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passonovs-paragraphs  asked:

I trust your judgment, so you have any vampire book recommendations that aren't Anne Rice books? (Not that I dislike Rice's work, it's just that that's everyone's go-to when I ask this.)

Off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

  • Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King
  • Anno Dracula, by Kim Newman
  • The Blood Opera trilogy (Dark Dance, Personal Darkness, Darkness I), by Tanith Lee
  • The Blood Wine sequence (A Taste of Blood Wine, A Dance in Blood Velvet, The Dark Blood of Poppies, The Dark Arts of Blood), by Freda Warrington
  • The Delicate Dependency, by Michael Talbot (the recently-published edition from Valancourt Books has a foreword by me!)
  • Fevre Dream, by George R. R. Martin
  • Lost Souls, by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Midnight Blue: the Sonja Blue Collection, by Nancy Collins
  • Still Life, by Michael Montoure

And, if you want super-sweet gothy YA vampires, the Vampire Kisses series by Ellen Schreiber are adorable. 

if the apparent separateness of subatomic particles is illusory, it means that at a deeper level of reality all things in the universe are infinitely interconnected.the electrons in a carbon atom in the human brain are connected to the subatomic particles that comprise every salmon that swims, every heart that beats, and every star that shimmers in the sky. everything interpenetrates everything, and although human nature may seek to categorize and pigeonhole and subdivide, the various phenomena of the universe, all apportionments are of necessity artificial and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web.
—  Michael Talbot
And when we outgrow any given set of conceptual pigeonholes we must always be prepared to move on, to advance from soul-state to soul-state, as Sri Aurobindo put it: and from illumination to illumination. For our purpose appears to be as simple as it is endless. We are, as the aborigines say, just learning how to survive in infinity.
—  Michael Talbot - The Holographic Universe 
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Because this isn’t my primary personal junk blog, I can’t comment on/ like anything under the name imagines-hoarder. It always pops up as my primary account no matter if I want it to or not. 

 Pros: Y'all can’t see me creeping through your accounts as you reblog and like stuff 😅😬 

 Cons: You can’t see me liking an supporting your blogs and writing which is really sad cause I have so many blogs and bookmarks i read through on a daily basis. 

 Tragic.

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Michael Talbot talks to Psychologist Jeffery Mishlove about 6 months prior to Michael’s death in 1992. He gives a brief overview of the concept of the ‘Holographic Universe’, the idea that at a fundamental level the universe and all it contains is holographic in nature, all parts having within them a representation of the whole. This touches briefly on aspects of quantum physics which support such a model. Michael shines a light on the kind of phenomena that the Newtonian paradigm is unable to explain, such as synchronicities, psychic experiences, UFOs, poltergeists, spiritual experiences, and states of higher consciousness.

Essential viewing if you’re planning on getting stuck into The Holographic Universe
For those who’d prefer to listen than watch, here’s a similar interview.

For the first time I realized that the eye/brain is not a faithful camera, but tinkers with the world before it gives it to us… . Some studies suggest that less than 50 percent of what we “see” is actually based on information entering our eyes. The remaining 50 percent plus is pieced together out of our expectations of what the world should look like (and perhaps out of other sources such as reality fields). The eyes may be visual organs, but it is the brain that sees… . The brain artfully fills in the gaps like a skilled tailor reweaving a hole in a piece of fabric. What is all the more remarkable is that it reweaves the tapestry of our visual reality so masterfully we aren’t even aware that it is doing so…
—  Michael Talbot, The Holographic Universe.
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“Maker of the bread from the wheat of my life,
Savior of my soul, Anointed Christ.”

~Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinful one~

masterlist

S H A D O W H U N T E R S

A.L;

Realized

Hurt

Jealous

Whipped (this is by far my most popular imagine)

Surprise

About Time

Distraction , Talk to Me

Birthday

Sleeping Beauty

Make Your Move

Caught

Its was You

T H E   1 0 0

B.B;

Find Her

It’s too Late

J.J;

By the Fire

P E T E R   P A R K E R

Aunt May Knows All , Always been You

Kiss Cam

I Love You

Sleep TalkingCaught

Doodles

School Play

Baby

X  M E N

P.M;

More Than That

S.S;

Catch Me

H.M;

Goodnight

T E E N    W O L F

S.S;

Alpha

Change of Heart

I.L;

Jealousy

All I Need

B.T;

Just Friends , Scavenger Hunt

D.H;

Drunk

But I Want a Puppy

S.M;

Control

T H E    F L A S H

Too Slow

5 S O S

M.C;

Well This Changes Things

C.H;

Fallen

S T R A N G E R   T H I N G S

S.H;

Happy New Year

anonymous asked:

Just out of curiosity, is there any books you recommend that have a similar humorous/ dark tone as VC?

Hey! Book reccs! Always a good topic.

