The Vampire Archive

Posted in Book Reviews, Fun Stuff, Manga and Anime reviews, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2010 by Sahkmet

Here is my annual update on all the Vampire related things I own. ūüôā

I was cleaning my room so, what the heck!

Photos:

Bela Lugosi greeting Ms. Lucy from Dracula 1931

Bela Lugosi sucking the blood from Ms. Lucy from Dracula 1931

Christopher Lee and his victim from one of his many Dracula Hammer films.

Two little snip-shots of Bela from the Redford Theatre.

LaserDics: *Basically giant DVDs*

Son of Dracula, 1943 starring Lon Chaney Jr. *Not that great of a movie*

Special Edition Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992. Starring Gary Oldman. *I have not seen the film on this laserdisc and hope to keep it that way, in its pretty sleeve for collector’s value. Got it on a pile of Lasedisc dad got on Ebay about two or less years ago*

Vampire’s Kiss, 1988. Starring Nicolas Cage. *Haven’t seen it yet but I do wish to.*

Not Shown: Kiss of the Vampire, Hammer film. *An interesting movie, with alot of love for the score. The composer wrote the featured concerto JUST for this film!*

VHS:

Nosferatu 1979, English dub. *Not so good to have the dub*

Return of the Vampire, 1944 starring Bela Lugosi. *bought cheap from a fellow Bela-collector last year*

Vampire Hunter D, 1985 anime film. *got in a bundle of bad vampire films, lucky me!*

A Return to Salem’s Lot, 1987 sequel. *not seen yet, because I need to see the first film!*

Dracula 2000, starring Gerard Butler. *I secretly watched this two years ago, as it has an R rating. Okay, not too good film. Interesting Dracula concept*

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992 starring Gary Oldman. *not my favorite but definitely an artsy, awesome movie. Perfect for those who love a Dracula/Mina romance, and Gary Oldman*

NOT PICTURED:¬†Dusk Till Dawn, Ankle Biters, American Vampyre, Hollywood Vampire and Razor Blade Smile. *The last one is a horrible 1998 movie, but at the same time a bit interesting. Has some commentary on the 90’s Goths before 2000 hit big time with the pure invention of modern Emos and Twilight*

DVDs:

Vampire Hunter D, 2001. Anime movie. *This rocked my world in 2007!

*The Bela Lugosi Collection: *five films*Dracula, a collection of films including the original Nosferatu, The Vampire Bat, Messiah of Evil, Satanic Rites of Dracula * Christopher Lee hammer Dracula film*, Grave of the Vampire and The Thirsty Dead.

Count Dracula 1973 directed by Jess Franco. *poor movie, but Lee took initiative to finally do a proper Dracula film than the hash he was doing for Hammer*

Dracula 1979 starring Frank Langella. *Very lovely film, but not 1005 the best*

Dracula the BBC miniseries 1976 starring Louis Jourdan. *This is udnerappreciated! Its the closet to the book in EVERYTHING!*

Van Helsing 2004 starring Richard Roxburgh. *I had a huge crush on Roxula here, that’s what got me into vampires in the first place, the winter of 2006.*

The Complete Trinity Blood Boxset. *A very nice anime, especially the music. Sadly I’m sure it pales in comparison with the original novels, and definitly to the manga I’ve read!*

Books: *in no particular order. In * marks are notes on where I got it from and memories attached to it*

The Ultimate Dracula: Collection of short stories with stories by Anne Rice, Dan Simmons…1991 *Used bookstore in Chicago, 2007. Really nice chilling reads*

Lust for Blood: The Continuing Story of Vampires by Olga Hoyt 1984. *from a friend of the theatre. Scared the hell out of me with the account on Batharoy in school!*

Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead by Manuela Dunn Mascetti 1992. *Used bookstore 2 years ago. Very ncie coffeetable book.*

The Vampyre by John Polidori, and the original idea’s fragment by Lord Byron. Dover publishing with two other early gothic novels, originally 1966 now plastic reprint. *This was also from the same bookstore in Ferndale, MI. I couldn’t pass up on reading the first Gothic novels!*

