Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Plan '11 for Hallowe'en, pt. 2

Well... sort of.

I must apologize to my faithful followers, all of you wonderful Autumn Folk who frequent this homely house.

I have been so stupidly busy with work and other commitments that I haven't been a very good pubkeep.

The thing is, this is the first Autumn in a long, long time that has me working morning and night, and it does not leave me much time for updating and picture-taking and all the fun things I've usually done this time of year here at the ol' S&P.

Now, this does not mean I am not working on things -- oh no, Hallowe'en is definitely in the making here...

I am building and designing and deciding and digging and gluing and bending and painting and generally being the madman I tend to be for Hallowe'en...

... but this year it's all coming quite a bit later than usual, and I find myself more than a little concerned that I have let too much time go by to really give it all my all.

I don't have any worries that I'll miss Hallowe'en -- that will simply never, never happen -- but I got taken out of my usual game this Summer and things will be a little more old school, a little less savvy, but surely a bit more analog... and perhaps, simply, a bit more fun.

A bit more Ed, I guess I can say.

We're working on it.

It won't be a new animatronic figure, but what the hell -- I have pirates, a skeleton band, a raven, a Great Pumpkin and an Uncle Forry -- who's going to gripe?

Back to basics, back to fun, back to making magic whenever, wherever, however we can, right?

Don't worry... the monsters will arrive on Lone Pine this year...

They always do.



  1. I'm with ya, man! I wanted to do a few new tombstones but just might not have the time...

    Being responsible is overrated.

  2. Totally overrated. Then again, work means I can sometimes support my fellow Hallowe'en artists by purchasing a few amazing creations, right?

    I appreciate the commiseration, Shell!

  3. We must offer sacrifices to the Time Being so we may have MORE TIME--there's never enough!

    (Who's the Time Being? He's the dark entity who we always leave things for: "Oh, come on--just leave that for the time being.")

  4. AH yes, the Time Being... dark, deadly little b%^$*rd.