Caregiving: Monsters, Furniture, and Awareness

October seems to be the month of awareness. I feel very aware of mental illness. I watch it drag him down, bring him to his knees, smack him around for good measure. It’s interesting to see the manifestations of mental illness when personified or anthropomorphised. What kind of monster will it be? If I’m honest, I see mental illness less as a monster and more like a piece of furniture. Read More Caregiving: Monsters, Furniture, and Awareness

31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

When I started pulling together the music for Halloween list, I thought I might get one really nice playlist out of it. I wanted a list of non-shlocky, possibly surprising songs. No “Flying Purple People Eater.” No “Monster Mash.” Maybe no “Werewolves of London.” (Come on, everyone knows that one.)  Once I got started, I was thrilled by the selections I found – we’ve done ghost songs, and witch songs, and vampire songs. We’re going to close out the music posts with monster songs. The zombies, the demons, and the psychopaths. Read More 31 Days of Halloween with Slay — Day 19, Zombies, Monsters, and Demons, Oh My!

Recap: The Vampiaries, Ep. 3.15, “All My Children”

The events of “All My Children” pick up the morning after the ball chez Les Originaux. After Elena and Stefan’s will-they-or-won’t-they moment Elena calls to check up on him, but alas, Stefan, bruised soul that he is, is busy self-flagellating as he journals.

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Ladyghosts of TV Past: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S2, E2 “Some Assembly Required”

Sorry, but I’m an old-fashioned gal. I was raised to believe that men dig up the corpses and the women have the babies.

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