Archive for September, 2009

The Blog for Clowns

Posted in Fun Stuff with tags , , , , on September 29, 2009 by Sahkmet

All you need about the history, articles, modern works and anything random about CLOWNS.

Yes that’s right. A blog to all things clown. News, history, photos, editorials, videos, make up tips and ads…everything for the clown and clown connisour.

Clownalley.

Another clown blog is clownlink.com with specifically clown news from around the world.

Offical NOES Remake Trailer is OUT!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews, News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by Sahkmet

At last an offical sneak peek.

As some might know, or others not, the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake is scheduled for release April 30th, 2010. Our information prior has been only the work-trailer to illustrate ideas for the actual film, snippits of information and knowledge of where the filming was. Now at last we have a trailer…the REAL one. The Big-kahoonie.

Trailer and stills at dreadcentral.com.

Looking at what we can, the movie is filled with the references from the first and some of the previous sequels to the original. I hope that because it’s homaging that, that they will not make a sequel to this remake. Because generally they suck, and it is no longer the 80’s and 90’s when sequels to slasher films were more popular and expected. (tell that to the Final Destination and Shrek franchise.)

However one thing to consider: Director is Michael Bay, and I do know there are people who are not fond of his work (Transformers 1 and 2) due to complaints of massive explosions and gearing to the modern American teenager rumble-tumble movie audience. Reasoning why he’s now taken on this classic 80’s slasher film is simple: it has teenagers in it and alot to do with fire and boiler rooms. Perfect for him…however much many would have liked a more reputable horror-director, not one that has fighting giant robots under his directing belt.

Note that my previous post on the remake is now a little outdated. For more information and the art-idea trailer click this paragraph.

Doonesbury and Candorville

Posted in News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , on September 27, 2009 by Sahkmet

I was a little icked in my opinion at the Doonesbury comic in today’s paper, comparing Obama’s pressing to reform and provide a natural government service for healthcare to all citizens…with the Nazi’s genocide of the Jews.

In contrast there was also the Candorville comic which using an exaggeration but true happenstances when one is needing a hospital and your corperation-run healthcare insurence, which are institutions to get money not to truly care for your health are picky and restricted with business policies have here in the comic, and in reality, killed people because it is not a natural government service and right for you to go to a hospital so your life can be saved…which is what Obama is trying to reform.

Two very different opinions. Doonesbury notes and dislikes Obama’s socialist step to provide a government service while Candorville encourages Obama’s health care reformation. Socilism fears and health care reform. Exaggerations and truths. Opinions and politics.

The Cat Piano

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by Sahkmet

The Cat Piano.

This animated short deserves it’s many awards. Like noir and styled animation of anthropomorphic cats singing and adventure? Or you don’t even have to like all of the following. Just enjoy, because I did, and it’s definitely of the amazing merit.

The Cat Piano.

My dA Portfolio

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by Sahkmet

Boy, I haven’t done an art update in awhile!

It is because I have been doing alot of art and too lazy to upload some here.

So instead I will try now to update with very good new art submissions and just that. 😀

In properly, here is my dA Portfolio with my very best artworks for your view pleasures.

dA Portofolio.

Here are some examples, and very nice that I am proud of what I’ve done.

You get the picture. 😀

American Vampires: Fans, Victims and Practitioners: A little Review

Posted in Book Reviews, Fun Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2009 by Sahkmet

Ahh the days of 1989…

I have finished a book from  1989, about vampires in America. All aspects on the vampire view.

American Vampires: Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Norine Dresser is a book talking about vampires in media and the world of American till whenever it was stopped writing. Past 1987 I know that. Reading this book you become aware of the vampire craze before the 90’s boom and the Twilight mess. Here, people didn’t obsess of Edward Cullen but over Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows. Here is discussed with the panic of linking vampires with porphyria disease in the middle 80’s. Here are the accounts of people absorbing vampire culture in the world at an early age, how Dracula has infiltrated candy and commercials, and people actually ritualistically drinking blood. What an interesting read from the past! Before the 90’s, and before the 2000’s! A perfect vampire history lesson.

School at OEC

Posted in Life Updates with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2009 by Sahkmet

And so it begins…

I am a student of the Orchird Rigde Oakland Community College campus’s Oakland Early College. Therefore with three high school classes 5 days a week and two college classes (World Music Wednesday evening and Italian Thursday evening for four hours) plus orchestra rehearsal Monday nights and Redford Theatre events every other Friday and Saturday, I will be busy. It will be a struggle to upload and write dream journals and do fun things, when the onslaught of homework begins.

