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In limbo
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ghost stories
(blood & butterflies..)

  • these are excerpts from the book toxic & i wrote about our childhood... it's called 'brenda was here'.. let me know what you think/comments? p.s. stories here are non fiction/true. (privately hosted ~ if you're interested in reading this just ask:)

ghost toy catalogue

  • spookytown
    an inventory of toys & collectibles vintage & new including toxic's toys, toxic's library & halloweeniana..

    ~ copyright 2011 all rights reserved
the friendlyghost album ~ welcome to my photo album..
we live in wonderland.. :)
i hope you enjoy me & my guys & kitties, the places we go & things we enjoy..
~ copyright 2008 all rights reserved
Beloved sleep
cemeteria album ~
remember me as you pass by.. as you are now so once was i.. as i am now so you will be.. prepare for death and follow me..
~ copyright 2008 all rights reserved
family tree album ~
this addition to the cemeteria album is especially for my own lost loved ones..
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a POEtry reading...

elliott smith & portland

portland haunts album ~
is mr smith haunting portland? come see snaps of elliott smith landmarks & other local spots..
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the library..

things behind the sun (journals)
a mouthfull of razorblades (journals)
ghost at the gate's items Go to ghost at the gate's photostream
Laurelhurst trees
january trees album ~
january trees ~ winter shows her bones.. the tree is the psyche, the spirit, the whole self.. our inner world..
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vintage socal, birthdays & halloweens..
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halloween mini album ~
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ghost pix album ~ rpg videogame screenshots, lol kitties & all kinds of goodies.. (use a pc or laptop to hear my game mix here)

home to oblivion..

  • ok i need a whole section just for elder scrolls~oblivion 'cause i'm playing it and loving it way too much right now.. i am so beautifully lost here living as a vampire & i'm never coming back.
    later ~ 430 hours of gameplay all as a vampire & now i'm stuck in limbo in the deadly glitch.. noooo!!
    update: i'm on the methadone of rpgs for my oblivion withdrawls, it's predecessor morrowind ~ the game of the year edition.. these are now my All-Time favorite rpgs, above all others..
    SKYRIM!! 11/11/11!! DAWNGUARD DLC!!
    & more dlc to come!
    the awful tyranny of the sun shall end..

  • come into oblivion with me & tour my homes.. (note: vampirism has changed my appearance & my invisibility is due to stealth..)

  • so many ways to die..

  • realms of madness..

  • a friend in highcross town..

  • bonus morrowind footage..

  • welcome to skyrim..

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haunted home movies..

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December 28, 2015


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starting off the comments here with my old custom of posting favorite song lyrics.. yesterday we took a long drive to the coast, astoria by the sea, to find the grave of a lost relative of mr dad's, we saw a bald eagle & a herd of elk grazing, & on the drive back over the coast range at dusk i felt truly at peace.. the forest so tall & dense & dark on either side of us as we were heading home & this song by mt eerie playing on one of my old indie mixes ~

grave robbers

change your way of limping
around the world
‘cause you know what will come soon,
a real broken leg
and you know this will come true
you cannot get away
daylight, dawn and evening
around the world
and you know what will come too
do I have to say?
everybody will eat you
everybody robs graves
and our ghosts stay forever confined
in wherever we haunt
and hopelessly want to
but cannot get away
and our bones do blow away
in pink light..

one of my favorite ghost songs..



i'm not a spring person, usually i enjoy adventures in autumn or winter, but i had such a cool weekend, i had to
comment about it somewhere.. for this first weekend of spring mr dad & i traveled all over the pacific nw wonderland, to the sea, to cemeteries & collectible shops, with perfect music accompanying us & rain off & on keeping us cool, sometimes pouring on us..
on saturday we went to hug point, my favorite beach in oregon ~
to photo trees & see the ocean before the heat of summer.. we also found cool treasure for the lost & found in one of our usual collectible shops..
then sunday started with trying to find the grave of chief comcomly of the chinook, there's a whole story to this, his bones were taken & his skull ended up in the smithsonian at one point, but was finally laid to rest in ilwaco cemetery in chinook washington.. but when we found the cemetery there were like 900 something graves & we had no gps, it was raining, i wandered through the graves along the path & over to one corner where mr dad ducked under a bush out of the rain & there he was, the chief! i took this as a sign that he drew us right to the spot because he wanted a visit & to be included in my cemeteria album ~
(i just added all my recent pix here)
on a kinda creepy note, recent landslides & erosion have uncovered graves there and you can still see some disrupted graves.. :o
next we crossed the astoria bridge into washington to look for 2 rural cemeteries & got our truck into one sketchy dead-end spot on a mountaintop & had to back down precariously, but found the old salmon creek cemetery & took photos.. i have to say it was pretty disheartening to see the trees had been cut down there.. onward to the last cemetery in the beautiful deep river area in wahkiakum county, really off the grid spots to discover, there we heard ravens & an elk calling nearby, saw wild deer, so many hawks, all manner of creatures.. so cool..
coming back home the sun broke through & we had rainbow weather the whole way home, including a big dark cloud with silver lining over us.. we listened to older sea wolf for part of the trip, & i wanted to share some lyrics today:

