Friday, December 28, 2007

This Must Never Start. Spread this news around.

Now this is scary.

If you are or want to be a writer please see people get wind of this. Somebody has to see that this doesn't take off. Ever!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

C"hair"ity: Giving your Hair to a Charity

On Wednesday December 12th I went to a local hairdresser and got a haircut. Lots of people do it all the time. I however had not had my hair cut in just about two years. Why would I do that? For starters I had always wanted it long. However, past a certain point though I would have had a haircut except for one thing. Local newspapers ran stories throughout the past few years about children giving away their hair to other children who no longer have hair as a result of the A,B,C's of hair loss: Alopecia, Burns and Cancer chemotherapy and radiation treatments

Here is where I went to give my hair to a charity...
Angel Hair for Kids

Here is the donation form...
Donation Form

Here are the guidelines...

It is easy to do, and if you plan ahead you don't have to do anything too drastic either. As the guidelines say, you have to put it in a braid and it must be ten inches or longer. What I did was make sure that my ponytail (which I had done by the hairdresser just before she cut it) was longer than that minimum. Might was about thirteen inches to the very tip.

See photos at R.M.T.P. Co.

This is it until after Christmas (for real this time). See you at New Years or in the new year.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Mask is Empty

I'm almost temped not to write this, or post this, or perhaps even acknowledge it, and maybe I won't post it, maybe it will just sit on my computer, never to be seen. It's not about horror, though I feel horrified about it. I'm tempted to change the title too, but maybe it is a bit of a good thing. I don't know what I'm talking about maybe. I should just get on with it. I hope this isn't going to lessen anyone's holiday happiness. I'm just going to post what someone else wrote, leave the URL to my source, and let things fall where they may...

Dec 11, 6:58 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death last month of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been ruled an accidental cocaine overdose. Clark County coroner spokeswoman Samantha Charles confirmed the cause Monday after toxicology results were received Monday.

Dubrow was found dead Nov. 25 at his Las Vegas home. He was 52.

Source: Oakland Tribune. More info available on that URL.

I just don't know what else to say. This is just so terribly upsetting. So I'll end by saying it doesn't matter to me what happened or why. Kevin, we love you, and you'll be sorely missed.

When all is said, all is done
Still I live and carry on
Don't look back, but think of me
We'll meet again, Fly away, Oh-Oh
--- Quiet Riot -- Thunderbird ---

P.S. People might want to also check out this forum posting with further information and the condolences of some pretty cool people.
Full in Bloom Music Forum.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happy December and Other Things

This is it for me here for the year unless I have something utterly smashing for New Years. As such I would like to extend my appreciation, gratitude, and thankfulness to everyone who reads this blog. I hope everyone has a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Yule, New Years, and anything else one may celebrate, and have a good time with your usual days all those who celebrate nothing this time of year.

For those who give gifts I have a handful of recommendations for you in music and movies. All of the images are links and the movies are all DVD selections (no HD or Blu-Ray). Without further ado...


Twisted Sister: Still HungryQuiet Riot: Metal HealthIron Maiden: A Matter of Life and Death
Hammerfall: Steel Meets SteelOpeth: MorningriseMotley Crue: Red White & Crue
Fear Factory: ObsoleteRob Zombie: Hellbilly DeluxeMoist: Mercedes Five and Dime


The CrowBubba Ho-TepPoltergeist
Wrong TurnThir13en GhostsThe Gravedancers
UnrestBehind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie VernonFreddy Vs. Jason

Mood: festive.
Music (Album link): A Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sister.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Anatomy of a Horror Setting #6: Body of Evidence

Learning important crime fighting, terrorist thwarting, and life saving information by the use of psychic powers is great if it can be done. It could be a vital and vibrant part of the criminal incarceration process. It would put the right people in the right position to best defuse situations, and prevent loss of life at many levels of scale. Once the bad guys are stopped then comes the next stage. That stage is putting the villains away in jail for a long time, or depending on what almost happened a well deserved death sentence. Here is where the powers of psychics may come up incredibly short. It is not necessary that they fail, but that determination can be hard even if good sets of procedures and laws are put in place to accommodate for this new information stream.

In some cases the use of a psychic power, like for instance precognition, will lead to the discovery of hard, easily understood and established, evidence. Such an example could be explosive devices and building schematics. Is that evidence admissible in a court of law though? When does a psychic have the right to invade the privacy of another individual? That question should be answered in the world that has verifiable psychics that are recognised by the powers that be. However, what happens in a world where the psychics aren't recognised, and/or are in hiding? Right here the distinction should be made, that for a horror setting, that the psychics in question indeed are hiding, and therefore their knowledge is of no value to a court or a jury, directly.

How then does a psychic go about putting their information to use? The answer to that is that there are many different options. There is of course the eponymous anonymous tip. The psychic could be a police informant, having proven themselves to, likely, an individual officer, or a prosecutor. What happens though when there is no physical evidence? How then does a psychic go about preventing a disaster? Let's say the psychic has a vision that a neighbour is going to snap and kill his wife with a baseball bat. Until the neighbour is about to commit the crime there is no crime as far as the law is concerned. Even if the neighbour is a wife beater the police can't do anything until they catch him being violent, which will generally be too late. This is especially true if the psychic cannot nail down a time for the event.

Mood: stressed.
Music: My Global Mind by Queensryche and Picture Elvis by Moist.

Queensryche: Promised Land
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Moist: Silver

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