edgar wilson

Edgar Allan Poe as ‘Wiliam Wilson’ from his story of the same name.

‘In me didst thou exist - and, in my death, see by this image, which is thine own, how utterly thou has murdered thyself’

Artwork with added creepy and gruesome (in honour of the greatest horror writer eVer. Stay restless in Peace E.A. Poe).



Fini 💀 I’m totally feelin’ a #JohnCleese vibe from this artwork, he’d be a great choice to play #EdgarAllanPoe in a film 💭🤔👌🏻✌🏻️

“Nevermore” design, featuring Edgar, the Gentleman Writer

I may have just started playing “Don’t Starve” and I may be a little excited about it and I may have a thing for Poe :-) 

Things that were actually pretty great about Ant-Man
  • The Pym particle vial looks like Steve’s blood and for a minute Peggy gives Howard this look and you can see how she never stopped knowing, best friends or no, that he’d fuck her over for profit.
  • Peggy Carter being in control of the room
  • Peggy Carter in the late 80s, Howard’s going to be dead soon though they don’t know it, and she is tired
  • Sam Wilson, the only person in the film to actually give someone with the suit a run for their money—and this WITHOUT anything but his own gear and regular kick-ass skill set
  • Sam Wilson, suave badass on the hunt for Scott Lang and looking amazing
  • Sam Wilson, looking for Scott Lang not to take him in or kick his ass, but to help Steve
  • They don’t call the Avengers because the Avengers of the moment are a tire-fire in progress
  • Those story re-telling sequences, HELLO
  • Scott Lang does actually know what his daughter is interested in (the “oh poor deadbeat dad, poor him!“ narrative is terrible and that’s a whole other post, but AT LEAST, bare minimum, he didn’t give her terrible birthday presents and the film didn’t shit-talk Maggie (what crumbs I cling to!)
  • JANET’S NOT DEAD (??!!???!!?)
  • Giving Hope Van Dyne her goddamn due 
  • Scott Lang as a superior ant-dad (god, this movie was WEIRD)
  • Casualty control: the explosion is miniaturized, minimal damage, no civilian deaths
  • Casualty control: Luis goes back for the guard!
  • The villain of the piece is the one that spouts the bs “Oh, Hydra’s different now” because, remember, everyone at home, they’re nazis
  • Stilted dialogue only exists to be made fun of
  • Scott Lang used the Thighs of Doom

“Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” –Edgar Wilson Nye, a 19th Century humorist. The quote was made popular by Mark Twain, who always credited its source.

From the archive: Photo of Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese at Warner Bros. Cartoon Studio, Fernwood & Van Ness, 1954. They’re shown holding recordings of Wagner in preparation for “What’s Opera, Doc?”, released in 1957. At the bottom is Chuck’s hand-written list of the music to be used in the short animated film. It was the first short animated film inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1994. 

Byam Shaw’s illustration for Poe’s William Wilson in ‘Selected Tales of Mystery’ (London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1909) on the frontispiece with caption ‘A masquerade in the palazzo of the Neapolitan Duke Di Broglio.’

“It was at Rome, during the Carnival of 18 – , that I attended a masquerade in the palazzo of the Neapolitan Duke Di Broglio. I had indulged more freely than usual in the excesses of the wine-table; and now the suffocating atmosphere of the crowded rooms irritated me beyond endurance.”

Poet Jynne Martin – who, as you may remember, recently served as Antarctica’s writer in residence – gives us this week’s must read:

If, like many East Coasters, you had a miserable commute today through the blinding snow of Blizzard Hercules, just remember that it could be worse. … You could’ve been one of the members of Robert Falcon Scott’s fatal expedition to the South Pole in 1910.

If you think you can imagine how miserable it must’ve been to be a mild-mannered British chap, dressed in reindeer skins that were frozen solid, 10,000 miles from home, eating little besides stale biscuits, and trying to be first to reach the South Pole, well, actually you can’t. At least not without reading Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s masterpiece, The Worst Journey in the World.

… What makes Cherry’s story much more endearing than the usual ego-driven adventure narrative is that instead of breathless bragging, we get understated British humor: Early on, he tells us “The minus thirties and forties are not very cold, as we were to understand cold afterwards, but quite cold enough to start with.”

Photo: Members of Robert Falcon Scott expedition’s at the South Pole pose for the camera: Robert F. Scott, Lawrence Oates, Henry R. Bowers, Edward A. Wilson, and Edgar Evans. (Library of Congress)


A timelapse of background painting from The Loud House!!

BG Design: Edgar Duncan

BG Paint: Hallie Wilson (@hallieeliz)