Wednesday, October 18, 2006

RRPC: Want to See Something Really Scary?

By now you folks are used to seeing me come up with off-the-wall interpretations of Round Robin Photo Challenge topics; but this once, for Julie's topic, "Very scary," I couldn't resist playing it straight, sort of. All but one of the following pictures were taken either in or just outside my office at work. Yes: I work in


The Haunted Accounting Department








My office is ghoulicious...

Skeletorial...


Batacular...


...and spiderific! Do you dare make a photocopy?



Even outside, we're not entirely safe.
An ominous cloud hovers over my car like an evil bird!




If I were to go for an alternative interpretation, it would be to illustrate things and situations that actually frighten me. Unfortunately, it's hard to capture digitally my discomfort at the prospect of telling John I lost my wallet (don't worry: I got it back, weeks ago), or my fear of succumbing to Alzheimer's someday.

But perhaps the photo above will serve. By far the scariest ride I've ever been on anywhere was the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure. I've made myself go on rides I was frightened of before: Space Mountain, the Matterhorn, the Maliboomer, and especially Splash Mountain. I learned to love the first two, and enjoy the third and fourth without having really conquered the fear. But the falling elevator inside The Hollywood Tower Hotel is something else again. I love the decor, love the backstory, love the dead-on recreation of Rod Serling himself. But the actual drop, and all that bouncing unpredictably up and down, into darkness and into the light... sorry. Call me a wimp, but it was too much for me. We didn't even go near the place on our visit to Disneyland last week. I may never step inside that "hotel" again.

Then again, maybe I should.

Karen.

Now go see everyone else's Round Robin entries, and maybe even join in yourself!

The Challenge Linking List:

Julie POSTED!
Julie's Web Journal
http://www.barrettmanor.com/julie/journal.aspx

Steven POSTED!
(sometimes)photoblog
http://sepintx.blogspot.com/

Carly POSTED!
Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/

Dorn POSTED!
Through The Eyes Of The Beholder
http://journals.aol.com/dornbrau/ThroughtheEyesoftheBeholder

Karen POSTED!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com/

DesLily POSTED!
Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd edition
http://herethereandeverywhere2ndedition.blogspot.com/

DesLily POSTED!
Here, There, and Everywhere
http://journals.aol.com/deslily/HereThereandEverywhere/

Suzanne R POSTED!
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com/

Danella POSTED!
Deep Red Style
http://www.deepredstyle.com/

Linda (Lou) POSTED!
Blah, Blah Blog
http://blahblahblog.wordpress.com/

Robin POSTED! ***Welcome New Member***
R's Musings
http://rs-musings.blogspot.com/

John POSTED!
Personal Effects
http://personaleffects.blogspot.com/

rRose POSTED!
WAIT-NOTYET-/
http://journals.aol.com/rrveh1/WAIT-NOTYET-/

Janet POSTED!
Fond of photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com



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7 comments:

Carly said...

You have outdone yourself with this RR challenge! Excellent, excellent, excellent! I love the spider, but the bats are fabulous!!!

Danella said...

What fun photos! These are all so great.

DesLily said...

good lord Karen you sure work with some strange "beings!"

r's musings said...

Hi Karen,
I'm the new kid on the block... Love your photos! My husband works in one of those haunted accounting departments, too. You are one brave soul to even go on that Tower of Terror the first time! I could never do it, chicken that I am! Great post!
--Robin

Janet said...

I was really enjoying the skeletons...then the spider popped up...UGH! SCARY!!!

Suzanne R said...

Wow, your pictures are truly scary! Excellent work on those special effects! :-)

julie said...

Great stuff as usual. I like that cloud shot.