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Monday, July 19th, 2010
6:44 pm
Once again, I have failed to update for ages. At the weekend, though, I went to DV8 fest for the Saturday and absolutely loved it. I will ramble about it in more detail when I get chance, but in the meantime, I shall point you to my modelling/burlesque blog, where I have added a new entry. You can find it at: http://violetmagentamodel.blogspot.com/ and I would very much appreciate it if you would follow it.
Monday, January 18th, 2010
4:37 pm
Writer's Block: Online relationship shopping
How do you think online dating has changed the way people meet and form relationships? Do you think it's increased or diminished the superficial emphasis placed on looks and financial status?

I personally think that this entirely depends on what part of the internet you meet through and how you communicate. I have had two relationships where I originally met the person online, and have dated several other people who I met in that way.

When I met the first one, we added each other to msn after chatting a bit on a forum, and I had no idea what he looked like for about 6 months. Obviously, we are talking about the days before facebook/myspace etc. When he sent me a photo (and we were still chatting as friends at this point, I must note) I did find him very attractive. However, I do still think that that relationship was finally formed based on how we interracted rather than looks. As for financial status, due to the distance, it seemed almost irrelevant.

I met my current partner on myspace, but the circumstances were slightly different. We shared a mutual friend, and he stumbled upon my modelling profile via her friends list. He sent me a message, but I get a lot of random guys saying hi to that account (haha) so I will admit that I did check out his profile, look through his interests and his photos, and then make the decision to reply. I don't think that this was a more shallow way of doing it, just different I suppose. Besides, if we had been introduced in a pub or club by said friend, I imagine we would have checked each other out a bit and then maybe got talking to see if there was any common ground before investing much interest in each other.

I don't honestly think one of those ways was better than the other. I just think it was different. What's more, I think social networking does actually give you a chance to talk to people that you might know by face, but might not necessarily know well enough to chat to initially in person.

As for whether it increases or decreases the superficial and financial emphasis on dating, I really don't know.
Monday, December 1st, 2008
12:54 pm
Twelve Days of Xmas
Ok, I hate Xmas, but I have nicked this off glittersavvy cos it's cool.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, violetmagenta sent to me...
Twelve evileye_bris drumming
Eleven nullwhites piping
Ten lacedsarcasms a-leaping
Nine kitty_napalms dancing
Eight a_new_life2006s a-milking
Seven fishnets a-swimming
Six sparkles a-dancing
Five du-u-u-ucks
Four silly hats
Three hair falls
Two seam stockings
...and a cyber in a corsetry.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
2:14 pm
7 years
I know I don't do this every year, but today it's on my mind. RIP dad 7 years ago today.

I can tackle today one of two ways, either moping all day or trying to make it productive. So If you'll excuse me, I'm off to make a black coffee and get on with my dissertation.

Current Mood: sad
Friday, September 12th, 2008
1:09 pm
It's mah birfday! I are 21. [Or twenteen und ein!] :P

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, September 5th, 2008
5:23 pm
Writer's Block: Sharing Haikus
The Japanese haiku poet Basho once wrote, "Old pond / a frog jumps / the sound of water." Try writing some of your own haikus about the little things in your life. A haiku generally consists of a five-syllable line, a seven-syllable line and a second five-syllable line. You can also use any combination of ten-to-fourteen syllables.

Feeling too sleepy
Was out far too late last night
Maybe go to bed

Caffeine is awesome
Notes after notes get written
But I shake a bit

Conclusion: I am shite at haikus...but then I already discovered that last year on my writing module. Oh and I think they're supposed to mention a season, but mine don't.

EDIT: I decided to try more:

English Degree? Pah!
I still can't write poetry.
Time for change of course?

Rain won't seem to stop
Still supposed to be summer
Central heating time

Eighties night tonight
Cheesy music and big hair
Why am I the driver?

Ahahaha, I'm no longer sure if these are getting better or worse! :P
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
5:34 pm
Writer's Block: Six-Word Story
Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?

"Are you still alive?" No answer.

A man. A woman. Unhappy Ending.

Gear shift. Acceleration. Losing control. Crash.

Sadly, I could not save her.

I actually really enjoyed creating those. :)

For people on my f-list: I will do a proper update eventually...maybe. :P

Current Mood: creative
Friday, July 4th, 2008
3:18 pm
Uni Results
I can't be arsed writing a massive entry just now because I had LOADS of things to ramble about, but I wanted to post my uni results for my second year...mainly so that they're on here for a day when I'm struggling with an essay next year, so that I can remind myself that I'm not thick! :P

Nineteenth Century Poetry & Prose: 68
English and Education: 70
Critical & Cultural Theory: 65
Writing for Reading: 67
Renaissance Drama: 65

So it's basically a 2:1, but the grades are high enough that I might be able to get a first if I work my bum off next year. This makes me a happy Becky. :)

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
10:31 pm
Performing next week!
I can't really be bothered with a proper entry right now, but I wanted to vent my excitement that I'm performing at The Luxor Lounge in Hartlepool next Friday (June 6th). Anyone in the north-east should get themselves there! :D

I was talking to the girl that runs it a few weeks back and she said she would be interested in booking me for a future show, but she had a cancellation, so she asked me to perform at the next one! :D This makes me very happy indeed. Time to take my routines (though I'm only performing one at this night) to a new audience!

