It’s no big secret that I love watching/marathoning TV programs. My best friend Lawrence and I watched the entire second series of Lost (400+ minutes!) in roughly two days, and can easily do it again! For the first two days of this week, I’ve replicated my insane marathoning skills, took over my living room and watched all of hit FX show American Horror Story in two short days. I’m a huge, huge fan of anything horror-related, and have been looking for an ongoing horror TV series for a long time now. Supernatural filled that void for the first few seasons, but since I’ve fallen behind and the dynamic duo became a triumphant trio and embroiled with all manner of angels and demons, it’s lost some of its glamour for me. Anyway, American Horror Story is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s described as an ‘anthology’ show and while the series aren’t connected in terms of story, they occasionally use the same actors and actresses, and all are written by Brad Falchuck and Ryan Murphy (who in a rather unexpected turn, are also the team behind Glee). The first series is set in a ‘murder house’ that troubled family Ben, Vivian and daughter Violet Harmon move into, unaware of the menagerie of murderous and occasionally belligerent ghosts that were there first. While the first series is more concerned with traditional haunted house scares as well as some frankly twisted relationships, the second series far outshines it. Set in an asylum in 1964, hotshot journalist Lana Winters finds herself trapped in a precarious asylum ran by sadistic nuns and vicious doctors, who attempt to ‘cure’ her of homosexuality. Throw in a serial killer with serial mommy issues, alien abductions and some truly outstanding character arcs, you have some of the best 12 episodes of horror TV programmes to date. After the incredible performances and story of the second series, I am very, very excited for the next series to start in October, and will not be missing an episode.
After I’d spent Monday and Tuesday marathoning TV shows, on Wednesday I took a trip out to Lincoln to hang out with my best friend Gina. We both got dressed up in Lolita (I made my train journey in it and surprisingly didn’t get any strange looks or comments!) and settled in at hers to play video games on the Wii all day and discussed Adventure Time at great length! In the evening, bereft of anything to do to get us out of the house, and seeing nothing decent on at the cinema, Gina and I decided to go bowling… Decked out in our Loli finery, of course! We had a really fun evening, and Gina totally kicked my ass at air hockey. From the bowling alley, we went back to Gina’s and settled in for an evening of watching Family Guy and American Dad. The next day was more gaming on the Wii, and then we had a lovely tea party! When I finally came home, I collapsed into the sofa (a 40-minute walk in heels really drains you!), had a bath and then slept for a very long time!
|Gina and I!|
|Gina and I!|
|Super cute tea party!|
In a fairly important announcements, 5thDimension Comics, the comics company that graciously host my webcomic Beasts of Baxley have launched a Kickstarter to crowd source funds for their first anthology volume The Wisdom of Fools (you may remember me reviewing one of the stories a few weeks ago) and so far, it’s going well! However, I ask that if you can, please donate, as I (and everyone else at 5D comics) wants to see this project come to light, and it’s very important to all of us. Please pledge what you can for this awesome, awesome project! I will be posting a blog later this week with further details, and an interview with David M Brown, head honcho at 5D.
As for the rest of my week back in Sheffield, it’s been much of the same: watching TV, reading comic books, reading Game of Thrones, watching horror films and yearning for autumn to roll around!
However, later today I’m making my usual pilgrimage back home to Gainsborough for a two week holiday! I’m going down to Lawrence’s while his parents are on holiday to do our usual- marathon Lost, go out for dinner and watch films!
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