Monthly Archives: October 2014

We Scare because We Care.

Ahhh my favorite month, Halloween, I mean, October. But fo reelz, I know I’ve already written my little post about the amazing-ness that is this month. And as you remember(because I’m sure you’ve already read that post, rriiiggghhht?) one of my favorite things about this month are all the scary movies.

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I mean, they’re just soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!! But I’m sure we’ve all noticed that people just don’t make scary movies like they used to. I mean, what can possibly hold a candle next to films like, The Exorcist or Halloween?

But logic would have it that with such advancement in technology that making a scary movie would be even easier now, but alas, I think I discovered why scary movies suck nowadays.

PEOPLE ARE SO DAMN STUPID.

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Sorry, not sorry, for the language.

But seriously, how idiotic can the human race get?

Like, people who come into my store with a $20 off coupon- get a top that’s $15.99, I tell them I can’t owe them money.

“Oh, that’s okay. You don’t need to give me change back.”

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No, you moron.

I. Can’t. Owe. You. Money.

In what universe is it okay to try to use a coupon where your purchase doesn’t equal the amount you’re trying to get off from the coupon? How are you still alive?

I digress….

People are dumb.

And Hollywood knows this.

This became very clear to me when I went to go see the new ‘scary’ movie this year, Annabelle.

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Now, don’t get me wrong, there were parts of this movie that made me a little jumpy. Just because of the freaking music they add, I swear. Like, talk about ‘fake scare.’ Making me scared of loud noises instead of what’s actually happening to the people, but whatever.

Anyway, the story of Annabelle is that it’s this girl in the 60s or 70s(don’t remember) around the time of the Manson Murders, so cults were becoming the big issue. Anyway, Annabelle apparently had joined a cult, had a boyfriend, she and the boyfriend went to go kill her old neighbors(the main characters) as a sacrifice or something to Satan or some demon, she gets herself killed, but not before she somehow got her spirit attached to some creepy-ass doll.

So as the movie progresses creepy things start happening to this little family Annabelle had tried to kill and turns out the demon wants the baby’s soul.

Sure demons are creepy, but the way this movie was presented wasn’t scary, wanna know why? BECAUSE THEY SHOW THE FREAKING DEMON!

YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES DEMONS SCARY? THE FACT YOU CAN’T SEE THEM!

You know, because demons are spirits that were never and will never be able to have bodies…..so you shouldn’t be able to see them.

But this freaking movie shows it. Like, heeellooooo.

But I don’t blame the director of the movie- because I know that he felt he had to show the demon to make it scary, otherwise the general public would be too flippin’ stupid to realize what was happening.

For example, there is a part in the movie where the cursed doll, Annabelle, starts floating in the air. That should be creepy enough, right? I mean, dolls aren’t supposed to float, at least that I’m aware of.

But as the camera pans closer and closer to the doll and what you finally see is the head of the demon and that he was the one to lift the doll.

LIKE, WHY?

WHY?

Oh wait, I know why, it’s because you know you would hear some imbecile in the theater going,

‘WAIT, WHY IS THE DOLL FLOATING? I DON’T GET IT.’

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See, what makes a scary movie truly scary is that it ends up being more of your imagination that gets you to freak out more than the actual movie itself.

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Exhibit A:

The Exorcist

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For those who’ve been living under a rock, The Exorcist is a movie about a little girl named Reagan who gets possessed by a demon, seemingly Satan, and two priest come together to perform an exorcism on the little girl.

Now, obviously throughout the movie there is plenty, visually, to freak/gross out/shock a person.

Reagan’s head turning 360 degrees, the deep demonic voice that she attributes, oh, and of coarse her puking up some nice green slime.

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*fun fact- they used split pea soup for the puke*

But the reason this movie is truly horrifying is because you never know FOR CERTAIN what the heck is happening. Like, sure the demon says it’s the devil, but HOW DO YOU REALLY KNOW?!

Plus, it’s like, HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?! You don’t ever SEE her get possessed or whatever, you just see the result of it. Plus, for skeptics it’s like, “oh she could just have a mental issue going on-” (which they test for in the movie, of coarse)

But you never actually SEE anything that causes the behavior. It just happens.

Exhibit B:

The Ring

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Ahhhh The Ring is a newer horror film that actually did a pretty good job. Granted, I was 9 or 10, I think, when I first saw this movie, but it truly terrified me.

