Stranger Things


Chapter 1
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Wynonna Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, David Harbour,Milllie Bobbie Brown,Gaten Matarazzo Caleb McLaughlin ,Charlie Heaton,Joe Keery ,Cara Buono ,Noah Schnapp ,Matthew Modine

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TVinsider (tv guide) called it a “Cheerfully cornball homage to early Stephen King -think Firestarter, It, Stand By Me, and Spielbergian odes to childhood, like E.T. and most notably The Goonies.”  If you have seen some of the movies as many times as I have, then you will catch certain scenes that will remind you of a scene from one of those movies.

November 6, 1983 is where we begin our story, in the Small town of Hawkins, Indiana where our young heroes reside in various types of families, go through the usual school age fare of being bullied, first kisses and so on, and ‘The party’ playing Dungeons and Dragons in the basement for 10 hours! Their D&D game goes from role playing, to reality when  some creepy creeper escapes from the local research lab taking Will.

Wynonna Ryder plays the vanished boy’s mother, and I swear every time I see her I swear Christian Slater is going to pop his head through a door and blow the place up (like in Heathers) or Beetlejuice will show up.

Eleven played my Millie Bobby Brown is intense and I wouldn’t be surprised that some of those nose bleeds were real just from the extreme stare down when using her powers.

This season is not only a mystery but the ongoing story and emotions of a mother being pushed to her limits.

The Vanishing of Will Byers
The Weirdo on Maple Street WTF pool scene and something I swear came out of pan’s Labyrinth
Holly, Jolly”  Now ‘I’ve seen it all… an Xmas light Ouija board on the wall! Not sure who should be more offended The spirits or the religious.
The Body”  NICE payback after the assembly. If only all of us could get that power once a school year!  I give a thumbs up to the make up or FX dept. for the work done on ‘Will’

RIDDLE:    So when is a body NOT a body?  When it’s  plush

The Flea and the Acrobat”   
The Monsterlooks like a 5 leaved Flower and a Lamprey were spliced together in that research lab! Talk about poison ivy!
The Bathtub
The Upside Down

Coming across this, I couldn’t help but laugh.

‘Stranger Things’ caused an Eggo boom. Now sales are waffling

NC References in Stranger Things

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Linnea Berthelsen, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser.,Sadie Sink ,Dacre Montgomery

Halloween time and I’m ashamed I didn’t wait to watch this until around that time. (But then I usually have an over abundance to watch during fall tv season, but then a lot of my must watch or  watch on demand has been canceled and 2 shows have a recasting)

In the previous I noticed that Lucas and Mike or Dustin have an argument I swear once an episode. I think this foretells when something is about to happen, is some sort of clue or they mention a clue during this time as it always seems they also end up stopped short.

This season we have a handful of new faces added  to the cast 2 of which are the new kids at school. Will has been going for PTSD counseling (I think that’s what it was) He’s experiencing some after effects of being in the upside down world. Is he still there, or is something from there in him? Will is also having nightmares or are they really premonitions of a sort from the other side. Meanwhile Dustin’s teeth have grown in and has found a mysterious pet. That kid is just adorable but I’m getting sick of those damn Fios commercials , speaking o which I got that shirt  with the ‘space cats’ he wears in one of them. (Everyone else seems to like it too. When I wear it I get quite a few people telling me they like it.)

    • 01.  Madmax  Oct 27, 2017
    • 02. Trick or Treat, Freak
    • 03. the pollywog
    • 04. Will the Wise
    • 05. Dig Dug
    • 06. The Spy
    • 07. The Lost Sister
    • 08. The Mind Flayer
    • 09.  The Gate
Now I just have to wait for season 3 (which I will add to this post

Fandom Wiki

How would the stranger Things kids fare as RPG characters?

