Sunday, August 29, 2010

Does This Make Me Look Fat? (an opinon not a fact)

So lately, I have watched some of my favorite shows and realized that one of the reasons why I love them is because they actually have at least one normal looking person. Exhibit A: Criminal Minds. Not only do I love the show for exposing the criminality of this world but for actually having one of my favorite characters,Penelope Garcia, aka Kirsten Vangsness. On camera she acts as Penolope Garcia, a hacker who was hired by the FBI to help catch criminals.She always has some hot rocking outfit on camera and off-stage.And it isn't only because of her style that I admire her. No it is because she is not "slim" or "thin." She is a full-figured woman and isn't afraid to look femenine in what she sees fit. She is beautiful in her own personal way. Sure she isn't tall or "thin" but at least she looks healthy and gorgeous. I never really comprehended why people appraise being "thin" when in reality we are only supposed to have a certain weight according to our height. That is one of the reasons why maybe a lot of teens fall into bulemia and anorexia. They think being "normal" is being "thin." And that is a mistake in my opinion. Recently, a show on "heavy" teens has been airing on ABC family. Yes, you might have heard it. It's called Huge and it stars with Nikki Blonsky who starred in a rendition of Hairspray in 2007. Huge is about a group of teenagers embarking on a journey to loose weight on a camp designed just for that. I watch it for seeing Nikki Blonsky act as Willamina, a strong-willed person who believes(just as I do) that girls should accept themselves just the way they are in their beautiful curves. And that my friends is what girls and boys, too, should do: accept themselves and be healthy at the same time. I just hope that more shows come up with these type of characters so other people could see that curves are beautiful too.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Marilyn Manson Without Make-up

Yes, it is a video of Marilyn Manson without make-up. I found this and I was surprised. He looked quite (handsome in my opinion) when he was a teenager and earlier in his career (pre-makeup status). It really surprised me since he has had many years wearing make-up. In reality that isn't even his real name. His real name is Brian Hugh Warner and he comes from a strict background (kinda explains his outrageous behavior). What is even crazy was he originally studied journalism when he went to college. Who would have thought that this controversial figure was going to study journalism in college. That just blows my mind. Oh and it gets better. You know how Marilyn and Trent Reznor are best buds? Well Trent actually produced and co-produced a couple of Marilyn's albums. Meanwhile Marilyn dated Jessicka from Jack off Jill and helped with their albums. Though, what really caught me off balance was reading that he actually contributed in one of DMX's albums. (Wow now that was off the ballpark). Anyways, enjoy the slideshow

GuestBlogger of the Month: Jodie-Ann

So along with interviews I will try to get a monthly guestblogger here just to spruce up the fun. Our first is Jodie-Ann from The Run-On Sentences of Life blog ( Here is her post:

Poo In My Tights. {Don't read if you have a weak stomache.}

Hello, fellow humans. I feel like telling you guys about my most embarrassing moment. It has to be when I was in the third grade. I don't know what was up with me. But, I was having some really bad diarrhea. Yep. Horrible. It was kind of... dripping.
Anyways, that's besides the point. I went to the office and called my dad to get me. Thank God he was at home. I knew that he was going to take like 40 minutes to get to me. So, I put paper under me and sat on a chair. Then, I waited for my dad. Sadly though, the smell was getting out. Everyone who came in was like "Ugh! What's that smell?!" The whole time, I was thinking "Crap. Crap. Crap. Kill me now. Crap. Crap. Crap." Thankfully they left. And I was like "Sigh of relief." But, they weren't the last of people to come into the office. Atleast the secretary was nice and didn't say anything.
A half an hour later, my dad came. I was thinking "THANK YOU, JESUS!" So, my dad picked me up, sort of like how you hold a princess. Just a smelly princess who pooed in her tights. The funny thing is that I was wearing a skirt. (LOL!) Anyways, he carried me out, running like a madman. And i mean he was RUNNING. Like sprinting out of the office, down the hall and out the school.
When we got outside, he opened the van door and put newspapers on the seat and put me down. Then, he drove home.
And that's it. I took a shower, etc. :) You just got to love the third grade.


If you like what you just read, (which if you didn't then you sure are missing out) you can check out her block on the given link above her post. However, I do have her on my blogroll "Just For Fun" with a thumbnail if it's much easier.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why Poupee?

I know you have noticed that small banner at the bottom corner of this blog. Yes, I surrender I joined one of those dress-dolls website. And yes it is for girls. There I said it. I really am not ashamed of it. In fact, I have found more people who dress different on this site than on myspace and facebook. So you want to know what it is? Well.. poupee girl is a japanese website where girls can actually dress up a doll but also post pictures of their actual clothes. Every members earns a currency of "ribbons" and can buy"jewels." You earn ribbons by posting pics of clothes,commenting on other people's clothes,and selling your doll's clothes. Jewels is the part where the people who own this website get their money since you have to buy them. However, what is interesting about this website is that you can actually link your blog or website to your "poupee home." Which helps your blog or website, because anybody who clicks the link can see it right away. So far, I have to admit it is a bit addictive but I like it because I find different people everyday from different places including and especially Japan. This website according to wikipedia has more than 500,000 members. (Which is just crazy).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Linger , It's a Sequel All Right

Linger, the sequel to Shiver is now available to buy or check out at your local library/bookstore. It is written by Maggie Stiefvater, who started writing novels since she was 22,according to her website*. What is even more amazing is that there is a hint on her webpage that her Wolves of Mercy Falls series is going to turn into a movie. Which might or might not be the plus point for her books. She has successfully achieved getting her books out internationally. According to her blog**, her book Lament is on the process of getting released in the UK on January 2011 (which is coming up by the way). What else can she be doing right now? Well I don't know. I haven't read her other books so far, but from reading the first installment in the Wolves of Mercy Falls, I can mildly recommend this series, (especially if you are into the werewolf & supernatural theme).

*If you want more information on her books and about her check out her website:
**or you can read her blog:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's A Massacre All Right.

For those of you who are fans of The Birthday Massacre, I bring you good news! They are coming to New York, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Colorado and even Canada. What is exciting is that they will be touring around the fall (perfect to get up in those boots and cool sweaters.)

Ever since there start in 1999 they have kicked off in great ways and gained a high rate of fans raging from nationwide to even internationally. Of course, who wouldn't tune in with those wicked melodies of childlike-lullaby sounds mixed with hardcore guitar tracks, giving them the real defenition of The Birthday Massacre.
Not only are they going to kick off with a tour, they'll be rocking out a new album on Sept.14th.
And what is amazing is that they have short clips on their myspace page, giving sneek peeks to their fans.Though what never changes is the color of their albums (purple). Which gives them their own unique stamp besides the album artwork and title.

*If you want more info on when and where they are going to appear, check their myspace:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Opening Motion Attraction: Attack of the Purse

It's fall and october is coming up. You might be looking for some good horror movies to hit up at the cineplex with your friends or your signifcant other. So why don't you take a good purse in commemoration of your love for horror. And for under 20 bucks you can find these puppies to buy. I frankly love the design for them because it reminds me of that whole 50's retro style along with the comicx too. You can find them both on sale at AYP's online store (check my recent posts on them if you are not up to date on what they are).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SURPRISE! It's an extra extra extra!

I was going to plan to publish this surprise in two weeks but since I promised interviewing some bands. I got a surprise band interview just for you. This weekend's interview is with Ideal Zero, an alternative rock group from Orlando, Florida who according to their info on their sites, started out in April of this year and are currently working on getting their demo out. Here they are and hope you enjoy this interview:

1.  Let's get down to business and tell us what was the reason to get together and make a band?
Well, we’ve all been in music projects and bands previous to coming together. We wanted to bring all our different backgrounds and styles together to form a group that is unique as well as expressive of our similar views on philosophy. One of our primary goals upon forming was to write songs that are not only powerful musically, but also in our messages about independence and individuality.

