craig beat me to the "whaddaya think of the new TV season" topic over on the perhapanauts forum/message boards, (you saw it, right? you HAVE been checking out the forum, right? okay, here's the link again...
and then scott made my world a little darker with the news that nbc is scrapping "journeyman" due to the double-punch of the writer's strike and growing-too-slowly viewership (a statistic that has yet to take into account the advent of tivo and dvr...). i just wanna say; nbc--don't make this mistake! "journeyman" is one of the most compelling, tightly-written, and intelligent shows on TV right now, don't make it another wonderfalls or firefly.
i said over on the boards that instead we would talk about monsters and when i say "talk" i mean "talk"...
in the perhapanauts, i'm always trying to draw on the creatures and phenomena that have allegedly happened here in the real world, culling cryptids and strange entities from the accounts of normal everyday people just like you and me, or from the legends and folklore of various cultures the world over.
but what do you call a monster?
you...i'm asking YOU.
to me, monsters fall into any of an assortment of categories; monster as in size, like king kong and godzilla, monster as in horrific, like a strange freakish mutation or frankenstein's monster, or a monster meaning a man whose mind is twisted with terrific, aberrant thoughts.
when a monster is chasing me in my dreams, it is usually of the horrific, mutated kind, something full of teeth and claws and hungry to tear me apart just because i'm there.
what are your monsters? what scares you and hunts you in your dreams?
smell ya later!