Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit

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"The Night-mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she"

Happy Friday!

Borrowed from many friends:


My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
eldritchhobbit goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as zombie.
agentxpndble tricks you! You get a wad of paper.
arymetore gives you 10 softly glowing lemon-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
clara_swift tricks you! You get a scratched CD.
delenn1960 gives you 3 pink cherry-flavoured wafers.
dracschick gives you 18 light blue strawberry-flavoured gumdrops.
elicia8 tricks you! You get a wet rag.
estellye tricks you! You get a rotten egg.
fungus_files gives you 18 milky white root beer-flavoured gummy worms.
vonjunzt gives you 19 dark green spearmint-flavoured pieces of taffy.
witchcat07 gives you 14 brown strawberry-flavoured wafers.
eldritchhobbit ends up with 82 pieces of candy, a wad of paper, a scratched CD, a wet rag, and a rotten egg.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.


My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
eldritchhobbit goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as zombie.
altariel1 gives you 6 mottled green pineapple-flavoured pieces of taffy.
asphixiapixia gives you 1 dark green licorice-flavoured nuggets.
melissagay tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
moirymoe tricks you! You get a wet rag.
primroseburrows gives you 5 yellow cola-flavoured gumdrops.
sneezythesquid tricks you! You get a block of wood.
st_crispins tricks you! You get a dead frog.
syrcleoftrees gives you 1 light orange blueberry-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
theladyrose gives you 5 purple vanilla-flavoured gummy bats.
vaklam tricks you! You lose 13 pieces of candy!
eldritchhobbit ends up with 5 pieces of candy, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, a wet rag, a block of wood, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.



sneezythesquid has joined the Halloween LJ phenomenon, so don't miss his daily posts! (Other LJs to watch for this include fungus_files and magicwondershow.)

Now it's time for a new countown! In 2005, the Edmonton Journal not only listed the most frightening books of all time, but also ranked the scariest poems, as well. According to that publication, the fifth scariest poem ever written is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 and revised in 1817.

Here is an excerpt from Part III of the revised 1817 version, describing the Spectre-Woman and her Death-mate on board their skeleton ship.

Alas! (thought I, and my heart beat loud)
How fast she nears and nears!
Are those her sails that glance in the Sun,
Like restless gossameres?

And those her ribs through which the Sun
Did peer, as through a grate?
And is that Woman all her crew?
Is that a DEATH? and are there two?
Is DEATH that woman's mate?

Her lips were red, her looks were free,
Her locks were yellow as gold:
Her skin was as white as leprosy,
The Night-mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she,
Who thicks man's blood with cold.

The naked hulk alongside came,
And the twain were casting dice;
`The game is done! I've won! I've won!'
Quoth she, and whistles thrice.


Read the complete "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
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