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Monday, 20 May 2019

The Mad Queen


The scene of the mad Queen in the finale "Game of Thrones" was most stunning. When I first saw that scene, I almost went bananas because it looked as though Daenerys Targaryen was transforming and spread a pair of demonic wings. In fact no, the camera made it look that way because the dragon Drogon was situated right behind her. It revealed to us all that here was a demon queen who just returned from her angry blitzkrieg on Kings Landing.
The new queen of the 7 kingdoms walks on top of a broken stairs overlooking the burned city. Her hairstyle looks so reminiscent of writhing snakes that she appears like a Medusa figure. She then gave a blasting and glorious speech to her army, as a dictator would do, in the ruins of Kings Landing. Daenerys killed perhaps a million citizens but, in her own view, she "liberated them" from a "tyrant". That tyrant was Queen Cersei who was dead under the rubble as Daenerys gave that speech. Despite the bad things Cersei ever did, she tried to protect her city from Daenerys but she'd made the fatal error of underestimating the power of a dragon and it's owner obsessed with the Iron Throne.
 It was then established that Daenerys was seeking world domination. She saw it as "liberating" all people from the world of tyranny. If this means burning cities and killing millions of innocent people as she did with Kings Landing, then Daenerys has got to be the most dangerous woman in the world of Ice and Fire. More dangerous than the Others.
The Night King was immortal, a type of demigod of ice, who was a necromancer, and was filled with anger because he had once been a normal human man who was transformed against his will, thousands of years ago. After his destruction, we had to contend with the next battle boss. The Night King didn't kill as many people as Daenerys had done. Everyone thought it would be the hateful queen Cersei. We were later confronted at the second-to-last episode of "Game of Thrones" with the true antagonist evil:

Daenerys Targaryen.

It came as a shock to everyone because the majority of viewers didn't expect her to do what she did. But there we have it. She was the ultimate baddie, with a massive army backing her, and a devoted dangerous dragon who is like a B-52 Bomber. And after seeing the horrors she inflicted on innocent people in Kings Landing, we see her without remorse and no pity. Her only relative alive, who we all came to know as Jon Snow, plunged a sword into her heart and fulfilled the Nissa Nissa prophesy, sacrifice her for the greater good.
The most mysterious ending of Daenerys happened when her dragon was so upset to find her dead, that he melted the Iron Throne. It was the object of Daenerys' hearts desire: to sit on that throne. Like poetic justice, when dragon fire formed that throne, a dragon destroyed it finally. By the ending of the Iron Throne, means to finish the Targaryen dynasty forever, and an end to the Seven Kingdoms.
The dragon Drogon was named after Daenerys' dead husband, Khal Drogo.
This dragon carried the dead queen off into the mist over the sea, and was never seen again. According to some, Drogon was seen in "The East" but we can guess only as there isn't going to be a Season 9. What will happen to the body of this mad queen? Will Drogon take her back to Vaes Dothrak? Or Asshai when the eggs were first discovered? Or to the ruins of Valyria? I guess that we'll never know the answer to that one.
Howls ^^
 

GOT Season 8 Episode 6: The Finale


This was the last ever episode of "Game of Thrones." I will post a review but it contains spoilers so don't read on if you've not watched it yet. The episode begins following the destruction of Kings Landing, and Tyrion finds his dead siblings. Daenerys is truly power mad, while saying that she wants to take over the whole world. Things couldn't get worse, until Jon puts an end to her reign of terror. Drogon burns the Iron Throne, and carries the dead queen off across the sea. The Seven Kingdoms become Six, because the north is given independence. Jon is sent to the Nights Watch so he can be reunited with Ghost and the wildlings go back home to the far north. Westeros has two rulers now. One is Sansa the Queen of the North, and the other is Bran the Broken, the King of the 6 Kingdoms. Arya leaves Westeros to start her quest to look for land far West across the Sunset Sea.
What did I make of the finale episode?
It wasn't a bitter sweet ending. It was unsatisfying.
A disappointing end of a great show that lasted almost a decade.
Howls ^^

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Is Westeros stagnant?


Stagnant society... 
Maybe not for long.

Many have asked why this world of Planetos is stuck in the Middle Ages. It must be mentioned that Westeros has already got the means to develop better technology but strife and many wars prevented that from going ahead. On our world, China created black powder in the 9th Century and from this, the fire lance was made, and soon other weapons had been invented, while the earliest types of guns appeared from the 15th Century. So in Westeros, and other places,  it isn't gunpowder they have but wildfire. So we can imagine that some bright spark will use the knowledge of wildfire to develop firearms in their future. That world has lost technologies such as Valyrian steel and glass candles. Why hasn't anyone considered making bikes or trains, because they do have wheelchairs for the disabled. It might be that they will, as anyone can guess, because in our own history, the Romans had the knowledge of steam engines but this technology didn't kick off until so many centuries later that started the Industrial Revolution. In our own society we had a stagnating period for thousands of years although the wisdom of high technology sat there in old books, just as it might in that world because the Citadel have a vast and private library.

