Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1st 2018

Hello my lovely Spudguns!  Somehow, a month has past. I didn't mean for it to but somehow, it did.

Okay, so where were we last time...yes; the writer's block. Still struggling with that. Today marks 91 Days till Hallowe'en, and I am hoping to start Hallowe'en shopping this week. The stores here normally have stuff out by now, but for some reason, they haven't yet. I have some crafting projects I'm hoping to get completed once they do.

Last movie I saw was actually at the cinema. I went on Friday the 13th of July, opening day actually even more a rare treat for me, to see Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation. I have my review for it up on the movie blog.

Tonight's the final episode of  The Originals. I'm not ready for that. I'm just not ready to loose yet another one of my favourite tv shows. I'm really hoping for some big twist with at lest one or two of the characters. I know there is going to be a spin off in the fall, but it's looking to be geared for younger audiences, where as The Originals was hitting for an older crowd.

The weather here the last few weeks has been in the +30'C with near +40'C humidex. I can't handle that kind of heat. I suffer from migraines and it's left me hiding in a darkened room.

Well, that Spudguns!, covers the updates.

Crossroads. I talked a bit about this lately. About how this is a big year of change for so many astrologically speaking. I am sure, I'm not the only one who has done some soul searching and digging into their future desires as of late. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's made a decision about where they want to be in their life over the next few years...but just not too sure how to make that change happen?
When you're not even sure how to put into words what it is you are hoping for?

That's about where I am right now. And I keep turning to my tarot cards looking for away to voice what I can't seem to. Dude, it's almost as bad as the writer's block itself.
The card that keeps popping up more often than anything else is the Fool card.  A card about crossroads and following your dreams.

So, basically, my answer is my question?  See how that can be a bit confusing.

I'll let that be my ramble for today. And say that my facebook page (here) is still the best way to keep up with me, to get in touch and to just hang out. I've been counting down all year long for Hallowe'en. Yes, I've actually managed to countdown every day without a miss. More than amazing on my end. I've been doing my best to keep the weekly quiz and quotes on schedule.

I will be back very soon. Hopefully sooner than this last time.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Random Day Wed July 4th 2018

We are 119 days till Hallowe'en.

Dear Spudguns!  Yeah I don't know what I'm doing?  I've hit another bit of writer's block, and if you've been following my movie blog the last few weeks, you can tell. My life has been busy, which is nice for a change, but it's left my mind blank. And my creative efforts are falling flatter than usual.

I was on Instagram just now, hoping some cooking gramers would inspire me, but instead I ended up just breaking down in a near batch of tears. I say near, as I didn't cry but came damn close.

When I started this bloggy blog, my original intention was to do recipes and crafts from a more Addams Family approach. You know, like a gothic Martha Stewart or something. But, as I learned, I suck. I've embraced my suckage at arts crafts and cooking, doing it anyways. Here's the thing, just between you and me; there are hundreds of others out there that sprang up over the last few years who are a million times better at it then I ever could be. Yeah, that nugget of golden silence was a slap to the ego I must say.

Put simply, I'm jealous.

Over the last decade and a half that I've been online doing what I've done, be it reviews for books/movies/wrestling, the recipes, the personal diaries/vlogs, the comedic posts, or the columns etc, I've done the one thing you should never do. Compare myself to those around me.

Bad me. Bad bad bad. I should never have done that. But, it's human nature. Sometimes we can get ahead of it and stop ourselves, and sometimes we fall into the pit of despair.

This is a big year of change for a lot of people. Astrologically speaking, this is a massive crossroads for half the people on the planet. Everyone will be feeling something, to some degree. But not everyone will be feeling the urge to do something about it.
As I stand at my personal crossroads of doubt and uncertainty; I can only assure myself that movement is good.

This became a bit of a ramble. Okay, I'll try to get back later in the week to this blog. With something. I have no idea what? Just, something. Hopefully, by that point I'll have written something for the week on the movie blog too. Keep your paws/claws/parts crossed that my writer's block is temporary.

And I guess this is the part where I tell you to not forget about my facebook page. (here)  Till later.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Random Monday June 4th 2018

We are 149 days till Hallowe'en on the countdown calendar. And I just spent an hour on facebook, searching for something I couldn't find.
Pretty typical as of late for me. Searching, searching, searching, looking but not finding. I've been having that happen a lot lately, I'm lost in the details of things. I will get up in the morning, decide that I want to post about something, and get so wrapped up in trying to create the right photo or hashtag or whathaveyou, that by the time I look at the clock again, it's just too late. Either too many people have beat me to the topic cause everyone live streams, or I just simply lost interest.

Like my videos. I promised you guys new stuff. And I did create some Vlogs and Video Reviews. Which, I in a timely fashion and totally not like my lazy arse at all, posted to my movie blog and facebook in May. Just by the time I did that, thought "why post them again?"  So they never made it to this blog.

I subscribe to a newsletter that I rarely get, and therefore always completely forget I've subscribed to until it pops into my emails every so often. And the crazy of it is, the person is local. Yeah, I have been brutally honest with my lack of local interest. Cause, well my city blows man. But, this morning, that newsletter reached my inbox, and the topic was about how we need to live in the details more.

Live in the details more. Ironically, it made a lot of sense. And the timing of it well...the universe is talking and I need to listen little closer.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Saturn and Pluto and me

As I look outside my living room window this morning, the sun is bright, there are birds on the lawn, mostly seagulls picking up the trash but birds none the less, and I am feeling the opposite of the weather. I don't feel bright and shinny. 
Part of that is just me feeling emotionally exhausted, physically in constant pain and plain old annoyed.

