Wednesday, 28 October 2015

More and more

It's been a terrible day for me but this breakdown has been a long time coming.

I've always been a bit of a lone wolf even though I love having company. In the past I've chosen to be by myself because I've been able to be alone without feeling lonely, it has helped me recover and stress down. But these days I tend to isolate myself more and more because I don't want to be a bother to other people; any and all people but people I know in particular. Being by myself has become a source of stress in itself and I feel more and more lonely. I don't want to force myself on people and consequently make them grow tired of me. It's entirely counterproductive because I know that I feel better when I'm spending time with people; no matter how little I feel like I contribute or how tedious or stupid I feel I'm being.
I'm absolute shit at keeping up with people and staying in touch and seeing people, you know, doing the things friends do to and with one another. I think about doing them all the time but then I end up not doing them after all. I often feel inadequate as a friend because of this.
I enjoy the little things from my friends; a text message, a phone call, a postcard, some sort of confirmation that I'm on their mind from time to time and I imagine that my friends enjoy the same things. It's not that I lack imagination. I have ideas for messages, letters, outings and adventures but there's a mighty big wall to climb between communicating them to the people I hold dear and where I am.

Maybe I'm being silly, maybe it's my cold (or lack of coffee) playing tricks on my brain.
I'm too busy to have this cold. I've got shit that need taking care of.
This has been my day off. I've done absolutely nothing.
Work is a mess.
My Halloween costume isn't finished yet.
But I am going to see Dylan Moran this Sunday.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

So it's a Tuesday you say

Tapas and sangria on a Tuesday, fuck yeah. I'll have to be at work at 6:30 tomorrow.
It'll be glorious.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Oh, Dara...

Dara O'Briain will be taking his show to Sweden in May next year. I've got tickets.

There's two weeks left until I get to see Dylan Moran from the front row. A fucking dream coming true for me.

Yes. I like Irish comedians. There's just something about them. I mean, Dara is such a nerd and Dylan Moran is a genius.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Hutt's Little School of Movie Genres: Horror

Time for some scary stuff.

Halloween is soon upon us and I'm trying to figure out how to finish my Halloween costume in time for the party so I thought I'd give you all some inspiration for your seasonal Halloween Movie Nights of Horror.
(Not procrastinating at all here, no way, not me.)

Human beings have a thing for adrenaline rushes and the macabre, and that’s why we’ve liked this genre so much through the ages from far earlier than Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein to way beyond the latest Saw sequel (or other random horror sequel or remake or reboot).
Horror is designed to frighten us by playing on our primal fears and raise our pulses to an almost unhealthy speed. This genre often mixes in elements of fantasy and science fiction because the unknown is also almost always subsequently scary in the collected mind of human kind.

Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, serial killers, cannibals, zombies, aliens and other stuff of nightmares invading our everyday mundane space are common ingredients of this horrific soup. Sadly, it’s very rare to actually find a horror movie with both a good plot and good actors but of course, once in a while you’ll find that little gem. And spoil it rotten with your full attention.

Subgenres include slasher, psychological, gothic, splatter, natural and body among others.

Movies I’d recommend:

28 Days Later, Se7en, It, Psycho (1960), Nosferatu (1922), Three Extremes (2004), Poltergeist (1982), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Scream, Ringu – The Ring, The Thing (1982), Ginger Snaps, Trick r Treat, Saw, El Espinazo del Diablo, Carrie, Fright Night (2011), Sleepy Hollow, Shaun of the Dead.

Happy Halloween everyone!