So as the title says I wil today be talking about fashion stuff!"Why?" I hear nobody ask, so I will tell you anyway. I have decided to do quite the style change when it comes to my wardrobe, mainly from a Western fashion to Eastern / Japanese fashion.

What does this mean in practice then? Well, the cuts are different and the style is generally a bit more youthful and classy in my opinion and in the pieces that I have been looking at. Pictures tell more than words though, so here is a picture dump of what I have been looking at.

Hopefully I will be able to start shopping around Christmas as my tax returns arrive!

Another thing I have been looking into is wigs. It's not something that's really common hear I think, but it would make hairstyling a lot easier for my part. I have also been wanting to cut my air short for a while, but as I know I would hate it after a week or two (plus the waiting for it to grow out) it isn't really worth it. With this I would get a good way to have both. Here are some styles, cuts and colors I have been looking at!

Phiuh! That should be all for this time then. Thank you for reading and see you next time!

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Yeah, my autumn hasn't kicked off quite as planned, but slowly I'm feeling like I'm starting to get more enrgy to handle everything... Lesson learned: I'm still a bit of a mess. It's something that I will have to work on for a while, but there's still light at the end of the tunnel! My biggest issue tends to be that I become very apathetic even if there's a lot to do, which then causes anxiety to kick in... Wonderful combination, not. I'm at least better than I have been, even if I am not at the point I had hoped by now. I have realized though that I shouldn't stress about it and let things happen in it's own time.

This whole opening might sound a bit gloomy, but that's not at all how it is in general, just on those late nights when you have way too much time to think by yourself. I am actually very excited a bout a lot of things!

I decided to do a Tarot reading as it has been a while to slowly start up my sppiritual side a bit after a long time of neglecting. It felt quite refreshing and I'm thinking of trying to work it into my daily routine bit (not as extensive as today, but something) to gain some energy right from the morning.

I guess I could do a mini-reading while having breakfeast / morning tea as an example.

I also did a reading today and boy did it hit close to home. It really cleared all the fog around my thoughts and made me get a hold of the thread again, which is something I have missed a lot. Doing readings is kind of like talking to a dear, somewhat all-knowing, friend after a really long while.

On the right you can see the Major Arcana of my deck. I am still in love with the bright and vibrant colors even if it felt a bit too girly for me at some point.

Tarot has always been something I have been very in tune with somehow and apparently I still haven't lost the connection with this deck.

Here ends the slightly more juju part.

Besides getting back into Tarot and my spiritual side I have also gotten back into tabletop RPGs! I found out about a group playing Werewolf: The Apocalypse here close by and both me and J joined the campaign. It's been a nice strat so far, though I'm having a bit of trouble connecting with my character still... Lesson learned: The clearer the image when I create a character the easier it is to connect with it.

I also already have two backup characters for the campaign or to use in some other game... I have issues apparently.

I have also started to get more into J-fashion again and actually started to build my wardrobe slightly towards that. It's not really there yet, but it will be an ongoing project as it goes. I really love the soft and feminine / girly style and have suddenly started to like some pinks... No idea how that happened, but I have been through stranger things. It's nice also to finally start having a more unified closet and not just a bunch of random things of what nothing actually works together.

How does all this go together then? Well I have created and activated myself on Tumblr, the promised land of... a lot of things. I never really figured out how it worked until now, but I got my blog to look decent at least!

You can find the link to it on the left together with my other Social Media links as I can't create a button for it.

Now I shalt return to my math homework and get myself more tea. See you next post!



...was mostly spent working. I did a total of twelve hours of work during the weekend and went to a single one hour program in addition of walking around the sales area. I'm perfectly happy with that as well, even if I missed out on some things I wanted to watch. I was simply too tired to stay around as I almost fell asleep in my cheeseburger mid-lunch.

The experience as a volunteer was an interesting experience and really fun. I was at the Ropecon's own sales table selling their merchandise which I felt super comfortable with. Lots of people stayed and talked for a few minutes with us and we could oogle at the neighbouring booths stuff while it was quiet.