The Vampire: In Legend and Fact by Basil Cooper 1973. *This book basically from a time before the 90’s and right before the Anne Rice craze has ALOT of information on the Twilight-like craze associated with the show Dark Shadows. Very informative, a piece of history. From a friend of the theatre about last year.*

Vampires, Wine and Roses short story collection 1997. *I haven’t finished this yet, its a lovely book. From the Ferndale bookstore nearly two years ago.*

Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction short story collection. Also introduction and edited by historian Leonard Wolf. 1997. *This is another good collection of fine pre-2000’s vampire stories. Chicago bookstore as well, 3 years ago.*

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. *I read this before the hype, and I still didn’t like it. I thought it was a boring urban fantasy*

Fangoria Vampires: Collection of Interviews 1996. *Great historical content on Fangoria magazine interviews of vampire films late 80’s till mid 90’s. Includes insight on¬†The Lost Boys, Innocent Blood, From Dusk till Dawn, The Two Vampire Orphans, etc.*

American Vampires. Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Norine Dresser. 1989. *The author talks about people who really think they are vampires and a bit about the vampire in the media. An updated version of Basil Cooper’s historical-modern accounts of vampire-media basically, but with more focus on the vamp-goths as they arose into the 90’s. Interesting but still a poor read. From the theatre friend as well last year.*

100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories collection of lesser-known-author’s vamp stories. 1995. *This was from Chicago 3 years ago. I read this at my grandparent’s house. Its a great nostalgic book for me, with that old yellowing musty old book smell. Tear in the top corner of the paper cover.*

A Dream of Dracula: In Search of the Living Dead by then-younger Dracula historian Leonard Wolf. 1972¬†first edition hardcover. *Some people are lucky to have this. I think this is an AMAZING book by the amazing renowned professor on his observations, like the ‘American Vampire’ book by Norine, of real vampire people and the vamps in media. However this is a time fresh from the 60’s! Its amazing to read and a treasure to have this book. I spent many a month, two years ago, looking at it in the Ferndale bookstore before finally getting it*

The Mammoth Book of Vampires New Edition of 2004. Edited by Stephen Jones. *Another large collection of standard and hidden, marvelous 90’s gems of short stories. Includes stuff from Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman as well. Also from the Chicago bookstore 3 years ago.*

Dracula: Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Baymond T. McNally. 1989 paperback first edition.  *THIS IS A MUST HAVE for ALL DRACULA HISTORIANS. They have charted and talked of his life and times, the Real Vlad the Impaler. This was one of the first Dracula books I got beginning my craze early 2007.*

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with the Vampire, The vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned in one large book, by Anne Rice. 1976, 1985, and 1988. Book edition 2003. *Anne Rice’s books have a peculiar lovely style and stories to tell that are good reads, however they are unique and have their own set of opinions. Many don’t like to read them, which is quite fine. I¬† infact got so bored and moved on I haven’t read the other Vampire books she’s written nor even the 4th in the series yet! But I will, some day.*

The Essential Dracula by Bram Stoker, annotated by Leonard Wolf. 1975, book edition 2004. *For those who want to delve deeper into the original novel, this is the annotated version with surprising wonderful notes on sentences, origins etc. for the Stoker-aholic. I recommend if ye be studying the novel deeper with the help of the wonderful Leonard. Got from the Science Fiction Book club last year*

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. 2005, paperback. *This was a book recommended by my old-friend’s mother. Its world acclaimed and a good novel, and stems in the line of a deeper Vlad the Impaler-related mystery like the ‘Da Vinci Code’ with secret societies and such. Great novel, very intelligent.*

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, 1975. This edition 1999. *Good Stephen-esque horror story, dealing with my favorite subject of ‘small towns of America being haunted by something’. But still, ‘IT’ is a way better ‘version’ of this. I haven’t read much King yet. This was a birthday gift, from the Ferndale store, by my best friend Kitleigh. Read it over the Blue Lake music camp summer 2010*

The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete volume of Vampire Tales ever Published.2006. *This is a BIG PAPERBACK and I’m still reading it. It has classics from the 1800’s and beyond. Wonderful, the world needs a book like this to help collect things from our vampire history.*