On another good note, I found an Alien Sex Fiend CD in cash converters! Happy times!

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
5:36 pm
Parody: The sincerest form of flattery!
I've done very little today, except for try to catch up on my sleep, and try to catch up on messages from my modelling account. I've been busy for hours now trying to reschedule shoots, pin down dates for other shoots, and discuss ideas with photographers! It's usually quite good fun throwing ideas back and forth, but I think the remains of the infection seems to be making everything feel like a chore.

Luckily, whilst I was ill, my friend Rowan sent me a photo in an email, that brightens every day. He decided to parody one of my photos from a shoot that I did in York. Well, here's the results and why Rowan is pure awesomeness!

The original photo taken by Deeva Media:

Rowan's version:

I'm half tempted to put it in my 'friend/fan art' album on my modelling page, but he may just log back onto myspace for the first time in forever and kill me! Ahahaha. Decisions, decisions.

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
10:04 pm
Back from WGW
I returned from Whitby this evening and I can safely say that I'm absolutely knackered! It was awesome, though. A weekend of drinking, shopping and dancing!

I'm too tired to write a proper entry now, so I shall just say: Necrophilia isn't cheating! (On the off chance that Graeme or Mark read this, ahahaha!) :P

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, April 11th, 2008
5:46 pm
Writer's Block: *Lightbulb Goes Off*
What was the last great epiphany you had?

That *he* and I are going to have to go with the flow if we have a chance of anything working. That goes for a friendship or a relationship. We never put pressure on it before and that's how we managed to ruin things recently.

But things are looking up, going with the flow is proving to be fun and much more fullfilling than any attempts to force a relationship.

Current Mood: calm
Friday, April 4th, 2008
7:22 pm
This made me smile!
Last night, whilst perusing the internet when everyone else was probably at the Crown (damn uni making me need an early night!) I found a review of my Fetish Cyberlesque performance at The Flaming Ace on Friday.

I realise that due to ranting on about other things recently, I hadn't mentioned it. Well I felt the act went well, though I didn't get onstage until 1am, so I was a little bit more tired than I had wanted to be.

Anyways, here is a snippet of the review from Necromag [www.necromag.co.uk if you want to read the rest of the article]:

"As the evening drew to a close we saw the return of Ms Magenta. This time we see the Cyberlesque pioneer indulge in a whiplash, bind, torture and kill routine; combining the music of Suicide Commando with ruffles, pouting, nudity and handcuffs. An original performance fleshing out the twist on the genre she is trying to create."

That has pretty much made my week! :D It's so amazing to be getting any kind of recognition for this because, as I'm sure I've said before, I do this most of all because I enjoy it.

In slightly related news, I did a shoot yesterday with Paul Wright for Cute and Evil Clothing. I've seen some of the shots we did already and I absolutely love them, so I'll be sure to let you all know when they are up. To be fair, though, I don't always mention on here when new stuff is up, so if you are at all interested, just keep popping onto my page every now and again. [www.myspace.com/violet_magenta_modelling]

That will be my last shoot until Whitby though, due to a mountain of assignments that need to be in. BUT I do have one shoot booked for WGW and I have two shoots already booked for May, so hopefully the gap will fly by unnoticed.

I am now going to get ready to go to Persecution tonight. If you are going, I shall see you there! :)

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
3:08 pm
No, this is not an emo entry about the meaninglessness of my life, it is infact about my trip into uni. I arrived early and got a coffee, then went up to the 5th floor to sit and wait for my seminar. I got chatting to a lass on a Creative Writing MA, who seemed pretty cool, but noone in my class arrived. So of course I started to worry.

Then my tutor arrived only to tell me that the class was on, but it didn't look like anyone else was coming. Gah! Luckily she chatted to me a bit about my dissertation idea (representations of women and sexuality in gothic literature) so the time wasn't totally wasted.

I also picked up my Writing for Reading assignment feedback. It was funny to read, apparently my creative work was rubbish (no duh!) but my commentary was the best in the class! Either way, rubbish creative work or not, I got 67% so I can safely say that I'm happy!

Ok, so maybe today hasn't been so pointless afterall. I'm now going to begin work on the mountain of books I got out the library yesterday for my Renaissance assignment. Yey for being an English nerd! :P

Current Mood: determined
Friday, March 21st, 2008
4:05 pm
Writer's Block: Good Catch
Do you have a "catch phrase" for which you are known?

I read this question and thought, 'That's pure awesomness!' Ok, I didn't, but that *is* probably my catchphrase.

I blame my use of 'awesome' on a Canadian ex-boyfriend, who made me pick up such americanisms. But I guess I adapted it and it became my own phrase.

