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It’s the last Friday in October and you know what that means: it’s Frankenstein Friday!!! Don your neck bolts and wear a natty green suit. You need to master the stiff-legged walk of his, too.

Commonly called Frankenstein, the name doesn’t actually mean the green monster. He is called ‘Frankenstein’s monster”. Frankenstein is the surname for the doctor who created the monster.

The characters were created in 1818 by author Mary Shelley. She described the monster as 8 feet tall and hideously ugly. She wrote that he is also sensitive and emotional.

He wasn’t given a name in the novel, which is probably what led the general population to call him Frankenstein.

By the end of the novel he was tri-lingual! He was fluent in English and could read and speak French and German. He was quite a smart monster.

Now you have all the knowledge for National Frankenstein Day, which is on October 29th.

Happy Day! Sonja

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I am all about fairies and their magic. When I come across someone else who has the same love of the fey-people, I like to let others know about them. This is one of those times.

In their words:

Faerie Magazine is a quarterly print magazine that celebrates all things enchanted—from a scattering of mushrooms in an ancient forest to a sweet, scented gown made only of roses. Every issue features exquisite photography, original fiction and poetry, travel pieces (from bioluminescent bays to Scottish fairy hills and castles), artist profiles, recipes, home décor, otherworldly beauty tips, craft tutorials, and much more—with a dash of faerie (and mermaid, and dragon!) magic sprinkled throughout.

And finally, you might want to peruse the Faerie shop and all its autumnal treasures that we’ve gathered in this handy Autumn collectionhttps://www.faeriemag.com/collections/autumn-treasures.

Not only does it feature this new midnight rose bracelet:

Want to know more about the vicious Red Caps?

Red Caps make a showing in The Gilding and play an even larger role in The Outsider. They are vicious creatures, believed to be evil goblins or sprites. They normally live in the borderlands between England and Scotland, but have built a flourishing kingdom next to Carlow. Continue reading Want to know more about the vicious Red Caps?

Gnomes Are Gnot Gnice

In The Gilding, gnomes are responsible for bringing a vicious enemy into the fairy kingdom.

It was mischief that caused the gnomes to ally themselves with the Red Caps. However, when the viciousness of the Red Caps became too severe, the gnomes severed their ties with the neighboring kingdom. Their reputation was significantly damaged in the Kingdom of Carlow due to this ill-fated alliance. It will take diplomacy and time before they will be trusted and accepted again by the fairies. Continue reading Gnomes Are Gnot Gnice