Saturday, May 24, 2014

They don't sparkle, but they sure do have a libido...

I love vampires, I love everything about them. I love the movies where the vampires are terrifying, ugly, sparkly, brooding, it doesn't matter. I just LOVE them. (Yes, that includes Twilight. I thought I told y'all I'm an unapologetic Twihard!) While working on my newest book I got to thinking about them. Well, I got to thinking about the folk lore surrounding them through the years.

Here's my take on them:
Vampires do not sparkle in the sun; they will fry, burn, become toast, a pile of ashes. The older vamps can survive short periods of sun, but the only sparkling you will see is from the flames shooting from their burning bodies.

Vampires don't sparkle in my world. They burn and turn into ash. Poor Claudia...even though she was a bit psychotic at times.

They might be brooding, but that only depends on their personalities before they were turned. If they were wangsty before, they will be wangsty after.

Louis was the epitome of brooding and wangst. Damn, his eyes were amazing in this movie!

They can be born, but most of the population was turned by a true born, or a stronger and talented member of the race.

Vampires have an insatiable sexual appetite. Their libido is strong; they need sex almost as much as blood and food to survive. They're rarely truly satisfied, therefore they end up with multiple partners, and some are bisexual.

Even Nosferatu went for a little feelsky when he fed!

And speaking of blood and sustenance, they do eat. While blood is necessary, they have to eat food as well, but only untainted by chemicals. Because of the way their bodies digest they can't tolerate the poisons from processed foods and pesticides in their system. It would be no different than a human trying to survive on cardboard.

They each have talents, some strong and cool, others useless. It is not uncommon for a vampire to be telepathic, empathic, as well as able to manipulate the human mind into seeing or feeling a certain way, and doing what the vampire wants.

~I just searched the web for pictures of vampires doing cool things but other weird crap popped up, like screen shots of video games and such. *sigh* If you're a vamp fiend like me you're fully aware of them flying, mind reading, enchanting humans, etc.~
This is the consolation since I couldn't find any pics. I freaking LOVE Interview With A Vampire!

The speed. Oh, and the strength. Vampires are blessed with crazy ass strength and speed, but not quite the goofy fast forward warp speed you see on True Blood or Twilight. When a vampire moves at full speed you're lucky if you catch a glimpse of their clothing.

Have I missed something you were wondering about? How about your favorite type of vampire? Do you like them tortured and romantic or scary and deadly? Do they sparkle in your fantasies or burst into flames in the sun?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Characters in Supernatural/Post Apocalyptic Movies and TV shows you love (or love to hate)

It's no secret that I am an EXTREME Walking Dead fan. Hell, as I write this I'm sipping out of my Walking Dead Darryl and Crossbow coffee mug, while surrounded by my TWD toys, posters, and calendar. Oh, there's even a Darryl mask hanging on my wall. The show is off until October, but that doesn't mean we can't ponder on why we love these characters, and who we love the most.

Here's my list of characters from Supernatual/Preternatual/Post-Apocolyptic movies and shows:

5. All four girls from The Craft!
In the beginning of the movie you can't help but sympathize with these girls. They are the outcasts of their private school, shunned by pretty much every kid there. BUT, as the story unfolds you begin to feel...different. Bonnie becomes a stuck up, narcissistic bitch, Rochelle becomes petty and vengeful, and Nancy...that bitch is just crazy! The only redeemable character in the end is Sarah, and the actress's acting is only subpar compared to the other three. However, you can't help but cheer for the girls, up until the point where they knock poor Chris (Skeet Ulrich) from the window simply for denying Crazy Ass Nancy!
Like I said, crazier than a bat in a shit house!

4. Dean Winchester - Supernatual
It took me a while before I finally caught any of these shows and it's usually reruns. However, I wish I'd caught it from the beginning. I really think both brothers are fine and awesome, but there's just something about Dean. He's witty, sarcastic, strong, brave, intelligent, and has the most kissable lips! Plus, have you seen the video of him doing the Harlem Shake yet?
Momma loves a man who isn't too serious about himself!

3. Eric Draven - The Crow
We've all seen it, and more than likely, if you're a fan you watched this in your teens. You love it or hate it. Even if you love it you have to admit it is as cheesy as the music Eric Draven writes! With names like Fun Boy and Tin Tin you really can't expect a Shakespeare play.
Regardless of whether you hated it you HAVE to admit it has THE BEST soundtrack ever!!!!

2. The entire cast of Zombieland!!!
This movie is technically a comedy, but being as there's zombies in it, I think it qualifies for this blog! All four of them - Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock - have all redeemable qualities and all four add to the movie without being distracting. And you have to admit Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone are pretty damn easy on the eyes. Also, if you've watched this movie as many times as I have and memorized the rules you have a much better chance of survival when the Zombie Apocalypse comes!

1. Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead
Ah, Daryl Dixon. You can NOT help but cheer for this man!
He's kick ass, loyal, and so freaking gentle! You can't tell me you didn't sigh when he fed "Lil AssKicker"!
The man hasn't bathed in two years yet women every where want to rip his clothes off. It doesn't hurt that the actor, Norman Reedus, is extremely approachable and sweet. And who can forget this...
Forgive the quality, but it's the only clip of this scene I could find
You know every woman watching wished they were the one to comfort him! Even if he did smell like road kill wrapped in ass!

So there's my list of faves! Of course there are so many more I could list, but this is my top five! Do you have a list? Did any of them make this list?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creepy Dolls, Animal Skulls, and Eevie Jeevies....

I have no idea if Eevie Jeevies is a real phrase, but I'm using it, dammit! Not too long ago I pushed a desk into a back corner of the basement, and set up my laptop with an ergonomic keyboard. My wrists were giving me fits, as were my neck and back. Cool. So I have my own little writing cave. Well, this corner has morphed slowly yet surely. First, I made sure to have candles, mainly for the scent and ambiance. My muse decided she liked that so I'm now up to eight candles of varying sizes and smells. Little by little more things, odd things made their way into my cave. Like this...
That seems mild, right? I mean, who doesn't love Daryl, and of course I framed the cover of my first published book. The wolf painting below was something my baby sister painted for me years ago.

So I bet you're wondering why I said creepy dolls, skulls, and eevie jeevies. Well, here's what's been added over the past few months....

On the left is a doll my mom gave me to watch over me while I write. She's over fifty years old and has never looked any better than this. At least I put some clothes on her. On the right is a disembodied doll head I found at a flea market and an animal skull my son found for me. He found it in a creek called Skullbone Creek, oddly enough.

As things made their way over to my writing cave I became more creative, and more uneasy. There's been more than one occasion when I've been home alone, yet I've felt someone standing behind me. Even the dogs would circle around to stand behind me and stare off into space. Quite creepy, hence the feeling of eevie jeevies!

Here's the full picture of where I write...
The space itself doesn't really lend to stuff of horror movies, but I'm wondering if something didn't come along with the doll head or skull.

Do you have a writing cave or specific area just for penning your bestsellers? I would love to see a pic!