Me from A-Z

Hello everyone!


I thought this would be a fun one to do. It’s actually for a swap on Swap-Bot called ESG: Me from A-Z 2. This was actually quite tricky for some letters!


A – Ayame Designs. My jewellery business where I sell my handmade jewellery.

B – Burgers. My favourite type of food. I love going to new restaurants to try their burgers.

C – Corsets. I love them and wish I could wear them every day! I have an entire drawer in my cupboard just for my corsets.

D – Denmark. I went there on holiday in 2015 for a month and fell in love with the place. I want to move there in a few years.

E – Empathy. I am able to place myself in others’ shoes and experience their pain. This makes me always want to help others but often people take advantage of this.

F – Folk Metal. My favourite genre of music! My favourite bands are Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Northland and Månegarm.

G – Goth. I love Gothic fashion and music. Being Goth is a huge part of my life and who I am.

H – Hair. I love to dye my hair unnatural colours but I have had the green and black for over a year now because I love it so much! I just recently put dark blue in my ends to change it up a little bit.

I – Introvert. I’m very shy and keep to myself in strange situations or some people I know. But once I get to know a person I can’t shut up!

J – Jossie Ayame. My modeling name. Modeling is one of the most important things in my life.

K – Kindness. I always try to be kind to others. People are usually shocked when they find out how nice I am because of preconceptions about Goths.

L – Lace. My favourite fabric. I wear lace almost every day.

M – Moon. I love looking at the moon at night. I find it very beautiful and calming.

N – Nostril piercing. I wanted my nostril pierced for years but due to my extreme phobia of needles (yes, I know it sounds silly because I have many tattoos and a few piercings), I only got it done two years ago. I chickened out on four separate occasions before I finally got it done and then it turned out to be the least painful piercing I have ever gotten.

O – Opinionated. I’m very opinionated and I know what I want. Sometimes this is a good thing but sometimes it causes problems with people.

P – Purple. My favourite colour! My entire room (even the walls) is dark purple.

Q – Queens. I am obsessed with anything relating to the medieval era and my favourite ruler was Queen Elizabeth I of England.

R – Rats. I have 3! They are called Merlin, Eddie and Dovahkiin.

S – Sushi. I am addicted to sushi and would eat it every day if I could.

T – Travel. I love to travel and have a very long bucket list of places I want to see!

U – University. I’m currently completing my honours in Strategic Brand Communication.

V – Violin. I play the violin. I played from the age of 5 until 13 and just recently started again!

W – Winter. My favourite season. I love snow and cold weather.

X – X-rays. I’m very accident prone so I often go for x-rays. Luckily I’ve only ever broken one bone and it was when I was very young.

Y – Yesterday. Creating memories is very important to me so I can look back on every day and have something to remember from it.

Z – Zombies. I love zombie movies and series.


I hope you enjoyed this list!






Folk Metal Problems

If you’re a folk metal fan like myself, you often deal with frustration with society. Here are some of the problems we have to deal with. This article is meant to be fun, so don’t take it too seriously.

I’ll be discussing folk metal problems on my radio show on The Grind Radio on Thursday 6th November from 1 til 3pm (GMT+2) so tune in for some fun! It will be happening in the later half of my show, after the Goth Rock and Industrial/EBM section (just a heads up for the metalheads who can’t stand Goth music).

So without further delays, here are the very real folk metal fan problems:


1. Having to explain what folk metal is to someone who’s never heard of it.

No, it doesn’t have anything to do with combining Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash with metal. That would be a disaster.


2. You: “I listen to folk Metal”. Ignorant person: “Oh, like Amon Amarth?”

Adding viking themed lyrics to melodic death metal does not make it folk metal. Amon Amarth is awesome, but they are not folk metal.


3. When people assume you must be a Pagan. 

What does listening to music about elves, vikings, epic battles and olden gods have to do with my religious views?


4. You can’t tell anyone who your favourite band or what your favourite song is because you can’t pronounce it.

When trying to explain my favourite Finntroll song I end up having to point to it in my iTunes after attempting to pronounce it (and failing miserably) five times.


5. Even when they are singing in English you can’t understand them because of their accents.

You end up having to Google the song lyrics just to be certain that the English title of the song isn’t misleading and that they are in fact singing in English.


6. That awkward moment when you’re blasting some folk metal in the car and you realise you’re getting weird looks from people because all they can hear are the crazy flute or violin solos.

Every Eluveitie fan has had to deal with this.


7. You want to wear a kilt but know it would look ridiculous.

Unfortunately kilt-wearing is not something everyone easily accepts.


8. You can’t listen to music without a beer in your hand.

Not always a problem, but true story. Folk metal is the best drinking and party music and should be enjoyed with a drink in one hand and a wench in the other.


I hope you enjoyed this list. Feel free to suggest more Folk metal problems in the comments!

Here’s a song to finish off the list: