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Creativity books for snarky gothy punky anarchistic non-conformists

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The list author says: "You know who you are. Most of the craft books out there aren't for you, with their abundance of cutesy foo-foo soft-focus florals and fuzziness. You are not an Amanda, a Muffy or a Brittany, but you have been occasionally mistaken for Morticia. You do have more black in your closet than any other color. For the same amount of money, you'd go with a tattoo over a designer purse. You don't really care what people think. You would have gone to prom with your best gay pal over some date-raping candidate from the football team -- if you went at all. You think of each year in terms of the band you were listening to at the time. Maybe you were bullied/tormented by that miserable bleachy blonde cheerleader-type, whom you accidentally saw while shopping one day, so you quietly followed her into the dressing room where you head-butted her so hard in the implants that she passed out from the pain, so you could give her wallet to those eleven year-olds at the arcade to do with as they chose... But I digress. There were many worthy tomes that almost made the cut, but here are those sarcastic, sinister, edgy books I would actually (and do) own, painstakingly ferreted out over the years."
DomiKNITrix: Whip Your Knitting Into Shape
DomiKNITrix: Whip Your Knitting Into Shape
"There are many knitting books worthy of mention, the Stitch & Bitches, the Pretty Punks...but none have had such a disciplined approach. Just shut your mouth and do what she says."
Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond (Potter Craft)
Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond (Potter Craft)
"Instructions for a ball gag, a blindfold and a straitjacket. Need I say more?"
AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister
AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister
"Fleeing the pastel pastures of happy daisies and prancing unicorns, you find an oasis of dark sanity in the crafting world..."
Subversive Cross Stitch
Subversive Cross Stitch
"Delicious. Not for grandma's house. Unless your grandma is a roadie. In that case, then it's okay."
Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More!
Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More!
"If you leave these precious creations alone in a room with ordinary fluffy plushies, the plushies will go insane. You will then find them in the morning, missing tiny stuffed limbs and growing fangs."
Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small Town Rebels
Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small Town Rebels
"Whew. Finally. An inspiring scrapbooking guide for those who prefer a style more ransom note than Hallmark card."
D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (Design Handbooks)
D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself (Design Handbooks)
"More ideas than instructions, but it feels right. Crude. Rough around the edges."
Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book
Indie Publishing: How to Design and Publish Your Own Book
"Demystifies/makes accessible book creation and publishing."
Sticker Nation: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers
Sticker Nation: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers
"If you must use stickers, and you have so far avoided metallic butterflies and precious little flowers..."
Sticker Nation 2: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers, Volume 2 (v. 2)
Sticker Nation 2: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers, Volume 2 (v. 2)
"Because you'll try anything once. Maybe twice."
Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business
Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Business
"DO NOT be alarmed by the bright yellow and blue book cover. Shhhh, it's okay. She may not be one of us, but she's sympathetic. And she has some really solid ideas. Look, you don't have to have drinks with her, just hear what she has to say."
Craft Inc. Business Planner
Craft Inc. Business Planner
"This goes with/expands on the book above. You can use "Sticker Nation" to personalize this planner, make it your own, harsh it up. You're welcome."
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living
"Interiors you would actually live in, created by people you would actually hang out with."
Paint It Black: A Guide To Gothic Homemaking
Paint It Black: A Guide To Gothic Homemaking
"Okay, so it may be overly simplistic, but it's headed in the right direction - far, far away from Martha Stewart anything. Nuff said."
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
"The other talented and deeply disturbing member of the Sedaris clan, you will love this book. It is the cookbook/entertaining manual that Barbara Billingsley could have written while on acid and dating Tim Burton. Maybe."
Bust
Bust
"You will actually subscribe to it for the articles and not the pictures."
My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
"There's creation, and then there's creation. I only point this out, because you don't want to live in a world where the next generation is entirely populated by the progeny of Amanda, Muffy and Brittany. That would be an abomination."
No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever
No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever
"You need this book. Trust me. You'll just be mad that you didn't think of this first."