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2010-11-01 16:44:57
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Haunted House 2010!

All over ET we have wonderful contests for the Halloween (Samhain) spirit! There are costume making, poems, stories, drawings and so on...but I don't see any haunted house wikis...

So here we are! This contest is open to all, just follow the rules and we will vote via poll.

I want to have haunted house photos! No manipulations, drawings or paintings please. I want to see what you've done to your house for the holiday!

<img10*0:>I shouldn't have to say not to steal houses. But just to be sure, take at least one picture of your house as is and one with a blanket in it. You can enter a picture of your house (or a collage) as a whole, one room or however you wish.

I'll divvy the polls into the categories of:

*most creative
*best creepy
*best gore
*the cutest
*trick-or-treat friendliest

So no need to go spend thousands of dollars on your house's decor ~ or to kill somebody so you have real props. Remember that some trick-or-treaters are experiencing Halloween for the first time, so don't scare them to the point that they become agoraphobic (somebody who lives near me made two little girls cry until they wetted themselves despite everybody telling him to stop and we all wanted to kill him. The girls were no older than 5 or 6...)!

But, a little gore, a few skeletons, a motion sensor prop, a fog machine, you in costume and a creepy sounds CD would do nicely.

<img10*0:>No soliciting votes. That's just sad.

<img10*0:>Folow the theme or be removed and disqualified.

<img10*0:>You can take multiple pictures of your house/apartment/shack/cardboard box etc and enter them under the same entry or you can opt to link a wiki page with the pictures on them. You can be in the picture(s) but it is not required (but I think it's more fun to dress up when you pass out candy), you don't have to be the photographer (ie your husband/daughter/neighbor/lawyer/real estate agent/dog can take the pictures since you can't really prove photographer anyhow).

<img10*0:>Deadline is November 2nd!

<img10*0:>The photos should be uploaded to ET so we don't get any broken links.

<img10*0:> I see no problem with collaborations.

<img10*0:>Follow this format:
# [your_username]
"title"--something more than "haunted house" please
<img:..> or link
A description of what you did if you wish

1. [wicked fae mage]
"wicked fae mage's trick-or-treat setting"
wicked fae trickortreat house
This was just a bunch of fun decorations put up and a glimpse of my conspirators in costume.

2. [moira hawthorne]
Spooky Samhain
Halloween/Samhain 2010
WIP.. hopefully Ill have enough done by Nov2 to be voted on
Enter My Haunt House
my Munch The Scream JoL
my small hommage to Munch's The Scream as a Jack o Lattern
looks all glowy in reallife... better than the photos shows
Edward Munch’s “The Scream”
Carved Hubbard gourd & photo © moira hawthorne 2010


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2010-09-25 [Ravendust]: yep, college

2010-09-25 [~Crimson Angel~]: I want to go, but I can't afford it.

2010-09-25 [Ravendust]: apply for grants, I know loans are an iffy thing, don't want to wind up in debt... But there are grants and scholarships out there... I'm sure you could find something :)

2010-09-26 [wicked fae mage]: Well, going for roughly 4 years, you will be about 20k in debt in the USA, allowing grants and scholarships to pay for the rest of it, but if you do well, an entry level job will be more than enough to save up money during the 6 month grace period.

Plus, you'll feel better about yourself, I'm sure, once you do something besides sit around all day (not saying anybody else does this, it's what I did, thus it is my example).

2010-09-26 [~Crimson Angel~]: Yeah, it's what I do. -_-

2010-09-26 [wicked fae mage]: Well, you can go. 6 month grace period after you graduate means you don't have to start paying back debts immediately, so now a days it is possible to go to college

2010-09-27 [~Crimson Angel~]: That's cool.

2010-09-27 [wicked fae mage]: Yup *continues encouraging*

2010-09-27 [~Crimson Angel~]: Heehee.

2010-10-05 [wicked fae mage]: Just commenting to make sure nobody forgets about the wiki/contest! It's a bit of a spoiler, but I think I'll post a few pics of myself and my crew in costume throughout the month just to keep spirits high for Halloween!

2010-10-30 [Nioniel]: looks like a neat contest, but sadly, I don't decorate my house for any holiday. :(

2010-10-30 [wicked fae mage]: I usually don't either. But I figured the occasion of my favorite holiday might be reason to change that.

2010-11-01 [wicked fae mage]: Awesome, Moira!

2010-11-01 [moira hawthorne]: 5 pumpkins... and about a months worth of decorating for one night... its my pirates skulleys ghosts spiders themed haunted house

2010-11-01 [moira hawthorne]: looks better in real life b/c my camera isnt up to the task of night photograghy

2010-11-01 [wicked fae mage]: mine doesn't do well at night either

2010-11-06 [wicked fae mage]: Go to college or post pics. :D

In this case, or means and. I love logical propositions.

2010-11-08 [wicked fae mage]: Hmm...I suppose extending it wouldn't make a difference... :(

2010-11-09 [~Crimson Angel~]: I have a camera that takes night vision pics!

2010-11-09 [wicked fae mage]: Awesome :)

2010-11-09 [~Crimson Angel~]: Yeah, it's cool.

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