Ciwi´s Blog 2014

Wed

24

Dec

2014

Merry Xmas

I just wanted to wish you a merry Xmas!!! I hope that you have wonderfull holidays and a nice time with your family and friends =)


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Thu

18

Dec

2014

Community dance Video

I made a little video for "tu alma" for a Community Video from Cybergoth/Cyberdark... I really enjoyed dancing to this song! =)


Fri

12

Dec

2014

Upcoming Weekend

Today I will be leaving to visit Quaestitia :) Looking foward to a nice weekend with her. We will go out and take pictures - maybe to the the X-mas market - and talk a lot =) It´s definitly going to be a lot of fun.

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Mon

01

Dec

2014

Beauty Secret

A little experimental video of mine =) Maybe you enjoy watching. =)


Wed

19

Nov

2014

Industrial Dance - I against me

*BE AWARE* - This is actually the first time that I tried to make a more serious video....so if you don´t like serious videos just skip this one. It took a really long time to edit this vidoe, I talked about it in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2hDsXaa6lc already.

This is an art video, that I made to a song that inspired me. Because we often look away to much and don´t really see how the people close to us suffer. Take care about those you love. And never let society or the beauty industry tell you what "beauty" is. It´s a lie.


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Thu

13

Nov

2014

Cyber Gothic Makeup - Tutorial

How I make my Cybergoth make-up. I am not an expert in such things, but maybe you enjoy watching anyways and learn something from it^^



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Tue

28

Oct

2014

Plum cake

A very tasty plum cake that I made a couple days ago=)

If you want to try it out yourself: here is the recipe.^^


This cake consists of 4 layers: a yeast dough, vanilla pudding, damson plums and crumble.


Ingredients


Dough:

500 g flour (wheat flour)
60 g butter
70 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 package of dry yeast
200 ml milk
1 egg

1 package of vanilla sugar

Pudding:

1 package of pudding powder

500 ml of milk

2 packages of vanilla sugar

24g sugar

 

1kg of damson plums

 

Crumble:

275 g flour
175 g butter
150 g sugar
1 pack. vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt

 

First off all prepare the dough. While it is resting in a warm place, prepare the pudding, the plumbs and the crumble.


For the dough:

1) Put the "dry ingredients" together in a big bowl (flour, sugar, vanila sugar, salt)

2) Melt the butter in a cooking pot with low temperature and later on put the milk into it too, so that it becomes lukewarm.

3) Make a hole in the center and put all the "wet ingredients" into it (milk, butter, eggs).

4) Put the dry yeast and a pinch of sugar in the middle of the hole, into the wet ingredients as well and let the yeast "work" for 10 minutes.

5) Mix all the ingredients and the knead the dough very well.

6) Let the dough rest for about an hour somewhere warm.

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Sat

11

Oct

2014

Little fun dance video

A little fun video from a night out with a good friend of mine who recorded me (and yes I know it is unfortunatelly high-size...). Nothing fancy, but maybe you enjoy watching anyways^^


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Mon

29

Sep

2014

HOW TO: Foamies for your CYBER/ GOTHIC/ STEAMPUNK HAIRPIECE - Part 2

This is the second part of how to make your own hairpiece. In this blog I will explain how to craft some foamies that can go into your hairpiece as well (like in my picture on the left^^)

 

The materials you will need:

Linked to Amazon again, but you can get them for other places as well.


Rexlace Plastic Lacing

Foam sheets

Scissors, glue, stapler, pencils, pens...in any stationery shop close by :)

 

 

I decided to make some steampunk-like foamies in brown and white. For more cyber looking once you can take other colors like black and blue/ blue and white....

First: mark the foam sheet on both ends with little dots that are in the distance of your desired width - I usually make my foamies about 2cm wide.

Afterwards connect the dots with thin lines so that you can cut the foamies in a straight line.

Cut the foam sheet. Mark and cut another foam sheet in another color you want to combine with the first one.

Make a loop with one of the foam sheets straps, while keeping the other one straight. Take both ends of the looped strap and glue it to one end of the straight strap.

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Sun

28

Sep

2014

Creatures of the Night - Friday Night Out

At Creatures of the Night  - Das Boot Würzburg - Ciwana Black
At Creatures of the Night - Das Boot Würzburg

After some time it was Creatures of the Night again - actually the only real "black party" you can go to in Würzburg. There are definitly a lot better goth parties in other cities, but the music was pretty good, drink prices are OK and I enjoyed the dancing a lot. The location - a ship - is also nice. Unfortunatelly I will have to wait until to November until it will be again.

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Fri

19

Sep

2014

Back from a short trip to the Netherlands :)

...just come back from a short trip to the Netherlands. It´s a very beautiful country. But I am glad to be home again now. So there will be hopefully some time on the weekend to edit a little on a new video again:)

...and they have some beautiful old cars there as well^^...I love cars. Especially the oldtimers.

Sun

07

Sep

2014

How to make your own hairpiece/cyberfalls :)

Ciwana Black - Amphi Festival 2013 - with cyber falls

Since I did get asked quite a lot of times how I make my hairpieces, I decided explain it in detail for everyone who is interested.

 

First of all the materials you need (I linked them to amazon, but you can get them from other places as well:


Synthetic dreads (4 packages)

Rexlace Plastic Lacing

Crin Black

 Crin Blue

Knitting wool

Hair ties: (at least 4)

...and scissors:)

Ciwana Black - Cyber falls / hairpiece crafting

 

 

When we have all the materials assembled, we can get started :)

Ciwana Black - Cyber falls / hairpiece crafting  material - synthetic dreads

First you got to take the synthetic dreads - 2 packages for each hairpiece. I usally wear 2 hairpiece, one on the left and one on the right side (which makes 4 packages of synthetic dreads). Lay the dreads down and mark the half lenght of them.

Ciwana Black - Cyber falls / hairpiece crafting - synthetic dreads

Then tie the dreads with some plastic lacing in the middle together.

Ciwana Black - Cyber falls / hairpiece crafting - wool

Afterwards you can add some wool. Synthetic dreads are pretty heavy, while wool is really light. Combining the dreads with black wool gives your hairpiece more volumes without making it to heavy.

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Sun

31

Aug

2014

Making vegetarian lasagne ^.^- recipe

Ciwana Black - vegetarian lasagne

A new recipe I decided to try out and it turned out amazing! :) You should try it as well ^^

 

What you need to make it:

 

ingredients

800 g tomatos, from the can
1 eggplant or zucchini
200 grams of tofu
1 m.-large onion
2 toes of garlic
1 dash of red wine

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of pepper

1 knife point of dried Habanero powder

1 tablespoon of sugars
1 vegetable stock cube
1 pack. Cheese (Emmentaler), grated
4 tablespoons canola oil

1/2 small carrot

3 tablespoons herbs, Italian, TK
2 tbsp oregano, dried
Lasagne plates
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan,
  basil

 

 

Ciwana Black - ingredients

Also:

chopping board

sharp knife

pan

spatula

casserole dish

(plates to sit things aside)

Ciwana Black - eggplant slices

Cut the eggplant lengthwise into thick slices about 0.5 cm (0.195 inch). Heat approximately 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a pan, fry the eggplant slices until they are golden brown on both sides, remove them from the pan and set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciwana Black - diced carrot, onion and garlic

Mash the tofu with a fork until only small crumbs are left, add salt, pepper and the Habanero powder to it. Heat approximately 2 tablespoons of canola oil in the pan, fry tofu until it is quite crispy. Give the diced carrot, diced onion and minced garlic to the tofu. Sauté until onion and garlic are translucent. Deglaze with red wine.

 

 

 

 

 

Ciwana Black - tofu mix in pan

Mix the tomatoes with a stir bar and put them into the pan as well. Mix with sugar, vegetable stock, 2 tablespoons dried Italian herbs and oregano. At the end give some grated Parmesan into the sauce.

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Thu

21

Aug

2014

Amphi Festival Report

Here is a little late - my Amphi Festival report :) I was a great festival with a lot of fun, dancing and meeting friends :)


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Fri

15

Aug

2014

New Video by Quaestitia and Ciwana

A new video project from Quaestitia and me. This time it is mostly her work - and I simply love it. The idea was awesome, the editing is great and Christian Zahorik was a very good cameraman. Definitly worth watching^^


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Thu

17

Jul

2014

Looking forward to the weekend...

