goodness, life, nerd

Dracula, my love

The original Dracula is my favorite ghost story.  It’s easy to see that it’s not the ultimate literary novel of its time, but it’s a fun read and a creepy story set in a time where if you were stranded somewhere, you were totally fucked.  If you get sick in a foreign country, you’re screwed.  If you don’t know how to kill the thing that’s coming after you and your loved ones, get your affairs in order, because it might be time to die.

nice job, google

nice job, google

Obviously I’m not a fan of how prominently Christianity comes swooping in to save the day (of course the Count can’t enter a tomb that’s been sealed off using putty mixed with the holy sacrament, DUH), but that’s sorta part of the charm of this story; it’s full of silly superstition and stolid, antiquated reliance on the impregnable defense afforded to the faithful.  It’s pretty cute.

And the action!  Fight scenes!  Storms!  Abandoned vessels washing up on shore!  Giant wolves!  Hypnosis!  Seduction!  Hidden treasure!  All this and more!  Written in the style of the turn of the century, who wouldn’t want to read it?

SPOILER:
The part on the ship is what makes this a truly horrifying story.  It’s the strongest part of the story in my opinion.  If that part doesn’t hook you, you have my permission to stop reading, and continue your inevitable march toward the end of an unfortunate, unremarkable life.  You schmuck.

READ ME, PUNY MORTAL

READ ME, PUNY MORTAL

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badness, humor

Twitards with a license

I saw this in Echo Park a couple months ago.  Needless to say, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

what a waste of gas

what a waste of gas

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badness, humor

Twitards not welcome

Twilight is just hilarious.  It’s a teenage romance novel, and I’m pretty sure everyone knows it, even the fans.  Regardless, even people like me can enjoy it for its absurdity.

I’ve hosted a screening for the first Twilight movie, and the fourth one is already out in theaters (I think).  It’s past time to host a screening for the second one, so that’s what we’re doing this Saturday (tomorrow) night.  Board games at 6, ramen or Fancypants Farms for dinner, then movie around 8.  Then probably more board games.  This is how I live my life.  If only I could make posters.

UPDATE: January 10, 9:31am
This movie viewing was epic.  I made ramen for everyone, we played a round of Betrayal, then it was movie time.  We thought about making it into a drinking game where we would drink whenever the main characters whined, but it quickly became apparent that we would run out of people to drive us to the hospital with alcohol poisoning at that rate, so I kept track of the following:

The number of times…
Bella whines- 25
Edward whines- 10
Edward/Jacob/any man gets bossy with Bella- 23
Vampires/werewolves glare at each other- 16

What a bunch of emo cry-babies.  I look at that list and see an evening well spent.

Aw shit, should have kept track of how many times Jacob takes off his shirt (delicious).

check please

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anime, goodness

Sometimes, deadly child ninjas > awesome female vampire killer

Can I just say the ViZ Media logo makes me excited?  It precedes every episode of Naruto, and it makes me smile.

spin spin spin!

I’m sick of the filler, but I can’t keep watching Buffy right now, it’s so damn depressing.  I’ve been waiting for sixteen episodes to see who’s gonna die in the final confrontation.  It’s all I can really think about, knowing it’s the last season, so I’m not really on board with the episodes leading up to the finale.

Death Predictions (with results):
Buffy (for sure) NOPE- how does that mortal wound not do it’s job?
Spike (either defending Buffy, or at the hands of Principal Wood) YEP- Aw, he was so happy, too.  That’s nice.
Willow (she’ll happily join Terra and die casting some awesome and/or touching spell to protect her friends) NOPE- she goes all white witch and runs out of juice?  What about turning into dark Willow and fucking shit up downstairs?
Xander (his last words will be to Anya: “I do.”) NOPE- I cannot believe Anya was the one to die.  Super, super sad.
Principal Wood (defending Spike… maybe) NOPE- Again, with the mortal wound not being… mortal.  Surprising.
Most of the Potentials (this is a no-brainer, right?  Those girls are toast.) um… NOPE?- I can’t really tell if the majority of those girls died, but the one in The Guild survived, and I’m pretty pleased about that.

EDIT March 2, 8:52pm

O shit, Faith is back!  I hope she dies.  I mean, another slayer has to take over.  I’m gonna call it: Faith dies before Buffy.  Now back to your irregularly scheduled blog.

Hey, y’know what I just realized?  Shikamaru is for Naruto what L is for Death Note.  The brilliant statistician who sits in his trademark pose in order to increase his focus and come up with a plan!  amirite?  Yessssss 🙂

the creepy bird perch. classic L.

in his signature one-knee crouch

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