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About depthRADIUS


depthRADIUS is named after the deviantART community that it reflects and represents. Built in service of the largest and most influential community of culture creators and culture responders in the world, this on-line journal explores the depths of the arts world from fine art to the most eminently accessible community arts projects. depthRADIUS endeavors to connect artists and art enthusiasts with other artists and art appreciators from all levels of the arts community, from its most successful stars and innovators to beginners just learning their crafts. The “radius” of this journalistic conversation will extend in its boundaries into arts advocacy, cultural relevancy, education and appreciation.

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You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything. — Richard Hugo 

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Epiousios

Art

the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.

-Marcel Duchamp

Burns Brighter

I want a trouble-maker for a lover,
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.

From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi

True

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
--W. H. Auden

Do You Realize? by The Flaming Lips -- Lyrics

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face

By The Way...

The best things in life are not things.

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Titan patrol by AzureHowlShilach


Happy Friday


We made it! It's time to put on our capes and head into the weekend :)







catphone by da-bu-di-bu-da


Cat Phone


Who wouldn't want their own grumpy cat phone purring everytime they got a call? da-bu-di-bu-da has taken the first step and imagined such a thing. Now who's going to launch the Kickstarter to make it a reality?







Questionable Literature Book Club by forgottenpantaloons


Book Club Needs Your Help


CRLiterature is the team behind DeviantArt's monthly book club and they are asking for your help in selecting the next 6 books. Take a look at the suggestions and share your thoughts.







Free Speech isnt FREE by kikixD


Washington DC Outlaws Issue-Orientated Ads


When a known hate group wanted to run an advertisement on the subway, depicting the prophet Muhammad, the Washington DC transportation department chose the easiest way out and opted to ban all 'Issue-Orientated' advertising. The proposed advert called for Americans to support free speech and featured a bearded, turban-wearing Muhammad waving a sword and shouting: "You can't draw me!". Free speech is one thing, hate speech is another.







A World of My Own by Queen-Kitty


Get Inspired


Faded2Indie posts this regular feature of artists and writers she has found inspiring. Take a look and get inspired!







The Black Hole by StarSeekervds


Black Hole Billiards


The Hubble telescope caught something unusual in 1994 when taking pictures of NGC 3862 - an elliptical galaxy 260 million light-years from Earth. A giant black hole was shooting huge globs of plasma out into space. Over the next twenty years photos revealed that two of these plasma billiard balls collided with each other. The pictures were difficult to decipher at first as the shots were fired in our general direction. Let's just hope our Sun isn't the black ball.







Forest Guardian by Hardrockangel


Pricing: Public Service Announcement


When looking to sell your arwork, it's easy to get confused with pricing. These words of advice from Hardrockangel, may prove helpful in avoiding underselling yourself.











Halo vs Call Of Duty


Madcap Australian filmmakers Racka Racka's YouTube channel has received a ton of publicity over the years including The Stephen Colbert Show but their recent short film about their own showdown with Halo's Master Chief has to be seen to be believed.







Earth and Space by koraykaragozler


Get to Know a Deviant


Koray is a tattoo artist out of Turkey and if you haven't yet discovered the sheer brilliance of his work, allow us to introduce you.











KUNG FURY


Straight from their amazing Kickstarter to YouTube! Kung Fury is the epic martial arts 70s movie we always wanted. Cops, dinosaurs, barbarians and Hitler! What more do you need?











The Return Of Pussy Galore


No, this is not the news that a new James Bond book features the return of the titular character from Goldfinger, but literally a video of a lot of cats in world made up of empty cardboard boxes. This will be the best 3 minutes of your day.







SnK: Silent Sway by YummySuika


Broke Back Bachelorette


Two of the contestants on ABC Television's The Bachelorette had an unexpected hook up. The show's star, Kaitlyn Bristowe, thought she had found a match in Clint Arlis and gave her first rose to him, but her heart and hopes were dashed when Clint declared his love for... his fellow contestant JJ Lane. The two apparently revealed their love for each other in the showers, which won't be seen on the show. Don't feel sorry for Kaitlyn though, she's got 18 more suitors to choose from.