My other catchphrase is pre-fixing a word with 'uber.' Like as in, 'that's uber cool' or 'it's uber cold.' I'm not sure why this is, but I probably blame GCSE german all those years back! Ahahaha.

It's funny, but I've noticed that quite a few of my friends [and ex-friends who are adamant that they no longer like me] have picked up a lot of my catch phrases and use them as their own. It partly annoys me and partly amuses me.

Oh and to end, my mother was greatly amused when we were chatting the other night and I described something as 'nothing more than twattiness!' I think it's now her new favourite word!

Current Mood: bored
Monday, March 10th, 2008
1:31 pm
Caffeine and Class!
Not only does the new Relentless 'Juiced Energy' drink taste really lovely, but it also quotes Wordsworth on the back of the can! This almost justifies drinking as much caffeine as I do! :P

Meh, procrastination is clearly the word of the day. Someone make me do some work?

Current Mood: indifferent
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
6:44 pm
Best. Weekend. Ever.
Or if not the best weekend ever, then definitely damn close!

On Friday night, I performed my Cyberlesque pink routine for the first time at the relaunch of The Flaming Ace! I have to say, it went really really well! I was the last act to perform and because the place was very full by then and people were rather drunk, I got a really good crowd reception.

I was so pleased that people actually liked my performance and I'm desperate to do it again! Still, I may be performing again next month, we shall see!

I wasn't actually as nervous as I'd expected. The nerves only really hit as I was about to step onstage, and I think they helped me rather than panicked me.

Quite a few of my friends seemed to get photos, so hopefully when I've received some of them, I shall create a 'performances' album on my modelling page, where you can all go and take a look.

The other acts were brilliant. Eva Braun was an excellent performer and also a very nice lady, Sarah (I have forgotten her stage name) was amazing and her act involved lots of fake blood and a couple of real piercings, and Nigel the glow poi guy was really talented and a very nice bloke. All in all, a good night.

Then Saturday saw me perform as a burlesque go-go dancer at House of the Golden Lotus in Newcastle. I was onstage alongside Miss Mimi, who I've modelled with before and is such a nice girl. It was a lot of fun! We basically just danced between acts and did our own thing. I actually loved it, even though my feet were in agony by the end of the night!

Speaking of the end of the night, I did an awesome thing! Sarah came in the dressing room and had just got down off her stilts. I started on my usual 'OMG! I'm so envious that you can do that' thing (cos I am!) so she let me have a go! Now I did have three people holding me, but I managed to walk up and down the corridor backstage on massive stilts! Ahahaha, I finally did it! I just wish there was somewhere round here to learn.

All in all, it has been an amazing weekend, but very very tiring. However, I have been paid to have two of the best nights out that I've had in ages! You can't really sniff at that! Now as soon as my feet stop killing me, I'll be working on my next Cyberlesque routine and promoting myself to more burlesque nights!

Oooh, and just to add, Anthony (the photographer who did the shoot with Miss Mimi and I a few weeks back) has given me a disc with some photos that are now up on my modelling page if you fancy a peek!

Current Mood: content
Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
3:43 pm
The whole earthquake thing
The whole earthquake thing is clearly LIES! I felt absolutely nothing. Then again, if I was asleep, I probably woke up, thought 'Sod this!' and rolled back over. Or perhaps I was dreaming about a vibrating bed. Pffft. I missed out.

In other news, this afternoon's shoot was super fun! And a whole crowd of people saw my bum through an upstairs window! Ahahaha. I like it cos I'm rude like that! :P

Will update more later when I'm more bored, but for now, I shall go and pack my stuff away that's still in a bag.

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
4:53 pm
I haven't got time for a long entry because I have a shoot soon, but I thought I'd have a quick ramble.

Amsterdam was lots of fun, though exhausting with all the walking. Ever noticed how much harder it is to walk a long way on cobbles? I have, however, decided that cyclists are the bane of my existance after being nearly run over by hundreds of the bastards! And I thought they were only annoying when you were driving.

We went to the sex museum, which was funny rather than erotic. Never seen so many pubes in my life! Ahahaha, Eeeeeew! Also the beastiality section was beyond disgusting.

I did a lot of shopping and bought a new skirt and a couple of new tops that I'll probably wear on nights out some time in the near future.

So yes, all in all, it was good. I have also been thinking a lot about things though. Relationship-y things. I think I am coming closer to a conclusion.

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
8:01 pm
Complicated, much?
I haven't posted in a while because things are too complicated. Here's the jist:

1. My relationship is breaking down, we both know it, we're talking about it and even though we're no longer wanting to kill each other, things still aren't great.

2. You know when you want something to happen, so desperately and it doesn't? Well now, two years down the line, it's happened and it's kinda come at the wrong moment and knocked me off my feet. I don't know what to do. [I'm talking in riddles, but trust me, you would too.]

3. 1 + 2 = headfuck. Especially when 1 & 2 are in the same room with me.

Yey for complicatedness. I blame men! Ok, I don't, but it would help. :P

Current Mood: confused
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