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Aug

Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.
Gillian Flynn (via rabbitinthemoon)
mirroir:

story time | witches coven, individual, discovered, or born. the tongue is a weapon to craft spells of demise or blessing. magic is in the blood, burning the fingertips.

mirroir:

story time | witches coven, individual, discovered, or born. the tongue is a weapon to craft spells of demise or blessing. magic is in the blood, burning the fingertips.

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Eeeeeee!

Eeeeeee!

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halloweencrafts:

DIY Cheap and Easy Crystal Ball Halloween Decor Tutorial from Flamingo Toes here. Clever tutorial using Christmas balls and inkjet transparency film/paper. I use transparency a lot in my artwork because you can layer it in collages (non affiliate Amazon link for the film here). Cheap Thrills Tip: print out a black and white portrait on transparency film and back it with neon or white cardstock for instant art.

halloweencrafts:

DIY Cheap and Easy Crystal Ball Halloween Decor Tutorial from Flamingo Toes here. Clever tutorial using Christmas balls and inkjet transparency film/paper. I use transparency a lot in my artwork because you can layer it in collages (non affiliate Amazon link for the film here). Cheap Thrills Tip: print out a black and white portrait on transparency film and back it with neon or white cardstock for instant art.

astringofmadhousefloozies:

When I was six I wanted to grow up and marry Dracula.

I’d like to say my taste in men has improved, but no, it hasn’t.

I feel I need to point all of you at one of my favorite songs from my childhood: The Awful Truth, by Carole King

So close your eyes / and visualize / me in a cape / and fangs in my head / loving a guy who’s / mostly dead

geekgirlsmash:

Any time someone asks me if “I’m too old for that”, I just direct them to Advanced Style.

eleamori:

Enchanted forest

Part of the reason I’m so fascinated by the dark mori / black forest mori style is that it’s so quintessentially fairy tale witch. Yes, follow me into the forest, of course you can trust me, here, have a cookie and some tea. Why do I have a person-sized birdcage in the corner of the room? No reason. Nothing for you to worry about. More tea? 

eleamori:

Enchanted forest

Part of the reason I’m so fascinated by the dark mori / black forest mori style is that it’s so quintessentially fairy tale witch. Yes, follow me into the forest, of course you can trust me, here, have a cookie and some tea. Why do I have a person-sized birdcage in the corner of the room? No reason. Nothing for you to worry about. More tea? 

writersrelief:

keefachu:

chervenkotka:

for you and me who experience artblock..
keep on drawing!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT OMG

This goes for writers/writing as well!

I think I reblog this every time I see it. Because it’s IMPORTANT.

ridiculousinpiccadilly said: Hi Auntie Jillian! I just moved to the Bothell area, and I'm seeing a lot of "help wanted" signs and whatnot, mostly for your typical minimum-wage, service-type jobs. But it's something!

Good to know! I will let the Oklahoma baby bat (and other folks) know! 

And as an aside: the old cliche about It’s not what you know, it’s who you know? Applies to job hunting. Network! Talk to people! 

missmarziyeh said: Hi auntie Jillian, I'm a baby bat from Oklahoma and about to move to the Seattle area and if you don't me asking how is the job market in Seattle?

It depends on what sort of work you’re looking for! I’m most familiar with the tech industry, and the job market for that is … sporadic. 

I’m not sure what the best resources are to point you at for non-tech jobs, if that’s what you’re looking for. Followers? Any of you have suggestions?

winneganfake:

Argh. So, yes, thanks to the regular summer slowdown, sales slump, and lack of events in the area to sell at, I pretty much need to get in at least $200 in the next 24 hours to keep things turned on around here. So, lovely followers. it’s a really good time to consider buying some of my work. So, some links if you don’t have them handy: 

Here’s my main site, with all the masks and everything. 

Here’s the album of one-offs and unique pieces that aren’t currently featured on the site. 

And if you want to just throw donations via paypal just as a way of liking the particular brand of insanity I spew across this blog and the internet at learge, you can always do so- just send the funds to dmitri (at) tormentedartifacts.com. As always, ANYTHING helps. Seriously. If you can’t throw money at me (I know, times are tight- BELIEVE ME, I KNOW.) signal boosting’s also always appreciated. 

the-whimsical-raven:

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1905

From Kerry Taylor Auctions

LOUD.

SCREAMING.

reblog if you had a livejournal

minim-calibre:

fredisstairs:

sophia-helix:

altri-uccelli:

strangeetudes:

edwardspoonhands:

crazyloststar:

REPRESENT

PSH! #diaryland

Still do. Just about.

I still do but had to friends-lock it. But I miss it a lot. :(((

Haaaaad?

I don’t use it as much now because my friends are all in different fandoms, but if you joined fandom only in the Tumblr/Twitter era YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING.

1. Threaded comments that don’t have to be replied to with a whole separate post

2. Profile pages so you could find out about a person and also check out their followers to see if you know people in common/find other people into what you’re into

3. Communities for fic, and newsletter communities for fandoms that rounded up daily news (actor stuff, pics, videos, etc)

4. Much better signal to noise ratio (not seeing the same thing 15 times or having to install xkit just to make your dash readable and filter out fandoms you aren’t in)

5. Just a way, way more grounded sense of where and who people are, instead of shouting into a crowded room all the time

This is my third go-around with Tumblr and fandom, and it’s only manageable now because I’m following hardly anyone (sorry guys). I really cannot wait until somebody makes something that combines the ease of image-posting on Tumblr with the actual content of LJ, because I feel like this place encourages you to be silent.

Shhh, don’t make an original text post, no one wants to read that, especially if it’s just about your personal life (which you couldn’t lock/filter anyhow). Shhh, don’t add text to that reblog, just hide your comments down in the tags, where people have to scroll to see them. Shhh, all you can contribute is a picture of an actor that’s probably already been posted with six different edits to the tag. Just reblog, baby.

I love fandom and fans and it makes me so sad, too, to see what’s been my culture for going on 20 years now get eroded and lost. I don’t know where fandom will be in another 20 years but I’m guessing the history of my chunk of it (Usenet, mailing lists, personal websites, LJ) won’t get carried on.

This can’t be how it continues, this movement towards a model of vocal producers and silent consumers. That’s not fandom. 

Accurate.

I mean, I loved lists, but I loved that LJ helped balance the dynamic of creator/consumer, where the consumer had a voice (I was largely a creator at that point, and am largely a consumer now, sadly) above and beyond, “Wow, great story!” They’d talk about the show, the fandom, and all that jazz, and the lines were nicely blurred, and some of the voices I respected the most never wrote, or drew, or vidded. 

And thinking back, they may have thought they weren’t creators, but that’s just not true. 

They were creating community, and it was awesome. 

II was just thinking about this last night! I still have LJ, and I still post to it. (The StuntHusband gave me a permanent account, waaaay back when.)

Threaded comments + replies, and FILTERS. Those are the things that will keep me on LJ, forever and ever.  

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