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LaughingVixen

LaughingVixen
Date Joined: July 9, 2018
Last Online: December 17, 2021
Birthday: August 3
Country: United States
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Well, Hello There!

You can call me Zelda. I'm just a gal from the US who likes swapping and interacting with people from all over. I'm a crafty person and movie lover who is hoping to find others who have similar interests and might just enjoy some maybe-not-so-ordinary-swaps. And I'm always on the lookout for one of your fabulous swaps!

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Here are a few things about me...

  • I'm a HUGE movie lover! Pretty much anything and everything. My favorite though is Horror. I personally think Horror is a wide genre and includes many styles of film. I love it all but my go-to is a really good Thriller with a nice twist or two. I love working my way through themed watchlists. Since the lock down I have missed going to the theater so much! I went every week, sometimes twice a week, but I have more than made up for it in the amount of movies/shows I have consumed in the last year.

  • Favorite TV - I love old black and white like Twilight Zone, Hitchcock, Thriller, Bewitched, The Addams Family, The Munsters and watch a lot of late night MeTV. A lot of modern shows that fit in the thriller/mystery category.

    True Blood. Love it! Miss it! My favorites - Merlotte's, Fangtasia and Mr. Northman. But really, I love it all. I purchased a few pieces from auction after it went off the air. The restroom sign from Merlotte's, the "No Lingering in the Parking Lot" sign from Fangtasia and my absolute favorite... Mr Squirrel from behind the bar at Merlotte's. I'm so not the person that would have a taxidermy animal but I love, love, love Mr Squirrel. If you ask him, he was the star of the show.

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Mr Squirrel on set with the Beer Nuts.

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Mr Squirrel at home... with his eye on the TV.

  • I love to travel. My favorite is a good road trip. I've done some big road trips in the last few years but the best was a month long trip down Route 66. What a crazy and amazing experience! I can't wait to get back out there again once the world is back to somewhat normal.

    I've been to Europe, Canada, Mexico and a large portion of the US. Would love to visit Cuba, Egypt and... well everywhere actually.

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Crafty Things

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Crafty Things I Enjoy

I love lots of different crafts. A few I've been enjoying lately...

  • Paper Crafting

  • Sending Snail Mail/Happy Mail

  • Scrapbooking/Junk Journaling

  • Interactive Journal/Books - Books like Wreck This Journal, Create This Book, etc. I have about all of them but yet to use very many. You know how it goes.

  • Crochet - While I learned the very basics when I was younger from my mom it's only in the last 1.5 years that I've really been learning. I've done lots of fun swaps here and they have helped my crochet skills immensely!

    I prefer to use acrylic yarn. The fancier yarns are pretty but I prefer plain old acrylic. I tend to use mostly worsted weight 4 but I am open to other weights. Sometimes it's nice to have something a little thinner or fun to have something a little chunkier. And, while I love the look of it, no yarns with the tinsel wrapped around the strand. It's so pretty but every time I've tried to use it the tinsel is broken in so many spots.

    When it comes to yarn I use pretty much any color. On that note, I'm not as fond of pastels so those would be my least favorite. I do love Chartreuse so any yellowy greens or greenish yellows are great. I loved Limeade by Caron (from the One Pound Century Collection) but that's been discontinued. I'm always on the lookout for something similar.

    Please no wool or anything from Hobby Lobby.

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Yes and No

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Yes Please!!!

Here are some styles and things I enjoy in crafting and life...

  • Moomins Please! - This is something that is newer to me but I do just love them. Not something we have much of here in the US so anything you might like to share I would love. I just love my little Moomintroll.

  • The Ghastlies - This is a fabric series designed by Alexander Henry. I just love it!

  • Vintage/Retro - This is the feel I use for most of my paper crafting/scrapbooking/junk journaling styled crafts. Vintage ladies (especially from the 20's - 60's) are a favorite but anything that has this style or feel to it is great.

  • Halloween/Darker Themed - Halloween anytime of year is perfectly acceptable with me. I love bats, black cats, fortune tellers, astrology, ravens, and anything witchy. Preferably with a vintage/retro look or at least more grownup styled. Nothing too childlike or cutesy.

  • Art Deco - Roaring Twenties, flappers, the music and Zelda Fitzgerald. I use a lot of vintage ladies from this era in my crafting projects. Love it!

