Necronomicon Journal ~ Sketchbook


~ ~ ~  GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~ ~ ~ 


Last week, Sister Madly gave a description of the lovely, makeshift HAZMAT ensemble she was wearing, the sight of which most likely prompted the recent apartment inspection. She later confessed -to you- that it was simply because she was making a Necronomicon.

And you thought she was being facetious.

Allow Sister Madly to provide visual aid of the process:

sketchbk1

Sketchbook obtained, void and without form.

paint wall

Paint thrown around in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

popping-bubble-wrap

Entertainment while paint dries.

onion goggles

Sexy HAZMAT gear acquired.

acrylic

Sealant chemicals added with the usual fanfare.

lego
……

Necronomicon

Done.

~ JOURNAL SPECS ~

A) Dimensions: 9” X 11”

B) 110 sheets/220 pages, unlined

C) 70 lb. Paper, Acid Free

D) Not bound in human skin, nor written with blood **

E) Has a fondness for Let’s Dance (InFiction String Remix) and will play it often on your MP3 player.

F) There is no ‘F.’

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~ GIVEAWAY DETAILS ~

  • Comment below ~OR~ Send email (subject: GIVEAWAY) to ~ sistermadly13@gmail.com ~
  • Include at least one of the following:

~ Music Recommendation (Peter Murphy’s Carver Combo)
~ Book Recommendation (The Razor’s Edge, W. Somerset Maugham)
~ Cider Recommendation (Rhubarbarian, 2 Towns Ciderhouse)
~ Fun Fact (Sister Madly’s left foot is 1.25 sizes smaller than her right)

~This is to separate entries from junk mail, as it would be a shame to select a 4 year-old habitual spammer living in an underground bunker outside of Nantucket. Also, it’s fun.~

  • Winner will be selected at random. From a hat.
  • Sister Madly will not sell your personal info. She doesn’t know how.
  • All emails/addresses will be deleted at the end of the Giveaway.
  • Giveaway ends Aug. 9, 2014. Midnight-ish.

~ GIVEAWAY OPEN TO SUBSCRIBERS AND NON SUBSCRIBERS ALIKE. FEEL FREE TO SHARE ~

** This is largely due to the fact that not one of the Professors showed up for Sister Madly’s ‘Let’s Make a Necronomicon!’ Party, thus forcing her to find other resources. And after all they have put her through, too, like that whole ‘Batting Cage’ thing- it was the least they could do. Just wait- the next time you flash another Rorschach card in front of her face, Professor, she’s going to do more than demand chocolate milk.

POST’S THEME SONG: Let’s Dance (InFiction String Remix), David Bowie

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58 responses

  1. Wow! That is beautiful. I must have 🙂 Here’s 3 of the 4 (I’m afraid I don’t drink cider)

    Music: Maiden by :wumpscut:
    Book: something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    Fact: When you blush, the lining of your stomach blushes too!

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    July 24, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Oooh, Ray Bradbury- I don’t think I’ve read that one! Thanks for the recommendations, and good luck! 🙂

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      July 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      • It’s one of my favourites. Very atmospheric and beautifully written. Thank you 🙂

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        July 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM

  2. That is the coolest! I love it!
    Music recommendation: Glengarry Bhoys (if you like Celtic)
    Book recommendation: Neverwhere
    Cider recommendation: Drink it all before anybody else gets some
    Fun fact: I once owned a horse who had only one eye.

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    July 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    • Sister Madly

      “Drink it all…” Ha! Love it!
      A horse with one eye? How was it riding him?

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      July 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      • She was a great old horse. She lost one eye when she was very young because she got some cactus in it and the vet couldn’t get there fast enough. The only trick with her was that she only allowed my mum and me to approach her blind side.

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        July 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

  3. P.S. – How could anybody miss such a party?!

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    July 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    • Sister Madly

      I don’t know! Having to remove a bit- or all- of their skin seemed to be a touchy subject.

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      July 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM

  4. Miss Crocodile

    The lack of human skin is somewhat disappointing, but It is still very cool.

    ~ Music Recommendation: Undisclosed Desires by Muse
    ~ Book Recommendation: The Magus by John Fowles
    ~ Fun Fact: I once baby sat a mouse that was a rescued lab rat, and so it had a lopsided walk because it was partially brain damaged.

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    July 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Yes- perhaps the party for the next one I make will have a more discreet name, something involving alcohol or gluttony.

      Thanks for the recommendations! Good luck!

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      July 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM

  5. This is lovely, here it goes:

    ~ Music Recommendation (what about The Frozen soundtrack? Just kidding!)
    ~ Book Recommendation (Less Than Zero-it’s on my to read list)
    ~ Cider Recommendation (I only drink water- I’m a purest)
    ~ Fun Fact (Some people think cilantro taste like soap.)

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    July 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you! Less Than Zero has been on my list for a while- perhaps now is the time!
      If cilantro tastes like soap, then I can substitute soap when I am out! Thank you for that kitchen tip! 😀

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      July 24, 2014 at 7:17 PM

  6. Super cool that you made this…. So I’m going to give you some recommendations.

    Music Recommendation: Anything by the Alabama Shakes

    Book Recommendation: One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Marquez

    Cider Recommendation: Angry Orchard

    Fun Fact: One of the most, if not the rarest, book in the world is The First Book of Urizen – William Blake

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    July 24, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you!

