Thus, we’ve begun, friends. Not even 12 hours into this, our annual battle between darkness and light, and one of us has already been snuffed. Sadly, Susan Campbell Beachy, who contributed the “Not Marie, Though” header image to last year’s roundup post, was felled by nasty Natalie Cole at Michael’s on Northern Boulevard in Woodside, Queens this morning. In order to make her feel a little better (and because we happened to think of it, and anyway why not?), we’re creating the designation of First Fallen for those unlucky enough to be number-one victim each year. Thus, we bring you our first First Fallen: Susan Campbell Beachy.
And we’re also kicking off the 2014 LDBC with another stellar offering from jammin’ James Barnett’s Fright Club series, our shockingly sharable images based on classic horror flicks. (And keep in mind, please, that Mr. Barnett is your man in Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale for wedding photos and portraits.)
Now, to start of this year’s game right, I’ll just throw in some housekeeping reminders:
- Though we always hope that all of us (yes, all 2,000-plus of us now) make it unscathed, that ain’t gonna happen. So if and when you do go down valiantly, please stop by the Facebook page for some sympathy and/or mocking (depends on who responds).
- Also, please fill out the reporting form (handy link: http://bit.ly/LDBCform) so that you’re properly enshrined on the Wall of the Fallen—and so that we can properly track the most dangerous locations and musical acts for this year.
- Feel free to share some of your kids’ holiday artwork for consideration as a post header this year (you can post it to the Facebook wall or email it to us via this page).
- Finally, we love the tradition of the LDBC-elfie, which just started last year. Document your moment of tragedy with a snapshot, send it to us via the Facebook wall or our email page, and we’ll share it with your fellow LDBCers. Here are last year’s offerings by way of example:
Above all, let’s be careful out there, people. Let’s bring as many of us home alive as we can.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Heeeeere’s Drummie! Yes, faithful LDBCers, it’s the third in LDBC pal James Barnett’s Fright Club series, our shockingly sharable images based on classic horror flicks. (Just try his Alien and Exorcist work on for size.)
Here in round three, we see that some places are like people: some drum and some don’t. Please feel free to download and share tonight’s lovely Shining tribute.
And once again, keep in mind that Mr. Barnett is your man in Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale for wedding photos and portraits.
DON’T WATCH THIS WHILE THE GAME IS IN SESSION (BLACK FRIDAY TO CHRISTMAS EVE)! CONTAINS LDB! YOU’LL LOSE! YOU’LL COLLAPSE INTO TEARS! I’M MAKING THIS AS UNPROFESSIONALLY RED AND NOTICEABLE AS I CAN—OBNOXIOUSLY RED AND NOTICEABLE, IN FACT! ALL FOR YOU! (YOU’RE JUST LUCKY I CAN’T MAKE IT BLINK.)
The good folks at Good Day Sacramento, continuing our tradition (now in its second year!) of inviting me on to talk all things LDBC, plastered my mug across the screens of California’s capital this morning. Thanks again to Cody Stark and Melissa Cabral for the hospitality. (They were even kind enough to let me plug my non-LDBC-related novel.) Here’s to another season of holiday
fear cheer. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Yeah, I know I’m referencing James Cameron when I ought to be channeling Ridley Scott. I just like doing my Bill Paxton imitation. As promised, here’s LDBC pal James Barnett’s second effort in the Fright Club series, our eminently sharable images based on classic horror flicks. (If you haven’t bathed in the beauty of his Exorcist take, you really should.)
This time, he brings us his retina-searing LDBC-angled interpretation of the classic poster for the aforementioned Scott’s Alien. Please download, share, or download and then share. We’re easy that way, friends.
As always, please don’t forget that Mr. Barnett is your man in Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale for wedding photos and portraits.
I’m damned glad to have met artist and LDBC pal James Barnett. (Don’t worry: in order to maintain balance in the universe, he’s very sorry he ever met me.) The man is a visual genius. Not only does he take wonderful wedding photos and portraits for those lucky enough to live in Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale, and not only has he done some cool stuff with my novel, but he’s also a driving force behind some of my favorite Drummer Boy imagery. (A couple years back, he gave us the oft-used Drum Demon.)
Now he’s back and better than ever, contributing a wondrous series of sharable LDBC images inspired by classic horror movies. Being
cruel generous as we are, we’re going to dole them out slowly so that you may suffer enjoy them as much as possible.
First up, an absolutely brilliant piece of work based on the poster from William Friedkin’s 1973 pea-soup classic The Exorcist. Please download and share the image, this post—whatever you wish. Let’s bring in as many friends, loved ones, and complete strangers as we can worldwide and really
pollute enhance the holidays this year.