Tuesday, September 16

The Terror of the Illustrations of Eloise Wilkin

Who want you to play with them forever and ever and ever....

The Night Before Christmas in Village of the Damned.

Looks like creepy Uncle Larry is coming over again!

Knitting a lovely little sack - out of veins stripped from the people whose souls she has consumed.

These pics came from this pinterest page, which all has different sources.
Learn more about Eloise Wilkin.

Saturday, September 6

Liebster x2 (Part 1) - Nova

So I got nominated for the Lovely Liebster award twice and I'm all "Hells yeah I'm going to respond!" Know why? Because sometimes other people's questions are more interesting than whatever I have on deck.
So the first was from Nova

1. What is your morning routine like?
 - I'd like to say getting up and getting going, but it's more staying in bed as late as possible, only half-asleep, bargaining with myself about what I can sacrifice to sleep for ten more minutes and then finally getting up and eating something and showering and leaving the house and always feeling rushed those last few minutes.

2. Where do you feel most creative? 
 - At the library, but I never actually create there. I just see so many wonderful books and all the ideas come rushing in. I feel inspired there.

3. What is a good piece of advice/words of wisdom you'd like to share with your readers?
 - "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke." (The point being, you gotta have a sense of humor, and sometimes just let it go; can't make everyone happy.) 

4. Describe your blog in ten words or less. 
 - Yes, you too can enjoy my thoughts - free of charge!

5. What is a controversial opinion you hold? 
 - I'm a liberal. In the US, right now, that's practically like tattooing a Hammer & Sickle on your forehead during the McCarthy era.

6. If you could learn everything there is to know about one subject what would it be? 
- Unfair. I would learn all the science. If I had to break it down, really, though, probably medicine, because the body is awesome and so gross. Dude. Is there anything better than googling weird bodily inflictions and feeling better that at least you don't have THAT?

7. If reincarnation was the true reality, what would you hope to come back as? 
 - A house cat in a good home. 

8. Have you ever played on a sports team? If so, what was the experience like? If not, what is your relationship like with sports?
 - I have never played on a team, except when forced in gym. I'm not a fan of sports because I REALLY suck at them - I can enjoy watching baseball. But when it comes to physical activity, I'm much happier being left alone.

9. Are you addicted to anything? 
 - Sugar. It's an honest to goodness problem for me. 

10. What are some of your favorite books? (I am always looking for recommendations!)
 - Oy. 
Um...How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu is wicked awesome. Read it.

11. How do you feel about getting older?
- This is an interesting question. I'm okay. My struggles with myself have very little to do with my age because I'm actually improving with time. Believe it or not, I'm much more confident now than I was in my teens and twenties. I have a better sense of humor, because I've been through so much shit that I can appreciate when something is just dumb, and I like that. I think I like aging. It doesn't bother me that I don't know the celebrities anymore, that I'm not in touch with the current music - because I don't care. My high school and early twenties were by no means my "glory years" so I don't feel like I'm losing something by losing touch with that - honestly, I was never truly in touch with it to begin with. 
I do enjoy observing the changes my body goes through - heartburn comes easier, my back gets sore easier, I can't survive on four hours of sleep anymore, I get buzzed from alcohol a lot quicker - and I kind of enjoy noting these changes almost like a scientific observer. In general, I think I like it. Also, there is a freedom that comes from being a woman in her thirties and beyond. It's almost like society has dropped certain expectations and you're free to just be yourself. 
Or maybe as you age, you've just learned to say "fuck 'em if they can't take a joke."