Showing posts with label Happy Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Happy Halloween. Show all posts

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Well, this was a pretty muted Halloween season for me. I enjoyed myself, but no horror movie marathons, no elaborate decorations, and I didn't even get to carve any pumpkins this year. A lot of it had to do with coming off of that medication, which has left me rather unenthusiastic about everything; I'm still evening out. And some of it has to do with our always-worsening financial situation. And everyone on Tumblr starting their Halloween celebrations at the end of August over-saturated me a tad. But there were some high points this year, including trying Fruite Brute and Yummy Mummy for the first time in my life. Looking forward to a better time next year, even though I'm not in misery or anything this year. Just going to relax today and watch The Great Pumpkin tonight.

Of course, a lot of this was reflected on my blog, too. Though busy as usual, I did even fewer Halloween posts than I originally expected I would. I didn't do my annual pumpkin post or any Tumblr finds. The mood just wasn't there for me this year. The fun of mental illness.

So, feel free to peruse my past Halloween posts. This is the ninth time I've wish you Happy Halloween on this blog! Nine years worth of Halloween! It's pretty hard to stay fresh after all that time, anyway. But, hopefully I'll be high on the spooky season next year!

(And if you were one of the people I saw online this year who didn't think it was pants-shittingly hilarious to say "spoopy," I thank you.)

I mostly put up Peanuts strips this year, but I always like to do that. The evolution of the Halloween stories is fascinating to me; they start out Norman Rockwell-ish, then become very involved in Linus' belief in the Great Pumpkin, and eventually Schulz seems to stop thinking it's funny (particularly after the animated special airs), and after running for a couple of years with stories where Linus tries to convert a different character (Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Marcie), he mostly just drops it. So, next year my Peanuts posts will probably be shorter...

Here's what I did this year:

:: Peanuts, 1964
:: Der Erlk├Ânig
:: Yotsuba&!
:: Peanuts, 1965
:: Verizon Commercial 2013
:: Peanuts, 1966
:: Peanuts, 1967
:: Peanuts, 1968
:: Scary Legs
:: The Day After Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

At last, the day is here. Although I don't know why I'm saying "at last," since October seems to have just flown by! I'm going to spend the day enjoying it instead of being here online. I hope you enjoy it too!

As is my custom, here are the links to all of the Halloween posts I did this year:

It's... It's So Beautiful
Spooks starring Flip the Frog
Jeepers Creepers starring Porky Pig
Halloween McNuggets Commercial
Iron Maiden: "The Number of the Beast"
Lindsay Lohan Five Years Later (Not really a Halloween post, but still terrifying.)
Halloween Creatures in LEGO
Halloween Heineken Ads
Where the Wild Things Are/Gremlins 2 Trailer Mash-Up
Not-Strictly-Halloween Kit Kat Ad
The Office/Halloween Trailer Mash-Up
Chuck and Beans, Part 1
Dio: "Holy Diver"
Evil Dead 2 Pumpkin
Screamfest Ad
The Comedy of Terrors Trailer
Headless Horseman M&Ms Commercial
Walrus Man Pumpkin Carving
Jack Chop!
Siouxsie & the Banshees: "Halloween"
Geek Pumpkins Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
The Horror Photography of Joshua Hoffine
Chuck and Beans, Part 2
Vincent Price Sings "Monster Mash"
Hair-Raising Hare
My 15 Favorite "Treehouse of Horror" Segments
It's the End Times, Charlie Brown
"The Headless Horseman"
New Muppet Halloween Videos
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

And for my final Halloween post, here's a fan-made video for the song "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Actually, it's the recent Marilyn Manson version from the Nightmare Revisited album, which is much better than that wussy version by Panic at the Disco. Someone put clips of Disney villains to this music, and it rocks.

This is the fifth Halloween since I've been doing this blog. Have a happy and safe one!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Well, I didn't post for Halloween every day in October like I did last year. What with work and stress and blah blah blah, you know. Anyway, as has become annual Electronic Cerebrectomy tradition, I link back and say: Happy Halloween!

2006 Halloween Links
Night of the Living Dead Hippies
Head Full of Pulp (mmm, offensive!)
The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers
Scares I Have Had
Bela and Boris: Two Film Icons
Hall of the Mountain King
Disney's Halloween Treat
Jack O' Lantern
An Idelicate Halloween Question
My Long, Lame, Cliche-Ridden Halloween Mix
More Pumpkins!
I Got a Link
Scary Link
Elvira for Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Ah, Halloween. A day of trust (opening your home to strangers), innocence (knocking on the doors of strangers), and candy (CANDY!). My favorite of days, when the air is chilly and the skies are gray, and there's that stillness of death in the air as the leaves decay. I love it, I always have and I always will. It's also the day of, as Tina Fey points out in Mean Girls, the Slut Rule: the one day of the year when girls can dress like a slut and get away with it; usually they wear some variation of underwear and animal ears ("I'm a mouse--DUH!"). The pretentious celebrate the Day of the Dead (the uber-pretentious call it Dios de los Muertos), but to me it's just good ol' suburban Halloween. A time to soak up the darkness, eat some candy, and enjoy some scariness. Hope you enjoy these poems, and hope you have a safe and happy Halloween. And see lots of sluts. Posted by Picasa