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A Miracle, by Ms. Graveyard Dirt
It’s October fucking nineteenth and I still don’t have my Halloween altar up. Knowing it’d take a miracle to get my ass motivated I turned to the Universe last night and said “LOOK, IF YOU DON’T MAKE IT RAIN TOMORROW THEN I’M GOING TO BE OUTSIDE PICKING MOTHERFUCKING MUSHROOMS AND THAT EFFING ALTAR WILL NEVER GET FUCKING DONE”.
It’s been raining all goddamn day. Not even grey, dreary Scottish drizzle, but multiple sunshowers that suddenly burst forth in streaming sunlight that’s kept everything just wet enough from being workable. So no mushrooms, or berries, or roadkill, or planting garlic for me. I’m indoors building a momentary shrine to Our Lady Underground™ as She readies Herself for Her imminent reign.
It’s October fucking twenty-first and I still don’t have my Halloween altar up.
(Although I did plant my garlic today.)
I am made in God’s image.
(Into Eternity, Farah)
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In March, due to a natural phenomenon, temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia.
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come into these arms again
and lay your body down
the rhythm of this trembling heart
is beating like a drum
it beats for you, it bleeds for you
it knows not how it sounds
for it is the drum of drums
it is the song of songs
For there is in all the world no greater love than mine.
(Love Song for a Vampire, Annie Lennox)
"Then, I give you life eternal. Everlasting love. The power of the storm. And the beasts of the earth. Walk with me to be my loving wife, forever…."
Based on Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation as Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) is motivated more by romance than by bloodlust. He punctures the necks as a means of avenging the death of his wife in the 15th century, and when he comes to London, it is specifically to meet heroine Mina Harker (Winona Ryder), the living image of his late wife (Ryder plays a dual role, as do several of her costars). Anthony Hopkins is obsessed vampire hunter Van Helsing, while Keanu Reeves takes on the role of Jonathan Harker, and Tom Waits plays bug-eating Renfield. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was the winner of three Academy Awards. — Hal Erickson
Eiko Ishioka’s design for Dracula’s armor just manages to balance out Keanu Reeves’ “English” accent. It’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it; the opening of the movie’s incredible.
Movie Earworm: Love Song for a Vampire, by Annie Lennox
Full Soundtrack: http://tmblr.co/Zci-Wy1Tcsxv6
Wikipedia Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker’s_Dracula
IMDb Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103874/
YouTube Trailer: http://youtu.be/fgFPIh5mvNc
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Godmachine
The Coppolas version of Dracula has to be one of my favourite. The old school effects and stage like quality of the scenes make it a classic in my mind. I know Keanu is an arguable character in the film but lets not let that spoil it for us. I was thrilled to be asked my Fright Fest Originals to produce a poster for the film and try something beautiful instead of obvious. I hope I’ve succeeded.
Inktober #13: Nightmare in Chains
reblogged from wildinkbird
Some strong, creepy surreal imagery for the 13th is in order. Actually inspired somewhat by a dream I had last night; he’s one of my seldom seen dream muses but when he actually appears it’s intense. Not always nightmarish although he prefers to be called such, from irony or from something else I couldn’t tell you. Four hands always moving (although two of them you can’t normally see) and enough eyes to see through you, he stays chained to the subconscious realms where he is currently content to stay at.
“For there is in all the world no greater love than mine.”
— Annie Lennox, “Love Song for a Vampire”
01. “Dracula – The Beginning" 6:41
02. “Vampire Hunters" 3:05
03. “Mina’s Photo" 1:25
04. “Lucy’s Party" 2:56
05. “The Brides" 4:56
06. “The Storm" 5:04
07. “Love Remembered" 4:10
08. “The Hunt Builds" 3:25
09. “The Hunter’s Prelude" 1:29
10. “The Green Mist" 0:54
11. “Mina / Dracula" 4:47
12. “The Ring of Fire" 1:51
13. “Love Eternal" 2:23
14. “Ascension" 0:50
15. “End Credits" 6:42
16. “Love Song for a Vampire" (by Annie Lennox) 4:21
Full soundtrack graciously uploaded by Stribogh.
(Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Wojciech Kilar)
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Original art from The Last Unicorn by lead animator Tsuguyuki Kubo.
There’s just the tiniest hint of Molly in this Lady Amalthea. <3
6,000-Year-Old Temple with Possible Sacrificial Altars Discovered
A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine.
Built before writing was invented, the temple is about 60 by 20 meters (197 by 66 feet) in size. It was a “two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard,” the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists’ annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.
Inside the temple, archaeologists found the remains of eight clay platforms, which may have been used as altars, the finds suggested. Read more.
Ancestral excitement! Click through for photos of the temple and the artifacts discovered.
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Mythical Medicinal Mushroom Found Only in Old Growth Forest
by Kimberly Mok
Fungi are incredible organisms that are vital to the earth’s ecosystems. They assist in the bioremediation of poisoned soils and oceans, and are also a source of food, and even building material for us humans.
Some, like American mycologist and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, have famously asserted that fungi will save the world — no off-hand statement, coming from a man who has spent his life studying and promoting fungi and the end of “fungi-phobia” worldwide.
Historically, a wide range of mushrooms have been used in medicine, and there may be one mushroom that might hold the key to the future of medicine. For years, Stamets has been on the look-out for the agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis or Laricifomes officinalis, depending on the tree it grows on), a rare and endangered mushroom that grows only in old-growth conifer forests of North America and Europe…
(read more: TreeHugger)
photograph by Dusty Yao