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2-Year Blogversary & Giveaway!

Hey there, Internet!

Even though I did have my Blogspot blog some years before it was February, 27th 2015 that I started Justkeepbrains.com after a break here on WordPress. The previous year was quite a mess and to be honest I still am trying to get back into my routine but even though there are quite some problems the real-life pile of chaos is slowly shrinking so I am sure it won’t be too long.

And nothing will make me leave the blogosphere, that’s for sure. I met so many amazing people and some even turned into really close friends. Really am happy to have met everyone, blogger or reader, of you and even though currently my social media time is very limited your instagram, youtube, twitter, blogs or your comments on here are really inspiring, thank you for every minute you spend on those!

1602 blogversary bat celebrating

So, giveaway time!

Please follow the link to the rafflecopter giveaway and enter the giveaway there, it is a third party service that draws a winner by random as soon as I hit the button. Sadly the code of the giveaway is not accepted by wordpress so there is no way to simply include it into this post.

Rules to enter:

list-bat-png Join the rafflecopter giveaway thing / link at the bottom of this post, please read all of the rules though (of course, sharing or following would be nice but knowing the unfollow button exists what can I do… Still, following at twitter gives an additional ticket) * rafflecopter saves your name and email adress and when the giveaway is closed I can push a button and it will select the winner randomly.
list-bat-png By entering this giveaway you confirm that you are an adult / allowed to enter giveaways, will be able to tell me your name and adress afterwards.
list-bat-png I am not responsible for any grammar mistakes in the description or missunderstandings of the things included in the package. I also am not responsible for any allergies, reactions, damages on people by the package or on things in the package or money charged by customs or whatever there might be – also please check before if importing any of these products would get you in trouble. And yes, I pay for the content of the giveaway, this is not sponsored, I am just sharing my love for those furry bats with you and yes, asked the people at BWS if they were ok with me doing it as a price for the giveaway!

This giveaway is open until 2017, March, 24th at 12:00am Berlin time, open worldwide.

Stuff you will win:

list-bat-png Adopt-a-bat at Bat World Sanctuary – Adopt-a-bat, according to their website / see link / consists of: A personalized adoption certificate, A matted 5″ x 7″ glossy photo of your bat, Your bat’s personal story, A graphic representing the size of your bat, The natural history of the species, A beautiful bookmark and a bat rescue card, A myths and facts card, An online membership to Bat World Sanctuary that includes their magazine, the money spent will help the BWS to pay for food and medical supplies for the bats that cannot leave as well as supporting other bats in need. ❤

So, here’s the link to the giveaway!

Thank you for reading, sharing, and entering! Have a nice evening!

Want to take a look at previous giveaways? Halloween 2015, Blogversary 2016, Halloween 2016

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Random 17-02!

Hey there, Internet!

Monthly Post of Random Pictures / Thoughts & Questions / Links and other things that happened during the past month (or since writing last random post) and would not fit into another post…

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Left: No eyebrow days! Center: Exploded hotplate, like seriously? This was new! Right: Also a no eyebrow person!

Maybe these thoughts / questions would be useful as inspiration or someone knows the answer? (If none of these, hopefully at least they would be entertaining.)

