The Art of Darkness

Another Doggone Week of Link Dumps: Day 4

November 13th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels – A biography of the man behind the wonderful Mütter Museum. There’s a description and excerpt at BoingBoing.

Tortured Candles – Super-easy idea for making creepy Hellraiser-esque candles.

Japanese Candy Bugs – The Red Tent Coffee Shop in Aomori Prefecture sells some amazingly lifelike grubs and caterpillars, complete with gooey filling.

Ghosts in the Machines – Collectors Weekly did a “deep dive” of Victorian Spiritualism. (Hat tip to Lisa)

Supper-Natural – The Tree Lobsters amuse me.

Edgar Allan Poe Candy – Grape flavor; comes packaged in a “book.” There’s also lemon-flavored Shakespeare candy.

13 Classic Scenes That Explain How Horror Movies Work – Interesting overview of techniques that directors use to make effective horror. (via Bruno)

The Bureau of Communication – Fill out detailed forms like “Statement of Gratitude” and “Acknowledgement of Occasion.”

Cerberus in a Can – Marvelous 3D-printed (and articulated!) skeletal Cerberus. It and several other cryptids-in-a-can are available on Etsy.

The Story of Dolores Jane Umbridge – J.K. Rowling wrote a short profile of Professor Umbridge for the Pottermore site.

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  1. xJane Says:

    “I didn’t want to touch them, so I ate them with chopsticks.” Did you not, then, touch them? And with your tongue‽

    lol at the graphic displaying the difference between witchcraft and spiritualism!

    [Meanwhile, I discovered a Victorian jewelry museum in the town my aunt lives in. I shall visit and report back the next time I go visit her!]

    For my money, the only redeeming quality of the Sin City film was that Tarantino was so upset by how much the other directors (I would prefer their names be lost to history) wanted to rely on “fix it in post” that he insisted that he be allowed to direct at least one scene. The Wikipedia page says which one it was (although I guessed another), taking away the effect, since his whole point was that you could freak out an audience in-camera.

    I’m surprised that “Airing of Grievance” is not listed under “Observance of Holiday”. I guess the Bureau does not acknowledge Festivus.

  2. WitchArachne Says:

    I love that Bureau of Communication website. I’m going to express so many restrained-yet-heartfelt sentiments in the coming days.

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