Friday, August 28, 2009


My imitation of Pumpkinrot's witch jars. His are better (of course), but I'm quite fond of the one of the far left. It's so cute and little.

We had some strong storms a few days ago and the power went out. My brother and I played Uno by witch-light.


Also, a shoutout to My Ghoul Friday who is hopefully resting up right now for her weekend at Festival of Fear. Thank you for the lovely comments. They're much appreciated.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Addiction

When I was taking photos for the That Night series I thought that I should take stock of what can be used for Halloween. It was then I realised that we have far too many park benches. This isn't even all of them. I'm not sure whether I should leave them there on the night or litter them along the path that people will have to walk up to get inside.

Hang some of the witch jars from the arm rests and it'd certainly create a nice spooky atmosphere. Because walking along a barely-lit garden path at night is such a pleasant experience normally and all.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The second in the 'That Night, A Forest Grew.' series.
Which from now on I'll refer to as the 'That Night' series. Because I like it better that way.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Imitation and That Light Blub Moment

About a month ago Pumkinrot posted about his Witch Jars. Today I finally got around to making two. They're not nearly as impressive thanks largely to my incompetence in judging colours. A cool red plus black equals a deep wine colour. You'd think that seeing as colour theory is taught the first lesson of every art class I've ever taken that I would have learnt this. But apparently not. I choose to blame my being taught lighting colour theory for this mistake. The wine colour is passable for blood, but it irritates me, so I'll probably go and re-do it later on. Pictures will follow.

My friend and I were talking (post witch-jar creation) about what we were going to do about making my built-after-the-year-2000 house look like it was old enough to have a history that didn't involve a building accident. And then it dawned on us that if we just didn't turn any of the lights on, we'd be in with a fighting chance. So we're going to tape over all the light switches, cover everything with dust sheets and use only candles and torches for lighting. If it works in the movies, it'll work for us.
We hope.

Photo from here

Friday, August 7, 2009

Skeleton Me

I'd forgotten about this little guy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Page One.

Page One., originally uploaded by The Cadaver.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

And it worked. I've been playing around with settings and things and made myself a Flickr account to host all my photos. From now on it should send new photos here on request.

October Sunsets.

I've been busy lately. Proper busy. Not just 'I couldn't really be bothered doing anything, busy' (which is my normal state) but actually doing things and leaving the house. I've been attempting to dig myself out from under a pile of essays and math tests, and if you're been following my mindless babbling on twitter lately, you'll know I've been doing front of house mixing.
For Grease. The musical.
It wasn't as bad as I thought. But that's not what this point was meant to be about.

Today I found myself with some spare time so I'm sitting here planning out positions for lights and things in the yard for Halloween, when it occurs to me that I have no idea when it'll be dark enough to turn the lights on. But the internet knows. has a sunrise and sunset calculator. Choose your location from the list and it'll take you to a list of times for this week. Change your 'Modifying Parameters' to October 2009 and voila, this Halloween's sunset is predicted at 7:54pm in my state. You can also check out what the moon is up to on that date, to see if you're going to get a nice big moon hanging over your head. If you want a simpler pictoral approach, has a calendar with pictures of what phase the moon will be in on each day. As you can see, I'm getting a nice, almost full moon for Halloween.

Oh and just for funsies, I checked out what's going on in December 2012. There's no "Crashing into Earth" on either the sun or moon charts. Shame.