Tag: occulture

Blood is life: The Vampire’s Masquerade Ball

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Vampire Masquerade Ball, photo by Sepp BernhardI first heard about Portland’s Vampire’s Masquerade Ball by chance. I was coming out of a period of intense navel-gazing and decided I needed to leave the house more often. I saw that my friend was a guest DJ at an ’80s goth dance night and decided I’d go for maybe an hour, make myself dance if I was feeling brave, then run back to my hidey-hole. But that’s not what happened. First, some very friendly people saw that I was new to the scene and introduced me around, and then I met Sean who, wouldn’t you know it, has attended the VMB from the beginning. Anyway, he told me about the ball and I was intrigued; it sounded like the perfect opportunity for me to make some sparkling entrance back into the wider world. Continue reading


Poll: What do you love about Spiral Nature?

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Polling station, photo by Paul Walker

Polling station, photo by Paul Walker

April’s poll asks, Why do you return to Spiral Nature?

I return to Spiral Nature for...

  • everything! (30%, 17 Votes)
  • It's my first time here, but I'll be back! (21%, 12 Votes)
  • It's my first time here, and I have no idea what's going on. (21%, 12 Votes)
  • occulture coverage. (14%, 8 Votes)
  • practical pieces. (7%, 4 Votes)
  • the reviews. (5%, 3 Votes)
  • opinion pieces. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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Or maybe your reason isn’t on the list. Let us know in the comments!