Well, as I thought I might at the end of the last Box of Dread video, I canceled that service. But I still wanted more mystery, so I signed up for Horror Block! Horror Block is another horror-themed subscription box, and it seems to be the more popular and worthwhile choice. It’s $20 a month + shipping, and the shipping cost is dependent on where you live. For me it totaled out to be just shy of $30. Horror Block is based in Canada and ships their boxes internationally, so the whole world can enjoy them!
Was signing up for another subscription box the right choice? Watch the video and find out! And if you have any feedback or suggestions about the videos, let me know in the comments!
My 2nd podcast is in the digital can! It went fairly well, although I definitely could have chimed in more. One of these days my nervous jitters will fade away. I hope so, anyway.
As the post title states, the show is Filmwhys, the podcast run by Bubbawheat at Flights, Tights & Movie Nights. This specific episode is an extra one all about the four Batman movies made during the ’80s & ’90s (Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin). Along for the ride were Jason Soto and The Vern, who both talked and contributed much more than I did!
If you want to listen to the show, I’ve embedded it below! If you wanna listen on a portable device you can head to iTunes, Stitcher, or PodOmatic. And don’t forget to throw Bubbawheat some love and subscribe to the show if you like it!
As always, I love feedback, so if you listen to the show let me know what you think! Is it the general consensus that Batman Returns
is good? Sound off like you’ve got a pair!
Thanks for listening!
So I did my first podcast! It went well I thought, even if I completely botched my pitch/description for Bewitched, one of my favorite HK movies ever. I’m so ashamed of myself.
Anyway, if you couldn’t tell from the post title, the show is all about movies from our birth years. I was born in 1981, so I was tasked with coming up with my Top Five Favorites from that year. Everyone else on the show (Jay Cluitt, Dan Heaton, Joel Burman, & Bubbawheat) was born in a different year, too, so there’s a whole lot of movies from the ’70s and ’80s briefly discussed.
If you want to listen to the show, the LAMBcast can be found on iTunes if you search for LAMBcast. Or if you feel like listening to it right here, right now, then click this link and away you’ll go into a magical land of mystery! Or not. Click the link and find out!
And as always, I love feedback, so if you listen to the show let me know what you think! And feel free to tell me I’ve got it all wrong about 1981 or share your thoughts on your Top Five from Your Birth Year, as well!
Thanks for listening!
I’m back with this month’s Box of Dread! For those that don’t know, Box of Dread is a horror-themed subscription box. It’s $20 a month and you get a fun mystery box filled with stuff you hopefully like. I have to say, it’s damn fun to get these in the mail. It feels just like Christmas, except instead of your loved ones expressing their feelings for you through their gift selection, you paid someone to pick random stuff to send to you so you could taste that long-gone feeling of being loved again! There’s nothing sad about that at all! Anyway, enjoy my slightly disgruntled unboxing!
I heard these podcast things are big on the Internet, so I bought a headset and I’m ready to pod! And now, like the cat above, I’m just sitting here by the mic waiting for a call… that’s how it works, right?
I’ve honestly been on the fence for a while about this. I’m not the most conversational person to those that I’m not familiar with, so I always imagined podcasting would be a scary thing that would haunt my dreams. My basic thought process that stopped me was, “I have a hard enough time dealing with people in person, so why not talk to them over the Internet! That makes perfect sense!” But y’know, sometimes you just have to “feel the fear and do it anyway” (to quote the title of a book I’ve never read).
So if you’ve got a podcast and you’re looking for a guest, I’m available! My mic is smokin’, my ears are bristlin’, my voice is crackin’, and that re-cord button is a-itchin’! Hit me up! I’ll just be waiting with this headset on in the meantime!
Yes, believe it or not I have jumped onto the unboxing video bandwagon. I generally don’t care for this “genre” of YouTube videos, especially for mundane stuff — Check out my unboxing video for my new Sunbeam blender! — but I became enamored with them via my friends’ website/podcast (which you should all check out), Gourmet Gamer. There, Zane has a subscription to LootCrate and has done monthly unboxing videos for a while now. I found them exciting and fun to watch due to the mystery element of the box, but I refrained from subscribing myself because it was all mostly stuff I wouldn’t want.
In comes Box of Dread. It is a horror-themed subscription box, and the previous boxes looked like they had some good-looking stuff inside. Things like cute little Walking Dead vinyl figures, or a whole box devoted to Full Moon stuff. Anyway, I subscribed and how can one in 2014 subscribe to such a thing and not make an unboxing video? So here it is in all its… glory? I don’t know, you tell me. I feel like I was talking more naturally on this video, except for my sudden inability to correctly say “subscription.” Enjoy!
I finished the first season of Doctor Who the other day, and while I knew I’d be a fan after just one episode, now my love for the show is firmly entrenched. It’s a unique take on the sci-fi TV show, specifically because it’s more focused on serial-style adventure thrills than truly thought-provoking science fiction (although there is a bit of that, too). I love how the show’s basic premise allows the writers to dream up literally ANYTHING and it’s a plausible setting for the next story. This lends the show an unpredictable nature that makes it really special.
But while it is unpredictable in that regard, the stories themselves do become rather predictable after you’ve seen a few. There’s always some contrived reason why the group can’t just jump in the Tardis and leave danger behind, and over the course of the story it’s not wrong to expect at least one member of the group to get kidnapped (and subsequently rescued). These can easily be seen as faults or examples of lazy writing, but in a weird way these obvious plot points endeared themselves to me over time and I found myself looking forward to seeing how the show would deliver the goods each time.
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