Ready Player One Database


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LEGEND    ^=Cartoon  *=Saturday morning  ‘cartoon’    += text adventure game   @=RPG   
Akalabeth
Superfriends ^
Police
Peter Jackson
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Joust  (1982)
Wargames
Journey
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Voyager, Enterprise)
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not a cartoon
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Thundar the Barbarian *
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Pitfall
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Kurt Vonnegut
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G.I. Joe *
Neil Stephenson
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H.R. Pufnstuf *
(not a cartoon)
Battlezone
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Go Speed Racer Go*
Richard Morgan
Tennis for 2 (1958)
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(87 hit beds are burning
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Forget ref. to
Robotrohn 2084
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(or Maguma Taishi  in Japan)
‘Rockin like Dokken
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 Halderman
astrosmash
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ikari Warriors
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neon genesis evangelion ^
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Coulrophobia and Fata Morgana by Jacob M. Appel


Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana

So what is Coulrophobia?

 it is a fear of clowns. The term is of recent origin, probably dating from the 1980s, and according to one analyst, “has been coined more on the Internet than in printed form because it does not appear in any previously published, psychiatric, unabridged, or abridged dictionary.”  Coulrophobia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Considering the upcoming AHS season and It due in theaters I think in September this is certainly a great word vocabulary word to teach. (Honestly each week or month there should be a phobia in vocabulary for class)

& Fata Morgana

A FataMorgana is an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. It is the Italian name for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages, often seen in the Strait of Messina, were fairy castles in the air or false land created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their death. Fata Morgana (mirage) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I’ve read Jacob’s previous book, as I had signed up to win a free copy on Goodreads. I didn’t win but Jacob sent one to me to read and review.  Towards the end of 2016, I received this book I didn’t even sign up for anything. I just dropped Jacob a message to say thank you and I’d get to it in 2017 as I already had my reading list planned.

There are 10 short stories in this anthology the first is titled

The Butcher’s Music

Rita is a butcher shop owner and butcher herself,  her sister Tammy plays cello an the sisters have not seen each other in 3 years.  Rita has a sort of boyfriend that works next door from her shop. Tammy drops a bomb that she’s coming for a visit but the bomb is really what she reveals to Rita as to why she needs help.

 

The Punishment

Read 4 1/2 pages so far but may have to re-read that as I don’t remember a thing of what I read

There’s a character named Patzi and I think she has a son who just got in formal trouble with the law

 

Pollen

I already forget this story and what its about… and its only been a day or 2 since I read it… Yet I can remember the gist of the previous 2.

 

Boundaries

So I’m writing this up right after I finish the story.. There’s Artie Kimmel who along with a partner is pro0tecting the U.S. Canadian board. Its Christmas (or xmas eve) and the past many years they’ve had the tradition of being on together and watching holiday movies as its normally a slow night. Tonight is a snowglobe of falling and blowing snow when a car pulls up and the person inside seems to have smallpox.

 

Coulrophobia

So a mime rents an apartment and the landlord makes mime pun jokes. The Mime I think his name was. Being the parents could only afford for the boy to go to some community thing that was free Simon made a Mime camp just for the boy. Teaching him all sort of things, eventually he teaches the step mother as well. the moral of the story is basically you’ll be all alone if you are jealous and Prejudice (if you want to call it that)

Not big on this one, I did not find it interesting and frankly a bit of a scare or joke would have been nice to break up the monotony of the story (and I don’t mean the landlord’s lame mime jokes)

 

Saluting the Magpie

What peeves me more than parents that don’t pay attention to their kids is ones that freak out over the littlest (and most common) things like things er phases  that babies have gone though for  decades.

Calliope swallows a penny on her mother Gillian’s watch. First off, I’m 50% sure that since coins have been around,  babies have been swallowing them. at least once. There’s an age they get grabby, another they ‘eat’ things sometimes these happen at the same time.  I’ve swallowed pennies…yes plural… as a child but my mother said she put her fingers down my throat and got them out herself.  The woman in this book is wound too tight to be a mother, she needs one of my anti-anxiety  pills I take when I feel one coming on, basically and literally “a chill pill’

Quite honestly I wanted to smack her in the face for the hysterics, and the husband doesn’t say a word to defend himself when she’s blaming HIM for HER slack baby watching. Honestly why wasn’t the baby in the playpen?  Where/what as she doing when the baby ate it? I feel the husband’s frustration and want to yell at her for him!

Fata Morgana

a couple that lives countries apart, one in the states the other I think was Denmark or Norway. They marry and spend their honeymoon in Iceland. At this point that all I can remember besides the husband hurting his leg and the wife having some serious Nicotine withdrawal

Hearth and Home

a friendly affair, of culture and loneliness and a laugh at the end.

 

Counting

2 people working for the Census bureau go out to the desert to do their thing with 2 people who don’t want to exist.  The husband builds with playing cards so, they make a deal if he can build to the rafter of the house without it falling, then the Census get’s their answers, if it doesn’t fall then they go away otherwise then they get the information they are there for.

 

Silent Theology

Some reverend’s dead wife is cheating on him with Greta Garbo. Sort of funny in a morbid way, yet if I were to analyze it (which I hate when people do) to what it might be a metaphor for, I’d say senility, dementia etc.  The daughters are awful one a fanatic the other leans away from the family’s beliefs etc.

 

 

I think the best 2 stories were The Butcher’s Music and Boundaries. Also I can remember Counting quite well as well.

