Vampire Pumpkins



Halloween Countdown continues with Scary Gypsy folklore on Vampiric Pumpkins.

Just when you thought you have a safe pumpkin for carving your jack-o-lantern on Halloween night. Watch out for the full moon when you choose your potential Jack-o-lantern. 🎃

According to Balkan Romani Gypsy Folklore, pumpkins and watermelons, can transform into Vampire squash or fruit that have seeds and a hard shell. This ominous Gypsy tale warns folks that a pumpkin stored more than ten days or not eaten before Yule or Christmas will probably activate a pumpkin’s vampiric transformation.

The Gypsy lore continues to caution us, that leaving your pumpkin outside beneath a full, bright moon could trigger your huge, orange round squash to morph into a vicious vampire pumpkin.

When your pumpkin has changed you can hear the Vampire pumpkins growl underbrush with huge vines that reveal a blood spattered pattern like veins across its’ terrifying shell.


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Kitsune, Japanese Fox Spirit


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Kitsune or 狐, キツネ a Japanese trickster, fox spirit. According to Japanese folklore it is a smart fox that shapeshifts into a person that may cause chaos. They are described as a species of Yōkai, or spirit, kitsune are not ghosts, or unlike regular foxes. Kitsune have supernatural powers and are very strategic in their endeavors.

There are two common types of kitsune: The Zenko (善狐, means good foxes) are benevolent, celestial foxes associated with Inari; they are sometimes simply called Inari foxes.

On the other paw, the Yako (野狐, means field foxes, also called nogitsune) they tend to be mischievous or even malevolent.

According to Japanese folklore traditions there are other types of Kitsune. One example is, the Ninko which is an invisible fox spirit that people can notice only after it possesses them.


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Troubling Our Souls: Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia, the War in Yemen, and the US Military Industrial Complex by Carol P. Christ


There is a very big elephant in the room. Apparently it is invisible because even the left is not discussing it. This elephant is the civil war in Yemen to which Saudi Arabia has contributed 19,000 (19,000!) deadly (deadly!) air strikes that have been alleged to have caused 60,000 (60,000!) civilian (civilian!) deaths (deaths!). These air strikes have been carried out with arms purchased from the US and its allies. The UN estimates that 22.2 million Yemeni civilians are in need of immediate humanitarian aid and that 13 million are at the risk of starvation. Yet a Saudi-led blockade is preventing food and other supplies from entering the country.

In the wake of the disappearance of legal American resident and Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the left castigates Saudi Arabia for a vicious murder. The US President warns congress not to cut off arms deals with Saudia Arabia because to do…

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Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, edited her brother’s work to fit her own anti-Semitic ideology


a very interesting article about the truth of a thinker and genius. we might always search and look after the issues before to judge about them. 


 Tijana Radeska 
Featured imageElisabeth Förster-Nietzsche

In 1887, Therese Elisabeth Alexandra Förster-Nietzsche, the younger sister of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, left Germany and moved to South America. Her aim was to create a utopian society consisted of only the Aryan race in the San Pedro region of Paraguay. The initial idea was that of her husband, Bernhard Förster, who was one of the leading figures in the anti-Semitic faction of a right-wing political party in Germany. The couple established the district Nueva Germania in Paraguay, where today some German descendants still live.

The connection between the Nietzsche siblings is one of intense scrutiny since some of the ideas within his philosophy were taken up by the Nazi party in the 20th century. But were those purely his ideas?

Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche was born in 1846. As children, Elisabeth and Friedrich lived in the village of Röcken bei Lützen, where their father worked as a Lutheran pastor. They were close during their childhood and into adulthood until 1885, when Elizabeth married Förster, a former high-school teacher who was an anti-Semite and a prominent German nationalist.

Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche

Elizabeth endorsed her husband’s anti-Semitic ideas and became a prominent nationalist as well. Together they planned the creation of a utopian “pure Ayan settlement” somewhere in the New World, and found the area in Paraguay that fit their requirements. The Försters persuaded 14 families from Germany to join them in establishing the new colony, which was to be called Nueva Germania. They all left for Paraguay in August 1887.

