Thursday, June 1, 2017

Beautiful Freaks Fest, 2017


With the revival of Twin Peaks, my husband, son and I have been revisiting the original series over the last couple of months. The town of Twin Peaks is a place both “wonderful and strange”. There is a lurking evil, but it is also populated with an assortment of delightful oddballs (Audrey is my favourite beautiful freak!) It got me thinking about the fictional characters that I adore, like The Addams Family, and so many of the protagonists in Tim Burton’s movies. After getting involved in a chat with my pal Magaly Guerrero, I discovered that we were both mulling over the same theme, and before long we found ourselves busily organizing a blog party.

Magaly came up with the brilliant title, Beautiful Freaks Fest, and here she explains the concept behind our little party: 

“Join us in a celebration of all the misunderstood monsters, misfits, outcasts, and oddities of the world. Let us explore the tragic, ironic, mad, funny… from the quirkiness of The Addams Family to the deep mind of the Frankenstein’s monster, from the fun creepiness of carnival and sideshow attractions to the eeriness of wax museums. Think characters from Tim Burton movies and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, gentle igors and adorable harpies, mummies with loving (if mildly shriveled) hearts… all the so-called monsters and aberrations who are often kinder than the humans in the stories they bring to life.

Write a story (313 words or fewer), make a doll, birth a poem, paint a pretty freak, share a review, retell a myth, create a new myth, craft jewelry for a vampire… post something you love about beautiful freaks and tell us why you love it. Have a blast. Grin madly.”


Party Details:
  • Add your blog link to the Inlinkz tool below. Magaly and I are sharing this linky, so your link will show up on both our blogs.
  • The party begins on June 23 through to June 25, so you’ve got the whole weekend to visit with other participants. Please mingle, it’s a party!
  • If you don’t have a blog, you can post on Instagram or Facebook. See our party hashtag below.
  • You can post every day if you wish, but only one entry per each social media platform each day.
  • On the day of the party, Magaly and I will include a fresh Inlinkz tool with our posts so that you can leave your party links. To make it easier for everyone, please leave your post links in the linky, not the comments.
  • Feel free to share the banner on your blog, Instagram, or Facebook, so we can spread the word. The more the merrier!
  • If you’re not sure about anything, just leave me a question in the comments below.

Hope to see you at the Beautiful Freaks Fest!

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Magaly: @magalyguerreroindarkerwords
Emma:   @groovygothic

Party tag: #BeautifulFreaksFest2017