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Wunderkammer. Stupor mundi.

***** This is a bizarre/macabre/surreal/arty/hermetic/medieval/creepy blog. I try to keep things weird around here.

***** "Unicorn skulls" is a reference to "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami. I also like Nabokov and David Mitchell and, well, Georgette Heyer. You should read "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman if you like my Tumblr.

***** Blanket warning: I try not to post images that strongly imply rape, and never real-life gore (I usually instantly unfollow for that, tbh), but I do post a lot of eyes, strange animated gifs, exposed anatomical structures, blood, etc., so this is not a blog to follow if you need a lot of specialized trigger warnings. Not because I don't care, but because you would probably be bothered by the majority of what I post, and there's so much along those lines that even if I tried to tag it all, I'd miss stuff. Nudity does get tagged "nsfw".

***** I don't use Tumblr for fandom blogging, but I follow some fandom blogs, mostly Death Note, mostly L. I'm not into any of the fandom's popular ships, and I don't think of changes made for the anime as being canon.

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deathandearlgrey:

dahlia—noir:

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skindeeptales:

Theoretical Part

dyspnoeic:

sidewayswithanaubergine:

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Artist Kevin Weir creates ghostly animated GIFs using Archival photos from the Library of Congress

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Love these

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fablesandgables:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure
Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC
From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan

This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.
This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece. [x]

fablesandgables:

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure

Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC

From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan

This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important collection of silver and gold to have survived from the Achaemenid period. The treasure is from a temple and dates mainly from the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

This piece, in the shape of a winged stag with a horned lion’s head, is decorated with hollows for inlay. There are two long pins at the back for attachment, though it is unclear what the ornament originally decorated.

This composite creature reflects the ‘Animal Style’ of South Russia and demonstrates the close relations between the Persians and the nomadic people of the northern steppe lands. The Persian kings had indirect access to the wealth and artistic traditions of northern Central Asia and Siberia, and some contacts are illustrated by this piece. [x]


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nemfrog:

Fig. 14. Ideal illustration of the streams of outflowing and inflowing matter up on the sun. World-Life or Comparative Geology. 1883.

nemfrog:

Fig. 14. Ideal illustration of the streams of outflowing and inflowing matter up on the sun. World-Life or Comparative Geology. 1883.


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Weird World v.2 (1956)

loveage-moondream:

Weird World v.2 (1956)


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FORNASETTI theme plates

  • Chronic illness problem #378: Feeling unbearably anxious because you need to cancel on someone for the 4th time in a row.

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