The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman. 1995. *Great novel, Chicago bookstore 2007. Alternate take on World War 1, in a world ruled by vampires*

The Vampire: A Study by Montague Summers. Edition 1991, study unknown. *This book bored me *got it 3 years ago from the Ferndale bookstore* because its a detailed indepth giant thesis on every bit of ancient history of all culture’s of vampires! A certain good read of information for the in-depth vampireologist.*

Blood Groove by Alex Bledsoe. 2009. *This book I got recently from the Scifi club. Its a nice story but I didn’t like it, even if the Urban Fantasy is set in 1971, and even if it mentions a ‘YES’ song! However enjoy if you will if you like a modern-book on a time of vampires that was populated with Hammer films*

The Society Of S by Susan Hubbard. 2007. *This is an okay-story, got it almost 3 years ago from the Scifi club. The story of a girl who’s really a vampire, a very moody book. But the writing didn’t give the main character or her family much depth. I didn’t like the style, too empty. Reminded me of Bella.*

Bloodline and Bloodline: The Reckoning by Kate Cary -who also wrote the ‘Warriors’ series about cats- 2005 and 2007. *I got these 3 years ago as well, Chicago. These are far better sequels to the original novel than the official one that came out last year! FAR better, only problem it lacks Dracula. These are perfect sequels, written in the diary-style of the original. Read these instead of Ian Holt’s version*

Dracula The Un-Dead by Ian Holt and Dacre Stoker. 2009. *This is a very bad book. Poor writing and horrible movie-like plot. Even in the notes by Ian he WANTED this book to be written FIRST before they plan on a hollywood blockbuster of this ‘official’ sequel. A pity this story contradicts itself and does a double-insane-backflip and middle-fingering up the asses of Dracula lovers. I’m glad that the initial press has died and let the book go rot and wither. Its a sad waste of writing and my time*

The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice. Hardcover 1992. *I haven’t read this yet: Got out of my Anne Rice phase too soon. Got this from The Dawn Treader bookshop, Ann Arbor, a few years ago. The fourth and sequel to ‘Queen of the Damned’. Book’s in very good condition! Except the plastic cover*

Dracula by Bram Stoker. Magnum Books Easy-Eye paperback, 1970. *This was my dad’s novel during college. Then I read it in early 2007. Now its falling apart. I will treasure this always, reading it in the car in Royal Oak in the February air…*

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. 1976. *This particular book was also from Chicago, and this small, 70’s puke-yellow covered book was the first I read of this classic revolutionary vampire story.*

Vittorio The Vampire by Anne Rice. 1999 hardcover. *This is another Anne Rice vampire story, I got this and the next selection from the Royal Oak Salvation Army two years ago, I think in spring or summer. I know my dad was there on that shopping trip, probably getting his dress shirts. Anyways have yet to read it, but definitely will when another Anne Rice phase comes up. Relatively good condition.*

Pandora by Anne Rice. 1998 *From the Salvation Army, also in good condition. Never read by me.*

The Vampire Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’1993 edition, large hardcover. *Mind you this was written before the previous two above! This was also dedicated to a lady named Aurelia, as it was her ‘Happy Birthday! Love, Mom’ October 14, 1993. I don’t remember where the hell I got this book. I don’t even really need it until I get into Anne Rice again.*

Vampire Hunter D books 1-10 by Hideyuki Kikuchi. From the 80’s, Borders Book’s editions 2006-present. *These are very great books of a vampire-post-apocalyptic future of horrible monsters and everything. Under appreciated novels to Western vampire scholars, as they sit collecting dust in the manga section unfairly next to ‘Vampire Kisses’ and ‘Vampire Knight’. These are wonderful book s that I’ve made my mission to buy them*expensive though* instead of renting from any library*

The Lord Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.  *Very good story and illustrations by Hellboy creator*

NOT PICTURED: Vampireology, the pop-up book.