I was also on a budget when it came to shopping, but managed to get myself some of the Ropecon dice, a reflector and last years Ropecon shirt. I had also pre-ordered the volunteer shirt, which was a nice Cthulhu-green and got a lanyard together with my badge. Woo!

I will still need a couple of nights of sleep before I feel like a person again, but all in due time.

I also had an epiphany about what kind of brand and look I want to start building for myself. So now I have to create some kind of sketch of what I want as well as figuring out what all I will be needing.

The picture on the right should be a good hint at the theme and the elements that I know I want to incorporate in one way or the other. I also want a character with a classic lolita inspired look with a venetian covering her face. I haven't decided on a color palette yet as greyscale feels pretty tempting even if it could be a bit bland... I'll want to settle on a design first and work it out with an artist most likely.

The idea actually originated from a bunch of ideas that I would want in a tattoo, but as that won't be happening anytime soon (and probably would cost as much) I thought: What the heck! If I'd want it permanently on my body it's probbaly good enough for my brand.

...also how do you know you are a business student? You talk about "brand", "marketing yourself" and "image" a lot. Especially in your head. All the time.

So yeah! I will really need to find a job so I can pay an artist to get this done, but at least I have a clear goal.

That's all for this time! See you next time!



I'm back again with my 10 dream cosplays post! Yay!

There's a whole bunch of characters from a lot of games, series and so forth, but deicded to narrow it down to my top ten cosplays for simplicity's sake. There will be a short list of those characters that didn't make it though at the end without pictures or descriptions.

Let's get started!

  • "Flutterbat". A special version of Fluttershy from episode 7 of season 4 from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I like the cutesy bat design and it's also a cosplay that's pretty rare in the scene. Going with something simpler and more mature is also an interesting twist on Fluttershy's character.

  • Homura Akemi. One of the main characters in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. Homura is one of those characters that really stuck with me as her backstory was unraveled through the story and afterwards. The series is one of my favorite's so naturally I wanted to do a cosplay of her.

  • Armored pony. I found this picture at random on Pinterest and fell for the intricate filigree. I probably won't do this with Twilight (who is pictured and also from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) as I feel the design would better suit Rarity, Celestia or Luna. A bit undecisive still on this.

  • Zelos Wilder. My absolute favorite character from the game Tales of Symphonia and one of the first characters I was dead-set on cosplaying. The design itself looks simple, but I would have to learn to do gems, weapons and other props for this. I would also like to do a more realistic version when it comes to fabric choices as he is a nobleman.

  • Sheena Fujibayashi. My second favorite character from Tales of Symphonia! Her design is very simple and mature, but still challenging with the obi (the belt) and ninja-like outfit.

  • Luna. The Spirit of Light in [insert drum roll here] Tales of Symphonia. I would love to do all of the spirits and Luna is the one I would most likely start with as she was one of my favorites. She is also most humanoid of the spirits, so she would be the easiest one to start with.

  • Espeon. I'm having a hard time of finding a good and easily recognizable design of the Pokémon, but I really liked this schoolgirl style. It's also part of a series including all the different evolutions of Eevee, so I could easily do the rest at a later point.

  • A Mandalorian. This would be a more generic Star Wars cosplay in a sense, but I still like the idea and possibilities when it comes to the armour and clothing. I would not be doing a Boba Fett clone (ha ha) as there's enough of those in the world. Instead I would create my own, lore correct, character and armour. I mostly look forward to the armor making as most of my other characters don't have any.

  • Vex'ahlia / Vax'ildan. The twins are my absolute favorites (so far) in Critical Role and I would like to do one or the other or a combination of the two as people often mix up their names. It would also be great to do something more medieval inspired as I haven't had any larps in a while. There's also a lot of detail to out into the costume(s) so I would enjoy the process.

  • Beatrice, the Golden Witch. She is the main antagonist in the anime Umineko no naku koro ni and the visual novel with the same name. This is a cosplay that I am really looking forward to and also scared of starting. It involves a lot of techniques that I am not familiar with as well as a very intricate design. No pressure... As a character she is very interesting and I would love to find the manga to learn the rest of her story as the anime ended on a massive cliffhanger.

