Internet Hiatus

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Hello Creeps! 

I am taking a one week hiatus from the web due to the fact that I have only a short time to gather the information needed for funding for the family business. It needs my dedication and time and to be top priority! 

I’m really nervous because the clock is ticking and we’re starting to lose hope. I need to keep it alive. I found a few companies that help start-up businesses which are coming in handy! I have an important meeting March 5th that I need to get ready for. 

Wish me luck creeps!  I will be writing in my journal during my travels that will be blog posts when I get back. Thank you all for the support, shares, and follows! 

– Mercy Desdemona

 

P.s. Unsuccessful Entertainment is working on 2 projects: 

– Music

– The Thing Review (3 parts!) 

 

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Starting an Ice Cream Shop

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So, for the past 2 years I’ve been trying to gather all information together to put together a business plan for my family’s ice cream shop. 2 years – yes because I had to learn a lot of the industry via classes and such. I have a deadline of March 15th, and don’t see the SBA guy again until March 5th. I’m freaking out because I’m in need of start up funding. I don’t want to lose this for my family as it will end up to be our only income. Every time I think I am taking one step ahead, I’m pushed down. Maybe I’m making things harder on myself, I don’t know. But, this is definitely something that needs to happen. I can’t lose this opportunity at all. Let’s hope today is going to be a step forward with the shop. 

 

Back to Vocals!

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Dear Creeps,

As you may have read in previous self journey blog posts of mine, I was a singer when I was younger. From the age I could talk to about my senior year in high school I sang so much. I ranked 4th in singing competition for my area, sang with the college choir and more. After high school ended, I neglected my vocals due to the tiring ways of college that was bestowed upon me. I honestly, had no idea what a depressive mess I had become without singing as much as I used to. It was my stress relief. My confidant. My friend.

After three years of neglecting my friend, it’s time to get back to vocals! I have to find my range all over again and start from square one. My boyfriend and I are working hard to get a band together and work on some covers of which I’m sure will be posted on the web once perfected. I have to thank my boyfriend for inspiring me to be myself again. The fire inside me was starting to grow dim until I met someone that had the same music dream as I. We work well together and I look forward to getting back into practice and being where I belong.

I also would like to take bass up again. But, that will come after I re-gain my confidence for singing. A part of me died in 2005, when my grandfather passed away. I was really close with the man, and I sang to him three weeks before he died. That was the first time I saw tears in my grandfathers eyes. (He was a stubborn, German man that didn’t show emotion other than wise ass in front of people.) After he had passed, I was saddened by his loss and only sang when it came to specific events for school.

Today, I have been finding my old vocal warm ups and exercises. I have the biggest fear of destroying my voice! That would be the worst thing to ever happen to me. But it’s best to exercise the muscle and get it to where I’d like it and be respectful to my body. Singing will open the world to me again. I feel the fire burning inside me again. I have a confidence yet shyness mixed within. Deep inside, this is the place I want to be. In front of the mic, telling my story for people. Hopefully, touching the emotions within people that listen to me.

I will admit, I have a low confidence because I’m in desperate need of braces. I’m also worried with the jaw problems I’m suffering caused by my uneven teeth will cause singing issues. That is something I do not want. But, I am not going to let this put me down. For three long years I hung up my music creation and became a “desk person”. I am not a desk person. My ambition for life is too powerful to be behind a desk.

This is my quest. To re-gain what I had and to pursue my happy place.

– Mercy Desdemona

Creep Question: Have you ever stopped doing something dear to your heart? Why? Have you ever gone back? If you want to share, feel free to comment below.

The Bat (1926 & 1959) – Review

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Hello Creeps.

Today we are going to review the film “The Bat” both the 1926 and the 1959 versions. As the vintage film nerd that I am, I have to say that I recommend both versions to the horror or mystery fanatic. Let’s begin with the beloved 1926 version shall we?

