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Author Archive: "Dame Darcy"

Bend, Not Break

I love all the great self-made music, art, and fashion I see everyone doing nowadays. I love that anyone from anywhere can create their own world on the internet, that others can see them, and that they have an escape.

The lame-ass stuff that poses as feminism is the worst ; it's more of the same schlock, like new Britney wannabes and Bratz dolls and all that crap.

That's why, after Gasoline, my next graphic novels are for the ladies: The Handbook for Hot Witches (a field guide for the deflowered) and The Excorsisters, for teens and tweens. Both address hard-core issues we ladies face today. When I saw Mad Max as a kid, I thought, "After the apocalypse, women aren't just going to ride around on the back of motorcycles and get raped. They will start their own communities and protect themselves with a system of pulleys attached to knives or something, and live in a beautiful coral-pink tower." Anyway, Gasoline is about what women and communities would really do. And what we all should aspire to do now: live sustainably ...

Taking the Special Bus to the Apocalypse

I've been reading Albert Bates's The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook, which is a survival guide in a "post-petroleum" world, which is the PC way of saying "apocalypse." I am not prepared. Are you? I need to learn how to can. Can I can? That's the question. Seems like a complicated scientific process, but I'm intrigued by this and making soap. I read one can make it from ashes.

Also, how does a modern-day damsel get prepared in an apartment eight stories up? All the books I read don't apply to extremely urban environments like where I live.

If anything goes down tomorrow in NYC, each individual of the eight-million populace is going to be standing as their own 24-hour armed corn-guard over the one stalk they grew through a crack in the concrete.

My solo art shows for Gasoline are up now at the Sloan Fine Art gallery in NYC and the Bert Green gallery in ...

I Heart Nostradamus

I heart Nostradamus. Everything he says comes true. You should look up the Prophecies of Nostradamus 1979 documentary on YouTube. He predicted two disasters I witnessed: the day San Francisco fell down during an earthquake, and 9-11.

Anyway, he says all kinds of wacky stuff is going to happen now; here are some key points: a woman president will reign in the U.S. during 2012. With the latest election, draw your own conclusions. I say no more.

The price of a loaf of bread will be so high, human kind will turn to cannibalism. Did he mean literally? Because if I have to stop being a vegetarian I'd rather eat a gothic Lolita girl who only feeds on doll cake. Wait a minute... I just described myself. Might as well just go out and get a roasted-chicken-on-a-platter suit, because soon everyone will be seeing me like Wile E. Coyote sees the Road Runner. But fiddle dee dee. This cannibalism thing would never affect me. I'll be living in a castle by the Black Sea or something; money won't matter there.

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Demon Flies from Chinatown

Chinatown, NYC. After the sight of the fly in the bathroom, I couldn't stop crying. It was giant, black, and bulbous, and looked like a flying cancerous spider. My neighbors cook dogs. I know because the smell smells like if dogs were burning. The flies from Chinatown get this dog meat, too, from the trash, but it's mixed with battery acid or something and makes them mutate. It's not from hell that these demons come; they are locals.

I always get what I wish for, and sometimes it comes with consequences and responsibilities I don't expect, which tarnishes the glory of the initial wish.

I feel like the first part of my career in my 20s was to establish myself as an artist, and that the part of my career I'm in now is to use that to serve a higher purpose. I realize now that what I was once doing only for myself to survive had to happen for the building block of what I'm doing today to serve the community, the Goddess, and the planet.

I'm doing ...

My Life as a Fairytale

I always feel that life is sending me signals and codes to decipher. Fairytales are intrinsically like this, and I often times feel, when relaying my life, that it sounds like a fairytale. When I look at humanity, it has all the archetypes, witches, and magical people, faeries, trolls, and evil men, lazy and incompetent people, and heroes.

Drawing from the messages sent to me in my dreams, and from the real-life people in my everyday existence, I make them into scenarios that everyone can relate to and draw their own conclusions from. Fairytales tell the facts by leading people to make their own conclusions. People should have the freedom to interpret stories in their own way. My next book and movie, Gasoline, is a political and environmental statement in the thin guise of a rock 'n' roll fairytale.

Voodoo Rock Show, from Dame Darcy's Gasoline

NYC is my home, but somewhere in my bones is the spirit of my great-grandmother, whom I've been thinking of all the time lately. She supported her husband and child during the great ...

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