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WYRMWOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

I know a lot of you out there feel the same way, but it's worth mentioning anyways, but the older we get, the less free time it feels we have.  And unfortunately, that's one of the reasons why my posts have been so sporadic, if not altogether non-existent.  I haven't had as much time to enjoy as much geekery as I've wanted to, and even less time to sit and write about them.  I really enjoy writing about geek related stuffs and actually a friend was asking me about my blog writing a month or so ago.  It encouraged me to dabble at it again.  As a friend once said to me, it’s that reflection and that dissection that graduates the medium to an art form.  And so it's a new initiative of mine to try and write at least one post a week about something... anything!
If I had to choose one, I think the geekery that took the biggest hit has been movies.  I feel like with gaming, books, comics and TV shows, it's easy to fragment the medium into save points, chapters and epi…

SCREAM the TV Series! Don't watch it!

Scream the TV Series.  What a shitfest!  And although I know why I decided to give the series a shot in the first place, I don’t know why I stuck through it all!
Scream follows a bunch of white teenagers in the town of Lakewood as they explore and investigate the brutal murders of one of their friends, a popular and promiscuous girl from their highschool.  The murder sparks memories of the town’s sordid past, that of a previous murder spree conducted by a masked serial killer.  The killings and the style just seem too similar.  As the investigation continues, so does the body count.  Everyone from the jocks, the lesbian, the English teacher and the mayor (to name a few), are all suspects.  And behind one or more of those faces is the masked Lakewood killer.
Scream the TV Series is the television successor to the slasher film series by the late Wes Craven.  Although the two share the same name and general plot structure (i.e. of a whodunit?), the soul and the spirit of what made the movi…

Ms. 45 (1981)

What a bizarre movie!
Ms. 45 is an exploitation flick released originally in 1981.  It follows the life of Thana, a young, mute seamstress working in New York who is raped twice in a single day.  Traumatized by those events, she goes on a killing spree, randomly killing men with a .45 caliber gun.  Thus, Ms. 45 was born.  At first, she seems to have a motive – to dispatch any male person who would attempt to take advantage of her.  But later on, the motive becomes blurred, as she targets random men making out with their girlfriends, not related to or threatening Thana in any way.  In its bloody denouement, Thana dresses as a pistol wielding nun (don’t ask why, there are no answers) and goes on a shooting rampage at a club that her friends are attending.
Ms. 45 is one of the first full length features by renowned director, Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York).  Much like his other movies, Ms. 45 goes for the gritty New York feel, showing us the dirty and ugly side of the city…

The Girl on the Train!!

I want to preface this by saying that I don’t usually read these types of popular fiction books – the kinds that you typically find at the front of a Chapters or an Indigo “Heather’s Pick” – but after reading such heavy stuff during the past month, I just wanted a lighter fare.  I briefly read the synopsis on Amazon and decided that this fit what I needed.
The Girl on the Train is a mystery story that is told from the perspective of a few different characters.  Firstly, there is Rachel, who is the titular girl on the train, an alcoholic young woman, who rides a train into London everyday for work.  During her daily trips to and fro, she begins to recognize some of the characters who live along the railway.  Not knowing them in person, she begins to develop characters and back stories for them – in particular, a couple whom she names Jason and Jess.  She sees increasingly odd behaviour between the two, and one day, notices that Jess disappears.  We also follow Anna, the current wife of…