"Boats in the Harbour at Evening," Caspar David Friedrich, 1828.
Friedrich (1774-1840) is a favorite of mine for his hugely atmospheric, Romantic, and sometimes Gothic, landscapes. His work is often used as book covers for various Romantic/Gothic reprints. His body of work is worth checking out, I say.
From the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
Somehow Ravens and roses make the perfect combo! Hope you enjoy this one new to my bird collection:)
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Every now and then my mind wonders to strange places, hope you enjoy this one called "Raven Reincarnation!
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While academic research has been focused on various releases of The Mummy (1932, 1959, 1999, and 2017), there has not been a singular scholarly text devoted to the film franchise. The recent “Brenaissance” in Fraser’s film career and the film’s anticipated 25th anniversary in 2024 make it an appropriate time to celebrate and re-evaluate…
#toplessTopics / #CeriGotGame now #livestreaming! Gonna get my arse kicked with more #LiesOfP - the #gothic #steampunk #soulslike (aka similary to #darkSouls or #Bloodborne or #EldenRing ) #videogames that's got me obsessed!
"NSFW" streams T/F 12-2pm pst at
It’s that time of the year again.
The calendars are now in my shop. This is the best quality print we’ve had so far and I’m really proud of them. They are A4, ring-bound, month-to-view calendars with my best twelve drawings of the year. If you’d like one follow the link, although if Gloucester or Cheltenham friends want to approach me directly, I can sell you one without you having to pay for postage.
Coming soon—available to preorder
POEMS BY A LADY
by Helen Craik
Ed. by Rachel Mann & Patrick Scott
The poetry of Helen Craik (1751–1825), #Gothic novelist & friend of Robert Burns, was long thought lost. The rediscovery of her manuscript Poems by a Lady (1790) invites a fresh evaluation of her life & work
Not going to post any obscure goth bands today - I've had this song by SPA stuck in my head as an earworm, so you shall too :neocat_evil: :gothsparkleheart:
Used AI image processing and some manual retouching to recover a heavily compressed 320 x 240 pixels video frame from an early-generation digital camera.
The video frame shows me and my wife, only a couple of years younger than we are now. 😉 We were preparing for a night out to a Gothic Industrial music event in Amsterdam.
More photo restorations can be found here:
"In Flanagan's version, Roderick Usher (Bruce Greenwood), the head of the Fortunato pharmaceutical company, sits in a ruined mansion that’s a reflection of his fortunes. His company is under investigation for pushing a highly addictive opioid on the market, his children are dead, and he’s got no one left to talk to but investigator C. Auguste Dupin (Carl Lumbly)."
Pharma Clan Go Gothic, Vex Opioid Crisis in 'House of Usher' Twist
There’s a lot to look forward to from the Gothic Dispatch. For you, I mean. All the future brings for me is dread.
Later this week, I’m finally returning to England to cross some well-known (and lesser-known) sights off my list. Dispatches to follow over the next few months.
And in October, the dispatch that inspired me to launch the blog in the first place – exploring Paris from a very unique perspective…
More soon but, in the meantime, thanks for being here.
I really loved this #movie #adaptation! #DevrimLingnau puts on a truly enchanting performance as the titular character. Her first scene with #HannahRae (Laura) was surreal and subtly unsettling. Absolutely masterful performance and cinematography.
After a lot of back-and-forth over the book's focus, I finally got the first chapter written for 'Nightshade's Emporium'. It'll be good to balance the darker and more dramatic (and ghoulish) plots of the other books under the 'Grotesqueries' heading with dry humor as well as a contemporary setting.
So yay, progress!
#Goth: A History by Lol Tolhurst review – the dark is rising
#gothic #music #culture
Hey, ich bin Chris 🙋♂️
Zeit für mein #neuhier
Ich freue mich grade über eine interessante und weniger wütende Alternative zu FB. 😊
Ich bin vor einem Jahr aus Schwaben an die Ostsee gezogen und arbeite in HH.
#tierrechte war auch auf der Straße aktiv für Tiere.
#wingchun habe ich im Süden lange trainiert
Spiele #Schlagzeug seit ich Dinge greifen kann
#lesen #Computerspiele #joggen
und würde mich über Termine für #Metal #Gothic #Konzerte freuen.
🔥🐱 Behold the 'Purrfectly Hellish' #Gothic #Queen of Meow! This #cat - #human #hybrid reigns supreme under a moonlit #throne in the #underworld . #Buy this #unique #NFT #art and help us do some 'good' in #hell. Proceeds go to #charity . It's not your typical #caturday it's NFTurday! 😈🌕
Se acerca Halloween 🖤 y aquí os dejo mi diseño de miércoles addams 😊🖤
#art #halloween #terror #gothic #ArtMatters #MastoArt #artist #digitalArt #FanArt #artwork #books #bookstodon #BlackMastodon #News #twittermigration #twitter #cine #series #artistsonmastodon
The first danse macabre appeared in Paris between 1424 and 1425 – on the back wall of a charnel house in Holy Innocents’ Cemetery.
