Monday, October 31, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 31

Happy Halloween from Bast Temple.
Happy Halloween! It is now time to let kitties sleep in peace, safe and secure from the horrors of having to wear costumes. Or at least, safe until the next big holiday. I wonder if there are some pictures of cats dressed up in turkey costumes out there.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 30

Would you dress a bear up like this?
Here is one upset looking kitty. They are so upset about their little Halloween costume. And none of us are quite sure what it is supposed to be. Weasel? Dog? Bear? Whatever it is, it annoys the cat. And that is just wrong. It is a good thing that Halloween only comes around once a year, isn't it? I hope this cat got a kitty treat for putting up with this costume.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 29

Egyptian kitty is not amused.
Yesterday, I mentioned that members of Golden Dawn had to wear a lot of stuff to perform proper magic. Well, it could be worse. We could have to dress our cats up in a lot of strange Egypt inspired costumes to get anything done. But we don't. People quit dressing up your cats and get a life. Think of the kitties!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or treating is not looting

Angela on the Llewellyn blog just posted a link to the CDC Safe Halloween list.

The very first item (drumroll please)---

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

Yes, that is right---the very first tip is that you are not supposed to be carrying lethal weapons around while treat or treating. Is it just me that wonders why this tip makes the top of the list?

Somehow I can just imagine some kid whacking some other kid with their dad's (or mom's) Highlander sword. Hey, it would happen in my family.

Please remember that trick or treating is not looting.

Viking kitty is here to pillage your village.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 28

There is something wrong with this cat.
I will admit that it freaks me out to see a cat calmly wearing a costume. And this one is way too calm. But never fear, see that evil glint in its eye. You just know that someone is going to find some kitty barf in their favorite shoe later.

Now this cat looks properly annoyed.
See that is what a cat dressed up as a wizard is supposed to look like---annoyed. We all know that cats do not need to dress up to work their magic---unless us humans who stumble into Golden Dawn (neymss, a couple of robes, a couple of pair of slippers, two sashes, a lamen, etc.).

And what do wizard cats do with their spells?
Of course, we all know that cats are smart and darn good wizards too. And what do they perform spells for? To get more cheeseburgers, of course. That is what the internet tells us, and the internet would not lie to us, would it?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 27

Vampire? Wizard? Annoyed cat?
I am not sure what this cat is dressed up as. Perhaps they are a wizard? Or maybe a vampire? Fairy tale princess? Annoyed cat? Probably the latter. Someone please send a rescue party to save this poor cat from its owners.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 26

Kitty is a Kiss fan.
Ok, I know that this picture is photoshopped. But it is just too good not to use. My cat would be a Kiss fan...well, maybe if they weren't so loud.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 25

It is wrong to try to make kitty part of the borg.
One can never have to much Star Trek or cats on a Golden Dawn blog. And today, you are getting a double scoop of humorous goodness. Behold Borg Kitty. This cat does not look happy at all. Borg kitties are supposed to assimilate you and your belongings, not you them. The following photo is what Borg Kitties are supposed to look like.

Borg Kitty will assimilate all your comfy belongings.

See the difference. Your sofa, your food, your textbooks, your favorite sweater, all will be assimilated. And all without the silly costume. We are the borg kitties, you will feed us shrimp! Resistance is furtile. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 24

It is steam punk biker kitty.
I have been reading too much steam punk lately. How do I know? Well, this biker kitty looks like a steam punk kitty to me. Or maybe an atomic punk kitty. Can you picture him on a bike, armed with missiles and big machine guns shooting mutants and gasoline thieves in a post atomic holocaust world. I can. Oh dear, now I have the urge to stay home today and write a sciene fiction story rather than go to my college classes.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Occult blinds v occult mistakes

Last night, I was working with *something* and I found myself in the position where I started to debate whether it was an occult blind or simply an occult mistake. Nowadays, the joke is that if you make a mistake duiring the course of writing about the occult, you call it a "blind." This is a modern thing; in the old days, it was different.

In the old days, there was a fine game of concealing important information from the readers of occult books. In theory, you were supposed to learn the basics of the esoteric sciences from a teacher---in other words, you were supposed to serve an apprenticeship. And one of the things, you were supposed to learn was how to spot an blind and how to create one.

Words of warning---under no circumstance are you to believe that I am a member of certain lineages that still practice this style. My lineage (for what it is worth) has NO connection with theirs. The only things we share in common is that masters teach lesser skilled students---nothing more.

