Monday, September 13, 2010

Scary Tales: Why Is Dale the Doll Losing It?


Many of you have noticed Dale the Doll is amping up his activity on the blog with videos made without my persmission and now following your blogs and leaving comments. He does this every year as Halloween approaches. It usually begins in September and peaks on the 31st of October. November first, he is back to his usually grumpy pants self again.

I will share the story of Dale’s tragic past so you can understand. When he was new to the world of puppetry, he was acquired by a man with a sinister background. This man lost his legs in an accident when a car he was working on fell from the jacks and crushed him. In his bitterness, he locked himself into his apartment and darkened the windows and began to practice dark magic to get back at the car shop owner (who died a few weeks later of a heart attack).

This man acquired Dale through his sweet nephew who kept the doll on a shelf and never used him. The boy felt sorry for his lonely uncle and gave Dale to him. Then, the man set Dale down on a chair in his living room and studied him. He began to talk to him as if he were a roommate. He would wheel his chair past Dale and get angry the doll would not respond. He would toss him around until his jaw was broken. He yelled at Dale about all the people who did him wrong and how bad the world was and how he wanted revenge.

When Halloween was coming that year, the evil man began to collect items for his magic ceremony he planned to perform on Samhain. He wanted to make Dale take on the spirit of a dead magical master the man emulated and got all of his spells from. If he could bring back to life this brilliant evil master, he would have the ideal companion. So, he prepared Dale for the transference on Samhain when the veil between the dead and living was the thinnest. Each day, he anointed Dale with special oils and lit candles, said prayers, waved around incense wands and begged and prepared Dale to be the ideal vessel for his teacher.

Something came to life inside of Dale. He stirred and awakened, taking on more and more of the teacher's characteristics. The teacher was a man who liked to intimidate and manipulate others. He enjoyed frightening people and seeing the fear in their eyes. This spirit began to enter Dale as Halloween came closer.

Halloween came and the ceremony was long and arduous and Dale began to channel the teacher, his chin moving, words forming, animation entering his body. But, the overzealous practitioner knocked over his row of candles, catching his shirt on fire. Helpless in his wheelchair, he went up in flame. The tenants rushed in to help the man, but it was too late he died days later.

The fire was put out, the room fairly well intact and Dale was only soaking wet. Although the final part of the spell was not performed to permanently insert the teacher's spirit inside of Dale, he still has an open pathway every autumn to slowly take over Dale until Samhain when, once again, he cannot remain.

21 comments:

  1. So.....Dale's just a Chucky wannabe, eh? :)

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  2. Seriously, I'm afraid he's going to post the video he took of me while I was sleeping. The little booger. I hear him scampering around the apartment at night. I know he's up to something, but at least he's not hoarding the knives like he did last year.

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  3. I guess Dale would be something to worry about if one didn't know how to de-activate a golem. Never know what you can learn by reading Jewish mysticism.

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  4. Well, this does explain a lot! He better behave when I come over on Wednesday or I won't be responsible for my actions!

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  5. Julie;
    I will put him in the trunk with his doll-friends so he won't ransack the apartment. He's always trying to get a rise out of me, but I'm simply not afraid of him which angers him even more. The other day, I startled on purpose so he'd think I was scared. He loved it. He was quiet the rest of the day. It's like living with a child, I tell you!

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  6. Can you sleep at night and not to wake up each time you turn with the thought that dale will get to you and attack. Attacks can be one-time events, or can recur.
    Can his behaviour be temporary just for this fall season or is it something you have to get used to.

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  7. Echo;
    I've been through enough Septembers and Octobers with Dale to know that he only wants to scare me. He loves to see people frightened and unsettled, but deep in his little stuffed heart, he would never hurt a human. He needs us or he would have no form of entertainment. When Halloween is over, he will be his usual sourpuss self with all his normal insecurities as a doll who feels himself becoming part human because he senses his heart.

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  8. awwww...poor dale's been through a brutal little life, hasnt he? ..and it's his mission every october to make you pay for it, isn't it? lol!

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  9. Wow, I almost feel sorry Dale. He's still a creepy S.O.B!

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  10. You know, sometimes it's hard to tell what is him and what is the "teacher" because they both really don't like humans much.

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  11. So Dale was soaking wet...that explains why he is so warped.

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  12. MM;
    Could have mildewed his brain, ya never know!

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  13. Max;
    Seriously, I wish he were, then I could just flush his stash.

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  14. I think you'd better put a pad lock on your locker when Julie comes over so Mr. Creepy McCreeperson behaves himself! He's already hit on me once! I can only imagine what he would do to someone he fancies in person!

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  15. Tara;
    He always finds reasons for Julie to have to carry him and hold him. He doesn't fool me, but she has a big heart. I watch out and make sure he doesn't pinch her. I think he's madly in love with one of my tortured baby dolls but I don't think she likes this side of him. She refuses to leave the trunk when he's out and about. (Don't blame her).

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  16. You would think all those oil massages would have relaxed the old boy a little.

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  17. I think we need to get Dale a permanent soul so that he can be balanced. Maybe the soul of a stoner, that way he'll be more chill.

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  18. The Halloween Blues;
    Yeah, but then he'd steal my stash of chocolate when he gets the munchies.

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  19. ah... autumn in the forest ;)

    i bet if he was a spud, he'd wanna be a dick-tater! :O lol

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