Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Ejdallim Witches

 
 
A wedding photographer in New Orleans, attempting to capture an aerial shot of the entire congregation, noticed something odd in the background of the picture and zoomed in...
 
 
Who - or what - were those hooded figures?

Almost Charlotte

 
This cross spider had spun its web on our glass front door (of all places). It was there for several weeks, catching insects and surprising visitors. We almost miss it now that it is gone again.
 
I like the "Tarantula" look of this picture, where the spider seems to be gigantic, looming above the house...
 

 
The web was still there for quite some time after, and one morning, we saw its outline captured in the morning rime. Beautiful, though soooo hard to capture in a picture.
 
I just have to add this Youtube video with a hauntingly beautiful song and the most loveable spider in movie history.
 


Annabell Lee

 

Friday, 11 May 2012

Carpe Noctem




Pullip Elisabeth, Dal Ende und Taeyang Nosferatu (2010), gesehen auf der Dokomi 2010.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Ghoulish Gathering


Monster High friends Clawdeen, Goria and Draculaura meet for a midnight chat at the graveyard.

Graveyard gate, wall, crypts and most tombstones by Ray Keim.

Monster High dolls: School´s Out/2nd Wave Clawdeen Wolf, Dawn of the Dance Ghoulia Yelps (= Goria), School´s Out/2nd Wave Draculaura.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pirate Ship


By noontime the dock is a-swarmin' with men
comin' out from the ghostly freighter
They move in the shadows where no one can see
And they're chainin' up people and they're bringin' em to me
askin' me, "Kill them NOW, or LATER?"
Askin' ME! "Kill them now, or later?"
Noon by the clock
and so still by the dock
You can hear a foghorn miles away
And in that quiet of death
I'll say, "Right now.
Right now!"
Then they'll pile up the bodies
And I'll say,
"That'll learn ya!"

And the ship, the black freighter
disappears out to sea
And on it is me. And the ship with eight sails
And with fifty cannons
Will disappear with me.

Und es werden kommen hundert gen Mittag an Land
Und werden in den Schatten treten
Und fangen einen jeglichen aus jeglicher Tuer
Und legen ihn in Ketten und bringen vor mir
Und fragen: Welchen sollen wir toeten?
Und an diesem Mittag wird es still sein am Hafen
Wenn man fragt, wer wohl sterben muss...
Und dann werden Sie mich sagen hoeren: ALLE!
Und wenn dann der Kopf faellt, sag' ich: Hoppla!
Und das Schiff mit acht Segeln
Und mit fuenfzig Kanonen
Wird entschwinden mit mir...

Bert Brecht (trans.: Marc Blitzstein), Die Seeraeuber Jenny/ Pirate Jenny

I love how this shadow of our Playmobil ship looks like a scene from an old silent movie.
It could be the pirates. It could also be the ship that brings Nosferatu to England.



Sunday, 1 April 2012

Ravenheart





Begoth: Custom doll "Xandria Ravenheart", former series 4 Infinity A.Byss
outfit from series 1 Lillian de Winter

Tomb Sweet Tomb





A semi-forgotten cemetery in the forest? Come on, it´s irresistible!

(Draculaura is not sitting on an actual tombstone, by the way. It´s just a large rock.)

Monster High: School´s Out aka Draculaura In Love

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Weird

Autumn Fairy

Loreley



 Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten,
Daß ich so traurig bin,
Ein Märchen aus uralten Zeiten,
Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn.
Die Luft ist kühl und es dunkelt,
Und ruhig fließt der Rhein;
Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt,
Im Abendsonnenschein.

I cannot determine the meaning
Of sorrow that fills my breast:
A fable of old, through it streaming,
Allows my mind no rest.
The air is cool in the gloaming
And gently flows the Rhine.
The crest of the mountain is gleaming
In fading rays of sunshine.




Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
Dort oben wunderbar,
Ihr gold'nes Geschmeide blitzet,
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar,
Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme,
Und singt ein Lied dabei;
Das hat eine wundersame,
Gewalt'ge Melodei.

The loveliest maiden is sitting
Up there, so wondrously fair;
Her golden jewelry is glist'ning;
She combs her golden hair.
She combs with a gilded comb, preening,
And sings a song, passing time.
It has a most wondrous, appealing
And pow'rful melodic rhyme.




Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe,
Ergreift es mit wildem Weh;
Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,
Er schaut nur hinauf in die Höh'.
Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
Am Ende Schiffer und Kahn,
Und das hat mit ihrem Singen,
Die Loreley getan.

The boatman aboard his small skiff, -
Enraptured with a wild ache,
Has no eye for the jagged cliff, -
His thoughts on the heights fear forsake.
I think that the waves will devour
Both boat and man, by and by,
And that, with her dulcet-voiced power
Was done by the Loreley.



"Tee hee."

 
Heinrich Heine, 1822 (1799-1856)
Tr. Frank, 1998


... by the way, that is the actual bank of the river Rhine she is sitting by. 

Begoths Olivia O´Lantern, series 7.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Most Beloved Sister



"Allerliebste Schwester", sagte Ylva-li leise, "wenn die Rosen des Salikon verwelken - werde ich tot sein."

"Beloved Sister," Ylva-li said softly, "when Salikon´s roses wilt... I will be gone."

Allerliebste Schwester / Most Beloved Sister (Allrakäraste Syster), 1949
Begoths Atara Inferno, regular release and Crypt Club exclusive, series 7. 

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Not all dolls pictured here are mine - a big thanks to Anna for letting me take pictures of her Begoths.