The predicted Blood Moon tonight was overshadowed by clouds and thunderstorms. This doesn't mean that the effects of the Blood Moon didn't happen. Nor does it mean that the magical period didn't work. It only means that people who experienced clouds and storms last night didn't see the Blood Moon.
Can werewolves still change during a full moon if there's clouds?
Yes they can. To read a more detailed description of how this happens visit Mystic Investigations and see their answer to the question to how werewolves change during cloudy skies here: Mystic Investigations answer werewolf transformation during clouds
For Blood Moon prettiness, there is a fantastic picture called "Blood Moon Goddess" drawn by Arta Ji with an accompanying story. Go check it out: Blood-Moon-Goddess by Arta Ji
Monday, 23 July 2018
"Wonder Woman" is a film made in 2017, directed by Patti Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and David Thewlis. It's been regarded as the longest film of 2017 with a duration of 141 minutes. It's one of the DC superhero films made in the same time period along with "Batman and Superman" and "Justice League".
Wonder Woman is Diana, the daughter of Hippolyta the queen of the Amazons, and Zeus the god of Olympus. She was raised in Themyscira, an island paradise and trained since childhood to become a ferocious fighter. The secret of Diana is revealed later when she uses the "god killer" sword against her arch enemy, Ares, god of war. It was all believed that Ares is responsible for the conflicts among mortal men, and to destroy him would end war, as Diana and the Amazons believed.
She follows a mortal man named Steve, and ends up in a very different place during the First World War. Steve was rescued from drowning by Diana, so there was a connection made.
Diana and the Amazons fighting against modern soldiers with guns and beating them was pure fantasy, absurd and unrealistic, but then again Amazons and Wonder Woman are more powerful. The rest of the movie slowly grinds down and fills up with gas, innuendo, brittleness and painful explosives. I rate this movie a 7/10.
The best scene of all was watching Diana get the better of the officials in office.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
A werewolf loves to stalk prey and that includes stalking its favourite websites. This page is going to be a bit of some howling good pages and info to look at and read. They're all related to the interests and subjects that this blog has featured. They include sites on creatures, monsters, lycanthropes, the paranormal and unexplained, magic and nature.
Favourite sites and books to read:
Scary for Kids - Visit
The Old Farmer's Almanac (Founded in 1792) - Visit
The Spooky Isles - Visit
Your Ghost Stories - Visit
Phantoms & Monsters (Pulse of the Paranormal) - Visit
Creepy Pasta - Visit
Dogman Encounters - Visit
Mythical Realm - Visit
Ancient Origins - Visit
Gods and Monsters - Visit
Wild Spirit (Wolf Sanctuary) - Visit
Werewolf Movies.com - Visit
Magical Recipes Online - Visit
Fantastic Fiction - Visit
Good Reads - Visit
"Immortal Hope" by Claire Ashgrove (book review)
"The Howling" by Gary Brandner (book review)
Willard Library Ghost cams - Visit
Werewolf News - Visit
Moon Giant - Visit
More links will be added in time.
Monday, 16 July 2018
A security guard named Aaron is severely blinded when an explosion happens and he attempts to rescue a colleague. He's given a new set of eyes thanks to a scientist who wants to expand on eye donations using different animals. The eyes that Aaron now has comes from a wolf who died from being torn to pieces by another wolf rival. Now that he's got a brilliant pair of yellow wolf eyes, he's taken on the soul of the wolf, influencing him so that his sense of smell is much greater, his physical strength is remarkably better and he can do things most humans can't. The woman that found the injured wolf, Lydia, who sent it to the healing centre (where Andrea works) tries to help Aaron come to terms with his new self.
Overall I give this film 7/10. The movie has a magical side to it. Also the daft side with its panto group of squaddies with guns blazing.
Funniest and stupid part of all was this chat:
Dr. Andrea Hewlitt: "Do you know what Lycanthropy is?"
Officer: "No". (Duh)
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Thomas Theodore Merrilyn was a naturalist and biologist. He studied animals, and made a collection of dead creatures and even cryptids such as fairies, dragons, vampires and werewolves. He kept them in a lab. So what does he have to do with the discovery of dead creatures found in a locked basement? A lot actually, because he owned them all and sealed the room a very long time ago.
Who was he?
Well according to the website of Merrylin Cryptid museum, Thomas Merrylin was born in 1782 and died in 1942! That would make him 160 years old. The site is dedicated to the Merrylin topic and species.
Have a look at the Specimens and decide for yourself.
It includes a baby werewolf or lycanthrope, a deformed infant kept in a wooden case. A skeleton of a hatchling dragon or Draco Magnus. Homo Lupus or simply a werewolf, as a small infant kept in a jar. There are many more lycanthropes and other creatures. Some of these species were collected initially by Edward Harrell, a researcher of lycanthropes.
Merrylin Cryptid museum
The research includes fossils, skulls, relics, hunting cases, books, machines, witch box, dead elementals, and other oddities and legendary creatures. Here the collection is found extraordinary and mysterious. Many people find these scary.
So have a browse and look at the strange collection.
Sunday, 8 July 2018
|Art by Ron Walotsky|
What are they? In Middle Earth, wargs are a species of demonic wolves. Wargs are also called Wild Wargs by the people from Rhovanion. They're not an ordinary species of wolf, for wargs are considered allies of the necromancer Sauron and the goblin race called Orcs. It's said that Orcs rode upon the backs of Wild Wargs.
Firstly in Tolkien's universe, the wargs are enemies of humans, elves, hobbits and dwarves. When goblins planned to raid a certain village to steal people as slaves, the wargs appeared there also to ambush. Wargs would've killed anyone there and seem like four-legged soldiers of the antagonists.
While these wargs from the "Lord of the Rings" saga appear as demonic creatures, the term warg comes from Old Norse that means "wolf". It referred to Fenrir, the giant wolf, and his sons Hati and Skol from Norse myth.
In Norse myth we can find out that wolves were mounts of the giantess Hyrrokkin and Volva witch Hyndla. Earlier stories of the Valkyrja rode wolves. It's not clear how these wolves behaved, except that they were very big and had the ability to run so fast across the air and land.
In George R. R. Martin's works, a Warg is the name of a person with special magical abilities of entering the mind of an animal. They're also considered skinchangers.
Friday, 6 July 2018
The film itself was low budget although full of atmospheric moodiness. A small village in a dark forest set in the 18th Century. Special effects not needed here anyway as it wove a creepy tale. The film has a story but short stories contained within. The gore rate is low and it's possible that it makes up for the blood with violence and symbolism. For instance, grandmother's decapitated head was made of porcelain.
The little cryptic scenes of a frog sat on the dead sister's coffin, a hedgehog under the bed and stone babies hatched from birds eggs is a form of hidden message and not a direct part of the story. It means a lot of arty stuff. Angela Lansbury came across as the creepy grandmother telling frightening stories. The huntsman is... no sorry, I wont spoil it.
I rate this movie a 7/10.
The funniest part is seeing all those dogs dressed up in the wedding pavillion!
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
This month will see the longest lunar eclipse for this century. The night of 27th July and early 28th July 20018 will expect a Blood Moon eclipse that will last for two hours.
It's going to be a night for werewolves! The lunar eclipse will be a time for nocturnal selves to enjoy the celestial view. Those staying up late will want to see the eclipse moon and that is only if there is a cloudless sky where ever you are.
Also at this time, the planet Mars will appear brighter in the sky as it's visible from the Earth. It will be the nearest it's got to Earth on it's orbit for 15 years.
So here we have in late July 2018, mark on your calender, the events of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse and the closest Mars will be to Earth on 27th July. I don't want to bombard you with too much science and as much as it fascinates some people I will post a link to the night sky events below.