list-bat-png More WGT Bands, Peter Heppner, another guy whose voice one will never forget, I love every single song I know by Wolfsheim and Heppners other projects, happy! Also Tickets are available and of course I immediately bought mine! And on top of that Sex Gang Children! First Andi Sex Gang said it on Twitter and now WGT officially announced them, so happy and I doubt they could send another band I would want to see more!
list-bat-png A friend did a facebook post, referring to that old TV show pimp my ride, wondering if anyone would still drive their cars that got a makeover on that show. Of course I had to reply ‘gosh, loved that show and would totally let them do a makeover for my beloved youngtimer‘ another friend of her replied that there are rumors the cars fell apart maybe a few years later. This kind of makes me angry, in the past few years that I own my chrysler le baron (built in 1988) I’ve had so many bad experiences with garages. Why, just why? If people can’t do their job well they should do something else. If they don’t enjoy their jobs they should do something else. I’ve had enough bad experiences that I usually refuse to leave my car in the garage, instead I prefer to spend my entire day watching that nothing goes wrong. Oh and for the record: I just spent 200€ on a new windshield.
list-bat-png Why is it that movies often change their sound volume within a short amount of time to nearly mute, then a song louder than any friday night could offer, to nearly mute again. I would like to enjoy something without constantly having the control in my hands so my neighbors wont wake up from my TV. Guess that is one of the resons why I prefer music to TV?
list-bat-png Probably every girl sometimes gets some unrequested dickpics by total strangers. I was wondering why they won’t at least put some effort in them, picture quality or pose wise. No I don’t enjoy getting them but would probably feel less disgusted if they looked more artsy than simply shouting ‘HERE IT IS, LOOK AT IT!!’. Why would you feel the need to send a pic your dick to a stranger anyways?
list-bat-png Since talking about 2017’s festival season… Korn is announced as headliner fot Mera Luna. To be honest I don’t know a single song of them but my mind always placed them in a pretty mainstream spot… Maybe will take a listen to them on youtube but then again, I decided to not go to Mera Luna this year or in the near future since last time did not feel as it did before… Dunno. Instead, this year (additional to WGT) I will head to Autumn Moon (Mid October in Hameln) and maybe a third one, maybe Amphi sine it is back at Tanzbrunnen, maybe Castleparty in Poland since one of my favourite people on earth Fredrik Croona will be playing a gig there and one should always support friends especially when they do something you love… What festivals and events will you attend this year?

And here are my most favourite / inspiring posts from other blogs / websites this month:

list-bat-png Now, if we are honest to ourselves, Mrs. Strawberry Blonde talked about something probably a lot of us have that problem, maybe not as much though 😄 Beauty Hoarder Problems Part 4: Countless Back-ups
list-bat-png And talking about addictions, the lovely shameful narcissist keeps us up to date with her writings and readings each week and it seems lately the state of the reader post gets longer and longer, I would say this is some kind of talent. I barely can keep concentrated on more than one story at a time while she seems to never get confused!

Most played songs this month: Again, as new bands for WGT get announced that is what my playlist mainly was made of.

list-bat-png Peter Heppner – God Smoked
list-bat-png Soviet Soviet – Ecstasy
list-bat-png Rotersand – Beneath the Stars
list-bat-png Sex Gang Children – Sebastian
list-bat-png Skeletal Family – Don’t be denied

What else?

list-bat-png Movies and things: It is very rare that I watch a movie in German but for whoever enjoyed ‘Der Tatortreiniger’: You might want to take a look at ‘Der Aufschneider’ I was crying from laughing! Besides that there were a lot of horrible vampire movies. Dunno why but even though I am not a huge fan of the genre I still watch every one I find and then decide, always, that it would not reach Interview with the vampire. Tom Cruise maybe isn’t my favourite human being BUT that movie is perfection.
list-bat-png Books: Not actually a book but some articles and a term paper about breast cancer. I know this currently is a dominant topic on here, sorry for that, but having another case in my close family I can’t ignore… Oh and I started reading my swedish language books again! Want to continue learning!

What has been inspiring for you this February? Any plans for March? Have a nice evening!

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Lip Service Clothing is coming back!

Hey there, Internet!

So there IS something good in 2017, February, 19th Lip Service announced on their Facebook page that they would be back in action within the next few weeks! Probably the best news of this year for a lot of us! I still remember when I finally convinced my mom to let me use her credit card years ago (maybe 2000?) because I wanted to order something from Lippy. To me they always were one of the best brands for alternative (especially goth) clothing, a company that would still have their punk roots but with that perfect dark twist, over the years they started to have different collections, colorful ones and black ones, from lace and frills to pvc. Something to love for everyone, men and women. So even when one of their founders passed away and Lippy didn’t create anything new I still wore the 25year anniversary necklace. Haven’t been with them that long but been stalking their stuff since my early baby bat days, late 90s and even have some clothing stuff by them from long time ago that I treasure even though I currently am a bit wider than back then. And I still miss that one dress / ballgown that I wore to ‘prom’ night / even though it is not that much of a celebration in Germany, that dress felt amazing and I regret selling it when I had my weight problems, should have kept it… So yes, I squeed from joy when I read that post. Happy to see you guys back and by how I know your creativity and your style you probably can expect an order from me and a lot of people, USA and worldwide very soon after relaunching your shop. Even though I said to myself to only buy accessories until I am back to happy weight, you kill my plans – in a good way though, I know the size that usually did fit so I know what size to order, motivational shopping ahead! Good luck for the future and please never leave us alone again!

