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Transcript for December 18th, 2010: A UF Winter Wonderland of Christmas Weirdness & Other Merry Holiday Mayhem

This weekโ€™s TOPIC: โ€˜Tis the season for superstition, Santa and spirits – among other things! Urban fantasy is everywhere during holidays!

Whether you celebrate Xmas, Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or something else) thereโ€™s a whole lot of paranormal this time of year! From Saint Nick and elves invading houses to zombie carols and antlered winter hunters, thereโ€™s a little UF for everyone…

And we have GIFTS! For YOU!! Up for grabs: Wolfsbane & Mistletoe antho, Zombie Xmas Carols, Holidays Are Hell antho, Haunted Holidays antho, Naked City antho!!

Apologies for the delay – I wanted to confirm the order of our guest authors being Q&A’d in January before posting any sort of announcement because… that’s right! We have TWO authors being interviewed in the first month and more lined up for February and beyond! (Details for our January 8th return at the end.)

Official UFchat questions are in YELLOW.

Resources/ topic-related links are in BLUE.

5:54 pm jimnduncan: RT @inkgypsy: Lots to win today in #UFchat! Xmas/Yule themed w ghosts (& goats!) of past/future, invading elves + more UF seasonal-weird. 3pmPST Pls RT
6:00 pm UF_Chat: #Ufchat gets spirit of GIVEAWAYS today! Ghosts to elves, goats to mistletoe, headless shadows to baby puddings – chat Xmas UF style! 3pmPST
6:00 pm inkgypsy: #Ufchat gets spirit of GIVEAWAYS today! Ghosts to elves, goats to mistletoe, headless shadows to baby puddings – chat Xmas UF style! 3pmPST
7:00 pm inkgypsy: “People born on Xmas fortunate as supposedly can’t drown/hang OR unfortunate as see ghosts & spirits…” More in #UFchat today! 3pmPST
7:01 pm UF_Chat: “People born on Xmas fortunate as supposedly can’t drown/hang OR unfortunate as see ghosts & spirits…” More in #UFchat today! 3pmPST
7:45 pm inkgypsy: Look what we have for you to win in our Xmas/Yule/holiday themed #UFchat today! http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pm PST/6pm EST (Pls RT)
7:45 pm UF_Chat: Look what we have for you to win in our Xmas/Yule/holiday themed #UFchat today! http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pm PST/6pm EST (Pls RT)
7:47 pm shadowflame1974: RT @UF_Chat: Look what we have for you to win in our Xmas/Yule/holiday themed #UFchat today! http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pm PST/6pm EST (Pls RT)
7:48 pm specficdb: RT @inkgypsy: Look what we have for you to win in our Xmas/Yule/holiday themed #UFchat today! http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pm PST/6pm EST (Pls RT)
7:50 pm PoseySessions: RT @inkgypsy: Look what we have for you to win in our Xmas/Yule/holiday themed #UFchat today! http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pm PST/6pm EST (Pls RT)
8:00 pm UF_Chat: “Some believe those born on Xmas Eve turn into ghosts every year while sleeping…” (Remedy revealed in 3 hrs: #UFchat 3pmPST + GIVEAWAYS!)
8:00 pm inkgypsy: “Some believe those born on Xmas Eve turn into ghosts every year while sleeping…” (Remedy revealed in 3 hrs: #UFchat 3pmPST + GIVEAWAYS!)
8:02 pm shadowflame1974: RT @inkgypsy: “Some believe those born on Xmas Eve turn into ghosts every year while sleeping…” (Remedy revealed in 3 hrs: #UFchat 3pmPST + GIVEAWAYS!)
9:00 pm UF_Chat: 2 hrs to last #UFchat of 2010! LOTS GIVEAWAYS!! Xmas/Yule themed season of superstition & winter weirdness! Come chat & WIN! 3pmPST Pls RT
9:00 pm inkgypsy: 2 hrs to last #UFchat of 2010! LOTS GIVEAWAYS!! Xmas/Yule themed season of superstition & winter weirdness! Come chat & WIN! 3pmPST Pls RT
9:41 pm shadowflame1974: An hour and 15 mins to #UFchat, Xmas themes and giveaways!
9:57 pm scootercarlyle: @inkgypsy Thank you so much. I’ll be there today if the toddler is still asleep! #UFchat
10:00 pm inkgypsy: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:00 pm UF_Chat: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:00 pm Jess_Haines: RT @inkgypsy: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:05 pm J_GriffinB: RT @inkgypsy: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:06 pm J_GriffinB: RT @UF_Chat: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:09 pm J_GriffinB: @cvaldezmiller @saramcclung @Karen_Hooper @gina_penn #UFChat beginith in a fitty-uno minutoes.
10:10 pm shadowflame1974: 50 minutes to Winter Wonderland #UFchat Come and see what things go bump on Christmas eve!
10:13 pm inkgypsy: @crookedfang AWesome! BTW we’re having lots of giveaways on #UFchat today. Wanna come? You could win somethin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰
10:15 pm crookedfang: RT @inkgypsy: 1 hr till #UFchat digs up the dirt on the Xmas supernatural underworld! We have BOOKS TO WIN too!! (our gift to you) 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
10:22 pm leapetra: @inkgypsy Any sign of Krampus in this chat tonight #ufchat
10:26 pm shadowflame1974: Grab the sleigh bells and watch the mistletoe, we have #UFchat coming up in 30 minutes. Giveaways to some of our participants today!
10:27 pm sandrawickham: RT @shadowflame1974: Grab the sleigh bells and watch the mistletoe, we have #UFchat coming up in 30 minutes. Giveaways to some of our participants today!
10:28 pm sandrawickham: @shadowflame1974 #UFchat is always on when I’m sitting down to write! Ack!! I’ll still peek in… ๐Ÿ˜€
10:30 pm inkgypsy: 30 mins to last #UFchat of 2010! Xmas with a UF take today + BOOKS TO WIN! (multiple chances) Lookee here: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pmPST
10:30 pm UF_Chat: 30 mins to last #UFchat of 2010! Xmas with a UF take today + BOOKS TO WIN! (multiple chances) Lookee here: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pmPST
10:30 pm J_GriffinB: RT @UF_Chat: 30 mins to last #UFchat of 2010! Xmas with a UF take today + BOOKS TO WIN! (multiple chances) Lookee here: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo 3pmPST
10:45 pm UF_Chat: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:45 pm inkgypsy: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:45 pm shadowflame1974: 15 minutes until #UFchat! Bring your stocking because we have gifts!
10:46 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery Will call when the movie is over. ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, you should come to #UFChat!
10:46 pm JulieeJohnsonn: RT @UF_Chat: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:46 pm sandrawickham: RT @inkgypsy: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:47 pm specficdb: RT @UF_Chat: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:48 pm inkgypsy: Putting on my #UFchat Santa hat (& my boots – of course!) for the Xmas/Yule themed UF GIVEAWAY DAY today!
10:48 pm inkgypsy: RT @shadowflame1974: 15 minutes until #UFchat! Bring your stocking because we have gifts!
10:48 pm melissacarmic: RT @inkgypsy: Oh come all ye faithful #UFchat folk! 15 min countdown to our last #UFChat of 2010! Xmas themed w gifts for U! Multi chances to win. 3pmPST
10:49 pm shadowflame1974: going to have to bail in a few for #UFchat everyone is welcome to hop over when you are done here ๐Ÿ˜€ We have Giveaways ๐Ÿ˜‰ #cyberpunkchat
10:50 pm UF_Chat: Primer for #UFchat early birds: An Urban Fantasy Holiday in 12 Days http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #UFchat
10:50 pm inkgypsy: Primer for #UFchat early birds: An Urban Fantasy Holiday in 12 Days http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #UFchat
10:50 pm UF_Chat: A UF Winter Wonderland of Xmas Weirdness & Other Merry Holiday Mayhem + GIFTS for YOU! (http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo ) #UFchat in 11 mins!
10:50 pm inkgypsy: A UF Winter Wonderland of Xmas Weirdness & Other Merry Holiday Mayhem + GIFTS for YOU! (http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo ) #UFchat in 11 mins!
10:51 pm inkgypsy: Primer #2 for @UFchat early birds: Season of Superstition http://bit.ly/icr8Nz #UFchat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: Primer #2 for @UFchat early birds: Season of Superstition http://bit.ly/icr8Nz #UFchat
10:51 pm leapetra: RT @uf_chat: A UF Winter Wonderland of Xmas Weirdness & Other Merry Holiday Mayhem + GIFTS for YOU! #UFchat in 11 mins!
10:54 pm sandrawickham: This is great! RT @inkgypsy: Primer for #UFchat early birds: An Urban Fantasy Holiday in 12 Days http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #UFchat
10:57 pm UF_Chat: Have you read @Jayewells urban fantasy take on 12 days? It’s today’s #UFchat primer! http://bit.ly/5S4FQD 4 mins till we start + GIVEAWAYS!
10:57 pm inkgypsy: Have you read @Jayewells urban fantasy take on 12 days? It’s today’s #UFchat primer! http://bit.ly/5S4FQD 4 mins till we start + GIVEAWAYS!
10:58 pm ajackwriting: RT @sandrawickham: This is great! RT @inkgypsy: Primer for #UFchat early birds: An Urban Fantasy Holiday in 12 Days http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #UFchat
10:58 pm inkgypsy: Hmm – might be good… #UFchat #scifichat RT @SciFiTweetn: Dollhouse Comic Coming in March http://bit.ly/ibzH1W
11:00 pm UF_Chat: 3, 2… & now live with #UFchat! It?s the Xmas edition and we have GIFTS! (Yes ? you?ve all been such good brain food this year.) #ufchat
11:00 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat Woo hoo!
11:00 pm UF_Chat: 1st: Apologies for not getting Q&A w Merrie transcript up ? been wk of vet emergencies. Working on it. Hope to have it up v soon. #ufchat
11:00 pm UF_Chat: TODAY: Whether you celebrate Xmas, Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or something else) there?s a whole lot of paranormal this time of year! #ufchat
11:01 pm UF_Chat: From Saint Nick and elves invading houses to zombie carols and antlered winter hunters, there?s a little UF for everyone. #ufchat
11:01 pm UF_Chat: Giveaways will happen DURING #UFchat for participants ? stay sharp & be ready to use your google-fu to scavenge for answers? #ufchat
11:01 pm UF_Chat: There are 3 chances to win DURING the chat & extra TRIPLE book prize at end for writers up for a little holiday UF challenge. #ufchat
11:01 pm UF_Chat: Up for grabs: Wolfsbane & Mistletoe antho, Zombie Xmas Carols, Holidays Are Hell antho, Haunted Holidays antho, Naked City antho!! #ufchat
11:02 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat Wow! And hooray!! #UFchat
11:02 pm UF_Chat: See here: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo for covers & info on books to be won today! #ufchat
11:02 pm UF_Chat: TODAY: ?Tis the season for superstition, Santa and spirits – among other things! Urban fantasy is everywhere during holidays! #ufchat
11:02 pm UF_Chat: Reminder: ?S? stands for statement, which will be followed by a ?Q? (a related #UFchat question for discussion). #ufchat
11:02 pm UF_Chat: Today we?ll have ?Xmas Potluck?: fun questions, scavenger ?google-hunts? (books to win!), chat re Xmas/Yule lore & UF possibilities. #ufchat
11:02 pm sandrawickham: Check this out people!! RT @UF_Chat: See here: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo for covers & info on books to be won today! #ufchat
11:03 pm J_GriffinB: (S) Here now. #UFchat
11:03 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€
11:03 pm UF_Chat: Q1: Ghosts were Xmas regulars long before Scrooge. Why do you think that is? (Don’t worry – will let you know when PRIZE Qs up!) #ufchat
11:03 pm jamigold: Awesome! I love it! RT @UF_Chat: Have you read @Jayewells urban fantasy take on 12 days? http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #UFchat #urbanfantasy
11:03 pm leapetra: Cannot wait #ufchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB @Jess_Haines @sandrawickham @jamigold @leapetra Hello all! #ufchat
11:04 pm Diane_Amy: @leapetra when is #ufchat?
11:04 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat Q1: Perhaps it’s a time for people to think of family passed on? Friends passed on??#UFchat
11:04 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat because it’s so close to the solstice. the veil was thinner then. #ufchat
11:04 pm leapetra: @Diane_Amy Right now! #ufchat
11:04 pm J_GriffinB: @Diane_Amy Now. #UFchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: Ghosts and Christmas go together… why do you think that is? #ufchat
11:04 pm NicolePeeler: RT @inkgypsy: Putting on my #UFchat Santa hat (& my boots – of course!) for the Xmas/Yule themed UF GIVEAWAY DAY today!
11:05 pm UF_Chat: @Diane_Amy Starting right now! Join us. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:05 pm leapetra: @Diane_Amy http://tweetchat.com/room/ufchat #ufchat
11:05 pm J_GriffinB: A1 Because the season also marks the new year, and Xmas was adapted from earlier religious holidays having different meanings. #UFchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra Wonder what they do between Halloween & Xmas? Hang & Haunt? ๐Ÿ˜€ (story story!) #ufchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: Q1a: What other ghosts/spirits besides past/present/future are associated with Xmas/Yule you know of? #ufchat
11:05 pm J_GriffinB: A1 Venerate the spirits of your ancestors. #UFchat
11:06 pm gina_penn: Newbie to #ufchat!
11:07 pm inkgypsy: #freebies #giveaway #UFchat RIGHT NOW! Come join us – talk Xmas, get gifts! Use the hashtag to participate. Merry UF giveaway day!
11:07 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A1a the general “Christmas Spirit” ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:07 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A1a Isn’t the Horned Hunt one? #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: @gina_penn Welcome! Jump in – all comments welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: S: Xmas tree lights originally lanterns hung on tree to show spirits the way home. Candles still used regularly in windows at Xmas. #ufchat
11:07 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A1a I’m drawing a blank, lol. I know there definitely are some, but I can’trecall which they are.
11:07 pm J_GriffinB: @gina_penn Welcome, lovely! Gina has great horror chops, folks! #UFchat
11:07 pm LGwenn: Hey I finally made it to a #UFChat ! #ufchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: Q1b: What is the connection between ghosts and light? Is it different at Xmas? #ufchat
11:08 pm UF_Chat: @LGwenn Welcome! It’s merry giveaway day today in #UFchat! ๐Ÿ˜€
11:08 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A1b My recollection is that people used to put candles in their windows at night to guide people/spirits to their homes.
11:08 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A1a spirits or creatures. There are so many associated. #ufchat
11:08 pm UF_Chat: Q1c: Are ghosts thought of differently/fondly at Xmas compared to eg Halloween? Why? #ufchat
11:09 pm jamigold: @leapetra Thanks for the TweetChat link. I’m trying to figure this out. #ufchat
11:09 pm StacyMaynard: Hey all thanks Jess for tweeting about this, I have never heard of it. #ufchat
11:09 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A1b the shortest day of the year, the longest night, makes more sense that ghosts would come #ufchat
11:09 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A1b Was just researching candles for current WIP, used to fend off evil spirits. Maybe relevance with xmas time?! #UFchat
11:09 pm LGwenn: Q1bI think it is winter in general– the days are darker…things are dying…so we are more aware of death and of light #ufchat
11:09 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A1b Would we not all be ghosts if the light of spring didn’t return, a reason for offering things at the winter solstice? #UFchat
11:10 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Q1c I would assume so. Halloween’s more mischievous in nature whereas xmas is more family-based/recalling deceased family #ufchat
11:10 pm UF_Chat: I’m going to let people warm up & trickle in before asking a GIVEAWAY question – ok? I’ll make it REALLY clear. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:10 pm leapetra: @jamigold Nice thing about the tweetchat, you don’t have to worry about the hashtag #ufchat
11:10 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A1c Could go back to what @leapetra said about the general “Christmas Spirit”! People feeling warm and generous… #UFchat
11:10 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Thank ya! ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:10 pm gina_penn: Thanks! And Thanks to Griffin for sounding the warning bell on this one. #UFchat
11:10 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB Ooh deep! And please write that story! #ufchat
11:11 pm sandrawickham: @leapetra Oh really? Cuz I’ve forgotten the hashtag at least once! Maybe I should switch to tweetchat. #UFchat
11:11 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A1c I think at Christmas people are thinking positive thoughts about the mysteries of the world. #ufchat
11:11 pm specficdb: RT @UF_Chat: I’m going to let people warm up & trickle in before asking a GIVEAWAY question – ok? I’ll make it REALLY clear. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:11 pm UF_Chat: Q2: With antho title Wolfsbane & Mistletoe as inspiration, what unique aspects of season think would appeal/repel vampires & why? #ufchat
11:11 pm J_GriffinB: @sandrawickham It is easiest to use: http://tweetchat.com/room/UFchat #UFchat
11:11 pm LGwenn: http://tweetchat.com/room/ufchat <<<tweetchat for #UFChat #ufchat
11:12 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A2 I think that it gets darker earlier and people are more inviting would tend to draw more vampires.
11:12 pm UF_Chat: S: If Santa needs replacing (benevolent) vampire might do job well! (Super speed/strength, long lived, red outfit? Just sayin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:12 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Q2: All the Christmas lights & xmas spirit might repel vampires #ufchat
11:12 pm PoseySessions: RT @UF_Chat: I’m going to let people warm up & trickle in before asking a GIVEAWAY question – ok? I’ll make it REALLY clear. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:12 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A2 (cont) The general merriment might disgust and repel some of them, though. *g*
11:12 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat Easy for a Vamp to hunt during the New Years parties, Christmas parties… #UFchat
11:13 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat #ufchat LOL, only if it’s red leather, baby!
11:13 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Death stepped in once! he he #ufchat
11:13 pm Book_Faery: @J_GriffinB Oh yeah, lots of people drinking that eggnog haha #ufchat
11:13 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Ooh nice – thresholds less guarded due to general good feelings & generosity? Oh boy… #ufchat
11:13 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat LOL, oh yeah. Drunk people everywhere!
11:13 pm LGwenn: Q2- but all the people outside of their homes caroling on a long night… #ufchat
11:13 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat #ufchat Absolutely. Think how easy it would be to take advantage.
11:13 pm UF_Chat: Q2a: What about werewolves? How would they fit with the current Xmas traditions/stories/superstitions? #ufchat
11:14 pm leapetra: As a vampire most ppl invite any one in during the holidays. #ufchat
11:14 pm J_GriffinB: @Book_Faery Even the vamps that look a bit off. “Man, I must have been beer-goggling something fierce last night!” #UFchat
11:14 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat #ufchat A2a Weres would most likely hate all the strong scents associated with the season. Sensitive noses, and all that.
11:15 pm Book_Faery: #ufchat Dress the werewolves up as reindeer! Rudolph noses and those car antlers. Bet you’d they’d get mad fast ๐Ÿ˜›
11:15 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A2a I think they’d like all the food, though. Hehe. People tend to have huge spreads at their Xmas and New Year’s parties.
11:15 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Think about all those layers & coats (ha ha) to hide under too tho – could be useful.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat
11:15 pm TeresaDAmario: @Book_Faery oh now that’s just mean! LOL #ufchat
11:15 pm UF_Chat: @Book_Faery LOL! #UFchat
11:16 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat I like the pissed off druid. You cut the mistletoe I needed for my potion o world domination so U could get laid? DIE! #UFchat
11:16 pm UF_Chat: Q3: Zombie Santa parodies are common Creepy Christmas greetings now? Why pick zombies to emulate/parody Santa? #ufchat
11:16 pm leapetra: S werewolves would love the family aspect. The pack around the fire and such #ufchat