Bernhard Förster (2nd left) among other German anti-Semitic writers, ca. 1880

But the colony didn’t succeed. Their German methods of farming weren’t suitable for the land, the people weren’t prepared for illnesses common in the area, and the transportation to their settlement was too slow and difficult. Instead of a utopian society, Förster faced mounting debts that led him to despair.

He committing suicide by poisoned himself with a combination of morphine and strychnine in June 1889. His wife, Förster-Nietzsche, remained in Nueva Germania for another four years until she finally gave up and left the colony forever.
Location of Nueva Germania

Upon her arrival in Germany in 1893, Förster-Nietzsche found her brother an invalid, cared for by their mother. After a lifetime of health problems, Nietzsche had had a nervous breakdown in 1889. His work had already been published and, although he was a recluse, Nietzsche was becoming a famous philosopher throughout Europe. So she became her brother’s caretaker, promoting his writing and creating the Nietzsche Archive in 1894. She published a collection of Nietzsche’s notes in the posthumous book The Will to Power.

However, she assumed the role of editing Nietzsche’s manuscripts and in so doing, reworked them to fit her nationalist ideology, which was quite often opposite the stated opinions of her brother. Years before, when told of his sister and brother-in-law’s plans to create a German colony, he had reportedly responded with mocking laughter. Nietzsche spoke out against anti-Semitism before his breakdown and his friendship to Richard Wagner was strained because of the composer’s views.

Friedrich Nietzsche
By editing his work, Förster-Nietzsche promoted her brother as a German nationalist and his name became associated with National Socialism and German militarism. His sister was definitely one of the leading figures of anti-Semitic movements. She supported the National Socialist Party, and after 1933 when Hitler came to power, the Nietzsche Archive was supported financially as well as receiving publicity from the government.

Förster-Nietzsche used her brother’s name to publish his manuscripts containing ideas that contradicted his views and adhered to her own. She died at the age of 89 in 1935, exactly 35 years after the death of her brother. Her funeral was attended by several high-ranking German officials, including Hitler himself.

Read another story from us: Friedrich Nietzsche went mad after allegedly seeing a horse being whipped in the Italian city of Turin

As for the German settlement in Paraguay, their descendants live in the district of San Pedro Department, a quiet community dedicated to agriculture that specializes in the cultivation of yerba mate. Some fragments of German culture remain. Until 2013, the community kept itself close, and marriages were settled only between its members. However, as of 2013, there have been intermarriages with Paraguayans.

Tra La La, Tra La La, La


that’s always nice to look in if you feel boring! 😉 😀 ❤


Tra la la, tra la la, la
Tra la la, tra la la, la
Tra la la, tra la la, la

One banana, two banana, three banana, four
All bananas make a split, so do many more….

Flipping like a pancake, popping like a cork
Fleagle bingo drooper and snork

Tra la la, tra la la, la…’re The Banana Splits, at least, we’re meant to be…meant to have more fun. I wonder, are we over thinking life? Always doing, having, wanting, needing, pushing, pulling, rushing, yearning, instead of just being., just maybe, radical thinking alert here, we’re born, are intermittently happy, then leave this world, remembered or unremembered. We need to spend more time flipping like a pancake and popping like a cork. Making up a mess of fun instead of just a mess. TraLaLaing, less brouhahaing. More Fleagle, bingo, drooper, and snork – less…

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Book Launch – Party Bus & Atonement TN Book Fair!


Teagan's Books

October 20, 2018

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit — Atonement in Bloom is finally published!  It was a wild ride, even after I finished all the work on the novel.  Meaning I’m not best pleased with all the bumps in the road from the Amazon take-over of Create Space…  Now, let’s get this party bus on the highway!

Atonement Blog Party Bus LoadedThe bus is headed to Atonement, TN, the fictional town of my urban fantasy series.  The stories in my “Atonement universe” are not romances, not science fiction, not family drama, or religious — and they certainly are not high-brow literature.  They’re whimsical, suspenseful, magical, fantasies set in our current real world. 

All aboard!  Beep-beep, yeah! The party bus is here. (Click here for theme music Magic Bus!)  Our first stop is in Connecticut to pick up Dan Antion, who has a handy guided tour…

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