“***BZZZZZZZ***!!!CRAAAAKLE***!!!CRRRIITZZ!!!!***… as we enter the third week since the pandemic began, initial Quarantine Zones have been consolidated by order of the currently acting Governor to better facilitate Military interdiction. Reports indicate that the New Haven Safe Zone perimeter, under heavy assault by waves of the Resurrected Dead since Sunday, has been compromised and emergency evacuation of remaining refugees suspended over concerns that spread of the contagion cannot be guaranteed with certainty. Entrance to all remaining Sanctuary Zones is now prohibited until further notice and Civil Defense Authorities have announced that as all Metro sectors of the Tri-State region are under Martial Law, anyone attempting to violate the order will be summarily shot by Military troops as an unavoidable necessity…. No F**king way… ***BZZZZZZZ***!!!CRAAAAKLE***!!!CRRRIITZZ!!!!*** … they sh**ting us? They’re really killing uninfected civilians now? My dear God… it’s freaking over… It’s really freaking over… ***BZZZZZZZ***!!!CRAAAAKLE***!!!CRRRIITZZ!!!!***<<TRANSMISSION LOST>>”
Yep… the Zombie Apocalypse is still shambling along here at the Litterbox, although yours truly has had her own bout with a nasty viral pandemic that sidelined me for the last couple weeks. Sorry ’bout that. I’m all better now and so it’s time to get back to things once more. No “ifs, ands. or buts”… 🙂
Wanna know what’s coming up? Then by all means, just crawl under that barbed wire, stand really still while we check you for bite marks, and then welcome to our cozy lil’ haven amid the chaos…
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***CRAAAAKLE***!!!CRRRIITZZ!!!!***”…enters for Disease Control in cooperation with local Civil Defense Authorities assure us the Emergency is very real. We repeat: This is not a drill and not a hoax. As reported earlier, unbelievable as it may sound, the bodies of the recently dead have indeed begun to reanimate in growing numbers across wide swaths of the tri-state area. These reanimated corpses are confirmed to be a deadly menace with an unexplained hunger for living flesh and should be avoided at all costs. Repeat… avoided at all costs…*** CRAAAAKLE! CRRRIIITZ!!!*** Stay in your homes… avoid contact with any of the infected and wait for further instructions as they are broadcast. Please stand by. This has been an official Emergency Alert anounc….” ***CRAAAAKLE***!!!CRRRIITZZ!!!!***BUUUZZZZ!!! <<<TRANSMISSION LOST>>>
February is upon us, o’ Gentle Visitors and recent events in the US political situation have convinced me that, yes… believe it or not… pigs can fly. Oh yes… if ever there was a sure sign that “The End Of Days” is soon gonna be upon us, then our recent Presidential election was about the most blatant warning that something terrible is getting ready to happen. Economic collapse… societal implosion… terminal chigger infestation, you just name it… it’s gonna happen. And sooner than later… My personal bet? Well this lil’ lady is absolutely certain that pretty darn soon hungry Zombies will be eager to start nibbling on our noggins in search of tasty brains… 😉
And that can only mean one thing…. It’s time for another Zombie Film Festival Extravaganza here at the ol’ Litterbox so we can all celebrate our mutual descent into the imminent Doomsday in style. We’ll have movie reviews, a shared review with our blogging friend Stephen from “Gweilo Ramblings”, a few short films to share, and plenty of Apocalyptic Catgirl Fun while we await the devastation to come.
Hurry!! Sound the siren!! They’re coming!!
Well… actually she’s leaving town… at least for the Holidays. 🙂 You see… She’s made her list… she’s checked it twice. She knows who’s been naughty… and she knows who’s been especially nice. Heck… she even knows one very special lady who’s managed to combine the two juuuuust right to do her best to try to help a certain melancholy Catgirl fight her moody Winter Blues. 😉
So what does that mean?
Why it’s time for “Santa Neko” to grab her sack full of Christmas Joy and make her annual pilgrimage to the in-laws for a Holiday of fun and frolics with her adorable wife and the family yet again. No magical sleigh… no enchanted reindeer… but we do have Carolyn’s trusty Toyota and my big ol’ thermos of Hot Cocoa to help us on our journey over hill and dale, Hehehe.
I know I’ve been absent for a reeeeaallly long time here at the ol’ Litterbox, but even though this is just a quick post, I did want to wish all my Gentle Visitors a “Happy Holidays” from both of us before we left. Winter has pretty much drained my mood this year, leaving me even more lethargic and apathetic than usual, I’m sorry to say, but I’m hoping the Holiday will lift my spirits and free me from my doldrums.
