Sunday, May 13, 2018

Discover The Lost Planet with Ulysses 31


I recently watched all 26 episodes of Ulysses 31.
It's an awesome anime show from the early 80's.
I thought I'd share my favorite episode,
since it's fitting for Mother's Day.


It features that witch, who loves kids. (No, not eating them.)
Her unicorn reminded me of my 2014 Mother's Day post here.

The Lost Planet is episode 5, but you can start with it,
because the show's plot is described in the opening.

Warning: Theme song will get stuck in your head.

Enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Werewolf Mother's Day

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)

I watched that movie here and loved it!

It inspired me to make my mom a werewolf in my Holly's Horrorland story.
My grandma and little sister will be werewolves too. I lost all of them. :'(
In my story they'll be shot with silver bullets by a monster hunter.

My mom and grandma. I'm the bun in the oven.

I'll be moving to the house they're pictured in on June 15.
My grandpa who I lost in July left it to my brother and I.
He'll be a vampire staked by the same hunter in my story.


His birthday would be Tuesday and my brother's is tomorrow.

Note the Ghostbusters tee!

He's also a werewolf, as you can see:
I'm Little Red Riding Hood.
That was my favorite Halloween costume. My aunt made it.

Actually my mom, sister, brother and I will be werepires.
Since my mom is the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire.
Just like Lily Munster. I assume her mom was a werewolf.
Since her son and brother are werewolves.

Hope all you momsters have a fangtastic Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Forgotten Prisoner

Thanks to Mike Arnett for sending me this on Facebook:

 When I was a kid my older brother always built plastic models of monsters.
I remember when he built one called "The Forgotten Prisoner".
This was in the 60's. In 2015 I bought a new version of the model and built it.
Check it out!


I love it! Reminds me of The Pirate's Cove in Ocean City, MD.

The Forgotten Prisoner isn't a pirate though.
Find out who he is in this comic story here.

There's also a model of his Ghost and a dungeon door,
which combines the two models into one big diorama!


I haven't made a model yet. Have you?
If so, send a picture to me and I'll post it for all to see!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Happy Halfoween!

We're halfway to Halloween!
And today would be my little sister's 28th birthday.
So I celebrated last night by watching these movies:

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979)


The Midnight Hour (1985)


I also treated myself to pumpkin ice cream and these goodies:

They're 15% off!


Quirk eBooks from Humble Bundle.
I got all those and more for just $15!


Speaking of books, this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monkey Movies for Ape-ril 2018

Queen Kong (1976). Watch it here.

Mistress Of The Apes (1979). Watch it here.

I picked this pair to share cause they have all these things in common:

1. Girl power!

2. Interspecies romance.

3. Comedy. (Mistress Of The Apes unintentionally.)

My favorite funny thing in Queen Kong is Lady Jaws,
who pops up at the 19:16 mark.


4. Two theme songs.

Opening song of Queen Kong

Closing song of Queen Kong

The first song starts at the 54:55 mark of Mistress Of The Apes.
The second song is at the end.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Home Movies Marathon

Shout! Factory TV is having a 3 day Home Movies marathon!
In celebration of the 19th anniversary of the show's premiere.
You can watch all 52 episodes from the show's four season run,
PLUS a full day of bonus content here! Get the schedule here.


You can also watch all the episodes whenever you want here!

My favorite is episode 13 of season 3, Coffins and Cradles,
which made Nerdist's Top 10 Home Movies Episodes list here.
Check out my favorite Halloween scenes from it:

I love Jason and Melissa's treat buckets!

Jason before eating treats

Jason after eating treats

"You probably shouldn't be walking around the hospital dressed as Death"
- Coach McGuirk


By the way,
Movies! TV Network is having a Planet Of The Apes marathon tomorrow!
Get the schedule here. I'm having my own Ape-ril event here on the 30th.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Bat Appreciation Day Blog Hop


Since it's also Poetry Month, I thought I'd share this beautiful book:


The Bat-Poet is about a bat who decides to stay awake during the day.
He creates poems about his experiences and recites them to others.
His bat buddies don't understand. The mockingbird criticizes them.
The chipmunk loves them and encourages him to continue though.
So he creates the last and best poem in the book, which is below.

A bat is born
Naked and blind and pale.
His mother makes a pocket of her tail
And catches him.
He clings to her long fur
By his thumbs and toes and teeth.
And then the mother dances through the night
Doubling and looping, soaring, somersaulting -
Her baby hangs on underneath.
All night, in happiness, she hunts and flies
Her sharp cries
Like shining needlepoints of sound
Go out into the night and, echoing back,
Tell her what they have touched.
She hears how far it is, how big it is,
Which way it’s going:
She lives by hearing.
The mother eats the moths and gnats she catches
In full flight; in full flight
The mother drinks the water of the pond
She skims across.
Her baby hangs on tight.
Her baby drinks the milk she makes him
In moonlight or starlight, in mid-air.
Their single shadow, printed on the moon
Or fluttering across the stars,
Whirls on all night; at daybreak
The tired mother flaps home to her rafter.
The others are all there.
They hang themselves up by their toes,
They wrap themselves in their brown wings.
Bunched upside down, they sleep in air.
Their sharp ears, their sharp teeth, their quick sharp faces
Are dull and slow and mild.
All the bright day, as the mother sleeps,
She folds her wings about her sleeping child.


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