Hi y’all!

I’m kind of in between quests post at the moment and my contributors have been busy or without internet for the last couple days. So I thought I would give you all a little status report and some other fun stuff too!

First off, the webstore:

It’s still in the process of being filled with products. I have my friend Sam – “the bestie,” if you follow me on Facebook – working on some realistic style drawings. The cute chibi-style drawings are already posted in the store. Horse plushes will be posted at some point this coming week. I kindly ask that if you use this blog for help on a regular basis, help support the hosting fees and purchase something from the store. It is all greatly appreciated.

Coming up in November is the blog’s one year anniversary! I will be releasing a new layout then, but I first want to have a new banner ready. Instead of creating one myself, I thought I would leave it up to the readers to design one. More information will be posted about that in the next week. The contest will run for the last two weeks of the month, going in to November. (Also, November is National Novel Writing Month, “NaNoWriMo” and our contributor Amanda Daul participates every year. Maybe I can talk her into sharing some of her work then.)

Lastly, Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I thoroughly enjoy the whole month leading up to it. I love any excuse to wear a costume, and I have a dark sense of humor, I love haunted houses and scary, gory stuff like that. I’ve been pushing contributor Jake to work on his story more, so hopefully we will have more of it for the month! I’ve read a little farther ahead than what’s posted. It’s very creepy! XD

Just for kicks and giggles, I thought I would share my Halloween music playlist. My criteria was for songs with dark themes, or are intense, or just have a ‘Halloween feel’ to them. If you know of any songs that would be good to add to my playlist, feel free to share!

Maggie’s Halloween Playlist

  • North Part 2 – Afro Celt Sound System
  • Welcome to My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
  • Worlds Collide – Apocalyptica
  • Man or Animal – Audioslave
  • Your Time Has Come – Audioslave
  • Are You Ready? – Creed
  • Eh Hee – Dave Matthews
  • Halloween – Dave Matthews Band
  • The Stone – Dave Matthews Band
  • Hello Again – Dave Matthews Band
  • Overture – DeVotchKa (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • Kidnap the Sandy Claws – Korn (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • To the Rescue – Datarock (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • Oogie Boogie’s Song – Tiger Army (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • End Title – The Album Leaf (From “Nightmare Revisited,” the “Nightmare Before Christmas” tribute album)
  • Tikal – E.S. Posthumus
  • Nineveh – E.S. Posthumus
  • Menouthis – E.S. Posthumus
  • Pompeii – E.S. Posthumus
  • Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
  • Whisper – Evanescence
  • Heathen City – Fox Amoore
  • Pure Science – Fox Amoore
  • Tale of a Warewolf – Fox Amoore
  • Talking with Ghosts – Fox Amoore
  • Land of Confusion – Genesis
  • Grim Grinning Ghosts – Disney
  • Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  • The Kraken – Hans Zimmer (From “Pirates of the Carribbean”)
  • Devil Better Run – Here Come the Mummies
  • Come Alive – Here Come the Mummies
  • Believe (In Things You Cannot See) – Here Come the Mummies
  • Dolly Dagger – Jimi Hendrix
  • The Edge of the City – Mark Croft
  • Enter Sandman – Metallica
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson (No Halloween playlist is complete without it!)
  • Shout at the Devil – Mötley Crüe
  • “Creepy Carnival” – Star Stable Online (Open data files on computer to find .wav file, then export to iTunes, or other media player)
  • “Industrial Complex” – Star Stable Online(Open data files on computer to find .wav file, then export to iTunes, or other media player)
  • Undercover – Sub-level 03
  • Animal I Have Become – Three Days Grace
  • Get Out Alive – Three Days Grace
  • Requiem (The Fifth) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • The Mountain – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Another Way You Can Die – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Toccta – Carpimus Noctum – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Carmina Burana – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Vertigo – U2
  • Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

Hope you all have a great month! Enjoy the change of seasons and get excited for the opening of The Harvest Countries!

Have a great day, and happy riding!