Comics:

Vampire Hunter D Manga 1 and 2 adapted manga versions of the original novels, manga by Saiko Takaki. *These are okay mangas, the style is very nice but very Manga in execution of the themes. It lacks alot of the darkness and mello, gloomy themes and styles from the novel’s main original illustrator. But after all, this IS a manga, not some artsy graphic novel version of the first 2 novels.*

Assorted Vampire Princess Miyu comics 90’s, Iron Cat comics. *A random mix from ebay my dad got me 3 years ago. Very nice bits and pieces of the running comic-book-style manga series.*

The Tomb of Dracula issue 2 by Rodi, Tolagson, and Palmer. Marvel comics. 2005, monthly issue. *Got this last month at the Midnight Vault comic books store in Ann Arbor. It reminds me of the modern genre like ‘Blade’ and ‘Dracula 2000’ of modern action movies and plots, guns and cool weapons, with Dracula rising from the dead. However good points is that it appears the vampires have a god: Varnae. -sound familiar? Its from the vampire character Varney in the 1800’s French Penny Dreadful story. HOW AWESOME IS THAT-*

Vlad the Impaler: Dracula. Part 4, no. 10 1993. British, Dark Horse comics. *This is a very accurate-style Dracula comic on the rise of Dracula from the grave. Includes alot of historical references that, frankly, are really fact: the name of his second wife, his kids, Vlad the Monk….holy SH*T. Recently got for cheap at the Ann Arbor comic store from above as well.*

Batman: Vampire DC collection of three multiverse Batman comics. *Now this is a dang good comic series. Real dark and everything I wanted in a Batman comic, plus alot of gothic inquiry.*

Misc

Dracula 1931 clips on a 35 mm film reel.A little ‘Count Chocula’ picture from a cereal box two years ago.ÔĽŅ

Dream 6-9-10: The Master RETURNS

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by Sahkmet

Dream 6-9-10

It has been awhile since I had dreamed of The Master from Doctor Who, most notably the John Simm version (of hottness). So I was pleasantly surprised to reignite old-lusts that came to light in my subconscious by having a very epic, long dream.

It began at my grandma’s house. She had some guests over and I think I talking to a half-real version of my DW-friend. One of the guests was none other than the Master himself, blonde in his black suit and tie! I proceeded to express my discomforting fear that I hoped he would not act like what he did in the old RP’s I used to do, aloud. He kept watching me, looking about wherever I went in the house. Finally I couldn’t take it and thought he wouldn’t be interested in me, which frankly was a good thing. I escaped through the sliding door while he was at the otherside of the house and started to flap my way over the fence and through grandma’s neighbor’s yard. Out I went to the streets, feeling better now that I was heading away and into the depths of her suburb, which had warped into a carnival town.

So there I was, all these buildings I was flapping and flying slowly above the concrete. Beyond was the rides, beyond the fence¬†with clown pictures. I dared not to go there, so I turned around. I noted that I was glad he didn’t follow me. So there I was, flying, and I went past a farmer’s fruit stand. There was a guy who asked how much I thought those ‘squash’ which were in fact creamy-orange pumpkins were. I replied 8 dimes, so he gave me 12 and told me to help me get them. As we walked towards them *we were up the air at a distance looking down* I began to realize he wanted help shoplifting them! I passed the money back from my palm to him and left, going to my left.

To my left I went, passing the school secretaries as I went through a building. It was deja vu again, from a dream I had where I was in an art museum. I leapt over the gallery-inside balcony to the ground, giving an old lady a puzzled look as I went. I past a theatre where there was a show about to start, something Italian and puppet-like I went past the ticket takers and to the outside, I had gone round in a circle!

Now to my left was a bed where people were sleeping. A robot-thing was there resting its head on a dark-haired middle aged¬†lady’s, while our school secretaries slept on a sofa. I entered into the robot’s dream point of view which was a blur of ‘this’ reality and theres, and apparently it was war-robot and then it started to peck and drill the dream-air. That dream ended when I went back to my body for the secretaries to wake up and find the robot’s nose was a drill and it killed the lady, blood and liquid brains out of her head. It was not fun.

So I flew away, away towards grandma’s house when I past¬†a lake. unfortunately¬†the Master DID have a reason to get at me, for there was a GIANT naked John Simm¬†lounging on his side in¬†the water in the exhibit ‘All About John Simm’, while fangirls¬†spectator¬†and watched. Behind him in distance was the real Master swimming naked in a sectioned-off pool where ‘John Simm¬†Fucks You In Water’, and he wouldn’t let any of the drooling women into the pool. He intended it for me, a very undeserving young lady.