11:16 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery #ufchat ROFL! Like Chaz and his antlers! http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blogspot.com/2010/12/guest-blog-jess-haines.html
11:16 pm shadowflame1974: @J_GriffinB lol #UFchat
11:16 pm sandrawickham: @UF_chat I’m still trying to figure out tweetchat…LOL. #UFchat
11:17 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra Xlnt point – would be a good reason to have a giant gathering which wouldn’t draw attention, complete w weird rituals! #UFchat
11:17 pm Book_Faery: A3: Santa’s almost like an immortal figure due to the xmas tradition. Maybe Santa really is undead #ufchat
11:17 pm Book_Faery: @J_GriffinB LMAO vampire beer goggles. Classic #ufchat
11:17 pm shadowflame1974: @sandrawickham did you get logged in hon? #UFchat
11:17 pm gina_penn: @J_GriffinB #UFchat – you wouldn’t?
11:17 pm inkgypsy: @sandrawickham If you go on web to tweetchat.com & use #UFchat hashtag it shows you all entries as posted & adds hashtag FOR you – easier.
11:18 pm leapetra: A3 Rare Imports a new movie. Santa is dug out of his burial mound and he is not happy #ufchat
11:18 pm Book_Faery: @TeresaDAmario @UF_Chat You could bribe the weres with lots of food and booze ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe they’d wear the antlers if they got trashed #ufchat
11:18 pm UF_Chat: @Book_Faery Now you’re drinking my cool-aid! (egg nog?) Agree! #ufchat
11:19 pm J_GriffinB: IIII saaaaw Mommy kissing the dead dude got caught in the chimney last night? #UFchat
11:19 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat Blargh, trying to get TweetChat going…
11:19 pm leapetra: a3 or was it Rare Exports, I cant remember #ufchat
11:19 pm UF_Chat: GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE 1: What IS remedy if U turn into a ghost every Xmas Eve (on birthday)? 1st to answer + link to source wins! GO! #ufchat
11:19 pm sandrawickham: @inkgypsy I’m in! I think tweetdeck might be faster though..but without the auto hashtag. I’ll manage with one or the other! Thanks #UFchat
11:19 pm jamigold: What kind of para creature would Santa be? RT @Book_Faery: A3: Santas almost like an immortal figure due to the xmas tradition. #ufchat
11:19 pm Jinxie_G: RT @UF_Chat: GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE 1: What IS remedy if U turn into a ghost every Xmas Eve (on birthday)? 1st to answer + link to source wins! GO! #ufchat
11:20 pm UF_Chat: @sandrawickham I actualy have both open for that reason. ๐Ÿ˜€ I like your brains… braaaaaiiiinssss!!! ;D #UFchat
11:20 pm LGwenn: GAC_counting the holes in a sieve #ufchat
11:20 pm daggyvamp: RT @UF_Chat: S: If Santa needs replacing (benevolent) vampire might do job well! (Super speed/strength, long lived, red outfit? Just sayin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:20 pm J_GriffinB: @Book_Faery With norse or irish weres you could count on drinking insane amounts of alcohol. Time to play light the tail, anyone? #UFchat
11:20 pm leapetra: @LGwenn Beat me too it! ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:20 pm Book_Faery: @JamiGold Mrs. Claus is a vampire and she bit Santa… Lots of easy access to blood. That or he’s the cookie monster in disguise #ufchat
11:20 pm gina_penn: @J_GriffinB Now there’s a new awesome xmas song… #UFchat
11:21 pm UF_Chat: @LGwenn 1/2 way there! I need your source link… Quick! #ufchat
11:21 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Challenge Ans 1 — count holes in a sieve from 11 to 12 http://bit.ly/fxKGoS #UFchat
11:21 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat I could totally use some eggnog right now :D! #ufchat
11:22 pm jamigold: LOL! Could be… RT @EverettMaroon: @JamiGold I think Santa is a fat Elf. #ufchat
11:22 pm Jess_Haines: @JamiGold Isn’t he called an elf in several Xmas carols and such? #UFchat
11:22 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery #UFchat Ick, I actually hate the taste of eggnog, lol
11:22 pm gina_penn: I’ve always wondered what Santa would look like as a zombie… #UFchat
11:22 pm sandrawickham: YES! With rum, of course… RT @Book_Faery: @UF_Chat I could totally use some eggnog right now :D! #ufchat
11:23 pm UF_Chat: Oh boy! Remember 2 parts to answer challenge! Answer PLUS source to win! Sorry @LGwenn – more chances coming! #ufchat
11:23 pm leapetra: @Jess_Haines I like the theory that Santa, might be Odin in disguise #ufchat
11:23 pm UF_Chat: Winner of Challenge 1 is: @Jess_Haines CONGRATS! You?ve won a copy of Zombie Carols! DM me mailing addy & email at end pls. #ufchat
11:23 pm Book_Faery: @J_GriffinB Drunken dog sleds? #ufchat
11:23 pm Jess_Haines: @leapetra #UFchat Ohh, I’ve never heard that one…
11:23 pm leapetra: to heck with egg nog. Give me Glogg!!!! #ufchat
11:23 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Woo hoo!! ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFchat
11:24 pm UF_Chat: Q4: What less-used UF creatures might be more ?active? or ?at home? during the holiday season in our world? Why? #ufchat
11:24 pm MerrieDestefano: Oooh. Vampire Santa. Very cool. Or werewolf Santa, delivering presents, but oh, no. It’s a full moon! #UFchat
11:24 pm sandrawickham: @Jess_Haines Yay! Congrats. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
11:24 pm Book_Faery: DEF!! RT @sandrawickham: YES! With rum, of course… RT @Book_Faery: @UF_Chat I could totally use some eggnog right now :D! #ufchat
11:24 pm J_GriffinB: @Book_Faery First one to pass out gets his tail lit on fire, then the rest of the pack chases the flaming Were. #UFchat
11:24 pm leapetra: @Jess_Haines other than not being blind in one eye, Santa looks like Odin #ufchat
11:24 pm jamigold: @Jess_Haines I think you’re right about that. But they always portray him as being taller than the other elves too. #ufchat
11:25 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A4: The hearth spirit should be basking in holiday glow. #UFchat
11:25 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A4 Fairies that light up when they fly. LOL. #UFchat
11:25 pm J_GriffinB: @leapetra @Jess_Haines Could be a glass eye. #UFchat
11:25 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A4 Bogarts, poltergeist, brownies, #ufchat
11:25 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra I always thought so too! Esp since his CocaCola artist makeover! (Santa like Odin but 2 working eyes) #ufchat
11:25 pm leapetra: @J_GriffinB That would explain the twinkle in his eye #ufchat
11:25 pm UF_Chat: Q4a: Trolls are common in stories ? incl Xmas ones ? in Scandanavia/Norway. Why do they work with Xmas? #ufchat
11:26 pm J_GriffinB: A4 Angels. #UFchat
11:26 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A4: Whatever those beings from the Elves and Shoemaker story are supposed to be. #ufchat
11:26 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat OMG, losing track of convo, need a sec to catch up…!
11:26 pm J_GriffinB: A4: Saints and Martyrs. #UFchat
11:26 pm leapetra: A4a @UF_Chat THE YULE LADS #ufchat
11:26 pm sharlascroggs: @leapetra ok now I want eggnog…but what is Glogg? #ufchat
11:27 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat A4 Flying reindeer, lol
11:27 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB I like fire spirits/elementals – not used enough (thankful for @Laura_Bickle‘s series!) #ufchat
11:27 pm sandrawickham: @Jess_Haines Well, if you’d stop celebrating your big win and pay attention…HA!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat
11:27 pm UF_Chat: Q4b: How might very different creatures like mermaids celebrate the holidays? What about other popular UF creatures? #ufchat
11:27 pm leapetra: The yule lads were the kids of two trolls. They liked the kids and give them gifts #ufchat
11:27 pm Jess_Haines: @sandrawickham What’s that? Sorry, I was too busy cavorting with glee to notice. ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFchat
11:27 pm UF_Chat: (In case you’re wondering there are a LOT of mermaids appearing in YA UF in particular right now.) #ufchat
11:27 pm leapetra: @sharlascroggs A mulled wine with vodka or brandy #ufchat
11:27 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat 4b Mermaids? Would they even notice the change of seasons at the bottom of the ocean floor?
11:28 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat A4b: Mermaids can use seaweed for wreaths! And seaglass for lights. #ufchat
11:28 pm sandrawickham: @Book_Faery Nice. #ufchat
11:28 pm UF_Chat: S: Clement Moore (author of Twas the Night Before Christmas/A Visit from Saint Nicholas poem) called Santa ?an elf?. #ufchat
11:28 pm Olcracker: RT @leapetra: The yule lads were the kids of two trolls. They liked the kids and give them gifts #ufchat
11:28 pm shadowflame1974: can you imagine all of the soggy wrapping paper or do they use sea weeds #UFchat
11:28 pm J_GriffinB: @Jess_Haines Yes, at least in the tidal temperatures. More of an annual thing. #UFchat
11:28 pm UF_Chat: @Book_Faery OOh seaglass lights! Pretty! Plus that luminous algae on the waves stuff would be handy too. #ufchat
11:29 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines If you’re Ariel you’re chillin on rocks watching humanity anyway, so why not! ๐Ÿ˜› #ufchat
11:29 pm UF_Chat: Q5: Why do you think he used that description to describe Saint Nick? Is Santa an Uber-elf? #ufchat
11:29 pm Jess_Haines: @J_GriffinB @Book_Faery #UFchat I’m trying to imagine what they’d make ornaments out of. Coral?
11:29 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Yes, definitely! And I bet you they could use fish scales #ufchat
11:29 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A4b: Would all the shiny lights and decorations distract/confuse dragons or those into acquisitions? #ufchat
11:29 pm J_GriffinB: @Jess_Haines Though where they would get christian idea from, I know not. #UFchat
11:29 pm UF_Chat: Q6: What might be a good gift for Frankenstein?s monster? Why? #ufchat
11:30 pm Jess_Haines: @JamiGold #UFchat DUDE. Dragons celebrating Christmas sounds like an AWESOME idea for a story!
11:30 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat A hug due to never being accepted in his life #ufchat
11:30 pm UF_Chat: I think I’ve derailed everyone with the mermaid question… LOL! #ufchat
11:30 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat #UFchat A fire extinguisher. For obvious reasons. ๐Ÿ˜€
11:30 pm Book_Faery: Whoops, that was A6 #ufchat
11:30 pm shadowflame1974: elves are immortal and have the mysterious aspects. Plus they aren’t afraid to leave warning for those who are bad #UFchat
11:30 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat The fattest elf, given hormones to raise the beard? Or perhaps an elf dated one of those trolls? #UFchat
11:30 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat That was A6 btw, lol
11:31 pm Jess_Haines: @J_GriffinB #UFchat Study of humanity from afar?
11:31 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Yeah I forgot D: & yeah ornaments could be fish or coral or shells? #ufchat
11:31 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB Xmas shares a lot with midwinter festivals of many cultures. Christians ‘appropriated’ & used for own purposes (smart). #ufchat
11:31 pm jamigold: @Jess_Haines Hah! I have a dragon WIP, I might have to add a Christmas scene. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:31 pm J_GriffinB: A6 and perhaps Santa is the offspring. #UFchat
11:31 pm Jess_Haines: @J_GriffinB DO EEEEET. I wanna see! ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFchat
11:31 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines LOL! #ufchat
11:31 pm UF_Chat: Q6a: How might Jekyll & Hyde celebrate/wreck the season? Would it be a good time of yr or a bad time for him/them? #ufchat
11:31 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat Or perhaps an apostle fell for the siren song? #UFchat
11:31 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat I want to go back to this mermaid thing. I’m intrigued. What about Jewish mermaids? Coral for their menorahs, too? LOL
11:32 pm UF_Chat: Q7: Speaking of gifts, what would be some great gifts for UF writers and/or readers? #ufchat
11:32 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat Giving rise to Christianity among the Mer… #UFchat
11:32 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat A7 Speaking as a writer, books. All books, all the time. ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFchat
11:32 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB Mary Magdalene was a mermaid..? Interesting! #ufchat
11:32 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat A7: more books! ๐Ÿ˜› #ufchat
11:32 pm J_GriffinB: Ships lost at sea were taken for their religious iconography… Wow… I’m a fountain today. #UFchat
11:32 pm UF_Chat: Q7a: What are some items/tools discoveries that made your writing life easier this past year? #ufchat
11:33 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery I want the antho with the Jim Butcher story. D: #UFchat
11:33 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat Yeah, I’m with @Jess_Haines. I’m a book slut. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:33 pm UF_Chat: Q7b: What?s on YOUR Xmas UF writing/reading wishlist? Pls share! #ufchat
11:33 pm leapetra: In case you are wondering about the Yule Lads and the Black Cat http://www.simnet.is/gardarj/yule5.htm #ufchat
11:33 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Ahh with Patty Briggs? Me too x_x #ufchat
11:33 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A7 Definitely books. Or, a dream critique from a UF author!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:33 pm UF_Chat: Resource: Top Ten gifts for Fantasy of Science Fiction Writers: http://bit.ly/fgElbE #ufchat
11:33 pm J_GriffinB: A7a: SCRIVENER! #UFchat
11:33 pm UF_Chat: Resource 2: Great gifts for geeks & sci-fi & fantasy fans: http://bit.ly/ecCczA #ufchat
11:33 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat A7A I think it was last year that I discovered it, but I โค the Absolute Write forum. #UFchat
11:34 pm shadowflame1974: this has made my life easier http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com/ so LOVE it #UFchat
11:34 pm UF_Chat: @jamigold Guilty also (think most of us are – can’t stuff enough bookshelves into my house!) #ufchat
11:34 pm leapetra: A7b get book 3 edited. #ufchat
11:34 pm shadowflame1974: @J_GriffinB I didn’t like scrivener. too buggy and didn’t allow for as much customization #UFchat
11:34 pm Diane_Amy: Hi, sorry I’m late. *trying to catch up* #ufchat
11:34 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A7a Twitter! I love Twitter. It makes getting connected to writer community so much easier. #ufchat
11:34 pm Jess_Haines: #UFchat Ohhh, that’s right. I just got on Twitter like… a few weeks ago.
11:35 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Isn’t that an amazing forum? So great to mine + connect with ‘serious’ (I write because I must) writers. #ufchat
11:35 pm UF_Chat: @jamigold Me too! Huge plus! #ufchat
11:35 pm UF_Chat: Q7c: Even if just starting, what?s on your wishlist to help you achieve your writing goals? Are any UF/fantasy/sci-fi scpecific? #ufchat
11:35 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Heck yeah! I always lurk around there and help out newbs as much as I can. Love the SYW forum, too. #UFchat
11:35 pm J_GriffinB: @shadowflame1974 As opposed to what? And were you running it on a Mac or?? #UFchat
11:35 pm UF_Chat: GIVEAWAY 2: What mythical creature accompanied St Nick to punish bad kids? Why must kids be asleep? 1st answer+link source wins! GO! #ufchat
11:35 pm sandrawickham: @Jess_Haines @UF_Chat You’re making me feel guilty cuz I’m not on AW as much as I used to be!! But that’ s cuz I’m busy writing. #UFchat
11:36 pm Diane_Amy: I agree. Absolute Write is a fantastic resource. Great people. #ufchat
11:36 pm shadowflame1974: @J_GriffinB windows and compared to LSB http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com/ for me no contest ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat
11:36 pm Jess_Haines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus Krampus! #ufchat
11:36 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat krampus http://tinyurl.com/757bn #ufchat
11:36 pm shadowflame1974: I’m still working on the AW angle #UFchat
11:37 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat Giveaway 2: But why must they be asleep?? #UFchat
11:37 pm Diane_Amy: Since I’m unpublished right now, I found that connecting with others like me is a great resource. I started a FB group for us. #ufchat
11:38 pm UF_Chat: Winner of Challenge 2 is: @Book_Faery CONGRATS! You?ve won copy of Wolfsbane & Mistletoe antho! DM mailing addy & email at end pls. #ufchat
11:38 pm Jess_Haines: @sandrawickham Aw, don’t feel bad. I only go one at my lunch break Mon-Fri. #ufchat
11:38 pm UF_Chat: Q8: What standard Western Xmas characters/creatures are common for the season (all holidays)? #ufchat
11:38 pm J_GriffinB: @shadowflame1974 Seamless operation on my Mac, and lots of options for custimizing. I am happy, certainly won’t go back to Word #ufchat
11:38 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery Woot, congrats! #ufchat
11:39 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat angels #ufchat
11:39 pm pattilarsen: mind telling me what #ufchat stands for?
11:39 pm UF_Chat: @sandrawickham Oops you’re right! @Book_Faery you got part 2 to answer still – quick! #ufchat
11:39 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A8 Angels, Spirits, Ghosts #ufchat
11:39 pm Jess_Haines: AFK one sec, distracted by phone call #ufchat
11:39 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A8: Elves #ufchat
11:40 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat They’re scared into being asleep. If they’re caught up the Krampus will think they were bad http://tinyurl.com/2dbwbp #ufchat
11:40 pm Laura_Bickle: Thanks for remembering Sparky the salamander! ๐Ÿ˜‰ @UF_Chat @J_GriffinB I like fire spirits/elementals – not used enough #ufchat
11:40 pm shadowflame1974: @J_GriffinB well Scrivner beta ate a short story the first week I used it. Got scared but am loving LSB. #UFchat
11:40 pm UF_Chat: @PattiLarsen Urban fantasy chat ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
11:40 pm leapetra: @pattilarsen Urban Fantasy Chat #ufchat
11:40 pm pattilarsen: LOL THANKS! #ufchat
11:40 pm TeresaDAmario: @Book_Faery @UF_Chat #ufchat LOL Well, only booze actually gets them drunk! Food, maybe that would work. LOL
11:40 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat & take them away in his sack #ufchat
11:40 pm UF_Chat: @Book_Faery Quick on Part 2 of challenge answer or I will re-open to the group!! #UFchat
11:41 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat I did answer ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:41 pm UF_Chat: @Book_Faery You got it – CONGRATS!! #ufchat
11:41 pm UF_Chat: S: Starter list: Santa, elves, flying reindeer, Frosty Snowman, Jack Frost, Father Winter, less common: Cernunnos, Herne Hunter… #ufchat
11:41 pm UF_Chat: Q8a: How might any of these be ?UF compatible? in a story/plot? #ufchat
11:42 pm UF_Chat: Q8b: Consider Frosty & Jack Frost ?snow to life. Many maiden/children/wife stories in cultures. Why is snow/ice personified so much? #ufchat
11:42 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A8a: Oh, I could easily see a Jack Frost UF story. #ufchat
11:42 pm Book_Faery: @UF_Chat A8a: Snowmen could be animated by an evil ice witch and try to take over a city, maybe. #ufchat
11:42 pm leapetra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Goat just for another one #ufchat
11:42 pm Jess_Haines: I’m back! ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:42 pm UF_Chat: Q8c: What about a Cernunnos/Rudolph & Santa?s reindeer mash-up play out? (with or without Santa) #ufchat
11:43 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat A8c O.o #ufchat
11:43 pm Book_Faery: @TeresaDAmario Food coma? ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:43 pm J_GriffinB: A8a Timelines: The Horned Hunter will be arriving shortly. Please have your talisman or become prey for the Hunt. #ufchat
11:43 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra I love yule goats! Wish they were more avail as ornaments. Have friened who want to make a yule goat tree. hee hee! #UFchat
11:43 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Dood, I should have Lucy animate snowmen!! #ufchat
11:43 pm UF_Chat: Q8c: What about a Cernunnos/Rudolph & Santa?s reindeer mash-up play out? (with or without Santa) #ufchat
11:44 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery DUDE. #ufchat
11:44 pm UF_Chat: Q8d: What about evil Santa/Krampus, have there been any instances in UF (books or TV) that drew on this mythology? #ufchat
11:44 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A8c Maybe a story about someone who looks after the reindeer during the “off season” #UFchat
