The Art of Darkness

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August 7th, 2018 by Cobwebs

Just realized that since we read serial nineteenth-century novels only as whole books, we are basically bingewatching the nineteenth century.

“Bleak House is so long!” Yeah, if you read all seasons in one go, I guess it is pretty long.

KHandozo

I bet octopuses think bones are horrific. I bet all their cosmic horror stories involve rigid-limbs and hinged joints.
CryptoNature

why limit yourself between choosing between a pretty feminine aesthetic or a dark one? if persephone can be the goddess of spring & queen of the underworld at the same time so can you
dracomallfoys

Her camera captured pictures of ghosts.
“Here, how do you like this?” she asked.
“Ugh, I look horrible. Delete it!”
So she did, every time.
MicroSFF

A man walked into my coffee shop, sat across from me with no food or drink, whispered “great tattoo” at me, then left, so what I’m saying was it was not a great day for me to be reading a book about Ed Gein
sadydoyle

All beach bodies are good beach bodies with the exception of the body of the creature that washed up on the beach of Narragansett, Rhode Island in the winter of 1933 and the strange occurrences in the night that followed.
SamSykesSwears

Harry Potter and the Special Rock
Harry Potter and the Don’t Room
Harry Potter and his Furry Crime Dad
Harry Potter and the Hot Cup
Harry Potter and the Warm Bird Club
Harry Potter and the Absolutely Nothing Happens
Harry Potter and the Curse of the Sidequests
Thelaserbearguy

FRIEND: It’s called cauliflower. It’s not ghost broccoli.
ME: [taking a long drag on my cigarette] Listen kid, I know what I saw.
roxiqt

nice heights you got there
it’d be a shame if someone were to
wuther them
NotLikeFreddy

Just a reminder: there’s an Old Babylonian tablet that mentions a family of exorcists who live together in a house. Which is, I think you’ll agree, one of the great sitcom ideas of the ancient world.
PhilipJBoyes

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July 24th, 2018 by Cobwebs

ME: Since their transformation is lunar phase dependent a more accurate name would be “when-wolf.”
ARBY’S CASHIER: Again, sir, we closed an hour ago.
AndrewNadeau0

Here’s the question I always have with universal translators in sci-fi: how do they know when to stop translation?
Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and the human lists “the sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert”
Alien: You just said “desert” six times.
Foone

“Dad, there’s a monster under my bed!”
“Yes, the bed they used to live under has been razed.”
“But it’s a monster!”
“Maybe, but we are not.”
MicroSFF

Overheard in the French Quarter: “My big fear with becoming a zombie is all the walking.”
Nalo_Hopkinson

Every badger in a waistcoat implies a whole infrastructure of badger tailors and store owners.
benwurgaft

Me: *covers foot with blanket*
Monster 1: *about to grab my foot anyway*
Monster 2: *quickly pulling him back* NO. we have to respect the blanket Franklin
AbbieEvansXO

Every time we read Peter Pan at bed time, I can’t help but do the math on all the money the parents are saving with that dog nannying all three kids
JewelStaite

the best response when someone makes fun of you for reading fiction is to invite them down into your ancient cellar for a glass of wine. they will never suspect what’s coming.
SketchesbyBoze

Thinking about how in Harry Potter there was an evil shop full of death magic on evil street and everyone was just fine with this being a place of business. Wizards are stupid as shit.
gapingmaws

I like how once you get to the Monster’s part of FRANKENSTEIN it’s the Monster being quoted by Victor being quoted by the sea captain and you’re still supposed to believe the sea captain remembered all this and is transcribing it verbatim to his sister

Did the sister not have questions about why her brother wrote a “letter” to her that’s literally novel length

How much was the postage to mail that from the Arctic

arthur_affect

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June 18th, 2018 by Cobwebs

“You don’t care,” he called into the void.
‘no’ the void replied.
“The universe is not fair, or kind, or just!”
‘no,’ the void said, ‘but’
“What?”
‘you can do what the universe can not, be what it can not, and care’
MicroSFF

Every plant outside is plotting to turn your body into dirt.
DothTheDoth

A vampire doesn’t produce a reflection in a mirror and whatever creature I am doesn’t register with sensors on automatic sinks and soap dispensers in public bathrooms.
FeralCrone

the three stages of a woman’s life:
– the chosen one
– queen whom all bow before
– crime-solving wood witch
SketchesbyBoze

Ay yo what’s up fam, it’s your boy Fortunato, here with a new uncasking vid. My boy Monty says he’s got a hold of something really special, let’s take a look.
TheFattig

Say a word with enough feeling, enough times, and it becomes. An entity – demon, god, spirit? – of that name is born.
Fuck haunted us with snarled annoyance, so we shared pictures of cats, puppies, and otters, until finally, Aww woke with a cute little sneeze. That’ll protect us.
MicroSFF

