Here’s Melanie! ‘s latest Share Your World 10-29-18 – the Spooky edition please free yourself from your fear of clicking links and head on over there to read her scary answers, check out more chilling links, and join in with the trembling hijinks…. you won’t be sorry (I think they’ve fallen for it, Melanie, they’ll never know what hit them!)
To read my terrible answers to her terrorific questions, please step through this door… no, that’s not blood, why would you think it was blood, what a strange hallucination you’re having… it’s fine, I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure your safety while you’re on this ride… *push
Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.
In an old abandoned building – the owner of the building because the place wasn’t abandoned at all and I’m a trespasser who may get… RUN!
In a dark forest – a tree, especially if I was running away from the owner of an abandoned building which wasn’t abandoned at all and I’m the trespasser they were hoping would show up because they’re in a very bad mood…
That reminds me of a scene in one of my favourite films, where the lead has to run blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back through a forest:
Share the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone.
One dark and lonely night I was woken up by a shattering sound. I wasn’t totally alone, my cats were there and I thought it was them knocking something over perhaps. I was going to go back to sleep, but decided to investigate what had happened just in case there were broken shards lying around – I didn’t want the cats to cut their paws.
As I scanned the living room, I felt a cold breeze brush my cheek – the windows weren’t open, but… there was a perfectly round fist-sized hole in the pane of one of the French windows leading out onto a narrow balcony on the 7th floor of the building.
What would you like your last words to be?
“Yet I was now on the verge of liberty, and though drenched, famishing, and comfortless, was, in any rational estimate, an object much more enviable than in the heart-withering safety of my cell. Alas! it is too true that our souls always contract themselves on the approach of a blessing, and seem as if their powers, exhausted in the effort to obtain it, had no energy to embrace the object…
…I fell on the stone floor in a sleep that was not sleep – it seemed the suspension both of my mortal and immortal nature. I ceased from animal and intellectual life at once.”– Charles Maturin, Melmoth The Wanderer
Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?
(it’s okay guys, I said “No.” in answer to the question and they definitely believed me because they looked relieved, you’re safe with me, I told you that I could keep a secret, no one will come looking for you here, they think you don’t exist anyway except for that dude but he’s following that trail of red herrings you scattered around… that’s my favourite fluffy jumper not a goat, Chupie…)
How long do you think you would last in a horror movie?
Until the very end when the hero/heroine killed me… but there’s always the chance that I’m not really dead.
Are you afraid of or find clowns creepy?
I used to find clowns annoying, and creepy because they were annoying, until I saw Kellywise…
In the zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?
One of those guns which shoots a weighted net to catch live humans, they’re so quick and they’re always running away.
Have you ever had your tarot cards read?
I used to read them for myself, but I stopped doing that because I gave myself such horrorific readings, and I kept getting swords, especially the 8 of swords:
I bought my first tarot card deck when I was 7 or 8 yrs old at a Newspaper & Magazine stall in Rome (where I also used to get my American comic books). The minor arcana in Tarot are used as regular playing cards in Italy. We used to play Scopa a lot… I can’t remember how to play it anymore, but it was fun and required screaming and shouting (I don’t think that was in the rules of the game though).
Anyone know the reason behind putting candles in jack-o-lanterns?
I’m sure Wiki does because you put a link to it in your post, Melanie 😉
Do you think putting special emphasis on certain holidays – like Halloween is ‘spooky’ for example — is a good idea or just more mindless entertainment for the masses?
“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”― Aldous Huxley
So, we need all the breaks we can create for ourselves, and pass those along to others, invite them to join in, pause to rest, to put down burdens for a while and dance, sing, be merry, be…. just be.
“So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag,
― Aldous Huxley , Island
Share a positive thought or message or something that’s inspired you this week.
This made me laugh out loud and then share it with you: