Haute Macabre Staff Favorites For 2017: Erin’s Picks

by on Feb.10, 2018, under Syndicated from the Web

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Like so many of us, my 2017 will in many ways be defined by resistance, politics, and and the raving madness of the world around us. In some ways I am thankful for this, because I finally got off my ass and quit being an armchair activist. I finally got out in the streets and did things, picked up phones and called people, and felt the joy of coming together with other like-minded people and loudly pronouncing the truth. I worked hard at growing my understanding and support of other people’s struggles, at learning to listen, and at learning when to speak.

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Yet, in the midst of the chaos, my personal world was growing and evolving in amazing ways.  My ongoing journey with the love of my life took several huge steps-  first, we got engaged.  Then we bought a house together and moved across the country.  So, if you’re wondering why I haven’t been around Haute Macabre as much as some years, I’ve been really, really busy.

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BUT, I did manage to make it out the Salem Night Market with the crew to meet all the lovelies I hadn’t met before and spend some quality time with Sam.

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Books:

I think because of the current state of the world, this year I went hard into dystopian fiction. From classics like Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake to fairly new books like the Southern Reach trilogy, I couldn’t seem to get enough of the end of the world. Standouts for me included One Second After, The Water Knife, and American War.

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Music:

These days I find it maddeningly rare to hear a song and truly fall in love. It seems like when I was younger, it happened all the time. This year, it happened exactly once.  But it was worth the wait.

 

Social Media:

The truth is, I’m mostly on Instagram for #goatsincoats and @JuniperFoxx, although I have developed a mad girl crush on @Jacqthestripper.

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Things that don’t fit into categories but are seriously The Best:

 

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