Howls ^^

Monday, 13 May 2019

GOT Season 8 Episode 5: "The Bells"


This episode called "The Bells" was a total blast. SPOILERS ahead. Don't read if you haven't seen the episode and want to be surprised.
It began with the armies preparing for another war. Meanwhile, Daenerys is grieving the death of Missandei and refuses to eat. It's soon discovered that the "spider" Varys betrayed her, and was executed. Further on, she tries to rekindle any hope of love and desire with Jon Snow but he refuses, because she's his aunt. As soon as she's rejected, the fury inside her becomes increased. The war starts with Drogon setting fire to scorpion weapons, and the armies fight within the city. Tyrion tries to help his brother and sister, by rescuing a captured Jaime and telling him where to depart from the Red Keep. Jaime looks for Cersei. Daenerys uses her dragon to burn down the whole city, and kills anybody, even innocent people that are there. Jon Snow becomes extremely upset and tries to get his army to cease fighting. As dragon fire rages through the streets, Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark make it through and look for their targets. Overall the episode was mad. By the end of watching that, most fans of Daenerys Targaryen will be feeling sick and put off this dangerous character. 
Total feelings: The deaths of all those innocent people in Kings Landing was dreadful. Daenerys is more evil than Cersei.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Part 2 review "The Last of the Starks"


This is an actual review of the episode "The Last of the Starks." I previously mentioned Ghost in my last post "GOT Season 8 Episode 4" but didn't review the episode itself. This post will do just that. After the war, there is a funeral and all of the dead are burned, including those sadly missed. Then there is a feast in the hall, at Winterfell, and things get cosy with Brienne and Jaime, and people have too much to drink. Gendry is legitimised as a Baratheon and made lord of Storms End, which is fantastic but he's rejected by Arya when he proposes to her. She's not the kind of woman to settle down with a family. She heads off with the Hound, towards Kings Landing. Tragically, on the way to Dragonstone, a dragon is killed by a load of scorpion missiles from Euron Greyjoy, magically lurking at sea again as he did teleporting at sea in S7. After the loss of her friend Jorah, her dragon Rhaegal, a large number of her armies dead, she also loses her best friend Missandei. The end scene shows how evil Cersei really is.
Did I like this episode? No I didn't.
Sad howls ^^

Monday, 6 May 2019

GOT Season 8 Episode 4: "The Last of the Starks"


This isn't a typical review of an episode that I've been talking about before. On the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 4, called "The Last of the Starks", I want us all to look at Ghost. Because this episode is probably the most upsetting one, in fact so far since the past few years, because we witnessed a cold dumping of this spirit wolf by his owner, Jon Snow. In previous seasons, Ghost stayed beside Jon, defending him, sitting beside Jon's body after he got stabbed. He is part of Jon in the books in many ways that the same is for the wolves of each of the other Starks. Ghost even helped against the fight in the Great War against the White Walkers. It left Ghost with minor injuries as there is blood on his fur. Ghost never appeared in Season 7, which led to an outcry among fans. Ghost was always in the show before, with Jon, but had only a background appearance in Season 8 with nobody acknowledging him. When Jon discovered his true parentage, and that his father is Rhaegar Targaryen, he changed his feelings towards his family, Daenerys and Ghost. He just walked away from Ghost and told the wildling Tormund to take him. Jon said that Ghost is a direwolf who will never be at home in Winterfell, despite the fact the castle has stone wolves, statues of wolves in the crypts and a direwolf banner. Then a scene went to a sad whimpering Ghost. Jon is out of character now as he's become neglectful of Ghost. The series has become different since the showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, got rights to take the rest of the story ahead of the books, because the books are unfinished. The latest series features Ghost as an extra and Jon having no interest in him, not even a hug goodbye. This is a shame. It's shameful. Here's to Ghost! Three cheers to Ghost, the forgotten hero. 
Howls to Ghost!
HOOOOOOOOOOWL!!!! ^^

Monday, 29 April 2019

GOT S8 Ep3 : "The Long Night"


This is a review of Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night" Season 8. This post contains spoilers and don't read anymore if you haven't seen that episode and choose not to find out anything yet.
So the army of the dead have arrived, and everyone is preparing for the ultimate war. It's dark, and the Dothraki are the first on the frontline to go ahead. They ride their horses after an impressive scene and along with them are Jorah and Ghost. It feels creepy when they vanish and only few horses return. Everything is set at night in the dark. The Night King sent up clouds of ice fog so the dragons with their riders Daenerys and Jon Snow can't see. The rest of the episode is fully fighting with some real shocks and, of course, many unfortunate and sad deaths.
This episode was just a massive war zone.
Howls ^^

Monday, 22 April 2019

GOT S8 Ep 2: "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms"


Here is my quick review of Episode 2 of Season 8 "Game of Thrones" so if you dislike spoilers, avoid reading. The show is produced by HBO and this episode was directed by David Nutter.
The episode continues from last week, and Jaime Lannister is in the great hall at Winterfell before an audience including Sansa, Jon and Daenerys. Daenerys reminds Jaime of how she and her brother talked about killing the man who killed their father. The atmosphere grows tense, and not just with that because overall things are easily settled and both Sansa and Jon agree to let Jaime fight for the living. Daenerys often seems to be at loggerheads with Sansa and yet Sansa is loyal to her family and the north, which she's also responsible for.
Arya wanted Gendry to make an obsidion weapon for her, but to be honest, its dragonglass, not metal, and it was mentioned by other fans of the show that glass forging is entirely different to metalwork smithing. Okay Arya was flirting with Gendry last episode and there seems a lot of sparks flying, now Arya is a grown woman and not a kid as she was seasons back when she was with Gendry in earlier episodes years ago.
Tormund arrives and there is a scene on the battlements as the Watch remembers. Everyone is now fully equipped and preparing for the great war.
My ratings don't matter. What counts is that this episode is fun.
Best things: Wait and see
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Patience Worth


