beginnings gallery

The Moment Anticipation Begins to Build Inside of You Like a Swelling Tsunami

Devastation
Hesitation
In these thoughts
Should they be held underneath our tongues?

Vague street lights refuse to shine
Mixing uppers and downers
Straining hearts that can barely take it

Gallery pieces quickly passed
A formative attempt at passion
Brain waves just can’t seem to hold

An opened book’s pages thrash in the wind
No one pays it any mind
Everyone pays in the end

© 2017 Ryan William Foster

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Batman’s Infamous Rogues Gallery.

“Sometimes… sometimes I think the Asylum is a head. We’re inside a huge head that dreams us all into being. Perhaps it’s your head, Batman. Arkham is a looking glass… and we are you.”   - Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

Whole script of Haunted Mansion

The following is the narration for the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland:

Foyer:

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still. That is the time when ghosts are present, practicing their terror with ghoulish delight!

Portrait Gallery:

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! I am your host, your ghost host. Kindly step all the way in please and make room for everyone. There’s no turning back now.

Our tour begins here in this gallery where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible, mortal state.

Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination, hmm? And consider this dismaying observation: This chamber has no windows and no doors, which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!

Of course, there’s always my way.

Portrait Hall:

Oh, I didn’t mean to frighten you prematurely; the real chills come later. Now, as they say, look alive, and we’ll continue our little tour. And let’s all stay together, please. There are several prominent ghosts who have retired here from creepy old crypts from all over the world. Actually, we have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for a thousand. Any volunteers? If you insist on lagging behind, you may not need to volunteer. The carriage that will carry you into the moldering sanctum of the spirit world will accommodate you and one or two loved ones. Kindly watch your step as you board, please. We spirits haunt our best in gloomy darkness, so remember, no flash pictures, please.

And now, a carriage approaches to carry you into the boundless realm of the supernatural. Take your loved ones by the hand, please, and kindly watch your step. Oh yes, and no flash pictures, please! We spirits are frightfully sensitive to bright lights.

Do not pull down on the safety bar, please; I will lower it for you. And heed this warning: the spirits will materialize only if you remain quietly seated at all times.

Onboard Doombuggies:

We find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat. Every room has wall-to-wall creeps, and hot and cold running chills. Shhh, listen!

All our ghosts have been dying to meet you! This one can hardly contain himself!

Unfortunately, they all seem to have trouble getting through. Perhaps Madame Leota can establish contact. She has a remarkable head for materializing the disembodied.

Madame Leota:

Horntoads and lizards, fiddle and strum. Please answer the role by beating a drum!

Ghost fiends and furies, old friends and new! Blow in a horn, so we’ll know whether it’s you!

Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat; call in the spirits, wherever they’re at.

Rap on a table; it’s time to respond. Send us a message from somewhere beyond.

Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween. Awaken the spirits with your tambourine.

Creepies and crawlies, toads in a pond; let there be music, from regions beyond!

Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell, give us a hint, by ringing a bell!

Grand Ballroom:

The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vibrations and are beginning to materialize. They’re assembling for a swinging wake, and they’ll be expecting me. I’ll see you all a little later.

Grim Grinning Ghosts:

When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake,
Spooks come out for a swinging wake!
Happy haunts materialize, and begin to vocalize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

Now don’t close your eyes and don’t try to hide,
For a silly spook may sit by your side.
Shrouded in a daft disguise, they pretend to terrorize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

As the moon climbs high o’er the dead oak tree,
Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.
Creepy creeps with eerie eyes start to shriek and harmonize.
Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!

When you hear the knell of a requiem bell,
weird glows gleam where spirits dwell.
Restless bones etherealize, rise as spooks of every size!

Ghost Host:

Ah, there you are, and just in time! There’s a little matter I forgot to mention. Beware of hitchhiking ghosts! They have selected you to fill our quota, and they’ll haunt you until you return! Now I will raise the safety bar, and a ghost will follow you home!

If would like to join our jamboree there’s a simple rule that’s compulsory. Mortals pay a token fee. Rest in peace, the haunting’s free; so hurry back, we would like your company!

Little Leota:

Hurry back! Hurry back! Be sure to bring your death certificate, if you decide to join us. Make final arrangements now! We’ve been dying to have you!

Upcoming Engagements Update!