It´s already thursday...and I am looking forward to the weekend, because I will be finally filming a video that I was planning for a long time. I hope that all goes well and that everything works out as I imagined:)

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Sat

12

Jul

2014

Making yeast dumplings

Ciwana Black - Yeast dumplings

Today I made yeast dumplings - a tradition german food that you can eat for example with blueberries and custard.

It was the first time I made it, but it turned out really great. (We all had little bit to much of it^^)

 

 

Ciwana Black - yeast dumpling dough

Ingredients:

 

500g flour

1 pinch of salt

1 pack of dry yeast

250 ml milk
100 g of butter
100 g of sugar

2 packs of vanilla sugar
2 egg (s)

(tinned blueberries / vanilla sauce)

 

In the first step mix all the dry ingredients (besides the yeast) well together in a big bowl.

Then make a little mole in the middle.

 

Next melt the butter and make the milk lukewarm. But the butter, the milk, the eggs, a little bit of sugar and the yeast into the mole and mix them slightly (without mixing them with the dry ingredients).

Ciwana Black - raw yeast dumpling

After 15 minutes mix everything together and knead the dough very well.

Then let the dough rest in a warm place for 1 hour and cover it with a dishcloth.

 

After 1 hour knead the dough again and add some flour if necessary until the dough is soft and not sticky anymore.

Then make little rolls out of it, sit them on a dishcloth that is dusted with flour and put another dishcloth over them (dusted with flour as well). Wait until the rolls got bigger.

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Fill a cooking pot with water and cover it with a dishcloth. Fix the dishcloth with a big rubber band to the pot. Then put the yeast dumplings onto it. Cover everything with a lid. Damp the dumplings for about 15 - 20 minutes. Check with a split whether they are done - if no dough is on the split anymore.

 

Serve the yeast dumplings when they are still hot with tinned blueberries (and optional with vanilla sauce).

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Mon

30

Jun

2014

One of the best shootings so far...

Ciwana Black - Night Walk
Night Walk

I had an awesome photoshooting this weekend. Even so the beginning looked bad - it rained cats and dogs when I drove to the photo-studio from Pure Desire. But then I arrived in a really nice studio with a beautiful bathroom where I could put my outfit on. And there was a really nice assistance too how help with the entire shooting (my respect for her patience!^^).

Then we drove to the bad-weather back-up location...which was just for this weekend closed. So we decided to go back to plan A and try our luck. First it rained a little again. But when we finally arrived at the location - a small old house in a park - it didn´t rain again for the entire time.

Ciwana Black - Icy Forest
Icy Forest

The shooting was done by using infrared light. Not many photographer do that. But the photographer from Pure Desire is using it and he is a really really good at it. I simply love the pictures! They are my new favorites...

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Tue

24

Jun

2014

A "little" shooting in the evening

Ciwana Black - Steampunk Outfit
Ciwana Black - Steampunk Outfit

A couple of days ago I had a nice "little" shooting with Giorgio. It was planned to be a short shooting after work but it was so much fun and we both had many ideas so that instead of "quick-and-dirty" the shooting took a couple of hours.

And the pictures turned out very beautiful in my opinion :) The only set-back was that apparently my make-up didn´t survive the WGT - the heat in the tent was to bad...

Ciwana Black - Steampunk Outfit 2
Ciwana Black - Steampunk Outfit 2

I also worked again a little more on my steampunk outfit. Personally I think it looks a lot better now then the first try. I am not sure so how people like it who usually only see me in gothic outfits...But I like steampunk a lot too.

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Wed

18

Jun

2014

WGT 2014 Video

I finally finished my new video about the WGT 2014. It contains my impressions from the festival and a lot of my crazyness ^-^ I hope you enjoy watching it. Can´t wait for next year.


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Tue

10

Jun

2014

WGT - Wave Gothik Treffen 2014

WGT 2014 - Ciwana Black

I am back from the WGT festival. And it was just great. (Picture from the WGT 2014)

We arrived on Wednesday evening and slept over at a friends house. On Thursday we got up pretty early to get into the queue for the camping ground. Since we are always a group of about 20 people who are camping together we need enough space to build all our tents together in one place. Thursday all all about setting up the tents, bringen stuff from the car to the camp ground and going grocery shopping. In the evening we went to the Agra to dance a little.

