talkstowolves: I speak with wolves and other wicked creatures. (talks to wolves)

Hatters’ Collectives are very secretive and magical things, indeed – they keep the best and brightest in hats, throw top-notch tea parties in Wonderland, and keep witches safe. Oh, yes – Miss Tick’s automatic pointed hat, the disguised wonder of the Discworld lowlands all covered in fake flowers? Hutmacherin von Hexen No. 13’s work. They provide fantastic millinery, safe routes, and correspondence services for nasty women everywhere.

This is actually November’s design, in honor of a nasty woman near you. Maybe even inside you. I’d apologize for it being so late, but I’m not nice. (I’m just right.) I can’t be bothered. It was created with the font “Stampede” by St Rachan, and a rubber stamp effect from Diego Sánchez.

My Redbubble and Zazzle shops have a range of wonderful items with this design on it – if you fancy picking one up:

Two-tone mug, or mason jar with handle (and without, for storing flowers or herbs).
Silver-plated locket.
Cream-colored stationery.
Single-sided acrylic keychain.
Purple round fridge magnet.
Hardcover journal for recipes, spells, and agendaing.
Spiral notebook for same.

That’s it, for now. If you’d like anything else, I take requests – so hit the comments.

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talkstowolves: I speak with wolves and other wicked creatures. (talks to wolves)

What a week this has been, with much work and rather too much chronic pain! But here’s what I’ve got for you.

Thing that I wrote: 

Become Your Heroine this Halloween, over at ISA Professional’s blog.

Things that I read: 

11 of the Most Savage Burns in Literature” by Jessica Misener, being full of brilliant insults.
If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women” by Meg Elison, being grimly hilarious.
‘Into the Wood’ series, 56: Death in Folk & Fairy Tales” by Terri Windling, being particulary apt this time of year.

Things that I made: 

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This week’s Whiteboard Weirdness vants you to have a bloody good time! Quick and dirty sketch based on Victoria Kalinina’s adorable vampire girl vector art. (Her vectors are available on Dreamstime and Shutterstock.)

I also released a new line of merch! Check out Coffee of Cthulhu:

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Click the image above (or this link) to check out the design and find it on coffee mugs, travel mugs, fridge magnets, and more!

Things that I’m excited about: 

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Click the pics if you fancy purchasing any of the above! I get a modest kickback from Amazon if you do.

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talkstowolves: I speak with wolves and other wicked creatures. (talks to wolves)

It’s that time of month, folks: when the shadows are lengthening, the year slowly dying, and madness creeping into your coffee cups. Especially if you live anywhere in the Northeastern United States, like, say, Innsmouth? Sorry, but that’s Deep Ones’ territory, and them’s the breaks.

Look, you’ve got Lovecraft to blame, not me. Actually, H.P. Lovecraft is to blame for a lot of things, like being a racist and problematic individual. That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the Lovecraftian mythos; that just means we acknowledge his shit, and then make his world of mind-warping horror and indescribable monsters a much more inclusive and progressive realm of disturbance. Like Ruthanna Emrys has done with her forthcoming Winter Tide (such a good book, so snatch it up as soon as you can). Or we create whip-smart commentary on Lovecraft’s issues like Victor LaValle did in his smashingly reviewed novella The Ballad of Black Tom. (And then there’s Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. There is some great work being done here, y’all.)

In honor of this spooky season, and all those authors and fans who’ve made the Lovecraftian mythos into something truly awesome, I present October’s design: COFFEE OF CTHULHU!

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Lovecraftian horrors like Cthulhu need a little help getting up in the mornings too, so reach for the best when you’re R’lyeh fhtagn tired.

I created this design using vector art from Freepik, along with the fonts Kenyan Coffee by Raymond Larabie and Swift by Cheapskate Fonts (Dustin Norlander). Key inspiration provided by my husband, Andy.

So, where can you find this parodic and off-kilter Lovecraftian design?

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In my Zazzle shop! Oh, yes. You will find the Coffee of Cthulhu design on:

Coffee mugs, of various sizes and colors!
Stainless steel travel mugs, thermal tumbler, water bottles, and a thermos.
A really big fridge magnet!
A hip flask or two, so you can face non-euclidean horrors with a little liquid courage!

That’s it for now, though we do have a special variant mug in the works. If you’d like anything else, I take requests – so hit the comments.

And remember: the best part of waking up is madness in your cup!

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talkstowolves: I speak with wolves and other wicked creatures. (talks to wolves)

Look, y’all, I know it’s been a while since I last posted an edition of “Once Upon A Are You Kidding Me?” I was pretty dedicated for a while there, taking the hit for the not-gonna-take-it team, staying in the trenches with so many other suffering-but-hopeful fans, keeping active in the Tumblr community. But then… but then…

It was Neverland. Neverland just killed me, chipped away at my last fingerhold of hope until I fell a long, long way into that black pit they killed Maleficent in. I lay among her shattered bones, and muttered “fuck a bunch of this! Wanna wander off for a cocktail?” Maleficent put herself back together, conjured up her fabulous Faerie Queen couture, and we wandered off into the darkness. Good times…

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Where was I? Oh! Yes. Yes, I quit the show.

Of course, they decided to hit me where I live with this Queens of Darkness bit, and I’ve been thinking about taking up the Mantle of Exasperation once more. I must admit, I am there for Maleficent and Ursula in pretty much any media experience. Also, I hear Belle’s still alive! And maybe even has managed to garner a little bit of agency?

Regardless of whether I do it, though, I thought it was time to declare my colors and rally likeminded folk. Hence the above design, which you can find on a variety of shirt types over on Redbubble. If you’re a desperate fan, a former fan, or a would-be fan who just knows too much – this shirt’s for you.

If you still love pieces of the show, if you love what it could have become, if you just go “ACK!” every time someone brings it up or a commercial comes on – this shirt’s is for you.

Your fave may be problematic, but you can still enjoy it – you’re just becoming a conscientious fan who doesn’t take any guff from your fave or its creators. And this shirt’s for you. Enjoy!

Note: This design’s also available as a poster, card, tote bag, and throw pillow. For throwing.

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