Saturday, May 28, 2016

Welcome to May Monster Madness 2016!

Hello and welcome to the 5th annual May Monster Madness blog party! (Which is usually hosted by Annie Walls, but I'm keeping her seat toasty until she resumes hosting duties in 2017.) Thank you to Magaly Guerrero, Holly's Horrorland, Maynard's Horror Movie Diary, and Not This Time, Nayland Smith blogs for generously offering to assist me in this task. And thank you also to the bloggers who signed up to participate in this year's May Monster Madness. I'm looking forward to seeing all your monster-y posts and hope that everyone will try and get around to visit with the other participants over the course of the weekend festivities.


I love all kinds of monsters, but I was once again inspired by my beloved Addamses for this year's MMM. One of the many things I adored about the sixties incarnation of The Addams Family was the way the show utilized irony. The Addamses may have been peculiar and macabre, but they were also unwaveringly decent, honorable, tolerant, and generous. The so-called normal, upstanding citizens, however, who regularly crossed paths with the Addams clan were invariably judgmental, rude, opportunistic, and dishonest. This paradox was amplified in the case of the family's resident "monsters", Cousin Itt and Thing, who were never anything other than benign and helpful, and yet the mere sight of them would send visitors screaming for the exit.

Just recently I have begun teaching myself needle felt sculpting, so to celebrate the monster-y madness of the Addams household, I made a Cousin Itt.


If you would like an opportunity to win Cousin Itt, just comment below with, "You rang?" (Please note that Cousin Itt is a decorative piece designed for display. He is not a toy and not suitable for young children.)

If you would also like to win one of five, "Black is such a happy color.", fridge magnets, just comment below with, "Happy".

As always, I will assign a number to each comment in the order that they are left and the winner will be chosen via the RANDOM.ORG Random Number Generator. Please make sure you leave me some way to contact you. This giveaway is open internationally. Entries close on Tuesday, May 31st, at 11:00 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time.

PARTY-GOERS

Little Gothic Horrors
Magaly Guerrero
Something wicKED this way comes...
The Curious Professor Z
Holly's Horrorland
She Who Seeks
It Came From The Man Cave!
Maynard's Horror Movie Diary
Little Corp Goth Girl
Goth Gardening
The Walrus Room
Winter Moon
Hallowe'en Ornie SAL Blog
Writer on Wheels
Kara's Creations
Dream in Darkness
Gina
MonsterMartha
MagicLoveCrow
Not This Time, Nayland Smith
Kestril's Rhythms and Groove
Witchery Grove
Dr. Theda's Crypt


Thank you for visiting! Happy May Monster Madness!!