Here is a mystery from the early 20th Century about a suburban housewife from St Louis in Missouri. She was called Pearl Curran and her life had always been quite ordinary until she decided to use a Ouija board while having tea with her mother and friends. Back in the early 20th Century, it was fashionable to play with Ouija boards and dabble in the occult. Pearl might've been quite skeptical approaching this at first as she regarded it as "silly".
When the pointer announced the name of a spirit called Patience Worth, the women became excited about using the board for much longer. Pearl especially grew to enjoy communicating with Patience Worth, who identified herself as an English woman of the 17th Century. Pearl wrote literature while she was being channelled by this spirit. Some of the works by the spirit of Patience Worth include "Hope Trueblood," "Rain Song," and "The Sorry Tale."
For more of her writings go and visit this website:
Patience Worth website
A link to see other authors, including Pearl Curran a.k.a. Patience Worth, who wrote on behalf of ghosts and spirits:
Guided by Voices
For more info about this mystery go to:
Prairie Ghosts: Patience Worth 
My view:
This could all be a matter of overactive imagination or stepping into character mode. It might even be that a spirit wrote through Pearl and other spirits might've helped people create literature in the same way.  
Howls ^^

Monday, 15 April 2019

GOT S8 Ep1: "Winterfell"


Here is my quick review of the first episode of Season 8 the final season for "Game of Thrones" so if you dislike spoilers, avoid reading. The show is produced by HBO and this episode was directed by David Nutter. The opening credits are spiffing and new. The arrival of Daenerys and her army arrived at Winterfell along with a host of other characters including Jon Snow, Jorah and Tyrion. It was very reminiscent of the beginning of Season 1 epsiode 1 when King Robert arrived at Winterfell, and even the music was the same. There were a lot of reunions and also tense ones throughout the episode. Fan favourite predictions have actually happened regards to Jon. It was a distressing moment for poor Sam when he heard tragic news. One can't help but feel sorry for him. The Golden Company are at Kings Landing but something disappoints Cersei. Need I say more about the Greyjoys? A gruesome and horrible message was left by the Night King using that spiral sygil again. As always, it finished with a very interesting cliff hanger.
Overall feeling of this episode: OMG! What are they going to do now?
I shall review the next episode next week.
Howls^^

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Easter howls

"Easter is coming and the bunny's getting fat, 
please put a penny in the old wolves hat!"

The Easter holidays are here and time for egg decourating, eating chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies, egg hunts and toasted hot cross buns (the rhyme for that song inspired me to make one at the top of the post). If you like wolves and you also like Easter, feast your eyes on this game:
Wolves Life 3, Roblox
There is also this rather nice book:
"The Easter Wolf: An Easter Fable" by Adele Bishop LINK
Howls ^^

Thursday, 4 April 2019

The mysterious green children


The Green Children of Woolpit is a mysterious event that has become legend. The story began in the village of Woolpit, named after being a site to trap wolves in the Middle Ages. During the 12th Century, two children who were completely green in colour, materialised from nowhere. They were a brother and sister, with a diet of just raw broad beans, who were discovered by villagers near the wolf pit. They both didn't eat anything apart from raw broad beans and the children spoke a strange unknown language. A local man named Richard de Caine, had guardianship of the green kids and fostered them. Soon, the children got used to eating other food and this made the green colour disappear. Both children were baptised. The brother soon became unwell and died. His sister grew up to learn how to communicate in English, and she was able to tell her story. What she said was intrigueing and eerie.
The girl claimed that she and her brother came from a world of twilight, where the sun never shone but wasn't completely dark either. Their world was all in the colour green, and it was called St Martin's Land. The children were tending to animals belonging to their father, when they heard a loud noise and went off to investigate it. They'd entered a cave, and soon emerged into the village of Woolpit. The girl eventually became an employee of the de Caine household, but she was considered "wanton and impudent". Another source shows that Ralph de Caine had named the green girl Agnes and she soon married a soldier Richard Barre. The green girl became Agnes Barre in name.
Some people claim that the green children were aliens, or faefolk, or that they were just abandoned feral kids. There is always an air of mystery about them and people in the area talk about being descendants of the green children of Woolpit. Agnes Barre is listed in geneology and family searches dating back to the 12th Century.
Whatever the answer is, we'll never know.
Howls ^^   

Friday, 29 March 2019

Oracle of the Shapeshifters


This is a review of a deck of oracle cards that I highly recommend.It's called Oracle of the Shapeshifters by Lucy Cavendish. It's full of beautiful artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
There are 45 cards and a booklet with guides of the cards and their meanings.
During a New Moon and a Full Moon, you can use these cards for a stronger reading from the spirit animals. As a beginner, you may draw out one card each day, to get a feel of this deck. Some may want to draw a card once a week or once a month at a Full Moon instead. Or you can make a variety of spreads in threes, fours, fives, ect, during a Full Moon if you wish.
The shapeshifter oracle cards have revealed so much insight and wisdom, advice and messages in reaction to my queries that this deck seems to know me personally!
The cards are beautiful and they're designed in such an earthy way that it's like touching wood and stone. I rate this deck a powerful 100/100 for it's magic, beauty, depth and accuracy.
Howls ^^

