Hey guys! Sorry its been so inactive around here. I’m slowly but surely getting finished with my finals.
Anyway, I found this and thought I had to share. The way body language can tell how a person is really feeling is something that I consider very interesting. I think it would be a great way to show, in a subtle way, how a character is really feeing.
Hope its useful! And good luck with finals! Hopefully, this place will be a bit more active once summer kicks in.
Jewish and Muslim leaders link arms in a silent march to honor the victims of a shooting at the Ozar Hatorah school in March. Photo by REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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EXPOSED: SECRET CHRISTIAN FACEBOOK GROUP PLOTS WEB ATTACKS ON GAY SITES
Fellow blogger Alvin McEwen has uncovered a secret Facebook group whose members share tips on how to flag and take down gay blogs, Facebook pages, and YouTube clips that they find contrary to the Christianist cause. According to McEwen, among the group’s members are well-known religious leaders and anti-gay activists.Based upon information I received from an anonymous source, there is a project afoot by members of the religious right to strike at the gay community via sites like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. This project is conducted by a secret Facebook group called Truth4Time. According to the creator of the group (whose name shall remain anonymous because he is not a public figure), Truth4Time is supposed to be a library of anti-gay articles, blogs, and other materials for its members to use in their fight against the supposed “gay agenda.” Apparently the group has a large lists of documents which contains anti-gay information (i.e. propaganda) that members are invited to use. The founder says that the group is supposed to be a sort of a “behind the scenes support system for the religious right. He seems to think that he is on some type of divine mission.
Hit this link for sample postings from the group, which is apparently invisible to non-members. McEwen has redacted their names because some members are private citizens. He also notes that the group is particularly focused on JMG. Because I’m in cahoots with Satan!
why hasnt Anon taken this group down
When I was about six years old, I was attacked by my grandparents’ dog. I generally have a pretty weak memory, but this I remember as though it happened earlier today because it sparked a fear of dogs that would last nearly two decades. His name was Jack and he was pretty small, but lightning fast; he chased me through my grandparents’ backyard and when I tried to climb up his wooden dog house to get out of his reach, he bit into my leg and tore. I relived that moment and completely lost my wits regularly from then on whenever I came into contact with a dog (regardless of size, friendliness or cuteness) until about college when I finally started getting over it (although I didn’t completely kick the fear until about my late 20s).
Now here’s the thing, I actually talked to my psychology professor about this in college and he told me that I wasn’t actually phobic because people with phobias have irrational fears and mine came from a traumatic experience. In other words, looking at a picture of a dog or watching a movie about a dog wouldn’t elicit fear in me, it took the presence of a dog to spark the “rational” part of my mind into warning me about danger based on past experience. Nonetheless, I still avoided movies about rabid dogs (like Cujo, for example) anyway because I just didn’t need to throw more fuel on the fire for my fears. I also avoided Pet Sematary, but as I learned last night, Pet Sematary is not really about scary animals at all.
Sematary is about a family that moves into a house along a highway. When their family cat wanders into the road and is hit by a truck, a creepy neighbor brings them to an old Indian burial ground where dead things can be buried and brought back evil.
OK, time out. I think this is as good a time as any to impart upon you VINNIE’S TIP FOR SURVIVING A HORROR MOVIE #6: If you and your friends are trying to figure out what to do one night and one of them suggests desecrating an Indian burial ground, run away as fast as you can and never talk to anyone in that group ever again. In fact, if you live that close to an Indian burial ground that people are even suggesting going to one in the first place, you should just pack up your shit and move. Seriously though, no one should have to tell you not to stick your hands into fire, you just know not to do it. It ought to be the same principle. There should be a basic human instinct that stops you from messing with an Indian burial ground because NOTHING good can EVER come of it.
Anyway, they bury the cat and it comes back evil (but, really, aren’t cats always evil to begin with? Honestly, I’ve never in my life met a cat that wasn’t evil). But they don’t notice the difference because, like I said, cats are just always evil… so when their toddler goes running into the road and gets hit by a truck, they do the unspeakable and bring him back.
As a horror fan, I thoroughly loved Pet Sematary, it was more psychological (which I always love in a horror flick) as we watched the main character struggle with his own sanity. Can you imagine how awful it would be to watch your kid die before your eyes? Now throw on top of that what it must be like to know there’s a burial ground right around the corner from your house and if you bury him there, he’ll be back… but never the same. It would probably be pretty tough to resist. And I can only imagine what you’d have to go through psychologically to try to kill your own child after he comes back as the demon spawn.
This movie is sooooo creepy and sooo brilliant in that deranged sort of way and reminds me of my all-time favorite episode of South Park, Marjorine (a spoof of this film… here’s the link… just watch it… even if you’ve already seen it… it’s just awesome), which just earns it more bonus points than it even needed.
Everything written about on this blog makes me want to watch the film.. Even the ones he thinks are bad.
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