Say Hello To the Person In the Seat Next to You On the Burning Plane

So from me to you, I hope you’ll hear me and believe me when I say It’s going to be okay.

I’m still alive! Just busy.

I’ve been watching a lot of movies, but haven’t had time to blog about them. I’ve been working on fiction, and wrote up an entry on Mudder of Dragons about my trip to New York and I’m working on another one for tomorrow. Go check it out if you’re bored or stuck in traffic!

Patricksponaugle linked to an amazing Oatmeal comic on Twitter last night and reading it really gave me pause. Here it is:

It’s going to be okay.  

You need to read it. Right now. Don’t save it for later, don’t scroll past and think ‘Oh I’ll read that later’ like I almost did, because I am NOTORIOUS for such and then forgetting. Just read it. It takes less than five minutes.

–Yeah.

If we are alive and reading this, we’re all on that burning plane RIGHT NOW, and we all have the opportunity to tell someone ‘It’s going to be okay.‘ Half of the act is saying it out loud – the other half is believing it yourself once you’ve said it.

It’s easy to gloss over the nuance of human suffering with what seems like a platitude… but really, it’s true. Holding on to hope in times of desperation is one of the best things about humanity – maybe that sounds like bullshit off a greeting card, and people say it all the time in situations when things AREN’T going to be okay and bad things happen anyway… but that isn’t what life’s about.

It actually reminded me of something that happened to me, one of my life’s great regrets.

The rest of this entry is behind a cut because it deals with the death of a family member and a personal failing on the part of the writer. I invite you to read it, but please be warned, it’s depressing.

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Still Alive!

My trip to New York was amazing. I got in last night at 1 and didn’t have time to write anything up– but write-ups are definitely coming. They will be posted to Mudder of Dragons and reblogged here.

Also this week’s theme is “Halloween and the Kitchen Sink,” where we take a look at those movies that both celebrate and/or decontruct Halloween. We’ll be looking at some Tim Burton movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow, and also Stan Winston’s directorial debut, the immortal Pumpkinhead.

So stay tuned and have a great week!

Well, Fiddlesticks

YES – I had blog entries planned for this week but haven’t had time to write them– I am a dirtbag. So the Creepy Creaky entries will appear next week instead – between my birthday and a trip out of town I’m swamped with life stuff, so I will get the entries written and scheduled for next week.

AND – I am seeing Crimson Peak this Friday! I’ll have ALL KINDS of awesome entries for next week! 😀

Y’all take care!

Checking In!

I had a much busier weekend than anticipated and didn’t have time to get the last entry for Hell Week written. Rest assured, it’s on its way! I really did enjoy Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (aka Pinhead in Space). Can’t wait to get some thoughts down.

I had a much busier weekend than anticipated and didn’t have time to get the last entry for Hell Week written. Rest assured, it’s on its way! I really did enjoy Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (aka Pinhead in Space). Can’t wait to get some thoughts down.

Also, in honor of Crimson Peak opening Friday, this week’s theme is ‘Creepy, Creaky Old Houses.’ Get ready for movies with cobwebs, creaky doors, and people slowly climbing staircases while holding candlesticks!

I AM EXCITE.
I AM EXCITE.

That’s QUITE a coming attraction*!

*hurrrrrrrrrrrr

Gosh!

I have another Hellraiser entry to put up tomorrow, and then Hell Week is over with and we’re on to the next week… whose theme I haven’t actually figured out yet but it’s not like I don’t have like 50 movies in the backlog that I could write about. I’ll have to see what I’ve watched and figure out some threads, however tenuous, to connect them.

This blog has 103 followers now! I got almost 60 visits on Monday! WOOO!!!

I have another Hellraiser entry to put up tomorrow, and then Hell Week is over with and we’re on to the next week… whose theme I haven’t actually figured out yet but it’s not like I don’t have like 50 movies in the backlog that I could write about. I’ll have to see what I’ve watched and figure out some threads, however tenuous, to connect them.

In the meantime, please enjoy this image of Ian McShane gently bagpiping the Earth to sleep, from space.

No explanation offered, because it doesn't need one.
No explanation offered, because it doesn’t need one. Some beauty stands on its own.