white water, white bloom

i felt the cold of the ice and water
come flowing through
as it pulled me under
i saw my hand
reaching out from the ether
& touched the branches
in my cold white fever

flow, white water, flow
down to me
i heard you calling
in the city canyons
i should have waited
by the window lantern
but i went running
through the moonlit forest
alone and searching
for the cold white current

flow, white water, flow
down to me
flow, white water,
flow me out to sea

& coming through the mist
into the calm and clear
in the emerald gleam
i can feel you near
the dogwoods on the banks
glowing in the gloom
on every naked branch
a beautiful white bloom

i see you running in the tall wild grasses
young and free along the river rapids
your body floating in the foreign air
your lovely hands reaching down from there

flow, white water, flow
clean on through
flow, white water, flow
me o'er to you

& coming through the mist
into the calm and clear
in the emerald gleam
i can see you near
standing on the shore
glowing in the gloom
& from your parted lips
a beautiful white bloom..

reaching out from the ether, ghost/bren


my yoke is heavy..

mr dad got his new job
spring cleaning is done
& we've had record heat here like summer & spiders are suddenly all coming out of hiding..
today i feel ready to hibernate but insomnia is preventing this..
is this a penance i'm walking?

song for today ~

blue clouds come squeezing
through a funnel
somewhere far off the thunder roaring
& the fortune teller has fixed her sleepy eyes on my child

sometimes i climb high up in a tree
& let the wind blow in my face
sometimes i leave my cares
lying in piles

somewhat disturbing
is the sound of birds singing
when you know you don't deserve it

you're not here today
& i feel just like an empty eggshell
& my yoke is heavy
my yoke is heavy

my voice is a little horse
galloping lost through the woods
calling your name

it's new to me
but just the same
the earth is an old canvas painted over many times

the poet rambles
the world it scrambles
but who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man

your shadow knows
it's right behind you all the way
your shadow knows where you've been

my yoke is heavy
my yoke is heavy
my yoke is heavy

sacred is the smile
that opened up my mind
& may at last come save me
& rid my cold cold heart
of the dark deep gloom
that took up so much room
in my many spacious memories

my yoke is heavy
my yoke is heavy
my yoke is heavy..


at sunrise the monkeys will fly..


it has been too infernally hot & bright for portland, just like summer ..
:( i hate climate change.
me & toxic have been collaborating on a bunch of new art installations so be sure to visit the links down in the trapdoors in the sidebar..
but if you click on one & no music plays, please don't bother unless you can use another phone or laptop, because apple devices steal away all the essential music on my site,
grr. it's like watching a film with no soundtrack, it ruins everything.
i always add the latest art at the end of the quarantine area up at my gallery at gumbyland, just put up some fun stuff,
spiroscience & a little closet skeleton..

& speaking of skeletons..
song for the day:
king of nails

the toothless kiss of skeletons
& summer hail
i'm the king of nails
i drink my liquor from the palm
of a child who spoke in tongues
& smelled like sun
give all your leaves
to the ghosts in the trees
to sink or to shine
the nails are all mine
& blood was rushing up the stairs
i shut my eyes and killed the cock
when the sun came knocking
oh to taste the salty oil
of your chest and on your eyes
when the sting is on the rise
sleep in the fire
with snakes i have sired
to sink or to shine
the nails are all mine
i drink my liquor from the palm
of a child who smelled like sun
& spoke in tongues
the toothless kiss of skeletons
& summer hail
i'm the king of nails
give all your leaves
to the ghosts in the trees
to sink or to shine
the nails are all mine..

happy friday the 13th!


sick & quarantined..

