Knives are little ideas, dreams, words, and images that prick your skin, make your brain perk up, and send currents through your body.

Writers and artists keep stabbing your readers. Without bloody knives, we'd be bloody nowhere.

This blog is about my little stabs and slashes in the dark.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Pushing Eyes and Falling Bodies

Right now, I am really excited about the direction that my poetry project is headed. I would like to think that my book is about violent eyes and hands and the women who fall away from them. I'm finding these awfully inspiring:


Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Killer Within Me

In this second entry on sexualized killers, I want to think about movies that are awesomely 1990's, since I mentioned more recent examples in my last post. Mythological figures within horror were very popular. Obviously, immortal mythological characters are very appealing, even though they are murderers.

Tony Todd's Candyman is one of my favorite examples. Perhaps the most sexual part of his character is the fact that he is filled with sweet crawling stinging bees. 

Candyman is sexy, even in a parking garage.
Another example of this mythological man is, of course, Dracula. I especially enjoy Gary Oldman's seduction.
Here Oldman's Dracula seduces Lucy.
Here he seduces Winona Ryder's character Mina.
Interestingly, these men often put women into trances, which means that the women become absolutely powerless. It's as if they are being haunted from within.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello Killer.

Lately, I've been thinking and writing about sexualized serial killers. So, I thought I would share some of the pictures, clips, and songs that I have been enjoying. Here are the first two in a series of posts about killing with style.  

Ryan Gosling's Driver in Drive

Michael C. Hall's Dexter


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is Halloween!

Hi, hi, hi there. In the last the blog at Day 14 in my 31 Days of October writing project.

Here are the word counts for the rest of the month.

Day 15: 65 words This is so disappointing.

Day 16:  49 words that I will never, ever use. BOO!

Day 17:  453 words of rubbish but I still feel better

Day 18: 349 words on falling

Day 19: 2,136! 2,136! 2,136! Day 19 That was hard but totally worth it!

Day 20:  Day 20 only 45 words. I think I am mentally drained today. I did
decide what to do for a revision of a poem I wrote a long time ago.

Day 21:  Day 21 186 words

Day 22: 445 words

Day 23: 135 words again about boots

Day 24: 87 words of shite.

Day 25: 86 words today of nothing great and I think I have tetanus or my arm
is going to fall off

Day 26: 727 words, 238 about rage and 489 about my writing process

Day 27:  150 words

Day 28: a measly 127

Day 29:  787 words about everything and nothing and anything and stuff

DAY 30!!!! 267 words using the word fuck a lot

HALLOWEEN: 127 words

Overall for the month:  10,273

I am very pleased with my output and my determination to make time for writing every day. My next goal is to make even more time for writing every day. Now, I am planning on working on a book of prose poems for NaNoWriMo. My goal is to reach either 175 pages or 50,000 words by the end of November. I realize that is five times as much as I wrote this month. I may not meet 50,000 words, but I want to see just how far I can push myself. For anyone else who wants to write a book in one month, check out the website here:

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October Writing Project

Somehow it's already mid-October. This month I have vowed to write at least one poem per day until Halloween. I have been successful so far. Here is what has happened:

Day 1: 511 words in a disjointed prose poem with 5 sections about games, toys, shapes, and animals

Day 2:  160 words about clay

Day 3: 64 words relating to eating

Day 4! 196 words in two prose sections about dead animals

Day 5: 77 on hands and 165 on drinking and squeezing

Day 6: 344 words about cruelty. I may be possessed...

Day 7: 84 words about leather

Day 8: 1073 words in sections that range from playing with knives to dancing in fire

Day 9: Back to normal. Word count 131 words about stuffing things into other things

Day 10: 138 about Mother and poison

Day 11: 655!

Day 12: 319

Day 13 has been the most frustrating of them all with 147 words

Day 14 153 words

Total so far: 4,052 and 17 poems

Since I have written every day this month, I thought I would celebrate my mid-month victory by watching my favorite nostalgia inducing Halloween clip: Tim Curry's epic climactic musical number in The Worst Witch. Enjoy!