Here is an adorable puppy to break up the wall of text. Isn't it cute?

Here's the characters that didn't make the cut:

  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
  • Malon (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Lots of Tales of Symphonia characters
  • Rarity (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Lots of human versions of Pokémon
  • Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Princess Luna (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Ange Ushiromiya (Umineko no naku koro ni)
  • Alternate outfit for Beatrice (Umineko no naku koro ni)
  • Ayase Eli (Love Live! School Idol Project)
  • Nishikino Maki (Love Live! School Idol Project)
  • Saria (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Navi (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • Valkyrie Mercy (Overwatch)

Phuh! That should be it! There's still a lot of others as well, but this list should keep me busy long enough. There's also most certainly going to be even more characters on that list as I find new anime, manga, TV-series and games as I go along.

That's all for today and see you next time!​



Once again it has been a while since I updated, but now I'm slowly starting to have a life again. Yay! So as the title says this post will mainly be an update on the status of things and what I have planned for this blog among other things. There will be a TL;DR at the end of the post for those who don't want to read the whole wall of text. I will also post some music that I am currently listening to between parts to ease it up a bit. Enjoy!

Look overhaul

First of all I will be doing an update across all my social media in hopes of creating a unified style when school starts (where I have access to Adobe). Hopefully this will make them all look a bit less scattered and much omre professional, among other things. I haven't scheduled this in any way yet nor do I know what kind of look to go for, but I hope to be able to roll out a new look by the end of the year (ish). I will probbaly post about the progress along the way as I get ideas and maybe do polls here or on my twitter account when time comes to choose a style / palette... It's very much up in the air still.

Cosplay Update

My cosplays are on hiatus at the moment as I realised that sewing with 0 knowledge in pattern making and without a dress form gets VERY frustrating VERY quickly. I'm definitely not giving up on the hobby, but need to up my basic skills and get some tools to help me out a bit first. There will also be a post about my dream cosplays in the meantime where I talk a bit more about my plans and ideas in depth. Meanwhile you can stalk my boards on Pinterest for general ideas of what might happen in the future:

For those not familiar with the term: A gijinka is a humanized version of something non-human, e.g. a Pokémon.

Streaming ideas
I will be trying to revive my Twitch channel and start doing occasional streaming. I will probably not try to make anything out of it and mainly aim at family and friends. It's hard to find games that are very interactive as I mostly play RPGs that I don't feel are suitable for an audience, but I might still stream some cutscene heavy material if I feel like it. Currently the games I would like to play and most likely stream are the following:

  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Dishonored
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Thief
  • Thief Gold
  • Thief 2
  • Thief: Deadly Shadows (as soon as I figure out what the order of them are)
  • Overwatch
    (wow this is a long list)
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • Game of Thrones (Telltale)
  • The Walking Dead (Telltale)
  • The Wolf Among Us (Telltale)
  • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Sniper Elite V2

I might also torture myself with some Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Penumbra to challenge myself a bit. I have also been looking at S.O.M.A. as a few streamers I follow played through it and it didn't seem as scary as many other games out there.

Fashion posts
Oh yeah, you read that one right. I have been "relapsing" into alternative fashions and even bought a lolita dress that I will slowly start to build a full coord for with fluffy petticoats and all. In light of that I thought I would do some posts about my dream outfits, pieces and so forth from a few different styles. Just to mix things up a bit.Currently I know about at least three different kinds of posts I want to make:

  • Lolita
  • Mori Kei
  • Fandom Fashion

Other ones might pop up along the way as well as "normal" fashion. I'll probably also do some posts about skin care and such... Normal blog stuff?

    Life reboot update
    I have not really managed to keep up with everything I wrote about then, but I succeeded at least with one thing so far: I remember to bring my bathrobe and towel back to the bathroom. It's not much, but it's something even if it wasn't on my list. I have also made progress on the other points: I have an excerise routine set up and just need to start actually doing it... I decided not to stress during the summer about it and start ramping things up slowly at the start of August.

