It started out so small and innocent

It was just a simple post on my blog that has turned into a nightmare (the good kind.)

Welcome to SpiderFest 2010.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wait a minute

before we answer more questions.....are those spiders in the background of this blog....Guy is really trying to kill me....and I thought he was my friend :D

So frog queen...

1.  Are there any taboo spiders?  Something we can't do?

No, eight legs lots of eyes....spider looking thing....all good.  I learned a long time ago to not put limits on creative thinking. 

2.  I am an over achiever and want the spider to move! Can I get some power?

Really, you want to make something that MOVES?!?! Really? Moves?!?!  Holy crap! Wow, that is a....a...scary, I mean, kind of you. I can't hardly wait to see that...from a distance :D  Sure, I can get power out to the tree, I will find a way.

3.  How are you hanging them?

We can provide a heavy gage fishing line or wire or you can attach a something to your spider.   If you do not send someway to hang it....please keep in mind in your design that we will need someplace to tie some kind of line to your prop and then hang it from the tree.

4. This whole thing is based on a nursery rhyme?  Why?

Cause it is a freakin' scary nursery rhyme!  And it the idea that came into my head...I could explain how it got there....but I am not sure I even know how my mind works.

5. I can't remember, how does the nursery rhyme go?

Little Miss Muffet
sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and whey
along came a spider
sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away

Is that not he scariest nursery rhyme ever?

Our version with rewrite the last three lines:

"along came (insert number of spiders here)
sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet to death

I like that ours better :)

6. What about zombie spiders?

The thought of a zombie spider is horrifying....and undead spider that wants to eat my brain.  Yeah, that is just not good on so many levels. 

Good thing they don't exist, right?  Right? ((frog queen looks around her office nervously))

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let's ask the frog queen

a few things about this project. (I just love talking about myself in the third person.)

1.  Size limit?

No, not really, has to hang from a 30 foot willow tree - so a big as the branch can bare.  In case anyone is thinking of scaring the living sh*t out of me with a HUGE spider, I will save you some time.  Found Eight-Legged Freaks fine to watch, spiders were too big to be real, didn't bother me at all.

2. How long will they be up?

I am thinking of setting them up after our display goes up on the first weekend in October, so I was thinking of setting this up the day before Halloween, Saturday October 30 and leaving them up until November 6th when we take down the rest of the display.  I could also set them up as they come in, and we could sort of watch it grow.  Let me know your thoughts.

3. Does it really rain that much in the Northwest?

It rains a lot, that is why it is lovely and green.  We usually do okay in October...but I cannot guarantee that it will be dry.  If it is really rainy I can try to cover delicate props in plastic.

4. Can anyone participate?

Yes, you do not need to follow any of my entertaining and amusing blogs or even know of the Davis Graveyard....if you send me a spider I will hang it from the tree.

5.  Can I send more than one?

Seriously, more than one.....what?  You are crazy...just for asking.  But the answer is yes, I will hang as many as you send.

6.  What about real spiders?

If you send me a real spider, dead or living.  I will send you back a box of me, you don't want a fairy infestation.  No one wants that.  Seriously though, I am a softy when it comes to living creatures (including spiders).  Please do not kill anything - including spiders for this display.  Please and thank you.

7.  Wait a minute, this looks like a cunning plan to get people to send you free props?  What's up?

It is not.  If I was going to have you make me props.....the LAST thing I would ask for is spiders! :D

On that note, anyone that wants their spider back, I will send it back to you.  Less spiders at my house the better....real or fake.  Just let me know when you send it to me and I will make a note of it.  I will be in the UK most of November, and then the holidays, do I likely will not get to mail them back until January.

That said, I want you to know that I will do everything I can to make sure that nothing happens to your spiders - but they will be outside for a week and hanging in a tree.  Damage or destruction is possible, don't send me anything that you cannot part with.  To quote the genius that is Joss Wedon from the Serenity movie when Mal is talking to the doctor about taking River on a mission.  "I will do everything in my power to keep your (sister) spider out of harms way.  If something happens to (her) your spider, I will be very choked up about it, seriously, there could be tears."  (I likely did not quote that exactly.)

I was thinking there has got to be some kind of charity thing we can do with all the spiders?  Maybe sell them on Etsy or eBay for charity.  Not sure yet, very open to suggestions.

That is it for round one of the question an answer segment of this show.....check back tomorrow when we talk to the frog queen how she feels about zombie spiders.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Another great thing about this blog

is that I can start putting all the creepy spider stuff here rather than my blog :D

I saw this horror a while ago on Pumpkinrot's blog, he titled it "True Horror" cause he knows how to call it like it is! :)

Just like you,  up until I saw this, I thought that there was  nothing creepier than a spider ...but sadly I was very wrong.

Apparently there is some fungus in the south pacific area that attaches itself to spiders and basically kills them by by digesting them.  Yeah, that is just nauseating :)

The picture on his blog is worse, I could not post it here, it makes me scream out loud.

Seriously, don't click that link....I warned you :)

I begged him not to send me something like that....and that goes for the rest of you!  Don't even think about it. :D

And a big thank you

to Guy at House Bloodthorn for creating this blog for me.....I especially like the lovely cuddly spider picture to the right....yeah, I think he is trying to kill me. :D

Thanks again Guy, you are the best!

Friday, July 23, 2010

So it begins

I announced a few weeks ago that this group prop idea would be fun and see if anyone wanted to did, wow, did you ever!  So since this is looking like it is going to be a bit bigger than I thought (and that is a good thing), I thought I would start up this blog so that I can share more details with you about the "scene" we are creating.

Looking forward to this....I think.