Wednesday, July 23, 2014
sixpenceee:

So I found online versions of popular gothic/horror novels. Enjoy and feel free to add to this list!
FRANKENSTEIN BY MARY SHELLEY
THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE  (known as the first gothic novel)
DRACULA BY BRAM STOKER
REBECCA BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER (I read this one, perfect creepiness, tragic romance and a plot twist that will leave you with your mouth hanging open)
MYSTERIES OF UDOLOPHO BY ANN RADCLIFFE
ALL STORIES BY EDGAR ALLEN POE
ALL POEMS BY EDGAR ALLEN POE
WRITINGS OF H.P LOVECRAFT (regarded as one of the best horror writers)
STEPHEN KING NOVELS
THE SHINING
MISERY
PET SEMATARY
SALEM’S LOT
THE STAND
DOCTOR SLEEP
BAG OF BONES
DIFFERENT SEASONS
THE DEAD ZONE
THE GREEN MILE
DARK TOWER 1: THE GUN SLINGER
INSOMNIA
CUJO
SKELETON CREW
THE EXORCIST BY WILLIAM PETER BLATTY
AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRET EASTON ELLIS
HELL HOUSE BY RICHARD MATHESON
THE TURN OF THE SCREW BY HENRY JAMES
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE BY SHIRLEY JACKSON
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS BY THOMAS HARRIS
ROSEMARY’S BABY BY IRA LEVIN
BOOKS OF BLOOD BY CLIVE BARKER
DAWN BY OCTAVIA BUTLER
GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY BY M.R. JAMES
ORIGINAL GOOSEBUMPS BY R.L STONE (take a trip back to childhood)
WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE
STAY OUT OF THE BASEMENT
MONSTER BLOOD
SAY CHEESE AND DIE
THE HAUNTED MASK
ONE DAY AT HORROR LAND
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUMMY
VAMPIRE BREATH
GHOST CAMP 
HOW I GOT MY SHRUNKEN HEAD
THIS SITE HAD A LOT OF HIS BOOKS, JUST SCROLL DOWN
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN BY DALTON TRUMBO
THE WOMAN IN BLACK BY SUSAN HILL
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK BY ALVIN SCHWARTZ
I HAVE NO MOUTH AND I MUST SCREAM BY HARLAN ELLISON
PENPAL BY DATHAN AUERBACH (Let me just tell you this guy started out as a reddit user writing online horror stories and now he has a novel out, I’ve linked you to the terrifying story that got him famous, you can learn more about his novel here)
THE THIRTEENTH TALE BY DIANE SETTERFIELD
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
THE WOMAN IN WHITE BY WILKIE COLLINS 
LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW BY WASHINGTON IRVING
Okay that’s all I got for now. This post took me 3 years to make. Feel free to add on to this list. 
If any of these novels have got you on the edge (*coughs* Stephen King) be sure to check out my masterpost of things to make you feel better when you get too scared.

sixpenceee:

So I found online versions of popular gothic/horror novels. Enjoy and feel free to add to this list!

FRANKENSTEIN BY MARY SHELLEY

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE  (known as the first gothic novel)

DRACULA BY BRAM STOKER

REBECCA BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER (I read this one, perfect creepiness, tragic romance and a plot twist that will leave you with your mouth hanging open)

MYSTERIES OF UDOLOPHO BY ANN RADCLIFFE

ALL STORIES BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

ALL POEMS BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

WRITINGS OF H.P LOVECRAFT (regarded as one of the best horror writers)

STEPHEN KING NOVELS

THE EXORCIST BY WILLIAM PETER BLATTY

AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRET EASTON ELLIS

HELL HOUSE BY RICHARD MATHESON

THE TURN OF THE SCREW BY HENRY JAMES

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE BY SHIRLEY JACKSON

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS BY THOMAS HARRIS

ROSEMARY’S BABY BY IRA LEVIN

BOOKS OF BLOOD BY CLIVE BARKER

DAWN BY OCTAVIA BUTLER

GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY BY M.R. JAMES

ORIGINAL GOOSEBUMPS BY R.L STONE (take a trip back to childhood)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN BY DALTON TRUMBO

