Horrorfest II: The Oddities of October

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So I have some bad news for you all. I was reviewing the month of October, and I have a lot of things that are happening this moth and I just don’t think I have the time to do 31 posts. I know, I’m so heartbroken. I guess I will have to just wait until next year. ūüė¶

So what I decided instead is that I will posts reviews of Horror films on the Odd days of October. This will only be 16 posts instead of 31. While it doesn’t sound nearly as cool, I would rather do less and complete a goal than have to stop right in the middle. If I happen to find extra time I will add more to the month, although I don’t see that happening, but then again one never does. I hope you still enjoy this Horrorfest 2013!

Never Enough Time

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This is such a huge problem with me. I have a to read list that grows faster than I can go through it. There are so many amazing things I want to read, but there is just too little time in the world to get it all done. I swear, they multiply like rabbits.

I feel like Burgess Meredith, all I want to do is sit and read in the corner.

A reader’s shelf is never empty. Mostly because we keep stacking books on it.

To go to the previous book lover post, go to Words to Live By

Horrorfest II: Return of the Terror and Woe

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So last year I experimented at attempted to do 31 posts on horrifying films and TV episodes everyday in October, Horrorfest. I had so much fun doing it and it really got me into the Halloween spirit that I decided to bring back this year. Hopefully I can think of another 31 films. So here’s to 31 days of terror, woe, suspense, thrills, monsters, ghouls, and ghosts!

Happy Horror Days!

What’s the Dealio

So this may surprise many but I was never a Harry Potter fan. At the risk of sounding hipster (which I don’t like) it was always too mainstream.

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So you’re probably wondering what’s the point and where am I going with this? Well my boyfriend Michael and I struck a deal this summer involving Harry Potter.

So my boyfriend is a huge fan of Harry Potter, a ginormous fan. His Potteriness is as strong as my Austeniteness. He has read all the books, seen all the movies, knows the additional info, trivia, etc.

So my deal was that I would finally watch all 8 films, but for every one I saw he would have to watch an Austen film as Jane Austen is such a huge part of my life. I mean  look at my blogs name. So far we have seen:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone = Pride & Prejudice (1995) Episodes 1-3

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets = Pride & Prejudice (1995) Episodes 4-6

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban = Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire = Northanger Abbey (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix = ?

So far he seems to have liked them. His favorite was Sense and Sensibility, because so many actors that were in it were also in the Harry Potter series. In fact, you could call Harry Potter a Sense and Sensibility reunion.

I really liked¬†Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the best. The other ones were ok, but ¬†I thought that one had the best plot, action, & lines. I did like the booby trap scenes in¬†Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film. Especially the chess game scene. Pretty much I’ve just been having fun spending time with him and sharing my favorite things while experiencing his.

So while I know Michael thinks he is converting me to Harry Potter and making me a fan.  In reality, my evil plan is the one that is really working, as I am slowly and subtly getting Austen into his soul.

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Soon he will be one of us.

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Hello? Is There a Killer in My Kitchen?

I know how much we all love to make fun of these. ūüėÄ I also just had to post this on a Friday the 13th.

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(Especially a Friday the 13th in the year 2013! Oooh, scary! LOL!)182536591116653346_zgp9ZO7d_c

If you are into scary movies then I suggest reviewing Horrorfest: 31 Day of Terror and Woe. Also keep your eyes peeled for a sequel!

And if you want to continue in this Friday the 13th mood, check out Camp Blood: Friday the 13th (1980) and A Deliciously Creepy Tale: Butterfinger the 13th.

Apologies

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So remember that plan I set out way back in May that I was going to spend all summer reviewing Pride & Prejudice, a thing I thought would carry on into the fall? Well things didn’t go exactly as planned. As the old saying goes

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To be honest this is my motto as when I have a plan, life always gets in the way and throws a curve ball. It makes me feel like the creators of Jurassic Park. I have this plan, this vision, but then…

Life finds a way and screws up all my plans. Although having Jeff Goldblum would be nice ūüėČ I’m not saying that my summer turned out bad because of these changes, it just caused my original plans to be discarded for the moment.

So this summer a friend of mine invited me to be in these three 30‚Äďminute Shakespeare plays that her new community theatre production was putting on (As You Like It, King Lear,¬†&¬†Comedy of Errors). This took up mid‚ÄďMay to Mid‚ÄďJuly. This was not enough to shove Jane Austen and my blog to the wayside, I was also working on a blog with my mother based on The Cat Who series. We would read the books, review them, make recipes out of the cookbook that goes with the series, photograph them, and then blog about it. (if interested check out The Cat Who Wrote a Blog)¬†In combination to this, my niece came down to visit staying from mid-June to the end of July. And the¬†Pi√®ce de¬†r√©sistance, I got a boyfriend.

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I know, I know. You are all probably wondering how that happened. I still don’t know myself. But somehow it did. And no he is not an Austenite, but there is always time to remedy that.

Just kidding. I'm not going to take it that far.

Just kidding. I’m not going to take it that far.

So we are going to call him Michael. And he has a lot of great qualities; ¬†respectful, intelligent, cute ;), has an¬†amazing taste in books and movies; and just someone I can talk to. Most importantly…

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Anyways I’ll take more about him later. And I haven’t been completely slacking off. However, with school, work, clubs, and volunteering my writings will be once again very sporadic. But, never fear Horrorfest II is still coming and will be here. I am very excited for it!!! I loved doing Horrorfest and want it to be a yearly thing, as continue as long as I can think of 31 horror/suspense films. So while things never go exactly as we want it, there is still many pleasant surprises on the way.