First, let me apologize for the site being bonkward for the past few days. During a site update the database was misplaced and we had to go hunt for it. Was a odd journey, but everything is now up and running.
Remember folks, Twitter can be your friend at the oddest of times. This time it saved my but and the site as well.
Hope you all continue to enjoy the site. Even though I have not posted much of late, I do maintain all of the site and create all the graphics and make most of the screen shots that you have enjoyed over the years.
This will fe a Samhain to remember, Halloween for all those that are not history buffs.
This year I decided to carve me a pumpkin and found out that it is not really hard to do if you just take your time. Sure there are many Pumpkin Carving Kits out there that you can use but they are not a necessity if you have some useful things laying around the house or workshop. If you are like me you have all sorts of stuff laying around that you can use. But with any project you need to have a plan and a direction to go in. Use the tools that you have available to you like the computer that you are using right now to look at this page. You can find lots of good ideas just from the things that you look at online. You could do a scary cat, a sad dog or anything that your imagination could think of as long as it can be reduced to a simple 2 color design. My inspiration came from games that I play online. Read more...(1209 words, 30 images, estimated 4:50 mins reading time)
Another great game for the Samhain holidays that will keep you guessing and running through the streets of 19-century Paris is the Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue Collector’s Edition. This is where we actually meet with Inspector C. Auguste Dupin for the first time, and he seems to be a rather eccentric, but charming character, but his puzzles are purely a test to be sure that you are able to keep up with his investigation techniques. Some of these puzzles can be difficult, but easily figured out if you apply some logic, and there are always hints available when you need them, if you don’t use too many too quickly. Dupin’s case will take us all over the city, searching for clues to the murder of Madame L’Espanaye and her daughter on the fictional street of Rue Morgue. It’s a grisly murder and a dark tale, but it keeps us guessing up till the end, as with most of Poe’s works. Read more...(302 words, 31 images, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Just in time for the best spooktacular holiday of the year we have Amelie’s Cafe: Halloween. Amelie is at it again trying to make sure that everyone is having a good time and that all her servings are going to be the best that there is to offer. In this rendition of her cafe we see everyone in cool costumes and Amelie herself in those short sexy skirts that she likes to wear. Anyone who has played any of the Amelie’s Cafe games knows exactly what I am talking about. If you don’t believe me just look at the screen shots or better yet try the game out for yourself. Read more...(612 words, 40 images, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
The film is full of cool looking special effects but the charm and wonder that we saw in the first three films are just not there in this film that takes us back to Halloweentown. Even though all the characters from the first three are mentioned you really don’t see all that much of them and don’t even see Sophie at all, just hear that she is dimension hopping with her grandmother Aggie or Agatha Cromwell as she is knowing in Halloweentown. The movie feels more forced without a normal flow that you would expect from a family movie even one that deals with magic and Halloween. Read more...(732 words, 77 images, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)