i'm a sheltered ghost, a reclusive agoraphobic by nature, but last weekend i ventured out into the germpool, to an estate sale in washington state where i snagged a vintage 1965 thingmaker creeple peeple maker set,
i even had actual conversations with real 3d humans there.. we ended up running around all day saturday & as it turned out, it was too much for me & my paltry immunity i guess.. some nasty opportunistic virus went right for me & now i'm just infectiously sick & miserable, in pain if i try to swallow anything, & trying to keep myself quarantined from my guys to spare them if possible. but it's fucking lonely misery is what it is.
i've tried to play some fallout 4 since I want to set up my new kitty sanctuary
but i'm woozy enough at times the feral ghouls get me,
i Am a feral ghoul.
i just want a shower but i have problems with occasional presyncope in the shower even on a good day..
so i better not.
we've had rain & thunder, & my kitties keep me warm against the chill, but even a ghost like me could use a little company sometimes, through the antiseptic safety of the internet of course.

lately i'm lost in radiohead's new/latest & possibly last album, a moon shaped pool.. i've heard it descibed as patient perfectionism, & I agree. an older more sophisticated radiohead, with songs so personal to thom. if you've ever been to my gallery ~
you probably heard pyramid song playing in the first hallway there.. my old favorite in part because it reminds me so much of a Grand dream toxic had so long ago, waking up to discover a beautiful river outside her bedside window & a little rowboat right there to take her off to the moon..
shown here in this storybook style painting i called escape ~
a moon shaped pool has a track called daydreaming with a beautiful video in which thom goes in & out & through all variety of doorways leading in & out of all different places, until finally he ends up out in the snow, where he curls up inside a snowcave. this is just spooky to me, as it so closely resembles my very own snowcave
that i've talked about over all the years, & spookier still is how i once even painted myself inside, just the way thom does, here in my cold comfort painting ~
that's me curled up wearing my cyan blue test specimen radiohead shirt i had on at the time.. :)
i love this.

van gogh once said he thought he would be understood without words..
i feel this way too..
i don't imagine anyone could ever truly fathom what my lonely gallery is really all about?
but i wish someone could.
i think i'm feverish..
where's my apple juice..


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cat girl

  • xx xx xx be wild.. xx xx xx

a handful of applecores a mouthful of razorblades

  • i am friendly ~ but i have edges..
  • seeing is deceiving..
  • $@x!^&*#%!/
  • love bites.
  • life sucks.
  • "but i don't want to go among mad people" Alice remarked.
    "oh, you can't help that," said the Cat:
    "we're all mad here.
    i'm mad. you're mad."
    "how do you know i'm mad?" said Alice.
    "you must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
    Alice didn't think that proved it at all;
    however, she went on "and how do you know that you're mad?"
    "to begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. you grant that?"
    "i suppose so," said Alice.
    "well, then," the Cat went on, "you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased.
    Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.."
  • but why is the rum gone?!
  • ***triggering!! don't look!!!*** (you looked..)
  • beezorch daddy-o! go! kitty, go!
  • ffft! hiss! spit! rah! kill! maim!
  • crank up your speakers!!


  • by Edgar Allan Poe

    The skies they were ashen and sober;
    The leaves they were crisped and sere-
    The leaves they were withering and sere;
    It was night in the lonesome October
    Of my most immemorial year;
    It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
    In the misty mid region of Weir-
    It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
    In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

    Here once, through an alley Titanic,
    Of cypress, I roamed with my Soul-
    Of cypress, with Psyche, my Soul.
    These were days when my heart was volcanic
    As the scoriac rivers that roll-
    As the lavas that restlessly roll
    Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek
    In the ultimate climes of the pole-
    That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek
    In the realms of the boreal pole.

    Our talk had been serious and sober,
    But our thoughts they were palsied and sere-
    Our memories were treacherous and sere-
    For we knew not the month was October,
    And we marked not the night of the year-
    (Ah, night of all nights in the year!)
    We noted not the dim lake of Auber-
    (Though once we had journeyed down here),
    Remembered not the dank tarn of Auber,
    Nor the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.

    And now, as the night was senescent,
    And star-dials pointed to morn-
    As the star-dials hinted of morn-
    At the end of our path a liquescent
    And nebulous lustre was born,
    Out of which a miraculous crescent
    Arose with a duplicate horn-
    Astarte's bediamonded crescent
    Distinct with its duplicate horn.

    And I said–"She is warmer than Dian:
    She rolls through an ether of sighs-
    She revels in a region of sighs:
    She has seen that the tears are not dry on
    These cheeks, where the worm never dies,
    And has come past the stars of the Lion,
    To point us the path to the skies-
    To the Lethean peace of the skies-
    Come up, in despite of the Lion,
    To shine on us with her bright eyes-
    Come up through the lair of the Lion,
    With love in her luminous eyes."

    But Psyche, uplifting her finger,
    Said–"Sadly this star I mistrust-
    Her pallor I strangely mistrust:-
    Oh, hasten!–oh, let us not linger!
    Oh, fly!–let us fly!–for we must."
    In terror she spoke, letting sink her
    Wings until they trailed in the dust-
    In agony sobbed, letting sink her
    Plumes till they trailed in the dust-
    Till they sorrowfully trailed in the dust.

