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Woman in Black 2

Woman in Black - Angel of Death

B movies

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Hammer Time!

Everyday is Hammer Time at Attention Earthlings!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review: The Weiser Book of Horror And The Occult

My review of "The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult: Hidden Magic, Occult Truths, and the Stories That Started It All".



Horror Takes Its Time
Looking for a thoughtful fright? Or perhaps a frightful thought? Packed with stories selected by one of today's leading esoteric scholars, this book will do more than make your toes curl and your skin crawl. These tales reveal hidden truths, inspire forbidden pursuits, and divulge the secrets of magical initiation in the guise of fiction. Covering topics from rituals to hauntings to Satanism, this one-of-a-kind volume includes selections from:
  • Aleister Crowley
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Arthur Machen
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • Ralph Adams Cram
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Dion Fortune
  • Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • Bram Stoker
As DuQuette writes in his introduction, horror takes its time. It creeps in, seeps in, and lingers. These stories will take you hours to read, but they will stay with you, biting at your heels from the shadows, eternally. Don't say we didn't warn you...



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Female Thor hits video games

While Marvel hasn't inked the story line for the female Thor, she has already made it to video games.D3Publisher has already added the hammer-swinger to it's  Marvel Puzzle Quest.

Check out some of the art at ... http://www.demiurgestudios.com/blog/making-of-thor-goddess-of-thunder-art/


Saturday, October 18, 2014

The week wrap-up 10/18

October is my favorite month and it seems to be slipping away far faster than I would like. On the upside, with the pleasant weather, I am leaving the doors and windows open and, on the downside, I've had an increase in household bugs. Peppy has also tracked in a record amount of leaves --- how does he do it?

Peppy is not his usual self and I am hopping that it is nothing more than Wednesday's pizza. We have had several Vet visits this year, with his ear infection, and I hate to take him to the Vet again. Those visits really stress him out --- and they don't do much for me either.

This week I received a summons from Sister to repair some Kitchen pluming.  After removing her garbage disposal, I told her that I needed some parts. Wisely, she called a plummer. If you knew my DIY skills, you'd understand. In between dozens of political "robocalls", I managed to paint the floor and walls of the back-porch and replace the template to this blog.

It may take some time to move into this new blog theme, but Rome wasn't built  in a day. I just couldn't stand seeing the old theme jacked-up. It looked like crap when the host for the javascript and some of the pictures failed.

Gaming...

I am still playing Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently, I am playing a Sith Inquisitor named Abif; and I am enjoying the bounty-hunting weekend. When not bounty-hunting, I am at level 29 and I'm doing the Alderaan missions.

Books...

I tried to upload a review of the book The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult but my Youtube video crashed twice. I'm not sure what's wrong and I'd hate to be unable to upload book reviews. I'll give it another try tonight.

I've read  The Fun of Staying in Touch by Roberta Grimes. Hopefully, I can get my video issues straightened out to do a video review of this book. If not, I guess I'll post a written review on Gnostalgia (link) and Attention Earthlings.

Movies...

I really haven't watched any movies. Having said that, I plan to watch "Wolfman" tonight on Svengoolie.

Sports....

Nope. I just don't seem as interested in Football, or any sports for that matter, since Dad passed away.

Things to come...

I am really looking forward to Julie Ferguson's new book Arizona’s Back Roads: A Travel Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws, and Miners (link). Hopefully, I'll get this book before Halloween.
If the Author and publishers allow it, I will post an excerpt of this book.

Bummer of the week...

Come on Doritos, you can do better than this! No chip was larger than a quarter!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In my mailbox: Falling Sky

A cross-post from Gnostalgia...

This was a surprise from Pyr. Looks good; I'm giving this one a read.

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Ben Gold lives in dangerous times. Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground.
Ben has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that’s not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he’s ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back.
This brings him to Gastown, a city in the air recently conquered by belligerent and expansionist pirates. When events turn deadly, Ben must decide what really matters–whether to risk it all on a desperate chance for a better future or to truly remain on his own.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW The Woman in Black - Angel of Death (2015) Official Teaser Trailer #2

Dammit! That made me jump ... lol. I love Hammer----


Woman in Black - Angel of Death is set 40 years (WWII era) after the first movie. In this tale, children have been relocated to the safety of Eel Marsh House from the German blitz. Oh those poor kids ---

Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

source: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/halloween-cocktail-mr-hyde-potion/index.html

It's my favorite time of the year. Just to help you find a little more spirit in your Halloween, I've found a cocktail that should put some backbone in your skeleton.

BTW: Let the dry ice completely dissolve before drinking...

Mr. Hyde PotionEnlarge Photo+Sam Henderson

Ingredients

8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
8 blackberries
dry ice (optional) Note: Use only if you're familiar with dry ice safety measures
purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)


Instructions

1. Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.
2. Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.
3. Place 2 blackberries on each lavender sprig and set aside. Tip: For best results, insert a toothpick through blackberry first to make a small hole for the lavender stem.
4. Cut and juice lemon. Strain to remove pulp, if desired. Add spirits, syrups and juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (about 20 seconds).
5.Pour drink into beakers, add a small piece of dry ice (optional) and a lavender-blackberry skewer.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Elixer of the Undead Zombie Wine Bottle Holder

I need one of these! Of course, I probably wouldn't put it away after Halloween. This is a wine bottle holder that would stay out all year ... lol


Elixer of the Undead Zombie Wine Bottle Holder

SWTOR Shadow of Revan Expansion Announcement Trailer

I've really enjoyed playing SWTOR for free (yes, I'm a cheap bastard), but I am tempted to spring for the new expansion...



Join me on the game at www.swtor.com/play-free (currently playing a Sith named Abif) or find out more about the expansion at www.swtor.com/shadow-of-revan

Friday, October 10, 2014

Send your name to Mars

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Human Resources

An interesting new game title is on Kickstarter, Human Resources (link).


 

 The game is scheduled for release in Feb. 2016. Give it a look and see what you think.