Monday, 25 March 2019

Coraline


Coraline is a 2009 kids horror animation directed by Henry Selick. It's based on a book by Neil Gaiman. Supposedly for children, it's very dark and grim. Coraline is about a girl who moves into a house with her workaholic parents and finds a secret passage that leads to a neighbouring house, where perfect copies of her parents live, except they're not the same at all. She thinks they're better than her real parents except they have buttons for eyes. The Other Mother soon wants to sew buttons on Coraline's eyes to keep her there out of "love".
I rate this 7/10 for its creepiness.
Coolest bits: The talking cat.
Howls ^^ 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

The Night Queen


The final season of Game of Thrones will be on our screens very soon. The actual trailer was released a couple of weeks ago. I plan to review each episode when I watch them. So check out this blog for my feedback on it.
What brings me to talk about this last season of GOT is just a theory about what the Night King may be after and this might be the mysterious Night Queen.
Also it's possible that he's looking for a potential baby boy. Baby Sam who was supposed to have been given to the Others but now Baby Sam is a bit too big now, so the Night King is probably not interested in getting him. So instead, he may be looking for someone else. Okay the actor Vladimir Furdik, who plays the Night King, said in an interview that the Night King is after a "specific target". Many are saying that this "target" might be Jon Snow or Bran Stark.  It could be a queen to give him sons? It's said that the Others can't procreate although we don't really know this.
There is the short clip of Queen Cersei crying during the new trailer. Many have guessed she's had a miscarriage or that she's been betrayed. It may be something else, and its much darker.
"Cersei the Night Queen" is a fan theory thats been around for a while but it's starting to make sense. If not for the TV series then the books.
There is a prophesy made by a witch called Maggy the Frog, who Cersei met when she was a girl. Maggy told a young Cersei that she'll have three children, not four. The three children will have gold crowns and gold shrouds. After her tears will drown her, the valonqar will wrap his hands around her pale white throat and choke the life from her. Interestingly, Maggy also told her that she'll be Queen, until another younger and more beautiful will cast her down and take all that she holds dear. Going by that, many have easily interprated it as Daenerys fighting a war for the Iron Throne. But it might again be a lot more supernatural and to do with the Night King and Long Night. If Cersei is the Night Queen, then it explains why she would be slain by the Valonqar and also the younger more beautiful other queen casting her down. That makes two individuals who'll end Cersei as queen. A number of many clues have hinted on Cersei being the Night Queen. This is all just guesswork. We can only wait and see.
Tin foil hat off now.
To read more:

Interview with Night King actor LINK 
Maggy's prophesy LINK 
Cersei as Night Queen article on Inverse LINK 
More during the finale LINK
Did you enjoy reading this and want to see more like it from the Wolf Girl? Post comments and let me know.
Howls ^^

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Werewolf Music


Here are some songs that are about wolves and werewolves:

Iced Earth - Wolf
Metallica - Of Wolf and Man
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
The Cramps - I was a Teenage Werewolf
Type O Negative - Wolf Moon
Thin Lizzy - Old Moon Madness
Styx - Witch Wolf
Rainbow - Run with the Wolf
GBH - Lycanthropy
Sonata Arctica - Full Moon
Radiohead - A Wolf at the Door
Fever Ray - The Wolf
TV On the Radio- Wolf Like Me
Florence + the Machine - Howl
Michael Hurley - Werewolf
Phosphorescent - Wolves
Manchester Orchestra - Wolves At Night
Bon Iver - The Wolves
The Black Keys - Howlin For you
Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
Young Heretics - I Know I'm a Wolf

Howls ^^

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Army of Darkness


Army of Darkness is a 1992 film of the Evil Dead series of films starring Bruce Campbell. This film is the most comedic of the Evil Deads, but less of the Horror genre and more of a Fantasy. Ash is stuck in a Medieval time and needs the Lovecraftian type book "Necromonican" to get to his own time. Of course, there are problems, monsters and witches, that have terrorised the human population for a long time. This film borders on the ridiculous and has its share of other stories fed into the mix, such as Gulliver's Travels. I vote this film a 5/10 but even that was nice of me!
Howls ^^

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Crazy Springtime games 3


This is the third part of "Crazy Springtime games!".
My next review is on the game Dragon Cave by Wow Escape. This is a nice looking game although easy puzzles where you seek an item of treasure but have to get passed dragons. The music is Medieval and the puzzles are extremely easy. If you're not used to these type of game then you could use paper and pen to write down the clues and remember where things might be.
Next is King Viper by Wow Escape. This one plays eerie music and is set in a rainforest with large snakes. You need to find a stone in order to get out of there.
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Crazy Springtime games 2

The season of Spring has just appeared around the corner, so I plan to make a post about a bunch of pleasant Spring themed games. This is more prettier than what I normally post about, because these games are puzzles and they appeal to my brain. Lycanthropes need puzzles.
The first is Pinky Rabbit Rescue game by Games 4 King. This is very easy and just needs pen and paper or good memory, to look for clues and add objects to their shadows. Once you've done that it will give you items. Many doors need unlocking. These G4K games are dead easy to play but they're always such eye candy levels with pretty artwork.
Secondly is Flower Fantasy Escape by Wow Escape games. This is cartoony with fairytale graphics and will entertain kids, but also adults can have fun playing it too. The object of that game is to remove the crown from a queen bee by solving riddles, puzzles and collecting objects. There are plenty of flowers and bugs to use here, but the game is short and not for you if you're looking for a vast super levelled game. 
Thirdly is Cherry Blossom Escape by Big Escape Games. The story is that you're lost inside a forest filled with cherry blossom trees so you have to find a way to get out. There is a lot of pink colours in this one and it's a larger game than the other two that I listed on here today. It's got a slightly harder series of puzzles and hidden items.
Howls ^^    

