So, I missed a few posts in this 7 day period. I’m SORRRY. Partially this was due to work and me having a social life for once (I needed to do it, but the introvert is drained). The other thing, was video games. And in this, I feel pretty justified.
“How is this justifiable?” you may ask. Well, simply… I was playing Star Wars:
Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords. This video game is highly important to me and my life and I’ve played it and the old KOTOR more times than I can count. I adore the story lines. And most importantly, I adore the Exile. I understand her. She gets me. Her struggle is what inspired me to write SciFi, honestly. I’d always loved it, but my writing usually had had a more Victorian Gothic bent.
So I played, and I thought, and I was inspired again. Sometimes, I find I have to retreat to my comforts and inspirations and feed on them before I can put myself back onto a page. Now, my fingers are flying across the keyboard as a work on my novel. It was a good thing, I believe.
Not from KOTOR 1 or 2, but still. I love these two eternal besties.
Don’t worry. I do enjoy more serious things and probably better games than this, but it’s always going to be dear to my heart.
Now, I’m going–to write. To watch Supernatural. And to write more blog posts, I’m sure.
Xoxo, Vicky Stardust
So I decided, along with my weekly posts, to also try to post a bit on what’s inspiring me now, what is really melding with me and what I’m writing. We’ll see how this goes. It will probably be mostly pictures and minimal commentary.
Oh wait! I finally reached 5k words! Only 25k more before December!
Alright, now to the main event:
1980s punk fashion, including punk’s daughter goth, is having a huge impact on me right now. It’s just so hot right now.
Yes, I just said that so I could use this gif.
I think I can attribute that to all of the amazing SciFi films released at the time. Naturally Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but also my favorite, Blade Runner, which shall get its own much-deserved post soon. Also, the fashion in Back to the Future 2′s 2015 is oddly inspirational.
Something about 1980s punk and goth is so futuristic that I can’t help but gravitate towards it. At the same time, it’s the past, so it has a nice recycled-world universe. On top of that, the 80s was decadence. It was an era of decadence and a time where you could believe anything was possible. The Commies were the unquestioned bad guy, and the US was the unquestioned good guy, and the fight between the titans happened somewhere else, over there, not here. Perhaps I’m drawn to this because the 80s wasn’t a giant time of questioning the man, with the main exception being punk. It fits these sort of principles and big concepts I’m wrangling with and condenses it nicely for me into forms of fashion and hair.
Okay, he wasn’t exactly punk, but he fits my aesthetic.
These photos are obviously not mine, just ones I found all over the place.
Xoxo Vicky Stardust