The Writer's Pond

At the beginning of the week, bad news was delivered upon like blows. Today, the last good thing in my life, extinguished like a candle being snuffed. I have never felt so alone, helpless and miserable in my whole life.

If I have learned anything, I’m not special, exceptional in any way. Nor, am I worth anyone’s time. Life has sent a message that I’m finally receiving;  you will be alone and unsuccessful and will hurt and tire people. There’s no point in trying.

I get that now. Finally!

I was the most optimistic person I knew, but after awhile, everything breaks.

The 1984 Project: An Intoduction

Nostalgia. It hit me like a sandbag in tenth grade and I have never recovered.

I could pontificate and try to explore my mental recess for why nostalgia impacts me, but the simple answer: it just does.

Every year, I like to look back ten years or sometimes twenty to see to what movies were playing, which were popular, which were bombs and have a marathon or re-watch of the movies of the past decades. I find it consuming and alluring the power nostalgia hold over me.

So why 1984?

For a simple reason; last November, I discovered that it was the 30th anniversary of both Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Both properties mean more to me then I could ever articulate.

Ghostbusters was the first movie I have a memory of watching and it gave me a reason not to be afraid of ghosts. When I watched Disney’s Mr. Boogedy, and I was shaking and couldn’t sleep, I knew the Ghostbusters would take that stupid ghost out of it’s cornfield and kick some ass. It gave me comfort and a lifelong fascination with ghosts that exists to this day. Ghostbusters is not only my favourite movie, I can honestly say it profoundly shaped my childhood and life.

What can you say about the Ninja Turtles? This was my cartoon. You had four anthropomorphic turtles created by Mutagen, their sensei and surrogate father was a rat (And the only rat I will ever love and not be terrified of) and they were ninjas. It had everything i loved; animals, mutants, ninjas, adventures and surrealness.

Because of these two influences, I felt I needed to do something special. I envisioned a birthday party where these two themes could be celebrated and people would indulge it because it, “Hey my birthday!”

Then I discovered that this was also the 30th anniversary of AirWolf and Bucky O’Hare. I used to watch Airwolf with my dad as a child and Bucky O’Hare, to this day still has the coolest, kick ass theme for a cartoon. Actually AirWolf and Bucky both do, but I digress.

Curious, I started digging and that’s when I had this I entered a free lottery euphoria where I discovered that 1984 had a ton of shit that came out this year. That decides It, as a nostalgia and pop culture junkie, I need to do something.

The 1984 Project was born!

I’m going to be blogging, podcasting, critiquing, bemusing and ranting of everything 1984 from movies, tv series, songs, comics, video games and trends that occurred in that decade.  For the rest of the year, I’m going to be discussing everything 1984.

As I love movies, I’m going to begin with them. We have the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, The NeverEnding Story, Terminator, Beverly Hills Cop, Police Academy, Gremlins, Karate Kid, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Nightmare on Elm Street, Footloose, Splash, Romancing the Stone, Dune, This is Spinal Tap and more.

I don’t know if there will be any interest other then myself but I’m quite excited for this!

If any one has comments or questions let me know. I would love to know what people think.

What makes you nostalgic?

Holy Carp! Where Did Two Months Go?

Hi everyone!

I’m just writing everyone to let you know I’m alive, I got caught up in a transition tornado that just dispersed. At the end of Feb I moved back home, it took me a month to find all of my stuff and get my place up. It’s so much fun when all your stuff goes missing to the mystical land of Where Did This Go?  I also got sick! More fun.

Now, I’m trying to finish my book, save up for a vacation in Germany this summer which means in the next week, I may have time to slowly breathe if allowed. Wheh! But I’m back.

Also, I’m planning a project where I blog, podcast and critique the 30th anniversary of 1984. This will entail me watching movies, TV series, listening to music, reading comics, playing video games and discussing trends, all for the sake of Nostalgia. If I have time for this I’m very excited. But fair warning, my blog may become 1984 periodically.

Tumblr! I’m home!



I don’t know, but I love this!



I don’t know, but I love this!


I like to call this "Parts of Disneyland rides that scared the shit out of me as a kid."

  • Indiana Jones Adventure- snake striking at you
  • Alice in Wonderland- the Queen of Hearts getting angry
  • Haunted Mansion- the bride in the attic scene
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures- the whole ride basically
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey- appearance from Monstro the Whale
  • Pirates of the Caribbean- the shipwreck scene

It’s 2 am, I’m cold and I have a headache and my body just suddenly decides to wake up. What?

fairy dance scene (requested by blackcats-and-evileyes)

Peter Pan!

Monkey Island! This game means so much to me. I don’t have the power not to reblog this.




So this is beautiful art AND there’s monsters? Sold!

Question: Where’s The Creature from the Black Lagoon? Where’s Gill-Man? Where’s the love?




Frilled Shark: Chlamydoselachus anguineus

These are fairly uncommon sharks of the order Hexanchiformes, meaning that their closest living relatives are cow sharks (there’s currently speculation in the scientific community upon whether or not frilled sharks should be moved into their own separate order).

Frilled sharks are primitive. How primitive? Primitive as balls. Sensationalists refer to them as “living fossils”, but I prefer to think of them as having won the game of life for hundreds of millions of years. These motherfuckers were most likely alive before Tyrannosaurs ever walked the earth and they’re still fucking here. For some perspective, the earliest hominids arose about 4.5 million years ago. Frilled sharks have about 180 million years on us.

Their mouths are terminal, a really unusual characteristic in modern sharks—only a few other extant species share this trait. Frilled sharks are also thought to have a gestation period of 3.5 years; if true, this would be the longest known gestation period of all vertebrates.

These guys are thought by some to be the origin of the sea serpent myth—their specific epithet, anguineus, is derived from the Latin word for “snakelike”. 

Their teeth are the biological personification of that feeling you get when you stick your finger into the straw opening of a drink cup or the opening of a wet wipe dispenser and you realize you’ve fucked up worse than anyone else ever has. 

Sharks are so damn cool.

x x

Primitive as balls



This is so cool! Worth a reblog.