Monday, 4 March 2019

Crazy Springtime games 1


It's that again. GAME REVIEWS! Spring is almost here now and a plethora of games to play and review. Today I will review this game called Fruits Fairy Forest game. It's a point-and-click puzzle game designed by Wow Escape Games. The object of the game is to find a way to free a fairy trapped in a garden. You have to find fruits and open puzzles to find more clues to find more fruits. Collect the items and solve the riddles. This game is pretty nice and full of giant fruit houses and gardens. Some items will be hiding. The music is very soft and sweet, and the game is quite relaxing actually.
There is White Rabbit Escape created by Games 4 King. Same rules apply here and you need to rescue a big bunny rabbit. Like with most G4K games, the music is always the same and the sound effects are off putting. Depending on which G4K game you choose to play, the puzzles are very easy to do. While the levels on G4K games always have nice artwork, it feels like they were designed for children. However, all ages can enjoy them. These are for you if you just want to pass the time.
Howls ^^

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn


Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn is a 1987 sequal to Evil Dead. Directed by Sam Raini and stars Bruce Campbell. The film summarizes the previous film when Ash and his girlfriend vacate to a cabin in the woods and finds a tape recorder with a spell that raises the dead. Ash is confronted by his possessed girlfriend who tries to kill him and isn't human anylonger. Soon a group shows up and one is a daughter of the archeologist who lived in the cabin and found a mysterious book. That strange book unleashes the evil forces.
Silly comedic horror film but you've got to admire the gross make-up and special effects. All around a fun nightmarish film to watch.
I rate this a 7/10.
WTF moment: The trees!
Howls ^^

Monday, 25 February 2019

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a 2018 reboot of the 1980's TV animated series She-Ra, Princess of Power. The latest series is made by Dreamworks and created by Noelle Stevenson. This particular new adaption is a different type of series altogether. Not tied with He-Man, who is the brother of She-Ra in the original 80's series. There are many changes done to this. I grew up watching both He-Man and She-Ra in the eighties, so I came across many criticisms of the 2018 reboot made by a lot of Youtubers and written comments on other websites.
I've watched the entire first series of the 2018 Dreamworks She-Ra and must say that I absolutely love it. The series and storylines are powerful and not by formula. The animation itself in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is beautiful and like art nouveau has come alive. The style of the characters are anime, and yet every single character including the extras all have their own individual looks and personalities.
A girl named Adora  becomes She-Ra when she discovers a magical sword that was destined for her. That sword changed her life forever. Raised in a dreary castle of The Horde, trained as a soldier to fight "bad princesses", she discovered that the Horde are actually the ones doing evil in the world. She becomes friends with people in Etheria and soon discovers that one of her new friends, Glimmer, is a princess. Meanwhile, her old friends from The Horde are not interested in saving the world and they don't care about the lives of innocent people. That also meant her best childhood friend Catra turned into her most worst enemy.
I rate this 10/10
Bonus surprise: Swiftwind!
Howls ^^

Sunday, 24 February 2019

The Evil Dead (1981)


The Evil Dead is a 1981 horror film directed by Sam Raimi. It stars Bruce Campbell who plays Ash. This is the second of a series of Evil Dead films. Despite the slightly comedic themes of the sequals later, the original film, The Evil Dead, was more serious. If it was ever meant to be funny, then humour in 1981 was so awfully dark.
Ash, his girlfriend, sister and other friends go on a car trip to a remote isolated cabin in the middle of the woods. The cabin is very old and the friends raise demons by accident. The demons themselves hover outside in the dark, choosing the women to possess first and bring about their sheer bloodthirsty evil. Pretty atmospheric with eerie dark smoke, creepy looking moon, sound effects and nasty trees.
I rate this gruesome and macabre film a gory 6/10.
Scariest moments? The eyes!
Howls ^^
  

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Frozen 2 teaser



Disney has released the teaser trailer of Frozen 2. It's due to be released on the 11th November 2019. The voice over actors of the first film Frozen will return for the sequal.
Disney haven't revealed anything about the story in Frozen 2, but everyone is making theories and ideas based on the teaser trailer. One of the most noticeable features is Elsa's new type of ice powers that help her to walk on water. The look on her face as she makes a run towards the sea shows a level of determination or anger. Is she merely training or is she trying to go somewhere? The waves throw her back to shore.
The following scene shows Anna standing on a balcony and looking very worried at these mysterious lights hovering outside. There is a crystal effect to them. It's either Elsa's ice powers gone wrong, or its totally something else.
The next clip shows a rather mean looking Kristoff and Sven racing through a very Autumn woods with other reindeer for company running along with them.
The next scene shows an injured looking Anna sat at the bottom of a cliff. While just after that, Anna is leaping over rocks. Her hairstyle has changed a lot since the first film, as it's in a Medieval braided crown and no shocking white streaks anymore.
The next clip shows Elsa using her powers to protect Olaf from purple flames. Could this hint at a dragon? Is Anna with fire powers? Or is there something else?
The next following scene shows an unknown girl in a wood, looking at an unknown boy flying up into the air from a leafy wind. We just don't know who they are yet.
The next scene shows Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf looking at a red Autumn scene. In preparation for later in the year with the season. The trailer shows the title and so on with a falling leaf, and then finally, Anna, Kristoff and Elsa walking into a misty woods and something is behind them because Anna grabs for Kristoff's sword.
To see this trailer, click here:

