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Being Queenie

It's my attitude problem, and I like it.

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Created on 2011-07-29 09:16:13 (#947541), last updated 2012-01-16 (296 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Sep 28
Location:Stanley, Durham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Website:Forever in Black
IF YOU'RE ADDING ME, CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON MY JOURNAL HEADER POST. Otherwise I might not notice you've added me! Thanks :) This is especially important at the moment, as I am having huge issues with accessing my LJ :/

"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." - Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (aka Voltaire) (1694-1778)

My name is Marie McGowan-Irving, although I also answer to 'Queenie' and 'Hey You'. I may or may not be addicted to corsets :) Unfortunately, they haven't invented Corsets Anonymous yet, so I'll just have to live with it!

Actually, I'm addicted to a lot of things, like chocolate, bad vampire novels, goth music, high heels, and costume dramas :)

For a living, I make period reproduction and gothic clothing, including corsetry. Which is funny, because I hold a degree in Cell Biology! The last time I used my degree, I was watching CSI...

I like corsets, ridiculous boots and big hair. Several times a month I DJ at goth clubs in the Newcastle area, specifically The Charnel House, occasionally Floorshow. You can also track me down on the decks at Sexy Sunday and Manic Monday! I like going on holiday in the UK and meeting new people. I like reading vampire novels and crime novels. I enjoy RPGs. I also write and fashion/ copy edit for TWF Magazine. I love cake, chocolate, and salt and vinegar crisps. I'm happiest eating cake, drinking diet Irn Bru and watching costume films :) I love my husband, Ghost, and my cats, Golgotha and Gethsemane. I hate angst, posing, labels, snobs and pretensions. I do stupid goofy stuff, like walk around Whitby in bustle gowns, and take pictures of gravestones. I don't take myself too seriously :D

I have designated my journal as 'some adult content' as I swear, frequently. I also discuss adult issues, including politics. Sometimes the pictures I put up may not be work-safe; I put these behind a cut and usually friends-lock them. My business/ website pictures are usually public - they're going on a website, what's the point in hiding them?

The rumours may or may not be true. I may be a bitch, a bully, a nasty piece of work, a lying duplicitous manipulative scumbag. If I cared what these people thought of me, I might slap some sense into them. Unfortunately, I have only managed to upload 23% of my giving a damn program, so meh. Believe what you like :)

I hate to have to do this but... I've had a number of random people add me. So, here are my rules.

1. If you only ever post memes, I will delete you. I don't care what kind of fairy you'd be, kay?
2. If you never post at all, I will delete you. You have to have something going on FFS.
3. If I find you gossiping my private shit in real life or on the internet, I will delete you. Before hunting you down and making your life hell.
4. If you force your faith down my throat, or make attacks on faiths you don't understand, I will delete you. I will respect your faith, you respect mine and my friends' faiths.
5. If you post sick sh*t, I will delete you. If I want to see that, I can hit any search engine.
6. ASK BEFORE YOU ADD ME. Either post on my designated post, or PM me. I'll then decide whether or not to add you. I very rarely refuse to add someone, but be aware it might happen.
7. If I think you don't need to know something, I will filter you out. Nothing personal, I'm not going to tell some random guy on a bus about my period cramps, either! My filters include close friends, girls only and local information, you're usually not missing much and I will consider adding you to a particular filter if you ask.
8. If I don't add you back, take me off your FL. Nothing personal.
9. There are some people on my LJ who are my friends in real life (yes, I have one). This means that I have several levels of filter They are often privy to more than you, because they've earned the right to it. Live with it, or get off my journal.
10. LJ is a diary. It's random, and often boring. I am not here to entertain you, I am writing about my life, which is by turns weird, drama-filled and utterly tedious. If you don't like it, don't add me.
11. There will be occasions when I disagree with you. I may disagree with your politics, world view, or belief system. I will attempt to do this in a civil manner. I would ask that you do the same. Adults often disagree and remain friends. If you're not prepared for heated debate and intelligent discussion on ocassion, I would politely ask that you don't add me.
12. Occasionally I disappear for a while. This happens when I am too busy (or depressed) to post. It has never been about anyone but me.

All of these rules are likely to be chucked out of the window if I know you in real life, if we have been friends for a long time, or if I feel like it. I am often contrary :D

This is my personal journal. Yeah, I have a business, but I have a separate LJ community for that. You can join it and everything, at
I have a business MySpace and a personal FaceBook. I have not yet braved Twitter, or more correctly, I will join Twitter to keep up with people with whom I cannot keep up with in other ways. I don't have a DJ profile. I might have one if someone ever takes a decent publicity picture of me!

In this journal, I reserve the right to be an acid-tongued judgemental bitch with an attitude problem. It's my journal, and I can say whatever I want. You don't like it? Don't read it.

Normal service will now be resumed.

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