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The Mortician’s assistant, photos of the “Mortician” soon to come. This is only version 1 of this character, full evaluation of this character to come.
Cosplay : The Mortician’s Assistant
Cosplayer : @kishnak
Photographer : Noah Smith Images

Inktober 6: Pumpkin Heads

when i saw this prompt, i wondered what mood i wanted to go for and finally decided on 19th century portraiture. what i didn’t expect was that when i looked up inspiration for a pose/composition that i’d find so many delightfully silly portraits. upon further research, tricks of editing–such as headless portraits, or ‘impossible figures’–were a popular thing, but took lots of forethought and effort to achieve at times. so a simpler, but equally fun option was to swap clothes.

here’s the photo i used as reference, and while i am sad that i couldn’t find its origin, it is one of several ‘crossdressing’ portraits that exists from the victorian era. i highly recommend checking them out, everyone looks INCREDIBLY dapper, and i adore that in each of them you can see the humor in their suppressed smiles.

I just want to remeamber one thing: people are allowed to explain their own opinions about emilie autumn. And the fans of their “beloved emilie autumn” have to accept this. I loved her but now she’s not my favourite singer (no more) but I just want to remember that she’s a public person, so she has to accept critics. And, first af all, she is doing this (whatever she’s doing now) because it’s her job. Yes, she loves it ect. But she recives money for this. So people, I’m happy if her music helps you during difficult times, but please try to understand that also the rest of us have feelings has your lovely EA. I just want more respect. That’s all.

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Louis Darget
Fluidic Thought-Image Photography, 1896

1. “The 1st Bottle” Photo of Thoughts. 27 May, 1896.

2. N.D.
Inscribed: “Photo… of thought. Head obtained by Mr. Henning, having a plate wrapped in black paper on his forehead while he played the piano. Opposite him on the piano was a portrait of Beethoven. Could this be that [same] portrait reflected by the brain onto the plate through the black paper. Comt. Darget”

3. “Photograph of a Dream: The Eagle.“ 25 June, 1896.
Inscribed: "Obtained by placing a photographic plate above the forehead of Mme Darget while she was asleep.”

4. “The Volcano.” 13 May, 1902.
Inscribed: “Volcano. Film placed on table in spiritualist séance. The drawing is done in gold. Before the séance, turning toward the West, toward Martinique, I had said: This evening 13 may at 9:00 P.M. I beg one of the spirits who died at St. Pierre to come and appear. May my wireless dispatch reach Martinique. After the séance, I said to all present: I had called up a spirit from Martinique, no medium saw it but it made the present drawing.”

5. “Anger” 23 June, 1896.
Inscribed: Plate placed for 10 minutes above the forehead of a very angry person.“

6. Planet and Satellite. 16 May, 1897.
Inscribed: "Thought photograph Planet and Satellite. Created by thought by Mrs. A. who was looking at a celestial atlas with a plate on her forehead.”

Sorry girls … I’ve just finished to read the Asylum book of Emilie Autumn… and I was wondering … I know there are a lot of people here who will tell me “you can’t say it if you never be in an asylum”. Ok you’re right. But I think that a lot of things Emilie has written in the book are fakes. And maybe a lot of you knows it too, so no surprised. I mean … when she talks about Dr. Stockill and the leeches … There are dialogues absolutly strange and it seems more a novel than a diary (this is my opinion). To make you understand that I really have respect for mental illness I want to recomend you a book (maybe some of you already knows it) “An unquiet mind” of Key Redfield Jamison. She’s an american psychologist who suffers from bipolar disorder since she was a teen. This book is the opposit of Emilie’s point of view. Read it and make your own opinion.