There are three confirmed official upcoming engagements and two official visits for Catherine:

  • March 17th: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will join The 1st Battalion Irish Guards for The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
    • The Duchess of Cambridge will present shamrocks after 350 Irish Guards march on the parade.
    • The Duke & Duchess will attend a luncheon and meet soldiers and their families.
  • March 17th - March 18th: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge undertake an official two-day visit to Paris.
    • March 17th: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will attend a reception to mark the launch of “Les Voisins”.
    • Details of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s itinerary for the visit will be announced within the next few days.
  • March 23rd: The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the launch of Best Beginnings Maternal Mental Health Films with Heads Together.
  • March 28th: The Duchess of Cambridge will attend The 2017 Portrait Gala at The National Portrait Gallery.
    • The Duchess will view two new exhibitions in the gallery: “Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends”; and “Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind The Mask”.
      • The Duchess will also view many new collections in the gallery.
  • May 13th: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host a “Party At The Palace” Tea Party at Buckingham Palace for children whose parents have passed serving in the Armed Forces.
    • Children up to 18 years of age will be invited to attend.
    • The party will include fun games, activities, and a chance for children to explore the Buckingham Palace Gardens.
    • A number of charities, such as Child Bereavement UK, will also be in attendance.
  • July 2017: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will make an official visit to Poland and Germany.
    • Upon arrival, TRH will meet with French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace
    • Details of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s itinerary for the visit will be announced within the next several weeks.

Keep checking back at our site to keep yourself updated on all of Catherine’s upcoming engagements! 

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“Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor, usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes. In this case, a scarecrow.

Batman Begins (2005) dir. Christopher Nolan

4

“As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, attracts lunacy. When you’re dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead? That’s what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire.”
Christopher Nolan

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion...

I am your host, your… ghost host. Kindly step all the way in please and make room for everyone. There’s no turning back now.

Our tour begins here in this gallery where you see paintings of some of our guests as they appeared in their corruptible, mortal state.

Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination, hmm? And consider this dismaying observation: This chamber has no windows and no doors, which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!

Of course, there’s always my way.

โ„๐•’๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•• ๐•„๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ sentence prompts ( from the ride )

“When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls. Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still. That is the time when ghosts are present. ”
“Welcome, foolish mortals.”
“I am your host. Your ghost host.”
“Make room for everyone.”
“There’s not turning back now.”
“Our tour begins here in this gallery.”
“Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis.”
“Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it your imagination?”
“And consider this dismaying observation: This chamber has no windows and no doors.”
“Which offers you this chilling challenge: to find a way out!”
“Of course, there’s always my way.”
“Oh, I didn’t mean to frighten you prematurely.”
“The real chills come later.”
“Now, as they say, look alive.”
“Actually, we have 999 happy haunts here, but there’s room for a thousand. Any volunteers?”
“We find it delightfully unlivable here in this ghostly retreat”
“Every room has wall-to-wall creeps, and hot and cold running chills.”
“Horntoads and lizards, fiddle and strum. Please answer the role by beating a drum!”
“Ghost fiends and furies, old friends and new! Blow in a horn, so we’ll know whether it’s you!”
“Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat; call in the spirits, wherever they’re at.”
“Rap on a table; it’s time to respond. Send us a message from somewhere beyond.” 
“Goblins and ghoulies from last Halloween. Awaken the spirits with your tambourine.”
“Creepies and crawlies, toads in a pond; let there be music, from regions beyond!”
“Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell, give us a hint, by ringing a bell!”
“The happy haunts have received your sympathetic vibrations and are beginning to materialize.”    
“I’ll see you all a little later.”
“Here comes the bride.”
“I do, I did.”
“Till death do us part.”
“In sickness and … wealth.”
“We’ll live happily ever after.”
“When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake,spooks come out for a swinging wake!”
“Happy haunts materialize, and begin to vocalize.”
“Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!”
“Now don’t close your eyes and don’t try to hide, for a silly spook may sit by your side.”
“Shrouded in a daft disguise, they pretend to terrorize.”
“As the moon climbs high o'er the dead oak tree, Spooks arrive for the midnight spree.”
“Creepy creeps with eerie eyes start to shriek and harmonize.“
“When you hear the knell of a requiem bell, weird glows gleam where spirits dwell.”
“Ah, there you are, and just in time!”
“There’s a little matter I forgot to mention.”
“Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!”
“If would like to join our jamboree there’s a simple rule that’s compulsory.”
“Mortals pay a token fee.“ 
“Be sure to bring your death certificate”
“Make final arrangements now”
“We’ve been dying to have you”