Getting Ready for “First Date: A Modern Love Story”

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I stumbled on this while playing around with Youtube. I present to you “First Date: A Modern Love Story” written, directed, and produced by Blair Richardson.

It is a very short film, no more than three minutes but it’s entertaining. In the film we see a woman getting ready for a date. We don’t see her face but it’s something every woman should be familiar with. From choosing what to wear to spraying on your favorite perfume. We even see the unsuspecting guy pull up in a fancy car. You can totally see in his face that he thinks he’s getting lucky tonight. But that depends on your definition of “lucky”.

Since this is such a short film, I’m not going to say much more. I actually think that it would make a clever perfume or lingerie commercial, especially now that Halloween is just around the corner. Either way, I’d like to see more from Blair Richardson. I really wanted this film to be a little bit longer! I realize that you’re left to drown in your imagination at the end but I really wanted to see that date unfold.

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A Tale of Two Ricks

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So I was recently given a copy of “The Walking Dead: Compendium One” as an early Easter present (thanks, Mom!). After reading it in a few days I came to realize the big differences between Rick Grimes played by Andrew Lincoln and the Rick Grimes from comic books.

Let start off by saying that I saw the TV show first. I remember watching the series premiere with my cousin on Halloween and was totally blown away by it. I’ve been a fan ever since and have even made my dad a fan…and he’s famous for hating the monster genre! One of the biggest debates he and I have had is about Rick. I love Rick, I think he’s a good leader but sometimes he makes the dumbest decisions and it took him FOREVER to adapt to his surroundings.

Comic Book Rick is a different story. After reading my comic book, I loved Rick even more. Here’s why, he wasn’t afraid to make hard choices and he wasn’t afraid to defend his actions.

One major difference I noticed between the Two Ricks is that everybody thought that Rick was crazy when he killed an inmate to protect the group (see picture above). They were disgusted and kept repeating, “Rick, you’re losing your mind”…..Really? He just saved your ungrateful asses! As a person reading the situation you understand that Rick’s actions are right, they may be horrible in today’s society, but he’s doing whatever it takes to survive. Somehow the rest of the group didn’t get that.

In the TV show, the roles are reversed. We all remember that scene where Rick points a gun a Merle and says, “We don’t kill the living!” A few season later, Rick realizes that the greatest threat in the zombie apocalypse are humans. But not before he literally loses his sanity when Lori dies. I feel that the writer’s decided that out of all the people in the survivor group they chose Rick to be the example of humanity deteriorating.

I don’t know. All I know is, I love the Comic Book Rick more than TV Rick. Although, after watching the season finale when the group goes to Terminus, I think we’ll be seeing more of Comic Rick in the seasons to come.

Body Art: Scarification

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Scarification.. I am the one who reached down and pulled you from perdition. -Castiel If thats not makeup or a tatt, then that is one devoted fan...and theres no denying that is going to look Awesome.

I love Castiel s handprint on Dean s arm. There's something so attractive about it...

Thanks to Damsel Cannibal, I was introduced to this type of Body Modification. Yeah…that’s the kind of conversations we have. Whereas most people would find this art disgusting and ugly, we think it’s beautiful. I was drawn to the picture above because I love the show Supernatural and any Supernatural fan will look at this and think of Castiel’s line “I’m the one who gripped you tight and raised you from Perdition”. I saw that and I thought, “If this is a tribute to the show, then that is one dedicated fan! COOL!” If not then that’s still awesome.

Anyway, Scarification is exactly how it sounds. It’s cutting pictures or designs into the skin so when it heals, a scar forms in it’s place for a permanent body modification. The results are breathtaking.

Gorgeous scarification back piece by Iestyn Flye at London’s Divine Canvas on client, Moniasse Sessou

To whoever can handle the pain of getting Scarification, I tip my hat to you. I’m such a wimp that I won’t get a tattoo even though I want one. Maybe I’ll just have to grid my teeth and bear it because I love tattoo art. No pain no gain. Anyway, Damsel Cannibal is thinking about getting one and I think that’s awesome. I would actually like to be there when she gets it just to see the process.

Not to sound silly, but I find something like this a bit spiritual. As Damsel Cannibal pointed out, this isn’t some new trend flooding America. This art has been around for centuries and has been a part of a number of cultures. I find it spiritual because of the dedication that you go through to have this procedure done. It…is…a…scar! It’s not like a tattoo where you can get a cover-up tattoo or have it lasered off when you don’t want it anymore. It’s not something you get on a whim because you were out on the town with your buddies. This is something that will last forever.

