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 […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 22: In Case of Vampire

| October 22, 2014

The label above would have been included with one of the ornately turned out and beautifully boxed kits consisting of masterfully crafted weapons and accessories created for defense against, and if necessary the destruction of, vampires, that were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Timing and anecdotal evidence suggest, although fall far […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 13: With Deepest Regret

| October 13, 2014

The study of any Martial Way that may lend itself to the harming or killing of another human being both broadens one’s horizons and limits options. I speak of limitations because if you are known to be skilled in empty hand techniques, a blade, or with firearms for example, you will be immediately suspected if […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 12: Fun With the Great Unwashed

| October 12, 2014

Fun With the Great Unwashed By LFM There’s a thing I like to do, Each seven years or so. I spread a rumour that I’ve died Through towns I rarely go. Then off about my business For at least another year, Watching people stop and stare, Then cross themselves in fear. Most fun of all […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 4: The Erotic Art of Yoji Muku

| October 4, 2014

WARNING: Images and links contained in this article are of an EXTREMELY ADULT nature that may be disturbing to some readers. If your sentiments run against subjects that include bondage, nudity, and torment in a sexual context, then please leave this page now and come back tomorrow when we’ve moved on to a different topic; […]