I, former homeschooler, wish me luck.

Dream 9-6-09: The Sacrifice of the Sailor Moon Army

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2009 by Sahkmet

Dream 9-6-09

This dream was long and complicated, with so much things moving in and out of order. I will tell you as best I can but there are all sorts of things happening.

One part I remember is…well, I can’t remember the beginning! But somehow, I was sent after some event into our garden *twice as big* which had a deserted hallway building, instead of our plots of garden with the ‘hallways’ grass. It was an enclosed building now. There was a main room at the back with some clowns, inanimated but vicious if they were awakened form their doll-slumber. I crept past them to a room where a young maiden was with long black hair and a white nightgown. I turned into some black guy and I took her out with me, outside, unto a horse and rode out of the garden.

I don’t remember the inbetween, but I do remember a large group of kids, who were living under the mastery of the evil castle. It appears the lady in the other castle that was black up the snow covered hill was a witch who demanded sacrifices. So, I a new comer in their smaller gray castle there was writing on the frosted window demanding a ‘advent’ *in this dream world it meant sacrifice* and I was encouraged to dress in this beautiful black dress and a veil on my head. I was led out of the garden greenhouse where I changed to the castle, sitting down to dinner with some of the kids. The kids as proper wore formal outfits in reverence. I soon realized I was to stay with this skinny up-tight witch person, for some reason. And that reason was explained: I was to be a mistress for her son. Unfortunate the dream moved on before I could see him.

Somehow I had an out of body experience and the two main characters from that annoying TV sitcom King of Queens were driving down one of our main roads, at night, over a bump at a gas station. They felt worried that the truck heading towards it wouldn’t make it, but it did, and they continued down the main road till it parked along the side, and the man *forgot his name* crawled naked into a hole into the sand. Why? I had this strange feeling that he was going to masturbate…but that doesn’t make sense either. What a sick head I have. (why in a sand pit?)

Then from there it was daylight, and I was in a cage on a pole over the ground. There was a whole field of barracks and army stuff, and the army? Sailor Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter! A whole bunch of them, with the same hair is some were Asian or black. It was an army.

Their leader was on a horse and was riding towards me. She looked like a tired middle aged lady with long light brown hair wearing brown tatters, but she soon put on a white Sailor Serenity wig and approached me. She thought I was the proshipised Sailor Moon to help lead her troops (these cosplayers had guns and tanks man, they took this seriously) which, however, I was not. There were also young girls I saw being trained also.

I soon had a flashback to the previous ‘witch in the black castle’ part of the dream as I slowly woke up, tossing and turning.

The End.

Dream 9-3-09: Driving to Easter Town

Posted in Dreams with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by Sahkmet

Dream 9-3-09.

I had to drive my brother and sister to orchestra rehearsal on the highway, but somehow it went that we were going to Easter Town, a traditional place in our culture. However I got on freeway 25, not 24, and soon in the bright sunny day went on the exit to go across unto the right freeway, in trouble for being lost. But the exist was closed and fenced off.

Soon, we were at Easter with my family. It was there that people were mauled to death by a werewolf, who was actually Robin Williams! We were taking a tour of a building, and in the bush we passed was Robin Williams.  Also Doctor Who was with us.

When we turned the corner there was a portrait and two peacock colored fairies, mostly green, flew out into another portrait of a fine black haired lady, lit by a lamp on the opposing wall. She was the fairy queen and we all backed away warily, whereupon leaving the Doctor to diplomat with her why she sent the werewolf. Somehow, the Doctor became, well, naked! WE left them arguging.

We met back in this kitchen, whereupon we were thinking, who was the werewolf? Well the Doctor had his suspicion it was Robin…

The end. !!

The Ann Arbor Adventure

Posted in Fun Stuff, Life Updates, TV Show Reviews and News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by Sahkmet

A stroll from 10:30 till noon, shopping and enjoying the sights of downtown Ann Arbor, MI.

Today, a Thursday, my younger sister was invited again to play and work on the theatre organ at The Michigan Theater downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I have been to the theatre many times, and even saw my first silent film The Sheik as a child at the remarkable old movie palace. This was accompanied by the theatre organ as it was meant to. Theatre organs are more modified and fun versions of pipe organs if one doesn’t know of such things.

My family is involved with the organ and theater world whereas I am not an organ enthusiast. So while my sister played and my dad was there along with other organists, it was my thrill to go shopping down the block of fine establishments from my childhood and modern, present times.

