Friday, May 27, 2011

Space Mountain


So I was in Disney World last Tuesday and something crazy happened. We went through Space Mountain with the lights on! This might not sound too exciting for you, but as a Disney fan who's always wondered what rides look like behind the scenes, this was fascinating! We filmed what the track looked like when all the lights were on, and I snapped a couple pictures on my phone. I posted the short video and the picture with this post. Enjoy.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thundercats

It seems like when I tell someone about my novel, I find a lot of people respond, "Cool! Like thundercats?!"

I never watched Thundercats growing up, but apparently it was a hit with kids (and possibly some adults). From what I've researched, the werecats on that show were part alien, and came from a planet called Thundera (okay, that's awesome). What I like about Thundercats is that it had a retro-hero feel to it.

I know that my characters aren't named things like Lion-o or Cheetara, and they're not aliens like Thundercats, but I've found that even I've become a fan of the 1980's cartoon. Now when someone asks if I've heard of Thundercats, I too can say "Yeah, Thundercats? That show is awesome!"

Check out this werecat article I found.

I found this article about werecats on www.therianthropes.com, I thought it was interesting. I hope you do to. If not... beware of shapeshifters.

In folklore and fantasy fiction, werecats are shapeshifters who are similar to werewolves, except that they turn into some species of feline instead of a wolf. The species involved can be a domestic cat, a tiger, a lion, a leopard, a lynx, or any other type, including some that are purely fantastical felines.

The word "werecat" was not coined until the late 19th century, so it was not directly used in legends from earlier eras, only by later folklorists' commentary.

Monday, May 9, 2011

I am excited for Pirates of The Caribbean 4!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5AqJww06bw