Friday, September 11, 2009

whatcha gonna be for halloween...?



so, i know it's about a month and a half away and that i've been desperately trying to hang onto any last shred of summer i can find, denying autumn any purchase in my mind and heart...but inevitably the days are getting shorter, the nights a bit chillier, that crisp smell of apples and fall-time in the air...and halloween's coming. i'm saying this 'cause now's the time to start thinking about it, so it doesn't sneak up on you, so you don't get caught short and have to be a bum or a hobo or a ghost again. i wanna see some halloween photos this year, perhapa-fans!! we might even have a contest...


and speaking of contests...

so our pal and (oft-time booth boy) brian mulcahy and i were 'talking' the other day and we inadvertently came up with a cool idea...
brian is a writer as well and has been kind enough over the years to send me his various stories and scripts for my amusement and entertainment. the other day he sent me a perhapanauts story after i had told him that, now that the perhapanauts have assumed custody of the perhaps, the door is wide open for all kinds of wacky stories featuring our favorite cryptids. (the perhaps--if you will recall--is the nexus of all time and space, and provides access to any and all alternate realities. it is where every possible scenario you can think of--any many you can't--is alive and well and going on like nobody's business. anything can happen!)

so with that in mind, we were talking about maybe it would be cool to have, this halloween, instead of just a scary story contest, what about a perhapanauts scary story contest? what about inviting writers to send in their version of a scary story featuring one or more of the haps? what about posting artist's creepy halloween themed pin-ups of the perhapanauts?
anybody in?

let me know what you think and we'll get this party started!
could be fun!



dani sent me this yesterday...

The Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara , CA a few weeks ago caused these two to take shelter together. The fawn is 3 days old and the bobcat about 3 weeks. The fawn came from somewhere in the fire and the bobcat from Carpentaria. They immediately bonded and snuggled together under a desk in the Santa Barbara County Dispatch Office for several hours.

Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzeneggers ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.
They rescued the fawn during last weeks wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.


"five for the fab four!"

1. "...swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun..."

mother nature's son

2. "...i don't know
why you
should want to hide..."

you won't see me

3. "...changing my life with the wave of her hand..."

here, there, and everywhere

4. " you forever and forever, love you with all my heart..."

i will

5. "...the man in the mac said you gotta go back, you know they never even gave us a chance..."

the ballad of john and yoko

6. "...and when i touch you i feel happy inside..."

i want to hold your hand

7. "...i'm so glad that she's my little girl..."

i feel fine

8. "...and the banker never wears a mac in the pouring rain..."

penny lane

9. "...he wear no shoeshine, he got toe jam football..."

come together

10. "...if there's anything that you want, if there's anything i can do..."

from me to you

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!


portalcomics said...

a 'Haps story contest?!?!?! oh you know I'm in!!!

Brian said...

Contest you say? I'm in and in.

As for the picture of the fawn and bobcat, I am a big sucker for such pictures as they are just adorable. Also, they always make be ask, if these two can get along, why not Dems. and Repubs.

On the Dezago front, on my weekly visit to my LCBS, I was treated to a Casper and the Spectrals cover story in this weeks Comic Shop News with several quotes from our very on Todd.

Reading the story and how you dressed as Casper one Halloween reminded me that as a kid I had a a talking stuffed Casper doll that had a hard plastic head or face that I knocked myself in the noggin with on more than one occassion.

That hard head would probably land Casper on someone's annual dangerous toy "hit list," but I loved the guy.

Adam Hutch said...

I'd contribute to a contest!

I don't think I'm gonna be anything for Halloween, other than an escort for my daughter, but my wife has already pulled all of our fall/halloween decorations out and set them up. The Haunted village, fiber optic ghost, home made bat mobile (not to be confused with The Batmobile) are all out; along with various pumpkin shaped decorations.

Heywood Jablomie said...

Haven't really started thinking on Halloween yet so no clue on costume this year.

As for a contest-I'm in for sure! Maybe I'll get to work on that Molly story then!

~ Wendy ~ said...

hmmm.. a writing contest, you say? Sounds like fun! Count me in, too!
Love the pics! It's amazing how kids of all species can get along and are open minded about the world .. then outside influences come into play .. *sigh*.
ok.. gotta go and think up some story line ideas for the contest..

Shana Jean said...

I can try to do the Halloween contest! Maybe it'll get me back into the habit of actually writing. I've been going through a dry period.

That picture is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm bookmarking it so I'll be able to go back and look at it whenever something bad shows up and it will make me feel better.

I'm probably going to go the lazy route and dress up as Teen Titans Superboy. I have the t-shirt, I have jeans, I have a belt. Easiest costume ever!