Friday Link Pack

The Innsmouth Look by Kari-Lise Alexander
It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week.
Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! I’m always looking for new links if you have any suggestions, let me know.

Writing:

A bookstore inside a gothic cathedral
Only in the Netherlands.

Analysis of ISBN numbers shows self-publishing jumped 59% last year
Some interesting data from ISBN marketplace Bowkers surrounding the ever growing marketplace of indie publishing. Almost 60% is an enormous leap forward.

Art:

“The Innsmouth Look” by Kari-Lise Alexander
I am loving this new piece my wife is finishing up for a group show. (Also shown cropped up above.) It’s an elegant take on Lovecraft’s fishy Innsmouth residents and the “peaked diadem” described in the story.

The Sultan’s Elephant
This is incredible. It’s part installation and part performance art involving a huge moving mechanical elephant, a giant marionette of a girl and other art installations. You can see a video of The Sultan’s Elephant in action here.

Submarine in Milan
Speaking of installation art…this submarine “surfacing” in the streets of Milan is equally cool. I don’t even care if it is for an ad campaign. Bonus points if they repeat this in Venice.

Random:

Russian Insults (NSFW)
I’d be a moodeela if I didn’t share this with you all. Some of the characters in “Deep” are Russian, so I was happy when I found this list of Russian language curses and insults. I wonder about the accuracy. If anyone is a native Russian speaker and can confirm…let me know.

Migaloo the Albino Humpback Whale
“What the white whale was to Ahab, has been hinted; what, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid.” —Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Migaloo also has his own website over here.

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Since I mentioned Kari-Lise’s current work in progress why not feature my favorite of Lovecraft’s stories. The Shadow Over Innsmouth includes some of Lovecraft’s best: a lurking evil, a strange esoteric cult, a surly New England drunk, a cool chase scene, and a lot of observations on architecture.

Farewell Gif(s) of the Week:

What if we're all actually mastodons?

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