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Halloween Countdown, Day 4


Thanks to everyone who participated in my Mad Scientist Poll. At the time of this posting, the results are as follows:
First Place: Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Second Place: Dr. Walter Bishop from Fringe
Third Place: a tie between Dr. Frank N. Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and that guy in the "She Blinded Me with Science" music video ("Science!")
Fourth Place: Dr. Miguelito Loveless from The Wild Wild West
I'll be posting a new poll in a few days.

Now for a blast from the past, here's a trailer for the 1933 classic The Invisible Man with Claude Rains:



Spooky Text of the Day: Today's story is "Four Wooden Stakes" (1925) by Victor Roman.

Excerpt:
"I don't know what ye wants to go out there for, stranger, but if yell take the advice o' a God-fearing man, yell turn back whence ye come from. There be some mighty fearful tales concernin' that place floatin' around, and more'n one tramp's been found near there so weak from loss of blood and fear he could hardly crawl. They's somethin' there. Be it man or beast I don't know, but as for me, I wouldn't drive ye out there for a hundred dollars cash."

Read the complete story here.

Comments

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peadarog
Oct. 4th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Can you be sure people didn't vote twice in you poll? I wept when I saw the results, although, for the life of me, I cannot remember who I voted for :p
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I think people can vote more than once, but only if they log in under different LJ names. It's limited to one vote per LJ.

Weep not! There will be more polls, and perhaps your choice will win then! All is not lost!

It looks like you voted for Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films. Does that sound right?
peadarog
Oct. 5th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
It does, sadly, so sadly.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
*cackles*
euclase
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Four Wooden Stakes is one of those stories that I so badly want someone like Hector Barbossa to read aloud. :D
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 4th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. Now that would be fantastic!
lizziebelle
Oct. 4th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
That's a great picture!
(BTW, feel free to use any of my cemetery photos if you like!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I would love to use some of them. It looks like the "blog this" option is disabled on your pictures - how does that work, then, to link to one? Should I download it and then re-upload it elsewhere, or something else? (Sorry for the troglodyte question! I just want to be sure I'd do it the way you'd like.) Thanks again!


Edited at 2009-10-05 10:55 am (UTC)
lizziebelle
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, is it? I thought I had enabled that. I'll go change it. I may have it set to family only right now.
lizziebelle
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
OK, I just set it to allow any contact to blog. Let me know if that doesn't work!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 6th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Thanks a million! I've got a special picture lined up for tomorrow, but then, with your kind permission, I'm going to be posting several from your wonderful collection. You take some of the most beautiful photos - and, of course, I'm partial to your subject matter, as well. ;)
lizziebelle
Oct. 6th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! Use as many as you like. :)
vyrdolak
Oct. 5th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
That is one formidable-looking apotropaic angel! It looks like he might be blind, like Uziel in The Prophecy.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Ooooh! I'd forgotten about this film. I saw it in the theater, but it's hard to believe that was so many years ago. Nice (and creepy) comparison!
thehornedgod
Oct. 5th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
Oh, foolish Claude Rains! Why must you meddle in things men should leave alone?
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
LOL!
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