The Art of Darkness

The Link Dump in Winter

June 14th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Crystal Visions – Easy DIY ideas for crystal balls. (Hat tip to xJane)

How the Horror Community is Celebrating Pride Month – My favorite bit is the fact that the producers of The Babadook have fully embraced their accidental status as an LGBTQ icon instead of trying to downplay it.

Rat Silicon Mold – Baking mold for making rat-shaped chocolates, cupcakes, and similar items.

Púca Festival – Ireland is planning a new festival which celebrates it as the birthplace of Halloween. (via Spooky Moon)

Zuul Terror Dog Replica – Spirit Halloween is selling a life-size Ghostbusters terror dog prop.

Monster Etiquette – A guidebook for genteel monster behavior. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

The Thoughts of a Spiderweb – There’s evidence that some spiders offload some of their thinking and memories to their webs.

The Shortest Story – “Postcard stories from impossible worlds.” Very short stories (sadly not screen reader-accessible, since they’re images). I like this one and this one.

Scooby Doo Origin Stories – This Tumblr thread provides backstories for the Scooby gang and they’re pretty great.

Monster Foot Tutorial – DIY video for realistic-looking cosplay monster feet. (Hat tip to pdq)

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Seen Online

June 11th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Guess who’s got 7 thumbs and a set of keys to a cadaver lab?

[fire alarm]
Hotel California manager: oh no

I’m goth enough to know that if you hear an out-of-tune piano start playing in an abandoned house, you go into that house.

I have a deep-seated fear of running water. Or any liquid with legs really.

TEMP AGENCY: Okay, so, based on past work experience, where would you say your strengths lies?
OOMPAH LOOMPAH: I’m good at singing after a child dies, if you have anything with that.

I love watching horror movies with a dog. I get scared but they’re just like, “hell yeah, bones”

a baby grand piano implies the existence of sex organs

*stifles a laugh as I put the sleeping Wicked Witch’s hand in a pan of warm water*

Just got back from the mutation lab and boy are my arms legs

Me: *cuts the box in half and spins both sides to show the audience*
[from the back of the wake] “dude”

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When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie That’s a Link Dump

June 7th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Ravens – Pretty photos of birbs, and an amusing punchline.

A Litter of Mimics – These are going in my next D&D campaign.

ArtBrothersGlass – Etsy shop offering lovely stained glass decorations and accessories, including things like bats and human hearts. (Not goth, but I love these astronauts).

Gimli and Legolas – There’s a fan theory that Gimli is an absolute Adonis amongst dwarves and Legolas is butt-ugly by elf standards and this comic and rant are all over that idea.

Horror-Themed Breakfast Cereals – I wasn’t going to post these parody cereals and then I hit “Fiber the 13th.”

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – This is lovely and Halloween-y and you should probably take a shot of insulin before even looking at the pictures.

Mossbadger – Offers limited edition garments and textiles like this awesome Garden Bat skirt.

CurseChain – An amusing Twitter thread.

These Colorful Piñatas Bring Medieval Monsters to Life – I assume that if you break one of these open, ichor pours out.

Epitaph – This translated ancient epitaph is incredibly poignant.

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