Welcome all, welcome all, to this, the final day of Gothtober 2017.
It is Halloween this night, and we will spend our night revelling. Be it through dancing, gaming, gathering or sex. Or a combination of all, by whatever means you choose.
But whatever you do: Make it memorable.
Don’t just do it by rote, or because you are being pressured into it or out of habit. If any of those is what gets you to commit to an even tonight… Cancel said event. And think of something else to do.
Even a night spent at home, with your favourite movie and a good pizza is a better and more positively memorable way to spend your time than to go to an even you don’t really want to be at.
“No gaming is better than bad gaming” is a credo at a forum I’m a regular at. And, well, that’s also fitting for parties and movies and music and sex and… Well, ok. Maybe not Food and Drink. But those might be the only two reasonable exceptions to that rule.
Anyway… If you can and want to spend tonight with your friends: Ask them. Plan shit. And if they can’t, seriously think about going to a club or party alone, but in a good mood. And if you can’t do that, don’t mope about it.
It sure as fuck sucks if you can’t spend time with friends, yes. But… There will be other times. Other dates. Other special occasions. And destroying this night will do nothing but, well, destroy this night. It will not make your friends magically appear. It will not let time pass any quicker. It will not make you feel any better.
So, cook something delicious and/or comforting. Or order out from your favourite place. Choose a movie or show or game you really like and put that on for tonight.
And just… Enjoy yourself.
Don’t let society tell you that you’re somehow “doing it wrong” just because you’re not out partying.
Good times are good times, even if spent alone.
And, as much today’s song seems to be linked to the text that went before… It only very tangentially is. Because I chose it after writing said text. Like, waaaaaay after. I really couldn’t decide on which song to use today.
But, earlier this morning, I caught a glimpse of Bloodlines, and… It clicked.
And in a magical twist of fate, it DOES have a connection to today’s topic.
And to today’s picture.
And so I will make a recommendation to everybody who can’t get out or doesn’t want out tonight: Go to Steam or GOG and purchase “Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines” (It’s five bucks on both, today!). And then get the most recent fan patch from here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/vtmb-unofficial-patch
And then just play one of the very fucking best RPGs, Vampire games, horror games and goth games ever made and still unsurpassed.
…And hope that nuWhite Wolf at some point realizes what made the World of Darkness special and fun and stops the fuckheads currently in charge of fucking it all up…
Today’s not for moping. Today’s for having fun.
And Bloodlines is DAMN good fun.
Just like Isolation is a damn good song.
I hate the fact that Chiasm never got the recognition she deserved back when her song was chosen for the Bloodlines OST. It should have been pushed all across the globe in all the goth clubs.
It wasn’t. It should have, but it wasn’t. And that sucks.
So I will push it today, with giving it the crowning spot in my little projects.
31 days of Gothtober.
31 blog posts.
And Isolation by Chiasm gets to throne above them all, by being chosen for Halloween.
31 songs, across the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s. From small acts and big ones. Classics and b-sides.
It was a great experience. And I will be doing it again next year.
Thank you all for listening and reading.