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Lily Wight

     John Polidori (1795 – 1821) is best remembered as Lord Byron’s travelling companion and personal physician but his short story, The Vampyre (1819) is the first significant vampire tale in English Literature, following on from Lady Caroline Lamb’s less revered Gothic Novel, Glenarvon (1816).

     The Vampyre is rather prosaic and melodramatic for modern tastes yet its brevity and vital role in vampire mythology make it an essential read.  The Vampyre himself, Lord Ruthven, is the original frilly-cuffed brooding immortal; a character endowed with the dangerous dilettantism associated with the Romantic writers and artists who, for many, have come to define the tastes, fashions and attitudes of the Georgian era.  Ruthven’s style of vampirism bridges the gap between the demons and monsters of folklore and the modern vampire anti-hero with his magnetic charisma and troubled conscience.  This new archetype was later perfected and explored by…

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Lily Wight

     Updated 16/09/2014

     The episodic structure and super simple YA-style prose mire a book worth reading for its genius premise: pensioners battling the supernatural in UK Goth Capital, Whitby.

     Magrs inventively homages all the genre classics with warmth and wit whilst Brenda and Effie disguise cracks in an episodic narrative with the sheer force of their personalities.  Two great roles for Dames Judi Dench and Helen Mirren perhaps 🙂

     A silly, frothy yarn perfect for Sunday tea time telly.

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Lily Wight

Updated 03/06/2014

     Despite obvious extensive research and the Stoker seal of approval belated Dracula sequel Dracula The Un-Dead is a wasted opportunity which panders to modern tastes instead of keeping faith with the original vampire classic.

     Dacre Stoker and collaborator Ian Holt throw in everything from Elizabeth Bathory and Jack The Ripper to The Titanic creating a convoluted yarn which, although fast paced, struggles to find themes and focus.

     This sort of  Victorian Gothic Alternative History, or Literary Re-imagining, has been done far more successfully before by author Kim Newman whose Anno Dracula series is both effortless and ingenious in its use of similar settings and characters.

     The Un-Dead reads more like a sequel to Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula movie and when Dracula intones to Mina’s son “I am your father!!!” you may just die…

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     Only five sleeps until Halloween, Blogsprites!

     Here are some amazing images from the Gallery album ~ Grand Guignol.  Click them to see more…

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     First came the Vampires, now Werewolves are rampaging through The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana Gallery.

     If you are brave enough click on the homepage Gallery tab or the pictures below…

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     It’s all treats and no tricks at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana this month!

     The new image album, Grand Guignol, is now available to view via the Gallery tab at  https://lilywight.com/ or just click the pics for a fast pass 🙂

     Here are a few vampires to get you started…

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Hello Blogsprites,

     if you have been having trouble viewing the movie trailer in the previous post things should be up and running now so just head to the homepage or click this link for Heart String Marionette (Warning ~ Adult Content).

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     Seek out this remarkable film wherever you can!

     Click for more information 🙂

     *Warning* Trailer Contains Adult Content.

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     I was very grateful to receive The Versatile Blogger Award last month and it is my solemn duty *ahem* to present further accolades to the following fine Blogsprites.

     Well done, everyone xx

 

     http://stilldark.wordpress.com/

     For darkly romantic grown-up Goths.

 

     http://victoriannightsblog.wordpress.com/

     Keeping The Age of Empire alive!

 

     http://inkashlings.wordpress.com/

     Awarding inky stars hither and thither 🙂

 

     http://steamart.wordpress.com/

     Sexy, sexy Steampunk goodies.

 

     http://bohemianromance.wordpress.com/

     You haven’t seen jewellery until you’ve seen this site!

 

     http://professormaelstromme.wordpress.com/

     Craft and curios from The Age of Steam.

 

     Click for a post you might like 🙂

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I shall acquire one erst I die!!!

Izcentric

They’re the most adorable plushy’s I’ve seen along side Skelanimals. (Vamplets) These little blood suckers, werewolves, monsters, etc., make me want to hug my skully to death.

o,.,o Wait no! If I do that then my poor skelanimal bat will then be left without a head. Now if only I could fall into a bed of my Diego skelanimal bat with little vamplets.

Here’s the link to the shop: http://www.vamplets.com/

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     Updated 15/05/2014

     A “subtle” hint of Literary misogyny has confined Carmilla to countless Hammer-style lesbian vampire flicks yet J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s perfectly executed short novel (1872) preceded Bram Stoker’s Dracula by a good twenty years.

     Many familiar folkloric traditions were collected and presented here first, so Le Fanu’s tale has lost non of its relevance.  The foggy Eastern European locales, racing horse-drawn carriages, suspicious locals and masquerade balls are all present and continue to contribute to the variable laws of vampirism.
     The prose is fast-paced and contemporary with a tantalising cinematic quality.  Taut with tension and genuinely chilling Carmilla deserves just as much adoration as The Count!

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     Updated 15/03/2014

TeacupTease

Hey everyone, this is a blog that will talk in general about fashion, t-shirt design, and the small business that I own (teacuptease) with my girlfriend (Taylor). A little about the direction of our shop, we are vintage clothing, as well as accessories, t-shirts we designed ourselves, and clothing that has been made a piece of art (pic related).

Taylors skeleton dress [sold]:
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For a look at some of the current dresses/inventory at our shop, here is the etsy url: http://www.etsy.com/shop/teacuptease

Thanks for reading!

-Edin

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     An interesting little curio for you starring a young Christina Ricci …

     

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