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Halloween Countdown, Day 18

Are you looking for some Halloween-related online fun? Here are a few suggestions:

-- Go here to play Halloween Hangman, complete with a skeleton who hurls insults at you.

-- Go here to play The Creature Must Die!, the game in which you become Victor Frankenstein. Your goal is to bring the creature to life by harnessing the power of lightning to charge your machines and give three jolts of life-generating electricity to the creature. But you must first get a brain for the creature -- and you must do all of this while defending your laboratory against a mob of angry villagers.

-- Go here to use the Goth-O-Matic Poetry Generator and create your eerie masterpiece. You have your choice of darkly Gothic poem styles: Supernatural Violence and Horror, Feeling Very Sorry for Yourself, Fear of Religious Persecution, Eternal Love of Vampires, and The Black Abyss of Righteous Hatred. What's not to love?


I hope you enjoy the Text of the Day!

Agonia del pianto


All Souls' Night, 1917
Hortense Flexner King (1885-1973)

You heap the logs and try to fill
The little room with words and cheer,
But silent feet are on the hill,
Across the window veiled eyes peer.
The hosts of lovers, young in death,
Go seeking down the world to-night,
Remembering faces, warmth and breath—
And they shall seek till it is light.
Then let the white-flaked logs burn low,
Lest those who drift before the storm
See gladness on our hearth and know
There is no flame can make them warm.

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Abbie Culbertson
Oct. 18th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I play Halloween Hangman year-round! :D Cheeky little skeleton...
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's never too early, never too late...

He is a snarky thing, isn't he?
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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 18th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
ACK! Don't blink! ;)

I'm so glad you like this one in particular. It gives me a little shiver up my spine!
st_crispins
Oct. 18th, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
I love Halloween Hangman and usually post it annually as well. The skeleton is a scream.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
Isn't the skeleton great? I can't think of the hangman game at all anymore without thinking of him.
ankh_hpl
Oct. 18th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
Nice combination of image & text today! This is a simple but deeply spooky little poem.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! That poem really follows me around after I read it. *shivers*
i_llbedammned
Oct. 19th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
The insulting skeleton amused me.

And that poem just leave you cold on the inside. It's very haunting.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! Glad to hear it.

Isn't it a spooky little poem? It packs more of a punch than its short length suggests it would. I'm glad you found it to be moving.
gilda_elise
Oct. 19th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
What a haunting picture (no pun intended.)

And games! I especially love Halloween Hangman.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 19th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I can't get over that sculpture. It would be chill-inducing, even if it weren't in a cemetery! I'm glad you liked it, too.

Yay for games! :)
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