October 23rd, 2009
Current Music: Danny Hutton - Monster Shindig
Remember how I said that I was TOTALLY going to keep up with my Halloween posts because I'm totally going to have much more time this semester? HA. What a laugh...I totally forgot about this insane online Renaissance class.
But this isn't about my class from hell.
This is about catching up.
So first catch up post.
This past Tuesday, Oct 20, was the 127th birthday of actor Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi. His portrayal of Dracula in the 1930 movie by the same helped to change the image vampire in popular culture from a disgusting, blood-clotted fiend to a suave and alluring creature of the night. Unfortunately,due to his trademark accent Bela ended up being typecasted for the rest of his career. Even so, Bela Lugosi continues to be a beloved actor amongst old horror movie fans such as myself (him and Vincent Price, because they have the voice
) and so here are a few of my favorite Bela Lugosi films.( The virginal brides file past his tomb...Collapse )
October 19th, 2009
Current Music: Aerosmith - Cryin'
Guess what you guys? As of today, it is officially 13 days before Halloween. Last year, I attempted to do countdown posts and then kind of failed miserably due to the fact that I had like 8 million assignments due all at once. This year, this is not the case, so without further ado...
On the 13th day til Halloween my dear ghoul gave to me...( A treat bag full of contreversyCollapse )
October 15th, 2009
Current Music: Cruxshadows - Eurydice
TILT time WOOOO!
- Scoring one of the Vampire Requiem dresses - After wrestling with the order form for about 2 hours, I finally figured out what the heck I was doing and I sat there refreshing my email over and over until I got the happy little email saying that I got one! I got it in Ivory. It was the only color left when I finally got it to work, but that's totally fine with me.
- Skeleton Pops - I accidentally upset one of my teachers today with one. She flipped out in mid sentence and says "What is that in your mouth?" The stick part of the lollipop is a skeleton about the length of my palm so, it's pretty big. It was pretty funny.
- Finally finishing that freaking Carnegie paper - Hallelujah! No more Gilded Age! Onto the Progressive Era.
- Ludwig Kakumei - I finally got around to finishing it the other week and I really enjoyed it! I laughed, I cried (DOROTHEA! T_T) and Ludwig mother > EVERYONE. I'll admit it got a little wonky at the end and I'm not sure if that was due to the translation or the author (Kaori Yuki's stuff tends to get weird at the end. I'm still confused by the end of Godchild.) but, overall I really liked it.
- Edgar Allen Poe - I know I lose massive numbers of Goth Points by admitting this, but until this past week I had read maybe, 3 or 4 of Poe's works. I read The Pit and the Pendulum and William Wilson for the first time and oh my god, so good... Poe is a God. It's been so long that the suspense in a story has actually gotten me worked up.
- Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Shower Gel - This morning, having pulled an all-nighter to finish my paper, feeling kind of zonked out. My stomach was in knots, my skin was crawling and I was irritated and lethargic simultaneously. On top of that, I was looking pretty zombified. However, just because I looked like the undead didn't mean I had to go to school smelling like it. This stuff smoothed everything out. Nerves calmed, mind at relative peace, I was able to get through most of my day until Lit, where our discussion of Anne Bradstreet's poems almost put me to sleep.
- Packing a bento lunch - I really haven't had the time lately to do it, but today I actually set aside sometime to put something together. I made a roast beef sandwich on a roll with an olive toothpick through it, a bunch of grapes and one of those Pringles lunch packs. It made me really happy for some odd reason.
- Finding new communities that are relevant to my interests - Between creepgirlfrenzy and moorishrennies lj is getting all of my love.
Well, that's all I can think of. I'm still exhausted, it's cold and I'm really done with this week. Between Cosplay Club, that Carnegie paper,and the sheer amount of Race Fail that this week has been riddled with I'm looking forward to curling up on Mommo's bed and watching Project Runway. Well, off to go work on my Renaissance homework.
October 13th, 2009
October 11th, 2009
Current Music: Kanon Wakeshima - Kuroi Torikago
I happened to have some time today since my original plans all feel apart, so I went through the box my folks decided to put all of my stuff that was on my bedroom floor (a little peeved about that one). One of the things I pulled out was a sheet of class notes from World History II last semester. I had kept it because I have a habit of writing in my margins stuff that pops into my head throughout class (my mind is constantly churning).
