Yuki Okada’s Day 11 Recipe Yum

by on Oct.10, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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One of the perks of being Head Candy Corn of Gothtober is the occasional “quality control” delivery of baked goods. Yuki dropped off a sample of her Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake… and WOW that was delicious and there is none left.

As we all scream inside our hearts and eat our feelings, why not do it in quality style? You’re gonna want this recipe, it’s the perfect treat to cram into your face while watching debates and preparing for the 2020 election. It’s also got a nice ribbon of espresso winding through it, so you’ll be able to get lots done after eating some of it.

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Love in the Time of Covid: Day 10 w/Sibyl O’Malley

by on Oct.09, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Patented O’Malley Bloody Chainsaw

Visit DAY 10 on the Gothtober Calendar!

It’s one thing to deal with quarantine, and then it’s another thing entirely to suffer a broken heart during quarantine. It’s a double dose of crap sandwich. It’s a challenge to prevent hardening into a perpetually pissed off burnt little pebble.

Ugh. How to process.

We start with some charming ukulele strums from Tom Moose. The animation is sweet and loving… and then everything just like… explodes. But is that all? Nope. We asked Sibyl about her film and this is what she had to say:

Sibyl’s Words: There’s so much happening in the world to be angry about. I’ve lost whole days to rage in the past few months. Sometimes the anger feels great, adrenalizing and powerful, but it’s also exhausting and leaves my heart hate sick.

What’s helping me are revenge fantasies. Creative acts of vandalism. Riots of righteous joy. Making this stop motion gave me a way to express my fury and leave room for my silly little heart to do what it can’t seem to stop doing –  loving you and this stupid world we’ve made. 

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Love in the Time of Covid: Day 10 w/Sibyl O’Malley

by on Oct.09, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Patented O’Malley Bloody Chainsaw

Visit DAY 10 on the Gothtober Calendar!

It’s one thing to deal with quarantine, and then it’s another thing entirely to suffer a broken heart during quarantine. It’s a double dose of crap sandwich. It’s a challenge to prevent hardening into a perpetually pissed off burnt little pebble.

Ugh. How to process.

We start with some charming ukulele strums from Tom Moose. The animation is sweet and loving… and then everything just like… explodes. But is that all? Nope. We asked Sibyl about her film and this is what she had to say:

Sibyl’s Words: There’s so much happening in the world to be angry about. I’ve lost whole days to rage in the past few months. Sometimes the anger feels great, adrenalizing and powerful, but it’s also exhausting and leaves my heart hate sick.

What’s helping me are revenge fantasies. Creative acts of vandalism. Riots of righteous joy. Making this stop motion gave me a way to express my fury and leave room for my silly little heart to do what it can’t seem to stop doing –  loving you and this stupid world we’ve made. 

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Pauly G Gives Us a Song for Gothtober Day 9

by on Oct.09, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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Turn your lights down ALL THE WAY, and turn your speakers up, so that you can experience California’s Crystal Cove and the Malibu State Park, among other points of interest, and you can hear Paul’s song as the camera saunters.

Malibu State Park, CA

“The American people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country”
K A M A L A H A R R I S

“8 months since we’ve been in the same room
8 months of destruction and gloom
8 months since I gave you a hug
8 months…. WTF”
P A U L Y G.

We WILL be together again, but boy… right now… this sucks.

I don’t want to give away anything in the film, but since hiking and walking is one of the things we CAN do during quarantine, visiting the spot where Paul filmed DAY 9 makes a great day adventure! Check it out and plan your adventure!

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tallgrass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California”. 

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The Honeylabs for Gothtober Day 8!

by on Oct.07, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Bradbury is the city’s oldest landmarked building.

Gothtober DAY 8!
From Downtown Los Angeles, in ghostly form, it’s THE HONEYLABS!!! If you’ve a hankering for some well known tunes from one of the most celebrated song duos of yacht rock fame, you’re in for a treat! Follow the Ghost Detectives to solve the mystery of what’s going on with Sarah Smile! Starring Linda Santiman and Nancy Kissam, these two play aspirational apparitions on a quest for better supernatural communication skills!

So how did they go about making their Gothtober piece? All is revealed:

We know you used a LOT of Hall and Oates songs, were there any you left out, or is there one that is your favorite Hall and Oates song of all time?
We did not use “She’s Gone!” That would have worked here too! 

Where did you shoot your movie scenes?
We shot around the Bradbury Building downtown, my favorite DTLA building because of Blade Runner! 

Built in 1893, the five-story Bradbury building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.

Did anyone bug you or try to get in the shot or ask you questions or try to bust you for a film permit?
This guy cleaning the courtyard in back said we couldn’t film on the steps of the building behind it because of its famous location. But we filmed all around it.
One guy came around the corner and thought Nancy and I were mannequins in our vintage hats! We startled him a bit when we moved! 

What did you make the puppet sticks out of? Popsicle? Chopsticks? 
Puppet sticks were rulers I stole from school because I’m a teacher.  I intended to return them but then Covid.  So yes, I guess I stole them.

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The Honeylabs for Gothtober Day 8!

by on Oct.07, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Bradbury is the city’s oldest landmarked building.

Gothtober DAY 8!
From Downtown Los Angeles, in ghostly form, it’s THE HONEYLABS!!! If you’ve a hankering for some well known tunes from one of the most celebrated song duos of yacht rock fame, you’re in for a treat! Follow the Ghost Detectives to solve the mystery of what’s going on with Sarah Smile! Starring Linda Santiman and Nancy Kissam, these two play aspirational apparitions on a quest for better supernatural communication skills!

So how did they go about making their Gothtober piece? All is revealed:

We know you used a LOT of Hall and Oates songs, were there any you left out, or is there one that is your favorite Hall and Oates song of all time?
We did not use “She’s Gone!” That would have worked here too! 

Where did you shoot your movie scenes?
We shot around the Bradbury Building downtown, my favorite DTLA building because of Blade Runner! 

Built in 1893, the five-story Bradbury building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork.

Did anyone bug you or try to get in the shot or ask you questions or try to bust you for a film permit?
This guy cleaning the courtyard in back said we couldn’t film on the steps of the building behind it because of its famous location. But we filmed all around it.
One guy came around the corner and thought Nancy and I were mannequins in our vintage hats! We startled him a bit when we moved! 

What did you make the puppet sticks out of? Popsicle? Chopsticks? 
Puppet sticks were rulers I stole from school because I’m a teacher.  I intended to return them but then Covid.  So yes, I guess I stole them.

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Day 7 with Horror Movie Survival Guide!

by on Oct.06, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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They’re BACK! Julia Marchese and Teri Gamble, aka, The Horror Movie Survival Guide podcast hosts, go over a little bit of horror history by talking about Renfields! Do you know what a Renfield is? Well this is your education for the day.

If you like this good time ditty, check out allll the great podcasts from Horror Movie Survival Guide about any and all horror flicks old and new!

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Electric Mouse Dreams Day 6: Cristin Pescosolido

by on Oct.06, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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Was there ever a dream you had of people riding through mountain terrain on gravity-defying electric mouse vehicles? I had such a dream, sometime in the 90s. I told my college chum, Cristin Pescosolido, all about it! Our High Priestess of Gothtober, Cristin, has used special effects magic to give us a glimpse of just how REAL this dream could look.

Sketch of mouse dream by JP, and the inner workings of Cristin’s application of Unreal Engine below! 3-D wow!

Here is Cristin’s account of creating this lively futuristic scenario:

“This was made entirely in blender and unreal engine 4 over the last three weeks.
I had never used either package before, so the learning curve was steep.

The modeling, texturing, and animation was done in blender. The shading, particles, lighting, and landscape was done using UE4.
There is still a bunch of stuff I need to figure out, like reflection maps, audio (the mix output from UE4 is still experimental in the version I was using) and why my particles didn’t render in every shot.
But hey, it was a huge amount of fun, and I did a lot of writing of my own materials, something I’ve never done before. Blueprint is fun, and I can’t wait to learn more (and maybe dig into c++ instead of blueprint inside UE4).

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Auntie Lyla hosts Gothtober Day 5!

by on Oct.04, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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Today’s amusement behind Gothtober Day 5 is an amuse bouche of selected items from America’s favorite Texan, Auntie Lyla KaRug. Gothtober’s Head Candy Corn called up this Cooterville celebrity to ask her a little bit about what went into making this enjoyable mini movie. Here’s the info!

Where was this filmed? 
This scene was filmed in Aunt Lyla’s nephew Jeff’ry’s bathroom, where she has been quarantining since March, unable(willing) to travel back to Cooterville.

What’s the musical track?
The public domain song that the universe offered up to Beaver to use when he was editing the piece.

How many mask shots ended up on the cutting room floor?
The carnage was brutal.  There was that whole 1950s kitchen fruit pattern series disaster…  And don’t even bring up the attempt to make masks out of old costume fabric from the attic of the Kirk Douglas Theater.  We still have two mold lawsuits pending over that one.

Do you have any “making of” shots, like a photo or two to share of your process?
No Ms. KaRug burns all prints negatives and digital recordings of unauthorized images of her.

Any other facts about this piece you’d like us to know?
She is forever and eternally grateful to her nephew Nathaniel Beaver for his always brilliant video magic. Check out his website Parry-RiposteFilms.com and hire him for all your filmic needs!

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Auntie Lyla hosts Gothtober Day 5!

by on Oct.04, 2020, under Syndicated from the Web

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Today’s amusement behind Gothtober Day 5 is an amuse bouche of selected items from America’s favorite Texan, Auntie Lyla KaRug. Gothtober’s Head Candy Corn called up this Cooterville celebrity to ask her a little bit about what went into making this enjoyable mini movie. Here’s the info!

Where was this filmed? 
This scene was filmed in Aunt Lyla’s nephew Jeff’ry’s bathroom, where she has been quarantining since March, unable(willing) to travel back to Cooterville.

What’s the musical track?
The public domain song that the universe offered up to Beaver to use when he was editing the piece.

How many mask shots ended up on the cutting room floor?
The carnage was brutal.  There was that whole 1950s kitchen fruit pattern series disaster…  And don’t even bring up the attempt to make masks out of old costume fabric from the attic of the Kirk Douglas Theater.  We still have two mold lawsuits pending over that one.

Do you have any “making of” shots, like a photo or two to share of your process?
No Ms. KaRug burns all prints negatives and digital recordings of unauthorized images of her.

Any other facts about this piece you’d like us to know?
She is forever and eternally grateful to her nephew Nathaniel Beaver for his always brilliant video magic. Check out his website Parry-RiposteFilms.com and hire him for all your filmic needs!

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