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Tags: autumn, hidden, lost, relic, shelter, tree, walk, woods
Just think, in 2008 I was still in college and looking for a place to back up all those tedious writing assignments. Flash drives and failed computers sent me on a quest to start an educational blog.
It was a rocky start. Seriously, take a look! I’ve gone through and cleaned up some grammar in places (certainly not all the places!) but I figured it would be fun to leave those silly posts to see how I started and how far I could go.
It became so much more than that! I began writing reviews and posting my college papers (on various topics including early American film, Emily Dickinson, and my most viewed post of all time about a little cancelled television show Freaks and Geeks.
I started making YouTube videos in 2006 but my style was sporadic. I’ve done everything from cliche poetry videos to experimental films. I like to create beauty from everyday life be it my wonderful tabby cat who was the star of many a video and who is no longer among us or the ever-changing attire of Iowa seasons. Soon, I began to notice and take part in more community events and travel beyond my computer screen ;)
It has been a wondrous experience and my blog has certainly changed. I know the time to write is approaching (my best poetry and prose happens in the chilly months) but I love the contrast this gives my posts. My visitors can take a quick look in my garden in the summer and read my deep dark thoughts in the dead of winter.
Check out this selection from the pages of blastedgoat and let me know what kind of things you want to see in 2014 and beyond…
Green Grasshopper (macro)
Edward Scissorhands Poetry (inspired by music from the Tim Burton classic)
Farewell, Harry Potter (just before the last Harry Potter film came out)
Music Videos 101 (Essay on the likes of Nirvana, Marcy Playground, NIN & No Doubt)
Too Much Media (Female Identities in Pop Music, from Patsy Cline to t.A.T.u.)
Saw Her in a Dream (autobiographical)
The Dead Winter (autobiographical)
Graphic Illustration (graphic design essay written after seeing a Ralph Steadman)
Unconventional Victorian Poets (Final essay for Victorian Literature)
Creative writing here–monochromejadethoughtsdreamwrathfully
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Tags: blastedgoat, blog, college, Media, music, photo, poem, YouTube
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I will post more photos from tonight (the big party) these were taken while I was figuring out my costume and during a little get-together I had Halloween night :D
Look for a detailed post about the construction and makeup process (with more glamorous shots of me*… as a Japanese kitty turned human)
*Thanks to Zach for taking that last full photo of my costume!
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Tags: cat, cosplay, costume, dress up, halloween, Luna, make up, manga, Sailor Moon
I recently re-watched much of Sailor Moon including the 2nd movie, Hearts in Ice and decided to go as “human Luna” for Halloween this year (keep in mind I’m twenty-seven!)
I don’t own the above images they are property of Sailor Moon creator, Naoko Takeuchi. I intend on buying myself the entire manga set for the holidays (after I finish Fullmetal Alchemist)
So there, I’m outed as the nerd I am!
I’ll take pictures and let you see for yourselves how well my costume turns out. I’ve compiled some examples of what others have done in order to assist anyone in the future who might want to attempt this cute and relatively simple cosplay.
Look for costume and decoration updates as Halloween draws closer…
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Tags: cat, cosplay, costume, halloween, idea, kiss, love, Luna, manga, movie, Sailor Moon
This year is winding down but I’m basking in each moment’s glow! Though I’m sad to see my garden shriveling I know that dark, sparking landscapes can bring intense creativity during Iowa’s hibernation. Bring it on!!
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Tags: autumn, fall, garden, Owl, park, pepper, pet, photo, season, time
Cattle Congress hasn’t changed much since I went as a kid. I even ran into my good friend who I hadn’t seen in years. You never know what might pop up at a local carnival :)
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Tags: animal, bus, carnival, cattle congress, classic car, fair, fun, goat, photo, ride
New things are blooming everyday! Much more to come this season and up next… Autumn, my favorite, but don’t tell the others! Each has its own merit. (and I live in the Midwest!)
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Tags: bloom, color, flower, Food, garden, green, grow, leaf, strawberry, sunflower
Still growing here in a hot Iowa summer. Here are some of my favorite shots so far! Many more to come :)
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Tags: cucumber, fruit, garden, herb, mint, oregano, Owl, plant, summer, tomato
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Tags: B&W, fun, iowa, kid, photoblog, Photography, state fair, water
This year was my first time visiting the Iowa State Fair. It is a longstanding tradition and I was happy to be invited to Des Moines with friends. I didn’t have much money (I bummed the $11 admittance fee, was offered a few “extreme fries” and free honey lemonade from my friends and coughed up a quarter for a goat button supporting Heifer International)
I came away delirious from fair smells with a memory card full of photographs!
Look for more posts soon. I’ve been in the garden all day and blended a few unique salsas to share :)
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Tags: animal, Art, des moines, Food, history, Iowa State Fair, midwest, photo, tradition, vacation
I’ve been working but I’ve had some time to play. Highlights from the first part of summer :)
August isn’t over yet. There’s still so much to do and see! Look out for my Iowa State Fair photo series and a delicious update on the garden and all the lovely things I’m making with the fruits (and veggies) of my labor!
Happy Summer :D
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Tags: bird, cat, garden, kitty, lost island waterpark, photo, plant, play, summer, work