    In general I am feeling much better already, even if I haven't "achieved" the things I wrote about then. I have also started to take much better care of myself after I was hospitalized in May (long story short: I lost a lot of blood after the wisdom tooth operation and became anemic and had to take an ambulance ride to the hospital. Low blood pressure and low blood sugar kept me in for an extra night. Not fun.) as it really was a wake-up call for me. Yay?

    That's pretty much else for this update! I might also try to be a bit active with my blog by having some random filler posts every now and then with "weird stuff you didn't know about me" and such posts. Thank you for reading and see you next time!


    • ​New look for all my social media at some point
    • Not cosplaying at the moment, but I will in the future
    • Lots of games I want to play and stream on Twitch
    • Fashion and beauty stuff apparently!
    • I feel better, but haven't done most of the life reboot things.



    Inspired by Wil Wheaton's blog post and also by reading Felicia Day's book I have wanted to start changing things in my life. Sitting by the computer all day isn't exactly good for you after all and I can't say that I'm happy with how things are currently.

    My main issue with creating new habits and breaking out of bad ones is finding the motivation to keep up with something for more than a couple of weeks. Thanks to modern technology I managed to find an app to help me along with that: Habitica. The idea with the app is that you can gamify your habits and routines to make it easier and more fun to do something.

    So what am I planning on actually doing then? Here's the list:

    1. Create more
    2. Start exercising properly
    3. Read more
    4. Learning new languages
    5. Brushing my teeth morning AND evening
    6. Doing my skincare routine once a day
    7. Create The Bucket List

    1. Create more

    It's been bothering me quite a lot that I am not as creative anymore as I used to be. I just can't use that little creative energy I still have as well anymore and my writing skill has definitely been declining, slowly but steadily. I have also noticed it with my cosplay plans that I do have the want to do something, but not the motivation or energy to actually do and finish something.

    My idea is therefore to daily do something creative. It doesn't really matter what exactly it is as long as it tickles my creativity. Everything from creating backstories to characters to writing to drawing counts. This point will probably evolve in time to something a bit more specific as I get my mana back.

    2. Start exercising properly

    Sitting by a desk all day isn't healthy for you, not even remotely. I have also started to notices that my neck and back are starting to ache after a few days of sitting at home, which is something I definitely don't want to be an issue already at my age. I also hate the fact that walking up the stairs to the appartment from the ground floor feels tough even if it really shouldn't be. Exercise is also probbaly going to solve other things as well, sleeping issues and lack of appetite as an example.

    To help me with this I will be getting an exercise routine from my sister's friend. I have also downloaded a few apps to try get some external motivation as well. The apps I have are Zombies, Run! and Charity Miles.

    Zombies, Run! is a more interactive app that tells you a story while you are out for a jog or walk and I have heard a lot of good things about it so it will be interesting to actually try it out. I have heard that it eats a bit of battery though since the app needs access to your GPS (to place items etc.) and since it plays your own music in the background. The great thing with it is though that the pace can change during the run from sprint to walking as you try to shake of groups of zombies.

    Charity Miles on the other hand is an app where you gather money for the charity you choose for every mile you run. I haven't looked into it though, so I can not be 100% certain about it working and that the money actually goes to the charities and in what amounts. I still love the idea and think it's a good way to do some good even if my economy can't handle donating in it's current status.

    3. Read more

    This is also part of the creating more point, but worth it's own spot on the list. I have always been reading a lot, but since i moved away from home I have just kind of stopped. It's something that helps out with, besides creativity, language and your mind, so it's something that I definitely want to revive. My goal currently is to read for 20 minutes a day (facebook and other social media do not count) wether it be an article, magazine, fiction or non-fiction. School materials do count towards this as well as homework though.

    4. Learn new languages

    Yes, you read that right, that's in plural. I realized that I didn't want to waist what I had studied so far in French and Japanese, so I wanted to refresh and re-start those studies. I also wanted to learn something new and decided with one easy and one difficult language: Danish and Irish. I am using the app called Duolingo for all but Japanese (as it isn't available) and am still trying out learning apps for Japanese to find something similar.

