The Art of Darkness

Mary Had a Little Link Dump

May 17th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Calavera Flatware – Silverware with a lovely skull design. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Any Thoughts on Elf Sexuality – The answer to this Tumblr Ask is now absolutely my headcanon.

Wingspan – Super cool knitting pattern for a shawl that looks like wings.

House Sitting for Ghosts – A small RPG with a cute premise.

Little Fears – This thread about an RPG campaign sounds really intriguing.

No Spoons Left – I don’t know the original source for this embroidery pattern, but the lines are simple enough that it’d be possible to reproduce it just from the photo.

Lisa Frankenstein – A pleasantly punny T-shirt.

Stress Tardigrade – Like a stress ball, but tardigrade-ier.

Drklght Clothing – Gothy T-shirts and accessories, including a small Disney section that gives no indication of being licensed so get it before the Mouse drops the hammer. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

The Enduring Legacy of Bunnicula – How the book came to be written, and why its legacy endures.

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Sing a Song of Link Dumps

May 10th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Haunted Dollhouse – This eBay find is super cute. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Nice Prophecies – A tie-in Twitter account for the upcoming Good Omens miniseries.

Clown Monster Hunters – I would watch this series.

If you are reading this, aliens are not real – Neat little bit of microfiction.

Heavy Metal Kitties – Drawings of cats in T-shirts for metal bands like “Rage Against the Meowchine” and “Black Tabby.”

The Snake Artist – Artist Bill Flowers reinterprets famous paintings with snakes like The Birth of Venus and The Last Supper and A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. He’s also a “venomous snake wrangler.” And he’s Australian, which I feel like explains a lot.

Preserving a Loved One’s Tattoos After Death – Profile of a company which will remove and preserve tattooed skin so it can be framed or otherwise displayed.

Macabre Mansion – Lovingly detailed Poe-themed jigsaw puzzle.

Things from Paxton Gate – Cool photos and commentary from a shop that specializes in “natural curios” and “scientific novelties.”

The Addams Family Are Good People – I love this Tumblr thread.

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Seen Online

May 7th, 2019 by Cobwebs

[an awkward minute passes as Death struggles to pick up change from the countertop]
Death: (embarrassed) ha ha slippery coins
Drugstore Clerk: nah man it’s cuz you got them bone hands
Ygrene

Your skeleton is just a gift that time slowly unwraps.
dorsalstream

My son has reached an age where he’s becoming curious about the human body, so I think I’m gonna have to drag it out of the crawlspace and bury it behind the shed.
thechrisschmidt

The worst part about insomnia is having to eat spiders while conscious
Prof_Hinkley

My outgoing message on my voicemail is 40 seconds of my dog licking himself. If you want to leave me a voicemail you’re gonna work for it.
jessokfine

[getting ready for plans I shouldn’t have made]
ME: *standing in shower opening and closing shower curtain* here, killer killer killer
PleaseBeGneiss

“I see my assassins failed.”
-how I’m going to greet people from now on
Buffalojill

if a ghost picks a fight with you keep your elbows tucked in aim for the soft spots and remember someone already killed that motherfucker once
minkpinkustink

i don’t go in bouncy castles because i’m afraid of bouncy dracula
blainecapatch

When God closes a door, he opens a window, and that’s how all the angel squirrels got in here.
dorsalstream

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Valley of the Link Dumps

May 3rd, 2019 by Cobwebs

Rootin’, tootin’, toil n’ shootin’ – This response to “cowboys are witches” is pretty great.

Nightmare Fuel – A newsletter about scary books.

Fashion History – An entertaining Twitter thread.

Bargain – A sweet, demonic short story by Sarah Gailey. There’s also a sequel, Rescue.

A haunted doll mistaking a creepy android to be a bigger, stronger, haunted doll… – I would watch this movie.

How to Be a Grave Digger – A look at the old-fashioned way to dig graves. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Simon Pegg to Adapt Rivers of London – Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s production company Stolen Picture is adapting Ben Aaronovitch’s “epic fantasy drama” for TV.

Boris Groh – Artist who draws scenes full of wonderfully creepy monsters who are mostly…sort of sheepish and sweet. They can’t help that they look horrifying; they’re just awkward and want to be friends.

Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software – This post and the accompanying comments are my new headcanon.

DIY Bat Bow Tie – Instructions for making a bat-shaped bow tie.

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Link Dumps Are Forever

April 26th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Cinema Palettes – Interesting Twitter account which pulls out the colors in various movie scenes. If you’ve ever wanted to base a color scheme on The Exorcist or Edward Scissorhands, now’s your chance.

Lovecraft Was the Bad Guy – It’s funny because it’s true.

The Oddment Emporium – Clear your calendar for several hours before falling down the rabbit hole that is this “Cornucopia of Eclectic Delights.”

The VelociPastor – I’m happy to live in a world where a movie with this premise exists. (The tagline in the poster is perfect). Edit: The indefatigable Pixel Pixie points out that Voltaire is in this movie. That makes it even better.

Olde Vampires in College – They’d definitely fit in better there than in high school.

You drop a small piece of food on the floor… – Cute response to a writing prompt.

Incubus – William Shatner once starred in a horror movie done entirely in Esperanto. This sounds like an SNL sketch. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Neil Gaiman Reads Dr. Seuss – Gaiman read the entirety of Fox in Socks for charity.

Snail Tea Cosy – Knitting pattern for an adorably googly-eyed tea cozy.

Can You Pet the Dog? – If you want to know whether or not you can pet the dog in a video game, this Twitter account has the answer.

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The Link Dump of Sam McGee

April 19th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Cats & Catacombs – The team behind the wildly-successful Dungeons & Doggies D&D miniatures are offering a feline version.