The Bat (1926)

First off, you can’t exactly call this a horror or why it’s under “vampire” I do not know becuase it’s more of a comedy/mystery/thriller. The eccentric maid in the film is who gives us the comedic effect. The story line of the film is that a masked criminal dresses up as a gigantic bat figure and terrorizes guests of a house that is being rented out by a well-known mystery writer. The film is based off the play by Avery Hopwood. Miss Cornelia Van Gorder is the famous mystery writer who rents the house to continue working on a novel. She is accompanied by her faithful maid, Lizzie Allen who was played by Louise Fazenda – whose over reactions made the character all more eccentric and comical. The murderer is interested in the wealth that is hidden within the house and will get rid of anyone in their way. What I like most about the 1926 version is the effects. For back in the day, these effects are pretty kick ass and it’s always a marvelous thing to see old school films with such marvelous effects without the aid of computers and green screens. They are proof that we don’t need to make everything digital! The actors and actresses within the film expressed their roles accordingly. Meaning, there wasn’t too much of the over expressions that you saw in many silent films. (Silent films actors/actresses were so goddamn talented! 🙂 ) For me, this film pulled me into the story and I really enjoyed the shadiness of the film. Honestly, a film like this belongs in the silent film era. Could you imagine the people seeing it for the first time on the screen?! It would have been down right terrifying for them to see this considering it wasn’t a monster film at all!

If you’d like to check out the 1926 version, I found the full movie on YouTube:

 

The Bat (1959)

Well, you already know the story line with the paragraph above. I must say for this version they couldn’t have picked better actors and actresses to play within this version. They had the marvelous, Vincent Price as Doctor Malcolm Wells and the ever so classy, Agnes Moorehead as Cornelia Van Gorder. Their actor and actress choice was perfect because they fit the roles so well. You could pictures Agnes as Cornelia. It didn’t seem like she was acting at all, but being herself. Mr.Price of eerie nature plays the doctor who is suspected to be the bat. When I first saw this version, I was immediately hooked. Although, I had seen the silent film version first and knew the story line, this “talkie” version was as amazing as the original. The acting was perfect and when I watched it, I had a list of suspects in my head, checking them off as the film went along. It takes you for a lot of twists and turns until you reach the end. This is an instant thriller classic. The “who-done-it” theme song of this version is quite catchy! (It was stuck in my head for a few hours.)

If you’d like to see the 1959 version of The Bat, I found the Full movie on YouTube here:

 

 

 

Thank you for wasting time with my existence. I hope you enjoyed this short review. If you have any requests, leave them in the comments below.

-Mercy Desdemona of Unsuccessful Entertainment

E-Bay Music & Film Store!

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As you creeps know, I do a project with my love called Unsuccessful Entertainment. It is a YouTube channel dedicated to music and film. We did have our items for sale on Amazon, but had a bad experience with them being a merchant. We have decided to move our shop to E-Bay!

If you’d like to take a look please click here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/unsuccessful_entertainment/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686 <— Click it!

We will be restocking the store as items are sold!!

Thank you!

– Unsuccessful Entertainment

Stereotypes – Who has time?

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Creeps,

I have been perusing around youtube and stumbled upon these idiotic rant videos about what is appropriate in what stereotype and what isn’t and how to be and all that horse crap. The one that annoyed me the most was this one:

 

Honestly, I think this girl is out for attention and has way to much time upon her hands to prove how “Goth” she is to the world. It’s like she has to justify her way of life for attention to convince herself that it’s okay. Here’s my view on stereotypes  or groups for that matter — my amount of give a f*cks is zero. Why do I say this? Because I am just me in this world. I don’t care if I get noticed by the billions of people on this planet or ignored. I am me. I don’t alter who I am to fit into a group of people. I love the music I love because it’s what I love. I dress the way I do becuase it’s what I love. I don’t spend my time dissecting what I can and can’t do just becuase I may be put into some social group.

My creeps – Be yourself. Don’t live for anyone else but yourself. And don’t have any fucks to give.