A horror weekend

No, before anyone shows concern, this isnt a bad weekend for me health wise, that happened a couple of weeks ago, lets face it. Its just that I wanted to do a piece for Memorial Day (even though I’m British) on the other blog, which means that ideally I want to put something up here too. So…

Yesterday, as mentioned on the other blog, was World Vampire Day. Nothing as exciting as the offer to get bitten by a vampire if you fancied it (and I would), but it was the anniversary of the date of release of Stoker’s book about Dracula. Fine, I’m past the point of innocent young virgin, but hey, a willing victim must be worth something?

The other horror item of note, conveniently is today, its Vincent Price’s birthday, his 108th, if still alive, the master of so many horror movies. Well, supposedly he passed away in 1993, but would anyone be surprised if he still lived, as a zombie, or a vampire, or something? No, sure not me!

I never met Price, unsurprisingly, so I have no idea if he seemed really nice, or really creepy in real life. Most likely, it was all part of the act, but I really dont know. The other thing I really remember Price movies for, is something called the Tingler, which was a corny horror movie, from 1959, which involved a parasite that thrived on, and fed on human fear. In certain cinemas, a number of seats were primed with small electric shock devices, which were set off in co-ordination with the parasite feeding on people in the movie. Of course, the desired squeals, and screams from audience members were obtained. Yes, I’d love it, goes without saying. For more details

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tingler

OK, video time. Whats the classic Vincent Price music movie moment? Why, Thriller, and the Rap, of course. I’m only posting the relevant scene here

But for those prepared to enjoy the whole 14 minutes, please find it here. Please note, normally I check a film is working before posting, but due to length, not done here. So if it sticks, dont moan at me!

Bite me baby, one time

Anyone thinking you’re getting Britney for the video, you’re wrong, lol!

Fine, it would be remiss of me to ignore an event coming up tomorrow. For those of us of Gaelic ancestry, we call it Samhain, for millions of others, its known as Halloween! So, being silly, lets focus on the latter, for once.

Tomorrow, at work, we have the chance to dress up in something suitable for Halloween, so I will be going in as a witch. Well, more likely I will be turning into a witch at work, but other than that…and fine, the hat, and the bus doors wouldnt work together anyway, lol!

No, sadly, as I write, I havent got a broomstick that can fly to commute to and from work, though I would love it if I had. So if anyone has one to spare, that they can get to Huddersfield for 9.00 tomorrow morning, please send. Fine, if its only available from tomorrow evening, just send it to work, at Bradford, and I would at least come home that way. Yes, I would, absolutely, given the chance! Fine, the alien spacecraft would be even better, but thats hardly Halloween, lets face it?

So, OK, waking up in the morning, or even at work, putting on that outfit, and discovering I really had witch skills, heaven! I’d try to be good, but fine, if someone really annoyed me, I might get naughty, and then…? ๐Ÿ˜‰

But yes, Halloween related, and in truth, being the submissive female, you know what would really turn me on? Yes, being the victim (if I considered that the right word?) of a vampire, biting into my neck, and, sucking, and, ooh! I know, for real, probably not fun being the thrall of a vampire, but fine, I’d love it happening to me. Probably the sensation of that bite, and feeling my blood flowing into their mouth, but…mmm!

I know, I should resist, but seriously, even if he didnt look into my eyes, and take control of my mind, then do it…?

But fine, at my age, and with my looks, I’m probably safe, unfortunately! But if I’m not here Thursday, you might start wondering…? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Right, video time. This was just one of those random You Tube searches, not a personalย  pick. Having said that, I’ve heard a lot worse, but I’ve heard better too. But yes, the song title wins out, lol! ๐Ÿ˜›

Which outfit for Halloween?

Actually, thats a play on words, but it would have given the game away completely if I hadnt done that! Mind, within a few minutes, you’ll know anyway, but for now…

I must say that one thing I’m loving at work at present, though I’m not sure how many others do, is that we are making an effort to ‘dress up’ for certain events. And yes, even though Halloween is nothing like as big here, as it is in the US (or so I’m told, closest I got was flying home on 30th, but shops were full of stuff), it seems we can get to dress up in ‘scary’ outfits to celebrate the day this year.

Fortunately for me, its a working day, falling on a Wednesday this year. Even more fortunately for me, I’m not actually doing calls on a Wednesday at present, as its my day of the week for doing the studying to finish my apprenticeship course. Yes, I know, such a course at 60! I know how silly I think that is, but if it has to be done…I suppose its a break from the phones, at least? Actually got the first, of 5 exams to finish that off, so I might feel differently about matters tomorrow night, after that, but besides that…

Thing was for me, what to dress up as, for Halloween. Yes, the chances of me not getting involved were miniscule, lol, given I love this sort of thing, and if people dont support it, it wont continue. And no, however scary some of the movie robots might have been, they dont really count as Halloween, lets face it.

