Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Favorite Pic of the Day for October 31st

Holden by Studio1x
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Broom With A View

When Studio1x took on the daunting task to create a FH enticing enchanter to help celebrate the season his cauldron runneth over. Jim managed to conjure up not one, but two wild and wanton witches.  Since we know there aren't too many solitary witches, it seems the beginnings of a coven is being formed.  You can check out more Ethan, and his wickedly bewitching bod, on Page 2 HERE:

Horror Hunks

No... today's horror hunk isn't Jughead Jones, although he's gotten much hotter over the years. Today's hunk does however come from the Archie comic series, and Sabrina, one of the first witches I was introduced to as a kid. With Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, things have sort of come full circle. Check out more on Page 2 HERE:

Come Fly Away!

FH: Scaring the pants off as many men as possible every October since 2007!

Some of reasons I love Halloween are not because of what it is, but because of what it is not. Halloween is the one holiday you can make entirely your own. There are no pressures to decorate, (which I do), or cook, (which I don't) there are no big family meals or visits from that great aunt you choose to avoid the rest of the year. There are no gifts to buy, not pressure to be merry and the entire world doesn't shut down. You can be out with friends, or home alone with a good scary movie.  On Halloween, either one is just fine. Halloween is also the night you can dress as you would the rest of the year if only you could get away with it!

Next 4 images from Frisky Frolic 

'Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.'

Last year,  readers may recall I began my Witch Hunt!  I was on the hunt for the perfect enchanter,  hex bestower and broom rider to celebrate the big day.  Unfortunately, the web wasn't ripe with many captures of witches in the male form, so I went about creating some original images, starting with my favorite creator and celebrators of all things Halloween, Frisky Frolic.   FF conjured up Witch Zachary Bone (above) just in time to celebrate October 31st, 2017 and inspired me to find a few more witches this year, to join Zach around the cauldron.

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Witchful Thinking: Holden by Studio 1x

'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world'
William Shakespeare , Hamlet

I was very specific with what I wanted in a witch.  Incredibly bewitching was only the beginning. I wrote last year about how my love of witches and warlocks began, from movies and TV shows from my childhood, to vivid visuals that planted themselves in my head.

Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by witches. Whether a in a nursery rhyme, a Disney cartoon, musical, movie or novel, witch was usually the most interesting and intriguing  character.

'Finding great images to go along with this pieces was not easy. My witch hunt had varying degree's of success. I was looking for a very specific look and feel. Not a warlock, not a wizard but the male equivalent of the traditional witch visuals. Sexy, black hat, cauldrons and brooms.'

It wasn't just magic and witchcraft that drew my interest, it was the visuals.  That plastic witch flying by the moon cut-out we all had hung in our homes at Halloween, the tall pointy hat, the black cape, the long flowing mane of black hair.  My love witches was rooted in the visual, the dramatic impact a powerful witch and their cape could be captured and photographed.

When discussing with Jim about what I wanted, I researched old Hollywood Pin-ups, images like the ones I sent to Jim as examples, a few of which I placed on The OVER-FLOW HERE:  These witches were hexy, and they knew it.  They had a strong sexual core, one well earned from centuries of seeing and learning.  It was one of the many powers they used to dominate the men who made the mistake of venturing too far into their domain. I wanted my wish to be a blend of classic witch imagery, old Hollywood pin-ups, eye of newt, toe of frog, with a dash of model Jesse L. Brown as photographed in his black briefs and boots by Justin Monroe.

To be a witch,
Is not about sex,
It's not about image.
It is a state of mind
It is embedded in your Soul

It was that state of mind, that soul embedding that resonated from me.  Although there were friendly witches depicted in books and on TV shows,  the witches that resonated usually, were not.  They were evil, but not evil just for the sake of it, witches were pathological for a purpose. 

Righting a wrong, ending an evil, bringing justice to an individual or group that society had shoved into the shadows.  That didn't mean however, the odd bratty kid wasn't banished to hell, or that sexist construction worker, or handsy co-worker wasn't turned into a goldfish or toad, a little witchy fun goes with the territory.

Jim and Holden certainly outdid themselves with the shoot, pulling in all my requests with incredibly sexy masculine witchy results! Jim edited away until his eyes couldn't see straight to provide me with hundreds of images to choose from of Holden tipping his pointy hat, whipping around his cape and gripping his impressive broomstick.

Jim shares that both he and Holden really enjoyed the shoot and creating creative shots and poses for the with. The moon shots, one of which I used as Pic of the Day, was a nod to vintage Halloween pin-ups and the most difficult to edit.  In addition to the hat, cape and broom, Jim also utilized a fog machine for some of the images.  Just as Holden straddled the broom, Jim did an incredible job straddling and weaving between the witches sexy and mysterious sides.  Jim also did an amazing job incorporating my various wishes for the witch!

