The Art of Darkness

I Wandered Lonely As a Link Dump

September 13th, 2019 by Cobwebs

DrFaustusAU – This artist does amazing SF/horror art in the style of Dr. Seuss. I think If I Ran a Thuggee Cult might be my favorite.

BBC America Reveals Cast for The Watch – Casting has finally been announced for the first series of The Watch, based on the Discworld novels. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Skeleton Corpsing How-To – This nice DIY began with a skeleton/spider prop, but you could probably make your own from plastic skeleton parts.

Eye Pies – These little individual pies that stare back at you would be great as part of a Halloween party menu.

The Christmas Vampire – I heartily endorse this family tradition.

Skeleton Army – This sweet little ‘toon is just perfect.

Not a Mourning Person – Mug and spoon set featuring Disney’s Haunted Mansion gravedigger (and dog). The shovel-shaped spoon is delightful. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

John Grimshaw – Thread of fake “artifacts,” art, and general weirdness, including a really nice unicorn skull.

Here’s a Story About Changelings – Three sweet stories about non-neurotypical “fairies.”

Giant Edible Eyeballs – (Okay, technically, any eyeball is edible, but you know what I mean.) These are wonderfully squicky.

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The Link Dump of Monte Cristo

September 6th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Ouija Tour – A house tour of the chairman of the Talking Board Museum. That’s…that’s a lot of talking boards. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

How to Make a Pumpkin Head – Instructions to make a good-looking DIY papier-mache pumpkin for all of your Headless Horseman needs.

Cranberry Bogs – It’s the last paragraph that really makes this special. (Hat tip to pdq)

Gwendolyn Wood – Artist with some delightfully batshit repeating patterns like “opossums and roses” and “rats and peonies.” A few of her designs are also available as fabric.

Miskatonic High – Horror comic in which “five teens take on H.P. Lovecraft’s monsters and their small-town high school…they’re just not sure which is worse.” (Hat tip to xJane)

Please, Stop Printing Unicorns – A fictional “op-ed from the future” about bioprinters. Many of the comments play along with the premise and are worth a read.

Precious Mutants – I love a good thrift-store makeover, and these horrifying Precious Moments figurines are especially fine. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Mercedes McCambridge – This thread about the actress who played the voice of the devil in The Exorcist is fascinating.

A Leash of Foxes, Their Stories Like Barter – Short story by horror/fantasy writer Cassandra Khaw, who explains why she wrote it here.

Terrible Maps – Amusing novelty Twitter account which features things like, Map of Earth if there was no land and Map of Roman Air Bases in 2nd Century AD.

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