ivory-spirals:

Originally from Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 26: The Faceless Old Woman. [x] [x]

Bonus fly gif:

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Translation provided by profanedrseuss. <3

unrealitycw:


Old Woman Josie called to tell us that her Angel friends are saying that the deerskin suitcase is full of flies. 

skeezy demonic fly salesman
unglitched version here

unrealitycw:

Old Woman Josie called to tell us that her Angel friends are saying that the deerskin suitcase is full of flies

skeezy demonic fly salesman

unglitched version here

Beware readers. Nightvale Spam ahead for a project most of you will likely never see and which will almost certainly never see the light of day.

elisabethhewer:

I stole an apple some time after I was born.
Do you think of me when you eat crumble?
I think God probably does.
It’s quite funny, really. He had the perfect world
and he let me and a snake and an apple
uproot it in a single day.

I opened a box they’d told me not to.
To be fair to myself, they gave me to a man
I’d never met. I’d never really met myself.
(My lungs and blood and hair were clay, once.)
That box was the only sort of history I had.
Wouldn’t you want to know your own story?

I abandoned a daughter and a kingdom
and ran away with a Trojan man. 
It has been decided that I wanted to go.
Even I’m not sure if I did anymore.
They sent a thousand ships and said they were for me.
(Secret: Troy was the only woman they wanted.)

The moral they intend us to take away is that
women are responsible for all the evils in the world.
I’d suggest you make your own moral instead.

Mine is that a single woman can uproot
an entire world of men with the simple act
of eating an apple, opening a box, loving a prince. 

No wonder they use everything they’ve got
to keep us soft and pliant. 

elisabeth hewer

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hubedihubbe:

Young centaur getting used tries to get used to to a saddle bawawa

They have no names or anything I just baww this is a nice thing

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lackofa:

Batch of ‘centaur’ sketches with only one actual horse-butt in the lot, but eh close enough.
I think I got this phase mostly out of my system, whew. Good exercise in painting skin/fur and speedsketching though.

art-of-swords:

Two-Handed Sword

  • Dated: 1573
  • Artist/maker: unknown, German
  • Culture: German, probably made in Brunswick, Germany, Europe
  • Medium: (Blade) engraved steel; (hilt) pierced, filed, engraved, and blackened iron alloy; wood; leather; velvet; brass wire mesh
  • Measurements: overall: 1 feet 9 5/8 inches × 8 5/16 inches × 6 feet 4 13/16 inches, 10.3 lb. (54.9 × 21.1 × 195.1 cm, 4650g) Pommel: 4 5/8 × 7/8 × 2 5/8 inches (11.7 × 2.2 × 6.7 cm) Grip: 17 11/16 × 2 1/4 inches (44.9 × 5.7 cm) Quillons: 1 9/16 × 21 5/8 × 8 5/16 inches (4 × 54.9 × 21.1 cm) Blade: 4 feet 7 7/8 inches, 2 1/8 × 1/4 inches (141.9 × 5.4 × 0.6 cm)

Source: Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art

art-of-swords:

Ritual Axe

  • Dated: late 19th century
  • Culture: Tibetan
  • Medium: iron, gold, silver, black lacquer
  • Measurements: overall lenght 64.1 cm

The crescent-shaped axe head is decorated with bats amidst cloud scrolls framed by a geometric border and issuing from the jaws of a makara dragon. The shaft is decorated in silver, gilt and black lacquer with the bajixiang (the eight Buddhist emblems) reserved on a sectional wan ground between the faceted base and bats alternating with shou character roundels.

Source: Copyright 2014 © Bonhams

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Pre-Dracula Vampire Literature Masterpost Part I: pre-1880s - 1849

a-tundra-toadstool:

Before 1800

1800-1819

1820-1829

1830-1839

1840-1849

  • Der tote Gast (The Dead Guest) by Heinrich Zschokke (1840) [GoogleBooks] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
  • Upyr (The Vampire) by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1841) [Az.lib.eu - Russian] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
  • 'The Vampire” by James Clerk Maxwell (1845) [GoogleBooks] [Poemhunter.com]
  • Varney the Vampyre, or, The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rhymer (sometimes attributed to Thomas Preskett Prest) (1845-1847) [University of Virgina] [Project Gutenberg - Incomplete]
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] (not explicitly about vampires, although Heathcliff is accused of vampirsm)
  • "La Dame pâle" ("The Pale Lady," aka "The Carpathian Mountains"; "The Vampire of the Carpathian Mountains") by Alexandre Dumas and Paul Bobage, in Les mille et un fantômes (The Thousand and One Ghosts) (1849) [Project Gutenberg - French] [Wikisource - French] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]

Part II [x]

Adapted from this forum post. Original poster has not read all works listed, but has applied descriptive/helpful notes where possible.