THE WOMAN IN BLACK BY SUSAN HILL

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK BY ALVIN SCHWARTZ

I HAVE NO MOUTH AND I MUST SCREAM BY HARLAN ELLISON

PENPAL BY DATHAN AUERBACH (Let me just tell you this guy started out as a reddit user writing online horror stories and now he has a novel out, I’ve linked you to the terrifying story that got him famous, you can learn more about his novel here)

THE THIRTEENTH TALE BY DIANE SETTERFIELD

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

THE WOMAN IN WHITE BY WILKIE COLLINS 

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW BY WASHINGTON IRVING

Okay that’s all I got for now. This post took me 3 years to make. Feel free to add on to this list. 

If any of these novels have got you on the edge (*coughs* Stephen King) be sure to check out my masterpost of things to make you feel better when you get too scared.

Roommate: I might have bought more shoes.

Me: I might have bought more booze.

pimp this post!

derangedbutterfly:

derangedficrecs:

why?  because this blog has just posted its 300th fic rec! 

that is a buttload of fics, and more people need to know about it.  do your part as responsible Booshlrs and tell everyone you know just how fabulous this blog is.

(or how “kind of okay” it is.  whichever applies.)

Booshlrs ahoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
peacockbluey:

derangedbutterfly:

gothicmarmite:

thistroubledmindofmine:

CASTLE HOWARD by robin denton on Flickr.

Family residence of Lord Moon, the last of the line. Now he lives in the East wing with only a few servants; the better to hide his passionate affair with the gorgeous young footman, Vince, from the rest of the world.

Howard and the Hellfire Club 
Set in England during the 1740’s. Howard is a gentleman and Vince his servant.  A libertine and an innocent… 

THANK YOU!!!!! I knew I’d read a fic with that plot!
And if memory serves, it is exceptionally kinky, too…

How have I not read this? *clears schedule*

peacockbluey:

derangedbutterfly:

gothicmarmite:

thistroubledmindofmine:

CASTLE HOWARD by robin denton on Flickr.

Family residence of Lord Moon, the last of the line. Now he lives in the East wing with only a few servants; the better to hide his passionate affair with the gorgeous young footman, Vince, from the rest of the world.

Howard and the Hellfire Club 

Set in England during the 1740’s. Howard is a gentleman and Vince his servant.  A libertine and an innocent… 

THANK YOU!!!!! I knew I’d read a fic with that plot!

And if memory serves, it is exceptionally kinky, too…

How have I not read this? *clears schedule*

heartrachel:

azurfemme:

ollystarlings:

Noel Fielding is standing, dressed in an apron, on the set of his E4 show. A bijou Hawaiian coffee shop has been meticulously re-created inside a vast warehouse at Three Mills Studio and as we watch from behind the monitor, the show’s star, in character as the proprietor of the Luxury Coffee Shop on the side of a volcano, breaks off from the action, turns to camera and attempts to explain the plot of the episode thus far: “OK, so let’s get this straight. Because I chose to set the coffee shop in Hawaii on the edge of a volcano, I now have to sacrifice one of my characters to the volcano. Otherwise, the locals, who are the cast of Magnum PI, will sacrifice me. I mean, who wrote this?” Welcome to the freaky world of Noel Fielding. (via Noel Fielding’s ‘Luxury Comedy’: A land of the outright bizarre)

He saw Julian for his birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEE happiness :D

 ”Julian and I are still very good mates. He lives in the next block from me. I saw him on Sunday for his birthday. His kids are always singing my Monkey Edwards song, which drives Julian mad. It’s hilarious. His kids are constantly asking him, ‘Dad, when are you going to work with that weird one again?’”

heartrachel:

azurfemme:

ollystarlings:

Noel Fielding is standing, dressed in an apron, on the set of his E4 show. A bijou Hawaiian coffee shop has been meticulously re-created inside a vast warehouse at Three Mills Studio and as we watch from behind the monitor, the show’s star, in character as the proprietor of the Luxury Coffee Shop on the side of a volcano, breaks off from the action, turns to camera and attempts to explain the plot of the episode thus far: “OK, so let’s get this straight. Because I chose to set the coffee shop in Hawaii on the edge of a volcano, I now have to sacrifice one of my characters to the volcano. Otherwise, the locals, who are the cast of Magnum PI, will sacrifice me. I mean, who wrote this?” Welcome to the freaky world of Noel Fielding. (via Noel Fielding’s ‘Luxury Comedy’: A land of the outright bizarre)