Fish and Chips by DistortedSmile


Fish On Friday


Good news for British Fish and Chips! The Cod has made a dramatic comeback. In the 1990s, Britain was forced to put caps and tough fishing restrictions on cod as their numbers were dropping to the point of disappearing completely. Now the fish is back and there is plenty of it! See, we can do the whole sustainable thing if we try. Frying Tonight!







Eye of the Tiger by yikes190


In the Forums


When you're taking on a tough project or preparing to do something epic, what is the song that starts playing in your head? Share your theme songs in this thread.







I didn't do it by kedralynn


Happy Birthday


Help make today a special one for kedralynn by stopping by her page and wishing her a happy birthday.
























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-29-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5–29–2015

Authors: Moonbeam13DeevElliott 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
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The Resurrection of Mara Jade

Fri May 29, 2015, 10:42 AM
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Like millions of kids growing up in the 1980s, I spent many happy hours imagining what it would be like in the rosy future when George Lucas made new Star Wars movies. It was almost as difficult and delicious to imagine as adulthood.


Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, but many, many years would pass before we had new stories. In the meantime, we created our own stories with fan art, fan fiction and epic action figure play sessions.


But the real change came in 1991, when science fiction novelist Timothy Zahn published Heir to the Empire, the first in a trilogy of books telling the story of what happened to the Star Wars heroes after the events of the original movie series. Those books steadily climbed bestseller lists, giving fans like me the new Star Wars stories we craved.


This trilogy was one of the first bricks in a mighty mythology that became known as the Star Wars “Expanded Universe” (or EU, as abbreviated by many fans). The EU filled gaps in the Star Wars story for millions of fans like me—a huge bookshelf of novels, comics and fan art. You can see examples in every corner of DeviantArt.



DeviantArt creator and illustrator Grant Gould (grantgoboom) has worked on Star Wars kid’s books, trading cards and web comics.



At the recent Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, he created an exclusive licensed tribute to these classic Star Wars novels.


Grant told me about the moment he discovered those books:



I remember the excitement. We hadn’t had Star Wars in a long time, and all of a sudden, there’s this great book and the adventures continue. I just fell in love with the series.”





I devoured the trilogy as well back in the 1990s, but I forgot the stories as I grew older. Then I re-explored the Expanded Universe while preparing for the Anaheim Star Wars convention. Once again, I was captivated by one character in particular: Mara Jade.


Mara is one of the most beloved characters from this trilogy. Early in her life, she worked as the “Emperor’s Hand,” a trained killer serving the most loathsome villain from the original trilogy. She entered the Expanded Universe by trying to kill Luke Skywalker, but she would finish her epic character arc by falling in love with the great Jedi.


My first DeviantArt search turned up more than 2,000 results for Mara Jade fan art. Author Chris Taylor described Jade in his excellent history, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise. He wrote:



She would inspire the first online mailing group (and later the first blog) to cover the Expanded Universe, Club Jade … she offers all of the feisty, fiery personality that Leia should have developed, but ultimately lacked.”


— Chris Taylor



You can still visit Club Jade online, a busy site with a pointed mission: “Club Jade is a group of (mostly) female fans who love Star Wars - particularly the Expanded Universe novels - and other things of that nature.”


When Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise and created a new slate of films, the media company praised this epic collection of novels, role-playing games, comic books and fan art:



For over 35 years, the Expanded Universe has enriched the Star Wars experience for fans seeking to continue the adventure beyond what is seen on the screen. When he created Star Wars, George Lucas built a universe that sparked the imagination, and inspired others to create. He opened up that universe to be a creative space for other people to tell their own tales.”



Despite all of the excitement online about the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser released last month (47 million YouTube views and counting), thousands of fans were heartbroken at what they did not see in these new stories about a galaxy far, far away: Mara Jade and the rest of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.