The more I look at it, the more I admire it and consider getting one. If I was brave enough to get one, I would get a pair of angel wings on my back. And not tiny wings either. Wings aren’t exactly an original idea but for me they are the perfect symbol. I have two reasons for choosing wings. Reason 1: Angels, to me, represent righteousness, compassion, and strength. These are values I was raised on and I love the idea of having this reminder on my back to live my life according these values, no matter how hard life gets. My second reason: These wings, as well as the scarification process, represent my freedom. I was raised in a very Catholic and Conservative household where Body Modifications are dirty and only sinners participate in such things. Getting these represents how I finally have a say with what I do with my life, what career I’ll choose, what I do with my body,  or who I’ll love. It’s my time to fly.

If that sounds cheesy then I guess it’s cheesy. But that’s just how I see most Body Modifications. It should be something that means something to you. Something that you will want to show off and something that represents you. I’m still trying to find the best place to get one without breaking the law(in most States it’s illegal).

What would you get if chose this type of Body Modification?

Cheers,

Damsel Bruja

Creepy Dolls vs Creepy Children

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Challenge day 14: Character that I like that no one else does: I liked Jamie from the Empty Child episode. I'm not sure if any one else dislikes this character but, he's certainly one of the scariest. There is nothing more chilling than that child going around just saying "are you my mummy?" It was a great character concept and it worked out great.

I’ve been asking myself this question for a while. Which is scarier: Children or Dolls?

Personally I think kids freak me out the most when it comes to horror films. Here’s why: They’re supposed to be these innocent, sweet, teacup humans. They’re not supposed to run around killing people or causing destruction. But then you have movies where the children are the masterminds of world domination. Anybody remember “Children of the Corn”. These are kids that slaughtered a whole town and didn’t bat an eyelash. Then there’s that creepy kid from Doctor Who. He’s just calmly walking around, in a gas mask, asking unsuspecting victims, “Are you my mummy?” then he turns then into an adult version of himself. Yikes! What about “Village of the Damned” where these half alien/half human kids use their creepy mind-powers to bully their parents into submission. But really the kids that freaks me out the most is from the 1956 film “The Bad Seed”. This movie is about a psychotic little girl who is totally cool with killing a classmate over a cheap medal. This line left me speechless because she was so matter-of-fact about it. “But Mother, he was dead. He didn’t need it anymore.”

Charles Lee Ray and Tiffany | deviantART: More Like Life Size Chucky Doll by ~jayrbermuda

Now on to dolls. Dolls are just creepy anyway. I think what makes them creepy is the fake happy smiles and dead eyes forever etched onto their faces. They’re also supposed to be inanimate objects, but when you’re a kid you have this tiny belief that they have feelings. So unless you want to end up like Chucky’s victims, you better treat them right.

Also, How do you kill a doll? It took them forever to kill Chucky and that bastard still manages to come back for another sequel! Did anyone see “Dead Silence”? Spoiler Alert: it didn’t end well for ANYBODY!

Then you hear all kinds of ghost stories involving dolls. For example, anybody hear about the Annabelle doll? You may have heard it from the film “The Conjuring”, but that’s an actual possessed doll that Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated.  I repeat….a possessed doll!

Anyway, those are my thoughts about Dolls and Kids. Which do you think are more terrifying?

Load of Laughs with “Tucker & Dale”

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Director: Jake West

Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Ok, so I stumbled upon this movie while screwing around on the internet. I heard a lot of great things about this movie so I thought, “Why the Hell not?”

Remember all those cheap horror movies where the dumb college kids decide to go camping and get attacked by the local hillbillies A La Deliverance? Well, that doesn’t happen in this movie. Tucker and Dale are best friends who want to renovate an old beat up cabin into a beautiful vacation home. While they’re trying to get some work done, the dumb college kids decide to go camping and what follows is a whole mess of death, mutilations, and a shit load of misunderstandings.

I absolutely loved this movie. I laughed so much throughout the film.

Let’s start with the beginning of the misunderstandings. Poor Tucker and Dale are on a boat when they find Allison(Katrina Bowden) almost drowning in a lake. Being good Samaritans, they save her and take her to their cabin to help her. When her friends see them take her, they automatically assume that she’s been kidnapped and they devise a plan to go rescue her. What follows is a ton of gory accidental deaths and one of the college kid’s descent into madness.

