Jun 30, 2011

Further into the Unknown

I've been looking for this book for years. Another mysterious disappearance from the local library. Very odd.

It's also very odd that after scouring the internet for it, I found it lying on the classroom floor this morning. It's one of the books in my teachers collection for bored kids. And it's beautiful.

Some cool definitions from the book:
Corpse Lights: Flickering flames that are seen at times in graveyards. They are caused by gases seeping through the earth from corpses buried in shallow graves.
Shades of the Dead: A term to describe the dark, shadowy forms in which spirits of the dead sometimes appear.

He let me keep it.

Jun 21, 2011


I was lying in bed last night, having trouble sleeping. I've been anxious recently about this year's haunt. Anxious as in 'this is going to cost me a lot of money, time and effort. And I've hardly even started. Infact, all there is so far is one prop that hasn't been mache'd yet. I don't want to give away the theme but it will require some big expensive wall panels, furniture shifting, a built-from-scratch window and a whole lot of other complicated things. A huge undertaking.

I was so swept up in the details of it all that I overlooked the bigger things. So I've decided to scale back to a different (and much more do-able) idea. Hell, this is my second haunt ever, I don't need to make it amazing. I should be taking little steps.

Anyway, I've already got my new theme worked out, and I'm filled with a fresh new enthusiasm. It's going to be a very dark haunt this time. And I'm really excited.
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