30 Days of HHN: Day 18 - What 'Unpopular' House Do You Actually Love? -
30 Days of Halloween Horror Nights: What ‘Unpopular’ House Do You Actually Love?
Honestly, I couldn’t tell you much of anything about Halloween Horror Nights XV’s “Blood Ruins” house. I remember that it took place in some sort of medieval monastery or castle, but that’s really about it….
Interstellar Terror was an awful house, but I kept going back to it because it’s where the spinny tunnel was located that year. But towards the end of the month (I actually think it was my last night at HHN for the year) the cast were suddenly ON THEIR FUCKING GAME. They scared me multiple times after the tunnel, which seriously doesn’t ever happen, and I’ll never forget how awesome it was.
Headcanon: Lestat has been watching Only Lovers Alive on repeat for the past two weeks. When he goes on his nightly walks he’s listening to the soundtrack on one of his dozens of ipods. He’s considering turning Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Hiddleston.
This is a good headcannon. I like this headcannon. But you forgot to mention the singer, Yasmin, from the end of the film. He’d turn her in a heartbeat.
Or, well, lack of a heartbeat.
I love everything about this headcanon. Yes.
- light those
- stab this
- carve that
- shake jar
- say the thing
6. Knock pans together
8. Collect items that are completely useless but you need them anyways.
9. Burn that
10. Bury this
11. Eat this
12. throw those into the pot, wait.
13. throw other stuff into the pot.
14. do the thing.
15. Look at the cards.
16. Throw hands in the air, muttering expletives.
17. Light more candles.
18. Talk to the fanged bunny for his views on what’s going on.
19. Commune with the cat for a while
20. take a blood bath.
21. drink a pot of tea
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
This is awesome!
See this hat? Tis’ my cat.
TIME TO SKELETON
the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people
I have to drive five hours today and I haven’t even started and I’m already so exhausted.
(Source: floccinaucinihilipilificationa, via sarcasmelemental)
Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women for the money. And it made her miserable.
As a young writer, Alcott concentrated on lurid pulp stories of revenge, murder, and adultery–“blood and thunder” literature, as she called i–and enjoyed writing very much. She was in her mid 30s when an editor suggested she try writing a book for girls. Alcott wasn’t very interested, but her father was a complete moron with money and had left the family in terrible financial trouble. Alcott wrote Little Women in hopes of some decent sales and a little breathing room and got way more than she asked for. The money in sequels was too good to turn down (and her father didn’t get any smarter with a dime), but Alcott hated writing what she called “moral pap for the young” and longed to return to the smut and violence of her early endeavors. —
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Books and Authors You Had to Read in High School (via bookriot)
Well, that explains Jo, then.
Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
NOW WITH LINKS
Women on ships! Always.
Argh, is it Scott Lynch’s series that flips the “don’t sail with women” thing to “A ship is unlucky if there are no women aboard”? Or is that a different fantasy series? OR DID I IMAGINE IT???
note to self: find out if any of those books are available on audible