Monthly Archives: October 2011
This is a two part post. First of all I want to say thank you to everyone who has ever taken the time to visit Written in Blood. When I started this blog a little under a year ago I had no idea that anyone would even like it, much less want to look at it. But today I have just reached 300 page views for the first time. So, to every one of you that has looked at my blog, even if it just for a fraction of a second, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
For the second part; do you remember the post I wrote entitled “What’s Scary??” I want to hear from you about what scares you. What gets your heart racing and causes the hairs to stand up on the back of your neck. Don’t be afraid to write in and tell me, not unless that’s what you’re afraid of. But if you are, maybe it’s time you conquered that fear. I’ll start off by telling you what scares me: wasps. I don’t know what it is about them, but I just cringe when I see one buzzing around my head. I always thought of them as the delinquents of the insect world; buzzing around all bad-ass with their leather jackets and their switchblade stingers. They just give me the creeps.
Now, I want to hear from you. What scares you?
- What’s Scary? (jmountswritteninblood.com)
What scares you? I can ask a hundred people that question and the answers will all be different. Is it horror movies? How about death or disease? Do you fear being alone with no one to share your life and your dreams with? Are you afraid of that black widow spider that’s settled in under your bathroom sink? Maybe you’re scared of big dogs or bees or have a deep seated fear of snakes and lizards. What scares you?
With horror films it’s getting harder and harder to scare people nowadays. It makes sense that it should be that way. How can the filmmakers expect us to be scared by make believe monsters when all we have to do is turn on our TV‘s and see real-life horror each and every day. Wake up at a quarter to nine and see planes crash into towers filled with people. Log on to Yahoo and see footage of a catastrophic auto race crash that cut the thread of one man’s life very short in the blink of an eye. There are sites online that allow us to see all kinds of horrors such as dismemberments and beheadings. This world is filled with real life horror that makes the stuff of imagination very pale in comparison.
I’m not saying that horror films don’t scare people. I’m saying that they don’t scare people as a collective whole the way they used to. I’ve gone to see films like Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcism and have yet to see the audience recoil in fear at either of those films. Are the films scary? Yes…and no. I found Paranormal Activity to be scarier within the confines of my own home than I did at the theater. With The Last Exorcism, a film that deals with that most ancient of villains, Satan, there were intense moments in which I found the hair standing on the back of my neck. Did they scare anyone else? I don’t know; you’ll have to ask each individual person that question.
I think the one type of horror film that still scares people are those in which the killer is all too human. For instance, look at the killer Jame Gumb in the film The Silence of the Lambs. This is a man, who if he were real, could be your next door neighbor and you would have no suspicion of the atrocities he commits. On the other hand, look at a villain like Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series. If this guy were your neighbor you’d do one of two things; move away or get yourself a Harry Potter costume and go role-play with him. Perhaps even a Hermione costume if you’re kinky like that, nudge nudge wink wink.
What scares you? The answer is very simple. Nothing, everything and all areas in between. Thank you for letting me vent. Take care and stay scared…maybe.
- ‘Devil Inside’ Trailer: The Blair Paranormal Activity Exorcism (screenrant.com)
- Why do we want to feel sorry for monsters that scare us? [Horror] (io9.com)
- ‘What an excellent day for an exorcism’ (orangemous.wordpress.com)
CSI would have determined that Humpty Dumpty was indeed pushed. They would also made sure that no one moved the body (i.e. tried to put Humpty together again) until a full forensic investigation could be made.
If you are what you eat, what does that make porn stars?
King Solomon had 700 official wives and 300 concubines. Poor guy. That means he had a 1000 mother-in-laws.
Here’s a stolen joke (what joke isn’t?) Why do shepherds wear flowing robes? Because a sheep can hear a zipper a mile away.
I glued a cotton ball and construction paper bunny ears to my guinea pig. I can’t afford both.
Dear PETA, just kidding about the above comment. I would never glue a cotton ball and construction paper bunny ears to my guinea pig.
It was my hamster.
I like to test out the validity of a rumor. So I went into a pet store the other day and stood by the gerbils. I shouted “Look! It’s Richard Gere‘s bottom!” Poor little guys fainted on the spot.
Mary had a little lamb/It’s fleece was white as snow/And everywhere that Mary went/ The lamb was sure to go/Which is why her husband stuck a GPS on it and caught her at the Motel Six with her boyfriend.
The new Tom Waits album will be out very soon. I’m as excited as a homeless man on a talent show.
Bruce Springsteen was right; it does take a red headed woman to get a dirty job done. That’s why I married one. Be jealous!
A friend of mine asked me the other day “If you could have sex with any MILF, who would it be?” I said Miss Piggy. Well, how was I to know the M stood for Mom, not Muppet?
Later, folks! Take care and stay scared!!
- Write for us about: Tom Waits’s greatest album (guardian.co.uk)
- Craft a Bunny Pop-Up Card! (education.com)