They did walk into Mordor. I watched that movie and walking is exactly how they arrived in Mordor. They sure as fuck just simply walked into it. I saw.
edotwoods

Picked up a hitchhiker last night. He said thanks how do you know I’m not a serial killer? I replied the chances of two serial killers being in the same car are astronomical
gonzotrucker

gonna make a game called Murder Simulator but it’s just an RTS where you control a bunch of crows and have them steal french fries and stuff
RainBlackKat

I look up at the night sky.
“That’s a pretty universe, God. You are wearing it well.”
“Thanks,” I hear in a faint whisper, “it has pockets.”
MicroSFF

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May 22nd, 2018 by Cobwebs

Practice self-care like spiders, hang out in dark places & spend all day preparing a murder net.
DothTheDoth

Here’s a little tip for productivity: Keep your hands in your pockets. Something comes up, you need your hands, boom. There they are.
duchessgoldblat

Stephen King: what if there was an *evil* clown
Mary Shelley: what if a corpse came to life
Edgar Allan Poe: oh no a bird!!!
SketchesbyBoze

I’d be fine with a ghost in the house if the object it moved around was the vacuum.
LizHackett

as a child i thought i’d have to deal with the bermuda triangle a lot more than i have in my adult life
boy_from_school

i appreciate that Montresor doesn’t explain shit to the reader about why he’s bricking a dude up behind a wall, just “because fuck this dude, how bout that”
ryandroyd

Always wear your opera gloves when you attend the opera. Also wear your opera goggles. Know the location of the opera safety shower station. Now you are ready to handle that dangerous and corrosive material, the opera
rajandelman

> I propose a hunt, gentlemen. Our quarry: the most ~*dangerous game*~
>> Man?
> What? No, what the fuck, I meant knife-tigers
>> Oh I thought,,
> The fuck, Chauncey ಠ_ಠ
gaileyfrey

Mad respect for the skeletons at the beginning of every major dungeon out there. They know they aren’t boss level bad guys but they still clatter up to you with their swords out like they’re gonna bop you just as hard, true dedication right there
SamuraiCorndog

if, like a dead child ghost in a Scandinavian horror movie, your soul is ever trapped between realms bc your body has not been found, I WILL help find it, but please don’t be scary about it??? just be chill and not pop up suddenly to scream wordlessly at me

write it on my bathroom mirror in steam like “nicole please find my body/solve my murder so I can move over, this is Sigrid Samisdottir, also you look pretty today” and I will absolutely do my level best to free you

I know you are embittered and obsessed and acting out, and the last thing I want is to tone-police a dead ghost child, but honestly I have not the constitution for wordless screaming and cold little dead hands on the back of my neck.

Nicole_Cliffe

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April 24th, 2018 by Cobwebs

There’s a dead language you can speak to Alexa & she will open you a personal portal to hell.
DothTheDoth

Asked my 2 year old what her fav part of today’s Halloween party was and she pointed at thin air and said, “that ghost”. May move house.
simonpegg

Gandalf standing in front of the Gates of Moria trying to remember a password makes a lot more sense to me now than it did in 1984.
other_shoe

so many people are afraid to speak their truth cus they don’t wanna be “canceled” or whatever but i’ll come right out and say pretzels are just bread bones
jaboukie

The sun is probably the closest thing we’ll ever have to a true Eldritch Abomination. Hear me out here-
* Older than recorded history; was here longer than any of us and will be here long after we leave. Has a finite beginning and end but is still incomprehensibly ancient
* Burns itself into your vision instantly and can blind you if you look for too long
* Further prolonged exposure can cause cancerous growths
* Non-humanoid shape floating through space; colossal flaming tentacles angrily lash out on occasion
* Sort of just appeared one day and is now surrounded by the corpses of its stillborn children
* People used to sacrifice other people to appease it
* Pretty sure it screams at us sometimes
ndiecity

Chefs seem obsessed with removing more and more of the original structure of foods:

Salmon mousse
Basil foam
Strawberry dust
Parmesan air

Where does it end?

