The Art of Darkness

The Lost Link Dump of Atlantis

March 23rd, 2012 by Cobwebs

Bat Embryo – Urka responded to the less-than-snorgleable leaf-nosed bat in a recent link dump by pointing me to both this bat embryo and a giant fruit bat, which are indeed worthy of extreme snorgling. (Thanks, Urka!)

Bas-Relief Tattoo – Amazing trompe l’oeil effect.

TitanicVoyage – Twitter account managed by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. It’s currently posting status updates “from” the captain, crew, engineering, and other people associated with the ship’s provisioning and launch. On April 15, the anniversary of the disaster, they plan to broadcast the vessel’s original wireless transmissions in real time. Which is either really interesting or sorta morbid; depends on your karma.

Octopus Cake Contest – Cake Central is holding a contest for octopus-themed cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, or cookies. I see nothing in the rules to preclude Cthulhu-themed entries. Come on people, let’s make this happen.

Insanity Tortoise – Meme similar to Insanity Wolf only much slower. I think this one is my favorite.

Eddie Izzard to Star in Munsters Reboot – He will play Grandpa, and will also produce the series. Dammit, I was all set to completely ignore this reboot, but I love me some Eddie Izzard.

The Real Werewives of Vampire County – Amusing-looking collection of soap opera-ish novellas.

Nicoletta Ceccoli – Artist who specializes in pale, languid little girls in oddly surreal settings.

Spooky Bat Teacups – This particular set has been sold, but if no more are forthcoming the design looks reasonably easy to DIY. This tutorial gives some general tips on painting ceramic items.

Tunneling – This isn’t even faintly goth, but makes me nearly laugh up a lung every time I see it so I’m sharing it with you guys.

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5 Responses

  1. Janice Says:

    I swear I saw something like that vietnamese leaf-nosed bat in an “Outer Limits”. But it was years ago and my memory can be faulty. Life may imitate art, but TV? I don’t think so.

  2. Sisifo Says:

    I’m still geeking out about a Titanic party this year. It. Must. Happen.
    And I wish my tortoise was as bad-a as that one. I think I need a bigger one.

  3. xJane Says:

    GAH! How did anything Asirons did slip by me?? I am required by law to purchase any teacup she does as soon as it appears on her site! (I’ve her tattoo and, of course, spiders). I stalk her Etsy site so that I can be the first! to notice her stuff!! Also: dragon and phoenix? Yes please!

  4. xJane Says:

    Tattoo and spiders. /bragging

  5. pensive Says:

    I like to stir up trouble at cocktail parties by telling random people I am leaving my husband for an executive transvestite.

    You can make good friends in this manner, and good enemies. Both are fun.

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