VampireNomad

The writings, musings, inspirations, and creations of Corinne Simpson.

filmsbooksandme:

Fire Down Below (1997). 

Fire Down Below.  *cue Wayne’s World alternate sequence hands*  Story time.  Back in the day (this is dating me heinously now) I worked at a movie theatre when this very film first came out.  I was working a box office shift one night and getting mightily irritated that people would stand in a thirty-person-deep line but only once they reached the ticket booth (me) would they say to each other “Hmmmm, what do you want to see?” and ponder the available options.  And then a Q & A with me would begin. 

Them: The Game.  What’s that about?

Me: It’s a suspense/thriller starring Michael Douglas with a brilliant story that I really can’t spoil by explaining.

Them: Is it any good?

Me: It’s very very good.

Them: Event Horizon.  What’s that about?

Me: It’s a sci-fi horror, basically.  It stars Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne and a lost ship that returns from somewhere very dark.  Maybe evil.

Them: Is it any good?

Me: Yes if you like being terrified in space.

Them:  Hmm.  Flubber.  What’s that about?

Me: *sigh*  Robin Williams invents bouncy snot.  For kids.

Them: Is it any good?

Me:  It’s… sure.  Yes. 

This would happen with every other person.  Indecision.  Interrogation.  More indecision.  Rash choice.  Next in line.  Repeat.  I just grew so very tired of being 411 on movies for the unprepared.  Until finally a couple got to the front of the line and began the inquisition except when they got to Fire Down Below I changed the script spontaneously.

Them: Fire Down Below.  What’s that about?

Me: Gonorrhea.

And that was the abrupt and decisive end to my box office career, ladies and gentlemen.  I was yanked into the manager’s office so fast it looked like a vaudeville act: bad joke, cane around neck, swift yank offstage.

Anyway.  Fire Down Below.  Memories.

(All due apologies to Marg Helgenberger whom I absolutely adore in everything I’ve seen her in because she is brilliant and sassy.  I never even watched Fire Down Below.)

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CSI:Las Vegas 3x03 “let the Sellers beware”
- Nick get a swim

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Always reblog Morticia and Gomez. Always.

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cross-connect:

Caryn Drexl born 1980, is a self-taught conceptual and portrait photographer based in north/central Florida, USA. She has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort. She openly admits that “Everything I know I learned through trial and error or the internet.” Although she loves the look of film, and does own some vintage cameras, for practicality she prefers working with digital images. And no big cameras either, “I have girly little hands and a dislike for big heavy cameras that’ll break my wrist or my neck, so the littler ones suit me well.”

You can find more of Caryn’s mysteries in her Etsy shop, CarynDrexl.

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gingerdynamite:

Got an awesome card from @vampirenomad She’s also good at drawing comics.

Hehehe.  I like your facepalm, Ginger.

gingerdynamite:

Got an awesome card from @vampirenomad She’s also good at drawing comics.

Hehehe.  I like your facepalm, Ginger.

This may be my new favorite thing…

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indaysmonthsoryears:

Nick: “Do you still like to dance? I don’t mean the way that you used to.”

Catherine: “I know what you mean. And yes, I do.”

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disneymoviesandfacts:

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was once an attraction in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, but despite a long protest against its closure, Mr. Toad’s journeys to nowhere in particular were put to an end in 1998 and the ride was replaced the following year with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. However, a statue of Mr. Toad can be seen with many others at a pet cemetery outside the Haunted Mansion.

disneymoviesandfacts:

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was once an attraction in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, but despite a long protest against its closure, Mr. Toad’s journeys to nowhere in particular were put to an end in 1998 and the ride was replaced the following year with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. However, a statue of Mr. Toad can be seen with many others at a pet cemetery outside the Haunted Mansion.

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