So The Ring is essentially about a journalist who investigates the deaths of 4 teenagers after they all die exactly a week after watching a videotape.

Well, it ends up being this little girl, Samara, who was just pure evil, and in so being was killed by her mother by being pushed down a well.

I don’t quite remember how the videotape happened, but basically the little girl used it so that when people watched it they’d receive a phone call telling them they had 7 days and 7 days later-

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Now, here is what’s different about this scary movie, they do show things, BUT they do it so quickly, that your brain starts making up scarier details in your imagination than what’s actually there.

If that makes any sense.

For instance, they show the dead bodies of the characters that watched the tape and then were killed 7 days later by Samara. But they only show the bodies for a split second.

So ya, the bodies don’t look good anyway, but by only showing the bodies for a quick second your brain can’t fully comprehend what it just saw and starts making it look scarier than it actually was.

Also, the movie did a really good job at slowly revealing what was going on. Like, how Samara got into the room to kill her victims, what she looked like, etc.

They didn’t just blatantly throw it out there.

It was awesome.

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*Fun Fact: That’s the same girl who voiced Lilo in, Lilo and Stitch.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go cuddle on the couch with my cat and watch some spooky, spoopy, movies and enjoy what’s left of my favorite month.

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I’m [Not] Feeling 22

I absolutely ADORE celebrating birthdays-both mine and others-I mean, you get presents and money for being born.

You’re getting paid for living.

It’s like being Kim Kardashian for a day.

With my own birthday soon approaching it’s caused me to be a bit reflective.

I know that I’m only turning 22 and that is still relatively young, I’m still finding myself feeling super old and totally unaccomplished for the age that I am.

I just thought I would have my life waaaayyy more together than I currently do.

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1. I did NOT think I would still be living in my parent’s house.

Have a room in my parents house still? Yes.

Actually be living in it on a day-to-day bases? Not so much.

Granted, I realize this is NOT an indefinite plan. I, for the most part, have a pretty sure plan that I’ll be out of the house and back at school come January, but still. When I was the 16-year-old girl with black hair, I did NOT see myself still under my parent’s roof at 22.

2. I did NOT see myself being remotely anywhere near Pennsylvania.

Having been born and raised in Tennessee, I never thought I’d step foot in Pennsylvania. Now, granted, there was a short stint in New York my sophomore year of high school, but we moved back to the same house in TN, went back to my same high school, hung out with my same friends that I had before I’d left all in 6 months. So when the spring of my junior year came along and I was told that we would now be moving to Pennsylvania, I was- well, not surprised. I knew my dad had interviewed for a job there- but I don’t know. I guess part of me just always felt like I would have just stayed in TN for the rest of my life. If I’d have stayed there I probably would’ve gone to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, would’ve roomed with my best friend, and that would’ve been that.

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Even though Pittsburgh may not be my most favorite place, without Pennsylvania I would not have met quite a few people who I can’t imagine not knowing. I’m very happy that that’s not the case.

3. I did NOT see myself being the Queen of the Cats.

Having grown up with my mother, who has always made sure there was a cat in the home at all times, I have obviously grown up to love cats. And what’s not to love? They’re feisty, independent, adorable- basically the animal version of Beyonce.

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Now, I’ve always liked cats, but really my Cat Lady tendencies didn’t emerge until my freshman year of college. At first I think it just started out as me not being used to not having a cat around, so I was missing some fluffy companionship. Then it just escalated.

No wonder I’m single.

4. I did NOT see myself being the most single person to ever single.

I’m pretty sure all of you are pretty sick of me talking about how single I am. But honestly, it’s because that’s all I know. Growing up I was never one to have boyfriends. I’d have boys that were friends, in fact my best friend is a boy, but never one to actually BE the one in a relationship. My girlfriends all have boyfriends ALL THE TIME, so I was third-wheeling it…a lot…but I, myself, just didn’t have boys blowin up my phone.

Things started turning around- or at least I thought they were turning around- my junior year of high school. I got my first boyfriend(I guess I can call him that? It was a complicated situation….and no, not because he was imaginary) and after he and I broke up I had a couple fling-ish occurrences, but then I moved to Pennsylvania my senior year of high school and nothing happened. I wasn’t the biggest fan of most of the other kids I went to school with, so I just got a job and just worked every day after school and the weekends and that was my senior year.

When college happened- well, I wasn’t blown away by anyone there either. Only because most of the people at my college were/are party people- and I am not. I tried going to a frat party once……

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Never Again.

