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ghost
the limbo of lunary souls..
a ghost.. a real ghost.. has no need to die.. what is he except a being without access to the universe that he has not yet managed to forget? ~ randall jarrell
Interests: atoms for peace, vintage holiday, halloween, fisher price, golden books, golden magazine, jack & jill magazine, vintage halloween, classic toys, vintage children's books, midlake, decemberists, sea wolf, sparklehorse, eels, radiohead, art, vampires, gothic, horror, edgar allen poe, victorian, lewis carroll, depression, nick drake, goth, movies, photography, cats, psychology, psychotherapy, comics, poetry, elliott smith, autumn, tim burton, classic movies, weight loss, dieting, alice in wonderland, thom yorke, opeth, american mcgee's alice, expressionism, eating disorders, ed's, anorexia, agoraphobia, si, self injury, gumby, collectible toys, vintage wonder books, cemeteries, taphophilia, elder scrolls, grimm, american horror story, walking dead, tin toys, rpg, self harm, anxiety, social phobia, nightmare before xmas, weight control, weight, art clokey, davey and goliath, squirrel nut zippers, lenore, carousels, edwardian, steampunk, indie music, vintage toys, sms, self-mutilation, disorganized attachment, fearful avoidant attachment, attachment disorder, insecure attachment, psychoanalysis, selbstverletzung automutilatie, dark rides
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another vintage how & why book ~ insects from 1966 ~ toxic still has her copy of this how & why book but it's lost its cover ~ i found this replacement so i'm calling it a lost & found item ~ toxic had a butterfly net & also once... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at lost & found vintage toys
another worthy little read about #CEN #attachmentinsecurity #childhoodemotionalneglect #psychology #mentalhealth #mentalillness https://twitter.com/GhostAtTheGate/status/857265570948841472 crank all these points off the scale & that's what i'm up against.. decades & 10s of $Ks worth of therapy later, i have recognition & awareness to spare, but little comfort or real help.. it'll be what kills me.. slowly & painfully. 15 years ago i tried writing a book about my childhood to get it out of me (excerpts down left in sidebar ~ ghost stories..) & my gallery is like my own world.. my hypergraphic journaling.. what self-esteem i do have i built myself. i never wanted fixing, just understanding, but i think i'm fucked.
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more science days ~ another microscope ~ this one by hunter is fun ~ because it's tiny ~ a fraction of the size of toxic's old microscope ~ with slides ~ soda & 2 mystery samples ~ more science to come ~ bren Related articles twilight zone magazine pins &... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage how & why book today ~ this one's robots & electronic brains ~ from 1963 ~ robots in our world ~ i fear robots will come ~ but mr dad loves & collects them ~ i posted a month of space & robots my first year of blogging... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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my favorite science item in the toyroom is this nice vintage student molecular model set by hamilton bell ~ but glow-in-the-dark is always good too ~ this planetarium set contains stars, planets, moons & comets to arrange on your bedroom ceiling ~ whether arranged as constellations or just scattered at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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ok so it is an addiction ~ i bought a boxfull of vintage kid's books at the friends of the multnomah county library spring book sale yesterday ~ well worth waiting in line in the rain for :) ~ i added a bunch of nancy drew mysteries to my collection... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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happy earth day, will you be marching for science? ~ i'll actually be heading to the friends of the multnomah county library book sale downtown ~ but first i wanted to share this chemcraft multi-lab science set by tyco from 1990 ~ this microscope is not nearly as vintage as... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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so you're interested in science? ~ another vintage how & why wonder book ~ beginning science from 1960 ~ prisms & magnets ~ how do you make a thermometer? ~ steam engines ~ plants ~ sunlight ~ oh, tomorrow's the spring friends of the multnomah county library sale! ~ more... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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it's science days here at the lost & found ~ this is toxic's own vintage gilbert microscope from the early 70s ~ it's missing the corded light & accessories that came along with it ~ slides & protozoa, old spider legs, bug parts, butterfly wings & whatnot toxic colected to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage how & why book today ~ atomic energy ~ from 1970 ~ the atomic age begins ~ a dangerous game ~ toxic grew up in the age of 'duck & cover' ~ as if hiding under her school desk would save her.. lol ~ i love science ~... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
