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Beverly Hills Link Dump

August 18th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Wooden Feathers – Lovely, mildly creepy, short story by Ursula Vernon.

Make Your Own Tentacle For Under $20 – Honestly who among ust hasn’t wanted their own tentacle? (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

The Coffin Club – Short documentary about a group of senior citizens in New Zealand who get together once a week to construct and personalize their own coffins. It is upbeat and adorable. (via Anna))

Michael Sheen, David Tennant to Star in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ – 1) It’s actually Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens. 2) I can hear all the geek heads exploding from here.

The Scariest 25 Minutes on U.S. Television – Mental Floss reminisces about “Amelia,” the psyche-scarring third segment in the Trilogy of Terror.

In the future, your body won’t be buried… you’ll dissolve – Interesting article on the process of resomation, an alternative to cremation.

The Warded Man – First book in an entertaining fantasy series which one review noted would appeal to those who “long for old-school orc massacres.”

Event Horizon: Inspiring Hellish Nightmares for 20 Years – A fond look at the cult classic.

The Sea Witch Sets the Record Straight – Ursula may have had a point.

The Eyes Have It – Easy tutorial for adding eyeball patches to the elbows of clothing. Also just try and say “elbow eyeballs” five times fast.

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The Link Dump of the Vanities

August 11th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Join the Search for Geedis – This tickles me in my “obscure, pointless mystery” place.

This Much I Know: Neil Gaiman – A short, very Gaimanesque, interview with the author.

Has the True Identity of Jack the Ripper Been Revealed? – Betteridge’s Law of Headlines states that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word ‘no’,” and since this article was written to tout an upcoming book it should be taken with a very large grain of salt.

Game of Thrones Beer – Brewery Ommegang has a series of Game of Thrones-themed beers with names like “Fire and Blood” and “Three-Eyed Raven.”

AirBNB Reviews for Castle Dracula – Amusing ‘toon. (via Pixel Pixie)

Funeral Etiquette Every Southerner Should Know – Video of two “etiquette masters” discussing the finer points of American Southern funerals.

False Facts Everyone Believes About the Druids – Interesting article about historical Druids vs. Dungeons & Dragons Druids.

Hookland – Twitter feed with a sort of “Welcome to Scarfolk” vibe. Lots of odd vintage-y photos and strange commentary.

Divining the Future – Merriam-Webster “words at play” article featuring different kinds of divination. (Hat tip to Kitten Herder)

Belzebubs – Entertaining webcomic about a black metal-loving family and their everyday life. There’s a very strong Addams Family-esque “we consider weird things normal” vibe.

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The Link Dump of Heaven

August 4th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Scary Stories Paperback Box Set – The most terrifying part of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and its sequels wasn’t the stories, it was the creepy-ass artwork by Stephen Gammell. A new boxed set featuring the original art has just been released.

Goth Court – A life-action party game about “eldritch justice in a small claims court that settles petty disputes between goths and norms.” (Hat tip to Bruno)

Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe – Kickstarter for an interesting-sounding graphic novel.

Why Harry Potter should have carried an M1911 – This Reddit comment is peak Redneck American, but “Dirty Harry” Potter would be a fun action movie.

Packing – Odd, evocative, melancholy little short story.

Monks Knitting Pattern – Tewkesbury Abbey has a free knitting pattern for mini-monks. You can see some examples in their Twitter feed.

So this conversation happened between a couple of writers I like on Twitter – This is what the internet was made for. (via Shellhawk)

Anatomy of Animals – Kickstarter for a collection of “animal anatomy” ‘toons from the webcomic Sheldon. I cannot agree with their depiction of tardigrades.

Meeping Angel – You know that Weeping Angel/Beaker mashup? Somebody did a cosplay version.

Riker Creatures – Adorable furry sculptures of wildlife. The latest set–sadly sold out–were baby fruit bats: Scruffs, Pekoe, and Loki. Hopefully the artist will make more soon. (Hat tip to WitchArachne)

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