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I think this update will be more pleasant for us both if I sort it by topics. So here goes.

  • I made a gif of my face for giggles. Hi.

 

 

 My friend Krisia (which you should go LIKE on facebook) took some photos of me in April, prostate we had such an amazing day! (You can read all about it and see the photos over here, if you’d like, by the way). Anyway, she had an expo last month, and I was surprised to find that this piece was among them! She did other portraits of girls based on her own photos of them which were also there, and this awesome one of a kind art book:

Click the images to visit her website, I invite you to stalk her.

  • Now. About Stars Like Fish… a couple of things.

If you’re thinking about buying it, I recommend you buy it from me on Etsy. It will be signed, customized and I’ll include little extras. Maybe. But it’s cheaper than online bookstores and probably more fun.

On that subject, OH MY GOSH, my internet friend forever Teresa wrote such a heartwarming comment on my book… please, please go read it. I’m kind of afraid of what people have to say about it (though also insanely curious), but Tere knows me and what it’s all about, plus she’s an intelligent, creative (and pretty) girl of letters and whatnot, so you might understand why it means so much to me. I snatched an image of hers:

Also: the book has some errors. Some typos, some mix-ups. I almost DIED when I started discovering them, even after I had edited myself (literally) ad nauseam. I had nightmares for days that I re-read the book and it was all nonsense, that there were tons of typos on each page… blah. New files have been uploaded, so new online buyers will get the error-free version (or, the less-error version). However, those of you who have the typo’d version: feel free to proofread it with a brightly colored pen, I will not feel disrespected at all.

I suppose the problem was that: editing it myself. Next time, I will hire some friends to do it for me. Not sure how to repay them, though… if you’re up for it, let me know. (Half serious. Emphasizing serious.)

Also, I’ve been getting interesting and very positive feedback from friends. THANK YOU.

On some of them comments I’ve gotten, here’s the advice I give to everyone: READ THE STORIES IN ANY ORDER, like the middle, working your way randomly. It was not written in order, and it isn’t meant to have a chronological order. Rather, it’s circular, coiling into itself.

And, paraphrasing my BFF María, don’t read it from start to finish in one sitting.

But then again, if you have it in your hands, it’s your book, read it however you want.

I’m really motivated to finish the one in the works.

  • On the subject of reading, click this link! No. I tricked you, if you’re here, you probably don’t read more academical papers, but if you like poetry and understand Spanish (even though the comment is written in English, click it).

 

  • Site-related: I have a new affiliate! Krystal is totally cool and it makes me happy to see girls on the web who still keep domains and quality personal websites rather than just a pre-designed blog. I may be hunting for more… if you’d like to affiliate with me, please contact me via any method in this site! Shoutbox, comment, any of my social sites. Please!

 

  •  And finally, for those of you to whom this is relevant, keep an eye on my GothAuctions, CyberThrift or Auctions @ a-e  because I just did some closet cleaning and will probably be posting some Demonia shoes, Lip Service, Tripp NYC and other Hot Topic-key items because life and age are un-gothing my existence. Well, mostly my closet, never my spirit. I’m also selling off my Living Dead Dolls (not all of them)…

 

  • I suppose that’s pretty much it for now, internet.

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So in November I turned 27… should be a lucky year for me, medicine considering my little numerology superstition. Soon the world will have had 30 years of Narco and I will be on the very edge of growing up. Whatever that means. I had a lovely birthday week thanks to my lovies (my closest friends), who, up close and from a distance, sent me lovely words and gifts. My birthdays are always amazing because I receive unexpected gifts from unexpected people, and nothing makes me more appreciated. Nothing makes me feel more guilt-tripped, either, because I usually forget important people’s birthdays, even with all the virtual reminders.

My ever so gothic cake, one of my best friends Velvet‘s presents, delivered by herself and Viktor:

the flames were multicolored!

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I spend a pleasant Halloween thanks to Velvet, who came to pick me up, and got to see some of the people I miss the most. No costume, as usual, just fake lashes and a corset:

halloween face

When I last updated, I was unemployed, which I enjoyed for a week. That same week I was lucky enough to receive a phonecall for another job. I’m now teaching at a local college. Awesomesauce.

On the other hand, I’ve procrastinated with applications, so the pursuit of my PhD has been delayed possibly by another year. Though the experience has been deeply enlightening.

Working takes time away from the things I really want and probably need to do. I’ve put off writing, “art” and even reading to prepare lesson plans and grade papers and things. Such is the life that I chose.

Inbetween, I’ve been drawing a series of mermaids for Velvet, quick color pencil sketches, some of which I’m proud. Do cover your eyes if you’re a minor, I try to keep my website nipple-free in case it comes across conservative eyes of judgment (you never know):

In other news, I’m clearing out my closet one more time. I’ve posted an insane amount of auctions at GothAuctions, which are also viewable on cyberthrift. You’d be helping me out if you adopted some of my clothes, spatially and financially. Though most auctions start at a dollar. But that would help me pay my hosting fee for a-e, which is one of those near-forgotten tiny corners of the internet that I refuse to give up.

 

 

 

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Sometimes I wonder why I pay Dreamhost more than I can afford every year just to keep this personal website, no rx from which I gain absolutely nothing but the hollow satisfaction of owning a domain that is all mine.
I was hoping the void would be filled when I adopted multiple hostees
(thank you, phlebologist Sophie, injection for keeping Stardust alive and pretty!).
But alas, nobody is in need of some of the fabulous space that I have to offer, so it’s just me, Sophie and April (my two hostees) in an empty mansion that, ideally, houses hundreds of people.
But it’s just the three of us.

Yes, this is, besides a rant, an invitation. If you’re interested and don’t know where to click, here. I found it for you.

I had a few ideas floating around that have yet to concrete themselves or rather,
projects in pieces that have yet to complete themselves or rather,
things I just need to finish because nothing does itself.
Because ideas come into my head whole… everything else is just the details.

One of those things that I actually started a while ago and finally finished recently is a fanlisting for my amazing friend’s band, NG-PRO. Because why not? Fanlistings need to make a comeback.
Here you go:

Click it, join it, add the cute little 50×50 buttons to your fandom walls.
Especially if you’re not from Puerto Rico, because it’s just me and my friends listed right now, which are all from PR.
Variety would be nice.

And speaking of variety! I handed out the first ever Intellectual award to my friend Diana, because I always enjoy her reflections and sense of humor. She deserves Proust’s mustache. Doesn’t it look snazzy?

And for an “oh-my-gawd-why-does-she-do-this?” moment, yet another beautiful piece of art by my friend Gitte.
She has done more things you may be looking at over at my tumblr.

Also, I’m auctioning off clothes and dolls and trinkets, and anything I can find that I no longer want but that someone else might over at GothAuctions. Click and bid, I’m selling cheap.
I really need to:

  1. get rid of stuff (yes, I forgot to mention that I’ll be moving very, very soon)
  2. earn some money to pay some bills, including the one for this domain which is due… soonish.

No, I’m not buying more of that girl’s soaps.

And finally… please leave a shout at my new shoutbox located somewhere around there? ————————->

The old one, which held messages from you guys since 2004, wouldn’t load for days, so I’m supposing something is irreparably wrong with it and starting over. The problem is this website doesn’t get much action anymore.
Shout and make me happy!

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