The Paris Library floods, 1910.
Working on a new “Annabel Lee” piece for the “Spirits of the Dead” show in Salem, MA next month!
by ilona joy
Just snorted into my soup.
We are survivors, you and I.
OH MY GOD THERE IS MORE NEW SLEEPY HOLLOW TOMOOOOOORROW!
I’ve missed this show! Glad it is back.
#this show took some turns down some suspect alleys along the way but #as manifestos go the ‘shared power’ theme running through this scene TAKES SOME F*CKING BEATNG #a giant ‘screw you’ to the Batman-esque Saviour complex running though most dude-focussed superhero franchises #’it’s me and only me who must save the helpless!’ vs ‘HERE TAKE THIS - AND USE IT TO SAVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS’ #you don’t hide power and hoard power and swoop in to impose your power on others to ‘save’ them #you share it #you teach it #’are you ready to be strong?’ #[i’m not crying YOU’RE crying] (via harrietvane)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
For more creepy stories and creative storytelling…
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson for a perfectly formed and utterly chilling story of family secrets.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness for the story a boy who is visited by a monster every night told in words and haunting illustrations.
In the Shadow of the Blackbirds by Cat Winters for another book that uses unsettling photos to tell a historical ghost story.
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a very dark fairy tale.
The Book of Lost things and A Monster Calls are both fabulous. Highly recommend.