Cluttered Mind”
The thing a lot of Aussies have been dreading leading up to Christmas has happened. We’ve had a Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, resulting in the rest of the Australian states closing their borders. Fun times.Continue reading “A Very Covid Christmas”
Ok, I know it’s not over yet, but what even was 2020?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on it. Contrary to popular opinion, 2020 wasn’t actually horrific for me. I know that a lot of people were negatively impacted by Covid-19 to varying degrees and I’m definitely not shitting all over their experiences, but I can’t say that I’m personally hateful towards this year. I still just can’t wrap my head around everything that happened and how quickly it has flown by!Continue reading “What Even Was 2020?”
Now, I wrote this post a little while ago when MCR announced a reunion (and a visit to Aus for Download Festival 2020) and it was posted as a page on my “Things I’d Swipe Right On” section. That section is a thing of the past. It’ll no longer be in page format but future TISRO posts be posted as actual posts. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there, but I couldn’t go past re-posting this so my fellow emos can wallow in the fact that MCR never did manage to get themselves out to Aus and it’s still not o-fucking-kay.
Don’t…Continue reading “My Chemical Romance Reunion //_^”
Please review the following experience and let me know whether you’re in agreeance that my idiot brain should be put down.
Hello, hello! Just a quick one today.
So, I had a few Facebook memories pop up recently that made me giggle. I thought I’d share them with you fine people.
If you needed further proof that taking the train to work in Sydney (pre-social distancing) can drive you slightly mad, these documented moments from 12 April 2016 should suffice.
I find myself Googling the phrase, “why does my cat *insert weird thing my cat does*” way too often.
Like any good blogger, I thought I’d share some semi-amusing shit from my life with my readers and document the answers to said weird things.
Whether you have cats or not, it’s fun to learn. I hope you enjoy this delightfully strange, and slightly unsettling compilation of weird things my cats do, and why.
But first, background!
My partner and I have two cats: Aang and Korra. Yes, they are named after two Avatars. And yes, their names are super apt, given their personalities. It’s actually amazing.
This post is a genuine 3 for 1 deal.
Balconies. Gardens. Fairy lights.
Who in their right mind doesn’t like all of these things?
What I’m going to try here with this post involves less words, more pictures.
Behold, I share with you my magical plant and fairy light covered balcony of dreams!Continue reading “Magical Balcony Gardens Full Of Fairy Lights”
Ok, ok, ok. In my last blog post I mentioned that I’d be joining a few random ladies I’d never met before for a long-ass day of wine, snacks and Dungeons & Dragons. This be the tale of that fateful day…
You’ll be pleased to learn that I haven’t, in fact, disappeared off the face of the Earth. I’ve just recently been consumed by my bi-annual hiatus from this blog. You know how it goes. I’m the worst. We’re all well aware of this by now.
So, after an extended (and much needed) break, your friendly neighbourhood Kates is back, and you’d damn well better be #praying for her.Continue reading “tl;dr Happy New Year & Stuff”
Friends, I’m in need of some advice.
What do you do when you find yourself sitting in front of the TV every weekend, thinking about how you wished you’d get out and about more, then settling straight in for another 8 hours of the latest true crime doco series?