insomniacs pondering quality of life issues in the middle of the night.. again & again & again.. not good. mr dad finally got his eye surgery done & all's well.. i sat doodling creepy old dolls waiting for him to come out since i had to drive.. http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/doll_chest/ science days at the lost & found.. quality of life, for that matter for any of us, a slippery steep slope at times.. either everything matters or nothing does. *hangs on by fingernails* p.s. i can't wait to see this: http://bit.ly/2oZ7Yxu
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on dark places at snowball in hell
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a fun & unique modern toy today ~ this is mr dad playing his new otamatone musical toy ~ imported from japan ~ he actually wanted a theramin ~ but i was a little bit leery about safety & worried it'd affect my kitties.. lol ~ when i showed him... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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what vintage kid doesn't remember how & why books? ~ toxic loved them & had the insects one ~ so i've managed to recollect a whole lost & found library of them ~ here's butterflies & moths ~ the deluxe hardback wonder book edition from the 60s by grosset &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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remember as a kid waking up to find the easter bunny left you a basketful of treats? ~ like that big chocolate bunny in toxic's easter basket ~ like these ~ only these aren't real chocolate.. lol ~ just fun decorations like this vintage bunny candle ~ or this bunny... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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the enchanted egg ~ a vintage rand mcnally tip top elf book today ~ about another little fuzzy duckling & a nice big picture easter egg ~ an atom bomb! ~ by peggy burrows ~ with illustrations by elizabeth webbe ~ from 1956 ~ more ~ bren Related articles happy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
migraine Freak w/ aura :( it's been a long time.. thought i was over this, guess not. words don't make sense, people picassoesque, can't talk right.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2017 on dark places at snowball in hell
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easter egg hunts are classic holiday fun, especially with these vintage eggs ~ big enough to hide toy chicks inside ~ classic easter basket fillers ~ for craftier types ~ i like these little craft birds & eggs in the nest ~ i've used them in my art installation/dollscapes before... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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a vintage whitman bird book today ~ adventures with birds ~ from 1961 ~ a fun school workbook ~ ducks ~ robins ~ woodpeckers ~ i occasionally photo our own backyard birds ~ the coolest birds i've seen here are the bald eagles ~ i still hope to see an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage ceramic bunny ~ this easter bunny has a big orange egg ~ nice large size like the last ceramic i posted ~ by the same maker i believe ~ marked opal ~ bren Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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a vintage little golden book today ~ the fuzzy duckling ~ from 1972 ~ a sweet little story by jane werner ~ with pictures by alice & martin provensen ~ we saw happy horses, cows, sheep, ducks & piggies enjoying the sunny day we had sunday ~ more like this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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another ceramic today ~ this time a vintage child in a bunny suit ~ it actually just reminds me of ralphie's bunny suit scene in a christmas story ~ this fairly large piece in marked opal 1970 but i don't know if opal is a name or a reference to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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a peter rabbit & friends magazine from england today ~ full of beatrix potter goodness ~ the tale of tom kitten ~ with scenes like depicted in yesterday's ceramic piece ~ in fact here you can draw tabitha twitchit yourself ~ all about cats ~ peter rabbits & friends workbook... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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a beatrix potter ceramic today ~ this is tabitha twitchit washing up one of her kittens, miss moppet ~ made in england ~ vintage 1976 ~ by john beswick ~ we lost our own little tabitha only weeks ago at 17 years of age ~ i have the same scene... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage wonder book today ~ the wonder book of cottontails & other rabbits ~ from 1974 ~ by cynthia & alvin koehler ~ with wonderful illustrations ~ baby bunnies ~ rabbit types ~ i guess our matilda was a western cottontail ~ more bunnies to come ~ bren Related... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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a little vintage mouse plush toy today ~ she wears a little dress ~ probably 60s era ~ made in japan possibly by dakin ~ toxic remembers when this style of plush toy was popular, more here.. bren Related articles disney collectibles b movie hosts pins & buttons pins &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys