Nov 6, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Motherhood, Personal, Scary

Sharing is Caring [Sick Edition]

First cold of the season. Claire to Aerin, and Aerin to me. Fun stuff. While my family continues to recover, here’s some more fluff to fill my poor, neglected blog… First and foremost, DID YA HEAR? DID YA HEAR?!??? Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to director-actress-singer Sophie Hunter via a traditional newspaper ad yesterday. I’ve […]

Oct 30, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Cute, Geek, Personal, Scary, Web


Look at me! Did that scare you? 😉  Because it’s pretty freaky, if I may say so myself. As much as I would like to take credit for this zombie effect, I didn’t have to do any work to achieve the ghoulish look (unless you call clicking on some buttons “work”). So no, there will be […]

Oct 29, 2014  •  In Scary, Weird

Creepy Halloween Costumes from the Early 1900s

If you do a Google Image Search on “creepy halloween costumes from the early 1900s,” you’ll be in for a special treat. Not really. Because they really ARE damn scary. Especially the ones of children. Geez, how can kids be so creepy??! So don’t look below if you’re sensitive to nightmare-inducing images. You’ve been warned. You […]

Aug 2, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books, Entertainment, Movies, Scary, Video Games, Web

Classic Horror Movies Get the “Goosebumps” Treatment

If It Were Stine is a Tumblr blog dedicated to reimagining classic horror movies, television shows, and video games as R.L. Stine’s popular children’s book series, Goosebumps. Despite having been a junkie for the teen horror genre in my formative years, I wasn’t a big fan of R.L. Stine or the Goosebumps books. I thought they were […]

Feb 15, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Books, Scary

Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Because I was not born in the U.S. — my family moved here from Korea when I was 7 years old — I never even heard of Dr. Seuss until I was in high school. And while I found Green Eggs and Ham to be pretty amusing, I personally found Dr. Seuss’s illustrations to be a bit […]

Oct 28, 2011  •  In Books, Personal, Scary

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [Book Nostalgia]

With Halloween just around the corner, I recently developed a hankering for a scary book to re-read. (Notice I said “re-read” — this is because my pregnant brain can’t handle anything new at the moment…doh!) Sure, I could go for a classic like The Shining, or even my tried-and-true favorite horror novel, The Season of […]

Aug 19, 2011  •  In Personal, Scary, Science

True or False?

I once read in a book that all humans are born with three innate fears: The fear of darkness The fear of heights/falling The fear of reptiles Now, this was a fiction title so I cannot verify the validity of the statement. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Because while […]

Aug 2, 2011  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Scary, Weird

Worst Case Scenarios

Lately I have been plagued with awfully vivid nightmares — ones that jolt me from sleep and keep me up the rest of the night. Take the one from a couple of nights ago, for example: J is killed in a horrific accident. At his funeral, his parents and I get into an argument regarding […]