On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides

Oooh, pirates, zombies, and voodoo: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. Creepy? Sometimes. Inspirational? Yes, you may go out and commandeer a passing car in the name of Blackbeard, or turn your neighbor into a zombie to do your nefarious bidding. Overall it’s hard to completely explain how awesome this book is…if you have read other books by Tim Powers you probably understand. There’s voodoo, as mentioned, as well as zombie action, a bit of swashbuckling, creepy trips up strange rivers…wait a sec, some of the cover text will explain what you are in for far better than my ramblings:

A hunt for unearthly spirits with the aid of a mummified two-headed dog. A journey through the Florida swamps in search of the Fountain of Youth. A battle at sea with the Royal English Navy. An encounter with sunken ships crewed by zombies.

‘Nuff said.

All that pirate zombie stuff got me excited – and now I must link to The World Of Monkey Island! Say hi to LeChuck for me.

Welcome to Dark and Creepy

Spoooky, it’s the new Dark and Creepy site!

I just converted this site to a blog format and will actually be adding some content to it now, so stand by while I change stuff around.

This site is a place for me to point you in the direction of neat stuff, generally of a kinda dark and creepy nature. Think Tim Burton or Lovecraft or The Munsters or City of Lost Children…like that. Not so much Marilyn Manson or Texas Chainsaw Massacre…just kinda Dark and Creepy, like an October moonlit glade with some glowing eyes lurking ahead as opposed to a demented maniac chasing you down a dark alley. You get the point.

If you wanna guest post about something cool, or have something creepy and awesome I should post about, let me know!

Here’s the kinda stuff I thought of when I started this site:

  • dark and creepy pictures and art
  • resources for creaky freeps
  • maybe later a messageboard / forum
  • mentioning tea a lot (though that’s not really dark and creepy, eh? but i swear tea can make you 10 times as creepy, because you will have more energy)
  • dreams of darkness calling, falling through the stars
  • dark and creepy films like the tenant / kafka / city of lost children
  • especially creepy bands like 45 grave and danielle dax and strawberry switchblade and bauhaus and elfman / boingo / mystic knights
  • creepy spooky upcoming happenings
  • a section that accepts article submissions or artwork / music
  • awesome books that are dark and or creepy
  • an unhealthy fixation with h.p. lovecraft
  • maybe a couple computer game reviews if i am feeling particularly nerdy
  • tentacles sliding out of nocturnal wells to tickle your fancy
  • some of my own art and music because i am a creepy person
  • awkward steps in the night…worms, they slide away in fright
P.S. You can find me on myspace at myspace.com/airnlebus, my painting blog is at chromaticblack.com and my older site with stained glass and music and stuff is at spectralcreations.com.