• Facts of Life,  Mechanics,  Writing Journey

    It’s Elemental

    Let’s talk some shop, eh? A couple of times in the last year, I’ve found myself in the situation where I’m working on something and realize I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing (in the un-fun sense). Now before I ramble on, I am a big fan of branching outside your element once and a while to try new things and dip your toes in a different stream, so to speak. And I think it’s totally okay to write in a genre you don’t read much in. Though I can’t say the same for a genre you don’t like, but that’s a different ramble. Being in your element doesn’t…

  • Fun,  Lists,  Movies,  Vampires

    Best Movie Vampires

    Happy Halloween! This is a post I’ve wanted to do for some time and what better time than on Halloween? It was this or scare you with how much I love the Chucky movies. I’ve uploaded some vampire pictures for your enjoyment. Now, I only included my favorite vampire movies, but I do want to give a shout out to Fright Night. It’s a fun movie, kind of campy, kind of gross and scary, but I want to talk about the vampires I actually liked and there is nothing about the vampire in Fright Night that I liked. Number 1: Kraven I didn’t even need to see his fangs to…

  • Movies

    Movie Review – Oz: The Great and Powerful

    I’m surprised how much I liked this movie. For starters, the visuals and special effects are FANTASTIC. If you’re a fan of Avatar-like visuals, this alone makes the movie worth seeing. At a little over 2 hours long, make sure you pee before the movie starts. ^_^ The plot follows Oscar aka Oz (played by Mr. James Franco) from his traveling carnival magician days to the land of Oz in this prequel directed by the fabulous Sam Raimi. Michelle Williams plays a slightly one dimensional version of Glinda the Good. It’s a wee flat, but not flat enough to be annoying. Rachel Weisz (I can’t believe she’s over 40!) does…

  • Lists

    25 Things You Can Do On TV That You Can’t Do In Real Life…

    I’ve been watching a lot of Xena lately and it has me thinking…look at all the cool crap you can do on TV. If all fiction emulated real life, you could… 1* Take down a whole army by yourself, heal the wounded, go belly dancing, impersonate a princess and a concubine, and then go to sleep on the hard forest floor all in the same day. (Xena, Warrior Princess)2* Go to school in the morning and slay beasties in the evening. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)3* Battle an evil cyclops as a form of after lunch exercise. (Hercules)4* Host your very old “Social Issues and Stuff with Kelly” on local TV.…