In honor of the upcoming holiday, I give you my own spin on EA-themed Valentines! Enjoy!
Photo Credit for Contessa: melanieXmalice
If there’s a demand, I’ll make more!
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls has been rumored to be adapted into a musical format for sometime this year. In honor of this and having been inspired by a recent ask, here’s my thoughts on what The Asylum musical’s setlist should be.
(Asterisks indicate Emilie’s story from Emily-with-a-y’s story.)
1. Mad Girl*
2. What Will I Remember?*
3. On a Day… (instrumental)
5. The Art of Suicide*
6. Take the Pill*
7. I Don’t Understand
8. Girls! Girls! Girls!
9. We Want Them Young
10. If I Burn
12. 4 o’Clock*
14. 4 o’Clock (reprise) (instrumental)
16. The Key
17. Time for Tea
18. Hell is Empty
19. Gaslight (reprise) (instrumental)
20. Goodnight, Sweet Ladies
21. Start Another Story
22. One Foot in Front of the Other Foot
23. Leech Jar* (instrumental)
Now it’s your turn! Using any of Emilie Autumn’s songs from over the years, reblog this post and respond with your own ideal setlist for The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls musical.
The Asylum Holiday Giveaway #2!
By the staff of She Fights Like A Girl
Happy holidays to all plague rats and muffins around the world! To celebrate, She Fights Like A Girl will be hosting a giveaway — no contests, no work, fair chances to all. Read our rules below and have fun.
~ Ends on 12:01AM, February 14, 2014. The winner will be announced within twenty-four hours.
~ The winner will be chosen at random from the post notes.
~ International contest. All countries may participate.
~ 1 copy of The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, 2nd ed.
~ 1 copy of Fight Like A Girl, sealed digipak
~ 1 copy of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & Bohemian Rhapsody EP, sealed digipak
~ 1 sample of the VIP Tour Blend tea
~ Follow the blog. You must be a follower to be able to win.
~ Reblog this post! (Likes do not count.)
~ If you win, you must provide payment for shipping and handling costs, as were the rules last year.
~If the blog gains over 3,500 followers and over 1,500 notes during the time of the contest, a surprise will be added to the prize. And I promise it’s totally awesome!
~ The prizes will be shipped from the USA. Keep this in mind if you outside the states, as shipping will be higher internationally. Shipping also may be somewhat slow due to the holiday season.
~ Contest Edit: Extended from January 1st to February 14th.
~ Have questions? Put them in SFLAG’s askbox.
~ See general contest and giveaway information here.
~ Please promote the contest outside of tumblr! Share it, talk about it, and give everyone a chance to participate.
When you Tumblr search “Emilie Autumn” our blog comes up at the top, as well as the Ophelia Gallery's blog!
An Interview with Veronica Varlow
The Danger Dame, Burlesque Dancer, Inmate, and Movie Star…
What has been your most magical or memorable moment on tour?
Damn. There are so many. Off the top of my head…. hopping cemetery gates in Poland with green facial masks on, playing to a packed audience in Norway for the first time and having the audience scream so loud I started to cry (in a good way- I couldn’t believe it was happening), accidentally setting the curtains of our hotel on fire while melting wax and having Emilie and Maggot dive bomb the fire to put it out (we laughed really hard after that, and I sewed up the fire holes in the curtains so we wouldn’t get busted), having a teenage dream come true of being on a gondola in Venice with the full moon reflecting in the canal, and the biggest magic is getting to meet so many of you after shows, before shows and during shows (RAT GAME!!!).
I think what’s been so magical about this entire experience is the community that has been created. I will never feel alone again! It’s pretty incredible. You guys are my family. After our home burned to the ground, so many people jumped to support us. And now, with us launching our film Revolver on Kickstarter…so many people have been supportive and kind and let me know they are standing there with me. They’ll say “oh, you inspire me…” and I’m like, “No. YOU inspire ME. I wouldn’t be able to throw my biggest dream out there into the world without your help. No way. It took years to get over the fear. Now, I know I’ve got you guys with me…and I’m not going to be afraid anymore.