Strange but True VAMPIRES from Beyond the Grave – Rowan Wilson


Vampires: Blood Suckers from Beyond the Gravewith a copyrite in the 1990s

“What is a vampire” The theoretical start of this book asks. It covers mostly the metaphoric sort rather than the fictional.  It goes through some old cases more of superstition because at the time the decay rate was not known as it is now, it then goes into that its a type of possession (oh so wait I’m possessed not Obsessed?)

The book in the chapter ‘Monsters of the carpathians covers the story of Vlad Dracul and Elizabeth Bathory however I am not sure how reliable this book is as some of the 2 stories sound different to what I’ve read once before but there is also additional information that I had not read before either so I’m not sure about this book.  Then there’s the chapter on Vampire murderers Vincenz Verenzi, Peter Kurten, Fritz Haarmann, and Wayne Boden  and the flesh eaters Jeffery Dahmer and Issei Sagawa. as I said it’s more along the lines of the metaphoric vampire of blood lust, sex or drug addiction.

There’s also a quick look ay vampire in Fiction with the original Vampyr and Varney the Vampire: Feast of Blood. (Both of which I have on my kindle to get to.. Varney as it was part of the Penny Dreadfuls clocks in at 800 something pages) as well as Dracula which put the vampire story on the map. There’s also vampires in Film as well. There’s also miscellany facts strewn through out the book in boxes

The writing is decent enough but I feel some of the information is repeated so I would get a little confused thinking I was re-reading the same thing over. Maybe they didn’t take such good notes, (or couldn’t read them so well) Otherwise I got through it just fine. It was an interesting read if all the facts were right (even the variations in the stories of Vlad and Bathory.

It’s a short read

Dog Gone, Back Soon by Nick Trout


Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills, #2)    Fiction, Animals, Humor, Romance

Wait how did a fish write a book?!?!!

Mom has one of those Reader’s Digest large print  book subscriptions. She had a few laughs at this and told me a couple of them. At the start (just a chapter or so in) a big Mastiff comes in, the kid Stu made brownies tells the vet its that chocolate toxicity when in fact it was pot brownies! The dog ate the plate of them!

Being as the book large print books mom gets are 2 in one and therefore condensed, when I got to the end of the book I was just like that’s all? That’s the end? I enjoyed reading the book but wasn’t happy with the ending as it felt like it was someone brushing lint off their shoulder.

I do think it would be cool as a movie tho (maybe a tv movie would end up on Hallmark or some girly station that would be awfully written and acted.

I’d say get the real book, as this just felt like it was missing something but I’m guessing it was just the filler.

Get the paperback, or kindle version here

#booksmomloves

2014 Avatar Awards


So I’m ‘re-airing past Avatar awards as posts in the months leading up to the airing of 2017s awards in December.

I am trying to clear out a few pages in hopes the menu will not be as confusing.  You can still find 2016’s awards in the menu above  until sometime in the fall  (or December) depending when I get to set up and organize it.

2014   Avatar awards in 2015

©Kim Marie Ostrowski

Sounds pretty cool as an award name?!?!

1 Avatar Awards ticket 2014

Ticket’s Please

 

This is not the Oscars…cause they’re too snooty, though Neil Patrick Harris can run around with his underwear all he wants, and unlike the Oscars unless it’s for filming, No ‘Rick Grimes bear beards’

Awards are noted, but there  are some I did not find someone or watch something worthy of it, so it was left blank. I do try my best to see as much as I can but Life also gets in the way. I also hope net year that I can do this with more variety than just writing the text in.

Just because it’s here does not mean it won, I also sometimes note other awards winners (esp. If they’re a nominee for an Avatar Award)

(PCA)= People’s Choice Awards    (CCA) Critics’ Choice Awards

Avatar Award winners– Red, Blue, Underline or Bold

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Some of the following movies are from previous years because I was not able to attend in Theater or video release was not available before  December 2013


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Best  Genre movie

enre movie

Horror      The Conjuring  Annabelle  As above so below Ouija Dracula untold Jessabelle Horns Into the Storm

Actor/Actress- Justin Long (iHorror)  for Tusk

Action   Lucy Captain America   American Outlaws  Need for Speed   Snowpiercer  John Wick The Equalizer

Actor- Keanu Reeves-John Wick   Vinnie Jones   Mark Wahlberg  Pierce Bronson  Luke Evans  Hugh Jackman Chris Evans (pca) Denzel rimetime

Actress- Scarlett Johanson– Lucy, Capt America Winter soldier etc

Sci-fi            Mr. Nobody   Snowpiercer  Tusk  The Giver  Earth to Echo Edge of Tomorrow

Fantasy      Iron Sky  Hobbit: Battle of 5 armies Ragnarock

Thriller or Mystery sabotage  Abandon   old Boy Lucy November Man Jon Wick Gone girl Horns Into the Storm

Comedy–  Blended    St. Vincent   The Interview   Witching & Bitching  Night at the Museum: Secret of The Tomb

Comedic Actor– Adam Sandler PCA  Channing Tatum Seth Rogan Zach Efron jonah hill  Ben Stiller

Actress Drew Barrymore   Melissa McCarthy (pca)

Romantic  Blended

Drama–      Hours

Dramatic Actor

Dramatic Actress– Emma Stone, Meryl Streep Shayline Woodley Chloe Grace Morentz Reese Witherspoon

Crime– Escape Plan

Animated–  The Nut Job  Frozen  How to Train your dragon 2

Family  – Ragnarock The Giver The Maze Runner Earth to Echo

Animated Charater – Penguins of Madagascar   Toothless (how to train your dragon 2)

(based)True Story   – (? Old Boy) Monuments men, When the Game stands Tall(?)

Tear jerker– Hours

Documentary– Never Sleep again: The Elm street legacy

Adventure– AS above so below Ragnorock

Superhero (actor)  Chris Evans   Capt. American       Guardians of the Galaxy

Comic Book Inspired:   Captain America

Book Inspired– The Maze Runner The Giver

Most Improved Sequel (from last)  –

Most under used/estimated Character   –

Most under used actor/actress

Fave Face of Heroism–   Capt. America

Movie/Cult  following

Favorite movie actor –    Mark Walberg  Chris Evans  Hugh Jackman

Favorite Movie Actress–    Scarlett Johnsson  Reese Witherspoon Melissa McCarthy

Young actor-

Young Actress –

 

Best   lead 

Male        Josh Brolin –Old boy   Luke Evans –Dracula Untold  Brad Pitt,  Robert Downey Jr.  Hugh Jackman

Mark Wahlberg  Keanu Reeves- John Wick Michael Keaton-Birdman

Female     Scarlett johnsson   Amy Adams (big Eyes) Reese Witherspoon

Supporting  

Actor         Robert Duvall Ethan Hawke Edward Norton(birdman)     J.K. Simmons (whiplash) (GG)

Actress     Keira Knightly (imitation game)  Emma Stone (Birdman)  Meryl Streep   (into the woods) Patricia Arquette (BoyHood (GG)  

Breakout Performance

Male          

Female

Comedic Performance  (solo, duo or group)      Drew Barrymore & Adam Sandler    Melissa McCarthy & Bill Murray

 

Best Remake–  Movie     Brick Mansions (France ‘District 13)

  Book       (didn’t read) but Liked The Giver

Tv 

Most screwed up or coolest  name……

 

QUOTE(s)–   I stuck his head in a blender & killed him- You’re Next

SO what are we, Vikings? –Bullet to the Head

Aww damn, its sir screams a lot-Ice Cube Ride along

Peanut Butter & Jealous – Dave Franco in The Interview

 

 

This year’s guests, Nominees and winners will receive Swag bags full of goodies

What EVERYONE will be taking home

Take a peek swag_bag basicin yours

 (put together via Amazon.com for amusement purposes as well as if you’d be interested)

 

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Cinematography- Pompeii (esp. towards end)
Costumes Pompeii (Canadian awards)    Dracula:Untold
Director Peter Jackson
Producer
Screen Writer /Screen play Old Boy  Mark ProtosevichWes Anderson Grand Budapest hotelThe Giver
Screen (Scream) Play Escape Plan   Old boy  The Giver   Grand Budapest Hotel
Sequel
Foreign import Witching & Bitching   The Babadook-Australia
Camp/Geek movie Knights of Badassdom
Best FX Iron Sky   47 Ronin
Make-up Deliver us from Evil (iHorror)
Stunt Brick Mansions (pick One)
Best Cameo Zak Gandalfiakis     Eminem-The Interview
Ensemble cast Sabotage
3-D movie
Direct Release Taking of Deborah Logan (ihorror)
Hollywood Hottie
Best Villian/ Dirtbag /Evil Genius Luke Evans Fast & Furious 6 & No One Lives
Bad ass Character Josh Brolin-Old Boy  Keanu Reeves-John Wick
 Holy $h!+ performance
WTF’ scene of Year Bat fist- Dracula Untold
Indy Movie Afflicted (iHorror)
Movie Duo
Best Fight(s) Brick Mansions
Best (presumed) Death(incl TV)
Scared as shit performance
Memorable Mutilation You’re next’s Blender Head   Gut Twister & Swiss army Machete   Chunk Neck Shanks-Old boy
LMAO moment
Best Kiss
Global Star Chris Hemsworth
Best Chase Scene
Next Gen * Chloe Grace Morentz
Sexiest Beastie.. Clayton Danvers –Bitten (Played by Greyston Holt
Biggest bad-ass star Josh Brolin (old boy)  Keanu Reeves –John Wick
Villain Make over Vampire-the Strain (tv)
Fashion Comeback
Most Anticipated Movie Warcraft  The Goonies  2 Pacific Rim 2  Ghost Busters (remake)
‘Best’ WORST Movie Sharknado 2: The Second one (in NY)
Shameless Product Placement The Last Ship: Coors beer       White Collar: Go pro camera
Ultimate Scream
Scream Queen
Moldy(came out 1 or more years previous) Clue
Best 1 word Emote
New CULT Following
Battle to remove the  casting of
Year end movie
Movie Performance Jennifer Aniston (?)   & Michael Keaton for Birdman (from People awards)

EW’s Chart Attack Year end edition

Top Movies (based on Box office)

1 .Guardians of the galaxy

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  2. Captain America Winter Soldier

  3. The Lego Movie

  4. Transformers: Age of Extinction

6 Maleficent

7 X-men:Days of Future Past

8 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

9 The Amazing Spider-man 2

10 Godzilla

 

 

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©Steve Thompson (made for me) http://tagsforkids.hubpages.com/

Wish I could do that- 1 word..er name… LUCY

Golden Globes George Clooney (Lifetime achievement award?)

Genius Award (CC)

SCREAM’s HEROINE Award- 

ULTIMATE VILLAN  –    Mahmed  Dracula Untold

Scream’s Maverick Award

Visionary

 Tribute –  Shirley Temple

Movie Icon– Shirley Temple

 

Best movie of 2014 (must be at least 1 movie per month among noms)  –   

12 Years a Slave (CC)  Old boy Capt America: Winter soldier Divergent Open Grave Lucy Sabotage

Jan–   Open Grave  Knights of Badassdom

Feb   Monuments men   Pompeii

 Mar   Divergent   Grand Budapest Hotel

April–     Captain America Winter’s Soldier

May –    Blended   maleficent

June–     How to train your dragon

July–   Earth to Echo Snow Piercer

Aug–     The Giver

Sept-       As above so Below, The Maze Runner

Oct-  Dracula Untold        Horns    John Wick

Nov

Dec-  The Hobbit Battle of Five Armies

Narrowed Down to:   Capt. America Winter Soldier   as much as I want to be Bias and choose Dracula untold  Snowpiercer

(Favorite Rental)

dvd video diskClue     Hours  Old Boy 

The following List has nothing to do with the Avatar Awards and defintaely Does NOT agree with many of the choices!  https://thedissolve.com/features/the-dissolve-canon/908-the-50-best-films-of-the-decade-so-far-part-1/ 

Honestly I saw No more than 5 movies I’d agree with but I think It might be more like 3! WReck-it Ralph, Zero Dark Thirty  and Maybe Grand Budapest Hotel Though some should be higher or lower than where they are!

http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/08/01/the-lost-art-of-the-movie-title/

 
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Television©Kim Marie Ostrowski

Best New show of 2014   Sleepy Hollow  Dads  Witches of East End Almost Human             

  Spring/Summer  Copper  True Blood Leverage White Collar  Haven     Walkin Dead          

  Fall/WinterVampire Diaries Hawaii 5-0 The Walking Dead   GG    Vampire Diaries Supernatural   American Horror Story s3:Coven (

 

Quote

Quote (top 5)   and  Moment

*Where I’m from (spam) it’s a controlled Substance –Hawaii 5-0

*Vex calling Dyson (a werewolf) ‘Marmaduke’ – Lost Girl

*Taxidermy Tetris – ? Alaska

***You are smitten with the accused and it’s adorable. Miss Vega will smell it on you like you stepped in Young Adult & tracked it into this Courtroom – Will Graham’s Lawyer on Hannibal

  • You are not gone,; because you are always in my heart-Ragnar Lothbrock in Vikings

*Calling me Satan is an insult to Satan-Damon Salvatore Vampire Diaries

*That’s bananapant’s – Undateable

*Get ready for a large file transfer –:::Window Breaks  & Out drops a file cabinet:: -Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 1

*”Obsessive speedo butts”  Duke talking nonsense  Have season 5 episode 4

  • ***If I’m not black I’d like someone to tell that to my hair andmy ass

***** you’re a big Marshmallow full of testosterone – Hawaii 5-0 Danny to MCGarret

*(more like a moment)  Zombies chillin, but turns out they are really humans posing to rob people – Z Nation

#1 Twitter is stupid, and instagram is twitter for people who can’t read

**I’ll smack you so hard you’ll regenerate- Clara to Doctor Who

 

 

Best NEW Show–  . Enlisted    intelligence  Black Box Resurrection Nightshift The Last Ship THe Leftovers   The Flash

How to get away with murder   Forever   Stalker   Constantine

Returning Show–  Under the dome   The Night Shift  TIE!

SEASONAL SHOW    Fall/Winter season

Summer/Spring  Crisis  Believe Resurrection Crossbones

Fave show Walking Dead   Once Upon a time Game of Thrones American Horror story

 

Actor    Travis Fimmel   Gustav Skarsgard  -Vikings  Stephen Amell  Clive Standen

Actress     Katheryn Winnick              Viola Davis(H2gawm)  Jessica Lange Katherine McPhee Sarah Paulson (AHS)

Actor in a new series –  ‘T.C.’  on Nightshift

Actress in a new series–  Viola Davis   Debra Messing  Jada Pinkett Smith Octavia Spencer  Katherine McPhee

 

Procedural  How to get away with Murder  NCIS:New Orleans Hawaii 5-0 The Night Shift  Elementary Stalker

Actor/Actress  in Procedural

Cable actor– Matt Bomer(PCA)  Charlie Hunnam   Sean Bean   Eric Dane   William H Macy

 

Supporting actress – Kathy Bate   Sarah Paulson  for American Horror story Freak show

Supporting Actor- Matt Bomer  for the Normal Heart

 

 Drama   Night shift  How to get away with murder

Actor

Actress- Ellen Pompeo (pca)

NEW Drama– Intelligence  Crisis  Resurrection  How to get away with Murder

Network Drama- Greys Anatomy (pca) How to get away with Murder The Originals  Forever Arrow Stalker

Drama Actor/Actress–   Dylan McDermott -Stalker

Comedy –   Enlisted    Growing Up Fisher   Un-dateable   Black*ish    Z-nation

Sitcom Classic-

Network comedy– Big Bang Theory (PCA)  Un-dateable Black*ish

Comedy Actor-   Chris D’Elia  from un-dateable  enlisted guys

Comedy Actress–  Kalley Cuoco )(PCA) Zoey Deschnel Amy Pholer Melissa MccArthy Sofia Vargera –modern family

NEW tv Comedy –   Black*ish

Horror series – Hannibal, The Walking Dead (ihorror)  The Strain Penny Dreadful Supernatural  Constantine

Sci fi-   Believe Resurrection  Bitten   Doctor Who Helix

Fantasy show–   Game of Thrones  Atlantis

Based on Comics- Arrow    The Flash   Constantine    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Sci-fi star-    Eric Balfour  J-pad Jansen Ackles Stephen Amell  Greyston Holt

Sci-fi/Fantasy Actress    Emilia Clarke

tv icon

 

Classic Show

 Period piece–   Black Sails    Vikings

Kids show– Big Time Rush

Game show– Hollywood Game night

ThemeGlory & Gore  (I think is the title) – Vikings     Supernatural

Mini-series–   Sons of Liberty   Ascension  True Detective  The Missing   Fargo (GG)

TV-movie–  Sharknado 2: The Second one   The Normal Heart

 

Best Ensemble cast –  Vikings   True Blood  Under the Dome   Resurrection  The Walking Dead  Scorpion

Tv Fan Following–  The Walking Dead  Supernatural  Comic Geeks

Best Newcomers  

Best   Costumes                 – Vikings

Best Set Designs  – Vikings    Bitten Supernatural

Best Character(s)  –

On screen Romance (movie or tv) –

Chemistry–(Movie or tv cast or ‘ship)  The Walking Dead Nightshift

Tv Couple-  Prince Charming & Snow white on Once Upon a Time are a real life couple

Best FX  –   The Walking Dead

Best Cross Over–  marvel movies to Shield   Scorpion & NCIS:LA

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Medi/Crime Drama–  Intelligence  Nightshift   Black box  How to Get Away with Murder

Cable tv Drama–   Walking Dead

Premium cable series –   GOT

Dramatic TV –  How to get away with murder     Stalker

Paranormal Show–   Ghost Adventures      Dead Files (can’t stand her though)

Cameo–   Jamie Alexander as Sif on Agents of SHIELD   Stan Lee   (or well once I realized it wasn’t hef!)

Best ‘Presumed’ Death

Memorable Moment –Walking dead s4  Carl eating a 112 oz can of Chocolate Pudding    Bob laughing at Terminus “Tainted Meat’ s5

 

Mem. Mutilation– Maggie’s use of a road sign- Walking Dead  Rick rips out some guys throat with his teeth and he’s not even a zombie!~ Walking dead  TIE

VillainThe Dome  (Under the Dome)  The Terminus ‘termites’

Anti-hero–   Rick Grimes   Darryl Dixon   Hannibal Lechter

Bromance–  Zankie (Frankie & Zack from Big Brother)

Gal Pals

Performance of the Year–  Lisa Kudrow (The Comback) & John Hamm (MadMen)  (from some award show)

 The Cast of Sons of Anarchy

 

Best Original (New) series –  Resurrection   Believe

 

Best Episode – Dad’s Mafia Game (Warner’s Got it made s1. E16)  Librarians S1 Ep 5

 

Best Episode of a Series Ended    – Choose a true blood ep!               (Pref. from season 6 Or the one with Godric)

 

Commercials-    Radio Shack ‘80s throwback   Mt Dew  “Dale call’   Bounty Choco milk  Afflack Golf  Pistachio Head  Axe Make love Not war M&M Russian Mob  Dorito’s Time Machine  Bud’s Puppy & Horse BFFs

 

 

Streaming Series –  Amazon’s  Transparent (GG)

Series we miss most–    True Blood

 

 

Reality   The Quest   Leah Remini-It’s all relative

Reality Competition–   Face-off     DWTS s 18 or 19  Big Brother season (2014) The quest  The Voice

Best Concept–   Darren & Tanner’s Alien on Face-off    Ve neil & co on Judge Night comp-Faceoff

Reality Fight

Reality CouplePeta & James     Frankie & Zack (well sort of Big Bro)   Nicole & hayden

Reality Hottie–   Juan from the Bachelor   Maks or Val or Derrek –DWTS

Reality Winners–  Maks & Meryl

 

Cartoon remakes-

Daytime Hosts–   The Chew  The Talk  The Talk     Ellen(PCA)

Night host–  Jimmy Kimmel  David Letterman  Graham Norton Show Jimmy Fallon

New Talk show host

Talk Show Host– Jimmy Fallon (People awards)

 

TV WTF Mo– Ricking Biting guys neck & he’s not even a zombie! –walking dead

 

Creative Arts (Movie & Tv) –

Creator- Michael Hirst – Vikings

Showrunner- Greg Berlanti Arrow & Flash

Stunts=

Make Up/FX-   Hannibal  Walking dead

Costume/set design – Vikings

Hair/make-up- Vikings

Lighting/Sound

Script (writer)- Michael Hirst- Vikings

Cinematography/Camera (Director)

 

Red Carpet Looks (do’s) –  Katheryn Winnick  Golden Goddess

Red Carpet DON’Ts– Joann Frogart(GGs) Acceptence in Glittery Black dress  w/ Roses trim

 

When will the networks learn??-

 

CHEERS! Happy Returns (or Welcome)to tv- Josh Holloway from Lost to Intelligence

 

BEST Guest Stars    Jamie Alexander (Sif) Agents of Shield

Honorable Mentions

 

2014 Final Farewells–      True Blood (#True to the End #Goodbyessuck)    White Collar

 

Moments of Silence for Series  (ended too early)   . Pretty much all the comedies I liked Enlisted, Growing Up Fisher, Dads, Almost Human  & some drama’s I liked  Drama’s Believe, star crossed Intelligence Dracula

 

TV GUIDE Fan favorites

Fave drama – outlander  Fave Duo Jamie & Claire (Outlander)

Horror Show- WalkingDead

Comedy- Big Bang Theory

Villain- Regina/Evil Queen

Favorite Actress- Stana Katic

Actor- Nathan Fillion

Reality Competition- The Voice

Guilty Pleasure- Syfy Movies

Sci-fi/Fantasy show- Arrow

New Show- THe Flash

 

The following were actually announced in shows that aired on TV

Pets-friendIan Somerhalder & the IS foundation

 

Favorite humanitarian Award-  Ben Affleck (PCA)   Ian Somerhalder

Lifetime Achievement award Robert Englund

Phyllis Diller Comedy award-  Kevin Hart

TV Icon-  Betty White  Henry Winkler  Tim Allen Roseanne Katey Segal Ed O’Neil

& the Talk dubs Betty White the most loved actress in the U.S.

 

Celeb Role Model–   Kate Hudson (from People awards)

Triple Threat– J.Lo  Actor, Producer & Singer

Phenomenon- Walking Dead

 

McCarthy says I’ll stick around as long as you’ll have me, you abused that privilege with me

-Betty White accepting TV Icon Award

 

 

 canadian-screen-awards-2015-mommy-big-film-winner-orphan-black-takes-top-tv-trophies – more 

 

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Book  To the 9s   High 5    Lover Awakened-J.R. Ward     Revival (iHorror)The Spellmans strike again by  Lisa LutzConfessions of a wild child- Jackie CollinsOcean at the end of the Lane Neil GainmanThe Rithmatist-Brendan SanderSign changes-Bart Hopkins Jr.
Author Janet Evanovich   J.R. Ward
Magazine/Article People’s Sexiest Man of the YearEw’s article w/ Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin
Vamp book Lover Awakened
Romance Full House by janet Evanovich
Fantasy
Fiction Cell (Stephen king)
Mystery / Crime Santa Clawed or Litter of the Law – Rita Mae Brown/Sneaky Pie BrownThe Student Body – Valerie Wolzien
Series Stephanie Plum series      BDB
Autobio/Memoir
Anthology/Short Story —-
Coolest Title The Cat ate my Gymsuit
Quote-  (or moment) *Sometimes its hard to tell what’s love & what’s ndigestion –Valerie Plum*I rolled my eyes so far into the back of my head I saw myself Thinking”-Stephanie Plum*Grandma Mazur stun Guns Mr. Plum  when he opens one eye & farts (LMAO)   Grams replies “oops someone must have stepped on a duck”*Your life is a rimetime Sitcom”-Ranger (to Stephanie) in Hard 8Assume makes an out of yu and me-CellThe Bananas are going to hit the fan whe she (grandma) finds out about this-Christine Pierce Full Bloom (Janet Evanovich)

 

Geek Gab

 

Video Game The Evil Within (ihorror)   

 

Comic Book Writer-

Comic book or Graphic Novel– The Strain (iHorror)  Saga Sandman overture  Chew

Comic Book Artist

 

Best Con  Texas Frightmare Weekend (iHorror)

 

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Last round of Best of Squidoo

squidoo patchMy Best Squidoo articles of the Year (weeks at top plus ranking & Likes)

#1  Cell

 

Purple purple stars     Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld    Terrific Toronto        Silly Sully

 

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2015 will be best pages, posts & Blogs

If you or yuor friend or family member Have a blog you think Deserves an award? (& No this is not one of those pass around ones) Here’s your chance! I Kim Marie Ostrowski aka Zodiac immortal & I alone am the ONLY one that gives this out.

 

Webster’s word of the year – Culture

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Music NoteMusicMusic Note

 

Artist Godsmack

Band –Godsmack, My Darkest Days  A7x popEvil 5 Finger Death Punch Hellyeah Seether Linkin Park Pretty Reckless

Alt. Band

 

Rock Goddess– Joan Jett, Lizzy Hale* (Halestrom) Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)

Titan – Phil Anselmo  M.Shadows, Dave Grhol Rob Halford Nikki Sixx Slash Corey Taylor

Rock Song–  Painkiller3 Days Grace Moth-Hellyeah  Rebellious-Linkin Park Stars- Sixx A.M. Coconut Dracula-Islander

Rock Video–  Wrong side of Heaven -5FDP  Hater-Korn  The Offspring Dividing by Zero  1000hp- Godsmack

Drummer– Shannon Larkin-Godsmack

Singer- Sully Erna    Corey Taylor  Ivan moody  of  5fDp

Guitarist-Brad Delson of Linkin Park Tom Maxwell of Hellyeah Slash, Zakk Wylde, Synester Gates of A7X

Rock Album1000Hp Godsmack, Blood for Blood  by Hellyeah, Linkin Parks, Modern Vintage by Sixx A.M.

Honor is all we know Rancid

Live– Linkin park, 5 finger Deathpunch, Godsmack, SlipKnot, Korn, A7x

 

 

Country Artist–    Lady Antebellum *hunterhayes

Country Group Rascal Flatts Zack Brown Band Perry Lady Antebellum (PCA)   Florida Georgia Line

Country Icon

R&B artist–   Jason Derulo ( Talk Dirty to me)

Hip Hop Iggy Azalea(PCA)  Jay-z Nicki Minaje Drake T.I.

SoundtrackAwesome mix– Guardians of the Galaxy   or Frozen

Single/Song–   1000hp- Godsmack  Shake it off- Taylor Swift  Talk Dirty to me- Jason Derulo  That Base

Album–   Godsmack 1000hp   My Darkest Days

Import

Oldie-  Swollen Members Greatest Hits

Moodiest

Music Video –   Fancy –Iggy Azaleya (for the Nostalgia)

Favorite pop artist   – Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

Male artist

Female artist-   Taylor Swift  Katy Perry, Lady Gaga  Iggy Azelya

Tribute–  Joan Jett,  Kiss  & Kool & the Gang

Devoted Fans– Godsmack  Black Veil Brides  5fdp A7X  Linkin Park  Nickleback

Rock n Roll HOF Inductees – Kiss, Nirvana, Hall & Oats, East Street Band, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt

 

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Sports

Horse Racing   ME! (I forget the name of the horse sorry) I should have bet on this horse at the track when I as there. It was a last minute feeling! & my friend had me picking the horses. & wouldn’t go with my last minute decision! It was like an 8-1 odds! I thik we would have won at least 4 figures.

 

Derek Jeter announces retirement

World Cup (soccer) upset (or so sounded) Germans beat Brazil 7-1 (Damn I should have bet something I somehow knew)

Me at Yonkers Race Track picking  horse named Orapax that shouldn’t have won & neither my friend or I put nothing on it in any way shape or form!

Hockey– *

L Petr Sykora retires (announced March 18)  Saku Koivu retires

Ryan Smyth Retires

Olympics- Canada Sweeps Hockey Gold

Kings Cup #2

Wrestling Wyatts beat the shield  Ultimate Warrior, Jake  the Snake & Mr T & Razor ramon inducted into HOF

Cena wins unified titles

 

Nascar–  Harvick wins Sprint Cup Championship Dale Jr. wins Daytona 500

 

 

Year of the – Selfie  (as noted by one of the news stations)

 

Entertainer(s) of the Year 2014

Legends on (tv) Pirates  Dracula  & Sleepy Hollow

 

#1  Witches &  werewolves   finally gotten their turn

#2. Zombies   (a lot more shows came out with a few more to come

#3  Pirates  well Black sails & Crossbones… & a new Pirates of the Caribbean on its way

 

Fads   Rubberband  Loom Bracelets    Paracord bracelets more zombie shows

 

Ew’s Entertainer of the Year   Jimmy Fallon

 

My new faves  Nathan Parsons (Originals & True Blood)

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 Fang awards

Vampire-Teeth

Best Vampire  Luke Evans (Dracula untold)   the guy in Afflicted  Tom Hiddleston -Only lovers left alive

The actors from The Originals Elija ( Daniel Gillies)  Klaus (Joseph Morgan) Rebecca (Claire Holt)

Vampire Diaires    ‘Enzo (by Michael Malarkey)  Damon Salvator, Stefan Salvator

Vampire book (or series) Black Dagger Brotherhood

Movie   Twilighters denied… Only NOMINEES with Fangs apply     Dracula Untold   Only lovers left alive   Afflicted (?)

Show   Aside from     Vamp Diaries s.-4 , The Strain  The Originals    are there any others left?

Fangs    Luke Evans (he’s got his own ..no need for caps!)  Paul Wesley (runner up)  Ian Somerhalder Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies  Tom Hiddleston (?) 

Actor  Luke Evans (Dracula Untold)   Michael Malarkey   Ian Somerhalder –Damon Salvatore   or  Paul Wesley (all from Vampire Diaries )  Daniel Gillies  Joseph Morgan-Klaus (from The Originals)   Tom Hiddleston (only lovers left alive)

 

Actress

Nina Dobrev as katherine Petrova  & Vampire Elena    (Vamp Diaires ) The True Blood Girls –  Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica (True Blood)    Kristin bauer as  Pam De Beaufort(true Blood) or Tara      Rutina Wesley-Tara True Blood   Rose in TVD

Vamp I miss most…… Our ‘fiends’ from True Blood

 

 RIPs

Actors–   James Avery (Dr. Phil on Fresh Prince)  Jim Lange (Dating Game) Phillip Seymore Hoffman Russell Johnson (the Professor of Gilligan’s Island)  Dave Madden (Partridge Family’s Kinkaid)  Roy Garber (Shipping Wars)  Shirley Temple   Sid Ceasar (from yonkers)  Ralph Wait (Waltons Dad)  Andy Griffith  Harold Raimis (Egon Ghostbusters) Robin Williams Lauren Bacall Anne Davis  (Brady Bunch) Eli Wallach  James Rebhorn Mickey Rooney  Bob Hoskiss Ruby Dee mary Rodgers  Ken Weatherway (Original Pugsly)  Sabah

Musicians –    Phil Everly (Everly Brothers)   Pete Segers  Tommy Ramone  D.J. Ez rock  Wayne Static (static-X)

 

Other –  ‘Joan Rivers (comedian)  Jonnie Mae Young (WWE)  Jim Henson (Muppet Creator)  Ultimate Warrior  Casey Kasem Mya Angelou Linda Petty Dick Smith (Make-up FX)   Jean Beliveau (Hockey) Oscar De La Renta   Patt Quinn (Hockey) Ruby Dee

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 WORST   Of the year

Movie Vikingdom Godzilla Expendables 3 Locke

Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead  V/H/S:Viral

Movie DisappointmentGodzilla

Movie Sequel Expendables 3

Worst FX or 3-D Worst RemakeTMNT

WORST Casting tv or movieThe Guy in 50 shades of grey

Bad Titling  based on plotAs above So below

Worst Tv series

Reality

Worst Cartoon RemakePound Puppies My Little Pony Scoob-doo Mystery Inc.

WORST Book/series Flash Fiction:72 Very short stories  (as short as they were, many were still a chore to read)

Magazine/Article

Worst Writing

(story may have been good just the writing made it dull or something)

Music Artist

Song

Album

Remix

Not happening award’ (Bad Acting  any misc. type stuff)         Face off’s Dragons EPIC FAIL

‘Staunker’ GO Away   (been in too much and see them everywhere)

Donal Louge   Timoh Pinkette

Worst vampire Makeover

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Miscellany recaps

 

Entertainer(s) of the Decade 2000-2009 (for those that missed it previous years)

 Johnny Depp  (yes like everyone else..but….)

