*white woman in a salon chair voice* I’M FEELING BRAVE TODAY
Season 3 didn’t go so well, Sam. Just saying.
The past month has been bleh, but hopefully I’ll be drawing more quality comics like this one in the near future.
I’m hooked on
drawing this idiota feeling
I interrupt my regularly scheduled metaing and SPN detective work to say that I really appreciate Jerry Wanek and Serge Ladouceur and all the people on the show who design, build, decorate, and light the sets as well as those who make the props. Look how pretty Lucifer’s Crypt was. And we only saw it for a few minutes. And what we saw was much darker than this….I’ve messed with the colors and settings to bring out all the cool details. Gorgeous!!
Photographer Benoit Lapray’s photo series, “The Quest for Absolute" focuses on the loneliness of famous superheroes, set in the beautiful, yet desolate landscape of the French Alps.
this is kinda beautiful
Asked by Anonymous
Oh my god I’m so glad you asked, I could talk about this for days.
One caveat, a number of these books are — by nature of being academic books — rather expensive to buy off amazon and hard to find in public libraries. That being said, if you have access to a research library or online research databases, most of them can be found easily online or through an inter-library loan program. Some of them can be found as PDFs through a google search.
some starting points:
- Monster Theory: Reading Culture ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen — a collection of essays that gives a good overview of monster theory and several very different, varied voices on the matter. Cohen’s essay “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)” is kind of a seminal essay on the topic and a great introduction, and it’s available for free here
- The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal — Skal is great, he also edited the Vampire anthology I’m using for my thesis, but “Monster Show” is focused more on American media in the 20th century, and how pop-horror reflected the political events of its time, from World War II to the Cold War to the AIDS epidemic.
- The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous ed. Asa Simon Mittman and Peter J. Dendle — Ashgate Research Companions are always a great place to start. This one’s another collection of varied essays on the subject including a lot of work on non-western monsters (there’s a great essay on Japanese monsters, and another really good one on Islamic monsters, among others). A personal favorite is Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock’s “Invisible Monsters: Vision, Horror, and Contemporary Culture” which works almost as a continuation of Cohen’s Seven Theses.
- Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters by Judith Halberstam — Halberstam is a gift. She looks at sexuality and gender in both nineteenth and twentieth century horror, approaching the monstrous body from both queer and feminist perspectives and Skin Shows works in the best of both worlds there. It’s a great read — I’m partway through it now and loving it.
Further than that, it really depends on what you’re interested in. I’ve got lists of books specific to the middle ages, to the Romantics, to contemporary stuff, and also lists for specific monsters (Frankenstein’s creature, giants, werewolves, medusa, mostly vampires as that’s what I’m specifically studying) so if you’re interested in any of those shoot me another message and I can make another list!
Hope this helps :)
actual plot twist: supernatural season 10 is now the folgers commercial
the supernatural fandom is reacting to castiel’s knee like he’s some victorian lady flashing us her ankle and i love it
Apparently my house theme is slowly becoming “Victorian Gentleman Serial Killer”. Bought all of this amazing stuff at The Gold Bug in Pasadena. NOTE: taxidermy monkey is a century old, NOT A NEW ONE. Also his tail looks like a dong.
The only thing that stops Anne and me from buying everything in Gold Bug is that we have stupid bullshit to deal with like “bills” and “food”.