“The time has come,” the Walrus said,

“To talk of many things:

Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–

   Of cabbages–and kings–

And why the sea is boiling hot–

   And whether pigs have wings.”

“The Walrus and The Carpenter” ~ Lewis Carroll ~

Devilishly designed and developed, written and evilly edited by

Tim

Allo,,, back again, didja miss me? What? Why? Why am I back to disturb your digestion? Simple really…

Tell ’em Sidney…

“There were times,

I´m sure you knew

When there was but – but

Wot fuckall else to do,”

 

Good evening viewers,
I was planning to make this a black tie event but… I don’t have a black tie…
So, I thought I’d pop in and annoy the living fuck outta everyone again, share some music, share some thoughts, share some news from around the place, have a “weekly biatch” and make some purely personal deep and meaningful observations about shit that I have been privileged to see lately… sound fair? Good, well, off we go then…

Mwahahahahahahahahahahaha…!!! EPIC LEO…!!!

Tell me, do you sometimes sit in front of ye olde computer, or go to a “Vampyre Ball”, attend some other offline function connected with, or somehow influenced by the modern Vampire culture and find yourself thinking, “FUCK ME BACKWARDS… I’m actually EMBARRASSED to be associated with this culture”.? I guess it happens to all of us at one time or another… times when it makes about as much sense as buying lamb kidneys to make beef stroganoff…

What do you do when it happens to you?

 

Okayyyyyy, let’s just chill for a minute or two and see what my esteemed Research Director has for us this time… 

Oh yeah… NEW JERRRRRRRRR-SEY…!!! Are you reading, over?

September in
The Iron Garden

Get It On…!!!

Friday, Sept 28th – 9PM Sharp!

 

Not in NJ? Oh, that’s a shame… what about *drumroll*

AUS-TINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN, come on dowwwwwwwwn…!!!

 

“Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are … and join all the creatures of the night, while perusing the macabre wares of local artisan Vampires, Witches, Werewolves and other Supernatural Beings.”

A Seance will be hosted by “Austin Mediums” at 10pm in the Seance Room Inside The Glass Coffin.

Wooooooooh… spooky shit dudes and dudettes… if you never experienced a seance first hand, check it out yeah?

Image source: The Glass Coffin

Heyyyyy, wait one cotton pickin’ minute… weren’t these Talamasca peeps, like, not so good to the poor ol’ vamps in QotD??? 

Talamasca: The Dark Gifts Market

Public · Hosted by The Glass Coffin: Vampire Parlour

Saturday, October 13 at 6 PM – 11 PM

Ohhhhhh… I see…

…and one more juicy tid-bit for y’all;

“If you are in NOLA, don’t miss this. I had the honor of being able to read this book a few months ago …. if you are an avid Dracula fan you will love this prequel …”
~ Lady M ~

Tuesday, October 9 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Garden District Book Shop

2727 Prytania St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Hosted by Garden District Book Shop

OI, lookit, I reckon the drummer looks just like Ozzie Osborne…!!!

Nyuk… nyuk… nyuk… sweet dreams kiddies…!!!

Alright, let’s check the fuckin’ noise for a minute… there’s something that really needs paying attention to – YET AGAIN. Now this week, we have a “Guest Biatch” – that’s right, a special guest ‘Biatch’…

Johnny Rotten (A.K.A. John Lydon)
Img. source: AllMusic



Yeah, a VERY fitting song for us today…

Posted on July 7, 2012… remember that do ya?
“Bigotry in a Marginalized Minority Community – Vampires and Human Rights”

A wonderful editorial by Lady Elzie Roze. Now some might think that, “Yes, we’ve developed beyond that now, we’re past all that stuff that was going on back then…!”

BULL-PISSING-SHIT…!!! No more than four days ago (9/9/18 to be precise) we were privileged to witness one of the most blatant cases of “bigotry” that has been perpetrated lately and it really leaves one wondering… “What, did we we just stumble onto the set of the latest Underworld movie???” 