 

WGT 2014 - Victorianisches Picknick

On Fridays was the frist proper day of the festival. I tried out frist steampunk outfit (i still got to improve that a lot) and went to the Victorian Picnic. It was great to see all the customes. In the evening we went to see Hocico, Rotersand and [SITD]. The concert was great, only too bad that [SITD] destoryed one of the subwoffers. But all of the bands had good music and a nice show.

 

WGT 2014 - AMI

On Saturday we went to see the AMI. An fair for cars. The enterence was free for WGT festivalgoers and I like cars. I got to sit into a Tesla and saw some Audi´s and BMW´s. Later on I had a camera team following me around, asking about the festival. Because the driving with the public transport was so long to the AMI we didn´t make it to any concerts that day, but that wasn´t really a problem. It was really, really hot this year and we were happy that the AMI halls had cooling.

In the evening we went again to the Agra to dance a little. Unfortunatelly the DJ was really bad, so that I couldn´t dance as long as I wanted.

WGT 2014 - Täubchenthal

Sunday was again just hot. That was the only real set-back this year. You just couldn´t slept longer than 8 a.m. because then the tents would just get way to warm. We went to a concert in the Täubchenthal. Since it started pretty early we didn´t really do much beforehand. Only got some ice-coffe to cold down a little. First play D-Tox, a band from Sweden. Their music was Ok (it´s just not my type of music so much), but they were really good entertainers - with made but for everything. Next was Nano Infect. For me the best band of the evening. I didn´t know them before but I had to get their CD after the concert. They have great music. FabrikC was also good. Great for dancing. After that we had to get out and skip a band to get some food. Than we went back to see Extize. They really did know how to entertain the crowd. In the end XOTOX was playing. I knew beforehand that their music wasn´t so much what I like. It was really good and way to loud. Therefore we went after a couple of songs. But still it was a great evening with many good bands and loads of dancing.

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Tue

03

Jun

2014

A funny outtake picture

Ciwana Black Picture

This is one of my favorit pictures of me and my one of my best friends. It was actually an outtake picture from a fotoshooting we made together. But I simply love it, so I thought I might share it with you:)

Sun

01

Jun

2014

Packing for the WGT

Picture_Packing

Creating a huge mess while packing for the WGT festival...I also made some new hair pieces. Looking forward to wear them.:)

Thu

29

May

2014

WGT preperations

After some very busy weeks I got a long weekend now . Gonna use it to make some preperations for the WGT :)

I need to sort the stuff I wanna take with me to the festival and I also have to sort my outfits and do some final crafting for them. It´s gonna be a lot of fun. Seeing so many different outfits, camping with my friends, concerts, parties and shows. Definitly one of my favorit festivals :)

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Tue

20

May

2014

Finished my second marathon

I ran my second marathon this Saturday. I definitly went better then the last time. I was 15 minutes faster and I could walk nearly normal again already on Sunday^^ Now half a week without sport and then back to practise - dancing and running :)

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Fri

16

May

2014

Cyber Gothic Unity - Community Project - is online :)

The community project to Cyber Gothic Unity is online now :)


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Wed

14

May

2014

Video with Shockwave ^_^

The video Shockwave and me made is finally online. I think that it is really funny and that the editing of Shockwave is just great. I very happy that I got the chance to dance with them.


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Tue

13

May

2014

New edited version of Zinthya and Ciwana industrial dancing


I re-edited the video-material of me and Zinthya that we made for your "link" as a project for Joel.
http://youtu.be/dsdjJYe69Rw
I loved especially her video material and I wanted to try out some new things with After Effects, therefore I decided to make my own version. Even so my dancing isn´t that great. It was minus -12°C at that time in Germany and I kinda unestimated the cold. I hope you enjoy the video anyways, especially the industrial dancing of Zinthya :)


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Mon

05

May

2014

A little video for the Cyber Gothic Unity project

I made a little video for the Cyber Gothic Unity  community project from Cyberdark/Cybergoth and the band Virus Gate. And I am really looking forward to the finished community video which will include many other dancers :)

 

I am currently also editing on a more complex video but the editing takes time, so I thought you might enjoy this as a little "goody" in the mean-time.^.^

 


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Mon

14

Apr

2014

Nice and sunny weekend

Ciwana Black - Walking on a meadow
Walking on a meadow

I just had a very nice long weekend. One day I used to go for a long walk, enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and having some icecream. Saturday I had a fotoshooting (looking forward to see the pictures) and afterwards went with some friends for a BBQ.

