Boy there sure isn’t anything creepy or @sleepnomorenyc -ish about this baby carriage. Nope. Totally fine. No dead baby ghosts or nothin’.

-C

From The Desk Of

Sleep No More Sketches on Etsy »

snmsketches:

Hi all! I put up a few prints for purchase in my Etsy shop. I’ll be adding more in the next week or two so stay tuned for updates… 

YES.

Anonymous asked: Do you still go to SNM often? If you do, why don't you write recaps anymore?

To answer the first part, no, not really. We’ve only been 4 times since May and not at all since early September. We have no trips planned for the foreseeable future, and Glamis isn’t even going to the Halloween party.

As for the second part…I don’t speak for Glamis, but I don’t know what else to say anymore. Everything good is obvious, I have my favorites that I would gush about, and anything negative is either not worth mentioning or will never change no matter how much a million people complained.

And I’m pretty sure no one gives a shit anyway. I have nothing to add to the fandom conversation, really. I have little belief that my opinions matter to the vast majority performers. Who would I be writing for at this point? I have my experiences in that place, as few as they are these days, and I internalize them.

Most days I am proud of the volume of words we’ve written on this site, and would not take them back for all the tea in China. Some days I wonder if internalizing it all, keeping the experiences private from the very beginning,  would not have been a better choice.

-C

Anonymous asked: Which characters only take a certain gender for their 1:1s? I've noticed that I've only ever seen the boy witch and the sexy witch take men for them. Have any women ever been taken for them and are there any other characters who stick to one gender?

bloodwillhavebloodtheysay:

Boy Witch and Sexy Witch both take both genders.  I don’t know of any character (or performer, for that matter) that only selects one or the other.

But we do know a performer who will drop you like a sack of flour at the last second for a hot boy. In their defense it’s perfectly in character. ;)

-C

starkcuriosa:

Ladies and gentlemen, the holidays are coming. You’re going to need that perfect little something for the significant other in your life that enjoys old things. Why not make it a scent very few people today will ever own?

Black Magic by Bombi, perfume and toilet water at Stark Curiosa

Anonymous asked: I have heard at the Manderlay Bar that Sleep No More will close within a few months. Of course, the show will close sometime in the future but now? Do you have any information?

Valar Morghulis.

But, what I think is happening here is that Sleep No More traditionally only offers ticket sales for a few months at a time. You may have heard someone confusing the “Now booking through _fill in month here_” with the idea of the show closing for good.

When that day finally comes, I doubt they’d close right before winter anyway, as bookings always increase the worse the weather gets. My guess is you’re safe until 2015. :)

-C

These are images of a sales flyer Bombi mailed out sometime between 1946 and 1950 to promote the full line of Black Magic perfume and cosmetics to department stores. I especially love the pull quotes on the back page!
The best part is you can buy some of these items today and wear this incredible scent: http://tinyurl.com/blackmagicscent
-C These are images of a sales flyer Bombi mailed out sometime between 1946 and 1950 to promote the full line of Black Magic perfume and cosmetics to department stores. I especially love the pull quotes on the back page!
The best part is you can buy some of these items today and wear this incredible scent: http://tinyurl.com/blackmagicscent
-C These are images of a sales flyer Bombi mailed out sometime between 1946 and 1950 to promote the full line of Black Magic perfume and cosmetics to department stores. I especially love the pull quotes on the back page!
The best part is you can buy some of these items today and wear this incredible scent: http://tinyurl.com/blackmagicscent
-C These are images of a sales flyer Bombi mailed out sometime between 1946 and 1950 to promote the full line of Black Magic perfume and cosmetics to department stores. I especially love the pull quotes on the back page!
The best part is you can buy some of these items today and wear this incredible scent: http://tinyurl.com/blackmagicscent
-C

    These are images of a sales flyer Bombi mailed out sometime between 1946 and 1950 to promote the full line of Black Magic perfume and cosmetics to department stores. I especially love the pull quotes on the back page!