Saturn went retrograde middle of last week and will continue to be until July.  Pluto just went retrograde yesterday and will stay that way until August.
Both these planets deal with rewards, goals, and illusions/manipulation.  This means a lot of depressed people and situations for the next few months.  A good chunk of the world's population will be struggling to stay afloat during this time.

This equals an extremely busy time for astrologers and tarot readers. 

Okay, before this gets anymore depressing on my end, we're 191 Days till Hallowe'en. And I'll catch you in a few.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2nd 2018

Dear Bloggy-Blog:

I'm sorry I've been away. I miss you. I'm sure you miss me too? 

I was stupidly taken in by the flash of the rest of social media, can you ever forgive me? Our blogiversary is coming up and I just wanted you to know how much you mean to me. Those other social media meant nothing really to me, I was weak. They were flashy and flirty and I'm so sorry. Please, accept my whimpering plea.

xo-xo forever.

212 Days till Hallowe'en.

Spudguns! How's it?  I know, I've let everything go to dren and have been horrible at keeping anything going for longer than a month. The WWTGD? segment didn't do as well as I was hoping.

I did however, start a second story on my movie blog. Ironically, a movie blog that hasn't had many movie reviews in the last year. I know, my brains have been everywhere but where they should be lately. Let's call it a mid-life crisis and just move on.
I am editing a bunch of movie reviews for my youtube, so those should be ready soon. 

Anyways, just thought since I hadn't posted in the last two months, I would come in and slam out this note. 

Creeping Screams!

Monday, January 29, 2018


It's time once again for another installment of my What Would The Ghouls Do?  Only, this time, I decided to flip the switch on it. We ghouls shouldn't have all the fun...right? 

Situation: I thought I was catering to one group of people, but that does not seem to be the case anymore. How can I pin down my real target audience?

Ghouls Asked for Advice: Guys Asked for Advice:  Dean and Sam Winchester

Movie Used: Supernatural ("Monster Movie" season 4 episode 5.  Episode 65 of the series)

plot: The guys go to Pennsylvania, to solve what they think is a "straight forward black and white case, but end up at an Octoberfest themed village, chasing down what ends up being a shapeshifter.

Quotes: "Big Pretzel" - Dean when arriving at the Octoberfest

"I'm a maverick, a rebel with a badge. One thing I don't do is play by the rules." -Dean trying to pick up the bartender.

"We have a lot of experience with strange." -Dean questioning a witness.

"You mean like a Dracula?" -Dean to witness

"So what do you think? Goth psycho vampire wannabe right?" -Dean to Sam after talking to witness.

"Definitely not our case." -Sam to Dean before learning of the second murder.

"Do whatever you've got to do. I'm going back to the room and get some sleep." -Sam to Dean

"Not weird enough." -Dean to bartender while talking about case.

"A werewolf? You're sure?" -Sam after learning about the second murder.

"First a Dracula, now a full on movie time wolfman. What's going on in this town?" - Dean to Sam as they enter the police morgue.

"This case just got weird enough for our department." -Dean to a witness.

"You're good here with the Mummy and the crazy?" -Dean to Sam as they investigate the third murder.

"No. The X-Files is a tv show. This is real." -Dean to the bartender.

"But I have a coupon."  -the villain of the week to a delivery guy

"Oh in the nick of time. Guy was about to Frankenstein me." -Dean to Sam as he's being rescued.

Favourite Scene:  When the villain, dressed as Dracula answers the door and the pizza delivery guy is there, and he starts asking if there is any garlic on it.

Quotes Used: "So what do you think? Goth psycho vampire wannbe right?"   and "Big Pretzel."

My Interpretation: You have to not sweat the small stuff, and be happy that you're alive. When you do what you love, the right people will start to enjoy your talents too. And if they happen to be outside of your intended audience, all the better for it. Diversity is strength, helps keep you from becoming stagnant and boring.

The big in joke is set up from the first minute with the first big line given by the character of Dean, as he comments about the black and white case. As this episode is entirely shot in black and white. I think it answered one of the biggest questions a show like this has to face; which is how do you do a Hallowe'en episode when your show is about the paranormal?  Going to the "basics" with this, having it be the creature feature of the week, and a tribute to classic monsters in general was brilliant. Other than a few lines about Dean having been rescued from hell by angels, there isn't anything to anchor it to the rest of the season, making it the perfect stand alone episode.
This is also a great way to tear down the idea of "what you think you know isn't always the truth".  Which, ironically, would become a theme over the rest of season four and most of season five. New layers and sub-plots would start to be exposed over the course of the next year of the show.

This is another example too, of me having a situation in my life that was starting to eat at my confidence. I have noticed a drastic change in my core audience in the last few months, and realized that as I waver on where I fit, it's reflected in what I do.

Check back next week, and see what kind of situation I've gotten into and whom I asked for advice.

275 Days till Hallowe'en

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22nd 2018

Spudguns! How's everything?  Groovy I hope. Anyways, it's a Monday, and if you've noticed, as of late I've been doing a fun, silly little segment called What Would The Ghouls Do? every week.   But, I don't have one for this week.  This last week has been a mess, and I'm realizing, I'm total crap at multitasking.

I'll be back next week, hopefully on time with the next segment of it. And in the meanwhile, don't forget to stop by my Facebook page for the quizzes, polls, quote of the week, and a few recipes. At some point soon, there will be some new comedy skits and crafting videos.

Today marks 282 Days till Hallowe'en.

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