In fact, Disney nearly destroyed this imaginary universe in a single press release. The Expanded Universe characters were exiled in a single sentence:



In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe.”



At the Star Wars Celebration, I spoke with a 17-year-old fan dressed as Mara Jade. She had a passionate response to Disney’s Expanded Universe decision:



I found out about that in school, I actually screamed ‘WHAT THE ACTUAL F***!?!’ Then I started getting louder and louder and my teacher said that we need to either stop this conversation or take it into the hall because people weren’t able to work with me screaming about this. Then I went home and cried a lot.”


— 17-year-old fan


While the Star Wars universe is changing, the EU is not being discarded. Disney has dubbed the Expanded Universe “legends,” but also noted: “Creators of new Star Wars entertainment have full access to the rich content of the Expanded Universe.”


So there is always the possibility that these great characters will return in some form, someday. But judging by the most recent trailer, none of the Heir to the Empire characters made the cut this time.



Illustrator Grant Gould dreams that Star Wars storytellers will bring back Grand Admiral Thrawn.



I’m hoping Disney will realize what a great character he is and maybe bring him back in a similar capacity somehow. That would be awesome.”




Thrawn was a brilliant and blue-skinned villain who brought back the Empire after its defeat at the end of The Return of the Jedi. He has inspired many pages of DeviantArt creations as well.



“I don’t think this will stop artists from making more EU art,” Gould concluded when I asked him about Disney’s Expanded Universe policy.


“When we were submitting ideas for our prints, I emailed my contact at Lucas Film and I was like, ‘would I be allowed to draw Thrawn?’ And they were like, ‘why not?’ So even though they’ve declared that it’s ‘legends,’ they are still all about letting us draw the characters. So who knows? As of now, my Thrawn print is the only official Thrawn Celebration print ever, but who knows? Maybe there will be more in the future? I hope so, because I love it.”


Beyond books, comic books and art, cosplay has played a major role in the evolving legacy of the Expanded Universe. After spending a full day on the convention floor at Star Wars Celebration, I reached the unscientific conclusion that Mara Jade is the most popular EU character for cosplayers.


Freelance illustrator Annie McBeth used her Mara Jade costume to show me the essential elements of Mara Jade cosplay: red hair, a sleeveless black shirt, leather shoulder harness, a belt, goggles and a scarf.



You can see how hundreds of cosplayers interpreted the famous character on DeviantArt:


Annie told me that Disney’s decision will never influence her cosplay adventures:



I’ll still dress up like Mara Jade. Because she’s fun. I look at it the same way as dressing up like mash-up Disney characters. It’s fun to come to conventions and see the die-hard fans. You can definitely tell the difference between film fans and expanded universe fans. They give you a look up and down, you can tell that they immediately recognize the character.”


— Annie

















Indeed, the convention was packed with cosplay fans wearing lovingly hand-crafted costume tributes to beloved character(s).


One group mashed up Stormtrooper suits with the white jumpsuits of Clockwork Orange hooligans; another crew combined Darth Vader and Santa Claus suits; or the stunning Snow White and Boba Fett costume that charmed my four-year-old daughter so much she ran across the courtyard shouting "Snow White! Snow White!”


Star Wars fans will never play by Disney rules. You can't control Star Wars mythology any more than you can refill a bottle of uncorked champagne. Mara Jade charmed millions of fans, and they will never be able to un-imagine her.


Watching my daughter run around with her Jedi robe and blue lightsaber, I vowed to teach her about the WHOLE Star Wars story—Mara Jade and the Expanded Universe are counting on these kids.















Your Thoughts


  1. Should massive media companies like Disney be able to re-write or erase massive parts of a beloved franchise? Should media companies do more to support fan art and fanfiction?
  2. What are your favorite Star Wars mash-ups on DeviantArt? What mash-ups would you like to see an artist create?
  3. How do you feel about the new Star wars trailer? Can it ever live up to your expectations?
  4. Who is your favorite Star Wars character? Have you ever created fan art or fan fiction about that character?
  5. Would you be open to allow other community members to write and create stories around your original Characters? If yes, what rules would you set in place for doing so?











