October 31st, 2005


Happy Halloween!

Happy birthday to nukewolf and rafaela!

Hello to new reader gardenfey!

Exhaustion + nausea, but that's it for now.

Costume, or lack thereof
In the "Why did I not see this coming?" department... the Jedi costume? That mightywombat made for me? Back when we were dating? In 2002? Is, of course, way too big on me. Seeing as I weighed 40+ more then. *headslap* Ditto Trek-chick. So. I am costumeless. Ah well.

Jeramie and Alanna
Over the weekend, I posted two versions of their portrait by the incredibly talented m0usegrrl: in black and white, and then in color. :)

The prologue to my NaNoWriMo will be Alanna's side of the first half of this scene (very spoilery for the end of Act Two).

Warning to those who intend the NaNo to be their first Shayara experience - the NaNo is bass-ackwards! Basically, I'm taking the entire series and looking at it from the POV of the bad guys. You're supposed to hate, fear, and despise Alanna. In the NaNo... well, you'll at least have sympathy, because you'll know how she *got* that way.

Songs listened to in the car
"This is Halloween", two versions of "Tam Lin" (Steeleye Span and Tempest), and "Everyday (is Halloween)" by Ministry. :)

Adam just brought me another stufftie for the Shadesong Home for Species Dysphoria: A bear dressed as a cat. Avec pumpkin trick-or-treat bag. *bounce*
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Tam Lin - They Fight Crime!

O I forbid you, maidens a'/That wear gowd on your hair...

If you know me at all, you know my obsession with Tam Lin. And why am I posting about this today? Because it's the ultimate Halloween ballad.

Really abbreviated version: Rebellious blonde named Janet defies father, gets pregnant by Tam Lin, who, oops! happens to be a captive of the Faeie Queen and slated to be a tithe to hell. Janet must rescue him on Halloween. Which she does, really pissing off the Faerie Queen in the process.

(placesyouhaunt is, in part, about the repercussions of a modern Janet failing.)

But. So much more.

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That's taken from tamnonlinear's fabulous site Tam-Lin.Org, which also has tons of other versions. The variations are fascinating. (tamnonlinear also made this fabulous icon!)

I'll post some YouSendIt links later today to the Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, and Tempest versions - the only ones I currently have on CD/mp3. If you have other versions, I'd love them!

And also later, I'm due to muse about why I'm writing PYH in the first place, and how Layne reminds me of Tam Lin.
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Elayna! - Karlita

All Your Candy Are Belong To Us


Two hours in the freezing cold. All over the neighborhood. Result: A kittycat-head - and about half of a king-size pillowcase - full of candy.

So. Much. Candy.

So much fun, too. :)

Pictures of our rockin' jack-o-lanterns and of Elayna in her devil costume will be posted, um, soonish.

Speak of the devil - the funniest moment of the evening was just now. Elayna's taken over candy-distribution duties now that she's home. She handed out candy to a cowboy (about 6) and an angel (about 3 or 4).

The angel looked at my demonically-clad daughter and solemnly and politely said "Thank you, cousin."