Creating Beauty

As a child, I was frightened by a humongous Kissy doll. At 3, it was as big as I was and when you pulled it's hands together it made a smacking or a supposed kissing sound. I was sure it would get up and get me......making smacking sounds as it neared my bed.

Now I make dolls.....some are supposed to be scary, but most just reflect how I look at beauty. To me we have a very narrow view of what beauty is and is not. I have cerebral palsy and don't think I'm whining about it I'm not. I'm lucky my case is very mild compared to some people's. But you can pick me out as different, I walk awkwardly, but my arm and leg work correctly.....for someone with a partially paralyzed arm and leg.

I look like someone with CP is supposed to and in my way I'm attractive. I try to reflect alternative beauty in the dolls I create and so in some ways I'm still dealing with fear, but now it's not my own.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Old Horror Movies- X The Unknown

"British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the thing in the night suffer likewise, and with increasing
severity; it seems to be able to "absorb" radiation from any source, growing bigger and bigger. What is it?? How do you destroy a thing that "feeds" on energy?" IMDB synopsis...

Yeah, I should write my own, but their explanation is much more concise. I tend to babble.... Like Anthony Newly is one of the sizzled soldiers. He' s going to get scorched and all I can think of is the song Candy man.

X The Unknown trailer
Unfortunately youtube doesn't have the whole movie this time. :(

Dean Jagger and Leo McKern (Rumpole) are the scientist/ government heroes. I loved Rumpole of the Bailey.. Didn't you? I always wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. Dean Jagger's character reminds me of Dr. Quartermass. I like him better than Brian Donlevy as Dr. Q. Sometimes I like both. I tend to be fickle in my fannish passions.

Anyway, this is a very cool Blob like movie minus the bouncy theme song and Steve McQueen. I don't really miss the teen angst secondary plot.

So if the trailer intrigues you, it will be worth your effort to track this movie down.  Go for it. :)

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