First across the street to the local Borders bookstore. I went there the last Ann Arbor trip a few months earlier where I bought the next installment of the Vampire Hunter D series to read volume 10 and the Daft Punk Alive 2007 album. Today however I continued my adventures. I would spend little time, and money, in Borders today.  So there I was killing time till the Dawn Treader bookstore would open at 11.  I browsed through the latest Mojo and other music magazines, also considering purchasing the Britpop edition which thoroughly *and expensively* fascinated me about the UK’s pop industry. I also considered buying a book of the works of artist John Howe, Stephen King’s Salems Lot and a few books by H. P. Lovecraft. However no real need for the art book, the Salem’s book was too expensive and I would try my luck in the other bookshop (though it wasn’t there, oh well) and I will wait a bit before I delve into the Lovecraftian world with the scary cover-art by John Jude Palancar.

However my eye was caught by the sequel to one of my favorite books The Sight , Fell. I doubt the story, since it’s readily involving humans in the plot unlike the past two wonderful books Clement-Davis wrote will be that good. But my thirst for his work needed to be abated without reading that young adult Crusades book. I will begin this novel after I finish the 1990 research book American Vampire.

Before buying Fell I was a little distressed at the giant section of Twilight merchandise next to the anime and comic book corner. There were flags, chocolates, dolls, guidebooks, banners, posters, jewlery and the like on it’s own shelf and added table stand. The vampire young adult section now, since these books are more popular was no longer just another part of the whole ‘Young Adul’t but now derserved it’s special shelving next to the Twilight mess. In fact some of these novels looked very good, if more into the new phase of vampires in the media: school stories and teenagers.

On to Dawn Treader!

This is a classic used and rare bookstore. From the bottommost of my memories, where trips to Ann Arbor were more frequent when I had my music lessons at the University of Michigan. I bought a hardcover of Dinotopia in my dinosaur faze and bunches of old MAD magazines later on. Now I returned, I feasted my eyes next to the horror section unto a selection of classic Doctor Who memorabilia.

There was a large pink and yellow book of short stories and comics of the Doctors *up till 6 or 7, don’t know officially* written and drawn by various talented artists. However the price was a bit high at almost $30, and I have not reached the ultimate Doctor Who Fangirl stage to put money down on it. Instead it went to other sources.

There were two copies of the short Marvel Doctor Who graphic novel Voyager for $7.50, against something I didn’t want to spend, while also noting the cheesy and cartoonish characters in the plot, and the bright coloration contrasting with alot of inking shadows did not fully let me feel it was worth almost a full $10 bill. If one would like and is in the area, there are two of these still on the shelf.

Then there were the three Doctor Who magazines I bought each for $4.50.

The first to mention is The Offical Doctor Who Magazine No. 94, November. 1984 issue. This issue contains Novel news, a feature on Brian Hayles, the history on the Ice Warriors, and part 5 of The Voyager in black and white, and other such goodies. Not to mention the full color photo inside the color of a Daemon. I look forward to reading this issue about the Black Orchid novel and etc, including an article on the script editor Eric Saward. I don’t recommend however you cutting out the order form of a Do-It-Yourself Doctor Who knitting kit for 8.95 pounds each.

Next up is another of the magazines, this time the summer special 1986. Interviews with Adrienne Hill and Hugh David, a complete guide to new novels, exclusive photos from the Highlander episode of the 2nd Doctor, and a guide on how to be a Doctor Who villain! Special incentive? The pin-up of the first Doctor in color. Nice cane…

Finally my favorite of the bunch, the Doctor Who Season 19 Overview issue 62. apparently this season was a bunch of reruns 1996. Included are reviews by loyal longtime viewers of the aired episodes, smaller articles and a particular one about when Peter Davison (5th Doctor) was sneaked and surprised to be on This Is Your Life. On page 6 there is my most favorite in this magazine; a small ink cartoon of Anthony Ainly stepping out from his statue-piller TARDIS with a zappity plug-in and the Doctor’s diary towards a surprised cartoon Ainley. This is incredibly adorable. Adorable!

After buying these amazing historical doo-dads, I went across the road towards Bigby Coffee, having a small cup of Mutan White tea and a brownie, then browsing quickly the record store before heading back to the theatre to meet up with my sister. From there we ate at Subway where I had a flatbread steak sandwich and I drove the awful Volvo car home. The end. My, it’s hard to steer in that thing…

And so, with my reading materials I am on the way to becoming more knowledgeable about retro Doctor Who. It’ looking like 2nd and 5th Doctors are becoming my favorites…