It’s great to see the unfolding of events from Tucker & Dale’s point of view. For example, Dale’s awkward staring at the cute college ladies…he was actually being socially awkward trying to come up with something to say and instead looking creepy. It was hilarious yet relatable. How many of us wanted to talk to a crush and looked like a total idiot? They’re just so innocent that they can’t see that these kids are trying to kill them….they think these kids are fulfilling a suicide pact and killing themselves all over their property.

I don’t want to say anymore because I really don’t want to ruin the movie for you. So check out the movie trailer below! If you like what you see then definitely watch this movie!

I give it an A.

GISHWHES 2014…….It was Awesome!

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I realize that it’s been a really really really long time since we’ve posted anything and for that we apologize. That’s what happens when life gets in the way of Bloggers. Anyway, I thought I’d share my experience with GISHWHES, I remember I promised I would.

I should probably start by saying that I was very fortunate in finding a group of like-minded individuals to join with. I found these amazing people through the Wonder that is Facebook. I’m in a couple of Supernatural and Misha Collins Facebook groups and when registration came around, many posted asking for people to join. At first I was hesitant because I really don’t trust the Internet but then I thought, “Fuck It!”

Just as I was going to sign up, I ran into another problem….I didn’t have the money to register. For a couple of days I thought my Grand Plan of doing something exciting for once in my life had been brought down by a measly registration fee. Fortunately, someone from the Facebook groups sent me a message saying she would love to sponsor me. I’m just going to call her Saint Sarah because she kind heart gave me a chance to participate in this adventure.

MY THOUGHTS WHEN I FINALLY REGISTERED

The team that I joined, along with Saint Sarah, was Team IDontThinkSo. I met many fun people who shared my love for Supernatural. Now that may not seem like a big deal to you, but when you have friends who tell you to stop spamming their Pinterest with Destiel/Supernatural themed pins you kinda feel alone. Just because they don’t understand something, it doesn’t mean it’s not awesome, right? Anyway, we all got to know each other a little bit. We learned who were GISHWHES veterans and who were the newbies. We even learned where our skills could be applied for the upcoming challenges.

Once the Item List was posted, we all picked which once we wanted to do and shared our projects with our teammates on our Facebook page. One of things I did was “build an Elopus using all natural materials”. What is an Elopus, you ask? It is a cross between an octopus and an elephant. I went to my backyard and used the rocks to build it. Did I mention that it started to rain that week? It was kinda hard to put that thing together when I’m tripping over mud and I could only put it together when the rain stopped. I found it amusing how no one in my house was surprised by my behavior.

My dad actually came outside and say, “What the hell are you doing?”

“Making an Elopus.”

“……..OK.”

The Elopus is still sitting in the backyard.IMG_0839

It was amazing to see what the Team came up with! It was also fun to do something silly. One of the Items was have a crazy name announced when the Starbucks barista gives your order. Too bad that the Starbucks in my city are a bunch of snobs. I tried to get them to cooperate, I even told them it was for a scavenger hunt! But they weren’t having it. So thankfully, Robin(my teammate) got that challenge done!

But not all the challenges were just doing something crazy. Some things were to bring awareness to problems we have in the world. For example, one challenge was sign up to be a bone marrow donor, but you had to be really serious about it otherwise it wouldn’t count for points. Misha Collins even signed up to be a bone marrow donor! I didn’t have the courage to do it, but Kathleen and Heather had more balls than I did. There’s a special place in Heaven for people like that.

But another issue that was brought up was the struggle between the Ukraine and Russia. One of the challenges was to wrap yourself in a Ukraine or Russian flag kissing; you got bonus points if you were actually at the Russian/Ukraine border.

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I think I’ll conclude with how much fun I had. I made an elephant/octopus hybrid in my backyard, I made a pop-up book, made a public service announcement about Jellyfish Overlords(sadly the video wouldn’t cooperate with Robin), I let go of a grudge, and I even gave a ridiculous name to a Starbucks barista(even though the bastards wouldn’t say it). I also watched others, people I’ve never met in person, crawl out of their comfort zones as first timers and veteran Gishers encourage and help the newbies. I’ll always be thankful for this experience and I hope that I’ll be able to participate next year. I also hope that I’ll be teammates with the same amazing people.

TEAM IDON’TTHINKSO ROCKS!!!

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