Monday, December 29, 2014

Mr. CreepyPasta's Laughing Jack



Mr. CreepyPasta is a horror storyteller on YouTube. According to the story, Laughing Jack began with a lonely boy named Isaac in 1800's London. Isaac's parents were very abusive and he had no friends. On Christmas Eve, a guardian angel gave him a magical Jack-in-the-box. The colorful clown was alive and was his best friend at first. Isaac was happy for the first time. 

Then three months later, while they were playing, Jack killed a cat. Isaac got blamed of course, and was sent to boarding school. Jack was left behind in the box. Isaac promised to come back for him but as time went by, Isaac abandoned him and Jack's colors went darker. Isaac's parents had died and he was now grown up. Jack then saw that Isaac was now a serial killer and because Jack's personality changed with Isaac's, Jack became a killer clown and murdered Isaac. Jack now eats and murders children. (The expanded, gorier story is told in the video above). 





This second video is another story about Laughing Jack. 

I heard about Mr. CreepyPasta from a SmallWorlds player and I got curious so I looked up the CreepyPasta Youtube channel. There are a lot of stories like this. They're like online urban legends. I won't lie, when I first watched the video last night, it scared the crap out of me. I'm obsessed though. :) These stories are very well-written. They're so cool!  

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Angels








Christmas Eve Angels

On Christmas Eve, while the entire world is sleeping, a miraculous event occurs. Beautiful, radiant angels come down from Heaven to Earth, dressed in long, flowing, red or green Christmas robes with large, remarkable, white wings. They come to visit to check on loved ones that they miss and bless the faithless and the dying with luminous hope and love. Mostly, they visit to express their joy and devotion to Christ on His Earthly birthplace. They dance in circles and sing their praises.

People on Earth aren’t supposed to see angels visit but one Christmas Eve, a curious, little girl heard the angels’ lovely voices and wandered outside. This five-year-old girl was named Ariel. She was wearing a long, white nightgown and her auburn hair was tied in a ponytail with a baby blue ribbon.  Despite the dirt smudges on her cheeks, she could’ve been mistaken for an angel, for faith and beauty brightly shined in her eyes. Sweet Ariel’s family was very poor. They didn’t have enough money to buy gifts for each other and despite her being so young, she didn’t mind. All that she wanted was for her mommy and daddy to be happy and not worry about money. 

At first, when she saw the angels, she wept fearfully, thinking that they were scary ghosts. To a child, they glowed with supernatural light and looked strangely imitating. Then, a woman angel named Dina with luscious, long, blond hair and gorgeous blue eyes rested a hand on her shoulder and assured her that they meant no harm. With a loving, soothing voice, Dina told the girl: “Do not fear Ariel. We’re here to bring joy and love on this glorious night.  We’re angels, here to celebrate Christ.”

Dina then flapped her wings, making a loud, swooshing sound and causing Ariel to giggle. “Do you really get to see Jesus?” Ariel asked innocently.

“Yes Child,” Dina replied with a smile.

“Does He really love everybody?” Ariel asked again.

“He loves all of His children,” explained Dina warmly, “no matter what. His love is never limited.”

“I love Jesus!” Ariel blurted out with a kind of adorable excitement that only children can get. The angels laughed and invited her to dance with them.

She ran around, twirled, laughed, and sang happily with the angels in the falling snow until she fell asleep peacefully on the ground. The angels making her hover mid-air, they helped her into the house, went upstairs, and put her into the bed without disturbing her. 

She gracefully landed in bed and Dina was about to tug her in when she saw that Ariel’s blanket was torn and had nothing but holes. With a wave of her hand, Dina mended the blanket and touching Ariel’s forehead, she whispered: “Goodnight Ariel. Have a blessed Christmas and may the Lord always watch over sweet soul and your family.” Then, she and the other angels flew back up into Heaven.

On Christmas morning, Ariel told her mommy and daddy what happened but they only said: “It was just a wonderful dream, Honey. Angels stay in Heaven.” No one believed her but she knew in her heart that the angels were real and she never forgot Dina, the exquisite, kind angel. From then on, she told the story to anyone who would listen to remind them the spirit of Christmas. 


(c)Lena Holdman, all rights reserved 2014 

 


Merry Christmas 

Friday, December 12, 2014

I Completed Online Class!



I graduated from my online poetry class! Here's the certificate: https://www.coursera.org/maestro/api/certificate/get_certificate?course_id=972128 I'm so proud of myself. I worked so hard but it was fun!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Eternal (Tantalize, #2)Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is about a teenager named Miranda and her guardian angel, Zachary. She gets kidnapped and becomes a vampire and Zachary's powers get taken away for revealing it to a human while trying to rescue Miranda from the vampire. It's a horror story and a love story. Now, he has to try to save her soul without powers and Miranda has to break-free from her vampire creator's control. I liked how it changes point-of-views every other chapter. It's dark, romantic, and real good page turner.


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Witches by Christopher Rawson #ChildhoodMemories

Stories of Witches (Young Reading Series 1)Stories of Witches by Christopher Rawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Even though it has been many, many years since I've read this, I have fond memories of the book. This book of witch tales began my obsession with witches and I always made my mom or sister read  it to me. I also took it everywhere with me when I was little. I loved it.


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