Loud speakers form a hot air balloon in the clear blue sky taunted and laughed at me. The giant naked Simm threw a cheese cracker at my thigh making me fall into THE POOL WITH JOHN SIMM. I began to flail and scream.

The End.

Dream 5-2-10: Being the Knave of Hearts

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by Sahkmet

Dream 5-2-10

I haven’t done a dream journal in ages, and its not like nobody’s been avidly reading them. Time for a new entry, I guess

This time I was in and out of the POV of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland character The Knave of Hearts, aka Ilosovic Stayne. Before you judge me, know that after a year suffering through the popular teenager-girl fandoms that have not interested me at all (Twilight, Naruto, Bleach, Vampire Kisses, House of Night, etc.) I finally got a franchise that I actually enjoy and squeal about¬†immaturely¬†like the fangirl that I’ve always wanted to be. My maturity on this cash-cow¬†film has been thrown out the window.

So, the whole land of Underland was my grandma’s suburb. There I was, in the head of some GIjoe dude and the army watching and patrolling as our ever dashing tall villain Knave of Hearts was on his horse, parading around trying not to be suspicious. Then I saw the Knave go into our white minivan and turn into some sleezy cartoon version of himself. Out popped a life-size version of Berkely Beetle, a weasily character from Don Bluth’s Thumbelina that I saw as a kid. Don’t ask me why he was there, for then they were talking nonsense and the beetle-man disappeared.

I was then in the Knave’s point of view as that character. The suburb turned into our own street right when the Queen of Hearts appeared demanding the Jabberwocky be let loose. So, I headed out, leaving the GIJoes behind as I made my way down the street. In the movie its unclear where the dragon’s located, so frankly I had barely a clue where to go, so I went with the flow. Eventually on the way down the street I was on my horse again, and the police car following me stopped.

The end of the street was deja vu. From a previous dream *the cat one* the park beyond our dead-end fence was a giant secluded lake, but it was still being worked on. A half-finished giant pink vicious rabbit statue was in the middle of the water. Regardless of that the bank was flooded, and I knew something was living in the puddle. To the left was the brown house, this time with workers working on it. To the right right up next to the edge of the street was a row of small houses. The story was, there was a hardworking mother who lives there but she’s old and can only sleep or eat beans. Her children she didn’t raise hardworking and they left her there, lazy-asses as they were. What did that story in the dream have to do with anything? The fact the Knave who patrols these ‘lands’ knows his subjects?

In any case hte Queen and an entarouge arrived, and she said some magic words and wiggled her hands. The Jabberwocky appeared from the lake, to do havoc.

I then woke up, strangely at 6 in the morning and hour and a half before I would normally wake up.

The artist DracheaRannak is leaving.

Posted in Art, News Updates Other Than My Life on April 26, 2010 by Sahkmet

The famous DeviantARTist DracheaRannak is leaving dA due to trolling, spam, and her messages to the dA staff unheard.

DracheaRannak is best known online as the Argentian artist who has created, in popular searches on google images the famous artworks of Sailor Moon versions of Disney princesses. He has contributed to other fandoms and even SM video game characters, started male Sailor Moon characters, contributed to the dA Sailor Moon circles, beautiful original artworks, manly pin-ups and people drawing fanart of his own lovely orange character.

He is an art teacher in Palermo, Buenos Ares, and it is presumed he is in his 20’s.

He shall be missed by a decent amount. He plans to leave and possibly set up art-shop somewhere else online.

Here are some of his artworks, before they are deleted from his gallery.

This particular work was the prize for the 'Sailor Sun' contest, won by my friend Hotaru-Sama666.

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland: Not as bad as my local newspaper critics think.

Posted in Movie Reviews on April 26, 2010 by Sahkmet

Now I’m not one who obsessed over all the roles of Johnny Depp, nor am I into Tim Burton enough to tear apart his every style and action, but you old people reviewing Alice in Wonderland need to¬†note something important and acknowledge¬†a respect for this movie in this one fact: It was made for entertainment.