For those of you who have never experienced an apprenticeship, it involves washing a lot of glasses, grinding a lot of stuff, harvesting thistles, and generally any other grunt work that your master really does not want to bothered with. It is like being the low man on a construction site and being the go-fer. It also involves a lot of practical and intellectual jokes; it is a great way to become paranoid.

It is in the practical and intellectual jokes that the learning about the occult blinds happen. Think of being an apprentice as being a lab animal of a mad scientist. Or at least, that is the way that my apprenticeship felt. Maybe there are nicer masters out there---if so, I have not encountered them.

Of course, we do not deal with this system today. (I am not sure how I ended up in the system myself; except that was the way they were taught, therefore I was taught the same way. The modern methods of teaching obviously skipped over my masters.)

One of my teachers would allow me to work the rituals exactly how they were written, hence I got to experience first-hand the problems that blinds created. Only later, after many questions about what I thought was wrong, would they explain to me the little secrets that you needed to work the system properly. As I said, it was like being a lab animal to a mad scientist.

I may or may not have picked up this style of teaching---we will see when it comes time for me to teach my god-daughter.

When the secret societies picked up the ball, and the masters were faded out, in theory the secret societies replaced the master-apprentice relationship with a kinder proctor-student relationship. Not necessarily so, as my encounters with Advanced Adept Advisors has indicated.

Unfortunately, one of the problems with the secret societies is the fact that many of the officers can not hex their way out of a wet paper bag, and cannot spot an occult blind if you lit it up with flashing neon lights. And many of them can make it sound like they are experts in their fields, despite the fact that I would not trust them to guess my weight.

Warning---questioning the abilities of the officers of esoteric societies is part of the tactics of the Witch and Golden Dawn Flame Wars. Obviously, I am a bad person who should not be at the head of an esoteric Order.

The reason that many esoteric officers cannot spot an occult blind is that they were sworn to absolute secrecy and are given completely clean and truthful documents. It handicaps them when they encounter materials written in the heyday of blind creation.

Yes, the *something* I was working on last night was the work of someone I know is an officer in one of the esoteric societies. The *something* is a correction of an older text. So is the problem I spotted a blind? or is it a mistake? and does it really matter?

I am not sure about the first two, but I do know the answer to the last one. It does not matter to me. I am going to have to fix it, whether it is blind or mistake, if I intend to use the material. Whether the expert spotted the world of hurt that their version, and the previous versions, would create is unknown to me. I would like to think that if someone spots a really bad blind, and this one will create the exact opposite of what the material is labeled for, that a footnote about possible blinds would be in order.

Of course, that is just my opinion. And you can't trust my opinion. After all, I belong to some bad lineages, been trained by people without authority, and generally hold some opinions that worry those who are superior to me. And I am not above giving a stick of dynamite to someone trying to open a box of corn flakes. I guess it goes without saying that all my writings should be considered blinded.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 23

Beware the invasion of the kitty snatchers.
Oh no, the alien pod invasion has begin---and they got to your cat! Poor kitty has been cloned by the insidious alien pod people from outer space. Now, the alien invaders will have a spy in your home, checking out all your closets, tasting your food (and perhaps you), and coughing up hairballs in your shoes. And there is nothing that you can do about it---because alien pod kitty is so cute, though he does look a little like a pumpkin.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

20th Annual Denver Witches Ball

Are you ready for the Witches Ball?
So next Saturday (October 29th, 2011) at this time of night, I will be at the annual Denver Witches Ball. For the first time in like forever, I will not officially be Toni's helper. On the other hand, I get to keep an eye on my god-daughter all night...which sounds like it is going to be a lot more work. I might bring my Doctor Who scarf with me, just in case I need to tie her to a chair.

For those who do not know this is the twentieth anniversary of the Denver Witches Ball. It is held at the Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Boulevard, Denver Colorado. Doors open at 6 pm. Admission is $20 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. The midnight samhain ritual is free (show up after eleven if you are just attending the ritual). There will be music and a costume contest, as well as a cafe serving food.

And remember if you see me tie my god-daughter to a chair, I am doing it for the safety of the entire community. That is my story, and I am going to stick to it.

