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15

Apr

rosebleue:

Favorite books: The Historian by E. Kostova

The dragon came down our valley.
He burned the crops and took the maidens.
He frightened the Turkish infidel and protected our villages. His breath dried up the rivers and we walked across them. Now we must defend ourselves.
The dragon was our protector,
But now we defend ourselves against him.

02

Apr

i-see-light:

Guess what I’m reading for the millionth time I’ll give you a hint it starts with “interview” and ends with arson and child death

These are wonderful. Also, the hint as to which book these are from is INCREDIBLY accurate.

27

Mar

marypsue:

marypsue:

Vampires who look and dress like fourteen-year-old budding goth kids because no one will ever believe that they’re actually vampires, no matter what they might see or hear.

Vampires wearing bad plastic fangs and tacky red contacts everywhere they go and telling people to call them things like “Lord Bloodfang McDarkness the Third” and “Salacia, Mistress of the Night”.

::falls over laughing::

25

Mar

Hi, Severen, hiiiii. You’re my favorite redneck vampire. 

(If you peeps haven’t seen Near Dark, do yourself a favor and go watch it. Just … turn it off about 10 minutes before the ending.)

(Source: crasscommunication)

Next month. This movie opens in the USA next month. I WANT IT NOW.

panda-cas:

Only Lovers Left Alive  Posters

20

Mar

vintagegal:

Bauhaus in The Hunger (1983)

Undead, undead, undead. Auntie Jilli’s first rule of Tumblr.

vintagegal:

Bauhaus in The Hunger (1983)

Undead, undead, undead. Auntie Jilli’s first rule of Tumblr.

10

Mar

i-want-my-iwtv:

Anne Rice is continuing the Vampire Chronicles with a new book out October 28, Prince Lestat.

BEST USE OF THIS MEME TBH

::applauds::

(Source: l-e-s-t-a-t)


viα quarkmaster: Capturing a Vampire’s Portrait by LawrenceMann

This is strangely charming. 

viα quarkmaster: Capturing a Vampire’s Portrait by LawrenceMann

This is strangely charming. 

09

Mar

Life is about surviving things, appreciating nature, nurturing kindness & friendship.. and dancing.

And being vampires, apparently. 

(Source: becauseitshiddles)

06

Mar

01

Mar

I don’t think any vampire movie will ever have a better opening set of scenes. 

scumsberg:

The Hunger (1983)

24

Feb

Oh goodness, a chibi version of Marlow from 30 Days of Night? Adorable! Unsettling yet adorable!
skeletalroses:

30 Days of Night by UMINGA

Oh goodness, a chibi version of Marlow from 30 Days of Night? Adorable! Unsettling yet adorable!

skeletalroses:

30 Days of Night by UMINGA

17

Feb

Movie. Bring this to me. SWINTON WITH FANGS.

a-beautifully-hiddled-disaster:

thisismyveryowndystopia:

Excusez-moi.

This makes me wanna see this film more…

Tom in the back with the fangs tho…

(Source: russian-hiddlestoner)

14

Feb

Happy Dracula-was-released-in-theaters Day!

forthegothicheroine:

Also, happy Clarice/Hannibal anniversary day- and lest we forget, happy Valentines’ Day as well.  But since I’m participating in the Vampire’s Day Soiree, let’s focus on the Dracula part.

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The Bela Lugosi version was released on this day so many years ago, and in honor of that, I’d like to talk a little about vampire romance.  I’ve advised gothic heroines to stay clear of it, but what can you do, really?  Sometimes things happen, and at those times, it’s best to know where you stand.

VR Type One: Twilight-esq

If this is you, dear reader, then you’re in luck!  Things should work out okay, because dating a vampire isn’t all that different from dating a human.  Sure, your lover has super-strength, prefers to go out on cloudy days, and has special dietary considerations, but you can adapt.  Should you wish to be turned, you don’t have to worry about much besides other vampires being angry about it- though I guess that’s a fair concern in and of itself.

VR Type Two: Buffy-esq

Also known as the Bad Idea.  The problem here isn’t that the romance is damaging, but that the writers can’t decide whether or not it is.  Narrative inconsistency is a danger to heroines, and I advise you to steer clear of it at all times.  One moment they’ll be condemned for being possessed by a demon, the next you’ll be expected to accept that demon as who they really are.  One moment you’ll be told by the writing that your relationship is unhealthy, the next you’ll be told that it’s the greatest love of all time and nobody else you date will ever do.  It’s all very confusing, and you can save yourself a lot of trouble by just dating werewolves until the writers have their stories straight.

VR Type Three: Let The Right One In-esq

Also known to musical theater fans as Tanz-esq, this is my favorite type of vampire romance to read about, but not necessarily to live in.  There are no excuses here; they may really love you, but they do murder the innocent, and have to in order to survive.  So, why do you go with them?  Because you love them, but also because your normal life is unpleasant enough that you’ll welcome any change.  The writers here are likely doing a damn good job, though I can’t say I’d switch places with one of the characters.

Are there any other types of vampire romance I’ve left out?  If so, please let me know!  And happy February 14, however you celebrate it (or not!)

torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve in Only Lovers Left Alive (x)

::screams::