My 9 yrs of Being On Vf Brought Me Here: Being Engaged :)
March 05, 2015, 04:13:pm
I have been on this site since 2006. I dont remember my first username. All i remember it was dumb and switched to another dumb name. "VfMindfreak" (i was really into criss angel at the time) I switched to MistressVamp I think in 2009. Anyway, i was really into this metal magazine called "revolver". I saw this exact ad
I bought the mag ran home and went to see what this site was about. I never turned back. I discovered industrial and html. I was only really on here for music and the cults.
I never saw this as a "dating" site. Never looked to see who was on or near me. Till one day i was really bored. I was going through a break up of 4 1/2 yrs and canceling my wedding plans.
I was just curious to see if i knew anyone that was in my area. When i was scrolling i wasn't really looking. I was going so fast like if i was doing invites for a cult. Then his picture popped up and i hit the brakes. I looked and read everything on his page. I wanted to msg him but usually the kind of guys i like (light skin guys) dont like girls like me (mixed girls with curly hair)
I thought about this guy for a few hours and got some balls to msg him. Now thinking about it, it was cute and sooo corny The next day i woke up to see i had a reply from him. We msged all morning back and forth till he was over it and asked for my number. I was kinda 'eh' bout the idea of some stranger having my number but i did it. We texted all after noon. Then he called me and asked me if i wanted to meet him that night. I hesitated but decided to meet him. I was so lost on what to wear and was so nervous to meet such a hottie.
We met up at a starbucks that was inbetween where we lived. I remember when i pulled in the parking lot he knew right away it was me cuz of my huge hair at the time. We talked for hours. About everything. It wasnt till 2am we ditched each other. We had the most amazing first kiss. When we got home from seeing each other we talked on the phone for hours till we had to get ready for work.
After work that next i wasn't feeling the greatest. He came over and took care of me. I remember we were watching tv in my bedroom when he asked me to be his girlfriend back in July 2012. Since then we have been inseparable. I moved in with him later that year in Oct.
We have had our ups and downs but we learned so much about each other from that. No matter what we will have each others backs, and we cant live with out each other.
He proposed to me March 3rd 2015. Our wedding date is October 31st 2016. (wish there was a sick bride emote)
I wondered why i started on vf for such a long time. I found my reason why!!
Never had an image relate to me so much
March 22, 2015, 09:16:pm
V read over my dissertation for me to check for spelling mistakes and yey! I'm gonna be up for a while so bouncing can happen if you just want to crash though I totally get it! It's getting late our end.
Since leaving VF (and yes I am back, and yes I know we all knew I would snap and come back, and no I regret nothing of either ) I ended up running in my student union elections! There is a role for President of Community and Welfare which is basically everything I am passionate about and after a lot of deliberation I decided to go for it!
It was ten days of campaigning, during which time I:
- Gave a speech.
- Was part of two Q&A's.
- Knocked on every single door in student accommodation on campus (About 350 - I think).
- A well as all the door in two blocks of student flats in town (add on another 200).
- Made five hundred friendship bracelets to give away as part of my campaign.
- Gave away every single one!
- Made a promotional video that got over twenty shares and one thousand three hundred views on Facebook.
- Held four stands on four different days across both of my university campuses.
- Spoke to the LGBTQ+ Society, African Caribbean Society, Film Society, Feminist Society, and Islamic Society.
- Did a spoken word poem telling my story of being in an abusive relationship, relating to one of my policies and changes I wanted to make happen.
- And only slept for 25 hours in total. In ten days.
And guess what?
I FUCKING WON IT!
I am still in a state of utter shock and awe that somehow, and I'm still not sure how, I managed to run a campaign by myself and get students to vote for me. I am so excited about the upcoming year (I start the last week of June). This is what I want to be doing for the rest of my life; I want to be in the charity sector making a difference, and honestly couldn't be more excited or proud than to start at my University which has not only become home but has given me so much.
It's only been a week since they announced me as one of the four winners (one of the others is one of my good, good friends on the course I'm on which is amazing! While another has been one of my friends since first year, and the third I had never spoken to before but she is amazing! It's an incredible team). In that week there was an event where they announced us winners, then an after party which was a lot of fun, then last night was the tenth anniversary part of our student union so all past, present, and future (squeee!!) presidents were there. We went for a meal and there was also A LOT of alcohol haha I've also had about 50 students I don't know come up to me and tell me they voted for me (won by 150 votes out of 1500) which is mind blowing every single time.
Honestly, none of these freakin' feels real! It's my dream job, doing something I'm passionate about, and I can't believe it's actually happened. WANNA GET GOING NOW!
Anyways, I'm going to leave it there otherwise I'm going to start freakin' out all over again! Here are some pictures of everything just because (: SQUEEEE!
Giving a speech, I was so nervous! And my friend took this of her dog which I swear won me my last minute votes!
One of my friends was obsessively refreshing Twitter the night of the results - mine and Amanda's!!!
Election Results & After Party
The whole team - current presidents and those of us taking over next year!
Just after they had announced I'd won, I'm literally being held up by two of the others who did!
Cat! Current Pres' of C&W - she is an amazing woman and so proud to call her my friend.
Just after Amanda was announced as the winner in hers, and us four presidents for 2015/2016 were together for the first time. And yes, we were all crying!!
My amazing friends, as well as Amanda who also won! Photograph was buzzing (and getting rather drunk!) at the after party.
Student Unions 10 Year Anniversary!
This was last night, and this is ten years of presidents for our student union! Amazing night, though not going to lie - my head is killing me today
From this day forward I do not want to see another person calling me "Tabatha" or "Tabby" or any variation of that name. As of today I have legally filed for a name change. I am, and shall always be, from this day forth, Charlie.
