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Jul


“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

(Source: mamajupe)

Jonathan:
I can't believe all this vampire business has been exposing our innocent minds to sex!
Mina:
Indeed! Who ever heard of such a thing?
Jonathan:
Oh, who are we kidding? We're Victorians!
[They go back to reading flagellation erotica]

madamecuratrix:

lelaid:

Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2006

One of my favorite of all haute couture collections. Inspired by the French Revolution. John Galliano brilliantly interprets the blood, violence, and chaos of that time period in his designs.

disneysam:

Haunted Mansion shop to replace Yankee Trader this fall.

I’ve enjoyed hearing from guests who are just as excited as me for the new Haunted Mansion products coming this fall to Disney Parks. As it turns out, Madame Leota and the 999 happy haunts from the Haunted Mansion attraction have also received your sympathetic vibrations. This fall, they are gathering to open a new merchandise destination in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.
The new merchandise shop will be located in the current Yankee Trader shop, which will have its last day of operation on July 27, 2014. Inspired by Madame Leota, the new location will carry select items from the upcoming Haunted Mansion Authentic program including apparel, home goods, souvenirs, and more.
Final arrangements are still being made, so I invite you to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog in the coming months. I can’t wait to share additional details about this new destination for all things Haunted Mansion.
-Disney Parks Blog

Here’s a first look at what’s coming

::screams::
I need to go to DisneyWorld. I understand this. 

disneysam:

Haunted Mansion shop to replace Yankee Trader this fall.

I’ve enjoyed hearing from guests who are just as excited as me for the new Haunted Mansion products coming this fall to Disney Parks. As it turns out, Madame Leota and the 999 happy haunts from the Haunted Mansion attraction have also received your sympathetic vibrations. This fall, they are gathering to open a new merchandise destination in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.

The new merchandise shop will be located in the current Yankee Trader shop, which will have its last day of operation on July 27, 2014. Inspired by Madame Leota, the new location will carry select items from the upcoming Haunted Mansion Authentic program including apparel, home goods, souvenirs, and more.

Final arrangements are still being made, so I invite you to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog in the coming months. I can’t wait to share additional details about this new destination for all things Haunted Mansion.

-Disney Parks Blog

Here’s a first look at what’s coming

::screams::

I need to go to DisneyWorld. I understand this. 

(Source: bettitheyeti)

Today is a day for Halloween carols. I need spooky things to carry me through this day. 

(Source: Spotify)

the-gloomth:

Our annual Pumpkin Rump Bloomers will be back for August 1st!!! They’ll only be available for autumn, as usual, so be quick spookies! ;)
*We’ll also be updating the style for this year with a prettier lace and possibly two lengths of bloomers. 

THREAT LEVEL: PUMPKIN. Pumpkin Rump!

the-gloomth:

Our annual Pumpkin Rump Bloomers will be back for August 1st!!! They’ll only be available for autumn, as usual, so be quick spookies! ;)

*We’ll also be updating the style for this year with a prettier lace and possibly two lengths of bloomers. 

THREAT LEVEL: PUMPKIN. Pumpkin Rump!

Spooky bat! By ilanahopeart.

Spooky bat! By ilanahopeart.

(Source: ilanahopeart)

Wow!

vampireartbook:

The amount of interest the book is generating is great. Thank you to everyone who has shown support and interest in the project so far—and also thank you to those who have already submitted work. 

Please continue to signal boost and get the word out about the project on your tumblrs, and wherever else you frequent the internet. The more people that are aware of the project, the better!

To those thinking about submitting artwork, please do! And to those currently working on submissions, we look forward to seeing your work.

Anonymous said: What's the difference between being a poseur and being new to the gothy culture? Sometimes it feels like the same thing... =/

Honestly? I think poseur is a term thrown around by elitist types who are feeling a teensy bit insecure about their “coolness” in comparison to everyone else.

The ONLY thing that would make me think “poseur” is if someone professed interest or knowledge in something but were fibbing in order to make themselves feel cooler. If you’re new to gothy culture, fantastic! Go forth and explore, and be thrilled that you will get to experience it for the first time! Don’t feel you have to act knowledgable and jaded; if someone mentions something you haven’t heard of, ask them about it. If they scoff at you or call you a poseur in response, the problem is with them, not you.

(There is no Elder Goth Cabal, and if there WAS, it would be more interested in introducing people to our spooky wonderland, not being cranky gother-than-thou gatekeepers.)

(Hi, I’m your Auntie Jilli, and I have some very strong opinions about this.)

furiouskitten666:

bensartbin:

Quoth the raven “Name even two Bauhaus B-sides you poseur”And yes that is how you spell it…More animation like this here - Bensartbin.tumblr.com

Lmfao.

::cackles delightedly::

furiouskitten666:

bensartbin:

Quoth the raven “Name even two Bauhaus B-sides you poseur”

And yes that is how you spell it…

More animation like this here - Bensartbin.tumblr.com

Lmfao.