The Resurrection of Mara Jade
Like millions of kids growing up in the 1980s, I spent many happy hours imagining what it would be like in the rosy future when George Lucas made new Star Wars movies. It was almost as difficult and delicious to imagine as adulthood.

Author: istickboy, Truepicturesinc
Designer: seoul-child

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
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Quiet brothers by iNeedChemicalX


The Playground


iNeedChemicalX is a photographer living in Romania and her project, The Playground, was recently featured on the boredpanda. Check out the project here and be sure to stop by her page and congratuatate her.







Tilda Swinton by PVersus


Tilda to Join 'Doctor Strange'


It looks like actress, Tilda Swinton, may be well on her way to joining the cast of the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. She's currently in talks to portray Dr. Strange's mentor, a Tibetan Mystic, known only as The Ancient One, a role that was originally meant for a male. This is just one in a recent set of moves to promote diversity in the comic world but is it enough? And can we ignore the ethnicity issue either? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Meanwhile, feel free to enjoy our Tilda Swinton Collection.







The Great Debate by GaryLaibArt


Literature Debates


The team at CRLiterature have sparked a debate on the topic of Inspiration vs Infringement. At what point, for you, does a piece inspired by another work cross the line into plagiarism? Weigh in with your thoughts here.







Mike and WHATS-HIS-FACE by A7XSparx


Expecto Patronum


The World Wildlife Fund released a report that details 139 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region during 2014. Among them is the Dementor Wasp (Ampulex dementor), named after the creatures in Harry Potter that suck out souls. These wasps inject venom into their cockroach prey turning them into a passive zombie, and then they eat it - alive. Also on the list is a colour-changing thorny frog, which seems a lot more friendly. Excuse us while we find our night lights.







Awakening by AndrewBrubakerArt


The Treasure Chest


This monthly feature posted by DevNews, is a beautiful showcase of deviations suggested by the community. Check it out and get involved.







BEYBLADE ANNIVERSARY4 wpap by SlumberPoppy


Movie Spin on Beyblade


Paramount has acquired the rights to turn Beyblade into a live-action movie. Mary Parent (Godzilla and Pacific Rim) is on board to produce the film. G.I. Joe and Transformers were both hits for them, so we're guessing they're hoping this toy property will pay off too. There's certainly a strong mythology to pull from but is is enough to create a feature film that will draw in more than just die-hard fans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.







Superhollywood by Laemeur


Deviant Spotlight


Laemeur is a professional cartoonist and his work has appeared in several comics and publications. His piece Superhollywood will be appearing in this week's Entertainment Weekly!. Take a moment to visit his gallery.







Ren and Stimpy in Las Vegas by hazyoasis


Fear And Loathing


Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson's gonzo book on journalism, spawned a movie directed by Terry Gilliam with Johnny Depp playing the author who made two trips to Mexico with the activist Oscar Zeta Acosta. Now his book is being adapted as a graphic novel by Troy Little for Top Shelf and will be released in October. Is there a point when a book has been adapted enough times into other media especially when the original author is no long with us? Let us know your feelings below (as if we could stop you).







Code Red Quilt by nikkidoodlesx3


Unity Quilt


nikkidoodlesx3 has started a project to create a Unity Quilt. Participants are asked to submit a photomanipulation of their choosing to be part of the quilt. Learn more about the project and submission requirements here.











Department Of Can't Get Enough Mad Max


Love it or love it even more than the next deviant, it seems we can't get enough of the Road Warrior or the fury that is Imperator Furiosa. So for you we give you twenty minutes of behind the scenes footage as George Miller films the carnage that is Fury Road.







Margaret Atwood by LezleyDavidson


Margaret Atwood Delivers Her Next Book But You Won't Be Alive To Read It


Scribbler Moon is the title of the latest book completed by author Margaret Atwood. Unfortunately, to read it, we will all still need to be alive 100 years from now when the library trust she delivered it to in Oslo prints it. The Future Library Project was started by Scottish artist Katie Paterson. Katie has planted all the trees that will be used to print the books on 100 years from now. One new book will be added to the library every year for the next 99 years. Have you ever taken part of a Time Capsule experiment before?