Unfortunately for this gothic traveller, the site is better commemorated as the location where King Henry IV was assassinated. (Ironically, it’s his assassination that led to the piece’s destruction.)
Image source: Theodor Josef Hubert Hoffbauer, public domain
It's almost October, which means it's almost time to start my annual re-read of one of my all-time favorite books, A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER by #RogerZelazny. With 31 chapters, one for each day of the month, it is a fantastic mash-up of creepy seasonal goodness wrapped into a compelling story, a kind of literary advent calendar for #Halloween.
"And #God called the light day and the darkness he called night
And God saw everything that he had made and behold it was good
And God created man
And man created machine and machine...
Machine created music
And machine saw everything it had created and it said - behold" :blobcat:
Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song - VNV-NATION remix
Decided which of my old tunes to revamp first! Its title has taken on new connotations since 1997 but I am keeping it anyway.
The higher you climb, the further there is to fall…
Join me on the Gothic Dispatch blog as I look beneath the imposing exteriors and discover the cracked foundations of gothic architecture. Wander through the remains of once-proud castles and the families that crumbled with them. And dig up the true and terrible stories behind monuments lost or overlooked.
The full collection is available on the blog.
“If we get to the end of the course… we shall become just like them. And we shall speak their language. Then we’ll take revenge.”
It turns out the real you is a quilt, made up of the light and the dark. The life you’ve lived in sunshine and your shadow life, stretching underneath the surface of your mind like a deep underwater world, exerting invisible power. You are a living, breathing story made up of the moments in time you cherish, all strung together, and those you hide. The moments that seem lost. Until the day they’re not.
Sometimes you catch something specific like the screams & cries of people trying to hold on to each other before they're swallowed into other, bigger noises. This is what it sounds like when the world ends.
The girl so far had remembered nothing of her experiences on the Rock; nor, in Doctor McKenzie’s opinion or that of the two eminent specialists from Sydney and Melbourne, would she ever remember. A portion of the delicate mechanism of the brain appeared to be irrevocably damaged.
“Like a clock, you know,” the doctor explained. “A clock that stops under a certain set of unusual conditions and refuses ever to go again beyond a particular point.”
Something was eating away at the back of my brain. Girls. Dominant narratives. Sex. Death. Arthur Miller. Ann Putman sitting invisible right in the middle of history.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/l8eoGjkOX-A
Poor things, she thought - do they have to spend all this energy just to surround me? It seemed pitiful that these automatons should be created and wasted, never knowing more than a minor fragment of the pattern in which they were involved, to learn and follow through insensitively a tiny step in the great dance which was seen close up as the destruction of Natalie, and far off, as the end of the world.
They had all earned their deaths, Natalie thought…
This will be "Part 2," in a way, adding to my Halloween Countdown of 2021. But I wasn't on Mastodon on 2021, so I'm sharing those countdown posts now to get you in the mood! My October posts this year will feature all new recommendations and quotes representing different works than those in this thread. I hope you enjoy this!
CW: Death, ghosts, and other dark subjects
Here is a painting made by one of my amazing artist friends named Muai, this one is perfect for the upcoming Halloween season, the title of this one is 'Apparition'. It's a nice large size, a really fine piece of gothic artwork. Anyone who is interested in this one, please contact me, it is affordable!~ #art #arts #artlover #artlovers #supportthearts #supportlivingartists #painting #paintings #artforsale #artfinder #handmade #artmarket #artfinder #goth #gothic #ghost #ghosts #supernatural
Don't usually do the hard sell here but bizarrely Etsy is covering a £5 off of orders over £25+ for this weekend only (ends Sunday eve) so head over to my shop - https://blockforest.etsy.com - if you want a little discount.
Offer is open to buyers in UK, USA and Canada only (etsy's rules - not mine).
I don't usually do sales so this as good as it gets!
So, I guess I finally should make the #introduction post -- no, really. Especially, today is the last day of my current vacation, so now or never.
[If you can speak German 🇩🇪 with me, please do this - I had no chance to learn the language in my family because of damned #soviet #communist rule and its nationalistic repressions, but I really intend to combat this issue.]
Voluntarily #Lutheran ✝️ .
#Paranoid. Enthusiastic about #XMPP, #Jami and similar privacy-aware stuff, as well as about reviving of some unfairly forgotten technologies like #Gopher and #RSS (yes, I intentionally put them in one line - maybe a bit sarcastically, but still sadly).
#DYI at home 🛠️ .
#Filmphotography 🎞️ and #photography 📷 in general. #Biking 🚲 (currently without a bike -- left in Ukraine), #hiking ⛺ , #rafting 🛶 (proudly with travels along 10 rivers in UA on a rubber boat with a friend), #stargazing 🔭 🌌 (currently suspended - the #telescope left in UA, the #binocular donated to Territorial Defense Forces of #Kyiv).
A partially related pic for visual pleasure and attention attraction.
Launched as an #InternetRadio station in Feb ‘21 from #Scotland, #RavensCaveRadio plays an extensive playlist of international artists and various rock #music genres incl. #classicrock #metal #alternative #progressive #psychedelic #postpunk #darkwave #indie #gothic #NeoCelticfolk #Paganmetal and #Norse to name a few…
🎧 Listen LIVE on https://www.RavensCaveRadio.com
"Grotesque Gargoyle Face" by James DeFazio
Prints and more available at:
Here is my list:
Fantasy Fantasy IX
Fantasy Fantasy X
Life is Strange
Life is Strange Before the Storm
Black Desert Online
#ffix #ffx #ragnarokonline #lifeisstrage #gothic #gothic2 #bdo #blackdesert #eveonline #eldenring #gaming #xbox #pcgaming #playstation #mmorpg #mmo
read all about it and def go check out Shannon's work from the link below. fedi collabs rule!
'um "ominously sexual" like you don't know where this is going foreboding music is playing...'
Makes me think of the archetypal gothic/mystery/romance/thriller/horror novel convention of "Women running from a house":
Broadcasting your favourite #rock + #pagan anthems to satisfy your desires 7.
Launched as an #InternetRadio station on 1st February (Imbolc) ‘21 from #Scotland, #RavensCaveRadio play an extensive playlist of international artists + various rock music genres incl. #classicrock #metal #alternative #progressive #psychedelic #postpunk #darkwave #indie #gothic #NeoCelticfolk #Paganmetal + #Norse to name a few…
🎧 Listen LIVE on https://www.RavensCaveRadio.com
Ich war heute bei einem Community-Treffen im #Gothic Shop Nyctophilia in #Hamburg. Sehr sympathische Menschen, interessante Gespräche, sie haben u.a. eine Leseecke & sehr gemütliche Sitzrunde.
Der Laden ist außerdem ein Safe Space, ein Schild am Eingang verkündet: Rassismus, Queerfeindlichkeit und andere menschenverachtende ismen haben dort keinen Platz.
Ich freue mich schon auf den nächsten Community-Treff
(am 2. Samstag im Monat, 15 bis 19 Uhr).
#Introduction for a new server.
I've been on the Fediverse since October 2022, and I've greatly enjoyed the camaraderie and excellent musical taste of the metal community here. So it was time to join @metalhead.club.
I'm a long-time metal fan (I remember when Quiet Riot's Metal Health broke through the mainstream top 10 charts), now exploring the bands and sub-genres I've missed over the years.
I’m primarily active on my Mastodon account, but I’ve been curious about Calckey, so plan to use this account to get a better feel for it.
Here’s my #introduction / #introductions post:
Hi! I’m Michael, but can frequently be found online as “djwudi”.
Grew up in #Alaska, now exist just south of #Seattle most of the time.
Currently work in #HigherEducation #accessibility as the #AccessibleTechnology Program Manager at Highline College.
I’m a #ScienceFiction / #SciFi fan. #StarTrek is my home fandom, and I volunteer for @firstname.lastname@example.org, a local regional fan-run con.
I read a lot of SF #books. Trek novels are my go-to “comfort food”. I’m slowly working my way through all the #HugoAward Best Novel winners, and every year read all of the nominees for the #PhilipKDickAward before the annual award ceremony at Norwescon.
Speaking of the #PhilipKDickAwards and #Norwescon, starting this year, I am the PKD Award liaison for Norwescon. This means I’ll be overseeing the award ceremony and working with nominated authors and their agents as we invite them to attend the ceremony.
I’m one of the many Seattleites who “used to be a #DJ”. For me, it was about a decade in #Anchorage in the late ‘90s/early ‘00s, primarily at The Lost Abbey and Gig’s Music Theatre. Focused on alternative genres: goth/industrial/synth pop/ebm/techno/etc.
Though recently on the pandemic-induced fringes, I try to be part of the #SeaGoth (Seattle #goth / #gothic) community whenever possible. Used to hang out at The Vogue (on 12th), and am currently looking forward to getting back to the Mercury…eventually.
#Apple #macOS / #iOS user by choice, Windows user if paid.
Oh, and: 50, white, cis, male, statistically straight, healthy, white-collar employed, not rich but comfortably not poor, married, homeowner, neurotypical (as far as I know). In other words, living with a lot of #privilege that I try to be aware of and use for good.
#IDIC - #LLAP - 🖖🏻
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Online. 26th-27th August. All day to hit different time zones. Talks recorded so you don't miss anything. Get discounted tickets for the first month.
Just completed a new reduction print and another in the postage stamp style (might be a wider series - not sure yet).
'King Baphomet' was printed from a single block that was first carved and printed in a fiery gradient, then carved again and printed in black, and then a final carve and print to add all the gold details. #baphomet #goat #linocut #linogravure #popmembers #graphicdesign #satan #printmaker #printmaking #illustration #darkart #gothic #horrorart