A Pause on The Witch House

Hi Internet People,

This week with the holidays I haven’t really been thinking about Witch House stuff. I know I should be focusing a bit more, but there’s a lot going on and I’m enjoying the time with my family and the chance to just sort of catch up on things. I thought that instead this week I would just talk a bit about H.P. Lovecraft things.

Now I haven’t always been into Lovecraft, it wasn’t until I got into college and wound up becoming part of a Call of Cthulhu gaming group. I had read a few things inspired by Lovecraft and while I don’t entirely remember which story, I do know that I had come across some of his stuff in a collection of short stories at one point. When I started playing Call of Cthulhu I decided to research more of the universe and read up on some of the things my group was encountering. I read short stories online and coincidentally Vaginal Fantasy, the online book club I am woefully behind on currently, was slated to read Cthulhurotica. I read that too, honestly it’s pretty tame, and looked more into Lovecraft and the stories that inspired that book.

The more I read the more I thought some of the stories could be easily adapted, I know some already have been and I have heard that there is a tv show in the works somewhere. When I started watching webseries I found out that there were many inspired by literature, which started me thinking. Of all the stories I had read Dreams in the Witch House seemed like a natural choice for a webseries adaptation. Many of his other stories involve far too many sets and way too many physical monsters. I do love monsters, but I couldn’t think of how you could create them on a webseries budget. Witch House could happen primarily through a narrator and it would be so easy to include a webcam and a reason for someone to be recording. I really need to get to working on it more solidly in the new year.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Lots of Comic Reading

Hi Internet People,

Over the past few days I’ve been reading a lot of comics. I went to the store and picked up my pulls on Friday before Christmas and I totally hadn’t realized I would have so much to read. The Suicide Squad vs Justice League crossover has started and the first issue was full of characters. I think it’ll be really cool to see so many DC characters interacting. Then Harley Quinn had a holiday issue which was freaking hilarious. She went into Santa’s mind and wound up fighting the most random assortment of villainous beings ever.

There were also new Torchwood, Backstagers, and Spell on Wheels issues. Torchwood was full of twists and I really want to know what is going on with the mysterious stowaway. Backstagers got super creepy at the end and I loved the alternate reality-esque introduction of a new stage crew. Spell on Wheels was so wonderful and sweet, plus the women found out that there is something far more nefarious going on than they first anticipated. There was a new Detective Comics addition that had some flashback stuff in it, I am just so excited for the Batwoman stuff that I’m getting antsy for her specific storyline to start. Raven had a new issue too and whatever she is fighting is super dangerous. The evil carnival element is frightening, it reminds me a bit of Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I also picked up the newest Lumberjanes graphic novel. There were merpeople! April, who we learn loves mermaids, she learns that they actually prefer not being called that, wants to help get an underwater band back together. The merpeople have the coolest outfits and honestly I want to be a merperson now. Plus we got some great backstory for the Lumberjanes themselves. For Christmas my friend got me The DC Universe By Neil Gaiman, which I have almost bought like four times. What is so great about that book is that he loves Batman and I love Batman so it’s a combination of two of my favorite things. There’s a fun Superman and Green Lantern story in it too, plus Metamorpho. I’d never heard of him before, sorry DC folks I don’t know all the things, but his story made me laugh.

I’ve had fun chilling out and reading lots of comics, but I need to get to reading some books and binging some shows too. I’m so behind!

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

It’s Turkey Lurky, Well, Tofurky Lofurky Time

Hi Internet People,

I just can’t believe that I have a whole week off still. I know I keep mentioning that on here, but honestly I am just so happy that I get this time to hangout and chill. Okay, now back on the topic of having a topic. I haven’t really mentioned that part yet now have I. Let’s talk turkey, or I guess tofurky is more the point. I know I’ve mentioned I’m a vegetarian before, but I’ve never told you about the year I decided to make tofurky.

Early in my time being a vegetarian, it’s been a long time now, I was super into trying tons of new prepackaged vegetarian food things. I still try some, but more often than not if I’m going to eat something vegetarian I either go somewhere and get it or I make something at home that isn’t just a microwaved patty. I’m totally not saying I cook anything super interesting, but the premade stuff is normally pretty expensive and I can save my money and buy other stuff.

Now when I was like a freshman in high school, yeah this was a while ago, I decided I really wanted to try tofurky. Now tofurky is a processed tofu based product that is roughly the size and shape of a cantaloupe. The center is hollowed out and it’s full of a little bit of fake stuffing stuff. That sounds delicious, right? Well, I was super dedicated to trying one and because there are no places to get vegetarian stuff like that where we live so my family had to go on a road trip. We drove two hours away to a bigger city and went to a Whole Foods. They had a random assortment of tofurky things, you could buy a separate one or you could buy a dinner package. We bought one of each and brought them home. On Christmas day we mixed up the weird seasoning stuff it said you needed to coat the tofurky in and then put it in the oven. We froze the other one, which I’ll discuss in a second. It was served alongside my family’s regular turkey and oh boy.

It was not good at all. The texture was weird, the flavor was weird, and seriously it was disgusting. We wound up throwing it out after dinner and the one in the freezer stayed there for a couple months before we remembered it was there and threw it away too. I know that sounds wasteful, but it just tasted so awful and because we had opened it we couldn’t really give it to anyone. The sides that came in the dinner kit were actually delicious. There were super tasty dumplings, but the actual tofurky was super gross. In conclusion, I hate tofu, I really do. I can only eat very small pieces of it and it has to be like hidden in something or in a soup. The texture is just so gross and it’s so bland. Blech!

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Day After Christmas and Lounging

Hi Internet People,

It’s the day after Christmas so honestly I’m just going to be sleeping, lounging, eating leftovers, and spending time with my family today. I still wanted to have something up, even though I am just chilling today. I know that there are a lot of people who don’t have that luxury and are working today or you don’t celebrate this particular holiday so this is just a regular day for you, I just personally am enjoying the day.

Last year I worked in retail and I worked every major holiday and even covered days around holidays, which made spending time with my family really difficult. I really appreciate being able to spend this time with them this year. I’m hoping that in the future I’m able to have some time off around the holidays, but I honestly don’t know if that will happen. Mild downer note I need to figure out what to do with my life over the next like 6 months. I need to start looking for long term employment, or if I don’t get a long term job, I need to decide if I want to officially reapply for a second term at my current job.

But today I am going to focus on the now and enjoying myself because I want to have some fun with my family. I hope you are able to have some nice down time and even if you don’t celebrate this particular holiday or you have to work, I just hope you get a bit of time to enjoy some time however you like enjoying your time.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Just Chill Today

Hi Internet People,

I’m celebrating Christmas with my family today and I hope that you are having a wonderful and relaxing day today no matter what you celebrate or if you celebrate. Everyone deserves a day to relax and enjoy themselves.

Happy Holidays Internet People!

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine