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Horror Girl #35. A horror girl should be hot in leather. This one is just that. Eliza Dushku. She'd make a good dominatrix. I always liked her but never thought of her as a horror girl before until now. Her movie work has led her into many a strange place and I've followed most of it. "Soul Survivors" was so strange that I couldn't quite figure it out. "Open Graves" was decent enough. That movie was about a voodoo game and it did entertain. Didn't know she was in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". What role was she? I'm sure I'd recognize her if I saw her. "Tru Calling" was pretty cool but short lived. Wasn't that the T.V. show with talking dead people? Or was that another show? I forget. Good show though. You'll have to watch "The Alphabet Killer" just for her role. That movie was in that Redbox machine I love so much. All that was horror but I do remember her in "Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back". Now if you don't think she's enough of a horror icon then maybe she should do something where she's running naked covered in blood. Oh yes, and who can forget "Wrong Turn" with those inbred bastards chasing after her. Good movie series. Can't say I remember her in "True Lies". Might have to re-watch that one. Stay with horror Eliza and we will all love you. Wasn't she in "The New Guy"? See, I do keep up with her stuff. This pic here to the left is from her cyberpunk show "Dollhouse" that apparently has suffered a similar fate as many a T.V. show these days with the one season treatment. As if that really helps anything? I don't understand that idea at all. T.V. shows will pay off when people buy them on DVD. And one can forget her nude work. Lookin' good.
Versus Art #80. Here we got some art by Brian Viveros and Dan Quintana. It's called "Desensitized". This is a really cool painting in the abstract realm of modern art. Abstract is so weird that way but it gets a message across. I like trying to pull out my own message from such renderings. The cool thing about this particular painting is that they also made a 3-D sculpture of the same person's face. How can you make a 3-D rendering of a painting I wonder? I don't know but it sure sounds like a damn great idea if I do say so myself. Wish I thought of that one! More artists should make 3-D versions of their art. It must be computer generated but I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm not sure if the artist is trying to tell us something with all these pictures of women with a cigarette or cigar in their mouth and mascara running. What is it about these women with cigarettes and running make-up that makes them so cool? Who knows, but it works right? Yeah. Modern abstract keeps changing ya know. Art these days is going to be nothing like the art of yesteryear with portraits of people done in silkscreen block art. Things must get more advanced. Yet how advanced can painting get? Maybe more technical or detailed. The tattoos in some of these photos might refer to our desensitized culture getting art on our skin, while cigarettes are numbing in their own way. We know they're full of deadly chemicals but often people don't care. The images of war in some of these pics could tell us how despondent we are to thoughts of war. The images of violence in religion? Or is it something more? Pull out your own meaning and I'm sure you'll like it that much more.
Some things sound really good about high rise cities while others sound really, really bad. Could it be that our love of evolution could make us addicted to evolution? I mean everything keeps upgrading and newer versions of things keep coming out so we're never satisfied. With high rises would come the death of trees and grass eventually. Did you ever see any grass or trees in the background in movies like "The Fifth Element" or "Star Wars"? No you didn't. Yet plants are what create clean air. Without them we would need huge air purifiers just to survive. It sounds ludicrous but don't put it past man to go down this path. An all steel world would pave the way for a cyborg take-over eventually and we would be helpless in a high evolved world. So far things have never really taken a turn like in the movies but someday things could end up like one of those dystopian movies we all love, if only because our world isn't like that. If our world was then we'd hate those cyberpunk films. So this is the time for cyberpunk to flourish if you ask me. It's a cool time because the future may be much more different than we think. They may not even have movies anymore. I can't imagine a world without movies or my PS3 or real books. A high tech future sounds fun but at what cost? Maybe it's just the time we've grown up in but I've grown an appreciation for it. That is the way it goes I suppose. You have to like the world you're in. And where there's high rises there's corporations. Welcome to the overcrowded future.