Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Writer Writing ~ Happy Valentine's Day

Playing on the iPod~ Hozier - Pandora 

Current Read~
Dragon Teeth ~ Michael Crichton (Loved, loved Andromeda Strain)

Current Fav TV, Movie~
My Bloody Valentine ~ 2009

Current WIP~
Urban Fantasy ~ Horror Short

Awe..... love is in the air. Here's a couple of fun facts about the day of love. And by love I mean- over 35 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates will be sold.

1) Oh those crazy Romans-  According to one theory, the Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia from February 13 to 15. During this festival animals were sacrificed and women were then whipped with the hides of the slain animals in the belief it would make them fertile.

2)  Such a romantic- Saint Valentine or Valentinus. St Valentine is said to have defied Roman Emperor Cladius II’s order to not marry men during war time. After they caught Saint Valentine marrying lovers in secret, he was imprisoned and put to death.

3) Leave it to Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare to add their own touch to Valentine's Day. They romanticized the day in much of their work and as a result it gained in popularity.

 4) Shakespeare the true master of wisdom- Two of Shakespeare’s most popular quotes referred to on Valentine’s Day are: “They do not love that do not show their love” and “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

Knowledge is power, my friends. 

Yes, it's Valentine's day, however it's also Women in Horror Month~  Sooooo......