Image Source: C0untess Bathory.
It is sometimes difficult for those who skate the surface of the Web to grasp how profoundly and rapidly the Internet is altering global cultures. The tidal wave of data and engaged masses create an exponentially-growing multimedia jumble. That hot mess is infinitely anachronistic and rudely disconnected from knowledge and context.
Today, an example of how social media have moved past the Hallowe'en themes in this post and this post, to generate a rumbling new Millennial subculture.
This tumblr site, hosted by one 'C0untess Bathory' (see my post on the real countess here), stalks the grey area between early modern prints, fin-de-siècle children's illustrations, fairy tales, film, comics, porn, neo-Paganism, Satanism, neo-Romanticism, new century Gothic, body modification (whose cultists have lately achieved notoriety with bagel head saline injections and elective self-amputation), BDSM, horror, and general Web underbelly NSFW weirdness into one, post-Postmodern Romantic Gothic mash-up.
See all my posts on Horror themes.
See all my posts on Ghosts.
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