I’ve gone on a couple dates here and there, but there’s been no spark with any of them. And I’m just not into wasting time.

Being Mormon doesn’t help much either. It should be no surprise that Mormons are notorious for getting married when they’re 12.

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It’s 16.

But in all seriousness, it’s not uncommon for a Mormon-especially us females- to get married at 18 or 19. Now, I in no way wish I had gotten married at either one of these ages. I’ve changed so much in the last three years and the type of person I would’ve be interested in then is totally different than what I’m looking for in a guy now.

But I will say, it does not help the self-esteem to see a girl on Facebook, in her freshman year at college, who’s gotten engaged TWICE in the last 9 months and I can’t even get a guy to text me back.

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5. I did NOT think I still would need help doing my taxes.

You know, why didn’t high school focus a little more on teaching us how to do taxes or take out loans? Like, I’m still waiting for the day when I’m going to need to whip out my knowledge about the Pythagorean theorem.

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6. I did NOT think I would still have no idea what I’m doing with my life.

For the most part- I have the general IDEA of what I’m wanting from life. My goal of being a psychiatric nurse is still alive and well, and I know that I’d preferably like to move back to Tennessee or move to Virginia. Have my nice farm house, some horses, a lake and/or pool, oh ya, and maybe a husband and some small children. Ya know, whatevs.

It’s getting to that that I have no idea. I’ve got the end figured out- it’s this middle part that I can’t seem to get.

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Clearly, I’m still plenty young and many more things will happen in my life that I don’t have planned. But I guess that’s the point of life, because if life went exactly the way you think it should then it could get pretty boring.

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

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I know, I know, a white girl loves October- how original. But before you go callin’ me basic*, my love for this month, nay this time of year, goes way beyond just liking pumpkin flavored everything or having another excuse to wear leggings all day err day.

*basic: someone who is unoriginal

Now, as I’m sure most of you can tell, I’m not a super gushy person. I’m too awkward to be gushy, but its about to get real. I’m sure it comes to no surprise that I’ve never been in love before(I don’t think I can count my relationship with Netflix) but I imagine it feels similar to when I can tell that this month is approaching.

My heart starts racing, I have a stupid grin on my face, and just a calming, happy feeling all around.

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Don’t believe me that October is the best month? While I respect your opinion…

you’re wrong.

And here’s why:

1. My Birth

I mean, this should convince you enough. I’m a delight.

*cough* October 8th is coming up. Presents are encouraged *cough*

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2. Parent’s Wedding Anniversary 

Without their union(October 30th) I would not have been born. So you all should send them a ‘thank you’ card.

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What cuties

4. Weather

OKay, yeah, sweater weather is  ballin’, but not only that. It hardly rains(I mean, I like a nice rain day like anyone else, but just one or two.), warm during the day then chilly at night, and

NO HUMIDITY

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5. Aaallll Da Scurry Movies

I love scary movies. Lovelovelovelovelove. I love being scared. Of coarse I mean scared in the sense that I really know that nothing is going to happen to me. Obviously. Now, I won’t just go see any “scary” movie. Especially now-a-days. There is an art to scary movies. Most of the trash that comes out now is all ‘cheap scare’ movies, which means it’s all blood and guts.

Dumb.

Nah, I want the movies that are based on true stories, or stuff that could actually happen. Ya know? Non of that Saw crap. (Although the first 2 were decent.)

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6. Two little films called, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas

I will watch and rewatch both these movies

All. Month. Long.

I’ll never forget the Halloween that me and two of my friends dressed up as the Sanderson Sister. I was Winifred. Because I’m HBIC.

Just kidding. I just had the red hair.

And even though emo kids around the world have somehow claimed Nightmare for their own…I still love it. I mean, come on, it’s a Halloween AND Christmas movie.

Skill.

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7. Pumpkin…..everything

I mean, I obviously couldn’t not put something about pumpkin flavored everything. It’s just delicious. And I personally don’t trust anyone who says they don’t like the taste of pumpkins.

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Plus, my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are da bomb.

8. Decorating

And I don’t just mean Halloween decorations, but fall decorations as well. They’re just so much fun. I personally have a goal that when I have my own place, and a copious amount  of money(because I still have plenty of time to become rich and famous) I want to have a basement and build it up as a little haunted house and let people all around come and see.

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9. Halloween, Of Coarse

I’m a fan of anything involving free food.

And costumes.

10. This

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