The Art of Darkness

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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Seen Online

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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