::cackles delightedly::

griffinoconner:

a mix for urban witches; who breathe in smoke and exhaust and breathe out magic, who love the city like a familiar, whose veins are laced with starlight and nightshade and neon. [ l i s t en ] 

i. la la la song - ahs: coven | ii.i put a spell on you - joss stone | iii. jag vet en dejlig rosa - robyn | iv. climbing up the walls - radiohead | v. where the boats go - M83 | vi. ash tree lane - MS MR | vii. custom car crash - calla | viii. moon and moon - bat for lashes | ix. seekir - zola jesus | x. alone in kyoto - air | xi. house of the rising sun - lauren o’connell | xii. gallows - cocorosie | xiii. cosmic love (acoustic) - florence + the machine | xiv. child i will hurt you - crystal castles | xv. cry little sister - gerard mcmann | xvi. walking on air - kerli | xvii. in the room where you sleep - dead man’s bones | xviii. sam - massive attack 

griffinoconner:

a mix for urban witches; who breathe in smoke and exhaust and breathe out magic, who love the city like a familiar, whose veins are laced with starlight and nightshade and neon. [ l i s t en

i. la la la song - ahs: coven | ii.i put a spell on you - joss stone | iii. jag vet en dejlig rosa - robyn | iv. climbing up the walls - radiohead | v. where the boats go - M83 | vi. ash tree lane - MS MR | vii. custom car crash - calla | viii. moon and moon - bat for lashes | ix. seekir - zola jesus | x. alone in kyoto - air | xi. house of the rising sun - lauren o’connell | xii. gallows - cocorosie | xiii. cosmic love (acoustic) - florence + the machine | xiv. child i will hurt you - crystal castles | xv. cry little sister - gerard mcmann | xvi. walking on air - kerli | xvii. in the room where you sleep - dead man’s bones | xviii. sam - massive attack 

28

Jul

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Chris McMahon buys other people’s landscape paintings at thrift stores and puts monsters in them.

Previously: Artist Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

I love this idea SO MUCH.

Anonymous said: Hello! I love your blog,admire your book and website! You have inspired me and given good advice to many,it always helps. I have always wondered, though, and sorry if this may be a bit too private to ask,ever thought of having your own baby bats?

minim-calibre:

gothiccharmschool:

Awww, thank you for the kind compliments!

No, I never wanted baby bats (by which I assume you mean children) of my own. I adore kids, and am incredibly blessed with friends who’ve let me be an active part of their children’s lives. But I’ve never wanted to have one of my own, and the thought of being a parent and 24/7 responsible for a small human TERRIFIES me. There are times when I’m pretty sure I’m not responsible enough to handle the nominally “grown-up” life I have with the RealHusband and the Kitties of Chaos! 

I am perfectly happy being everyone’s wacky auntie and fairy gothmother, and occasionally borrowing the kidlings in my extended family. For one thing, borrowing them means I can give them back when I’m tired. 

It’s true! She does give them back! 

Now, MINE is not so great at, say, giving Auntie Jilli back, but we are working on that. 

BTW, on our walk today, Ticky explained that you and Uncle Pete are clearly both vampires, as indicated by parasols and remaining indoors. 

Attempts to convince her otherwise were met with firm denials. “WHAT DO YOU MEAN AUNTIE JILLI’S NOT A VAMPIRE?”

Reblogging for the BEST COMMENTARY EVER from Princess Tickybox. Children are wise, listen to them. 

(Of course Auntie Jilli is a vampire. Or is going to become one.)

Words and Things. by Wordsnthings on Etsy

nudiemuse:

nudiemuse:

Okay y’all.

I have many bills to pay right now so if you haven’t picked up some grown folks lit now is totally the time to do it.

Don’t stop get it get it.

If you can’t buy now, you can help me out by boosting this, like the shop on facebook. Help me get views.

Also if you favorite the shop you’ll be among the first to spot some new stuff *fiction reprints - woot!- AND coming soon crocheted items that are budget friendly, vegan friendly and will have you ready to get cozy for fall.

Thanks y’all.

For those who want to know why I’m gettin’ self promoty I need to buy a new laptop so I can work at home (writing) and I really want to get to AWP15 so I can try again at networking, reading and meeting up with some beloved colleagues.

Reblobbed for the night crew.

Anonymous said: Hello! I love your blog,admire your book and website! You have inspired me and given good advice to many,it always helps. I have always wondered, though, and sorry if this may be a bit too private to ask,ever thought of having your own baby bats?

Awww, thank you for the kind compliments!

No, I never wanted baby bats (by which I assume you mean children) of my own. I adore kids, and am incredibly blessed with friends who’ve let me be an active part of their children’s lives. But I’ve never wanted to have one of my own, and the thought of being a parent and 24/7 responsible for a small human TERRIFIES me. There are times when I’m pretty sure I’m not responsible enough to handle the nominally “grown-up” life I have with the RealHusband and the Kitties of Chaos! 

I am perfectly happy being everyone’s wacky auntie and fairy gothmother, and occasionally borrowing the kidlings in my extended family. For one thing, borrowing them means I can give them back when I’m tired.