Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Monday, October 31, 2011

THIS is Halloween!

One of my daughter's favourite movies is Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, and she always sings along to the opening song.  I wonder how she'd react to this very creepy Marilyn Manson cover?



 Happy Halloween!

3 comments:

The Spooky Whisk said...

He doesn't do a horrible job, but for me, Danny sings it WAY better.

Happy Oogie Boogie.

Sean Robson said...

Thanks, Whisk, I hope you had a great Halloween.

I've always enjoyed Marilyn Manson's disturbing covers, such as his version of The Eurythmic's Sweet Dreams. It's funny how the same words sung a different way can change the feel of the song entirely.

The Spooky Whisk said...

I had a great Halloween, and still celebrating until the staycation is over. Each year we take our annual Halloween staycation, do a few day trips to the book shoppe and we love that.

I agree, hearing someone else sing the same lyrics can change the feel of the song. I'd like to see Seether do this song.

Happy Oogie Boogie.