Monday, March 23, 2009

Meta: "I've liked you for a thousand years."

Hey kids, you may or may not have noticed a slow down here at ANTSS. Basically, my high-tech home wireless network, which I made primarily out of stolen alien technology, the parts of dead criminals, and nearly 500 rubber bands, utter collapsed about a week ago.

I've been stealing work time, making pilgrimages to the library, and so on if an effort to work around the increasingly less temporary problem. I fancy I've managed to keep the posts pretty regular, but if you've noticed a lag, I apologize.

Though I owe a special apology to both Mermaid Heather, bloggeress extraordinaire and one of the formative influences on this very blog you're reading, and Curt of Groovy Age of Horror fame, who is the very image of a modern major horror blogger. These two fine folks both selected me to receive the award/meme Premio Dardos and I, in my mind-boggling laziness, have not responded to either of them.

So, first, some thanks.

The lovely and talented Heather is not only a movie reviewing engine – her blog features full reviews of feature flicks four or five times a week – but her willingness to review anything, from the grimmest new fare to the dustiest of classics, makes her standout from a horror fandom that seems increasingly obsessed with jealously guarding ever-narrowing fiefdoms of subgenre appreciation. I started this blog after following her and a few others around and seeing how they did things. In a way, this blog is partially her fault.

As for Curt, anybody reading this blog is probably already familiar with Curt's work. Driven bloggers tend to be a bitter breed, their boundless energy a facet of their seemingly limitless stores of distain. Curt, on the other hand, is one of the most expansive, curious, and demanding horror bloggers pounding a keyboard. He roams wider than most bloggers and, in his searching, asks better questions. Not even the academic horror bloggers I follow tend to chase down topics with the vigor Curt musters.

You can find links to both blogs on the sidebar.

In appreciation I dedicate this posting of Plumtree's "Scott Pilgrim" (the source of the famed comic character's moniker and an insanely catchy song) to Mermaid.

And Curt gets this slice of retro-groovy: "On roule à 160" by Mareva.

Now, who to pass this thing on to . . .

We've got to save that for another post.


spacejack said...

Congratulations! I think the award is well deserved.

Nova Scotia always seems to produce our best pop/rock outfits for some reason.

Unrelated horror movie tip: I recently saw Eden Lake, which is pretty damn scary and awesome.

Curt Purcell said...

Thanks man--and good luck with that wireless!

CRwM said...

Screamin' Spacey,

Thanks for the tip. Sounds a little "Funny Games"-esque.

I don't know nuffin' about Plumtree other than 1) they're Canadian, 2) their song is the source of Scott Pilgrim's name, and 3) they look so painfully grunge era.

CRwM said...


Thanks for stopping by and for all the great stuff you and the GAoH do.

Heather Santrous said...

Aww...thanks for all the kind things you had to say. Keep up the great work! I always get excited when I see you have added a new post. I'm glad I'm not the only one to pass the award on to you. If anyone is deserving of it, it be you!

CRwM said...

Screamin' Heather,

My pleasure.