Its a cash-crop film, smothering Tim Burton in corperalization and the instance to make his adaption to appeal to the teenager audience.

This is a sequel, not an adaption of the original books. Why are you still yelling about how it isn’t non-canon anymore?

If Wonderland is a dream-dimension from Alice, and if this sequel  has Alice in an easily identifiable teenager-girl-role, then the Wonderland should properly age with her and have new characters-things that play the allegorical figures of her frustrations. This is the staple in 90% of similar stories and films. Look at Labyrinth, Mirror Mask, Wrinkle in Time, Chronicles of Narnia, Time Bandits, etc.! These stories are a similar genre, which is:

Protagonist has RL problems, goes on a hallugenic/magical/dream/alternate universe adventure where the characters are derived symbolic things of the problems. Solving the adventure there gives the character the lessons it needs so when back into reality character has learned its lesson/solves the problems with new understanding.

This is what this film and all the others are. Entertaining formulaic stories that work and turn into the marvelous adventures of crazy things and fantasy elements.

I also think picking on the details of a movie like this should be tastefully done if you point out that the movie IS entertainment. I enjoyed myself, I the teenager audience it was geared to. It certainly worked. I respect it as franchising material, had fun at the pretty colors, hot Depp¬†and Ilosovic¬†Stayne etc. It wasn’t as bad as you fogies in the newspapers think.

So what if it amuses the obsessives? Its not¬†teaching bad life lessons at all. *unlike Twilight in comparison.* You think its harming¬†your beloved Lewis Carrol’s legacy, but believe me re-inventing Alice in Wonderland isn’t a new thing, bubs. In fact every time someone does an adaption, no matter how close it is to the source it re-invents it.

To clarify, this does not mean¬†you must like this film. It just means you must be aware of what it is, and griping about ‘the formula’ or ‘not another Depp¬†movie, don’t see it’ or ‘Alice is a teen, don’t watch’ or, as as¬†few persons pointed out ‘they only made the Jabberwocky talk so they could get Christopher Lee in there, how stupid a movie that is’. I’d rather want you people to argue more legitimate things to support your thesis on how crappy the movie is. Many of these reviewers miss the point of the film. Those that have gone off the deep end of legitimacy in their reviews skew the review to only a part of the public who hate and don’t enjoy the formula of this story. So why is it in the public newspapers providing nit-pick of how this film has mutilated and killed the preciousness of the original stories, when the majority audience reading is a generation younger that has lived for a few decades of AiW¬†merchandise and reinvention and video games and art books and other things that mutilate the story just as ‘bad’? Its been going on and now you have another film to complain about stupidly.

I do not aim this at reviewers who legitmizedly write their opinions or miss important aspects. This is a rant geared to local reviewers in some of the newspapers and internet that miss the freaking point. 3 of them were over 50 years old in age!

Course, who am I to talk? I love bad music, write perverted fanfics to amuse myself and I watch these films for how hot the villains are. I’m certainly no professional on the matter of complaining about movies for the youth of this generation, though I believe I have a decent amount of experience being one of them.

On another note, I am not a Depp¬†fangirl. I always viewed his roles as nice, quirky and plutonic. I didn’t need to view him sexy and attractive to appreciate his talant.

That is, till I saw the mad hatter, and boy, am I in love with this Depp role.

Something about last year when I connected with my transman¬†friend has made me very open and ‘flowery’, I should say, about flamboyant, colorful, and the beauty of madness and the breakdown of gender-roles has skewed my tastes. Out of all his roles from a drunken pirate, sad Edward, teenager in a Freddy Krueger movie, an opium-addict detective, Don Jaun, disturbed candy-maker…no, I’m not attracted to them, I’m attracted to the mad schizophrenic¬†integrity and devotion Depp’s Mad Hatter has. and the pretty colors. And that giggle. Giggle.

I like the Knave more though.

Dream 3-28-10: Froggy and Hugo the Clown

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , , , , on March 28, 2010 by Sahkmet

Dream 3-28-10

That night I had two dreams. Both vivid and definitely interesting.

