A few more views for a couple of awesome people here on Tumblr of the costumes from “Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde”. The top three are from Mrs. Hyde (Martine Beswick) herself while the bottom two just showcase a couple of the outfits of the film’s lovely gothic heroine and the love interest of Dr. Jekyll/would-be victim of his distaff alter ego, Susan (Susan Brodrick).
These are for you Aunt Jilli and forthegothicheroine, enjoy!
Oooh, thank you! Look at the red dress and black coat! AND THE PINK OUTFIT WITH MATCHING HAT! ::starts gathering the supplies to summon the Infamous BlueJay::
First descriptive appearance of Lucy as a vampire and it’s terrifying. Reading it is solid preparation for the eventual meeting of Her Majesty Venters, though.
Atticus, you flatterer.
geekygothgirl said: If you’re looking for red velvet boots, NoMoreRack has these! I have them in black and they are quite lovely and comfortable.
Did you purchase your pair from NoMoreRack? Because that’s the site I saw all the sketchy reviews about, so I’m wary about purchasing from there.
Tonight’s fashion coveting questions:
I’m starting to think that instead of vampires as a metaphor for oppressed people, we really need to start using vampirism as a metaphor for privilege.
Like, yes, you’re a vampire and you probably can’t help that, and sometimes people will freak the fuck out when you’re coming at them even if it’s just to ask if you can borrow a cup of sugar for your blood muffins or something, and you’re like, “Hey, don’t judge me just because I’m a vampire!”
And then a human’s like, “Um, well, historically, vampires tend to attack us humans and drink our blood.”
And sure, your first instinct is to go “Hey, I’m one of the good vampires! I have a subscription service at a blood bank and everything!”, but… that… doesn’t change the fact that historically, yeah, vampires have survived by eating humans. Any changing perception of vampires is going to have to start with vampires.
So instead of protesting your innocence, you have to start by going to find other vampires and being like “Hey guys, we have to stop eating humans.”
And unfortunately, a lot of vampires are gonna think they’re already doing everything they need to to be Good Vampires, and this needs to be combatted. Being a Good Vampire is a never-ending struggle, and it’s not very rewarding, but it’s what has to be done.
And some humans will never, ever stop being suspicious of you, and you’ll have to accept that. Humans don’t owe you their respect just because you’re doing them the basic service of not flapping into their bedrooms at night and biting their necks. That’s like, the bare minimum of not being an asshole vampire. And some humans will probably still make jokes about how vampires can’t go in the sun without burning up and how they have no reflections and how for some reason they think “Alucard” is actually a cute baby name, but you’ll just have to deal with that, because they’re coping with the fact that this is an entire population of things that historically have always eaten them.
But it’s not about you. It’s about making the world safer for humans, and combatting it every damn time you see another vampire planning out a good old-fashioned round of feasting on virgins in nightgowns, and saying “Okay, no, that’s really offensive” the next time one of your vampire buddies refers to a human as a bloodbag, and generally working overtime to present a pro-human standpoint.
Because really, what good does it do to make the monsters the oppressed ones?
I love this.
(However, when I eventually become Vampire Witch Queen, I do plan on being somewhat monstrous and feasting on people. I have a list, dammit, and I mean to stick to it.)
These are so delightfully unsettling. I want the teacups, plates, and bowls. (Listen, you can hear the RealHusband recoiling and saying "Jillian, are you out of your MIND?")
If the Day of the Dead were extended throughout the four seasons and woodland nymphs pranced through the ghosts of fallen leaves, would even they be safe from the hunter’s rifle? Krisztianna’s “Muertita” series combines nature with the sugar skull aesthetic to create these otherworldy wall-mounted heads, a trophy dedicated to the extinction of all that’s magical and mysterious in the world.
Prints available on Society 6
News on the other Kickstarter I was involved in last year for a change…
Here’s the cover to the regular edition of The Maze of Games. Art by Pete Venters, graphic design by Elisa Teague. Book full of insane puzzles by Mike Selinker
Art is not magic, art is production.
Love is magic, imagination is magic, magic is magic. But art is production. Let me pop that glistening romantic soap bubble held high above your head — art is production.