    I replied–"This is nothing but dreaming:
    Let us on by this tremulous light!
    Let us bathe in this crystalline light!
    Its Sybilic splendor is beaming
    With Hope and in Beauty to-night:-
    See!–it flickers up the sky through the night!
    Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,
    And be sure it will lead us aright-
    We safely may trust to a gleaming
    That cannot but guide us aright,
    Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night."

    Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,
    And tempted her out of her gloom-
    And conquered her scruples and gloom;
    And we passed to the end of the vista,
    But were stopped by the door of a tomb-
    By the door of a legended tomb;
    And I said–"What is written, sweet sister,
    On the door of this legended tomb?"
    She replied–"Ulalume–Ulalume-
    'Tis the vault of thy lost Ulalume!"

    Then my heart it grew ashen and sober
    As the leaves that were crisped and sere-
    As the leaves that were withering and sere-
    And I cried–"It was surely October
    On this very night of last year
    That I journeyed–I journeyed down here-
    That I brought a dread burden down here-
    On this night of all nights in the year,
    Ah, what demon has tempted me here?
    Well I know, now, this dim lake of Auber-
    This misty mid region of Weir-
    Well I know, now, this dank tarn of Auber,
    This ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir."

    Said we then, the two then,
    "Ah, can it have been
    That the woodlandish ghouls,
    The pitiful, the merciful ghouls,
    To bar up our way and to ban it
    From the secret that lies in these wolds,
    From the thing that lies hidden in these wolds,
    Have drawn up the spectre of a planet
    From the limbo of lunary souls,
    This sinfully scintillant planet
    From the Hell of the planetary souls..."

little friends..

back in the day ~
back when i was still a snowballinhell, including tabitha's kittens & little daniel..
copyright 2008 all rights reserved

friendlyghost fun & games!!

ghost movie picks..

