Rashel

Cinders burn black

When heaven is raining down

Faces are distorted and emotive, seeking each other.

Corruption. Copulation of Ether.

Mystery marks the star that will wipe red to black and fill the oceans with obsidian.
©catloverr

A Starry Sky

The sky was melted black and blue with large yellow stars on full bloom.

They appeared so close and easy to touch but my fingertips could not reach them.

It was a fantasy from afar that gave me purpose and true happiness. 

And after that, every night I dreamt of a blue starry sky I could never reach because it wasn’t real but I was content just the same.

—catloverr

Darkness

I feel like my soul is darkening around the edges.

I’m consumed by black and fading to nothing. 

There is a horrid sense of completion and desolation all at once. 

Life has a choking hold on my ambitions and squeezing tight enough for desperation to pour out.
©catloverr

Bedhead Foxy Curls Review


With the summer just around the corner (or forever if Texas), I thought I should try to curl my hair as straightening it is not an option. 

I’ve had luck using bedhead products before but the damn frizz is what turns luscious curls into a mess of ringlets that stick flat to your head. 

Please note: My hair is naturally curly and fine, unmanageable with curls on the left side, and semi straight hair on the right side. Frizz everywhere and flat spots with curly random bits all over the place. 

I had previously looked into bedhead products that define curls but get rid of the nasty frizz and so I decided to give bedhead foxy curls a try as it is supposed to get rid of frizz while acting as a contouring cream to define curls? 

You apply the product after your hair is toweled dry. Simple enough, except.. I’m clumsy and couldn’t get the thing properly opened so I just went the old fashioned way and unscrewed the whole cap, applied a generous amount and started squeezing and massaging my wet hair. 

The result: Almost no frizz, and the curls were defined but it wasn’t a WOW effect. Just for the sake of trying, I combined it with the diffuser. Typically, this makes my hair curly but flat? Not this time. The WOW effect came back full force after using the diffuser for 1-2 minutes? Maybe less. Not only were the curls defined but they were voluminous and there was almost no significant frizz. Please note: I used the diffuser when my hair was now dried so any frizz seen might have been caused from that.

Result: 


I know the picture doesn’t do it justice but there’s volume on either side and barely any frizz.

My score for this product: 4.5/5

If you have any feedback on how to better make use of this product, please let me know. Thanks!

Resentment

Sometimes by wanting to rebel, you only end up hurting yourself. It’s almost like you can’t even get high enough to touch the higher up’s arses so you end up bottling and filled with frustration. When you hurt the company just to hurt someone else, I’m sure it speaks of a great resentment and though one tries to remain positive and upbeat, the ugliness of all humans has to come out at some point. 

©catloverr

Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai – A Gathering of 100 Weird Tales 

Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai also known as the gathering of 100 weird tales. It was a Japanese game played during the Edo period, late at night in which a group of people would gather to tell bizarre but often frightening tales. 100 candles were lit at the start of the game. When an individual was done narrating their kaidan or weird tale, they would reach over and extinguish one of the candles. Each time a tale was told, a candle would be put out until there was only 1 left. By the time only 1 candle remained, the room would be submerged in enough darkness to guarantee paranoia and tension. When the last candle was doused, something terrifying was supposed to happen or one of the guests was rumored to be revealed as a ghost or other supernatural entity
There is no known concrete reason for the existence of such a game but there are 2 underlying theories. 

#1: There are some that claim the origin is from a Buddhist ritual called 100 Buddhist Stories or Hyakuza Hodan. The ritual consisted in 100 Buddhist stories told over a period of 100 days and a miraculous thing was believed to happen afterwards. 

#2: The second theory of the game of the gathering of 100 weird tales was supposed to have originated as a form of courage test played amongst the samurai. Along the lines of ‘ the last man standing’ because when the last candle was extinguished, only a few would be brave enough to see what awaited in the dark. ( This version of the game can be encountered in Ogita Ansei‘s Kaidanshū Tonoigusa.

— Sourced from Yurei: The Japanese Ghost