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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    This is me too. Not something I'm proud of actually but I have a real tough time letting things go, and it's not a case of being a perfectionist. I'm just not as organized as I'd like to be. Sometimes I'll be working on stuff and just keep working. It's the clock on the wall that lets me know whether I'm working on a project for THIS year or getting an early start on next year. But I'm hoping to shut things down by maybe 4pm on Halloween so I can focus on the TOTers. I always miss the first...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I just want to say thanks to whoever it was who originally came up with the PVC/rebar method of securing tombstones. The first few years we did Halloween displays stuff was always getting blown over - often breaking when they fell. I used to get up in the morning and wonder what would need to be fixed. We're making tombstones with PVC sandwiched between two pieces of foam and these things are darn near immovable in some fairly serious wind. Between that and moving to PVC armatures for our...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    GobbyGruesome replied to a thread Mechanical: New Cloaked FCG in Halloween Props
    That looks incredible! I would've guessed it was added in in post-production. ;) Thanks as always for the amazing inspiration.
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    GobbyGruesome added 5 photo(s) to album Halloween 2014
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    I'm sure you saw this but I'm moving it to where I SHOULDA posted it just in case. I'll decide if your haunt is crap. Or the kids will. ;) You're probably judging it really harshly because the process has been so crappy for you this year - doesn't make for much positivity. Yeah, I don't remember it ever being THAT cold when I was little. There were definitely years wear we had our winter coats on. And regardless of how cold it got, I still sweated like crap under those crappy plastic...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Hey you! Just thought I'd see how your Halloween was coming along. Any more Halloween activity in Australia this time around? (Loved the wreath by the way).
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    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    We used to mostly set up the day of. And we always, ALWAYS took it down Halloween night...I'm usually up until 2 or 3am bringing everything in. A couple years ago we started putting things out a little earlier...we got our tombstones out a week before this year. And this year, for the first time, because it's a weekend, we're gonna do take down probably late, late Saturday. It'll be nice to not have to worry about that Halloween night.
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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    I don't think it's officially Halloween if things go exactly as planned. I'm sure it'll rock regardless. But it's gotta be frustrating. Sending good thoughts. :)
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    I usually try to, but generally it's a post-mortem kinda thing. Mostly to compare ToT numbers and stories. We're allways running behind which makes it tough. That's the sad thing about the forums is when October actually arrives, things generally get pretty quiet here because there's so much to do elsewhere. I'm sure there's new members joining right now that think this place is a graveyard, not realizing how busy it is in September.
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Really!? No fire?! That's a surprise. I'm anxious to see your whole haunt. It always looks amazing and you take great photos. Hopefully the clouds will scatter at least for the couple hours of trick or treating and for the last minute setup time. I remember one year it was something like -5 here with ice rain and a -15 degree wind chill, and as soon as 10pm hit, things warmed up and the fog rolled in. Man that was annoying (although it did make taking stuff in a lot more pleasant). We're...
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    We're doing pretty good. Got all the lights out tonight. The reaper is actually working - right off the bat. We'll see if it holds up. Still a couple of new projects to finish. Not gonna stress if they don't get done though. Pretty happy to be where we are though. Usually do the lighting Halloween day or the night before. And it actually looks mostly decent although the extension cords are a death trap. How about you? Still no improvement in the forecast. (My phone corrected that to "fire...
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:37 AM
    Oh now *that* is a great mask.
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    10-28-2014, 11:25 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Chaserbug's photo in album Display 2014
    Is that guy on the roof of the truck? That is funny.
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    10-28-2014, 11:23 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Chaserbug's photo in album Display 2014
    Ooh, very scary! This looks great!
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    10-28-2014, 11:19 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Chaserbug's photo in album Display 2014
    Like how "tall" this bat is. He's got an interesting stretchy look.
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    10-28-2014, 11:15 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on Chaserbug's photo in album Display 2014
    Wow, that is a beautifully patterned pumpkin! Is that its natural look?
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    10-28-2014, 05:30 AM
    Wow! Looks great! I love the movement on the huge shaggy pumpkin creature at 1:35, the pumpkin kids at 2:41, the crate creature, and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" - that's fantastic. Thank you for sharing that (and doing all that work - I hope the people who get to see it in real life appreciate how wonderful it is!)
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    10-28-2014, 05:11 AM
    GobbyGruesome commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album Halloween 2014
    If you park right in front of our house he totally looks like he's coming for you. Lock your car doors! ;)
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    10-28-2014, 05:02 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album Halloween 2014
    Ooh, great one! I agree with Candee - good action shot.
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    10-27-2014, 09:02 PM
    GobbyGruesome created an album Halloween 2014
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    10-27-2014, 09:00 PM
    GobbyGruesome posted a visitor message on Candee's profile
    Hey champ! How are you holding up? :) We got a bit more out tonight. I keep thinking, "almost done... just have to..." and then the list gets really long. But we've got a lot out. If I get hit by a car tomorrow, I'll know the yard was passable. I'd prefer not to get hit by a car though.
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    10-27-2014, 08:13 PM
    So we have the fire and ice red spotlight from Spirit shining on our witches gathered 'round their cauldron and we love the effect. Really does look like fire although when I video it, it doesn't look near as impressive. Bonus functionality...it scared the hell out of the neighbour's cat - an awful little creature that leaves dead animals scattered around the neighbourhood. I wish I had bought a dozen when I had the chance. ;)
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  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 05:07 PM
    Bwah-ha! So saving this!
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    10-27-2014, 04:26 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on Scatterbrains's photo in album 2014
    Good photo - makes me feel like everyone might suddenly turn to look at the camera.
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    10-27-2014, 04:25 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on Scatterbrains's photo in album 2014
    That's very funny. And well done!
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    That's terrific! 176, wow - you must be tired, but that's really great.

    Thanks for checking out the pictues. I was happy with how a lot of it turned out. The ghost girl I made was with the help of punkineater's instructions - you can find them in punkineater's "My Props 2013 - 2014" album. I made mine smaller to be slightly more like a child ghost (since the theme is chalk drawings.)

    Anyway, glad you are having such great success and hopefully also a lot of fun moments!
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    Wow Bam! That sounds fantastic. Hopefully that'll drive even more people your way. Bet they're excited to come back and see everything up and running.
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    Thanks! Exactly the info I needed. Now we'll see how it turns out lol.

    And yes I did see it, thank you for thinking of.
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    Hey, stopping by to say, break a leg - preferably not your own! Everything you've built looks wonderful - I'm sure it will blow them away!
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    Hey Bam! Just wanted to wish you a great Haunt! Hope the weather is perfect and you get some deserving victims!
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    Was wondering for your skellies and coffin scene what you used to hold em up. Went to look again but everything looks so flawless.
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    Our forecast was looking great a week ago... now they're saying we'll be just above freezing with scattered flurries. Still 9 days away though and the days around it seem fine - cool but no snow - so I'm hoping it'll improve. Hoping you have a great year this year... I think you need a lot of good karma to make up for that horrible year you had a couple back.
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    Just finishing up carving a tombstone which my wife will likely paint this afternoon. So at least there will be something new. There's another one in the works and then another project that hopefully I'll be able to get done. Nothing huge this year.

    How about you? Locked and loaded and ready to go? I think there's some kind of law about being ready too earlier.
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    Well that sound like you're in really good shape! I hope the weather is awesome for you this year.

    Starting to get going on some stuff. I discovered that my wife really likes doing the tombstones, so I've got materials for a couple of those. Not sure where we'll go from there.
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    Just checking in to see how things are coming. I'm sure you're feeling the crunch. We don't have much done here but for some reason are optimistic. But I think we've got a bit more time than you, and obviously less to worry about overall.

    Are you running the weekend before Halloween?
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