      I’ll have to check out Alabama Shakes- I don’t think I heard of them, believe it or not. Always looking for new music.
      One Hundred Years of Solitude has also been on my list to read- now that it’s been recommended, it moves towards the top!

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      July 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM

  7. The things I could put in that journal! It’s beautiful.

    Okay…

    Music Recommendation: Orion Rigel Dommisse

    Book Recommendation: The Shipping News

    Cider Recommendation: Doc’s Hard Apple Cider (from Warwick, NY)

    Fun Fact: I was born with my tongue stuck to the bottom of my mouth. The doctor had to clip it free.

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    July 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you for the recommendations!
      As for the music- I may never be able to pronounce the name, which is enough to intrigue me! Must check them out.

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      July 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM

  8. First, thanks for visiting me at The 7 Evil Dwarves, my day is Friday and it’s all about having fun while honing my writing skills. I perused your site and love what I’m seeing. If the landlord gives you any trouble, ask him over for dinner.

    Music recommendation : Doll Parts by Hole,
    Book recommendation : HEART SHAPED BOX by JOE HILL
    Cider recommendation : Smaug cider, Blend of Dragon fruit, tangerine, brown sugar, fresh basil.

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    July 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    • Sister Madly

      I enjoy your style- love reading fellow indie blogger’s horror/dark/etc works. Keep it up!

      I’ve heard of the Heart Shaped Box before- vaguely. Will have to read it now- Thank You!

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      July 25, 2014 at 9:43 PM

  9. I forgot my Fun fact: I’m bipolar and live by the moto , If your happy and you know shake your meds. You know the tune.

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    July 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM

  10. octopusarachnid

    Music~On Top of Spaghetti- Tom Glazer
    Book~ Dan Simmons- Carrion Comfort
    Deadening Fact~To take a fact and sum it up to the reality of time is what it takes to consume all the breaths you took when the moon became in line with the words I spoke under my breath to Sister Madly.

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    July 27, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    • Sister Madly

      “Deadening Fact”- love it! And I love what you wrote!

      I’ve heard that Carrion Comfort was the “War and Peace” of Horror- but if it’s good, then it’s allowed to be epic. Thanks!

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      July 27, 2014 at 4:26 PM

  11. miss u madly!

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    July 27, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    • Sister Madly

      🙂 Just out hiking on a Sunday!

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      July 27, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      • so r we having peacock or pigeons tonight!?

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        July 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Haven’t a clue, my friend _tonight, we are dancing in the moonlight…

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          July 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

  12. …dansing in the moonlight…sounds delicious…how do you prepare that?…once upon a time i was the ballet master accompanist for the Haarlem Academy of Classical Ballet…abt a week ago I was at a concert in the park & had a first: dansed with a beautiful blind woman! she was amazing! her name was crystal! it was a madly unique experience! then my priest chastised me (i am the director of musical liturgy) because some prudish parishoner complained that it was inappropriate behavior! there i was being chivalrous dansing with a woman nobody else would ask & i get my wings clipped! i laughed & told my priest that this was just too much! your blog keeps things in proper perspective! luv ur wicked sense of humour! ❤ -marc

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    July 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Beautiful!

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      July 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      • u too! ❤ u! hang tight! bisou!

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        July 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      • luv u madly! we could be such a couple! who is more transgressive? me or u? the goddess will decide! :-).

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        July 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        • Sister Madly

          I suppose that depends on her standards 😀

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          July 28, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        • obviously! it is not this peacock!

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          July 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      • u do know me nor i u! but u touch my tickle bone. in this life-line a first! u r way beyond cool u r awesome…someday i will write that recipe down but only after we did the Gatsby thing & got over it all! bisou! -marc

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        July 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      • just had a beautiful hike with koning lrartje! i could hear every tree! and eacj one had a unique perfume! the undertone was tropical, whispers of pineapple, but more like vermont maple syuph! we need to get into the kitchen together!

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        July 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

  13. Great idea!

    Song-good to be gone-soulhat

    Book-Shadows of the Wind-Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    Cider-I don’t drink….sigh

    Fact-if you leave 2 mice in a cage without water, they will go mad and one will cannibalize the other….head first. May not be fun…but it is a fact.

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    July 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Appropriate song recommendation 😀

      But the mice- wouldn’t eating another mouse just make the first more thirsty?
      Maybe this is why humans don’t follow this same pattern- or do we?

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      July 28, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      • Not sure…all I know is I left home with 2 mice and came home 1 full mouse and a tail. The tale behind the undoing is the fact that assume is correct.

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        July 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM

        • Sister Madly

          I must say, that’s quite the “Welcome Home.” I think I’ll start leaving bowls of water out for whatever creatures pass through my apartment or live under my bed- just in case.

