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Date Joined: March 12, 2014
Last Online: November 9, 2017
Birthday: February 27
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me


Mid-30s steampunk gothic illustrator for book covers, CDs, role play games, art exhibitions and even a coffee company. My home is covered in Alfons Mucha prints and my right arm is covered in Art Deco and Gallifreyan. I have a chronic pain condition and often walk with a cane.


Beyond the Fandoms

It's not all sci-fi geekery around here. Ok it mostly is, but I do have a degree in Art History, with a focus on medievalisms, however I'm more than happy to bend your ear about pretty much anything. My theoretical physics and advanced mathematics are a little shaky, but otherwise I'm pretty well read and my knowledge might surprise you given the chance!

Favourite Media

If we're talking TV shows my preferred genre is sci-fi such as Babylon 5, Fringe and Doctor Who (8th, 10th or 12th Doctors please, NO 11th!). I have a soft spot for many murder-mystery/crime based shows, especially historical ones such as Poirot, Cadfael and Mrs Bradley, I tend to avoid graphic shows with the exception of Hannibal and Dexter. Peter Capaldi is my biggest crush at the moment, especially his time in The Thick of It. Cooking shows and "The Great British Menu/Bake Off/Sewing Bee" are my guilty pleasures.


My very favourite movie of all time is Labyrinth, which featured heavily in my wedding. Aliens, Fifth Element, Star Wars & Star Trek, The Thing, Bladerunner and Logan's Run are high on the repeated viewings list. Recent obsessions have included Hellboy, Pacific Rim (Cherno Alpha), Avengers (mmmm Loki) and The Dark Knight (eternal devotee in The Joker). Any fans of Scandinavian comedy-horror movies like Troll Hunter and Rare Exports out there? Be warned, I know every line of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Rocky Horror and Repo! The Genetic Opera.


The 80s seems to dominate my musical tastes these days, gimme Meatloaf/Jim Steinman, Abney Park, Ego Likeness, Unwoman, Cameleon Circuit, Iron Maiden, Gary Numan, Queen and Metallica. I also adore musicals and concept albums. Please, no prog rock!!

Favorite Crafts

I'm a proficient knitter and crocheter, though I rarely work on anything much bigger than a pair of socks these days, I have made blankets and amigurumi in the past. I love the idea of quilting but I'm still mastering the execution. I've designed a variety of fabric prints and love making my own textiles. I can spin yarn but my back rarely allows me to do so. I keep trying to learn scrapbooking but have only stuck with Project Life so far (I have Rain and Cherry core packs).

I cook a lot of curries, I'm not sure if that counts as a craft.

Stuff & Things


  • skulls
  • stripes
  • gothy witchy things
  • clouds
  • stickers
  • coffee
  • purple
  • Halloween/Samhain
  • Yule/Beltane
  • cats
  • art & architecture
  • octopodes
  • foxes
  • Loki
  • stars



  • spiders
  • orange
  • black tea
  • angels
  • sportsball
  • anything holiday related (except Halloween/solstices)


(Please don't send anything newborn/pregnancy related. Thanks)


I'd love to read more classic 50s-80s sci-fi and fantasy. I'm not so keen on romance for the sake of it. Murder mystery and historical fiction are always good. For the love of Odin's Ravens please no more Sookie Stackhouse novels, I've read them all and I've got four copies of the first in the series!

For The Little One

Although my toddler is far too young to read yet he loves having books read to him, especially unusual or colourful ones. He loves dramatic poetry (like The Raven) but not Dr Seuss. Any little books would be appreciated. Also starter reading books in your own language (if it's not English) he especially likes German.

Anything spooky, monster or astronaut themed is good too, he adores Commander Chris Hadfield and The Addams Family.



I have a mid pink Personal size Filofax (would love to swap for a Kikki-K) and a bright pink Mini size Paperchase planner. I prefer bold and dark colours, please avoid pastels and orange/yellow tones. No preference on washi tapes though opaque would be useful. I'd love some witchy charms or some interesting post-it notes.