6 Bricks Under – A Vienna funeral home has started offering custom mortuary-themed Lego sets and they are amazing. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Godmeat – An interestingly twisted dark fantasy short story.

Slytherin Aesthetic – Hogwarts House moodboards are wildly popular on Tumblr and Pinterest. I like this one mainly for the quote.

Victorian Styles of Humor – An interesting look at what Victorians thought was amusing.

Tattoo – Nicely creepy comic.

Scariest Urban Legends from Each State – I see that Virginia is still represented by Bunny Man Bridge. Sigh.

Noir Princesses – These illustrations of hardboiled Disney princesses are pitch-perfect.

Zombie Fly Fishing – A highly entertaining Twitter thread.

The Scare Floor – Optimizing the Scare Floor from Monsters, Inc.

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April 16th, 2019 by Cobwebs

The five people you meet in heaven will be, listen carefully…our sleeper agents. They have been waiting for this moment and will lead you to the weapon caches. We are only going to get one chance at this so let’s make sure they didn’t sacrifice all that sinning for nothing.
hottestsingles

Watching Buffy at 12: Is Angel going to get his soul back???
Watching Buffy at 31: What kind of insurance does The Bronze have
cafecliche

everybody my age is getting married… send me an invitation and I will gladly liven up your boring wedding by standing outside and yelling “the Dread Pirate Roberts is here for your souls!”
SketchesbyBoze

Why are all movies about assassins about “elite assassins” and not ones who are just doing ok and sorta dreading their next assassin performance review?
baddestmamajama

in D&D a Wizard is a person who achieves ruinous power, creates abominations against gods and nature, ruins cities, lives and entire worlds, all through the power of reading
support your local library
SamSykesSwears

Since it’s the Halloween season, I’ll give you a treat. Put your hand to your chest. Feel your heartbeat? That’s your ghost chipping away at its cell.

AND, so far, every ghost has eventually made it out.

dorsalstream

[bar]
TWO-FACE: aw man your face is fucked too. how do you cope with it?
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: mostly writing operas
TWO-FACE: cool cool. I kill people
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: oh yeah no so do I
JillianKarger

ELEANOR RIGBY: why am I so lonely
ME: *pats her shoulder* maybe it’s cuz you keep your face in a jar
JillianKarger

Not a fan when people give big news and they ask if you’re sitting down. Don’t try and mitigate my relationship with the floor, if I want to dramatically collapse, I’ll collapse, don’t force me into a squandered lean.
lucyprebblish

wife: honey did you see the new player piano I bought
me: *stops googling can ghosts play the piano* yes I did
TweetPotato314

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The Link Dump Archipelago

April 12th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Turkey Joints – These candies look like bones with chocolate “marrow.” They’d be a fun addition to a Halloween party snack table.

Laws Broken in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – A team of legal experts discuss noted scofflaw Willy Wonka.

Game of Thrones Dinner Party – Fantastically themed dinner party idea.

How would you be described if you were a character in an epic fantasy novel? – The replies to this are wonderful.

Werewolf Transformation – What if they don’t always turn into big canines?

Black Plague Dollhouse – Complete with plague doctors and bubo-covered patients.

Ghosts on a Tree – I like this painting of a flock of ghosts by Franz Sedlacek. He did some other nicely creepy stuff too.

Shitpost Sampler – This site makes cross-stitch patterns out of random Tumblr posts and it is glorious. I’m gonna make this one.

World Heavy Metal Knitting Championship to launch in Finland – Sounds like Finland has its priorities straight.

Superheroes – A Twitter thread of greatness.

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Full Fathom Five Thy Link Dump Lies

April 5th, 2019 by Cobwebs

A Winter’s Project – This handmade set of Gorey-inspired nesting dolls is adorable. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Songs to Drown Sailors To – A playlist.

Underwear Dates Well – “Fashion forensics” are helping to solve crimes.

The Thing About Ghost Stories – Sweet short story about a gentle haunting.

1 like = 1 little shop that wasn’t here yesterday, and what you bought there – A delightfully unsettling thread.

Chained: A Victorian Nightmare – If you’re going to be in New York, this “immersive” storytelling experience sounds intriguing.

Christian Dior, Fall 2005 – A wonderfully ghostly fashion collection.

Monsters Giving Press Conferences – These Japanese toys depicting kaiju giving press conferences to apologize for destroying cities are wonderful.

Always Take Care When Walking Alone – I love the idea behind this ‘toon.

Easter Bunny – “A parody of Living Dead Girl.” (Sent to me by Pixel Pixie, with the note “This is terrible. You should watch it.” Which is why PP and I are friends.)

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I Am Curious (Link Dump)

March 29th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Photographs – Trailer for a video game that sounds intriguing.

The God of Roadside Memorials – I love this illustration.

Fugglers – Ugly little plush toys. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Different – An excellent rejoinder to the fantasy “warrior woman” trope.

True Facts: The Bolas Spider – “What Nancy does with her butt rope is nobody’s business.”

Cemetery Gates Dress – This dress printed with a photo of a graveyard is quite striking.

Livics Taxidermy – Etsy shop selling (ethically sourced) taxidermy animals in unsettling tableaux. Lots of S&M rats.

Aliens – This isn’t really goth, but Nathan Pyle’s little alien ‘toons are delightful. (Here’s a semi-goth one.)

Souris Calle – Conceptual artist Sophie Calle commissioned a tribute album to mourn her beloved pet cat.

Creepy Book Cover DIY – Video tutorial for creating an “alien monster” sketchbook cover using polymer clay. (Hat tip to DeVries)

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