Now there might be people out there, perhaps a very large number who think it’s okay to have an opinion… you’re right, it is okay to have an opinion BUT it is not fucking alright to ram that opinion in people’s faces in a public forum, hosted by someone else and be flagrantly dismissive and outright prejudiced to boot.

If you’re ready to do that shit you might as well go and put on a pair of big boots and start marching around yelling “RAHOWAR…!!!”there’s no fucking difference.

Prejudice, bigotry, racism, intolerance, self-superiority… all disgusting things that bring NO BENEFIT, make the person acting thus look like a prize dick and resolves absolutely nothing all while creating a lasting ill-will and impression that weakens the perpetrator’s position and cause for a long time.

NO ONE RESPECTS A BIGOT, end of story…!!!


So there… I said it…

Now, there is one more thing I’d like y’all to think about…

So, here’s what I think… next time you sit down to watch your favourite T.V. show, movie, or sit down at your computer set a kitchen timer for fifteen minutes and when it rings pause for a minute’s silence for the person that died while you were sitting there… 1 every 15 minutes.

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So who’s the best?

img. source: adapted from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”

Hey kids, c’mon, let your hair down… do somethin’ just for shits ‘n’ giggles – I know we all dig Vampire movies, I know we probably all groove out to Gary Oldman’s Draculea, or Kiefer’s masterful portrayal in The Lost Boys – Gimme a second of your time and let me know what you think about this… running through to October 30 inclusive…

WHO’S THE BEST VAMPIRE?

A little survey… really, only takes a second, 2 clicks and you’re done, no money down, no obligation, no memberships… serious…!!!

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Come join the revels

Vintage metal sign – zazzle.com

Presided over, called, written and edited by

T.

img. source: Web Design Library

As we all know there’s the “dayside” and the “nightside” – the majority of us are smart enough to keep the two separated. Why?

Because the “dayside”, like it has been here this week, is generally “Hell Week”… work, bills, mortgages, sundry expenses, school, studies, bosses, break-downs, break-ins and all manner of “breaks” shatter normality and make us think, “Just What the living Fuck do I do with this shit now???”

Then there’s the “nightside” – calm, quiet, soothing, undemanding and generally uncomplicated… well, as much as we care to make it anyway… is it any wonder we prefer the latter? Really?

BAH-fucking-Humbug…!!!

 

“Saturnus”
Polidoro da Caravaggio
Circa 16th cent.

“Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday. The Romans named Saturday Sāturni diēs (“Saturn’s Day”) no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens.[citation needed] The day’s name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag (Modern Dutch zaterdag) and Old English Sætern(es)dæġ and Sæterdæġ.[1] The day was also referred to as “Sæternes dæġe” in an Old English translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People.[2] In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen (“sun” + “eve” cf. dialectal German Sonnabend).[3]

Saturday is the Sabbath day of the Bible (Exodus 20:8; Luke 23:54-24:1) but also a day in which many people do leisure activities.”

See also: 

Sat·ur·na·li·a (satərˈnālyə/) noun

The ancient Roman festival of Saturn in December, which was a period of general merrymaking and was the predecessor of Christmas.

An occasion of wild revelry.

noun: saturnalia; plural noun: saturnalias

 

So, off to a “wild revel” with one of Australia’s iconic concert and party tracks… NO, it’s not that stupid “vegemite sandwich” song…!!! FUCK THAT…

…and yes, I agree, “No way, Get Fucked, Fuck off…!”

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahhahaha… throw that on at yer next party…!!!

Okies, where are we now? Let’s visit the research office and check on with our illustrious, and beautiful, GM and Chief of Research Lady M.

What have we this week…
Oh, yeah, one of our best friends… this is gonna be a cracker…

Come in Salem, Maaaaaaaassssssss…

YES… the delightful Dnash will be in Salem, Mass.