11:44 pm MerrieDestefano: RT @Book_Faery: @UF_Chat A8a: Snowmen could be animated by an evil ice witch and try to take over a city, maybe. #ufchat << I love it!
11:44 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat A8d If there are, someone send it to me, quick, lol. #ufchat
11:44 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines YEAHHHH!! How awesome would that be?!?! #ufchat
11:44 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery WRITE IT SO I CAN READ IT, DANG IT. #ufchat
11:45 pm UF_Chat: Phew! Going to skip ahead on questions to get to next challenge faster – ‘k? Don’t freak out at number jump! #ufchat
11:45 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Supernatural did a few! #ufchat
11:45 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines OK IN BOOK 2! XD It’s almost winter then >:D Or maybe book 3 x.o #ufchat
11:45 pm UF_Chat: Q10: Xmas/Yule/midwinter is most superstitious time of the year. What traditions and superstitions can you think of? #ufchat
11:45 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A8d: An immortal creature who could get into any home? That could be freaky. #ufchat
11:45 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery Have I mentioned WANT? #ufchat
11:46 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra I am just now getting into Supernatural (toddler thing) – looking forward to that! #ufchat
11:46 pm MerrieDestefano: @UF_Chat Q8b: Maybe because it’s such a powerful force of nature, both deadly and beautiful. #UFchat
11:46 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines xDD I still have to revise book 1 though D: #ufchat
11:46 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery I knooooow, hurry, hurry!!! #ufchat
11:46 pm UF_Chat: S: Now imagine a whole bunch of these superstitions getting ?broken? with paranormal consequences (as people fear). #ufchat
11:46 pm UF_Chat: Q10a: What kinds of things might go wrong/get interesting? #ufchat
11:46 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery Tell you what, I will bug you to finish revising if you bug me to finish the Werewives novella. ๐Ÿ˜› #ufchat
11:47 pm UF_Chat: Q10b: What if you threw in a vampire/zombie/were/other creature into the mix? What might happen then? #ufchat
11:47 pm jamigold: @MerrieDestefano Yes, that’s a good answer to 8b! @UF_Chat #ufchat
11:47 pm J_GriffinB: Even the film Elf, had some interesting things to say about the power of belief. #ufchat
11:47 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat A10a *sings* It’s the end of the world as we know it…!
11:47 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Deal. Let’s start after your bday? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #ufchat
11:47 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Favorite one was the Wreath making family, turned out to be old gods. Needed a sacrifice #ufchat
11:47 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery o.o …that’s so soon. LOL #ufchat
11:48 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat What it people’s belief that santa was like the man in Bad Santa actually affected him. #ufchat
11:48 pm UF_Chat: Q11: Why is fire and light (& Yule log equiv.) so important during season & why so connected w spirits/ghosts & sentient shadows? #ufchat
11:48 pm RebeccaTLittle: @leapetra or a vampire delivery guy…only drawback is no daylight deliveries #ufchat
11:48 pm Jess_Haines: #ufchat is reminding me how little I know about Xmas holiday traditions, lol
11:49 pm sandrawickham: ME TOO!!! RT @Jess_Haines: #ufchat is reminding me how little I know about Xmas holiday traditions, lol
11:49 pm UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB That’s intriguing! Wow. The myth-making molds the myth-creature? #Ufchat
11:49 pm Book_Faery: Ditto :/ RT @sandrawickham: ME TOO!!! RT @Jess_Haines: #ufchat is reminding me how little I know about Xmas holiday traditions, lol
11:49 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A11 I linked the Yule Goat earlier, that is burned on Christmas eve #ufchat
11:49 pm MerrieDestefano: @UF_Chat Q11: Winter so long and dark. Light and fire give message of hope, of survival. #UFchat
11:49 pm jamigold: @UF_Chat A10b: That Gremlins movie had problems during Christmas time. Btwn crowds & traditions, there are many possibilities. #ufchat
11:50 pm Jess_Haines: I have so lost track of the questions, lol. ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:50 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Got lots of fun resources to tweet at end so you can catch up (& write even MORE books… ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:50 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat Yes, empowering and shaping that power. #ufchat
11:50 pm UF_Chat: @jamigold I completely forgot about Gremlins and I LOVE that movie! LOL Yay! #ufchat
11:50 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat OMG, did you hear I got another 3 book deal? ๐Ÿ˜€ LOTS more books coming! #ufchat
11:50 pm wulfshado: Phew…Finally made it in thru tweetchat. Waves ~ ~ ~ ~ #ufchat
11:50 pm Jess_Haines: @wulfshado Welcome aboard! ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
11:50 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Superstitions being broken + throw in a vamp/were/zombie/etc ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
11:50 pm J_GriffinB: @MerrieDestefano And once midwinter was past, you knew if there would be enough food to last through to spring. #ufchat
11:51 pm J_GriffinB: @Jess_Haines Congrats! #ufchat
11:51 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat #ufchat I think it would be awesome if a vampire was Santa and werewolves were the “reindeer”.
11:51 pm sandrawickham: @Jess_Haines Hooray and congrats on the books!! Yippeeee! (where IS that rum and eggnog?) #UFchat
11:51 pm Jess_Haines: @J_GriffinB Thank you! โค #ufchat
11:51 pm UF_Chat: @wulfshado Hi! Oh you might like to chime in on importance of fire & shadows during Xmas/Yule. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:51 pm jamigold: @Jess_Haines Oh cool, congrats! #ufchat
11:52 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines With little imps as Santa vampire’s elves!! #ufchat
11:52 pm Jess_Haines: @sandrawickham Hehe, eggnog sans the eggnog on me! *passes around the bottle o’ rum* #ufchat
11:52 pm MerrieDestefano: @J_GriffinB Yes, food. A powerful motivator! #ufchat
11:52 pm UF_Chat: DRUM ROLL: GIVEAWAY 3: What is special about this year?s Winter Solstice (2010)? 1st to answer + link to source wins! GO! #ufchat
11:52 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines Likey! (Oops – sorry Sex & City re-run flashback) #ufchat
11:53 pm UF_Chat: S: Sharing unusual creepy supernatural feeling Xmas images: http://bit.ly/haHCdt & creepy little Xmas card: http://bit.ly/gidIHz #ufchat
11:53 pm leapetra: My theory about Krampus. He kidnaps the kids, then forces them to work in Santa’s workshop. #ufchat
11:53 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra That makes so much sense its scary… *shudder* #Ufchat
11:53 pm wulfshado: @UF_Chat oh protection, warding, appeasement, and invoking good wishes of the spirits. Making surviving the winter safe. #ufchat
11:53 pm jamigold: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/18/tuesday-darkest-day-years/ lunar eclipse #ufchat
11:53 pm Jess_Haines: Not playing to win, but it will be the darkest day in 450+ years. ๐Ÿ˜€ http://fxn.ws/hMWnUy #ufchat
11:54 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat Oh, I almost had it!!! Drat. #UFchat
11:54 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery YES! I will have Eve draw this. #ufchat
11:54 pm MerrieDestefano: @UF_Chat DRUM ROLL: GIVEAWAY 3: Yikes, don’t know. Full moon during solstice? #ufchat
11:54 pm J_GriffinB: @leapetra And you discovered this through the note in your rocking horse, “Save us, please…” #ufchat
11:54 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Hehehe #ufchat
11:54 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat First Winter Solstice Meeting With Lunar Eclipse In 456 Years http://bit.ly/ifKxge #UFchat
11:54 pm gina_penn: @UF_Chat The Lunar eclipse? #UFchat
11:54 pm leapetra: @J_GriffinB Love it #ufchat
11:55 pm UF_Chat: Winner of Challenge 3 is: @JamiGold CONGRATS! You?ve won copy of Haunted Holidays antho! DM mailing addy & email at end pls. #ufchat
11:55 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Yessssss….Man you and I plot very evil things xD #ufchat
11:55 pm Jess_Haines: What a freaky Christmas that would be. Imagine: vamp Santa, werewolf reindeer, imps as Santa’s elves, and a lunar eclipse! #ufchat
11:55 pm J_GriffinB: @leapetra Use it. #ufchat
11:55 pm MerrieDestefano: “It was the darkest day in 450 years. And it was just beginning…” Great story intro. #UFchat
11:55 pm lisaspindler: RT @sandrawickham: @UF_Chat First Winter Solstice Meeting With Lunar Eclipse In 456 Years http://bit.ly/ifKxge #UFchat
11:55 pm UF_Chat: You guys might want to note a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice = BIG magic opportunity time according to Magik lore! #ufchat
11:56 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery MWAHAHAHAHAHA…..!! *cough* …sorry #ufchat
11:56 pm leapetra: @J_GriffinB Thanks I might #ufchat
11:56 pm Book_Faery: @MerrieDestefano Oooh, I like that start! Lol write itttt ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
11:56 pm wulfshado: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/experience/events Total Lunar Eclipse #ufchat
11:56 pm UF_Chat: @Jess_Haines I agree! (Why is there not more of this stuff written – seriously awesome material here!) #ufchat
11:56 pm Jess_Haines: @j_hussein DUDE. Come join the shennanigans in #ufchat !!!
11:56 pm j_hussein: @Jess_Haines it wouldn’t be weird if the vamp Santa were ERIC! #trueblood #ufchat
11:57 pm MerrieDestefano: @Book_Faery I know. Wouldn’t that be a fun story challenge? Have a group of people write a short story with that intro? #ufchat
11:57 pm UF_Chat: Q11a: Any unusual Xmas images you?ve seen/can describe of link to? (did you see creepy little pics I put up previous tweets?) #ufchat
11:57 pm Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat Man, I wish I knew. This is AWESOME story material. #ufchat
11:57 pm Book_Faery: @Jess_Haines Ok you write about crazy ass Royce Santa with imp minions and Chaz as Rudolph & I’ll write Lucy’s zombie snowmen #ufchat #ftw
11:57 pm jamigold: Yay for Google Foo. I’m in #UFChat, if you’re wondering about my last flurry of tweets. This Winter Soltice is also a lunar eclipse. #skeery
11:57 pm UF_Chat: Another skip ahead! #ufchat
11:57 pm UF_Chat: Q12a: Imagine Die Hard (already focused on Xmas) UF style. What paranormal elements would you add to give it a UF twist? #ufchat
11:57 pm MerrieDestefano: @UF_Chat You are giving us all great story ideas here! #ufchat #gladIstoppedby
11:57 pm Jess_Haines: @Book_Faery *cracks up* I can just see Royce in a Santa hat now. “What the hell is this thing? Is that *cotton*? *shudder*” XD #ufchat
11:58 pm J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A generally fun time to be a supernatural thing, I should think. Even the feeders on negative vibes would have a heyday #ufchat
11:58 pm Book_Faery: @MerrieDestefano Oh that would be! Or do one of those stories where the fans choose what happens next w multiple authors #ufchat
11:58 pm J_GriffinB: Family dinners and all… #ufchat
11:58 pm jamigold: @MerrieDestefano Oh, *love* that opening line! #ufchat
11:58 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat A12a Alan Rickman as a vampire #ufchat
11:58 pm UF_Chat: Q12b: What about It?s a Wonderful Life? How would you ?UF? this classic if you had to, considering already has fantastic element? #ufchat
11:58 pm Jess_Haines: @leapetra …I…. I think….. I think I love you. โค #ufchat
11:58 pm MerrieDestefano: @JamiGold Thanks! =) #ufchat
11:58 pm sandrawickham: @UF_Chat A11a How about a fetus christmas tree ornament? http://bit.ly/i2OB4R #UFchat
11:59 pm Jess_Haines: @j_hussein HURRY! They’re giving away books over here, man! BOOKS, I SAY! #ufchat
11:59 pm UF_Chat: Q12c: Think Ghostbusters would have had a different impact if it hadn?t been set around Christmas? How could you ‘kickass-UF’ it? #ufchat
December 19, 2010
j_hussein: @Jess_Haines assume my identity!! LOL #mindmeld #startrek #ufchat
UF_Chat: Q13: What are your favorite Xmas/Yule/holiday customs (traditional or new)? Do you know where they originated? #ufchat
Jess_Haines: @UF_Chat A12 I wish I could think of an awesome answer to this question. o.o #ufchat
leapetra: @UF_Chat A12c Ghostbusters 2 was set around that time, #ufchat
12:01 am Jess_Haines: @j_hussein XD Me and @Book_Faery already won stuff! #ufchat
12:01 am leapetra: @UF_Chat A13 Yule lads, Our kids love the 12 small gifts before Christmas (Iceland) #ufchat
12:01 am UF_Chat: Q14: Father Time is often featured during season too. Why does he have a scythe and why does he often look like death? #ufchat
12:02 am Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Maybe someone would stuff Ghostbusters guns so they would shoot xmas ornaments at ghosts #ufchat
12:02 am leapetra: @UF_Chat A13 We have also make sure to give them one article of clothing to ward off the Yule Cat #ufchat
12:02 am J_GriffinB: A12c Spirits of a druidic circle coming to wreak vengeance for destruction of their sacred grove at the time of the solstice. #ufchat
12:02 am UF_Chat: @sandrawickham Holy… (someone’s been reading my outline notes…)*shudder* #ufchat
12:02 am jamigold: @UF_Chat A14: End of one year, beginning of another. #ufchat
12:02 am J_GriffinB: @J_GriffinB Grove is now a parking lot for Disney outside Paris. #ufchat
12:03 am sandrawickham: @UF_Chat LOL. Someone tweeted that yesterday. Do I win a prize? HA. #UFchat
12:03 am UF_Chat: @leapetra Ooh Yule Cat! Been long time since seen anything on it. You have any linkys handy? #ufchat
12:03 am J_GriffinB: Let the burnings begin. #ufchat
12:03 am UF_Chat: FINAL GIVEAWAY: WRITING CHALLENGE TO WIN A UF THREE-BOOK PACKAGE! Instructions next: #ufchat
12:03 am sandrawickham: @leapetra What is this Yule Cat of which you speak? #UFchat
12:03 am UF_Chat: 1st person to post blog entry OR story b/w 100 & 500 words, based on today?s #UFchat AND tweets link w hashtag b4/by Sun MIDNIGHT PST WINS!
12:03 am UF_Chat: Note: I will be reading each entry to make sure it qualifies before announcing the winner. ? #ufchat
12:04 am sandrawickham: @UF_Chat I’m so excited right now, it’s just silly. #UFchat
12:04 am J_GriffinB: A14: Because he is, like death, infinite, and carries death with him. #ufchat
12:04 am UF_Chat: FINAL BIG Q: What Xmas/Yule/holiday character is most deserving of a starring role in a UF story? Why? #ufchat
12:04 am Book_Faery: #ufchat QUICK @Jess_Haines! ZOMBIE SNOWMEN & SANTA ROYCE GOO
12:04 am wulfshado: @UF_Chat With Santa there’s also the element of Gwyn ap Nudd and his red eared dogs looking for & collecting souls. #ufchat
12:04 am leapetra: Yule Cat http://simnet.is/gardarj/yule11.htm #ufchat
12:04 am jamigold: @UF_Chat A14: As for the scythe, maybe it’s related to end of one year’s harvest, clearing the way for next year. #ufchat
12:06 am UF_Chat: BTW – in case missed it lookee @ books yet to win: http://twitpic.com/3h4nxo HolidaysAreHell, NakedCity & 1 more WolfsbaneMistletoe #ufchat
12:06 am J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat A15/BIG Qeustion: The union shop steward of Santa’s elves. He’s underpaid, overworked, and out to get some. #ufchat
12:06 am sandrawickham: @UF_Chat Big A – I think we may have decided on Krampus. Just good evil fun. #UFchat
12:06 am UF_Chat: @Book_Faery Why AREN’T there more zombie snowmen? Or golem snowmen? I mean isn’t kind of obvious?? #ufchat
12:07 am J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat Cause all you must do is turn on the heat to off the snowmen. #ufchat
12:07 am UF_Chat: That?s a wrap for #UFchat this year! Good luck to writers taking on 3-book prize challenge! #ufchat
12:07 am jamigold: @UF_Chat FinalA: I could see a fat, old Santa being kickass and surprising everyone. #ufchat
12:07 am Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Seriously. Those carrot noses are dangerous. Don’t worry tho, I got the zombie snowmen covered in WIP #2! #ufchat
12:07 am UF_Chat: We?re taking a break over the public holidays & return in 2011 w many UF authors booked to Q&A! #ufchat
12:07 am MerrieDestefano: @UF_Chat FINAL BIG Q: Not exactly common character, but a ragged beggar would make great UF star: contrast pathos with holiday. #UFchat
12:07 am UF_Chat: Got a topic you want to chat about? Let me know! (@inkgypsy) I?ll add it to the list & maybe even bump up the chat-date for it. ? #ufchat
12:07 am leapetra: Mrs. Claus needs some stories written about her. Think of that poor woman! #ufchat
12:08 am J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat According to Mythbusters, 5 hours in 65 degrees will do an unclothed one in. #ufchat
12:08 am UF_Chat: Some additional resources on seasonal supernatural & superstitions next: #ufchat
12:08 am wulfshado: lol I so suck at chat. #ufchat
12:08 am UF_Chat: Primer for #UFchat early birds: An Urban Fantasy Holiday in 12 Days http://bit.ly/5S4FQD #ufchat
12:08 am MerrieDestefano: @wulfshado “Gwyn ap Nudd and his red eared dogs looking for & collecting souls.” Oooh, creepy! #ufchat
12:08 am UF_Chat: @J_GriffinB Good to know.. (LOVE Mythbusters!) #ufchat
12:08 am TawnyWeber: RT @sandrawickham: @UF_Chat First Winter Solstice Meeting With Lunar Eclipse In 456 Years http://bit.ly/ifKxge #UFchat
12:08 am UF_Chat: Primer #2 for @UFchat early birds: Season of Superstition http://bit.ly/icr8Nz #ufchat
12:08 am Book_Faery: Btw #ufchat, Twitter isn’t letting @Jess_Haines respond anymore. She wanted to apologize for not being able to stick around
12:08 am leapetra: @MerrieDestefano Like the little match girl #ufchat
12:09 am UF_Chat: Christmas Superstitions (with link to Yule Log traditions page) http://bit.ly/f0RBKH #ufchat
12:09 am jamigold: @Jess_Haines @Book_Faery I’m *so* following you two now. Loved your ideas. #ufchat
12:09 am wulfshado: @MerrieDestefano Right? Gives Rudolf’s nose a new meaning. Search light for lost souls….lol #ufchat
12:10 am MerrieDestefano: @leapetra Oh, she’s one of my faves! The Little Match Girl. Makes me want to cry! #UFchat
12:10 am UF_Chat: @Book_Faery Thank you! Guess she strained her API.. (I do that too) #UFchat (I have overflow account just in case now)
12:10 am UF_Chat: RT @MerrieDestefano: @wulfshado “Gwyn ap Nudd and his red eared dogs looking for & collecting souls.” Oooh, creepy! #ufchat
12:10 am UF_Chat: Holiday Wars (online serial comic in which Easter Bunny isn?t so fluffy & Santa?s on the run) http://bit.ly/92yASG #ufchat
12:10 am UF_Chat: Krampus (evil or anti-Santa) http://bit.ly/sKIsI ; http://bit.ly/fR7U62 ; http://bit.ly/2js0sQ #ufchat
12:10 am sandrawickham: Glad I found you guys! I look forward to 2011 chats. ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @UF_Chat: That?s a wrap for #UFchat this year! #ufchat
12:11 am wulfshado: @Book_Faery @Jess_Haines Yeah, I had a helluva time getting in and twitter’s being a poop too. Tweetchat has a huge lag. #ufchat
12:11 am Zoe_E_W: @leapetra They did that Angela Lansbury musical about Mrs. Claus. It was pretty dull, but not awful. #ufchat
12:11 am UF_Chat: Building a Better Carol (League of Reluctant Adults – UF authors ‘collective’): http://bit.ly/fiBX41 #ufchat
12:11 am J_GriffinB: Some dark music to listen to whilst writing: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-forest-children/id400172237 #ufchat
12:11 am UF_Chat: What are your Yule traditions? (Absolute Write Water Cooler): http://bit.ly/gznMnT #ufchat
12:11 am UF_Chat: Celebrating Winter Solstice (Yule) http://bit.ly/eeF6RB #ufchat
12:12 am UF_Chat: Winter Festivals Around the World http://bit.ly/8YcXfj #ufchat
12:12 am J_GriffinB: The Forest Children, good mood music for writing those dark scenes: Very dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ksORX4aEG8 #ufchat
12:12 am Book_Faery: @JamiGold Hehe, thanks! Following you back ๐Ÿ˜€ #ufchat
12:12 am UF_Chat: Enormous THX to @Shadowflame1974 who has been instrumental in helping keep #UFchat happening during my weeks of medical emergencies! #ufchat
12:12 am UF_Chat: @Shadowflame1974 is now official #UFchat co-mod/assist! *applause & cheers* Thanks Shadow & welcome to the team. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
12:13 am Book_Faery: @UF_Chat Yeah it’s happened to me too. Always happens when you’ve got a witty Tweet too lol #ufchat
12:13 am leapetra: Did anyone else in chat, get slammed with Christmas spam during chat. #ufchat
12:13 am UF_Chat: #UFchat transcript available on the #UFchat blog in 48hrs-ish, allowing for late comments & entries to GIVEAWAY. Just use hashtag. ? #ufchat
