Musings of a Horror Diva

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A 30-something horror professional. A cranky old "goth" grrl. This is my niche on the web to work out my frustrations...

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Nick: Darkniis
DOB: October 19, 1970
Born in: Vancouver, BC
Currently resides: Edmonton, Alberta
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Horror Web Portal:
Exophagy Dot Com

Horror Film Festivals:
Exofest Film Festivals

Graphics:
Ann-S-Thesia
Dingbat Fonts:
The Dingbatcave
Fine Art:
Eyebalm
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Friday, November 14, 2003

Bathtime Antics...
Bathtime is usually his favourite... My faithful companion, Mickey (my Mollacan Cockatoo) loves to sit on the edge of the tub while I am bathing, chewing on his toys, entertaining me and sometimes he really gets into being misted, and bathing himself... Well, he really got into the "being misted" this morning, got all excited and decided he could swim... This is NOT a good thing for a chicken to do - he can't swim - and the bath water is scalding hot, just like I like it... The poor little sod jumped in and immediately started to breathe water... I didn't know whether to laugh at him or be totally upset - I did a bit of both...

I checked him over and he didn't seem to have damaged any of his little birdie parts, so he looks okay, but with scalding sometimes its hard to tell. He finished his coughing and sneezing and ended up with a crop full of water - but I think he'll be okay. I've been checking on him hourly to make sure he isn't picking his feathers out of any place that might have gotten scalded, and I spoiled both of them with melons, grapes and strawberries for their breakfast this morning - hopefully that will make it up to him for falling in the tub! Silly Chicken!

By Rebecca at 10:35 AM | bullet.gif

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003

The festival got backed up a few days because our lovely Yank partner decided it would be more beneficial to him to go and shoot commercials instead of attending to his responsibilities as the "Director of Operations". No matter, it gives me more time to get the website up to my expectations; which can be hard considering a lot of the films we have coming are independant and therefore don't have a web-design team, or a clue of what needs to be captured to promote their own material.

It's amazing how many hours can go into site design - especially the research for the movies themselves. I usually end up being quite educated at the end of the process, not necessarily because I want to be! Living in my household, you aren't given a choice - you eat, sleep and breathe horror...

N E how... I have many, many hours to put in this week, and I am not looking forward to it at all!! I don't know how I am going to get through all this...

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Thursday, November 06, 2003

Down to the wire and the last minute details - which I fucking hate!! I manage to get about 40 hours of design dumped on me and am supposed to have it researched, coded and all pretty by the next day!! What I wouldn't give for a second web designer some days!

We've got a lot of great material going into the festival and sometimes I wish I was able to go and see all the finished product - all the hard work that went into it, all the sleepless nights, all the deadlines.

The special guest I want to see are all going to be at the Calgary festival though - really looking forward to talking horror with some of them - see what motivates them to the stories that they put up on the big screen, what their backgrounds are, what makes them tick!

The research is the most tedious of the hours put into the project. I'm a research Goddess - I can find you just about anything on the 'net - mainly cuz I don't give up, and I've had a librarian teach me the proper way to enter a query into a search engine to get max results.

My only saving grace right now is the fact that the design won't change much for the Calgary festival - the director is happy with this version - it'll stay for Calgary and then be retooled yet once again for Minniapolis or where ever the next one is slated for...

Not sure if I am looking forward to the month and a half of solitude or not - gonna try and squeeze a couple of sessions in there somehow then I have the shoot to get done, get my driver's license again - pick up my car.... The list is never-ending!

I am crossing my fingers that Detroit does insanely well so that I get my hearse for Xmas... Really looking forward to customizing that baby... Elvira has the "Macabre Mobile" - mine isn't dubbed yet, but I want to make it ultra-spooky!! We were talking about doing a road-trip once it's all done up - enter a rally or sumptin.... My neighbors are going to have a fit when they see it parked in front/back of the house!

Can't wait until "rainbow_fate" can make it down for a visit. We're gonna have some fun times!

Well, this was a nice angst break, but I still have a million films to update and many hours of web design ahead!! Aaaack!!

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OMFG!
EWWWWWW!

This is right in my neighbourhood - thankfully, I've not ever eaten there and my dog has never gone missing!

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Sunday, November 02, 2003

Funnies!
The End of the World

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