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Their Facebook post btw: Dear Lip Service Family…… Some of you have been asking when Lip Service will be back in action…… Well, we are excited to announce we will be reopening the Lip-Service.com web store within the next few weeks!!!! Please be sure to sign up to our NEW mailing list on the home page to receive all the info and special offers!! Follow us on Instagram @lipservice1985 and tag all your killer pics we can see! Thank you again for your years of support and love of our brand!! See you soon….

What do you think about this news? Sharing memories with that company as well? Have a great evening!

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Random 16-12

Hey there, Internet!

Last monthly post of the year, last whatever post of the year on justkeepbrains.com, looking forwards to a more active 2017, hopefully without any breaks, with some interesting topics and I will try my best to really add the youtube contents that I’ve planned so many times before, same with my etsy shop… Enjoy your New Years eve, I hope you can spend it with the people you love and see you in a hopefully less negative year 2017!

Monthly Post of Random Pictures / Thoughts & Questions / Links and other things that happened during the past month (or since writing last random post) and would not fit into another post…

1612 random gothic medieval chainmail crafting diy knitting 1612 random gothic selfie gothgoth fledermausbrille glasses fuck mittelfingermittwoch piercings 1612 random nature weather rainbow winter germany

left: working on my chainmail dress again, put on too much weight since I started working on it a few years ago so starting over. center: my opinion on 2016. right: amazingly bright rainbow, guess December already shows how good 2017 CAN become!

Maybe these thoughts / questions would be useful as inspiration or someone knows the answer? (If none of these, hopefully at least they would be entertaining.)

list-bat-png Dyeing / bleaching back to platin blonde bit by bit (roots and a few streaks at once) and so far am happy with how my hair reacts to the bleach. Already feel more like myself again and please, someone remind me if I ever want to dye black that I did not like it, that I looked like my mom (as mentioned before, nothing against her but I don’t have to look like a younger version of an already existing person)
list-bat-png I saw a documentation where someone said that when fashion industry introduced standard sizes it was the actual start of people feeling bad in their bodies because they usually would simply not fit 100% so something on their bodies always would be too thin, too wide, too whatever.
list-bat-png Signed up for amazon prime, sometimes I just don’t have enough time to drive to the dvd store and while there probably is nothing that annoys me as much as regular TV sometimes you just need moving pictures instead of music and sometimes my laptop only wants a few programs to be open at the same time-
list-bat-png Did a trip to Berlin with one of those car sharing portals, this way it was cheap and ‘ok’ so probably will do this sometimes again (update: two trips are planned for January)! And yes, it felt good to be in Berlin and I had really nice company, movies and great food!

And here are my most favourite / inspiring posts from other blogs / websites this month:

list-bat-png The herdless witch launched her ebook, sons and daughters of perdition
list-bat-png Bane from Goth it yourself did a great post about her thoughts on blogging that got me and a lot of other people thinking…

Most played songs this month:

list-bat-png Sex Gang Children – Sebastian
list-bat-png L’ame Immortelle – Stern
list-bat-png Anne Marie Hurst – Your Eyes
list-bat-png Cynical Existence – I’m broken
list-bat-png Agonoize – Femme Fatale

What has been inspiring for you this December or 2016 in general? Any plans for January / 2017? Have a nice evening, see you next year! Please remember when celebrating with fireworks that it can be pretty scary to animals, maybe there is a way you can reduce it?

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