The first dream was, well, I don’t remember much. I was in a large vintage warehouse. Whereupon I discovered another version of my one-of-a-kind toy Froggy! Surprised as I was it had the tags still attached. We then went inside a documentary about the creator, who looked like Wilkes Booth. Turns out Froggy was a stuffed-frog toy franchise that also had Froggy with a wife and two kids, all coming with yellow clothing in the 80’s…though the pictures and stuff weren’t…80’s…more like the squirrel puppet franchise my grandma has, from the 60’s. Soon the dream took a darker turn out in a warped version of our yard in small scale surrounded by dark red fence. There were these gothic boy twins and something about them possessing people…they were dressed, well, Victorian young-boy gothic. It made me think of that ASoUE movie.

I woke up after that, seeing it was 8:27. I decided I should sleep in longer, which I did. I began my dreaming with half-awake to final sleeping fantasies of The Knave of Hearts from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film I haven’t even SEEN yet.

I'd say its srs business if there's dreams of him.

Frankly, it became more complicated once I reached sleep. I had crawled from the room into a facility…namely a converted high school that was turned into some sort of brothel. I went into a room in the dim lighting to find people just, well, going at it. I got out of there quite quickly.

Unfortunately when I stepped out into the un-lit hallways, only the light from the cloudy day, there was a clown apocalypse! There were cartoon goofy short clowns running around throwing pies and honking horns. I ran past them, into the restricted section of the converted school. All dark I went up a flight of stairs…to find…

A children’s physic’s classroom. Little yellow kiddie seats in the dark, facing the chalkboard, to the left a little aisles of library books. At the end, was a small stage with heavy curtains and ominous gargoyle-like figures above, lit by floodlighting. Everying was quiet and still. Now usually in dreams for me there’s always sound and moving…but this time there wasn’t, not to mention I wasn’t out-of-body, I was in my own body, breathing and moving slowly towards the curtain where, for sure, something I actually HOPED would pop out to make the dream interesting.

The curtains pulled away revealing a large people of colored paper….through which the floating head of Hugo the Clown came out of to attack with maniacal laughter! ūüė¶ A character I love drawing, so sinister, sexual and evil.

In fact, now to mention it, I made-up Hugo two years ago because he popped out of the wall of a children’s daycare center he massacred in a dream I had where it was dark and something to do with innocence…urk.

Onwards, his body materialized and I backed off whereupon, following me, he got his body back. He then was writing on a marker board the chemical equations as he pondered aloud in an indescribable voice how he was awakened. It involved the positioning of certain Physics instruments but, since I am his creator, I didn’t need to do that. He kept remarking that there was a connection he felt between us, which was true, because I am his creator even though he has more power over me. Which was made manifest when, upon realizing this, pinned me to the wall. Worse I was in-body for this so it felt like he really WAS holding me by the shoulders…

And worser, he was smirking devilishly, pressing against my body, smothering me. I don’t remember what he said, but soon, swooning, I grabbed my brother’s hand. Turns out my brother came up to find out what was going on.

Once Hugo left my personal bubble I left, knowing after figuring it out that I’m somewhat important I ran. I left the building, leaving the boss yelling from the school-like office room going ‘WHERE ARE YOU GOING?’ Me and my brother left into our house. Looking out of the window of my parents room upstairs, I saw he sent out a GIANT dog and a normal sized Cheshire cat to get me! I waited till they went around the other side of the house when I climbed to the roof and ran off, in the snow *somehow* to the woods. I knew that, apparently in this dream world, into the woods would yield to the hidden city deep inside. I was followed by two Labrador Retrievers working for Hugo to fetch me. Strangely they stayed back as I ran…only to find they led me into a trap, for the other side of the snowy path was the back of the school where Hugo was waiting. I was not happy about that.

The end.

Kris Kuksi

Posted in Fun Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Sahkmet

Kris Kuksi has a deviantart page that I watch. I didn’t really realize how famous he was. His works are complicated, magnificent with fine detailing, and quite beautiful. They provoke thoughts through the symbolic representations of chaos, political disorder and emotions through symbols and western mythology.

His works¬†are in many private and public galleries, museums, and¬†celebrity’s homes. Finally he now has a gallery book of most of his major works that will be available in September.

Take a gander online to find his works and pages. You will have no trouble.