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Desktop Goodies 11/27

Posted in absurd, art, clothing, comics, craft, humor, retro, sci-fi, sea, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone have these toys?
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Inbread people…
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This is an excellent shop concept because it enables you to shoot the people who disturb your reading without making extra store stops.
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“BURST WITH THE TERROR OF A BREAKUP!” You better believe I’ll be turning this into a sympathy greeting card if my friends ever need it…but I hope they don’t.
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Ah, I knew it. See you in hell.
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This makes me cry like the ASPCA commercials. I want to rescue every one.
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Pretty much the greatest photo of all time:
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Love this rare art nouveau piece, complete with giant fish.
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A bookstore sign in the Netherlands. Amazing…
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Time to bundle up for winter! I’m always freezing. I don’t know how I’ve lived without a knit Facehugger in the winter.
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I’m never going to be part of Tinder culture…but this would be useful in real life if it were possible.
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Gorgeous painting by Megan Buccere.
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Great advice!
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Jacqueline Gallagher

Posted in art, undead with tags , on November 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jacqueline Gallagher skillfully mixes vivid beauty with a sense of revulsion in her lovely ladies (and animals) of the undead persuasion.

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She states:
I’m painter of Zombies and the Disturbed. Or Disturbed Zombie Painter…I forget which. These figures are contractions, beautiful and grotesque at the same time.

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They float through their worlds driven by craving, vanity, and addiction, caught in moments of comedic indulgence. They put themselves on display for the world as their bodies and minds slowly decay. This is how I see myself and most everyone around me. We are the Dead Living, but we sure do look good.

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The paintings above are done in oil, but here’s a random bonus selection from the pencil/gauche section! Isn’t he great?
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Halloween Countdown: Vincent the Vegetable Vampire

Posted in absurd, halloween, music, music video, retro, undead with tags , , , , , , , on October 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I urge you to drop everything and watch the inimitable Morgan Freeman in the role of a vegetarian vampire (he starred in The Electric Company 45 years ago). Within 10 seconds, you’ll realize the combination deadpan delivery and exaggerated vaudevillian charm is nearly impossible to describe…but utterly fantastic.

I’ve actually never seen this show. Has anyone watched it?

Halloween Countdown: Tupa’s Treasures

Posted in art, halloween, undead with tags , , on October 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Artist Christopher Tupa is posting a new piece of full color Halloween art every day for the entire month of October.

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Some of them are zombified versions of his friends…which I love.
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See the rest at Tupa’s Treasures.

Halloween Countdown: Ghost Nails

Posted in body decoration, halloween, undead with tags , , on October 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This three dimensional Halloween nail art is delightfully subtle. But once you see it…wow. I love how well she articulates the tiny hands.

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PiggieLuv posts a video tutorial on how it’s done:

Halloween Countdown: Body Electric

Posted in body decoration, halloween, makeup, undead with tags , , , on October 13, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Believe it or not, Body Electric is the work of an “amateur bodypaintress.”

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These neon zombie vixens are some of the most eye catching body paint work I’ve ever seen.
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Seriously, imagine showing up to a Halloween party painted Body Electric style. Who could look away?
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This girl definitely has a bright (*groan* pun intended) future in body art, if she chooses! And I hope she does.
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Halloween Countdown: Desktop Goodies #1

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, bats, cats, comics, craft, day of the dead, dolls, ephemera, halloween, horror, macabre, monsters, photography, sculpture, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Don’t know the origin of this, but I love the extra written touch.
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This kid’s face is not exactly what I’d call “joyful.” At least the trees are happy.
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Awesome.
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A very intricately done Day of the Dead hanging bat!
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This seriously looks like she’s wearing her sister’s skin.
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A little macabre for a greeting, no (that pumpkin is crying actual tears while getting murdered). What’s with the gleeful spectators? Is this some kind of Gladiatorial event for squash and…elves?
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The source said this is a real Victorian postmortem, but I have trouble believing it’s not doctored. Still…maybe the photographer was just really, REALLY late.
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Gorgeous custom Monster High doll!
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I wish this item hadn’t been taken down for sale/display. I would’ve done a feature post on the crafter of this fine wooden witch carving.
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At first it looks like a strange pose, but my black cat Dr. Morbius does this gravity defying move all the time.
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So long kiddies…pleasant dreams…
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Halloween Countdown: Creepy Makeup

Posted in body decoration, halloween, horror, macabre, makeup, monsters, skulls and skeletons, undead with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This is not your average Halloween makeup. Are you ready to see some stellar skills and masterful makeup illusions?

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The effect itself is great, and I imagine it must be extra surreal to see the human mouth talking within this design.
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Brilliant use of an add-on prosthetic chin!
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Wow…
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See a few more at the Source

Halloween Countdown: Ghost Church

Posted in halloween, installations, undead with tags , , on October 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

St. George’s Church in the Czech Republic, constructed in 1352, has been abandoned since the 1960’s since the locals felt it was a bad omen when the ceiling caved in during a funeral. Yet its pews are populated with shrouded ghostly figures.
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Although it would’ve made a great story if these pious undead had appeared spontaneously, they were actually commissioned as an installation.
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“The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday,” says the artist Jakub Hadrava, a third year sculpture student. “I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.”
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The installation was designed to attract tourism and help garner funds to restore the church. I’d certainly pay a visit if I could.
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Halloween Countdown: Top 100 Classic Horror Movies

Posted in film, halloween, horror, monsters, undead with tags , , , , on October 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Welcome to this year’s SWS Halloween Countdown! I thought I’d get things going with a fantastic IMDB list of the Top 100 Classic Horror Movies.

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This list covers some excellent classic AND obscure titles, many of which I hope to re-watch this season (I’ve seen about 95 out of 100 on this list, which I’m not sure should be a point of pride or embarrassment…so we’ll call it “alignment with my own passions.”).

How many have you seen? What are your favorites?