The Samhain 2006 issue is up 13 days early, to give you time to get your evil-craft on before Halloween.
What scares you?
This time we asked all our designers a question: What scares the piss out of you? What is it, that one irrational thing, that just really pushes your freakout button?
Hat of Horns designer Woolly Wormhead says:
"Spiders. The household variety are liveable (unless they're really huge, I'll set the cats on them) - it's the garden variety that scare me shitless, with their round stripey bodies. I've got one residing in the drivers' side wing mirror of my car, and he's a resiliant little bugger, thinks nothing of hanging onto his web when I'm speeding down the motorway. I'm way too scared to drive with my window open just in case he gets blown in... resulting in instant death from a 10 car pile up."
Watch the blog for responses from other designers between now and Samhain.
This issue marks one full year of The AntiCraft, which means that's one year of our lives we'll never get back. This drove us into such a fit of despair that we wrote even more bad poetry than usual. To lighten our black spirits (but not much, just to a nice #CCCCCC grey), we've decided to give away a prize to a randomly-drawn AntiCrafter who sends us an original bad poem - actually, who sends us a reading of an original bad poem. We've set up an Odeo account (because anything Brenda Dayne does must be cool) and if your computer has a microphone, you can send us a recording of your bad poem by clicking here. Please put "Bad Poem" in the subject line to help us keep track and include your name and email address in the "Some Extra Text?" area so that we can contact you if the Fates decided you sucked the least and deserved the prize.
And what prize is this? Imagine an all-expenses-paid, 6 day, 7 night trip to the cathedrals and ossuaries of Old Europe. Fantastic, isn't it? That's because it isn't the prize. The prize is actually an Emily the Strange flight bag filled with black KnitPicks Main Line yarn and other mysterious items. It's no trip to Europe, but we think you'll like it. And if you don't, shut up, it's free!