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Welcome back to our weekly slasher horror movie discussion, this time we discuss Friday the 13th Part 3. Previous Links here: I II

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IMDB Rating: 5.7/10

Rotten Tomato Score: 43%

Cast:

Richard Brooker - Jason

Gloria Charles - Fox

Anne Gaybis - The Cashier

Rachel Howard - Chili

David Katims - Chuck

Dana Kimmell - Chris

Paul Kratka - Rick

Cheri Maugans - Edna

Synopsis: Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree.

Plot: Immediately after his mysterious escape at the end of Friday the 13th, Pt. 2, Jason Vorhees kills a hardscrabble store owner and his nagging, bitchy wife before heading back to Crystal Lake, this time to terrify city-girl Chris and her band of summer-cottage guests. Chris, it seems, is haunted by an earlier encounter with Jason, and her romantic entanglements with local boy Rick do little to ease her nightmares. Meanwhile, the gruesome antics of Shelly, a chubby practical joker who just wants to be loved (and get laid), leads to an escalating case of the boy who cried wolf. When he's not incurring the wrath of leather-clad motorcyclists, he's annoying the other guests with his mock mutilations. Soon, stage blood turns to real as guests and bikers alike fall prey to the killer lurking in the barn out back.

Running time: Approximately 95 Minutes

Trivia (Provided by IMDB and Crystal Lake Memories): This was the first of the Friday the 13th films to use the hockey mask, which has been in every sequel since. It is one of the most iconic horror movie masks (heck, even movie history) ever.

This film actually takes place the day after the events of Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), making it Saturday, the 14th. While the beginning takes place on the evening of Saturday, the 14th, when the store owner and his wife are killed, the majority of the film takes place on the following day, making it Sunday, the 15th.

The original plan for the film involved Ginny (Amy Steel) from the previous film being confined to a psychiatric hospital. Suffering from the trauma inflicted on her during the ordeal with Jason, she eventually finds that, intent on revenge, he has tracked her down, and he begins to murder the staff and other patients at the hospital. (So basically the same storyline as Halloween 2 1981)

This movie was released in 3-D in cinemas, but as for home release it was very hard to obtain a 3-D home release of it, that was until the 2009 re-release of this film on DVD which was given a 3-D release and also 3-D glasses provided to purchases.

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May. 4th, 2016 04:00 am
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Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon

May. 4th, 2016 08:00 am
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Pairing Off

by Elizabeth Harmon
February 2, 2016 · Carina Press
Contemporary RomanceRomance

If you follow me on Twitter, at the end of March/beginning of April you may have seen me live tweeting some of the World Figure Skating Championships. (If you don’t think I didn’t punch the air at Javier Fernandez SHUTTING SHIT DOWN or cry at my girl Ashley Wagner GETTING SHIT DONE you are wrong because I did both of those thing.)

(Also I would LOVE to know how Irina Slutskaya and Surya Bonaly would do under the modern scoring system.) (ALSO ALSO the Tara Lipinski/Johnny Weir commentariot duo on NBC is amazing.)

During the Olympics, I care about most of the sports in existence. On off years I only care about gymnastics and figure skating (TOE PICK). There aren’t a lot of romances set in those worlds (and, tbh, the women that compete in gymnastics are so young that I really don’t want to see any), so when Elyse found Pairing Off (and Sarah found another skating romance by the same author), I jumped on it.

And possibly swung my ereader around in a circle like this:

Anton is a Russian pairs skater who’s been competing with the same partner most of his life. Carrie is an American pairs skater who gets disgraced out of the sport when it’s discovered that her partner has been fucking a skating judge, which calls their scores into doubt and results in their being stripped of their medals.

Carrie gets an offer to skate in Russia: they have a dude in need of a partner. Carrie is in need of something to occupy her time while she figures out what she’s going to do with her life. She cannot skate in the US, and the Russian Skating federation is willing to expedite her visa and citizenship so she can compete for Russia, so… why not?

Turns out their spare dude is Anton, whose partner dumped him, and just to complicate things, Anton and Carrie had a one night stand at the World Championships like 7 years ago. (She knows it was him, but he doesn’t realize it was her.) Somehow, they need to navigate making their skating styles compatible while Carrie adapts to Russian training, Russian food, Russia, and Russian mean girls.  (Plus a whole host of family issues.)

What really stands out is that it’s clear that Harmon is a skating fan, and either has skated or has put in the work to know what things are: she knows the names of the jumps and the mechanics and clearly understands the facets of training that aren’t just ice time. She isn’t just like, “Um, there’s skates right? And ice? You jump and spin and that’s all you know need to know, right? I’m good.”

