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25

Jul

thegothicalice:

gothiccharmschool:

fucknofiretruck:

The Hunger (1983)

Always reblog The Hunger

Auntie Jilli’s First Rule of Tumblr is contained in this photoset.

I swear, I’ve reblogged this like twelve times.

(Source: scumsberg)

22

Jul

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) Dir. Jim Jarmusch

"The good stuff."

(Source: chriscoopers)

No one could recall ever having seen her in daylight and this fitted in with the gossip since vampires generally were known to sleep in their coffins in the daylight hours.
The Vampire Contessa, by Marilyn Ross. Yes, this book is turning out to be a gloriously lurid and silly thing.

21

Jul

Gothic Charm School

michaelmontoure:

gothiccharmschool:

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

Hey, everybody! Fellow author, longtime friend, and goth icon Jillian Venters (gothiccharmschool) posted her review of my novel, Still Life, and she had some very nice things to say about it. It’s a detailed and thoughtful review, and you should go read the whole thing but here are some choice quotes:

Still Life is a razor-sharp look at what numbness and entropy can do to someone. Becoming a vampire doesn’t fix any of Nikki’s problems or make the heartache of Gabe’s suicide any easier to bear. It just buries those concerns under a suffocating blanket of other needs: the need for blood, the need to navigate Sylvan’s constantly shifting affection and humor so she can be given blood, and the weight of all her unanswered questions [….] While Still Life does look into the abyss of depression and the pendulum swings of an uncertain emotional attachment, it’s not a depressing read. For one thing, Michael Montoure’s ability to turn a phrase is amazing.

Also, Still Life feels familiar — it’s full of themes and characters that are woven into the shared subconscious of goths (or anyone else who has ever felt unsure or alone, seeking something or someone to provide that electric jolt of connection), but none of it is a cliche. It’s a novel of emotional truths, dark and bright, dressed up in fangs and post-modern ironic velvet. […] Ultimately, Still Life is a book about choices: the fear and indecision that are entwined with choices, how you can become stuck at crossroads of your own making, and how, at the core of it all, making a choice is always better than sinking into passive resignation.”

Thanks so much, Jillian! If the above makes you want to check out the book — and honestly, why wouldn’t it? — then you might like to know it’s on sale right now at Amazon for just $0.99. It’s a Kindle Countdown Sale, which means the price will increment upward until it’s back to it’s normal listing at $5.99:

  • $0.99 until July 20th at 4:00 PM 
  • $1.99 until July 22th at 12:00 AM 
  • $2.99 until July 23th at 8:00 AM 
  • $3.99 until July 24th at 4:00 PM 
  • $4.99 until July 25th at midnight

So the sooner you grab a copy, the better deal you’re getting, which is pretty cool. Tell your friends, won’t you? Check it out, let me know what you think, and if you end up not liking it — you can have an extra hour in the ball pit. Cheers.

Reblogging for the weekday peeps! 

19

Jul

Gothic Charm School

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

18

Jul

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)

17

Jul

If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. 

(Source: sauceybex)

13

Jul

kallisthenics said: Auntie Jilli, will you be watching The Strain tonight?

Alas I won’t, because we don’t have cable*. I am looking forward to catching it on whatever streaming thing I can eventually find.

*This is why I haven’t seen anything of Penny Dreadful yet, but have been assured I will like a lot of it.

10

Jul

kellylugosisdead:

OMG OMG OMGGGGGGGGG
(This is from Anne’s Facebook page btw)

::grabbyhands::
EMBRACE YOUR CLICHES, PEEPS. EMBRACE THEM SO HARD THEY SQUEAK. 

kellylugosisdead:

OMG OMG OMGGGGGGGGG

(This is from Anne’s Facebook page btw)

::grabbyhands::

EMBRACE YOUR CLICHES, PEEPS. EMBRACE THEM SO HARD THEY SQUEAK. 

09

Jul

comicartistevolution:

Bill Sienkiewicz 1985: Vampyres I & II

Here’s something you might not have seen — Sienkiewicz worked with Blackthorne Publishing to produce a couple of signed, limited-edition portfolios of vampire-themed art.

It’s gorgeous stuff and I particularly love the unexpected humor in the Van Helsing “fang-extraction” dentist office plate. 

To the surprise of NO ONE, I own one of these. I have Vampyres II, and would eventually like to get my lace-gloved mitts on Vampyres I.

08

Jul

Old and new: my copies of valancourtbooks' reprint of The Delicate Dependency just arrived in the mail! #favoritevampirebooks

05

Jul

gothiccharmschool:

fucknofiretruck:

The Hunger (1983)

Always reblog The Hunger

Auntie Jilli’s First Rule of Tumblr is contained in this photoset.

(Source: scumsberg)

01

Jul

Why yes, I am always going to reblog this scene. Tilda Swinton as a vampire!

(Source: humsin)

skeletalroses:

It’s always kind of a sad day in a Goth’s life when you realize you’re not excited by Dracula adaptations, you live in fear of them.

So, so true. And so very sad. 

30

Jun

hiddleslokid:

Adam is like… Gomez Addams.

(from “Only Lovers Left Alive" deleted scenes)