Keep your fingers crossed, and maybe when we get back home “Santa Neko” will have a late surprise for those of you who’ve been good little boys and girls this year… or at least a new Review or two. If my “Magical Catgirl powers” hold out that is… 😉
Yep, another month has slid by, and in an attempt to revive my postings, I’m thinking it’s time for another themed Film Festival. I always seem to do better with my postings when I’m doing one of those. 😉 Our theme this time out? Well…. naturally first Yours Truly has to get herself really inspired…
Luckily for me, Life has done just that as a number of things lately have coincidentally conspired to tickle my brain and get the ol’ imagination humming. You know… this crazy Catgirl and her penchant for wild fantasies and goofy daydreams… Yep. For some unknown reason, Miyuki’s been hearing the siren call of the Sea these last few weeks. Soft breezes with the scent of the ocean blowing in my ear all the faint sounds of some exotic south sea conch shell… strange given that I still can’t swim a lick. 😉
Yes… yes.. Carolyn is still in there doing her best to try to get lil’ ol’ me to feel safe and comfy in the water. (💗 Personally… I think she just craves any excuse or opportunity she can find to get me in my bikini… the sly vixen… 💕)
We’ve visited the beach a couple of times the last week or so as time has allowed for some relaxing fun and even an evening cookout with friends. I’ve done some splashing around and floating about on an old inner-tube in the shallows drinking fruity margaritas, but real swimming has still been eluding me… must be my well honed Magical Catgirl instincts. Oh well. At least it’s been a great way to flirt with my sweetie and beat the heat… I even managed to get a slight tan rather than burning myself to a crisp. 😉
Anyways… combine this with some recent serendipitous smiles from the “Movie Fairies” in the way of a couple of long overdue foreign movie goodies finally falling into my clutches… all featuring Mermaids in some form or other… and it seems somebody’s trying to tell this wee lady something. “Psssst!! Miyuki!! You know ya wanna…. Come join us under the Sea!!! We all float!” Ummm? Wait a darn minute… Didn’t I hear an evil clown saying that in some movie? 🙂
Well… how about it, Gentle Visitors? Wanna venture beneath the waves with your Favorite Catgirl Princess for fun and frolics… and maybe even some horror thrills and chills too? Then feel free to jump right in and enjoy the next few weeks of our “Frolicking Under The Sea: Mermaid Fantasy Film Festival – August 2016” here at the ol’ Litterbox.
Oooooohhhh!! And to get you in the mood for what Neko has in mind, how about a couple of short films to get us all primed? Here’s “Kiss of the Siren”, voted Best Film at the 2014 International Fashion Film Awards and Alex Pearson’s short film “Bait”.
… and that name is… Dora… “Dora the Explorer”. Ever wonder just what a big budget live action theatrical film could be if you based it on an educational children’s show targeting pre-schoolers? I certainly have. (No! Really!… I’m kinda goofy like that… ) Well wonder no more… She’s here and she’s ready to hike up her “big girl panties” and take on the nastiest global menaces out there in the name of adventure (Well… OK… the nastiest ones that can be the foes of an animated 7 year old girl…) with all her friends and the lovable characters you all remember…
She got her Map…. she’s got her backpack… and she’s ready to do some “Exploring”… proving once and for all, “Big” Adventures are for “Little” girls too!! 😉
Look out world… it’s Dora as you’ve never seen her before… Hehehehe!!
Dear goodness… but I could never imagined this was real in a million years… and I figured we needed a little “Intermission” laugh…
Sorry for my absence from the Litterbox these last few days, but we’ve been out-of-town since early Saturday morning when we got awakened with the terrible news that Carolyn’s sister Sandra and her two kids were involved in a really nasty automobile accident that morning. Naturally we both rushed right down to be with them all and stayed until just this afternoon before coming home.
Icy roads, early morning trip to skating and hockey practice and a deer contributed to a crash that left Sandra pretty smashed up. Maddie and Adam escaped better but all of them got hospitalized for the weekend.
But… everything seems to be fine now. They are all out of danger and the kids went home today, Sandra in a few more, thank goodness. I’m just back home now, and wanted to let all my Gentle Visitors know where we’ve been. Tomorrow I’ll be back to update everything, but for now we just need our cozy bed… Till then.
