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Jul

brokenponycutiemark:

gothtriggers:

Other kids played “wedding” - you play “Miss Havisham.”

NOT LOOKING AT ANYONE I KNOW

::flips veil, flounces out of the room::

brokenponycutiemark:

gothtriggers:

Other kids played “wedding” - you play “Miss Havisham.”

NOT LOOKING AT ANYONE I KNOW

::flips veil, flounces out of the room::

(Source: prideoverprofitandgutsovergreed)

problemglyphs:


Glyph: [LIVE BETWIXT]

Problem:

Anonymous asked you:

November 4th 2013, 12:37:00 am

I feel as though I’m having difficulty manifesting my will as far as my creative life goes—everyday stressors get in the way of my work, and my downtime which should be dedicated to the work becomes recuperation. Can you help me?

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If I were ever to have a problemglyphs piece as a tattoo, this would be it. 

mirroir:

An Evening of Clairvoyance - Stephen Mackey

mirroir:

An Evening of Clairvoyance - Stephen Mackey

(Source: art-and-fury)

minim-calibre:

parliamentrook:

ossuariajewelry:

New piece posted today, and it’s quite the show stopper! It’s made entirely of buzzard bones and utilizes about 50% of the skeleton. Check it out over at www.ossuaria.com!

tumblr actually threw a recommended post onto my dash that I was happy to see! lovely work

meep

This is gorgeous, and I wants it.

minim-calibre:

parliamentrook:

ossuariajewelry:

New piece posted today, and it’s quite the show stopper! It’s made entirely of buzzard bones and utilizes about 50% of the skeleton. Check it out over at www.ossuaria.com!

tumblr actually threw a recommended post onto my dash that I was happy to see! lovely work

meep

This is gorgeous, and I wants it.

evilsupplyco:

Never seek permission to live a spooky life. It is your right, it is within your ability.

You are the cemetery gate keeper to the boneyard surrounding your heart.

Important. Truths. 

Gothic Charm School

New Nocturnal House post at Gothic Charm School! Still Life, by Michael Montoure! 

evilsoutherngentleman:

lyricalred:

evilsoutherngentleman:

anothergoth:

Does having amazing people such as Atticus (evilsoutherngentleman), The Lady of the Manners aka Aunt Jillie (gothiccharmschool), and Voltaire as some of your main inspirations in life and role models count as being raised by bats?

These are obviously not the only people who inspire me, but just those off the top of my head (my full role model list is endless and impressive)

Yes it does. I’m everyone’s slightly kooky internet uncle that preaches the value of self love without harming others, celebrating spooky things, and exploring the unseen world. Now run along, you adorable scamp.

It warms the cockles of my black little heart to know that we all have such a lovely internet uncle… though I had heretofore privately referred to Atticus and Jillie as Fairy GothParents. 

*quietly adds “raised by bats” to resume*

Years ago, when I had a resume, I listed “super powers: invisibility for 30 minutes every third Tuesday of the month.” During an interview, a creative director asked me to demonstrate it once: “Sorry, I used up this month’s power to spy on your competitors.”

Auntie Jilli’s Basic Rules: 

  • Be as kind as you can manage to people, including yourself.
  • Figure out what sort of strange and fabulous creature you want to be, then work toward becoming that.
  • Embrace your cliches. 
  • If you can’t fall asleep for some reason, read a book.
  • When in doubt, fuzzy fanged bunnies give surprisingly good advice.

Also, my current resume lists “Freelance Bio-Exorcist since 1988”. 

18

Jul

The question is, should I be wildly self-indulgent (after all, employment doesn’t mean unlimited spending, even I know this) and order an extra bottle of blackphoenixalchemylab's Blood Popsicle (from the Only Lovers Left Alive limited edition series) and use it to scent my bloodbath salts from staxilicious?

roachpatrol:

neophyte-redglare:

Gypaète barbu & Fils “Gypaetus barbatus” © Paolo Schwab

that dark vulture looks absolutely convinced that the lighter vulture is a ghost

roachpatrol:

neophyte-redglare:

Gypaète barbu & Fils “Gypaetus barbatus” © Paolo Schwab

that dark vulture looks absolutely convinced that the lighter vulture is a ghost

thelethifoldwitch:

Hide your mouth, the first thing she’d been taught. Hide your fangs, hide your red as blood lips, your pale as snow skin and your hair shining brighter than lank dead hair ought.
Hide
Aorta Meridiana Faust had little intention of hiding. Perhaps a cloak to cover her mouth, perhaps a little muggle product in her hair to make it more lifelike.
But she was truly damned if she was ever going to hide.
(Image Source)

thelethifoldwitch:

Hide your mouth, the first thing she’d been taught. Hide your fangs, hide your red as blood lips, your pale as snow skin and your hair shining brighter than lank dead hair ought.

