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Black Cat

Photo By: Andrianna Kapralios   Black Cat There can’t be meaning   It floats here inside, the burning I’m feeling. Paths into the shadows, my mind always takes, Will emotion never truly appear? A burning sensation is floating here.   Perched upon the razor’s edge, I waltz towards this cold cliff’s ledge. Before my Self, a warm canyon beckons, I fall, and to reason I deafen.   In search of color, I find but darkness which conceals, It always spells doom, for the one who feels! This time is different,…

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What Are Tarot Cards? Features 

What Are Tarot Cards?

Origins There is no one origin story for Tarot cards, and their true origins are unknown. The cards borrow designs, symbolism and wisdom from many sources, including alchemy, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome and Chinese mythology. The most common modern deck is called the Waite pack, named after Arthur Edward Waite who in 1891 commissioned artist Pamela Coleman-Smith to draw the pack for him. This version of the Tarot deck was the first to include images and meanings for the Minor Arcana. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that Tarot’s popularity soared…

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What’s the deal with: Lucifer Morningstar – “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer” Entertainment 

What’s the deal with: Lucifer Morningstar – “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer”

  In the comic: “The Sandman Presents: Lucifer” (three issue mini-series from 1999), Mike Carey presents an intricate, and at times, empathetic portrayal of the devil. The basic plot is that the once-lord-of-hell Lucifer has resigned from his post, in order to retire as a jazz bar owner in L.A. until one day, the Angel Amenadiel offers Lucifer a deal to work as a third-party on behalf of Heaven. His ensuing adventure on earth tasks him with destroying ‘the voiceless gods’: born from the minds of proto-humans without language or…

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Behind The Meme: Spooky Scary Skeletons Features 

Behind The Meme: Spooky Scary Skeletons

Spooky Scary Skeletons is originally a song written and performed by Andrew Gold, intended to be a Halloween song for children. The song was released on August 20th 1996, on Gold’s Halloween themed album titled Halloween Howls. The emergence of Spooky Scary Skeletons as a meme is credited to YouTuber JimmyWilson01, when he put Gold’s song over a Disney short animation called The Skeleton Dance. JimmyWilson01’s video released in 2010 has gained over 14 million views as of October 2017. This video was the launching point of the meme, and…

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Frankenweenie (1984) Review Entertainment 

Frankenweenie (1984) Review

In contrast to the colorful playfulness of your typical Disney picture, lies the work of Tim Burton, who fuses that whimsy with his blend of dark themes, wistful characters, and surrealism. This is certainly seen in his debut film, Frankenweenie.   As the title suggests, this film is a parody of the original Frankenstein, only this time, Victor Frankenstein is a young boy who, grief-stricken, brings his dog, Sparky, back from the dead only for chaos to ensue in the neighborhood.   This film is bursting with references to films…

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That Spooky Time of Year Arts 

That Spooky Time of Year

Can you feel the goosebumps crippling on your neck? Do you catch the smell of fear making its way through the lock of the door? Leaning just for a second to put the final touch to your outfit and there is this hooded baby-masked guy standing right behind you. You do not hear the blood dripping. A nightmare. Then, why does it feel so real and why do you keep waking up from this same awful dream? Referencing one of the hottest rights from the Hollywood oven pieces “Happy Death…

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Jack(-o-lantern) Russell terrier Features 

Jack(-o-lantern) Russell terrier

Photo By: BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner   The spooky Jack Russell has a lot of energy for such a small dog because they are bred for speed. A crazy dog, some even say the Jack Russell is like a child at a candy store: They get very excited and don’t know how to contain their excitement until they crash from a sugar high. Bred in south England, this dog’s purpose was hunting foxes. Fun fact: The Jack Russell got its name from John Russell, who was a fox enthusiast.   The Jack…

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El Día De Los Muertos Arts Features 

El Día De Los Muertos

The day of the dead is more than just wearing skull makeup, dressing like La Catrina (Elegant skull) and wearing sombreros. It is a sacred Mexican tradition which represents much more than dressing like a fancy skeleton. This tradition has been celebrated for more than 3000 years. November 2nd of every year in Mexico, we honor the death of our loved ones. We decorate their tombs with colorful flowers and their favorite things like a book, or pastries, making sure their tombs are beautifully decorated. The meaning of this celebration…

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