October is here! And with it, Halloween. While I’m not really a horror junkie, I enjoy a scary story every now and again. Over the next few weeks leading up to the 31st, I will be writing about some more spooky stuff for the occasion. But enough shop-keeping.
Over the Garden Wall is a miniseries produced by Cartoon Network and created by Patrick McHale. It follows two half-brothers, Wirt and Greg, and their traveling companion Beatrice. They travel through a realm called The Unknown, which is filled with magic and monsters. Wirt and Greg have to find their way home without being caught by The Beast, a creature that plagues The Unknown. With the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Christopher Lloyd, Melanie Lynskey, and Samuel Ramey, it’s a beautiful art peice, and surprisingly dark for a TV-PG show.
Robert Frost, you probably know. You’ve probably read “Birches” or “Fire and Ice”, and you’ve definitely read “The Road Not Taken”. Frost is one of several American poets, along with Whitman and Dickinson, that is regularly considered as an American within the canon (Eliot, HD, and Pound are often considered British poets, despite their American origins). Frost’s poems give an overall aesthetic of fall and winter, incorporating it into his poetry. Maybe it’s his name, I don’t know.