On this particular sheet, I had been thinking about the idea that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Portrait of Dorian Gray were reflections of the Victorian Era. I thought that it was an intriguing notion at the time, but after reading about Sex and the Gilded Age in 3Rs class, I have to agree. The Victorians (especially men) were FAR from prudish. People liked to put up the front of being respectable but, behind closed doors frequented prostitutes (prostitution was at some of it's highest levels during this time period), wrote each other dirty letters and girls would engage in all kinds of stuff in exchange for a night on the town. This was the time period were marital rape was just becoming a issue of importance and officials were actually RESISTANT to the idea that the age of consent should be raised from 10 or 12!
Beneath all those frills and formality, the Victorians were some freaks, plain and simple.
August 31st, 2009
Last week, after Convocation, Jenny, Tabs and I went to go see District 9 (which was awesome by the way). This post however is not about the movie. During the previews they were showing the trailer for a new horror movie coming out called Jennifer's Body.
I've been pondering ever since about where in the world I've heard "Jennifer's Body" before and then it hit me just a moment ago, and I raced to my cd shelf to find that I was indeed correct. "Jennifer's Body" is also the name of a song by Hole.
I'm surprised that don't have this song on the soundtrack.
August 13th, 2009
Current Music: Cradle of Filth - Thirteen Autumns and a Widow (Red October Mix)
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As someone who grew up and only recently stopped being hassled by other Black people because of the fact that I don't have "good hair" (I have something like 8 inches of the thick, kinky, comb-teeth-breaking stuff) I can't WAIT to see this movie.
August 3rd, 2009
Current Music: The Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun
Where can I get some infinite beer?
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: London After Midnight - Sacrifice (Live)
Stevenson held a Club Leaders retreat this past weekend and this morning I'm still recovering. There have been some changes between this coming semester and last in relation to campus clubs as well as the budget so they wanted to give us that information as well as give us a chance to do some teambuilding activities, which actually weren't too bad.( Cut for massive wall of textCollapse )
Well here's to hoping! *crosses fingers*
July 30th, 2009
Current Mood: working
Current Music: Madina Lake - Now Or Never
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - I finished it finally! It was hilarious! Zombies and ninjas and kung fu action Elizabeth Bennet. I can't wait to get my hands on Sense and Sensablity and Sea Monsters.
- This post from egl - ENVY THY NAME IS ERICA.
- Being unabashedly nerdy - The fam was stressing me earlier today, so I thought I'd go to the mall and get a book and escape for a bit but instead I was strangely drawn to Hot Topic (strange because there is nothing in that store that I want). I milled about for a while sighing slightly over the amount of Twilight stuff and the lack of anything remotely Ravenclaw related in their Harry Potter display and was about to leave, when the cashier practically man-squeed, began flailing excitedly and pointing at my shirt asked,"Where did you get THAT?!?!?". I was wearing my Gambit shirt that Richard Bowers (the Republican kid) gave me back in high school. I had to let the poor guy down hard, explaining that it had been a gift from friend, but instead of being sad he struck up a conversation with me about X-men for about 20 minutes. I think it may have been the only time I've ever out-nerded a guy on a topic we were both familiar with. Uusually I run into individuals whose nerdiness is not complimentary, like they want to talk about some raid they were apart of on WoW and Iwould rather discuss the homages to Miyazaki present in Avatar: the Last Airbende. All in all it was enjoyable and then I went to Borders and stood with X-men Noir in one hand and the first 3 issues of Ouran in the other like crap I want both but, in the end got a milkshake.
- "Un bel di vedremo" from Madame Butterfly - I have no idea what prompted me to look this song up last night. It's up there with "O mio babbino caro" and "Der Holle Rache" as far as my favorite opera songs that I'll never ever be able to sing. Here it is performed by Leontyne Price who I love. I love her voice. She's one of the few sopranos whose high notes don't make my neckbones twist.
Short list. Too busy cleaning.