The Art of Darkness

Silent Link Dump

December 20th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Live-Tweeting Carmilla – @xoDrVenture, who live-tweeted Dracula, is back with another classic. “Also Sheridan Le Fanu if you don’t give this girl a fucking name I will major in particle physics solely to go back in time and beat your ass”

Lucasfilm Developing a Willow TV Series – :::rending garments::: Nooooooo……

Conjuror’s Catalog – Kickstarter to reprint an 1899 catalog of magician’s illusions, tricks & stage props. (Hat tip to Bruno)

Prozo Books – Etsy shop full of lovely handmade journals with intricate, spooky covers. The bat is my favorite.

Professor Minerva McGonagall’s Letter to the Tenure Committee – This woman deserves tenure.

Vampire Weaknesses – Amusing Tumblr post.

hello friend. could you draw a ghoul – Iguanamouth answers an ask.

luluandGlass – Etsy shop specializing in stained glass items, including coffin-shaped trinket boxes.

Draculas – We really need to take Dracula ecology more seriously for the sake of the environment.

Hardback Reading Lamp – DIY project for turning a hardback book into a bedside reading lamp. If you’ve loved a book to death until its pages are falling out, this is a neat way to breathe new life into the cover.

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Have a Holly Jolly Link Dump

December 13th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Random Joke Magic Items – Some fantastic ideas for novelty items to add to a D&D campaign.

There’s Nothing Scarier Than a Hungry Woman – Interesting essay about how the act of women eating in horror movies is either empowering or horrifying depending on the audience it’s presented to.

We’re the Husbands from Every Haunted House Movie, and We Think You’re Just Not Giving Our New Home a Chance – Accurate.

Valley Ghouls – “Valley Ghouls is a comic about living in LA, dealing with monsters, and love. Mostly the last part.”

Lane Cramblin, Country Singer – I like the idea of country songs about cryptids.

Hellhounds – A wonderful list of hellhound breeds.

The School Field Trip – Amusing ‘toon.

The Bride’s Guide to a Lucid Dream Wedding – The “language of flowers” from an alternate universe where Cthulhu definitely exists.

H.P. Lovecraft Insurance – An amusing short video. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Medieval Meals – Modest cookbook/manners guide for those days when you want to eat like a 12th Century English peasant.

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Seen Online

December 10th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Inside of you there are two wolves. That’s nowhere near enough wolves to sustain the population, so we’re starting a reintroduction program. Open wide, please.

one time someone said pavlov probably thought about feeding his dogs every time he heard someone ring a bell and i haven’t been the same since

These 3 ghosts keep trying to teach me the meaning of Christmas in the middle of the night which pisses me off because it’s like, okay this could have been an email 🙄

Sure, I miss grandma. But she’s up there protecting us.
*looks up to the sky where my grandma is in a jet fighting aliens*

All right, folks – it’s time for this year’s Secret Satan! You know the drill: pick a sin from the hat on the left and a name from the hat on the right. You have thirty days to tempt your assigned victim to commit your assigned sin – or else!

could u imagine if ppl talked about catholicism the same way they talked about like… indigenous ppl’s religions….

girl in horror movie holding a bible open: “according to legend, a mob tortured a half-man, half-god, and nailed him to a wooden cross, leaving him to starve to death. But days later, on this very night, they found he had clawed his way out of the grave. Now those who believe lie in wait for him to rise again, To honour him, they have weekly gatherings where they chant and sing, and at the end of it they eat his flesh and blood.”

girl’s friend: “wow.. thats so creepy…”

horror movie jock: “it’s only a myth, don’t worry”


Give her what she really wants this holiday season: equal pay & an ancient hell wolf.

The earliest cephalopods date back to the Cambrian period. They predate trees and land plants. So, the Earth knew tentacles before it knew leaves. Anyway, sweet dreams.

how long has it been since James Cameron went to the sea floor and something that claims to be James Cameron came back up

lovecraft protagonist: “it was squamous…undulating…plastic…a chaotic madness of flesh….rugose and viscous….IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE”

Buddy you just did. It’s called a blob. You just described it like an asshole would.


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Link Dumps in the Mist

December 6th, 2019 by Cobwebs

Dear Satan – Animated short film, narrated by Patrick Stewart, about a girl who accidentally writes a letter to Satan instead of Santa.

#ourgeneration horror stories – “The car won’t start. They call an Uber.”

My Arch-Nemesis Cynthia – Compelling bit of short fiction.

Horror Movies for Dogs – This ‘toon is remarkably accurate. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Apocalyptica – Tumblr thread about a bunch of different armageddon scenarios happening all at once and canceling each other out.

Slaw & Order – This isn’t even faintly goth, but if you appreciate cast iron cookware it’s pretty funny.

Brain Hat – Knitting pattern for a startlingly realistic-looking brain hat.

If the Crows Love You – A lovely, evocative image.

Staircase Remodel – I’ve seen stair risers painted as book covers before, but this one is very nicely done.

The Apocalypse of St. Johnny Cash – A disquisition on how Johnny Cash’s music meets the definition of “Apocalyptic Literature.” (Hat tip to Bruno)

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Tea with Neil Gaiman

December 2nd, 2019 by Cobwebs

The author is auctioning off a tea date for charity. You can read the details here.

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