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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Cask of Amontillado

by Edgar Allan Poe
(published 1846)

THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled –but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.

It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation.… Read the rest

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Monique Munoz on the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast

Selomon and Shannon interview visionary artist Monique Munoz on episode #48 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast:

Monique Munoz is an artist who has been drawing and creating art since she can remember. Her art can be described as colorful surrealism, bright, animated and nothing short of brilliant. Her goal as an artist is to travel the world creating art that makes people smile.

We talk with her about a few of her art pieces including one that she created after an intense meditation in which she connected with a deity. Other topics include her favorite medium, places she has traveled and the debut of Monique Munoz leggings that are sure to make waves.

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Occult Video Roundup: Swahili “Bardo”

An early frontrunner in my microverse for album of the year, Swahili’s sophomore effort AMOVREX finds the band abandoning the shamanic trance stylings of their debut for a slick cosmic disco sheen. No really, if you played the albums back to back you probably wouldn’t even be aware you were listening to the same band. Normally going all dance party would have me calling bullshit on the originality front, but in this case it works on all levels, primarily due to the gargantuan leap in song-writing. Not to mention the fact that it’s trippy as all get out. I can’t say I’ve ever found myself high and grooving out to what seems like an updated version of The Love Boat theme, but the album’s closing track puts out that exact vibe. The biggest mystery in all this lies in how vocalist Van Pham somehow went from background distorted mumble-core to full on psychedelic diva poet in the course of one album.… Read the rest

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RITHIKA MERCHANT- Mosaics of Myths

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RITHIKA MERCHANT

Rithika Merchant (1986) deals with creating mosaics of myths that question received histories that are available to us throughout culture. An inherent feminism exists in her decoration undermining the minimalism of modernity that views a woman just as a muse.

In 2008 she graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in New York. She has studied painting and conceptual practice at the Hellenic International Studies In The Arts in Paros, Greece. In 2008 she was a resident at the Convento Sao Francisco Mertola in Mertola, Portugal.

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Occult Video Roundup: Deadcuts “Summon the Witches”

Hey Disinfonauts, my regular rants about talking to extra-dimensional entities with my penis will resume shortly. In the meantime, I was forwarded several rather excellent Occult themed videos in the last few weeks which should serve to satiate your appetite for esoteric high strangeness. First off is the Crowley-tastic video for Deadcuts’ song Summon the Witches. Now, some of you might be familiar with my distaste for Crowley and the dark imagery that currently surrounds the Occult in general, but despite all this I must confess that there’s another part of me that finds it all sort of awesome. I’m certainly more of the comic book Occult variety rather than the horror movie strain. But you know, let’s face it, most Occult anything in pop culture is mired in a thick layer of darkness and by virtue of being Occult themed, I end up digging it anyway. For example, I watched The Dunwich Horror on Netflix a few weeks back and loved it despite the fact that I’ve never been a Lovecraft fan, nor do I really like horror movies in general per se.… Read the rest

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