I originally posted this on Christmas Specials Wiki:
The very first time I heard anything about the characters and situation of 'Here Come The Brides', I didn't even know I was reading about them, and the first time I heard something from it, I didn't realize what I was hearing.
Full stop. Sometime around 1979, a NYC-area radio station with talk and music would sometimes play 'Seattle' by Perry Como. I liked this song, and still do, but I had no idea it had once been the theme for a 1968-1970 Western drama called 'Here Come The Brides'. To be accurate, the version on the show never had Como's version and HCTB actor Bobby Sherman sung his own version, although Perry Como had the hit with it, this in an era (1969) when an older-school crooner …
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In Harry Potter lore, a Thestral is a winged beast of burden resembling a horse - if you haven't personally seen a death. Once you have, you see them as they really are. Still oddly magnificent, they become in your eyes a skeletal dark steed. You will now never see them as regular if winged horses ever again, and you have a hard time conveying to others what they now look like to you.
I think with this in mind, I may have figured out one of the dividers between Elfen Lied fans and at least some of the haters or at least the dismissers. In short, if you haven't been bullied, you cannot see that EL is not as far over the top as some claim. If you haven't experienced that kind of deep down, be-afraid, you-are-hunted, you-are-not-wanted-and-nev…Read more >
Growing up, the Gray Ghost was my hero. He still is, and he always will be. Farewell, Old Chum. The heavenly express is leaving, with atomic batteries to power, and turbines to speed.Read more >
Some years back, my recently-passed father, Bob Morris, told me something that startled me.
You see, back in school, I had a very hard time with the other kids. Maybe some of them would put a different spin on it, but I don't care much what that might be. Unsurprising for an Elfen Lied fan, I was bullied and harassed, whatever you want to call it. The fact remained, a lot of people went out of their way to make me endlessly miserable on a continual basis. After a time, the school staff wasn't much help, and the teasing often became attacks. Much like our girl Lucy, I frequently made them regret those attacks, but that only meant they mostly pulled back and ran away after starting in. They got very good at that.
To this day, I can't watch fic…Read more >
I'll say more at a time when I'm not exhausted. My father, Bob Morris, succumbed today to gastro-intestinal cancer. He gave me so much, and he will be missed.Read more >