12:13 am Book_Faery: @wulfshado Ahh I use TweetDeck; I didn’t have any issues following the convo & no lag either ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
12:13 am shadowflame1974: thanks! #UFchat
12:13 am UF_Chat: Cut-off for entries for 3 book draw = MIDNIGHT PST Dec 19th! (end of wk/end) Remember tweet post WITH hashtag. Merry blog/writing! #ufchat
12:14 am UF_Chat: Cut-off for entries for 3 book draw = MIDNIGHT PST Dec 19th! (end weekend) Remember tweet post WITH hashtag. Merry blog/writing! #ufchat
12:14 am Book_Faery: RT @UF_Chat: Cut-off for entries for 3 book draw = MIDNIGHT PST Dec 19th! (end weekend) Remember tweet post WITH hashtag. Merry blog/writing! #ufchat
12:14 am UF_Chat: We?ll be announcing winner of the multi-book prize on Twitter with the hashtag on Monday (sometime after 12am?) ? #ufchat
12:15 am J_GriffinB: @UF_Chat @Shadowflame1974 Thanks to you both! And I will be shouting that when I Afterlife from @MerrieDeStefano arrives! #ufchat
12:15 am jamigold: @UF_Chat Congrats @Shadowflame1974 on your co-mod status. Following you now too. #ufchat
12:17 am UF_Chat: ATTENTION today’s winners: @Jess_Haines, @Book_Faery & @JamiGold Pls DM @InkGypsy your mailing addy & email so I can send books! #ufchat
12:17 am J_GriffinB: @MerrieDestefano I’m sure it will! #ufchat
12:18 am UF_Chat: Wishing you tasty brains in the coming year. Keep UF fire burning & we will too. *@UF_chat blows on embers* See you Jan 8th, 2011! #ufchat
12:19 am J_GriffinB: Back to the WIP, which doesn’t involve Fantasy, but is most decidedly Urban. #ufchat
12:30 am UF_Chat: 3 books going to 3 winners already and 3 more books to be won still! UF writing challenge open to all – closes MIDNIGHT SUN 19th! #UFchat
12:30 am inkgypsy: 3 books going to 3 winners already and 3 more books to be won still! UF writing challenge open to all – closes MIDNIGHT SUN 19th! #UFchat
12:32 am gtsportman4: RT @UF_Chat: Cut-off for entries for 3 book draw = MIDNIGHT PST Dec 19th! (end weekend) Remember tweet post WITH hashtag. Merry blog/writing! #ufchat
12:33 am UF_Chat: Late/working/shopping #UFchat folk: you are eligible to enter last challenge with 3 UF book pack to WIN! Check #UFchat for deets or @ me. ๐Ÿ™‚
12:33 am inkgypsy: Late/working/shopping #UFchat folk: you are eligible to enter last challenge with 3 UF book pack to WIN! Check #UFchat for deets or @ me. ๐Ÿ™‚
12:33 am J_GriffinB: RT @UF_Chat: 3 more books to be won still! UF writing challenge open to all – closes MIDNIGHT SUN 19th! #ufchat
12:38 am crookedfang: @inkgypsy Good stuff there. You ask all the right questions. #UFchat
12:42 am sandrawickham: I blogged about today’s #UFchat to win books. What? FREE books. Awesome Xmas legends I’d never heard about: http://bit.ly/fd6uXF@UF_Chat
12:43 am inkgypsy: @sandrawickham Can you retweet link ? Got mashed & hard to click on (I got it but so can RT. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
12:45 am sandrawickham: I blogged about today’s #UFchat to win books. What? FREE books. Awesome Xmas legends I’d never heard about: http://bit.ly/6DVyBA @inkgypsy
12:48 am UF_Chat: DRUM ROLL.. The WINNER for the UF 3-book pack is IN (already!) The prize: HolidaysAreHell, NakedCity & Wolfsbane&Mistletoe anthos… #UFchat
12:48 am inkgypsy: DRUM ROLL.. The WINNER for the UF 3-book pack is IN (already!) The prize: HolidaysAreHell, NakedCity & Wolfsbane&Mistletoe anthos… #UFchat
12:51 am UF_Chat: And the winner is: @sandrawickham!! CONGRATULATIONS & merry Yule-Xmas to you! Your 3 books will be shipped on Monday DEC 20th ENJOY! #UFchat
12:51 am inkgypsy: And the winner is: @sandrawickham!! CONGRATULATIONS & merry Yule-Xmas to you! Your 3 books will be shipped on Monday DEC 20th ENJOY! #UFchat
12:51 am UF_Chat: RT @sandrawickham: I blogged about today’s #UFchat to win books. What? FREE books. Awesome Xmas legends I’d never heard about: http://bit.ly/6DVyBA @inkgypsy
12:51 am inkgypsy: RT @sandrawickham: I blogged about today’s #UFchat to win books. What? FREE books. Awesome Xmas legends I’d never heard about: http://bit.ly/6DVyBA @inkgypsy
12:52 am sandrawickham: RT @UF_Chat: And the winner is: @sandrawickham!! CONGRATULATIONS & merry Yule-Xmas to you! Your 3 books will be shipped on Monday DEC 20th ENJOY! #UFchat
12:53 am wulfshado: RT @sandrawickham: I blogged about today’s #UFchat to win books. What? FREE books. Awesome Xmas legends I’d never heard about: http://bit.ly/6DVyBA @inkgypsy
12:53 am shadowflame1974: @sandrawickham Congratulations! and yes liked your post! #UFchat
12:53 am wulfshado: RT @UF_Chat: And the winner is: @sandrawickham!! CONGRATULATIONS & merry Yule-Xmas to you! Your 3 books will be shipped on Monday DEC 20th ENJOY! #UFchat
12:53 am sandrawickham: @UF_Chat SQUUUEEEEEEEE!!! OMG>OMG>OMG. Ahem. I mean, thank you and a merry Yule-Xmas to you! *runs off to do a victory lap* #UFchat
12:55 am wulfshado: RT @UF_Chat: ATTENTION today’s winners: @Jess_Haines, @Book_Faery & @JamiGold Pls DM @InkGypsy your mailing addy & email so I can send books! #ufchat
12:55 am inkgypsy: @sandrawickham LOL! Um.. before you leave – pls DM me your posting addy & email so I can ship you your prize on Monday! #UFchat
12:55 am shadowflame1974: Great chat today everyone. Thanks for coming and have a very Merry Holiday season. #UFchat
12:56 am inkgypsy: RT @shadowflame1974: Great chat today everyone. Thanks for coming and have a very Merry Holiday season. #UFchat
12:57 am inkgypsy: @shadowflame1974 Wow – did you see we had a speed blogger?! The 3 book winner is in already! *O.o* #UFchat
1:04 am sandrawickham: Now I’m totally pumped from jumping, running and squeeing around the house over my #UFchat free books, it’s time to write!
1:56 am Jess_Haines: @Marty_DarkWyrm Hehe, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, man, I’m cracking up. I won ZOMBIE CAROLS on #ufchat today! ๐Ÿ˜€
2:21 am shadowflame1974: @eruditeogre we talked about that on the #UFchat today. http://tweetchat.com/room/ufchat
4:38 am lisaspindler: RT @sandrawickham @UF_Chat First Winter Solstice Meeting With Lunar Eclipse In 456 Years http://bit.ly/ifKxge #UFchat
9:08 am AnassaRh: Preparing to chime in on #ufchat because I was working when it was live.
9:09 am AnassaRh: A1: Ghosts at Xmas? Changing of the year (see Samhain). Long nights. #ufchat
9:12 am AnassaRh: A1a: Depending on how you want to look at them, Saint Nicholas and Das Christkind are spirits. #ufchat
9:12 am AnassaRh: I can think of other paranormal/magic entities, but I’ll wait on those because I imagine there’s already a question about them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
9:16 am AnassaRh: Q1b: First connection to mind is light @ end of tunnel, light of heaven and Holy Ghost. #ufchat
9:16 am AnassaRh: And I think depending on belief, ghosts are either repelled by light or drawn to it. #ufchat
9:17 am AnassaRh: I would suspect that with modern Christmas as family gathering, ghosts would be drawn to light. Don’t know if always the way, though.#ufchat
9:20 am AnassaRh: Q1c Oh, certainly. We like Christmas ghosts! They’re the good spirits. The ones at Halloween are evil. #ufchat
9:21 am AnassaRh: Don’t know enough about history of the traditions to give a deeper explanation. #ufchat
9:26 am AnassaRh: A2: Appeals for vamps: Crowds, long nights, lots of culture for Those Vampires, tendency of people to drink lots of alcohol. #ufchat
9:27 am AnassaRh: Vampire repellent? Lots of light (good for shadows, though). Garlic mashed potatoes, though they’re not unique to Christmas. #ufchat
9:28 am AnassaRh: Someone who’s read Hogfather! Yay! RT @leapetra: @UF_Chat Death stepped in once! he he #ufchat
9:36 am AnassaRh: Q2a: Meat dinners and family gatherings would appeal to werewolves. They’d have to be careful of silverware, though. #ufchat
9:47 am AnassaRh: A4: Household spirits would likely be more active at Xmas. Also, Iceland has a tradition of trolls http://bit.ly/68ps0h. #ufchat
9:50 am AnassaRh: The Danes have something similar with Nisse elves, who play pranks throughout the season. Other Europeans have Advent spirits too. #ufchat
9:50 am AnassaRh: And let’s not forget Krampus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus #ufchat
10:05 am AnassaRh: RT @jamigold: @UF_Chat A4b: Would all the shiny lights and decorations distract/confuse dragons or those into acquisitions? #ufchat
10:09 am AnassaRh: A4b: Mermaids have already been done, so ? demons wouldn’t celebrate Xmas (except to create Scrooges), but angels DEF would. #ufchat
10:10 am AnassaRh: Djinn wouldn’t celebrate Christmas either, and I doubt the Asian spirits would get into things?though they have their own festivals. #ufchat
10:11 am AnassaRh: A5: Personally, I think Moore used ‘elf’ b/c of rhyme scheme. Don’t know when ‘workshop elves’ appeared, so maybe connection there? #ufchat
10:12 am AnassaRh: A6: Pacemaker or electric shock prod? Surgery thread? Frankenstein’s location? An undead puppy? #ufchat
10:13 am AnassaRh: A6a: It would be a bad time for Jekyll, at least. Hyde would wreck Xmas and Jekyll would have to clean up the mess. #ufchat
10:14 am AnassaRh: And of course, Hyde would be more dominant, given the longer nights. #ufchat
10:16 am AnassaRh: A7: Books. Pen, paper, computer ink. Books. Paranormal merch (tees, dolls, etc.) Books. #ufchat
10:17 am AnassaRh: A7a: The only discovery this year was iCal. Can enter every event, with time duration and colors, to see who’s where, when. #ufchat
10:19 am AnassaRh: Yes!Such a great environment! RT@JamiGold: Twitter! I love Twitter. It makes getting connected to writer community so much easier. #ufchat
10:20 am AnassaRh: A7b: I did up my wishlist a MONTH ago, due to pleading. How’m I supposed to remember? Definitely books, though. #ufchat
10:21 am AnassaRh: I know part of wishlist reads: “Any good UF I haven’t already read (see link for what I’ve read)”. Think I asked for Mike Carey too. #ufchat
10:23 am AnassaRh: A7c: Again, books! Would also love an agent and deal this year. (Ha.) #ufchat
10:25 am AnassaRh: A8: Angels, as somebody mentioned. Also elves, to an extent, and bewitched objects (Frosty, the Nutcracker). #ufchat
10:26 am AnassaRh: @JamiGold Re: Jack Frost in UF – Christopher Golden wrote a series with him in it. http://bit.ly/gUICTg #ufchat
10:28 am AnassaRh: Susan Cooper did Herne Hunter in The Dark is Rising. Def. more plots available for him. #ufchat
10:31 am AnassaRh: A8b: Snow’s a pretty prevalent part of Northern Hemisphere life. Deadly too, and when the wind howls? #ufchat
10:33 am AnassaRh: A8d: Supernatural made a nod to Krampus in their Xmas episode. Disappointed they didn’t follow through with it. #ufchat
10:34 am AnassaRh: Would really like to see more Krampus. Such potential! Santa vs. Krampus antagonism, even. #ufchat
10:37 am inkgypsy: @AnassaRh Did you ever see that clip of Mexican Santa shooting Devil in the a-er-butt? (Bad Santa maybe?) #UFchat
10:37 am AnassaRh: @inkgypsy Nope. If it was in Bad Santa, I stayed away from that movie. Didn’t look like my Thing. #ufchat
10:38 am jolantru: Reading #ufchat now.
10:38 am AnassaRh: A10: Only seasonal tradition (non-religious, anyway) I can think of is the almond-in-rice-pudding one. It’s a Dane thing? 1/2 #ufchat
10:39 am inkgypsy: @AnassaRh I’ve never seen it but seen it on a lot of people’s fave lists this year for some reason. May have to lookee. #UFchat
10:39 am AnassaRh: Rice pudding = rice + whipped cream + ground almond + cherry sauce. Hide a whole almond. Whoever gets it, gets prize. #ufchat
10:41 am AnassaRh: Actually, that reminds me of the bean tradition and Lord of Misrule, which I don’t know much about. #ufchat
10:41 am inkgypsy: Snowflake kites!! Oh. It’s a Starbucks ad. Oh well – still very pretty & great story idea! #UFchat
10:44 am jolantru: I want to see stories celebrating winter traditions. #ufchat
10:45 am inkgypsy: Ditto – multicultural – such untapped richness. RT @jolantru: I want to see stories celebrating winter traditions. #ufchat
10:47 am AnassaRh: Turns them into elves? RT @leapetra: My theory about Krampus. He kidnaps the kids, then forces them to work in Santa’s workshop. #ufchat
10:47 am AnassaRh: A11: All my answers for Xmas/light connections have been given already. ^^ #ufchat
10:49 am inkgypsy: There’s an apocalypse bot?? Now there’s an urban fantasy idea… #UFchat
10:51 am AnassaRh: A13: Advent calendars, definitely. Family also does the rice pudding thing, Nisse elf decorations around the house, Xmas on the 24th #ufchat
10:51 am AnassaRh: German-/Danish-Canadian household, obviously. #ufchat
10:52 am AnassaRh: We also do Christmas baking, which seems to be a fairly standard practice. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lebkuchen and Pfeffernoder are our nods to heritage. #ufchat
10:53 am jolantru: For Chinese, Winter solstice is Dong zhi. Tang yuan! #ufchat
10:53 am inkgypsy: @AnassaRh What kind of Advent calendar? Used to have one where eg front of stable. Open doors to reveal birth sc Now just chocolate #UFchat
10:54 am AnassaRh: @inkgypsy Growing up, we had the cardboard chocolate ones. Now Mom sends me a cloth one stuffed with dollar store toys. #ufchat
10:54 am inkgypsy: @jolantru Perhaps silly question but you have lots of Dong zhi ghosts? Snow creations? (I know you’re Singa now so no snow) #UFchat
10:54 am jolantru: In Singapore, Yule is pretty much multicultural. Advent calendars and wreaths. #ufchat
10:56 am jolantru: @inkgypsy Not sure about ghosts and spirits. Hmm. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
10:56 am AveryOslo: RT @inkgypsy: There’s an apocalypse bot?? Now there’s an urban fantasy idea… #UFchat
10:56 am FutureNostalgic: RT @AveryOslo: RT @inkgypsy: There’s an apocalypse bot?? Now there’s an urban fantasy idea… #UFchat
10:58 am AnassaRh: Final Answer: My vote’s on Krampus too, followed by Hearne, followed by Evil Frosty for the humor value. #ufchat
10:59 am AnassaRh: And done with #ufchat! Should probably go to bed now. Heh.
6:19 pm sandrawickham: @shadowflame1974 @J_GriffinB @Jess_Haines @JannetteJohnson Thanks for the congrats on the #UFchat books giveaway! (I was determined! LOL)
6:46 pm wulfshado: RT @inkgypsy: There’s an apocalypse bot?? Now there’s an urban fantasy idea… #UFchat
8:47 pm J_GriffinB: @MerrieDestefano Just got your book, Afterlife. Yeah, the one I won at #UFChat last week! I’ll be digging in next week!
December 20, 2010
1:27 am MerrieDestefano: Cool! RT @J_GriffinB: @MerrieDestefano Just got your book, Afterlife. Yeah, the one I won at #UFChat last week!
3:17 am jamigold: @AnassaRh Thanks! I’ll check out that link! #ufchat
December 21, 2010
AnassaRh: RT @AnassaRh: On my blog: Christmas Superstitions and Plot Bunnies http://bit.ly/gtBg3V #ufchat #writing #christmas
2:30 am AnassaRh: In which I release some Christmas plot bunnies to the wild: http://bit.ly/gtBg3V #ufchat #writing #christmas
2:35 am jolantru: RT @AnassaRh: In which I release some Christmas plot bunnies to the wild: http://bit.ly/gtBg3V #ufchat #writing #christmas
4:18 pm Queryaddict: Check out Twas the night before Christmas UF style http://shannonmayer.blogspot.com #ufchat, #amwriting, #amediting
December 22, 2010
6:13 am UF_Chat: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
6:13 am inkgypsy: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
6:14 am Jinxie_G: RT @UF_Chat: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
6:15 am jolantru: RT @UF_Chat: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
6:19 am inkgypsy: Santa Brains Pleez – Been Good (sort of) – Zazzle zombie Xmas card http://bit.ly/f8XpPk #UFchat
6:21 am inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
6:24 am MorrigansWitch: @ArcherGirl13 @ChrissyShank @DanielShank Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
6:29 am AlanBaxter: RT @inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
6:33 am inkgypsy: Zombies and Christmas – A holiday TRend? http://bit.ly/fvWOnl #UFchat (via @QQwill)’s awesome blog!
6:33 am Jinxie_G: RT @inkgypsy: Zombies and Christmas – A holiday TRend? http://bit.ly/fvWOnl #UFchat (via @QQwill)’s awesome blog!
6:34 am jolantru: RT @inkgypsy: Zombies and Christmas – A holiday TRend? http://bit.ly/fvWOnl #UFchat (via @QQwill)’s awesome blog!
6:34 am redbakersen: Awesome! RT @AlanBaxter: RT @inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
6:35 am Pyre666: RT @inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
6:38 am inkgypsy: Xmas teaser urban fantasy reading! Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison excerpts via @VampBookClub http://bit.ly/fFTBXA #UFchat
6:40 am inkgypsy: RT @Jinxie_G Have you seen The Zombie Survival Crew http://bit.ly/hIea8t yet? =D #UFchat
6:43 am StaciaKane: RT @inkgypsy: Xmas teaser urban fantasy reading! Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison excerpts via @VampBookClub http://bit.ly/fFTBXA #UFchat
7:09 am jolantru: RT @inkgypsy: Xmas teaser urban fantasy reading! Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison excerpts via @VampBookClub http://bit.ly/fFTBXA #UFchat
8:03 am MerrieDestefano: RT @inkgypsy: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
1:17 pm dianagill: RT @inkgypsy: At long last the #UFchat Q&A transcript w @MerrieDestefano on life, death & AFTERLIFE in UF is UP! Apologies re delay. http://bit.ly/eoHVXe
6:08 pm AnassaRh: Nice! #ufchat RT @QQwill: LOL RT @CarolynCrane: The 13 WORST holiday gifts to get for werewolves. http://tinyurl.com/2g669yv
7:10 pm LunaLindsey: @inkgypsy Zombies and Christmas, don’t forget the Plants vs. Zombies Holiday Wallpaper: http://bit.ly/fhwoLh #UFchat
7:11 pm SteampunkShoppe: RT @inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
December 23, 2010
4:44 am UF_Chat: Right on topic of last Sat’s #ufchat – xlnt! RT @CarolynCrane The 13 WORST holiday gifts to get for werewolves. http://tinyurl.com/2g669yv
4:44 am inkgypsy: Right on topic of last Sat’s #ufchat – xlnt! RT @CarolynCrane The 13 WORST holiday gifts to get for werewolves. http://tinyurl.com/2g669yv
4:49 am jolantru: RT @UF_Chat: Right on topic of last Sat’s #ufchat – xlnt! RT @CarolynCrane The 13 WORST holiday gifts to get for werewolves. http://tinyurl.com/2g669yv
5:02 am jolantru: Can’t wait for 2011. My UF book will be out . #ufchat
5:15 am inkgypsy: Very xcited + can’t wait to read Wolf At The Door! http://bit.ly/grs5FJ RT @jolantru: Can’t wait for 2011. My UF book will be out . #ufchat
5:21 am inkgypsy: #UFchat folk will find this useful.. ๐Ÿ™‚ RT @sara_UFblog: Best Books of 2010 http://bit.ly/fHQR36 @Jennifer_Estep is on the list twice!\
5:21 am inkgypsy: RT @MANtastic_fic: Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy Anthology – http://bit.ly/ieerPd #UFchat
5:40 am jolantru: RT @inkgypsy: RT @MANtastic_fic: Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy Anthology – http://bit.ly/ieerPd #UFchat
5:43 am jaymgates: RT @inkgypsy: RT @MANtastic_fic: Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy Anthology – http://bit.ly/ieerPd #UFchat
5:44 am charlesatan: RT @inkgypsy: RT @MANtastic_fic: Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy Anthology – http://bit.ly/ieerPd #UFchat
5:56 am rosefox: Thanks for recommending Alleys & Doorways, @inkgypsy and @MANtastic_fic! http://ow.ly/3txj2 I’m really proud of my story in it. #UFchat
6:25 am jolantru: RT @inkgypsy: Very xcited + can’t wait to read Wolf At The Door! http://bit.ly/grs5FJ RT @jolantru: Can’t wait for 2011. My UF book will be out . #ufchat
6:35 am Jess_Haines: #UFChat I’m intrigued by that cover! RT @inkgypsy Wolf At The Door http://bit.ly/grs5FJ @jolantru: Can’t wait 2011. My UF book will be out
6:51 am inkgypsy: Buffy fans! Xmas Day one channel is running back-to-back Buffy Xmas eps!! Wish could enjoy the fest! (Sorry can’t remember channel) #UFchat
6:52 am thedaisyharris: Whee! RT @inkgypsy: Buffy fans! Xmas Day one channel is running back-to-back Buffy Xmas eps!! (Sorry can’t remember channel) #UFchat
7:36 am Boopetta: RT @inkgypsy: Papercraft Zombie Christmas Nativity Set (consider yourself warned) http://bit.ly/hMLZJv #UFchat
2:40 pm harleyquinn0887: RT @UF_Chat: Right on topic of last Sat’s #ufchat – xlnt! RT @CarolynCrane The 13 WORST holiday gifts to get for werewolves. http://tinyurl.com/2g669yv
7:46 pm J_GriffinB: @MerrieDestefano Started Afterlife last night. Most impressed, and thanks for the kind signing! #UFChat
8:53 pm AnassaRh: Interesting fact from Dad just now: “St. Nikolas and Krampus and Dracula all come from basically the same area.” #ufchat
8:59 pm MerrieDestefano: So glad you like the book! RT @J_GriffinB Started Afterlife last night. Most impressed, and thanks for the kind signing! #UFChat
9:00 pm LunaLindsey: New post in Indie Urban Fantasy blog: The Urban Myth of Santa Claus. http://bit.ly/i3CKTr #ufchat #urbanfantasy #fairies #santa
December 24, 2010
6:48 pm Book_Faery: Happy holidays everyone @ #ufchat ๐Ÿ™‚
December 25, 2010
10:20 pm inkgypsy: Merry Christmas-Yule-Holiday everyone! Especially my #UFchat folk. May all your bells be jingled in the best way.

