Home  |  Reviews  |  Vlogs  |  Interviews  |  Guest Posts  |  Fairy Tales  |  Jane Austen  |  Memes  |  Policies

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Caption This challenge wrap up

During Helluva Halloween, we had a fun little caption contest going on, and I wanted to show you the fruits of that twisted little tree.  Here, in order, are the pictures posted, followed by the captions given for them.  I would love to hear your thoughts and/or favorites in the comments, or your own little captions, if you feel inspired.

Week 1:
Sadly, no one captioned my poor boy, here.  And he was one of my favorite HH pictures, too...
Mrs. DeRaps said...
"Nothing to fill the empty spaces. Nothing to buffer me from my guilt. Nothing to stand in the way of the trances." From Trance by Linda Gerber, page 2 of Prologue.
titania86 said...
"Can they feel, I wonder, those white silent people we call the dead?" 
- Dorian Gray, from The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 8
Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...
"Oh Potter, you rotter, oh what have you done? You're killing off students, you think it's good fun!"
Nina said...
"Evil will never find peace. It may triumph, but it will never find peace" 
The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith

Week 2:

jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said... 
Suddenly Susie realized that perhaps her mother wasn't joking when she said that if she didn't clean up her room the monster under the bed was going to steal all of her toys.
Jo said... 
Little Cindy always found it annoying that Umberto wanted to play spelling games late into the wee hours. 
Nina said...
I want to sleep, I want dreams to pull me from this world and make me forget. To stop the memories from swirling around me. To put an end to this ache that consumes me.
~The Forest of Hands and Teeth

titania86 said...
"See? It's making me whole again. Every drop of blood you spill puts more flesh on my bones. And we both want that don't we?" - Frank Cotton, Hellraiser (1987) jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said... Plastic Surgery has gotten really advanced of late. They even have removable faces. Here is Joan Rivers and hers.  Jo said... I thought I had fallen in love with him... until he revealed a completely new side of himself to me.
Mrs. DeRaps said...
"You have a pretty nose. I really want a nose again." He stopped snarling long enough to lick his lips, then he went right back to it. His tongue was a gruesomely scarred purple thing, as if he chewed it when bored. "And so do my friends." Excerpted from an ARC of The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, pg. 186.
titania86 said...
#3: "Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you're afraid." -Pennywise, It (1990) jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World said...  Bobby's mom regretted not reading the fine lines for "Boo the clown: He'll kill You "Literally". Week 3:  
titania86 said... 
darkness imprisoning me all that I see absolute horror I cannot live I cannot die trapped in myself body my holding cell -Song: One by Metallica
Nina said...
"Mortals are such fragile things. Just tender feelings walking around exposed in their delicate shells...Easy to crush." Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
titania86 said... 
  "At one end of that tomb, its curious roots displacing the time-stained blocks of Panhellic marble, grows an unnaturally large olive tree of oddly repellent shape; so like to some grotesque man, or death-distorted body of a man, that the country folk fear to pass it at night when the moon shines faintly through the crooked boughs." - The Tree, short story by H.P. Lovecraft

Sadly, the 3rd picture appears to have disappeared, but it was a graveyard scene, with this caption to accompany it:
titania86 said... 

"When I find the living a bore,
There's a place I go.
I answer the call, go over a wall
Where the crosses are all in a row." - song: Graveyard Picnic by Voltaire

Week 4:

titania86 said... 
"The scene I cannot describe- I should faint if I tried it, for there is a madness in a room full of classified charnel things..." - Herbert West - Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft
Spav said... 
Oh my God! Can you believe it? This is one of the most awful things I've ever seen. Should we call for help?
titania86 said... 
"Against the horizon she can see a few slugs. They haven't caught her scent, and they're limping around in their random jerky way." -The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell, pg. 12
Spav said... 
Where are we? Why does the sun hurt my eyes? Is there a hole in my chest? *scream*
 No one captioned my cute little gal. Frowny face.

So there you have it, folks.  The 1st Caption This! Challenge.  I had a lot of fun reading what you all came up with, and I love that so many of them were from books!  Great job!  All of these captions earned extra entries in the Helluva Halloween Tricks and Treats Grab Bag (winner has been announced here), but beyond that, this was just full of awesome.  I think this will continue on here on Book Rat, popping up on occasion, for sheer fun.


  1. That was really fun! I thought of those pictures as I was reading during the entire month...Loved it!

  2. To bad I didn't see your caption thing during Oct., but I had surgery so I missed a lot of cool Halloween stuff :(. Your boy with the candle the first thing I thought of was:

    "What happened?" "A virgin lite the candle." from Hocus Pocus


  3. Fun to see all of the captions, especially for ones I missed the first time around!

  4. For the girl with the creepy eyes and taped mouth,
    My coffin my cell my slice of hell in which I'm burning
    From "While the Maggots Slowly Eat" a revission of While my Guitar Gently Weeps, as written by me.
    That picture freaks me out, BTW!
    I tried to caption the candle boy picture, but it reminds me of Christmas so I couldn't come up with anything suitable.


Tell me all your thoughts.
Let's be best friends.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...