Category Archives: Features & Memes

Freaky Friday ~ 11:11:11 on 11/11/11

PhotobucketToday the time will be 11 seconds after the 11th minute of the 11 hour on the 11th day of the 11 month in the 11th year of this century and millennium = 11:11:11 on 11/11/11.

A perfect day for apophenia – seeing patterns and connections in random or meaningless data. Some believe palindromic dates, especially double-figure ones, lead to good fortune. That’s wonderful news for weddings and birthdays, and who is going to forget them? Others, bad luck and even the end of the world is foretold.

It just so happens to be the release date for the apocalyptic horror movie 11-11-11 (trailer) from the director of the Saw movies, and predicts the opening of a portal into hell or in Buffy-speak, the Hellmouth.

PhotobucketOf course, it is also Armistice Day in the UK (and Veteran’s Day in the US) which commemorated by two minute's silence at 11am every 11th of November because the Great War aka WWI came to an end on this day at 10:58. It’s a time when we remember those who fought and died for us.

Whether you’re superstitious or not, it’s a rare event.

Freaky Friday ~ True Blood(y) Fondue?

Anyone up for some bloody fondue?

Check out the True Blood(y) fountain!

The beautiful Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna on HBO’s True Blood series, posted some wicked TB fountain pics on her website.  She references two sites, which I checked, but one is in Italian.  I ran the text through Google’s translator and it came up with this:

It was October of 2007, the Trevi Fountain was red around the web, some “time” talking about the fountains wrote bloody guerrilla marketing to promote the television series Dexter.

At a distance of 4 years back to talk of fountains that gush blood and specifically in the land of Dracula and Transylvania to promote True Blood ‘series focuses on the adventures of vampires in the fictional town of Bon Temps.

Gotta love it!  That’s some serious series love right there!

 

Ref: Janinagavankar.com & Bloguerrilla

Freaky Friday ~ I Thought Vamps Didn’t Like Water …

… but they apparently like cruises!

Harriet Backas with MSNBC reported on the Vamps at Sea cruise which offers passengers a vampire-themed costume ball and film festival, “scareoke” nights and presentations by celebrity guests such as Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO vampire series “True Blood,” and Dacre Stoker, the great grand-nephew of author Bram Stoker, who wrote the now-classic “Dracula” in 1897.

Passengers are encouraged to dress as their favorite vamps or vamp authors, but everyone should know, “Whether you are Team Glitter [Edward of Twilight] or Team Goth [Anne Rice’s Lestat and True Blood’s Eric] – We are all Team Vampire.”

[Learn more at Vamps at Sea]

Freaky Friday ~ Can Ya Dig It?!

Gotta love the slow jazzy feel of the 60’s mixed with futuristic sci-fi!

This flick looks like a splash from the past with a dash of the future.  I’m definitely diggin’ the ‘fro she’s sportin’.  This clip is for the movie, Soul Man, a CG animated sci-fi flick. The film is being developed by French director Guillaume Ivernel.  You can read more about this sci-fi-funk creator at BlacklightMovies.com or check out his IMDB page.


http://vimeo.com/29712832

(Via Blastr.com)

Freaky Friday ~ Shelter from the Storm

“Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved.
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm.
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”

~ Bob Dylan’s Shelter from the Storm

My husband showed me this site he’d heard about while watching Stephen Colbert. It’s called Vivos. They are offering “The Underground Shelter Network for Long-Term Survival of Future Catastrophes.” Talk about praying on the fears of the people. Wow! We’ve all heard the stories about the coming of the apocalypse on 12/20/12. But, seriously?! I do have to admit, the “pods” do look pretty cool. I guess if I was looking for shelter from the storm, was insanely rich and eccentric, maybe.

Robert Vicino, the head of the Vivos Management Team, asks the people, “Are you a survivor? Watch this video to find out. As seen in most disasters, even in America, the government may not be there for you, and cannot accommodate, or provide for everyone. This is especially true with any widespread event, as witnessed with Katrina, or what may be even more catastrophic in the coming years. Vivos is your opportunity to have a shelter solution that is assured to be there waiting for you, even on short notice.”

The clock is ticking …. 464 Days, 13 Hours, 14 Minutes, 14 Seconds Remaining …. “The Choices is Yours”

How about you? Interested?

Wishing Well Wednesday ~ Bounty Hunter Babe

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.


Bounty Hunter Babe, Anna Strong

If you don’t recognize the character name, Anna Strong, you are missing out on a great urban fantasy series!


Crossroads (Anna Strong Chronicles #7) by Jeanne C. Stein
Release Date: 30 August 2011

As a bounty hunter, Anna Strong knew how to find trouble. But now that she’s a vampire, trouble seems to have a knack for finding her…

The death of Anna’s old vampire mentor is causing ripples in the mortal world. His forensic report has brought up some anomalies and people are asking questions-questions that no vampire wants to answer. Anna needs to lie low, but the sudden discovery of a slew of drained bodies near the Mexican border brings an old flame back into her life and with him, a new challenge. Then, some stunning news from an unexpected source sends Anna and her friend Daniel Frey on a journey that may change both their lives-forever.



Happy Reading!


Wishing Well Wednesday ~ The End is Here

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.


We Say Goodbye to Georgina Kincaid


Final Book in the Series

Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid #6) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: 30 August 2011

In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina’s boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can’t just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she’s being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina’s allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell’s most valuable assets, but if there’s any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won’t include the one man she’s risking everything for. . .


Happy Reading!


Related Post, Richelle Mead Series News, includes a sneak peek look at the first chapter of Succubus Revealed.

Freaky Friday ~ HP + Twilight Mash-up

Freaky Friday is a new feature in which we’ll be sharing our strangest finds concerning books, movies and the paranormal.


Oops!

I love these Harry Potter and Twilight Mash-ups. Some, like this one, are very creative.


DeviantArt by Minelaaa


Happy Friday!


Wishing Well Wednesday ~ Space … the Final Frontier

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.


“Space … the Final Frontier” ~ Star Trek

This week brings us the long awaited next book in one my favorite science fiction series!


Aftermath (Sirantha Jax #5) by Ann Aguirre
Release Date: 30 Aug 2011

DEAD HEROES GET MONUMENTS. LIVE ONES GET TRIALS.

Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. But it’s also in her genetic makeup to go it alone. It’s a character trait that has gotten her into—and out of—hot water time and time again, but now she’s caused one of the most horrific events in military history…

During the war against murderous, flesh-eating aliens, Sirantha went AWOL and shifted grimspace beacons to keep the enemy from invading humanity’s homeworld. The cost of her actions: the destruction of modern interstellar travel—and the lives of six hundred Conglomerate soldiers.

Accused of dereliction of duty, desertion, mass murder, and high treason, Sirantha is on trial for her life. And only time will tell if she’s one of the Conglomerate’s greatest heroes—or most infamous criminals…


Happy Reading!


Freaky Friday ~ Imprint Insanity

Freaky Friday is a new feature in which we’ll be sharing our strangest finds concerning books, movies and the paranormal.


I’ll Wait for You …

Artist’s rendering of Jacob’s imprinting in Breaking Dawn, the final chapter in Meyer’s Twilight Saga.


DeviantArt by Minelaaa


Happy Friday!