**UPDATE** After a good night’s rest I can let you all in on exactly what happened. We definitely had a big scare.
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Whew… February is soooo nearly gone, but the snow lingers on here at the ol’ Litterbox. March rapidly approaches and in an attempt to shake of the seasonal doldrums that have me in their evil clutches I thought I might try to do another Themed Movie Review Marathon this upcoming month. How to choose? Well that was easy…. 😉
As usual it was my very sensible and very together wife and sweetheart who accidentally sparked my mind and solved my problem. Of late my wee brain has been all goofy and nostalgic and all my thoughts are slipping back to fond memories of lil’ Miyuki’s adventures in blissfully warm Summers past. I’ve already wrote about my memories of “Banana Republic” here at the Litterbox, and as always that ended up being a silly lil’ chat between us one chilly evening as we settled in for bedtime. (What? You mean none of you carry on intimate lil’ conversations with your significant other about your childhood dreams of being a jungle explorer? 😉 )
Telling her that reminded me of that Summer… the one where I wore that silly khaki explorer getup of mine just about forever (at least whenever my Mom would let me, that is…)… and… as it happens… that was also the year “Raiders of the Lost Ark” first came out…. Oh yeah. THAT movie…. 😉
Then Carolyn reminded me… it’s been 34 years since that movie came out. 34 YEARS!! Gosh, how this wee Catgirl sometimes forgets just how long ago my childhood really was… So, anyways…. my idea is to revist that wonderous movie with a Nekolishous “Lil’ Kitten Classics” Review of “Raiders” at 34 years along… followed throughout the month with oodles of other cinema “classics” errr… ummmm… “insprired” by it’s legacy. Some fairly good ones… some really bad ones, a couple of foreign ones…. and maybe even a few “surprises” along the way. (Possibly even a Triple Feature “shared review” with blogging friends, if they are up for the fun… 😉 )
Yep, o’ Gentle Visitors. So that means it’s time to grab your bush hat, trusty leather jacket, pack your rucksack with survival goodies, and sharpen your machete! This March, “Adventure awaits!!” Cue that theme music!!
No, no… not this wee lil Catgirl… I’m all comfy and cozy right here in my own lil’ Litterbox. Nope… not goin’ nowhere!!
But recently…. one of Neko’s dear Blogging friends, Stephen, aka “Elpeevio” suddenly decided to close up shop at his old Blog “Things Fall Apart”. (Personally… I fantasize that he’s really fleeing from the deadly Triad assassins, ninjas, and Thuggees that have dogged his path ever since he ran afoul of the Mastermind of Evil, the inscrutable Dr. Fu Manchu during his recent “vacation” to Hong Kong…. But then this wee lady admittedly does have a somewhat wild and fanciful imagination….)
Luckily… it’s just a minor snag and he’s starting a new Blog here on WordPress, “Gweilo Ramblings” where he’s planning to continue chatting about his personal fascination with Asian cinema, and where I hope our many fun exchanges and collaborations can continue. If the “Movie Fairies” are kind, that should even be pretty darn soon, with a look at the recent Vietnamese “Kiem Hiep” film, “Mỹ Nhân Kế 3D” aka “The Lady Assassin”. Yep… just as soon as the Region 2 UK DVD makes an appearance….. Until then, I’d like to extend a warm invitation on Stephen’s behalf, to drop by and check out his new space, maybe read some of his old reviews, and generally wish him luck at his own new cozy digs. 🙂
All we crazy Asian movie fans gotta stick together…. there’s a rule, I’m pretty sure of it, Hehehe!! 😉
A sad bit of news, legendary Hong Kong movie mogul Shao Yifu better known worldwide as Sir Run Run Shaw died this Tuesday. He was 106 years old. 😦
Certainly for this wee Catgirl and others who grew up in the heyday of US televisions fascination with the prolific output of Kung-Fu films he produced, he will always be fondly remembered. To quote a great truism… “They just don’t make ’em like that anymore…”.
This crazy lil’ girl loved (and still loves today…) the classic films that came from the Shaw studios… “Come Drink With Me” with the legendary Cheng Pei Pei…Chang Cheh’s “The One-Armed Swordsman”… “Five Fingers of Death” and “The Five Deadly Venoms”… and perhaps my favorite, “The 36th Chamber of Shaolin” from director Lau Kar-leung known here in the US as “The Master Killer”.
But Shaw didn’t limit their output solely to Kung Fu films… and as I grew older, I came to enjoy their other forays into action, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy as well. The number of people my age who were influenced by him and his company worldwide are innumerable and he will be remembered always with respect and nostalgic fondness.
A Sunday afternoon… home from a long, hot, nasty day at the restaurant and I thought I might finally get round to some posting here at the ol’ Litterbox… but nooooo!!! Just not gonna happen today… 😦
Why, you may ask? Well for some unknown reason the Litterbox has been acting all crazy and wonky for about an hour this afternoon…. and so has the WordPress Forums too. So much for help…. They just won’t load… Heck it took me forever just to get into the Litterbox itself, and it’s sluggish and slow with problems loading pages and components. But…. this wee Catgirl knows what’s wrong…. One word…. Gremlins.
Yep. Fuzzy evil lil’ buggers. Messing with me…. They’re here somewhere… I can hear them giggling… But don’t you worry. I’ll sort those evil lil’ goons and hopefully tomorrow, I’ll have another new review for the Hindi Witchcraft horror film “Ek Thi Daayan…” ready to go.
All I gotta do is get rid of these annoying little critters. Hmmmm? Now just where did I put the “Leather Booties of Death” and that big Army surplus can of Nerve Gas?
**UPDATE** Monday July 8th – Looks like WordPress finally got things all sorted out, so with any luck I’ll have that nice shiny Review ready for you Gentle Visitors later today when I get back from my shopping…. 😉