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I'm a writer of horror and dark fiction. I've been doing this since 1999 and believe me when I say, it's cheaper than therapy and safer for the world at large.

Allow Me to Introduce Myself. My name is Lazy Slackovich

I was just going through my “Appearances” page, to update a few things for the coming year, and realized I haven’t posted a mother fucking thing since September.


I do have some legitimate excuses. For those who know me and my husband, know that his company’s busy season hits late August and runs through October. I am recruited to help work a lot of programs during that time, so things like this blog or my makeup/movie reviews take a back seat. For the most part.

But on top of all that, I fell down some stairs at the beginning of October. Not a full flight, just the two from our kitchen to the backdoor. I can’t be certain, but I think the tile and metal of those steps are harder than any other tile and metal out there. For a good two weeks, I was pretty damn sore. I couldn’t get comfortable; my left butt cheek was the most beautiful shade of deep purple (seriously, it should be an eye shadow color); and I couldn’t focus on anything except the pain in my back/ass.

I am happy to report, though, that all has healed well, and we’ve established a new rule in my house: Peggy is not allowed to don footwear without solid or rubber gripped bottoms. I think I’ve also FINALLY shaken this fucking cold that’s had a death grip on my sinuses for the last two weeks!

So my plan is to do a few wrap up reviews. I’ve missed the past three months of the Notoriously Morbid lipstick subscription service, so I figured I’d just do one big one for the end of the year (though I might not get the December one until January,) then cancel it. More than likely I won’t be writing up the Universal Yums reviews anymore, either. I’ll do an end of the year Morgue Drawer, and PDs, MEHs, and GFYs, as well as one final report on my Project Pan (spoiler - it didn’t go well. This IS my shocked face.)

I also thought I should probably start writing up some quick reports on any conventions I attend as an author. I just attended ArtPop3 and was pleasantly surprised at how well it went. And don’t worry, I’ll get back to my movie reviews, too. That’s just another one that I need to figure out if I want to keep the same two I normally do (Cinema Head Cheese and SlackJawPunks) and add in a new series on my site, or combine, or what? I’m still cogitating that one…

Anyway, sorry for my absence but I promise to get back on track for 2019. Which is…27 days…away…..WHAT THE FUCK.


Project Pan Update#2

All righty. Let's check my progress for the second quarter of the year (April - June, for those of you playing at home). It's not great but it could be worse.

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." - Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Just about a millimeter or two's worth of wear on these (top to bottom: J Cat eye brow pencil, Urban Decay and Milani eyeliners). And I was using that fucking eye brow pencil almost every fucking day. What the hell do you want from me, J Cat? WHAAATT???

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." - William Douglass

Wasn't sure if I could do it as it seemed the levels on these two products never moved. Until they did. The Tarte powder is nearly gone. I'm struggling to get it out of the little two-holed sifter. Time to take that fucker out. The NYX cream highlighter went much faster than I thought. With the wand out, you can see where the product level is, but it gets pushed up (displacement) when the wand is twisted all the way down. So the mark might be off a bit but considering where the level was before, that's damn fine work, if I do say so myself. 

"Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching." - Emily Carr

It doesn't look like I've made much progress on the original Colourpop blush, but that pan circle has embiggened, I swear. I also took out the NYX blush because, though it was gorgeous, I was so fucking sick of it by spring that I needed to introduce a brighter color. This is a dense baked blush from Laura Gellar and I'm not making any more headway on this than I did the NYX one. There is a slightly more pocked appearance in the last pic, which shows it's been roughed up since I started using it in April. But dayum...blushes are bitches.

"The child in me wanted to try out new things and do something different."- Krystle D'Souza

Here's the new stuff I've added in. The Urban Decay lid primer, NYX Pore Filler, and the Tarte Tinted Moisturizer are hard to judge just where the product levels are in those packages. If it becomes clear at some point, I'll mark it. The BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation was a bit easier but the mark may be off (the shadow in the second pic for that is my head from the overhead light, not the product level). The Wet N Wild lip balm has been in for a while but I still hardly use it. It can be a tad drying so if I don't make any progress this quarter, it's going bye-bye.

I did introduce a CC cream from 2B Colours last time, but it makes my skin look nice and dewy so I want to hang on to that until Fall/Winter, when the air gets drier. Same thing for a primer from Catrice. It's very moisturizing, bordering on greasy, so I want to save that for the drier months ahead.

"Don't die old, die empty. That's the goal of life. Go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard." - Myles Munroe


Here are a few products that I completely used up. Milani lip oil, Tarte mascara, L'Oreal eye brow gel, Catrice primer, and Elizabeth Mott eyelid primer, which felt like the never ending tube of product. Son of a bitch, I thought I'd never get through that.

So, some progress, which I guess is better than none at all. Hoping I'll do a little better over the next couple of months!