|The Pumpkin Shell|
I started updating the IE Halloween Toolbar. There are a few new features that I intend on adding such as the ability to search multiple search engines/sites from the toolbar. A couple of other features I do not want to mention yet as I am still working out the bugs.
Go ahead and install the IE Halloween Toolbar and it will automatically update once the new features are available.
3:26 PM - 4/28/2006
1:44 PM - 4/21/2006
Recently updated blogcrypt.com with new and improved features such as:
10:21 PM - 4/16/2006
HalloweenShopper.com has now been officially launched. This site will enable consumers to search the database of multiple stores to find a costume, prop or other Halloween/Horror oriented product.
Check it out http://www.HalloweenShopper.com
4:24 PM - 3/26/2006
Horray! I finished the conversion of the CavernsOfBlood.com forum. http://www.cavernsofblood.com/forum/
The old script was fine for a small forum, but was just not keeping up.
There are MANY new features in our forum. Make sure that you explore and make the most of it.
4:21 PM - 3/26/2006
CavernsOfBlood.com is my horror oriented site. I will be soon upgrade the forum to a much better script in order to really make that forum kick-butt!! The database conversion is the trickiest part about it.
11:20 PM - 3/19/2006
I am planning on launching HalloweenShopper.com in a few days. There are some final touches before launch. More features will be added in time. You can read previous entries in this blog for more info.
11:19 PM - 3/19/2006
I moved http://www.costumemagazine.com from an ASP/Windows server to a linux server. The growth potential was limited. Right now the site has ideas for costumes and where to purchase costumes. Hopefully will get a chance to greatly enhance this site later in the season. I would be happy to accept submssions of content for the site.
11:17 PM - 3/19/2006
Still working hard on HalloweenShopper.com
Getting some bugs worked out and hope to launch pretty soon.
I have been busy moving sites to new servers and preparing for the season. This IS going to be the best Halloween season yet!
5:35 PM - 3/9/2006
Announcing the beta-launch of HalloweenShopper.com.
2:15 PM - 2/22/2006
I rel-launched HalloweenNews.com. HalloweenNews.com began providing relevant news in 2002.
2:13 PM - 2/22/2006
It is time! I have started working hard on the network of sites for Halloween 2006. All kinds of big changes.
Changed to a new banner/text ad system. Added a server, migrated some sites from Windows to Linux (still a bunch more to do).
I just made 2006 advertising packages available at http://www.HalloweenAdvertising.com
I am currently working on CavernsOfBlood.com. Going to do some major changes and additions for the season.
2006 is going to be a great year!
10:09 AM - 2/10/2006
Well, since I've seen DeathTouch getting so much stuff done already I've decided to at least get some things into the planning stage. I have been inspired by some stuff I've seen him do and antoher haunter here in NH. We have a few somewhat major projects to get going on, new pirate ship area, new UFO, additional walls for the castle, the ever elusive "Pepper's Ghost" and a dragon prop to beat all dragon props this side of Universial Studios...
I have a good idea about most of these and I will start work on them as soon as I can, I will have to in order to actually have any for Halloween 2006. I will keep you all updated as to the progress, or lack there of...and will definaltey have photos as I go along...
2:40 PM - 2/8/2006
Finally had a chance to get this done, only a couple months late....lol!
Our Pirates will be getting a new ship for next year, I hope.
The guy was hanging arounf deep in the woods...
We added a bridge over our stream this year, we may have spilled some
bad stuff in there, not quite sure where the glow came from...
Our hall of doors, we had some surprises in and around these this year...
The graveyard out front, the Headless Horseman keeps an eye on the place...
The electric chair, this will get some upgrades for next year...
The "a frame" creature, he needs some real help for 2006, his eyes are about
the only thing that'll stay the same...
Julia's Banshee, he kept our guests on the right path deep in the woods...
The Badseed, he'll go back to a "live" gag in 2006, he just stood there this year...
10:45 AM - 12/14/2005
I'm so late posting this but here goes. We had around 250 or so people come through our haunt over two nights, more or less the same as last year. We raised about $145.00 for breast cancer research, not much but it's better than nothing. We had a ton of people say they couldn't wait for us to run the haunt, said they'd been last year and will be back next year too. It's great to hear that people like what we're doing. We had a lot of help this year getting setup and running the haunt, that helped a ton! Wasn't nearly as crazy getting ready for guests as last year was, hopefully it's even easier next year.
We extended the haunted woods further into the back yard. The new path went out over a little stream that runs through our property. My cousin and I built a bridge over it and most guests loved it, some turned around and didn't go any further...LOL! We have a ton of plans for new gags for next year and have a few new people interested in helping out. With any amount of luck Fitzy's Fright Fest 4 will be bigger and badder...
I will post pictures very soon...
11:25 AM - 11/29/2005
My Barfing Bucky fountain - sadly, I'd already disassembled it when I realized the pic hadn't come out - but you get the idea - an odd mauve colored liquid came out of his mouth and there was fog from dry ice in the punch! LOL
Below is my sis in her Annuhaphserat costume. This is a cat goddess character she made up for her gaming. She takes her costumes seriously, can ya tell? LOL
PICS REMOVED FOR BETTER VIEWING. lol
8:35 PM - 11/15/2005
As promised - the party pics. Some didn't come out too well. This would be my model of your namesake HH! LOL Like him? LOL
AGAIN - I REMOVED THE PICS BECAUSE THEY WERE SO HUGE. I'LL DO BETTER NEXT TIME. lol
A few of the deocrations - sorry there aren't more. I'll add pics of some of the guests shortly. LOL
8:27 PM - 11/15/2005
Okay, am I the only one suffering from postparty depression? LOL It's so sad to have to pack all the decorations away for a whole year! Then again - I have to remember that it's about time for me to pull out the Christmas decorations as well. So, this time of year I'm really just swapping out decorations for the rest of the year! LOL I host a cookie swap every year the first Sunday in December so I must have my decorations up and my cookies done by that time. Baking and cooking (I feed the ladies as well) all day on Saturday will certainly leave no time for decorating. So that must be done even earlier. We have Thanksgiving dinner at our house each year so I usually have the tree up and at least the lights on it for Thanksgiving. I generally have my garlands all up as well. Sssshhhhhhh - don't tell anyone but, I love the upcoming holidays even more than Halloween! Keep that close to the vest though, okay? If you're interested in hosting your own cookie swap and would like some ideas - just yell at me and I'll be happy to help out as best I can. Everybody have a great weekend and I promise - I'll post the pics soon. Really. LOL
10:51 AM - 11/4/2005
Well, I'm not sure about you guys, but I've looked at my mug quite enough for now! LOL I've tried my best and between family stuff and hurricanes - I haven't met my goals but will be working through the winter on some swell stuff for next year! I did get my fountain, fencing, and my batcave and good scarecrow gone bad action done this year. I'll get the rest done this week or this winter. I hope to have many more haunting years in me! LOL Again, I thank all those who've contributed your knowledge and encouragement! You're the best! I'll get some pics posted after the party - perhaps while I'm recouping on Sunday. LOL Not sure if I'll have any time to post again between now and then - but - we shall see.
1:24 PM - 10/24/2005
Well, here I am in all my glory - you asked for pics - now ya gotta deal with it! LOL This is my costume for this year - I am HallowQueen! LOL Like my one and only faithful subject? It doesn't pay to mess with the HQ! Muhuwhahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
7:31 PM - 10/17/2005
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