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Only Horror Inktober

There are two things I try my best to complete every year. Only Horror October (OHO) and Inktober.

Only Horror October is an ambitious list of horror/spooky movies I haven't seen (or haven't seen in a very long time) that I watch throughout October. I usually pull suggestions from people across my social media, but I decided I wanted to play catch-up and theme it this year, so I focused on some of the greats, plus some from the last two years I didn't get to see.

Also this year, I made a list, but not a schedule. I usually release a calendar image with all the movies listed, and invite people over to watch on whatever night they want (barring some blackout dates where I'll be too busy for guests), but I decided not to do it this year because of one person who always gave me anxiety about it, always tried to convince me to come to her house instead, to sleep over, to be stuck there without a ride home... She completely refused to understand that if I'm there, the people who come to my house will be stuck at my front door because I'm not at goddamn home. She also refused to understand the fact that I can't do certain times of the day or specific nights (I gave her details and she kept "forgetting"). I couldn't handle it this year, so I not only blocked her from seeing it on my facebook, but I also just said, whatever, pick a night and a movie, we can watch at my place. But I'll be okay if no one comes this year.

[the image is a link to my Letterboxd account where I rate and/or review each film I watch]
[and here is a more clear image so you can see what movies I have listed]

My other project is #inktober on instagram. Art made with just ink (or mainly ink). Previously, I only posted my decent pieces, but this year I'm going to strive for ALL of them to be decent enough to post, and if they aren't great, I'll post anyway. I have a moleskine sketchbook just for Inktober that I've been filling over the years. I think after this year, I'm going to hand-make a sketchbook just for my ink work, using bristol paper, because the moleskine paper is really shitty for some ink work (as you can see in my washes - thicker ink nibs also feather out, so I can't use those either).

You'll see a lot of prompt lists out there. The official instagram for Inktober has an official prompt list, but really you can do whatever you want. I tend to work with the OHO movie list and draw based on what I've watched that day, but I also made my own list of ideas, keeping with the spookiness of October. In the thumbnail below, you can see Robbie from Gravity Falls, Terrence from The Gate 2, and Morticia Addams.

[the image is a link to my instagram, but feel free to like the facebook page for my other art]


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 5th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
i started doing something similar in 2013. in 2013 i watched 111/100 horror movies (i basically hardly slept for the entire month haha), and every year since i've set my goal at 31. this year i kind of want to go for 50 because i've had a decent start and was lucky enough to find a bunch of old horror movies i've been wanting to see forever on youtube! (i'm going to follow you on letterboxd; my username on there is the same!)
i've always wanted to do something for inktober and always forget,you inspired me to try my hand at something on my day off ! (totally followed your ig as well!)

Edited at 2016-10-05 01:09 am (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
My first was in 2014, and I had over a hundred movies to watch. It was kind of a nightmare all its own. I pared it down to, I think, 40 last year, and this year, I went ambitious again, but don't expect to finish off the whole list.
I'm following you on Letterboxd too! :D
And I just followed your IG!
Oct. 7th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
haha, i remember in 2013 i seriously barely slept! i'm lucky though because i work for myself, so when i had customers who enjoy horror, i'd put a horror film on while i did their hair and get some in like that as well.
i started off really well but am failing so hard now, having only watched 11 in seven days. i'm kind of determined to watch all the ones i found online to watch though, as well a few old faves.
i saw you watched the black christmas remake. isn't is awful, omg. have you ever seen the original? because it's one of my absolute favourites 8D
Oct. 7th, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
That's the kicker. I thought I'd grabbed the original but had actually gotten that one. So sadly, I haven't seen the original. YET! Same story goes with It's Alive. Haven't seen the original, accidentally got the remake :P
I'm falling way behind with only a few movies under my belt so far.
Oct. 7th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOp_BF3VAVE that's the original black christmas and it's good quality if you don't mind watching on youtube! :D
Oct. 7th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Woo! Thank you! I can cast YouTube right to my tv, so this is perfect :D
Oct. 7th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
yasss! i really hope you enjoy it and can't wait to hear what you think :D
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