The Art of Darkness

Another Doggone Week of Link Dumps: Day 5

November 14th, 2014 by Cobwebs

This concludes the latest Mega-Link-Dump. Regular posting (and once-a-week link dumps) will return on Monday.

Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror – Biography of Maila Nurmi and the character she created. There’s a brief description of the book at BoingBoing.

Grump Notebooks – Notebooks entitled things like “Daily Disappointments” for the cranky person in your life.

Skull Tie-Dye Shirt – Tutorial for making a great-looking tie-dye skull.

My Little Cephalopod – Series of knitted squid themed like “My Little Pony.” Because why not.

Uncanny Furniture – When lit from a certain angle, this chair with an attractive leaf design throws a monstrous shadow.

Incredibly Rude Coasters – I need a set of these.

Mapsburgh – This artist sells hand-cut maps of real places drawn in the style of Tolkien. He’ll also do custom maps of any place in the world.

Why My Cat is Sad – Marvelous Twitter account detailing the various causes of cat sadness. I think this one is my favorite.

Dracula’s Bride – Gorgeous knitted shawl pattern from Ravelry.

Major to Minor – Chase Holfelder takes songs in a major (“happy-sounding”) key and transposes them to a minor (“sad-sounding”) key; the results are wonderful. As a bonus, here’s a fan-made “cover” of Type O Negative doing Britney Spears. (Hat tip to Bruno)

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  1. xJane Says:

    I want to order a map of LA with Century City marked with “here be dragons”.

  2. WitchArachne Says:

    “The psychological concept assumes the shape of a wooden chair – a well known and likeable piece of furniture” – Seriously? Art dealers, man. That said, I love that chair.

    I’d love to have one of those maps done for my hometown, although the Illawarra is nowhere near as interesting to look at as Boston or Washington :p

    I really want those coasters for my Mum (not that she’d ever use them, but she’d get a kick out of them anyway).

    And dammit why the hell was I born to be terrible at knitting? It’s not fair!

  3. Mim Says:

    My Sad Cat is fantastic. Tom Cox also has one, Why My Cat Is Smug, for one of his other cats. The Bear is sad, whereas Ralph always looks smug.

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