There’s something special about Halloween. It’s not the trick or treating, the spooky art work, the crafty and crazy costumes or the chocolate and candy gluttony. It’s a little of each of those but mainly, it’s magic. Halloween isn’t a simple, family holiday. It’s not a Christian tradition, Halloween has older roots. I think the reason Halloween is still just a bit scary is the fact that it is a holiday based on older things, mysterious to us now.… Read the rest
Not Quite the Typical Haunted House
I’m an urban explorer. I believe (firmly) in the “Take only photos, leave only footprints” method of exploring. If you look for photographs of old houses online you will find lots of them. Most people looking at the photos will be looking for something spooky, creepy and haunting. They seem to want to find ghosts.… Read the rest
Halloween Witches Just Want to Have Fun!
There are always Witch hats when you look for Halloween costumes, especially at the secondhand and thrift stores. Every woman and girl I know has been a Witch for Halloween, or wanted to be one. Of course, there are Witches all year round and they call the event Samhain, not Halloween.… Read the rest
Jack-O-Lanterns are so flexible. You can make them scary, merely spooky or kind of cute and almost cuddly.
Carving them is much messier than creating jack-o-lanterns in ASCII art.
An ASCII art jack-o-lantern is a good way to start your first try at ASCII art. Once you figure out the size and shape of your pumpkin adding the face is mainly placing lines and dashes.… Read the rest
Do you believe in ghosts? I’ve never quite decided.
I’m not a vampire chick. I did wear a black shirt today but it was random chance – black is not my first colour choice. My main interest in vampires is the immortality thing. Would it be worth being a vampire and dealing with no sun, no food (other than blood) and the other vampirish things of legend and lore, in order to live forever?… Read the rest
Just finished this jack-o-lantern today.
Didn’t turn out as I saw it in my head. But, still.