Toni is going to be selling pottery (not jewelry) at this event; and one of our friends, Jo, will be sharing the booth space and selling bath salts and healing oils.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 22

Pumpkins, sunflowers, and a black cat. Oh my!
There is no costume on this black kitty, but they do not need one to prove that they are just full of halloween spirit. The cat kinda reminds me of one of ours---Anubis---who would do exactly this if we had a pile of pumpkins in the house. Anubis also like checking out all the plants that I bring into the house. He probably would love to go outside and play, but I don't want him getting eaten by the neighborhood foxes and coyotes.

Friday, October 21, 2011

It is the End of the World

How my cats look when my god-daughter comes to visit.
Breaking News: If you are reading this, then the end of the world didn't happen.

Or maybe it will before the end of the day. I am not really sure when Harold Camping figured out the exact hour to be. Six o'clock, maybe. Is that Jerusalem time? Or California time?

Seriously, me and the cats have a sure-fire end of the world survival plan. It is the same plan we use when my god-daughter comes to visit. We hide. And if she finds us, then we read poetry out loud.

It has worked so far. Why? Simple, both my god-daughter and Jesus hate poetry.

Well, maybe not Jesus. But my god-daughter does---she calls it cruel and unusual punishment.

I call it payback. Rather Norse of me, isn't it?

Now, I have Elmer Fudd singing "Kill the Wabbit" stuck in my head.

Gee, I wish that the end of the world would hurry up; I don't want that song stuck in my head all night.

(Feel free to post your End of the World rituals in the comments section. I will approve them tomorrow...unless the world comes to an end before then; in which case, Jesus will have to moderate your comments---so keep the comments clean. Thank you.)

How the Secret Chiefs will survive the End of the World.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 21

Halloween Jester Cat is not pleased.
Open letter to all internet users:

Do not enjoy this blog. There is nothing funny about dressing up cats in Halloween costumes. See how annoyed it makes me. See how sad it makes me. Do not give this strange man any page views...because he might be encouraged to do other bad things. And if you do show up and view his blog, do not laugh...because if you do, I will cough a hairball into your shoe.


Halloween Jester Cat

Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 20

Dracula's cat perhaps?
This picture makes my cats scratching the sofa seem just normal, doesn't it? This is one freaky looking cat, and it is not in costume. It is looks like it is trying to suck the stuffing out of the sofa. Paging Dracula, or is it Dr. Evil?, come and get your cat.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 19

At least, he is not covered with glitter.
Beware of vampire kitties. They are savage and cruel. And nothing like the New Age Teen Angst vampires of Twilight and the Vampire Diaries. If you do not believe me, come back tomorrow and see Dracula's cat (or is it Doctor Evil's?). There is not a bit of sparkly glitter anyway on the real vampiric kitties.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 18

There is not enourgh Star Trek on this blog to protect Security Cat.
It is wrong to make your cat wear a Halloween costume. It is sadder to catch the act on film and post it to the internet. And it is just plain evil to dress your cat up in a costume that is going to make him the target of every Klingon, Romulan and Borg who comes by. Of course, he might not be killed while wearing a red uniform, but he is sure to be mocked. Hopefully, kitty is smart and can slip out of the red shirt before his nine lives are up...or at least, get even with you.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Less guilt over Halloween Kitties

I am just an angry bird.
I will admit that when I decided to do the 31 Days of Halloween Kitties, I felt some guilt. After all, something important might happen in the Golden Dawn community while I was taking my break (in the sense, that I am focusing on a PITA semester---so, it is not a break from the real world).

Today, I feel less guilt. Some things just do not change in the Golden Dawn blogosphere, do they? My big question---a journalist question---is did anyone consider checking out the facts before spreadig the news?

Yeah, yeah, I know---past history says that we have to believe the worst. But given the things various trolls have said over the years, those of us in Golden Dawn are all thieves and ax murderers if the rumors be true. I don't kow about the rest of my readers, but I am not an ax murderer. As for the thief part, well, there are some people that consider every author who writes about the occult to be a thief...therefore if you believe that logic, then I must be a thief.

Of course, it could be worse. I could be guilty of playing Angry Birds and dressing cats up in silly halloween costumes instead of doing my homework.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 17

This is not my cat in a dress.
I swore that this is not my cat---but they do (sort-of) look like one of my cats. As I mentioned before, none of my cats are willing to be dressed up for Halloween. And being put into a doll's dress...well, they wouldn't talk to me for a week if I did something like this to them. Especially Apollo.

