I couldn’t let the day go by (on West Coast time, at least :)) without posting a tribute to the forever gore-geous Ms. Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
I have loved her for as long as I can remember, and am in awe that she turned sixty-freakin’-two this year, and is still rockin’ the shizzle outta that low cut gown…She’s an inspiration in more ways than one (if you know what I mean… ;)).
Here are but a measly few of my favorite Elvira moments over the years:
Happy Birthday, Elvira…Thanks for the mammaries! (I think she’d be proud of me for that one. ;))
In less awesome news, Grand Theft Auto V came out today, and I am completely torn about it.
I pre-ordered it a while ago, and had been counting down the days ’til it finally arrived. Unfortunately (for many, many reasons), we had yet another mass shooting happen yesterday, which (weirdly enough) kinda takes the fun out of pretending to shoot a bunch of random people.
I hate guns with a serious passion, and wish I could destroy all of them, Superman-style.
(I know I’ve posted that before, but it ALWAYS seems appropriate to me.)
I have also learned, though, that you can’t let the problems of the world rob you of all your personal happiness. Just because some people are evil assholes doesn’t mean no one should enjoy a game that is meant to be just fantasy fun. That’s something which the vast majority of people are able to comprehend, and those who don’t are very, very troubled, regardless. I came to this conclusion when I gave away all my horror movie memorabilia and stopped watching horror films for a while because I thought scary movies just glorified the horrible things that happen if the world, and I didn’t want to be part of that. Then the brilliant Mr. Kevin Williamson helped me realize that “movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative”, and I was able to let go of the guilt I felt watching them. I can’t help loving the crap out of horror movies, just like I can’t help that I love to play GTA. I feel so much guilt about that right now, but I think ultimately I’m going to have to just say, “Fuck It” and realize that it’s ok to separate fantasy violence from real-world sadness.
At least I hope it is. I don’t want to think I’m doing anything to contribute to this problem…You CAN be a gun control activist and still love GTA, right? Grrr…So. Torn. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, my long-awaited game remains unopened on the counter. I just can’t feel good about being excited about it right now.
And here is an adorable hoppy bunny for your viewing enjoyment, just so I don’t have to end this post on a bummer note.
Big, anti-gun, pro-game hugs,
Supa-Hard Gat Slinga
(It’s my Gangsta/GTA name…What can I do?? http://gangstaname.com/)