I find it fairly funny when I tell people that I have a blog now, they say 'YES! Finally, we've been saying it for years!' but when I then tell them the name, they get this look of confusion.
"Eh? Skulls and Pumpkins? That might be 'descriptive' but it sure isn't very clever or unique..."
Correction only slightly allays their concern.
"You are trying to run an online pub?" (Not kidding, I got this one this past week from someone young/tech savvy enough to know better).
I just wanted a cool name.
I like pubs.
I love skulls and pumpkins.
It's that simple.
I dig the idea of a little public house dedicated to the spookier things in my life, celebrating Hallowe'en and horror with family, friends and passersby needing a quick shot of Autumn -- the kind of place I wish I could discover on some chilled evening, along some old, stone-paved road.
So I add my own creations, and oftentimes (by permission or default) the creations of others.
If there was a pub in Hallowe'entown, or beside the Haunted Mansion, or on the block around the corner from the Addamses; if the October family of myriad Ray Bradbury stories had a regular watering hole (beer, blood, it's all good); if there was a tavern in the neighborhood beyond Linus' very sincere pumpkin patch; if all my favorite monsters had an after hours hangout...
...I would want it to be like this.
Well, real and made of stone and wood, etc., but you get the idea.
So send me pics. Tell me stories, set down and get into it, let's shoot the breeze about
all things All Hallow's.