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March 20th, 2015 by Cobwebs

Lure Paper Goods – Lots of neat vintage-feel greeting cards and stationery. (Hat tip to Fiend4Halloween)

Apuglogies – Pugs bearing apologies, courtesy of Tragedy Series. I wish I had cause to use the lower-left corner one more often.

SoEffingCute – Etsy shop specializing in geeky underwear bearing slogans like, “You Shall Not Pass,” “Mother of Dragons,” and “Speak, Friend, and Enter.”

Life Lessons from Gomez – A cartoon drawn in honor of Raul Julia’s birthday. “Nurture the passions of your loved ones, even when those passions are weird.”

Amanda Palmer is Pregnant – Neil Gaiman and Palmer recently announced her pregnancy on Twitter.

Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism – Interesting-sounding novel which uses Lovecraftian horrors whilst confronting Lovecraft’s racism instead of eliding it. There’s a review at BoingBoing.

Zombie Bear – You know how I know that the whole “zombie” thing has jumped the dead, decaying, yet-horribly-reanimated-by-eldritch-forces shark? It isn’t Death Troopers. It isn’t the Nerf zombie-fighting gear. It’s this zombie teddy bear that you’re supposed to give as a token of your affection. Would somebody please shoot the zombie craze in the head, double-tap just to make sure, and then bring back vampires? Please?

Pattern Behavior – Vintage sewing pattern illustrations, amusingly captioned.

Floral Skeleton – This flowered sculpture by Cedric Laquieze is really quite creepy.

Lucardis Feist – Lots of lovely goth clothing, including wedding gear.

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  1. Jes Says:

    I am so excited for Amanda and Neil (in fantasy Jes land, we are on a first name basis). They are my two favorite famous people. I have an ampersand tattoo and am working on an endless sleeve. So, you can imagine what a state I am in.

  2. Cat Says:

    Kill everything except iZombie, which is kinda cute. But I’m hoping for werewolves.

    I would totally forgive the co-worker smiting. I keep meaning to catch up on this blog, but I see there’s a complete print collection. I may go that way.

    I’d seen Laquieze, but that pic on the bottom with him and his mom is priceless.

    Dang, guess I was full of commentary today.

  3. xJane Says:

    I am 100% stealing that sentiment for mom’s day. When is mom’s day?

    The pug right above yours is wrong. One needs both.

    Was considering the implications of undressing my lover to discover his “Lannister” undies (“the things I do for loveā€¦”) but then I found “mischief managed” and lol’d.

    Eutopia sounds like an interesting thought-exercise. I love that scifi can explore taboo themes like racism so elegantly. (If anyone can remember the name of that one book with the blue-skinned female doctor who drives her own driverless car on the scary-fast autobahn and has to work with the gold-skinned racist, please ping me because I loved it and need to read it again and totally forget what it was called.) I’m not familiar with Lovecraft (other than the fact that dead Cthulhu lies dreaming in R’lyeh) but the description reminds me of this excellent short story.

    Ditto on the bring back the vampires. Apparently, the best way to kill them is to cover them in glitter :(

    The witch test is cute, but I can’t stop laughing at this one.

    P.S. My birthday is coming up. I can use a giant gift certificate for Lucardis Feist.

  4. Devries Says:

    There were some good Vampire TV Dective/cop shows available on DVD, Such as Kindred, and Forever Night. There was another,
    I think it was called
    Moon-lighting. I have my doubts about IZombie.

  5. Kathy White Says:

    Did you look at the pattern sizing on those patterns? Very depressing….a 16 today would likely be a 22 back in the day. that just makes me feel pffft. On the other hand, Lucardis makes some fabulous thing for “Curve Ladies”.

  6. Cat Says:

    It was Moonlight with Alex O’Loughlin. I liked it, but it was very much a romantic vampire.

    Blood Ties was also pretty good, based on the Blood books by Tanya Huff, which are fantastic.

    As for iZombie, I just love Rob Thomas, and am willing to give him a chance. Even though I freakin’ hate zombies.

  7. Sisifo Says:

    I’m so excited for that little baby! And the stories he/she is bound to inspire.
    Huh. You’d think the flowers would make the skeleton less creepy. Nope.

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