JossieAyame rated for Post-Halloween package swap! on Jan 16, 2016
Comment: The candy corn candle smells so yummy I want to eat it! And the hair clips are super cute! I also love the Slytherin necklace! Did you make it? You really spoiled me with this swap! Thank you so much for everything! xx
Comment: You deserve so much more than a heart...you have earned the entire circulatory system! The card was just as beautiful as the ornament, and thank you so much for the Adipose! I saved them under the tree for Christmas morning, and the were all worth the wait. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad they made it :)
basykes rated for Christmas Card - 10 books on Dec 1, 2015
Comment: Interesting assortment of books...and nice card too. Thanks!
tatntole rated for NH-- Holiday Cards on Dec 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. Happy holidays to you.
karaterp rated for NH- Simple Postcard on Nov 30, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I really like it, it's a great addition to my collection!
pennywhistler rated for Christmas Card - 10 books on Nov 26, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the card and list of books. I am feeling bad that I haven't read any of them, even though I have copies sitting on my bookcase!
scottishrosefaerie rated for CL: All Hallow's Read on Oct 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you soooo very much for this book!! If I could give you two hearts, I would :)
CANNEKCUL rated for Halloween Greeting Card & tuck in on Oct 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you.💕
beeskneessam rated for All Hallow's Read on Oct 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the book!! It combines two of my favorite things, historical fiction and horror. I've never heard of it before but I am so excited to read it and the cover is beautiful:)
Response: Yay!
kdeorne1 rated for The Days Of My Life - September on Oct 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing your September with me along with the postcard.
iamred rated for Halloween Greeting Card & tuck in on Oct 14, 2015
Comment: totally awesome card and tuck ins! i love everything .<3 thank you so much ♥ happy halloween!
winniethepooh rated for UK-HM halloween swap on Oct 9, 2015
Comment: Thankyou Vyctoria for the lovely halloween goodies, the chocolate looks yummy, happy halloween love Jennifer.
Response: Wow that was fast! Glad you like it :)
shalvorsen rated for Halloween Pocket Letter Swap on Sep 26, 2015
Comment: I absolutely love this pocket letter!! So much fun and so pretty! I love this season and this holiday. Thank you so much you really made my day!!! <3
Bastet rated for PL Project Life Cards on Sep 13, 2015
Comment: I love the cards !
Moominbrooke rated for ☀ Mabon Recipe Exchange ☀ on Aug 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you! I lived in York in 1983-4 and I remember parkin fondly (particularly on Guy Fawkes' Night ). :0)
KSENiA rated for CL: Pick My Next Read #9 on Aug 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your review and for the nice greeting card. I'm sorry you was disappointed with the book. Hope your next one will be fun :) to read.
TeeB rated for The Days Of My Life - July on Aug 16, 2015
Comment: Wow, your life sounds super busy! Thanks for a great swap: very cute and colorful with all the washi and doodles! Love the postcard too! Sorry about your nose.
Response: Busiest month of the year, it's all quiet now :p thanks I'm glad you liked it. Nose has finally set too :p
Elysandrra rated for Two Truths and a Lie on Jul 15, 2015
Comment: Yours is very hard! I'm so sorry to hear about the first truth- I would feel similar were I to be in your shoes. That you are trying to support them despite what they have done to you is very admirable! I'm not too sure about the second truth. The third truth is absolutely unbearable to imagine! Sometimes I get the weird feeling that I may have died and not known it... But to be stuck and not move on into the next form would be so cruel. I'm really not sure which one is the lie!!!
Response: Sorry I didn't see your rating! It was the second one, it was actually Pete Doherty from The Babyshambles
Comment: First, sorry for this late rating! i took a little break! Second, I loved your DS9 review! i rarely run into people who enjoy DS9 instead of TNG! i used to love reading any and all the DS9 books that i could get my hands on when i was in my teens! thanks!
damilola rated for Carpe Librum ~ Book Club February on Apr 5, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the detailed Review and the lovely sticker ! Now I want to read Animal Farm !

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KuriPie on Nov 2, 2015:

Oh, yay! That's amazing! The power of crystal skulls and manifestation <3!

KuriPie on Oct 31, 2015:

Brightest of Samhain blessings, Vyctoria! I hope you liked your little crystal skull =)

Paige1900 on Jun 26, 2015:

Your icon picture is lovely. :)

ImzadiRose on Feb 26, 2015:

CL Profile Decorations #2 from ImzadiRose ~ Enjoy!!

KSENiA on Feb 17, 2015:

Carpe Librum ~ Profile Decoration 2

Neil Gaiman is my favorite author. I think read American Gods 2 years ago.

Jane Eyre was the first book I read in English.


dodothefairy on Feb 17, 2015:

Carpe Librum ~ Profile Decoration 2

Crazipurplelady on Feb 14, 2015:

Just because I like his sexy look! Here's another!

Crazipurplelady on Feb 14, 2015:

Movie star obsession!

savannahsmiles4u on Feb 11, 2015:


So sorry! I do that at least once. Please delete it. Hope you enjoy the ones I sent.

savannahsmiles4u on Feb 11, 2015:


Okay, here is another one, because ONE is just not enough! Enjoy!

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