Wonder Woman And Steve Trevor 01 by hamletroman


Chris Is Pining For Wonder Woman


The new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, is in talks with Warner Brothers to play Steve Trevor, the long time romantic interest of Diana Prince, AKA, Wonder Woman. Steve Trevor would also boldly go where no man had gone before by being the first man to step foot on Paradise Island/Themyscira, the home of Wonder Woman's Amazonian race. Chris was not allowed to work on a Marvel movie on the grounds they already had too many Chris'. Kidding.









Drilling For A Killing


If all goes according to plan, Shell Oil starts drilling in the Arctic in five weeks. We of course recognize Shell's right to start exploring the Arctic and ruining what is left of the near pristine area. Who cares about a few seals and polar bears, right? Oh, now Greenpeace is trying to spoil Shell's plans? How dare they? They've even released this arty video, as though they'll get any sympathy from the likes of us.







Inktober 2014! by basakward


In the Forums


Inktober takes place in October and NaNoWriMo in November but what other art-related monthly challenges are out there that you know of? Have you ever taken part in any? Join the discussion here.







Make 'Em Laugh! - Sgt. Bilcrow by Granitoons


Happy Birthday


Check out Granitoons comics and say happy birthday!
























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-28-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5–28–2015

Authors: Moonbeam13DeevElliott 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com
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Stained Glass Zelda by ever-so-excited


Get Crafty With It


These helpful tips and tricks from ever-so-excited, will help crafters to get the most out of their DeviantArt experience.











Star Wars At Madame Tussauds


Madame Tussauds has long embraced entertainment icons and characters, but now they are taking it to a whole new level with their Star Wars Experience in London. There will be 11 complete sets that you will be able to interact with. Sit down opposite Han Solo in the cantina, just don't reach for your gun. Han always shoots first.







Quetzalcoatlus by CamaraSketch


Discover New Deviants


We are big fans of this feature by MicahJGunnell, which showcases 5 deviants he believes you need to discover right now.







The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (fbr) by DrFaustusAU


League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


Once more into the breach we go. Fox has just announced that they are having another go at making a movie about Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This is after the aborted TV series they had previously planned. Since the graphic novel was published, the idea of cross polinating public domain characters has become common place with shows on TV like Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and Penny Dreadful - Penny being possibly better than LOEG. The promise is that the film will stay closer to the graphic novel, so sorry America, no Tom Sawyer!







WTF? by boko


WTF Dictionary


Merriam-Webster has announced that it has added over 1700 new words to the dictionary. Among the new entries are, "WTF", "Emoji", "Jeggings", "Meme" and "Photobomb". Check them out for yourself here. It's pretty clear that the Internet is winning at changing the landscape of the English language. We should probably be very afraid.







Hello by steyfi


Let's Get To Know Each Other


Desribing yourself can be hard. Describing yourself in one word, now that's a challenge! Ry-Spirit wants you share that one word that sums you up. Let's get to know one another here.







Elon Musk Portrait by Lewis3222


SpaceX Approved For Spy Satellite Deployment


In a move that must have Boeing and Locheed Martin fuming, the US Air Force have cleared billionaire, Elon Musk's SpaceX, to launch military and spy satellites. With NASA facing more cutbacks, the privatization of space travel is almost complete.







And A Man Created God In His Own Image by dakael


Pixel Madness


UszatyArbuz has curated an excellent collection of pixel art in this regular feature. Be sure to check out all of the details in each piece!











Mad Max Video Game Trailer Is Missing Something


You only need to do a search here on DeviantArt for Mad Max and you'll know what is missing from this trailer. There are way more people drawing Charlize Theron's character Furiosa than Max since the film premiered, so why isn't she in the video game or if this is prequel to the film then at least another female character of some equivalence? Methinks they should include a Furiosa download before it is too late.







