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First Day of Halloween

It's the first day of Halloween month, the most important holiday of the year for my people, i.e. people who like Halloween a lot.

We won't be doing are usual destroy-the-house decoration frenzy this year, because I'm going to World Fantasy, which the weekend of the 28-31, and I won't be back until Halloween night. Since we won't be doing a party, we'll probably just do the outside decorations for the trick-or-treaters.

Past Halloween picture galleries here and here.

And eldritchhobbit is doing her month of Halloween posts starting here


Alma Alexander posted this link on twitter: Terry Pratchett: 'I'm open to joy. But I'm also more cynical' Discworld's creator on his new novel, living with Alzheimer's – and why he should be allowed to decide when to end it all

"I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff," says Pratchett. "That's the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – 'unhappy is the family that contains an author'?"

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I'm one of your people! :)

Thanks for the lovely shout out. I've always enjoyed the pictures of your wonderfully decorated home. The trick or treaters must love it!

Thanks! We don't get as many trick or treaters as we'd like, since we live in a cul-de-sac and it's hard to lure the kids down here. Our neighbors don't decorate, so we have to do a lot to attract attention.

But the quote implies that the having of an author creates unhappiness, but the context of the quote implies that unhappiness creates the author.

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