Given Jim sent on over 200 images of Holden as our witch, I couldn't just limit my choices to one post... Check out more on Page 2 HERE:

Favorite Pic of the Day (2) for October 31st

Holden by Studio1x
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Knead on Me

If I were a witch, KJ Apa and Charles Melton would deffinately be my familiars

The Witch in the Window: Ethan by Studio1x

'For all you know... a witch might be living next door to you.'
The Witches, (1990)

Most of us had one....  If you grew up in almost any neighbourhood there was a witch.  A least someone that as children, we feared could be.   It was usually a woman, but occasionally a man, that solitary widow or old maid, who was always ill tempered and always seemed at odds with their neighbours.

More than anything, they hated children, although you rarely saw them, except out occasionally to tend their garden, you could hear them.  You could hear the mutters and complaints about the neighbourhood kids who were loud, who trespassed on their property, who raided their garden or made fun of their haggard appearance, hunched back or crooked nose.

If you weren't already convinced they were a spell caster, there was one sign you couldn't ignore. On those late Autumn nights, when you ran by there un-kept and run down old house, anxious to get home before curfew, they were always there....  That grotesque shadow at he side of the upstairs corner window.  That haunting outline of their dark face looking down over the the street.  It was always there, no matter what day it was, no matter what time of night, or what time of year. The witch watched down and caught you running by.....every single time.

Now there's a history between witches and windows, a history most in the North East are aware of.  Witches usually don't like to be seen, especially through the harsh light of the sun through their window.  Usually, the blinds or dark curtains are drawn, at least throughout the day.  At night however, their open, for the moonlight and darkness to flow in.

There is such a thing as a witch window, but it's not the windows within the witches domain.  Witch windows are in the upstairs room of the fearful and the frightened.  Also known as coffin windows, the name comes form the superstition that witches cannot fly their broomsticks through tilted  or slanted windows.  Sadly these tilted panes of glass never really helped because as well know, where's there's a witch...there's a way.

Now, most of us wouldn't mind if a witch next door if they looked like Ethan.  Especially, given his penchant for whipping off his wardrobe, except of course, for his hat and cape and performing his witchery and magic in front of that upstairs window.  As you can see, Ethan's a witch who see's his body as his temple, and always wants to be broomstick ready whenever he's called into action.  It certainly looks like Ethan's legs and thighs could wrap tightly around that stick for hours....

'Ethan blew my mind. He is so graceful and his body is beyond amazing. We captured so many fantastic shots, they are pure art. Ethan's actually more of a quiet and humble witch, maybe something you may not initially assume given how incredibly dynamic and powerful he becomes in front of the camera.'

Horror Hunks: Ross Lynch in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

'Wait a minute. How are you gonna quit magic? Go to Witch Watchers?'
Harvey Kinkle

I was a little surprised when I first read that actor Ross Lynch was cast as Harvey Kinkle on the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.  It's not that Lynch isn't incredibly talented, he is.  In addition to acting, Lynch is also a singer, songwriter and musician, his early fame arose from his role as one of the founding members of the pop rock group R5.

Although completely adorable, I also never pictured Harvey as a blonde, especially given Sabrina seemed to own blond in most the versions of the cartoon I have seen. But... Lynch darkened up for the role, looking like the perfect All-American boy next door and high school sweet heart of our resident teen witch.

All-American boy next door however, was a role I sort of felt Lynch was attempting to put in his past.  After a string of Disney projects, including one of the leads on the series Austin & Ally and roles in Disney's Teen Beach series of movies, Lynch took on a darker role after finishing his role on Austin and Ally.

You can't get much darker than Jeffrey Dahmer and that's exactly the role Lynch took on shed his Disney skin in last years 'My Friend Dalmer.' Lynch got great reviews for his performance and critics thought director Marc Meyers, and Lynch's performance, did a great job in humanizing Dahmer, without minimizing any of his monstrousness,

'It almost worked like clockwork.I was fresh out of Disney, and I was ready to go for the next project. The script came out of nowhere. I was asked, "Do you know who Jeffrey Dahmer is?" And I said, "No." And my agent said, "Well, there’s this script going around. And you would be good in it." And of course, I got the comment, "You kind of look like him." Which is unfortunate—but fortunate at the same time, because obviously I got the role.'.
Ross Lynch, GQ

Lynch's appeal isn't hampered by the fact he seems to like to hang out in towels and tight whities that friends and family post on-line.

Lynch's talent as an actor is evident even playing the All-American Harvey.  Although part boy next door, Lynch's Harvey has a past, one in which means he has demons of own battle.  Harvey is sweet and adorable, but the edge Lynch brings to his work seems just under the surface, ready to arise if his demons return.

My Friend Dahmer (2017)