Today’s plans? Settling in with a new book, knitting on a sock, and cuddling up under a warm blanket. Long, long ago, I mentioned that the first couple of adult books I remember reading (or at least, remember being caught reading by adults who were probably right in assuming I was too young to be […]
I write a lot. Oh, I may not write here, but trust me, when I get into a groove I write like a hypergraphic squirrel on cocaine. I generally don’t talk about writing. For me, it’s a lot like fight club. The first rule about write club is you don’t talk about writing. Most likely because I’m […]
Today is the sixth and last day of the Spooky September Challenge. I’ll attempt to answer the question: “Why do you love to be scared?”
Spooky September Challenge
It’s not really a question of loving to be scared. There’s a kind of thrill that comes from exploring the unknown. We live in a world where most of the Big Things have been discovered. We have satellites in space that can find a person in a crowd on earth, and the Radio Controlled helicopter has been turned into a much more intrusive toy.
It’s the second-last day of the Spooky September Challenge, and today we’re talking about favourite spooky movies! Here are my picks on a scale that ranges from “spooky” to “scary” and makes pit-stops in “made me jump” and “where’s my movie buddy? I need a hug”.
Another day, another spooky writing prompt from the Spooky September Challenge!
I have a hard time choosing a favourite spooky creature. I love critters of all kinds. If you really want to creep me out (and thus make me actively avoid a book/movie/whatever) — use insects. I think they hold a very valuable place in our ecosystem and perform a necessary role, but….no. No insects for me.
To get spooky, though….I have three Big Favourites:
Today’s Spooky September Challenge was supposed to be my favourite campfire story, but anyone who knows me well enough is aware that I don’t camp. I haven’t been camping for about fifteen years now, and that last time was supposed to teach me about all the awesome things I’ve missed out on, not being a camper (it was cold and rained almost the entire trip. Seriously. We had to go back into town to get a tarp because nobody brought one. Not my best weekend, only salvaged by good company).
So, instead, I bring you an update on the things I do when other people are telling stories around a bonfire. I knit.
Day Two of Parajunkee’s Spooky September Challenge!
It probably says something that first two “adult” books that I actually fully remember reading were Lovers and Gamblers by Jackie Collins and ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. Both provoked almost equally horrified results from the folks who caught me reading them.
I enjoy Vi Hart’s videos. I find that she has a particularly riveting way of explaining music theory that makes me actually want to like math. For the record, math and I don’t get along and never really have. Ours is an uncomfortable détente. Vi has put together a video on Net Neutrality. Why, […]
Writing isn’t always easy, especially when you’re dealing with Her Royal Catness. Just sayin’.
Today is my Saturday (Sunday for everyone else), so I’ve been very busy taking it easy. My morning tea was delayed by my own distraction – I went web surfing. Having been on the internet since sometime in the early 90’s, I’ve come to find that we tend to stick to the known. I decided […]