September 26th, 2012

Devil, incubus, gentleman, martini, scoundrel

Sinful Samhain

The Candy Apple ritual hath commenced. It surely is Falloween season in full swing here at The Haunted Noctuary, being that it is surely interesting to see a semblance of one's lair so cartoonishly replicated beyond these doors, is most amusing.
Caramel Apple topped with chocolate & peanuts
Candy corn is also everywhere, and if there ever was any doubt, what did arrive in the post today, but the Party City Halloween catalog, a veritable fetish shopping catalogue to be sure. Get an eyeful at the link. It is well to take advantage of these more widely available costumes now, for private 'tricks & treats' beyond the helliday; although it is pleasing to consider that these outfits are more readily available throughout the year, more ever than before, that is. It behooves to take advantage of the convenience.

This year's edition sees some new additions. A "morph suit", which is a complete body suit available in several colors and designs, although if I had to choose from this variety, I would side with the black. They seem quite flexible but are skin tight. The usual delightful assortment of ghouls, zombies, wraiths, vampires, devils, warriors, wizards, pirates, ninjas, gangsters, movie characters, nuns, priests, & action heroes are available, along with the more comedic, like "bacon & eggs", "Annoying Orange", and a "whoopie cushion", among others. Also notable are Jack & Sally {The Nightmare Before Xmas}, Batman, Darth Vader, Zorro, "Dark Sorcerer", "Phantom of Darkness", "Unknown Phantom" {with glowing red eyes}, & "Black Dragon Ninja". I wonder how many burgeoning little warlocks and witches acquired their first ritual robe from Halloween shoppes?

This brings to mind that societal paranoia of Halloween candy being tainted with poison or inserted with razors. Though this became an urban myth, there were a couple of isolated cases which were found to be actually committed by relatives. Of course, for attention, perhaps there were copycats attempting to jump on the bandwagon for attention, and to just do something rotten. Still, I can't help but think that these tales were at least in part propagated by fundamentalist christians trying to ruin the fun by sabotage. [see here] Based on these assumptions, would it not be high time to start manufacturing edible razor blade candy and more devil-shaped treats?

A definite sign of sweet Samhain spreading His cloak again wide across the land in preparation for His birthday. ∞


Knight of The Phoenix


XVII A.S.: Knight Rider premieres on NBC; the series about a Police Officer named 'Michael Long' hired by a private organization known as F.L.A.G. {The Foundation for Law And Government} to fight crime after being disfigured during an investigation in Las Vegas. Returning to Los Angeles, he begins his quest after recovery and adopting the new face & identity of Michael Knight. His partner, a super-car named K.I.T.T. {the Knight Industries Two Thousand} whose technological capabilities allow an equalizing factor, in many cases, a superior factor, in attaining justice against those formerly considered "above the law". This artificial intelligence vehicle assumes a personality all its own, seemingly evolving as experience and data is gained {greatly resembling that of FLAG founder Wilton Knight}.

Together with Devon Miles {successor, spokesperson, organizational curator, philanthropist & fine gentleman} & Bonnie Barstow / April Curtis {KITT's lovely & ingenious technician}, they implement principles of Lex Talionis by providing a balance factor when needed.

Likened characterizations of The Dark Knight Batman and James Bond, Knight Rider is a timelessly inspirational series, it will be observed that all of these futuristic capacities have since come to pass, and continue to do so in a continual evolution of industrial materializations, in law enforcement, the military, and private sectors. ∞