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I don't bother with Halloween, as I spend a lot of time thinking about dark and weird stuff, so it's a holiday for me. I do like horror movies, but most modern ones try far too hard, and are just not frightening at all. Not a lot of thought put into the writing of most, either. I'll stick to some of the old ones, thanks....
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dashwood_one:
As an addendum to the above, there are only three Zombie movies I can bear to watch - the subject has been done to death - the brain eating Zombie is not interesting at all, save demonstrating gore effects.Β  Those films are: 'White Zombie' (1932); 'I Walked With A Zombie' (1943), and 'Plague Of The Zombies' (1966).
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The new SG logo. I like it. It has a kind of piratical air about it, inasmuch as the font used looks very similar to one used in books that feature items pertaining to pirates. (And pirates only speaks in the present tense, does pirates). Sorry drifted away a bit there. Mind wandered. It'll come back when it wants something... πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

kiley:
it's spooky season!
dashwood_one:
Ah, yes. Here in the UK, we don't tend to make such a big 'thing' of it: that, we save for November the Fifth, where we remember the 'Gunpowder Plot', where a gang of malcontents, led by one Robert Catesby, but remembered for another member, Guido 'Guy' Fawkes, set out to blow up the Houses of Parliament, Politicians, King and all, in 1605. The gang had filled a basement under Parliament with barrels of gunpowder, with Fawkes looking after it - he was a bit of an explosives expert. However, due to odd letters turning up, telling some MP's to stay away on 05/11/1605, Fawkes and the gunpowder were discovered, and King James the first of England, sixth of Scotland, and the government were saved. Fawkes and the gang were rounded up, and died very horribly for their impertinence. We burn effigies of Fawkes, and let off fireworks to commemorate this.
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Happy birthday, SG! Thank you for two decades of alternative, inclusive, and totally wonderful beauty! You've made the lives of so many people better. A casual glance might make you think: 'Hmm. Ink and boobs'. But it's so much more than that. Long distance, long term friendships have been formed. People have been able to tell the world their heartbreak, and recovery over time. All...
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I'm rather sad because of the news that yet another of my musical heroes has died - the Reggae dub innovator - a true one off genius - Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Rest easy, man. Rest easy.

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dashwood_one:
It's the nearest seaside town to my home, and it's also Britain's busiest container port. A rather charming old-fashioned town called Felixstowe. I must have been there tens of thousands of times in my life. It's an odd place - the main town is at the top of a cliff, and the south side of the seafront is all amusement arcades, etc. In the middle is the recently renovated pier, and then the North side is big Victorian houses, and miles of shingle beach, very errie at night.
dashwood_one:
I meant 'Eerie'! Sorry.