So You Wanna Play With Magic?

It’s in the palm of Your hand, now baby
It’s a yes or a no
No maybe…

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I’m actually not entirely sure how this styling got thrown together.  So if it makes no sense… I apologize.  I, however, happen to like it.  LOL.

The top is mine… and is a sort of preview of my gacha item for the upcoming Rock Your Rack in September, put on by Models Giving Back.  I fully admit I haven’t loaded my vendors yet and looked around at the website to re-familiarize myself with the minimum numbers, but I can assure you that a very significant portion of every sale will be going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

For those that don’t know or didn’t hear, I launched my own little clothing store at Fashion For Life this year, called [Alexithymia].  I launched a single gown, the Fatale Gown, which has since been moved to Marketplace, with the exception of the Exclusive colors.  Trinity Blue was retired, and Relay Purple only comes out at Relay events.  Hence “exclusive”.  It never made sense to me how events ask for exclusives but then let you take the item back to your store after the event… I mean, as a consumer, if I don’t want to screw around with the event, I’ll just wait until the item shows up in the store.  This should especially be a concern for fundraising events… at the event, at least a portion of each sale goes to whatever charity… but in the store?  There is no guarantee that percentage will be kept.  And then who loses out?  The people affected by the charity.

For that reason, I don’t like to take my exclusives (or exclusive recolors) back to my store.  Get them at the event, support the cause I’m supporting, or don’t get them at all.

That said, I may have to make an exception to my own rule… cause I’m kinda in love with one of the dresses I’m releasing at Rock Your Rack, even as simple as it is… and I hope you’ll fall in love with it too.  I might have to bring that one back to the store after the event.

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In other news, you’ll note my blog address changed.  I’m so… incredibly irritated at this whole process.

I started blogging a year and a half ago.  I had a little blog on Blogger and I did my thing.  Shortly after I started, it was recommended to me to use WordPress instead of Blogger… so I switched over and loved it.  The only thing I didn’t like was it took me FOREVER to figure out how to hyperlink my SLURLs for credits.  But after I figured that out, I was golden.  I loved it a lot more than Blogger.

6 months later, I decided, what the hell, and upgraded to Premium for WordPress.  This got me a domain, which is why my blog changed from pageantconfessions.wordpress.com to tivispiritor.com.  It also allowed me to use custom colors to edit themes, which was pretty useful.  There were apparently other features and advantages… however, I either didn’t use them, or I found them useless.  $99 for a domain and some colors for a year.  As the year approached an end, I weighed it out… was it worth the $99?  Not really.  The domain certainly doesn’t cost that much… and if I really wasn’t happy with the colors of a particular theme, I suppose I could find another theme.

So I decided to let my domain and Premium expire, figuring I would simply lose the Premium features and the domain, and that my blog would default back to pageantconfessions.wordpress.com… since that was the original domain that I had, and the domain from which my dashboard ran.  It’s not like that domain just ceased to exist.

But apparently it’s not that simple.

The day after my Premium features and tivispiritor.com expired, I typed in my old address and got the same pop-up “Your domain has expired!” pop-ups that I had gotten from the expired domain address.  I’m thinking… that’s not right… cause my other domain is free and doesn’t expire.  It should’ve defaulted back.  The pop-up gives me the option to cancel the tivispiritor.com domain, so I go through that process to see if maybe I have to cancel in order for it to default back like it should.

My cancellation is denied.  For real?

Turns out, I get an email later saying that the cancellation was denied because my reasoning for cancelling the domain was because I didn’t want Premium anymore, and I could keep the domain without the features for only $26, blah blah blah more attempts to get money from me.  I sent an email back saying that if I wasn’t sure I wanted to cancel the domain, I wouldn’t have gone through the cancellation process.

By this time, I’m so fed up that I go through GoDaddy, which Wylder used to use… and I decide to do the same thing I’d done with the Blog For a Cure charity feed… use Managed WordPress hosting through the WordPress.Org platform and use my own domain.  This cost $12 for a year and runs very very similarly to what I’m used to.

So… I apologize for the confusion with the new URL.  I’m trying to update it with stores I blog for and feeds I’m on and the whole thing is just a nightmare and a half.  But thanks for bearing with me.  🙂

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*~* So You Wanna Play With Magic? *~*

Shape: MINE
Skin: Artemis (Asia; 04) – Glam Affair  @ Collabor88
Eyes: Promise Eyes (Apex) – IKON
Hair: Meadow – Magika Hair
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Casual) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier (hands & feet): French Manicures (Pastels) Set – Nailed It
Undereye Liner: Lyre Makeup (White) – Nuuna
Right Eye Scar: Scar Eye (Light; Right) – Soedara
Shirt: Dion Collar Top (Blue) – Alexithymia  *Coming Soon @ Rock Your Rack*
Jeans: Belted Bells (Grime) – Auxiliary
Gloves: Foe Gloves – Razor  *Regular & Slink-Fit versions*
Feet Ribbons: Ballet Lace – Alterego
Hat: NinjaStuffs Gacha (Kasa) – PFC  @ FGC
Glasses: Nerd Glasses – Ironclaw
Nosechain: Moondchild Nosechain (Black) – Enfant Terrible  @ FGC
Collar: Lian Collar Blue Steel Semi-Rare – A Master’s Eye  @ FGC
Rings: Sadhana Rings Sets A&B – Aisling  @ FGC
Nunchucks: NinjaStuffs Gacha (Nunchucks RARE) – PFC  @ FGC
Belt: NinjaStuffs Gacha (Ninjutsu Belt) – PFC  @ FGC

Poses: various from Morphine
* Hadaluna advertised yesterday that she was closing within the next few hours, though I went back several times last night and was able to still buy poses.  I’m linking you to the last known location I got poses from.  If it’s gone already, then I’m sorry.

Location: Neo Machina (Asian Cyberpunk City)

Blogging Tune: “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

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