This is my cat.
See the difference. He refuses to stay focused long enourgh to even get his picture taken. And Apollo bites and claws---yes, I have tried to get him to wear a kitty hat. Poor Halloween Kitties who actually put up with this---what is wrong with you?!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 16

This cat fills my heart with girlish glee!
So, here we are at the halfway point of the 31 Days of Halloween Kitties. And you know what I discovered?

Yes, that I could do many more years of this, along with 31 Days of Thanksgiving cats, and 31 Days of Christmas cats, etc. etc. until your head explodes from the cuteness of it all.

Not that the cats enjoy it---Geisha Kitty looks like she is a little annoyed.

But don't worry, I plan on going back to annoying people with comments about Golden Dawn at the beginning of next month. After all, that is what this blog is really about---annoying people with my naive view of occultism and magic.

Bet you can't wait.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Smashwords test project up

Available on Smashwords now.
So I finally got my first test project up on Smashwords. It is a collection of the dozen articles I wrote for the Hearthstone Community Church's newsletter in 2010 (you know Hearthstone---the Full Moon ritual people here in Denver). The name of the collection, Pizza Boxes on the Floor, refers to the OFM I did in June 2010.

Of course, that is not nearly as important as the fact that I managed to get some jewelry pictures edited today for my wife's Etsy shop, Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery. Let's be honest, she is going to make more money from her craft than I am going to make from mine.

I am not sure when she is going to get the new pieces up (I took pictures of three items---one set I am happy with, the other two I need to take replacement photos for); but hey, they are done.

I love this bracelet photo that I took.

Loving the peace and quiet

One of the things that I noticed this month is the amount of peace and quiet that I have enjoyed (only a single quote taken out of context this month so far). I guess that no one really finds cats offensive. Nevertheless, next month I know that I will go back to offending people and making comments about things that people just generally get annoyed over.

Chemistry humor cat.
Of course, I suspect a large part of the offense will be the fact that I am going to be releasing a collection of newsletter articles that I wrote in 2010. The reason I suspect that it will be offensive is simply the fact that some people like to be the only authority on the occult wisdom of Golden Dawn and witchcraft, Wiccan and paganism.

The Collected 2010 Hearthstone Newsletter Articles---coming soon.
Then again, the very fact that I saw fit to assemble a collection of the articles that I wrote for the Hearthstone Community Church Newsletter (a free newsletter) and put them into a cheap (but still charging money for) ebook is going to annoy some---it offends people when writers decide to try to make money from their occult and esoteric related writing.

I am not sure what is going to be more offensive. The fact that I refuse to leave the field to those who are obviously much wiser, more learned, and better lineaged than I am. The fact that I would like to make some cat food money. The fact that I am not really that good of a writer...or occultist in the first place. The list of possible crimes is almost endless, isn't it?

Oh wait, I just remembered. The thing that is going to annoy people the most is the simple fact that I refuse to shut up. Bwahahaha!

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 15

I am the Philosophus admission badge.
It is the pyramid of flame, the secret admission badge of the Golden Dawn Grade of Philosophus (4=7)...oh wait, it is just a cat dressed up as a pyramid. Or is it? Maybe it is really a Secret Chief came down from his lofty seat, ready to exchange the secrets of Fire for a few kitty treats and big bag of catnip. You don't know for sure. That is why we call it a Mystery Tradition.

Friday, October 14, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 14

Just call me Huggy Bear.
This kitty is suffering from the 1970s ghetto pimp look, or at least that is what old television reruns has lead me to believe. I could be wrong. Maybe kitty is not a pimp. Maybe he is selling catnip instead. Remember to talk to your kitties about the evils of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. (Or better yet, get your cats fixed so that they do not have unwanted kittens---abandoning cats outside is wrong.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 13

Lizard kitty Robin Hood?
Here is another kitty halloween costume that I am not quite sure what it is. It reminds me of Robin Hood, but I am fairly sure that it is supposed to be a lizard costume. Unlike many of the kitties in this series, this one seems to be ok with the halloween dress-up...probably because he plans on helping himself to dinner directly from the dining room table or kitchen stove. Robbing vitties from humans to give to oneself, it is the American way.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

600th blog post

This post is my 600th blog post for this particular blog, Gleamings from the Golden Dawn. Or my 1152 plus post if you consider all six of my blogs on Blogger.

(The "plus" is if you consider the dead LiveJournal, Multiply, Geocities and Wordpress blogs that I have started and abandoned over the years. I think that I might have done some blogging on MySpace also. There is probably a couple of other blogs that I have forgotten.)

