Last night we had another 8-10 inches of snow. The pictures below are from a few weeks ago, but they do tell a story! I spent some of my day off today clearing off as much snow as I could from my roof. Last nights snow was heavy and there is a real danger of roof damage or worst, caving in when there is that much snow on them. So, I was on my roof for two and a half hours getting rid of as much as I could. The news said we have had more snow this year than any other time in recorded history... at least since the late 18 hundreds. I believe them! I so look forward to moving back to the South in about three years (when my step-daughter Molli graduates high school). Tina and I are looking around the Lake Norman area of North Carolina. We plan on taking a week in late April and visiting the area. We will also take a day to go to South Carolina to visit my 90 plus year old grandmother. She's a very special person in my life and has been a very loving and supporting force throughtout my life as well. Tonight, we have the movie 30 days of night to watch. I've been wanting to see this movie ever since the trailer came out for it. Imagine, 30 days of darkness and vampires going crazy! Ought to be good! Just a side bar commerical for Netflix... there are several movie rental places out there, but I have been very pleased with Netflix. They have so many movies to choose from that you will never want for a good movie. Shipped right to your door and the turn around is very quick. Keep it as long as you want with no late fees. For people who watch a lot of movies, it is the way to go. Trust me, we watch ALOT of movies! Check out the link at the bottom of the page if you're interested.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I do appreciate all the comments so far and look forward to everyone continuing to visit and responding to my posts. As far as my book goes, I'm in the process of reading another book called "The Scene Book". Professor D suggested I read it to help me develop more structure in certain areas of my book. To be honest, the book is finished as far as start to finish storyline. There has been too many edits to mention and not least of which a complete rewrite when I "finished" the book the second time. Professor D and I set down and talked about the book for an hour and a half... I came out of that talk with two books. So I went back and rewrote the first half of the original book to extend it to a complete book. The second half of the original book will now be the second book. Each book will be about one hundred years of time in the life of my vampire. I hesitate to reveal much more about characters, story, etc... but I will say that it is fictional, yet there are historical characters as well as historical storyline to compliment a very fictional vampire! Counting the first two books, I have a total of four stories that will make up about three hundred years of his life. If things go well, I plan on bringing my vampire to present day...
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 8:07 PM
Monday, February 18, 2008
I guess you would have to be at least 40 years of age to appreciate one of the most original shows ever on TV. Dark Shadows was unique on many levels. It was a soap opera that dealt mostly in ghost, horror, and a very reluctant vampire. There was time travel and some of the best story lines ever written for TV. I'm a member of Netflix and they have just about every episode of Dark Shadows. I started about a year ago with Volume 1 Disc 1. Each volume has 4 discs with each disc containing 3 and a half hours of the show. Today I started watching volume 5 disc 1. I've watched over 56 hours of Dark Shadows. My fascination with the show dates back to when as a small child, I ran home after school to watch my favorite vampire. I would have to say that Jonathan Frid's character Barabas Collins helped me in my decision to write a vampire book, which I have been working on for the past 5 years. With the help of Professor Art Deleault (St. Anslem College), whose comments, support, and guidance has been immeasurable, I'm nearing the end of this long and interesting journey. Dark Shadows has achieved cult status because it won the hearts of it's viewers with original scripts supported by great acting. There are MANY Dark Shadows web sites online, but the one below has a lot of information both past and present. Also, it looks like Johnny Depp was a fan of the show... He wants to do a Dark Shadows movie. He would make a great Barnabas Collins. Check out the picture of Barnabas in the middle of the blog!
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 6:13 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I guess living in New England, one should not be surprised by how much snow we get. This has been the most snow that we've had in recorded history. Last night we got another 10-12 inches of snow adding to the several feet already on the ground. The pictures below are in front of my home. I call this the true "White Fangs of the North"! The gripping hold it has on us is long lasting, truly a pain at times... it's a different kind of pain (an unsolicited musical reference to Cold). A pain yes, but thankfully road crews are very prepared for this kind of weather! So to those of you in the deep south, count your blessings!:)
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 9:50 AM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I found an interesting site on my favorite movie Hellraiser. It's a good site with a lot of background on characters, the movies, and links to other Hellraiser sites. My fascination with Pinhead dates back to the 80's when Hellraiser first came out. Pinhead is unique in the horror movie genre. He represents all that is evil without physically touching anyone. The mental torture, the fish hook chains tearing into the flesh of his victims, and sending the victim to Hell to torture him or her for eternity. When he speaks, it's with purpose... not comical, but at times with a very dry sense of humor. He only comes to those who summon him and his demons through opening the toy puzzle box. Through the distribution of pain and suffering, Pinhead finds his enjoyment in testing the limits of human tolerance to pain. Check out the site.
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 9:50 PM
Monday, February 11, 2008
I just joined a site named FEARnet.com. I spent the past half an hour looking at a lot of its features. Very good site for horror fans. Many reveiws, polls, games, chat, and movie listings in the horror genre. Well worth looking at if you really want to keep up with all the horror news. Check it out. http://www.fearnet.com/Default.aspx
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 11:18 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2008
My second post... I've been toying around with this blog trying to learn the many different things that can be done. I've added several things that I hope are interesting... The links at the bottom of the page are sites I visit most everyday. Two of them are my son and daughter's websites... check them out, both are very talented artist. I hope to hear your response to my blog and my kid's sites.
Posted by frgodbeyjr at 2:22 AM