October, October

Holy crap, is it October already?! Absolutely wild. Guess I’d better get my act together.

But if it’s October, that means…

Ahhh yes, the most wonderful time of the year. Pumpkins and spices and ghosties and skeletons and sweaters and spoopy and witches and magic and yesss. And Villain Awareness Month, of course! Plus plenty of other shindigs here on Valourbörn to celebrate the pure joy that is October.

Are you ready? You better be, ’cause I’ve got a lot comin’ at ya so brace yourselves. Here’s a real quick run-down of some of the things I’ve got brewing for the month:

  • Villain Awareness Month activities
  • Witchcraft (recipes)
  • Who Wore It Better?
  • Costume chatter
  • Halloween around the world
  • Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere

We’ve got lots to do, lots to see, lots of candy and pumpkin-spice-everything to eat, and I am so friggin’ excited.

I shall be back very soon to begin the festivities, so I shall see you then. In the meantime:

What are you most looking forward to this October?

May your October be packed full of fun and spoopyness.


The Goreys: A Halloween Vlog

Ahh, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been busy studying hard for my math term test tomorrow! For those who are interested, I’ve finally learnt how to do fractional exponents without a calculator. And I’ve finally grasped all the log and ln rules… I didn’t even know what “ln” was till about a week ago.

Aaaanyways since I don’t have time for a proper post, here is a YouTube channel I found called “The Goreys” doing a video a day for the month of October! It seems pretty interesting. I’ve embedded the first one talking about Halloween lore, and a brilliant one about jack-o’-lanterns. I promise once I’ve finished passed my term test, I shall actually write a proper post. Until then, enjoy the videos :)


Coming Soon to Valourbörn: October 2013


I am huge on Halloween. I love everything about it–the pumpkin carving, costume making, haunted houses, pumpkin-flavoured foods, magic, spookiness, darkness, and villains.

Oh yeah, I love me a good villain.

Usually, Valourbörn is all about the heroes–the good they do and the inspiration they provide–but we can’t forget that they wouldn’t be heroes if they didn’t have villains to fight. And what better time to celebrate the hard work of these relentless villains? How about the month that is notorious for its themes of darkness and evil?

So this October, the villains will be taking over. It’ll be four weeks of the nastiest, cruelest, most diabolical fiends ever to fight a hero. It’ll include show-downs and voting, and also a few heart-wrenching tales of villainous tragedies that will make you appreciate the struggles villains must go through to make our beloved heroes look so good.

Now, I’m aware that not everyone appreciates villains quite as much as I do (this is for you, mom), so I’ll have plenty of other things for those less evilly inclined. Most of them will be Halloween or fall-oriented, because it is indeed my favourite time of year, but Language of the Small Folk and perhaps some stories of things going on in my life will still appear here and there, if that’s more your thing. Perhaps some fall photography too.

Here’s a run-down of all the things I plan to include this October:

  • Villain awareness–stories and competitions
  • Costume and pumpkin carving updates as Halloween approaches
  • Delicious kitchen spells (aka recipes, but they feel as complicated as magic to someone as culinarily-challenged as me)
  • Halloween lore–on customs and symbols
  • Fall photos of forest adventures
  • Monologues, schemes, and lairs
  • Henchmen how-tos

I might add in some spontaneous things that come to mind, but these are all things that I’d love to do during the month of October.

Are you enthusiastic about Halloween or fall too? If you have anything Halloween/fall-related, shoot me a link! I’d be glad to reblog it here. You can comment on Valourbörn directly or email me at valourborn@gmail.com, whichever you prefer.

Now, for tonight, I’m off to catch up on some sleep.

What are you most excited about this fall?

May you always hold enthusiasm for things yet to come and be filled with optimism for tomorrow.