Last night on September 30, a few minutes before midnight I began to feel festive when I realized it was about to be October. On a whim I decided to have my own 31 Nights of Halloween, and started making a list of Halloween Specials I could watch, or Halloween themed episodes from my favorite TV Shows. I went online where I found a list of the "Halloween Specials" to start with. I usually also prefer to watch on my big flatscreen rather than on my computer screen, so my choices are based on what I have at my disposal.

My October To-Watch List (so far):
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Halloween" (S2E6), "Band Candy" (S3E6)
One Tree Hill: "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" (S3E4)
Smallville: "Spell" (S4E8), "Thirst" (S5E5)
Supernatural: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester" (S4E7)
Ugly Betty: "The Lyin', the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (S1E5)
Glee: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" (S2E5)
Grey's Anatomy: "Haunt You Every Day" (S4E5)
Sherlock: "The Hounds of Baskerville" (S2E2)
The IT Crowd: "The Haunting of Bill Crouse" (S1E5)

A Possible Vampire Splurge To-Watch List (still in the works):
The Vampire Diaries (Seasons 1-3)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Twilight Saga
Interview With A Vampire
Moth Diaries
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Fic Recs: Exceptional Crossovers

I love a good crossover, especially those that combine fandoms you're unsure would work but surprisingly do! Here are some of the few I've been lucky to come by.

Fandoms: Ugly Betty, Batman (Nolanverse)
Title: Betty and the Bat
Author: Piper
Link: A3O
Relationships (not necessarily romantic): Bruce Wayne/Betty Suarez, Daniel Meade/Betty Suarez, Bruce Wayne/Selina Kyle
Rating: T
Complete?: Yes
Words: 35,000+
Summary: At the end of season one of Ugly Betty, Betty finds herself in need of a new boss.

Why Read: Betty as Bruce Wayne's assistant, why wouldn't you want to? The only fic of its kind, crosses these two fandoms so well that makes you wonder why there aren't more of these (seriously someone write one, please do). I won't give much away but the story begins with Alfred interviewing Betty (one of my favorite moments), and from then on, Betty will not only be Bruce Wayne's assistant but confidant. It's a wonderful read.
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Fic Rec: Hermione/Klaus

Fandom: Vampire Diaries, Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Klaus
Title: Without Fault
Author: The Red Strings
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8305223/1/Without-Fault
Rating: M
Summary: Hermione was to serve him and only him, Klaus, the Original Hybrid, for she had sacrificed everything for Harry, even her own life. Klaus expected great things from her in six years' time. So when he is ready to come to collect her, it seemed he had bargained more than what he had initially asked for. What a snarky witch she was. -Hints of one-sided Klaroline-
WIP?: Yes

Why Read: Apart from being beautifully written, this fic is paced just right to create a believable, developing relationship between Hermione and Klaus. I also praise the author's ability to keep both characters in character, especially a post-war Hermione Granger. There is no arguing that the war changed Hermione, but I love how the author manages to keep a strong "I've-fought-and-killed-Death-Eaters" Hermione without having her forget who and what Klaus is. The characters' reactions and responses are just great.
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Fic: Incessantly Red, Almost Never Blue

Title: Incessantly Red, Almost Never Blue 
Author: winters_empire
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters/Pairings: Narcissa Malfoy, James Potter, Lily Evans, Severus Snape (brief appearance), Narcissa/James, James/Lily
His favorite color was red. So she painted her lips red. But it could never be the right shade. One-Shot. AU. 
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter.

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fic: The CLO

Title: The CLO
Author: winters_empire
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Hermione Granger, Lavander Brown, Pansy Parkinson, Blaise Zabini
Rating: K+
Summary: The Centaur Liaison Office is a waste of department space as far as the Ministry of Magic is concerned. That shows how much they know. One-Shot.
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter. It is the property of the great J.K. Rowling.
Authors Note: Might be a bit OOC. 

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Fic: To Not Fear Death

Title: To Not Fear Death
Author: winters_empire
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Hermione, Albus Dumbledore Portrait, Harry, Ron, Fenrir (mentioned)
Rating: K
Summary: Does Hermione fear death? One-shot. 

I do not own Harry Potter. 
Author's Note: I wrote this a bit back for Aiiimy's Dumbledore Quote Challenge on FF.Net and my quote is italicized and underlined in the text. Forgive any grammatical errors. I don't have a beta.

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