It's rare that I have anything positive to say about any politician, but I'll make an exception for this bloke-
Uruguay bids farewell to Jose Mujica, its pauper president
Whatever your own particular "shade" of politics, it's impossible not to be impressed or beguiled by Jose "Pepe" Mujica.
There are idealistic, hard-working and honest politicians the world over - although cynics might argue they're a small minority - but none of them surely comes anywhere close to the outgoing Uruguayan president when it comes to living by one's principles.
It's not just for show. Mujica's beat-up old VW Beetle is probably one of the most famous cars in the world and his decision to forego the luxury of the Presidential Palace is not unique - his successor, Tabare Vasquez, will also probably elect to live at home.
But when you visit "Pepe" at his tiny, one-storey home on the outskirts of Montevideo you realise that the man is as good as his word.
Wearing what could best be described as "casual" clothes - I don't think he's ever been seen wearing a tie - Mujica seats himself down on a simple wooden stool in front of a bookshelf that seems on the verge of collapsing under the weight of biographies and mementoes from his political adversaries and allies.
Books are important to the former guerrilla fighter who spent a total of 13 years in jail, two of them lying at the bottom of an old horse trough. It was an experience that almost broke him mentally and which shaped his transformation from fighter to politician.
"I was imprisoned in solitary [confinement] so the day they put me on a sofa I felt comfortable!" Mujica jokes.
"I've no doubt that had I not lived through that I would not be who I am today. Prison, solitary confinement had a huge influence on me. I had to find an inner strength. I couldn't even read a book for seven, eight years - imagine that!"
Given his past, it's perhaps understandable why Mujica gives away about 90% of his salary to charity, simply because he "has no need for it".
A little bit grumpy to begin with, Mujcia warms to his task as he describes being perplexed by those who question his lifestyle.
"This world is crazy, crazy! People are amazed by normal things and that obsession worries me!"
Not afraid to take a swipe at his fellow leaders, he adds: "All I do is live like the majority of my people, not the minority. I'm living a normal life and Italian, Spanish leaders should also live as their people do. They shouldn't be aspiring to or copying a rich minority."
Jose Mujica is outspoken and sometimes brusque, but he can afford to be so.
Uruguay is often referred to as the most liberal country in South America. As economic and political turmoil threaten to engulf the neighbouring giants of Brazil and Argentina, this country of just three million people certainly feels like a refuge.
Mujica leaves office with a relatively healthy economy and with social stability those bigger neighbours could only dream of.
Mujica's underlying principles are still socialist but he's a man who has mellowed with age. Some of the most controversial political initiatives from his five years as president - like the legalisation of abortion and cannabis - were done for pragmatic as much as ideological reasons.
"Marijuana is another plague, another addiction. Some say its good but no, that's rubbish. Not marijuana, tobacco or alcohol - the only good addiction is love!" says the man who in 2005 married his long-term partner and former co-revolutionary, Lucia Topolansky.
"But 150,000 people smoke [marijuana] here and I couldn't leave them at the mercy of drugs traffickers," he says. "It's easier to control something if it's legal and that's why we've done this."
Mujica, who is sometimes described as the "president every other country would like to have," dismisses all the adulation and attention with a waft of his hand but he is not leaving the stage just yet.
"I have no intention of being an old pensioner, sitting in a corner writing my memoirs - no way!" he barks at me with a grin.
"I'm tired of course, but I'm not ready to stop. My journey's ending and every day I'm a little closer to the grave."
Maybe so, but this enigmatic leader remains an inspiration to many and is a reminder that politics is meant to be a humble and honourable profession.
Why all politicians should be paupers
March 01, 2015, 08:42:am
"But 150,000 people smoke [marijuana] here and I couldn't leave them at the mercy of drugs traffickers," he says. "It's easier to control something if it's legal and that's why we've done this."Acting on common sense is rare in a politician.
Dropped off my job acceptance at my uncle's office. He told me to get an AMEX and a passport and be ready to travel internationally by summer. Holy fuck. Going from a dead end minimum wage job to endless opportunity here. This shit is awesome.
Sunday mornings fill me with dread because Monday is lurking just around the corner They're so deceptively pastoral and sometimes it lulls me into a false sense of security and tranquility But I'm onto them Constant vigilance.
Marilyn Manson, with his father Hugh Warner. It is quite eerie seeing what Marilyn Manson will look like if he continues his persona into his 60s or 70s. The image was taken for the current issue of Paper magazine. Click the image to view the article.
Photo Credit: Terry Richardson/Paper
This is my 2nd attempt at my first main page entry. It appears my HTML skills are very rusty.
why is it that everyone under 18 on vampirefreaks puts their status as slut, whore and says their schizophrenic and is completely proud that they cut themselves? shut the fuck up you whiny little bitches your not schizo your a attention leech
because, sadly, the people of my generations are sluts and whores.. (well, not all of us. there are those who still retain a brain)people my age have grown up way too quick and know too much. they're obsessed with sex and it's ridiculous...
New Solo Project from Former AngelSpit Lead Singer Amelia Arsenic!
March 02, 2015, 09:59:pm
That's right fellow VampireFreaks, if you haven't heard already, the always stylish and talented AmeliaArsenic (Former lead singer of AngelSpit) has begun the first phase of her solo project with the release of her very first EP, Carbon Black.
The new EP features 4 songs filled with energetic broken beats, powerful seductive vocals and a nice touch of dark underground culture.
The Australian bombshell also dabbles in fashion, make-up, modeling and is one of the top alternative females DJ's in the underworld. Be sure to send her an add request on VampireFreaks and checkout her website: AmeliaArsenic.com