Cartoon Hangover Shorts Perfect for Halloween

1. Chainsaw Richard

In a world with adults, children and ghosts, one child wants to see a movie with chainsaws! But the tickets are too expensive! Oooh! The scariest part is whether the protagonist is a girl or a boy.

2. Blackford Manor

A maid enters a manor where the master is unknown and the other occupants are suspicious. The colour palette, music and voices really lend to the mystery here.

3. Dead End

A ghost from the Internet! It’s a spooky story for the 21st century!

Till next time!

cumuloq <3

Scott McCall: A Hound of God

Those that men call Werewolves or Lycanthropes call themselves the Hounds of God, as they claim their transformation is a gift from their creator, and they repay the gift with their tenacity, for they will pursue an evildoer to the very gates of Hell. – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I came across this quote while reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and thought that it was incredibly applicable to Scott McCall from Teen Wolf. Recently I finished watching (again) season 4 of Teen Wolf. Since it was Halloween, I thought I’d share it.

There are three particular things that I like about this quote. Firstly, the part where “they claim their transformation is a gift” which is something Derek and Scott have stated themselves. The second part is that they will “pursue an evildoer to the very gates of Hell”, which is something Scott and his pack does, i.e. protect the innocent rather than to protect specifically humans or supernaturals – they protect anyone who’s life is threatened.

Werewolf-Help

The last part is that I like is that they “pursue an evildoer” – they do not kill, they do not end their life, necessarily, but they chase after them, they ensure that those people do not cause harm.

Plus, again, perfect gifs for Halloween.

Till next time,

cumuloq <3

Poem: dressed up as a pirate on Halloween

6 inklings - saturday

there were boardwalks
across the plank
a plunge in icy water
pops in the summer heat
she was incomplete without him
hooked against his arm
candy canes in December
and fireworks in July
tied up in the dank cellar
the creaking and hollowed wails of
ghosts in October
pumpkin pie
rated R movies in the dark of night
she clung close to his skin
softly asking for parley
he opened the treasure chest
the dead casket
and with one aching grasp
stole her breath away

- cumuloq <3

Everyone Should Watch This Short Film: “I Ship It”

5 tgfyv - friday

As far as romantic comedies go, this one was quirky, geeky and down-to-earth. Plus, it has Joey Richter, which is a bonus. And, might I add, it still fits with the Halloween theme due to the Harry Potter (witches and wizards) references. :)

- Cumuloq <3

Words for Autumn Poems or Stories

Autumn Semantic Map

For those who want a semantic mapping of all words related to autumn, either for your poem or a blog post or a story, I share with you my Wordle, i.e. Word Cloud!

I took some time to collate a couple words related to Autumn that might inspire you to write something about this season. What I’ve learnt from my Creative Writing classes is that semantic mapping can help create a bigger picture of something without necessarily saying the word.

As humans, we have created huge word banks in our minds with multiple connections in between them. Therefore, if I just say “pumpkin” you might think of “Autumn” even though pumpkins may not naturally connote the meaning of Autumn. This is similar for any of the words I present in the picture above.

So go ahead and feel free to use and share this around. Plus, it’s a bonus that Wordle happened to shape it to look a bit like a leaf. :)

Till next time,

Cumuloq <3