Friday, 6 August 2010

Award, Some Rambling and Another Award!

I have been a very lucky girl this week. I have been fortunate to have had not one but TWO awards bestowed on me. The first came from the phenomenal Dr. Blood who presides over the fantastic blog Dr. Blood’s Video Vault. The Doc has created a very special, and really super hard, meme. Doc B. noticed that the ‘Movie Compatibility’ tests that can be found all over the internet never seem to be applicable to us horror fans so he thoughtfully great one just for us.

Here’s how it goes in the words of the Doc:

“Below are twenty horror films which are universally accepted as classics listed in alphabetical order.
Just rearrange the list by cutting and pasting them into your own order based on how you would rate them. For instance, if you think that "The Hills Have Eyes" is a better movie than "Hellraiser" then cut and paste it higher up in the list. Repeat this with all the titles until you have your own personalised top twenty. Other people will then be able to see if you have the same tastes in horror as them or not.”

Alien (1979)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Exorcist (1973)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Halloween (1978)
The Haunting (1963)
Hellraiser (1987)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Omen (1976)
Psycho (1960)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Shining (1980)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Thing (1982)
The Wicker Man (1973)

Sounds easy, but actually it’s not, it’s super hard. I fretted over this for ages. ‘But I love all these films’ I kept saying to myself ‘how can I choose?’ This went on for a ridiculously long time and eventually I committed to an order, but now I keep having daydreams about Friday the 13th chasing me waving its arms and shouting ‘but, Jinx, you love me, how could you put me so low on list?’ It’s horrible. Anyway, here’s my list as it stands today, tomorrow it’ll probably be entirely different.

The Omen (1976)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Exorcist (1973)
Psycho (1960)
Alien (1979)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Haunting (1963)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Thing (1982)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Friday the 13th (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Halloween (1978)
Hellraiser (1987)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The Lost Boys (1987)

So now it’s all your turns to create your list and be haunted by Friday the 13th. Give it a go, it’s fun and terrifying.

And here’s the spanky award the awesome Doc presented me with:



Ooohhh, pretty. Thank you so much, Doc, you rule!

Now, I’m fairly sure I get to pass this little beauty on to someone else. Do I, Doc, is that right? Yeah, it must be, the love must be spread. So, as we’ve established that I’m rubbish at making simple decisions, I copped out and picked the first update in my reader at the time of writing which worked out wonderfully as it happened to be Tim from Post-Mortem Depression whom I adore, so well done me, or, more to the point, hurray for Tim!

Secondly, just to make me feel even more like a princess, Shaun Anderson the boy genius behind The Celluloid Highway kindly bestowed on me this honour:


The acceptance rules are easy and fun all you have to do is list ten things that make you joyous and then pass the award on to ten great blogs that bring you joy. Easy! Except for picking only ten blogs, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. So here goes, ten thinks that make me glad to be alive.

1) My glorious husband; best friend, adventurer, madman and fearless love warrior, he brings me more joy and love than I could ever deserve.

2) One small fuzzy white kitten. My family expanded by one this week when my husband and I became the custodians of a tiny cat (more on that later). I’m really more of a dog person, but this little creature has completely stolen my heart.

3) Def Leppard. Embarrassing, I know. Please don’t judge me, but I do love to jump around my house to ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ and it makes me stupidly happy. In fact, this track was my reserve choice for walking down the aisle to at my wedding. We were concerned that the registry office wouldn’t allow Kiss’ ‘God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll to You’ because of the mention of ‘God’, they’re funny like that. So we had ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ as a standby and me and my brother were going to inappropriately sexy dance down the aisle which would have served them right. As it turned out our registrar thought Kiss was the best thing he’d ever heard and said we could definitely have it regardless of the rules. Score for us!

4) A really good book. I don’t think I need to elaborate on that, but it’s essential, like breathing or eating.

5) Friday Night Fright Fests. On Fridays my BFF Kev, his gorgeous girlfriend Lizbet come to our house for whiskey (or beer if they prefer), pizza and scary movies, and if we’re lucky Big Matty turns up, if he hasn’t got something cooler to do. I look forward to this all week and it makes me very happy to be with great mates and to laugh and have the best time. This week, however, I suspect I won’t be the main attraction as Kev is just unspeakably excited about meeting aforementioned small white fuzzy, and as yet still unnamed, kitten.

6) My brother and sister - they are completely awesome and I adore them.

7) Whiskey and cigarettes. Yeah, there are reasons I’m not role model. But it's not big and it's not clever. Stay in school, kids.

8) SyFy original movies. They make me more excitable than a puppy full of sugar. Especially if there’s shark in them.

9) Fresh tattoos. Weird I know, even on other people there’s something about a fresh, scabby tattoo that makes me insanely glad.

10) The community of horror bloggers. Seriously, we’re the best. Since I’ve been here a day hasn’t gone by when I haven’t been overjoyed by reading your fantastic blogs. You all thrill me, inspire me, make me giggle and introduce me to many great films that I can’t thank you enough. All of you rule, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I really hate having to pick just ten blogs here, really I’d like to give it everyone because I love all my blogs and think they all deserve prizes, unfortunately I’m obliged so here’s a mixed bag of old favourites and sparking new discoveries that each make my heart leap for joy.

Carfax Abbey
From Beyond Depraved
The Lavender Lair of Horror
Porkhead’s Horror Review Hole
This Girl Digs Horror
Post-Mortem Depression
Dr. Blood’s Video Vault
Fear of Fiction
Fright Skool
The Roads of Autumn Dusk
Scream Bloody Entertainment

Ok, I know there’s eleven, but I couldn’t help myself.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Awards! Love this 20 films meme!
    Dreaded Dreams
    Petunia Scareum

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  2. Thank you my cyber-friend! You are giving me a bloated noggin.... :)

    http://postmortemdepression.blogspot.com/2010/08/awards-season.html

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  3. Thanks for another gong - and yes, it sure is pink! Seriously, I'm dead chuffed.
    I'm going on holiday for a week, but will add this to my trophy cabinet when I return.
    Thanks again, Jinx!

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  4. Hey, Joel, you are so welcome.

    Petunia, thank you so much. Hope you have a go at it. It's really hard and scary.

    Matthew, see, I told you it was pink. But I think it'll look mighty fine your trophy cabinet. Hope you have a lovely holiday, and once again congratulations on your impending nuptials. See you when you get back!

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  5. Just noticed I'm on your award list - many many thanks. Working on some more proper posts, gotta try and be worthy of such accolades!

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  6. Thanks for the award, that's very nice of you!

    And I totally agree with your #4, I can't go on without reading a good book that will take all my worries away from time to time.

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  7. Hey, Andrej! You are so very welcome. I'm looking forward to reading your list.

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