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Monsterama 2015

This was my first year at Monsterama in Atlanta, GA and I really enjoyed time there!

I co-taught a panel on the Evolution Of Feminine Makeup in Horror Films with the graceful and knowledgeable Madeline Brumby, herself a scream queen! The class went wonderfully, with great audience response and the patient participation of Celtic Lion as the model for our final demo.

I am a recreational horror watcher myself, being none too fond of fake scares, but I do love watching how the face of innocence changes over the decades to audience perception.

I was happy to spend the weekend noodling about Atlanta with my sweet boyfriend, in to visit from North Carolina. He avoided the worst of the fall out from Hurricane Joaquin traveling home, luckily. I have a few friends in South Carolina that are dealing with the flooding. Luckily they are all okay, thank goodness!

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Silver Kitsune, LLC

Due to the crack-down of Facebook on those of us with non-traditional names (ie, stage names, drag names, trans names, those of us trying to protect our selves from stalkers, abuse, etc) my stage name account was suspended pending “verification.”

One of two ways this could have happened:

1) Someone reported me as being “fake.” (Rude. malicious. Bad, no cookie.)

2) My page has gotten too “popular” and was investigated.

“Why” doesn’t really matter any more, honestly. What matters is that I am on the brink of losing 5 years worth of documented evidence of my blood, sweat, tears and hard work. About to lose the free platform of social media wherein I do all of my networking.  (I’m a “starving artist” archetype here, free beats just about anything.)

So, on the advice of the estimable Vernita, I registered as an LLC.

For the next 365 days, Silver Kitsune legally exists. She/I is/am a real person/business. We’ll see if it works.

For the princely sum of $25, I bought myself.

Random Foxy Musing

Exploring more avenues for performance has led to my purchasing and extremely low priced, introductory violin. Hopefully I will be able to glean enough from YouTube and online tutoring to make myself not sound like a wailing cat! I plan to learn more fiddle than violin technique at first, with the logic that entering into college will give me access to string tutors for less than a private one, but to an extent the fiddle can be learned by fooling about and learning my instrument.

I’ve also begun to take my body and fitness more seriously. I’ve always been more fit then the average couch potato, but I recently decided that I wanted more than that. I wanted an actual effort-obvious shape. So I’m gearing down to climb this mountain of “I’d rather sit here and costume than spend an hour on the treadmill” and I’m really seeing results. It has been perplexing, to be sure, working around an already stripped down and highly hippy-esqe diet, but I am working on it. It has been a boon to already have a yen for raw vegetables and health foods like quinoa and smoothies. Being 5’10” has given me a lot of wiggle room with my size, after all, I can carry a great deal more weight then, say, a woman 5’1″. Genetics have given me a naturally tall, broad shouldered and long legged physique with little strenuous upkeep from me… but I feel that, at almost 30, it might be time to see what would happen if I actually worked for it.