Dark Jane Austen Book Club
I love this idea! Sarah and Veronica post and organize a club of dark-minded people who happen to also love reading Jane Austen and related literature. In February 2015 they're reading "Sanditon" and in March they'll read "She" by H. Rider Haggard.
Here's a group I'm really excited to join! Goths share their macabre kitchen creations, love of cooking, and express their creativity through entertaining. A cozy group with just around 180 members.
Another cozy little Facebook group, for people raising baby bats and kindergoths. Alternative parents are also welcomed here.
Victorian Post-Mortem Photography
This Facebook group devoted to the history of Victorian post-mortem photography has over 2500 members.
This group is for coordination and community for the Dorian's Parlor event in Philadelphia. The group page is also a great way to find out about cool events and nightclub nights in the area.
DARK LINKS AND RESOURCES:
This is a dark and gothic fantasy page, with lots of beautiful photo reposts of dark fantasy, gothic jewelry and fashion.
Gothic Revival Houses
Architecture buffs may enjoy looking through this curated list of Gothic Revival styled houses that have come up for sale. I'm not shopping for a new house any time soon, but I enjoy looking through these from time to time. I don't want to particularly live in Nebraska, either, but this house takes my breath away!
Gothic & Victorian Clothes
Nearly 10,000 people have signed up to see this page's daily posts on gothic fashion.
In the Name of Goth
This Facebook page is a great place to find out about dark and gothic communities online. Just today they've been posting several links per hour to other Facebook pages and resources. The one thing I don't like though is how often they post unattributed dark fantasy art or goth photos and don't credit the original source or mention where one could see more art like it.
Ministry of Goths
This page shares mostly links and beautiful photographs to dark photographers, gothic and alternative models, and reposts from other pages specializing in gothic alternative fashion photoshoots.
DARK AND GOTHIC MUSIC:
The Council of Days
A one-man gothic rock band from Alabama. The debut album is "Dark Night of the Soul."
An industrial/hard dance "hard style" band from Nevada. May be a little too "metal" for Darklinks readers, but check it out just in case the music calls to you anyway.
This is a Joy Division covers band from New Zealand. You can watch a 15 minute interview with them here.
An "electro noire pop" band from San Francisco, with a female vocalist. Check out their Last Scene video.
This goth band from Australia describes their sound (I assume tongue in cheek?) as "Tropical goth." I love the female vocalist's voice! I'm excited to hear, via their Facebook page, that they're currently in the studio.
The Attic Shoppe
This Etsy shop is run by artist Bethalynne Bajema's aunt. Its tagline is "A family of artists who embrace fantasy & celebrate autumn year round!" Items for sale here include the gorgeous Isidore neo-Victorian Tarot, the Sepia Stain Tarot deck, a gorgeous book on The Dark Fantasy Art of Bethalynne Bajema, plus other fabulous art prints and art books.
This Pennsylvania-based shop sells gorgeous hand-painted corsets. There are some Harry Potter and Dr. Who themed corsets, but Darklinks readers will most likely prefer the Hellraiser lament configuration corset, the ouija board underbust corset and the Edward Scissorhands underbust corset.
Here's a nice little gothic jewelry store, based in Illinois. They could really probably use a new logo redesign (it looks like a 1990s era website) but they sell adorable rings, earrings, and other jewelry pieces. There's a few steampunk items, skulls and spiders, vampires and some Halloween themed pieces too.
My favorite item here is this filigree bat necklace.
Patched Jester Creations
This LA-based shop sells gorgeous steampunk, fantasy, and dark clothing. Some of the garments here are based on Tarot cards, such as this stunning Hermit gown. There are some delightfully unusual pieces here - I'm sure you'll enjoy browsing this store!
Poison Apple Print Shop
This shop sells occult themed prints, T-shirts, patches, cards, and stickers. I see a lot of occult stuff on the Net all the time, and I really like how unusual the stuff here is. The artist behind the designs is Adrienne from Pennsylvania.
My favorite thing for sale here is the Sea Witch T-shirt.
This steampunk accessories and jewelry shop is based in Florida. There are lockets, rings, pendants, watches, and tie tacks. Lots of fabulous things to look over.
Despite my intense dislike of spiders, I have to admit that my favorite thing here is this steampunk tarantula brooch.
GOTHIC REGIONAL RESOURCES:
Gothic Society of Ontario
A community for goth denizens of Ontario, Canada. Events and info on local happenings.
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