We dangerous ones

Aaah, the Lethifold! One of my favourite creatures from reading the book as a child. Thanks to @zinfandelli for suggesting it as a creature, I was psyched to draw Credence with one. 
(And of course I saw the official design on the bluray just as I was about to start colouring, and had to change up a bunch of stuff from my sketch haha)
Art blog: questionartbox

Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip



The colorful, tripped-out cover featuring alien Cyclops mushroom monsters had me hooked before I even cared to find out what the story was about.  I was ready to tune in and drop out, get lost for awhile on some kind of weird psychedelic adventure—and that I did.  One can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts because it’s filled with action and suspense.  But I suggest slowing it down.  Take in a deep breath; forget where you are, exhale, and let words transform into worlds.

What is clever about the story telling of Starr Creek is the way it intertwines the lives of these groups of characters as well as a few others without getting the reader lost—mostly because the chapters are relatively short and simple.  The two young-bloods just want to look at nudie magazines and play arcade games.  The trio of teenagers just wants to enjoy their LSD experience while hanging loose in the serenity of nature.  But when the lowlifes nestled in the backwoods creep out—sometimes even popping out from underground trails—they turn up the bizarre and bring in some hell.  Cranking the dial of bizarre up to eleven is the pagan cult and their black goat.  I don’t want to give too much away about them because I’m afraid I might have a flashback now, but yeah … some insane shit happens between the goat and one of the young-bloods.  Yet the ultimate experience, like being at a heavy metal concert (side note: the author is also the drummer in the metal band Witch Mountain), is when the H.P. Lovecraftian monsters come out to mess with everyone involved in the story.  I was left cheering and wanting an encore.



Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964)

American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. Working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels, Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929), and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, she earned recognition by her contemporaries. A revival of interest in her writing has occurred since the late 20th century, when issues of racial and sexual identity have been studied. Her works have been the subjects of numerous academic studies and she is now widely lauded “not only the premier novelist of the Harlem Renaissance, but also an important figure in American modernism.” (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Cover of An Intimation of Things Distant: The Collected Fiction of Nella Larsen. Edited and with an Introduction by Charles R. Larson With a Foreword by Marita Golden. New York: Anchor Books, 1992.

okay, but this book though.
Set in 1880 New York, this book tells the story of two witches who own a tea shop that helps that ladies of the neighbourhood by providing wisdom and remedy teas all while dealing with the oppression of women at the time AND the mania still floating around about witches.
I could literally rant about this book forever but ! Even more amazing ! It actually has proper witchcraft in the book !!! It pays homage to Wiccan traditions and all of the herbs actually correspond with their meanings. As well as this it delves quite deeply into the Witches Ladder and even has the chant !
An amazing book that I think should be going crazy on witchblr right now

She was both an old soul and a free spirit. It was hard to understand her, but oh lord did you want to try.
—  Excerpt of a book I’ll never write #166
Se você não se preenche primeiro, não terá nada para dar a ninguém. Portanto, é fundamental que cuide primeiro de si. Coloque a sua felicidade em primeiro lugar. As pessoas são responsáveis por sua própria felicidade. Quando você procura ser feliz e se sentir bem com o que faz, estar ao seu lado é uma alegria e você se torna um exemplo maravilhoso para toda a sua vida, crianças e adultos. Quando está feliz, você nem precisa pensar em dar ao próximo. Isso acontece naturalmente.
—  O Segredo.
but darling remember: sometimes the forest must burn before new life can flourish again
—  ashes to ashes ( @prolixen )