33. Do you prefer warm or cold weather?
I like when its like 55°-70°F with little to no wind and a few clouds but mostly sunny
82. Do you still talk to the first person you ever kissed?
Oh heck no, i was like 14 and he was 17, so like, obviously a creep since i was basically a child
95. What were you doing last night at midnight?
Watching bates motel and messaging @cacklad probably
102. Name your favorite Kesha song:
Timber or dinosaur bc dinosaur always gets stuck in my head and also one time i was drunk and listened to timber like 50 times in a row so i feel like i must like it a lot lmfao
Last Song I Listened to: “Last Young Renegade” by All Time Low (I used to be so obsessed with them at 14 but ngl they still own my ass lol)
First Fandom: OK not sure about this one?? Like I joined tumblr because of dw and supernatural but I never like contributed?? Also All Time Low (pretty sure that was my first obsession ever where I like looked up every interview and video) I think the first time I felt like an active person in a fandom was for The Strypes but if we’re talking about actually contributing with edits and textposts that’s gotta be Dirk Gently (lol that was long haha)
My name is Hattie, I’m 28, and I live in New Orleans.
I started Old Loves in 2011 during a time when I was feeling particularly lovelorn and miserable. Researching beautifully odd love affairs that burned bright, but later ended and in some cases were totally forgotten felt therapeutic the way listening to a torch song would. Even though, at the time, I assumed it was a bit of a niche interest, and nobody would ever see it but me, working on posts for Old Loves became the highlight of my weepy evenings, probably because it combined two of my primary interests: cultural history and other people’s business.
Since then, I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the responses from people who share my fascination with tidbits concerning failed romance. It continues to be one of my all-time favorite projects and I hope I get to poke around and discover forgotten relationship gems for many weepy years to come.
Thank you to everyone who has ever sent me a message, talked about, or written anything about liking this blog, you are all dream boats and it’s meant more to me than I could possibly put into words, so here is a picture of Bill Murray and Gilda Radner dancing on Valentines day. <3 <3 <3 Hattie
Last Song I Listened To:Good Things by Jonathan Roy
First Fandom: Probably Buffy the Vampire Slayer … or Stargate Atlantis … or Smallville. I don’t remember, it’s one of them :p
Book I Am Currently Reading:In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken
Worst Thing I Have Ever Eaten: I can’t swallow pills due to my completely irrational fear of swallowing a tiny, very swallowable object and I had to take liquid antibiotics a few weeks ago for seven days, four times a day. It was horrid, the smell still haunts me. *shivers*
Favorite Places: Probably my room, I don’t go places :D
The Ten People I Tag Are: Anybody who wants to do it! I don’t like tagging people, I’m afraid I’ll annoy them :p
Last Thing You Googled: Sakura snacks! (I need someeee ;__; )
Favorite Music/Artist: Hmmm… probably Nine Inch Nails if I had to pick just one. Or Einstürzende Neubauten! I listen to a lot of industrial, but I’ve gotten really into tribal sounding stuff lately!
Song Stuck In Your Head?: Currently: Tangora— Tiki Taane! It’s so great to draw to! Also really any Yaarrohs songs haha.
Last Movie You Watched: Castle in the Sky!
What Are You Wearing Right Now?: Jeans and slippers and my husband’s maroon thermal. I think this is the most color I’ve worn in my life haha
What Do You Post?: Art! Mostly OCs and Destiny stuff specifically! And commissions lately!
Why Did You Choose Your URL?: Because Spooktastical is the artist tag I’ve had for the past 10 years but I’m trying to switch over to Geist!
Do You Have Any Other Blogs: Some old embarassing ones with me posting a lot of makeup and clothes stuff haha I also had a cookiing blog for about a year before I abandoned it.
What Did Your Past Relationship Teach You?: Hmm….. maybe how much I didn’t want to be with that guy but did want to be with my now-husband! Also, that I should value myself more. (This is still hard though hah)
Religious or Spiritual?: I’m going to agree with my pal @yourspunkpunk on this one, to me they’re one and the same, BUT that being said, I’m not religious in the stereotypical negative judgey way. You do you man, I’ll still love you no matter what, we all make different life choices and that’s pretty cool!
Favorite Color: Hah does black count? If not, I really like mint and cyan and everything in between! Also I super dig orange.
Average Hours of Sleep: 7-ish give or take. No matter what time I go to bed my body wakes me up at 7am. I went to bed at 3:30 this morning so I’m not running on much now. The struggle is real my friends.
Lucky Number: Three! Or thirteen!
Favorite Character: Well now we’ve opened pandora’s box. I have a lot. I watch a lot of anime so most of them come from there. I also have to admit something to you guys before I list them. In realy life I give off a total tough girl vibe and everyone know’s I’m obsessed with Destiny and robots and paranormal stuff, but I LOVE cute things. So, that being said, I’d say my top contenders are Kinomoto Sakura (from CCS), Super Sonico, but also Variks from Destiny, and the Winter Soldier. Hah I’m all over the place…
How Many Blankets You Sleep With: Two! But, I have a thin quilt, not a real bed spread so it kinda equals one warmth-wise.
Note: A simple scenario based on one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard (and probably my favorite), called “That Man That Woman” by Vibe. I advise you to listen to it as you read this scenario. To put it simply, this is a scenario in which you are that woman but Baekhyun is not that man.
“The woman who left because I gave her everything.
for those wondering what song jin is singing beautifully to in this vine (x)
it is BTS singing “Hip Hop Lover” live! this is the video (x) it’s probably one of my favorite live performances EVER
they’re just so into the music and the vocal line is killing every line and the rap line go hard and there isn’t difficult choreo so they just let their bodies move to the music and it’s beautiful stan talent y’all
Y’all. I’m so damn tired of all this Adele hype. Adele is a lovely woman with a fantastic voice and one of my favorite personalities in music. But she ain’t earth-shattering, she ain’t never gave me not one goosebump in my life, her songs are boring, and if she is really the best singer y’all have ever heard, you have clearly never listened to R&B, Gospel, Jazz, or anything Black folks have been singing for the past 60 years. Look at this mess:
IT’S REALLY NOT THAT SERIOUS OKAY.
I actually really like this performance of “All I Ask” (even though I still think the song is boring) and I would probably love it a lot more if I didn’t go into it expecting my life to change from all the hyperbolic praise around everything she does. I just wish folks had a broader range of musical references before they come hot out the gate with OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVARRR. Just because it’s your favorite doesn’t mean it’s the best. If a good burger is your favorite food but all you know is chicken fingers, pizza, and hot dogs, then I’m not really putting a whole lot of stock into your opinion when you say burgers are the best food that ever happened.
“I think you’re exaggerating Dan’s tweets, he’s probably just having a bad day, calm down”
… but you don’t understand. Dan is one of the people I “turn to” when I’m having a bad day or when I don’t want to see or talk to anybody. I will always choose to watch Dan’s videos over listening to any of my favorite songs because he has the most calming voice I ever got to witness and I just simply love to listen to him talking, even if it’s just nonsense. This dork has a really huge impact on my life which may seem a bit odd to some people but I don’t care because at the end of the day he is still my sunshine on the cloudy days and I wish I could help him somehow to get through his cloudy days.
So no, I am not exaggerating when I’m expressing my worry about him.