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text 2019-08-21 23:15
Halloween Bingo 2019: My Markers

Of course Sunny and (in particular) Charlie will be part of this game, but I also wanted to include the wonderful gifts I received just in time for this year's bingo.  So this is what I've come up with:

 

Called Squares:

 

My marker for called squares is inspired by LA's beautiful Halloween-themed handmade bookmark.

 

Read Squares:

My marker for read squares shows Mystery Cat Charlie with my Halloween socks from OB.

 

Called and Read Squares:

My marker for called and read squares has Charlie "blacking out" the respective square (without also featuring the net, though, which when trying out various designs I found obscures too much of Charlie's face; the net works much better with the actual squares of the bingo card).

 

Given his coloring, Charlie will of course be doing the heavy lifting, i.e. will be showing up on almost all of the [called and] read squares of my card, except for ...

 

Called = Read: Center Square

... the the center (raven) square, where read equals called, and where Mystery Cat Sunny will make his appeareance, Halloween socks in tow, once I've read a book I've decided to assign to that particular square.

 

 

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text 2019-08-21 22:10
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks ... Part 2: The Snacks

So, I had to go down to Frankfurt yesterday, and as I had hoped when composing my original post for this prompt, I managed a small side trip to that store.

 

This year's Halloween snacks now officially include:

 

* Orange chocolate / cocoa truffles

* White chocolate and almond truffles

* Cocoa and dark chocolate coated almonds

* Chili, vanilla and cinnamon chocolate

* Red wine chocolate

* Almond pistachio cookies

* Chocolate wafers

* Fudge.

 

(While I was there, I also stocked up on some favorite teas, spiced rice (their own blend) and condiments.)

 

 

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text 2019-08-19 17:46
Pre-party Part 2: Bring on the Horror - Favourite Horror Reads and how scary thet are
It - Stephen King
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov,Craig Raine
Misery - Stephen King
Ponies - Kij Johnson

I like my horror reads to be absolutely chilling and of the mind-fuck variety, so I'd say very scary for any title here.

 

It - Stephen King : Beyond how inherently scary a concept a boggart is, and one written by King at that, what terrified me in this book is the truth of how helpless children are against adults, their power and their belief in other adults. It's always that scene where Bev is running from her not-dad, and no adult even stopping, because it rings so creepily real.

 

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov : I don't get why anyone would mistake this one for a romance. Ever. That's the ickiest, most compelling and therefore scariest, unreliable narrator of literature. Real horror.

 

Misery - Stephen King : This one gave me palpitations. It gets violent and there are lasting consequences.

 

Ponies - Kij Johnson : Maybe horror is not the genre one would put it, but this little does cause horror. I never read it again, but I still feel like crying when I remember it.

 

 

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text 2019-08-19 12:50
@LA: Thank you so much -- it's beautiful! (As well as perfect for Halloween ...)

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text 2019-08-18 20:11
Trying to decide on Bingo markers - updated

Update - For the second monster set, I was trying to pick some faces with expressions that would go with a star rating, but here's the full icon set - do y'all think any of them would be a better match with the star ratings, maybe to move the zombie up to a star rating that would get used more, like a 3 star?

 

I've been using the pumpkin markers for a couple of years and am really fond of them, but I'm thinking of trying something new. Here are my original pumpkins and two versions of monster markers. I'm not sure I like either of the monsters better than my pumpkins. I could maybe try just altering the color scheme on the pumpkins. Thoughts? Preferences? 

 

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