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END OF TRANSCRIPT FOR DECEMBER 18th, 2010

That’s our final chat for 2010! We’re currently on a short break over the Christmas/New Year holiday period and return with a different type of author Q&A…

JANUARY 8th, 2011: We’re having a Q&A with Dr Rebecca Housel, editor of “True Blood & Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things With You” (from The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) on social commentary and the Urban Fantasy genre!

To give you an idea of the topics covered in the book (an as a launching pad for your own thoughts and questions) here are a few of the chapter titles of “True Blood & Philosophy”:

To Turn or Not to Turn: The Ethics of Making Vampires

Let the Bon Temps Roll: Sacrifices, Scapegoats, and Good Times

Coming Out of the Coffin and Coming Out of the Closet

Stay tuned to @UF_Chat on Twitter for countdowns, updates, pre-chat primers, links to posts, contests and more!

Hope your holidays are wonderful and your New Year kicks all the others to the back row. ๐Ÿ™‚ See you in 2011!

Gypsy (@inkgypsy)

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Transcript for October 30, 2010: Why We Need Monsters! (& Halloween Too)

Here’s our Halloween edition of #UFchat – which happened somehow despite all sorts of computer and health issue craziness at #UFchat headquarters! I expected a tiny turnout due to weekend Halloween parties but we had plenty of opinions and ideas contributing, which was wonderful to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you're interested in helping out by being my 'emergency back-up co-moderator' please contact me and let me know!
It'd be awesome to have emergency back-up for the session and also to help get the transcript up within a couple of days
if I have computer &/or toddler issues delaying me. Please @inkgypsy or DM me for details. ๐Ÿ™‚

TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters! (& the Importance of Halloween)

We get into all kinds of classic monsters, not-so-classic monsters, urban legends, urban myths-in-the-making, dealing with fear and much more! There are a TON of resources at the end of this week’s transcript, including some fun lists for reading and viewing (and don’t forget to add The X-Files series to your viewing lists)!

Official UFchat questions in YELLOW for easier reading.

Resources/ topic-related links are in BLUE.

Also: it’s National Novel Writing Month! Or NaNoWriMo (or just NaNo for even shorter). Hoping to hear news of all the fantastic UF novels taking shape this month and I wish you luck every day in meeting your word counts and beyond! Happy writing! May all your monsters be ones you love to write… ๐Ÿ˜‰

One final announcement: if anyone comes across the story of the zombie toddler being fed by it’s human parents, please let me know! (There is much interest in finding this one – you will be loved by many if you can hunt this one down.) Google has lost much of its “fu” in the recent ‘upgrades’ and despite knowing the short story very well, including actual phrases I can quote I cannot find it! The author is female, the story is available to read free online and someone on Twitter originally posted it as a guest entry on their blog, though I don’t think it was specifically UF related at the time, nor on the topic of Halloween. It may actually have been posted on the theme of parents.. with a possible title of “The Terrible Twos” (or similar). Many thanks for all hunters tracking this story!

And now without further ado, here’s the transcript and all the monster related goodness… ๐Ÿ˜‰