What inspired your character for the concerts?
Well, I was doing burlesque already and I wanted to do a fun kind of cheeky burlesque Bloody Crumpet. One night, we were on stage in Hamburg and Emilie’s batteries for her violin went out. They were going to replace them and she turned to me and said - “Kill 5 minutes.”
I suddenly flashed to a moment when I first came to NYC and I was awkward and felt out of place everywhere. I went to go see this post-punk band, The Make Up, play in the East Village. The lead singer came out and immediately walked right up to me, grabbed me by the back of my head and kissed me as the drums were going like crazy. Then he kissed the guy next to me and launched into his first song. I know it might sound dumb, but I felt like I arrived. I felt like I wasn’t this awkward, lost thing in the city. I left that tiny ass club feeling like a damn punk rock wild child…it was New York City’s way of welcoming me. So when I had those five minutes, I looked into the crowd and I thought - it’s ON. And that’s how the Rat Game came to be. It’s a fun way to say - hey- I’m alive, you’re alive. Let’s jump on stage together and be wild and forget what we’re supposed to do and who we are supposed to be. I wanna take you out of your life for a second and kiss you.
What can you tell us about the experience of being in the Fight Like A Girl music video?
I had bruises for weeks! It was very exciting and it was great to work with a fantastic and professional crew. We were throwing our bodies everywhere, down stairs, into walls, onto floors, we had fight choreography where I was landing kicks inches from a guy’s face….I mean, you don’t want to mess that up. It was fantastic to be on the set and be a part of it, but it was even more fun to watch Emilie be in her zone acting wise. She was glowing the whole time - this was something she had really wanted to do. I am really proud of her and all that she has accomplished. I’m psyched that she is launching into acting because she’s incredible. I’m looking forward to seeing her play a badass punk rock girl in Revolver. Hint: She gets me into lots of trouble.
Your blog, the Danger Dame Diary, is filled with inspiration and magic for your followers both in and outside of the EA fanbase. What is your favorite thing about running a blog and how does it feel sharing your life online with those people?
My favorite thing about Danger Diary is that I can be raw, uncensored me.
People get to see my performances on stage, but many of them don’t get to know the real me. The Danger Diary is my place to share my experiences and talk about real things like battling my fears, fighting low self esteem, and things I do to give me confidence to go for my dreams. We are all human. I’m not perfect. And if I’ve been going through something good or bad, I think I should put it out there because someone else is going through the same thing. If we can help each other to know that we are not alone in the world - then that is the greatest gift that we can give each other. The Danger Addicts, the people who read my diary and comment regularly have formed a supportive community. Reading their comments helps me so much, too. The Danger Diary doesn’t let me hide. It challenges me. And I love a challenge.
Revolver! Can you share a bit about your Kickstarter road tour and your plans for the movie?
AHHHH. Biggest dream of my life! As I’m answering these - it’s close to 4:30am and the launch will be live in 4 and 1/2 hours on Kickstarter.
So here’s the deal. As you know, Kickstarter is a place where people can back the projects they believe in and get cool rewards. This way people’s dreams can come true through world wide community support. Kickstarter will put us out there so that millions of people all over the world can see us. And I’m super grateful for that. AND at the same time, I wanted to make our Kickstarter something that can be on-line AND in-person if possible. If I could hug every single one of the people that back this dream of mine I would.
I had already saved up my money from touring to go cross-country and do a location scout for Revolver…to visit the old forgotten roadside attractions like House on the Rock and Storybook Land. These are places that our characters go explore in the film. So since we were already going location scouting, we figured - why not do the Kickstarter WHILE we are on the road. That way, we can meet a bunch of you as we go cross country and say thank you in person.
All of us are a team. Burke and I can’t do this alone. If you want to help us make our biggest dream happen, well, I want to meet YOU! I’m going to be blogging and taking videos the whole way and I hope to meet many of you on the road, and for those who are far away - you can watch my videos and be a part of it still - I want us all to be included. The tour schedule will be posted on our Kickstarter page in the next few days. AND - check out the Kickstarter page to see many of you in a video made by Commander Stripey of your “Team Revolver” photos.