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          July 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM

  14. Good evening, Sister Madly! Thank you for your visit to my blog. This is a wonderfully exciting giveaway and I hope I can bring some good luck to my entry with my effervescent dinosaur factoids:

    ~ Music Recommendation: Animal Alpha, ‘101 Ways’
    ~ Book Recommendation: Kurt Vonnegut, Welcome to the Monkey House
    ~ Cider Recommendation: Rekorderlig Passionfruit Cider
    ~ Fun Fact: Humans live closer to the time of the T-Rex than the T-Rex to the Stegosaurus; 66 and 80 million years respectively. Raawwwrrr!- and so on.

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    July 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Passion Fruit Cider? I must try this! Thank you!

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      July 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

  15. Couldn’t resist 🙂

    ~ Music Recommendation At The Mountains of Madness by Erdenstern
    ~ Book Recommendation The Necrophiliac by Gabrielle Wittkop
    ~ Cider Recommendation Cidre Dupont Réserve (Domaine Familial Louis Dupont Victot-Pontfol, France)
    ~ Fun Fact In Japan over 80% of all publications are comic books.

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    July 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Comic books? Really? And yet, in a way it isn’t that surprising…

      At the Mountains of Madness- appropriate recommendation 😉 Thanks! Love your work, by the way!

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      July 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM

  16. John Thursday

    Oh fun. A contest AND a Necromomicon. If I win I may have yet another book to wrap in caution tape, never to be opened.

    ~ Music Recommendation (Black Light Burns – The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall)
    ~ Book Recommendation Henry Miller – Tropic Of Cancer)
    ~ Cider Recommendation (Cidre Dupont Réserve )
    ~ Fun Fact (9 is the only number that always breaks down into itself in any equation > 9+9=18>1+8=9…9×6=54>5+4=9…etc)

    -JT

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    August 2, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    • Sister Madly

      So, what other forbidden books do you have in your cache?
      I was about to say that, aside from it’s fondness for David Bowie remixes, I haven’t had any troubles with this book. But now that I think about it, my apartment has been constantly haunted by the scent of Hush Puppies over the last week. I had assumed it was the food cart across the street, but now I have to wonder…

      I’ve heard of Black Light Burns before- will have to check them out- Thanks!

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      August 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      • John Thursday

        The other forbidden book I have is Aleister Crowley’s Book Of Lies. Interesting read, if you can make any sense of it. I’ve had it sealed in caution tape for years now. Another book, tentatively titled, A Fictional Painting Of My Genitals, will also join the rank of forbidden books to be sealed for all time, once I’ve finished writing it.

        I can handle a bit of trouble, if the book tries to give me any. Some beautiful work you did with the cover, btw. You are quite the skilled little human, Sister Madly.

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        August 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

        • Sister Madly

          “… once I’ve finished writing it…” HA! You make me laugh! 😀

          I’ve heard Crowley was an interesting character- anything he’s written is bound to be some sort of adventure. Suppose cutting through the caution tape on any of these books will bring about the apocalypse?

          And thanks for the encouragement.

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          August 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        • John Thursday

          If only bringing about the apocalypse were that easy…ahem. I mean…

          The Book of Lies is nearly unreadable nonsense. Maybe I need to be part of that free mason cult to decipher it. I won’t be taking that risk. I have my own cult to build.

          -JT

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          August 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

        • Sister Madly

          Yes! Build your own- cults are good business investment, whether or not you’re after that whole ‘being worshiped’ thing.

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          August 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM

        • John Thursday

          Oh, people do love to worship. I think I would find that sort of attention annoying. I’m a poet. I want a muse to adore. A mob of worshiping fools would be far too distracting.

          No, my cult will be quite epic and utterly confusing. I will not exist. Only my words, and I will convince everyone that they, themselves, are the true leaders, plant a seed in their mind of the infinite journey with no goal. It will go far. It will be an unstoppable force. It will likely be mistaken for a Gentleman’s Club and devolve into scotch, sex and madness.

          One can only dream.

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          August 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM

  17. I love the smell of spray mount in the morning.

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    August 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Indeed- the perfect morning pick-me-up… if you don’t pass out first!

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      August 6, 2014 at 6:28 PM

  18. If ever I stepped on a pice of Lego…heaven’s forbid but I will remember the imagery you gave…ugly ferocious dinosaur LOL! Great job at this post! Loved it!

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    August 8, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    • Sister Madly

      That dinosaur’s reaction is pretty accurate when it comes to stepping on a Lego. Trust me.

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      August 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM

  19. What a wonderfully semi-bemused sense of humor is glimpsed herein. Or is it just me? I gather some sense of the randomness and entropic nature of this life. Sometimes, ya just gotta laugh. Maybe more often than that. But, seriously.

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    August 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    • Sister Madly

      “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand” – Not even chaos! 😀

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      August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

  20. ~meredith

    Just time traveling… visiting fabulous thinkers and post humus. (fabulous humus, this… good on you!)

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    October 28, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you!! I enjoy time traveling through other blogs myself 🙂

      Been thinking about doing another giveaway- will have to get working on that…

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      October 28, 2014 at 10:57 AM

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