‘NetNet: secret dungeon, Victorian cemetery, “giant” crab-monster, true ghost story with pic, horror / dark fiction writer & reader, and Flowers in the Attic.Posted: January 11, 2014 | Author: Renae Rude - The Paranormalist | Filed under: *Macabre Media, Books & Authors, Ghosts & Hauntings, Guest Posts & Reblogs, NetNet | Tags: bee keeping, crab, dark fiction, Flowers in the Attic, Ghosts & Hauntings, haunt, horror movies, horror reader, horror writer, paranormal, Renae Rude, secret dungeon, short films, The Paranormalist, true ghost story, Victorian cemetery |10 Comments
EXPLORE A SECRET DUNGEON
One of my most frequent dream themes is finding a previously undiscovered room (or rooms) in the house where I live. I can’t vouch that the following story is true, but it’s SO cool if it is. Read: This Guy Moved Into a New Apartment Only to Find Something Weird Yet Amazing… (It’s really one big picture on a meme site, so I can’t share a peek.) Click though. It’s sorta awesome.
LEARN ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN-ERA CEMETERY & ITS BEES
I love that Deborah DeLong, keeper of the Romancing the Bee blog, often connects gardening and beekeeping with darker, but still beautiful, things. Read: Spring Grove Cemetery – The Victorian Way of Death.
WATCH AN ACCIDENTAL / NATURAL HORROR SHORT FILM
I am reminded of every giant-monster movie I’ve ever seen.
READ A TRUE GHOST STORY, COMPLETE WITH PHOTO!
Here’s a real friend of a friend story: Matthew Alan Bennett has this neighbor, see … oh just go read: Paranormal Wednesday – girl in the window.
HORROR WRITER, MEET READER
Emily Einolander writes about beer and movies over at Craft Fear. This essay about what she gets out of horror caught my eye. Read, Why Just Eat Chicken When You Can Be One?
HORROR DARK FICTION WRITER
Joanna Parypinski just made a subtle change to her blog header info; she changed the tagline to read “author of dark fiction” instead of “author of horror fiction.” I found the thoughts that led her to make the change interesting … and familiar. I’ve been thinking along the same lines myself since the new year came on. Read: Why I Write Dark Fiction.
REMINISCE ABOUT A NOVEL YOU PROBABLY READ BEFORE YOU SHOULD HAVE
Scoobyclue took me back to the days of my early adolescence with her piece on the wonderful/terrible Flowers in the Attic. Read: Back to the Attic. Then tell me, how old were you when you read it? (And did any of you “boys” ever read it?)
START A NEW HOBBY: PARTICIPATE IN #HAUNTEDPHOTOAWEEK
I know. It’s a shameless plug for my own project. But it’s gonna be so much fun! Keep an eye out for creepy / eerie photo ops; play with photo editors (if you like.) Then bring the results to one of the galleries. Click the pic for more info.
PS: Thanks, Tim Prasil, for this beauty – the first official submission to #hauntedphotoaweek:
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.
Never read Flowers in the Attic. Should I?
What I did read when I was a kid was The House with a Clock in its Walls. Frickin’ awesome. And terrifying, at least for a kid.
I’ll try to get a picture or two for your photo dealy. It’s a great idea, but I’m chronically distracted. I also have a bad case of having a camera that is too good for my limited (read: zero) knowledge of photography.
Oh, probably not. It’s pretty terrible. Part of the right of passage for certain girls in a certain decade.
The John Bellairs books look fantastic. (And completely appropriate for the age we’re talking about here.) I’ve never read one, but I’m betting I’d like them. I might check the library … there’s something really appealing about occasionally reading some old-school middle-school fiction.
Yes, by all means, bring me creepy pictures 🙂 If you have a cell, Instagram is fun and extremely low stress. No settings, just a set of filters to apply after the fact, if you want to. You can crop. That’s about it though. Much more snap-shot-y.
Love the dungeon! Sooooo cool! And I was probably about 12 or 13 when I started reading V.C. Andrews….then my mom found out and put a stop to that, lol.
My mom was oblivious to my reading choices, TG. (She did take her copy of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex away from me when I was 10-11, though.)
I read Flowers In The Attic. I was so drawn in by the story, I went on to read Petals In The Wind. That’s where things went downhill. I had no interest continuing beyond that.
Off to read the true ghost story!
Ah, another guy who got sucked in (for a little while) too. My Ogre remembers reading at least FitA, but no further. I think my nephew/brother did too.
I think the first one was pretty compelling. Be glad you didn’t hang on longer … it got REALLY bad in later years, when V.C. Andrews was long dead, but the books kept coming.
I’ll admit: it was all about the forbidden sex. But once that aspect played out…yawn. 😉
Spring Grove looks beautiful. Old cemeteries are my favorite! Would love to visit it someday (and many, many more). Thanks for the mention! I never did read Flowers in the Attic…
You’re welcome, Joanna.
I recently found my first above-ground, private crypt, here in MN. (I think they are quite rare.) Such a lovely little building. This summer I hope to venture further into the cities, where the older, grander cemeteries — with their more elaborate monuments — are.
That’s so cool! You should definitely do a post about it if you go exploring. Would love to see pictures.