  • Book Pages - I love using real book pages in my crafting. I could definitely use more pages with foreign text, poem/poetic content, music or dictionary styled pages. And, of course, anything older is great.

  • Paper Ephemera - When I do Junk Journal/Scrapbook styled activities I'm always wishing I had more bits and pieces to create layered looks. Paper Die Cuts or other paper ephemera goodies in the styles listed above in my other sections - vintage, retro, antique, vintage/retro ladies, darker themed, Halloween, etc. Maybe some flowers, birds, butterflies, plants, etc.

  • Pretty Papers in above styles - I especially love Graphic 45. You can see their site HERE. Their vintage style is great! Anything similar to this is extra fabulous. I've seen other companies that have a very similar look.

  • Postcards/Cards - I would love vintage postcards (70's or earlier) from businesses like Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts, Roadside Attractions, Movie Theaters, etc. Especially any old businesses along Route 66. I just love these little retro glimpses into a bygone past.

    I also like postcards with retro/vintage movie posters, pinups, vintage ladies, old weird B movies, vintage horror comics, vintage romance comics or just plain oddness.

  • Washi Tape This is something I have WAY too much of! That being said, if you find something really awesome in my above styles I won't say no. Ha! Especially something truly fabulous from the Halloween/Darker section above. I'm always on the lookout for that.

  • Pretty, Pretty Pens - So many pretty pens!!! I do love colorful pens of all sorts. Sparkly, glittery, shimmery, bright, neon, metallic or anything else under the rainbow. Just makes life more fun! I'm open to pretty much any kind of pen. I do not use fountain pens.

    I find I use a lot of finer tip pens and especially look for colorful extra fine (.05 or .07) in pretty much any kind of pen but definitely ballpoint.

    I've also started using alcohol markers and find them a lot of fun. I have a bunch of the TomBow Dual Tip Alcohol Markers that are exclusive to Michael's but that is pretty much it so far.

    When it comes to pens I like all colors as I do use them to color sometimes and it's nice to have a variety of shades. I also love pretty much anything in the Chartreuse range (yellowy greens) so anything along that line is always appreciated. I also really like bright Pinks and Purples.

  • Stickers - I mean, come on. I was prime age for the sticker craze of the early 80's. Oh, how I miss the old stationery stores with a huge wall full of rolls of stickers. So many rolls of stickers!!! It was always such a treat to get to go and pick your stickers. Back then it was all about unicorns, rainbows, purple and scratch 'n sniff. Oh! So many different scratch 'n sniffs!

    Then take them home and add them to your sticker collection which, in those days, was a photo album. You know, the old style ones where you peeled the plastic back, put your stickers down, then smoothed the plastic back out. Aaah.... simple times. Dang, I wish I still had those books.

    I still enjoy stickers. My tastes may have changed some but they are still lots of fun. Pretty much anything in the above styles would be great.

  • Favorite color, Chartreuse - Lots of yellowy green and greenish yellow!!! I like Chartreuse and Black together but all colors are great. Maybe not pastels as much but I'm good with pretty much anything when it comes to color.

  • Tea - I do enjoy tea. I drink mostly herbal teas but do enjoy a caffeinated tea now and then. Sealed only please.

  • Succulents and Houseplants - If you have any cuttings you would like to share I would love to collect some. I want to start acquiring some succulents but other houseplants would be fun too. I remember both of my grandmas having what I fondly refer to as indoor gardens. They had so many little plants and succulents in a big group near a window. They would also have lots of tiny little things in the pots and among the leaves. Like tiny little animal figurines and such. It all seemed so magical when I was young. I've always wanted to recreate that for myself.

    I recently saved a dying Prayer Plant by taking its few remaining leaves and starting them over. I was surprised at just how much joy I found in watching them sprout and multiply. Oh, so many babies!!! Plus, if you are not familiar with Prayer Plants, they move on their own!!! Seriously! I call them my poltergeist plants. It's creepy and yet so cool. I also planted some Bonsai trees from seeds. That was definitely hit and miss but I have 3 little survivors (1 Rocky Mountain Pine and 2 Norwegian Spruce) going strong. And a bamboo plant that has rebounded from the brink of death in fierce fashion!

    If you do decide to share something just make sure to let me know what they are. Especially if they have any history to them. Sometimes plants get passed down through generations. We used to have quite a few of ones from my grandmas but they are all gone now.