I also liked how Carrie explored her fish-out-of-water-ness in Moscow. She’s attempting to learn Russian (and there’s a hilarious scene where she’s trying to tell Anton where she is over the phone, and she’s like “there’s this letter that looks like a spaceship?”) and learning about food and culture. She grew up as a pageant girl in Georgia, her father is in politics, and her home life is kind of shitty, but the reality is you don’t get to the high level in skating if you a) aren’t able to put the work in and b) smile through the pain. Add “dealing with pageant mean girls from the cradle” and you get a girl who has been through the shit. Russia is NOTHING.

I also liked how Carrie and Anton had both come from partnerships where they deferred to their former partners, and their joy at discovering that they were naturally compatible. I loved that. There was no TOE PICK moment, but hey, Anton already knew what the toe pick was for.

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I have also read Getting it Back, another book in Harmon’s Red Hot Russians series, and there’s a definite theme of terrible families. That’s legit, since you need good reasons for these heroines to decamp to Russia with their Red Hot Russians. Terrible families make me very sad, but I love seeing people triumph despite their terrible families.

This didn’t cause me to make Good Book Noise, but it was a very enjoyable book by a knowledgeable author about a sport I love to watch and cannot do. I never figured out how to skate before I decided that I Could Not Skate And That Was The End Of It, which was probably not true (I was 6), and now I am An Old.

I WANT MORE SKATING BOOKS.

(Also I am so ready for the Summer Olympics Holy Shit)

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Some horror themed red velvet cupcakes I made last Halloween. I know it's only may, but didn't want to wait to post ;p

 

Basic red velvet cupcakes. Blood is corn syrup with red and blue food coloring, and glass is sugar and corn syrup with a bit of vanilla for flavor :) Hope you guys like these!

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An Interview with Mary Balogh

May. 4th, 2016 07:00 am
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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The Survivors’ Club series by Mary Balogh. I devoured Only Beloved the minute it hit my hot little hands. The final book in the series features The Survivors’ Club founder, The Duke of Stanbrook. Stanbrook has suffered some serious losses in his life–his son died at war and his wife committed suicide. Now at the age of 48, he realizes how lonely he is, and he asks the one women he can imagine spending his life with, Dora Debbins, to marry him. Dora is a 39-year-old music teacher and spinster who never expects a duke to come calling.

This book was all the Elyse-nip. It’s a Cinderella story, it involves a castle in Cornwall, it pays homage to the gothic I love so much while never veering into broody, scary hero territory, and the hero needs some serious comfort to overcome his emotional wounds.

I was able to talk to Mary Balogh about Only Beloved, The Survivors’ Club series, and of course, what she’s reading right now.

Only Beloved
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The Survivors’ Club series centers around a group of men and women who suffer from physical and psychological trauma and come together to heal. What inspired you to write a series based around PTSD as a common element?

It’s always hard as a writer to say where ideas come from. I like a tough challenge and I like heroes and heroines who are wounded in some way. Internal conflict is as important to me as external conflict. There must be both if the book is to have meat on its bones. Characters who have no real, deep-seated problems to keep them from love and happiness would be incredibly difficult to make into dynamic heroes and heroines.

My books are almost always set during the Regency period, during and a little after the Napoleonic Wars, so using people who have been involved in war is a natural. I can’t remember by what exact steps I came to envisage a type of hospital/convalescent center for wounded officers, but I do know that the idea greatly appealed to me. That hospital is the stately home of a duke, one member of the club. I had to think of all different sorts of wounds for the other six so that each book and each challenge was very different from the others—one is blind, for example, one has been driven mad by survivor’s guilt, another has had both legs crushed but not amputated. And one is a woman, who was in Spain and Portugal with her husband and witnessed his torture and death in captivity. PTSD was not known then, of course, but that is nevertheless what they are all suffering from in addition to their other injuries. I think I loved writing those seven books more than any other series I have written (and I have enjoyed them all!).

 

One of the things that really intrigued me about Only Beloved was that the hero is 48 and the heroine is 39. A lot of historical romance focuses on very young characters. Did you deliberately set out to write a book about an older couple?

I knew it was coming from the start. The Duke of Stanbrook, who opened his home as a hospital, needed to be an older man. Otherwise readers might have asked why he was not off fighting as the others had been. He did, however, have a son who fought and died in the Peninsula at the age of 17, and the boy’s mother committed suicide a few months later. So he is every bit as wounded as the rest of them. He is very much a part of the Club all through the series. He has given a great deal of himself to the other Survivors and so of course had to have his own story and chance at happiness.

