Halloween in 2020

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I have to work today. Guess who’s going in full costume!! Spoiler, it’s me! Oh I am so excited! Spirit Halloween is a great store that I spent way too much money at this year. I’ve got vampire fangs, a full pirate costume, and an inflated ego all ready to go. My boots are 100% impractical, and this waist belt thing is putting in WORK! I’m living for it.

Dad wants breakfast, so first stop is there. Man, this hat is massive! Every time I think about my hat I start laughing. I’m so excited! The lovely people there loved my costume. I’m supposed to “YAARRR” each person I talk to apparently. My dad wants me to report back on that, but I don’t think I will. Just sounds like it’ll kill my voice…

Now that I’m at work, I’ve stuck my nametag to my coat. I lowkey look dorky, but I feel awesome in this costume. I also forgot my fangs at home, although I talk better without them, and I work in sales. Being able to talk (or I guess communicate) is kind of my job. So far, work is quiet. I’m sitting here watching YouTube videos, writing this. Tonight is where the excitement will be. I’m having both my boyfriend and the roommates boyfriend over for scary movies!

There’s a rock in my boot… The highlight of my day so far has been trying to fish that out without taking the boot off. Oh, wait, maybe a customer? Or they’re headed to Tim Horton’s... Nope, not my customer. At this rate, I’ll catch up on all the YouTube I have yet to watch. Well, it’s only noon, so we’ll see.

Three in the afternoon and still not a whole lot. One real customer and I know him so…

I had two customers today. And one made me almost cry. Super not into that, but what do you do? Anyway, time to stop at the grocery store, grab the last few things we need, and then party! I mean, as much of a party as watching scary movies and drinking pop goes.

First movie, Candyman. Tony Todd is a great actor and I’m surprised I’ve never seen that movie before. An interesting concept and THE BEES! All around, good movie.

Second movie of the night, Night of the Living Dead. More Tony Todd I know, and a good idea. I got to show the roommate why I made the “solid doors” joke. All around, good time.

Last movie for us, As Above, So Below. What an interesting movie! Roommate’s boyfriend recommended it and my god what a good idea! It was like, creepy, suspenseful and I hadn’t seen it, so I needed a protection shoulder to hide behind. Scary movies are great! Only thing, I had to look the ending up because it seemed to, happy? Yeah, that’s probably the best way to describe it. All around good movie though and I’m glad it was recommended!

That’s it though, I’m tired. No kids came around but that’s probably a good thing. Thanks for coming with me! Talk soon!

— Deryn

Bingeing Some TV

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Wow, I am behind on some amazing TV shows. Yesterday, yes, all of yesterday, I watched the last season on Lucifer and watched all of The Mandalorian. Two very different shows I know, but they were both on my list. And then the night was finished with the newest Star Wars movie since I never watched that.

Binge watching TV is something I haven’t done in a long time. Considering I’ve been overworking myself with both renovations and actual work, this was a great way to relax. A couple drinks and some food, it was a good time.

I was already most of the way through Lucifer when we started yesterday. I think we only had a few episodes left, and I’m so glad we finished it! That’s a great show. Tom Ellis does a great job with that role, and it kind of super attractive. Well, he does play the devil, so that makes sense. The season ends with a very DUH DUH DUUUUUHHHH kind of cliffhanger and I’m all for it. With the world being where it is though, I’m not sure when I’ll get season six.

The Mandalorian is kind of amazing. I’ve never watched that through, and my boyfriend suggested we give that a shot since the new season is out soon. Why not, right? I’m not the biggest Starwars nerd, but I’ve heard good things. Plus, I mean, Baby Yoda. The overall show is actually just great and I love the characters.

I’m glad my day was dedicated to relaxing. I really needed that, and I’m glad I got to spend it with the person I did. Plus he knows so much lore, so I could ask questions and actually get answers. I may also start buying Baby Yoda merch, but we won’t talk about it.

Sunday ended with the newest Starwars movie. I hadn’t actually finished that trilogy, so that was necessary. Visually, it was amazing! I’m going to watch them all through again so I know what’s going on better though. I found myself getting lost on certain things. Nonetheless, a fun movie!

