I'm Shade= photographer + artist + webmistress + model + author + temptress + brat + homegirl + nerd + dreamer + dancer + daughter + shy girl + cynic + sweetheart + weirdo + smart-aleck + friend + lover + ghost hunter + explorer + bad ass + dork + all-around evil genius


Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat... Call in the spirits, wherever they're at.... Rap on a table, it's time to respond... Send us a message from somewhere beyond...         

name: well, my nom de plume is Heather Shade, but nooobody (except a few family members) calls me 'Heather'... please feel free to call me by my longtime nickname, Shady *wink*

birthday: January 13th/Capricorn

born & raised: El Paso, Texas, where I am once again currently residing, yep

occupation: professional photographer- my work has been published in the book Weird U.S., and in their publication, Weird Texas (and you can find more of my work here on Virtual Lair and also on my exploration site- LostDestinations.com) I am also a starving artist... webmistress... model... explorer of the forgotten & the forbidden... and all around Evil Genius (wanna support my cause, and donate to my starving artist fund? I have many prints of my work available for sale... plug, plug)

hobbies & aspirations: photography, web design, drawing/painting, ghost hunting, road trips, reading (books, magazines, newspaper, backs of shampoo bottles & cereal boxes- anything!), writing (short stories, journal entries- on both Yahoo 360 & Livejournal, poetry), furniture refinishing, genealogy, gardening (am I a super-nerd, or what???)

things I dig: yummy smelling candles, butterflies, aquariums, the ocean, the moon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, comic books (Lady Death, Vampirella, & Verotica), pinup girls, hot rods, motorcycles, my Zeppelin CDs, drag races, tattoos, Mr. Peepers, fairies, glitter, glam, Barbies, dragons, fantasy art, firefly-chasing, ghost stories & haunted houses, pillow fights, antiques, dressing up, high heels, knee socks, web design, blogging, Mexican food, sock monkeys, slow deep long passionate kisses, strawberry Margaritas, zombie/horror flicks

things I despise: traffic jams & road rage, mullets, rudeness, fanny packs, computer viruses, trendiness, chain email, cleaning out the litter box, deceit

heroines: Joan Jett, Alice Austen, Bettie Page, Pippi Longstocking, my Mom

favorite colors: black 'n blue, ooooh

favorite smells: rain, Nag Champa incense, leather, honeysuckle

musical tastes: rockabilly, punk, and an eclectic mixed variety of other shit! Some of the musical artists nearest & dearest my heart: Horrorpops, Devil Doll, The Misfits, The Cramps, Tiger Army, The Rev, The Stray Cats, The Distillers, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, AFI, Jack Off Jill, The Vandals, Joan Jett, Concrete Blonde, Nico & The Velvet Underground, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Berlin, The Cure, Joy Division, Oingo Boingo/Anything Elfman-related

artists i adore: Olivia De Berardinis, Alphonse Mucha, Boris Vallejo, Rowena Morrill, Brom, Dorian Cleavenger, Don Maitz, Stephen Bradbury

authors i love: RICHARD LAYMON!!!! Robert Jordan, Anais Nin, Poppy Z. Brite, Judy Blume, Anne Rice, Ann Rule

favorite movies: anything with zombies, monsters, or maniacal killers ;) Seriously- I love horror movies. And Shaun Of The Dead is my favorite-est movie of all time, yeahhhh boyeee.

favorite tv shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my obsession. I LOVE it. And why not- it's got everything I want in a show- vampires, cool beasties of all sorts, lesbian witches, lots of girl-power-butt-kicking action, my (as if!) "boyfriend" Spike, lots of Scooby Gang action, a pretty decent soundtrack, Buffy and all her cute outfits (tee hee), and much hilarious hijinking. Did I mention, I love it? I have the entire Buffy DVD collection, heh. I am a fiend for Lost as well (I wanna find my own hatch, dammmit) I also like MTV's FEAR (ok ok, I know some of it is phony and it is also not on anymore. But I like to see the creepy abandoned places in it!), Scooby Doo, Unsolved Mysteries, The Munsters, Sightings, Scare Tactics, GhostHunters, Carnivāle. Hmmmm... sensing a trend here? <grin>

dream car: 1958 Chevy Impala, jet black with midnight blue-to-violet flame job and a black all-leather interior, with chrome detailing inside & out and one of those macho chain steering wheels

what do you sleep in? Hmmm. Usually in one of my black vintage slips, which I collect (see cartoon above, heh), or sometimes in one of my old concert T's

so, what do you do for fun? work! No, seriously.. I do lots of things for fun... rent scary movies and make BIG yummy bowls of popcorn... play Scooby Doo and investigate creepy dark old roads late at night (yes, this is pretty much my job!) I paint, draw, shoot photos of stuff, I read a lot... go to drag races- vroom vroom! Of course, there's always goin' out and catch a hot rockin' live band. And I'm a total Internet geek <lol> so I spend lots of time on my computer, too (duh)

wish list: I wish my health was not so fucked-up... I wish I had the money to travel and visit my dear faraway friends... and of course, I wish there was WORLD PEACE, dammit!

Ok.. now for the material stuff (hee hee):

Anyone wishing to spoil me or otherwise win my favor via obvious material ploys ;) can buy me somethin' off of my wish lists... my birthday is January 13th, btw <nod nod, wink wink>

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