12:02 am shadowflame1974: @inkgypsy #UFchat maybe because of the difficulty of the hybrid. seems to reason that if weres produced like wild cousins wed be up to 1/2
12:02 am shadowflame1974: @inkgypsy #UFchat our eyeballs in baby weres. might make humans a lot uncomfortable.
12:16 am inkgypsy: @Laura_Bickle Just going thru #UFchat transcript & saw your question re zombie toddler story. Will re-find it shortly & link you.
12:17 am inkgypsy: @shadowflame1974 Maybe all toddlers really are weres on the brink and have to choose… ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat #saystoddlermom
12:18 am inkgypsy: @JSterlingS Will link you to toddler zombie story when I find it – looking after transcript up. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
12:19 am shadowflame1974: @inkgypsy lol wait until they are teens #UFchat #saysteenmom sometimes you WISH they would choose!
1:00 am inkgypsy: Strange, (awesome) weird post on pregnant zombie females encouraged NOT to eat their babies… http://bit.ly/9KYpsY #UFchat
1:29 am UF_Chat: Transcript for #UFchat Pt II Minorities & Other Missing Persons is UP! http://alturl.com/vebvy
1:29 am inkgypsy: Transcript for #UFchat Pt II Minorities & Other Missing Persons is UP! http://alturl.com/vebvy
October 28, 2010
12:26 am UF_Chat: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
12:26 am inkgypsy: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
12:28 am UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:28 am inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:28 am inkgypsy: @Jamgrrl Thanks lady! Pls use #UFchat hashtag if you can – it’ll help me collect them. ๐Ÿ™‚
12:29 am Cher_Dawn: RT @inkgypsy Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:32 am manda903: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:32 am JLCoburn: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:34 am CoachCMJ: RT @inkgypsy: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
12:36 am Sourcerer: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
12:39 am inkgypsy: #UFchat RT @thefourpartland: “What happens when you cage the beast without? – The Letter – http://bit.ly/9hyTZg #horror
12:40 am amergina: RT @UF_Chat Got a Halloween/haunted blog post urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
12:48 am jeanettemarsh: RT @inkgypsy Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links.
12:53 am deborahblake: RT @UF_Chat: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
12:53 am JayelKaye: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
1:17 am AnassaRh: RT @inkgypsy: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
1:19 am ElleMoonGoddess: RT @UF_Chat: Got a Halloween/haunted blog post going up urban fantasist’s will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
2:08 am Suzanne_Johnson: Urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans–check out 40 new releases coming in November! #paranormal #romance #ufchat http://bit.ly/bzvwb9
2:10 am wastepaperprose: RT @Suzanne_Johnson: Urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans–check out 40 new releases coming in November! #paranormal #romance #ufchat http://bit.ly/bzvwb9
2:11 am specficdb: RT @Suzanne_Johnson: Urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans–check out 40 new releases coming in November! #paranormal #romance #ufchat http://bit.ly/bzvwb9
2:13 am specficdb: @Suzanne_Johnson so many great authors who need to be listed at specficdb.com! #paranormal #romance #ufchat
2:14 am bethaniey: @Suzanne_Johnson so many great authors who need to be listed at specficdb.com! #paranormal #romance #ufchat
2:14 am bethaniey: Urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans–check out 40 new releases coming in November! #paranormal #romance #ufchat http://bit.ly/bzvwb9
2:15 am inkgypsy: Got Halloween/haunted/monster blog post urban fantasy peeps will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
2:15 am UF_Chat: Got Halloween/haunted/monster blog post urban fantasy peeps will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
2:16 am Suzanne_Johnson: RT @specficdb: @Suzanne_Johnson so many great authors who need to be listed at specficdb.com! #paranormal #romance #ufchat
2:17 am jolantru: Paranormals in Singapore: http://awolfstale.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/writing-about-non-humans-and-the-paranormal-in-singapore/ #UFchat
2:22 am Sarah_Bromley: @inkgypsy I just did a Halloween reading/watching blog post earlier today and mention some YA UF. http://tinyurl.com/29wqyxv #UFchat
2:29 am talechasing: RT @UF_Chat: Got Halloween/haunted/monster blog post urban fantasy peeps will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
2:29 am specficdb: RT @UF_Chat: Got Halloween/haunted/monster blog post urban fantasy peeps will enjoy? Add #UFchat hashtag. I’ll collect & publish links on official blog!
2:32 am LaylaMessner: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:45 am bethaniey: RT @specficdb: @Suzanne_Johnson so many great authors who need to be listed at specficdb.com! #paranormal #romance #ufchat
1:11 pm Suzanne_Johnson: List of 67 November releases in #paranormal #romance, #scifi, urban fantasy #UFchat, and #fantasy–good stuff http://bit.ly/aSCxNg
1:27 pm bethaniey: List of 67 November releases in #paranormal #romance, #scifi, urban fantasy #UFchat, and #fantasy–good stuff http://bit.ly/aSCxNg
2:11 pm UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:11 pm inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:13 pm simonm223: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:16 pm tadbo: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:21 pm shadowflame1974: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:22 pm lil_monmon: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:26 pm Puppetguy: Yes! RT @inkgypsy Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:26 pm lil_monmon: #fridayflash Dare you try the bottomless coffee at DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES? http://tinyurl.com/2a5lmav #UFchat
2:27 pm FutureNostalgic: RT @lil_monmon: #fridayflash Dare you try the bottomless coffee at DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES? http://tinyurl.com/2a5lmav #UFchat
2:36 pm WerewolfMike: RT @lil_monmon: #fridayflash Dare you try the bottomless coffee at DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES? http://tinyurl.com/2a5lmav #UFchat
2:37 pm Patti_OShea: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
2:59 pm J_GriffinB: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
4:52 pm AnassaRh: This one’s not mine, but definitely fits the #ufchat Halloween call! Gnomes in Latin America: http://bit.ly/dcUtOE
5:00 pm AnassaRh: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
6:15 pm Jamgrrl: I’ve posted on Indie Urban Fantasy: Argentina Gnome: Creepy Reality? Or Just a Hoax? http://bit.ly/b9cynL #ufchat #fairies #paranormal
6:16 pm Jamgrrl: RT @inkgypsy: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
October 29, 2010
3:02 am MarshaAMoore: RT @Suzanne_Johnson: Urban fantasy/paranormal romance fans-40 new releases coming November!#paranormal #romance #ufchat http://bit.ly/bzvwb9
3:49 am annikkawoods: RT @UF_Chat: Please RT my call for Halloween & monster blog posts – help me promote your blog and writing this weekend! #UFchat
7:04 am GraylinFox: Halloween Blog Tour๏ฟฝStop: http://wp.me/p11In3-77 #blogtour #horror #fantasy #halloween #UFChat
7:16 am LiiaAnn: Ooohhh gruesome!! I Love it! RT @GraylinFox Halloween Blog Tour Stop: http://wp.me/p11In3-77 #blogtour #horror #fantasy #halloween #UFChat
2:14 pm Suzanne_Johnson: Who’s the urban fantasy character you hate the most? Bella? Anita? Vampire Bill? Voldemort? http://bit.ly/aaxxeX #UFchat
6:42 pm NancyHolzner: It’s Walking Dead Week on Dark Central Station. Zombie posts and book giveaways! http://darkcentralstation.com/ #UFchat
9:00 pm AnassaRh: My blog today combines the last #ufchat topic with tomorrow’s: http://bit.ly/96o3Kr I also tell a personal story.
11:14 pm UF_Chat: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:14 pm inkgypsy: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:16 pm leapetra: RT @UF_Chat: #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) (i might be drunk tweeting shhhh)
11:20 pm Queryaddict: RT @UF_Chat: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:24 pm SpiceBites: RT @inkgypsy: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:24 pm JulieeJohnsonn: Hey everyone! Ohhh! Great topic for #ufchat on Sat 6pm EST: Why we need monsters! Hope I can make it! RT @leapetra @UF_Chat
11:24 pm ShennandoahDiaz: RT @inkgypsy: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:25 pm jeremymcnabb: RT @UF_Chat: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
11:50 pm Kalayna: RT @UF_Chat: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
October 30, 2010
1:32 am MarciSischo: RT @UF_Chat: Dashing in to borrowed computer to say YES #UFchat is definitely ON tomorrow! (3pm PST) TOPIC: Why we need Monsters! (& Halloween too) PlsRT
2:30 am J_GriffinB: At UF party at #ufchat
6:32 am AnassaRh: Late night people, have you seen my latest blog post? Monsters, folktales, and a story. http://bit.ly/96o3Kr #ufchat
2:30 pm UF_Chat: Monsters With Human Faces – a For-Real! Guest Post by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
2:30 pm inkgypsy: Monsters With Human Faces – a For-Real! Guest Post by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
3:50 pm inkgypsy: Been up all night on borrowed computer prepping for today’s Halloween #UFchat – getting some quick shut-eye. Back in a few hours!
3:51 pm AnassaRh: RTing my blog again in case anyone hasn’t seen it. Folklore! Urban legends! A call to writers! http://bit.ly/96o3Kr #ufchat
5:00 pm inkgypsy: The Halloween edition of #UFchat is on today at 3pm PST/6pm EST! join us to discuss Why We Need Monsters! (& Halloween too) #UFchat
5:00 pm UF_Chat: The Halloween edition of #UFchat is on today at 3pm PST/6pm EST! join us to discuss Why We Need Monsters! (& Halloween too) #UFchat
7:00 pm inkgypsy: 3 hour countdown to #UFchat – The Halloween edition! 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
7:02 pm edentyler: RT @inkgypsy: 3 hour countdown to #UFchat – The Halloween edition! 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
7:02 pm AnassaRh: RT @inkgypsy: 3 hour countdown to #UFchat – The Halloween edition! 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
7:13 pm tadbo: RT @inkgypsy: 3 hour countdown to #UFchat – The Halloween edition! 3pm PST/6pm EST Pls RT
8:00 pm UF_Chat: 2 hours countdown to #UFchat today! TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters (and of course Halloween!) 3PM PST/6PM EST
8:00 pm inkgypsy: 2 hours countdown to #UFchat today! TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters (and of course Halloween!) 3PM PST/6PM EST
8:01 pm talechasing: RT @UF_Chat: 2 hours countdown to #UFchat today! TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters (and of course Halloween!) 3PM PST/6PM EST
8:02 pm specficdb: RT @UF_Chat: 2 hours countdown to #UFchat today! TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters (and of course Halloween!) 3PM PST/6PM EST
8:43 pm inkgypsy: So tired! Need coffee.. And a miracle to keep Jackzilla from eating me alive, er, allowing me to do #UFchat without the usual Daddy-help…
8:52 pm leapetra: RT @inkgypsy: #UFchat today! TOPIC: Why We Need Monsters (and of course Halloween!) 3PM PST/6PM EST
8:53 pm UF_Chat: In line with today’s #UFchat topic: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf
8:53 pm inkgypsy: In line with today’s #UFchat topic: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf
8:55 pm rbwood: @inkgypsy @oldhauntsauthor That explains his mugshot on my website. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat #NOWitallmakessense
8:56 pm shadowflame1974: RT @inkgypsy: In line with today’s #UFchat topic: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf
9:00 pm UF_Chat: 1 hour to go till we talk Monsters of all kinds and why we NEED them in our UF (& have some Halloween fun too) #UFchat 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:07 pm UF_Chat: Here’s a pic to give you an idea of why we need monsters in our fiction… #UFchat http://twitpic.com/32c6rk
9:08 pm UF_Chat: http://twitpic.com/32c6rk – A little visual extra for the serious undercurrent of today’s #UFchat.. ๐Ÿ˜‰
9:11 pm UF_Chat: An early chunk of food for thought for today’s #UFchat: Monsters and the Meat-ness of Us http://bit.ly/cy1M54 #UFchat (Yum!)
9:11 pm inkgypsy: An early chunk of food for thought for today’s #UFchat: Monsters and the Meat-ness of Us http://bit.ly/cy1M54 #UFchat (Yum!)
9:21 pm leapetra: I am going to try to make it to chat tonight, but our party starts at the same time, most invited come late though #ufchat
9:30 pm inkgypsy: 30 minutes till we go monster hunting and hugging! (with stakes) We need our monsters & we’ll tell you why during #UFchat 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:32 pm AnassaRh: RT @inkgypsy: 30 minutes till we go monster hunting and hugging! (with stakes) We need our monsters & we’ll tell you why during #UFchat 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:34 pm SpiceBites: RT @inkgypsy: 30 minutes till we go monster hunting and hugging! (with stakes) We need our monsters & we’ll tell you why during #UFchat 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:45 pm inkgypsy: Bong! Bong! 15 minute bell for Monster Hunters gathering for today’s Halloween edition of #UFchat! 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:45 pm UF_Chat: Bong! Bong! 15 minute bell for Monster Hunters gathering for today’s Halloween edition of #UFchat! 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:48 pm tadbo: RT @inkgypsy: Bong! Bong! 15 minute bell for Monster Hunters gathering for today’s Halloween edition of #UFchat! 3pm PST/6pm EST
9:50 pm inkgypsy: Primer for #UFchat early birds #1: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsathor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
9:50 pm wildbloom: @inkgypsy Have fun on #UFChat! Wish I could be there but dinner’s calling! ๐Ÿ™‚
9:51 pm Ben_Aaronovitch: @inkgypsy You know I only come here for the primers. #ufchat
9:51 pm JonBrazerEnt: RT @UF_Chat: Here’s a pic to give you an idea of why we need monsters in our fiction… #UFchat http://twitpic.com/32c6rk
9:55 pm UF_Chat: Primer for #UFchat early birds #2: Monsters and the Moral Imagination http://bit.ly/1uvGER #UFchat
9:55 pm leapetra: no guests yet. I am here for the chat #ufchat
9:56 pm AnassaRh: Sitting down, getting ready for #ufchat.
9:57 pm jterzieff: RT @inkgypsy: Primer for #UFchat early birds #1: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsathor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
9:57 pm jterzieff: RT @UF_Chat: Primer for #UFchat early birds #2: Monsters and the Moral Imagination http://bit.ly/1uvGER #UFchat
9:57 pm leapetra: my son is at the party dressed as Walter Sullivan a character form Silent hill that really needs to slay his monsters. #ufchat
9:57 pm rcmurphy: @inkgypsy I would love to come play in #UFchat, but duty calls. Gotta prep to play vampire tonight. Have fun. I’ll read trough later!
9:58 pm inkgypsy: We?re talking about why we NEED monsters (yes ? ?need?) both in fiction and IRL & why Halloween is such an important ?holiday?. #UFchat
9:58 pm UF_Chat: We?re talking about why we NEED monsters (yes ? ?need?) both in fiction and IRL & why Halloween is such an important ?holiday?. #UFchat
9:58 pm Sarah_Bromley: is getting ready for some #ufchat. Don’t get to do this chat much–falls during dinner time. Know I can’t stay too long tonight.
9:59 pm jterzieff: RT @UF_Chat: We?re talking about why we NEED monsters (yes ? ?need?) both in fiction and IRL & why Halloween is such an important ?holiday?. #UFchat
9:59 pm shadowflame1974: RT @UF_Chat: We?re talking about why we NEED monsters (yes ? ?need?) both in fiction and IRL & why Halloween is such an important ?holiday?. #UFchat
9:59 pm AnassaRh: RT @UF_Chat: We?re talking about why we NEED monsters (yes ? ?need?) both in fiction and IRL & why Halloween is such an important ?holiday?. #UFchat
10:00 pm UF_Chat: 3, 2… & now live with #UFchat! Welcome back the Halloween edition of #UFchat!
10:00 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat We need monsters to know we can slay our fears! #ufchat
10:00 pm Sarah_Bromley: Happy Halloween! #ufchat
10:01 pm UF_Chat: TODAY: We?ll be discussing importance of monsters (we NEED them!) and also of Halloween ? and have some light-hearted fun too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat
10:02 pm SpiceBites: Made it! Happy Halloween to y’all! #UFChat
10:02 pm JSterlingS: We need monsters so that we can confront the best and worst of human nature. Frankenstein wasn’t about fear but intolerance. #ufchat
10:02 pm inkgypsy: Also ? if you have blogged/posted a Halloween/haunted/UF friendly post this week tweet it now with the #UFchat hashtag!
10:02 pm MariAdkins: @UF_Chat @shadowflame1974 today’s halloween flat out sucks. imho. #UFchat
10:02 pm shadowflame1974: #UFchat We need monsters because it is not politically correct to point at the RL monsters
10:02 pm UF_Chat: OOps-wrong identity. Also ? if you have blogged/posted a Halloween/haunted/UF friendly post this week tweet it now with the #UFchat hashtag!
10:03 pm UF_Chat: Reminder: ?S? stands for statement which will be followed by a ?Q? (a related #UFchat question for discussion).
10:03 pm Sarah_Bromley: I like monsters to be thoughtful nemesis and less brainless killing machine #ufchat
10:03 pm UF_Chat: Q1: It?s Halloween! Time for monsters. ๐Ÿ˜€ Can you list the classic (sentient) figures/monsters? (I count 8 big classics & 2 sortas) #UFchat
10:04 pm Sarah_Bromley: Here’s my blog post on Halloween reading & watching http://tinyurl.com/29wqyxv #ufchat
10:04 pm UF_Chat: Just me and Jackzilla the toddler here today so pls forgive me for odd delays here and there! #UFchat
10:04 pm AnassaRh: My monster post: http://bit.ly/96o3Kr #ufchat
10:05 pm leapetra: vampire, werewolf, mummy, Frankenstein, witch, creature from the black lagoon #ufchat
10:05 pm shadowflame1974: @MariAdkins #UFchat yea it does. we are going to the park tonight… “safe” halloween my arse
10:05 pm UF_Chat: Do we have anyone here today or is everyone still working on their costumes for tomorrow…? #UFchat
10:06 pm JSterlingS: A: Frankenstein, Dracula, Elmo, Chuckie, Gizmo, Bert, Godzilla, Mothra….. #ufchat
10:06 pm UF_Chat: RT @AnassaRh: My monster post: http://bit.ly/96o3Kr #ufchat
10:06 pm leapetra: a guest post by Chris Kelly bit.ly/d2s5Mu #ufchat
10:06 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Oh Bert! Of course! LOL #ufchat
10:06 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat I am wearing my costume! #ufchat
10:06 pm Sarah_Bromley: @leapetra @Uf_Chat Don’t forget zombies int he list of monsters #ufchat
10:06 pm AnassaRh: Vampire, werewolf, demon, Frankenstein’s monster, witch, ghost, zombie? Stumped now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ #ufchat
10:06 pm tadbo: RT @inkgypsy: Also ? if you have blogged/posted a Halloween/haunted/UF friendly post this week tweet it now with the #UFchat hashtag!
10:07 pm UF_Chat: S: My list: vampire, mummy, werewolf, ghost, witch, devil, swamp creature, Frankenstein?s monster Xtras: Phantom, invisible man #ufchat
10:07 pm MariAdkins: @shadowflame1974 trick or treating in the mall? trunk or treat? give me a break. #UFchat
10:07 pm leapetra: I mean a guest post by Chris Kelly http://bit.ly/d2s5Mu #ufchat
10:07 pm UF_Chat: S: Each of the classics seems to represent a large ?fear? of society thru ages. #ufchat
10:07 pm UF_Chat: Q2: Why do people like being scared? #ufchat
10:07 pm larissa_sarah: RT @leapetra: I mean a guest post by Chris Kelly http://bit.ly/d2s5Mu #ufchat
10:07 pm AnassaRh: Right, mummies! Forgot about mummies! @leapetra #ufchat
10:08 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Humanoid (Yeti, Bigfoot) and dragons? #ufchat
10:08 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley Yes! Zombies too. Especially now. I knew I missed one in my delirium! #ufchat
10:08 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat 1 reason when you are under stress, your body reacts as if it is scared. To release the stress, you need a good scare #ufchat
10:08 pm JSterlingS: A2: It reminds us that we are alive and it’s an adrenaline rush. Plus us guys like girls jumping into our laps. #ufchat
10:09 pm curlyrbr: @UF_Chat Hi! What’s the topic today? #ufchat
10:09 pm shadowflame1974: @MariAdkins #UFchat BOOO! Boring!
10:09 pm UF_Chat: RT @leapetra: I mean a guest post by Chris Kelly http://bit.ly/d2s5Mu #ufchat
10:09 pm JSterlingS: Can’t forget about killer robots. #ufchat
10:09 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Fictional fear is an escape from real fears #ufchat
10:09 pm UF_Chat: Q2a: Does this have anything to do with why people love UF? #ufchat
10:10 pm leapetra: RT @JSterlingS: Cant forget about killer robots. #ufchat
10:10 pm SpiceBites: @Sarah_Bromley I love dragons! #UFChat
10:10 pm AnassaRh: I think adrenaline is part of why scary is fun. And laughing at how silly you were, afterwards, so ? social bonding too? #ufchat
10:10 pm UF_Chat: @curlyrbr Welcome! TOPIC: Why we need monsters! (& Halloween too) #ufchat
10:10 pm leapetra: But Fear is the Mind Killer #dune #ufchat
10:11 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat UF has a lot of people standing up to face fear. Readers may find this inspiring. #ufchat
10:11 pm AnassaRh: Never said I got ’em all! Thanks. #ufchat RT @wordofmousebook: @AnassaRh what about ghoul?
10:11 pm SpiceBites: I think it’s also social commentary maybe? #UFChat
10:11 pm UF_Chat: Q2a: Does this have anything to do with why people love UF? #UFchat
10:12 pm leapetra: sometimes its easier to deal with fictional fear, than the real serial killer down the block #ufchat
10:12 pm shadowflame1974: #UFChat of course. easier to slay fictional monsters than minorities. Also gives creative solutions for modern problems
10:12 pm Sarah_Bromley: @wordofmousebook @AnassaRh Do ghouls fall into the zombie category or something else? #ufchat
10:12 pm MariAdkins: @shadowflame1974 kids can’t even wear masks anymore – they might trip and fall becasue they can’t see well. #UFchat
10:12 pm AnassaRh: A2a: One of the primer articles mentioned the “what if” factor of fear? What if zombie/vampire/demon/alien attacked me? 1/2 #ufchat
10:12 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Looking at the classics in that list – all the old masks & monsters made into movies. But ghoul is long time bogeycreature #ufchat
10:13 pm UF_Chat: Q2b: What does vampire represent/cover fear-wise? (Note: I?ll ask for each but not necessarily straight forward ? think about it) #ufchat
10:13 pm shadowflame1974: @MariAdkins #UFchat dddoha! I think this will be our last year. next we celebrate halloween by going to haunted houses!
10:13 pm leapetra: @Sarah_Bromley I think are zombies are a type of ghoul #ufchat
10:14 pm AnassaRh: ? And that same thing happens within UF. It’s the basis for the genre, no? What IF there were vampires? #ufchat
10:14 pm SpiceBites: The monster can also be a metaphor for the ugliness inside — Hyde & Jekyll And most alien takeovers is fear of others #UFChat
10:14 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley I think they are covered by zombies in the classic monster umbrella. The classics cover most ‘types’ of monsters. #ufchat
10:14 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat sexual fear. fear of domination #ufchat
10:14 pm AnassaRh: That was, of course, 2/2/ #ufchat
10:14 pm Sarah_Bromley: A2b: vampires can represent a fear of seduction/corruption of what’s natural #ufchat
10:15 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat Vampires represent the fear of death (in addition to sexual stress) and a way to overcome death. #ufchat
10:15 pm AnassaRh: @Sarah_Bromley I think they’re different. Different origins, though I can’t recall the exact distinction. #ufchat
10:15 pm SpiceBites: I usually throw a get-together for a few families. Dads & kids go hs2hs, moms relax with wine…i mean fix dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFChat
10:15 pm shadowflame1974: #UFchat vampires- soul draining cooperates? the mighty industry? your boss? lol
10:15 pm AnassaRh: @UF_Chat I’d say that means we need a good ghoul story, wouldn’t you? *grins* #ufchat
10:16 pm UF_Chat: Remember vampires have been the uber-monster well before they became sexy. What do they represent fear-wise? #ufchat
10:16 pm leapetra: @AnassaRh ghouls are from the middle east, creatures that eat corpses. traditional zombies from haiti #ufchat
10:16 pm SayVampire: RT @shadowflame1974 #UFchat vampires- soul draining cooperates? the mighty industry? your boss? lol
10:16 pm Sarah_Bromley: @AnassaRh My MS that’s on sub has revenants which are rather ghoul-like. ๐Ÿ™‚ #ufchat
10:16 pm UF_Chat: @shadowflame1974 Amazing how widespread metaphor can get – huh? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #ufchat
10:16 pm SpiceBites: RT @SayVampire: RT @shadowflame1974 #UFchat vampires- soul draining cooperates? the mighty industry? your boss? lol #UFChat
10:17 pm AnassaRh: Agreed. They’re very sexual. RT @Sarah_Bromley: A2b: vampires can represent a fear of seduction/corruption of what’s natural #ufchat
10:17 pm UF_Chat: Q2b1: The mummy? How is this different from the zombie type? #ufchat
10:17 pm leapetra: @shadowflame1974 sound like most of the places I have worked at #ufchat
10:17 pm Sarah_Bromley: @leapetra Ah, thanks for the reminder. I need to brush up on my monster origins again #ufchat
10:17 pm AnassaRh: Explanation! Yay! RT @leapetra:@AnassaRh ghouls are from the middle east, creatures that eat corpses. traditional zombies from haiti #ufchat
10:18 pm SpiceBites: A2B1 Mummy’s are sentient, zombies are not usually, i think #UFChat
10:18 pm AnassaRh: @Sarah_Bromley Cool! #ufchat
10:18 pm tasmin21: Sorry I’m late, folks! #UFChat
10:18 pm UF_Chat: Q2b2: Werewolves & the wolfman? #ufchat
10:18 pm UF_Chat: Q2b3: Witches? (not the Wiccan kind ?the typical nasty kind) #ufchat
10:18 pm SpiceBites: In Middle Eastern lore they are called ghools #UFChat
10:18 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Mummies are usually brought about by a curse. Zombies have more variation in origin stories–ie, infection, disaster. #ufchat
10:18 pm JSterlingS: Mummies are corpses that come back a live to attack the cursed. They need not flesh to survive. Head shots don’t worth either. #ufchat
10:19 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Q2b1 a form of burial as well, not just Egyptian #ufchat
10:19 pm UF_Chat: Q2b4: (Racing thru the rest to get to the next set ok?) Devils & demons? (clue: it?s more than fear of hell) #ufchat
10:19 pm UF_Chat: Q2b5: Swamp Creatures? #ufchat
10:19 pm Sarah_Bromley: Q2b2: werewolves are primal urge and the fear of what happens when it takes over #ufchat
10:20 pm UF_Chat: Q2b6: Frankenstein?s monster? (think mad scientist, Igor as well as the creation here) #ufchat
10:20 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Q2b4 demons are only messengers, its who they are delivering the message from you have to watch out for #ufchat
10:20 pm JSterlingS: Swamp creatures is nature taking a more active role in smacking us for polluting it. #ufchat
10:20 pm Sarah_Bromley: Q2B3: Witches can be fear of others working against us and the power they hold over us #ufchat
10:20 pm AnassaRh: A2b: East Euro vamps: fear of death, fear of stalkers, fear of darkness? Chinese vamps: loss of self. #ufchat
10:21 pm SpiceBites: I remember a TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert and she mentioned demons came from daemons, geniies from genius #UFChat
10:21 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley Zombies originally just corpses brought back from dead. Infection/disease is later incarnation but still relevant. #ufchat
10:21 pm UF_Chat: S: Ghosts I left for a separate question as they?re particularly important to Halloween. #ufchat
10:21 pm UF_Chat: Q3: How have ghosts been portrayed in UF? Do they have any connection to Halloween? #ufchat
10:22 pm JSterlingS: As I said in the beginning Frankenstein’s monster is about intolerance and fear of the different. #ufchat
10:22 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Q2b6 fear of technology. the lack of humanity #ufchat
10:22 pm tasmin21: A3: For the Downside series, the ghosts ARE the premise, really. #UFChat
10:22 pm SpiceBites: @UF_Chat But can zombies think? I thot they were controlled by whoever created them. #UFChat
10:23 pm AnassaRh: 2b1: Mummy: fear of death, I think, coupled with a love of the Middle East. Zombies: fear of losing self, fear of infection. #ufchat
10:23 pm Sarah_Bromley: Q3: Ghosts are important to Halloween since “the veil is thin.” More transference between spirit realm and living realm #ufchat
10:23 pm UF_Chat: Sorry – power outage – swapping systems to the back-up. #UFchat
10:23 pm AnassaRh: Also think with zombies we’re afraid of being forced to act against our will (vamps have this too). You don’t want to kill, but? #ufchat
10:23 pm leapetra: @SpiceBites modern zombies are worst, a mindless thing makes them.ie the flu #ufchat
10:24 pm UF_Chat: Q3: How have ghosts been portrayed in UF? Do they have any connection to Halloween? #UFchat
10:24 pm AnassaRh: 2b2: Werewolves: There’s definitely an element of body horror there, as well as the traditional “wolves kill our livestock” thing. #ufchat
10:24 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra I’m not big on zombies but the metaphor is astounding to me. I keep finding uses for this monster! #UFchat
10:24 pm leapetra: RT @UF_Chat: Sorry – power outage – <- quit trying to revive your monster during chats. #ufchat
10:24 pm JSterlingS: @SpiceBites depends on if you’re talking old school zombie or new. Old school = no. New = maybe #ufchat
10:25 pm tasmin21: Agree with @Sarah_Bromley. Most of the time, Halloween is viewed as a time of greater power for ghosts. #UFChat
10:25 pm AnassaRh: 2b3: Witches: Curses are the biggie here. And poisonings. Don’t want to be a frog! #ufchat
10:25 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat I’m more partial to the reanimated corpse version of zombies. The new, infected sort don’t do it for me #ufchat
