Author has written 4 stories for Fairy Tales, and Jhonen Vasquez.
Greetings, whoever you are!
My name is Barbara Leigh. I obsessively spend my time trying to get these surrealistic stories out of my head. I try drawing, making cartoons and the hardest way, writing them down.
I'm a perky goth. Yes, I'm a phlegmatic goth inside, but outside I look like a pink-loving whatever. When I was so young, I have a pink fairytale dollhouse, but it inspired me in creating my first dark fiction by imagining that dollhouse is a haunted mansion. That's how I think in this phantasmagoric world of ours.
The Gothic One
She loves gothic literature, like those of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Emily Bronte, Edward Gorey, Tonya Hurley, Jhonen Vasquez and Neil Gaiman. If she has the chance, she wants to visit Poe's grave someday. It's on her list.
She likes listening to Evanescence and Linkin Park. She wants to marry Rob Bourdon because their age difference is number 13.
She also likes the symphonic metal songs of Cradle of Filth. These are her lullabies.
Her stories all have gothic elements. If she's asked to write a chic lit or children lit, there's always a goth in there.
She draws and designs goth fashion. She also likes drawing gothic versions of cartoon characters.
The only anime she watches is Hell Girl.
The hard core goth in their high school became her best friend because they're both fans of Invader Zim.
She may have friends, but she likes to walk alone from school and spend the weekends alone in their room in the dormitory. Last semester, she scared her roommate out, by ripping off the wall paper and writing psychotic poetry on the wall with blood-like ink.
The Perky One
Her favorite color is pink. But of course, it should be complimented with the color black.
Her fashion style is Preppie.
Before she dies, she must have the book "The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Chistmas Carol", illustrated by Sheila Beckett.
She collects animal-shaped paperclips, and scrapbook stickers for no reason. She just loves looking at them.
She still plays with her Polly Pocket collection(ones sold by Bluebird, not Mattel).
She has an account on BarbieGirls.com and Poptropica.com. Of course, her avatars look like perky goths.
She watches The Simpsons and Spongebob Squarepants. These actually influenced her cultural references and dreams of becoming an animator.
She loves dogs. Even her nic-nacs in her room are dog-themed, from her piggy bank to her earrings. But you'll never find a skeleton dog. That's for cats.
She grew up watching Disney movies and reading mythology books.
If you want a good read while staying in a haunted house during a stormy night, I recommend two of my works:
Fairytale Sentiment - a gothic novel of pure dark fantasy
A Little Wicked Book of Little Wicked Rhymes - full of dark comedy and the absurd