Hello, world. I am an aspiring professional writer and cancer warrior. I am currently fighting the good fight to become cancer free. My mission in life is to spread awareness about Melanoma, and ensure the next generation is rightly informed about the dangers of the sun and tanning beds. I love Kawaii culture, horror and animation. Emily the Strange, Hello Kitty and the fabulous females of Adventure Time are my cartoon heros. I adore my cats, family & friends--they are what make life worth living. I am a believer in the goodness of human nature. Live for what makes you happy; for me, that means living for fashion, writing, reading, music & those I love. Live & be happy--that is the only advice you need to succeed and make it through the day.
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My tradition usually consists of awesome Halloween horror parties with friends and most of all Horror movie marathons with all of my favourite iconic killers! (not to mention Hocus Pocus of course, that’s a Shoo-in each year, in each household I’m guessing).
So, just to name a few… Jason, Freddy, Chucky, Leatherface, Ghostface, Michael Myers and Pinhead have to be my most favourite slashers to watch!
But what started my love of Horror in the Pop Culture world for me was Michael Jackson’s epic short music film ‘Thriller’. Not only was I just a kid at the time I seen this, but I fell in love with how freaking scary it was. A mixture of a great pop song with scary visuals… my face lit up from excitement and from then on I was obsessed!
I recently recreated Michael’s iconic Zombie character as a sculpture on Mannequin which was so much fun for me, it was my first attempt at sculpting and I’d been hanging out to give it a go! Well, thanks for reading about my Halloween Horror Tradition! and I hope everyone has a spooky good time!
Anytime I would be in your presence
I felt an emotional pull
Stronger than a desire
A need to be around you
This pull used to be such a strong connect
Now it has faded to a disconnect
I have waited for so long for your return
This absence has left a void in my heart
I have lost you while you were still alive
A loss I cannot yet come to terms with
I realize that pull connecting me to you is gone
You are too far away from me now
Distance not shaped by space or time
As a person you are too far gone
All that remains of what I once loved is a skeleton
You are but a shell of the person you once were
You now stare at the world through empty eyes
I no longer feel a reason to keep you in my life
Your presence no longer holds a draw for me
That magnetic pull is gone
We have been apart longer than we were together
We once had so much of everything
We now leave with nothing
The future no longer stands in a limbo
What it is now is what it is meant to be
I can see
Your heart no longer holds a place for me
In my dream.
You are alive and well.
Maybe my wish was granted.
Maybe I did go back in time.
Maybe I did raise the dead.
I had them back.
Everyone I ever loved.
Life mattered again.
Maybe this is my second chance.
I may have gotten my wish granted.
My life is just as it should be.
I finally get to say I love you.
The words leave my lips in a whisper.
Or do they?
Everything is dark.
A dream. A dream. A dream.
Just a dreamer.
Who knows the dream for what it is.
I whisper to you.
In this moment.
In this room.
Holding my hand.
Keeping me brave.
I hear the whispers in my mind.
Wanting you to.
When you have already.
Locked in the memory of that moment.
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story “Dracula.”
One of the scenes that always stick outs to me?
The scene in Nosferatu that begins at 0:25:16 the door opens seemingly by itself. Orlok then appears walking as though in a trance. The zoom of Orloks face was essential in creating such a fearful scene. Orlok is a terribly ugly creature. The buildup of suspense in this scene was constructed beautifully. The magical opening of the door, and then the close up of the horrible face of Orlok. Orlok is a creative antagonist. This leaves viewer shrieking, OH MY GOSH!He is strange being and his moves are never calculated. He behaves randomly. You cannot possibly fathom what his next action will be at any time. That’s what makes him so terrifying.
Initially we need to see the villain from afar, this allows our mind to wander and our suspense to build up. A turning point in the storyline is when the villain has had their close-up, there one on one with the audience. The zoom of this scene in pulls us right in the story. Seeing Orlok up close leads the mind to wander. The story no longer seems like a movie. It feels real. There is now an established connection between the audience and Orlok. The true colors of Orlok are beginning to be revealed. In this scene I found myself genuinely afraid. Orlok’s stillness is overwhelming. His eyes seem to hold a sense of absolute evil. Initially it seemed as though he was going to attack Hutter. I felt a sense of fear for the wellbeing of the protagonist. Hutter did behave foolishly but he did not deserve to be murdered. As I watched the scene unfold I was sure Orlok was going to reach out and attack Hutter. Much to my surprise he didn’t. This scene was one of the most epic establishments of terror I have ever witnessed in a film. The image of Orlok is so foreboding and menacing it stays in your mind even after the film is completed. As the scene concluded the component of fear dwindled down. This scene was successful in captivating the audience’s interest and attention. For a good roughly three minutes the audience can experience a genuine sense of fear and suspense.
Further proof of how epic this film is? Almost one-hundred years after it’s release, well, 8 years shy of a hundred. Nosferatu is still HUGE in Pop Culture today
! Fashion moguls Black Milk even included a classic shot of Nosferatu on a top in their 2014 Halloween collection, dubbed ‘Pulp Horror’ https://blackmilkclothing.com/products/nosferatu-reversible-crop
Word of the upcoming release of these fabulous figures spread in July after SDCC. Pop figures are so simple, yet absolutely awesome! I love that they range from classic cuties from Disney films–to evil villains like Freddy Krueger. I cannot wait to own this babin’ Bride of Frankenstein!