Venison déjà vu
A memory of broccoli
A vicious rumour about carrots

ThereWillBeGin

Reading up on the order of animals that contains cockroaches and termites and now my brain has subbed in the word “blattodea” for “Amadeus” in the song “Rock Me, Amadeus.”
scalzi

Hate when SF novels pretend they’re based on a found manuscript and start off with an “academic” saying “yeah we found this in a cave” when any actual academic paper starts with “this proves professor douchebag wrong suck it dave”
quendergeer

Everyone always talks about the 8 spiders you eat in your sleep every year but no one ever talks about the months long trial the spiders hold before sentencing those 8 spiders to that fate.
NeilaK20

Give me a cup of coffee, a house with a horrifying backstory & a ghost to murder me.
DothTheDoth

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April 10th, 2018 by Cobwebs

I guess you can do gender reveal parties if that’s your thing, but I notice with some disappointment that no one is doing parties to reveal if the baby is evil or not.
SamSykesSwears

priest: you’re never alone my child, the spirit is always with you
me: thanks for the reminder father
*one of the sixteen victorian cholera ghosts that constantly cling to me pats my cheek gently*
spookperson

yes im a girl. yes i wear makeup. no im not wearing the makeup to conceal the terrible prophecy i wrote on my skin so it would survive the trip home from the future. honestly idk why you would even Ask me that
knifehaver

your body is a ghost factory that takes one lifetime to produce a ghost
aRealLiveGhost

“Be yourself,” they say, and then when you point out that your perfect man is Jareth from Labyrinth crossed with Mr. Rogers, they look at you funny.
HillaryMonahan

Good night
Sleep tight
You are technically a ghost and a skeleton living together inside a meat tuxedo
♡♡♡
gaileyfrey

budget version of lord of the rings wherein gandalf goes to the wall of mordor and yells up at a single orc
“Hey, is Sauron there?”
“Yeah,” the orc shouts back.
“Well, tell him to knock it off!”
And then it is over.
SamSykesSwears

As your goth financial advisor I urge you to invest in a secret staircase. I don’t care where it goes. That’s between you & the staircase.
DothTheDoth

every cat falls into one of the following categories:
• looks like it knows how to use a sword but refuses to teach you
• looks like it just finished eating an éclair
ka_waltz

🍀ATTENTION EVERYONE!🍀 ✴️LIMITED TIME OFFER✴️
COME AWAY
O HUMAN CHILD
TO THE WATERS AND THE WILD*
*with a faery, hand in hand**
**some exclusions and limitations apply
‡world may be full of more weeping than you can understand
mstiefvater

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March 30th, 2018 by Cobwebs

If I were a wizard, I’d have some amazing curses to put on people
like cursing them to say “you too” every time a server says to enjoy your meal
or to remember something embarrassing they did in high school right before they fall asleep
SamSykesSwears

“are you a wine mom or a vodka aunt”
I’m an absinthe dowager
spookperson

We got used to re-animated skeletons. They’re just another minority among many. Here’s one now, looking at lipsticks. My department. “Can I help you-”
It tenses, waiting to see how I address it. Well, I’m no osteopath. Best not assume.
“Honoured One?”
It grins.
MicroSFF

DEVIL: You shall stay forever young, but this picture of you will bear the marks of your sin!
DORIAN: Can I hide it?
DEVIL: Well, yes, but—
DORIAN: And there are no other consequences?
DEVIL: This… This picture will become so foul!
DORIAN: Again, probably I’ll hide the picture.
aedison

My cask of amontillado brings all the boys to the catacombs
And they’re like, you’re entombing us alive
Damn right, I’m entombing you alive
I could free you
But I’m entombing you alive
living_marble

Things My Dog Does Not Understand About Cats
-why do they vibrate it’s weird
-they are very sharp
-they don’t like dog nose in their butts
-Very Sharp
-is that a good noise or a bad noise? o it’s a bad noise
-VERY SHARP
-change minds easily. it’s ok THEN NOT OK
-S H A R P
ellle_em

Ok, so playing this game is making me think that I really want a game where you play as the Gruff Mentor Figure. Because I identify with them way more than I do the teenage Chosen One.

“Your Chosen One needs to kill monsters. Go catch a monster and wound it and bring it home like a cat with a mouse so your teenager learns to fight monsters.”

“Your Chosen One has been kidnapped. Yes, again. Go break them out.”

“Your Chosen One has questions about her past. Choose from various grim/cryptic dialogue options.”

UrsulaV

Do you guys still have your baby eyeballs from when they fell out?
I traded mine (like a total chump) for a quarter each from the Eyeballs Fairy…
batkaren

You have to have a soul in order to have a soulmate.
I don’t make the rules.
AsgardianRose

ladies, i hope you’re all getting your summer body ready!
Now is the perfect time to shed your unwanted flesh and slither into your new human host, allowing 1 to 2 months for their fragile skin to better fit with ease over your hidden monster form.
_ElizabethMay

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March 13th, 2018 by Cobwebs

Me: sleep before the monsters get you
7: monsters aren’t real
M: you sound like your brother
7: brother?
M: I’ve said too much already
DaddyJew

