The Art of Darkness

The Night of the Link Dump

August 8th, 2014 by Cobwebs

BACK – A western/fantasy webcomic “about the end of the world. Not post apocalyptic just the end of it all.” There’s an alternate Tumblr feed.

Christopher McKenney – This photographer calls himself a “horror surrealist.” His works are both lovely and really unsettling.

Les Vampires Oracle Cards – “Ancient Wisdom and healing messages from the Children of the Night.” Doll-like vampires with beestung lips help divine your future. There are other decks by the same artist: Oracle of the Shapeshifters and Oracle of Shadows and Light.

Zombie Apocalypse Engagement Photo Shoot – Fun themed photo shoot.

31 Days of Halloween Parties – Site with a couple of years’ worth of party ideas; it hasn’t been updated since 2012, but there are some useful links.

55 Words – I sort of love the idea of dinosaur ghosts.

Eye Heart Spleen – Pretty photo series of flowers arranged to look like human organs.

Improved Thrift Store Paintings – Artist Chris McMahon buys cheap paintings and “improves” them with monsters. They are utterly wonderful. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – There is going to be a Harry Potter spin-off movie. Color me unsurprised.

Biology of Mermaids – Famed oceanographer Karl Banse has written a “serious” (in the sense of humor written with a straight face, rather than actual belief) scientific treatise on mermaids. A PDF of the full paper is here.


p.s. – I’m going to be dragged, kicking and shrieking, away from the computer for a week. Due to the magic of advance scheduling blog posts will continue as usual, but if you email and I don’t respond I’m not ignoring you. (Or am I? Muwahahahaha.)

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  1. xJane Says:

    Those are some amazing photos. Whenever I look at things like this, I wonder what the models thought.

    I do not understand the artistic style of spherical heads, giant foreheads, Bambi eyes, and tiny-yet-still-distorted mouths.

    I was going to say, “You had me at Bloody Mary Soup but then I read the recipe and it calls for 5 whole tablespoons of vodka. For 6 people. I’m sorry, but I cannot countenance that.

    I’m currently obsessed with the Dresden Files and the Wizard Dresden encounters necromancers (who draw their power from the age of the dead who they raise to do their bidding) so, to fight them, he goes to the Natural History Museum in Chicago and raises Sue. What ensues is amazing.

    Enjoy your computer-free life!

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