Dark Sentiments Season 8 — Day 15: Choose Another Before It Becomes Yours

| October 15, 2017

Throughout the world there are tales of places and artifacts afflicted with unfortunate residual influences left over from their previous denizens or owners. Whether this other kind of “human remains” come to be seen as a curse or a haunting is predicated on whether it is believed to be the cause of physical harm (curse), […]

Dark Sentiments Season 8 — Day 14: At Home With Monsters

| October 14, 2017

Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters is the name of an exhibit currently appearing at the Art Gallery of Ontario until 7 January 2018, and consists of items from the private collection of the man himself. From the Exhibition Overview: From the fantastic to the frightful, don’t miss this rare glimpse into the world […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 19: Hotrod Bristle

| October 19, 2016

Hotrod Bristle was inspired by the song Hotrod Lincoln, recently brought to mind by something revealed to me by the Esteemed Jay Heathman, which makes it partially his fault. The remaining share of the inspiration lies with the Woman I’m wed to, and the picture above that’s making the rounds right now, about which she […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 24: Vincent

| October 24, 2015

Vincent is a short film employing stop motion animation made in 1982, the same year my Wife was born. The years notwithstanding, both she and I are died in the wool Tim Burton fans, this delightful item being designed and directed by Tim Burton, and produced by Rick Heinrichs. At approximately six minutes in length, […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 15: Fifty Shades of Grey – I Can’t Masturbate to This

| October 15, 2015

The sudden upswing in popularity of such books as Fifty Shades of Grey is at once unsurprising and inexplicable to me. Unsurprising because the dark side of desire has always had, and always will have its allure, and only leads to a bad end when unstable personalities or Hollywood movie producers become involved. Inexplicable because […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 14: My Name is Gourd and I’ll be Your Server This Evening

| October 14, 2015

No season of Dark Sentiments would be complete without our annual foray into the shenanigans and goings on perpetrated by the denizens of Villafane Studios. Always exciting and constantly honing their craft, we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on Ray Villafane and his merry band since the very beginning with DS2010. Although they run events […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 13: Just Delicious

| October 13, 2015

Tonight’s Dark Sentiment is in the form of an animated short film by Brian Bear, published to YouTube by aniBoom. Just Delicious is the title of a dark tale based on a story in the third volume of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark anthologies written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammel. […]

The Bitch Tied to the Bedpost

| September 5, 2015

    Billingr’s girl watches on while Odin encounters the bitch tied to her bedpost (1895) by Lorenz Frølich is a lovely piece of art work depicting a monumental moment in the history of the cock tease. The piece is based on a tale attributed to Odin Himself that has come down to us by […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 31: All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2014

Throughout this series I’ve applied the title of  “dark sentiment” to a variety of emotions, events, human acts, portrayals, and situations. Tonight we’ll talk about the darkest sentiment of all – True Love. True Love is the darkest of sentiments both because it has the power to motivate those blessed enough to be possessed by […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 26: The Baby and the Abyss

| October 26, 2014

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Aphorism 146, Jenseits von Gut und Böse (Beyond Good and Evil) (1886) I’m known to write of darksome things, That spring from man and […]