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Thank you but...NO (Do Not Send)

  • No spiders!!! - Seriously. I will haunt you after the heart attack you give me and make your life a nightmare. Ha!

    While I LOVE Halloween I do not want anything with realistic looking spiders on it. Not really needing non realistic looking spiders either. Webs are just fine though.

  • Nothing from Hobby Lobby

  • No politics

  • No religion

  • No hate

  • No Disney

  • No Hello Kitty

  • No Anime

  • No Kawaii

  • Nothing Cutesy - Nothing overly cutesy looking or geared towards kids. Unless it's something specific that has been noted somewhere.

  • Nothing Smelly - I'm a bit sensitive to a lot of smells so no candles, perfumes, bath products, etc. On that note, I do enjoy handcrafted soaps. Just nothing with a perfume or floral scent. Food scents are usually good.

  • Things I Don't Do - Drink coffee, wear socks, carry a purse, wear a watch or much jewelry, watch sports or reality TV, use keychains, wear hats. I don't need anymore coffee cups.

Food Items I Do Not Like...

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Mango, Papaya, Banana flavors

  • Microwave Popcorn

  • Maple flavor

  • Ketchup flavor

  • Fish or Seafood flavors

  • Nothing with artificial sweeteners

  • Coffee

  • Hard Candies

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Happiness In A Box! Swap

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Happiness In A Box! Swap

In addition to what I've listed above, here are a few other things to help you out. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. I'm more than happy to help.

  • Crafting Supplies - I would be more than happy with paper crafting supplies. Papers, tapes, ephemera, pens, stickers, etc. In any of the styles listed above but definitely vintage styled is always a safe bet. You can never go wrong with vintage/retro. And pretty much anything chartreuse!

  • Movies - I love my movies!!! I'm a big fan of Thrillers/Horror. Below are 2 lists. These are just for ideas on what I like and what I already have. Please feel free to choose something not on these lists.

    Thriller/Horror Movies I Have

    Thriller/Horror Movies I Do Not Have

    DVD or Blu Ray is fine. I usually go with which one is the better price.

    I already have most movies with Alex Skarsgård, Heath Ledger and Keanu Reeves.

    Please - No Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Mel Gibson or Julia Roberts.

  • Escape Room Games - I love these puzzle styled games/books. I always love getting new ones. Below is a list of ones I already have.

    Escape Room Games/Books I Have

  • Books - See next section for book preferences.

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I Love This Book! Swap

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I Love This Book! Swap

I'll admit, I love my storytelling in movie form. I am so lazy when it comes to reading but I do enjoy it! I really enjoy reading books that movies or TV shows are based on. I enjoy seeing how my favorites started out or seeing how both versions compare.

Just like my movie watching, I do enjoy a good thriller in book form too. Twisty, keep you guessing stories are always fun.

Here's 2 Amazon lists that can help you out... These are just for ideas on what I like and what I already have. Please feel free to choose something not on these lists.

Books I have read or own

Books I have not read that interest me

While I like Thrillers and Horror, I don't really want anything that's too much True Crime styled. Even if it's fiction, nothing heavy on serial killers. It's one thing to be in that for an hour and a half for a movie. It's a whole other thing to be in that, in lots of detail, for days with a book.

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Snack Exchanges

I love to try food that it unique to your town, state, region or country. Something I cannot get here.

I do not have any allergies to worry about.

Things I Like...

  • Potato Chips

  • Popcorn (not microwave)

  • Milk Chocolate

  • Coconut

  • Caramel

  • Licorice ~ Black or Red. I love it! But I do not like the salted licorice.

  • Spicy ~ I really enjoy spicy foods. Spicy but not crazy "light your mouth on fire" hot. I still like to taste the food.

  • Ramen - I love ramen!!! I love trying new ramen. Things I do not like - fish, shrimp, seaweed or other seafood flavors, anything crazy hot or Tom Yum flavor.

  • Soda - I enjoy trying regional sodas (soda pop, pop, soft drinks). Pretty much any flavor except for diet sodas.

  • I’m open to pretty much any kind of snack foods.

Things I Do Not Like...