Autumn Afternoon IV version II by silber-englein


Freelance Photography Guide


If you've ever considered becoming a freelance portrait photographer, you may want to check out this beginners guide by silber-englein.











Johnny Utah Rides Again


Later this year, the reboot of Point Break will be hitting theaters. Based on the 1991 movie of the same name, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, this more modern version promises more adreneline-pumping scenes. Fans of the original will notice a few throwbacks but one thing is for certain, it's not just a surfing movie anymore. Watch the trailer and let us know your thoughts.







NSA monster by Shockowaffel


Waiting For Death


Okay, the headline may be a little dramatic, but right now the world is hoping (the sane people anyway) that America's law that was hastily put in place after 9/11, giving the NSA the right to suck in all our phone calls and emails, will die if not renewed at the end of May. Congress and the Senate are arguing over rewording and ammendments to the law when the best thing for all of us, and we do mean all of us, would be for the law to expire and the mass survelliance to end. The clock is ticking!











Paper Twin Peaks


How cool and eerie looking is this? The opening credits to Twin Peaks done entirely with paper cut-outs and collage. Looking forward to the new series?







Football is Cancelled by LewisMcGregor


FIFA Arrests On Corruption Charges


Some organization or other corrupt? Wow! Wouldn't believe it, but FIFA? It would be like the NFL being corrupt. Oh, wait... So the arrests were made early this morning in Switzerland as part of a huge swoop, including Jeffrey Webb, the vice president of the executive committee. The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, will not be stepping down as president, claiming he is not involved in the scandal. How could he not? FIFA have already said that the Russian and Qatar world cups will not be subject to a revote and will go ahead as planned. And who says crime doesn't pay?











We Will Never Stop!


The Japanese Taiji fishermen who have been under increasing pressure to stop catching dolphins in their nets and slaughtering them had a press conference where they announced they will never stop killing them. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) is set to ban all its members from buying dolphins caught off Taiji. Whether this measure will have any meaningful effect on the market and end the cruel hunt for dolphins we will have to wait and see, but the fishermen aren't going to be stopping any time soon.







Plant Collection by SakuraNekonessess


In the Forums


@edisococo wants to know what some of the oldest things you own are. Discuss your collectibles here. Parents don't count







The night is ours by chutkat


Happy Birthday


Today we celebrate chutkat! She's super-friendly and very talented so head on over, wish her a Happy Birthday and check out her fantastic gallery.
























Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-27-15
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5–27–2015

Authors: Moonbeam13DeevElliott 

For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com
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Most basements and attics are part of the house, but not a part of the home.


Especially in childhood, these poorly-lighted areas are, at best, under a family’s occupation – but one can never trust that any spectral entities or spirits who might be there, abiding in the shadows, are ever fully loyal to the current family living in their home. Here’s a gallery of deviations to help you recall that first afternoon you ever spent alone with none but yourself in charge. But then came that first challenge to your authority – that definite rustling in the dark at the foot of the basement steps… .
















A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.”


— Arthur Conan Doyle










An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn’t take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I’d found a friend for life.”


— Sting










I loved going to Vancouver. While working, I did my schoolwork in the attic of this house we were shooting in. It was kind of scary up there with creaking floors and all! That was probably the scariest part for me. I think attics are terrifying anyways, but to be shooting ‘The Haunting Hour’ of all things, and doing my work there, that was scary!”


— Willow Shields










Writing is powerful. Whether it’s a little girl hiding from the Nazis in an attic, or Amnesty International writing letters on behalf of political prisoners, the power of telling stories is usually what causes change.”


— Erin Gruwell
















Collection: Storage Areas or Twilight Zones?
Most basements and attics are part of the house, but not a part of the home. Especially in childhood, these poorly-lighted areas are, at best, under a family’s occupation – but one can never trust that any spectral entities or spirits who might be there, abiding in the shadows, are ever fully loyal to the current family living in their home.

Author: RWSlavin
Curator: ellenherbert
Designer: seoul-child

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