While you enjoy your “candy” and chortle at hokey horror movies and generally have a grand old time spare a thought, won’t you, for us here in Ireland as we cower in UTTER TERROR as the Dagda withdraws his protection and every foul dead and demonic thing swarms through the open sidhe to prey on our terrified populace as happens every Samhain. No. No. Enjoy your “trick or treats” (for us, there is only “trick”. Only ever “trick”.) Listen to “The Monster Mash” as we cover our ears from the mind-shattering screams of the banshee. Have fun carving your pumpkin Jack O’Lanterns.
But anyway, I have briefly left the safety of the Samhain bunker to let you know that there is a BIG update coming on the 8th of November. Something really cool. Something I can’t talk about yet. But it’s big. Or it will be, if I survive. OH CRAP I’VE BEEN SEEN!
I had 4 pc of pizza tonight for a Hallowe’en treat. I love this holidays… almost as much as I love Hanukkah. 😀
That thing is f*cking scary! o_o
I wanna know where you got the continents pic from!
In honor of the holiday, some appropriate creepy-themed songs:
Loved that Bill Cipher cameo, and the joke with the continents is something that I can imagine Bill doing in the show. xD Looking forward the secret update! 😀
Wow… That was funny in a slightly creepy way!
We don’t really celebrate Halloween in my family, even if the traditional American trademarks, like the pumpkins and the scary masks, have made it to Sweden during the last twenty years. My mother is a devout Christian, who is very much against the spooky parts of the holiday. She is more into the calmer parts of Halloween, like lighting a candle on a loved one’s grave. Yesterday was a holiday over here too though, but one that always takes place on a Saturday, so many people don’t notice it anymore, unless they would have worked otherwise.
No, it’s not a big deal in the Southern Hemisphere either. The shops try to flog lollies here but spring just isn’t spooky. Summer, on the other hand, is basically apocalyptic.
Yeah, it is hard to keep tracks on the differences between the hemispheres. I have a hard time even imagining a country, where you have Halloween in the spring, Christmas in the summer and Easter in the fall. And yet I know that it’s how it is in Australia. And yeah, we do hear about your summer forrest fires. Those make us appreciate our colder climate, even if we too had a huge forrest fire last summer.
Summer Christmas is the best! Bright colours, fresh seafood, mucking around in the pool, white wine in the sun – I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m exaggerating a bit about the fires. I live in a wooded area, so we’re always on our guard, but fire is a very natural thing here – the trees encourage it with oily leaves and dry flammable bark, because it helps their seeds to germinate and clears out the weeds. It’s only been a problem for humans since colonisation because the indigenous people knew how to manage it. If we’d listen to them, we wouldn’t have this problem.
I’d imagine your fires would have been quite devastating.
You look at it from the wrong angle, Mouse. As a fellow Gatekeeper, I ask you to remember the 364 1/4 days wherein the Gates remain shut. One night is a small price to pay.
*in response to the mashed up continents*
So this is what Homeworld thinks of fusion!
And they’re right!
WAKE UP SHEEPLE! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT OBAMA WANTS! A ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT!
So nice to see y’all again. Halloween hasn’t really been my bag since I graduated middle school, but the general air of the season is pretty good at cheering me up.
(By the way, there’s a pretty neat music video mashing up “This is Halloween” with the Nolan Batman movies out there. It’s the Manson version of the song, but it’s worth a watch nonetheless.)
That darn isosceles monster!
He’s a stinker.
Ah they’ll be fine.
Pangaea joke. The geologist approves.
I gotta say, the more I see of Bill Cipher on your blog, the more terrified and entertained I am. You seem to have his character down pretty well. The Pangaea-fussed continents seems like something that would’ve come right out of the last episode.
Hey, what kind of cephalopod is into geology, anyhow? *glares suspiciously*
In any case, very much agreed.
Amanoids and Belemnites, for starters.