Three Twisted Knots

Tales of the Fae Lands

So, World Goth Day is Coming Up.

The Amazing Catwoman:
The Amazing Catwoman:

World Goth Day is the 22nd of May. That’s this coming Friday. Now, I myself am not a goth. However, I can say that I’ve never met a goth who was interested in actually desecrating a graveyard. Most goths, if they’re into graveyards, just want to visit there.

But you would not believe what, I guess you would call them ordinary people, think about goths. Kind of like they think about me, I guess, only with more eyeliner. If I’m in a big city, mums sometimes steer their children away from me, that kind of thing. It’s how I developed this awesome scowl.

So, anyway, people believe the craziest things.

So that's how I found myself getting on a streetcar in New Orleans...
So that’s how I found myself getting on a streetcar in New Orleans…

So that’s how I found myself getting on a streetcar in New Orleans…. and heading round to ward graveyards.

Warding graveyards? Why would anybody need to ward a graveyard?
Warding graveyards? Why would anybody need to ward a graveyard?

“Warding graveyards? Why would anybody need to ward a graveyard?”

“Not your need to know,” said the Fixer. “But I think they’re worried the goth population is going to somehow breach the gates.”

I said no more to the Fixer. But, um. New Orleans has a far bigger vampire problem than any city has a goth problem. Not that vampires are necessarily a problem, but. Not my need to know; just do the job. The city councilwoman overseeing the project said I was dressed too casually, so she dragged me to (ironically) the World Goth Fair and bought me a jacket that she said would “make me fit in better with the locals.” Yeah, whatever: free jacket. She took me to a skin painter too, so I could get a new look for the job. I really like the work the artist did on me; her shop is called 7 Deadly s{K}ins, and of course they had a booth at the World Goth Fair. We left when the city councilwoman got nervous that someone was going to drag her into a club and sacrifice her on some satanic altar (and I carefully did not mention that I am more likely to be such a sacrifice than she is).

I don't know if you know much about warding.
I don’t know if you know much about warding.

I don’t know if you know much about warding. I suppose it’s different for everyone, but for me, it requires intense conversation, very stiff arms, and upraised hands. Every time, every ward. By the end of the night, I was so tired my hands were shaking. The councilwoman took pity on me and we swung by Café du Monde on the way, where she bought me coffee and beignets, then complained she’d already blown her budget on the jacket and this would be out of her own pocket. I didn’t take the bait. I thanked her in as sweet a voice as I could muster,  but no way was I paying $5 for a café au lait and three beignets. Sheesh. Anyway, thank the gods Cafe du Monde is open 24 hours a day, because I fell asleep on the table and only woke up when some college guy tried to steal my last beignet. Cold, dead hands, buddy. And you don’t want to know what these hands can do.

Style Card:
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins: Zavira (available at the World Goth Fair!)
Hair: Mina: Aranka
Ears: Mandala Fantasy Elf Ears
Jacket: Dark Passions: Frock in Black (available at the World Goth Fair!)
Trousers: Evilkyoot: Express Jeans, black
Corset: Schadenfreude: Fluorite Tree Corset
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui: Selene Boots
Necklace: Eldritch: Khordaid Pendant 2 (available at The Secret Affair!)

Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. Go look at the web page. Yes, I know they’re expensive. If you want to take amazing photos in SL, they’re worth every Linden.

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Narrators Gwyneth, The Amazing Catwoman, Friðrós, Davi, and whoever else springs out of The Author’s head, live in the parallel universe of Second Life. You can read their stories here, or just scroll down to see what Gwyneth was wearing when she wrote it.

Gwen Enchanted is a story blogger, a fantasy fashion blogger, and a thoughtful in-world photographer.

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