Archive | June, 2011

Goodbye horses

27 Jun

I recall when i was no bigger then a corn muffin, rummaging through the VHS cabinet that there was always one movie cover in particular that sent a wave of fear to tear through my tiny  limbs and forced me to turn the archaic tape over quickly so i didn’t have to look ghostly facade in its illuminated  eyes. that movie would much later turn into one of my favourite films of all time! i think thats irony but then again i haven’t the foggiest.  that film of course is the critically acclaimed:

silence

this shit was scary!

this movie could make me wet myself! then again i never had good bladder control as a child, i think i once peed on my brothers Sega….they’re still sore about that!

In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee played by Foster, seeks the advice of the imprisoned serial killer and cannibal Hannibal Lecter, played by Hopkins, to help apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill“.

When The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991, it received much critical acclaim. The film won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

but it wasn’t until last year when a few friends and i got together for a french toast social that we decided to watch it (mostly for the famous dick-tucking scene, but what can you expect from a group of 16 year olds) and it was love at first watch.

i kinda had an idea about this movie, its been parodied multiple times by family guy and the like (or more notably Joe Dirt) and cable guy

and i only knew Jodie foster from the film Panic Room, (the only thing  remember from that movie is Kristen Stewart’s boyish charm and Jared Leto’s cornrows)

panic room

her gender really threw me for a whirl

panic room

He looked better in girl interupted

i adore crime dramas, horror films and mystery so anyone with a brain stem could have known i would have loved this movie but what really closes the deal is Anthony Hopkins portrayal of Hannibal lecter. i couldn’t wait for his scenes in the movie and i was shocked that he collectively only has 16 minuets of screen time in the entire film!

hannibal

am i the only attracted to hannibal lecter?

the answer is no, you all secretly want to bone him.

after watching the movie for the second time with a close friend  who had never seen it before i felt the urge to dive deeper into this series but with the general animosity i have for sequels since there usually a big let down i decided to go a more scholarly route and pick up the books at my local library. I’m really more interested in the dynamics of Clarice and the good doctor but i fought the compulsion to skip right to silence of the lambs and picked up Red Dragon (also silence of the lambs was checked out)

dragon red

"dude...thats red" a quote from a very eloquent friend

plus i get to imagine a young William Peterson as the protagonist Will Graham  who plays him in the movie adaptation Manhunter.

william

i actually think hes more attractive older...i must just be into moldy oldies

I’m only about 100 pages in but I’m really enjoying it so far and every passage with Hannibal lector is my favourite 😉

and here is  my parting gift to you

my dad and i try to say this to each other at least ever day

KEEP’N THE DREAM ALIVE!

Native American Astrology

27 Jun
stars

The journey within starts from above

Many people are well aware of their zodiac signs(SAGITTARIUS!)   and their Chinese zodiac animals (DOG!) but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when a friend and I visited MacRae’s Indian Books on a trollop about town that we discovered the Native Americans ideals of astrology through a book called “Simply Native American Astrology” by Deborah Durbin. similar to other systems of astrology the dates and months of your birth correspond with an animal but there’s more to it, you also learn things like your clan, moon and stone. the book also offers insights into your personality traits and famous people born under your sign (some born under my sign included Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, and Brad Pitt). Now i have never been one to buy into that things are “written in the stars” but my sign was eerily accurate and synced up with my personality quite well! though the book  is fairly broad and generalized, the fact remains that everyone in my family found themselves agreeing with what the book said. the book also allows you to find your spirit and totem animal through a series of questions. a good coffee table or bathroom read “Simply Native American Astrology” delights and entertains but also educates people on Native American culture and beliefs, something i have always been fond of. Check of what you would be!

    December 22-January 19 Snow Goose/ Turtle
January 20-February 18 Otter/ Butterfly
February 19-March 20 Cougar/ Frog
March 21-April 19 Red Hawk/ Thunderbird
April 20-May 20 Beaver/ Turtle
May 21-June 20 Deer/ Butterfly
June 21-July 22 Flicker/ Frog
July 23-August 22 Sturgeon/ Thunderbird
August 23-September 22 Grizzly Bear/ Turtle
September 23-October 23 Raven/ Butterfly
October 24-November 21 Snake/ Frog
November 22-December 21 Elk/ Thunderbird

I’m the elk!  😀

patrick

my face when i found out

                                                                                                                               for a more extensive look buy the book like i did it was only 9 bucks  also as a gift the lady at the store gave me and my friend two jewelery magazines, a nice gesture though they were circa 1978 🙂

Indians

Simply Native American Astrology by Deborah Durbin

MacRaes

MacRaes Indian Books located on Cole street, Enumclaw WA.