Author: Bobaganush

Halloween by Robert Burns

Halloween Robert Burns Upon that night, when fairies light On Cassilis Downans dance, Or owre the lays, in splendid blaze, On sprightly coursers prance; Or for Colean the rout is ta’en, Beneath the moon’s pale beams; There, up the Cove, to stray an’ rove, Amang the rocks and streams To sport that night; Amang the bonie winding banks, Where Doon rins, wimplin, clear; Where Bruce ance rul’d the martial ranks, An’ shook his Carrick spear; Some merry, friendly, countra-folks Together did convene, To burn their nits, an’ pou their stocks, An’ haud their Halloween Fu’ blythe that night. The lasses feat, an’...

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! As you send your little ghouls and goblins out into the night tonight, be on the lookout for one thing. Future Rennies.

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Black Cats

Black Cat Should they or should they not cross your path? Due to the fact that it is almost Halloween I have decided to jump into the middle of some superstitions and some All-Hallows-Eve-Madness!  Obviously Halloween works with the whole Rennie milieu and many faires in the fall celebrate Halloween during their run. So let us begin with the black cat. You have all heard people tell you that bad luck will follow if a black cat crosses your path and of course, we all know that witches keep black cats as familiars, but where does this myth come from? Black...

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Jack-O-Lanterns

Jack-O-Lantern Used to be a carved Turnip… Really! Yup, the people of the British Isles started using carved turnips in the celebration of the nights of Samhain during the 19th century.  Obviously this is a little post Rennie but it is Halloween people and I think it is interesting. Truth be told they used beets as well and a veggie called the manglewurzel but I like the idea of people sitting turnips outside their house.  Here is where the Rennie stuff comes in, Samhain was a time when the fairies and spirits were said to be active.  Twig the...

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Zombies

Zombies Arrrrr…. Braaaains…. So, to keep the Halloween theme going, let’s talk about Zombies.  Of course, the fact that I have just burned through both the First and Second seasons of Walking Dead recently is certainly fueling my geeky love of the Zombie. Zombies.  They are certainly tied into the idea of Halloween.  Many an October 31st I have sat at my front door and watched as zombies slowly drag themselves by the house.  Of course, these walking undead are looking for candy more so than brains or human flesh to feast upon.  But here is where I get...

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