‘NetNet: WWII, mortality, teacher tribute, haunted cabin, dreams and fiction, ghost pic(s), and a nativity in abstract.Posted: December 7, 2013
LIVE THROUGH WORLD WAR II, VIA TWITTER OR FACEBOOK
Now this, THIS is a project!
“Updates from the Second World War, live from 1940. All posts from today’s date 72 years ago, at the time they happened.”
On Facebook. Or follow @RealTimeWWII
One recent tweet:
“More bloody shrapnel wounds than I ever saw in my life.” Nurses hurriedly give morphine, marking anesthetized with lipstick M on forehead.
ARE YOU AN FSM?
Jonathan Janz, author of has a thought-provoking article up in response to the recent death of actor, Paul Walker. But this piece is about more than that. I discovered I’m not the only FSM in the world. (And now I have a handy acronym for how I make my family crazy.) Do you think it’s a horror writer thing? Read: How Close We All Are.
To learn more about these titles, visit Jonathan’s website.
MEET VERNA MARIE OWEN (1895-1986) A LEXINGTON MISSOURI TEACHER
Speaking of thought-provoking – Patrick Keller has a post up about a teacher that served through five decades. (He makes a practice of finding out more about people who history might otherwise forget … which is such a cool thing to do.) Read the piece here.
VISIT A HAUNTED CABIN WITH A HORROR AUTHOR
CONSIDER HOW DREAMING FEEDS FICTION
Ray Yanek has a post up about how a recent dream is connected to recent events in his life, and how that may inspire his fiction.
SEE A POSSIBLE GHOST PICTURE (OR TWO)
Matthew A Bennett has a short post up called Hunting season – ghosts, that is… (an iffy ghost pic) He thinks, maybe he caught a glimpse of the Grey Lady in this shot:
I think it’s possible. But there’s another, different photograph over at his post that gave me a little chill. Perhaps it’s just pareidolia, but if that’s the Grey Lady, she’s lovely.
MAKE A MINIMALIST NATIVITY
I am fascinated with this:
That’s a little strange, coming from me, because I’m not usually drawn to abstract art, but this seems so … right. I’d want more animals – but that was always my favorite part of our nativities when I was growing up.
What colors would you use?
Find the simple instructions for creating one of your own at Curbly. How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set
There is no way I’m going to capture every great thing that happens in my personal web, let alone on the wider internet. The posts I feature here just happened to catch my eye. They resonated with me and whatever is going on in my life right now. And they are worth sharing.
So, Ryan Gosling is part of a “rock duo” called Dead Man’s Bones. They are strange and charming and weird and, yes, macabre – in an odd way.
This is a seven minute video.
When I vistited the website above, I couldn’t tell if it was broken or just artsy. (On September 19th, when I scheduled this post for an November publishing.) Just in case it makes no more sense for you in November than it does for me right now, let me give you a link to Dead Man’s Bones on Wikipedia.
NOTE: Because I’m a stickler for respecting copyright, anything posted here at the blog will be carefully vetted – I’ll only embed videos and sound clips posted to YouTube by the artist for sharing, or those being offered by the original artist from the artist’s home page. If you know of a cool, creepy, macabre or mysterious song, drop me a comment. I’m always looking for good stuff.