Gleamings from the Golden Dawn (originally just Gleamings from the Dawn) was started on August 16, 2007. It was started because I wanted to separate my magic, wiccan, pagan, witchcraft, Golden Dawn etc. posts from my regular "I am a writer" blog, Musings from the Inkwell (originally Musings from the Pen, a title that I changed when I realized that it sounded a little prison-y).

Over the last four years, I have learned a lot. A short list of things I learned:

The Golden Dawn, witchcraft, ceremonial magic, paganism, etc. community is as incapable of getting along as it was in the 1980s and 1990s---the 2000s and the start of 2010s seem to be repeats of earlier discussions and arguments.

I still don't care what people think of me...nor am I willing to shut the f*** up as some people would like me to.

And that a certain amount of my writing will always be aimed at the esoteric community despite the fact that the quickest way to get disrespected in the esoteric community is to openly accept money for your work as a writer.

It is the last part that amuses me the most. The people who scream the loudest that occult information and books should be free are the very people who given half a chance would accept a paycheck to write and teach the occult. You have to laugh about it.

Another thing I have learned is that the esoteric community tends to have a sense of humor...despite the loud screams by the trolls who insist that nothing I say is funny or should be talked about.

Over the years, I have created a few other blogs as I noticed that some of my posts did not fit into either my Golden Dawn or writing blog. Bag of Tricks (my political blog) was created on April 5, 2008; Dreams of TARDISes, Warp Engines and Stargates (it is a nerd geek blog!) was created on December 8, 2008. This summer, I created Loki's Wisdom (which is meant for my own artwork and cartoons) and Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery (for the sole purpose of supporting my wife's pottery business).

One of the things that I learned was that I really do not have the time (while in college) to regularly post to six blogs. Out of the 1152 blog posts that I have done on Blogger (192 average per blog), 600 has been here on Gleamings and 406 have been posted in Musings. For me, that is a surprising number---I did not expect that to happen when I started them.

(Here are the other numbers if you are curious: Bag of Tricks:80; Celtic Soul: 18; Loki's Wisdom: 10; "Nerd Dreams": 48.)

Another thing I learned was that advertising does result in readers. I have the most subscribers here (or at least openly admitting subscribers). I average 54.98 views per post here; the next highest average is on Nerd Dreams with 12.23. By advertising, I mean stuff that I could accomplish for free.

(The rest is Bag of Tricks: 9.58; Celtic Soul: 7.38; Loki's Wisdom: 11.2; and Musings: 10.74.)

Earning-wise, it is hard to say what I have earned doing the blog posts. The hard part about earning from a blog is that you seldom earn directly from a blog---most of the income comes indirectly though pageviews and business done off the blog.

(Yes, website owners have contracted me to write for them based on my blog posts---sad, isn't it?)

Now, I should post a word of caution to the readers of my "blog advice for occultists" series. Never, never compare your numbers to another blogger (even someone from your own field). The audiences for blogs vary too much for you to judge if you are doing good by looking at someone else's numbers. Work on improving your own numbers---don't try to beat other people's numbers. You have an unique audience and therefore, unqiue numbers.

For instance, I occasionally look at the "views this year so far" widget that some occult bloogers have. The highest number I have seen, I don't actually trust. Why? Because it is on a blog that comment section features some rather entertaining arguments---which tends to prove that flame wars are good for business (or at least, their type of business). If I return to read the comments a half dozen times, I suspect that others do too. There is no way that I could duplicate their viewing numbers simply because it is not my style. And so it goes.

Here is looking forward to my 700th post...which is just a hundred cat pictures away...unless I get flamed for being a Golden Dawn writer (a possibility as I continue to work on SmashWords test projects that yes, I am going to charge good money for---heaven forbid that an occult writer, especially a Golden Dawn writer, wants to earn some cat food money for their hard work).

For the curious, my other blogs can be found through my Blogger profile located on the right sidebar.

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 12

I am a lizard. Maybe a dinosaur. No, wait, a dragon.
Ok, I am not really sure what this particular kitty Halloween costume is supposed to be. Lizard? Dinosaur? Dragon? Oh wait, I know---it is an Annoyed Cat. Silly me, I forgot that all these pictures are nothing more than people annoying the Secret Chiefs and publically posting their disrespect for the true rulers of the universe.

