rnfox

rnfox asked:

Aesthetic Inquiries: Do you bleach/tone your eyebrows? Also, as a stay-at-home artist / sickly person with OCD / dysphoria issues, I'm fascinated by how much futzing you (and others with similar lifestyles) do on a daily basis. I miss dressing up often, but I obsess too easily and too long over outfits, & chances are I won't even leave my apt most days, & it'll only contribute to more laundry & just make my clothes & makeup run out sooner - but then, I end up looking like an Abilify ad. You?

I bleach my eyebrows sometimes when I bleach my hair, but not always. I find that the dramatic change in appearance is therapeutic for dysphoria. It takes about a month for them to grow back completely. The in-between stage is a little awkward but can very easily be hidden with makeup.

The majority of glamorous looks you see on tumblr are anything except a daily occurrence. The majority of the photos I post are in a light dusting of mineral powder, concealer, some blush, and maybe a tiny amount of eyeliner/mascara/brow powder. That kind of look takes 5 minutes. I also post a lot of photos without makeup.

Once you get into the habit, makeup happens very quickly, even intricate makeup. Kat von D is asked a lot how long it takes for her to do her trademark contoured looks and her answer has always been “about 20 minutes” and I believe it.

I don’t have the attention span to do something like that every day. Last night i had to because I was submitting interview footage to Patreon for some sort of milestone project they’re putting together, so visibility was a strong consideration (hence the glyphs in the background etc)

If I have to go somewhere or do something where outfit is a consideration, I have to set a series of timers starting 24 hours in advance. I often make outfit sketches because otherwise I will be trapped in indecision for hours. I am still almost always late to everything.

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Your favorite (visual) artist & why?

Oh by far it is Van Gough. I love so many others, but his work always strikes me the instant I see it.


Guilty pleasure?

The original Star Trek


One song that you cannot stand?

Pretty much anything by the Beastie Boys.


A song title to describe yourself.

Tough one, hmm, This Is Where It Ends.


Favorite fictional character?

Wall-E


Relative you wish you could’ve spent more time with?

My grandfather who was a WWII vet and master craftsman.


The best trip you’ve ever taken?

Went on a road trip after my senior year of high school, during which I fell in love with New Orleans.


Scariest moment in your life?

I remember spinning out on a wet road on the freeway. That was frightening and oddly calming.


What celebrity do you look like?

I’ve been told that I look like the girl who played Wendy in the live action Peter Pan.


What did you think you’d be doing at this point in your life, 10 years ago?

I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was 14.


A secret obsession?

The Sword of the Truth Series by Terry Goodkind.


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rnfox asked:

Just regarding your ADHD thing, taking generic allergy medications with the "D" that contain pseudo-ephedrine (Claritin-D, etc) is an option as well. You have to show ID to get it, but that's not a big deal. (I used to live on herbal "fen-phen" before it was illegal.)

i dont do well on pseudo-ephedrine but some people work well with it so thanks for the tip