Something to get your teeth into Massachusetts…

*shuffle, shuffle, flip, shuff…*

Img. Source. – ‘Heart Painting’ by Janos Kerekes

A new studio for those of you in NOLA, a wonderful new artistic outlet… take a look at  the link and see the magic that is…

The Black Tulip Studio

Yessssssssss… I suppose there ARE worse things… 

Speaking of magic… here’s another one that came across our radar this week…

Necrosarium….

In their own words…
“NECROSARIUM is an independently owned Gothic and Lolita indies brand, based in the USA. NECROSARIUM’s design is focused primarily on roses. The brand has been alive since 2011 and has already been sold out of Tokyo and featured on Japanese Visual Kei artists as well as many models and makeup artists.”

img. source: Necrosarium

https://www.facebook.com/Necrosarium

http://www.necrosarium-official.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Necrosarium/

http://necrosarium.deviantart.com/


The wild hunt: Asgårdsreien (1872) by Peter Nicolai Arbo

“The Wild Hunt is a folklore motif (ATU E501) that historically occurs in European folklore. Wild Hunts typically involve a ghostly or supernatural group of hunters passing in wild pursuit. The hunters may be either elves or fairies or the dead, and the leader of the hunt is often a named figure associated with Woden (or other reflections of the same god, such as Alemannic Wuodan in Wuotis Heer (“Wuodan’s Army”) of Central Switzerland, Swabia etc.), but may variously be a historical or legendary figure like Theodoric the Great, the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag, the Welsh psychopomp Gwyn ap Nudd, biblical figures such as Herod, Cain, Gabriel or the Devil, or an unidentified lost soul or spirit either male or female.

Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. People encountering the Hunt might also be abducted to the underworld or the fairy kingdom. In some instances, it was also believed that people’s spirits could be pulled away during their sleep to join the cavalcade.

The concept was developed based on comparative mythology by Jacob Grimm in Deutsche Mythologie (1835) as a folkloristic survival of Germanic pagan tradition, but comparable folk myths are found throughout Northern, Western and Central Europe. Grimm popularised the term Wilde Jagd (“Wild Hunt”) for the phenomenon.”

img. source: istock

The Weekly Biatch…

 Yeaaas…

It’s been a couple of weeks hasn’t it so it’s time to put the “Biatch mask” on again… “Buckle up Spanky, here it comes…!!!

The conglomerate that is known, colloquially, as the “GVC” has had a long and illustrious history of uninformed, unformulated, un-supported and un-supportable comments slapped down on social media platforms but it does seem that we now have something bigger than the good ol’ opiod epidemic going on…

Inane, ignorant, baseless, stupid written comments dropped at popular watering holes around the place seem to be reaching an all time high and we SERIOUSLY need to start reviewing the I.Q. – and the E.Q’s – of some of the people we are actually putting up with in the name of “Everyone’s entitled to an opinion”.

Along with that, “Everyone’s entitled to…” et al, we really must realise that THERE IS NO FUCKING CURE FOR STUPID.

*eyerolls*, *facepalms* etc, etc. – WTF is that? Is that your way of saying, “Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t have two braincells to rub together to spark an original or informed idea, much less the E.Q. of a dead frog…!!!”

Then we have the, “I’m so fucking informed and brilliant I’m going to trash everything somebody else writes, OH, wait, unless I find out it’s actually based on the work of somebody I like” brigade – ODIN’s FUCKING BEARD… were you born a complete shithead or do you have to practice in front of a mirror???

Well, listen up “Ignorant Division” – KEEP IT IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR, KEEP IT OFF THE KEYBOARD and MOST OF ALL – KEEP IT TO YOURSELF DICKHEAD…!!!

‘Nuff Said

Whew… I feel so much better now… (yeah, I had to say it…!) What do you say King Maven?

 

img. source: iDownloadBlog

 

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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  1. Hoad, TF (ed), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1993), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-283098-8, p. 418a.
  2. Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Saturday, n. and adv., A. n.
  3. Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Sunnight n, (and adv.)”, with the note “also in the dative with adverbial force”Further refs:

Further refs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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