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The Women of Beetlejuice;1988.

I myself am strange and unusual.

Antique cadaver lift and body trays! Not that the RealHusband would ever want them in the house, even if they weren’t shockingly expensive.

Dear PDX peeps, why didn’t you tell me that there’s a store that sells nothing but salt, chocolate, and bitters? I WANT EVERYTHING THEY SELL.

About to head out for adventures!

About to head out for adventures!



Look! In daylight (well, backlit) in PDX! With the ever-wonderful Thea.

Look! In daylight (well, backlit) in PDX! With the ever-wonderful Thea.


Giuseppe Agnello Sculptures

Sicilian sculptor Joseph Lamb Gives new meaning to the expression “one with nature.” His surreal sculptures of bodies with roots, branches, or tree trunks emanating from the heads, feet, or chests, are at once intriguing and disturbing. Working in plaster, polyester resin, clay and bronze, the Palermo-based artist plays with the idea of metamorphosis, much of the time incorporating tree-like morphing, though not limiting Himself to vegetation, as in the case of His Body clouds (Clouds Bodies) or zipped up bodies in His Body and soul (Body and Soul).

Lamb currently Has an exhibit of 40 works titled Memories: Lateral and Oblique Views at the Carlos V Tower in Porto Empedocles, Sicily through the end of the year.


Goth Problems: Tripping on tattered skirt hems all day long 


"The definition of Afro Goth is a subculture of African and dark skinned men and women that have a passion for goth and/or emo style in dress, music, and personality. The goth style tends to gravitate towards a darker palette and both clothes and makeup using cimmerian undertones."

Off to the Vampire Masquerade Ball!

Off to the Vampire Masquerade Ball!



Angela Carter splooges an uppity male student

Rick Moody in “Writers and Mentors” in the Atlantic Fiction issue:
On the first day of my workshop with Angela Carter, in my sophomore year, Carter was charged with reducing the number of would-be participants in her class to fourteen. Maybe thirty people were in the room, and she simply stood before us and tried to take questions. Some young guy in the back, rather too full of himself, raised his hand and, with a sort of withering skepticism, asked, “Well, what’s your work like?”
You have to have heard Carter speak to know how funny the next moment was. She had a reedy and somewhat thin British voice, toward the upper end of the scale, and she paused a lot when she spoke. There were a lot of ums and ahs. Before she replied, she cocked her head and said “um” once or twice. Then she said, “My work cuts like a steel blade at the base of a man’s penis.”

My whole life is a dark room.

You, miss, are adorable. 


My whole life is a dark room.

You, miss, are adorable. 

I admit it, I am tempted by the Black Velvet and Wicked Velvetines from Lime Crime. Not tempted enough to purchase them yet, because $20 for lip colors that I haven’t seen non-Photoshopped images of is never a good idea. But the idea of smudge-proof black lipstick is really damn tempting.


Guh. Such breathtaking work. Dolls by Dorote Zaukaite

These are haunting and gorgeous and just ever-so-slightly creepy. I LOVE THEM.


Raven Skull Cane, by Dellamorte & Co.


Of course I want this. Have you met me?

Secret Gardens



Beautiful terrariums with fossils, skulls, and other oddities by Ken Martin of Hermetica (London).





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(If I can keep my moss terrariums alive for a goodly length of time, I may try my black thumb hand at other types of terrariums.)