Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weird, Bizarre, and Unexpected


A wonderful TV show called Tales of the Unexpected, created by Roald Dahl, was one of my childhood favorites. I love the twisted endings and dark humor.

This week's Web-find Wednesday is an online magazine that reminds me of that show: Weird Tales Magazine. With its bizarre artwork, creative fan fiction, and little-known facts, I've quickly become a fan.

Weird Tales Magazine

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

O Death


The Funeral of Shelley by Louis Édouard Fournier
Today's Web-find Wednesday is all about the dearly departed. These are some of the fantastic sites I ran across this week while researching death rituals for my work-in-progess.


1. Those crazy Victorians are at it again. It's hard to believe that people once wanted a mold of a dead loved one's face. Here's a great post I found on Victorian death masks:

http://onelondonone.blogspot.com/2010/10/macabre-look-at-death-masks.html


2. This one is a little more disturbing and realistic than I can handle. The macabre practice of photographing the dead:

http://scribol.com/anthropology-and-history/memento-mori-victorian-photographs-of-the-dead


3. And from the Americas, the rituals of Voodoo, because there ain't
no party like a zombie party: The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

http://www.voodoomuseum.com