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Pre-Dracula Vampire Literature Masterpost Part II: 1850 - 1897

a-tundra-toadstool:

1850-1859

1860-1869

  • Le Chevalier Tenebre (The Shadow Knight aka Knightshade) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1860) [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
  • "The Mysterious Stranger" by Anonymous (1860) [The Literary Gothic]
  • "The Cold Embrace" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1860) [GoogleBooks] [Gaslight]
  • "Les Métamorphoses du vampire" ("Metamorphosis of a  Vampire") by Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1860) [Fleursdemal.org - Multiple Translations]
  • Le Vampire Du Val-de-Grace (The Vampire of the Val-de-Grace) by Leon Gozlan (1861) [GoogleBooks - French] [Archive.org - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
  • Spirite: A Fantasy by Théophile Gautier (1861) [GoogleBooks] [Wikisource - French] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
  • La Vampire (The Vampire aka The Vampire Countess) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1865) [Project Gutenberg - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
  • La Ville-Vampire (Vampire City) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1867) [Archive.org - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)] (apparently features Gothic author Ann Radcliff as a vampire hunter)
  • "The Last Lords of Gardonal" by William Gilbert (1867) [GoogleBooks: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] [Gaslight]

1870-1879

1880-1889

1890-1897


Part I [x]

Adapted from this forum post. Original poster has not read all works listed, but has applied descriptive/helpful notes where possible.

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link-itsdangeroustogoalone:

Guys, I’m done. ^_^ I present a smiley little Mark. :) I’m sorry for the low quality. I’ll scan it tomorrow.

link-itsdangeroustogoalone:

Guys, I’m done. ^_^ I present a smiley little Mark. :) I’m sorry for the low quality. I’ll scan it tomorrow.

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thef0urthel:

You know that feeling when you’re just too stressed and everything is gray?
..But Mark is a person who can remind me that you just need to believe in yourself and keep going no matter what. After that everything becomes coloured and the mood gets better. Thank you, Mark, for all that you do for your subscribers. You are a true hero in my eyes! Deviantart

thef0urthel:

You know that feeling when you’re just too stressed and everything is gray?

..But Mark is a person who can remind me that you just need to believe in yourself and keep going no matter what. After that everything becomes coloured and the mood gets better. Thank you, Mark, for all that you do for your subscribers. You are a true hero in my eyes! 
Deviantart

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wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil; fairytales: beauty the good

Fairy tale characters fight off demons and monsters who come to take their homes. See Beauty the Wicked’s journey here.

(the truth is, he can turn back into a beast when it is necessary. they didn’t have much use for the ability at first; they lived a quiet life in a modest castle. sometimes it was nice to have him reach the top shelf of the library, or use his claws to cut a particularly tough rose bramble. but then the townspeople came to them, tearfully begging to save them from the demons who were eating their children. she doesn’t have his claws or fangs, but she whispers strategies to him, pours over ancient battle texts, picks up a sword.  she is his general.  when she sees the demons attacking the village children, she runs a hand over her growing belly and prays the baby has horns.)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil; fairytales: beauty the good

Fairy tale characters fight off demons and monsters who come to take their homes. See Beauty the Wicked’s journey here.

(the truth is, he can turn back into a beast when it is necessary. they didn’t have much use for the ability at first; they lived a quiet life in a modest castle. sometimes it was nice to have him reach the top shelf of the library, or use his claws to cut a particularly tough rose bramble. but then the townspeople came to them, tearfully begging to save them from the demons who were eating their children. she doesn’t have his claws or fangs, but she whispers strategies to him, pours over ancient battle texts, picks up a sword.  she is his general.  when she sees the demons attacking the village children, she runs a hand over her growing belly and prays the baby has horns.)

(via caducus)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls helping evil; fairytales: beauty the wicked

Fairy tale characters show their dark side and help demons take over their kingdoms.  See Beauty the Good’s journey here.

(their love didn’t save anyone.  when the demons came, they welcomed them into their castle of terror. she waters the roses with hints of blood and she kisses him with teeth.)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls helping evil; fairytales: beauty the wicked

Fairy tale characters show their dark side and help demons take over their kingdoms.  See Beauty the Good’s journey here.

(their love didn’t save anyone.  when the demons came, they welcomed them into their castle of terror. she waters the roses with hints of blood and she kisses him with teeth.)

(via caducus)

Here reside the mad and the mistaken. Here lie the images of a thousand dreams. Here are women and monsters, demons and damned. Here I sing a hundred songs meant to be heard by five, understood not even by me.

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