Cemeteries, Funerals and Death:
Dark & Dreamy Cemeteries
This is a Facebook group, comprised of about 7500 members, all who can post to the page. That keeps it nicely busy and full of lovely cemetery pics.
This Facebook page posts photos of seldom seen graves. They haven't been posting much this year, so I normally wouldn't link to them, but thought you might enjoy scrolling through the past few years of cemetery photo posts.
It's Black Friday
Vendredi Noire blogs from her home in New Zealand. Recent posts include a Friday the 13th goth giveaway, Things Goths Never Say, and an epic goth wardrobe tour video where she lets us snoop in her closet! I can already tell I like her personality, grin. She's also in a band, Whores of Whitechapel.
My favorite discovery from this blog is the creepy artwork of Virgil Finlay.
The Little White Bat
Seb Mesnard's blog. Seb posts mostly about animation (not all of it dark) and cartoon artwork. Seb keeps track of, and celebrates, anniversaries, such as Hellboy's 20th birthday and the 20th and 30th anniversaries of Edward Scissorhands and The Goonies respectively.
Fairy Goth Mother
Fairy Goth Mother is a geek-themed artsy-and-craftsy coffee shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. They throw frequent events where crafty people can show up to drink coffee and work on projects together. The events aren't super dark, but this is a pretty cool resource to have for alternative folk in this part of the world.
I would be so excited to visit this Frankenstein-themed pub in Edinburgh, Scotland! It seems to be more of a sports bar than a hangout for goths or alternative folk. The menu doesn't make any attempt at speaking to the theme either. But check out the pics of the decor inside! Very cool.
This French doll artist creates some of the most intricately detailed and fabulously costumed art dolls I've seen. I cannot imagine how much time goes into creating them. Run a Google Images search on her name and prepare to be amazed.
This massive UK goth superstore sells hundreds of selections of goth, steampunk, punk and alternative clothing. They also carry shoes, black roses, masquerade masks, and hair falls. Your favorite goth/alternative clothing brand is probably sold here.
B.A.N. by Blake Alexander sells handmade, very unique spooky art masks. There are also a few pairs of demon horns on offer as well. My favorite piece here is Golden Inferno, but I wonder if it would be uncomfortable to actually wear. Perhaps I'd just display it.
Doll artists Lean and Jafet live and work in Barcelona, creating these one-of-a-kind BJD dolls. The store is named after the Russian fairy tale, "Vasilisa the Beautiful." Most of their dolls currently up for sale on Etsy are fantasy themed, not dark, but you might like taking a peek at them anyway.
Check out the "Le Catrina" doll in their Flickr gallery.
DARK NET RADIO:
Saturday Night, Stay at Home
This monthly radio programme is hosted by Michel from Disjecta Membra. He plays alternative and post-punk music from New Zealand and around the world.
Here's a very valuable resource for home haunters. Stop by the blog for articles and interviews of other home haunt enthusiasts, add their Twitter stream to your feed for near daily news and info on home haunting, view some Halloween haunt and costume videos on their Youtube channel, and check out their list of how-to videos they'll sell you access to.
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin