The Art of Darkness

The Clue of the Broken Link Dump

September 29th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Trick or Treat Giveaway 2017 – Halloween Artist Bazaar is holding an art basket giveaway.

Mythology Bot – Twitter bot which tweets fragments of the Motif-index of folk-literature. It’s kind of a surreal feed, but it might be handy for D&D inspiration.

Terry Gilliam’s Lost Animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail Are Now Online – The official Python YouTube channel is sharing animations that didn’t make it into the movie.

Silvia Wild Creations – Etsy shop featuring cute little needle-felted creatures, including a bunch of adorable spiders.

Simpsons Coraline Parody – Neil Gaiman will be lending his voice to this year’s Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

Morticia Gloves – Free crochet pattern for some pretty spiderweb gloves.

Nessie on the Net – Livestreams from cameras at Loch Ness. You can use your coffee break to try to catch a glimpse of Nessie, and even if you don’t succeed it’s fun to watch the sheep.

Metallic Skull Candle – These taper candles are attractive.

LOTR Drug Wars – Twitter thread espousing an interesting fan theory.

Vampire Bat Wipertag – This fits over a car’s rear windshield wiper and makes it look like the bat is flitting back and forth. The company offers several other Halloween-related tags.

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The Link Dump of Shadow Ranch

September 22nd, 2017 by Cobwebs

Free Haunt Soundtrack – Sam Haynes is giving away free copies of their album “Ghost Stories” until October 1.

Creepy Paranormal Documentaries That Will Make You Question Everything – Well, probably not everything.

The Glow – This “Jack O’ Lantern Experience” has locations in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Nashville. (Hat tip to Cat)

Valhalla Vigor – Norse/Viking jewelry and accessories. These raven skull hair bands are neat.

Jamie Lee Curtis to Star in “Halloween” Finale – Curtis is reprising her role as Laurie Strode in what Universal is calling the last film in the franchise. I somehow doubt that last bit.

Spider Paws – Some spiders have kittenlike paws and they are adorable.

Bad D&D Plot Hooks – Amusing Twitter account. “The search for a fabled talking skull comes to a confusing conclusion when a sage tells the PCs, in one sense, they all have talking skulls.”

All That is Left – Ned Flanders-themed band Okilly Dokilly performs a “Heavy Nedal” song inspired by a Simpsons storyline and I don’t even know what’s real any more. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Batsies – Absurdly cute drawings of a li’l pink bat. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

This and Nothing More – Kickstarter for an edition of works by Edgar Allan Poe illuminated by Matt Hughes, “who blends Gothic and Art Nouveau styles for haunting illustrations.” (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie, who finds awesome stuff and occasionally throws it all at me at once)

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The Secret of the Old Link Dump

September 15th, 2017 by Cobwebs

Taxidermy Automata Art – I suspect that this Kickstarter isn’t going to reach its goal, but it’s a neat idea anyway. (Hat tip to Cat)

Astromythology – New album by The Cr├╝xshadows.

Hallowedding 2017 – Six Flags St. Louis is looking for couples to marry on Friday, October 13.

Goth Beauty Icons – A roundup.

Voynich Manuscript: The Solution – Someone claims to have deciphered the mysterious Voynich Manuscript. However, experts are dubious. (Also Maria DahvanaHeadley once dressed as the manuscript for Halloween, which is awesome.)

Bat’ll Do – This bat-print shift dress is adorable.

Koi Division – There’s a fish-themed Joy Division cover band because of course there is.

Arthur Jermyn – Amusing Twitter thread.

The Last Surviving Sea Silk Seamstress – This is amazing and wonderful and sad.

Ravenwood Castle – Medieval-themed inn in Ohio. (Hat tip to Kitten Herder)

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Holding Out for a Link Dump

September 8th, 2017 by Cobwebs

25 Easy Day of the Dead DIY Projects – There are some cute craft ideas here.

The Longest Night Masque – Charity masquerade ball based on the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey.

Finally, a Horror Board Game Where You Are the Monster Killing the Obnoxious Teens – Kotaku reviews the horror board game Monster Slaughter.

Facts About Christopher Lee – This Tumblr thread is glorious.

Here Be Cats – @minikitty wrote up a D&D campaign for a friend to explain how to take care of her cats while she was away. Her Twitter thread even includes a downloadable form that you can customize yourself.

Elvira Just Launched Her Own Clothing Line – The designs are described as “cleavage-flaunting.”

ApocolypseMeows – Etsy shop full of spooky-themed catnip toys. (via Spooky Moon)

30 Books to Read If You Love Game of Thrones – If you’re getting twitchy from withdrawal, this roundup may help.

Lost Souls Skull Shawl – This free crochet pattern is lovely. (Hat tip to Kathy)

Toad Words – Evocative fairy tale-esque short story by Ursula Vernon.

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The Link Dump at Lilac Inn

September 1st, 2017 by Cobwebs

Mysteries of the Superstition Mountains – A look at some of the mysteries associated with the range, including the Lost Dutchman Mine.

Killer Fashion – A book of “Poisonous Petticoats, Strangulating Scarves, and Other Deadly Garments Throughout History.”

Skull and Raven – This little ‘toon is oddly winsome.

Game of Thrones IKEA Hack – Turning IKEA shearling rugs into GoT capes.

I’m a Falconer – An interesting, personal look at the sport of falconry.

Horror Manga – This made me giggle.

Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – Reenactment video of a wealthy English woman dressing for the day. This looks exhausting.

Dungeons & Dragons Promises to Make Its Adventures More Queer – D&D is formally heading toward more inclusivity. That’s refreshing.

“Victorian Modern” Style – The new hotness in interior decorating is something goths have been doing for years.

Dollhouse Death Scenes are Being Refurbished for Smithsonian Exhibit – The Nutshell Studies are going to be exhibited at the Smithsonian.

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