Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Edgar Allen Poe!

Today is Edgar Allen Poe's birthday!

There are numerous websites where you can read his material online for free. I happen to love Project Gutenberg so you can see The Works of Edgar Allen Poe Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 here

The best part is? You can download it on HTML or on your Kindle! FREE! Yes, I know, it's exciting. Thrilling, even.

Random fact about me, involving Poe: This past year, I worked at Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights as a scareactor, and my job is to scare people. Literally. It's quite fun, actually. Yes, I do feel bad when some people get scared. No, I haven't gotten punched in the face (though it does happen). Yes, the costumes are awesomeeee.

Anyway, this was the entrance to Nevermore: The Madness of Poe at Universal Orlando Resort.

(Photo Credit: Orlando Informer)

And this is a picture from inside the house! When I walked through, I could hear heartbeats and I saw life-sized black ravens and lots of other interesting costumes.

And a final note to end on, apparently Poe had a visitor to his grave ever since the 100th anniversary of his death and this visitor would place a bottle of cognac and a few roses at the foot of his grave.

Sweet. Yet, eerie. It's very Poe.

Happy birthday Poe! You are missed and your stories will continue to scare me every time I re-read them.

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