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ButcherBelial 1 week, 2 days ago Reply
Parlay by ButcherBelial

Here's a poorly written article on the supposed "ghost story" attached to the tunnels. Cliche stuff, really. But NOW the tunnels have a REAL spirit to contend with. That spirit being me, of course. And so now it's gone from cliche spook story to full-on Robert Aickman yarn lol

http://hauntedva.blogspot.com/2010/11/haunted-radford-university-ghost-that.html

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ness 1 week, 3 days ago Reply
Parlay by ButcherBelial

talk about your wormholes and rabbitholes~
this dark passage offers no assurances. again, where are you wandering? these kind of images and places are immensely storied arent they......

and all those angles and claustrophobic vignettes combined with that circular vortex overhead illuminated so blue....

excellent photo.
most fine indeed....

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ness 1 week, 3 days ago Reply
Divulge by ButcherBelial

*speechless

i am both haunted and exhilarated by this...what a freaking fearsome and fretfully beckoning image...\
i swear to high heaven, this is what my brain conjures on its down time [which must say way too much i realize]....and to see it manifested, framed and whispering in this capture---

truly haunting.
where o where in the world is THIS???

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ButcherBelial 3 weeks, 3 days ago Reply
orangecrush by saintedmad

I really like the shots that make me feel like I'm flying.

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admin 3 weeks, 3 days ago Reply
on years of little faith by saintedmad

I have a thing for old graves, too. Someone's probably taking a stroll over mine as I type this. Couldn't pick a more lovely spot for a dirtnap. The moss on the stones really freezes the landscape to my mind.

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carlosjackal 1 month, 1 week ago Reply
tarred and feathered by Miss Dahlia

I still can't believe you let me use this for the front cover of my 2nd book. Still eternally grateful :0)

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ButcherBelial 5 months, 1 week ago Reply
all quiet by saintedmad

All quiet. Makes me think about all the troublesome thoughts one could have in a perfectly silent vacuum. Of course, the ocean would be roaring here, so more a 'quiet' than a 'silence', if you know what I mean. I don't watch much tv, but there's a British sci fi-tech anthology series I've been enjoying recently called 'Black Mirror', and I think it's season 2 that ends with the episode "White Christmas". The brutality of silence is examined in the episode, and honest to god the ending nearly sent me into a full-blown panic attack! (Watch it if you dare!) Anyway, I was just thinking about our thoughts in the silence, and that Black Mirror episode occurred to me upon seeing the title of this photo. So I'm disturbed all over again. But the ocean has always had a healing, calming effect for me. Everything gon' be ah-ight. So thank you. Let us all be grateful for the quiet, and for the fact that it's not going to be "Christmas everyday". Great stuff. Sigh. I really need to see the ocean again.

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ButcherBelial 5 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
she was here by saintedmad

It may seem like a rather macabre pastime to the uninitiated but truth be told I'd be kind of flattered if my grave were to be of interest to some artist a hundred-plus years from now. It will probably happen to most of the artists here some day. And they will stand over you all and wonder aloud about your bones and pray for your eternal souls. It is a positive for people to be able to feel empathy for someone from a more tragic time (which is what the past always is, a least the recent past). As for myself, I foresee a different fate for my own cadaver: a donation to the Anatomy Gifts Registry as a tool for forensic training & research. I'm machinating here...bear with me: I hope to be staring up at the sky for a few months before my decomposition is found by future investigators. I'm not comfortable with the official process these days...death has become a racket. Give me to science, please!

http://www.anatomygifts.org/home.html

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ButcherBelial 6 months, 6 days ago Reply
howlher by saintedmad

:O If you'd ever doubted yourself as an artist before now I'm here to tell you needn't ever doubt it again. This deserves a much larger audience and I hope that a lot more people see this painting.

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Asomatous 8 months, 6 days ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

This take on the deities is to me qlipothic. The Qlipoth, finite, can be traversed in either direction, and dark and light are but two parts of the same behemoth, neither evil nor holy but knowing all, seeing all. Thus what is represented of it can take either form. This is of the dark aspect. Very appealing to my metal tastes. Where ice meets her heat melts. She is fearsome, and he powerful and frozen. Very well done.

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Asomatous 8 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
this, too, shall be by saintedmad

I want a gate just like this for my grave, so that no one can tend it. Let my hair grow long. Let it fade like the snow and rebirth itself upon the dead bodies of its seed. Let the beetles burrow homes, scurrying close to my cold stone at a footstep's vibrations, roly polys as its neighbors, those red centipedes that look like they could sting. No one to fear them there. Let dogs wet my ground with their body's salt waters as their owners walk them past, unknowing of my host, head-lost in times when they were loved, or when they loved the day they died.

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Asomatous 8 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Somewhere else all together by saintedmad

Part of me curls here, strangled but regaining beneath the shadow, unburnished in the grass and gasping in the mist. Exquisite, this.

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Asomatous 8 months, 3 weeks ago Reply
Empty queen by saintedmad

Even with its guts hanging out it is regal. I would say that I would never have left it behind, even in such a state of decay...but that's not true. I would leave it in hopes that, someday, someone may take a picture such as this. And beyond that, I would leave it for the light filtering through the cracks, pressing against the windows for a closer look. I would leave it for the cold nights, so that some bug would have a hidden place to rest. I would leave it for the silence.

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ButcherBelial 9 months, 1 week ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

I am unfamiliar with the names but I am quite known to the sun & moon. So very glad to see you back here at IC. This should be seen by a much larger audience than this and I hope that it is, or at least will be someday. Nice form & technique and there's a lot to appreciate here. Big thumbs up.

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azaneth74 9 months, 1 week ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

The sun and the moon, enjoy- Dan

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ButcherBelial 9 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Original by magdalena

Yes, I think the browned edges make for a much more interesting personality for the shot. I believe plant life to be watching us. And some of them appreciate some attention....and some do not lol.

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By magdalena
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Asomatous 9 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Miracle by saintedmad

"...so are all who live to see such days..."

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carlosjackal 9 months, 3 weeks ago Reply
Original by magdalena

The start of the decay....A beautifully shot photo that speaks volumes.

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By magdalena
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ButcherBelial 9 months, 4 weeks ago Reply
Miracle by saintedmad

Ah, yes. It is, isn't it?

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Asomatous 10 months, 6 days ago Reply
In The Midst of the Garden by DanHale74

Many layers here, many levels, all moving together through dimensions requiring elevated process, echoing on and on at escape velocity. Many meanings combined into one image. This work is personal enough that true understanding of it is yours alone, yet it gives enough to others to be appreciated without knowing what you know, like speaking a dead language in the open for everyone to hear, sonorous enough that all are drawn by its allure.

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