Drawing made by: me
Made with: pencil
Date: October 31, 2015
Happy Halloween everyone! This Is Halloween has always been one of my favorite Halloween songs ever and I love the cover by Marilyn Manson, so I figured it would be fitting to share it with you today!
Artist: Marilyn Manson
Album: Nightmare Revisited
Released: September 30, 2008
Genre: soundtrack, rock
Writers: Danny Elfman
Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This our town of Halloween
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It’s our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween
Since Halloween is only two days away – and since I absolutely love it even though we don’t celebrate it here 😦 – I decided that this week’s Top 5 Thursday had to be something Halloweenish (yes, I just invented a word). And what’s more Halloweenish than scary stuff? Nothing. Since, apart from being obsessed with Halloween, I’m also a horror junky – I love horror movies and books in general – I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with the books for this blog post. And I actually had to include six instead of five books in this because they were too good to leave out. So, without further ado, here they are!
Goodreads synopsis: Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat—a girl who sees the auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she has trained since childhood to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual: the corporeal undead go down by the bullet, the spiritual undead by the lens. With an analog SLR camera as her best weapon, Micheline exorcises ghosts by capturing their spiritual energy on film. She’s aided by her crew: Oliver, a techno-whiz and the boy who developed her camera’s technology; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy Micheline has known and loved forever.
When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. As the ghostly chains spread through their bodies, Micheline learns that if she doesn’t exorcise her entity in seven days or less, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she’s faced before . . . or die trying.
Lock, stock, and lens, she’s in for one hell of a week.
My thoughts: This one has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I bought this book on a whim because I found it on sale at my local bookstore and it was the hardcover edition too, so I thought why not? But I didn’t really have the intention to read it at the time until I actually started reading it and found it really really interesting. I wouldn’t exactly call it a horror story but it is a creepy book since it is practically about ghost hunting. I only managed to read until the hundredth or so page of this book, mainly because I was in a horrible reading slump at the time and wasn’t really in the mood for something like this. But I really enjoyed those hundred pages and I found Micheline an extremely interesting and badass character so I will be picking this up again as soon as possible because I really, really want to finish it. And also that cover! it’s so creepy isn’t it? I wouldn’t want to wake up in the middle of the night and see it staring back at me.
I finished Scarlet yesterday and absolutely loved it! I’ve always been fascinated by the universe Marissa Meyer has created and the way she has managed to turn some of my favorite classical fairy tales into some of the most amazing young adult stories I’ve ever read, so today’s theme wasn’t that hard to choose.
Lunars are a major part of Marissa Meyer’s young adult fairy tale retellings, therefore the name of the series “The Lunar Chronicles”. Lunars are the genetically mutated humans that live on the moon, known as Luna, that can manipulate the bioelectricity of humans to make them do whatever they want, called “glamour.” They can also make illusions, for example Queen Levana making people see her with no imperfections. However, the drawback is that glamour does not work on mirrors and androids. In special cases, a mutation of the gene causes some Lunars to be born without it; these people are commonly called “shells.”
According to history, Cyprus Blackburn, the first king of Luna, had his DNA damaged as a child from prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation from cosmic rays. This DNA damage developed into what is known as the Lunar gene, enabling him to output and control bioelectricity to implant thoughts into other people’s heads. Blackburn later uses this power to turn the Republic of Luna into a monarchy, crowning himself as king.
Artist: Linkin Park
Album: Minutes To Midnight
Released: April 2, 2007
Genre: alternative rock, hard rock
Writers: Linkin Park
In this farewell
There’s no blood
There’s no alibi
‘Cause I’ve drawn regret
From the truth
Of a thousand lies
So let mercy come
And wash away
What I’ve done
I’ll face myself
To cross out what I’ve become
And let go of what I’ve done