It’s tough for me to answer bc I think it depends on every individual reader’s sense of humor,… even within “humorous/ dark tone as VC” there is a range*. So I can’t say definitively that these reccs are in line with what you’re looking for necessarily, but you can use this list as a starting point.

*Lestat dancing w/ Claudia’s mom’s corpse: Some ppl find this moment dark and hilarious and other ppl think it’s just disgusting, so… there is a range. Personally I find it pretty amusing.

(There are some duplicates on this list, sorry about that, but I wanted to list them by recc’er.) (And I added ** next to those that @gothiccharmschool​ just recc’d in two recent posts which I will reblog momentarily for you.)

In no special order:

  • (Okay this is the first one bc it IS special, and the closest to the humor of VC I’ve seen in awhile) This is a mockumentary/movie but it sneaks onto the top of the list bc it is just SO good, courtesy of @theamazingdrunk for reminding me in a comment on an older rec post:​ WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
  • **Salem’s Lot - Stephen King, personally, I find several Stephen King books to be darkly humorous, this one is a good one. I find humor in the Shining and Firestarter, too, but less so. 
  • Vittorio - don’t forget Vittorio. Not sure if you read this one. It’s also by Anne Rice and technically not a VC book, he has a different origin story and is not part of the VC vampire group.
  • Some short stories - @soyonscruels​ posted: those who dream only by night: the gothic short stories rec list - Not full-length books but still, short stories are good! There are 20 short stories listed, writers include @neil-gaiman​, Roald Dahl, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, each of whom I’ve found to have some level of humor along w/ dark tones.
  • More E. A. Poe is offered up here, from @keep-calm-and-heta-oni​, which includes little capsules about each.
  • @consultingcupcake​ said: “I really love the Cirque du Freak series, and **Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite. Both have teenage protagonists
  • @fantasticfelicityfox​ said: The Historian is very good
  • @stitcheskitty​ said: Sookie Stackhouse novels
  • Movie and book (and a few anime) Recommendations here.
  • @riverofwhispers said: Carmilla is good
    Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse books, but only the early ones.
    the Rachel Morgan series but again starts out good gets weird later and it’s not about vampires so much as there are vampires in it.
  • @bluestockingcouture said: ‘The Angel’s Cut’, sequel to ‘The Vintner’s Luck’, is very atmospheric and well worth reading. Not quite as moving and intense, but there are some excellent new characters.
  • @sanguinivora said: Also, as to voice: IWTV opens in the late 1700’s/early 1800’s. Don’t know about either a southern American or French hinterlands-with-a-gloss-of-Parisian dialect, but for the grammar and vocabulary, one cannot go too far wrong looking to the novels of Jane Austen and Patrick O'Brian.
  • @dragontrainerdaenerys said: I just read Fevre Dream, George R.R Martin’s own vampire novel, and while I didn’t liked much his vampire mythology the main characters are charming! Besides, it’s set on the late 18XX and goes on the Mississipi River, so it has similar scenarios to IWTV!
  • @baroquebat said: Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, while futuristic, has a loooot of lovely gothic set pieces in the anime movie, plus its just gorgeous and has the rare treat of having a dhampir lead!

@annabellioncourt’s Recs, and these are mostly her descriptions, too, compiled from other recc posts:

  • The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories - Angela Carter
  • Carmilla - Bunch of adaptations of this.
  • A Taste of Blood Wine -  Freda Warrinton, for romance and decadence.
  • **Blood Opera Sequence (or “Trilogy”?) -  Tanith Lee’s vampire series was out when Lestat was playing rockstar
  • Historian - Elizabeth Kostova, for its worldliness
  • **Fevre Dream (yes its spelled fevre) by George R. R. Martin (yes, its THAT Martin, and his take on vampires is Very Good.)
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  • **The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot, also for romance and decadence. (the recently-published edition from Valancourt Books has a foreword by @gothiccharmschool!)
  • The Hunger by Whitley Scriber
  • **Dracula - Bram Stoker, for its stereotype-setting content
  • Lord Ruthven - Byronic vampire, Lestat doesn’t catch the irony of John Polidori’s mockery of the foppish, arrogant, and well…Lord-Byron-y vampire

>>>>Moar recs from @annabellioncourt​ under Spooky Book Recommendations

>>>>Moar recs from @gothiccharmschool: herehere, and in her #vampire books and #vampire novels tags. 

>>>>My #VC adjacent recs tag

Anyone is welcome to reblog/comment on this with other VC-adjacent book recs! 

@hyperbeeb (<– is very well-read and took one for the team to read Blood Vivicanti!), @gothiccharmschool, @fyeahgothicromance, @thebibliosphere, (@annabellioncourt, too, but you are technically off the hook as I’ve already posted your recs!), got any recs for books w/ similar humorous/ dark tone as VC?