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lyannastarlc asked: heyy! i don't mean to be a bother but could you share some, if not all, of your fallen london playlist? thanks a lot btw, i discovered it because of you... and i'm now addicted.
Sure, no bother at all! I no longer remember where I found most of these (some are from Radio Free Neath), but I can at least give you a list. I should really also put these on 8tracks or something, although you can probably find all or most of these on Youtube, if nothing else.
- Katzenjammer, “A Bar In Amsterdam,” “Tea With Cinnamon”
- Blackbird Raum, “Honey in the Hair”
- The Clockwork Dolls, “The Ballad of Black Jack Jezebel”
- The Dark Clan, “Fallen London (New London Gets Newer mix)”
- Dark Dark Dark, “Ferment in D Minor”
- Dead Man’s Bones, “Buried in Water”
- The Debutante Hour, “Your Worldview Gets Me Down”
- DeVotchKa, “Transliterator,” “Basso Profundo,” “Gasoline Serpent,” “Queen of the Surface Streets”
- Diablo Swing Orchestra, “Ballrog Boogie”
- Flogging Molly, “Devil’s Dance Floor”
- Hannah Fury, “Girls That Glitter Love The Dark”
- Jem, “They”
- Jill Tracy, “The Somnambulist Waltz,” “The Fine Art of Poisoning”
- Jo Robbins, “Nightmarket” (my best friend plenilune; actually inspired by Fallen London, Neverwhere, and similar stories)
- The Moulettes, “Devil Of Mine”
- October Project, “After the Fall”
- Sarah Slean, “Parasol”
- Steeleye Span, “Boys of Bedlam”
- The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, “Romaypohe - Live” (my favorite local band)
- Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses, “Perilous Fathoms”
- Parov Stelar, “Libella Swing”
- Estradasphere, “Six Hands,” “Smuggled Mutation”
- Gin Wigmore, “Kill of the Night”
- Vermillion Lies, “I Should Fly”
- Dr. Steel, “Lullabye-Bye”
- Dirt Poor Robins, “I Shot A Man”
- Eliza Rickman, “Black Rose”
- Jessica Lowndes & Terrance Zdunich, “In All My Dreams I Drown”
- The Hush Sound, “Hurricane”
- Hurray For The Riff Raff, “Too Much of a Good Thing”
Ah, a sonnet for the Feast of the Exceptional Rose. The Bazaar still taxes these, you know.
as close as we’re going to get to having a real life Knife of Lost Sky, methinks
Ji Hye Park for Dolce & Gabbana F/W 14.15 Lookbook
Deep, dark, marvellous.
Elaborate rubbery jewelry.
The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s
Source: My Ancestor’s Name
someone cosplay her immediately
how much you wanna bet she was hunting vampires
LISTEN!!!! Someone make this a thing!!!!
I need this.
Hunting vampires or: hunting Vakes.
William Powell Frith, A Private View At The Royal Academy, 1881 (1883)
Things I like about this painting:
- The green dress on the left, her jaunty sunflower, and her fellow Aesthetes in orange and yellow. Frith was critical of this fashion “craze”, and wished to capture it for posterity. He describes the group as “a family of pure aesthetes absorbed in affected study of the pictures” .Well, if I had been around in 1883, this is how I would have dressed. Take that, Frith!
- Oscar Wilde, surrounded by admirers, to the right of the painting (behind the little boy in the green Fauntleroy-ish suit). Frith: “I wished to hit the folly of listening to self-elected critics in matters of taste, whether in dress or art. I therefore planned a group, consisting of a well-known apostle of the beautiful, with a herd of eager worshippers surrounding him.” Ouch.
- Lillie Langtry, all in white, to the left of Oscar Wilde. Pretty.
- The gentleman to the far right with a lovely red nose. I don’t know who he is. All I know is that I love his red nose.
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon (very far left, peeping between shoulders), who wrote “sensation” novels, including Lady Audley’s Secret, which I heartily recommend.
Incidentally, the Royal Academy are offering a 30 minute introduction to this painting on 3rd April. Visit their site for more details.
Your humble curator has nothing but approval for pure aesthetes absorbed in the affected study of pictures. And the Epigrammatic Irishman! It’s such a shame, that business with Mr Pages.
Bonnet, straw, silk, cotton, false flowers and spike trim (of all things), c. 1887, American.
Floral bonnets are so punk rock.
An Exceptional Bonnet.
Started playing Fallen London again (a most amazing victorian steampunk browser game) and decided to doodle my character, Miss Voodoo St Croix. #fallenlondon