Where there exudes an unwholesome glow…

You’ll notice an uncanny slope of the walls, and an unusual tilt to the ceiling, as if the room itself does not conform to any known rules of geometry. You know at once that you are everywhere, and yet you are nowhere.

Ashley McGee standing on South Congress Ave, Austin, Texas
South Austin is in many ways beautiful, gentrified, and across the highway, working class, and it’s where I call home.


Welcome to Dark Corners! I am your hostess, the oft-imitated–but seldom replicated–Ashley, the Squealing Nerd. As far as I know, only one other person has my DNA. I will be your dark and sinister nerd extraordinaire, tattoo aficionado, blogger, and social media marketer.




Lidia from Instagram. She's crumpled her hair up on her head and pursed her lips for a bright selfie, showing off her plum-colored lipstick and new Urban Decay eyeshadows.
Lidia showing off her mad makeup skills, though her real art is in artifact conservation.


Here in the spaces betwixt the seams that hold together the fabric of our reality, you’ll find other scholars of exceeding erudition, like Lidia, resident makeup guru, guest blogger, and historical anthropologist.