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Halloween Countdown, Day 30

Vintage Skull with Coloured Tissue Liner


All best wishes and good thoughts go out to those of you affected by the storm. We have wind advisories here today and some potential for snow, but nothing serious.

Looking for Halloween reading/listening/viewing recommendations? Here are some from Neil Gaiman.

In addition, Project Gutenberg has added Jack London's classic post-apocalyptic novel The Scarlet Plague (1912), which is set in the year 2073, six decades after a worldwide pandemic has decimated the planet (I love those "last man on earth" stories!), and this is the perfect time of year to read it.


Text of the Day: Today's verse is the eerie "All Soul's Eve" (1920) by Darl Macleod Boyle.

The evening is dark, and the sky is misty, and the wind blows low:
O wind, cease swaying the bare, bare branches, bending them to and fro,
They look too like ghosts in the pale moonlight,
Ah, too like ghosts in the dusky night,
When ghosts glide to and fro!

O ghosts not laid, and ghosts forgotten, and the ghosts of the evil dead,
Why will ye come to sear my heart, when I thought ye had gone and fled,
Why do ye come on this night of the year,
Does it ease your pain to behold my fear,
Since all is done and said?


Vintage Halloween Jack-O-Lantern (German)

Comments

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cookiefleck
Oct. 30th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Glad all is well! My son and his wife did fine; watched movies all day at home in DC.

Snow? *does not compute*

What is that final image from?
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm still waiting for the first snow of the season. *pouts* It's one of my favorite days of the year! *pines*

The final image is a vintage German jack-o-lantern (considered rare, I think, because it shows the teeth). I loved the look of it!
xjenavivex
Oct. 30th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
very cool and a huge thank you!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for following the countdown! I really appreciate it, my friend!
gilda_elise
Oct. 31st, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
I'd never even heard of "The Scarlet Plague," so thanks for that.

And Happy Halloween!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!

And thank you!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 31st, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
I can't believe October is ending already!

I'm still behind on your October posts but I'm loving 'em. Thanks for making October so unutterably tenebrous with your injection of eldritch vitamins.

Stay awesome.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
YAY! Thank you for following the countdown! I really appreciate it.

Stay awesome, yourself!
lothithil
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
Thanks again for all the wonderful Hallowe'en posts! You have single-handedly made the whole season an extra treat, with your brilliant pictures, stories, and videos. I particularly enjoyed the Nemoy/de Lancie stagework.

Joyful Samhain, my friend! Blessed Be!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million for this (and apologies for the tardiness of my reply). It means so much to hear that you enjoyed the posts this October!

Blessed Be!
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