(Public Service Announcement: I must remind you that while the internet was invented for human beings, it is not invented to talk about politics or mystic symbolism or who knew whom; no, it is for the posting of cat pictures. Why else would web browsers and flash be invented? Think about it. Most politicans are ugly, mystic symbolism is supposed to be secret, and you only need text to argue that Aliester Crowley knew Sir Winston Churchill. Therefore, the internet must be for the posting of cat pictures...though these might be the wrong sort of kitty pictures.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 11

I am Hello Kitty, pleased to meet you.
Here is a crime against cathood. No one should ever dress up a cat as Hello Kitty (an IQ sapping Japanese invention, I believe). Hey! Wait a second...that is no kitty, that is a doggie! Hmmm, I guess it is ok to dress up a dog as Hello Kitty as long as the dog does not start believing that they are one of the true Secret Chiefs. I mean it is not like a dog has any IQ to sap, right?

(Dog lovers, please leave your hostile comments in the comment section while remembering that my god-daughter thought that this was a very cute picture.)

Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 10

Does this costume make me look angry?
This poor kitty looks just plain angry. I am not sure if it is the costume or the cat's bad attitude. Nevertheless, whether the costume was picked due to the natural disposition of the cat, or if the cat is annoyed because of the costume, it is wrong to take them to Sears and get them professionally photographed. Yes, that is not a natural background, it is a stage setting. And it makes kitty look like they are in the sky...wait a minute, kitty is not angry; they are about to threw up because they are air sick. Poor witchy kitty.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 9

Sorry the floor will have to remain dirty, I am using the broom.
Can cats use broomsticks to play quidditch? Of course, they can. While this kitty is guilty of not wearing their team jersey...or is it team robe?...he is still sure to catch the Golden Snitch.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 8

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?
This picture of Colleen Wells' cats dressed as Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West comes from a Wizard of Oz costume page. I just had to include it in the 31 Days of Halloween Kitties; after all, we are celebrating cats in halloween costumes...and the fact that this semester (a pure literature semester) is kicking my a**. One of the books I had to read in the senior seminar class (Children/Adolescent Literature for Adults) *drumroll* was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz---a book that I might be writing a fifteen to twenty-five page research paper on.

Friday, October 7, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 7

Give up the kitty treats or tank commander kitty will get very upset.
Some halloween costumes are more expensive than others. This one obviously set the cat's owner maybe the cost of a Sharpie. Nevertheless, kitty seems to like it. Behold it is Kitty Patton here to get his fair share of kitty treats.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 6

This is just plain wrong.
Ok, some of the pictures that I am finding are just plain wrong. Like this poor kitty, whom someone had painted the backside of. I do not think that kitty voluteered to be a clown. Remember, people are clowns, treat them as you will (especially politicans). Cats, on the other hand, deserve a lot of shrimp and chicken flavored kitty snacks. Don't make an ass of your cat.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 5

One wonders how they feel about these costumes.
Here is a photo I found on Cat-Share. Yes, there are whole sites to share your cat jokes, pictures and stories on. And on some of them, I do have a profile. But I would rather do it here. Bwahahahaha!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 4

The halloween kitty picture drove me insane.
If you are curious, this is the halloween kitty that made me go insane and decide that it would be really neat to post 31 days worth of cats involved in Halloween stuff this year. Doesn't its cuteness just blow your mind wide open? Ain't you so glad that I saw it and decided to share? Of course, you are. You too are in thrall with the halloween kitty. Now, be a good human and go buy it some kitty treats.

Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 3

One hot kitty.
Here is an interesting fantasy wallpaper I found over on Desktop Nexus. My cats keep telling me that if I continue taking pictures of them, they will burst into flames. I think that they are bluffing.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 2

One hopes that there is not a real cat under this mask.
There is just something wrong with the idea of putting a mask on kitty. But it could be worse. I have no idea how the people of this particular Free Image site created this picture---I suspect that it is actually an angry Irish fairy underneath that mask. And if not, I feel sorry for the cat.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Days of Halloween Kitties Day 1

Cat Halloween Costume

See more funny pictures and videos at Fugly.

Welcome to the first day of 31 Days of Halloween Kitties because it is just not Halloween without cats being forced to wear silly halloween costumes.

Today, we present one of the cheapest halloween costumes of all time, cheaper even than cutting out eye holes in an old sheet, it is the Wookie Armor costume. No Ewok jokes please.