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Nina Dobrev is Queen of The Underworld

promo poster for Vampire Diaries season 3

You know, Persephone Queen of The Underworld? Stolen away from her overbearing mother by Hades to live in the land of the dead because he’s in love with her? Finally returned when Demeter struck the world barren during her search for her daughter and Zeus caved because of the people’s pleas for food?

Yeah, of course you know.

There’s that whole thing about Hades tricking her into eating a handful of pomegranate seeds  before she went home so that she’d have to return to the Underworld for part of the year (thereby explaining the seasons when nothing will grow), but you were about to say that, right?


I’m also getting a bit of a Lady Macbeth vibe – a little bit “look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it”, a little bit “unsex me here and fill me from crown to toe topful with direst cruelty” and just a touch of the classic “out, damned spot”.

OMG, you were just about to say that?!


Tyler Shields

This guy is amazing. His photographs veer from absolute beauty to total gore to flat-out weird, and a lot of his work looks kind of effortless, like he just happened to be in the right place with a camera as Michael Trevino and Lindsay Lohan had their little vampire outburst.

I’ve read some criticism over his use of violent imagery, but that’s the difference between shooting for yourself and shooting for  commission – if anyone out there doesn’t like these photos, they don’t have to look at them. Art is entirely subjective so every person can (and usually does) have a different opinion.

Take a look at his website, it’s not for the faint of heart but if you’re interested in photography in any way it will do you good.

Goes without saying, the photos below belong to His Highness Mr Shields.