He saw Julian for his birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEE happiness :D

 ”Julian and I are still very good mates. He lives in the next block from me. I saw him on Sunday for his birthday. His kids are always singing my Monkey Edwards song, which drives Julian mad. It’s hilarious. His kids are constantly asking him, ‘Dad, when are you going to work with that weird one again?’”

I went to the grocery store for one thing and I came out with one thing plus a coffee date with a man who looks like ginger Jesus.

poundyoulikeyesterdaysbeef:

Since I’ve heard you referred to as “Eleanor, the Tour Whore,” I was wondering which rock star was the best bang for your buck?

— meeplegirl

It’s true, I’ve been with all the greats (and the not-so-greats). I was the real opening act at Woodstock. Snoop became Snoop Lion after I banged the Dogg out of him. I was with a boy band called “Every Which Way”, but after I used up ALL their up and down, they changed their name to “One Direction”. I let Jimi Hendrix hit and and, yes, he set it on fire. I’m why Steven Tyler is the way he is and why Keith Richards is still alive. I haven’t just been with men, either. I took a piece of Janice’s heart. I made Madonna feel like she was being scissored for the very first time. There were other women, but I have been asked to hold my tongue about one particular romance. Let’s just say, when it comes to loving women… Ooops! I did it again!

But the best? The best has to be the Beatles. Four of them, one me and one hell of a lot of arguing about who went where. I don’t know if I broke up the Beatles, but I know for sure I wrecked the Beatles. They had to be carried out of my boudoir. I was later somewhat disappointed by their ‘solo work’, but it’s hard to top perfection.

But I topped them all.

jigsawtimes said: okay so you post about the young ones all the time and i know nothing about it but it seems really cool! what can you tell me about it?

thecouchwitch:

Oh! Well, I’m not very good at explaining stuff, so i’ll try to do my best :)



The Young Ones is a surrealist 1980’s comedy about 4 university students sharing a house. I got into it through the Boosh, when one of the stars died last month and Noel wrote about him and the show in a magazine. I’m fairly certain he said somewhere that the show inspired the boosh, or at least influenced it, but I can’t find the interview right now. 
R.I.P Rik, you beautiful bastard.

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There’s Rik Mayall as Rick Pratt, a pro-gay, pro-choice, anti-racist, feminist Anarchist, as well as a closeted transvestite and possibly closeted gay or bisexual, but unfortunately these positive traits were mixed with zero maturity and a large amount of insufferability and paranoia

Ade Edmondson as Vyvyan Basterd, a stereotypically violent 1980’s punk with an abusive and neglectful mother who’s studying to be a doctor despite his love of slapstick and explosives

Nigel Planer as Neil Pie/Pye, a depressed hippie constantly looking for recognition and attention

And Christopher Ryan as Mike Thecoolperson, an extremely cool person who’s ten years older than the others but still attends university because he’s blackmailing the dean so he can keep getting student money. He’s suave, smooth-talking, somewhat sleazy and has several possible criminal connections, but this doesn’t stop him being the nicest person in the house.

There’s also Alexei Sayle, who plays not just their communist landlord, but every member of his family.

The show is extremely random, with loose plots connected with smart jokes and good acting, as well as a lot of puppetry and fantasy sequences, such as talking rats and a wardrobe that leads to Narnia.
Famous bands such as Madness, Motorhead and The Damned guest starred at least once an episode, mainly so that they could qualify as a variety show and automatically be awarded a bigger budget.
There’s a lot of slapstick and violence to the point that it resembles a live action Merry Melodies cartoon, and while the characters themselves are not meant to be sympathetic, it’s extremely hard not to like them. The show was considered pretty out there and controversial in it’s time, but it got a massive fanbase, due to how honestly funny and unique it was.

Also, Rick and Vyvyan are hot, so….