Hide

Aorta Meridiana Faust had little intention of hiding. Perhaps a cloak to cover her mouth, perhaps a little muggle product in her hair to make it more lifelike.

But she was truly damned if she was ever going to hide.

(Image Source)

How did I forget to mention this in the book recommendation post?! (Because I hadn’t had coffee yet, oh right.)
Anyway, are you looking for lush, hypnotic stories with a creepy fairy tale air? GO FIND THE BLOODY CHAMBER BY ANGELA CARTER. I prefer her short stories to her novels, and The Bloody Chamber is my favorite collection of her work.
(AAAAAUGH, WHY is there no digital version of it available in the US? I want to have a copy on my phone at all times, dammit!)

How did I forget to mention this in the book recommendation post?! (Because I hadn’t had coffee yet, oh right.)

Anyway, are you looking for lush, hypnotic stories with a creepy fairy tale air? GO FIND THE BLOODY CHAMBER BY ANGELA CARTER. I prefer her short stories to her novels, and The Bloody Chamber is my favorite collection of her work.

(AAAAAUGH, WHY is there no digital version of it available in the US? I want to have a copy on my phone at all times, dammit!)

druidspell said: If the Birthday Unending is eternal, that means it is now and always Nov 21: it's not quite my birthday (11/25), but 11/21/14 will be 15 yrs since my attempt to end my timeline. Due to the eternal nature of the Birthday, I'm able to present my 12 year old self, because finally I can love her and want to celebrate her. We come bearing candy corn for the Corn Maze, because we are Autumn's children and the corn calls us home; and birthday candles for the bonfire because fire makes s'mores more fun.

seananmcguire:

OH.

HELLO.

WE SEE THAT YOU ARE SMALLER THAN YOU WILL BE, AND MORE AFRAID.  THE WORLD IS VERY FRIGHTENING WHEN YOU ARE TWELVE, BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST BIG ENOUGH TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND HOW SMALL YOU ARE, AND JUST SMALL ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN NEVER BECOME BIGGER.  IT IS HARD, WE THINK, TO LOVE YOURSELF PROPERLY AT TWELVE; IT IS A LIMINAL STATE, AND SO FEW OF US ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO ENTER IT FILLED WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER AND CONVICTION THAT TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER.

BUT IF YOU WILL COME WITH US, AND SIT AWHILE BY THE BLOOD PITS, WE WILL TELL YOU A SECRET: YOU, JUST YOU, SMALL AND SCARED AND FILLED WITH SO MUCH POTENTIAL THAT YOU COULD POWER NATIONS, YOU ARE INCREDIBLE.  YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT IN YOUR SUCCESS AND IN YOUR FAILURE, AND THEY FUEL ONE ANOTHER, THEY MAKE YOU STRONGER.

IT CAN BE HARD, TO ENDURE.  SO HARD.  WE KNOW.  WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE DAYS WHEN YOU WISH TO PULL DOWN THE STREAMERS AND SET THE CORN MAZE OF YOUR HEART ON FIRE, AND SAY “I AM DONE, I AM DONE, NO MORE, LET ME REST.”  BUT YOU MUST FIGHT THROUGH THOSE DAYS, FOR YOU ARE UNENDING, AND YOU ARE AMAZING, AND YOU ARE WORTH ALL THE EFFORT IN ALL THE WORLD.

YOU ARE LOVED.

HERE IS YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE.  HERE IS YOUR CONICAL HAT.  HERE IS A PLACE WHERE YOU MAY PLAY FREELY, AND WITHOUT FEAR, FOR NOTHING HERE WILL HARM YOU.

WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY.  YOU ARE FINALLY HOME.  WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore seananmcguire? I do. For many, many reasons. 

Little pumpkin people and their bats! From littlewhitebat.

Little pumpkin people and their bats! From littlewhitebat.

Eye candy! 
Photos by Richard Pryde.

Eye candy! 

Photos by Richard Pryde.

Anonymous said: Dear Auntie Jilli, I was wondering if you could recommend any other books which are on a Vampire Chronicles or Night Circus level of decadence? I absolutely love the imagery in both of them and discovered them through you, thanks awfully ^^

Off the top of my head, in no particular order:

  • The Blood Opera Sequence by Tanith Lee (Dark Dance, Personal Darkness, and Darkness I).
  • The vampire books by Freda Warrington - A Taste of Blood Wine, A Dance in Blood Velvet, and The Blood of Poppies (the reprint comes out in October).
  • The Seance by John Harwood.
  • The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot.