Sunday, 30 September 2018

Halloween Giveaway!!

Right guys, as promised this is the first post of my Halloween month and my giveaway is officially started. Unfortunately I don't actually have a photo of the bundle, however, just to say that it will at the very least include a copy of The Melancholy Death of Oyster and Other Stories, plenty of Halloween sweets, and of course plenty of cool decorations including a fake skull, and quite possibly some sort of crafts.
So, as I previously said, I will be watching a scary film everyday this month and reviewing all of them for you guys, and here is the list of films that I will be watching, in no particular order (although I do think I'll save Halloween for actual Halloween night).
1 - Halloween 1 and 2 (a double feature on Halloween night)
2 - Scream (possibly the trilogy)
3 - Friday 13th part 1 and 2 (another double feature)
4 - The Exorcist
5 - The Conjuring
6 - The Babadook
7 - The Shining
8 - It Follows
9 - The Blair Witch Project
10 - Nightmare on Elm Street
11 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
12 - Insidious
13 - The VVitch
14 - Psycho
15 - Hellraiser
16 - Poltergeist
17 - It
18 - Saw
19 - The Omen
20 - Silence of the Lambs
21 - The Grudge
22 - The Quiet Place
23 - Paranormal Activity
24 - Misery
25 - Don't Breathe
26 - Carrie
27 - Rosemary's Baby
28 - Child's Play
29 - The Evil Dead
30 - 10 Cloverfield Lane
31 - The Pit and the Pendulum

Hopefully I won't scare the pants off of myself too much. Halloween Bundle Giveaway

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Six Weeks to Halloween!!

Well guys, we are officially coming up to my favourite time of year. I absolutely love autumn. There are 6 weeks to Halloween and then once Halloween is over it will be Christmas in my house. They are my 2 favourite holidays so I'm very very excited.

Since we are now in the run up to Halloween I thought that this would be a good opportunity to show you all some of my cosplays from the past few years since you already saw the one from this year, plus I'll tell you all about my Halloween plans.

So, first, the cosplay photos. Enjoy.
LFCC 2015

LFCC 2016

Ultra Con

LFCC 2017

LFCC 2018
Right, well now that you've seen those, it's on to the Halloween section of this post. I have 3 things to tell you all, and one request.

Firstly I thought I'd let you all know that my Halloween costume this year is going to be a ghost bride. I plan to wear a wedding dress and veil, paint myself white, with a really long white wig, white make up with dramatic eyes, white contact lenses, and a black bouquet. Hopefully it will look awesome for the party that I'm going to. If anyone has any tips on contouring on white face paint in order to make it look more dramatic then that would be awesome.

The second thing to tell you which leads in to the request is that throughout October I plan to watch one horror film everyday and then review them all on my blog for you guys. Not necessarily every day, some might be 3 days of films in one blog post depending on how much time I have. The request is that I would love it if you guys could comment with film suggestions for me to watch, and I will compile a list.

And finally, on the 30th September I will be doing a blog to list all of the films I will be watching, but also on that day I will be starting a giveaway running until the week before Halloween, to win a little bundle of themed goodies. So keep an eye on the blog to see what the prize will be and to enter.

And now for one last photo, this was the first costume I ever put together myself, it was about 10 years ago, but I was really proud of it at the time.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Movie Comparison: Kingsman v Infinity War

So guys, this is the first post in a section that will be titled Miscellaneous Ramblings. Basically my random thoughts on books and movies, or in this case comparing similarities and differences in 2 films that at first glance are very different but have similar ideologies behind the villains.

So before I start I should mention that there are going to be spoilers ahead. I usually try to keep my posts as spoiler free as possible, but since I will be talking about the villains in both of the films, if you haven't seen them then I would probably just leave now.

Right, now that's out of the way, on to the main thought behind this post. Obviously Kingsman is a funny and charming spy movie, and Infinity War is a comic book movie so you wouldn't think that there would be parallels between the 2 if you hadn't seen the films. However, watching Kingsman actually makes me think that Thanos is not necessarily as evil as I first thought.

Don't get me wrong, I still hate Thanos because he killed all of my favourites, seriously I saw the film 3 times and cried my eyes out every time Spidey bit the dust (pun intended). But if we compare Thanos to Richmond Valentine who is the villain in Kingsman, then he doesn't seem quite as bad, or at least his intentions seem more pure.

Both of them have the same basic idea, wipe out half of the population in order to improve the quality of life of the ones that remain. I can kind of see the thinking behind it even if I completely disagree with them. However where they differ is the way they go about achieving their goal.

Thanos of course does some awful things to get the infinity stones, and Loki might even be more heartbreaking than Spidey (seriously that film had me shouting at the screen by the end), but when he did get them he snapped his fingers and half of the planet ceased to exist. He had no say in who went, it was completely unbiased.

Valentine on the other hand was incredibly elitist and saved those that he determined as worthy of saving and left the rest to rip each other apart. He saved the wealthy and influential, he was completely biased. The rest of the world didn't just cease to exist, had he succeeded their end would have been full of pain and bloodshed, because he designed it that way.

That right there is why I think Thanos had the more pure motives, what he did was wrong, but I think in a warped way he genuinely thought he was helping. Valentine pretty much had a God complex (not saying Thanos didn't), even comparing what he was doing to God sending the flood and saving Noah.

So, by now you've probably figured out why this section is labelled ramblings. But the basic conclusion here is Thanos is a d*ck, but Valetine was worse. If you agree, or if you disagree then feel free to comment and tell me why.