Good morning, dearest freaky darlings.


💐🍃🌼Happy and blessed Litha/Summer Solstice to my friends and followers in the Northern Hemisphere!🍃🌼🍃💐


❄⛄Happy and blessed Yule to my friends and followers in the Southern Hemisphere!⛄❄

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I recently started following the zventenze blog because they’ve been posting a lot of Eastern European winter festivals and costumes, which introduced me to some of the stylin’est, greatest imagery I never knew about. SO GOOD. 

These remind me of my grandmother’s sets of unedited folklore from around the world, which captured my imagination as a child. The stories were always scarier, more surreal, and more beautiful than their post-Victorian retellings. My favorites – regardless of origin – gave me this same cozy-creepy feeling.

  • First three are Bulgarian kukeri, or mummers.
  • Next two are New Year’s bear dancers in eastern Romania, (which I’ve seen posted everywhere but only just learned the context.)
  • Last two are Kurants from the Kurentovanje Festival in Slovenia. 

Beautiful things:

i. Tyler Joseph singing Guns for Hands on a stage at a festival. It’s late afternoon, and the soft golden light sits over a cheering crowd. The smell of festival foods fill the air. A faint wind catches the flags above Josh’s head and flaps them lazily while he contentedly drums to his best friend’s voice. An airplane crosses the sky, leaving a long white line. In the distance, you can hear faint music from other sets. There is a strong shared feeling of leaving all your problems behind.

We are so excited to be recipients of the Gold Screenwriting Award at the DC Web Fest!

Congrats again to Sean and Sinéad! They’ve garnered their second writing award this past weekend at the DC Web Fest! We are absolutely thrilled to be honored in this way. Congrats to all the other award winners as well!