How did Revolver come to be?
I had never been anywhere before and Burke would tell me about adventures he had in the past. We had no money to adventure so I started to create daydreams about wild adventures. I ended up writing some of these in my diary and based the characters on Burke and I - kind of a fantasy version of ourselves. I showed Burke my diary one day and he loved the story and wanted to work more on it. He’s a master at storytelling and we played with the storyline together - brainstorming day and night until the characters took on a life of their own. Together we built a solid and beautiful script…and you can peek at the trailer and step into our world of Revolver.
Tell us more about the Kickstarter!
For those of you who are interested in backing our dream…..thankyouthankyouthankyou.
The first day is the most important day - because we’re trying to get on the most popular project page to be seen by millions.
AND - I’m offering one of a kind things - like my pink feather fans from 2007-2009 that I rocked on stage with Emilie, I’m also offering my black dress I wear in the car chase shoot out scene in the trailer, and Burke is offering his cowboy hat that he wore throughout the trailer. These things mean alot to us, but we are willing to part with them to someone who believes in us and our dream and is willing to back us.
Also - remember that whenever you back something - the money will NOT be taken out of your account that day….it doesn’t come out until the end - when we are successful (FINGERS CROSSED!!!!)
Thank you all for giving me the courage to do this.
I’m forever grateful for this community - and I wish that all your dreams come true as well!
Love and Kisses -
Currently, the REVOLVER Kickstarter has been funded with $23,691! The funding goal is $99,000 to be reached by November 15, 2013. So donate! There are plenty of perks to be had and much fun to watch unfold. Go support the Naughty Veronica in her new adventure — if only to watch Emilie get her into trouble in the film.
P.S. Veronica confirmed she will be touring with Emilie Autumn on the upcoming tours with the Birthday Massacre.
The Asylum Coloring Book is an unofficial collection of lineart images made by She Fights Like A Girl. It contains 11 lineart images, including photos from Emilie Autumn’s photoshoots and her personal drawings and sketches from The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.
Feel free to download this booklet and color away! Send in your finished creations to SFLAG — we want to see!
This item is not meant to be printed and sold at profit. All images are copyright Emilie Autumn, LLC, and all original photographs are credited to their photographers. She Fights Like A Girl has made no profit on the creation of these images.
The Unofficial Asylum Coloring Book Mega Giveaway!
Follower Milestone contest by She Fights Like A Girl.
To win an Unofficial Asylum Coloring book, made by the staff of She Fights Like A Girl, you must reblog or like this post. I don’t care how many times you do it! In fact, more times is probably better…
The contest begins when this post goes live! The contest ends when the blog has reached 3,000 followers. Currently, we are just under 2,500.
A winner will be chosen at random when the contest is over.
One (1) Unofficial Asylum Coloring Book made by SFLAG!
One (1) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun sealed limited edition digipack EP. One (1) Fight Like A Girl sealed album. One (1) VIP Tour Blend Tea sample.
The coloring book will contain at least 12 lineart pages (probably more!), which include photographs of Emilie Autumn, her published sketches and drawings, and artwork from The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls. Some pages will be activity-based, where you might connect the dots or fill in the wording for the image! I’ll post pictures when I have the whole book finished and printed out.
HOW TO WIN Follow this blog. Reblog this post. (likes do not count) A winner will be chosen at random when the contest is complete.
Winners living outside of the United States will have to pay shipping costs.
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The printing and creation of the Unofficial Asylum Coloring Book has gained no profit to She Fights Like A Girl or any of the staff members. All artwork has been credited within the booklet and there is an additional disclaimer inside, stating that the item is not to be sold under any circumstances. All images and artwork are copyright Emilie Autumn and all photos are copyrighted to their appropriate photographers. (I own nothing!)
Due to personal and new living and money circumstances, this contest is being cancelled.
Know that I hate doing this. To make up for it, I will be posting a .pdf download of the coloring book for everyone to have for themselves shortly! The other prizes offered in this giveaway will be saved for the Christmas giveaway.
Thank you, and thank for following!
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