Hey all. I feel yucky today. So why not write a blog post? Yay!
I have oh so many things to talk about, but first, here’s a video of a timeless song that I’ve had stuck in my head all day. Just for fun.
Now, onto some real business.
I’ve got two more posts to write regarding this project as I wrap it up. I really enjoyed this project and getting to work with so many amazing bloggers. I’ll talk more about it in the other posts, but I’d just like to make another PSA that I will still accept your story if you said you were interested! (Since there are a couple people who said they would like to participate but perhaps became too busy to submit it)
What? Valourbörn has a Facebook page? She sure does! I never use it though, heheh. BUT I’d like to start using it more often since I’ll probably be posting less during school months, so at least then I can pop in quickly and share something silly or random or mildly adventure-related. If it so pleases you, you can give the page a like here and be entertained by my random nonsense. (I just realized the cover pic and icon are still the old red colour scheme… better fix that! :P)
This is kind of related to the Your Story project, since it was this that inspired me to do it, but how do you guys feel about joining a mailing list? It would be a way for me to collaborate and get feedback from you for upcoming or past events on Valourbörn. So for example, if I were to do the Your Story project again, I would send out an email calling for guest bloggers. And then, after the event, I could send out an email asking what you liked about it and looking for suggestions on how I might improve future events. I’m still undecided on this—feel free to let me know what you think!
Dun dun dunnnnn! So last year I did Villain Awareness Month, where I pitted several notoriously evil villains against each other in a showdown, whilst also publishing some Halloween facts or villain how-to posts in between. I had a lot of fun with that, I honestly did, and I’d love to do Villain Awareness Month again, but I would have to make some changes. The thing is, in order to make the Villain Showdowns more fun and accessible, I needed to do a lot of research on villains I didn’t know very well (which was most of them) but who are more well-known to the general public. The research was interesting, but I honestly had no time to do it, which made it stressful and less enjoyable for me. Soooooo I need to think of something different. This is where I get stuck.
I’m not so sure I want to do a showdown-type event again, since it was sometimes hard to get enough votes to break a tie. But I liked profiling the villains and showcasing their different styles of evil, as well as the dynamic personalities the baddies can have. So do I create new villains, or sit my butt down and do more research, or do I pass the responsibility over to the public? I have to consider that midterms are in October as well (curse you, midterms! *shakes fist angrily*). I am honestly stumped. I would love to hear any ideas you have on the subject!
But I also want to write about the other aspects of Halloween, just like last year—the traditions, the beautiful fall scenery, the eerie feel of magic hanging in the air, and so on. Plus, I actually want to try out some recipes this year, since I never got to last time. I saw one recipe for caramel-covered pears that looks particularly delicious and am thinking I might brave the kitchen quite a lot this autumn.
And since I know that Halloween is celebrated in such different ways in different countries, I think it would be cool to address that aspect of it and compare all the traditions and lore. Perhaps another opportunity to collaborate with you, hm?
Oh, and this one is important: I don’t know what I’m going to carve on my pumpkin OR what costume I’m going to wear this year! I’ve been racking my brains trying to come up with something good but have so far been unsuccessful, agh!
So I suppose I’ve left you with a lot of questions to answer! Valourbörn has a Facebook page? Mailing list: yea or nay? What parts of Villain Awareness Month would you like to see return? Any ideas or suggestions? What other Halloween things interest you? Halloween collaboration? What should I carve on my pumpkin? What costume should I wear?
So many questions! If you have even one answer, I will be very grateful. As you can see, I have so very much to think about :P
Aaaaaaanyways, I suppose I should be off. Let me know what you’re thinking :)
Are you looking forward to October?
May you somehow find answers for all of the questions you may come to ask (or be asked).