2.  How many concerts have you performed?
Only 2 thus far! We have only been together for 4 months now, and we are slowly starting to get out there. We were really nervous at first, but we love it!

3. Vampire or Werewolf? (each band member could have a different answer)
Come on now…our lead singer is from Romania! Has to be vampire.

4. What is your main goal for 2011, professionally and personal (if i may ask)?
By 2011 we hope to be well-established and have our name known. So many bands work at it for several years before establishing themselves even in the local scene. We want to work as hard as it takes to speed up the process and get the ball rolling!

5. What helps you out in writing songs and tuning up the sound?
One thing we’ve all noticed is that you just can’t force music writing. Inspiration has to hit you. Our best songs have been written when we were just sitting around and not being too serious about it. Also, expressing our personal views about life and incorporating our own life experiences always leads to an original and genuine song writing experience.

6. Ever had writer's block or musician block (lol if that is even a term)? What do you do?
Of course! Again, when this happens you can’t force it. If it isn’t happening, anything you try to force won’t be very good. The magic of music is that which comes from the soul and the heart. Often times, it just isn’t coming out right and you need to sit back and relax. At least that’s how it is for some of us. Clint (our keyboard player) works differently…if he gets stuck he will stick to it for hours or even days until he gets the results he wants. Not everything about music is emotion, there is a lot of technicality that has to be worked upon in order to be perfected- again, that’s where Clint comes in.

7. If your band was a superhero what would be the name?
Not sure about this one…don’t ask us to come up with names for anything! We start thinking about something that sounds cool but also has a significant meaning and then we come up with so many things and get off track. It took us months to come up with Ideal Zero.

8. Top Five favorite bands that you all agree on?
It would be hard to get us ALL to agree. We all have extremely different tastes. Our favorite local band would have to be Traverser.
After that our individual favorites range from Jimmy Buffett to Megadeath to Type O Negative, and let us not leave out the best band of all time…The Beatles!

9.  Do you have a motto?
”The individual is greater than the collective.”

10.  And if you guys had three wishes what would it be?
Make it big! Make a living off doing our music, and tour the world!
 if you like those deep melodic but filled with some wicked rock sounds, Ideal Zero is just the right find.
 Check band members  Irina Nicula (vocals), Clint Waddell (keyboards), Tim Smith (guitar). Richard Caballero (Bass), and Adam Panzella (Drums), out on myspace, facebook, or on their website:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's not M&M's, It's S&M (Controversial Alert!)

You know, I never really thought of writing about it until I realize that some part of the people I know might be participating in this. And before you check if I used the right information I am using wikipedia for most of the topics I post on this blog. So correct me if you want.

S&M stands for "sadomasochism" and also according to another article* is a way to "play" with your partner. It is part of the whole BDSM community in which people do other things to sexually role play (Bondage & Discipline; Dominance & Submission; and of course Sadism & Masochism). In each of these situations or "lifestyles" there is the common situation in which someone inflicts "suffering" and the other person receives it. Now it is a popular, and even considered common, among many young couples. However, it isn't a trend; this lifestyle choice has been practiced for many decades. According to the wikipedia article, it has been studied originally by two scientists Marquis De Sade and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch as a "phenomena" of human behavior within people with mental illnesses/sociopaths and or people "with malicious social and sexual behaviors" (that sounds rapists to me) in the 1800's. I think the rest you can find out for yourself. However, it has been a very convenient topic among people to discuss of whether it is right or wrong to do it. I frankly would never partake into that because of how I feel about that personally. But knowing one of my friends, it is a choice among people. It isn't really a rape situation for the most of them anyway. Though, I think it is a lot to think about because sometimes you do have to look at the psychology of the person. No one really knows if a person partaking in a lifestyle like this might have a mental trauma or an issue in which they were made into a submissive person or because they were taught to "inflict suffering" on others. Everyone chooses what lifestyles they want to partake in. It's all on the person's perspective. So in reality, the question for this type of lifestyle isn't whether it is right or wrong; it's whether it is right for you as the individual and even your significant other (if you have one).

 photos were courtesy of dreamstime members Yurok, Soupstock, Promicro, and Cheshhh

What is In the Mystery Box Today?

