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blackphoenixalchemylab:

++ HALLOWEEN 2014: THE PUMPKIN PATCH

No imp’s ears are available for Limited Edition scents.
Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial.

All limited edition scents are $23!

Last year, we held a pumpkin carving contest; the winning gourds are featured on this year’s Patch labels. A…

*glees*

Shopping List: Suck It!, Stage Blood, Pumpkin I… Maybe Graveyard Dirt Redux?

On a personal note

Work has been stressing me out a lot lately since there’s so much going on (FYI: putting on a journalism fellowship program is NOT a piece of cake!). Also, being a recently minted supervisor comes with a bigger set of responsibilities that I’m getting familiarized with as I go along, so it’s a tad overwhelming sometimes.

Also haven’t been getting nearly enough sleep, and exhaustion frays the ends of my sanity pretty quick. I need a day off badly; hopefully I can make it to Columbus Day.

Tonight I’m going to give myself lots of ME TIME, and go for a walk with the husband and the dog, do a little painting, watch Addams Family Values, have some wine and chocolate, and go to bed early.

gothiccharmschool
cheshirelibrary:

13 Signs You Might Be Living in a Gothic Novel
[via Barnes & Noble Book Blog]
If you’ve started to suspect that the drafty cathedral your family has called home for countless centuries may in fact be the setting of a bona fide gothic novel, here are 13 spooky ways to tell for sure:
1. Either there are no clocks in your house, or your house is filled with clocks…but they’re all set to different times.
2. Also, though you refer to it as “your house,” it’s actually one of the following: a dilapidated mansion, a moldering manor, or a crumbling castle with no plumbing to speak of. Also, the wind is always howling outside.
3. People around you are regularly tumbling dramatically down stairs and breaking all of their bones.
4. You can tell that things are starting to get kind of serious with the guy you’ve been seeing because he’s started talking about how you two are actually one person and how if you’re ever separated by death he will throw himself into your open grave and be buried alive with you. Also, you suspect that the two of you might be somehow related. Best not to dwell.
5. Flickering candles everywhere.
6. Three or more friends or family members have wasted away from mysterious fevers, but always looked great doing it.
7. Instead of watching TV, you plot revenge.
8. Every time you’re about to finally fall into bed with the long-term object of your obsession, a gust of wind ablows the French doors open, a candle gutters out, and one of you immediately begins to waste away from a mysterious fever.
9. Your living quarters are no great shakes, but you’ve noticed that going outside is somehow always a bad idea.
10. 20% of the meals served and eaten in your house are laced with some kind of drug or poison.
11. People are constantly being locked in their rooms or locking other people in their rooms without anybody ever batting an eye over it.
12. Most of the marriages of the couples around you were motivated by vengeance.
13. An attic without an insane person chained up in it for years just doesn’t have that lived-in feeling. Same goes for cellars, and the odd cupola.

cheshirelibrary:

13 Signs You Might Be Living in a Gothic Novel

[via Barnes & Noble Book Blog]

If you’ve started to suspect that the drafty cathedral your family has called home for countless centuries may in fact be the setting of a bona fide gothic novel, here are 13 spooky ways to tell for sure:

1. Either there are no clocks in your house, or your house is filled with clocks…but they’re all set to different times.

2. Also, though you refer to it as “your house,” it’s actually one of the following: a dilapidated mansion, a moldering manor, or a crumbling castle with no plumbing to speak of. Also, the wind is always howling outside.

3. People around you are regularly tumbling dramatically down stairs and breaking all of their bones.

4. You can tell that things are starting to get kind of serious with the guy you’ve been seeing because he’s started talking about how you two are actually one person and how if you’re ever separated by death he will throw himself into your open grave and be buried alive with you. Also, you suspect that the two of you might be somehow related. Best not to dwell.

5. Flickering candles everywhere.

6. Three or more friends or family members have wasted away from mysterious fevers, but always looked great doing it.

7. Instead of watching TV, you plot revenge.

8. Every time you’re about to finally fall into bed with the long-term object of your obsession, a gust of wind ablows the French doors open, a candle gutters out, and one of you immediately begins to waste away from a mysterious fever.

9. Your living quarters are no great shakes, but you’ve noticed that going outside is somehow always a bad idea.

10. 20% of the meals served and eaten in your house are laced with some kind of drug or poison.

11. People are constantly being locked in their rooms or locking other people in their rooms without anybody ever batting an eye over it.

12. Most of the marriages of the couples around you were motivated by vengeance.

13. An attic without an insane person chained up in it for years just doesn’t have that lived-in feeling. Same goes for cellars, and the odd cupola.

gothiccharmschool

I’d love to be a vampire. It’d be lovely to be a vampire, wouldn’t it? You’d get to be ancient and eternal, a creature of the night. And vampires get away with murder, quite literally.” — Tom Hiddleston

This was the first movie I’ve seen with Tom Hiddleston in it. Needless to say I enjoyed his performance and his character, Adam. He’s a good actor.

Adam is like the actual vampire version of Ville Valo.