Motif Magazine: CURTIS ARMSTRONG, KING OF THE NERDS, COMES TO COMIC CON

My first celebrity interview! How cool is that? I’ve done another since but you’ll have to wait for it.

Curtis Armstrong was a very kind interviewee. We had a few laughs and got to know each other better. You can watch the full video below. I truly appreciate Motif letting me do as much as I am for Rhode Island Comic Con which is right around the corner. (Less than a month!) My panel was accepted which I will talk about more soon and I need to finish my new costume. As always I’m busy and you can see if you follow me on any form of social media.

I love the way a magazine looks in print. Full Motif Magazine Page 28 Digital Version

 

 

 

Full Interview available on my YouTube page or below here.

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You’re such a Horror!

I do not like horror movies. I never have. My dad used to watch movies around my bedtime. I would go downstairs to the family room to say goodnight to him and often end up standing there in the darkness behind the couch watching over his shoulder until my mom called down for me and blew my cover. “Goodnight dad” I’d tell him as I kissed him in my oversized t-shirt. Then I would go to bed and have nightmares of Gremlins, blood, pirates, and Chucky. YES, sorry Jack, Chucky’s back….he’s always back and with the dim light of the nightlight all of my dolls looked like they were moving and staring at me. I still have my creepy clown and use it to constantly scare my roommate.

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That being said, as I’ve gotten older, it’s been easier to take in some classic horror. Fortunately for me I am surrounded by so many amazing fans of horror that all I need to do is ask and before I know it, I have the movie in my dvd player and a veteran to tell me when it’s safe to look again.

Friday the 13th

This year Friday the 13th was in October. Not only that but Kane Hodder, one of the guys who plays Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th was going to appear at Rock and Shock in Worcester. I not being a fan was educated about the movie prior to the holiday by Bobby who also had tickets to Kane Hodder’s photo opportunity where he was going to be in full Jason makeup. I had a blast going to Rock and Shock and seeing another fandom from an external point of view.

Later, the night of the 13th we got to go see where monsters go bump and grind as we took on Xmortis: Monsters A Go-Go at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA. So many of my friends were there and looking their beautiful goth selves. I love goth night. I love a dance club that is not about assaulting people but rather expressing yourself while dancing.

When midnight came upon the end of Friday the 13th I was a bit sad. It was a great start to the holiday season but also a fun day of horror and the dark which can always be as magical as rainbows and unicorns.

Saturday the 14th – Nightmare on Elm Street

The day after such an exciting day should be one of rest but as you know there is no love for the wicked. Saturday night, Bobby and I were invited to a horror movie themed halloween party. One that was early enough in the month for me to get it on my calendar. Bobby had been told that he couldn’t be one of his favorite horror movie characters without trying to step up his game. He had already been Freddy and Jason in years past. I figured I would help him with his Freddy Krueger makeup but what could I be? Bobby suggested Nancy but after a short message with Fallon, we decided on Tina Gray. Tina Gray was Freddy’s 1st victim in the 1st movie. Everyone knows it and it worked for me. I already had blonde hair. So after a $10 trip to Savers and some hair, makeup, and two sided tape, I was Tina.

One of the best parts which I don’t think we have a photo of is my feet. Tina wears socks, but I didn’t want to just wear socks, so I put on my Crocs ballet flats and put my socks over them. It looked just like I was wearing only socks with my underwear and shirt.

I really love how close to the actual Tina I came out. I will surely use this costume again. I even like how well the scars came out and I’m going to do a tutorial on it soon to show you all.

So much more to come for this October!

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Oct 2010

 

Bite by bite, Creature Double Feature satisfies Attleboro

Saturday was a very special event in Attleboro. Fans of the original Creature Double Feature put together the 4th Roundup for fans of horror and nostalgia to come together at the Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, MA. The event itself hosted several floors of activities from a vendor and artists room, a panel discussion room, a lock in room, a haunted house, a live Misfits cover band, and RKO Army Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Attleboro Community Theater. Plus the Ezekiel Bates Lodge is great for some creepy photos. I myself took advantage of it.

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Being Insomnia for this event was a blast. I will be sure to let her out in the future. She’s already making an appearance on Oct 1st at the Empire Revue’s The Supernatural Show, 8pm AS220. Join her if you dare.

There are talks of reviving Creature Double Feature for Attleboro with Insomnia as the host. I will keep you posted on any updates.

Stay Spooky XO

Jax

Paul Heroux faces Dumas in November Mayoral Election

The day after the primary and I wanted to share the Sun Chronicle’s article as well as a photo of Paul and I at the Watch Party last night.

Full Article Here

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I spent a few hours holding signs in the questionable weather at Ward 2. It was great to meet Heroux and Dumas supporters. I’m so happy for Paul an I look forward to November. We have our work cut out for us. I promise I won’t be political for at least a few posts.

Stay Local, XO Jax

Vote Today, it’s Primary Day!

Opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one. Mine is no more important that yours but I write to tell you that I will be voting for Paul Heroux at the Primary, September 19th.
I first knew of State Representative Paul Heroux as he is on the Board of Directors for the local nonprofit organization On Common Ground. On Common Ground’s mission is to help those in the community who are struggling with poverty (social, financial, or familial) by pairing them with a 1:1 voluntary mentor. After recently moving to Attleboro, not knowing anyone, I began volunteering for them. The organization, On Common Ground, (OnCommonGroundInc.org) believes that through social relationships we can WORK TOGETHER to build stronger community members and a stronger community. I believed in their mission and at one of the organizations beautiful community focused events, Seeds of Hope, Paul had donated a dinner for 4 to the silent auction. Never having met Paul I put my bid in and won “Dinner with State Representative Paul Heroux“. The idea of dinner with a politician seemed funny to me and not something I would ever get to do but this was for a good cause. To add to my strange sense of humor, I ask to have a 1:1 dinner with Paul. There’s nothing like putting a complete stranger on the spot with Jax. Upon arriving at Paul‘s home and being greeted by Paul and Mura (his dog), I was amazed at his gracious hosting and genuine nature. He was not intimidated by a smart mouth unicorn like me. That delicious dairy free dinner allowed me not only to learn exactly who Paul is but he patiently and kindly answered all my questions, helping me refresh my knowledge on local and state politics.  I came to find the funniest thing about the experience was the silly pun-filled jokes Paul can SOMEHOW pull off. Have you heard why he can’t eat mushrooms?
3 years later, Paul is a good friend. When it comes to Attleboro politics, Attleboro: the city I love, live, and work in; I read the paper, watch DoubleACS, talk with my neighbors and really try to see all sides to an issue. Paul is always willing to answer the questions I have. His answers are based in facts and research he’s done. Part of what I admire about him as a politician is his overwhelming altruistic behavior. He’s not the kind of person to make a decision or vote based on his own benefit or preference, unless you consider Paul‘s preference to always do the right thing by the people he serves. He is in my mind, a true public servant. He puts everything in to what he does and as his friend this is evident by his lack of social life. To say that Paul fully supports the efforts of a nonprofit like On Common Ground is to say that Paul supports the people of this community. He knows that only if we WORK TOGETHER can we succeed to build a stronger community. Attleboro needs a Heroux for our next mayor. Please join me in support of Paul Heroux for Mayor of Attleboro and thank you for listening.
In kind regards,

Creature Double Feature introducing Insomnia: Mistress of the Bite

Did you know that on September 23rd in the city of Attleboro an amazing event is occurring? In the vein of once it a lifetime experiences, this is one of those moments you won’t want to miss!

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Click the image for ticket information!

Jax is not going to attend this event but rather another manifestation…something dark and evil. Creature Double Feature introduces Insomnia: Mistress of the Bite.

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Photo by Joe Medolo

Nearly 600 years of living up to her name means Insomnia has seen a lot of twisted films since the dawn of the medium. She was born in Transylvania, Romania in the late 1430’s. The exact date escapes her as she doesn’t celebrate her birthday anymore. You’d never think she was a day over 200. The third cousin of the infamous Count Dracula, it’s still unclear why Insomnia hasn’t been featured in her own classic. These days, Insomnia is often seen in the dark alleys and streets near your favorite late night restaurant haunts. A devoted foodie, she loves a juicy late night bite – hence her title as the Mistress of the Bite. Dare to entertain her charm while enjoying some soylent green beans over a  nostalgic monster movie? Those who’ve survived her company were entranced by her. Just ask Insomnia’s human pet, Bobby Vial, who is always by her side.

Find out what secrets Insomnia has learned from all her movie nights and late night bites.