The Arrangement
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His heroine, Dora Debbins, is first introduced in the second book of the series, The Arrangement, as the spinster music teacher of the blind hero. She has a larger part in Only Enchanting as sister of the heroine. She had given up all her own hopes and dreams as a young woman in order to raise her younger sister after their mother ran away with a lover. Now she is 39 and alone. Putting her together with the duke made sense. Having an older hero and heroine was just another challenge to be faced, and remember—I love a challenge. They could not think or behave as very young people behave, but their story still had to be wondrously romantic (I hope it is!). Readers often ask me for romances about older people. A very large number of readers are older, after all, as am I!

 

Many of your books feature a marriage of convenience trope, which is totally my catnip. Can you tell me what appeals to you about writing that trope?

Oh, I love writing marriages of convenience. When one writes historicals, the problem (or challenge!) often is to get the two people alone together often enough for a romance to develop, and if they are to have sex, then again they have to be able to get away alone together and there has to be a very good reason for it to happen. Ladies were set about by chaperones and rules. People did not fall into bed together as freely as they do now. In a marriage of convenience everything is made easy. The couple is in an intimate relationship almost from the start. They live together and can have sex with each other whenever they want. Perhaps more important, though, I like this theme because it gives a perfect opportunity to have a relationship grow from indifference or even open hostility through all the stages that lead through acceptance, tolerance, friendship, attraction, falling in love and so on to being deeply in love. It gives all sorts of opportunity for conflict and misunderstanding and passion and all the other forces that drive a plot forward to the inevitable happy ending.

 

Only Enchanting
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How did you get started writing? Did you always want to write regencies or have you ever thought of dabbling in another genre?

I always wanted to write. As a child, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to answer that I wanted to be an author. I wrote long, long stories. I wish I had kept a few! The trouble was when I grew up that I didn’t know what I wanted to write and my need to eat drove me into a busy teaching career, during which I got married and had three children. Finally, though, the need to write reasserted itself. I tried my hand at Harlequin romances, mainly because I thought they would be easy and lucrative. Ha! Deservedly, the two I sent in were rejected. I discovered the wonderful Regency and Georgian romances of Georgette Heyer during a maternity leave (how I missed them up until that point I have no idea since I had always been a voracious reader) and knew immediately that THAT was the sort of book I wanted to write myself. It took me a while, of course, to discover my own voice and style, but that is indeed the sort of book I have been writing ever since. I read numerous other genres, but I have no wish to try any other myself. I think my voice and vision are perfectly suited to the era in which I set my stories.

Do you have a favorite character or couple that you’ve written?

My favorites are usually the ones in the book I am currently writing. It makes sense, doesn’t it? If I am creating a hero and heroine and can say to myself that I like them but not as much as so-and-so and so-and-so, then I had jolly well better stop writing to discover what is wrong with the ones I am in the process of creating.

Slightly Dangerous
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However, looking back, I suppose there are some who stand out in my mind more than others. But then the trouble with that is that I keep remembering others I could add to the list. I suppose if I must single out one couple, I would go with the obvious—Wulfric, Duke of Bewcastle and his eventual wife, Christine. Wulfric seems to be the all-time favorite hero of mine with readers. I think it’s because his story (Slightly Dangerous) was the last of the Bedwyn series and his character was built gradually through the other five. He was powerful, cold, aloof, a bit mysterious in those books and was characterized largely by his ever-present quizzing glass and his silver eyes. But he always had his brothers’ and sisters’ backs. I loved writing his book, especially after getting past the difficult task of finding just the right heroine for him. The ever-cheerful, klutzy Christine was so obviously wrong for him when she popped into my mind that I knew she was perfect.

 

Now that The Survivor’s Club is finished, what are you working on?

Someone to Love
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I am working on a new eight-part series, the Westcott Family Series. The first book begins after the death of Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale. He left no will, but that poses no problem. His 20-year-old son becomes the new earl, who will make sure his two sisters and his mother are well looked after and receive their portions of his vast fortune. His guardian is the very toplofty, very indolent Duke of Netherby. The widow, however, knows of a young woman her husband had long supported at an orphanage in Bath, presumably his daughter with a mistress. The widow charges her late husband’s solicitor with finding the woman and making a final settlement on her. A few weeks later the bombshell falls at a family meeting the solicitor has called at the duke’s house. The orphan is actually the earl’s daughter with his secret first wife, who died shortly after his marriage to the countess. That bigamous second marriage, then, is void, and his three children are illegitimate. A second cousin inherits the title and the only legitimate daughter inherits the unentailed properties and vast fortune. The whole Westcott family is thrown into turmoil and must reassess their relationships and their whole concept of family as eight of them deal with the new reality in stories of their own. The first book, Someone to Love (due out in November, 2016), is the story of Anna (the orphan) and the Duke of Netherby. I have also written the second book, Someone to Hold, the story of Camille Westcott, the elder of the dispossessed daughters.

