BratzBasher and Merkin are hosting a panel at this year’s Anime St Louis. They will present a short version of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. It’s a traditional storytelling activity from Japan. You gather a group together, light 100 lanterns (or candles), and tell scary stories. Each time you finish a story, you extinguish one light. At the end of 100 stories, you’re left in complete darkness. If that’s peaked your interest, there’s a pretty informative post by Zack Davisson here.
BratzBasher was telling me about one of the stories she’s collected.
“There’s this blind man, and he’s walking down the road on a dark night — not that he’d know that.”
I just had to laugh when she interrupted herself with that statement of the obvious.