    The best part is you can buy some of these items today and wear this incredible scent: http://tinyurl.com/blackmagicscent

    -C

    Found 2 more beautiful, full vintage 4 oz. perfumes with complete original packaging. Get ‘em here at my Etsy shop!

    -C

    Family.

    -C

    …but sometimes, in our dreams, we return.

    -C

    So I have had the opportunity to dig in a Depression-through-Post-War era former perfumery, and I am offering items for sale.  You can see the section of scents in my Etsy shop here.

    -C

    Anonymous asked: Glad to see the gunk mystery nearing conclusion. Now, what about the fart aroma?

    Honestly? It’s probably farts.

    Or, like…concentrated farts. By which I mean sewer gasses backing up somewhere. so, the farts of a million million butts.

    -C

    From The Desk Of

    Mystery gunk

    For those of you who visited - or worked in - the McKittrick Hotel from open to say, about a year ago, you’re probably very familiar with the mysterious black gunk. It would collect under your fingernails, but worse it would be in your nose for at least a day after. Super, super gross.

    Recently I’ve had a few chances to dig around in a very old warehouse that hasn’t been used much since the mid-1950s. The building was built in the early 1900s and was at least two kinds of factories over the years. The upper floor was closed off around in the late 1950s and has sat, relatively untouched. It’s packed full of interesting things, but this is about the dust.

    The first time I went there I did it without a mask. I blew black soot out of my head for two days. I can only imagine what went into my lungs. The next time I went, which was yesterday, I brought a mask, and I still had some of that old familiar mystery gunk. I think I now know why the McKittrick had it, and why it’s mostly gone now.

    The upper floors of the buildings housing the McKittrick weren’t used much before Punchdrunk transformed them. A long time ago it was a place where they made things. Decades of dirt and grime and dust accumulated, and quite a lot of it was ground into the floors. Then came the nightclubs, and the dirt and dust they created floated upward and settled.

    They we came along, stomping around on floorboards that hadn’t seen much use in a very long time. I don’t think it’s all graveyard dirt and artificial fog. We shook loose the accumulated grime of decades, old wood, spores, human skin cells, billions of dust mite carcasses, who knows what else. We beat those floors with our feet. We breathed in the decay. We took pieces of history, however small, home with us when we checked out.

    We filtered the building.

    About a year or so ago I noticed a marked improvement in air quality. Some of that was done by the people running the space, but I think a lot of it was the sheer number of human filtration systems that wandered through the space breathing in dust and breating out filtered air. If you go now, you still get grimy and there is fake dust to be found, and the graveyard will make your shoes grey, and you really don’t want to breathe the fog too often, but the true mystery gunk just doesn’t happen any more.

    Anyway, I doubt anyone but me finds this interesting. Just thought I’d share.

    -C

    bennicroft asked: I just attended my second SNM performance on Saturday the 9th at 7pm, I had my first 1:1 I can't figure out who the actor was or his role. It was toward the end of the show, he had a white (doctors coat?) on, and pulled me into a small bedroom that normally isn't open. Won't give all deets - but it ended with me laying in bed and there was writing on the wall... Something about Duncan... Please help if you can, I'm on vacation in Ny and am so obsessed I booked another showing on Friday!!

    I answered this via email but I suppose it couldn’t hurt to do it publicly as well in case others run across this situation…

    You met Nurse Christian Shaw, mostly played by women but in this case it sounds like you saw Austin Goodwin, so you saw one of the most talented dancers and performers that building has ever seen.

    The words are from lines spoken by lady Macbeth in ‘Macbeth,’ which you should read like, immediately. Before your next trip to the hotel. You’ll be astounded at how much of the play is everywhere you look/smell/hear/touch/taste.

    -C

    Anonymous asked: Very important breaking news: as of last week the caramels are back in Paisley Sweets

    It’s days like this that make me believe in a higher power.

    If we could get those ginger candies back too, I’d seriously consider pledging money to a cult of your choosing.

    -C

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