I like things weird.

Some of you might remember the late 70’s and 80’s. I would sacrifice a lot if I could travel back in time and visit. I really feel a connection with the creative minds of the 80’s, especially Jim Henson. His creations always had this dream like, even nightmarish, tilt to them. When I dream, these are the worlds I visit.

Take The Dark Crystal for example. What a brilliant yet strangely horrifying movie. If you haven’t seen it you MUST, even if it doesn’t interest you, you’ve got to at least experience it. This is a world full of giant turkey vultures and twelve foot tall mutant rabbits. When I look at those rabbits, I feel like I’m losing my mind. Here, you try it:

They just don’t make them like this anymore. Some of you are probably grateful. Why am I blogging about this? These are the kind of stories that I love to read and write. When people ask me what kind of books I write, I have a hard time articulating myself. I usually end up asking them a question. Have you ever seen The Never Ending Story, The Labyrinth, Time Bandits, or The Dark Crystal? Yeah, they’re kind of like that.

Published in: on January 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I remember my father taking me to see The Dark Crystal at Orchard 4 cinema in Omaha. After the show was over, he asked if I wanted to see it again; to which I promptly replied yes. We got back in line and caught the very next show.

    Also, do not lump Labyrinth and Never Ending Story with Dark Crystal and Time Bandits. Just. Don’t.

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