I did consider vampire, because fine, I find the idea of being bitten like that rather exciting. But given I cant do make up, it would only really leave the teeth, so… I’ll be honest, I’d been thinking witch, simply because its the easiest option for a woman. And lets face it, with my looks, I have less need to be made up to look hideous than most. ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway, my friend Angie, that I know from Blackpool has been advertising lots of great outfits for sale. One of which was a gorgeous black hat, mask, and dress, for a witch. Thing is, the dress is a ‘few’ sizes smaller than ‘Miss Pear’ could wear. Yeah, about an 8/10 UK, whereas I need about a 16/18, ideally the latter especially if its a zip up dress! Not that I’m sure how I could study, wearing the mask, but anyway…

Well, besides that, a little later, a great looking red hat, this one in fact

witches hat

appeared, and yes, purchase has been arranged. There shortly will be two of us looking for a suitable dress, in my size to match. Oh, and if anyone knows of a broomstick, that actually flies, I’d love one, especially as First Buses went absent without leave again on Monday night! Perfect for Halloween, but I might be tempted to use more often, if one truly existed, lol!

As stated, the need for make up, to make me into a hideous witch, might not be critical! Ability to cast magic spells, purely optional, though might be fun!

So yes, if you see a witch flying through the sky on Halloween, between Bradford, and Huddersfield, I might have struck lucky! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Right, video time, something very silly, from the Muppets!

I just need to draw a little blood…

Oh fine, before anyone gets too excited or anything, it was just a little prick for a blood test. OK, fine, this old lady might have quite enjoyed a vampire biting her on the neck, and all that, but no, far more boring lol! Nor did they inject (to my knowledge) any secret transforming serum into my body either. So fine, all in all, a bit of a let down lol!

One thing I’ve never done, or at least remember ever doing, is dressing up for Halloween. Principally because its never been the same big event over here that it is in the US, and even now, when a few do dress up at least, it certainly didnt happen over here about 50 years ago, when I was young!

So yes, I sort of feel like I’ve missed up on all that dress up fun, and its not likely to happen now. The only time I’ve even been close to a proper Halloween was 2 years ago, when I was in LA until a few days before the big event, but thats as good as its got. And yes, over there, I’m pretty sure that even as an adult, I could have got in on the dressing up fun, if I’d been so inclined.

I must admit, I’d probably be more into dressing up properly as a witch, than a vampire, though if I was given the chance to do it, as the latter, I would! Oh fine, a robot would be even better, and I’m sure it could be done, but the others are more traditional, and would still be fun, so… But yes, under normal circumstances now, end of October wouldnt be a normal visiting time for me to the US. And by the time I can, post retirement, the body probably wont be up to all that dressing up, and wandering around stuff. Besides which, you normally need children somewhere around, so might have an issue there too, lol! ๐Ÿ˜›

So, no the blood test didnt involve the blood being taken from my neck, by any means. Just a needle into a vein, near the elbow, and plenty of blood removed, and that was it! What a letdown lol! Results in a week or two, though I’m not expecting to be told I’m a vampire, somehow!

For once, the video, I have no idea who this is, which is rare. And no, I’m not the cute blonde, vampirically transformed back into my youth either! Oh, I wish… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do vampires get a raw deal?

Oh fine, its only 2 weeks to Halloween, so lets get sort of topical. Yes, inspired by a story I read today!

http://192.155.80.152/Necrophobic/index.html

To save those who would rather not go read the story, this is the big quote

Intellectually, I know youโ€™re perfectly safe, but I just canโ€™t help remembering all the people in all those horror movies who thought they were perfectly safe too.โ€
Isabella sighed. โ€œI swear, I wish I could erase every one of those movies! So many hurtful stereotypes.โ€

So fine, I know, in real life (pretty much) there are no such things as vampires, in the classic movie sense, at least. But is she right, do vampires get a raw deal in the image we have of them, or not? No, I’m not offering my neck to one, as a meal, just like that, before anyone gets any ideas lol! But equally, if say, someone was willing to let a vampire have a meal of their blood, should it be totally frowned upon? I know, its all hypothetical (I assume?), but just consider it, all the same.

I mean, I know how ‘Isabella’ feels, because given the subject matter of my recent book, ECT, and the reaction of people to it, I know what she means. Because yes, if anyone asked most people about ECT, they’d think of ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’ in all likelihood, and modern treatments are nothing like that! I’m not saying its perfect, but the old image of ECT is just not true nowadays!

In truth, me, apart from a few blood tests, which involve very small amounts, I’ve never given blood to anyone. Mainly because I suffered with jaundice as a child, and was told back then, that meant I couldnt give blood donations. True or not now, no idea, but because of that, I’ve never actually got around to doing it, but probably should, if I can? But give blood to a vampire, like that? Hmm? I dont know, I sort of secretly fancy having my neck bit like that, but at the same time, the repercussions of doing so?

I know, I know, I’d love a scientist to inject me with robotizing nanites, or any kind of solution, so is there any great difference?

Right, video. I found this on a random search on You Tube. Warning, those who dont enjoy the sight of blood, dont watch it! I know, should be obvious, but…rolls eyes…