Bruce N H wrote:Congratulations, Rogue. You have earned the right to call yourself the spookiest MOCer on c-c.com. At least until next Halloween rolls around.
*bows* Thank you, thank you all...
*ahem* I am the spookiest MOCer on cc.com
! That's kinda catchy isn't it?
I'd feel a bit better about this if there were more than 3 entries. (or were there?) Right now, it looks like I managed to beat myself and one other guy. Still, I'm quite pleased with my Countess Bathory Vignette. The number of Brickshelf views it has gotten would suggest that other people like it as well. (at least compared to my other pictures)
I wasn't sure if I should reveal what was inside the tub. It takes away some of the mystery, but I decided it was worth sharing. I was also wondering if I would get in trouble for "nudity" if the blood wasn't covering her chest. (It seems silly, but I can't be sure what people will think)
Want to know a secret? I do not have any plain yellow torsos. If you could see Elizabeth's back in those pictures, it would be covered with stripes, for she is really a pirate deckhand with the arms reversed!
Dr. Sparks wrote:That's a sweet Elizabeth Bathory you've got there. She looks so nonchalant, which makes it hilarious.
Thanks, that's the look I was going for with her pose in the tub. It looks funny but makes you feel bad about thinking it's funny.
A couple interesting notes: Elizabeth Bathory was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula...
That, like many facts
surrounding Elizabeth Bathory are debatable, but it certainly seems likely that she inspired BS's Dracula. The Prime Minister who led the raid and trial was a member of the Bathory family, so he tried to hide, obscure, or understate as many details as possible to protect his family's name and fortunes.
Anyway, congratulations to everybody else who entered the contest, including the runner up!