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Mary Shelley, Queen of Horror

Mary Shelley, Queen of Horror

When it comes to horror, I go promptly in the other direction.  I do not like to be scared.  If I feel like being terrified, I’ll sit and have a nice, long think about oblivion.  I don’t read much horror.  I find books are easier to digest than horror films, but mostly I’m just the person curled in a corner convinced that a murderous ghost is out to get them. I have 81 books in my collection tagged with “horror”.  Most of these are vampire books (Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton).  Then there’s Stephen King and a handful of Goosebumps or […]

Posted October 13, 2017 in Memes // 10 Comments //
Dracula: Man, Villain, & Myth

Dracula: Man, Villain, & Myth

October’s here and with it we start to get into some fun, Halloween themes!  Guys, if I haven’t said it already, I love this time of year.  I live in New England, so hereabouts the leaves started changing in early September.  Looking out my window, I can see every shade of red and orange, plus some yellows, greens, and browns.  October in New England is breathtaking and it is one of those times that I am so, so happy to live here. Also, it’s my birthday.  Like, literally today.  Just throwing that out there!  I’m not celebrating or doing anything special. […]

Posted October 6, 2017 in Memes // 21 Comments //
L’histoire du jour de la Saint-Valentin

L’histoire du jour de la Saint-Valentin

Today is Valentine’s Day, widely known in the United States as “That Notorious Hallmark Holiday in Which the Girl Expects Flowers and/or Chocolate… Or Else”.  Between rose petals, red wine, repeating bad French, and sitting through chick flicks, a lot of people don’t stop to consider the origin of the holiday, or some of the less-selfish reasons to celebrate it.  Honestly, I have very little respect for anyone who showers their mate with candies, expecting to receive sexual intercourse in return. Valentine’s Day, like most seemingly-origin-less holiday, began as an observation of a martyred saint:  Saint Valentine.  Obviously a day […]

Posted February 14, 2012 in Thoughts // 0 Comments //