10:25 pm UF_Chat: I’m assuming here most UF people know the origins of Halloween so no going over that ground today but let me know if you’re lost. #UFchat
10:26 pm leapetra: Ghost are a bit hopeful. They show that death is not the end for some #ufchat
10:26 pm UF_Chat: Q4: Supernatural is ?very close? on H’ween. What other celebrations/days/etc fall in this season & what is focus? Eg All Souls Day #UFchat
10:26 pm UF_Chat: Q4a: What other ?ghost centered celebrations? are there around the world? (eg Japanese Grave sweeping) #UFchat
10:26 pm tasmin21: Seems like ghosts are usually used as a) motivation for the hero or b) a source of information to solve the case. #UFChat
10:26 pm leapetra: Ghosts also give you a link to the past. not many of the other monsters do that. #ufchat
10:26 pm Sarah_Bromley: I love writing ghost stories or using ghosts in all different kinds of roles. So much material to mine for fiction. #ufchat
10:26 pm tasmin21: @leapetra See, I don’t see it as hopeful. I see it as they never rest. It’s a bit depressing, really. #UFChat
10:26 pm AnassaRh: 2b4: Demons: Brutal, violent death. Fear of the Other, the unknown. Also, incubus/succubus demons are sexual. #ufchat
10:27 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Day of the Dead! #ufchat
10:27 pm UF_Chat: S: It appears all cultures have a day in which the dead are honored/celebrated. Halloween is ours. #UFchat
10:27 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat Which origins? I’ve found no less than 3. #ufchat
10:27 pm UF_Chat: Q5: Why is death given such attention? #UFchat
10:27 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Q4a: don’t forget Dia de los Muertos where the souls of the deceased return to celebrate w/ family/friends #ufchat
10:27 pm UF_Chat: Q5a: What about ancestors? What celebrations/rituals focus on this? #UFchat
10:27 pm tasmin21: A5: Death gets so much attention because it’s the last great mystery. #UFChat
10:28 pm AnassaRh: 2b5 and 2b6: Both are a fear of the Other, of body horror. Don’t know much about swamp creatures, so won’t say more there. #ufchat
10:28 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Q5: death is something we all have to face and among the greatest unknowns #ufchat
10:28 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat Day of the Dead, All Hallows Eve, Easter, Devil’s Eve. #ufchat
10:28 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Essentially re both changing seasons & the idea of supernatural world closest to ours at this time (incl souls departed) #UFchat
10:28 pm MarciSischo: Hello! Late, but here! ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFChat
10:28 pm UF_Chat: Q5b: What could be gained by considering those gone before each year (child thru adult)? #UFchat
10:29 pm AnassaRh: But as for Frankenstein’s monster? there’s also the relentlessness of his pursuit, and his unnaturalness. Some zombie stuff there? #ufchat
10:29 pm leapetra: Death: we are dying as soon as we take our first breath #Buddhism #ufchat
10:29 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Glad you mentioned Devil’s Night… #UFchat
10:29 pm alisonwells: RT @leapetra: Death: we are dying as soon as we take our first breath #Buddhism #ufchat
10:29 pm AnassaRh: Have to admit, when I read Frankenstein, I sympathized with the monster much more than I did with Frankenstein himself. #ufchat
10:29 pm UF_Chat: S: On the other extreme is Devil?s Night (Oct 30) where extreme mischief (to put it mildly) prevails. #UFchat
10:29 pm UF_Chat: Q5c: Why is Devil?s Night celebrated at all (anywhere)? #UFchat
10:30 pm dref22: RT @leapetra: Death: we are dying as soon as we take our first breath #Buddhism #ufchat
10:30 pm AnassaRh: RT @Sarah_Bromley: Q3: Ghosts are important to Halloween since “the veil is thin.” More transference between spirit realm and living realm #ufchat
10:30 pm SpiceBites: Thanx for explaining zombies ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFChat
10:30 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh I think that was kinda the big idea – the REAL monster in that story was Frankenstein himself. Not his creation. #UFchat
10:30 pm UF_Chat: Q5d: Apart from The Crow (classic & very dark UF) are the other UF stories that use Devil?s Night? #UFchat
10:31 pm leapetra: Devil’s Night. We have to blow off steam ever so often. I would rather do Walprugis Night myself. #ufchat
10:31 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat We all have the souls of a trickster in us. Plus it allows relief of tension. #ufchat
10:31 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra You’ve heard the heartbeat theory – right? We’re all allocated so many heart beats for our life span? #UFchat
10:31 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Agree – but why the violence. Devil’s Night is traditionally big on intense violence. #UFchat
10:32 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat I have, #ufchat
10:32 pm UF_Chat: @leapetra See comment to @JSterlingS… #UFchat
10:32 pm SpiceBites: RT @UF_Chat: @leapetra Youve heard the heartbeat theory – right? Were all allocated so many heart beats for our life span?OoH cool! #UFChat
10:32 pm UF_Chat: Q6: What UF novels center around Halloween or have key event happen on that date? #UFchat
10:32 pm AnassaRh: A3: Haven’t read many UF with ghosts. @katrchrdsn‘s Greywalker books have multiples, from memories to semi-aware to active (and Bad) #ufchat
10:33 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat unfortunately some people can’t have fun mischief and have to go to extremes. #ufchat
10:33 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat Devil’s Night violence is mostly in the bigger cities, though. Small towns just smash pumpkins and toilet paper houses. #UFChat
10:33 pm AnassaRh: In that series, at least, they’re not really connected to Hallowe’en. They’re always there. #ufchat
10:33 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat @JSterlingS It’s the last really huge night to get out your evil before All Hallow’s Eve and All Saints’ & All Souls’ Days. #ufchat
10:33 pm SpiceBites: Lately seen some mysteries with ghosts…. #UFChat
10:33 pm AnassaRh: @UF_Chat I’ve always suspected such. And there we have the mad scientist as monster trope. #ufchat
10:34 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat I know at least one of the Dresden Files series centers on H alloween. #ufchat
10:34 pm tasmin21: @UF_Chat A6: Again, I’ll mention @StaciaKane‘s Downside series. The ghostly catastrophe hit the world for a week, around Halloween. #UFChat
10:34 pm UF_Chat: S: Monsters & Halloween go together yet monsters in UF are more classic & classically quite urban (though been urbanized). #UFchat
10:34 pm UF_Chat: Q7: Considering how Urban Legends (& nightmares) often represented at Halloween why don?t we see these more in UF? #UFchat
10:35 pm MarciSischo: @JSterlingS @UF_Chat — Dresden’s got one centering on ghosts, too. Same one, I think. Dead Beat? #UFChat
10:35 pm UF_Chat: @tasmin21 Such an amazing series. I remain in awe. #UFchat
10:35 pm UF_Chat: Q7: What urban legends could use the UF treatment? #UFchat
10:35 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat in the movies we see more urban legends. but books not so much. Too bad great fodder there #ufchat
10:35 pm AnassaRh: A4: The Mexican Day of the Dead revolves around respect for and celebration of the dead, doesn’t it? #ufchat
10:35 pm UF_Chat: @MarciSischo That sounds familiar… #UFchat
10:35 pm SesshaBatto: RT @leapetra: Death: we are dying as soon as we take our first breath #Buddhism #ufchat
10:36 pm MarciSischo: All the urban legends are belong to me. At least, all the Michigan ones. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFChat
10:36 pm AnassaRh: And I guess for a more modern celebration/day, there’s Remembrance/Veteran’s Day. That’s respect as well. #ufchat
10:36 pm Sarah_Bromley: Q7: I think we don’t see as many Urban Legends in UF because, while they’re urban, they’re not really fantasy. #ufchat.
10:36 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat Perhaps because it’s too easy. Most now would not blink at seeing Dracula walking down the street on Oct 31st #ufchat
10:36 pm leapetra: In Killer I worked in an urban legend for the fictional town, that comes to light in a later book. it gave the story a nice feel #ufchat
10:37 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat Yeah, that was the one w/ the necromancer killing ghosts to become a god on Devil’s Night or Halloween. Also, a t-rex. #UFChat
10:37 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Q7: Hook Man! I’d love tos ee someone do something with that one. #ufchat
10:37 pm MarciSischo: Because if you’re going to do necromancy, why NOT raise a t-rex? #UFChat
10:37 pm UF_Chat: Q8: Bogeymen are still around in various guises. Where are the bogeymen of UF? Are there any? #UFchat
10:38 pm AnassaRh: A5: Death comes for everyone eventually. You don’t know when, or how, or what happens afterwards. #ufchat
10:38 pm UF_Chat: @MarciSischo Which brings up a good question of what the heck are we doing in science anyway? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFchat
10:38 pm UF_Chat: Q9: Why do you personally like monsters? What is it about them that you like to read? #UFchat
10:38 pm JSterlingS: The scariest monster to ever walk this planet is also the most numerous: man. #ufchat
10:39 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat We’re working on it. You heard about the zombie dogs, right? #UFChat
10:39 pm leapetra: A great series on Urban legends is anything from Jan Harold Brunvand #ufchat
10:39 pm UF_Chat: You all are aware of the Spooky Legends event over at All Things Urban Fantasy – right? Urban legends retold by fave UF characters? #UFchat
10:39 pm MarciSischo: A9) They make such lovely metaphors! #UFChat
10:40 pm leapetra: @UF_Chat Q9 you can relate to monsters on some level. there are times everyone feels like they do not belong. #ufchat
10:40 pm UF_Chat: @MarciSischo Yay! Kinda. I’m partial to were-llamas – which are suspiciously zombie like for some reason… (weird I know) #UFchat
10:40 pm AnassaRh: A5b: A greater sense of heritage, a reverence. Traditions of any sort are for bonding, as well. #ufchat
10:40 pm MarciSischo: RT @JSterlingS: The scariest monster to ever walk this planet is also the most numerous: man. #UFChat
10:41 pm AnassaRh: A5b: From a more UF standpoint, remembering the dead means pacifying them, preventing them from causing mischief/curses. #ufchat
10:41 pm leapetra: Were-yetis, we need more of those #ufchat
10:41 pm UF_Chat: Are you guys aware of the Myths Over Miami articles? Street kids form own myths? (all scary & from kids under 10) #UFchat
10:41 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat And now I must write a story about were-llamas. Or read one someone else has written. #UFChat
10:41 pm UF_Chat: RT @MarciSischo: RT @JSterlingS: The scariest monster to ever walk this planet is also the most numerous: man. #UFchat
10:41 pm Sarah_Bromley: A9: Monsters and UF are a great distraction from one’s “real” problems. If you defeat a rampaging werewolf, you can beat anything. #ufchat
10:41 pm UF_Chat: So we’re getting to ‘why we need monsters’ part -my argument is that we need them to keep us human. Man is the worst monster of all. #UFchat
10:42 pm UF_Chat: Q10: How do we use monsters in UF? (eg as metaphors? As catharsis? Other?) #UFchat
10:42 pm AnassaRh: A7: I definitely think the Hook Man and the Phantom Hitchhiker could be great UF stories! #ufchat
10:42 pm UF_Chat: Q11: UF wouldn?t be UF without a monster or two (or more). Why does UF need monsters to be “UF”? #UFchat
10:42 pm valerievaldes: @UF_Chat I wrote a book about those Myths Over Miami. #UFChat
10:42 pm leapetra: A zombie lawyer has just arrive the party is starting. I will catch you all later. #ufchat
10:42 pm Sarah_Bromley: The talk about urban legends reminds me of Candy Man, Bloody Mary, etc. where the supernatural does occur #ufchat
10:43 pm MarciSischo: Voltaire: “Learn what you can from the beasts you’ll defeat / You’ll need it for some of the people you’ll meet” #UFChat
10:43 pm UF_Chat: Q12: What would happen to UF if we took away the monsters? #UFchat
10:43 pm Sarah_Bromley: RT @MarciSischo: Voltaire: “Learn what you can from the beasts you’ll defeat / You’ll need it for some of the people you’ll meet” #UFChat
10:43 pm AnassaRh: I’d rather have a herd of raptors. RT @MarciSischo: Because if you’re going to do necromancy, why NOT raise a t-rex? #UFChat
10:44 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley Definitely need to look up Myths Over Miami -Bloody Mary variations abound by kids too small to have heard about her #UFchat
10:44 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat Simplest answer would be that without them it would be just urban fiction. #ufchat
10:44 pm MarciSischo: @AnassaRh Ooo, good point. A horde of zombie raptors! #UFChat
10:44 pm MarciSischo: I don’t think you can have a UF without some monsters. #UFChat
10:45 pm AnassaRh: I read monsters partly to get their side of the story, see where they’re coming from, explore how they got to that point. #ufchat
10:45 pm Sarah_Bromley: @UF_Chat Re: Myths Over Miami–will do. Sounds like an interesting read! #ufchat
10:45 pm UF_Chat: Q13: Why is there a tendency to humanize monsters in UF novels? (To blend with humans, to get involved with humans etc) #UFchat
10:46 pm UF_Chat: Q13a: What is the difference between sentient & non-sentient monsters in novels? How are they typically written? #UFchat
10:46 pm AnassaRh: Granted, that’s more referring to the manipulative monsters, the Evil Overlord or serial killer types. #ufchat
10:46 pm Sarah_Bromley: Ah, I have a screaming 3-year-old. Time to run. Thanks for a wonderful #ufchat
10:46 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley I’m tweeting a link at the end in the resource section. ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
10:46 pm AnassaRh: I’m much more into those types than the “they just have to” monsters like zombies and some types of werewolf. #ufchat
10:46 pm UF_Chat: @Sarah_Bromley Mine is not screaming.. yet. Sympathies! #UFchat
10:46 pm MarciSischo: A13) Humanized monsters stand in for the worst in ourselves, and for keeping ourselves in check. #UFChat
10:46 pm UF_Chat: Q13b: How could this be turned on its head? #UFchat
10:47 pm AnassaRh: @Sarah_Bromley Oh yes, Bloody Mary! #ufchat
10:48 pm UF_Chat: Q14: What is/are your favorite monsters to read or write in UF and why? #UFchat
10:48 pm MarciSischo: I think UF kinda came from turning things on their head. Born out of horror stories, where the “monsters” were bad guys. #UFChat
10:48 pm UF_Chat: Q14a: Bestiaries were once taken very seriously. What creatures would you like to see explored in UF? #UFchat
10:48 pm UF_Chat: Q14a: What ?classic? sentient monsters/figures could be better utilized/explored in UF? #UFchat
10:48 pm MarciSischo: Now, some of the monsters are good guys. #UFChat
10:49 pm AnassaRh: A10 Monsters are catalysts or antagonists, or both. They make the MC change and grow and learn. #ufchat
10:49 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat UF needs more trolls. #ufchat
10:49 pm UF_Chat: S: Buffy is famous for its wide variety of monsters (eg monster of the week) beyond the vampire, witch, demon & werewolf regulars. #UFchat
10:50 pm AnassaRh: Overcoming monsters means overcoming fear. Accepting monsters (Oh, so you’re a vampire now? Cool.) means accepting the Other. #ufchat
10:50 pm UF_Chat: Q14b: In your ?monster rolodex? what obscure ones would you like to see used more? (any culture) #UFchat
10:50 pm MarciSischo: Middle Eastern demons. #UFChat
10:50 pm MarciSischo: Chinese demons. #UFChat
10:50 pm SpiceBites: Sorry, gotta go to a Diwali(festival of lights) party #UFChat
10:50 pm AnassaRh: I don’t think UF needs monsters to be UF. UF just needs magic and an antagonist. Monsters are just handy for the latter role. #ufchat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: @MarciSischo Any in mind in particular? (Middle Eastern demons) #UFchat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: @SpiceBites Ooh nice! #UFchat
10:51 pm AnassaRh: We’d have to get much more creative if we took away the original monsters. We’d probably have fewer possible plots, too. #ufchat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: S: Horror has been distinguished from ?dark UF? as the story is about surviving the monster. Been cry: ?monsters disappearing!? #UFchat
10:51 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat Jeez. I dunno. There’s so many. I’ve seen djinn used quite a bit, but they’ve got demons for everything. #UFChat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: S: (cont) Here is argument for ?transformation? via UF genre: What?s happened to our monsters? http://bit.ly/alWF2D #UFchat
10:51 pm UF_Chat: Q15: What kinds (as in types of threats) of monsters are there in UF as opposed to horror? #UFchat
10:52 pm MarciSischo: I think the difference is that in horror, your protag isn’t usually equipped to go toe-to-toe with the monsters. #UFChat
10:52 pm AnassaRh: Absolutely! Big fan of trolls. RT @JSterlingS: @UF_Chat UF needs more trolls. #ufchat
10:52 pm UF_Chat: @MarciSischo They do – don’t they? Celts have fairies, Middle Easterns have demons – similar functions in many ways. #UFchat
10:53 pm UF_Chat: Q16: What about humans? What happens when they act monstrous in UF? #UFchat
10:53 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat In UF there are more innocents that can be collateral damage. In horror EVERYTHING is collateral damage. #ufchat
10:53 pm efevans: RT @dref22: RT @leapetra: Death: we are dying as soon as we take our first breath #Buddhism #ufchat
10:53 pm MarciSischo: @UF_Chat Oh, I hadn’t thought of that. True! #UFChat
10:54 pm AnassaRh: A13a: Sentient monsters tend to have motive. Non-sentient just DO. And weres, if written half and half, often have sense of guilt. #ufchat
10:54 pm UF_Chat: Q17: What makes a monster (a real monster ?not a creature that isn?t human- but a horror)? (definition of ‘MONSTER’ pls!) #UFchat
10:54 pm UF_Chat: Q18: What types of real life human monsters are there? #UFchat
10:55 pm UF_Chat: Q18a: Do we see any of the human monsters in UF? Are they treated differently from the creature monsters? #UFchat
10:55 pm MarciSischo: A monster is something that destroys and terrorizes on purpose. With malice aforethought. ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFChat
10:55 pm AnassaRh: Sentient monsters also get more page-time. Non-sentients often show up, rampage, get killed. They’re more sudden. #ufchat
10:55 pm MarciSischo: That’s why the sentient monsters are more fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #UFChat
10:55 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat A16: Then they ARE the monster. #ufchat
10:55 pm MarciSischo: Anything else is just… kind of a rabid dog. Gotta put it down, but not really its fault. #UFChat
10:56 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Originally weres have no sense of human minds left when in wolf state. More than beast too – more like madness than wolf. #UFchat
10:56 pm AnassaRh: Looked at bestiaries in a lit class, don’t remember much. Just people with their face in their chest, and no head. #ufchat
10:57 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Yes – so what happens to the UF ‘creatures’/monsters in the same stories then? What’s their function? #UFchat
10:57 pm UF_Chat: Q19: Why DO we need monsters? (essays & studies coming in resources at end for those interested) In our fiction? In our rituals? #UFchat
10:57 pm AnassaRh: I would like to see a lake monster or Kraken, though. #ufchat
10:58 pm AnassaRh: @UF_Chat Yeah. Know that. That’s what I meant with the half-and-half weres. No control as a wolf, guilty over the deaths they cause. #ufchat
10:58 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh I am partial to swamp things and related creatures (I see monsters as the human-like, creatures as the animal-like) #UFchat
10:59 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Yes – interesting society is set up for such a monster, yes? #UFchat
10:59 pm UF_Chat: FINAL Q20: What would you add to a UF Halloween viewing list (beyond typical/straight horror)? #UFchat
11:00 pm AnassaRh: A14a I’ve only seen one book where someone was pulling a Frankenstein. #ufchat
11:00 pm AnassaRh: A14b: In the post I linked to earlier, I made a call for Sasquatch stories. They were a boogieman for some cultures. #ufchat
11:00 pm tasmin21: A20: Old B vampire movie called Razorblade Smile. Vamp chick is the heroine, nice twist at the end. I love it. #UFChat
11:01 pm UF_Chat: I think The Crow is always on my Halloween viewing list (at least would be were it not for toddler) – classic myth & UF & dark #UFchat
11:01 pm JSterlingS: #ufchat The creatures just make the “evil” humans appear to be even more monstrous.
11:01 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh You mean creating own monster? (Pulling a Frankenstein? ) #UFchat
11:02 pm UF_Chat: @tasmin21 haven’t heard of that one! Must look it up. Thanks! #UFchat
11:02 pm AnassaRh: @UF_Chat Yeah. One of Tanya Huff Blood books involves a scientist reanimating corpses. #ufchat
11:03 pm UF_Chat: That?s a wrap for #UFchat today! Got a ton of resources & a few lists (viewing & reading) for you next. #UFchat
11:03 pm MarciSischo: Any campy old 80’s vamp movie. Once Bitten, Twice Shy, that one w/ Bruce Campbell and Lance Henrickson… #UFChat
11:03 pm AnassaRh: Humans who act monstrous in UF often get cast as villains, and get their just deserts in the end. Evil wizard. Zombie summoner. etc. #ufchat
11:03 pm tasmin21: @UF_Chat It’s from 1998, Netflix has it. #UFChat
11:03 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Myself I see Frankenstein as variation on zombie creation. Trying to go one step better… #UFchat
11:04 pm AnassaRh: RT @MarciSischo: A monster is something that destroys and terrorizes on purpose. With malice aforethought. ๐Ÿ˜€ #UFChat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: Got a topic you want to chat about? Let me know! (@inkgypsy) I?ll add it to the list & maybe even bump up the chat-date for it. ? #UFchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: @tasmin21 Thanks! #UFchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: Some additional resources on monsters and Halloween in next few tweets: #UFchat #UFchat
11:04 pm JSterlingS: @AnassaRh Reminds me of Koontz’ take on Frankenstein. #ufchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: All Things Urban Fantasy: Spooky Legends (Retold By Your Favorite UF Characters) http://bit.ly/aBmMeq #UFchat
11:04 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS Did you read all 3? #UFchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: (Xlnt!) Monsters and the Moral Imagination http://bit.ly/1uvGER #UFchat
11:05 pm AnassaRh: A17/18 Monsters may destroy on purpose, but the ones that can hold back, and know they should, and DON’T, really scare me. #ufchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: Why we need King Kong, Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster http://bit.ly/cC7Pfc #UFchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: We Need New Monsters Because Tweens Have Officially Hijacked Vampires http://bit.ly/bCf6aW #UFchat
11:05 pm JSterlingS: @UF_Chat I’ve read all but the 4th. #ufchat
11:05 pm UF_Chat: A Brief History of Being Scared http://bit.ly/9SAU1K #UFchat
11:06 pm UF_Chat: Urban Fantasy at the Movies (List for Halloween ? by Goodreads Forum) http://bit.ly/bCRgPS #UFchat
11:06 pm AnassaRh: Psychopaths and sociopaths, in other words. Serial killers. #ufchat
11:06 pm UF_Chat: Halloween Fiction (List by Beebe Library) http://bit.ly/c5k8sU #UFchat
11:06 pm UF_Chat: Girl?s Guide to Guns & Monsters (anthology) edited by Martin H. Greenburg & Kerrie Hughes http://bit.ly/aU81wD #UFchat
11:06 pm UF_Chat: Those Who Fight Monsters : Tales of Occult Detectives (anthology) edited by Justin Gustainis http://bit.ly/ajlqQM #UFchat
11:06 pm UF_Chat: Why Aren?t Urban Fantasy Creatures More? Urban? http://bit.ly/bgtTFT #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: Monsters and the Meat-ness of Us http://bit.ly/cy1M54 #UFchat
11:07 pm AnassaRh: So do I. RT @UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Myself I see Frankenstein as variation on zombie creation. Trying to go one step better… #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: For fun in anticipation of a UF Christmas: Fold Your Own Zombie 2011 Calendar! http://bit.ly/agQZLm #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: Myths Over Miami (street kids create own myth culture & urban legends) http://bit.ly/XL8IR #UFchat
11:07 pm UF_Chat: #UFchat transcript available on the #UFchat blog in 36hrs-ish, allowing for late comments. Just use the hashtag. ? #UFchat
11:08 pm AnassaRh: A20: Any of the Buffy Hallowe’en episodes. Ghostbusters, though that barely counts. #ufchat
11:08 pm UF_Chat: @JSterlingS That’s right – there’s a new release isn’t there? What did you think? (I’ve read 2) #UFchat
11:08 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh All Buffy! LOL #UFchat
11:09 pm AnassaRh: True. But I’m not about to marathon! RT @UF_Chat: @AnassaRh All Buffy! LOL #UFchat
11:09 pm UF_Chat: @UF_Chat lights out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ May you all have a happy and safe Halloween & enjoy the monster sightings. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ? #UFchat
11:10 pm AnassaRh: I’d also pick the black-and-white episode of Supernatural as slightly silly Halloween fare. #ufchat
11:10 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Yeah – if only there were time.. sigh. LOL #UFchat
11:11 pm UF_Chat: Forgot to mention am still collecting Halloween/haunted/UF blog posts – hope to post late tonight for Halloween reading! ๐Ÿ™‚ #UFchat
11:11 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh I seriously need to catch up on Supernatural… #UFchat
11:11 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Myths Over Miami (street kids create own myth culture & urban legends) http://bit.ly/XL8IR #UFchat
11:12 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Why Aren?t Urban Fantasy Creatures More? Urban? http://bit.ly/bgtTFT #UFchat
11:12 pm UF_Chat: @AnassaRh Quite a few X-Files too – didn’t see anyone mention them, despite talking Urban Legends! #UFchat
11:12 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Monsters and the Meat-ness of Us http://bit.ly/cy1M54 #UFchat
11:12 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Girl?s Guide to Guns & Monsters (anthology) edited by Martin H. Greenburg & Kerrie Hughes http://bit.ly/aU81wD #UFchat
11:12 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Halloween Fiction (List by Beebe Library) http://bit.ly/c5k8sU #UFchat
11:12 pm inkgypsy: OK off to give Jackzilla much needed undivided attention. #UFchat was fun (& marathon – was running b/w rooms the whole time!)
11:13 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: (Xlnt!) Monsters and the Moral Imagination http://bit.ly/1uvGER #UFchat
11:13 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Why we need King Kong, Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster http://bit.ly/cC7Pfc #UFchat
11:13 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
11:13 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Some additional resources on monsters and Halloween in next few tweets: #UFchat #UFchat
11:14 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: I think The Crow is always on my Halloween viewing list (at least would be were it not for toddler) – classic myth & UF & dark #UFchat
11:16 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: FINAL Q20: What would you add to a UF Halloween viewing list (beyond typical/straight horror)? #UFchat
11:17 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Q18a: Do we see any of the human monsters in UF? Are they treated differently from the creature monsters? #UFchat
11:17 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Q18: What types of real life human monsters are there? #UFchat
11:18 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Q17: What makes a monster (a real monster ?not a creature that isn?t human- but a horror)? (definition of ‘MONSTER’ pls!) #UFchat
11:18 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Q16: What about humans? What happens when they act monstrous in UF? #UFchat
11:19 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: Q15: What kinds (as in types of threats) of monsters are there in UF as opposed to horror? #UFchat
11:19 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: S: (cont) Here is argument for ?transformation? via UF genre: What?s happened to our monsters? http://bit.ly/alWF2D #UFchat
11:19 pm yobyh: RT @UF_Chat: S: Horror has been distinguished from ?dark UF? as the story is about surviving the monster. Been cry: ?monsters disappearing!? #UFchat
11:51 pm hannahnpbowman: .@AnassaRh Also Christian holidays of All Hallows/All Saints/All Souls days (Oct. 31 – Nov. 2) abt. respect for dead, in part #ufchat
October 31, 2010
1:27 am tadbo: Tonight I will write a story about pie. It is a special pie, made by a special family. #halloween #ufchat
6:20 am tadbo: Story halfway done, not counting edits/rewrite. Not gonna make @inkgypsy‘s #ufchat list, but it will be done and up in time for #Halloween.
9:24 am oldhauntsauthor: RT @UF_Chat: Monsters With Human Faces by Emmett Spain (@oldhauntsauthor) http://bit.ly/ceoJvf #UFchat
9:25 am GraylinFox: Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #samhain #UFChat
11:43 am LaynaPimentel: RT @GraylinFox: Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #samhain #UFChat
11:48 am jsubject: RT @GraylinFox: Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #samhain #UFChat
12:01 pm GraylinFox: Now that I’m up – Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: continues the Blog Hop Story. http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #UFChat
12:37 pm TarynKincaid: RT @GraylinFox: Now that I’m up – Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: continues the Blog Hop Story. http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #UFChat
2:26 pm Silk_Labyrinth: RT @GraylinFox: Now that I’m up – Happy Halloween Six Sentence Sunday: continues the Blog Hop Story. http://wp.me/p11In3-7d #sixsunday #halloween #UFChat

