Please Don’t Put Humpty Together Again

Please Don’t Put Humpty Together Again

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

     Updated 22/07/2014

     Billy Majestic’s arresting Graphic Novel, Humpty Dumpty is a Science Fiction/Horror yarn and definitely not recommended for children.

     Vivid colours and smooth digital blending achieve a film-like look; entirely appropriate for a snappy origin tale which plays like a movie storyboard and makes no qualms about its B-Movie…

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"Amid a Sea of Eyes" ~ The Adventuress by Audrey Niffenegger

“Amid a Sea of Eyes” ~ The Adventuress by Audrey Niffenegger

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     Audrey Niffenegger, best known as the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, spins a macabre yet enchanting novel in pictures.

     The Adventuress, an ethereal yet tenacious heroine, is created by an alchemist, has a love affair with Napoleon and gives birth to a cat in a quest of Fairy Tale subversions and surreal post-feminism.

     The text may tell us of…

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Lily Wight’s Remarkable Victorian Trivia Generator

Lily Wight’s Remarkable Victorian Trivia Generator

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*Postage stamps, matches, refrigerators, lightbulbs, antiseptic, inflatable tyres, cars, buses, telephones, iron bridges, railways, cameras, bandstands and promenades are all Victorian inventions.

*After the death of Prince Albert (1861) Queen Victoria dressed in black and had fresh clothes and a wash-stand prepared for Albert every day.

*She also spoke of…

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Cute Baby Bat ~ Gratuitous Gif Of The Month

     Did you know that cute baby bats are actually known as pups?  What a blog, eh?  Informative AND adorable!

     Pop back next month for a brand new and totally gratuitous gif :)

Cute Baby Bat Gif

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Amazing Lego picks every month at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana :)

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Litha, The Summer Solstice ~ The Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year

Litha, The Summer Solstice ~ The Beginner’s Guide To The Wheel Of The Year

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

     Updated 24/06/2014

     The ancient seasonal calendar – known as The Wheel Of The Year – has reached Litha (meaning “wheel”) also known as The Longest Day, Midsummer and The Summer Solstice.

     Litha marks the height of the sun’s powers at the middle of the year before the inevitable shortening of daylight hours.

     Midsummer has been observed…

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More Victoriana At The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana

More Victoriana At The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

     Updated 17/06/2014

     Here at The Arcade of Arts & Arcana we are not ashamed to trawl kids’ books for fascinating factoids.  Here are few of our findings…

*Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital opened in 1852.  If you scroll down the sidebar you will find a link to Children With Cancer UK, this site’s nominated charity :) 

*Edward Jenner helped to…

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Game Of Thrones Meets American Gothic

Game Of Thrones Meets American Gothic

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

     Updated 14/06/2014

     It takes a writer as bold as Game of Throne’s George R.R. Martin to pen a Southern Gothic vampire novel just three years after the publication of Anne Rice’s genre-bending Interview With The Vampire.

     Martin’s Fevre Dream includes plenty of Rice’s familiar tropes – such as setting, era and two bickering immortal dandies…

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Victoriana At The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana

Victoriana At The Arcade Of Arts & Arcana

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

Updated 09/06/2014

     All these amazing facts have been borrowed from the Snapping-Turtle Guide, Victorian Life by John Guy.

*The average life expectancy for a Victorian city-dweller was a measly 40 years!

*At the beginning of Victoria’s reign (1837) 20% of the population lived in towns.  By the end of her reign (1901) this figure had risen to 75%.

*Beer…

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Access Denied!

Originally posted on Lily Wight:

     Updated 05/06/2014

     Pat Brien’s Denied is a refreshingly old-school vampire yarn that owes more to Hammer era Dracula than Twilight style teen romance (cheer or boo here as you prefer).

     Brien does an admirable job of honing and reinvigorating gothic folklore by finding ingenious and refreshing ways to reconnect disparate vampire…

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