    Duolingo is an app that has been a great hit in its niche and has a very interesting way of teaching. It doesn't give you any grammar or theory behind the language, but instead works in a more natural trial and error way. It felt a bit clunky at first, but once you get used to it you strat to get somewhere. My fiancé is also learning Russian with the same app and has been making progress even if it takes a bit more time.

    5. Brushing my teeth morning AND evening

    I'm lazy and usually do one or the other. This is one of those habits that are easier to get into, but can make a big difference in the long run.

    6. Doing my skincare routine once a day

    My skin is in pretty good condition since I don't use a lot of make-up, but as my sister reminded me the clock is ticking and it won't last forever. Taking proper care of it let's it last longer at least and having "expensive" skincare products just laying arouund would be a waste after all.

    7. Creating The Bucket List

    This list will include everything from dying my hair blue to finish writing a book. It's a list about things that I have always and still want to do, no matter how trivial or silly or difficult. It helps me to know what I want to do and to start looking at what I need to do to succeed at reaching those goals. I really hope to be able to get it printed out or crafted together as well so I can keep it visible somewhere, just to remind me everyday that I have something to strive towards.

    I have come to realize that having goals to work towards is really important, especially for me since I easily sink into that feeling of not having anything to do or that there is no point in doing something. I really want to break out of that bad circle so that I can start being happy with myself and with my life.

    My goal for today is to have a cup of tea. This might seem trivial, but as I was hospitalized last week due to anemia which was caused by a wound after my wisdom tooth operation not stop bleeding... The paranoia about everything warmer than luke warm has been very real. So this is to prove to myself that everything will be fine and that I don't have to worry anymore.



    I got the chance from AlphaGeek to test out one of the products they are selling in their webshop: Google Cardboard VR-glasses! I have been looking at a lot of VR making of videos and games, so this was an awesome chance to try out "the next big thing" at home.

    So this is what arrived at home for me when I opened my package!

    Figuring out how to assemble the glasses on my own was a no-go since it would have been easy to ruin the glasses. Through Google searches you find mostly Google Cardboard V2 construction videos, but we managed to use the demo video on the product site on AlphaGeek to build it. We had to watch the video a couple of times and stop it as we went, but it was still fairly easy to do once we had the video.

    ...and here is the final product! I was just about to throw out the rubber band until we realized it was needed for keeping your phone in place...

    We also, sadly, noticed that my phone (Sony Xperia Z3) isn't fully compatible as the magnet on the left side didn't work. In other words I couldn't play anything interactive with my phone as I can't click on anything. Videos where you don't have to click on anything worked perfectly fine though! Luckily my fiancé had a Samsung Galaxy S5 which was compatible with the magnet.

    Also if you have a case of some sort on your phone it might not fit, so take it off for this if you want your phone to sit snuggly inside.

    When it comes to using the goggles they feel a bit uncomfortable as the cardboard presses straight against your skin and the strap (which is adjustable as it's fastened with velcro) is fairly tight around your head. You get used to it though and if you hold it up a bit it's much more comfortable. If you are of the DIY kind you could probably cover the edges with some fabric to make it more comfy.

    A word of warning: Getting motionsick is a thing with VR goggles in general and this is no exception. Videos where the picture doesn't move even if you look around are especially bad, but everything else isn't any worse than sitting in a moving car, at least for me.

    The apps and videos I have tried so far are:

    There are also several videos on Youtube which support VR. As an example here is Corridor Digital's Where's Waldo 360.

    Personally i really liked Google Carboard and really think it's worth the (very low) price (for a pair of VR goggles). The version I got costs 15€ on AlphaGeek and the V2 version 25€, so it's easy to fit into a student budget compared to 500-900€. Obviously this is made of cardboard and only works with your phone, but it still gives you a good idea of what VR is about.



    I apologize for having been gone for a while and I will also probably be quite inactive until the summer due to a large amount of school work and exams knocking on my door... but today I have my rest day so I will spending it updating my blogg and my other social media accounts!

    As you can see my blog has a new look already. I wanted something a bit brighter and lighter compared to the very grey and dull look it had before. I also aded a few more buttons to my other accounts on the world wide web.