What do I want to see? Elsa and Jack Frost meeting and becoming a couple. Anna developing fire powers. Learning how Olaf came to be. Elsa and Anna discovering more about their parents and their long lost brother Tarzan. There might also be revelations coming together as easter eggs were laid out in other films including the first Frozen that other princesses made an unofficial cameo appearance although they might not have been them at all. Some believe that Rapunzel is the cousin of Elsa and Anna.
Howls ^^

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Shocking star secrets revealed

This is a style of writing I've not done since teenaged years, so bare with me. I've read hot information about uncovered secrets of the stars that are amazing and disturbing.
The first one I shall discuss deals with the princesses Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. These sisters that we've grown to love and watch and sing along with have a long lost brother. Their brother is Tarzan! It's also been confirmed that Anna and Elsa's parents didn't die at sea. Instead, they were shipwrecked on a tropical island and had a baby boy. Sadly though, the parents were killed by a leopard or a tiger. Many have speculated on this for a while because of the physical resemblance to the parents of Tarzan and parents of the Frozen girls.
If that isn't enough, more revealed shocks about celebrities. Superman "the Man of Steel" was surrounded by zombies, and these are all of the victims of disasters that he failed to help. It might be seen as just an effect but really, Superman is troubled deeply with guilt for not being able to save everyone. So therefore, he's haunted. This shows itself in Batman v. Superman film.
We've already been told that Dumbledore of the Harry Potter series is Death in person. That much has offcially been confirmed as true.
Other shocking fan theories that could be true:
https://fantheories.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Cartoons
Howls^^ 

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Misconceptions about V Day


Valentine's Day or V Day is a very romantic day of the year to celebrate love and romance. At the end of Winter there is this one holiday that is such an adorable tradition. Yes, it's better to show your loved ones how you feel every day of the year and not just one day but there is a lot of things about Valentines Day that no one knows. The origins of course, which is totally dark.
Perhaps it goes back thousands of years to a holiday called Lykaia, always celebrated on Wolf Mountain or Lykaion in Arcadia. It was said that Lycaon was a man who wanted to spoil the feast by planning to eat his son called Nyctimus. Out of punishment, the gods turned him into a wolf. This became associated with cannibalism and werewolves then although that holiday was held in the Spring. This is the much earlier phase. Long before the worship of Zeus and the Olympian gods, prehistoric people held rituals in the Wolf Mountain as archeological digs found an Ash Alter and skeletal remains of a boy with a line of stones to indicate human sacrifice. It's worth pointing out that Mount Lykaion is the birth place of the god Zeus.
It was said to be a time called Feast of the Wolf. It has to be mentioned that Lupercalia might be Lupa the Shewolf or Lupercus the god and wolf, who was known in Arcadia. Lupercus was said to have been favoured by shepherds, who felt that He watched over their flock. The festival of Lupercalia was often prepared by the Luperci priests, who wore goatskins and travelled half naked, during the festival they would purify the land of evil spirits. The cave Lupercale is where sacrifices of goats and dogs happened. Birth place and childhood home of Romulus and Remus who were raised by their adoptive wolf mother Lupa.  
The ancient people of Rome celebrated Lupercalia during the season over the days of 13th to the 15th February. It's said that people got drunk; sacrificed animals, usually a goat or a dog, and then beat women with the dead animals that were just sacrificed. Vestal Virgins made salt mealcakes. People ran around the streets naked. It was considered "fertile" for women to line up so that men could assault them. Sports and games happened and winners were awarded with armour. Often it resorted to violence and bloodshed. Men picked womens' full names from a jar, and this was a very discreet and crude form of match making game that resulted in complete strangers having sex.
Emperor Claudius II executed a priest called Valentine on the 14th Februrary in the 3rd Century. This figure became a maryr and canonised as a saint, now we know who is Saint Valentine, and associated with courtly love and Valentine's Day. The reason for the link with romance and love on Valentine's Day is because Pope Glaucius I of the 5th Century sanitised the pagan holiday of Lupercalia and made it all about the Saint Valentine martyr. But people like Chaucer and Shakespeare turned the holiday cute and fluffy with love hearts and romantic love.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
Howls ^^

Monday, 4 February 2019

Dark wolf sayings in France


Here are a couple of interesting wolf sayings with some background from France.
"Between the dog and the wolf" is a saying in France, which is Entre chien et loup. It has a very curious meaning. such as when it's the time of twilight and the light is low, when you see a dog's shadow, it appears like a wolf. The dog represents the real world, the wolf represents the supernatural and Otherworldly. It's said to be quite a creepy saying that implies something or someone is a lot darker than you thought they were.
Another strange French idiom elle avoit vû le loup translates as "She has seen the wolf". It describes when a girl has lost her virginity, and the saying is in reference to "seeing the wolf" may be a folkish origin tale about girls, their menstrual periods and losing their virginities as closest to the moon and lunar cycles. The symbol is obviously about blood. Menstrual periods and flow of blood. Loss of virginity can result in bleeding. As the cycles with the moon change, the moon has always been linked to werewolves. The tale of Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm, is a story from a load of collected traditional oral tales that are many centuries old. The French saying and the story by Grimm connects back into Dark Age continental Europe, and possibly before.
If you liked this article, you can read more about werewolf tidbits at Spooky Isles here:
https://www.spookyisles.com/2015/02/10-werewolf-titbits-to-make-you-howl/
Howls ^^

