Category Archives: Fantasy/Vampires

From Under The Dome to The Strain: How Adaptions Are Taking Over TV

In times when the Vampire Romance was taking over young adult female’s hearts, the release of The Strain in 2009 started a refreshing new trend in the genre: Vampire novels going Horror again with new modern characteristics. Guillermo del Toro, director of Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan created a masterpiece with their debut trilogy. Vampirism as a disease which transforms their hosts into brutal monsters taking over the world – a great mix of Vampire fiction with a post-apocalyptic backdrop. Only a year after, in 2010, Justin Cronin released his first Vampire novel The Passage – a tome that spans over several eras after a similar post-apocalyptic invasion of the undead and also the first novel of a trilogy.
Now, in 2014, Cronin’s final installment of The Passage Trilogy has yet to be released, but The Strain has already taken over another medium: the TV Screen.
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Jennifer Lawrence on Her Musical Loves

The Oscar-nominated actress, who stars as the teenage huntress Katniss Everdeen in this month’s much-anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, reveals the soundtrack to her life.

Do you recall the first album you bought with your own money?

I think it was the first Spice Girls CD. It was my everything. I would come home from school every day and play it as loud as I could. My room was right next to my brother’s, so it drove him nuts. Then he told me about this really cool trick that involved taking a pin and scraping the underside of the CD. I’ve never forgiven him for it. I don’t even give him Christmas presents.

Who would you like to portray in a biopic?

I love Joni Mitchell. I heard Blue when I was 19 or 20 and I thought it was the most beautiful album in the world. She’s an interesting character. I hear she’s not very nice, which would be really fun to play.

When you were growing up in Kentucky, did your parents object to anything you listened to?

No. I liked the Beatles. And Queen. “Another One Bites the Dust” was my favorite song.

Of your Hunger Games costars, who had the best taste in music?

Josh [Hutcherson] introduced me to dubstep, which I hadn’t even heard of before. He started playing Skrillex and Bassnectar. It made my brain short-circuit in this great way. I would’ve never thought that I’d like that, but I loved it.

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Layout, Comments, Sharing, Rating & More

Hey guys, I just thought I should update you about what I’ve changed here lately. First, I’ve obviously changed the layout about 7390 times, but I’m pretty sure that I’ve found the right one now. I’m really happy with it and plan to keep it for a while.

The new header was created by none other than me, myself, and I, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. I’ve never done any graphic design before, so this header is the first thing I created (with Gimp, cause I can’t even afford a proper graphic design software).
Self conscious as I am, I immediately asked my 1,044 Twitter followers what they thought about it and I’m really grateful that two of them replied and liked it. Twitter can be funny sometimes. When you want to be left alone, everybody wants to talk to you, but when you actually ask people something you just hear the crickets chirr.

Some other great news is that you can share all the blog posts now on Tumblr, too! Just use the button in the share section right under the blog post. There you also find buttons for Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Google+ and many other social networks. Thanks to everyone who shares, will share and has shared my posts. It’s much appreciated.

In case you want to rate my blog posts, from now on you can do this on the home page without having to open the blog post, you want to rate, first. It’s nice to get some feedback, so feel free to give me grades, no matter if good ones or bad ones, or just leave a comment if you have something to say!

Also, welcome to all the new subsribers! I’ve gained a few during the last weeks and it means a lot that you want to have my blog posts in your mail box!

Simply the Best of 2011 Part II

Best Art Shows & Art Events:

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Simply the Best of 2011 Part I

Like last year, I’ve asked you guys for your Top 5 of 2011 lists, Person of the year, etc. and the response I got was incredible! Thanks for tweeting me your lists! I know this post is really huge, but read through all of it, cause I managed to get a few respones from some known artists, so you might spot a familiar name.
I’ve also collected some lists from magazines that weren’t directly tweeted to me.

As Twitter is too slow to manage this post of awesomeness, I had to seperate it into two parts. Go here for Part II.

Also I wanted to thank my e-mail subscribers! It’s great that my emails don’t annoy you and you’re still sticking with me! Props to you!

Another big thanks goes to my dear Antigoni who has always supported me throughout the year. Have a great 2012! Adie ❤ you! 😀

To all my readers: Happy New Year!

Person of the Year:

Ryan Shuck (Julien K)!/ShinodasArmy/status/149994589971939329
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Happy Halloween With Ten Creepy Musicvideos

Here are the creepiest 10 videos I’ve ever seen. Happy Halloween!

1. Florence + The Machine – Heavy in your arms

The video of Florence’s contribution to the Twilight Soundtrack is super creepy with her looking like the latest victim of Ted Bundy. Also don’t forget to buy her new album “Ceremonials” which is out today in the UK and tomorrow everywhere else…I think. Continue reading Happy Halloween With Ten Creepy Musicvideos