    Other than that I will be:
    - ​
    Sorting out my Pinterest boards
    - ​
    Updating my LinkedIn
    - ​
    Updating my Facebook (there's also a little surprise in the works there!)
    - ​
    Maybe trying to take new profile pictures so I could have good ones for once

    I will also be posting a review on the VR goggles I got a few days ago, so stay tuned for more! Only a few more pictures lacking and it's done.



    Yesterday I did my first (proper) stream and everything seemed alright on the technical part. There's still a lot to learn for me and I also have to re-think my style a little bit as I personally felt it was a bit boring, especially for being a bit over 2 hours. It was a decent start though.

    So what did I learn from this?

    I should have skipped the beginning of the game until the part where I stopped yesterday or at least the start which I have played several times. The camera was also a bad idea for this as there aren't really that many reactions from my part (since I have already played this part once) and people don't want to see me look at my phone all the time. Next time I should get to some new content though so then it might work better. I'll have to see.

    The game I played has also been very low action and a lot of cutscenes so far, which is very different from the streams I tend to watch so connecting with viewers felt a bit weird. It's probably also due to being new. Expect less stiffnes as I get used to it.

    Taking breaks is also a thing, even if it's just to get something to drink or the like. I started to feel extremely tired after an hour and a half which definitely caught up with me. I might also start streaming earlier, though that means that I won't be in during peak times...

    To sum things up: I'm still a rookie and need to practice and do more streams. Here is the link to my stream if you want to check it out. Feedback is always welcome and if you want to know about my future streams follow my twitter account or twitch in the details mentioned there.


     Tuomas Puikkonen posted more pictures from End of the Line to his Flickr account! I'm so excited and hope to see more pictures by the other photographers as well.



    On Monday I took part in End of the Line, a Vampire larp by White Wolf Publishing! This was the first official larp by the company and I was so excited about getting a ticket to the event as it sold out in minutes if I remember correctly.

    I have also been quiet about going since We couldn't tell other players (or other people in general) about our characters since The Masquerade was in place both in- and off-game. For those not familiar with the term: The Masquerade is the set of rules vampires follow to keep mortals from knowing they are undead.

    Now that the larp is over I can tell more about it though!

    The location was a side building (pictured) of an old asylum with three floors and an attic. It was truly amazing with the underground clubs dancefloor in the attic and different rooms for different purposes. The music was provided by The Suicide Club and it was perfect for the setting!

    There was no over-arching story for the larp. It was all about (fake) drugs, dancing and living like there's no tomorrow. Personally I spent most of the larp looking (read: hunting) for people, but it was still a great experience for me.

    My character was Xenia Kozyreva, a young Brujah vampire who wanted something new in her unlife. For her giving mortals of her blood (highly addictive and ecstasy-on-steroids-like in effect) was a gift she could give to others.

    I had a lot of trouble connecting with my character and am therefore not 100% happy with my own performance, but I still got some awesome moments from the larp. Even for a vampire it's scary to walk down three flights of stairs and hear people on every floor talk about "Blood" as the new party-drug. Suddenly one does feel a lot more like prey than predator.

    In the end my character also ended up signing up to going to war with Darling (a Toreador vampire) in order to try saving her own skin as she had been drinking blood from humans in restricted areas. Darling and Xenia were also part of the same click of party-goers, so "The Devil takes care of his own" mentality was quite strong there. As I didn't get to have this full conversation in-game I have no idea about the timing of this event, as it would be nice to also get to know the other characters in the group better... We shall see how it goes.

    Tere have also been announcements of new events from White Wolf and I have at least got my eyes on Enlightment In Blood which is held in Berlin next year. If I do have the money I will most likely try to attend the event.

    The summary of the larp is short since I haven't really pieced myself together yet. It was that kind of experience and I was a happy, but really really tired, larper when I came home.

    All of the pictures in this post were taken by professional photographers at the event (Tuomas Puikkonen and Julius Konttinen have been credited for these). I will also post a few links here for those interested in more information.

    Article by Helsingin Sanomat

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