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Tales from Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea is a 2006 animation by Studio Ghibli, directed by Gorō Miyazaki and based on the Earthsea novels by Ursula le Guin and The Journey of Shuna by Hayao Miyazaki.
Ged (Sparrowhawk) is a wandering mage who encounters the young troubled Prince Arren, disturbed by guilt from killing his father and stealing the magical sword. Sparrowhawk takes him to the farm of Tanar, who used to be a priestess, where a mysterious little orphan girl Therru also lives. Therru doesn't trust or like Arren very much. Sparrowhawk discovers that a powerful wizard named Cob is going to upset the balance of life.
There are dragons, direwolves, a cruel despot and even a magical sword. This is a high fantasy film and one of Ghibli's best. To the people who love Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, this anime film is for you.
I rate this a 9/10.
Tense moments: Quite a bit
Howls ^^

Earthsea


Earthsea is a 2004 TV mini series directed by Robert Lieberman, and starring Shawn Ahmore, Danny Glover and Isabella Rossellini. It was made into two parts and both episodes are feature film lengths. Based on the "Earthsea" novels by Ursula le Guin.
A young son of a blacksmith called Ged (Sparrowhawk) has magical leanings and wants to be a wizard. He encounters the mage, and finds that doing healing and learning about plants isn't all what he wants to do. He ends up seeking the school of wizardy on the Island of Roke to learn more. It's there that he dabbles with dark magic and unleashes a shadow creature who wants to consume and kill him. He has to leave Roke. Meanwhile, a ruthless king wants immortality and his mistress Kossil, also a prietstess, will do anything to help him get it. This means that the high priestess Thar has to be removed, so that Kossil takes position and gives the king ultimate power. However, nothing goes to plan when Thar chooses the kind Tenar to be her successor.
I rate this an 8/10.
Most awesome of all: the dragon!
Howls ^^

Monday, 28 January 2019

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is a 1997 animation film by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Out of all the Ghibli animated movies, this one (and Tales of Earthsea) is high fantasy of the same ilk as Conan the Barbarian and Game of Thrones.
The film begins with an attack on a village by Nago, a demon creature who infects the arm of Ashitaka, a warrior prince. To save his life and his people, he must travel to find the source of Nago's destrcutive powers. He journeys on his red elk, and finds the Iron Town ruled by the much loved Lady Eboshi, although she's very keen to destroy all of the forest gods. The sudden and angry appearance of a mysterious wolf girl called San takes Ashitaka further and deeper into the heart of the forest. San is very wild and also part of a pack of wolves headed by its matriarch Moro.
The film has a lot of action scenes, some gruesome moments and plenty of magic.
Most cutest part: The Kodama forest spirits.
I rate this is a 9/10
Howls ^^

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Blood Moon night


Last night was a Super Blood Wolf Moon and I often get erratic patterns during this phase. Sometimes I'm tired, othertimes I'm active. The full moon keeps me restless and that one big bad moon last night is the final of the Super Blood Moons we'll experience for a while.
Super blood wolf moon time is about eating and staying warm and dry and eating, drinking, sleeping, eating, work/studying/tasks/chores and eating. Yesterday we had a simple meal because I was tired and eager to rest. The day before that was a superblood again and I cooked a rare burger steak.
Top tips for lycanthropes during a full moon is to drink plenty of water, avoid caffeine and alcohol, eat lightly, sleep. The moon's influencing powers can effect people and make them unstable, aggressive, hyperactive and upset. It can also cause insomnia. Just as you would cope with a vibrant hot sun, take precautions against the moon also.
Howls ^^

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Fire and Ice


This 1983 animation film called Fire and Ice is a fantasy directed by Ralph Bakshi, and collaborated with the artist Frank Frazetta. For its time, the animation looks pretty advanced and this is thanks to the rotoscoping style of technique. The world itself is at war between ice and fire. Ice is ruled by evil sorcerer Nekron, and his mother, the Queen Juilana who want to cover everything in Winter. The majority of humans are forced to live south of the icy glaciers, where it's ruled by the benign King Jarol of the Fire Keep. Jarol's daughter Teegra is kidnapped by monstrous soldiers of Nekron and Juliana, where she is taken far into the swamps. She escapes, and encounters a man named Larn, who came from a village that was destroyed by Nekron. Then there is the appearance of Darkwolf, a mysterious warrior who looks like a barbarian Batman.
I rate this a 7/10 as it's just entertaining stuff.
Comment: Semi naked in the icy cold and not getting hypothermia! Wow.
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Dark Winter games 3


These "Dark Winter" games will draw to a close now with the third review. This online game is a frosty looking fantasy game called Snow Wizard Land. It's set in a rather icy wintry landscape mountain region full of wizards. This is a game by Big Escape Games, and your character is lost and has to find a way out of there. The music is adventurous sounding and the scenes are beautiful. The puzzles can be quite hard to locate. Just a tip for you: some clues are not as they seem. It's illusory, so click on them again to see the real clue appear. Otherwise you're stuck there!
For sleepovers or nights in, playing spooky games can be something else. There is Veronica, similar to Bloody Mary. From Russia is a game called Sweet Tooth Gnome, played at night after midnight, with two or more players. You need objects including a bar of chocolate, scissors, ball of string and a mirror. It should be played in the dark. This game will invite an entity who'll eat the chocolate, and if you don't follow the rules properly, it could bite you.
Okay that will be enough of the scary games.
Future game reviews that I post will be about computer games only.
Howls ^^