See the source image  Waiting to find out WHEN it will start

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Refocus Jim Hopper’s Perspective

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Beauty and the Beast


2017       PG        Live Action Musical Adaptation  Family Fantasy  2:09  Blu-ray     Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens

Some may know the story since they were kids, but I was never interested in reading or hearing it. I liked Sleeping Beauty, there’s a dragon in it! Maybe that should have been a warning what I’d turn out like.

Emma Watson made a bit of a character update for her Belle. Who is thankfully a slight update to Disney’s princesses.

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Book Bind ~ Zombie Island


13004927A Shakespeare Undead Novel

by Lori Handeland

Pages 265

started april 9

finished  29

I don’t remember how I acquired this but I’m sure I got it at a thrift store, dollar store or something like that. Considering it said Shakespeare on it, I guess him as a character in a book interested me, oh and I guess the fact he’s a vampire in it helped as well!  Funny he doesn’t look like he would be, not even n the book cover does he have the physical characteristics that tell me one is a vampire. (takes one to know one 😉  )

Anyway aside from the two mentioned, the story interested me for some reason. I guess maybe I thought it sounded like a cross between Romeo and Juliet, and Walking Dead meets Lost?…

 

Back Cover Plot summary

In order to rid the love of his life the Dark Lady Katherine Dymond from the embrace of the encumbrance of her husband, Will concocts a plan to make her sleep the sleep of the dead. Once everyone is convinced she has passed, he plans to awaken her, then spirits her away to London where she will assume a new identity and they can live happily ever after. What could go wrong?

But of course as often is the case with true love, all does not go smoothly as planned. When the two are shipwrecked on an island ruled by a Wizard and a Nymph, and is infested with zombies, Will and Kate must stop an even larger plot aloof, one that leads to the royal palaces of Queen Elizabeth.

a Sorcerer, Vampire, and Zombies  OH MY! Oh,  and an Elf too!

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Streams of Silver


Forgotten Realms   Book 2 of The Icewind Dale Trilogy

Streams of Silver

by R.A. Salvatore

 

Fantasy Adventure

342 pages

below is a poem on the first page

started February 23rd

STAtUS: DNF

 

Only on chapter 2, I’m not sure if I exactly know what is going on, nor is it easy to remember everything.

There’s an assassin looking for I think a key. The Dwarves or some mixed bunch are on a Fellowship of the ring type adventure only to find some place they may not really exist. If you look on the cover, just above the axe, there’s a character that looks like a hobbit, maybe sort of like Bilbo.

Characters     Catti-Brie female Dwarf (or elf)         Entreri- Assassin     Drizzt Do’Urden a renegade drow elf       Wulfgar- Barbarian who was Captured and raised by    Bruenor Battlehammer the rowdy leader of the Dwarven clan        Fender Mallot     Regis- ‘uncharacteristic disappearance’

Places     Luskan   Ten Towns   Icewind Dale   Mithril Hall

 

started this February 23rd

So the objective of the book is one of the characters is trying to get to his ancestors’ hall (sort of like the Dwarves in the Hobbit going back to their mountain) THere’s an assassin after them and the daughter of one of them is taken hostage by the assassin. They travel through this town and battling orc and having to deal with those prejudiced against the drow elf. They find one place of amusement (as far as I go) which was the pace of some wizards. There were interesting things in there and so on.

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Scoobynatural (Supernatural gets animated)


When I heard that there would be an animated Supernatural episode, I was like ok cool it will be the silly episode of the season.  was thinking lots of laughs along the lines of the ‘Changing CHannels’ episode. When I heard it having Scoobydoo in it I went all geeky and turned back to my Saturday Morning Cartoon self.

As far as the trailer goes, it looks like a legitimate cartoon made the old fashion way with those old ‘cells’ and color and not with a computer. If it were made that way I would be surprised. For me the only cartoon that has been cool as CG was Jimmy Neutron, although I have seen some new Voltron (force?) where its a cartoon but then when they make Voltron its CG which looks better and looks more like a robot. (the Garfield ‘cartoon’ made with CG looks like crap, and so does Alvin and the Chipmunks. If you want to enhance the experience like the Voltron I previously explained, that’s cool. All else, has no place other than thrown in one of the urns above and burned to ash!

