Pre-Chaos – “Preternatural Chaos” the final installment in Luna’s and Leo’s story has been out since August 31st. For some reason, Blogger didn’t send the update to your readers or your blog lists. So, I figured that I would let you know here: the end of The Haunting: a Webserial of Pre-Chaos is available for your reading pleasure. And I do mean the bit about pleasure.
This Week at My Naughty Bits Blog – Inspired and Twisted in the woods, plus a little girl in a pretty dress and two death masks. I’ve been looking at “all kinds of witchy things, ancestral things, in-between things…” and bones, of course. Painted bones that is, particularly in the case of Niña con Máscara de Muerte. Are you in an All Hallow’s Eve state of mind yet?
While on the Naughty Bits subject, I should ask about “Content Warning.” Do you run for the hills after you read Blogger’s adult content advisory? Some visitors of Naughty Bits have said things like, “l almost didn’t click…” and “I thought this was going to be nasty, but…” and “I’m glad I ignored the warning because…” Perhaps I should limit what I post on my secondary blog to things that are truly sexual, dark and gory (which wouldn’t be all that much), and leave the rest of the wicked goodness here. What do you think, my Luvs?
Spooky Words, Ghosts, and Gourds – The Autumn 2012 issue of Pagan Living is out and glowing with articles that scream of Halloween. My contribution appears on pages 30 and 31, and in it, I share some “Grim, Enchanting, Dark and Gory” facts about fairy tales. The magazine is full of fun for the fall: Vanessa shows us how to make the cutest little ghosts, Rue tells the world why I’m so freaking jealous of her garden, Mina speaks about the art and magic of gourd crafting, Oma Linda honors tradition with an amazing post about the “Day of the Ancestors,” and there is so much more…
I had to show you these corn dolly beauties created by the gifted Rowan
Carnivals, Witchy Shoes, and Moonlight Partying – I’m excited times three about setting up an uncanny night carnival, turning an ordinary shoe into something witchy, and about introducing you to one of my favorite characters in Gabriel García Márquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. I plan to do all three via Le Mysterieux Carnival, Autumn Altered Witch Shoe Challenge, and Moonlight Party under the Big Top, respectively. Click on the buttons, join the parties, and let’s have some wicked fun ;-)
Hm, I feel refreshed and spunky; eclectically chaotic posts can be rather therapeutic. That takes me to the Words of the Week (Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, 1861):
1. Spunk, n. [Probably from punk.] Touchwood; wood that readily takes fire. Hence, 2. Vulgarity, an inflammable temper; spirit; as a man of spunk. Wow! That’s, um… rich.
2. Chaos, n. That confusion, or confused mass, in which mater is supposed to have existed, before it was separated into its different kinds, and reduced to order by the creating power of God…