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19

Apr

omniastudios:

omniastudios:

Grab any pair of leggings for $25! No limit, no code needed! Sale ends Sunday at midnight EDT. ♥

www.omniaoddities.com
Get creepy.

Its day two of our $25 spring leggings sale! We’re having so much fun packing up everyone’s orders; every order includes free stickers and postcards! ♥

www.omniaoddities.com

Anonymous asked: Hey Auntie Jilli! <3 I saw your answer to the vampire movie question just posed, and it made me terribly curious- who WOULD be your perfect Lestat?

Right now, I think the perfect casting for Lestat would be Chris Hemsworth. (In a less muscle-bound form than he has for the Thor movies.)

Remember, Lestat is supposed to be blond, tall, and was a hunter when he was human. He’s supposed to have a charming smile, but can look mean in an instant. So yeah, I would like to see a Lestat movie with Chris Hemsworth in the title role. 

Anonymous asked: Auntie Jilli, I notice that you say you turn off a lot of vampire movies at a certain point, or that the movies are pretty but the story or an actor just isn't right for it. Do you have a perfect or favorite vampire movie?

So far, there has been no absolutely perfect vampire movie for me. A short list of “Almost, but not quite”:

  • Coppola’s Dracula is beautiful, but not at all true to the book.
  • The exact same thing can be said about the version of Dracula that starred Frank Langella. 
  • The original Tod Browning Dracula is iconic (Bela!), but again, not true to the book.
  • The Lost Boys is fun (and full of attractive vampires), but I seethe over Star never being shown vamping out, and I object to the Lost Boys being killed.
  • Near Dark is wonderful (the roadhouse scene!), but the last ten minutes are dreadful. 
  • The Hunger has the best opening for a vampire movie ever. But the rest of the movie doesn’t quite live up to that opening for me.

Honestly, the closest thing to a perfect vampire movie for me is Interview With The Vampire. Gorgeous, has amoral vampires, and doesn’t shy away from the blood. My only quibble with it is that while Tom Cruise did a great performance  (much to everyone’s surprise when the movie was released), he’s still not MY perfect Lestat.

I am nurturing hopes that Only Lovers Left Alive will turn out to be my perfect vampire movie. 

mortisia:

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”W.B. Yeats

18

Apr

cross-connect:

Caryn Drexl born 1980, is a self-taught conceptual and portrait photographer based in north/central Florida, USA. She has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort. She openly admits that “Everything I know I learned through trial and error or the internet.” Although she loves the look of film, and does own some vintage cameras, for practicality she prefers working with digital images. And no big cameras either, “I have girly little hands and a dislike for big heavy cameras that’ll break my wrist or my neck, so the littler ones suit me well.”

You can find more of Caryn’s mysteries in her Etsy shop, CarynDrexl.

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awkwardsituationist:

for ten years now, leonid tishkov has traveled the world with his moon. here we see him in arctic svalbard magdalene fjord (1,5,7), new zealand, near rangitito (second photo, taken by marcus williams), the tian shang observatory near the border between china and kyrgyzstan (third photo, by po-i chen) and moscow (4,6,8, taken by boris bendikov)

"the moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures - and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. it gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world," leonid writes. "the moon helps us to overcome our loneliness in the universe by uniting us around it."

leonid adds, “the ancient ural peoples who lived in my home told a fairy tale about how a shaman goes into the next world, illuminating the path of the moon. so in all of my photos, i can be seen in my late father’s cloak, because he travels with me in this way.”

Someday this will work for me. 

(Source: tvvoface)

17

Apr

toothpast:

theworldisanapple-youareaseed:

lizzingwithkriz:

Pregnant Ghost Bat having an ultrasound at Featherdale Wildlife Park

congrats it’s a bat

[delighted bat noises]

BABYBAT!

toothpast:

theworldisanapple-youareaseed:

lizzingwithkriz:

Pregnant Ghost Bat having an ultrasound at Featherdale Wildlife Park

congrats it’s a bat

[delighted bat noises]

BABYBAT!

sablerabbit:

mszombi:

undeadmachinery:

Again, that time of year.

Every time I leave my house in the summer

First: yes, this is the life.
Second: Kudos for the artist!  We need more Goths of Color (yes, the irony is not lost) represented!  Beautiful people and absolutely fantastic.

sablerabbit:

mszombi:

undeadmachinery:

Again, that time of year.

Every time I leave my house in the summer

First: yes, this is the life.

Second: Kudos for the artist!  We need more Goths of Color (yes, the irony is not lost) represented!  Beautiful people and absolutely fantastic.

I Will No Longer Say Nothing

winneganfake:

djsprockets:

Now that my comics are being posted in several different forums, they have come to the attention of Those That Say Negative Things. As a victim of bullying in his youth and a man living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I can probably say that I feel the negativity presented by others a little more than the average person.

When I was bullied in Junior High and High School, the only words of advice given to me at the time were “ignore it.” Yes, people tend to think that if you ignore it, it will go away, but it doesn’t. It’s like a chronic pain in your shoulder. Your body is telling you that something is wrong and that you should go to a doctor. If you ignore it, it may go away for a little while, but it can end up becoming even worse back pain or causing you to lose feeling in your entire arm. If I ignored the bullying the first time it happened, it would have gone away from -me-. The next thing I would have seen is some other nerdy kid being shoved into a locker. Ignore it and it will go away, but it won’t stop.

It is time to stop it. I will not back down. I will no longer say nothing.

Here is my first action, a response to Those That Say Negative Things:

@[user name removed]- I apologize for taking so long to get back to your comment (and your comments on my previous entry) in My Journal here on [website removed]. I was going to follow the advice of “Don’t Feed the Trolls,” but decided that I should say something before you could continue on what I believe is your current path of anonymously posting hateful comments and not realizing that you are targeting -real- people. These people have real thoughts and feelings, just like you.

I love comics and sequential art. I make them because it is what I was meant to do. Like most artists (even though most won’t admit it), I also love hearing what people think about my work, especially if it is constructive criticism. What you’re doing (calling my comic a “trainwreck”, saying that it’s “so bad”) is not constructive, it is destructive. It is also considered a behavior used by bullies and it is not cool. I doubt you would seriously say those things to me in person.

To put it in context, what you just did was walk by my table at a busy comic convention, spit on my portfolio, and then stare me in the eye.

To tell you the truth, I wasn’t surprised by your comments at all. I hear that stuff ALL the time, but 99.9% of it is coming from my own brain. I am the biggest critic of my own work, hands down. Nothing you can say about my writing or drawing will even come close to what I’ve said about it to myself.

Now, if you are smart, you will not see this as a challenge for you to prove me wrong. This is not an invitation to post the most vile and hurtful things you can think to type. No, this is a challenge for you to cease your destructive and hateful comments, to stop bullying people, and to become a better person. It is a challenge to join with the rest of the human race who are capable of kindness and empathy.

Come and help us continue build a place where we are all comfortable to live in our own skin and where we can share our art without the fear of violent, uncompromising rejection from our peers.

Can you do that?

——-

If you need any more convincing, please watch the following video: Why Internet Jerks Aren’t Going To Win, And You Can Help

Rule one: NEVER let the trolls win. 

Rule two: Not feeding trolls only makes them more eager to find sustenance, which means they’ll continue trolling. 

Rule three: Trolls regenerate from normal damage. THIS IS WHY WE USE FIRE AND ACID. Always remember to burn your trolls well before serving- just to make sure they’ve been sterilized enough to be palatable. 

extremelydarkanddisturbed:

"The Vampira Show" promos

nuestrahermana:

Bad Ass Black Goths: A Photoset For You To Reblog & Throw In People’s Faces

by Nuestra Hermana

In case you didn’t know, there has always been a lot of backwards ass racist sentiments towards black goths. Statements like, “there aren’t any black goths”, “black people just don’t look right as goth”, “Black goths are scary”, “Black people shouldn’t be goth” are prominent throughout the internet and within clubs and community circles.

Translated, these statements in their simplest root read something along the lines of: Black people cannot be gothic because they are not white.

Of course, not every non-black goth is this way but you will see more than plenty proclaim any of the above without a thought of how erasing and racist it is towards black goths.

Recently, I read someone posting something along the very same sentiment, claiming they had never seen a black person “pull off” being goth.

This here, is for all of you dears who truly believe that. I’m here to simply show you that Black goths do it real fucking well & are just as dark souled & artistically amazingly magnificent in the goth community (if not even more, yes, I did just say that to you.)

If you don’t know much about this or simply don’t believe me, you can read more for yourself here , where someone is asking for advice on “on how you would approach one” and here, where someone claims that black people make terrible vampires (TW: racist slurs)… and here where a black goth is attacked for simply asking if there are any other black goths in his area.

If you’re black and goth and want some support:

Black & African American Goths

Black/African-American Goths (364 members! Yes.)

Ps: I had a bunch more pictures but I couldn’t fit them in to this photoset.

cumbercrack:

Rocky Horror Picture Show modern day fancast

YES YES YES! A MILLION TIME YES!!!!!

I still prefer the other fancast idea of Adam Lambert as Dr. Frank N Furter. Otherwise, this is great. 

(Source: thisisthedoctorsdesign)

16

Apr

I&#8217;m not sure where this falls in Auntie Jilli&#8217;s Rules of Tumblr, but I pretty much always reblog it. Usually while thinking of past conversations with brokenponycutiemark and fanboy-news-network

I’m not sure where this falls in Auntie Jilli’s Rules of Tumblr, but I pretty much always reblog it. Usually while thinking of past conversations with brokenponycutiemark and fanboy-news-network

(Source: illuminating-eclipse)

Dear house spirits, WHERE did you hide my vintage box set of This Mortal Coil? I would like it back now, without a full expedition into the Storage Heap Room o’ Doom, thanks.