helen's house

Classic Literature

Foreign Language Literature

Biology & Medicine




Geography & Anthropology

Economics & Politics



Philosophy & Theology

Art & Art History


[This is by no means a perfect list and I had real trouble finding books written by female authors, specifically in more scientific areas, so if you have any recommendations then send them to me and I’ll update this list]


have gotten a few asks about my design for penelope, which I’ve been tweaking for a few months, so here’s the first few sketches I’ve liked enough to share! since she’s helen/cly’s cousin, I wanted there to be some resemblance, while still looking distinct (the second image was a little comparison for myself). also a few atreus house sketches and a helen. specifics in captions as always!


13 Vintage Halloween Songs from the 1910s, 20s, & 30s

01. This House is Haunted, Roy Fox (1934)
02. At The Devil’s Ball, Maurice Burkhart (1913)
03. Bogey Wail, Jack Hylton (1929)
04. The Skeleton Rag, American Quartet (1912)
05. The Boogie Man Is Here, Tom Gerun (1929)
06. Undertaker’s Blues, Helen Gross & The Kansas City Five (1924)
07. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm, Cyril Smith (1934)
08. That Syncopated Boogie-Boo, The Premier Quartet (1913)
09. Strange Enchantment, Ozzie Nelson & Rose Anne Stevens (1939)
10. The Ghost of the St. Louis Blues, Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets (1930)
11. Spooky Spook, Victor Military Band (1917)
12. Spider Web Blues, Victoria Spivey (1926)
13. The Ghost of the Terrible Blue, The Peerless Quartet (1915)

* Playlist graciously uploaded by Lindsay Koski.

Terror is building on the teaser poster for Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. The supernatural thriller is due out on February 2, 2018 via CBS Films and Lionsgate.

Helen Mirren (The Queen) stars as Sarah Winchester, alongside Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), Sarah Snook (Predestination), and Angus Sampson (Insidious).

Based on the true story of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA, the film is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Jigsaw, Predestination) from a script they co-wrote with Tom Vaughan (Unstoppable).

On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…

anonymous asked:

Hi!!! I've been a fan of the great comet (and you) for a while now. And i was wondering if you could draw a Dolokhov/Nick Choksi?

you have really good timing, because i’ve never drawn dolokhov before today and had just finished drawing him when i saw this ask!, but i don’t know what to draw for the background - suggestions are welcome!


Did you really think she was a tender flower you could trample upon, and damage her very soul? She is wildfire. And she is coming to devour you whole.

Quote by Nikita Gill. Inspired by [x].

favourite Romanov facts from Helen Rappaport’s, The Romanov Sisters, so far:

  • “Alexandra Feodorovna, as she was now styled, found herself at the receiving end of hostile looks from a Russian aristocracy that was already critical of her English upbringing and manners - and to their horror, her poor French, which was still very much the language of their elite circles.” 
    • The musical got it right!!
  • Prince Charles of Denmark, correctly and surprisingly, predicted Olga’s early death.
    •  “Prince Charles of Denmark had, it appeared, been practicing his ‘ingenuity in drawing the horoscope of the ‘Czar’s infant daughter’. In it the prince predicted critical periods in Olga’s health at ‘her third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth years’. In so doing, he felt unable to ‘guarantee that she will even reach the last-named age, but if she does she will assuredly reach twenty’. This, the prince concluded, would grant ‘twelve years of peace to be thankful for’. For ‘it is certain … that she will never live to be thirty’.
  • During her pregnancy with Maria, Nicholas read War and Peace to Alix everyday. (Aww)

#BatB/POTO parallels: after engagement/down once more