Never underestimate a person inching toward a goal out of pure, unadulterated spite.
so basically the play opens with hamlet being real snippy to his stepdad
and then his pal Horatio
whose job is to stoke Hamlet’s retard fires with plenty of idiot coal
shows up all like HEY HAMLET COME HERE I SAW THE GHOST OF YOUR DAD
and hamlet is like BULLSHIT LEMME SEE
OH SHIT THAT’S TOTALLY MY DAD’S GHOST OVER THERE
HE’S TELLING ME TO KILL MY UNCLE
GOOD THING I ALWAYS LISTEN WHEN GHOSTS TELL ME TO KILL PEOPLE
guys when was the last time a ghost told you to do something constructive
like run the dishwasher or do yoga
i feel like ghosts only ever give bad advice
— Myths RETOLD
Screw peace on earth, if I had one wish it’d be for Christopher Walken to come to my house, tuck me in and tell me a bedtime story.
Emo hipsters cut themselves with a really obscure knife you probably haven’t heard of yet.
Just once I’d like to see a girl dressed in leopard print bite the head off a girl dressed in zebra print.
I’m calling it now, Justin Bieber will star in a Back To The Future reboot where in he travels all the way back to the late 1980’s.
Line of dialogue from Bieber’s Back to The Future: “Kurt. Kurt. It’s Marvin- Your cousin, Marvin. Marvin COBAIN…. ”
Man, do I love me some Ray Harryhausen. I’ve seen occasional comments–largely from people too young to remember what movie special effects looked like before the advent of CGI–that his creatures look rather clunky, and they are admittedly not as smooth as today’s computer animations. What makes his work so amazing, though, is not only the technical artistry (you guys, stop-motion animation is hard) but also how memorable his characters were. The bit in Jason and the Argonauts when the skeletal Children of the Hydra attack (around 3:25 in this clip) haunted my childhood.
Some kind soul has compiled a collection of all of Harryhausen’s stop-motion work in chronological order, from harpies to giant walruses. They are just splendid.
I could never be a fashion designer because there’s no way I’d be able to charge $1,595 for a pair of googly-eye shoes and keep a straight face.
The Déjà Vu heels by Christian Louboutin are a cute concept, but boy are they ripe for DIY-ing. Get yourself an inexpensive pair of pumps (look at thrift stores for extra cheapy goodness), pick up an assortment of googly eyes, and you’re in business.
You can stick the eyes on temporarily using removable glue dots and experiment with placement on the shoes. When you finally find an arrangement you like, use super glue or a speciality adhesive like Shoe Goo to attach them permanently.
For extra credit, make yourself a matching clutch, hairband, or other accessory. Then go spend the $1,580 you saved on a nice vacation. Remember to pack your shoes.
This is a really unique little Web application. The Color Of is “an attempt to find out the color of anything.” Type a word into the search box, and the site queries Flickr to find pictures tagged with that word. Then it builds up a color composite of those images–watching them layer is really neat–and presents the “color” of that concept.
Here are a few I tried:
In addition to just being fun to play with, this would provide great color inspiration for things like quilts. Type in something like “bloody” or “monster” and create your palette based on the results.
Reddit user Blegatron loved her copy of The Prisoner of Azkaban to death, so she decided to use its pages for her wedding flowers.
This is a lovely way to incorporate a meaningful book into a wedding. You could use something that appeals to you personally or choose a book with subject matter that matches your wedding theme. Mix in a few plain paper flowers in your wedding colors and you’ll have elegant, personal accessories for cheap.
The tutorial referenced in the post appears to go to a now-defunct site, but there are plenty of other tutorials available; just google “how to make paper flowers,” or check out this roundup at Tip Nut.
I know that plenty of my readers have blogs, portfolios or businesses that they’d like to share, so here’s your chance. Tell us about your site in the comments!* If you don’t have a site of your own, feel free to recommend any other goth-friendly sites you think deserve attention, or just tell us something about yourself.
I know you guys are out there; I can hear your virtual breathing. C’mon out of the woodwork and say hi!
Update: People keep apologizing for not having goth blogs. Stop that. This is a very inclusive club; share anything you’re passionate about.
*Note that this is not an invitation for drive-by spamming, and I reserve the right to delete spammy comments with extreme prejudice and great glee.
Hydrothermal Worm – This electron micrograph of Lepidonotopodium piscesae will haunt your nightmares.
Skull Stockings – Free pattern for knitting vintage stockings with a lacy skull design.
Home Haunt Documentary – If you’re a Halloween addict, you can apply to be featured in an upcoming documentary on home haunters.
Ben and Juliana – Wedding photos. I don’t know who these people are, but I want to be friends with them. (Edit: They’ve made the site private, probably because this thing went viral. Laughing Squid has a sample.)
Cindy of Cation Designs created a lovely Bellatrix Lestrange costume and detailed her progress on her blog. One of the pieces was a “corset” made from thrifted leather pants, and she’s put together a description of their transformation.
It’s not precisely a tutorial, but it’s a great overview of how to harvest usable fabric from unwanted clothing and turn it into something wonderful. (She mentions several times that she realizes it’s not a “real” corset, but who cares? It looks great, and anyway the Corset Police were disbanded years ago.)
Be sure to dig around the rest of her site as well; she’s got several other costume projects in the works, plus she’s done some nice knockoffs of designer clothes using thrifted items.