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END OF TRANSCRIPT FOR OCTOBER 30th, 2010

I’m attempting to get things fixed ore permanently so I can be on Twitter during the week and prep for chats. I’m still hoping to put together the Halloween reading list in time for next Saturday’s #UFchat too – wish me luck in hunting down and capturing all the gremlins at #UFchat headquarters!

Once again:

If you're interested in helping out by being my 'emergency back-up co-moderator' please contact me and let me know!
It'd be awesome to have emergency back-up for the session and also to help get the transcript up within a couple of days
if I have computer &/or toddler issues delaying me. Please @inkgypsy or DM me for details. :)

Stay tuned to @UF_Chat on Twitter for countdowns and updates.

See you next week – and happy NaoNoWriMo-ing for all you ambitious writers out there! Looking forward to hearing about your new UF novels when you’re ready!

Gypsy (@inkgypsy)


Recommended Reads: The Downside Series by Stacia Kane

Title/s: Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts/Chess Putnam series, books 1-3)
Author: Stacia Kane (@StaciaKane on Twitter)
Type of UF: Dark, edgy, gritty, fast-paced, mystery
Paranormal Element/ Creatures: Ghosts, Magic
Publisher: US – Del Rey/ UK – Harper Voyager (see Stacia’s website for the UK covers)
Release Date/s: June, July & August of 2010
Back Cover Copy:

THE DEPARTED HAVE ARRIVED.

The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased.

Consequently, there are many false claims of hauntings from those hoping to profit. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully-tattooed witch, freewheeling Debunker, and ghost hunter. Sheโ€™s got a real talent for nailing human liars and banishing the wicked dead. But sheโ€™s keeping a dark secret from the Church: a little drug problem thatโ€™s landed her in hot and dangerous water.

Chess owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump. And Bump wants immediate payback. All Chess has to do is dispatch a very nasty species of undead from an old airport. But the job involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and crossing swords with enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bumpโ€™s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah.

If you haven’t heard of Stacia Kane’s Downside books yet, you’re missing some really big news – both in urban fantasy and for genre books in general.

Let me give you a taste:

That’s right. Stacia’s first three books in the series are being released back-to-back-to-back right now (that’s how much the publisher believes in the series) and they’re causing quite a stir. Thanks to the unusual premise, the very-flawed-yet-‘relate-able’ MC (particularly regarding her drug habit), the fresh and thorough world-building and the unique-yet-accessible vernacular, people everywhere are talking about these addictive books.

There are many reviews available online for the first two books (Stacia’s website HERE links to many) but I’ll include excerpts from just one thorough review to give you an idea:

(From “Raising Kane: Why the Summer of 2010 Will Be the Summer of Stacia for Paranormal Fantasy Fans” by Paul Goat Allen)

This is an ambitious novel, a novel that shuns the formulaic pitfalls and conventionality of other bestselling paranormal fantasy sagas. This is Stacia Kane at the top of her gameโ€”it is a writer evolved, a storyteller matured, an imagination fully unleashed upon the world…

… if youโ€™re looking for something deeper and darker, I would highly recommend this novel. I loved the (what some would consider) audacious premise; the downright tantalizing glimpses into the otherworldly City of Eternity; the cool, punk rock undertones (at one point Chess is wearing a Dead Kennedys t-shirt); and the wonderfully intricate mystery that intertwines it all together.

Read the whole review HERE.

Dubious about an addicted MC? See what this reviewer (Fiction Vixen) had to say about her concerns HERE.

Stacia Kane

Join us for our very first #UFchat on Saturday July 24th at 3pm PST/6pm EST for a special Q&A with Stacia Kane on her Downside series! Bring your questions or tweet me ahead of time so I can add them. See you there!

Psst! Need to catch up? Read Chapter 1 of Unholy Ghosts FREE online HERE orย  download the FIRST FIVE CHAPTERS FREE as a PDF!

Gypsy (@inkgypsy)