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Dark Winter games 2


The second review of Dark Winter games theme, that's ongoing from both spooky and cold Winter months is a nice horror game called Vampire Cave by Games 2 Rule. This is a point and click puzzle game, here you find yourself lost in a cave full of vampires and have to get out. The puzzles are a little easy although it's got hidden objects that are tricky to find and some of the clues are vague to work out. The background music is quite soft and a little out of place, although its kind of understandable for being in a cave. Overall this is an online escape game to kill time.
Scarier than that game, is an offline game called Doors to the Mind. For a more detailed description of this one, visit The Ghost in My Machine to see info on that game and others: Doors to the Mind
Another dark and creepy game is The Telephone Ritual where you are supposed to give calls to spirits! This one occurs after the hour of midnight. Another is Shoebox Telephone where you choose to communicate with spirit. However though this one may end up with making actual phonecalls to real numbers. The Answer Phantom is another game involving about 10 people but this one is considerably dangerous with regards to contacting an entity.
Above all play safely and follow the rules. Better still, avoid playing them.
Howls ^^

Friday, 11 January 2019

Dark Winter games


You may be asking what Dark Winter games is and what's Wolf Girl Night on about now? There were some game reviews I made last year, during the seasons of Halloween and then Christmas with themed games. January is a theme for this one where I continue making reviews with any game that's both wintry and spooky.
I start this off with "Rescue the Village from Vampire" game. This was created by Wow Escape Games and is about a village under supernatural attack from blood sucking vampires. Your mission is to destroy the vampires and save the people. To do this, locate various objects and clues, work out puzzles and solve riddles. There is a few portals to enter and you visit a different level through each doorway.
The game is rather pretty and yes it has blood, although not too much of it.
Like me if you're a fan of puzzle games, you would probably enjoy working through this one. Better to use pen and paper to note clues in case you're a forgetful type as these areas are full of places. My boyfriend would get lost playing this!
On a side issue, I want to point out that if you're interested in using a Ouija board, try and get uninterested as those things are nasty.
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Wolf Children

Wolf Children is a Studio Chizu 2012 Japanese anime film by Mamoru Hosoda.
The story begins where a promising student Hana meets a mysterious young man in college, who becomes her closest and dearest friend. She learns that he's really a werewolf that keeps to himself but she loves him and accepts him for what he is. They eventually marry and have two children, a daughter named Yuki and a son called Ame. Tragically the man is killed while in his wolf form, leaving Hana to raise the two small children alone. She finds life in the city hostile towards her as a single mother with two wolflike children, as neighbours complain about animals, the landlords threaten Hana with eviction and social services come knocking.
To escape it all, Hana leaves the city for a new life in the countryside, in an isolated rundown house bang in the middle of nowhere. Hana needs to learn the hard way, bringing up feral children while struggling to make ends meet, fix up the house and grow vegetables in difficult soil. This movie is very different to any werewolf movie I've watched. It's like a How To raise werewolf children and cope in the wilds. There are some sad and emotional moments that brought even myself to tears.
I rate this film 10/10.
Most magical part of the film for me was the mountain.
Howls ^^

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Waheela


Often associated with places like Nahanni Valley or "Headless Valley" in Canada, the Waheela is a legendary creature of oversized wolf characteristics. The region got its name from grisly findings and a mysterious number of missing heads and dead bodies. It's a very ancient belief that the giant white wolf the Waheela lived there. The area is very isolated, unexplored and dangerous to get to.
There are sightings also in Alaska. The Waheela resembles a very large white wolf, and sounds a bit like the giant mythical Amarok. The Waheela and the Amarok wolves tend to hunt alone or in pairs. Regular common wolves hunt in packs.
The myth of the Waheela is so ingrained that some, like zoologist Ivan Sanderson, believe it's based on a true animal, like the prehistoric Direwolf and the Amphicyonidae.
Due to quite a number of reports, this Waheela creature is now a cryptid.  What is it?
Could some prehistoric animals like the direwolf still exist today in isolated pockets of the wilderness? And the sightings of large wolves with freakish traits like dogmen and waheela be those? Or are they an unknown and undiscovered or yet to be classed species?
You can also choose what you believe it is.
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Month of the wolf moon


It's January 2019 already and I want to mention that this month the full moon is called Wolf Moon. Right now the moon is a crescent waning moon as its traditionally called by pagans, poets, scholars and farmers. We'll get the full Supermoon on the 21st. Also if you live in north America, you'll witness a lunar eclipse.
Up ahead over the following course of the month, will be other activities. On the 3rd and 4th January will be the Quadrantids meteor shower, only visible depending on if the sky is clear or not. The New Moon will make an appearance like a completely invisible dark moon on the 6th. No one can see the New Moon although this doesn't mean it can't totally be seen by powerful telescopes. At the same time Venus becomes at 47 degrees from the sun or Greatest Western Elongation. Venus looks extremely bright in the sky, and can be observed with the naked eye even on cloudy skies! A lot on the 6th is happening because there is a partial solar eclipse that will be observed in the east, Pacific, Russia and Asia.
The Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on the 22nd. To find out what that means visit this link.
Venus and Jupiter When the curve lines up
A frosty landscape with stunning sky displays.
Happy 2019 and Howls to you all ^^