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To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
-Tom Robbins

alexstrangler:

Now taking pre-orders for this Simpsons split sheet with @drewcanadatattoo. $35 including shipping. 11x14. Limited. Shipping within the US only! High quality giclée on watercolor paper. Paypal as gift to alexstrangler@gmail.com and make sure you include a shipping address in the notes section. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thanks!

alexstrangler:

Now taking pre-orders for this Simpsons split sheet with @drewcanadatattoo. $35 including shipping. 11x14. Limited. Shipping within the US only! High quality giclée on watercolor paper. Paypal as gift to alexstrangler@gmail.com and make sure you include a shipping address in the notes section. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thanks!

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songofages:

schazam:


Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.
She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.
One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.
Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.
The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.
“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).
This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.
Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.
And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.
Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?
I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

songofages:

schazam:

Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.

She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.

One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.

Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.

The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.

“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).

This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.

Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.

And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.

Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?

I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

It’s also interesting to note that one of her descendents feels so bad about what his ancestor did that he donates blood as often as humanly possible.

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elliotdraws:

Samurai in the rain.
Ink, brush and pen with digital colors and a custom vector pattern.
Follow me on Facebox :)  www.facebook.com/elliot.lang.art

elliotdraws:

Samurai in the rain.

Ink, brush and pen with digital colors and a custom vector pattern.

Follow me on Facebox :)  www.facebook.com/elliot.lang.art

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red-lipstick:

Sophie Lécuyer (French)     Drawings/Etchings

(Source: sophielecuyer.blogspot.co.uk)

calumet412:

Aerial north on Michigan Ave from the River, 1962, Chicago.

calumet412:

Aerial north on Michigan Ave from the River, 1962, Chicago.

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horrorgorewhore:

The Bathroom Trap in Saw (2004)

horrorgorewhore:

The Bathroom Trap in Saw (2004)

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scorpiondagger:

new GIFs soon. i’ve been real busy. in the meantime…

scorpiondagger:

new GIFs soon. i’ve been real busy. in the meantime…

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red-lipstick:

Asagi Natsume aka Natsume Asamugi (b. 1971, Tokyo, Japan) - Hajikko-M, 2011     Paintings: Oil on Canvas

red-lipstick:

Asagi Natsume aka Natsume Asamugi (b. 1971, Tokyo, Japan) - Hajikko-M, 2011     Paintings: Oil on Canvas

(Source: gallery-tsubaki.jp)

asylum-art-2:

“Four Elements” by SOAP, at the London Westbank Gallery

Polish-born urban artist Adam Klodzinski, aka #SOAP, paints large scale aerosol graffiti that looks uncannily like photographs. The only giveaway is his unique signature. It’s not a tag, but a stylized mini self portrait lovingly called “Little Adam” painting the work. #SOAP has been experimenting with this style since 2006 and will finally hold his debut solo show “Four Elements” at the London Westbank Gallery on June 11th. Influenced by Hip Hop and Pop Art, the exhibition incorporates the same photo-realism, Surrealism and 3D lettering inspired by his graffiti peers and Salvador Dali. With such a realistic style, #SOAP’s creative progression is left to his subject matter which depicts models and music celebrities in varying expressions. Some appear caught off guard or blissfully oblivious to the abstract shapes crumbling around them. Other works are more surreal, where figures are falling in mid air in a dream like state. The detail he is able to achieve by airbrushing looks like it is already taking him to new directions. Take a look at #SOAP’s latest work below.

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