Currently, the word count is 7658 words before I add in everything that should be there. So there's a chance it will be as long as or longer than last year's story by the time it's all worked out. The current plan, just as it is every year, is for it to be completed sometime around Thanksgiving...giving me time for a beta reader to be found.
The first came around 5 PM, and the other 40 started coming at 7 PM. I ran out of candy and had to turn out the lights around 8 PM—before the next wave appeared at the end of the street. The final one was a teen (not in a costume--but the second to last, her friend, was) that was disappointed because she "thought it would be livelier around here, but it's dead!"
I’ll consult my source material this afternoon, and sift through little_details and a few other spots tomorrow.
For research purposes, as it was nominated for this year’s Yuletide, I should be going to see Crimson Peak at noon on Friday. It works out nicely for the Halloween season, too.
(Victoria Winters and Angelique are out, as neither appeared in the film.)
So now I’m torn between what won the poll—Suspiria—and House of Dark Shadows. Whichever I choose, the other will be nominated next year. Either way, it’s a horror related fandom that gets the slot, so there’s that.
Vote yes or no
Which Should I Switch My Nomination To?
Murder By Death (1976)
With Suspiria, it would turn my nominations into a nice little horror trifecta, as the other two were Dark Shadows (1991) and Fright Night (1985). On the other hand, I also love Murder By Death (1976), too.
Given the fact that those on LJ can’t vote in this Dreamwidth poll, simply write in what you wish to vote for in the comments over there.
I didn’t have room for Murder By Death (1976), unfortunately. So if anyone out there has an extra slot available, please consider nominating it.
(Sadly, I don't have a Murder By Death icon, but I do have one for Clue.)
I’ve had a Word document filled with ideas since before authors were revealed last year, so I’m ready. I just have to narrow my choices down to three fandoms, because I really want to finally throw Bride of Boogedy (1987) out there, just to see what comes of it.
Does anyone know of a way to fix this? If you’re on the Dreamwidth side of things, just follow the cross-post link and go to my journal. You’ll see what I mean. SeanDC confirmed that he sees it, too, along with an extra blue bar.
As a result of this, since it’s on the friends page side of things, too—I just have to guess if the top comment is an rss feed that I follow over on Dreamwidth, or if it’s a post by someone somewhere. If I see it at all.
If it is an issue with S1 and I need to switch to S2, I would hope to get the style to something similar to what I have on Dreamwidth.
ETA: Oh, here’s how it should normally look (as you can see, using my long-abandoned Insanejournal as an example).
In honor of him, I’ll finally get around to watching one of these: The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deadly Blessing (1981), or Red Eye (2005).
I’ll have to wait and see if Me-TV ends up airing a few of her better episodes from Batman and the one from Star Trek this Saturday—it’s what they did when Nimoy passed away.
So I’ll be tracking down those two films later, since I’ve been meaning to watch them for a while. He was also Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of London, and had a role in one of the 1989 versions of Masque of the Red Death (the one with Adrian Paul, which I've never watched).
...I may be one of the few to recall him from Lobster Man From Mars (1989) as Professor Plocostomos.
Dick Van Patten passed away at the age of 86, due to complications from diabetes. May he rest in peace. I never watched Eight Is Enough, so I believe I mostly recall him from Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Spaceballs, and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988).
I just wanted to spread the word, in case anyone on my friends list happened to use them to keep track of their passwords.
When I didn’t know who he was when I was small, I loved his evil voice in The Last Unicorn. When I was 10 or 11, I fell in love with his Dracula movies, and progressed onward from there through as much of his horror and assorted work as I could find. He was great in almost everything he happened to appear in no matter how truly awful the material around him may have been, and he will be greatly missed.
Does anyone else remember his role in the 90's version of The Tomorrow People? At the time, I loved it.
(I don't have a Christopher Lee as Dracula icon--just one of Nosferatu, and a Bela Lugosi icon, so the former will have to do.)