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Ready Player One (2018)


From reading the book alone I thought Disney should have a RP1 world like Avatar and have Harry Potter (which I hear is already getting rid of one of the rides. I think it’s the Dragon ride at Gringotts).

See the source imageReady Player one is based on the 2011 Ernest Cline novel of the same name… I have previously posted the book review. I believe I read it in 2016 even though I was already really sick of the dystopian future stories, but this one I very much enjoyed. I was a child in the 80s and lived through most of this. I did have to look up some of the video games and other pop culture items referenced within, as they either sounded familiar and I couldn’t recall or just had no idea at all.

It’s a great story of many elements, not just a nostalgic anchor but a scavenger/treasure hunt.  Not only that but, shows just because you are in a contest doesn’t mean you can’t work as a team with fellow contestants, but also make friends from the adventure. I didn’t want to put the book down and that is a rare treat. I was so enthralled in the book that it was as if I WAS a character in the book.

The main plot of the 2045 set polluted dystopian future where Waded Watts lives in the Stacks is that the Jobs/Wonka like billionaire Halliday who made the Oasis, sets up a very complex game within his Virtual Reality world. If you find the 3 keys (Copper, Jade and Crystal) you become the owner of the Oasis. Those who hunt for the keys are called ‘Gunters’ who hate the Global Conglomerate  IOI who wants to charge everyone for the use of the Oasis. Every IOI   employee’s Oasis screen name starts with a six and so the Gunters call them ‘Sixers’, which Sorrento is the head of them. Everything you get as a Sixer,  becomes the rightful property of the IOI.   My book review

When I first saw the trailer after it premiered at Comic-Con, I nearly fell off the computer chair. The imagery matched if not exactly, then quite close to what I had pictured.  Total Geekgasm! With references to Freddy Kreuger, the Delorean of Back to the Future, the Tron Light Cycle and I’m trying to remember and figure out if that orc/troll thing is from Warcraft or likely something else. I’ve included 2 trailers below but a new one was released in December for the March 30th release and I nearly had tears in my eyes. If they have it in 3D in the theaters I am so there for that! Now I know not all movies should be made in 3D, and some are not able to watch them for medical reasons (like my aunt) but if you can I’d highly advise it even if you can’t stand the 3D movies ‘fad’  this is the one to definitely see as such. (being there is a virtual reality world involved)

or if you’d prefer, I love that an 8-bit version was made

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Book Bind- Dragon Flight by Anne McCaffrey


See the source imageDragon Flight by Anne McCaffrey

Volume 1 of the  Dragonriders of Pern

 

Original copyright 1969

The ‘Dragondex’ in the back came in 1978.

(Thank goodness for finding that, I just wish it were in the front of the book)

There are still a few terms I’m still trying to figure out and the same goes for who some of the named Riders are and what dragon breed (and its name) they ride.

The dragon riders are supposed to, from my understanding uphold traditions in the land. I guess sort of like religious cops. They also protect Pern from ‘Threads’ these come every so often when the ‘red star passes’  (no it’s not the sun) these things if they are not seared in the air, they burrow in the ground, multiply and destroy the land.

There are 4 or 5 holds and one person has conquered and owns them all and that is against traditions. (I’m still trying to figure out if it’s a religious thing or what. I do like each chapter has a short poem (instead of a number or a title) this one should basically be on the back where the plot goes.

By the Golden Egg of Faranth

by the Weyrwomen, wise and true,

Breed a flight of bronze and brown wings,

Breeds a Flight of Green and Blue.

Breed rider, strong and daring,

Dragon-loving, born as hatched

Flight of hundreds soaring skyward,

Man and Dragon fully matched

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