Hey there my people. Back from a posting dry spell with something that’s got me really nerding out. Thought I’d share it with you guys…
Much to my wife’s annoyance, I just can’t keep off my Kickstarter app. Sitting in the doctor’s office (a frequent happening for me lately) or waiting for my daughter to wrap up her play rehearsal…I just can’t NOT look to see what’s new. One of the first things I usually do is search the keywords, “Cthulhu” and “Lovecraft.” A couple of days ago, I hit upon this project. And while there’s only about a week left in the campaign, I still have to drop a plug for the Lovecraft Inspired Sideshow Art Series by Midnight Circle LLC.
As I mentioned last week, we like to decorate the front of our house for Halloween. Nothing too extravagant…until now.
I was sitting here yesterday working on a blog post when I got a text messaged photo from my Aunt (who’s more like my big-sis) showing off their new home decked out for the season. It inspired me to turn up our own display a notch. For years, I’ve had it in the back of my mind to construct a scarecrow inspired by the one featured in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. In the spirit of Operation Get Off Your Butt, I decided to go ahead and finally build it.
Here’s another recent purchase off Etsy for the Nerd Cave walls. It’s a one-of-a-kind mixed-media sculpture by the talented Jesse Kennedy from Washington. Depicting one of my favorite scenes from the original Hellboy movie, the sculpture really captures the look and bad attitudes of both characters. I was looking for something to fit on a small area of bare wall next to my shelving units and this cool, little piece of art fills the bill perfectly.
Jesse has a nice selection of other pieces inspired by different realms of pop culture. His renditions of Joker are particularly cool as are his Lord of the Rings characters. Not sure if he’s already done them, but I suspect his versions of the Balrog, Sauron, and the Ringwraiths would be pretty sweet. I highly recommend Jesse and his Sculptorio store on Etsy if you’re looking for a cool, one-of-a-kind touch for your nerd cave art collection.
I love horror movies. A passion that is unfortunately not shared by my wife. Which sucks a little because part of the fun of watching a scary flick is experiencing it with other people. But alas, it looks like I’m going to have to live with being scared by myself or wait for my son to hit 13 or so.
For me, the thrill of watching a good horror film comes from becoming physically involved in the story. I might get a thrill from watching Indiana Jones or The Avengers, but they’re not going to spike my blood pressure, raise my heart rate, or keep me from falling asleep. A truly scary film will stay with you for quite a long time.