 

What have you read lately that you’ve loved?

Eighty Days
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Ooh, let’s see. Probably my most recent favorite is a non-fiction book—Eighty Days, by Matthew Goodman, the story of the race around the world of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland in the 1880s. I rarely read non-fiction but this was a birthday present and I found it quite riveting. I have just finished reading Robert Galbraith’s (J. K. Rowling) The Silkworm ( A | BN | K | G | ARe | iB ), second in the Cormoran Strike series. She really is incomparable as a writer. After a certain point I could not put it down. I am reading my way through C. S. Forester’s Hornblower series. The books are set in roughly the same historical era as my books, and I am enjoying the contrast with a romance. His books are wall-to-wall fast and exciting action and quite irresistible. I recently re-read Georgette Heyer’s Devil’s Cub and was reminded why I love her more than any of my other favorite romance authors. Donna Leon’s A Question of Belief ( A | BN | K | G | ARe | iB ) is another recent read. I discovered her Commissario Brunetti books late and am eking them out. I don’t want to get to the end too soon and have to wait endlessly for her to publish another. I could go on and on—I am doing a gradual re-read of Sue Grafton, for example.

Thank you to Mary Balogh for her time. Have you read one of her books? Do you have a favorite?

Daily Happiness

May. 4th, 2016 12:20 am
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1. We took a walk again tonight. We really got out of the habit of taking a walk every day, but I'm glad to get back into it. And it's such a nice time of year for evening walks right now, too. The weather is cool, but it's staying light late.

2. Work went so smoothly today, it was great! I actually left on time, which almost never happens on a Tuesday.

3. The other day at Costco we got a package of these mini chicken empanadas and finally made some up tonight and they are so good! And super easy, too, just pop them in the oven for like fifteen minutes and they're done.

4. We're almost done with season one of Rick and Morty. I laughed so hard tonight at so many things (I think Rixty Minutes is my favorite episode so far). I am just sad there's not more of this show out. For some reason I thought it had been on the air longer than two seasons.

5. Look at this cutie!

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All we’ve got (is what no one can break) (2323 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Clint Barton, Sam Wilson
Additional Tags: Captain America: Civil War Trailer, Interlude, Artist Steve Rogers
Series: Part 3 of Interludes
Summary:

The modern world, the job of soldiering, has somehow not diminished the artist within who always saw the world in a way a camera couldn’t capture, that vision in his eyes as if he was in touch with something far away.

Bates Motel 4.08.

May. 4th, 2016 08:46 am
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For which Freddie Highmore wrote the script, thus proving he's talented in that department as well. Is there no end to what this kid young man can do? Seriously. If you've watched the episode, here are headwriter/producer Kerry Ehrin and Freddie Highmore discussing it.

You're such a hypocrite )
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The comments to my last post on the subject made me realise I hadn't expressed myself very clearly, so I've been waiting until I felt clear headed enough to lay out my argument properly, and here we are.

My point: female protagonists are almost always the least invested in feminine presentation compared to other female characters in the story.

I'm not saying there's no such thing as major sympathetic female characters who care more about feminine presentation than other female characters in the story. There's lots of those. I am strictly talking about protagonists.

In most cases the main character is the best at looking pretty, but that's not the same as being the most invested. A common trope is the protagonist being forced to dress up prettily and looking fabulous with no effort on her part. Another common trope, especially on tv, is her looking fabulous and fairly girly despite explicitely "not caring".

I'm not saying that these stories are neccesarily sexist, especially not something like Fun Home which explores the generally ignored experiences of butch women. I just think it's notable that female protagonists are so limited, and want to poke at it.
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How do you remove plugins?

May. 4th, 2016 04:50 am
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From what I can tell, plugins are installed from other programs, like Micorsoft Word and Adobe Flashplayer. But why doesn't Firefox have a way to remove them. I don't know, it just seems annoying to have useless plugins, and a couple of them being automatically disabled, for no reason.

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Poetry fishbowl open!

May. 3rd, 2016 10:23 pm
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