What are you up to this weekend? I might go to the mall.
I’m 2-3 this past week. I’ve written (yay!), and laundered, but still haven’t gone grocery shopping. So for this week:
-GO. GROCERY. SHOPPING. Self, you need food to live! Also you are almost out of toilet paper!
-Trim and dye my hair, ugh. It’s such a pain.
-Keep writing. I did 4,000 words this past week, which isn’t as much as I could be hitting, but is still a whole lot better than zero words, so I’ll set that as my new weekly goal.
In which I watch a DVD I’ve owned for years, long after doing so could have any meaning. And in this edition, we resume Operation Mistake Binge: The Original Draculas…
Where’s this one fit in the Dracula franchise?
It’s the first sequel to Bela Lugosi’s Dracula. Last we saw Drac, he’d just been staked dead by Van Helsing. So, to get this one rolling, we simply fire up the handy mythology that says we pull out the stake and Lugosi pops back into action—
The sun came out today! After a snowstorm the day before, so February hasn’t lulled me into a false sense of security yet, but seeing blue sky is definitely a mood-improver. Otherwise, it was a pretty boring day.
It’s been ages since we last checked in with the UK’s ghosts (approximately two and a half years, actually, which in blog years is the equivalent of a century), so it feels high time to return to one of our favourite topics: the supernatural. So many things may have changed since that last post, but one thing remains the same – we’re still pretty rubbish at ghosts.
Our story starts in Pontefract in West Yorkshire, and the curious case of the Black Monk Ghost (or at the very least, one of its relatives) Mum of two Tracy Proctor says she’s been plagued by this spectre for 14 years, and boy-o-boy there’s a lot to unpack here.
Clue: it’s in the yellow circle
This ghost! He, for we must assume it is a he, is the spectral equivalent of that annoying friend who comes round to your house and messes with your stuff, but also that annoying friend who doesn’t have any fun and therefore doesn’t want you to have any fun either. YOU ALL HAVE THAT FRIEND TOO RIGHT IT’S NOT JUST ME.
Last week, I saw the series premiere of Legion, which is the story of a man who thought he had severe mental issues all his life, but turns out that he actually has mutant powers (but could also have severe mental issues). I felt it was a little slow at the beginning, but overall it was intriguing enough to keep watching. However, I am a little worried that, given his abilities, the writers might turn this entire show into a game of “what’s real and what isn’t”, which personally I find to be a tiresome gimmick for a series. It’s part of the reason I disliked the second season of Mr. Robot, though at least in Legion, the premise of interpreting reality is given right away, as opposed to turning a great show about the underbelly of the internet to half assed attempts to have its audience guess at twists. Anyway, it was created by the guy who made the Fargo TV show, so at least he has some experience making good television (or so I’ve heard).