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today! Have a good one, and be safe!!! Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

Scary Movies

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My lovely roommate and I have been watching more scary movies. She never really watched any when she was younger, so now is a great time to force her to sit down and enjoy them with me! I say force, but she enjoys it really. Our most recent watches were The People Under the Stairs and Hush. The People Under the Stairs is a classic more of a thriller type movie. I’ve never seen it myself and that made the experience more interesting. Hush is a Netflix movie about a deaf woman getting fucked with by a murderer. 

Now, I have to address it, I went into the People Under the Stairs expecting something like the Hills Have Eyes kind of horror. We watched that movie with a friend of ours who did say it’s more of a thriller. I just didn’t really process that and expected to be on the edge of my seat scared. The characters were interesting, and if you haven’t seen it, the main antagonists are beyond weird, it was great. The protagonists are just kids but they’re awesome. I loved watching them just try and escape everything going on. 
There were definitely some parts that really just threw us off. Little spoiler – We see one of the villain’s in a full leather “gimp suit” at one point and that was bizarre. When he came into frame wearing that we all just freaked out. 
All in all, great movie and I’m glad this movie was recommended to us.

Poster for The People Under the Stairs

Hush was amazing! Our protagonist is a deaf, ass kicking, and resourceful woman who has her night just ruined by this murderer dude. Being a sadistic and all around just terrible guy, he decides to mess with her. All night he’s just tormenting her. Playing with the fact the audience can hear but she can’t was super neat. The ending kicked so much ass and I will one hundred percent recommend this to horror lovers. 
I was recently talking to a friend about this movie, and he was telling me this is by the guy who did the Haunting on Hill House series which makes sense. It was amazing and now I know this director does more amazing work. 

Movie Poster for Hush

Even with the two different styles of movie, it was a good night! But that’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Working the Night Shift

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I was very bored between calls on my most recent shift. Working from six to six overnight, not a lot happens. While I had nothing to do, I decided I was going to watch some movies. Were they all zombie movies? Hell yeah they were! Today I may drop a spoiler or two, just fair warning. 

Train to Busan was first on my list. A Korean zombie movie that came out in 2016. I’ve read some amazing reviews recently about it and figured I’d have to watch it. And let me just say, I’m glad I did!

The early parts of the film do an amazing job at showing us the characters we’re going to be following and their personalities. I, unfortunately, don’t speak Korean, so I never actually learned their names, but that honestly didn’t take away from the movie at all. The style of “zombie” gave me World War Z vibes, as in more of an “infected” than an actual zombie.

The characters were so amazing written and really believable considering the circumstances they were all thrusted into. By the end I was so invested in their safety, at one point I paused the movie to message a friend about how scared I was so the little girl. Even though the whole real cast in on the train, you still get to see a while group of people that would walk past you in your everyday life. It’s really neat how everyone worked around each other.

As for the zombies, they were so dang cool! They were fast and had just enough intelligence that no matter where they were, they were always a threat. A particular scene in the movie with our dead friends just blew my mind: our living passengers were getting on what I assumed was they train again, and the dead have just overrun the train station. After enough pressure just from the overwhelming force of the dead pressing on the glass, a window breaks. Watching a hundred “dead” people fall out of a window, onto the train, and the ground below, only to get back up and start running, was so cool! I was so amazed by the effects, and by the fear that I thought I knew before.

The ending of Busan left me in tears and I loved every second of it, from the banter between characters, to the fear of the inevitable that was thrown at my face over and over again. I recommend this one hundred percent to any zombie / horror fan.

The Poster for Train to Busan

After that, I watched Quarantine for the first time. That was an okay movie, but not one I’d watch again. I found myself skipping through the movie. The ending was super neat though! The actors did a good job, but I’m going to watch the movie it’s based on next time I get the chance. Which I believe is called REC.

Movie poster for Quarantine.

My last movie I watched was the first Resident Evil. That movie is still super fun. For a movie based on a video game, it’s well done. It’s too bad that series went so, action. Can I totally quote all of the Red Queen lines too? Maybe, definitely. I would watch this movie whenever I’m looking for something fun to watch. Maybe if I watch these movies through, I’ll have the courage to play the games…

And then the Resident Evil poster

I know this was mostly a praise post for Busan, but that movie was just so good. But anyway, that’s all I have for today. Be safe out there and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn