Summer Goth – Avoiding the Burning Orb

Snarklings, it's time for a seasonal column. By which the Lady of the Manners means that in the hemisphere she lives in, it's summer; her least favorite season. ::shudders:: Forgive the Lady of the Manners her melodramatic turn, Snarklings. There are many goths who like, nay, even adore summer! Warm weather! Longer days! More plentiful outdoor activities! There are those who are kind of meh about the whole sunlight thing. Then there are those (the Lady of the Manners included) who thanks to genetics, illnesses, medications, or who knows what else, don't deal well with prolonged exposure to sunlight. (As the Lady of the Manners has said before, eventually she'll develop the fun symptoms of vampirism, like mind control.)

Of Gifts and Relationship Talks

Snarklings, the Lady of the Manners didn't intend to lapse into silence again, really she didn't! But there was work, and travel, and then more work, and even more travel. And, well. Time scampered on by, as it does. Yes, the Lady of the Manners was posting fairly regularly over on Tumblr and Instagram (where, if you go back in the archives to the beginning of May, you'll find photos from Bats Day and the Vampire Masquerade Ball, which was part of the aforementioned travel), but that's not the same as writing posts for Gothic Charm School! So! The Lady of the Manners is slowly excavating the Gothic Charm School inbox, and getting back into the swing of answering reader questions!