Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, December 20, 2009
  Show your Jingle Bells!

Mario here:

Seasons Greetings
all you Biting-Edgers!
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Xmas has pretty much been turned into an excuse to BUY, BUY, BUY even though most of us have more than plenty.  Which leads me to one of the scariest shows on television:
Hoarders.  



While we can gaze in derision on the poor saps and the mountains of crap they've piled around themselves, I feel a pang of sympathy, especially when they amass junk for a project they'll get around to finishing (or starting).  Artists are prone to this optimistic rationalization.  Check out writer and painter Juliet Blackwell on Pens Fatales where she discusses the odd things she's squirreled away.  Wine corks.  Plastic pizza tables.  Altoid tins.

I plead guilty to "collecting" junk for artistic purposes.  Namely because I have a thing for glass bottles.  When I first started to paint seriously, I went through a bottle period.  Here's one of my watercolors.  I had garage shelves crammed with bottles of all kinds which I threw away--excuse me, recycled--when I moved from Texas.


Bottles use high quality glass and the designs are created to promote a certain esthetic.  I  love liquor bottles (the best part is emptying them).  So I'm collecting assorted bottles to eventually turn into lamps.  Eventually.  Some day.  


I have many more bottles in boxes stacked out back.  Of course, I am not a crazy hoarder.  Any of you have collections of stuff for future projects?

Score!  Back in November I had posted the video for Ataque de Panico (Panic Attack).  This week the Internet was abuzz with the news that the video had gone viral with over a million hits and the director Fede Alvarez secured a $30 million deal from Sam Raimi, whose credits include Spiderman.  Not a bad investment from Alvarez as the video cost $300 to make.

For those who missed it the first time around, here it is in all its CGI glory.



We got SPAMMED!  Jeanne's blog last week attracted a comment from 123 123 (whose profile was not available) in an obvious ploy to post a link to Asian Escorts.  We at Biting-Edge weren't at all offended, rather amused by this waste of time.  We're certain our readers are not the ideal target market for these ladies.  Or are you?

If you have problems getting into a jolly Christmas spirit, we have the solution for you.




Happy Holidays!



 
Comments:
the paperclip and rubber band thing-- yikes!!!

J.
 
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