October 11, 2004

Half-baked Halloweeny Idea

Let's build a Haunted House!

In the comments, leave a description of a room or area in our haunted house. What does it look like? What kind of eerie stuff is there?

Two starters:

Butler's Pantry: a small narrow room dominated by a huge desk built in along one wall. There are two oil lamps on the back wall, and a dusty, decrepit wooden chair before the desktop. On shelves above the desk are the old volumes of ledgers used by the butler as he managed household affairs, and dozens of small drawers and cubbyholes. One drawer is conspicuous by the large padlock holding it closed. The hasp looks hastily added and was clumsily installed.

Root Cellar: only accessable from outside the house, just by the kitchen door, opening the door reveals narrow stone steps leading down into darkness. The air inside is damp and cool.

So come on, put on your imagination caps and join in the fun.

Posted by Ted at October 11, 2004 05:03 PM
Category: Build It

The Music Room:

A large and airy space, dominated by tall windows on two sides, all shrouded by the tattered scraps of velvet drapes. Cobwebs abound over everything, yet fail to conceal the once-bright grandeur of the instruments carefully arranged around the room. Faded rugs, once lavish, are scattered across the wooden floor. A Grand piano sits at the center, kept company by a graceful harp of rich mahogany whose strings still gently hum in the slightest of breezes, and the curvaceous figure of a cello leaning against its stand like a waiting femme-fatale. A dusty music stand commands the scene like a waiting conductor, its sheet music covered with dust and the captured notes of a forgotten symphony...


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 11, 2004 06:43 PM

(by the way, your comment filter is retarded. I tried to put in the word d r a p e s and it took off the D and the R on the word and gave me the internet equivalent of an offended look!

Curtains just doesn't work as well...*sigh*


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 11, 2004 06:46 PM

The joys of a communal filtering system. I fixed it for you from behind the... curtain. *snicker*

Posted by: Ted at October 11, 2004 07:01 PM

Thanks, Ted! Your humor may elicit groans, but let no-one say you don't have a heart of gold! ;-)


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 11, 2004 10:21 PM

The Library:

The large globe dominates the room -- sitting just beside a leather reading chair.
The outside wall is mostly window, and the whispy white curtains flutter gently from the gentle breeze coming through the opened portion of the vertical window sections as the sound of the rustling of leaves on branches fades in and out.

While the remaining walla are obscured by bookcases, the wall on the right is a swinging door bookcase that is teetering, half-openned, like a slow pendulum as if it were just passed through and has yet to settle.

In the far left corner of the room is a stuffed tiger in a pouncing position. Eyes focused, pupils dialated, claws extended, mouth agape with fangs forward and it's looking straight at the doorway where we stand.

In the near right corner of the room (diagonally across from the stuffed tiger) is a stuffed child posed with a slingshot aimed at the tiger.

There's a TV on with a DVD playing that's stuck in a continuous loop of Woody Woodpecker laughing maniacly.

The room smells like sawdust and cocoa puffs.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 11, 2004 10:46 PM

I love haunted houses! I could live in one all year long.

all my ideas are being censored. it says comment submission error; questionable content

i was just talking about witches and mummies..

Posted by: vadergrrrl at October 12, 2004 12:02 AM

Aargh! Someone is being a little too aggresive with our comment filters to fight spam. Witches and mummies should definitely be allowed!!! Ooooo, that gives me another room idea...

Posted by: Ted at October 12, 2004 06:05 AM

The Rat Room: It's filled with rats, and everything is chewed up. Anyone who walks into it gets pee'd on if they don't feed the rats.

Posted by: Victor at October 14, 2004 12:50 PM

It's just a cupboard... containing a box of Grenadier Cigars, a Steam Piano, and a silver-plated rabbit trap.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at October 17, 2004 03:39 AM
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