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Mango, Papaya, Banana flavors

  • Microwave Popcorn

  • Maple flavor

  • Ketchup flavor

  • Fish or Seafood flavors

  • Nothing with artificial sweeteners

  • Coffee

  • Hard Candies

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package! :-) I never had any of the treats you included and especially the chips are so cool, never even heard of them. Also the theme of them is perfect as i love halloween things. So thoughtful of you. And my highlight was the pumpkin spice, again, thank you so much! Can't wait to try everything. <3
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Comment: Thank you for the card, goodies, and stories about costumes. I remember being a can of Coke in a costume my dad made out of cardboard for me
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I love the vintage cat. I didn't get too many Halloween movies in this year before Halloween. I am hopping to still get a few in this month before Christmas movies season starts :) You had a lot that I haven't seen on your list. I will have to watch some!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I didn't get as many movies in this year as I'd hoped. And I'm always amazed at how the Christmas movies start coming before Halloween is even over. Darn you Hallmark and Lifetime!!! Ha! Enjoy your movie watching, whatever season they may be 8)
primaveratime rated for Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt on Oct 31, 2021
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Comment: Hi Zelda Thank you for all the candy !!! Take care
Response: Hope you enjoy them 8)
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Comment: Zelda!! OMG! I have no words right now that describe how much I love this ATC! Christine is one of my favorite movies as well because my family loves classic cars, so it was one of the first horror movies I ever watched! My jaw literally dropped when I saw the ATC you made, I love it with my entire heart! I have always wanted a Christine car, even with the matching license plates, that would be a dream, LOL! The book is AMAZING too, I know you will love it. Thank you so so much again, you truly made my entire day:) Sending hugs! Addie<3
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed it so much!!! I was concerned that it wasn't special enough because I was pressed for time. /// I remember the 1 time I saw a true Christine in the wild. I saw her in a grocery store parking lot about 15 years ago. She was white (the only color they actually made that year in, I believe) and just sitting there in all her glory. I was so taken back to actually see one I stood and stared at it for awhile. When I got in my car, and stopped at a light, I noticed it was behind me. It followed me until I reach my driveway (a large apartment complex) and then it seemed to disappear. A month or two later, as I was driving the long way around the complex (which I almost never did) I saw her sitting in a parking spot. Ha! She lived there too! There was also an old Torino like Starsky and Hutch (but plain old brown) sitting near her. /// Watching the movie is a Halloween favirite. I'm looking forward to it so much! 8)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the activities and goodies! This is gonna be fun! 🎃👻🧡 Thank you!
Response: I hope you enjoy them. Happy Halloween 8)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun activity sheets! I will let you know if I get stumped.
Response: I hope you enjoy them. Happy Halloween 8)
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Comment: Looking forward to opening these colorful gifts, with clever spooky sentiments. Since I’ve already given you feedback in a message, I’ll update this further, as I explore the package countdown. 💕 ~ Z — 3rd Nov. ‘21 update: So sorry for being MIA for these past few days on the Tribe group! I got so concerned about another important SB package arriving safely from USPS not updating their tracking properly and making it appear lost, that I made myself sick, which only amplified the being-under-the-weather complications I’ve experienced since a past car wreck… Plus, I thought I had responded already, but must have dreamt it. ~ ~ OMGoodness!!! ~ I absolutely adore everything you’ve given me! ! ! ~ Loved this swap! It was so much fun, both in finding things, buying things & putting things together for my partner and in receiving the advent gifts! I love the efforts you’ve put into this as a host & what you’ve created with the Tribe group you’ve created, too! Will share more soon. Thank you so much!!!! 💕 ~ Z
Response: I'm so glad you had fun with this swap and that you enjoyed what I picked out for you. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. I've been having a lot of that too around here and I'm hoping it's about done!!! I have had enough of it! Ha! Take care and thanks again for joining in the fun 8)
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Comment: Your first piece arrived today, thank you! (10/12/21) This s'mores collection of ChapStick sounds delicious! =) The perfect low-calorie way to trick or treat. ;) (10/14/21) The crazy Oreos arrived! I’ve never heard of Apple Cider Donut Oreos, but I look forward to trying them! I'll update when the other 2 pieces come in, too. Thanks again! (10/17/21) Cute pumpkin tee arrived today! It’s perfect for getting into the spooky spirit. Thank you! (10/25/21) The last piece arrived today, and it's awesome! I love Mounds so much. Your letter made me smile! I hope you're able to go on an epic road trip. My immunocompromised boyfriend and I take lots of them to avoid flying. It's definitely the way to go! We wear gloves to touch gas pumps, door handles, and everything in the public, and do car camping to avoid hotels (or open windows as we're wiping down hotel rooms). The ability to just go and have that open-road freedom is really nice. Fingers crossed for you! And thanks again for all the amazing packages this season. I appreciate all the fun you've shared to help celebrate the spooky, kooky holiday!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed everything. It was fun picking out goodies to send you. That's great that you two are able to still get out there and enjoy the open road. How fun!!! I'll make it back out there one day soon. Happy Halloween 8)
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Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing FUN and yummy swap!! I am so excited for movie night with the fam! We are all looking forward to watching !! Thank you for the yummy snacks too! There's a lot of stuff in here wow!!! A truly fun swap to receive, open and now to enjoy! THANK YOU!!! <3 <3 <3
Response: I’m so glad you liked it all. They are such fun movies. I just watched House on Haunted Hill. Enjoy your movie night and happy Halloween 8)
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Comment: Thanks for the card! I, too, like to buy all the supplies when I go to the craft store!! I'm sorry you are still stuck inside. I've been enjoying seeing students in person (though the drive is HARD)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a fantastic Halloween 8)
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Comment: This was such a cool pc! I reallly love the bird stamp! ❤️ Great list of movies. I need to check out Final Girls and May. Thank you!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Can not go wrong with a classic like Psycho. And I hadn't even thought about what a good match that bird stamp was for that PC. Ha! 8)
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰 for washi and stickers
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 8)
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Comment: Wow thank you so much!!! The large paper pad will certainly be helpful and the vellum paper pad with x-rays etc is SO SPOOKY AND COOL!!!! I appreciate it so much!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I bought both for myself too and look forward to using them 8)
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Comment: What a great swap & thanks for making it awesome! I love that you got movies at the video store too...we never returned ‘attack of the killer tomatoes’...needless to say I watched more times than any human should 😜
Response: Ha! I don’t think I ever actually saw Killer Tomatoes. Which just seems wrong! I’ll have to add them to my list. Have you seen that there are now Free Blockbuster boxes that work like the Little Libraries? Just VHS and DVDs instead of books. There are only like 50 around the country so far but what a fun idea! There are 4 listed in the somewhat near area and I want to go find them. Happy Halloween 8)
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Comment: Great card and great suggestions! Thanks and Happy Halloween!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Comment: Great shows!! The old Twilight Zone is a true classic!!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it 8)
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Response: I’ll assume you enjoyed it???
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Comment: I love it! I'm going to tear into it today and make some festive goodies! Thanks a million!!!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy crafting 8)
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Comment: Oh, double the surprise! I am so excited to read these 😄 They are definitely a good fit for me. Thank you! 💕
Response: I do hope you enjoy them. Happy reading 8)