Some days you’re Prometheus chained to a rock doomed to have his liver torn out and eaten every day by an eagle, and some days you’re the bird who gets a convenient cliff snack
kendrawcandraw

coffins : the ultimate and final ravioli
egg_dog

I’d be fine with a ghost in the house if every time a message in blood appeared on the wall it was something helpful like YOUR KEYS ARE IN THE FRONT DOOR.
LizHackett

The name ‘earthworm’ essentially suggests that there are worms from other planets that scientists haven’t told us about
LeBearGirdle

me: look at this mass of crows! thousands of them! an ill omen
ornithologist: actually those are ravens. you can tell by the size of their bodies and the sounds they make
me: oh, so, not an ill omen?
ornithologist: oh no you’re super cursed either way
spacetwinks

Be the reason why the lights flicker when you enter a room
DothTheDoth

imagining observational comedy in an urban fantasy world
WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH VAMPIRES, AM I RIGHT, YOU’RE NOT SO SPECIAL, WE *ALL* CAN BE KILLED WITH A WOODEN STAKE. I KID I KID, ANYWAY, ANY STITCHED-TOGETHER CORPSE MONSTERS IN THE AUDIENCE? GIVE YOURSELVES A HAND, ANOTHER ONE
vandroidhelsing (Note: This is the first in a thread. The rest are here.)

If you want to be remembered forever, have a destination funeral. Bahamas, swimming with the dolphins. Force your loved ones to watch from the beach as Flipper & friends knock your corpse around like a beach ball.
_ElvishPresley_

There was a pigeon staring at a puddle outside my home for about three hours. And I don’t know if he had nothing better to do or if I just witnessed an omen for a very low-level prophecy.
SamSykesSwears

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Death is Not an Option

February 23rd, 2018 by Cobwebs

It’s time for another round of Death is Not an Option! The rules, as always, are simple: Given the choice of a pair of characters, you have to decide which one you’d rather sleep with; choosing death instead is not an option. This time it’s all science fiction.

The Star Trek Matchup
Reman   Salt Vampire
Reman vs. Salt Vampire

The Evil Replicant Matchup
T-X   Pris
T-X (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) vs. Pris (Blade Runner)

The Doctor Who Matchup
Weeping Angel   Monk
Weeping Angel vs. Monk

The Guys with “Emperor” in Their Title Matchup
Palpatine   Ming
Palpatine (The Empire Strikes Back) vs. Ming the Merciless (Flash Gordon)

The X-Men Matchup
Dr. Xavier   Magneto
Dr. Xavier vs. Magneto

The Badass Heroine Matchup
Trinity   Ripley
Trinity (The Matrix) vs. Ellen Ripley (Alien)

The Charming Rogue Matchup
Mal Reynolds   Han Solo
Mal Reynolds (Firefly) vs. Han Solo (Star Wars)

The Mad Scientists with Bad Hair Matchup
Doc Brown   Emilio Lizardo
Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future) vs. Dr. Emilio Lizardo (Buckaroo Banzai)

The Mad Scientists with Better Hair Matchup
Dr. Horrible   Frank N. Furter
Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) vs. Dr. Frank N. Furter (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

The Heroines Named Sarah Matchup
Sarah Manning   Sarah Connor
Sarah Manning(Orphan Black) vs. Sarah Connor (The Terminator)

Leave your choices in the comments. And remember…Death is not an option.

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February 14th, 2018 by Cobwebs

me: *gets down on one knee*
girlfriend: omg, it’s finally happening
me: *falls over*
girlfriend: the poison is kicking in
coryrichardson_

Our dog Paddy brought our cat Felix into the house this evening and lovingly placed him in front of the fire. Yes, that was such a sweet thing to do…except for the fact that Felix was buried on Tuesday. Hence I am on the wine.
ctallcailin

There’s a door that only ever appears when it rains. It’s only in one spot at any given time in the world. You’ll think your mind is playing tricks on you—it isn’t. It’s real. Find it.
Find me.
thenewfiction

If someone is effortlessly happy in the morning, that’s a demon. You’re talking to a demon.
DothTheDoth

Hello, children, and welcome to Hogwarts.
Let us begin by asking a dead guy’s talking hat how many of you are evil.
jelenawoehr

I want a “Big Brother”-style show featuring famous historical mad scientists, just so I can have the scene where Victor Frankenstein looks at the camera and says “I’m not here to make… FRIENDS.”
scalzi

When there’s an earthquake, coffins become huge underground maracas.
Showerthoughts

There was a storm brewing in the teacup. A tiny kraken, once desiccated in a magic war, woke among the leaves.
Honey calmed it, though.
MicroSFF

Give me a supervillain whose origin story begins with them as a cashier until they eventually snap, you cowards.
giggleboxx3000

Hey gang, Ozymandias here! Thanks as always for looking on my works, and if you liked what you saw don’t forget to click “Despair!”
BrennanLM

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