Confessions of a Former HamburgerJunkie

{January 31, 2007}   Video Hounds

So my Video Hounds book came. And dude, it’s alittle much of a let down. I was expecting this grand thing full of facts and movie triva, and with it being so hard to find I was really thinking it was going to be some heavy. But not so much. Just a list with a few odd bits of biographies. Total downer.

{January 29, 2007}   The Renfield Movement

As I mentioned on my 360 on Yahoo, I have gone back to the essay I had started to write almost 15 years ago on Vampires. My theories are based in pop-culture and how it mirrors mythology. Yes I know it has been done to death and then some in the last decade, but it is something that is so apart of my life that I need to finish it. Or in my case, rethink it rework it and then finish it. With the idea looming over my head of going back to university for a BA or Masters in Folklore/Cultural Studies, having this project would be the starting line. Not too mention now that the rest of my life seems to be falling off a cliff, I need something to keep me busy and grounded.

{January 27, 2007}   Hashbrown Casserole

1 package of diced hashbrowns
1 c butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c chopped onion
1 c shredded cheese
Bake at 350 degrees for 35minutes

{January 27, 2007}   Fell off Turnip Truck

Well, I guess it was bound to happen. I had a burger after 4 years of no meat in my diet, I had a burger. I am feeling just “heavy” from it too. Like it took more energy from me then anything else.

{January 25, 2007}   Canadians could Loose Movies

Because of DVD bootleggers in Montreal, major American movie companies are threatening to delay release dates of films here in Canada. Camera laws in certain cinemas are low to none and bootleggers are high.

{January 12, 2007}   Temperance

I just got a new deck of tarots, The Vampire Tarot by Nathalie Hertz, and the second I opened them the Temperance card fell out of the deck. The odd thing about this whole situation is at first glance this deck didn’t grab me. I had been looking for a new deck online and this one kept popping up on every site I looked on. The cover art for the box just didn’t seem to jump out and slap me, but I took it as a sign to order it on the simple fact it was everywhere. Anyone who knows me knows I am a vampiricjunkie. So it seems almost natural I would get this deck. Question is why did I wait so long? The Temperance card in this deck is of a redhaired woman dressed in black leather pants and tattooed. She is pouring blood from one cup to another. The mean is =harmoney, serenity, fulfillment, sympathy, sweetness, true friendship, good news, a happy transformation. The Revised meaning is= unfocused thought, lack of modesty, incomprehension, instability, and lack of communication.
One of my best friends came over the other night and had me do her cards. She doesn’t believe in the occult at all, but thought the cards looked cool. She went through the entire deck pointing out which ones she thought looked like a rock star or old heavy metal album cover. I had to admit, I was right along with her on some of them. Maybe that is why in the end this deck really did grab me. It spoke to the rock n roll side of me, not just the vampiricside. When she got to the Temperance card she agreed that it suited me to a tee, not just the meaning but the look of her. Sometimes you don’t go to something it comes to you, and sometimes you need to come full circle. What we end up doing for the rest of the evening? Listened to old Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper

{January 10, 2007}   Movie Review-The Covenant


I just rented this film. The Covenant is a very fun take on the topic of witches. Set in the present it follows 5 students who just happen to be a direct bloodline to the Witch Trials in the 1600’s. It mixed just enough hollywood into it’s mythos while still managing to stay true to some of the realities of witchcraft. It has a look much like the first Underworld (same production) but feels more like a cross between Lost Boys and The Craft. It is more a dark drama then horror, though it does have a few moments that make you jump. All in all a great film. 4 and a half out of 5 fangs from me.

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