Dark Sentiments – Day 31

| October 31, 2010

Today marks the second anniversary of the best, brightest, and most perfect thing I have ever done in my life – on this day in 2008, my perfect Mate and I joined with a select few in a ritual that bestowed upon us the treasured titles of Husband and Wife. This Hallowe’en dark sentiment is […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 30

| October 30, 2010

WARNING: Links contained in this article will take you to EXTREMELY ADULT websites that may be disturbing to some readers. The taking captive of another human being for the purpose of doing with them anything your little heart desires is a recurring theme in history. Torture, running the full gamut from titillation to full on […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 29

Guest Post by Mrs. LFM

| October 29, 2010

Mrs. LFM here this evening. My Mate has granted me the honour of doing a guest post to share my love of dark entertainment. I was introduced to dark stories at a very early age. I thrived on them. Happy endings were for wussies, I liked ’em bleak and dreary. My initiation into that world […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 28

| October 28, 2010

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” ~ C. S. Lewis 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 […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 27

| October 27, 2010

Some sentiments are dark because they come of ignorance which is the darkest sentiment of all. Remember the words spoken to Ebenezer Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Present when the spirit exposed the two wretched, grasping urchins huddled beneath his robes, “This boy is Ignorance, this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 26

| October 26, 2010

The darkest sentiments don’t come from the realm of the supernatural, the outer limits, or the twilight zone. They spring from the human mind where all things truly diabolical are born. Today I’m presenting a short film titled Neighbours by Norman McLaren that was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1952. The […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 25

| October 25, 2010

Artist Ray Villafane lives in northern Michigan with his wife and six children. Among other noteworthy accomplishments, he is famous for his pumpkin carving, and today I’m presenting a selection of seasonally appropriate creations that struck me as having come from the darker part of his soul.

A Short Note to Those Too Poor to Even Pay Attention

| October 24, 2010

In the past few days, one of my readers asked me just how long my Dark Sentiments series was going to last. For that person, and anyone else eligible to pay the 200% Not Paying Attention Tax, I invite you to read my first post in the series; Dark Sentiments – Day 1.

Dark Sentiments – Day 24

| October 24, 2010

The thing called Springheel Jack plagued Great Britain from 1837 to 1920. To this day, urban legend born of widespread public hysteria in the day of the “penny dreadful” will no doubt forever cloud the truth, but there is no arguing that something corporeal was molesting the populace. The earliest recorded sighting of Springheel Jack […]

Dark Sentiments – Day 23

| October 23, 2010

In a speech delivered in 1999, physicist Steven Weinberg said, “Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” I get endless mileage from the line that if there’s […]