MUSINGS: October Country…

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YES… this is an old photo of me. ;)

It has been a LOOOOOOOOOONG while… yes, I have let you all down. Do you that truly know me, really think I give a golden fuck. ;)

It is October… time for demons, death, evil, and candy. It is my favourite month, and my favourite holiday. Time for body bags, lime, shovels, and rubber masks, and Skittles.

I may be going to Halloween Horror Nights for the first time in years, and this is the year to go sooooo many amazing horror houses. All sorts of crap have gone down in the last few months. My mother lost her childhood home to the glorious banks, but alas she had a paid backup home to move too. So not so bad, as many families in this fucked up nation has NO WHERE to go when things like this happen.

Finally broke down and got a PS3 about a month ago. If you have one look for KonietzkyStrain and add me to your most-hated list. HOLY CHRIST IN A BIRCH-BARK CANOE… I just realized this is also the first thing I have written or journalling (sounds lame, spelling?!) is like forever. I feel dizzy. ;)

No much else going on… did some dating over the last few months… most of it was the same cluster-fuck that is my life, but I did meet at least one nice person, that I totally failed to gel with. Oh well… such is life, and how mine normally goes. I have finally begun to listen to the Universe and stay the fuck away from dating, marriage, or even bothering any more. YES… I guess I am finally listening, even though it is very lonely.

I was hoping to finally find my Wednesday Addams, Lydia Deetz, Tank Girl, etc. I guess… I can at least dream, for I am a music maker and a dreamer of dreams.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… what am I forgetting?!? Where is my mason jar of sangria?!? Anyone… Bueller… Bueller…

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Forty-five years ago today (July 20), humanity took a giant leap from its birthplace onto the surface of another world.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong clambered down the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar lander and pressed his boot into the moon’s gray dirt… a simple if clunky step, witnessed by billions from afar, that stands as perhaps the most memorable moment in all of human history.
While sorting and packing for my upcoming move, we found some NASA Apollo mission prints/photos given to my grandfather who apparently worked on the programs.
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Forty-five years ago today (July 20), humanity took a giant leap from its birthplace onto the surface of another world.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong clambered down the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar lander and pressed his boot into the moon’s gray dirt… a simple if clunky step, witnessed by billions from afar, that stands as perhaps the most memorable moment in all of human history.

While sorting and packing for my upcoming move, we found some NASA Apollo mission prints/photos given to my grandfather who apparently worked on the programs.

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Happy Hatching Day to Harrison Ford. Time to break out the the Voight-Kampff test and ask me about turtles. 

Happy Hatching Day to Harrison Ford. Time to break out the the Voight-Kampff test and ask me about turtles

A great short from Hugo about the fast lives we’re living in this modern age and what we like to do with them. Not looking around and thinking about tomorrow… if there is a tomorrow anyway. ;)

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Spent yesterday drinking a six-pack of Strongbow Honey & Apple hard cider and watching the 25th Anniversary edition of “Akira”. NO… I am not a big drinker and never really was but the last few weeks at work and life in general has been trying to say the least. ;)

Came across this amazing version of the main theme from the film too. The first time I saw “Akira” was WAY back on a bootleg VHS tape from a friend. I was blown-away but the amazing artwork and style of it all, and it really holds up as a stunning Cyberpunk Post-Apocalyptic SciFi film. If you have never seen it I suggest you do, even if Anime is not your thing. There are several amazing films that you are missing out on… “Ghost in the Shell”, “Wicked City”, “Ninja Scroll" just to name a few favorites of mine.

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It’s good to know we’re not alone.

Some wisdom from Ira Glass, longtime host of radio program “This American Life,” shared some insightful advice from his own life experiences on overcoming self-doubt. 

Thanks to Frohlocke for the wonderful visualization. 

Be sure to check out the entire series of wonderful letters called “Dear Hollywood" from Jeremy at Cinema Sins since they finally decided to offer their consulting services to Hollywood, free of charge of course. This episode deals with the Horror films.

FICTION: Kaustic’s Blood Journal

Long long ago when I played World of Warcraft, which I did for many years actually. I even did Fan Fiction of my various characters. Yes… that sounds dirty writing any kind of FanFic but I did. Kaustic was a Blood Elf / Warlock that dabbled with demons and dark magic. Here is one of the pages from a charred and blood spattered journal of his from long ago.

A Ceremony of Searching…

Darkness… Life ends within it and is REBORN within it.

Cardinal Ximinez awakens bound to a chair in a stone tower and looks around. “Why am I bound, Warlock?” A hulking Voidwalker drifts across the room and stops next to Kaustic.

“Because I don’t trust you even though we are both Blood Elf, and I know that you have had contact with my brother.” Kaustic is in a corner of the room sketching some archaic symbols on the floor. “My brother has something I want, and NOTHING will stop me from getting it” he says while continuing to place marks upon the floor.

Ximinez struggles with his bonds but to no effect. “We are both Bloodelves you only need to ask me and I will help you. Why do you think I oppose you?” The huge Voidwalker glides back next to Cardinal Ximinez.

“Kal’Gore. Make sure he cannot escape.” Kaustic says from across the room. The Voidwalker looks towards Kaustic and then returns his glowing gaze to Ximinez.

Quit yer squirming!” an Imp cackles as he skips down what is left of the ruined stairs.

“Yazmat! Make sure the Blood ceremony and ingredients are ready.” Kaustic stands and let’s loose a terrifying laugh. As he crosses the room, Ximinez can see a blood-crusted skinning knife in his hand. “Do you realize how easy it is to severe someones head?” He begins slowly to walk towards Cardinal Ximinez. “You know, Cardinal… I have tasted the soul of a holy man before, it tasted like chocolate.”

The crumbling tower is filled with a vile giggling, which can only come from an abominable Imp.

Darkness… Evil begins within it and thrives in it.

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Happy Hatching Day to Bruce Campbell… a great actor, writer, director and shemp. Keep on grooving, you primitive screw-head.

Happy Hatching Day to Bruce Campbell… a great actor, writer, director and shemp. Keep on grooving, you primitive screw-head.