  • not necessarily in this order:
    1 Dead Man
    2 Notorious
    3 Bringing Up Baby
    4 It’s a Wonderful Life
    5 A.I.
    6 Pink Floyd/The Wall
    7 The City of Lost Children
    8 Orphans (Matthew Modine)
    9 The Effect of Gamma Rays on 
    Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
    10 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    11 The Curse of the Cat People
    12 Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2 & 3 
    13 Jan Svankmejer’s Alice
    14 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    15 Sybil
    16 Edward Scissorhands
    17 The Nightmare Before Christmas
    18 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    19 An Angel at My Table
    20 Rear Window
    21 The Wizard of Oz
    22 Oliver!
    23 King Kong (original)
    24 Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
    25 Titus
    26 The Swimmer
    27 Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    28 Sergeant York
    29 A Streetcar Named Desire
    30 The Little Princess  (original)
    31 Immortal Beloved
    32 Life & Death
    33 The Little Fugitive
    34 Willy Wonka (both)
    35 Endless Summer
    36 Dead Poets Society
    37 Silence of the Lambs
    38 Instinct
    39 Sleepy Hollow
    40 Pollock
    41 Days of Wine & Roses
    42 Something Wicked This Way 
    43 James & the Giant Peach
    44 Lemony Snickett’s Series of 
    Unfortunate Events 
    45 The Shining (original)
    46 Harold & Maude
    47 Psycho
    48 The Road to Utopia (& others!)
    49 Monkey Business (Cary Grant)
    50 North By Northwest
    51 Spider Baby
    52 Golden Earrings
    53 The Miracle Worker
    54 The Neverending Story
    55 A Clockwork Orange
    56 Clash of the Titans
    57 The Outsiders
    58 Benny &Joon
    59 The Whisperers
    60 Angela’s Ashes
    61 Willow
    62 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
    63 Polyester
    64 Scrooged
    65 Groundhog Day
    66 PeeWee’s Big Adventure
    67 The African Queen
    68 Victor/Victoria
    69 The Others
    70 From Hell
    71 Dreamchild
    72 The Paleface
    73 Another Woman
    74 Warlock
    75 Fanny & Alexander
    76 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    77 Duel
    78 A Girl Named Sooner
    79 A Christmas Story
    80 Return to Oz
    81 Harry Potter (movies)
    82 Van Helsing 
    83 Don’t Look in the Basement
    84 Toy Story
    85 The Court Jester
    86 Murder, He Says
    87 Indiscreet
    88 Creepshow
    89 Mr Smith Goes to Washington
    90 Harvey
    91 Brainstorm
    92 Ed Wood
    93 Defending Your Life
    94 The Bells of St. Mary’s
    95 Going My Way
    96 This Property is Condemned
    97 Rebel Without a Cause
    98 Labyrinth
    99 Jabberwocky
    100 Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams
    101 Gone With the Wind
    102 6th Sense
    103 To Kill a Mockingbird
    104 Troll
    105 Small Soldiers
    106 Jumanji
    107 Mrs. Doubtfire
    108 Gaslight
    109 Take the Money and Run
    110 The Old Man and the Sea
    111 Hocus Pocus
    112 Witches
    113 Casablanca
    114 What About Bob
    115 The Godfather
    116 The Deer Hunter
    117 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    118 Greystoke: Legend of Tarzan
    119 Monty Python’s Meaning of Life 
    120 Eraserhead
    121 Arsenic & Old Lace
    122 Motel Hell
    123 Dial M for Murder
    124 The Other
    125 The Chronicles of Narnia
    126 Napoleon Dynamite
    127 SOB
    128 The Secret Garden
    129 Apocalypse Now
    130 Hide & Seek
    131 Eternal Sunshine Spotless Mind
    132 The Abandoned
    133 Pan's Labyrinth
    134 Kafka
    135 One Hour Photo
    136 Jack the Bear
    137 Fur: Diane Arbus
    138 Unforgiven
    139 Dances With Wolves
    140 Alice in Wonderland 2010
    141 True Grit (2010)
    142 The Wolfman (original & new)
    143 Universal Monsters (originals)
    144 The Road
    145 The Woman in Black
    146 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    147 Dark Shadows
    148 The Yellow Wallpaper
    149 Paranorman
    150 The Hobbit (all)
    151 Frankenweenie
    152 Oz the Great & Powerful
    153 The Raven 2012
    154 Snow White & the Huntsman
    155 The Elephant Man
    156 Hugo
    157 Rabbit-Proof Fence
    158 Mama
    159 My Side of the Mountain 1969
    160 Maleficent
    161 God Bless Ozzy (bio)
    162 The Book Thief
    163 Wakefield
    Gumby Adventures (original & new)
    The Twilight Zone episodes (original)
    The Outer Limits (original)
    The Night Gallery
    Davey & Goliath
    Mr Rogers Neighborhood
    Sesame Street (pre elmo!)
    Little House on the Prairie
    Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Good Neighbors
    The Rockford Files
    Fawlty Towers
    Ripping Yarns
    Metamorphosis (play) 
    The Glass Menegerie(play)
    Death of a Salesman(play)
    Absurd Person Singular(play)
    I, Claudius (miniseries)
    The Chronicles of Narnia (miniseries)
    Merlin (miniseries)
    The Snowman (animated)
    The Selfish Giant (animated)
    Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf 2006
    Secret of Kells (animated)
    Yellow Submarine (animated)
    Watership Down (animated)
    Peter Rabbit & Friends (animated)
    Frog & Toad (animated)
    Dr Seuss (animated shows)
    Kroft shows (Land of the Lost, etc…)
    Peanuts (animated shows)
    Felix the Cat (animated cartoons)
    The Oblongs (animated)
    The Addams Family (original series)
    The Munsters (original series)
    The Phantom Creeps (serial)
    Bill & Coo (live bird show)
    The Sopranos (series)
    Biggest Loser (series)
    All Rankin/Bass shows (Mad Monster
    Party, Daydreamer etc)
    Little Rascals/Our Gang comedies 
    Deadwood (series)
    Secrets of the Dead (series)
    Mantracker (series)
    Dual Survival (original series)
    Estate of Panic (series)
    Criminal Minds (series)
    Two Fat Ladies (series)
    History Detectives (series)
    Oregon Field Guide (series)
    Once Upon a Time (both series)
    Oddities (series)
    Odd Folks Home (series)
    The Incredible Dr Pol (series)
    Colbert Report (series)
    Bates Motel (series)
    Hannibal (series)
    Longmire (series)
    Treehouse Masters (series)
    The Blacklist (series)
    Life Below Zero (series)
    Sleepy Hollow (series)
    Dracula (series)
    Portlandia (series)
    The Walking Dead (series)
    Breaking Bad (series)
    Alaska: the Last Frontier (series)
    American Horror Story (series)
    Salem (series)
    Penny Dreadful (series)
    Chronicles of Lizzie Borden (series)
    Grimm (series)
    Fear of the Walking Dead (series)
    The Killing (series)
    The Fall (series)


lost hollow digital art album ~
~ copyright 2008 all rights reserved


  • lunacy..
  • the happy haunts have received your sympathetic vibrations...