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Comments

Artistic on Aug 3, 2021:

Happy, happy birthday to you, Zelda!

ThrivingWell on Aug 3, 2021:

It’s that time! ! !

Time to party like your 29 again!

May it truly be wonderful, Zelda!

kizzlets on Jul 26, 2021:

Hi LaughingVixen-thanks so much for the recent box of goodies you sent me!! My apology for writing a novel in my rating for this swap, but I really appreciate the things you sent me. What a great way to start off on a Monday morning! By the way, I opened it during my break at work 😂🤫

hamsterfarm on Oct 9, 2020:

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Thanks for joining let's build a blanket together #1!

:)

KreavtiveKristi on Sep 30, 2020:

“Mega Profile Quote #1 Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

kayebubbly on Sep 28, 2020:

MEGA PROFILE QUOTE #1

You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C.S. Lewis

DanW on Sep 28, 2020:

Mega Profile Quote #1

“We don't know how much time we got left, it doesn't seem worth it to spend it with someone you don't love.”

Sookie, True Blood

Moniquex on Sep 28, 2020:

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Hi Zelda ♥ I wonder if you'd be interested in Cosmic Horror such as Lovecraft. I'm a big fan of this genre (In the Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite) and this is some interesting quote from Lovecraft:

"Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous." - H.P. Lovecraft

Hope you find many more movies for your watchlist and hope you enjoy them all ♥

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lovelettererin on Sep 28, 2020:

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"She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring." —Zelda Fitzgerald

May you never be bored! Have an exciting week! :)

bostianh on Sep 27, 2020:

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