It has been a sinister Saturday indeed. Between my suddenly needing to get someone’s permission to share something cool I found on the internet and not finding any support for my blog whatsoever, It looks like there will not be a daily Halloween celebration around here after all.**
**AMENDMENT: First, I’d like to admit that the fact that I’m having a full-on meltdown on #WorldMentalHealthDay is not lost to me. I suppose being told I’m a shitty blogger falls right in line with 2020. I was being too hopeful that virtual Halloween season would work out just dandy.
Moving forward, I will not share any more recipes or artwork by others. What’s posted already, stays up, until someone asks me to remove it, and then, I will comply. This breaks my heart, especially since I love art, but copyright laws are what they are, and if someone doesn’t want their works shared, then, that’s the end of it.
This all means that plans for Wicked Art Wednesdays and Sinister Saturdays are canceled. Monday Macabre and Trick-or-Treat Tuesdays are my own creations. Throwback Thursdays does include copyrighted material but it also includes my commentary or review of said films, and that’s very much allowed under fair use laws. I won’t post recipes for Friday Fright Nightcaps but I’ll share my own photos of Halloween cocktails and people can Google the rest on their own. Poe Sundays includes the works of Edgar Allan Poe, which are considered Public Domain, so I will continue to share those, but without any accompanying art.
I wish I could explain how disappointed and lonely this Halloween season has turned out, but my story pales in comparison to the families who have lost loved ones. No one likes my blog, boo hoo, doesn’t have the same ring as having to bury someone’s grandma.
I’ll say this though, I’m not pandering to anyone, nor apologizing. I don’t steal content and I never once claimed a recipe was mine. I posted full credit and links back to other’s websites at my own expense. I lose traffic every time I post a hyperlink. If you’re someone who thinks I’m too small a fish to swim in your pond, well, you can keep your SEO numbers and Instagram followers. My candor is about all I have left. My haiku, poems and silly drawings are completely shareable. All I ask is that people give me proper credit and post links back here. At the end of the day, I’m just here to share love for Halloween, horror and other spooky things. It’s not rocket science. I’m not saving the world. Do you love Halloween too? Great! Let’s share in our love for Halloween! I have links floating around here with two dozen kickass websites that all love Halloween like we do!
I dunno, maybe Sinister Saturdays should always be an angry filled blog post about how people suck and are ruining the spirit of Halloween. Half the country turned trick-or-treating into a political debate. People were asked to wear a mask, not slit their own throat. Now, we have a hundreds of thousands more dead people to light a candle for on Dia de los Muertos. Many of these dumbasses not taking Covid 19 seriously is the reason we all can’t celebrate Halloween properly in the first place! They’re over here crying how they’re not in the mood to put up Halloween decorations or their trunk-or-treat got canceled. If your neighborhood has the goddamn plague, turn your porch light off, go watch Hocus Pocus, and shut the fuck up. Being a die-hard Halloween fan doesn’t mean to you get to infect the planet with your disease and ignorance.
That’s it for me. Let me know your sinister thoughts in comments. Supporters only. Haters can go choke on candy corn.