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Twilight

Posted in Books, Films, Reviews, Supe-para-natural with tags , , on 16/09/2011 by Jen Healey

It is a bit early for me to be getting all excited about the next installment of the Twilight saga films, as it is not due for release until 18th November.  However, I have just read the Twilight graphic novel volume 1 (see my goodreads shelf) and, after firing up my netbook this afternoon, I found a really good trailer for Breaking Dawn – Part 1 on my email home page news.  Check it out here.

I know that the impending arrival of a half-vampire baby is unlikely to be news to… well anyone, which makes the title of the article on the above link doubly misleading.  It is no big ‘reveal’ that Bella gets pregnant, nor does the video actually show you the child.  Hmmm.  Perhaps the author of the article is a little less than enthusiastic about the saga.  Still, it does look good though!  I can’t wait!  I may have to read Breaking Dawn again before the film is released, perhaps these reminders are giving me enough time to do that?!  I’m going to have to fight the urge to do so until I’ve finished one of the other books I’m reading… maybe.

 

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I love America

Posted in Journal, Reviews, Supe-para-natural, TV with tags , on 24/08/2011 by Jen Healey

I’ll begin with saying that I have never been to the USA, but I watch plenty of TV and films that were made there.  Also, I have read a fair amount of books, written by Americans, that are set in America (mostly in Maine courtesy of Mr Stephen King).  I don’t know what it is about the place and the people that I find so interesting and appealing, but I desperately want to visit every single state… one day.

I am not, however, completely blinded by adoration that I am immune to their insipid soppiness and sentimentality, as expertly showcased in the movie I am putting myself through as I type this – Battle: Los Angeles.

It is… awful.  I like guts, guns and aliens as much as the next person who is not a fan of chick-lit or rom-com, sorry but that stuff is rarely tolerable in my humble opinion, but this is just bad!

The line from this movie that will stay with me, for at least a couple of weeks, is “You’re gonna have to be my little Marine”.  This is not a euphemism, it was spoken to a little boy who’d just lost his father.  It was delivered with all the emotion and drama of a vomit-inducing cringe-fest.  Sorry if you disagree, but you don’t have to read this blog post.

Awww no!  The follow-up to that corker of a line was – “You’re the bravest Marine I ever saw”, to the same child.  Bleugh!

You expect some degree of this (very American) icky sentimentality at or near the end of some films, but this one has been relentless!  From the very beginning it has been trying to evoke some kind of emotional response, but has succeeded in only inspiring disgust I’m afraid.  We have been rooting for the aliens to explode every single human cast member from early on.  Even Jim Parrack, who plays the sweet Hoyt Fortenberry in my beloved True Blood, can bring no credibility to the film and is on our list for a good splattering by the aliens.

Hubby says he’s ‘had more enjoyable sessions of constipation’.  I agree.  It was an hour and forty-six minutes of my life we will never get back.  But then, we didn’t have to watch it.  We certainly won’t be watching it again.

On the plus side, the other dvd we rented from Blockbusters was Insidious, which was much better and is certainly worth a watch.  It was decent.

(Images pinched from Google)

Spooky Story

Posted in Supe-para-natural with tags on 17/08/2011 by Jen Healey

I’m not someone who takes credit for things that are not mine to take credit for, or blame, so credit where it’s due this story was brought to my attention by Zoe, member of the sadly no-longer-meeting meetup group ‘The Warwickshire Ghosthunters’ (we realised that the club took up more time than we had to give).  This is definitely worth a click – 

http://www.ithoughtitoldyoutowaitinthecar.com/post-it-ghost.html

We’ve taken the plunge!

Posted in Supe-para-natural with tags , on 04/05/2011 by Jen Healey

Inspired by the lovely ladies at sew make believe and our long-held interest in the paranormal, my hubby and I have started a meetup group!  We’re super excited about this and would love for you lovely people to check it out and even join up if you’re interested too.  It’s here The Warwickshire Ghosthunters.

“Fang the Cook” Apron from Zazzle.com

Posted in Supe-para-natural with tags , on 02/05/2011 by Jen Healey

“Fang the Cook” Apron from Zazzle.com

Finally a decent apron that I would be seen dead (or undead) in!

Do you believe?

Posted in Supe-para-natural with tags on 28/03/2011 by Jen Healey

Yesterday, my little family and myself went to dinner at my in-laws’ house, which serves as home, B&B and free-range poultry farm.  In its past it was an old mill with water wheel and mill stones, the former has been replaced with one that works at the flip of a switch and the latter remains as very old and worn decoration.  It is a lovely building in a very quiet location. 

Here is quite an old picture of the exterior of Mill House, which I took, for the website and brochures…

And here is a picture I took yesterday of one of the bedrooms…

Now, according to my mother-in-law, there has been more than one guest who has not had as peaceful a night as others have had in this room.  One story in particular I find unnerving, possibly due to my over-active imagination and the thought of waking up in said scenario would not be in my top five favourite situations.  This particular guest, a gentleman, came down for breakfast looking tired and pale.  He said he’d had a “rough night” in the room, as he’d woken to see three people floating above his bed.  He described them as male and wearing bandages all over their bodies, apart from their heads.  Their limbs were spread in a ‘free-falling/parachuting’ type pose.  He said that two of them faded and disappeared after a few moments, but one of them, a bald man, stayed there for ages!  I would’ve freaked!  This guest stayed for three more nights and reported that the same thing had happened during the night each morning.  The next guests to stay in that room straight after this gentleman were a couple.  The next morning, when asked about their stay, the lady guest described the room as being “full of sick people who were covered in bandages”!  Her husband had slept through peacefully without waking at all. 

I’m not sure about these accounts personally, although it is a bit of a coincidence.  I have been into that room many times, ok it was during the day, but I have never experienced any ill-feeling or unease myself.  

However, at their previous home, my father-in-law reported an experience that I do believe genuinely happened.  Probably because it was my father-in-law who saw it makes it more plausible to me, as he is a no-nonsense farmer-type who “wouldn’t go in for any o’ that rubbish”.  Also, I lived with them for a time there and on occasion I would feel uncomfortable for no discernible reason. 

According to my mother-in-law, who delights in regaling people with stories, he was looking out of their bedroom window at around 3am, not long after some local flooding, unable to sleep, when he apparently saw someone outside.  Believing this to be an intruder on his property, he naturally rapped on the window and shouted.  Apparently the interloper, an old gentleman, looked up, made eye contact and “shot back and turned into mist”.  Making my father-in-law dash back to the bed and hide under the covers!  Well I would too! 

Finally, here’s a vid off you tube, probably a fake, but it’s pretty freaky…

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