And Sunday I sorted some documents and went for a long run :) I also recorded some video material...maybe I have time to edit some of it next weekend.

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Sun

06

Apr

2014

New Video Project with Sabselol :)

The cameras - Photo: Firstshoot Photography
The cameras - Photo: Firstshoot Photography

It was a long weekend with a lot of filming for Sabselol´s new video project. But we got some awesome film material - also thank to our camera-man from Firstshoot Photography :) Now I have to wait for her to edit the video. But I think it will be really great!...but I won´t tell what it will be about...I don´t want to spoiler. ^^

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Wed

02

Apr

2014

New Community Dance Video - das Klub

Ciwana Black - Industrial Dancing
Ciwana - Dancing for the video

There is a new community dance video from dancers from "das Klub" I am participating in. I was acctually not sure whether I would have the time to make a video, but I really wanted to take part. So I took a day off from work to dance and film. There are many great dancers to be seen. Unfortunatelly very one gets only a couple of seconds (because there where many). But it gives you a nice overview over the dancer community and the possiblity to discover new dancers you didn´t really notice jet. The project was lead by JavaxChaos and R4ND0MN355 and is to the song "can you feel the beat" by Nachtmahr.

It´s nice to see that the industrial dance community see to slowly grow together now :)


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Sun

30

Mar

2014

Weekend is nearly over...

This weekend was really nice. Sabselol visited me until today. But I am actually very happy that I got tomorrow off as well, so that I can do some filming for a couple of video projects. I wanted to do them already earlier but I just didn´t have the time for them. I hope that all works out fine tomorrow and that the weather will be good as well.

Sat

29

Mar

2014

Creatures of the Night

Ciwana Black and Sabselol (Quaestitia)
Ciwana Black and Sabselol

Me  and Sabselol (Quaestitia) at the party yesterday. It was a really good night. Unfortunatelly Sabselol was a little tired so we couldn´t dance that long. But we had fun and the music was good. Today we went on a sightseeing trip and had some tasty ice-creme. Now I am the one that pretty sleepy already...^^

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Thu

27

Mar

2014

Weekend plans

Sabselol and Ciwana Black in front of a dinosaurier
Sabselol and Ciwana - last summer

It has been a long week so far. Looking forward towards the weekend.

Sabselol is going to visit me. We made a video last summer together to Eisenfunk - Camperglück.

This is definitly one of my most favorit videos i made so far. We are going to a party on friday and then chat a lot - since we didn´t see for quite a long time.

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Sun

23

Mar

2014

I want to Dance - Industrial Dance by Ciwana

A couple of weeks ago I got the club remix  from "I want to dance" from Desastroes which will be on their new "Dein Gift" EP. They did ask me to make a video for them, which I happily did. I really like their music. I thought that the carneval was an awesome topic (even so it is different), because that what carneval is about: everybody is dancing and having fun together with the others. I hope you enjoy my new video.


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Sun

23

Mar

2014

New video coming soon...

I finally nearly finished editing my new video. Only got to do some small adjustments. I am exited too see how you will like it :) It took a a little longer than I wanted, but I had to do a lot of stuff for work. Sometimes I really want too have the little time travel thing Hermione used...

Sat

15

Mar

2014

Video shooting with Shockwave

Today I had an awesome video shooting with the dance group Shockwave.

It was a lot of fun to shoot with them, even so it was very, very windy and pretty cold. Had to drink a lot of hot cappuchino too keep at least a little warm. Looking forward too see the finished video (they are going to edit it). Now we are relaxing a little and then we will go out tonight together.

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Fri

14

Mar

2014

New Assistance Video

A couple of weeks ago I danced for the band Parasite of God. The video is edited now...it´s really good. Their music is great and they have a nice editor:) I am happy that I was ask to dance for them.


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Sat

08

Mar

2014

Editing again

Currently editing a new video. It´s somewhat different again. I like the footage...but I am not sure about the outcome. Trying out something new is always a little gamble. You never know who the people will react to a video. But staying with the old will get boring. So I will just give it a go.

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