Somewhere along the lines we stopped seeing eye to eye.

What goes off, my dudes?

The blog and the comic were both down for at least 4 days a couple weeks back, it may have been longer but I was out of town and not really paying attention. The short end of it is that the servers decided they wanted to fight WordPress. Then, once the sites were back up, I still couldn’t access them for administrative purposes because the servers decided that they also wanted to fight me.

We’ve since made amends and things are more or less back in order for now.

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In the cold I stood.

Greetings chums!

This is make-up, not real blood.
Casually bleeding from the face is genuinely a strong look for me.

Do you enjoy zombies? Comedy? Silly short films? Well, wouldn’t you know, it was the middle of winter and my mother was all like “Hey small child, wanna go out to a freezing cold forest in the middle of the night? My cinema colleagues are making a film because people who work in cinemas enjoy making films as much as they enjoy watching them and also they need more zombies. Dad is making spaghetti for dinner.”*
And I was all “Fuck yeah I want spaghetti!” So off we trek’d in the middle of the night in the middle of winter to go be zombies in the middle of a forest and afterwards I got spaghetti for dinner despite my hands being entirely too cold to adequately hold a fork.

Point is, the film which was filmed that night, along with behind the scenes footage, is now complete and viewable on the good old YouTube so… enjoy? Or don’t?

You’re your own person.

*Not her exact words.

Let me lay your mind to rest.

A moment of silence for Spaghetti Joe, the mature female mountain huntsman spider who took up residence in my home toward the beginning of autumn this year.

Spaghetti Joe - portrait
Mountain Huntsman Spider | Sparassidae | Isopeda Montana

Sadly, Spaghetti Joe passed away peacefully under the upstairs futon last week.

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It’s funny how freedom can make us feel contained.

Last month’s MAD Fashion Showcase went well!

MAD selfies
M.U.A. – Cassahra Rose | Headpiece – Cherry Pie Millinery

Hit the runway in a jacket by Von Chibi paired with jaunty hat by Cherry Pie and a 3-tiered jabot I’d whipped up in the week before the show.

3-Tier Spiderweb Jabot
3-Tier Spiderweb Jabot

Despite a fevered ability to take thousands upon thousands of photographs of invertebrates and interesting looking rocks, I’d left the camera at home that day, so only snapped a handful of vaguely unfocused selfies with the phone.

If you are interested in photographs (maybe also videos) from the runway, then please hit up the Facebook pages of Von Chibi Designs and Cherry Pie Millinery (whose works I was sporting) or that of Melbourne Alternative Designers to get a look at some of the many talented craftspeople this city has to offer!

Should you be interested in gratuitous closeup photographs of huntsman spiders then feel free to scroll on down and acquaint yourself with images of my energetic sparassidaughter, Spaghetti Joe:

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M.A.D. Fashion Showcase – 2017

Greetings friends, fiends, furs and foes!

The Melbourne Alternative Designers Fashion Showcase is coming up on Saturday the 25th of March (that’s this Saturday) at the St. Kilda Town Hall from 6:30pm through until 11:30pm. If you’re in Melbourne and interested in seeing some of our local designers strutting their stuff then come and check it out!

  • Tickets are around $40.
  • Please be aware that it is an 18+ event.

Further details can be found on the MAD Fashion Showcase website or Facebook event page.

This year I will be modelling some of Von Chibi‘s beautiful work on the runway once again and am very much looking forward to it!

MAD 2016
MAD Fashion Showcase 2016
Photo – Stephanie Mazur | Jacket – Von Chibi | Hat – Cherry Pie Millinery | MUA – Emily Rose

Hope to see you there!

Across the ages we have reigned as we endured.

All blog entries have been updated, so links and images should be back in proper functioning order. Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

Other recent updates include removal of delayed image loading from both the blog and comic as it was being temperamental. Image loading times just weren’t enough of an issue to warrant arguing with it.

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