So like I promised I did my first interview while hanging out in the city with my mystery model (another surprise) and we spotted an awesome kid all by himself. His name is Joshua Vasquez and he is 15. Read on:
MB: So what music you listen to?
JV: Post-hardcore and mostly underground.
MB: What's your top five bands?
JV: A Day To Remember
Dance Gavin Dance
I Set My Friends on Fire
We Came As Romans
Pierce The Veil
Pierce The ViewMB: Oh cool. Any recent concerts.
JV: Yeah, I went to this concert called Scream It Like You Mean IT 2010. 8 bands went. It was pretty hot.
MB: Oh that is interesting. I figured the second one was your favorite. So Vampire or Werewolf?
JV: Werewolf.
MB: What is your favorite superhero?
JV: Iceman because it would be cool to have your own transportation just to slide on ice.
MB: What do you do for a living?
JV: I go to school and I go to work. I play in a small band. We don't have a name yet but we would call it Set In Motion.
MB: What makes you you?
JV: The people I hang out with, the music I listen to and the clothes that I wear. I am like seperated from the kids at my school. They all listen to the current rap and hip-hop.
MB: I know that sucks.How do you feel about that?
JV: I don't know. I don't really see the point about that. It's all about sex and drugs. I am more into the underground stuff. I am just used to it.

That was this week's mystery interview. But trust me there is more coming. :)  Oh and by the way the photos are courtesy of Josh's archives.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sometimes Good News are just Good News

So right now as I am progressing with this blog I have come up with new ideas to keep you guys entertained and informed. Every two weeks I will post an interview of someone new who is part of our alternative-styling-and-unique community (with photos of them too). Some of them will be bands or people who are involved in the Arts.....or maybe a surprise guest. Who knows (only I do). You are going to absolutely love it if not, entertained. Also, I am hoping I can get a raffle or a way for people to donate to the blog. In the end you will be rewarded with a free "givie" once I am given an address from the winner, in which I can send it to. And other surprises in store for you the reader. Your support, I assure you will be rewarded. And thank you all for following, reading, and commenting on my blog. I greatly appreciate it!

On the Get-go,
Miss Bobo

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flick Those Lights on!

ok I know what a weird title but i have realized that lately most of my friends have a fascination of lighters and fire related. They have some handy plastic lighter in their pockets for when having their random flicking-lighter-under-your-finger. Guy or girl, it doesn't matter, they are pyromaniacs. I prefer old school but ehh... At AYP (I just mention them so much^^) they sell the old school 50's style metal lighters for close to 10 dollars with designs on them. Whether it's Che Guevera, Betty Page, or just a cherry, these lighters have a design and you can pop them open. Not only are these cool, but as I said before, they are old school, especially in its zippo* style. They are "windproof" and they are able to stay lit in other harsh weathers. So in the end, they are worth it. If you are a pyromaniac and/or dig the whole vintage lighters check them out at

*got the info from

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stomp To The Beat

They can be worn at any given time but the fall and winter is coming up and there will be new Rockfests to hit up and places to go out in the fall weather. You want to keep those footsies warm and snug. know what I am talking about: boots. They're cool whether in straps, in laces, platform, and any dark style you like! They look great with a short skirt and/or fishnets/lace tights, ready to highlight those legs of yours as you strut your stuff. Or you can wear them with some jeans. The point is: they're great for when sneakers aren't enough to warm your feet in those cold times or you want to look casually hot-and-tough. Be on the lookout at any shoe store like Shoemania, Zappos, AYP, even Sears. You never know you can find it for a good price.

(photos are courtesy to dreamtime members Pkripper503, Stab, Chaoss)