Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Old picture of the day

In the process of getting ready for a festival. I have my glitter eyebrows, but no lashes yet.

I miss the days when I had spikes....but I do not miss the day after. Ooh, how it hurted!

22 comments:

  1. Awesome hair. But what's with the black bar in the middle?

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  2. Lordi lord!:) Did you use gelatin?

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  3. I like any of your hairstyles better than this one xD But you go girl!

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  4. Cute! I'm not patient enough to spike my hair as much these days, but then you realize it's worth it.

    And yes, what is the block box for?

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  6. Oh wow.. for getting in cars and through door ways hehe. I saw this top you are wearing and it reminded me of this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/81270621/retro-top-with-ties
    top I made .. I am not trying to promote on your site but had to show you .. <3 :)

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  7. Oh, I think I've seen this hairstyle in another picture on Helgon - it's awesome! Didn't you have a iron cross as a necklace there? Good idea to put a black box over it. :)

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  8. Do you have pictures of your hair when it was completely done, and is it difficult to learn how to do. I really want to do something new and awesome with my hair but shaving and bleaching are out of the picture at the moment. :(

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  9. looks awesome! your haircolor is pretty.
    talktomefreak.blogspot.com

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  10. That looks amazing! Your remind me of the singer from the band No Doubt in this particular photo! :) x

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  11. If that was an iron cross necklace....why would you wear something like that? Unless maybe you didn't understand it's meaning when the picture was taken, but now you do (hence the need to cover it with a black bar)? Military inspired clothing can be cute and everything, but it still carries the message of hate.

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  12. Even if it was an Iron Cross, the Iron Cross was used by the German military long before and long after the Third Reich. Yeah, the Nazis used it for 12 years of its 199 year life span (as any official symbol of Germany--it's actually far far older), but it doesn't make it Nazi. The Nazis used in a very secondary way to the swastika--the Iron Cross was used far more dominantly in WWI than II. Any criticism of its use should be directed at militarism in general. I'm not interested in making that argument though, because I think tongue-in-cheek militarism is a far cry from real militarism. I understand why Adora blotted it out if it is indeed an Iron Cross, because so many people perceive it as a Nazi symbol, and I guess what people THINK something is is almost as important as what it actually is... (and I'm not calling anyone dumb for thinking that either, because I also used to just associate it with Nazis).

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  13. Iron cross hasn't only been used by Germans, Finnish soldiers heve used it also. Even if we Finns were on the same side as nazis in the WW2 we didn't attack any countries, just defended our own independence when Soviet Union attacked, and we've never had anything against jews. I live in Finland and have two iron cross necklaces and I've never heard anything bad said about them. I've seen iron crosses on many other people, they're rather popular among punkrockers and goths. In here people don't think about it as a "nazi-symbol" it's honoring men who had to fought for our independence and to keep their homes and families safe. So I don't see any reason to cencor it but apparently some people really do get offended by it.

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  14. Interesting point, Daralis! I saw a documentary about the discovery of the only known recording of Hitler's normal voice (not screaming like usual), done secretly, and it was with either the ruler of Finland at the time or the top general of the army (not sure). Hitler was trying to talk him into allying Finland even more closely with Germany, even though he'd totally failed to protect Finland from the Russians. There was some filmed footage of them meeting, and it was so obvious that the Finnish man did not like or trust Hitler...as soon as Hitler looked away from the Finn, the Finn gave him this total look of disgust and contempt. So I think Finns can at least be proud of the fact that, at the top levels, Finland wasn't too crazy about the alliance at all. About the Iron Cross...it is also been popular with American biker gangs, as well as the spiked helmet that German soldiers wore in World War I. The reason I decided to comment on this whole thing is because, even though Adora obviously wanted to avoid the whole topic, someone above brought it up (I don't think they meant any harm), and I wanted people to understand that Adora didn't really do anything so horrible at all. And I want people to understand that I'm not just playing Devil's Advocate, and that if it were a swastika, I wouldn't defend it. Sure, the swastika (with the legs turned in the opposite direction) is an ancient Sanskirt symbol of good fortune, and I saw it all time time drawn over doors in New Delhi. But...if you're not Indian or Hindi, it's such a powerfully negative symbol that I don't think there's any excuse to use it It's just another thing on the long list of things that I hate Hitler for, beyond the usual reasons. Another one is that Berlin culture in the 1920's was so wonderful and decadent--some of the gothiest stuff you can find. They were very forward-thinking about homosexuals and kink. The book Voluptuous Panic is a fascinating book about it. Once the Nazis swept in, they destroyed all of that.

    I forgot to say so in my first comment, but I love Adora's photograph, and those spikes are IMPRESSIVE! I wonder too if they were done with Knox gelatin or egg whites. Adora's blog is the only blog I read regularly--it just always makes me smile and feel happy!

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  15. jenny: it's true that Hitler was mostly disliked/hated in Finland, but at the time most other countries that could have helped Finland were either on allied side (same side as Soviets) or invaded, so being allies with nazis was pretty much the only option. We didn't have much men or weapons (in winter war Finland had total of 30 tanks if I remember correct) and you can't fight for years just relying on brave soldiers and molotov cocktails. And just in case your interested: the chief of defence, basicly the top general of the army as you said, was marshal Mannerheim. He didn't like Hitler at all and there's story that he was only one who dared to smoke while talking with Hitler (Hitler hated smoking and Mannerheim was rather rudely told not to smoke when Hitler arrived as a surprise to Finland on Mannerheims 75-birthday).

    But that had nothing to do with this picture, so back to the subject. This picture is beautiful Adora, I truly love you're make up in here. This is my favourite blog and it always makes my day better :)

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  16. Adora: I think this skirt petticoat with the heart purse is so you: http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/WhatsNew/Apparel//Short+Black+Heart+Purse+Petticoat-173743.jsp
    What do you think? Do you like it?

    xoxo

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  17. Thank you for the explanation Jenny and Daralis! These were things I was unaware of, but I will definitely do more research now. Personally, the first thing I think of when I see the symbol is white supremacy groups here in America who have adopted it in a hateful way. I wasn't aware of how Europeans use the symbol today. I didn't think Adora had any ill intentions, but it surprised me, so that's why I brought it up. Thanks also for explaining in a civil manner. :)

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