 

Personally  Oooh this is HARD!!

   VAMPIREs!! (think about it 2009 was the Year of the Vampire! Magazines on the shelf devoted to all the vampire shows, movies books etc.  now if there can only be a Black Dagger Brothehood  movie series! I’d be happy! (maybe sam can Play Rehvenge oh yeah I’ve got another fave in the seriss.. Rhage.. why cause HE turns into a PUPRLE Dragon!! Lol

Movies– Saw series Final Destination series Fight Club Gladiator The Hangover Avatar Marvel Comics movies,

Tv– Lost has gave ‘acid’ flash backs, forwards & a Time Traveling headache 2009 & in its 6th & ‘The FINAL Season of 2010 Sideways Flashes.  Friday Night Lights The Tudors

Characters– Maximus (Gladiator) Capt. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribean)  Miranda Presley (Devil Wears Prada) House (from “” Show) The Gilmore Girls Stewie (Family Guy) Golum (Lord of the Rings) Harry Potter (Heath Leger’s) JOKER Harold & Kumar

My All Time– Buffy Angel ‘The Charmed ones’ of Charmed   Roseanne   Beavis & Butthead  The Simpsons esp. homer & Bart  Stephen Dorff

 

 

Vampire Smackdown      The Master from the Strain

Elija, Rebekah & Klaus, (Bronze age 3300-2100 BC)  & The Salvatores  from 1800s  Vampire Diaries  Aiden &  Henry from being Human (u.s.)  Eric (789-1066) & Bill Jessica Pam & Tara  (True Blood)  &  Colin Farrell’s Jerry in Fright Night  (Babylonian times (?)   Fright Night 2’s

 

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Fear of Frying by Jill Churchill


Fear of Frying (Jane Jeffry, #9)This is the 4th or 5th book of this series I am reading. You can read them as stand alone books with no need to worry about something from a previous story coming up as so far I haven’t come across.

Wow I finished this in 4 days, but yes one of those days all I did was read. I ended up having a pain in my knee and just read the last (I think it was) 70 pages throughout the day.

A good summer book to read while camping or at camp, read before going back to school or once its over.

The title sort of gives a clue to the story.

Its the fall and Jane and Shelley are on a committee to check out a camp in Wisconsin for the school kids (They live in Chicago) SO they get out in nature and learn a few things as well. Sadly the best friends don’t get to max and relax for long. It rains quite often and one of them finds a dead body….then sees it alive again! No its not a horror story it’s a crime/mystery story.

If you do read this while at camp, or some cabin in the woods… you might get a little twitchy but then I always like setting the atmosphere.

Of course there are many suspects but which one is the culprit and who are the red herrings?  Bet its not what you think…

How to get a date with a vampire


Paranormal Fiction humor

 

This came out when I was either in my last year of Junior High or my first year of high school. I would stare at it every time I went into Walden-books, hoping it would be on sale and I could afford it (on my allowance…do kids still get those?)

You can tell just by what the female cover model is wearing that it’s from late 80s or early 90s, so now I have officially just put a date on myself.

So one day in my travels I came across a copy in the Goodwill store. You would think I found a buried treasure! I held onto the book like someone was gonna steal it from and and I’d have to fight for it!

 

“Vampires are everywhere, if you know where to look, and they are yours for the taking, if you know what to do”

 

The books tells you How to spot a vampire, Breaking the ice as well as their type and I don’t mean blood type, How to meet the family and so on. Oh yeah and they seem to have this natural affinity for the damaged and fragile.

The writing had a nice flow except when the author had to put some broken French or Italian in there while mentioning some wine or something.. I enjoyed the book, but I think I would have more so when I was younger.

as I sort of mentioned the time it came out (the book says ©1990) it is a bit dated and I wish an update could be done with the way the dating scene is now. I read a couple of the GoodReads comments and no one seemed to get the humor, unless it was all those parts with the broken language. I see the humor part being it is a guide to dating  vampires. I know they were probably actually looking for jokes within the writing which I guess, like me, you just need to be a ‘Vampire girl’ to get the humor!  (as my friends sit stone faced in movie theaters during a vampire movie like Blade… and I’m the one laughing at the jokes and they have no clue why its funny!

(no I’m not saying I stalk the night in search of blood, I have just always gotten ‘Vampire humor’ you know like there’s English humor or ironic humor and morbid humor…yep! I’m the one that laughs at the morbid, ironic Vampire humor! )

I had no expectations of the book which was good, I mean how good can this sort be, especially getting it decades after it was written? I will be saving it for another read in the future and putting it with my vampire book collection!(call me a Vampirologist!?!?)

I also would have appreciated her making up ‘Vampire zodiac signs’ as she phrased that the zodiac signs were different instead of just libra its ‘the libra vampire) what she wrote for those…. (well I only read my scorpio one) sounds exactly like the real scorpio traits! Why not make something up (and be actually original) and make up some up like make up constellations or just use ones that aren’t as popular :::checks out my planisphere) like Phoenix and Draco … woujld be PERFECT for  vampire a  zodiac signs!) mmm maybe that’s an idea for something in my Vampire Bible  (you can find it on ZodiacImmortal.wordpress.com  There’s a post but the PAGE in the menu is the one you really want!)